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A combination that is of interest to every -,
housewife In this vieinity a eombininjjof
"Highest Quality and Lowest Prices." lM-ic s
are never lowered here at the expense of
Quality- When you buy hei-e.you know that
you are not only jettin the lowest prices,
v but that the quality. is the highest a fact
which no economical hbusewire will over
Pillsbury's Flour, per
Bulk Macaroni per
Corn Starch, per
Pr sack S1.34
Cream of Dakota flour,
per sack S1.17
per sack 32c
Fresh corn meal,
ptr sack 15
21 pounds granulated
8 pounds starch,
15 bars Etna
Cold Dust, Johnson &
Cudahy washing powder
2 for 15C
per package 3
1 pound'Arm and Hammer
4 pounds dried Lima
per quart 25c
per gallon 20c
1' - - J ' " " ----------
1 pound can baking
3G boxes parlor
per pound 25c
per pound 20c
per pound 25 C
SHIELDS' Casfi Gioceig
2532 FIFTH AVENUE.
DUNLAP HATS I
Saturday, Feb. 17,
And, will be pleased to have
you call and inspect.
YOU KNOW US.
M. C. RICE, Prop.
Java and Mocha coffee,
28c. 4 pounds for S1.00
Pure maple syrup,
per gallon SI. 15
Syrup, per gallon
per dozen 95c
Large bottle catsup,
per dozen 92c
Jello, all flavors,
per package 7c
3 packages 25c
3 pounds dried
1 package dried
3 1-pound packages
3 1-pound packages
per pound 10c
3-pound can black berries,
per dozen 90c
3-pound can pears,
per dozen SlllO
3-pound can table peaches,
per dozen SI. 20
3-pound can baked beans,
per dozen 90C
per dozen 90c
Rock Island corn,
per dozen 73c
Early June peas,
per dozen 90c
1-pound can pink
salmon, per dozen 93c
1-pound can fancy
red salmon, per doz. .. S1.43
Mustard sardines, large
cans, per dozen 40c
per dozen 45c
per dozen 4SC
Sole agent for Sealshipt Oysters,
the finest oysters shipped.
FINALLY ADMIT IT
Officials of Tri-City Utility Cor
porations Say Stock Offer
NOTICES BEING SENT OUT
To Tri-City, Peoples Light and Peopies
Power Company Stock
holders. The first official information that has
so far been given out appertaining: to
the much discussed sale of the stock
f tri-city corporations controlling pub
lic utilities, and attendant possible
merger of the same by outside capital
came from the offices of three of the
corporations interested today. This
took the form of a brief statement to
the effect that the officers of the Tri-
City Railway company and the People.'
Light company and the Peoples Power
company had announced "that a writ
ten proposition to purchase the stock
of the various companies, under date
of Feb. 8, 190G, has been tendered to
the companies. The mutter is now
being prepared for submission to each
and every stockholder."
Sto-k to He I-ONitel iu Clil-nn.o.
It was learned further that the prop
osition was being mailed to stoekhold
ers in the corporations interested, and
that the stock to be sold must be de
posted in the Illinois Trust & Savings
bank by March 1. when it will be tal;
en up by the purchasers.
Chiefly interested in the syndicate
that proposes to take over the prop
erties is George kobusch, president
and principal stockholder of the St.
IjOu:s Car company, which recently
passed into the hands of a street car
building trust. The tri-city enterprise
is also to enlist a number of eastern
capitalists. The bonds and securities
are to be taken care of by McKay &
Co. and Halsey & Co. of New York.
To Take Hie Sum lit Start.
According to the basis of agreement
reached with the corporations men
tioned, it will require $0,500,000 of cap
ital to complete the deal for the three
properties mentioned, the Mississippi
Valley Traction company's interurhau
running from Moline to Watertown,
and the Walsh concerns in Davenport
being in addition to these. So that,
all things considered, including the
amount it is reported the purchasers
contemplate putting into essential im
provements and extensions, the total
that will be required will be apt to
run pretty close to the first estimafe
Invi Snyn It Mrann Much.
