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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 1912.
MUST GET BUSY
TO KEEP SMALL
ARMS SHOP HERE
Influence Should Be Brought to
. Be&r on Senators From
DAVENPORT IS AWAKE
CHINA SENDS ODD
LETTER OF THANKS
Iowa Member of SeaAt Ilve Been
Asked to Work for ma In
crease la 'Appropriation.
The closing of the small arms
plant at Eock Island arsenal
means the cutting off of some
$250,000 a year in wages
earned in the three cities.
In view of this fact there is
cause for a manifestation of the
booster, spirit proper.
It behooves the Bock Island
club, the Bock Island Business
Men's association, and in fact
all organizations and boosters
not only of this city but of Mo
line as well, to get busy at once
and bring all possible influence
to bear on the senators from
Illinois and Iowa in an effort to
have' the government appropri
ation increased sufficiently to
keep the plant running, to the
end that the senate may make
up the deficiency which the
house has overlooked.
The Argus, for its part, to
day wiied its special corre
spondent at Washington, Clyde
H. Tavenner, to use what ef
forts he may be able to in sup
port of the project.
Employes of the email arms plant
at Rock Island arsenal are very much
worried over the seeming probability
that they win be thrown out of work
ecmetime this fall when the appro
jrlatlon with which the plant has
teen conducted runs out. As was an
nounced sometime ago. General Wil
11am Crozler, chief of ordnance, has
rdvlsed congress that If the present
appropriation of $500,000 for the
manufacture of small arms is not In
creased by at least $250,000, the
plant at Rock Island will have to be
c'ocd and the parent plant at
Fprlngfleld, Mass., will be hampered
The Commercial club of Davenport
aPd the Committee of Thirty of that
city have already communicated with
the Iowa and Illinois senators ask
ing them to use all their influence in
retting the necessary $250,000
added to the bill which is now before
the senate, having already passed the
house. If they fall, it will mean that
the entire appropriation will be used
by the Springfield arsenal, where
00 men are employed In the small
arms plant. It seems hardly proba
ble that both plants would be run
with reduced forces.
Colonel O. V. Burr, command
ant at Rock Island arsenal,
called into conference 30 of the small
PAVING OF STREET
Objections of Some of Twenti
eth Street Property Own
ers Are Overruled.
TO BEGIN IN NEAR FUTURE
Those benefited Hare Until March
21 to Specify Kind of Ma
This snows a part ef the official
letter of thanks sent by China to
the Red Crosa society of this coun
try. It Is Inscribed on a piece of
red silk, six feet square. It reads:
Ton hare supplied jl multitude of
ur people with provisions.
"Respectfully presented by Tushl.
representing the Municipal Bureau
of the city, for the relief of famine
sufferers of the Mengghen district."
arms plant employes, these being all
that are left of the experts who were
brought here from Springfield in
1904 when the small arms plant was
inaugurated here. The government
at that time promised those who
came that in. case they were thrown
out of work here they would "be
taken back to Springfield and given
work there. Colonel Burr advised
these men fully as to the situation
and asked them to decide whether
or' not they wish to return in case
the added appropriation is not forthcoming.
Despite petitions of protest and
that the work be delayed, the board
of local improvements this morning
decided to' go ahead with the paving
improvement of , Twentieth street
from First to Seventh avenue as soon
as possible. Property owners who
were present at the meeting . this
morning ' were notified that they
would have till March 21 to make a
choice of material that they desire.
If at that, time they have failed to
make a selection, the board will go
ahead with the improvement, making
the choice for itself. With the ex
eeptloa of owners of a little more
than 1.000 feet, an Infinitesimal frac
tion of the entire frontage, the prop
erty owners are agreeable to going
ahead with the work. There were
two more signers this morning, but
when the sentiment of the board was
learned, their names were withdrawn.
ORDINANCE TO BE PRESENTED),
The ordinance for the improvement
and resolutions for its passage will
bo ready before the time of the meet
ing next Thursday morning. As soon
as the- material is specified the ordl
nance will be completed. Though
the desired storm drain will not be
included in the improvement, some
arrangements will be made for car
ing for the excess water.
45 Inch extra quality bleached
pillow tubing, 32c 1Qp
value, Friday w
WHERE QUALITY IS THE CHIEF ATTRACTION.
FRock Island, III.
-gw wrtrvw irt arOKt CO. X JLu
Alarm Clocks Jewelry
Guaranteed one year;-full nickel
plate case, shut off bell with sec
ond hand and alarm - M Qp
hand on dial; $ lvalue.
WILL INAUGURATE A
Preparations are being made by the
Tri-City Railway company to inaugur
ate 12-fninute service on the Third
and Fourth avenue lines April 1. This
change in the schedule will result in
six-minute car service between Rock
Island and Moline. Under the present
schedule the car service between the
two cities is every 1 minutes.
With the faster schedule it will beJation bv acclamation.
necessary to piace more cars in ser
vice. At present seven cars are oper
ating over the Fourth avenue .and five
over the Third avenue line. One more
car will run on each line under the
Both lines are double-tracked prac
tically the entire distance and little
difficulty will be experienced in ad
justing the schedule satisfactorily.
