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THE ARGUS," SATURDAY. APRIL 20, 189S.
Pattern 1 Hartford
To mc them everywhere.
Model 40 Columbia
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COLUMBIA LEADS THEM ALL.
COLUMBIA, OLDEST FACTORY IN THE COUMRT,
The Pope Manufacturing Co. compelled all high grade
wheels to come down to their price, $100: will also carry
a line of Hartford cycles, manufactured by the Pope
Manufacturing Co., and Crescents, made by the Western
Wheel Works the largest wheel factory in the world.
1820 Second Avenue,
Bicycle beauty comes
from graceful lines and
fine finish, in which points
Columbia bicycles excel.
But there is more than
mere looks to recommend
a Columbia. Back of the
handsome design and elegant
finish is a sterling quality
that over the roughest
road and the longest
journey will carry the
rider with safety and satis
faction. Buy a
or a HARTFORD.
StnJ toco -ct Stamps for a
Columbia Cttzlogtu; fret if
jeu call at a Columbia xAgtncp.
TOLD ABOUT TOWN.!
Protest Against Slovenliness as
to Streets and Walks.
SHOULD CONTROL BAD HABITS.
The Bit Craze at It FaU Helen! la Rock
Itea4 Leada Other Citle la the Kaaa
ha at Wheel CMd-Oeeala of the Waak
of Tartoaa Sorts.
1 do wish some action could be
taken such a will insure clean streets
and walk," said a citizen the other
ay. Xow that we hare both prop
erly (Trailed and substantially im
proved at great expense, it seems to
me a inning matter to prevent the
slovenly appearance that is bound to
be the effect of the tossing of pieces
of paper into the street and expecto
rating on the sidewalks. There
should be a crusade by municipal
ordinance asrainst the one and a
moral crusade supported by cleanli
ness and public pride against the
other. There is nothing that so lit
ters and disfigures the streets as
pieces of waste paper; besides they
involve danger to lire and limb by
frightening horses. As far as ex
pectorating on the sidewalks is con
cerned. it is a filth habit that can be
controlled. One may just as readily
step to the edge of the walk as to be
so inconsiderate of others as some
Bonn for the Bike.
It is beginning to be a matter of
comment among visitors to Rock Isl
ana the number of bicycles that there
are in tne city. Uno traveling man
remarked last evening that he had
not in his travels and his territory
is a considerable portion of the wes
tern country seen so many bikes in
a single town as there are in Bock
Island. The fact is. the craze, if
such it may be called, is on its toi-
niost wave here; the streets at mgbt
are alive with wheels, and the street
car company and the livery stables
are beginning to realize to their sor
row that the now popular mode ot
travel, recreation and amusement is
a verv formidable competitor.
Talking about bicycles, however.
down-town citizen of anything but
diminutive statue who has been very
much in earnest of lato in his deter
mination to master a safety, came np
n a street car this morning, and
when he alighted with a fearful limp.
considerate friend inquired anx
iously it be was having bis "old
rheumatic troubles again."
Rheumatic. ! was the emphatic
reply. -1'neumatic would be more
ike it. Ibis bicycle business is not
what it is cracked up to lie. Talk
about there being no trick in learn
ng to ride a wheel. Those who have
not tried it don t know anything
about it. : I have been there, and the
nscquenc'i is that I was prettv
nearly killed and got a badlv
sprained ankle into the bargain
Don't think that I shall ever mount
a wheel again. I got a good lesson;
one that will probably save my life
You never know when you are going
to tret the worst ot it in this bi- vele
business. Ireacnery lurks in every
spoke and every turn of the wheel.
You think yon have smooth sailing
just when you don't. That was my
case this morning. I was skimming
along as sweetly as a spring breeze
when all of a sudden 1 went bang up
against a curb. I took a header and
went home with a limp. A number
of lady friends who witnessed my
misnap nearly went int'i convulsions
over it. Then they tried to soothe
me bv begging that 1 never attempt
so hazardous an undertaking again
But I can ride a wheel it I want to.
but do not think I shall want to for
;OS8IP OF THE WEKK.
