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For the patronage bestowed upon us by the thousands of
Rock Island nnrl v n r.,. .
vol TMr Txi rnlio: 1 ,. CWilmicai buyers
OUNG fc McCO MBS will con inue to show
their appreciation by selling the very best mer
chandise obtainable at lower prices than the
same goods can be bought for elsewhere.
Oa tog "ics ana low prices nave proven that it pavs to sell
cneap. viyse puyers appreciate our efforts, for
-nS?em raOStsi"relV- This week
A Thanksgiving Sale.
This sale will be unequalled, unmatched, and unexcelled in
anyoi our previous cttorts. Come one. come
all. commencing Monday and lasting until
Dross (! A full Dress Pat
;, ru of l'ancv Krenth Novelty, all
w,M.!. Press Goods, only the latest
lat'crn and colorings lovely
rtleft. at 1.G5. fl.65, 1.65.
! i,S. Others would ask fi.,Vj
fi.r tin' same.
tnii line of Nicklc Plated ware.
yd Crash Toweling, for this
jrrai Thanksgiving Sale, per yd,
v. '-''c. 'e. l'c.
I V u 1 1 l.'tic of Alanminm Ware.
White Table Linen 25, SO, 35,
" tin I .)!(.
i hiMrrn's Wool I'ndcrwcar.
folored Table lamask 12A, 1,
".'J. and 40c.
IK. n't forget to visit our Cloak lH,-
W!pli;i Cloth-per vd, HAc,
! i. i In'-' and Children's Knit Hoods.
Ji'i pair Children's ribbed, line
iruage. biai'k Hoc. usual price
m in J.lc, our vale price only 15c.
Tli" Largest Line of Tinware in the
Furniture Given Away.
A large line of elegant furniture given away when -ou have
tr:i !i!d tl.i to 25. It is not necessary to trade it all at one time.
Tr;i'!-at your convenience, and all purchases will count toward
Sole Agency for Imperial Pinned Paper Patterns.
Now is the time before the Christmas
rush. Beautiful mouldings just in and
going at the very lowest figures.
Adams Wall Paper Company,
310, 312 and 314 Twentieth street.
Biggest Store. Biggest stock in the
Two best values for the
He Can Please You.
1726 Scooi At
Ice Wool in skeins, you get more
in a skein than in a box, for this
Our stock in Underwear is complete.
Gents' Neckties fanev silk Teck
Scarf 15c, others ask 25c.
Gents' Suspenders, silk embroidered
Th nksiiiving Sale
Pure Cream Toilet Soap per
box, 3 bars, 10c, JO,; 10c.
Ladies' Wrappers in both cjuality
Winslow's Celebrated patent Club
Skates for boys, sizes 8 to HJ,
warranted cast steel, 35c.
Don't forget to visit our Tov De
partment. Thanksgiving Sale
Winslow's Celebrated Patent Club
katcs for girls, size 8 to 10.1. rus
set leather braces, for this sale 75c
Children's Chairs a specialty.
Crockery A Full Tea Set, 56
piece. semi-porcelain. highly dec
orated patterns.for thissale$2.S9
Toys! Toys'.'. Toys!:: for everybody.
A Beautiful Mand Lamp, worth
f -.O0, for this great sale ?.5.
money in the Tri-cites.
BE THANKFUL ALL.
Tomorrow's Observances in
SERVICES IV THE CHTJEOHES.
General Saa?nalon of Beslness and Abn
dnnee of A marement Why Same People
In Particular Will Have Grateful Heart
Thanksgiving day rolls around
again tomorrow. The first of what
are commonly called the winter hoi.
idays is upon us. The distinctly
American festival of religious and
joyous recognition -of the munificent
gifts of the Almighty Father during
a year is always the family holiday of
the year; more so than any other on
the American calendar. It is the oc
casion for family gatherings and re
unions. Religions Seivicea.
The churches of the Protestant de
nominations will hold their annual
Thanksgiving union services at the
First M. E. church at 10:45 a. m..
the congregations of the First
church, First Baptist, Broadway.
