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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, UTYSEKlVTlJT
RFALLr, YQfU'P BETTER
Tgfjusr WE ARE.
Th last week you know. For
your iBsi'trv--1"" b we
PEBFl'MES, special packages;
SAFETV RAZORS (autostrap)
; A.FTV RAZORS (autostrop);
sbHORlTT CHOCOLATES, 1
and 2 lb. boxes, beautiful pic
ture free with each' box;
CIGARS. 75c, $1 $2. $4 box;
BOX PAPER. 50c. 75c. $1;
XMAS a0d NEW YEAR sou
venir postal cards, largest va
riety lntown to select from.
Corner 20th St., and 4th Ave.
FOR LITTLE BOYS
Primary Class Proposed for
Gymnasium of the Local
Y. M. 0. A.
BETWEEN AGES 7 AND 10
Unusnal Demand Has Arisen of Late
for the Work Character and
A primary class in gymnasium work
is among the possibilities at the Y. M.
C. A. for the new year's work. So
many requests have come in of late for
work of the sort to be given to boys
who are too young to become regular
members f the boys department that
serious consideration has been given
the matter, and it is altogether proba
ble that the board of directors, whea
they meet next week, will approve the
plan and authorize the starting of the
The gymnasium schedule is already
quite full, but in case the new class is
started, it will be given an hour on
Saturday morning, from 9:30 to 10:30,
which will make it possible to accom
modate the change. Mr. Gil man, the
physical director, is especially good in
his work along the lines of corrective
and recreative work "with the boys,
and the youngsters may count them
selves fortunate if they can get to take
work with him.
Boys From 7 to 10.
The plan for the class is to start it
in case at least 15 boys wish to enter
it. Boys from 7 to 10 years of age
will be admitted, provided their size
warrants it. These boys will pay a
small fee, and will not be admitted as
members of the boys' department that
on Saturday mornings. The only
reason for considering such a
is the unusual demand which
for such work.
The association "seeks always to do
those things that will result most help
fully to those whom u can, help, and
that is the motive for theresent pro
ject. Any parents who would like to
have their boys take up such work
siiould communicate with the secretary
of the association at once in order to
indicate whether the demand is suffi
cient to make the class worth while.
The High School Character club will
hold its regular weekly meeting at the
J Y. M. C. A. tomorrow tening. Lunch
will be served at C o'cifc, and the
discussion will be led by Superintend-
i ent of Schools H. B. Hayden. The top-
rCCOCCCOCOOCCOOOOOOCOOeOS 1 1C tor the evening is "The High School
O i as a Preparation for Lite Work." This
O i club is composed of young men of the
j .ocal high school age, who are, taking
O , ap a series of studies in life problems.
A Rock Island Savings
Bank book will make an
acceptable Christmas gift
one that will be ap
preciated by children, rel
atives, friends or em
ployes. By depositing $1 or more
you can open a savings
account in the name of class
any person, and we will nas arisen of late
mail the book so that it
will be received Christmas
to the reelection of John A. Heydler
and against the attitude of B. B
Johnson, president of the American
Mr. Ward said: "The election of
Mr. Lynch as president of the Na
tional league was a happy solution
of the situation. He was a capable
umpire and is a high class man. He
has a mi fid of his own and will have
something to say about the business
of the national commission. with
him as a member of that body the
baseball interests of the country may
rest assured that their affairs will
not be conducted in barrooms and
BALL PLAYERS LEAVE CUBA
4 Interest Paid
Things You'll Need
We're - showing a tremendous
pu: up in Fancy Candy Boxes,
. Uaskets and Novelties in a host
of :.ew shapes in lively decora
tions at very reasonable prices.
We Quote Special Prices:
1 lb. boxes at 30c and 40c a
Home made mixed, 13c pound.
Candy canes, 5c and up.
Candy link3, 5c and up.
Special assorted Chocolates,
15c and 25c a pound.
French mixed, 20c a pound.
Xmas candles, Sc per box.
The Observation club is making the
iuo.it of the vacation time. Saturday
-.itruoon they visited the police sta-tn-u
and the hre department. Tne fire-
1 were very accommodating, show
ing the whole process of hitcning up
.nu starting out for a fire. Yesterday,
jy the courtesy of Mr. Beverine, of the
central Union telephone, the boys saw
tue inside workings of the telephone
ouiiness, spending a pleasant nour at
tiie central station of the company.
