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TUB AUGUS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER
20, 1901. i
PUT SANTA CLAUS
MR. SHERMAN HERE CANNON ARE LOCATED RUCKER ARRESTED
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and j-pu would break the hearts of all the
children in town. Put him in Shield's Cash
Grocery Store and he could' supply hinself
with loads of delicacies fit for a king. All
kinds of poultrj- and Christmas dinner find
ings. Read below.
Speaker of the Illinois House
Comes to Meet New ''
Guns to be Remounted
Placed In Court House
IN HIS CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
Says There Is no Politics in His Visit
and Sees Numerous
Flour, "Our Best," per sack 97c ,1 lb Salmon 10c
8 pounds Rolled Oats 25c . Canned Peas, per dozen 90c
Uncolored Japan Tea, per pound
2-lb. can Best Baking' Powder..
Dr. Price's Baking' Powder, per
Schepp Cream Fruit Pudding-, 3
Fancy New Citron, per pound.. 17e
10c Sack Salt 5c
Large Dried Apricots 12!4c
New Mince Meat. 2 packages... 15c
Hock Island and DaTenport Corn,
35c ' 3-pound can Beets
23c 1 dozen boxes Parlor Matches..
Ralston Pancake Flour, 3 pack
ages ... 25c
New Shredded Cocoanut, per
Pint bottle Catsup, 3 for.'. 25c
20 pounds Best Granulated
Sugar i.. $1.00
15-pound pail Jelly, per pail 37c
j Salt Herring, per dozen
dozen 85c I Smoking Tobacco, per pound.
Yeast Foam, per package 3c
8 bars Santa Clans Soap 25c
10c Wool Soap, 2 for... 15c
10c Ivory Soap, 2 for 15c
Sa polio, 2 for 15c
r.nameline, 2 for 15c
Gold Dust Washing Powder.... 17e
Swift Pride Washing Powder... -15c
2 packages Washing Towder.... 5c
Toilet Soap, 25c kind 15c
Pure Borax, per 1-pound pack
Holland Herring, per keg 85c
'Star Tobacco, per pound 45c
Horse Shoe Tobacco, per pound 45c
Wetmore s llest lobacco, pound 4ac
New Buckwheat, 10-pound sack. 30c
New Dried Peaches, 3 pounds.. 25c
Judge L. V. Sherman, of Mavinili
speaker of the Illinois house of renresen-
tativot dropped into town today-just to
become acquainted with hi neighbors,
he said. The judgo was acconiuaniod bv
the well known Illinois republican
wheel-horse, M. J. Foreman, who re ore-
sents tho Third ward of Chicago in the
municipal assembly of that city. Aside
irom accompanying his friend Judz
Sherman, Aid. Foreman had the satin
faction and pleasure of greeting his ixjr-
onnl a well as political friend. Walter
Among others prominent in the poli
tics of the republican party in this sec
tion of Illinois who availed themselves
of the opportunity to swap compliments
with tho Illinois speaker were J. Mack
Slioll, of Carthage, and former State
Senator II. V. Fisher, of Geneseo,
to nay nothing of the array of local cele
brities, which while perha(s not so num
erous as on some former occasions be
for the postofliee questions were settled
was just as important.
The public expenditures committee of
the county board held a meeting yester
day afternoon wita a committee repre
senting John Buford post, G. A. R., to
decide as to the disposition of the can
non donated years ago by the govern
ment and which have been going to de
cay in the county jail yard, the super
visors having appropriated $250 at the
solicitation of Buford pout to place the
oannoit in good condition.
The cannon are to he distributed as
follows: One each at the southeast,
northeast and northwest corners of the
square; one six feet inside the tddewalk
line at each of the four entrances to
the court house, and three surrounding
the monument at the northeast corner
of the square. 1 '
Medicine Agent Forgets to Pay
Performers Before Leav
ing the City.
HE IS FOLLOWED TO CHICAGO
tauaevllle People Stranded With.
out Pay'and Board Bills
Facing Tb cm.
DEPUTIES' MEET OVER
Profitable Session or Woodmen
Workers Knds Officers
Ricena, 2 packages 15c
Corn Starch, per package. 5c
Green Gages, per can 8c, 2 for.. 15c
Egg Plums, per can 8c, 2 for.... 15c
Peaches, per can 10c
Pears, per can 10c
Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce,
per can 5c
2532 Fifth Avenue
What shall I buy for Christmas?
Come here and we will help
you make a selection.
Appropriate Gifts at Appropriate Prices.
Program from now till Xmas
Your next choice.
YOU KNOW US.
