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THA. AHGUS, AV-EPyESDAY, APftlLi 27, 1904.
. THE WEATHER
Fair and continued ccxl to
night, followed Thursday by
increasing cloudiness i-nd
J. II. SHERIER,
Temperature at 7 a. m. aJ;
at 2:30 p m. 58.
Call for the new Kinship.
Boys' hhoes at Dolly Eros'.
For insurance, K. J. Burns.
Buy a Lome of Reidy Bros.
Get your shoes at Latje-Waters.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
See Lage-Waters' al on this page.
Spring handle brooms at Shields'.
See Lage-Waters ad on this page.
For bus, baggage, express, call Eobb's.
See Lage-Waters' ad on this page.
Spencer & Trefz for 'bus or express.
See Lage-Waters ad on this page.
A gas stove in summer is a Messing.
You will iK ' d a gas stove ihis sum
mer. For real estate and insurance. . J.
Very tine strawberries at Harris &
Lage-Waters Shoe company, leaders
of the shoe business.
Ice cream and ice .jreani soda at
Petersen's, 1314 Third avenue.
Special sale at Lage-Waters Shoe
company's, 70.l Second avenue.
Have jiou ordered your gas stoveV
See the People's Tower company.
Ladies' oxfords, of every description
at Lage-Waters Shoe company's.
Walline - Hamilton, express and
transfer. Old 'phone 1070, new 584.
For tin and furnace work, see II. T.
Siemon, 1520 Fourth avenue, uuion 283.
Pocket book with every purchase of
or over at Lage-Waters Shoe com
Cleaning, pressing, repairing and
dyeing. New Puntitorium club, 1009
Handsome genuine leather pocket
books with a purchase of or oer
at Iiige-W aters".
McCnhe's are hitting the carpet
prices hard. Notice some hard hits
in t heir ad today.
Get one of those fine pocketbooks at
Lage-Waters". One with every pur
chase of $2 or over.
Double oven four-hole gas stoves $15
each. Connections made free. Peo
ple's Power company.
lied Cross Ball Blue should be in
every house. Ask your grocer for it.
Large oz. package only e.
Asparagus, spinach, and other fresh
vegetables, the finest quality of the
season, at Harris & (iauley's.
Ladies" I,ouis heel patent colt ox
ford and pockctbook all for $2 at
Lage-Waters Shot' company's.
See the People's Power company
about that gas stove you are think
ing if getting this summer.
All up-to-date housekeepers use Bed
Cross Ball Blue. It makes clothes clean
und sweet as when new. All grocers.
This is the last week of the Sum
mers closing out sale. Kvery thing re
maining in stork must go regardless
The funeral of Ferdinand Davis is
to tiike place at - o'clock tomorrow
afternoon from the residence in South
The finest ami most complete line
of wall paper and room mouldings at
lowest prices can be found at W. C.
Hubbe', 119 Third avenue.
Frank F.vuns. the quick lunch street
vender, has a new wagon of metropol
itan design stationed at Second ave
nue and Seventeenth street.
Thursday morning. &.'.." ru tiled net.
snow (lake and ruffled Swiss curtains.
$1.1. a pair, at Met a he's. Make a note.
Less than half, very special, $1.10.
Bargain in good upright piano; oak
case. Inquire at ljoessler's storage
warehouse. L'n'.i Fifteenth street, or
room 3s Mitchell iV I.ynde building.
Save money by buying your wall pa
per, room mouldings, paints, oils, var
nishes and brushes nt W. C. Hubbe's
wall paper store. 1610 Third avenue.
Try steam-dried fertilizer for lawns,
gardens, truck gardens and farms. In
100 pound and ton lots. Twin-City
Rendering company, "phoue west ltO.'J.
