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THE ABGTIS. TTE .NESDAT. DECEMJSICI? 12, 1900. s
UNION FACTORY NO 34
having removed from Mid
dleboro, Mass. to Brockton,
bad on band a large lot of
men's medium and tine shoes
which we bought at a greatly
reduced price and will place
on sale at the following re
daction: 2i'b: $2.00
$4 and 4.50 shoe
This gives joa a chance to
buj union stamped shoes
cheaper by 50 cents than
any shoe with or without the
stamp in the tri-cities.
307 Twentieth Street.
Originators, Designers and Builders of Shoes
and Sellers or Shoes and Satisfaction.
Geo. A. McDonald's
YOU CAN BUT
Soda Crackers, per lb 5o
Ginger Snaps, 5c
Corn Meal, per sack 10c
12 bars Laundry Soap 25c
Compressed Yeast lo
Veast Foam 3c
bW Corn, 2 cans 15o
New Tomatoes, 2 cans.... 15c
Uneeda Biscuit, per pack
Shredded Wheat Biscuit per
the cheap man,
geo. a. Mcdonald
2304 Fifth Avenus. Phone 1196
Can You Pass
And not look at the
tempting goodies to
eat? We have fn sh
All the best candies
to tempt you. We are
serving the finest and
Hot coffee, hot choco
late and fancy cakes
on your shopping tour
is refreshing. Come
In and see the tine
line of fancy pack
Math & Brantigam Go.
1719-1713 Seooad Ay.
W. L. VANCE & CO.
834 & H5 Bl alto BuUdlac Chicago, HI.
Member of Cnlcaga Board of Trade.
Bay WbMl nd Cora oa brasika.
Correspondence oUolted. Order ex
eauted is 1000 bushels and. upwards oa
; m argini.
SCHOOLS OFTHE CITY
Board of Education Disposes of
Variety of Routine and
A TWO WEEKS' VACATION VOTED
Acting Chairman Bobbins Fails in
Effort to Elect New
Routine and minor business occu
piel the board of education at its reg
alar monthly meeting last evening
President Marshall was absent and
and F. E. Robbins was chosen tempo
Reports for the month were heard
and biils allowed. Miss Jennie G.
Johnson was elected regular teacher
and assigned to second grade work at
the Hawthorne building at a salary of
$35. The salary of Miss Maud Luckey
was advanced from $50 to $55 and
that of C. A. Wendell from $85 to f 00.
A. F." Greaser was chosen janitor of
the new Horace Mann school at a sal
raary of $32.50.
The board voted a 2-weeks' vacation
for the Holidays and salaries for the
month of December were ordered paid
Dec. -1. Additional insurance to the
amount of $ 10. 000 was ordered placed
on the Horace Mann school. The salary
of George Kale, janitor cf the Haw
thorne building, was advanced from
t5 to $'J0.
The secretary was instructed to
tender the thanks of the board to
Frederick Weyerhaeuser for the finan
cial assistance he has given toward
the construction of a public library
Itobblns I'lan Inoperative.
Other business being disposed of,
Mr. Robbins. as chairman, announced
nominations to till the vacancy caused
by the resignation of R. A. Donaldson
as member of the board, in order. To
this Messrs. Bollman and D3 Soland
demurred, holding that it was not
showing proper consideration for the
president of the board to take such
action in his absence. On motion of
Mr. Bollman it was voted to make the
election of a new member a special
order at the January meeting of the
Supt. 11. B. Hayden in his report
showed tho total enrollment for No
vember to have b?cn .'i '71 pupils.
The average daily attendance wai
3,081; por cent of attendance. 9ti 6:
cases of tardiness. 14; per cent of
punctuality, 99. OH; crises of truan
1(111 for the Month.
The following were the bills al
W F. Haser 1 ?'
Koch lUr.d btair Works ts ?
David Don 1 3S
.lotan F. Dicd nter f 7S
Fred MJeuer :t no
J. W. Stewiiri
Keidy Bros i i
Totien s ni 'MC house. JC"
Henrv Dart a Sous... 5 0
l'ort Hvron Lime Associativa ."ft
t; E- Robb 7(
.1 jlin Heriel9rn lrt 70
H A. McDonald, collector 17.1 '.
