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THE AKGU8, THURSDAY, JANtJAKY 24, 1895.
For Evening Wear.
1 62 J Second Ave.. Under Rock Island House
GREAT CLEARING SALE
Ladies, Misses, Children's Shoes
At Adams all this week.
This means our Ladies' $. 00 Shoos for $4 00
This means our Ladies' f 1 00 Shoes for 3 20
This means oar Ladies' $3 50 Shoes for 2 8)
This means onr Ladies' $3 00 Shoes for 2 40
This means our Ladies' $2 50 Shoe3 for 2 00
This means our Ladies' f 2 00 Shoes for 1 CO
Misses' and Children's in same proportion. Our spring
stock will be in soon, and we must have the room. Bring
your cash and take them away.
Bargains at ADAMS'
IS NEXT . .
Adams Wall Paper Company,
310, 312 and 3i4Twentteth street
BlgRMt Store. Blggtst stock In th. three eltiM
114 West Second Street,
Jackets Former price, $18;
Jackets For. price. $14.50;
Jackets Former price, 14;
Jackets Former price, $12;
Jackets For. price, $10.50;
Jackets Former price, 7;
Fur Capes Former price,
$20.75; now. $13.75.
Fur Capes Former price,
$14.50; now. $8.50.
For Capes Former price.
$9.50; now, $5.45.
Don't fail to see onr line be
114 West Second street,
A to E.
114 West Second street
Trimmed Hats Former price,
$6; now, $3.45.
Trimmed Hats Former price,
$5.50; now, $2.98.
Trimmed Hats Former price,
$4.25; now. $1.23.
Trimmed Hats Former price,
$3.50; now, $1.98.
Trimmed Hats Former price.
f 2.50; now V1.5U.
Beaver Top Sailor Hat For
mer price, f i.za; now, owe.
Satin Top Sailor Hats For
mer price. 4c; now. 2c.
Onr Entire Stock of Millinery
marked down accordingly.
Don't Fail to call.
1 14 West Second street.
A STAMP SWAMP.
The Chain Which Mrs. Edna
R. Garman Started.
NOW SHE CAN'T STOP IT.
Inspired by Xob! Purpose, She Con
ceived s Korea Idea Which has Gottea
KaaerUlea Postmaster late a Peck of
Tronble Bock Islaad Contributes.
Three letters were cent from Rock
Island to Kaneville, 111., last week
containing- 10 canceled postage
stamps each. These letters were
numbered 4. 4i ard 60, and they
were to complete the novel chain o"f
stamps which Mrs. Edna II. Garman.
of that little place, is petting up for
the benefit of her crippled ister-in-law.
The entire country is-4econi-ing
interested in this small village
because of the astonishing success of
the now celebrated stamp-collecting
"chain." It has bright into prom
inence two worthy dwellers in Kane
ville, Mrs. Edna R. Garman, better
known to thousands of benevolent
stamp-contributors as Edna Brown,
and the hard-working third-class
postmaster of Kaneville, Mr. Sboe'l
horn. Edna Brown became engaged
to Charles Garman. A sister of her
betrothed is Miss Mettie Garman,
who is a cripple, having been aPilict
ed with spinal trouble for the last 12
years, or since she was C vcars old.
The sister-in-law becoming greatly
attached to the yonng girl, and hav
ing heard of a cripple in Sycamore,
111 , who set out to collect 1, 00O.0)
canceled stamps, frcm the sale of
which he hpc to get money to pur
chase a cork leg, conceived" the idea
of making a similar collection with
a view to getting money to pay for
Miss Garman" treatment in a" hos
pital. The Idea Piexentt-d.
Her idea was, in brief, to collect
canceled postage stamps for her crip
pled sister-in-law along the line of
geometrical progression. The next
day after its inception three very in
offensive looking letters left the
Kaneville postollice, addressed to
three different people and signed by
Mrs. Gar nun's maiden name, Edna
Brown. The letters went on to state
that she was a cripple and desired to
collect a million canceled postage
stamps in order to secure treatment
in a medical college. Each rf the
three persons addressed was asked to
send Miss Brown ten or more can
celed postage stamps and to write
three letters containing similar re
quests; their correspondents to send
i tamps r.nd write other letters, and
so on until the 50th line in the chain
should be forged. Those receiving
letters marked 60 were asked not to
write other letters but to return the
4tfth letter to Edna Brown, thus end
ing the chain.
