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THE AKGrUS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1903.
Partly cloudy tonight and
J. M. SHAKIER,
Temperature At 7 a. m. 5;
at 2:30 p. ni. 23.
HAS A CIJCCH.
A lobster has two great big horns
And two big claws that pinch;
So w hen it comes to taking hold,
I guess he's got a cinch.
!Lea lard at Gilmore's.
For insurance, E. J. Burns.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Trees at Meyer & ISehring's.
Fine skating at Triangle park.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
For insurance. Pleasant F. Cox.
For bus, baggage. express. call Bobb's.
For real estate and insurance, E. J.
Cut prices on all trimmed hats at
Four to 10-piece traveling sets at J.
Order your fresh fish at Schroeder's
All union barber shops will be closed
Christmas all day.
A big dscount on all millinery at
Byrnes' this week.
Hundreds of rockers to select from
at Clemann S: Salzmann's.
The "human bird warbler," Charles
Dennison Kellogg. Dec. 22.
Buy a dressing table for your daugh
ter at Clemann & Sal.manu's.
xll kinds of coal for sale at the
Bock Island Lumber company.
New line of dining room tables just
received at Clemann tVr Salzmann's.
Dolls, dolls, a splendid stock of dolls,
all sizes and prices, at Trefz - Co.'s.
Good coal, coal, coal, at Mueller
Lumber company's. Both telephones.
For tin and furnace work, see II. T
Sieinon, 1526 Fourth avenue, union 2S3.
Stove repairers. Johnson & Quintan,
east of new library, 11124 Fourth ave
nue. Dr. P. F. Purdue, lTlG'i Second ave
nue. Old 'phone at office and resi
dence. Judge K. K. Parmenter. at his office
in the county building yesterday, offi
ciated at the marriage of Harold
Trent and Miss Gertrude Miles, both
of Bement, 111.
Pork tenderloins, spare ribs and
trimmings at Gilmore's packing house
Trout, white fish, river salmon,
smelts and cattish at Hess Bros', to
morrow. A bottle of tine wine free with every
$1 purchase at Simon Lewis retail
Cleaning, pressing and dyeing done
at the new Panitorium Club, 1900 Sec
Better hurry; those fine umbrellas
are going fast at J. Ramser's. En
Fancy and plain fountain pens with
improved loop feed at J. Bamser's
from $I..iO to $S.
Now is your chance to buy a good
heater at a closing out price at Cle
mann & Salzmann's.
Have you seen J. Bamser's line of
solid gold brooches?. They are beau
ties, and cheap, too.
The stage of water was S.20 at 6 a.
m. and H.:50 at noon. The tempera
ture at noon was 20.
There will be a card party at Sacred
Heart hall Thursday evening, Dec. 17.
refreshments will be served.
All kinds of coal at all times. Tri
City Transfer & Fuel company. 215
Twentieth street. Prompt delivery.
Beserved scat sale Saturday at Y. M.
C. A. fur Charles D. Kellogg, the hu
man bird warbler, at the Illinois Dec.
The human bird warbler, Charles
Dennison Kellogg, at the Illinois thea
tre. Tuesday, Dec. 22; 50 cents admis
sion. Mrs. Austin's Quick-Baising Buck
wheat makes tender, crispy brown
cakes. Your grocer can tell you all
Mrs. Austin's Buckwheat has a
world-wide reputation on account of
its genuine buckwheat flavor. Don't
forget the name.
Gaetjer makes it. Imperial German
mustard. At all grocers and meat
markets. Connoisseurs pronounce it
fine. Try a bottle.
The Woman's auxiliary of Trinity
church will meet with Mrs. I.ucian
Adams. ".Mil Twentieth street, tomor
row afternoon at .1 o'clock.
The Bostouians. who appeared at
the Illinois last night, were taken to
Burlington on si special train over
the Burlington this morning.
Simon Lewis has again renewed hrs
holiday offer, giving a bottle of wine
free with every $1 purchase or over
from now until after the holidays.
W. P.. I'llenieyer, while filling a pre
scription at Ilartz & I'llemeyer's drug
store yesterday, accidentally got some
We invite Holiday Shoppers to
come Here for their gentlemen
A man likes Something He Can
Wear and we are prepared to
sipply yoir wants and 'ifV too.
ets, Gloves for every
soft and stiff bosoms
Full Dress Pro- Pajamas,
tectors, Scarf Pins,
Cuff Buttons, Neckwear.
