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THE ROCK ISIjVND ARGtJS. TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 2, 1913.
FOR LOCAL FIRM
Clemann & Salzmann Plan Ex
tensive Improvements at
Their Big Store.
An entirely new salesroom will greet
the numerous patrons of the bis
Clemann and Salzmann furniture stoys
on Second avenue; when the extensive
Improvements now being planned are
completed. The wall, which at pres
ent divides the showroom on the
main . floor. Is to be torn out and
huge steel girders installed In its
-stead. "This will enable the patrons
of the store to view the entire stock
of the floor.
in addition to tearing out the divid
ing wall, the entire interior of the
store will be remodelled. A stool
celling will be Installed and the en
tire store lighted by the new system
of reflected Illumination.
w - . ihq UWI.UUI, i 1 1 1 i i it lit iir
displace the rear wall, a number of
attractive display booths will be built.
The total cost of the interior improve
ments will amount to several thou
sand dollars. While nothing definite
has at yet been determined, it is pos
sible that the firm will add several
stories on to the present structure.
The building at present contains four
main floors and a basement When
the new improvements are finished the
store will easily be one of the best
and most up to date in the three cities.
WOUNDS FATAL TO
The terrible wounds which Miss
Verna Warelmm of Davenport received
in an automobile accident near Ben
nett, Iowa, proved fatal yesterday aft
ernoon at 1 o'clock, at St. Anthony's
hospital. She did not regain con
sciousness after being thrown from
the machlnr. Concussion of the brain
was caused by the fall.
The funeral will be held tomorrow
afternoon at her home. Interment will
be made in Oakdale. Miss Caroline
Grimm, and her father, F. A. C. Grimm
of 2017 Sum mitt avenue, who were also
In the automobile at the time it was
telescoped, are recovering nicely from
their injuries. The number of the car
which ran into the Grimm machine has
been ascertained but to whom it oe
longed is still a mystery. The offi
cers are Investigating.
THEY'RE BRINGING UP THIS LITTLE DUKE
ON AMERICAN LINES; PRESS IRRITATED
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Grand Duke Friedrich-Franz of Metklenburg-Schwerin.
A good deal of irritation has been trans-Atlantic friends) both speak Ehg
expressed by writers in the Germanlish with a pronounced accent Their
press at the remarkable partialityonly son, the hereditary Grand Duke
shown by the reigning grand duke andFriodrich-Frans, who celebrated his
grand duchess of Mecklenburg-Schner-third birthday on April 22, has two
in for everything that is American. nurses, both American, and the grand
They are said to buy their boots andduke has expressed his intention of"
much of their clothing in New York.later on engaging an American tutor
while (owing to the number of theirfor his son and heir.
NEGRO IS SLUGGED
BY THREE WHITES
John Kelly, arrested on complaint
cf D. Johnson (colored) was bound
over to tae grand Jury this morning
under $1,000 bonds charged with as
sault with intent to commit robbery.
Last night Keliy, John Nelson and
Herman Reeber entered a ealoon at
Twenty-second street between Second
and Third avenues. They stole a
Quantity of bott.eJ beer from the ice
chest and upon issuing forth upon th;
s'reet came upon the negro, Johnson,
who was asked to buy Fome beer.
Ke stated he was broke, agd when
the venders heard this tb?y became
angry. Kelly threw the bottles at, the
negro's head, inflicting serious in
jury. Nelson and lteeber paid fines
of $10 and ccstg for disorderly conduct.
and Albert Friebele at home. Ten
grandchildren survive, two In Rock
Island, being Mrs. Arthur Johnson and
Miss Ruth Johnson and 11 great
Mr. Friebele fought in the Civil war
and wsb a member of the 102nd Illi
nois infantry. He came to Rock Is
land in 1871 and engaged in the tailor
lug l:usinpss, his shop being at his
home. Until six years ago be was
able to work at his trade but declin
ing health forced him to retire at that
The funeral will be held Thursday
morning at 10 o'clock at the resi
dence. Interment will be made In
TOWER GARS HAVE
A NARROW ESCAPE
Only Small Damage Results
from What Might Have Been
BLACK HAWK CO.
HELD A BANKRUPT
Sears Brick Manufacturing
Company Files Petition in
Frederick Frlebela, veteran ta-lor,
passed away thtg morning at 5:15 at
his home, 1711 Fourth avenue. He
had been in failing health for some
time due to liver trouble and a gen
eral breaking down.
