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THE AHGUS, TUESDAY, J'tJLV 3, 1906.
NEIV PRESS IS TO BE BUILT
TO MEET ARGUS REQUIREMENTS
Contract Let to Duplex Com
pany For Three-Deck
MODERN IN ALL RESPECTS
Involves Expenditure of $10,000, and
Will Be a Mod
el. Tre Argus has a Fourth of
July announcement of its own to make.
It is to have a new press, one built
especially for it, and which when in
stalled a few months hence will be
second, to none in the three cities or
any other city of, the size of the com
bined population of the municipal tri
unlon. For some time The Argus has had
the press proposition under considera
tion. With the constant need of more
space in its columns to ac
commodate the steady growth
in the demand of advertisers,
and daily increase in the volume of the
news matter, the requirements of great
er facilities has been becoming more
and more apparent for a long time.
The question has heretofore boon,
not so much as to the necessity of a
press with greater assembling capacity
so far as pages and arrangement arc
concerned and of more speed, as to
what nature of the machine that would
best serve the purposes of The Argus
and meet the requirements of its
friends and patrons in the fulfillment
of its mission as regards the sufficient
presentation of both its news and ad
Klrat of Ihr Kind In Three I lira.
It was the good fortune of The Ar
gus to bring to the three cities the first
web perfecting press ever built for the
tri-city field. It was indeed, the first
Cox Duplex press built by the now fa
mous Duplex Printing Press company
of Battle Creek. Mich. This was 11
years ago, and' for a considerable time
The Argus enjoyed exclusively the dis
tinction in this entire territory of
possesing a press of this up-to-date
nature. Later other papers followed
The Argus' example.
The Argus press at that time was a
model of perfection. Newspaper pub
lishers and their representatives came
from considerable distances to see it in
operation and praised its marvelous
mThanlpm. That press is still in oper
ation in The Argus press room, and in
rHSfti BEING DISHONEST A WHiTF J
IT PAY-S TO KEEP YOUR EYE-5 OPEN.
YOU WON'T &E READY TO GET IN WHEN
there'J .something doing if you Pom.
IF YOU'RE GOING To 5E "IN IT" TOMORROW
MAKE YOUR PREPARATIONS THIJ EVENING.
THIS STORE WILL BE OPEN.
WE'VE A "CRACKING" &UNCH OF "SUR
PRISES" FOR YOU. THIS IS THE LAST DAY
OF THE IMPROVEMENT SALE AND WE'RE
GOING TO CLOSE IT WITH A "BLAZE OF
GLORY." HERE'S A PART OF THE LIST:
ALL J ARTICLES 79C.
ALL 50C ARTICLES 37C.
ALL TIES, LINEN COLLARS, 50C AND
25C HOSIERY AT HALF PRICE.
many respects is a fine machine yet,
despite the hard wear and tear.through
which it has gone In serving Argus
Throughout the long period of time
in which it has been in operation, it
has been the instrumentality in laying
before Argus readers a wondrous story
of local history and the affairs of the
universe day by day, with all the lights
and shadows that mark the flight of
time and the ups and downs of men
and institutions. During the Spanish-
American clash it was perhaps put to
its best test. In the turning out of two
or three or more editions a day for
weeks and months as events in the
the war drama developed, it did not slip
a cog. Through its efficiency and reli
ability The Argus was enabled to lead
the three city field in all those stirring
events, as it subsequently did when
the dreadful tragedy of the murder of
President McKinley stunned the na
tion. More recently in the instance of
the San Francisco disaster, The Argus
agaiu. through the advantage its
press offers in its condition of prepar
edness for emergency, brought forth
the first news of any paper in the three
cities of the appalling calamity that
startled the universe. Innumerable
instances of this nature with which
the public is familiar might be recalled
Urowth 'With the Community.
So that the "old hoss" is not being
retired because it has proven unfaith
ful or has passed the day of its useful
ness. In the march of time, and in iho
progress and growth of the field The
Argus serves and the progress :vi
growth of the field has marked the pro
gress and growth of The Argus the
demand has simply exceeded the capa
city to fulfill. More pages and better
facilities for the assembling of the
same in book form, aud more speed as
provided through modern invention,
have made the change essential.
