Newspaper Page Text
a.i. ttali week. betruinlnjr on Mondty a.
m Every so trimmed wool felt Bat In
our bonne (snd have lota of them) go
,Ube following prices:
MondaV. TO"' choice
Ami Saturday what there are left all
o t 95 rent
We have j"at purolind from a land
ing bit manufacturer over 30 (It ecu of
ibr cnolrrat. latest and best shapes and
color. Incliidin blacks. These added
in tse l"f" ,Kk w ,r1y bd lo etore
B,s, ih saaoitmeat simply incompara
rJe K-n,,n bor K non "eenfed
This inr.luriv " boe estra quality Urge
Id list. ,ni1 " ' ,h" '',rle, shapes
la lb market ,or both lailies. Misses and
p,,0't wait until Saturday, at many
of the beat shapes can not last that long.
Anil are prepared to quote a lot of the lowest prirea we have ever named on all
diw of naiidard and miscellaneous, story and children's hooka, pnema. noTeti and
g.n bonks. A lot of standard acta at 11 and 13 regular book store prices.
I7ta. 1714. 1718. 1719. 1720 and 1723 Hbcohd Athw, Roca Isand.
Common Grades 3J rents
Plain Gi t 4 cents.
Embossed Gilts 10 to 15 rents.
Borders from Jc to 4 cents per yard.
WW have decided to go out of the Wall Taper trade entirely
and wish to closs oat the stock.
KINGSBURY & SON,
1705 Secend Avenne.
To 1725 Second Avenue,
NVxt Door lo Cranipton's I3ookstoro.
t-Jf Hit iuMic is cordially invited to inspect our
fine-t west of Chicago without any exception.
OVER THE RIVER,
(OR. OP BRADY AND SECOND ST.,
THEY WILL DISCOUNT ANYBODY'S PRICES ON-
OOTS and SHOES
OF ALL KINDS,
,ud pay your way over and back besides. THY THEM.
13PA11 Goods as represented, or money refunded.
The Davenport Shoe Co.,
CUR. BRADY AND SECOND,
Geo. W. D. Harris,
Real Estate and Insurance,
t9 Seventeenth St.. under Commercial
$WTr class lasaraac at lowest rata.
Tba following ara among
As elegant nropertT oa Twenty-third s'rrat ;
Isrgs bouse wlib all modern Improvement.; wltb
Sue lot I. I ISO.
tJt will Sot s food borne of elb' room., food
-liar, erell. rl.t-n. barn end Sue Kit Suxlfta. la
'4 tb. beat Lelgbburboous on Koorlb avenue.
A I rye brk-fe ru.H and lot, nlc.lv located oa
Fuurtb avenue fur a reeidem a or bu.ms. pro
tnjr A food bonM of tilaa room, f kh! cr!lar, wrll
an.1 1 i.i.rn food lot aaC bara, wall located on
Tbtrd a..ona. ebaap.
'I wo ud raatlaa .tons well located oa Third
A rood pajrtDbnstBCa pnpsrtT ncartha C, R.
lap. pM..B(.r depot.
or au arfM, wltb good Improv.ments. on the
Tvsav. . Af. 4 :j
5 1! ill xmm m
Wall Paper, Curtains
AND ROOM MOULDINGS,
No. 1401 Second Avenne.
On Tueaday a. m., at 9 o'clock aharp
will place the following bargains on aale:
80U cocoa door mata at 25c each.
20 plecea good brown muslin 8s.
20 pieces bleached muslin 8c.
1 bale each better, brown and bleach'
ed mualin, 5a pr yard each.
1 can. (480 yard) double width
sheeting at 12c per yd.
White domestic ftannels 6r per yd.
Another email lot of those dress and
trimming pi tithes at 25o. One lot splen
did quality, 19 inch plush at Sc a yard.
inote the winin and price )
Still left a small lot of those S3 inch
pin head check drrss goods at 18Je per yd.
Q'liw a Iffrge lot of double fold dress
Bannels in mmures at 19)2.
Our holiday book stock is
'"Tit u -:-i4'
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
the many bargains offered:
Two of the lint it lo In Dodg.'t addition, cb.ap
If t.lt.n auoo.
A trie larm nf isnacrr., rood hon. right room,
largr barn, frrain r and M nwifiil bind inc. nrrb
ari. rnnmng water, hedge fence, etc.. In Itoral
Onlyafewof Iboe. line lot. left In Miller',
1 n nice high and dry lnm In Howard's addition,
on H7lb street, rheau if tab' a soon.
A gid romer lot roneenient to lower fartorles.
A nlrr dwelling wltnone half acre of laud near
the Milan .tree! car.
A aood lot . a the bluff In Rodman', snb-dlvis-lon.
