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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1913.
OWNERS FAVOR A
BIG PAVING JOB
Think That Lumping of Con
tracts Would Result in Work
Being Done Cheaper.
Between 25 and 80 property owners
long streets wnicn are scheduled to
ke paved In the near future, met last
Bight In the Business Men's suite of
rooms In the Safety building and dis
cussed the suggestion made recently
by the Eleventh avenue owners to the
end that the paving of a considerable
district be let In one Job In hopes of
getting better prices through the In
teresting of outside contractors who
now fight shy of thfs city because the
Jobs are too small to make them worth
while. Last night's discussion result
ed in accomplishing little other than
arriving at the conclusion that the
proper means of proceedure Is for
committees representing the different
streets and avenues, to get together, de
cide on a common material and then
arrange to have the paving done in a
Henry Carse presided as chairman
of the meeting and te discussion was
a general one but for the most part the
speakers Rave only their personal
views as Eleventh avenue is the only
one that has named a committee to
handle the matter.
It was a common belief of the speak
eis that tri-city contractors have ev
erything their own way here and that
they are nuking paving very expensive
with perfect assurance that they will!
not be molested because big contract- j
ors from other cities cannot come here
fi r ismall Jobs and make a profit, it
was alHo held that even the local pa
Injecting a pathos into bis words that.
taken with, the gloomy surroundings.
comes pretty near to bringing tne
tears. The trio, in closing. Joins in j
a few song numbers that are Immense.
The honors of the bill are shared by ! J
Menlo Moore's "Sorority Days," de
scribed as a study of college life la
black and white. There are six yo-g
people, three boys and three girls, in
the act, and they all can sing and sing
well, a fact that is rarely to be noted
in offerings of this character. It is
said to be the best of Moore's many
musical sketches, and you will agree
that it is when you see it. The act
is beautifully staged. Hetty Urma, ap
pearing in male impersonations, is
about as neat and clever entertainer
of her kind as you will see. She has
a sweet singing voice and wears
men's clothes with a modesty that
Instantly appeals. Your first thought
when you see her come before the
footlights is that you would much pre
fer to see and hear her without her j
stage disguise. Robinson and LaFayor
are comedy acrobats of a high class.
They do some hair-raising barrel-jumping.
Laddie Hale plays several kinds
of musical instruments. He is a young
ster and looks like a comer as a public
performer. The pictures that open and
close the show are among the finest
that have been seen this season at
the Empire. In its entirety the bill
Is an excellent one, and well worth
seeing from start to finish.
(Special to The Argue.)
Springfield. 111.. Feb. 11. Secretary
of State Woods issued a license to ln-
iriK firms oouM do tLe work cheaper corporate to the Regalia Manufactur-
it tne contracts are larger. ,pf, COmpany of Rock Island, with cap-
A member of the board of local im-1 Jta, gtock of .10i00o, and object th
provements In discussing .the meeting j njanufacturln(? of uniforms and regal
tHs morning expressed the telief that j The lncorporators are T. B.
ST-- h Vm ?? IT Eichelsdorfer. Nels A. Larson and Lillle
place," he said. "It will not be possible ,, -,,,.,,,, .
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kj K'-i uumiui; i uiiirai:iurn w u(j Mill uiu
any cheaper than will the local ones.
Things are sewed up here so nicely
that trl-clty Jobs will be done by tri
clty firms. The fact that the Job is
a big one might bring about a slight
reduction In cost, though 1 doubt
whether It would be enough to be ap
preciated by the property holders.
However. I for one, say let th? prop
erty owners rule In the mutter."
AT EMPIRE THEATRE
NoVelties are rare In vaudevyie, but
there is one at the Empire the first
half of the week that you are ad
vised not to allow to pas without wit
nessing It. "In Vacation Time" is
Its rather misleading title. There are
three participants, chief among whom
is Roland Carter, the possessor of a
bass voice of grand opera calibre, and
Is addition a comedian who will pull
a few laughs from you if you have
even a suspicion of a funny bone. "In
Vacation Time" has reference to pris
on life. When the curluln rol.s up a
tier of cells is revealed. Tl-hind the
bars are seen two prisoners in stripes.
One of them. Impersonated by Carter,
is In for life and the other, whose
name does not appear on the program,
is serving Hi) days. The third member
of the cast is the warden of th jail
and as he walks up and down in front ,
... .u..... . v ... Take
or uie ceus mere in uu fMiidiiK? i i
hrliht diulontie with Carter Las! i
-h, r-nwr l,i hi. !-eno in I Dunsmore & O'Connell smoke bouse
rnnfBn iniivhtor for fullv 10 minutes ! nd billiard parlor
Buy a home of Relay Bros.