Central and United Presbyterian and
Christian participating. Rev. C. E.
lay lor, of the hirst Baptist church,
will preach the sermon.
There will be services at Trinity
church at 10 a. m.. Rev. R. F. Sweet,
At St. Joseph's church. Rev.
Father Thomas Mackin will conduct
high mass at 8 a. m.
At the German Lutheran there will
be services at 10 o'elock.
At the Y. M. C. A.
There will be a game of basket ball
at the 1 . M. C. A. at 4 o'clock for
young men. In the evening will oc
cur the formal opening of the new
gymnasium, to which a general in
vitation is extended the public.
ladies as well as gentlemen. An en
tertaining program has been pre
pared, including an athletic exhibi
tion, music and singing. A basket
ball game is also provided.
There are to be abundant forms of
amusement for Rock Island people as
well as those of Davenport. At the
Grand, Oscar Wilde's jlay, "Lady
,i iiiuli iui c o x au, is tu ui cseni'
eu. It is a strong composition. It
treats of modern social life in Lon
don, and the attempt of Lord Win
dermere to reinstate in society a fal
len woman, whose daughter he had
married. The latter was abandoned
in infancy and supposes her mother
to lie ueau, unaware of her relation
ship to the woman whom her hus'
hand is pushing forward socially
Lady Windermere imagines him un
faithful and is goaded into an elope
ment, but is saved by the interven
tion of her own mother, who sacri
fiees her own reputation in order to
save that of her daughter. There
are to be afternoon and evening per
At the Burlis, the famous and suc
cessful comedy, "The Dazzler." is to
be given for matinee and evening
A game of foot ball will be plaved
at Twin-City park tomorrow after
noon, beginning at 3 o clock, between
the second eleven of Augustana col
lege and the Moline High school
team. A scientific and hotly con
tested exhibition may be expected
The admission will be" 25 cents.
A general suspension of business
in all the county and city oftices will
The banks will all close for the
At the Rock Island postoflice the
stamp department only will be open
until 10 o clock in the morning, and
there will be the two morning deliv
eries by carriers, but none other.
WHI ROCK ISLAND IS THANKFUL.
Abundant Cause Why Oar People Should
Rock Island has abundant cause to
rejoice and give thanks, a few of the
reasons for which are appended:
Because, despite the dull times.
Rock Island has prospered the past
Because under the business-like ad
ministration of Mayor Medill, the
city has made steady improvements.
Because of the miles of new streets
and sidewalks constructed the past
Because we have one of the finest
street car systems in the countrv.
Because our lire department is up
to the standard of the best, and will
be kept so.
Because, notwithstanding the
Union's advices from the night-walk
er, morally speaking. Rock Island is
in better condition than it has been
Because the court house proposi
tion carried, and work will begin
early in ine spring.
Because the new public building is
to be erected next summer.
Because our base ball team won
the pennant in the Western associa
Because the streets are so nicelv
sprinkled (nit) these windy days.
Because the water is to be turned
into the Hennepin canal tomorrow,
Because of the new inlet pipe to
Because ef the prospect of a stand-
pipe on the biuti.
Because the recent election oc
curred when it did instead of in 1896.
Because as democrats we are still
Because we live in the proudest
and best city in all the land.
Salt rbeum with its intense itch
ing, dry, hot skin is cured by Hood's
Sarsaparilla, because it purifies the
Another Bin; Cfcnnk of the Davenport E.
tate to be Made Vaa or.
Negotiations have been practically
completed whereby another big
chunk of the Davenport estate is to
go on tne market ia the form of citv
lots, and another of Kock Island's
modernized thoroughfares is to be
come faced with handsome dwellings.
at s tne adjoining property.
ine lo acres of land between
Tenth and Twelfth avenues and
Twentieth and Twentv-second streets
has been purchased from the Daven
port heirs and the syndicate owning
it for the sum of $18,001), the new
deed bearing the name of M. M.
Sturgeon, whose purpose is to put the
land in shape for selling at once.
Bulldiac Lota Galore.
