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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 2,
Davenport Man U gain Made
Chairman of the United
STRUBLE GOES UNNOTICED
Easiness of Conference Disposed of in
Evening Session Declarations
Added to Platform.
At the national conference of the
united christian party, held yesterday
at the Watch Tower, sessions wore)
laid morning, afternoon and evening.
Practically all of. the business was
transacted in I he evening. The opera
tions of W. R. Struble in alternating
to get control of the party by callin;
a meeting here last winter and effect
ing a reorganization were entirely ig
noreil. Xone of the Struble adherents
v.cre present and the persons hereto
fore identified with the working and
control of the part- were in charge,
William R. Uenkert. who has served
as the chairman of the national or
ganization for several years, was not
a candidate for reelection, btit his
party associates named him again.
Mrs. Kathryn V. Grinnell was elected
vice chairman and Airs. W. R. Benkerr
secretary. The chairman was author
ized to select an advisory board of
seven members. The conferees decid
ed to hold the next convention in Rock
, Resolutions were passed thanking
the press of all political parties for
courteous treatment and also in appre
ciation of the favors received at the
hands of the management of the Watch
Tower, where the conferences have1
been held annually.
ilr. firinncll Sprakx.
A feature of the afternoon session
was an address by Mrs. Kathryn V.
(Jrinnell of Chicago on the subjec',
"Woman in the State." There were
other addresses in. the afternoon, but
this was the principal one. The morn
ing was given over to devotional exer
cises. J. I. Fry of Rock Island was
chairman of the conference and Mrs.
W. R. Benkert was secretary.
In the evening the platform of 1903
was reaffirmed, the ten commandments
being the basis and a part thereof, and
in addition the conference by resolu
tion made the following declarations:
"As an expression of consent or ai-
, legiance em the part of the governed
jin harmony with the above platform
and statements, wo declare for the
I . . . . - o t
I adoption ana use or me system 01 ieg
islai ion known as the 'initiative refer
endurn' and the 'imperative mandate.
"We believe the time 'to have ar
rived when the eternal principles cf
justice, mercy and love, expressed in
God's perfect moral law and exempli
fied in the life and teachings of Jesus
Christ, should be embodied in the con
stitution of our nation and applied in
concrete form to every function of ou
"We maintain that this statement is
in harmony with the declaration of the
supreme court of the United States
that 'this is a Christian nation,' and
the accepted principle in judicial de
cisions that no law should contravene
the divine law.
"We deprecate certain immoral laws
which have grown out of the failure
of our nation to recognize these? prin
ciples, notably such as require the
desecration of the Sabbath, authorize
unscriptural marriage and divorce, and
license the manufacture and sale of
intoxicating liquors as a. beverage; le
galizing capital punishment and selfish
trusts and refusing to let honest wo
men vote while men who openly defy
our laws frequently boss and control
"The execution of these immoral
laws above mentioned we hold to be
neither loyalty to our country nor hon
oring to God; therefore, it shall ba
our purpose to administer the govern
ment so far as it shall be entrusted to
us by the suffrages of the people, i ri
accordance with the principles herein
set forth, and until amended, our
oath of office shall be to the consti
tution and laws as herein explained
and to no other, and we will look to
Him who has all power in heaven and
in earth to vindicate our purpose in
reeking His glory and the welfare of
our beloved land.
"Wo hold that all men and women
are created free and with equal rights.
:nd tleclare for the establishment of
such political, industrial and social
conditions as shall guarantee to every
person civic equality, the full fruits of
:is or her honest toil, and opportunity
tor I he righteous enjoyment of t In
"We declare for the election of the
president and vice president and
I'nited States senators by the direct
vote ef the people-.
"We declare for such amendment to
the United States constitution as shall
be necessary to give the principles
herein set forth an undeniable legal
basis in the fundamental law of our
"We favor a uniform marriage and
divorce lav,- in every state.
"We eieclare in favor of an equal
standard of morals for both sexes, and
most vigorously oppose the traffic in
girls and all forms of the social evil.
"We arc opposed to war and con
elemn irob violence.
