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See Our Prices Below on Home Made Cewndies Peanut candy, per lb., lOe. Cocoanut candy, per lb., 10c. Yankee peanut candy, per lb.,10. Chewing cream candy, all flavors, per lb., 10c. Chocolate drops, per lb., 15c We haTe installed for the benefit of our customers a new hot water apparatus for hot drink of all kinds and at all hours at a reason able price of 5c per tup. Boston Candy Kitchen. 1810 SECOND AVENUE. READ THE HA MA' ARGUS . FOIt NEWS FORTY YEARS OLD Pythians to Observe Anniversary of Their Society Pres ent Week. STORY OF THE ORGANIZATION Initial Steps Taken by Five Men Who Met in a Hall at With t ok ton. preparations have been mace throughout the country for the cele bration Friday of the 4th anniversary of the founding of the order of the Knights of Pythias, the largest fra ternal and benevolent tirganization having a purely American member ship. It was Feb. 19, lt64, that five men met in Marini's hall in Washington and took initial steps toward 'the foundation of the order. The five men were Justus Henry Rathbone, who conceived the idea, Robert A. Champion, Dr. K. -S. Kimball. Datid I.. Bennett and William II. Ilennett. Meters. Kimball and D. L. Dennett are Mill living and are active mem- 1 er of tne fraternity. Rathbone Actual Founder. .Justus Henry Rathbone is famous a the actual founder of the order. and the person to whose dramutic in spiration is due the most beautiful features of the Pythian ritual. He Mibmitted the firt draft of the ritual based on the story of Damon and Pythias to members of the old Arion club, a musiea! organization which existed in Washington In the later years of the civil war. From this mall beginning sprang Washington lodgc.N'o. l. K. of P., nfterwards merg ed into Kranklin lodge No. 2, which id still in evidence.. This latter lodge is is the faithful mother of 0,000 Pythian Iotiges now flourishing in 54 grand do mains, and carrying upon their roster an aggregate of nearly 600.000 mem bers. There are also about 50,000 of the knights who belong to the uni formed or military branch of the or der, which is known as the "Armv of the Lily." Get. Id. a While Teaching. It has long been supposed und gen erally believed in this fraternity that the idea of a great society based on the immortal story of the friendship j it i 'anion aim I'ytmas first came to Mr. Rathbone while he was teaching school at the copper town of Fugle Harbor on the Keewenaw peninsula. Lake Superior, in 1wr,o-G1. Later Mr. Rathbone removed to Washington and became a clerk in the surgeon gen eral's office. He was a vocalist and ritualist of note, and his skill was dis played in many ways, but in none more notably than in his first draft of the Pythian ritual, which is recognized as remarkably beautiful und effective. Mr. Rathbone died at Lima, Ohio, in the residence of Past Supreme Chan cellor Walter 15. Richie about thirteen years ago. According to Pythiun history the ritual was read and the first steps to ward organization were taken just 40- ,ears ago tonight, when Mr. Rathbone and his friends met at the rooms of Robert A. Champion, the occasion being a rehearsal of the Arion club. Later in the fame week another meeting was held and the preliminary organization completed. Supreme Lxlre Fornn.it In 1868. The supreme lodge was organized in 1S6S and incorporated by congress .lune 'J'.K 1804. Once founded, the fra ternity grew marvelonsly, and today, while one of the youngest of such or ders it is one of the largest and most rlourMiing from every viewpoint. In nddition to the grand lodges in every state and territory of the United States the order has jurisdiction' in British Columbia, the Maritime Prov inces. Manitoba, Ontario, Hawaii, Alas ka and Cuba. BaLseba.ll Chsvt. Springfield Journal: The Spring field baseball club has adopted a nov el scheme for stimulating interest among the women enthusiasts of the city in the games for the eoruing sea son. The attendance of the fair sex lias a wonderfully good effect on the general tone of a baseball game, and with this end in view the local man agement is taking steps to make the attendance of Springfield women a special feature of the teason's games. A season ticket will lie given to the Springfield woman, young or old, who guesses the exact combination of the new uniform which hus been ordered for the club. It has been decided to hae the cups. hirt and stockings of one color, and the pantaloons of a dif ferent color. The one guessing the colors to be used in the uniform be fore April 1. will be given a t-eason ticket to the games. A second con test is not so hard. The woman guess ing the nearest to the attendance at the opening game of the season will le given a season ticket. This contest will be decided as soon after the opening game as possible. H. J. Jones, secretary of the association. v tl U aj) " Ay will have charge of the contests and will receive the guesses. President Holland has called the spring meeting of the directors of the Three-Eye league at Chicago, Feb. 25, to consider his schedule and other matters in reference to the coming season. Charley De Armond, the crack third baseman who used to be with Terre Haute in the Three-Eye, and who has been signed by St. Louis, is suffering with rheumatism at Hot Springs, and unless he boils