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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1904.
R. F. B.
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season. Order by R. F. D. or
H. O. ROLFS.
Both 'phones Old west 71,
We are displaying the very cor
rect things in the Umbrella lines,
suitable for ladies and well as
gents. Gun metal and the in
laid pearl in all the latest shapes,
and the new detachable handles
for trunks and suit cases give
us a little peep Something for
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O ALL THE NEWS ALL THE O
O .i TIME THE ABGU&.-4-),0
GAYETY IS LACKING
Audience Disappointed With the
Sam T. Jack
NINE PEOPLE IN COMPANY
Four of Chorus Girls Desert After At
taching Baggage at Clin- .
Six women and fire men comprised
the roster of the Sam T. Jack Bur
lesque company that held the boards
at the Illinois theatre last evening. In
Justice to the memory of the lamented
Jack, it should be slated that If he
were on earth It is not probable that
he would permit such a small and ama
teurish band to be parading through
the country with his name and picture
holding a conspicuous place on the
billboards. Jack never was accused of
having produced a show with morality
as the long suit, but he did make it a
point never to disappoint the boys with
the slickery pates who edge into the
front seats before the lights are turned
on full force.
The announcement of "for men on
ly" attracted an audience of goodly
size. In fact. It appeared that a larger
number of our citizens had lodge meet
:ngs or other Important business on
hand to bring them down town last
evening than Is usually the case on a
Dlaaapalatueat at Mart.
The front seats were at a premium.
When the curtain arose dteappoi la
ment set in at the start. The co j
pany was small and the costumes very
ordinary a poor showing for what was
expected to be a sparkling . and jjay
Had Sam T. Jack been transported
back to earth just long enough to take
a peep in at the Illinois last evening,
be would undoubtedly have repudiated
the entire Company which is now bear
ing his name. Last evening's show
was very tame from start to finish.
and those who expected to see some
thing out of the ordinary were v;ry
much disappointed, for the company
was incapable of giving them such.
Troablr at Cllatwa.
I'p in Clinton Tuesday evening i'.jo
company had a strenuous time f i;.
fortune IV Forrest, a iueinbT f he
chorus, brought a charge of assault
and battery against Mrs. Sevan, wife
of the stage manager. Mrs. Sevan did
not receive the right kind of a "glad
hand" when she did her little stunt in
the performance, and she promptly
laid the blame to Miss DeForrest. who
had. in her best judgment and opinion.
"queered the audience." Accordingly.
she called Miss DeForrest an impolite
name, accordfng to the latter' s story.
and followed the insult with injury,
striking the chorus girl so hard that
she saw stars. While Miss DeForrest
was filing her charge against the wife
of the manager, four of the other cho
rus girls were busy attaching the bag
gage of the burlesque troupe, for alleg
ed unpaid wages of several weeks'
standing. Constable Stebbins was the
busiest man in town for an hour or
two. until the matters at Issue were
Mrs. Sevan was escorted to the of
fice of the justice by a platoon of po
lice. There she pleaded guilty, readily
acknowledging that she had handed
the "sassy" " chorus girl a bunch of
fives. She paid the fine imposed by
Squire O'Connell. and the manager of
the company paid the back wages of
the four claimants before the outfit was
allowed to leave for Davenport. The
four fdrls who attached the bagpae
deserted the company and say they
are going home. The troupe missed
the Milwaukee passenger, matters not
having been adjusted until after the
Fifty Vearo the Standard
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PftICK OAKNO POWDIR CO.. CHICAGO.
KEDUCTIUN IN RAILROAD
RATES AGAIN POSTPONED
Proposed Classification Will Not Go
Into Effect Until After
First of Year.
