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THE ARGUS. TUESDAY, OCTOP.TCK 1(1. 1000.
At the Theatre.
BOOKINGS AT THE ILLINOIS.
. Oct. 20 West's Minstrels.
Oct. 21 "At Cripple Creek."
Oct- 22 "The Arrival of Kitty."
Oct. 26 "The Four Huntings."
Oct. 27 "Little Johnny Jones."
Oct. 28 "A Sister's Sacrifice."
Oct. 30 "At Cosy Corners."
Bright and Snappy, "Tho Arrival of
Kiity," conceded by press and public
to be the best and brightest comeilv
production now on tour is the offering
at the Illinois theater. Monday. Oct
22. The comedy has been called
comedy cocktail which seems a befit
ting description, as the performance is
bright, lively, snappy and entrancing
and local theatergoers who relish tune
ful music and bright dialogue present
d by an excellent cast of players to
gether with magnificent scenery and
gorgeous costumes mav look forward
to a most satisfying entertainment
The story of "The Arrival of Kitty
is one of humorous complications and
the interest never lags, but holds the
attention of the auditor to the final
curtain. The novelty of plot, together
with the ingenuity of treatment and
the bright dialogue are the magnets
ih.nr nossess the attributes that go to
make this entertainment popular with
West's Minstrels. One of the great
est attractions of the kind that has
ever visited Rock Island is the Wil
Ham H West minstrels, carrying as
they do a great scenic equipment an!
the most elaborate and costly stage
wardrobe of any company in minstrel
sy. There are eight splendid vocalists
with this superb organization, and the
musical features of the entertainment
have alwavs been the nride of th.p
management. The comedy contingent
is headed by the well known southern
minstrel. George Van. who is a univer
"At Cripple Creek." "At Cripple
Creek." a new play by Hal Re-id. au
thor of "Human Hearts, will be pre
sented at the Illinois Sunday. Oct. 21.
matinee and night. It is a thrilling
story of life in the great west, through
which is delicately interwoven the
brightest comedy anil scenes of exquis
ite tenderness and beauty.
Eddie Foy as a Reformer. A good
story is told of Eddie Foy. who is be
ing featured by the Shuberts in "Tin?
Earl and the Girl." which appears at
the Grand. Davenport. Thursday. Oct.
IX. in connection with an agricultural
fair in Westchester county. New York,
in which county Mr. Foy is a house
holder and a citizen of no mean im
portance. Mr. Koy's counsel is consid
red very valuable in the arranging ol
all public functions, and he is invariab
ly named on all committees and sub
committees. In this particular instance
Eddie was chosen as head of the com
m'utee for the promotion of moralit
nnd nuritv in connection with the in
cvitable midway, or in other words, h
was to sec that the "Rally-Hoo" men
or barkers did nor attempt to attrac
attention to iheir various enterprises
by leading their prospective male pa
irons to believe that something might
1p seen on the inside to which only
men of maturity and discretion would
h admitted. It is Generally the case
with such shows that most of the im
morality is in the ' Bally-1 loo' not of
ten to the disappointment of the pa
trons. Now, it was up to Eddie to pu
:i stop to this sort of thing, and he
iiroriPft falrlv well, except in the
case of one most persistent show man
with whom things were not as prosper
ous as they might be. but he was one
of the kind that never gave up. Though
cautioned many times by Foy he lost
no opportunity of insinuating to the
sporty youths and the "ought-to-know-better"
elders that something might be
seen on the inside warranted to shock
those who were of a shrinking disposi
tion. At last Foy's patience being ex
hausted, he had the fellow arrested
and brought before the general com
mittee, and he was forced to leave the
grounds. The fellow, however, put
forth such a strong plea for clemency,
ploading poverty and hard luck and
promising immediate reformation that
Eddie's sympathy for a show man in
distress asserted itself and the fellow
was released and given one more
chance. After the show man had left
the committee room to return to his
show, the possibility of a small con
tribution was even discussed, and Foy
was appointed a committee of one to
go further into the matter. Foy im
mediately started for the man 3 tent
i . 2.i.;
again, and as soon as ne got wiuun
hearing distance his ears were greeted
with the following announcement by
our hard luck friend with a megaphone
in a kind of mysterious half-tone:
Gentlemen, I have just been arrested
for runnina an immoral show. Need I
sav more? Admission 10 cents."
f-nraer Third find Scnt St.. Onvrnport
Thursday, Oct. 18.
