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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 1903.
National Company With
Takes Over Seven
Plants and Works
Chicago, March 25. Another stop
further toward the consolidation of
the packing interests of the country
was taken yotenlay when the. Na
tional Packing1 company was licensed
to do business in Illinois. The new
company unites seven of the smaller
concerns under the management of a
board of directors composed of men
who control the great corporations.
While the new concern is itself of
comparatively moderate proportions,
its formation is most significant. The
seven individual packing houses will
no more be in the market as competi
tors of the great houses. As they are
now owned by the heads of the big
companies, they will form an addi
tional common bond '-?tween these
concerns, and, it is believed, lessen
any possible competition .among them.
Incorporated In Nw Jerney of Couttie.
The National Packing company was
incorporated in New Jersey March IS
with a capital stock of $15,000,000,
and its annual business is estimated
at $150,000,000. It was organized, for
the purpose of doing business in Illi
nois. Its principal oflice will be in
Chicago on lower I.a Salle street. The
concerns bought by the National com
pany are as follows:
Omaha Packing company, Omaha.
Hammond Packing company, St.
Joseph And Omaha.
(!. II. Hammond company, Chicago.
Hutchinson Packing company,
Anglo-American Provision com
United Dressed Hecf company. New
Fowler Packing company, Kansas
' The oHicers of the ennrtm are:
President, J. 1. Lyman; secretary arid
treasurer, J. I). Standish; directors,
J. Ogden Armour, 1. A. Valentine, !.
F. Swift, 1,. F, Swift, K. F. Swift, Ed
ward Morris, Ira N. Morris, Arthur
Meeker and Kenneth K. McLaren.
PonseHftlon of the Plants.
"Some time ago Mr. Armour, (I. F.
Swift and Edward Morris purchased
the companies now owned by the Na
tional Packing company," one of the
men familiar with the deal said yes
terday. "Now the new corporation
has bought these houses. " The deeds
have passed and the entire transac
tion has been consummated. The Na
tional company is in possession of all
the plants and is operating them.
"The purpose of the new incorpor
ation cannot be said, at present at
least, to go beyond what has been
already accomplished. I am not
aware that the move has any bearing
on the general consolidation of the
packing interests. It should be un
derstood that the purchase was made
from Mr. Armour, Mr. Swift and Mr.
Morris individually. The great houses
their names are itMKncinted with KaTttCcd to
no part in the transaction."
The company will centralize the
management of its scattered plants.
It also follows that they will be oj
cratetl in thorough harmony w ith the
larger concerns that have dominated
the meat trade. When the time comes
for the combination of these houses
it will be found that the formation
of the National company will have
cleared the way materially for the
accomplishment of that end.
Fiilr and warmer tonlglit;
Thursday, probably fair.
J. M. SHERIER,
Temperature At 7 a.m. 28;
at 2:30 p. m. 55.
Bicycles at Wileher's.
Zazaro. Union cigar.
For insurance, E. J. Burns.
Buy a home of Keidy Bros.
Dressed chickens at Hess Bros'.
Tri-City Towel Supply company. .
Dressed wild ducks at Hess Bros'. .
Easter hats. Ullemeyer & Sterling.
Easter suits. Ullemeyer & Sterling.
For real estate and insurance, E. J.
See II. Ci. Summers for Peoria
stoves and ranges.
Open tonight Wednesday. Ulle
meyer & Sterling.
Head Young & MeCombs special for
tomorrow- on page four.
Plain black shop caps, 3 cents each,
at ITIemeyer it Sterling's.
Top overcoats, the "correct" kind,
at Ullemeyer fc Sterling's.
For tin and furnace work see II. T.
Siemon, 1320-1328 Fourth avenue.
Kerler Bros., old reliable carpet
cleaners. Both 'phones, Union 131 and
Some sharp quotations on silk waists
and petticoats in McCabe's ad, page
AH new and tailored suits as shown
by Ullemeyer &, Sterling are "win
ners." The most complete line of rugs in
the three cities at Clemann Jt Salz
Clemann & Salzmann will guarantee
to save you from 10 to 20 per cent on
"Easter fashions" in men's, young
men's and boys suits at Ullemeyer tfc
Hard coal at Rock Island Lumber
company. Telephone west 1000. New
Another f those great kid glove
sales- at McCabe's 50 cents a pair.
The ad on page five tells more about
Wringers of superior excellence,
but with high prices all squeezed out
of them, at McCabe's. Head ad, page
Ladies can be as comfortable in a
corset properly fitted as in any other
garment. To be convinced try Mrs.
