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TiE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
SATURDAY. DECEMBER 26, 1908.
START SMALL RIOT
Intoxicated Man in West End Throws
' . Rocks at His Own Building
When Refused Rent.
OTHER HOUSES DAMAGED
Officers Are Summoned to Scene Four
Times to Quell Disorder Notes
From Police Reports.
As the result of a general free for all
scrap which took place in the lower
end of the city yesterday a number of
men were arrested and two houses are
pretty badly damaged. A man named
Fuller went to the house where Georgo
Lowe resides on Third street between
Sixth and Seventh" avenues and "de
manded tnoney for rent. An argument
started and before long Fuller got a
beating from Lowe and several of his
brothers. Then Fuller and two others
began throwing bricks and other mis
siles at Lowe's house with the result
that the windows and doors were soo;i
demolished. The missile throwers were
evidently Intoxicated for their anger
was soon turned towards a boy who
lives' next door in the other half of
the double house in which Lowe re
sides and they commenced bombard
ing, the new target. The lad was taken
Into the house next door and that
house in turn became the target for
the bricks, rocks and stones which th?
attacking party found. The police
made four trips to the scene of the
battle and "each time made several ar
rests. The case will come up for trial
Constable (irttt a Cut.
One of the constables of the city is
suffering today from a large cut in the
face which, he received yesterday. It
is said that the representative of the
law went to a saloon on Seventh street
and Seventh avenue and attempted to
serve a subpoena. His physical con
dition, however, seemed to have taken
away his power of reading, however,
and he was unable to explain the mean
ing of the legal papers he carried. Th?
saloonkeeper took them away from
him and read them. In the meantime
the constable leaned against the front
window and fell through it. The angry
proprietor threw him out into the
street and he had to be picked up and
taken to his home. When he fell into
the glass his face was cut with a large
deep gash, which will take some time
to heal up.
Sam Bordeau was arrested yesterday
and placed under peace bonds amount
ing to $300 on complaint of his wife
who appeared against him.
Lizzy Speedy, a young woman of this
city who Is all her name implies, be
came too noisy and disorderly yester
day and was assessed $150 when
given a trial.
Elmer Black was found drunk and
disorderly and sentenced to five days.
He was found in the railroad yards
and he was dead to the world and It is
a wonder that he was not killed while
in that condition.
bi'.c Christmas eve in Moline at Third
avenue and Twentieth street. He sits-
GIVES A FRANCHISE
tailed minor injuries and his wheel.
was entirely wrecked. The owne ofi
the machine is not known. There I - '
were two men in the car, and one stop- Aledo Quick to Take Up With Any
Project Promising Interur
ped long enough to telephone for the;
ambulance while the other drove on
with the machine. .
l'artly rluudy tonlicht
warmer tonight, colder Sunday. The
lowent temperature tonight will lirurnr
the freezing point.
J. M. SHEH1ER, Local Forecaster.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 30; at 3 p. in..
31. Maximum temperature In taut 24
bourn, 20 1 m minimum, in. Velocity of
nlmi at 7 a. ni., 4 mllea per hour. Stase
of water, 21 feet, a rlne of .01 foot In
laxt 24 hours. Precipitation ,trace.
D23. 23 la History.
177 P.att!c of Trenton.
18o3 Ureat fire in New York and fa
mous clipper Great Republic de
stroyed. 1905 Desperate fighting In the streets
of Moscow between troops and
NEW PROMOTER SUCCESSFUL
Work on Rock Island Southern Con
struction Suspended for Week
May Change Bridge Plans.
Sun sets 4:35, rises 7:10; moon sets
8:10 p. m.; moon at perigee, nearest
the earth, hence appears unusually
Kerler & Co. weave rugs.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
Godfrey's laundry gives green trad
Clean up sale of toys and dolls at
Let Krell & Johnston do your tin
and furnace work. 131C Third avenue.
