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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 1900.
English Tailor's Suggestion For
BETTER COATS ANDTROUSERS
Hip Pockets Eliminated and Overcoats
Can Be Turned Into Comfortable
Changes i:i the uniforms of rnlisttvl
men of life UniteJ Stnt':; army have
Ijoen ortUwi by the war i!partp.!nt
as the direct reiult of surest ions
made ly ;. IJ. Winter, a military
tailor of LoikIju, v.-ho came ti Ihv
Uniteil States several weeks apo at
the request of Quartermaster General
Humphrey, says a Washington corre
spondent of the New York Herald.
These eha :i will not affect the ma
terial or general rh.-uj.eter of uniforms,
but will make thoe now worn bettor
fitting ami smarter in appearance.
General Humphrey appointed these
officers of the quartermaster's depart
ment n board to consider the subject:
Colonel George K. Pond, Majors J. 15.
Bellinger. J. li. Aleshire. John T.
Knipht and T. II. Slavins and Captain
L. Hardaan. Mr. Winter made pat
terns embodying his suggestions which
were submitted to the board.
.flo;t Ovrreout l'nttern.
- One of Mr. Winter's patterns for an
overcoat has been adopted. It is mod
eled on the olive drab overcoat now
used, but made much more full in the
backjjy menus of a plait. The ad-litiomii-
fullness is an advantage over
the present overcoat in that when the
wearer is mounte if the back. of the
coat catches on the saddle there is suf
ficient material in the skirt to prevent
it from being pulled away from the
knees. The increased fullness also
has an advantage ii affording m more
cover when the overcoat is used for a
The Itonrd recommended and ths
quartermaster jreneral has approved
Improvements In the present olive
drab service coat to the extent of put
tins two slits in the back skirt, twj
V's at the collar and two darts In front
and adding plaited patch pockets.
This garment will also have wider
shoulders nud a closer waist. The
collar will be a standing turnover, just
wide enouch for the largest insignia.
The khaki service coat is to be cut on j
the same pattern as the olive drab
The American soldier has had diffi
culty for years in obtaining well fit
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Thus ycu have solved the problem. Your dealings with
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Your furniture, piano, horses, wagons or other personal
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O Office hours 8 a. m. to 6 p. m.
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Harper Houss Block.
ting trousers, especially for wear when
mounted. The quartermaster .genera!
h.is approved Mr. Winter's suggestion
that, the olive drab service breeches
bhould ie cut with more length In the
back breadth. They will have a very
swagger appearance, comparing favor
ably with officers' trousers, and will be
tight from the knee dura. i;:ed
through eyelets which are fac-d with
leather near the knee. Mr. Winter
recommended removing hip pockets.
At present the breeches are so tight
as to be uncomfortable in mounting.
The khaki breeches for mounted wear
will be practically the same as the
olive. drab service breeches. . .
- Kliiulaute Hip 1'orket.
The olive tirat ana K'tiakl foot trou
sers will be cut full on the thigh to
below the knee, with a seam Just be
low the knee, and tight from there
down -and laced the same as cavalry
breeches. The hip pocket will be elim
inated. Mr. Winter informed the board that
in workmanship and material the
American uniforms could not be im
proved upon, but that they could be
distinctly improved as to style.
Although they have no wish to make
him a military dude, it is the belief of
the prominent officers that the Amer
ican soldier feels a great deal more
respect for himself and is much more
comfortable if he knows that his
clothes lit well and are handsome in
General Humphrey received scores
of letters criticising his action in get
ting an English tailor to make these
suggestions, but he has also received
letters from many persons congratu
lating him upon the step.
There has been no effort to do any
thing with the uniforms of officers,
which were improved three years ago.
The various government clothing fac
tories are being provided with patterns
for the improved garments, and in a
few weeks all the new clothing will be
manufactured after these patterns.
Student on I.oiir Trump.
Albert KamloItz and Louis U. Colin,
students at New York university and
Columbia respectively, passed through
Rutland, Yt., . recently on a 1,00 mile
vacation tramp through New Knglaud,
Canada and the Adirondacks, says the
New York World. The- carry a shel
ter tent, blankets and a soldier's cook
ing kit. about thirty pounds each. Al
though very brown from exposnre,
they showed no signs of fatigue. They
left New York on July 3 and walked
through the Connecticut valley, aver
aging eighteen miles a day. They will
walk to Montreal and Quebec and
home via the Adirondacks and the val
ley of the Hudson. Each night they
pitch their tent, usually near a farra
house, and buy provisions when need
ed. They expect to reach home la
time for the opening of college.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
and Saturday evenings.
