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HJE ARGUS, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1902.
To make room . for extensive im
provements to be made in the
Lately purchased by us, we must
move some goods, and have decided
And to move the goods quickly every
piece of furniture, large or small,
carpets, rugs, etc., will be sold at a
discount of from 10 to 35 per cent.
It's a chance worth jumping at, and
the sooner you come the better you
will be pleased. The bargain latch
string hangs at the door.
THE OLD RELIABLE
"Window full of them. Take a, look.
pscia! Glean Up Sale
All broken lots of Men's Overcoats,
worth from $1.50 to 80.00, now
AH broken lots oC
worth from $7.50 to
YOU KNOW US.
St. and Second Ave.
lots of Children's Suits,
$5 to $7.50, now
STRINGS UP WIFE
Neighborhood Celebration That
Nearly Produced a
AMBER FLOWED TOO FREELY
woman cut iowu Just in Time to
Save Her Life -Police
According1 to a story which reached
the car, of the police today a merrymaking-
in a neighborhood in the
southwestern part "of the city yester
day came near 'ending- in n fatality.
The gathering was held for the pur
pose, so the story goes, of celebrat
ing a christening and the flowing- bowl
or krg was one of the features.
Kverybody, both male and female,
drank deep and often and. barring
the one incident that occurred to dis
turb the serenity of the participators,
it was one of the 'most enjoyable func
tions of the kind that has been held
in the city in many a flay.
While the hilarity was ait its height
one of the merry-makers, a large and
powerful limn, sci.ed his young wife
and carried her out into the yard.
Finding- there a piece of rope he
placed one end of it about her neck
ami throwing the other over the limb
oi a i ree wiwiout more ado-tlrew her
ofT the ground. Then lie went back
into the house anil after taking an
other pull at the keg. confided to a
iiuiulicr of his friends the nature of
the joke he had played on his lictter
half. Some of the more sober ones
thought it best to investigate, and
unn doing so to their horror found
that the playful husband had told the
They lot no time in cuttinir bcr
down and in applying restoral ives. She
was only partly conscious when res
cued, but after ircttiiiir a little fresh
lair she revived and at last accounts
j was not worse off for her experience,
with the exception of having an inch
or two added to her height.
j M'CABE HOMESTEAD EOTJGHT
I BY JAMES W. ATKINSON
.lames V. Atkinson, of Moline. has
I purchased of Samuel Peterson,
Osco. for S12JNIO the McC
stead, consisting- of a tine residence
and an acre of ground, in IMgcwood
Park, this city. Peterson, as a part
of the deal, buys from Atkinson for
$2.-.tM0 his ."00-aere farm in Krie,
Peterson has lately disposed of his
toO-acre farm in Osco for if.li'i.ooo.
The Spalding faction of the Nation
al league closed its session at New
York Saturday night by adopting a
resolution refusing to accept the res
ignation of President Hart, and join
ing hands to fight it out with l'.rash
and Freed man.
The Western league circuit commit
tee, composed of President James
Whitfield and Messrs. Manning. Van
ISrunt and Nichols, met in Kansas City
Saturday. It was expected a final an
nouncement would be made and the
abandonment of Kansas City and Mil
waukee would not have been a sur
prise, but if any such action was tak
en it. was kept s-ccret. The league
president returned from Peoria, af
ter spending- several flays there ar
ranging to place Western league
team in that city. He organized a
stock company and raised $..0(i0, but
at the meeting Saturday no franchise
was awarded that town.
IontmaitUr Thoinita Complimented.
Hon. J. T. Metcalf, superintendent
of the money order system of the
I'nited States postotTice department.
arrived in the citv vesteniav ami tins
morning inspected the Kock Island
anil Davenport post offices with ref
erence to the manner of conducting
the money order business. He was
unstinted in his praise of the manner
in wliich the work is carried on here.
