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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, mil.
BY THE COLLEGE
Amount Planned for Augustana
Jubilee Is Exceeded by
Montana minion district
Utah million district ...
20,000 ARE IDLE
Operators Say Adverse Legis
lation and No Demand Is
LOOSE ME, APRIL.
Loose me, April, set me free.
Soul and step, to comrade thee!
'Bid you maple's quivering fire
Touch the ash of old desire
Into leaping flames again,
luio leaping tiMifB ngniu, j
GREATER PART COLLECTED ! CourB,Eg tirou vein: ; WORKERS BLAME WEATHER
IjeaAn, With Minnesota
The Augustana Bulletin
Ioose me. Anrll T would SDeed
Subscription j Blithely where thy footsteps lead:
linage me Duueraies mm. pass.
Golden shuttles through the gTass;
I Race the ripples as they run,
; Lithe brown Arabs in the sun:
! Clamber where the dogwoods blow.
! Duncan McDonald, State Secretary ,
of Union, Comment on the
I Situation. i
Twinkling galaxies of enow;
will contain the names of the donors 'or, all breathless, unaware.
to the Jubilee fund in the New York; Pierce the moss-hung boudoir, where
conference, will soon be ready for dis-; 'auy, oy a leruy poo..
tributlon. The total amount raised
for the endowment fund in the east- j
cm conference is $18,205.37, which is
j Braids her tresses dusky-cool.
I Hilton R. Greer In April IJppin-
about two thousand
their apportionment. j
Figures for the total amount sub-j
scribed in the whole synod are now i
available. A quarter of a million dol- j
lars was the sum which was to have;nue'
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Kerler Rug, company, cleaners.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
For express, call Spencer & Trefz.
Springfield. IE.. March 29. More
than 20,000 Illinois miners are without
employment. The present situation Is
not unlike that during the Illinois
s rike. last summer, when 00,000 min
ers were without work and their fam
ilies, in many instances, actually suf
fered for want of the necessaries of
' :he most meagre existence.
Illinois miners are without work be-;
; cause mines of the state are partly or
: entirely closed and the miners are
j working only part of the time or not at
Fresh river fish at 1718 Third ave-, an oecause mere is iuue or uu ucuuu
West 1092 We deliver ! for coal. i ne aemana ior coai n
lars was was ,o nave ; , fcw nnusuall ht ttia nter be- j
been reached, but the figure sno . f.!raaee work: 1316 Third avenoe. ; cause the weather has been mild.
that that mark was exceeaeo. ry oer ... , . , ,
j Ail kinds of men s hats cleaned,
fr.5,000, the total amount subscrib-i bi&cked aad rer,aired at Blasche's.
ed being $285,459.27. MrB Austin's buckwheat flour
A greater part of the sum subscrib-, gives the real genuine, old time
ei for the endowment fund has been j flavor.
te l'ected. over $135,000 being in the .r. Auun a "OUI with them a profession, are beginning
gives tne real genuine, oia time ... , .
Easter Suits at $25 Coats SfaJ at $10
Some of the newest, prettiest of women's suits,
came our way so low priced, style and quality con
sidered, that we must tell you about them.
Keep in Mind the Price
$25.00 Then Read.
AllOPTIXG OTHER WOHK.
Unemployed miners daily are seek
ing and finding employment In other
lines of work. Men who have done
I nothing but work in coal mines all
their lives until their work has become
hands of Prof. Andrew Kempe, treas-
life anew and are serving apprentice
i shina ln other lines of work in order
T. Siemon wants your tin and ! thf f.miiic, t,h thniPiiM mav
Every garment is a reproduction of a $40.00 to
$50.00 model. Smart, plain tailored suits, clever em
bellished styles, with notch, shawl, novelty, envelope
or popular sailor collar, proper length coats, newest
style skirts, plain gored folds, a few pleats, panel
front or habit back.
The materials include French serge in the popular
shades also white serge and hairline stripes, diagon
als, homespuns, shepherd checks, and the cleverest
new ideas in men's wear fabrics.
