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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY. JUKE 27. 1894.
There's stnsible economy
t,mds at The Big Store. Goods aud nrlrfc ?i-i
social sale on Granite, Iron,
all this week.
Hrackct, Lump. Chimney aud
ldirnvr complete for 25c.
Mason Fruit Jars.
Pints 55c a dozen.
tiiiart GOc a dozen.
One-half gallon,. 75c a dozen.
M'icn Jar Rubbers. 3c a doi n.
ur.inlts Iron Wah Itn-
no No. 'Jl. We; So. M
ilrtattp Iron Pwwnlm
Ktl. -t, 16c; 4 ut.
I"-; iv pt, ie; a pt. :11c .
iirantte Inm Miir Pars
.: !!, I.m ; 4-pt, IX ; r. pi,
i'r; S-nt. ::.
ir:Lniti Imn Shallow
t w run. IV and
i.r.nlt. tr.tn t'uddlni!
Vi. not, Uc; 4-pt. lie;
4 l . lc.
itraiiitx Irtn Cnn. 9c to
Krntilta lrn PUh Pin.
i !.; l"qt, ; Hut.
iranite Iron Tea Pot.
! nt, ; -pt, HH-'i Id,
The prices we quote here
increasing every day. Selling
ro.MI'LF.TF. yr y
enables us to give you goods at retail at less than whole
The Greatest Bargain Givers.
Comfort for Hot Weather
By purchasing your SHOES of ADAMS.
Gentlemen's Tan Shoes
Ladies Low Shoes in Tans and Blacks.
Try our "Razor" and Narrow Square Tip
Oxfords in Tans and Blacks. Very latest
styles, and comfort assured. Try us for
your next SHOES.
Corner Eighteenth St
A fine line of Mouldings
Has just arrived.
Adams Wall Paper Company,
310, 312 and 314 Twentieth street.
Biggaat Store Blggeit stock in
in buvinrr vnnr limiM
I - V- ailll,
and all Kitchen Utensils
All Dotted Swiss Muslin Dress
Goods in cast window, at Sc per
yard as long as they last.
Complete line of Banquet.
Hanging and Stand Lamps.
Hammocks, 58c up.
Great markdown in Lace Cur
tains. Ladies' and Gents1 Summer
Solid Steel Garden Hoes, 15c.
Vase Ball Eats, etc.
Large size Japanese Doll. lOc.
Cream Toilet Soap, 17c a box.
Silk Belts with Silver Buckles.
Granite Iron Tea Kettle.
No. 9. 8Sc.
tell you why our trade is
and buying for spot cash
1725 Second Avenue.
and Second Ay.
the three cities.
Rock Island Turners Happily
WON H0IT0E AT SPRINGFIELD.
Carorted From the Depot by a llaud of
Miulc and Banqueted at Turner Hall
The Prize Winners.
The Rock Island Turners returned
last evening from Springfield, where
tticy attended the 13th biennial test of
the" Central Turnbczirk. Bleucr's
hand met the Turners at the H. I. &
P. depot and escorted them to Tur
ner hall, where a banquet had been
prepared for them. The Rock Island
delegation was especially lucky at
pringnein. carrying-on seven prizes.
The ladies' class was awarded third,
and the gents' class fifth prize in
class turning. (Jus Lohse and Fred
Prohl took lirst prize in wrestling.
Mr. tahsc also took third prize in
the first group of individual turning
and second prize in the second group.
Mr. Prohl took a prize in individual
Who Composed Them.
The classes were composed of the
Va'pic Ohlwellcr, Tommy Clausen,
Lsla Mitach. lli riliB Ma wairi.
Kniina Maiwilil. (.lutie llenrichsen.
l.ula Ilenrithften, Variha Honritbscu,
Margaret HienHsaiun, Mary Wulft,
Henree Ol on I)r nictlc.
Max HelMt-iisUill, V Weiceuliuhler,
R llnmmertrh, ltl Lflo,
I.nni Winter, W liuriels,
The ladies appeared in bloomer
costume, anil the gents in regulation
IMvrnjJrert Tarnpra Win Ulory. Too.
