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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
TIIfllSDAY, I-'EBItUAItV !, 1911.
JO LINE BROUGHT
St. Louis Predicts Streckfus
Purchase Means More Gin
ger in Business.
HAS VALUABLE TERMINALS
charged with trespassing in th local
yards of the Rock Island road, were
before Justice V. H. Wells last eve
ning. They plead guilty to disorder
ly conduct and each was fined $1 costs.
NOT A CANDIDATE
W. Valentine Puts His Sus
picions and Imaginative
Old Management Regarded as Hav
ing Been Too Conservative for
Its Own Interest.
THEN AND NOW.
I used to think, when 1 was twenty-I jg fJQ-- SEEKING TROUBLE
A fypay's life would be the greatest j
fun. i Doires to Live In Peace With Fel-
I thought I d like to wander In the sun j Jows mnd fop Thjlt p,,
From its Erst ray until tne aay was
I preferred a
Keeps Out of Race.
Rock Island. Feb. 8. Editor The
i Argus. If you will kindly publish the
The following Is taken from the St.
The Streckfus Steamboat company
of Rock Island has bought the Dia-
mond Jo line.
This line is regarded locally with
peculiar affection; for it is the only
regular line of boats running out of
St. Louis to the limit of navigation
on any of the four great rivers trib
utary to this point. This fact, the
further fact that it has been in the
market for months, and the amount of
the consideration 200,nro moves us
to mild wonder that it went to a Rock
Island purchaser and not to one from
In the matter of the price, the line.
In the words of Pilot Davy Tipton, in
re to the 25-cent cigar, is cer
tainly "wuth it" Neither the St.
Paul nor the Quinry could be built
new for ls than $55,000. The uin-
cv'g hull was completely renewed art- ;
er her accident of four years ago: j
in first-class physical i
LU'LII I r v-J v ... -- - . . .
. -, 1 ; V. 1 .llnvnn io f rr fe- i 1 ne
conaiuou. a huct ai .... .
preciation would make the two worth
riKTKEX E..rI"iS PLATES.
This leaves only $130,000 for two
other boats, both in good repair we
are under the impression that the Du- j
buque aifio has a new hull a large Ana
steel barge, a larg boatyard which ,
a nrnfi. table business, and some . Hon
16 Sanding places, most of them pro
vided with warehouses. In Rock Is
land the company has a very valuable
terminal property: the same thing is
true at Dubuque. Its wharf at St. Paul
is leased, but the lease runs for 25
years, and the amount Is nominal $5
annually, or some such matter. These
terminal properties alone are of great
Importance an Importance which is
bound to increase with the growth of
the river trade.
The trade interests of St. Louis
onrt tbo vallev of the upper river will j
A house seemed stupid.
In theory a rushlight to a lamp.
Who could" be gayly hungry, cold, and I following epistle, I will much aPPre
damp. ciate your favor, and believe many of
Of sinking ships, of falls from moan- the voters of our city will feel relieved
tain peaks, j of the monotony of reading of the good
I loved to read: of crimes by murder- qualities of candidates. I notice in al-
ous sheiks. I n ost every issue or the papers a new
Of the masked burglar who the silver candidate for commissioner, and be
lieve it good that our primaries come
Byron seemed fine because he helped ! in the shortest month on our calendar.
the Greeks. i else there might be candidates too nu-
By these when I was young my soul I merous to mention.
was fired. f Of course we don't necessarily have
While all who heard me felt extreme- i to feel ashamed of February on ac
ly tired. I count of its being a short month, be-
Now that I'm forty, gray instead of ! cause it contains four days at least
brown. ! which we observe with more or less
And all of my comfor's being of the I pride Washington's birthday, Lin
town j coin's birthday. Groundhog day, and
Electric fans or silken eiderdown j Valentine's day. The last two, I be
A gypsy seems as silly as a clown! j lieve, are not yet legal holidays.
If. with a telephone and cabs to hire, J thanks HI friexds.
With open plumbing and steam heat j if j have any acquaintances, friends
for fire, j or relatives who imagine I might an
l hear a youth extol the wind and : nounce my candidacy for commission
mire, j er, I wish to inform them that I fully
I really think the fellow is a liar. appreciate their imagination and re.