S-MKl will bnv s fins H sore lot Just ontsido city
linlta. on b nS
A good paving comer propertr on Third avenna.
THE AMERICAN FESTIVAL
Rock I.land Has Much to te
A SatUnal Hallway a Ferallar laeal
wrtaaea Tfcia Yaar.-Haw ic Win
Thanksgiving day la sufficient wswer
me cnaree that Americana hne no
sentiment. It la unique among all the
nonaayi qr the world for tender and
grateful ideality. And it is not the Iso.
lated creature of one ezceotional sdIHi.
It baa had a alow growth, anriurec by the
genius of tba American people. From
the austere slay of religions won hip In
stituted by the Puritana baa de eloped
this warm, cheery holiday, with its faml -ly
reunions, its crowded enteriai iroenia.
its monumental sacrifices of Turkey and
mince pie. Religion, mirth and family
affection are mingled la one delicious
The original Thanksgiving day would
never have spread beyond New E ngland,
butaa iu scope became broadeied and
it tone softened, its possibilities i f pleas
ure became appreciated farther tnd far
ther away from iu original home. It haa
epreed onward until it challenger the au
premecy of Cbriatmas in the soul i and of
the Fourth of July In the weal. i is dis
tinctively national, for it Is knowa every,
where within the American borders, and
TbankHKivinK day WM ,ong tj(m (n
I ins ibrlf wtal.liJ.ed. It Is not an t xeiusive
ly American affair, ami a not niiural'T
ohwrve,l la tue. t m,a .Hjth ti mm
war; l.ut to New EnKland it way l. sai.l to
date from tbe u:i.l,lle of the 8,., enUwnth
century. Over S.OUO yean ago ?d.e in
atnicted tha Israrlitea to keep a f t nf tar
they got estblihe. in the Holy La:iJ Xliey
.ailed it the Feast of the Tabarn.u le, an.l
for eiKbt day, following tba clone o' harvest,
lliey dwelt in liw.ths male cuiefh of tie. ii
boiiKhi and fi-aMl on com, wine, cil an.)
fruit. In thecourseof Umeasplen.liJ i ituai
for this feast was developed, iuciudiux much
siugiug in responsive choruties. tf.intbat
later the Greeks hold a nine .! feast of
similar character, in which i,,.. .
lowed to take part, and all crimiiujs excei.t
uiui uui ei. i no lUNiiana nad a similar tnut
in honor of Cere, goddess of grain
The Saxons bad a "Harvest Hi me," and
after them the Euclinh. which f t,,-i ...
observed in a aort of way in some of the
American colouies. In the year lCJl the Til
BTim Fatht n tried to celebrate it, tut it was
rather a gloomy affair. In HIS afhiploa.le.1
"'" !" iion iunr.1 toamveanO Uoverimr
Bradford aoooinUul a .lav ,.r
J - uiiumiKMUII,
faxtins and prayer, but the expx-ted fchip
arrived ami so they made it a day of thanks
giving. Ninety Indians, beaded by Ch ef Muska
solt. took nart. In ll'Lll tlu. Pnr.t. .. ... .
- ' . mt vu,
of provisions, and Feb. 9 was nam xl as a duy
of fasting and prayer. As in the rther case,
the .hip arrive. 1. and thev ha. I a f-.,t in.in.,1
June 15, liw;T, there was a geueral service iu
au i lie cnurcues or .ew Knglai d to give
thanks for the great victory at Frt Mystic
over tbe Pequou, and on the lAh f October
folloaitig a ircneraliiervii-eand f. i.. i. ...... -
of -ace and the settling of son. religions
.rairii-mm r.inj years later lio -ernor All
lros ordered the im.i.Ia t.. inv. i.....i. AH
tirt day of December; but they hated An
tlr.M and did uot thnnk worth a wt. Sor
eral ivrsons were arretted for ti-eating the
laiuiiuiu mm contempt, out tills struck
tbe home authorities as ra i her In, irr....,
til!- condui-t w as disapproved.
ThHtutii-r TbauksKiviug was pretty gen-
el'MJiV 4llwe-Ve.l 111 all PnirUtJ 1 ..V..
.- ' inr aiaiin
-ettl.sl by her. the governor naming the day.
.j-... h ,. n-iiiigioii revommeiin -t to ron
gress the nuuiing of a national lar in irvi
lor the aii,ri,tlitn of Ih. ,,.,, i.
was done, and TL .tup ....n....!.
TInl 111 I TUT. II,. ..r. J .!,.. .. ' .... .
- --. - ... ...i.p uirwmi
James Madison appears to hav issued the
riiit I ... i .. ..
... i" u . pivA-mnuauou on tnesubject,
in IM-X la honor of tbe return of ,-e
1-orty-eighl years passed before lresiden.
