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TEE- ROCK . HSLANID ARGUS
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2 1908.
THE WHEEL WALKS
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New Device for Traction Engine May
be Manufactured in Rock
COMPANY WANTS A SITE HERE
Claimed Invention Would Help Steam
Supplant Horses in Ordinary
W. L. Martin, president, and S. M.
Bower, secretary of the Walking
Wheel company, are in the city nego
tiating with the Rock Island Industrial
commission for a location here for a
factory to manufacture their product.
Their purpose is to establish a plant
to make metal wheels in general, but
they have a specialty in the form of
a' "walking wheel," invented by Mr.
Martin, to which they expect to devote
This wheel Is supplied with concave
metal plates on the rim controlled so
that (hey come in contact with the
ground and are lifted after the manner
of the foot of an animal, at least two
of them Deing on the ground at the
came time. By thus avoiding the roll
Ing motion and by Increasing the base
of support, the wheel will sustain a
great weight on a yielding surface.
This renders the device valuable on
heavy traction engines and should
greatly increase the use of steam pow
er for ordinary farming operations.
' It is pointed out that the ordinary
traction engine cannot be used profit
ably in plowing because it sinks in
the ground and so much power is lost
in slippage of the wheels. Equipped
with the walking wheel, the engine
should supplant horses in the heavier
farm work. While somewhat compli
cated the walking wheel weighs but
little more than the ones ordinarily
used and would cost but little more.
Patents are held by the company on
a new type of automobile wheel for
rapid transit that it Is proposed to
Buffalo Coal company last Saturday '
have been recovered. One hundrecr
and twenty-ix bodies have been
hoisted from the bottom of the 500
foot shaft and turned over to under
takers. Many of the bodies have been
claimed by fi lends and a large majors
ity of the others have been, identified.
- Officials of the state mining depart
ment began their inspection yesterday
in efforts to ascertain the cause of and
fix responsibility for the disaster. Cor
oner Sine has set Dec. 10 for the tak
ing of testimony for the inquest.
Fair tonight nod Thursday) ulewly
J. M. SHERIEIt, Local Forecaster.
Tempcratare at 7 a. m. 9 at 3 p. in
22. Maximum ' temperature In taut 24
hours 20 j minimum O. Velocity of wind
at 7 n. m. 7 miles per hour. Stage of
water 2.6 feet; uo chance' In last 2-1
hours. Precipitation none.
Dec. 2 In History.
1552 St. Francis Xavler, apostle to
the Indies, who baptized over
1,000,000 converts, died in China;
1736 General Richard Montgomery.
Irish-American patriot, born; killed
at the storming of Quebec 1775.
1805 Battle of Austerlltz.
1003 The Hay-Bunau-Varllla canal
: treaty signed by the Panama Junta.
Sun sets, 4:20. rises 7:03; moon set
2:03 n. m.;3 a. m.. eastern time, only
one of Jupiter's satellites visible.
FOOD LAW HITS OPIUM
Smoking of Drug in the United States
May Be Ended.
Washington, Dec. 2. Hidden in the
paragraphs of the pure food act has
been found a clause which the govern
ment is confident will, when enforced,
end the smoking of opium in the
United States. Upon the. suggestion
of Dr. H. W. Wiley, who is reputed to
be able to recite the pure food act
without the loss of a single word, or
ders h'ave been issued to collectors
upon both coasts to stop the importa
tion of opium containing less than 0
per cent of morphine, or any other
opium which can be used for smok'ng.
Whilo it is expected that this closing
of the ports of the United States to
this low grade opium will result in
litigations, the government is confident
that the position taken will be maintained.
MINING CONGRESS OPENED
Governors, Senators and Congressmen
Pittsburg, Dec. 2. The 11th annual
convention of the American mining
congress convened here today. In ad
dition to well known mining men pres
ent, there are the governors of 16
states, senators, congressmen, and
men of prominence in the business af
fairs of the nation.
MINE'S DEAD NOW REACH 128
All But Two Bodies of Victims of Ex
ploBion Are Recovered.
