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THE ARGUS. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 1909.
MOT TO CHANGE
Plans ' for Enlarging Postoffice
Building Arc Explained by
WILL HAVE TWO WINGS
Oih' to i:.trinl West anil the Other
South, Hut These Are tu He
Only Two Stories llih.
opening of the spring term at Brown's
Drs. J. P. Comegys and R. S.
Dart have jointly opened a suite ofl
offices on the fourth floor of the new
The city" street department is mak-1
ing a good job of it in running the
grader over the dirt streets to dress
down the humps and till up the ruts!
left after the spring thaw '.
ine nre uepartment inswerea a
call about 8 oelock this morning to
120 Tenth street, where a slight blaze
had started In some way between a
chimney and a wall. The damage
amounted to about $25. A small blaze
was started last night about 10 o'clock
at 1002 Third avenue in a vacant
house owned by E. H. Guyer. A small
hole was burned in the floor.
We have tin weddings, wooden
weddings and gold weddings and
now there has been added to the
kind of a wedding.
wedding and is the result of the mar-
riage of Miss .May Black and Edwin
J. Berry both of this city. The cer
emony took place yesterday after
noon in the office of Justice Phil
j Evidently the March lion has some
thing up his sleeve, figuratively speak
ing. After failing to appear at the
M. P. Foerster, representing the of
fice of the supervising architect of the
treasury department at Washington, ' list one more
was in the city today and explained to The new kind is a
Postmaster H. A. J. McDonald the
plans for the improvement of the post
office. "To the surprise of many and
the regret of all, it develops that the '
plans as adopted contemplate no
change in the exterior of the present
building. Two wings arc to be built,
one extending 20 feet west along Sec
ond vpniii mift mn 4. frit smith nil
Sixteenth K.rrw ThPS, u-in r tn beginning of March, it has persistent-
be each two stories in heighth, and ly ,kt,pt awa throughout the month
,,?, !, ,n, j and now defies all traditions by re-
fi.mr ., it i. fpnr,t th..t the xviii fusinS to come out for the finish. For-
ho RtranJ. ,,,,hlntlnn thnt will nnt mCrlv We ml1 haVe bePn takp in
oiu o sch procedure, but now the lion's
The , ,in ..hi n Brm,,nt.ianUcs arouse only suspicion.
ed by a balustrade.
Interior C Iiiuircm.
The interior of the building is to be
entirely remodeled, however, and the
lobby of the office will be enlarged,
and the present stairway to the upper
floors will be rebuilt along the wall to
afford additional floor room on the
first floor. The building is to be built
with a view to the greatest, conveni
ence in the work of the clerks and car
riers in the office.
WANTED MOTHER TO
DRINK IT STRAIGHT
,Maii Is Adjudged Insane After Giving
Parent Heating for Wanting
Cream in Her Coffee.
I Fair tonight null Thurmluj riMius
J. M. SHERIKK, Local KorecaNter.
Temperature nt 7 a. in., 33; at 3 p. im
4. Maxiiiiiiin temperature in ItiMt 21
bourn, 4il minimum, 31. Velocity of
mind at 7 a. m-, 1 mile per hour. Mase
of water, B feet, m rle of .1 foot In Inst
SI bourn. I'reclpUiKlou, none.
March 31 In History.
1814 The aWKs, having defeated Na
poleon, entered Pari?.
1827 Beethoven died; born 1770.
1850-Jobn Caldwell Calhoun, Aroerl-
, can statesman, died; born in the
Abbeville (S. C.) district 17H2.
iao ine Jnternational conference on
Moroccan affairs at Algeciras came
to agreement npon all points la
j dispute between Germany and
! ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS.
Sun sets 0:20. rises 5:30; moon sets
4:12 a. m.; morn's age 10 days.
That he mistreated his mother be
cause she wanted to use cream in her
coffee was the testimony against Louis
Hein of this city, in a hearing as to
bis sanity, held in the county court
this morning. Hein was arrested a
few days ago for beating his aged
mother, and today he was adjudged to
be insane, and was committed to the
Watertown hospital. He is 35 years
old. Excessive smoking is assigned
as one of the causes of his mental un
balance. I Jacob Larson of Moline, a draughts
man employed by the Klehn Nursery
company or Moline. was also adiudued
nsane today. He threatened to com
mit suicide, and wrote a letter to rela-
ives stating that by the time it was
delivered he would be dead or insane.