Lincoln Uaued the aecuod one. in 1 5li Since
then every president has follow 1 the cus-
' i' w a im wauonauy tioservea al
LOCAL SIOSIFICASCI .
In Rock Island the festival which oc
curs tomorrow will be genets ly and fl t-
ungiy ODserveiL Business w II be cen-
eraily suspended, after noon at leat. In
the morning the protestat.t English
apeaking churches will unite in a service
at the First Baptiat, where lte. A. B.
sieiurum will preach. There will also be
aervicea at Trinity church. The post-
omce wi.i be closed after Ham. and all
city and county offices will suspend
mrougn tne aav. in tbe war or amuse
ments the Kock Island roller rink will be
open and tbe Turner fair wil be Inaug
urated at 1 urner hall, while tbe poultry
show will be la progress at Armory hall.
As a city, Kock Island has much to be
grateful for this year. That ka should be
For the era of progress tl at has de
scended upon us.
For the wonderful street Improvements
tbat have been carried out and that have
been ordered for another set son.
For tbe new system of sidewalks.
For the Improved street cir facilities.
For the beautifying of Union and
r or tbe great and extensive building
Fur the outlook for the Hennepin
For the bright prospects for the rail
For the large measure of general good
that haa been accomplished and is being
accomplished throughout '.be city and
through the combined effor .a of the en
terprising members of tbe Improvement
association and tbe publib spirited repre
sentatives of the city constituting the
25 W O Marshall lo U B Spoor, lots
5 and S, block X5, . Brig barn's ad, (tor
dova. I UK).
John Boruff to Toon as Werry, r.
nw4. 33. IS. 5w, fSOtl.
26 Estate of Arthur P Roberts
Final account of adminisfator tiled, and
order niai approving aviie by Dec. 21
pros, and tbat administra or notify heirs
by three weeks' publicatit n. etc.
Estate of Peter Hay. Inventory filed
Estate of Cbas F Atkinson. Answer
of executors to petition o E B Atkinson,
one of legateea, filed.
LICKS BED TO KD.
25 Martin Armholt, Anna R Rlotz,
26 Michael Heber, llarbara Stoble,
Taylor Ridge; WUliam II Fidlar, Bessie
S Altmsn, Davenport.
27 Frank L Wake. Nettie E Beal.
Zuma; Frank A Bonandi-r. A I tell. Kan..
Hedda L Valentine, Holme: Frank O
Adelquist, Hilma S Cb.ilrren, Davenport;
Lawrence K Eibl, Jr., Ktvil Sipe. Rock
Island; John Fedell, M.nnie Anderson,
John A Kittilsen, Tina M Bcblueter,
The Taraer Fair.
Tbe long-planned and long looked for
fair to be given under the auspices of
the Rock Islsnd Turner society at Tur
ner ball opens tomorrow afternoon, the
purpose of the exhibit having been fully
set forth aa being to liquidate
tbe society's debt, and improv
ing tbe gymnasium. A large number of
valuable articles have been donated.
which will be on exhibition and sale at
the fair. These include a wagon from
the Moiine Wa'on con pany, three plush
cloaks, a allk diess, a gentleman's over
coat, 'boy's full suit, several rocking
chain etc The price of admission will
be tea cents to all. f eaaon tickets will
be acjd for f 1, which a 111 admit two per
sons, and entitle them 10 one chance In a
drawing for $30 In cash. A Una oppor
tunity will thus be alio ded to select hol
iday goods at reasonabl s prices. The fair
ill continue until Dec. 1.
THE BOCK ISLAND
Mrhee! kliareai atllleel With the
lea at CenmiOratlea rer the I
fertwwate latereatlag Thankaglv-
This has been a day of thought and
consideration for the poor in several of
tbe Rock Island public schools. In
building No. 6, Miss Anna Kirkpatrick,
principal, this was particularly true. The
children were advised to bring whatever
they could in the way of provisions and
vegetables and the donations were liberal
and in exceedingly good taste. Over tbe
table oa which they were placed bung in
large letters the inscription painted by
Louie Ullemeyer, a pupil, "Remember
Miss Kirkpatrick's and Miss Requa's
rooms united in tbe presentation of the
Song "Thanksgiving." b7 the school;
reading "Origin of Thanksgiving," by
Bertha Johnson; recitation "First
Thanksgiving Proclamation," Harry
Coyne; reading of President Harrison's
proclamation by Henry Mueaster; song
"Love Each Other." by the school;
Thanksgiving exercises by six girls
Annie Biehl. Tillie Donald, Jessie Bagley,
Emma Bebrens, Eva Eckbart, Nettie
Fluegel; recitation "Our Thanksgiving."
by Lena Fredericksen; recitation "Va
cation." by Herbert Cook; song "Work,
for the Time is Fleeting," school ; dia
logue "Gossiping." by four girls Dora
Berkson, Msggte Oblweiler, Lena Poehl
man, Einelia Lamp; song "Morning
Echoes." by the scbcol.