Something doing at McCabe's all the
time. Notice any pleasant day for a
crowd. The la lies of the three chic
know where their interests are best
a The fire department w-as summoned
(i t ':.." this morning to Thirteenth
street and. First avenue to extinguish
a blare on the roof of a kitchen. Nom
The big ilress goods sale at Mc
Cain's is a strong drawing card. No
lice some additional rea-ons why they
are doing such a big dress goods busi
ness. See ad.
Why buy mining block? Let me put
you in on a ground floor proposition
in the famous Bowerman Colorado
gold field, bui L. Trout, care I). W.
Council. rM. Seventh avenue.
The P.. B. T. and the Mon lay study
clubs w:Il give a tea for the benefit of
the I'nion Mi-sion at the home of the
I'nion Mission n Aiken street. Thurs
day afternoon, to which all are in
The certificate of incorporation
the Fisk S- I.osley company, of Mo
line, was filed in the office of the cir
cuit clerk today. The company is en
gaged ii) the dry goods business. The
capitalization, is JfCO.OOO and the incor
porators are A. P. Fisk, G. M. Loosley
and K. L. Nordgren.
Through the efforts of Deputy
Kiendl. organizer of the Brewery Dri
vers and Beer Bottlers unions, local
organizations will be formed covering
the lri-cities with headquarters in
Now i the time to have your paint
ing. pajer hanging and decorating
done. Have W. C. Hubbe, 1619 Third
avenue, give you an estimate on doing
your work. None but skilled work
men employed. AH work guaranteed
to Le first class. Old 'phone green 324.
There was a large attendance of
members at the annual inspection of
Hock Island commandery, Knights
Templar, at Masonic temple last even
ing. The insection was conducted by
Eminent Sir A. M. Otman. f Peoria,
grand warden .f the state command
ery. There were six pleas of guilty in the
count v court this afternoon: John
L. St roinbt rg. larceny, $1 fine and 30
days in jail; James Moran. larceny. $1
and iiu days; George Pel-aney, lar
ceny. ?1 and ",0 lays; Charles Pow
ers, assault with deadly weapon, 30
days; Arthur Birdsall, selling mort
gage! property, $20 and 30 days; Al
fred Berg, malicious mischief, 60 days.
Jola J. Lines, instructor in vocal
culture, choral work and artistic sing
ing, (pupil of the famous master, J.
Harvey Wheeler, of New York City),
will le at his Rock Island studio, 816
Twenty-third street, two days weekly.
Friday and Saturday. Special rates will
be given during spring and summer.
Those desiring memlership in his vo
cal class or choral club address studio
or Hotel Harms.
TEMPERATURE LAST WEEK
7 DEGREES BELOW NORM! L
According to the weekly crop bulle
tin for the week ending April 25 the
temperature continued abnormality
low until the 23rd when a decided rise
occurred. Maxima about f0 degrees
were recorded generally toward the
latter part of the week. A snow
storm prevailed over the southern
section on the 20th. As fruit trei
were in a somewhat advanced stage
of budding, injury ensued, but the ex
tent of damage Is not yet manifest.
The season is decidedly backward. The
deficiency in daily mean temperature
ivcraged about 7 degrees,
(termination and plant growth have
made but little progress. The condi
tion of wheat has not improved, and
reports do not indicate an assuring
stage at present. The oats crop is
mostly sown, but not under very favor
able conditions. The soil has been
cold, and germination slow. Many
early sown fields will require replant
Considerable Jill, wing for corn has
been done. Generally the work has
progressed under favorable conditions.
the soil being mellow and breaking
well. On account of the backward
season, feed is becoming scarce, pas
tures not having attained seasonable
growth. Reports indicate that clover
has suffered materially on account of
evere weather, many fields being win
ter-killed. The loss among young pigs
has been considerable, owing to the
col!, frosty nights.
Apprehension with regard to injury
to fruit, in the southern district, is
rife, but the extent of damage is not
well defined. In other sections no ap
parent injury ensued. Gardening is in
a backward state.
