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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 30,. 1907.
FIGURES SHOW HOW BITUMINOUS
COAL PRICES. HAVE BEEN BOOSTED
Advance in a Dozen Years is
From $1 to $150 a Ton at
vthe Local Yards.
MORE LIGHT ON THE SUBJECT
Again Indicates That an Explanation
is Due from Wholesalers and
. the Railroads.
The revelations appearing yesterday
in The Argus as to the unwarranted
methods dominating the coal market
lias occasioned added interest in the
conditions existing. The cornparison.of
the cost of production and transporta
tion, and of the price demanded of the
small consumer, disclosed a rich profit
falling into the hands of corporations
engaged in Ihe producing and trans
ferring of fuel. The upward tendency
of the retail price, not encouraged to
any marked extent by the retail dealer,
has been continuous in the last five
years, or the period featured by the
birth of price-controlling . combines,
conducted by enormously wealthy own
era. Klgurrx for Comimrlsou.
While firms still engaged in competi
tive business. or JO years ago. prieta '
of the different grades of coal were a
third. to a half lower than at present.
The following table gives a comparison
of retail prices per' ton for different
years, showing the increase which has
been loaded onto the consumer:
Year. Lump. Nut. Slink.
ivir. $2. on tn $J.mi $i.n
lint :i.nc 2.sr, l.r.o
1 !".-, 3.2". 15.10 1.7."
1 1il7 3. .10 3.25 2.
ol the Itrtnllcr.
The prices given are for coal at the
retailer's yard. The figures again leave
the mine owners. raiUwds and 'jobbers
to answer for the situation.
While, the argument may be raised
by mine operators that the cost of
labor has increased, the higher wage
is in no instance in proportion to the
advance in the cost of coal to the con
sumer, and is usqd merely as an ex
cuse for the holdup that is being prac
ticed in the coal market.
The price to the consumer, it will be
seen at a glance at the table, has been
gradually and cunningly sent up until
the people ate now paying $1 to
per ton more on all grades than they
did a dozen years ago, and we are told
the purpose of the combine is to tack
on another 25 cents in the very near
Time lo l.wnla I lie Itulilirr.
Truly, indeed, it is time for an inves
tigation, that the people1 may know
who is oppressing them, both in re
stricting the output of a God-given
commodity and robbing them on the
price of one of the prim necessities
Mrs. William Ullemeyer; piano sol ,
Mrs. A. E. Wrixon; vocal solo, Robert
Cloudas; violin, solo, Albert Geiger.
Following the entertainment refresh
ments, consisting of ice cream and
cake, were served, when the floor wis
cleared for dancing, which was con
cluded at midnight
RALLY DAY FOR
Aggressive Evangelism Theme of Dis
cuisions of Methodists at Spen
cer Memorial Building.
Silver Circle Meets. The Silver cir
cle of the First Methodist chur6h mot
last evening at the home of Miss Zella
Barrett, 1019 Nineteenth street. After
the regular meeting the following pro
gram was rendered: Vocal solo, Rob
ert Cloudas; piano solo. Miss (3 race
Holcomb; vocal solo, Arthur .Tonassen.
Refreshments were served by the hos
tess and a social hour passed.
Postpone Hallowe'en Party. The
Hallowe'en party to have been given
tomorrow evening by the Rock Islan 1
Arsenal Golf club has been postponed
because of the death of C. H. Deere
A rally day of aggressive evange1
i.sm was observed yesterday by the
Rock Island district oT the Methodist
church at Spencer Memorial Methodist
church. The observance of the day
was begun with a devotional service
in the morning. Dinner was served
at 1 2 : :: by the ladies of the church
and in the afternoon addresses were
made by Rev. D. S. McCown of Hi ad
ford. Rev. J. T. Killip of Viola, Rev.
T. S. Pittinger of Aledo. Rev. F. .1.
Giddhig of Lafayette and by other
pastors. Open discussions were held
and participated in by the members
of the district. In" the evening the
ladie served a banquet to a larg
number of visiting pastors, their wives
and friends of the church. After tha
banquet .Dr. Ft. 15. Williams of tlv
First Methodist church acting as toast
niator called for toasts from Rev. I.