People's Power company 7 4S
K. K Lamp is 40
Crampton A. Co l"r 20
Charles Miller 10 M
ti. H. Klnifsbury 11 8'
coliios urns z,iu (
W. C.Maucker 3 '
Alice K'.isb f"
llart& Kahnsen Co 1 1 33
Claries llo 1 40
Hovk Isian-1 & Mollnc II Co....: 3 H"
Standard School FurnLshin Company . Ml r
Western I'ublishtrjj House a tM
Pranr fcilucui loaal company 3 10
American Hook company J i
Kictards in Smita & Co in oo
Gitn & Co 3 -i0
A. Anderson :w .-
HrooksOdCo :3 N
Prack U Kerns 400 ""
'. Alhee :i S.1
11. I J. Hayden 1 0
The Itest Piaster.
A niece of llanncl dampened with
Chamberlain's Pain Balm and bound
to the affected parts is superior to
any plaster. When troubled witn
lame back or pains in the side or
rhp. civfi it & trial xnil von are far-
tain to be more than pleased with the
urouipt relief which it affords. Pain
'alni'also cures rheumatism. One
application gives relief. For sale by
Many have lost confidence and hope
as well as health, because they
thought their kidney disease was in
curable. Foley's Kidney Cure is a
guaranteed remedy for the discour
aged and disconsolate. For sale by
We will not say we
ey can buy, but we
do say that we have
a great many Xruas
novelties that money
can buy and at a very
Our goods are the
best in onalitr.
LOOK AT H;u SHOW
Successors to Bahn sen's Drug
Store. Corner Fourth
Ave.. & Twentieth. St.
CHANCES AT COLLEGE:
TO BROADEN STUDIES
Important changes in the curricu
of Augrustana college are under
consideration by the faculty and will
be presented to the members of the
board of directors for action at their
next meeting. Should they be adopt
ed they would not be put into enect
until the beginning of the new school
rear next fall. Tbe changes are in
tended to broaden the institution and
widen the scope of its instruction
bringing it to the fore front of insti
tutions of its kind.
There is a rumor in this connection
that a separate building is to be pro
vided for the seminary. Under the
present arrangement the college and
seminary are in one buuaing. a
member of the board of directors of
the college yesterday said he had
heard nothing of such a change. Tbe
subject was not mentioned at the
recent meeting of the board and for
that reason he was inclined to believe
there was nothing to tbe report.
, A I.rtion In Seamanship.
Captain Hans Mirou. who lost bis
life at his post of duty on the burning
Saale at Ilobokon. was fond of telling
of his early introduction to tbe stern
realities of his chosen career. lie had
but Just come on board the schooner
where as cabin loy he was to serve bis
apprenticeship to the sea and was still
staring about him with boyish interest
and inquisitiveliess when the skipior
approached and ordered him to assist
in washing down the deck.
lie put down his bundle and started
awkwardly to do so, wheu a second
order, accompanied by emphatic ex
pletives, was given him to take oft his
shoes and Blockings. lie was perfectly
williiiir to oblige, but at home he had
not oeeu permitted to wet his feet.
,"N," he answered innocently, with an
engaging smile, "I should not mind,
but my mother does not allow it."
The skipper was a rough old sea dog
who did not appreciate obedience un
less it was rendered to himself, and his
reply was a stunning blow that flung
the boy across tho leek. "But after
that." Captain 'Mirou would say. with a
great laugh and not a shadow of re
sentment. "I knew who was captain of
that schooner, and it was not my
Fonr ICInc nnl n .ToUer.
-t the time if Colonel Cody's advent
into the e;..ii;,l of Germany the old
Kmperor William was entertaining
there three kings of smaller Germanic:
powers. The royal gentlemen were
very much interested in the ItitfTalo
Hill exhinit 'olis, and Colonel Cody was
the recipient of many favors from the
emperor himself. ne feature of the
performance v.:is the exhibition of the
;:nt iqu;i; ;1 Dead wood coach containing
passengers who are attacked by In
dians and finally rescued by cowboys.
