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Tfm ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 1903.
They have life, style, expres
sion and individuality that will
surprise you. They are shaped
to conform to the prcfal, nat
ural lines of the figure and fit
with a neatness that is unusual.
We are showing a full line of
Wooltex Covert Jackets, that
range in price from $4.50. $3.
15.98. $7.50. $8.50, Oft flfl
$10. $12 to &U UU
The Wooltex fashions are
Maco Waist Protectors, keep
your waist clean while you work ;
what the apron is to the skirt,
the Maco is to the nr
shirt, price -OC
You will admire and be admired
with our Wrappers; 500 percale
wrappers. In dots and stripes,
made of the best percale and
very full, our 9Sc wrapper.
Wall Paper Cleaner,
Just received, another large
shipment of wall paper at 5c per
roll and up for gilt paper. These
values have never been equaled
8-day kitchen Clocks, with alarm.
17 jewel Waltham movement, in
heavy silverine case,
.iprvlnl lm price la dim
Ladies' colored enameled open-
faced Watches, fully guaranteed.
Visit our Millinery Department
We make specially low prices
and keep a big assortment al
ways on hand of children's hats.
WASH GOODS DEPART
MENT. 25c flowered Organdies, in lace
and embroidery stripes, innumer
able arrav of colors. 27 to 39
inches wide, price,
50c Soisette, mercerized and lace
stripe waistings and shirt waist
suiting, all colors. 2S to 30 inches
wide, all in one lot,
A regular $1.25 black taffeta
stlk. full 36 inches wide, fine
lustre and heavy weight,
27-inch silk mull, all colors and
A DAY FOR THE CHILDREN.
Children's clothes can be had,
new and ready to wear, as cheap
as (he goods can be bought and
made up, saving the labor of
Children's muslin drawers, with
cluster of three tucks,
per pair, 22c to
Children's skirts, in plain made
and fancy trimmed, full, br
each, 9Sc to fcOU
White cambric slips for children,
C months to 2 years, nr
Children's slips, from 6 months
to 2 years, with fancy yokes,
embroidery ruffles, from, cn
each. $2.9S to DOC
Children's colored percale dress
es, fancy yokes, 2. 3 and
4 years, at. each
Wash dresses, in gingham, style
Gibson straight front, colors blue
or oxblood. full skirt. Just the
thing for school, sizes
4 to 14. at
HOUSE FURNISHINGS DE
PARTMENT. SorMi dor. 2-6x6-6.
BuMmt hnac 3 ply
Thursday' prlc per ft.
50-ft. ITKth with coupling
Onion sts. per quart. Rq
poultry netting". In alt widths. 2
Inch rm-sh. pr square 1.9f
foot, by the ro.I 1 fcw
Hiisr reels, made of hard wood,
will hold 10 feet of hos. CQa
Harden trowels. Fteel
blades and iron handles
Roll-d linseed oil.
p r gallon
Pfrture moulding:, per l'P
Plate rait, all widths.
1 STATE BAPTISTS
to Hold Chautauqua at S Drifter
I fiM in I attar Pirf s
ARRANGEMENTS BEING MADE
Some of the Best Attractions to Be
Had Have Been Booked
The program for the Chautauqua to
be given under the auspices of the
State Baptist Young People's Union
in Springfield at the state fa!r grounds,
the latter part of July and the first
part'of August, is now almost complet
ed. The management of the Chautau
qua has succeeded in booking attrac
tions that will appear at the best cbau
tauquas in the country.
iJt Pallet fe oa Program.
Among those who will speak are
such, men as Gov. Robert M. La Fol-
lette, who won fame In successfully
defying the Wisconsin "stalwarts" and
ater fighting the railroad mergers; Dr.
R. F. MacArthur of New York, a lec
turer whose reputation is national;
William Sunday, the famous evange:
list, who as a baseball player, became
well known before taking up Church
work. The Kaffir Boys' choir, an or
ganization composed of African youths
and Madame Tsilfca, who was in cap
tivity with Mrs. Stone, the American
missionary, are included in the pro
Will lie Well Advertised.
It is intended to make the numbers
or sucn a variea cnaracier iuai everj
ons will find amusement and instruc
tion in attending the assembly. The
event Is to be widely billed and a good
attendance is looked for.
