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THE ARGTTS, iWEDN"E SD'A Y, APRIL, 18, 190G.
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MEET NEXT WEEK
ruptrd mnimntilpndoa with the Pnclflc
TTHURSDAY AND FRIDAY
each day at 3 o'clock Pepperell
Sheeting; bleached and half-bleached,
2 1-4 yards wide, at per yard.. 19 l-2c
While they last, mill lengths, 38-Inch 9c
Corded Muslin 5c
SPECIAL assortment of best quality
scalloped Shelf Oilcloth, Including plain
and fancy colors, all, per yard 5c
Thursday and Friday, 5c Cotton Flannel.
yard 3 l-2c
Cood assortment mill lengths, 12 1-2c
Bate3 Seersuckers, yard 10c
J. 51. SIirjKIKIt. Local Forrcnatrr.
TVmprrnturc nt 7 . m-, 49; at 8:
rock ISLAND,! LL
Local Coal Oeaters Prepare to
Entertain Illinois and Wis
l. m.. OM. Mlnlmnm la 24 hour, 44.
Vrltx-Kjr of vrlnd nt N n. m., 4 railen.
THIRD AVENUETHROUCH TO SECOND
s r i 1 1 ior
ORGANIZE FOR THE PURPOSE
Rock Island Coal Men Dine Important
Business Session Follows Dav
enport Convention Cooperates.
Plans are being made for a meeting
of the local coal dealers to be held
arly next week, for tbe purpose of dis
cussing the arrangements for the con
vention of the Illinois and Wisconsin
Retail Coal Dealers a:ioc"ation, to be
held here Jane 11 and 15. The mee t
ing of the local dealers will be pre
ceded by a banquet, and following an
iniortant business session will be
held. The plans for the entorta nment
of the convention will be tahtn up,
ami various committees appointed to
take charge of the work.
Rock .-land has li members of the
association, which includes all buttlne-?
of the local coal dealers. While "t in vj
is no local organization, the memb'-r-Fhip
here will organize for the purpose
of entertaining :he convention.
Convention iu Dnvrnnort.
The meeting of the Iowa and Nebras
ka dealers is to be held at the same
time in Davenport, and the two asso
ciations will hold a jint meet ng. Th j
oHicers of the associations are already
at work booming the convention by
sending out attractive circulars de
scribing the beauties of the tri-eit:es,
and their advantages for convention
purposes. The local members will en
deavor to make good all the promises
and assurances given, and aim to
make the meeting one of the best ever
Fred Young of the Tri-City Transfer;
& Fuel company is chairman of the lo
cal committee of the association, and
is preparing for the meeting tobo helj
LaSalle is tbe best coaL
Leaf lard at Gilmore's.
Buy a home of Reldy Bros.
Tri City Towel Supply company.
Kerler Bros. your carpet cleaners.
Ralston's Health shoe3 at Dolly Bros'.
For bus, burgage, express call Robb's.
For bus or express. Spencer & Trefz.
Graham's dancing school. Old phone
Graham's dancing school. Old phone
Graham's dancing school. Old phone
Lowe.-t summer prices cn hard coal
at Mudler Lumber company.
Fly screens, improved make, for sale
at Mueller Lumber company.
Cleaning, pressiug and dyeing. Pan-
itoiium, 11 9 Second avenue.
Intcrcst'n:; news in the ladies' coat
and suit section cf McCabe's ad.
Ice cream and ice cream soda at
Peterson's, 1311 Third avenue.
H. T. S'emon wants your tin and fui
nace work. 152G-152S Fourth avenue.
See Gus Fisher for terms on all
kinds cf cement work. 1023 Fourth
Shrubs, bushes, viu-.H. etc.. direct
from the growers at practically whole
sale prices at McCabe's.
The large silk purchase from one of
New York's largest importers will be
placed on sale at 9:30 Thursday morn
ing at McCabe's.
At 10 o'clock Thursday morning the
great embroidery purchase will go on
sale at McCabe's; 13.500 yards in all,
for 10 cents to 4S cents a yard.
