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TILE AIIGTTS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 1902.
get your stomach and liver
into proper condition by. us
ing this renowned old family
Sold Everywhere In boxes Me. and Ba.
Quality and make.
McCoy 6c Co., N. Y.
S. M. Arndt & Co.,
1706 Second Avenne.
It's Quality That Counts
In Coal it's quality that makes
heat, it's quality that retains it, it
is. quality that makes possible
consumption of 00 per cent of
the combustible part of it, leav
ing' a light, clean ash; lastly, it's
quality that lessens your fuel
bills you're not paying for dirt,
refuse or unburnables. The coal
we handle both hard and soft de
serves all the good things we and
bur patrons say for it- A ton will
talk as loudly as a carload.
. E. G. FRAZER
The finest equipped health institu
tion in America. All kinds of baths.
Biflf swimin? pool and gymnasium.
The best of 6 killed medical attend
ance. Magnificent buildings and
grounds. First-class cuisine. Send for
HEALTH UOURMAL- tkm-E.
To E.V.D. MORRIS. M.D D.D.& Sopt.
Jew York, Chicago,
Washington, St. Louis.
New York Central
W. J. L TSCB, IT. P. DEfPK.
0'I Pas, and Aft. a. P.
Tkt, AgL T. A.
Ex en tors' ICoClca.
Estste ot Nancy X Cool, deceased.
Tm udenlrMd having oeen appelated
executors or tne last will and testament of
Nancy J. Cool, late or the county of Kock
Ial and, state of Illinois, deceased, hereby five
a. slice that they win appear before the eountj
our of Rock Island eounty, at tee count?
oourt room, la the city of Rock Island, at
toe February term, on the first Monday to
February next, at which I'ma all persons
Bavin claims acalns said estate are notified
and requested to attend for the purpose of
fcavtoff the sante adjusted. All persons In
debted to said estate are relocated to make
Immediate pavment to the ocderslfaad.
Dated tola CTlh day of November, a. u. 1901
M2T E. Block.
AMI S. PLTMIti; '
I'oxtma.iter McKinley has compiled
a reixrt of the first month's business
on the new rural mnil route and the
showing demonstrates the import
ance of this department of the local
office. .During the month Carrier
(leorge V. Brooks has handled a to
tal of 6,017 pieces of mail, delivering
more than 5,400 of the former and col
lecting 611 pieces. Of these newspa
pers of course lead, but 720 letters
have been distributed and 530 collect
ed. Directors of the Moline Klevator
company held an informal meeting
New Year's day, at which the year
was recast and the future held up for
inspection. The company has expe
rienced a notable increase in busi
ness the last year and the future
seems particularly bright. The ope
rations of the plant are being re
stricted to the manufacture of ele
vators exclusively and the varied job
machine work which was formerly
done is now being refused.
The board of stewards of the First
liaptist church held a meeting Thurs
day evening. The report of Secre
tary X. II. Jamison showed that the
receipts of the home church for the
last year were $2,264.01 and the dis
bursements $2,259.54. The Sunday
school receipts were $17.49 and the
money expended was $190.83. The
church music fund of $109.10 was all
Andrew Cederlund was sent to the
county jail in bonds of $300. He was
found guilty of breaking into the
grocery store of Dan Fisher on Fif
teenth street and Fifteenth avenue
He stole several boxes of cigars.
The Sorosis society of young la
dies of the Swedish Lutheran church
elected the following officers for the
ensuing- year: Fresident, Miss Kmmn
Lind; vhe president. Miss Renn Aron;
secretary. Miss Edna Cidding; treas
urer. Miss Ksther Tropp. Thursday
evening. January 16, a reception will
be given at the church to the young
ladies of the church.
