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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1903.
SOLD TO E. W. HURST
Colonial Mansion at Head of Eigh
teenth Street to Be Occupied by
Purchaser at a Home.
CHURCH MEN DINE
COAL ON ADVANCE
THIRD AVENUCTHROUSHJD SECOND
Something for Nothing.
To the first 500 customers com
ing to our store Saturday after
9 o'clock a. m., we will give ab
solutely free, one full size pack
age Skourezy (Scour easy),
equal to Sapolio, Bon Ami, etc.
Call for package at booth on
second floor; only 500 packages
to give away, and aim to have it
go into 500 families. Only to
Plain linen openwork and hem
Mitch tray cloths,
Men's white hemstitch handker
chief, or hers get Sc for them,
here Saturday, two
l-adies pretty handkerchiefs. 20
styles to select from, only one
in a fancy Christmas
at 7:30 p. nx, 2 dozen (:W pairs)
assorted solid gold $1 cu(T
pins, per air. Just 50c
2JIc gray enameled skillets, one
to a customer, Saturday
2oo lbs. paper wrapped
molasses kisses. p-r !'.. -JOf
Fresh roasted salted a-
Another lot of those double ruf
fle and flounced black sateen
jK'tticoats for 27c. 8 dozen
SMi) all there are 27c
Velvet sample rugs. 27x54
L. S. McCabe &
YOU KNOW US.
M. C. R.ICE. Prop.
41 1 Ubil hU 1 1 1 I ! I iH
Ch:idren's chairs and rockers.
Krr at big values, one to
a customer 25c
Floys' 2."e and 3'c ribbed
wool stockings, pair 17C
Mill lengths bleached muslins,
at 3 o'clock.
Indigo blue prints, at 4 o'clock
?.c or lo yards
Women's warm felt shoes,
per pair 89c
The celebrated Whlttemore's
25c size Lily Cream patent leath
er shoe dressing, all day if it
lasts, per package 10c
Fur cluster scarfs of real French
Coney colors, blended squirrel,
brown or black. 6 long
tails. Saturday only 8-4C
Patent leather Hull Dog Belts.
double buckle, all
the rage 15c
Lundberg's famous violet
talcum powder. Saturday .. -(Jc
Fancy denim shoe and stocking
bags, nicely bound with red
braid, one to a customer, 3
p. m. Saturday, each 15c
Co pieces Scotch plaid, plain taf
feta ami fancy ribbons, regular
25c qualities. Saturday
morning and till sold 15c
lo pieces 75c changeable taffeta
silkH, Saturday at 7:30
p. m.. per yard 45c
50c bed pillows, made of best A.
C A. tick. 9 a. m.,
and till sold 42c
- A musical program in the eve
ning cf more than usual inter
est. Co. Rock Island.
- HH 1 1 1 1 II 1 1 1
Gather in Body at Firat Metho
dist ' Episcopal Tonight.
TOASTS TO FOLLOW DINNER
Speaker to Discuss Church Work ana
Relations from Various Stand
points. The men of the First M. E. church,
to the number of 200 will gather this
evening at the church at G:30. and en
joy a banquet. Following the serving
of the feast, a program of brief addres
ses will be carried out, C. L. Walker
presiding as toast master. Following is
Toplca tif DlMHNMioB.
"History of Our Church" E. D.
"Purpose of the Church" Hon. Wil
"The Influence of the church" J. F.
"Our Brotht rhood" A. L. Burnett.
"The Sunday School" S. J. Fergu
son. "A Word of Greeting" Rev. R. B.
"Women of the church M. E. Swee
ney. "Why Are We Here?" M. T. Stev
ens. "Opportunity of the Church" Judge
E. E. Parmenter.
"Church Ixyalty" F. O. Van Galder.
Delay in Transaction Proves Gain to
City in One Respect If Not in
The pump purcha.se incident now
seems to be complete, with Mayor
McCaskrin's signature to the
contract and ordinance. This ac
tion has occasioned no great surprise
as it was anticipated since the time of
the astounding declaration of a certain
alderman that he would cut oil his arm
before he would vote for the Snow
pump. The delay, buwever, has been
fruitful in that the city's interests are
better protected than if the hurry-up
plan of the combination aldermen had
been adopted. The people may not
have learned as to the need of such a
pump, but they have discovered that
one has been bought.