EXPLAINS SUIT AGAINST
LOYAL AMERICAN OFFICERS
The following letter explanatory of
the action of the state officers toward
the management of the loyal Ameri
cans is I cing sent out to the lodges of
"To the Members of the Royal Cir
cle and- Fraternal Army of Loyal
Americans, doing business under the
name of Loyal Americans:
"Many inquiries have been received
it this office concerning the above
named societies, and 1 make this gen
"The M'piirfnnnt cause! an examin
ation to be made of the affairs of the
above societies, which indicated that
some irregularities had taken place in
the affairs of the sm-ieties. and that
ceitain officers had apparently with
drawn certain funds without proper
"I deemed the facts sufficient to re
quest the hoiioruble attorney general
to institute suit, and he has done so.
making the corporation and certain
"The character of business carried
on by these societies as apparently
contemplated by their charters, is not
attacked. Some of the officers have
resigned, and when all the facts are
established in court it is hoped that
mine readjustment of the business
and management can be had. so that
their bnsiuess can be continued on a
safe and prosperous basis, and the in
terests of the members be fully pro
tected an I preserved. Very truly
"WILLIAM R. YRKDKNRCRGH.
KEEP MONEY HOME
Given as One Remedy for Solu
tion of the House Scar
ASSISTANT SECRETARY IS
CALLED BY THE Y. M. C. A
L. Iu McDonald, of Charleston. 111.,
has been called to the assistant sec
retaryship of the Rock Island Young
Men's Christian association. If he ac
cepts, as it is hoped sincerely be will,
as he is understood to be a man ot
excellent qualifications, he will be
given charge of the junior depart
ment. 1L Keyser and G. C. Rlakslec
have been appointed delegates from
the local association to the interna
tional convention at Buffalo, N. Y..
PREFER OWNERS TO TENANTS
Capitalists Will Not Take on Burdens
Awaiting the Landlord.
"Your article in yesterday's issue
appealing to capitalists to meet the
urgent demand for houses in our city-
deserves a great deal of considera
tion," said K. H. Guyer today. "It is
my opinion that capitalists can not be
moved to make, direct investments in
tenement houses. However, if our
savings banks would cater to the de
mand there is for money to be loaned
to those seeking home of their own,
there would soon be no scarcity of
"Long before the advent, of the sav
ings banks, the building associations
received the savings of the people of
Rock Island and loaned the funds ac
cumulated exclusively to home build
ers, and it was through these associa
tions that Rock Island received the
building impetus that has filled up so
many- new additions.
" "Through them thousands of fami
lies have secured homes on monthly
payments no greater than a fair ren
tal and the savings depositors have
received a larger return than could be
obtained in any other investment.
Dlrerted to Fnrelgru Channels.
"Hut. since the advent of the sav
ings banks, the greater portion of the
people's savings has been diverted
from the building associations, and
thus from investments in homes into
"An effort made to influence the
loaning of the enormous funds con
trolled by the savings banks to home
owners would certainly bring a great
er harvest of houses than an appeal to
tht; large capitalists. Such an appeal
will be fruitless because the capitalist
wi'I not take on the burden and trou
bles awaiting the landlord even for
the increased returns.
"Home owners make better citizens
than tenants, and therefore it should
be the aim to cater to the building of
houses by home owners rather than
will be supplied by two boilers, each
42 inches in diameter by 16 feet long,
allowed 10 pounds working pressure.
Each boiler will have ten 6-inch tubes,
and will be supplied by mechanical
draft. The heating surface will be
70S square feet. There will be a pow
er capstan and fire pump, and the ves
sel will be electric lighted throughout.
The passenger cabins will be handsomely-
For a western river steamboat the
lines are considered very fine, and the
builder expects to obtain a nominal
speed of 16 miles per hour. The ves
sel will be ready for service in about
six weeks, and will le placed on the
run between Peoria and LaSalle, re
lieving the steamboat Borealis , Rex.
which has been on the route since
lsPO. This latter vessel makes a
round trip a day, or a total of 142
miles, atul consumes on the run but
tons of coal.
