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THE AH6T0B, WEDINESDAT, DECEMBER 2G 1900.
SHOE SALE NOW ON.
307 Twentieth Street,
OPEN EVERY WEDNESDAY AND
Ortftafttors, Dednsn and Builders ot Shoes
ul Sellers of Shoes a&d SaUsfaetlon.
Where you can buy them
Soda Crackers, per lb 6o
Ginger Snaps, " 6o
Oyster Crackers, 5c
Baking Soda, ' " 5c
This is only a few of oar leaders
oeo. a. Mcdonald
2S04 Fifth Avenue. Phone 1196
Fancy mixed candies 10c a
pound, up. Only pure and
wholesome candy. No cheap
or dangerous eating.
Decorated cakes, fruit cakes
and lots of others. Our ice
cream need not be mentioned
for everybody knows there
is no better.
Hath & Brautigam Go,
PfcoM 11(6 171S-171S Seeomd At.
V. L. VANCE & CO.
134 S35 Blalto BuUdinc. ChletfO, HI.
Members ot Chleso Board ot Trad.
"Bay WhMt ud Con m krsAka.
Correspondence solicited. Order mx
euved la lOuO buabela aad sp wards oa
BAH Oil PEAHUT BOY
Railway Managers Consider
ing Abolition of News
THEY CHARGE EXORBITANT PRICES
And it is Claimed Deal
Wares of Ancient Vin
Managers of railways in all parts of
the country are considering an aboli
tion of the train news agept, or ,pea
nut toys." as they were formerly
called. Several of the larger com
panies have given notice of abroga
tion of Contracts with the train news
agencies, the last two being the Chi
cago & Alton and the Philadelphia &
On many of the lines the contracts
with the news agencies will not be
canceled, but will be changed so that
there will be no agents on trains.
The news companies will continue to
control stands in stations at the prin
cipal points and have exclusive fight
to sell newspapers on trains stopping
at these places.
"These news agents on trains ought
to have been dropped years ago,"
daid a passenger agent. "Tbey are of
no value whatever, except, perhaps.
to sell newspapers when trains are
approaching large cities. The litera
ture tbey handle is usually of an
ancient vintage and the prices asked
are all the way from 50 to 100 per
cent higher than the 6tuff may be pur
chased in any b9ok store in the coun
Fruit and Candles to tit.
The same is true of tbo fruit and
candies sold by the 'peanut boy.1 It
is usually unht for any person to eat
and seven or eight prices are asked
for it. Then these fellows that is,
many of them are anything but hon
est, lbey receive as a general pro
position 10 per cent of the retail price
of everything tbey sell, now ao tbey
wear diamonds, support their fami
lies, or even exist, on that? Many
countryman could probably tell you
to bis sorrow. ro, the train news
agent is going. Il does not pay the
agencies any more, except in a lew
spots in the country, and there is ab
solutely no demand for them on the
part of the traveling public.
"Nowadays people going on jour
neys lay in supplies of books and
magazines before starting. The busi
ness is a relic of the past, like the old
hand brake and the old-time brake-
man. It is passiDg and giving place
to more modern ideas. I be station
news agency is the thing of the future
Take a bath in one
of our .(Quaker,
Buckeye or Irwin
Bath Cabinets and
you will feel like a
new being. They,
are excellent for
or skin diseases.
On exhibit at store.
Corner Fourth Ave and Twen
Ready for You. op Your
Give us an opportunity" to prove
the merits of our HARD AND
S FT COAL and HARD WOOD,
and we will do the rest.
E. B. McKOWN.
Phone 1198, Fifteenth street and
Don't Be Fooledi
Take th caamla. rigisal
ROCKY MOUNTAIN TCA
Mad only by Madison WU41
da Co.. AUdtaoa. WU. It
pa T wall. Oar trad
"rk cat a aach package.
Price. 35 cant, faarer co-4
la balk. Accept aa MrW..
Urt. Ask 7 oar arax -ts
T-JH. Thomas, aole aceak
in this line and its office will be prin
cipally to handle newspapers."
