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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, APRIL 12, IdOC.
TOY AND DICKSON
Evangelist and Singer Open Cam
paign in the Western .
ADDRESS TO THE CHRISTIAN
Preaches to the S:!ent Disciples To
These Mot Active in Work of
t Saving Others'.
ra3 assisted by Frank Dick-'and they govern themselves 'according
The first cf the evanselistic meet
ings in the western district of the city
wa3 held last evening at the. Central
Presbyterian church, a large congrega
tion attending. The services were in
charge of lie v. D. S. Toy of Baltimore.
c::ti, who tcclr charge cf the isur-ic of
the evening. Mr. Dickson, during the
service ang two solos, J'Clean Heart''
and "Pass It On."
The sermon by Rev. D. S. Toy was
on the subject "Silent Disciples," the
evangelist referring. to those Chris
tians who ate saved, but not saved to
serve, as the silent disciples. He said
that there are many such, who. Chris
tians themselves, feel satisfied to take
no active part in .the effort to save
Among the reasons why the people
of this class do not take an active part
in religious work, he gave money mak
ing as one of the main reasons. They
arc, he. said, so wrapped up in. that
pursuit, that they give to it their whole
time and attention, and find no room
for Christian work. Another reason
assigned was that the fashions of the
day command much of their attention.
to fashions' dictations. --
Tonight Mr. Toy addresses the peo
ple of the central district at Broadway
Presbyterian church and tomorrow
evening he speaks in tne eastern ais
trict at Spencer Memorial church.
TRACK TEAM OUT
WILL OF ELIZABETH GENUNG
Instrument is Admitted to Probate in
The will of the late Elizabeth Ge
nug of Canoe Creek was admitted to
probate in the county court this morn
ing. According to the provisions there
in William C. Genung, Helen D. Arm
strong, Ada R. Baker, Emma A. Wad
dell and Sarah E. Camp are the bene
ficiaries, $3,100 being divided among
them, as well as all the personal prop
erty. J. W. Simonsou is named as ex
ecutor of the will, which bears the
date of April 4, iyM. .......
XFORDS for Easter are correct,
and our Oxfords for everybody
are the "best ever" and the
snappiest styles we have ever shown.
Patents, Gun Metal and Tan Russia
are the popular ldathers, and we
show them made up in an endless
Bannister and Florsheim Oxfords
are the limit in style and quality.
Gun Metal, Patents, Tans,
$5 and $6.
$5.50 and $4
All the swget;sliape3 -for men in
patents and calf. See pur windows.
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Patents; and dull leathers, .
$3, 3.50 and 4
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in an endless variety of styles and
Women that wish? to-wfar smart
footwear will adopt our Pumps in
patents and gun metal, also white.
Our pumps aTe simply peifect.
They will net slip.
Ask about our "Linen Duck" Ties for
women. Carried in stock. Eight colors,
for later in the season.
New Shirting and Polish
ing Chair for Ladies.
High School Boys Take Advar.
tago of Vacation to do
" Athletic Training. '
LACK QUOTA OF SPRINTERS
Squad of Thirty Working Out on Ninth
Street Track Military Tract and
"State Meets." " '
With the vacation from studies this
week, the high school boys are train
ing daily at the Ninth street track and
preparing for the field meets of the
spring. Besides many of last year's
team, many new candidates are trying
for places making in all a zquart of o0
or more. They are just beginning to
get in shape,- having improved much
during the last week both in form. and
All events can be filled with good
competitors with the exception of th
sprints, where some doubt exists, but
from the large number of those trying
for places if. is almost assured that
some fast material can be found. Man
ager Souders is preparing a schedule
as fast as possible and already has
several dates filled. The class meet
will be held the latter part of the
month, probably the 2Sth and on May 3
and 4 the team will go to Galesburg.
The Knox meet will not be hehl this
year because of the one given by the
Military Tract association, but the
state meet will be held at. Champaign
May 12. On this date the oratorical
and declamatory contest will also be
held. The local school will be repre
sented by Charles Woodin.
Trl-l!t- Meet. .
No arrangements have yet been
made for the tri-city meet as no defin
ite answer can be had from Davenport
in regard to their desire of entering
If the Rock Island boys win the meet
they will have ownership of the cup
which has been held by them for the
last two seasons.
