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ETHE ARGUS, TIITTRSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 190
NEWS OF. THE NEIGHBORS
The large' is responsible for the bill. She has
Observes Anniversary. It was 40
years ago yesterday that. Rev. James
1. Ryan, the esteemed, pastor "of St.
Marj's t liun h.er lohraM d his first mass
sis n priest. Yesterday he officiated at
high mass at the church at 5 o'clock.
lie has been pastor of St. Mary's
church for 21 years.
Rafter Breaks. u hue working on
the rafters of a shed which is being
built in the rear of 1218 Rock Island
Mroet yesterday, X. P. Peterson, 704
Rock Island street, fell and broke his
leg and was removed in the city am
bulance to hi' home. He was stand
inj? on a rafter which broke.
Third of Streets Paved. According
to figures compiled by William Clans
sen. clerk in the office of the board of
public works, Davenport has 47 miles
of paving within the confinete of the
city, while the entire street mileage
of the city is 140 miles, so that prac
tically one-third of the city's streets
and alleys are paved. During the last
five years over 20 miles of streets
were paved, at a cost of nearly $!00,
OnO. and over 29 miles of sewers were
constructed at a cost of $230,043.94.
The grand total of paving in Daven
port since 1SS9. when the first paving
was done, consisis of 4C.S miles, and
the total expenditure for this work was
$2,020,599.01 since that time. The sum
of $S90,9S9.20 was spent for 20.0 miles
of paving during the last five years.
This set of figures for a city the size
of Davenport, with taxes as low as
they are here, shows advancement
which has not been noted in any oth
er city in like matters.
To Improve Park. The marked im
provement in the condition of the west
side of Central park is engaging the
attention of the park commissioners of
the city. The property will be brought
to grade and a granitoid sidewalk laid
rflong the west line from the south to
the north end of the park. The work
men in the service of the park com
missioners have already made consid
erable progress in preparation for the
improvement to be made.
maple trees which stood in a row told her lover that in order to win
along the west side of the park have her hand he must prove worthy, but
all been cut down, and are beins con- it is at the risk of jeopardizing her
sumed as fuel in the furnaces at the. fortune and losing her as well that
Big Building Nearly Ready. The
four-story building which has been in
course of Construction at the plant of
the Davenport Malting company in the
west end of town is nearing comple
tion, and the new building will be
ready for occupation and use shortly
after the first of the year. The con
tracting firm which is building the
structure is confident that the work
will be entirely completed by Jan. 5
or fi, so that the malting company will
be able to install its materials in the
building, which has so long been
Claimed Right to Beat Her. Mrs.
Frances D. Stevens has filed a. suit
for divorce from Jule, otherwise known
as Julius or Julian Stevens, alleging
extreme cruel and inhuman treatment.
Mrs. ' Stevens states she married the
defendant Feb. 2, 1S95, when she was
but 14 years of age. She alleges that
soon after said marriage her husband
became imbued with the notion that a
wife should be beaten and abused at
such times and in such manirer as he
could invent, and especially when he
Obituary Record. Tuesday evening
at the home at 1S11 West Third street
Miss Mary Collins, the music teacher,
died. Deceased leaves to mourn her
death her mother. Mrs. Margaret Col
lins and six brothers, Thomas M.. of
Waco, Texas; Austin, John, Antony
A., Lawrence and Joseph Collins, all
Mrs. Helene Schaefer passed away
at the home of her daughter. Mrs. Ed
Schick of 2701 Rockingham road,
Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Schaefer
was born in Pennsylvania June 12.
1S33. and in 1S34 went to St. Louis
where she was united in marriage to
A. Schaefer, whe preceded her in death
20 years ago. Fcr the past 10 years
the deceased has been making her
home with her daughter, Mrs. Schick,
who now survives together with one
son. John H. Schaefer. also a number
or graiHicmidren and two brothers
the young man keeps up the fight of
his life ngainst the "bosses." Mr.
Rroadhurst is said to have utilized in
the making of his play many incidents
in the past year that came to public
knowledge through the newspapers of
the country, and which, when put upon
the stage, have become of dramatic
value. "The Man of the Hour" is di
vided into four acts, and Messrs.
