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TIE. ROCK H S LA NB MM GUS
' WEDNESDAY: MAY 20, 1908.
FINAL STEPS .
IN PROJECT TO
BE WEN SOON
Promoters of Plan for a Carnival
Association to Hold Big Fair
was -born . in Orwell,' Vt.,' and:. came
to Davenport , when 17 years of age.
A year ago she came to this city , to
make her home with her daughter,
Mrs.' J. "8 Gllmore. . Two other chil
dren survive, Antolne LeClaire of. Dav
enport and Mrs. M. A. Thompson of
Omaha. The funeral will be held at
St. Anthony's church, Davenport, at
o'clock tomorrow morning ' with. In
terment at St. Marguerite's cemetery,
Davenport . '
PLAN A BIG - CELEBRATION
Races, Exhibition of Products, Water
Show, and Home Coming Exer-
clses Being Considered.
T.he proposed carnival association,
heretofore referred to by The Argus,
is developing more rapidly than is
generally realized and plans are about
completed for definite action on the
project of organizing the association
will be taken by those who are pro
moting the scheme. The association,
as has been stated, is to have for Its
purpose the holding of an annual car
nival and fair at the Ninth street
track and fair grounds, in the fail
The plan contemplates races, exhibits,
home coming exercises, and a big wa
ter carnival on the river, and other
features to attract thousands of visi
tors to the city. The project is a big
one, and if successfully launched the
association will become one of the
roost important institutions of its kind
in the county.
For Home CoininK Week.
The . proposition of having a big
home coming week is being generally
agitated, and it is likely that definite
steps along this line will be taken, eith
er in connection with the carnival asso
ciation or in connection with the for
mal dedication of Long View park.
which Is to be held In June or July
The time is almost too short, however,
to arrange for home coming week in
connection with the park dedication,
and it is likely that the date will be
set later in the fall. At that time the
announcement will be spread broad
cast over the country, and all former
residents of the city will be invited
and urged to return and visit Rock
This celebration has in other cities
been found to be productive of much
good, in arousing the interest of citi
zens elsewhere," and in inspiring them
with a desire to return and make their
homes in the city where they once re
Moline Mayor Will Probably Be Made
state President of Elks at Con
vention at Peoria.
Peoria, 111., May 20. (Argus Spe
cial.) Mayor Andrew Olson of Mo
line seems reasonably sure of election
to the office of state president 'of the
Elks. He is at present vice president
and the custom of the state associa
tion favors his advance. The main
light of the convention, which opened
here today, is on third vice president,
for which there are two candidates.
J. S. Brittain of Bloomington and S
M. Bostwick of Centralia. Secretary
Walsh of Canton has announced that
he is not a candidate for reelection
and there are two candidates, for the
place. Two men are also out for the
office of treasurer. Thursday evening
at a banquet of the Elks Mayor .Olson
is to, respond to the toast, "Good Fel
.Mrs. Sarah M. LeClaire, one of the
pioneer residents of Davenport, and
widow of the late David LeClaire,
died last night, aged 89 yean She
It is vitally important
that the food we eat
should be Fresh, Ab
solutely Pure v and of
the Highest Quality.
Ve haye the reputa
tion for selling the
finest, cleanest and
purest foodstuff in the
. - Ypu can prove this
yourself by trading
-Am we Jourmey through life, let
a eat by the way."
Both Phones. '700 17th Street.
CITY HALL PLANS
Counpil Approves Suggestions
of Architect for Remodeling
TO ADD TO ARMORY PART
Probably nhovrera and thunderstorms
tonight or Thursday cooler Thursday.
J. M. SHEKIER, Local Forecaster.
Temperature mt 7 a. m S4 - at SiOO
ntf 80. Maximum temperature In laaf
24 hourn, 83; minimum, 58. Velocity of
wind at 7 a. in., It mllea per hour. Stage
of water, 9,5 feet, a fall of .3 foot In
laat 24 hours. Precipitation up to 7 a.
May 20 In History.
