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THE ROCK ARGUS
WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 29. 1908.
Rock Island Lodge of Elks
Makes Big Plans for First
Function in New Quarters.
GRAND OFFICERS COMING
F. A. Schlick, District Deputy, to Offi
ciate Hon. T. J. Medill to Pre
side During Evening.
in S-i bourn, 32 minimum. 1. leiw.
rrcrlpitntiou iu 21 bourn, none. Wind
rloeity at 7 a. hi., 6 mile. Stone of
river at 7 a. in., 2.4, a rine of feet.
3an. 29 In RictotY.
737 TV.cmua Paine, deist and Revolutlon-
-crv writer, born in Thetford. England;
;c Ilcnrv Lee. soldier. "Light Horso
Harry." father of General li. E.- Lee.
born in Westmoreland county, Va.;
died ins. '
IMJ-Christian IX. of Denmark, father of
Queen Alexandra of England and re
lated by blood or marriage ties to
many European rulers, died at Copen
hagen; born 1S18.
Tin: committee in charge of the ar
rangements for the eliciting and dedi
cation of the new Elks building on
Eighteenth street has in the hands of
the printer, thi program for that event.
The exercises will be marked by the
attendance and pat ticipation of grand
officers. Fred Robinson of Dubuque,
giand secretary, is to give an address,
and V. A. Schlick of Rockfcrd. district
deputy, is to conduct the ceremonies
of dedication. Hon. T. J. Medill will
preside as master of ceremonies dur
ing the program which will take place
following the formal dedication.
The-Elks will gather at the old
quarters in the Illinois theater build
ing, and headed by a band, will march
from there to the new building. The
committee has made its plans on an
elaborate scale, in keeping with the
i vent, which is the formal opening of
as fine quarters as those ot any Elks
lodge in the slate.
Program In llt-tnil.
The program announced is as ful
Dedication cercin:my F. A Schlich
in lu'ci.ioiii. iu.; district deputy, as-
sisied by croud otlieers.
Music lileuer's band.
introduction of toastmaster James
Dunn, exalted ruler of Rock Island
lodge. No. !S0.
Kcsuonsi Hon. T. J. Med. 11, toast-
AMress"Rirt Inlays." Hon. fleorge
. Scott, past exalted ruler of Daven
po'-' lodge. No. 2!S.
Selection Elks quartet.
Address "Good of the Order," Fred
Ko.unson of Ditouqtie, Iowa, grand
secretary of the Elks.
Historical sketch of Rock Island
lodge J. W. Homier, past exalted
Music Blotter's hand.
Address "Social Sessions," F. A.
Schlich, district deputy grand exalted
Selection Elks quartet.
Address "State Associations
Mayor Andrew Olson cf Moline.
Eicven o clock toast, and original
poem. "At the Eleventh Hour" Rob
l it Rexdale.
Music Bleuei's band.
General sociability and remarks from
Tonight and Tomorrow Morning.
Sun sets. 5:10; rises. 7:08. Moon rises,
:34 a. m. Moon's age. tW days. 4 p. m.,
opposition between Jupiter and the sun.
ISO degrees apart; Jupiter brightest; seen
each evening in the east.
Those Opposed to Annexation
in South Rock Island Have
SOME BITTER THINGS SAID
Which Are Wholly Unwarranted by
the Spirit of the Propasition
Evidence cf Loyalty.
THE W EAT II Ell. 1
liroliubly mow flurrien tomorrow; rin
inic temperature. I.nui-Nt temperature
toniicht about 5 ntmvr.
J. M. MIEUUOIt,. I.ooal Forecaster.
ernliire at 7 si. m J I1mv; at
B:3U p. in-, 10. IuxIiiiiiiii temperature
linked Beans in Toinata
sauco, large cans, 3 for.
Salmon, pink, tall cans.
Pumpkin, pure food packages,
u pound cans, per can 100
Prunes, large, meaty, new stock,
per pound, 10c,
pounds ' 250
Raisins. California Sultana
Seedless, per pound 100
Raisins, Blue Ribbon
seeded, full pound
Cranberries, fine dark
berries, per quart
Carrots, large yellow,
per peck . . .
Parsnips, home grown,
The great sale.
At Hodges & Bladel's.
Leaf lard at Gilmore's.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Me to Jones for a cheap stove.
Til-City Towel Supply company.
For bus or express. Spencer & Trefz.
