Newspaper Page Text
THE AKGTJQ. T7EDN E8DAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1896
Of the special offerings, the unusual
lew prices we name to close out our
remaining winter stock.
Men's Pants. Men's Salts. .
SPECIAL BARGAINS. .
3.60 pants at S2.60 SI2.50 Men's SniU at $ 8.50
4.60 and 16.00 pant at.. .. 3.60 16.00 Men'a Salts at 10.00
6.60 pant at 6.00 9.00 Men's Suits, at 6.60
Men's Ulsters. Waists.
1 3.60 Men's Listen at... flO.CO fiOo Flannel Waists 29c
10.00 Men's Ulsters at... 7. Oft 76c Flannel Waists 60c
7.00 Men's Ulsters at... 4.60 Calico Waists 6o
4.00 Men's Overcoats at. 2.94 Mother's Friend 26o
Knoo Pants. Chlldren'sOrereoats .
75c Knee Pant 49c $1.25 grade at 76c
18o Knee PaoU 10c 2.00 grade at $1.48
3Do Kr.ee Pants 25c 2.60 gratis at 1.98
6 ic Knee, Pants Site 6.00 grade at 3.96
Children's Suits. Underwean
Salts worth $3.60 at $2-60 38c Underwear .' 26c
Suits worth 6.00 at 3.95 50c Underwear 38o
Salts worth 4.00 at 2.95 65c Underwear 60e
Suit worth 1.00 at 60 $1.0j Underwear 76c
Suits wurth 2. CO at 98r
Good Suaprndera :.. .. 9o I 26c Ironclad Hose 16c
Hock ford Socks 6c Araana Shirts S8o
Flannel Shirts 18c
In Men's and Boys' Suits we offer values that are
quickly taken advantage of by those who see them.
Our New Spring Stock is now being manufac
tured, and to make room for it we name above prices.
Your money returned if you can do as well any
Hock Island House Corner.
BEAUTIFUL IMPORTED VASES. BRIC-A-BRAC,
AND THE MANY HANDSOME ARTICLES IN
OUR STOCK. WE CAN SUIT EVERYONE'S
H. D. FOLSOM, Jeweler.
1703 Second Avenue.
JOBS . rASIDOS.
FAFS3 BAS9Z23, CALS9KZSSS3. sto.
ESQ?, 113 Cmstststt CU EXXXSLAXTS. ILL.
(ULXtST STOVE PLANT IHTHEWCwSl
Finest Line. Largest
Allen. Mirers' & Company
EASY TO SELECT FROM
LARGE ASSORTMENT OF
Hxirxr A. FABIPOB
ON THIS TRADE MARK
if you want the best Cook
Stoves and Ranges that are
made, and at prices that
make permanent customers.
Stock. " Lowest Prices.
Opposite Harper House
OF AFRICAN TYPE.
Snow of Dusky Color Falls in
PBOF. JCA5SILL GIVES HIS VIEWS.
Theory mm to the Cane
tmm Families of Cmanl Hae Calaal-
HtlM at C Ill Weather mm
XeatralizaUoa ml tmm MwU.
The aingnlar meteorological phe
nomenon which waa produced last
evening jnst before the gathering of
the evening shades cansed considera
ble of a sensation in the Minds of
many who were convinced that we
bad been treated to a black snow.
Coming from various parts of the
state, too, are reports that the ordi
nary flakes of beauty bright ' were
transformed into particles of black
and brown, while in some instances
they are told of having been of yel
low hue. The whole story seems to
be of a "yellowish" tendency,
the natural theory and supposition
being that tbe peculiar downfall was
more of a sand storm, and hence the
novelty of the African type was pre
served in nature if not actually in
Tbe peculiar appearance of the sun
between 4:39 and 6:30 last evening
excited considerable curiosity, veiled
as the face of the illnmlnary was by
a mist during the progress of the
most severe storm of tbe day and
while the wind was blowing its fierc
est from the west. The penetrating
rays oi the great illuminating; body
were deadened and softened and the
huge ball of fire was like unto an im
mense cheese of greenish yellow
color, with every outline perfectly
Frof. MaaUU Tlawa.