Expert manicuring, shampooing and
thorough treatment of the hair and
scalp given by Mrs. Lol Levi, 738 Sev
enteenth s-treet. OH phone weet 59.
The first annual dance by Island
City Court of Honor, S55, will be given
Fri.-tav even'nsr nril ?ft at Industrial
I THE WFATTIVhi i"'3'1. ft(,ck Island. Eleuer-He-menway
" ! orchestra.
You don't need to send away for or
namental shrubbery. You can get any.
thing yon want at the lnng View Flo-
i.iitbt, M-uttrrMi xiiunrn in tir ral company's. Order now for spring
Kooky nmunlnln region have nttenfli-l 1 plant ng. Both phones.
hwetrrn iorm i, i- over Don-t fnrset to attend the card party
3inoitoi.ii ami moiirmio !-proMi.n at QM Fellows hall Wednesday even-
hlh overlie hr Mouthcrn pint on u ins? Aprll 1S K;ven by the Ladies of
tatra. Tho north inriitc hisii -j the Modern Maccabees. Refreshments
mire, attended hy clear utiles nail eool- ,., ,!,.,-:. A rlmfssir.n 1.'. rente
J Fertilizer, steam dried, odorless for
! lawns, gardens and farms, delivered to
jany address in town at $1.50 per 100
pounds. Special price in ton lots,
i Twin-City Rendering company; 'phone
The dinner that was postponed by
the ladies of the U. V. U. will be held
Partly cloudy tonight mid TburHiUiy;
varmiT toniKht, eooler Tlturdy.
or triiiirraturr, ba .Khiinred lu ln
tiina, nml high hurometern nnil fnlr
nrathrr Mill prevail from the 511mm!-
MippI valley to tho Atlantic eun.st. The '
onntnnrd movement of thru -ontiilIi)M
ill ohumo partly cloudy wont her In th!
vicinity tonight anil Tliurxtlny. Ttlihl
nnrmrr tonirht and cooler TUiird:ty. I
The trloerapb company roportM that
nn earthquake iu tbat region 1i:im in tor-
3s Jt fVM
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Friday in Memorial hall from 11 to 2
o'clock. Those holding tickets will
take notice and come to the dinner.
Price, 15 cents.
Belding Bros. & Co., make an an
nouncement through their agents,
Young & McCombs, on page 6 this
evening which will interest every little
girl in the city. The prizes range from
Z to $3 each. Don't fail to read the
A purchase of silk was consummated
, a few days ago by McCabe's, which
means a great deal, coming as it does
a season whtn ri'.ks arc more in
than ever before. The entire
purchase will bo placed on rale at 'J:2n
tomorrow. Thursday, morning, at 51
However, Way is Left Open fir
Unions to Make Now
New York. April 18. Subcommittees
of the anthracite coal carrying rail
roads and mine operators drew up a
letter to President Mitchell in which
the operators again declare there is
nothing to arbitrate except the ques
tion whether there shall be any arbi
tration. This reply Is made in response
to Mitchell's recent amended proposi
tion for arbitration.
Not Point ninnk.
The operators do not, however, refuse
point blank to accept Mitchell's latest
plan. They assert all the differences
between the miners and employers
were decided by the strike commis
sion, and there is no reason why an
other attempt should be made to arbi
trate them. After describing the pre
vious steps of the two sides and com
menting upon the plans suggested by
the miners, the operators aver that the
miners have rejected all their proposi
tions and that they have nothing fur
ther to offer.
"The fundamental principles regard
ing the conduct of this business have
all been established by the strike com
mission," the operators declare. "No
reason is suggested why they should
be retried. We have no further sug
gestions to make than those contained
in our former propositions, and we re
gret that you have declined both of
them. We have nothing further to
offer." The operators assert the min
ers' offer to waive the formal recogni
tion of the miners' union is not ma
terial and declare the miners' program
would increase the cost of domestic
sizes of coal by $1.20 a ton. -
TERRIBLE HAVOC AT
(Continued from Pape One.)
f , cents on the dollar.
