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THETARGUS, FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 1'JOG.
SELECT YOUR SUNDAY DIN
NER FROM THE FOL
Fresh Dressed Turkeys, Chick
ens and Squab: fresh Pineapples,
Pears. Grapes, Oranges, Bana
nas, Grape Fruit, lemons, Limes,
best varieties eating and cooking
Apples, One fresh Strawberries,
new Cabbage, new Potatoes,
head Lettuce, leaf Lettuce, Ka
di ve. Water Cress, Celery, now
Carrots, new Beets, Cauliflower,
Cucumbers. Radishes, Mush
rooms, Parsley, Horse Radish,
Sweet Potatoes, Silver Skin
Onions, Green Peppers, New
Spinach, Shallots, Egg Plant,
Agents for Chase & Sanborn's
Celebrated Teas and Coffees, El
gin Springbrook Creamery But
ter, Home Made Augel Food and
HEADQUARTERS FOR FISH
DURING LENT. FRESH, SALT
AND SMOKED FISH ALWAYS
Pleasant Fountain Creameiy
Butter. Saturday, per
Pillsbury's Best and Sleepy
Eye Flour, per
John Alden and II. & II. Cream
Flour, guaranteed, per
Alaska red salmon,
per can 11
Oil sardines, per
Holland herring, per
Armour's, Kohr's and Gilmore's
best sugar cured Hams,
per pound 11?4C
10 lb. pails best Iard
White and yellow corn
meal, per sack 12c
Strictly fresh Eggs, per
each . j
Here is your chance for Oranges
Large, fancy, sweet, nave!.
Saturday, all day, per
Lyndon canned Corn, Sat
urday, per can XOc
Lyndon canned Peas, Sat
urday, per can
Harris & Hess
Eighteenth Street &. Third Ave.
Old Phones 466 and 480. New
phones 5440 and 5825.
Hives are a terrible torment to the
little folks, and to some older" ones.
Easily cured. Doan's Ointment never
fails. Instant relief, permanent cure.
At any drug store, 50 cents.
SATURDAY LAST DAY
OF CLOSING OUT SALE
BOVJLBY ESTATJ PIANOS
Administrator Will Bring the Sale Promptly to
an End Tomorrow Night at 10:30 Those
Who Need Instruments Should Em
brace This Last Opportunity.
Some Rare Bargains in Store for the Late
Buyers The Few Remaining Pianos Must
be Sold Any Reasonable Terms
Will Be Accepted.
Come to the sale tomorrow. It is
the last day, and in our anxiety to
make a clean; sweep of the entire stock
some extraordinary reductions will be
made, not only in prices, but terms.
We are making terms to suit all.
Any reasonable offer in the way of
payments will be accepted.
And we know the prices1 will suit
you. There are only a few left and
wc are going to close them out if re
ductions in price and terms will do it.
Read the following list of the great
A fine antique oak upright that has
been out on rent and just brought in.
It is a high grade make, in fine condi
tion and guaranteed. The regular
price is $375. We are going to close
It out at $128. On payments to sui
Two handcome Buol walnut upright?,
regular $300 and $323 styles, fullyv war
DON'T BLAME HIM
No Reason for Charges That the
Ground Hog Went Wrong
HAS BEEN WELL BORNE OUT
Weather Warm, But Was the Same
Variety We Had Before
"To the sackcloth and ashes for you,
Mr. Ground Hog. The facts are out
and if you do not conduct yourself with
the strictest propriety for the next few
years your reputation as a weather
forecaster Is gone forever. Better
study the methods of Hicks, Foster,
and others and learn to make your
prognostications so 'conservative' that
j you can't miss, whatever betide. Your
position with the public resulting from
! your operations of Feb. 2 last. Is so
j delicate that it will be rankest folly
ft r vnn t n nmnth vnnrsplf nnitivolv
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again on any weather proposition for
The foregoing is a sample of the
shafts that are being directed at the
little weather animal by some of the
newspapers. It shows a narrowness
and lack of judgment that reflects
J Average Now is Four Hundred Dosths
Does the reader of this paper realize
that this very day, in this country alone,
4'o homes are each made sad by the
death of a victim of consumption? To
morrow will be a repetition of today's
calamity, and so it will go on until the
people come to realize the fact that a
very large number of these deaths are
Consumption is both a contagious,
tnl curable disease in its first stages.