The tract will make 64 desirable
lots, provision for which U to te
made once on the plat to be prepared,
and spring will find another niece of
Rock island property open for settle
ment, the natural result of the ex
tending of the Twentieth street pave
ment, real estate development inevi.
tably following in the march of sub
Bought a ii Home.
Yesterday J. J. Ingram purchased
C. W. Schlegel's residence property
on Seventeenth street, south of Sev
enth avenue, for a consideration of
$3,500, and will move inte it the lat
ter part of the week. County Treas
urer Titterington had about com
pleted a lease of the property.
A MOLINE SUICIDE.
The Body of Kelmer Johann Found In a
' Lonely Spot This Moraine.
In a lonely spot at the corner of
Third street and Thirteenth avenue.
Moline, was found the lifeless body
of Reimer Johann, about 6 o'cleck
this morning, George Uldefest mak
ing the discovery while on his way to
work. Johann left his home, on
Kighth street, yesterday morninsr.
and was not heard from until this
morning's rind. In a note ad
dressed to his wife, Johann bade
farewell to his family, statin 2 that
despondency over being out of em
ployment was the cause of his unna
tural ending, and that his body
would be found in the above men
tioned vicinity. It is supposed he
went out on the Moline bluffs some
time last night and took a dose of
strychnine, which finally endei
The body was taken to the Moline
police station, and Coroner Hawes
notified. Upon his -arrival, a jury
was impanneled, comiiosed of K. L.
Lastman, W. A. Jones. John
Geisbergcr. Teter Joyer. Christ Kut-
tler and Prank Suman. After the
submission of the evidence, the jury
returned a verdict that Reimer Jo
hann came to his death between the
hours of 5 p. m. Nov. 27 and 6 a. m
Nov. 2S, at the corner of Third street
and .thirteenth avenue from the ef
fects of a poisonous drug adminis
tered by bis own hand with suicidal
Deceased was 64 years of age. and
leaves beside a wife, two danghters.
A Challenge for "farmer" Barns.
Editor Akgi s. I saw a challenge
a short time aro from '-Farmer"
Burns, of Rock "Island, offering to
wrestle anv man in the world. Now.
I know Mr. Burns is a good man, but
i challenge him to wrestle me a
mixed match, in the following styles:
Cumberland. Gra-co-Roman "and
catch-as-catch-can, lor $250 a side.
match to take place inside of three
weeks. 1 his challenge is also open
to Evan Lewis. D. A. McMillan, or
any other man in America. If Mr.
Burns is willing to give me a match
for that amoant, let him put up a
forfeit in the hands of any responsi
ble person, ana I will forward the
same amount and sin articles of
agreement. Would like to hear from
one of the above champions at an
eany ciate. lours truly.
D. II C'AltltoLL,
City Hotel, London, Ontario.
Frank Velie, residing back of Mi
lan. was lined and corU lhimiinrn
in by Magistrate Schroeder for as-
'1 I . , I 1 .
duii auu uiiLbtriy u puu me person o
his sister-in-law" Miss Belle Fitzpat
rick, who made her home with Velie
A horse and cart were st.nlun from
the home of David Sears, at Sears,
sometime during last night. The
thieves took advantage of Mr. Sears'
absence Irom home, and made good
Hard coal, all sizes, per ton 7 50
Discount lor cash, per ton
Cannel coal per ton 6 00
T I a , i . .
lauisoa oiocK per ion 4 ou
aeniucKT lump per ton :. 4 26
manage aaaeu on less than ton or
tiers. E. G Feazkk.
Mew Cool Yard.
The Empire Coal company has
opened a coal yard for the sale of the
celebrated Gilchrist. Mercer county,
coal. Office in the Diamond Jo ware
house, corner of Seventeenth street
and the levee. Telephone 1105.
ueurgc Liamom, agent.
Fair weather and
today and tonight; warmer Thurs
day: notherlv winds, shifting to
easterly. Today's temperature, 20
Rudy's Pile Suppository is guaran-
teeu to cure pwes and constipation
or money refunded. Fifty cents per
oenu stamp ior circular and
free sample to Martin Rudy. Lancaa
ter. Pa. For sale by T. H. Thomas
mna nans m ttahnsen, druggists.
