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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
MONDAY, MAY 30. 1910.
A VALUED CITIZEN
Thomas F. LaVelle Expires Af
ter Illness of a
RISE IN BUSINESS WORLD
Physical Breakdown Cornea Just Af
ter Enlargement of Store Quar
ters Burial Tomorrow.
The funeral of Thomas P. LaVelle,
919 Seventeenth street, will be held
tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock from
St. Joseph's church. Dean J. J. Qulnn
elating. Burial will be In Cal
. vary cemetery. Allouez council 658,
Knights of Columbus, in which Mr.
LaVelle was prominent, having been
a charter member and Intimately
connected with it ever since its for
mation, wll participate as a body.
Mr. LaVelle passed away at 12:25
Sunday morning after having suffer
ed nearly a year. His sorrowing
family were with him at the end,
which came most peacefully. He
was born Aug. 12, 184, at Nashville,
Tenn. When still a lad his parents
came north to Port Byron, where he
attended the public school. For
three years after his graduation, he
, was employed as clerk in the general
store at Port "Byron and there receiv
ed his early training in the mercan
tile business in which he later made
such a success.
Enters BmtnrM In 1894.
Twenty-one years ago Mr. LaVelle
came to this city in company with the
remainder of his family, and after
working for a year at the London
clothing store as a clerk, he changed
to the M. & K. store, where he re
mained four years. In 1894 he en
tered Into partnership with E. J.
Sommers and they conducted a men's
furnishing business where the Rock
'' Island hardware store is now located.
The partners were most successful
during the 11 years they were to
gether in the business. In 1905 they
dissolved and Mr. LaVelle became
sole proprietor. His personality
kept the business increasing all the
time and it was only about two years
ago that he changed quarters so
that he would have a corner and a
tore of which he could well be
proud. Then came sickness. Bow
ever, and he had to give up his large
business and it was subsequently
acquired by Sexton brothers.
The marriage of Mr. LaVelle with
Miss Rose Sommers, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Peter Sommers of this city,
took place in 1893. Mrs. LaVelle
and four children survive Mr. La
Velle. The children are Leo, Helen,
Grace and Thomas.
Mr. LaVelle was a brother of the
fate J. J. LaVelle, for many years
identified with The Argue, and who
at the time of his untimely passing,
was business maHager of the publica
tion. He was among the best
known and most popular cit- j
Izens of Rock Island. Of a sun- i
ny nature, his uniform courtesy won
for him a warm spot in the hearts
of all who knew him, and his death
has occasioned genuine sadness.
T. F. LA VELLE
. Rok Island,. Illinois.
Rock Island, Illinois.
Rock Island, Illinois.
Rock Island, Illinois.
Rock Island, Illinois.
. . 1
Former Rock Island Business Man
Who Passed Away Saturday
FIRST TRAIN ON
R. I. SOUTHERN
Monmouth, 111., May 30. (Special.)
A Rock Island Southern engine pull
ing a C., B. & Q. coach, the first train
over the line, left here at 10 a. m. to
day for the run to Rock Island. On
board were about a hundred Monmouth
citizens, together with officers of the
road and representatives of Rock Isl
and. Moline and Davenport newspapers.
Pinchot In New York.
New York. May 30. Gifford Pinchot,
former forester, arrived on the steamer
Arabic, late last night, but did not
reach the dock until this morning.
"He i loves me not," the daisy said,
When Elsie sought to pluck
An answer from it, leaf by leaf,
Of ill or happy luck.
4'He loves me not," the daisy said,
"When all its leaves were dried,
And Elsie smiled at Fate because
She knew the daisy lied.
. Success mamagine.
Kerler & Co. make rugs.
Buy a home of Reldy Bros.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
See A. L. Bruner for piano tuning.
For bus and express. Spencer & Trefz.
LaVanway buys and sells every
thing. Telephone, west 247.
Let William Johnson do your tin and
furnace work. 1316 Thirl avenue.
H. T. Siemon wants your tin and
furnace work. 1526-152S Fourth ave-
NOBODY EVER GOT
anything for nothing. If he
thought so at the time, he woke
up later on.
When we sell yon
clothes tailored to your ,
order, you are getting
the best on earth for the
If yon pay more It Is too much ;
if you pay less, you'll be sor
ry. Let us "tailor" you at an
10OO Second Avenue,
t i - Old Phono 716-1- .' .
D. A. K. Meeting.
Fort Armstrong chapter, jjaugh
ters of the American Revolution,
held the last meeting for this sea
son Saturday afternoon at the home
of Mrs. A. H. McCandless, 903 Twen
ty-third street. The meeting was an
open one and no formal program was
given. Mrs. McCandless served
Musical Club Annual Meeting.
