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Reduct;on on aU Plain Colored
5 PER CENT
On all Remnants of Dress Goods
and all Remnants of Wash Goods.
These Reductions arc Bonn-Fid c.
KLDG HASLER DRY GOODS CO.
217. 2TA W. Second St., Davenport, la.
Will do well
To watch this space.
Bargains in a day or two
1704 Second Ave.
See our New
And Latest Suits.
Our purpose In advertising Is to let everybod
who buys clothing that Is all mankind hert
about know that our suitings are In, and th
finest ever displayed in the city. You are
respectfully Invited to call and see the latest
in patterns and styles.
J. B. Z
Call and leave your order.
Star Block, opposite Harper House
Mi, t,t 'n .4 1111 1lTlir B 11 B"0
fi a n ..nr ,r ,1,. i.i!r;
., ' Tlirc.nl
t , the inti
otic of the oldest occnjKiliotia of the rare.
1 criccimti was never reached until
traduction of WiUinuntic Si Cord
Cotton. From the cotton nlant lhi.
thread in brought t the highest point
i jnncvuun py tne greatest still.
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ana tas most scrupulous care.
la nrknowtwkml hv the conirtnt jndrr of the world
o he ih. bM thrravl tor m biff lnili All
ewiog machine manufacturer. u and recoiim mi it.
Aak rour dealer for II.
fwwi Jlc-rtu, ami rervtv. al. rl ef hre- or
Kumivr. le-th-r wttb fnnr rrHns fnr vo-ir i
"i4. so4 a bamlsoBM took about thtrad and .wins, t r.
UUMAimc THREAD OCX, Willimantic Conn.
"""esa a ra-uni. aMtita'T, ramlaUaf BMdlalaa. Oal r karakai
lbs roraat itup aaesld uu. lijoavsal lb bl,rt "
frf crs ur. ircai c tcnnvrovai Riiin
I". . ar esrula la resell. Tee nasiae (Dr. Faal'i mmrm -tat.
geaiaareeare.ti.ia. iUaa fsaa Maaastaa Oh Carreuad, Ot
for tilt at Uirrcr House rhamacv, Uock Island, 111:
TfliragGITg, THUBBDAlTa ,TAN UAlt g 9. 1896
The Recent County Institute in
THE PROGRAM IS FULL GIVEN,
Papers Bwd by Ex-Meoator W. F. Craw
ford aua Mrs. T. W. BlBBoenoa of Port
Uyroa Am Iatirestlos (lathering l)a-
plta I'af a.orable W rather.
Joslix, Jan. 7. The severity of
. 1 . I V-r j i .
iuc wnuicr rriuav lass pre v en tea
namberi attending'the Rock Island
Farmers' Institute that otherwise
would at Port Byron. It was quite
a disappointment that Dr. Evans
failed to be present; nevertheless
those old stalwarts Thomas Camp-
ueii, J. ii. v anaersiice, W . t. Craw
ford, S. W. Heath and V. S. McCul-
l urh were present, although they
had to travel miles through the bit
ter eold early in the morning to
catch the train. On the whole it was
a happy gathering a sort of farmers'
experience meeting. It does one
good to get out once in a while in
order to have the cobwebs brushed
off you, especially when you meet
such friends as there' are in Port
Byron, who take a special pride in
mating an your surroundings pleas
ant and comfortable. It has a ten
dency to make you feel, with all our
troubles and trials, that life is worth
living after all.
The paper read by Hon W. F
Crawford upon the topic of "Corn
Culture" was very interesting, and
was irecly discussed and criticised.
Air. rawioru ciaimxu that "corn is
king," and it wouli be a creat bles
ing to mankind if more was used for
food. Uc would not plow more than
four inches in depth; then he would
use the disc. He did not have as
much faith as tome people in clover
as a fertilizer. We make a mistake
in planting corn too deep. Mr.
