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HO PER CENT
Reduct;on on aU Plain Colored
5 PER CENT
On all Remnants of Dress Goods
and all Remnants of Wash Goods.
These Reductions arc Bona-Fidc
KLDG-BASLEE DRY GOODS CO.
217. 217X W. Second St., Davenport, la.
Will do well
To watch this space.
Bargains in a day or two
TCriQht &. Barber
1704 Second Ave.
See our New
And Latest Suits.
Our purpose in advertising Is to let everybodj
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.
Call and leave your order.
J. B. Z
Star Block, opposite Harper House
j, v Thread jierfcctioi
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VMT .1 ,V VV Soool Cotton. V
- one of the oldest orcn;xitiuns of the race.
ion was never readied until
of Willinuntic Si t'owl
thread is brought to the highest point
u prncciion py tuc greatest skill.
niv imri i:npnvci iziocmncry,
and ths most scrupulous care.
I K-knowkHlirrd by tho conirtnt Jarirert of the world
o he the best thnwd for nurbiofor hnmi ! .,. All
sewing marhlne manufarturrra use anil recunni eo J it.
Atk your dealer for It.
"At Mrmtn. ami irosiva at jroplfef ttir'"'. n; -1,: or
uinh.T. loMim who fwir bocfcina Iwrcir
wound, ud a banoeome took about thread ana kwiiic. Iw.
WILUMAimc THREAD CO, WHMmantic Conn.
la It a, a ra'UM. asonthY. iwnlatlaf edll ,. TV) laiiianj
the Rarest dr js skautd fct UN. II 70a wael lk bast, fat
Dr. Pcal'c Pennyroyal Pills
an araespt. tA cartaln In resell Tba reaaiae (Dr. raa!'.) aer dfcaa.
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Tor at Uarr-r Houw rhamacy, Bock blud. M
The Recent County Institute in
TEE PEOGEAM IK FULL GIVEN.
Papers' Bmd by Ex-Monator W. P. Craw
ford aud lira. J. W. Biaaoaaoa of Port
Bjtob Am lataiwatlna; UatbBrUi( Ua
.pita t'afavarabla Wrathar.
Joslin. Jan. 7 The severity of
the weather Friday last prevented
d amber i attending'the Rock Island
Farmers' Institute that otherwise
would at Port Bjron. It was quite
a disappointment that Dr. Evans
failed to be present; nevertheless,
those old stalwarts Thomas Camp
bell. J. H. Vanderslice, W. F. Craw
ford, S. W. Heath and V. S. McCul
lough were present, although the)
had to travel miles through the bit
ter cold early in the morning to
catch the train. On the whole it was
a happy gathering a sort of farmers1
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
making all 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 Crn
Culture" was very interesting, and
was freely discussed and criticised.
Mr. Crawford claimed that "corn is
king;" and it would be a great blesa
ing to mankind if more was used for
food. He would not plow more than
four inches in depth; then he would
use the disc. He did not have as
much faith as some people in clover
as a fertilizer. We make a mistake
in planting corn too deep. Mr.
Heath claimed that Mr. Crawford
bad 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 and they were obliged
to plow deeper and adopt other
methods not necessary to Mr. Craw
ford. Mr. Cox claimed that the
farmers of the upper end were
obliged to clover their land, in order
to fertilize it, or th y could not raise
The farmers were unanimous with
regard to the proper method of se
lecting and caring for seed corn. It
was not best to go into the lield be.
(ore corn was ripe and select the
ripest ears; we would soon have au
early planting corn and small ears.
The better way was to select the best
and largest ears when we first com
mence cribbing corn, having a bas
ket in one end of the wagon for thai
purpose, and carry it into the cellar
;ts it is selected. By adopting this
method it wa6 claimed 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 halt 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 hiddeu wealth
which nature bad bestowed upon us.
We hatl coal and fire clay in abun
dance and a porous subsoil; the two
streams, Mississippi and liock rivers.
The Indians selected this part of the
country because there was every,
thing necessary to their existence.