Kerler & Co. weave rug.
Buy a home of Reldy Broi.
v Read II. K. Walker's want adi.
Trl-City Towel Supply company.
For bus and express, Spencer & Trefz.
Godfrey's laundry elves green trad
Smokers appreciate the quality value
of Lewis' Single Binder cigar.
Brown's Business college runs all
summer. Spring term begins April 5
Let Krell & Johnston do your tin
and furnace work. 1316 Third avenue.
H. T. Slemon wants your tin and
furnace work. 1526-1528 Fourta ave
Mrs. Aust in's famous pancakes make
a hearty, wholesome breakfast. Fresh
supply now at your grocers.
Waists ladies tailored waists, the
latest and newest patterns at lowest
prices. Horblit's department store.
Meat is high, fruit scarce, so buy
Mrs. Austin's famous pancake flour
A good, hearty breakfast for a little
Those interested will oe glad to
know tha Monday. April 5, is the
Mr. and Mrs. F. Holdorf rcliirnol
last evening from a southern trip.
Commodore John Killeen of the
Diamond Jo line was in the city Yes
Charles C. Carpenter loft last night
for Airdrie, Canada, where he will re
main for some time.
Rev. A. I. Ernest Boss of Muscati.ie
will deliver the sermon at . Trinity
.piscopai cnurcli tins evening.
II. F. Paulsen, the contractor, has
returned home from Frederick, S.
D., where he has been superintend
ing work for Colonel C. L. Walker.
Ir. F. B. DeGroot is in Galesbtug
today attending the bi-monthly meet
ing of the Illinois Osteopathic associa
tion for the third district, of which ho
Mrs. F. S. Kenfield and daughter,
Ruby, who have spent the winter in
uaniortiia, are visiting tor a wcolt
with Mrs. Kenfield's father, E. D.
Sweeney, enroute to their home in
We point with pleasure and pride to the many months
we have safeguarded the public health by the sale of an
article pure and wholesome, utterly void of adulteration.
Since we have been supplying the trade with Blue Val
ley butter, we have established a reputation for quality
and uniformity which is beyond question. This state
ment is substantiated by the fact that we now enjoy the
largest sale of high grade butter in the city.
If you are dissatisfied with the kind you are now us
i ing, let us 4,'tow" you into safe port by supplying your
! wants with the quality butter BLUE VALLEY.
, 1806 SECOND AVENUE.
ASTER Cards" arid Novelties in
jrreat profusion on the Main
Aisle, ' First Floor. Dainty book
lets in many new designs, with
beautiful Easter sentiment, 5 to 50c.
Thousands of pretty Easter post
cards begin at lc.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL. THROUGH .TO tftCOND '
OOKS for Easter gifts. White
bound books in many and var
ied titles, each 10c.
White bound poets, padded
backs, 50c to $1.20.
Book Dept, Second Floor.
THE most commanding storo in this
region for merchandise of merit.
' Fashion long since placed the stamp
of approval on this store's leadership
season after season the roots of this busi
ness have spread to new sources and new
patrons, closer and closer has become
the store's association with each individ
ual customer's needs and desires.
- If it comes from McCabe's, it's satis
factory or will promptly be made so; no
question as to correct style, color or shape.
If it comes from McCabe's the price is
sure to be lowest.
Easter Sash and Hair Bow
If I REE splendid lines from which vou
can select tne ncnest ana newest tas
ter ribbons at a decided savintr. Im
ported plain colored taffeta ribbons, 5
inches wide, in black, white and nearly all
colors about half usual value, per yard 19c.
At 25c yard we give you a selection of
heavy Moire antique, rich floral Dresden,
checked and striped Taffetas; you will quick
ly recognize the extraordinary values offered
here at 2."ic.
At 38c yard there are beautiful sash rib
bons, up to S inches wide in heavy plain satin
and rich floral Dresden designs; also heavy
hair-bow taffeta and Scotch plaids values in
this lot up to SSc a yard all at 39c.
Easter sashes and bows made free of
charge. Hcautiful Easter brocade sash and
hair ribbons from 73c to$1.50 yard white
Corsets at Half.
UST twice a year all our sample corsets go at half, and
you will testify there is always a rush and a clamor. Of
course, you'll not find a uniform assortment of sizes of
any one style, but in all the styles taken together you 11
find all sizes.