The Store That Knows What You Want and Has It
Co-Operative Store Co.
Rock Island, 111.
In each one of our 77 Departments we have one or more items displayed with a yellow price ticket which
is offered at cut prices, "Just for Friday only." Look for the Yellow Tickets.
I A QT PAT I A REMARKABLE SALE OF CHIL
J. "UilLL DREN'S LONG COATS
We are determined to close out every one of our Children's Coats. Sizes from 6 to 14 years. You ought
not miss this sale as you can buy them at your own price if they are left the hour you select
A young man buys them often by the
I ven can't stand Dumas any more;
i He'll rave of Shadowed; of The Miss
! ing Door.
gladly I'd be twenty one again
w elcome the sale of the Diamond Jo. j
The present management, while con i
servative, and paying much attention
to afety of passengers and upkeep ',
of property, has been sausnen nn
operation during a very short season
and confined its energies mainly to
passenger trade carried on in the old
OT FLOrtt TRAIIE COMPETITION.
It has not for years com pot ed in the
flour trade from Minneapolis; and
when the passenger excursion season
came to an end with the reopening of
the public schools in September, the
Diamond Jo boat have Ibeen content
to eeek berths in th inner harbor at
Dubuque, there to await the business
of the next spring.
"We welcome the announcement that
Streckfus management will install cafe
service on Its boats, in addition to
the regular .dining-room. If to this it
will add a few 'bathrooms with mod
ern icomfort and spaciousness of these
steamers will attract to the beautiful
river trip many St. Iouisans who have
no fancy for the present river cuisine, rerg
and who like to remove tne dust or
spect. and wish to continue on good
I terms with them. I was ushered into
j existence in the immediate vicinity of
I Sherrard, 111., in 1S52, and have lived
I all my natural life in the state of which
lama nroduct. I was a farmer, then
! a school teacher, then and now a oom-
me! like many wiser i rr.ercial traveler. On the farm I did
; not accomplish much; all I had to do
j was work. In the school room I did
I some better perhaps. I had the pleas-
ure of instructing the present head of
i Augustana college, who has accom
plished much. Other yonng pupils are
scattered, some in Nebraska, some in
i California, some in Mollne, -some in
Swedona, and perhaps some in Joliet.
So far as I know most of them are
pleased with their lives and occupa
tions, unless, perhaps, some who re
side in Joliet might like Chicago bet
ter, but on account of their positions
can't locate where they choose just at
present. I will say nothing in regard
to myself in a commercial way, but
It's going to be a dandy.
Ladies free Tuesdays and Fridays.
Leaf lard at Gilmore's.
Kerlcr & Co. make rtifs.
Carpenter Coa! company
Sell coal. Fhone west 295.
Buy a home of Reldy Bros.
TrI-city Towel Supply company.
For express, call Spencer & Trefz.
Choice wite outs for sale at Gil
ruore's. Mound City palnt6 may cost a Httle
more, but! Ill & Ehleb.
Auto show beautiful, Coliseum,
Davenport, Friday special day.
Auto show beautiful. Coliseum,
Davenport, Friday special day.
Auto show beautiful. Coliseum,
Davenport, Friday special day.
Let William Johnson do your tin and
furnace work. 1316 Third avenue.
No trouble to prepare Mrs. Aus
tin's famous buckwheat Hour. All
H. T. Slemon wants your tin and
furnace work. 1526-152S Fourth ave
nue. No trouble to prepare Mrs. Aus
tin's famous buckwheat flour. All
Boetje celebrated mustard, the kind
you always bougnt, now at all gro-
i simply refer yon to those with whom
I I have done business.
ASKS OTIIi:it TO FOLLOW.
I have the welfare of our city at
j heart, and have concluded, after due
deliberation, not to allow my name to
be put upon the ballot, either as candi
date for mayor or commissioner. I
would like to ask this favor of any
male voters (females barred by stat
ute t. if they intend not to come out as
candidates, to please follow my exam
ple, by making the fnct public, in order
that we may be able to ascertain aa
nearly as possible how many voters
we will have left apart, or not includ
ing candidates. I have no photo of
myself handy, elee I would have it in
the paper, so you might see one who
is not a candidate.
