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THE ROCK ISLAND iUGUS, - TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1909.
and the hour will
Tell ttie Time
The Special Hour Sale Be
gins in Every Part of
the Big Store.
Time Tells All Things
8 to 9 a. m. Ladies' Jersey Silk Dresses, worth
$17.50, $20.00, $22.50, $25.00, $27.50, $30.00, for
this hour $7.98.
8 to 9 a. m. Girl Sweaters, size, 1, 2, 3; red, gray,
white and navy; our 65c sweater, for this hour, 29c.
9 to 10 a. m. Ladies' Black Sateen Petticoats, our
regular 98c and $1.25 Petticoat, for this hour, 49c.
9 to 10 a. m. One Gross fancy Dressed Dolls, our
regular 15c doll, for this hour, 5c.
9 to 10 a. m. The latest hat novelty, with bottle of
perfume; our 10c sale price, for this hour, 5c.
9 to 10 a. m. Fancy Goods Department Dresser
Scarfs, hemstitched, and one row drawn work, a regular
35c value, for this one hour, 1 9c.
1-3 off on Men's Fancy Wash and Flannel Vests.
9 to 10 a. m. Stationery Department 100 boxes
Xmas Papetries; our regular 25c box, for one hour, 17c.
Leave orders for Christmas Cakes, Pies and Ice
10 to 11 o'clock Wednesday morning we will have
Santa Claus with us, who will give to each visitor a
souvenir. Bring the children.
10 to 11 a. m. 1-3 off on all Jet Jewelry for 1 hour.
8 to 9 a. m. Broken Mixed Candy, for this hour, 7c.
8 to 9 a. m. Xmas Postal Cards 5c per dozen.
10 to 11 a. m. 10c swords, 5c; 10c Xmas candles,
10 to 11 a. m. Ladies' all linen hemstitched hand
embroidered initial handkerchiefs; our regular price
25c; sale price, 18c.
12-4 cotton blankets (grey) blue and pink border,
largest size, $1.75 quality $1.29.
Large size comfort, 6 8x7 5 -in., filled with good clean
cotton, covered with silkaline, dark colors, 79c.
9 to 10 a m. Veiling Department $1 Silk Chiffon
for Veils, for this one hour 69c.
10 to 11 a. m. Jewelry Department $2.49 quad
ruple silver plated embossed bread trays, for this one
hour $1 .25.
11 to 12 Women's Black, Green and Red, 6 but
ton over gaiters, 50c value 29c. '
TRIPLE STAMPS UNTIL NOON.
Ladies' Knit Underwear. Munsing Underwear al
ways makes a nice Xmas present.
Cut Glass Section 10 to 11 a. m. Cut Glass
Water Tumblers, deep flute cutting, worth 25c each; for
this hour only, 10c each. '
7 to 8 p. m. Game Plates in fine Bavarian China,
assorted patterns, worth 50c each, for this hour only,
Ready to Serve,
11:30 to 2 p. m.
Fried Oysters 30
Oyster Cocktail 15
Blue Points 20 Rockaways 25
Baked Oysters, Richelieu 35
Lobster cocktail Zo
Caviar on Toast 25 Sweet Pickles 10 Caviar Canape 25 Chow Chow 10
Sardines on Toast 20 Dill Pickles 05 Sour Pickles 10
Pickled Walnuts 15 Pickled Onions 05
Stuffed Mangoes 10 Pickled Beets 5
Consomme a la ruchess 10 Cream of Celery, aux Crouton 10
Vegetable Soup, Home Style Puree of Tomatoes, with Rice 10
Broiled White Fish, Parsley Butter 25
Fried Cat Fish, Sauce Remonlade 20
Boiled Corned Beef and Cabbage 15 Rabbit Stew, with Potato Dumplings 25
Country Sausage and Mashed Potatoes 15 Spaghetti a l'ltalienne 10
Baked Pork and Beans 10
Roast Lamb. Dish Gravy 15 Roast Turkey. Cranberry Sauce 40
Roast Ribs of Beef, au Jus 15 Extra Cut 25
Baked Potatoes 05
Boiled Potatoes 05
Mashed Potatoes 05
Cold Slaw 10
Hot Stew 05
Onions In Cream 05
Lima Beans 05
"Apple Pie 05
Blackberry Pie 05
Vanilla Ice Cream 10
Stewed Prunes 05
Sliced Oranges 10
Fruit Cake 10
Assorted Cake 10
Chocolate Cream Pie 05
Brandy or Hard Sauce 10
Baked Apples 10
Sliced Bananas 10
Chocolate Wafers 05
Pound Cake 10
Bread and Butter and Mashed Potatoes served with Fish and Meat
When You Change Trading
Places You Must Show Clear
ance from Former Dealer.