Pitdtsburg, Dec. 2. State officials
mine owners and rescuers believe that
all but two victims of the explosion in
the Marlanna mines of the Pittcsburg
Whatever the ground work
may be, there is a deep sen
timent in favor of this store
a - sentiment manifested
equally by all classes where
wisdom and , conservatism
are the Impelling thought.
' Buying ' Jewelry here is
like the spirit of Christmas
a condition of the heart
You may please your sense
of the artistic by a visit in
Kerler & Co. weave rugs.
Buy a home of Reldy Bros.
Leather goods at J. Ramser's.
Tri-CIty Towel Supply company.
Godfrey's laundry gives green trad-!
Cameo brooches, pearl brooches, at
Travelers sets from $3.50 to $22 at
Do it now. Get started on the Mill
Double stamps for 3 days on all furs
at McCabe's. . -"
More "hot shot" for Thursday at Mc
Cabe's. See large ad.
Watches, 500 designs, all new up-to-
date patterns, at J. Ramser's.
Another lot of those beautiful mis
sion lamps for $3.CD at McCabe's.
Children's stockings"4 3 cents a pair
o'clock Thursday at McCabe's.
Lewis' Single Binder straight 5 cent
igar. Made of extra quality tobacco.
Now is the time to order your
Christmas suit or overcoat at Bmig's.
Soft fleeced blankets 19 cents each
at McCabe's at 10:30 a. m. Thursday.
Let Krell & Johnston do your tin
and furnace work, 1316 Third avenue.
II. T. Siemon wants your tin and
furnace work. 1526-1528 Fourth ave
It will pay you to visit the Dawson
Millinery company at 113 Eighteenth
street, Rock Island.
The sooner you start, the better your
chance to get a fine prize, at the Mill
Store coupon contest.
Dr. E. Bradford has removed his of
fice from 1821 1-2 Second avenue, to
602 Eighteenth street.
Thursday at 2 o'clock misses and
children's sclid winter weight school
shoes 95 cents at McCabe's.
A masquerade ball will be given at
the Milan town hall Wednesday even
ing, Dec. 2, by the Trio club.
The big discount given by the Daw
son Millinery company is attracting a
crowd of buyers every day.
J. J. Harris has removed his second
hand store from 220 Seventeenth
street to 308 Twentieth street.
Character, distinction and individ
uality you will always find in garments
made by William Emig, the Tailor.
Ask your sctisfied friends and they
will tell you their clothes were made
by William Emig the Tailor, 1730 Sec
The Mill Store coupon contest
started with p rush, everybody anxious
to get a fine prize. Now is the time
to get in line.
Opening gun of the Christmas hand
kerchief campaign Thursday at Mc
Cabe's 15 cent, 19 cent and 25 cent
values for 10 cents.
When you buy a hat buy it of the
Dawson Millinery company, and re
ceive a real, substantial nroflt share
by taking advantage of their big dis
Tho Ladies' Aid society of the First
Methodist Episcopal church will give
the annual Christmas sale and Decern
ber coffee it the home of Mrs. H E.
Casteel, 702 Twenty-first street, Friday
afternoon. The committee In charge
requests that all donated articles be
taken there before Friday noon. A
cordial invitation is extended to the
general public as well as members.
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&ck Island, !u.
Attention, Booster Camp No. 13443, M
- - W. of A.
Regular meeting at K. C. hall Thura
day evening, Dec 3, at 8 o'clock. Bi
ness of importance.
F. O. VAN GALDER, Consul
C. F. Haute, Clerk. '
Blow Bank; Escape In Auto.
Peptferell, Mass., Dec. 2. Burglars
blew the vaults of the First National
bank here early today, securing $14
000 In cash. They escaped in an auto
Have your Furnfture repaired and
upholstered now before the holiday
rush. We have expert workmen and
guarantee all work first, class. Tele
phone us and our wagon will call and
get the pieces. ,
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MEN and women with moderate in-,
comes We can help you increase
cure all your Christmas Gifts with the ex-,
penditure of much less money. We know
that for every man of wealth there's a
thousand sons of toil for every million
aire's palace, there are thousands of hum
ble abodes of salaried men. I hat s wny
this store has been so splendidly ar
ranged to serve the people with small
incomes the people who are forced to
'economize as well as those who save'
from choice. '
The man of ordinary means who
wants to get the most for his hard-earned
dollars, makes this his trading home. We
want to save vou every dollar we can.
