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TUB ABGUS, TUESDAY, .TAUUAET 2, 1000.
our aim to outdo our former ef
our goods. We have always carried
rray, but this year our assortment in
pretty things that will, help you to
cult problem of buying your furni
ice as well as the goods are sure to
Cor Sixteenth Street
Spalding and B. C. I. Golf
Agrippa and Musselburg golf balls. Dupli
cate whist boards. Boxing gloves, punching
4 k C . . r r i irr1oe r f oil
" kinds. Bicycles and
We can repair anything from a nut-meg
to a clap of thunder.
1730 Second avenue and 202
YOU ADMIRE IT.
The best room is the ba room if
the plumbing has been properly done.
You are sure to approve the work we
do for you. We take no chances,
leave no weak spots to break and cause
trouble, allow no opportunity for bad
odors or sewer gas. Our plumbing
insures health to the household, as
well as comfort and satisfaction.
Opposite Harper House
Hundreds of Fancy Rockers in
and bed room furniture.
:hina closets and center tables.
1 all kinds of new ard pretty car-
xok cases, music cabinets and
ier Articles. Call and
and Second Avenue.
sundries. Repairing of
Eighteenth street, Rock Island.
FOR THE KITCHEN.
The preparation of deLcious and
nourishing dishes is made easy when
the kitchen conveniences are ample
We have plenty of cooking spoons
forks, soup ladles, etc., betides por
celain lined stewing and canting ket
ties, bread and cake pans to delight
i82i secosi m
WELCOME HEW YEAR.
The Festivities Held in Rock IsW
and to Mark Its
MITCHELL PAETY AT THE HARPER.
Pretty Rort&l Function la Which Four Bnn-
drerf TrI-Cltj rreople Ptlclpts Opw
IIohm at tha X. H. C. A "Watch" M eat
ings and Service at tha CharehM Bow
Other Enjoyed Themselves.
The advent of the New Year marked
the passing of another holiday season
terminating a week of home gather
ings, ebcrc-h festivals and a diversity
of festivities appropriate to the obser
vance of the joyous yuletide.
hue in Rock Island there was no
New Year's demonstration of a gen
eral character, the happy custom of
exchange of greetings was manifested
on every hand, and there were the usual
family gatherings. For those inclined
toward the more exhilarating amuse
ment of skating, the weather and a foot
of smooth ice provided the opportunity
one that many took advantage of
the triangle north f the waterworks,
the Hennepin canal and other places
being- crowded during the day and
evening, while the theatres and roller
rink, etc., were all generously patro
One of the largest and pretti
est social functions of the sea
son was the reception and ball
tendered tri-city friends at the
Harper last night by Mr. and Mrs.
lhil Mitchell. Fully four hundred
people responded to the invitation,
and there ha s not been a happier gath
ering of society folk in years. The
guests began to arrive at 8 o'clock,
and were received at the head of the
parlor stairway by Mr. and Mrs.
Mitchell. The entire parlor floor was
given over to the use of the party,
which was entertained with concert
musie by Grabbe's orcbettra. whose
selections were alternated with the
dance numbers furnished by Petersen's
orchestra, which was stationed in the
spacious dining room, where the terp-
sichorean pleasures occurred. A
dainty luncheon was served.
Many lloek Island people attended
the New Year's reception at the home
of Mrs. William Butterworth. in Mo
line. The hours were from 3 to 6
Those' assisting were: Mrs. W. L.
Veile, Mrs. j. v. Cady, Mrs. C f.
Skinner, Mrs. Stuart Harper, Mrs. T.
A. Murphy. Misses Alice Keator, Edna
Oilman, Florence fior.Id, Gertrude
Stephens, Grace lIu,iloon, Blunt,
Clir- and liessie Gilmore. Ryan,
Wadswortb. Wvle and Alice Kuhnen.
I he l. M. U. A. received !uring the
afternoon and evening, the ..ladies1
auxiliary serving refreshments to the
ctllers, ol whom there were ovr two
hundred. A feature of the entertain
tnent in the gymnasium was a bas
ketball game between the lirst team
and the business men, the latter win
ning, 8 to 5.
