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0 0 0 0 0 ooocaoooooooooooooooooooooooooooocooooooooooooooooooci WE'VE DISCOVERED A COMBINATION 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 sack S1.27 Bulk Macaroni per pound 5 Corn Starch, per package 5 Coldrim flour, Pr sack S1.34 Cream of Dakota flour, per sack S1.17 Buckwheat, per sack 32c Fresh corn meal, ptr sack 15 21 pounds granulated sugar S1.00 8 pounds starch, tor 25 15 bars Etna soap 25 Cold Dust, Johnson & Cudahy washing powder Sapolio, Sc, 2 for 15C Yeast Foam, per package 3 1 pound'Arm and Hammer soda Gc 4 pounds dried Lima beans 25c Queen olives, per quart 25c Sour pickles, per gallon 20c Head rice. 1' - - J ' " " ---------- 1 pound can baking powder 3G boxes parlor 10c matches 25c Barren matches, at He Chewing tobacco, per pound 25c Smoking tobacco, per pound 20c Japan tea. per pound 25 C SHIELDS' Casfi Gioceig 2532 FIFTH AVENUE. OCOXJOCKXOCXCOCXXX o a a o o o 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 I 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Accredited Agents FOR DUNLAP HATS I Announce Saturday, Feb. 17, OPENING BAY And, will be pleased to have you call and inspect. YOU KNOW US. J3he M. C. RICE, Prop. Java and Mocha coffee, 28c. 4 pounds for S1.00 Pure maple syrup, per gallon SI. 15 Syrup, per gallon cans 30c Pancake flour, per dozen 95c Large bottle catsup, per dozen 92c Jello, all flavors, per package 7c Gelatine, 3 packages 25c 3 pounds dried peaches 25c 1 package dried apples lie 3 1-pound packages raisins 25c 3 1-pound packages currants 25c Dried apricots, 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 Wax beans, 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 Oil sardines, per dozen 45c Canned cream, per dozen 4SC Sole agent for Sealshipt Oysters, the finest oysters shipped. BOTH PHONES. 0 London 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ON ON FINALLY ADMIT IT Officials of Tri-City Utility Cor porations Say Stock Offer is Made. 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 of $10.000,ouo. 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. 0c 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' pharmacy. . THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1G" 190C. CALL ISSUED FOR CITY CONVENTION Chairman March 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 offices: One supervisor for two years. Three assistant supervisors for two years. One assessor. Ono collector. 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 rality vote. GEORGE II. WRIGHT, Chairman. Attest: J. P. SEXTON'. Secretary. Dated at Rock Island. 111., this Sth day of February, 1!0G. FIRE DAMAGES GOLDMAN HOME Family Away When Blaze War. Discov ered Origin Unknown Flames Spread Quickly. 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. SOCIAL AFFAIRS. 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 street. .Play Euchre. Mrs. Conrad Nelson Is entertaining a company of ladies at euchre this afternoon at her home, 2325 Seventh avenue. -rrrr NUMEROUS GUESTS Elks Are Hosts and Hosts of Friends Are Entertained at Lodge Room. 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 entertaining. Program Glvrn. 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 Small Boy." 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. OBITUARY RECORD. Anna Schneider. 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 home. 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. Siedlitz. 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 been completed. 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. L IVU 0i 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 err lyi i.t sioKown nil Your Xfit ordr. medium and nut size. The Cheapest Fuel for Furnaces Is the GENUINE POCAHONTAS. 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 5 ock ISLAN 0.1 LL Men's suits, $15 and $l-r'0 suits S10.00 Men's suits, $1S and $20 suits S12.00 S3.75 Men's trousers, $0.75 and $0.00 ones , White Ash and Springfield Soft Coals 1 Are unsurpassed for HEATINQ ) and COOKING. They are well prepared and low priced chunks.