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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 1912.
BOYS START FIRE
AND GET SCARED
When Told to Notify the De
partment Half a Block Away
They Bun Home.
Every Day the Crowds Grow Larger.
HEAVY DAMAGE IS RESULT
Store BoUdlng of H. J. Trekell
eek of the
la Burned to Extent of Nearly
Sale With a
While burning cobwebs from the
Joisu of the first floor of the building
of W. H. J. Trekell. 711-723 Third are
rue, two youngsters who had taken
npon themselves the task of cleaning
out the place, started a fire that sub
ecuently resulted In damage amount
ing to nearly $2,000 and the gutting
of the store building. Had they
obeyed orders and summoned the fire
department whn ordered to do so
instead of skipping home to avoid
punishment the damage would have
toeen confined to a nominal amount
But as It happened, the fire depart
ment was only summoned when the
fire had worked through the upper
portions of the building and gotten
way he yon d control of the store em
ployes. It took the department an
hour and a half to put out the blaze.
Returning home from school, one of
Che son of Trekell and a companion
went Into the collar of the building
and started to burn the dust meshes.
Working toward the north wall of the
2uUdlng the fire from the cobwebs
was communicated to the siding and
sheeting. The boys, alarmed at the
turn that their novel entertainment
had taken, frantically tried to blow
out the Waze. Finally they informed
cmployei of the fire, and though told
to common the department from a
half fclock away, ran home. Unaware
that the department had not been
summoned, the employes fought the
blaze alone. Finally another messen
ger was sent . for the firemen. He
old the Maze was small and the cen
tral companies were told to stay In
the station. As soon as the No. 2
firemen saw the blaze they called for
Finn THHorcn Bni.Duro.
Then the fire had worked through
to the roof of the building which was
filled with smoke. Due to the good
water pressure, the blaze was soon
quenched, with the exception of the
roofing. It was necessary to fight the
fire there for more than an hour.
Each company had a line of hose on
the Job. The centrals wound their
hose up as soon as possible, but the
other froze and had to be dragged
bark to the station.
The damage to the building Is more
than $1,000, while water and smoke
damage to stock exceeds $500. The
damage Is covered by insurance.
Buy a home of Reldy Bros.
Trt-Clty Towel Supply company.
For express, call Spencer ft TTef.
Overgalters, 19 cents at Dolly Bros.
Let William Johnson do your tin and
furnace work; 1316 Third avenue.
Six per cent farm mortgages. Lit
ten & Roberts, Peoples National
New Engineer Named.
Graham Smith, for several years
engineer lu the First National bank
building, Chicago, has come to be
chief engineer in the power depart-
Wright's Old-Fashioned Buck-i
wheat flour is made from buckwheat'
grain selected for its quality and fla
vor. It Is milled In a scientific and
scrupulously cleanly manner and is
therefore Moan, Pure and f rroli. !
The "Inner man" will be better!
satistied. the world will be brighter i
to you, and your work, through the;
day a round of pleasure, for having;
enjoyed a serving of such delicious!
buckw heat cukes as only can be made
from Wright's Buckwheat flour. Or-
dr a stick today.
Tin pound sck
l.inKKTV I'AXCAKE FLOIK.
For thofe that feel that buck-;
wheat does not agree with them we
have the Liberty Pancake flour for
griddle cake, gems and muffins. 1
Composed of wheat, corn and rice
fourg. One trial will convince you :
cf its superior merits. "I f
Two pound package A.XJC
D. J. BATTLES i CO
1803 Eccczz Avcrvc.
Little Stories of the
In a big store like this, during a big sale
like this, many interesting things come to no
tice They are stories of thrift, economy and
of real helpfulness. Here are a few
Can Yon Do This Sum?
Shoes for father.
Shoes for mother.
Shoes for John...
Shoes for Mary...
Paid Less Savings Paid
$5.00 60 $2.50 $2.50
4.00 60 2.00 2.00
2.00 20 .40 1.60
2.60 10 .25 2.25
$13.60 $5.15 $3.35
That $5.15 sayed supplied plenty of stockings for
the whole fam !y the stockings really didn't cost
thetn a cem. In spending that $5.15 for stockings
they saved $13, rediscounted on the $5.15, so that
bought hose sipporters all around. But the redis
counts on the $1.03 were 20c which mother put into
Now that's the sum you can do at McCabes every
day of this sale and thousands of people are doing
It Take say J 20 00 m the sum you wish to spend.