Brady and Grismer ara said to have
given it an elaborate production as
well as a cast of excellence.
Will Take Another Tumble.
"Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great, fall."
So he did, and tomorrow he will take
another tumble on the stage at the
Illinois and George H. Adams, the in
imitable pantomime clown, will crav.l
out of the famous egg, to the delight
of all who chance to witness the per
formance on the night of the Saville
"Humpty Dumpty" company which is
pronounced one of the best entertain
ing organizations traveling. Hand
some girls who can sing and dance
and dress swell, introduce the latest
in song novelties, etc.. with a line of
up-to-date novelty acts.
A High Toned Burglar." After an
absence of a couple of years, Hick
man and Bessey will be seen at the
Illinois theater Sunday, matinee and
night, in "A High Toned Burglar."
Fhe company is the original one Uiat
played a 14 weeks engagement at the
Airdome" in Davenport last summer
to capacity houses every night. Baby
Irene Spooner, the great child actress
and dancer, will be seen with this
AT THE THEATERS -
(Sixteenth street and Second avenue.)
Dee. 26 "Man of the Hour."
Dec. ST "Ifuuint.v I)iiiiity."
Off. SO Hickniau - Braaey Company,
J n ii. 1 Amelia lliuKliaiu, in 'Tlio
.Modern l.mly 4.!lu" matinee.
Jan, ." t.race Morrill, iu "When
Knighthood Yn In Flower," matinee.
.Inn. S Tim Murphy.
Jan. 12 "Toj land," matinee.
Jan. 1. "The. lltirKOinnxter."
Jim. 10 "IVjtKy from I'nrln," ma
inee. Jnn. 20 ' I) roil in City."
J ii ii. 2a "Xtw York liny by I)ny."
Jan. 2 "At Yule." mnliiiee.
Jim. HI "The l.lly anil the Irinre."
(Eighteenth street, north of Second
VandeTlMe at 3, 8 and 9 it 5 p. m. Tito
tnatlaeea Sunday and holidays.
(Second avenue, east of Nineteenth
Ytiinlevllle nt :t, S mill t):l.", p. ni. Tnw
mntineea SnmlayM and holidays.
Makes Favorable Impression. r.Iil
drcd Holland appeared at the Illinois
yesterday, presenting ror the first time
the new play by Francis Marion, "The
Woman of Today," The play made a
favorable impression, although the per-
t'orniance showed that the play is new.
Mildred Holland, as always, won the
audience, and received much applause.
She responded with a characteristic
curtain speech, in which she. spoke of
the trepidation attendant on present
ing a new production, and her motive
in offering the play for the opening
performance here. She spoke of her
feeling for her many warm personal
friends here, and of her association
with the Elks. She was yesterday
made the recipient of a beautiful re
membrance by the members of her
company, who presented her with an
Elk's head emblem, set with five dia
monds. She referred to the token in
Miss Holland was not forgotten by
Marlowe Stars in New Play. Julia
Marlowe appeared for the first time
this season as a star at the head of
her own company at the Adelphi thea
ter at Philadelphia last night. She as
sumed the title role in "Gloria," anew
comedy written for her by James B.
Fagan, a young Irishman whose writ
ings are unknown in America. Whip
ping is the theme of the new play, the
action centering around the punish
ment inflicted upon a headstrong, cap
tivating Italian girl who scon's at her
lovers and takes delight in sendin
them on fools' errands. Sir Philip
Lilly, an Englishman, is the victim of
a particularly cruel hoax, and he de-
the members of Rock Island lodsre. , , . . , , .
...i. , . . cnuuren. a.ro punisnei. mis wofks i
v. no iiiaue ner an nonorary memoer , - ot . .
Allen Will Do the Work. A new
trade manager to succeed P. M. Price,
whose retirement was announced by
the Moline Plow company, will not be
named. F. G. Allen, vice president
of the company, will have charge of
the sales, and A. C. Barber and E..L.
