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TJrfB AKfctS, MONDAY, JAAUY 8, 1894.
TO PUSH PAVING.
Next Season's Work Informally
worth of Books, Sta
tionery, Wall Paper, Pic
ture Frames, Holiday Goods,
Toys, Games, Pocket Books,
Gold Pens, etc., to be sold at a
great sacrifice in order to ef
fect a speedy removal of our
stock by our customers. We
have determined on discount
ing our present low prices all
the way from 20 to 50 per cent.
Come and see us and be con
vinced. Our store is full of beautiful goods, selected
with great care, for this season's trade. No
liner stock can be found in the state suitable
for Christmas and New Year's gifts for young
or old, rich or poor, than can be obtained from
R. CRAMPTON & CO,
1725 Second Avenue, Rock Isand.
Original with us. Our il
lustration inadequate to tell
their worth. Ornamental
anywhere: artistic and sub
stantial. Your bedroom in
complete without one. If a
thing of beaut) is a joy for
ever, happy indeed arc they
who possess our dressers.
How about wearing quali
ties? Uncqualcd. Manu
factured from choice selec-
I ted hard woods, by skilled
artificers. No hurried, knocked-togcther-with-hammer-and-nails
work. They're honest. You'll say so when you cxam-
All-suiting prices. Knduring Furniture of all
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Mayor Med ill had an important
conference Saturday afternoon at his
office with the street and alley com
mittee of the city council, the prob
able extent anil nature of permanent
street improvements to lie put forth
the coming season being discussed.
The mayor and aldermanic commit
tee went over the Held thoroughly
and mapped out, as far as possible.
where paving is most needed, and
where extensions can be most advan
In the first place, tho work on
Twenty-third street, from Third to
rourlh and from if tb to Seventh,
will Im put through as soon as pos
sible after the opening of the ea-on.
This undertaking has passed, all the
legal formalities and tho assessment
made, and it only remains to let the
contract and commence the work.
The paving extension up Twentieth
street hill, which is now in the hands
of the contractors, and at which only
a niu" was mane at commencing
operations last fall, will also receive
attention, and the city will ascertain
if extensive property holders can
continue to hinder the progress of
improvements winch look so much
to public welfare.
In the way of new street improve.
moms, me committee decided to
recommend the paving of Seven-
teenin irom rourin 10 initi ave
nue, of Nineteenth from Fourth to
Seventh avenue, of Fifteenth and
Sixteenth between Third and Fourth
avenues. In the way of boulevards
it will be recommended that Fifth
avenue from Seventeenth to Twenty
mini oe paved, ami Mxth avenue
from Seventeenth to Nineteenth be
likewise improved. These exten
sions will connect up in pretty good
shape ail me principal paving now
down, while as reaching out and en
couragmg and inviting travel from
the country, as well as making
a connecting link in a pleasure drive
into ine siitiiris, iwcuih street is
to Ik.- paved from Second avenue to
tho city limits. This latter proposi
tion is'to be left until the last, but
it is the intention of the mayor and
committee to heartily recommend
its adoption, and the putting of it
through In-fore the end of the season.
Total ('ml to tho Cliy.
The work outlined to he done the
coming year fuvolvcs an expense to
the city of about flJ.OW for inter
sections, as a 2 real deal can lie done
in the way of "connecting up"' with
out costing the city a cent, although
a xrtion of this saving is outbalanc
ed by the expense that will come fur
the long strip along the city property
on Seventeenth street, known as Hat
iron square, and where the central
engine hnnse is now located.
It is also planed to pave all alley
thrniigli the hhsincss ttortion of the
ritv, which can be done for the ni
part without putting tho city to any
The improvements arc all in the
line of progress, and much needed.
and it is hoped all will be carried out
to the letter.
.W. S. HOLBROOK'S,
lO'.l, lor, 10? K. Second etrwt, DAVENPO:iT, I A.