The 3-days' feast of the I'pper Mis
sissippi Turnbczirk closed yesterdav
at Cljnton, leaving Davenpcirt Turn
ers winners of a majority of the
prizes. Turlington, Des" Moines,
Waterloo and Clinton secured part of
I'aftned on VantlrutTa
and Ills 11-
All one wants to do in order to
spend an exceedingly pleasant after
noon is to visit VandrufTs and Pijr
islands and call on anv or all of tut'
oiiierent campers. J he camping
season has once more broken forth in
all its 'glory, and people are begin-
in;: to hntl some sliatl.v spot where
they may spend a week or so away
iroin the care 01 ortunarr routine.
Yesterday afternoon an Alters rep
resentative visited both the islands
and was received in a most hospita.
C:imp Liberty is the familiar and
plrasant resort of Capt. J. M. Beards
ley and family. The camp was
readied at about 4: JO and a pleasant
chat was had with Mr. llearusley
Besides Capt. and Mrs. Beardsley,
Mr. and Mrs. (J. E. Bailey, Mr. and
Mrs. 1). B. Shaw. Marvin and C. L.
Bennlsley and Die Hanson occuyv
quarters in Camp Liberty. Kight
here it must be said that Ule Hanson
is noted in that locality far being the
greatest fisherman that ever put foot
onatidriins island. He has come
honestly by this title, for it is a very
cold day that Ole doesn't land from
22 to ;m bass.
Bidding adieu to the inhabitants
of Camp Lilicrty, Camp Oklahoma
was visited. Everybody knows good
natured and jovial Dick Colenierc,
and t'uey also know that he is one of
the liiiest fellows in the land. On
June 7. Dick, accompanied by his
wife and daughters, the Misses Ella
and Katie Colenierc, and Peter Mel
grem. went into camp on VnndrulT's
islam!, having lirst secured the pri
vilege of the whole isliind. Oklahoma
is the supply camp of Vand ruff's. 'and
genia! Dick is the proprietor. Knot
beer, soda water, ice cream, cigars
and minnows can be secured at all
times. Besides this. Dick rents space
on tin- island to campers at reason
able rates. After a jovial chat and
refreshments with Dick and his in
teresting family, the representative
s: rolled over to" Big island, and after
a 5-ininiitc walk from the street car
line. livc in sight of Camp Sunrise.
Camp Sunrise is situated directly
across from the Tower and in the
midst of a thicket. It is one of those
pretty spots where nature has shown
its generosity and which man appre
ciates. L'udor the widespreading
branches of a gigantic locust tree,
CainpSiinrisc is pitched, aud a jollier
or more hospitable set of campers it
would indeed be hard to find. 9
The party is chaperoned by Mr.
and Mrs. Frank N. Horn and Mrs. (i.
P. Kiigg, aud consists also of the
Misse Clara and Tillie llass, Agnes
and Anna Bixby. Grace Jocb, Carrie
Kemhlo and Lizv.ie Carse, and Carl
HeJlpenstcll. F. W. Bahusen, Charles
Lippineotl, M. A. Steele, E. Brooch
man. John Wilbur and G. H. Kcrives.
the latter of Baltimore.
Comfort In Cool Shade.
Imagine, if you can, 17 or 18
young folks, whose object is to have
an excellent time away from the heat
anil drag of the city, and then form
an idea of what degree of success the
inmates of Camp Sunrise are meeting
with. Mcssdamcs Horn and Kugg
display their culinary talents in a
manner highly gratifying to the al
ways hungry campers, while the
other lady members of the camp
well, they just work, that's all.
.John G. Lutton, of Lc Rov, N. Y.,
a prominent grocer and G. A. R.
man, says: "I nave been troubled
with indigestion and biliousness for
years. J rieu rarks' tea and it has
cured inc. I recommend it to every
body." bold oy uartz & UHemeyer.
A SENSIBLE VIEW.
What the Street Car Company Ilaa Done
for the Community.
The Davenport Democrat has come
around to the sensible view as re
gards the relations of the Davenport
as iiock isianu street Railway to this
community,' endorsing now the stand
maintained by The Akgcs through
out all the coiupany's nps and downs
in the throe cities, and for which
reason this papnr has upheld the
company in its struggles to perfect
ami pruviue a ursi-ciass system SUCH
as wc now enjoy. To a paper that
proffered its friendly aid to an insti
tution wnen mends were needed, it
is gratifying to observe the tendency
of the press in general to place
its sanction upon the company.
indicating that what has been
said in behalf of the company in the
past has been fully verified by the
events that have since come to pass.
