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THE AK9-T75. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBEB 23, 1903.
We hare all the GOOD brands
of Cigars, in packages, varying
in price from
Per Box. I
Owl, Crcmo, Portuonclo, Kl Sera
no, Queen Caroline, Golden
Crown, Tom Moore, La Azora,
and many other brands equally
H. O. ROLFS,
C. U. 1071 West. Ind lb07
There is No Danger in.
Buying Hot Water Bags.
Syringes. Atomizers, etc.,
as we guarantee all our rubber goods
not to leak and to be of the very best
quality and at reasonable prices. If
you buy anything here that is not
what you think it ought to be, return
it ami we will make it right. We do
not want you to keep it. That is our
plan to you of doing business. Better
inspect our goods. We are always
willing to sdiow them. Drop in when
you go by.
Hfxrtz 6 Ullemeyer,
-"Let Us Fill You Prescription.
until the last few days before
Christmas to buy your Christ
mas box of candy. Come in
now, and get the first pick of
the most beautiful line of box
goods ever exhibited in the
three cities. We have all size
Lowney's, Huyler's, Gur.ther's,
Funke's, Allegretti's and
We also have a fine line of
candy to be put up in your
own choice fancy box. Do not
fail to take one home to your
children, parents, or sweet
Old Thone 1156 New Thone6l56.
1716-1718 Second Avenue
Save Your Coupons.
The customer turning
During months of Xovem
ler and December, ending
Dec. 21 at 9:30 p. m., will
le presented with a beauti
valued at 1300.
Viano on exhibition at store, g
Coupons Are Tcttnsferabla
Young & McCombs.
Directories of North and South Da
kota, -Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, Pe
oria and Chicago. Records are kept
of people moving, arriving- or leaving
Davenport. Credit reports and cor
rect addresses furnished on applica
tion. Branch of the Bergman Collec
tion Agency. 207-209 Brady street,
QUALS LAST YEAR
Record of Railway Construction
in the United States for
5,723.25 MILES OF TRACK LAID
Rock Island Leads the Companies
With a Total of 617
According to the Kail way Ape, the
total railway mileage of the United
States Jan. 1, 1904, will be 200,855
miles, the present year having- added
5.7-3.45 miles. This mileage is consid
erably greater than that shown by
Poor's Manual, and probably is nearer
correct, as. it takes into account all of
the new track laid up to the last days
of the year.
Compared with 1002, the present
year is about on a parity in matter of
railway construction. The construc
tion reported was done on lines
and in ::o states and territories, including-
Alaska. Karly in the year it
was shown that there were S. 500 miles
of railroad under construction, but
labor troubles and financial flurries
caused some of the work to be aban
doned. A large proportion of the de
layed improvements, however, were
of the kind calling for additional bond
The St. Louis dir. San Francisco has
built 450 miles of new line in Missouri.
Arkansas, Texas, Illinois. Oklahoma,
and Indian Territory, while the Uock
Island System, which now controls
the 'Frisco, has built 107 miles in Mis
souri, Texas, Oklahoma and Indian
Territory, making- a total of C47 miles
which should be credited to the Uock
Re-cords of Otbrr KoHri.
The Missouri. Kansas Texas has
added ::!4 miles: the Missouri Pacific.
241 miles; the Santa Fe, 215 miles;
the Chicago. Milwaukee & St. Paul. 1S7
miles; -the Southern Pacific. 151 miles;
I'he Louisville o Nashville, 110 miles;
the Oreat Northern, 4 miles; the
Northern Pacific. 02 miles; the Ore
gon Short une. SI miles; the Soo
Line. SO miles; the Texas & Pacific. OS
miles; the Chicago Creat Western, (Wi
miles; Kio Orandc System. 02 miles;
the Chicag-o & Northwestern, including-
the Omaha. (51 miles; the Kansas
City. Mexico Orient. 01 miles, not
counting- the track lai 1 in" Mexico;
tt'e Illinois Central. 52 miles; the
Southern railway, 40 miles; the Inter
national it (Jreat Northern. 45 miles.
