Newspaper Page Text
THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1904."
Any affectation whatsoever in
dress implies, in my mind, a flaw
in the understanding.
Lund Chesterfield to his son.
No affectation in the
apparel bearing this
MAKERS ? NEW yRK
CJ Equal to fine custom-made
in all but price. CJ The makers
guarantee, and ours, with
every garment. J We are
Exclusive Agents in this city.
You Know Us
We have sold more stoves
in the last ten days than any
other dealer in the city. Why?
Because we are giving the BIG-
'2 GEST VALUES, Values that
cannot be duplicated anywhere.
If you need a stove or have sec
ond hand goods of any descrip
tion that you want to sell, NOW
IS THE TIME, the place at
1623 SECOND AVENUE.
New rfcoa? 3104.
It is 8l
os well as
to trade a.t
1818-1820 Third Ave
All the news all the time Till
CHORUS ON TOUR
Augustana Singers May Spend
Summer in East, North
IN INTEREST OF NEW HALL
One of the Entertainments Probably
Will be Given at the Auditor
ium in Chicago.
Augustana's Wennerburg Male cho:
us. which won so many laurels lasi
spring during a concert tour, has beer
-isked to consider the feasibility of de
voting the summer months to a con
cert tour through the east, north ana
middle west in the interest of the an
di tori urn which Augustana will erect
on the present site of the coliegi
pharmacy, opposite the book concern
on Thirt y-eighth street.
The plan has awakened great en
thusiasm anions the members, and a
committee has been appointed to look
into the matter. There are numerous
obstacles which must be taken into
consideration before definite action
can be taken on such a momentum
question. It involves also ceaseless
application, tireless energy and great
sacrifices on the part of the singers.
May Siox at Ibr Auditorium.
Chicago parties interested have pro
posed that one of the concerts be giv
en at the Auditorium, and have prom
ised sufficient aid if the p'.an can be
realized. Only the larger cities would
be visited, where large audiences
could be secured. The chorus un.h-r-the
able leadership of the new direc
tor, Paul Rostrom. is making rapid
strides toward perfection, and wil: a J. I
to its reputation. Mr. Bostrum is also
a composer. ' He has presented the
chorus with a most beautiful Hiii2
song to which he has set the miiolc.
The words are by the great Swedish
poet. Victor Rydberg. and the song is
entitled "Himlen's Hla."
Rockford is anxious to have '..
known that. they are making the light
against the Three-Eye league merely
on principle and that there is not the
slightest iota of 6pite work or viniic
liveness in their nature. The Rock
ford Star resents the firm stand talt
en by the league directors, r.nd dravs
a great many inferences from the
interviews with Vice President
Hayes that are uncalled for. The pa
"Word comes from Bloomington anc;
Davenport that the officers of the
Three-Eye league have decided to flglu
the Rockford club to the last ditch and
will use every endeavor to creat an
influence against the city before the
case comes for hearing. If the words
as read between the lines go for any
thing it can be said the oSlcers of the
league are a tril'.e afraid of the action
it has taken, and there may be a trille
of shame mixed in with it and rather
than come out and meet the issue fair
ly they will now throw mud. It i
intimated that should the city win in
the suit extra eJTorts will be made
to make the season a disagreeable
and unprofitable one for Rockford.
"I-rf-t that be as it may. Rockford
1.4 trying the case on its merits. The
representatives of the Forest City
went to the Springfield meeting,
knowing full well with the other clubs
that the season in Rockford had not
been a successful one, yet there were
other cities that have had the same
experience in the past though possibly
not quite as bad. The local represen
tatives made -a generous offer to the
lwugvc. and besides offering tp make
A SAFE RULE for the BUSY CHRISTMAS BUYER is to BUY
EARLY. It costs no more, and besides a small deposit secures any
article in our store.