The proposed classification of the
freight rates of Illinois, which have
been discussed for over a year, will
not go into effect until after Jan. 1,
and possibly not then.' The figures
have been completed, but the members
of the railroad and warehouse commia
?.on reem backward in taking final
The classification of articles has
teen completed and has come from
the hands of the printers, and all that
Is wanting now is for the board to
decide on the amount the reduction of
retss will be and sign the sca'.e. It is
understood that instead of the 25 per
cent reduction, which the shippers and
manufacturers had supposed would be
made, the reduction will be only about
15 per cent. The reduction will apply
to the first five classes and will be
for distances of less than 173 miles,
the rates for greater distances than
that being as low, the board says, as
the rates for the same distances in
states continguous to Illinois. -
DE BURGNE IS BROUGHT
HERE FROM FAIRFIELD
Had Been Joined There by His Wife
Had Four Months to
Sheriff W. G. Heider arrived home
this morning from Fairfield, 111., with
Charles De Burgne. who escaped from
the county Jail Oct. 11. De Burgne is
an iron molder and was employed at
a foundry in Fairfield. He had been
joined there by his wife, and they had
settled down to housekeeping again.
De Burgne was living in Moline at
the time of his arrest, which was
brought about through his wife on ac
count of her jealousy of his atten
tions to another woman. De Burgne
had opened an account at the People's
Credit Clothing company, on Twen
tieth street, in this city, and had
bought a suit for himself and a dress
for his new flame. Obtaining goods
inder false pretenses was the charge
lodged against him in the information
thist was entered in the county court.
!Je Uumne entered a plea of guilty and
vas srnM-n'-ed to serve four months
ind psy lino f and costs. As
he had no funds, this fcrowgM
t-nee to live months. He had. been
'.orkt-il mi 1'iilv a f?w weeks when ...
!,ki:pe;i out. hnvins: the tail vard at i
roireiu when the guard was ausenu
Sheriff IF Her scoured the west f-v
De Burgne. and was rewarded the oth-.
-r dav bv a zr.essaee from Fairfield
that he was under arr st there on thv
lcripi'on sent te authorities of that:
departure of the train: which made
business for the interurban later In the
Illaiuea the "tiUlifc"
Miss DeForrest, the young woman
who was assaulted by Mrs. Seyan. de
clared that she had not "queered" her
assailant with the audience, as she had
been accused of doing. Some of the
members of the troupe endeavored to
persuade her to withdraw the charge,
but she firmly refused to do so. "You
have always been a perfect gentleman."
she said to Mr. Seyan in court, "and
your wife treated me as a lady should,
also, until some of these 'ginks put a
flea in her ear." Miss DeForrest did
not explain further, and the court, who
is not up on theatrical slang, was left
to wonder just what a "gink" really is.
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Expected Debt on Y. M. C. A.
Will Be Wiped Out by
DESIRABLE CHRISTMAS GIFT
Over Five Thousand Dollars Subscrib
ed in Past Two
The special finance committee of the
Young Men's Christian association is
pleased to announce the result of its
work thus far. Up to the present time
progress on the securing of the debt
fund has been slow, but the last two
days have shown a big advance. Over
$5,000 has been added in this time.
In previous efforts the amount need
ed was never so nearly reached as
now. -Only $.1,500 need be added yet
to raise the fund sufficient to wipe out
the whole debt of the association. .
As is well known, the association
has to the first of January to get the
additional pledges. There are yet
many men who have not been seen,
and who probably cannot be seen in
the short time remaining.
The committee feels that it will be
supported in this matter, and asks that
those who want to help, and may not
be seen, send in their pledges to the
committee, or to the general secretary
of the association.
ritlaFDN' CariMman Gift.
It is hoped that by the 25th it ccn
be announced that citizens of Rock
Island have given to the young men
of the city a Christmas offering of a
Young Men's Christian Association
building free from debt.
Walter Kinlock and Theodore Church
iuw at Bloomington, are among the
recruits of Dominick Mullaney, man
ager of the Savannah, Ga., team.
These players will go to Savannah
early in the spring for a try out. and
if they make good will be seen on uc
diamonds of the South Atlantic league.
Mullaney is working hard to get a fcot
buueh together for next season and he
s fortuijate to get these two players.
Harry Truby. is with Mullauey's team
and was among the Orst reserved this
Clyde Rothgcb, the fonder Univer
sity of Illinois star football and base
ball player, is reported to be anxious to
get into league baseball and rumor has
.t tbatheis negotiating .with the Bioom
ir.Kton management.- He is noted for
his hitting and lie is a very acceptable
fielder. He held down left field on the
crack University of Illinois baseball
team and was one of the finest hitters
in the west.