DAY IS GIVEN TO
The new things in
madras' and percale
cords and stripes in
check, and plaid pat
terns, light blqe,
helio, tones of blue
$1 and $1.50
New spring shirts, money
Silk or Mohair Shirts
With or withoyt collars.
Extra specials, SI. 50, $2.,
Our exclusive siik novelties,
tones of gray, blue, $4.50
New Neckwear Tucfluo'S,
Longworth blue, etc., 50c.
M osenre lder
' Rock island.
Arc Introduced By City and Company
in Central Unicn Injunction Pro
ceed. ng in Circuit Court.
Heading ef affidavits has occupied
ir.o.it of the day in the circuit court in
the Central Union telephone injunc
tion case. The answer of the city was
taken up 3es;terday afternoon. The af
fidavits offered by th company are
frm former employes of th- corpora'
tion as to the material ust-tl in con
struction, the operation, tfu' few com
plaints as to the serviee given and to
the strike of the operators. With ref
erence to the latter, it was uet up that
the npal of the ordinauce was be
cause the company refused to come to
th terms ot the operators.
In reply to these, the city will pre
sent affidavits as to the difficulties ex-
peri need in the city with the service
of the company and the attitude of the
j company toward the council before and
(after the repeal of the ordinance. The
arguments will follow the affidavits.
I Court adjourned this afternoon until
Friday morning to allow the city to
prepare its counter affidavits.
"Black Pope" Dead.
Rome, April 18. Father Iouis Mar
t'n. general of the Jesuits, known as
the "black pope," died today.
Iowa Convention August 1.
Des Moines, Iowa, April 18. The re
publican state central committee has
ifsiierl a call fnT the rrn-.xblican state
convention at Des Moines August 1.
Sick headache results from a de
rangement of the stomach and is cured
by Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
j Tablets. Sold by all leading druggists.
the earthquake seems to have covered
several hundred miles.
I'int to Get Mne.
San Francisco, April IS. The Postal
Telegraph company was the ilrst to get
a wire and its offices were besieged
with people, filing messages. The San
ta Fe round house and machine shops
at Point Richmond across the bay
have collapsed. The earthquake was
not seriously felt at other points along
the coast, as far as can be ascerfinc'.
Mmiy a'treu i:xlinKiilliel.
At 10:15 the fire wan extinguished
from Ferry to Front stteet on oe fcide.
aud pretty much all of South Market
street and out to about Seventh Bireet,
with ppoanlic fires jn Park Station and
the western division.
Opt-rutorn Stick to I'iimIm.
There is no way of estimating the
number of dead. It may be hundreds
or even thousands. Postal telegraph
operators who are at their posts are
taking their lives in their hands, ?s the
building is collapsing, and lire is within
half a. block.
tin orlH Wow l'.
I he gas woiks rctitii of Market
street has blown up and started anoth
er big fire in that section. A portion
of a nil&sion. several miles from the
business section is in flames." Fire be
gan at Twenty-second street and is
rapidly moving eastward. The Gore
block. Market and Pine streets, will he
a total loss. At 10 o'clock the fire
leached Market near Third. The build
ing next to the Claus Sprcekles build
ing was iu flames and fire extended
along the south side of Market to
;tr HirlliUnKM Dentroyrfl.
The following buildings on New
Montgomery street have been entirely
destroyed: Pacific States Telephone
company; Rialto, Mission and Market;
Matona building on Sectmd and Mar
ket; 12-story Mutual Life building on
California and Sansome, destroyed.
Mxtcen-Ntory Iliillclin: nnrnlnR.
At 10:15 the fire had taken hold of
the lfi-stofy Call building on t'ie Third
street Fide. The building is also threat
ened on the Market street side. The
back of the 11-story Monadnock build
ing, now nearing completion, has fallen
ont. Fire is raging on all sides of tho
HanlnoHn l)!rlrt Doomed.