In just what form the action ending
in the train peddlers1 undoing will
crystallize cannot, of course, be pre
dicted, but it will come about, and
that, too, at an early day. The rail
road officials say that, while the gen
eral rank and 'file of the passengers
will at first miss the familiar nag
ging of the insistent and none too po
lite youngsters, and perhaps will feel
aggrieved at trying to buy books or
candy in vain, tbey will soon become
used to it ana tbanfc the men respon
sible for the abolition of what is re.
garded for the most part as a nui
sance. For her farewell appearance at the
Burtis opera house tonight it is an
nounced that Madame Modjeska will
present her much-talked-of production
of "King John." Between the closing
of last season and the opening of the
present, American play-goers were
disappointed by the announcement
that Modjeska would not appear this
season in this country, if, indeed, she
would ever play again on the Ameri
can boards. When this news reached
the ears of Messrs. Wagenhals and
Kemper, who have been conspicuously
successful in handling legitimate at
tractions, they sought the Polish ac
tress and in the course of time per
suaded her to make one more tour.
This change of plan was accomplished
only upon the agreement on the part
ol the managers to mrnisn aioajesaa.
in addition to correct and adequate
representations of her favorite old
bills, a big revival of some classic
The great scene of the Duchess of
Richmond's ball in "Becky Sharp" is
so fally peopled that in comparison
the other scenes ot the play natur
ally attract less attention, yet the
other scenes are in line with that his
toric accuracy that characterizes the
modern stage production of the first
class. At the time in which the first
act moves the Queen Anne style was
very popular in England, and tbe in'
terior of Miss Crawley's house repre
sented in "Becky Sharp" is a faithful
representation of the drawing room of
the period. These details, faithful to
the most artistic effort of these days
in the theatre, are lost to general
view when they are employed as they
are in Mrs. Fiske's play, owing to the
more popular interest that attaches
to tbe play itself as it is acted by Airs.
Fiske and her admirable company.
Mrs. Fiske comes to the Bartis Fri
"War on Women," the latest melo
dramatic success booked at Har
per's theatre Sunday, Dec. 30, is said
te be a rare rough diamond that has
many brilliant features. It recalls
"M'liss" and the Lotta successes.
Hope Booth is the stellar figure of this
play, bae is one of tbe bright . and
pretty soubrettes on the stage. Bo
aides 'her acting in this new play she
introduces her famous poses in which
she created sensations in this country
and abroad. The scenes in this drama
are reproductions of life on the far
western prairies. They are pictur
esque and exciting. Soldiers, cow
boys, Indians, nortes aed ponies and
a stage coach are required in the pro
duction which cost f 20.000 for scen
ery, properties and electric effects.
lire Men Fall
Victims to stomach, liver and kid
ney troubles as well as women, and
feel the results in loss of appetite,
poisons in the blood, backache, ner
vousness, headache and tired, listless,
run-down feeling. But there's no
need to feel like that. J. W. Gard
ner, of Idavillo, Ind.. says: "Electric
Bitters are just tbe thing for a man
when he don't care whether he lives
or dies. It gave me new strength
and good appetite. I can now eat
anything and have a new lease on
life." Only 50 cents, at Hartz ft
Ullemeyer's drug store. Every bottle
l.OOe Worth of Good.
A. H. Thurness of Wills Creek Coal
company, Buffalo, O., writes: "I have
been a Mi c ted with kidney and bladder
trouble for years, passing gravel or
stones, with excruciating pain. Other
medicines only gave relief. After
taking Foley's Kidney Cure the result
was surprising. A few doses started
the brick dust, like fine stones, etc..
and now I have no pain across my
Kidneys and l leel like a new man.
Foley's Kidnev Cure has done me
1 1,000 worth of good." For sale by
Both makers and circulators of
counterfeits commit fraud. Honest
men will not deceive you into buying
worthless counterfeits of DeWitt's
Witch Hazel Salve. The original is
infallible for curing piles, sores, ecze
ma and ail skin diseases. IS. ti. Bie
ber, Hartz & Ullemeyer.
