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3 After Holiday and Pre-Inventory Sale. Commencing Tuesday, Jan. 8. Continuing to Inven tory, Friday, Jan. 18. A downright destruction of values. A distribution of bargains. Gigantic bargains. Cost or loss cuts no figure. Prices play no role, receives no consideration." Our clearing sale is an absolute, stern, bare necessity, and the secret of our success lies in' the fact that when a thing must be done we do it regardless of consequences. DRY GOODS Clearing Prices Never so Low. uo you Know wnat tnis means r uo you realize tnar - never again this winter yon will have such a wonderful op portunity to buy Dry Goods? . It is an error to suppose "any time" will do to get such values as the following, and many more that we have not the room to tell you of. ' ) TflE ARGUS, MONDA Y, JANUAHY 7. H g "COtlOOwO BEYER SO CHEAP. Corner Second and Brady, - - Davenport. Knit Goods Children's Caps, small sizes, re duced from 50c and $1 to 15c each. Children's Ciermantown Hoods, 2 to 12 years, reduced from 50c to 83c each. Children's Eiderdown and Knit Caps, C to 12 years, reduced from 98c to 25c. Children's Silk and Lined Caps, Beaver trimmed, to 10 years, re dnced from $1.19 to 97c each. Children's Saxony Hoods, silk trimming, 4 to 10 years, reduced from $1.25 to 72c each. Children's Silk Hoods, lined and prettily, 4 to years, reduced from 11.98 to 9Se. Ladies' Knit Hoods, Coral and Germantown Yarns. navy and black, reduced from $1.62 to 11 each. Ladies' Germantown Facinators, at 25c each. Lacie' Germantown Facinators, ' large size, at 50c each. Ladies' Germantown Facinators, i styles, all colors, at 75c each. Ladies' Germantown Shawls. 1 large sizes, black, . recommended. I from $2.75 to $2.25. Ladles extra large Facinators, black, at 98c each. ' EVERYTHING IX LADIES AND CHIL DREN 'S KMT SKIRTS AT 10 TO 50 PER CENT DISCOUNT. Ice Wool Facinators, to close, at 22c each. Ice Wool Facinators, to close, large size, at 35c each. Ice Wool Facinators. reduced from 4c to 42c each. Ladies' Knit Underwear. Ladies' heavy Jersey ribbed vest fleeced, reduced to 19c each. Ladies' heavy Jersey ribbed vest and pants, reduced from 50c to S9c. Indies' all wool black tights re duced from $1.19 to 75c each. Ladies' all wool Union suits re duced from $2.75 to $1.98 each. Ladies' all wool -Union suits re. duced from $3.38 to $2.58. Ladies' fleeced Union suits re duced from $1.25 to 99c each. Ladies' tine natural wool Pants and Vests reduced from $1 to 83c each. Ladies' natural 50 per cent wool Pants and Vests at (77c each. Children's cotton Union suits re duoedrom 75c to 58! each. Children's two-thild wool natur al color suits reduised from 50c to 43c each. Children's merinn Pants, white, 9c for No. 16, rise ?c nu each size. Dr. Jaeger's underwear at 25 per cent from first prim. Mufflers. V' 25c, 33c, 48c, 89c each. fl0 PER CENT DISCfU ST OX ALL BOOKS Arnusen.ienta. Harper's Tu&tre, J. E. Montrose, Manager. Thursday, Jan. 10. . A Production Celebrated Throughout the En tire English Speaking World Original Monitet Production. Morrison'slaust Introducing MISS ROSABEL MORRISON as "Marguerite." Tun of aT agnlflreat f esoery ! Worlds of Electrical 8arvri.ee! Occam of Wonderful Effect.! THE TBXAT Or A LIFETIME. Beit aa!e open. Tee. !ay ajor. Idj, Jan. 6, at the Harper Boasejjrug .tore. Price., S9, SO Tjc and l. TDDKIin HATH DDOUS Baths of all kinds, including Turkish, plain, shampoo, elec tric, electro-thermal, etc., may be obtained at the Sanitarium Bath Rooms, on the first floor of the Harper House. ROOMS OPEN. For Ladles From 9 a. m. to IS m. oa week days For Gen tlemen From I p. m. to 10 p.m. oa week days On Sundays the rooms will be open from 7 a. m. to II a. m. for Gentlemen only. F.lectrie and Electro-thermal baths may be obtained at any time daring business hoars. Gymnasium connected with bath rooms Dress Goods. 