From present indications the entire
business district, both wholesale and
retail, will likely fall prey to the flames
which are increasing in intensity
fanned by a- stiff breeze. Twenty-one
bodies have been taken to the morgue
which cannot accommodate any more.
I.oh AoRrlcn I.OKrn Connection.
Los Angeles. Cal., April 18. Com-
10500 Yards Silk from the Great Per
emptory Sale of one of New York City's
Largest Importers of Plain and Fancy
Dress Silks at 50 Cents on the Dollar
WE consummated one of the largest and most advantageous single pur
chases of SUks in the history of our silk business on April 10th. This
means a great deal, coming as it does in a season when silks are to be in
vogue more than ever before. The purchase included all of this Importer's
short lengths, small pieces and many full pieces, all this season's production
of plain and fancy colored and black Silks. The Importer took a big loss,
which will be the means of placing thousands of yards of rare silk values
Promptly at 9:30 o'clock, Thursday, April tlxe 19tli,
we will place on sale the entire purchase. Be on hand early. You really
can't afford to miss this great silk offering. Extra salespeople and extra
space will be devoted to showing the different lots, only a few of which we
can mention here
Some 2,000 yards
fancy Silks in navy,
brown, green, red, etc.,
are suitable for waists
and full suits, up to
75c a yard, all, all, all,
yard, 25 C.
2500 yards colored Taffetas, all the light,
medium and dark shades, white, cream
and black. Colored 24-inch Crepe de
Chines, Louisines. Fancy grey checks and
stripe Suiting Silks. The values in this
lot run from 75c to $1.00 a yard. AH
Yard-Wide Black Taffetas, In the best known makes, such as Moneybak, C. J.
Bonnet & Co., etc., etc. Values in this lot up to $2.00, at, yd., $1.25, $1.19, $1.10,
95c and 89c.
The balance of this purchase, not possible to mention here, will go to make
this a silk event of great importance to the silk-buying public. Remember,
promptly Thursday at 9:30 a. m. and until sold.
Great EMBROIDERY Purchase,
15c to 91.50 Embroideries. 13500
Yards in All. for 10c to 48c yd.
Morning, at 10 o'clock and con
tinuing until closed out. This sale should
be of intense interest to everyone wanting
embroideries. Right at the beginning of a
season when white skirts, dresses and
waists will be so much worn. The oppor
tunity for buying these finest Nainsook,
Sviss and Cambric matched sets, flounc
ings and corset cover embroideries at a
fraction of their value, is an unusual event.
2250 yards Nainsook and Swiss Embroideries,
worth up to 20c, at just, yd., 10c.
1 1000 yards elegant wide Flouncings In Irish point,
English eyelet effects, blind embroidery, etc., me
dium and narrow Nainsook. Swiss and Cambric
matched sets of Embroideries, representing the high
est class cf Swiss needlework, worth from 25c to
$1.50 a yard, choice In five lots, at 15c, 19c,
25c, 38c and 48c.
Odd Patterns Large Napkins.
LOTHS are all gone. Pure linen, choicest pat-
terns, best quality, 23 and 24 Inches square, sold
for $3.00, $3.35, 3.50, 3.68. Pick what you want
while some 30 dozen last, at $2.47 per dozen. Note
the value, choose promptly. Per dozen, 2.47.
98c Imported Canvas Pillow Slips 29c
rPHURSDAY we place on sale a very handsome
line of imported fancy Canvas Pillow Slips, all
finished, made of finest German canvas In rich col
ors, a splendid summer pillow, worth 98c. Ve
bought them at our own price. While they last the
price will be 29c.
Imported Hardanger Embroidered Squares, 48c.
Special values in 14-inch Doylies, embroidered in
light blue, white, yellow, etc., real worth 98c. This
lot very special, 48c.
DIRECT from the growers at
practically wholesale prices :
Two-year-old Concord Grapes 3 for 25c
Raspberries and Blackberries 3 for 25c
Gooseberries and Currants,
two years old 10c
Clematis, extra fine 25c
Roses. Hybrid Perpetuals 25c
Cinnamon Vine 2 for 15c
Other Shrubs and Vines at prices
equally low. All are strong and healthy.