In 1!H)l the steamboat Fred Swain
was put in the trade, covering the
route in the opposite direction. She
has a pair of Swain oscillating en
gines, each with cylinders 10 and 20
inches by T2 inch stroke, and one
boiler (with uptakes to two smoke
stacks), having l.OOO feet of heatin
surface. The boat is said to be good
for a speed of 17 or is miles an hour
and can be pushed to 20 miles under
The Ruth and Winona were north
and south. The Helen Blair was here
The stage of water was 9. ."." all day.
RIYKR FORECA ST.
A falling tendency in the Mississippi
will continue at Le Claire and Daven
port. RIYER BULLETIN.
D'ng'r H'ght Ch'ge
Line Sa.m. 24 hrs.
Feet. Feet. Feet.
St. Paul 14 S.4 0.3
Red Wing 14 .1.0 "0.1
Reed's Landing 12 6.9 0.1
La Crosse 12 X.3 ...
Prairie du Chien is 10.3 -0.2
Dubuque IS 11.0 -0.1
Le Claire 10 7.3 -0.1
Davenport 1.1 9.6
Des Moines Rapid.. .. 6.1 -0.7
Keokuk 12.4 -o.2
St. Louis 30 32.2 1.2
Kansas Citv 21 10.3 -0.6
NEW VERNE SWAIN TO BE
SIMILAR TO HER NAMESAKE
I). M. Swain, of Stillwater, Minn.,
is buil Mng a new sternvvheel steam
boat to be called Verne Swain, for
.-ervic-e between LaSalle and Peoria,
on the Illinois river. The new steam
boat Verne Swain will be 130 feet in
length over hull. l."2 feet over paddle
wheel. 27 foot beam. :fnd 4 feet 10
inches depth of hold. The hull is be
ing constructed of Washington fir.
giving great strength and lightness.
The normal draft will be about 2S
inches. The vessel will be equipped
with two condensing tandem engines,
each with cy finders 10 and 2U indies in
diameter by 72-inch stroke. Steam
FETE OF ALL NATIONS TO BE
PRESENTED FOR CHARITY
The Silver Cross circle of King's
Daughters, assisted by the In His
Name circle, will give a "Fete of the
Nations" Friday evening. April 29. at
Math's hall for the benctit f charity.
Following is the program to be ren
dered during the evening: Song, Axel
Dunderberg; violin solo, Ruth Ilemen
way; song, Hallie McCrory; piano
quartet, Marian McCandless, Mabel
Bruner. Cora Gaetjer, Alice Guyer;
song, Ray Anderson. After the pro
gram refreshments will be served at
the different booths.
Serious Stomach Trouble Cured
I was troubled with a distress in my
stomach, sour stomach and vomiting
spells, and can truthfully say that
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tab
lets cured me. Mrs. T. V. Williams,
Laingsburg, Mich. These tablets are
guaranteed to cure every case of stom
ach trouble f this character. For sale
by all druggists.
Large size carriage
bags in black leather,
special price . .
173 ( F5")
I 1 r3 KLJTkfMSh II I
49c THIRD AVENUETHROUCH TO SECOND
Fins bristle tooth
brushes, French and
Japanese make, values
up to 20c, choice
Exquisite Lace Waists
Handsomely made and finished. This shows
how we sell them
Medallion effect heavy lace waists pleated Chif
fon Yoke look like CO QQ
10.00 waists OU.vJO
Silk Shirt Waist Suits
Ever popular for early summer wear. We are
showing a fine variety at low prices. An ex
ample: Navy and black grounds with the popular ir
regular polka dot in white waist trimmed in
medallions skirt cluster tuxked, C 1 It r A
price for the suit only ) 1 T0vl
Navy and black foulard, waist lace medallion
trimmed and finished with lino til R9
tucks; price per suit j 1 10
Handsome taffeta suits made in the CIO CA
best styles as low as 1 OsuU
Voile and Etamine Dress Skirts
Skillfully made and draped after the newest
models. " Dainty trimming of silk braids or
taffeta folds, CM 07
prices begin at TiOl
Interesting News From Our Carpet Dept.
