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f ME ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
TUESDAY, DECEMHT.R 14, 1900.
NO EXCUSE FOR IT
Advance in Price , of Coal Can
not Be Charged to Rail
roads This Time. ;
1ST. PAUL OFFICIAL SAYS
iFaeilities for . Handling .Are Not
Taxed, Neither Are Mines Work!
ing to the Limit.
Chicago, Dec. 14. Officials of St.
'Paul railroads are Insisting that there
Is a moTement among the coal produc
ers to increase the price of that com
modity, making the switchmen's strike
the excuse for eo doing. An effort Is
being made, It Is claimed, to make the
public believe that there is a scarcity
of coal and an Inability on the part of
'the railroads to handle it.
In order to relieve the mind of the
public in the northwest and prove that
j there is no danger of a coal famine,
the St. Paul roads began yesterday to
fhaul coal from the Illinois fields to
the twin cities In tram loads. By
tomorrow or next day enough coal will
be poured Into the northwest to prove
that the railroads are able to handle
all of that commodity that Is needed.
Shortage at Mine Dented.
For the purpose of further relieving
the public apprehension which. . has
arisen on account of the statements
with respect to the coal situation, rail
road managers have had a canvass
'made of the mines along their lines.
iThe result is the statement that none
of the Illinois mines are running full
time on account of the slack demand
, Taking a lesson from the coal short
age several years ago which the Inter
state commerce commission said exist
ed in the northwest, the railroads, this
year, began storing coal early in the
; fall, with the result that there Is a
is undoubtedly a movement on foot
to increase the price of coal," said a
general manager yesterday, "and also
a determination to make the railroads
tne excuse, we are nanaimg an tne
coal that is ordered and could easily
handle more. We are not trying to
prevent the coal men from Increasing
the price of their commodity, but we
do object to being made ,the scape-
Although the merry Chrlstmastide is
still some days away.
The signs of its proximity grow plain
er every day ;
The hallboy says, "Good morning"
with a smile and tips his hat.
And In the pipes the janitor turns
steam to heat the flat.
And every single day
The program runs this way ;
Mother's down on Broadway,
Buying pretty things ;
Daughter's on Fifth avenue.
Buying gloves or rings;
Sonny's down on Twenty-third,
His lists of gifta to fill;
While father's working overtime
To pay the Christmas bill.
The man who brings your papers has a
pleasant smile for you.
The butcher acts' as though you were
the best he ever knew;
The cook is sweet and cheerful and the
cops are smooth and mild;
And e'en the savage subway guard is
tender as a child.
But father's fall of woes.
Because, you see, he knows ;
Mother's In the toy shop,
Buying all the day;
Daughter's in the jewelers',
And taking things away;
Sonny's buying, buying things.
As merry as you please;
While father's slaving as his desk
. To foot the C. O .D.'s.
New York Herald.
Kerler & Co. weave rugs.
Open evenings. J. Ramser.
Library lamps at J. Ramser's.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Trl-Clty Towel Supply company.
For bus and express, Spencer & Tref a.
See the new lockets at J. Ramser's.
Toilet sets, traveler's sets, at J. Ram
ser's. Fine beaded bags, mesh bags, at J.
Fine leather bags, bill books, clgr
cases, at J. Ramser's.
Electric lighting outfits for Christ
mas trees at the Electric Construction
M. ? K. New Store
DRINK THE CAUSE
Carl R. Anderson, Embezzling
Cashier, Makes Confession
of His Crime.
FIRST TOOK SMALL SUMS
When It Reached $200 He Feared He
Would Be Discovered and De
cided ' to Skip.
Carl R. Anderson, Moline, the young
man who attempted to steal $5,000
from the local office of the United
States Express compr-iy, and who wis
caught and is now under arrest at tho
county jail, has made a full and com
plete confession. He says that he had
been under the influence of liquor for
nearly three weeks and he lays the
blame for his crime on that fact.