15 pieces Irredescent Novelties, reduced from 19c to 12c a yard. 12 pieces handsome 36 Illumi nated Worsted Novelties, reduced from 25c to 19c a yard. 10 pieces. S4-ineh Cashmere, 19c quality, reduced to 121c a yard. lu pieces 36-mcn neoneiu, re duced from 24c to 17c a yard. 20 pieces 36-inch Henrietta- re ducea from 29c to 22c a yard. 6 pieces 36-inch Wool Suitings, reduced from 29c to 19c a yard. 12 pieces 36-inch a'l Wool Suit ings, reduced from 42c to 33c a yard. 15 pieces French Flannels, choice styles, reduced from 50c to 35c a yard. w S6 pieces all wool, plain Suitings, assorted colors; reduced from 36c to 25c a yard. 100 Dress Lengths. 6 to 8 yards each, that sold from $1 to $1.50, at 58c a yard. 50 p'ieces 40-inch Henrietta and Serge, sold at 5'k reduced to 29c a yard. 15 pieces 46-inch Koval Serge, sold at 98c, reduced to 65c a yard. 6 pieces Ex-Sujwr Serge, sold at $1.19. reduced to X'.K; a yard. 20 pieces assorted and fancy weave 46-inch Suitings, sold for $1.23. reduced to ."' a yard. 50 Fine Pattern Suits reduced 25 to 50 per cent. Gloves. Gents' fur back, buck faced Driv ing Glove, reduced to $1.87 a pair. Gents' genuine Heindeer Gloves, lined, reduced to $1.10 a pair. Gents' Buckskin Gloves, reduced to 79c a pair. Gents' Bnnckskin, wool lined Mitts, reduced to 93c a pa'r. Gents' oil. tan, calfskin wool-back Mitts reduced to 72c a pair. Gents' oil, tan. calfskin, wool lined Mitts, reduced to 47c a pair. Gents' Heavy all wool, double lined Mitts, rcduuiid to 25c a pair. Boys' and Men's heavy wool shrunk Mitts at 15c a pair. Boys' elk, wool lined Mitts at '44c a pair. Boys' all wool, double Mitts, re duced to 9c a pair. Linens. 56-inch bleached Table Linen, re duced to 22c yard. 64-inch bleached Table Linen, re duced from 55c and 60c to 42c a yard. Good Turkey red Table Clothing, large number f patterns, reduced to 29c a yard ; former price 35c and 39c a yard. Large Huck Towels reduced to 9c each. Large crochet Bed Spreads, worth $1.25 for 98c each. WAS IT ARSON? An Early Moraine; Blase Sarroandod by Suspicion. Clmameuaceje. The 2-story frame residence of J. A. Freeman, at the corner of Seventh avenue and Forty-fourth street, was destroyed by fire early yesterday morning. The house being unoccu pied, the fire had made considerable headway before discovered by neigh bors, who immediately sent in an alarm, to which the Ce'ntral and No. 3 companies responded in good time, but too late to be of any material as sistance. The house was completely destroyed, with the furniture which had been stored duriogthe family's absence, nothing remaining but'the walls. Mrs. Freeman is visiting in California, and in the meantime her husband is boarding in Moline. He was at the house during the day and claims he made a small fire in the grate, which was quite low when he departed. However far that may go in giving origin to the blaze, there are strong suspicions of incendiar ism. The loss is estimated at $3,000 and is fully insured. Fecallar Clrramttaaeee. Peculiar and suspicious, indeed, are the circumstances which sur round the origin of the fire. Some thing over a year ago. when the building was just finished and ready for occupancy, it was burned, and the cause still remains a mystery. A short time prior to this, however, dissatisfaction at the manner in which one portion of the building was being constructed arose, which could not be remedied without con siderable additional expense. In re building this detail was observed, and has cansed no end of rumors in connection with the destruction of the building. Srtoelr lajnrad. Theodore Rocsner. of Moline, while attempting to remove some of the household effects from the burning building, was buried in the flames by the roof giving way. He was re leased from a terrible fate bv a con- Silks and Velvets. Corduroy in Green, Brown and Navy, reduced to 62Jc a yard. Silk faced Velvets sold for 58c, reduced to 371c a yard. Silk faced Velvets, sold for 85c, reduced to 69c a yard. 20 pieces Double Warp Surah. 