Every suit is elegantly tailored and finely finish
edequal in every way to the highest priced tailoring.
urer of the college, at the
- ,iurnace wor; io.o-xoo rwna j not actually come to want.
there is about $100,000 more which nue. j The Industrious coal miner has been
has been collected, but which has not Mrs Austin's buckwheat flour j making an average daily wage of $3.50
as yet been turned over to the school KiveB tne reai genuine, old time j whf.n he worked full time. Because of
by some of the conferences. Accord-; davor. frequent and prolonged Interrals of
lng to those figures less than $50,000 ,- , lode No. 608 will irive a danc-! idleness forced nnon him. the average
of the Jubilee fund now remains ing party at odd FeloW8- Dau Thurs- yearly salary of a coal miner has been J
uncollected. ; day evening, March 2n. Admission ; J.Vmi. . Now he is able to earn pracUo- j
cosnx-s remembrame. j 05 cents a couple. ally nothing and no signs of relief are I
Illinois leads the several confer-1 in 8jgnt. 1
encea In the amount subscribed, hav-, , rTTCRe CTII I P fl M 1 1! I"? ! Desnite the fact that the recent "shut-1
lng $161,323.11 to lu credit. In add!-, down" is unusual, the changes in coal
lion to the amounts subscribed by the t Crtrremprtwimtei Tell of CrneltJes at mining conditions have come gradu
different conferences to the endow- Geneva Sciiool. 1 allv.
ment fund. Consul bkman ot swensn
letters are coming daily from differ-
I.OCAI. 51Tl'ATIO BAD.
For the last 10 years mining wages ;
'lalv rioeofLtieri ecmt rt hiiterl
- 'pnt narti rf thft Ktnre to P H. Wella !
or u.uuu crowns wnwe in mis coau-. ' have been steadilv increasing and the
;ry Consul Ekman made an effort to , who. as attorney for the family of numDer of davs a tfle year jn wnich
ijet some of the Swedish-Americans j Minnie Hobert, is pressing a thorough !the companv can use the men rapidly!
to return to their fatherland. When , investigation of alleged cruelties to ', decreasing. ' There is hardly a mine
Dr. Andreen was sohciting in one ofipirs at fhe Geneva trajning school. ; in the state which now is working a
the flouH.shing Swedish farming com- Two letters received bv the attorney ; full six day shift. The majority of i
munltles in Iowa he had some Pic-1 todav Bhed additional light on the 'them, that have not shut down com-!
tures taken of some of the homes manner ln whlcn lt lg charged giri3 j ,,ietey. are running onlv two or three !
which be sent to Consul Ekman, at haye been puni8hed bv the matrons .days a week. Bv putting on their j
the same time explaining to the Swed- of the schoo, Attorney Wells today j whole force these two or three davs'
ish ambassador why the Swed.sh , ?ddresKed iettPrB to Governor C. S. i the company can operate with less ex- i
Americans did not care to return to:. . Thomas O'Connor of Pe-, Dense than if it would cut down the i
ineir moiner country. me consul,
who was then on bis death bed. was
A Great Collection of other Suits at $10.00
to $19.50 Also $27.50 to $50.00
Remarkable coats too full length or top coat style.
made ot serge, men s wear fabrics, etc.. various but
ton effects, plain tailored, or little
effective touches of trimming, values
far above the price
New Silk Dresses and Gowns
of Great Beauty
Attractive models of plain and bordered foulards,
crepe de chenes, rajas, pongees, plain and striped
messalinea, fancy chiffons over Jap silks, louisinea,.
marquisettes, all white or with colored embroidery,
voile, lingerie and other dainty fabrics plendid for
the r. aster style she
ic, uugmcw aim vuiu uuuiy ilu iu vpieuulU or
: Easter style show rfc y -
unusual collection . j l
Children's Dresses $L95
Some of the best value we ever saw at
ey. Made oi gingnairrs, snepnerd cneck, hne lawn
with embroidery or lace, all ages,
take them while they
last at 17.. ,
SPECIAL. WHITE DRESSES for the various Eas
ter Services For small children Aip to 6 years
dainty white dresses at 9 l-OO. 91.25 and up.