A. Hutchett cf St. John's Methodist
church. Davenport. who spoke on
"Men in the Church." He was fal
lowed by S. .T. Ferguson who spoke on
"Training the Children for the
Church." This was followed by music;
by a male chorus. Rev. J. W. Kdward
of the First Methodist church, Moline
then spoke on "How Should Methodism
Work for Good in the 20th Century.'
Hon. William Jackson concluded th?
program with a talk on "Aggressive
MURDER TRIAL BEFORE
GRAVES AT MORRISON
TO ARREST THEM
Police Instructed to Prosecute
the Perpetrators of Hal
BOYS BEGAN LAST NIGHT
Innocent Fun Not Entailing Damags
Will Not Be Interfered With,
But Limit Is Drawn.
FOR HIGH OFFICE
Mrs. Mary ray Hawes Candi
date for Supreme Oracle of
the Royal Neighbors.
BEFORE THE MAY SESSION
Icsuen Announcement of Candidacy to
Illinois Members, and Asks In
struction 'Of Delegates.
Mrs. Mary Fay Hawes of this city,
a member of the 'board of supreme
managers of the Royal Neighbors of
America, has issued letters to th1
members of the society in Illinois an
nouncing her candidacy for the office
(lolden cream flour, per
4 lbs of fresh soda
Mr. and Mrs. Randi Accused of the
Killing of Giacenti Geneti, an
Judge Emory Craves at Morrison.
Whiteside county, is hearing a nnirdt-r
trial, the jury having been complete!
and the taking of evidence begun yes
terday. The case is the state against
Lulgi and Christina Randi for the mur
der of Giacenti Geneti, an Italian
woman, who, with her husband. Isa
dora Geneti, occrpied the same house
that Mr. and Mrs. Randi were in. The
woman was killed last June l l. anl
Ihe circumstances of the murder, an !
the finding of the body were such ;i
to point suspicion toward the Randis.
Some of the succeeding witness.?-,
in the case are Uajian, necessitating
the use of an interpreter. There wii'
probably be a dozen Italian witnesses
to be examined, and the time taken
will be great, as the attorneys' ques
tions, and replies, must be chang'-d
twice around from the two language
and an agreement reached as t" th"
meanings of the two interpreters.
Rock Island boys, perhaps with the
idea of sustaining a reputation of being
fust in everything, began Hallowe'en
pranks plenty early this vear. and a-
a result there were many complaints
made today by angry citizens whose
property was damaged by the youths
Last night more or less damage was
done in all parfs of the city, and M.
one instance a building was over
WIU ! Arrrxtril.
Chief Eckhart has arranged for ad
ditional men on the night force of tho
police department tonight and tomor
row, and orders have been given that
any boy who allows the spirit of mis
chief to overlap into a malicious de
struction of property is to be arrestel.
Chief Eckhart states that all ffenders
will be prosecuted, and it will mak?
no difference from how good and r
spected a family the young man ran;
com?, he will have to pay for his fun
if he injures property, and the police
can capture him.
- ra rents are more or less responsi
ble, and failure to shoulder the re
sponsibility may result in responsibil
ity for a fine for the children hi po
The orders to the police officers do
not contemplate interference with in
nocent pranks, but airy destruction or
damage to property is to result in
prosecution where the identity of tho
offenders can be learned.
The Overturning of a building may
be fun for the boys, but such amuse
ment is forbidden by law, and thus
constitutes a crime.
4 lbs. oyster crackers.
4 lbs. ginger snaps.
MRS. MARY FAY HAWES.
of supreme oracle -upon the retirement
of Mrs. E. D. Watt of Omaha, Neb.,
from that office. Mrs. Watt has
stated that she will not serve another
term and the choosing of her succes
sor' will come up at the. meeting of the
supreme camp to be held in Chicag )
in May, 19tiS. .
On Hi:irl of Mnnnitrrn.
Mrs. Hawes bases her appeal on the
support of her record of service as ;)
member of the board of supreme man
agers, she having been identified prom
lnenily with the board fur i:j yenr
Ifer qualifications .will undoubtcdiv
win her, the support ,oi" all the camps
of Illinois and many. ; camps in oilier
Young & Mc Combs
SEXTON'S NEW HOTEL
OPENED, AT STUART
Rocklsland Man's Iowa Hostelry For
imally Given Over Jto the
REPORTS OF PREDECESSOR
PE USUSA L POINTS.