The kaiser asked to be allowed to
ride in this vehicle with .his royal
grosts and to participate in this inter
esting experience. The request was of
course granted, and when the coach
was furiously assailed by howling In
li;ms its inmates were ns'tisual saved
by gallant cowboys.
After it was over and as the royal
party were descending from the coach
the emperor remarked:
Colonel Cody. 1 do not supiKise this
is the tirst time that you have ever bold
"No, your majesty," returned the
quick witted Scout, "but this is the first
time I ever held four kings and a royal
joker at the samo time:" San Francis
co Evening I'ost-
Prrih M ater Sprlnsi In Mldoecan.
Several fresh water fountains are
known to exist in the gulf of Mexico,
where vessels have frequently filled
their casks with ice cold sweet water
that comes up like a geyser in the
midst of the salt water. The fresh
water springs, ns the sailors call them,
have been known in the. gulf for oo
or mj years. They were discovered by
early voyagers and were the salvation
of many a mariner whose supply of
fresh wyiter ran short while he was
becalmed In tho doldrums. Some of
the fresh water springs are marked
upon the charts, but there is so little
need of them nowadays by the steam
ers on the gulf and the sailing fleet Is
so small that no atteutiou is paid to
them, and they have passed otit of the
knowledge of the younger skipper.
Con nid ern.tr.
Young Writer tto editor of newly es
tablished journal) If you find this lit
tle story available for your columns,
I don't ask any pay for it beyond a life
subscription to your paper.
Editor Rut. great goodness, young
man. you may live for 50 years!
Young Writer Oh. I don't mean dur
ing my life; during the life of your pa
per, you know! London Tit-Rits.
"Harry, yesterday was our wedding
anniversary, and you never taid a
word about it."
Well, my dear. I felt it in my lones
that it was .some ort of a big day. but
I couldn't remember what It was."
When a fellow has money to burr?,
the mother rt marriageable daughters
is ready to urply him with a match.
Every loy in Germany from the
crown prince to the i"eanesr subject is
obliged to learn some useful trade.
A Km Clear Brala.
Your best feelings, vour social posi
tion or business success depend large
ly on the perfect action of your stom
ach and liver. Dr. King's New Life
Pills give increased strength, a keen,
clear brain, high ambition. A 25
cent box will make you feel like a
new being. Sold by liartz & L He
rn ever, druggists.
WILL RENEW CANVASS
Theatre Promoter Johnston Invi
ted H ere Again After the '
CLUB READY TO CONTTBUE HELP
Play House a Reality Next Seasons-Action
Promoter G. II. Johnston and his
hustling canvasser, John K. Arthurs,
are expected to return to Rock Island
after the holiday season and take up
work on the theatre project where they
left off some months ago owing to the
pressing calls from other cities where
they had similar enterprises under way.
This is the likely outcome of
the monthly membership meeting
of the Rock Island Club last night,
when the proposed play house was a
special topic, and was discasssed with
much enthusiasm, nearly citizens ex
pressing themselves as realy to put
their shoulder to the wheel whenever
Mr. Johnston felt it convenient to come
It will be remembered that in a
comparatively short lime during the
last summer over 5. 000 was received
in subscriptions for the theatre
project. Scarcely any canvassing
was done outside the business
district. So that it is believed
now the other fo.OCO can be procured
with comparatively little effort. It
is planned to close up the canvass
and all preliminaries this winter in
order to go ahead with the new thea
tre building during the summer, hav
ing it completed and ready for open
ing at the beginning of the next the
atrical season. The club members
also talked of an excursion to Musca
tine to attend a performance and in
spect the new theatre Mr. Johnston
has erected there. It is probable
such a trip will be made by a delega
tion from the club.
Will Punh the Enterprise.
The theatre committee, through Dr.
K. M. Pearce, presented the following
resolution, which was adopted:
' Resolved, That it is the sense of
the Rock Island Club that the new
'heatre project should bo taken up
igain with the advent of the re
year and George H Johnston. the pro
moter, who hai been working in co
operation with this club's committee,
invited to resume his canvass as soon
after Jan. 1 as expedient.