11. T. Siemon wants your tin and
furnace work. 152G-1528 Fourth ave
nue. Ready in a jiffy, easy to prepare; a
good hearty breakfast Is Mrs. Austin's
See the fur fly. The fur bargains at
McCabe's will send the fur flying next
week in great shape.
The new Rock Island house cafe will
Aledo appears to give any aort of
an interurban project a show, judging
from the action of the city council
Wednesday evening. C. W. Iawson,
the promoter said to be representing
Philadelphia capitalists and claiming
to be ready, to build a line to Rock Is
land and another to Muscatine, the
two branching west of Edgington, was
given a 30-year franchise. Work must
be begun! by May 1 and fhe road must
be completed in two years.
Work In SuNpeaded.
Work was suspended on the Rock
Island Southern Thursday' for tha
week with the exception of the crews
working in advance or tne graders.
They did not stop, taking advantage
of the chance to get a lead on the
steam shovels. It is announced now
that a wooden trestle may be used
temporarily across Edwards river, a
steel bridge being installed some tinu
after the line is in operation. This
would insure the beginning of oper
ations at an earlier date than might
otherwise be possible. .
Manufacturer and -Leading Citizen
Passes Away After Long Ill
ness with Paralysis.
HARGIS JURY IS
UNABLE TO AGREE
Captain August Reimers, an old and
wealthy resident of Davenport, died at
his home, Claremont, a mile east of
the city, at 2 o'clock yesterday after
noon. He had been in failinz health
serve -a special Xmas dinner at' 50 lfor vears suffGrin;r with narniVsis. Hp
cents from 12 to 2:30. , was C6 years of For s he
The best toy for the boy. No dan-, was head of Reimers & Son, mauufac
ger. The new electric engines. See turers of candy and bakery goods. His
them at Fiebig's. Open evenings. . I title was earned in thf civil war. and
Shrewd hosiery buyers will be much' August Reimers camp, Sons of Vet-
interested In the hosiery offerings atjcrans, in Davenport was named for
McCabe's next Monday and Tuesday.
The Monday morning shoe bargains
at McCabe's are bound to attract the
attention of those needing shoes. See
if they don't.
The Low German Brotherhood of
How Oysters Drop Pearls.
"The pearl oyster gives Its pearl to
you as a pretty girl giv;s you her
white hand." said a Jeweler. '"Did you
think that like an oyster opener in
Rock Island will give their annual an eating bar. the fisher pried open
Christmas bell at Rock Island Turner
hall Friday, Dec. 23.
The ladies of the Central Presbyter
ian church will serve a New Year's
dinner from 12 to 2 In the basement
of the Second avenue church.
Remember the holiday offer of pure:
the shell with a knife and went jab
blng about la the soft flesh? Oh, no
nothing so unpoetical. 'The oyster
opens Its lips and silently Jots drop
"The oysters," he explained, "are
brought in to port and are laid on
Only Three Stand for Conviction of
Young Kerttuckian Who Shot His
Father, Judge Hargis.
Irvine, Ky., Dec. 2C The jury in
the case of Beach Hargis, charged with
the murder of his father. Judge James
Hargis. ihls afternoon reported their
, inability to agree and were discharged.
The jury stood nine for acquittal and
three for conviction.
IS RUN DOWN BY AN AUTO
William C. Crossman is Injured in Ac
cident in Incline.
William C. Crossman, while riding a
bicycle, was run down by an automo-
Putting ones' house in or
der after the holiday rush is
not an easy matter it's
topsy-turvy land here now.
Our advertising vvi! there
fore cease for the present
but if you have some "gift
money" to spend , you may
feel assured of our ability to
satisfy your taste.
Our sincere thanks for the
largest December business
In our history. ,
SAFETY BLOC. .
Rock Island. Iu.
frtriTiicr Itnirrla m"nthta flnu'nurtr'rl A
California port sherry and Muscatel. below Jg
wines at Just half-fl per ga lon-to ; txr In two or thrce days tbe oystew.