Our Mghl of Joj-nn Jay.
Sam S. and Sluitxrt tine) OffVrtlie
Particularly Droll (vm-dian.
Tn K!aliorat. Klectrifyincr and Kn-
trtnininjr Musical Comedy imrt
THE EARL AND THE GIRL,
An Avalanche of Wit. Music :nxl Mirth
Famous Casino Chorus of ,.".
Prire r.Oc. 7,"c. $1 and $1..V. Pont
palpal Klenz". Ill Wt Scronil strcfl
Davis & Churchill. Circuit Operators.
Thrre Performance Daily Three.
10c ADMISSION 10c
Reserved "eats. 20c: Saturday matlne,
Children under 12 years. 5c. Prograv
Jiangs Mondays and Thursdays.
I can sell you either a new or sliorhtly
used Steinway for about the price of I
an ordinary instrument. Jet me
quote you figures xnd show you some
magnificent examples. I can sell on
easy monthly installments, same as
cash, when desired. Address,
L. C. FINCH,
P. 0. Box 355, ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
BUNKER HILL BATTLE.
Tense Feeling of the Patriots Before
the Great Event.
My great grandmother. Parnell
Brooks, whose maiden name was
Boylston. in the year 1S20 sold her
homestead, on whhli now stands
Hunker Hill monument, to ihe city of
Boston for $r.X)0. At the time of tho
battle of that name she was a little
j'ul of seven and a half years living
with her parents, Richard ami rarnell
Boylston. in the old homestead res!
ileii-e. which then stood on tbe very
-pot where the monument now stands.
She retained to the end of her clays a
most vivid recollection of events there.
especially on tne any ami nigut pre
ceding that memorable battle, the vari
ous incidents or wmcn sue never urea
of telling and retelling.
As nearly as I can. I shall give these
little items as she used to relate them
My ratner. Ki oant i;oyiston. was
the grandson of the celebrated Dr.
Zalxliel Boylston of Brookline. who
was the tirsi to introduce (in 1721) vac
illation into the civilized world and
which he did against great opposition,
receding Hr. Kdward Jenuer's fur
her development of the practice In
England by alxuit fifty years. At the
limve dale, timing I lie epidemic of
smallpox in Boston. Dr. Boylston in
ocitlaied 2S; persons, of whom only sis
"My father, grandson of this fa
mous physician, was a prosperous mer
chant of Charlestewn. Our home was
on Breed's bill, a little less than half
a mile from the village, my father
owning that and much of the adjacent
land down to the water's edge.
i or.niontns tilings nail ieeu very
unsettled, and I had heard innch talk
among ray elders about oppression
tyranny and taxation. I'p In the gat-
ret, inddeu ben um tue big loom, were
a chest of tea. a teHkettle. teacups,
saucers, etc.. carefully covered with
a heap ef flax. Every afternoon mv
lioH'-5 mm tii'kl.v ft pmiM AYc are
fortifying the hill and must have the
Instantly eaudle9 were lighted and
all was eieltemeut and for some time
confusion. Some big chests were got
down from the garret, however, and
clothing, silver, jewelry, everything at
hand promise nously flung In. my father
assuring us lhat we probably should
never again look upon anything left
"Horses were quickly hitched to the
carriage and others to a big farm
wagon. Mother and Ave children Ann
dinging to her pet kitten and I hugging
iny dear old dog Hose, both crying for j
we iznew uor wnar were put Inti tbe
carriage, the women servants and
chests Into the wagon, and away we
went down the hill among hundreds
of men now moving up from all direc
tions. It was an awful experience,
lhat of being called up in the night and
being hurried away, as it seemed, for
our lives. I shall never forget it. We
were driven to a friend's house at Rox
bnry. '"In the midst of the commotion, be
fore we got started from our yard.
(Jeneral Fntnam. who had dismounted
and stood for a moment with his hand
on his horse's lie ul. met with a comical
accident. His horse, being a high spir
ited one. plunged In great fright over a
fet lamb of ours that stupidly ran
Against the fiery horse's legs.