The centre of population will shortly
and ultimately be found in Rock Isl
and county. We shall soon have a
continuous city from Milan to Wa
tcrtown and will be conveyed that
distance by electricity for a nickel;
and he firmly believed that although
electricity Will be an important fac
tor in our future progress, yet it will
be finally displaced by something
superior. He had talked with men
who had traveled extensively, who
said they had not found anything to
compare with Rock Island county,
and he could nut sec any reason n by
the congress of the United States
should uot 1k convened in ourtnidst.
After Mr. Heath's paper there was a
spirited discussion which was very
Kcv.K. 11. Ncwlands sang two select
solos which were highly appreciated.
Ia the evening the topic was ''Should
Farmers Give Their bans and Daugh
ters a Liberal Education?" Dr.
Evans who should have given an ad
dress on the above subject not being
present, several spoke, J. G. Osborne
taking the lead. Severel good ideas
were brought out with regard to
what was meant bv a liberal educa
tion. Womaa'a place la tba World.
A feature was the paper by Mrs.
J. W. Simonson. of Port Byron, on
Woman's Tlace in the World." 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 a.kance
and wondered if he was a little lack
ing in the upper story. The world
was tor man to civilize, to cultivate,
to occupy for himself. Woman was
an inferior being, if you please, a
weaker one at least; her place was
home of coarse. It was her duty to
see that the male members of the
household were fed and clothed. Shi
BiiSlt sp) mi weave, cj; wcfc
tit fields, bat she was not supposed
to have an i lea above U; fi irndly 1
gossip of the neighborhood. A nar-
row, contrscted, unwholesome life;
was bers she was not a factor in j
art, literature or any of the outside :
work of the world. There were1
ofuuuiai uuk . u n Lib iui uuj3,
even in Xcw Eoglaad, where our
forefathers are said to have plained
the school by the side of the meeting
house, and built the college when
the sky was bright with the flames
of their smoking cabins "women
were not thought of in the plans for
education. It is less than 100 years
ago since a school was established
in Boston for both boys and girls.
Even then the girls were allowed to
go only half the year. The first
high school was not opened there
jintil 1825, and it was soon closed up
because it was two expensive, fl b')n
having been wasted on a few girls in
eight months. Only think of it, this
in Boston, today noted for its cul
ture of both sexes. People were
afraid, as Sydney Smith said, if
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 au 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
"Oh : why dia God,
Creator wisa, that panpld btrhent heaven
Witb apiria musculinv, create at lust
Tbia novelty on earth, tbi- fair defect
Of nature, and n-t fill tbc ear U at once
With men as anjjelo:"
But the agitation for the higher
education of women went on until
the Georgia female college was
opened in Macon, Ga., in 183'J, anl
the first diploma ever issued to a
woman was given from Obcrlin in
1838. Great discussions arose and
learned articles were written on the
questions, whether a woman's brains,
being five ounces lighter than a
man's, could stand the strain of a
college course? Whether the woman
herself, after going out of the col
lege door, would not be a physical
wreck? When men had decided that
women were inferior to men in rea
soning powers and judgment; were
less deep and thorough and that their
physique was not strong enough to
endure severe study, the news Hushed
over the wires that Miss Ramsav, of
Girton college, Cambridge, England,
had distanced all the men in the uni
versity in the race for classical hon
ors. And moreover she had kept
herself In full health and accom
plished her examinations easily.
Students iu Wellcsley, Vassar, Ober-'
lin and a host of other schools are
living examples of the same facts to-
Not only, has education been
opened to woman, but sbe has ceased
to be a depeudant. She has beeom
a wage earner. Commencing in the
factory, sbe has entered higher
grades as clerk, bookkeeper, teacher,
telegraph and telephone operator,
etc Men hve gone into new fields
clect-io:ty hrul civil cegiDeerin--
that woman has not sujrerseded. but
has only supplanted them in their
work. Every avocation is open to
her, until the question is not what
can woman do, but what can she not
do? Truly, in the words ot Miss
rncips, 'ivaling the clock of time
has struck the woman's hour.'
