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FR.UITS FOR. THE
do here abound fresh fruits and
fruits fresh when encased in glass
or tin; therefore sweet, fine flavor
ed, luscious now. Then there are
the relishes apjertaining and be
longing to that famous feast, the
Christmas dinner. We have these,
too, in plenty sauces, catsups,
chow chow, etc. Kverything to
help make the meats and vegeta
bles a roj al repast here.
W. J. MOELLER,
Phone 1215. 2030 Fifth Avenue.
should the good
and stew about
the holiday bak
can supply your
wants on short
TeJephone or Mail
F. J. MATH,
Confectionery and Fancy
1716-171$ Second Avenue.,
Is the verdict of all who
have tried oar
Home Made Candy
We use nothing bat the
purest and best ma
terials. 1 COIN'S PALACE OF 1
f We have a telephone.
1810 2d Ave. 4th and Brady, t
X BOCK ISLAND. DAVENPORT.
TT XI for Drnc
m For Drunkenness and
pai write us.
COAL IN THE SADDLE
A Shortage in the Supply of
Black Diamonds in
PRACTICALLY UOHE 03T HAND
Demurrage Rale Held the Cause- oi
What May Prove Seri- "
Thf telephone a the coal offices in
this city were kept busy a good por
tion of today while their owners were
explaining- the situation to their pa
trons. For the combined supply of
soft coal held by all the dealers would
probably not have made a fair sized
carload" and there was a dfinand that
SO cars would not have supplied.
In spite of warning's and in spite of
the exercise of such means as the
"dealers could take to prevent it the
cold snap ushered in a coal famine in
the tri-cities the severity of which
will be determined alone by its length.
The only possible relief, must come
through the Coal Valley Mining com
pany, for it is impossible to get for
eign, coal in anything like adequate
quantities. This afternoon several
cars from Sherrard and Cable were
placed on the market, but they will
only- serve to whet the- public desire
for more. The truth is that the
mines to the south will scarcely be
able to supply the three cities in very
cold weather after the Kock Island
road has taken what is needed on its
DemnrrsKe Kale at Fault.
The coal dealers are a unit in con
demning the demurrage for the use
of cars that went into effect last
spring as the main cause of the trou
ble. They argue that had not the tax
of $1 per day prevented the local deal
ers from keeping any coal on hand
there would have been enough stand
ing on the tracks about the city now
to tide Over any ordinary period of
inclemency. The margin of protit,
they say, is too small to prevent them
to hold carload lots even. for a few
days and the competition of coal sold
direct from the car under ordinary
circumstances renders it likewise iin-
A Dining Room
Is the special event at our store
We contracted for a very large
number, before .the raise in prices
4y..thja manufacturers,- and we will,
now give the public the benefit of
our saving. ,
Cane Seat Dining Chairs
$1.23, $1.35, $1.50, $1.75 & $2.00.
We have an elegant line of solid
oak sideboards, French mirrors,
as low as $12.50. Handsome Parlor
and Chamber Furniture correspond
ingly low in price.
A large handsomely tufted, velour
covered couch oak frame guaran
A Good Velour Couch
& Carpet Go.
Between 3d & 4th on Brady St.
Give yourself a chance to make mon
ev. Complete course ift Shorthand
920. Si month to learn. Costa only
a stamp to Investigate. Address, in.
Knglish or German, A. E. . f .fr1r
. MtTH. Milwaukee. Wis
possible to unload and store It
This is the first test of the effect of
the demurrage rule in the local coal
situation and conditions are naturally
worse here than they are in places
where there is no local supply to
draw upon, for where the dependence
is regularly placed upon the foreign
article means have been found in pre
vious seasons to avoid a crisis.
During the present fall, when the
surplus from the mines adjacent to
the tri-cities should have been stored
against a time like this, as has been
done in other years, it has ben taken
away and disposed of in foreign mar
kets. 'Hast Hope for Warm Weather
There seems to be no solution for
present troubles except warmer wea
ther. In general, however, it is evi
dent that if the demurrage rule is to
stand private parties must form the
habit of looking after their fuel ui
ply well in advance and dealers must
find a way to store up enough to sup
ply the inevitable demand that a drop
in temperature always will bring.
TALES OF THEATRE
"The Evil Eye," revised and brought
up to date, afforded first, rate enter
tainment for a large audience at the
Ilinois last evening. It is given elab
orate setting, and is interpreted by a
company of some thirty people, head
ed by the pantomimic acrobatic com
.edians, the Kennard brothers, Kieh
ard Drown and .losie Sisson. The
most elaborate effect was Arm
strong's electric ballet, in which sev
eral hundred incandescent lights were
distributed over the forms of prettily
costumed dancing girls. The play is
to 1h presented this evening at the
Burtis in Davenport.