We have an exceptional line of Silver articles suitable for a Christ
mas gifts, such as
TOILET SETS MANICURE SETS
UMBRELLAS LEATHER GOODS
FAXCV FOUXTAIX PEXS
And a wide variety of WATCHES AND JEWELRY to choose from
that will fit everybody's purse.
OPPOSITE IIAIIPEU HOUSE.
g YOUH GHCCZn SELLS IT THE YEAR 'ROUND g
VRiffiE suckkspjce Meat i
It 2-Pie 102 P:ck2ft3 rft U: tt VzkMi Ffgaiaas. 83tF8K'u J
good on the patronage question was
prepared to show that the club had se
cured concessions in the way of rail
road fares that would make a consider
able difference for the next season.
Fairness seemed out of the question.
It had been decided in the background
that Rockford-must go. and so set had
the opposition become that no thought
beyond this was possible for them.
"Rockford is making its fight for re
tention in the league will all fairness
it believes it can make good next year,
and that the remainder of the league
will benefit by it. and with this in
view the management will push the
suit and believes it will win. The
future of the Three-Eye league is of
as much concern to Rockford as or
any other club, and those who say
the locals are trying to disrupt it speak
wrongfully, for there is no club thai
can show a better record of faithful
ness to the organization than can this
ROMANS AND TWIN-CITIES
WIN CITY LEAGUE MATCHES
Armories and Kickapoos Are Defeated
in the Contests Bowled Last Ev
ening at Central Alleys.
In the City league matches played
last evening at the Central alleys the
Romans and Twin-Cities were winners,
respectively, over the Armories and
Kickapoos. The scores:
Campana lr 1S1 515
Saizmami 15G 1G4 130 450
Posateri 171 ISO 173 522
Wilson 1W 1S5 153 521
Kahl 1C 192 150 514
Doyle . . .
Abler . .
Benke . .
.... 157 178
1SI ICS JOS 457
14S 100 ICO 4CS
Edgar . . .
Francis . .
...... 124 115
.'. ICS 150
COO C II
I Met nan . .
ARSENAL AID ASSOCIATION
UisburMnents cf $164.35 Among Sik
in November. .;-
Following is the report of Grorge D.
Gillette, secretary of the Rock Island
Arsenal Employes Aid association, for
the month of November:
Members in good standing, 771 ; new
members for November, 33; amount
in treasury Nov. 1, $1C5.S5; collections
for November. $205.25; total, $371.10.
Disbursements for November, $104.
35; amount in treasury Dec. 1, $200.75.
Disbursements were as follows:
Sick benefit: F. Farley. $20.25: James
Regen. $19.50; Hans Triebel. $17.25;
E. N. Graves. $14.25; W. J. Leonard,
$14.25; J. W. Freeland. $10.50; A. Lind
bloom. $9.75; N. Petersen. $9; John
Kuehn. $4.50; Thomas Gardner. $3.75;
George Paulsen. $3; Patrick Maloney,
$1.50: treasurer's salary for Novem
ber. $7.70; secretary's salary for No
vember, $23.15; total, $104.35.
Balance in treasury Dec. 1, $200.75;
emergency fund, $102.95; total amount
in treasurer's hands, $309.70. Dues for
December. 25 cents.
There will be a regular meeting Sat
urday noon, Dec. 10. in machine shop
"G," to hear report of the auditing com
mute and for such other business as
may come before the meeting.
AN INQUIRY HI
President cf the Moline Plow
Company Says Value of Fair
Award is Destroyed
BY THE REPORTS OF BRIBERY
Head of Exhibitors' Association De
nies There is any Dissatis
faction. In referring to charges of bribery
made by former Senator Carter, pres
ident of the national commission of
the Louisiana Purchase exposition, in
connection with the world's fair
awards, the Moline Plow company,
winner of a grand prize, has address
ed letters to Mr. Carter and to Pres
ident -Francis of the exposition de
manding a full investigation of the
award and full publication of the find
ings. President G. A. Stephens of
the company characterized the scan
dal as a ruse on the part of disappoint
ed exhibitors to discredit the merit of
the jury's findings.