JOY FOR GYMNASTS.
The Y. M. C. A.'s New Athletic
ELEGAKTLY EQUIPPED 6TKVASI7M.
ATelaeMo AaallmrrJA ddod totheAaaori-
atton-Ample ProrWoej Hade for Parol
eal Tratalae; The Formal Opealac
In its endeavors to provide invit
ing headquarters for the young men
of Koek Island the Y. M. C. A. bts
from time to time succeeded in ad
ding new departments to the institu
tion, as circumstances would permit.
Aside irom the various forms of
amusement and pi en are heretofore
at the disposal of the niembcrt of the
association, an auxiliary in the form
of a gymnasium has been pnt in, a
physical instructor employed, and
all the equipment necessary for the
proper development of the human
body provided. Exercise, if pursued
in a moderate and cautions manner,
builds up and strengthens the sys
tem. The body should have exer
cise, and following nature's com
mands, this institution has provided
a long desired want for the people of
The gymnasium is located in the
spacious basement room in the rear
of the building. In furnishing these
quarters, only the very best of equip
ment obtainable was secured, thus
insuring safety to participants in the
athletic department and lonir ser
vice. The apparatus includes pul
ley weights, quarter-circle, giant
pulley. intercotal bars, adjustable
ladder, dumb bells, bur bells. Indian
clubs, parallel bars, traveling rings,
climbing ladder, volting horse, wrist
role, rowing machine, punching bag.
breast bars, hitch and kick, bievcie
training machine, besides various
other articles which comprise a first
class gymnasium. Adjoining this
department arc the bath and toilet
rooms. Uere, either plain, shower.
sponge, ring shower or needle baths
can be secured at any time.
Prof. William Lavender, the phvs
ical instructor, is now organizing
classes, nis oince being on the sec
ond floor. Everything will be in
reaniness for the opening of the gym.
nasium tomorrow evening when a
general invitation is extended to the
public ladies and gentlemen to
visit the new department. An rxhi-
bition will be given by a class under
Prof. Lavender's instruction, and a
nice program, including vocal and
instrumental music, will be carried
flenneuta to the Front.
The Trans-Mississippi Commercial
congress is in session in St. Louis.
with m very large attendance. There
are over four hundred delegates
present, and the list mciudes many
of the most prominent men in the
west. A number of resolutions were
presented at yesterday's session, one
ol which was introduced by S. t.
smun. oi vavenport. it was a
declaration favoring appropriations
for the Hennepin canal by the fedetal
government. The great interest
which this locality has in the Hen
nepin canal will urge the delegates
from this section to greater endeavor
in securing a hearty endorsement for
the waterway bv the Trans-Missis
sippi congress. And such endorse'
ment will probably be the means of
inducing congress to deal gencrouIv
with the canal in making appropria
tions nereaiier as in ine past.
A Comfortable Roato to California.
During the winter you should pat
ronize the Phillips-Rock-Island ex
cursions that run from Chicago and
Minneapolis every Tuesday, and via
Kansas City, Join-ka, Wichita. It,
Worth and El Paso, lands you at
Los Angeles the following Saturday
The trip is quick and cheap, for a
second-class ticket takes you on a
fast, first-class train, anJ sleeping
tar an tne way only costs i from
Chicago, St. Paul or Minneapolis, and
out o irom Kansas city.
write at once for a folder that
gives ronte and time table, and any
ticket agent can give you the rate for
a cheap ticket that permits you to
ride on the fastest trains, and for
small amount additional (mentioned
above) you have A Through Sleep
These tourirt excursions are a pop
ular mode of travel, and in winter
this is a popular route.
' JOHK StBASTIAJi. G. P. A.
Select From Tola Mann Your Tnankg1rlng
MockTarrle. Juiinre. Tomato.
ux Tan oeai.
Lettuce, Riti.hes t.'ucumbota, rrcen Onion.
celery. Bulk Oliv.a,
Turkey., Duck . Chicken..
Jersey Swe.l Poti-ons 'aulifltwr. Parsley,
r rvu-a rra..
