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TILE ARGUS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2G, 1901.
But a Few
Days Left In
the Old Year
Take advantage of it and see that 3'ou start
tlie New Year riprht, by trading with the
old reliable Shields Cash Grocery. Below
you will find a few of the many bargains
he has in his store.
Flour, "Our Best, per sack 97c
8 pounds Rolled Oats 25c
Uncolored Japan, Tea, per pound 35c
2-1 b. can Best Baking Powder.. 23c
Dr. Price's Baking1 Powder, per
Schepp Cream Fruit Pudding1, 3
Fancy New Citron, per pound.. 1754c
10c Sack Salt..: ;.. 5c;
Large Dried Apricots 12c i
New Mince Meat. 2 packages... 15c
Bock Island and Davenport Corn,
per dozen 85c
Yeast Foam, per package 3c
8 bars Santa Claus Soap 25c
10a Wool Soap, 2 for 15c
10c Ivory Soap, 2 for 15c
Sapolio, 2 for 15c
Knameline, 2 for 15c
Gold Dust Washing' Powder.... 17Vc .
Swift Pride Washing- Powder... 15c
a , r- t -r- i r- '
x packages nusuing- xotvuer....
Toilet Soap, 25c kind.". 15c
Pure Borax, per 1-pound pack-
Holland Herring', per keg 85c
l ib Salmon 10c
Canned Peas, per dozen 00c
3-pound can Beets 10c
1 dozen boxes Parlor Matches.. 10c
Kalston Pancake Flour, 3 pack
ages v 25c
New Shredded Cocoanut, per
Tint bottle Catsup, 3 for 25c
20 pounds Best Granulated
15-uound pail Jelly, per pall 37c
Salt Herring, per dozen 20c
Smoking Tobacco, per pound.. 23c
Star Tobacco, per pound 4.c
Horse Shoe Tobacco, per pound 45c
Wetmore's Best Tobacco, pound 45c
New Buckwheat, 10-pound sack. 30c
New Dried Peaches, 3 pounds.. 25c
Kicena, 2 packeges 15c
Corn Starch, per package 5c
Green Gages, per can 8c,. 2 lor.. lac
Ecsr 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 Arenac
t to Buy lor the
Come here and we will help
you make a selection.
Appropriate Gifts at Appropriate Prices.
Program from now till Xmas
Your next choice.
Smoking Jackets, Knit Jackets,
YOU KNOW US.
IN NEW THEATRE
The Illinois to Open Its Doors to
the Public This Evening.
REALIZATION OP A .LONG DESIRE
'Are You a Mason?" the Attraction
Holder of the
The doors of the Illinois, IJock
Island's new theatre, will be opened
to the public tonight for the first
time, the initial H-rforniunoe to be
Iam Deitrichsen's refreshing comedy,
-re lou a -Mason." The reservation
of seats in accordance with the nuin
U-rs secured 113- subscribers ut the
drawing- conducted at the Harper
house. began this morning at
o'clock at .Lloyd's, and is passing1 oflf
without a hitch.
Society will In- out in force tonight.
many coming' from Moline and Dav
enport, some n guests of I tuck
The Imx holders are: I'.o.x A
Charles McIIugh; 15. I Jen T. Cable; C
and (J. I'hil .Mitchell; 1). L. . MeCabe;
i:, K. . Hurst; F, F. C. Allen (Mo-
lino); H, V. A. Kosenfield. As u re
sult of a slight misunderstanding in
the disposition of the boxes 1 C
Denkinann, one of the purchasers.
consented to the cancellation of his
name from the list, and was promptly
refunded his $100 by Mr. Johnston.
IJofore the curtain rises Chairman
Medill. of the general theatre commit
tee, will make a short address.
(i. II. Johnston, builder of the the
atre, accompanied by Mrs. Johnston
anil their guest, Mrs. Hudson Rtill-
well, arrived this morning from St.
Louis to attend the show this evening.
No Standing? Room.
Mr. Johnston has made every pro
vision for the protection and aceom
modation of the public, in the waj- of
H)lice, firemen, carriage calls, etc.