Heath claimed that Mr. Crawford
had a model farm, which had been
made rich at the expense of his
neighbors that is, he had bought
their grain and converted it into fer
tilizers and had enriched his own
farm, while his neighbors had be
come poorer ana tbey were oblirrcd
to plow deeper and adopt other
metnoas not necessary to Mr. Craw.
ford. Mr. Cox claimed that thu
farmers of the upper end were
obliged to clover their land, in order
to fertilize it, or thy could not raise
The farmers were unanimous with
regard to the proper method of ae
lecting and caring for aeed corn. It
was not bctt to go into the lield be
'ore corn was ripe and select the
ripest cars; we would soon have au
early planting corn and small ears.
The better way was to select the best
ana largest ears when wc first com
mence cribbta" corn, bavin? a baw-
kci id one enu oi tne wagon lor that
purpose, and carry it into the cellar
a it is sciccteii. isy adopting this
inciiiou it was ciaimt-d every kernel
would grow and would sprout and
be through the ground 24 hours ear
lier than seed selected in the old
way. The following year we should
select about half a bushel of the most
perfect cars for our first planting.
from which we could select our seed
for the following year, and thus con
tinually improve the quality of our
S. W. Heath followed on the topic.
The Future of Rock Island County."
He claimed we could only judge the
future by the present and past. He
then spoke of the hidden wealth
which nature bad bestowed unon us.
W c had coal and fire clay in abun
dance and a porous subsoil; the two
streams, Mississippi and uock rivers.
The Indians selected this part of the
country because there was evcry-
.1.: . . . . .
iuid necessary to ineir existence.
I ue centre of population will shortly
and ultimately be found in Rock Isl
and county. Wc shall soon have a
continuous city from Milan to Wa
tcrtown and will be conveyed that
uistance by electricity for a nickel;
ana he iirmlv believed that although
electricity will be an important fac
tor in our future progress, vet it will
oc unaiiy aispiacca by something
superior. He bad talked with men
who had traveled extensively, who
said they had not found anything to
couinare with Rock Island county.
and he could not sec any reason why
tne congress oi the I'nitca Mates
liouM uot Ik- convened in ourtnidst.
After Mr. Heath's paper there was a
spirited discussion which was very
Kev.K. II. Ncwlands san" two select
solos which were highly appreciated.
Iu the evening the topic was "Should
raruicrs uivo J heir boos and Daugh
ters a Liberal Education?" Ur.
Evans who should have eiven an ad
dress on the above subject not being
present, several spoke, J. G. Osborne
awing the lead, beverel good ideas
were brought ont with regard to
what was meant bv a liberal education.
Woman's flare la the World.
A feature was the paper by Mrs.
J. W. Simonson. of Port Bvron. on
.M . . ... . .. .
. uuian s t iace in the orld." Sue
If auyoue had ventured 100 years
ago to broach the question of
woman s place in the -world people
would have looked at him siatavatnrA
and wondered if he was a little lack
ing in the upper story. The world
was for man to civilize, to cultivate.
to occupy for himself. Woman was
an inferior being, if you please, a
.eas.; ner place was
home of course. It waa her rlnt tn
see that the male member of the
bouf ehold were fed and clothed. Sh
vuzni spy; d, weave. c wurfc in
the fields, but she was sot supposed
to have an idea above tlte friendly
gossip of the neighborhood. A nar
row, contracted, unwholeome life
was hers she was not a factor in
art, literature or any of the outside
work of the world. There were
schools, but thv, were for boys;
eren in jcw .oiaaa, wncre ou
forefathers are said to have plautetl
the school by the side of the meeting
nouse, ana nuns tne college when
tne sky was bright with the flames
of their smoking cabins "women
were not thought of in the plans for
eaucauon. it is less tnan luu years
ago since a school was established
in Boston for both boys and girls.
