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THE rAITGUS, SATURDAY, JULY 29,-ioo.i
5 DON'T HAVE TO BE 5
Neither will it pay you to be last, for we haven't enough
to go round. But as long at they last you can buy SUM
MER GOODS, such as REFRIGERATORS, HAMMOCKS,
PORCH AND LAWN FURNITURE, at prices far below the
regular. We sacrifice PRICE, not quality ; you get big val
ue for little money. Reason, we need the room. Our buy
ers just got back from the big Furniture Markets and soon
CAR LOADS OF FURNITURE will arrive, which means
we MUST make room. We can better afford to cut deep in
the price than rent additional ware room and there you
are. REMEMBER, too, that everything in FLOOR COV
ERINGS that looks like a remnant is yours for almost the
123-125 West Third Street.
Have j'ou tried it? It is the best tliinpr on
the market for the pipe. A rare blending
of the finest American and foreign to
baccos, In tins, 25c and 50c
Ercade Cigar Store
Harper Houm block. John P. Sexton, Prop.
Jiifujnf I iJiiiiui Jujiljuf ,.T.
Is now in full
your choice of
a lot of men's
suits worth up
to $15 -
Look in Our Windows. Spe
cials Every Day.
M. C. R.ICE, Prop.
IS UP TO COUNCiL
Will Decide Upon Contract for
Fifteenth Street Paving.
CITY OWNS LONG FRONTAGE
Thomas J. Peter Company Has Many
of the Signatures Necessary for
Mayor McCaskrin announces that a
special meeting of the city council will
be held Monday evening for the pur
pose of considering the advisability ot
entering into contract, on the part .of
the city, as one of the property owners,
with the Thomas J. Peter company, of
Chicago, for the construction of the
Fifteenth street pavement.
As was stated in The Argus yester
day, the property owners have the
right to enter into a contract them
selves for the construction of the pave
ment, provided they can get the work
done for 10 per cent less than the bid
of the contractors who are awarded
the work by the board of local improve
ments. As this stretch of improve
ment is along the west side of lxng
view park, the city has to sign for a
long frontage, and the matter is up to
Ilaa Mtony Mvnatarex.
The Chicago company has signatures
from a majority of the private Drorerty
owners. The contract was awarded to
the McCarthy Improvement company
of Davenport in good faith
by the board of local im
provements, but the law prevents en
tering into the contract until lo days
after notice has been given by publica
tion, in order that the property owners
may take it into their own hands in
the manner now proposed if they de
sired. Worth (oniurln Well.
In view of the fact that the Thomas
J. Peter company failed to bid on the
work, and the proposition of the Mc
Carthy Improvement company was ac
cepted the city owes it to all interest
ed including its own. as well as the
successful bidders to investigate thor
oughly the standing and status of the
Chicago firm and its method of doing
business heretofore conceding the con
tract practically entered into. In oth
er words the city should be sure it is
striking a bargain, before it strikes
FOR PARK FUND
Mayor McCnnkriii today gave out.
the following for publication relative
to providing funds for the improvement
of Ijongview park:
In answer to the numerous questions
as to the method of donating amounts
toward the improvement of Long View
Park, I have the honor to submit for
publication a brief statement:
When the appropriations were made
for the city at the beginning of the
year, much anxiety on the part of the
public was expressed for the liberal
appropriation for 1-ong View park.
The park commission also made an
urgent appeal for a liberal appropria
tion asking the council for the sum ot
This amount the city, on account ot
its finances, was unable to give, but pet
aside $2,800 as an appropriation to
ward Long View park, and in order to
give the park commission the amount
called for set aside another $1,000 in
the contingent fund.
Conditions are upon the public raising
by private subscription, donations and
otherwise the sum of $1,200 on or be
fore Oct. 1, 1&05. The above statement
shows clearly the necessity of the im
mediate action on the part of the pub
lic t-pirited citizens before the above
named date or the loss of $l,ouo toward
the improvement of Ing View park
this year. The sum of $1.2i-0 I have no
doubt, will be raised before that time,
and an effort will be made to raise the
necessary amount by means of the
coupons hereto attached, and the fur
ther donations to be made on next
Tuesday evening. Aug. 1 at the band
concert to be held in Long View park
where the public will be invited to con
tribute toward this enterprise. Per
sons filling out these coupons can turn
the same over to the secretary of the
park commission, E. B. McKown on or
before this said date.