Then followed an entertainment enti
tled: "Mra Jarley's Wax Figures." "Mrs.
Jarley,"Urace Bromley; "Chinese Giant,"
Willie Huber; "Female Dwarf," Augusta
Henrlcksen; "The Murderess." Tillie Don
aid; "Cant. Kidd," Leroy Shaw; "Mrs.
Winslow." Emms Flebig; "Blue Beard
and Victim." Clifford Yerbury. Annie
Cronbolm; "Mermaid." May Pratt-
The other exercises were:
"The Boy of tbe Burning Deck," by
Robert Boggess; "the Siamese Twins,"by
Leonard Totten and Fred Coyne; "Lord
Byron." by Fred Sauerraan; A Song,
"Good Night," by the school.
Tbe pupils, under tbe direction of
Misses Bowen and Witherspoon, united
in the following exercises:
Song "America," by the school; dia
logue "Welcome,"Carrie Pratt and Rob
ert Auld; recitation "Tbe First Thanks
giving." Cora Bagley; recitation "Isn't
God Upon tbe Ocean Just the Same
ss on the Landf" by Susie Lee;
recitation "The First Letter." by
Florence Tanner; song "MorniDg
Echoes." by the school; recitation
Thanksgiving Odes, by Maggie Sbean:
recitation "The Small Boy in High
Clover," by Philip Wells; recitation-
"Thanksgiving Day," by Etta Tanner;
recitation "Curfew." by Cora Darling;
recitation "In Mischief." byDelisCook:
song "Ever Be Singing," by tbe school;
recitation "Thanksgiving," by Carrie
fratt ; dialogue "Play and Patriotism."
y Jennie Guthrie, Edna Davis. Eva
Luckenbill, Fannie Ranson, Thomas
iSlrocble, Axel Erickson, Bennle Iglehart.
John McCarthy, Rena Helpcnstell. John
Kramer. Moms Wilcher; recitation "The
Tired Foot." by Eddie Corken; reading
"An Order for a Picture," by Clara John
son; recitation "Which Loved Best."
by Emma Blomqnist; recitation "Be
Glad and Thankful." bv Louie Sutton;
song "Come Awsy." by the school; re
citation "If I Were a Princess," by
Edith Johnston; recitation "To Daisy,"
by Etta Tanner; song "Farewell," by
At building No 4 the young ladies
brought nop corn and candy and the
young gentlemen purchased r,f thorn, the
proceeds being devoted to the adornment
of the school.
Many from Rock Island attended the
Ludwig musical entertainment given at
the Burtis, Davenport, last night, under
the auspices of the A. O. II. It proved
a delightful event to the lovers of art and
accomplishment in music.
Tonight "The Dear Irish Boy" is to be
presented at Harper's theatre. The New
York Evening Xaog says:
"Tbe Dear Irish Boy," which was pre
sented at tbe Windsor theatre last evens
mg. scored a bit. As its title indicates,
it la Irish, and although not new in story
nor construction. It is so cleverly treated
tbat lack of novelty ia no drawback to
its success. Aside from tbe dramatic
features in characters, scenes and climaxes
and very excellent dialogue, there is
dancing, ainging, bag-pipe playing, etc..
to illustrate the customs of the country,
all of which was done skillfully and in
keeping with the incidents of the drama.
Dan McCarthy as Teddy O Neil was ad
mirable, and aang and danced as well as
be acted and pleased everyone by his win
ning personality and ability. Gus. Rey
nolds, one of tbe best actors of Irish psrts
in the country, was amusing and detesta
ble as the villain, and won deserved ap
plause for his good acting. "Tbe Dear
Irish Bey" will no doubt crowd tbe Wind
sor all week despite the hot weather.
Friday evening we are to have McCabe
& Young's colored operatic minstrels.
Tbe New Orleans Picayune thus compli
ments tbe entertainment:
Tbe only new bill in the amusement
line offered laat night waa at Faranta's
theatre, where McCabe & Young'a col
ored minstrels put in an appearance.
There waa a large audience present, and
a show on tbe stage that pleased every
body. These- minstrels in merit come
well op to tbe old Georgia minstrels. All
tbe performers are of colored race.
Among them are many good singers.good
musicians and comedians. Billy Young,
end man, and one of the proprietors, has
a floe voice, and is a comedian with fine
methods. John Brewer, saving bis
month, is tbe equal in every way of the
famous but head-swollen Billy Kerssnds.
Billy Wisdom does some clever imita
lions. Master McCabe ia a fine dancer.
