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THE BOCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1889.
Cook Stoves j Ranges,
RIVERSIDE OAK STOVES.
Boynton Celebrated Furnaces,
MASON & DAVIS'
V rough t St col Ranges
and Steel Dome Furnaces.
; -Estimates for Heating and Ventilating furnished on application.
MS17 Second avenn,
K actorv Prices,
Common Grades 3J oenis.
Plain Gi't 4 cents.
Embossed Gilts 10 to 15 cents.
Borders from c to 4 cents per yard.
S4TWe nave decided to bo out of the Wall Papt-r trade entirely
and wish to close out tbe stock.
KINGSBURY & SON,
1705 Secend Avenue.
Rouse Furnishing Goods,
SSGas Fitting: Stock
Geo. W. E. Harris,
Real Estate and Insurance,
82ft Seventeenth St , under Commercial
fWftr eiaa ln.nr.nc M lnwt ratM.
Tbe following ere among
An .levant .mpertr on Twenty-tnTd tref;
I. nr. hniiMr ttn .11 utoilrro improvement-; Willi
An. If IMIti
It. St. will bnt goe1 hom.of elk'h' momi. (raid
cellar, a.ll. cl.lrti. barn .nil fltir t Mil'i4i, In
oi. vf lh br. i..lirtilorhtt xl on Fourth ivrnue.
A I r bnrk oie and lirt, nir.lv located on
F.mrtb nm tot m rmiileaca or buinM prop-
A grmd hna. of nine rim. I ml well
nl rfM.rn fuml lot maC brn, w.ll located on
Tnlrd arena, cheap
' wn gwd rtntiBK .wire. Will located on Third
A rnl pln;bntnM pnperty seartbe C. R
I. Af, panr depot.
i or u irm, wltb food lnlrovBent.. on th.
Wall Paper, Curtains
Rook Island, Ills.
tt- 7. - TrrX
BAKER & CO.
Opposite Iiarpr House.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
tlie many bargains iiHered:
Twn of th Unci lo In Dodge', addition, cheap
If taken son.
A Aim 'arm nf ISO acre, good Hon... elaht mom.
larire barn, craln rr .lid .11 useful binding, nrrh
aM. mnninif water, hedge fence, etc.. In Itural
town. til i. rlteau.
Only, few o( tboae fin Int. lefl in Miller'
and tl n.
1 wn nice hlirh and ilrr Int. in Howard' addition,
on 37 tb .trert. chran ir talc n sunn.
A fftMid co-ner lot convenient to lower factorl
A nice dwelling without balf acre of land near
the Milan .tree! car.
A food lot n tbe bluff in Rodman's ! divis
fWIU will bnv a On. 4 acre lot Ju.t out.iil cite
1. mtia. on o nix.
A good paring corner property on Third arena
:Xr ' .3
No. 1401 Second Avenue.
A TYPICAL THANKS GIVING
The American Day of Gratitude
Tew Rek lmaa Olmrrvra Ike Holl-
T Re,. Hrlinai Pointed tier-
lBaier fartlrt Aaawxe.
What a gorgeoui winter dir was ye-
erdtj! What an Ideal, inspiring Thank
Kivingt Could nature have tobed hertelf
more grandly and more fitti jrW for the
rlietinctl American holidjT Everybody
bad a kind word to aay for the weatber.
And tbenlemeou which urconsciouslv.
pethapa, have ao much to In with our
feeling and our aenlimenli after all,
made each one feel without recounting
and enumerating his individual blessings,
that there was truly much n gnertl to
return thanks for to the Giver of all
Rock Island always eniw Thanksgiv
ing. Especially has this heva Urn esse in
recent years, and more particularly was
H so this year when the cit has beea so
greatly favored. The original Thanks
giving had distinct referent e to a boun
tiful harvest, but It bas eveloped and
broadened into an event of returning
thanks on High for all blesMng. benefits
and prosperity. This is the reason why
Hock Island viewed tbe day with so much
importance and appreciatiin yesterday.
The religious observance were all well
attended. This was the cse at Trinity,
morning and evening, where Rev. R F.
Sweet delivered appropriate sermons. At
the First Baptist the congregations of that
church and also of the Central. Broadway
and United Preebyterian, the First M. E
and the Christian chapel united, tbe Revs.
Leland, Meidrum, Gue and Marquis par
ticipating in the services. A combined
choir under the direction of Mr. Li-lnd.
MR. MEI.DftCM'S SERMON.
The sermon was preacht d by Rev. A.
B. Meidrum of the Central Prrsbyterian,
whose text was taken from Matthew
'Hut can you not diocern the tns of I he
Our Thanksgiving dy would be spent
to little profit, Mr. MeMn.m gHid, unless
a day of holy resolution, and it wos to
arouse to this that he designed a dis
course on the signs of the times. It bas
become to be a trite sayirg that we lived
in a day of marvelous, mt nta), moral and
physical excitement. Intelligence has
vivified the great miss of the community.