58 and 62c quality reduced to 47c a yard. 5 pieces Fancy Silk for waist, re duced from 60c to 44c a yard. 20 pieces assorted SHks for waists reduced from $1.25 and $1.50 to 99c a yard. REDUCED PRICES OX EVENING SILKS, CRErBS, CHIFFONS, ETC. 20 pieces Faille in all the best shades, worth $1.05, for 87Jcayard. 10 pieces pure silk Armures, re duced from $1 to 84c a yard. 5 pieces Taffetras, in Brown, Myrtle, Black and Cream, for lin ings, skirts and dresses, reduced from 75c to 621c a yard. A 24-inch Satin Rhadama, a won der, at 99c a yard. 1 piece Bl Faille, soft finish, $1.09 quality, at 92c a yard. 1 piece Bl Faille, soft finish, 24 inch wide, cheap at $1.10, for 92c a yard. 1 piece Bl Duchesse, soft finish, 24-inch wide, can't be matched in the city for $1 75. for $1.25 a yard. 1 piece black soft finish Duch esse, 20-inch wide, cheap at $1. for 87c a yard. 1 piece soft finish Gros Grain Silk, guaranteed, to wear, at 89c a yard. 1 piece soft finish Gros Grain Silk, unequalled value, at $1.19 a yard. Hosiery. Ladies' finest quality Cashmere Hose, reduced from 79c to 59c a pair. Ladies' very fine Cashmere Hose, colored and black, reduced from 72c to 50c a pair, including out sizes. Ladies Cashmere Opera hose, black only, reduced from $1.85 to $1 .371 a pair. Ladies' all wool ribbed Hose, re duced to 33c a pair. Ladies' all wool ribbed top Hose, 25c a pair. Ladies' all wool Oxford and rib bed Hose, 25c a pair. Ladies' all wool ribbed top Hose, 15c a pair. Children's Cashmere Hose, sold as high as 58c a pair, for 37Jc a pair. Children's Cashmere Hose, sold as high as 48c a pair, for 33c a pair. Children's all wool ribbed hose, reduced to 12Jc for size 5, rise 2c on each size. Infants' Cashmere, black and tan. reduced from 37c to 29c a pair. Infants' Cashmere, black and tan, reduced from 27c to 22c a pair. pie of by-standers, but not until he was scorched and bruised very painfully. He . was taken to his home in the patrol wagon, and is resting as well as could be expected today. There is a possibility of his recovery. Books valued at $1,000 belonging to Augustana college students, who had been rooming at the Freeman resi dence, were also destroyed. Aasaaeaaenu. J. L. Sullivan's company present, ed "A True American" to a small audience at Harper's theatre Satur day evening. W hen the title and the star are considered the produc tion must be considered little other than a burlesque. Tbe company showed weakness in the matter of new recruits since the Paris. 111., episode. Sullivan went to Daven. port yesterday afternoon in a decid edly boisterous and unsteady frame of mind. Tomorrow night Duncan Clark's female minstrels, which for 20 years have been on the road, will appear at ' the theatre and are sure of a big house. Morrison's company will be at Har per's theatre Thursday night in Bayle Bernard's version of Goethe's immor tal 'Faust," which, with the excel, lent cast, new and elegant scenery, wonderful electric effects and calcium lights, will be given upon a scale of grandeur never before witnessed here. One of the features of the production will be the Nuremburg cathedral choir rendering appropri ate music throngbout the piece. The Brocken" scene ia the fourth act is a marvel ia stage craft with its flashes of genuine lightning and showers of real fire. Friday