If audiences like the real negro minstrel
entertainments, tbey can see them at
Faranta's tbis week.
Manager Steel bas made a splendid
booking in Geo. Wilson's great minstrels,
formerly Barlow, Wilson &. Rankins, for
Mr. Latcbaw, In tbe Kansas City (Mo.)
Timet, of Nov. 15tb ssys:
Geo. Wilson and his minstrels de
lighted one of tbe lsrgest audiences of
the season at tba Midland theatre last
night. He brings with him a splendid
company, plenty of new jokes, numerous
new songs, beautiful scenery and cos
tumes. Tbe stage drapery in tbe first part
was much admired, being of costly ma
terial and artistically bung.
Wilson is tbe same old minstrel who
has delighted thousands of people in
years past by bis quaint style and origin
ality. He ably assisted by Lew Bene
dict. It Is a nice clean minstrel per
formanca that doea not drtz. and pre
sents 250 laughs in 11 minutes.
All lovers of roller skating will be
pleased to know tbat the rink will be open
tomorrow for ail those who wish to In
dulge !b that favorite pastime. The rink
has been thoroughly renovated and is
now in splendid condition for skating.
Reveries of bachelors used to contain
an alloy of painful anticipation, on ac
count of sleepless nights with tbe pros
pective baby, but Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup
bas made au thai pari a joy forever.
Waathr f areeaat.
V. a. Siskai. Orvics. i
WaahiafioB, D. CNov.ST. f
For the next ls4 bourn for Illinois
ARGUB. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27,
HIGH PRICED POULTRY.
Tbe Exhibition at Armory Hall a
The Rweepatakea Cap amd Whs Helde
It The Xansber af .Entries -The
Jadcea MensMhiax at Interest ta
The entries for the third annual exhi
bition of the Northwestern Illinois Poul
try association at Armory ball are about
all in, 496 being enrolled. The lsrgest
contributors are F. M. Munffer. of
DeEalb, 111., eighty birds, D. G. White.
Rock Island, fifty-two, W. E
Hilton, Rock Islsnd, thirty-three; n. F.
Drury, Galesbarg. twenty-seven. Mr.
Munger holds the silver swecpstske
cup, awarded a year ago to the ex
hibitor showing the five highest scor
ing birds of any variety, and which
must be won three times in succes
sion before it becomes tbo property of
tbe winner. The cup is on hand. The
judges. F. H . Shellabarger, of Letts.
Iowa, and Theo. Hewes. of Trenton,
Mo., are busily engaged scoring.
The following is tbe last of entries
made since yesterday's report:
F, F. Rowe, Geneseo, nine light Brahs
J. M. Brjon, Geneseo. eighteen Ply
John A. Noftsker. Rock Island two
W. C. Deem, Genesee, six Prirld7
Cochins, five white Cochins, three games.
ieonra nice, Davenport, nine Golden
Rev. John Hughes. Table Grove. III..
five white Plymouth Rocks, nine buff
Cochins, two barred Plymouth Ricks.
John Cole. Elmore. III., four white
Wyhndottes, eight Langshans.
F. M. Munger. Dt Kalb. Ill- t went v.
four barred Plymouth Rocks, ten while
Plymouth Ro-jks, two silver Wyandottes,
ten white Leghorns, eighteen brown Leg
horns, eight bronze turkeys.
J. H. Brown, Princeton. Ill . ten Plvs
C. F. Johnson, Galesburg. fourteen
white Leghorns, four barred Plymouth
Rocks, four white Plymouth Rocks.
Ed. Norman, Davenport, pair duck
Arthur Burrall. Rock Inland, six Lee-
Henry Hendren. Rock Island, eitrht
Herman C. Goettsch. Davenix.rt. io-hi
Gus. Hanann. DavenDort. nair whim
faced black Spanish.
Henry Thode, Rock Island, seven
KAISISO FASCV POULTRY.
"The man who goes inlo fancv Doullrv
raising must do so with one or two pur
poses, and must abide by tbe result,"
said Morgan Bates, editor of the Ameri
can Poultry Journal. "If be make it an
avocation he must be willing to look
upon it as a labor of love, without re
garding it a financial investment, taking
profit or loss with equanimity, or he
must go into it as a business, devoting
his entire lime to it, and raise fowls for
the market. There is a promising field.