The Democrat's article, which ap
pears on its editorial page, is ap
pended in full:
The Davenport & Uock Island
Street Railway company for tho past
five years has been before the public
almost constantly. Its affairs have
been discussed in the city council
and on the street. It has put down
tracks and it has taken them up. It
has had troubles of its own and also
some that have been made for it by
Taking both sides of the account
into consideration, the Democrat is
of the opinion, and it thinks the peo
ple are generally of the same opinion,
that Davenport is under an everlast
ing debt of gratitude the men who
own and manage the street car sys
tem here and in the cities of Koek
Island and Moline. This trinity of
cities has never before enjoyed such
a complete service as is furnished at
the present time. It has come so
gradually that one fails to realize it
who has not traveled over the differ
ent lines and all of them. The cap
ital invested runs above the million
dollar mark, and the number of men
on the pay roll equals that of a large
Compare th streets of Davenport,
Bock Island and Moline now with
their condition when the electric
cars were lirst operated. The change
that has been made in the way of
street paving has quickened "im
provements on ull sides. In place of
ruts and holes, over which it was im
possible to haul large loads or to
drive with pleasure, there are now
miles upon miles of th best roadbed
in the west. Has it occurred to any
body that the street car company "is
resjxinsible for this to a greater de
gree than are the city canncils or the
people? Can it be doubted that if
the street car syndicate had not been
ready to put down the money, that
this improvement in great part would
not have materialized for years? It
is now possible to drive from one end
of DavenjKirt to the other, and from
the river to Central park on solid
brick. On the other side of the river
the paving extends from East Moline
to Koek Island. There are some
blocks of street here and across the
river where the electric cars do not
ruu which are bricked, but the aggre
gate of such streets is small com
pared with those covered bystreet
ear tracts, in other words, street
car paving has followed the electric
ears, and while projerty owners have
been called upon to meet assessments
against abutting property, the cost
has been divided among" hundreds.
It has come out of the street car com
pany in a lump, and tho amount is
something enormous, being no less
Worth Thinking Atiout.
Take another view of the benefits
Count the new houses that are coin"'
up, and it will be found that most of
them arc within easy reach of the
electric tracks. No part of Daven
port is growing so rapidly as that 111
the vicinity of the Grand avenue
school house. Without the extension
of the street car tracks to that part
of town, the improvement there
could not have been so great. The
same favorable coninirut might be
made in other directions.
The Democrat has called attention
to this phase of the street car ques
tion because it is worth thinking
about. This city, and the cities
across the river, owe more to the
street car company than can bo paid
by any patronaye extended. The
men who have pnt dowu their mon
ey, and who will pay out thousands
of dollars more of it this year, have
benefited this city beyond estimate.
Not for years can Htcy hope to real
ize the returns that have already
come to citizens and property hold
ers. A Surprise Party.
A pleasant surprise party was giv
en on Master Elmer Oberg at his home
on Ninth street and Third avenue
Monday night. The following little
M-uil Br.idley. Sulma OWl',
Minnie Camion, Nure tf cue.
Blanche benders, Hvrtbk Ulilwcilcr,
hmily Lamlwri, Hulle Umdlry.
Annie Lambert, Annie unrp.
Nellie lonnKren, Jennie Hadi-nton,
l'iiline Ohlweller. oal,ieOoer'.
Kowoe Braiiley, Elmer Oberp.
John"". t'larke Swam-on,
Kalph S,, ide.i, nUgh Keukcer.
Owiir Obenr, Clnrence Oojrno,
t reoee ftwansoo. Walter berg,
Wil ie oadoreon.
Generally fair today, probable local
thunderstorms in late afternoon or
tonight, and warmer; thunder show
ers Thursday, clearing Thursday
evening; brisk southerly winds.
Mrs. W. J. Fahey, of Le Koy, N.
Y-, says: "Have tried 60 cough
cures. Parks' Cough Syrup is the
only one that helped me. I know it
is the best cough rcmody." Sold by
Uartz & Ullemeyer.
STILL IN SESSION.
The Teachers Inst I tale at the Rock Island
In the arithmetic exercises in the
county institute yesterday morning.
