Newspaper Page Text
THSTOTGUS, MONDAY, JULY 10, 1903.
WITHOUT A HITCH
Prof. Swartz and His Balloon
Give a Good Exhibition
at the Tower.
ALL WAS IN WORKING ORDER
Lands On Edge of island North of the
. Canal Below Bridges Balloon
Within Quarter of a Mile.
Between 6,000 and 7,0f0 people were
at the Watch Tower yesterday to wit
ness the balloon ascension made by
Prof. Swartz, of Creston, Iowa, The
ascension was as pretty an event of its
kind as has ever been witnessed in
this locality. The balloon was cut loose
-shortly after 4 o'clock and rose almost
Ktralght in the air to a height of 1,000
feet above the Tower hill. The wind
caught the bag, and it b-gan to move
"slowly to the southwest, Prof. Swartz
performing some clever trapeze feats
as the balloon went higher. He seemed
a mere speck in the sky just as he pull
ed the cord to let the parachute drop.
He allowed the balloon to go some
what higher than he usually does, in
order that he could drop away from
Rock river. He was almost directly
over the river when he pulled the cord,
and with a loud explosion the para
chute dropped, opened, and floated
slowly to the ground, landing on a
smooth spot just on the edge of the
island north of the canal, some dis
tance below the bridges. The balloon
quickly collapsed, and dropped within
a quarter of a mile of the parachute. ,
George Ellery Wood Organized Citi
zens' National Bank of
trade. His business flourished, and in
1SC5 he organized the Citizens" Na
tional bank of Davenport. In 18C9 Mr.
Wood moved to Chicago, engaging in
the lumber business.
He soon foresaw the trend of lumber
affairs and began the purchase of tim
ber lands in Michigan aad the erection
of mills Jhereon. This policy' he ex
tended to Wisconsin, where he laid
out the town of Woodboro in the vir
gin forest. To operate the large plant
there he organized the George E. Wood
Lumber company. In 1902 he extend
ed his operations to the pine forests of
Florida, his first purchase being 80,-
000 acres of yellow pine timber land.
TOTAL GAIN 5 PER CENT
Rock Island Increase Estimated at 10
Per Cent. .,
In connection with the exclusive ah
nouncement of the reports of freight
traffic in Rock Island, published in the
Argus Saturday evening, it is interest
ing to note that the Chicago dailies to
day stated that incomplete reports for
the fiscal year indicate a net gain of
5 per cent in the gross revenues
throughout the country for the year
just closed. This would indicate that
Rock Island and vicinity, with estimat
ed 10 per cent increase in tonnage and
nearly that percentage of gain in rev
enues, has furnished more than a nor
mal share compared with condition.
throughout the country.
Chicago. July 10. George Ellery
Wood, president of the lumber com
pany bearing his name, died at 5
o'clock yesterduay afternoon at his
residence, 25ol Prairie a'ventie Last
Monday Mr. Wood was taken suddenly
ill while dictating a-letter in his office
with what was at first pronouuced
rheumatism. Later a consultation of
physicians found a complication of
diseases, including Bright's disease and
pneumonia. He grew steadily worse
and when death came he was surround
ed by his family, consisting of his wife,
vsoi, William T.. and M,r Amje .L.
Weadowcroft. - " -
Mr. Wood was born at East Douglas,
Mass.. Jan. 11. 1&37. He attended the
public schools at Worcester, graduat
ing from the high school in 1854. The
family moved from Worcester to Mo
line, 111., in 1853, and soon after the son
secured a position across the river at
Davenport, Iowa, as a bookkeeper. In
1859 with money he had saved and a
email suirr left him by his father Mr.
Wood embarked in the retail lumber
Reunion of Section Men Not Held at
M uss- K ee-Te a u.
Owine to the necessity of H. W.
Crawford beintr out of the city Satur
day, it was decided to postpone the
reunion of section roremen, wnicn was
to have been held at Camu Muss-Kee-
Teau, Campbell's island Saturday even
ing. It is probable that the event will
be postponed for some time, owing to
he very critical condition of Mrs.
Crawford. The "foremen" are much
AisaDDointed that the reunion could not
be held, but unanimously in favor of
waiting until some other date.
