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FOOD IS SAMPLED
FORMER PLAYER 0M LOCAL
TEAM IN THE LEGISLATURE
A RUSH IN MAILS
TOM MARSHALL GOING TO
SOUTH AMERICA TO SHOOT
THE ARGUS. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1904.
R. F. B.
Mail them to us- We will take
care of them quickly and to
please you. There's no need of
losing a lot of time at this busy
season.' Order 'by R. F. O. or
' H. O.ROLS
Both 'phones Old west 71.
We are displaying the very cor
rect things in the Umbrella lines,
suitable for ladies and well as
f gents. Gun metal and the in-
Q laid pearl in all the latest shapes,
O and the new detachable handles
for trunks and suit cases give
us a little peep Something for
ROCK ISLAND. ILL..
g HARPER HOUSE BLOCK.
3. M. Patterson, Assistant State
- . Commissioner, Visits -Roc
CALLS AT STORES AND DAIRIES
Thirty-One Packages Sent From. Coun
ty to Laboratory jn
O ALL THE NEWS ALL THE C
O TIME THE ARGUS. O
IL M. Patterson, cf Chicago, assist
nt state food commissioner, today for
warded to Chicago to the laboratory f
'he ro-nm!ssIon 31 ftamples of foods
hat iie gathered from irrorerie. le
artmt-Qt mores, dairies and creamer
es in the county since his arrival yes
' Mr. Patterson Is on his annual tour
jf Inspection. He did not have any
complaints to look up in Rock Island
but it would not surprise him if there
.vere prosecutions to follow the exam-
nation of some of the samples that be
forwarded to the laboratory, although
he could not be positive on that point
Mr. Patterson was especially pleas
ed with the plant of the Trl-City Pas
teurized Milk company, in the cast
part of the city. He said it was one
3f the finest In the state, and thRt the
city should be proud of It.
;ood Itenolta Aftalard.
"Of course I do not aim to take a
sample from every institution in a city
or county Where foodstuffs are offers?
for sale, but merely drop in here ant!
there." Mr. Patterson said. "However
all the dairies and creameries are vL
ited. The commission ha3 accomplish
ed results that the public really
not appreciate, and only In remote in
stances Yearns anything about. Toi
instance, in one district in Chicago,
one year ago we took samples from
100 stores. At each place we were
told that we were getting apple vine
gar. An examination showed that just
half of those dealers misrepresented
and sold chemical vinegar. There were
some fines imposed, and this year we
secured samples from the same stores
and out of 80 only 15 sold chenrcal
vinegar for apple vinegar.
Krc Dealer to II Truthful.
"We are trying to force the dealer
to tell the truth to the consumer, i
an article is adulterated it should be
so branded. The dealer is the one the
commission holds responsible. H
should know what he is buying froa
the manufacturer to the jobber, lie is
the one to whom the consumer looks
for protection. You can imagine how
futile it would be for the commission
to try to prosecute a manufacture!
whose factory was In another state.
Teach the dealer that he can not plac?
his goods on his shelves that are imi
tations of the pure article without suf
fering the penalty of the law and you
will be assured of knowing that when
you ask for a certain article you will
get it. or be told that it is not in stock.
"You will remember that some
months ago you had a family poisoned
here by canned corned beef. There
was no criminality involved in that
instance. The can was properly la
beled, and the meat had been proper
ly prepared. It had Mood too long,
and decomposition had set it. That
Is what caused the trouble."
COMPANY A IS ENTERTAINED
Basketball Game Feature of Function
at the Y. M. C. A.
Twenty members of Company
were present at the reception tender
ed them last evening at the Y. M. C. A.
building by the association social com
mittee. There were about 50 present.
An informal program was followed bv
a basketball game, between a team of
the Company A boys and the Y. M. C
A. team, resulting In the defeat of the
militia by a score of 27 to 2G. Re
freshments were served, -end the re
ception closed with the singing of pat
riotic songs by the entire company.
Wr. Scheibe 'Still Alive.
Jacob Scheibe. victim of the hunt
ing accident near Rapids City Sunday,
was reported still alive this afternoon,
though the chances for his recovery
are very slight.
Fr.nk McNicholls, Who Covered Third
Base Here, Elected From a Chi- .,
cago District This Fall.
According to an exchange Frank Mc
Nicholls, the MIneapolis player who
formerly was with Rock: Island, has
been elected to the legislature from, a
Chicago district. Ha was placed on
the ticket to fill a vacancy made by
the candidate first selected. McNich
jlls will be remember as a player on
the local team for a brief period three
years ago, covering third base, lie
was brought here from Salt Lake.
