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THE ARGUS, MONDAY NOVEMBER 19. 1894.
Y0I1 lift. We will give every economical buver of Rock Island and vicinity Tuesday, Another chance to profit sal! for this day only, TUESDAY, Nov. 20. Special inducements for all this week. Any purchaser of Dress Goods I . t 1 M to tne amount or z or more wii be entitled tn live yards of Cambric, 1 one spool of silk, FREE. The above does not from 63c to 39c silk on wool fancies, which we wui comuiuc iu :eii as long as tney last. Come quick. All wool Vests or Tants, size 16 W) doz Fancy Dress Buttons, worth 25c per doz, for this great sale, per doz yc Children's Fast Black Hose, 25c quality, for this great sale, sizes fij, 10 15c A lar'e size Kacinator, all wool. 1J yards square, black or white, cheap at 75c, for this sale 42C Et'li rdown for Childcrn's Cloaks, per jd 39C tallies' lSIack Wool Mittens for this sale gc Ladies' aod Gents' Tennis Flannel Night Robes 88c Anuther lot of those Celebrated Cotton Batts ." 6C Our f 12 Coney Capes, for this sale $8.99 arbour's Pure Linen Thread 5e Curtirc'.Ii Spool Silk 3c A lM-autiful Double-Knotted, Fringed Chenille Table Cover, ex- luavy and fancy pattern, for this great sale 85c To boom our Toy Department we will give our 25c blocks for. . .11c boe Lasts for this sale, each . . 7C Pumpas Grass for this sale, jer bunch 5c Blue and white Preserving Kettles, size 16., 15c Mop Micks, patent cloth holder 5c No. 2 Hinge Climax Chimney 2c No. 1 Sun Chimney, plain top. ; ic Onr-pint Tin Cup lc Furniture Given Away. A large line of elegant furniture given away when you have traded f 15 to $25. It is not necessary to trade it all at one time. Trade at your convenience, and all purchases will count toward these presents. Crockery Department. We show the largest line of Toilet Sets, Dinner Sets, Cream Sets, Fine Bric-a-Brac, and Cups and Saucers of any house west of Chicago. Young & Mc Combs Your Pictures Now is the time before the Christmas rush. Beautiful mouldings just in and going at the very lowest figures. Adams Wall Paper Company, 310, 312 and 314 Twentieth street. Biggest Store. Biggest stock in the three cities. Cold Weather Will soon be here, and ADAMS is prepared to show you a large as sortment of Warm Lined Footwear Which is just what you want for comfort and ease. We also carry CARRIAGE BOOT for party or reception use. Very neat, stylish and warm, as they can be worn over the shoes. ADAMS For Stylish and Substantial Footwear. Eighteenth and Second Avenue. Nov. 20 by their great srwhl Dress Goods yards of Silisia, and influx mir crtAii1 mif Framed A MODEL MINE, THIS That of the Coal Valley Mining Company at Sherrard. TEE LARGEST DT TEE WORLD. A Visit This Little aflata Towa, Where Last B prist Mot a Hoass Stood Sights tab Sees Going Throar the Couatry Motes or the Trip. Through the courtesy ef Supt. H. B. Sudlow, an A eg us representative was invited to accompany the offi cials of the R. I. & P. railway and Coal Valley Mining company on their regular monthly trip on the pay car Saturday afternoon, all the towns on the Mercer county division being visited. Supt. Sudlow, Trainmaster H. P. Greenough, Paymaster Ltppin cott, of the R. I. & P.. Harry Harri sion, paymaster of the Coal Valley company, the Misses Grace Jobe and Mamie Lee, stenographers in the company s' offices, and Hiram Cable, manager of the Pike's Peak cog-wheel railway, composed the party. The special car, which was in charge of Conductor Ilamsen and Ensrineer Parks, and pulled oy engine No. 11, left the depot at the foot of Twentieth street at 1:25 p. m. The Trip. To one who never had the pleasure of making the trip on such an occa sion, it is indeed a novelty. On ap- proacning me uinerent stations could be seen a small delegation of men. each.of whose countenances evidenced expressions of welcome at the arrival of the train which they knew bore the fruits of their service. The train comes to a standstill, the men stand on the outside, and enter as their names are called, departing more richly clad, financially. This for. mality is gone through at each