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THE S ATTJIilTAT, APDII, 1 8, 1903r
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T tie "Right Pric6
.j. and the best goods if you buy
your groceries at this place:
20' lbs. best granulated Su
Early June peas, 8c can;
2 for 15c
String beans, Sc can; 2 for 15c
3 cans Boston baked beans 25c
2 cans peaches 25c
2 cans Calif, apricots 25c
1 can pears 10c
Lima, beans,; 3 cans ...... . 25c
Pumpkin, 3 cans ... .. 25c
2 pkgs. Malta Vita 25c
2 pkgs. Cera Fruto 25c
3 pkgs. pancake flour 25c
8 lbs. Calif, prunes 25c
H. P. F. NELSON'S
i Cash Grocery,
jj- PHONE WEST 1137.
T 2025 Fourth Averwie.
" Fresli New L.aid Eggs
for Breakfast Every
Are almost possible if you get your
supply at XV; J. Moeller's. Back
number "hen fruit" has no place
here. Freshness characterizes our
dairy products, too butter, cheese
and the like. We sell such quanti
ties that nothing has a chance to
get stale. . -
Y. J. hiQELLER,
" TlJfcoiies 1215 and 5810.
2030 FIFTH AVENUE.
Every Woman Knows
And every woman makes It her baslnes to
hate her carpets cleanest and.jrenovated br
the tt. I. Knar Co. and those old earpets
luade Into UKAl flHL KIGS. llence the
rash at . . . , - -
R.ock Island Rug Co..
Xew 'phone 5001. 2225 Fourth Ave.
Old 'phone 1519.
Confectionery, bakery goods,
ice cream and cake. Ice cream
soda, 5c a glass.
. Lunches served at all hours.
. We carry a complete line of
all eastern candies. Our own
make candies a specialty.' Give
us a trial -and you will not be
COIN'S PALACE OF
1810 2d Are. 4tb and Brady.
JOHN VOLK . CO..
Builders. ... .. . . ( .
Also Manufacturers of Sash Doors,
Blinds .and Mouldings, Ve
neered and Hard Wood
Flooring of All
" " Kinds.
, Dealers in :
Piigle and Double Strength Window
Glass, Folished riate. Beveled
v plate and Arts-Glass.
Ml AND -329 fclGHTEKTCTH. STREET;
TALK OF A STRIFE
Failure of Negotiations for Con
solidation May Cause
BETWEEN 0., B. I &P. AND SANTA TL
Statistics Show Wages of Railroad
31 en Have Decreased
in lO Years.
Now that the negotiations for the
consolidation of the Rock Island and
the Santa Fe umler the former's
name have been declared off there is
talk of a competitive campaign be
tween the two great systems. It is
now considered unlikely "that the Hock
Island wiU begfn the building of lines
and connections to further fiioilitnto
competition with the Santa Fe. the
object of which will be to force the
latter to listen to terms. The par
ticular field in which the greatest
amount of constructive work will be
done in case this plan is carried out'
will be in the far southwest, but there
will be more or less done building
Hlarrie Fixed on Operator.
At the inquest held over the body
of Engineer Xorris, who Was killed in
the wreck at I-. vim. the iurv in its ver
dict held Fred Thompson, operator at
Jynn, responsible for the accident
and death of the engineer. Thompson
testified that he was to blame for the
wreck. Supt. Kerry, of Beardstown.
was the only other witness examined.
It wil be recalled that Thompson was
not charged with neglect by the jury
that investigated the death of Engin
eer MeGIensey, who was also killed.
The wreckage on the Burlington at
Ophiem has been entirely cleared
from the tracks, the latter now being
m complete repair. The coal has
been reloaded and shipped on, while
the demolished cars have been burned.
The engines are hopeless piles of
scrap iron and are fit only for the
junk pile. No effort will be made to
The interstate commerce commis
sion has furnished figures showing
that on the average railway wages at
present are lower than they were in
192 and 1S'.13. The statements are in
teresting in the face of what the rail
roads of the country have done since
the first of the year in the way of re
vising pay rolls and raising the pay
of employes generally. The state
ment of the commission is as follows:
"General officers have steadily re
ceived higher pay, the average rising
from .f7.83 to $10.97. Officers other
than general officers receive $..56, in
stead of $7.83. General clerks wages
ha-w-deerease'd f rom $2.25 fdi ?.-JIhmd
station agents from $1.85 to $1.77.
Other station men have advanced to
$1.69 from $1.63.
"Switchmen, flagmen and watchmen
have been decreased to $1.75 from
$1.82, section foremen from $1.75 to
$1.71, and laborers from 1.70 to $1.69.
