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if HE ROCK iCD ARGUS
.MONDAY, JAXUAItY 3, 1910.
M. Mr ACQUIRE
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;BUUe cores Here and in Da-4
enport Pass to Local Con
STOCKS TO BE CLOSED OUT
Head of Retiring Company Will m4
tlnue With the Purchasing Con-
. Started in 1S01.
Announcement was made today of
tht. consummation of a transaction In
volving the absorption by the M. & K.
of the business of the Price Shoe com
pany, operating retail stores in Rock
Island and Davenport. The considera
tion is not given. The Rock Island
store is known to the miblic a the
Boston, although forming a part of the
rhe purchase affords additional proof
of the magnitude of the plans of the
M. & K., which Is soon to occupy the
Fries building, recently vacated by the
Young. & McCombs department store.
It is tia; purpose to close out the stocks
of both the Rock Island and Davenport
stores of the Price company.
Will Continue aa Manager.
G, A. Price, the head of the retiring
company, will continue to manage the
shoe business for the M. & K. com
pany, remaining with the latter com
pany indefinitely In that capacity.
Mr. Price will purchase the stock for
the M. & K. shoe department In the
new quarters and will have general
supervision of the installation and or
ganization of the business for that
company. With the exception of Mr.
Price, who disposes of all his holdings,
all other members of the Price firm
are to be given stock in the M. & K.
company and will continue with that
concern in the same capacities they
nne and Seventeenth street In 1900
the present Boston store location was
occupied. In 1901 George A. Price ac
quired the interest of the Price broth
ers in the business and the latter re
tired. In 1907 the Boston Shoe com
pany was organized, Mr. Price taking
Into the concern as stockholders sev
eral persons who had faithfully served
the 'firm as clerks. They were George
H. Schwencker, Harry C. Drlggs, Miss
Agnes Sexton and Miss Mary Mougin.
In 190S the Price Shoe company was
launched and Otto Schwencker was ad
mitted as a stockholder. In that year
the Davenport store was established,
and, like the Rocs, island store, has
been a big winner from the start.
Haa Made Good.
Mr. Price does not discuss his plans
beyond saying that for the present he
will continue in vharge of the business
of both stores heretofore controlled
by the company or wnich he was bead.
Mr. Price has been known through the
west as one of its most successful shoe
merchants. All of his friends will hope
sincerely that He may see his way
clear to continue his residence in the
community, where he is deservedly
STAY IN OFFICE
Heads of State Charitable In
stitutions, Including Wa
UNDER THE NEW REGIME
Board of Administration Which Took
Hold First of Tear, Adopts
Set of Roles.
R. H. DART FALLS
AND BREAKS WRIST
Ona Luidder Trying to Remove Snow
Prom the Roof of His
Roderick H. Dart met with a ser
ious accident Saturday afternoon j
while removing snow from the porch
roof at his home, 721 Twenty-second
street. He fell from a ladder and
broke his right wrist and severely
strained the entire right side of his
body. He is able to be out today,
however, and no permanent injury is
Mr. Dart was desirous of remov
ing snow which had collected on the
roof and which was in danger of
falling down on passers, lie secured
a ladder ami nlappd if asrainst the ;
now are serving the Price company. I porch and cllmbed to the top. The 1
rungs of the ladder were icy and his
The shoe department which the M. &
K. is to establish in connection with
Vhe enlarged store, heretofore deserib-
foot slipped on one of them while
he was working and he fell to the
e. win be one of the largest and most ground, a distance of 12 feet,
complete in the middle west. There; a physician was summoned and he
will be 3,000 square feet of selling j received immediate attention.
Fpace for this department alone. The i
fixtures will be original and elaborate.
The same stock and style standards
which were the foundation of the euc
ress of the Price stores will be main
lined. In Buainena Since 1S01.
The name of Price has been asso
ciated with the retail shoe business
rere since 1S91, when Price Bros. &
I Tn Cure a f.Qlrl in On Dav
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
Druggists refund money if it fails to j
cure. E. W. Grove's signature Is on j
each box. 25 cents. j
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is a i
very valuable medicine for throat 1
and lung troubles, quickly relieves i
and cures painful breathing and a 1
Co, opened a store in the Rock Island j dangerously sounding cough which I
house block. Later the firm moved indicates contested lungt. Sold by I
to the old Buford block, Second ave- ' all druggists. j
Springfield, 111.. Jan. 3. New rules
instituting a new departure in the gov
ernment of the charitable institutions
of the state have been officially adop
ted by the board of administration.
The rules have to do with the account
ability of state property belonging to
the respective institutions and the
board and constitute 28 separate sec
tions which hereafter will be respected.
Accountability and responsibility, ac
cording to the orders of the board,
which are issued after the fashion of
military orders, devolve upon any per
son employed by the state to whom
public property is intrusted. In order
to be relieved from such responsibility,
the employes must hold a memoran
dum receipt, properly drawn up, from
their successors, of special orders ls
Bued by the board.
Have Surveying Officer.
The rules provide also for a "survey
ing officer," embodied in an officer of
an institution, not interested In the use
of property which is about to be in
spected by him to ascertain whether it
is unsuitable for further service. He
is to be detailed by the managing of
fice on such duty and without addi
When 6tate property has been stolen
and the officer or employe responsible
therefor has failed to get possession of
it by ordinary means, the superintend
ent of the institution and president of
the board may offer a reward for the :
recovery, such reward not to exceed i
one-fourth of the value of the stolen
property, and in no case shall it ex
ceed $25. The reward is not to be
paid until the offender is apprehesded j
and convicted. !
