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THE ARGUS, ..THURSDAY,. JUNE 1, 1005.
A speedy clearance of all wo
man's ready-to-wear Spring
Suits and coats, is necessary,
owing to the large accumulation
of summer goods, crowding us
CHIFFON TAFFETA SILK
SUITS, TAILOR MADE
This offering of taffeta silk tailor-made
suits is of special im
portance, because of the exclus
ive styles and effective trim
ming, former price worth up to
$30.tK) at the reduced clearing
Bale price of $19.50
OTHER TAFFETA SILK
Chiffon taffeta silk suits, talor
made, our SGO.09 suits at clear
sale price of $30.00
TAILOR-MADE SUITS, $17.50.
Broken lines of tailor-made
suits, our $LT.0, $:50.o, and
$35.00 suits at the clearing sale
price of .$17.50
TAILOR-MADE SUITS, $8.45.
Our entire line of ready-to wear
tailor-made suits in serges, che
viots, that formerly sold up to
$17.50, while they last at the
clearing sale price of $8.45
Special purchase and sale of
womens'- waists, best valuer of
fered this season, models taste
fully designed, made of dainty
sheer lawn, 50 dozen in one lot,
your choice for this sale ...98c
(See window display.
Buy your fishing tackle now.
10 per cent discount on wall
paper, mouldings, Friday.
Graduating presents. Souv
enir spoons, watches, bracelets,
hat pins, diamonds, waist sets,
18-inch blue and red checked
glass toweling, special Friday.
per yard 42c
20-inch blue checked glass tow
cling, special Friday, per yd 72c
COinch bleached table linen
guaranteed all linen, per yd 45c
20-inch bleached all linen nap
kins, special Friday per doz 98c
20x45 iuch un bleached Turkish
towels, special Friday 3 for 50c
DRESS GOODS DEPARTMENT
36-inch cotton pongee in the
popular champagne and tan col
ors, permanent fiaish, will retain
the fin lustre. Friday, per
Hong Kong pongee. 32 inches
wide, colors grey, tan and pink,
washable and fast colors, Fri
day, per yard 37' kc
New floral designs in dotted
swiss. full 27 inches wide, the
25c kind, Friday, per yard.. 18c
MohAir lustre (in cotton) s va
riety of new patterns Just open
ed. Friday, per yard
A PRETTY PROGRAM
Is Presented for Children's Day
Exercises at the
LITTLE ONES WIN PRAISE
Large and Highly Pleased Audience
Present on the Occa
sion. Children's day at the Villa de Chan
tal was observed with beautiful exer
cises in the assembly hall yesterday
afternoon, before a large and highly
pleased audience of the parents and
friends of the pupils.
An entertaining program was so ad
mirably presented as to reflect credit
upon pupil and teacher alike. Where
all did so well it would be invidious to
discriminate. Sufficient it is to say that
each litle girl acquitted herself in a
manner that justified the pride of all
who were interested in her, the pro
gram being as follows:
"is iwBie Mcniry. Aiana '.am. t lor-
ence winters, Alary CMondahl. Vera
Hinckley. Marie Heccher.
Address Mary E. Simpson
Miss Dorothy K. Simpson.
Kcho SonK Root
naiierrox Kecitalion Thompson
- Blanche Burgart.
Kusita Waltx Streabbog
A Sad Accident Kecitation
Diin.se Simpllce Rathblin
Amy Buckley. Kilzubeth Mauiker.
Nobody Recitation Harte
L.et I's Make r p.. Little Sweetheart . . .
Daisy s Vacation Recitation White
Jonenhine H : :
Jennie's Call Recitation French
Misses Marie OBrien. Gladys Dun
UeCarillon . Ringruet
Misses Hazel I.xi-v M;irl. 7.VL. tfUfr
Only Six Years Recitation .....Stevens
Miss Mary Kelly.
I'm Glng to a Party Cohen
noios miss tienevleve Stauduhar.
