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THE ABGUS. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1CJ4.
Matilda. It wu a good torn yon did me when you toldjaa
f Santa Clam Soap. It makes the clothe whiter than any other,
and saves time and work. . . .
VIaY. Yes, and it doe not injure the hands or the clothe.
SANTA CLAUS SOAP.
Uadi by THE N. K. FAIRBAIIK COMPANY, Chicago.
You Can Make
No more useful or acceptable
HOLIDAY (1IFT than a jrood
Mackintosh. We Lave a large
Stock of Ladies, Misses, Gentle
men's and Roys. St jles, Qualities
and Trices will sorely please
yon, and now is the time to
make your selection.
Our Hot Water Bottles
Are the Best Made.
Remember Your horse and bny
him a good Rubber Cover. It
will pay you.
Everything in Rubber at the
Rubber Store, p!:sr
WIUOU EAIGHT & CO.
207 Brady btreet, Davenport.
The Entire Folioe CamffiNtn of the Conn-
cll Will Conduct It.
CmcAan, ' Dec 29 The council has
made one more rliauge In the plans for po
lice investigation. The matter of tnvestl.
gating the police department has been re
ferred to the entire police committee,
with the proviso that any five members
will constitute a quorum when sitting on
this Investigation. The change was effect
ed through the efforts of Aldermen Mad
den and Hepburn, both of whom demand
ed that the matter go to tho entire com
mittee and that no mcmbsr be shut out
from the inquiry ordered made into polioe
Members of the police department hatt
plenty of mnteriil for discussion aside
from tliis change in the police investiga
tion. Through a motion of Alderman
O'Neill the mayor and superintendent o(
olice were ordered to susicnd all action
under the power which the mayor bus
vested in the police commislon. This open
ed p the question: Will the polioe obey
the mayor or tho council? To add to the
complications of the police Alderman
Hepburn introduced his ordinance,
which was referred to the judiciary oin
mittee, creating a polioe commission of
four members to take the place of that
committee created by the mayor. Alder
man O Connor introduced a set of reso
lutions In connection with the Hepburn-
plan advising citizens who have been ill
treated by the police to make complaint
to the genoral superintendent. It also
was referred to the committee on judt
BAD STATE OF AFFAIRS.
BASMTJSSEN, FREE CO
Have jnst received a beautiful lot of Gold Bow Knot Frames, wh
are buin eiven awav with every order for their best Cali
Photos. Kctnenibnr that they make the finest work
prices, l or example.
Cabinet Photos as low as $i per doz.
And Three-quarter Life-Size Crayon Portraits at $ j
Frame included. Don't entrust yonr valuable originals to strang
ers. rrinf them direct to the gallery, and save agents' commu
nion. Don't delay if you want your portraits
RASMUSSEN. FREE Co.
HEATING ASU VENTILATING ENQINlihUS.
HAVE YOU SEEN
THE ; CAPITOL
If Not, Why Not?
Come and see the Heater, and jnde its
merits yourself. Fifteen aold this sea
son, and more going. Call for descrip
112 and 114 W. 17th street.
fi Jpea ' MTWI en I
The Fashionable Merchant Tailor
lias the most replete line of new patterns in imported
and domestic suitings in the city.
1707 XECCMU AVEHUE-
rTAtAJ tF. t..:nr erTOiniij,i. ! T,"KirSI
tot 1 ..Hi'.,Mfntiufaiw. If tL'l wi-d. inch Uotlble IHd n
n..nmioi 01 un- if. l.n P " 7 mil. a ""J- 'VUA
wt w m n e wilttca jnenatr le ewe ' islca Ik met J. swan
fKAb HUliCiSB OU- CletalaMUOsn.
KIo l)e Janeiro in a Panic rmldtut
Moxtkviieo, Uruguay, Dec. Rio
do Janeiro is reported to be in a state of
panic The troops refuse to leave the city
for the south. President Moraes has dis
covered that the army is devoted to
Peixoto. The principal officers refuse to
assume command to take the held in 10
Grande do S11I, and the whole country
seems on the brine of rcliellion acmn.