"Ve favor government ownership of
coal mines, oil wells and public utili
"We are opposed to government rev
enue from the manufacture and sale of
Intoxicating liquors as a beverage.
"We are opposed to all trusts and
combines contrary to the welfare of the
common people, anil declare that
Christian government, through direct
legislation ef the people, women includ
ed, corresponding with God's law, will
regulate the trusts and the labor prob
lem according to the golden rule.
"We say especially to the nms of
toil: Jesus, the Christ, is your friend.
In His name and through th practice
of His principles you may obtain your
rights long withheld and long outraged.
You have the vote' necessary to en
throne 1 Jim. His love and principles.
politically applied, will lift you up and
give you true civic liberty."
DRIVE TOO FAST
Trio of Belgians Get Too Hilari
ous and One is In
THROWN TO THE PAVEMENT
Fred Vcnloo Spends Night in Hospital
Able to Appear This Morning
and Get Fined.
Terrible plagues, those itching, pes
tering diseases of the t-kin. Put an end I
to misery. Doan's Ointment cures. Atl
any drug store.
Vrtt Venloo. who either fell or was
fliiown liom a buggy near the coiner
of Third avenue and Twenty-first
stivrf. last evening a little alter 4
o'clock, was uncoiu-e i)ii.? for hours af
ter hv was taken to St. Anthony's hos
pital, bi.t was abb1 to appear before
Magiitiate Kllioit litis n'ornin-; on a
charge of disorderly conduct. The
chaige was that, with his tw com
panions, Serophius Uoseland and Tm:j
Williams, he was guilty ef fast driving
and other disturbances. Hach was
fined $lu and costs.
OIKeei-H In 1'iirntilt.
Officer Thomas Gordon raw the
Ihree men in the rig driving nt a hi,",-!
tate i.f speed about a Mock above tli.
serene of the accident, but he was un
able to slop them. He telephoned l.i
Hie station for an officer to meet an 1
stop them. Before Sergeant Hrougli
v. as through talking to Gordon the
call came over the oilier phone for the
After Venloo fell out the others
went on and John Schmid, formerly a
member of the department, took them
into custody. One of them got away,
but he held the other. Later the run
waay offender was caught and both
were lodged in the station, the Injured
man being taken to the hospital for
epairs. It was at Hrt thought tha
he was very seriously If not fatally In
jured, but it (k'veloped that aside from
oeing knocked senseless he suffered
only slight scalp and shonldr;
wounds. He remained at the hospital all
night and was brought down to H e
station this morning.
Of course you pay your money.
But you get your money's worth.
Tor what do s money mean to you
When Rocky Mountain Tea's on earth ?
T. H. Thomas' pharmacy.
Bad blood and indigestion are deadly
enemies to good health. Burdock Blood
Bitters destroys them.
T W T W -W-V -. T" T
H ' J'HESE are the newest style3 and at prices at which we bought
f tncra, we are enabled to offer them at a sale-offering to you:
One lot of infants' slips at 19c
One lot of children's white dress
es, ages 1, 2 and 3 years, at 89c.
One lot of children's white dress
es, ages 1. 2 and 3 years, at 50c.
Large line of children's wash
dresses from $2.50 down to 42c.
One lot of children's skirts, up to
age 10, at 42c.
One lot of children's drawers, up
to age 10, at 15c.
One lot of children's drawers up
to age 14, at 25c.
One lot of children's underwaists
from 2 to 8 years, at 9c.
"THE STORE THAT SAVES YOU PJ3QHEY"
1723, 1725, 1727 Second Avsnuo
Extra Special: Underskirts
TOMORROW 2:30 TO 4 R M.
JX, liavc a small collection of SiUSk; rts in all colors tliat
sold regularly at prices ranging from $6.98 to $10; we
ask you to look at trie one m our west window; they have never
been sold at sucli a price, tut to see whether you know a bargain.
we will offer them between 2:30 and 4
Child ren s Spring' Coats ? Regular Price
Liarnivai JDay: I omorrow
ARE YOU READY?
