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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1905.
V hen you
It's to your
f ill them.
H. O. ROLFS.
Both "phones Old west 71,
There must be some
good reason for the
crease in our busi
ness during the year
just closed, in the
face of a good deal
of dignified and wor
thy competition. We
will be glad to have
you come in and
look over our stock
you will discover
We are Closing
Out a Lot of Odds
And Ends to
Make Room for
g HARPER HOUSE BLOCK.
We have exceptionally
good things in candy
boxes of special de
signs. They are attractive
enough to sell them
selves, but filled with
sweets these tempting
candy boxes are simply
WE ARE SURE YOU WILL
WANT TO KNOW MORE
ABOUT THEM CALL AND
SEE THEM FOR YOURSELF.
We Will Sell For One
Jute Rugs, 27 x
1818-1820 Third Ave
O ALL. THE NEWS ALL THE O
O TIM K THE A KG US. -O
Moline Completes Plans to Enter
tain Merchants' Associa
tion Three Days.
COMING FEBRUARY 21, 22, 23
Program for the Meeting Includes Ad
dresses on Topics of General
All arrangements have practically
been competed for tfce coming State
Retail Merchants convention to be
held in Moline Feb. 21, 22 and 23. It
is expected that over 00- delegates will
atttiid. and the locn! association vii'
spare no time or money in making the
delegates enjoy the sights and sur
roundings of the city.
Convention sessions will be held !n
the rooms of the Moline clr.b, opposite
the Manufacturers hotel.
The following program has been ar
ranged for the three days' meetings:
Turxdaj", !!. SI.
10: on Call to order. Opening re
marks. C. F. Dewcnd, president Mo
10:15 Invocation, Rev. F. II. Bur
10:20 Address of welcome, W. H.
Bennett, mayor pro tern.
10:40 Response to address of wel
come, Hon. E. L. Chapin. Springfield.
11:00 President's annual address.
11:20 Secretary's report.
11 : 40 Treasurer's rcjiort.
Appointment of committee on cre
dentials. 2:00 Report of committer on cre
dentials. 2:30 Appointment of committees.
2:43 Discussion of recommenda
tions in president's report.
3:13 Discussion of secretary's re
port. 3:13 Taper, "Strictly Business."
Joe Petersbarger, Dixon.
4:30 "Contemplated Legislation."
E. L. Chapin, Springfield, chairman
committee on legislation.
5:00 Discussion legislative comir.'t
Good and welfare of association.
Committee report b.
Evening Smoker in the rooms oi
the Moline club.
Wrdnnula), I VI.. 22.
9:00 Reports of committees, resolu
9:15 Paper, "Iown With the Cou
pon Premium-Giving by the Manufac
turer," F. S. Burns, Belleville.
10:00 Paper, "The Purposes an 1
Results of Association Work by a
Hardware Man," H. (J. Cormack, Cen
tralia. 10:30 Discussion.
10:43 Paper, "The Ideal Ixx-al As
sociation," George Dahlenberg, Chi
cago. 1 1 : 00 Discussion.
11:15 Paper. "The Relation of the
Merchant to Employes," G. C. Kyle,
1 1 : 30 Discussion.
Secretaries' experience meeting.
2:00 "Moral Influence of the Rat
ing Book," J. H. Yingst, Centralia.
2:20 "Pso of Rating Book by Mer
chants: Special Reports. Office Refer
ence, Etc.." E. F. Wells. Peorra.
2:40 "County Organization; Daily
Bulletin," W. U Prince. Ottawa.
3:00 "Collecting Data for Rating
Book; Compiling: Importance of Mer
chants Giving Correct Information,"
X. W. Olson. Galesburg.
3:20 "Municipal Legislation; Indus
trial and Improvement Departments,"
J. II. Neher. Springfield.
3:40 "Value of Exchange of Rating
Books and Exchange of Information bv
Fifty Years the Standard
ado from puro cream cl
tartar derived from grapes.
PRICK BAKING POWDER CO.. CHICAGO.
Local Secretaries," L. Tissier, East St
4:10 General discussion of local
5:00 Committee reports, announce
ments. Evening 7:00, banquet at Manufac
Tharnday. Feb. S3.
9:00 Committee reports, resolu
tions, communications. .
9:30 "Credits and Collections," B.
L. Cooper, Kankakee.
10:00 Discussion of reports, com
mittee on resolutions, papers read, etc.
Selection of next place of meeting.
Election of officers.
Installation of officers-clecL
ROAD NOT ABLE TO
Rock Island Short on Motive Power
Fifty New Engines Are
Lack of motive power is assigned as
the cause of the failure of the Rock
Island road properly to handle its
freight business. H. J. Slifer, of Chi
cago, and H. S. Cable, of Cedar Rap
ids, general superintendents respective
ly of the central and northern districts,
who were in the city this week,
met for the purpose of devising means
of affording temporary relief.
