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to our spring style show of
display in the Tri-Cities, and
i to greet the woman who is anxious to
fere one of the new styles, an instep-strap
ftid leathers. It's only one of the many
in purr ps with and without instep -straps,
ers; also white canvas pumps, and white
$5; other styles as little as 1.60.
man in our big shoe store; forty-three
kes in the land, and all exclusively at the
aresf Edwin Clapp bench made shoes;
fords ana ties styles to suit every taste
d, S2 to 36.
e 1M K customers when grown up, so
For boys, here are button and lace ox-
ice oxfords, ankle ties, pumps and roman
3man sandals and arikle-straps in foot-form
ill fit you perfectly.
WORK IS FAVORED
But Societies of City Are Not
Yet Agreed on Plan of
ANOTHER MEETING HELD
Plan to Employ Paid Secretary to'
Direct Activities Now Carried
on by Volunteers.
Whether or not the charitable organ
izations of this city shall be coordi
nated with the Associated Charities is
a question which now confronts the
charity workers of the ciry. At a meet
ing held at the New Harper last even
ing there was a good representation of
the organizations of the city present.
E. B. McKown presided in the absence
of Dr. J. W. Stewart, president of the
Associated Charities, rtev. G. H. Sher
wood acted as secretary.
As in a previous meeting held for the
purpOBe Of Stimulating inu-rrai um;
widening the scope of the association,
there was considerable discussion of
the question. Speakers for and against
the amalgamation of the association
were heard, with the sentiment almost
evenly divided. A committee was final
ly appointed to investigate and report
at a meeting, which will be held at the
New Harper Monday evening, March
20. This committee consists of th?
presidents and leaders of the charitable
organizations in the city. Miss Mary
E. Entrikin. leader of the Helpers' ci'-
! cle of King's Daughters, was named as
) chairman. Other members of the com
I mittee are: Mrs. C. O. Woodruff, pres!
i dent of the Visiting Nurse association;
Miss Dina Ramser, general secretary o?
the Associated Charities; W. S. Parka,
president of the Rock Island County
Humane society; Miss Gertrude Don,
leader of Silver Cross circle, King's
Daughters; Miss Clara Crawford, lead
er of In His Name circle. King's Daugh
ters; Miss Clara Hampton, president of
the Sunshine society, and Miss Sue
Denkmanu of the West End Settle
ment. TO EXLiRUG lJinECTI.NC; BOA.ni).
For some time there has been talk of
i increasing the board of directors and
the membership of the Associated Char
ities with the object of placing the
work on a large enough scale so tha.
the scope of the organization would bo
commensurate with the needs of th
city. This was the object of the meet
ings which have been called. Upon
suggestion of Francis McLean, who
was here in December in behalf of tho
Russell Sage fund for charitable insti
tions, the constitution which ha3 been
considered contains a clause whicn
amalgamates the other charity organi
zations in the Associated Charities.
This does not mean that the organiza
tions shall lose their identity, as some
have thought, but rather that they may
be so organized that the work accom
plished shall be greater than at pres
ent. VOLUNTEERS DO WORK.
The Associated Charities' work has
been done by volunteer helpers for
years, and they have accomplished
much. Two years ago there was u
movement to organize, or rather reor
ganize, the association so that ther
would be a paid secretary in, direc-.
charge of the work. This is the plan
and hope of the workers who have beer,
in charge In the past, and business and
professional men, as well as church
organizations, are to be interested in
the work. It is the intention to have a
new board of directors, and then it will
be a matter of only a short time till
charitable activities In Rock Island
will be placed In an organized state,
Just as in other cities, where the work
meets the needs of the city.
frantic callers that the exchanges
were "out of service."
CETTER OF THE DESTRUCTION.
The more serious effects of the
explosion were felt in the two Til
lages of Pleasant Prairie and Ran
ney, on the line of the St. Paul road,
eight miles west of Kenosha.
The explosion Involved thousands
of tons of powder 6tored in the pow
der plant at Pleasant Prairie. Be
sides the loss to the two villages,
every farmhouse within a radius of
five miles suffered damage and some
times complete destruction.
The escape of all of the 13 men,
except one. who were at work at the
powder plant when the explosion oc
curred was considered almost mirac
ulous, as every one of the buildings
of the b!g plant was blown to atoms.
MEN THROWN IN THE AIR.
The men working in the 6oda
house, some distance from the place
where the first explosion occurred,
were thrown into the air. several of
them alighting on the office of the
plant. These men, charred by the
burning powder, crawled on their
hands and knees to sAfety. They
managed first to fii?ht their way
through the flames and twisted ma
chinery that Uttered the ground to
The conditions were such that no
one could approach the burning mills
which cover many acres of land and
the men in charge of the plant de
clared an hour after the explosion
that it would be Impossible to go
near the ruins of the plant until this
! State Grain Dealers' Associa
tion Condemns Bond Issue
of Two Tears Ago.