Deceased was born in Baden Baden,
Germany. June 27, 18:16, and came to
New York in 1848. He located at Ra
cine, Wis., In 1854. and was united in
marriage in 1856 to Miss Julia Kile,
who died many years ago. His second
marriage occurred in 1883 to Miss
Carol'.ne Pearson, who Is left to mourn
hig death with fire children: Mrs.
Marie Thomas, Peoria: Carl Friebei.
Chlesgo; Harry Frlebele. Highland
Park. Chicago; Musi Mable Frlebele
Peoria, III.. Sept. 2. The Blac
Hawk Manufacturing Co. cf Sears, in
Rock Island county, today filed a vol
untary petition in bankruptcy in the
rederal court here.
The company is Er.gcsed in the man
ufacture of brick and clay products.
In its schedule it places its liabilities
in the sum of $iD6.506, and its asset3
at $146,813. These include real estate
cf an estimated value of ?S5,000, stock
In trade $27,787. and machinery and
The principal creditors- include the
German Savings bank of Davenport,
with its claim of ?55,317, which is se
cured by mortgage.
Naperville Postmaster Quits.
. Washington, Sept. 2. Representa
tive S'.rlnper cf lilinolg has been ad
vised that, the postmaster at Naper-v-ille.
Roil N. Giber, has resienei. E.
I M. Dieter is a candidate for the place
and has the Indorsement of the demo
cratic central committee of Dupage
"Can be depended upon'' is an ex'
pressicn we all like to hear, and when
It is used in connection with Cham
berlain's Colic, Cholera and Diar
rhoea Remedy it means that it never
fai'.s to cure diarrhoea, dysentery or
bowel complaints. It is pleasant to
take end equally valuable for children
and adults. ' Scld by all druggists.
What might have been a serious col
lision was narrowly averted by the
coolness of a motorman on one of the
Watch Tower line cars early last even
It is stated that one of the cars
filled to capacity was following im
mediately behind another when the ac
cident occured. The first car slowed
down to enter a switch but in some
manner the brakes onthe second car
refused to work for a moment and a
rear end collision followed. "
Just before the impact, however, the
use of the brakes was restored by the
motorman, who gallantly stood at his
post and while ft came too late to save
damaging a fender on each car, K j
caused the speed of the car to be :
diminished enough to avert serious
ARRIVES AT ARSENAL
Lieutenant and Mrs. C. R. Eaton
have arrived at the Rock Island ar
senal. The couple were recently mar
ried in the east. Lieutenant Eaton
comes from Sandy Hook, New Jersey
and succeeds Lieutenant Arthur Budd,
who was transferred to the east.
A man known only as John Doe, but
on whose shirt was the name John
Ford No. 1, waa this morning found
to be Insane by a medical commis
sion in county court, composed of Dr.
Albert Mueller and Dr. J. C. Souders.
The man was picked up 15 days ago
in Silfis and has refused to talk since
that time. He has been in the county
All the news all the time The Argus.
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea remedy is today the best
known medicine in use for the relief
and cure of bowel complaints. It
cures griping, diarrhoea, dysentery,
and should be taken at the first un
natural looseness of the bowels. It is
equally valuable for children and
adults. It always cures. Sold by ail
druggists. (Adv. )
Constantinople. Rev. George C.
Raynolds, M. D., who came from
America 45 years ago and established
$1 to $2 Lawn
All remaining stocks' of Sum
mer Kimonos, made of light
weight lawns. In fitted or loose
effects, and all aires to 44-inch
bust measurement. Formerly SI,
$1.60 and $2, now : r?(
reduced to...... 07C
THE ALWAYS BUSY STORE
esv artist TV
GROSSMAN LEADS, CTt1R$ FOUOYf
$2.98 for $4.00 and
The kind that will be $4. $5 and
even more later in the season.
They come in checks or serges,
in all the new draped, fancy or
plain tailored styles ; Cj O QQ
choice .........;. V0
Over 500 Beautiful Summer Frocks
Must Be Sold at Once
Summer Dresses that formerly sold from $5.00 ts $29.75 on
sale tomorrow in three groups at a fraction of their actual value
Worth $5.00 to
Worth $11.50 to
Worth $17.50 to
THIS offering comprises all that remains of our stock of finest Summer
Dresses a charming assortment of crepe dresses, . voile dresses ratina
dresses, linen and lace dresses styles suitable for immediate service and for
party and dance wear during the Fall season all must be closed out at once,
regardless of cost of former price.