Mrs. Frank W. (Sould introduced a
delightful innovation in tri-city so
cial affairs Thursday evening when
she invited the young men to a re
ception given for Miss Marguerite
Hill, wh is at home from Vassar for
the holidays. Heretofore this sort
if informal gathering has been clos
ed to the men. to be enjoyed by their
more lavored sisters. The hostess
Thursday, however, changed the
hours to between 5 and 7 and a merry
company of young people came to
gether to greet Miss Hill. Miss Could
assisted, and in the dining room Mrs.
E. II. Sleight, Mrs. S. M. Hill, Mrs. C.
M. Hill and Mrs. H. R. Towndrow
poured and Miss Itnby Sleight served
ice. Miss Hill returns to college to
The Masonic fraternity in Molinc
and in this whole neighborhood is
looking forward to a school of in
struction which is booked to be held
with Doric lodge in this city Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday, February
18, 19 and 20, when a number of the
grand officers will lie here and the se
cret work will be exemplified in vor
rious ways, including the conducting
of an initiation daily.
Charles Xason, who has been spend
ing his holidays at home left today
on the return trip to school. He wjll
spend Sunday in Evanston and report
at Olivet, Mich., Monday morning.
CHARGES AS SEEN BY
A HENBY COUNTY FARMER
John V. Streed, a Henry county
farmer, in a paper read recently, in
dulged in the following reminiscent
"In the early part of the last cen
tury, if the farmer desired to plant
his corn he must hitch his team to a
marker, mark the land both ways,
get a hoe, spade or sharpened stick,
make a hole in the ground and drop
a few kernels at a time; doing all the
walking, digging and covering up
himself; now a team is hitched to a
corn planter with a check rower at
tachment and the machine marks out
the land, digs holes, plants the corn
and covers it up as rapidly as a team
can be driven.
Ve can remember when the scythe
was the farmers only mower, his
rake was a hand rake or a pitchfork.
and his children, if he had any old
enough, would be pressed into service
in going along the swaths, turning
them over to the sun to dry, bunch
ing three or four of them into one
swath, and the older people would
follow and build the haycocks. When
the hay was put in the barn the
muscle of all the available help
would be taxed to the utmost in get
ting the hay off the load into the
hay mow. Xow the team is hitched
to a mower and the farmer or his
help oils the machine and drives the
team. When the farmer gets ready
to put the hay in the barn his team
is hitched to a wagon on which there
is a hay rack, a. loader is attached, a
boy drives the team while the load
is being built and at the barn the
horse and the hay fork do the rest.
"In former days his only means of
harvesting his grain was with cradle
and scythe. These were displaced by
a reaper so arranged that a man
could rake the bundles off the plat
form; later by a reaper with a self
rake attachment, later by the self-
binder, now by the self-binder, which
carries a convenient number ox
bundles to the desired place, where
they are dumped.
"At first the threshing machine
was a flail or a horse or other ani
mal with which he could clean but a
few bushels a day. Invention has
produced a machine that threshes
and measures the grain at thousands
of bushels in one day and also stacks
the straw and for men and horse
power has been substituted the
steam engine. '
"At first the farmer shelled his
corn by hand, then by a sheller which
turned with a crank; now by a shell
er which is run by steam. Formerly
the farmer used to shock his corn by
hand and husk it by hand and cut
up the stalks for fodder by hand;
now he has a machine that cuts the
corn and binds it into bundles of con
venient size, and another machine
which will husk the corn and shred
the stalks. And all these improve
ments and others incident ally benefit
the farmer's wife, inasmuch as they
relieve her of the cooking and dish
washing necessarily incident to tie
employment of the large gangs of
men formerly required to do the work
now accomplished by said machines.