Is the way of economy and comfort. You travel
in quick time over the shortest line to Southern
California, along the historic Santa Fe Trail.
It's the Grand Canyon line, too
Cool and dustless and Harvey serves the meals,
Personally conducted trl-weekly excursions.
H. D. Mack. Gen. At
ROCK ISLAND, ILl
John P. Sexton, Prop.
ASTO SAGE'S HEIRS
How Some Relatives Regard Fi
nancier's Bequests of
THANKFUL, EXPECTED MORE
None of Them Intends to Contest the
Will Incident of Early Days
Recalled by Friends.
For many years the heirs of the late
IJussell Sage, the famous financier,
have been living in expectation of be
coming wealthy upou the death of
Uncle IJussell, says a special dispatch
from Troy to the New York World,
lie has helped the majority of them
financially from time to time, paying
doctors' bills or answering with a
check an appeal for rent money. Some
of the nephews have boasted in years
past that upon the death of Mr, Sage
they would be worth millions.
Jaines II. Sage, a member of a firm
of fish dealers, is jierhaps the most
prosperous of the nephews In Troy, N.
Y. lie has probably a few thousand
dollars in his own name.
"Of course," said he recently, "I'm
net fool enough to throw money over
ray shoulder when I can get it without
working for it, but I don't have-to get
a slice of IJussell Sage's fortune in
order to live. I've got some money of
By way of proof he reached down in
his trousers pocket and pulled out a
roll of bills which, he said, "would
choke a cow."
Drive Delivery Wacon.
Charles IJ. Sage, another nephew,
lives ou the third floor of an apartment
house in Troy. lie is a thickset man,
with gray hair and gray mustache.
When employed he may be found upon
the delivery wagon of a manufacturer
and bottler of soft drinks. Charles
Sage has four daughters and two sons,
all grown and all but two still at home.
The daughters are hard working girls
and contribute largely to the support
of the family by working upon collars.
I.ydia, one of the daughters, some
years ago married Charles liurnham.
who is employed by the United Trac
tion company as a conductor. To them
a deaf and dumb son was born. When
the boy was about twelve years old
an appeal was made to Hussell Sage
to educate him. The old gentleman
placed the boy in . a deaf and dumb
asvlum in New York. About six months
ago the lad returned without the
knowledge of either Mr. Sage or his
parents and engaged a room for the
night at the Harmony hotel, in Cohoes.
The next morning the gas In the room
was found turned on. lie had commit
ted suicide. Despondency over his af
fliction Is supposed to have been the
cause. Tba family of Charles Sage
are emphatic in their denial of being
parties to a proposed will contest.
"Why, we never think of such a
thing," Mr. Sage said. "After all Un
cle IJussell has done for us it would
be the height of ingratitude. He
thought so much of us that he even
seut us clothing. Mrs. Sage, the dear
old lady, need never worry. We will
not make trouble for her if we .can
W ork In I'InIi Mnrkrt.
Albert Sage, the third nephew, in
Troy is familiarly known as "ridgie"
Sage. He has always been obliged to
work for everything he received In
life and has seen much trouble.
"Pidgie" is employed by his brother,
James II. Sage, in the fih market. He
has two sons, Walter, who is employed
at the plant of the General Electric
company at Schenectady, and George,
who is employed on one of the lee
wagons of Copper & Co.
When Albert Sage first learned of
the provisions of the will he was great
ly pleased to think that the great mon
ey maker had remembered even him.
"Me contest the will?" he asked.
"Not on your sweet life. I have al
ways had to work hard, ever since I
was a kid, and I guess 111 lay off now
and take It easy for the rest of my
days. No, $23,000 is a pretty good lit
tle bunch of dough, and Uncle Hussell
was all right. You can put It down
for straight that there won't be any
contests if I have to start them."
The niece In Troy of Hussell Sage,
Mrs. Sarah M. Gardner, lives in a
pleasant little cottage at 40 Glen ave
nue. She Is the widow of Charles II.
Gardner, who was a machinist by
trade. She is nearly sixty years old,
has two children and owns the house
in which she lives.
"I don't know what the others will
do," she said, "but I will enter no ob
jections to Uncle Russell's will. I will
not say that his relatives did not ex
pect to get more, but I would not start
a contest even though he had not left
Mrs. Gardner has a son, Russell S.