EYTD A 120 Dresses sizes 14, 16, 18 and 36 were
EA. I IJ $108 while thev last
Choice of All Women's and Misses'
$5.00 to $12.98 Summer Suits, $2.00
All remaining stocks "of Women's Spring and Summer
Suits, comprising 112 Suits, in wash materials, formerly
priced from $5.00 to $12.98, will be offered at this reduc
tion. Early selection is advisable if you
have best choice at ,
Women's Coats, Values to $12.50
We hare a few Summer Coats still on hand of cotton eponge and linen
crash,, in both three-quarter and seven-eighth lengths. These are par
ticularly adapted for automobile and street wear, and are made in both
plain. and semi-dress styles. Nothing better for cool September even
ings. Choice of tan, or white. Owing to the limited quantity we cannot
send any of these particular coats on approval. tO t
Values up to $12.50, sale price J)5.UU
An Exposition of Clever Styles In
New Fall Suits for Women and Misses at
14 18 24
Extraordinary Values at Each Price. 1
We show here one of the many clever new Fall Suits for Women and Misses that are
now on display. The one illustration gives you the front and side view, depicting clearly
the graceful lines on which this garment is built, and demonstrating that you caa
secure the most authentic fashions at Grossman's at very moderate cost.
There Are Fully 70 Distinctive Styles From Which to Choose at
il4H, il8 and 24
A variety of plain and fancy tailored models made up of the neweBt materials, em
bracing wool eponges, matelassa, broadcloth, cheviot, serges, Bedford and wide-wale
diagonals, in all the newest colors. They are suits of character and superb values.
i Silk-Lined New Fall Suits
Of all wool serge navy and black lined vith guaranteed satin coats 38 inches long,
new cutaway models skirts draped in the newest fashion J j r nn
very special values selling at.
-v t at m-m w t ni r
$2 White Waists, $1.39
Ready for the prompt approval of women is this lot of
splendidly made White Waists, of 6oft lingerie, imported
voiles, French lawns, allover embroidered and crepe voiles.
These are made with high or low necks, alsq in pretty
collar effects, with , long or short sleeves and very
prettily trimmed with dainty laces, rufflings d on
and jabots regular $2.00 values Pl5Jf
c3 nn J cq en q:u qu:i
Attractively made from China Habutal and Wash Silks,
also crepe de chine silk, in solid white and striped pat
terns, long or short sleeves-i-J3.00 and
$3.50 values choice
Attractiva New Millinery for
Just now we are show
ing new Millinery for im
mediate wear, among
which are the new effects
Lace and Velvet Com
A special showing of new
Black Hats with velvet
crown and lace brim.
In this department may
now be seen a very pleat
ing assortment ,of Satin
and Velvet Street Hats in
the soft effects, at prices
.' 'if -
in the city of Van a boys' school, j advanced to the grade of college, has lege in Turkey,
which the American board of conrmis- J been elected president of the institu-J
loners for foreign missions recently tion. This is the tenth American col-! A11 the news n the tlme The ArSu,
Lay bold on life with both bands.
Wherever tboo mayest seize it. it to
BY WALTER GREGORY. !
OME folks wondered at
the marriage be
tween Stephen Rob
erts and Clara Colby,
and others admitted
that it might be
a good thing. Some
folks wondered be
cause Stephen was
an old bachelor and
set in his ways, while
tbe young lady was
known to be rather nighty and flirty.
Some admitted because they thought
an old bachelor was just the husband
to make a frivolous wife settle down.
There was one thing Miss Clara
bragged of as a girl, and that was
that nobody could manage her. What
ever she wanted to do sbe would do.
Her marriage wasn't going to make
a bit ol difference about that.
Ehe said so to Stephen. His an
swer is not recorded, but whatever
It wu be probably did some tbinking.
and perhaps ha made up his mind to
pursue a certain policy.
It was weeVa aft?'- the wedding be
fore there waa a dash. The husband
made a suggestion now and then, in
stead of commanding or nagging.
While they were only suggestions, the
young wife found herself following
them without opposition. anU this
pleasant? state of affairs might have
continued but for an even more friv
olous wife who dropped in one after-!
noon to Bay:
"Clara Roberts, do you know that
all the folks are talking about the
way you've been humbled since your
"What I humbled:" was the ex
clamation. "Yes. Everybody notices it. You
used to have a mind of your own. but
now you are as humble as a eat. We
all say it's a shame for your husband
to lay the law down to ycu as he
"But he doesn t. He has never
tried to boss me one single time."