1403 Vhso di (iamo,
Calicut by doubllns
the Cupe of Hood
Ilope. The discovery
of the new route to
India was na event
In commercial history John stunrt
second only to the Mill. '
discovery of America.
180a-.Tohn Stunrt Mill, English! phi
' losophcr and political economist,
bom; died May 8 1S73.
1S34 Marquis de Lafayette died; born
1902 E. L. Godkln, noted American
editor, died at Brixham, England;
born 1831. .
Changes Will Give Additional Office.
Quarters and a Large . Session .
Room on Third Floor.
Sun seta 7:11, rises 4:33; moon rises
11:58 p. m.; 3 a. m., planets Venus and
Neptune in conjunction, Venus pausing
froui east to west; annular eclipse in
northern Rtates, passing over Saratoga
Springs; next annular eclipse, June 28,
visible In Florida.
Buy a home of Reidy BroB.
Jones for second, htfnd goods.
Roller skates at David Don's.
Tri-City-Towel Supply company.
' Silk sale at McCabe's Thursday.
Read H. K. Walker's classified ads.
For bus or express. Spencer & Trefz
Kerler & Co. clean carpets and rugs.
May hard coal at bottom price. Port
Byron Lime association.
Demonstration of the Herrick
frigerator at David Don's.
Sell me your household goods.
Jones, second hand and loans
Two hundred women's fine hats to
be given away. See McCabe's ad.
Let Krell & Siemon do your furnace
and tin work; 1316 Third avenue,
Luther league moonlight excursion
Friday, May 22, on steamer W. W.
Lawn mowers and garden hose at
prices that are right. The Mill Store
McCabe's sale of table linens at 20
per cent discount is a record breaker.
Remember, you are ordered to have
a garbage can. Get the best at David
Silk corset lacers free and double
stamps in McCabe's corset department
j-iewis single Binder costs more
than other 5 cent cigars. Smokers
If you need any carpenter work call
on Bergeson, 1615 Fourteenth street.
Cheney Br6s famous $1 and $1.45
shower-proof foulard silks 58 cents
yard at McCabe's Thursday.
.Elgin creamery butter 27 cents per
pound at the Atlantic &. Pacific Tea
company, 328 Twentieth street.
Attend the card party given tomor
row night by the Columbia club of St
Mary's church at K. C. hall, over the
The new wick oil stove is a wonder.
a fuel saver, and so simple that chil
uren operate u. iet us snow you
The Mill Store. ,
mieoa me last dance or the sum
mer series given by the Qui Vive club
at Watch Tower inn, Wednesday
evening. May. 20
The greatest millinery sensation at
McCabe s Thursday and Friday 200
women's fine ready-trimmed hats to
be given away. See ad.
Those colored silk umbrellas (with
neat border), for rain or shine, they
are going fast; really a bargain at
11.79. The Mill Store.
See A. L. Bruner for piano tuning,
regulating, voicing and repairing. AH
work guaranteed. 425 Nineteenth
street. New phone 5291.
Those pillows we told you about
yesterday are beauties, but must be
seen to be appreciated. The price is
12.58 per pair, at the Mill Store
Double size penny photos of Labies
and children under five years will be
taken for only one week. May 25 to
June 1. Kerr, 1807. Second avenue.
The Helen Gould Ladies' Auxiliary
tc Sibony Bay camp will give a card
party at Memorial; ball, May 21. Re
freshments will be served. Admission
15 cents. " M.
The circuit court adjourned, at noon
today in order to allow the . judge and
attorneys an opportunity to attend the
funeral of Mrs. B. F. Peek of Moline
this afternoon. .
At the adjourned meeting of the city
council yesterday afternoon the plans
far the remodeling of the city hail
building were partially approved by
the aldermen. A representative of
George P. Stauduhar presented sketch
es showing the proposed changes, and
the plans, so far as they relate to the
main portion of the building, were ap
proved, and the architect, instructed to
complete tne plans and furnish an es
timate of the cost.
