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TflE ABGTJS, MONDAY, MAIICII 11, 1901.
With the fit of your shoes.
With the style of jour shoes.
With the quality of your
shoes. With the price of your
shoe?. If not let ua know
why you are dissatisfied and
we can supply the remedy, as
we carry a complete line of
shoes and rubbers containing
all the above qualities. Prices
the most reasonable in the
Tri-Cities. Spring styles
189 Pair of Rummage
Sale Shoes on Sale.
307 Twentieth Street
OPEN EVERY WEDNESDAY AND
With Cheap Pictures.
Get them at the
1822 Third Ave.
Copies from old pho
tographs a specialty.
Call and see our ex
hibit. Keep Your Eye
on this Space.
It will always remind you
where to obtain the best
of everything in the line
of Ice Cream, Ices and
We make everything
for your parties and
Try Our Egg Nog and Angel
Cream. You Will Be
Our wedding, plain and
fancy cakes, pastry,
homemade bread, in fact
everything we make is
strictly high grade only.
We have always on
hand the leading brands
of candies and strictly
Remember We Want Your
Trade and You Will Find
Us Ever Pleased to
Yours for high grade,
Frank J. Math.
cessor to Math & Brautigan Co.
Phot lie 6 1718-1718 Second Avi.
UIII0I1 LABOR ACTION
Tri-City Congress Makes Unfa
vorable Report On East Moline
RETAIL CLERKS TO MAKE TIGHT
Theatrical Employes Organize
The Button Factory
At yesterday's meeting of the Tri-
City Laber congress the committee
appointed at the last meeting to ex
amine into conditions governing the
employmsnt of factory hails at hast
Moline reported unfavorably upon
some of the regulations imposed and
the secretary was in3tructel to reply
to an inquiry from tin Clinton Libjr
congress advising laboring man from
that city nob to remove to Ei3t Mo
line under present conditions.
The Retail Clerks1 delegation an
nounced that the International Retail
Clerks' union had decided to take a
hand in the Silberstein Sunday clos
ing trouble and cooperate with the
congress in a hgbt to a nana.. This
decision was brought about by the
visit of the president of the sUte
association of Iowa to the tri-cities
last week to investigate the trouble.
Ha Lrjc Membership.
The battons for members of the
Union Label League had been received
by Business Agent Berrv, and were
distributed. The league starts au
spiciously with a large membership
and will undoubtedly do much toward
encouraging the consumption of union
Delegiles from a new organization
the Tri-Citv Theatrical Employes1
union, presented credentials and were
admitted. Ihis union has not jet
received its charter, but expects to
do so shortly.
Strike Still On.
Representatives of the Button
workers' union reported that no pro
gress had been made toward a settle-
ment of the strike now on in Daven
port. The business agent was in
structed to use his good ollices in ad
justing existing differences.
Communications were read stating
that the Pope Manufacturing coin
panv, of Connecticut, and Hall & Co.,
the textile manufacturers, of James
town, N. Y., have settled with their
employes and are now on the fair list,
and that the Town Yale Lock com
pany, of Connecticut, and the Ideal
Handlebar company, of Chicago, are
If troubled with rheumatism, give
Chamberlain's Pain Balm a trial. It
will not cost you a cent if it does no
good. One application will relieve
the pain. It also cures sprains and
bruises in one-third the time required
by any other treatment. Cuts, burn9,
frostbites, quinsey, pains in the side
and chest, glandular and other swell
ings are quickly cured by applying, it.
Every bottle warranted. Price, 25
and 50 cents. All druggists.
Home Without a Mother
Not much of a place to satis
fy the inner man; not much
of a place even if mother is
there unless mother has flour
that is Hour. Now we want
. you to make mother's heart
glad by ordering a sack of
It costs a trille more than
some others but look what
C. W. HQRTON,
Is the Agent.
Phone 1321. 326 Twanticth St.
Are a specialty with us.
We take particular care
In selecting our drugs,
in making our medi
cines and in compound
ing your prescriptions.
If there is sickness in
the bouse, remember
our prescription de
partment. Try Ovaline for chap
ped hands. White
Pine and Tar for ob
stinate coughs. Allan's
Kidney Cure for Kidney
The Prescription Store. Cor.
Fourth Ave. & Twentieth St.
DOINGS OF ONE DAY
IN THE POLICE COURT.