Even then the girls were allowed to
go oniy nail the year. The first
high school was not opened there
jintil 1825, and it was soon closed up
uccause u was two expensive. 4 o'J
having been wasted on a few girls in
eight months. Only think of it, this
in Boston, today noted for its cul
mrc oi oom sexes, reopie were
afraid,, as Sydney Smith said.
women were allowed to eat of the
tree of knowledge the rest of the
family would be reduced to the same
aerial diet, or that an educated
mother would be in danger of de
serting her infant for a quadratic
Milton expressed the feeling of a
great many when he' burst out in
'Ob: wbrdid God,
Creaturwlsa, that penplf d bthf at heaven
Witn plrui mujculini', create at lust
Thia aovclty on carta, ibi- fair nrfcct
Of nature, and n-.t fill tbc ear. b at once
W itli mua aa angel:"
"But the agitation for the higher
education of women went on until
me ueorgia female college was
opened in Macon, Ga., in 1889, ami
io iirsi uipioma ever issuca to a
from Obcrlin in
1838. Great discussions arosi nmi
learned articles were written on the
questions, whether a woman's brains
oeing nvc ounces lighter than a
man's, could stand the strain of a
college course? Whether the woman
berecll, after going out of the col
lege uoor, wouia not be a physical
wrecur wnen men bad decided tha'
women were inferior to men in pm.
soning powers and judgment; were
less deep and thorough and that their
physique was not strong enough to
endure severe stndv. tho nra Hu.hoH
over the wires that Miss Rimur ni
Girton college, Cambridge, England,
oaa aistancea au tne men in the uni
versity in the race for classical hon
ors. And moreover she had kent
herself in full health and accom
plished her examination!! A:n.iir
Students iu Weilcsley, Vassar, Ober-"
i: t - i . . . .
uu auu b uusi, oi otner pcnoois ar
il viog examples of the sime facta In.
JSot only, has education benn
opened to woman, but he ho. can -u.il
to be a dependant. She has become
a wage earner, commencing in the
factory, she ha entered hihr
grades as clerk, bookkeeper, teacher
telegraph and telephone oncritnr.
etc Men huve gone into new fields
clcct-io:ly he J civil engineering--
mat woman nas not sujierseded, but
has only supplanted them in their
work. Every avocation is open to
her. until the Question is nnr. vh.i
can woman do, but what can she not
do? Trulv. in the words of t;.
Phelps, 'Ptaling the clock of time
has struck the woman's hour
Woman stands for the cause of rirht
1 M .1 I . . &
auu tor me upiuung oi humanity.
For years and years saloons r in
full blast, mcu went reeling home to
lueir wives, ana young men were
lured into temptation. At last
woman said, I will tit no longer and
weep; I will rise and pray and work
Tbc crusade movenu-nt. wna innwr
. . i . . . r
uraicu, women ueciareil war upon
rung Alcohol, and with Frances Wil
lard a their standard bearer, took
a solemn vow never to lv iinmn
their arms until victorv whs t.imir.
and the dark blot was " wined from
As woman has lnr-.nm mrt n.i
parcel of the world's work, what of
the home, and is marriage a failure
For answer, look at the robust, in
4111 a. a "
luuigcut cnuurcn that swarm our
SCbOOl yards and SP.rnam nnnn Iko
playground. Is their mother any
less a mother to them that she can
converse intellifpni.lv nr. ik.
topics of the day, or "do thev have
uj icas iwiieci ior ner because
when they study their lessons in the
evening she helps them aolvn llfli.
problem or construes a Laliu
sentence? A farmer's wife who has
intelligent ideas in regard to tlie
rotation of crop?, the best and most
profitable stock to be raised, and the
state of thu market, in inrt .1 til v
ui a wuipiimon to ner husband
thau one whose mimi ..,. .;...
above the daily round of her work.
ucu loiter raimer witnessed the
magniUCent reCeDtlon crivnn rinr'
xt t i . . . r .
Mrs. i aimer ai Atlanta, given
her not as the wife or th
millionaire, but as nraairionf -. tho
board of lady manan-era of the
World's fair, think Ton Ih.f ho hul
less love and resriect far h.. h,n.
by her adminiatratinn ni nnMio
office she had called forth the admir
ation of thousands of her country
'An immense rati 1a rnn-h
ieiS IS managed bv 9. woman.