STRICTLY ENFORCE RULE
Is Old Agreement, But Lioose Meth
oils Have Resulted in Some
Heavy Liosses Recently.
Hereafter you will be obliged to
show a clearance from your former
grocer before you can open an account
in a retail store in Rock Island. For
several yeras there has been a rule to
this effect in the Rock Island Retail
Grocers' association, and for a period
it was enforced, but members began to
"loosen up," with the result that sev
eral of the local grocers admit having
lost large amounts'. At the annual
meeting of the association last even
ing at Math's hall, the following resolu
tion was adopted:
"There shall be a strict enforcement
of all bills being paid in full when due,
and no new credit shall be extended to
any customer unless said customer
holds a clear receipt from a former
grocer, or can furnish satisfactory ref
erence." Complnla of CannMlns Scheme".
Another annoyance complained of by
the local grocers is the house-to-house
canvasser. Solicitors representing
various distributing houses offer their
produce at a low price or with a premi
um. When a customer presents the cou
pon to the grocer calling for the arti
cle, he must have it in stock or get it,
or possibly lose the customer. A gro
cer is almost compelled to buy the ar
ticle whether it will be profitable or
not. The association adopted this res
olution: "No order taken by a special can
vasser will be recognized by grocers,
unless order is taken by permission
of the grocers' committee."
A Christmas donation was voted to
some society to be named later by the
grocers' committee. The money is for
the purchase of groceries and to be
used as the society sees fit.
Boetje In President.
Officers for the year were elected as
President Fred H. Boetje.
Vice President J. C. Schuerman.
Secretary David Larson.
Treasurer Robert F. Kuschniann.
Directors C. W. Horton and Henry
POLAR CONTROVERSY ENDS;
(Continued from Page One.)
formed of the verdict reached by the
University of Copenhagen that he
gasped for breath. "Wake said Cook
never expected such a verdict, for he
always spoke with full confidence that
the decision would be in his favor.
Ready to Let Cook Drop.
Washington, D. C, Dec. 21. Officers
of the National Geographic society,
while declining to make an official
statement this morning, express no
surprise at the Copenhagen verdict on
Cook's claim. Some say it was expect
ed all along. Prof. Willis L. Moore, pres
ident of the society, which, through a
committee is conducting an investiga
tion into the discovery of the norfh
pole, said it was possible ths commit
tee will go to Copenhagen to examine
Cook's records. Members of the board
of managers, however, do not think
such an examination necessary and arc
quite ready to let the matter drop, so
far as the Cook controversy is con
I'enrj- nt I.ant Speakn.
Washington. D. C, Dec. 21. "Three
months ago from the Labrador coast I
sounded an explicit and deliberate
word of warning to the board based up
on complete and accurate information
in regard to the responsibility devolv
ing upon me and fulfilled my duty to
myself and to the world." With these
words Commander Peary pointedly ex
pressed to the Associated Press his
sentiments regarding the failure of the
university of Copenhagen to find any
proof of the discovery of the north
pole by Cook.
Not Marter of Belief.
"I've known the outcome of this
since -weeks before I reached this coun
try on my return from the pole. Jt
was not a matter of belief with me,
but of absolute knowledge.
"However, I shall not discuss this
matter in detail for publication. It is
"The warning which I sent the coun-
lOTJa 4Ui 2t. Davenport, Iowa.
25c and upwards.
try before I landed is still sufficient.
You remember my cablegram from Bat
tle Harbor? .Here Is the exact wording
of It: "Cook has not been to the pole
April 21, 1908, or any other date.'
"He simply handed the public a gold
brick." With this, Peary declined fur
ther to discuss Cook or his affairs and
it was evident he regarded the whole
controversy as ended.
v Sailed Nov. 27.
New York, Dec. 21. Dr. Frederick A.
Cook, whose mysterious disappearance
from the Gramatan Inn, Bronxville, on
Nov. 24, caused a sensation, is in Eur
ope. This positive announcement was
made last night by William L. Cook of
747 Bedford avenue, Brooklyn, who re
ceived a letter from his brother yes
terday. - Without adopting a disguise, Dr.
Cook left New York on the Caronia of
the Cunard line, on Saturday, Nov. 27,
and arrived in Naples on Dec. 11, two
days after the affidavits of George II.
Dunkle, an insurance agent, and Cap
tain August W. Loose, a navigator,
were printed in New York and London.
Although it was announced on the
morning of Nov. 27 several hours be
fore the vessel steamed from this port
that Dr. Cook would leave on the
Caronia, and notwithstanding the fact
that more than a score of reporters
searched the vessel for the explorer,
Dr. Cook succeeded in getting out of
New York and reaching Italy without
being recognized. He remained In Na
ples for several days and then left tor
Denmark to remain in close call of the
committee of scientists now engaged
in examining his polar data.
