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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 120, 1902.
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Special Sale of
'A Saving of
25 to 33 Per Gent
? (This cut represents a Boa about
310 inches long-.)
Isabella Fox Scarf
Stylo of Cut. S4 Inches Ions. Mark
ed down from
Isabella Fox Scarf
Style of Cut. S4 inches long. Mark
ed down from
Shaped Sable Opossum
85 Inches long, trimmed with 6 fur
tails. Marked down from
Isabella Fox Muffs
Marked down from
$14.98 to$I1. 98
Isabella Fox Muffs
Marked down from
Coney Fur Boa
Style of Cut, an exceptionally pood
value for $2.48
Isabella and Sable
Style of Cut. Marked down from
Coney Fur Scarf
Style of cut, trimmed QQ p
with fur tails .iOl;
Electric Seal Fur Scarf
Style of cut, trimmed C J I ft
with fur tails )140
Trimmed with - O ( Q
fur tails 4) O if O
Marten Fur Scarfs
Exceptionally, good values tt
Children's Fur Sets
The largest assortment In the city at
$1, $1.48, $1.93 up to $6.98
Cloak and MsI!incr,ySl;orc
r A 110 w r . c ' 1 .
; -0 Ml. A: A
AVEMP, O. X I iX WA
MODEL PHONE HOME
That Built in Rock Island by
Union Electric Com-
AT A COST OF ABOUT $15,000
Sum of $125,000 Expended In
the City So
Thie exchange of the I'nion Electric
telephone v telegraph company
which will be thrown open from 7 "to
! this evening1 for the inspection of
the public is one of the most modern
that, ample, capital ami e.erieiiee
have been able to provide. As is true
of all parts of the system that the
company is Installing in the three cit
ies, it embodies the most approved
ideas known to the telephone world.
The local exchange is almost, iden
tically the same as the i.iu' that 'is
receiving the finishing touches in Dav
enport and the one in Moline. Like
the others, it. carries out. the best
ideas of the several architects who
presented designs. The front, was
planned by F. K. Horgolte. who snper
intcn:ltd the const ruction. 11. Y.
Worst constructe i the building here
and the one in Moline.
The local building alone cost near
ly $1. ,). The material is native
brick with a front, finished in sand
stone and grav pressed brick if
match, the design being both sym
metrical and imposing. It is two
stories high with a good baseiyent.
I'he walls are rough finished and
painted, the floors are of hard maple
and the woodwork is of oak. Solidity
and durability are written every
where from foundation to roof.'
Arrangement of Unlldtnff.
On the first floor the office of Man
ager S. Y. Fitzgerald is in the north
west corner, with the stenographer's
offices 'sout h. In the northeast cor
ner is the public telephone station,
and back of this is the office of H.
laudistel. superintendent of con
struction. 1 lie rack room in wnicn
the wires are brought up from the
basement is at the back.
On the second floor the uildiug is
given up to a directors' room and an
office for clerks. Hack of these is the
retiring room for the operators. This
is a very neat apartment fitted up
with a large library table, chairs and
a large and comfortable couch where
the ladies can spend the time when
off duly. It. will be kept locked and
each of the operators w ill have a "key.
Connected with it are the locker ami
toilet rooms. TJie switchboard is on
the south :f the building. The es
tablishment is heated with steam and
The wires are -brought into the
building in the basement, coming
from ihe rear in lend covered cables
of 200 pairs of wires in each. They
are -carried along to a point directly
under the racks and there they are
divided and pass up through the
floor. The most interesting part of
the apparatus on the first floor is the
Coek lightning arrester, which is very
complicated and which is so arranged
that, any charge of over 24 volts get
ting on a wire will burn out a fuse.
Kach pair is so exposed that, the fuse
can be replaced at once.
Feature of Switch Itoard.
The switchboard, which is just
above, is what is known as the Ster
ling electric switch. Simplicity is its
feature, and it also possesses so many
other good qualities that it is being
generally adopted by indeiendent
companitks. The ne in use here has
a capacity of 4,000 subscribers, and it
is so arranged that one operator can
at night, or -when there is little busi
ness cover the entire board without
leaving her seat. The taking down of
a receiver on a line lights a lamp in
front of the operator and when the
connection is made this goes out. An
arrangement is included that enables
the chief operator to tell at her. desk
when any operator-has a call and she
can note with what promptness it is
answered. When an operator cuts in
on a line to listen to a conversation
the chief operator is informed by a
light, that appears on her private
board. The penalty under the rules
for an operator to be found listening
to a conversation is summary dis
charge. The number system Is very.simple.