Rock Island Buggy Go,
Buggies, Spring and
Pay you to
Call and get our
Low prices before iy.niJ
Ftart M4 VqccmI svcmm
BaUU to WSIlUllT aoUcJUd.
A lireat Treat.
The Arions closed a brilliant sea'
son the most brilliant in their his
tory at the Henrietta last evening.
As usual the capacity of the house
was tested by the fine audience pres
ent. The three foreign artists were
each greeted with long, contined ap
nlause. and encore after encore was
demanded. Suffice it to sav in brie
that each artist proved to be all that
was represented; that Ostlierg is
thorough mistress of her art. Like
the true artist. Mmc. Ostberg ar
ranged her numbers so that the in
terest and applause grew with sue
ccssivc apiwarance. The great
prima donna was a signal triumph
She is magnetic, versatile and more
dramatic than Nordics. Her sin
inr of the Swedish folk and national
song's took the house by storm, but
her grand aria from H.a Ciaconda
was the rem of the evening. Col
umhus (.,) Dispatch.
lou can hear Mmc. Ustberg t.
Harper's theatre at half the usual
urice on Friday cveniuir. The Lec
ture association will surely have
their customary crowded house with
such a grand attraction as the Blum
eniicrg Concert company.
THE LATE MRS. GRAHAM.
Tfce tiaiimn aVcctaive Wtaofc ap m
erica la Bock la'aa. J
The overflow meeting held at the
Central Presbyterian church last
evening was well attended, and Dr.
Tracy delivered one ot his charac
teristic lectures. At 8 o'clock exer
cises in the theatre were opened un
der the supervision of Dr. C. E. Tay
lor. The choir rendered several
hymns, and Prof. Griffith sang a solo.
A male quartet, composed of J. F.
Robinson. L. C. Dougherty, S. S.
Dodge and J. A. Johnson, rendered
some very nice vocal selections.
The scripture lesson was read by
uev. li. u. Marshall, ana prayer was
offered by Bcv. W. C Smith. Dr.
Traev then came forward and gave a
short talk to the largest audience
that has as yet greeted, him. His
talk was on the license system, and
the idea that he had in mind was
that "one is no better than that to
which he consents,'" meaning that
le who favored licensing the sa
loons were no Letter than those who
sold the liquor. His illustrated ser
mon on I he "footsteps oi Jesus,"
was then delivered, and the stereop
licon views were beautiful.
Dr. Tracy's meetings will be closed
tonight by Prof. Graham, who will
present stercopticon views of the
White City." Dr. Tracy is in Chi
cago today, and will not speak until
tomorrow evening, wben he will de
liver an illustrated lecture on the
Slums of New York." The lecture
tomorrow evening is not one of the
series, but will bo delivered for the
benefit of the Ministerial association.
the proceeds to be used for hall rent.
This is tho first time that a lecture
has ever been given for the benelit of
the Ministerial association in Kock
Island. The prices of admission will
be 25 cents in the parquet and 15
cents in the balcony, and the address
promises to be highly interesting.
and will be accompanied by about
1W0 stercopticon illustrations.
Fruit of Dr. Tracy's Labor.
Dr. Tracy's lectures have made
something of an impression through
out the citv, as mav be seen In the
number of pledge signers there are.