, other trips are to be taken this week
! and next.
After the holidays, a Readers' clu'o
' is promised which will undoubtedly be
popular with a large number of the
1716-1718 Second Avenue.
O Pitcher Barney Schreiber, formerly
SJ j with Decatur, loses another chance in
j the big leagues. Detroit has asked for
j waivers upon the left hander, tpgether
i with Bill, Britton, LaFitte and Cavett,
jail pitchers; Murch and Gaynor, in-
fielders, and Outfielder Spencer.
American Stars Allege Unfair Treat
ment by Manager McAllister.
Havana, Dec. 21. A baseball
game was scheduled for yesterday
between the American and Almen
dares teams. A great crowd went to
the grounds, but the American team
failed to appear. Instead the play
ers went aboard the steamer for Key
West, alleging unfair treatment by
Manager McAllister. Hoffman, one
of the players, was arrested on his
way to the dock charged by McAllis
ter with violation of contract. He
was arraigned before the provincial
governor, who immediately dis
charged him in default of evidence.
The whole team then sailed.
NO FIGHT PICTURES
GO IN DAVENPORT
Iowa Will Soon Be Stopping Stage
Holdups and Other Make Believe .
Crimes of the Sort.
Not only will Davenport see no
more pugilistic exhibitions but there
will be no prize fight pictures shown
there, if the decision of Governor Car
roll is taken as final.
The decision came about in this man
ner. Parties who were operating a
moving picture machine had made ar
rangements to secure the films of the
Jolmson-Ketchel prize fight, but before
putting them Into action concluded
that they had better secure an opinion
from the executive, for the reason th.U
in this state prize fighting is not only
prohibited, but participating in, pro
moting, or even attending a fight Is
made a felony.
The matter was referred to Governor
Carroll, and in reply he has stated that
Iowa laws specifically forbid showing
any moving picture of anything illegal,
continuing, '"If the fight would not
have been allowed in Iowa the picture
of it certainly could not be shown
All of the stock companies playing
in the cities nightly are appeariug in
acts which, if actually committed,
would subject the participants to ar
rest and conviction under the state
IS POWERFUL LIGHT
Invention of . Galesburg- Man
May Revolutionize Locomo
CHEMICAL COMPOUND USED
Track Is Brightened for Hundreds of
feet Ahead of Engine Test to
Be Made by Burlington.
Makes Guaranteed Goods
Our Vanilla Extract can't
10c and 20c per bottle.
White Pine Compound Cough
' Cure, nothing better for
coughs and colds,
25c per bottle.
Oh, that" Rose Cream!
chaps and sore lips, unequaled
Drug Store Only
534 Siztenth Street.
Miles Xetzel, who was drafted for
some unknown reason, by Cleveland
from Peoria last year, may show up at
Danville next season. He will, at any
rate, come back to the minora.
Jack McCarthy Is after a fast Chi
cago semi-pro shortstop, presumably
Bob Meinke. who has now signed with
the Logan Squares. .
President M. E. Justice announced
that Fred Cameron of Oklahoma City,
Okla,; A. J. Cleary. Buffalo, N. Y.;
Tom Hanly, Newport, Kan., and Louis
Lippert, Chicago, are the umpires who
will hold indicators in the Central as
sociation next season.
MONEY TO LOAN
On Real Estate Security.
LUDOLPH A REYNOLDS
Mitchell & Lynde Bulldinj
LYNCH TAKES UP DUTIES
National League President Loses No
Time in Fitting Harness.
New York, Dec. 21. Thomas J.
Lynch, the new president of the Na
tional league, assumed his duties
yesterday, but requested that the
baseball public give him time to ac
quaint himself with the details of his
position before making any state
ment as to his future plans. All
Lynch would say was that he was in
favor of upholding the umpires in
their decisions and. that he was glad
he is to have the cooperation of
That the election of Lynch to the
presidency has not entirely restored
harmonious relations between all
parties to the recent deadlock is evi
denced by the statement given out
last night by John M. Ward, who
was the candidate for those opposed
THINKS LINE STILL ALIVE
M Wliinney Says Cars Will Be Run
ning Over Route Inside a Year.
Alexis Argus: It was our privilege to
read a letter this week which was re
ceived by a citizen of this community
from Warren McWhlnney. who has
been before the people for several
months past as the man who expects
to build an interurban line from Rock
Island to Galesburg. In the letter Mr.