Yet many intelligent people do not
realize this fact.
As our druggist, H. O. Rolf says,
"drugs and cough syrups for bronchial
and lung troubles are only palliative
and do no permanent good; they may
deaden the cough and stimulate the
patient for a time, but they do not
cure, and they usually upset the stom
ach and have a bad aftrr effect."
Eminent physicians, however, agree
that when the symptons of lung
trouble appear, if the patient will
obtain all the sunshine by day, and
fresh air by night possible, eat sound
bread stuffs, good meat, eggs and
milk in abundance, and tako the best
cod liver preparation to be foand
they will employ the surest means
known for a cure. .
The undersigned will gilnrantee
Vinol to be the boat cod liver prep
aration. It ia not a patent medicine, as
everything in it is printed on the bot
tle, and it contains in a highly con
centrated form all of the curative,
body-building, medicinal elements of
cod liver oil actually taken from froh
cods' livers, bat no oil to clog the sys
tem, upset the stomach and retard its
work. Any one can try Vinol on our
guarantee to refund their money if
it falls to give satisfactory results. H.
O. Rolfs, Harper House pharmacy.
ranted, will go at $17U and $1S3 on
terms to suit the buyer.
Two beautiful mahogany uprights,
highest grade, worth and sell at $175
and '$500 to clone out to some lucky
buyers at $278 and $287 on terms" to
suit the buyers.
One richly carved high grade $550
upright will go at $312. This Ms the
greatest bargain offered in the sale.
Terms to suit.
Two uprights. English oak and
Walnut, worth and sell at $125 to
close at $2SG and $253 on terms to
Thia is your last chance! It the
last call. If you would secure one of
these great bargains you must act at
once. The sale closes at 10:30 tomor
S. W. BOWLBY.
1C09 Second Avenue, Opposite Illinois
Theatre. ' '"" -
sadly upon the dignity of the press.
Give the ground hog a decent show.
Wnn a Conflict .
Now, to begin with it must be re
called that there was a conflict in the
prognostications of the ground hog the
second day of last month. The Taylor
Ridge Ground Hog society reported
that the animal out that way saw his
shadow, while the Scott County society
reported that the one across the river
did not. This, as pointed out in The
Argua at that time, indicated the pos
sibility that Taylor Ridgo and Daven
port might not get the same brand of
weather. Therefore the statement by
Observer Sherier that the average
temperature last month was 20 degrees
or 2.3 above the average in 35 years,
must not bo taken to indicate condi
tions at Taylor Ridge. Mr. Sherier
did not take his observations at Tay
lor Ridge. Then, too, reflect that the
Taylor Ridge hog merely predicted six
weeks more of winter. Who says we
haven't now had four of the six? At
least it has- been much the same kind
of winter we had up to Feb. 2.
What We llntl.
But to ret ura to Mr. Sherier's fig
ures. He finds that the mercury in
February ranged between zero aad 55,
the former being recorded on the 22nd
and the latter on the 5th. The greatest
daily range was 32 on the 3d and the
least 5 on the 21th. There has been
an accumulated excess of temperature
of COO since Jan. 1, an average of 5.1
a day. Tke rainfall was 2.21 and snow
fall .8 inches. This was .01 inches
above the average in 35 years. There
were 12 clear days, 7 partly cloudy, and
CONGRESS IS OPPOSED
TO MODIFYING THE ACT
Objects to More Liberal Provisions in
Chinese Exclusion Laws Finan
cial Secretary Resigns.
At the regular meeting of the Tri
City Labor congress last evening, the
delegates instructed tho secretary, F.