Engineers have been advanced from
$3.60 to..$3.78, firemen from $06-iu
$2.16, conductors from $3.10 to $3.17.
other trainmen from $1.92 to $2, ma
chinists from $2.31 to $2.32, trackmen
from $1.22 to $1.23, and telegraph op
erators and dispatchers from $1.96 to
$1.98. The advance of 10 per cent be
ing made by some of the roads is not
Notes of the Rail.
The Bock Inland &; Peoria trains
are running as usual again today, the
Bishop Hill trouble having been solv
ed by the construction nf a new track
over the top of the slide. Both sec
tion crews from Milan and those
from the other side of the break spent
the early portion of the week on the
track there. The trains yesterday
were able to run through, though not
on fast time, and as a result their ar
rival in Bock Island was somewhat
behind schedule time.
J. M. Gruber, formerly the right
hand man of J. J. Hill on the Great
Northern, who has been appointed to
succeed 31. S. Cuble nt Topekaasi sup
erintendent of the Bock Island lines
west of the Missouri river. May 1. is
a brother of George J. Gruber, of this
city, secretary of the Lightning Medi
cine company. The first named is but
34 years, of age, but he has already
demonstrated his ability in his chosen
field, and -he is now in a position
where further advancement is to be
S. F. Forbes has been appointed
purchasing agent of the Bock Island
system in place of F. A. Marsh, re
signed. H. C. Pearce takes the posi
tion of assistant purchasing agent in
place of S. F. Forbes.
The Bock Island sj-stem has pur
chased 160 acres of . land adjoining its
right of way at Beabody, Kas., and is
constructing a reservoir for water
PLANET MAES VISIBLE
U0W DURING EVENINGS
Mars is at this season high up in the
eastern sky at 8 or 9 o'clock in the
evening and can be seen on clear
nights, an orange tinted star bright
er than the surrounding . stars. : It
circuits around the sun in a lettle less
than two years, in an orbit outside
the earth's orbit. The earth revolv
ing in itslorbit. once a..yeaiv catches
up with Mars and pasves It, once in a
little more than two years. At such
a time 'the sun, the earth and Mars
are in a direct line, and the incident
is called an "opposition," because the
sun and Mars are on exactly opposite
sides of the earth. The last "oppos-i-
tion" was Saturday, March 28, and
the earth is now nearer Mars than it
will be again until May, 1905.
The earth is about 92,000,000 miles
from the sun, and Mars 139,000,000
miles; but the orbit of Mars is not
a- circle around the sun, but is much
elongated, so that its distance from
the sun varies 36,000 miles. The or
bit of the earth is also somewhat
elongated, the variation being less
than 3,000,000 miles.
Manager Bowland. of Dubuque, has
signed Frank Smith, who did some
catching for Hugh Duffy's Milwau
kee team last season.
Outfielder Gleason has written the
local club" that he will report next
Tuesday. Bockford Star.
Bert Keely, the Wilmington pitch
er, who was wanted by Manager Te
beau for the local team, will not
play this season. He had signed with
the Bloomington team, and later de
cided that he would not keep his en
gagement there and the consequences
are that he has been forced out of the
.Toliet will have one of the finest
parks in the league. It will not be
completed before May 1.
Beloit college plays Bockford at
the latter place tomorrow. The game
will probably be for blood, as it has
been nip and tuck between the two
teams during the series just closed.
"Bed" Wright, who was with Bock
Island last year and who is now with
Omaha in the Western league, scents
to be pursued by hard luck. Inst
season, it will be remembered, he suf
fered disability early in the season
on account of an nflliction of the
eyes. Now he Is laid up at Omaha
with a sprained ankle.
A fair-sized crowil of fans went to
the Twelfth street park this after
noon to witness the contest between
the two nines that Manager Donnelly
formed from the local team for the
purpose of giving an exhibition. .,
The opening game of the season
was played by Knox college at Gales
burg yesterday, a victory being scor
ed over the Quincy Beserves, 3 to 1.
The boys of the city have begun play
ing ball. This morningthe Blackllawks
defeated the Black Stars, 14 to 12.
Lamp, Clemens and Lit tig were the
bat rery f or the win her.- T " ? ''
The White Stockings of Chicago
yesterday defeated the Dubuque
Three-Eye league team in that city
by a score of 13 to 1. , It was the first
appearance of the Dubuque team on
the home grounds.
. . - . .... . r-iri Ik t.tti.Tt i
Bnckrora recetvea a trimming up
on the home grounds yesterday af
ternoon l3' the Beloit college team,
which has accompanied the Bockford
ites home for a series of games. The
score was 5 to 1.
