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For the Useful, the Practical
and the Choicest of
A Swell Line of
Smoking Jackets $3.95 to $12,
J Batli and Lounging Robes $5 to $10,
Silk Umbrellas $1.50 to $5,
J Seal Skin Caps $3.50 to $15.
Ji. Rich. Xeckwear,
Jl Swell Mufflers,
jj Fine Suspenders.
FUR GLOVES. Kid Gloves, Golf Gloves, in fact
everything in Gloves and Mittens for man,
4 woman and child.
J OUR SUIT and OVERCOAT department is the
Mecca that affords you complete satisfaction.
Well made, perfect fitting clothes that will
afford joy and everlasting satisfaction to the
wearer. Our $10 and $15 suits are great values.
We save jou from $2.50 to $3 on these lines.
THE BIGGEST HIT of the seasonOur swell,
T long $10 overcoats, oxford and black. !
g OUR CHILDREN'S Department is just full of X
J. good things.
Open Evenings Till Christmas
ISISM & lilOSENFELDER.
20 Per Cent
Of everything in our
store. Is this worth
saving? This only lasts
until we move into our
new store, which will
be only a few days.
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ROCK ISLAND. ILL
TROUPE TO DISBAND
Mascagni and Company to Re
turn to Sunny
OFFICIAL NOTICE EECETVED HERE
His Bed In
The Associated Tress does not make
a practice of sending' out misleading
stories. Hence, in the Chicago dis
patch in The -rgus of last evening
stating that Pietro Mascagni, the
Ita):an composer, hooked for Christ
mas night at the Illinois theatre, was
too ill to continue his tour, the people
of Kock Island were given the truth.
The morning Union seeks to dis
prove the dispatch, but The Argus
does not believe in keeping the public
in the dark, and repeats that the in
formation given in its columns last
night was based on fact.
The Chicago papers of today all an
nounce Mascagni will not direct an
other performance, of his opera in
this country. His tour is at an end,
so far as he is iersonally concerned.
The public is entitled to know these
things. There is altogether too much
hoodwinking in the. theatrical busi
ness. If one pays $2 to see Mascagni,
Mascagni should le on hand or the
patron should be returned the money,
if he wishes it.
"MascagnPs tour is at an end. The
members of his company will leave
for New York today and will sail up
on the first boat, that leaves for Italy."
Such was the statement that ex-
Ald. .1 ii 1 i us tioldiicr made in Chicago
last night. And Mr. tioldzier should
know, for he is acting as attorney
for the Italian composer and direc
"Mascagni is ill and unable to keep
any of his engagements, said .Mr.
('oldzier.' ''His nerves are unstrung
and he is unfit to undertake the work
of leading any production. You may
say positively that, under no condi
tions will another performance be at
tempted. This was definitely decided
upon at a conference held this afternoon."
And ii direct contradiction comes
the signed statement of Kicliard
Heard, who is managing the Mascagni
tour. "As soon as he recovers every
date contracted for will be filled as
i greed up to Feb. 1," said Mr. Heard.
l'nt those who know sav this means
ju.-t another trial for the compo.-er
and indicates that he mti.-l fight ano
Tonsiliri.s is the illness which the
doctors sav is causing the suffering
of the musician. Three physicians.
Ir. A. I.agorio, Dr. Yolini and Dr. .1
D. Hammond, examined him vester
lay morning and they reported lhat
his condition was so serious it was
impossible for him to leave his hotel
Official Notice Here.
This afternoon Manager Cox. of the
Illinois, received notice from Mascag
ni s manager at t Iiicngo officially can
celling1 the Kock Island cnyatreinent.
All those who secured seats for the
performance will hae their money
returned by applying at the Illinois
smoker. Manager Cox held out to the
last moment in the hope that it would
not be necessary to disappoint his pa
trons, and none feels it more keenly
than he, for he looked forward with
much satisfaction to the Christmas
treat he was to serve. He is now en
deavoring to book some other desira
ble attraction for Christmas.
It is now up to the Union's inform
ant to get busy and acquaint himself
with Mascagni plans. It might, be
well for hint to keep a close eve on
The Argil columns.