During his stay here he trade an ti
e!lent Impression among those whom
ie ir.rt. being a man "of Intelligence
vml refinement. It was no surprise to
theso v.Ijo knew McXicholls to learn
that hp had been sent to the legislature.
Christmas Boom is Felt at the
- Rock Island- Post-
MONEY GOES ACROSS THE SEA
From Relatives Who Have Cast Their
Future Here Time to
Eloo;r.ing.-on will give a younger
brother of Pitcher Kinsella a trial
Charles McCafferty. former Bioom
ngton and Springfield pitcher, has ac
cepted terms with the Evahsville Cen
.ral leaguo team.
Columbus has traded Outfielder Joe
Martin to Washington for John Con
salton of the Colorado Springs team.
Congalton has been drafted by Wash
ngton. A Sporting News letter from Mil
vaukee states that the following 1903
;layers have been selected by Mfn
iger Cantillon: Catchers, Wolfe. Slat
try and Speer; pitchers Dougherty.
vicKay. Curtis. Steele. Glendon. Akins
and Ke'.ly; first base, Bateman; sec
ond base, Mott; shortstop, Robinson
jr Quinlan; third base. Clark; right
leld. O'Brien; center field. Hemphill;
eft field. Huls3man.
It is stated that John Hankey may
e seen with a' Western league team
lext year. Cantillon may use him at
Jimmy N'ovacek. Belden Hill's hard
fitting fielder of 1903. who played in
the Northern league last year, has
lecn signed by Frank Donnelly for the
The Missouri Valley league has
;han:?Fd it nairo. It will hereafter
-e known as the Western association
a name tNat has generally been a
Catcher Stoner, formerly with Rock
ford and Bloouiington. ha3 been draft
ed by Kansas City from Sedalia. where
he played last season.
Springfield Register: Pat Wright,
the veteran first baseman, will not
manage the Rock Island baseball team
this season, unless the stockholders
of the club change their minds. Little
Rock, where Wright has played for
several years, refused to release him
unless a cash consideration was given,
end the Rock Island officials declined
to entertain the proposition. To have
Wright in the Three-Kye league would
no doubt prove a drawing card for
games in Springfield, but from the
present appearance of things he will
return to Little Rock next season.
Rock Island is looking for a manager,
and some time ago Wright was asked
to assume charge of the club. He
consented, and an attempt was made
to secure his release from Little Rock
but to no avail.
Springfield has signed big Mike Jac
obs. He will probably cover second
base for the Springfield team next sa
son. Donnelly is figuring that Offa
Neal will not be able to replace Bill
Dahlen at New York and will revert
back to Springfield, covering short as
he did last season. This will complete
his infield with the exception of third,
and Donnelly promises a surprise for
that position. Camnltz, too, will prob
ably return. ,
Licensed to Wed.
George S. Peterson Moiine
Miss Gertrude Olson Moiine
ms m SUBSTITUTE
The advent of the Christmas season
is indicated In all departments of the
mail service by Increased transactions
that grow fn proportion with the ap
proach of the holiday.
While the heavy rush will not attain
Its height until a week before Christ
mas, the mails are becoming larger
every day. Mail service officials pre-
idict that this holiday season of 1904
will be the busiest in years. .
Just now the Christmas donor is con
fining his attention to money orders
and registered letters. While the holi
day is some days distant, there is none
too much time to be spared for those
who desire to forward mouey to rela
tives and friends as a Christmas pres
ent. Gifts of money aro always ac
ceptable and appropriate and can come
neither too early nor too often for the
Kourr ,to Foreign l.nnttx.
Many, hundreds of dollars are being
sent to foreign lands through medium
of international money orders. The
reason Is clear, when it is considered
that Uncle Sam's drafts are not sub
ject to custom duties. Were one t
send some other sort of gift the cus
tom inspector would pounce upon it
and exact hi3 due.
Although employes in the mail serv
ice are necessarily long suffering and
forever enduring, much worry and trou
ble may be avoided and the safety of
the Christmas parcel is assured if the
consignor will, but exercise care In
wrapping and tieing. ' Use heavy pa
ler and strong twine. In a conspicuous
place write the address plainly and
legibly. And the mail service officials
will remember you in their prayers.
Retail dealers would like to relieve
their patrons from the inconven!encc
of making their Christmas purchases
in the final rush which is inevitable in
a year when stocks were never so at
tractive. They would like to have
Christmas shoppers come early, both
for the advantage to' their patrons and
through a desire to give good dark
and delivery service.
huJt-r Im Itrllrr.