Stacy N. Smith, of East Moline.
was arrested yesterday by SherlC
Cralle, charged with arson. At a
hearing before Magistrate Stafford
this morning, it appeared that Smith
had merely been burning his own
property at his boarding hcuse while
intoxicated. Although the carpet and
furniture suffered somewhat, there
did not appear to have been any in
tention to burn the bouse, so the
magistrate changed the charge to dis
orderly conduct, and imposed a fine
of f 10l
Oscar Reidlof, of South' Rock Is
land, was fined f 10 for indecent ex
posure. John Peterson was fined 2 and
costs for imbibing more firewater
than he could carrv.
. Philip Stombs was arrested last
who lives on Fifth-and-a-half avenue,
near Fourteenth street, lie was
charged with assault. At the hear
ing this morning Davis failed to show
up, and Stombs brought a counter
charge of assault. Now the police
are looking for Davis.
CLOTHING FIRM EXPANDS.
Bommcti & T. Velle to Open a Store In
Sommers & La Velle, the well-
known Rock Island clothiers, today
completed arrangements for the open
ing of a store in Davenport. They
have rented a building at 217 West
Second street, one of tho best loca
tions in the citv across the river, and
will put in a lirst-class stock of cloth
ing and furnishings, which they cv
pect to open for the public's inspec
tion in about a month, boinmers &
La Velle, both of whom rose from
clerkships in local stores, in the
few years they have been in business
here have built up an extensive trade
and a popularity with their patrons
and the business community in gen
eral that insures them continued
prosperity, and that they will succeed
in their new held all wno Know them
Naomi Mansfield, daughter cf Mr.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Mansfield, of 2810
Eighth avenue, entertained several
of her little friends Saturday after
noou in honor of her 6th birthday.
Those present were: Gertie Wing
muth. Nora Wingmuth, Lizzie Web
ber, Vera Ebey, Sophia Settle. Eleanor
Settle, Marguerite Collum, Una Kail,
Grace Shea. Beatrice Bleuer. Margaret
Maroney, Katherine Maroney. Mabel
Empke, Phillip Webber, Clarence
Settle, Louis Doyle, George Doyle,
Charley Shea, Ray Kail.
Like Oliver Twist, children ask for
more when given One Minute Cough
Cure. Mothers indorse it highly for
croup. It quickly cures all coughs
and colds and every thrc a" and lung
trouble. It is a specific for grip and
asthma and has long been a well
known remedy for whooping cough.
1$. 11. liieber ana liaru & unemeyer.
Countrefeits of DeWitt's Witch
llazel Salve are liable to cause blood
poisoning. Jjoave tneni aione. me
original has the name DeWitt's upon
the box and wrapper. It is a harm
less and healing sale lor skin dis
eases, unequaiicu lor plies. is. tl.
Biebcr and Hartz & Uliemeycr.
FOUR TOHCS OF POPULAR DISCUSSION
The Water Subject .
Health Commissioner Craig i3 ap
prehensive tha. erroneous conclusions
may have been drawn from the re
ports of the water analysis made at
Bcloit, anent the existence of typhoid
fever in Rock Island, and of the views
expressed by Prcf Smith, ot Beloit,
on his visit to Rock Island last Friday
evening. Nothing, it is urged by the
health department, has developed
thus far to remove the advisability of
compliance with the advice that has
been repeatedly given mac an water
that enters into domestic consump
tion and use should bo boiled. t The
investigations so far made, while tend
ing to ehow that the reservoir system
adopted in this city is tho best that
could possibly bo devised when in
complete operation, and adequate in
all respects to treat tho "volume that
is nece'ssary to supply the city, and
that there is no indication of a break
in the intake pipe, do not, neverthe
less, show conclusively the non-existence
of a Haw in the pipe, and the
only way to definitely establish the
actual state of facts on that subject is
through an investigation of tho pipe
ittelf. But the most important con
ditions established up to the present
time are that the water that is drawn
from the river into the Rock Island
mains is subject to contamination
with sewage and that the filtering
plant has not, during the winter, been
in sufficient operation, and has not
yet reached the proportions and de
gree of perfection to remove the im
purities. Until the city establishes
an improved system at the source of
supply, or the reservoir is in complete
operation, The Argus has but to re
peat what it has urged on numerous
occasions during the discussion of the
subject, that all consumers of river
water respect the advice of the health
department and boil all water used.