John Fezler is home from Gales
Norman C. YVoodin is home for the
County Clerk II. B. Hubbard was in
Chicag-o yesterday. '
S. S. Davis and family will spend
Christmas in St. Paul.
Mr. ond Mrs. Y. J. Xiehols left last
night for a visit in Kansas City.
City Attorney" and Mrs. John T.
Scott departed this morning to visit a
week in Des Moines.
Hon. Hen T. Cable and family will
spend the Christmas holidays with
relatives in St. Ixuis. Mrs. Cable and
children left last evening for that
Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Kenfield am
daughter Kuby will arrive this even
ing from Chicago to spend Christmas
at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. K. D
At. the Harper M. 15. Stout, l'eo-
ria; J. T.Walker, Kansas City; (ieorge
Y. Prior, Newark, X. .1.; Holand nob
bins, Xew York; J. I. Harrows, Otta
wa; J. F. McKlwee, Peoria; C. K.
Iilinn, Chicago; (ieorge Martin and
wife, Chicago; Lewis Weicht, Chica
go; J. AY. Hayner, Chicago; V. G. Nor
ma n, Dubuque; K. M. Whitham, Ale-
ido; J. 1. Whitham, Xew Host on; C. II
Libbv, Karlham. Iowa; Alfred Xye,
Cambridge; Henry Harrows, Cam
bridge; Fred Johnson. Cambridge: A.
J. Uecord, Cambridge; Clans Metzgar,
Davenport; Frank H. Hoop, Xew
York; Alex. L. Metsel. Austin. 111.
I'.ert, S. Wilber, Union. Iowa; T. I
At the Harms (Kuropean) Lew
Campbell, Chicago; S. .1. Armstrong.
Chicago; M. J. (VHrieii, Kurlington ;
Harry Y. Scott, Davenport; Fred
Chapin, Canton; A. C. Demey, Oma
ha; Frank J. Hill. Des Moines; J. J
Keed. New York; Charles Green, Xew
York; W. I!. Taylor. Abingdon, 111
K. Smith, Davenport; I.. I. Kelly, t m
cinnati; F. J. Leonard, Oakland, Cal.
At the Hock Island A. W. Hon It on,
Chicago: A. H. Dorman. Davenport;
C. M. Ha Hard, Chicago; J. A. Lowry,
Jr.. St. Louis; T. E. Van Snnt.
City; A. Habison, Milwaukee;
ani Griffin, Griffin. III.: 11. Y
HAS FALL OF THIRTY FEET
Thomas Mitchell, a lineman for the
Union Electric Telephone & Tele
graph company, fell JO feet from a
tree in the southeast part f the city
this morning, alighting on his head.
He escaped with a scalp wound in the
back of' the head.
Have You Ever Thought
of giving your son or daughter a
scholarship in Hrown's Hock Island
Business college as. a Christmas pres
ent? What would be more appropri
ate or more appreciated?
The Pride of Heroea-
Many soldiers in the last war rote
to say that, for scratches, bruises,
cuts, wounds, corns, sore feet and
stiff joints, Bucklen's Arnica Salve is
the best in the world. Same for
burns, scalds, boils, ulcers, skin erup
tions and piles. It cures or no pay.
Only 25 cents, at Hartz & Ullemeers
If yon feel ill and need a pill
Why not purchase the best?
DeWitt's Early Risers
Are little surprisers; '
Take one they do the rest.
W. II. Howell, Houston, Texas,
writes: "I have used Little Early
Riser Pills in my family for constipa
tion, sick headache, etc. To their use
am indebted for the health of my
Harper House pharmacy; A. J.
Riess drupf store, corner Seventh ave
nue and Twenty-seventh street.'
-newi -all the" tima-Th
Xels Swanson. treasurer of the
Swedish Lutheran church, was pleas
antly surprised last evening at his
home. 014 I hird avenue. lv the coun
cil of hiw church, who called upon
him in a body and presented him ;i
handsome gold-headed cane in recog
nition of his efficient services in of
fice. The presentation speech was
made by liev. J. A. Nyvall. the pastor
Mr. Swanson. though taken complete
ly by surprise. resMtiided in appro
priate terms and entertained his vis
itorst well during the evening.