The First Onslaught.
To appreciate what happened it
must be remembered that Kaneville
is a cross-roads town on the prairie,
without a railroad, nine miles north
west of Aurora. A few days after the
dauntless three letters went forth the
postmaster began to receive a good
many letters for Edna Brown. It
surprised him, knowing every man,
woman, child, and dog in the town
was aware of Miss Brown's marriage.
His surprise soon deepened into as
tonishment, his astonishment into
consternation, and his consternation
into despair. The letters for Miss
Edna Brown kept increasing. They
soon tilled a bushel basket daily.
Then thev tilled several baskets. It
rained letters. Instead of the usual
small pouch the Kaneville mail re
Swamped Out ot Siht.
Miss Brown, who has now become
Mrs. Garman, is receiving from 10,
o;)0 to 15,000 letters a day, and al
ready has on hand millions of can
celed stamps which she does not
want and has no idea how to disjmse
of. Her chief wish now is that
stamps would quit coming.
Postmaster Shoellhorn. meanwhile,
has the distinction of handling more
mail daily than any other fourth
class postmaster ever did. One day
recently he turned over 20,000 letters
to Mrs. Garman.
So far as is known there has been
no offer for the canceled stamps.
The whole outbreak seems to have
been the result of a mistaken idea
that there was a market somewhere
for these worthless bits of paper.
The total cost for the complete chain
would be $64.612.620.0')0.0i)0,00o..
00000. Of course the chain could
not be completed, but if two out of
every three responded. Mrs. Garman
would receive 2.251, XOO.000,000,000
letters and 24.769,800,000.000.000 can
celed stamps at a cost of $135,108,
O'JO.000,000. Around Kaneville everyone is get
ting mad about it. The much
abased postmaster of a small fourth
class oHice draws about $250 a vear,
and is obliged to handle 17,000 let
ters a day and hire an extra clerk.
The mail carrier is mad because he
has no room in his stage fur passen
la Uldea Time
people overlooked the importance ot
permanently ieneficial effects and
were satisfied with trans cnt action,
bnt now that it is generally known
that Syrnp of Figs will permanently
core habitual coDstipatiun, well-informed
people will not boy other
laxative?, which act for a time, but
finally injure the system.
Xutiee to Cash Purchasers!
Take advantage of Aug. E. Nissen's
great cash offer and save 25 per cent
on the price of your srroceries until
March 1. 1895. St-e large hand bills
or telephone o. 1281 lor particulars.
MR. MITCHELL'S FUNERAL.
The Services at S:30 p. as. Tomorrow
Saspeaslon of Business.
The hour of the funeral of the late
P. L. Mitchell has been changed from
2 to 2:30 tomorrow afternoon, when
services will be conducted at the
home on Second avenue. Rev. T. W.
Graf to 1 officiating, assisted by Rev.
W. S. Marquis. The pallbearers
will be: S. A. Lynde, of Chicago, and
C. F. Eynde. of this city, both sons
of the long time partner ot the de
ceased, the late Judge Cornelius
Lynde. and the latter since an associ
ate, and the following attaches of the
bank: II C. Cbamberlin. F. J. Kin
ney, Paul Hamilton. K. T. Anderson
and Will Gest and John Gait, former
ly connected with the bank.
" Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Lynde, of Chi
cago, have arrived to attend the fu
neral, and II. S. Fraser and Phil
Wat -on, of Indianapolis, are ex
pected today, Mrs. Fraser being al
Suspension of Huglne.
The banks will also close in the
afternoon as a tribute of respect to
tbe deceased, as well as the Rock Isl
and stove works and Bug?y works.
while the Rock Island Plow works
will suspend for the day.
A BROKEN ARM.
Little Roy liavls Falls In the Street With
the Above ResalU
While standing on the edge of the
sidewalk iti front of the Harper house
about 7 o'clock last evening, Roy
Davis, the 9-year old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Davis, lost his balance
and foil forward into the street in
such a manner as to break his right
arm between the wrist and elbow.
The little fellow was taken to his
home on Thirteenth street, and Dr.
Myers summoned to set the frac
ture. Loe Iloth I.' gr.