One of the most successful Ameri
can plays on the boards today is "in
Old Kentucky, which will be seen at
the- Illinois tonight. It has oi i. s
sented season after season for nine
long- years without a break ana s
now in its 10th season of unprece
dented prosperity. From Portland,
Maine, to Portland, Ore., and from
at. Paul to Xew Orleans it is a warm
favorite with the young and with the
old. and its announcement brings joy
and gladness to the hearts of the av
Told in a swinging, witty way, re
plete with poetry, picl iiresqueness
ami love interest, "A ICoyal Family,"
which Miss Percy Haswell and her
company present at the Illinois to
morrow, has a fascination for all
classes of theatregoers. In the play
romance is woven about the life of
royal personages of a modern court.
The attention given to the recent cor
onation festivities in London shows
the interest America pays to the aris-
Jocraey.of the old world, and in "A
lioya-r'l'Ht roily" the auditor is brrmgh t i
nearer to understanding the intimate
life of royalty than could possibly
have been before. It was this that
prompted King Edward when he saw
the piny in England to ask tKe-Kng-iish
censor of plays to issue his ban
Primrose's spectacular production
of "Ten Nig-hts in a Bar Koom," with
complete casts, new realistic scenery,
all necessary accessories, and with
America's greatest juvenile vaude
ville stars, the famous Semon chil
dren, will appear at the Illinois Wed
nesdny. There is nothing cheap or light
weight about the production or cast
for Ezra Kendall's new play, "The
Vinegar Buyer." The scenes were
painted by Homer Emeus and Gates
& Morange, who are the best scene
painters in Xew York or in the Uni
ted States in. their respective lines of
work. The cast, in support of Mr.
Kendall, includes such capable ar
tists as Charles Dowser, Marion Ab
bott. Ed Chapman, Walter Thomas,
Lottie Alter and Ida Darling. These
features give evidence of the high
character of the new play supplied
Mr. Kendall for his starring tour by
his managers, Messrs. Liebler & Co.,
which comes to the Illinois Thursdav.
No Wonder Some Rock Island People A ro
Very little rest night after night.
Very little comfort day after day.
The constant itching of piles or ecze
ma. Any itchiness of the . skin is a
temper tester. Doan's Ointment is a
never-failing cure. Is. endorsed by
Iiock Island citizens for all itching
. Patrick Itooney, bricklayer, says:
"I suffered from protruding and
itching hemorrhoids- for 15
years They were of an aggra
vating form, and there was almost
constant, irritation. I tried a lot of
remedies,, and if I had used one-half
of the rures, sure cures prescribed by
my neighbors, I would have done
nothing else but put on applications.
I even consulted a physician, who
treated me, but up until ' I used
Doan's Ointment I never got hold of
anything that did me the least bit of
good. Obtaining a box of this won
derful preparation at the Harper
house drug store, I applied it care
fully as directed. It did roe so much
good that I procured two- morel Af
ter I stopped the treatment the intol
erable itching ceased."
For sale- by- all dealers. Price 50c.
Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.,
sole agents for the United States.
Kemember the name, Doan's, and
take no other.
Subscribe tot The Argus.
LUTHER LEAGUE MEET
Annual Gathering of Tri-City Or
. ganizaiion Hefd at
REV. 0. E. H0FTSTEN IS PRESIDENT
An Address by Dr. G us tar Andreen
Next Session in Kock
Officers were chosen as follows by
the Tri-City Luther League at its an
nual meeting held in Davenport:
President Kev. C. K.' HofTsten, of
Secretary Oscar Tlohman,
Treasurer Otto Hammann.
.Executive Committee The officers
of the league and Uoscoe Allen, of
Davenport; August Swanson. of Mo
line; Miss Eva Hasselquist, of Kock
Island, and Iiev. W. 11. Hlancke and
Martin .Johnson, members at large.
Friday evening C. J. Nelson, of Iiock
Island, addressed the convention of
the Tri-City Luther League on the
subject of "Perseverance." The ad
dress was a masterly production well
worth hearing and still better to
practice in all the walks of life, both
secular and religions.
. Saturday afternoon about thirty
delegates met in business session at
St. Paul's church, with President C.
E. HofFsten in the chair. The reports
of the president and chairman of the
executive committee showed a good'
condition of affairs. . The treasurer
reported the financial condition good;
shadows. arc there, but as a whole the
outlook is bright.