Garrison, assistant trade managers.
will continue in their present capaci
ties. "It will mean that the work
will be somewhat rearranged." said
one of the company officials in dis
cussing Mr. Price's retirement. "It
was understood that Mr. Price would
retire when his present contract ex
pired next July, and when he returned
home a few days ago after thr6e
months spent in South America he
found the work in the home office had
been satisfactory reorganized with his
retirement in view. Thus the oppor
tunity to retire at this time was pre
Boats May Land Here. Captain
Walter A. Blair of the Carnival City
Packet company, which operates the
steamers. Helen Blair and Columbia,
sends word that his company will in
vestigate the possibilities of freight
and passenger traffic for his boat out
of Moline by way of the new lock.
Captain John Killeen of the Diamond
Jo line says of the use of the lock by
the Diamond Jo boats: "This Is a ques
tion I could not answer at present, not
knowing all the conditions, and hope
next season some time to be able to
make an examination and will th'i
decide as to the advisability of the
Diamond Jo boats using the lock."
Pay Out $250,000.-r-More titan $230,-
000 was paid to employes of the big
factories in Moline and East Moline
Monday and Tuesday in wages. The
greater part of this sum was spent
Tuesday afternoon by the working
men in purchasing Christmas pres
ents. As some of the factories have
not. been running full force for several
weeks, the total wages is not as large
as some years, but it shows there was
plenty of money for good cheer. For
instance, the Moline Wagon company
started its plant in operation last
week. The Moline Plow company is
running on an eight-hour basis, so of
course, its pay roll was considerably
buying supplies for the Hillsdale Post.;
Mrs. Etta Merchant is spending her
vacation in Canton, 111.
The quarantine was lifted Sunday
from the home of Frank Sheppard.
Dick Mercer of Peoria is home for
a short vacation.
Mr. and Mrs. McCary are moving
into the tenant house of Cris Rasmus
sen. Mr. McCary is the new night
Mr. and Mrs. Grant Kempster were
Prophetstown visitors Thursday. "
Mr. Spicer of Colorado is visiting
with his uncie anil aunt, Mr. and Mrs.
Ephran Ktmpster and oilier relatives.
The. farmers' institute will' be held
this year in Taylor Ridge Jan. 9-10.
James Mill and wife were Rock Is
land visitors Wednesday.
Clarence and Glen Butzer are home
from Urbane. Mabel Bracker and her
brother and Ross Wreath are aisa
home from Champaign for the holiday
William Downing of Nebraska spent
a few days the last of the week with
bis uncle, George Downing.
Mrs. Jess Downing is visiting with
her parents in Rock Island this week.
The second quarterly meeting of the
Methodist church will be held at the
Zuma church Saturday, Jan. 4. Preach
ing at the Zuma church Sunday morn
ing by the presiding elder. Rev. V. R.
A Dangerous Deadlock,
that sometimes terminates fatally, is
the stoppage of liver and bowel func
tions. To quickly end this condition
without disagreeable sensations. Dr.
King's New Life Pills should always
be your remedy. Guaranteed absolute
ly satisfactory in every case or money
back, at all drug store? 23 cents.
several years ago. Just as she was
concluding her remarks, J. C. Dunn,
exalted ruler of the lodge, stepped on
the stage, and in behalf of the lodge
presented her with a beautiful bunch
of roses, and made the announcement
i-.at the lodge would entertain at a re
ception in her honor after the evening
performance. The lodge rooms were
well filled with Elks and their ladies
at this function.
"The Woman of Today" promises to
prove a success, if its reception yes
terday is an indication of popular ap
proval, j lie play is interesting, and
had pleasing dramatic qualities. The
parts are well interpreted, and with a
little time, it will without doubt show
improvement. Richard Gordon, in the
character of Paul Clayton, a lieutenant
iu the United States army who is a
fugitive, played the part well.
Both maiinee and evening perform
ances yesterday attracted fair audi
ences. "Man of the Hour." The much
talked of new play by George Broad
hurst "The Man of the HourV' which
has been playing at the Savoy theater.
New York, for more than one year
under the management of William A.