It is Interesting and profitable to note how by
discounting th principal and redlsnounting the say
ings the $2o.0 i has a purchasing power far beyond
$20.00 worth, under the McCabe plan of discounting.
You can do that sum try It
Look What a Girl Did With $5.00
She was a poor working girl and needed all she
could get for her money she was satisfied and
Price Less Save Paid
1 pair of shoes for $2.50 33H $ .83 $1.67
2 suits underwear 150 20 .30 1.20
2 pair hose 35 20 .07 .28
1 flannelette petticoat 1.00 20 .20 .80
1 house dress 39 10 .04 .35
1 pair of work gloves.. .50 20 .10 .40
2 handkerchiefs for 25 20 .05 .20
$6.49 $1.59 $4.90
The $5.00 b night $6.49 worth of goods the savings
were $1.59 anJ this left this girl 19c for her car fare
Actual Transactions Thursday
A Fur Coat $100.00, Less S3l3. Saved, $33.33.
Now isn't tiat worth while? What do you sup
pose the lady did with the $38.33 she saved? Go
all her table linens, napkins, towels and crashes for
a six months supply. Got a $5.00 corset, too. Saved
over again on the $33.33 enough to get a six months'
supply of handkerchiefs for the family. Wasn't
It worth It?
This From Friday
A lady and gentleman came in to look at rugs,
she had $30.00 saved for the purpose out of house
keeping allowance and wag happily proud of this
fact, she purchased one of those handsome $30.00
Wilton Velvet that are going at less 25 per cent
discount and the result was this:
, 1 rug $30.00, less 25 per cent, saved $7.50. For the
$7.50, madam bought four pairs of regular $3.50 lace
curtains, $14.0 that we are selling at 50 per cent
discount. They cost her $7.00 and 6he had 50c left
which bought the brass rods. The $30.00, the price
of the rug alone, fitted the parlor complete with
the floor coverings and window hangings, $44.50
worth for $30.00. Now what is the matter with that?
Even the Children Have the Spirit
The extreme care and attention given to the very
young men anl women at McCabe's makes it pos
sible for their parents to send them alone to shop;
Indeed they frequently do so.
Mary B. Of 11 mature summers called Friday
after school w th $2.00. "Mama said I was to buy
my own hair ri Jbons," she said, "and I guess $2 00 will
be enough." It was more than enough. The careful
clerk showed the young lady several suitable lines
of ribbons at 25, 33 and 60 discount.
The selection made from the 33,4 line amounted
to $2.60 worth, less the discount S3c, $1.67. "The
33c I got back will go into my bank," said Mary B.
-Mama said I could have what was left." There's
a lesson in thrift
We might multiply these little stories of real life
Indefinitely, but would not tire you. These serve
to illustrate the object and effect of these McCabe
discount sales We wish to sell the goods in quant
ity and makes it an obpect for you to buy largely.
In buying, y ur money has the largest purchasing
power. The r.sulta are mutually satisfactory.
No Zero Weather Can Check the Enthusiasm
Over the Announcement of y . . . .
Everybody almost, has been present at one of the three opening days,
and everybody, almost, is preparing to come again and again.
It's a big matter to shop over the big store with aisle after aisle Hned with bargains of
the most tempting, most convincing sort. The genuine and lavish discounts are a never end
ing source of surprise and delight.
As some lady remarked Thursday afternoon, "You McCabe people give the nicest dis
counts on just what women want." And today, one workingman with wife and two chil
dren buying here and there just what was needed these cold days, said in rich brogue (We
quote him literally), "Gee, these McCabe discount sales are a pipe for de poor man."
That honest expression, straight from the heart, expresses the situation exactly. Big,
generous discounts, no half-way measures, 10, 20, 25, 3314 or 50 per cent, make a little money
go a long ways. And that is what most people want.
So many good things had to be left unsaid in the opening ad that we make mention of
some of them here.
Most Women of Fashion Will Buy Their Millinery at McCabes Anyway.
But Just now the Inducements are doubled. A
discount sale which Is staggering In its far reaching
Importance wi 1 clear up all surplusage in a short
time. Fashionble hats at a half, a third and a
quarter off. Finest trimmings, sliks, velvets, ribbons
flowers, feathers, ornaments, everything in
this great millinery stock sold at a big discount
during this wonderful clearance sale.
All those beautiful shapes of nntrlmmed hats at
Just half, black white and all colors.
A variety of fashionable trimmings, such as can
he found nowhere else in this vicinity, all to be
sold at a discount
Have you sem the hat here that you are wanting
or the bit of trimming which you thought extravag
ent? If now the cost is but half, hadn't you better
get what you want at once?