OOicIal In Citr.
II. I. Miller, general manairer; F. O.
Melcher, superintendent of the Illi
nois division, and W. (J. I'aird, train
master, officials of the Uock Island
System are in the city today, it is
stated, to look into the trouble
caused by so many trains coming into
the city so near together in the morning-.
No. 12 arrives at 5:20. over the
southwest. No. 20 is due at 7 o'clock
over the main line from the west. No.
:;7, "the fast mail." from Chicag-o, due
at ti:50, and the Peoria leaving- at 8
o'clock. It seems that the mail and
express packages and bagg-age cannot
be transferrer! in time to get the
trains started awav on schedule time.
FIRE WRECKS LILLIMAN
MINE AT CABLE YESTERDAY
Fire in the shaft of the Alfred Lil
liman coal mine at Cable vesterdav re-
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fW7'E want to impress upon you that this
W is our thirteenth Christmas serv
ina the public with footwear. Have you
been pleased with our service? If so, re
member that each year has given us a
footwea r .
fore in the
we been bet
ped to serve
s 1 i ppe r s,
boots for your boys, legeins
girls and boys, and in fact everything in
FOOT FA rR.
Yyyi-tY-jY HROS 30TTWJBNTn5TH ST
Telephone Union 721
Men's Shoes $2.50 and S3 0
208 Brady Street, Davenport, la.
Telephone North 6281
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The "SMOKEB: theatbe building
For Pipes, Cigars 5 3
3 and Smoker's Supplies
Best Goods, Lowest Prices. 3 See Us.
Hildebrndt (EL Cash. You Know J5he Boys.
suited' in the destruction of the ma
chineiy and buildings and the throw
ing- of 40 men out of employment.
A team of horses were burned to
death also. The horses were in the
stable near the opening- of the mine.
The total loss is $2,000. It is said Mr.
Lil lima n will not rebuild.
The fire started from a stove in the
night watchman's room. The watch
man, Charles Ilig-g-ins, was down in the
mine making- his hourly inspection
when he discovered! the flames. He
escaped through the air shaft.
GLEE CLUB 13 TO SING
TONIGHT AT THEATRE
Tonight at the Illinois theatre oc
curs the concert given under the aus
pices of the Associated Charities by
the Chicago University (ilee and Man
The concert will undoubtedly prove
the most enjoyable musical event of
the season. The clubs are composed
of 25 entertainers, and they will ren
der a program calculated to delight
everyone, for who does not enjoy the
college songs and instrumental music
produced with the spirit which only
the c lleg-e men can give them?
The merits of the entertainment
alone should fill the theatre, but an
additional incentive to a liberal pat
ronage is to be found in the fact that
the concert is for the benefit of the
Associated Charities, one of the bene
ficent philanthropic agencies in 1he
Therefore you will not only enjoy a
special musical treat by attending- the
concert tonight, but also help a g-ood
Tickets arc only 50 cents, and may
be reserved without extra charg-e at
the Illinois Smoker.
The university boys arrived in the
city this morning- from Clinton. Iowa,
where they appeared last night. They
are traveling- in two special cars. The
program for tonight is as follows:
Alma Mater Lewis
Chicag-o Ideal March Ostrandcr
"Come Kiss Yo" Mammy (iood .Night"
Mr. lievan and (ilee Club.
Mandolin Solo "Cavallcria Kusti-
Creole Love Song
"Anioureu.-e Valse Lente" .
