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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1912.
One Hundred Pair of Genuine
Foreign "Kicks" Arrive in
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A shipment of Imported genuine
English shoes has been received in
Rock Island. One hundred pairs were
received by J. P. Sexton of the Boston
Shoe company last Saturday, and
these are the product of John Marlow
& Sons, Ltd., of Northampton and
London, England. The Marlow family
has operated a shoe factory for over
SOU years, the business being handed
down from generation to generation.
The importation of English shoes is
becoming more general with the re
duction of the duty. In the last 14
months over $100,000,000 worth of
El gllsh shoes have been received in
this country from across the pond.
Some months ago, American shoe man
ufacturers Terame alarmed at the
steadily augmented importation of
foreign I hoes and in a meeting held
at Itoston, sought to take steps to pro-trr-t
themselves. An English shoe was
dihsected, with a view to finding flaws,
but at tte conclusion of the examina
tion, the dealers were forced to admit
that the forelga product was practic
ally devoid of imperfections and in
many ways superior to the home prod
uct Kngliuh shoes, of the variety receiv
ed in Hock Island, are superior as to
leather over the American product,
owing to the fact thar in the old coun- , ,
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nere a wonctei
The recent report of Luther Con
act. commissioner of corporations, to
President Taft dealing with railway
control of great steamship lines, has
created something of a stir at Wash
ington and efforts will be made to
pase legislation doing away with the
evil. According to Conant's report,
weter lines along the eastern sea
board have become to a large extent
auxiliaries or subsidiaries of rail
roads. While competition exists in
g: cater measures on the Pacific coast,
commissioner points out Import
of railroad control
try the leather is tanned in a natural
vuy, the process consuming a period
of alKiut 10 months, whereas in Amer
ica, the leather is treated with var
ious chemicals and acids. The differ
ence in the durability and all around
v.rarlng quality of the leather may be
The virions freak shoes, of the fiat
heel variety, which are branded as
English, and which are at the present ! gom-thlnc still In his mind, though he
time enjoying a wide popularity in 1 Jooked blissful. Mr. Gladstone observ
thls country, are all made In the Unit-; ed al)(j Bn not sweetly. "May I
rd StateH and are not typical of the ak yo sir jf you waDt anything
shoes of England, where the stylen txe more ef me'!"
remely coiiMTvatlve. In America.; "Ob-oh. no." said the man. smirking,
tht people make tie styles, while in. otljy peruups 1 mnv be permitted to
El. gland the manufacturer is the die-; remark tmit 4 a, proud to say that my
thtor. AltlioiiKh it Is generally conccd-; at ,8 having the tnestimable honor to
ed that the American shoe is much ! fh. ,h.r -.i,h w r :irt-
commeocefl flattering him to such an
extent that the late premier grew wesry
of blm, so bidding the man good day
be settled down heavily into the near
est chair. The bore. Instead of passing
on. lingered near ana seemea to nave
flier as to beauty, workmanship and
artistic finish, the fact remains that
they have not the wearing quality and
durability of the English shoes. An
American factory will turn out 100
six es In the same length of time that
Is required by an English factory to
turn out perhaps three or four pairs.
Another strange phase of this busi
ness Is the fac that iu England the
working I hoes ure higher in price than
the dress shoes. Of the stock received
bv Mr. Sexton are shoes of both types,
the work ng shoo selling for $7 while
the dress shoo may be obtained for 'i
Another interesting phase Is that of
relative price. A well known Ameri
can shoe Jobber states that he can
g; English shoes in Kansas City for
si: cents a hundred pair less than a
slniilar shipment to the same place
fiom llohtun, Mass.
Here's a sale folks, that will startle the tri-cities
from one end to the other. - Here's a sale that
should fairly cram and rack this big store to capacity. Here's a sale that
gives you the richest ot the LKhAM at the cost ot the poorest bKlMMJtUJ
MILK. And the beauty of this sale is not alone the values, but the timeli
ness of the affair. There's really only one excuse for not being here at the
opening gong, and that is sickness or partial physical disability. With but few exceptions we have
dived right into the finest of our ultra fashionable stocks and have applied the scythe mercilessly.