' J 0 make tomorrow doubly interesting for eager shoppers
we have selected from our mammoth stock of under
muslms. on the second floor, where we are having the great
est sale of Ladies vVearirg Apparel ever heid in the tn-
M cities. . number or very extra specials tor vour consid-
1 eration :
Ladies' Muslin drawers, plain or tucked ruffled, umbrella
style, buy them tomorrow at
One lot of ladies' trimmed muslin skirts that sell regu!arly
as high as ?1.1S, tomorrow
a in h rj g a b 1 &r a if 5 m
Notice Lot Xo. 1 Corsets, dip hi;, two sets ho:-o supporters, regu
lar values at Gc and 7-"c, money saved by you when Af
you buy them at
Ladies' muslin gowns, values up to ?1. 23; look for Lot No. "-Ti"v
1, other stores cannot sell this gown for the money we ask. iy
One lot of corset covers, some ef tnc.se sold at 75c, but to
move them quick as a flash, they go at
G HA APRONS
while to see, tomorrow. .
A collection P
that will be f,r
ONLY 3 DAYS MORE OF THE
A Most Surprising Red uction Sale at the
Very Ben inning of the Sp rm Season.
A WONDERFULLY beautiful assembling of the newe;t styles m Women's and Misses' Ready
made Apparel for Spring and Summer. This amazing bargain m women s and children's wearing
apparel is only one of the many extraordinary values that will greet eager shoppers tomorrow and balance
of week. No other store can duplicate our low prices. You will be delighted with the great array of
stylish, smart, up-to-date gacments suits, coats, dresses, skirts, muslm undergarments, waists, in fact
everything that will satisfy one s wants from the leading mauufacturcrs. All that is new, captivating and
charming m women s, misses and children s attire can be found in splendid variety at positively the low
est prices on our second floor, before this great sale closes Saturday night. May 5th. Remember the old
adage, "She who knows and knows that she knows is a wise woman follow her!
Ladies Tailored Suits
gUPPOSE $15 is the amount you ve set aside to spend
for a suit. Th ere are a great number at this little price.
Xhey include the world's best make?. In such popular col
ors as Alice bl ue, green, lavender and all other iff -jj f4
new shades. These suits have been selling H
from $20 to $25, during this sale, choice v
Choice or These Suits, $6.98
XHEY arc a lot of tu.ts. carefully tailored, graceful cir
cular skirts, all good valuer, regular
price from $15 to $20; a great
saving to you at
We have just six of these coats left;
they sold regularly st $10 and $15;
but to close them out, choice during
Kimono dressing sacques in navy
blue, black and red, pretty floral and
striped designs, cells everywhere at
COc, during this sale they go at
The vvrdrcbe which lacks one of
these emergency coats is incompleta
indeed; regular price $12.50, you have
just three mere days to buy them at
HEREWITH you will find a choice collection of
articles nfeded on one or more occasions.
They are on sale tomorrow at the
Eastman's Antiseptic Talcum Powder,
crushed roses, re.:lar price 15c, for ..
Ladies black cotton hose, high spliced hcol and toe,
black and white feet, all sizes from it to
in at 15c per pair, or 2 for
Iadies blacl: and white stocking
at, per pair
Ladies' 2C-:nch umbrellas, silko cover, regular $1.42
number, choice of 50 new styles
of handles at
Men's 28-inch umbrellas, steel rod, 8-rib frame, silko
cover, our $1.C0 leader,
Ladies underwear, low neck, sleeveless union suits.
umbrella style, lace trimmed, all sizes,
while they last ,
Ladles ribbed vests, sleeveless or with
wing sleeves, tape neck, all sizes
The Jewelry Department affords a very extra
cial a backcomb with gold band, sells
regularly at 25c, for ,
If you are in doubt as to what to use to tr2m that new
dress call and see the Kichclieu plaiting, or
at per yard
The very latest creation today is the
Bridge Jacket; see them at the lace
counter from 40c to
Stair carpet, very serviceable, good pattern, 22-inch
wide regular 15c. tomorrow
per yard 7
Shoe laces, pair
Bone hairpins, each
Visit the Floral, department on .thefirst floor where
you will Cad a large collection of spring plants,
caruations, etc., at very moderate prices. -
, '' '' "1
$25 Silk Shirtwaist Suits $15
ONE of the prett.esi of recent arrivals of Silk Shirt
C 1 .
waist Duits were those regular 32J gar- fT -J
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- tl T Mill
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nave a very prettv collection ot Duit3. in gray.
black, green and mixtures, at a
popular price ; ask to
Represent strength, beauty, economy, reduced cost, indestructibility
hence refrigerator perfection. They are an investment that re
turn dividends cf satisfaction . A purchase that l.'.ets a lifetime.