Gardner, a clerk In a drug store. The
latter said that the impression seems
to prevail In New York that all the
members pf the Sage family in Troy
fa mil y Not Dependent.
"While this here little family has no
great wealth," he said, "it might be
well to mention the fact that we are
not dependent upon anybody just yet."
Among the Intimate friends of Rus
sell Sage In Troy was F. J. Tarmenter,
a very old and highly respected citizen.
Mr. Iarin?nter recalled the days when
they shared each other's company
much of the time.
"In 1852 I think it was." he said,
"Russell received his nomination for
congress. He had had no practice in
oratory, yet it was not long before he
made two of the best speeches upon
finance that were made there. during
the session. The wags, during his can
vass for congress, were accustomed to
say: 'Come on, boys. Let us go down
and get a cup of sage tea. He once
informed me that he learned to lead bT
.the light of pine knots. Mr. Sage did
not forget his Troy friends. He camo
here to attend the funeral of the late
Father Ilavermans, and he was also
here at the dedication of the IJussell
Sage hall. On that occasion Senator
Depew, then in his prime, delivered an
oration. Mr. Sage followed him in an
oration of less length, but which was
generally regarded as the better of the
One Family Itleher by Will.
Ry the will of Russell Sage the
Chap in family of Oneida. N. Y., has
been made considerably richer, each of
the heirs receiving $23,(K), an aggregate
of $250,000. Samuel Chapin. Jr., the
eldest, is proprietor of an extensive
jewelry store in Oneida, Dwight is a
retired merchant, Frank W. and Fre
mont conduct a successful business in
the paint and wall paper line, and
Homer and Taylor are managers of the
jewelry house. The others are Miss
Helen Chapin, Mrs. Angeline I.ylc and
Mrs. Jennie Munroe. With the excep
tion of Karl, all reside In Oneida. The
family is satisfied with the will and
has never entertained any thought of
a contest and will not approve of a con
test should one be made by any of the
heirs. The nieces In the Chapin family
have often been entertained by Mrs.
Sage. Last winter Miss Helen Chapin
and Mrs. Jennie Munroe were for sev
eral months in California as the guests
of Mrs. Sage.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Chapin were
among the early settlers of Oneida and
reared a large family that is honored
and respected in business circles and
society. All are well to do, self reliant
and Drocrres-sir-o. -
ATI relatives of IJussell Sage liv
ing In Joliet, 111. and they are numer
ous show no disposition to find fault
with "Uncle Russell's" will. ElizurW.
Sage, a brother of Russell, left a fam
ily of two sons and six daughters,
most of whom have moved from Joliet.
Olln Augustus Sage, bortf in 1871, took ,
charge of his mother's farm when he j
was fifteen, and he has managed it j
successfully ever since. He received i
his education in the public schools, j
and in September, 1802, married M;-:s
Whitmore of the same neighborhood,
and they have six children. Mrs. W.
ii. Davis, his sister, lives on her hus
band's farm, about two and a half
mil?s from him. She is the eldest
sister of Oliu and is the mother of
four children. Elizur W. Sage, Jr., a
brother, who is about fifty-two years
of age, left Chaunahon six years ao
and settled in Rensselaer, lnd. The
family in Joliet has not kept close
track of him. It is thought that he Is
now either out west or In some other
part of the lloosier State. Mrs. Alta
Sage Martens is u daughter of Elizur
Sage, Jr., and lives in Channahon on a
farm with her husband. The Sages
have never presumed ou their rela
tions to the celebrated financier. They
are respected and well liked.
Mrs. Helen S. Holbrook and Mrs.
Fanny E. Crisler, nieces of IJussell
Sage, say they are satisfied with the
provision he lias made for them in his
will, although they have no knowledge
of it except what they have read in the
newspapers. They are daughters of
Elisha Sage, and live In Park Ridge,
some twenty miles northwest of Chi
cago. Stanley Holbrook, husband of
Mrs. Holbrook, is a clerk, and Mr.
Crisler is an accountant. Both women
have families and have had a hard
struggle to get along In life.
ORIENTAL FRUIT BATS.