More than 2,1X10 ofheers have been arrest
ed and are imprisoned in surrounding
forts under heavy guard, it is rumored
that an attempt will be made by subordi
nate military leaders to rescue their com
rndes from prison. Precautions have been
taken to prevent this. President Moraos
is afraid to act energetically and order
Puixoto's arrest, it Is said, fearing to pre
cipitate a serious conllict.
Kto DE JANEIRO, Brazil. Dec. 28 There
bus been rioting here. Many soldier have
been arrested, lor yelluig: "lxiath to
Trxao Srnl-f rntennlat.
FORT wonni, Tex., Dec. 59. In the
I spring of 1SW the state of Texas will be
fifty years old, u; will also the name
"Fort orth, the military post estab
lished hero by General Worth of New
York afer the Mexican war. The Ga
zette has Inaugurated a semi-centenniitl
celeliration to lie under the auspices of the
Texas state government and to bo on
I scale commensurate with the size of tha
state. The legislature will be usked to
I act early iu January, and the commercial
I bodies of Fort Worth, under the lead of
the chamber ol commerce, will act itume-
Could Not Stand the Pressure.
Massillox, O., Dec. 29. Sexennial
league circles were scandalized the other
day when it became known that the most
I sacred secret work sent by mail to Dr. A.
A. Mullock hud not been received. Con
sterna! ion followed when the doctor re
ceived an unsigned letter proposing to de
liver the mtssaig documents for a heavy
cash consideration, the acceptance to be
submitted through an advertisement.
decoy offer was printed and iu response
John Smith w Ited upon Dr. . Hillock,
where he was promptly put under arrest
The pressure caused him to disgorge
promptly and he was released.
Teachers Elect Officers.
SPUl NGF I ELt, Ills., Dec. 21). At the
Stute Teachers' association tho nominat
ing committee reported the following,
who were elecU-d oflicers for tho ensning
year: President. illiam Jenkins of
Dixon; vice presidents, F. M, Tracy Kan
kakee; C. J. Kinney, Uockford, and T. V.
McFall, Quincy; secretary, J. M. Bowls-
by, Metropolis;, railroad secretary, Home'
Bevans, Enghswood; treasurer, C. O.
pcudder. South Evanston; members of
the executive committee, J. V. Urgenman,
No Aetna! Deficit.
BUOOKLTS, Dec. 29. Deputy County
Treasurer Uarrigan said regarding the
story that the county treasurer's accounts
show a shortage ol Ml.rttU, that ho has
the word of tho expert who made the ex
amination for the board of supervisors
for the statement that there is no actual
deficit. Cashier Tormey, whose records
are alleged to show a discrepancy of f4,-
tWO. went to Augusta, Go., last week.
with his daughter, who is an ".valid, and
will, Mr. Harrigan says, bs back.
Fatal Work by ait Insane Man,
New Castle, Pa., Dee. 29. August
Permontlr, a Frenchman who was em
ployed at the Peerless lamp chimney
factory, shot and wounded Miss Mcister,
the daughter of his landlady, and Robert
Charles, another boarder, and then blew
his brains out. Permontir bad for some
time ' shown evidences of insanity, lie
also shot at Mi-s Meister's sister, but
missed. Miss Melster is probably fatally
wounded and Charles Is shot in the groin.
Station Agent Aseanltoa.
Howard Citt, Mich., Dec 89. At
Vestaburg, on the Detroit, Lansing and
Northern, as Agent Gillnli emerged from
the depot with some express money just
before a passenger train arrived, he was
truck on the head with a club by some
unknown person. Tho assailant secured
his watch and tlOO and left Gill nil under
the platform supposedly dead. Giiluii is
alive, but unconscious.
FAILURCS FOR THE WHOLE YEAR.-
Will Probably Rene 14 CM ta ameer.
and I67.C0O.OM In Anaoant.
N kw Vokk, Dec R. G. Dun & Co.'
