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THE ABO-US, SATuRUAT, DECEMBEIlx31, 1898.
New Year -
GONE STEADILY ON.
NEW YEAR'S OBSERVANCE.
Rock Island in Substantial
AGGREGATE OUTLAY OF
Is now In order. Very soon
we will be passing from the yfZ-'
old year to the new.
Shields' Cash Grocery wishes the
public a Happy New
If you arc not already a pat
ron, begin the coming year j
right by trading at
22;nr Fifth Ave
7 LIKE HO CHEAP MAI
That spends his money on the instalment
plan, for cheap made bicycles. Buy a
Stearns, Sterling or Victor Bicycle. They
have a reputation akd are acknowledged
the world over to be the best. Then we
have, the Patee Crest Bicycle, which is the
best tVheel fcr
in thf; world. If this was not true, others
would't be so quick to copy it. No matter
how much others cut prices, our line is
f d, and sells
ne the same.
as listed treating
G A. SPENCER,
We are overstocked on some of the larger sizes of
Cook Stovej and Ranges, and while they last we
offer them ct the following low prices. Remember
they are alllEWEL stoves, bran new and up to date
in every paricular, and guaranteed strictly first class
bakers and tokers:
Tli Keserrolr, Lctc, New Bridge. Wood
men Kalldini, Etc. Are Amonc the
Hwt Notable ImUnrn-ltat the Spirit
of Progress Has Been General Through
out the City.
In the matter of substantial pro
gress and steady growth as in general
prosperity, the year l695 has left the
impress as on? of the most notable in
the city's history. Following the
pace set by the municipality, im
provements have gone steadily on.
It has been said before that few peo
ple realize to the fullest extent the
record the city has made in the past
12 mouths m enduring . improve-:
ments. A splendid reservoir has
Fabllc Office and ltaslness Houses Gener
ally to Suspend Monday.
. -I. .i
! iUDDuar win lie given o er to ine gen
eral observance of New Year, on ac
count of the date of the holiday coming
4 on Sundav, as in thecase of Christmas.
Business men have pretty generally
agreed among themselves to close
their stores for the greater part of
$300,000. Monday, while hanks and the major
ity of the public offices will not be
open. I he postothce will close at lO
a. ni. and there will be two deliveries
ia the morning.
In a social way the first day of the
. new year promises to witness more of
a formal observance than in recent
; years. The long honored cus
tom of open houses, at least to
friends, seems to be gradually com
ing buck into vogue in Rock Island as
elsewhere. Quite a number in the
the city will receive their friends on
invitation as well as informally.
Chief interest will center in the formal
opening of the Kock Island Club,
. which promises to be a delightful
Judge (Jest will convene the Janu
arv term of the circuit court at 9
o'clock Monday morning and adjourn
BURNS BESTS CANNON
England's Champion Goes Down
j Before the Farmer at j
! Harper's. '
A MIXED MATCH 13 WRESTLED.
been provided in a most advantageous;
" 1 i niont will m tiL'tm until 1 nii?iv
of $00,000. Through the same in
strumentality the levee has been pre
served and :w river front established
for all time at an outlay of $16,0o0,
a portion of which amount, however.
was (tome by the Kock Island &
Peoria railway and the Rock Island &
Davenport Ferry company. The new
lower bridge has come and is prae
tically completed, representing with
the connecting snore work, etc
$450,000 on this side of the
river. Paving ou E!m street.
affording a new, modern thorough
fare of entrance to the city, involved
$-'0.62, while Twenty-sixth street
improved and paved cost .5.237. Iu
waterniains $0,000 was spent: in
streets, alleys and grounds $10,000
Beside these improvements, carts for
the systematic hauling and imposi
tion of garbage, rubbish, ashes, etc..
have been provided, and the health
regulations, put on a basis that few
cities the size ot nock, islaiKl enjoy
the advantage and blessings of. Side
walk improvements have gone stead
ily on in all parts 01 town.