Future of New Road.
If the latest.ru mors are founded on
fact as to the announced purchase
jointly by the Burlington and Milwau
kee of the Davenport, Rock Island &
Northwestern railway lino and bridge,
to tho effect that as 'far as tho first
will name Winners
Rock Island Democrats to Hold
Their Caucuses Tomor
ME- EUE3T TALKED OP TOE MA. YOB
Strong Ticket to Be Placed in
Nomination at Saturday's
Rock Island democrats are to meet
at 8 o'clock tomorrow evening in their
respective wards to nominate candi
dates for aldermen and elect delegates
to the city-township convention called
for next Saturday evening at $ o'clock
at Turner hall. The caucuses will be
held at the following places:
First Ward Bibb's store on Fifth
Second Ward Burris' store on Sev
Third Ward Turner hall.
Fourth Ward Frick's livery barn
on Third avenue.
Fifth Ward Old hose house on
Sixth Waru Uld hose nouse on
Seventh Ward Old No. 7 school
building on Seventh avenue.
The name of Hon. K. W. llurst is
pronunentlv mentioned today in con
nection with tho mayoralty nomina
tion. While he has not been consulted
in the matter, manv of his friends
have been heard to express the belief
that if a unanimous sentiment uevel
oped in favor of him he coula do in
duced to enter the race, and would
make a clean sweep for the democracy
Mr. Price Withdraw.
James Price has asked that he be
withdrawn from consideration in the
mayoral candidacy, thus leaving the
following, aside from Mr. Hursc, in
the field of discussion: T. J. Me
ill, C. B Marshall, E. C. Berry, W.
C. Mauckcr, W. B. Mclntjre, A. D.
Huesing, Dan Corken, G. W. Aster,
J. W. Lawhead, Ira Kerr and V. M.
For the other offices those discussed
are: City clerk, Ilerman Detjens, J.
R. Johnston, James Lamont, Herman
Luchmann; city attorney, t. R. Ken
worthy, R.R. Reynolds; police mag
istrate, E C. Berrv, John P. Sexton,
of the Commercial house, Peter
Schlommer, Capt. George Lamont;
treasurer, Paul Hamilton, II. B. Sim
mon, II. E Casteel; collector. B. If.
Kimball; assessor, George W. llenrv;
supervisors, M. W. Battles. J. F.
Rosenfiel i, C. H. Seidel, Mat Buncher,
Paul Thiesen. Joseph Kerr, J. W.
Cavanaugb, II. L. Wheelan, J. G.
Junge, John Blake, Joseph Gciger,
William E;kermann and John P. Sex
ton. (iood Aldermaulc Timber.
Aldermanic timber is plentiful and
the outlook is bright for tho plac
ing in nomination ol a winner in i
every ward in the city. The only two !
democrats in the present council, j
Charles Heidemann, of tho Second,
and T. A. Pender, of the Fifth, will
probably be renominated by acclima
tion, no opposition to either having
thus far developed. In the other
wards those talked of arc: First
ward, Thomas Burns, Martin Wein
berger: Third, Otto H. Birkcl; Fourth,
ROCK ISLAND AT
named corporation is concerned, it
will not enter into such a deal, if it
meets with popular disapproval in the
three cities, the transfer will not bj
made. While the exact status of the
situation in Davenport is not known
here, there can be no misinterpreta
tion of the consensus of opinion in
Rock Island, at least. In his
city the loss of the individuality
of the new road and its local facili
ties or the passing of its control to
any of the other roads now entering
here would be greatly deplored. This
view of tho case involves no dispar
agement of the two big systems men
tioned in connection with the future
of the Tri-City route. The simple facts
of the matter aro that the valuable
rights acquired in both Rock Island and
Moline were given freely with the
idea that they would mean bven
tually if not in the immediate future
the bringing of different roads from
thoso already here, into this territory.
With the grafting cf tho franchises
to what has since become the Daven
port, Rock Island & Northwestern,
passed from tho people's control in
the two cities on this tide of the river
the best, if not the only remaining
advantages for the advent of new and
independent railroads. To havo those
privileges seized now by any of tha
systems already possessed of means
of entering the cities, would unavoid
ably prove a source of great disap
pointment. If the expression of the
people of Rock Island were gained, it
would, it is believed, unmistakably
show an emphatic preference for
the continued independence of the
The Fire Alarm Boxes.