Confronted by these conditions. The
Argus has for months had under con
sideration' propositions and proposals
from the various printing press manu
facturers of the country. It has finally
let the contract to the Duplex Printing
Prcs3 company of Battle Creek. Mich.,
for the construction for its special use
and purposes of the latest model and
most completely equipped press built
by that company. The press will cost
$10,000 and the transaction Is a
strictly cash one. The press is to be
built on a rush order, the manufactur
ers agreeing to undertake to eclipse
past records in press construction and
deliver to The Argus its new machine
early in the autumn. Thf contraot
was closed some days ago, and advices
TOATi WESHOULD ALJVS
LOOK OUT FOR '-SURPRISES-TMlS'JTOR
QUALITY STYLE 6l Pfcl CES.
IF YOU DOUBT THAT HONESTY
IS THE BE5T Poli CY. JVST TRY
BEM DISHONEST A WHILE
from Battle Creek are that the work of
erection has already been begun.
Jut General Idea.
A more detailed description of the
press will be given later, and whea the
press arrives it will do its own talk
ing. Suffice it to say now that it will
be a three-decked Twentieth Century
press with every modern equipment as
to speed and page assembling capacity,
together with color attachments, etc.
The installation of the new press will
necessitate the enlargement of The
Argus press room and other improve
ments In this department of the plant.
Fair tODlicht and A edneadny; not
much change In temperature.
J. M. SHERIfSR Iocal Forecaster.
Temperature at 7 a. m., U5) at 3:34)
p. m., 7U. Minimum temperature In 24
houra, tttit maximum. 72. ' Veloelty of
wind at 8 a. in., 5 lullea. Italufnll In 2-1
houra, .:W In' hex.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
LaSalle coal at Mueller's only.
Open this evening. J. Ramser.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
For bus or express. Spencer & Trefz.
For bus, baggage, express, call Robb's.
For bus or express. Spencer & Trefz.
Open tonight. Ullemeyer & Sterling.
Ramser's jewelry store will be open
Remember the J. S. excursion to Mus
catine July 4.
Open this evening, closed all day to
morrow. J. Ramser.
Meet me at the J. S. July 4 at S:30
a. m. and 2:30 p. m.
Buy your long gloves at Young &
McCombs' this evening.
Lawn mowers sharpened and repair
ed at Rock Island saw works.
Fly screens, Improved make, for sale
at Mueller Lumber company.
Open this evening and closed all day
July 4, Ullemeyer & Sterling.
Kroegel's veal loaf is the finest arti
cle for lunch and picnic purposes.
H. T. Stemon wants your tin and fur
nace work. 1526-1528 Fourth avenue.
Plenty of fresh fish every day at
Aten's fish market, 2121 Fourth av
enue.' Miss Marie Jensen has been confin
ed to her home for several days by ill
Get your fireworks at Young & Mc
Combs' this evening. Store open until
Our store will be open tonight and
closed all day July 4. Ullemeyer &
Good electric fans, all kinds, at the
American Electric. 119 Seventeenth
street, Robb's old place.
Automobiles for hire by the hour or
trip. Rock Island Automobile garage,
1812 Third avenue. New phone 5G05.
Most pleasant way to spend the
Fourth by going to Muscatine on the
steamer J. S. Only 50 cents the round
Two excursions to Muscatine on the
steamer J. S. July 4. You can't afford
to stay at home with these opportuni
ties. Enjoy the Fourth by shooting fire
works. Largest variety in the three
cities to select from at Young & Mc
Combs'. Fishing tackle, picnic supplies, ham
mocks, etc., for your day's outing to
morrow, can be had at Young & Mc
Combs this evening.
Ask for Kroegel's choice veal loaf,
sold at the H. & H. grocery, Lange &
Heitmann's. Shields. Hodges & Bla
del's, and Charles Apple's.
E. B. MeKown sells the original and
genuine Pocahontas coal, the best and
cheapest fuel for furnaces. Order now
at the lowest summer price.