Think of buying the finest hand tailored HART SCHAFFNER & MARX and SOCIETY BRAND
SUITS AND OVERCOATS at such prices. If we are stepping on competitor's toes we can't help
it. We are here to serve the people different than anjr other store. The values and prices indicate
what we are doinp- in the wav of usefulness. There will be a rush to prab these offers. We ad
vise you to come early. Take a half day off or an hour off, but GET HERE. Now read and re
member our finest qualities for almost a cong in this sale.
Reduced Prices on Suits and Overcoats
stone." London Telegraph.
salts and overcoats
On Fall and Winter Woolens.
We ure now showing many of the
season's latest patterns at greatly re
HEAL. Illinois theatre building.
Breaking It Gently.
On one occasion when u public re
ception whs given to Mr. Gladstone n
particularly oleitilous old gentleman
was tytroduced to bltn and forthwith
Start the New Year
and r?iuce the hijrh cost of liv
ing Fancy aressed spriug chickens,
per pojnd J6o
finest dairy butter, just off the
farm, by the pound or roll,
Good egs, per dozen 2 1 C
Regular Cue oranges, sweet aud
Juicy, ir doen 29c
Regular 20c oranges, while they
last, eai'b q
Fancy Baldwins apples,
per pek 25C
Washlcgtun Yiues4p box apples
every one wrapped in paper.
per bushel box $1.29
White Clover honey,
per pound cake 19c
Soft shell English walnuts.
per pound 22VC
New mixed nuts, pound .. 19c
Three packages Jello,
all flavors 25c
Two cans pumpkin, sweet corn
or kidney beans 15c
Tw0 tall cans salmon 25c
19 pounds best cane granulated
We have many other sTectS!s
not mentioned here. Call and
get our prices.
BRADY GROCERY CO.
700 Twelfth Street.
Old phones west 443 and 869.
Delivery to any part of the city
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
For express, call William Tref.
Trl-City Towel Supply company.
Kerler Rug company for vacuum
cleaning and rug-making.
1S13 memorandum books free to the
gents, lieal, 'Illinois theatre building.
Our B. B. serge at $33 Is the best
value ever offered. J. B. Ziinmer'a
Flash lights and electrical novel
ties. Charles Fiebig, 1619 Third
BIx per cent farm mortgages. Lltten
& Roberts, People's National bant;
Milan artesian water, approved by
city and state, delivered daily. Phone
Remember that Ralph Stanton has
everything to make your friends, who
Coal, coal, coal. The Rock Island
Fuel company will deliver to you all
the best grades of bard and soft coai.
Attend Court of Honor dance at Bos
eiiu's hall Thursday evening, Jan. 2
Aotuissiou 15 cents. Bleuer's orches
tra. Sewing machines repaired and war-
ran 'ed for one year. Supplies for all
machines. Fiebig, locksmith, 1619 Third I
A fireproof safe in the house or store
is a necessity. We have them from
$12 up. Fiebig. locksmith. 1619 Third
Ward & McMauon wtil give you
estimates on your plumbing, steam
I and hot water beating that will save
you money. j
Dunsmore & O'Connell smoke house
and bill'ard parlors, corner ot Twen
tieth street and Fourth avenue. Every
brand ct good cigars and all kinds of
Mueller Lumber company will en
able you to build a fine house or barn
out of the choicest select lumber and
you will be surprised and yet pleased
to learn the low prices they are mak
Souders Laundering company at 601
503 Twelfth street This laundry is
equipped with the very latest modern
machinery, turning out work that la
t not surpassed by any laundry la the
Kain Reinhardt cigar store still
! takes the lead. Most liberally patron
I ized . Everything in tobacco, cigars
land smokers' supplies. Man la never
; better satisfied than when smoking
! their choice brands.
T. S. O'Hara, flour and feed store,
' is having a big trade on stock and
'poultry food. Dr. Hess' stock food
for horses, cattle, hogs, sheep and
all kind sof poultry. It makes the
j hens lay every day.
j The Rock Island Lumber and Manu
facturing company, lumber and bulld
: ing material for all purposes, bouses.
barns, granaries. We will give yon an
! opportunity to save a big per cent. Let
j us be of service to you.