McWhlnney stated that instead of be
ing dead, he was very much alive, and
expressed himself as confident that
within a year cars would be running
over the proposed road. He stated that
matters were surely progressing to a
point where actual work would begin
as soon as the weather would permit,
and mentioned February as a time, Ufit
should the weather be too severe at
that time he would have to wait a little
longer. He cited the fact that the ar
rangements had been long and tedious,
but the undertaking was a large one
and must necessarily take time to get
the preliminary steps out of the way.
In his own words, he says: "In all can
dor, I assure you that I confidently ex
pect by next winter to ride from Alexis
to Galesburg on "the new interurban,
and stop at Squire Bellinger's for din
ner." Mr. McWbinney's silence has led
many to believe the enterprise, like
many others, had gone down in de
feat, but it seems that the man who is
behind the project has never had any
other thought than to complete the
road as soon as weather conditions
will permit the construction work to
begin. Alexis and vicinity will be
pleased to know that Mr. McWhlnney
is still in the game.
I0WANS TO BE HERE DEC. 30
Parsons College and Company A
Basketball Teams Plan Contest.
The basketball team from Parsons
college (Iowa) will meet the Com
pany A team here Dec. 30 at the ar
mory court. The Iowans have a fast
team of which they are very proud
and they have arranged a tour for it
which carries it over considerable of
Iowa and Illinois. The local aggrega
tion intends to do a little training for
the game in hopes of defeating the visitors.
BANK ROBBERS ARE FOILED
Ingredients of AVer's Hair Vigor: SSl1ttiStt3?e2Si
AnvttilriK Inlurioua tiere?
lAnythinar of merit here?
Vlfl It stop fallinec hair?
Will ic oeavoy aanarutrr
Ask vour doctor.
Ask your doctor.
Auk our doctor.
Ask your doctor
Ooeshot Color Siie hisir
J. O. ATTB OtntPlTf. 'Lrrwi'll. Vim..
Cut AH Wires at Abbyville, Kan., but
Are Ietected and Flee. .
Hutchinson, . Kan., Dec. 21. After
cutting all the wires in the central tel
ephone office at Abbyville, Kan., early
today, robbers made an unsuccessful
attempt to dynamite the vault of the
State bank of that town. The robbers
were detected while working In the
bank, but succeeded in escaping.
Little to Manage Ketchej.
San Francisco. Gal., Dec. 21. Before
leaving for his home In Grand Rapids,
Mich., today, Stanley Ketchel, cham
pion middleweight of the world, said
George Little would be his manager.
C. J. Erickson, a veteran engineer on
the Burlington, residing In Galesburg,
is perfecting a new locomotive head
light which he believes will revolution
ize the art of lighting the right of
ways of railroads. A light so powerful
and intense that the best electric head
lights are dimmed, so clear that the
slightest object can be distinctly seen
hundreds of feet away, and so safe
and easy to operate that a child can
handle it this is the invention which
Engineer Erickson soon hopes to bring
to the notice of the railway companies.
The fuel from which the light Is de
rived is a chemical compound which
has been brought to perfection by
study and experiment. A mineral of
certain properties mixed with other In-
redients which, when reduced, form
a material little harder than soap, is
the base of the new compound. A small
amount of this substance, when drop
ped in the signal oil, produces such a
brilliant light that not only the right
of way is illuminated, but the entire
train as well.
Experimented nt Mlnea.
Mr. Erickson has spent many years
in perfecting his experiment. Part of
this time has been spent in mining lo
calities in the west, studying the
chemical properties of various min
erals. Some years ago, before electric
headlights were in vogue, Mr. Erick
son several times tried the compound
in the headlight of his engine which he
ran out of Quincy. The experiment at
tracted considerable attention and the
Inventor was continually annoyed by
persons who tried to steal the secret
of the formula. Headlight after head
light was stolen from his engine, but
the compound baffled analysis. The
inventor claims that the analysis of
the compound gives a formula so close
to kerosene as to defy detection.
Mr. Erickson has named his inven
tion "The Shining Light." He intends
to secure the permission of the Bur
lington to use the light on one of its
locomotives In regular service for ex
SHERIFF STOPS THE FIGHT
Johnny Coulon and Karl Denning Ar
rested at Gary, Ind.