J out Getting Acquainted.
The judge declared there was no sig
nificance whatever attached to his visit.
His ohject in coming to Rock Island at
this time wai merely to become ac
quainted with his new ncighlsirs, con
gres.sionally opeaking. The judg had
no idea of looking after his fences either
in view of the congressional nomination
next year or the gubernatorial honor
some three veaxs hence.
Judge Sherman has a happy faculty of
making friends, for beneath tho stern
exterior that he assumes when a minor
ity representative asks the privilege of
the floor at Springfield is concealed a
And when it comes to ways that are
peculiar politically, the man who camps
on Mierniuu s trail is something on the
order of the dandv.
After the judge had met the poli
ticians at the Harper, he lxnauie the
guest of Hon. K. V. Hurst, who during
his last term of service in the house
proved one of the minority leaders who
never failed to command the eye of the
chair, and who in consequence always
has a good word for the distinguished
presiding officer. Judge Sherman and
Mr. Foreman were entertained by Mr.
Hurst at luncheon at tiie Rock Island
club, the alTair bcinir entirely im--
later Judge Sherman and Mr. Foreman
went to Moline, accompanied by Walter
NEW THEATRE OPENING
The Woodmen deputies completed the
business of their session at noon today.
The main question discussed during the
3 days' meeting was that of an equit
able rate adjustment for the order. This
was emphasized, not because it is jmrt
of the deputies business to solve the
rate problem nor yet because it is their
duty to. explain the purposes of the
change to the membership, but simply
to give them an understanding of the
basic principles of insurance that they
mik'lit U'tter perform their duties.
The program last evening was changed
and the election of officers was held in
stead of taking up the discussion of the
paper of Dr. E. L. Kerns, of Moline, head
physician for the state of Illinois, upon
"The Deputy and the Medical Examina
tion." The oilicers chosen are those of
the State Deputy's association and are
President M. H. Wyckoff, Newcastle,
Vice president T. W. Hartley, Mos.
Secretary F. W. Steven, Portland,
Treasurer Marvin Quackcnbush, Dun
The nrtHTam of the evenimr closed
with a recitation by Horace Huron.
This morning the time was given up
to a further consideration of the rate
question, addresses lieing made and
questions answered by Abb La ml is,
and M. M. Dawson, of New York City,
who arrived Iat evening to assist in the
making up of the tables for the approval
of the committee on rates.
This afternoon the visitors spent most
of the 'time visiting the head office and
acquainting themselves with the man
ner of doing business there, a thing they
had not previously had the opportunity
to do. The majority of them will leave
for their homes this evening or tomorrow.
Chief of Police Darnell left last night
on the 12:0.3 train for Chicago in re
sponse to a massage notifj-ing him that
Doctor Ruoker, who has been holding
forth at Harper's theatre for the past
10 days, had bean located in that ntv
and pl.xued under arrest for his uncere
monious leaving of his troupe of Korak
Wondera "with, the bills they had in
curred, stranded in this city.
The doctor and his wife left for Chi
cago yesterday morning and as the an-
iiounoement had been made that the en
gngpinant of tlia uompany at Harper's
theatre had terminated nothing was
thought of tho departure till during the
day members of the troupe learned of
the move. As the doctor and his wife
had been putting up at the Harper and
the members of tho company at lodging
bonnes about town, the latter were not
in close touch with their chief. A
number of tha stranded ones conferred
with Attorney (r. W. MoCaskrire and in
the afternoon a warrant for Rucker's
arrest for defrauding his people was
sworn out and when it wus learned he
luul gone to Chicago the police of that
city were- 6t to work on the case. In
the evening the message referred to was
Theatre and JioarJ Kills.
It is said the doctor owes about $50
rent on the theatre and over $200 in
board bills awl back salary to the menn
bens of the troupe of whom eight are
left. Just what led to the sudden flight
is not clear but it is supposed tliat fman
eaal conditions were not as auspicious
as the dispenser of patent medicines
could have wished. This is the third
tiine he has performed the same caper,
according to meiuhers of his company.
"Princes Chic" is Favored of Two
Attractions Submitted to
Edward T. Connellv died at 5:10 last
evening at the home of his mother, Mrs.
Connellv, 1231 Sixth avenue, after hav
ing ttutfercd three years with bronchical
trouble. Deceased was 2! years of age
and a native of Rock Island. He was a
harness maker bv trade and was em
ployed at Rock Island arsenal. He wjis
a vounff man who was widely known
and liiirhly esteemed and general sorrow
will bo" felt at his untimely demise. The
surviving members of the family are the
mother, a sister. Mrs. Mary Home, of
Davenport. 'and a brother, John Con
nellv. of this city.
