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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, MARCH 1G, 1906.
Jj"IRST anniversary of the opening of the new jewelry store. This sale
should recall approaching birthdays or weddings. Prices on silver
ware have advanced so much that it ien't likely that we'll be able to
soon again quote such extremely lew prices on high grade goods.
SIX TEA SPOONS, 69c.
William A. Ropers' fine Hanover
pattern extra plate on 21 per
cent nickel silver; sot
of six GDc
SIX TABLE SPOONS. $2.98.
William A. Ropers extra pla;c
on 21 per cent nickel sil
ver; set of six S2.9S
SIX DINNER KNIVES, $1.9.
William A. Rogers triple plare
horseshoe brand; set
HANDSOME SUGAR SHELLS,
William Ropers fancy pat
tern, extra plate on 21 per cent
DIAMOND RINGS. $10 TO ?220.
Women's solitaire Diamond
mounted SIO to S220
BRACELETS, $3 TO $7.
Fine quality pold filled Nether
sole and latest styles in
clasp bracelets to g'J'
BROOCH SS. 75c TO $40.
Handsome artistic new de
signs; solid gold and gold filled;
set with pearls and diamonds:
variety OC ' S 19
NECK AND WATCH CHAINS.
Large variety of gold an.l gold
at SI to S5
CUFF BUTTONS. 25c TO $7.
Solid gold and gold filled hut
tons, polished and Roman gold
at 25c to S7
We Are Now Ready for Your
L AOlf BEUt t
MANHATTAN SHIR.TS. 0
AH for Spring 1906. g
This store for yoir new Spring Togs. 0
YOU KNOW US.
M. C. R.ICE, Prop.
SUBSCRIBE; FOR THE ARGUS.
BUTTER KNIVES, EACH, 49c.
William A. Rogers', in fancy pat
terns, to match above,
Suar Shells, each 49c
COLD MEAT FORKS, 89c.
William A. Rogers' large size
forks, extra plate oa 21 per cent
FULL SIZE BERRY SPOONS,
William A. Rogers extra plate
on 21 per went nickel silver, cel
ebrated Hanover pattern,
WATCHES, $3.50 TO $7S.
Men's and Woa:en's Watches,
2' and 23 year gold filled cases,
also solid gold cases, fitted with
Elgin and Walt ha in
movements --S3.50 to $75
SIDE AND BACK COMBS, $1.39
Very beautiful Combs, in shell
and amber finish. set with pearls,
turquoise, sapphires, rubies and
garnets; choices of a
wide variety SI. 39
BEAD NECKLACES, 25c.
The popular Necklaces in Alice
blue, light amber, turquoise,
pearl. lavender, black,
purple and piak 25c
WAIST SETS, 15c, 25c.
Handsome blue enamel flower
sets. 15c; painted designs on
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fO MEET TONIGHT
Retail Merchants' Association
Will Discuss Pending Tele
ON ITS COMMITTEE REPORT
Large Attendance Expected at Gather
ing at the Reck Island
Tonight at the Rock inland house,
will be held the meeting of the Rock
Island Retail Merchants' association to
hear from its committee on the pend
ing franchise of the Central Union
Telephone company and to discuss the
provisions of the same. This morning
Secretary Maucker sent notice to the
company that having membership in
the association it had the same privi
leges of .participation in the proceed
ings that other members had.
The subject is one of so much im
portance that a ful! attendance of the
membership is expected. The body of
the business men is naturally repre
sentative of the telephone users of the
city ami should not only be thoroughly
interested in reaching a comprehensive
understanding of the sit nation , but may
be counted upon to do it and to ex
press itself in an unmistakable man
ner. 'Mi- -!iII to the MoiiiImtm.
The cell which has been sent out to
the membership on the subject is ap
Kcm-U Island Retail Merchants' Asso
ciation. Rating Secretary's Otliee,
Rock Island, 111.. March 15. Dear Sir:
At a membership meeting of the
Rock Island Retail Merchants' associa
tion on Monday night a committee was
appointed to wait upon the city coun
cil and protest against the passage of
an ordinance pertaining to the Central
Union Telephone company.
tour committee performed it s duty
and secured a continuance for one
week, and we now request you to at
tend a meeting of the association at
the oflice of W. V. Maucker in the
Rock Island house on Friday evening
at S o'clock to take further action in
We desire to impress upon you the
importance of attending this meeting,
as it will affect our purses for the next
The city council has apparently re
ceded from nearly all demands former
ly made upon the Central Union Tele
phone company, and amongst others
the demand for a reduction of rates,
the telephone company desires a fran
chise for 23 years, but refuses to insert
a clause in the ordinance making the;
present high rates maximum rates, but j
state openly that as our city increases
in population, that they must reserve
the right to increase the rates.