I). Lord, a former resident of this
city, met with a terrible and proba
bly fatal accident at Brooklyn, Iowa,
where he was engaged as switchman
for the C, U. I. & P. Tuesday night,
being run over, and both of his legs
crushed to a pulp at the knee, neces
sitating amputation. Recovery is
doubtful. He was a former brake
man for the Rock Island and resided
in this city until a few months ago,
when he moved to Brooklyn. He is
a married man.
To l. I'rcHlnred Tuesday lor the Benefit of
St Anthony's Hospital.
Tuesday evening next at Harper's
theatre will be presented "McKeti
na's Flirtation," a rousing 3-act coi 1
edy, for the benetit of St. Anthony's
hospital. The play is given by the
St-hnell club, whose endeavor to as
sist this deserving institution should
be shared by the public generally.
There is plenty of singing and spec
ialties are introduced in the piece,
and a lirst-class evening's entertain
ment is assured.
The cast of characters is selected
from our best known local talent:
Tlin WrK- mi
Timothy Alt-KetiES. Jr..
Willi-; h rhasc
J M lllL'an
vike Wc(J litk
.Thort-a- F Knglih
Mickie Tuoin won TbomfH 1's-ry
Mary E ten Kian ltid Alice Kane
War; Klit-u Hjauibir daughter!
!r Thnrcm VmteT
Ann-jut) MnGovcTn Mis? IOtt e K"Cii-ll
..trtrjno O'lMinul! ..Th:mi J Murrav
lit-orge Mi Adtimi
eli;e Ulas Devine
August C. Schmidt, of Edginglon,
and Miss Katie Kadlc, of Buffalo
Prairie, were married yesterday by
Rev. A. C. Mennickc.
Yesterday afternoon at the parson
age of the First M. K. church, George
W. Smith and Miss Ida E. Johnston,
of Milan were married. Rev. F. W.
Merrell performing the ceremony. '
In the cars, sometimes a roaring,
buzzing sound, aro caused by ca
tarrh, that exceedingly disagreeable
and very common disease. Ioss of
smell or of hearing also result from
catarrh. Hood's" Sarsaparilla. the
great blood purilier, is a peculiarly
successful remedy for this disease,
which it cures by purifying the
Hood's pills are the best after din
ner pills, assist digestion, prevent
Mai 41'Rt-U I -eel ore
at the Grand opera house, Haven
port, Monday, l'S. on "Her Royal
Highness, Woman." He enjoys "an
international reputation not only
through his celebrated books, but
lso through the irresistible art and
humor of his lectures. The lecture
is under the auspices of the Library
association. The tickets are 75 and
50 cents. Reserved seat sale begins
at Harrison's pharmacy Friday morn
inrr. The ast.
Generally fair and warmer: north
erly winds, shifting to easterly. To
day's temperature, 10 above.
F. J. W'alz. Obscver.
Yon Doa't Hare to Swear Off,
Says the St. Louis Journal of Agri
culture in an editorial about Xo-To-Bac,
the famous tobacco cure. We
know of many cases cured by Xo-To-Bac,
one, a prominent St. Louis ar
chitect, smoked and chewed for 20
years: two boxes cured him so that
even the smell of tobacco makes him
. sick." No-To-Rac M and guaran
teed by T. H. Thomas. Xo enre no
Day. Book free. Sterling licmcdT
I Co., New York or Chicago.
THE PAPER MILL SEIZURE.
The Proceedings of Tester-day Affecting
the Sears Plaat.
The Chicago Herald of today, re
ferring to the seizure by the North
ern Trust company of the Columbia
Paper company's plant at Scars yes
terday, as detailed in last night's
Foreclosure proceedings were in
stituted in nine different states yes
terday by the Xorthern Trust com
pany, of Chicago, trustee for the
bonds of the Columbia Straw Paper
company, and possession was taken
ot upward of thirty mills. Inability
to meet the interest on its bonded
debt is the cause which led to the
seizure, according to the statement
of the big corporation's legal repre
sentative in this city. Whether the
Columbia fc'traw Paper company will
ba able to pull through its present
trouble and effect a reorganization is
a question in the minds of the stock
holders. The company was organ
ized in January, 1893. and incorpor
ated under the laws of Xew Jersey.
Bonds were issued to tbe amount of
$1,000,000. and the capital stock was
fixed at $4,000,000. three-fourths of
which was preferred.