The Mill Siore for real bargains in
Nice clean coal for cold waves at
Mueller's at $:5 per ton, delivered.
Let Krcll & Siemon do your furnace
and tin work; DUG Third avenue.
The Mill Store for new bargains
every day, come often and keep posted.
The Liberty lamp, a fine reading
lamp, and fuel saver, reduced to $1.03.
H. K. Walker has a bargain in i
Nineteenth street property. See clas
I defy you to beat my prices on all
kinds of stoves. Jones, the second
Don't shiver yourself into sickness;
take your small change to Jones and
get a stove.
The Mill Store will give you 30
cents back on every pair of shoes at
$o and over.
A cup of coffee, a bit of sausage,
and Mrs. Austin's buckwheat cakes
is a breakfast fit for a king.
At 29 and 30 cents ladies' heavy
suitings, worth up to $1.5o a yard, for
2!) and 30 cents at McCabe's.
Good old fashioned cakes are made
from Mrs. Austin's buckwheat flour.
Fresh goods now at your grocers.
It's the judgment of many smokers
that Ix-wis' Single Binder 5 cent cigar
equals in quality the best 10 cent cigar.
People are coming from the sur
rounding towns to take advantage of
our genuine bargains. The Mill Store.
Great attractions Thursday at Mc
Cabe's embroidery sale. Beginning at
f:C0 neat cambric edgings at Zfo cents
The Ladies' Aid society of the Cen
tral Presbyterian church will meet
with Mrs. Windibler at 73S Eighteenth
toniKht, with I strppr. tomorrow afternoon at ?. o'clock
McCabe's are clearing the broken
lines in men. women "and children's
underwear at just about half price.
Grab these bargains while they're of-
Justice G. Albert Johnson yesterday
afternotm held Henry Hetick under
$200 bonds to keep the peace for CO
days, the complaint being by his wife,
Mrs. Anna Heuck.
The great dissolution sale of Hodges
& Bladel opened with a rush this morn.
ing despite the extreme weather and
hundreds of purchasers left with tneir
arms laden with bargains.
To Robert Bennett belongs the dis
tinction of being the first tenant in the
new Safety Deposit building. Mr. Bon
net is already ccmiortably located on
the second floor with his inturanci
office, goods and chattels.
It was a happy and contented crowd
of shoppers that attended the opening
of the Hodges & Bladel dissolution
sale this morning. Would you know
the reason? Bargains, bargains,, bar
gains; everything in the store at sac
$2.30 and :i per ton, delivered, for
choice Springfield coal at Mueller Lum
ber company's, where they have on sale
a car each of four-inch and three-inch
suitable for heaters, furnaces and cook
stoves. Call and see it. You will find
it the coarsest coal for the price sold
Bailey & Elliott have moved their
real estate office into the rooms in the
Mosenreider building , tormerly occu
pied by Connelly & Connelly, who
have moved into the- Peoples National
Lank building. Magistrate Elliott has
his office in the same connection with
more accommodations than heretofore.
Residents of South Rock Island op
posed to the proposition of annexing
their territory to the city of Rock Is
land held a meeting last evening at
the town hall near Center station.
Those opposed to the movement called
the meeting and were in the majority
though friends of the movement were
also present. Samuel Campbell was
chosen chairman and George H. Rich
Iu order that the exact proportion
of residents opposed to annexation
might be learned it was decided to
Kutabagas, large yellow, grown
in the north,
per peck 200
THE BASIS OF A MEAL.
Is a good cup of coffee, steam
ing hot, with that appetizing
odor that makes one hungry,
that "Our Winner,"
per pound 250
Talk with us by phone.
. Tell us your wants.
F. R. Kuschmanri,
2207 Fourth Avenue.
canvass the 'territory uid obtain the
signatures of those who have taken
a stand against annexation. The ter
ritory was divided into three districts
and committees named to canvass
iheni. For the territory west of Seven
teenth street were named E. W. Robin
son. Edward T. Mattausch and Christ
Koehler; from Seventeenth street to
Twenty-fourth street Henry McCarthy,
Henry Redieker and W. S. Gardner;
from Twenty-fourth street to Thirtieth
street, C. C. Campbell, J. T. Nash and
The organization before adjournment
was made permanent and will meet
upon call of the chairman.
MiMiiuiirrMtami I'roponil in.
