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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1903
If you are, come to our . store. We can
fit you out with everything; furniture,
carpets, rugs, curtains, stoves, etc., at
prices that bear our reputation for low
prices. Our goods are all dependable
and you can be sure that you run no
risk if you do your trading here. If;
perhaps, you haven't quite the
amount necessary to pay for all the
goods you need, don't let that hinder
you, but come anyway, we give you
easy terns. "
See our i
Corner 2d Ave.
THE VAN lNHW
ROCK ISLAND. ILL
For this week take your
choice of any child's
Suit or Overcoat, sizes
from 3 to 16 years, at a
discount of 25 per cent
This - opportunity will
last but one week, and
one week only. If you
4-.; .V" J
need anything for the
boys get it now.
Yoie Enow L7s2
20 per cent Discount on Men's Winter Over
coats. 20 per cent Discount on Men's Winter Suits
Housekeepi ng ?
and 16th St.
City Council at Last Provides for
the Improvement of Fif-
TEEMS OF PETITION AEE EMBODIED
Single Course Brick to Be Used
Cost Estimated at
At si special meeting of the city
council last evening' action was taken
which finally insures the improving
of Fifteenth street from the south
line of Third avenue to the south line
of Twelfth avenue. An ordinance pro
viding for the paving of that portion
of the street with brick was passed.
The report of the board of local
improvements, to which the petition
for brick paving had been referred,
was favorablv-to the passage -of an
ordinance. Thjj ordinance was then
presented, immediately considered
and passed without a dissenting vote.
According tq,the terms of the peti
tion the paving is to be :i() feet wide
anil of single course brick laid upon
a six-inch bed of crushed stone. A
:!u-inch sewer with a sufficient num
ber of inlets and man-holes is pro
vided for, and the whole will cost,
according to the estimates of City
Engineer Treichler, $27,900. The cost
is to be defrayed by special assess
ment of the frontage and the city is
to pay for the intersections.
Seeks Railway Concession.
I'efore th ordinance was passed
Aid. McCaskrin endeavored to incor
porate a change by which the Tri
City Kailway company, which is
about to build its Longview loop
along the street to be improved as
far as Eleventh avenue, might be in-
uuceU to construct u siur track to
Twelfth avenue to reach the park en
trance. As the company had not pe
titioned to build a track on that block
and as the property holders had not
therefore given their consent, the
alderman was prevailed upon to pe
up the idea.
A petition was read from the local
plumbers' union asking that the sal
ary of the plumbing inspector be rais
ed to $100 a month to conform with
the wages that master plumbers ol
tain under the rules that govern
them. The matter was referred to
the proper committees to report up
on. Having finished the outside matters
the council went into committee of
the whole to consider the portion of
the ordinances that was reported
from the ordinance committee for re
vision. They were not finished and
another meeting will be necessary be
fore the entire body of the ordinances
will be put upon final passage.
To Restrict Saloons.
The ordinances passed upon last,
evening related to the regulation of
saloons. There was a protracted de
bate over the incorporation of pro
visions for the restriction vt the lib
erties the saloons have been enjoy
ing, and it was finally decided to in
sert a clause prohibiting the use of
doors, screens or curtains at the en
trances of the wine rooms or stalls
connected with saloons. Anv at
tempt to veil the interior of these
places will, if the ordinance is passed
as the council left it, be sufficient
cause for the revocation of a saloon
keeper's license. The matter of plac
ing the granting of saloon licenses in
fhe control of the license and markets
committee was referred back to the
ordinance committee, but will proba
bly be favorably reported upon.
117 TELEPHONE LINES IN
THREE COUNTIES TO MERGE
IJcpresental ives of the various mu
tual telephone companies of Henry,
Stark and Knox counties met the oth
er dav at (ialva and formed a mutual
company, or consolidation to form a
basis of service. A roll call of tele
phone lines by counties showed that
Knox county was represented in the
meeting by 20 lines, including five
trunk lines. Stark was represented
by 11 lines, including three trunk lines
and mutual switchboards. This made
a total of 117 lines represented.