Daisy's K.tith Recitation Mathews
Miss Kathleen Ijioncv.
Story of the Wind Verner
Miss Katherine SI n uriulisi r
The Minuet Boecherini
nano Miss Helen Finmjran.
Violins Misses Frances Harte and
Chorus InlfrmriiMto. flunu
The Holidays I'ollock
Miss N'Hnmi .Tnhnuoii
A Lullaby . ." Canning
Accompanist Miss Mary O'Farrell.
City Council Room. Rock Island.
111., May 31. 1105. The council met i;i
special session at 5:3 p. m.. Mayor
McCaskrin presiding and all the alder
men present. The clerk read the call
To H. C. Schaffer, city clerk of the
city of Rock Island. 111.: You will please
call a special meeting of the city coun
cil this afternoon. May 31, at 5:30
o'clock at the city council chamber iu
the city hall to consider the following
business matters that are enumerated
1. The question of placing all elec
tric wires in underground conduits thai
now are situated on poles on Second
and Third avenues between Twentieth
and Fourteenth streets in this city.
2. The matter of immediate action
on the storm drain as to the positrjn
that the city should assume from a
3. To consider a resolution to es
tablish a harbor line for this city.
4. To receive a report from the city
attorney on the Garrison damage suit
and the method of procedure.
5. To consider the advisability of
establishing a rule to have the city re
lay all pavements and charge the ex
pense to the plumbers.
C. To consider such matters of a
general nature as may be brought be
fore this body for consideration.
Signed by the mayor and Aldermen
Sexton, Trefz and Dauber.
Aid. Oberg moved that the council
take a recess to inspect First av
enue and other points relative to the
setting of o!es: that the council reas
semble at S o'clock this evening and
that the c!ty attorney and special
counsel in the storm drain case be no
tified by the clerk to attend the meet
ing this evening. Carried.
When the council reassembled the
clerk, read the resignation of C. N.
Hastings as chief of the fire depart
ment to take effect June 1.
Aid. Blochlinger moved that the
communication be received and placed
on file. Ixjst.
Ayes Aids. Blochlinger. Sexton.
Nays Aids. Pratt, Oberg. Eckhart.
HAVE YOU BEEN AROUND
ON THE NEW ROLLER COAS
H. E. Krell.
O'Conner. Trenkenschuh, Trefz, Rob
bins, Anderson. Brooks.
Aid. Eckhart moved that the commu
nication be referred to the mayor.
Aid. Wilson offered the following res
olution: Whereas, The resolution offered by
Aids. Sexton and Dauber requiring all
electric wires to be placed under
ground, which was referred to the
mayor and street and alley committee
has not been reported back to the
council, therefore, be it
Resolved. That the ordinance com
mittee and the city attorney be in
structed to draft an ordinance requir
ing the Western Union company and
others, excepting Central Union Tele
phone company, to place their wires in
conduits under ground, on Second and
Third avenues from Fourteenth to
Twentieth street. Adopted by unan:
Aid. Eckhart offered a resolution in
structing the mayor to notify the Cen
tral Union Telegraph company to re
move all poles in the city of Rock Isl
and that have been placed without ait
thority of the city, and that the mayor
take the necessary steps to have the
same enforced within 4S hours.
Adopted. 9 to 4, Aids. Sexton. Dauber,
Robbins and Brooks voting no.
Aid. Robbins offered a resolution no
tifying the Western Union Telegraph
company that they will not be permit
ted to plant poles on First avenue and
they be notified to remove the same
where they have been set without au
Aid. Robbins offered a resolution in
structing the mayor and city clerk to
demand from the Union Electric Tele
phone and Telegraph company a settle
ment for arrearages for the 2 per cent
of their gross receipts as stipulated in
the ordinance granting them their
franchise to operate in the city of Rock
Island and that if said company does
not settle with the city in 90 days from
this date the city attorney be instruct
ed to enter suit against said company
to collect ail arrearages. Adopted.