Everything for Boys, too.
Let us be your official "StocKJng-
filler" and "He" will be much
M. fzH IC
ammonia in one of his eyes. While the
injury was very painful, it is not con
The Davenport police Tuesday night
locked up a 14-year-old Bock Island
girl who was found behind the scenes
at the Iowa theatre in that city. Her
mother went over for her yesterday
and brought her home.
We have some motors in stock rang
ing from one to five-horse power and
will make special prices on them, as
we want to close them out before
Jan. 1. Call up the Electric Construc
tion & Machinery company.
Miss Brockway, of (ialesburg, will
give an exhibition and sale of hand-painted-china,
one week only, at Blake
& Murphy's store, 1812 Third avenue.
You are invited to come and purchase
a handsome Christmas gift.
The lecture-recital Tuesday, Dec. 22,
by C. D. Kellogg consists of stereopti
con views and bird warbling, illustra
ting the habits, life and song of birds.
It is entertaining and very instructive.
Admission, including reserve, 50 cents.
Members of the Moline library
board assert that they were so busy
discussing the furnishing of the Car
negie library in that city that they
entirely forgot the opening of the
Bock Island library and were in con
sequence not present.
Two young St. Bernard dogs were
picked up the other night in the
streets by the police. They are held
prisoners at the city jail. They are
valuable animals, but if the owners
do not call for them they will have to
be classified as tramps and disposed
of in the customary manner.
An event: McCabe's store open to
night. Santa Clans in the show win
dow. Great display of mechanical
toys; more dolls than ever; books at
half, third and quarter the regular
prices; display of handkerchiefs twice
as large as ever before. A jewelry
stock not equaled west of Chicago.
The great third. floor covered with
Christmas furniture and rugs. Music.
Open evenings until Christmas.
A pointer for those who have money
to invest: There will be a great de
mant for vacant houses in the spring,
owing to the fact that the C. B. I. &
1'. Bailway company will put on a spe
cial train between their new shops
and this city for the exclusive use ot
their employes. Preparations are also
being made at Bock Island arsenal for
the manufacture of small arms, which
will result in bringing a number of
strangers to this locality. Now is the
time to take advantage of the ex
tremely low prices that I am offering
on Columbia Park lots. For particu
lars call at F. ,T. Burns' agency, room
11, Mitchell & Lynde building.
OF THE FEE SYSTEM
County Board Wants Office of State's
Attorney Placed on a '
The county board this afternoon
voted in favor of having the law pass
ed by the state legislature placing the
office of state's attorney on a salary
has-is operative in Bock Island county.
The following resolution, introduced
by Supervisor Donovan, was unani
Whereas, The 43rd general assembly
of the state t:f Illinois, in regular ses
sion, passed a law in regard to the
fees paid the state's attorneys, there
by giving counties the right under
certain conditions to vote at any coun
ty or state election upon the adoption
of a t-alary system instead of the pres
ent fee system; therefore, be it
Besclved, By the county board of
Bock Island county, that we give our
moral and political support irrespec
tive of party affiliations to the fur
therance .of all legal means by which
taid salary system shall be adopted.
The law requires that 20 per cent
of the voters of the county petition
for the change. The comity judge will
then attach a proposition to the bal
lot at the county election fi r the peo
ple to vote upon.
GEN. CROZIER PAYS
VISIT TO ARSENAL
Chief of Orrinanc Hre to Familiar
ize llimaeir At lib Mmall
A rm n I' I ant, Ktc.
Gen. William Crozier. chief of ord
nance, is at Bock Island arsenal, the
guest of the commandant. Col. S. I'.
Blunt. A salute of 11 guns was fired
for the visiting officer at '.) o'clock this
Gen. Crozier will remain today and
tomoriow. lie comes to familiarize
himself with the small arms plant,
soon to be started in operation.--and
other departments of the arsenal.
.Special for Toole lit.
See the specials in our jewelry de
partment for tonight.
Santa Clans in window.
Orchestra this evening.
.() jointed dolls, 2ie.
Peanut caramels, per lb.. Inc.
Children's fleece lined hose. :'.c.