He gives the assurance that tiobodv
will ! admitted tonight for less than
$10. The btx ottice will ln closed end
no standing room will be sold, thus
avoiding overcrowding of the house.
This is Kock Island's night," Ha id
Mr. Johnson, "and no pains will he
spared to please those who have con
tributed to the enterprise. 1 will not
permit any advantage to Ie taken of
them by the selling of tickets, either
in excess of those subserilK-d or at a
less figure. I think when the jM'ople
see the Illinois they will say I have
kept my promise, and that is all I
want them to sav."
Snore After Lengthy Agitation.
Tonight's event will be the culmin
ation of a long-directed effort to se
cure for the city that which it was so
much in need f a modern play
house. The question was ajritated
for several years by the Argus. The
services of Mr. Johnston, known to
be a king pin among the theatre pro
moters of the country, were enlisted.
His plan seemed the only feasible oni.
A theatre project in itself does not
invite investment in a town the size
of Kock Island. The onlv way, there
fore, to get the new building was on a
basis of a $10,000 opening night, suit-
script ion, or $10 a seat and $100 each
for the boxes.
Rork Inland Club's Tart.
It is to be said to the credit of the
Rock Island club that one of the first
things that organization did upon its
formation was to take up the the
atre enterprise, and its committees
have been unceasing in their laliors
since its comsnmmation. its for
mer president, F. XV. IJahnsen. and
the present executive' officer, T. J.
Vedill. having been particularly prom
inent in their identification with the
undertaking. Through the club came
the co-operation of the Ketail Mer
chants' association and the Tri-City
Labor Congress, and the first general
theatre committee included the pres
idents of these last named bodies,
George H. Kingsbury and K. C. Ilcrry
respectively. Various other com
mittees, made up of the leading men
of the city, put their shoulders to the
wheel when the sale of the seats was
begun. Out of these committees,
when the subscription list was filled,
was selected n general committee to
act with Mr. Johnston in making the
proposition a reality. This commit
tee consists of T. J. Medill. (1. H.
Kingsbury. E. C. Herry, Charles Mc
IIugh. Phil Mitchell, J. J. La Velle.
Dr. R. M. IVarce, XV. A. Kosenfield, II.
I. Simpson, F. A. Head, Walter John
son. J. S. Leas. XV. II. Edwards and
E. II. Ouyer. Of this committee Mr.
Medill is chairman and Mr. Kings-
While this committed met from
time to time throughout the con
struction, anu has passed upon all
important matters pertaining to the
building and furnishing, it designated
a building committee, which has been
in close touch with the details, and
consisting of T. J. Medill. Georee H.
vingsbury, I'hil Mitchell and YV. II.
Ia Modern Hoate.
The Illinois is a modern ground
floor theatre and in all its appoint
ments is the best in the state outside
of Chicago and, barring the Auditor
ium and Illinois, it takes a back seat
for none there. The new house has
been fully described heretofore in
these columns on a num'oer of occa
sions. Its name, as is known, was
selected. by a popular voting contest
conducted by the Argu.
Mr. Johnston and his associate,
Judge Foley, of Lincoln, 111., are the
-owner's of the theatre proper, while
the Kock Island Brewing company is
proprietor of the building on the east
erected at the same time as the play
house by arrangement with Mr. John
ston. As known, negotiations have
been in progress for several months
with Chamlerlain & Kindt for the
sale of the theatre to them. If this
deal is carried through the Illinois
will become a part of the splendid fir
cuit of cities controlled by that firm
in nnv other event Mr. Johnston will
manage the house himself and, re
gardless of any circumstances, he
stands pledged to the committee as
resjmnsible for the character of the
bookings for the first two years.
Louis Jones has been appointed
chief usher at the new theatre, his
assistants being Adelbert Head
George Curkendahl, George Irter
John Crampton. Xie Ulneser, Leo Lar
kin and Harry Campbell.
Considerable remains yet to be
done that will contribute to the ex
terior ornamentution of the theatre
Among the more important additions
to come are the tile name piece and
TrlnccM Chic" I Next.
