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--XiTii, ituciv swuJj"7niUL)S, TUESDAY, ' IJ JiUEMliEIt 21, lp09.
NO EXCUSE FOR
CRY ONCE PANIC
Weather Man Intervenes and
Provides Bountiful Fields
of the Crystal.
PREPARING FOR HARVEST
Mississippi Closed Dec. 20 First Time
in Six Years Cold Spell Out
of Ordinary Also.
Tlie continued cold of the last 10
i days lias resulted in some fine fields
i of Ice being formed and the Ice com
J panles of this city and Moline are lay
i ing out the fields and marking them
j for cutting and the actual work will In
j all probability begin next Monday. The
j fields belonging to the Union Ice &
i Coal company of this city, located on
Rock river several miles above Milan;
are in excellent shape, with the Ice
from eight to ten Inches thick. The
company also has extensive fields in
Moline and It will harvest In the neigh
borhood of 50,000 tons before taking a
rest If the weather will permit. This
will be stored In houses at Rock river,
In Medina and lm Silvia.
The Moline Channel Ice company
has its fields In Moline almost ready
for cutting and the houses for storage
have all been put in shape to receive
the Ice. The company will cut from
its fields as long as the ice lasts.
Early This Year.
The ice cutting will begin rather
! early this year compared with the be
ginnings for several years back. The
icold has resulted in a very good qua
! ity of ice. The main channel of the
: Mississippi is frozen over for the first
time this year. It has been practically
filled with floating ice ever since the
weather became cold, but the water
! kept it moving until Sunday night. Yes
terday it was solid from one bank to
the other and today it had become ev
en more so.
This is the first time the river has
, been closed by the 20th of December
since the severe weather that Rock Is
land experienced in the month of De
cember in 1903 when the waters bo
came congealed on the 17th of the
month or three da.ys earlier than thi.;.
However, during the years following
1M3 up to the present, with the single
exception of 1904 when the river was
frozen over on the 30th but began to
move again on the 31st the water kept
moving all dur'ng December.
I niiKualiy Cold AVtnther.
The present cold spell is the most
remarkable that has been observed at
the weather bureau in Davenport
since the December of 19-03. During
ihe first three weeks of this' month
there have been temperatures of zero
or below on six days, on the 8th it
was 2 below, on the 9th 2 below, on
the 17th zero, on the 18th 5 below, on
the 19th 3 below and yesterday 1 below.
In 1903, however, in December, there
was a cold spell earlier in the month
during which the minimum tempera
tures ranged from 1 to 15 degrees be
low from the 12th to the 15th inclu
sive. No Zero Weather In Iecember.
What makes this weather seem so
unusual is the fact that although tho
temperatures were lower in the year
1903, since then they have, with the
Bingle exception of one day In 1904, not
reached the zero mark. Or, in other
words, mo zero weather has been ex
perienced in December for four years
up to the present time. The last two
weeks have been further distinguished
by the fact that on only two days did
the thermometer rise to 35 degrees
above zero so that during this period
freezing temperatures prevailed almost
MRS. SAiTA CLAUS.
By ELLA E. BARNES.
Copyright, 19C9, by American Presa Asso-ciation.J
j-yrOR several years the proverbial
oiiiua uus nil ime ui-mu
s had visited our Christmas tree
to distribute the gifts and dis
pense his mirthful cheer. Last year
he could not come, aud as the age is
one of womanly achievement he asUed
permission to send his wife.
Of Mrs. Santa Claus we had all
heard, but none had seen her, and the
announcement of her coming provoked
great interest. Many were the queries
regarding her appearance, but none
could be answered. VA knock at the
door announced her arrival, and in
came tbe kind old lady, covered with
(cotton snowtlakes. rosy and animated
after her long journey, but radiant
with loving good cheer and affection
for all. She wore a long cloak of
bright red homespun (a real antique,
borrowed for the occasion) and a won
derful poke bonnet, an ancient calash,
trimmed with gleaming holly and
adorned with flowing strings of red
and green, ribbon. Upon her hands
were huge fur mittens, and beneatli
her cloak, which she threw back from
her shoulders, .we. saw her jspotless
Sterling ver Toilet
N A VAST ASSORTMENT
The Holiday display in this department has
never been so attractive nor so -extensive.