Many present opposed to the move
nient voiced their reasons for taking
their present stand, but their state
ments generally displayed the fact
that they completely misunderstood
the proposition and had been mislead
by wrongly construed arguments
Their accusations against the city
were wholly without just grounds and
many were preposterous. The total
lack of correct information relating to
the city and to municipal affairs was
shown by numerous of the obstruc
tionists. Cornelius Donovan, Michael Bollman
and Thomas Bollman were among
those present who favored the annexa
tion movement and answered every
argument which opponents advancer
They refuted unfounded charges and
slurs made against Rock Island, and
in a spirit of patriotism that would
have done credit to an actual resident
of Rock Island, stood up for the city's
Henry McCarthy, one of the main
speakers in opposition, stated that the
idea of fire protection so tar from the
city pumping station was ridiculous,
not only because the department would
be unable to reach that secticn before
a residence would be burned to the
ground, but because there would be
no pressure and the water cou'd not
be forced to the top of a frame build-
ng from a line of hose laid anv dis-
ance from the water main. He ar
gued to the contrarv that a line of
hose laid to reach a point 1,000 feet
from the main would burst before the
water reached the nozzle. He said
hat houses in the east end of Rock
Good Plurtfp Out
ing Flannel, 9c
AVI JlltW W
Thursday and Fri
day, good soft fin-,
ish bleached Mus
lin 7?c Yd.
The rush at the dissolution sale of
Hodges &, Bladel, 611 Fourth avenue,
which opened this morning, became so
great several times today that the
doors had to be closed. This sale
won't last long at the rate goods were
being turned out today, so you had
better be one of the early purchasers.
At the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea
Company, 328 Twentieth Street.
Your choice with, a 50-cent purchase
I of tea, coffee, spices, extracts or bak
ing powder of the following:
Thursday. Jan. SO, granite covered
I bucket or steamer.
Friday, Jai 31, dinner pails or wash
bowl and pitcher. J
Saturday, Feb. 1, 5-quart Berlin
sauce pot or get of crocks.
THR GREAT ATLANTIC & PACIFIC
Fancy Suitings and
Cloakings, 29c and
50c a yard
'"THURSDAY at 9:30 o'clock and all day if they
"" last, all short lengths and many odd pieces of
Fancy Broadcloth, Suitings. 50-inch Mohairs and
Sicilians, Shower-proof Suitings, 56-inch all wool
fancy Cloakings. Check. Stripe and Fancy Mixed
Suitings for Suits. Light and medium colors in
Voiles, very correct for evening gowns and waists.
Plaid Wool Waistings. widths in the lot run from 36
to 56 inches, values up to 1.50 a yard, divided in two
lots for quick clearance, at 29c and 50c a yard,
ready Thursday at 9:30 a. m., 29c and 50c yard.
Ready IMade Sheets,
Pillow Cases and
THE following are picked from the many
money savers that are offered In this
Full size bleached Sheets especially adapted ror
hotel and rooming house wear, regular 62c value,
while 10 dozen last, each 49c.
Extra large brown Sheets, good wearers, 47c.
Heavy thread linen finish Sheets, full size, 82c
value for 62c.
$1.25 fine thread Bleached Sheets, wide hems,
25 dozen 18c Bleached Pillow Cases at 12ic.
Heavy thread Pillow Cases, intended for hardest
kind of wear. 42 and .45-inch, for this sale marked
Handkerchief Bordered Pillow Cases, in 42, 45
and 50 inch, regularly 25c, 30c and 35c, for this
time. 18c, 20c and 25c.
1 case fringed all around Bed Spreads, at 89c.
Marsailles patterned Bed Spreads, 80x90 inches,
Real Marsailles Bed Spreads, hemmed ready for
use, handsome patterns, just 18 cf these, extra value
at $2.00 each.
Special Sale Laundry
Heavy copper bottom Wash Boilers, special for
Thursday, 98 C.
16-arm Folding Clothes Bars, Thursday 75c.
Heavy braided Jute Clothes Lines, 50-foot length.
Thursday each 8 c.
Hardwood Clothes Pins, lc per dozen, lc.
Zinc covered Wash Boards, full size, each 22c.
Handle Laundry Wax. each lc.
6 foot white wood Ironing Boards, the 1.00 kind,
The Gem Clothes Wringer, 3.50 value, Thursday
Adjustable Shirt Waist or Sleeve Boards, specfal
for Thursday, 35 c.
Items of Interest!