Here and there may be a corset slightly soiled by show
ing, but many of them have not even a finger mark but sup
pose they have, you'll remember the price is but half.
Thursday and Friday, two days in which to choose
. $6.00(corscts for $3.00 . $3.00 corsets for $1.50
$5.00 corsets for $2.50 $2.50 corsets for 1.25
$4.00 corsets for $2.00 $2.00 corsets for $1.00
$3.50 corsets for $1.75 $1.50 corsets for .75
The $1.00 corsets for 50c, etc., etc.
There are many of the celebrated Thompson's glove-fitting
corsets, the famous P. N., the well-known Kabo, the C-B,
A la Spirite, the R. & G., the American Lady corsets, Le
Grecque, Hay State, Royal Worcester, Hon-Ton, W. T., the
all-whalebone Redferns, and many others of the best known
and best makes, all, all, all at just half price.
The earlier you come the better luck you'll have in find
ing just the styles and sizes to please you.
Notice to Contractors.
Bids will be received at the mayor's
office. Rock Island, till 10 a. m. April
1&00, for furnishing and laying 21-
inch slorm drain on Ninth street from
Fifteenth avenue south to city limits,
together with necessary catch basins.
Plans and specifications are on file at
office of city engineer. All bids must
be certified by check of 1 per cent of
amount of bid.
(Signed) II. C. SCIIAFFER,
President of Board of Local Improve
Furniture and Rugs.
WE arc showing a variety of strictly
high grade dressers and chiffoniers
in select oak, mahogany, bird's eye
maple. Toona mahngany and Circassian wal
nut with metal and wood beds to match, in
Colonial, Napoleon and modern styles.
Gohh'ii Oak Dressers, base 22x10 inches,
fitted with French plate bevel mirror, $S.;5.".
Princess Dressers in bird's eye maple ami
mahogany, highly polished, with large French
plate bevel mirror, $11. -13.
Large Massive Colonial Dressers, mahog
anv, Circassian walnut and quartered oak,
$U.)( to $ir..0!.
Chiffoniers to match dressers, in all the
woods, $".." to $:!U i.
P.uffcts in golden oak ?nd carlv English,
French Colonial and Arts Craft. 1T..V to 37.:0.
Large, roomy China Closets, oak and ear
ly English some with mirror back and tops
highly polished, claw feet, $13.50 'to $31.50.
Library tables, golden oak and early
English, exceptionally artistic designs, with
drawers, shelves and cabinets specially priced
$7.15 to $22.5i.
I'.cdroom chairs and Rockers, solid quar
tered oak. mahogany and bird's eye maple.
Dull and polish finish, box, cane and saddle
seats. $2.75 to $1.87.
More New Rugs, in the best Spring pat
terns and colorings Royal Wiltons, 0x12 ft.,
$38.50 to $32.50. '
Whittall and Lowell I'.ody Brussels, 9x12
feet, $28.50 o $25.00.
Ueattvais Axminstcrs, 9x12 feet,. $27.50
to $10.50. - :
Smith's and Sanford's Tapestry Brussels,
0x12 feet, $lfi.30 to $10.00.
THE McCabe Millinery supremacy
is maintained by keeping in constant touch with Fifth
Avenue, New York, Michigan Avenue, Chicago, and
with' close co-operation with these Paris artists: Reboux,
Marie-Louise. Georgette, Carlier Lewis and Suzanne Talbot.
The extreme color tones used in Paris are only half
dared in America. Note the lovely red tints when peering
into the heart of a full-blown American Beauty rose half
a dozen violet tints, half a dozen old rose tints,
blues and tobacco colors running to queer tan
shades, a dozen shades of green, all kinds of fruit,
currants, grapes, cherries and apples are rife almost any
color and style is right for you if it suits you and is becom
ing. Both you and your milliner should use great care in
choosing a becoming shape and colors unusual effects are
hazardous, but delightfully bewitching if harmonious.
The shoes, the hosiery, the costume, the hat, should all
either match or be in harmonious colors.