ADMINISTRATION GIVES UP
'o Hope of Favorable Action at Thin
Seision Method of Klecting
ALEDO WOMAN IS BRIDE
Miss Phoebe Seannell Weds W. C.
I.ern of Alden Kan.
Aledo, 111., March 10. (Special.)
The marriage of Miss Phoebe Scannell
to W. C. Isern took place at the home
of the bride yesterday afternoon at
2:30. Rev. T. S. Pittenger performing
the marriage ceremony in the presence
of the near relatives. The bride is the
youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.
S. Scannell of Aledo. The groom Is a
dry goods merchant in Alden, Kan.
The young couple left after the cere
mony for their new home in Alden.
"What an optimist Green Is!"
"Yes. Every time he loses his nni
brella he never worries. lie always
expects to pick up a better one." De
troit Free Press.
Springfield. 111., March 10. The
deep waterway appears to be dead as
a doornail in the present session,
yesterday 800 delegates at the
eighth annual meeting of the Farm
ers' Grain Dealers' association push
ed it toward the tomb by adopting
resolutions condemning the $20,
000,000 bond Issue voted on- two
The deep waterway project was
brought before the meeting by H. H.
Gross of Chcago, who denounced it,
after which the delegates adopted a
resolution advocating the repeal of
the $20,000,000 bond amendment to
DEMANDS LAW'S REPEAL.
"Resolved. That It is the sense of
(this convention that the proposed
issue of $20,000,000 bonds for a so
called deep waterway should not be
made and that the constitutional
smendment permitting the same
should be repealed. The issue of
the bonds will put a mortgage upon
every farm and home In the state
with ao compensating benefit there
from to the people of Illinois."
ADMINISTRATION CIVF.S CP.
An indication that administration
followers have reached the conclu
sion that waterway is moribund was
displayed this week when Senator
Juul of Chicago introduced a bill for
the extension of the Chicago sanitary
district for the three-mile stretch be
tween Lockport and Brandon's
bridge, .Tol.it. to secure 40.000 horse
power. This is the bill out of which
started the $20,000,000 bond issue
agitation three years ago.
The grain dealers in the closing
Fess'on i'f the annual convention yes
terday adopted a resolution con
demning the methods employed in
the recent election of United States
senators from Illinois and in favor
of the election of United States sen
ators by a direct vote of the peo
ple. The association also went on rec
ord as being In favor of equal
suffrage and it was urged that the
members use their power in influenc
ing the state legislature to pass a
woman's suffrage law.
Rheumatism Cured in Three Days.
N. Ii. Langley. Madison. Wis.,
says: "I was almost helplecs with
rheumatism for about five months.
Had it in my neck so I could not
turn my head and all through rnr
body. I tried three doctors and
many remedies without any relief
whatever until I procured Dr. Detch
on's Relief for Rheumatism. In a
few hours the pain was relieved and
in three days the rheumatism was
completely cured and I was at work."
Sold by Otto Grotjan, 1501 Second
avenue. Rock Island and Gust
Srhlegel, 20 West Second street,
DYNAMITE AND POWDER
BLOW UP NEAR CHICAGO,
JARRING EARTH'S CRUST
(Continued from Pajre One.)
about the big powder plant. One
hundred and fifty persons lived in I
Sixty or seventy buildings, includ-i
ing these small frame residences, i
were destroyed. The property loss,
chiefly to the powder plant itself, is
estimated at $1,500,000.
EVERYBODY FELT IT.
Apparently a huge majority of
Chicago's two and a quarter million
people felt distinctly the shock that !
succeeded the explosion. j
It was all over but the universal
inquiry and wonderment within six
mTnutes. but it brought tens of j
thousands of men, women and chil-1
dren to the streets.
At first the earthquake theory took !
hold on the minds of the people. The!
general testimony in the city was toj
one continuous trembling of the!
earth or air lasting practically 60 j
seconds, another and lesser shock j
succeeding after an apparent lapse j
of a minute or two. However, this
effect doubtless was the distant re
sult of the five detonations reported
at the powder plant itself.
SCSJRE AND DAMAGE GENERAL
Windows in the city and in towns
throughout the zone were shattered.
Fire alarms were set off. Clocks
The downtown theatres became
scenes of panic, more or less, and
without serious results. j
Track and engine companies ran
rings around each other, while po-j
lieemen elrurried about In futile ef-j
forts to find the scene of the "bomb." ;
The telephone service In the city j
became temporarily so entangled that '
for from a quarter to half an hour!
operators were kept busy telling!