DEMOCRATS OF L0WEE END
OF DISTRICT ON SAFE SIDE
The democrats from the lower end
of the Fourth supreme judicial dis
trict who -met in convention at Quin
cy yesterday decided to be on the safe
side in "case the supreme court rules
against them in the effort to have
the action of the legislature' in mak
ing the reapportionment set aside. ,
After the convention of the old
Fourth district was held yesterday af
ternoon . nominating Judge W. L.
Vandeventer, of Quincy, for the su
preme bench, as stated in yesterday's
Argus, the committee from the new
Fourth met and called a convention
frr that district at Bushnell April 29.
If the new district is sustained the
candidate nominated at Bushnell will
stand s the party's nominee. The
lower end of the new Fourth, it is un
derstood, will also support Vandeven
ter. Those who will have charge of-the
legal fight against the gerrymander
are: ' Ex-Congressman Williams, of
Pittsfield; A. W. O'Hara. of Carthage;
Judge Thompson, of Jacksonville, and
XV. L. Vandeventer, of Quincy.
On account of the success of our
special sale of 25 cent size of rru-ri-ta
we' have decided to extend the sale
till May 15, and have this day receiv
ed 5,000 00-day boxes of Pru-ri-ta, the
world's best olood, kidney and liver
cure, to be sold at the astonishingly
low price of 25 cents each. Pru-ri-ta
store, 1913 Second avenue.
A Book About Soath Dakota
A 1903 publication-' that tells about
the crops, the live stock, the oppor
tunities for success in South Dakota.
It also contains an accurate map of
the state. Sent to any address for
two cents. F. A. Miller, general pas
senger .agent, Chicago, Milwaukee &
St. Paul railway, Chicago. S. B. Stod
dard, "cify agent.
Nearly everybody , kfiows
howJt alwavs restores color
Local High School Debaters Win
Second Contest With
HELD HERE LAST EVENING
Large Audience in Attendance and
The Bock Island high school last
evening again clearl3" showed superi
ority in debate, over the Davenport
high school. The local team, com
posed :f Hale Graham, Oscar Frazer
and G113- Munger, supported the af
firmative of the question. "Besolved,
That the present tendencies of the la
bor unions sire inimical to the indus
trial welfare of the American peo
ple." A large crowd gathered -in the
large assembly room to hear the de
bate, and that the program and de
bate were appreciated was shown by
the hearty applauce which followed
Preceding the debate a program
consisting of a piano duet, by the
Misses Edna Lischernnd' Katharine von
Ach. of Davenport; piano solo, by
Miss Elsa Simon, of Bock Island; vio
lin solo, by Miss Phcbe Brooks, of
Rock Island, and a piano solo by Miss
Katharine von Ach, of Davenport, was
Principal II. K. Brown then 'an
nounced the rules to govern' the d
bate,' introducing Hale Graham, who.
by the' way, is n -colored lad,' as the"
lirst speaker on the affirmat !. Gra
ham, after first stating that the af
firmative in no way were opposed to
labor unions, but to their present ten
dencies, gave an account of the labor
unions in the United States. George
Spirk was the first speaker on the
negative. His main argument was
that the present tendency of union
is toward the betterment of thr
workinginnn, and, ' therefore, could
not be inimical to industrial welfare.
He was followed by Guy Munger.
on the affirmative. Munger brought
forth his argument to show
that the present tendencies were op
posed to the general welfare, citing
cases from the recent coal strike, and
quoting largely from Ihe report of
the strike commission. Frank Ingra
liam, the next speaker for the Dav
enport team, brought up the ques
tion of shorter liour,'pioting fror
well-known labor leaders, and from
other recognized authority.
Oscar Frazer then produced statis
tics to show the increase in strikes
yvitlpru the. last.fw.yyar.,, JKe..declar?
cxI 'flia'tfthi increase wftodld be charg?
ed to the labor unions, and that evert'
this increase was enough to prove
that the" tendencies are inimical. '
Bealf Ottesen was the third of the
negative side. His speech was main
ly devoted to Jhe great lenefits from
factory legislation brought about by
J .Hi efforts of the labor unions. Thi
i Li rv-T-'-i - ' ' - - '
negative side then closed its arg-
ment by a rebuttal by George Spirk.
Graham then closed the debate by
summing up the argument , for the
affirmative, making several good
points that had a good deal of weight
with the judges.
