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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, MARCH 1G, 1900.
WAR ON THE BELL
Independent Illinois Telephone
Companies Plan Fight at
ORGANIZE FOR THE PURPOSE
Extension of Toll Lines Throughout
State With Lowering of Rates
Galesburg. III., March 1C. Represen-
tatires of 1C independent telephone
exchanges in this part of Illinois met
here yesterday to complete organiza
tion with a view to competing against
the Central Union. Among the larger
cities represented were Burlington,
flalesburg. Canton. Macomb, Kewanee
nd Monmouth. The officers elected
were; Presldoct. W. J. McQuiston,
Monmouth; vice president, C. M. Er
win. Macomb; secretary treasurer, R.
G. Koad-Mrum, GaK sburg.
Arrangements were made to form
a state organization to contest with
the Central Union for long distance
and toll business.
I'lnn (irnrrnl l'l;h.
It was decided to urge a better toll
service, at less cott. establish a clear
ing house somewhere in the state
where business settlements can be af
fected, make the toll apparatus stand
ard and uniform, and to push the ex
tension of toll lines from the district
and cooperate with the district systems
of Illinois. Iowa, and Indiana in the
fight against the Central Union.
At Ileal & Schmftt's.
Ieaf lard at Gilmore's.
Lage-Waters for gcod shoes.
Uuy a home of Ueidy Dro.s.
The stage of water today was .
Tri City Towel Supply company.
Shad reie and roe shad at Atcns'.
For bus. baggage, express call Robb's.
Fresh May sausage at Passig Bros'.
For bus or exyre.-s. Spencer & Trefz.
All kinds of rubber boots at Lage
Waters.. Maud S. flour f-3 cents a sack at
Elegant styles in cliildrens shoes at
Maud S. Hour 95 cents a sack at
Fresh asparagus, tomatoes, choica
celery and a comr-kre line of vegcta-
blc3 and fresh fruits at Passig Bros
Maud S. flour 05 cents a sack at
Strictly fresh eggs, 14 cents a dozen
at Selle Bros'.
New spring styles" are coming daily
Dressed chickens at H. Tremann's
Nicely dressed poultry at Schroe
We have $7,500 to loan on real es
tate. Reidy Bros.
All kinds of fresh river fish at
Best granulated sugar, 21 pounds for
$1.00 at Selle Bros'.
See those new patent colt shoes for
men at Lage-Waters.
Don't fail to try that fine Milwaukee
sausage at Passig Bros.
The ladies new "Gage" sailors all on
show Saturday at McCabe's.
Spare ribs" and choice pork loins at
Coleman's market tomorrow.
Chocolate almonds. 2S cents per
pound, Saturday, at McCabe's.
Rubber heels, 5 cents each, 10 cents
per pair Saturday, at McCabe's.
Passig Bros, will have a complete
display of vegetables tomorrow.
A shipment of fancy pineapples just
unpacked today at Passig Bros'."
Ice cream and ice cream soda at
Peterson's. 1314 Third avenue.
Choice fresh cut carnations. 29 cents
per dozen, Saturday, at McCabe's.
I.evis" single binder straight 5-cent
cigar made of extra quality tobacco.
A good time for rubber boots. A good
place to buy them is at Lage-Waters.
Mrs. John Atkinson, who has been
ill. is reported to be slowly improvin
Union made suits, topper coats, nats
and shirts at U. S., Ullemeyer & Ster
Ladies' 50 cent knee length muslin
petticoats. 23 cents. Saturday at Mc
American beauties at Hensley's flow
er store. Fourth avenue and iweutietn
Longley. best ?. hat made. New
shaies. new shades, at Ullemeyer &
Special March wall paper sale. Bo
ders by the roll at the Adams Wall Pa
Stamped and tinted 25 and 50 cent
pillow tops. 10 cents at 7:30 Saturday
Negligee shirts. Emery and Manhat
tan. $1 to $3.50. Every one a beauty.