An opening' social for the now year
and the first arranged under the di
rection of Secretary Keyser will b
given at the . M. I. A. .New Uars
day. In the evening there will be a
basketball contest, the first, match
game of the season, in the gymnasi
um, between the high school team
and one made up of Y. M. C. A. play
The second division of the Second
ship's crew, M. 1., of this city, has
arranged for a benefit, dance to bt
given at- Armory hall Christmas after
noon from 2 to 4 in behalf of James
Hragg. a member who has been ill for
several weeks at St. Anthony's hos
pital. Mr. Hragg served in the Span
ish-American war on the dynamite
Memliers of Company
city, arc going to give a
mory hall New- Year's eve.
a r A r-
Harry W. Livingston, of Moline
yesterday afternoon, through A. II
Kohler, his attorney, filed a bill ask
ing; for a divorce from his wife, Her
tha Livingston, on the ground of
drunkenness and infidelity. The bill
recites that the couple were married
in 1891 and that the husband left hi
wife, last year upon becoming ac
quainted with certain, incidents in
her career lhat are set forth in the
bill. The husband asks the custody
of their children, John Walter and
Earl Ellsworth, aged respectively 10
and 8 years.
The circuit court this morning was
occiijried with the case of James W.
Atkinson and others vs. Harriet E.
Keyes, et al., the proceedings being
brought by mutual agreement to se
cure a ruling from the court upon the
terms of a will.
Ilarbers Have a Kattle
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Barler, who
reside on Twentieth street between
Fifth and Sixth avenues, had a little
unpleasantness in their home this
morning and Officer Moody was called,
in with his olive, branch. The combat
ants assured the officer that there
was nothing' at all doing, but appear
ances did not bear out the assertion,
so the husband was given a ride in
the iatrol wagnn and uie wife was
marched to the station in single file.
Magistrate Johnson imposed a fine of
$3 and costs upon the former.
Peter Coene'a Will
The will of Peter Coene, of Moline,
was admitted to probate in the coiui-
ty court yesterday afternoon, and
provides for the transfer of an obso
lute title to "all prnpeTtyto the"wiTe,
Mrs. Rosalie Coene.
Retail Merchants' Association
Upholds Position of Coun
IN EEGAED TO EOOK BTVER BRIDGE
No Steps Are Taken, However, To
ward Raisins That Miss
The Kock Island ICetail Merchants
association last evening" at its regu
lar meeting adopted a resolution com
mending the action of the county
board in taking up the matter of a.
bridge across Kock river at the upper
end of the county and adopting the
recommendation of the supervisors'
bridge committee for the considera
tion of the various sites in committee
of the whole.
That is all the Retail Merchants as
an organization are g-oing to do about
it. No committee was appointed to
assist in raising the sum of $.,000
that must be subscribed by the citi
ens of the county bv Jan. 1 in order
to secure, the further consideration
of the question by the county solons.
s the meeting of last evening is the
last that will be helil in the specified
time it is not likely that Vhe associa
tion can be counted upon to lend its
official assistance to the canvass for
Matter Taken t'p.
In Moline the business men are not
idle and there is some prospect now
of the matter leing taken up in an
other quarter in this city. However,
the shortness of the time remaining
and the fact that the men most inter
ested in the proposed bridge are just
now overwhelmed by the holiday
trade renders- it doubtful whether the
subscription will reach the necessary
proportions to bind the county to ac
tion miller the terms- the latter has
The merchants did no other busi
ness of a public nature, the remainder
of the time being taken up in
arranging for the getting' out of the
new rating books and the regular
MISS ANNIE MONTGOMERY
ROBBED IN CHICAGO
Miss Annie Montgomery, who re
cently arrive I home from college on
her vacation, was the victim of a bold
piece of thievery while doing some
hopping in Chicago before leaving
for this city. She was in Mandel
Urns', store and had all her jewelry
and valuables in a traveling bag with
her. While trading at a counter she
laid the bag on the floor. Someone in
the crowd jostled against her and
when she lookeil for her property it
YOUNG & M'COMBS
Spec'alft for Tuesday Night.
The winner of our $5 prize is
Julia Hansgen. of South Heights.
S.'.c fancy paper cottages, rc.
$1 gun ships. 2.1c.