When Prof. Richard Mansill, the
astronomer and scientist and author
of "Manaill's New System of Solar
Science. " was seen on tbe subject bv
an Argus representative last evening
and the suggestion made that there
were people who imagined they had
seen black snow, he scouted at the
Idea. "I was impressed, though."
be said, "with the appearance of tbe
sun between 4 and 6 o'clock, when
his face seamed to be enveloped in a
mist similar to mat which veiled it
in 1882, when the phenomenon of a
purple sunset occurred. At that
time, by the way, whether due to the
same coincidence or otber combina
tion of the forces of nature, thore
were tremendoous earthquakes in
the far east. The vapor then, as it
did today, seemed to deprive the sun
of his force. I attribute these unu
sual conditions of today, how
ever, to tbe effect of the stron?
winds, which, causing the dusty and
sandy accumulations of the earth to
be carried np into the atmosphere
and mingling with the snow as it fell
produced tbe appearance before the
sun, and also gave color, possibly, to
tne snow as it ieu.
-I believe furthermore." Prof.
Mansill continued, "that tbe blus
ter we are now bavin? is but the cul
mmation of the unnatural conditions
that have prevailed during, I may
say, the entire season. While we
have had up to this time a mild, or
as commonly termed for the most
part, an open winter, they have had
in tbe east a season of unusual se
verity, and the present storm will
have a tendency to neutralize the
conditions and give us more season
The Signal Farrlea.
The signal service station at
Davenport had no forewarning of
the radical change in the tempera
ture, nor has the bureau any au
thentic information of an unnatural
appearance of the snow. Observer
r. J. V alz said this morning: "The
blizzard was one of those sudden at
mospheric changes that cannot be
forecast. It was of the nature of an
upper current blizzard that fell with
a suddenness that it is impossible to
calculate in advance. It came dowa
the Mississippi valley from the north
and increased in intensity as it ad
vanced until it spent its force
There were certainly some very pe
culiar conditions of the elements be
tween 4 and 6 o'clock yesterday.
which the department is not yet in
readiness to pass its opinion upon.7'
The mercury fell rapidly during
tne nigbt and this morning regis
tered 3 below aero, a decline of 31
degress in 15 hours.
Costly Oyatav Stew
Robert Morris was up before the
police conrt todav with a chares ol
disorder! rnnHnct in anawrer tn
us represents nimseii as a traveling
salesman and says he has visited this
locality on previous occasions. But
he got a little gay last night, which
a Bkiriuuiauie io me isct oi nis bit.
ing indulged too heavily in stimu
lants. He got away with an oyster
stew at the Crown restaurant; took a
toothpick and sauntered out, without
making a remittance. The restau
rateur shouted at him, but he con
tinued down the avenue. Capt. Ben
der was called and Mr. Morris wss
pulled. Morris said he had plenty of
money, bat simply forgot to pay for
the stew and that's tbe wsy he got
into one. It cost him $5 and extras.
Tha Madera Way
Commends itself to the well in
formed, to do pleasantly and effectu
ally what was formerly done in the
rudest manner and disagreeably as
wslL To cleanse the system and
break up colds, headaches and fevers
without unpleasant after effects use
the delightful liquid laxative remedy.
Syrup of Tigs. Manufactured by
California Fig Syrup company.
Ths Ana us, 10c a week, delivered
every eveaJmr, at your door.
TRI-CITY LUTHER LEAGUE.
Sanliereaty af Warthn Lathar-a Death Om.
The anniversary of the death of
th founder of Lutheranism was ob
served at Angnstana college chapel
oy me xTi-taiy uiiner league last
evening. Tbe exercises opened -with
an organ solo. Grand Chorus in D"
from Gutlmoat by A. I. Bodfors,
followed by scripture reading and
prayer by uev. l. 1. Murphy, pastor
of Grace Evangelical Lutheran
church, and the anthem, "He Leadeth
Me" from Herbert by Grace Lutheran
choir. Bev. C. A. Hemborg, pastor
of the Swedish Lutheran church of
Moline, delivered an address in
Swedish on Luther, speaking of his
life as a lightning., his words as a
thunder, and his death as a sleep be
neath the rainbow. The Swedish
Evangelical Lutheran church choir
of Moline, rendered the anthem from
Behrens. "The Lord's Prayer, and
Kev. U. W. Blancfce. pastor of St.
Paul's English Evangt-lical Lutheran
church of Davenport, spoke in En
glish on "The Secret of Luther'a
Power. There was an anthem by
the choir of the First Swedish Evan
gelical Lutheran church choir- of
Kock Island, prayer by Dr. , E. F.