All new patterns from the most reliable man
ufacturers floral designs, raised figures,
hand etched and engraved nothing will
make a more suitable gift.
Sterling Silver puff jars, $2.00 to 56.00.
Sterling Silver Salve Jars, 50c to $2.50:
Sterling Silver Hand Mirrors, $S-00 to $16.50. ,
Sterling Silver Hair Brushes, $3.00 to $3.50.
! Sterling Silver Cloth Brushes, $1.50 to $6.50.
Sterling Silver Velvet Brushes, $1.74 to $3.50.
Perfume bottles, large size Colonial glass silver
deposit at $4.50 to $7.00, a very special number at
Manicure sets, cased from $3.50 to $12.50.
Men's Military sets at $5.00 to $9.00 pair.
Men's Toilet Combs, special values, at 50c and
L. E. WATERMAN'S GENUINE "IDEAL"
FOUNTAIN PENS all grades from finest stenogra
pher's to heavy stub points, plain chased sterling,
gold banded and non-breakable at $2.50 to $8.00.
Also the Genuine Fountain Pen Ink for 25c a
bottle, never clogs the ren, always fresh a Suitable
gift for man or woman. Every pen guaranteed by
OPERA GLASSES, the finest grde of genuine
"LeMaire" in 3 colors of pearl with heavy gilt
motmtings, perfect vision, owing to the delicate
lense perfectly fitted for all eyes, from $8.50 to
$25.00 " a pair.. With or without lorgnette attach
ment. JEWEL CASES. Good, attractive patterns for
gift buyers over 500 designs. 25c, 37c, 58c, SSc,
$1.00 up to $10.00 each, both in "Ormula" gold and
French gray silver and silk lined with lined tops.
QUADRUPLE PLATED TOILETWARE, 3-piece
(Comb, Brush and Mirror) cased in lined box, heavy
French nlate mirrorB, quality guaranteed at $4.50,
$6.r7'.."0. 18.50 and $9.50. MONOGRAM ED
FR ?F CHARGE.
GENTS' MILITARY SET, 2 brushes and comb in
lined case, at $5.50 to $8.00.
. OVER 200 DESIGNS IN LADIES' DRESSER
CLOCKS, goldfinish, from $1.50 to $5.00, best of
movements and fully guaranteed.
HITS STREET CAR
Horse's Neck Is Broken in Col
lision on Fort Arm
MOTORMAN CUT BY GLASS
Animal Killed Valued at $200, and
Belonged to Davenport Ex
A Davenport express team running
madly along Fort Armstrong avenue,
on Rock Island arsenal, last evening
about 5 o'clock, dashed into a Bridge
line car and one of the animals was
killed Instantly by the force of the
The team belonged to Alderman
Theodore Bargholz, who conducts an
express and transfer business in Dav
enport. Bert Wright had been In
charge of the team. At the time of the
accident he was not oa the wagon.
Carl Meyer, motorman on the car,
saw the team approaching and stopped
the car. The team hit the front end
of the car, smashed the glass and
broke the corner post. The motorman
was painfully cut by the flying glass.
The neck of one of the horses was
broken. The car at the time of the ac
cident was midway between the gov
ernment bridge and the turn south on
Fort Armstrong avenue, headed to
ward Rock Island.
Wright showed up on the scene
shortly after the collision and led the
horse to the barn. The animal that
was killed was valued at $200. Wright
made no explanation of the accident,
and failed to appear for work today.
CARS IN SAFETY STOPS
Ixng View Continues Operating to
the Eastern Terminus.
There appears to have been a mis
understanding between Mayor McCas
krin and the Tri-City Railway company
in reference to safety stops on the
Long View line during the coasting
season. The company did not take It
that the mayor meant that the cars on
the line should make Twenty-second
street the eastern terminus. The ordar
for a safety stop at Seventeenth street
and Eleventh avenue, is being observed
and the same precaution is taken at
Twenty-second street. The cars con
tinue to run to Twenty-fifth on Ninth
avenue. The public should not be in
convenienced in such a matter. All
danger of reeptition of the accident of
Sunday night would be avoided by a
safety stop at (he streets where the
line intersects the paths of the coast
L. S. McCabe & Co.
Rock Island, 111.