W. Herges, to write to the representa
tives and senators urging them to op
pose the passage of the proposed bill
modifying the Chinese exclusion act.
The proiKised modifications are so ex
tensive that a protest is being made
by labor organizations generally, the
stand being taken that the jroiosed
bill will make possible the immigration
of all classes of Chinese except the
coolios, and even those under certain
conditions. The congress instnicted
the secretary to telegraph to President
Roosevelt expressing the disapproval
of tho congress of the urgent deficien
cy bill, which abrogates the 8-hour rule
on construction work on the Panama
canal. As the bill has already been
signed, the action is late, but the pres
ident was wired today in accordance
with the instructions of the congress.
The congress received and accepted
the resignation of C. V. Nelson as 'fin
ancial secretary of the congress. No
successor was elected. A number of
delegates from various- unions were re
ceived and obligated.
On request of Electrical Workers'
union. No. 27S, the congress removed
the Schmidt Electrical company of
Davenport from the "we don't patron
ize" list. The company has settled its
difficulties with the electrical workers.
A communication from the A. F. of I...
announced that the Mirkle-Wylie
Broom company, of Paris, 111., is placed
on the unfair list.
Eczema, Tetter, Salt Rheum, Itch, Ring
Worm, Herpes, Barbers' Itch.
All of these diseases are attended by
intense itching, which is almost in
stantly relieved by applying Chamber
lain's Salvo and by its continued ' use
a permanent cure may be effected. It
has, in fact, cured many cases that had
resisted all other treatment. Price, 25
cents per box. For sale by all drug
gists. Keep the little ones healthy and
happy. Their tender, sensitive bodies
require gentle, healing remedies. Hol
lister's Rocky Mountain Tea will keep
them strong and well. 35 cents, tea or
tablets. T. H. Thomas' pharmacy.
1707 2V AVC
Rock Island, lit. .
There is no more beautiful col-
lection of jewelry in Rock Island
than ours. Every case, every
shelf is filled with beauty.
You must grasp the new ideas
In retailing that govern such a
store as ours. Our buying or
selling depends not on incidents,
cither trivial or important. They
are controlled by the times
stuffs that are mere- slaves of
Long "before the robins indi
cate the presence of spring ou.
bhow cases speak the languag?
of nature in bud, leaf and flow-.-r
and it's all done with a won
derfully exquisite and graeeful
Rock Island. lu
Mislii Underwear Sale Continued Till Saturday, 9:30 p.m.
A full line of masks from 2c and
up to $1.50 each.
20 china marbles g
Comic leather postal cards,
Local postal cards, G lor JC
Playing cards, extra quality. .IJjC
Perfection, the highest grade,
gilt edge '15c
Saturday only, crepe paper,
20 per cent discount on all copy
Score cards, per dozen jj
Fancy tasseled lead pencils,
per dozen 15c
Monrnd's Antiseptic Skin Iotioti;
none better; just the thing for
March winds So1"
A souvenir with every purchase
at drug department, Saturday only.
Pay rum, 8 oz. bottle, regular 25c
fcize, very special Saturday. . -15c
Colgate's perfumes, assorted
odors, per oz 25r
llilbreth assorted odors, Satur
day special, per oz 10c
IJring your bottle.
Woodbury's face powder 10f?
8 oz. bottle Witch Hazel 10c
One bar pure Castile soap and
Saturday we will have some very
interesting bargains in this depart
ment. 100 pieces 3G inch wide New Quad
riga Cloth, special Saturday
UCAL LODGE HAS ELECTION
Odd Fellows Select Officers to be In
stalled a Month Hence.
Ucal lodge. No. COS, I. O. O. F.. held
an election last night the result being
Xoble Grand S. It. Wright.
Vice Noble Grand Henry liethur
nian. Recording Secretary It. Emmet
Financial Secretary R. M. llackctt.
Treasurer Jonas Bear.
Trustees J. G. Swanson, C. 15. Ken
dall, G. W. Thicreman, D. W. Hatha
way, F. A. Smith.