We wish further to call your atten
tion to the fact that if this unjust con
dition is granted by the council, it
would undoubtedly result in the Union
Klectric Telephone company wanting
its 2 per cent tax canceled as well as
giving it the right to also raise its
tion, so that it would be on the
t:on, so that they would be on the
same basis for doing business as its
competitor, the Central Union Tele
phone company, and the result of the
whole matter would affect the purses
of our merchants and business - men
As this is a matter of great impor
tance, we desire your attendance at
Yours, most respectfully.
FRED T. MYERS,
RALPH W. LAMONT,
FRED W. YOUNG.
W. C. MAUCKER.
Iet to I'roteMt.
meeling of citizens held last
for the purpose of protesting
against the provisions cf the ordinance
of the Central Union company in its
present stage before the council, there
was some cross firing indulged in
at the start, in which the at
titude of the council and nrrss
on former ordinances, as well as
the Merchants' association came in for
criticism, the speakers of the evening
being S. R. Kenworthy, W. C. Maucker.
John Eooney and W. II. Dilworth. The
peeches were all pronounce'u against
the franchise in its present form.' II.
F. Grothe presided ami Phi WeIfcjMis
secretary. A committee consisting of
J. 12. Larkin. John Dindincrer. John
!oney, S. R. Kenworthy, A. Coyne, W.
C. Maucker and Samuel Dean was ap
pointed on resolutions. Otto Birkel,
John Holzhammer, W. C. Maucker. W.
C. Hubbe, Samuel Dean. Charles Blen-
er, W. H. Dilworth, T. P. Eichelsdorfer,
Henry Lange and George Henry were
named' on a committee tt secure mem
bers of a citizens' league.
IUBILEE SINGERS COMING
Last of Course Under Auspices of
Young Peoples' Association.
This evening at Broadway Presby
terian church occurs the last of the
series of entertainments given under
the auspices of the Young Peoples' as
sociation. Winohell's Jubilee singers
will be the entertainers and they come
lighly recommended, singing the old
time plantation melodies in the orig
:nal dialect, with artless melody, depth
af feeling and genuine good humor.
Chilean Cabinet Out.
Santiago. Chile. March 1C. The niin
'stry has resigned.
news all the . time THE
W. A. Rosenfield departed last night
Charles Mcllwgh left this morning
for Burlington on a business trip.
Paul F. Bartholomew has returned
after a stay of several weeks in the
Joseph M. Rosenfield departs tonight
for New York to be absent about two
Mr. and Mrs. Emil Koehler have re
turned after a visit of somw weeks in
tV. E. Sears, formerly of this city,
now located at Parkersburg, W. Ya.,
spent the day with relatives in Rock
Hon. E. W. Hurst left for Chicago
at noon to meet Mrs. Hurst, who, ac
companied by Mrs. Julia Rosenfield of
this city and Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Velie
of Moline is returning fjom the City of
QUESTION OF TAX
Suit to Restrain East Moline From
Proceeding With Water
works. PETITION BY CHARLES POPE
Arguments on Injunction Heard by
Judge Gest in the Circuit Court
Is Friendly Action.
Arguments were heard In the circuit
court this morning by Judge Gest on
the injunction case brought against the
village of East Moline by Charles H.
Pope. In this the petitioner asks that
the village hoard be retrained from
proceeding with the construction of the
water works and the collection of the
1 per cent additional tax.
This is known as a friendly suit, in
a statemtnt of facts, in order to deter
mine the legal status of the proposition
entered upon by the village board.
The contract was for $32,100 and a
bond issue was authorized to the
amount of ?33,uou, at a rate of o per
cent in addition to the 1 per cent tax.
i ae allegation is that the tax is m
excess of hte constitutional limit. W.
R. Moore represents C. 11. Pope in this
suit and J. B. and J. E. Oakleaf appear
for the village.
SWITCHMAN IS ROLLED
BETWEEN FREIGHT CARS
E. Bishop Seriously Injured While
at Work on Burlington in
1 1. K. Bishop, whose home is at 2S20
Sixth avenue, this city, v,t seriously
injured while working at his occupa
tion as switchman on the Burlington in
Moline last night. He was cutting up
a string of cars in the vicinity of Four
teenth street, and was on a side track
near the main track when he dropped
off a car just as a freight train came
along. Before he had time to save
himself he was caught and rolled be
tween th? cars. When removed to his
home it was found that while no bones
were broken he had been badly
BAILEY PURCHASES 5 ACRES
Will Plat Tract East of the Reser
voir. In a deal consummated yesterday.
V. K. Bailey secured a new tract of
land, just east of the reservoir, con
taining a fraction less than five acres.