The business of the company has
grown to tremendous proportions and,
despite that 23 locomotives have been
secured from other roads, it has not
been able to keep trains moving with
the expediency desired. Accidents and
wear and tear have depleted the equip
ment, and have developed a situation
that is trying the capacity of the offi
cials to cope with.
The plans made by the superintend
ents at their conference here will, in a
measure, aid the road in facilitating
the handling of its business, until the
delivery in March of 50 new locomotives
that have been ordered, with instruc
tions to rush them to completion.
Thrse engines, which will be fashion
od after the 1CO0 class, will be distrib
uted over those divisions of the sys
tem where most needed.
FORMS A NEW ORCHESTRA
Ben Bleuer Withdraws From Old" Or
ganization and Branches Out. :
Pen Bleuer, formerly leader of
Bit-tier's Land :t:id orchestra, has
branched out with h new organization,
of which !e is t; lie the directing head.
He retains Luke E. Hemenwnv and
Miss Elizabeth Bowlby, two of the pop
ular member f the Bleuer orchestra,
and will recruit his orchestra with the
best talent available, in this section of
the country. Mr. Blener has arranged
through the- publishing houses to bo
furnished all the latest music as soon
as it is placed on the market, and he
states that he will bo in position to
givo as up-to-date programs as are to
be had in any of the larger centers.
Y. M. C. A. Contests.
The Y. M. C. A. basketball team is
scheduled to play the East End Ath
letic club team, of Moline, at the local
association gymnasium Feb. 15. The
East Ends defeated the association in
a recent game.
The gymnasium athletic content be
tween the local association and thi
Moline Y. M. C. A. is to be held at
Moline Feb. 17. The date now set for
!he firs-t contest was that scheduled
for the second. The change was neces
sitated by the illness of Physical Di
rector Orville Yerbury, of the Moline
Expert Sewing Machine Repairs.
Also sewing machine oil of absolute
purity, and the best needles and parts
for all machines at Singer stores. Look
for the red S. 310 Twentieth street,
Rock Island, 111.
BALL SUIT DRAGS
Rockford Fetition May Not
heard Before End of
LEAGUE ATTORNEYS PUSHING
Expecting It to Come Up Next Week
Letter From Charley
It was expected that the Rockford
injunction suit would be called last
week in the McLean county circuit
court at Bloomington, but the case has
not yet been reached on the docket,
and the indications are that it will
not be before the end of the present
month, despite that the attorneys for
the Three-Eye league are pressing it,
anxious to dispose of it before the
opening of the season- While there is
no uneasiness among the league mag
nates over how the proceeding is to
eventuate, still they are desirous tha;
there shall be no embarrassment at a
time when the several clubs are occu
pied with getting into shape for the
beginning of the playing season.
Adopt Wrong; Ciinrnr.
One of the attorneys retained by
the league toM M. H. Sexton, of this
city, while he was in Bloomington in
conference with President Edward
Holland that from a legal standpoint
the Rockford move was an absurdity
on the face of it. He stated that the J
law contemplates that a party to an'
agreement must cxhaus.t every mea.n
possible with the body with which ho
has been associated for redress before
ho shall appeal to the court for adju
dication of his claims.
This is taken to mean that Rockford.
before enterting suit against the
Three-Eye league, should have placed
its case before the national baseball i
commission, in whose province it is f'
straighten out difficulties among mem-'
bers under the national agreement, t i
which the Three-Eye league is a party.
IIIjC Job for the Sheriff, j
This Rockford neglected to do. al
though, tinder the. rules of the com
mission it was allowed SO days from
the date of its expulsion to do so. An
other interesting point advanced by
the attorney is the impossibility, even,
were an enjoining order to issue, for
the sheriff of Mclean county to follow
the Peoria team aroimd the circuit, ac
companied by the Rockford team, and
compel the home club to play with
Rockford instead of Pcor'a. This is
exactly what would have to be done
were Rockford to get the relief prayed
for in tho McLean court.
C'hnrley Iloolii Ilrothrr.
Some weeks ago President Sexton
had a letter from Jack Sweeney, the
Rock Island shortstop, recommending
Bob Dooin, a brother of Charley, for
a position in the local outfield. He is
a promising youngster. His terms
were asked, but they were too high,
and were not even considered. Today
Mr. Sexton got a letter from Charley,
who is a catcher on the Philadelphia
National club, apologizing for his
young brother. Charley said that Bob
was green in baseball, or of course
never would have asked such a salarv
to liirin with f'harlev added in his.
letter that Sweeney was one of the
coming infielders of the country, and
that Rock Island was fortunate in hav
ing him on its team.
Compliment! for McConnell.
It., rvaift a hifh i-nmnlimpnf also to'
Jack McConnell. the new manager and!
catcher. "When I was in the Western
league," Dooin says, "there were only
two men that I feared would steal my
laurels. They were McConnell and
Beville. McConnell has no business
playing in the Three-Eye league."