Quite an item in McCabe's ad, page
five, about embroidered Swisses 75
cent to $2 ones, 4S and CS cents a yard.
Better read it.
Michael Mtilquecu' was removed in
the ambulance yesterday afternoon
from 2111 Fifth avenue to St. An
Uock Island Choral society . will
have its last rehearsal Thursday,
March 20. 7 p. m., sharp, at the First
Straw mattings the largest line of
straw mattings ever shown in this
part of the country. Prices guaran-
As always snappy, stylish gar
ments are shown here. The top
coat fashion is short, but we
have longer coats for customers
who prefer them. Very rich
styles in black and dark mixtures.
To try on one of these hand-tailored
coats means good-bye tailor,
for M. 6c K. ready-to-wear gar
ments meet every whim of fash
ion and perfection.
r - ill' ii'im II 1 1 ln'T "ilT"'ii'i liwi i Fiiliiiii "m will iim ii'll" pi "nil" m ill mi mnnn-r, , 11 il I 3
lowest. Clemann &
Now U the i-TTie lu "ur tar:
- iuw. iiave it
laid aside and avoid Ui avt-
pet while price
laid aside and a
mann & Salzmann.
Invitations have been issued ly.e
local Betail Clerks' union to a danc
ing party to be given at Industrial
hall Monday, April 13. '
We can not only Rave you money on
furniture, but we can also show the
largest lines in the tri-cities. Come
and see us. Clemann & Salzmann.
Meet me at the Harms, is an ex
pression daily heard amongst our
merchants. Superior business lunch
eon, served between 12 and 2 o'clock.
Beautiful assortment of fine Easter
neckwear from 50 cents to $1.50. You
who have been unable to get neck
wear to suit, now is j our chance. The
The democrats of Edgington town
ship have nominated Kobert AVaite
for supervisor to oppose F. A., Wood,
the present incumbent, who Is run
ning for reelection.
Formal opening of the new London
home will be Thursday, April 2. Every
body invited. Music, souvenirs and a
general good time. OcVturse ' you'Wll
be with us. The Loudon.
Are you going to come out in a new
suit Easter? Ullemeyer & Sterling
are showing a great assortment of
latest ideas in America's leading
clothes makers' clothing.
The Ladies Aid society of the
Broadway Presbyterian church meets
at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon with
Mrs. J. A. Seaver, corner of Ninth
avenue and Twentieth street.
Osear W. Nelson, of Galesburg. and
Mrs. Mary Kunyon, of Pes Moines,
Iowa, were united in marriage yes
terday afternoon by. Judge Parmeh
ter at his otlice at the court house.
The wedding of II. A. Clevenstine,
of this city, and Miss Nellie Dibbern
took place at 4 o'elockthis afternoon
at the home of the bride's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. C. II. Dibbern, in Sears.
Tomorrow evening the Fraternal
Aid association will give a box social
at Krell & Math's hall, beginning at
8:30. There will be music, and (lanc
ing and refreshments will be served.
Now is the time to have your old
carpet made into rugs by the Island
City Bug works. We make a spe
cialty of first class work and low
prices. 319 Eighth street. 'Phone
L. Adler Bros. & Co.'s and Alfred
Benjamin & Co.'s ready-to-wear cloth
ing is only to be had at our store.
Equal to any merchant tailor gar
mints at about half the price. The
August Ilorstman, of Moline, aged
13, adjudged a delinquent in the coun
ty court, was' this morning taken to
Oienwood by Sheriff Heider to be
placed in the boys" training school at
Bargains in fine building lots; new
additions, Fotirteenth street and
Tenth avenue; terms, an allowance
made for cash. All lots to grade.
Harry Schreiner, room 3, over Peo
We will show you more nice new;
spring clothing than any other three
stores in Uock Island. Prices always
lower than elsewhere. Come and see
what we are showing. You know us.
C. W. Norton, representative of the
Tri-City Jibor congress has com
pleted the organization of the ex
press drivers of this city and Moline,
anil 'yesterday he sent for a charter
for the new union.
David Warwick, of Clinton, hascoinc
to Uock Island to take a place as
bookkeeper with the Tenn Oil com
pany. He is a brother of Bichard
Warwick, the efficient manager of the
Postal Telegraph company.
A new directory will be issued by
the. Central Union Telephone com
pany about the first of next month.
Several innovations will be introduc
ed in the makeup with the object of
rendering it more convenient.