The following interview with Chris
Von der Ahe appeared in an eastern
"Dubuque, Iowa, is a town I never
knew much about before I went into
baseball. I heard about it in a very
impressive way, however. In the fall
"I was in New York with the late
Congressman John J. O'Neill, of St
Louis, when I received a telegram at
the Astor house saying:
" 'Browns were beaten by Dubuque.'
"I was there in the interest of the
American association, which had just
been organized. I was picking, out
players for the first St. Louis urowns
to enter a big league the following
"I went straight back home to find
out about the Dubuque team. If we
had been beaten by the Chicago
Whites or the Cincinnati Reds it would
not have surprised me so much, but to
be beaten by a team from Dubuque, la..
was something for immediate investi
gation. The result of the investigation
was that I signed the manager of the
team. Ted Sullivan: the captain. Tom
Loftus, and a young pitcher named
Charlie Comlskey. They started out
with us In 1882.
"Comlskey was put in the box in an
exhibition game before the season op
ened. His arm was no good. Sullivan
had no first baseman, and it was de
cided to try Pitcher Comiskey there.
Even-body knows the rest. He be
came a crackerjack, succeeded to the
captaincy and management of the
team, and now is a magnate.
"But as a pitcher he didn t deliver
South Bend. Ind.. Dec. 13. Treasur
er Irwin of the Wheeling Central
leasue team has announced he has
slimed Catcher Schriver, Pitchers
Robertson and Miller. Second Base
man McCombs, Shortstops Maag ana
Wessel. Third Baseman Deiters. Out
fielders Teddy Price -and Lou Smith,
of last year's team. Nailor, an out
fielder, from Johnstown. Pa.; Catchers
Livineston and Buckinskl. Pitchers
Cook. Watterack. White and Ermin
for the 1905 team. Cobean. who be
gan with Grand Rapids last year and
who finished with Evansville. has also
New York. Dec. 15. The meeting
of the National league professional
baseball clubs was concluded at th
Victoria hotel yesterday after a ses
sion lasting over two davs. The
league by unanimous vote decided tc
play a post-season series of games
next fall with the American league for
the world's championship. The an
I BASEBALL BRIEFS.
everlastingly At It.
Oc,ly 8 Moie Buy
ing Days Till
Friday, at 10:30 a. m. Fine 19lf
chocolate marshmallows, lb "2
At 7:30 p. m. Old-fashioned 1 f f
chocolate cream drops, lb I U 1
The toys, the dolls, the books, the
Christmas gifts are being scattered
right and left at this store. We can't
help it If you are crowded some; we
are doing the best we can. More clerks
being hired every day. Store open ev
enings until Christmas.
Fancy waste paper baskets, made by
the Indians, large 25c values. inp
Friday at 3 p. m
Boys' coasters and girls' high sleds;
strong, well made; at 2 p. m. -J fr
Friday, each IwU
(McCabe's new toy store.)
Ladies' writing desks, in ma- ir
hoganyor oak, $5 to UTJJ
Mission chairs and rockers, saddle or
genuine Spanish leather j- fr
seats, $5.75 to lOtlU
Roman chair, oak, mission 4 ft flfl
and solid mahogany, $3.50 to. . I UU U
Settees Oak, mahogany and gold leaf,
saddle seats and upholster- nn rn
ed in silk tapestry. 9JB0 to.
Jeweled combe The stylish French
twist combs, with turquoise, brilliant
French crystal and Baroque pear set
tings, unusual and graceful 4 nn
shapes, each $1.50, $2, $3 and . . . T U U
HOSIERY OPPORTUNITY One
case, 50 dozen, children's extra elastic
ribbed cashmere hose, worth up to 30c
a pair; some slight imperfections in
these, so the manufacturers sold them
to us at about one-half cost. Their loss
is your opportunity. Sizes C to 9, at
the following low prices Friday while
they last: t
C and C 12c
7 and 7 T4c
8 and 8Vi 16c
9 and 94 ..18c
Women's, misses' and children's Jer
sey leggins. several qualities, rjQ
$1.18. 97c oyc
Boys' fancy corduroy and leather
Fauntleroy leggins. q
$1.18 and liOC
Women's fur trimmed house slippers,
satin, velvet and felt, $1.09, 1 OC
$1.50, $1.38 and I.CO
Men's fine kid slippers, $1.75, nn
$1.50, $1.23 and .UU
L. S. McCABE & CO.,
Rock island. III.