"Rearing, the animal forced the gen
tral violently and all unexpectedly
tackward until he was tripped up and
made involuntarily to sit down in a
large tub of water, used as a drinking
trough for the stock. My father quick
ly lent bis hand and pulled the gallant
general out. loth laughing heartily,
which sounded strange and unnatural
to me among such terrifying surround
ings. 'It is matter of history how the farm
er soldiers worked all night, using the
boards of our barns or stockades and
barricades, and how valiantly they met
the invaders, of whom 1.U54 were killed
and wounded, against our i!fl.": which
fight, in fact, as Is well known, were it
not for the giving out of our ammuni
tion, would have resulted in the com
plete annihilation of the whole British
"When we returned to our old home,
alas, what a scene of destruction and
desolation was there! My father's loss
was very heavy; his warehouses all
sacked. or burned to the ground, house
furniture ruined, barns and fences all
demolished, with all our live stock
either killed or frightened away and
lost. 'But never mind. Richard! Thank
f7od you were not one of the killed
nnvwav. The rest we can bear.' mother
used to say." Alice I., tjuarrie of New
ark, N. .1.. in Boston Herald.
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Monday, Oct. 22
Opera House, Davenport.
Tuesday, Oct. 23
The Distinguished Actor
MAR. IE DROFNAH
In a superb production of Shakespeare's Greatest
A carload of Special scenic effecrs. 40 people in
the cast 40.
PRICES.-$1.50, $1. 75c, 50c, 25c.
Seats may be reserved by letter or telephone.
Diseasa Most Prevalent In the Fall
Months Simple Way to Cure.
With the cool nights of fall, catarrhal
troubles in Rock Island are becoming
more and more prevalent, and H. O.
Rolfs, as a consequence, finds his sales
of Hyomei increasing.
At tne lust warning ot catarrh, one
should begin using Hyomei. A few
days' treatment at this season of the
year will often prevent a serious and
chronic attack of catarrh.
There is no stomach dosing with Hy
omei. The virtues of its healing oils
and balsams are breathed through a
neat pocket inhaler that comes with
every outfit, and in that way the medi
cation penetrates to the i. .)st remote
cells of the nose, throat and lungs, kill
ing catarrhal germs whenever present.
City Council Room. Rock Island. 111.,
Oct. 13. 19nC The council met at S
p. rn., in regular session. Mayor Mc
Caskrin presiding and all the alder
The minutes of the last regular
meeting were read and approved.
Alderman Sherwood from the finance
committee, submitted the weekly labor
pay roll ordinance for the week end
ing Oct. in. which was considered and
adopted by unanimous vote, allowing
claims as follows:
T Manuel 8 7.1
P Anthony 11 C.r
.J Anthony I1
Fred Bowers 10 7.1
W O'Brien 1" 7.".
V Ferricksen 3 r'
D Collins 1 7.-.
J. Ginty 3 ""
H W Robbins
lony t avy i
P Caul field 1 75
H l.iddeis ' 71
O Jackson . . .
A Lambracht .
F.d Marvin ..
R Buncher .
I J Fisher . . .
R A Brasher .
W D Barnes .
John Burton .
J McDonald .
Jos Henricks .
C Brookman . ,
R Schmacht . .
I J Fox
C Evers .
and soothing and healing any irritation
would retire to this garret there may be in the mucous membrane
with any guest she might have to If you have a cold, or there is any
brew and drink a cup of that forbid- offensive discharge from the nose, or
den beverage. How often had I been I tickling or dropping at the back of the
told to fctay near the door and play. I throat; if there is offensive breath, rais-
Imt to riifi fitiifkli- urtrl tall mr nmfli. linn- rf mitontio arwl c?m--ti,tn- i..,.:t- I
. . . - .......,. - .v.. "... " " i rt "t ... i..i.o. ciuit .-uici i iijjfe cunt in iia- i () AeWIU'tn
er n i saw any one coming up tneition in tne tnroat: if Hipip am nnv nf t,....
, .... I.. I "III Ilv
"in- line symptoms tiiat mi iiatp mtsirriini
For days out in the harbor mother troubles, begin the use of Hyomei at
and tne servants bad been watching lonce.
You take no risk in paying $1 for a
Hyomei ontht, as H. O. Rolfs gives his
personal guarantee that if the remedy
does not afford satisfaction, your money
will be refunded at once. Extra hot
ties of Hyomei, if needed, cost but 50
cents, making this the most economical
treatment for catarrh, as well as the
and discussing the big ships whicl
were anchored there. There were so
many and so different from the little
fishing and harbor boats I had been
accustomed to see there.
"I was too young to fully under
stand exactly what it all meant, but I
had a vague idea that something aw
ful was going to happen.
