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TILE AEGUS, FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 1902
No Easter Card
is more interesting than a.
None will give your friends
We have some at ra4-rt e de
signs t show von.
Come in -ar! v and engage a
The Blaksleo Studio
3822 Third Ave. Telephone 4533.
Don't lot voiir monev go until
you get its value in return. Wo
not only give you full value for
everything you buy of us, but
in many instances save you from
ID to 20 ier cent.
Note the list :
20 lbs granulated sugar., .$1.00
1 sack patent Hour lS
8 II is oat meal "2't
1 can tomatoes. 1 can corn
1 can Ix-ans, : for 2
? lbs lriel apples 2"
:$ II is dried peaches 2"
Tears. 2 cans for la
(ireen gages, 2 cans for.. . .15
Kidney lcans, per can..... .0.1
Kcd c herries, per can 10
Apple. : cans for 25
C. W. Horton,
30J Twentieth Street
We make a feature of attrac
tive Confectionery. DELI
CATE CREAMS. RELIABLE
STICKS, WHOLESOME TAF
FIES., You buy it in bulk or
fancy boxes, and remember,
every bit is of good quality.
Woodland Goodies and
Butter Scotch Marsh
mallows, they are fine
OUR ICE CREAM AND BAK
ERY DEPARTMENT is always
Complete, and can give you
everything in that line.
F. J. Nlatto
1716-1718 Second Avenne.
' CoaJ's Out Again.'
i Do you want an article - .
which will burn? Try
for cook stoves and you
will be pleased.
E- B. McKown,
Hiteeuin street and First Avenue.
DEATH FOR WEEDS
Solution That Could . be Made
Good Use of in Rock
IN INTEREST OF CLEANER STREETS
European Scientist Gives IteclpeH
Willi Which He Has
.treatment of the soil to cause it
to fr-riiiina it- mill support vegetable
life is common eiiamgli. In t it is not
often that llie attempt is made to
prevent a fertile soil from produc
in;?, in im am ii ling aim keeping in
order a liHMlern eitv. Imwrver, the
latter is foiin.l ns (li-sirable in some
places as the former in others, par
liciilarly v. lie re weeds take posses
sion of vacant corners on which grass
will not tli rii ami where various
forms of vegetable life persist in
making t tit-1 r aiearaiice in privute
driveways ami little iis1 streets.
I'nfort unatcly IJoek Island is not
without its share of the places last
A scientific journal tells of the ex-K-riments
of an Knropean scientist,
M. Ceschwiud. who claims to have
hit upon a solution which will pre
vent all forms of prant life from
growing in soil however fertile. Four
recipes are given for its preparation,
the ingredients tise.l being iron sul
phate (eoperas) sodium nitrate and
water in varying proportions to suit
the different kinds of soil.
Translated into American stan
dards of weight and measurement
the proMrt ions of the four recipes
are as follows; the quantity of salts
in each ease being sufficient for one
barrel of water:
1 Iron sulphate. pounds; sodium
nitrate. ." pounds'.
'2 Iron sulphate is pouri Is; sodium
nitrate, 10 pounds.
Iron sulphate, ! pounds.
1 Iron sulphate, 7j pounds.
Applied With Sprayer.
The corrosive liqtii.l is formed by
heating a quantity of water with the
sails suspended in it in a sack. When
the latter are all dissolved dilute to
the proiier proportions. The liuuid
hoiild he applied with a spraver.
It should always be stirred
before- the sprayer is tilled
ami all vessels used in hnnIIinr it
iioiiid ie t noroiigh ly rinsed to pre
vent their bein' attacked by the so
lution. The proportion of the salts
used in the solution should be dif
ferent on different kinds of soil, the
kind Itest adapted being determined
From three to four barrels are re-
inircil to effectively treat an acre of
'round. Copperas in the commercial
form costs r cents or less a pound.
iceording to the cpiantity in which
it is purchased, and sodium nitrate
about half as much. This would
make the cost of treating an acre
with the first solution about $-. with
the second $4.5U. with the third $10.S0
and with the fourth $!'. Those who
are entering upon a campaign in the
interests of leauty will do well to
cut this out and paste it in their scrap
books for reference about the oper
ating of the palm leaf fan season.
To the I'll hi lo.