town. It was an ideal day, the glistening rays of thesunshiue as tliey shone on the frost bitten leaves of the trees, which were robbed of their green clad appearance bv the effect of the autumnal weather, lent beautv to the scenery plentiful while passing tnrougu in is terine strip 01 country. Between Taylor llidge and Preemp tion could be teen large farms of corn stalks, which were being stripped of their bearings by the contented and independent ruralist, who was reap ing the fruits of his season's lubur. When Preemption is reached, there are two tracks one leading to Cable, and the other to Sherrard, the town which, while not heard much of as yet, would surprise many with its Deautnui surroundings and size. Sherrard. This rapidly growing mining town was the next to be visited. It is sit uated about Ave miles southeast of Pre-emption and two and one-half miles from Cable, just over the line in mercer county. ine land on which this thriving little village is situated was last spring nothing more man a Darren strip 01 country. A wonderful transformation has taken place in the past few months, a village surpassing in residences, nu merically speaking, to say nothing of its oeauty and advantageous sur roundings, many of the older neigh boring towns, wnicn is ample encour agement to its promoters that the establishment ot a city here is a propnecv, while doubtful, is deserv ing of consideration. There are al ready constructed about forty residences, an occupied, while a numoer are yet to be com pleted this fall. A hotel, me tropolitan in dimensions and de sign, is about finished. It contains 2! rooms, will be heated by steam, lighted with gas and furnished with water by means of a tank, which will be stationed at the top of the build' ing, the water falling by gravity to the different compartments. The lower floor will be used as a bank and will be conducted by Evans & Jones, of Reynolds, who also ruu a banking business at the latter place A general merchandise store, the property of the Coal Valley Mining company, which also contains the posteSice, is already in running or der, beside other business houses. A depot recently built by the R. I. & P. railway company is" in keeping with the city-like appearance of the rest 01 inis little town. The fact that the Coal Valley Min ing company has sunk at this place the largest bituminous coal shaft in the world warrants the rapid up building 01 bherrard, as it will yield. when in full working order, over twice the amount produced by the company's shafts at Cable, the out put there being something like sev enty car loads per day. Operations in tue new mine win be commenced some time during this week, and while only about fifty men will be employed at the start, the number will be gradually increased to the hundreds. The shaft, which is lo cated about ninety reds to the north' west of Sherrard, is 225 feet deep. The hoisting machinery is built after model constructed by Supt. Robert Lee. and indeed it would be super fluous to attempt of description. He has equipped the shaft with two huge iron buckets, in connection with the ordinary cages, which are used for hoisting coal only in case if a mishap or break should be caused in the other conveyance. As there are also two separate engines and boilers it is almost impossible to delay act ive operations. While the structure over the shaft is built much after the design of the one at Cable, its inside workings,' especially in the distribution of the coal is a wonderful improvement. The pro duct is hoisted about one hundred and fifty feet above the surface, where the iron bucket is relieved of its contents by an automatic device and passes into a large chute. After passing through a grating process the coal is delivered into cars sta tioned underneath separated in three different sizes lump, slack and nut : without requiring the lruch of men's hands, in this way three cars are loaded and weighed at one time. Everything is operated in a system atic and simple manner, this precau. tion being observed even in the con struction and operating of each de partment, no matter how