Woman stands for the cause of right
and for the uplifting of humanity.
For years and years saloons were in
full blast, men went reeling home to
locir wives, ana young men were
lured into temptation. At last
woman said, I will sit no longer and
weep; I will rise and pray and work.
Tbc crusade movement was inaug
urated, women declared war upon
King Alcohol, and with Frances Wil
lard a-i their standard bearer, took
a solemn vow never to lay down
their arms until victory was theirs
and the dark blot was " wiped from
"As woman has become part and
parcel of the world's work, what of
the home, and is marriage a failure?
For answer, look at the robust, in
telligent children that swarm our
school yards and scream upon the
playground. Is their mother any
less a mother to them that she can
converse intelligently upon the
topics of the day, or " do they have
any less respect for her because
when they study their lessons in the
evening she helps them solve a ilifli
ru!t problem or construes a I.aliu
sentence? A farmer's wife who has
intelligent Hens in regard to the
rotation of crops, the best and most
profitable slock to bo raised, and tho
state of the market, is certainly
more of a companion to her husband
than one whose mind never rises
above the daily round of her work.
When Potter Palmer witnessed the
magnificent reception given recently
to Mrs. Palmer at Atlanta, given to
her not as the wife of the Chicago
millionaire, but as president of the
board of lady managers of the
World's fair, think you that he had
less love and respect for her because
by her administration of a public
office she had called forth the admir
ation of thousands of her country
"An immense cattle ranch in
Texas is managed by a woman, a
Mrs. King, but she is uo less wom
anly because she has the manage
ment and tact to oversee all those
"Washington Rrefling. bnilder of
the Brooklyn bridge, was prostrated
with disease during its construction, j
and for five years depended upoa hit '
wifo to see that his plana and cat-'
eolations were carried oat. If she!
had not possessed a cultivated mind
and trained intellect sho could not
have wmnrefaeaded his instruction
IV ?cvf Jtt sfco wsj 4; mvb
a pome-maker as any woman in onr
If, in this advancement of woman,
this enlargement of her sphere, the
ballot should be given 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 sit
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 out to vote,
is exploded. Side by side they cast
their free, intelligent ballot. But
this question of the ballot is neither
here nor there. Woman's place is by
the side of man his equal in every
respect, interested alike with him in
all economic questions of the day,
and whether she reigns as queen of
home, or presides over millions,
whether she sits in her low rocker
and eoos 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
"Woman', mind and special gift, and way.,
bus : . ver jn n wi.b man's to olvc t'le problems
of oar djt. '
The Port Byron quartet gave two
beautiful selections, for which they
received a vote of thanks. Likewise
thanks were tendered to the citizens
of Port Byrjn for the cordial recep
tion and entertainment of the visit
ors. Ml'LTL'M IN PaKVO.
"All bine come to bim who waits,"
ferhapa waa once a tuylng line;
But now you'll bave to iye tise
To make tbe dollar omc to you.
Miss Anna Kellerstrass is visiting
Iiid Star polish is bound to prove
Mrs. N. C. Taylor is indisposed at
the Commercial houso.
Twin-City club dance at Roche's
hall every Saturday night 25 cents.
Miss Alice Robinson goes to Rey.
nolds this evening for a few days'
Harry Brandt, traveling passenger
agent of the Great Northern, is in
the city in tbe interests of his road.
The West End Progressive Euchre
club was very pleasantly entertaiued
by Hon. and Mrs. E. W. Hurst last
Climbing higher are the words
that tell about Tub Akgi s' circuit
tion. Every day it finds its wy
into homes where it has never gone
The Columbia restaurant at 3011
M.iliue aveuue has been reopened bv
Kobn & Hansman, who will serve the
best kinds of meals and luneh to the
public day or night.
Jolly, peerless Nellie McIIenry is
to appear at Harper's theatre n-x
Sumlay night in -The Bicycle Girl."
and tbe charming little lady will no
doubt attract an immense audience.