DEATH STILL A MYSTERY
Open Verdict for Thomas Donnelly,
Rock Island Switchman.
No blame for the death of Thomas
Donnelly, the Rock Island switchman
found dtad at the north end of the
Rock Island bridge a week ago, was
attached by the coroner's jury that
completed the inquest In Davenport
today. Relatives of the dead man from
Oskaloosa sought diligently for evi
dence showing how the accident occur
red, but found absolutely none.
DIED OF NATURAL CAUSES
Investigation in Case of Waiertown
Babe Found Dead in Bed.
The coroner's jury decided yesterday
afternoon that the 7-weeks' old child
of Mrs. Martin Robinson, which was
found dead In bed at the home of Mrs.
Robertson's parents, Mr. and Mrs. I.
Connors, at Watertown yesterday,
came to its death from natural causes.
Mrs. F. J. Kinney of Chicago, is vis
itlngjn th city..
-.'Joe as Bear, one of the delegates
from this city to the Odd Fellows' con
vention at Springfield, arrived home
last evening. The others attending
from here, are expected tonight.
Sued the Agent.
In the case in which Justice Johnson
rendered a decision in favor of Mrs.
Clough yesterday, the suit was brought
against the agent, Mr. Landis, instead
of against the Home Building company
as stated. The case will be appealed.
Licensed to Wed.
James Henry Jolley East Moline
Mrs. Melvina Modron ...East Molinc
Percy Fletcher Mcharry
Starkweather, N D.
Alice M. Berry Rock Island
Special meeting and banquet at In
dustrial hall tonight. All painters are
requested to attend. Signed by
Our Failure In Japan.
There is a widespread delusion that
the rise of Japan means the beginning
of American trade ascendency in the
Orient. Official records, however,
show that our exports to Japan have
been gradually declining, while those
from Asia were vastly Increasing
There is also a delusion that to cure
a weak stomach you must resort to
dieting and thus starve yourself. Up-to-date
people, however, know differ
ent. They always keep a bottle ol
Hostetter's Stomach Bitters in the
house, and at the first sign of any ail
raent of the stomach, liver or kidney.
rake a few doses, with the result tha'
they are always healthy. This is a
good plan for every sick person tr
adopt. It cures headache, nervousness
biliousness, constipation, indigestion
dyspepsia, sleeplessness, chills, colds,
or malaria. Don't fail to try iL
Hon. Elmore W. Hurst has purchased
the Buford residence at the head of
Eighteenth street, expecting to occupy
it in the tiear future. The rare old
mansion, one of the best known in the
city, with Its spacious grounds, will
prove an ideal home.
Only a few years ago the residence
was remodeled at considerable ex
pense, and before Mr. Hurst takes pos
session he will probpbly make further
changes in accordance with his own
ideals of a homestead. The structure,
unique in appearance with the grand
eur of the colonial architecture, has
always been an object of attraction
The Misses Baford will leave soon
for Mexico, where their brother. Maj.
L. M. Buford. resides, and will proba
bly remain there during the winter. It
is the sincere hope of their many
friends that they will continue to re
side in Rock Island.
Two Elaborate Social Events. Two
delightful social events of the week
were the card party given on Wednes
day, and the coffee yesterday, at the
home of Mrs. Alfonso Mosenfeldet,
both being elaborate affairs and given
to introduce Miss Blanche Mosenfelder.
who for the latter occasion was beauti
fully gowned in white chiffon silk and
carried a bouquet of lilies of the valley.
Mrs. Mosenfelder wore black lace over
white, and violets. Each room was
tastefully decorated with chrysanthe
mums, which harmonized in color with
the paper of the room, the parlor being
in pink, the library in orange and
variegated and the dining room in yel
low. Miss Mosenfelder entertains a
large company of young friends from
the tri-cities tomorrow afternoon at
which function chrysanthemums, lav
ishly used, will beautify the rooms.