The bringing of the deal to the pres
ent stage follows the return from the
east of S. S. Davis, manager of the
l'epples Power company, who is r
garded as the main promoter of the
undertaking. Mr. Davis, when spoken
to relative to the deal today, said that
he had nothing to say other than if
the sale went through it would mean
much for the three cities. "Hut," said
Mr. Davis, "there is many a slip be
tween the upper lip and the dipper."
SCHOOL CHILDREN DO
HONOR TO PRESIDENTS
Annual Program of German Evangel
ical Lutheran Schools to Be Held
This Evening at Y. M. C. A.
This evening at the Y. M. C. A. audi
torium the annual program of the Ger
man Evangelical Lutheran schools of
the city in honor of Abraham Lincoln
and George Washington will be
given. An interesting program, includ
ing addresses, songs by the 200 chil
dren of the four schools, and a stereop
ticcn lecture on "Germany and the
Rhine" b3 Professor Meyn, of Chicago,
will be given under the direction of the
trustees of the schools. The birthday
anniversar.'es of the two presidents are
jbserved each year by ihe children of
.he Lutheran schools, this being one
A the big events of the year.
WASHINGTON DAY AT Y. M. C. A.
Appropriate Anniversary Addresses to
Be Given Sunday.
Sunday at the Y. M. C. A. will be ob
served as Washington day, and the ad
dresses will he of a patriotic nature.
Hope Thompson addresses the mens
meeting, and Rev. D. . L. McNary
speaks at the B. G. M. club meeting.
Special music for the men's meeting
will be furnished by a mixed quartet of
the Baptist church choir. A phono
graph concert precedes the boys' meet
ing, the entertainment to be furnished
by Charles Gustafson.
The association, social committee
meets at 8 o'clock tomorrow evening.
Luckiest Man in Arkansas.
"I'm the luckiest man in Arkansas,"
writes II. L. Stanley, of Bruno, "since
the restoration of my wife's health af
ter five years of continuous coughing
and bleeding from the lungs; and I owe
my good fortune to the world's great
est medicine, Dr. King's New Discov
ery for Consumption, which I know
from experience will cure consumption
if taken In time. My wife improved
with first bottle and twelve bottles
completed the cure." Cures the worst
coughs and colds or money refunded.
At Hartz & Ullemeyer,- druggists,
and $1.00. Trial . bottle lree.
Ladies, read this catalogue of charms.
Bright eyes, glowing cheeks, red lips,
a smootn skin witnout a biemisn; in
short, perfect health. For sale with
every package Hollister's Rocky Moun
tain Tea. 35 cents. T. II. Thomas'
THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1G" 190C.
CALL ISSUED FOR
Wright Announces Date
8 Representation of
Wards is Fixed.
Chairman George H. Wright has is
sued the call for the democratic city-
township convention to be held at the
Rock Island house, Thursday, March
S. It Is as follows:
The city-township committee of the
democratic party of the city and town
ship of Rock Island, state of Illinois,
hereby Issue a call for a convention of
said democratic party to be held on
Thursday, the Sth day of March. 1900.
at the Rock Island house in Rock Is
land, in said county of Rock Island,
state of Illinois, convening at 7:30
o'clock p. m. for the purpose of nom
inating candidates for the following
One supervisor for two years.
Three assistant supervisors for two
The convention shall be composed of
70 delegates. Primary districts are en
titled to delegates as follows:
First ward. First precinct 4
First ward. Second precinct. 4
Second ward, First? precinct 5
Second ward. Second precinct 7
Third ward. First precinct 5
Tnird ward. Second precinct 7
Third ward. Third precinct 5
Fourth ward. First precinct.... 5
Fourth ward. Second Precinct 5
Fifth ward. First Precinct S
Fifth ward. Second precinct 5
Sixth ward. First precinct C
Sixth ward, Second precinct 4
Seventh ward. First precinct .3
Seventh ward. Second precinct 2
Seventh ward. Third precinct 1
Nominations for city candidates at
the primary elections shall be by plu
GEORGE II. WRIGHT,
Attest: J. P. SEXTON'. Secretary.