Owing to the adtance in the wage
scale of all painters and pajer hang
ers and to the radical increase in the
price of all materials used in our bus
iness, we. the undersigned painters
and decorators of Hock Island have
adopted the following uniform scale
of prices for the ensuing year, viz:
Hanging of all machine trimmed pa
per not less than 1.1 cents per single
roll, hanging of nil knife trimmed pa
per 20 cents per sinple roll and all
time work, including scraping, sizing
and preparing walls, placing molding
ami decorative work, at not less than
40 i-cr. yier hour. These are the
lowest jrices at which good, reliable
work can be done at the present time.
Respectfully submitted: W. II.
Kilmer, Lerch & Greve, Adams Wall
Iaer company, I'aridon & Son. C. M.
Gannon. Thomas II. Flynn, Bourdwau
& Kutledgp. Henry Yoege, P. .T. Lee,
W. C. Hubbe, C. A. Johnson, F. A.
Drnckmiller. Strecker & Nelson.
Not J out Yet.
The Clinton Herald of yesterday
printed a long story to the effect that
the George White Buggy company
was to change the location of its fac
tory from Rock Island to Clinton. B.
F. White, a member of the company,
stated today that, while Clinton par
ties had made a proposition for the
removal of the factory to their city,
it. had not even leen considered, and
it was not likely that, it would be.
' Strikes a Rich Find.
"I was troubled for several years
with chronic indigestion and nervous
debility," writes F. G. Green, of Lan
caster, N. IL "No remedy helped me
until I began using Electric Bitters,
which did me more good than all the
medicines I ever used. They have al
so kept my wife in excellent health
for years. She says Electric Bitters
are just splendid for female troubles,
that they are a grand tonic and in-
vigorator for weak, run down wo
men. No other medicine can take its
place in our family." Try them. On
ly 50c. Satisfaction guaranteed by
Hartz & Ullemeyer, druggists.
Kdneate Tea Bowels With CuNti.
Candy Cathartic, cure constipation forever.
10c, 29o. UCC.C. fs.il, araggUu refund money.
AN OLD CITIZEN DIES
John Iiooney IOxpiren This Afternoon
at the Age ofl):t
One of Rock Island's oldest citizens
breathed his last today, John Kooney
passing away at 2 o'clock this after
noon at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. Daniel Maronev, L'so!) Seventh
men tie. at the rie age of i:?. Deceits
ed was a native of Ireland and thh
t'ify had been his home for the pasl
-IS years. I'ntil recently he retained
remarkable vigor for one of his age
death finally resulting from a gener
a I breaking down of the system. He
sides tlie daughter. Mrs. Daniel Mar
onev, there are four other surviving'
children, Michael and Miss Maggie
Ib;oney. of this city, I'atrick. of
Sears, and John, of Texas. The fu
neral arrangements will lie announce. I
The funeral of Carl G. Korn took
place at 2 o'clock yesterday after
noon from the home. J211 Thirtv-
eijhth street, services being" in charge
of Rev. C. K. lloffsteii. The burial
was made at the Fail-mount cemetery
Private funeral services over the
remains of Charles Kaiser were con
ducted at 10 o'clock this morning by
Rev. T. .1. Slmey at the home, 7J7
Fifteenth street. The interment took
place at Chippianuock cemetery.
Y. M. C. A. NOTES.
The game tournament at the Y. M.
'. A. Saturday evening will be ac
companied with music by the orches
tra from H until 9::tO.
Sunday- afternoon II. M. Rossiter
will speak on the subject. "L'ps and
Downs." There will le sMcial vocal
and instrumental music.
Tuesday evening March IS I'rof. C.
W. Foss, of Aiigustana college, will
lecture on "Mohammed." This is an
lucational lecture that is well worth
Preparations or the big gymnasium
contest which takes place Thursday
evening. March 20. are well under
wav. The auditorium is being titled
with a thirtv foot platform.
A Floater Found.
Wednesdav afternoon about .T
o'clock IS. C. and O. C. llenlein started
up the river from Muscatine in a
skitf for an evening's duck hunt. They
hail got up as far as Hog island,
when they saw a floater a short dis
tance auay, coming down stream.
They rowed their boat alongside and
towed -the corpse ashore and return
ed to the city to notify the coroner'.
That official being absent from the
city, the county attorney instructed
t lit- to brim; the body to the city,
which they did. ami had it taken to
Day's undertaking establishment,
where the impiest was held yester
day. The body was that of an aged
man, his hair being grey. The body
"iad evidently been in the water all
winter, as it was in a decomposed
state. Muscatine News-Tribune.
Arrldent on the 11. I. & 1'.