Another Slap for Cook.
New York, Dec. 21. A verdict against
Dr. Frederick A. Cook Is reported to
have been reached by the special com
mittee of the Explorers' club, which
for more than two months has had un
der way an investigation into his pretension-
to having scaled the peak of
Mount MeKinley in September, 1906.
The committee, of which Marshall H.
Savi'le, professor of archaeology at
Columbia university, is the chairman,
completed its investigation some days
ago, and its report has been written
and signed. The verdict, according to
Professor Saville. will be submitted to
the directors of the Explorers' club at
a meeting next Friday. The directors
were prepared to receive the report
yesterday, but owing to the inability of
sevral of them to attend, the meeting
was put over.
While Professor Saville would enter
tain no discussion of the committee's
verdict, ho did not make any denial
when asked If the report was true that
the decision would be unfavorable to
Club May Kxpel Cook.
From another source Information
came that the committee had been un
able to satisfy itself that the explor
er's assertion that he had scaled Mount
MeKinley had been substantiated by
any evidence obtainable. Exactly how
far the committee will go In its adverse
report it was Impossible to learn.
Inasmuch as there Is now a strong
sentiment in the club against Dr. Cook,
It is regarded as likely that if the com
mittee reports decisively against him
he will be expelled and his name
stricken from the club records.
TAKES SHOES FROM
STORE HERE ON TRIAL
James K. Yore, Old Offender, Works
His Game Success f uJly in
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Hours: 9 a. m. to 9 p. m. daily.
Old Phone 3832; New Phone 226.
German is also spoken. .
Jams E. Yore was arrested yester
day afternoon by the Moline police and
brought to this city to answer to a
charge of obtaining merchandise under
false pretenses. Yesterday Yore went
to the Island City shoe store and got
leave to take several pairs of shoes
home on the representation that his
wife wanted to try them on. He dis
appeared with the shoes and nothing
further was heard of him until he was
arrested by the Molint police on infor
mation furnished them by the local
police. He was brought down here and
bound over to the grand jury under
bonds of $2,000.
Yore had bten out of jail only a
short time. Not long ago he was ar
rested in Davenport on a charge of be
ing drunk and disorderly and sentenc
ed to spend 10 days in jail. At the
end of that time he was ordered to get
out of the city and he started for Rock
Island, but fell on his way to the
bridge and broke his nose. He was
taken to St. John's hospital and kept
there until yesterday morning, when
he 'was released and once more order
ed to get out.
NOT LIKE CASE OF DR. COOK
Three Men Start Across Iliver on Ice
and Get There.
Three venturesome Arctic explorers
started out froir. Davenport for Rock
Island via the ice route this afternoon
and, unlike one Dr. F. A. Cook, they
reached the place for which they start
ed. While they did not pause-to make
any extended observations on the way
they rely, upon their presence In Rock
Island to carry their case for them
when they submit their claims to the
University of Copenhagen.
The river closed at Muscatine yester
day morning. The cutting of ice on
the slough there has been started, the
hirkness being eight inches.
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For Draakeooe!, Optan,
Uier Drat Usinr,
tke Tobacco Habit
At Itartlett Hros. "Tea and Coffee
House, 1818-1820 Third Avenue.
Beautiful hand painted plate or set
of toy dishes -with $1 worth of tea,
coffee, spices or extract this week only.
The peculiar properties of Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy have been thor
oughly tested during epidemics of in
fluenza, and when , it was taken In
time we have not heard of a single
case of pneumonia. Sold by all druggists.
Taft's Oversight in Appoint
ments Peeves Junior Sena
tor From Illinois.
WEAR A FIRST CLASS ROW
President Also Takes Pains to Turn
Down a Roosevelt Favorite
and Please Cannon.
Washington, D. C, Dec. 21. The
senate today confirmed the nomination
of former Secretary of State Robert
Bacon to be ambassador to France.
Washington, D. C, Dec. 21. The ad
ministration offered last night to with
draw the reappointment of District At
torneys William A. Northcott and Wil
liam E. Trautmann and United States
Marshal P. C. Hitch, all of Illinois, in
order to smooth over the row precipi
tated by the -action of President Taft
in sending their nominations to the sen
ate without the express approval of
both Illinois senators. After, considera
tion Senator Cullom and Senator Lori
raer stated that they would not insist
on such action and the final announce
ment from the department of justice
was that the nominations would not be
For a time it looked as If there was
going to be a first class falling out
between the president and the two sen
ators and between Senator Cullom and
Senator Ixrimer themselves. Senator
Cullom has been consulted to some ex
tent by the president, but Senator Lor
imer had not been consulted at all.
Hottmt I'olitioinn in Town.