Weekly Review of Trade says: Commer
cial failures in ISM already reported nutn-
ner 14,21)2, against 15,212 last year; with
linlriliticsof lH3.2i,40i, against 1846,779,-
b43 lust year. Next wock the final report
for IsKH will proliably include about 400
vjoro failures, with liabilities of about
4.tiO0,CKK. From these accounts banks.
bankers, and financial and transporting
companies are cxdudod. Manufacturing
failures already number 2,750. against
3.42-.' last year, but liabilities are only tn4.-
401,2:, against 17.H4,01 last year. The
trading fniltires already number 11,!U4,
against 1 l.i-Vi last year, but liabilities are
only ST,t.(w7, airainst $iWI,0ti2,XU last
i he ritjil'ineiit bv sections shows a de
crease of about two-thirds in defaulted lia
bilities in Ilia middl" and central north'
ern Static, one hnliTn tbe west and south
west, and a third in other sections. Holl
day trade has met expectations. Pur-
hases have lieen numenxis, but smaller
tlum usual in amount and more confined
to needful articles, thus anticipating or
dinary trade. The volume of business
represented by clearing house exchanges
is 7.7 per cent, larger than last year, but
21.8 per cent. less than the year before.
and the dally average lor December has
been 7.1 per cent, more than last year
but 25.2 less than the year before.
N heat has declined X cent. Exports
in December from both coasts have been
ittle larger thnu last year, but for tho
crop year abont 2o,uJO,uuo bushels smaller.
The western estimate, usually .regarded
with most ronlidcnee. Is that the crop
will reach 51:.trMKj bushels, which will
leave for exp.trt, with stock brought over.
more than 2im.O Ki.OOit bushels of whirh
(Mily 7..tkK).OU busiiels have gone abroad
Corn has declined ' wut.
The market for iron and sb-cl is wait'
ing, but the reduction in wages at the
K Igar Thompson works, averaging 15 per
cent, plainly indicates th same difficulty
which is seen in other tuarters that tha
demand in consumption docs not answer
to the increaso in production of pig iron.
Prices have scarcely chanp-d during tho
weeit, though Bessemer pig and billets
are if anything a shade weaker. There is
larger demand in nails, but in hardware.
machinery, engines and railway stocks
and materials the business is much de
THE FIRE RECORD.
Costly Blazes at Chicago, BoflUla a
WATEKBfRV, Conn., Dec. 29. Piatt
block, four stories high and tho home of
most of tho lawyers of this city, was de
stroyed by fire at 4 o'clock in the morn
ing. It contained the home offices of tlie
Connecticut Indemnity association and
several stores. The fire started in an old
oil tank in tho rear of eery's enfe, which
is in Lawler's block, adjoining ou East
Main street... This block, which contained
(Seery's hotel, was idso gutbtl. The hiss
will lie over 2U0,(u.
Chicauo, Doc. 2 .The warehouse of
the Pioneer Paper Mock company at 32
SJ4 South Pe.-,plaines street wa Imnn'il
between the hours of 7 an1 o'clock, en"
tailing a ljis of STuJii) t4",'KW on build
ing and r ju contents. The build
ing w live-story structure. The roof
-nu Uoors fell iu ami only the wall on tha
west side is standing. When the south
wall fell out it wrecked two ooe-story
frame cottages at 111 and HiH Law avenue
and two families were rendered homeless.
From one of the cottages three children
hod been taken by Maxwell street ofiicers
just before the wall fell.
Bl'FFALO, Dec 28. Five three-story
buildings on Broadway and Fillmore ave
nue were burned to the ground. They
occupied by ti n linns whose aggregate loss
will reach tl30.lKX. The origin of the tre
is not known.
ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS -'Lexow"
Investigations ant almost M
much the rage as base ball was a lew
years ago. Chicago has one to be con
ducted by the council police committee,
several other towns are In the throes of
the reform, and New Ilaveu, Conn., It Is
mid, needs one badly.