The changes to be made in the main
part of the building include the sub
stitution of a modern entrance for the
unsightly wooden steps on Third ave
nue, and changes on the second floor
to include the division of the present
council chamber into offices for tho
mayor and the city attorney, and- the
establishment of offices for the plumb
ing inspector and the police matron on
this floor also. South of the present
stairway to the third floor a tier of '
colls for female prisoners will be
built, conveniently near the matron's
office. The rooms in the armory now
used for dressing rooms will be con
verted into a double row of cells, for
male prisoners. .'
Change Council ltoom.
The most important changes will be
on the third floor, now occupied by
the militia companies. The large north
east room will be converted into a
council chamber, with fully twice as
large an audience room as the entire
present council chamber on the sec
ond floor. The room will afford a more
convenient arrangement for the alder
men's desks. The long room on the
west side will be devoted to offices for
the city engineer, and south of this
will be an office for the health com
missioner. The present locker room
of the company, just south of the large
room, will be divided into a public
lobby and committee and coat rooms
for the aldermen.
Add Story to Armory.
The plan is to leave the militia drill
room of the armory as It is now, and
to build another story above, where
the company club rooms, locker room.
officers' quarters, and other apartments
will be located. ,
The improvements as now planned
can be made for a comparatively small
amount, and will greatly add to the
convenience and attractiveness of the
building. "The changes will prove of
material advantage to the city, and
will also improve the quarters of the
The aldermen inspected the location
and . proposed changes of the Rock Is
land's tracks on the river front be
tween Eleventh and Thirteenth streets,
and on reassembling voted to refer the
ordinance and petition to the street
and alley con:: nittee to report at the
next meeting. The permission to
change the tracks will probably be
granted by the council. - -
The ordinance for the construction
of a sewer on Seventeenth street from
the new Best building to connect with
the Fifth avenue drain at Fourth ave
nue was adopted by unanimous vote,
The sewer will be built by special as
sessment, and will cost, according to
the estimate, about $8,640.G0.
Of all the objects of our
pity, ' none deserve it more
than they who pooh-pooh the
wearing of jewelry.
Ertit why not be charitable?
4sn't it possible that these
same people lack the under
starding of what constitutes
, artistic jewelry merely be
cause their natural taste has
not thus far come into con
tact with the true touchstone
With truth and Inclsive
ness we say they haven't seen
the Ingalls shop.
' SAFCTr BLOC .
Rock Island, III.
DdHcious Banana Cream
ThlB recipe ls highly recommended
by. one, of our correspondents. ;try It tor
Peel Ave large bananas, rub smooth
with five teaspoonfuls of sugar. Add
T, . . : t ' one teacup sweet cream beaten to a
uear o. nave quarters mine v. ,ttt froth. : then add one 10c package
S. Express office.- All outstanding ac-.of wmon jrci-1,-0 dissolved m ih tea
w..ij i. , , ,! !Tns-1 cup boiling water. I'nur Into mold
counts should be paid at this office' wllon 0,(1 KnI.n.Rh wjtll Pandii
and all bills against said firm collected 1 cherries. Serve with whipped cream.
at como nliro , or any good pudding uauce. JELI.,-0 Is
at same piate. v sold by all grocers at 10c per package.
The motto for Gun-
cheap but how good."
That'swhy so many peo
ple will buy 'no other.
To produce a luxur
iant growth of hair, use
Mme. Yale's Hair
Cleaner, hair tonic and ;
Cheney Bros. Eamoiis $1.00
and $1.45 Shower-proof
Foulard Silks at 58c
FHURSDAY at 9:30 a Am., this extraordinary pur
. ' I chase will be ready for. your Choosing. The lot
. consists of short lengths, Zi to 15 yards, bought
from the agents at a fraction , of the v original cost of
. This means new silks,, newest: colorsjand "designs, at
less than half price. For the past ten days we have been
negotiating for this lot of silks, a clean-up of their entire
season's . short lengths of Foulard , Silks. , Saturday our '
offer was accepted and the Silks were expressed to us, ar
riving here on Monday. They will be ready Thursday for
the greatest Foulard Silk. Sale on pur records. There are
all . the beautiful new Browns, Copenhagen Blues, Tans;
Greens, Rose Colors, Black and White and Navies.