Dated at Rock Island. 111., this Sth day
of February, 1!0G.
Family Away When Blaze War. Discov
ered Origin Unknown Flames
Fire originating in the pantry at the
home of Jacob Goldman. 721 Thir
teenth street, caused about $500 dam
age last evening. No one was at home
at the time, and when the blaze was
discovered, about 10:20. the flames
had made considerable headway.
Neighbors summoned the fire depart
ment by telephone. The origin of the
fire is unknown. The flames quickly
cracked the plaster, and spread from
the pantry through the ceiling and wail
of the kitchen to the attic, and broke
out on the roof. By means of chemi
cals and water the members of the de
partment were able to confine the fire
to the rear of the house, over the kitch
en. The loss is covered by insurance.
Society news, written or telephoned
to the society editor of The Argus, will
be prl.'ully received and published. Hut
in either case the identity of the sender
must be made known, to insure reliabil
ity. Written notices should bear sis
nature and address.
X. Y. 2. Club. The Misses Mar
jorie Head and Helen Klatt very de
lightfully entertained the X. Y. Z. club
last evening at the former's home, on
Eighteenth street. The affair was in
the order of a heart party, hearts be
ing tastefully arranged in the various
rooms. During the evening frappe was
served under a bower of hearts, the
earlier hours being spent in guessing
contests. The first prizes were car
ried away by Alma Shaw and Gertrude
Beck, the booby prizes being won by
Helen Krell and Jessie Van Arsdel. A
luncheon was served and the guests
departed at a late hour after having
spent a most enjoyable evening.
Surprise Party. Howard Nixon was
pleasantly surprised last evening at
his home, S20 Sixth avenue, in honor
of his 18th birthday. Those present
were: Edward Newcomb, Peter Lar
son, Elmer Engmann, Miss Laurine
Jacobson, Axel Nelson, Will Hanson,
Elmer Showalter, Miss Maude Stewart,
Miss Pauline White of Chicago, Miss
Essie Mueherder of Clinton. Elmer
Showalter rendered several selections
on the piano, while-Howard Nixon gave
a solo. Refreshments were served, and
the evening was spent pleasantly.
Whist Club. The S. S. Whist club
was entertained last evening by Mr.
and Mrs. Ira Peck-lSlC1, Second av
enue. High honors were won by Mrs.
Ranson and Charles Partridge. Re
freshments were served and a most
enjoyable evening spent. The club
will meet March 1 with Mr. and Mrs.
A. W. Hatch, 2427 Eighth avenue.
Entertain at Euchre. Mesdames A.
H. and Fred H. PollarJ entertained c
company of ladies at a thimble party
yesterday afternoon,; and are this af
ternoon entertaining at six-handed eu
chre at their home, 722 Eighteenth
.Play Euchre. Mrs. Conrad Nelson
Is entertaining a company of ladies at
euchre this afternoon at her home,
2325 Seventh avenue.
Elks Are Hosts and Hosts of
Friends Are Entertained at
MINSTREL MEN ARE PRESENT
Delegations from Davenport and Mo
line Short Speeches by Repre
sentatives of Each City.
Rock Island Elks were hosts last
night to friends and visiting members
of the order in festivities enjoyed last
night in the lodge, room. About 400
were present and made merry for sev
eral hours after the close of the min
strel show. About CO of the members
of the George Priniorse company are
Elks and were among those invited to
participate. They did their share in
Charles J. Searle was toastmaster
and speakers from Moline and Daven
port were heard as well as those from
Rock Island. Songs and dancing were
features of the entertainment.
Four tables were set extending from
one end of the hall to the other and
not. only were all of these filled, but
standing room was at a premium. As
the lodge has only been organized in
Rock Island for a short time, one of the
purposes of the session was that the
people might know how the Elks do it.