"Shoppers would get a much better
choice of stocks and would be able to
move through the aisles more easily
and avoid the general annoyance of
struggling in a throng of Christmas
buj-era if they would come early,
says the proprietor of one of the
This expression Is unanimous among
retail houses. Christmas stocks arriv
ed about Dec. 1 and are displayed ear
ly. It stands to reason that the first
customers get first selection. Good
opportunities for selection, quick . at
tent ion from clerks and quick deliv
eries of the purchases are some of the
joys held out by the stores to the fore
handed shopper who finishes the bulk
of his buying early.
Inifrtalaly of Wrathcr.
The uncertainty of the weather Is
another argument advanced by the
storekeepers for early shopping. The
weather In December Is canricious
Last week balmy breezes which make
a good imitation of summer were blow
Ing and the weather was ideal for a
buying round of the stores. This week
the temperature approaches the Ice
"One cause for the usual crowded
condition of, the stores just before
Christmas is the influx of buyers
from out of town who have postponed
their coming until the last week of
the purchasing season.
Starts With American Team on a
Long Trip After the Holidays.
Tom A. Marshall of Keithsburg, the
well known, shooter, who frequently
visits here, returned last week from
New York city, and remained until
Thursday, when he and Mrs. Marshall
started for Chicago. Mr. Marshall will
be joined there by his special team
of 11 men and -they will go to Utica.
N. Y.;- Bridgeport. Conn.; Bop'on.
New York City, Philadelphia, Wilming
ton. Del.; Baltimore and Washington,
where they will give big shooting tour
naments. Miss Maude, his daughter,
who departed for New York City will
jam her parents at that place, and all
will return to Keithsbrrg for the
Jan. 1 Mr. Marshall will leave for
New Orleans where on the third he
sails for Colon on the Isthmus. Cross
ing he will visit the city of Panama,
where he again takes a steamer ami
sails 3d) miles south; landing, the
trip across the Andes mountains to
Bogota, Columbia, will be made b
stage and on pack mules. The trip to
South America will take about two
Mr. Marshall has enjoyed an excep
tionally successful year and the Rem
ington people with whom he 13 en
gaged were so highly pleased v:jth h:
work of this year that his salary o'
1905 was voluntarily raised the snu
sum of $1,000.
13 Dr. A. A. Willits. Y. M. C. A.
14 Sam T. Jacks.
15 Village Postmaster.
17 Tom Jefferson.
IS Uncle Josh Perkins.
25 Coon Hollow.'
20 Why Girls Leave Home.
27 Broadway Burlesquers.
30 San Toy..
ROCK ISLAND TEAM WINS
Local Bowlers Defeat Muscatine Team
in the Iowa City.
The bowling team from this city
composed of Heitman. HeeDs. Weston
Ed and Salzmann. last evening defeat
ed the Muscatine team on the latter's
alleys by a comfortable margin. The
Heitman 1C9 182 190 541
Heeps 172 190 180 542
Salzmann 180 17C 18C 542
Efl 208 150 149 51C
Weston ICG 201 191 55$
Totals 895 905 890 2C9C
H. Coon .178 1C7 1C2 507
Wagle .... 133 182 1C7 482
Gillman ...140 170 100 482
Bolger 158 1C0 178 502
Rittenhouse 182 204 101 517
Totals 797 895 828 2520
Rheumatism Cured in 24 Hour.
T. J. Blackmore. of Haller & Black-
more. Pittsburg, Pa., says: "A short
time since I procured a bottle of Mys
tic Cure. It got me out of the house
In 24 hours. I took to my bed with
rheumatism nine months ago and the
Mystic Cure is the only me'cine that
did me any good." I had five of the
best physicians in the city, but I re
ceived very little relief from them. I
know the Mystic Cure to be what it
is represented and take pleasure in
recommending it to other poor suffer
ers." Sold by Otto Grotjan, 4501 Sec
ond avenue. Rock Island; Gust Schle
gel & Son, 220 West Second 8tre$,
Seth a Curious Mixture.
Seth Huggins in "The Village Post-
raster" is a curious mixture of piety,
tenderness, and hardness that come
lown to him from Puritan ancestors.
Seth is not a created character; he
lived not many years ago, and he had a
aeculiar habit of mixing heavenly and
?arthly things, in the same breath. One
Jay. when he was engaged, body and
"soul in the building of a new house for
'lis son to live in. the family gathered
iround the table for a hasty meal. This
a-as the way that Seth in his haste
isked a blessing upon food and-labor.
The first part of the "grace" was al
most unintelligible, but the ending was
stentorian and clear, the last words be
ing emphasized by the clatter of his
plate as he turned it over: "Father
above in thine infinite mercy look down
'n bless this food for our use 'n when
we're done with earthly things gather
U3 in thine arms, till then spare us all
n make us one in heart, 'n Joe, we'll
order the lumber tomorrow." "The Vil
lage Postmaster" will be the attraction
at the Illinois Friday evening.