Aid. Eckhart moved that the special
counsel and city attorney be instructed
to use all honorable efforts to bring
the storm drain case to a trial tomor
row morning. Adopted. 11 to 2. Aids.
Sexton and Dauber voting no.
Aid. Robbins from the special com
mittee offered a resolution requesting
the secretary of war to order the ne
cessary surveys to delineate and estab
lish the harbor line of the city of Rock
Island from Twenty-fourth street to
Sixth street. Adopted.
The city attorney reported concern
ing the Garrison damage suit.
Aid. Blochlinger moved that the mat
ter be referred to the claims commit
tee to report by next Monday evening.
Aid. Blochlinger offered a resolution
requiring contracting plumbers to file
bonds in the sum of $5,000 to be ap
proved by the mayor, city clerk and
city council. Adopted.
The clerk read a petition from C. L.
Ritchey and others for the extension
of a water main on Twenty-sixth street
between Fourteenth and Fifteenth av
enues. Referred to the waterworks
The clerk read a petition from R. T.
Lee and others asking that Eighth av
enue between Twenty-eighth and
Twenty-ninth streets, be brought to
grade. Referred to the street and al
Aid. O'Connor offered a petition from
neighboring residents protesting
against the graphophone at 1507 Sec
ond avenue as a nuisance and moved
that the matter be referred to the
mayor and city marshal.
Aid. Robbins moved as a substitute
that the petition be received and plac
ed on file. Substitute carried.
The clerk read a petition from Allen
Myers & Co.. for permission to make
sewer connections. Referred to the
sewer committee with power to act.
Aid. O'Connor moved that the city
engineer be instructed to give the
property holders the grade for side
walks on Thirteenth street between
Fifth and Seventh avenues. Carried.
Aid. Eckhart in behalf of the legal
department, offered the following reso
lution: Resolved. That the action of the
mayor of this city this morning in the
serving of ' a notice on Matthias
Schnell to complete the storm drain!
in 30 days, was without the knowledge
or the sanction of the city council of
the city or Rock Island, and such ac
tion of the mayor is by this city coun
cil not concurred in. Adopted. 11 to 2.
Aids. Sexton and Dauber voting no.
Adjourned on motion of Aid. Ander
son. H. C. SCHAFFER,
Chhi to Kvrrroir, Bat It Vlnlts May
Old age is not a question of yearB.
Some men are old at 40, others are
young at CO.
It's a mighty hard proposition to
look young, no matter how young you
feel, if your hair is falling out and your
head becoming bald.
Perhaps you are tired trying ineffec
tual remedies for this evil.
We don't blame you if you are.
Why not try an effective one for a
Newbro's Herpicide kills the dan
druff germ which is the cause of the
"Destroy the cause, you remove the
Sold by leading druggists. Send 10
cents in stamps for sample to the Her
piride company. Detroit, Mich. T. H.
Thomas, special agent.
Oily one remedy in the world that
will at once stop itchiness of the skin
in any part of the body; Doan's Oint
ment. At any drug store, 50 qents.
HEARD VAtl SAHT
Former Minnesota Governor Ad
dresses Students of Au
MORNING EXERCISES HELD
Alumni Banquet at Manufacturers This
Another college year closes at Au
gustana college today, former Gov. S.
RL Van Sant. of Minnesota, being with
the collegians and delivering to the
graduating class the commencement
address. The graduation of the senior
class of the collegiate department took
place this morning, and aside from
the address by the governor there was
the presentation of the diplomas and
the conferring of degrees by President
Andreen. and the valedictory by Er
nest W. Carlson.
The alumni banquet Is being held
this afternoon at the Manufacturers
hotel in Moline, and this evening the
graduation exercises of the conserva
tory of music take place.
uv. Vn Saat.