Ready for selling Thursday at 9:30 a. m., and till every
yard is sold, $1.00 to $1.45 values all, at 58c yard.
WHAT, could be more pleasant than 'to entertain a few
friends In our Balcony Tea Room with Tea, Choc
olate or Coffee, or that most delicious Ice v Cream Soda,
Sundaes, Ice Cream with home made cakes, " etc., only a
few minutes' notice required to , arrange for moderate
sized groups or parties. ';
The Girl of The Hour
The Sweet Girl Graduate, of Course
ITH Graduation but 'two weeks away this matter of
dress should be settled at once. Our Third Avenue
Windows show .some beautiful dresses and our
second floor holds many more. '
The New Princess njodels.In white dresses are most at
tractive. The Lawns,; Malls, etc., used are of fine quality
and dainty Laces are iised In trimming with a lavishness that
' leaves little to be desired, i The prices are a pleasing sur
prise. Princess Dresses with front of hand embroidery and Ger
, man Val Lace Insertings . in new cross pattern, the wide
skirts are laid in broad tucks, these are moderately priced at
White Mull Dresses with fine tucked Waists, finished
with French Val and Baby Irish Lace in rays effects, skirt
has two folds and the three-fourth sleev'es have cuff finished
with Tucks and Lace, at $12.75.
, Exquisite Princess Dresses of India Mull, the waist,
girdle and front of skirt are a mass of French Val Lace with
a double inserting of same lace entirely around skirt at top of
hem, the balloon sleeves are laid in squares of lace with Lace
Cuffs. We price these at $17.50.
r The variety, the beauty of the many specially low prices
of these dresses makes choosing easy, and then no making,
no trouble, one fitting" perhaps, that's all, prices $7.50 to
"V OU can't pour a gallon of water
Into a quart can--neither can,
you buy 3.50 or 4.00 Shoes that are
really 3.50 and 4.00 Shoes for 2.00.
Ve don't claim to sell you shoes
worth 4.00 for 2.00." What we do
claim is to sell you the best 2.00
shoes, the best 2.50 shoes, the best
3.00, 3.50 and 4.00 shoes. Every
pair just right fit. style, shape,
color and weight No better shoe
making can be found, no better
quality leather Js made,
Scmefimes we have odd sizes,
or tots to close, which we sell away
below what they cost us. Then
if you find the size you want it's
often dollars for halves.
Women's fine Kid Oxfords, best
flexible soles, Patent Leather Tips,
medium Cuban Heels, these close
fitting, stylish . $2.00 Oxfords. 60
pairs, Thursday and Friday if they
last, all sizes at the start. $1.39.
' Women's Lace Shoes, same
quality and style, about 50 pairs, all
day Thursday, pair $1.50.
TO fittingly celebrate the most successful Millinery
Season in the history of this store, and create
the greatest Millinery Sensation ever known in
the history of Rock Island, we propose to give away ab
solutely free two hundred (200) Women's fine, ready
trimmed Tailor-made, Street and Dress Hats in just two
days. Be on hand Thursday and Friday, of this week.
These Hats will be displayed in two great lots.
The choice from Lot 1 to any customer buying in
any and all parts of the store merchandise for cash at
one time amounting to $15.00 or more.
' .Your choice of Lot 2 on same conditions by buying
bill amounting to $25.00 or over.
These hats are among the very best of the season's
most stylish models and are worth' from $3.50 to 10.00
apiece, and will be given you absolutely free. .