The funeral will take place at 2 Sun
day afternoon frniu the home to St. Jo
seph's church and local branch No. 11,
United Brotherhood of Leather workers,
to whioh deceased belonged, will attend
iu a body.
At the meeting of the general thea
tre committee at the Rock Island Club
yesterday afternoon Promoter John
ston, as reported in last evening's
Argus, stated he had two attractions
suitable for the ojening performance
in view, "Are vou a .Mason.' lor the
26th ami 'The Princess Chic" for the
While both are regarded as capital
shows, it was the unanimous senti
ment of the committee that "The
Princess Chic" would lie preferable.
Mr. Johnston thcreujKjn agreed to
spare no expense to secure it, ami at
once telejrranhed the Olvmrdc theatre.
St. Louis, where the Marguerite Sylva
Opera company is playing, making a
cash proposition to produce "The
Princess Chic" here the 28th.
The committee adjourned to meet
at the Harper house after supper, but
during the evening Mr. Johnston had
received no resiionse to his telegram.
Judge Foley, who is financially inter
ested in Mr. Johnston's enterprises.
had arrived from his home in Lincoln,
III., and in company with the former
and members of the committee paid a
visit to the Illinois, which was illu
minated to show its interior beauties,
heretofore described in QThe Argus.
Not the least of the more attractive
features is the main drop curtain
which, in deference to the wishes of
the committee, Mr. Johnston has
made as elalwrate and yet as tasty as
possible. Mr. Johnston expressed it
as his belief that there is none pret
tier in the state.
Mr. Johnston received an answer to
telegram to St. Louis this morn-
ng, but as it was not satisfactory the
matter of the opening performance is
again before the general theatre com
mittee at a meeting at the Rock Is
land Club at 5 o'clock this altemonn.
F. D. Taylor was in Peoria today.
Mrs. C. A. Hunter departed last hi;
Mrs. Samuel Snuth has gone to spend
the holidays in Clinton, Iowa.
C. A. Hunter, local commercial agent
of the Rock Island road, is in Chicago.
Miss Julia Kinzie left
for Normal, 111., to visit during the
Head Attorney J. G. Johnson, of Pea
body. Kas.. is in tho city on Woodman
Miss Dolly McIIugh is home from
school at St. Katharine's Davenport, for
the holiday vacation.
C. W. Kent, instructor at the high
school, has gone to visit in Chicago and
Decatur during the holidays.
W. II. Scott left last night for a 2
nionths trip to the Pacific coast, going
out by the northern route and return
ing by the southern,
Hon. William MoEniry and family
have gone to New Orleans to spend the
holidays with Mrs. MoKiury s ioiks.
Mr. MoEniry will also visit the Beau
mont oil fields.
C. M. Witherell, formerly snperinten
dent of the waterworks, who has been
located in Springfield for several months,
lias returned to Rock Island to make his
home, having taken a position as travel
ing representative for the Century
Meter company, of New Yirk.
Mrs. Anna Bleuer. widow of the late
Jolui Bleuer, Sr., died suddenly of a
paralytic stroke at her home, 915 Seven
teenth street, at 8 o'clock this morning
While Mrs. Bleuer had been an invalid
for several years, her death was not ex
pected, having been taken ill but a half
hour before tlie tinal summons ciu
Afrs. Bleuer was a. native of MiUlendorf,
: Obornmt. Riichesrber' Canton, Solodurn
Switzerland, wnere " 1
2.", 1S20, iier name before marriage being
t J... - With her husband she
took up residence in Rock Island about
fort v vears aro and here they continued
to make their home until called to their
eternal rest. Mrs. Bleuer had a wide
circle of friends among the older people
fbi. oitv. and her death will be sin
.rW mourned by all who knew her
r 12 children, two
,i.,..l.ora nnd ten sons: John. Mrs
Phil Bladel, Jacob. Nicholas. William
M... ri IT Oimev. (La Crosse), Frank
r'Wl' Kdward." Benjamin. Albert and
h ti, funeral will be held from
the home at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon.
Varjltp ValB of Food.