crossed' kerohief and a wonderful
lawn apron with green sprigged bor
der. These she was pleased to exhibit
to the ladies, for she took a womanly
pride in her dress, although she con
fessed that the styles. did not change
very often at the north pole, and, any
way, she was too busy to think of
Afer a short rest, through which she
rather gasped her Christmas saluta
tions, she stood to make a short speech
j before beginning ber gracious labor of
I distributing the gifts from the laden
I She said !n part: "Ever since I mar-
ried Mr. Santa Claus. over 150 years
ago. I've tried to be a real helpmeet
to him. But I've never gone aronnd
I to entertainments before. I've done
! the work in tbe background, so to
speak, as a good wife should. How
ever, this year Santa's been dreadfully
overworked. Why, just think of all
those Philippine children added to the
American list not so long ago. not to
speak of the Alaskans and others.
Then there's that bothersome crowd
at Panama. So Santa said to me. real
coaxing: 'Hannah.' he said, 'this year
I'll have to ask you to help me out by
going once before the public. There's
a tree I've always attended, bat I can t
possibly get there this year. I'll send
the presents as usual, but you go down
for me, won't you, and distribute them
for me? A great many ladles speak in
public these days, and you needn't be
afraid.' So. though I'm bashful, I'm
here, and please excuse any mistakes
I may make. Santa sent his love and
best wishes, and I've brought you each
a polar snowball as a kind of curiosity.
I picked them up just before 1 stared
out. They're In my bag here. Thin
bag was one of my wedding presents,
and ! carried it on our first journey.
Of course it's old. but I think so much
of it I'd never give it up. See the let
ters on it II. S. C. They stand for
nannah Santa Clans. 'Twas the first
monogram I ever had."
The old lady proudly exhibited her
old fashioned sole leather satchel and
from its capacious depths distributed
the polar snowballs. These were form
ed of white cotton, and each when un
wrapped was found to contain a tiny
numbered star. The gifts upon the
tree had beeu previously numbered,
and the snowball indicated to each per
son the gift to be received. Mrs. Santa
Claus herself gave the presents and
kept the company amused by her com
ments upon the beauty and usefulness
of the various articles.
The evening was one of great pleas
ure and merriment. At its close Mrs.
Santa Claus was invited to come again;
but. while she thanked the ladies for
their kind thoughts, she said, "I'll have
to see what Mr. Santa Onus says, tat
I always do exactly as he wishes."
Many persons find themselves af
fected with a persistent cough after
an attack of influenza. As this cough
can be promptly cured by the ubo of
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, it
should not be allowed to run on until
ft becomes troublesome. Sold by all
sinWO hours in
is worth 4 in the
afternoon or even
ing. Shop in the
morning if possible.
' 111 III! I
-rock: island. ijjL,;jffj&?n&s2e?
S. & H. Green Trading Stamps Free on Every Cash Purchase
nf.JL cn Well
equips to serve
show y aso varied
collect 'of beau
tiful gift or Christ-
mas a.a ii iu"";
Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1909.
L. S. McCabe & Company
There are styles in handker
chiefs as in everything else and
the women who would be up-to-date,
desires at least a few of
these novelties each season.
Ihere never, before was such
a rage for something pretty and
new and the raids on our hand
kerchief section has kept the
wires, hot with telegrams for
duplicates and for anything
When you receive a gift with
the mark of this store on it you
will know that the giver meant
not alone to give quality, but to
compliment you with the know
ledge that he chose the best,
this confidence n quality adds
pleasure to both giver and re
ceiver. Ample stocks and prompt, ef
Gift buying a pleasure. You've
heard both men and women say
how "they dreaded Christmas
shopping." This Etore has made
gift buying a pleasure instead of
a burden. Prompt service, guar
anteed quality, always the best
for your money, brings satisfac
tion, repose and pleasure.
Some, of the Rarest Bargains in Our Book Department
Have Come Just in Time for the Last Few Days
sets of Standard
Authors we are sell
ing at one-third ''and
one-quarter real val
ue are easily the book
sensation of the season. A
very fortunate back order
shipment we had about
given up has just come
in, making the assort
men good for a day or so.