And, as said before, the march of
improvement has not liecn confined to
the city government. The city
has simply led the way though
with a good lead. The home
building of the Modern Woodmen
ot America lias gone up. repre
senting $75. 0X, and standing as one
of the tiuest and best structures of its
kind in the world. The Kock Island
Piow company has put up a $25,000
building adjoining its plant down
towu, the Kock Island iV: Peoria ha
provided itself with a new $10,000
round bouse, the Tri-Citv Kail way
company has put $70,000 into im
provements during the year, incluJ
ing track, paving, new motors, tiucks
vestiouiing cars, new summer cars.
etc. The Harper house is undergoing
the process of remodeling, at a cost
of $35,000, and the Kock Island house
has been improved to the exteut of
Improvement Ha Hen Gt-ueral,
". ll:ese are some of the important
developments in the progressive
movenieut in which Kock I-Iand has
participated or is included. Improve
ment has. though, not been confined
to the outlay of large sums exclu
sively. It has been the watchword.
New buildings, homes and business
blocks, have gone up ail over town.
representing in the aggregate 100.-
0OO. which, taken into consideration
with more notable instances enumer
ated, will swell the rear's work to
omcthing like $'.'00,000.
Aud theoutiook for the eouiingyear.
owing as much to what has been Ione
as anything else, is altogether cheerful.
morning at the same hour, until which
time grand and petit jurors have been
CLUB'S FORMAL OPENING.
Kfular Xo. 9 size ok stove (with
No. 8 or 0 lids) wh oven 2lx22
inches, weight 3.1Knads, full
nickel trimmed, mfQ
Regular No. 9 size Jek-1 steel range,
same as above excfit without res
ervoir (with six lil). weight 510
pounds, wun oven -'ti-j ny jfl
Same stove with white enameled res
J. I). Thomas died at his home.
4525 Fifth avenue, at O.viO this morn
ing of cancer. He was 4 ye-trs of
age and is survived by his wife and
four children. Funeral services wi'l
be held at the residence at i:30 to
morrow morning, and will be attended
bv the Court of Honor and members
of the relief corps of Buford Post, and
at noou the remains w.il ie shipped
to Ironton. Ohio, for interment.
The funeral of Mrs. Julia Corken
occurred from St. Josephs church at
1:30 this morning. Kev. I nomas
Mackin officiated. Interment was
at Calvary cemetery. The pallbearers
were Edward Shields, James Kinney.
Thomas O'Connor. John Carney, Cor
nelius Donovan and Michael Corcoran.
The remains of Mrs. Ida Olson were
laid to rest yesterday at 2:b0 p. m. at
Chippiannock cemetery. Services
were held at the Swedish I-utheran
church. The pallbearers were Magnus
Peterson, August Anderson. Gustav
Peterson. Eriek Olsen. John Matson
and Mr. Rudgren.
Brilliant Event Arranged for Monday
The formal opening of the Kock Isl
and Club will be held Monday even
ing. for which several" hundred invi
tation's have been issued. The club
house on Sixteenth street and Third
avenue has been furnished on an
elaborate scale, and will present a
brilliant scene Mondav evening, when
a reception will t.e "followed bv a ball
A temporary stairway has been erec
ted on the Third avenue side of the
club house, where the guests will en
ter and depart. The carriages will
head west on the avenue, and vehicles
in waiting will stand ou Sixteenth
The directors, considering the braad
scone of the clubs objects and pur
roses comruerciallv as well as socially.
have sought to make the invitations as
general as possible among those whom
it is believed would feel an interest in
PERSONAL AND SOCIAL.
King, of St. Paul, is in
Regular No. 8 size Jewel steel range
(with five lids) with oven 18x22
inches, full nickel trimmed and
with high closet and reservoir,
weight 560 pounds, y f g
at only CjP J I . mJ
inches, at onlv . . .
These prices xc for our best and heaviest goods, no
seconds. If ytu can use any of the above sizes, it is
money in jourpocket to take advantage of these
prices while triy last."
AJen, Mvers & Company
Opposite Hamper House. 1521 SECOSD AVE
Robbed rh Gme.
A startling incident of which Mr.
John Oliver, of Philadelphia, was the
subject, is narrated by him as follows:
"I was in a most dreadful condition.