HAS BEEN A GOOD WEEK
All Plant Life Has Made Good Growth
The weekly crop bulletin summary
for the week ending May 1, follows:
The weather during the week was
very favorable for germination and
plant growth and marked advance was
made. The temperature was season
able or slightly above the seasonal av
erage, with considerable Dright 'suns-nine
the latter part of the week.
Showers were of frequent occurrence.
heavy measurements being recorded in
the central and southern districts. A
destructive wind and hail storm of
tornadic tendency passed over por
tions of Clinton, Effingham and Rich-
Is now open for season. Bring
your friends and have your pic
nic at the Tower. Meals and
luncheon served at any time.
The Tower Inn is the finest place
in the tri-c'ities for dancing par
ties. Rent of hall for evening,
Our new Figure Eight Roller
Coaster will be completed by
H. E. Krell.
Both 'phones. Manager.
Watch this space every day
Train No. 41, leaving Rock Isl
and at 10:10 p. m., is convenient
for everybody, arriving there at
9:35 p. m. Rock Island stand
ard of service the kind that
Thousands of dollars recently
spent for new equipment thous
ands being continually spent to
improve and perfect the track.
Tickets and any desired Informa
tion furnished willingly Just
F. H. PLUMMER. C. P. A,
Rwk lataa. III.
land counties, on the 2Sth. entailing
much damage to property, fruit trees
Farm work has been hindered, the
soil being too. wet to plow, but the
work Is well advanced and much
ground is ready for planting.
Later sown oats are coming up. the
early sown are growing fast and are
showing a good stand. The outlook
for the crop at this time is very favor
able. Some early planted corn is up
in the southern district. Plowing con
tlnues and is well advanced in the
northern district. Planting will become
general as soon as the ground permits.
Wheat and rye have made rapid growth
and with few exceptions the crops are
very promising. In the southern dis
trict some wheat ts jointing and rye is
beginning to head.
The weather conditions have been
exceptionally favorable for grasses and
luxuriant growth has ensued. Stock
Is on pasture in all sections and ample
feed is being afforded.
Reports of injury to fruit by the late
frosts are few, and are confined princi
pally to the southern district. Straw
berries were damaged In many places
in the sonth. and other fruits' also suf
fered, but the damage was by no means
general. In the northern and central
districts the indications, at this time,
are for an average crop of all kinds of
fruit, except peaches, the tree3 being
in full bloom.
Potatoes are up and are making good
growth. Gardens are being made in
the northern district; in the southern
districts they are showing well.
MONEY GOES TO COLLEGES
United Presbyterian Educational Fund
to be Distributed.
Fourteen thousand dollars will be
distributed among the colleges and
seminaries of the United Presbyterian
church by the board of education oi
that denomination. This money was
contributed by the churches for educa
tional work, and is the surplus in the
hands of the board after making the
payments to theological students who
are beneficiaries of the board.
The amounts to be given to the sev
eral institufions are as follows:
Allegheny seminary $2,860.75
Xenia seminary 1.472.58
Monmouth college 2,556.85
Westminster college 2.453.48
Muskingum college 1,740.30
Tarkio college 1.409.56
Cooper college 1.00G.4S
Pawnee academy 500.00
Chicago, May 3. Following are the
quotations on the market today:
May, 91, 93, 91, 92.
July, 83, 84, 83. 83.
September, 79. 80, 79. 79.
May, 48'4, 48, 48. 48.
July. 46, 47. .4G. 46&.
September, 46. 47. 46, 46.
May, 29, 29, 29, 29Vil
July. 29, 29, 28. 28.
September, 28 '4. 2S'4, 27. 27&.
May. 11-85; 11.95, 11.85. 11.90.
July, 12.20. 12.35, 12.20, 12.20.
September, 12.37, 12.52, 12.37, 12.40. Stations Feet. Feet.
- ILard. St. Paul 14 3.7
May, 7.07, 7.10, 7.07. 7.07. Red Wing 14 3.2
July. 7.25, 7.30. 7.25. 7.25. Reeds Landing 12 CO
September, 7.42, 7.42. 7.42, 7.42. La Crosse 12 3.9
Ribs. P. du Chlen 18 4.4
May, C.92, C.95, 6.90, 6.90. Dubuque 18 5.4
July, 7.20, 7.27. 7.20, 7.20. Le Claire 10 3.5
September. 7.42, 7.47, 7.42. 7.42. Rock Island 15 5.0
Receipts Today Wheat 17. corn 22. Des Moines Rapids.. .. 3.3
oats 42, hogs 10,000, cattle 11,000. sheep Keokuk 15 6.1
16.000. St. Louis 30 16.0
Hog market opened strong to 5c Kansas City 21 9.7
higher. Light 5.10(g5.C5, good heavy
4.855.42. mixed and butchers 5.15
5.50, rough heavy 4.855.15.