FRANK S. REGAN GIVES
LECTURE AT BROADWAY
Cartoonist Entertains Large Audience
His Subject, "The American
Hon. Frank S. Regan, the cartoonist.
gave lus talk. I lie American &man
Boy" last evening in the Sunday school
room or liroauway cnurcn neiore a
large audience. This was the fourth
in a series of entertainments given un
der the auspices of the Young Peoples'
association, and Mr. Regan proved a
most interesting and instructive enter
tainer. He illustrated his lecture with
the aid of the crayon, drawing his pic
tures rapidly and accurately, producing
with a few lines marvelous results and
transformations. His illustrations de
picting the American small boy were
particularly apt and well illustrated
the characteristics of this great "grow
ing question." Regan is an ora
tor as well as an artist, a combina
tion which greatly pleases and enter
tains his audiences.
From 7:30 to 8 o'clock Fred Schnei
der, accompanied by Miss Schneider,
rendered a musical program.
Miss Anna Schneider, after nearly
a year's illness with tuberculosis, died
at 3:45 yesterday afternoon at the
home of lur mother, Mrs. Anna B.
Schneider, 2100 Fourth avenue. Miss
Schneider had been ill for 11 months.
and during the last six weeks had been
confioed to her bed. :
Miss Schneider was a Rock Island
young lady, having been born in this
city Sept. 27, 1S77, and always making
Rock Island her home. She leaves be
sides her mother, two brothers and a
sister, Edward Schneider, Miss Clara
Schneider, and Waldo Schneider, all at
After graduating from the grammar
schools. Miss Schneider took up spe
cial business training, and for five
years was employed in the bookkeep
ing department of the Modern Wood
men head offices, holding that position
until compelled to resign on account
of failing health. She was a member
of May Flower camp. No. 101, Royal
Neighbors of America. She was pos
sessed of an amiable disposition, and
deep and sincere is the sorrow attend
ing her untimely death. The funeral
arrangements have not been com
pleted. John Boylan.
The remains of John Boylan, whose
death occurred yesterday morning at
0:30 at the home, southeast of Colona.
will be brought to Rock Island at noon
tomorrow, for burial at Calvary ceme
tery in this city. The funeral services
will be held tmorrow morning at Co
lona. Mr. Boylan was 71 years of age.
and a long time resident of the county.
Marie Siedlitz, the infant daughter
of. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Siedlitz, died
at 6:30 last evening, at the home, 2409
Seventh avenue. Death was due to
pneumonia. She was 2 years of age.
The funeral arrangements have not
Sciatic Rhematism Cured.
L. Wagner, wholesale druggist, Rich
mond, Va., says: "I had a fearful at
tack of sciatic rheumatism, was laid
up almost two months: was fortunate
enough to get Mystic Cure for Rheu
matism. This cured men after doctors'
prescriptions had failed to have an
effect. I have also heard of fine results
from others who have used It." Sold
by Otto Grotjan, 1501 Second avenue.
Rock Island, Gust Schlegel & Son. 20
West Second street, Davenport. -
Just a little Kodol after meals will
relieve that fulness, belching, gas' on
stomach, and all other symptoms of
indigestion. Kodol .digests what yon
eat, and enables the stomach and di
gestive organs to perform their func
tions naturally. All druggists.
THIRD AVENUETHROUCH-TO SECOND
Specials for SaLturdocy.
Smyrna rugs, all wool, Brom- Hot water bottles, 2 -quart
ley's Princess, 27x54 size, only 30
inches 0C Lambert's Listerine, 4 oz.
Mitre rugs, made from velvet 25c size special at .... i .. -15
and Axminster carpets,
Hi yards square TVi Joim J- CIark' -" -vd- machine
4 thread, black and white.
Pro Brussels art squares, seam- 3 K00ls for JJ
less and serviceable, f)xlOV and .