Kev. and Mrs. G. 15. Simons kept
open house, members of the First
Baptist church, of which Mr. Simons
is pastor, and other friends, being
among the callers, who were hand
somely entertained. Mr. and Mrs.
Simons were assisted by Misses Emma
and Martha Kahlke. Mrs. Bailey, Mrs.
First. Mrs. B. H. Wilson and Misses
Welch and Kunyon.
Members f the Sheridan club held
their customary "watch" party and
stag supper 4New 1 ear s eve in their
rooms in the Mitchell & Lynde build
ing. TLose present were: H. 1).
Corken, Henrv Burns, Thomas E.
Veiteh, W. P. Griffin, J. M. Colligan,
W. E. Smith. Kobert Auld, John Brady,
Thomas Sexton. J. J. LaVelle. El
Maucker, E. T. Dolly. P. J. Mcliugh
Thomas Pender. William Dunn. Ed
Corken, P. Normovle, M. Cor
coran, John Gaffey, Tim Collins, J. P.
Sexton. President J. P. Sexton pre
sided, and when the feast bad been
done ample justice, called on each one
present for a speech, and a season of
felicitous remarks followed, the anair
proving one of the most pleasant in
the history or the club.
The young people's society of Me
morial Christian church watched the
old year out and welcomed the new.
listening to a musical program and
an address by Kev. G. B. binions.
There were services in the Episco
pal and Roman Catholic churches
yesterday, in tbe latter, midnight
mass was also celebrated bundav
State Secretary A. M. Bruner deliv
ered a -New iear address at tbe l.
M. C. A. Sunday on "Peacocks and
lie Fooled the oorgeoas.
All doctors told Renick Hamilton
of West Jefferson, Ohio, after suffer
ing IS months from rectal Fistula, he
would die unless a costly operation
was performed; but he cured himself
with live boxen of Bucklen's Arnica
SalvE, the surest pile cure on earth,
and the best salve in the world. 25
cents a box. Sold by Hartz & Ulle
meyer. Save doctoiV bills by giving Foley's
Honey and Tar to infants and chil
dren In time to prevent pneumonia or
croup, which are fatal to so many
thousands of babies. All druggist.
It's the little colds that grow it on
big colds; tbe big colds that end in
consumption and death. Watch the
little colds. Dr. Woods' Norway Pine
Syr op. For sale by Marshall & Fisher,
Arnold's Sromo Celery cures head
aches; 10, 25 and 60 cents. Bliss'
irng store, .
ARSENAL LINE IS OPENED.
Emrloyes Carried to Work la Electric
The TriCItv Railway company be
gan the operation of its Rock Island
arsenal line tms morning, running
seven trains irom tne kock lsiana
and Davenport terminals to the arse
nal, carrjiog about lzo workmen
on the trip. J.nree trains were
started from this side of the river
from the western terminus of the
Blue line, from Thirty-eighth street,
and from the barn of the Rock Island
& Milan line. The trains ' were run
straight through to the arsenal shops.
On bringing the workmen from the
island tbe trains will terminate at
tbe points given above. Transfers
will be given only to and from the
Elm street line.
PERSONAL AND SOCIAL.
Howard Plummer left for a visit in
R. C. Willerton has returned from
his visit to Bloomington.
Ex-Sheriff C. D. Gordon is in the
ity from Idaho Springs, Colo.
The Misses Mary and Florence Lee
spent New Year's in Sherrard.
The Emanon Dancing club gave a
party at Carse hall last night.
Miss Grace Musser. of Muscatine,
is a guest of Mrs. C. W. Negus.
Mr. and Mrs. C. S. McDaniel have
returned from a visit to Bloomington
lion. Ben T. Cable came to tie
city to spend New Year's, leaving at
uoon today lor Cnicago.
Miss Ethelbert Morev has returned
to the city after a visit in Chicago,
Ottawa and other places.
The Misses Carrie and Mamie Ebr-
horn left this morning for a visit in
Chicago and Battle Creek.