The best refrigerator made plus a little better. If there is any per
son wanting a refrigerator, now is your opportunity; make a small
payment and we will hold same until ordered delivered.
rT"MIE above shows our "Stone
White Refrigerator" in the
"Household" pattern. This pat
tern is very popular because it
does not take up much floor space,
has a good amount of shelf room,'
and is very easy to ice from the
front. Cases are of - rich, dark
golden oak, with plain raised pan
els, doors are heavy and strong,
and fitted with elegant solid brass
trimmings, also fitted with the
patent "Maine" ice grate, and re
movable woven steel wire shelves.
These refrigerators come In two
sizes, the smaller one at $23, and
the larger one at
All of Them.
TOMORROW, Friday and Szturday ycu will find a number of good
bargains in our housefurnishing department, Third floor. A
small number for immediate consideration:
Rattan carpet beaters 10c
Bathtub seats 35c
Mrs. Potts' irons 63c
Handy potato slicers 4c
Handy can-cpeners 4c
Galvanized garbage pail, 75c
Garden trowels 4c
Handy paring knife 4c
Children's garden ccts, 23c, 9c
Beautify Your Home
J-JERE is a small collection for your read
ing that go on sale tomorrw and bal
ance of week at money-saving prices:
Tuberoses, dozen... 8c
Dahlia Bulbs, Bunch 8c
Canna Bulbs, 2 for 5c
Carnations, bunch, 10c, 3 for 25c
Tigridias Bulbs, 3 for 5c
Caladium Bulbs 5c
Asparagus Roots, each lc
Leave your order now for American Beauty
Roses and Ramblers at' 15c and 30c.
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Wask Goods Dept.
KiOO yards of Vonise lawn, L'S inr-hes
wide, jier yard
"0 inch Y. fc M. Hatiste, plain
C ) patterns to ntl.-ct from,
and tl filled, over
KVinch Kntu h lawn, colors black,
lii:ht blue, pink and cream, very
s well, per yard
blue, fan, red,
THIS is out- single door "White
Mountain" Ittfrigerat o r,
made of hardwood and finished in
beautiful dark "golden oak."
Trimmings are heavy and of hand
some design. Cases are hand
somely carved. It has sliding
shelves, removable waste pipe and
trap, removable flues and swing
ing baseboard, and is clean and
cleanable, also a thoroughly good
food preserver. This refrigerator
is low in price and high in merit.
.... 25c f
Mercerized tifiYta, black and white checks, express
ly made for waists or shirtwaist
suits, per yard 3C
Urocadod mercerized waistings, two shades of tan.
light gr en anii ivseda, c
Hgurcd butchers' linen, 2S inches wide.
more at oth r stores, tomorrow
2S-inch black and white barred
panama, per yard
Silkized poplins in black, cream, white, yray, .Mii
blue, tan, reseda, dark green, red ami pink,
per yard 40c and
SS inch satin, Liberty Mereoufe for rhir'. vai:t :-uiis
washable, colors black, Alice blue, du;k )Cr
blue and green, at per yard A-yC
32 inch Hongkong Pongee, gray and light
shades only, per yard 50c and
40 inch Mohair, colors tan, Alice blue, wake,
and blue, per yard
52 inch cream Panama for suits and
skirts, per yard
45 inch cream Mohair, to see this will be
to buy, per yard
31 inch silk embroidered dot mohair, very new, for 'J
ouiiinuisi HuiLft, wi:iie, ngiu eiue, diowu, r m
;reen and black dots, per yard
36-inch black taffeta, per yard 89c
SC-inch black taffeta, per yard 7:o
36-Inch I'eau de sole, per yard QC