There is money in it when properly
handled. It is safe to say that a man
can make, on an investment of 1 1,000 in
fowls.Sl a piece per year. For the amount
of capital put into it that is a good res
turn. Th re is no danger of overstock
ing the market, cither in 'broilers'
meaning young, tendar chickens or
egi;. While this phsse of the business
is somewhat discredited by the fanciers
proper, it is probahlv the surest side in a
financial way. You see. there
is considerable difference between
what is called 'fancv' fowls and
the 'pure breeds. While the 'fancv'
lowls are raif ed mainly for the purpose of
exhibition and for the sake of a fine ap
pearance, bringing out the ideal form of
a particular breed mote and more closelv.
and while for such fancy birds high
prices are paid and prices are a war led at
exhibitions, it is different with the
breeding of pure stock. Whoever raises
fowls should by all means raise pure
breeds. What we see around this citv In
farms and barnyards are the '9crub' birds
ss a rule the "dunghill varietv. as thev
are called. They are a mixture of every
thing, and tbat is bad all around. The
quality whic h are good, let us ssy. in a
iiouuan. are killed on by a cross with a
Cochin or Plymouth Rock, for instance,
ami there is never any telling what
chickens of rrs! mixed breed will do.
whether they will turn out good egg
producers or bad ones, whether their
meat will be tough or tender. These
mongrel birds, therefore, ought not
to be bred. Thpy constantly help to
deteriorate our national stock of fowls
still further. While it is therefore, not
very profitable as a rule lo raise 'fancy
poultry.' strictly speaking, too much at
tention being devoted to their appear
ance and too little to their qualities, it is
eminently practical and wise to raise pure
breed poultry, no matter of which of the
leading kinds, for Ibey are all good and
each bas its fine points. Many of these
pure-breed fowls are made ao tbat tbey
would be barred out at poultrv fchowa.
but for utilitarian purposes they are the
best to raise, lo sum it up: It is the
man who atudies tbe subject intelligently
wno goes into poultry raising with a view
of learning and profiting by experience.
mat mates money by fowls. AU men
unwilling to do this are advised to stav
out of it. No man out west has vet made
fortune out of fancy poultry raising.
and no one has gone into it as an exclu
sive business. But there is no reason
why many men shouldn't do so."
The Cbicsgo Herald recently contained
an excellent article on thoroughbred
poultry, in which it said:
America holds a high place among the
various civilized countries' in tbe matter
of raising high-bred fowls, not only in
tne improvement of the existing slock,
but also in the matter of originating new
breeds. Among these latter the Ply
mouih Rock a purely American variety,
which was evolved from crossrs between
tbe American Dominique and tbe Black
Java Wyandoita. Dominique and Jer
sey Blue may be cited. Other varieties
have been considerably modified since
their transplanting on American soil. In
fact, every variety of bird becomes Amer
icanized after some time. American
breeders have their own ideas how birds
should be bred to perfection. Many
birds that would be considered first-class
in England and admitted to exhibition,
would be disqualified here. Each va
riety is bred in accordance with pre
scribed rules, as laid down in tbe stands
ard which has found favor throughout
the land. The English are extreme fans
clers, and are probably the only nation
which are ahead of us in high-grade
chickens. But even tbey have things to
lesrn from our breeders, and among
other varieties tbey have adopted that
distinctively American variety, the Ply
mouth Rock, which is already quite a
popular tireeci over there. There is an
associatioa of fanciers known as the
American Poultry association, having an
nual meetings, usually In some large city
where a large show of some sort is being
held at the time, and the standard of per
fection as laid down bv the poultrv
iudgesbas received high commendation
from European fanciers.
Tbe main varieties of high-grade fowls
which are bred in this vicinage are: Ply
mouth Rocks, Wyandottes brown and
white Leghorns, light Brahmas. Lang
shans, black Javas, Houdans, Cochins,
Hamburgs, American dnmlniques and
Minorcas. In tbis. as in most other
things, fashion dominates, and some
highly deserving varieties among the
above are temporarily less in demand.
Just now and for tome time past the Ply
mouth Rock ia the species enjoying tba
great popularity, ina noaaan is a
French fowl and belong! to the non-sets
) ting variety. There are no reliable sta
! tistics to be had in the United States re
garditig the production of poultry and
eggs, bat from what has been gathered
by certain states and their census reports
aa wall as what can be obtained through
private sources and through the chamber
of commerce, it is safe to infer that the
poultry produce of the United States ag
gregates $400,000,000 a year.
No paper tomorrow.
Alast poor gobbler.
Go to the poultry show.
Thanksgiving day tomorrow.
See the great poultry display at Armo
The "Dear Irish Boy" at the theatre
Mr. Ben Pettit has gone to Seattle.
Washington, to live
J . C. Rasmussen will keep his gallery
open till 3 p. m. tomorrow.
Tbe poultry show at Armory hall will
oe open tomorrow. See it
The poultry show of the Northwestern
Illinois association is worth seeing.
Mr. Harry Pettit leaves for New York
City next week, on an extended trip
New lork store holiday goods ODen-
Ing next Tuesday, Dec. 8. at 1705 Second
Rev. W. A. Pasaavant. Jr.. of Pittss
burg, is in tbe city tbe guest of L. S.