At yesterday was held the dosing
session. Dr. Gustav Andreen. presi
dent of Augnstana college and semi
nary, delivered the address of the af
ternoon. Next Meet In This City.
The next annual meeting will be
held in (irace Lutheran church of
Iiock Island one year hence.
At the banquet Sat unlay evening
Kev. Y. H. HIancke acted as toast
master. The following toasts were
very felicitously responded to:
The Ladies of the Lutheran Church
The Men of the Church Miss Ida
The Quarterly Meetings; What Will
You have? Miss Hilinn Anderson.
'1 he Iliver to Cross Miss Clara Eck
iii.iii. What Next ? Oscar P.ohnian.
An Invitation Kev. C. E. HofTstcn.
Ohl'Sweden and Xew Miss Mabel
' Ov'sterk and Pearls-r-Alf red Andcr
son. Our Hosts and the Cooks Arthur
Our (itiests Miss Edith Heden.
The Iiock Island is out with a neat
booklet entitled "The (iohlen State."
It is devoted to a writeup of Califor
nia and is intended of course as a
means of arousing interest in that far
away land among a people who are
locked in the arms of winter. It is
finely illustrated. The only adver
tisement, that appears on the cover is
an unostentatious "Kock Island Sys
tem" on the back, while within the
cover there is nothing but a map of
the road to suggest an object in plac
ing it in the hands of the public.
A special bearing a party of Kock
Island officials headed by General
Manager C. A. Goodnow arrived in
the city last night from the west and
left at o'clock this morning for Chi
cago. A change went into effect at 8
o'clock this morning on the llurling
ton by which the northern end of the
St. Louis division is dispatched front
Galesburg, to which city two of the
Ilea rds town dispatchers have been
transferred. The southern end of the
division is still handled from Ilenrds
town. To improve the appetite and
strengthen the digestion, try a few
doses of Chamberlain's Stomach and
Liver Tablets. J. II. Seitz, of Detroit,
Mich., says: "They restored by ap
petite when impaired, relieved me of
a bloated feeling and caused a pleas
ant and satisfactory movement of the
bowels." There are people in this
community who need just such a med
icine. For sale by all" druggists. Ev
ery box warranted.
A glass or two of. water taken half
an hour before breakfast will usually
keep the bowels regular. Harsh ca
thartics should be avoided. When a
purgative is needed, . take Chamber
lain's Stomach and Liver Tablets.
They are mild and gentle in their ac
tion. For sale by all druggists.
If you feel ill and ne'ed a pill . .
AVhy not purchase the best?
De Witt's Early Kisers
Are little surpriaers;
Take one they do the rest-. .
W. II. Howell, Houston,. Texas,
writes: "I have used;Xtttle Early
Riser Pills in my family for constipa
tion, sick headache, etc. To their use
L am indebted for the health of my
family." ' " " ' ?
Harper House pharmacy; A. J.
Riess drug store, cornets Seventh ave
nue and Twenty-seven thstree.
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TO
GIVE AN ENTERTAINMENT
The nine, members of the L. F. C.
club, a voluntary organization com
posed of high school girls, have de
cided to give an entertainment, with
the object of providing funds with
which to purchase decorations for
the assembly room of the school and
they are now deeply engrossed, in ar
ranging for the same. The enter
tainment will take place in the as
sembly room during the evening of
Friday, Dec. 19.
The feature of the program will be
a play, a comedy in one act, in which
all the members of the club are to
take part, liehearsals are progress
ing under the direction of Miss Ger
trude Don, who has also consented
to give a reading. Pupils who are
not members of the club will take
part in the musical numbers.
The title of the play is "Who Is to
Inherit," and the cast of characters
is as follows: Mrs. Annersley, Edna
Carl; Julia Annersley. Gertrude
Carse; Mrs. Manfort, Faith Channon;
Margaret Hodkins. liuth Huffum: Su
san Fitzfudge, Helen Wright; Mar
gery Muckletop, Zella P.arrett; Miss
Chatter, Cora VanGalder; Miss Nicely,
Cora McKown; .Miss Prye, Martha
The musical numbers include piano
solos by Krnest Ilenning, Elsa Simon
and Cora Gaetjer; a vocal solo by
Gertrude Carse, and violin duet by
Guy Munger and Phoebe Hrooks. The
program w ill end with a club song
written for the occasion.
We will bo pleased to guarantee
Kid-Ne-Oids to cure backache, ner
vousness, kidney and blood diseases.