Bartholomew, the rendition of "A
Mighty Fortress is Oar God" by the
congregation atd the benediction by
ur. uisson concluded tbe exercises.
Dlapatehed the Brata.
One of ths species of the canine
family which makes life miserable
these bleak nights, remote from the
thickly inhabited communities, got
into Second avenue last evening
and took tbe post of guard
over the express wagon of his master,
August Nissen. which was stationed
in front of tbe Harper. The dog felt
the importance of his responsibility
as special guardian of the outfit and
took it upon himself to argue and
dispute the right of every wayfarer
wbo passed along tbe south side of
the street. The brute was more
persistent with some than with
others and bad an exceedingly gruff
way oi approaching people, a num
ber of pedestrians feeling that the in.
clinations of the dog were any
thing but friendly. After a num.
ber of people had been at
tackea me urate's conduct was
brought to tbe attention of Offi
cer Carnes, who upon in vestige'
tion became convinced i hat the mas
tiff was suffering from disorder and
needed medicine. He dispatched a
quick acting pill into the beast
through hypodermic process and
quiete l him instantly. The pup is
Looking to the Laaee.
Davenport is to adopt the same
course wim reference to tbe levee on
that side of the river that has been
outlined by tbe Rock Island council
here. It is proposed to beautify the
river ironi. I be limes of lat even
ing says: "Mayor Vollmer has is
sued orders to E. W. Boynton, com.
missioner or public works, to com
mence active warfare on the demor
alized condition of the levee as soon
as the spring season sets in. The
war will be opened by demolishing
me many unsightly piles of dirt and
drift wood which have accumulated
since a franchise was granted each
to the v. & k. ana the u. & K. 1.
B. and T. companies. Tbe improve
ment which will follow the general
levee cleaning will be an extension of
paving at the foot of Main streets.
There is no reason why Davenport
with a large levee fund at its dls
posal cannot have the model river
front of the upper Mississippi. Be
cause the city takes the matter in
hand, however, it does not follow
that the franchise will be taken from
the two companies. When they are
ready to begin operations the levee
iront will also be ready."
Wall Kept Sacra t.
Austin W. Way has proven to the
satisfaction of his many acquaint
ances that he can keep a seeret
even one which involves the import
ance oi tne matrimonial question.
One evening about the latter part of
January Mr. Way. who is assistant
secretary of the Moline Plow com.
pany, bied himself to Spirit Lake,
Iowa, ostensibly on.a business mis
sion, if there were any suspicions
they were dispelled when he returned
single handed. But the arrival of a
Mrs. Austin Way in Moline Monday
evening caused quite a stir among
the young gentleman's friends, who
have come, to the conclusion that
they have been hoodwinked. Mrs,
Way could not accompany her has.
Dana on account oi ber mother's ill
ness at the time of the marriage.
So the secret was kept sacred until
now. The bride's maiden name was
Miss Florence Albright.
Dr. and Mrs. G. L. Eyster enter
tained a party of friends lat evening.
- Capt. and Mrs. C. W. Durham en
tertained the East End Progressive
Euchre club Monday evening.
She Weald ba a Bcaaty tt
Her face wasn't covered with pim
ples and blotches. How often we
hear this expression. Tis a pity
this beauty with an "if" did not go
to M. F. Bahasen's drug store and
get a trial (60 cents) bottle of Foley
Sarsaparilla, which would soon clear
Statistics show that thousands of
infants and children yearly die of
membranous croup. We do not ex
aggerate when we state that every
one of those Innocents eottld have
been saved bad Foley's Money and
Tar been given them in time.. Can
J on afford to be without it in your
onseholdP For ami at M. F. Baa
sea's drag nor. -
Rock Island Lodges Have a
Joint Celebration. , .
TEE THIRTT-SE00IL imnVES3AET
Graod Ball mt tho ladaUnal Ilenae BtalM-
Saa- What Kalehta am FiliaSs Maata
Pythians and their friends danced
at the Industrial Home building last
evening. The occasion was a cele
bration oi the 32d anniversary of
Pythian! sm arranged by the two Kock
Island lodges, St. Paul 107 and Met-
It waa an affair at which the
watchwords of Pythianism friend
ship, benevolence, charity were
immediately discernible. This could
be observed especially in so far
as it pertained to friendship, for the
gallant Knights, true to their teach.
mgs, saw to it that sociability and
good-fellowship prevailed first of all.