Produced the Proof
Though the Bock Island boys had
the unpopular side of the question
their clear .statement of important
points In support of their argument
was quit' convincing. During the
first part of the evening it seemed
that the Davenport boys were destin
ed to win. but they were unable to
show conclusive proof of their state
ments, while the home'team in every
case had unquestionable authority
for each important statement. They
had their facts in better arrangement
than their opponents, and also were
sujerior in oratory.
While the judges were coming to a
decision an instrumental trio by Miss
Katharine von Ach, Ernest Oberholt
zer and Oswald Stark, and n piano
solo by Miss Marie McGinnis, were
The judges, who were E. D. Sween
ey, of this city; F. D. Letts, of Daven
port, nd W. J. Entrikin, of Moline,
stood' two for Bock Island and one
for Davenport, Mr. Sweeney being un
derstood to have constituted the mi
nority. The result of the debate was very
gratifying -to the Bock Island stu
dents, a number gathering in the hall
and showing their satisfaction by
giving the school yells, with the
natives of the debaters in prominent
AT THE HOTELS.
At the Harper H. E. Warneke, New
Jersey; B. XV. Lenerney, Galesburg;
J. L. Temple, Galesburg; II. J. Elliott,
Chicago; W. S. Ehringen, Chicago;
J. L. Bobinson, Freeport; Nate L.
Maher,-Chicago; T. H. Christy, Ke
wanee; C. E. Whelan, Madison; J. A.
Butled'ge, Elgin; N. J. Davis, Winona;
J. C. Thompson, .uioominffton; George
McMaster, city; W. A. McCullough,
Springfield; N. J. French, Davenport;
C. .XV. Hudson, St. Louis; Fred G.
White, Pontiae; T. B. Mitchell, St.
Louis; W. D. Smith, Dayton. Ohio; C.
E. Fullerton, Zanesville; C. W, Nellis,
Chicago; Josephine A. Goss, Grand
Bapids; J. V. .Beed, New York; W. E.
Craiglow, Peoria; II. A. Smith. Chica
go; It. E. Badeker, New York; John
T. Kelly, New York; F. E. Johnson.
Greensburg, Pa.; N. A. Boss, Cleve
land; C. - A. Higgins, Le Boy; C. K.
Hanghawont, -Buffalo;" XV. II. Carter,
St. Louis; J. A. Miller, Moline; N. J.
Neur, Springfield; 1 . J. Xogarty, New
York; W. E. Piukerton, Hanna City;
A. XV. Hayward, Chicago; A. II. Shoe
berger, Cincinnati; 11. .XV: KIock, Chi
cago; . Li. ltowen. Quiney; 1. Mil
ler, San Gabriel, Cal.; J. W. Zook,
city; W. O.Hitchcock. Peoria; C. B.
Stewart, Peoria; "F. Flin, .New York;
Mrs. J. W. Staplctun, Dubuque; II. A.
Packard, Chicago; W. S. P.idle, Cleve
land; J. J. Seiden. Erie; John Keamt,
Chicago; John W. Pickard, Chicago;
F. Lobdell, Chicago; Frank Estes, Chi
At the Harms (European) H. S.
Aieker, New York; B. A. Wilson,
(Jalesburg; A. K. Eaton. Clinton; A. J.
Eggenberger. Cincinnati; 10. Bresler,
New York; L. S. Patterson, Boston;
P. F. Swanson, Chicago; Lewis Ver
non, Chicago; E. W. Parker, Cincin-
noti; A. C. Ramsay, Davenport; C. F.
Hornburg, Chicago; 1. L. Sever, Ste
wart, Iowa; S. S. Hubbard. Chicago;
B. E. Belknap, Chicago; F. XV. Board
man, LnCrosi-e; T. Ellifson, Chicago;
C. M. Crnpo. Burlington: E; Downey,
Zanesville. Ohio; T. C. Clark, Musca
tine; Maurice Goldsmith. New York;
G. M. Titus, Muscatine; .1. H. Lyday,
Newton, Iowa; Mrs. M. Potter, Olin;
Mrs. A. C. Bamsay, Olin.
At the Bock Island House John
Short, St. Louis; F. A. Wood, Edging
ton; George Ohlweiler, city; J. A.
Doyle, Chicago; J. II. Lewis. Indian
apolis; M. F: Ileisel, St. Louis; L. F.
Grimm. Chicago; S. J. Maxwell. Port
Byron;' G. E. Spickler, Andalusia: F.
IT. C'hesley. Kcwanee; J. B. .lohr.son.
Chicago; IT. XV. Bairdon, Dayton,
Ohio; L. Cohnan. Blue Island, 111.
