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TO ENTER CITY
Mayor Will Draw Up Franchise
for Rock Island Southern
THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 5, 1914.
MEET WITH THE COUNCIL
Officials of the Company and Commis
sioners Talk Matter Over at
Mayor II. M. Schriver. city commis
sioners and officials of the Rock Island
Southern held a meeting ta the office
of Mayor Schriver this morning and
informally discussed the proposal of
th company to secure right of way
and franchise to enter this city.
The meeting resulted in a decision
that the mayor draw up a franchise
which he will present to the council
text Monday for the -approval of the
commissioners. The franchise will
give the company rights for convey
ing in electric cars, passengers, mail,
hacgage and express.
No Steam Power.
Freight will not be allowed to be
transported on the lines over the
streets of Rock Island and the fran
chise will bold the company to electric
motor cars only, privileges of drawing
car? over the line with steam power
lot to be granted.
After the company and council pass
upon the franchise as drawn up. and
provided that both agree to it. the
company will then have to secure the
consent of the majority of property
owners on the streets on which they
enter this city. The franchise will
l'kely be drawn up to be effective for
Signers Recall Names.
The Rock Island Southern, it will be
recalled, made several attempts in the
past to enter this city, but thus far
has been unsuccessful. About one
year ago the road had a majority of
owners on the proposed right of way
signed, but after the property owners
learned that the franchise presented
to the council for approval contained
privileges for steam power on the
read a great many withdrew their
i mobilizing. Belgium. Holland and?
hwitierland have mobilized. I
The German demand that the Hel!
gian government should permit the!
free parage of German troops!
"..uu uciKium was answered
hasty preparations to resist such
u.nce aero Belgian territory.
Sweden has made no answer to in
quiries from Russia and Germany re-'
garding her attitude, but is preparing!
to defend her neutrality.
Japan Ready to Act.
Japan is making ready to live up to
her alliance with Great Britain in'
case of certain eventualities. Spain is!
reported to be preparing a proclama-i
tion of .neutrality.
Austria Hungary for the moment1
has retired from her campaign against'
Servia for the purpose of holding back '
servia has mobilised with
reported intention of invadine
Takes Over Battleships. ;
The British admiralty officially an-'
r.ounces that the government has!
taken over the two battleships one
completed and the other nearly com-1
pie ted ordered in England by Turkey,
and two destroyers ordered by Chile. ,
The battleships have been renamed
the Krln and Agincourt. I
Work is being pushed on all British
vessels in the hands of builders and :
The house of commons voted $525.-1
uui'.uuu ior emergency purposes and
passed several bills in five
without a dissenting voice.
Viscount Morley of Blackburn did
.not attend yesterday's meeting of the
British cabinet council, and this was
taken as an indication that he had re
signed office as lord president of the
Martial Law Ordered.
A special Issue of the London Ga
zette last evening proclaims a sort of
martial law in the British Lsles.
The proclamation, which bears the
signature of King George, says:
"Whereas, the present state of pub
lic affairs in Europe is such as to con
stitute an imminent national danger,
we strictly command and enjoin our
subjects to obey and conform to all
I instructions and regulations which
j may be issued by us or by our ad
miralty and army council, or by anv
officer of our navy and army, or by
an other person acting in our behalf
for securing the objects aforesaid;
and not to hinder or obstruct but to
afford ail the assistance In their power
to any person acting in accordance
with such instructions la the execu
tion of any measures taken for se
curing those objects."
BRITAIN BUSY IN MOVES
ON LAND AND SEA
TWO SMALL BLAZES
ARE EASILY PUT OUT
The firemen responded to a call ai
5:20 this morning to the home of John
J. McNeil, 607 Sixth street. Some
paper in a beater stored in the attic
caught fire in some unaccountable
manner, filling the attic with smoke.
No damage resulted.
The fire laddies from Station No. 3
were called to the East End park at
Forty-second street and Ninth avenue I
at lOif'S this morning to extinguish a
C"n?iH'i-J from ra One.)
world had been waiting came before
the expiration of the time limit set
by Great Britain in her ultimatum to
Germany demanding a satisfactory re
ply oa the subject of Belgian neutral
ity. Germany's reply was the summary
rejection of the request that Belgian
neutrality should be respected.
