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THE ROCK ISL'AND ARGUS, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1909.
Retail Dealer Notified of an
Advance of Ten Per cent
MATERIALS? COSTING MORE
teg on Bogs and Stoves
Local furniture dealers have received
notice of Increases of from 10 to 12
per cent toprices of all lines of furni
ture, effective at once. The notices
are coming in to dealers dally, and are
from all jfhe manufacturers. It Is not
the movement of any one factory, but
apparently an action of all manufac
turers, taken individually, to remedy
prices tpat are said to be too low to
allow a' margin of profit under present
costs of raw materials and costs of
The Davls-Blrely Table company,
largest manufacturers of parlor and
library tables in the world, at Shelby
ville, Ind., Is forwarding postal notices
to all its dealers under date of Dec. 10,
headed "special notice to the trade,"
reading as follows:
Coata Are Increaalnar.
"Gentlemen: On account of the in
creased cost of manufacting we are
compelled to withdraw all prices and
make an average advance of 10 per
cent, to take immediate effect."
This is a sample of the notice that
Is being received, all other manufac
turers writing on practically the same
lines. Some note that the x increases
are to be effective Jan. 1, 1910, but
these manufacturers are not accepting
orders till after the first of the new
year. Consequently, their advances
might as well be listed to take effect
at this time.
Will Affect Retail Price.
"What we would like to know." said
or.o Rock Island dealer today in a dis
j cussicn of the advances, "Is where the
additional money whic'vwe are requir-
ed to pay is going to the manufactur- !
ers or to the producers of raw mater-!
"We cannot expect to charge custom
ers more for certain lines that they
fcave been buying, than they paid in the
past, without a protest. Stock now on
hand, purchased by us before the ad
vance, will be retailed at present prices,
but there is no question but that an ad
vance In retail prices will follow our j
orders for new goods. We can make
r.o protest against an advance ordered
by the manufacturers; to advance ;
prices to the consumers will be a more ;
difficult matter." i
Kuan ami Storm Up. Too. j
Rugs and stoves will be increased in
FEN OE R. C O.
Open Every Eyening Till Christmas
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erything. Our Xmas special
Never too Busy to
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DON'T FORGET YOUR CANDLE COUPONS THEY ARE
Just the thing to make your
wife happy a useful and ever
lasting present. Buy it the easy
way if you wish. Regular $20
value, on sale this Q'Q Q f
.week, only for $lJit)
Terms: $1X0 Weekly.
GOOD FOR CUT GLASS MAKES A FINE PRESENT
Children's Reed Rockers
!3 off this week only
A PLEASURE TO SHOW GOODS
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DON'T GIVE UP.
Discouraged Citizens Will Find Com
fort in the Experience of a
ICock Island Man.
Experience is the modern instructor.
Profit by the experience of others.
It may save your life.
The experience of friends and neigh
bors, The testimony of Rock Island people
Will bring renewed encouragement.
Here Is a case in point:
. A. G. Fider, retired, 1110 Third ave
nue, Rock Island, 111., says: "From my
experience with Doan's Kidney Pills, I
do not hesitate to endorse them to any
one suffering from kidney trouble. My
back bothered me a great deal, and
there were acute pains across my kid
neys that made it very hard for me to
stoop. Other difficulties led me to be
Jieve that my kidneys were affected,
(Aid reading about Doan's Kidney Pills,
I was led to get a supply at the Harper
House pharmacy. They gave me prompt
relief, aDd thus convinced me of their
For sale by all dealers. Price, 50
cents. Foster-Milburn Company, Buf
falo, New York, sole agents for t1"
cost, according to intimations of the
wholesalers cf these linos. One of the
largest rug manufacturing houses iu
! the country advises a local dealer to
be prepared for an advance of $1 on
! large rugs, wholesale, within the near
I ! 1: !i
Deaf Guests at Hotels.