About the time he began drinking
to excess, he commenced taking little
sums of money from the safe at tho
office and before long It amounted to
$200. He says that he intended to pay
this amount back, but gradually the
realization came that he was not mak
ing a salary sufficient to allow him to
pay back such a large sum before he
was found out and this fact rendered
him desperate. Then he decided that
it was better to steal as much as he
could and get oufc of the city than to
say here and be found out.
As was told last evening, he took
the money and started for St. Paul,
but was arrested in Davenport and
brought back here. Having sobered
up entirely, he Is very much broken
up over his crime and has no desire to
escape the consequences. As yet he
has not engaged an attorney to defend
him against the charge which it Is ex
pected will be returned against him by
the next grand Jury and it is more
than likely that he will not take this
step. His friends are trying to arrange
ball for him in order that he may be
released from custody. His bond Is
To Have New Front and
BUILDING TO BE REMODELED
The M. & K. are determined to open
their immense new store with not
only an entirely new front, newly
remodeled building, but every stitch
of the stock new, as well.
will succeed in
is evidenced by
That the M. & K.
the crowds in attendance at the Sell
ing Out to Branch Out Sale. Every
day the crowds grow bigger. The
people are quick to appeciate a good
thing, and when the M. & K. make
use of the words "Special" and "Re
duction" the public has learned to
know that the words are never
abused but rather it is the custom of
the M. & K. to give more than news
paper promises call for. It is keep
ing faith with the public that brings
about the response. This is to be a
parting treat in the present quarters,
but one which will be long and kind
It is rare, indeed, that during the
month of December one has such
splendid opportunities. M. & K.
wish to emphasize that not a stitch
of their present stock will be carried
into their new building when they
open in the spring. M. & K. know
what is required to bring about this
result, and their generous reductions
and Machinery company, 1622 Second
LaVanway buys and sells every
thing.. Telephone W247.
Try Baker's laundry for fine work.
Old phone 237; new 5344.
Brass smoker's sets, desk sets, can
dle sticks, at J. Ramser's.
You an shop 14 hours a day at
Ramser's. Open evenings.
Pictures and artistic picture framing
to order. L. S. McCabe & Co.
Let William Johnson do your tin and
furnace work. 1316 Third avenue.
H. T. Siemon wants your tin and
furnace work. 1526-1523 Fourth avenue.
Music In Young & McCombs' cafe
every evening except Sunday 6 to 3
Try Mrs. Austin's buckwheat flour.
Makes dandy cakes, with the genuine
flavor. Ask your grocer.
Good, old fashioned cakes are made
from Mrs. Austin's buckwheat flour.
Fresh goods now at your grocers.
Very old Spanish Port and Sherry
Wine for medicinal purposes at H.
Riegel & Co.'s, 2104 Third avenue.
Attend the entertainment and box
social at Pleasant Ridge school. Bowl
ing township, Friday, Ieeeniber 17.
A big shipment of new electric fix
tures just in. The Electric Construc
tion and Machinery company, 1622 Sec
Court of Honor, No. S55, will hold a
tfance Thursday evening, Dec. 16, at
Beselin's hall. Admission 15 cents.
A. J. Wright will open a modern
rooming house and restaurant, newly
equipped, in the new Volk building at
224 Seventeenth street tomorrow noon.
A cordial invitation to all friends.
The commander of the Rock Island
shelter of the Christian Volunteers at
122 Twentieth street reports that he
is able to furnish the names of about
15 men who are seeking employment.
He will also be thankful for donations
of old clothing, suitable for winter
wear, to distribute among the poor.
"When you think of Xmas
think of Mosenfelder's
And remember our 20
Xmas. shopping made a genuine pleasure in view of the fact of the extraordinary discount of 20 per cent on a!!
suits and overcoats in the house. Think of it will you please 20 per cent off on the best suits and overcoats
Rock Island has ever seen, Hart, Schaffner & Marx, Clothcraft and Society Brand, and 10 per cent off on the
finest array of sweater vests, flannel shirts ever displayed in this section of the state. We've made the prop
osition, people are coming from all directions and we want you here to share in this feast of Xmas. values.