Miss Ada Hojrue, of Wyanet, 111.,
who has been visiting with Mr. and
Mrs. M. T. Stevens, returned home
Mrs. Jchn Conard, who has been
visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
D. (i. White, left for her home in Pike
Rev. G. II. Kaltenbacb, who is the
guest of Rev. R. F. Sweet, assisted at
the morning service at Trinity church
Sunday, preaching an eloquent ser
Isaac Wilson, aiuaker minister, and
wife from Bloom held, Ont mo, cinaaa
called on New Year's day to visit Mr.
and Mrs. Phil McGounell" 710 Fourth
street. They are on tbeir way to
Mr. and Mrs. Ullman, of Fifth ave
nue and Forty-fifth street, were pleas.
antly surprised Sunday evening by a
party of 25 friends and neighbors.
J he evening was spent in playing
progressive euchre, after which a sap
per was served.
Mr. and Mrs.J.f E. Try. bt 2861
Hflh-and-a-half avenue, entertained
Friday evening in honor of Miss Cyn
thia Hawes, of Columbus Junction,
Iowa, and Will Davis.' of Wabash,
Ind., who are spending the holidays
in tbe city.
In honor of the 10th anniversary of
his service as a U. S. mail carrier, H
E. Burris was Saturday evening sur
prised bv the employes or the Jsock
Island postolhce, who took possession
ox his home on beventu avenue and
passed several hours in appropriately
celebrating the event. Refreshments
were served by Mrs. Burris. Mr,
Bnrris received a nice gift from bis
fellow postomce employes.
DIES FROM HIS INJURIES.
Mall Clerk M. K. Held? Passes Away In
From injuries received in a railroad
wreck at Genefeo last June. Michael
E. Reidy died at the county hospital,
Chicago. Saturday. Reidy was a rail
way mail clerk and bis run was irom
West Liberty, Iowa, to Chicago. On
the evening of June 7 he was on a Rock
Island train, which was wrecked by a
misplaced switch. He was 42 years
old and married.
F. mancipation Celebration.
The 37th anniversary of the pro
mulgation of the emancipation proc
lamalion was observed with fitting ex
ercises by the colored people of tbe
tn-cities vesterdav at the A M. t.
church hall on Fifth-and-a-half avenue
and Thirteenth street, which Pastor
C. E. Thomas had nicely decorated
with the national colors. On account
of illness, Maj. J. C. Buckner. of Chi
cago, was unable to le present. There
were addresses by Rev. S. M. Smoth
ers, of Davenport, and G. W. McCas-
krin ani Kev. U. K. J nomas, singing
Vy tbe choir, the ladies of the church
serving supper. Altogether it was a
most enjoyable event.
Mrs. Montrose Dead.
J. F. Montrose came over from
Peoria to spend New Year's with his
friend and business associate, Charles
Mcliugh, at tbe Harer, but the hap
piness which the event promised was
changed into sadness by tbe receipt
by Mr. Montrose Sunday morning
of tbe melancholy tidings of the death
of his mother at her home at Roches
ter, N. Y.. aged 79 years. Mr. Mont
rose returned to Peoria yesterday
morning. The friends in this city of
that gentleman and his brother, bla
ter, are distressed to know of their
sorrow, and sincere sympathy is ex
Harry Benson, of Davenport, was
sentenced to 20 days in the county
ia.il on a charge of vagrancy.
Oscar Thomas is under arrest on a
charge of stealing copper wire valued
at $20 from the local station of the
Long Distance Telephone company on
HIS FATE A MYSTERY.
Simeon E. Roberts Found by the
Roadside With Fractured
SUSPICIOUS OF FOUL PLAT.
Had Beea Oa a Visit to His Daujhtwr
I'neonseloos, and Arms and IeffS Frozen
and Bis Rig Missing- Sensational Clr.
en instances Surrounding the Case of a
Buffalo Prairie Farmer.
Simeon E. Roberts, a farmer living
n Buffalo Prairie township, who went
to visit a his daughter, Mrs. Alice
Robinson, in the same township last
night, was fonnd unconscious by the
roadside a short distance from his
daughter's home early this morning.
bis skull being fractured and his
hands and feet frozen.
