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THE AKiBUBVTEDKESDAY. DECEMBER 11, 1095,
The Merry Old Soul from Fairyland has
And will welcome all children in his happy
realm. He has taken possession of the en
tire store of Young & McCombs' at 1725
Second avenue, Rock Island. We have ,
moved part of our immense stock to make
room for the grandest and most popular
stock of Holiday goods
Island or vicinity.
We are at the front with one
of the finest lines of Dinner and
Toilet Ware to be found in the
west. Our stock is complete
with nil ' lines of Bric-a-brac
Lumps and Fancy China.
Cups and Saucers.
We bare just opened a fine
line of Fancy Cops and Saucers
in assorted shapes and decora
tions, that we bare put in three
large assortments at 10c, 15c
and 19c. Those at 15c are the
same that you will pay 35c for
elsewhere. Do not mist them.
Those wishing any of these
fads for Christmas can have
tbcm pat to one side to be de
li re red when wished.
1725 Second Avenue,
WE GREET YOU
And invite you to come in and look over one of
the most complete stocks of Holiday Novelties
and finest quality Jewelry ever exhibited in this
city. Do your trading where an established
reputation warrants continued confidence.
H. D. FOLSOH,
1703 Second Avenue.
It Has Often
We sell the entire line
Tlie Largest Stove Plant in the World
Allen. Mirers & Company
, 1821 Second Ave. Opposite the Harper House
The "Jewel" store. ;
ever seen in Rock
For Presents and for the Library
Less Than Publishers' Prices.
Tho Sunday school teacher's
Self-Pronouncing Bibles and up-to-date
in all the latest improve
ments. Contains 4,000 ques
tions and answers, 12 Maps, Ox
ford helps, subject index, 64
plates,' proper names, printed on
imported India paper, corcr Im-
ferial , seal, special sale price,
Holy Bibles Parallel edition
with history of revision both in
Old and New Testament, ar
ranged in parallel column, for
this sale, 90c.
White House Cook Book, worth
12.50, our price 69c.
250 Stafford 12mo series while
they last 14c.
Lives of the Presidents, up-to-date,
Memories of U. S. Grant, 55c.
Complete set, 20 volumes, up-to-date
Encyclopedia, with linen
cover, we will let go in this sale
for 4.95. Only ono set to a cus
tomer. Autocrat of the Breakfast Ta
ble, 19c. '
Shakespearean works. 3 vol
umes, gilt edge, at $1.25.
Thousands of Juvenile books
from 1 cent np.
Call and see our great display
of Toys and Dolls. Open Even
ing. ROCK ISLAND
out to you that
stoves are the
Call and see oar immense
stock of beating stoves. We
ell the finest Oak Store yon
ever laid yonr eyea on, and at
prices that are decidedly in-.
by the Detroit Stove
HONOR THE VICTOR.
Commissioner Medill Greeted
by a Big Demonstration.
BOTH CITIES RECEIVE EDI
Music Pyrotechnics aad General Rrjole-
ba Bbraallae Bis Ketnra From the Battle-
rosed oa Whlok Ha Coeqeered
Ceerratatated M All aides.
When Commissioner Thomas J. Me
dill, Jr., alighted last night from the
Burlington train which bore him from
the Springfield battle ground on
which he secured the Western In
sane hospital for Rock Island county,
Bleuer's band, snrrounded by large
delegations 01 people and entuusi
astic .citizens, utruck up the air of
Hail to the Chief a fitting ex
pression of the gratitude which Bock
Island county people generally feel
for Commissioner Medill, who proved
himself, a modern conqnerer in every
sense of the word in the bitter con
test, attendant by obstacles and lnfla
ence of every description on all sides,
which he had encountered and won.