Mrs. Ring, bat she i
anly because she has the manage
ment anu tact to oversee all those
"Washington Rreflin?. bnilder of
the Brooklyn bridge, was prostrated !
w.m ataeaae unnng its construction,
and for five years depended upon bis
wifo to see that his plana and cal
culations - were carried ont. If she
had not possessed a cultivated mind
and trained intellect she could not
have nmprebcuded his instruction
iaj!re eTfl, yet ;fco wag a; rausU
a home-maker as any woman in enr
If, in this advancement of woman,
this enlargement of her sphere, the
ballot should be piven her. what
then? In Wyoming, where she has
full voting privileges, it is said.
homes are as well k- pt and children
as carefully trained as in' Illinois.
The old theory that man would ait
with one foot on the rocker of the
cradle and the other on the treadle of
the sewing machine and sew the long
seam while his wife went ont to vote.
is exploded. Side by side they cast
!. . ... - -
tucu nee, intelligent nauot. out
this question of the ballot is neither
here nor there. Woman's place is by
Biue oi man nis equal in every
cBjjeci. interested aiiae with htm in
all economic Questions of the dar.
and whether she reigns as queen of
uouic, or presides over millions,
whether she sits in her low rocker
and coos a lullaby to her sleeping
babe, or sits in a chair of state, he
will honor aud respect her; she will
love and lean upon him. Thus
shall they march the centuries hand
: i i
"Woman 'a mind and .twinl irifra ,.1
ou. .r j.o i,u am a i solve tie problem
The Port Bvron nuartet rrav tmn
beautiful selections, for which they
icceiveu a vow oi tnants. Likewise
thanks were tendered to thn citinn.
of Port Byrjn for the cordial recep-
tiou auu entertainment 01 the visit
ors. MtLTUM IN Pauvo.
"All hinca coaie to bim who waita,"
Ferhapa w. once a ulng tne;
But now Toii'il have to .dvv liae
To aika tbe dollars cjmc to jou.
Miss Anna Kellerstrass is visiting
Red Star polish is bound to prove
Mrs. X. C. Taylor is indisposed at
the Commercial bouso.
Twin-City club dance at Roche's
nan every Saturday night 25 cents
Miss Alice Robinson goes to Rev.
nolds this evening for a few days'
Harry Brandt, traveling passenger
agent oi tne t.reat jNorthern. is in
tbe city in the interests of his road
The West End Progressive Enchre
club was very pleasantly entertained
by Hon. and Mrs. E. W. Hurst last
Climbing higher are the words
that tell about The Akgi s' circula
tion. Every day it linds its wn
into homes where it has never gone
The Columbia restaurant at 3041
M liue avenue has been reopened bv
Kohn & Hansnian, who will ferve the
best kinds of meals and lunch to the
public day or night.
Jolly, peerless Nellie Mc Henry is
to appear at Harper's theatre nx
Sumlay night in "The Bicycle Girl,"
and tbe charming little lady will no
uouoi attract an immense audience.
One of Arthur Burrall's high
WoiHhrd nuimals iudu gcd in an ex
hibition of friskiness on Third ave
nue yesterday afternoon, but strange
to say no damage attended the inci
A home talent entertainment is to
be given at Harper's theatre the
evening of Jan. 29 for the bent tit of
the slaters' school and for which
tickets may be had at Eugene Burns'
or Reidy Bros', insurance and real
estate agencies, as well as at Blcuer
Bros . jewelry store.
The massive traveler employed on
the Rock Island bridge reconstruc
tion was moved to tbe cast end of
tbe draw span yesterday, when the
worit oi removing the last section of
the draw was commenced. The
masonry on the abutment at the
Koclt Island side has been completed
and operations on the rebuilding of
tne center uraw pier has been com
menccu. ibis completed which
will be pome little, time yet the
steel will begin arriving and actual
construction will be in order.