Gary, Ind.. Dec. 21. Chicago fight
fans who came to Gary last night to
see the scheduled bouts of the Gary
Athletic club went home disappointed,
for in the middle of the third round f
the Coulon-Denning go the sheriff, as
sisted by deputies and the chief of po
lice, jumped into the ring, stopped the
bout and arrested the principals, the
referee. Otto Williams, and the match
maker, Barney Green.
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Some Suggestions for Gifts Distinctive and
HIS store is filled with beautiful articles which effectively represent
the very spirit of the Christmas season. They are attractive in
appearance, selected for their pleasing qualities, and have in ad
dition a genuine excellence that makes them of permanent value to tha
recipient. We mention below only a few of the main lines of article!!
comprised in our splendid stock. Hundreds of others will press for your
consideration when you enter the store.
We engrave all articles free of charge.
This department is one of the
most attractive in Rock Island,
covering a great range of designs.
Including beautifully finished
Wood Cases', handsome decorated
Iron Cases and beautiful things in
Bronze, Brass, Gilt, Crystal, etc.
This department is specially for
tunate, having just been enriched
by the addition of hundreds of
new pieces never before shown in
If you get it at Bleuer's. it's right.
1 702 Second Avenue.
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This department is fortunate in
being able to present a great .va
riety of attractive new designs,
including the famous Gorham
productions. Pieces range in 6iza
from small things at $1, up tc
handsome family chests.
We invite attention to the great
variety of pleasing things in Silver-mounted
Toliet Sets, Mani
cure Sets and other pieces of a
similar nature. Our prices will
be found unusually attractive.
Morrison Five Disbands.
Sterling, 111., Dec. 21. The Morrison
basketball team, one of the fastest
semi-professional teams in the middle
west, has disbanded after an existence
of four years, during which time it won
32 and lost 8 games. The Sterling
Y. M. C. A. basketball team defeated
the Dixon five by the score of 31 to 11.
Special Sale on
Xmas Candies at
329 20th St., Rock Island, 111.
We wish to announce to the
public that we have a select line
of Xmas Candies, as well as all
kinds of home-made candies and
high grade chocolates and bon
bons and offer a special price on
everything, lasting till Jan. 1,
1910. Do not miss taking advan
tage of this great special sale.
You know that we make every
thing in our own sanitary kitch
en, anTour candies are the best
in the city.
Here Are a Few items at Low
Peanut candy, lb 10c
Peanut brittle, lb 10c
Vanilla taffy, lb 10c
Strawberry taffy, lb. . . . . . . .10c
Chocolate taffy, lb ..10c
Xmas mixed candy, our own
make, 3 lbs 25c
Sauer kraut candy, lb 15c
Cocoanut candy, lb 15c
Chocolate drops, lb .20c
Dip caramels, lb. 20c
Mexican candy, lb. 20c
Fudges, lb. 20c
Caramels, all kinds, lb 25c
Nougats, lb 25c
Chocolate chips, lb. 25c
Assorted cream chocolates. . .25c
WE ALSO HAVE AN ELE
GANT LINE OF FANCY BOX
ES FILLED WITH THE VERY
BEST CANDY THE RIGHT
KIND FOR YOUR X MAS GIFTS
FROM 25 CENTS UP TO $5.
Power and Power
A Strong Heart and a Bounding
Iulse These Are the Basis of
the Powers That Make People
and Nations Great.
Courage, Enthusiasm, Hope These
Are the Qualities That Win!
If your digestion is weak, your
liver balky, your bowels are consti
pated; if you are suffering' from lost
vitality, nervous debility, pains and
aches, you won't radiate much sun
shine, and you'll keep at the tail end
of the procession.
Why not use a little reason about
the care of your body? When you
get fangled up inside, when you feel
that your vitality is playing out. why
not use Electricity? Electricity,
properly applied, will overcome your
weakness put strength into every
organ of your body overcome your
pains and aches, give you strength
and courage and put you In the rank
A vast army of doctors are trying
to do what they can in making strong
people out of wrecks. They use to
day the same drugs that they used
a century ago, but it alone has proven
insufficient. Electricity, properly
applied, is doing more today In re
storing physical Manhood and Wom
anhood than all the drugs put to
gether. Free Treatment Notice.