The annual business meeting, of
the Rock Island Musical club will
be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30
at Odd Fellows hall, the meeting
for active members only. The an
nual election of officers will take
place, reports of the chairmen of
committees will be heard and plans
formulated for the coming year. The
chorus rehearsals for the year have
Woodmen Circle Meeting.
The officers of Walnut Grove 27,
Woodmen circle, will meet tomorrow
afternoon at the home of Mrs. Frank
Down, 1307 Fourth avenue.
Methodist Ladies' Aid.
The Ladies' Aid society of the
First Methodist church will meet Fri
day afternoon with Mrs. C. L. Lutes,
1816 Third avenue.
Celebrate Wedding Anniversary.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Borell, 505
Twelfth avenue, celebrated their sev
enth wedding anniversary, Saturday
evening. A two-course supper was
served, covers being laid for 35. The
evening was spent with music and
games, prizes going to Mrs. E. Heln,
Mrs. R. C. Beck, Mrs. O'Neill, J. Par
ker, O. Parker and Mrs. P. Peter
sen. The host and hostess received
many beautiful gifts.
Rheumatism Cured In Th-ee Days.
N. B. Langley, Madison, Wis., says:
"I was almost helpless with rheuma
tism for about fivs months. Had It in
my neck eo I could not turn my head.
and all through my body. I tried three
'sioctoas and many remedies without
any ettf whatever until I procured
Dr. Detchon's Relief for Rheumatism.
In a few hours the pain wag relieved
and in three days the rheumatism was
completely cured and I was at work."
Sold by Otto Grotjan, 1501 Second
avenue, Hock Island; Gust Schlegel
& Son. 220 West Second street. Daven-
Unusual.'-'Bargains for Tuesday and' Wedimesday
UnUSlial Most everyone needs a coat of ths sort
Bargains whether you travel, own an auto, or stay at home
in' Coats and go to the Tower or on the ver. cxcursion-
, Long Coats of fine serge, of silk or of Rajah or
JJJ" t. Pongee, not only stylish but most useful on cool
1 raVellllg ish summer days and evenings.
Autoing You'll find Unusual Values at the prices.
etC. $9.50, $14.50 and $17.75
Going Away? Staying at Home? In either case
help yourself to one of these unusual suits. All
this season's models depend on that Tailor made
suits, trimmed suits, made of mannish worsteds,
wide wales, French serges, checks, etc.
Values up to $30. Tuesday and Wednesday
two days $15.00
Unusual Right in Season Dresses you want at once
UIIUSU d cannot afford to make at the prices. Chil-
bargainS dren's 'and misses' dresses of Chambray, Percale,
jj Gingham, Galatea, etc, made in dainty and fctch-
niluren S yery attractive at these prices,
Dresses $1, $i.75t and $2.75
Second Floor, neat the elevator. We mention
location first, so you'll not ' fail to find these
waists, for they are, -beyond doubt, Unusual.
Bargain 1 Lingerie waists of mull and lawn
with fine laces and embroidery', tailored waists of
linene with inch pleats, Gibson effects You'll be
glad vou saw these at $1.25.
Bargain 2 Beautiful waists of mull and lawn,
trimmed with baby Irish, VaL, Irish Cluny, Mech
lin and other popular laces also waists made of
the new eyelet embroidery ; values unusual at
"Give us something way out of the ordinary,"
we said to the belt section. Here they are
Four lots of Belts 19c, 44c, 67c and. 95c. Pat
ent leather belts, handsome silk belts, elastic
belts, leather belts, embroidered wash, belts, cloth
of gold belts, Persian belts, chanteder belts, all
kinds of belts, in fact values up to $2.50, in four
dandy lots, 19c, 44c, 67c, 95c
Recent purchase at almost our own prices
enable us to disregard the heavy advances and
quote you these low prices on fine quality hair
goods. 18-inch switches, wavy fluffy hair, $1.00.
28-inch switches, extra large and full, worth all
of $8.50, this once, $5.00.
Natural cluster puffs, real hair, 90.
Handsome cluster puffs, worth $4.00, at $2.50.
A limited quantity of $5 cluster puffs at $325
Many other like values in this -sale.