Magistrate, Johnson sat on two
eases at the police station this morn
ing. John Doyle, a fctranger, was
lined $25 and suit to jail on the
charge of disorderly conduct. Jerry
Woodrin was lined $: and costs for
Attorney (. W. MeCaskrin is having
a numher of photographs taken of
the Twentieth street crossing oT the
Burlington road to be submitted in
the evidence for the damage case of
Thomas Bians, who was injured by
being struck by a train there, and is
now seeking to recover from the com
The five men who were convicted
of having robbed the bank at Cam
bridge a couple of months ago were
brought through this city today over
tne Peoria division of the Uock Isl
and and transferred to the main line
on the way to Joliet. They were
closely . guarded, and all five were
chained together. '
The Oaks Mining company filed ar
ticles cf incorporation in the office of
the county recorder yesterday after
noon. The offices of the company
will be in Moline and the incorpora
tors are II. A. Ainsworth. Harry Ains
worth a lid Herbert W. Cooper. The
object is. to conduct a general mining
business and the capital stock is $50,
000. No seats are being reserved for the
last of the season's concerts of the
Uock Island Choral society to be giv
en at the First Methodist church Fri
day evening of this week. The gener
al admission is 50 cents, and the as
sociate membership tickets in the so
ciety expiring March 15 will be hon
ored at the door. This concert will
be not only the last but the best of
the series, and will merit the patron
age that the advance sale of tickets
indieates it will receive. . ,
MAGNIFICENT DISPLAY OF
TN OUR NEW AND ENLARGED CLOAK DEPARTMENT, which is the largest and brightest
cloak room in the tri-cities, and has few equals anywhere, all goods shown by daylight. This season
our cloak department has fairly eclipsed itself. The selling has been remarkable and we venture the state
ment without fear of contradiction that in no City from Chicago to the Coast is thereto
be seen a larger, more varied stock of Ladies Ready-to-Wear Garments than
is to-be found here in our cloak department. Exceedingly attractive are the new styles
of Ladies' Tailor-Made Suits, Silk, Examine, Voile Skirts; Silk and Cioth Separ
ate;' Blouse, Eton and Louis XV. Jackets; Silk and Fancy Wash Waists, etc.
These lines are shown in such profusion and magnificent assortments that at this time to individualize any
particular items for mention here would be partiality, they are so pleasing. We might mention a hundred
items here and yet leave out the ones you would most appreciate. Let us have the pleasure of showing you
our immense assortment. Remember, you are not compelled to buy. All our goods are marked in plain
figures so you can see the prices for yourself.
In Selecting Our Stock
WE IIAVE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION WHAT OUR EXPER
IENCE HAS TAUGHT US TO BELIEVE ARE THE FOUR NECES
SARY QUALIFICATIONS IN BUYING GOODS WHICH WILL GIV.K
THE MOST PERFECT SATISFACTION TO OUR TRADE. FIRST
LADIES BUY READY-TO-WEAR GARMENTS ON ACCOUNT OF
TlfEIR STYLISH APPEARANCE. FOR THAT REASON'WE HAVE
MADE IT A POINT TO SECURE ONLY THE VERY LATEST
STYLES OF GARMENTS IN THE MOST ATTRACTIVE MAKES
Quality and Tailoring
NEXT, REALIZING THAT NO MATTER HOW WELL A GARMENT
MAY LOOK AT FIRST. IF IT IS NOT WELL MADE. OF GOOD MA
TERIAL, IT WILL NOT LOOK WELL LONG. ALL OUR GAR
MENTS ARE WELL TAILORED. THE JACKETS HAVE THE
PROPER INTERLININGS. THE SEAMS IN ALL OUR SKIRTS ARE
FINISHED. WE GUARANTEE OUR GARMENTS TO RETAIN
THEIR SHAPE, NO MATTER HOW LONG THEY IIAVE BEEN
MANY PEOPLE PUT THIS FIRST OR SECOND. BUT STYLE AND
PRICE DO NOT COUNT IF MATERIALS AND MAKING ARE NOT
RIGHT. WE WILL NEVER SACRIFICE QUALITY TO PRICE. THE
WORK AND MATERIALS MUST BE GOOD OR WE WILL ioOT BUY
THEM. IT IS DESTRUCTIVE OF TRADE TO SELL POOR MER
CHANDISE TO PEOPLE WHO THINK THOT ARE BUYINQ A
GOOD ARTICLE. BECAUSE AFTERWARD THEY FIND OUT
THAT IT I IS NOT. EVEN WITH TAKING QUALITY, STYLE
AND WORKMANSHIP SRONGLY INTO CONSIDERATION YOU
WILL FIND OUR PRICES MUCH LOWER THAN THOSE WHO
DON'T CONSIDER THESE POINTS WHEN BUYING THE OOODS
WHICH THEY OFFER YOU.
