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TUB ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1909.
urn is miflfjnp
TO GET A ROAD
'An Conditions Favorable for In-
terurban Rock Island So
(EVERYBODY IS INTERESTED
f Steps Should Be Taken at Once to
Present Some Definite Propo
sitlont f or Line.
Bock iBland bas a better chance now
to- get an lnterurban to the lower end
of the county than at any previous
time. The farmers of the tower town
ships are stirred on the ' subject as
they were never stirred before. Rural
free delivery and the telephone have
helped an evolution which baa brought
them to the point where, they are de
manding rail connection with some
city. Several years of good crops and
good prices have made them prosper
ous, and they are ready to give more
right of way and greater financial in
ducements to get a road now- than ever
And the financial situation Is another
hopeful feature. For the last three
years It has been practically impossi
ble to finance an lnterurban of. any
sort in the money markets of the east.
Now, however, there is capital looking
for this class of Investment and there
is every reason to believe that the
field Here fs considered an Inviting
one. Those who have studied the sit
uation carefully are morally certain
that some sort of a road will result
from the present movement.
Owr 2VeS Greatest.
Rook Island, more than any other
city hereabout, needs this road, and
for reasons that are well known, but
something must be done, and that soon.
f or the prospect of getting it will be re
mote. A definite proposition for ter
minals and to take a good sized block
of stock win be expected and should
be gotten In. form to present without
delay. It is a matter that concerns not
only merchants and manufacturers,
but professional men and property own
ers aa well, and all should be given an
opportunity to extend moral and flnan
jcial support. It should be put up to
; the people, each according to the ex
i tent cf his individual interest, and an
I Muscatine Is not saying much, but is
going ahead cinching the line for that
j city. The executive committee ap-
pointed at the meeting at Buffalo Prai
, Tie a week ago has been. Invited to pay
a visit to the Iowa town and lnvestl
' gate its proposition.
Rock Island's Interest being even
greater, this city should be up and do
ing. A good way to get things started
; would be to call a mass meeting to be
, held at some convenient place, where
' there can be a free expression of
I views. By all means, let . something
' be done.
" "Whrre Wo YVcmia Gala. j
As an example of what an lnterurban
to the lower end of Rock Island county
would mean to thl3 city as a means of
making the cost cf living less may be
cited the case of an apple grower at
.Illinois City. This year the orchard
belonging to this man bore about 2,000
J bushels of prime apples. With indif
ferent wagon roads and the nearest
shipping point more than 10 miles
away, the owner found it was impossi
ble to market his crop at a fair re
(turn, and therefore ne sold what he
couia to tne neighbors, made cider of
a large quantity, and allowed the re
mainder to rot.
If there had been lnterurban facili
ties near, the apples would have been
shipped to market. If the road had
J terminated here, thi3 city would have
shared the benefit with the farmer and
more Rock Islanders would have eaten
apples this winter.
The same circumstances apply to
vast quantities of other products of the
coll. Here Is a fertile area of more
than 100 square miles which Is waiting
for access to Rock Island's markets.
The people are ready to do their share
in getting those facilities. They re
alize that with an lnterurban road their
farms will be more valuable and that
their Income per acre will bo increas
ed, not to mention the added conveni
ence that will accrue to them. They
are ready to give not only moral en
couragement, but their good, hard cash
to help build a road.
Coats Mora Here How.
Here In Rook Island, where we are
cut off on three sides from country
-sources of supply, and there is but one
circuitous route to the rich fields that
should furnish those supplies, the peo
ple must pay the added cost of trans
portation. Every farmer hereabout
knows that a higher price is paid In
Rock Island for his products than he
can get In any other city In this part
of th country. Potatoes, for Instance,
bring more here than in Davenport,
and are brought across the river by the
carload and peddled out. . Hay, as an
other example, costs more In Rock Is
land than it does In MoUne, and the
list might be continued Indefinitely.
Therefore, the building of an lnter
urban is a matter, .of mutual interest
In which not only the property holders
In the country adjacent to the lino, but
the property owners. In this city are
concerned. Cheaper living here means
more population. Increased property
values, more consumption of all lines
of goods, more business In fact,, a
juriout tp health found in food
Ktulbog from tne uo m
W 0 m 1A
Baa tonight taralas to mm Son dan
colder tempera tur altstttly above th
fraealaa- point tonight Ttrlalc to hla;h
httttaar wlada. '
Temperature at T a. 61; mulmnm
In 4 bona, 61 1 minimum, 43. Precipita
tion In 84 honro 4 tacb.es. Wind ve
locity at 7 a. rau, IS miles. Relative ho
rn I dltr, Iaat creata 89, tots moralaAT VT.
Stags Changs Pre
feet. feet. tip.