Attend the dance St. Patrick's night
March 17. given by the Woodmen of
South Rock Island at their hall. Ad
Fair loniirht and Saturday! warniff
Saturday. The Iowet temperature to.
nlKht will be about 15 decree above
J. 31. SIIKIUER, Observer.
Teiuuerature at 7 a. nim 13; at 3:"I0
p. in., 20. Maximum temperature in 21
hour, 21. Velocity of wind at S a. in ,
S in I leu. Precipitation In 21 bourn, .OS
YOU CAN TRUST, FROiVi A
STORE YOU CAN TRUST
O IPRING OVERCOAT EX-
fl I TREMES MEST THIS SEA-
SON. WE ARE SHOWING
THE NOBBY, SWAGGER
PATTERNS. AND PERHAPS WE
CAN ASSIST YOU IN MAKING A
SELECTION. THE SHORT TOP
COAT HAS VERY MANY WARM
FRIENDS THE LONG, LOOSE
BACX CRAVENETTED RAIN
COATS ENJOY A GREAT MEAS
URE OF POPULARITY WHILE
BETWIXT THESE EXTREMES
OUR ELEGANT MEDIUM LENGTH
SPRING OVERCOATS HOLD CAP
TIVE THE DRESSY MAJORITY.
We invite you to
look at the new
$15 to $25
mission, 50 cents a couple.
Plenty of fresh fish and oysters ev
ery day at Aten's fish market, 1510
Green carnations Saturday, only at
Hensley's flower store, Fourth avenue
and Twentieth street.
One-fourth, one-half and three-fourths
size linen collars, 10 cents each. All
styles. The London.
Fine double violets 10 cents a bunch
at Hensley's flower store, Fourth ave
nue and Twentieth street.
White and marble table oil-cloth,
some slight imperfections, 10 cents per
yard, Saturday, at McCabe'.s.
Sleepy Eye, the highest grade flour
sold, $1 per sack until 10 o'clock Sat
urday night at the H. & H. grocery.
Sixty different colorings in new, fan
cy half hose, at 15 cents, two for 25
cents, worth 20 cents each. The Lon
don. Wall paper, 2' 2. 3, 4 and 5 cents per
roll; border the same. Special March
sale at the Adams Wall Paper com
pany. Fresh cut carnatiems Saturday only
39 cents a dozen at Hensley's flower
store, Fourth avenue and Twentieth
Advance styles in men's suits and
topper coats now ready. We invite
your inspection. U. & S., Ullemeyer &
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Guldenzopf
welcomed an 8-pound boy at their
home on Ninth street, South Rock Is
Now is the time to look after your
spring suits. Big range of patterns
to select from. $10 to $30. All spring
190(5 styles. The London.
They are here what? The new
spring shirts. Saturday you have the
first selection. Shirt headquarters.
U. & S., Ullemeyer & Sterling.
The beautiful new barred pure linen
hemstitched handkerchiefs, with hand
embroidered initials, only 15 cents to
morrow, C for S5 cents, at McCabe's.
Expert manicuring, shampooing and
thorough treatment of the hair and
scalp given by Mrs. I.ol Levi, 73G Sev
enteenth street. Old phone west 59.
It's only a question of getting stai
ed to trade at the H. & H. grocery.
Temptations to start you right now
are very strong. Every quotation holds
good until Saturday night."
The H. & H. grocery has been a
busy place this week. New customers
by the score, and the old customers
buying larger supplies has taxed their
force of clerks almost to the limit.
Spring 190G hats the greatest selec
tion 111 Dunlap, Stetson and Imperial
hats ever shown in Rock Island at $3,
$3.50 and $5. Plenty hats at $1 to!
$2.50. You know -us. The Ixmdon
Fertilizer, steam dried, odorless for
lawns, gardens and farms, delivered to
any address in town at $1.50 per loi)
pounds. Special price in ton lots.
Twin-City Rendering company; 'phone
The democratic county committee
meets tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock
at the Rock Island house to consider
the time and placo of holding the
county convention and to base the rep
resentation in the same.