Mr. Metcalf left this afternoon for
Star Canton No. :$, Patriarchs Mili-
itant. Saturday evening- entertained
Maj. (Jen. Scchner. head of the state
department, and his staff, lm came
flown from Chicago to conduct a re
view of the local canton. Large dele
gations of the Moline and Davenport
cantons were present. 1 lie review
was followed by a J banquet and
The Clan ltlower.
Packman's Class Dlowers arrived in
the city this morning. 1 hey yvill open
a week's engagement tomorrow night.
This company of artists comes well
recommended ami guarantee a high-
lass exhibition, consisting of glass
blowing, glass-spinning- and weaving.
A glass steam engine, which is con-
tantly in motion, with instructive
lectures on natural philosophy, 'in
cluding the water hammer, the bal
loon jar or artesian diver, steam and
its application to steam engines, will
be interesting features. Kverything
made bv the 8 nTtists will be given
lway to the visitors free as souven
irs. I hey will exniint on reconu av
enue opposite ine new incaire. wpen
each evening and 2 to 5 in the af
Diphtheria relieve:! in 20
Mmost miraculous. Dr.
Eclectric Oil. At any drug
JOHNSTON RENEWS THEATRE
PROPOSITION IN MOIINE
Gcorg-e II. Johnston, the builder of
the Illinois theatre, is in the city
from St. Louis today, having- been
invited to renew his proposition to
erect a house in Moline on the same
conditions as were adopted here a
$10,000 first night advance ticket sale.
Moline wants a $.0.000 theatre, the in
terior to be an exact, duplicate of the
Illinois, but the exterior to be on a
more elaborate scale. Mr. .Johnston
states he is ready to proceed at Mo
line whenever the people there are
prepared to make good their part of
In the spring Mr. Johnston is to
commence the construction of a the
atre at Hamilton, Ohio, that he con
tracted for on a $1().(HK seat sale plan
while the house here was in course
of erection, and has just recently
completed a theatre at Jackson,
Tenn., that was named the Marlowe,
after the idea introduced by The Ar
gus, for the selection of the name for
the house here, and which was sug
gested to the southerners by Mr.
Johnston. The two newspapers there
also carried out The Argus' idea of
giving first night tickets to the per
sons picking from the crowd the ones
having passes and carrying in their
hands copies of the newspapers fath
ering the plan.
J. T. Shields is in Chi
Dr. IJ. I-'. Sweet was
tieorge W. MeCaskrin was in Peoria
Miss Myrtle Dade went to Steuben.
Mr. ami Mrs. T. F. I.a Yellc went to
Chicago last evening.
J. (i. Hetty, of Oklahoma, was a
guest at the Kock Island house yes
terday. ' County Supt. S. J. Ferguson is in
cago attending the meeting or the
school superintendents of the state.
Circuit Clerk (Jeorge W. (iambic was
in .loliet toiiav. having returned last
veiling from his trip to Nebraska.
Mrs. A. M. Parker was called to her
Id home in Cassopolis. Mich., today
bv Ihe sud len death of her father,
I. 1!. Coates.
Mrs. J. CI. Sleep, of B'ooming.lale.
and Mrs. Margaret Iolton, of Whcat-
on, returned home today after visit
ing with Mrs. llobert Adams, of Mi
lan. Mrs. (. A. Iloge. of this city, and
Mrs. Abel Hejisel. of Mavsville. Mo..
ft Ihis morning for Dover, III..
where their molher. Mrs. Margaret
Fribley, died yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Kenworthy de
parted this morning via the Peoria
route for New Orleans. From there
they will go to tin; Pacific coast. They
expect to be away a Ir.-.-Jith or more.
The Argus Receives
The Argus is the recipient of a
beautifrl ami graceful testimonial
from unknown friends. Accompany
ing a large box containing carefully
selected flowers, including flusters of
Faster lilies, gorgeous .laetuem!uot
roves and n sumptuous variety of
pinks, that was delivered at The Ar-
u-tis on ice. was a card rearing tnis re
minder of its seiui-centeninal year:
The Argus In honor of its
fiftieth anniversary, from
appreciative lady friends.