About 1.3IKJ is the nearest estimate
of those who pledged themselves to
total abstinence llirouirh his in
One of Dr. Tracv's ideas was car
ried into effect Saturday, when a
young ladies' society was organized,
the members of which gave a solemn
pledge not to keep company with or
wed a young man who is addicted to
he use of tobacco or lniuur in any
Ban From HI lce
A case of a man running awav
from his office has just come to the
attention of the county attorney
across the river. The parlv vitally
interested is Alfred Allen,
Allen's Grove . township. who
was elected assessor ot ricus
ant valley township some time
ago. to serve for the years $'J'A
ami '94. At that time Mr. Allen re
sided in Pleasant Valley, but last fall
he removed into Allen's Grove town
ship, and voted in that township at
the general olectioii. Now he desires
to act as assessor of Princeton town
ship during the remaining year of
his term of oincc, iiut the county
attorney feels compelled 1o inform
him Uiat he cannot do so. By re
moval to another township he lost
his citizenship in Princeton, and al
though his citizenship might be re
sumed by his again making his resi
dence there, the countv attorney
holds that by his removal the oCice
was vacated, and the oflicial position
cannot be resumed. A successor to
Mr. Allen will have to lie elected, and
he cannot lc elected his own succes
sor without re-qualifyivg by resum
ing his residence in the township.
The Death at Kocfcfjra of a Lair Wall
Baowa la Back lalaari.
The Rockford Republican has the
following detailed announcement of
the death there of Mrs. Freeman
Graham, heretofore referred to in
Mrs. Julia Graham, wife of Hon.
rreeman ttraham, died at 3:0o a. m.
Monuav, alter a sickness of nearly a
year's duration. Last June she fell
nd fractured her hip, and while it
was then considered doubtful, owing
to her advanced age, if she could re
cover, her splendid constitution cave
promise of enabling her to do so, but
while convalescing from that acci
dent she was taken with the grippe.
This was a couple of months ago, and
from that time she failed quite rap
idly, iter death, while expected.
was a severe blow to the family and
Mrs. tirahanrs maiden name was
ilia Driggs. and she was born in
Brakbamstead, Litchfield countv.
Conn., Oct. 2, 1814. She and Mr.
tiraham were united in marriage
May IS. 1832, and in 1851 came west.
living first in Chicago, then at Bc-
loit, and two years later removing to
Koekford. Seven children were born
to them. lhe survivors are
Byron, Freeman, Jr., Julius and
David, all well known and prominent
citizens of Rqpkford. and Julia, wife
of Henrv Warner, of Kock Island.
The deceased was a kind hearted
woman, esteemed by al! who knew
her. She possessed a rare mental
poise, which enabled her to move
serenely through life, and add to the
happiness of those around her.
lhe funeral took place lbursday
afternoon at zo clock from the house.
905 South Main street. The service
was conducted by Dean Peabody, of I
the Episcopal church, which the dc-
ceased always attended. The four
sons, and the two grandsons, Harry
and Hubert, acted as pall bearers.
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Weeding Them Out
Offer on Monday, this week, and while they last, 100 Ladies' Jack
ets and Newmarkets at $1.75 a piece.
' Sixty Misses' and Children's Jackets and Grctchensat $1.50eachl
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Listen to our tale. Ladies garments at
fl.75. Misses' and Children's at (1.50. How long will they last at
these absurd prices? First come, get first choice. Sale begins
promptly at 8:30 on Monday a. m. Some of these garments have
been 95,$6. $8 and $10. Some carried over from last stason were
$12, $15 and $10. now $1.50 and $1.75 takes the best.
A lot of the latest tight waist, wide sweep Skirt Coats marked
down to $8.72 for this week's sale. The latest new Capes, fur trim
med, up to last Saturday were $7.50 and $9, when the door opens
Monday morning they will be $5. The great drive in Wide Sweep
Coats, were $19 down to $15. The door opened on them Monday
a. m. at $12.50.
Clear Them Out.
Soiled white Bed Blankets, the year's accumulation, were $3,
were $4, were $4.50, were $5. On Monday, anil while they last, $2
will buy the pick. Kemcmbcr they arc mused, tumbled by hand
ling, soiled, but $5 for two, $4.50 for two. $4 for $2 pays you to
carry them away. One case gray Bed Blankets, 53c a pair. One
case splendid gray Bed Blankets, the $1.50 kind, grab them, 97c a
pair for one or 10 pairs. Some $3 extra quality gray Blankets, the
pile is too high, down they go to $2.25. Twenty-two pairs all
wool, scarlet Blankets to clean out at $2 a pair.