There will be seating capacity for
l.otitj persons arranged in an enclosure
at a convenient distance from the mu
sic and a charge will be made for the
aliove named seats. This met nod will
answer as a further system of raising
funds. I am exceedingly anxious to
demonstrate to the world that the peo
ple are willing and ready to join hanj
In these public undertakings. I am
confident that the amount will be rais
ed and thus we will have the amount
necessary to go ahead with the im
provement of Long View park this
GEORGE W. M'CASKRIN.
Sabx-riptloa Coo poo.
I b itr-e to pay to the park com -mission
of the citv of Hook Isl
and. 111., on or before Vi 1. iJi.5.
the rum of dollar, and
cents. The said sum t
t- uswl toward the Improvement
of !iiliv;c' park, and to nuke
up the amount of $1.2""'. the nrr
esharv amount to be raised In or
ler to e-ure the $1,000 set asile
by the -tiy In trie oor.liBfser.t
land. -.r.tiition-tl upon Ji.e rais
ing; of trie iVf amount.
Ho. k Idan.l. Illinois.
J. F .Murphy has gone to Chebanse,
I1L, for a two weeks visit.
Mrs. Frank J. Young has returned
from a visit to friends and relatives
in Des Moines.
John Schafs, of Dubuque, is a guest
at the home of Frank W. Blochlinger,
324 Seventh street.
Mrs, John Ohlweiler is home from
Winona. Minn., making the trip on a
Diamond Jo steamer.
The Misses Lily and Tillie Glenn, of
Colona. are the guests of the Misses
Mollie and Clara Mayers.
Miss Ruth Buffum departed this
morning for Oakland. Cal., to enter the
University of California at Berkeley
F. Weyerhaeuser, of St. Paul, came
to the city today on the steamer Rut
ledge, which brought down a raft from
the up-river port.
Roy Mansfield and sister. Miss Nao
mi Mansfield. left yesterday for Oska
loosa, Iowa, to spend a few days with
relatives and friends.
Hon. R W. Hurst departs today for
Wequetonsing. Mich., where he joins
Mrs. Hurst and children, who preceded
him several days ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Willis and
daughter, of Little Rock, Ark., are the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank J.
Young, of Fifteenth street.
Dr. and Mrs. George Crissman re
turned today from a trip to Chicago.
Monday. Mrs. Crissman departs for Ga
lena. 111., for a brief visit with rela
tives. Rev. and Mrs. J. B. Reynolds, of
Spokane. Wash., are guests at the
home of J. D. Warnock. Rev. Reynolds,
who was formerly pastor of the Unite!
Presbyterian church of this city, will
preach there both morning anil even
James Taylor of Taylor Ridge was in
Rock Island today, the first time in
many months. He is now S7 years of
age but is still reasonably active and
walked up the stairs of The Argus of
fice to vis-it with the reporters. H
prides himself upon having been a sub
scriber for The Argus since 1S59.
Rev. S. M. Crissman. who has been
filling the pulpit at the Central Presby
terian church, closes his engagement
there tomorrow. Rev. Marion Humph
reys, the newly chosen pastor, taking
charge from that date. Rev. Crissman
will preach in Lake View Presbyterian
church at Chicago one week from to
morrow and at the Milan Presbyterian
church two weeks hence.
Operators of Union Electric Company
Charter W. W. for
The young lady operators in the tri
city exchanges of the Union Electric
Telephone company are planning for
an excursion on the steamer W. W., on
the afternoon and evening of Aug. 10.
No pains will bo spared to make the
occasion an enjoyable one in all re
spects, and certainly no class of the
working people deserves better at the
hands of the public than the telephone
SEE ECLIPSE EARLY IN DAY
Sun In Partial Shadow Few Minutes
Morning of Aug. 30.
. When you get up early the morning
of Aug. HO to see Kinglings unload
their trains for the show in this city
that day be sure to look for the eclipse
of the sun. A partial eclipse will be
visible here from 0:14 to 0:38 a. in.
The eclipse will be total in Algiers, and
a number of scientists have gone there
to observe the phenomena.
The uirtial eclipse of the moon on
the night of Aug. 14 will be visible for
over two hours, from S:4" o'clock un
til 10:. 11. The moon eclipse will be
visible throughout the whole of North
and South America. Africa and the At
lantic ocean and in part of Europe,
Africa and the Pacific ocean, with the
eclipse of the sun Ifi days late, will be
visible to Europe, the north Atlantic
ocean, the western part of Asia and
the northern half of Africa.