Charley refers pleasantly to the time
he spent as a member of the Rock
Island team. He got his start in Rock
MEETING HELD BY
ROCK ISLAND ELKS
Canvass For Membership For Charter
List to Be Taken Up at
A very enthusiastic meeting was hel l
at the Harper house last evening by
lK-al Elks for the purpose of arrang
ing the preliminary work of organizing
a local lodge of the ordr. There were
about 20 members of the order present,
and the work of canvassing for the
new organization will now be com
menced in earnest. William O. Don
aldson was fleeted temporary chair
man and F. IL Hopkins as secretary
and treasurer. Methods of action were
discussed, and various committees ap
pointed to carry on the work of can
vassing for a desirable membership to
complete the charter list. The meet
ing adjourned till Feb. 24. when an
other meeting will be held at the Har
per house parlors. In the meantime it
is expected that the charter liet will
be signed above the required number
for organization. All of the local
members of the order are working en
thusiastically to secure the new lodge
by the lat of May. when the state
meeting is to be held in Moline.
Entertains on Her Birthday.
Miss Pansy Blakemore. daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Blakemore. lat
evening entertained the graduating
class of Augustana college, of which
she is a member, at her home, 81G
A Speaking, living portrait In
makes the most pleasing
and appropriate gift
1823 Third Avenue,
what you want to
buy, sell or trade,
the only place where
you can do so to the
best of advantage is
here. We are speci
alists in the. second
hand business and
take special pains
to s e e that every
transacticn is satis
factory. Give us a
1628 SECOND AVENUE.
New Phone SIS.
This coupon will entitle any
lady to a 10 per cent discount
on Indies' Tailoring and Dress
making. Cut out this coupon,
sign your name and bring it to
us this month and have it signed
and it will entitle you to a 10
per cent discount as long as you
wish to hold it.
St. and No
Address. 820 Sixth street.
Rock Island, 111.
In all iu stages.
Elf's Cream Balm
cleanaca, soothes and hesJs
the dieawd mcmlnsne.
Ileum catarrh and drives
away a cold in the head
Cream Ttnlm fi placed into the nostril a. spreads
over the membrane and is alisorbcd. Relief is Im
mediate and a cure follows. It Is not drying dorm
not ptodnce nm-exing. iJire Size, 60 cents at Drug
gists or by mail; Trial Size, 10 cents.
XT BROTHERS, M Warren Street, New York
Nineteenth street, in honor of her 19th
Schoede Makes High Score.
Two teams of the Rock Island Ger
man club bowled a match at the Cen
tral alleys last evening. The scores
were good. EI Schoede taking the hon
ors for individual scoring. The iabu
lated scores follow:
V. Moeller 1C3 1C7
Newman 153 175
L. Moeller 159 173
Schoede 13 224
C51 717 G27 191S
Fire &jd Smoke
Loss was Easily
We Have Placed
On Sale all
Tilsit were Slightly Damaged
by Water in ovir Show Windows
ULLEMEYER & STERLING
The Coivvenieivce of Money
Having it at the right time, or of being able to get it just
when you want it. We have it. Come to us and wo
WILL LOAN IT TO YOU AT ONCE
on your furniture, piano, horses, wagons, etc., at the lowest
rates, without removing the property. No annoying for
malities or advance charges.
POSITIVELY WITHOUT PUBLICITY.
If you cannot call, write or telephone us and we will
send our confidential agent to see you. We offer you con
veniences' not afforded you elsewhere,
AND GIVE YOU THE LONGEST TIME
. to repay the loan. Let us talk it over with you in our pri
vate office. It won't cost you anything if we cannot satis
Fidelity Loan Company,
Mitchell &. Lynde Block, Room 38.
Office hours 8 a. m. to 6 p. m. and Saturday evenings. Tele
phone West 514. New Telephone 6011.
MISSISSIPPI MEDICAL DISPENSARY
Iloout 1, Illinoia theat re bldie.t
R.ock Island Florae! Store.
For everything up-to-date. NO ORDER TOO SMALL OR
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ERAL AND GIFT FLOWERS DELIVERED ANYWHERE
in the United States on telegraphic order. Special atten
tion to mail orders. Artistic work in designs and decorations.
Call and See Us.
Old 'phone 712 K.
IF YOU NEED ANY MONEY RIGHT QUICK
You'll find It here. We also bare great bargains In Watches, Diamonds,
Jewelry, Musical Instruments, Suit Cases, Trunks, Clothlns and unre
deemed goods of all kinds. If you are looking for bargains, call on us.
SIEGElS LOAN OFFICE, Old phone. W. 816, four rings.
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houra, U to 9, Sunday JO to 2.
330 Twentieth street.
A New Design.
The tunny dealitnn la war ntock of
Wall Paper, will make you marvel at
the beauty of the conception and the
eaqalnite blearilaaT of the color. Kor
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41 fieveafeealh Street. -ftd
pheae 721 X. Wew pboae 5213.