Installation will take place at the
firt meeting in April.
WHAT IS CATARRH?
H. O. Rolfs Guarantees to Cure By
Hyomei or Will Refund the Money.
Until very recent years, it -was
thought that catarrh was a tliscasc of
the blood, but now modern science has
proved that catarrh is a germ disease,
and can be cured only by a treatment
that will kill the germ ami heal the
mucuous membrane of the nose and
Therefore, when yon have catarrh,
you can readily see that if you want
to cure it, you should use Hyomei,
which medicates the air you breathe,
thus killing the catarrhal germs and
healing the smarting and raw mem
brane of the passages through tkc
nose and throat.
The complete Hyomei outfit, consist
ing of an inhaler, a bottle of Hyomei,
and a medicine dropper, costa only $1,
while extra bottles can be obtained for
H. O. Rolfs has sold a great many
Hyomei outfits, and the more ho sells,
the more convinced he is tjiat he is
perfectly safe in guaranteeing to re
fund the money if Hyomei does not
One More Week to See
V i 1 1 e
This Painting was painted in 1893 and has been exhibited in almost
all of the largest cities in the United States. It is worth your while to
go a great ways to see it, especially the young student, as it will give
them an inspiration for the study of Art. Everybody invited. Abso
lutely FREE N V2 v vvvv
30 inch silk finish Zephyrs, full line
of colors, our regular l'Jft quality.
Saturday, special, per
Ginghams I$ct quality real Amos
kcag apron ginghams, Sat
urday special 5'2C
Calico P.est American indigo blue
calico, Saturday t-nlc
GENTS' FURNISHINGS DEPT.
Monarch fancy percale and madras
shirts, our regular $1 shirts,
Saturday special 60c
fic four-:n -hand and teck neck tics,
very special, Satur
Men's working shirts, collars ami
cuffs attached, both in light and
dark shades, regular 50c shirts,
Saturday special 30?
2.jC men's fancy suspenders, very
Children's black cotton hose, cx'ra.
heavy weight, line rib, all size?
from (1 to S1, Satur
day - 15
Children's broncho buster hos-j,
good for girls and boys, school ho.;e.
extra heavy weijit, all sizes
from 0 to 10, 2 pairs for. .... -25
Ladies' black cotton huc, superior
quality, full fashion heel and toe,
regular 25c hose,
Ladies' stocking feet, all sizes from
y to 11, black and white feet,
Saturday sale price
Ladies' silk embroidered fancy hose
in all tints, special sale
HEALTH LEAGUE ORGANIZED
Procure and Disseminate Knowledge
cf Laws of Health.
The Universal Health league, an or
ganisation, having as its object the
"procuring and dissemination of know
ledge of the laws of health and their
practical application," was formed last
evening at the home of Dr. H. 1 A.
Carstcns, 22i9 Seventh avenue. The
league will meet and hear lectures on
tho prevention! of disease every second
Friday. Thc league organized with 21
members, and the following officers
President Dr. H. P. A. Carstcns.
Vice President Mrs. M. Jensen.
Corresponding Secretary Mr. Wcn
dcr. '..Financial Secretary 'Miss Hilda
Treasurer A. Bufe.
Executive Board Mr. Hut, F. G.
Bufe, and Mrs. Stevenson.
ED SALEY TELLS STORY
Takes Charge of Evangelistic Meeting
Ed Salcy, better known as "IMackey"
will tell the siory of his life and his
conversion, this evening at the evan
gelistic meeting at the Spencer Memo
rial M. K. church. Tomorrow evening
he will hold a "good fellowship" meet
ing in the young men's room of the
church, and an invitation has been ex
tended to all of his old friends and as
sociates to attend. The meeting tomor
row evening will be at 7:U0, and will
he for men only.
Licensed to Wed.
Dogiereo Cornelius Moline
Mrs. Pauline Van Hyfie Moline
Herbert E. Wells Port Byron
L. Mathilda Hancwacker Hampton
Three little rules we all should keep.