State of War Exists.
The British ambassador at Berlin
thereupon received his passports and
the British government notified Ger
many that a state of war existed be
tween the to countries.
T::e British foreign office has isiued
th following statement:
"Owing to the summary rejection
ty the German government of the re
quest made by his Briuanic majesty's
government that the neutrality
Belgium should be re?peted, his ina
jf-sty's ambassador at Berlin has re-
f-ived his passports, and his majes-1 ances, pictures of the recent histor
ty's government has declared to the jcal head camp meeting of the Mod-
German government that
PICTURES WOODMEN CAMP
AND WAR AT THE EMPIRE
Manager E. T. Dolly, as a prelimin
ary to the formal opening of the Em
pire vaudeville season, is offering
some excellent feature pictures the
of j latter part of the present week.
Tomorrow and Friday, when there
will be afternoon and night perform-
state ofjern Woodmen order at Toledo, Ohio,
v. ar exists between Great Britain and j w m be presented. All the leaders
Germany from 11 o'clock p. m. Aug. 4." n the affair of the society, many of
The first statement given out was 'whom are known locally, will be seen
that Germany had declared war on 1 jn action on the screen, also likenesses
All Europe In Arms.
All Europe is now in arms. On the
one hand Austria-Hungary and Ger
n.ar.y are opposed by Russia, France
and Great Britain. Servia and
I'aiv has declared her neutrality, but
and visitors who went
The prize winning Rock Island for
ester team is also seen in motion.
1 Saturday and Sunday Mexican war pic-
Mon-itures ue lne Empire offering.
livery day new lots, new prices, bigger valuesan
The August Clearing Sale
The sale is moving forward with a swift pace clearing are further reduced to hurry their going. Departments are
summer stocks as it goes. Goods that are inclined to lag fast getting in order for the in-rush of fresh, new Fall goods
Right now you can buy good, highly desirable merchandise for very little money
At our Soda Fountain
only the best of fruits
and syrups are used. Xo
find a place here. The
ice cream is rich, pure
The straws which we serve
with drinks are put up In seal
ed envelopes and not exposed
to dust and flies, nor touched
by the fingers in serving. Our
sodas and sundaes are served
In fresh, clean individual paper
cups which are destroyed after
being once used. No dirty or
carelessly washed glasses are
served to our patrons.
Some day, health authorities
will recognize the value of
these precautions, and insist
on all soda fountains using pa
per cups and concealed straws.
Coats, suits and dresses
in the sliding price sale will be
A dollar cheaper tomorrow
Ther started off todav at $7.50. Tomorrow, thev
will be $6.50, Friday, $5!50 and finally $4.50 for Sat
urday. The garments are spring styles, some of
which came late in the season. The suits were priced
from $18.50 to $35, the coats from $15 to $25, and the
dresses from $18 to $27.95. The suits are just what
you will want for traveling, or for general wear, and
the coats will give excellent service during cool
August evenings, or in the early Fall. The dresses
are suitable for afternoon or street wear. r
Friday The price will
slide another dollar lower
Tomorrow you can buy any suit,
coat or dress m the collection for
SaturdayThe price hits A JZf
bottom. Any left go at 4TWV
Silks now have little prices
Silk poplin in a partly mercerized
navy, marine, Copenhagen, reseda,
tan, cardinal; 50c value, per yard..