Here are Appropriate Gifts for Father Son
Mother Husband Brother and Sweetheart
Smoking Jackets from
$3.50 to $8.50.
Bath Robes from $5.50
Kid Gloves from $1.00 to
Bradley Mufflers 45c.
Fancy Hose 25c and 50c.
Largest assortment of
boys and girls sweaters
shown in the tri-cities in
all colors $100 to $2.00.
Twenty per cent discount
on all suits and overcoats.
Twenty per cent discount
on all our children's
Twenty per cent discount
on all sweaters.
As an especially good inducement, we've offered a lot of 50 cent values in ties in an endless variety of new silks
at 25 cents. This is a chance for all men and young men to lay in a good stock. These prices won't be repeated
very soon again hundreds of new patterns, choice (two-bits) 25 cents.
OPENS SPECIAL SESSION
(Continued from Page One.)
preme court objections, the governor
and Mr. Jones have drawn five pri
mary bills, all of which are to be sent
to the two houses today.
An interesting feature of the princi
pal bill Is a provision for an advisory
vote on United States senator, and des
ignates the plurality vote of the en
tire state as the guiding Instruction
rather than vote by senatorial dis
tricts. An advisory vote Is also provided
on candidates for president and vice
president of the United States.
This was the feature proposed In
the last bill to be declared unconstitu
tional, which was opposed by Speaker
Cannon and finally stricken from the
Bill No. 1 provides a direct plurality
primary for all offices excep represen
tatives in the general assembly and
officers In cities, .villages, townships
and school districts. All registered
voters are entitled to vote at the pri
mary and all qualified primary elec
tors not registered are entitled to vote
by filing an affidavit 20 days prior to
any primary election showing the facts
which make them qualified electors.
The affidavit la subject to the provis
ions of the general election law as to
6uspect notice. If no disqualification
appears, the name of the elector filing
the affidavit shall be placed In the reg
istration books. r " ' " '
' The names are to he printed on the
ballot in the order determined by a
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drawing by lot, to be conducted by the
secretary of state or the county clerk.
I'opulut Ion Limit Klxrd. ,
Bill No. 2 provides a direct plurality
primary for all cities, villages and in
corporated towns having a population
of 5,000 or over. Tho law is optional
as to other cities and can be adopted
by referendum vote. The general pro
visions of bill No. 2 are the same as
bill No. 1.
Bill No. 2 provides a direct plurality
primary for representatives in the gen
eral assembly. The bill has been draft
ed in two forms, both of which are be
lieved to meet the requirements of tho
supreme court decisions. According to
the first form, the senatorial commit
tee fixes and determines the number of
candidates the party will nominate.
The electors are entitled to cumulate
their votes among one, two or three
candidates, casting one vote for each
of three candidates, or one and one-half
by men who V
k n o w a n d
used and re
by women who
enced. Famous food
experts test it
. food value
Expert bakers make bread and
pastry of it daily at the mills.
Thousands of women use It
every baking day In the year.
All report it the best in the
You needbnt onemoreproof. Useit
In your own kitchen at oar risk. A
few cents higher in price, enab'es the
miller to make the Quality highest
grade In the world.
It costs yon nothing if it does not
auit you better for every lour purpos
than any other flour you ever uued.
Your trocar u authorized to refund,
without Argument, the full parehaae
price of any paekaire of Occident Flour
which you do not find tatisf actory.
Call him tip and order a trial sack
For Sale by
All Tri-City Grocers. ;'
for each of two or three votes for one
Bill No. 4, which is really the sec
ond alternative form of bill No. 3, pro
vides that the senatorial committee
may merely suggest the number of
candidates the party will nominate,
which suggestion will be printed on
the primary ballot. The elector will
determine this vote, whether the party
shall nominate one, two or three can
didates. The elector may cumulate
ills vote among one, two or three can
didates. Petition rlnn SuhmKted.