For the ages up to 16 years beautiful white dresses
specially priced at $1.75, $2.25, $2.87 and up to $8.50
These Should be Purchased Now
Tnls store has become famous
for Its delicious cakes. Birthday
Cakes, Wedding Cakes, Fruit Cake,
Cakes for all occasions. Angel
Food, Spice, Gold, Sunshine. Mar
ble and Chocolate Cakes, Nut and
Layer Cakes of all kinds, ready
every day for your choosing
SPECIAL CAKES TO ORDER.
Any style, size or shape, fancy dec
orations for any occasion. You
run no risks, you make no mis
takes when ordering here.
WE ARE SHOWING THE CAL
ORIC FIRELESS COOKERS in a
variety of sizes, they sava fuel,
labor and discomfort, baUe, roast
or boil but never burn, $15 50
to 87 50
Extra large woven elm clothes
3 PLY BLACK RUBBER LAWN
HOSE In E0 ft- lengths with brass
COMBINATION LAWN and gar
den rakes made of heavy steel
GARDEN HOES steel blade with
lood, wood handle l
so Impressed with Dr. Andreen's ap
peal that be Instructed his wife to
glva 20,000 crowns to Augustana col
lege so as to further the work of the
Swedish Americans in this country.
oria, the latter a member of the board
of administration of state institutions,
calling upon them to Instruct Mrs.
Ophlia L. Amigh, superintendent of
the Geneva schools to desist In writ
ing "bluffing and bulldozing letters to
Minnie Hobert pending completion of
from it rorKRENCEj. !tne investigation."
The following is a list of the I
working, force and run every day in
The situation near Springfield is
said to be becoming deplorable. More
than 1,400 miners in and near the city
have been idle for the last three
weeks. Out of the 18 mines In Spring
field and vicinity only m are running
The mines which are running work on-
amounts subscribed by each confer-! DAVENPORT SCHOOL WINS ilv tw and three da-TB a wek and the
ence of the synod: j j wages which the miners who are for-
Illinois conference $151,923.11 jtK Eight Championship Is Awarded : tunate enough to have any work at
Minnesota conference 60,000.00 j
Iowa conference 40,000.00
New York conference
Kansas conference ...
Columbia conference .
by Knox Oollejce.
Official notice received today from
all get, is barely a living one.
Knox college, Galesburg. which hast of the 1.200 men who usually are
been supervising the big eight con-1 employed by the Springfield Mining
ference debates, that Davenport i company, only GOO are now at work
high school has been awarded tne and a number of these will be laid off
championship of the league.
"This is the cloth I've been looking for. What a won
derful suit this piece will make."
Many a man who picks up one of our beautiful spe
cial made fabrics and runs his hand over the soft fin.
ish, exclaims with delight
"This is what I have
been looking for."
Let us shape one of them to your figure and you will
realize as never before the contrast between tailor
made and ready-made clotting.
. F. DORN
1812 Second Avenue
if conditions do not improve within
the next few weeks, according to
a statement made by W. B. Jess, sec
retary of the company.
"We simply cannot compete with
the other mines," said Mr. Jess today.
"Our cost of production is greater
i than the mines in the lower part of
the statu and we cannot meet their
"Adverse legislation Is attributed as
one of the causes of the present con
ditions. We are compelled to furnish
safety appliances, wWch are not in
use in other states, and they can con
sequently produce their coal at a leas
I At the Illinois Collieries company,
! where 1,200 miners are employed, the
; men are working only two days in
jthe week with the piospect of another
I cut before many weeks,
j At the Jefferson Coal Mining com
pany, where 225 men are employed
j usually, only 200 men are at work now,
and these work only three days ln the
The officers of the company would
not discuss the causes of the present
conditions, but stated that there seem
ed to be no chance for any improve
ment for some time to come.