II. C. Hanlon, of Henry county; T.
C. Church, of Stark; ,nd Samuel Han-
na. of Knox were appointed a com
mittee on organization. A committee
on by-laws was also appointed. The
organization is to lie 'kpown as the
Tri-C'ounty Mutual 1 elephone associa
tion. It was voted that a strong ef
fort be made to procure uniformity
of Sunday service. Jacob Friend, -of
Nekoma, was elected president to
serve fora year; S. V. Hanna, vice
president; and Oscar Ktter, of Cam
bridge Secretary. A board of nine
directors was chosen, three from each
county. A motion prevailed by which
any rule reported by the flirectors
and ratified by, two-thirds of the mem
bers of the association, shall be con
sidered adopted., .
GETTING READY TO
BID ON BIG CONTRACT
George F. Jenkins, superintendent
of construction for the (Ieorge 15.
Swift company, a contracting firm of
Chicago, was in the city "jesterday
getting estimates upon the cost of a
large quantity of building material
presumably for use in construction
work at the site of the new Hock Isl
and shops and yards at Pleasant Val
ley. It is presumed that the above
firm is preparing to submit a bid- for
a contract when the Iltck Island road
has disposed of the preliminaries and
is ready to do business of that sortT'
John Sehillinger, of Eldon, Iowa, is
visiting in the city.
Miss Coralyri Winn, of MiiKcntine, is
visiting friends In the city.
State's Attorney II. A. Weld leaves
this evening for Carrollton, 111.
Kalph Ilaverstiek and M. S. lleagy
are in Joliet attending the meeting of
the Three-Eve league directors.
Mrs. William Hoeft and Miss Fern
Lynch, who visited with Kock Island
friends, have returned to their home
Meyer Loeb arrived home from Cin
cinnati yesterday. Mrs. Loeb and
sun remained for a two weeks
visit with Cincinnati relatives.
City, Engineer Wallace Treichler
has returned from a surveying expe
dition of several weeks' duration
through southern Iowa and northern
Missouri, in which he worked on the
site of a proposed railroad.
Mrs. D. R. Ilawes left this morning
to join her husband,. Pr. Ilawes, at
Altoona, 111., where he, is permanent
ly located in the practice of dentistry.
Mrs. $. F. Ilawes accompanied her
daughter-in-law and will remain at
Altoona several days. ,
Mrs. W. T. Drips, of South Heights,
has returned after pending several
months in the south for the benefit
of her health. She is much improv
ed. Her mother, Mrs. (i. E. IJailey,
who accompanied v her, will remain
for some time at Eureka Springs,
G0MPERS ASSIGNS AN
ORGANIZER TO TRI-CITIES
District Organizer E. (..'. I Jerry, of
the A. F. of L today received letters
from President Samuel Jompers, of
the national organization, and from
A. E. Ireland, generat'organizer. stat
ing that thy latter has been commis
sioned to come to the tri-cities to in
augurate the movement that the Tri
City Labor congress has fostered for
the strengl hening of all branches of
organized labor in this vicinity. Mr.
Ireland was here some weeks ago as
.organizer for the machinists anil
made many friends. He will come
his latest mission about March 1.
AT THE HOTELS.
tt the Harper.!. 11. Trimble, Pe
oria; C. S. Eastman, Chicago; (ins.
Alliens, Decatur; K. I). I'pton. Clin
ton; W. (). Hitchcock, Peoria; C. E
t.'uniiniiigs, Kansas City; Clarence A.
Knight, Chicago; E. Seyforth, Chica
go; (I. V. Ili-ode, Peoria; (I. E. Wil
son, Jr., Clinton, Iowa; H. H. Searle,
Chicago; F. II. McArtlnir, Ucneseo;
Charles E. Sturtz, Kewanee; H. V.