C lbs. lump starch 25(?
Strictly fresh eggs, per
Parsnips, per peck 15f
Carrots, per peck 15
Turnips, per peck 15
Red Globe onions, per
Gilmore's lard, per lb. . .12'-4
Miss Blanche Eagan of Sterling l
visiting at the home of Miss Alice"
Mrs. L. C. Montgifmery left last
night for Mexico City where she will
spend tha winter.
Miss Lettie Rodman left this mor i
ing for Oakland. Cal., to accept a pos.
tion as designer in a wholesale sn'.t
Ralph McManus is spending a few
days at home. Mr. McManus is now
an instructor in the manual training
department of the Urbana high school.
Assistant State Department Secre
tary. I,. McDonald of the Y. M. C.
departed yesterday for his headquar
ters in Chicago after closing affaii
in connection with the convention
held here last week.
John Dauber of Peoria and Alfred
Dauber and Mrs. Alma Miller of Sioux
City are in the city, called here by the
critical illness of their father, former
Aldciman Valentine Dauber. Other
te'atives have been summoned, as Mr.
Dauber's condition is such that much
alarm is felt by the family and friends.
Attention 'of Court Called to Them by
the State's Attorney.
State's Attorney J. K. Scott today
called the attention of County Judge
R. W. Olmsted to the four annual re
ports of Mr. Scott's predecessor as
state's attorrtey, H. A. Weld, bearing
in the points in controversy relative
to the accuracy of the report of Mr.
Scott oiv which Judge Olmsted filed
lis findings yesterday.
The court assured Mr. Scott that the
matter will be looked into. Mr. Scott
has maintained that in the matter of
the percentage due for fines and fees
collected he had followed precedent,
as also in other particulars in- the con
duct of his office.
Seventh avenue and Ninth St.
Old phone 247 N New 5G!)0
lSifity news, written or telephoned
to the society editor of The Argus, will
lie Kindly received and published. Hut
in eiiucr cune-inc menmy ot tile sender
must le made known, to insure relia
bility. Written notices must bear sig-
ii.(luic auu turners. J
independence Camp Entertains. At
the K. C. hall Monday evening Inde
pendence camp. Xo. 2G. M. W. of A ,
after regular session threw open it
.1 . i r r- a i n .
uoors 10 -ou guests at. :ju, when a
program, consisting- of vocal and in
strumental music, readings and short
speeches, were given. The program
was as follows: Violin solo, Albert
Geiger; vocal solo. Miss Emma Bei
son; reading. Mrs. Marion Humphreys.
wOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCOOOOQOOOOG I violin solo, Albert Geiger; vocal solo
J. P. Sexton of the Commercial house
has returned from Stuart, Iowa, where
last Thursday evening occurred the for
mal opening of his new hotel. Th?
bexlon. The hostelry is one of the
prettiest in that section of Iowa. H
located directly opposite the Rock
sland depot, and is an Imposing brick
t met ure, two stories in height h. con-
lining 42 rooms, and is fitted out with
a".l modern impiovemetits and conveu-
ences from the ground tip. It is steam
leated. electric lighted provided with
iot and cohr water in all the rooms.
ind with bath rooms on both Uoors. It
s handsomely furnished throughout.
The Sexton is conducted on the
merican plan, and is devoted to the
ransient trade exclusively. The build-
ng complete with furnishings cost Mr.
Sexton $2 1.7IK).
LIST NEARLY COMPLETED
Tri-City Fanciers' Association Has
Many Premiums Posted.
The promoters of the poultry shcrv
to be held in the Davenport Armory
hall Xov. 25 to 3D by the Tri-city Fan
ciers association, are preparing the
premium list for the occasion and it
will contain a large number of hand
some premiums. A silver cup will !?
given to the owner of the foul scoring
the highest number of points. The
cap will be placed on exhibition to
morrow in the window of T'llemeyer
& Sterling's store. The premium list
will be announced in a few days.