out in a hurry will not be able to get in the game when the crocus blooms. Jim Hackett, formerly of the Three Eye. who alternated at pitching and playing first base, and Eugene De Monterville, who acted as substitute infielder for the St. Louis National league club last year, have both been unconditionally released by Frank De Haas Rebison. "Dummy" Hoy was called on for an address to the children of a deaf and dumb school he was visiting the other day. He responded with a story about an exciting ball game, and as he spelled it c ut, letter bj- letter, on his swiftly moving fingers, the mas sive diamond ring he always wears on the little finger of his left hand got in a streak of sunshine and almost blind ed the attentive pupils. After the story, one of the teachers asked the children what it was about the story that most impressed them. Up went the tiny hand of an 8-year-old boy. and when the teacher nodded "Gn ahead" the dextrous little fingers responded: "His pheny ring." Cleve land Press. MINACE TO PEACE IN U. M. W. MEETING AT CHICAGO The 13th annual convention of the United Mine Workers i f Illinois will meet in Chicago tomorrow. In some ways this promises to be a meeting of great interest, nut alone to the miners and operators, but to the business interests of the state generally. A cloud no bigger than a man's hand is in the horizon, r.nd though it has not assumed propor tions of much consequence as yet, it certainly contains grave possibilities. It will be recalled that ut a national meeting the U. M. W. A. held at In dianapolis, the operators of western Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio and Indi ana made a demand for a general re duction in the scale of about 15 per cent. This the national ecu vent ion re fused to accede to, and the matter is still in abeyance. The same, or a similar demand, it is rumored, will be made at the state convention. No no tice of it seems to have been given, but among members of the organiza tion it is rather expected. Should the demand be promulgated it will not be acceded to. It is the sense of many of the delegates that any proposition tending to a reduc tion of wages or increase of hours should and will be turned down. The U. M. W. A. of Illinois are satisfied with prevailing conditions and will make no important changes in the scale from that now in force, which appears to be satisfactory. TO DEBATE ARBITRATION AS A SUBSTITUTE FOB WAR Tomorrow evening,' at St. Aloysius hall, corner Sixth and Marquette streets. Davenport, a joint debate will take place between Branch No. 83, Knights of Father Matthew, of Rock Island, and the St. Aloysius society, of Davenport. The subject for discussion, "Can Ar bitration be Made a Substitute for War?" is of world-wide interest. Both parties feel certain of winning the decision and a very animated discus sion mav therefore be looked for. The St. Aloysius society will uphold the affirmative, while the knights will bat tle in the negative, (ieorge J. Noth, Joseph T. Nigg and A. A. Woe be r will speak for the Davenporters, while Rock Island has placed its trust in Ren T. Bragdon. Charles II. Benson and C. H. Murrin. The following gen tlenien haw been chosen to act as judges: Ambrose P. McGuirk and Chris F. Munchrath, of . Davenport, and T. 15. Reidy. of Rock Island. In addition to the above pn. grain comic specialties will le introduced by Louis Schebler and James J. Josinger and vocal muic by the S. A. S. quartet. Land Escaralona to Oklahoma Land excursions to Oklahoma will be run over the Rock Island System Jan. 5 and 19, Feb. 2 and 16, March 1 and 15 and April 5 and 19. For fur ther particulars, call on or write E. E. MORGAN, Skinner Building. IIENRV J. GKIPP, 1410 Fifteenth Street. Moline. 111. Kacaped an Awful Fate. II. Haggins, of Melbourne, Fla., writes: "My doctor told me I bad consumption and nothing could be done for me. I was given up to die. The offer of a free trial bottle of Dr. King's New Discovery for Consump tion induced me to try it. Results were startling. I am now on the road to recovery and owe all to Dr. King's New Discovery. It surely saved my life." This great cure is guaranteed for all throat and Ring diseases by Hart t Ullemeyer, druggists. Price, 50 cents and SI. Trial bottles free. Cherry Pectoral for thc cni,drcn' One dose bedtime quiets their night coughs and prevents croup. Ask your doctor. tZAFL'Sz FORM CITY LEAGUE Eight Local Bowlirg Teams Band Together and Elect Officers. r PLAYING SCHEDULE DRAWN UP Season to Commence Tomorrow Night and Continue lu March 31. At a meeting at the Central bowling alleys yesterday the Rock Island CU3 league was organized. The teams are the Centrals, Orphans, Prospects, Kickapoos, Cubs, Cherokees, Cres cents and Woodmen. The following schedule was draft ed: Feb. 1G Kickapoos vs. Cherokees, Crescents vs. Woodmen. Feb. IS Centrals vs. Prospects, Cubs vs. Orphans. Feb. 20 Centrals vs. Cubs, Pros pects vs. Orphans. Feb. 23 Kickapoos vs. " Crescents, Cherokees vs. Woodmen. March 1 Kickapoos vs. Woodmen, Cherokees vs. Crescents. March 3 Centrals vs. Orphans, Prospects vs. Cubs. March 6 Orphans vs. Woodmen, Cubs vs. Crescents. March 10 Centrals vs. Kickapoos, Prospects vs. Cherokees. March 15 Centrals vs. Cherokees, Prospects vs. Kickapoos. March 17 Cubs vs. Woodmen, Or phans vs. Crescents. March 22 