On account of the fact of Dr. Bartz
having received numerous requests
from many patients in and out of the
city, begging for an extension of the
free treatment offer, for the simple rea
son that they were afraid to call on
him during the first few months, think
ing he had come to stay but a few
weeks. However, as this is his perma
nent home, and being anxious to prove
to every sick and ailing person read
ing this paper that he possesses the
Grandest, Simplest and Most Success
ful method of restoring vitality and
curing disease that is known to the
scientific world, he has consented to
extend his free treatment offer to all
who call between now and Dec. 31.
The only remuneration expected for
his rervices will be a recommendation
of his treatment to your friends after
you are cured.
READ WHAT THE CURED SAY.
Nervous Debility Cured.
Victor Thorrez, residing at 617 Fifth
avenue, Moline, says: "For three or
four years I was- so ran down with my
health that I could not sleep nights. I
always felt weak and nervous, and be
sides my kidneys and bladder gave me
a. lot of trouble. So one day I read
about Dr. Bartz's wonderful system of
treatment In the papers, and I decided
as a last resort to go and see what the
doctor had to say of my condition.
He examined me carefully and placed
me under his new system of treatment, '
which certainly was a revelation to j
me. After a week's course I must say j
it did wonders for me. I now sleep
fine; my kidneys and bladder are now
in elegant condition ; in fact, I simply
feel like a new man."
Here Is Still More Evidence.
Jurgen Rauwadder, residing at 1241
Thirtieth street. Rock Island, says:
"For eight or ten years my kidneys and
bladder caused me considerable an
noyance, especially nights, when I
would have to get up from three to
four times, complicated with this condi
tion, I suffered considerable pains. So,
finally, I beard of Dr. Bartz's treat
ment' and I decided to undertake it,
to see what he could do for me. To
my good fortune, his treatment was
exactly what I had been looking for
for yrars. Now, after a short course
the painful sensations and the getting
up nights are all done away with."
Rheumatics, Read This:
Camlel DePoorter, residing at East
Moline, says: "I suffered terrible pains
in . my back and thighs. The pains
were so bad at times I had difficulty in
getting out of bed in the mornings. So
one day I gathered up enough strength
to manage to go to see Dr. Bartz and
find out what he had to say about my
case. Hevimmediately gave me a treat
ment, which relieved the pains at once,
and now, after a four days' course, I
can get up mornings and get around
anywhere without a particle of pain.
His treatment is certainly most won
derful, and I am indeed glad I heard
The records at Dr. .Bartz's office
show a constant increase in the num
ber of patients cured. News of the
wonderful cures made by this noted
specialist has spread far and near,
and now patients actually come from
long distances to be cured. Some
cases are rejected as incurable, as it i9
Dr. Bartz's invariable rule to accept
no Incurable cases for treatment. But
those who are accepted for treatment
are well repaid for the trouble of com
ing to Rock Island, for they know they
are sure of a cure when once their case
Is accepted by this master specialist.
His offices are conveniently located in
the People's National bank building,
corner Second avenue and Eighteenth
street. His office hours are from 9 to
5 daily, Wednesday and Saturday till
8:30, Sunday 10 to 12.
Alone In Saw Mill at Midnight,
unmindful of dampness, drafts, storms
or cold.'w. J. Atkins worked as night
watchman, at Banner Springs, Tenn.
Such exposure gave him a severe cold
that settled on his lungs. At last he
had to give up bis work. He tried
many remedies, but all failed, till he
used Dr. King's New Discovery. "Af
ter using one bottle," he writes, "I
went back to work as well as ever? ,
Severe colds, stubborn coughs, lnflam- v
ed throats and sore lungs, hemorrhages,
croup and whooping cough get quick -relief
and prompt cure from this glo- '
rious medicine. 50 cents and $1. Trial
bottle free. . Guaranteed by all druggists.
Men's Felt Slippers 59c
Men's Velvet Slippers 49c
Men's Kid Slippers 75c
Men's Fine Slippers, black or brown.. $1.00 and $1.25
Women's Felt Slippers 49c
Women's Felt Slippers, .with leather soles 59c
Women's Juliets, fur top 98c
Women's Fancy Juliets $1.25,
Misses and Children's Leather Slippers . ..39c
Misses' Red Felt SUppers 49c
Children's Red Felt Slippers 39c
Boys' High Top Shoes, two buckles. . . .$2.00 and $2.25
HARPER HOUSE BLOCK