Modest as 'Ihe Argus seeks to be at
all times, its sense of a pprccin t ion.
to say nothing of its regard for truth
ful, uncxaggcrated statement, would
not Ih' ndcquatelv stated if it did not
say that a finer, richer, prettier trib
ute of pure and thoughtful friendship
and esteem has not been paid in the
three cities. It was -an evidence of
kindly reeling- to he cherished more
highly and more deeply than words
can express, and while for this reason
and the manner in which the gift, was
bf stowed. The Argus must fail to give
proper expression of its sentiments
direct, it. will hold in its heart the
hope that it may in some respect, at
least, merit the beautiful remem
brance and all that it conveys.
NEW ASSOCIATION TO
BEGIN BEAUTY CAMPAIGN
The Home Improvement associa
tion, which was formed some weeks
ago for the purpose of encouraging
and directing- the improvement and
beautifying of private and public
grounds about the citv, is preparing
to enter upon a systematic campaign.
,A meeting will be held this week for
the purpose of mapping out a plan.
In addition to the'officers chosen at'
the time the association was organ
ized. Mrs. Julia Kosenfield being pres
ident and Hon. William Jackson sec
retary, an executive committee and a
board of directors have been up
pointed as follows:
Kxecut i ve Commit Ice K.
William Jackson, Dr. W.
Directors Mesdames F
mann, William McFniry, Walter John
son. I... Simon. M. M. Sturgeon, C. C
Carter. K. W. Hurst, II
Miss Florence IIe;jd,
Scald head is an eczema of the
scalp very severe sometimes, but it
can be cared. Doan's Ointment,
quick and permanent in its results.
"At any drug store. 50c. .
CLAIMED BY DEATH
Mrs. George Hetter Succumbs
Last Night at tbe
MISS EASTER DIES IN TEXAS
Stranger "Who Expired Hero Known
at Madison as Richard
Mrs. (ieorge Ilctter passed away
last night at St. Anthony's hospital
after a week's confinement there with
an ailment with which surgical and
medical skill was unable to cope. An
operation had been undertaken as a
last resort in the hope of saving her
life. She was '.',2 ears of age and
her maiden name was Mary Peterson.
1'esides her husband she is survived
by her mother, Mrs. Anna Peterson,
of Moline; four sisters. Mrs. Anton
Schieberl and Mrs. Albert Zeis, of
Ihis city; Mrs. Jonas Johnson, of Mo
line, and Mrs. Anna (iosclin. of Chica
go, and three brothers, Albert, of Mo
line, Kmil, of Chicago, and Charles, of
The funeral will be from the home
south of Twelfth avenue on Fifteenth
street to the Memorial Christian
church at p. m. Wednesday.
Dos Moines News: The death of
Orvin Pingree. a well-knosvn and pop
ular young man in Des Moines, oc
cured at 1::!0 o'clock yesterday morn
ing at the Methodist hospital. He
had been sick but a few days with
pneumonia. His funeral will e.ccur
from the undertaking rooms of Por
ter A- (iray tomorrow afternoon at
llr.'iO. with interment in Woodlawn
eemeterv. .Mr. i"inrree was Horn in
North field. Yt.. in April. 1S7S. For
many years he has lived in Des
Moines, Iiciti; "employed at the Seeley-Ilowe-I.e
Yan store, where he was at
the time he was taken si k. His wife
is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.
L. Peppers, of Itioii West Locust
street. A brother from Jacksonville.'
Fla.. A. N. Peppers and family, of
Davenport. (!. II. Pepper ami family,
of P.ooue. and Mr. anil Mrs. W. A.
Damn, of Darlington, are in the city
to attend the funeral.
Paper Iteveal Name.