A Night of Burlesque.
Sam T. Jack's Burlesque company
will be seen at the Illinois tomorrow
evening. Its cast is a good one, num
bering 35 people, chief among whom
ire M. E. Hanley, M'lle . Beatrice,
George Kaine, Mora Vincent, Frank
and Sadie Harrigan, M'lle De Lome and
l splendid chorus of girls. "A Rialto
Rounder" is really a burlesque treated
n a masterly way. The story is of a
Tuban adventuress who embraces the
pportunity given her by an innocent
nan to become his housekeeper during
.he absence of his wife. The play is in
two scenes, the first is the home of
"Anti Dissolution" Sale
Prices that are tickling the
buye rs of new and Reliable
Black heavy cheviot suits, serge
lined, many stores ask $7.50
Our "Anti Disso
Heavy all - wool suits, in dark
mixtures many stores charge
Our "Anti Disso
lution price ....
Extra nice fancy worsted suits.
Handed out in many stores at
Our "Anti Disso
And here is a great line of fine
worsted and cheviot . suits.
Priced thj world over at $18
Our "Anti Disso
lution price ...
Popular leugth good wearing
black overcoats, cannot
be matched for less than $C50
Our "Anti Disso-
Fine black or blue kersey over
coats, well worth $12.ro
Our "Anti Disso
lution price .
Long swell ovt-rtoat.; that are
the talk of the town in black or
darlt oxfords. You find "tni
priced or.ly r.t c: r store for i;'ss
than 5 IS
Our "Anti Disso
lution price . .
Boys' Reefer coats, size ?2 tr
10. good valuer at $5,
Our "Anti Disso
lution price"": . . .
lo 12 'tr
V Hem oyer (Si Sterling
Buy your Furs at
FUR. STORE, Rxck Island
Bernard McManus and the secemd de
picts of a country girl. All the paint
ing was done by Mons. Meurice, who
takes pride in fathering such artistic
work. Many specialties will be given
during the action of the roaicdy.
Good Show; Poor House.
"Eben Holden" was played by a cap
able company at the Illinois last even
ing, and was prettily staged. The at
tendance was very small.
Mertz on the Scene.
A. H. Mertz, editor of the People's
Union Mission, wants to be the editor
of the organ that the socialists of the
tri-cities are talking of bringing out
in February. Mertz met with a num
ber of the leading socialists Sunday,
and outlined his plan to them.
My! My! You are growing old fast!
And you know why, too. It's those gray hairs! Don't you
know that Ayer's Hair Vigor restores color to gray hair? Well,
it does. And it never fails, either. It stops falling hair also,
and keens fhft scaln clean. Solrl Fnr civtv varc J.o.rc.,
r f ... ' - - v- J yvj. low.l 1.
1702 JEWELER. I Second Ave.
Watches : Mantel Clocks : Diamonds
THE QUESTION IN MOST EVERYONE'S MIND IS WHAT. TO GIVE. THE SEVERAL SUGGESTIONS
BELOW ARE MOST DESIRABLE GIFTS, SHOULD THESE NOT APPEAL TO YOU, COME TO THE
STORE; SURELY YOU'LL FIND SOMETHING TO SUIT BOTH PURSE AND TASTE FROM THE IM
MENSE DISPLAY SHOWN-; NONE BETTER IN THIS REGION. AND YOU'LL FIND PRICES ON EV
ERYTHING LOWER THAN ELSEWHERE.
Men's Watch, 12 size, 15 jewels, Dueber-Hampden
movement, gu aranteed for 25 years, in an elegantly
hand-engraved hunting case, 19 50
"Mollie Stark, " a beautiful little watch, 7 jewels, Dueber-Hampden
movement, guaranteed for 25 years, in
a handsomely hand-engraved hunting
Having gathered the best from the best makers, and
a large number at that, I feel certain that if a clock
purchase is intended it is money in your pocket
and a better clock if Bleuer supplies you. Many
styles at not a few prices; some Ai
as low as WJJ
Doing a large business in diamonds, it is natural that I should have a large stock a variety of sizes and
values a showing probably larger than any other in this city.
. Rings from $8 up to $200. Brooches from $2.50 up to $100. '
Who Will be the Fortunate One?
A lady's $75 Solid Gold Watch, diamond mounted, to be given away free. Every dollar's worth bought
here entitles you to one ticket. The more dollars' worth bought, the more tickets you'll have. Ask for your