The city will make a great mistake
if it experiments further with its fire
alarm system. In whatever step are
taken by tho council, it should be
with a view to securing the best, and
when it comes to the best, the experi
ences of other cities show that the
fire alarm should be divorced from
the complications that must naturally
arise from any combined arrange
ment. By making provision for a
number of Gamcwcll boxes in th
V. Dauber, Charles Bleuer, G. W.
Aster. W. II. Lamont; Sixth, J. T,
Shield . J. F. Rofcenfield, Robert Hill,
H. p. El well; Seventh, George Wag
ner, Jr., Joseph Kerr. Paul Thiesen.
Bits About Baseball.
Thomas Cope, shortstop, of Ashland,
Wis., has been forwarded a Rock Island
contract. He has accepted terms by
Manager Hayes, of the Davenport
club, has signed Frank Hurburger, of
Dubuque. He has a fine record as a
pitcher. He plajed one year with
Gilman. of Minneapolis, and won an
Terre Haute now hass'x men signed
and expects to have the entire team
made u by April 15. The club will
: go somewhere for 2-weeks' practice
before the season opens.
Tho first game to be played on the
Rock Island diamond will be an exbi
bition contest with the Davenport
team April 2i.
i;ack From LoaUvllle.
Henry Carte, John Crubaugh and
II. II. Cleaveland returned yesterday
from Louisville, where they were in
the interest of Everts commandery,
Knights Templar. They met Capt.
John" Streekfus in Louisville
and were taken bv him across
the river to Jeffersonville, Ind.,
to.ipect tho handsome new boat
ho has in course oi construction
there. It is 175 feet long and will bo
one of the beauties on tbo Mississippi
river. It will run opposite to the
Winona in the Rock Island-Clinton
At the next meeting of FerU com
mandery No. 18. Knights lemplar, a
proposition for the changing or tne
name to Rock Island commandery
will be taken up for consideration.
National I'nloD, Notice.
The regular meeting oi Arsenal
Council, National Union, will be held at
the hall Tuesday evening, March
12. All members are requested to be
present, as business ot importance
will come before the meeting.
J. D. Zahict, Sec'y.
Notice to Contractor.
Sealed proposals will be received by
the undersigned for the removal of
the old No. 8 frame school building at
Thirty-seventh street and Fourteenth
avenue, also the bricfc No. i Dunuing
at Forty-second street and Seventh
avenue, the latter to bo razed even
with the surface. The work to be
completed within sixty days. All
bids must be in the hands oi the sec
retary by Tuesday. March 12, at
7 p. Ul. liOAKl OF EDUCATION.
II. a. VAtiT, becretary.
For the Teeth.
KiimlinA Antispntii Tnnth Paste
atd Tooth Powdt r have been especially
prepaied for the teeth. A 25-ccnt
package will convince you of the
superior merits of these preparations
over the ruaoy cheap and worthless
articles on the market. For sale by
The hand pf Timo lays few wrinkles
on the brow of them that take Rocky
Mountain Tea this month. A greet
spring blessing. T. H. Thomas' phar
macy. THE PRESENT TIME.
business section and the putting in
of the essential apparatus the city
would not necessarily be disn girding
tho outlying localities. Tho present
BTstem might be retained in the resi
dence portions until the Gamewell is
fully established by the addition of a
certain number of boxes each year
and operated independently, and
eventually the old system turned over
to the exclusive use of the police de
partment But there is nothing in
the way of making a start with the
Gamewell for the business part ef
town now, putting in the plant and
inaugurating as many boxes at once
as the city feels that it can afford.
At all events the business center de
mands tho protection of alarm boxes,
and tho city will act wisely while
about it to provide the beFt.
The School Charter.