There are hardly any two alike and of course there
will be great advantage in making first selections. If
you wish, you can first pick out your Hat and do your
buying afterwards. It costs you absolutely nothing to
pick your choice of these lovely hats and the early
choosers will feel repaid for coming early.
fc"JY Commencement." edition
de luxe. In handsome bind
ing, every page with floral margin
on especially prepared tinted paper,
a record of The School. The Facul
ty. The Exercises. Prizes. Subjects
Studied. Class Motto. Colors, Flow
ers and Yell. History, "etc.. etc , A .
most appropriate gift, $1.45.
"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."
with elegant color illustrations by
Keller, plate paper. $1.25.
"Standard Authors and" Histori
ans," bound library red leather, gilt
top. title, back and side stamp. '
Standard Poets. In ornamental
leather, extension bindings, hand;
somely printed. 97c.
Padded Poets. In leather binding,
red under gold edges, 50c and 75c
All the popular late novels in pret-
ty gift bindings, the 1.50 kind, at
Orders for Engraved Calling Cards
for Commencement gifts should be
entered promptly. We are prepared
to give prompt and satisfactory ser
vice in filling the.'e orders at very
moderate usual prices.
LINENS We told you In out last advertisement
about the uncertain feeling which crept into the
Linen Market some thre or four months ago,
when the Linen Manufacturers got scared and began
to reduce stocks by shipping double orders wherever
they could do so. Two makers doubled up our orders
on Table Damasks. but prices did not drop as was
thought they might, and we kept the goods with the
agreement that we could dispose of them at a dis
count of 20 per cent. "
We are now making this sale a most notable one
by Including every piece of Table Linen In the store
at the same discount, 20 per cent, one-fifth off. Take
your pick of every piece, every yard of Table Linen.
The sale started as a record-breaker and before
Saturday night, we expect to reduce our immense
stock to the right proportion. Come early, do your
, own figuring and get your full share of these good
Thinking' of Graduation?
' I 'HE long-headed shoppers are reserving many of
the choicest of 'the hafldseme things we are
showing for Graduation Presents. Shouldn't you look
and secure your choice also? We will lay them aside
until you are ready for them. : Here are a few of the
many good things you'll find here
Solid Gold Scarf Pins. Stone set and Signet, In a
variety of designs, 1.00 t 10.00.
Sold Gold Cuff Buttons, Diamond set. Signet and
Stone set. from 25.00 to 3.00 a pair.
- Solid Gold Brooches, the popular Rose Gold, beau
tifully set with Pearls, Diamonds and other stones,
. from 50.00 to 2.501 , ;
"Cloisonne" Enameled Jewelry, Belt Pins, 3.00
, to 6.00. Collar Pin Birth Flower for each month at
1.00 each. Brooches and Veil Pins at 1.00 to 2.50,
and many more which must be seen to be appreciated.
Refrigerators, Summer Stoves
7E have the Alpine Refrigerators. , They are
polished Oak with zinc and white enamel lin
ing, charcoal filled, adjustable all-metal shelves, none
cah be better, price ranging from 25.00 down to
The New Perfection Oil Stoves in 3 and 2 burn
er size, no danger, no smoke, no odor, they make an
- Intense heat as soon as lighted, 10.50 and $7.50
.The Standard and Safety high cabinet 2 and 3
' burner Gasoline Stoves are the best makes and an
ornament in the kitchen, each 6.50 and $4.45.
.White Mountain and Arctic Ice Cream Freezers.
The names are a guarantee of satisfaction. We have
them In all sizes, priced up from $1.25. ..
Heavy Steel Ice Picks, wood handle, 5c . ' '
' Tinned Iron Ice Tongs, pair 5c.' '
Crystal Glass Bouquet Holders, 16 and 18 Inch
sizes, each 10c.
NOTES OF INTEREST
One reason the man who "minds
his own business" is successful is be
cause he has no competition.
The Summer Girl of 1908 may wear
a large hat or a smaller one, but it
must be distinctive and harmonize
with her sown.
Nothing Is more gay and. cheerful
than a perky bow of ribbon. If made
upstanding and saucy enough and can
be made to express much defiance If
worn with a sober mood.