"To w;,.Uoi! a do:if person who wishes
to be culled at a certain, time iu the
raerning is about the hardest proposi
tion a hotel clerk runs up a:iinst."
said u nieinler of that fraternity "To
ring the telephone Is useless, because
the man can't hear. Knocking for tho
same reason is futile. Now and theu
a gnest who iias lost his heariug sug
gests that he leave his door open, so
we can walk right in and shake him,
but there are so many chances of
somebody less guileless than ourselves
walking in ahead of us thnt we can't
consent to that simple expedient. It
seems to me that the man who cau
patent a device for waking the deaf is
sure of fame and fortune, not to men
tion the gratitude of the brotherhood
of hotel clerks." New York Globe.
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take no other.
name Doan's and
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Make Your Christmas a Merry One
Old Santa Claus jalls but once a year. Don't bar the door to
keep him out because things have not gone well with you finan
cially. The good wife and children may need a lot of little winter
things some warm clothing, shoes for the boys and girls and a few
toys for the little one. MAKE UP YOUR MIND TO GIVE THEM
A REAL OLD FASHIONED HOLIDAY
It's in your power to do it. Because you are short of money is
no earthly reason your holiday should be gloomy. WE'RE READY
TO ACT AS YOUR BANKERS.
When business houses need money they don't hesi
tate to ask their bankers. Why should you the de
serving individual not accept the same privilege?
We'll loan you money on your furniture, piano, horses, wagons,
etc., and make terms to suit your owiv particular requirements.
Every transaction is straight-forward and confidential. . Call and see ,
us talk over your needs make a happy Christmas for the deserv
ing wife and little ones. Make up your mind today. If youjre tod
busy to call, we'll gladly send our representative to you. Phone or
write the most convenient time, t
OPEN EVENINGS UNTIL CHRISTMAS
Second avenue and Sixteenth atreet.
GRAM) OPEIIA HOISE. DAVENPORT.
Dec. 21 Tim Murphy In "Cupid and
Eighteenth atreet, between First aad
Second avenue. Vaudeville at 3, 8 and
PEDPLElS NATIONAL X3AHKBLD&, ROOM 411
rnUfll, WEST U2 NEW5109.
OPEN WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS
Second avenue, east of Nineteenth
atreet. Vaudeville at 3, S and 9il5 p. m.
Murphy This Evening. Tim Murphy
is to be seen-at the Grand, Davenport,
this evening, presenting hls'new play.
"Cupid and the Dollar." The company
surrounding the popular comedian Is
headed by delightful Dorothy onerrod,
and includes a long list of well known
players. The productions are on this
artists usual scale of completeness,
and includes for the ladies the sample
gowns made by Gaston et flls of Paris
for their recent London exhibition.
Mr. Murphy's roles are ones of glee
ful unction, appealing to the, man of
sense and his sense of fun, based on
every-day human nature, such as fur
nished Jefferson, Raymond and Good
win their best types, as well as all
that sparkling humor which distin
guishes this artist In his performances
whenever a dramatist is inspired with
the real human touch.
The passing of Jefferson, Sol Smith
Russell and John T. Raymond and the
retirement of Nat Goodwin leaves Tim
Murphy as the solitary exponent of the
quaint, homely American character.
He plays men of the soil. There are
skilled portrayers of the Impudent ex
otics of the city streets and of the
artificial creatures of snobdom, but they
are not more native to America than to
any large European city. The types
that Mr. Murphy discloses are unmis
takably and exclusively American. Al
ways unique and individual on our
stage, they are now more rare than
ever because there is no other artist
on the stage with this artist's genre
Poor Christmas Week. It is to be a
dull Chrlstjtias week in theatrical
circles in Rock Island; that Is,
taking into consideration the quality
of entertainment that is to be served
local patrons. The Illinois Is to be dark
with the exception of Christmas day,
when a burlesque attraction is to be
the offering. However, after the first
of the year, as stated in The Argus of
last evening, there is promise of a re
sumption of booking relations witll
Klaw & Erlanger, in which event the
home house will again be serving the
better things in plays and musical
shows. The Elite has passed from
vaudeville to stock, while the Family
appears to have been handed a lemon
in its currvt bill. Jewell's Manikins,
which is featured, is good entertain
ment for children. Allen Wightman, a
clay modeler, is skillful, but slow, but
whatever degree of pleasure one might
get out of these two turns Is spoiled
by an alleged playlett styled "Happy,"
presented by a team programed as
Byrd & Vance. For the first few min
utes these performers are on the stage
the auditor suspects they are leading
him into a burlesque, but as the "play
lett' progresses he discovers that they
really aro serious. It is undoubtedly
one of the most amateurish turns ever
perpetrated in a Rock Island theatre
by a pair of reputed professionals. It
is too cheap even to be funny.