Editor Val Peter has a new assistant
who is expected after a certain amount
of training to prove a valuable man in
he Volks Zeitung omce. Mrs. Peter
s occupied looking after the young
man's welfare lor the present.
Rev. O. W. Lawrence, pastor of Me
morial Christian church of this city,
will begin a two weeks' series of meet-
ngs at Nineteenth avenue and Fif
teenth street, Moline next Sunday. A
Sunday school was recently organized
Curtis & Curtis announce that they
have moved their offices from the Peo
ple's National bank building to the!
ground floor at 211 East Seventeenth
street, just back of Jonas Bear & Co'.s
store opposite the Mitchell & Lynde
For rain or shine, our, "watershed"
ightweight overcoat is fairly indispen
sable. It is a desirable garment for
everyday wear. The cloth is subject
ed to a special chemical process which
makes it rain-proof. Try a "water
shed" and be correctly dressed. U. &
S., Ullemeyer & Sterling.
ARKANSAS SENATOR IS
COMMITTED TO JAIL
Little Rock Judge Acts When Witness
Refuses to Answer Questions
as to Bribery.
Little Rock, Ark.. March 16. State
Senator F. O. Butt is confined in the
Pulaski county jail because of a re
fusal to answer questions propounded
before the grand jury. He was placed
in jail at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon
by an order of Circuit Judge Lea.
Questions relative to the legislative
bribery inquiry were put to him, but
they have not been made public. The
refusal to answer is based upon the
plea that he stands upon his constitu
Try Pasicr for Wife Murder. - 'l
New Albany, Ind., March 10. In the
j trial of the Rev. Ulysses G. Sutherlin,
charged with killing his wffe, Miss
Rosa Young has Identified the rope
with which it is claimed by the de
fense Mrs. Sutherlin hanged herself,
and also identified a dress skirt cov
ered with hair. She said Mrs. Suther
lin was of a happy disposition and
was not of unsound mind.
SPECIAL FOR TOMORROW
At Battles' Shoe Store, 515 Seventeenth
Street, Rock Island.
The old saying "It's cheaper to buy
snoes tnan pay doctor dims is very
true, providing you get the right kind
of shoes. We offer a few of the right
kind tomorrow at an exceptionally
Little gents' shoes, damp proof, 9
to 15, $1.
Youths' shoes, damp proof, 13 to 2,
Boys' shoes, damp proof, 2XZ to C,
Childs' damp proof shoes, C to 8, $1.
Childs' damp proof shoes, SV2 to 11V&
Misses damp proof shoes, 11 to
Infants' soft sole, all colors, 25c.
Infants' shoes, no heel. to 5, 59c.
Childs' shoes, spring heel, 5 to 8, C9c.
Hosiery for children. 2 pair for 25c.
Hosiery for men 2 pair for 25c.
While here look at the advance
styles in spring shoes. (Some "hot"
"It's a little farther, but it pays."
September, S.55. 8.57, S.50, S.57.
u heat, i; corn,
112; oats, 105.
Hogs, 12,000; cattle,
Hogs left over. 7,0o0.
Hog market opened strong to tc
higher. Light G.05G.27; mixed and
butchers 0.05QC.C2; rough heavy COO
QG.IO; good heavy COO (5.32.
Cattle market opened steady.
Sheep market opened weak.
Hogs at Kansas City, 5,000; cattle,
2,000; hogs at Omaha, 9.0K; cattle,
U. S. Yards, 8:40 a. ra. Hog market
strong 5 to 10c higher. Light G.OOfa'
and butchers t5.101tG.37-;
6.05&G.37; rough heavy
Builds up the system, puts pure, rich
blood in the veins; makes men and
women strong and healthy Burdock
Blood Bitters. At any drug store.
1 1 74 .
Chicago, March 1C Followin
the market quotations today:
7S. 788, 7S.
78. 77. 78.