The Drawing Near of Easter
OS our big Coat and Suit Department filled with
hion's choicest productions for Spring. You've al
ways expected a little more here more exclusive styles,
more variety, more originality, more distinction and we
exceed the record this season. Our buyers grasp the situa
tion ijuickly broadly; there is no hesitating, no guessing
when you see it here the garment is correct in style the
proper thing, the wanted effect of these things you are
Women's street coats, in English coverts, broadcloths
and serges many distinct styles. Your enthusiasm will
equal ours when you see the masterly style- touches which
the makers have embodied in these garments.
Tailored 54-inch coats, in covert cloth or fancies, silk
lined to waist, long narrow sleeves. $13.50 to $2S.00.
Navy, black and white serge coats, three-quarter length,
mannish collar and sleeves, semi-fitted backs, $8.75 to $15.00.
Children share with their mamma's distinction in coats.
Nobby little garments made with care and style your little
girl will want one the minute she sees these coats, $2.25
Handsome tailored suits are so many, so varied, at this
store, no description can do them justice. New. smart in
every line and detail, perfect tailoring, that snappy touch
which makes the well-dressed woman; new materials, splen
did new shadings and patterns $15.00 to $37.50.
Three-piece suits arc making a strong bid for popularity.
They come in fine French serges, in panama cloth, in beauti
ful fancy cloths, and those exquisite shades of rose, duck,
blue, reseda, gray and tan, as well as in black and navy. The
long coats ace two and three-button cutaway, very smart, full
of style price ranges from $18.73 to $15.00.
Men's Easter Shirts
TWO greatest values we have ever shown
in white and colored pleated and plain
shirts, attachd and detached cuffs, coat
or regular style, authoritative color effects of
the season, in Maize, Gray, Blue, Hclio, Black
and White. These two great assortments at
$1.50 and $1.00.
Men's Easter Ties
ALL the season's color novelties in Taupe,
Pearl, Ilelio, Mulberry, Purple, Sedge,
Hunter and Spring Greens, French
Tans, English Browns, in solid colors, neat
designs and new stripes, made in English fold
ed open-end and French four-in-hands these
swell ties at $1.00 and 50c.
Men's Easter Sox in pure silk, mercerized
and lisle thread, colors to match the new ties
direct importations pair, $1.50, 50c, 25c.
THE old-fashioned "Snow White" soft
finished Oc bleached muslin, the kind
you used to buy, Thursday, all day, per
yd. 7c. A distinct saving of 2c on every yard.
Thursday, beginning at 9 a. m. and until
noon, soft finish muslin cambric, 32 inches
wide, per yard, 5c.
Thursday, 2 o'clock until closing time,
best styles Amoskeag check apron ginghams,
per yard 6c.
None to dealers.
SEVERAL beautiful patterns in 02-inch
bleached damask, with no napkins to
match, 1.50 values, per yard $1.25.
70-inch full-bleached pure linen table dam
ask, 85c values, per yard 68c.
22-inch napkins, to match the damasks,
90-inch all-linen white suiting, 1.25 qual
ity, per yard $1.00.
Our new line of natural and fancy colored
linens arc ready for your choosing. 27-inch
colored all-linen suiting, per yard 25c.
2S-inch colored half-linen Union suiting,
always 25c, now per yard 15c.
OMEN'S silk hosiery in all the new spring shades,
per pair $2.00.
Women's thread silk hose, very handsome colors,
Women's handsome black silk hose, very special value,
per pair 1.00.
Women's fine grade imported silk and Gauze Lisle hos
iery,, colors to match the new gowns, per pair 75c, 62c and
Early Spring Oxfoi d
MIIS season's lines of Oxfords are un
usually handsome. Our early Spring
styles are here and include all the lat
est creations, the newest and nobbiest of pat
ent leathers, tan and brown Russia calf, gun
metal and velour calf, golden and oak brown
vici; also a variety of handsome styles of ooze
and suede slippers and oxfords, Regis and
Majestic oxfords, per pair, $1.00, $3.50, $3.00
Thursday and until sold. 120 pairs of wom
en's patent leather oxfords. Cuban heels, light
extension edge soles, snappy and right up-to-date
these 2.50 Oxfords, per "pair $2.00.
Armour Extract of Beef. .
THE Armour Extract of Beef Demon
stration on the Bridge, Second Floor,
is attractive for the ladies. The Ar
mour specialties are so useful and needful in
every household. Besides the famous extract
of beef, you'll be interested in the Tomato
Boullion, a famou? relish; the Malted Clams,
ideal for clam broth; and Vigoral.
