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THE ATTGTTS.TUESDAT. DECEMBER : 20,
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YOUR PATRONAGE IS
NOT WEDDING DAY
Young Woman Arranges for Fu
nral Inststad of Mar
riage. TAKES McKIRAHAN REMAINS!
Young Man Adopted Son of Minister
None of Clark's Relatives Found
Instead of making merry with a
combination of wedding and Christ
mas festivities as sad been previously
planned, on that day Miss Esther Cran
dall. of Big Rock, Iowa, catce to Rock
Island and made arrangements to lay
away the remains of Henry McKira
han. her intended husband, who was
killed Saturday by a train near Silvia
station. Christmas day had been set
by the young people as the date for
uniting in saarriage. but fate willed
otherwise, and the only one to take
charge of the remains was the bride-to-be.
Arrangements were made to take
the body to Dig Rock, where funeral
services were he'd this morning at 11
o'clock, conducted by Rev. D. L. Mc
Nary. pastor of the United Presbyter
ian church of Rock Island.
A tf.pt rd by Mlalatrr.
Henry McKirahan was born in New
York and as an orphan boy he was
adopted by Rev. J. A. McKirahan. a
Friday Evening. Dec. 29.
Am-rlca' ejrfatest By Actor.
And HI Company of 3", People, In Hal
Hold's Spwtaeular Comedy Drama.
"A RUNAWAY BOY"
Tlif Maftt-rplot-e of Itcullsm and
Sc nlc Alt.
S-e th- (Jrtut Hippodrome Si-jk-.
i n mosi moorage production ev-r
presented ut tiien price: 2."o. 50c and
Tic; box. $1. Scat Kale Wdn"day
murnirig- at 9 oVlm k at thratie. 'phone
Crowing More Popular With
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY.
Ml HAY VIOUITTK, Japaa
eae raaaar artlat aad w-alUt.
MMTHOM AMJfcllSOX, the
rrll kaowa aerohatle team.
JKKAMS, la IllaatratcU
HOlKIl A. FHIi.X'H, la the
-TiidfiB," alrert from the OIat
ale theatre. Chirac. To aee tar at
la ( laugh.
MOTIOS I'ICTt KKS hy the
Klltaaevae, abamlaar the areat aia
llwa picture. I.oa; Kolllaa. the mmy
ae mt Its h.la la the atate.
WEDNESDAY MATINEE La
dies Souvenir Day, when every
lady present will be presented
with a handsome silver souvenir
to match those given away last
A complete change of bill
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Security Ins. To. ...New Haven. Conn
Ins. Co. State of Illinois.. Rockford. Ill
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aa low as consistent with secarity.
United Presbyterian minister, now re-J
t airliner mt Pveara "7t rnm'nw vacr. I
ward as a young man he had been
able to get something of a university
education and at the time he met his
death was m the. employ of Bert rand &
Co.. which is doing construction work
at Silvis. He was 25 years cf age.
Clark YVItkant Relatives.
William A. Clark, who was killed a:
tie raiae time McKirahan met his
death, fcas no relatives in this country
so far as Coroner Eckhart is able to
learn, he coming from an English fam
ily and having been bora in Australia.
However, he was possessed of suffi
cient funds on hand and due him to
give him a very respectable burial.
The coroner has authorized the inter
ment of the remains at Watertown to
morrow and a headstone will mark his
BOOKINGS AT ILLINOIS.
Dec. 29 "A Runaway Boy."
Dec 30 "Hoity Toity."
Dec 31 "Cousin Kate."
Jan. 1 "The Devil's Auction."
Uses Golden Asp. The golden asp,
the poisonous little serpent of Egypt
whose bite is deadly and which play
ed eo prominent a part in the taking
off of Cleopatra. Egypt's most famous
queen is effectively introduced by Hal
Reid in his latest melodrama, "A Run
away Boy," in which Manager Max H.
Meyers is starring the extremely tal
ented young Thespian, Joseph Santley,
America's greatest boy actor. The asp
is introduced near the end of the first
act of the play and it is intended by its
means to kill a young and beautiful
woman; the attempt at crime emanat
ing from the perverted brain of a jeal
ous typewriter. Fortunately, the hero
ism of the hero of the play, the part
played by young Santley, prevents the
fulfillment of the attempt at murder.