Conch Cleaner Ilihlehrandt, of the
Rock Islam Peoria, while engaged
at his duties last evening, was severe
ly injured. The engine that was
switching the different cars bumped
into the car at which lie was at work,
throwing him against the door, his
arm going through the glass and cut
ting it open from the elltow to the
shoulder. The bone was laid bare
and a-doctor being called was obliged
to sew it two different times. The
engine escaped with a few bent rail
inys. Talks to School Children,
linn. William Jackson. who has
planned to visit all the schools of the
city in the interest of the movement
for beautifying public and private
grounds, being championed by the
Rock Island Improvement association,
made his first trip today, in company
with Superintendent II. 15. Hayden,
addressing the teachers nnd scholars
of Lincoln, Eugene Field nnd Long
fellow buildings. He will visit the
other schools later.
New Foreman at Hawthorn
1. .1. Collignn arrived today
from Trenton, Mo., to take the fore
manship of the Rock Island round
house at Hawthorn, succeeding James
Walker, resigned. Mr. Collignn for
the past year has been in charge of
the company roundhouse at Trenton.
His family, will join him here in n
Flay With Matches.
The 3-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs.
M. H. Sexton this morning lighted a
match and set fire to a curtain on
the second floor of the home. 110l
Twenty-first street. The family had
the blaze extinguished before the fire
department, , which wns summoned,
Working 84 Hoprs a Day.
There's no rest for those tireless
little workers Dr. King's New Life
Pills. Millions are always busy cur
ing torpid liver, jaundice, bilious
ness, fever and ague, lhey banish
sick headache, drive out malaria.
Never gripe or weaken. Small, taste
nice, worK wonaers. try xnem. tjc,
at Harts: & Ullemeyer's drug store.
Subscribe for The Argum.
FOR A MAY FESTIVAL
Plans Under Way for Elaborate
Musicales at the Illi
THREE PERFORMANCES TO BE GIVEN
Several Celebrated Vocalists and
to lio Here.
G. Kawson Wade, througl
efforts music lovers of the
were offered a series
nign class treats in tlie course ar
ranged under her crsonal direction
during (he past winter, is now plan
ning for the 'presentation at Ihe 11
llliois theatre about the most pr
tentions affair mnsica II v that ha
lit en seen in this section. Whctht
it is to materialize of course depeiuh
wholly upon the support the public
will give, as a guarantee is exacted
of Mrs. Wade.
I lie entertainment is what as
known as a Mav festival, the idea
being that there be three perform
anees, the evenjng of May 'M and af
ternoon and night of the following
day. An idea of the scope of Ihe
festival can best be had from pern
sal of the names of the following ar
tisis who win appear as soloists in
addition to Theodore Spien ing's or
chestra of 50 men in the event 1h
guarantee is met: Genevieve Clark
Wilson, soprano; Grace Van Valken
burgh, contralto; (den Hall, tenor;
Sydney Riden. baritone; Charles W
Clark, basso; Herbert Butler, violin
ist; Janctte Durno, pianiste; and Her
man Distel. cellist. The orchestra is
personally directed bv Theodore
Spierring. The plan is to present
one of the standard oratorios, tlie
pi'iueiplals to have the assistance of
a large local chorus, ;mi I lie pro
grams to be varied as much as pos
114 Hut Few F.niraKenientM.
Dunstan Collins, of Chicago, who is
conducting the tour of the company
above named, was in the city vester-
lav. The company is filling a limited
number of engagements, for it
rarely such an array of tine talent
can be gotten together, and indeec
Rock Island can consider itself for
tunate in being offered an oppor
tunity to secure an appearance here.
ATI ENORMOUS LOG OUTPUT
Me th ml lu Vogue at the Head Waters o;
During many years St. Paul sel
loin saw more than one log at a tjmt
floating down ihe Mississippi, nor
even heart! ot such logs sun
win n some poor immigrant on t In
flats was declared guilty in the polict
court of thriftily selecting the arrant
fuel, says the Pioneer Press. But last
season ami for scleral seasons log
by the thousands have been pnshe:!
ponderously down the river in raft
i it : I fractions of rafts. Nowadays
the flat-dweller that could abduct
every passing log would rope himself
before Ihe summer closed to mort
than Sl.OOO.niiii worth of floating for
Because the upper Mississippi b
now the sole waterway leading from
the limited acres where "linger the re
mains of the pine forests that
stretched one-half way across tin
I'nion. The Wisconsin rivers no longer
supply the sawmills of that state, ot
Minnesota, and of Illinois and Iowa.
Even tlie once-noted 1'iini river in
Minnesota sends no logs worthy of v
raft boat's chain. But more than 100.