Valur of l'rlf Im Itninrd.
In his letter to President Francis.
Mr. Stephens says:
"The publication of a letter from
Senator Carter to you. in which he
states that the national commission
of which he is the chairman refuses
its approval in connection with any
diploma, certificate, or other evidence
of award while any part of the pro
ceedings rests under adequately sup
ported and uninvestigated charges of
bribery, etc., in effect destroys the
value or the grand prize which was
awarded us early in October solely
upon the merit of our exhibit."
Immediate Inquiry AiikrJ.
Mr. Stephens, continuing, asks Pres
ident Francis to take steps at once
to investigate the conduct of the Mo
line company in obtaining the grand
prize for its exhibit and to exonerate
the company from any effort of
bribery. He says the company .will
not submit to having the value of the
award destroyed and the company's
reputation besmirched because of er
rors that may have been committed by
other exhibiters, or. by improper con
duct of those connected in any way
wit'.i the world's fair force. Full pub
licity of the facts is requested.
In his letter to Mr. Carter. Mr.
Stephens asks at h:s hands a prompt,
thorough, and impartial investigation
of the panicu'ar cass of t?-c Moline
Plow company, saying: "We do not
wact the credit accruing to us blnck
eneJ by general statements from what
Im Xo OfxiuitiMfnt-lioii. .
Sr. Louis. Mo.. Dec. 7. President
Pangborn of the Exhibiters? associa
tion, in a letter to former Senator Car
ter, takes the stand that the position
of the national commission in the mat
ter of the refusal of the latter body
to approve the action of the superior
jury of awards is not well taken. He
says in the letter:
"I would regret any delay in the
publication of awards, as that would
prove an injuntice to the exhibiters.
Up to this moment there has not been
even an intimation to the association
or to myself on the part of a single ex
hlbiter of any dissatisfaction in con
nection with the awards or the treat
ment accorded, exhibiters by the jury."
9 Ezra Kendall.
10 Busy Izzy.
11 Wizard of Oz.
12 Eben Holden.
13 Dr. A. A. Willetts, Y. M. C. A.
14 Sam T. Jacks.
15 Village Postmaster.
17 Tom Jefferson.
18 Uncle Josh Perkins.
25 Coon Hollow.
20 Why Girls Leave Home.
27 Broadway Burlesquers.
30 San Toy.
Wyckoff Still the Old Farmer.
Fred Wyckoff, who played the old
farmer in George Sidney's musical
farce, "Busy Izzy," last year, has been
engaged for the same role this season.
and will be seen at the Illinois theatrw
Saturday evening. Mr. Wyckoff' s
characterization is worthy of classifi
cation with Denman Thompson's "Un
cle Joshua," or any of the roles of the
late James A. Hearn. It is a comedy
role, however, without a pathetic side.
Possessing all the ear marks of faith
ful interpretation of such a character,
the study Is turned to creation of
laughter and does not vary. Mr. Wyck
off's "rube" is of the Indiana type and
differs materially from the New Eng
land character. In the new edition of
Busy Izzy" Wyckoff will be seen in
a character specialty which will give
him full scope for his eccentric danc
ing. Kendall n Whisky.
"There are but three ways to gs:
whisky out of the system." said a
prominent physician in conversation
with Ezra Kendall the other day. And
le went on to enumerate them.
"Well, doctor." broke in Mr. Kendall,
"there's only one way to get it into
the system that's certain, isn't itr
and you Gay there are three ways ta
get it out. Seems as though a man
could afford to take chances." Ken-
dc.ll. who. comes to the Illinois Friday
evening, 13 the most unctuous come-
1 Mllemeyer .
The Greatest of All Salles
OVERCOATS MARKED DOWN.