"Resolved, That the theatre com
mittee take such steps as will insure
a complete, thorough and systematic
canvass in addition to what has al
ready been done and that the mem
bers of this club and citizens gener
ally be urged to give the committee
such assistance as may be solicited to
the end that the undertaking may be
pushed through without further de
lay. Resolved, That the president and
theatre committee of this club be au
thorized to arrange, as they deem
proper, provided no expense is in
curred to the club, for a visit of as
nany citizens as may be desired to
Muscatine, for tbe purpose of inspect
ing the new theatre Mr. Johnston
has just completed in that city."
L. Simon reported progress on the
lower Rock river road and his com
mittee was continued. President
Babnsen told of the securing of the
LightniDg Medicine company, of Mus
catine, which is to move its plant into
the industrial Home ouilding.
Frederick Weyerhaeuser's library
5ift was acknowledged iu a resolution
offered by E. II. Guyer and adopted.
Whereas, Frederick Weyerhaeuser,
formerly of this city, but now of
St. Paul, Minn., has seen tit to give to
our city the generous sum of f 10,000
toward the erection of a public lib ary
building and has further offered to
loan the city the further sum of $50,-
000 at a nominal rate of interest for
the completion of said building, and
"Whereas, This gift and the loan of
mis runner sum win at once enab.e
this citv '-o commence th erection of
fitting library builditg, in place of
Having to wait for years: therefore be
Resolved, Bv the Rock Island Club
that the heaity thanks of said organiz
ation and of each and every member
thereof and an assurance of our great
appreciation of Mr. everhaeuaer a
generosity be, and hereby is tendered
A communication was received from
the Northwestern University Glee and
Mandolin Clubs asking to give a con
cert here in the near future under the
auspics of the club. The manager
of the organization will be here Satur
day. The matter was referred to the
entertainment committee and board of
directors of the club.
There was farther discussion of the
proposition of the club assuming
ownership of its home, but no action
The nominating committee pro
posed Phil Mitchell, Dr. C. C. Carter.
J. S. Wilbert and Hash Curtis for
election as d;r ctors at tne next meet
ing to succeed thoco directors whoso
terms expire at that time.
Roth makers and circulators of
counterfeits commit fraud. Honest
men will not deceive von into buying
Worthless counterfeits of DeWitt's
Witch Hazel Salve. The original is
infallible for caring piles, sores, ecze
ma and all skin diseases. B. II. Bie
ber, Hartz & LUcmeyer.
TOPICS OF THE TOWN.
Mer:i'i pianos are reliable. Totten's
$175 buys a new piano at Totten's.
Reliable pianos. Prices tight. Tot
ten's. All kinds of doll heads at P. R.
Mitsch & Co's.
Reliable pianos. Prices right. Tot
ten's. All popular music 10 cents per copy
at Totten's music house.
Late popular music 5 cents per copy
at Totten's music house.
Don't forget to find out J. W. Stew
art's prices on skates before you buy
He is bound to suit you.
A large audience enjoved the sec
ond Derformance of "The Pixies" at
Harper's theatre last night.
All popular music 10 cents per copy
at Totten's music house.
Look up your dad's old slippers and
see if they are not ready for the rum
mage sale and then replace them with
a new pair from right A: liarber s.
Best work in the city at C. E
Smith's studio for from f 1 to f 12 a
dozn Call earl v for Christmas orders
Telephone 4372, opposite Harper
Late popular music 5 cents per copy
at Ictten s music house.
The King's Daughters will hold
their annual sale of useful and fancy
articles in tho Harper house parlors,
Thursdav, Dec. 13, both afternoon
and evening, beginning at '1 o'clock
All popular music 10 cents per copy
at lotten s music houte.
Knabe pianos are acknowledged to
be the best pianos of tne present age
lotten s music house.
. The body of Henry W. Erickson.
the Moliuo boy who was killed in the
Philippines in July, is understood to
have arrived in San V ransisco Monday
on the army transport, Hancock.