Brady and Joseph R. Grismer, will be
:he attraction at the Illinois tonight.
"The Man of the Hour" is reported
io be a timely play, full of dramatic
incidents with plenty of comedy and
teliing a story of human interest It
is,sa:d it deals with one of the most
burning topics of the day, "the graft
ing" of the 'political "maclrne" in
many of the great cities of this coun
try is the central theme of the story
the particular delineation being the
passage through the city council of
t'ae town, where the action of the play
takes place, of a bill giving .a perpet
ual franchise to a street railway. The
mayor's signature is all that is ncces
sary to make the bill a fact, and the
"machine" has elected to the office
after a hard fight, a rich young man
whonu they thought could be easily
handled. He proves honest, however,
and although all kinds of- pressure if
brought to bear, steadfastly refuses tc
make the proposed measure a law
The love interest in "The Man of the
Hour" is said to be thajpf the younr
man for the niece of the financier whe
marvelous cure, for Glorias rage is
ransformed into love.
t Sicrc is Only One
"Bromo Quinine "
L&iz&tive Bromo Quinine
USED THE WORLD OVEt TO CURE A COLD III OHE DAY.
Always remember the full name. Look
n this signature on every box. 25c.
OBJECf LESSON FOR COUNCIL
Invited to See "The Man of the Hour"
An invitation to witness the per
formance of "The Man of the Hour" at
Plan to Get More Room. Owing to
the increased amount of business and
the necessity for additional room for
other departments of the plant, the
management of the Moline Elevator
company Is contemplating the discon
tinuation of the foundry dopartmen
after the first of the year. The foun
dry now occupies considerable portion
of the plant's floor space and the man
agement thinks by having the castings
made by some independent foundry
concern, the foundry could be aban
doncd and the floor space used for
the Illinois this evening has been ex- other departments of the factory
I n r
tended by the theater management to
Mayor Schaffer and members of the
Old Colored Man Dies. J. J. Brown,
one of the oldest colored residents of
city council. As is well known, the ! the city Monday at the home of
story or tne piay cieais witti auvancea . i,js daughter. Mrs. Littie Ellingsworth.
politics in municipal affairs. Whether ,2431 Sixteenth avenue. Death was
the object is to point the way to in- due to paralysis, with which he was
iquity or to rub in a moral. Manager .stricken last Friday morning. Joseph
Taylor did not state, leaving it to the'janies Brown was born in Cairo, 111..
23, 1S2G. and
recipients of the invitation to draw, March
Judging by the, this state all of his life
had resided m
their own conclusions. Judging by the. this state all of his life. For the las
nature of the responses received, the IS years he had been a resident of thi
city officials will not be slow about city. He was married in 1853 to Miss
getting in on what may be regarded as Nancy McKee, and they were the par
good thing, from whichever point of ents of 12 children, 10 of whom sur
view it is taken. Ivive. - They are: Henry or ureen
River. John. Will. Grant and Levi of
this city. Miss Susan Brown of Daven
port, Mrs. Lila Snow of Davenport
Mrs. William Nicholson entertained -rs- Maggie Nixon f Abingdon, Mrs
Daisy Holmes of Cleveland. Ohio, and
Mrs. Ellingsworth. Twenty-two grand
children also survive.
the ladies and their husbands of the
Zuma Aid society Thursday for dinner.
"Mr. and Mrs. John Scott were much
surprised Friday evening when about
Tries to Grab Purse. Purse snatch
u v M
On many a cold winter morning
will wake to lind the lires out
are you going to do about it sh:
Prepare now lor the emergency
(Equipped with Smokeless Device)
and you'll have genial, glowing heat instantly wherever
want it without smoke or smell smokeless de
vice prevents turn the wick as high or as low at
you like. Easily carried about Brass font holds
4 quarts ol oil burns 9 hoars. Handsomely fin
ished in japan and nickel. Every heater warranted.
nukes cheery the long
evening brilliant, study
light for reading or sew
ing. Made ol brass, nickel plated and equipped wUh the latest
improved central drait burner. Every lamp warfanled.