Fifteen-minute service has been in
vogue ever since the lines were electrified.
Bargain Friday Specials in
3 inch wide braided net
bands in different colors; 85c
lvalue for Friday, yard 25c.
Val laces, edges and inser
tions to match, Sc values for
Friday, 6 yards for 10 cents.
18 inch, wide corset cover embroiery in cambric and Swiss;
25c value for Friay; yard 19c.
B CLYSl JPArAn ftVXV Jfl.
Special Ladies" tucked and lace
trimmed corset covers. 19c
Ladles' lace trimmed corset cov
Muslin night gowns, special for
bargain Friday, 39c and... 59c
Ladles' knit summer union suits,
a bargain at 25c and. ...... 39(5
Curtain scrim, many pretty pat
terns, just the thing for summer,
only, per yard 12c
John Clark's sewing thread, a
spool . 4c
Children rib stockings. 10o
Ladies' summer corset.-. ..5 0o
Men's shirts, blue and black and
white patterns. Friday for.. 3 9c
Ladles' black moire under Bklrts,
59c and ..... ....... .75c
Large size bed sheets 39c
Pilow cases k....I'..v,i. .. .9o
. Swift Pride soap, 8 bars for 25c,
33 bars for SI; 100 cars for $3
Demands Market Inquiry.
Champaign, March 14. A legislative
investigation into the various markets
and new laws to remedy inequalities in
the inspection and grading of grain
was demanded by the Farmers' Grain
Dealers' association at its convention
In Champaign. The board of directors
was asked to make satisfactory ar
rangements with the railroads as to
shrinkage in transit and to discontinue
the filing of claims for less than $1. A
permanent secretary was recommend
ed to devote all his time to the wel
fare of the cooperative elevators.
"There is either poor judgment or po
litical intrigue In grading and inspect
ing in Illinois," said George Brunskill
of Pontiac. F. C. Wallbaum of Ashland
was reelected president of the assocl-
elected were: First vice president, H.
W. Demforth, of Washington; Second
vice president, A. C. Rice of Jackson
ville; Treasury, J. B. Abbott, of Mason
City; L. B. Olmstead of Somonauk
and J. U. Surface of Mason City were
Third Floor Specials
Fancy sllkoline comforts, " GJO lCfc
$2.98 value ...J...,.t. JJ-J7
Seamless tapestry Brussels, 9x12 rugs, extra heavy CSfl gS f (
quality, $17.75 value P 1 JVF Vr
50 pairs lace curtains QQa
at, per pair ......... .,...-
One big" lot curtain nets, '" ( .. ' '
3 5c value, yard .-.. ..-.,.n
6 and 7 Inches wide all silk halrbow ribbon,
moire and plain taffeta, 45c and 59c values, yard..VOL
4 and 5 inches wide all silk taffeta ribbon in
black and colors, 22c and 25c values, yard w
7 Inches wide all silk ribbon in brocades and ' O 5 g
pompadour effects, 50c and 75c values, yard. .. . . .i3 v
Ribbon remnants, , PZ f.
Children's plain white hemstitched
handkerchiefs, each m
Men's all linen hemstitched handkerchiefs, yl
20o values, each. ". 1 41
Ladies' Swiss -embroidereed hemstitched Cfcf
handkerchiefs, - 15c values, each
Some Special Friday Bargains
Dainty muslin underwear for summer is being offered at re
duced prices in our muslin underwear section. Don't wait,
buy muslin underwear now at
reduced prices. Summer is but
a "week ahead of us. .
Slipovers and high neck gowns
la all new patterns. These
gowns sell as high as $2.25,
Kllf FHrlflT UTA will tlBtTA f riATri
g ?ft-4 -11 iri Ana hla? rt inrl maII nn
fi9f-n gown to a customer CHiR.f
M k . --usf A nnf hAn 1rf rf m nolin nndAA.
f -ktW j drawers. From showing these
have become wrinkled, so Fri-
''?Yi Plain hemstitched shirts worth
'J W f.3 UP to il.3, HRa
1 VI I 1
X f 11 v 1
jT U VI HAT PINS 25c
auj uai, yiu 111 uua ju w vii j
tion Friday 25c. Some of these
are worth as high as
$2.50, but Friday....
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R ptnptnripr Friday and Saturday are the last two daYs of our F0UR DAYS OF SENSATIONAL VALUE giv
JxenieillUgr jng Q0me tomorrow for the biggest values ever placed across the counter.
China and Glass Sections
Imported china fruit plates, regular
25c value for Friday only, each .....4......,
Fine blown goblets, only slightly damaged, Friday,
while they last, each
Housefurnishing ; Dept.
Friday paint special Woodshlne in 1-4 pint
cans, each . V
Paint brushes, 1 Inch
size, each v
WOODMEN OF WORLD
PLAN JOINT MEETING
Rock Island camp No. 85, Wood
men of the World will be host April 23
to the Moline and Davenport camps.