Fortify and increase the life givin
properties of the blood and your vita4
force will be increased and your . pys
tem protected from disease. That's
what Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea
does. 35 cents, tea or tablets. Harper
For Visiting Nurse.
The Argus will be glad to receive
contributions or subscriptions look
ing toward the establishment of a
fund to provide for a visiting nurse
in Rock Island, the plan being to
secure one for six months with the
object, if the undertaking meets with
popular approval, of making the of
fice permanent. Credit will be. given
for all cash or pledges received, and
the same will be turned over in due
season to a visiting nurse's associa
tion which it Is proposed to form.
' s ' "
Exclusive Dress Goods
But Not Exclusive Prices.
TIME, PLACE and OPPORTUNITY all together.
That's, the kind of achievement that means public ser
vice. BEAUTIFUL NEW DRESS GOODS, exquisite in weave
and pattern, LATEST STYLE AND SHADES.
TOMORROW, THURSDAY, OCT. 30, we will have an
unusual offering of the season's newest and most attractive weaves
in dark, rich, lustrous, shades. Combinations in the choicest and
most exclusive style patterns.
A peep through our stock reveals a perfect wealth of ideas
that you will see nowhere else, and most women appreciate this.
"Skibo" and Tourist Suiting in broken block, stripe
or check effects, in subdued blending, of attractive
shades. The new approved fabric for correct tailor
ed garments; fit! inch; per
ar'i Sl.SS and $1.25,
French Tailor Stripes and Phantom ('hecks; a choice
selection of desirable patterns in the new Foule fin
ish; unequallad for style or
service; 46 in-h; per "d...gl.4S. 1.25- S5c
Broad-O- Laine The new broadcloth the acknowl
edged queen of Dress Fabrics, especially adapted for
.hard service on account of its superior construction.
Note the high, lustrous
S1.50 a"d SI. 25
finish; 50 inc'i
Crepe Granada An improved worsted suiting in a
soft, drapy, dr ss weave; unexcelled for finest tail
ored effects; 40 inch;
- SI. 25 and S5?
"Shelma," advertised in all the fashion journals as
the one light-.veiglit cloth that drapes correctly and
is Ihe most fivored for stylish dress wear (colors
.and black); 40 inch; per
Ombre Plaid Taffeta, shadow check suiting and satin
bias serges: special, per
Silks An extensive range of warp printed plaids,
stripes and Persian waisting. in all the favorite
shades which show a distinct advance in color harmony.
Arabesque Designs in corded
stripes: all silk; special,
plaids, check and
Black Taffeta Pure silk,
finish; durabl wear; per
full :;' inches wide, velvet
Pure Silk Shaded Satin Plaids, in Victoria, Dresden
and fancy strliied taffetas; special. '
1"'" yard ; 75(
WANT MANY FOR STATE JOBS
Civil Service Commission Announces
. Dates and Places for Examinations.
Springfield. 111., Oct. 30. Examina
tions for engineer, electrician, fireman,
graduate nurse, laborers, and domes
tics, and also for supervisors and at
tendants ofall classes in "the stale
charitable institutions will be held by
the state civil service commission.
The call was issued yesterday by Jo
seph C. Mason, chief examiner of the
commission. Examinations will be con
ducted as follows:
Nov. 12 Chicago. Rockford, Alton,
Jacksonville. Springfield. Anna, Salem,
Nov. 13 Elgin. WnJertown, Quincy,
Peoria, Marion, and Mjrl-eansboro.
Nov. 14 Kankakee. .Metropolis, and
WANT WATCH INSPECTION LAW
Railroad Employes and Retail Jewel
ers Working at Springfield.
Springfiwld. III., Oct. :;(). Railroad
employes and retail jewelers, working
together, will endeavor this week to
secure from" the Illinois legislature the
passage of a bill providing how
watches of railroad employes shall bo
inspected. The bill provides that a'l
railroads operating within. the sta;
hall maintain and establish a depart
ment of time inspection. The em
ployes of the department shall consist
Jf a superintendent, who shall be an-
ointed by the railroad company, and
there shall be appointed by this super
intendent as many . assistants as mnv
be necessary to transact the business
of the department.