My skin was almost yellow, eyes
sunken, tongue coated, pain contin
ually in back and sides, no appetite
gradually growing weaker day by day.
Three physicians had given me up.
Fortunately, a fiiecd advised trying
Electric Bitters,' and to my great joy
decided' improvement. I continued ' ,10.oa 8 care a" live.r V
their use for three weeks, and am cow ta"' eas-T to operate; reliable, sure,
a well man. I know they saved J cents-
my life, and robbed the grave of au- The smallest things may exert the
other victim.'" No one should fail to 'greatest influence, lie w'itt's Little
try them. Only 50 cents pT bottle Early Risers are unequal! for over
at llartz & Ullemeyer's drug store. coming ctnstii a'iou and liver trou
bles. Small pill, best pill, safe pill.
Mrs. S.ini Arndt is visiting Hamp
Aid. J. C. Surman went to (leneseo
.Inhn Ji. Liovd. wio has been seri
ously ill, is convalescent.
The annual stag banquet of the
Sheridan club occurs tonight.
Mrs. A. K. Kough anX children, of
15!ue Island, are visiting in the city
1 he family of J. C. 1 ugh arrived
home from Wilton, Iowa, this morning.
The Euianon club gives the first of a
scries of dances at Carse's hall Thurs
Misses Mary and Elizabeth Mahana,
of Wilton, Iowa, are visiting with Mr.
and Mrs. A. IX Sperry, 'JOS Twenty
Mrs. John Buckley, mother of Mrs.
Dan Corkeu, arrived in the city today
from .loslin to aitend the funeral of
Mrs. Julia Corken.
Col. Henry Curtis wil' leave Mon
day for Hot Springs, Ark., where he
will make an extended stay for the
leneiit of his health.
VI llliam Killmer leaves this even
ing in company with John Volk to
superintend the painting of the Nor
mal school buiiding at Alva, Okla.
Mrs. C. Bernhardi and Miss Bern
hartli eutertaincd tri-cify lady friends
at their home on Eighteenth street
vesterdav afternoon in honor of Mrs.
Schalck. of Chicago.
Mrs. Dr. J. P. Comegys is entertain
ing the members of Fort Armstrong
chapter. Daughters of the American
Kevolution. at her home on Nineteenth
street this afternoon.
The Christmas entertainment of
the South Park Sunday school was
held yesterday afternoon and evening
in the afternoon for the little ones
and in the evening for the older pu
pils. There was a large tree at each
exercise, and the goodies were dis
tributed among the children.
Tne W. V. R. U. held a boir social
at Memorial hall last evening, and
though the weather was very cold
there was a large attendance. The
followiug program was rendered:
Vocal solo, Miss Yeager: recitation.
Miss Lillie Boggess; recitation, Miss
Bailey: vocal solo, Mrs. Keim; recita
tion. Charlie Robb; vocal solo. Miss
'Hopiuson; recitation. Miss Lillie
Boggess. .Mrs. u. 5ala, ot Eighth
street and Third avenue, won the silk
quilt. The ladies furnished coffee
and all had a jolly time.
Twice Their I'soal Biz.
I was afflicted with rheumatism
and my knees swelled to twice their
usual size. I determined to try
Hood's Sarsaparilla, and I improved in
a short timi after I lnrrn t:kinrr it !
When I had taken three lottles I was
entirely well, and have remained so
ever since. Edwin Monson, Beards
Briton Falls a Victim to the Catch-as.
Catch-Caa Style. Losing; First and Third
Falls and tVlnnlns the Second at Graeco
Roman Contest Attracts a Small At
tendance. Farmer" Martin Burns bested
Tom Cannon, champion wrestler-of
England, in a mixed match at Har
per's theatre last night, winning the
lirst aud third falls, catch-as-catch-cau,
while the Briton took the second
' at his favorite style, Gra-co-Koman.
. The contest was poorly attended, but
' no less meritorious, although Cannon
i did not make the showing with the
I plucky . and stalwart farmer that it
j was expected he would.