Boys are bard on shoes, but our
Good" Luck shoes will wear longer
than anything you have ever bought
for the bovs at $ 1.50 and 1 65. The
Leader, sole agent, opposite Harper
11. S Comstock, formerly editor of
the CamOriilge Chronicle, has gone to
the soldiers' home at Cuincy. He will
nil a clerical position there ana ex
pects to make his permanent home at
We guarantee to save all piano
buyers from $."0 to $ 7." on every piano
soid. Don t fail to call before buyiu
Totten's music "house.
We are now ready to fit out that
new house of vours with cither gas or
combination fixtures. Also a full line
of Welsbach maatlcs and supplies.
Phone 12S0. Rock Island Electric
All the Chicago, Milwaukee & St.
Paul telegraph instruments, between
Davenport and Maquoketa burned out
yesterday afternoou about 4 o clock
It is thought that a live wire dropped
across the lines of the company and
caused the trouble.
Capt. David Tipton gave a turkey
dinner at the Rock Island Club last
evening to a number of friends
whom he desired to have proof of his
marksmanship as a member of the
Marlin Ritlo club. The captain
brought down the bird Tit the club's
The Mississippi river is choking up
very rapidly at tbis point, and a few
more days of the present cold weather
will see the establishment of an ice
bridge. The report comes from Le
Claire that tbe river is nearly closed
there. At Red Wing and Prairie du
Chien the river is frozen over solidly.
Howard Wade Johnson, formerly of
this city, is to be married Dec. 21 to
Miss Maud Alice MacDonald. daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Duncan MacDon
ald, of San Francisco. The ceremony
will be performed at the liollv 1 ark
Presbyterian church. The couple will
reside at 72 U hitney street, ban Iran
Claude Ellsworth, son of Justice
and Mrs. D J. Webb, of Moline, died
yesterday afternoon of heart failure,
ajred 2 years and 3 days. Private
funeral services were held at the rest
ilcnce at 2:3U this afternoon by Rev,
C. D. Moore, of tho Second Congrega
tional church, and interment was at
The larjre shipment of books, art
gool and holiday novelties which R
Urampton A: Co. have been re
ceiving during the past three months
from publishers, manufacturers and
importers are now. attractively dis
played, in their elegant new store.
1711) Second avenue, next door to the
London clothing house.
3iem oers or the Illinois militia are
jubilant over information received
from the navy department at Wash
ington. wnicn inaicates that the gov
ernment will m all probability send a
naval vessel to Chicago for use during
the navigation reason as a traininz-
ship for the Illinois tars and the dif
ferent companies of the naval militia
whose headquarters bordtr on the
At the Forester Gun club park yes-
tenlav afternoon. Porter, of Kock
Iland, and Mattov cf O?kaloosa. shot
two matches, in both of which Porter
was the winner. The first shoot was
0 birds for $50 a side. The score
was porter lb. Alattox 11. In the
second shoot cf 15 birds for $30 a side
Porter secured 15 and Mattox 8.
There was a good crowd and everyone
was pleased with the sport. Daven
The person who disturbed the con
gregation last Sunday by cough
ing, is requested to call and eel a I
bottle of loley's Honey and Tar. It
always gives relief. For sale by all
Your Boy Is Hard on Shoes Try a Pair of
Perfection Circlettes in Sole and Heel, Thereby Doubling
BOY'S SIZES 2 TO 5J
SIZES 1 TO 2J
Central Shoe Store,
With Gifts for One and AH.
So don't think for a minute of buying your Holiday
Goods before inspecting our immense stock, for
never before was thpre such an attractive
lot of goods displayed and at such lew prices.
WE TEND TO YOUR EVERY DAY WANTS ALSO
Dry Goods Specials.