"Sword of Ferrara"
"The Uhein and the Moselle
From Popular Operas
Mr. Stewart and (ilee
Impromptu numbers ,
"... . Ne in
. . Luders
COURT DENIES CLYDE "WOOD
A NEW TRIAL OF HIS CASE
Judge K. F. Parmenter in the coun
ty court today ruled on the motion
of the defendant for a new trial in
the case of the state against Clyde
Wood, of Moline, convicted by a jury
of a charge of bastardy. A rehearing
was denied. Maud Knewlton. ag-ed
10, was the prosecuting- witness at the
trial of Wood, whom she accuses of
being the father of her child born last
l :i 1 3 1 3 in 1 3 1 :-
now to sup
history o f
te r equip
you in shoes
r u b b e r
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TO BE A MONSTER
Petition Memorializing Congress
to Appropriate $15,000,000
for River Improvement.
ACTIVITY IN MANY CITIES
Gov. Van Sant Heads Committee to
Take Memorial to Wash
ington. Itock Island names will be conspicu
ous in the monster memorial to con
gress asking- an appropriation of $15,-
000. 000 for the improvement of the
river between Cairo and St. Anthony's
Falls adopted at the recent meeting
of the Upper Mississippi Kiver Im
provement associate n held at Daven
port. Petitions are in circulation in
every town in the district skirting
both chores of the big- stream bctwen
the points named.
In Koek Island 10 of the petitions
are being- passed around for signatures
by the delegates who attended the con
vention at Davenport. (apt. (Jeorge
1. amont has filled one and is starting
a second petition. Having- followed
the river business the greater port of
his life, the movement is near to him
naturally and he is enthusiastic in the
belief that eventually cong-ress will
extend the aid prayed. If not at the
present session, to which the petition
will be presented, some time later.
Five of the ablest men in the associa
tion will g-o before congress with the
memorial and will present the needs
( f the river in a manner that cannot
fail to win consideration.
Is Genuine Article.
C'apt. I.amont states a great deal of
time would be saved if persons asked
for their signatures would affix them
without first reading- the preamble.
From the experiences he has had so
far he is of the impression that a
great many in Koek Island have been
taken in on lightning- roil deals.
He wishes it understood that he is
not in that business. He is booming
the improvment of the river, and
when he lays the memorial before
yon take his word that it is all right
and sign your name. The other local
delegates'are T. ,1. Medill. ('apt. (). K.
Mct.mley, T. V. La Velio. Senator L. S.
Mcl'abe. W. C. Mauckcr and I J. F.
In accordance with resolutions
adopted at the comcntion of the Up
per Mississippi Kiver Improvement1
association in Davenport Oct. 21 -MS,
Thomas Wilkinson, of Ibirlinut on.
president of the association, has ap
pointed a Vommittee consisting; of
(lov. S. It. Van Sant. of Minnesota.
chaiiman; Kllis II. Usher, La Crosse.
Wis.; Alonzo lirysiw. - Ilnvenpnrt,
Iowa; Lewis 15. Hoswell. Quincy, 111.,
and Frank (iainnie. St. Louis, Mo., to
go to Washington and there present
before Ihe proper authorities the pur
poses of the association and endeavor
to secure favorable action upon the
memorial to congress adopted by the
The memorial sets forth the impor
tance of the five great states of Min
nesota, Wisconsin. Illinois. Iowa and
Missouri, contiguous to the upper Mis
sissippi river, and the necessity for
permanent improvements of the river
so as to establish and maintain a
steamboat channel of six feet in depth
at low water from St. Anthony's falls
to the mouth of the Ohio river, a dis
tance of 1,100 miles, for which con
gress is asked to appropriate the sum
COLD DEAPENS FJEES:
LOCOMOTIVES LOSE TIME
The morning- trains on the Rock
Island had another bad spell this
morning-. The fast mail train was
one and a haif hours late when she
arrived at the depot. It seems that
the flues of the engine used on this
run leak when the weather is cold,
thus deadening- the fires, which ren
ders it impossible to carry enough
steam to make the schedule time. The
engine on this morning- froze up at
Oreeii Kiver and it was necessary to
make a change before the train was
brought on to Rock Island. Xos. 1'2
and 20 were behind time also, the for
mer being- three hours and the latter
two hours late. They were suffering
from the same trouble as the mail
The I'ope IWeycle Dully Memoranda
The reissue of the Pope bicycle
daily-leaf calendar may be considered
the opening- gun proclaiming the nat
ural and healthful return of bicycling-.