minute in its appointment. With the pleasant prospects which are in store for this beautiful town, it is fair so predict a population of no less than 1,600 residents in the course of two or three years. Being situated in the midst of aa agricul tural country whose fertility is noted for its richness, Sherrard still enjoys another advantage over its predeces sor Cable. After spending a few minutes in this interesting place, of which enough cannot be said, the journey was resumed, the train go ing back as far as Preemption, aud tnence on to cable. Tbs Miners Holiday. Every pay day the mines at Cable are shut down at noon, to give the men an opportunity to get to their homes, clean up and arrange to re ceive their once-a-month allowance. Dressed in their best 400 or 500 toil ers of the bowels of the earth were standing around the depot, when the train arrived. Here the paymasters are kept busy for over an hour dis posing of tha't which is received by everv man with a smile of evident prosperity. This is Cable's busiest day; the day when the merchant. like the miner, is to be compensated for his past month's labors. Every store presented a lively scene, extra clerk hire being necessarv to cater to the demands of numerous pur chasers, uraduallv the crowd di- misbed: as the miner settled his vari ous little accounts and made provis- 10ns lor the coming month, he . ... . - could be seen going to his home, a peaceful, honest, happy and con tented and law-abidingcilizen. A per son would naturally suppose that like most mining towns, Cable was peopled 1111 a uisturoing element, liut not so. On the contrary, its population is coiniKised of educated, Christian- Ike ami honorable citizens, full of sociability and pride of home, who are want to live a life of peace and happiness. An hour or so was spent by Tue akgi s man in company with Supt iec, wno in an entertaining manner explained the workings of improved machinery used at the Sherrard mines from a model ot his own in vention. Mr. Lee has made the mining business a life stu.iv, beinr employed in his present capacity by ine i,uai valley Mining company irom its incipiency. Leaving Time It was already 5 o'clock, and two hours having been passed away here anu tne oniciais having completed their mission, the train w as started homeward. Five cars of coal had been attached and the train made regular. At every Btation several passengers wonld get aboard and bv the time Rock Island was reached 4 o'clock the coach was full. While the trip itself is a very pleasant ene. it was made all the more enjoyable by the courtesy and hospitality of the diuerent ductals. Kotrs of the Trip. James Maucker came in from Key nolds to spend Sunday in the city. M. . Archer and son, Frank. came home Saturday night, having just completed two bouses at Sber rard. Ex-Supervisor Joseph Fi7patrick, of Milan, has encased in the stock business with Reynolds' well known shipper, Meigs W ait. Arthur McNeil was among the pas sengers for Rock Island. He is do ing the plumbing on Sherrard's new hotel for Baker & Housman, and spent bundsy at home. When nearing Pre-emption, Tdk Auut's representative's attention was called Ho an old white church. It was built years azo bv Benjamin Whitsitt, since deceased, who used to hire and pay a minister of his own choice. Music Hath Charms. Music is the charm of anv enter tainment. For acommunityto show its appreciation of music is an evi dence 01 its refinement. The Alveraz family, known Europe over as the musical Darners ol Seville, stand alone in a peculiar line of musical work that has gained them fame in two worlds. August Mignani, the originator of the Mignani family of musical paviers, is the inventor of most of the peculiar instruments used by the Alveraz familv in their entertainment, playing airs from the best operas with razors and other im plements of the tonsorial artists, to say nothing of the popular ditties of me day leritea out of chairs, bowls. boots, shoes and cuspidors, stamp tuis wonueriui lamny as musical gam uses, xney are with the Al G. Field minstrels and pantomime of Aladdin at Harper's theatre on Sat urday evening. It Ooes Not Cost Aarthlas? 