Mr. Krohn carefully developed the
method of presenting fractions to be
ginners. Every principal should be
proven by objects or demonstration,
and the pupils encouraged to manu
facture their own rules.
Miss Muse's treatment of the syn
thetic reading system receives much
praise. "Johnny"' and his story
seem to hold a very important posi
tion in educational literature at pres
ent. After dinner the teachers, who.
now that the roll is being called are
acquiring the habit of punctuality,
gathered in the assembly room at
1:30 for vocal music. Rules for re
organizing the key letter in any
given signature were discussed, and
some two part singing indulged in.
There are quite a number of very
competent singers among the school
When Supt. Marshall succeeded in
getting Miss Anna Davis, of Austin,
III., to take charge oT the primary
work at the institute, he congratu
lated himself. Kesults show that he
had good reason to do so. She has
proven quite a favorite, and never
tails to hold the interest of her hear
ers. 1 esterday afternoon she showed
the value of having good stories to
use as the basis of language work.
In discussing the ideal imaginative
narrative for the use of children, it
was decided that such a story should
be simple, childlike, interesting, full
of adventure, short, classic and of a
high moral tone.
Prof. McCorniiek's talk on geogra
phy brought out the fact that some
of the teachers did not know how to
distinguish between the right and
left bank of a river. The teaching of
local geography was urged upon the
teachers and nicely illustrated. A
wise teacher will sometimes adjourn,
her class in elementary geography
from the hard seats of the "little
red school house'' to the velvety
bank of some near-by swift-running
brook, and there teach from Nature
herself the mysteries of miniature
rivers, islands, peninsulas, capes, etc.
Miss Davis talked from 3 to 3:40on
writing in the elementary grades.
The good features of different sys
tems were discussed, and specimens
of off-hand work by pupils who wrote
for the first time were shown. She
docs not favor the teaching of pen
manship by the old routine of mem
orizing seven or eight principles of
letters and writing by rule. Many
of the teachers learned for the firs't
time of the new system of vertical
writing, which is being strongly
urged by many of the leading educa
tors. On account of its meeting all
requirements from the standpoint of
hygiene, legibility and rapidity, it is
undoubtedly the coming style'of pen
manship. Of course Miss Davis in
sists upon people writing with the
whole-arm ami fore-arm movement.
The linger movement is bound to go
into innocuous desuetude.
At 4 o'clock a gentleman repre
senting J. C. Jacobs' business school
of this city, took the floor aud gave
another talk on penmanship, and in
cidentally offered a real nice book
for sale at less than cost.
Dr. Krohn and Prof. Hatch looked
after the regular work in grammar
ana science methods.
There will lie an examination for
certificates ou Saturday.
All sessions arc open to the public.
lsuors arc maae wcKsonie.
W. W. Bailey, of Coal Valley.
probably ranks as the favorite gentle
man among the fair ones.
The instituters all agree that Prof.
J. A. Bishop, ex-principal of our
mgn scuooi, is greatly missed this
The talented young authors,
Messrs. Gilpin and Price, are dis
tributing prospecti of a forthcoming
Only a few of the institute folks
attended the Bishop Warren lecture
last night on account of the rain.
They missed a line treat.
The teachers arc wondering if
their old friend, David Fclmley, will
be made the democratic nominee to
day for the state superintendency.
It's fun to watch the school ma'ams
march after the close of the vocal
music sessions. Lots of them have
difficulty in putting the left foot
down when they should.
Don't forget Dr. Krohn's lecture to
night at 8 o'clock. It will simply be
an informal talk, a lecturette, so to
speak. "The Human Brain" is the
Sometimes the teachers get to
whispering during the recitations,
although they don't allow it in their
own class. It is entertaining to lis
ten to Dr. McCormick as he volun
teers a few remarks for the benefit of
the thoughtless ones. It doesn't
take them long to stop.
The pleasant effect and perfect
safety with which ladies may use the
California liquid laxative, Syrup of
Figs, under all conditions, makes it
their favorite remedy. To get the
true and genuine article, look for the
nam of the California Fig company,
printed near the bottom of the paek-
For Over Fifty Yean.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing syrup has
been used for children teething. It
soothes the child, softens the gums,
allays all pain, cures wind colic, and
is the best remedy for diarrhoea.