We're in dead earnest in this matter and
most of our customers already know it
that's one reason for the wonderful growth
of this business.
That's another reason whv we eive
"S. & H." Trading Stamps : why we give
you dollars worth of these stamps without
costing you a penny. : These stamps will
bring you many luxuries and many hand
some things for Christmas presents. Save
them until you have enough to get just the
articles you want
1 his has lone been , the store where
satisfaction follows every transaction, r
A Good Many Give Engraved Plate and
Our facilities are such that we. execute or
ders on short notice. Yet, the time is growing
short. Many handsome styles of engraving to
select from, and complete satisfaction. "
Book Cept., Second Floor.
at a big saving.
Many styles Women's
swiss; Women's hemmed
OPENING Gun of the
Christmas Handkerchief Cam
paign 250 dozen Women's Hand
kerchiefs 15c, 19c and 25c values
take your choice for 10c only 10c.
This sale affords an opportun
ity to replenish your own supply
and to do early Christmas buying
hemmed stitched and embroidered fine
stitched and embroidered cord check in
Swiss; Women's pure linen hemmed stitched and hand initial; Wo
men s pure linen hemmed stitched plain handkerchiefs; Women s
Floral Initialed hemmed stitched linen finished; Women's all over
embroidered hemmed stitched linen finished.
This opening sale finds us loaded as never before with thous
ands of dozens of choicest styles ordered away back last February
when foreign makers were taking orders from 20 to 30 per cent
below normal prices.
The tremendous assortment we are showing at 25c, 50c, 75c
and $1.00 represent fully a quarter more actual value in needle
work and.fineness of material than purchases could be made later.
Be prompt to make your selections from this first big sale of
Values in rich American
Cut Glass. An immense
factory purchase at a fraction more
than the actual cost of the cutting
secured just in time for the Holi
American Cut Glass Bowls, 8
inch size, deep rich all over cut
ting ! 2.39.
Bon Bons, assortment of shapes and designs of cutting $1.50
value for 97c.
Handsome American cut carafes in rich deep cuttings, $6.50,
$5.00 and $4.00.
Rock Crystal vases, beautiful hand etched and engraved, as
sorted designs at $9.00, $6,50 and $5.00-
GOOD Hosiery News. You can get the best
Stockings here to be found in the west at whatever
price you wish to pay. . We make a specialty of good hos
iery, that will wear - and give the best satisfaction in every way.
That's the kind you want to buy the only kind we care to sell.
We are sole agents for the famous Nomend stockings for Boys
and Girls. They're made of the best hard twisted yarn, with
knees, heels and toes double spliced with real linen, thus giving
genuine "stocking insurance" to the buyer; the blackest of fast
black dye, these superior stockings come in several weights to
suit different requirements. All sizes from 5 to 10 per pair 25c
z For Thursday's selling we quote the following1
Women's full regular made hose with natural split soles, regu
lar 25c value, sizes 8 and 9 only, per pair 17c.
Women's Cashmere and Fleece lined hose, for women with
small feet, these are a snap bargain, sizes 8 and 84 only, these
50c and 35c Hose per pair 19c.
Women's winter weight lisle thread hose, regular 39c quality.
special Thursday 25c.
MISSION Lamps $3.?a
We have secured anoth-
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ful Mission Library Lamps 23
inches high with handsome 15 inch
art glass shades, fitted complete for
oil, gas or electricity, an ideal Christ
mas present $3.69.
Large variety of other beautiful
lamps for Gas, Electric or oil, at
moderate prices. See them in the
More "Hot Shot."