Plenty of Those Splendid Seeds
the kind that are sure to grow, per
Onion Sets and Flowering Bulbs, at
prices so low you will be certain to buy
T F you are perfectly satisfied with
your Millinery and milliner, we
would not advise you to change.
If, however, you are not pleased,
you are invited to come here. Our
reputation is thoroughly established
as the fashion center hereabouts.
Our facilities for obtaining the latest
ideas as they are developed In
Paris, New York and other fashion
centers, are well known, and our
twenty-one milliners and salespeople
in the Millinery Section entitles us
to say we can serve you more
promptly and satisfactorily than you
will be served elsewhere. Our long
established principle of moderate
prices on Millinery, as on every
thing else, will not be swerved a
particle on account of the enormous
growth of our Millinery business.
Once a customer here you'll have
no desire for a change.
SNAPPY STYLES for small wom
en, fancy Mfked Goods, Coverts,
Thibet Cloth, Broadcloth, etc., all the
wanted colors, and the best styles we
have ever shown. Prices were never
lower, $7.50 to $1.95.
Those Satin Coats
FULL LENGTH, rubber lined, are
made of the imported German
cloth, but we are selling them at the
price of the domestic. Used exten
sively for driving and walking coats,
but being so handsome, are often used for evening wear.
They come in grey, tan, cardinal, navy and black. Prices
$29.50 to $16.50. You should ask to see them.
THE best in
LADIES AFTERNOON EVENING DRESSES
A LL ready to wear, no bother, no waiting, possibly a little fitting,
and your dress is ready. The styles are new, the workmanship
excellent, materials imported. Henrietta and French Voile, in all the
popular shades, prices $37.50 to $ 1 7.50. You can't have them
made for these prices. Just a little figuring will satisfy you.
42-in. Coats $11.44
ITANDSOME coats in scarce
X gray mixtures, shadow plaids,
etc., best styles of the season, nicely
button trimmed, $16.00 would be
cheap enough, but the 20 coats in
this lot are $11.44.
Special Eton Suits
CHOICE new spring suits, made
of Panama, Crash and Fancy
Suitings, Eton jackets, Pony jackets,
circular flaring skirts, trimmed with
folds, jaunty and pretty as any $20
suits you ever saw. These are
Misses' Hose, elastic ribbed.
fast dye, heavy or light weight, for
boys and girls of all sizes, heels,
knees and toes double spliced with
linen, making them extra strong at
the usually weak spots. All sizes
in three different weights, per
A Cadet badge for each wearer
of Cadet Hose.
Watch Need Cleaning?
"lO watch will keep correct time
unless it is overhauled and
cleaned occasionally. If your watch
hasn't been cleaned within a year or
two, it's a certainty that it needs at
tention. With expert workmen,
best material and all facilities for
fine watch work, we can promise
entire satisfaction with every watch
repaired here. We can loan you
a watch while yours is having cur
More Diamond Talk
1)ELIEVING the welfare of cur
customers directly concerns
the success of our Jewelry Depart
ment, prompts us to express to ycu
our opinion, gained through being in
close touch with the diamond mar
ket regarding the continued advance
in prices of diamonds. We as eth
ers in the past several years have
been somewhat skeptical of its sta
bility, but we have reached the con
clusion it is no joke. Condi
tions over which no American dealer
has any control have advanced the
price, hence if you contemplate pur
chasing diamonds buy them now, as
they will continue to advance. We
carry a complete assortment of sta
ple sizes from 1-4 to 1 1-2 K. in
mounted and loose stones, and the
McCabe guarantee back of every
graph company were forced to desert
their building:. At that hour the Talace
?nd Grand hotel, McCall building, had
l.een destroyed, and the Examiner. Ri
alto. and Southern Pacific buildings
Four Hundred Dencl IlrotiKht In.