A. W. VALENTINE.
9"C Thirtieth street.
50 doeen very fine cambric Petti
coat with embroidery or lace trim
Bargain price Jiss
Made of good quality muslin, with
tucks and very fulL Q
Friday Bargain price Us
Silk Eoliaane. colors only. $1.50
per yard. Friday QR
Bargain price 01x
Worth $3.98, $4.50, $5.00, $5.98 and $6.50.
9 a. m. First choice for $2.93
10 a. m. Balance ftr r..$2.75
11 a. m. Balance fjor $2.50
1 p. m. Balance for $2.00
2 p. m. Balance for ; . . .$1.75
3 p. m. Balance for $1.50
4 p. m. Balance for $1.25
o p. m. Balance for 98c
travel in something more
than a 14-lnch washbowl.
i No trouble to prepare Mrs. Aus
tin's famous buckwheat flour. All
Two Are Fined $1. ! A good boy can secure employment
William Keller and Bert Peterson, j running elevator by applying at the
. M. & K. company.
Carpenter Coal company, 123
Twentieth ctreet, old phone West
295. We handle best grades of hard
When Coffee Is Doing Harm
A lady writes from the land of cot
ton of the result of a four years' use
of the food beverage hot Postiim.
"Ever since I can rememlwr we had
used coffee three times a day. It had
a more or less injurious effect upon us
all. and 1 myself suffered almot death
from indigestion and nervousness
caused Jty it.
"X know U "was that, because when
I wouM leave It off for a few days I
would feel better. But it was hard to
give it tip, even though I recalled how
harmful it was to me.
"At last I found a perfectly easy
way to make the change. Four years
ago I abandoned the coffee habit and
began to drink Postum. and I also in
fluenced the rest of the family to do
the same. Even the children are al
lowed to drink it freely as they do
water. And it has done as all great
SIMSER N0T0N HAND
AT COUNCIL SESSION
However, It Is Promlcd He Will At
tend Tonight to Explain Jack,
AH-Oers Domestic Department
AlVOvei Embroideries in newest Ginghams
patterns for waia tings. Regular Frsl class Ajaroa Chec&a. Oar rr-
95c value. Bargain PQ vlejr J5" c- fTl
Friday price tlV Friday Bsrg&ia 0',
' nniionnq Fruit of the Loom Muslin
A vr.tTT rr t FoU width. boTL Brerybody knows
In assorted widths and patterns to musUa; ri2o Ta.
match flouncinsB go in QQf ne 10 yards to a custom -r. Q3
Bargain Friday sale for ...Ok, Friday Bargain price ... O
Flouncings Unbleached Muslin
27-Inch Flounciugs in the new band- fqh vridth. 86 inches wide, soft A
lag effects; an embroidery that regular 7c muslin. FC
sells regularly for $1.00 per yard. Friday sale price DC
For Bargain Friday Q
only, per yard OUk, Corset Covers
" A beautiful embroidered or laee
Sands trimmed Corset Cover, cambric
The newest Bandings for Skirts. Regular COc values. OQ
Just for Bargain OKf 3a-rSin Friday UiJK,
Friday AiJi ;
T-fl'ggJi SS Ladle, fine cambric Drawers, In
Newest idea, afternoon size. Ger- or embroidery or tucks. Itel
man silver, high embossed French f 0c- Fnday OO
gray finished frame; patented de- Bargain priej JtJK,
tachable whit kid lining Bar-
gain Friday prices, dJO OQ UlaSSWare
$2.39. $2.63 and J)0,i7 l )ot importcnl nejrr.r CroeU In
plie Snisb. Regular price 10a.
Drup Sf7.8. 5c
Palm Oilre Soap, Friday only. Q
Price, per cake PC Chiffon Veils
Wash Braids cvtron vetis. s yard iog.