Sowing and seeding machines have
been jerfected which greatly light
ens his labors and enables him to do
more work in a given time than he
formerly could do. Plows and culti
vators, etc., have leen greatly im
proved the windmill and steam or
gasoline engine have now to a great
extent displaced the windlass and
"In those days the farmer traveled
on foot, horseback, or in a lumber
wagon; now he takes his choice be
tween the bicycle, enclosed carriage
or automobile. In those days he
conducted his correspondence by
means of the lead pencil or the goose
quill; now he has in addition to these
the steel pen. the fountain pen and
the typewriter. In those clays if he
desired to get together a gang of men
for any purpose it was necessary for
him to drive from place to place and
engage the services of his neighbors
and erhaps the greatest distance at
which he could communicate with his
neighbor would be the width of a
forty-acre lot; now he can step to
the telephone and in a few moments
engage the services of his neighlsrs;
and as far as communication is con
cerned a separation of two or three
thousand miles would be no greater
obstacle now than a forty-acre lot
"Formerly he relied on the wetkly
ncwspnjH-r for the news and he had
to hitch up his team and go to town
or send by his neighbors for the mail:
now he gets his daily and other mail
delivered in a mail box at his front
gate every day in the week except
"In the early part of the last cen
tury the way for the farmer in this
locality to get his farm products to
market was to convey them in a lum
ber wagon from his place to Chicago,
or some other distant city; now a
distance of eight miles is considered
a rather serious drawback."
keWanee soldier has
Matt P. Miles, a Kewanne young
men has circumnavigated the globe.
Three years ago he enlisted in the
23d U. S. infantry. In the time since
then, says the Star-Courier, he has
totn lecalmed on . the Pacific, has
sweltered under Philippine suns, pre
sented arms to the sultan of Sulu.seen
the wonders of Singapore, traveled
up the Suez canal, noted the wicked
ness of Port Said, gazed v upon the
mighty guns of Gibraltar, battled
with a fierce Atlantic storm and en
joyed the quiet Xermont life at Fort
Experiences that woulc'! fill an in
teresting book have been crowdeil in
to these three yars. Through them
all, Mr. Miles has come in safety, al
though his life was in danger as his
company charged the swarming pi
rates of Sulu. for the greater part of
the time he was in the Orient was
spent in the archipelago.
He was not seriously injured during
all his campaigning, but twice he was
compelled to lie many weeks in the
hospitals owing to the debilitating ef
fect of the dreaded Philippine feer.
Xo'v, however, he has entirely recov
ered and weighs more than when he
Salvation Army Services.
Itev. J. S. Jrllison, an evangelist, is
here from Chicago, holding meetings
at the Salvation Army hall. He is an
effective sir.ger as well as a magnetic
and convincing sjeaker, and it is ex
pected that much good will be. ac
complished during the week of his
stay here. Capt. and Mrs. S. H. Nmi
ert, officers in command of the local
corps, are assisting in the services.
and they extend a cordial invitation
to the public to attend. Services
will be held tomorrow ot 10:30 a. m,
and at 3 and 8 p. m.
A Care for Lumbago.
"Some time ago my daughter
caught a severe cold. She complain
ed of pains in her' chest and had a
bad cough. I gave her Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy according to di
rections and in two days she was
well and able to go to school. I have
used this remedy in my family for
the past seven years and have never
known it to fail," says James Pren-
dergast, merchant, Annato Hay, Ja
maica, West India Islands. The pains
in the chest indicated an approaching
attack of pneumonia, which in' this
instance was undoubtedly warded off
by Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. It
counteracts any tendency of a cold
toward pneumonia. Sold by all
The death of Harry the infant
son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Vasen. oc
curred 3"esterday from pneumonia at
the family home, 129 Wall street.
The death of Mrs. E. L. Sunier oc
curred yesterday at the family resi
dence, 519 West Fourth street, after
an illness with pneumonia, lasting
about a month. Mrs. Sunier was a
native of Mchldorft, Germany. She
came t, this country 30 jears ago, n
young woman of 21 years. It has
been her home ever since. The great
er part of her life has been spent in
this city. She is survived by her
husband, the foreman of the factory
of f"he Independent Raking company;
three children, Mrs. Louis Rentier,
and Fred and Emma, both at home;
a sister, Mrs. W. H. Otto, and a broth
er, John Xeuhse, of the state- of
Washington. The funeral is to be
held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon
from the residence, with burial ut
Papers were filed in Clerk Cheek's
office yesterday in a. suit for $S,((0
damages, commenced by Charles T.