In the opening bout the men spent
considerable time in studying one an
other, having never met before on the
mat. Each indulged iu an occasional
spurt, and to all appearances it
seemed as though Cannon, the larger
and heavier of the two by long odds
would make short work of his oppo
nent when once he went at him in
earnest. And it was very evident
that the Englishman wasdi- .piointed.
for he discovered that ii. .as up
against the real thing. The farmerdis-
pla ved his old-time wirenessand agilitv
in breaking away from several un
pleasant positions, and finally secur
ing a lirm grasp on Cannon, pinned
him to the mat with a hammer-lock
and half-Nelson, winning the fall in
Cannon named Graeco-Roman for the
second bout, aud incidentally ex
plained to the audience that while it
was not generallr recognized by wrest
lers in this country, across the water
it was the only style accepted in clas
sic wrestling. In draeco-Kornan le:
holds are barred, and as entangle
ment with an antagonist's pedal ex
tremities is the farmer's long suit, it
was noticeable that he was a little at
sea when he entered the arena for the
second round. He played on the de
fensive and put up an excellent front
against the Briton, who made a des
perate but unsuccessful attempt to
capture the fall in quicker time than
Burns did the lirst. Cannon admin
istered severe punishment to his ad
versary, but here is where the larui
er's wonderful endurance served him
well, as before the bout was half over
Cannon began to heave heavily. There
were several pretty rolls gamed by
each and some narrow escapes, the
farmer wiggling out of a full-Nelson
and prolonging the bout for 18 min
utes. Can no u bringing him down to
the carpet on a half-Nelson and cross
Cannon Downed in Seven Minutes.
Burns having won the fastest fall
had the choice of the style of the
third, and of course named catch-as-catch-can.
The farmer, fresh
as a daisy, waded into the
big man, hummer and tongs, and
in seven minutes had him planted flat
on the mat, an English cross lock and
side roll doing the business.
John Voss. of this city, referecd the
Cannon weighs 220 and Burns 165.
Cannon left today for Clinton, Iowa,
where he is matched to meet Louis
Ucnb (young Sandow) Monday night.
Cannon took defeat good naturedlv.
He said Burns was a fai mer before the
public, but those who contested with
him on the carpet would find, as he
did, that he was not a farmer in
Burns goes to Big Kock. Iowa, for a
short visit with his mother, after
which he returns home to Chicago.
A. J. bMITH & SON
Will this week
conclude the.. ,
Couch and Rocker Sale.
Half the ills thai man is heir to come
from indigestion. Burdock B'.ood Bit
ters strengthens and tones the stom
ach; makes indigestion impossible.
For sale by Marshall & Fisher, druggists.
X J. IUMSER I
n For Watches,
I Go'd Pens,
We are headq uarters for
To Car Constipation Fsnm
Take Caarareta Caad r Cathartic. 10o er Sa
IICCC; Xail to cure, drucgisu refund uos.j
For sale by T. IL Thomas, A- J. Reiss ,
and M. F. Bahnsen, druggists. '
Elegance, Durability and Economy shown throughout
the entire line : : : :" : : : :
$6.25 :: $7.75 :: $8.00 :: $8.25
A Full Size Tufted Couch In Corduroy or Velour,
any color for $6,25.
A J. SMITH & SON,
Leaders in Furniture and Carpets.- '
123-125 West Third Street. DAVENPORT.
j New Clothes
Add to the appearance
of thuse who wish tn begin
The New Year....
appropriately. We have
them in every style and quality.
Boys' Ulsters, $6.50, now . . .
Boys' Ulsters, $ 0.00, now . . .
Boys' Ulsters, $4.00, now.!....
-, , vie
One dollar off price of each Boys' Reefer
and Cape Coat, for this week only.
1804 Second Avenue.
...1891 and 1899
It is no experiment when you buy your Shoes from us. This
is our eighth year in the shoe business with a full line of every
thing the latest and best in footwear. Prices lower than the
lowest. If jou want odd lots in Shoes and Rubbers, almost
any size, we have them at 15c a pair some a little Soiled.
Also two lots at 25 and 50 cents. They won't last long at these
Yours for new up to
date Shoes or Bargains . . .
IDOI -F BROS
OI'EX WKD.NKSOAY AND SATURDAY EVENIMi.
A t Phil S. Wil Cher's