St. Paul ... 3.4-,. OJ. .23
Red Wing 3.0 ; 0.2 M
Reed's Landing ... 3.0 ... 0.1 .38
La Crosse 4.2 0.2 1.02
Prairie du Chien .. . 41 0.1 .60
Dubuque ... 4.3 0.3 - .42
Le Claire 1.8 0.1 .19
Davenport ....... 3.4 0.1 .14
A Blight rising tendency win con
tinue in the Mississippi river from be
low Dubuque to Muscatine.
J. M. STiEKIER, Lscal Observer.
Nov. 13 In American History.
1775 General Montgomery captured
Montreal. End of -Benedict Ar
nold's famous march through the
wilderness and arrival of fats army
1909 Admiral John Adolph Dahlgren,
Inventor of the Dahlgren naval
gun and commander of the United
States blockading squadron before
Charleston In 18G3-4, born; died'
1903 Andrew H. Green, distinguished
public cltixen, called "the father of
Greater New York," shot dead at
his door; bom 1S20.
Son sets 4:40, rises 6:42; moon sets
8:06 p. m.t maximum of period for
Leonid meteors, possibly visible after
A RITA METER
Rita, Rita, 1
Will you never, ; - .
" Never, ever
:' Come my way?
"When you mlta
Chap like me,
. . . . you should copper
Such an oppor
. Rita, Rita,
Why. pray, trita - s
Won't you ever.
Not say "No?"
"Chap-o-lene for chaps.
Kerler & Co. weave rugs.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
For bus and express. Spencer & Trefz,
Try Baker's laundry for fine work.
Old phone 237; new 6344.
Artistic picture framing made to or
der at L. S. McCabe & Co.
Let William Johnson do your tin and
furnace work. 1316 Third avenue.
Can LaVanway, telephone 247, for
carpet, rug cleaning and rug making.
Lewis' Single Binder cigar richest.
most satisfying smoke on the market.
II. T. Siemon wants your tin and
furnace work. 1526-1528 Fourth ave
nue. - ,
Music in Young & McOombs cafe
every evening except Sunday 6 to 8
Call Blevin'e cabs nights at the Har
per house. Daytime at Moeller'g liv
ery.- Both phones. .
Mrs. Austin's pancakes make a hearty,
wholesome breakfast. Fresh supply
now at your grocer's.
Easy to buy, easy to try; the best
wholesome, appetising breakfast is Mrs.
Austin's famous pancakes. '
Keep your bands smooth, soft and
velvety with Chap-o-lene, the peerless
lotion. Sold by your druggist ". .
Barr's 50 cent bon bons and choco
lates, special, 29 cents Saturday and
Sunday at Thomas Drug company.
For good wines and liquors go to H.
RIegel & Co.'s up-to-date liquor store,
2104 Fourth avenue Open evenings.
Women, don't mfas Anas Anna Mal-
eys able lecture on woman's suffrage
at the Y. M. C, A. tomorrow? night at
8 o'clock. ' . , .
Barr's bon bons and chocolates, th-3
equal of any 50 cent goods," 29 cents
Saturday and Sunday at Thomas Drug
Woodmen hall. South Rock Island,
for private entertainments and par
ties. For terms apply to H. Gaethje,
Center Station. ' -
Advance Sale of Holiday Dolls.
We are now. ready to show you al
most any kind of a doll.' Just from
. the importers and factories, bright
' and new, an ideal time to select your
Christmas dolls, dressed dolls,, kid
dolls, jointed dolls, .$10 down to 10c
S. &Hs" Green Trading Stamps Free on Every Cash Purchase.
IT'S FUR TIME
Large Shawl Fur, new
model, long tabs and
Extra Brook Mink Coats
deep fur beautifully blended.
richly lined with
satin, this time at
and you should watch the
"Fur Fly" at this store.
Here are some additional
noteworthy Fur Values
from this Splendid Fur
Fine Brook Mirk Sets.
beautifully matched skins,
shawl collars and fancy
muff, dressy and one of
the best wearing kinds, a
great special, Q-J J AA
the set . plij.UU
New English Marmot"
sets, the kind that look
like mink and wear as
well, Leipsio blended
skins, large muff and fan
cy collar, tail and paw
Brook Mink Scarf s, novelty
shapes, most desirabltQ f(
$2.60 to U.UU
Black French fur neck
pieces, new shapes, see the Fur
at 31.00 to -. . $2.00
Electric Seal Coats that
handsome London dye, seal
Suterb Near Seal Coats.
36 inch length, skinner satin
HOW OFTEN DO YOU SAY j
"WHAT SHALL WE HAVE TO EAT"
Stop worrying by asking the lady in charge of the demonstration of
ARMOUR'S EXTRACT OF BEEF
She can give you a hundred recipes for preparing ..palatable and appe
tizing dishes. Call at the Armour exhibit in our store.