Many of the largest paper mills iu
the country were absorbed in the or
ganization of the company, the prin
cipal ones being in Ohio, Indiana,
Illinois and Iowa. The prospects,
based on the general business of
1892, were most promising. At the
start the mills were active and the
sales were large. Then came the
panic of 1S93, and the continued bus
iness depression that followed the
panic reduced the demand for the
product, and necessitated the shut
ting down of many of the mills
This caused a further loss on these
properties by reason of the cost of
maintaining and caring for them, in
stead of the prolits which had been
expected from tlieir operation. Large
expenditures, also, were required at
various plants for improvements to
reduce the cost of manufacture. The
working capital of the company was
soon exhausted, and it became una
ble to meet the interest on its bonded
The dance and entertainment
given last evening by Rock Island
camp, V9, M. W. A., in the armory
building, for the purpose of raising
funds to assist destitute Nebraska
neighbors, was well attended, and a
very enjoyable affair.
Miss Minnie Tegcler cntcrta:ncd a
party of about twenty live friends at
her home on Elm street last evening.
Schillinger's orchestra discoursed
music for the dancing, which con
stituted the principal feature of a
most enjoyable evening's pleasure.
Refreshments were served at an ap
Kieth Collins, Mattic Jones, Mor
ris and Elsa Simon and Gabic, Simon
and Blanche Mosenfelder, who com
pose Prof. Otto's private orchestra,
gave a delightful musicale to some
lifty of their young friends, at the
residence of Mr. and Mrs. A. Mosen
fclder. on Twentieth street, yester
day afternoon. Delicious refresh
ments were served at the conclusion
of the program.
Keep your blood pure and healthy
ami you will not have rheumatism.
Hood's Sarsaparilla gives the blood
vitality and richue-s.
leaving Rock Island February
14th. Why not join this excur
sion to the land of
Sunshine and Flowers,
w here the climate is a composite
of all delightful months. We
can insure yon an enjoyable
trip over the most picturesque
routes in a Pullman Tourist
sleeper under the personal
charge of J. C. fiasmusscn.
The cars being under our con
trol, the traveler is secured
against objectionable company,
over-crowding and relieved from
all anxiety regarding details of
the journey, every attention be
ing given to the
Comfort and Pleasure
of passengers. The excursions
have a two-fold object, first to
carry people to the garden spot
of this country; second, if this
decent from desolate winter into
rosy June deligh's the traveler,
we are prepared to show lands in
the Santa Clara Valley, ranging
in price from $65 to $100 per
acre, of which any 20 acre patch
w ill yield a royal income when
planted with olives, prunes, etc.,
etc. Terms of sale one-fourth
down, balance on or before six
years, or if you prefer, $10 per
month until 'paid. We make a
rebate on railroad tickets to all
purchasers of land. For further
particulars apply to .
J. C. RASUUSSEXT
cr EEIDY BROS,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL. .
T .aTX Bk r W1W a
Is the only way to express the big reduc
tion made in prices on the balance of
our winter stock, which consists of
Men's, Boys' and
"Mothers' Friend" Flannel Shirt Waists
50c, 75c, and $1. Thev are bargains for
2 1804 Second Avenue.
Bissell Carpet Sweepers
Are known the world over. The firm make a
good many kinds, but they always, always
guarantee that their "Gold Medal" is the
best they make. JOHN T. NOFTSKER
has the exclusive sale of that. Price always
has been $3.50, but to make it interesting to
the public he has put the price at $2.75 an
unheard of price.
He has a few "Grand Rapids" to close out
Rogers Plated Knives
Standard Plated Knives $1.90 per dozen.
At prices from 50c per pair to $6 per pair.
Good Goods Low Prices at
JOHN T. NOFTSKSR,
Corner Third Avenue and Twentieth St,
See our Fall
Our purpose in advertising is to let everybody
who buys clothing that is all mankind here
about know that our suitings are in, and the
finest ever displayed in the city. You are
respectfully invited to call and see the latest
in patterns and styles.
Calf and leave your order.
You Can Make
No more useful or acceptable
present to anyone than a good
Mackintosh. We have a large
Stock of Ladies, Misses, Gentle
men's and Boys. Styles, Qualities
and Prices will surely please
yon, and now is the time to
make your selection.
Our Hot Water Bottles
Are the Best Made.
Remember your horse and bur
him a good Rubber Cover. It
will pay yon.
Everything in Rubber at the
Rubber Store, pine
WILS02T HAJGHT & CO.
807 Brady street, Davenport-
, btar Block, opposite Harper house.