Kipling, Siakespeare, Gibbon,
Hume, Alnsworth, Burns, Eliot,
Thackary, Dickens, Balzac,
Melding, Smollett, Stevenson,
Duneas, Hugo and other such
famous names you will want inr
your library at 1-3 to 1-4 real
Popular Books, such as "Bculah," "Dolly, a Mev pid
Fashioned Girl," "Ivanhoe," "Lamp Lighter," etc. anc'.ppets
like Longfellow, Whittier, Tennyson, etc., beautifully ifcnd
and boxed, regular AO
$1.00 books at
Complete and Unabridged Poems of Whittier, Longf'.!ow
and Lowell at half "
real value OC
Castlemon's Splendid Boys' Stories, The Motor Boys ink
L other popular 50c Q O
boys books J
Boys of '61 by Charles Carleton Coffen
Harrison Fisher's "Dream of Fair Women," the original
$2.45 edition, (t 4 ff
Hundreds of Children's bright pretty picture and story
ran'r-.r.'rr.-....: 5c& toe
For Those Who Want to Buy Wearing Apparel for Gifts
Some Samples of Great Values To Be Had in
One more chance at those
mill lengths of 40-inch madras
shirtings and waistings in
white grounds with neat black
and colored figures and stripes,
lengths run from 2 to 10 yards,
sell regularly for 25c a yard.
While 1,000 yards last, a yard
All Wool Waistings,
19c a yard
500 yards of plain and fancy
all wool waistings in dark and
lignt colors, sucn as old rose,
reseda green, Alice blue, brown,
gray check and stripes, etc.,
worth up to 40c a yard, at per
at Small Cost, Here Are
Wool Plaids at 39c
A lot of wool plaid BuiUngs
and waistings in a gool collec
tion of dark and light colors,
from 27 to 44 inches wide. Just
the thing for children's dreses.
tklrts, shirtwaists, etc.. have
sold as high as 75c a yird, all
at a yard, 39c.
For Before Christ
A hundred, more or
less, coats in the very
latest models. Values
up to $25, at $10 each.
Cold weather, you
know everybody keeps
warm and help your
self to a coat, or give
someone else a hand
some gift one
at only .
We will deliver fur
niture the day before
Christmas if desired.
Useful Gifts For the Home
TURKISH ROCKERS, Luxuriously upholstered in gen
uine leather, $20.00 to $40.00.
SLEEPY-HOLLOW -CHAIRS and rockers, genuine
leather, $15.00 to $25.00.
LARGE EASY CHAIRS and rockers, genuine and chase
leathers, $3.50 to $25.00.
UTILITY BOXES, 44 inches long covered with fine Jap
anese Matting, $5.50 values, $3.97.
SHIRT WAIST AND SKIRT BOXES, covered with
Japanese matting, $2.98 to $10.00.
MAPLE COSTUMERS, 5 feet high with 6 hangers, 50c.
BURNT WOOD extension book racks, for library table,
CATHEDRAL CHIMES and dinner calls, $1.95 to $5.00.
MACEY AND GUNN ELASTIC BOOK CASES, most
convenient, practical and artistic, per section, $2.00 to $7.50.
27 PATTERNS LADIES' WRITING DESKS, splendid
quartered soak desks, with large drawer, down to $4.95 and
others at all prices up to $16.50.
MUSIC CABINETS, oak, mahogany and Circassian wal
nut, $6.50 to $15.00.
Slippers for all the
MEN'S ROMEO SLIPPERS,
turned soles, sensible toe3,
Opera and Everett Slippers,
plendld values, $1.00 to $2.50.
WOMEN'S FANCY FELT
SLIPPERS and Juliets, good va
riety to choose from, 89c up to
Come here for Overshoes,
Rubbers, Leggins and all
kinds of warm winter footwear.
Silk Umbrellas Are a
Much Favored Gift
You can speedily make a se
lection when you see the beau
tiful Umbrellas shown here.
Special handles for men and
women, ivory, stag-horn, cape
horm imported boxwood and
furz, pearl, gun metal and the
other choice and desirable ones
are all here mounted with ster
ling silver and best rolled gold
plate, these are the handsomest
umbrellas we have ever shown.
Silk Umbrellas for
men. women .and
children $1.00 to
cr v -'i Buunu,
Sharp Specials in Holiday Notions
TtMiitiful Rack Combs, stud
ded with rhinestones, the latest
styles worth $5.00 to $7.50, at
$3.75 and $2.25.