Regardless of what may havo been
the trend of public sentiment on the
subject of abolition' of the special
Fchool charter under which the
Rock Island schools have been oper
ating for so many years, the de
struction of the high school has
awakened in the minds of many
doubts as to the wisdom of making a
change, especially at the present
lime. Tho promptness with which
the board of education has taken up
unhampered the matter of providing
a new building demonstrates the ad
vantage of a board limited in size and
absolutely frco from tho considera
tions that often beset an administra
tive or legislative body. With the
abolition of the special charter, it is
argued, the question of the erection
of a new building would have to
await a vote of the people, and might,
through influences detrimental to the
schools, ba defeated. Besides this,
the board under tho general law
would be incumbered by increased
numbers and would not always be
free from politics, a condition to be
so desired in the" control of the
schools. Still, if the people want the
change they should have it, notwith
standing that the venture might
prove decidedly inopportune just at
Oar display in our east window. No better Shoes made
at the price, where style, fit and service are eonsidered.
Calf, Satin Calf, Kangaroo Calf, Box Calf and Colt skin.
Heavy and light soles.
One Price, $2.00.
Central Shoe Store,
The Horrors of War.
HARTZ S ULLEMEYER, aWnUs.
Big Grocery Department.
Strictly fresh eggs two doz
en for 25c
Pride of the Fair, the whit
est and strongest northern
patent made. Every sack
guaranteed fl 05
Best XXXX Full Patent
ent flour, per sack 98c
Finest Graham, 10-lb sack. 21c
Good sweet oranges per doz. 15c
Best German white sago,
per pound 5c
Finest Pearl Tapioca, per
Fresh Vanila Wafers, per lo 9c
Fresh Oyster Crackers, per i
Best Pink Salmon, 1-lb flit
Finest Sal Soda, per lb. . . . lc
Wheat Wafers, Best Break
fast Food, 15c packages.. 10c
Earlv June Peas', per can.. 0j
Fancy Oregon pruncs.piump
and tart, 3 103 25c, 1 lb. . 9c
California evap. Peaches,
largest size, per lb 13c
California evap Pears, larg-
est size, par lb 13c
California White Apricots,
plump and delicious, 3
lbs 2oc. 1 lb 0i
Cleaned Currants, per lb. . . 15a
Good Smoking Tobacco 1-lb
Fine Cut Chewing Tobacco
1 lb 35c
Speckled Trout Cigars, 50
in a box 90c
Two Toilet Soap Special.
1 Lot, three cakes in a box,
Pure Castile, white and
green, one-half lb. cakes,
regular 10c, now 5c
Decorative Prepared Palms
Nothing makes the home
more attractive than Palms.
Medium sizes 25o
Large size. .- tihe
The Emerson Co.
1712 Second Avenue
It will pay you to buy your
seeds from us as we keep
only the highest class of
seeds. Seeds that give you
big results. Our aim is al
ways to get and to sell the
best seeds that can be ob
tained. Our stock consists
of the best varieties adopted
to this vicinity. Call or send
Louis Hanssen's Sens,
213-215 West Second St.
The Mauser bullet, the shell
and the sword have proved
insignificant foes in compar
ison to disease. Disease is
insatiate a silent foe. Be
prepared for it by having the
best of drugs whose purity
is assured. Our drug stock
is beyond question as to su
perior quality. Red Cross
prescriptions carefully and
accurately filled by ourselves.
Red Cross prescription drug
gists. house Furnishing Depart
ment. Tub, heavv galvanized,
"Never Pull Out" handles 49c
Wringers, full size rolls,
galvanized frames, patent
tub clasp 99c
Clothes Rack, 50 feet to
hang on 59c
Ironing Board, folding,
wood, full length 69c
Mop Sticks, one that will
Mop Cloth, best twisted
cotton, three for 25c
Pillow Sham Holder, our
special price 10c
Scrub Brushes, regular 10c
We Are Exclusive Dealers
In the Sun Burner Gas
Tbey make no smoke and are
perfectly odorless. They are
steady and reliable in operation
and produce a full fire in one
minute. No waste in starting
They are the only Btove with a
genuine warming closet. An
absolute guaranteo with every
Cut Price Drag Department
Swamp Root, fl bottles. .. . 69c
WineofCardni.fi bottles. 79c
Belladona Plasters, regulir
25c '. 10c
Aogrel's Dainty or Diamond
Dyes, regular 10c package 7c
Vaseline, large screw top j ir 8c
1. Lot Tooth Brushes, )5c
kinds, special 5c
Pure candies retailed at whole
Fresh Chocolate Drops, per
Peanut Squares, per lb 10c
Finest Peppermint and Win
tergreen . reams, per Jb. 10c
Frtsa Chocolate Candies,
40o kind, per lb 23o