in MQline, too, the commissioner
was greeted by an outpouring of cit
izens, accompanied by the Light
unard band, and the blowing of
whistles. The band and a number
01 prominent Molioe people came on
to Rock Island with Commissioner
Medill. At the Burlington depot
procession was formed and leaning
on the arms of Mayors Knox, otnock
Island, and bwensson, of Moline,
Mr. Medill was escorted np Second
avenue to Nineteenth street, 'mid
outbursts of cheering, pvrotechnic
displays and every sort of demoa-
st ration. Returning to the Rock Isl
and house, there was a season of
speech-making in which Com mis
sioner Medill was congratulated on
his victorv and eulogized for his
faithfulness. It was a night of good
cheer, and residents of every portion
of the county mingled together and
celebrated as one; ttock Island peo
ple as well as those of Moline re
joiced as enthusiastically as though
it were nearer to them. Xhere was
no sectionalism, as has been the case
in other matters. All jealousies
were thrown aside and the victory
was unanimously rejoiced in. In the
marching of the two bands under the
pyrotechnicai glow, there formed an
other happy illustration of the re'
union of the blue and the gray.
Coagratalatloaa to the Commissioner.
Arriving at the hotel, Mr. Medill
was escorted inside, where he was
congratulated by the many ' who
turned out to celebrate the occasion
Several speeches followed. Mayor
Knox, as chairman, calling upon
State's Attorney Searle. It is with
the greatest pleasure that we wel
come home Commissioner MeJill."
said Mr. Searle. "The rendition o
Hail to the King1 fully expresses the
sentiment of Kock Island county
people. Heretofore there have been
jealousies between different local i
ties, but in the case of where the in
sane hospital would be planted
have failed to see them and tonight
we join as citizens of Rock Island
couuty in demonstrating our feeling
in this manner. He should thank
the board of supervisors for its $2 J,
uuu appropriation, to which action
have not beard one dissenting voice.
notwithstanding the fact that the
amount nearly drained our treasury.
We should thank the newspapers for
their support; our representatives
ana an tne people who assisted in
winning this grand prize. The loca
tion of this institution here is a most
fortunate occurrence, for it is the
first actual recognition Kock Island
county has ever received from the
state and we got it by going atter
it as a united people."
William McEniry said Rock Island
county never made such a concerted
ught. Commissioner Medill re.
turns with the game he wentou
after,ncontinued Mr. McEniry. "No
we should not allow this matter to
lag; we should continue pushing to-
getner until tne appropriation
increased to a million dollars, with
which we will plant on those beau
tiful Watertown hills one of the
grandest institntions of this conn
M. J. McEniry followed with a few
forcible remarks. This is a proud
night not only for Rock Island but
for proud Moline and the entire
connty,n he continued. "A great
victory bss been won through con
certed action. In the future then
let sectionalism be forgotten."
W. A. Meese also made some pleas
Sir. XtdlU Tails of tho Battle.
Aa Mr. Medill arose to respond to
the many words of congratulation
which bad been showered upon him
ne was greeted with loud applause.
I certainly feel kindly toward yon for
thi Hn,H,lnn Roc., Xf - Hf 1 ; 1 1
- - f.w v.VM, fa Mu A'. .
It is more than 1 expected. I tried
to do my dnty irrespective of local,
ity, only of course with a preference
for Rock Island county, and always
remembering my duty to the state.
After canvassing the situation I
found no county meeting nearsjr the
requirements than Rock Island:
Fortifying myself with our advant
ages, which I knew and considered
were superior. I went out to fight
for Rock Island county. It was a
terrible battle. I had more influence
to contend with than I anticipated
financial, political, personal, social
and otherwise. Everything was
done to influence the commissioners
against Rock Island county. Delos
Phelps came before us at Monmouth
and 'spoke against us with all his
force, comparing the county to a
slough and even going so far aa to
become insulting. He said we had
none of the requirements of the in
stitution."" I challenged- his state
ment as beat I could. .These battles
continued until we finally came to
gether at Springfield. The governor
on the first ballot asked if there was
vote for Monmouth. There was
none. . Another vote gave Rock Isl
and county two and Knox one. We
had' won. But, gentlemen, only
after a battle which I hope I never
will be called upon to go through
Mayor Knox also made an appro
priate and brief speech.