Prayer meeting at Broadway Presby
terian church will be held Thursday
evening instead of 'Wednesday evening,
at 7:30 o'clock, in the church.
The ladies of St. Joseph's Altar so
ciety will hold a sociable at the resi
dence of Miss Abbie Burns. 905 Fourth
avenue, Friday evening. July t.
Celebrate the Fourth by going to
I Muscatine on the steamer J. S. Leaves
Rock Island at 8:30 a. m. and 2:30 p.m.
Fare, only 50 cents the round trip.
Expert manicuring, shampooing and
thorough treatment of the hair and
Bcalp given by Mrs. Sol Levi, 736 Sev
enteenth street. Old phone west. 59.
A very handsome assortment of la
dies' white skirts. Just the thing to
complete your 4th of July outfit at from
$1.25 to $3.00, at Young & McCombs'.
The launch Emma L.. will leave the
boat house at Rock Island at 7:30 a.
m.. Fourth of July for Andalusia, if the
weather is favorable. Price, round trip
50 cents. Henry Perry.
Young & McCombs' store will be
open until9:30 this evening in order
that all may supply their wants to
make tomorrow the glorious Fourth
one solid day of pleasure.
The 4th of July without fireworks is
like an ice cream soda without ice
cream. Get a few at Young & Mc
Combs' this evening and j'our Fourth
will be a genuine pleasure.
$40 saved . The Wellington is not in
the typewriter trust. Npne better at
any price. Call at 313 Brady, Daven
port. Iowa, (rear Simons jewelry
store). Phone. Old 79; New 961.
The youn Posaterl brothers have
opened a first class shining parlor at
302 Twntith street and will hA?tn
business On the Fourth of July.. -A car-
ILoirg View HI el
$500 Lots Less 15 Per Cent . $255
$325 Lots Less 15 Per Cent $276.95
$350 Lots Less 15 Per Cent $297.50
$375 Lots Less 15 Per Cent $317.75
SCALPED BY TIRES
Clarence Larson, Aged 12,
jured in Collision of
THROWN FROM HIS SEAT
Over 20 stiches Required to Close
Wounds Removed to Home at
102 Ninth Street.
Clarence Larson, aged 12, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Larson is confined to
his home, 102 Ninth street, with sever
al severe scalp wounds sustained Sat
urday evening In a collision between a
grocery wagon, which he was driving,
and a plaster wagon. The accident oc
curred about 5:30 o'clock on Ninth
street, near Twelfth avenue. The Lar
son boy with another hoy was driving
south, and Elmer Nelson, the contract
or, was driving into town. The boys
say he turned out of the road as far
as possible, and called to Nelson to
turn out. The plaster wagon struck
the lighter wagon, and the Larson boys
were thrown out, falling under the
wheels of the other wagon.
Sculp WniiniN from WhrelM.
Young Larson had been employed at
the grocery store of Charles Apple, and
was delivering goceries.- When the col
lision occurred Nelson and his compan
ion, a laborer.drove on for some distance
before they noticed that the boy was
hurt. The colored helper then went back,
assisted in removing the body to his
home, where he was attended by a sur
geon. The boy sustained severe cuts,
the scalp being literally torn from his
head in places. Over 20 stitches were
required to close the wounds. The fact
that quantites of dirt were ground into
the wounds makes them more serious.
nation will be given to every patron on
the opening night. Everybody wel
come. The Wellington Visible is the handi
est for the home. Introductory price
only $60,000. Call at 313 Brady street.
(rear Simons jewelry store), or phone
Old 79; New 9G1, Davenport Iowa.
Chief F. L. Tubbs of the fire depart
ment announces that the Irene, the fine
new launch that he is now putting the
finishing touches on, will be ready for
the water Thursday. The boat will be
one of the finest in these waters.
Captain E. H. Dunavin led Company
A on a hike to Long View park last
evening. The boys are drilling hard to
get in readiness for the encampment
which will be held at Camp Lincoln by
the 6th. the latter part of this month.