night the Burns-Carroll wrestling match will come off at Har per's theatre and it will be an at tractive and interesting affair. Purify your blood, tone up the sys tem, and regulate the digestive or, gans by taking lloed'a Sarsaparilla. Sold by all druggists. Gents' Furnishing. Gents' Scotch Random Shirts and Drawers at 35c each. Gents' Nat Wool Shirts and Draw ers, 50 per cent wool, reduced from 58c to 44c each. Gents' Nat Wool Shirts and Draw ers, 75 per cent wool, reduced from 75c to 59c each. Gents' Nat Colored Fleeced Shirts 60c each. Gents' Nat Wool and Camels Hair Shirts and Drawers, reduced from $1 to 83c each. Gents' Clouded Australian Lambs Wool Shirts and Drawers, reduced from $1.25 to $1.10 each. Gents' Clouded Australian Lambs Wool, Persian Fleeced, reduced frem $2 to $1.73. Gents' unlaundried white Shirts, A 1 quality, for 47c each. Gents' unlaundried white Shirts, 50c qualitv to close at 371c each. Gents' 50c Merino Shirts and Drawers, for 29c each. Black Goods. At all times does our Black Goods department show its superiority over any other in the city, not only for the large, superb assortment of both plain ana novelty goods, but the prices are so much lower, that this department has become famous throughout this portion of the coun try. For a nicer and cleaner and me dium priced line of Black Goods, we hold it has no equal. As a sample of what this stock offers, we quote: Silk finished Henriettas, sold for 58c, now 36c a yard. 16 C silk finished Henriettas sold for 79c a yard, now 53c a yard. Muffs. Black Muff;, redticed from 58c to 39c each. Black Muffs, reduced from 62c to 52c each. Cape Seal Muffs, reduced from $1.98 to $1.65 each. ' Cape Seal Muffs, reduced from $2.48 to $1.95 each. Astrachen MnlTs, reduced from $2.95 to $2.48 each. Silver Fox Muffs, reduced from $3.98 to $1.98 each. Brook Beaver Mnffs, reduced from $2.79 to $2.25 each. Mink Muffs, reduced from $6.48 to $3.98 each. Monkey Muffs, reduced from $4.25 to f z.5 eacn. Bear Muffs, reduced from $3.48 to $5.00 each. Crimmer Muffs, reduced from $4.25 to $2.98 each. ' Wool Seals Muffs, reduced from $2.92 to $2.48 each. Ten per cent off on all books. COURT HOUSE COMMITTEE To Meet Tomorrow to Disease the Differ-. eat Plans. The court house building commit tee meets tomorrow at the court house to discuss and complete plans and to call a special meeting of the board of supervisors, when the com mittee will submit . its ideas, which will be none other than S. J. Collins' plans, for tbe new court bouse, which the board will be asked to approve. Typos Act. Twin-City Typographical Union, No. 107, at its meeting yesterday adopted the following resolutions with reference to Mr. Collins: Whereas, It has come to our knowledge that S. J. Collins, the con. tractor who went to Chicago during the carpenters' strike here some time since to hire non-union carpenters to take the place of union labor, is an aspirant for a responble position in connection with the erection of a new court house; therefore, be it Resolved. That we, tbe members of the Twin-City Typographical Union, No. 107, are opposed to the appointment of said Collins, or any other man antagonistic to organized labor; and, further, be it Resolved, That we will use onr ut most influence and vote to defeat any supervisor at the polls, who shall favor non-union labor on said court house. Twia-CiTr Tvpogkaphical Ukioji, No. 107. Flit Hartwell in ber last syndicate article says: "I don't recommend any special brand of tea for afternoon 4 o 'clocks. I do, however, know all about the best tea to take at night. Parks' Tea will certainly clear your complexion and purify 'your blood. Ton will be surprised at the im provement if yon take a cup of Parks' Tea each