Beni. Ingerson. of Hutton, Ind.,
says he had not spoken above 4 whis-
fer for months, and one bottle of
bley'aHoney and Tar restored his
voice. Used largely by speakers and
singers. For sale by all druggists.
DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve -will
quickly heal the worst burns and
scalds and not leave a scar. It can be
applied to cuts and raw surfaces with
prompt and soothing effect. Use it
for piles and skin diseases. Beware
of worthless counterfeits. B. H. Bie
ber, Hartz & Ullemeyer.
Art thou one of the many that has
drained the golden nectar that maketh
thy heart full of strength and glad
ness? If not, take Rocky Mountain
Tea. For sale by T. II. Thomas.
BUSINESS WAS BRISK
All Classes of Merchants Pleased
With the Holiday
BEATS' THE RECORD HERE
Postoffice and Express Offices
Show the Same to be
The holiday trade in Rock Island
this season eclipsed all past records
by a large percentage. Merchants of
all classes are highly delighted with
i he business they have done. Last Sat
urday and Moaday were particularly
record breakers. In all the larger
stores the forces of clerks augmented
ii numbers more than ever before
bad all they could do.
The weather up to within a day or so
of Christmas, was not as favorable as
it might have been. Ic was unsea
sonable ajid business men felt it. But
the Christmas shopper was out, and
the generous hearts of the people re
sponded to the teachings of the Christ
mas tide and the liberal advertiser
did the rest.
Many Christmas Packages Bant Away.
Pastmaster T. II. Thomas speaking
of Christmas business said: "While
we have not yet compiled the figures
by which a definite comparison can
be made, it is safe to say that the
amount of matter handled by this
office this year is considerably in ex
cess of that handled last year."
J. B. Winters, agent of the United
States Express company said: "Our
business in light packages was mucb
larger this year than last, while in
the heavier packages it was fully as
great. The fact that we are not
carrying C. O.'D. to Iowa this year
has tbe effect of reducing our business
somewhat at this point.1'
Agent J. F. McKibben, of the
American Express company, reports
a heavy trade, although having been
here but one year under the present
arrangement, he has no basis for a
Mrs. Thomas Carney was in Rapids
Oscar Schmidt, of Cleveland, Ohio,
is in the city.
Miss Mabel Fullerton spent Christ
mas in Orion.
Miss Margaret Ward spent Christ
mas in Aurora.
Mrs. Ellen Nornioyle visited today
in Port Byron.
Miss Letitia II. Skiles spent Christ
mas in Chicago.
E. H. Stafford is here from Chicago
for the holidays.
Justice O. E. Cramer is spending a
lew days in Chicago.
H. D. Mack and family were in
E. R. Maloney went to Aurora for
his Christmas vacation.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles MclIUgh
spent Christmas is Peoria.
S. J. Keator has arrived from South
Dakota to spent the holiday season.
L. F. Baker, of Hampton, spent
Christmas with his'son, 11. G. Baker.
O. F. Potter, of Freeport, spent
Christmas with relatives in tbe city.
Will Kuehl, -of Chicago, is spending
the holiday season at his home in
Miss Ella Scanlon, of Adair, la.,
arrived this morning to ' visit with
Mr. and Mrs. J. Pool, of Foit Madi
son, visited yesterday with relatives
in tbe city.
Louis Cleaveland came up from
Springfield to eat turkey under the
Charles Weber and family, of Min
neapolis, are visiting at the home of
T. A Mnrpby.
Mrs. Thomas Sherber, of Savanna,
visited the past few days at the home
of John Nelsdn.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Burnett, of
Garden Plain, III., spent Christmas
at the home of T. B. Eaton.
Miss Charlotte Goestel and Mrs. F.
Dunlevy have gone on an extended
visit to Dubuque and other points.
Mrs. C. A. Fellows, of Chicago, re
turned home today after several
weeks' visit at the home of Dr. MY. L.