000,000 feet of logs will pass St. Paul
this year on their way south from tht
upler tributaries of the Mississippi
from the Leech river, the Swan river
the Prairie. Sandy nnd Willow rivers
ami from Pine river. At Brninard.
Minn., also, flat cars of the Minne
sota International railway dump in
to the Mississippi logs shipped from
small streams to the norlhward near
As tlie pine output of the whole
country east of the Rocky mountains
has become concentrated in Northern
Minnesota, the logs passing St. Paul
upon the father of waters have in
crenseil from JiO.OuO.OOO feet in 1S"J0 to
so.000,000 in 15)00, and to more than
100,000.000 feet in 1001. The diminish
ing supply has raised tlie price of pine
bigs from $S to $10 a thousand al
Vet if these logs, cheap or expen
sive, simply floated past St. Paul, like
the ship of state m the Kentucky ora
tor's address, the town would exclaim
commercially, like that orator: Er-er-er
let ther float!" Such mere
floating offers nothing of finance,
nothing of profit to a business com
munity. But it is within the limits of
St. Paul that the prostrate pine is
waylaid' "pocketed" nnd "brailed"
is sorted, to wit, nnd arrayed in raft
ing rank by the loom company, it's
"catchers," markers, and "brailers,"
its pike poles, nnd its "peaveys."
A boom is to' the logging traffic
what a freight yard is to railroading.
The logs must be forwarded in sep
erate owners, nnd the separation is
no small task.
In the first place the owners of the
logs are numerous. One owner may
be forwarding timber from numerous
camps or logging' districts, nnd the
logs from each district bear n dis
tinctive mark cut into the log before
it is launched on the first stream.
Every mark, to secure legal recogni
tion and protection, must be register
ed upon the records of the surve3'or
genernl of logs and lumber in whose
jurisdiction the big was cut.
But the upper river is soon filled
each season with thousands of log
belonging" to dozens of owners. Al
most all of these logs float t.n undis
turbed until they reach Minneapolis
Here they are ensnared by the boon
company in that city. The company
withdraws from the pinev caravan
such logs as are to be "inanu fact ui
ed" or cut up into lumlier at the saw
mills at Minneapolis. Despite alleg'
ed decadence these mills occasionally
produce a shingle.
But all logs bearing "down liver'
murks nro permitted tu escape over
It is just below Fort Snelling that
Ihe logs encounter tlie main "shear
boom" of the St. Paul Boom Co. This
is a long, floating arm of logs, joined
together with chains, and extending
from Ihe west bank diagonally across
Ihe channel of the river. The logs
floating against the "loom are divert
.d across the river into a "pocket,"
r inclosiire, formed also of logs an i
chains. But tlie shear boom lies in
the path of steamboats. It is, there
fore, hinged to the shore, so to
seak, and attached to chains nnd
ropes controlled by a hand windlass
Whenever a steamboat approaches a
man on watch hauls in the boom's
protruding end. After the boat lias
passed the boom is released and the
-iirrent, acting upon certain fin-like
wooden "paddles." soon draws tin
sliynr boom out into its proj-er diago
mil position across the channel.
The logs caught in the big pocket
ire inspeetcd.iiy the " catch-markert.'
These men hop safely about, fly fash
ion, on the wet anil slippery logs; for
i lumber "jack" wears high-laced
boots, from the heavy soles of which
;rotrudt sharp nails. The marker
.arries a "peavev" that is. a rather
short steel-pointed pike, at the pike
?nd of which is adjusted a contriv-
inee like the iceman s tongs. Witl
l peavey anybody can roll logs likt
i politician. The marker caries, too
i record of all the marks, of all
.he down river owners, snul remem
jers.most of the marks without look
n- at the record. After he has
found the mark he adds another sim
pler sign. The advantage is Ihis:
As received by the catch-markers
ach owner's logs may exhibit a con
fusing variety of marks. As re-label-
d each owner's logs will be disting
uished bv the same single mark.
Then the logs are released and al
lowed to drift down a narrow chute.
at the side of which are entrances to
mailer pockets, one pocket for each
owner. A man, standing at the cn-
" ranee- of the pocket, selects us the
logs go by. thes,i bearing the owner's
name. These men use generally long
ike poles only.
Within the individual pockets the
logs are forme 1 into "brails, or
raft units. A brail is about f.o feet-
vide and P.00 feet long t ha t ' is, as
long1 as a block and as wide as a
itrcel. The oblong outline of the
rail is formed by large logs and
li-iins. .Within the solid bonier thus
(instructed the other logs are placed
lengthwise, and fastened with an
ulaptnhle firmness by means of cross
hains and wires. A brail contains
ibout 1::0.0H feet of logs, and six
lira i Is constitute the ordinary raft.