Those Dainty Holly Brooches,
the 75c ones at 39c and the 50c
ones, 25c. ,
Some of the latest fancy belt
ings and buckles, made into
belt.", boxed complete. $1.50 to
$2.50, worth for $1.00. Nice
Those delightful Colgate per
fumes in pretty boxes Thurs
day and Friday, 19c
No present more ap
preciated. For the last
days we mention:
Hudson Lynx, handsome
shawl with rug muff, $25.00.
Separate shawls and
scarfs, $8.75 to $16.50.
" Large fancy shawl, $11.75
Satin lined throws, $6.75
Large pillow muffs, $9.50
Plain and fancy scarfs,
$5.00 to $28.00.
Shawls and Russian
capes, $16.50 to $37.50.
Plain and fancy muffs,
$9.50 to $30.00.
Throws and scarfs, $1.50
Shawls, fancy shapes,
$2.95 to $6.75.
Pillow and rug muffs,
$3.75 to $7.50.
The Straight 20
per cent discount
On all fur coats is at-
The saving is worth
while, don't you
Some Christmas Specials
Men's silk bow ties all new
Men's fancy Suspenders In gift
Fancy Socks for young men,
broken lots cf 30c lines, chooee
quick at 25c.
Mill seconds, Bed Blankets,
$3.75 Wool Blankets, a pair.
: .t i
DRIVE WOMAN OUT
Baroness Vaughan, Consort of
.Late King Leopold, Sent
TAKES MUCH PROPERTY
When She Goes Princess Louise Re
turns, Family Peace Having
Been Patched Up.
Brussels, Dec. 21. Baroness
Vaughan, whom Leopold made his
queen in fact, If not in name, quietly
left Belgium yesterday, her reign
ended, heF power collapsed, accept
ing the hint of the government that
if she did not depart voluntarily she.
would be expelled from the country.
The baroness packed up those
magnificent furnishings of her cha
teau which were the personal gifts
of King Leopold and forwarded them
across the frontier. She herself took
a train for France.
To the Belgians this good looking
young woman, with brown hair and
gleaming black eyes, always has
been a great mystery, but they have
accepted her like they have the other
whims of the determined and self
willed king. They have thought for
years of her residence beside the
king's, of the famous floral bridge
linking the two domains. They have
discussed with unconcern her abso
lute dominion over the king's private
nnrnt NnmlDg Her Queen.
Yet, now, with the king dead, they
have been driven to deep resentment
that as the king's body was borne
through the streets and was lying in
state at the palace, her photo was
exhibited and sold in the Brussels
thoroughfares and her name shouted
out by hawkers as "Caroline the
In spite of dispatches from Italy
and' other countries, asserting that
King Leopold and Baroness Vaughan
had been married according to the
rites of the church, the king's per
sonal friends persist in their disbe
lief of this while they characterize
the stories) of a civil union as pure
nonsense. They say that Leopold,
whatever his faults in private life,
never would have destroyed the of
ficial dignity of the kingdom.
Exiled Roj-al Family Reunited.
Prince Albert's happy plan to re
unite the exiled and separated fam
ily was fulfilled yesterday. .As Bar-
onesa Vaughan passed out forever
from Belgian life. Princess Louise
triumphantly entered the city . and
was officially greeted at the station
and acclaimed by the people. She
was conducted with royal honors to
the Chateau Belvedere, which hence
forth will be her official home.
Lewis' single binder, the famous
Btralght 5-cent cigar annnal sale 9,
000,000. ; i
$100 Reward, $100.
The readers of this paper will be
pleased to learn that there is at least j
one dreaded disease tnat science haa
been able to cure in all its stages, and
that 13 catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure is
the only positive cure now known to
the medical fraternity. Catarrh being
a constitutional disease, requires a
constitutional treatment. Hall's Ca
tarrh Cure is taken internally, acting
directly upon the blood and mucous
surfaces of the system, thereby de
stroying the foundation of the disease,
and giving the patient strength - by
building up the constitution and assist
ing nature in doing its work. The pro
prietors have so much faith in Its cur
ative powers that they offer one hun
dred dollars for any case that it fails
to cure. Send for list of testimonials.
Address F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo,
Sold by all druggists. 75 cents.
Take Hall- Family Pills for constipation.
Our Annual Exhibit of
All of the coming week. There
are many new subjects in the
line this season. Call and Eee
Diaries for 1910,
g 1730 Third Avenue. S