H"Iey Deseenil t'pon Orchard With
The big oriental fruit bats, or flying
foxes, so familiar In India. Ceylon and
the Malayan region, feed on all sorts
of soft fruits except acid ones, such as
oranges; are especially fond of figs
and guavas and are a destructive pest
to orchards and gardens. In some
parts of Java, for example, no delicate
fruit can le raised except by protect
ing the trees with nets and lighting
off the nightly forays of bands r.f
They live and travel in vast compa-J
nies, roosting by day on chosen trees,
where they hang by one hind leg, each
protected from the sun's glare and
from rain In the closely wrapped man
tle of its wings, and large branches fre
quently break under the weight. At
sunset they fly away to their feeding
grounds, scattering over a wide area.
V.liere a tig tree o banana thicket
attracts a crowd the roughest fighting
begins over coveted plunder, each one
screaming, clawing, biting and strug
gling to seize something and get away
to a secure retreat to eujoy It. There
he hangs by one foot, and, grasping the
fruit he has secured in the claws and
opposable thumb of the other, he hasti
ly reduces it to lumps, with which he
stuffs his cheek pouches until they be
come distended like those of a monkey.
Eater he chews and swallows this food
At dawn all return to their roosts
and, says Tickell, "hook themselves
along the branches, scrambling about
hand over hand with some speed, bit
ing each other severely, striking out
with the long claws of the thumb,
shrieking and cackling without inter
mission." Xo doubt these squabbles are ren
dered more violent by the" disgrace
fully dissipated habits In which the
bats indulge during their nocturnal
expeditions, for, according to Fran
cis Day and other observers, "they
often pass the night drinking the tod
dy from the chatties in the cocoanut
trees, which results either In their re
turning home in the rarly morning in
a state of extreme and riotous intox
ication or in being found the next day
at the foot of the treeg, elecDlrur off
10 Yards Muslin 59c
BARGAINS like these make each day a busy one at this
store. Womeri know that what we advertise we do.
Tomorrow's offerings are the kind of bargains that women
want and need right now. Giving such values as we have
been giving this week does this store more good than . pages
of talk. Make it a point to buy what you need here tomor
row and save a snug sum.
Just received, 2,000 yards of regular 7'&c unbleached muslin, ." inches wide,
on sale tomorrow and until sold; don't wait until it is all gone; lim-
ited 10 yards, for
SEE WINDOW DISPLAYS.
the effects of t:;r midni-ht debauch"
-Ernest Iu;;er:irs "Life of Mara,
A Vrllz That Snr;rlxc.
That old expression about the side
walk coming up and hitting a man in
the face takes on an actual expression
the first time one sees the bascule
bridge over the tJowanus canal in op
eration. Ou approac hing the bridge at
a moment when .some barge or schoon
er is ab)ut to pass through it one sees
t:;e gates swing to, jiud then suddenly
the roadway rises up and stares the
wayfarers in the face, tracks and all,
remaining there until the vessel has
passed through, -when the whole thor
oughfare drops Mack into place again.
The operation of raising the wings of
the bridge is performed so quickly
that the surprise Is all the mare sud
den. New York rrcs.
HI Little Jftkr.
"Yes," admitted the drummer, "there
are a great many skins in ray busi
ness." "What is your line?" asked the port
"leather," answered the drummer as
be lighted a fresh paper coffin nail.
.'.'Tjiat pew farm hand of yours used
to be a bookkeeper."
"(low do you know?"
"Every time he stops work for a min
ute he tries t put the pitchfork behind
his ear." Fliegende Rlatter.
A frien.l In eel.
Janson (sententious- Ah. my boy,
there's nothing like a friend in need!
Samson I don't auree with you. He's
generally a thundering nuisance, for
lie's sure to want to borrow something.
Kartbnnake Proof Hotel.
An English syndicate is to erect a
modern live story earthquake proof
hotel in Manila to cost $."00,000.
Chicago, Aug. 9. Following are the
market quotations today:
Scpl ember, 7CVi, 73, 72 Vs, 72.
December, 70, IG', 75, 75.
May, 79i, 79, 78, 78.
September, 494, 49, 48, 49Vi.
December. 4o, 45',, U, 44.
May, 4C, 4G. 45, 45.
September, Cl4, ;'.l2. 30, CH.
December, 32, 32, 32. 32.
May, 31, 31. 34. 34.
September, 1G.95, 1G.95, 1G.95. 1G.95.
anp!e'IFtar oitare Sale
Attracting Many Bargain Hunters
' And will attract more, as wo liavc many desirable articles
of Furniture on our floor that are marked at COST and
LESS THAN COST, other at reductions ranin from 20
to 50 per cent. If you doubt this, come in and look through.