Bill No. 5 provides for nomination by
petition for such cities, villages and
incorporated towns as wish to adopt
the law by referendum vote. Any city
adopting the petition plan of nomina
tion provided by this bill would thereby
take themselves out from under the di
rect primary. The bill also provides
for referendum to discontinue the pe
tition plan of nomination and go back
to the primary plan of nomination.
Dfmorrn 1 n Are I'nlted.
Thomas Tippit. leader of the Tippit
element among the house minority, has
issued a statement in which he said
that he was for direct primary, and
that in his opinion democrats would be
for it almost to a man. I-.ee O'Neil
Browne and his friends have already
said they are in favor of direct pri
maries, so that the Tippit utterance
is taken to Indicate that, although the
two factions in the house minority may
not harmonize on all matters, Ptill they
will be together on a primary measure.
CROSBY IS ELECTED
TO C. R. I.&P. OFFICE
Chicago, Dec. 14. Official announce
ment was made today of the election
of George H. Crosby as vice president,
secretary and treasurer of the Rock
Chicago, Dec. 144. George II. Iee,
formerly general passenger agent jf
the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf rail
road with headquarters at Little Roc'.t,
Ark., has been appointed general pas
senger agent for the Chicago, Rock
Island and Pacific railroad at St. Louis,
according to announcement made yes
terday. This is the first time the Chi
cago, Rock Island and Pacific, railroad
has placed a general passenger agent
at St. Louis.
Plays With Matches; Burned.
Violet Spear, 3-year-old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. William Spear. 602
Forty-third street, was badly burned
Saturday afternoon as the result of
her clothing having caught fire from
some matches with whi';h she was
playing. While the child suffered
greatly from the burns about her
head and chest, there will be no per
manent effects from the mishap.
LIVING UP 37 PER CENT!
Xew' Jersey Statistician Supplies Data
on Actual Necessities.
Trenton, N. J., Doc. 14. The cost of
living in New Jersey has gone tip "7
per cent in the past ten years acsaiT
ing to Chief W. C. Garrison of th?
state bureau of statistics. His figures,
moreover, do not take any luxuries in
to account, but are based merely on
the prices of actual necessities. Mr.
Garrisom purchased goods in all parts
of the state and took his data from the
cost of a test bill of household necessities.
The greatest danger from Influenza
Is of Its resulting in pneumonia. This
can be obviated by using Chamber
Iain's Cough Remedy, aa it not only
cures influenza, but counteracts any
tendency of the disease towards pneu
monia. Sold by all druggists-
It is impossible to do more than give you a few suggestions of the
great variety of desirable gifts our stock contains. A visit to
our store will convince you that a pleasing gift for anyone may be
selected from our Immense stock for almost any amount you
wish to spend. We have taken great pains in selecting our stock
this year, securing styles and patterns that are new, desirable
and of standard quality. In our well selected stock you will
find the choice pickings of the best markets. Prices will speak
Let Us Help You Select Your Christmas Gifts.
We guarantee our
Watches, and they
are Watches for
Ladies' Watches in
solid gold from
$15.00 to $150.
Watches for the
man from $7.50 to
See our B03-S' Spe
cial Watch. It's a
A large assortment
of the best kinds;
Just tho thing for a
gift to the man;
priced $1.00 to $10.
A choice collection
of dainty and beau
tiful pieces in most
anything you want.
Our prices on these
will astonish you.
A large and pleas
ing assortment of
Hand B.igs, Includ
ing the Alligator
Leathers, priced $5
The very best to be
had, with plalu and
fancy handles, real
pearl and gold
filled, $:i.50 to .
We have prepared for the Christmas rush this year with unusual
care. Particular attention has been given to the minutest detail.
We are offering you tho choicest selections of the best manufac
turers and all at prices that appeal to every buyer who has
taken the trouble to make comparison. We will be glad to show
you our entire line. An inspection on your part will convince
you where your interest lie?.. Do us the favor and we will repay
you for your trouble in the dollars we will save you.
1702 Second Avenue.
It is Riant