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THEAKGUS, MONDAY. DECEMBER 30, 1095.
SPECIAL CLOAK SALE
NOW ON AT-
1721 Second Avenue.
We put our entire Cloak stock on sale at preatly
reduce 1 rrice t m ke
determine 1 ti carry none
We will give you a $16 cloth Jacket, QQ QQ
Jate.t style Ripple and Barclay cloth, W0
We will g:ve you a $15 Jacket, roth- Cyy X(
ing ever offered lor $15 or better, for P ' OXJ
We will give a $12 Jacket, 36-inch
lonjf, fancy, all wool, velvet collar. Of PCfY
has been $12, for .... J?UaJ
We give a genuine Beaver Jacket, QO QQ
that always sold for $7.50, for - - - S?0VO
We will sell you Plush Capes, Martin
trimmed, full sweep, that brought
$24 easy in season, but now we Ol ( f(
put them on sale at pivf .vfV
We place another lot of fine Plush Ol ( Kf
Capr-s, worth $28, at - - . VAU.iU
Any garment in our immen e stock vou can takr
your choice of at greatly rrduced prices Come early
before sizes are all broken.
over, that's certain
1725 Second Avenue,.
WE GREET YOU
And invite you to come in and look over one of
the most complete stocks of Hoi 'day Novelties
and finest quality Jewelry ever exhibited in this
city. Do your trading where an established
reputation warrants continued confidence.
H. D. FOLSOM,
Allen, Mvers & Company
PAY THE FREIGHT
TO ANY PART OF THE COUNTRY.
They offer you the
finest S'SZZZ. A Best
4 rilAYraL 1
lUTOEST STOVE mm
And they go one better than any other dealer for
THEY PAY THE FREIGHT.
EVERY STOVE GUARANTEED.
1821 Second Avenue. v
a cban sweep, a we are
over from one season to
We will never carr th m
Opposite Harper House
An Anniversary Occasion to be
TEES YEAR'S AHIOUICEMENT.
A Chmaff to Almw Rlrar Co
Md thm httfHti or tho BnMpla Cutl
-Wkil Daveaport U DoIok la Thla I turn
Secretary John W. Bryant, of the
executive committee of the Improve.
men 1 01 western waterways, has
sent out the official announcement of
the resolutions proposing "Water.
ways Day." It is dated New Orleans
and urges that all boards of trade
and other important commercial or
ganizations observe the second Tues
day of January as a day upon which
to hold mass meetings and pass reso
lutions and memorials urging upon
congress the necessity for the im
provement of the western waterways.
The resolutions adopted by the
Vicksburg convention read as fol
Resolved. That the second Tues
dav of January of each vcar be
known as "Waterways Day"" and is
hereby selected and set apart as a
day on which the people of the great
lakes and throughout the Ohio. Mis
souri and Mississippi valleys shall
through their boards of trade and
other representative bodies, adopt
suitable resolutions setting forth the
necessity for the improvement of
tneir waterways ana calling upon
congress lor adequate appropria
tions; and further
Resolved, That the press through
out this section, mentioned, be, and
is hereby requested to give due
prominence to this important matter
and extend its aid in making "Water
ways Day" a prominent and unique
Davenport is responding to the
appeal and Capt. Lon Bryson, of the
mv00 a .amviaiiiiiu wuililli
tee on waterways, is preparing i
leaflet bearing on the Hennepin
canai to oe reaa "waterways uay.
when the Davenport Business Men's
association is to hold a mass meeting
to give expression to the sentiment
prevailing in that city. Rock Island
should adopt a similar coarse, as
there is no subject of so great im
portance to the city as that pertain
ing to the development and mainte
nance 01 waterways.
Importance of Watar Traffic.
In conversation with Capt. Walter
A. Blair Saturday afternoon that
gentleman said to a reporter of the
"There is a certain amount of
shortsightedness on the part of
majority of the people as to the value
of water as a means of carrying
ireigni. it snouia De Drought before
the people more than it is and its
importance impressed upon them.
The fact of the matter is that in the
neighborhood of 31.000.00J tons of
freight have been carried npon the
Mississippi and Ohio rivers and their
tributaries during the past season.
As an illustration of the advantages
of river navigation over railroads I
can give a striking instance. The
Louisville & Nashville railroad com
pany has just purchased a large
Mississippi river steamer, the May
flower, which it will put in the trade
uetween aavannan, renn., and St.
Louis. It is not because the com-
fiany does not make these cities, for
t does and many intermediate points
aiso. kji course it does not touch all
of them, but it does touch many of
them. It is done because the long
naui on certain classes of freight can
oe maae better ana more cheaply bv
water. The a earner Mayflower is "a
large boat, it measures 44-foot
beam and has a carrying capacitv
equal to any boat I know of that
makes St. Louis.