Mr. Roberts had, np to a late hour
this afternoon, not yet recovered con
sciousness, and hence none of the cir
cumstances of the terrible fate that
n some manner overtook him bas so
far ieen gained. There is strong
suspicion of foul play, as no trace
has been found of the horse and light
wagon in which he left home. Tbe
fact that tbe rig would in some man
ner nave heen beard from by this
ime, if indeed it did not go home.
bas a tendency to discourage the idea
of a runaway accident. and to
strengthen the feeling that the farm
er may have been attacked and his
assailants used his horse and wagon
as a means of escape.
Victim Well Known.
Mr. Roberts, whose farm is located
n t he northeast coiner of Buffalo
Prairie township, is 65 years of age
and has a large family. He is one of
tbe best known and most highly es
teemed farmers in tbe lower end of the
This afternoon word was sent in
for Dr. C. C. Carter to go out and
attend the sufferer.
WOMAN TAKES HER LIFE.
Mrs. Minnie Mcfl horter. or Moline. Drinks
Mrs. Minnie McWhortcr, of Moline,
despondent over domestic troubles".
took a dose of cresolene Sunday night,
and died yesterday. She was house
keeper for C W. Phares, at whose
home she committed suicide. She
was28 years of age.
JANUARY TERM OF COURT.
A. K. Nelon .Appointed Foreman of Grand
The January term of the circuit
court was convened at 2 o'clock this
afternoon by Judge (Jest.
The petit and grand juries were im
panelled, A E. Nelson, of this city.
beinr named as foreman of the latter
M. I. Levinstein and Miss Anna
Lewis were married at the home of
tbe bride's brother, II. Lewis, at 2836
Fifth avenue; at 5 o'clock Sunday
night, Kabbi Goldman, of Davenport,
performing the ceremony. Misses
Ida Lewis and Etta Sigel, tbe latter of
Ottumwa, were bridesmaids, and
Jiuis Turivas and John Marks, of
David laxruan and M:s? Dora A.
Schrtibman, of Davenport, were un'tsd
n marriage at Beshn s ball last even
ing at H o'clock by Rabbi Goldman, of
Davenport. Sam GoMgood, of Alton,
and Miss Celia Taxman, of this city,
were the attendants. Ihe music for
the ball which followed the ceremony
was furnished by J. J. Baker's or
McCoy a Favorite.
The victory of "Kid" McCoy over
Peter Maher at Conev Island, while no
more than expected by them, was
none the less gratifying te the Rock
Island friends of McC y, who won the
admiration of all who met him during
bis recent visit here. Maher was not
without backers among the local
sports, however, but as the hour of
the battle approached, a number of
them began to hedge.
A Novel In a Xutshell.
Met him again In love with blm.
Met blm again no longer in love
with bliu. but he in love with me, be
cause I am so beautiful.
Met blm again he is still more in
love with me, not enly because I am
beautiful, but because I am also good.
Sorry for blm.
Again I met him be is colder than
he was. Think he has forgotten my
beauty and my goodness. I, however,
am inclined to think that I am in love
with him after all. How lucky be Is,
and bow angry mamma will be!
Mamma proved to be strangely
pleased. Makes me angry, for I know
she is not a good judge of a young
Flirted with bim outrageously to
make mamma mad didn't succeed.
Engaged to bim glad.
Married to him sorry. London An
I want to let the people who suffer
from rheumatism and sciatica know
that Chamberlain's Pain Balm re
lieved me after a number of other
medicines and a doctor had failed. It
is the best liniment I have ever known
of. J. A. Dodgen, Alpharetta, Ga.
Thousands have been cured of rheu
matism by this remedy. One appli
cation relieves the pain. For sale by
t lot l-td Ym KaaAimys Bagf
ISTMcCme r Co.
There are many things in nearly every department, that we'll not In
voice, if cutting prices will avoid it. This week, there will be brisk barg.Vn
trading at McCabVs. Explore the store it pays.
$1.00. S.00, SI.OO, $1.00.