Send vour address to II. K. ItucL--
lin & Co., Chicago, and get a free
sample box of Dr. King's New Life
Pills. A trial will convince von of
their merits. These pills are easy in
action and are particularly effective
in the cure of constipation and sick
headache. For malaria and liver
troubles they have been proved in
valuable. They arc guaranteed to be
perfectly free from evorv delpforifin.
substance and to be purely vegetable.
uicy uo not weaucn by their action,
but by giving tone to stomach and
bowels treat lv invigorate thn r.
tcm. Regular size L'5 ceuts tier box.
ooiu uy uartz at uiicmcyer, drug
Tis true; Foley's Honey and Tar is
tbe best cough medicine. F'or sale
at M. F. Bahncen's drug store.
TH". rTav'a Ronrtir.frnr 1. ,nv. -: . -
cleanse and invigorate tbe whole
system. Sold by T. II. Thomas,
la T09Z, BSATJTT aat
Oeka C Hayae ft Ce
anqcaBM broo other Anwrt
aa inatrnrarata. Lowest in pms
of aa? atncUr lueb-fraos Instrw
menia. A'. aim. Bead tor
D. ROY BOWLBT.
GRAND SPECIAL SALE :-:
VViil Deliver Goods to Rock Island Free of Charge.
Carpets. Rockers and Chairs.
"5 Rolls all wool Carpets at WTe have an overstock of fancy
45 cents per yard. These Car- Rockers and Chairs which we are
pets are all new patterns just bound to close out if prices will
received by us. do so.
Pretty upholstered Rocker at
Rugs. Brass onyx top tables. Tery
large assortment at 13.25 and up.
We have a fine line of Rugs,
which would make a good Christ- Desks Tables Frr
mas present, that must be closed ' '
out. Our stock of Book cases. Writ-
Moquet Rugs. 27x60 in., tl.95 S?' V??"" Tabl?' iDufaCt
Smyrna ." 30x60 "1.95 erything in the store has been
Smyrna 27x84 175 rked down from 25 to 60 per
Z.Z cent and we most sell them.
These are all new and pretty Come and see for your self. This
aeBXZn' sale will continue until Jan. 1.
W. S. HOLBROOK
Nos. 103. 105 and 107 East Second street
All's Well .
That Ends Well.
But why take anv chances in the mat
ter of buying underwear when you can
be sure of getting the very best, at a
trifle over what others will charge you
for a much inferior article. The best
is the cheapest.
The Hatter and Furnisher.
1714 Second Avenue.
THE PLACE TO BUY
Room Mouldings, Pictures, Picture
Frames and Window Shades is at the
Adams Wall Paper Company,
310, 31a and 314 Twentieth street
Chad. Blel lr, Manager.
Sunday, Jan. 12.
Tbe Ideal of t!M Fuii-Yaking Woild,
JOLLY. NELLIE McflENRY
AnH he- rxrclVnt farce comedy
cnmpai y prearnlin; f"r the a-M
tim. la Bock Island Uie nosical
ejelo novl jr.
"Tie Bicycle Girl."
Nkw Sosgm! New Dances'.
New Costumes! Pbettv Uibls!
and elabukatk scenhkf .
Oae Ung-b Laogh froai tbe "tart to Ibe Fiu'eb
Prlcw 2S, 53 and Wc Boxes Si
T.enty-Flrst Street Addition
Fine Residence Lots in this
addition For Sale on
This addition is located be
tween Twentieth and Twenty-second
streets and Tenth
and Twelfth avenues, and
nearly every lot in it has
upon it a fine walnut, elm.
haekberry. or other large
tree, and is already provid
ed with abundant shade.
These lots are ia the very
best part of the city, and
the most desirable for resi
dence purpose of any lots ia
the city. Apply to
U. M. STDRGEOsr.
THE PROPER THING
In men's attire is always obtain
able from the 1'aris. London and
New York fashion plates and it's
very certain you won't be ahown
these in a ready -made clothing
store. Go to tbe best merchant
tailor in town and with his judg
ment and skill applied to the
prevailing fashions you will get
what will please you and your
asaa. MM mUk kta. rtbW TaheV
. r ii iaij a in
'i'"lJ1111 '- lnaM.virt.