Farewell Party. A number of young
people were delightfully entertained
last evening with music and games at
the home of Miss Anna Pankow, on
Thirteenth avenue, the party being in
the nature of a farewell for Miss Emma
Kramer, who soon departs for Chica
go. A delicious supper was served by
Women's Tri-City Label League
Entertained. Members of the Wo
men's Tri-City Label League were
entertained at flinch yesterday after
noon at the home of Mrs. P. J. Carlson
on Thirty-eighth street. Two prizes
were awarded, first prize to Mrs. Hep
burn of Davenport, and consolation
to Mrs. George Ninnow of this city.
D. A. R. Meet. The Daughters of
the American Revolution at their reg
ular meeting tomorrow afternoon at
the home of Mrs. H. B. Hay den will
hear talks on "Old China." and in con
nection with this a display of old china,
which promises to be very Interesting.
Pleasantly Entertained. A small
company of Rock Island ladies were
very pleasantly entertained at the
home of Mrs. I. S. White yesterday af
ternoon at cards.
RUN IN PROGRESS
ON A KEOKUK BANK
State Central's Savings Department is
Paying All Who Want De
posits. Keokuk, Iowa, Nov. 21. For no
known reason, a run started today on
the savings department of the State
Central Savings bank. The bank is
paying all callers as fast as possible.
The run is being made by women and
small depositors. Business uu-n are
EAST MOLINE WEDDING
PARTY AT COURT HOUSE
Bride of 64 Marries Groom of 34 li
Her Second Venture Having tne
Time of Their Lives.
An unusually happy wedding party
from East Moline invaded the apart
ments of Judge Parmenter in the courj
house last evening a short time before
the building was closed. The blush
ing bride, Melvina Modron, who was
the life of the party, bashfully admit
ted that she had seen C4 summers
hile James Henry Jolley could claim
only about half as many winters, 31
Witnesses were called and the knot
was tied. The bride was accompanied
by her daughter, who was about 1
years the senior of her prospective
step-father. Apparently the members
f the party were having the time of
iheir lives yesterday afternoon and al
most everyone in the court house was
aware that there was a wedding party
NOTES OF THE RIVER.
A slight falling tendency in the Mis
sissippi river will continue from below
Dubuque to Muscatine.
The stage of water was -4. 70 all day.
The Silver Crescent was in port.
Turtle soup Saturday at the Santi
ago. 501 Third avenue. Ducks and
chickens to winners.
Bituminous Product Goes Up 25
Cents in One
RISE ACCOMPANIES CHANGE
Shot Firers Law Turned to Benefit of
Operator Instead of Miner and
On the first day that the weather
really had a semblance of winter, tho
cheerful news was spread about that
the wholesale price of soft coal had
been advanced 25 cents a ton, taking
effect this morning. Proportionate ad
vances are to be made in the retail
prices. The wholesale dealers set forth
the shot firers' law and the shortage of
cars as the reasons for the advance
in the prices of coal. The short
age of the coal cars has resulted in a
shortage of the product, and it is ex
pected that with the colder weather the
shortage will continue.
Thwiry and I'raetlrr Differ.
The practical working of the much
talked of shot firers' law passed by
the last legislature as the operators
have seen fit to apply it, has resulted in
reducing by a large percentage the out
put of the mines. The bill, as Is gen
erally known, provides for the em
ployment of shot firers where charges
of two pounds or more of powder are
used in the mines, and further provides
that the mine shall be cleared of all
but the shot firers at the time the
charge is fired, this in the interest of
humanity. Under the old regula
tion the miner worked during the day.
and on finishing work at night, set the
charges and fired them himself, on his
own time. The law, it was expected,
would simply require the company to
provide the shot firers, instead of the
miner doing this work on his own time.
In the new practice the operat
ors employ the shot firers. who.
instead of doins the work after
the miners have concluded theirs,
clear the mines considerably ear
lier, and thu3 reduce the working time
of the miners. This results in a great
reduction of the output of the mine.
Students of economics can find in
this an interesting question. It would
seem, that the law, intended to benefit
the miner, has, by the method adopted,
been made to benefit the operator at a
cost to the miner and the consumer.
All of which suggests that more leg
islation in the interest of the miner is
in order, and incidentally affords
strength to the argument for public
DAMAGE TO WIRES BY WIND
Three Circuits Temporarily Put Out of
The high wind last night blew down
many dead limbs from the trees, and In
a number of instances the branches
fell in such a way that the electric
light wires were broken. Three cir
cuits were temiorarily put out of ser
vice on account of the storm, and were
not repaired until this morning.