In Davenport the numbers will be
from 1 to 5,000, in lloek Island from
r,000 to 8,000, and in Moline from 8,000
to 10.000. There will be no prefixes,
and one will simply give the number
wanted to. the central office in the
city in which he is talking. After a
number is once assigned to an instru
ment there will be no changing to
Ran By Storage Battery-
Power to run the system is furiysh
ed from, a storage battery which in
turn is charged from two generators
run by two motors. These are in du
plicate, so that any accident to the
one will leave the other in working
order. Doth are protected from light
ning by an arrangement that cuts the
connection when a shock strikes the
lines. The current will be kept at 21
volts. The storage batteries are
charged daily and are used continu
ously. If from any reason they
should be "temporarily rendered use
less the generator could be. used to
operate the lines.
It has been something less than five
months since the company began in
stalling the system in -the three cit
ies and in that time-a vast amount of
w.orK. has been accomplished. The
TALES OF THE THEATRE.
Of the great Mascagni, who brings
to the llliuois Christmas night his
grand opera company of 100 people
the Portsmouth (X. HOChronicle, of
Dec. 4. 1002, says: "Mascagni has
come. We has bowed his greeting and
his farewell to the people of Ports
mouth, but the memory of his visit
will not soon be effaced from the
minds of those who comprised the
audience in Music hall Wednesday
evening. The great Italian gave
Portsmouth something new. some
thing the like of which it had never
seen or heard before, and the like of
which it is not likely to see or hear
again in many years. The large aiuli-em-e
in Music hall last evening was
by all odds the swellest and the most
cultivated which has ever gathered in
the local playhouse. It was composed
almo-st wholly by the people who are
best fitted to appreciate and under
stand the splendid music, which was
provided by the singers and the mu
sicians under Mascairni's direction. As
a director, Sig. Mascagni has few
equals, and it will be questioned if
he has any superiors. Wis control
of his orchestra, ami his singers isl
marvelous. One sits spell-bound,
thinking of nothing but the man and
hearing nothing but the sweet sounds
he evokes. The word 'music has a
different meaning after one has seen
Mascagni. Mascagni's company is as
nearly perfect as any organization.
composed of men and women, could
possibly be. Tin soloists are artists
and the members of the orchestra
and chorus fall but little below the
rank- The supreme effort of the chft
rus was the drinking song in 'Caval
leria llnsticana." 'I he. temo, precis
ion and volume left nothing to be de
sired, and the accompanying solo by
Sen. Schiavazzi was a marvel of har
mony and pure tone. The gem of the
evening's program, probably, was the
orchestra's rendition of the intermez
zo. There are very few people who
h:ie not heard the intermezzo from
Cavalleria Itustieana dozens of
times. To hear it played, however, by
an orchestra chosen, drilled and led
by the composer himself, is quite an
other thing. If everything that Mas
cagni has written, save this one se
lection, should suddenly be blotted
from the memory of man. his fame
would still be secure. It is one of the
finest bits of music written by a
modern composer, but after hearing it
played, in Music hall la.st night, one
forgets that one has ever heard it
before. As Mascagni's musicians
play it, it has beauties that could be
brought out by no one else, and its
real splendor is realized for the first."
"A Woodier Daisy." (i. II. Kldon's
successful comedvdrama. comes to the
Illinois today, matinee and night. The
play deals with life as seen in a small
Indiana town ami is said to be one
of strong morals and an interesting
plot, enlightened by better dialogue
than is usually found in the ordinary
run of comedy dramas. It will be
made notable by some pretty stage
pictures and will be interpreted by a
company of well-known actors and
actresses in their particular line of
Work. Miss Clifton, who assumes ihe
title role, has at once jumjed to the
front rank of successful stars. Since
its initial performance the play is
said to have met with favor in all
MOTION FOR RETRIAL OF
TREMBLAY CASE OVERRULED
Judge (lest, in the circuit court this
morning, overruled a motion for a
new trial in the personal damage suit
of Dr. J. J. Tremblay, of Molme,
against the Tri-City Itailway com
pany, in the trial of which a verdict
was returned in favor of the defend
ant company. Judge (Jest at 11 o'clock
adjourned court" until 2 o'clock Mon
showing made with the shortage of
help and scarcity of material has
been little short, of phenomenal.