For express, call William Trefs.
Trl-Clty Towel Supply company.
Kerler Rug company for vacuum
cleaning and rug-making.
Our B. B. serge at $33 Is the best
vah'e ever offered. J. B. Zin.mer't
Six per cent farm mortgages. Lltten
& Roberts, People's National bank
Men's regular 50-cent laundered
shirts, for Just half price. 25 cents, at
the Mill store.
Remember that Ralph Stanton has
everything to make your friends, who
We carry a complete line of grocer
ies, hardware, dry goods, men's fur
nishings and shoes. The Mill store.
Coal, coal. coaJ. The Rock Island
Fuel company will deliver to you all
the best grades of hard and soft coat.
Ward & McMahoa will Rive you
estimates on your plumbing, steam
and hot water heating that will save
Gansorfs "FruitiUaa," chocolate
covered fruits with liquid centers.
a box home today. For sale by
all leading dealers.
during this one cene. Then the Ger
man in the next cell to Carter brenks
Into the strains of "Molly Hurling."
one of the soups your mother iied to
hum to you. and he has a sweet voice.
corner of Twen
tieth street and Fourth avenue. Every
brand of good cigars and all kinds of
Mueller Lumber company will en
eb'e you to build a fine house or barn
h mm VICTOR VICTROLA EXACTLY LIKE CUT
$1.00 PER MONTH
PAY ONLY FOR THE RECORDS
The Victrola IV. offered above is the same high standard
of material and workmanship found in the highest priced
Victrolas. It plays all the records from the 60c Eire to
the $7.00 Sextet from Lucia. It has the finest reproducer
and is a true musical marvel. Come in tomorrow and
hear this wonderful $15 Victrola played alongside of the
$160 and $200 Victrolas. Shut your eyes and try to de
tect the difference.
Now is the time to get a Victrola in your home.
REMEMBER $1.00 PER MONTH
We carry at all times every Victor record made.
ARTHUR P. GRIGGS
121 East Second Street. Davenport, Iowa.
1; "The Store I
I with a
I Conscience' I
Tomorrow, February 12, the sun dawns on "Gross
man s bemi-Annual Odds and Ends Sale" an event the importance of which
will create an instant appeal with all women buyers.
Our first "Odds and Ends Sale," held last August, demonstrated our tre
mendous value-giving ability this sale greatly emphasizes our great power.
We wish to impress upon you that in many of the lines itemized below,
sizes are complete but lots are not all great, so that should you put off coming
for a few days you may not be able to get your particular size. The early
buyers at this sale will profit and be enabled to choose from generous displays,
but we make no promises for late buyers because this sale will be like all our
other special events thrifty buyers will flock here early that means sizes
will be broken within the first few days on many lines.
A Few of Those Beautiful Grossman Quality
, Seal Plush Coats at $10.
Good for many months this year, and you will get excellent service from them
all next winter.
I In the ;jF
J Heart J
t, of Moline
SPECIAL SILK DRESSES
15.00 to 22.50 values at ,
Gowns made of fine nainsook, slip-over
gowns, high V and square neck, en
tire yoke embroidered medallions
and lace, run with baby ribbons, 75c
value, during Odds and
Remember all altera
tions are free. This
sale is not the ordin
ary kind -where cer
tain garments are
held back. TVe offer
you your unrestricted
choice from any suit
worth to 41.75 at
Look for original
price tags take any
Buit originally priced
at 14.75 at onlv
Values to $5, Sweaters 2.98
10 dozen newest and best styles, knitted
pure worsted and all wool yarns, in
plain cardinal, mannish stitch and va
rious fancy weaves, single or double
breasted, some Norfolk styles and "ruff
necks," some with pockets, trimmed
with pearl buttons, all colors, sizes 34
to 44 (sizes limited)" now only 2.98.
6.00 to 10.00 values at.
75 DOZEN CORSET COVERS trimmed with lace and em
broidery, during Odds and Ends Sate 8 to 10 a. m. only-
$4 and $3 Skirts 2.9S Handsomely
tailored and wool serge skirts, gored
to fit smoothly over the hips; close
in the back; made with new serpen
tine plait across front to the side
and then straight to the bottom of
the skirt. Trimmed with buttons.