Trunks and Bags-Unusual Value
1 jt "
The offerings included In this big
collection of trunks and bags are un
doubtedly the strongest values we havo
ever shown and we say that advised
ly. Only the best, reliable makes
no seconds nothing but superior ma
terials and workmanship. This sals-is
Bound with wear resisting sheet Iron, has leather straps and heavy brassed
hardware, neatly fitted Inside, priced according to size from 9
14.00 to 9?JJd
Large, Conveniently Arranged Trunks
Covered with heavy k and solidly bound with angle steel, have heavy
bumpers and hinged tray with hat box. Unusual value QQ "7E
for f:15 to J01 J
Trunks Covered witn Slack Enameled
Solidly made and reinforced with heavy angle steel and bumpers. You usually
pay fancy prices for these, but can buy the large sizes here at CJQ 71Z
$9.25 to I tJ
Ask to see the high class trunks special values 43 T
13.25, S14 50 nd i O
Bound with vulcanized fibre, edges and center, heay sheet Iron bottom, brass
hardware, regular wear resister triwiK, gQ ftff
priced $6.75 to .-. ..-. &0dO
Stands for excellence in trunks. We are the agepts for this famous trunk
with Its 6 year insurance feature. JH sizes. Light but strong, and Just the
thing for travel.
What is the meaning
of "Old Meadow
Bleach?" It's a "trade
mark" of the oldest and
most famous linen maker of
the Antrim hills of Ireland.
It means the finest linen
yarns, handled with marvel
ous care and skill in every
process from flax field to
bleachery, it means exact
ness of weaving and finish.
It means intrinsic merit .and
PLAIN WHITE LINENS,
smooth and regular, 36 inches
wide, per yard, 35c, 45c, 50c,
f8 - 45 inches wide at 62c,
The best that can be produc
ed for tailored -suits and cos
tumes. THERE ARE ALSO SOLID
COLORED LINENS in 27 and
36 inches width. 25c, 39c and
48c THE YARD. Extra heavy
natural flax-color tn the coarse,
irregular crash weave. 86 inches
wide at 25c, 30c and 38c. Flax
color pure linen, 27 Inches wide,
finer weave, yard," 20c. Dress
makers are not all quite so busy
just now. A good time to have
your dressmaking done.
The Book Department
has moved to Its new and en
larged space in the Second ave
nue store, second floor. Just In
time to be particularly helpful
to those looking for gifts for the
graduates scan this list better
still, spend a little time In the
Variety and beauty of design
make this gift book section par
ticularly useful. The many
books illustrated by famous au
thors, the books for the graduate
recollections, the souvenir edi
tions, the DeLuxe sets of famous
authors, all at those moderate
prices which have made this de
partmnet so famous and will
help wonderfully with the gift
SANDS OF WO
SETS, and to
them we need
not talk, as ery
few Indeed who
have ever worn
Lady will want
to change for
any other make.
We have been
selling age nts
here for many
years. Dortag all
these years we
have let the
corset do most
of its own adver
tising; In other
words It sells it
self with but little pushing. That's why this will be such good news to many
women who now wear or will wear the American Lady corsets. We show ev
ery good style of American Lady corsets from 1.00 to $5.00. Fit, style and
material fully guaranteed. - -
Here's the Good News-
All this week a hand-back of 50c will be given on every
American Lady Corset sold above $1.00
You'd pick up a 60c piece If you saw It lying on the sidewalk, wouldn't you?
Well, this is Just the same as finding money, only It's yours to keep- No bet
ter corsets 'made, no stronger guarantee can be given and In addition we
hand you back 50c with each corset all this week.
I " '
Graduation and Wedding Gifts
of Sterling Silver
Custom has set the seal of approval on the giving of silver
wedding and graduation gifts and each season adds something
more of beauty, charm and variety, now that the gifts for the
graduates are mostly arranged for, the June brides must be
thought of nothing more appropriate or appreciated than sil-
A New Jjine or
in our jewelry section. A magnifi
cent new line of sterling deposit
ware for the bridal season. Just
placed on the market marmalades,
compotes, lemonades, sherbet sets,
sandwich plates, candle sticks,
plaques, tankards, sugar and cream
sets, water sets, vases, oil cruets,
Cologne bottles. Caraff sets, Jugs,
liquor sets, etc., etc. This line of
tableware Is distinctive In style,
original and refined in design, rich
and artistic, yet so moderate in
price as to insure a suitable gift for
the most modest cost. Admiration
makes the sales. Satisfaction makes
you tell your friends of this, the
Jnrt, product of the silversmith's
ar d skill. $1.25 to S15.00.
AND ARTISTIC GOLD AND GOLD
FILLED JEWELRY are here dis
played in fascinating array.
THE NEW FRENCH OVAL LOCK
ET on a 42 inch chain, the fad of
the season from 4 to 15
BEAUTIFUL AND ARTISTIC PEN
DANTS, MESH BAGS, White stone
hat pins, spike effects tn green and
rose color, from 50 to 85 OO
A CHOICE SELECTION OF "GEN
UINE" CLOISONNE JEWELRY,
beautifully enameled in natural col
ors, from 5O4 to S5 OO
PLATENOID LAVALIERES. guar
anteed not to discolor, set with
white crystals rivaling the real dia
monds, from S4 to SIO
COLLAR PINS, green, antique and
rose color, round and long bar ef
fects, set with baroque pearls, at
75 82 00
Silver Mesh Bag
as a Graduation
UNEQUALED VALUES are repre
sen ted In our silver mesh bags.