Eddy of Milan.
Miss Mabel Packard, of Omaha, a
student at Monmouth college, is
spending tne holidays with her cousin,
Mrs. C. E. Taylor.
Clint Stafford, of the high school
class of 1900, who is studying law in
Chicago, is spending a portion of his
vacation in tne city.
Mrs. C. W. McGovren has returned
to her home in Missouri Valley, lows,
after a 2-months' visit with her par
ents, Maj. and Mrs. II. C. Connelly.
County Supt. Ferguson, of this
city, and Supt. Cox and Principal
lieu, of Molina, are representing tbe
twin-cities at the Illinois state teach
ers' meeting in Springfield.
A Kaaa Clear Braia.
Your best feelings, your social posi
tion or business success depend large
ly on the perfect action of your stom
ach and liver. Dr. King's New Life
Fills give increased strength, a keen,
clear brain, high ambition. A 21
cent box will make you feel like a
new being. Sold by Hartz & Ulle
TOPICS FOR FARMERS
AT ANNUAL INSTITUTE.
The annual meeting of the Rock Is
land County Farmers' institute is to be
held at Reynolds Tuesday and Wednes
day, Jan. 15 and 16. The program is
to be as follows:
Tuesday. 1 o'clock: Music; prayer,
Rev. O. M. Dunlevey,ReynoIds; address
of welcome. P. C. Ketzell. Edgington;
Response to Welcome, W. H. Whea
ton, Reynolds; "How to Maintain the
Fertility of the Soil." E. Lee. Hamlet;
"Corn Culture." William Ringle, Ojco;
"Potato Culture." W. S. McCulloch.
Taylor Ridge; "Domestic Science,"
Miss Anna Bailey, Moline.
Evening Session: Music; "House
Plants and Garden Flowers," Miss
Henrietta Sherrard. Reynolds; "Agri
cultural Education, "G. A. Willmarth,
president Illinois State institute.
Seneca; "Centralization of Schools,"
S. J. Ferguson, county superintend
ent schools. Rock Island.
Wednesday, 9:30 o'clock: Reports
of officers and committees; election of
officers; "Breeding and Care of
Sheep," J. B. Townsend, Davenport;
"Breeding and Management of
Swine," G. A. Willmarth, Seneca;
"Practical Dairying on the Farm," J.
B. McConnell, Reynolds.
The committee adds: "The session
will be interspersed with music. Each
topic will be thoroughly discussed.
Everybody is expected to take part in
The state meeting will be held at
Jacksonville Feb. 19 to 22, and dele
gates will be sent.
CLUB HOLIDAY EVENT.
Entertainment Committee Arrange for
As a special holiday event for its
members, the entertainment commit
tee of the' Bock Island Club composed
of M. A. Loeb, Walter Rosenfield and
W. A. Sweeney, has arranged for an
extraordinary unique entertainment
for tomorrow evening. The enter
tainer is to be Delkono, the defier
of locks and bars, the genius who has
not yet found the prison cell or other
tight place from which he could not
escape. Delkono submits to beins
handcuffed and shackled and then
locked in an iron cage or box from
which under penalty of heavy forfeit,
he frees himself in a half minute's
time. He claims to have broken out
ef some of the strongest cells in the
country on heavy wagers after being
securely manacled and locked in.
The entertainment will be given at
9 o'clock sharp at the club house to
morrow evening for the enjoyment of
C. W. HaweV Camp, Attention.
The regular meeting of C. W
Hawes camp 1550, M. W. A., will be
held Saturday evening, Dec. 29, in
stead ot 1 uesday, Dec. 'Jo.
W. P. Gkifkix, Consul.
II. D. CoiiKEN, Clerk.
J out Saved Ills Life.
It was ft thrilling escape that
Charles Davis, of Bowerston, O., late
ly had from a frightful death. For
two years a severe lung trouble con
stantly grew worse until it seemed he
must die of consumption. Then he
began to use Dr. King's New Discov
ery and lately wrote: "It gave in
stant relief and effected a permanent
cure. ouch wonderful cures bave
for 25 years proven its power to cure
all throat, chest and lung troubles.