9x12 feet Beauty pins, in gilt, silver or
m " " Co ot black, dozen on card,
c5.J7 for 5
Rockers in solid oak, wide, Hat
arms and cane seats, B(oks for bo's irl". h'
$2 S7 values for 21 JC Mrs. Meade Heniy and other
OA.-lc3 famous writers, special
Chairs, solid oak, cane Saturday 1 (1
seats 55 f. AOC
Red border cocoa dour " Fa,ncy bo? ,,aier a,ul,
mat3 22 vek'lts. baturday. a box 5
Women's leather sole felt slip- 5-quart granite tea kettles,
pers, Saturday all day, with granite cover 39
l,air '19c 2-quart granite coffee i)t
At 3 o'clock, women's 15c Ueeee jor ,,
lined hose, per
pUjr ckr. Ladies' $2.50 to $4.50 fancy wool
T. . , . and silk waists, odd sizes, some
Best fancy twilled tennis flan- .. . 1
, slightly soiled, Saturday
nels, usually 12ic, .... . . . ' a-
at 72(. 1,11 so1,1' each $1.00
At 4 o'clock, fancy dress ' F,irs aro lIwn. For instance,
prints, 10 yards for 00,. Coney cluster scarfs, six tails,
, .. ,r, ,1, choice of about 21
Mill lengths 10c yard w ide cam- , . , .
, . ,. ., , of them, each ISr
brie muslins, all day, ot-
yard G'2C $2.50 to $3.75 dress skirts, black
3 p. m.. about 500 yds. 5c and ail,I fancy cloths, about 3o of
Sc torchon laces, these, broken liie, to
at close out Saturday, each .. )8o
All day, remnants of 15c to 2'tc 3 p. in., white stamped 30 Inch
embroideries, 1 to 1 yd. squares, all hemstitched, one n
lengths, yd 10 a customer, fancy work
Remnants of wash goods, all department, each 10
the new spring lines represented, Assorted candy, several
Saturday, choice at half price. varieties, lb., 10c 10c
3Sc and 50c Hoial and plaid rib
bons, in exquisite color combina- fresh Baited
lions. Saturday, while 50 ieanuts. lb 10
pieces last, yard 25 MUSIC IN THE EVENING.
Transparent glycerine soap, PROGRAM OF SPARKLING
special, 2 cakes for 5 NEW MUSIC.
L. S. He Cab e & Co. Rock Island.
Jvist Stop to Consider the
Money SaLviig Advantages
To you of this great End-of-Seascn offering of smart cloth
Ing. You can purchase garments to finish out the winter
and for service this spring; or, you can get a suit or
overcoat for next fall and winter at
Prices Sheared of All Profits.
If you can do so, come in tomorrow or the day af
ter prepared to see the biggest bargains of the eeason in
smartest, best-tailored and best-fitting clothing made for
men and young men you wil surely find the offerings too
tempting to resist.
BOYS' AND CHILDREN'S
O'COATS AT HALF PRICE.
Men's overcoats, $1C.50
and $15 garments .--SIO.OO
Men's overcoats, $1S and
$20 garments S12.00
i.t sioKown nil Your Xfit ordr. medium and nut size.
The Cheapest Fuel for Furnaces Is the
A Semi-Bituminous Coat from West Virginia, One ton lasts as long tut
a ton of hard coal, and costs less.
HARD COAL, CARTERVILLE COAL, HARD WOOD.
E. B McKOWN, .
1401 Second Avenve.' Both 'phones. Rock Island, III.
ADp AfMC In Diamonds, Watchea, Clothing, and
-f MllXO all. unredeemed goods, at UNCLE 8IE-
GEL'S, 320 Twentieth street; 'phone 701-X- Money to loan on everything
ock ISLAN 0.1 LL
Men's suits, $15 and
$l-r'0 suits S10.00
Men's suits, $1S and
Men's trousers, $0.75
and $0.00 ones ,
Are unsurpassed for HEATINQ
) and COOKING. They are well
prepared and low priced chunks.