Foulards will be popular for fall
wear: 24 in- wide; S5c quality, yard
Cheney Bros. 85c and $$1 shower-proof fou
lards; blues, greens, browns, wis- CtVn
H I taria. pinks, taupes; yard
Silk pongees in plain weaves and monotone
striped effects; for waists, dresse3 and suits;
launder beautifully; 36 inches wide; Q
$1 quality at, yard UOl
Jap tub silks for waists, dresses, pajamas
and shirts; 32 inches wide; come in white
with blue, pink, lavender, gray and JQf
tan stripes; $1 quality, yard 3J
Trinted Bilk crepes , Canton crepes, and
crepe de chines In many colors C- AQ
and designs; $2 qualities for JJj.t0
Tourist silks for automobile and traveling
purposes; very durable; navy, Copenhagen,
brown and gray; the $1.25 87tf
quality, yard Oil
Printed Canton crepes, crepe meteors. Fleur
do soie; come in navtes, tans, grays, greens
and other colors; $2.25 and
$2.50 qualities, yard
One small lot of silks consisting of messa-
lines, foulards, pongees, In values
up to $1 a yard
Beautiful, soft rich marquisettes In white,
pink, heliotrope, reseda, light gray, taupe,
navy, Copenhagen, Moon blue, light blue,
yellow old rose and brown. Because of
their soft, clinging drapery effects,, mar
quisettes are favored for evening' dresses;
42 Inches wide; $1.23 QQ
value at OOi
Draperies are being cleared out
White Swiss In assorted patterns; V6 inches
wide; always pretty for curtains; Q1!
launders beautifully; yard 7
Marquisettes and voiles In white, cream and
natural; pretty patterns and qual- OQ
lties; 35c qualities, yard f
Portieres in reps, tapestry, velours and ma
dras; green, red, brown, rose, blue and
mixed colorings; now priced:
98c kinds, pair 79
$2.95 to $3.25 kinds, pair S1.50
$3.00 to $5.50 kinds, pair S2..0
$5.00 to $10.75 kinds, pair S3.98
$6.50 to $12.95 kinds, pair S.j.9.1
Cretonnes suitable for hangings in bed
rooms, dining and living rooms; also popu
lar for covering porch furniture; all the
good colors and a wide range of patterns:
15c to 17c kinds, yard 10
18c to 25c kinds, yard
29c to 45c kinds, yard 25
One special lot of madras, nets, Yoileaand
figured denims: suitable for window and
door draperies; 45c and 50c
values, vard . .aiillx'
Drapery materials In both heavy and light
weight goods in green; brown, tan, rose, I U
blue- and red; values up to
Colored'jnadras and "sunfast" goods lin blue,
green, re and light colorings; Q$2f
values up o $2.25 at, yard , WC
Silk tapestfi'Ci. for upholstering purposes:
beautiful colors r $2.75 to J- QQ
$3.25 values, yard LmJO
White and colored swIss, cretonnes and
bordere dscrims; 30c values, OOVo
"Sunfast goods and colored scrims and
madrases; regular 45c and 50c
values during this sale at, yard..
Cube plna Pins in
different sizes and
sion; sharpen them
ASSIST AT MEET
Society Accepts Invitation to
Participate in Old Set
tlers' Annual Picnic.
Also for Salt Rheum, Acne,
Tetter, Psoriasis and
SHERRARD MINER HURT
WHEN WALL GIVES WAY
John Robertson, a miner employed
at Sherrard, was seriously Injured and
had a narrow escape from death when jty
a wall gave way near whfen ne was
working and his left foot was caught
; in the avalanche of falling rocks anil
i slate. Several bones were nronen ana
the foot was terribly crushed. He
will be unable to leave his bed for sev
REAR TRUCK ON CCACH
JUMPS RAIL AT DEPOT
j A local train on the Rock Island
I lines from Chicago pulled into the
j station at Thirty-first street last eve
I ning. going about 20 miles an hour,
when huddmly the rear truck of the
I baggage car left the track, tearing up
the station platform for a block before
I th heavy train could be stopped.
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"'"' mark. ;t U kiu troublra rbane KIiH. r.f ih. rn.rh
lywmT freen n n j n - mi '
that left the track he wouia nave
aurely been shaken off and perhaps
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All the news all the tim
The executive committee of the Rock
Island County Historical society held
a meeting this morning at the office
of Johi II. Hauberg in the Best build
ing at which time the invitation of the
Old Settlers association to participate
in the Old Settlers' reunion was ac
cepted. It was also decided to make
honorary members of the Historical
society ail old settlers born prior to
John Hauberg was made curator of
the relics of the society wuii auuiori-
to make additions to the collec
tion. Orrin S. Holt was appointed as
sistant to Mr. Hauberg and he will
have charge of all the curios to be
displayed at the Old Settlers' picnic.