In addressing the class and the stu
dents, former Gov. Van Sant spoke as
"Augustana college is no stranger to
ma I uae observed with pleasure its
growth and development. My oppor
tunity for doing this has been excel
lent as Rock Island was the place of
my birth and the home of my youth.
In fact, so tender are the ties, so in
timate my associations with the fapied
Tri-Cities, that I sometimes feel as if
I had never moved away."
After paying tribute to -Augustana
college and the Swedish-American as
a citizen he continued:
"I am a firm believer in the so-called
small colleges. The students come
more intimately in contact with the
heads of the institutions and the mem
bers of the faculty. We learn not only
from books, but from association and
observation and this daily, alnie.;t
hourly contact with their instructors,
is most beneficial to the young men
and young women during college life.
"In its best sense I believe in de-
nominationalism. Men do better work
tied to some distinctive organization.
The true soldier loves his regimental
colors, answers roll call at his own
company quarters and goes into bat
tle touching elbows with the comrades
with whom he drilled and marched.
The true citizen has his party; is loyal
to it and has no sympathy with the
idea that men should not be in politics.
He believes that for the peace, pros
perity and defense of his country, it is
his duty to ally himself with some or
ganization that deals with the ques
tions of government.
Abhors Narrow Spirit. "'
"I make this statement in order to
prepare "the way for what I am about
to say, that while I believe in the Evan
gelical Lutheran church, I believe also
in the militant church in all its branch
es and abhor a narrow sectarian spirit-
It is gratifying to know, that Augus
tana in a spirit of liberality, character
istic of the age. pursues no narrow pol
icy, but admits to her privileges stud
ents of all denominations. This is
proper, for Christianity's platform is
broad enough for all to stand upon.
"It is the most potent influence in
the world today. There are strong
governments and great standing ar
mies, but all must acknowledge the
sovereignty of the Prince of Peace.
"The future will show a marvelous
increase in the number of his followers,
for enlightment is the sword of his
conquest. The world would be poor
indeed without the blessed Redeemer.
Tnere is no spot on earth where his
life and death have not made a sweet
er, happier existence.
His teachings have tempered every
tyranny and enlarged the joys of the
oppressed in every land. You cannot
write history, but his name appears on
every page, or between the lines. You
cannot found a government, you can
not build a city, without a tacit ac
knowledgment of the laws which he dis
covered and pronounced for the guid
ance of mankind.
"Roman philosophy taught men how.
to die, but it did not teach them how
to live. Every heart beats truer, ev
ery song is more joyful, every mind is
more clearly attuned, every soul is
more hopeful because of the glad tid
ings brought us by the Son of David.
These things being true, who can ob
ject to the Christian college.
Must lt Aiwa)- Dream.
"We cannot spend all our time
thinking of heaven. Such course
would make of us idle dreamers. This
is the most practical age the world
has ever known. Does it pay? more
often asked than ever before. Does
Christianity pay? Yes, and mightily.
It pays the individual and pays the
state. The individual escapes the pit
falls of life, if devoted to his faith,
and the Christian citizen is the highest
type of man. It should be understood
that the man who leads a moral up
right life, gets a rich reward here. If
every man were a Christian, our jails
and prisons would be empty. We
would then have a most splendid citi
zenship and a model state.
"The teacher and the patriot, the
schooihouse and the flag, how natur
ally we link these together as we study
our country's history. As I stand be
fore you, I recall my school days prior
to the war, in Rock Island. No more
patriotic body of men and women ever
lived than tie school teachers of the
early 60's: mine was no exception: he
The Man Wko Kaows
ClOOD TAILORING WHEN HE SEES IT
Is the Man Wo Are Looking For
FOR HE IS THE MAN WE KNOW WE CAN PLEASE. WE INVITE YOU
TO CALL AND LOOK OVER OUR STOCK OF WOOLENS. FOR WE ARE
POSITIVE THAT A BETTER AND MORE COMPLETE LINE HAS NEV
ER BEEN SHOWN IN THIS VICINITY. ALL THAT KE ASK IS THAT
YOU GIVE US A
E. F. QORN. Leading Merchant'jTailor
did not restrain the fervor of his pu
pils. When the time came to go. the
boys packed up their algebras and
Caesars and lost interest for the time
being in mathematical problems: and
were not caring into how many parts
Gaul was divided, but was determined
that their country should not be divid
ed at all.