Tuesday morning, and until sold.
good, . warm, winter jackets, v e
arn't going to invoice these,
ft dollar aruecft. Cf. fit)
Three lots of heavy jackets, fine ker
seys, Deavers ana ooucies, sume
half silk, some all silk lined, won't
invoice them, so cut them to $3.aS,
f 2.98. 1.98. The values will sur
prise you. Better come
early, $3.98, $2.98 and 1.98
Rocking Chairs, Halt Price.
During the fall season, we handled
several carloads of rocking chairs.
about 2,000 in all. Some of them got
more or less damaged, spoke gone
here, back cracked a little, arm
marred, etc. Not much damage-i-wear
just as well, but we won't in
voice them. Tuesday and while they
last, these rockers at half price or less.
About 50 in all.
Yoar Choice $1.94, for Values
up to $6.
Three handsomely carved $ 6 rock
Eight finely rub linish rockers
worth $5, 15 large carved black,
leather seat rockers, value $3.25.
A lot of other sample rockers, rang
ing in value to $5. On sale in an
nex Eighteen th street.
Hundreds of fine blankets sold for
Christmas presents. Many pairs
are slightly soiled from "showing
during the Christmas rush. To
save invoicing we take these odd
pairs of fine California grey and
white wool blankets, sold as high
as 8 a pair, others were $4.50, $5
and $6. Your choice of the
lot at, a pair $3.50
THE PATENT I & S.
Cut double breasted and high in the neck
from heavy woolen fabrics, lined with
cassimere and interlined both front and
back with Textile buckskin, making it
not only wind proof but a lung protector,
and the warmest ard least cumbersome,
yet the most practical cold weather gar
ment ever devised.
WITH AND WITHOUT SLEEVES.
We respectfully ask you to call and
examine the merits of this garment.
SOMMERS & LAVELLE.
1802 Second Avenue.
J. F. Robinson, President. L. S. McCabc, Vice President. M. E. Castbej
Gentral Trust and Savings Bank,
Rock Island, III.
Incorporated Under State Law.
Capital Stock, $100,000. Four Per Cent Interest
Paid on Deposits.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
Peter Fries, L. S. McCbe, TE. D. Sweeney, . John Scbafer,
C. J. LarUin, J. F. Roblnsou, Henry W. Tremann, L. D. Mudge,
James J. La Veils, It. C. Casteel, II. D. Mack. LouU A. ScbmllC
Sweeney & Wulker, Hollcitors.
HONEY LOANED OX TEUS0NAL, COLLATERAL OK KEAL ESTATE SECL'iZITr.
Open daily 9 a. m. to 3 p. m. Saturdays 7 to 8 p. m.
Office in Rock Island National Bank Building.
Underwear and Men's Furnish m
Odds and ends we don't want to in
Toice go at half price. r
12 dozen children's camel's hair and
natural colors vests and pants, all
sizes 18 to 34 avoid in
voicing, we price them at....
15 dozen ladies' ribbed fleeced
vests, to close quick, each. . . . JQc
10 dozen men's fleeced lined shirts
and drawers, take the sizes
we have at 25C
Men's wool sweaters not all sizes
$1.25 ones at.. 87C
Boys' sweaters $1 value, take
them at 5QC
Men's club, bow and teck ties, 25c
ones, all week and until sold
Dress Goods and Silks.
Starting pre-inventory reductions
for quick clearance of odd lots until
11 pieces double fold plaids, all
bright, pretty colors, to close
quick, a yard. fc
169 yards of choice novelty suitings,
splendid wearing qualities. new
styles, worth up to 75c a yard,
take your pick, at 2QC
17 pieces black goods in tine French
serges, hen riettas, satin soleils and
lizard, brocades, 65c, 89c and 98c
values, not to be invoiced, so
we say a yard 49c
75c Corded Taffeta Silks Vel.
vets, 25c a Yard.
We have placed ou sale 19 half pieces
of velvets and about 200 yards of
fancy taffeta silks, values are
68c and 75c, at 25C
The Baking Pan and Range
and other articles of hardware will
play prominent parts in the prepara
tions of the
HOLIDAY FEAST, '
and if you want them of fine quality
and moderate price, better select tbeua
from those in our stock.
We have a fine assortment of sea.
son able goods.
Guns and Ammunition.
JO J Twentieth Stmt. x