Jan. 2, at H. Riegel s, lol7 Third ave- becomc dreadfully dry and thirsty,
nue. Phone 5oC0. The water tantalizes them. If In-
The soiled and mussed handker-' creases their thirst. At last they open
chiefs from the great Christmas dis-' their shells, and If. there are pearls
play at McCabe's should go like the within they roll forth and drop iuto
wind, with the half and less at which
they are now offered.
The beautiful decorations in the par
lors and dining room of the Harper
will remain until after the, holidays.
A concert will be given during the
dinner hour from C uRtil 8 p. m.
Pure California wine for your Christ
mas dinner can be bought tonight and
all next week for just one-half price.
Port, sherry and Muscatel wine onl
$1 per gallon. 1517 Third avenue.
The great half-price sale of wool
the pans of water. That is how pearld
are obtained. To open the oysters and
search them is a useless task that is
sever thought of at the fisheries."
Too Much Equality.
"Why are you so vexed, Irraa?" .
"I 'am so exasperated: I attended
the meeting of the Social Equality
league, and my parlor maid presided
and had the audacity to call toe to
irder thraa times Fliegende Blatter.
dress goods remnants which begins CONGRESS TO GIVE WATER
Monday morning at McCabe's is an
event which always meets with the
hearty appreciation of the keenest
WAYS THE DOUBLE CROSS?
(Continued from Patje One.)
Free Dust Pans.
E. B. McKown will give a So E-Z
dust pan with every order for one ton j
of coal. These 5ns are something
new. No bending over no backaches.
Our prices are reasonable and our coal
can't be beat. 1401 Second avenue.
Phones 19S C198.
t- Saloon Notice.
Oyster lunch at Joe Parker's tonight,
1130 Fourth avenue.
No Dancing School Teachers Fcr Enid.
The i-Coi;r.ia!i6rs of"1ive teachers in
:he Enid (Okla.) public schools were, re
quested by tlie si hool board the other
3ny bet ;iui:e the tenolrrrs attended and
participated In the Elks Thanksgiving
ball this jcar. A few weeks ago the
school board adopted a rule prohibit
the capitol building is a beehive of in
dustry. His secretary, J. M. Porter,
acting in the capacity of Santa Claii3,
Is preparing belated Christmas pres
ents for 10,500 residents of Rock Island
It is to be regretted these presents
could not have been delivered as real
Christmas presents, but will have to
wait two months for distribution. But
as the presents are not anything that
may be eaten, but vegetable and flower
seeds, they will probably be more ap
preciated after awhile than now.
In the past each senator and member
of the house of representatives was al
lowed 15,000 packages of seeds, but as
the economy spirit Is abroad, due to a
deficit, of $114,000,000, each congress
man's allowance has been cut to 10,500
packages. In addition to the seeds,
lng taiichers from dnming. The ' however each member of congress is
iHir.rcVs action incensed peveral of thetallowea" 10,000 farmer's bulletins, 900
pedagogues, who defy the authorities year books, 400 horse hooks, 37 maps
to remove them. ; Relying on fhelr of the United States, eight plantings
yearly contracts, the teachers declare ,of grapevines and- 30 bags of grass
they will not be ousted.
Time Is Worth Reading..
Leo F. Zelinskl, of 68 Gibson St,
Buffalo, N. Y., says: "I cured the most
annoying cold sore I ever: had, with
Bucklen's Arnica Salve. I applied this
salve once a day for' two daysr when i things not enumerated above.
every trace of the sore , was gone."
A BOUT 9 dozen men's
ties that we want to
sell before stock taking
all styles, up to date
goods, $1.00 ones at 50e
and 60c ones fof a quar
ter 25c. " .
- sv v mr m m m & mtm w ma m m a s i a m
"S. & H." Green Trading Stamps Free on Every Cash Porchase.
Tjf E find about GOO yds
of ribbons that are
somewhat m u 8 s e d,
some are slightly soil
ed from handling 25c,
S8c, 50c, plains and fan
cies all, all, per yd 15c
seed. He is permitted to send these
articles through the mail free, he being
only required to write his name, or
paste a printed duplicate of his signa
ture, on each package."