This is one of the new 1913 designs,
special for this Odds and Ends sale
White Waists at About Half An ex
traordinary offer during this odds and
ends sale. A purchase of sew spring
styles for 1913. Soft, sheer French
batiste, French lawns, finest TOlles,
etc., trtmmed with VaL lace and
Irish eroohet and dainty embroidery.
Scores of models to choose from, 34
to 44 (sizes limited) 1.60
to 1.75 values now ... ...
$2.00 Value Genuine Serpentine Crepe
Kimonos and French ohallies, Mexi
can colorings, empire style, trimmed
with satin, ribbons and buttons. Dur
ing Odds and Ends
DRAWEHSMadt of muslin, hemstitched, Isce and embroidered flounce, um
brella styles, regular 25c value during Odds and End Sale, & to 10 a. m., at 19c
2.00 House , Dresses at 1.25 and 93o.
Amoskeag gingham, standard qual
ity percales, some trimmed with plain
materials, plaits and ouffa, sailor col
lar and yoke effeets. Popular nurse
stripe, navy, Copenhagen blue, black
and white, gray and black, white and
blue .etc. Specially grouped in two
lots for this Odds and Ends sale
(sises limited) aq
1.25 and 5OC
$3.50 and $5.00 8llp-0ns 1.98 Wom
en's or Misses' high grade feather
weight rain coats, all tailored raglan
or box style; ollre or tan; latest
modes, now priced n qq
Alterations fre on
coats during this sale.
Many of these ooats
will be fine for all
next winter. Can yon
afford to pass this
saving chance t
Any coat priced to
Any coat priced to
GROSSMAN LEADS OTHERS FOLLOV
$3 and $4 Sweaters for 1.98
For women and misses, knitted in a
fine stitch of cold-water shrunk all wool
yarn; new monk collar with sailor ef
fect in front, pockets and turned back
cuffs; very elastic, give exceptional serv
ice, white, red, brown, navy and pray,
sizes 34 to 44 (sizes limited), priced at
out of the choicest select lumber and
you will be surprised ahd yet pleased
to learn the low prices they are mak
ing. Souders Laundering company at 501
503 Twelfth street. This laundry If
equipped with the very latest modsrn
machinery, turning out work that
not surpassed by any laundry in the
Kaln & Reinbardt cigar store still
takes tLe ltad. Most libi-raily patron
ized. Everything in tobacco, cigars
and smokers' supplies. Man is never
letter satisfied than when smoking
their choice brands.
1. 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 anu
all kind sof poultry. It makes the
hens lay every day.
The Rock Island Lumber and Manu
facturing company, lumber and build
ing material for all purposes, houses,
barns, granaries. We will give you an
opportunity to save a bis per cent. Let
us be of service to you.
Math's baKery ana confectionery
siore. the Bnest in the tri-ciues.
Bread, cakes, picB, cooki;s and hot
rolls. They can't be beat. Most peo
ple say they are superior to any home
taking. Let them serve you.
E. E. Lamp, p!umt!ng, steam and
hot water heating, eas fittine. His
efficient knowledge of the business
Justly entities 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 prot
its. From 15 to 25 per cent saved on
every monument and all kinas of iron
j umental work. Call at our shop on
Second avenue and see for yourself.
I Some cheese requires an aid in di-
I gestlon. Our cheese digests itself and i
other food as well. It is just the one '
, thing needful after a hearty meal. If ,
Jjou can't obtain the hearty meal our;
j cheese is the next thing to it. The
j Mill store. j
j W are the leaaers Tor up-;date j
i laundry work. Each shirt fliisbed i
I by hand and put up in a carton, lnsur- i
leg work. Delivered to you in good j
condition. We guarantee no cracked !
J collars or cuffs. City Steam laundry.
! Reld & Bellman, 417 Seventeec.ii
I? you can't come, phone. The tele
1 phone places our store just around the
I corner from you. One may telephone
; their order to this store and it will
have the same careful attention as if
j you called in person. You can trust
j u? "around a corner" to send you the
j best the market affords and full value
always. Try us and se6. The Mill
Have been making chocolates for 20
years now but never had any pack
age jump into national popularity quite
so quickly as my "Preferred" box of
chocolates. These are just a little
bit better. The name Gajsert on every
piece is a guarantee of their pur
ity. Get a box today.
Johnson's Wood Dye- is not a mere
stain not simply a surface dressing.