Twelve miles of underground work
has been done and KiO.000 feet of ga
bles drawn. Py the time the Daven
port exchange is opened the sum of
$.100,000 will have been expended gin
the three cities. The sum of $12."),T00
has been expended in Hock Island.
Notice to Contractors
Sealed proposals will be received at
the city clerk's office. Kock Island.
111., until Friday, Dec. 26, 1002, at 5
o'cloek p. in., for finishing five rooms
at Detention hospital.
Plans and specifications on file at
city clerk's office.
Certified check, in amount, $200,
payable to the mayor, must accom
pany each bid. The city reserves the
right to reject any or alRbids.
Kock Island. 111., Dec. IT, 1002.
- IT. C. SCnAFFEU, City Clerk.
Place your order with us and, get
the purest and richest ice cream in
the tri-cities. 'Phone West 1241. Tri
City Milk & Butter company, Boek
A Timely Topic
At this season of coughs and colds
it is well to know that Foley's Honey
and Tar is the greatest throat and
lung remedy. It cures quickly and
prevents serious results from a cold.
. One may dwell beneath poverty's
lowly roof, or live in mansions of
brick. They'll find a friend in Pocky
Mountain Tea. It rids life of its
burdens. T. H.. Thomas, pharmacy. ,
the cities visited and will doubtless
duplicate whatever measure of sue
cess it has had. elsewhere when it is
"King Dodo." to be presented at the
llliuois in the near future, is said to
surpass in many respects any Ameri
can production of the kind. The music
is tuneful and catchy, and the book
full of mirth provoking comedy. The
girls are pretty, shapely and well
tlrilled. The costumes are dainty in
the extreme, and the scenic environ
ment complete. Among the many
catchy numbers sung during the per
formance are, "Look in the Book,"
I Adore Thee. I'he Cats Quartet."
"I'll do or Die. Hie Kminent Dr.
Hzz." "A .lolly Old Potentate." "For
Love I Live Alone," "The Lad Who
Loads," the troubadour chorus with
mandolin and guitar accompaniment,
and the ever popular "The Tale of the
Humble Dee." These snugs are all
certaiiii to be hummed and whistled
on the streets after "King Dodo" has
been crowned in the city.
"The Durglar and The Waif," which
conies to the Illinois soon, is one of
the big successes of the season and
will be presented vith an elaborate
scenic equipment. . The company is
an except icnally strong one. Miss Inez
Formal! having been secured to play
the "Waif" supported by a east in
cluding .1. l-'razier Crosby, dr., :iiid
others well known 1o the metropoli
The star of the organization known
as the Marguerita Sylva Comic Opera
company is now Hearing her way to
this city with a company of so peo
ple, presenting (Jeorge Y. Lederer's
musical play, "The Strollers." Miss
Sylva has been singularly successful
in her short career in this country.
Last year she appeared in Willard
Spencer's opera "Miss llob White,"
and the previous season she was the
feature and star of the "Princess
Chic" company. She is surrounded by
a company of comedians which con
tains many notable names, and an en
tire scenic production is carried.
Manager Cox. of the Illinois, is
just in receipt of a telegram late this
afternoon stating that, owing to mis
routing bv the New York office, Ihe
"Over the Fence" company, which was
booked for Sunday evening, will be
unable to make railroad connections
in time to get here for the perform
ance. Though the notice is 1 a late
one. Mr. Cox has substituted the Jor
dan Dramatic company for this one
evening. The bill they will present is
an entirely new one, never having
been seen in Hock Island, entitled.
"Mv Itoy .lack," and is said to be a
bright comedy drama, interesting
throughout and most charmingly
written. For the first time this sea
son the Sunday prices will be placed
on the "popular price" basis, the scale
running 10. 20 and ::o cents, with a few
parquet and box seats at 50 cents.