Palufol faperlcae. la the latere! of
Nubrtotj A Coaeharaa'a Celebration,
The druggist's wife concluded to
visit a lady friend residing in her
neighborhood, anticipating anything
but a family unpleasantness which
she witnessed, and becoming inter
ested in the argument tendered her
services in the physical test folio1
ing, emerging from the shuffle with
decidedly the worst 01 it she was
returned home with a sprained an
The woman had fairly entered
upon the vocal exchange with her
friend, when the son's arrival was
announced. He was accompanied by
one of those "conditions," which gives
the bearer a hump-backed appear
ance, additional visionary gifts, and a
limber-like and unbalanced feeling
generally. His refreshment carriage
was taxed to such an extent that
perambulation was just possible, his
steerage capacity being operated un
der such disadvantages as to make
collisions with sidewalk inclines,
fences and pedestrians unavoidable,
Beside the cargo of hops crowded
beneath his vest so tight as to cause
an impediment in bis vocabulary, he
carried a flask loaded with the
extracts of rye. The mother up
braided him lor indulging in such an
amount of exhilarating fluids, and
for forgetting all sense of decency
and coming home in a beastly state
ot intoxication. He couldn't say
much he was tired. 1 be sister as
sisted her mother in the tongue lash
mg. and thev laid it down to him,
uniil their sweet and clear voices hd
become hoarsed unto basso. Bu
when he pulled forth the bot
tle there was renewed commotion
He was asked to discard it, but no
he would keep it near by to preven
any danger of his becoming sober.
The mother commanded him to give
it up. Her patience waa tried to the
extreme, and she endeavored to se
cure it by physical force, grappling
with the young man i a motherly
manner. In iVa the daughter alfo
. assisted, but the son was too, much.
Here was a chance for the druggist's
wife, who had been watching the pro
ceedings in utter astonishment, to
distinguish herself an one against in
temperance This would be possible
by assisting a mortiuea mother in
preventing her son from partaking
of the intoxicating fluid contained in
the bottle. So into the Iray she
started. It only took a few minutes
of clove contact with the atmosphere
la skee. : to make the women s
understanding rather unsafe, for all
four fell over onto the floor iu a heap.
The visitor was the one new most in
need of assistance. She couldn't
navigate and as a result she is nu ra
ng a sprained ankle.
Caaght the Coach mae.
The coachman employed by one of
our well-to-do famines is minus a
situation. During the family's ab
sence from the citv he enioved life
mmenselv. abnsing the privileges
entrusted to his care. If the even
ing on which he was unknowingly
captured while the festivities were in
progress, be any criterion, ho not
only made things decidedly pleasant
for 'himself for a length of time to the
punishment of the household expense
account, but assumed the role of a
jolly good fellow and shared his ex
travagance with a party. of friends.
This evening a gentleman member of
the family returned unexpectedly,
and going to the house, discovered
the coachman and several lady and
male friends partaking freely of the
family unperishable refreshments and
having a social time generally. Such
unadulterated nerve exercised by the
horse-guardian worked on bis digni
ty, but he said not a word until the
next morning, when the coachman
was mildly informed that their rela
tions as employer and employe were
do longer extant. I he coachman
asked for explanations, but was told
they were unnecessary. He was
asked to look backwards, consider
3 conduct, and he would find that
it justified dismissal.
Stetson's big "Cncle Tom's Cabin"
company will be seen at Harpers
theatre next Monday night. J. be
Wilmington, Del., Sunday Star says
01 the company:
Stetson's company presented
Uncle Tom's Cabin' to a large and
appreciative audience at the Grand
opera house last evening. The cast
is a strong one. In the third act the
landing of the boat, -R E. Lee,' and
the happy darkies working on the
levee and the child Eva's fearful
precipitation into the river and her
rescue by Tom was a life picture,
Between the acts Stetson's uniformed
band, which is mostly composed of
colored men. enlivened the audience
bv discoursing southern pastimes.
Theodore Thomas,' the great or
chestral director, will play a pow
erful program in Davenport. He
appears there Thursday evening.
April 2o, with his Chicago Symphony
orchestra. Kvery indication points
to an audience worthy of the fame of
this organization, and the surround
ing cities will contribute their quo to
of hearers. The program embraces
the new American symphony bv
Doorak, which is based upon the
folk-songs of this country, and which
is creating widespread omment
wherever it is played; two Wag'
nerian numbers of violent contrast.