The private bank of T. J. Wright and
C V. tevcns at Somonauk. Ills was
birglarUted and robbed of about fn.SOD
In eash and jewelry. The bank is perfect
The Illinois state camp of Modern
Woodicrn clect-sl theso officers: Htafe
consul. Dr. Miller. Piper City; adviser.
W. H. Black. Decatur; clerk, tieorge Kn-
inson, Elgin; Imnker, J. . Dully, Man I
J. Lie htenstein fk rton, dry go.ids and
millinery, of New York, have failed. Lit
At FiMtoria, t., Pet Mumidier, an en
gine"! r. went inane on reading a news-
pitK;r article makiiur clianresagainst him.
drove his family from the house and blew
his brains out.
Eighteen years ago' T. K. Fitzgerald.
then I : yean of age, ran away from his
home In Toledo. He was long since given
up as dead, but has just returned.
R C. O. B-niamln. a colored preacher
of Providence, R. L. Is a candidate for
chaplain of the nest house of representa
tives. He is the first of his race to aspire
to this position.
A company baa been Incorporated at
Springfield, Ills., to build another bridge
across the Mississippi river at St. Louis.
Obituary: At Kenosha, Wis., Colonel
Michael Frank, fonndrr of the state free
school system, seed Ml; at Pana, Ills
William IX lletrivk; at St. Paul. Iver A.
Kodsuter; at Monticello, lnd., Editor John
F.un.pj imports I"l.ii0,i hushels of
maize ( Indian eorn) from eight countries.
Roumr.nia being tirst, with 4i.Uio,(Hilinli
els, and the 1'nited States second, with
4.o0o.oil. Great Britain and Ireland
take 70,ux,o' bushels of t he whole liu
The missing Chicago tally sheet have
not Ixi-n found, nor lias the man who i
responsible for their being missing.
James E. Dodge, ex-lieutenant I". S. A.
foster cousin of Abigail Dodge (.'trail
Hamilton"), a wild young man who bad
given his friends much t forme was
drowned while yachting in the neighbor'
hood of Port Townsend, Wult.
Madeline IN .Hard is living quietly in
New York. She will not gj on the stage
and says the proposes to atone for the
wrong she has done by doing good to
others. She experts to couie upon the
crest of the wave in l'KM.
Chamrnjendra Wadiar Bahadur, the
maharnjuh of Mysore, one of the most Im
portant of the native princes of India,
who lias lieen under treatment at Cal
cutta for diphtheria, isdcoX
for Infants and Children.
OTHERS. Do You Know , ,
lislesnan's lin.m, .aln's urihal, niatif -i!l"l s.tini; f,n,j., ,, .
WKt murdies for rtuUren era eiij".-d . 4 i4Uiu (H'Ciiu
Psi Yew Kasw ibat 4utab4 aurAiln arc am4 1 ui- . ,
Tow Knew that ia sm4 cunbira-salrUKi'Mi ur t4 j- . ..,i :..J r,
WBbuut laU4lng tbem fintnm f
Pa Taw Knew Uut ym CbeuM ei f-nu& any nuiijc t.. U- i, , . , rlii ;J
anient yu or your lyslriaa taow of what it (s coaipcerj ?
T Ten Kwsw that Caetoria ia a rely ef utle prearatlia. u tl.at t T
U tncredaitits t pUjabrd wall rxr botUrf
P Tew KrlTW thai Caaoria is the prescription U th f:n ut lr fcurm 1 .
That It has beea la Bar fv nearly thirty yean, and tbat tum t4 jrim u tiuw ti,
af all otbrr ranadies far chOJrea oaaiXAaei t
Ps Tew Kuatr that the Pateot OfSes ITrtaMat of th. t'tin4 fttaVn, i ,
other euuatrles. hs Issued eclnarje rlgbt to Vr. rt-bw ao4 hit iwicui to tim tU
Castorl" aad iu forraola, and that to imitate tbem it s stain -a .