"Ybu used to be out every after
"He Just thought it was a little too
"You haven't been to the club In
"Stephen said he'd rather stay
"You didn't ride out at air last
"But we haven't a carriage of our
own. you know, and the hired ones
are very expensive."
"Just so. Everybody said Stephen
Roberts would put an end to your
extravagances. O, he's bossing you
hen the visitor had departed,
Mrs. Roberts sat down and reviewed
the situation. Was her husband
bossing her? Was he humbling ner
10 tne qusit vvas ne lnsidiouslv
curtailing her privileges? No! Yes!
Come to think of It he was actual
ly playing the domestic tyrant and
wearing a mask while doing it. Oth
er folks had noticed it right along,
but she had been foolish and blind.
She had given up this and given up
t jat and now people were calling her
r. humble cat!
And did that domestic tyrant of a
Stephen Roberts think any more of
her for her sacrifices, as she named
them? Not a bit. He wo Id simply
go on demanding more. He had ask
ed her to give up hired carriages, but
had b given up cigars? He had ask
ed her to eliminate her dab. wasn't
he riding .the goat at his lodge one!
night a week?
Miaa Clara Roberta had three hours '
to think things over before her hus
band came up to dinner. That was
plenty of time to arouse her ob
stinacy, and when he entered the
house she waa ready for him.
The love-light had gone out of her
eyes. There was a red spot on either
cheek. Sbe waited five minutes for
him to ask what the matter waa. and
as be didn't do it she bold-ly declared:
-'Stephen, I want to ride out every
afternoon next week!"
"You know what my salary ia at
the bank," he replied.
"And I ahall go to the club!"
"I hope not."
"And I want a new suit at once!"
-'I didn't marry you to be ground
"Mother caid I could come borne to
her any time."
"And if things don't change at
once I'll go! Lwant it decided right
cere ana bow.
"So do I!"
Mrs. Robert left th table and
went over to the east window. She
changed to the west one. Then 6he
sat down. Then she stood up again.
Mr. Roberts refused to be drawn
into an argument to spoil hla appe
tite. He refused to aay what he
would do, and it waa for her to give
in or carry out her threats. Give in?
She walked upstairs and began to
array herself. The distance to her
mother's manor bouse was a mile and
a half, and darkness was at hand. She
would go. however. She would go if
the distance were ten miles. There
was a husband to be brought to time.
There was a principle at stake. Peo
ple were referring to her aa a worm
of the dust. They should see!
All family jars do not bring thun
derstorms. This one did, however,
The wife who started for mother's
with haughty step and hard-set face.
leaving a husband behind her at his
coffee, had not trailed through tbe
ausi more man hair a mile when
wind, rain, thunder and lightning
were upon ner.
She was thoroughly soaked before
she could gain the shelter of an old
tumble-down -barn. She tried to re
main angry, but ghe was too wet. She'
was also frightened. Every time it
lightened, the red-hot thunderbolt
made a straight trail for the sagging
roof over her head.
Why had not Stephen stopped her
from leaving the house? That was
ttra question the young wife asked
herself over and over as she stood
there In her sopping shoes. . Why
hadn t he kissed her and tried to
make up? She bad said she was o-
lng home to mother, but he hadn't
nied one single objection.
Ob, what a heartless brute! That
Is, she would give a year of her life
if he was there with her now!
Thunder, lightning, rain, darkness,
and an old tramp getting his courage
up to attack her!
And even if she lived to reach, her
mother's house what sort of, a story
could she tell? When she first start
ed out she felt she wouid be received
with open arms, and that the mother
would say: .
"So you have left that villain for
good and all! Good! Come to my
arms, child. Yout have a mother to
take your part. I will see that Ste
phen's neck is broken within a
week!" - "
Now. In that old ' ruin, with her
shoes a-sop and the rain pelting down
harder and harder, she Just cried like
a baby and called out:
"Mother, 1 forbid you to break his
neck! Stephen is the best husband
in all the world!" '
Then a hand clasped one of hers,
and an arm stole around her waist.
She had not heard any one approach,
but ah was not startled. She was
gently drawn put of the ruin Into
the road along it to her home.
Not a word was spoken on the way
home not a word for an hour later.
Then .the husband quietly observed:
"I'll order tbe carriage for nexl
"But I don't want you to," she r
plied. "I'm coming down to the bad
every evening to walk home with .
Those Missing Arms.
Venus was telling her friend
about her missing arms.
"I 'lost them in a revolving door
while trying to attend a sale ol
peach-basket haU." h whisperer"