"One may get a fair idea of the
business done on the lower MUfUsip
pi by watching the shipments out of
New Orleans of cotton and other
southern products. It is an almost
taily occurrence te read of from one
to jour or five of the Urge ocean
steamers leaving that port with
20,000 bales of cotton aboard. The
principal portion of this is taken to
N. w Orleans by boat. In the same
manner one may get a lair concep
tion of the river business of the Up
per Mississippi by noting the depart
ure 01 vessel t lor M. Lrfuiis. How it
is just the other day that I pickeJ
up a St. Louis paper and glancing
over the ahippit.g 1 saw where a ve
sel had left port with a cargo of two
cr three thousand ton. That same
thing may happen two or three or
even half a d zen times each day. 1
only mention this to illustrate the
vast amount of carrying done on the
rivers or the Mississippi valley and
to snow tne vast importance to us
right here of the Hennepin canal. We
should do everything in our power
to impress these matters upon the
members of congress, so that they
will not overlook us in the future as
they have in the past."
Tko Mod.ra Mothar
Haa fonnd that hnr littla
improved more by the pleasant laxa
tive. Svrnn of Fiira. when in nri f
the laxative effect of a gentle reme.
ay urn oy any otner, ana that it Is
mora accentahla tn thm rrhiMr..
enjoy it and It benefits them. The
remeuy. ojrnp 01 rigs, is man-
f . 1 j l - . .
Syrup company only.
The neraoB who diatnrh1 t-fa
gregation last Sunday by coughing is
a J . II . . . " . r, . .
injurami to ciu at m. r . Dannaen s
drug store and get a bottle of Foley's
Honey and Tar (50 cents) which al-
Subscribe for Ta Abop-.
ECCENTRIC JOHN DILLON.
Haa mm A'
Talklaa- Aboat Hia PrafaaUua,
John Dillon on the stage and John
Dillon off tho stage are two distinct
people. One who sits in the forum
of the theatre and is at once con
vulsed with laughter and enraptured
with admiration of the veteran come
dian, would not for an instant think
of him as an unapproachable iceberg
in tne social worm, let such is
true. When Dillon steps before the
footlights he enters a new world.
He forsakes himself and with the
earnestness and originality charac
teristic ol the man be ceases to be
John Dillon the citizen and becomes
John Dillon the actor. In the latter
role he is known to the public, and
hence it is that the eccentricities
of his everyday life are concealed
from the public. John Dillon has
been corainir to Rock Island for a
great many years. In his palmiest
days and be is at the top of his pro
fession still union piayea in the old
uart's hall, llow many times he
has been here since he does not
know himself, at least ho pretends
not to know. Dillon is older nftw
than be used to be, the relentless
hand of time having furrowed his face
and whitened his hair, lie is an old
man now, safely on the shady
Biaeoi u, out nis countenance re
flects the remarkable career through
wnicn ne nas passea. x et he is as
vigorous to all appearances as ever.
Dilloa la Eecaatrlc
Dillon in the profession has
the repuration of being one of
the most eccentric comedians on
tne stage ana tnose who ap
proach him will not denv that his
reputation is well earned. An Ab
gus representative ventured to make
some inquiries of the great comedian
at the Harper this morning as to
when he first came to Rock lrlaud.
Yon must talk to my manager,
was the actor's abrupt reply to the
"Well, but your manager perhaps
aoes not Know about this," persisted
Ton can't talk to me anyway,
talk to my manager. I am nothing
dui a nirea man, ana nave nothing
to ao with ."
"Bat the public would like to
know something of yon perhaps.
further interrogated the reporter
wno was beginning to get interested
in the man.
"I don't care for the public. I've
got nothing to care for. What do
care for? I've got some grand chil
dren l care for them.';
"When did you first come to Rock
"I don't know."
"But can you not tell about the
time?" ' - -"Well,
in 1801." '
Impressed with this huge joke, the
press representative became more
solicitous in hopes of drawing forth
another fanny crack, so the corned'
tan was numoiv asked to be more
precise about the date.
"Oh about twenty or thirty years
ago," came the curt answer.
'How many times have you played
"Don't know, don't know. I'm
nothing but a Keeley comedian," ex
hibiting a badge of the Keeley insti
"How long ago did you become a
The reporter, feeling gratified that
oe naa learnea so much, withdrew
Dillon is working on a salary and
has nothing to do with the manage
ment of his company, and he adheres
to his accustomed policy of having
no intercourse whatever with the
members of the company away from
the theatre. He is said to be em
phatically opposed to playing to pop
ular prices, but the present engage
ment here and in Davenport was
put in merely to till out, as at
Galesburg New Years day the com
pany returns to one night stands
ana regular prices.
Tho Blaaleal Brcttal.