At that time a joint class Introduction
will be held at Armory hall and appli
cants for membership In the three
camps will be given their degrees to
gether. J. W. Croft and J. W. Geiger,
state managers respectively of Illinois
and Iowa, will be present at the meet
On the same evening Walnut Grove,
No. 27 of this city will entertain the
groves of Moline and Davenport at a
similar affair at Math's hall where
candidates from all three lodges will
be initiated. Mrs. Emma B. Man
cheater, supreme guardian of the
Woodmen circle, will attend the meet
ing of the groves.
After the camps have completed
their Introductory work, they will re
pair to Math's hall and a joint meeting
will be held after which the ladies will
Eajter coats in new whip,
rords, serges and. norelty mix.
taxes Unusual Y&riety and un-
una! values, $12.50, $15
110.95 and $25 M. & K.
Weds His Son's Mother-in-Law.
Pontiac, March 14. Ezekiel French,
69 years old, a resident of the French
chapel neighborhood near Lincoln, has
married Mrs. Emma Hickman of
Mount Pulaski, who Is the mother-in-
law of his son, Henry French. The
bridegroom thus became the father-in-
law of his own son and the stepfather
of his daughter-in-law.
Drop the Name Poorhouse.
Dixon, March 14. Acting on the re
quest of the Lee County Press asso
ciation, the board of supervisors of
Lee county changed the name of the
county poorhouse to the Lee county
home. This was done by resolution
on motion of Supervisor Maurice Cook.
McKinley Gives Y. W. C. A. Time.
Urbana, March 14. Representa
tive W. B. McKinley extended
to commencement day the time
limit on his gift of $20,000 to
the tlnlversity Young Women's
Christian association building. Mrs.
E. J. James, wife of the president,
donated $500 during the day.
Fire Razes Deaconess Home.
Zearing, March 14. Word was re
ceived that the Deaconess home at Do
ver, Bureau county, burned. The dea-
concesses and the children in the home
escaped Injury and were taken Into
village homeB. 1
Carnegie Offers Church Aid.
Kewanee, March 14. St Peter's
German church was notified by An
drew Carnegie that he would pay half
of the cost of a new pipe organ for
London The estimated expendi
ture on the British navy the coming
year is $220,427,000, a decrease of
$1,535,500 from last year.
Tri-clty master plasterers met Tues
day evening In the Safety building and
perfected an organization that Is to be
known henceforth as the Tri-City Plas
ter Contractors' association. In per
fecting this order, the following officers
President Charles Thompson, Rock
First Vice President John Foster,
Second Vice President T. P. Pfaff,
Third Vice President E. S. Schill
Secretary Mr. Kreis, Davenport
Treasurer Charles Pfaff, Rock is
John Wanner, Davenport; E. M.
Campbell, Moline, and Charles Duna-
vin. Rock Island, were named as dele
gates to the Tri-City Builders' Ex
change, an . organization recently
launched and which contains other
masters' associations. The plasterers
are to meet again next Tuesday.
Rheumatism Relieved In a Few Hours.
N. B. Langley, Madison, Wis., says:
"I was almost helpless with rheuma
tism for about five months. Had it in
my neck so I could not turn my head,
and all through my body. I tried three
doctors and many remedies without
any relief whatever until I procured
Dr. Detchon'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."
Bold by Otto Grotjan, 1501 Second ave
nue. Rock Island; Gmt Schlegel & Son,
Z20 West Second street. Davenport.
COUNTY COURT ENDS
DOCKET FOR TERM
The jury in the county court was dis- j
missed by Judge R. ,W. OlmBted yes-;
terday afternoon, all cases having been i
disposed of. Three pleas of guilty con
cluded the court business, Dal W. Jam
eson, charwed with larceny, receiving
$1 and costs, plus 30 days; Joe Sebring,
also charged with larceny,.recelvlng 45
days, $1 and costs, and Albert Henbest,
charged with obtaining food and lodg
ing under false pretenses, receiving 10
days and costs.
Medicines that aid nature are al
ways most successful. Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy acts on this plan. It
loosens the cough, relieves the lungs,
opens the secretions and aids nature
In restoring the system to a healthy
condition. Sold by all druggists.
At Y. M. C. A.
The leaders of the senior classes at
the T. M. C. A., headed by Physical
Director M. A Clevett, enjoyed them
selves last Bight at the semi-annual
rTmfat Held t th fHntnn V M r A
csv - - - - wh . w. - n. j
Forty atnleies from the central Illinois
and Iowa associations were present
and put on various drills and exhibi
tions, and ended with games In the
gymnasium. The Rock Island squad
entertained with some pyramid work
and individual work, and proved them
selves the equal of any team present
Because of poor train connections, the
Rock Island and Moline squads missed
out on the banquet which opened the
festivities, but the "leavings" were
served them after the gym work, and
they found them very palatable. A
business meeting was held later in the
evening, and the invitation of the Mo
line association to hold the semi-annual
gymtest there next fall was accepted.
Are 70a frequently hearse T Do
you have that annoying tickling in
your throat? Does your cough an
noy you at night, and do yon raise
mucus In the morning? Do you'want
relief? If so, take Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy and you will be pleas
ed. Sold by all druggists.
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