Met Shovk of War.
"So when the shock of war came,
we met it like men. When calamities
threw the nation into the greatest
grief, there resulted no panic. Lincoln.
Garfield, McKinley are stricken down
but the nation still lives. Men rise and
fall. but the government that Is supported
by educated patriots will ever stand as
firm as a mountain on its base. More
and more we need to join together the
crlavated mind and the loyal heart.
"Young ladies and gentlemen, you
art- about to graduate. You will this
d ly receive the coveted diploma, fo
which you have la)ored so long and
faithfully. You may think your edu-
cat on is now completed, but you arc
mistaken. It has only commenced.
Life is a school and you must always
remain scholars, if you would secure
the greatest success. Life is a battle,
and you must engage in a conflict ev
ery day. Here, you have taken only a
preparatory course. You are merely
equipped for a long journey. It will
depend upon you and your own efforts
whether you reach the goal or not.
Heretofore you have had efficient and
faithful teachers to point the way, now
you must pilot your own craft. To
start with, you have this to encourage
you. In America, if a man has energy
and character he can and will suc
ceed. Here we have not only equality
before the law, but equality of oppor
tunity. Every man has an equal
chance with every other man. Not so
in all lands. Some are born rulers,
others Inherit titles and receive high
positions on account of ancestors. Here,
thank God, no royal blood coursing
through ones veins, gives one man ad
vantage over another. No family crest
exempts a man from work if he would
win. Years ago I pitied the poor boy.
I did not know any better then. I pity
him no longer. I pity rather the rich
young man who does not have to work.
He knows nothing of the blessings that
come from honest toil, nor of the boys
of those, who by labor climb ta the
loftiest heights. Instance upon in
stance might be given, of poor boys
who have been the world's greatest
benefactors. I will mention only one.
There is not in this college nor in
this city, a boy as poor as he, or with
so few early educational advantage.
It was said of him in. youth that. he
walked 40 miles to borrow a book. He
so hungered for knowledge that he
committed to memory one hundred
pages on his way home. He was born
In a log hut. surrounded with the most
abject poverty. No school to attend,
but the school of adversity. He grad
uated from that school with the high
est honors. He worked and worked
hard, worked all his life, and if you
consider the lasting. benefits, he gave
to his countrymen and mankind in
general, he was one of the greatest. If
not the greatest man the world has
ever known Abraham Lincoln.
Caae of Ilok Island Hoy.
To come nearer home I knew a Rock 1
Island boy who went to work not at
the top but at the bottom. As tele
graph operator, first at a small station
and small salary, now the president of
one of the, greatest railway systems on
earth, with a salary equal to that of
the president of the United States.
Just remember that nothing comes
to the man who does not work, nor
should it. If you have push, pluck and
perseverance, nothing can stop you.
have no patience with the individual,
who says that times are not like they
used to be and that all opportunities
are gone. It is not so. Do not wait
to be a Lincoln nor a great railway
president, before commencing but com
mence at once. If there is not a way
"Let us look to the future with hope,
not fear, and meet the dangers that
threaten us as the fathers met them.
If we do this our future will be as
bright as the past has been glorious.
We are so rich and powerful, united
and prosperous, that we can success
fully resist invasion from any foreign
foe. The dangers are not from without
but from within. We cannot, is to de
clare that constitutional government is
a failure. All that is necessary is to
give our country our love and allegi
ance. Devotion to the flag, loyalty to
our Institutions, and cheerful obedi-
lirressfiil treatment If vou are
haustion, Drains, Physical Decline,
Memory, Mental Delusions, Hydrocele, Dyspepsia, rues, uroncmtii.