The senior class have their tickets
out for the class play which will be
given in the high school auditorium
April 27. Those in the cast have been
rehearsing for several weeks and the
finishing touches are now being given
in preparation for Us presentation.
The scenery which is now finished i
equal to, it not better ttian any ever
offered by an amateur trotip in this
STOLE HIS WIFE
Remarkable Suit Against Father-in-law
Filed by Port
Clyde Schreeves Asserts Scott County
Bride Was Taken From Him
A Des Moines dispatch says: "Com
pelled to flee from an irate father-in-law,
leaving: his newly wedded wife
in the possession of the latter, Clyde
Schreeves of Port Byron, 111., yester
day began suit in federal court for
$20,000 damages from Matthew Wilson
of Scott county, the father-in-law in
question. Schreeves avers in his peti
tion that he is unable to get posses
sion of the woman and in lieu of her
he must have the $20,000 to appease
his wounded affections.
Petition Is ltrmarknlilo.
"The petition is the most remarkable
ever filed in the local federal courts.
Schreeves asserts that he and Stella
Wilson were married May 16, 1901.
Not long afterwards, he says, ho and
his wife started to see her father in
Scott county, but before he got in
side the house, ha says that Wilson
appeared on the scene, rudely snatched
his wife from his clutches and threat
ened to shoot him if he didn't "clear
out." Schreeves says he . "cleared.'
He-was deeply wounded and mortified
as he made his getaway but he testifies
that the father-in-law was too strong
for him to tackle single-handed.
I.ntrr AMempa Failed.
"lie avers further in the petition that
he has since tried to regain the woman
but that he has not been able to do so.
Secorii rA venue 3 G. A. PRICE. Prop.
STAGE SETTINGS FOR
CLANSMAN ARE AMPLE
Striking Feature of Play. Tri-City Prege
Club Presents at the Burtis
A closer intimacy between the stage
and the public has brought about the
necessity for more elaborate and ex
pensive stage settings. In the old days
the glamour surrounding the actor was
intensified by his seclusion from the
general public. It was therefore easier
"or him to maintain the illusion of act
ng than it is for the modern actor.
Hence the necessity for scenery so
lifelike that it will help the actor to
;et away from himself. Another rea
son just as potent is the knowledge
:hat the public now possesses of how
stage effects, such as . thunder and
lightning, rain, etc., are produced. The
wiser the public becomes as to taa
nechanlcal contrivances of .the stags
he greater the importance of the seen
ic effects in plays laid in the south is
accentuated - because., "atmosphere? is
so -absolutely the backbone of a play
the Ecenes of-which are laid'-in- this
section. , i
One of the first steps taken by
George H. Brennan, in preparing for
the tour of Thomas Dixon, Jr.'s play.
"The Clansman," which will be seen
at the Burtis, Davenport, Dext Tuesday,
under the auspices of the Tri-City
Press club, was to arrange for a scen
ic setting of the play that will be not
able for accuracy, beauty and illusion.
The first of the five scenes shows
the exterior of the Cameron home, an
old-fashioned place embosomed in a
wealth of subtropical verdure. In the
distance is shown a splendid view of
the outlying Piedmont hills, and far
''ovond the dim outline of the Blue
Ridge melting into the soft azure of
the sky. This scene is the atmos
pheric keynote of the play.
The second act is laid in the parlor
of the Cameron homestead, where but
a trace of former opulence remains at
ter the staggering losses induced by
the war and reconstruction oppression.
The same setting remains for the
first scenv of the tfiird art, , but the
room has been decorated fur the
birthday party of Flora Cameron. The
bright decorations make more impres
sive the tragedy which falls like a pal!
on the night in which it comes, at the
close of the scene.
The second of the third act will be
a -scenic sensation. It will show the
spacious cave den of the Ku-Klux Klan.
Glittering stalactites hang menacingly
from the roof of the cave, while the
floor is covered with blocks of traver
tine piled and heaped up like subter
ranean icebergs. From the deep night
of the hidden background comes the
roar of invisible waterfalls in the heart
of the mountain. Lighted onlv by the
flickering glare of torches it would be
difficult to imagine a more impressive
The last act shows the library, in the
house of Silas Lynch.
A $1,000,000 Benefit Fund.