$5.00 pays two months' rent Welling
ton Visible typewriter. Rent applied
i purchased. Machines delivered. F.
H. Shlnn company, agents, 313 Brady
street, (rear Simons jewelry store).
Davenport, Iowa, phone, Old 79; New
At last! A good, reliable typewriter
at a reasonable price. The Wellington
Visible deserves investigation. Ma
chines rented at $2.50 per month. Call
or phone, F. H. Shinn company, agents.
313 Brady street, (rear Simons Jewelry
store), Davenport, Iowa.
Mimeographing. . We are agents for
the Rotary mimeograph. Carry full
line supplies. Do job work for the pub
lic. Call or write. F. H. Shinn com
pany, 313 Brady street, Davenport,
Iowa, (rear Simons jewelry store).
Phone, Old 79; New 961.
The funeral services over the re
mains of the late Miss Emma Willms,
were held at the- home on Tenth street
and Third avenue Sunday afternoon at4
a,re Selling Rapidly and It Will Pa.y to Investigate.
Lot 'Proposition E,-Ver Offered
In 5his City,
Discount Off the Following Prices
WhicK a.re the Lowest Ever Offered on High. Level Lots
With Beautiful Surroundings. Convenient to Street
Ca.r Service a.nd Accessible to City Water. 3 5 5 5 3
2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. J. B. Rut
ter. Interment took place at Chippian
nock cemetery. The pallbearers were
William Hoffman, E. Hoffman, George
Willms, George Cook, Fred Schroeder,
aud Harry Barth.
The funeral of Mrs. Rosa Schlueter
was held Sunday afternoon from the
home, Rev. C. A. Mennicke, pastor of
the German Lutheran church conduct
ing the services. Burial took place at
the Lutheran cemetery. W. F. Schroe
der, William Kuschman, Nicholas Juhl,
Henry Lamp, Detrich Kroecke, and
Jacob Brockman were pall bearers.
BIG FLAG WILL FLOAT
FROM THE HARPER
Immense Pole Surmounting Building
from Which Banner Will
Swing to Breeze.
In celebration of the glorious Fourth
tomorrow, the Harper house will fly
the biggest flag from the highest point
ever seen in the three cities Rock Is
land arsenal, perhaps, alone excepted.
This distinction comes responsive to
the patriotic impulses of Robert C.
Willerton, the long time standby of the
house, who bears the added honors of
being color sergeant to Commodore
Charles McHugh, in whose various en
terprises it becomes proper that the
nation's colors should oft be displayed.
The old flag staff on the Harper has
been replaced by one much higher and
stronger, which rises 40 feet above the
roof and which from the attic floor to
which it is anchored to the top is 00
I feet long. The pole is equipped with
a modern double truck, which will en
able the floating of a 23 feet national
There are few points in Rock Island
or Davenport from which the starry
banner of the Harper will not be seen
hereafter on all suitable occasions.
Fire in Basement.
Kindling wood piled too near a hot.
water heater at the Harris & Hess
Grocery company's store caught fire in
tbe basement this afternoon at 2:15.
The department was summoned, but
the flames had been extinguished by
the employes of the store. The tim
bers were slightly scorched, but the
damage is nominal.
Licensed to Wed.
Thomas Edgar Cable
Lydia Tompkins Cable
Robert F. Hartman Burlington
Mary Schmers West Burlington
Edward A. Robbins . . . .' Moline
Addie Amelia Young Macon, Mo.
More Than All Others.
There are more Northern touring cars
in the tri-cities than any other make.
Ask the man who owns one. Our 1906
model takes all hills on the high gear.
It is the only family car. Call on the
Davenport Automobile company 310
314 Main street.
The Northern 'automobile is the qui
etest car In the world, and the only car
to ride in If you wish to keep your
clothes free from dust. Davenport Au
TAN SHOE TALK
Tan Shoes for comfort.
Ladies' chocolate Gibson ties,
the latest for street wear.
"Tans are selling." Shoe
We told you so. Note the well
dressed man or woman,-and see
their tan shoes. That's why we
have provided with up-to-date
tans. Tans for wear. .