GOOD DRESSING FCR
A Feast in Store for the Patrons of
the M. & K.
In these days of sensational adver
tising and unfulfilled newspaper prom
ises, would it not be wise for prospec
tive buyers to compare prices and
qualities? M. & K. court comparison
because it is the key that unlocks the
door to positive conviction. Whatever
your "dressing" idea may be, here
yon will find its realization. We are
showing a beautiful assortment of
pleasing styles in men's and boys'
wearables, perfectly adapted to the
wants and requirements of our friends
and patrons. And now for a Thanks
We shall place on sale tomorrow an
other lot of H. S. & M. fine hand-tailored
$1C.50 suits at $12..r0; a small line
of H. S. & M. $18 overcoats at $15.
Absolutely free for tomorrow: With
every suit or overcoat from $15 Hp-
wards we shall give a pair of fine
dress gloves; with every child's suit or
overcoat, a cap; with every pair of fine
shoes, a pair of fine hose; choice of
our 50c neckwear 29c, for tomorrow
There is certainly a feast in store
here for Thanksgiving choppers, to
which all are cordially invited.
We shall have a demonstrator in our
window tomorrow to show the superior
features of the patent "Looscarf" col
lar, for which we are selling agents.
SPECIAL FOR TOMORROW.
At Horblitt's Dry Goods and Notions
Store, 29292931 Fifth Avenue.
For tomorrow only we will sell, la
dies fine underwear, sold everywhere
for 25 and 35 cents, for Saturday only,
we nave marked them down to 17V4
cents each. Remember the place
HORBLITT'S DRY GOODS & NOTION
STORE, 2929-2931 Fifth Avenue.
A Liquid Cold Cure.
A cough syrup which drives a cold
out of the system by acting as a ca
thartic on the bowels is offered in Ken
nedy's Laxative Honey and Tar. Clears
the throat, strengthens the lungs and
bronchial tubes. The mother's friend
md the children's favorite. Best for
:roup, whooping-cough, etc. A liquid
:old cure and the only cough syrup
hicb moves the bow-els and works
all cold out of the system. Sold by all
FO MEN AND YOUNG
MEN IN TOWN 3 3 S 5
r t c tu ue seen in una
JruL store in such a wide as
sortment of styles, fab
rics and prices that you
can easily suit your taste at the
price you wish to pay.
' When you examine our overcoats, the
first thing to appeal to to you will be their
smart "style." Next to impress will be their
splendid quality and finish, and when you
try on your size garments and note their
perfect fir, you will be satisfied that here
you can get exactly what you want.
Now, it won't do you any good just to
read this advertisement you must come
here and see for yourself that everything
we've said is true come at your first opportunity.
OVERCOATS FOR YOUNG
In various styles, single and
double breasted, plain and fan
cy efTects. We show some
great values at $10. r- gf
$12. $12.50 and $10. UU
BOYS' REEFER OVERCOATS.
Broken sizes, in black frieze,
that sold at $G.5, ..$."( Q Qfl
and $l.5. ail go at 33.tU
BOYS' LONG PANTS.
Age 12 to 19, in fancy caasi
meres, kerseys and ai pa
black, at 3I.0U
1804 2nd Ave.. Rock Island
MEN'S HEAVY WOOL OVER
COATS. 52 Inches long, black
und oxford gray
Fancy worst eds( single and dou
ble breasted, heavy weight,
choice patterns. An "TC
Men's heavy wool ker- g "yC
sey pants $ I 0
Men's heavy duck coatKr- rt
sheepskin lined, at .. yw UU
A nobby line of men's and young
men's peg top .
trousers, at 0 H0
MEN'S WOOL SWEATERS.
All wool ones, at $1.50. $2. $2.50,
$2.90 and $3.50; liner
ones up to ,
One of the world's famous
niakfs of clothing Hfeln-BIoeh
company's garments in fancy
mixtures, plain colors, single and
double breasted, at jKtptilar
SPECIAL FOR SATURDAY
High grade boys' knee pants
suits, full styles, with bloomer
knee. $9. $x.50. $7.50, $7.75. $0.75
suits are on sale for flfl
the day at 30.UU