Carrying six special vaudeville feat
ures, the Jordan company offers a
bill of drama and continuous vaude
ville doing away with Ihe tiresome
waits usually between acta, and pre
senting a performance which the
management claims will please all
CHRISTMAS RUSH ON AT
THE LOCAL P0ST0FFICE
The Christmas rush is on at the
postoilice as well as elsewhere about
the city, and to accommodate the pul
lic the money order and delivery win
dows will be kept open until 8 p. 111.,
and the registry and stamp windows
till 9 p. 111. till after Christmas. The
following advice issued from the Kock
Island postoftice is pertinent:
"The public is advised to mail
Christmas packages early in order to
avoid any possible delay caused by the
large amount of mail handled a day
or two preceding Christmas.
"All valuable packages should be re
gistered. The. sender is given a re
ceipt, for registered mail, and a re
turn receipt card signed by the recipi
ent and acknowledging the receipt
of the package is also returned to the
sender. The -registry fee is eight
cents in addition to the postage.
""All sealed or written matter is two
cents an ounce or fraction of an
ounce; - ordinary printed matter one
cent for every two ounces or fraction
thereof; merchandise one cent for
every ounce or fraction of an ounce.
"Any writing found with . merchan
dise or printed matter cannot be dis
patched except when paid at the let
ter rate of postage."
A Cold Wave.
The forecast of sudden changes in
the weather serves notice that a
hoarse voice and a heavy cough may
invade the sanctity of health in your
own home. ' Cautious ' people have a
bottle of One Minute Cough Cure al
ways at hand, E. II. Wise, Madison,
Ga., writes: "I am indebted to One
Minute Cough Cure for my present
good health, and probably my life."
It cures coughs, colds, lagrippe, bron
chitis, pneumonia and all throat and
lung troubles. One Minute Cough
Cure cuts the phlegm, draws out the
inflammation, heals and soothes the
mucous membranes and strengthens
Harper House pharmacy; A. J.
Riess drug store, corner Seventh ave
nue and Twenty-seventh street.
A kidney or bladder trouble can al
ways be cured by usinsr Foley's Kid
ney. Cure, in time, .All, druggists. 2
BRIDE TAKES HER LIFE
Mrs. G. T. Larmore Despondent
Because Parents Object
to -Marriage. .
SHE HAD ELOPED FROM CLINTON
Takes Strychnine and llet uses AntI
dotes Offered by. Physi
cians. lSecause there was parental objec
tion to her marriage, which was ac
complished by elopement, and be
cause her relatives would not take
her into their good jrraces again. Mrs
J. Thomas Larmore decided that life
was no longer worth living, and that
death would be a welcome change.
So she took strychnine at here home.
-110 West Third street. Davenport.
yesterday, and died from the effects
if the drug at 2; 30 in the afternoon,
after Drs. Kulp and How-man had
worked on her for a couple of hours.
The efforts of the physicians were
1111:1 vailing, for the reason, chiefly,
that Ihe patient, -till in the posses
sion of all her senses, did not wish to
recover, and would not take the anti
dotes offered her by the doctors, who
therefore o.uld not accomplish all
that they could hail Mrs. Iirmore
be. 11 willing to get well, or had been
unconscious so that medicines might
fre ly have been :'ilniiiiistt red to her.
amount of persuasion could shake
her determination to d'e.
Inquest Not NVoeHnary.
Dr. Lanibach was called in as soon
as Mrs. Larmore died, and investigat
ed ihe ease, with the result that lie
decided there. was no need and indeed
no occasion for the holding of an in-
pie-t, sinei- there had been physi
cians in attendance and the patient
hat! been conscious when slu- was
treated and hail 111a.de statements
that left no doubt of the cause of her
death. Dr. Lanibach said last night
that he did not think his jurisdiction
extended to the case under the cir
Mrs. Larmore was a young- woman
weo.-e parent.; live at Clinton. She
was recently married and, according
to those who have known her since
she arrived in the city, she was a very
fine looking woman, of a. pleasant dis
position, never seeming to be in the
hast, degree dcsjtondcnl. Her act
was most surprising to all who knew
her. Her husband is a member of the
firm of Prinx fc Larmore, dealing in
Saved at Grave' lirfnk.