A large aBsorttasnt of fancy pat wfci bread hemstitched border, in
terns, worth 25c prr yard. J O rt tint. Cmr reislr prtee -Friday
Bargain price JLt 11.80. Friday Bargain price. tOC
Just received a new shipment of
rich, red and healthy Gold
Cut Glass Tumblers
Real cot bottom. 8 -ox, worth fl.50
per doaen. Friday p
Bargain prtoe. each .....OC
BARGAIN FRIDAY THIRD
17 pair raffled Bwiss Curtains,
lengths. Our regular S3c
value. Bargain Friday .
Ruffled Swiss Curtains, fine qual
ity. Our 65c value. Bar
gain Friday price
A very fine mesh Cable
tains. Our $3.25 value.
Just for Friday
A largre aaeortmont of Silkolrne.
mostly ahnrt lenstha. Cull 38 inches
wide, dearth up te 18
per yard, Jiwt for Friday.
3-4 printed Unfile urn. B5c value per
quare. Jut for
1M printed Linoleum, eitr heavy
fancy pattern, TSe parties.
Just for Friday ,,,,,,,,,
Thousands of dainty little gift
things. Each one suggest tender
sentiment and are here for
Valentino Postals, -a
Valentine Novelties, " "
The February Etude is now in
every music lover. j
Ladies' knit fleeced lined Tnlon
Suit, DOc value. Sires 5 and fi.
maay Bargain price, rr
three suits for vA.UU
Amort ed Leather IbigB. worth up
to $1.25 each, with fancy frames;
also plain or embossed leather with
parse lnnide; some leather lined
and some moire. fTQ
Friday Bargain price DoC
Men's all wool Underwear, in srmll
slice, shirts and drawer?, $1.25
value. Bargain Friday,
Gloves and Mittens
Men's lined leather Gloves and Mit
tens, worth up to 6rc. OQ
Friday Bargain price OOC
Other Items of Interest on
tb.e Second Floor
Long Klmonas, tennis flannel,
$1.25 value. r7Cr
Friday Bargain I C
Dressing Sacauea, tennis flannel.
Friday Bargain ,
Black Moire Petticoats. ?Q
$1.60 value. Friday Bargain. 0C
Black Silk refticoata, $3.98 valne.
Children's Felt Hats. $1.50
vahio. Friday Burguln ....
Ladies' Fur Wolf Neckplere. $9.00
Ladles' Fur Wolf NVck piece, 5.00
ommend to this council that a reward
of $500 be offered for the prosecu
tion and conviction of any guilty per
son connected with this charge. I
personally will give $500. I am inclin
ed to believe that this charpe so made
at this time Is a political trick con
ceived and planned by some
one cunning and vicious. It bears the
earmarks of this sort of policy and ow-
i ing to our open hid policy, and careful
Alderman J. C. Simser, of whom aimanarement of the city interests, this
demand has been made for the names I iolitical trick has faib'd. Alderman
Rock Island. A few years after his ar
rival here Mr. Moody became identi
fied with the police department, and
for 12 years was employed as patrol
man. Five years ago he retired, and
since thr Seventh avenue boulevard
had been laid out hp was in charge of
the work there, being employed by the
Mr. Moody was a member of the
Court of Honor. When h- was IS
years of age he united with the Meth
odist church, and since the organix.a-
AMISH COLONY TO MOVE?
living at Morton, III., have been in
vited by the Colorado board of im
fnlLTAtinn fri lfinfifi't laml In t h m Ai-
Kcportcd mat .Morton, III., Sect U HI kanHaH vnIIov a()(, se here in Cob-
.iiaKt" 1 1 omen in oioraoo.
Denver, Col , Feb. 9. The Aml.ih
colony of 2,.r00 (Jerman farmers now
I rado. it being understood
Irolony considers moving
I st ate.