Kic moss and tree ornaments. 5c.
75c mechanical toys. 25c.
the drop calendars. 5c.
25c fancy Imttle perfume. 1.1c. .
$1.25 genuine ebony back large size
brushes, silxer t riniinings. S'.tc.
50c combs "to match, sterling silver
5(c ladies and men's cutT buttons.
endless line of st les. big values, 2.1
2l)e individual cut glass salts, each.
$1.25 ladies beaded chatelaines, 74c
$2.5( cut steel beaded chatelaines.
24k. gold finished parlor clocks
$1.25 genuine cut glass sterling sil
ver top salts and peppers, per pair.
Medium size turkey roasters, 2Hc.
Large size turkey roasters, 40c.
Allen. Myers & Co.
Everything useful as well as orna
mental in silver knives and forks,
spoons, carving sets, pocket cutlery.
fancy tea and coffee pots, in great va
riety and at all prices. The best goods
that can Ih bought for the money any
where. Call and see us while the as
sortment is complete.
ALLEN, MYERS & CO.-
Court of Honor No. 31. Attention
The regular meeting has been post
poned until Dec. 2! on account of
Christmas. I!v order of committee.
J. E. LA K KIN,
IJeensed to Wed.
alter William Warren. ..Springfield
iss Ellen May Smith Hillsdale
Arthur F. Kneberg Moline
iss Florence L. Spaet Moline
IMllons Colic Prevented.
Take a double dose of Chamber-
Iain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy as soon as the first indica
tion of the disease appears and a
threatened attack may,be warded off.
Hundreds of people who are subject
to attacks of bilious colic use the
remedy in this way with perfect suc
cess. For sale by all druggists.
'I had a running, itching sore on
my leg. sunereu tortures. jrans
Ointment took away the burning and
tching in.stantlv, and quickly effect
ed permaheTit "cure" "fj. w 'Lenhart,
Bowling Green, Ohio.
THIRD AVENUE THRO UGH TO SECOND
GREAT HOLIDAY ATTRACTION. .
3?rices slaslied riglit and left, big stocks
still left, splendid assortment of silk um
brellas, immense stock of watches. and fine
jewelry, a great big lot of fine china, crock
ery, glassware and lamps. Xo end to the
assortment of handkerchiefs, big lot of new
slipppers just received, thousands of books
at half and quarter price, dolls and toys by
the wagonload, thousands of pounds of the
.best candies, a variety seldom found in
furs, wraps and suits, fancy hosiery, gloves
and men's furnishings in quantities to
startle the average shoppers. These and
many more items too numerous for us to
dare pack away and carry to another sea
son. So now is your chance and our chance
too. You have the cash, we have the goods,
and we are bound to exchange to your ad
vantage. Then there are the orphan pieces,
the broken lots, the odds and ends as well
as the overstocks. Any old price now.
Only one day left grab quick; it's almost
a free grab. Try and carry away as many
of your own packages as possible. We are
so rushed in our deliveries that you may
save a disappointment by taking goods with
you. Never such a rush before, never such
throngs in our store, never so many clerks,
never so well equipped to do business.
ifts For Men
Suit Cases, Oxfords Bags,
Xeckwear, . Gloves,
Handkerchiefs, Xight Robes.
1804 Second Ave., Rock Island. 207 W. Second St., Davenport.
llaby IJonnets and Christmas hats and caps at the lowest prices- make
very acceptable Christmas presents. Santa Claus.will here also find a
line of cute doll hats.
One of our hats will not only be a surlable Christmas present, . but a
most acceptable one. Most anyone would be delighted to wear one of the
attractive hats which we are trimming up for the Christmas trade. You are
not running- a risk in buying: one. of our hats, as we will alter them and
make them suitable to the recipient.
A word as to prices. Von will marvel at the remarkable low prices,
when you see the elegant materials and correct styles.
Brandenburg Millinery Store
Corner Twentieth Street and Fourth Avenue.
EiOe n ing
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Where Hot-Water System is used
the atmosphere remains pure and
balmy, the air is evenly and
mildly warmed but never over
heated, and so economical too!
Mar Se Furnish Estimate
IDEAL Boilers and
Allen, Myers 6c Co.