Rlixt, who says he was injured to
that extent by a fall on a bad walk
on Mitchell street. Fred C. La Grange
has begun a suit for $1,000 damages
against Samuel Stuckej-, on the
ground that the latter, on the 11th
inst., struck him over the head with
some blunt instrument, thereby
causing him great pain and suffering
and expense, while disabling him
from pursuing his ordinary vocation.
Attorney R. S. Hayward has com
menced an action for divorce on be
half of Mrs. Mattie Hedden. who ac
cuses her husband of treating her so
cruelly that she dare not live with
him any longer.
The Harmonic society met Thurs
day afternoon in I'nity hall and en
joyed a musical program arranged by
Misses Dora Hanssen and Louise
Henigbaum, and in which parts were
taken by Miss Thelka Schlapkohl.
Miss Janet. Chamlrers, Mrs. Gruher. of
Rock Island, Mrs. Hugo li. Schmidt,
Miss Elsie llnak and Mrs. S. W.
Searle. An evening instead of after
noon meeting is planned for Fer
ruary. Xegotiations are pending for an
other wrestling match in this city
between Fiank G-x-h, Iowa champion,
and Mike Eli. the younger of the two
Turks who have ln-en spending sev
eral weeks in the vicinity.
The Rucsing stock was sold yester
day at the store. Third and Gaines
streets, the stock and fixtures being
purchased by John. A. Feeney for
$CC9. The, money has' been turned
over to Charles Past-he, acting as
trustte for the creditors.
' Dr. Walter J. Fewkes. of Washing
ton, D. C, connected with the bureau
of ethnology, lectures this evening
under the auspices of the Davenport
Academy of Science.
W. E. lUacklidge, a lawyer from
Kokomo, Inrl., arrived in the city jes
teiday and identified J. J. Dudley as
the fellow who bureoed him out of
several iiundred dollars a few years
George H. PZiillips, of Chicago, who
gained the sobriquet of "corn king"
by his heavy speculations in corn last
summer, will est-iblish a brnnch
office of his business in this city, and
will probably be in Davenport in a
The Air ship Sails. -The
recent trial performance of an
airship in Paris was very successful,
inasmuch as it sailed as well against
the wind as with it. This gives them
a new principle to work on, and
some day we may see an airship in
vented that will be practical for
many uses. This mode of travel will
doubtless supplant many other means
of transportation, the same as Hos
tetter's Stomach Hitters has sup
planted many inferior medicines in
the cure of indigestion, dyspepsia,
constipation, liver and kidney trou
bles or malaria. If you are a sufferer
from any of these diseases don't fail
to try the Hitters. It will not tlisai
point you. He sure to get the genu
ine, also obtain a copy of Hostetter's
Almanac for 1002 from your druggist.
Children Especially Liable.
Hums, bruises and cuts are ex
tremely painful, and if negiected
often result in blood poisoning. Chil
dren are esecially liable to such
mishaps because not so careful. As
a remedy DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve
is unequalled. Draws out the fire,
stops the pain, soon heals ihe wound.
5'eware of counterfeits. Sine cure
for piles. "DeWitt's Witch Hazel
Salve cured my baby of eczema after
two physicians gave her up." writes
James Mock. X. Webster, lnd. "The
sores were so bad she soiled two to
live dresses daily." For sale by all
Your iVleal Enjoyable
You Should Have Some Wine.
SIMON LEWIS' RETAIL LIQUOR STORE
Sells Imported Rhine Wines and Clarets in largre or
small quantities. A flne line of domestic wines of ex
ceptional quality are also handled.
Our reputation for Pure Liquors is a guarantee that
you will get the best. Trices that are fair. With every
purchase of SI or over you will receive a nice bottle of
line California wine free.
Simon Lewis, :
Corner of Seventeenth. Street and Third Avenue
ROCK ISLAND SAVINGS BANK
Rock Island, 111.