Altogether, Senator Liorimer was
about the hottest politician in these
parts last night. He has not seen the
president since he came to Washing
ton, although lie has gone to the White
house repeatedly, the last time being
tills morning, when he was turned
clown in an attempt to reach the chief
executive on a matter of Illinois pat
ronage. Lorimer has been ignored by the
president not only with reference to
the appointments that went in yester
day, but with reference to all the Illi
nois nominations. He felt particularly
chagrined over the failure of the pres
ident to ask his advice on the tilling
of the district judgeship In
Chicago, and it is largely because of
the opposition of Ixirimer that the
nomination of Judge Carpt-nter for this
place is being held up in the senate
now. Although the senate confirmed
Judge, Ivtirton for the supreme court,
the nomination of Carpenter still is ly
ing in the judiciary committee, io
which it went at the same time as
Where Itoonevelt Fnvoriie CJot I.
Washington, Dec. 21. Considera
ble interest attached to the nomina
tion sent to the senate yesterday by
President Taft of Charles P. Hitch
oi Paris, 111., to be United States
marshal for the eastern district of
that state. It has been current gos
sip for some time at the White house
that Roosevelt, before leaving office,
had selected this place as a reward
for James Sloan, Jr., a Danville, III.,
secret service man who always ac
companied him in his travels through
the country, who swani creeks with
him In dead of winter, climbed preci
pices and participated in all the
strenuous outdoor doings of the last
administration. Sloan had been on
duty with Taft since the latter's in
auguration and it was not until a
few days ago that It became under
stood he had decided not to appoint
Sloan. Speaker Cannon, whose
home is at Danville, was one of
Sloan's opponents, and urged the ap
pointment of Hitch, who has held the
Good Company For Yoir
The articles we've listed below will make your Christmas
Turkey "puff up with pride" in the 3electness of the com
pany he keeps. There is a genuine Holiday Quality in
every article in this list. Make it a point to do your shep
ping tomorrow morning if you can't come this evenir.j.'
The sooner you do it the more certain you'll be to have
everything you want ju3t as you want it.
Mammoth White Asparagus,
extremely tender and delicious.
In large cans packed by Libby.
a can 50c
Salted Almonds and Pecans in
tin boxes. Fine and freh, at
the box 25c
Our special blend coffee the
most popular medium priced
coffee sold in the city. 4 lbs.
for $1, or the lb 26c
Pumpkin, the best quality Cus
tard Pumpkin in number 3 size
cans, at the can 15c
Eating Apples, all the best
varieties from the orchards of
Colorado, Oregon and Wash
ington by the box or by the
dozen at low prices.
Durkasco Coffee, a blend of
the choicest selections of well
matured, full flavored aromatic
coffees, always uniform In qual
ity and flavor. We always rec
ommend it to our most partic
ular trade. Try some for
Sage Cream Cheese, at, the
Washed Figs, a very nice qual
ity, plump and meaty, in pound
boxes, the box 25c
Stuffed F.ird Dates and Stuffed
Washed Figs, in boxes, at 35c
French Process Prunes. A
choice and healthful article, at
the can 35c
Crystallized Ginger, fresh, and
quality 20c and 35c
Figs In Maraschino. A great
delicacy In bottles, two sizes,
30c and 65c
Jar Olives, very One, from lv
Skinless Figs, in Jars,
Oranges from Indian River,
big golden fruit, wweet and
Juicy, by the dozen 30c
Tangerines, the dozen. ... 35c
Grape Fruit, thin skinned.
Juicy and extra choice, each,
7c, 10c and 12VaC
Almeria Grapes, big. luscious,
white grapes In splendid clus
ters, the pound, 20c and..25o
Mixed Nuts, fresh and sound,
the lb. 20c or 5 lbs. at. . . 95c
Hawaiian Sliced and Grated
Pineapple, In large cans, a su
perb quality, canned on the
plantation, the can 30c
Plum Pudding, rich and deli
cious, each In a sealed tin. 1
all sizes at 15c, 25c and.. 50c
Blueberries, best quality, in 2-
Ib. size cans at 15c
Poultry Seasonings, contains
the best Ingredients for the
turkey stuffings, the box.. 10c
Shelled Nut Meats. Pecans,
walnuts, peanuts, almonds and
pistachios, the lb. 50c to 80c
Shelled Popcorn, guaranteed to
pop, the lb 5c
Sweet Pickled Peaches In oval,
bailed Jars, packed by Curtis
Bros., each $1.00
H. R. Battles & Co.
Teas, Coffees and Groceries.
1806 Second Avenue. Rock Island
office for 20 years. Senator Cullom,
it is said, also favored Hitch.
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William Hogan Durant
Miss Emma Moeller Moline
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Miss Myrtle Elsberry Mario.i
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