A search of the trunk of Richard
Dwyer, alias John Morrison, who died
of typhoid fever at St. Anthony's hos
pital Friday, disclosed papers which
go to show that he was a resident of
Madison. Wis., and that he passed un
der the former name while there.
Mayor Knox has telegraphed to par
ties whose addresses were found in
letters, with the object of locating
relatives, of whom the deceased said
he had several in that city. The body
will be held a couple of days longer
pending the receipt of a reply.
MIih ZuMlu Kanter.
Word has been received by relatives
of the death of Mis uella Faster, a
voting latlv somewhat known in Kock
Island, which occurred last week at
the place where she was teachin
school in I eas. .Miss l-.aster was a
sister of Mrs. S. J. Ferguson and
siK'nt Inst summer visit ing here. Her
untimely demise will cause deep sor
row to all who ma le her acquaintance
during her stay in this city.
Fuiieml of Child.
The funeral of Yeronica tirueiie-
wahl. infant daughter of Mr. ami Mr;
F. P. ( i rueiiewahl, took place at the
family home, .1-7 Thi rt v -eight h street.
at o'clock yesterday afternoon.
Services were in charge of Kev. C
A. Mennicke and the burial took place
at. the (icrman Lutheran cemetery.
The infant, child of Mr. and Mrs
Simon Dexter, 010 Kighth avenue
died of spasms yesterday.
The funeral will be held at 2 tomor
row afternoon from the resilience.
OYSTER SUPPLY SHORT
AND NO RELIEF IN SIGHT
With Lent just begun the country
faces a shortaire in the supply of
oysters and sea fish. The recent
storms on the Atlanlie coast have in
terfered with the operations of the
fishing licet to such an extent that
the sea foods will soon be luxuries.
Ihe supply of oysters in I nicago is
about half what it should be. and
there is no relief in sight for at least
The stocks which big dealers carry
for an emergency have been exhaust
ed, and the wholesalers are depend
ing on the daily shipments. The fish
ermen in New York are idle. The
gales'have driven all of the fleet into
"The price of oysters in bulk has
been advanced 10 per cent," said C.
W. Turner, of A. I 'ooth & ('.. yester-
tiav. ' J his does not represent wnat
we have to pay for them, for our cost
has gone up fully '.Vi per cent. We
have only about 00 per cent of our
usual supply this week, and last week
it was even worse. It will take at
least ten days before the market
reaches a normal condition. Shell
oysters have not been advanced yet.
blue points being $1 a hundred, and
larger ones $2 a hundred. Oysters
have been of a better finality this
year, and the demand has giown
largely on this account. This makes
the shortage all the more serious.
We are selling bulk oysters for $1.25
a gallon ami selects oring i.-.i. un
less business we do at these figures
the less money we will lose."'
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Third Avenue Tlirotigli to Second, Rock Island, 111.
Entrances on both. Avenues.
ODD LOT AND REMNANT SALE
LAST WEEK OF THE WHITE SALES
The Muslin Underwear
The great amount of muslin under
wear used in the trims anil windows
has, of necessity, become somewhat
soiled, and will have to go at a price.
25c garments for l."e and Jfjc
50c garments for ll'.h- and 25c
75c garments for 5Sc and 42c
$1 garments for -63c
Creat picking here. Hundreds of
yards need a trimming many lines
reduced to one. two or three pieces
by the great February sales must
go now fiiiekly to clear the stock.
500 remnants 2i to 41. yards, He,
12c. 17e, 21c. 20c, 3:5c, etc., for the en
Odd pieces of. embroideries, grouped
in lots to close ipiiekly at per
yard lSVi-c, 10o VL- 5c
More Domestics Cheap
Second week these are sample
l,0o() yards mill remnants, 25c im
ported silk finish percales, newest
waist, dres and chillis' pat
terns, these are very choice at. 12
Each flay at JO o'clock, if they last,
mill remnants, newest 6c dress
prints, per yard 3
Tuesday at 11 o'clock, short lengths
best checked apron ginghams,
per yard 3
Notion Department Odd
Fine stockinet 20c dreys shields 9e
Pleated satin and tafTcta belts, black
or white, fancy buckles, clear
ing them out at 25i;
I 10c curling irons for 3i5
Summon i:ells, Knimus soap, caKe. .Qc
Odd lots of pockctbooks worth
ii ji to 75c, to close at -25c
Abo vi t 250 Remnants of
Coods used in the windows in trims
and soiled by handling; l'.AKCAINS.