ALL THIS WEEK. Second Floor, Near Office.
Ask Mrs. Goddard for a cup of that delicious beef broth clam bouillon
or one of her many delicate dishes. Everything free of charge. All are
Bradley Full Fashioned Kmt
Muffler for Ladies
The only muffler that fits perfectly smooth about
the collar, easy to put on and stays in place.
Made of finest brilliant vegetable silk in the fol
lowing colors: Scarlet, Maroon, White, Black,
Gray, Champagne, Leather, 0f
Sky Blue, Navy, price only .ivJl
Great Offerings in Knit Underwear
Men's Jaeger fleece lined shirts
and drawers, about 20 dozen in this
lot on sale Monday and while they
last 39c. .
Men"s High Rock fleece lined
shirts and drawers, the best made, at
Men's non-shrinking camels hair
and vicuna cashmere, none better, at
$1.25, we. price thein $1.00.
Men's finest - hand finished and
patent seam natural and camels hair
cashmere, worth up to $2:50, we price
them $2.12 and $1.44.
Men's worsted, union suits, best fin
ish, regular value up to $2.50, we
price-them $2.00 and $1.50. '
Men's .Egyptian and- fleece ribbed
onion suits, best values at $1.50 and
Ladles' natural and cream color
fleece lined vests and pants, a good
32c value, we price them 25c.
Ladies' extra heavy tuck stich rib
bed fleece vests and pans, an . espe
cially good value at 48 c.
Ladies' natural and white worsted
wool plated ribbed vests and pants,
$1.00 values for 75c.
Ladies' ribbed fleece union suits,
all sizes in this lot, value 75c, for
About 400 traveler's samples of
Men's, Women's and Children's
and If you find what you want, you
save one half: $2.50 values for
$1.42; $2.00 values, for $1.12;
values up to $1.25 go at 78c, 58c,
39 and 19c.
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sance and cluney
curtains with effec
tive lace edge and
Insertions, built on
French bobbinet in
white or Arab, 2V
yard length, eight
patterns in all. 4hi3
' season's newest
signs (one of which
Is shown in illus
tration) that sold
for $2.50 and $3.00
a pair, to make it
Interesting we have
divided them in
" two lots at $2.00
and $1.67 a Palr-
$3.00 curtains, a
$2.60 curtains, a
Big Sale of Hair Goods
Eeal hair, the only sort handled
at this store. Note the prices,
then com6 quick and see the
goods for yuorself.
24-inch wavy switches, all shades,
full and fluffy, $1.94.
26-inch wavy switches, all shades,
extra quality, $2.9.
Fine, heavy switches, very best
hair, the value is 1-3 more, $5,75.
Transformations, cooler and more
sanitary than a hair roll never show
very special, $1 gjm
'The House of Vantine
Is famous the world over for its rare
Oriental perfumes and toilet articles.
It Is your good fortune that we are
to have with mb for about ten days
m Vantine expert, who will demon
strate and explain the merits of the
celebrated Vantine preparations.
Yon are cordially invited to call at
the toilet goods section, main aisle.
Smart New Coats
Extra Sp;lal. -Large wavy
fluffy switches cf real hair,
guaranteed, all shades, less
than half, while they Q" ff
last, $1 a piece 41UU
Great assortment of .high
grade coats, each and every
one a new model. Handsome
mixtures, diagonal .weaves,
chevrons, etc., strictly tail
ored, or many pretty new de
signs of pleats, tabs, buttons,
etc. Styles adapted to
street, dress or motoring.
It's like fiinding money to pet
one of these beautiful new
Our big purchase of the gen
uine Jager Blue White Dia
monds enables us to sell these
loose gems, to be mounted to
suit your taste even below the
prices usually asked for what
are known as the "Commercial
Any diamond expert knows that
these real Jager diamonds are worth
and usually sell at $35 to $40 a karat
above the ordinary white stone. The
higher cost prevents the average
dealer from handling these genuine
blue white stones.
Your good luck is that we posi
tively guarantee every one of these
Jager diamonds to be absolutely per
fect gems and at prices even less
than on the "Commercial White
It's nearlng Christmas make us
prove our statements. Your money
back if we don't. The McCabe guar
anty follows every sale.
Fully saved, be prompt
More black broadcloth
coats in new models are com
ing right along.
Are You Pleased with Your Corset?