Price 50 cents and $1. Every bottle
guaranteed. Trial bottles free at
Hartz & Ullemeyer's drug store.
David City. Neb., April 1. 1900.
Genesee Pure Food companv, Le Roy,
x. ueuuemen: x must nay m
regard to Grain-O that there is noth
ing better or healthier. We have
used it for years. My brother was a
great coffee drinker. He was taken
sick and the doctor said coffee was the
cause of it, and told us to use Grain-
O. We got a package, but did not
like it at first, but now we would not
be without it. My brother has been
well ever since we started to use it.
Yours truly, Liixib Socnos.
In its advanced and chronic form a
cold in tbe head is known as nasal
catarrh and is the recognized source
of other diseases. Having stood the
test of continued successful use. Ely's
Cream Balm is recogni.ed as a specific
for membranal diseases in tbe nasal
passages, and you should .resort to
this treatment in your own case. It
is not drving, does not produce sneez
ing. Price 50 cents at druggists or
by mail. Ely Brothers, 56 Warren
street, New York. Give up prejudice
and try it.
If the average man would look him
self squarely in the eye, he would see
at onue that he needs Rocky Mountain
Tea. A priceless boon to men. For
sale by T. IL Thomas. 35 cents.
If vou have ever seen a child in the
agony of croup you can realize how
grateful mothers are for One Minute
Cough cure, which gives relief as
soon as it is administered. It quickly
cures coughs, colds and all throat
and luce troubles. B. 11. Bieber,
Harts & Ullemeyer.
A cold, cough or la grippe can be
nipped in tbe bud" with a dose or
two of Foley's Honey and Tar. Be
ware of substitutes. T.bere is noth
ing so good. For sale by all drug-git-
When vou want prompt acting little
Eills that never gripe use DeWitt's
Utle Early Risers. B. 1L Bieber,
Hartz & Ullemeyer.
i Tt lirj Va Han ktmyt B94
New and attractive designs in Shoes and Slip
pers that your dearest friends will be pleased to
receive as a Nw Year's present. Sole agents
for the "Jenness Miller" $3.50 shoe for women.
The "Autocrat" $3.50, $4 and $5 Shoe
tor Men. Union Made.
Central Shoe Store, 1712 Second Avenue.
What to Give is a Problem.
Come and See What You Can Get Here.
We can show you Elegant Fresh Perfumes in bulk or in bot
tles. Fine Pocketbooks. Hair Brushes that will last for years.
Beautiful Perfume Atomizers. Fine Chocolate Bon bons in bulk
or in boxes, delicious and nourishing. Best Cigars in f and
as low as f 1 per box for him. A few Cameras as a special
low price. All our goods the choicest, best quality and not
the kind everybody has got.
HARTZ S ULLEMEYER, 3D5ttes.
Opens Its Winter Ttrm Jan 2, 1901. High grade courses of
Instruction are offered In Business, Gregg's Shorthand,
Teach Type-Writing, Practical English, Mechan
ical Drawing and Engineering.
This course will be in charge of an expert draughtsman and
teacher, and will be taught in the night schools, beginning
Friday evening, Jan. 8. Make your arrangements at once to
pursue either of our courses, and fit yourself to fill a good
OFFICE HOURS ARE FROM 10 TO 12. 1:30 TO 4. DAILY, AND FROM
7:30 to 9 MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY AND
1 1 jJ I J
I Have on Exhibition the Grandest
Ranges Ever Shown in the City. It will Pay You to
Call and Examine Them. '
1615-1617 SECOND AVENUE
at Prices that Please.
Don't worry about the fit, stye and
workmanship. We attend to that. We
want pleased patrons, the kind fthat
stay We care for the quality, you care
for the price.
Imported Goods at Domestic Goods
LAPITZ, THE TAILOR.
321 Brady Street,
Display of First Class Stee