Good Ingrain Carpet. Don't confound this
with Ingrain Carpets frequently quoted at a
This is strictly all wool, worth 75c yd. Cf
and is priced here at OilC
Brussels Carpets Extra quality CQrt
borders to match, very special, yard OuC
Velvet Carpets. New designs and color
effects, oriental patterns and desimblo floral
euecis, -si.'j quality,
China and Jap Mattings, good quality, n
tine weave, per yard J O2C
500 Pairs Curtains Cheap
Thursday morning wo place on sale a special
purchase of 500 pairs ruffled net, Brussels pat
tern, Nottingham, ruffled Swiss and snow Hake
.viaaras curtains, wortn up to $'2.oQ
a pair, choice of all,
28c Art Tickings 10c Yard
200 yards short lengths of beautiful art lick
ings for covering boxes, etc., the price in full
pieces is r2Sc yard, while these 1 A
last, yard f UC
NEW GLOVES, 25c. 50c,
75c AND $1.00
500 dozen of the new silk
and lisle gloves, our en
tire spring importation, at
NEW JET STOCK COL
An exceptional offering in
ladies' stock ties, worth
up to uOc, including the
DOUBLE FOLD DRESS
1.000 yards fancy dress
ginghams, best colors and
flO pes., embroidered dresH
Swisses in white grounds
with black, myrtle and
blue dots and figures, nil
day 'Thursday, per f A
The Big Dress Goods
Is satisfying every customer. The
sterling values have seldom been
equalled. Here are some excellent
reasons why we do the dress goods
75c Plain and Fancy Mohairs,
The scarcest goods on the market,
splendid for shirt waist suits, don't
catch the dust, yet we cut the Cflp
price to ollv
39c: for big range of fancy tweeds, all
wool, black granites, mohairs, etc.,
worth double, but they Q0
29c a yard for SOc all wool Albatross,
beautiful soft fabric,
Colored Messaline Silks,
Thursday at 2:30 o'clock, we
make this exceptional silk offer
ing 500 yds. of the popular
Messaline silks. in light and
dark colors, a silk that tucks
and makes up beautifully, sold
everywhere for SOc yd.,
while they last, here. ,
Thursday. Friday and Saturday,
Indies' Patent Tlo. tine Kid
lilucher Oxfords, made to sell at
$2.00, for 3
days only, pair
Same days. Ladies' 15right Ion
gola Oxfords with dull tops,
welted soles, regular price $2.fo.
for 3 days,
Full assortment of Russian Calf
Tan Oxfords for Men and
"Women, very newest style".
welted soles, two very special
White metal knives and forks, nickel
plated, a set of 6 knives nnd 6 forks
in a box, value 7"c, for
6 Tea Spoons Oc, made of white metal.
heavily plated, value 10c,
3 days only
Large li -quart returned dlsn pan,
strong and well made, value
SOc, for 3 days
7 and 8-inch JardinKers in pretty blends,
pood shapes, value 29c, lQ
choice for . . . ItJL
Mrs. Vrooman's sink strainer, made of
good heavy tin. the handiest and most
cleanly article for the kitchen, 1 Qf
for 3 days only . I
SUES TO RECOVER FOR
WORK ON INTERURBAN
Deputy I'niteil Slates Marshal Tripp,
of I'coria, lias m-i'vim! papers n Henry
V. Crane, the president of the (lales
burg" V Kevv ance Fleet ric I'ailruail
company for a suit of trespass. The
amount sued for is $7.".()(M). The plaintiff.-
are 1'. Hart y Sons, of New York
City, a contracting" firm, who built the
line and graded the road to Calva.
