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.THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 190.
Do You Wat it
The time for having your heat
ing plant put in is getting short.
You will want to use it pretty
soon and you will want it quick.
Better get your estimate now
and let us do the work without
delay. We can do your work
quickly, satisfactorily, and
cheaply. Your heater is here
waiting to be put in.
Either telephone will bring us.
Opposite Ha.rper House.
lution SaJle' is
by f atr the Big
gest SesJe thaLt
over with ReaJ
We don't belong
to the Combi
W YOU know
ROCK ISLAND ILl
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Everyone knows that this is THE
store for the finest, most stylish
line of women's shoes in the three
cities, and we are going to build
up a reputation on $2 and $2.50
shoes which shall equal in every
our reputation on fine lines. If O
the price suits your pocketbook, the
ehoes will suit you.
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WITH THE LODGES
Several More Have Annual Meet
ings to Select New
MACCABEES TO CELEBRATE
Island City Tent to Have Dance to
Observe Second Anniversary
- of Organization.
Several of the local societies held
their annua meetings for the election
of officers last evening. Island City
tent. Xo. 1022. Knights of the Macca
bees, also made further plads for the
second observance of its organization,
which is to be celebrated with a danc
ing party at Odd Fellows hall Dec. 20.
an, event to which the members will
be privileged to invite their friends.
After the election of officers last even
ing the initiatory degree was confer
red upon a class of five candidates.
The new officers will be installed at
the next regular meeting Jan. 4.
The results of the elections held by
the several lodges follow:
Inland City Camp. 1a-rnbm.
Past Commander M. T. Stevens.
Commander Charles H. Harris.
Lieut. Commander H. L. Darby.
Record Keeper D. R. McFarlane.
Finance Keeper C. G. Pinkerton.
Chaplain Andrew Graham.
Physician Dr. F. D. Paul.
Sergeant L. A. Cool.
Master at Arms X. G. Willhite.
First and second masters of guards
F. Lorenzen and F. L. Helmka.
Sentinel B. F. Rhodenbaugh.
Picket C. A. Schenebricker.
Tent deputy C. F. White.
-Noble I.olKr. A. O. l YV.
M. V. "William Robb.
Foreman John Paridon.
Oversee.r Hugh Gavin.
Recorder H. A. Johnston.
Financier John Russell.
Receiver J. L. Freeman.
Guide George F. Ewen.
I. V. F. H. Anthony Jr.
O. W, John T. Stephens.
Medical Exeaminer Dr. Carl Bern
UfWfy Cnmp. It. X. A.
Past Oracle Mrs. Rhoda Ells.
Oracle Mrs. Ida M. Yohe.
Vice Oracle Mrs. Myrtle Dorman.
Chancellor Mrs. Hedda Applequist.
Recorder Mrs. Ida M. Barker.
Receiver Mrs. Kate V. Collier.
Marshall Mrs. Sallie Hathaway.
Inner Sentiner Mrs. Lizzie Lyons.
Outer Sentinel Mrs. Katherine
Manager Mrs. Emma Pottiger.
, ,Phjyicians Drs. C- T.. Foster and
Emma Morgan. - .
Pianist Miss Mabel Pottiger.
Delegate Mrs. Ida M. Barker.
Alternate Mrs. Kate V. Collier.
Ho-k Inland Chapter. IS. It. A. M.
E. 11. P. S. J. Ferguson.
King Charles Schneider.
Scribe W. H. Thatcher.
Treasurer V. T. Magill.
Secretary I. C. Daugherty.
Member Masonic Board of Control, 2
Years D. J. Sears.
S. J. Ferguson succeeds D. J. Sea. 3
as high priest, a position that Mr. Sears
has held for nine terms. Dr. W. T,
Magill was elected to serve bis 10th
consecutive term as treasurer of the
I .a film' Auxiliary, II. It. T.
New officers chosen by the Ladies
Auxiliary of the Brotherhood of Rail
way Trainmen are:
Councilmau "W. II. Geer.
Past Mistress Mrs. Mary Ehman.
Mistress Mrs. Mary Peters.
Vice Mistress Mrs. Martha Jenks.
Secretary Miss Chella Moore.