John Hauberg and S. W. Searld
were named on a committee to assist
the old settlers in arranging the pro
gram for the outing.
BARGES OF SALT ARE
HERE FROM CHICAGO
Three of Morton's salt barges
passed through the canal at the Milan
locks last evening and docked in Dav
enport. The barges left Chicago a
week ago Monday. The one barge
wa towing the other two. The boats
contained a large cargo of salt to be
One Tan Pocketbook
containing money and
papers of value only
to owner. Return to
Totten Auto Co. and
The marriage of Miss Caroline Eg
gers of Davenport and Frank Ball
arine. son of Charles Ballarine of this
city was eolemlzed this morning at
S o'clock at St. Joseph church in Dav
enport, Rev. Father Schoenlg cele
brating nuptial mass. The bride was
attending by her sister. Miss Clarris
ta Eggers, and the groom was at
tended by John Mcnell of this tity.
The bride wore a gown of white silt
c repe lth trimmings of real lace, and
held a shower bouquet of white ro
pes. The maid of honor wore a drens
r.f vellow bilk, find carried yellow roues.
A wedding yreaKrast was serveu id u ,
parents, the rooms being decorated
yellow roses and fern. Mr. and Mrs.
Ballarine leave this evening for a
wedding trip to Chicago and will be
at home upon their return in this
city. Mr. Ballarine is connected with j
the Velie Motor company In Moline. j
The pure food and household econ
omics department of the Women's
club will meet tomorrow afternoon at j
3 o'clock at the home of Miss Minnie
Martin, 1034 Nineteenth street.
RHO LAMBDA CLUB.
Members of the Rho Lambda club
will hold the monthly meeting at
Campbell's island Thursday evening.
Supper will be served in the inn and
the evening spent at camp.
MERRY WORKERS GATHER.
The Merry Workers of the Central
Presbyterian church met last evening
with Miss Mildred Kerr, 411 Eighth
streeL After the business of the so
ciety there were gamea and contests
in which Miss Sylvia Koch and Miss
Myra Robbins wca prizes. A lunch of
three courses was served. The next
hostess will be Miss Ada Bauersfleld.
ALTAR SOCIETY SOCIAL.
Ladies of the Altar society of St.
Joseph's church announce an ice
cream social to be given on the lawn
at the home of J. T. Marron on Fourth
avenue next Wednesday afternoon and
SIMON & LAXDAUER
Corner Second and Harrison,
i. PAVENPORT. IOWA j
There's No Secret About This Sale
Funeral of Anton Hanimann.
The funeral of Anton Hansmann
was held at 2:30 this afternoon from
the home. 1020 Seventh avenue. Rev.
F. J. Rolf had charge of the services.
Burial was in Chlppiannock cemetery.
news all the time The
A wedding yea
Try It Once
For Constipation and all ail
ments where bowels need moving
THE WORLD'S GREAT
EST NATURAL CA
THARTIC 15c and 35c sizes.
Samples at your Druggist's
while they last.
Here are broken lots of suits, odd sizes and patterns; '
all new Yorkshire, Hart, Schaffner '& Marx clothes this spring. Rather than carry these
goods over, we've lowered the prices as an inducement for you to buy. There's a liberal
reduction, too; so liberal that your profit increases in leaps and bounds.
The Best Way Is to See These Benefits -
All fancy $ l 5 and $ 1 8 suits clearing now at $ 1 1
All fancy $20 to $25 suits clearing now at $16
All fancy $27.50 to $35 suits clearing now at $22
Palm Beach suits in
plain cream color, all
sizes in regular and
Mohair -Suits Reduced 20
$15.00' suits now $12.00
$18.00 suits now $11.40
$20.00 suits now IH.OO
$22.50 suits now 1 18.00
All white and striped serge trousers reduced 20
Clearance of Manhattan Shirts
$3.50 and $3.75
$5.00 shirts ..!3J
$6.50 shirts ..f4.4.'
$7.50 shirts . .$.13
Clearance of Panama Hats
$S.0 hats $5.45
$6.50 hats $4.45
$5.00 hats R9i
All other straws
i .d tew Look oa akin or blooa
home oi Uie brine sj