Because of the narrowness of the
river, brails only are usually dis-
atchel by the St. Paid Boom Co.
riie brails are pushed, two at a time,
tliend of one of the several small log
At Prescott. Minn., the 1 uls are
ollectt-d at a convenient storage
point in broad bake Penin. there
he rafts are made up and pushed
head of other small stern-wheeled
deainboats down to the Iowa saw-
nills at Burlington. Duhmpie. Clinton,
veokuk. Rock Island nil: Davenport.
niiiic logs were Taken even up io rir.
1'roix river at Stillwater. Minn. Oth-
r logs are left at Hastings ami at
Red Wing, Minn., this side of the
The Sr. Paul Doom Co. was formed
nore than a score or years ago. i ne
10 employes of the. company live be-
ide their logs, and enjoy their talde
le bote at a special boarding house
lear'the foot of Victoria street.
People who have money to invest
ire turning to real estate, liow that
the banks pay but 3y3 per cent inter
est, for they realize that properties
ire gradually increasing in value nnd
will therefore yield good returns.
We have some excellent, residence
lots, located in the most desirable
district that can be had at very low
prices. 'Improvements are steadily
taking place, and in a short time
the ' property will be worth double
its cost. '
These lots are located on Four
teenth street between Sixteenth and
Eighteenth avenues, and are in size
40x150, 43x150 and 50x150 feet. Just
two blocks from tlie street car line,
and a short distance from Lincoln
school. The new park that is to beau
tify that portion of the city will 1m?
only fiOO feet away.
Now do not wait until tomorrow for
some one may buy the lot vou would
like, so attend to this immediately for
it is a safe and profitable investment.
We give special offers for cash
however, we will consider terms. In
formation cheerfully given. Call or
Goldsmith & McKee.
Over People's National Bank,
Tliis is a
To Choose Your
Our stock includes a number of Ex
clusive Patterns rarely found in
suits ready to wear. Come to the
new clothiers and get the Latest
. i0 have an opportunity of serving; you
in this way.
FIDELITY LOAN COMPANY.
Mitchell & I,ynle Block, Koom 38, OfTIce hours S. a. m. to
0 p. m., and Wednesday and Saturday Kvenings. Tel. 1514.
JVIEN'S SHOES i SS-9S
To clean up a lot of broken lines of S-.00, $2.50
and $3.00 Men's sboes in kid, eoltVkin and calf
leathers. Heavy extension and medium soles.
We have put them at a price that Avill move
31-98 A PAIR
See them in oir east window.
CENTRAL SHOE STORE.
Springtime and House
Look over the list
and see what
you can get here:
Kurnlture PuIIkIi. Moth Kails. Itorax,
Insert I'owUer. Spornro. Ainmunla,
Window finishes nml Cleaners,
Chamois Sklus, Osaka Camphor.
l'aints in large and small cans for
every purpose. I'amt brushes of ev
ery description. Varnish stains for
renewing your old furniture. Ennm-
ls for wood work, iron work, stove
pipe, water boilers and bath tubs.
fjold and silver bronzing, alabastine,
liquid floor granite for floors and oil
cloth, l'utehers & 'Johnson's floot
wax for polishing floors, etc: Trices
the lowest, quality foremost. Come
in nnd let us show you.
HARTZ (SL ULLEMEYER. Prescription Druggists.
! inB !
Write or call for copy of folder
giving full inhumation.
Ticket Office, C. S. & Q.
Good Time i
QUITE A PROCESSION.
At tin; present day in the prosperity
of the seasons, then: is rpiite a pro
cession of uol ars, but they very fr3
ipiently seem to go to the safes of
those w ho need them the least. Wo
have taken upon ourselves to supply
cash to those who need it most. We
will loan it to you on your furniture,
piano, horses, wajons, or other per
sonal property. We do not remove
the property, the transaction is pri
vate and confidential and the term for
repayment can be arranged so as to
give you ample opportunity. Amounts
to suit you. There is no doubt about
our ability to provide wiiat you want
at a reasonable rate. We would like
1712 SECOND AVENUE. N
Cleaning is Upon Us.
Every day during March and April
we shall sell very cheap tickets to
Montana, Utah, California,
Besides the usnal Pullman Cars, we
run Reclining Chair Cars (seats free).
They are very comfortable, well
lighted and heated, fitted with toilet
and smoking rooms and with a porter
Depot. Telephone 1131.