Quality for quality, price for prloe,
they are not matched or matchable
elsewhere. You can demonstrate
this by Intelligent comparison.
We always aim to give the best val
ue know how and really do In
our Exclusive Jewelry Sect ten. All
widths from l'-4 to 10 Inches, and
prices from $130 to S20 00
Suit Cases and Sags
of brown vellum, with sole
leather corners and solid,
round leather handles, only
COWHIDE SUIT CASES, inside straps. brass locks,
special at S4 OO
OXFORD BAGS of real leather, alligator grain, best size, S3 18
OXFORD BAGS of solid calf skin, leather lined and leather covered frame,
inside pockets. This is a bang up value at ?7.50 in this sale, two prices for
the different sizes $5-25 and 4 67-
A limited quantity of Genuine KIOTO MATTING
make and finish, usually $2.00, this once, 81-1&
SUIT CASES, extra
American Cut Glass
A May sale of fine cut glass
that will enable wedding gift
buyers to make splection from
the largest asRortmnt we have
ever shown at unusually attrac
tive prices .
AMERICAN CUT GLASS,
footed fern dishes, complete
with heavy silver plated lin
ing, ned design. 84.50.
GENUINE CUT GLASS
BOWLS, 8-inch size, hobstar er
sunburst design specially pric
ed at S2.G5.
FINE CUT GLASS cream and
sugar sets. regular $5,00
6-INCH fine cut glass bud
vases, assorted deslpms, 3J).
Slljr Wtth in tlt Qltty (EljHrrfjfls
First Methodist. .Prayer service
Wednesday evening conducted by Rev,
W. R. "Wiley.
Thursday afternoon the Women's
Home Missionary society will meet
with Mrs. S. E. Mattison. .1137 Twen
tieth street, and Mrs. Edward Spencer,
a charter members of the society, will
The Ladles' Aid society will meet
Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs.
C. I Lutes, 1810 Third avenue.
Saturday evening there will be the
usual choir practice.
- First Baptist Church. Covenant
meeting Wednesday evening.
Ladles' Aid society meets Friday
afternoon at the church parlors for
Broadway Presbyterian Meeting of
the board of trustees at 7 o'clock Tues
day evening at the church.
Prayer service Wednesday evening
The Ladles' Aid society will meet
Friday afternoon at 2:30 at the home
of Mrs. Frank Harrington, 1101 Twenty-first
South Park Presbyterian. Junior
meeting at 4 "o'clock Tuesday afternoon.
Prayer service Tuesday evening
which will be followed by a short fare
well talk by Rev. W. S. Marquis.
Trinity Episcopal. The Women's
auxiliary will meet Tuesday afternoon
at 3 o'clock at the home of Mrs. F. B.
Hawes, 715 Seventeenth street.
Trinity guild will meet at the home
of Mrs. H. P. Custer, 1917 Sixth ave
nue, at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon.
The regular monthly meeting of the
vestry will be held at 8 o'clock Wed
There will be no Friday evening
service this week.
Next Sunday the regular service
at 10:45 a. m. but not the early service
Spencer Memorial, Bible study will
be held Tuesday evening.
rhe Ladies Aid society Thursday
afternoon, June 2, will have Its month
Ji.coffee at the home of Mrs, Lawrence
Elhl, 1124 Thirty-clshth street.
There will be prayer service Thurs
Grace English Lutheran. The En
dowment Fund society win meet at
2:30 Wednesday afternoon at the
home of Miss Josephine Peetz, C2S
Regular Wednesday evening service
at 8 o'clock.
First Swedish Lutheran. The ladies
of the congregation will meet at the
church Wednesday morning.'
Prayer service at the school house
The Young People's society will meet
at the church Thursday evening at 8
The choir will meet Friday evening
at 8 o'clock at the school bouse.
Rev. t. H. Sherwood .AMrees High
School (ra!tiatinft IIana.
At Trinity Episcopal church last ev
ening the members of the 1910 Rock
Island high school graduating class
heard a helpful baccalaureate sermon
preached by Rev. G. II. Sherwood.
Bowlby In Harper House Orchestra.
Earl Bowlby, who is home from Chi
cago for the summer, has taken the
position of pianist In the Harper house
A touch of rheumatism, or a twinge
of -neuralgia, whatever the trouble Is.
Chamberlain's Lin Went drives away
the pain at once and cures the com
plaint quickly. First application gives
relief. Sold by all druggisu.