To close out the Bed Comforts, we will sell five bales (60) good
Comforts at 25c each, not more than two to any one customer.
To st ir up the Underwear we will sell this week a lot of Ladies'
ribbed Vests and Pants at 5c a piece. Prices on all lines of Under
wear greatly reduced, to move them off lively.
It pays to trade at
Henry Hotchkiss was brought
down from Moline today, and lodged
in the county jail for 90 days, as a
William Trittlc, of South Uock
Island, was brought into Kock Island
last evening in the patrol wagon,
suffering with mental derangement.
He will have a hearing today, proba
bly. This is a sad case, as he has al
ready been discharged from Jack
sonville as cured twice.
One day last week Bonnie Carter
and Frank Brainard. two lads, whose
ages range from 16 to 18 vears, from
Aicdo: came to Uock Island, having
driven to the city with a team, which
belonged to Carter's brother, who
runs a livery barn in Alcde, and put
the team up al Staasscn s livery sta
ble, lhe two young bovs then pro
ceeded to Davenport, and have been
there ever since, lestcrdav in was
learned that Brainard had made a
bargain with Carters brother to
have Bonnie drive him to Rock Isl
and, stay a couple of davs, and drive
him back out to Alcdo. he, of course.
to stand all the expenses. Now,
Brainard has no money left, and has
decided that he don't care to go back
to Aledo anvhow, and consequently
the foolish brothers are now looking
1720, 1722. 1724 and 1726 Second ave.
We give away a book for the children
with every $2 purchase.
Men's cork sole shoes worth $7, going at
Men's patent leather shoes, worth $5, going at.
Men's slippers, worth $3 and $3.51, going at..
Men's slippers, worth $2.75, going at
Men's slippers, worth $2.50. going at
Men's slippers, worth $2, going at
Men's slippers, worth $1.75, going at
Men's slippers, worth $1.50. going at
Men's slippers, worth $1.25, going at
Men's slippers, worth 75 cents, going at
Boys' water proof shoes worth $2.50 going at ..
Misses' high cut shoes, worth $2.50, going at..
Misses' high cut shoes, worth $2.25, going at. .
Misses' high cut shoes, worth $2. going at
Misses high cut shoes, worth $1.75, going at.. .
Misses' high cut shoes, worth $1.5 J, going at..
The Coming Concert.
The Lecture association announces
an extra entertainment next rridny
night the Blunicnbcrg Concert com
pany. Mr. Bltimenberg, the grcatert
American violoncellist; Mine Ost-
lerg. whom his majesty. King Oscar
II, savs, "is the greatest and most
versatile singer that Sweden has yet
produced;" Mmc Lucia Palieot, pe
dala pianist, who played at the Au
ditorium during the World's fair;
Mr. Henderson, lyric tenor, and (J.
O. Klmore. accompanist. Reserving
of seats will take place at the Y. M.
C. A. hall at 7:30 p. m. Tuesday.
Checks will Ikj given out by. lot, as
at last reserve. Each person may
reserve not more than ten scats.
Holders of season tickets can secure
seats at 35 cents. The price to oth
ers is 50 and 75 cents. These prices
are not more than one-half usually
charged. by this company, but on ac
count of an oen date, the associa
tion secured this company at half its
usual fee, hence these prices.
Special AfMmwtuli Due.
The following payments on special
assessments are now due, and after
March 1, will be delinquent, from
which da'e, costs will be added:
T..trJ fnta'Inicn , on Fourth and Fif h avenue
wurran' No S'M.
Third In a lir.cnt, Third avenne and Sii.eU-cmb
'ri-l. wurrant No. M4. I
rourtn irtUll oent, on Twentieth etrrc-t, war
Fonr u installment. Second avenue, warrant
s-jmnd Ins'aMment, ronrth avenue, warrant
tecond li B ailment, Eighteenth ctreet, warrant
All tnstallm?n's, Foirtccnth av nne, war ant
All Installment , Sixteenth air e', warrant Ni.