Twenty-five coo. bottle
Little Prices that will
Commencing Monday at 8 o'clock
sharp, we will place our entire stock
of White Cotton Dress Goods on sale
at prices which never have been
heard of for such staple and desir
1.500 yards White. Checks and
Stripes, worth up to 7c a yard.
1,000 yards White, Checks and
Stripes, worth up to 12c a yard.
1.000 yards White Goods, Check
Plaid, Satin Stripes, worth up to
16c a yard.
fiOO yards of the choicest White
Goods, including qualities worth
up to 24c a yard.
15 dozen Bombay Cloth, embroid
ered Lap Dusters, worth 50c.
15 dozen Linea Lip Dusters. Actual value (1,0.'.
10 dizen Vuid Momie C'.oth Dnftera, sctuul
Have one and kreD cool when iau rn hn.tivm
fur s ftang.
dozen, 6 foot Cord nanmtcks, worth 75c.
One 1. 1 never weir out Hammock, north
At $1 12
ilors, worth J
Woven Twine Hammock with niilo nr..
colors, worth tl.TS.
10J Hammock Stretchers, 10c ones for 5c
1720. 1722. 1724,
To be Given
y 25 FREE
AND THIS IS THE WAY WE WILL DO IT
Wc have placed in each one of our two stores a glass money
box containing fJ5 in United States bank notes, which will be
given to the person opening the box. The way wc give the
keys is simply this: With every CASH PURCHASE of one dol
lar or more you can pick out any key you choose. The boxes
containing the money are now" on "exhibition in both stores.
The key that will open the box has mixed among the others by
well-known business men, so that there is no fraud connected
with it. The more keys you get the more chances yon have in
getting the money. The boxes will lie opened between Novem
ber 10 and 15. Now don't think that we have advanced the
prices on shoes, for such is not the case, as we arc selling
shoes just as cheap as ever. Remember the place
1712 Second avenue.
Remember that you can always find the latest styles
and largest assortment in the tri-cities at
Mason's Carriage Works
Ladies that do their own housework
or cultivate flowers will find our
Just the thing, as they not only protect the
hands, but keep them soft and white. Try
IN DRESS SHIELDS we offer great bar
gains. The Goodyears Seamless Stockinet
are impervious, and can be washed or
cleaned. Also the rubber lined Zephyr and
Silk Shields in stock.
We are headquarters for Garden Hose, Reels, Sprinklers, Mack
intoshes and Rubber Clothing, Hospital Supplies and
Rubber Goods of all kinds.
WILSON, IIAIGIIT & CO.
207 Brady Street, Davenport.
The Fashionable Merchant Tailor
Has the most replete line of new patterns in imported
and domestic suitings in the city.
1707 cec::d i.rz::r.
Move Lots of Goods.
Marseilles Bed Spreads.
The du.-t got the better of a lot of
Choice Spreads during this last dry
spell, and this is the result:
Choice White Honeycomb Spreads,
Choice, extra quality Spreads,
worth 90c. but the dust" got them,
so 62c is the price.
Choice of beautiful Marseilles
Spreads, got dusty, only on the
wrong side. They have sold as
high as 5.
You can have the very lest goods
made; the richest patterns made,
$6, 17 and 3 Spreads, all! all! all
Something you need every day, at
about half price.
5 dozen Tnniuoia Stick Pins, omeiliing new,
che ip at 'Sc.
ICC seta Roman GoM and Sterling silver shirt
stoCs. Mc is their trne valne.
A small lot of f tertlnc f liver Pattrra' Belt
Hackle. The wont last lor; at Ssc.
In onr Crockery Department wc mention among
the things we beg'n o be Judged by. a big U!s
Lamp, complete wi:h Ko. burner, wick at.d
While they last, we offer a s;.leniii polirbed
OeMet, Imitation cut elue ttem, actual valae Guc,
at S3c a dozen, or each :1c.
At 13c, 17c. 19c
Choice of a heauli'ni line of Glass Flower
Iiake!s, gold tplathed, all colors.
J. A 1. Coat's best thread. 3c per f pool.
1726 and 1728 Second ave.
1712 Second Avenue.
Of Carriages, Harness,
Laprobes, Whips, etc.