To the Merchants and Business Inter
ests of the Tri Cities.
It having come to the Knowledge of
the committer in charge of the Labor
day celebration of the tri-cilies, that
there are parties engaged in soliciting
advertisements for an alleged Labor
day program without authority, we
desire to denounce any such scheme
and announce that there is but one offi
cial program from which the Work
mans' Industrial Home a.-sociation re
ceives any pecuniary benefit, and that
U one being compiled by C. F. Hol
brook. one of our trustees. We have
furnished him with credentials showing
his authority to solicit advertisements
and we warn our merchants and manu
facturers to be on their guard against
WORKMEN'S' INDUSTRIAL HOME
By William Ellemire, Prefcident; H.
H. Boettger. Secretary; H. A. Skelley,
Chairman, Labor Day committee.
The members of Rock Island lodge,
A. F. & A. M., No. C58, and sojourning
Mason are invited to join with Trio
lodge. No. Z", in the burial cf brother
Hugh Fitzsimmons. Meet at Masonic
temple, Monday, July 21. at 1 p. m.
A. F. CASPER, W. M.
.W. B. PetUt, Sec'T.
TAKES HIS STAND
Frank G. Allen Defines Position
Before Seventh Ward
STANDS BY THE PRESIDENT
Says Tariff Does Not Protect Plow
Manufacturers Moline Company
Refused to Go 4nto Trust.
"I am in favor of railway rate legis
lation, protective tariff, reciprocity,
sound money, and against trusts and
asset currency, and will vote with my
party on all party questions, if it should
be my fortune to go to congress." said
Frank G. Allen last night in his first
speech in Rock Island, which was made
in the Seventh ward.
Tariff No Help.
Each of these questions was taken up
and discussed quite fully. Mr. Allen
said that he was with President Roose
velt on the question of railway rate
regulation with full power to enforce
schedules. He denied that he was at
the head of a protected industry, as he
said had been charged. "A tariff of 5
per cent or 100 per cent does not make
one cent's difference to the Moline
Plow company.'" he said. "It not only
competes in this country, hut sells
hundreds of thousands of dollars" worth
abroad. And as far as the tariff on
the lumber and material is concerned,
it does not make any difference cue
way or another I" the Moline Plow
company, as Deere & Co. and the Ro"k
Island company have to pav the fame
price. We manufacture our goods, fix
the price for a profi. and seli theiu."'
AkuIdhI the Trunin.
Mr. Allen defined his posino:i as be
ii.i. against the trusts. He nab! he be
lieved in competition and that it was
because the Moline plow company
would not go into the trust that the
trust never was formed; th.-.t this is a
matter of common knowledge among
manufacturers and peon!o bo read
the implement papers.
SIJHM for I 'roof.
"I refer you back to the days of the
campaign of ls;tt;," said Mr. Allen, in
taking up the insinuation lie said had
been made that there was coercion of
iic- employes of the company in this
contest. "At that time Bryan was
charging that the American workman
was being coerced by the employers.
and the Moline Plow company posted
notices and printed them in the papei
that there would be $1,000 given to the
man who would show where one cm
I;ce had been influenced one way or
another by the company. This offer
Mauds good today in this congression
Kl;; lit for ( iintrol.
The fight in Rock Island county is
more and more taking the appearance
of being one for the control of the
county, and the republicans are begin
ning to concede this i.o'iit. At least, if
the open confession is not nadc. it is
admitted that Rock Island'.; eiiapces in
the lower end of the district are slim.
All the reports from that section indi
cate as was stated in The Argus sever
al days- ago. that the deal is for James
MeKinney. the state committeeman
from Aledo. Sevral weeks will elapse
before the congressional convention
and many things that would break tit
a combination may happen in that
Common I'reIW-t Ion.
The prediction is made freely in
those counties. "I do not believe the
deal is made yet." said a Rock Island
republican, "but there does seem to be
a feeling down there that MeKinney
is the man. If you ask them why. they
will not give any particular reason,
btit simply say they believe it."
Concert at Tower.
Petersen's band gave its weekly con
cert at the Watch Tower last evening,
with the usual excellent program, pre
rented to a large and appreciative au
dience. One of the features of the
evening's entertainment, was a nuiu
ber of vocal selections by the boy so
prano of Davenport, Master John Van
Patten Swiney, which were highly en
joyed. Announce Engagement.