Treasurer Miss Ida Fitzsimmons.
Conductress Mrs. Tena L. Crisman.
Chaplain Mrs. Mary Saunders.
Warden Miss Minnie Fitzsimmons.
Inner Guard Mrs. Margaret Fitz
simmons. Outer Guard Mrs. Villa Geer.
Vay Hikm Camp, It. .V A.
Oracle Mrs. Mary Carey.
Vice Oracle Mrs. Emma Sheesley.
Past Oracle Mary E. Kieley.
Chancellor Mrs. Nettie McKinney.
Recorder Mrs. Agnes Simpson.
Receiver Mrs. Mary J. Hamaker.
Marshall Mrs. Ella Fuller.
Inner Sentinel Mrs. Emma Sward.
Outer Sentinel Mrs. V. Staassen.
Manager for three years Mrs. Cole
nan. Physician Dr. Emily Wright.
Pianist Miss Clara Fowler.
Delegate Mrs. Mary Carey.
Alternate Mrs. Mary E. Kieley.
Gain For Arsenal.
Rock Island arsenal gains $123,000
n appropriations from Secretary or
he Treasury Shaw's report to con
gress. The fund is to be used for
naintaining and developing the greai
vorkshop here, but the items have noi
et been made public. An appropria
ion of $12,500 is recommended for
naintaining the Rock Island bridge.
7ol. Blunt ha9 great hope that the
.tern for the new post hospital is in
cluded in the budget reported by Sec--etary
Shaw, but he has no means of
letermining till the details are made
Beware of Counterfeits.
"DeWitt's is the only genuine Witch
4azel Salve." writes J. L. Tucker, of
Tent re, Ala. "I have used it in my
"amily for piles, cuts and barns for
-ears and can recommend it to be
he best salve on the market. Every
'amily should keep it. as it' is inval
lable household remedy, and should
ilways be kept on hand for immediate
iss." Sold by all druggists.
HAS LETTER FROM
QUEEIt OF AMERICA
; The following letter, addressed to
"Mr. President, Rock Island. Rock Isl
and County." has been received by
Princeton. 111.. Dec. 5. 1904. Writ
ten by the Queen of America, Prince
ton. 111. President of the Rock Island
College: I have not received any
answer to my letter. I wish a settle
ment at once for my duties to your
church. I am sick and tired of your
indifference. I. want my money, and
must have it. I served long and loy
ally for it, and shall not give you up.
You are owing me $10,000 at the
very least. I have called at the par
sonage, but have not received one
cent. See to it at once, and oblige
Miss E. E. Nelson. $3,000 for not ans
wering my letters.
QUEEN OF AMERICA.
The letter was evidently intended
for some one other than the mayor
of Rock Island.
SUPPRESS SMALLPOX CASE
Have Patient in Isolation Hospital for
Weeks Without Informing
Davenport has been suppressing the
existence in that city of a case of
smallpox. At the regular meeting of
the board of health held there yester
day afternoon at 3 o'clock it was dis-J
closed that they have been having a
case of imported smallpox there in
the pest house, which, according to Dr.
H. L. Bawden; the city physician, will
"be released from quarantine next Fri
The patient was isolated and no re
port was made of the case, so that
when Dr. Bawden was forced to report
it in his November summary it caused
mild surprise on the part of the news
paper men, who had no inkling that
such a case was in existence.
REASON IT DOES NOT RAIN
Because the Weather is Too Dry, That
Why doesn't it rain? Just because
it's too dry. That's all there is to it.
Every school boy knows that rainfall
is merely an exemplification of the
old saying that "all that goes up must
come down." If there is nothing to go
up there will be nothing to come
down and that is the reason it has not
rained for so long a time. The weath
er bureau confines itself to the issuing
uf a map every day that shows the ex
isting weather conditions all over the
country, and the prediction from a
study of these conditions of what tlus
weather will be one day ahead. Th
intelligent layman who studies ths
map is entitled to put two and two to
make four and nobody is hurt if he
makes five once in awhile. An exam
ination of the daily maps issued for
a few weeks past will convince the
amateur observer that the conditions
are such that there isn't enough wat
er in the ground in the whole upper
Mississippi or Ohio valley to make
a good rain.
