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THE AUGTTS, TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 1899.
Is a gcod place for you to go. Any one who has
bought furniture or carpets here will tell you
that it is the right pTace to get right goods at
the right prices You may imagine that you
must go away from home to get assortment or
But If You Knew How
Come from these other so called "bargain cen
ters" to get fine furnishings for their homes you
would be amazed. Our big stores are complete
with the finest offerings of everything in the fur
niture line. Just now we are getting in shape to
please your fancy with our fall display which
will be worthy of your attention.
Always the Leaders in Fine
Cor. Sixteenth Street and Second Avenue
Base Ball Goods,
Sundries and Repairs.
1730 Second avenue and 202 Eighteenth street, Rock Island.
A Child Can Do It.
Do not strain and injure the mus
cles of jour bands and arms and
back when you can buy our line of
wringers for $1.20 and np.
A child can nse it. and it gives jon
the result of your work in clean,
white, well wrung clothes, which de
light and repay for the work put up
on them. Our line of wringers are
not only good but cheap too.
Opposite Harper noose. 1821 SEC05D ITS
Comfort of Cleanliness.
Many people regard a bathing
room as a luxury. In this day it has
become a necessity; no house is com
plete without it. No family is com
fortable unless the bathing room is
properly put in, and perfectly ap
pointed. Its easy to be clean and
comfort follows cleanliness if your
bath room is right. Our attention
gives you right bath rooms, comfort
BAD FAITH CHARGED,
Politics Alleged to Have Played a
Part in Recent Arsen
AH DTVfSTIGATIOff IS ORDERED.
Coamlttt. From Trl-CIty Labor Congress
to Look Into the Actions of Members of
Machinists' I'nloa Who Were Entrusted
to Speak for Their Fellow-Craftsmen
Statement by T. E. Smith.
It transpires that at the meeting of
the Iri-Oity Labor congress Sunday,
wnicn was an executive session, from
which everyone except delegates was
barred, there was a discussion rela
tive to the recent strike at Rock Isl
and arsenal, it being alleged that cer
tain, members of the Machinists'
un'on, entrusted to speak for their
fellow-craftsmen to the end that a
satisfactory settlement of the arsenal
controversy might be obtained, acted
in bad faith, and that the failure to
secure the assistance of the national
legislators was the result of political
influence. These charges were made
in a resolution adopted by the Twin
City Typographical union, a copy of
which was sent to the congress
Thomas E. Smith, who prepared the
recent appeal to President McKinley
in behalf of the machinists, said he
had bacorue acquainted with the on-
far methods employed, and con
demned them, an 1 upon his mo
tion a committee was appointed by
the congress, of which he was made
chairman, to investigate tbe charges
continued in the resolutions.
Statement by Mr. Smith.
Mr. Smith, in view of the fact that
publication has been given to this
part of the Labor congress proceed
ings, notwithstanding that it was
understood it was not to be given out
until the charges were investigated.
has prepared the following communi
cation for the press: '
Hock Island, Aug. 15. Editor of
The Aim; its: The article in this
morning's Union under the caption
of "A New Light" indicates that I
preferred charges against Machinists1
union .No. SSI at the meeting ot the
Labor cougress last Sunday. This is
not true. The charges now pending
against them, and which are now be
ing investigated, were unanimously
voted bv Twin-City Typographical
union and sent to the secretary of the
Labor congress under seal of tbe
Typographical union, and were read
before the congress.
Again, the actual intention of the
charges was meant to ferret out those
among the machinists who have at
tempted to use that union to further
their own selhsh ends, and were not
meant to reflect upon the entire mem
bership. At the meeting last Sandjy, the
matter in question was considered
and discussed in executive session.
which was understood, of course, that
the question should not be given pub
lication at this time. Having sent
out the business of the congress which
was deemed proper to give out, I re
frained from banding the machinists1
controversy to the Dress, but it is
apparent that the element which is
now being called to task is the same
which violated their trust and the
duty they owe the congress by giving
out for publication matters which
were not nublic property, and espe-
ciauy at mis eariy uay. ery n
speci fully. Thomas E. Smith.
The directors are in session.
Director J. N. Recce leaves tonight
C. A. Atkinson will address the
Orion Woodmen at their picnic
E. O. Van Galder has disposed of
his paper at sycamore the Irue Re
publican. The awarding of the contract for
publication of the oflicial paper will
occur at 4 o'clock this afternoon.
A large number of newspaper rep
resentatives are in the city as bidders
for the publishing of the W oodmen
Director A. R. Talbot arrives to
morrow from Lincoln, being detained
on account of the death of the son of
Hon. V. J. Bryan's brother.
The Winona and Verne Swain made
their daily visits to the local port.