10 try Far kg' Sure Cum. A srwri fie cure of all diseases nncnliar t.n wom en. Ask your druggist our guaran teed plan. Sold by Uartz d Vile-niever. Kew Voal lard. The Empire - Coal company has opened a coal yard for the sale of the celebrated Gilchrist, Mercer county, coal. Office in the Diamond Jo ware house, corner of Seventeenth street and the levee. Telephone . 1105. George Lamont, agent. The Abgcs, only 10c a wccV. FIXING UP THE LIST. Repsbllcaa Cosktr Committee Dictates Obedient to the call of Chairman Steve Collins, the republican county committee met at the Harper house this morning to participate in a love- feast and to dictate the appointees under the county officers elect. .Con gressman P. S. Post, who never misses an opportunity to be on hand when there is a gathering of the faithful of his district, no matter how large or how small, hove in the first thing this moraine and was ery much -on hand all day. Sis ter Payne also came down from Zuma to lend the gentleness of his presence to the deliberations. The MaslaeM Bessie. When the committee went into session all the members were present or accounted for. Chairman Collins directed the proceedings. Congress man rost was present ana made a short speech, slating his position on the various questions of national moment. He declared for protection. and on the money issue proclaimed nimseii a 01-tnctalist. tin this subject he did not talk at length, pre ferring, he said, to hear the views of the representatives present of the re publican party in the county. Var. ions memiiers expressed themselves, all, with two exceptions, coinciding with the roncrressnian's ideas of moncv matters. The committee is somewhat at sea as to the appoinlnieuts under the officers elected. While Chairmaa Collins and Bob Bennett are favor able to the idea of the committee naming the men, the preponderance of feeling is not altogether in sym- patny wun the course, although the members may yet all be brought around to it. County Clerk Kobler stated that bis present force was sat- isiactory to turn, and would not be disturbed. Treasurer Fred Titter- iugtou was disposed to put on airs about his deputy, and stated that he was in no hurry about naming him. Sheriff-elect ilcmenway was more submissive, although he is still wav ering between W. K. Carey and W. J. Hanson. After the conference the commit tee dined at the hotel and later took up the question of appointments again. 1 be bills of the campaign assessments, expenses, etc., were audited. rnjost Uismsai Officer Phancygan It's thin you're lonkin, Mike. Officer O'Morphy 'Tis the fault of the chief, be handed to 'im. Officer Phanypan How's that? Officer O'Morphy Shure, an he put me on a beat with never a fruitstand on it, the cliscriuiiuaticg bloggard ! Chicago Record. Second Rental. The Amateur Musical club will give its second recital of the season at the Standard club rooms tomorrow afternoon at S o'clock. An interest ing program has been arranged. The Weather. Practically stationarv tempera ture, cruwinir warmer tomorrow Today's temperature, 22 1. j. n ilz, iruserver. Pnrifv your blood, tone up the svs- tem, anu regulate the digestive or, gans by taking llord's Sarsaparilla. soia oy an druggists. KNOWLEDGE Brings comfort and improvement and tenia to personal enjoyment when rightly used. The many, who live bet ter than others and enjey life more, with les expenditure, by more promptly adapting the world's best products to the needs of physical being, will attest the Talue to health of the pure liquid laxative principles embraced in the remedy, Pyrup of Figs. Its excellence is due to its presenting in the form most acceptable and pleas ant to the taste, the refreshing and truly beneficial properties of a perfect lax ative; effectually dear-ring the system, dispelling coida, beatiadtea and fevers ana permanently curiig constipation. It has r ivpii satisfaction to millions and act with the approval of the medical profession, becau.e it acts on the Kid neys, Liver and Bowels without weak ening them and it is perfectly