The land, which was purchased from
Hugh E. Curtis, will be platted. It is
between Twenty-fourth and Twcnty-fourth-and-a-half
streets, and between
Sixteenth and Eighteenth avenues.
The consideration was $3.M0.
CHANGE IN THE TEACHERS
Miss May Graham Resigns Position in
Scuth Heights School.
Miss May C. Graham, 'who has been
teaching in the South Heights schooi.
was summoned to her home at Iowa
City, by the very serious illness of her
mother, and resigned her position.
Upon recommendation of Superintend
ent S. J. Ferguson, Miss B. 11. Ferry
of this city bas been appointed to the
vacancy, and school will be resumed
Democratic County Committee Meeting.
A meeting of the democratic county
committee is called at the Rock Island
houne at 2 o'clock Saturday aftsrnoou
to consider (matters of importance.
J. P. SEXTOX. Chairman.
George P. Stauduhar, Secretary.
Licensed to Wed.
Arthur Barlow Rock Island
Sadie Warren Moline
Doctors Are Puzzled.
The remarkable discovery of Ken
neth Mclver, of Vanceboro, Me., is the
subject of much interest to the medi
cal fraternity and a wide circle of
friends. He "says of his case: "Owing
to severe inflammation of the throat
and congestion of the' lungs, three doc
tors gare me up to die, when, as a last
resort, I wag Induced to try Dr. Kings
New Discovery and I am happy to say,
It saved my life." Cures the worst
coughs and colds, - bronchitis, tonsi
litis, Weafc Lungs, Hoarseness and La
Grippe. Guaranteed at 'Harts & Ulle
meyer's drug . store. 50c end $1.00.
Trial bottle free.
8UT PART PAYMENT
Vlade by New Syndicate on Tri
City Public Utility
IN CLOSING OF THE BIG DEAL
Minor Stockholders to Bo Taken Care
of, Big Ones to Wait 90
The information came this afternoon
from S. S. Davis, manager of the Peo
ples Power company who has been in
Chicago closing up the deal with f ast
ern capitalists for the transfer and
merger of tri-city public utilities, to
tfte effect that the sale had been com
pleted, that the minor stockholders
will be paid in cash, the stock of the
heavier holders to bo taken over with
in 90 days, and paid for at that time
II lit !fI,r.X.H raid (her.
The purchasing syndicate, it is un
derstood, has asked for an extension
of time when the formal transfer,
which was to have taken place yester
day, is. to be made, of three months,
paying down $1,300,01)0 for the stock
immediately acquired, which, with the
$200,000 option money deposited at the
outset of the negotiations, makes an
investment in the property so far of
$1,500,000. The tolal involved in the
investment for the taking of the prop
erties will, as heretofore stated, be in
the neighborhood of $S.OuO,000, so that
what actually changes hands now will '
be but a very small portion of what is J
to be included in the deal when it
really reaches the stnge of consumma
tion. The further understanding is
that the installment now to be taken j
up, is l omiiieui iii;n ine c oiisem or
the majority stockholders to the trans
action. Tln "KwtiutlnM.
The negotiations are being conduct
ed through the Illinois Trust & Sav
ings bank of Chicago, the New York
banking houses representing the pur
chasing syndicate being McKay & Co.,
Halsey & Co., and J. G. White & Co.
TWO SCORE KILLED IN A
COLLISION IN COLORADO
(Continued From Pago One.)
er No. o. every seat of which was oreu
pied and there were several persons
standing in the aisles. When the first
relief train arrived there was but little
in the burned cars to indicate there
had been a precious freightage of hu
man lives excepting piles of scorched
flesh and smoluering bones.
AVorkrtl III Vnin.
For nearly two and one-half hours
after the accident occurred, half nude
passengers frantically tore at the burn
ing timbers of the smashed coaches,
endeavoring vainly to extricate the
maimod and dying people from an aw
ful fate. The heat, however, drove
them back and they were unable to lib
erate a single person from the smoker
of No. 3. With the other coaches the
rescuers were more successful, and
they not only saved several of the in-
jured from probable death, but were
able to push back the coaches that had
not been attacked by the llames to
places of safety.
' Sim llorrihlt' Mj-M.
One man in the first coach of Xo. 3
had managed to raise a window and
had forced his body half way to free
dom when he became lodged in a win
dow. He fought fiercely- for Iift. Imt
each movement only wedged him in the ,
more tightly. The flames swept over !
hnn. and he cried out: "For God's sake,
for the sake of my baby, shoot .me."
Onlookers were prevented from ap
proaching the scene because of the in
tense heat, and could do nothing to re
lieve the man's sufferings. Finally a
timber from the roof of the car fell up
on, his head, killing him.