Ladies who wish something superior in the way
of flavoring extracts, should purchase
of the parties who formed the Jack-! Simser will now be forced to tell the j jori of Spencer Memorial church in
and soft coal. Our mclto. "Satisfied ' pot ,na "e claimed was to be usedj people who offered him the $:,n. He
Customers." !in connection with a Are hose con-! will be compelled to inform this city
Jacob W. Hercules, architect andtract". di(1 not answer ro" when 'council who this man was so that ev-
superintendent. architectual engin-jthp , ity rouncil met in committee of iery man, woman and child will be fa-i
eer. Ready for business about March lhe whole at 2 o'clock this after-! miliar with the circumstances. If he
1. Office 4 00 and 401 Peoples Na- noon Alderman S. A. LaVanway in-'fails to do this he will be branded as I
jioiujtru nit? cuuucu mat ne was giv- a traitor who is willing to assassinate;
en to understand that Alderman Sim-1 character and flirt with bribers, the!
ser would be on hand tonight. Ac-'
tional bank building.
' epr wonm ne cm honrl tnmoht A n j : - . i 1
....ic.ji.. -jaireci ciieunes oi ine ciii iuu
cordingly the meeting was ad journed j pie."
to that time. Previous to adiourn-
Hendricks Has Illustration
the Gratitude of at Ijcact
Felix Hendrick6 has a sympathetic
heart that is. he d!d have one un
til yesterday morning. The night
previous he met a fellow country-
I no longer suffer from indigestion. I i'n named Alphonse Fan from their
and my nerves are in admirable tone
since I began to use Postum. We nev-
ment .Mayor a. w . .viccaskrin pre-
'sented a message, which was received.
'callirg attention to the gravitv of'
of! the charges uttered by Alderman j chri.e c.tm. M5i.fK.
; Simser and insisting that the latter I Cbarles Carl Seline died this morn
intake a clean breast of rhe facta lnff at H : 20 at the home of his par
ihe alleges to have in his pos-!en,s- Mr- and -Mrs- John Seline. 719 j
; session. "As the chief execu-1 Twelfth street, after an illness of six'
tive of the city." the message states. ! wtehs OI tuoercuiosis. deceased was.
-t tn not holiora thi 1 a m-. t tor oorn jaiy . -i)b. at 1'ecatonica, I I
this -ity he had been an active member J
of that congregation. L'ntil recently j
he was a member of the board of tins
tees He is survived by his widow and j
thiee children: William II. Moody.!
Mrs. Mary Gauley and Mrs. Joseph
P.odec n. ail of Hot k. Island. He is also
survived by his sisters, Mrs. Mary Ml !
lis, in England, and Mrs. Emma Cow-j
ley of Moline. and a brother, John j
Moody of Port Byron.
They have no equals.
COUNTY CONVENTION HELD
North Star llenefH ..riation Names i
State m-legttte. j
At the county convention of the
North Star Benefit association, held 1
er luse the old coffee any more.
"We appreciate Postum as a delight
ftil and halthful beverace, which r.ot
only invigorates br.t s'tpp.'cs the best
of nourishment as well." Name given
by fPostum Co. "Battle Creek, Mich
Read "The Ttoad to WellviMe." in
pkgs. "There's a Reason."
Ever read the above letter? A new
one appears from time to time. They
are genuine, true, and full of human
naflVA nrAtvA A Inhnnefl nraa vr-irh.
out funds. It was a cold night and
g. mat t C r : 1 11 " 1 . . JO-U, it' J n aiuun cl, i.i.. . . v . . . . m v. lii- .iiairjiQviijirin "tt(
,v..u : r v... i arid hart re;ilert in Unft Is and Binre he 'limul Vlr.lino ,v, tr !.. . '.(
der to bring it to a conclusion I rec-! v as 1 years of age. I'ntil a few weeks! and alternates to the state convention
up xas KUipru eo i .inMio oe neia in uaicsuurg Aug. 2 were
Star Shoe company of Davenport, net chosen:
was a member of Camp i, Moaern 1
Woodmen of America and the lode of I
iEaeTes, No. H5. of Pontiac. Besides
FT ERA I. OF . II. MOOnV.