Shredded Wheat Biscuit, the
ideal breakfast food,
two packages for 25c
Uncle Sam breakfast food,
Kellogg's Corn Flakes, the
sweetheart of the corn,- very
crisp and fresh,
three packages 25c
Quaker oats, made from pure
three packages 25c
If you want to enjoy a happy
hour with a cup or two of cof
fee, you must get a can of our
Happy Hour coffee which is
without a doubt by far the best
blend of coffee on the market,
per pound can 40c
Camel brand coffee is a Bteel
cut coffee with all the chaff
removed, a worthy second to
per can 353
S. & S. special blend, a very
fine and popular coffee for the
money, per pound 28c
Jones' link pork sausage
per pound 30c
Jones' sausage meat.
per pound 28c
Franks' Milwaukee liver sau
sage, pound 25c
Fancy boiled ham, bacon and
some delicious sliced beef,
sliced with an American slic
Extra large fat Norway
Medium large fat Norway
mackerel three for 25c
Spiced herring, nice large
I Huh, three for IQc
Fat Norway herring in
Kippered herring in large
Fresh mackerel, ready to est,
per can 25c
Soured mackerel, ready to eat.
per can 22c
Finest imported sardines in
best olive oil, 12 He
15c, 20c. 25c and 35c
Happy Hour lobster, finest put
In a can, two
sires 15c, 25c
We will have a full line of
the choicest vegetables to be
had. Fresh tomatoes, head and
leaf lettuce, celery, cauliflow
er, pie plant, egg plnt, pep
pers, spinach, beins, oyster
If you cannot come to In
spect our stock tbea call West
59, old phone, anl give us
your order and yo:i can rest
assured that yo:i will receive
your goods promptly and ev
ery article guarof.eed if it
SITTIC & STA11ER,
515 17th St.
Old Phone W. 59; New 5864.
Women's percale house dresses light and dark colors,
several styles, some tiimmed with figured border, $1.50
value at, just $1.00
Round tea aprons made of figured percale or cross
barred swiss 12
Black taffetine petticoats, wide sectional flounce with
deep underlay, $1.00 values for , 50
Women's long kimonas, made of dark prints with fancy
open sleeve, this once . .44
Women's combing sacques, fancy figures, kimona
Sleeve, finished with button hole stitch, Saturday, 19
New lingerie waists, handsome all-over embroidered
fronts, tucked and embroidery trimmed, several styles
at .-. 95p
A new model W. T. corset, full length 4 wide garters,
drawstring, etc., you'd think it a dollar. Just to create
a sensation, all day Saturday and evening 55c each, 55c.
There'll be a stir 55?
Killarney cloth for white waists and suits, imitation lin
en lawn 40 inches wide, Saturday 12'.2C yard, 12 1-2
' Linen Dept.
Natural colored blouse linens, yard 20
Beauty pins, 2 on card, special 5c pair 5
New green 25c patent leather belts 10
An assorted lot of German silver mesh bags, worth tir
to $5.00, special, Saturday $2 50
Old fashioned striped seersucker ginghams, yard ..7
Real lonsdale cambric, the kind you've always uod,
per yard 10
Continental pillow tubing. 45 inches wide, mill lengths
24c quality, save 8c, at yard for 1G
Silk finish kimona cloth prints, yard 5 1-2
Women's 25c outsize li-le hose, double heels and tries,
per pair 15
Boys' and girls' rawhide school hose, per pair m . ,10
7:30 p. m. Men's blue and brown mixed seamless sr.x,
Men's 50c imported pure ilk knit four in hand tics,
all day 25
English Rose and Witch Ilaztl soap, regular 5c pel
cake, special 3c each, dozen 25
Another big lot of those linen torchon and linen finish
ed laces in the edges and insertion-, to match from 2
to 5 inches wide, all, per yard 5c and 8
50 feet fine hemp clothes lines (J
Shell pattern nickle plated wall soap dishes 3
Hardwood clothes line props, Saturday 0
Jewel wall paper cleaner, the l'c size 5
Blue and white mottled white lined granite wash bas
ins, just for Saturday O4
One lot of val, cotton torchon and linen finished laces
to close out at, per yard 3
Mismatched sets of embroidery edge and insertions,
some of them slightly soiled, values up to 18c and 20-;,
per yard , 5
Saturday we will
offer this splendid
Taboret in either
golden or early Eng
lish finish, large top
and shelf, one only
to a customer. No
phone orders ac
cepted. While 35 Last
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