Does It exactly suit you In every way? If not, come
to us, 'and get just the kind you need. We have corsets
for stout figures, for medium figures and for slight
girlish figures. Allow our corsetiere to fit your corset
and we guarantee entire satisfaction, xtt'sn
The Makers of the Regis Corsets give us permission
once more to sell their handsomest $2.50 corset for
half price, $1.25. Extra long back, medium low bust,
6 wide garters best boning, silk flossed, fine materi4
newest model, Monday and Tuesday, Q-l
only one to a buyer .j)lfaJ
10,000 YARDS OF FINEST LACES
At Prices That Will be a Revelation in Lace Selling
One of New York City's Iargesti mporting houses sold us all their sample pieces of
trimming laces at a third of their real value. Commencing Monday morning at 9:30
o'clock and till all are sold. Here are a few of the laces mentioned to-give you an idea cl
the richness of this offering:
1015 yards net to pand Venice laces In wide and
medium bands and edges, most beautiful designs
and qualities, values up to $1.50 a yard at 50c,
35c,. 25c and 18c.
finest qalitlcs of 45-Inch pure silk ChantiUy
dress and waist laces in black only; also white
dress nets, values up to $3 a yard at Just yd, $1.
Real Princess Laces, the genuine hand made
Princess, In black and white. These come In
flounces 9 inches wide, also narrower edges inser
tions and irregular bands, most exquisite de
signs, values in this lot up to $5 a yard, marked
at 98c, 75c and 50c yard.
If you have a lace want of any kind, this
will prove an opportunity of rarest importance.
The Very Newest Creations in Copper, Brass and Nickel
Ware Most Moderately Priced.
Coffee machines in copper and
nickel finish, all sizes up from
Chaffing dishes in new designs,
copper, brass and nicklo finish,
$4.50 and up.
Beautiful copper and nickle pla
ted serving dishes with enamel
baker $5.75 and down to $1.75.
Chaffing dish, forks and ladles
with ebony and copper handles,
3-piece carving set, fine pollshel
steel with elk horn handles $3.75
Fine quality engraved nickle
plated crumb tray and scraper
Hundreds of fine china salad or
fruit bowls in avariety of decora
tions at 50c.
Desert plates done In a variety
of fruit decorations at a very spe
cial price, 39 c.
Highly polished rich and elab
orately cut water tumblers, set of
6 at $2.75.
Beautiful china fern pots and
table Jardiniers, mat green and
floral decorations at 50cnd up-
REDUCED PRICES ON CARPETS AND RUGS
These sharp values, reduces stock, adds impetus to business, and makes friends.
Velvet and Axminster carpets, 40 patterns, solid
colors and 2-toned effects, oriental and floral de
signs with and without borders, $1.30 values, $1.05
95c and 85c a yard.
Brussels carpets, a wide range of patterns and
olors, suitable for all purposes, marked for quick
selling 95c, 68c and 50c a yard.
New lot of Axminster Rugs In floral and oriental
patterns, size 27x28 inches, shoud be $2.50, mark
here at $1.75.
9x1 0 Brussels Rugs medallion and conven
tional designs, down to $8.95..
9x12 Velvet Rugs, seamed and seamless --Smith
and Sanford's best goods and patterns, $22.00,
$19.75 and $14.90.
9x12 Royal Wilton Rugs. BIgelow, Salavan and -r
An immense assortment of Fancy China Cut Glass, Bric-a-brac and Noveltiesrep-
beautiful shapes and exquisite decorations. We mention a few of this qreat collection.
Whlttalls famous rugs, the aristocracy of American
floor coverings, fine new perfect goods and designs,
$40.00, $3&.00 and $32.00.
Best all woo Ingrain Carpets, 75c values down
to 58c a yard.
Heavy Union Ingrain Carpets for this sale 39c
Sultana and Aggrette Carpets in pretty oriental
patterns, 25c a yard.
Good;. Hemp Carpet, yard wide. ICC a yard.
Printed and Plain Linoleums, tilo, wood and
floral patterns, new fall designs, 5c, 58c and
45c a yard.
Inlaid Linoleums and Cork Carpets, parquetry
wood planks, tiles and solid colors, $1.25, $1.15
85c and 75c a yard.
END OF STEAMER SEASON
All of Boats Carrying Passengers in
' '. This Section Cease Operations.
1 The ;WhIte Collar line steamer Helen
Blair left yesterday afternoon for the
last trip of the season to Burlington.
The boat carried a heavy . cargo of
freight and a good passenger list, con
sidering the time of year. After the
return tomorrow morning, the boat
will be put Into winter quarters at the
All of the boats carrying passengers
to points up and down the river have
ceased operations. After tomorrow the
only boats between St. Louis and St.
Paul which have not ceased operations
will be a few of the government craft
belonging to private companies, the
Calhoun county boats and the ferries.
The White Collar line boats will again
be put into .service some time in
March, if 'weather conditions permit;
The raft boat Ben Hershey is now
on the ways at the Peterson yards at
Wabasha. The hull of the boat will
be rebuilt and the rest of the boat
will be thoroughly overhauled
Lewis Single Binder the famous
straight 5 cent cigar, always best