All Are Reappointed. J
The board of administration, as its
first official act, reappointed the pres
ent superintendents of the 17 charita
ble institutions. The following super- '
intendents therefore retain their j
V. P. Po.'itata. Elgin hospital.
Frank P. Norbury, Kankakee hospi
tal. P. B. Carriel. Jacksonville hospital.
W. L. Athon, Anna hospital.
. W. E. Taylor, Watertown hospital.
George A. Zeller, Peoria hospital.
C. P. Henderson, Chester hospital.
P. G. Hardt, Lincoln school and col
ony. Charles P. Gillett, Jacksonville school
for the blind.
B. S. Reidle (acting). Chicago indus
trial home for the blind.
Captain William Somervtlle, Quincy
soldiers' and sailors' home.
Mrs. Flo Jamison Miller, Wilming
ton soldiers widows home of Illinois.
Major Richard N. McCauley, Normal
soldiers' orphans' home.
Charles T. Garrard, Chicago charita
ble eye and ear infirmary.
Mrs. Ophelia L. Amlgh, Geneva train
ing school for girls.
Colonel C. E. Adams, St. Charles
schoof for boys.
THE GARDEN OF THE YEARS.
'Tis but an idle fancy
Such as will some times gleam
Above the necromancy
That bids one sit and dream.
I count the years as roses
That bud and bloom and
And as each one uncloses
Another year is made.
They grow in one great garden
All patiently and slow
And Time, the faithful warden
Attends them as they grow.
I count tne years as roses
A petal for each day
To glow as it uncloses
And then be blown away.
The petals faint and wither.
The winds of winter run
To toss them there and hither,
And so the years is done.
And some are years to treasure,
And some to lose we're fain,
For some are sweet with pleasure
And some are thorned with pain.
But in the endless garden
The roses bud and blow
While Time, the faithful warden.
Attends them, all arow.
So may this New Year near you
Without a shade of gloom
And comfort yon and cheer you
As does a rose in bloom. '
Wilbur D. Nesbit.
Ix-af lard at Gilmore's.
Kerler & Co. weave rugs.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Trl-City Towel Supply company.
For bus and express. Spencer & Trefz.
LaVanway buys and sells every
thing.. Telephone W247.
Pictures and artistic picture framing
The Big RH&isicaB Comedy
JUa. 1 lgS a. At MA MM.
A Brand New Show With All New Scenery and Effects
Three Shows Daily . 3--8--9.15
to order. L. S. McCabe & Co.
Smokers have to call for Lewis' Sin
gle Binder cigar to get it.
Try Baker's laundry for fine work.
Old phone 237; new 5344.
M. Voss, coal dealer, will not give
trading stamps after today.
Let William Johnson do your tin and
furnace work. 1316 Third avenue.
H. T. Siemon wants your tin and
furnace work. 1526-1528 Fourth ave
nue. Try Mrs. Austin's buckwheat flour.
Makes dandy cakes, with the genuinfe
f avor. Ask your grocer.
For pure artesian water from Wood
men well, call old phone 492Y. II. F.
1-mp, 1329 Second avenue.
Good, old fashioned cakes are made
from Mrs. Austin's buckwheat flour.
Fresh goods now at your grocers.
McRobert Bros, livery, feed and
sales stable, 1611 Fourth avenue, hns
large bob sleds for sleighing parlies,
good sleighs and rigs of all kinds.
Health Commissioner Dr. Albert
N. Mueller has removed his office
from the Peoples National Bank
building to rooms 214-215 new Rob
Camp 309, M. W. A., and Mayflower
101, R. N. A., w ill hold a joint installa- ;
tion Jau. 5. Dancing after business j
session. Members and their families i
invited. Odd Fellow hall. i
NO JOY FOR
The Dawn of the New Year
Finds Peter Fogelberg Fight
ing1 Death Alone.
IS WOW IN THE HOSPITAL
Lying on the Floor in nis Own Home
Suffering from Pneumonia With
Xo One to Care for Him.
The dawn of New Year's day did not
bring happiness to everyone In the
city by any means. It was a most un
happy day for Peter Fogelberg. aged
"0. He lives at 2117 Fourth avenue,
where he conducts a little tailor shop
which furnishes him a very scant liv
ing. He lives all alone and rarely com
municates with his neighbors, po that
no one knew it when about two weeks
ago he became sick with pneumonia.
He could not work, and ought to have
had the constant attention of a physi
cian. He took care of himself as best
ho could for a time, and ttn-n some of j
Vt ! r tnkl rK Vrtio fMltl1 Mlf Mc ffrt - 1
.uti' t ii'.i,iii;uio iuuuu uui 1110 vun
man brought him an old couch and pre
pared it with bed clothes for h'm.
Mlaa Ramaer Nollflrd.
Saturday his condition was ei bad
that it was felt that something would
have to be done for him at once, and
accordingly Miss DIna Ramser was no
tified by the neighbors. Miss Rammer
Investigated at once and onlerod the
old man moved to St. Anthony'a hot
pital, where he is at present. The
aged man was close to death's door
when M!ss Ramser arrived, and be
will require the best of attention to
save his life, but he will receive It at
the expense of the county. As far aa
is known he has no relatives and he
is getting too old to help himself. Hal
it not been for the little kindnesses
shown him by the neighbors he would
probably have died before his case was
brought before the authorities.
Meeting of Ministers.
The regular Citing of the Minis
terial alliance held this morning
at 10:30 at the Y. M. C .A. chapel.
Rev. F. E. Shult conducted the devo
tional study and Rev. H. W. Reed read
a paper on "Christianity During the
First Four Centuries."
diiion and assisted him. He had no !
bd to lie on until a neighboring wo-1
Licensed to Wed.
Harry R. Vilber . ..Kennewick
Miss Mae S. Bowspr Drury
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Thousands of Pleased Customers Noted Our Big Ad. in Saturday's Paper.
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