"DRETTY coats in popular length,
some of the best style, made
of handsome stripes and mixtures,
while these are broken lines all sizes
are. well represented and you will
find them most remarkable values,
3.95 and 5.87. The cloth a'qne Is
worth mere and we advise a prompt
selection, as it is a decided object
to get an early pick, $3.95 and
A NUMBER of beautiful
Fur Neck Pieces in Jap
Mink, Blended Squirrel and
natural Grey Squirrel, all of
selected fur, have sold at
7.50 to 15.00, for immediate
selling ve offer them at just
The Furs are rapidly dis
appearing under the vigorous
clearing pricing which has
absolute precedence among
and selling fast at the mere
ly nominal prices we are
marking them. Here is an
Beautiful Caracul Coats
in several weaves, richly
lined vith satin and trimmed
with Passamenterie, these
represent $18.00 to 25.00
values, our very low price Is
10.00. That there may be
no mistake we repeat $10.
A choice lot of 50-inch
Cloth Coats are going rapidly
at the half prices we are
quoting, $5,00, 8.50. 10.75.
It sounds good, read it again,
$5.00, $8.50, $10.75.
Clearing Out the Broken Lines of
Men's, Women's and Children's
Underwear at About Half Regu
JUST 14 dozen of Men's fine camelshair and
worsted ribbed Shirts and Drawers, 1.25 values,
Half a case of best fleece lined Shirts and
Drawers, worth up to 75c, clear 'em out quick, 39c.
Men's worsted plaited Union Suits, regular 2.50
value, just 4 1 dozen, while they last, a suit, $1.25.
Ladies' w arm fleece ribbed Vests and Pants, 75c
quality, 1 1 dozen to close quick at 35c.
Ladies' 42c cream ribbed fleece Vests and
Pants, 18 dozen of these to sell at a quarter, 25c.
Smaller lots of Men's, Women's and Children's
Underwear will be out on the bargain tables at one
half and even one-third of their real worth, good bar
gain picking. Come early.
Great Attractions for Thursday
"pROM among the many splendid offerings to be
had, we mention:
Neat Cambric Edgings, suitable for children's
dresses. and underwear, 9:30 a. m.. 3C yard.
50 piecesorset Cover Embroideries on the cen
ter tables at 2:30 p. m., while they last. 19c yard.
30C0 yards of Swiss and Nainsook edgings, bands,
flouncings. etc.. rare values, out on the tables at
10c, 15c, 25c and 38c yard.
'Good Advice is Better Than
TYES examined by our Eyesight specialist free of
charge. Hundreds of people who "didn't suppose
there was anything wrong with their eyes" have taken
advantage of the opportunity and consulted our optic
ian and have found permanent relief from those most
annoying symptoms. Those excruciating headaches,
dizziness, pain at the base of the brain, down the
spine, across the shoulders, etc., etc. Many of these
symptoms can be quickly and permanently relieved
by giving the eyes the proper care and attention.
You may not need glasses and yet maybe your eyes
are the cause of your trouble. It costs nothing to
know, don't guess.
We number among our patients who have re
ceived relief. Ladies. Lawyers. Doctors, Merchants,
School Teachers, Ministers, Farmers, Clerks, Pro
prietors of Stores, Traveling Men, Mechanics. Labor
ers, Stenographers, etc., etc. People from all walks
Wouldn't It be wise to consult us about your case?
Merry Saint Valentine
Will soon be here, he has sent his advance cards to ,
us. He wrote us to distribute them most liberally,
and "sell 'em cheap, so that all the girls can have a
chance. It's Leap Year you know." Such a variety.
High-class comics, cut outs, automatics, plenty of
hearts, etc., all with most melting sentiments. First
showing on Thursday. Come early and get the pick.
single one of its obligations for a num
ber of years to come. As to tly ci'y
ever perfecting improvements in the
territory should it become annexed he
put himself on record for the state-
Island generally burned to the ground ment that Rock Island's municipal
before th,e department arrived, forget- promises amounted to naught. He
closed his remarks by excitedly stat
ing that Hock Island was one of the
most unprogressive of cities, and that
any other disposition of the territory
of South Hock Island would be prefer-
ing ttiat no residence, even in the
erritory very close to the citv limits
has burned in several years, owing to
the prompt action of the department.
And in case of annexation new hose
companies convenient to the new ter- able to annexing to Hock Island. His
ritory would necessarily be establish
ed in the near future.