Fisher, (icncseo; K. M. Whithani, Ale
do; Emery C. (iraes. (icncseo; C. II.
Hoiick, Deeorah, Iowa; .1. X. Hay
war.' Chicago; J, A F. Lieberknecht,
(leneseo; W. II. Wiies, New York;
T. L. Smith, I'eardstown; (Jeorjje II.
Noiden, Cleveland; Theodore Heckcr,
(icncseo; E. (i. Johnson, 1'eardstown;
I- A. Moone, Chicago;, (. Y. McCarty,
St. Louis; Lon K. Hall. Chicago; It. C.
Martin, .New York; A. F. Marks. Chi
cago; A. 1. Adams. Ouiatia. Neb.;
F, Kcnyon. Chicago; IS. S. llazcn. Chi
cago; (i. D.' Louisberg, New York;
Harry A. Meyersfield, Peoria; W. J.
llaskvns, Detroit; T. A. Farrisworth,
Camden. N. .!.; W. H. Andrews, Chica
go; F.'JT Dow-ling. Iloehester. N. Y.;
IJolM-rt Metrgar, Davenport; 15. 15.
Trumbull, Trenton, Mo.; C. Yerstrat
cn and lady, Davenport; W. J. Demj-
ster. New York; L. Levan, South Hend,
Ind.; J. 1). Oliver, South Demi; J. II.
Johnson, Chicago; 1. F. Elliott, Can
ton; Scott Nichols. Canton.
At the Harms (European) A. L.
(Jetty, Chicago;. M. Loeb. city; I. C.
!.ong. Chicago; H. C. Page, Kansas
City; A. II. Prown and wife, Clinton,
Iowa; J.'Smith and wife. Pes Moines;
P. If. Habeock, I hicago; K. .1. Ueorge,
Providence, IJ. L; (Jeorge E. Zimmer
man. Chicago; ('. F. Weisnian. St.
Louis; J. A. Sherwood. Chicago; J. II.
Pell. Peadwood. S. 1).; (ieorge F.
Hughs. Yates City, 111.: C. H. Smith.
Chicago; L. Livingston, city; Simon
Lewis, city; D. Zimmer, Cleveland,
Ohio; J. il. Marks, I). D., Chicago;
I. Levinstine, Chicago; W. II. Morris,
Chicago;. P. tioldman. Chicagi ; J. M
Sicgle, Chicago; C. A. Nelson. Chica
go; W. II. Harris, Annawnn; H. Wolf,
Annawan; E. A. Ferrin. Chicago. -
At ; the Pock Island (ieorge T.
Haarns, Davenport; Otto Kuehl, Dav
enport; A. E. Harbeck, Davenport;
F. S. Hand. St. Louis; D. J. Darby,
Chicago; Thomas Pell. Purlington;
A. H. Dorman. Davenport: A. F. (ier-
igs, Washington, D. C; ( lintoii Mc
Mann. Washingti n. 1). C; S. Nash,
Chicago; S. T. Long, Dixon: W. E.
Eaton, Peoria; M. K. lleisel. St. Louis;
A. M. Marshall, Chicago; E. L. Pee,
New York; I. It. Pitney, Peoria; Dr
S. D. (iastelon, Prophetstow n; John
I j. tireen. St. Louis: tS. A. Smith.
Sears; IJ. Cooley, Dubuque.
COMES BACK AFTER AN
' ABSENCE OF 30 YEARS
(ieorge Crocker, a globe trotter who
is. known from one end of the I'nited
States to the other through his trav
els through the. .past 30 vears, arrived
in-; the city today. During all that
time he has paid his way, as he is
still doing, cleaning hats. Although
67 years of age he is as sprightly ns
the average man of 40 and carries
with him a refreshing spirit of optim
Mr. Crocker "w as in Uock Island 30
years ago and has not been here since
that time till today. In the mean
time he has traveled eight times
across this continent, vet lie is able
to -distinctly recall his first impres
Mons gained here. . He w ill remain, in
the three cities with headquarters
here as long as he finds work to do.'