Cattle market opened strong to 10c
Sheep market opened generally
U. S. Yards. 8:40 a. m. Hog market
strong, 5c to 10c higher. Light 5.15
5.37. mixed and butchers 5.205.45,
good heavy 4.905.45. rough heavy
Cattle market strong to 10c higher.
Beeves 4.50 6.75, cows and heifers
1.605.20, stockers and feeders 2.70
Sheep market steady.
Hog market closed steady. Light
5.155.40. mixed and butchers 5.20
3.45. good heavy 4.905.15, rough
Cattle market closed strong.
Sheep market closed steady.
New York Stocks.
New York, May 3. Sugar 136. Gas
103. C. R. I. & P. 29, Southern Pa
cific 60. B. & O. 10S, Atchison com
mon 83. Atchison preferred 102. C,
M. & St. P. 171. Manhattan 163. Cop
per 80. W. U. Tel. Co. 934, N. Y.
Central 142. L. & N. 146. C. & A. 35',
n.eaamg common 3J, uanaaian Fa-
cific 14S. Leather common 11, B. R.
61. U. S. Steel preferred 100',,
U. S. Steel common 32V. Penna 139,
Missouri Pacific 96. Union Pacific
11S. Coal and Iron 82. Erie com
mon 43. Wabash preferred 42. C. & O.
W. 20, Illinois Central 1591. Car
Foundry 35. Republic Steel preferred
3Vi, Republic Steel common 18.
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
--y' Quotations on Provisions, Live
Stock. Feed and Fuel.
Rock Island, May 3. Followine are
the wholesale quotations In the local
Provisions and Produce.
Butter Creamery. 27e&29e: dalrv
MOTOR A SUCCESS
Gai oline Power Applied to Rail
road Work at
OFFICIALS ARE SATISFIED
Harriman Approves Plan for Union
Pacific Machine to the Pa
"We have at last got what we, regard
as a practical gasoline motor for rail
road work, the first practical gasoline
motor in the world, and its discovery
means almost as much as the discov
ery and construction of the first rail
road steam engine."
This is what Julius Kruttschnitt, di
rector of maintenance and transporta
tion for the Harriman lines, says re
garding the new motor which has re
cently been completed in the shops of
the Union Pacific road. With the pos
sible exception of heavy through train
service, it is declared the motor is en
tirely capable of doing the work now
done by steam, and the management
of the Harriman lines has determined
to put the motors in service on all the
branch lines of the system and to sub
stitute them for steam trains on the
main lines where the runs are short
and not too heavy.
Trip Acroaa Continent.
With the approval of E. H. Harri
man, a transcontinental trip is being
arranged for the motor. It is proposed
to operate it from Omaha to Portland
and to exhibit it there at the exposition
for a short time. Then the car will be
run over the Shasta route to San Fran
cisco, from there to Los Angeles, thence
to New Orleans and Chicago by the
way of St. Louis.
Between Chicago and Milwaukee the
car will make special runs with a view
to testing its speed and power abili
ties, and subsequently will be taken
to New York by the way of Buffalo and
back again by the way of Washington
NOTES OF THE RIVER.
Capt. W. A. Thompson, who has
charge of the government work at La
Crosse said that the only work which
is being done on the river by the gov
ernment at the present time is Ihe
placing of buoys on the ends of the
wing dams. About a hundred of these
are placed every spring as they are
regularly stolen by steamboats, and
frequenty rust loose and float away.
Boats down were the U. S. Fensas,
Ruth. Eclipse, R, D. Kendall and E.
Rutledge. The Ruth, Eclipse, It. D.
Kendall. E. Rutledge, Phil Scheckel
and B. Hershey went north.
Only very slight changes in the Mis
sissippi will occur between Dubuque
Dangr. H'gt. Ch'ge.
line. 8 am. 24 hrs.
THE W. C. T. U. AT MILAN
A W. C. T. U. conference was held
yesterday by the associations of Rock
Island, Moline, Davenport, and Milan,
at the home of Mrs. Smith, of Milan.