Some Fall to Get It AIL 1
The shrewd member may get many :
Heals all sores.
at all druggists.
Sold under guarantee
Piles Cured in 6 to 14 Days.
Pazo Ointment is guaranteed
congressmen, spend years in Washing-)
ion wiinout learning how many thing!
tney are really entitled: to. Others
make a specialty of getting everything
A GRAND Clean up of ail Loose
Ends of HolidayStocks and
Odd Pieces. You get Dis
counts, Cut Prices and 'Double
Read this advertisement from
end to end every word, if you are
not convinced there are genuine
bargains here for you, 'don't come.
If, on the contrary these offers look
good to you, come promptly Mon
day and avail yourself of the best
there is. " v
This offer is to all our customers
and as many new ones as care to
avail themselves of the opportunity.
FUR Bargains from. the big fur
selling ofthe past few days, at prices
that are most tempting Assorted neck
scarfs in brown and black furs worth to $2.50,
,,.Brook mink and Chinchilla fur pieces in assorted
shapes worth $5.00, choose quick from these St
Large pieces fox boas, opossum double scarfs,
Victorines, etc., etc., values up to $12.50 at Just $5.00.
Six electric seal coats Skinner Satin lined, not all
sizes, but six people can wear a $25.00 fur coat this
winter for just half, $12.60.
Caracul coats so much like fur and wear far bet
ter, handsome garments, because the sizes are bro
ken by the heavy selling we make one price for
these $18 to $30.00 coats viz. $9.50. . A bargain of
course, at $9.50.
IN the domestics The
bargain days just before
Inventory to clean up all
Monday at 10:30 a. m.
fLie bleached Melrose Muslin
fcrya.rd! . . . 59c
At 2 o'clock fine brown
muslin 10 yards 25C
- At 3 o'clock fancy light and
dark style tennis pT
flannels, per yd . . OL
At 4 o'clock best light
shirting and apron A
prints per yard . . tta2L
Tuesday at 10:30 a. m.
good plump cotton pr n
batts per roll . . .
At 2 o'clock another lot of
those mill lengths staple blue
checked apron ging- A
hams per yard . . . ttU
At 3 o'clock mill lengths
pepperell R fine brown pr n
muslin per yard'' . .
At 4 oclock heavy fleeced
shaker flannel pT
per yard Jv
Wednesday till noon Pep
perell 9-4 bleached Cir
sheeting per yard . . J
Wednesday all afternoon
45-inch fine bleached seam
less pillow tubing -i A 1
per yard . .
ON DAY Morning very inter
esting bargains in bhoes. ine
best sizes will be first to 20. 83 pairs
of men's shoes, includes winter weight box calf
and vici kids were $2,00, $2.50 and $3.00 per
pair sale price $1.50.
98 pairs of women's Vici and patent leather shoes
stylish and up-to-date, some sizes missing were $3.50,
$3.00 and $2.50 to close them quick, we say. per pair
Boys' all solid leather calf skin shoes, heavy
double soles, a few sizes gone, take what are left at VL.
Misses and children's heavy Dpngola shoes, dou
ble soles ana patent leather tips,-a great bargain,
per pair 95c.
To make shoe buying especially live
ly, we'll give double stamps onr every
thing in the section all day Monday and
Tuesday. Add to the savings double
stamps and it ought to make shoe buy
ing a pleasure and profit.
'OUR Days of Rapid Fire Sell
ing in the Curtains and Blankets.
Becinnins Monday at 9:00 o'clock, all
short lengths of Aadras Curtain Nets, Swiss
Grenadines and Drapery Silks that sold from
25c to 85c a yard will be picked up by some
one at just half price, 50 saved.
If you hav a door panel, a few windows, or sin
gle door to dripe up you will find scores of beauti
ful designs in Nets, Madrases, Grenadines, Sllkb,
etc.. that you can have at just half, half, half 50c
on the dollar.