SUITS MARKED DOWN. 5
WE (GO THEM ONE
; ..' ; " . - i '
We have not raised the prices for this
sale, but have origifial mark on all
goods and a Big Discount will be
BRING YOUR CASH f O THE
dian on the stage today. His humor
bubbles forth at all times. Never does
he convey the impression that he is
trying to be funny. And he isn't. He
just can't help it. His new p!ay,
"Weather Beaten Benson," which he
will produce here, presents Mr. Ken
dall at his best, and everybody knows,
that Kendall at his best is unapproach
able. "Weather Beaten Benson" is
pleasing Kendall's legion of admirerc
better than any vehicle he has yet
had. ... Liebler & Co. have given the
play a sumptuous production.
Gayety in the Wizard.
"The Wizard of Oz." which has
scored one of the most emphatic suc
cesses of the decade, will be here
next Sunday. The extravaganza has
all the gayety. and life of modern musi
cal comedies, and it is free from the
suggestiveness in costuming and jokes
that debars these merry plays frorn
some people. There is not a line ot
dialogue nor a gown in "The Wizard
of Oz" to offend or cause uneasiness
Ladies Solid Gold Watch, Free
Diamond Mounted, Value $75
A Solid Gold Chain Goes
With It. .
I WILL GIVE WITH EVERY DOLLAR'S WORTH PURCHASED AT MY STORE, ONE
CHANCE ON THIS HANDSOME SOLID GOLD WATCH.
SATURDAY EVENING, DEC. 31, THE DRAWING WILL BE
AND THE WINNER CHOSEN. A COW MITT EE SELECTED BY
CHANCES WILL HAVE FULL CHARGE OF THE DRAWING.
A Beautiful New Year's Present
REMEMBER THAT EVERY DOLLAR'S WOFITH YOU BUY ENTITLES YOU TO ONE
CHANCE. THE MORE DOLLARS' WORTH YOU BUY THE MORE CHANCES YOU GET.
Ask For Your Chances.
YOU'LL PAY LESS FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS JEWELRY HERE THAN ELSEWHERE,
BESIDES YOU MAY GET THE WATCH.
1702 JEWELER. I Second Ave.
to the most captious p'aygoor. Nor
is it at any time slow enough to bore
those of rakish tastes in theatrical
matters. It abounds in hearty .whole
some tint and is a capital entertain
ment for young and old alike. As a
spectacle, "The Wizard of Oz" has
never been equalled on the American
stage. The most astonishing changes
in lights and colors follow in such
rapid succession as to confuse the
senses in the- most pleasurable way
imaginable. The illusion of transition
from Kansas to fairyland is in itself
a most original conceit and is executed
by means of a novel invention of
Stage Director Julian Mitchell that
has no precedent in the annals oj
spectacular productions. But the tri
umph of '"The Wizard of Oz" is the
beautiful transformation of the iiela
of glowing poppies from summer to
winter. This effect is achieved by
means of a happy combination or
old-time kaleidoscopic splendors and
the electricity and improved stage
craft of the present day.
WATCH IN THE
NEW PASTOR AT EDGINGTON
Rev. John L. Henning, of Dexter, Iowa,
Rev. John' L. Henning has arrived
to take the pastorate of the Edgington
Presbyterian church which has been
without a pastor since the resignation
of Uev. T. K. Johnston last June. He v.
Henning comes from Dexter, Iowa,
He has a family and will reside at Ed
gington. The church has been sup
plied since Rev. Johnston's departure
by Rev. Thornton of Millersburg,
Royal Arcanum Attention.
Members ot Council No. VJ't'l Royal
Arcanum, are requested to attend a
meeting tomorrow evening at 7:30 (o
be held at the St. Julian bowling al
leys, corner Seventeenth street and
Sevtnlh avenue for the purpose of or
ganizing a bowling team. Everybody
WILLIAM RORISON. C. H.
HELD AT MY STORE,
THE HOLDERS OF THE