There were about 75 ladies in attend
ance, and the meeting was one of the,
most interesting ever held in this vi
cinity. The Rock Island organization
was represented by about 20 ladies.
Addresses on temperature subjects
were made by Mrs. Metzgar. Mrs. Wil
liam Huntoon and Mrs. William Beebe,
of Moline. and Mrs. Ella Bushneil
Hamlin, of Davenport. Refreshments
were served during the afternoon by
Known tho world over as
a Btaplo oough and volco
Shoes Made to
Soles and heels.
Soles and heels,
We make a spe
cialty of shoe
Open from 6 a.
m. to 8 p. m.
1608 2d Ave.
,3 ays Sale of ress Goods
Involving $50,000 Worth of the Finest Fabrics v
S A General Reduction of Prices Throughout 2
O Qvir Entire Dress Goods Section.
OMORROW, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY will occur the crreatest O
value giving event of the season. The women of the Tri-Cities
and vicinity are familiar with the high quality and reliability of
the BIG BOSTON'S DRESS GOODS, and realize what a sale like 0
0 this means. New Spring Dress Goods all the leading and desirable, stylish
fabrics of the season in
There is not a single piece of Dress Goods in
price will not be reduced.
Come, revel in the
season. Two chief items:
50c and 69c Dress Fabrics 55c
Check Suitings, Mohairs. Coverts. Voiles, Serges,
Fancy Mixtures, in all the staple shades, plaids,
checks and fancies now in vogue.
35c a Yard.
WHERE IS JAMES WELLS NOW?
Said to Be Rock' Island Man But Can
not Be Found. . -
A woman, about 49 years . of age
claiming Chicago as her place of resi
dence, called upon Matron Hill of Dav
enport this morning for assistance in
locating James Wells and family of
Rock Island. She stated that she ha.
come to visit relatives in Davenport
but found that they had moved away
from the city and that she had thfn
decided to visit her cousin, Mr. Wells.
of Rock Island, but was unable to find
the address. The Rock Island police
were called upon but were unable to
give the desired information.
This Season's Tailored Cloth
THIS CAN ONLY BE DONE AT OUR
use a price mark and you are compelled to rely upon the honesty of the saleslady
waiting on you in stating the original price. It is an easy matter for salespeople
in these stores to state a regular $15 suit was formerly sold at $18 or $20 and is
marked down now to $12.98 as you have no way of detecting the exaggeration of
price. This explains to you why some houses can advertise $25 and $30 suits at
All we ask of you is to see our suits and get our prices before buying elsewhere
THE BEE HIVE DAVENPORT, IOWA
THOUSANDS of YARDS AT
ABOUT HALF PRICE.
weights and colors suitable for dress, street and i?
Fabrics for which you have habitually paid l and $1.25 a yard can be
bought during this sale for half price, or nearly.
Fabrics that you considered excellent values (and they were) at 5c and
J9c can be had during this sale for about half price.
most extraordinary Dress
B.ILBIL !UP m ill
Fik. d Av AAA - dA. A 4
The styles represent the latest
ideas made up In such materials
as Panamas, Voiles, Shepherd
Checks, Broadcloths, Serges,
Cheviots, all in light weight,
spring and summer cloths.
This sale means your selection of
300 Suits just as they are in reg
ular stock. E- :ry suit is included.
As we mark all goods in plain
figures, you can see exactly at what
price the suit was sold original
ly. You also have the opportun
ity of comparing the reduced price
Mail and Tel
this store on which the 0
Goods bargains of the 0
$1 and S1.25 Dress Fabrics 69c 0
54-inch Suitings, 50-inch Panamas. 45-inch Cheviots.
45-inch De Baize, Fancy Mohairs; Ihe colors are tan,
green, blue, brown, castor, reseda and black.
69c a Yard.
Sremn ponnlblr In thl raaoa'i Use of
AVall Paper, liordrr and Celling Dernra-
tlona. The denlrnn and coloring are
all that can be (lealred. We'd he riV-
llghted to chow you our atoek In It
entirety, or the part of It that latereata
you. Novr la the time to begin your
deeoratlajr, before the rnah beajlna. You
will nlwnjH (lnl um treating yon right
In regard to prlrea and quality of work.
Paridon Wall Paper Co.,
419 Seventeenth Street.
Old phone 721 X. New phone S31S.
STORE as all others
Eggs Fresh. H16c.