The 4'th recital of the Rock It-lan
Amateur HUHtcal club will hn o-iven
hi Association hall tomorrow after.
noon at S o'clock. The Hub will be
assisted bv Mia Clara Rll Her of
Terra Haute, Ind., whoe execution
is nnished and remarkable, and al.-t
by lr. (u-tav St ohm. Snencer Rob
inson, Oscar Schmilt. J. P. Hubbell
and S. T. Bowlbv. This holiday pro-
K'om naa neen arranged by Mrs. J
K. Kimball, and in addition to thi
one mentioned those who will par
tieipate are Mrs. L. Simon, Miss
Amy Hney. Miss Hasa. Miaa Clara
Woltmann, Miss Pauline Wnltmann
ana Mrs. fcdith Bashee Ullemeyer.
Jfow Ycora at tho T. K. O. A.
There will be a watch mMiimr
the Y. M. C. A. tomorrow nifrht
ruiu ivw 12 to wnicn an man in
invited, and the departure of the old
anu tne a'lrent of the new year will
thus be fittingly attested. For New
Tear's day Secretary Bailey an
nounces a game of basket ball at 4
p. m.. and a reception in the evening
iruui 4 ;sn to iu wnon ih. t'nmptk
league of the First M. E. church will
bbcvo rcireauments. v
Partlv clondv ntu.
sibly light snow flurries this evening
or tonight, aliirhtl-r mM .n;v...
fair Tuesday and rising temperature.'
" iMua vtrcuming soutaeriy
Tuesay. Today's temperature, 28.
F. J. Wiu, Observer.
Do not take any substitute when
vou ask for the one true blood puri-
tier. Hood's Sarsaparilla, Insist upon i
uooa s and only Hood's. I
Andrew Guthrie Arrested for
Abandoning His Children. r
BOUTO OYER TO THE GBAID JUST.
Taa Chare Prafarrod by His Former Wife
Wao riia4 to Kaeaiva too AUaaoay Stlo
a tad la Bar Divorce Daeraa Otfcar r
ilea aTattara. -
Andrew Guthrie was placed nnder
300 bonds pending the grand jury's
action on a charge of child abandon
ment in the police court today.
About a year ago Guthrie's matrimo
nial alliance with Mrs. Johanna
Guthrie was severed at the solicita
tion of the wife, whose accusations
were not questioned by the husband.
The court also allowed Mrs. Guthrie
a stipulated sum to contribute to
ward the support of her two children
gin and boy. , But Guthrie, it
appears, ignored these requirements.
leaving tne citv presumably to for
get his family unpleasantness. He
remained shy of Kock Island until
last Saturday, when he bobbed n j in
inq community on which he had not
gazea for a considerable length of
time. The former wife became aware
of his presence this morning and
swore out a warrant in Magistrate
Schroeder's court charging him with
aoanaon;og bis children. He was
arrested forthwith by Officer Kra
Joha Ollbvartt's Ja.
John Gilbeartt is the possessor of
200 acres of land near Brooklyn, la.,
and has an enviable bank account.
but he will get into trouble occasion'
ally. Saturday be had business in
Rock Island. He tampered too reck-
lessiy with our .bop supply and
finally drifted into Staassen's liverv
barn office and fell into sweet reixise,
It required the assistance of the po
nce to arouse mm ana be was takn
to tne cooler, today be was as
sessed 3 and costs, which he paid
too went nis way rejoicing.
Find Sosoa Ctottilag.
There is a plush cape and muff
hanging up at police headquarters.
The articles were found in the upper
saw mill yards Saturday afternoon
by Edward Jensen. The goods were
wrapped up in a bundle and were
probably discarded by partie
discovering that their plunder was
too conspicuous to safely venture
Miss Phillipps gave a social party
to the Rock Island Turn Verein Sat.
urday evening in honor of her
brother, Alfred, of Chicago, who was
greatly surprised. Among those
present were: Mr. and Mrs. Phil
lipps, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pfaff.
Misses Annie Bishop, Mary Bishop,
Annie Rittich, Mary Rodell. Lili
Mitsch, Emma Rahn, Theresa Huber,
Katie Obge, Emma Henrichson, Lav
tie Henrichson, Minnie Walff, Mar
tha Phillipps and Emma Greve.
Messrs. William Rittich, W C
Horst, H. J. Horst, Albert A. Eihl.
Arthur Einfeldt. Joseph Green. John
Buch, Edward Hammcrich, Edward
Gopel, Philip Bishop. The hos
tess. Miss Phillipps, made it i
most pleasant evening. The party
indulged in a sumptuous supper and
dance. The music was by members of
tsieuer s orchestra. Alfred rhillips
spent Christmas at home and left
for Chicago this morning.