U your dealer doesn't carry the Perfection Oil Heater and Ray
Lamp, write our nearest agency lor descriptive circular. .
STANDARD OIL. COMPANY
with a II
OiaiCTiON CrtAMBCRLiN. Kindt. Company.
Thursday, Dec. 26.
Messrs. William A. Brady and Joseph
Grismor Announce the
turn of '
The Man of the Hour
Now In Its Second Ye;ir.nt the Suvoy
Theater, New York.
Five Months nt the
of Now and Here, by George
PRICKS r.Oc i:.c, t and $1.:,0. Seat
sale at theater Pee. 21. Phone wst 224.
Friday, Dec. 87.
V 111k M listen I Hit SavllIeVs Ton tel it
: resit Pantomimic Clown,
GEORGE H. ADAMS
The Man Who Has Made Millions
TWEXTY-KI V K I'F.OPI.K.
Neclal Scenery, lienntifiil Cmiiiiic,
nml a Well Selected ( liorux.
PRICKS 2f.o. HOe and 7",c. Seat sale
at theater Dee. 2i Phone west 221
Sunday, Dec. 29.
8 of their neighbors gathered at their, ers are busy in the city and Mis. Libby
home to remind them of their 15th Df Canton, 111., was robed Monday
wedding anniversary. Well filled bask- evening while she was crossing the
2ts were taken. A purse of $12 was railroad tracks . at Fifteenth street
given as a token of esteem. Mrs. Libby is visitina a friend in Silvia
A few of the Hillsdale people spent and was in Moline to do some Christ-
a pleasant evening Friday at the home mas shopping.
of Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Scott. j O
Freddie Marchant is in Peoria this' Santa . Claus' Whiskers Singed. A
week visiting with his sister. iMr. Xichol, who was acting as Santa
A. B. Huston and wife spent Thurs- Claus at the Aetna" home, 323 Seven
lay in Rock Island. jteenth street, had his hands quite bad
J. F. Mill, wife and son. William ly burned Christmas eve. His whisk
were trl-city visitors Wednesday. ers were brushed too close to a candle
Fred Smith of Traer. Iowa, is back on the tree and became ignited, and
on a short visit with his relatives. the burns were received in smothering
Mrs. Charles Donohoo spent Friday , the blaze. There was no other dam
n the tri-cities. , age.
The Crescent Telephone company ,
oiade a mistake about the place for home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hutton
".ts annual meeting. It will be held at Friday, Dec. 20. They now have two
foslin the. Cth ot January, instead of boys and two girls,
it Erie. ' j Fred Filmer of Racine, Wis., is here
Elzy Walker ha charge of the Hills- visiting his sister, Mrs. Henry Hutton.
lale store for his brother Jesse a few Lewis Lenger of Milan spent a few
lays last week .while he was selling days last week visiting friends and rel
;oods In Hooppole. atives.
Rollin Dillon and wife spent a few.' The Hillsdale 'school will have one
lays last week in Watertown. week of vacation.
Henry Kelpher. has another very sick' The Epwortli league held its annual
lorse. (election of officera last week. They
Mrs. A. Wilson and son of near New, are: President, C. L. Markee; first
on township spent Sunday with Mrs. vice president, J. L. Dailey; second
.Vilson's brother, E. L. Hanson, and vice president, W. H. Hudson; third
vife. 'vice president, Mrs. J. I Dailey;
Earl Wilkins and wife are in Indiana fourth vice president, Mrs. "Lottie
his month visiting relatives. Bliss Giles; secretary. Miss Alice Orr;
D. E. Scott is moving his drilling treasurer, E. L. Hanson; organist, Mrs.
nachine to i'phraim Kempster's town C. L. Markee.
roperty. He will drill a well near the Walter Scott and brother George are
am. - visiting relatives in Sycamore. 111. Wal-
A baby hoy came to gladden tho ter will spend a short time in Chicago
Al ill! nee sinil Night.
Presents Its Latest Success
A High Toned Burglar
A llotootiv Mrln-Drama.
High ( Inns ScclullcM and llliilrn(ed
Sonsrn net ween Act.