The It lot and Mac came down and
the Saturn, Satellite and Mac passed
The stage of water at the Rock Isl
and bridge at 6 a. m. was 2.55 and
at noon it was 2.50. The temperature
at noon was 74.
For the Sake of Fan, Mischief Is Done.'
A vast amount of mischief is done,
too, because people neglect to keep
their blood pure. The mischief ap
pears in eruptions, dyspepsia, indi
gestion, nervousness, kidney diseases
and other ailments. This mischief,
fortunately, may be undone by the
faithful use of "Hood's Sarsaparilla,
which cures all diseases originating in
or promoted by impure blood.
Hood's Pills cures all liver ills. Non
Immediate relief from summer
complaint and bowel troubles. Mull's
Lightning Specific. Doctors prescribe
it. It's guaranteed. 25 cents at T.
You ought to know that when suffer
ing from any kidney trouble that a
safe, sure remedy "is Foley's Kidney
Cure.- Guaranteed or money refunded.
Subscribe for Ths Asqcs. v -
A BIG WEEK AT DUBUQUE. !
When the Track Men and Horse Men Win
(Bar. Their Inning.
The big fistic carnival to be held in
Dubuque during the week of the
$ U3.0UO harness horse racing, Aug.
29, 30 and 81. is attracting the atten
tion of all lovers of tbe manly art
from coast to coast. It is expected ttat
the gathering on the three nights will
'be the most representative ever had
in the west. A bunch of reservations
was made Monday from New York,
by a party coming west in leased
hotel cars. This includes James J.
Corbett, ex-heavy weight champion
of the world; Honest11 John Kelly,
-Dry Dollar" Tim Sullivan, Tom
O'Ronrke, WilHam A. Brady. Dnncan
B. Harrison, Sam Austin. Inn Hurst,
Frank Kennedy and others
From all sections of the middle
we6t, the information comes that par
ties are forming for the big three
nights1 carnival. The betting is al
ready spirited. Tbe favorites in the
six contests are as follows: Tommy
Ryan is favored over Jack Moffat,
Jack Root is favored over George
Byers, Eddy Santry is favored over
Tommy White, Forbes leads Suflield
in the betting, Lewis is the choice
over Kenny, and George Kerwin is
favored over James Sellers. The
management gives notice that intend
ing visitors had better make applica
tion by mail for seats as soon as pos
Albert Griffiths, known to the
sporting world a3 "Young Griffo'the
pugilist, is "at the point oi aeatn in
the insane asylum at Dnnning. He
was a fast one in his dav, before dissi
pation cut him down.
The Davenport harness meeting
opens today. Nearly all the 150 en
tries will be started, among them
Directly, Tommy Britton and many
other ones of speed
Kid McCoy knocked out Jim Carter
at .Toplin. Mo., last night
The promoters of the new baseball
association that hopes to rival the
big league will use the names of the
old time teams. The Chicago White
Stockings and St. Louis Browns will
again be heard of.
MAJ. SHALER AT ARSENAL.
Spending the Day as the Oaest of Maj
Mai. Charles Shaler, who was sta
tioned at Rock Island arsenal while
(Jen. D. W. Flagler was commandant
of that post, and who is now in charge
of tbe arsenal at Indianapolis, is the
guest of Maj S. L. Blunt, at Rock isl
and arsenal today.
Maj. Shaler is enroute for Ind'a-
napolis from a trip to San Francisco.
where he inspected Bernicia arsenal
under orders from Chief of Ordnance
Buflington. Maj. Shaler improved
the opportunity to note the improve
ments made at llock island arsenal
since he was here last, and to pay a
visit to Maj. Blunt, the . two . being
Mrs. Sexton's Funeral.
The funeral of Mrr.-Mary A. Sex
ton was held from the residence at 60s
Third avenue, at 9 o'clock this morn
ing, to St Joseph's church, where Rev.
Father Thomas Brownrigg, of St. Mar
guerite s cathedral, Davenport, cele
brated requiem mass. The services
were largely attended, lhe floral of
ferings were many and beautiful.
The pallbearers were: Thomas Green,
John Brennan, William Roche, James
J. McKenna, E. J. Burns, Joseph
Geiger. Interment was make at
In Trouble Again.
James Marion York is again behind
the iron slats at the Armory. James
Marion got bis "hops'1 on last night
and proceeded to dismantle his sa
loon on Eighteenth s'reet between
First and Second avenues. He came
out of the battle with a badly disfig
Wanted to Frame It.
"There!" said the young wife proud
ly, as she deposited tbe hot plate care
fully on the tabic. "That's the first
mince pie I ever made without any
help, all by myself."