78 Vi. 7S ..., 77
13, 43, 43.
July, 44. 4 1VH. 43. 43.
September. 44, 44, 44',, 44',.
May, 29. 30. 29. 29.
July. 29. 'J:)"t, 2SrM, 2S.
September, 2S', 28, 28. 2S.
May. 15.95. 15.95, 15.85. 15.92.
July, 15.80. 15.S5, 15.77, 15.S2.
May, 7.90, 7.92, 7.90, 7.90.
July, S.00, 8.02, S.0O, S.00.
September, 8.15, S.15, S.10, S 10.
May, 8.45. S.47, S.42. 8.42.
July, S.50, 8.50, 8.45, 8.47.
(5.0 5 0.1 5.
Cattle market steady. Beeves 4.00
C40; cows and heifers LOO'S 4.80;
stockers and feeders 2.80(3:4.80.
Sheep market weak to 10c lower.
Hog market closed strong to 10c
higher. Light G.055 0.32; mixed and
butchers C10C40; good heavy C.10&
C40; rough heavy 0.0500.15.
Cattle market closed steady.
Sheep market closed weak.
New York Stocks.
New York. March 10. Gas 95, V. P.
1521,6, U. S. Steel preferred 100, U. S.
Steel common 40. Reading 12S'i,
Rock Island preferred 00, Rock Island
common 20. O. & W. 51, Southern Pa
cific 00. N. Y. Central 140, Mis
souri Pacific 90, Metropolitan 112,
Manhattan 157, L. & N. 152, Smelters
159, C. F. I. 02. Canadian Pacific
171. Illinois Central 171 Vi. Penna
137. Erie 42s',. T. C. I. 150, C. &
O. 572. B. R. T. 84Vi. B- & O. 109,
Atchison 93, Locomotive? 09, Sugar
138, St. Paul 175, Copper lo7, Re
public Steel preferred 100VA.
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Today's Quotations on Provisions, Live
Stock, Feed and Fuel.
Rock Island, March 10. Following are
the wholesale quotations in today's
Provisions and Produce.
Butter Dairy, 20c to 22c.
Lard 8c 10c.
Live Poultry Spring chickens, 13c
a pound; hens, a pound, 10c; ducks,
per pound, 11c; turkeys, pr- lb., 13c
to 15c. Gee'se, per pound, 11c.
Vegetables Potatoes. 05c.
Eggs Fresh, 13c to 15c.
Feed and Fuel. i
('rain Corn. 50c; oats, 33cQ34c.
Forage Timothy hay, $12$13;
prairie. $9Q$12; clover, mixed $9
$10; straw. $5i$0.
Wood Hard, per load, $5r.50.
York ski re
A? a; fa
fc TXT,, V V IS:
in New York
for $35 $40,
arc hers for
m m -.1
Suits, Cravenettes, Top Coats
SUITS: EnglisK Club Checks, Imported Chalk Stripe
Worsteds, Persian Plaids, Twilight Gray and Clacks, 32
and 33 inch lengths. TOPCOATS in 36 inch box back
and LOUIS XV Style, 42 to 46 inches long. fa -J S
CRAVENETTES, Rainproof 0,Coat9 in S I I
d Blacks. Up from
Coal Lump, bu-hel. 14c; slacq, per
bushel, Sci 9c.
Cattle Steers, $3.50T;$5; cows r.ud
heifers. $257 $ 1.50; c alves $jT$7.
Sheep Yearlings or over, $3.003 $6;
Hogs Mixed $5.507
Wy; 11111111 .iiwih.im .um 111 j.iii,MH.;yWJiiw. 'HWHH; -J,
The partnership of Crane & Sipe.
Which means that we will have
to convert our stock into money,
and for that purpose have started
The Sale includes our New Spring Stock
of CIothing and Furnishings at sich
prices as to make it a matter of bvit a
few days before stock will be cleaned out.
COME EARLY J& CASK ONLY
1801-1803 Second Avenue, R.ock Island. 111.