Relne Davies Heads Bill. For tha
week that Is composed of the old year
and the first of the new the Majestic
theatre, Chicago, has provided a pro
gram quite in keeping with the occa
sion. Reine Davies, the comedienne
beautiful, who is considered one of the
most charming women on the stage,
will headline the bill. She has select
ed a number of favorite songs, and as
a special feature will recite the poem
which stirred the world, "The Woman
with the Serpent's Tongue." by Wil
liam Watson. Madame Maurlcia Mor
lchlni the famous coloraturo soprano
of Manhattan Grand Opera company
of New York, will make her exclusive
vaudeville' appearance in Chicago at
the Majestic. She was engaged to cre
ate important roles in "Tales of Hoff
man" and in "Faust" during the cur
rent New Year season, and her success
is well known to all who have follow
ed the grand opera season in New
York. George Sutton, the billiard
champion, whose name is known all
over the world, will give a remarkable
exhibition of his skill. Illustrating how
he makes some of his celebrated plays.
Pretty Janet Priest, "the dainty little
musical comedy star, and her 10 Hol
land Hcinies, will figure in a melange
of mirth and melody. Raymond and
Caverly, two of the funniest German
comedians on the stage, and who are
thought by many to be the equal of
the famous team of Rogers brothers,
will give their latest funnyisms. Ros
ario Guerrero, the famous Spanish
dancer, assisted by Signor L.. Paglieri,
will be seen In the latest pantomime,
"The Rose and the Dagger." Senorita
Guerrero is one of the dancing beauties
from King Alfonso's country, and is a
great favorite with the thearegoers of
both Madrid and Paris. ' The Mc-
Gradys are Highlanders who present a
novelty that has never been seen in
vaudeville an exhibition of arrow 1
shooting in conjunction with an equil
ibristic act. Count De Butz. the clever :
comedy cyclist, and several others of .
note, will help usher in the New Year,
LITTLE STAGE PERSONALS.
Miss Maxine Elliott, although having
in New York a theatre bearing her own I
name, finds herself in a peculiar posi
tion for, despite the fact that she Is
anxious for a New York hearing for
her new play, "Deborah of Tods,"
Forles Robertson, who Is appearing at
the Elliott theatre in "The Passing of
the Third Floor Back." holds tho
"time" of that house, and there is no
indication that he will have to depart
on account of lack of patronage.
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All the news all the time
ARGUS. " '
Tuesday Evening, Dec. 21.
The Distinguish, d Comedian,
Mr. Tim Murphy
Man.igrme.nt of William A. I'.rady urul
( Loui V. AWrlm. Prentlng his
New Comedy juceii,
CUPID AND THE
(By Charles J'-rrrey.)
SrLEXDlil CAST. INTM'MXli DORO
An unusually e laborate Eenlc proda
tion; bo:iut if ul costumes.
rrii-en $1..",0, Jl, T'-c ;in.l 7,rr. S.-ats
Rock Island strict cits to theatre
You Can Select Christmas Gifts at
Corner Second and Brady Streets
With the Assurance that They Will Satisfy and Please
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These are gifts "Women appreciate more
. than all others.
No present Is more suitable for a girl or woman than a fur neck-piece, muff or set of furs. They are
gifts that meet with the keenest appreciation. It'a our wonderful largo variety at popular prices that
makes buying here satisfactory and pleasant.
Waists a Gift that Will Please Immensely
Our popular Waist section Just Insld the door la crowded with buyer theae days, selecting Christmas gift
from our large and varied atock of Waists. Here are thousands to select from and priced from $1 to 7.so.