Footfittera, Twentieth Street.- -
TWO HERE FRIDAY
Judge Gest and Judge Graves
Conclude Business in
COURT DENIES A NEW TRIAL
Appeal in Busey Case Arguments on
Exceptions Concluded in the Tel
ephone. Injunction Case.
Court was adjourned this morning by
Judge Gest until Friday, when he ami
Judge Graves will both be here to dis
pose of various matters pending. Judge
Gest will probably hold court also on
Saturday, and if all of the business is
concluded by that time adjournment
for the term may take place.
Judge Gest this morning allowed the
motion for permission to file an amend
ed declaration in the case of Mrs. Mary
Busey vs. the Chicago, Rock Island &
Pacific Railway company, and overrul
ed a motion for a new trial, which was
made by the defendant. An appeal will
( onclndr ArKumrntn.
In the circuit court yesterday after
noon Judge Ramsay heard the argu
ments on the exceptions to the answer
in the injunction case of the Central
Union Telephone company vs. the city
of Rock Island. The principal excep
tions taken are as to the allegations of
poor service, exorbitant rates, discour
teous treatment on the part of the off!
cers and managers of the company.
Ak fur Divorce.
Suit for divorce has been filed by
Mrs. Harriet Eye of Moline against her
husband. William A. Eye. The defend
ant is charged with habitual drunken
ness and cruelty. The parties to the
suit were married in Anamosa, Iowa.
Jan. 2. H"H. and lived together until
June 27. 1!G. They are the parents of
one daughter 7 years of age, of whicti
the complainant asks the custody. H
M. McCaskrin is attorney for the com
plainant. CHURCH TO HAVE OUTING
Evangelical Friedens Congregation
Plani Picnic for Tomorrow.
The annual picnic of the Evangelical
Friedens congregation and Sunday
school will take place fomorrow at Po
wee's grove and Fourth street and Fif
teenth avenue. A big time is planned.
RIVER R IP LET S.
The Columbia was in from the south.
The Mac, Ruth, Emily. Prescott and
Eclipse were north and south. The E
Rutledge and It. D. Kendall went north
The stage of water was JJ.10 at C a.
m. aud 9.i'0 at noon.
Slowly decreasing stages in the Mis
sissippl will continue from below Du
buque to Muscatine.
Flood li ght Ch'ge
stage 7 am. 24 hrs.
feet feet feet
St. Paul 14 10.4 :0.1
Red Wing 14 8.0 0.2
Reed's Landing 12 7.1 0.0
La Crosse 12 8.C :0.1
Prairie du Chien 18 9.8 0.0
Dubuque 18 10.7 0.1
Le Claire 10 6.8 0.1
Rock Island 15 9.1 0.
Des Mo!nes Rapids 8 5.6 0.0
Keokuk 15 9.7 :0.1
St. Louis 30 20.3 :0.2
Memphis ... 33 14.9 0.0
New Orleans 16 7.3 :0.1
J. M. SHERIER. Local Forecaster
C. G. BACK.
Rock Island. III.. June 13, lf'G.
To HIS Honor, Mayor George W. Mc
Caskrln: Sir: I hereby make application for
a saloon licenso to sell Intoxicating,
malt, inous and fermented liquor
from the first Monday of May, 1 (()
the first Monday of November, 1 Uot;,
for a saloon as aforesaid at No. 7"0
Seventh street in tli- iliy of Rock Is
land, county of Rock Island, htatc of
Illinois and accompany this applica
tion signed by a majority of the proper
ty owners on both sides of said Sev
enth street within o feet in each di
rection of the front door of said No.
700 Si vonth street and herewith ten-'
lor you bond as required by the ordin
ances of the city of Rock Island and
the laws of the state of Illinois wilh
Simon Lewis and J. J. Harris as my
sureties thereon. Respectfully,
1801-1S03-. 2nd.Avc. ROCK ISLAND
Will close on
Get a Straw
for the 4th.
We are go
ing to shoot
Prices so full
of holes that
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rn rani ini
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