OLSON WILL MEET COBORN
Match Will Be Arranged for Hoosier
"Of course we will arrange a match
with Coburn. of Indianapolis for Ol
son." said C. E. Weston today, in refer
ring to the challenge published In The
Argus Saturday evening. Just as soon
as the match of July iy is over, unless
some accident occurs, a match will be
A friend of th Home
A foe of th Trust
Moderate in price
-Make purest food. I
Advertised List No. 27.
Following is the list of letters re
maining uncalled for In the Rock Island
postoffice for the week ending July 8,
3l&: Eddie Baker, M. A. Jlarker,
Mark Barker, W. R. Benet. Miss Eliza
beth Billings, George B. Blodgett. Jr..
Charles Blout, James Brown, Mrs. R.
Carelson, J. C. Collins, Laurence Cul
len, Mark Colvin, Frank Donnelly, Dr.
Tom Ellison, Mrs. Annie Ferman,
Frank Gabbert, Goodhue Rotary Grin
der company. Miss Amelia Grantz, K.
M. Holmberg, Henry C. Huff, Harry
Jewell (3). Miss Mabel Kauffman, Miss
Rose Kingston. E. G. Lewis, A. Lind
hnlm, C. K. Lloyd. Thomas Martin.
Frank G. McConnell. Misses McFayden
& Lally, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Miller. John
Mitchell, Mrs. S. M. Morton, W. S.
Muslck. Ed Nirlund. Miss Pearl Pan
nell, N'els Peterson, James Phillips,
John D. Rockefeller, Miss Nannye
Ruralea, Winton Shippey. Dr. B. R. Si
mons, Ora Stepher, August Taulson.
Ben Taxman, C. Van De Kirkhoe, Sam
Well, Mrs. Daisy Williamson, Olney E.
Wjood. Yale Dentists.
THOMAS H. THOMAS, P. M.
Years of suffering relieved in a
night Itching piles yield at once to
the curative properties of Doan's Oint
ment. Never fails. At any drug store
THOUSAND PEOPLE .
- AT LINVOOD PIGfllC
Outing of the Industrial Home Associ
ation Enjoyed All Day Yes-
Over 1,000 people spent the day at
Linwood yesterday, the Rock Island
Industrial Home association giving a
family picnic at that place. Five trips
were made to the grounds by the ex
cursion steamer Columbia. There was
music during the entire day, provided
by the Columbia's orchestra, while
Bleuer's orchestra was stationed oh
the steamer for the day. The affair
was in the nature of an old-fashioned
picnic, every one providing his own
amusement. Baseball and dancing
were the popular diversions.
The company returned about 10
o'clock. A great many took advantage
of the excursion trips, going'down and
returning on the first trip back.
Showrr tralght and poaalbl? T
daft lightly warmer.
Shevrera have been, arearral la the
lower lake rea-la. the OhU valley, aad
the lower MUllppl valley. The heav
iest, a fall f 1.42 laehcM. In reported
from St. I, oa I. Clear weather prevail
this Morales; throaKhout the upper Ml
aoarl valler aad the Rooky atouatala
Comparatively warm weather la re
ported from the eatlre Atlaatle roaat.
Boston reportlaa; 8 decree at T a. m.
The Hoefcy mouatala alope from Colora
do eaatward to Kansas " aad- Nebraska
reports very eool weather.
An area of high pressure, extends
from Texas northeastward over the lake
region, aad another la moving- In on
the north Parlftc roast. The lowest
pressures are reported this nioraluit
from the lower Mississippi valley, Arl
aona aad the northwest.
C. li. FAILUABKR, ,
Temperature at 7 a. mA at 3:30
p. kk, S4.
ieep Homo Cools
Cook With Gas.
The advantages of cooking with gns are never so much appre
ciated as in hot weather. To cook with coal means a hot house.
To use gasoline means danger. Using Gas gives relief from both.
With Gas, you have the heat just where you need it, and
nowhere else. A foot away from the burner the range is cool.
No waste heat. No unnecessary heat. No heat which does
nothing but heat the house, and that's the sort you don't want
By cooking with Gas you get ideal kitchen comfort; better
fuel ; cleaner ; cheaper ; easier to handle ; safest.