Fourteen ov iters are equal to only
one egg. Pea ioup is nutritious, but to
live on it you "would need a daily sup
ply of 24 plat;fuls. A purely vegetable!
diet Is too buiky, yet It may be good
for the gouty and the obese. It is true
that the Scottish peasantry, their coun-
CHRISTMAS MTISIC AT
THE COLLEGE TOMORROW
The sixteenth organ recital given to-
.A . 1 1 . 11. .
morrow aiternoon at j ociock iu me
Augustana college chapel offers a special
program of Christmas music. After an
opening of a prelude by Saint-Saens, the
following numbers are purely aoapieu to
this time of the year: Christmas Pas
torale, on. 50. (Merkel,) Christmas
Scenes, op. 48, (Mailing,) "The Shep
l,.rU in the Field." "Bethlehem." "The
Journey of the Three Magi,' offertory on
two Christmas hymns, Guilmant.) las
toral symphony (Handel.) "I Know That
My Redeemer Liveth," "Handel,) Halle
luiah chorus. (Handel.) The last three
are the immortal numbers from Handel's
Trent masf erniccc. the "Messiah." The
trys pride, are nurtured on oatmcaL ...n,. i..t i.t n lmur and are a de
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uueraiiy suppiemcniea dj i:h to those who attend, and all are
Ail members oi c v. uawes camp
ctoO, M. YY . A. are requested to meet
at their hall at 1 p. m., Sunday to at
tend the funeral of Neighbor Edward
Connelly. All other camps are cordial-
invited to attend.
RE. CO UK EN,
DAN M'KINNEY, Clerk.
but It Is
milk. Katlonid life is a compromise.
You want the happy mean "between
the tiger pacljg its cage and the cott
lying upon tbe grass." Dr. Ilntchlu
$1,000 will be paid to any., one. who
produces ns good an all-round life-
saver as Rocky Mountain Tea made
by Madison Medicine Co. 35 cents.
II. Thomas, drug'gist.
We say of a man who has no will
mastery, "lie !s ruled by his passions."
They govern him, not he them. Centu
ries ago an Arab wrote. "Passion 'Is a
tyrant which slays those whom It gov
erns." It Is H!ie Are, which once thor
ughly kindled can scarcely be quench
ed, or like the torrent, which when It Is
swollen can no longer be restrained
with Its banks. Call him not a prisoner
who has been put In fetters by his en-1
emy, but rather him whose own pas
sions overpower him to destruction.
At McCabe's Store.
And to emphasize the fact more fully
they . offer the following for tonight's
Fine ' china cream pitchers, worth
25 cents for ! 12c
Solid silver handle glove buttoners
ith fmiev stone settinar?, worth
Large tinted picture books
Fine chocolate creams, a pound
39c hardwood folding tables
, . .5c
Leather Legrlns 1 a rair at Adams'.
Comfortable cider down high shoes
for ladies at Adams'; while they last
60 cents a pair. . -
et s be of
Let's make tliis our "best Christmas. If you
want to enjoy that feeling of satisfaction, feeling
that all the presents you are giving will be just
right, that they are of good value, that they are
the best that could be had for the money, buy
e kere. Whatever you buy of us, whether it is
,Oc, J.00 or SoO, depend upon it, it could not
have been better.
i Se,c ir beautiful line of Jardinier Stands, Pe
destals, Parlor and Library Tables, Library and
Combination Book Cases, Ladies' Desks, Dressing
Tables, Shaving Stands, etc.
You have not seen the best Rockers until you
have seen ours. We make a wonderful showing
m this line. 'Tis a line beyond comparison with
anything else in the city. .Beautiful work, extra
See our line of Leather Goods,
Turkish Rockers and
Davenport Furniture & Carpet Co.
123-125 West Third Street.
The Home of New Ideas and Honest Values
For Father, Husband. Son or
Brother Buy Early this Week
Avoid the Rush v
Jersey Office Coats.
Bargains in Boys' Overcoats, Ages 9 to
15, $7, $5, $4.85, all Marked
Sommers 6c LaVelle,
1812 Second avenue, Rock Island, 111.
CHRISTMAS -MILLINER Y.
See the stunning- hats, which we have trimmed expresslv for
the Christmas Season. They are beaitiful as well as re
markably low in price, and they appeal to every lady. One of
our beautiful creations would make an acceptable present.
Comfort for Children.
The cold weather we are having directs attention to our fine
assortment of seasonable childrens headwear, including Tarn
O'Shanters and pretty bright poke bonnets. Large poke bon
nets in all colors, including red.
Are selling for 75cts.
Brandenburg Millinery Store.
CORNER TWENTIETH STREET AND FOURTH AVENUE.
MAKE A DATE
when in need of electrical supplies
We have the best lotteries, bells,
pU8h buttons, switches, lamps, shades,
chandaliers, etc.,' and will be pleased
to give you estimates for wiring and
installation of any electrical appa
ratus. Let us color your lamps for holi
W. A. ROBB & CO,
119 Eighteenth Street.