1 Math's kasery and confectionery
store, the rfnest in the Ui -cities,
j Bread, cakeV pies, cookies and hot
1 rolls. They cw't be beat. Most peo-
$28.00 suits and overcoats
$25.00 suits and overcoats
suits and overcoats
suits and overcoats
suits and overcoats
suits and overcoats
at i. . i
suits an dovercoats
at . . ,
suits and overcoats
Sale of Boys' Clothes
Twenty-five young men's suits worth
$10.00, your choice at
$10.00 suits and overcoats
suits and overcoats,
$6.50 suits and overcoats
$3.50 suits and overcoats
$5.2 tow. $2.80
at . . .
suits and overcoats
$2.50 suits and overcoats
at . . .
Sale of New Shirts
ijz.00 neglijee ma
$3.00 for .
shirts . . . ,
Sale of Trousers
. . ..6.25
. ...... 5.00
Get These Sweaters and Sweater Coats at These Cut Prices
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mmuuji mu'w i"J'H'" Mjn Mug'! ujim mi' -m i.wwtn mti m ui mi .ii ihwmii nw mswmuimu ihjiiuhiWP.i mnjiBisiiiLsimi min himiwm wmnni i.iBnm F
pie say they are superior to any home
baking. Let them serve you.
We axe the leaders ror up-to-date
laundry work. Each shirt finished
by hand and put up in a carton. Insur
ing work. Delivered to you in good
condition. We guarantee no cracked
collars or cuffs. City Steam laundry.
Reid & Bollman, 417 Seventeenth
E. E. Lamp, plumbing, steam and
hot water heating, gas fitting. His
efficient knowledge of the business
justly entitles him to your- patronage.
His shop has all modern equipments.
Everything in plumbing supplies.
M. R. Iglehart, marble and granite-;
works, save you the middleman's prof
its. From 15 to 25 per cent saved on '
every monument and all kin is of mon
umental work. Call at our shop on
Second avenue and see for yourself. ;
Improving sight, that's what ourj
glasses are doing. If you have reason
to believe that there is anything
wrong with your eyes at all, you
srould have them examined by Fred
Bleuer, expert optician. Second ave
nue near Seventeenth street.
Johnson's Wood Dye Is not a mere
stain not simply a surface dressing.
It is a real, deep-seated dye, that goes
to the very heart of the wood and
stays there fixing a rich and perma
nent color. Johnson's Wood Dy is
made In 14 standard shades. ! For sale
by Lerca tt Greve, 2002-2004 Fourth
New term at Brown's
Business College, Rock
Island, opens Jan. 6.
It Looks Just as It Did When Rjmeo
Wooed th Sweet Veronese.
This was the home of the Car ilets,
from whom descended Juliet, tor
whom so many kind hearts have wept
and of whom the poets have sung.
You read the words on a table: by
the side of a tall and slender Tay
house In a quiet street of Verona A
few steps farther on the busy 111? of
the old city Is centered In the msrket
place and In the one or two stieets
that lead from it You stand In font
cf the lightly buiit dwelling, and you
look at the slim balcony of wood f om
which bent forward the form of the
radiant girl whose undying; love s ry
has echoed down the ageii. ' It Is an
autumn day. and within tbi rail of be
narrow framework some one has pac
ed red flowers in tall green pots, i A
curtain nt the little window inovesj in
tie breeze, a n-J IQuexpeit at anyi fo
ment to see the-dainty" form of Juliet
appear and to hear a rippling laugh fall
from her lips.
A woman stops from the room be
yond, through the open window and
stands to listen. She has n child In
her arms, and be elnpg his .hands.
laugning and crowing, rio dotibt Jnsfna
the beloved Veronese did centuries ago.
The mother hushes him, for she is In
tently listening to the market cries.
In the midst of that everyday Ufs
walks the Immortal Juliet Londou
RAPID DELIVERY COAL AND EXPRESS
Telephone W. 1198
Dealers in high grade coal. Springfield
coal, ton, $3.57.
BERT CARHAN, Mgr.
2506 Third Ave.. Rock Island. 111.