Ladies' Gloves 20 Discount
All the best known makes of
short and long kid gloves, cash
mere wool or silk gloves (Keyser's
short silk gloves excepted). Less
All Blankets Less 10 , 20
All wool blankets $9.00 and und
er 20 per cent.
All wool blankets over $9.00, 25
All cotton blankets discounted
10 to 33'i per cent.
20 per cent discount on all made
sheets and pillow cases.
10, 20. 25 or 33'3 per cent dis
count on imported and domestic
Men's Furnishings, 10, 20,
25, 33 H and 50 Off
All neckwear less 20 to 50 per
Men's cotton hose 10 o 33 per
75c and $1.00 Dress Shirts, 33'&
Men's Pajamas and night shirts
10 to 20 per cent.
$1.50 Cluett shirt less 20 per cent.
All Handkerchiefs Less One
Fourth and One-Fifth
Handkerchiefs slightly soiled
and mussed, some already greatly
reduced are discounted 25 per cent.
All other handkerchiefs, wom
en's, men's and children's fresh,
new and up to the minute styles,
less 20 per cent.
25 and 10 in Domestic
All staple muslins, sheetings,
calicoes, percales, apron checks,
tickings, etc., less 10 per cent.
A fine line of Amana skirting
and shiriing flannels, less 25 per
20 Off on Men's, Women's
and Children's Knit Underw'r
This means everything, nothing
reserved all the well known
makes and brands, union suits and
separate garments, wool and cot
ton; its all discounted at the same
liberal discount, 20 per cent.
All silk foulards in a range of
CO styles and colors, all choice new
silks, marked especially low at 69c
less 20 per cent.
A CUP OF COFFEE
on Monday from 10 to
11 o'clock and from
3 to 4 o'clock to any
customer who desires
it. Ask the floor walk
er for a ticket.
Fancy satin serges and messa
lines in newest 6tyles and color
ings. 24 inches wide. 25 full pieces
for your selection; all at $1.00 less
25 per cent.
Lace Curtaing and Nets 10 to
All curtains, nets and handsome
reversible scrims, Less 20 per cent.
Everything else in the big cur
tain section variously discounted
from 10 to 50 per cent.
Ribbons Less 20 to 50
Several lines of plain ribbons 50
Many other lines less 25 and 33Vs
Half price on ribbon remnants
60 per cent.
All other plain and fancy r!hbon3
In stock at 20 and 25 per cent.
Half Price on a Fine Lot of
Dress Trimmings and Braids
Nearly a thousand yards In this
splendid assortment of braided
band trimmings, silk embroidered
hands, gold and silver embroidered
hands, medallions, Peralon, Bulgar
ian and other fancy trimming
bands that have been selling from
Be to $5.00 a yard. Your choice of
the lot at 50 off. Just one half.
Another choice lot of beautiful
black and colored trimmings and
braids at 3V3 per cent off. Just
Great Savings in the Furni
Big discounts all through the de
partment every piece marked at a
Fine Turkish rockers less 33'3
All brass beds, less 25.
Handsome chifloniers leas 20.
Many fancy chairs less 33.
And so on down the line.
Carpet and Rug Discounts
Scotch body Brussels at half
price. Special lot of Tapestry Brussels
Special lot of Axminster Rugs,
Special lot Velvet rugs, less
One lot of Axminster Carpets
Odd pieces and remnants of lino
leums, at half-price.
With few exceptions of a few re
stricted brands, all other carpets
and rugs variously discounted
10 to 25. '
Great Savings in the Ready-to-Wear Dept.
Women' suits In great variety less 50.
An elegant line of women's black coats, $14.59 te
$35.00 ones less 33'3.
All fur coats, Hudson Seal, Blended Squirrel, Rus
sian Pony, London Brook Mink, Electric Seal,
brown an black coney, 30 to 52 inch lengths, all less
Children's Seal Plush and Caracul Coats, ages 4
to 16 years less 33r3 and 50.
Everything in Small Furs, neck pieces, muffs etc.,
Children's Fur sets of ail kinds, less 50.
All women's and Children's Dress Skirts in the
season's best styles, black and fancies less 20.
The enormous Corset sales at this store show con
clusively what women of five counties adjoining
Rock Island think of this corset stock.
Nearly every well known make of corset, nearly
every corset with recognized merit, nearly all cor
sets that women know about are to be found here.
We have learned the corset business thoroughly,
we know It in all its phases, we can tell good cor
sets as well as the grocer tells good sugar or tea.