night. Sold by Hartz & Ullemeyer. The Akgcs. lOe a week, delivered every eveniig at your door. Cloaks. Bought manufacturers' stock of Ladies' Cloaks for about 50c on the $1. and will place same on sale Tuesday, and give our customers tbe advantage of this purchase. If you have not already bought your winter wraps, come ana sake aa van tage of this sale. It will pay yon to buy now. for next winter. Noth ing but the latest styles will be shown. EVERT Q ARM EST IK THE BOUSE MUST BE SOLD THIS SEASON. Lot A, assorted styles, at $4.85, worth two and four times $4.85. - Lot B, 50 cloaks to close at $2.48, worth four times $1.48. LoS C. heavy Beavy cloak, re. duced from $5.76 to $4.72 each. Lot D, ladies' gray covert cloth jacket, reduced from $8.48 to $5.35. Lot K, ladies' brown diagonal jacket, applique trimming, reduce ' from $9. 50 to $7.87. Lot F, ladies' fine Kersey jack' 42-inch, reduced from $H.60: $12.98. :- Lot G. ladles' browa covert etc jacket, applique trimming, rede' from $17 to $13.60. Lot H, ladies' gray eov ' cloak, militarv style'' duced from $18.98 tc-J Lot I. ladies' gray cloak, applique trimav fs from $16.48 to $15.60. Heavy shawls at redul Assorted lot of Laf toshes, reduced to $Lt Navy diagonal Mae! dnced to $3.25. Navy triple-cape L. reduced to $4.79. - Navy cashmere f--"-intoshes reduced W Rugs. Byzantine Snga, SC. to $2.47 each. "S Byzantine Rags, S3., to $3.45 each. Wilton Rugs, 30x601 $2.65 each. Smyrna Rugs, 30x60 $1.95 "each. Smyrna Rugs, 86x72, raw $2.87 each. Persian Rugs, 36x78, red. $2.49 each. Persian Rngs, 30x60, red' $1.39 each. - Hemp Rugs, reversU' reduced to 77c each. Hemp Rugs, TeversT red need to 37ceaoh. -.. Japanese Art Squat" reduced to $11.98 eaei. Ingrain Art Square reduced to $7.75 each. - Ingrain Art Squares, reduced to $4.85 each. Ten per cent off on all be The Freeport BalleUa 1 ings of the former wejl t Island attorney, M- It. C has just figured as connate portant murder trial ia the savi: Matthew If. Corbett war New York 43 years ago. , however, brought up ialllii is a graduate of the anivt Wisconsin. . He studied law , buque and was admitted ! He taught school for awhile. . went to Rock Island ia 187$.. i. was appointed city attorney ia 1877 and was subsequently twice elect " by the votes of the people. Thrr years ago last June he removed f Rockford. He has had considers experience in criminal practice. Corbett examines witnesses aad t dresses juries ia a quiet aad ia sl ating manner." Oh! Bfy A good many tired men aad w could get rid of that pais 13 ' back if they woald try Par?" Cure for the Liver aad L The trouble is usually tt: Parks' Sure Care reaches aad t Sold by Harts 4k UUemaysr. Is s "Rye as Is a ays,1 e frees all furelea war to tbe lue.nt. aad the afad. Baa kst eear bsbm is . r btowara bottle. BUSSpoi ejsi. aaeae. ' botal rust" roar wora - Bora, old and aaaUaw, thirslan Saat saWSSSi trx " brraUda. lanalHtaaai aadOw seat. atsawas lot TWalltT. eiaati. atreacth sod aaaaattea, haflSf Vr aathea-eah and aobmiaHI. jaMj,SB, ftaaa, J,' " KOTAL Win, OOl. fadasa. Per sale etBaraer III as i neaasaMS'.aasl av WflMa Cl.ii.1a. MaW , Tbb Argus delivered anrery weav ing at your door at lOe a weak. ... PItchtr,i)Ccc!r Domestics. rXBLE ACHED MUSLINS. The Famose 4LL" unbleached Muslin reduced to 21 e a yard. "Bennington" heavy unbleached Muslin reduced to 4Jc a yard. Level Best" Muslin, the best standard Muslin in the market, re duced to 16 vards for $1. . . The noted Pepperell Maatta In duced to 4e a yard. v BLEACHED MCSLIXS.."' 4-4 Bleached Muslins, redaw 3)c a yard. J? Genuine Grew' Muslin. Mr ' iGeaala' Ua radar dread I .!' 4 lot ,v C -yar Sheetings. BLEACBKD SHKKTIKP- CD SHKXTnO of W' 10-4. "Fruit other standard 21 a yard.-... er slant-'