Manager Meyers is reported to have
surrounded young Santley with a com
pany of the greatest excellence and to
have given "A Runaway Boy" a very
elaborate production. The star and
play will come to the Illinois theater
on Friday evening, Dec. 29.
Crystal Theatre Opens. The initial
performances ut the Crystal vaudeville
theatre, which occupies the ground
floor of the Fries building on Second
avenue, yesterday afternoon was at
tended by an audience that taxed the
capacity of the house, and nearly 2oo
people were unable to lind accommoda
tions. The same was true of the first
performance of the evening, and the
closing entertainment was also excep
tionally wo'.l attended. Three perform
ances are given daily, and the seating
capacity is SOU.
If the opening bill is an indication t:f
the standard to be maintained by the
I management, the Crystal theatre will
undoubtedly prove a great success.
iThe opening act of the bill this week
' is given by Buckley's dogs, and is on.i
I of the most remarkable animal exhib.-
tlons ever seen here. Miss Edytho
'Stanley, who furnishes the act follow
ing, consisting of songs illustrated by
I lantern views. Is a favorite. This is
'due largely to her very distinct articu
lation and her pleasing voice.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack, in the sketch en
titled "A Judicious Investment," made
a big hit. being greeted with enthusias
tic applause during the entire act
Emily Waite, who appeared next, gave
a clever exhibition of her talent in
ballads and monologues.
George Austin, the comedy wire per
former, is one of the features of the
performance. The bill concludes with
the exhibition of a Crystalscope, opera
ted by Prof. Shank.
A change in the bill is to be made
"Hoity Toity" Saturday- The orig
inal scenery and light effects used in
the New York production of "Hoity
Tolty" at Weber and Fields own
Broadway theater, are to be used in
the production to be seen at the Illinois
theater on Saturday evening, Dec. 30,
and an entirely new and altogether
gorgeous set of costumes have been
provided. The chorus is said to be un
commonly good and a real feast of
beauty; the music covers a wide range
of tuneful melody; the comedy is re
freshingly bright and original; the
scenery, dances and light effects dazz
ling. Gives Away a Baby. The manage
ment of the Turner Hail EMte theatei
announces that a real live baby will
be given away this week and the bill
j will be the best so far presented. The
, artists who appear today and tomor
row are: Miss Ray Vyolette, the Jap
anese change artist; Ldndstrom and
I Anderson, the acrobats; Mr. Jeeams in
illustrated songs; Rogers and French,
the "tandem" team; and moving pic
tures by the Elitescope. At S o'clock
Mr. Jeeams renders two overtures. At
the matinee tomorrow the ladies will
be given souvenirs. Thursday after
noon there is a complete change of
It was a huge task to undertake the
cure of such a bad case of kidney dis
ease as that of C. F. Collier, of Chero
kee, Ioka. but Electric Bitters did it
He writes: 'My kidneys were so far
gone, I could not ait on a chair without
a cushion; and suffered from dreadful
backache, headache, and depression
In Electric Bitters, however, I found
cure, and by them was restored to per
fect health. I recommend this great
tonic medicine to all with weak kid
neys, liver or stomach. Guaranteed by
Harts Ullemeyer, druggists; price
All the news all the tuue The Argus.
Pedagogues of Illinois Holding
52id Session at the
Welcomed by governor
Candidates for State Superintendent
Getting Busy Several in the
SpringScld. I1L, Dec. 2C Educators
from all parts cf the state are here for
the 52d annua; meeting of vthe Illinois
Sia:e Teachers" association for a three
days' session. The last legislature
passed 15 important school measures
which received executive approval, but
as it will not be in session this winter
there probably will be no resolutions
on legislation planned.
rolitlra la IlarMrrouad.
Politics is not apt to figure very
much in the sjssions. Thus far there
Is oaly one avowed candidate for state
superintendent of public instruction.
This is I. F. Edwards, superintendent
of Lee county schools. Other prospect
ive candidates in attendance are Supt.