IS SERIOUSLY HURT
Joseph Frew Victim of Accident
in the Rock Island
LEG AND HIP BADLY CRUSHED
Caught By String of Car While
Switching at Twenty
Joseph Frew, who resides at 2SO0
Sixth avenue and is employed as
switch tender at Twenty-fourth street
in the Hock Island yards, was the vic
tim of a deplorable accident about 11
o'clock last evening while at work at
his post. The exact manner in which
it happened cannot now be ascertain
ed, as the victim does not remember
the circumstances and no one, saw
him at the time.
A""switching crew was at "wo'vli at
Twenty-fourth street and' the unfor
tunate man."1 who is but 19 years of
age, was throwing switches as the
cars were shunted down the various
tracks. Finally he was missed, and
those who were employed with him
instituted a search, finding him lying
beside the rails unconscious, where he
had evidently been dropped after be
ing knocked down and dragged by
Removed to Hospital.
He was picked up and removed to
St.' Anthony's hospital in the ambu
lance and there an examination show
ed that his right leg was badly crush
eel at fhe knee, "his left hip lacerated
and the ends of the great toe on the
right foot and the thumb on the left
hand were crushed. He soon recover
ed consciousness, but Was both last
evening and today unable to give any
account of the manner in which the
This morning Drs. S. P. Hill. E. M.
Sala and F. H. First operated for the
removal of the thumb and toe. It is
not known whether the right leg can
be saved or not, but it will be stiff at
In view of the MssibiIlty of further
operations being necessary the young
man is considered in a very critical
Mrs. Susanna M. Ohlweiler was sur
prised by a party of friends, who
ailed to assist her in the celebration
of her 74th birthday. The guests de
voted themselves to cards. The thrc
ladies prizes were awarded to Mrs.
red Hilfinger. Mrs .M. Salyard and
Miss Annie Pochlcr. and the gentle
men's prize to II. C. Holtorf. The
guests presented the hostess with a
rocking chair and footstool.
Emil Johnson, OKI Ninth street, was
urprised Saturday evening by a
party of friends in honor of his 24th
birthday. The evening was pleasant
ly spent with music, etc., after which
refreshments were served. Mr. John
son was presented an elegant mando
The ladies' drill team of Kock Isl
and tribunal of the Fraternal trib
unes, in charge of Miss Clara Hamp
ton, will participate in fhe carnival
of nations given under the auspices
of the Mvstic Toilers at Davenport
tonight. Misses Julia Spilger, Posa
Krohn, Julia Peck. Edna Kains, Es
tella Melchoir, Ada K. Hudson, (irace
Nold, (Jerlrudi? Melgren, Myrtle Cam
eron, r lorenee maketcy. r.iiiei (.am-
eron, Ellen Hudson, Maud Plakelcy
and Alma Coons compose the team.
The drill team will be accompanied by
District Ieputy H. E. Van Noorden
and the officers of Pock Island tribu
nal, who will also participate in the
The local lodge of the Knights of
St. Joseph last evening entertained
two of the national officers of the
organization who were in the city on
a tour of inspection with a dinner at
the Hotel Harms. The guests of hon
or were Supreme Secretary D. J. Zin-
ner, of Cleveland. Ohio, mid Supreme
Secretary J. II. Marks, of Chicago.
Mr. ami .Mrs. A. llonoe were pleas
antly surprised Sunday evening at
their home. 1010 Third avenue, by a
nartv of friends who called to remind
them of their wedding anniversary
The hos"t and hostess were presented
a handsome sideboard.