To make life happy and bright.
Smile in the morning, smile at noon,
Take Rocky Mountain Tea at night.
. T. H. Thomas' pharmacy.
B 1 aLcksmith"
RIBBONS, COLLARS, AND HAND
KERCHIEFS. (J inch all silk ribbons, all
colors, salep rice, yard' 1CC
o inch all silk fancy ribbons, in ail
shades, worth up to 2'e yard,
tale price, per yard 1
White and colored fancy tab col
lars, in all the newest de
signs, sakp rice, ea'-h 2
Mun's oil red and blue hand
kerchiefs, salt p ric h, each g
Lace trimmed and embroidered
Wand kerchiefs, slightly
toiled, sale price, 2 for 2f?
OUR JEWELRY DEPARTMENT.
Such a host of nice things, at
priccs that will surprise you.
The latest patterns in St.i';':iv;
and plated silverware with iiites
I.ook at these prices on W:::":wn
A. Rogers' goods, all iirft class
V-2 tloz. tea ipoons 79c
"",cT"oz. tea swoons 9(73"""
Va doi. devseil s-.poont-; ...$1.65
Va. table spoons $1.85
See our line of clocks.
Small wall weight hand
carved vix)d cas.e, just tbe
thing for a den or cozy
Alarm clocks, the kind tJiat
won't ring off $1.30
Solid oak cabinet clock ..$2.60 -S
day st rike mantel clock,
line piano finished case... $3.90
Just ? few watch prices:
IS size, 17-jewel Waltham
movement, in gold filled
hunting case $10.75
Notice to Contractors.
Sealed proposals will be received at
the City Clerk's office, Rock Island, 111.,
until Monday, March 19, 190C, at 5
o'clock p. m., for the erection of an
addition to the Waterworks building.
Plans and specifications on file at tho
City Clerk's office.
The city reserves the right to reject
any or all bids.
H. C. SCHAFFER.
Rock Island, 111., Feb. 21, 1900.
ALl? .u. j --ff-- V Car..
1 -3 t r? i vi I. t
10 size, 17 jewel Waltham
movement, in gold filled
open face ease $3.50
12 size, 13-jewcl, Jniortcd
movement, 20 year gold
filled, open face case .... $7.75
Ladies' G size, 7-jewcl
Standard movement, in
20 year gold filled hunt
ing rase $10.00
Ladies' 0 size, 7-jeyel,
Standard movement, 1
year gold filled hunting
Our repairing i;s prompt and thor
ough and price as low as any.
WALL PAPER DEPARTMENT,
We have a carload of the very lat
est styles) in wall paper, and we are
e: p. chilly string on decorative pa
per. Jluying direct from tho man
ufaeluicr in car lots we are in po
sition i' : ive you the nihMl" man's
profit w':l. h will amount to at hast
1-.: per ctiit. We ftiinbh paper
Jirngri;, and also do higli class pic
CROCKERY DEPARTM ENTV
Have you Men the new I lock
Ti rreted Gas Uurncr? If not do
no; fail to do so. It turns night in
to (iay. You can see to read by the
burner a well as by the sun
light, price only SI .25
Lindsay Air liol-j Uurner, complete
with first quality mantels,
For this sale- we will sell you a
double wiie cupped mantle
for each 1 Or
We are headquarters for all lines
of gas burners and mautlej at low
FOR AN ANTI-SALOON LEAGUE
Convention Called at Cambridge March
8 to Effect Organization.
Henry county Jj to have; null sa
loon lengiio, a call !iai3g brri ' i.,
suod for a meeting at Cambridge.
March 8, for the purpose of effecting
an organization. The call romri from
tho ministers of Cambridge and Gen
eseo. The convention will have th i . j
sersions and outddc speakers ill bo
DO YOU REMEMBER THE
WINTER OF 1902 03?
WE'VE GOT THE
YOU KNOW THE QUALITY
AND PRICE IS RICHT.
WHY NOT LET US FILL
YOUR BINS NOW ?