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Largest, Leading and Lowest Priced Exclusive CloaK and Millinery Store in the Tri-Cities
114-116 WEST SE.COND STREET DAVENPORT, IOWA
CITY OF WINONA TO OPEN
SEASON NEXT TUESDAY
The packet City of Winona will be
out of the harbor tit Kahlke Bros,
boatyard in time-to begin the season
between Rock Island sind Davenport
and Clinton, Fulton and Lyons Tues
day, March 31. She. will run on the
same schedule as last year, making;
daily trips, and leaving- this city at
3:15 p. m. 1
The V. J. Vounjf was up from Bur
lington with a large caryo of freight
ji ii : I passengers.
One of "the last orders to be pro
mulgated by Maj. C. Mel). Townsend
before relinquishing his post as en
gineer in charge of the upper river
was that under dale of March 23, an
nouncing that, the canal at Keokuk
will be opened for the season April
1. Anyone, desiring- to use the canal
before that date is requested' to . no
tify M. Meigs. IT. S. C. E., at Keokuk,
so that the locks may be, made ready.
Tho steamer .1. S., which was blown
loose from her moorings Monday evening-
and went upon the bar at the
lower end of the Island of
Iif.ck Island, was returned to
her place at the foot of Nine
teenth street after the wind had, died
away last evening and is none the
worse for tho experience. '
DangV ITgt. Change
Line. 8a. ni. 21hrs.
St. Paul I
Ked Wing 1
K'ids Landing .. 1-
Iai Crosse 1
Pr. du Chien is
Le Claire 1
lXs Moines Iipds.
St. Isolds 3f
K;ins:K Cilv ..... 1
IJiver forecast for 4 hours ending
S a. m.. Friday, March 27, 1.U)3: I lv
Mississippi will continue to rise slow
ly between Dubuque and Davenport.
Notice is hereby given that on
Tuesday, the 7th day of April. A. D.
1003, in the city of Hock Island, 111.,
on election will be held for the fol
lowing1 officers, to-wit:
: One mayor for two years.
One city clerk for two jenrs.
One city attorney for two jears.
One city treasurer for two years.
One alderman in the First ward for
two years. . . ; , , ' -
One alderman in the Second ward
for two years.
One alderman in the Third ward for
One alderman in the Fifth ward for
two years. '
One alderman in the Sixth ward for
One alderman in the Seventh ward
for two years.
One alderman in the Fourth ward
for two years.
One assessor for one year.
One collector for. one year.
Four assistant supervisors for two
One justice of the peace to fdl va
cancy. Which election will be open at 7
o'clock in the morning and continue
open until 5 o'clock in the afternoon
of that day. Places of registration
and voting will be as follows:
First ward First precinct. No. 403
First . ward Second precinct, No.
1014 Third avenue.
Second ward First precinct, No.
50C Fourth avenue.
Second ward Second precinct, No.
1100 Seventh avenue.
Third ward First precinct, county
jail, Third avenue and . Fourteenth'
Third ward Second precinct, No.
1434 Seventh. avenue- .,.
Third ward Third precinct, Mei r
Ss Dehring's nursery, 1115 Fifteenth
Fourth ward First precinct, Flick's
livery, 1914 Third avenue.
Fourth ward Second precinct, M.
Levy's carriage house, Nineteenth
street, between Sixth and Seventh
Fifth ward First precinct, hoe
house on Twenty-second street.
Fifth ward Second precinct,
Schmidt's grocery, No. $23 Twentieth
Sixth ward First precinct, ioe
house, Twenty-sixth street, near Sev
Sixth ward Second precinct, A. .1.
Kiess barn, No. 709 Twenty-sevi iH h
Seventh ward First precinct, 3 1 to
"Seventh ward Second precinct. Pe
terson's carpenter shop, No. 510 Forty-fifth
Seventh ward Third precinct, Al
bert Olscn's barn, Forty-fourth street,
between Seventh and Eighth avenues.
IL C. SCIIAFFFK,
Citv and Town Clerk.
Koek Island, March 17. 1903.
T.a grippe coughs yitld quickly to
the wonderful curative qualities of
Foley's Honey and Tar. There is
nothing else "just as good." All drug