Incorporated under the
Four Per Cent Paid on
Money Loaned on Personal Collateral or Real Estate Security.
J. M. Buford, President.
John Crubaugh, Vice President.
P. Greenawait, Cashier.
Began the business July 2, 1890,
and occupying S. E. corner of Mitch
ell & Lynde's new building.
H. S. Cable, P. Greenawal,
John Crubaugh, Phil Mitchellj
II. P. Hull, Jj. Simon,
E. W. Hurst, J. M. Buford,
Solicitors Jackson and Hurst.
of Uemick's Pepsin Blood Tonic will
make you fairly sparkle with new life
and vigor. For sale by .all druggists.
IIow Are Your Kidney, t
or Bobbs'Sparatras nils enrr all kidney Ills. Para,
pie free. Add. Sterling UemedyCo.,CtuciKOorM. V.
SAWED BUILDIXG STOXE,
ASHLAR AXD TRIMMIXGS
For cheapness, durability and
beauty excelled by none. This
stone does not wash or color
the wall with alkili, etc.
Plans sent us for estimates
will receive careful attention
and be returned promptly at
Quarries 12 miles from Hock
Island on the C, li. & Q. li. R.
Trains Xos. 5 and 10 will stop
and let visitors off and on.
BRIDGE STOXE, C0RX CRIB
BLOCKS AXD FOUNDATION
STOXE, AXY SIZE DESIRED.
Sample of stone and photos
of buildings can be seen at
Room Xo. 12, Mitchell &
Lynde's building. Address:
ARTHUR BURRALL, Manager.
Rock Island or Colona. 111.
J. M. BUFORD
The old Fire and
-Rates as low as any
can afford. Your
patronage is solicited.
Von can be cured of anv form of tobacco using
easily, be made well, strong, magnetic, full of
new life and vigor by taking HO -TO -B AC,
that makes weak men strong. Many gaia
ten pounds in ten days. OTer BOO.OOO
cured. All druggists. Cure guaranteed. Book
let and adrice FREE. Address STERLING
REMEDY CO, Chicago or New York. 437
Beginning MONDAY at 8 a. m. sharp, we will SHOW YOU what a
Holbrook Furniture Bargain really is we will show you that our
20 PER CENT DISCOUNT SALE this coming week means
lower prices than anybody can begin to sell you in
DAVENPORT, ROCK ISLAND OR MOLINE
Solid Oak Combination
Book Cases; with large
French plate mirror,
less 20 per
cent . . .
Cane Seat Chairs, hard
wood, well made and
less 20 per
cent . . .
Solid Oak Sideboards,
with large French plate
less 20 per
cent . . .
JUST A FEW OF THE MANY BAR
GAINS TO SHOW YOU WHAT 20
PER CENT DISCOUNT MEANS
on any article In our double stores
Come and Buy -
Your selection of all our stocks,
at our Special Discount Six Day
Sale, commencing m u N I A Y
M OltxiVG at fa. m. All other
S U 1 w l,ui'iAl 1 a
The only store of the three cities
to buy the best for the least money
Large 3-piece Bedroom
Suites, with large bevel
edge mirror, well-made
and finished ffl I flf
$15.00 less JM.IJU
20 per cent ,4UU
Fine large couches, up-
XlUliJ t-WJ. wva. Ill V W1U A. VSA
Corduroy, $8 flip if
less 20 per b,4U
Large arm, high back
less 20 per
cent . . .
The very best all wool
carpet made, any pat
tern in the house
65 cent less
20 per cent
Many folks wait until after the holidays to replete their home furnishings. This is their op
portunity. Decks cleared for action. We mean to sell a lot of Furniture and Carpets this
week, just to keep the force busy and not for any financial gain. Word to the wise ought to
suffice. Come this week earlier the better. We have a few grand surprises in store for
you this week.
' W.S. HOLBROOK
Always the Leader
103-103-107 EAST SECOND STREET, DAVENPORT. IA.
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