Mrs. Knobloch, one of the Armour ex
perts, is in charge. Thursday she will serve
Cream Lobster and Scotch Woodcock ; Friday,
Shrimp Wiggle. Mrs. Knobloch gives little
lectures on dainty cooking, many valuable
You are cordially invited to stop at Ar
mour's on the Bridge and sample these deli
cious preparations with our compliments.
GET THE SEED NOW
Timely Announcement of Far
mer's Institute Prizes for
SIX GIVEN NEXT WINTER
Next Annual ' Meeting Will lie Held
at Taylor ltidjc in December
Contests for Ladies.
Taylor Ridge, 111., March 31. (Spe
cial.) The next annual farmers' in
stittite of Rock Island, county will be
held la Taylor Ridge, III., about the
15th of December, 1S09. Live topics
of the day from the farmers' view,
will -be discussed by able men and
woman.: There will' be a fine program
and it is hoped that much good will
result. - ' .- ;
At this annual meeting will be of
fered three premiums for the best 10
ears of corn, any color, raised by any
person living In Rock Island county,
Also there will be offered three
premiums for the best 10 ears of yel
low dent corn raised by boys bet ween
the ages of 12 and 18 years, living in
Rock Island county and grown fro.n
seed furnished by the Rock Island in
stitute, donated by Funk Bros. of
Thig- is first class corn. Any boy
sending five cents to W. S. McCulloc'i,
Taylor Ridge, 111., or Arista Saddoris,
Port Byron, 111., to pay postage will r"
ceive 500 kernels of choice seed corn.
Irlsea For the Ladle.
There will also be an exhibit of
For the best loaf of white wheat
bread maJe by any woman living in
Rock Island county, there will be first,
second and third premiums.
For the best fruit cake made by any
girl less than 18 years old living in
Rock Island county, there will be throe
. .The Oflleers.
Officers of the Rock Islaud county
farmers' institute are: "
President Arista Saddoris, Port
Secretary F. E. Garnett, Taylor
Ridge. . . -
Executive Committee W. S. McCul
loch and John Hofer, Taylor Ridge.
W. II. Ashdown and John Fife, To.-t
Board of Local Improvements
Acts on the Seventh Ward
CUT SOME BLOCKS OUT
Will Recommend Const ruction Work
and Hold Another Public Hear
ing on Other Sections.
The board of local improvements
held a public meeting this morning at
the city hall for the purpose of dis
cussing the proposed Seventh ward
sidewalk system. There was a large
attendance of property owners, and. as
a result of the. session the board decid
ed.to eliminate some of the proposed
system. - Seventh avenue . between
Thirtieth and Thirty-eighth streets, a
block on Forty-fourth street, a small
strip on Tenth avenue, and a strip
'along the south side of Fifth avenue
'were taken out of the system, while
the following additions were made:
Thirty-first and Thirty-second streets
between Fifteenth and Sixteenth ave
nues, and Fifth avenue between Thir
ty-first and Thirty-second streets.
There will, however, be separate hear
ings held on the sections to be added
to the system, and these will come up
1VIII Herommend Work. -
The board decided to recommend to
the council the Improvements contem
plated, with the parts mentioned de
ducted, and to begin proceedings for
the other sections.
The sidewalk improvement, is to be
an important one, including as it does
several miles of concrete walks. The
work is to be done this year if pos
sible. " - -
FIX ROOM FOR THE COLONEL
New Furniture Is Placed in Quarters
' . at the Armory.
A large desk, a bookcase and several
desk chairs were placed in the head
quarters of Colonel ;W. T. Channon
commanding officer of the Stxtb. Illi
nois infantry at the armory this, morn
ing.- The furniture which wa3 Bun
plied by the state was brought here
from Springfield and is of an excellent
rade. The headquarters of the colonel
is in tne same room witn tnose or
Captain Dunavin of, Company A and
the room presents a very pretty ap
Democratic Meeting Called.
A meeting of all democratic can
didates and committeemen, as well
as democrats generally is called at
Turner hall at 8 o'clock Thursday
evening. A large attendance is
BERT CORKENV Chairman.
R. V. LAMOXT, Secretary.
The Heart is the
power-house of the body.
Coffee hurts its action.
, - HELPS IT.
There's a Reason. -
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