Liver or Kidney Diseases, and regain your Health, Strength and Vigor.
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WOMEN . m ,
wr . 1 n. 11 -!. U' Qnul.l Treatment If TOM am K11 fTprln from
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ache. Hackacho, constipation. Neuralgia, i-aipuanon 01 me eiw w u
anv nthpr chronic disease. ti
that Dr. Walsh Is the only specialist w"ho ever remained in ti in- ft
cities over two years. You also know he has been located in Daven
port 11 years. You must know why Dr. Walsh remains permanently
Is because he cures his patients.
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Only Curable casea taken.
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Office McCul lough building
nice to the law constitute good titi
zenship and will guarantee for all time
to come, the safety and the perpetuity
of the Republic."
GAMBLE GETTING IN SHAPE
Burlington Man Will Be in the Pink of
Condition to Wrestle Rock Islander.
Burlington Hawkeye: "ohorry" Gam
ble is getting in fine trim for his wrest
ling bout with Charley Olson, of Rock
Island. The former is also said to be
in god shae on his father's farm
near Rot k Intend. His manager. Bar
ton, is confident of success, but ho Is
Manager Burns for the "little whirl
wind" of Burlington. Three falls out
of five is the agreement for the big
wrestling match June 7 at the Grand,
and it is expected that "Shorty's"
speed will help him to size up his op
ponent by the second round. It is ex
pected that this will be the best wrest
ling match seen here. "Shorty" and
his trainer take a four-mile jaunt be
fore breakfast every morning, which is
followed by bath and rub down and by
a lot of work on the mat later in the
Sewing Machines For Rent.
By week or month, at low rates. The
Singer is acknowledged the lightest
running and most convenient of any.
Try one and be convinced. Only at the
Singer store, 310 Twentieth street.
Rock Island, I1L
For sick headache take Chamber
lain's Stomach and Liver Tablets and
a quick cure is certain. For sale by
all leading druggists.
A Few Pointers j
to the economical will not be out
of place just now. Coal prices
have now reached their lowest
point, and we can sell you a sup
ply of fuel just now at very low
figures. We guarantee full
weight, an extra fine grado of
coal, free from dust and clink
ers, and satisfaction In every
way. Wc shall be pleased to have
Mueller Lumber Co
2ith street and 3d avenue.
sufferlnc from Nervous Debility, Ex
blood Toison, Varicocele, Failing
If You cannot call, write.. Hundreds
te 8 p. m aunoay, io i;w y. m.
124 West Third street, uavenporc,
SUICIDE MANIA IN FAMILY
Of De Witt Woman Who Drowned Chil
dren and Self.
The tragic death of Mrs. Paulsen and
her two children near DeWitf. Iowa.
Sunday night, by drowning In Silver
Creek, recalls other violent deaths in
the family during the past few years
which would lead one to believe that
the suicide mania was either inherited
or had gained a strong hold upon
Something over a year ago. a broth
er of Mrs. Paulsen, killed himself in
Davenport by swallowing a fatal dosM
of rough on rats in a glass of beer.
This took place at the Crammerstoi f
saloon at the northeast corner of Se
ond and Iowa streets.
A couple of years before I he death
of the loRt named suicide, his wife
fought her death by leaping Into the
Mississippi river from the deck of the
Clinton high bridge.
PLANTED CORN IS IN DANGEH
Farmers living in the Miszhsippl
bottoms below here are in danger of
suffering from the present' rise of the
river. In places the water already
covers fields that have been planted to
torn and another foot added to thi
present stage would do much more
damage, not only in killing the corn al
ready planted but in soaking ths
ground and delaying replanting till it
will be impossible to mature a crop.
Indications are, however, that by to
morrow the rise will have ceased and
unless there are further rains in tlii
north the danger -wiU be over.