All installment, t cvenin ward s;wcr, warrant
All tntallmcn, fewer TinletBt ', strcct,Ninth
Tenth avenue, warrant No. t15.
Finland 8 c n.d in-t ill aents, Sv n'eenth.
iietoenth mod Iwentv-th rd street, warrant I
L. M. BcFOim, City Collector,
Peoples National Bank.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
CENTRAL STORE, 1818 Second Avenue
DtoaUttoo Not tee.
The firm of Pfaff Bros., conductin
a saloon and plastering business
have this day by mutual consent dis
xdvod partnership. Charles Plaff
will continue the plastering business
and Peter P. Pfaff will run the sa
loon, and each will collect and pay
all debts in his respective business.
Petkk P. PrArr,
Rock Island. Jan. 6. 1891.
Taxes are now due and payaldc at
county treasurer's ofliea, court house
building. Bring last ycar'a tax re
ceipt. Edward Baiters feld.
R. C. Clarke, Deputy. Collector.
Highest cash price paid for grease
and dead hogs at the Farrell Fertiliz
ing and Rendering works.
C E. Wivux.
Rock Island camp, 2!), M. W. A.,
held its annual installation of officers
Saturday evening, resulting in the
following being inducted into office:
V. C P. S. Wilchcr.
W. A.-J. F. Cramer.
Banker C. E. Hodgson.
Clerk Spencer Maltisou.
F. Henry Lamp.
W. V. N. Nichols.
S. (Jeorge Haymaker.
M. J. E- I.arkin.
Delegate M. E. Sweeney.
Tho Weather rotweas.
Fair, weather, colder; winds north
westerly. F. J. Wau, Observer.
Many thing which are advertised
possess no value: but who wonld say
that it. nun s uougb Syrup pos-
seses no merit? It is the standard
remedy of our aze.
Civil service Kxamtnatlnn.
A complete examination under the
rules of the United States civil ser
vice commission of the applicants
for the grades of carriers ami clerks
in the classified postal service, at he
the postoflice in the citv of Kock Isl
and, III., will 1m: held on Saturday,
February 10, 18111, commencing at 9
o clock a m. Applications lor the
examination must be made on blanks
prescribed by the United States civil
Such blanks can be obtained at the
postoflice from the secretary. Appli
cations will not be accepted unless I
tiled before the hour of closing busi
ness on January 22, 1891.
D. F, Kuell,
Scc'v Board of Examiners.
A Lot of Holiday Goods.
And we have a shipment of Fancy Rockers
that came in late yesterday. This stock con
All fresh stvlish merchandise. IW-rinning THURSDAY MORN
IN;, DECEMBER 2. and until JANUARY 1, I will make a
2 Per Cent Disc aunt.
and in some cases more to close out the stock. Come and sec for
yourselves what this means.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,,
la III New shop.
AIU. C I bvans toilay moved his
barber shop into his new block on
Fourth avenue near Twenty-second
street. The shop is fitted up in the
most metroitolitan style, the wood
work having been put in by the Var
iety Wood works, ami is finished
the most striking manner, and is 1
highly creditable to this flourishing I
branch of local industry. The fixtures.
chairs, etc.. all new, bathrooms have
been provided for, and Mr. Evans Is
now prepared to meet his friends in
his new and modern home.
C. F. DEWEND, Manager.
1809-1811 Second Arena,
Upholstering done to order. After Jan. 1, our store closes at
6:30 except Saturday. Telephone No. 1206.
Thin and impure blood is made
rich and healthful by taking Hood's
Sarsaparilla. It braces np the nerves
and gives renewed strength.
LIH8S3T OIL, WHITE LEAD, ETC
1610 Third Atomm.