Thomas II. Dougherty advanced the
idea that the city was completely bank
rupt and would be unable to fulfill a
I TT n oil
unpatriotic remarks met with poor re
sponse from many present, one of
whom took occasion to say that there
were -working people in the township
who were depending upon em
ployment in the city or upon
sale of their produce in it.
for a living. As to the city's being
bankrupt anil being insincere in its
promises, he only displayed unfamiliar-
ity with municipal construction.
' A mblllniirp Service A I lurked.
Others attacked the ciiVs ambulance
service, asserting that a call is answer
ed only according lo the whim of
i those in charge and that the call is as
likely to be unheeded as to be given
intention. the assertions, based on
uufounded rumors, are not supported
by the facts revealed in the record
of the ambulance service last yeaf
when about 300 calls were rescinded
to and 1,K( miles traveled by the
Show l.nek of Coiitiilcuee.
From the tone of the arguments ad
vanced by tbose against annexation it
appears that they lack confidence in
i the promises for municipal improve
ments made by the city. In this those
opposed should remember that a city's
legislative procedure must stand and
can be enforced in the courts. They
' should remember that the municipal
advantages, including extension of
1 1 water mains and affording fire protec
tion. street lighting, city mail delivery
, improved school facilities and police
protection are bound to follow the an
nexation of the territory to the city
The residents or the neijhborinq
township who are opposed to annexa
tion should further remember that the
serious accusations made against the
city at last night's meeting are abso
lutely without foundation and were hr
the main prompted inly by a disloyal
set of knockers within the city.
They should first Investigate muni-
' OOOOOOOCQOOOCCOOOOOOOOOOG3 ciiml procedure and make comparisons
with otiier progressive cilies to see
how much foundation one speaker's
sentiments have. They should satisfy
themselves upo.i all the poiius brought
out at the opposition meeting, and
then, should any one of the knockers'
accusations be affirmed, they should
feel it their duty to immediately alter
the name of their township from the
name of so tinproressive a community
and not further continue use of its
various advantages and attractions.
Hut that many of the assertions arc
groundless, the majority of the people
in South Rock Island know, and such
statements only strengthen the deter
mination to be.'ome in reality a part
of the city.
If those fighting annexation succeed
in cutting the half mile strip proposed
down, it is hardly believed they will
succeed entirely in blocking the pro
gressive spirit of the township, for
there is every likelihood that a section
will seek admission, anyway.
1707 l AVI
Rock Island. III.
HOW ARE YOU GOING TO
KNOW THE SAFEST PLACE
TO HAVE YOUR WATCH
The mere say-so of a concern
is not sufficient.
We are our own severest crit
ics. Not a phase of this branch
of our business escapes the
scrutiny of our, watchful eyes.
Every separate little part of
each watch is looked after for
your satisfaction, just as every
little niche, nook and corner of
this store is looked after for our
That's, the power that makes
this the safest place. Remem
Coal Company Incorporates.
The Stoehr & Schant Coal company of
Carbon Cliff was incorporated at
Springfield yesterday. . The object is
the mining business and capital 52.00.
C. 11. Schadt, E. Stoehr and J. Grib
I'on are the incorporators.
MOT IV AVI
Rock Island. Iu.
50 Fathoms Deep
WAY down on (he bottor
of the sea under three
hundred feet of water is the
favorite home of the codfish.
The ice-cold water of Norway
and the North Atlantic is his
joy. He has the power to grow
fat under severe surroundings.
The same natural power is in
of Cod Liver Oil. Nature her-
self put it there. This power
produces new flesh and new
life in those who suffer from
AUDrucfisU; 50c. and $1.00.
HOW WOULD W. A. CLARK, THE MONTANA C0PPEK KTNQL
LIKE IT IF HE HAD TO WALK FOE AWHILE I . -
WATERED HIS MILK
Adoloh Soriet Will Be Given a Hear
ing Tomorrow Morning on
Charge of Adulteration.
Adolph SDriet. a milk dealer, resid-
jing south of Moline and doing business
I in both Rock Island and Moline. was
brought before Magistrate Elliott this
morning on complaint ot Dr. Ralph
Dart, health commissioner for adul
terating his milk. The hearing was
continued till tomorrow morning at 9
The taxes for 1907, both personal
and real estate, are now dne and pay
able at room IS. M. & I building.
Hours, 9 to 12 a. m.. 1 to 5 p. m. Open
Wednesday and Saturday evenings
from 7 to 9 p. m. Bring your last
year's receipts with you.