The engagement of Miss Bessie
Barth and Theodore Chillis, both of St.
Ixinis. has been announced to their
many friends. The news will prove ot
Interest to many people in this vicinity
as Miss Barth is ihe daughter of Dr.
and Mrs. Ceorge E. Barth, who form
erly resided in this city.
Last Summer Meeting.
A meeting of the junior boys of the
V. M. C. A. will be held tomorrow after
noon at 2:30, at the association build
ing. This in the lat meeting before
the fall term commences and it will
be in the nature of a rally. W. O. ThI
hot will address the boys.
A grim Tragedy
is daily enacted In thousands of homes.
as death claims, in each one, another
victim of consumption or pneumonia.
But when coughs and colds are proper
ly treated, the tragedy is averted.' F.
G. Huntley, of Oaklandon, Ind.. writes:
"My wife bad the consumption, and
three doctors gave ber up. Finally
she took Dr. King's New Discovery for
Consumption, Coughs and Colds, whicfc
cured fct r, and today she is well and
strong." It kills the germs of all dis
eases. One dose relieves. Ouaran
teed at 50 cents and SI by Hartz &
UlIfcQfcyfer, drugs-fits. Trial bottle Irte.t
THE BUSINESS MAN
After a ! of Sirrnunan Toil. pprerlnte a SlliuuIatlaK Toalc I.Ike
It is the exlr.ifted juices of finest maUinir barley and Imported hops. .It
ot hes t remti hois nerves, nourish, t he t i rett brain :n! vivitiea the fa (Tired -out
i)iuiles. . 1 1 . ttie eoniuerr of l.issit title, the food for starved nerves
and the li.iiiisher of sleeplessness. I s Uiatm are constantly recommend -lnr
it for Hie oervorked business man as well as for weakly women
Postal us for booklet "Eminent Physicians of the West.'"
CARSE & OHLWEILER. ROCK ISLAND, ILL., 425 Eleventh Street.
'Phone, New 5830. Old 'Phone 1014.
Broken lots of Men's Stylish
Suits of the Stein-Bloch Co.
marked at a great saving in
price. $20, $1Q. $18 and
$16.50 Suits at
Regular Suits that were
S12.50. $10 and $9 are
marked down to
Sommers & La Velle
THIS IS THE TIME OF YEAR WHEN IT IS DIFFI
CULT TO FIND JUST THE HAT YOU ARE LOOKING
FOR. WE HAVE JUST AS COMPETENT HELP NOW
AS IN THE BUSY SEASON. AND WE ARE IN A POSI
TION TO MAKE YOU JUST AS SMART HATS WITH
OUT EFFORT ON YOUR PART AS IN THE HEIGHT
OF THE SEASON.
BRANDENBURG MILLINERY STORE,
Corner of Twentieth Street and Fourth Avenue.
How Abovit Your Hester?
Is ii all rilit and ready for the
winter? If iHit, this is th bent
time to have It rb-aiietl aiel nut
in repair before u i'an jour
wilder").; lire Or. piMMy, you
Iieeil ;t liew une? Ill any rase,
ou ttill find 1'iir uoik in this
I.Ii4- of the best. We wjJ pu( 1 11
hteaui heating ajiparatun or hoi
water lieai iii at a reasonable
llutb 'iiboarfh 112 Ural 17th SI.
W---:.r I lt-r' I
ocaq in limits
"You Ought to See.'
How ril'-e I iiuve ni el- r:iy room look
with H f-w e;iiH of jiairit 1 went flown
to th- I'trMui Wall Piiprr (oniyiiar,
ami they h.l every elor an Hhaile I
.ul'l tf.ink nf. ami vxriilie and
l,ruhe t, n, with them, anl mo rea
fj l'irr! You Jut Ciiisfht to K" 'n
at.t xe- ifieir line .f W;ill 1'af.er. .You
jnt l ouMn't helo t jyinic "
Tina little 1h1- .'imh tolr the whol
ftory. e i -jit the irl'--!. wlii' li wv woul'l
t... vr K-ail to j !'.'- if joj Wo'iiJ
k.L.ily li..ik'- us a imII.
Paridon Wall Paper Co.,
itU -vrale-tli Mrrl.
f 1 .1 'pUuur 7 I - . r 'iikuar 2 1 H.