Just 100 Travellers Samples of lace curtains
these come abut two yards in length made just the
same as any curtain, representing qualities that:
would sell by tbe pair up to $5.00 and $6.00 a pair,
step lively for these short lengths, 19c each.
12 dozen of the" Fancy Crimped end brass ex
tension curtaiu rods, worth double at 5c.
A few left over mill end blankets 11x4 size, gray
only at 29c each.
5 dozen bleiched sheets 72x90 size, each 35c
F About 30 girls who need a new coat will hur
rytliey can buy a nice, warm, stylish winter coat
at either $3.00 or $5.00, because a few of a kind are left and we
want to close them out by next Saturday.
We say, girls $5.00 to $10.00 stylish long coats at two prlceB. $3.00
and $5.00. Of course if you don't need a coat you'll probably not come
but it's very tempUng. this chance to save $2.00 to $5.00 on each coat.
F you didn't get all the books you wanted for
winter reading, we just want to -remind you that
durincr the before-invenfory-week, up to next Sat
urday night, all books in any way soiled or shopworn
by the vigorous holiday handling are going at a dis
count of 25 to 50 per cent.
Pretty stiff cut from our. already low prices, it's
your opportunity. '
HANKS - Many
Thanks ! We are at
a loss for words to
properly express our thanks and ap
preciation of the splendid confidence
and patronage accorded this store
throughout the year and especially
during the Holiday season since
December 1st. Our confidence4in re
turning prosperity induced us to buy
liberally, to provide largely for the
Holiday giving. Our faith in the
people was nob misplaced, our judg-
menbas been sustained by the phe- j
nbminal business we've (rone this sea
son. This will be our banner year
and the present month's business the
greatest of any month since this
store was started.
Christmas shoppers thronged our
store as never before and our strict
ly holiday goods have been reduced
below the usual quantity. That's why
we want to close them down to the
very lowest possible point. That's
why we can afford to sell any that
remain at a quarter a , third, and a
half off. That's why next week's sell
ing will be pushed with a vigor and
a determination to close them out.
That's why the bargains will be bet
ter,, the buying more eager and the
close outs more complete this year.
THE Great Half Price Sale of Wool Dress
Goods Remnants read v Monday at 9:30
. o'clock a. ni; One-half off the regular prices
Read the tickets and figure ii out for yourself.
This annual after Christmas sale of Dress Goods
Remnants is one of the greatest value giving events
of the season. The tremendous volume of bsuiness
done in this department just before Christmas leaves
many short ends and remnants.
There are the newest weaves in striped suitings
Fancy Serges, Panamas, Broadcloths, waistings,
Satin Sloths, Soliels, Serges, Plaids, Checks and the
choicest Black Goods "Weaves, represented in this
choicest collection of Foreign and Domestic dress
goods. , .
There are miy small pieces one color left out of a
line of five or six colors an orphan piece here and
there. These too go in with the remnants at just
Remember the day and the time, Monday, Decem
ber 28th at 9:30 o'clock and continuing tilKThurs
dav closing time, if any remain, at just half price,
ANDKERCHIEFS As we
have told you, we predicted
this would be our' banner handkerchief
year. We bought and prepared in every way
for the greatest business we have ever had.
The selling has far exceeded any forraet years.
We had the largest stock, the greatest variety of
absolutely ' new styles of finest fabrics and then sold
them a little below the prices which others asked
for similar goods.
Our wonderful trims and displays in the win
dows and around the store leaves hundreds and hun
dreds of handkerchiefs slightly mussed, soiled and
wrinkled, which we shall sell at once at just about
Half Price. t
All the 10 and 12c handkerchiefs in one big lot
for 6c yes! 6c for your choice, 6c.
Then all the 25 to 35c ones, fancy, hemstlcheaV
scalloped,- barred, checked embroidered, etc,, etc., ev
ery kind and description which sold for 25c to 25c
alUn two big lots at 15c and 18c.
Many of them are only wrinkled, but little muss
ed and you get them at nearly half. Come Monday
and Tuesday either day, both days for these extra
seclal savings. 4"', . .