'The day before tbe battle. Jnne 10
we cnnnreu. my Drotuer Richard, sis
ter Ann nnd myself, had been playing
in the newly gathered hay which the
farm hands had left in little cock
ready for carting to the barn. These
we had seen fit to scatter mostly in
"My father, returning for midday
dinner. looked very serious, and we
thought him exceedingly cross, for he
commanded that we should rake up
every particle of the hay into cocks
'At dinner there wag much talk of
war and the British, and the ships
were watched closer than ever. Thev
seemed now to be teeming with con
stantly moving red coated men. At
suppr the family talked with bated
breath, and afterward fattier went
back to the village, which mother did
not seem to like him to do and was
very unusual for him. We were not
put to bed at the usual time, Thev
seemed to forget us. and we huddled
arouud mother as she talked anxiously
with neighbors who had called to see
'At 10 o'clock, wbeu father returned.
he said orders bad been issued to Colo
nel rrescott to fortify Bunker Hill, as
every evidence showed the British
were intending to land. Our callws
leparted. and we retired.
'It must have been nearly midnight
when the whole household was aroused
by a terrible knocking at our doors and
the tramping of horses In the yard.
Father, hastily throwing up his win
dow, demanded who was there.' The
answer was: 'General Putnam. Get
thewouien jand . children oufc of ...the
C Skinner 12 2-1
Roy Reed 14 40
C Schillinger 10 .10
K Atkinson 10 50
T H Frew 12 25
las Frew S 75
F Xewcomb 10 50
'The easiest money I ever mad
said a riiil.idelphia shipping man the
other day. "was handed to me in New
York not long ago." I was visiting there
and had a little time to myself, so I
bought a paper and went down to the
river front. I saw an advertisement in
the paper saying that a tug was to be
auctioned off lhat day. so I went to the
place and stood around examining the
lug. After awhile a man who had been
watching me came over and began ask
ing questions. I told him I was inter
ested in boats and was from rhiladel
phia. Then he asked. 'What are you
doing down here';' 'I came down to
this auction sale,' I said. 'Well,' said
the man, 'if you want to keep on the
light side of the boys you'll do some
thing for me. Here's $100; do not bid
on the tug.' I took the money and de
parted. I had not the slightest inten
tion of bidding' Philadelphia Record.
Geo Anderson 10 50
Leo Kinney 1 00
E Neland 2 20
J Mosena 2 20
I Parriott 1 7
F Johnson 2 20
Wm Peck 2 2
C Tuttle 2 20
D W Kelly 7 4.1
John Haley 2 20
A Brady 2 20
Geo Gilbert 2 20
G Henry 15 00
H Brenashan 17 05
E Frank 11 Jo
J Nelson 10 50
Nels Peterson 10 5)
D Rooks 11 15
Kelly 10 50
McCarthy 1 75
officers which were ordered received
and placed on file.
The clerk read a petition from Ward
& Mc.Mahon to make sewer connec
tions. Referred to the sewer commit
tee with power 10 act.
The clerk read a petition from the
Peoples Power company to open pav
ing to make gas extensions. Prayer
of petiton granted, work to be done un
der the supervision of superintendent
Health commissioner Myers reported
in regard to the petition of V. C.
Kurtz and others complaining against
an alleged nuisance on the premises of
V.. Colin. fd!i Eleventh street, recom
mending that legal counsel be employ
ed to look after ili city's interests in
any action which the city may take to
abate the nuisance. I'pon motion the
commissioner's report was received
and the stand taken by the health com
missioner be endorsed, and that he be
furnished the necessary legal counsel
Tin? mayor rend communications
from Mrs. Minnie Scharb and H. E.
Bowman. Refi-rn 1 to the city attor
ney to investigate.
Alderman Anderson presented a re
port from the delegation to the meet
ing oi the Fpper Mississippi River Im
provement association at Minneapolis
Oct. 0 and in. I'pon motion the report
was accepted and the industrial com
mittee of the council was instructed to
confer with the Rock- Island club and
tne Ketait .Mcrcnants association in
regard to raising the assessment dues
Alderman Anderson read a petition
for an electric light at Ninth aventu'
and Forty-second street. Referred t
the fire and light committee to report
Alderman Anderson read a petition
from A. Anderson for a water pipe ex
tension at Fourteenth avenue and east
of Forty-sixth street. Referred to the
waterworks committee to investigate
and report to council.
Alderman Brooks presented a resolu
tion instructing the mayor to order M.