Dlaalia. India. Linen, Fancy Nain
sook. Long- Cloth, etc. remnants of
various lengths at 5c. !'e. 17c, 20e,
40c. etc., for the whole piece.
Plenty of Bargains a.t the
For instance F.oys' hose, heavy rib
bed, seamless, almost perfect,
cheap at lSe. all sizes, pair IQe
5?3.50 and SI Trousers,
All Overcoats, 25 per
SOMMEIRS 6c LAVELLE,
1804 Second avenue, Rock Island, 111.
207 West Second Streat, Davenport, Iowa.
Veilings, Veilings, Veilings.
To Improve Beauty and Protect
Raw Breezes of Early Spring.
We have recti veil a new shipment of Sprinpr Ycilinjrs.
tins dressers will be especially
all the oomoadour effects and
stitched chiffon veils in all colors.
We also rail especial attention to our new ilrapinr veils in
in all the new shades, appiiqued with white velvet designs.
The flrape veils are more a feature of millinery than ever, as
according to the modish style the hair is dressed very low,
which requires the soft effect that only a drajied veil can frive
Brandenburg Millinery Store.
CORNER TWENTIETH STREET AND FOURTH AVENUE.
Kemnants of Table Linen lengths
l'za to 3Vi yards, bleached, unbleach
ed anil Turkey red, lite, 20c 34c, 57c,
71c, 02c and up for the whole rem
About 300 assorted towels used in
trims, etc., slightly soiled but just as
good as ever. four lots 7c, 10c,
lS'L-e, and Ilk-.
Other bargains in crashes, half
dozens of napkins and table linens,
when there are just one or two
pieces of a line left, at prices you
cannot afford to miss,
Genuine Oriental Rugs.
Other equally good sale items This
Peginning tomorrow we will make
in our Carpet Department a special
display of Oriental Hugs two large
lots, sent us by the two largest im
porters of Oriental Hugs in this coun
try. There are more than 200 differ
ent rugs on show, from Anatolia
prayer mats up, a rare gathering of
choice rugs from the far east.
You usually hear of Oriental Hugs
at ?.i5. $50, $75, $100 and up. For 1his
special Oriental Hug display we fix
the prices ourselves t he importers
do not. There are a large number of
these (ienuine Oriental Hugs at $.1.75,
$7.50, $'.1.87, $13.50, $10.50, $1S, $22 and
This is a very unusual opportunity
to see and make selections from a
really meritorious display of genuine
Kashmercs. Tiokliaras. Shirvans, Pag
hestans, Kazahs, Chiordes. etc. We
invite inspection, beginning tomor
row. Sheets, Pillow Cevses, Toi
All Ihe slightly soiled
the odd lots, to go cheap:
50c Sheets 39,;
05c Sheets 4gc
S'.te Sheets 62c
12V1.C Pillow Cases gc
15e Pillow Cases He
20e and 22c Pillow Cases 15c
$1.25 ToiletvQuilts 96c
Marseilles Spreads worth $2 to
. Shoe Department
Closing out some odd lots cheap
one of them:
Boys and Youths Heavy
Hoys" and youths" heavy calf skin
shoes.- all solid leather, sizes to
5Vi. all week, if they last 99
broken sizes, SIS, ?15, .Stn.oO and
some are tlie famous
off the price of any Boys' Knee
Beautv from the
beauty veils, a
the new hem-