Cubs vs. Cherokees, Or phans vs. Kickapoos. March 24 Centrals vs. Crescents, Prospects vs. Woodmen. March 29 Centrals vs. Woodmen, Prospects vs. Crescents. March 31 Cubs vs. Kickapoos, Or phans vs. Cherokees. I-onli H.itiuan President. The league elected for its first offi cers the following: President Louis Heitman. Secretary O. A. Carlson. Trensurer John Mudge. &e Stage. Feb. 17 "Happy Hooligan." "The Silver Slipper," whose chief claim for fame is that it is by the authors of "Florodora," one of the greatest comic opera winners in years, visited Rock Island last even ing, attracting a capacity house at the Illinois. It is one of the biggest organizations that has been seen here the present season, the .staging and cos-" turning are beaut if id to the point c.f elaborateness, but there is some thing lacking. It is not the story, for fine familiar with comic operas these days has come to look upon a plot as a joke. It is th. music. There are not over two catchy strains in the en tire score, and it Is doubtful if there was heard a gallery boy whistling an air from the opera on his way home after the performance. It is an ac cepted fact among theatrical people that when the patrons of the peanut gallery leave after a comic opera without whistling something that they have heard, the music is not of the catchy kind. A finer looking troupe than that presenting "The Sil ver Slipper" would be hard to find. The stage was taxed to accommodate the array of handsomely-gowned wo men and youths in faultless attire, in the ensembles and finales. Hut, de spite the magnitude of the company there was a weakness in the choruses. The lack of good female voices was especially noticeable. There was not a really good soprano voice among the half hundred or more girls of the company. Throughout the entire pr- duction the solo parts were away lie low the average comic opera. This feature was especially criticised by the hearers of the opera. While not devoid of comedy, "The Silver Slipper" suffers in this particu lar respect from a comparison with "The Prince of Pilsen, Hie Yankee Consul." or any of the other comic opera attractions which Rock Island people have had the pleasure of at tending this season. Samuel Collins is the sole comedian, awd his work won him unstinted applause at times. The leading roles were well portrayed by Ben Lodge as Sir Victor, the astrono mer; Donald Urine as Berkeley, his nephew; the young navy officer by Albert Kappelar; Ann Tyrell as Wrenne, and Carolyn (iordoti as the visitor from Venus. The piece has many pleasing musical numbers, among which Collins "Never Had to Work" won the'heartiest expressions of applause, several recalls having been accorded the singer. The cham pagne dance was a pleasing feature. The opera house orchestra was aug mented by the harp orchestra of the company. Nat Goodwin is doing some real business now, for the revival of "A Gilded. Fool," seems to be opportune. Grace Elliston, a Rock Island favor ite, is with Viola Allen in "Twelfth Knight." She plays Olivir.. Last wpek Florence Hayward, here recently in "The Pit." said she was to marry Sir John Willoughby. This week word comes from Ixandon that Sir John denies the report. John J. McNally has written another play for the Rodpers brothers. It is called "The Eodgers Brothers in Paris," and will be produced in September. So encouraged are Mi?s Ada Re han and Otis Skinner at the way their Shakespearean revival has been received that they are discussing thc advisability of forming a stock com pany for Shakespearean productions in New York. De Wolf Hopper will begin his sea son under the management of Wil liam A. Brady next October at the Academy of Music, Montreal. Mr. Hopper's first vehicle. "A Runaway King," was finished last week, and is said to be a worthy successor of "Wang." When Ben-Hur started its engage ment in Terre Haute last Monday, the advance sale reached over $12. 000. The receipts for the week were nearly $20,000. Fritzi SchefT is one of the few good things of the season. The "little devil" of grand opera seems to have hit the right thing in light opera. Another American girl has been made famous and wealthy by a foreign nobleman. Prince Soltzoff, a Russian, a patron of racing and an old man. has left his stables, horses and English home to Miss Ethel Clinton. Miss Clinton is an actress and her name is Mrs. Elizabeth Bushnell Clin ton. She never played any save minor roles. She met the prince a year ago' and he showered her with jewels and, settled an annuity of $10,000 upon her.; The rest of his immense estate he left his brother, as his son. Alexis, died a year ago. The prince died Nov. 21, but his will was probated onlj" last week, The action of the officers of the Chicago Federation of Musicians has resulted in the filing of a suit for $10,000 damages against the organi zation and its officials in the supreme court. A. A. Allen, formerly manager of the orchestras at the Academy of Music, the Alhambra and the Bijou theatres, is the plaintiff. He alleges he was ruined in his business and de prived of a means of livelihood by the union. His tale is corroborated by the affidavits of 14 . members of the unit n and by letters, receipts and other evidence now in the hands of his attorney, A. C. Allen. 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