From experience we know, that when
properly used KId-Ne-Oids never fall
to effect a complete cure. 50 cent3.
T. H. THOMAS. Leading Druggist.
EXAMINATION AT Til K OFFICE
MADE AT A MOMENT'S NOTICE.
THIS MODEKN I NSiiil M EXT
POINTS OCT I'Oli A CEKTAINTY
THE EXACT LOCATION OF THE
DISEASE. IF YOCK CASE IS HOPE
LESS WE WILL FKANKLY TELL
YOC SO. NO lXCriiAl'.LE CASES
I'mler our treatment this insidious
disease rapidly disappears. Pain ceas
es almost instantly. The pools of
stagnant blood are driven from the
dilated veins, and all soreness and
swelling quickly subsides. Every indi
cs! t.im oj . aricocele soon vanishes,
and in its stead comes perfect health.
Our cure dissolves the stricture
completely and removes every ob
struction from the urinary passage,
allays all inflammation, reduces the
prostate gland when enlarged, clean
ses and heals the bladder and kidneys
when irritated or congested, and re
stores health ami soundness to every
part of the body affected by the dis
ease. CONTAGIOI S PiLOOD POISON.
Our special form of treatment for
Contagious I'lood Poison is practic
ally the result of my life work, and is
indorsed by the best physicians of
this and foreign countries. It. con
tains no dangerous drugs fir injurious
medicines of any kind. It goes to the
very bottom of the disease and forces
out every particle of impurity. Soon
every sign and symptom disappears
completely and forever. The blood,
the tissue, the flesh, the bones, and
the whole system are restored to
perfect health, and the patient pre
pared anew for the duties and pleas
tires of life.
Our cure for men stops every drain
and vigor and builds tip the muscles
ami nervous system, purifies and en
riches the blond, cleanses and heals
the bladder and kidneys, invigorates
the liver, revives the spirits and
brightens the intellect.
We treat and cure all chronic, nerv
ous and private diseases. If you can
not call at our office, write us your
symptoms fully. Our home treatment
bv correspondence is alwavs success
ful. Wood Medical Institute,
E. P.. OLIVER. M. C. M. D
GEO KG E It. WOOD. II. S.. M.D.
Honrs: 9 to 12; 1:30 to 4; 7 to 8.
Second Floor, Hibernian Iluilding.
423 Brady Street. Daienport, la.
BEST FOR THE
If yon haven't arecnlan, hralttay tnoronientof the
bowels erydnr. you're 111 or will be. Keepyoar
Niwels open, and be well. Force, in the ahape ot
violent phyale or pill polaon, la danceron. The
smoothest, easiest, most perfect wsy of keaplng
' th bowels clear aud dean la to talta .
CAT EWI . LIKE CANDY
Pleasant. Pslstshle. Potent. Taste Oof!, !
Good, NoTer.Sickn. Weaken orOppej 10- and
W eants per boa. Writ for (roe saicple. and book,
let on health. Address 33
Stvrlino Remedy Comoany, ' Chleaejo tr hem Yet.
KEEP YCU.1 BLOOD CLEAfI
i -if '"-t it i
"TWENTIETH g CENTURY
aW. T , V - 1 aV V.
Fidelity Loan Company.
Mitchell &. Lvnde block. Room SS. Oflice hours 8 a. m. to 6 p. m. and
Saturday eveniugs. Telephone west 1514.
The Man Who Smokes.
HARTZ 6c ULLEMEYER.
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The Price of these
A $3.00 Shoe
for . . .
J 712 Second Ave., Rock Island.
From Our Former
Short Pants Suits
For One Week
All Xew Goods aiid
Lat st Styles.
1724 Second Avenue. T
Yoxi Cark 1 Tell
when you may need easli. When that
time comes you s-hould eome here. We
pay your grocer, buteher. or anyone
else you owe, and rharge you only the
most reasonable rate for the accom
modation. Your furniture, piano,
horses, wagons, etc.. will be security
for what you need, and they are left
your possession. Long or short
time, as may be necessary, with the
option of paying on or before date
due. ou paying only for the time you
have had the money. See us when
you need any money, and let us tell
you how easy we mate it for you to
carry a loan here. Kverything confi
If you are a smoker and want
a cigar that suits your taste,
drop in at HAKTZ & I'LLE
MKYEK'S Dnig Store, where
you will find all the leading 3c
and 10c Cigars, in small and
large boxes, put up for the hol
iday trade. We keep the quality
up to the right standard and
the price down to the lowest
Tom Keene in 50c boxes.
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