Marguerita Sylva, who is to appear
here as the prima donna in Kirkc La
Shelle's and Julian Ed wa riles pretty
romantic opera, "The Princess Chic."
ut. the Illinois Saturday afternoon
and evening, is a TVlgian by birth
Her native home is IJrussels. Urns
sels has leen styled a pocket edition
of Paris, and this may account for
the dash and spirit that characterize
Miss Sylvu's work and that give her
that, large share of magnetism nec
essary for one who would be success
ful as a star. She sjnnt some years
of study in Paris and this doubtless
added to the natice chic and jaunty
grace of her manner. Those who
have seen her assert that no other
woman in America has such strong
natural claims fcr the title of "The
Princess Chic' as Miss Sylva, She
has a dainty suggestion of a foreign
accent that adds realism and charm
lo her sprightty and mettlesome in
terpretat ion of the title role in this
pretty opera comique.
"A Homespun Heart," in the hands
of . what is said to be a capable com
pany, is the attraction for Sunday
night at the Illinois.
CASE TO BE RETRIED
Suit ofOttllic De Yeager Against the
I., K. I. J X. XV. Again
Attorney YV. R. Moore today filed
declarations in two damage suits of
$5,000 each. One is that of Ottilie
De Yeager as administ rsitrix of the
estate of Angclus De Yeager. her
husband, against the D.. K. I. X. YY
road. This case was tried during the
last'term of court aud vtfas dismissed
upon motion of Mr. Moore just as
iludge Ramsey was about to instruct
the jury to find for the defense. De
Yeager was killed Feb. 2 last by a
work train which backed down upon
him while he was crossing the track
of the company in Moline. The claim
s set up that the train was running
at an illegal rate of speed and was
not observing the city ordinances yt
regard to ringing the bell.
The other case is a suit on the part
f Alice YVyman. of Moline, against
he Tri-City Railway company, and
njury is claimed on account of an
accident which happened in Moline
ast Septeniler. According to the
declaration the car was started le-
fore the plaintiff could alight anil she
was thrown and injured.;
Court cop vened this morning, but
was immediately adjourned till this
afternoon when the bar assembled to
fix up a trial list for next term.
Tomorrow is the last day on which
suits may be filed to come up at the
January term of court.
DECLARES HE WAS SOBBED
Hugh MrGee Claims to Have Lout
Hugh McGee, who lives at Third
street and Sixth avenue, reported to
he police today that he Avns robled
of the sum of $270 last night. He
lnims the money was in his trousers
pockt when he went to bed at 10:30
ast night & ml he placed them under
his pillow. On awaking this morning
he found they hail leen dragged out
nto the middle of the floor and the
money was gone.
The police have little to work upon
n the case. McGee is the part3' who
was picked up drunk on the street a
couple of weeks ago with $235 on his
person. He claimed at that time that
he had been relieved of the difference
between what was found and $450.
McGee is about 70 jars of age and
has a family.
TO UNVEIL THE MONUMENT
Cfrrmonr Tomorrow at 81 te of Old Fort
At 11 o'clock tomorrow morning oc
urs the unveiling of the monument
erected at Fort Armstrong chapter
of the Daughters of the American
evolution to mark the site of the
dd fort at the west end of the island.
The. public has been invited to be
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handling1 these delicate products.
Our motto is "quality, cleanliness
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Subscribe for The Argus.
OLD THEATRE SOLD
& Salzmann Buy Har-
A rOUE-STOET FUENTTUEE HOUSE
Building is to be Gutted and Re
The career of Harper's theatre as a
place of amusement was ended today
by the purchase of the property from
the Harper estate by Clemann fc Salz
Thirty thousand dollars was the
consideration, the site occupied as a
stable by Sencer & Trefz, 011 Second
avenue, posite Spencer square, be-
ng traded in by Clemann & Salzmann
whose original plan was to build
The theatre building, the lower
floors of which have leen occupied
for 15 years by Clemann Sr Salzmann,
is to be gutted at mice, and practi
To be Four Storlen.
It will be four stories and and so
designed that it will be the finest fur
niture and carpet establishment in
this- part of the country. A plate
glass front, anil freight and passenger
elevators will be among the features.
The drawing of the plans has been
entrusted to Architect Dorgolte.