Nearly $1,000,000 has been raised in
ibis country for the relief of the op
pressed in Russia and such an amount
if properly distributed, cannot fa.'l to
afford relief to thousands of desttute
families. If you want relief from any
ailment brought on by over-eating or
the result of a weak stomach and in
active liver wo urgently recommem;
a trial of llostetter's Stomach Bitter,
In thousands of homes it is the main
standby because it has always been
found safe and reliable and always
gives prompt relief. Many cases o
stomach trouble have been cured by
the Bitters after other remedies had
failed. Therefore, get llostetter's at
the start. It cures sick headache, flat
ulency, heartburn, costiveness, dyspep
..a. iuuisi'MiiMi, poor anneu e. snnmr
lever, lemaie ills or mnlnria, fever and
Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea i3 a
wonderful spring tonic. It drives out
all impurities. A good thing for the
whole family. Keeps you well all sum
mer. 33 cents, tea or tablets. T. II
FRESH FISH FOR FRIDAY AT
THE H. & H. MARKET.
Fresh caught Channel Catfish,
fresh caught Lake Trout, fresh
Bulk Oysters,' etc. Order early
for first delivery.'
BUY YOUR SEEDS NOW.
THIS store is headquarters for
ail varieties of garden,
fiower and grass seeds, in pack
ages and in bulk. Special prices
to market gardeners, or other
- large buyers. Seeds are a'll
fresh stock, and very reliable.
Nasturtium seed, new and
fresh, per ounce JJi
Sweet peas, per
Genuine Kentucky blue
grass seed, per lb. 10c
White clover seed, per
Chase & Sanborn's special blend
Mocha and Java coffee,
lb. 27c; 4 lbs. for SI. 00
Delicious flavor fancy sun dried
Japan tea, per lb. 3Sc;
3 lbs- fr $1.10
Plenty of good dairy
butter, lb. - -20
Strictly fresh eggs,
per dozen 15c
Stuffed olives, per
Finest domestic oil sar
dines, per can 4c
Alaska red salmon, tall
can, 2 cans for 25c
This is the flour market for the
three cities. 'Nearly everyone
has learned that we are selling
the Sleepy Eye flour, the very
best flour milled, at $1
per sack; just ,.. SI. 00
Harris & Hess
Eighteenth Street . Third Ave.
Old Phones 456 and 4S0. New
- phenea 5440 and E825.
"Uje Store That S cities
y&tt Money" J Jr
The Silk Question
requires a good deal of thinKing, a
bit of Knowledge, and some hard taorK
to gain the front ranK. as silK. mer
chants, but the scores of netv ideas
in the stocK. that is grooving bigger
and bigger c-Verjr day gi-Vcs us a pret
ty firm footing as leaders, you can
sec nearly cOcry Knotvn silK here.
XVe haxJc e-Oery fashionable color
and netu design in our stocK. Here is
an example of soma of the a.lues:
36-inch all silk Black Taffetta, very swell
and new, regular SI. 25 value, Friday and
Per Yard, 78c.
36-inch Black Panu de Soie, greatest value
ever offered at $1.25, tomorrow and Sat
urday. Per Yard, 89c.
24-inch Black Peau de Soie, same value as
the SI. 25, tomorrow and the day after at
Per Yard, 69c.
20-inch Windham Taffeta, exceptionally
fine for shirt waist suits; various colors, a
very serviceable silk and fashionable, too.
Tomorrow and Saturday,
Per Yard, 85c.
We also carry the Windham Silks in
black. Your money back if Windham fails
The charm, the daintiness and effective
ness of the silk department probably is the
changeable Taffetas; this particular silk is
highly artistic in every sense, per yard,
Friday and Saturday 50c.
We might as well attempt to name the pret
tiest flowers of spring as to catalogue the
manifold beauty of the Baizai Silks, they
are so rich and delicate, just what you want
for a graduating dress. This silk is the
pride of Japan, and Friday and the follow
ing day we will sell it at,
Per Yard, 50c. -
We also have the 27-inch imported Japan
Silks. This silk embraces everything that
is commendable for quality, beauty, utility
and price, is made in such colors as Reseda
green, light and dark blue, pink, red, brown,
cream and white, and the price tomorrow
and next day,.
Per Yard, 35c.
Have you mad e your
Easter selections as yet?
Remember, we are the
p eers of the Millinery
and Suit situation S 5