"So It Is!" exclaimed her husband,
enthusiastically, looking It over criti
cally meanwhile. "And as It Is the very
first, my dear, don't you think that, in
stead of cutting it, it would be nice to
keep it for a souvenir? How would it
do to have it framed?" London Tit
Bits. Easily Fixed.
"Remember, boys," 'lie teacher,
"that in the bright lexicon of youth
there's no soch word as fail."
After a few moments a boy raised
"Well, what is it, my lad?" asked the
"I was merely going to suggest." re
plied the youngster, "that If such Is the
case It wouIJ be advisable to write to
the publishers of that lexicon and call
their attention to tbe omission."
Bismarck's Iron Nerve
Was the result -or- bis splendid
health. Indomitable will and tre
mendous energy are not found where
stomach, kidneys and bowels are ont
of order. If you want these qualities
and the success they bring, use Dr.
Kinr s Jew Life rills. Thev develop
every power of brain and body. Only
25 cents at li&rtz dz Lllemeyer a drug
Licensed to Wed.
Charles II. Bennett St- Louis. Mo
Miw Kmm Hud-on Davenport
Aueust Dusenberrr BuTa1o, Iowa
Miss Lydia Schneider Buffalo, Iowa
A truly pood and great man Is one
vho can handle a hot lamp chimney
and repeat the decalogue at the same
time Kansas City Star.
Believe very Ultle what others say.
and watch yourself closely. Atchison
ROCK ISLAND QUEEN.
Miss Bessie . Cilmore Leads in
Street Fair Flower Pa
MISS-AHNA MOORE IS SEC0HD.
Lively Interest Manifested la tbe Popular
Contest of Selecting: a Lady to Act as
Sponsor for tbe City In tbe Autum
nal Event In Oar Neighboring
My choice for the Rock
Island Queen of the floral
Appended is the vote up till noon
today for the Rock Island queen for
the Moline street fair floral parade:
Miss Bessie Gilmore, 11; Miss Anna
Moore, 9; Miss Sarah Dart, 3; Miss
Margaret Ward, 8; Miss Marie Jensen,
The flower parade is to be a leading
feature of the street fair. Each of
the three cities is to have a queen in
Costs Nothing; to Tote.
It costs nothing to vote, the only
requirement being that the above
blank be cut out of The Argus, filled
out and forwarded to this ollice, where
it will be Jduly credited to the one
named in the vote.
WIN FROM CLINTON AGAIN
Trl-CIty Chess Players Victorious la Lant
Clinton's crack chess players lost
again last night to tbe Tri-City club.
I wenty-seven games were plaved at
the Harper house, the locals winning
14 and the visitors 13. The players
were paired as toliows.
S treed. Miller,
Sa a. Myers.
It was midnight when the contests
were concluded. I he playing oc
curred in one of the new private din
ing rooms of the Harper, and where
nice refreshments were served by
Mine Host Mcllugb.
A number of local admirers of the
game, aside from those participating
in the contests, were present as specta
tors. J. V. btreed, of Lam bridge,
and Dr. H. M. Wolf of Kewanee,
were also present.
Last night's victory was the second
won by the Tri-City club from the
Clinton contingent. 1 be visitors re
(urned home this niorninjr on the
Jesse Green's horse hitched to his
paper delivery cart this morninjr
treated the residents along Fourth
avenue from Fourth to .twentieth
street to a spurt a la Wild West
Un reaching Air. breea s store on
Twentieth street the hrse collided
with a load of watermelons and barely
averted destruction of the entire
load. The fractious animal was tin
ally rounded up, no serious damage
having been done.
Religion Losing; Ground.
The country Is becoming agitated over re
Ilgion. Periodically some one arises and de
Cares that It is decaying. ThLs results In
countless discussions until tbe agitation runs
its course, and still religion flout Lsben. It al
ways will, for It Is somen Ing tbe world needs.
One of the finest recommendations of Hostet-
ter's Stomach Bitters, tbe great American
stomach strengthened lies In the fact that
it haj lived for 50 years in spite of hundred
of imitations, ad Is renowned for its cure of
cons.ipati jn. dyspepsia, biliousness, fever" and
ague, malaria, and see to it that the life-givirg
elements of the food are assimilated with tbe
blood. There is nothing "just as good." See
that a private revenue stamp covers the neck
of tbe botMe.
Business Men, Attention.
A special meeting of the Retail
Merchants association will be held at
Krell & Math ball Thursday evening
at 8:30 o'clock for the purpose of co
operating in the arrangements for the
good roads convention and harvest
home festival. The attendance of all
members and business men generally
is urgently desired.
It. 11. Kingsbury, President.
Gkokge Schneider, Secretarv.
Are grand, but skin eruptions rob
life of joy. Bucklen's Arnica Salve
cures them; also old running and
fever sores, ' ulcers, boils, felons,
corns, warts, euts, bruises, burns.
scalds, chapped hands, chilblains.