The Gas Company will
connect in your house a
GAS HANGE for 10.
(.'all at 10O Seventeenth street and see
what they are.
Insure with McKee.
Zibla lighted delighted.
Zazaro is there, call for It.
Buy a home of Reldy Bros.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
For bua, baggage, express, call Robb'a.
For bua or express. Spencer & Trefz.
Ice cream and ice cream soda at
Peterson's, 1314 Third avenue.
Great July clearing- sale at : Ige-
The greatest shoe sale ever started
Is now going on at Lage-Waters.
W. H. Siemon will do your tin work;
1427 Sixth avenue. New 'phone 6746.
Stop at Lage-Waters' and attend the
great clearing sale of shoes and oxfords.
Don't miss it. The balloon ascension
will positively take place tomorrow at
the Watch Tewer.
Attend. Canton Star No. 8, I. O. O. F.
moonlight excursion Monday evening.
Music and dancing.
Attend the dance given by the Mad
rigal club at Black Hawk Inn Wednes
day evening, July 12.
A postal card with only your street
and number will bring a Portable Ex-
bilarator to jour home. W. B. TJlam.
Rock Island, 111., tri-clty agent. See ad,
page three. ;
Have your clothes cleaned, pressed
and repaired by Beal & Schmitt, Illi
nois theatre building. They make a
specialty of doing this kind of work.
The steamer Columbia wiil make a
trip to Linwood Springs Monday and
Tuesday afternoons, leaving at 2:30
and returning at 7:00. Only 25 cents
for the round trip.
Delicious at the
l r-n Urlnrfhai AAin II I
THIRD AVENUE THROUGH TO SECOND
PAIR OF EYES far a whole
lifetime. Our Optical Dept. offer ex
pert examination and advice free. It
costs you nothing to talk It over with
Every housekeeper should have a good supply of
Towels. Here are some exceptional bargain offer
ings In Towels and Towellngs, quantity sufficient tot
Hemmed. Hemstitched and fringed Towels divided
into five lots at the special prices of
Fringed Bath Towels, 16x30, hemmed,
bleached Duck Towels. Hemmed
bleached Dentist Towels.
Hemmed huck Towels. sUe 19x18, knot
ted fringed Damask Towels, heavy un
bleached Bath Towels.
Fine bleached Bath Towels, hemmed;
Hemmed Union huck Towels, size 20x
40. Hemmed Crash Kitchen Towels.
Large and heavy bleached Bath Tow
els, double twist unbleached hemmed
figured huck Towels, all linen glass
All linen frgd. damask Towels, size 23x
48. all linen hemstitched huck Towels,
extra large hemmed huck Towels, extra
large fringed Bath Towels.
Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday at 3 o'clock,
hemmed, red -bordered huck towels, size 17x13, at the
very special price of 6c each.
Special values of all linen crash U&ellngs at 12ic,
10c, 7 He and 5c yard.
Monday we place on sale about 60 pieces of these
beautiful and serviceable dress fabrics at Intensely
interesting prices to those who are In need of a go
ing away dreas.
75c MOHAIR 8ICILIAN8 in navy, brown and black.
60 inches wide. all week t
if they last, yard '.... 4i)C
FANCY MOHAIRS, finest Imported fabrics in all
colors, values up to $1.60. one big counter no
full to choose from per yard iOC
FA'NCY MOHAIRS worth 60c to 66c. In navy, beige
brown, mixtures. Shepherd checks, etc., choice of
these for Just 29c qq
no mistake, 29c. 29c XjC
Are absolutely safe In jewel pockets
worn suspended around the neck. They
are dainty affairs, securely made, care
fully oversUtched and lined with soft
flannel or chamois. The outside cov
ering Is silk, satin, linen or suede. It
was our good fortune to buy these
much below actual value, and we price
them at 50c. 48c. 39c
To direct sharp attention to these, we
will sell 60 money and jewel lockets.
assorted colors, ribbon finished, at ex
actly He. See
them . .
Three Muslin Under
wear Items of
Pull French Cambric Corset
Covers, lace trimmed, at . . .