nual resolutions to suppress rowdy
ism, which, however, usually declines
to be squelched, were passed with
much ferver. If the club owners will
refuse to pay their players' fines this
new rule may do some good. The
working of the rulo is as follows:
"Any player removed by the umpire
for violation of the playing rules dur
ing the season of 1905 shall be fir -$10
by the president of the league for
each offense. In addition thereto the
player shall be suspended. Said sus
pension to carry a fine of $10 for each
additional day. The whole amount
must be paid to the treasurer of the
league within five days."
South Bend, Ind., Dec. 15. Steve
Kane, the star umpire of the Central
league last season, has been appoint
ed by President J. Ed Grillo to a posi
tion on the stafT of umpires for the
American association. Kane is from
Louisville, and is an old-time ball play
er. He was popular in the Central
league last year, because early in th
season he gave the players to under
stand that when he said anything ho
FRED BLEU KIR,
1702 JEWELER. Second Ave.
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 DI8PLAY SHOWN NONE BETTER IN THIS REGION. AND YOU'LL FIND PRICE8 ON EV
ERYTHING LOWER THAN ELSEWHERE.
Men's Watch, 12 size, 15 jewels, Dueber-Hampdert
movement, gu arantsed for 25 years, in an elegantly
hand-engraved hunting case, 19 50
"Mollie Stark, " a beautiful little watch, 7 jewels, Due-ber-Hampden
movement, guaranteed for 25 years, in
a handsomely hand-engraved hunting X C
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 largsr than any other in this city.
Rings from S8 up to $200. Brooches from $2.50 up to $100.
Who Will be the Fortunate On?
A lady's $75 Solid Gold Watch, diamond mounted, to be given away free. Every dollar's worth bought'
hers entitles you to one ticket. The more dollars' worth bought, the more tickets you'll have. Ask for your
4Anti Dissolution" Sale
Prices that are tickling the
buyers of new and Reliable
Black heavy cheviot suits, serge
lined, many stores ask $7.50
Our "Anti Disso- f&f
lution price XOU
Heavy all wool suits, in dark
mixtures many stores charge
Our "Anti Disso- L if
lution price VJ. VJxJ
Extra nice fancy worsted suits.
Handed out In many stores at
Our "Anti Disso-
lution price 1U.UU
And here is a great line of fine
worsted and cheviot suits.
Priced the world over at $18
Our "Anti Disso-
lution price UJJm
i American Ladies
Buy your Furs at
FUR. STORE, R.ock Island
ASSISTANTS FOR W. H. STEAD
New Attorney General Makes Three
W. H. Stead, the newly elected at
torney general of Illinois, was in
Springfield yesterday and announced
his list of appointments. W. H. Boys
of Ottawa will be first assistant.
Consumption can certainly be cured
Nearly all cases in the early stages. Many even when far
advanced. Fresh air stands first. Good food next. Then a
medicine to quiet the cough and control the inflammation Ayer's
Cherry Pectoral. Ask. your doctor about this advice. ii&E!m.
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 Blcuer supplies you. Many
styles at not a few prices; some A
as low as ,UU
Popular length good wearing
black overcoats, cannot
be matched for less than $G.50
Our "Anti Disso
lution price . . .
2.50 Fine black or blue kersey over
coats, well worth $12.50
Our "Anti Disso
lution price . , .
Long swell overcoats that are
the talk of tho town in black or
dark oxfords. You find them
priced only at o::r store for less
Our "Anti Disso
lution price ...
Boys' Reefer coats, sire 12 to
10, good values at $3,
Our "Anti Disso
lution price . . .
George Gillespie of Johnson county
has been retained from General Ham
lin's corps and Charles Mansfield of
Mansfield Is to be the other assistant.
Felix Streychmans, who has served as
chief clerk and ecretary under the last
two administrations, will be retained
for a time at least.
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