free from every objectionable substance. Syrup of Fijrs is for sale by all druf gists in 5tc and tl bottles, but it it man ufactured by tlie California Fig t?yrup jo. only, whose name is printea on every packacr, also the name. Hyrup off Firs. aud being well informed, you mill nut accept auy subeUlute u o He red. QPCCULATIOn la Wall stmt nccvr u II y carries' oa with Uie aid of ost 8i3r BUM LsHsr aaa psav- pbUts oa saecaUt'.oa. Msilid Faaa. PiseratioaaT Aocoan a aneeisltv. Direct srhe f mm oar viiote to all WasUra L'aioa Teleiraoa OBces la Iha I'nile Mates. All Information FREE. Bask iracca. UE!:A36C3.,nlnbfi. Ks. 41 Brosdwajr, - KKW YORK C1TT McC ABE'S DIs Taeable la Dress Goods and Blankets oveb 2,500 yards of DRESS TIM IS HOW VI 71a A YARD Changeable Sailings 2 15 colors, value 15c They go at 7Jc. 91 a A YARD S( to S6 inch mixed 2 ed Suitings, value 18c 4Qa A YARD-400 yds 56 inch Suit LO0 lnrs. small checks and strinea. should be 42c a yd. 00a A YARD 20 pieces all wool. v noveltv Saltings. M,il, ernrlh A YARD 20 pieces all wool, novelty Suitinrs. easilv worth 50c a yd. 0Qf A YARD 16 styles Imported. W all wool French" and (rerman weaves, fancy and plain, value 55c. Blankets and Comforts. Wool was bought whea prices were lowest. Work was done whea depression was greatest. From the start to the finish these poo ls came under every condition favorable to cheapest production. Read the list. seb the blaxket a i coufort Robs the thought of a cold winter of half its terrors to know of such goods at auch prices. At 85c a pair, strong Cotton Blank ets. 10-4 eize. At C2c a pair. Sanitary Grey Blank ets 5872 inches, extra well made. At 85c. heavv wool mixed, good fnll 10-4 aire. At 1.32, heavy wool mixed, sire 10-4. At 2.?5. soft pure wool 11-4 Blank et, worth f3. Other splendid values at 2.94. 13.18. ,1.25, 3.87. 4, 4.15 and 14.S8 and up to the exceptionally cnoice caiuornia Blankets at f a pr. Xew Books. Zola's 'Lourdes.'" "At Market val ue," by Grant Allen. -Rachel Dene," by Robert Buchanan. -A Daughter of the King." by Alien. All the above works at f 1 per volume, handsome ly bound, worth 1.1'5. $2.00 Ladies fine Dongola boot, patent tip, all solid. Opera or narrow square toe. Best shoe for the money ever offered. 2.50 Buys a better shoe, a little more style, and wears better. Try a pair of these. $3.00 That's where we talk. Our Welts and Turn boots can't be equaled at the price. Lots of style. Fit guaranteed, and great wearing qualities. Men's Shoes At $2.00 S2.S0 and SJ.OO that are trade winners. "The BOSTON," 162) Second Ave;, Under Rock Island House. Three Straight Lines Always Upward as to Quality. Always on the dead level as 4 w r vtii tir - , v . snn W fl,VA. c., - - - wt a aim 11 iuiu sitswsv .UVCT CVCT) Z thing in desirable and seasonable goods from C I nsi Privl m C ttr 1 w w.w .v.v .w uui uiaucs, , vif c nave an unrivaled selection in such makes of goods as are suitable to the times. Ptfftot ia fitjrit, Ltwtst i Pti. Kn'i, Icy j nd aiilm'i CLGTimiG. Sommera 1804 Second Avenue. 1 GOODS to be sold to is wii a. ARK (MilXO TO DO IT: OJU A YARD New colors and black. 46 inch fine tw 11 French serge, valoe 60c, almost ha f price. JQa A YARD 52 inch, all wool. Vj imported Suitings, tl cy sell at 5c a yard. CO A YARD 100 yards all wool Uv English and French rtorm ser- lire. 52 inches wide, regal tr 90c to 1 1 1.00 iualitv. C(U A YARD B. Priestley Go's. U Black Cheviots, uncalled for wear and style, always were tl.00 a yd. At 2.12, silver prey, 11-4 extra quality wool. At 6i'c well made, good size Com fortables worth 417c At 75c, better ones worth 98c At 97c splendid values, full sire Comfort worth 1.25. At 1.10. 1.18. 1.25. 1.2, 1.38, 1.75. 1.92. 2.75 and 2.97. we of fer values that are onmat- hable in this section of the country. Eiderdown Quilts at S5o to 9.50, worth one third more than we ak. China Department One case, 25 dor., thin gg shell China Cups and Saucers, full site, beautifully decorated, woub be cheap at 2oc They go while the last at 15c each. McCabe Bros. Always IKwawi.rd as Ui Trica. ARE i regards Business Methods. . & LaYelle One Price.