Ride of the Walkyries" and "Voices
of the Forest;" Uolmark's brilliant
wedding march; the Dornroescheu'
waits bv Tcbaikowky; List'sliun
garian rhapsody No. I. and a trio ot
solos. MUs Electa Gilford, the
young soprano, will appear twice and
Bruno Heindel will render the bean
tiful "Fantasia," by Scrvais. on his
Few companies are deservedly
more popular than that headed by
the famous Liliputians. No wonder
then that their engagement at the
Burtis opera house, which will be
Sunday and Monday. April 21 and
22, is eagerly expected. Ther will
appear in the new spectacular ex
travagaoz. "Hampty Dumpty up to
Date," and it is no mean praise when
it is stated that this is the most
sumptuously mounted and finest
production in which the Liliputians
have appeared. A he scenes are daz
zling in their gorgeousness, and the
ballets of the prettiest and most
pleasing character. They include
the ballets of drinks, flies, preciou
stones and metals are of an unusual
Iv elaborate and excellent character,
There is lots of prettv dancing, and
the costumes are of the handsomest
Miss Marie Jansen comes to the
Burtis opera bouse Wednesday even
ing, April 24. in Glen MacDonough 1
comedy, "Delraonico's at Six," and
that she will have a hearty welcome
may be reasonably predicted. Her
experience as a star has proven that
she is as bright, piquant and vivi
cions ia comedy, she was in comic
opera, a held in which she has few
equals on the American stage. At
Trixie Hazelmere she has charmed
all those who have seen her, and
established a lasting reputation
carefully selected company will assist
Miss Jansen in presenting this de
lightful comedy, which the press and
public have pronounced one of the
most entertaining and refined.
well as original productions by an
Of medicinal agents is gradually rele
gating the old-time herbs, puis.
draughts and vegetable extracts to
the rear and bringing into general
use the pleasant and effective liquid
laxative. Syrup of Figs. To get the
true remedy see that it is manufac
the California Fie Svrup
fVt. nnl. Fnr aalo K all iMurtinarl
j druggists. ?
Leaf lard at Schroeder's.
Assistant Postmaster J. E. Elliott
has gone to Chicago on a visit.
Don't fail to read Jackson A Durst
ad. if von have money to invest.
Select nursery stock of all kinds
for sale at corner ot Fourth and Main
The Rock Island Turner society will
give a grand gymnastic exhibition at
its hall this evening! Admission 25
It costs only half as much to run a
Detroit Jewel" gas stove as any
other. Allen, Myers A Co., will ex
plain it to you.
The marriage of a prominent Rock
Island society lady and a gentleman
from Minneapolis will occur about
the middle of next month.
Fine residence lots on Twentieth.
Twenty -first and Twenty -second
streets for sale on easy terms. See
adv. M. M. Sturgeon, attorney at
John Castello invites yon to his
grand opening and lunch at the old
stand of John Collum & Co., No.
2524 Fifth avenue, Saturday evening.
The first dnty of the bead of a
family is to guard the health of his
family. To do so, keep Carse &
Ohlweiler's carbonated good a in the
bouse. Telephone 1014.
1 be people of the r irst ward are
going to give Henry Webliog a good
majority lor alderman, lie knows
the wants of the people, is proud of
his part 01 town, and will make
When your piano needs tuning or
any kind of diuicnlt repair, don't
miss to engage John Stem, the only
expert piano maker and tuner in the
three cities. Hois able to please
you. Residence 0O6 Second street.
Austin 1K bio if, rh. it., presi
dent of Shurtlell college. Upper Al
ton, will speak at the First Baptist
church Tuesday evening, on 'Chris
tian fclucation. Dr. Je Blois is a
young man, and is of very superior
education. President Harper, of the
Chicago university, who knows him
intimately, regards him as one of
the brainiest young educators of the
B. Y. P. U Founders1 day will be
observed at the First Baptist church
. - . 1
tomorrow. The sermon in the morn
ing will have special -reference to
In the evening the B. Y. P. D. will
conduct the services. . There will be
addresses, recitations and songs
1 he Junior union will give a very
fine exercise, with "Concluding
Thoughts on Oar Baptist Heritage
The service both morning and even
ing will be of very special interest.
Saaday Bat nine.
At Trinity chapel. Rev. R. F.
Sweet, rector, even song and Sunday
scnooi at z:au p. m.
At Trinity church. Rev. R. F.
Sweet, .rector. Celebration at 7 a.
m.- Matins and sermon at 10:45 a
m. Even song at 7:30 p. m.
At the Central Presbyterian.
preaching at 10:45 a. m. and 7:30 p.
m., by ira W. Allen, of Chicago.
Sunday school at 9:30. Christian En
deavor meeting at 6:45. p. m.