Pretty White Petticoats,' made of good
muslin, extra deep flounces of Qfp
embroidery, this time ..'... Wiv
Muslin Night Gowns, tucked yokes and
lace or embroidery JlQn
Much in demand Just now. Full
length, extra light weight garments,
protect the dress and furnish the
needed wrap for cool days and even
ings. Come In pretty shades of tan,
castor, grey and oxford, ultra stylish
and priced low
Walking and Dress
About 75 handsome Dress and Walk
ing Skirts, values from $5.00 to $8.50.
came to us cheap; made of fine chev
iot, melton. Panama and Slcillian, in
the best styles, full flare, pleated, 7 to
18 gore, etc.. and we make one price on
them all. your choice
This ware is made of three and four crosa Un Is
very heavy and warranted not to rust. ...
LisH's Wash Boilers
Lisks Bread Raisers
LisK's Dinner Pails
LisH's Water Pails
LisK's 3 and 5 gallon Oil
Prices are only a little above common tinware; one
trial makes a permunent customer
A fortunate purchase of fancy decorated platae
large size, assorted tints, finished In gold, beautiful
"decorations, to be sold at about the regular price
usually $1.25 to $2.00. Monday our price, one to a
customer, for Just 25c,
no misprint euC
THE GLOBE WASHING MACHINE the most sat
isfactory washing machine f ftj"
made, for .' UvV
We show the best line of French and American plain
and plate mirrors, prices range I A
from $3.50 to lUC
FEATHER DUSTERS for wall, floor or furniture,
wool or feather. a
at $1.25 to JjC
TOILET SETS, strictly up-to-date patterns, r 7C
and decorations, from $18.60 to U
Specials in French and German china. English and
domestic porcelains, the assortments are very Urge
patterns and decorations most attractive, and our
low prices are lrreslstable.
TIME TO BUY FRUIT JARS. Rubbers. JeUy QUihi
and all Canning Utensils This store Is headquarter
for these goods, and prices are lower here than else
where. A Snap in Laces
Several thousand yards of Summer Wash Laces and
Embroideries worth up to 38c divided In two lots at
60 AND 10o YARD.
We have gone through our lace and embroidery
stocks and taken all the short lengths. 1 to 10 yards
and odd pieces of summer laces, etc., and will sell
them as follows:
10c, 15c and 18c Wash Vals, Cotton Torchons and all
Linen Tprchon 4 to 4 inches wide. C
choice at yard JC
20e to 38c French Vals. all Linen Torchons, Black
Silk Laces and Bands, line Embroidery Insertions and
edKi'S in Swiss. Cambric and Nainsook. tn
choice of all at per yard ...AUC
FINDS FATHER LIVE CORPSE
George WaddeJI. Joyfully Surprised "on
George Waddell, who came from
Chicago to identify the remains of one
of the two mn killed on the track3
of the Rock Island back of Davenport
last week, under the impression that
they were those of his father, ca"me to
this city yesterday and discovered his
parent. John W. Waddell, in the best
of health. The meeting, it is needless
to say, was a joyful one on the part of
the son particularly. The elder Wad
dell is living here.
TRIBUNES COME TOMORROW
SOME GOOD MUSIC.
Will Be Heard at the Moline Chau
tauqua, July 13 to 23.
In the language of the Sandusky
(Ohio) Register: "We are to be con
gratulated on securing the Allen Fam
ily band and orchestra, which certain
ly deserves special notice."
Mr. Allen is a musical genius, with
careful training from extreme" youth:
Mrs. Allen taught music successfully
at the age of 12. and quite naturally
their children were given an early ad
vantage in music. Mr. and Mrs. Allen
and their nine children, together with
Mrs. Frank Allen, have taken special
pains to make the family musical or
ganization a success, by carefully se
lecting programs that inspire and
please the public. The organization
consists of a band of 12 pieces and or
chestra of 11 pieces, giving a double
line of instrumental music. This, with
he vocal music, makes a fine variety,
that has never failed to please all lov
ers of music. They have appeared in
mauy summer assembly programs, and '
as yet not a single occasion has devel
oped of failure to give satisfaction.