M'UOMAI.11 CIVES REASO.V.
Duncan McDonald, state secretary
of the United Mine Workers of Ameri
ca, differs with the officials of the
.company as to the cause of the pres
ent plump in the demand for Illinois
"Adverse legislation has nothing to j
;do wirh the coal situation," he said,:
"for the conditions exist in nearly ev-!
ery coal f! ed in the country and la !
due principally to economic condi- i
"Mines where the use of safety ap-
pliances is not compelled by the lawj
are selling no more coal than are tfcej
mines here, which refutes the argu-j
ment of the officials here. In fact !
there are very few regulations of the
coal mines by law In Illinois anrhow.
"One of the reasons which might'
be advanced to account for the trou-j
ble is the fact that the railroads all,
over the country now are mining their j
own coal, where they formerly were '
"The real reason for the Jack of de-i
mand is a question which will be hard j
to answer. Every miner and operator !
in this and other states is searching
for a solution to the problem, and a
solution must he found, for the pres
ent condition cannot continue."
Join the throngs ln our do
mestic section Thursday and
get your share of the
good things we offer
SCALLOPED SHELF OIL
CLOTH, yard 213
STANDARD TABLE OIL
CLOTH slightly imperfect,
per yard 10
MILL LENGTHS SIMP
SON'S famous dress prints,
FINE BLEACHED 10c Gem
muslin, per yard
EXTRA QUALITY fine brown
9c sheeting full S6 Inches
wide, per yard 6J
THURSDAY AT 2:30 HANDSOME
MESSALLINE WAISTS made In
the newest models, black and all
the new spring shades, $4 50 val
ues at S2 87
FRIDAY AT 2:30 handsome
petticoats of taffeta or messaline
in all the new shades made with
sectional flounces and with pleat
lngs $5 00 values at S2-87
THURSDAY AT 10 O'CLOCK half
dozen styles of women's night
gowns, lace or embroidery trim
med, $1.00 values, at 69
All Who Know These
Will Come Fast When They Read This.
and there's no doubt many will be on hand early, but a word
to those who do not yet know of the superior qualities and
great values cf the linens we sell.
THE M'CABE TABLE DAMASKS have a reputation foi
long wear all their own, for elegance of pattern, fineness cf tex
ture, evenness of thread and beauty of finish, they are un
rivaled. Now For 3 Days Thursday, Friday
and Saturday take off just 20c?o
from our latest markei down
self from the bottom of the b
best of all table linens, every
days until Saturday at 9:30 p,
prices, one-fifth, figure it off your-
ill, every yard, every inch of these
yard, take off a fifth for three
m. Come early for first choos-
Thls makes those bargain German
Cream bleach, unbleached or full
bleached 50c linens 40C
All the 75c damasks down
to, per yard )"
All the R2H
to per vard
and S5c linens down
All the immense line $1 00Qffc
linens down to Ol
Those at $1.25 and $1.45 down to
The $1.50 and $1.75 extra fine lin
ens dn to Sl.SO and $1.40
and those magnificent $2.00 yard
dcuble damasks to
only the yard 7X0"
How faet will you come? Three
dayr3, only, 20 per cent, one-fifth
Window Chamois, large slae.2T
Moth Ralls, lh
Sulphur Fumigating Candles. 3
Ijirge box Cedar Camphor . .IOC1"
Drug Sundry Specials
Absorbent Cotton, 2 packages
Peroxide of Hydrogen
50c Rubber Cloves 31)
75c keep clean Hair llrushes . fH
Pears unseen ted Soap 10 1
50c larire strand H.ireffe "T4
2.r.c Pearl Shirt WaiHt studs, 3 in
7.rc and 50c Rhinestone Hat Pins,
50c fitted Suedo Pelts, nil shades,
English tape, 10 yard roll, ail
All Day Thursday and
F rid at
SPECIAL HOUSE DRESSES AT
These are made of pretty striped,
checks, figure and plain colors In
attarctlve etyles. while thev lasts
J"t 32 OO
This Great Silk Sale is Full of
Striking Values in Newest srng Silks
We started this annual pre-Easter Silk Sale on Monday, a very disagreeable day it was, but
hundreds of ladies braved the wind and snow to get their share of the extraordinary values
they knew would be there, and the business surpassed that of many previous sales.