The funeral of Charley Henry Moody,
I want to!'"0 a'ea yesterday afternoon ai ... ii
so that I I after a week's illness wrth heart trou- ;
BUST V if f 1
SHINES ITSELF. WON'T
For 1 by Allen. Myers A Co. f. 8
UcCabe A Co.. Rtx-lc lfiand Hardwire
Cuaaij-ay. ill At ilbittk
Atptionse naa no place to lay his !""" . ' . : his parents he is survived by a
head. Felix had a warm room on ,uu ' i"""" : . Eb, d . HUd t fa .
Fortieth street, where he boarded, j v!e1 on your property for muwr - ; and a 816,er' MUaa'
and he took Alphonse in. Felix also Val r"' 1 Ulr" w
had a fine gold watch into the face see 10 jt thaf ,he Public corporations
of which he aazed for the last time compensate the city for the use
when he bd Kood niht to Alphonse iof -vour I,ub!ic PropW.
.k j t- .k; ..jibe elected commissionei
ntiu 1 nr t 1 u J 1 1 1 rj w . r i v i lurii u iu .... , . . .. . -, , . . c-
to slumlK-riand. When Felix awoke lln 'rect tne injust.ee. ,f nu
vesterday morning Alphonse was : me 111 ?en1 a t"hni down I urday aftemoon at 2 o cock from the
gone and so was his fine watch. Then! the back cf every politician and pub- j residence, 30 Forty-first street. Serv
ile corporation in tne cut. j ices win oe conaueiea oy uev. r. c
OSCAR E. APPLE. j Shult. pastor of Spencer Memorial
Candidate for commissioner, j church Burial wi;i be in Cfcippian
Another Candidate. ; Deceased wa- born Sept. 9, 1852, in
Henry Lemberg, S15 Seventeenth j Lincolnshire, England, and when he
street, announce himself as a candi-1 was 4 year? of aee came to the Fnit
date for commissioner under the com- j ed States with his parents. The fam
mission form of government. He has j iiy settled on a farm in Zunia town
been a resident and taxpayer in this 1 ship, and until 21 years ago Mr
city for 40 years, is an honorable, up
right cltixen. and has the city's wel-
Hejfare at fceart. Bear his name in mind
at the primarie.
Helesates Hr. G. A. Andreen, S. J.
Ferguson, G. W. Johnson, F. A. Ian
dee. H. E. Casteel; alternatB. H. B.
Mayden. W. N. Phillifm. John Sundlne,
M. It. Carlson. W. H. Reck.
County officers were elected as fol
lows: Chief Astronomer G. W. Johnson.
Assistant Astronomer M. J. McEn
iry. Recorder S. J. Ferguson.
Treasurer 11. E. Castetl.
Felix took to the war path. Shortly
after noon yesterday he espied Al
phonse within a block of police head
quarters. He accosted him and de-
I manded the return of his timepiece,
j Alphonse stood pat. Felix showed
j Alphonse the police station. He
! would have h;m locked up there if
; he did net deliver up the watch. Al
phonse refused. Felix hurried to the
I station to summon an officer. Just
'then a bridge line car came along
; and Alphonse horred aboard
, has not been seen since.
i Wife Got Tip-Top Advice.
"My wife wanted me to take our
I boy to the doctor to cure an ugly!
boil," writes D. Frankel of Stroud,
Okla.. I said "Put Bucklen's Ar
nica Salve on it.' She did so. and
it cured the boil in a short time."
j Quickest healer of burns, scalds, cuts,
1 corns, bruises, sprains, swellings, bent
iuile cure on earth. Try it. Onlv 25
Moody. Lome wa? there. He and,cents at an druggists.
Miss Agnes Kitson were united in mar- j ,
risee in Zuma. Jan. 1. 1S74. Twenty ' All the new. an the time The
j cne yt-ars ago the fami'y
removed to Argua.
Commercial Department. Savings Department.
is a man's most valuable business asset.
An account with our bank will upbuild your credit
and establish confidence in your business ability.
4 Interest on Savings
$HM 0MnM a Sating Account. ,
State Bank of Rock Island
2d Ave. and 17th St.
PHIL MITCHELL. President.
K. T. ANDERSON. Cashier.
I. S. WITE. Vice President.
F. CHANNON. Assistaut Cahler.
COURTEOUS ATTENTION TO ALL.