Sterling silver hat pins. Hie.
30c airships for 10c.
.la nice Meredith $1.30 books. :tc.
33c cream and sugar sets, 13c.
Mixed nuts, per lb., 10c.
30p Apache bead looms., 23c.
Ladies' white hemstitched handker
chiefs, with lace and embroidered cor
(ireat enthusiasm in our jewelry de
Open evenings,. .
SMITH AND HEATH HIT.
Continued -trom First Page.
made public and' his answers to theio.
We consider this answer altogether in
sufficient, and no less unsatisfactory in
Bubstance than in form."
GOES STILL. Fl'KTHER BACK.
nits the Late l'tinaster General - RoafttK
for Heath and Hi'uvers.
The report says, referring to the Tul
loch charges against I keath, that "it
is quite impossible to dispose of these
Charges by calling them iles out of
the whole, cloth," and that "a string
prima fade case is presented of willful
and reckless disregard by the late first
assistant postmaster general of obliga
tions imposed on him by the regula
tions of his own department as well a
by the statutes of the I'nited States;
and we feel it our duty to add rliat
suspicion of his personal integrity must
1 inevitably aroused In our Judgment
ny an impartial consideration of the
facts submitted to us and of his plain
ly inadequate explanations"
Further along the report says that
improper appointments were directly
chargeable to Heath and Beavers, but
that "It sr ems clear that
this responsibility extends In some
measure to the late postmaster gener-,
al. who appears to have at least toler-!
rted the practice after notice of Its
In summarizing the results of their
examinations Conrad and Bonaparte
says that the Tulloch charges "have
revealed the existence of deplorable
and gravel j- discreditable abuses dur
ing the years 1S!S, 1S0) and 1000 in
the Washington postoflico and the of
fice of the first assistant postmaster
general," and that "The icrsons prim
arily responsible for the above men
tioned abuses and the resulting scan
dals appear to have been 1'cfry S.
Heath, then first assistant postmaster
general, and George W. Beavers, thpn
chief of the salaries and allowance
division, neither of whom I now in
the service of the I'nited State."
To these they add among others ti e
name of Charles Kniory Smith, late
jtostmaster general for his seeming
failure. notwithstanding related
warnings, to appreciate the gravity of
their misconduct and the consequent
necessity for its prompt and adequate
JorT IN DEFENSE OK VOOI
Secretary of War art a Wiliiens KathlMine
Makes New CharKes.
Washington. Pee. 17. The witness
lofore the senate military committee
was Secretary Boot, who appeared in
defense of General Wood. In explain
ing the supervision over Cuban courts
charged against Wood, the secretary
Kaid that in Cuba the "court of first
instance" was in reality an officer di
rected to prosecute and to obtain evi
dence, lie was something like a grand
jury in finding evidence, buttwas fur
ther empowered to go out and obtain
evidence, mingle with the people, pro
cure affidavits and otherwise to collect
evidence against alleged offenders. The
secretary raid that Wood acted in the
prosecution of the postal cases under
orders from the war department.
The secretary also took up the sub
ject of the Jai Alai company conces
sion and said that this was not a
gambling company, nor was the game
pelota a gambling game any more than
was a horse race or a game of base
ball. Men could bet on the results, as
upon other games of skill. The con
cession or right of the Jai Alai com
pany was granted lieforo the United
States occupation, and that the con
cession for which General Wood had
leen criticised was that of an addi
tion to the building of the company.
The matter had been carefully decided
at Washington, the only question be
ing whether it would be contrary to
the 1'orakcr amendment, and Wood
had acted under orders from Wash
ington. The committee has received a com
munication from Major Bathbone, ask
ing that his several requests for the
subpoena of Colonel Lebo. Fourteenth
United States cavalry, lie.. acted upon.
Vie Vatae of a Gift Depea
Upon the Cfaauraxter of
By selecting your presents at
Slmmood Moseoielder s
You take no chances of making any mistakes.
Whatever you select here, the styles are the lat
est, quality the best.
WHAT HE WOULD LIKE:
Seal Skin Caps, $5 to $15; other fur caps,
$3.50 to $6.50.
Smoking Jackets, the most beautiful selec
tion you ever saw, $3.50 to $12.
BatK and Lovinging Robes, $3.50 to $10.