The "February Social" of Alloucz
council. Knights of Columbus, occurs
this evening at the Industrial Home
BIG SALE OF SEATS FOR THIS
This evening at the Illinois theatre
is to be presented the vaudeville en
tertainment arranged by the Indies of
the city to swell the fund for the im
provement of the cemetery road.
liehearsals have been in progress
for several weeks, and one of the clev
erest performances by amateur talent
given in the city in years is prom
' The reserved seat sale has been un
usually large, assuring a capacity
hoirse. Many people are coming from
Moline and Davenport.
Fifty ladies and genllemen are to
narticinate in the urogram, which in-
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chides several novelties that will
prove real surprises to the audience.
Two of the prettiest acts are a fenc
ingdrilland the dancing of the minuet.
the latter to be part of a court scene,
the last' tiling of the evening. '.
THIRD AYENUCTHROUCH-TO SECOND
While it lasts, 36 inch soft finished
bleached muslin, . .t At
per yard .....T"2C
All week, if they last, 30 pieces
7c -wide dress prints,
1800 Padrs New Lace
' All kinds, ranging in price from
$S.S7 to 20e a pair.
This w eek w e place on sale . an
extraordinary purchase of Lace
Curtains, including all the very
newest ideas in French Curtains,
Point d'Arabe, Hon Femme, Sax
ony and Nottingham Curtains, in
white, ivory and Arabian color, at
fully 25 per cent under the present
French Curtains, specially priced,
at, per pair, $5.0S 2 53
Point d'Arabe Curtains, specially
priced, at, per pair, ' Q AO
$8.87 to 0.40
Saxony Curtains, specially priced,
at, per pair, $3.08 2 48
Ron Femme Curtains, specially
priced, at, per pair,
'Nottingham Curtains. specially
priced, at, per pair, QQ
$4.4S to CiJj
A Big Mattress DeaJ.
A well-known factory, famous for its carefully made mattresses,
accepted our spot cash offer for a large quantity at a price much
less than market value. The first shipment goes on sale tti. i week
at remarkably low prices. Here are some of them:
No. 1 cotton top Mattresses,
worth $2.50, rn
go at liUil
Fine conibinat ion cotton Mattress
es. worth $3.50 to $4,
Heavy combination felt Mattress-
Two piece Mattresses, fcilk
sale at very low prices.
Our spring style of Top Coats
are now open for inspection.
In this line you will find all
the up-to-date makes at popu
lar prices. One-fourth off the
price of all heavy weight
J804 Second Ave., Rock Island.
Important Millinery Notice
We are receiving samples of (he early spring hats from New York,
which indicate what the up-to-date dressers in the metropolis are wearing.
Among these hats you will find a smart new turban trimmed with a
stiff paint brush, the new round hat, trimmed with flat wings, also the large
Out-and-Over hat. drajKnl with Ombre Veiling.
We also call attention to our. line line of veilings including the beauty
veils, flie Polly Varden, the stunning black and white effects, and the new
Brandenburg Millinery Store
COR, TWENTIETH ST. AND FOURTH AVR. Phone Union Electric 6130.
75he Adams WeJl
Wishes to announco to their many patrons in the
trl-cltles that the new
and other artistic haninjrs for li03 are now iva-ly
H. W. WAR.D, Manager. ,
310-312-314 TWENTIETH STREET.
Shoes and Hosiery
Ladies' $3 hand welt kid shoes,
choice of two styles, you can find
your size amon the lot, O 1 Q
w hile, they last at I O
Children's 2Se and 30c elastic wool
Hose, until sold, sizes up q
to 7 at iyC
Last Ca.ll on Winter
; Weight Cosvts.
Prices no object we make them
Coats, worth to $7,
Coats, -worth to $12,
Coats, worth to $20,
No reserve every garment has
to go. Good styles this season
best kind of a chance to secure
your garment for next year cheap,
to say nothing of the two months
of this season left.
es, worth $4 to'$4.50, g 45
Elastic felt Mattresses, as comfort
able and will wear like a hair mat
tress, made and finished like $10
ones, special C OC
es, etc., all go in this
207 W. Second St., Davenport