This in itself should be a sufficieat
guarantee of their work. This won-j
ierful organization will be heard, at
the Moline chautauqua which, opens
next Thursday. j
Supreme Officers and Delegates Will
Attend to Affairs.
Rock Island tomorrow entertains the
Supreme Tribunal of the Fraternal
Tribunes. The session will be called
to order at 10 o'clock at the Carse
hall by President K, M. Whitham. of
'cuw. luujuiiuw eveuiug joint iiuua-1
tion ceremonies will be conducted by J
Rock Island and Moline tribunals, and
a reception held in honor of the visit
of the delegates.
Request for Bids, (Fifteenth Street
Sealed proposals will be received un
til 9 o'clock a. m. Tuesday, July 11,
1905, by the Board of Local Improve
ments of the city of Rock Inland and
state of Illinois for laying about three
blocks of asphalt pavement on Fif
Proposals must be accompanied by
a certified check in amount $500 pay
able to the City Clerk for the use of
said city of Rock Is-land. Plans and
specifications are now on file at the
City Clerk's office or at the office of
the City Engineer. The Board of Lo
cal Improvements reserves the right
to reject any and all bids. Address
proposals to the chairman of the Board
of Local Improvement.
Rock Island. 111.. June 29, 1905.
GEORGE W. M'CASKRIN,
Pres. Board of Local Improvements.
5 'All the news all the tlmeTHE
j HIT BLAME THE EfloT
If things dont go as far as you think they ought to. Per
haps you are getting an Inferior grade of groceries, and
that may account for it; and you ars also probably paying
higher prices than you should. If you want to make tha
money laid aside for household expenses go farther than it
ever has before, get the best class of groceries at the low
est pHces by trading here, for that is the aim of this store
to sell better groceries at a lower price than our competi
tors. Look at these prices:
Fancy dairy butter, lb 17J4c
6 lbs. Head Rice 25c
6 salt Mackerel .....25c
6 cans Oil, Sardines 25c
6 cans Mustard Sardines.... 25c
6 bottles Cataup 25o
6 cans Cream 25c
6 pkgs. Gold Dust 25c
10 bars D. C Soap 25c
3 cans Table Syrup 25c
3 cans tall Salmon 25o
3 lbs. Cakes 25c
8ikgs. Tooth Picks ........25c
8 sacks Salt 25o
1 lb. N. J. Tea 25c
2 lba. Coffee, good 25c
Strictly fresh Eggs, dot ....15c
Good Corn, per doz 75c
E. J, Peas, per doz. 0c
Yeast Foam, per pkg 3c
Fancy large Olives, quart... 25c
2 large bars Ivory Soap ....15c
2 bars Sapollo 15c
Ammonia, quart bottle 8o
& lb. can best Baking Powder. 50c
3 pkgs. Jello 25c
Three Good and Just Reasons. .
There are three reasons why moth-'
rs prefer One Minute Cough Cure: I
First, because it is absolutely harm-j
less; second. It tastes gooi children'
love It; third, it cures coughs, croup j
and whooping cough when other rem-'
edies faiL Sold by all druggists. I
Everything In the line, especially Sugar, Flour, Butter
and Lard, at the lowest bottom prices.
THE ECOillY GROCERY
1515 8ECOND AVENUE
Should have the test of everything. We have the largest and best line
of solid gold pins, buttons, chain and fobs in the tri cities. Large as
sortment of beautiful designs, studded with diamonds and rubies, in
Jeweler and Optician.
Opposite Harper House.
,t,tTT. rt--t TT-TrTTtiTiiTi-TTT-iTiiTiiT-T-iTMTT.iT..TT..TTMt.,TMT..TMT.T,i
i i ri i i i n n rrrvn T'n j p n i i i i i i
It Eclipses All
Other kinds of coal on the market
for cook stove or furnace. Is the
verdict of all who have used our '
La Salle Third Vein Screen Lump
Coal. It will give more satisfac
tion in use than any coal you cau
burn. Low prices, honest weights, i
and first class coal and service Is
what you will always receive at
MUELLER LUMBER CO. YARD, y
They aleo handle best grades of
Smokeless and Hard Coals.
MUELLER LUMBER CO., ",k ,X"Vodr,'fc