Walter F. Kimsey of Perry county,
Supt. Charles Hertel of St. Clair coun
ty, Jacob C. Thompson of McDonough
county and J. E. Bangs of Livingston
couaty, vho now are assistant superin
tendents cf public instruction.
No Male I'repared.
No gossip has been heard on the
officers to be elected by the teachers.
This usually Is a cut and dried affair,
a committee being appointed by the re
tiring president to make nominations.
The address of welcome to the teach
ers was delivered by Gov. Deneen, and
an address was made by W. G. Frost
of Berea college. Kentucky.
MATCH AT PEORIA
Kid Taylor Wins Clean Decision Over
Irishman at Christmas Tour
nament. Peoria, III.. Dec. 20. By clever box
ing and magnificent leading of his fast
left, "iid" Taylor won a clean dcei
sion over B.lly Finucane yesterday af
ternoon. Taylor had the best of every
round but the fifth, in which Finucane
administered severe punishment with
his terrific swings.
In the ninth round Taylor had the
ir.shman goin?, and when the men left
their corners for the last round Finu
cane was too weak to dffend hlmse ;.
At the close of the .: i r.nucane wa
: lie vrga'cf a : f-li'iii only th -
; .'.:k v of Taylor's punches prevent
ed a knockout.
'. iigat was at 12G pounds, and
i ii;: cj:ne said to a fnend after tht
fight that the weight weakened him
Walter Parker, a Chicago lad, knock
ed out George Rice in two m.nuies c,t
he first round of the second prelim
inary. A left to the stomach, followed
fiy a stiff punch to the jaw, d d the
Jack Glover won a decision over
"Buddy" lenny in a six-round curtain
raiser. Jimmy Ryan of Indianapolis
refcreed the matches.
FITZ FALLS ON EVIL DAYS
In Addition to Being Defeated and De
serted, There Are Other Troubles.
Last week was one of unusual mis
fortunes for Bob Fitzsimnions and for
others who were associated with him.
In addition to being defeated in thc
ring and virtually put out of the prize
fighting business for good, and desert
ed by his wife, Julia May Gifford, there
were other troubles.
Mrs. Ida Chambers, who was leading
lady in Fitz's theatrical troupe ana
whem the old fighter had presented
with a diamond for a filling for a
tooth, died suddenly in Chicago, leav
ing two small children. While the
body lay in the morgue some one stole
the tooth and a $3,000 life insurance
policy. Both the tooth and the policy
were eventually recovered by the po
lice, and with the children are now in
the hands of Mrs. Sarah E. Bates, of
Blooroington, who is an aunt of the lit
Fitz's pet lion, too, that he carried on
the road and that wore gold filled
teeth, has recently become cne of the
fiercest in captivity and requires close
watching at the Lincoln park zoo at
Chicago, where it is. now kept.
On account of Christmas and New
Year holidays, the Chicago, Peoria &
St. Louis railway will sell excursion
tickets between all C. P. & SL L. sta
fions. and to certain points on connect
ing lines, at rate of fare and one-third,
for the round trip (minimum excur
sion rate, 50 cents). Tickets will be
good 'for going passage on Dec. 22, 23.
24. 25, 30, 31, 1905, and Jan. 1, 190G, and
for return Including Jan. 4, 1906. For
full information call on or address any
C, P. t St L. railway ticket agent.
Low Holiday Rates.
During the holiday season tickets at
one and one-third fare for the round
trip will be sold between all points on
the Chicago, Milwaukee St St, Paul
railway. Dates of sale are Dec 22,
23, 24. 25. 30 and 31, 1905, and Jan. 1.
1906. Return limit Jan. 4.
These low rates apply to all stations
on the "St, Paul Road" regardless of
distance limit Ask the ticket agent
about rates and train service, or write
to F, A. Miller, General Passenger
Reduced Rate for Holiday Travel via
On Dec. 22, 23, 24, 25, SO, 31 and Jan.