New York store holidav goods onen-
ing next Tuesday, Dec. 8. 1708 Second
New York store holidav goods oten-
ing next Tucsdsy. Dec. 3. at 1705 Second
There are some fine specimens of poul
try at the exhibition at Armorv hall.
Visit it tomorrow.
A few more boarders desired at Mrs.
John Westphal's private boarding house.
408 Twentieth street.
Visit the poultry show at Armorv hall.
It will be a pleasant way of spending
William H. Fidlar and Miss Bessie 8.
Altman, of Davenport, were married by
Kev. w. a. Marquis last evening.
An overcoat was stolen from
Schwecke's bosrding bouse on Moiine
avenue last evening, but the thief is ur
known. Among the nice things for vour
Thanksgiving dinner, we have shell oys
ters and lobsters. Lloyd & Co.. DimicVs
Now, if Mr. McEniry has any milk of
human kindness in his soul, he will at
least send the Union a nice plump turkey
Jack Garin. who was bound over to
keep the peace for one jear sometime
ago. was released today, his mother furs
The Rodman Rifles have Issued verv
pretty invitations for the opening ball of
the company at Armorv hall on Thurs-
day evening, Dec. 5th.
Observer Fitzgerald, of the signal ser
vice corps, received instructions thL
morning to hoist the black flag and the
Argus signal went up.
Ex-Policeman, P. J. Cary. who is now
working at his trade at the Rock Island
arsenal, is suffering from an Injury to his
hand received while at work.
Wm. Dreessen will have his usual first-
class lunch all day tomorrow, consisting
of turkey, chicken, etc. He extends an
Invitation to all his friends to give him a
Mra. Milton Jones' concert which was
to have been held at Knowls' hall. Mo-
line, on Fridav evening hs been rn,l.
pened. the ha!l having been previously
engaged for that date.
Tomorrow. Thanksgiving day. servi
ces at Trinity church at 10 a. m. and 7:30
p. m. On Friday special services at 10
and 7.30 for the increase of missionaries.
missionary zeal. Oa Saturday the fes
tival of Saint Andrew: aarvice at in
The Baker-Forsylh assault case from
Cordova is being beard before
Adams this afternoon. Stale's Attorney
Sturgeon appears for Dexter Forsyth.the
prosecuting witness, while Adair Pleas
ants is for Lesndtr Baker. The asssult
occurred on On. 9th. and was described
in tba Arous at the time.
A petition is in circulation and is being
freely signed by property holders, asking
the city council to order a pole electric
ght at the corner of Sixteenth street and
Second avenue. The location is near
Harper's theatre and also the street lead
ing down to the C, B. & Q depot,
which is always very dark and it is quite
desirable tbat a light be placed there.
In the checker match to be plated to
morrow at Aid . Evans' barber shop, the
following will participate: Mr. John Ev
ans, of Moiine, will be timer for Mr.
Wood, and Mr. Fred Eenter for Mr.
Valentine. Both players have agreed
upon Mr. Geo. Schneider, of Rock Isl
and, aa referee. Both plavers are well
versed in tbe game: thev Dlaved alx
games last August in the tournsment at
Moiine, aa being drawn.
The Moiine Diepatth declares thst lu
opposition to tbe Hennepin canal under
its present established terminus is based
an the same general theory that "in con
structing the canal the termini are just as
vital a point to be considered in render
ing it useful as it wouid be with a rail
road or any other highway of commerce,
and just as great care should be exer
cised." The short of it is tbat Mo'.lne ia
blind to the general good to accrue to the
community from the canal and bas simply
resorted to a dog In tbe manger tactics.
FOR TBANKSOmNe DIK5EB.
Oxtail, Tomato, Mockturlle and Chicken
Celery. Raw 0sters and Olives.
Whole Ox-Tongue. Corned Beef and
Turkeys. Spring Chickens and Ducks
Tomatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Turnips.
Corn, French Peas. Beans and
Plum Pudding and Fruit Cake.
Muscat, Malaga, Concord, Catawba and
London Ltyer Raisins, Mixed Nuts. Am
brose Jelly, Oranges and Bananas.
Tea, Coffee and Chocolate.
Ooe of Rock Island's most enterprising
mercantile bouses, the Fair, haa decided
to sell out their large and new stock of
novelties and to vs. and remove else.
where, the reason being tbat they cannot
una a suitable store lor weir business
White blankets only 75 cents a pair at
RobL. Erause'f. 115 and 117 west Second
oft Coal for Iain
At my yard, corner of Eleventh atreet
and Tenth avenue, at ten cents per bush
el. B. Datkrport.
Aug. 30. 1889.