PRICKS Matinee. Me and 2c; even
ing, 10c. 20c and Sue.
- Seat sale at theater Dec. 2T. Phone
CONSULT DR. WALSH FIRST.
He is the old reliable specialist, established In Davenport 12 years. Dur
ing that time over flfty specialists have come here and remained from a
few weeks to a few years.. They took your money and left nothing but
broken promises. Dr. Walsh has remained here long enough to prove his
cures are permanent, for the people he cured. 12 years ago have remained
YOU CAN OT GET A SlJRE CURE ANY
, PLACE ELSE.
IJOIVT waste your time trying others, for you cannot get our treatment
at iny other place, as most of our appliances and treatments are the re
suits of our own study and Invention, and you cannot get the same re
sults without them.
SEE cur new Kipuntin Static; X-Ttny machine. It Is a wonder." We tise all
forins of electricity, vibration and violet, rays. Call and see a thoroughly
equipped lnslitut. Consultation, nsjiection and explanation free and
UK MEMBER, our treatment is the lsest and the cheapest. Don't payyour
money forinferir treatment when he surest is the cneapest. Our guar
antee Is backed by 12 years of succes right here in Davenport and thous
ands of cured and satisfied patients. Do business like a business man
go where you can get the best for our money It you are not sure. In
vestigate, and be sure you're right, hen ;;o ahead.
WOMEN suffering from nervous exhaustion, headache, backache, consti
pation, neuralgia, palpitation tit the heart, or any other disease peculiar
to the sex, should consult Dr. Walsh and get the benefit of his vast ex
perience. MEN, we cure blood disease, skin diseases,' urinary and bladder diseases,
hydrocele, nervous debility and special weakness, kidney, heart, liver,
stomach and Intestinal diseases. Varicocele removed in one treatment,
painless and bloodless. Keep your money In your pocket until you see it
Call or address Dr. 'Walsh or Chicago Medical Institute, 124 West Third
street (near Main street), Davenport. Inwa. Hours, 10 to 1! a. m., 2 to
4:30, and 1 io 8:30 p, m. Sundays from 10:10 to 12 a, in.
S. A. I.ewiuNnhn, Prop, and Mgr.
The People's Favorite Place of Amuse
ment. The Iteiunlmler of This Week.
Direct from the Empire Theater in
London, the Famous
Judge Dacoma and Judge
In theMost Sensational Act Before the
Alone vtltk' Oiir luiial Number ol
Splrsdiil Feature Attraction.
Ladies' Souvenir' Matinee Tomorrow.
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President. Vice' President Cashier. S
CENTRAL TRUST AND SAVINGS BANK.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Capital Stork, 9100,000. Four Per Cent latere Paid DeyMtta.
II. D. Mack, H. H. Cleaveland,
John Schafer, Mary E. Robinson,
M. S. Heagy, W. J. Sweeney,
II. B, Simmon, IL W. Tremann,
C. J. Larkln,
H. E. Curtis,
H. E. Ca steel,
L. D. Madge,
Estates and property of all kinds are managed by this department,
which is kept entirely separate from the banking business of the com
pany. We act as executor of and trustees under Wills, Administrator,
Guardian and Conservator of Estates.
Receiver and Assignee of Insolvent Estates. General Financial Agent
for Non-Residents, Women, Invalids, and others.
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W) Dearborn S, Chicago.
SG Ninth St.. Washington.
929 Chestnut SL, Philadelphia.
ROCK ISLAND SAVINGS BANK.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
laeoraorated Tader tbe State l.aw. 4 Per Oat laterest Pala'ea Draaatta,
Money Loaned on Personal, Collateral or Real Estate Security.
Phil Mitchell, President
II. P. Hull, Vice President
P. Greenawalt, Cashier.
Jl. IL Cable, P. Greenawalt.
William H. Dart, Phil Mitchell,
IL P. Hull, U Simon,
- E. W. Hurst, H. S. Cable.
Began the business July 2, 1870
and occnples S. E. corner of
Mitchell & Lynde building. Solicitors Jackson ft HursL
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