1, we will Bell round trip holiday tick
ets for one and one-third of the stand
ard first class one-way rate to all
points On the Burlington Route, to all
points on other roads in Arkansas,
Iowa, Indian Territory, Kansas, Mis
souri, Nebraska, Oklahoma Territory,
Texas and Wisconsin and to many
points in Illinois, Northern Michigan,
Minnesota, North Dakota.. South Da
kota, and Wyoming. Continuous pas
sage in each direction, with Jan. 4 as
final limit for return. For particulars
ask F. A. Riddell, agent.
The C, M. & St. P. offers first class
train service to Chicago and Kansas
City, from the tri-citles, sleeping car
reservations made to any point desir
ed, for further information phone any
of their offices
C, M. &. St. P. Excursion Rates.
Home seekers tickets on bale the
Qrst and third Tuesday in each month
to points in Iowa, Minnesota. North
and South Dakota and to other home
seekers territory. For further infor
tnation phone or call at any C, M. &
St. P. office.
BLOWS SMOKE FROM HIS EYE
The Remarkable Feat of an
A new woudor comes across the At
lantic from sunny Italy to exploit a
imzzling rerformauce. He is Professor
Lacara Michael cf Naples, who styles
himself "the world's only kluetical
marvel," a description that may he
simplified into 'the man who blow.
through bis eye."
Profem- Michael while iu this city
gave a private exhibition of his queer
He began by plugging bis nostrils
with cotton. A lighted caudle was
placed upon a table. Standing several
feet away, the professor closed his
mouth tightly, placed a glass medicine
tube to his eye and with a single puff
extinguished the flame.
Arouud one end of the same tube a
col lapsed toy rubber balloon was
bound and speedily inflated with air.
Placing a cigurette iu a holder, he ap
plied the mouthpiece to hid eye und ex-H-lled
the smoke from his mouth uud
the other eye. With a miniature glaiss
blowing outfit and by the same process
he manufactured a number of glass or
naments. He expects to remaiu bere
for some time, appearing lefore the
clinics of the leading medical e-olleges.
' Power From Atmospheric Electricity.
A curious experiment wus recently
performed by a Russian electrician, M.
Micbkin, in which he endeavored to
: use as a source of power the ntmos
pherie electricity extracted from the
; clouds. In bis investigation he con
structed a collecting kite which was
raised in the air so that after attaln-
ing n height of 115 feet sparks were
i produced at a small gap to which the
i wire of the kite was connected. The
conductors of a small and specially
'' constructed motor were then attached
to each side of the spark gap and re-
volved at a Reed of about r.l re vol u-
) tlrma rwir ii-ifmito thfa enroll Iwlni,
maintained for an hour, as long ns the
wind could support the kite at the
proper altitude Harper's Weekly.
When BLly was three years old his
mother louglit him a pair of idiort duck
pants. Tbli:.t time they were washed
they shrunk badly. Mlly was fat. bui
bis mother wedged him into the trou
sersagainst his protest. Billy went
out ta play, but iu u few minutes re
Mamma," be said, "I enn't wear
these panties; they are too tight. Why,
mamma, they are tighter than my
Oh, no, they're not, Billy." replied
his mother. "Nothing could be tighter
than your skin."
"Well, these panties are, because I
can sit down in my skin, but I can't
in these panties." Llpplncott's Maga
Sealed proposals will be received at
the city clerk's office, Rock Island, 111.,
until Monday, Jan. S, 1900, at 5 o'clock
p. m., for one extension hook and lad
der truck with 50 and 55 feet truss
ladders. Bidder to furnish plans and
specifications. A certified check in
amount of $100 payable to the city
clerk to accompany each bid.
The city reserves the right to reject
any or all bids.
Rock Island, 111., Dec. 19, 1905.
H. C. SCHAFFER.
Dying of Famine
is, in its torments, like dying of con
sumption. The progress of consump
tion, from the beginning to the very
end, is a long torture, both to victim
and friends. "When I had consump
tion in its first stage." writes William
Myers, of Cearfoss, Md., "after trying
different medicines and a good doctor,
in vain, I at last took Dr. King's New
Discovery, which quickly and perfectly
cured me." Prompt relief and sure
cure for coughs, colds, sore throat,
bronchitis, etc. Positively prevents
pneumonia. Guaranteed at Hartz &.