- Favara Consolidation.
Mayor Gustav Swensson, of Mo
line, in a neat little speech laid
particular - stress on the fact of
Commissioner Medill's landing
the hospital adjacent to Mo
line having started a sisterly feeling
between Aioiine and liock Island
never occurring before. ' Mayor
Swensson favored consolidation of
the cities, and bis remarks all had a
tendeny in erasing any rival feeling
between the two cities, which he
would like to see united.
. C. H. Pope, who represented the
promoters of the Watertown site at
Springlied, paid a glowing tribute to
Commissioner Medill, whose mod
esty, he said, would not permit him
telling' the people about the more
serious obstacles with which he had
to contend. "The guiding star of his
deliberations, concluded Mr. Pope,
nas Deen nis lairness, auty ana hon
The exercises closed with a few re.
marks by Maj. J. M. Beardslev.
J he music by the consolidated
bands, Bleuer's and the Moline Light
Guard, was a feature of the jollifica
tion, the various selections being rich
not only in volume but in harmony
GRAftD ARMY OFFICERS.
Baford Foot aad tho Womea'a Relief
Corps Have Their Elections.
Buford Post 213 G. A. R. and the
Women's Relief Corps held their
annual elections of officers at Grand
Army hall last evening. At the con
clusion of their deliberations both
organizations joined in an old-
fashioned camp lire, attendant with
speechmaking and music Then a
least prepared by the ladies was par
taken of. The Grand Army officers
Commander W. P. Qnayle.
S. V. C J. N. Gardner.
J. V. C S. B. Hendren.
Q. M. F. C. Hemenwav.
Chaplain W. B. Brunei-.
Surgeon Dr. W. T. Bonghton.
. Officer of the Day Thomas Camp
tell. . Officer of th Guard C. B. Knox.
Delegates to the Department En
campment U. C. Dougherty, J. E.
Lark in: alternates, Andrew Bladel,
The new officers of -the Woniens
Relief Corps are:' ""' "
President Mrs. W. P. Qnayle.
Senior Vice President Mrs. R. R.
Junior Vice President Mrs. HilTT
Treasurer Mrs. F. C. Hemenway.
Chaplain Mrs. B. M. Ells.
Guard Mrs. W. J. Ranson.
Conductress Mrs. George Ha
maker. Order or the Eastern Star.
Last evening Rock Island chapter
260 Order Eastern Star chose the
Worthy Matron Mrs. Maria Kin
yon. Worthy Patron F. H. Schroeder.
Associate Matron Mrs. Myra Ar
nold. , ,
Secretary Mrs. Jennie Johnson.
Treasurer Mrs. F. H. Schroeder.
Conductress Mrs. Anna Harring
ton; associate, Mrs. Henrietta Kra
mer. Leon Conover was presented with
a beautiful watch and chain in re
membrance of the many kind favors
received at his hands, he being the
little son of the retiring matron,
Mrs. Eva M. Conover, who organized
this popular chapter April 13. 1894.
it now being one of the best of the
order in the state. The installation
of officers occurs Jan. 14.
Bawaa ap Woodmea.
The annual election of C. W.
Hawes camp, M. W. A., occurred
last evening with the 'appended re
sult: Venerable Consul P. J. Carey.
Adviser L. V. Eckhart, Jr.
Banker D. G. White.
Clerk Harry D. Corken.
Escort Frank Eckard.
Watchman I. B. Swain.
Sentry I. E. Bourdeau.
. Manager (3 years) W. J. H. Kerr.
Physicians Drs. G. L. Eyster, G.
lea Cess posy's Asa ami.
The Twin-City Ice company at its
" meeting id me oaoiine onice
yesterday afternoon elected the fol
President G. E. Lambert, Rock
Vice President and Treasurer C.
A. Schoeasel, Rock Island.
Secretary J. S. Lease, Rock Isl
and. Manager G. E. Lambert.
Executive Committee J. S. Lease.
C. A. Schoessel, Nels Pierce.
- . Whootock UUcatloa Eaaod.