Ps Tim Knew that one of Ibe tcaaacs fr grant nig It'. t.oftMV. ir.s,"it,4.
berauae Caatoria ba4 beea pnwra to W ft.Bnala.tnly kamleakf
Pa Taw Kiwf that 35 a vara- aWs Jt CaJ.-i nn rittii4-4 It ai
uts. nrraii nnt aaunrt
Pa Taa Know that srbea pnsw mm 1 of this r;4 Taraiua, ur 4iUda luw
ha kept wrll, and ibat yon nay baa uulaxAxa rent t
Well, heae Ulay am worUi kneniag. TV-y am facta.
mtm mt aJryCJUCf wrapper.
Children Cry for Pitcher's Caetoria.
T. F. DUEKF,
rcc. end lrs-
Rock Island Heating
lt'.g Combination ef Print Shops.
AEKDX, O., Dec 29 It is stated here
that there Is a project on foot to combine
all of the larger printing houses of the
country. If the deal is consummated
many ndllions of dollars will bo involved,
the money coming not only from this
J country but from F.uroie. The informa
tion comes from one of the directors of tlie
W enter printing concern of this city. He
Stated that the matter would be fully dis
cussed at the annual meeting of the Wer
ner company to be held at Chicago during
the early part of January.
WILL BE "PiZEN" TO THE JAPS.
fine of tbe Chlneae Peace Commiasloners
Kan Persona Grata.
FftANC.nAI, Dec. 29. Another cloud is
looming up to obscure peace negotiations
between China nnd Japan. One of tbe
commissioners is Shoo Yao Tien, acting
governor of the Chinese province of Huan.
lie was formerly governor of Formosa,
and while occupying that post ho offered
a reward of aliout (10,000 for the destruc
tion of a big Japanese warship, and for the
destruction or cupture of a small warship
or Japan he offered about fl,0oo. But not
content with this, he offered a further
schedule of rewards to be paid to the Chi
nese who took Japanese soldiers or sailors
dead or alive For the head of a Japanese
officer 290 taels were offered, and for the
head of a Japanese private 100 taels was
tlie reward. On this ground, it has been
asserted, the Japanese government would
refuse to receive Shoo Yao Tien as a peace
and Plumbing Co.
Hot Water Heating
119-121 F 17th St.
Rock Island. 111. T1. Ko. 128
o Agsnu f dta Pannat,.
improvement in baking pow
ders is the new Horsford's.
Superior to all old-fashioned
powders. Enormous sales.
Aged Pennlon Fraud Benteneed.
Four Kmith, Ark., Dec 29. John Tar-
lor, years old and blind, was sentenced "J- Wasting Diseases, and all eflecta of self
" ' I fihilM A stTrwaa anil IdrliaJiPatinM U'aata
to five years In the Detroit, Mich., bouse ; rnsanlty and consumpuon. Insist on havinr
i oe carried tn vest
package, or six for
For sale bj T. II. Thomas. Drucrrint, sole apent. Kck Island, 111.
I - BI
g" X T " FOR ANT ST0VC FURMACC
U1J4- OBEHCIME. ONE-HALF CHEAPER
BUUNR TIMH "00 OR COAL. NO SMOKE
ol wmn. a rtaftwi rw.
WANT AGENTS on
alary or oommiaslon.
Send for Catalogua of
aapnJat aRsattaWwaf V rriWV IIU
692 CCOAR AVC.
r 1 Cv
Keniains nf Mrs. W. W.
Londom, Dec. -29. The body of Mrs.
William Waldorf Astor was removed
from Cliveden preparatory to embarking
it at Liverpool on board tbe Cnnard
steamship Auranla, sailing for New York.