Thursday at 10 o'clock 5
cases big plump 8c cotton batts
per roll 5c We reserve the
right to limit the quantity
to each buyer - - - - DC
At 10:30 a. m. 100 soft fleeced
blankets, mill samples, worth
by the pair 75c, while this one
case lasts, limit of two to a cus
tomer at each r
19c - 19c
Thursday at 2 o'clock Misses
and children's double sole solid
leather winter weight school
shoes 95c a pair. You'll know
the value as soon as you see
them, is a half more, c
only - 95C
At 2:30 full standard silver
gray dress prints,
10 yds for - - 39c
At 3 o'clock a variety of child
ren's stockings, fleeced lined,
plain cotton, etc., samples and
odd dozens 3c q
a pair - - - - - OC
Watch for "HOT SHOT" ev
ORDER yur Fruit. Cake
now for Christmas. We
will make and season it ready
for serving and hold for deliv
ery when wanted.
BLANKET Bargains Galore.
Here are a couple of examples of the
saving that can be made in the blanket
section, the .acknowledged headquarters for
blankets and comforters of all kinds
25 pairs of Gray Wool Blankets, measuring
74x81 inches, a" usual great leader at $5.00,
while 25 pairs last, $3.25 a pair.
100 Mill End Blankets, big 11-4 size, regu
lar $1.00 a pair. Blankets at 2:30 P. M.
Thursday, sold singly 100 of them, each 35c.
50 pairs Novelty Swiss Curtains, hemstitched
ruffle, 2i yard length, in coin spot and novelty
patterns, came in just a little late, so we have
Jnarked these $1.25 curtains for a quick sale,
30 pairs of Tapestry Curtains in the new
bordered Reps Armures with fringed and fancy
edge finish: all brand new patterns worth up to
$6.00 a pair; all at $3.75.
CHRISTMAS News from the
Novelty Section, First Floor. Some
thing for everyone in the family. A small
list from the assortment:
Men's collar and cuff cases, soft leather, $1. .
Drinking cup in leather box, 50c
Men's travelling cases, real leather, fully
fitted, big assortment, $1.25 to $14.50.
Gold plated photo frames, all shapes, 19c to
Directoire chains, big variety, in great de
mand, 50c to $2.25.
JVletal mesh purses, $1.25 to $3.50.
Mirrors in ornamental frames, varied assort
ment, hand and-stand mirrors, 25c to $5.00.
Cigar jars with handsome metal tops, 39c to
Powder puffs and pomade jars and hair re
ceivers, 15c to 75c.
Toilet sets in gift boxes, from brush and
comb combination to the many-piece sets, 75c
FANCY Goods Many Practical Gift Sugges
tions. The extensive assortments win many new
patrons for this department each season. Scores of beautiful
and useful gifts for men, women, children and the babies have been
more than usually remembered. Every day. some extraordinary
bargains will be offered in this section. It will pay you to visit
this department every time you come to the store
Thursday, 20-inch real Cluney lace center pieces plain linen
centers, deep rich Cluney lace edges, regularly $2.00 at 98c.
At 25c, card pin cushions,. satin pin cushions, drawn and lace
edge linen doilies, embroidered doilies, rose sachet, leather mat,
6 inch, with cut-out rose and leaf edges, hand-painted calendars,
etc., etc pick for 25c, only 25c.
At 50c, German cross-stitch duster bags, soap and powder
book for travelling, novelty emery, lace-covered satin pin cushions.
lace pin cushion tops, fancy hair receivers, card baskets, whisk
broom cases, Raffia work baskets, etc any of these at 50c.
At 75, embroidered linen medicine case, embroidered linen
twine and ribbon holders, hand-painted needle book, imported
travelling case, fancy sachet bag, oval hair pin ball, vanity mirror,
novelty satin pin cushions, large ribbon-trimmed work baskets,
etc., etc choose any of these for 75c ,
From 87c to $1.50 there is a profusion of entirely new and
beautiful nand-embroidered and painted articles, such as ribbon
rolls, collar bags, party and work bags, jewel bust sachet and bag.
coat and skirt hangers in case, laundry books, preserve labels,
glove boxes, toilet cases in linen, baby pillows, etc, etc. all high
art exclusive designs made by eastern artists, graduates of the
Boston School of Art, and the prices are as attractive as the ex
amples of art
QNLY 1 9 shopping days
before Christmas,, and our
wonderful Holiday Toy Bazaar is
ready to meet your every want.