Pears, Mnndcrlcc.. Malaca Grape. Oran;ra,
nanaou, rip, .iu. er renin..
Sweet Tickle., buik Mm e Hca Oypten
Also the choicest line of class
canned and bottled goods in the city.
vei your orner in early.
C A.'Bi k. her,
Spencer Square Grocery.
S. B. Basford, of Carthace, S. I).,
was taken sick in Sionx City. He
procured two bottles of Parks' Sure
Cure for the Liver and Kidneys. He
says: -l oeueve l'arks' sure (Jure
excels all other medicines for rbeu
rnatism and urinary disorders." Sold
by Hartz fc Ullemeyer.
The A kg is delivered every even
ing at your door at 10c a week.
A Memorable Sale.
A sale to be long remembered for
the startling bargains which we
hall offer for Monday, Tuesday and
600 yards Choice Silks. Taffetas.
lain. stripes and figures; Crystals,
n evening shades; Chinas, in fiir-
nrel and plain, worth 97c. worth
1.12. worth fl.25. all 59c. All,
all. all 59c for these three da vs. 59c,
20 pieces. 10 styles, all pure wool
Suitings. Judge of the value your
self, 29c, 29c. 29c. Cost us more:
would have cost you much more op
to Saturday night last. Mild forSHe,
4.o. 67c. now while they lat. 29c
All wool Cheviots, splendid cloth,
about half price, 19c. 19c. 19c.
Boston Checks, very stylish.
Their value is 6ic. prb-e while ther
last, S.'c, Sic, Sic, Sic.
50 dozen beautiful, soft, bleached
Satin Damak Tuwc's. nude in Bel
fast, value 44c, choice, while they
last, for i'5c.
50 new and elegant designs in
Damask Table Linens, many with
napkins to match, 4c, 6h. 65c,
62e. 64c, 69c, 72c, 75r. 78c. 84c,
9i 9Sc. Bargains which you can
One Case, 1.000 yards, remnants of Tennis Flannel
ettes, half price, 6c per yard.
1720. 1722. 1724,
L2dics fine Dongola boot, patent tip, all
solid Opera or narrow square toe. Best
shoe for the money ever offered.
Buys a better shoe, a little more style, and
wears better. Try a pair of these."
That's where we talk. Our Welts and
Turn boots can't be equaled at the price.
Lots of stvle. Fit guaranteed, and great
At $2.00 $2.50
1621 Second Ave.. Under Rock Island House.
Three Straight Lines
Always on the dead level as
CAUSE CF QDH
Our Fall and Winter stock covers every
thing in desirable and seasonable goods from
Low Triced to Best Grades. We have an
unrivaled selection in such makes of goods
as are suitable to the times.
Pwfoct la Styli. lewnt la Prlci.
Xtoi's, Ecj ' t&i Chiiirti'i
1804 Second Avenue.
First Grand China and
Our new Crockery Department
will lc the prettiest, busiest place
in the Thru Cities next Tuesday
and Wednesday. For sis months
we have Iteen getting ready for this
event. We have by far (he largest,
best and cheapest etock of Crock
ery, Glassware. I .amps, t-w., in
Western Illinois, but w hen we bring
ap the goods that are waiting In
our basement, all marked and lick--tcd.
to lie shown for the first time
on Tuesday and Wednesday next,
the show will tat aoythin'g Uxk
Island, Moline or Davenport bas
ever seen in t Ms line. Nobody who
uses crockery ran afford to stay
way: for this, oar first grand
Crockery Opening, will long be re
mem In red for twothlngs: A splen
did show f g(Md good., nnd the
Inwest trricea this vicinity ever
So. then, on Tuesday and Wednes
day, Nov. 27 and 2. "everybody is
invited to our 4"rockTy Ojwn'ing.
The room will lie darkened front
without, and artificially lighted
by electric lights. The entrance
will lie by the next door west.
Every lady who makes a purchase,
large or small, in our Crockery
Department on these two days will
be presented with a unique souvenir.
1726 and 1728 Second ave.
and SJ.00 that are trade
regards Business Methods.