The natural deduction from this
is that if we are to get a good rain or
a heavy snow the water must be evap
orated from some large body of water
at a distance and brought here by
the winds. The Gulf of Mexico is the
natural source of such a supply but
the conditions have not been favorable
recently for the transportation of the
gulf clouds in this direction and con
sequently the prospect for rain is not
promising. Watch the weather
map, says a philosopher, and
when you see that low barometer
sneaking in on us from the southwest
then begin to predict rain. The rain
clouds must come from a distance.
FIREMEN SAVE MILLION
AND A HALF OF PROPERTY
Contlnued From Page Eight.)
floors as a rule lost all of their tools
and such articles as coats and over
A tarpaulin and barrels of sand
were secured, and the few remaining
tanks of napthia protected from the
flames and removed from the building.
The work of removing these tanks
was daring, for they were surrounded
by burning oil, and an explosion was
likely at any minute.' Eight of the
tanks were removed intact.
Mrs. W. H. Mosher died this morn
ing at 11:15 o'clock at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. J. Donahue, 320
Thirteenth street, after a short illness
with pneumonia. Mrs. Mosber was a
native of Cedar Falls, Iowa, and for
many years was a resident of Anda
lusia. About a year and a half ago
Mrs. Mosher removed to this city.
Mrs. Mosher is survived by one son,
Vester, of Andalusia, her daughter,
Mrs. Donahue, and a brother, George
Webster, at Cedar Falls, Iowa, and a
sister at Waverly, Iowa.
James Perkins, aged 75. and for
many years a resident of this county,
died this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the
home in Sears.
IS TO RUN AGAIN
G. W. McCaskrin Announces His
Candidacy for Mayor
in the Spring.
WILL GO IT AS INDEPENDENT
Would Rather Be Executive of City
Than Hold Seat in Leg
islature. Formal announcement of his ambi
tion to be mayor of the city of Rock
Island was made today by G. Washing
ton McCaskrin, member-elect of the
general assembly, and erstwhile horse
back candidate for governor.
George will make the race for the
mayorality in the spring again as an
independent candidate, and will go it
alone, not having a full ticket, as some
have been of the impression he intend
ed doing, in the hope of making a
Prffrm Mayor to Itrprmentallve
George admits he would sooner
be mayor of Rock Island than serve
in the legislature, for in the former
position he would be in position to in
a measure at least reward those who
have been tooting his horn during the
several years that he has been en
deavoring to establish himself perma
nently in the political limelight. He
realizes that he can do little down at
the state capital in the period that he
has been chosen to represent his dis
trict, for the reason that the old guard
will not give any heed to his cries for
reduced railroad rates, etc. But just
the same George states that he will
bring along the chart with the brick
vs. passenger argument that he
sprung at his meetings during the
recent campaign and use all his per
suasive powers in inducing his fellow
lawmakers to have a look.
(iroonilnK the White Home.
George is grooming the white horse
getting in readiness for the spring
battle. He will hang his stocking
up Christmas eve. and play his own
Santa Claus. The nomination will be
his present when George emerges from
the sheets on Christmas morning.
George does not believe in taking any
chances. If he left it to Santa to Iqok
after him. he is fearful that the old
man would ovrelook him in the multi
plicity of his cares during th.3 holiday
season. So Goerge will don his white
whiskers and straddle his white steed
and deliver the nomination to himself.
In County Court Probate.
In re conservatorship of Charles
Murray, feeble-minded. Susanna John
stone's report and resignation as con
servator herein filed, said resignation
to be accepted upon the appointment
and qualification of a new conservator
as successor to said Susanna John
ston, and said Susanna Johnston turn
ing over to new conservator all prop
erty of ward. This order not to affect
in any way the bond of said Susanna
Johnston as conservator herein, nor to
release her nor her bondsmen on said
bond. It appears that the Moline Trust
& Savings bank is willing to act as
conservator herein. It is ordered that
the Moline Trust & Savings bank be
and is hereby appointed conservator
of the person and estate of the said
Charles Murray and that letters of
conservatorship issue to it.
In re guardianship of Lillian Ritchil,
minor. Guardian's inventory filed and
approved. Guardian's annual report
filed and approved.