"A verdict allowing the claimant
$500 waa returned this morning by
the jury in the Wheelock contro
versy, which has occupied the atten
tion of the county court since last
Tuesday. This was on the claim of
Dr. J. B. Wheelock and wife. Nettie,
tne amount oi whose claim was
15,000. The $15,000 daim of Ever
ett - Wheelock against, his uncle's
estate was compromised this after
noon at 17.000.
Cloudy today, clearing tonight and
slightly colder; fair Thursday and
slightly colder; brisk northwesterly
winds. Today 'a temperature 27.
Mrs. M. C. Hoffman Passes
' Suddenly From Earth.
DEATH COKES AT 12:30 TODAY.
Skate at Her Ufa Which Waa One ef Ka
Mo Deede-Haa Beea IsdSpml Maw
Last Jaaa, hat Bar Ceadltlea Waa Ho
Regard ad aa gerteae Other Obttaarr.
; Mrs. M. C. Hoffman, widow of the
late Gen. William Hoffman, died at
her home, 1103 Second avenue, at
12:30 today of a complication of ills.
chief of which appeared to be gastric
croaoie. although death was directly
attributable to heart failure. Mrs.
non man naa been indisposed since
june last, out naa recovered some
what- in the meantime and. her
friends saw her frequently. Since
last Thursday she had been confined
to ner oea. inis morning she waa
seized with a sudden sinking spell
ana expirea ai tne nour stated.
Her maiden name waa Mary C.
Bowers. She was born at North
Hampton, Mass., Dec. 21, 1829.
Her family moved to Island Grove,
Sangamon county. 111., in her early
years, and there she married
Henry DeWolf . afterward moving to
Chicago and later to Bristol, R. I.,
where Mr. DeWolf died. In 1859 she
came to Rock Island to make her
home, and in 1872 she became the
wife of Gen. William Hoffman, who
died in Augnst, 1881. She is snr
vived by her sisters, Mrs. T. J.
Buford, of this city, and Mrs. Anna
Conkling, of Bingham pton, N. Y.
airs, lion man was well known and
greatly . beloved. Endowed with
every good gift, dovoted to her
church, her home and those she
loved, she was ever to be found
actively engaged in all noble under
takings whose aim was the improve
ment oi society, tne betterment of
mankind or the upbuilding of charit
able institutions. The death of snch
a woman is a loss to the community
She will be greatly missed and
TL he funeral arrangements are not
yet completed, but it is expected ser
vices win be held rriday morning at
!. -1 t J
tr. Moaata Faneral.
The remains of Matthias Grant
Mounts, who met such a frightful
death at Ladora, Iowa, yesterday, by
oemg run over oy a ttock. island
train, arrived this afternoon and
were takes to . the residence of hia
sister. Mrs. E. G. Fickenscher. 727
Fifteenth street, from whence the
funeral will occur at 2 o'clock tomor
row afternoon. Rev. C. E. Taylor
ouiciaung. ihe deceased was born
in Andalusia Sept. 13, 1869, and
leaves his father and one sister to
monrn his untimely demise.
Mrs. Bridget McDermott died yes
terday afternoon at her home, in Col-
ona of dropsy, aged 65 - years. Six
children survive. The funeral will
occur from St. Joseph's church, this
city, tomorrow morning.
TALK OF A PRESS CLUB
Revival of a Trl- City Urganlzatlon Beeass
After the jubilee at the Rock Isl-
ana nouse last evening over the re
turn of Commis-ioner Medill and the
location of the Western Insane hos
pital at Rock Island, a number of
tri-city newspaper men dropped into
The akgcs office and thej-.ubject of a
tri-city press club came up incidental
to a general discussion of the friend
iy spirit that should prevail among
all interested in the promotion of
the common interests of the tri
cities. W bile it was not deemed pro
I - . A S . .a m..a
uem to taice action until all the pa
pers were consulted, the feeling of
tnose present representing the ma
jority of the papers was unanimous.
ly in favor of the revival of the sub
ject which has often been talked of in
the past with more or less favor.