There Is much mischief expressed
In Flowers and Aigrettes. The charm
ing way- in which the flower-trimmed
thing has of expressing the feelings of
the wearer, makes the hat responsible
for many a flirtation.
Thread Silk Hose in' Tan, Black, Co
penhagen, Pink, White and Blue ;are
very stylish and are not expensive.
The Taps and Russet Browns to match
the Shoes, Oxfords, Belts and Gloves
are In greatest favor.
The tints and patterns of the . Im
ported French and English Wall Pa
pers are delightfully new and artistic,
and are but slightly higher In cost
than the domestic makes.
Long sleeves are making , gradual
headway, and it is advisable to have
some summer dresses made that way. .
Straw colorings, pongee shades and
other light tones are much sought in
The skirt with the plain, close-fitting
top, but flaring at the lower part,
continues to grow in favor. It is often
trimmed with a wide fold, but just as
often is made plain. '
Narrow shaped and tailored Leather
Belts in all shades are very , 6mart,
with heavv gilt buckles in either round
or sqaare 6hapes.'
Shirtwaists made of sheer Japanese
Mull, white or colors, showing combi
nations of pastel colorings and all-over
Embroideries with drooping shoulder
effects are decidedly popular and not
To make the little curls on top of
the head, which are now so - fashion
able, use a smooth stick about the
thicknees of a finger, pointed at one
nd like a. -pencil.: Roll the hair ,on
this and hold it in place while you
withdraw the stick. The curls will be
ruite firm.. . . .
LEADERS IN THE CORSET WORLD--Our
Corset supremacy isbeing still farther demon
strated this week. We sell some twenty leading
lines of Corsets for some of which we hold the exclusive
agency, on others we are the joint selling agents.
When we mention the Regis, the American Lady,
the all Whalebone Redfern. the celebrated P. N.,
the W. B.. the R. & G.. the W. T,.,the La
Grecque. Royal Worcester, Bon Ton, -Adjusto Kabo
Self-reducer, Thompson's G'ove-Fitting, the C. B.
Ala Spirite. the Ne.no, the Sahlin and Ferris
Waists. There are not many good Corsets not In
this list ' . .. "
This week we are giving a full 5-yard Silk Corset
Lacer with each Corset sold for 1.50 or "over and In
clude Double Trading Stamps in the whole depart
ment Do you want a Silk Corset Lacer without costing
you a cent? Remember to come this week. "
Men's Warm Weather Comforts
ATHLETIC Underwear that weighs only 6 to 10
ounces per suit drawers come to the knee,
shirts are coat style and sleeveless, coolest and most
comfortable summer Underwear, made of sheer white
panama. check Nainsook and Barred Dimity, values
that you'll not find elsewhere, here at 1.00, 75c and
A new Garter for summer wear! made of silk with
just a lfttle elastic, very comfortable, pair 50c and
Don't Fret Smile.
"UR Furniture and Carpet Departments are ready
to throw good things in your way- Large Brus
sels Rugs 9x12 feet good patterns, extra quality, down
Velvet and Axmlnster Rugs. Smith's and Sand
ford's standard makes, down to $19.30.
Royal Wilton Rugs, 9x12 feet 40.00 quality, down
Sanitary Steel Couches, Simmon's high-trade
quality, bronze finish, when open makes full size, com-,-J
fortable bed, for 93.3U.
Woven "Wire Cots, varnished hard wood frames,
$1.25. . ., . ;, .v; ... '
Metal Beds, full size posts, extension foot brass
v Large Oak Dressers, with French Bevel Mirrors,
14.50 values at $10.00.
Quartered Oak Parlor Tables. 24-Inch, tops, with
shelves and shaped legs. 3.50 values, at $2.75. ... .
Crex and Deltox" Grass Rugs, woven from tough
prairie grass, beautiful in design, just the rug for porch
and summer use. All standard sizes and colors In
stock, 40c to $8.50. , "'
- - Japanese Mattings In Carpet patterns and Cotton
Warps, 28c values at 19c yard. -.-,