Look For the R.ed Tags.
Note the prices marked in plain figures on the Red Tags.
That Saves You Money."
January, 11.00, 14.00, 13.90, 13.92.
Sept ember. S.70, S.72. S.G7. S.70.
October, S.77, S.77. S.75. 8.77.
January, 8.05, 8.07, 8.05, S.05.
September, 9.07, 9.07, 9.05, 9.05.
October. 8S.0, 8.80, 8.77. S.80.
January, 7.50, 7.50, 7.17, 7.50.
Ueccipts today Wheat 371; corn
150; (,ats 208. Hogs 27.0IM); cattle G.
; sheep 15.000. Hogs left over,
Hcg market opened weak to 5c low
(T. li'-;iit G.l.jfj G.5; mixed and butch
ers 5.95'J; ;. J5; good heavy 5.G0G.30;
rough heavy S.Goff ,5.85.
('atlle markit opened strong.
Sheep market opened weak to 10c
I'liion Stock Yards. 8:10 a. m. Hog
market weak, 5 to loc lower. Light
G.li(?r c. 15; mixed and butcher: 5.901
G.42; khI heavy 5.G'ti G.30; rough
heavy ."..Coft 5.85.
Cattle market steady to strong.
Stnckers and feeders 2. 1.30;
beeves 3.Sif G.5; cows and iuifers
Sheep market steady to 10c I tver.
Hog market closed v ak to 10c low
er. Light G.oOtfG.10; mixed arid butch
ers 5.9'if; C.35; good heavy 5.GH'; G.25 ;
rough heavy 5.Gi"T5.80.
Catllj market closed s-tron.
Shetp market c lowed weak.
New York Stocks.
Now York, Aug. K.-Cas 91. IT. P.
155. V. S. Steel preferred Uo, II.
S. Stiel common 40, Reading 13',
Rock Island preferred 02, Rock Is
land common 25, O. At V. 47V. South
ern Pacilic 7G. X. Y. Central 138.
Missouri Pacific 91, I,. & X. 143,
Smelters 152',i. C. F. I. 52, Canadian
Pacific lG7i3, Penna 13G, Erie 43't. C.
& O. GOV., H. II. T. 77 Vi. 11. & O. 120'i,
Atchison 93, locomotive GS, Sugar
13G. St. Paul ls.S, CopjH-r 101. Re
public Steel preferred 9S!, Southern
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Today's Quotations on Provisions, Live
Stock, Feed and Fuel.
Rock Isfand. Aug. 9. Following are
the wholesale quotations in today's
Provisic.is and Produce.
Live Poetry Spring chickens, $3.00
to $3.fo per dozen; hens, per lb., 8c;
ducks, per lb., 10c; turkeys, per lb.,
13c; geese', per lb., 11c.
flutter Dairy, lCc to 17c.
lrd 8c to 10c.
Vegetables Potatoes, new 50c to COc.
Eggs Fresh, 15c.
Brady Street, Davenport, Iowa
free with every
purchase in ev
READ AD TOMORROW.
Cattle Steers, $3.00 to $1.75; cowti
and heifers, $2.0 to $1.50; calves, $4.50
Hogs Mixed. $5.75 to fC.25.
Sheep Yearlings or ovcr,'$3 to $6;
lambs, $1.00 to $G.5i.
Feed and Fuel.
drain Corn, 51c to 55c; oats, 40c.
Forage- Timothy hay, $15; prairie.
$11 to $14; clover, mixed $11 to $12;
straw, $5 to $G.
Wood Hard, per load $." to $5.50;
Coal Iain),), bushel, 18c; black, per
bushel, 10c to 12c.
WARRANTED to restore youthful
color to Gray hair. Nothing like it to
grow; darken ; beautify hair. Removes
dandruff, stops falling hair, cures scalp
disenscs. Doesn't stain skin. Absolute
ly harmless. PHIIX) IIAYCij.. Newrk. N. s.
rOc. AIL DRUGGISTS.
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TRI-CITY TRANSFER AND
Hauling and moving of all
kinds, large or nmall, at rea
sonable rates. Dally wagons to
Mollne and Davenport. We al
so handle the best grades 'of
hard and soft coal. A portion o
of your patronage is respectful
ly solicited. Satisfaction guar
anteed. Nsw 'phome (464; old
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