Mo Naw Year's Add
Adhering to the policy adopted
some years ago, Tne Arqcs will this
season have no New Year's carriers
a-ldresses, it having been found not
altogether satisfactory to patrons of
the paper, some of whom for various
reasons are not in a position to favor
a carrier in this way but feel called
upon when presented with an ad
dress hence the discontinuance. This
however may not entirely discourage
subscribers whose carriers have been
faithful and prompt dut ing the year
in showing their appreciation of the
service, as the rising generation will
not be found prone to accept any
lavor mat may be onerea.
' TBS ARGUS. 10c a week, rlflivan.
very .evening at your door.
All the Season's
" AN be found at BI.AKES-
Nuts and Dates,
Extra Choice Apples
Big Line of Candies,
Foreign and Domestic Cheese
Drop in and see our Elegant Store
BLAKESL6Y Si MrDnNAf n
OLA"LfcY 01 WW-UOWALD,
8304 Fiftfc Aye. Phone 11M.
Muslin Underwear.' I
A Golden opportunity to aave SSI '
per cent (cne third) on the finest up-to-date
Muslin Underwear eyer
showa In the west.
We have placed on sale in one
Muslin Underwear department, sec
ond floor, the entire sample lines of
two of the largest manufacturers in
the east of Ladies' and Misses' Under
garments. Nearly 1.1KM) pieces, no
two alike, from the cheapest to the
most ele ant made, 334 per cent (one
tnira; on tne regu'ar prices. Highest
novelties in Ladies' Gowns, new
styles, never before shown in the
west. Skirts of the most exquisite
and late Parisian modes, the verv
wide and the umbrella skirts as well
as the short underskirt. Also the
Underskirt Comb nation with the
Corset Cover, (quite new.)
urawers trimmed with the most
delicate lace and needle work. Um
brella Drawers from 62c to ti. Cor
set Covers to please a queen, with
newest novelties and trimmings, from
$1.25 down to 9c each Remember a
saving of one third all around.
Samples only, no duplicates, one of a
ainu oniy. r irst come gets first pick,
all goods absolutely fresh and clean.
Have never been shown as samples.
but were got out expressly for
samples and are finished with on
usual care in tvery detail.
Just notice some of the new prices on Trimmed HaU in our Millinery
Window, and if you don't buy you certainly are not in want of choice Mil
Lll,!.ry, I' " now onr tinie ,or clo9l"g onr season's surplus, and you will
find all the millinery goods marked away below where prices usually go.
Mc O ABE BROS.
1720. 1722, 1724. 1726. and 1728 Second Avenne.
Tu-n ever a new
lef.? Not if you
See wi a a nice pant jou can t uy
1804 Second Avenue.
$2 ' rovR cmuce for 2
Remember it only takes $2 to secure a pair.
Schneider's Central shoe store,
1818 SECOND AVE. HARPEB HOUSE BLOCK.
We wish yon all one. We can help yon to make it a
- bPP7 if J0" hegin It by sending ns .your laundry
work. We are eoastaatly studying how to please our
-patrons. How well we are succeeding is evidenced by
our increasing business. Nothing better for yon than
a well laundried shirt. Nothing better for as than a
Rock Island Steam Laundry.
Coats and Jackets.
We never let it tret dnll In nnr
Cloak department, if low prices have
any influence. This week we reduce
a lot of fine Navy Beaver Jackets, all
one sise. 14 years, should be 6.50,
but being only the one size we name
$2 25 apiece to close them. Remem
ber. Value S6.5A. 41, (.aiHaa' CVtata
and short Jackets, were $7 60, were
9. were $10. were $12.50. now this
wees: aown they go to $5 for choice.
A few more of those short Beaver
Jackets from th- Nonpariel Cloak
com pan v. should be S7. bnt tho an
$.75. Thirty or forty odd garments.
uu t uno nr two sues oi a Blvie. II
you fifd your sise yon get them at
about one-half, some a third, former
price. When sold, no duplicates.
You will find prices all through on
our Coats so low that you may think
there are mistakes. It is only our
desire to tell them.
We mention three special items,
each one worth your while to look at.
45-ioch black French Serges and
ailk finish Henriettas, worth 58c, a
flyer at 37 J c. Also 1 pieces 62-inch
Storm Serges, in black and navy,
cheap at 62c. our price, for an ad
vertisement. 42J c. Be wise, buy
now and lay aide for future use.
leaf and buy your
D you ever gtt
Ladies c'otb top wait, pat. Up. rcf. price SUM
M dong wait, plain, " t.CO
" tarn " - r oo
" wall - I M
" tan - s SS
" " " " S.0S
We are bound to close the
above goods out, and by offering
them at $2 a pair, every lady
ought to secure a pair before
they are all sold. Convince
yourself by calling on us to ex
amine the goods.
Baursield & Sexton. Telephone 123.