Now for Thursday's Selling and for the Balance of Week
Several splendid lots just received will be added to the long list of the
bargains on sale Monday'.
Ready at :30 Thursday and till sold, about 9000 yards
of silks, at a Saving of from 25 to40o.
about 2,200 yards
of new spring
fancy silks in
light, medium and dark checks,
fc tripes and plaids in taffetas,
lonisines and messalines AH
new spring styles and of a de
pendable quality 48c to 5Sc values,
a yard 2D
mostly stripes. Soft and lustrous.
tity of those
pretty 22 in h
satin foulards In staple and faiiry
designs in navy, Copenhagen,
reseda, rose, hello, brown, black
and white, eta, a yard 39c
another lot of
fancy col o r e d
exceptional quality- All the lead
ing spring shades for waists,
dresses, linings, etc , 76c values, a
the greaT-it val
ues or ttiis ex
3,000 yards of handsome warp
print taffetas and brocaded and
Jacu&rd mesealinos In neauriful
color combinations and choice
fiiiting and waisting styles and
pf terns. Nearly all $1.00 V ili:"S
in this lot, a yard 3S
40 pieces of 24
proof foulards in
pretty foulard printings and de
signs in navy. Copenhagen, reseda,
rose, brown, tan, wisteria, black.
white, etc. These are regular SCc
foulards and are tha mort desir
able of all spring silks, a yd
A SAVING OF 25c TO 60c on the
dallor on all stable black htiks
during this sale, Including taffeta,
peau de soies, peau de cy.tfes,
messalines, moires, satins, etc.,
HERE IS JUST ONE OF THE
BLACK SILK SPECIALS
Cheney Bros.' 24 Inch plain black
i-bower proof foulard uilk that Kells
for $1.00 the country over Thurs
day and for one
Dress to It ting Out
Your Good Points
Don't buy a hat because
Its Btrikln,; .o t a shop
where blyl a are known to
be corrtcL and to tii! luilll
ncr ulio known No vtonrm
can hope to be well drcMHfd
who will not F.eck ndvlee
from the highest authority
available. The milliner who
knows juKt the correct poise
of a bow the tii' of a f;;ither
or the artistic placing of a
flower is the one w hose Ideas
you should seek.
The overplump woman nkould
lu.v the cornet which gives her
a beautifully modeled statuesque
figure firmly nupporting the mus
cles of btjRt and abdomen reduc
ing the tucatureiin-nis aj u ch as
Your new KaHter gown or spring
suit will not be quite satisfactory
unless you have the correct cor
set and lt has beer, well shown
that tbe correct pjil spring
models are the rtf is make
We alfo mention t'.m! the Ipf
corsets for brides are the rnoht
exquisitely heauifn mod;? w
have ever f-hown. Spring brides
should ask to see the Regis hr
tades and the I-a' -srnille corsets.
REWARDS FOR ROAD MEN j'es,-erdar that intends to install ajbe given $10u each year, and that the
yBem of rewards for the men "wbo -section foreman wbo ha3 the I
I Ionises Offered by Rock IsUnd to i" 7 T i v .t a C ' u u K.v,u
rracfc Kmploye. I master ho keeps the roadbed under j Island system, and under each are a
The Rock Island system announced j his direction in the bsi condition will (score or so of section foremen.
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets invariably bring relief to wo
men suffering from chronic constipa
tion, headache, biliousness, dizziness
sallownegs of the skin and dyspepiia.
Bold by all druggists.