ROCK ISLANDERS GRANTED
PRIVATE AUDIENCE BY POPE
Press dispatches last evening an
nounced that unusual honor had been
conferred upon a party of Bock Isl
anders who are touring in Europe. It
was nothing less than a private audience-
granted by his holiness. Pope
Leo, to Mrs. Peter Fries. Mrs. James
Connor, -Mrs. Theresa Robinson. Miss
Anna Bobinson and Peter Connor, all
if this city. The distinction of a pri
vate audience with the pope is a great
me at any time, but of late owing to
failing health the aged pontiff has
been compelled to very much restrict
his audiences and those from this
city who were given the preference
may therefore consider themselves all
'he more fortunate.
Fifty Years ihe Standard
Highest Kor.crs World's Fair
Highest tests U.S. Gov't Chemists
PRICE BAKING POWDIH OO.
1712 Sccoid Avenue.
State of IUlinols.
Rock Island County, f 88'
In the Clrcut Court. May term. 1903 Flor
ence Putnam, complainant vs. Eri Putnam,
defendant. In cbancery:
Affidavit that tne place of residence of the
said Erl Putnam is fot known to the ait
complainant havinn been tiled in the clerk's
oiHce of the Circuit Court of said county, no
tice in therefore hereby given to the said
Eri Putnam, defendant, ti-at the complaio
ant Died her bill ot complaint in said court,
on the chancery side thereof, on the 18th day
of April, ltt 3. and tuereuion a ummons is
sued out of said court, wherein said suit is
pendin. returnable on the tirst Monday la
the month of Mav next, as by law required.
Now, unless you. the said Ert Putnam
shall personally be and appear betore said
court oa the first day of the next term
thereof. to be holden at Hock Island, in and
for said countv. cn the yrst Monday in May
next, and plead, answer or demur to the
said complainant's bill of rompHlnt. the
same and the matters and things therein
charged and stated will be taken as con
fessed, and a decree enfred agrainst you ac
cording to the prayers of said Mil.-
;koiGE W. OAMBJE, Clerk, .
S. R-'KENWOKTIIY, Compt s Sol. ' " '
Kock Island, 111., April 18. 1903.
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Copyright 103 Br
Kuli. Bathaa rioch.r C.
fir'.-.'-, fct; 1
Ullemeyer & Sterling's
1724 Second Avenue.
IH.II--HH.I..:MI..hH.I..l..I..I!.-I--I-: I'M H-I-l-M-
Do You Need Any
We make a s-weinlty f arrang-injr jiiit-K loans on fur
niture, pianos, horso, wagmis and other personal prop
erly without publicity or removal of the property from
your pos.-es-.sion. You g-et the full amount asked for,
nothing1 kept out of the loan, and no charges for papers
2 Amounts from $10 Upwards.
Our rates are reasonable, the best in the tri-cities,
and it w ill pay you to see us before borrowing elsewhere.
If you now have a loan with anyone else and are not sat
isfied; we will pay it for you and put the matter in sueh
shape that it will not ineonvenienee you to repay it. We
would like to quote you our terms.
Fidelity Loan Company.
Mitchell & Lynde block, Room 38. ' Office hours 8 a. m. to 6 p. m. and
fitHjeywjags.-.; Telephone wst1514. Nevr4olephone 6011 . !
Gold Crown Dental Parlors
' Third Avenue and Seventeenth Street, Rock Island.
CRISSMAN BROTHERS. Dentists.
S. BAKER. (SL CO.,
WHOLESALE LIQUOR MERCHANTS.
Sole owners of "R.ED FEATHER.
Bistributors of Old Crow and Ilermitaffc,
Bottled in Bond
Industrial Home Building,
Telephone 14 10. Rock Island, 111.
Now Is The
to paper your rooms. We have a large assortment of
J both cheap sind hih grade papers, which we are selling
at the lowest prices in the city. We also have a large and
complete force of workmen. All kinds of painting and
papering promptly attended to and batisfaction guarau-
I PAR.IDON (L SON.
X Thones Old Union 213; tew 5213. 419 Seventeenth St.
Wholesale Dealer in 1'UTvE . WINES AND LIQUORS.
WAUKESHA AND COLFAX MINERAL, f
: ;i.--.t a a.. J8lMi8-JXMrJt Arenue Rock Island, IU.
That "strikes" the
young fellows who
like the stylish "new
cut" to their Suits.
S15 and S18
Process. ni:v to Tin: people of
HOCK ISLAND HUT SUCCESS
FULLY USED UY
FOi: TEX YEARS. WORKS TO
PERFECTION WITH CHILD
REN, NERVOUS PEOPLE. PEO
PLE WITH HEART TROUBLE.
New Phone 5309.