GREAT Clean up sale of dolls,
toys and games at Half Price.
Here's a chance to make good with
some of the little ones who may have been ov
erlooked in the great hurry before Christmas.
Beginning Monday we give you the opportunity
of buying any doll. Mechanical or Iron toy, doll
house, trunk, d oil furniture, magic lantern, game, ani
mal,, etc., at exactly half price.
No matter what it cost us we don't, intend to
pack aay any toys, dolls, games, etc., etc., so out
they go at just half the already low prices. Half,
Many will come on a run when they read this
announcement. If you're interested, be prompt.
Specials for Monday and Tuesday.
Our standard grade women's 25c hosiery,
double heels, soles and toes best black, all black
of with natural soles per pair 18c two pairs
Children's celebrated "Nomend" stockings, elas
tic ribbed, best black, heels, toes and knees spliced
,wlth real linen, to Introduce these celebrated hose
for which we are sole agents we have arranged with
the manufacturer to allow us to Bell them for two
days only at per- pair 16c, remember Monday and
Tuesday only for 16c. . ' . .
URNITURE. Our bio-
furniture store has had
the greatest business in its
historystill we find many very
choice pieces which are specially
desirable for gifts, or for ones
own use which we wish to sell at
once theretore the following re
duced prices will be enforced for
the coming week
$15.00 large oak rockers upholstered
in genuine leather reduced to $11.95.
$13.50 Mahogany parlor chairs loose
silk plush cushions reduced to $9.45.
$9.00 Mahogany sewing stand re
duced to $6.50.
, $10.00 oak Morris chairs with Re
versible loose cushions reduced to
$9.00 mission writing desk reduced
$G.00 mission magazine stands re-
duedd to $4.95.
$2.50 mission smokers' tables reduc
ed to $1.95. -
Large oak frame velour couches, re
duced to $8.75.
Massive chase leather couches, rft-
duced tD $14.00.
$25.00 Quartered oak frame couches
uholstered in car plush, reduced to
$36.00 Bed davenport upholstered
In velour, reduced to $22.50.
Large Turkish rockers upholstered
chase leather, reduced to $12.85.
Large Roman rockersvpholatered in
chose leather, reduced to $1235.
Mahogany parlor cabinets 5 ft high.
3 shelves, French plate mirror, reduc
ed to $6.75.
Mission hall clocks 6 ft high S day
movement, strikes .hour and half hour,
guaranteed works, reduced to $9.95.
Massive mission library table 42
inch top drawer and shelf, reduced lo
In order to focus all
eyes on this great furniture
stock we will give Doable
Stamps for 3 days on every
thing on the third floor, on all
furniture, all beds and fittings
all carpets, rugs and mattings,
all floor oil cloths and lin
oleums. Yes! Double Stamps
for three days on everything
in this big department Double
fill a dozen columns. By. applying; to
that is coming to them. A comnlete , the superintendent of documents a con-
to Hst of - the books, charts., maps and- gressman may acquire beautifully
cure any case of itching, blind,.bleed- documents a member fa entitled to if bound volumes on thnology, agricul
,ing or protruding piles in C to 14 days "he'goes after them,"" has never been tnre, horticulture, stock raising, bird
or money refunded. 50c
printed for the reason the list would life, fish life, the laws of the UnlteH
States, the reports of special invest!
gatipjis, and Inquiries into the tariff
and 101 other things. ': Few know this,
although every periodical and map has
a regular valuation, and a congress
man's aggregate allowance is limited
however., as na one goes to the trouble After his regular allowance is used'up,
to tell them. '-'A member Is really. ableT the congressman must ask for dona
to get almost anything he works for, V ions as a "special courtesy."
Each member gets in all, counting
seeds, books,, and maps about $2,500
worth of good3 annually providing he
asks for It, This runs Uncle Sam's
nuuuai 11.1. iv . vuc tcrvjji - tuiuugu
members ot congress up to $1,225,000.