It is provided that no person who is
stockholder or part owner of any
watch manufactory . or the owner of
stock in any watch manufactory, wnn
places upon the market for railroad
use any watch bearing his name or
ipon wnicn ms name is inscribed, or
who shall be interested in the sale of
such watches, shall be eligible for the
position of superintendent or general
nspector. Nor shall any subinspecto
5e appointed who shall in any way b
nterested m the manufacture or sale
of watches placed, on the market for
'"" ! Out of Sight.
"Out of sight, out of mind," is an
ild saying which applies with special
force to a sore, burn or wound that's
been treated with Bucklen's Arnica
Salve. It's out of sight, out of m?nd
and out of existence. Piles too and
chilblains disappear nndec -its healing
influence. Guaranteed by all druggists
De Witt's Carbolized Witcb. Hazel
Salve is good for little burns and "big
burns, small scratches or bruises an!
big ones 'Sold byf all druggists.
Those who take Father John s
Medicine advertise its merits for
Col. Miles. Washington, p. C,
says: "Father John's Medicine,
saved my life." It is free from
chloroform, morphine, and alco
hol. Cures colds and all bron
chial troubles. Builds you up.
Father John's -Medicine is for
sale by T. H. Thomas.
Roe IsLAfeta U
ASK THE AVERAGE MAN OR WOMAN FAMILIAR WITH DIF
FERENT STOVES, WHAT THEY CONSIDER THE EE3T, AND
THEY WILL TELL YOU THE "JEWEL," AND ALSO THAT IS
SOLD BY ALLEN. MYERS & CO., WHO HAVE SOLD THEM EX
CLUSIVELY IN ROCK ISLAND FOR THE LAST 13 YEARS. EVERY,
JEWEL STOVE IS GUARANTEED, AND THE PRICES ARES VERY
SOME PEOPLE SEEM TO ASSOCIATE HIGH Q U A L ITY WITH
HIGH PRICES. THEY DO NOT" ALWAYS REASON THAT THE
STORE WHICH SELLS THE BEST MUST ALSO BE THE MOST
REASONABLE IN IS CHARGES. THE STOVES WE OFFER YOU
ARE EXCEEDINGLY HIGH GRADE, AND WE HAVE A FEW NEW
PATTERNS THE LIKE OF WHIGH YOU CAN'T FIND AT ANY
COME IN AND SEE OUR NEW "JEWEL CABINET" AND "PUR
ITAN." THEY ARE BEAUTIES, AND THE PRICES ARERIGHT.
Allen, Myers & Company
Yes, it's a great stock, and un
less you have personally inspect
ed it jjou can have no idea of
its wide range nor the affective
ly low prices. '
And let us say that while its
inception only meant a na!
gathering of timepieces,' its' de
velopment has been 'interesting
and remarkable. Thanks to our
modern methods and a kind pub
lic, Its equipment is now superb.
You can buy one for a dollar
if you wish, but we especially
direct your attention to the sorts
that range from $5 to $25.
"IT'S EASY ENOUGH TO BE HAPPY
WHEN LIFE MOVES ALONK LIKE
A SONG. BUT THE MAN WORTH
WHILE IS THE MAN WHO CAN
SMILE WHEN EVERYTHING GOES
(JiU 1 Mt ilt ' J r 1.1 .'1
MliilT I Mf!
And when- things go wrong regardin? money matters, be doesn't let -that
worry him long. He knows where he can get righted. If there's
a pressing bill to pay, or extra expense to meet, he borrows the money
. of us to "make good," maintains his credit, and remains smiling and
happy. When he's "flush," he pays us back and every body is satisfied.
Isn't that the better way? . It beats worrying and keeping creditors
worried. Let us help YOU get rid of YOUR worry. Let us loan you
the money you need. We loan from $10 up on household furniture,
pianos, horses, wagons, and other personal property, without removing
the property; all without noise or notoriety and on the best and easiest
terms in the city. Come In and get some money and get happy. "A
square deal before and AFTER you get the money. Write or phone us
if you find it inconvenient to call. '
MITCHELL IOTWDB BLOCK. ROOM 88, ROCK ISXAXD. ' - "
Office hours, 8 a. m. to 6 p. and Saturday avenlnfa. TUhona
wwm oi-i new ieiepnon suit.-
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