Ullemeyer's drug store, price 50 centx
and SI a bottle. Trial bottle free.
Maui Isn't 5 and 30 too old to hope
for any improvement? I should say
not. Oae just begins to live. Take
Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea. You
will be blooming fair at 60. 35 cents,
tea or tablets. T. H. Thomas' phar
We have been selling
at OUR8 price. NOW
you buy at YOUR
Gredct Discount For CslsH
on All Overcoats for
Men and Boys
That Can Furnish Coal Without
Clinkers or Stone Slate or Bone
LASALLE THIRD VEIN CHUNKS.
Try it and you will use no other. Sold Only by
Mueller Lumber Co.
"X l 'J -
Everybody likes to make a fresh start on tho first day
of the New Year. Most of us like to think that we will be
iu a better financial condition the coming yecr. First, how
ever, we have to get all those old debts paid. It's hard to
pay them all at once, and if you try to do ten) much, you
won't be able to keep up the regular expenses, and if you
owe for these, why, it's just an endless chain. Why not
get all those old debts in tine; have one place to pay, pay
something each month, not enough to make it hard for you,
and finally be in shape so that you won't have to spend be
fore you earn. We'll loai you what you need 'on your
furniture, piano, horses, wagons, etc., without removing the
property and without publicity. If you think you would
like to do this, tell us what you need and we'll figure out
the cost to vou in dollars and cents, which you can make
less by paying sooner than you agree.
FIDELITY LOAN COMPANY,
Mitchell &. Lynde Block, Room 33,
Office hours 8 a. m. to 6 p.
phone West 514. New telephone
PRIZE BOVINE LEAPED
FROM RUNAWAY TRAIN
$1,200 Animal Recovered Unhurt After
Strange Experience Below
When train No. 55 on the Rock Is
land left fiuflfalo yesterday morning at
7 o'clock, according to the Muscatine
News-Tribune, it carritd in a freight
car a prize bovine valued at $1.2o0,
which its owner had exhibited at the
Chicago ttock show and was taking
to his home at Kalona. When the
train reached Muscatine the owner
proudly descended from the caboose to
show the animal to bis admiring
friends, and found that it had leaped
,rom the train between Muxcatine and
'ice telephone was put in use. and
the beast located, unhurt, ntar Mont
pelter. It appears that the animal had
been tied in one of the cars and that it
had broken the baiter, and that it had
leaped from the train while in motion.
Th door was battered out by the im
pact of the 2,000-pound battering ram.
How the tig beast managed to alight
on its ffctt, unhurt, is a mystery. It
! IH,,t J,JJ" "lmlmm W "I!"!"!1
m. and Saturday evenings. Tele-4.
was recovered eafely, absolutely with
out a scratch on its big body.
HAIR SOFT A8 SILK.
New Scientific Treatment Kills Dan
druff Germs, and Makes Hair Soft.
It is an accepted fact, a proven fact,
that dandruff is a germ disease; and
it is also a demonstrated fact that
Xewbro'H Hcrpicido kills the dandruff
germ. Without dandruff falling hair
would Map, and thin hair will thicken.
Herplcide not only kills the dandruff
germ, but it also makt-s hais as soft a
silk. It is the most delightful hair
drf-sslng made. It cleanses the scalp
from dandruff and keeps it clean and
healthy. Itching and irritation are in
stantly relieved and permanently cur
ed. There'a nothing "just as good."
Take no substitute. Atk for "Herpl
cide." Sold by leading druggists. Send
1') cents in stamps fur sample to the
Hcrpicide company, Detroit, Mich. T.
H. Thomas, special agent.
If fortune disregards thy ciaim.
Don't hang thy head in fear and
I3ut marry the girl that you love best;
Hollister's Rocky Mountan Tea will
do the rest.
T. H. Thomas' pharmacy.
this is one reason why Ayer's Cherry
Pectoral is so valuable in consumption.
stops tbe wear and tear of useless
coughing. But it does more it con.
trols he inflammation, quiets the fever,
sootLvS, heals. Ask your doctor about it.
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