S--onI Kelirf Trnin Arrlvrn.
Just before noon the -second relievf
trails came to Pueblo from the wreck
bringing the bodies of 10 dead. They
presented a frightful appearance; are
m blackened by the fire it will be very
difficult to identify them. How many
more bodies remain at the scene of the
wreck, has not been established.
LATTER DAY SAINTS MEET
Conference is Called for Saturday and
Sunday by Elders.
A conference of the Latter Day
Saints is announced for Saturday even
ing and Sunday afternoon, and evening
at the I. O. O. F. hall. The afternoon
meeting will be at 2:30 and the evening
sessions will open at 7:3(1. P. p.
Christisou is here arranging for the
meetings, which will also be attended
by German E. Ellsworth, president of
the northern states mission. Other el
ders will be present.
Rheumatism Cured in 24 Hours.
T. J, Blackmore, of Haller & Black
more, Pittsburg, Pa., says: "A short
time since I procured a bottle of Mys
tie Cure. It got me out of the house
In 24 hours. I took to my bed with
rheumatism nine months ago and the
Mystic Cure is the only medicine that
did me any good. I had five of the best
physicians in the city, but I received
very little help from them."" I know the
Mystic Cure to be what it is represent
ed and take pleasure in recommending
it to other poor sufferers." Sold by
Otto Grotjan, 1501, Second avenue,
Rock Island; Gust Schlegel & Son,
220 West Second street, Davenport.
Specials for SsLlurdey.
Four patterns ladies pure linen
handkerchiefs, with neat,
small script initials, each. JJ..
In half dozens 85
Chocolate dipped almonds,
per pound 28?
Fresh salted peanuts,
per pound lCc
At 7::'U p. m., mens striped
Madras work shirts, fast
colors, only JLOc
Those dollar P. X. corsets,
white and drab, again ... G2(?
All the ladies' new Gage sailors
will be on show Saturday.
Good fortune again. 2,000 choice
beautiful carnations, the 50c and
C0c kind, here Saturday,
per dozen 2)o
Ladies' G0c knee length pet
ticoats, good mm-lin 25
Odd lots, children's dresses, very
pretty styles, worth up to
$2.o0. all ages, choice . SI. 00
20c playing cards, out
ings, fine gloss, per pack . .
500 yards corset cover embroid
eries, all day if
they last l
All linen drawn work doylies,
nice for pin cushion tops,
etc., 15c value, 3 p. m. euch..f
Stamped and tinted pillow tops,
travelers' samples, 25c to 50c
ones, 7:30 p. ni., each 10c
$G.50 massive m.-tal beds, end
less posts, extension foot, gold
Bolster rolls, with opening for
pillows, all colors, $1.75
values SI. 00
L S. TvlcCabe &
THE TOP COATS EMBRACE THE EVER POPULAR COVERT IN
TAN, GREY CHEVIOTS AND WORSTEDS IN TWILL EFFECTS.
DRAPEY AND FULL ARE THE "CRAVEN ETTE" OF NEWEST DE
SIGN. AN EARLY SELECTION OF
SUITS AND TOP-COATS NOW READY FOR INSPECTION.
Every afternoon and eve
ning. Come and buy at
your own price.
J. P.. AMENT, 1622 2d Ave.
Springr, the most joyful season of the year, especially whan you
have some of our pretty Wall Papers to adorn your rooms. The spring
designs are beautiful, and it v iil be to your advantage to call and sec
our stock before purchasing. Full line of Mixed Paints, Room Mould
ings, Oils, Glass, Varnishes. Brushes, wfc.
Mureeco, the sanitary wall finish, always on hand.
Estimates famished for all kinds of painting and papering.
1429-1431 Second Ave, Opposite Court House. ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
is LAND, ILL
Good couches, steel construction,
upholstered in imitation leather,
and imperial spring
Smyrna rugs, 2x5
feet, all wool 1.25
Our wonder, children's fast black
double knee hose, according to
size, pair, l'ic, Sc
Rubber heels, for men and wo
men, fcach 5c, per
Marbled and white table oil
cloth, some slight imper
fection, jk r yard
Shelf oil cloth, marbled or
fancy styles, yard
At 3 (('clock, fancy dress
prints, 10 yards for
At 4 o'clock, unbleached
cotton flannel, yard
lo Modern Fables and half a
dozen other of George Ade's 5oe
and 75c books, Hat-
Alex King's 500 yard basting
thread, Saturday, S
Ladies' $1 filled handbags, riv
eted gun-metal frames,
Rarithn gjs light, complete,
burner, mantle and
Nickel crumb tray and
scraper, set Q
China s::lt boxes, wood
cover, Saturday X9c
Orchestra music in the even
ing. Co. Rock Island.