At the United Presbvterian church
Rev. Best, of Chicago, will preach
at 10:30 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Sab
bath school at 9:30, and Young Peo
ple met ling at t:4o p. m.
At the Christian chnrcb, service at
10:40 a. m. and 7:30 p. m., conducted
by the pastor. Rev. T. W. Grafton
Morning subject, "Faithful Unto
Death." Evening. "The Soul's To
morrow." Sunday school at 9 15 a.
m. Y. P. S. C E. at 6:30 p. m.
At the First Methodist church.
preachiDg services at 10:45 a. m. and
i :4a p. m. by the pastor. Rev. F. W,
Merrell. Morning subject. "Walk
ing by Faith;" evening, "The Para
ble of the Leaven or the Pervading
Influence of the Gospel." Sunday
school at 9:30. Young People's
meeting at 0:40.
At the Immnnnal Baptist, Forty
lourtn street. Key. w. H. - Stickel,
pastor, will preach at 10:45 a. m
and 7:30 p. m. Morning subject,
"A Consultation With the Master."
The evening service will be con
ducted by the general secretaries and
workers from the Y. M. C. A. All
young men are especially invited,
Sunday school at 3 p. m.
, At the First Baptist, Sunday will
oe oDserveu as k. x. v. v. rounders1
.1 c- . .
uay. oerniun in tne morning on
"Ought the Young People to be
Christians or Wait Till Grown to
Maturity Before Accepting Christ?"
In the evening the Young People's
union win conduct the service. Ad
dresses, papers, recitations, special
music, ouuaay scnooi at S:3U a. m.
George H. Kingsbury. snnerintnrl
ent. B. Y. P. L. meeting at 6:30 p,
m., leader, Thomas Campbell. Topic,
-risoers 01 men xnrougu rthe nun
day bchool." Junior union at 2:30
One and a half teaspoonfula
Horsford's Baking Powder
gives better results than two
full teaspoonfuls of any other.
Over 2Q0" Refrigerators
AT LESS THAN
BE CLOSED O' T
W. .HOL ROOK.
Nos. 103, 105 and 107 East Second street
Mme. Kellogg's Treatise
On Garment Cutting: anfl Makinsr.
Few who call themselves cutters realize the true meaning of
the word. The art of dress cutting does not consist merely
in regulating the highness or looseness of a garment, but in
so cutting and combining the different parts that when
made into a gown it shall conform to the shape of the person
for whom it is designed, without wrinkles or distortions. Thia
requires talent of no mean order, and any system of princi
ples that will assist the modist should be hailed with glad
ness. Whatever simplifies the making of dresses helps to
move the machinery of life. Formerly there was no origi
nality, no distinctive character connected with dress mak
ing, but in this age of woman's progression, queerly devel
oped ladies can be clothed with graceful draperies and har
monious colors as well as was our Helen of Troy.
French Tailor System.
Mme. Kellogg, profiting by the tailors' way of cutting
clothes for gentlemen, has invented a series of graduated
scales which she uses in connection with the tailor square,
sleeve and dart rule, achieveing beautiful results. We court
candid investigation as to the perfection and simplicity of
our FRENCH TAILOR SYSTEM. Our school and dress
making parlors open day and evening. Call upon or address
Ryan Block. Second Floor, Davenport.
"Where are yoa goioc. my pretty maid J"
"I'm coin- -ridinf. sir." she said.
"Kay I go with yon, my pretty maid?"
"Yes, U yoa can, klad sir,'' she said. "Miaa ha
McCABE bkOS.. Sole Agents.
1720, 1722, 1724, 1726 and 1728 Second Av.
JHX 8TH1FEP, Proprietor.
M01 Second Aveno. Corner of Bureantb street - Oppotlta O-rper Tbettrs
The choicest Wine, Liquors. Beer and Cigars always on hand
Tim Loach rmy day.
Contractor and Builder.
Shop and Residence No. 811 Third avenue.
Mrs. S. Smith,
1805 Second Ave..
MANUFACTURERS' PRICE MUST
IMMEDIATELY ..... i ! '
Cvakgai af Riaftkt McyclM a.
lUariwIcri. fare toll rd a abort antic
Buy, Sell and Manage
property. Collect Rents.
The old fire and time
tried companys repre
sented. Rates as low
as anv reliable company
Tour Patronage is Solicited. .
Office 1820, Second Av. "
Harper He War