"I know I would long ago have been
in my grave," writes Mrs. S. II. Xew
som, of Decatur, Ala., "if it had not
been for Klectric Ditters. For three
years I suffered untold agony from
the worst forms of indigestion, wa
terbrash, stomach and bowel dyspep
sia. Hut this excellent medicine did
me a world of good. Since using it I
can eat heartily and have gained 35
pounds." For indigestion, loss of -appetite,
stomach, liver and kidney trou
bles Klectric Hitters are a positive,
guaranteed cure. Only 50 cents at
Ilartz & Ullemever's drug store.
To cure torpid liver, constipation,
loss of appetite, biliousness, and all
other complaints of the liver, stomach
or bowels, take Liver-Lax. A 23 cent
little liver pilL Pleasant to take.
T. H. THOMAS, Leading Druggist.
"YOUNG & McCO
a a 0 R. O C K ISLAND, ILLINOIS a 0 a
TOYS AND XMAS SPECIALTIES All must go in the next three days
at low prices. Extraordinary values in everything that holiday shoppers
are seeking underpriccd or overvalue in every instance. Follow the crowds
which means our store. Santa Claus in new uniform every evening.
At Cut Prices
14-K. Solid Gold Neck Chains,
easily worth J2.J5.
14-K. Solid Gold Chains.
High grade Gold Filled Loekets.
plain Koman gold C 1 "7C
or stone settings 4) 1 I 0
Sterling Silver Pen Hold
ers, full size
Stamp Cases .
Sterling Silver Match
Safe, gold lined
Whisk Brooms with
1 Ullemeyer- Sterling'
I Store Crowded With Useful
4- Jiuy early and havn ilrst selection. Tho sto e
T for the newest style..
t v Ullemeyer CSL Sterling V
J 1724 Second Avenue.
Fidelity Loan Company.
Mitchell & Lynde block. Room S3. Ollice hours 8 a. m. to 6 p. m. and
Saturday evenings. Telephone west 1514.
I B. WINTER.
Wholesale Dealer in PURE. WINES AND LIQUORS.
t WAUKESHA AND COLFAX MINERAL
t WATER. -
t Manufacturer of WINTER'S CELEBRATED BITTERS.
5 1616-1618 Third Avenue. Rock Island, I1L
MONEY. MONEY. MONEY.
We advance liberal amounts on all articles of value. We also have
some great bargains in unredeemed goods. Greater New York Loan BaDk,
320 Twentieth street. Thone 6C3 brown.
cHiefs Ladies" Kmbroi.Iered TM;.:e Sv
Ladies' All Linen Inllirl liaiid
kerehief. . y
worth ioc 1 qC
Linen iO:nrc I Ivry
Men's All SKI:
Men's All Linen Initial
Ladies' French Hand Made
Handkerchief, & O nr
$1.25. $1.50 up to bL,lJ
Children's Fast Colored Bordered
3 to a box. for
all linen. '
3 to a box, for
Ladles' High Grade French Silk
scalloped border, $1.50 &0lf 0
If you want to l:e as happy as pos
sible at this season of the year you
must have mo::ey with which to pro
vide some of that happiness. Of
course, all happiness doesn't depend
on money, bin money helps a great
leal, an 1 we would like to provide
the cash which will insure you men
tal satisfaction. We will advance 'it
to y hi your furniture, piano, fixt
ures, horses, wagons, live stock or
oilier personal property which you
retain hi your own possession. It,
will be a confidential transaction and
you can see the advantage of getting
money just as soon as you find that
vou will want it.
Toys That Must
1'i'ieM that ought to move moun
1 1 i n s.
Fnl! ringed War Ships made of
ntrors enameled tin, 1C
14-in. Best Made Tenor
Drums, worth $1.49
Strongly Made Iron Express
large sizf OiL
Wooden Go-Carts for DolJie.
Patent Washing Machine. 0
with wringer lijL
'S Large line of Iron Toys Hook
and Ladder. Horse and Carriage.
Automobiles, Milk Wagons, Ice
50c. 25c and IUL
German Made Accordeons, six
Small size Jointed
Lovely Boy Dolls,
Good Size Cooking
Kettles. 15c and
Table Tennis same as Ping Pong.