Estate of Peter Waner. Petition by
widow for an order directing apprais
ers appointed herein to fix widow's
Estate of Erland Larson. Proof of
publishing and posting notice to cred
itors filed and approved.
Estate of Harriet H. Sage. Claim of
Dr. H. II. Chase allowed in class 5 at
Estate of Mary Mc Philleo. Claim of
Anna Sallows allowed in class 3 at
$96.57. Claim of E. H. Sallows allow
ed in class 7 at $14.40. Claim of W. S.
Block allowed in class 5 at $2.50.
Claim of A. H. Wendt allowed in claas
1 at $105.50. Claim of Oglehart & Co.
allowed in class 7 at $24.50.
Estate of Jacob Reiling. Widow's
relinquishment and selection filed and
approved and order turning over prop
erty selected to widow.
Estate of George B. Wittick. Report
of distribution filed and . approved.
Administrator discharged and estate
Real Estate Transfers.
William Jackson to Rufus A. Smith,
tracts in section 33, 18, lw, $350.
Adolph F. Swensson to Hans H. Foss,
lots 1 and 12, block 3, Oak Hill add.,
Wilder Page Bowers to Burton B.
Billings, interest in lot 10. block 119;
lot 133. block 129, and lot 8, block 173,
East Moline, $1.
Edward H. Guyer to Edward Bracke,
lot 19, block 176. East Moline. $250. ,
Licensed to Wed.
Edward Stewart Moline
Miss Jennie Vada Evans Moline
Cyrus E. Deitz Moline
Miss Ruberta Louise Sleight Moline
Algot Walter Allison Moline
Miss Annie Caroline Youngberg
Scudder's Maple Sap First Award.
Special The world's fair jury of
awards has given Scudder's Syrup
company. Chicago, highest award on
This fall is more complete than ever before with a new and up-to-date
stock of the very best goods, such as,
Watches, Clocks, Silverware,
Rings, Cut Glass, Etc.
W. A. Jackson, Manager of this department, having had 13 years ex
perience in the Jewelry Business enables him to supply your wants in
the most satisfactory manner.
Expert Watch Repairing.
Young 5 IHcComiis
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
AT A REDUCTION OF 25 PER CENT, ANY BOYS' LONG OR
KNEE PANT SUITS AT ONE-FOURTH OFF PRICE. CHOICE OF
ALL BOYS' AND LITTLE FELLOWS' OVERCOATS ONE-FOURTH
MEN'S OVERCOATS, SEE WHAT WE CAN GIVE YOU FOrt
BROKEN LOTS OF COATS THAT WERE AS HIGH AS $1 .50, $18,
$15 AND $13.50 IN THIS LINE.
A BIG REDUCTION IN PRICE OF MEN'S FANCY SJITS, $19,
$18.50, $18, 16.50 SUITS, AT
IN THIS LINE WILL BE FOUND SINGLE AND DOUBLE BREAST
ED ALL NEW AND UP-TO-DATE PATTERNS.
SOMMER.S & LA VELLE,
1804 Second Avenue. Rock Island.
Is the only Store in R.ock
Island that Caters to those
who Pay as they Go.
We employ no agents to call for orders. The public press is onr only
means of communication with the cash buying public who in turn, when
satisfied that our cash prices deserve their patronage, must call in per
son or 'phone, and their orders will be promptly attended to. Come now.
Read and get wise:
Gold Dust, IE
4 pkgs IOC
2 cakes 1 r
Pure Maple Syrup, nr
qt bottles fcOC
Yeast Foam, r
per package OC
Good standard Tomatoes, nr
per doz, 90c, 3 cans L.OC
Good standard Com, O E
per doz., 90c 3 cans fcOC
Early June Peas, nr
per doz 90c 3 cans kOC
New York gal Apples, nn,
per gal '.. UC
3 large bottles or 6 small pot
tles, good nr
Gallon jug Rflp
Pound Horseshoe a r
Pound Star m r
Quaker Oats, Egg-O-See and Vig-
or' 3 9Rr
3 sacks fine 1
Nice Breakfast r
Mackerel, each .OC
Santa Claus nr
Soap, 9 bars bOC
Diamond C Soap nr
10 bars OC