One of Arthur Burrall's high
bloouVd animals iudu'gcd in an ex
hibition of friskiness on Third are
nue yesterday afternoon, bat strange
to say no damage attended the inci
dent. A home talent entertainment is to
be given at Harper's theatre tbc
evening of Jan. 29 for the bent fit of
the sisters' 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 east end of
the draw span yesterday, when the
work of removing the last section of
the draw was commenced. The
masonry on the abutment at the
Rock Island side has been completed
and operations on tbe rebuilding of
the center draw pier has been com
menced. This completed which
will be some little, time yet the
steel will begin arriving and actual
construction will be in order.
Send vour address to II. K. lluek-
lin & Co., Chicago, and get a free
sample 00 x 01 nr. lung's jsew L.uc
Pills. A trial will convince you 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
tronb!;s they have been proved in
valuable. They arc guaranteed to be
perfectly free from every deleterious
substance and to be Durclv ve-'etuhli-.
They do not weaken by their action,
out uy givmg tone 10 Biouiacu ami
bowels greatly invigorate the sys-
tnm niriilnt uiva if urn ima t,
Sold by llartz & Ullemcyer, drug
Tis true; Foley's Honey and Tar is
the beat cough medicine. For sale
at M. F. Buhnenn'a drag store.
Dr. Kay's Renovator is certain to
clene and invigorate the whole
system. Sold by T. U. Thomas,
Ia T0TZ, BEAUTT SJ
fToka C. Bsjne a Ca.
aneqeansd dtho oQmt Aawif
caa uatrnmrata. Lowest In pnea
of aay strict! v hodi-grad hMCrti- .
Bienta. S Awaaoa. Saad for
D. ROx BOWLBY.
GRAND SPECIAL SALE
Wiil Deliver Goods to Rock Island Free of Charge.
Carpets. Rockers and Chairs.
25 Rolls all wool Carpets at We ne n 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 bj us. do so.
Pretty upholstered Rocker at
RUrjS, Brass onyx top tables. Tery
large assortment at 13.25 and up.
We have a fine line of Rngs, aaaaa
which would make a good Christ- Desks Tables Etc.
mas present, that must be closed , '
out. Our stock of Book cases. Writ-
Moauet Rues 7x60 in tl 95 ing Desks' Center Tables, in fact
Smyrna 30x60 "' 1 95 v-7t5l"F in the 8tore nM bcen
Smyrna 27x51 in m,rked down ,rom 85 to 60 P"
Smyrna 27x51 " 1.75 cent and we mast sell theV
These are all new and pretty Come and see for yout self. This
designs. 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.
1 7 14 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
Chas. Bleueb, Manager.
Sunday, Jan. 12.
Tbe Ideal of tba Fuu-Yaking Woild,
JOLLY. NELLIE McHENRY
And lie- ezrcl'rnt farce comedy
canary prem-nlln; for the fl-pi
tint, in Kock Island the musical
tjelo nov.,1 jr,
"Tie Bicycle Girl."
New SuNG.t! New Dances!
New Costumes! Pbettv Girls!
and elaborate scenkkv.
One llngh Langh from the Start to the Fio'eb.
Prices 23. 53 and 7Sc Boxes fl
Tventy-Flrst Street Addition
Fine Residence Lots in this
addition For Sale on
This addition ia located be
tween Twentieth and Twenty-second
streets and Tenth
and Twelfth avennes, and
nearly every lot in it has
upon it a fine walnat, elm,
hack berry, or other large
tree, and is already provid
ed with abundant shade.
These lots are in the vary
bast part of the city, and
the most desirable for resi
dence purpose of any lots ia
ths city. Apply to
ftf. M. STURGEON,
, ... '- Attorney."-
THE PROPER THING
In men's attire is always obtain
able from the Paris. London and
New York fashion plalcs and it's
very certain you won't be shown
these in a ready -made clothing
store. Uo 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
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