"I cannot praise Hood's Sarsaparilla
half enough," says a mother, whoae son.
aiuiusv ouna wiia acroiuia, was cured oy
unas. A. dtkel, Manager.
Limited Engagement. Positively one Night
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 27th,
A Legitimate Irish Play.
MCCARTHY & REYNOLD'S
In the New Picturesque Irish Comedy
The Dear Irish Boy!
(Br Oar McCabtht)
Replete with Brilliant Comedy and charming
Sonet and Daoces, produced wltb ffaj
ial Scenery and Mechanical effects
Strong Csst of Characters.
Prices tl 00. 7K. SO and SS cents: Beats on said
at Niemann at saizmann s.
C. A. Stibu - - Manager.
ONE KIOHT ONLY.
FRIDAY EVE., NOV. 29th.
Coming to Make You Laugh
McCABE & YOUNG'S
Ur.derthemantprmrrjt of E. 11. Macoy and W.
a.. mur, compnoins; tne most prominent
ta.entinthe Minstrel profession, all
performers of nndonbted merit.
Loon Tom Mcln.osh. Tom Brown,
John Brewer. Billy Wisdon,
Master Willie Johnson.
Master Sayton Brewer,
with the Adonises of modern minstrelsy,
in the Rn-st Minstrel Tonrnament.
w'atch for the Spectacular street Parade.
Tickets on sale at Olemann Sslcmsnn's.
C. A. Stiil, - Manager.
ONE K1QBT ONI.T.
MONDAY EVE., DEC. 2nd.
The supremely great and unrivalled
An exclusive exposition of pre-eminent stars
never before wen coniointlv.
MR. Gxo. Wii.eoa.
Johh T. Kkkoan,
Hi T m Ward,
THE SWEDISH DANCE.
with 22 participants, from the K irm.es e.
Tbe t'JO.OOO introductory,
(Drily coprtvbted by Geo. Wilson )
Prices $1 .00, 75, 60 and 2S reuts.
2205 FOURTH AVE .
Opposite the Catholic church, has a
full line of
Christmas Caudles, Toys,
of every description, cheap.
Clnistmas Trees, Decora
just received, all to
be soli at
10 Cents Per Copy,
by mail 1 1 rents.
Identical wiib that for which
you are asked to pay from
four to ten times our price by
and Banjo Stringa
at low prices.
Call and see for yourselves.
1625 Seconn avenue.
Under Bock Island Bone.
Secured by First Mortgage,
fron SALS AT
6J AND 7 PER CENT.
IKTBHSST COLLICTID WITHOUT CHAH8I.
No trouble or expense spared to secure choicest
Our Fourteen years' experience and long es
tablished local af encie. g ve ue
Call or write for circulars or rfi rencca.
rarefis 30.31, tv'
hrXywic-rfcur-LC jJAVENPORT lo.
is sens or
$200.00 and Upwards
For sale, secured on land worth from
three to five times the amount
of the loan.
Interest 1 per rent semi annaally, collected and
remitted free of cbarg.
E. W. HURST,
Attorney at Law
Rooe.s S and 4 Masonic Temp's,
ROCK ISLAND, IU
on Improved Farms in the
Best Counties of Iowa,
The Farms were Inspected by
C. A. FICKE,
818 Main Sl, DAVENPORT, LA.
mmr ( & 1 1 a
We do not claim that we will bell you better gooda
for less money than any one else will sell you Infe
rior goods for, but we do claim that we
SELL BETTER GOODS
for the same price than any one else in the three cities
will. Don't get yourself tangled In the various adver
tisements you see. No one oan give you a $10.00 gold
piece for $5.00 and do it successfully. Our motto is:
and people tell the prices.
The C. F. Adams' Home-Furnishing House
S'l.n.'n T"n . 1 i . '
ajsb uraay atreet,
Our establishment is getting too small for our rapidly
Krowing business and we have decided to
give up our
to gain room, and will commence on Wednesday. Nov.
20th, to sell out our entire stock of
BLANKETS and LAPROBES
at and be-low cost. This is not a sham-sale but a bona
fide. sal, as we will not carry any more Blank
ets in the future. For particulars
see local page.
Tlie. Pismssor Clothier, Uatter and Gent's Furnisher,
115 and 117 West Second St., DAVENPORT.' IA
Only $1,50 PER GALLON,
KOKLlSr & ADLER'S,
POST OFFICK BLOCK. , ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
I have put on sale 500 pairs of Men's shoes at a dis
count of 20 cents on the dollar, and 300 pairs of Ladies'
shoes at a discount of 25 cents on the dollar. These
goods must be sold to make room for new goods.
tSfcfOall and see us.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
CENTRAL 8H0I STORE, 1118 found Avaiaa
ELM STREET SHOE STORE,
W89 rifth Avenue.