Cod. Albert. A. Pope, the founder
of our bicycle industries and the pio
neer in the (Jood Koads movement,
is again at the head of the bicycling
industry. Upon the 3fif calendar leaves
are freshly written lines from the pens
of our great college presidents, doc
tors, clergymen, statesmen, and other
eminent men and women, all of them
enthusiastically supporting- bicycling.
Half of each leaf is blank for memo
randa. This calendar is free at the
Pope Manufacturing- company's
stores, or any of our readers can ob
tain it by sending 5 2-cent stamps to
the Pope Manufacturing company.
Hartford, Conn., or 143 Sigel street,
Coach. Colds and Constipation.
Few people realize when taking
cough medicines other than Foley's
Honey and Tar that they contain opi
ates which are constipating- besides
being- unsafe, particularly for chil
dren. Foley's Honey anil Tar con
tains no opiates, is safe and sure and
will not constipate. All druggists. .
MISS CHAHBERLIN BRIDE
OF BERNARD D. CONNELLY
Kernard Drury Connelly and Miss
Elizabeth Chamberlin wore married
at 8:30 o'clock last evening- at the
home of the bride's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. C. II. Chamberlin, 2215 Seventh
avenue. Rev. Frederick A. Hcisley, of
Trinity Episcopal church, officiated.
Mrs. Frederic Rrown Wells, a bride
of last week, was matron of honor;
Misses Florence and Charlotte Cham
berlin were bridesmaids, Dorothy
Chamberlin and Charlotte Trues
dale ribbon bearers. Hugh K. Curtis
groomsman, and Frederic Drown
Wells and Den Mitchell ushers.' There
were 150 truest s.
White and green were the wedding
colors. The bridal party was station
ed benealh a canopy of holly in the al
cove of the large parlor during the
ceremony. Thf Lohengrin wedding
march -was played.- The bride was
given in marriage by her father.
The bride's gown was a handsome
creation of crepe dementer, while her
veil was full length tulle, caught with
a diamond and pearl sunburst, the
gft of the groom. Her bouquet was
of bride's roses and maidenhair fern.
Her traveling suit was brown broad
cloth. Mrs. Wells wore her wedding
gown of satin duidiesse. The brides
maids wore opera batiste. Their bou
quets were of hclly and maidenhair
Following a wedding dinner. Mr.
Connelly and his bride left for a wed
ding trip south. On their return they
will take up residence at 1200 Second
The groom is the youngest son
of Maj. and Mrs. ' H. C. Con
nelly and is junior member of the
law firm of Connelly & Connelly. lie
is recognized as one of the leading
young lawyers of the city, and is an
able public speaker. His bride ha
been prominent in tri-city society for
several years, having a sweet person
ality that has endeared her to all who
The guests from abroad at the wed
ding were Mr. and Mrs. Alvin H. Con
nelly and Clark II. Connelly, of Kan
sas City. Mo.; Dr. and Mrs. C. W. Me
(iavren. of Missouri Valley. Iowa; Dr.
S. C. Plunimer. of Chicago; Miss Ilelle
MncFarlane, of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs.
C. W. Hull, of Omaha, and John I'.ahn
sen. of Oklahoma.
There was a magnificent array of
gifts from the friends of the contract
CAR AND WATER WAGON
WRECKED IN COLLISION
Lonyview park car No. 20. cast
bound, collided with .1. II. Moore
head's artesian tank wagon at Eigh
teenth street and Second avenue at
S;20 this morning, wrecking the wag
on, caving in the glass front of the
vestibule and doubling up the fonder.
Mr. Moorehead and his companion.