Mvifflers, everything that's new and nobby, Ox
fords, 50c to $1.50. The English square in
white, black and fancy, $1 to $3.50.
Sweater Muffler, 25c to 75c, largest selection
Gloves. More fine gloves shown here than in
any other 3 stores combined; kid and un
dressed kid, unlined, wool lined, silk and fur
lined, 50c to $10.
Neckwear, all the new wrinkles in rich colorings,
puff ascots, 4-in-hands, string and bows,
25c to $2.
Handkerchiefs, silk, linen and lawn, white and
fancy, all initials.
lie suggested that t'olonei l.eno lie
questioned 10 bring out the fai t that
Wood was not with his command on
the lirst day's light at Santiago oa
July 1. ISPS. Bequest also was ni:.d
that Major General S. S. Sumner be
examined on the same subject. lie
also gave the names of several other
witnesses on other points, among them
that of Corydon A. Bich, of M unt ie.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY SALE
At ItattU'.". Foartb. ATennt- ami Seven
Men's slippers. 4'.io.
Men's slippeis. o'.tc.
Men's slippers. Hc.
. $1.7." boys' shoes. $I.:J.".
$1.7." holies shoes. $1.
$1 child's shoes, heavy side. ."e.
$1.25 misses' shoes. iiSc.
Too child's shoes. -Pic.
"It's a little farther, but if pays."
ROMAN CATHOLICS MAY
EAT MEAT CHRISTMAS
Though Christmas ami New Year's
day this winter fall on Friday. Unman
Catholics the world over will be per
mitted to eat 'meat. This disregard
nf the usual fast day observance is
due. in the case of Christinas, to a
special law of the church, and in the
ease of New Year's to a special dispen
sation by Pope Tins X. Archbishop
tjuiirley is now preparing the letter
niakini-- the official announcement.
ARGUING MOTION FOR A
NEW TRIAL IN GOULD CASE
The attention of ihe circuit court
was occupied todav in hearing argu
ments on a motion fi r a new trial
tiled by the defedant in 1 He case of
M. A. Gould, of Moline. against the
Tri-City Kailway company. Jackson.
Hurst Vr Stafford appear for the com
pany, and Kcnwoith.v Kenworthy
for the plaintiff.
Gould sued for .1.u)( damages for
injuries alleged to have been sustain
ed as a result of being ejected from ;i
car by a conductor ;it Tenth street,
in Mi. line. The conductor's testimony
was that CouM was misbehaving and
persisted in lliis conduct after he ha 1
been admonished to desist. The jury
awarded the plaintiff a verdict for
damages of .1..V.
YOUNG & M'COMBS' SPECIAL
lor Hi in Kventne. 7:30 to 8:30 O'Cloik.
too Klsie books, by Martha Fi n ley ,
tonight from 7::ai to S:.'!. at '.''.
:!."c hemstitched nainsook apron,
long and short. 7::U to f?::iu, for 21s.
$1.2"i yard silk remnants, sliirhtlv
soiled, tonight. 7::!U to S::;0. at 2'.'c yd.
Pauline kid gloves. 2-clasp. tonight.
7:::o to s;:;o. .v.ic.
Bomaii punch cups, imitation cut.
glass, tonight. 7::! to S;:!0. each. 4'L-c.
All the news all the time The
Argus. f L ,
Have Ghanged Since You Were Here
$5.98 and $6.98 $10 $11.25 and $12.98 $15 and $16.98
. Cloaks Are Reduced Cloaks Are Reduced Cloaks Are Reduced
Cloaks reduced now to . , . , .
Now to Now to Now to
$4.98 $7.98 $10.00 $1198
$19.98 and $22.50 $25 and $27.50 $30 and $35 . $45 and $50
Cloaks Are Reduced Cloaks Are Reduced Cloaks Are Reduced Cloaks. Are Reduced
Now to Now to Now to Now to
$14.98. $19.98 $25.00 $29.98
If you have delayed purchasing your Winter Cloak until
now, here is your opportunity of getting a much finer
garment at the price of an inferior one.
The original Prices are exactly as we state them. Our
goods being marked in plain figures, you can see just what the garment was origin
ally sold at. The reductions may not be as large as some you see advertised, but
remember it's not what you get off, but what you get for your money that counts.
THEE BEE HIVE davenport iowa