There were about one hundred and
twenty couplea in attendance,
streaming from the ceilings were
decorations and emblems embodying j
tbe rytbian colors red. yellow and
blue and throughout the hall were
neatly arranged decorations which
contributed much to the beauty oi
the scene, which was enlivened by
the aweet strains 'from Bleuer's or
And then there were a couple of
entertaining addresses, which inter.
rupted tbe dance while the evening
of pleasure waa well under way.
Past Chancellor C. W. Schlegel, of
Metropolitan lodge, recited the his
tory of Pythianism in an interesting
manner ana forcibly brought out
the association of the two heroes
from whose acts sprung the order to
illustrate the elevating and strength
ening influence inculcated by Pythian
practices, tie also dwelt - on the
charitable and benevolent features
of the order and he concluded by
saying that Us foundation was
friendship and loyalty to fellow men.
Mr. Schlegel also explained the ob
jects of the Rathbone sisters, the K.
r. ladles' auxiliary, a branch of which
is under way of formation here.
Chancellor Commander C. J. Searle,
of St. Paul lodge, followed, and in a
few well selected words told of the
ennobling influence of association,
and the consolation and assistance
it afforded in an hour of need or
At midnight Caterer Smythe
Kalgbta el the Ulobe Baaqoet.
Odd Fellows' hall contained a
merry assemblage last evening on
the occasion of the second annual
banquet of Fort Armstrong Garri
son 80, Knights of the Globe. Pa
triotic decorations adorned the re
ception room which rang with music.
song and general sociability for sev
eral hours. Precediog the banquet
a bne eutertainment was given which
was opened with an address by C. B.
Marshall, who ably illustrated the
internal assistance ana enjoyment,
the social and intellectual advance,
ment, the cultivation of obedience,
bonestv and loyalty, - and the mili
tary discipline and the cul ivation of
patriotism, accruing to those enjoy
ing membership in the ; Knights of
the Globe. This wss followed with
a selection bv the Eurjhonv-Svm
phony Mandolin club, which gave a
delightful medley of popular airs
arranged by the club. Then there
were vocal solos by Rev. F. W. Mer-
rell. Miss Flo Dorrance and George
H. Sheldon; a vocal duet by Misses
Agnes Bixby and Amey Huey; reci
tation by Virgil Jacobs; reading by
W. B. Mclntyre; piano solo by Miss
myrtle bears, and a euphonium solo
by Prof. Williams. Then the ban
quet table was repaired to. About
one hundred and twenty couples
were in attendance.
Tax Hatlaa. .
Taxes for 1895 are now due at
the county treasurer's office. All
personal tax must be paid by March
iu. umce nours s a. m. to o p. m.,
Saturday evening to 8 p. m.
William Bakkb, Collector.
Are what please the
people. With that
end in view our
stock is selected.
Nothing but what
is reliable and at
prices tbst for qual
ity of goods cannot
be duplicated in the
city. Grocery trad
ing on these lines
Cleanliness, Courteous At
ten lion and Fair Dealing are
our watchwords of success.
G. A. McDonald
. carat at. pkssMim.
Ladies Shirt Waists.
. fob 1896.
We have opened for inspection the
largest, most select and best fitting
Uae of shirt waists ever shown in
this vicinity. We start the ballroll-l-f
by placing on aale 25 dozen
ladies' Shirt Waists, laundried col
lars and cuffs, yoke back, the dollar
kind for 66c. 66o, 65c each.
35 doaen Lawn Percale and Dimity
Shirt waists, values up to $1.26,
opening price 89o and 75c
At $1 we sell shirt waists worth
easily $1.60 each.
Exclusive styles in the finer novel
ties, made of Grass Linon, Madras.
Dresden Dimities, etc, with detached
collars, can wear white collars with
them if desired. $1.25. $1.60. $1.68,
$1.75, $1.98, $2.12. all marked at a
tnira less than the identical same
goods bring in the larger cities.
A Napkin Sale.
The following Int. Inrinila almost
everything wanted in Nkta at
very special prices until sold:
a mi, ov aosen wmte ana cream
napkins, $1 a dozen.