Best pile cure on earth. Drives out
pains and aches. Only 25 cents
a box. Cure guaranteed. Sold by
Hartz & Ullemeyer, druggists.
As an honest remed v, Foley's Honey
and Tar does not hold out false hopes
in advanced stages, but truthfully
claims to give comfort and relief in
the very worst cases, and in the early
stages to effect a cure.
ilia Kutf Tim Haw A!waw Bs3
BIG AUGUST CLEARING SALE.
Here are a few blocks from the hundreds of bargains going this week a
downright, unhesitating, profit-sacrificing, August Clearing Sale.
At lO O'clock Each
Fine brown sheetings.
Sit yards wide..Hc
Misses' Black Cotton
Sizes S to 8H. 2 pairs
black hose, pair. .4c
X5e Summer Silks.
Per yard 5c
tl ar.d tl.25 fancy taf-
fettss . e
Black dress goods 9c
1.1b black crepons 9c
Worth up to $1 at 89c
Wrappers worth up to
1.50 at 79c
Fancv ruffled and
Stevens' Crashes SO
Per Cnt Below
9i0 yds brown linen
crash. 5c yd. value 7c.
( A saving of )perct)
775 yds orown linen
crash, 0;cyd, val 8c.
8SO yds brown lines
crash 7e yd, value tic.
800 yds brown linen
crash Me yd. val lOo.
lOJU yarclscrash He yd,
7M yds crash 9o yd,
Others at 10c, lie
and Ho an actual
saving of fully 30 per
Lot 1 Worth up to M.
Lot 2 Worth uo to
7.60. at 3 95
Lot 3 Worth up to
tit. at tSB H7
Ladies' suits 13.98,
S6.87 and 9.93
Summer Silk Waists.
Were 3.75. , $s. .
choice for 92.44
3-auart coffee pots, at
4 o'clock each day,
while theylas., ea3c
l.OOO Tarda Choice
1 to 4 Inches wide, 8c
to ISo values, all at
per yard 8c
3 to 4 O'clock Each
Short remnants of
per yard Sc
Forty dozen Turkish
towels at 9c and 1 Oc,
usually l-'Hc and 14c.
All Wool Ingrain
fw to close at 3G'4c
Moquettes and Axtnln-st-r
quality for 09c
Two other lots at
ISMeand State which
we oiler to close at
II just about one-half.
Boys and Children's
Child a' vestee suits, 3 to 8, $5. $4.85 and $1.25, closing yg
Vestce suits, 3 to 8, $3.25, $2.75, $2.50 and $2.25, -f C
closing out Is w
Boys' knee pant suits, 9 to 15, $5.75, $5.50, $5 and ' Q 7C
fl.25, closing out O.IO
Boys' knee pants that sold for 25c, 19c and 15c, closing 1?o
Mother's Friend waists, size 13 to 11, they sold at 50c, QC.
closing out s-OU
1804 Second Avenue
Builds Mississippi Bicycles
To order from $35 to $50. Call and
see them, they are built at home. '
113 and 115 West Seventeenth
Improved Beck Lebanon
Will wash anything from a Handkerchief to a circus
tent easy, and do it right. See them at,
Phil S. Wilcher,
Hardware and Stoves, Guns and Amunition. -
Shop 419 Serenteentli St.
While They Last.
Dark organdies, ai
iucb corded lwns,
Bedford cord piq
ues, light and dark
10c, l-.'Ho. 15c. lsc.
&!c. choice of all
for, per yard.... 6c
Seven Styles Cor
sets. Five were dollar
corse's, two we e
75c, alt the sa i e
and 10c ones at
4c and 6c
Good white cotton
bacts at 3o
English serge um
brella, while they
lust, at 11 o'clock
each day 14c
curtains, each ISc
Wiudow shades.. 7c
Men's percale sh'ris
Hen's ties 15c
lOc. 4 Sc. Si.45
for skirts wcrtb up
Shirt Waists lOc,
39c. 7r, 88c,
SI. 13 S1.25 for
waists worth up to
At lO O'clock
Each morning and
aguin at 3 eacb
afternooa tin top
jelly glasses.... lu
From 4 o'clock till
closing every day
during this Bale,
Salsbury K, Sax
ony and 1'eperuU
It tine brown mus
lins, per yard . . 4 Sc
Good feather pillows
81 n bleached sheets
Corded top pillo w
cases at So
bed quilts 98c
Fancy plaid hair rib
bons, worth 10c,
per yard 3c
lace stripe flc a
yard Instead of l-'Ho
at 11 o'clock each
Spartan LL fine
brown muslin at 10
o'clock every day
at per yard. ...3 o
303 Twentieth Stmt.
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