Let the Trl-City Press club be
formed, say we, all of us.
For Kldaay Troables
there is nothing better than Clinic
Kidney Cure. Everyone who tries
it will agree to this. For sale at M
F. Bahnsen'a drug store.
A complete line of both
Foreign and Domestic
NEW YORK CREAM.
- Fresh Vegetables and
Frnit always on hand.
OYSTERS RECEIVED DAILY.
Blakesley & McDonald,
2304 Fifth Ave.
e C ABE'S
We have an obiect in riMinina
stock Monday. Tneadav and WaHa.es.
day. three days, every Walking Hat
! tne nouse at lust hair nrim. l-nnk
the mark, divide it in half. that's
th price for three davs. No longer,
half. half. half. ' 8
Our new Candy dec-art men t will be
the center of attraction. Candies
from onr own home factories aa well
as from the east. Gunther's cele
brated Chicago Sweets are known all
over the west aa being the onrest
and best in the land. Candies 6c,
8c, 9c, 10c per pound. We also have
the Geneseo Kid Glove Molasses
Chafing Dishes, the finest mada.
Brass five o'clock Tea Kettla and
Lamps, graduating flame, at 11.32
Bronze Table Gon?. stand and
Gold plated, center draft. Banquet
rinelv decorated rr,iL, j,N
Decorated Jardiniers for 9c.
Plain White I'ntll an K.nn.r,
this week 22c p-r set.
100 new bargains ratwtnul In !
department during the. past two
days, to which we invite special at
tention this week.
1720. 1722. 1724. 1726
Is what yon're playing, is it? Going without
an Overcoat such a morning as this! Quit the
game. Come to Sommers A La Velle and open
In the shape of an Irish Friese Ulster extra
long, and the nearest thing to a Polar Bear Skin
this side of Alaska FOR THE PRICE. Is there
anything else you need in Winter Clothes?
In Rock island hs heard of onr $10 Suits. Hun
dreds of satisfied customers are wearing them.
If you want to take advantage of thia aale now
is the time to buy.
1804 Second Avenue.
$2 YOUR CHOKE FOR
Remember it only takes $2 to secure a pair.
Schneider's Central shoe store;
181S SECOND AVE. HARPER HOUSE BLOCK.
mtm nsuv eyeae
ahowa the character of
the Roek Inland Steam
Laundry's work. It
also signifies that it
treat the pablic white.
Coats and Wraps.
This week we shall make a supreme
effort to reduce or cloak stock. By
actual count we now have only a few
less than 1,000 Coats and Wraps om
band. - too many by. half. , lhis
week the knife goes deeper than ever.
We have laid oat 150 garments at $
each (yonr choice for $5. f They are
the great bargains of the year.- They
were $8; they were $9.50; they were
$11 and 912.60. Now thia week while
they last all $5 all. everyone your
choice $5; take yonr pick for $5.
There are long Coats and abort
Coats, all newest and latest styles,
but not every size left yonr size
may be among them. We also put
out SO new Shot Jackets, large
sleeves, swellest styles, $2.75; ahoald
be $6. Hurry if yon want any of
this lot. Another lot of Mis'ses'
Jackets, 12 to 16 years, new, nobby
style $2.37; only 43 in this lot; if
you want one come early.
500 other garments 'marked at
prices to make quick sales. Some
one-half and others one-third former
The holiday shopping in this de
partment haa set in fnll tide. Kle.
gant new things are being received
by almost every express train and
the splendid idea of" early Christmas
chopping can be carried on to a most
satisfactory conclusion here.
and 1728 Second avc.
Lvlies' cloth top wslt, pat. tip. reg.
" eons weH, plala, "
- tare "
" wait -
- tare "
We are bound to close the
above goods oat, and by offering
them at $2 a pair, ever lady
ought to secure a pair before
they are all sold. Convince
yourself by calling on ns to ex
amine the goods.
PHONE 1293. 4