YAVrk will be commenced on the
building as soon as possible, the firm
hoping to have their new home com
pleted in the spring. The dimen
sions of the building are COxJ20. It
is one of the best locations in the
AN OLD SETTLER DEAD
Mrs. Mary B. Thompson Expires in
Sears at the Age of
Mrs. Mary Tt. Thompson, one of the
pioneer settler of Rock Island coun
ty, died at 12:15 Christmas morning
it the home of her son, A. D. Thomp
son, in Sears. Deceased was aged S4
years, 1 month and 2! days. She was
born in Pennsylvania, her maiden
name being Mary IJ. Connors. She
and her husband, John Thompson, lo
afed here in 1S55. the latter passing
away .!.; years ago. ineir marriage
eenrred Aug. 12, 1S40. The sur
vivors are two sons, A. D. and .1. C.
Thompson, the latter of this city.
The funeral will be held from the
ome in Sears at 10 o'clock tomorrow
Funeral services over the remains
of Adolph J. Stoy were held at 2 this
afternoon at the bereaved home on
Third aven.ie and Thirteenth street.
I'ev. D. Li. McXarv officiating. There
Avere present large representations
from Camp 29, M. YV. of A.. Sylvan
'ourt of Honor 391. and fellow em
ploys from the shops at Rock Island
rsenal. The pall bearers were se
lected from the three bodies, Oliver
Reck and Charles Hodgson from the
YVoodmen, YV. H. Jordan and' Fred
Schroeder from the Court of Honor,
nd Emil Schmitten and Stephen
Ryan from the arsenal employes. In-
erment was at Chippiannock ceme
erv. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Lerche, the
latter lieinsr n sister of the deceased.
were here f rom Ottuniwa to attend
The funeral of Mrs. YY'ashington L.
Sweeney took place this morning.
There were short 'services nt the
homo on Sixth avenue nt 9:30 and
then at the First. M. V.. church.
where Rev. R. I J. YVilliams was assist
ed by Rev. R. i. Pearce. Interment
was at Chippiannock cemetery.
Let's be of
DURING TIIE HOLIDAY SEASON". II yoxi want
to enjoy tnat feeling of satisfaction, feeling tliat
all the presents you are giving -will be just
riglit, that they are of good value, that they are
the best that could be had for the money, buy
them here. Whatever yoxi buy of us, whether it
is 50c, $5.00 or 850, depend upon it, it eoul d not
have been better.
See our beautiful line of Jardinier Stands, Pe
destals, Parlor and Library Tables, Library and
Combination Boole 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
in this line. 'Tis a line beyond comparison with
anything else in tin; 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
v USEFUL v
For Father, Husband, Son or
. Brother V 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 La Velle,
1812 Second avenue, Kock Island, I1L
I a 151 Contract.
The Tri-City Construction company
s niakint? great progress with the II-
inois state normal school bmluinpr.
t Macomb. The big structure, 320x
70 fet in area, and costing $320,000,
s under roof, or nearly so, and the
nterior wtirk will soon be poing1 on
rush ortler. The c ut stone ork
on this job is said to be the finest
hat has ever been erected in the
state of Illinois.
Saw Death Near.
"It often . made my heart ache,
writes L. C. Overstreet, of Elffin.
Tenn., to hear my wife cough wntil
t seemed her weak and sore lungs
would collapse. Good doctors said
she was so far gone with consump
tion that no medicine or earthly help
could save her, but a friend recom
mended Dr. King's New Discovery
and persistent use of this excellent
medicine saved her life." It's abso
lutely guaranteed for coughs, col.s.
bronchitis, asthma and all throat and
hint? diseases. 50c and $1.00 at Ilartz
& Ullemeyer's. Trial bottles free.
Little Mabel rapa, does our family
own a planet?
Papa What nonsense, child! " Who
put that Idea iDto your bead?
Little Mabel Why, I asked the
teacher last nigbt what big star it was
bove us, and she said it wasn't a star.
but a planet, and that it was Ma's.
Town and Country.
Accidents come with, distressing
frequency on the farm. Cuts, bruises,
stings, sprains. Dr. Thomas Eclectric
Oil relieves the pain instantly. Never
safe without it.
Corner of TwentietK Street
acrid Fourth Avenue.
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