The corsets we sell are fully vouched for, both by
us and the makers. We don't need to sell corsets
at a discount of 23 and 20 per cent, but in harmony
with this great discount sale the corsets are lnolud
ed and we think 20 and 25 per cent will make a cor
set furor such as the women of these cities will be
tickled to know about. . Come early and choose your
We can't guarantee fittings during the rush hours.
We always do our best to please and we know your
corset should fit perfectly. We've told you about
10, 20, 25, 33 ank 50 on China, Glass
ware and Housefurnishings
Some speciil close-out patterns of Haviland china
Regular stock patterns Haviland China less 10.
- Fancy Chin in all shapes and decorations, less
20 per cent.
All dlnnerware, excepting Haviland and hotel
ware, less 20.
Cut glass 1 1 every conceivable variety, nothing
reserved, less 25.
All other glassware less 20.
Lamps of all kinds less 33'3.
We want to close out every sled In stock so here,
hoys and girls take your pick at 50J4 discount, just
Who Is Our Oldest Linen Customer?
When did you first begin buying linens at this
store? We want to know. There's a reason. Re
member we've been In business in Rock Island for
a long time ami linens have been one of our strong
eat specials for all of these years.
The McCab: linens are famous tbrougnout most
of Illinois and Iowa. Kindly send in your answer at
once giving as nearly as possible the date when you
first bought linens at McCabe's. There's an object.
One Woman Said:
"I have bought linens at McCabe's for more than
5 years an l have never had reason to make a com
plaint. She was glad to buy linens here at regular prices.
She knew we often had special bargains, sold ae
bought, much below real value; but now at 33, 25,
20 and 10 per cent discount on everything in this
tremendous linen stock, she is picking and choos
ing to supply her wants for the next two years.
Many others are doing the same. Why not you?
If you come early you have the same chances,
you've seen crowds of linen buyers often at this
store, but you've never seen such a linen scramble
before. Join the crowd and get your share. 33j,
25, 20 and 10 per cent discount on everything.
10 to 50 Discount on Jewelry &Silverware
Bead silver mesn and tapestry bags at just half
price 50 off.
Solid gold Jjwelry less 10.
Solid Silver tableware less 10.
All clocks, less 20.
All watches less 10.
Silver novel ies and toilet articles less 20.
Gold filled a'd silver plated- jewelry less 20.
A big count -r full of silverware and fancy pieces
at 60 percent discount.
Laces, Embroideries, Less 20
All laces from the cheapest to the finest, beautiful embroidery edges
Insertions, Bouncings and all overs, plain and fancy veilings, etc,
etc., all discounted without reserve, 20 per cent.
Black and Colored Dress Goods 20 to 50
A number of extra good values in ooth black and colored fabrics
at 60 per cent discount. Just 'z A great many at 33',. Everything
else In the entire wool goods section, colored and black suitings,
dress materials, challies. cloakings, etc., etc., less 20.
Liberal Discounts in Fancy Goods
Fine Cluny and Battenberg cener pieces, scarfs and doylies less
33'3 per cent. All other fancy articles, novelties, threads, yarns, etc.,
etc., less 10, 20 and 50 per cent.
Colored Wash Goods and White Goods at Big Discounts
All kinds of staple white goods, fancy waistings and Swisses, ging
hams, chamhrays, fleeces, flannelettes and eiderdowns, seco silks and
merecerlzed poplins, and everything else in .these big departments at
10, ZZ, 25 and 33 '3 per cent.
ment of the Rock Island shops at SU-1 ed under the civil service, shall re-
via, succeeding F. J. Glover. .-Ka 1
engaged in work. Formerly employ
es working on a dally salary receiv
ed pay for the seven days of the week
Cuts Pay of State Employes.
Springfield. Jan. 13. The civil
that hereafter state employes, class-i Hereafter, unless they work Sun
days, they will receive pay for only
six days. The operation of the new
rule, it is said, will mean a saving
of many thousands of dollars annually.
All the news all the time The Argug.
METHODS OF PACKERS
Chicago, Jan. 13. Investigation by
the government into the bookkeeping
methods of the packers was conduct
ed today when the trial was resumed
before Judge Carpenter. H. A. Tim
mins, chief accountant for Morris &
Co., continued his testimony regard
ing details of the accounting system
used. The government has subpoen
al) d a dozen bookkeepers and clerks of
the packers to testify regarding the
methods of accounting used by the
companies. It will take a week or
more to complete this part of the gov