T. Davis to remove material from For
ty-second street within 4 hours.
Alderman Brooks presented a resolu
tion instructing the clerk to notify the
C. B. & Q. and C. R. I. & P. railways
to renlank certain crossings in the
eastern part of the city. Adopted.
Alderman Blochlinger from the sew
er committee reported granting cer
tain parties authority to make sewer
Alderman Pratt presented a resolu
tion instructing the superintendent of
streets to clean certain ditches in the
First ward. Adopted.
Alderman Smith offered a resolution
that A. YVeinrott. 1312 Fifth-and-a-half
avenue, nas nad due notice to remove
his junk yard, and that if the same is
not removed by Oct. 1C. lflOii, the cap
tain of police be instructed to enforce
the law. Adopted.
Alderman Dauber presented a resolu
tion instructing the superintendent of
streets to cut to grade the alley be
tween Nineteenth and Twentieth
mn , " i fcverv rouse nas ts
cold room. Abnormal weather
conditions. inaJeuuate stove or
furnace heat often result in some particular
part ot the house beinsi cold and cheerless. You
can make home warm and cheerlul with the
(Equipped with Smokeless Device)
Carry it about from room to room. Turn wick high or low there's no
danger. Smokeles device prevents smoke and smell, tasy to operate
as a lamp. All parts easily cleaned. Brass oil tount beautifully em
bossed. Holds 4 quarts of oil and burns o hours. Gives intense
beat. Two finishes nickel anJ iaran. Handsome, uselut. reliable. -
Every beater warranted. If not at your dealer's write our I 11
nearest agency for descriptive circular.
you can tu
bright, steady light at lowest cost,
throughout and nickel platrJ. Suit
wnetner library. dinin?-roon. parlo
ana sausractorv. fcverv lump
nearest agency if not at your
Standard OH Comp
he best lamp
v. bquippeJ with W i -y
;4 burner. Gives X I ' I
Made of brat XsiX
arie for any room ,nr
ror bedroom. Safe m V
warranted, writt toV
ROCK ISLAND SAVINGS BANK
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Incorporated Under the State Law. 4 Per Cent Interest Paid on De
posits. Money Loaned on Personal Collateral or Real Estate Security.
Phil Mitchell, President.
H. P. Hull, Vice President
P. Greenawalt, Cashier.
Began the business July 2, 1870,
and occupies S. E. corner of Mitch
ell & Lynde building.
R. R. Cable,
William 11. Dart,
II. P. Hull,
II. S. Cable,
' Solicitors Jackson & Hurst
streets and Seventh and Eighth av
enues to grade. Adopted.
Alderman Dauber presented a reso
lution recommending the placing of t
light at Fourteenth avenue and Elev
enth street. Adopted.
Alderman Dauber presented a resolu
tion instructing the superintendent of
streets to make certain repairs on
Eighteenth street between Seventh
and Eighth avenues. Adopted.
Adjourned on motion of Alderman
Eckhart. 11. C, SCIIAFKEK,
Don't you think you had better try
To wear a smile and ug a song?
It's a good old world, after nil.
Provided you take Rocky Mountain
In the spring and fall.
T. H. Thomas' pharmacy.
Sewer Account 23 CO
Contingent Account 44 15
1st ward side walk acct 7 23
2nd ward side walk acct ' 7 30
4th ward side walk acct 101 05
5th ward side walk acct CO 15
7th ward side walk acct 12 23
Water Wks Const acct 179 15
Reservoir Expense acct 72 GO
MONEY ON COAL
Brightest, r-lenneaf. bt
nioatrcouotulral. Hviry porlt-
MfarMruN(rm.4H"kn IMttS OT 111) 01 1.
FttEK AIIPL12 A.tlrea I-pt. s.
jumnt.HTIiw 'o.. Agtw .rillmlunn St.. .
Total $479 50
Upon motion of Alderman Dauber,
the invitation of the Tri-City Railway
company to inspect the Shanghai Trail
in Davenport was accepted.
Alderman Robbins moved that when
the council adjourn it be to Tuesday
afternoon nt 2 o'clock to inspect the
Twenty-sixth street paving. Adopted.
The clerk read the reports of city
and less ash than
other coal, and is free from
slate, slack and stone.
ALL KINDS OF HARD AND SOFT COAL, COKE, PINE AND
RocRSsla.nd Fuel Co.
Third Avenue and Twenty-third Street. Both Phones