ILituiid JluiMiiiel. bot h of Milan, were
thrown violently to the paxement.
Doth were bruised and scratched, but
are not thought to bo seriously hurt.
The team was crossing the tracks,
going north. Roth horses were knock
ed downand the near one would have
been caught under Ihe wheels but for
the fender, by which he was pushed
along for several yards until the car
was brought to a standstill. The logs
of the animal became entangled in the
ribs of the fender and it took consid
erable trouble to extricate him. He
did not. even get a scratch.
The car hit the front end of the
tank, which is of wooden construction,
and caved it in, letting the water,
which had been brought from Milan
for city consumption, out into the
st I cot. '
; The motoriuan of the car saw the
wagon in time to prevent a collision,
but was unable to stop his car owing
to ihe slippery condition of the track.
The occupants of the wagon were
warned by the sounding of the gong,
but it is supposed they did not hear
this, both wearing caps and being
huddled up on a closely canopied seat
on the wag-on.
GET RICH QUICK CONCERN
LOSES BIO SUIT IN EAST
Rock Island parties who had deal
ings with the concern will be gratified
to learn tflat the American Fine Art
company has lost in a suit in the
United States court at P.ufTalo, N. Y..
wherein it sought to recover a verdict
for $250.00(1 against William Simmon,
the brewer, on a contract it claimed
to have with him for the delivery of
goods in that amount. The concern
deals in lithographing and general
ptinting, and its scheme is to ship to
a patron goods many times in excess
of the quantity ordered. This was
tried, but unsuccessfully, on several
Rock Island business firms.
UNION BARBER SHOPS TO
CLOSE ON CHRISTMAS DAY
If you are figuring on presenting a
cleanly shaven' face Christmas you
had better arrange to see your barber
not later than Thursday night, for
all union shops in the city are to be
closed Friday, having signed an agree
ment to do so. Heretofore the shops
have remained open until 11 o'clock
Christmas morning, the same as on
Sundays. In order that proprietors
and employes alike may have the full
enjoyment of the day, they have got
ten together. belieing that they can
attend to all the business by 10
o'clock Thursday night, the shops
having decided to keep open until that
For Over MixtrTaar
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup has
been used for children teething. It
soothes the child, softens the gums,
allays all pain, cures wild colic, and
is the best remedy for diarrhoea. 23
cents a bot tie. Q
Usefzzi Holiday Oifis
Ullemeyer H Sterling's
When You Need Money, Write,
Call or Telephone Us.
And you can get it on short notice and without publicity.
Your furniture, piano, horses, wagons or other personal
property will be security for what you need and they re
main undisturbed in your possession, dust let us know
what you want and
We Will Send ovir Confidential Agent to
and fix Ihe matter up at your own home. There are no ad
vance charges ;:nd no c harges of any kind unless we make
you a loan. Any amount from $10 upwards. Any time
from one month to one year, llest terms, reliable meth
ods. Let us show you how easy we make it for you to
repay a loan made of us.
FIDELITY LOAN COMPANY,
Mitchell & Lynde block, Room 88. Office hours 8 a. m. to 6 p.
m. and Saturday evenings. Telephone west 1514. New telephone
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about useful, givable gifts for ladies',
gentlemen and children.
I Magnificent Line of
So'id Gold Jewelry Watches
And many other articles too num
erous to mention.
FRED BLEUER, Jeweler,
1702 2nd Ave. R.ock Island.
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Telephone 1312 West , or call at 1316 Third Avenue
Stengel, 75 he Plumber.
Hand Painted China
Silver Toilet Sets
When you have trouble -with
your plumbing-, that's a sign the
work wasn't properly done at
When you entrust your plumb
ing repair work or new to us,
that's a sign youll have no trou
ble -vith it.
You'll believe in signs after
you have tried our work.
The dose is one, just one pill at
bedtime. Sugar-coated, mild,
certain. They cure indigestion,