Sonic days si fro f hey commenced a suit
in chancery for $1 I.OOO, an amount
."aid to be due them as a balance.
They plead for a mechanic's lien under
the railroad act. Now they bring" suit,
for trespass, evidently assuming" thai,
they own the line until it is paid for.
Tin" defendants are summoned to ap
pear before the federal court the (hint
Alonday of next October.
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Something extraordinary in the SOUVENIR LINE. A handsome present with every purchase of $2 or
over. Get your spring and summer shoes now and save money, and also get a souvenir Worth Heaving. See
... T-i a ri o o a TTfwn ri in t rv a corn a i
Our Stork of I.aril-k
Shoes is entirely new. stvV and
finish up-to date aid mostly f
the Prinze make Kvery shoe
e'uarantce-l to give .-ati-factin.
We have them haul turn or
welts, T.ouie. Cuban or military
in Ladies Oxfords, fine Kid, Uand
turn, military or Louie heels, all
widths and sizes, try
a pair at
1 -'ii lies handsome patent colt
Oxfords, in lace or button, the
newest out, all widths and
sizes, price ff
L4dle' Lonte Hwl
Oxfi rels in patent colt or kin.
all sies. all widths, and sold for
Iaril Fine Welt
Oxfords in patent colt or KM.
These Oxfords always sell for
$.;... We have them in all
widths and sics and will sell
I .ulle' Oxford
in tine Kin. light or Heavy sole
regular price $l."iO, for
t his sale ,
Ladies' Oxfords and Strap Sli
pers of every description, regu
lar .1.',,.1 and $!... kind for this
I.Ad'en Fine Kid
hand turn shoes of every des
cription, patent or kid tip. all
styles of toes and he Is, and
some of the very best makes
Ladle' Hand Torn
shoes that will surprise you for
the price. We arc asking in all
styles for this
One toot Ladles Kaamel
shoes English welt medium
heavy sole, regular $?.5U grade.
sa le .......
Chil'l's fine kid shoes,
sie .1 to !. price
Child's, fine kid shoes
size 3 to o, price
Oar Slock of Men'
shoes is perhaps the most com
plete in this city, i-t.vles are all
Ihe very latest, line patent colt
shoes, all widths nil sies, 1 tl u-
cher or plain lace
Men's All I'atent Mum
in lilucher and the very latest
toe. cnuai to any $".')0 grade.
It is Ovir Boast to se-n the ixt
shoes that can bo had for tlio ltionoy
but aside from this we oiler you
Kpei-ial induceMien's for t lie alfovu
thrive flays. It will pity you tn ;it
tend this sale and tret one f our
handsome and valuable souvenirs.
We Take I'ride In
calling your attention to
.?.':."( line of men's shoes
styles, all leather,
Men's Vic-1 Kid
Veloiir and patent leather shoe
mostly $:;.n nnd $:!..".) grade
Mttle broken ill some hinds but
can fit most fee for
this sale, price
One lot of Men's Vici Kid shoes
in ail sixes, regular and
:his sale ,
We carry a very fine line of
Hoys', Youths', a iid Little tients
shoes in Vici Kid and Patent
Colt and Velours.
Men's Oxfords in Veloiir, Welt
sole, ta iirth every cent f $-!..Vl
all vvidths and si.es, JJ
One Lot of Men'.- patent Colt,
Ox f orris, a shoe that always
sells for $1.00, sale
Men'n Vici Kid Oxfords. Patent
Call and see our elegant line of
tan and patent Colt, Oxfords
for men, .'ill
price . 5.50
Hoys' youth, and Utile (ients Hhoes
I Joys' shoes all styles tZi
from $1.15 to JfLswFVr
Youths shoe.-, all stvles from
Little fonts Shoes all
TT n fv tt Tinr A
LEADERS OF THE SHOE BUSINESS.
1703 Second Avenue.
'5 All Cars Stop in Front of Our Store Door.