The casket wns sealed in tbe presence of
the officials of the I'uited States enilatssy
and many wreaths were . deposited
upon it '
Coegmasaian-Elecs WlUon 11L
BoiSK, . Ida.,' Dec. 29. Congressman
elect Eslirar Wilson is dangerously ill. He
bad a relapse when reoovueiug from an
attack of la grippe- .
a as. SOth Day.
miamtha Abate Km Its ia M tiers. It acta
powtnuny ana quickly, fume when all ottxry
urn. i innc men win regain tlvir tost manhood
and eta nen will rocover their youthful Tirol
oy oains VITALIS. It quickly and surely re
stores Nervousness, Lost vitality. Impotency,
liipiniiyr-amHira, am. rowrr, fining nnn-
of correction for perjury and
false claims against the government.
twenty years Taylor has been drawing
pension of 7J per month for total blind
ness alleged to have been caused, by a
gunshot received in the army A wound
on his breast was caused by blister plas
ters and five examining boards passed it
tor a gunshot wound. . The blindness was
the result of sickness contracted two years
after the war.
presenting VITALIS, J"v'ZT- 4n
i rawing a nr rife, the aaaM. ctrcwl
Circular free. Aaili
CaU'lEI aXUM COnfAIT, Chknaa, IB.
For sal. at Rock Island by Darper Bosss Pasr
atary sad Wllltani Clendenln, Druggist. Hollas.
Deb to Oa to Jail Mow.
TEERE HAUTK, lnd., Doe. 29. President
Debs said that during the term of his sen
tence the main offices of the American
Railway Union will remain at Chicago.
In speaking of tho plans of the directors,
he said all of them would ko to the Cook
county jail with the exception of Howard.
Regarding the cause of Howard s resigna
tion as vice president. Debs said Howard
bad not got along with the directors in a
pleasant manner. Howard will retire and
live on a farm near Lawrenoeville.
Sheriff la Paisiimlia of the Bank.
West Superior, Wis., Deo. 29 A 'dep
uty sheriff has possesion of the Bank of
South Superior in behalf of a receiver for
the city of Superior. - It has been known
for some time that the bank was in finan
cial straits and the city attorney decided
that to protect the city a receiver should
be appointed. Homer T. Fowler was se
lected. Tbe bank bus C20,0D0 of city de
posit : Coald Mot Agra, aa tu. Price.
Bottldeb, Colo., Doc. 29. The , coal
miners at Marshal mine Ko. 2 are out on
a strike. The owners did not wish to pay
over 00 cents a ton, ' while the regular
rioe heretofore baa been 7a awl W seats
Steam and Gas Fitters.
IWCUKf-OKATKD LBDSK TOR STATE LAV
Rock Island Savings Bank.
Rock Island. Ii.u
tVec 4 ally Irwlt. at. le t-na. aatanly aeeoair fnsl ton t1t.
Vivo p.r cat Intwwst paid on Deposits. Money loaned on Prisons'.
lateral or HaaJ Estate aaecnty.
M. xitcb U.L, pf.". r rr.ss.MAjm. vice ?. Bvrur.a-.
" U "'trasli. f. C norrmi. John Crshanrh. PMl kitriwli. B. t. Iiu;l. U f t t.
B. W Horet. J. M. Vntar. eka Vlk.
Jaanon At Bvin, aallottor.
BKaa Www Jal S.liao. atul ercspy tao aootbeart cnoarr c tree:: A In sr t. i .
jon v. rAKiuoK.
IIFSKT a. riur.H'
PARIDOIM 2 SOruT
Painters and Decorators
FAPEZ HAT3ZES, CAiS2XXS. etc.
SZSP. 119 SartstMBtk Su ZZZZ XSLAT. I-'-
SE1VER8 & ANDERSON
CONTRACTU Rb J WWUif
All kinl -1 rarprtitav
Office and Shop 721 Twelfth Rtrcct
Gecrral )ol.bler dif i Vor! i i- i
and MUVfacttuo ruarauteel
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Plumbers, Steam, Gas fitters.
onae Hesvini; and Sanitary Plnmbinj. Basement Roc a Island X- '' k
Contractor and Builder.
Shop and Residence No. Sn Third
Carpenter and Builder.
OFF1CF. SO: t1 8IXTH AVENUE.
Hh.n, ri Vl. 8trwt. VOC.K IBli'.
City Bug and Espress Line
Kor But or Eiprtss Uae Ulcpboae IMI, and rou will ti-pro-apt
TmiaLaiiXB h BlTECEfc. Trcps.