At $1.25, 25 dozen f and 1 bleached
napkins, $1.25 a dosen.
At S1.48. 95 dotn Knnti.li Una. oa
inch napkins, only $1.48 a dozen.
a, sva . - -
atyi.id, ivu aoten f ana J size
napkins. 60 nattftrna anil atela tn
select from, only $1.75 a dozen.
. genuine uerman linen Z4
inch napkins, $2 a dozen.
Special prices on all the best qual
875 aapklas for tt S3 a dozea
M oaee fo- St S3 doeea
MOD ones for $3 SI a dozen
SSS0 on-a lor S 88 a do sea
All the above nnmhara mrm ha.
gains. Values talk lnniW t.ll SBffl TsVAsvlel
Come judge for yourself.
Want Your Boy
To look his best, bring him to
us. We will put one of our
regular $7 to $10 long pant
Suits on him and charge you
We don't claim there is noth
ing cheaper, but we do claim
that there is nothing better at
These suits are $6, because
getting you into our store and
making you acquainted with
our clothing, and with our ways
of selling, means more to us
than the loss of a dollar or two
now and then.
NOW READY FOR BUSINESS.
BEAD OUB REMARKABLY LOW PRICES:
Hen's half soles, (sewed) 70c
Hen's half soles, (pegged) 60c
Hen's heels straightened. 20o
Boys' half soles, 3 to 6, 45c
Boys' heels straightened 20o
Youths' half soles, 11 to 2 sOe
Youths' heels straightened 16c
All rips on shoes sold by ns
We will use only the best
Uji - rrArjam. Y aaaKauKaanK
Yes. that's what that flat neckband oa yonr shirt does,
and it's all because it isn't properly ironed. Wo
have a new machine that remedies that aad sets tho
band np straight so the collar flu it precisely aad makes
It a pleasure to put on a clean shirt. There Is aothinr
more plying to the eye or agreeable to tho wearer
than faultless linen. We an doing all ia oar power to
!.th..Ibvf th? h!brt Kr",e Isondry work
that Is attainable Let ns try your bundle once and we
will demonstrate the truth ot our advertising. Drop a
postal to the r
Rock Island Steam Ltiandry.
The New Dress Goods.
But the price they were to have
been are turned down. You shall
have them marked dowa at the oat
set. 600 pieoes 1896 novelties, such as
Chameleons. Venetians, Bourettea,
Mosambiques, etc.. including all the
newest colorings; 60c they were to
have been, but we make aaparalled
opening price tor all. 39c, 39e a yard.
250 pieoes fine all wool Dress
Goods, including English wide wales,
should be 75e.
62-inch India Twills, should be 89c
45- inch silk finish Henriettas,
should be 75c
46- inch Cheviotine, navy and black,
should be 76c.
38-inch Mohair Jacquards, were to
have been 72c
Imported Novelty Suitings in
beautiful weaves and color effects,
worth C8 to 75c
To make this a memorable event
to dress goods buyers, we say take
your choice of the entire lot at 60c"
) A Silk Item.
SO pieces black aad colored faacy IBM Silks;
design.; opening pries SSs a
yard. Dlly arrivals ot new Silk aerre to keep
tne lalereat in this depaitnteat at taeklabeu
Glaarware that looks like Cut Otaas. pretty
enoeseforaqoeen. cheap eaonsa for anybody
who wanta ton rheapeat. aad at the tame time
aovethlnz alee. This week wa harm a aiaaaalnc
eat. In UUtsware.
Table Goblets, worth Te each, now Sc.
8-Inch Berry Bowie. Imitation cat, ac
S-tneh Ultra Preserve or Cheaas Dishes, with
handle, worth SSc, 10c
Imitation cat Baiter Dianes, war 18c, Sc.
BlcOlaae Pitcher. haltcat,la.
Table Tumbler, each Sc.
Cat Tankard Pitehera. wars die, for this sale,
Baby Glass Salt and Pepper Shaken, never
leaa than We, each Sc.
Bargain la Uleatware of every kind.
Ladies' half soles, (turned) .
Ladies' half soles, (welt) . . ,
Ladles' half soles, (pegged) ,
Ladies' heels straightened..
Hisses' half soles
Hisses' heels straightened..
Children's half soles.
will be sewed np free of charge.
stock and guarantee our work.
& Sextcx Telephone 129