Up to 11 o'clock 400 dead had been
brought to Mechanics pavilion and
others were coming in all the time.
Shocks continue at Intervals. A
P :U) and 10 o'clock there were heavy
shocks that did further damage and
brought increased panic.
municatkm with San Francisco was
cut at 10:10 when tho Postal Tele ! May, 31, 32, 31, 324
Chicago, April 18. Following are the
market quotations today:
May, 80. 81, 80'4. 81.
July. 79, 78, 7D.
September, 78', 78, 77, 77.
May, 47. 47. 40. 4G.
July, 4GV4. 4C4. 45, 46.
September, 4C, 46, 46, 40.
July, H0, 31',, 30.
September, 29. 30, 2
May, 10.20, 10.20, 10.17. 16.20.
July, 16.37, 16.37, 16.32, 16.35.
8.72. S.72. 8.70, 8.70.
S.S7. 8.87. S.S5. S.85.
September, S.97. 9.00, 8.95, 8.95.
May, 8.72. 8.75. 8.70, 8.72.
July, 8.85, S.S5. S.S2, 8.S5.
September, S.87, 8.90, S.S7. 8.87.
Receipts today Wheat t, corn 73,
oats 82, hogs 20,000, cattle 17,000,
Hog market opened weak to 5c low
er. Hogs left over 4,100. Light 6.45ff
6.72, mixed and butchers 6.50fi.77.
good heavy 6.30(3)6.77. rough heavy
Cattle market opened slow.
Sheep market opened 10c higher.
Hogs at Omaha 8,000. cattle 6.000.
Hogs at Kansas City 13,000, cattle 9,-
U. S. Yards, 8:40 a. m. Hog market
weak to 5c lower. Light 6.456.72,
and butchers 6.5o$(6.75, good
6.60(0 6.77, rough heavy 6.30Q
Cattle market steady. Beeves 4.00
(?iG.20, cows and heifers 1.60(ff4.75.
.stocktrs and feeders 2.80tfi4.75.
Sheep market strong to 10c higher.
Hog market closed 5c lower. Light
0.15& 6.70, mixed and butchers 6.50(?i
6.75, good heavy 6.30$J6.75, rough
heavy 6.30 06.50.
Cattle market closed steady.
Sheep market closed strong.
New York Stocks.
New York, April 18. Gas 91, U. P.
135V,. U. S. Steel preferred 108, U. S.
Steel common 42. Reading 134,
Rock Island preferred 65, Rock Is
O. & W. 50.
143, Missouri Pacific 9. Metropoli-
& N. 119. Smelters
60, Canadian Pacific
Central 173, Penna
C. & O. 5S',i. R. R. T.
111, Atchison 91.
Locomotive 68, Sugar 139. St. Paul
17C. Copper 111, Republic Steel
preferred 102, Republic Steel com
mon 30, Southern Ry. 39.
tan 115, L.
158, C. F. I.
111, Erie 44.
S6. IJ. & O.
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Today's Quotations on Provisions, Llvs
Stock, Feed and Fuel.
Rock Island, April 18. Following are
tue wholesale quotations In today'
Provisions and Produce,
Butter Dairy, 20c to 22c.
Lard 8c 10c.
Live Poultry Spring chickens, 25
to 33c apiece; hens, per lb. 10c to 11c;
ducks, per lb. 11c; turkeys, per lb .13n
to 15c. Geese, per pound. 11c.
Vegetables Potatoes, 60 to 70c.
Eggs Fresh, 13c to 15c.
Feed and Fuel.
Grain Corn, 47 to 50c; oats, 31 to
Forage Timothy hay, $12$13;
prairie, $9$12; clover, mixed $94J
$10; straw. $5G.
Wood Hard, per load, $5&.60.
Coal Lump, bushel, 18c; slack, par
bushel, 10 to 12c.
Sheep Yearlings or over, $3.00$6;
lambs, $4 $6.50.
Cattle Steers, $3.50 $5; cows ant
heifers, $2$4.50; calves $5$7.