50 large heavy Chintz cover-id
Comforters, regular price
$1.25, special 89c
100 pair 10-1 gray and tan Cot
ton blankets, regular price
75c special 55c
2,000 yards Sunshine Tennis Flan
nel, regular price, b;c, special 4Jc
1,500 yards heavy Unbleached
Muslin, regular price 7c yard,
50 pieces 32-inch dress Percales,
fast colors, regular price 11 jc
yard, special 81c
36 imitation Electric Seal MutTs,
regular price fl.25, special.. 89c
24 imitation Electric Seal Scarfs,
regular price $2 18, special.. $1 4S
200 Egyptian Stand Covers,
22x22 inches, regular price
29c each, . special 19c
150 same as above, only smaller.
regular price 20c each, special 121c
Inspect our large line of Holiday
Goods, such as Handkerchiefs, Purses,
Pin Cushions, Sofa Pillow Tops, Pil
lows. Head Rests and Fancy Garters,
before the stock is broken.
50c Sheet Music
5,000 copies popular
Music, consisting of
Two Steps, Waltzes, etc., will
be placed on sale this week.
Regular iOc sheet for 15c
It Will Pay You to Come and Trade With us.
The Emerson Co.
ZB"3tT IE. 131.
MITCHELL & LYNDE BLOCK,
509 Ninth street, tlx rooms tt.ino
1IU8 t'-.fth avenue six rootni 1.000
230 Thlrteentn street, nine rooms 3,000
Twelfth Hreet, South Rock Island, oppo-
brlclt yard. Uve rooms 1.100
Fair (-rounds, Soutn Rock laland. tour
51 Thlrty-elpbth street, modern Improve
ment, six rooms s two
Fortieth street and Sixth avenue, mod
ern mD.ovemcnu 2.300
Seventh avenue and Forty-fifth street.
nine rooms 3.000
Forty-second street. Hve rooms 1.150
Eighteenth avenue and Forty-fourth
treet, seven rooms, large grounds. 2,000
Other houses for sale in Rock Island
building lots in Lynde's addition, Edgewood Park, Columbia Park, (Juyer'i
Addition and College Heights.
HARTZ S ULLEMEYER, Xi
1712 Second Avenue.
REfCNS SUPREME !
Men's Satin Calf Shoes, tap sole,
guaranteed solid sole leather,
counters and innersoles, for
mer price fl.7A, special f 1 25
Ladies' Scroll Vesting Top Welt
Shoes, formerly sold at $2.75,
t Ladles Warm Kiliipera.
Ladies' llanncl lined Slippers,
other dealers ask 75c, this sale 69c
Ladies' all felt Slippers, special. 49c
Ladies' Overgaitcrs, 25c quality, lKo
t;5e " 49c
!0c ' 9c
Men's double sole, snag proof
Arctics, exclusive shoe dealers
ask $2, special $!.()
Men's Common Arctics, special 75c
Ladies' good quality Spring
Heel Rubbers 25c
Another big lot of Ladies' Rub
Men's extra heavy Underwear,
75c value, ppecial 34c
Boys' good Kneo Pants, special 19c
Heavy Cotton Socks, 10c value,
Wool lined Duck Coats, f 1.4H
value, special 75c
1 lot Negligee Shirts, 6c value,
New lino Fancy Silk Handkerchiefs
and Mulllers for Holiday presents.
Thirteenth avenue and Thirty-eighth
street, twelve ruvmi, modern improve
ments .... 4,500
1KI7 Thirty eighth street, brick, four
I UK Thirty- 1Kb th rtrKet. Hve rooms I.aoo
1112 TnriyHMjventb ureet. four rooms.... wki
lli5 Tbirtv-seveotb stret-t seven rooms.. 1.300
I'iiii Thirty-sixth tret rive rooms l,i"0
1811 Thirty-ixih street, live rooms. I.I'K)
1303 Thirtieth street Ave rooms, paving. . 1.300
Tnlrtceotn tveoui. i in rooms 2.500 .
31 3a Mnlb avenue, four rooms BOO
Forty-third s'reet. and Ninth avenue
(Edgewood park) seven rooms, modern
and Moline on easiest terms. Choico
Our Careful Study.
The compounding of prescriptions
is an exact science. Competency,
comes only after careful stndy.
To give best results from medi
cine, tbe filling of prescriptions
must be absolutely accurate. Our
constant study keeps us up to the
times and your health benefits by
our own exact and careful work.
Special sale on cameras this week.