Be an early buyer and avoid the
annoyance of disappointment in
not securing just what you wish.
Black board and writing desk
combined at $1.25 and 98c
Bradley's spelling boards, 75c
- 24-piece unbreakable toy tea
Doll, beads, china, brass and
bisque, $1.50 to 5c.
Plush -covered rocking horses
with saddle and bridle, $9 to $3.
" Games. The largest assortment
we have ever shown, $1.50 to 5c.
Magic lanterns, complete outfit,
Doll buggies, with metal wheels,
UAND BAGS for Christ-
mas. You couldn't think of a
more appropriate or acceptable
gift women's hand bags, card
cases and vanity bags, .bags fitted
with purse, large and small sizes,
Women's hand bags in black
and brown shades of seal grain
leather, special at 1.62.-
Real seal and genuine Morocco1
hand bags, newest shapes, black
and some colors, for the holidays,
Genuine horn -back alligator
bags, all leather lined, fitted with
purse to match, 4.87. : .....
Men's card cases, pass books,
bill rolls and bill books, all the
best new shapes, handsome leath
ers, large and small sizes, best of
gifts, 50c to 3.50.
EXTRAORDINARY Fur values have thronged our fur
section with buyers who appreciate reliability and correct styles.
Fur sales, the past ten days have exceeded all former records, early
buying for Christmas gifts has begun in real earnest and the choicest, most
beautiful furs are rapidly disappearing. The variety of furs shown and
the well known fact that there are no ficticious values placed on these furs
combine to make this section headquarters for fur buying: Again we ad
vise a prompt selection to secure the best and most desirable pieces.
Note the following styles and prices, you'll not match them
- Black Lynx Rug Muffs, extra good skins, silk
shired lining. $25.
Black Lynx Throws, beautiful glossy fur of se
Ieted skins, $10.
Sable Fox Sets, fox throw or boa of genuine Am
erican fox, large muff, very attractive set, only $23.50.
Brook mink. Animal Effect, shawl scarfs, fine im
itation of high class mink, most unusual at $7.50.
- Sabeline neck pieces, throws, scarfs, etc, newest
i Natural squ'rrel set pillow muff, and throw 12.50.
Brook Mink set, new shape pillow muff and
Sable Coney Set large muff and satin lined throw
to match, 6.00.
. Jap Mink throws extra length, satin lined, very
handsome, 10.00. ,
Muffs handsomely striped to match, 17.50.
Brown French Coney sets for misses, Animal
throw and muff 3.87. v
Brook Mink sets for children, Satin lined throw
and muff with, cord hanger 3.42. .
A large showing of new fur coats of which
this is .only a sample : ; '
' Near seal fur coats, well selected prime
skins, lined with Skinner's satin, $27.50. ' ,
Another, a fine near seal blouse with braid
belt, Skinner's Satin lined, collar, revers and
cuffs of blended brown mink a regular 50.00
garment, here for $39.00. H. ..
The absolute reliability of all our fur
garments is so well known that we
scarcely heed to more than remind you to add
zest and interest to. the fux business and to
make you think to bring your friends, we'll
give Double Stamps on all furs for the bal
ance of this week 3 days 3, Double Stamps-
BOOK Department was
opened Saturday. The
big new department on
the second floor was filled
with enthusiastic customers,
many new ones as well as
those who come year after
year, knowing that they will
find here the best in the holi
day book world at the small
Such a wealth of exquisite gift
books with their unusual bindings
and beatiful illustrate n .
Boys and girls are well cared
for, too. The great assortment as
sures a most satisfactory selection.
All the best of the new novels
priced at only 1.15.
The 48c line of former 1.50
copyright novels is undeniably the
best you have ever seen; most of
them are in the original bindings. '
Sunday school teachers will find
much to interest them, in the gift
line among the books and the
beautiful holiday-box stationery.
. We have just placed on sale
fountain pens of extraordinary val
uebest kind of a gift for a man.
The pen is 14-karat gold and the
barrel is filigreed with sterling sil
ver. A beauty never saw their
equal under 5.00. These for the
Holidays are 2.00. - . '. -C
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