It is a real, deep-seated eye, that goes
to the very heart of the wood and
i stays there fixing a rich and perma
nent color. Johnson's Wood Dy- is
made in 14 standard shades. For sale
by Lercb & Greve, 2002-2004 Fourth
JOHN SCHERER BUYS
SAFETY BUILDING STAND
John Scherer, 1315 Sixth avenue, has
purchased the cigar stand in the Safe
ty building of R. S. Place, and will be
pleased to receive the patronage of his
friends in the city in the future. Mr.
Scherer is one of the oldest residents
of Rock Island, coming to this city
over 60 years ago where he has re
sided ever since.
SHOE REPAIR MAN
FLOURISHES A KNIFE
Enraged because W. P. Murphy, a
repair man, attempted to take a piece
of machinery out of the place, Thomas
Da Lasal, who operates a shoe repair
shop on Twentieth street, yesterday
morning seized a wicked looking knife
and rushing upon Murphy, attempted
to stab him, according to allegations
made this morning in police court.
The two clinched and Murphy was
finally able to disarm the Infuriated
Greek. This morning the case was con
tinued until tomorrow, pending the se
curing of other witnesses.
Murphy repaired a shoe stitching ma
chine and then demanded his money.
The proprietor refused to pay until
he Lad tried the machine for half a
day. An argument ensued and when
Murphy attempted to unscrew a sec
tion of the machine, the ffght began.
Will Arrive in City at 10:15
a. m. To Deliver Address
at Augustana College.
J o'clock in the morning and will es
cort him to the college where a pro
gram will be held. There he will do
liver an informal address on his dash
to the south pole. The Wennerberg
male quartet will render vocal selec
tions following the addresS.
Captain Amundsen will deliver aa
address tomorrow evening at 8 o'clock
at the coliseum in Davenport under
the auspices of Trinity Men's club of
ttib cathedral. A record breaking
crowd is expected to attend.
9TH AVENUE OWNERS
TO HOLD A MEETING
Owners of property on Ninth ave
nue between Twelfth and Twenty-fifth
streets are to meet at 8 o'ejock this
evening at the Schmid grocery, 823
Twentieth street, for the purpose of
discussing the materials to be used in
the improvement of the avenue.
While the board of local improve
ments has passed a resolution speci
fying asphalt, considerable opposition
has become manifest among owners
to the selection by the board of any
particular material until they have had
an opportunity for a full considera
tion of the subject on their own ac
count. The owners along the avenue are
almost a unit for the paving, but they
feel that they ought to have something
to say over what kind of paving
should be selected, and with that end
in view they have requested the board
to defer for a few weeks further ac
tion in advancing the improvement.
Considerable interest is being evinc
ed in the visit tomorrow morning to
Augustana college of Captain Roald
Amundsen, the noted Norwegian ex
plorer. Captain Amundsen will be
tendered a rousing reception by the
students of the college. The students,
with the college band, will meet the
A few minutes delay in treating
some cases of croup, even the length
of time it takes to go for a doctor often,
proves dangerous. The safest way is
to keep Chamberlain's Cough remedy
in the house and at the first lndica
tlon of croup give the child a dose.
Pleasant to take and always cures.
great explorer at the depot at 10:15 I gold by all druggists. (Adv.)
Feet massage a specialty
Telephone West 810-L.
LILLIAN M. ROUNDS
1922y2 Third Avenue.
IN WILD RUNAWAY
A horse belonging to the Korn Bak
ing company indulged in a wild run
on Seventh street at 8 o'clock this
' morning, narrowly escaping a collision
i with a Third avenue street car. The
j prompt work of Health Officer Allen
I Pratt, who dashed out Into the street
j and slezed the frantic horse by the
head, probably prevented a serious
accident. The driver of the bakery
wagon had gone into a residence to
deliver some goods, when the horse
became frightened and began a wild
dash, crossing the street car track but
a few inches In front of an approach
ing car. Mr. Pratt stopped the horse
at Seventh street and Eleventh ave
Licensed to Wed.
George L. Romick Davenport
Miss Lennia Clinkenbeard, Davenport
Earl Andas East Moline
Miss Mav Shuttle La Cwase
Is One of the Essentials of Modern Banking
This bank has devoted time and money to providing for the
convenience o its patrons, so that they will have no difflci'y
in transacting their banking business.
Make Our Bank Your Bank
II. E. CASTEEL, President, M. S. HEAGY, Vice Pres. H. B. Simmon, Ca:a,
Southwest corner Second avenue and Eighteenth street.