Events which used to occupy a century
are crowded into a year. In illustration
of this Mr. Meidrum poirted to what had
taken place in tbe past two weeks, in
which time without Moor sbed or anarchy,
Brar.il the empire had bejoroe Brazil tbe
The first point dwelt upon was the re
ligious signs of tbe times. These, tbe
preacher declared were bright with prom
ise and dark with threatening. Never'
such notile combinations for good: never
more abundant proof of the power of the
gospel to bless and save tbe race than to
day. During the year eiding March la.nl
In the United States 6,331 new churches
Were organized. 4.5ii5 new ministers or
dained, 774 864 new member admitted.
This ws declaired ti- be a record
unparalleled by any pricedin? yer.
Mr. Meidrum also pointt d to the fact that
the work of the church was more practi
cal than ever before. A. holy warfare is
beiog waged against t tit gigantic evils of
urday. Tbe church has largely gives
p tbe vain effort of proving what mtn.
by his very constitution can't help be
lieving, namely: That tl ere is a God w bo
lives and reigns, he is setting himself
to more profitable task of leading men to
God. and of destroying all obstacles to his
mental, moial and s iritual progress.
And yet the picture Is tot wholly bright;
there are dread combiralions for evil as
ell as good, wild dest-uctive anarchical
apirits abroad. There is so much of mor
bid sentiment on one 1 and and enthusi
astic profaneness on .he oilier that we
some limes are ready t) stand appalled.
In view of these religious signs of tbe
Jinies, what is deman led of those who
call themselves chrittiansT A strong.
vivid, commanding fai h. We must take
our stand and keep It.
Mr. Meidrum directed the attention t f
bis auJitor to some o tbe political fU'na
of tbe times, and thete, as in the other
cae, he aaid to he both hopeful and
menacing. In the opii.ion of the speaker,
it was a hopeful sign of the times to ob
serve growing sen .iment in f tvor of
higher qualifications i n tbe part of those
who came here frorr foreign lands ap
plying for citizenship. He felt that be
could speak more freely on that subject,
inasmuch as be himself, was of foreign
birth. Many level -headed Americans
were beginning to r-alize th necrmity
for some more satisfactory guarantee of
intelligence and dec nt character on tbe
part of those wbo applied for the right of
franchise. It was obvious, be said, that
many in this country were admitted to
Citizenship before they were thoroughly
Americanized. fie claimed that if the
constitution was sonetbing with which
every man seeking hand in the tnan
asement of this country ought to be f a
miliar with, the law ought to demand an
exhibition of at least a reasonable degree
of familiarity witi it. He, therefore,
hoped that this movement would con
tinue until no man would be allowed to
vote wbo could nt t read tbe American
constitution and the American language,
and give some procf of sober and decent
character. Until there would not be tol
crated such a balf-aearted style of Amers
icanism as rendered it possible for any
body of men undei the oath of allegiance
to combine in thli country for the ex
press purpose of i.dvancing tbe political
interests of another. Until the clan-na
gael and ansrcbiits and men of such
tripe would be gi'-en to understand that
this country had no room for them. But
that America w a for Americana.
Another bopefil sign of the times in
Mr. Meldrum's e itimalion, was the in
creasing warfare that was being waged
gainst tbe saloon as a power in Ameri
can politics. In moat of our cities the
inspiration for po ilical action, he assert
ed, come from tie polluting atmosphere
or low dives and i lums. It was this that
had prostituted so many municipal gov
ernmenta. It was largely tbe concerted
rxn' power that n arsn ailed tbe forces and
did tbe primary business. Hundreds of
ft sensible men in m th political parties were
i oeginning to real ze that that power was
democratic or ret ublican as its interests
dictated, and wers no longer disposed to
go to the polla and vote at lhCdictation.
but were declaring that tbe saloon must
be driven out of i-oliiics or they would be
driven out of party.
The third hopeful political sign was the
ever Increasing influence of woman,
it it seen that the women an coin-
ing to the front in all occupations for
merly regarded as being peculiar to tbe
adaptabilities of man. In fifteen states
they already vote on school questions.and
he instanced tbe case of Oskaloosa.Kan.,
which, for nearly two years has been un
der the management of women, as sbow
ing their capability for good moral gov
ernment. He said that while not pre
dicting the result of the present agitation
of universal suffrage for women, he fu'.ly
believed that if in ten years from now
they do not possess that privilege it is
because they do not want to and not be
cause it is the power of man to keep it
from them. But apart from this aspect,
the influence of woman is felt more dis
tinctly than ever in all the great moral
reforms of the day. In all these commu
nities where she already possesses tbe
right of suffrage in part and where she
does not possess it allher gentle but irre
sitibe influence is ever on tbe side of re
ligion, virtue and patriotism.
Turning from these tendencies which
he regarded as hopeful, Mr. Meidrum
then directed atteution to some of tbe
signs of tbe times he regarded as
menacing. One of these was the ut
ter disregard of law manifested es
pecially in some of our large cities.
This, he asserted, was largely fostered
by neglect to enforce the law. In this
conntction he adverted to the Sunday
saloon and referred to the defiance mani
fested by tbe saloon keeper toward tbe
atatute, which in nearly all cities in tbe
country required suspension of business
on Sundays. This statute was a iustone
he held, it was justified by arguments
that were obvious and unanswerable.
Tbe evils inseparable from the liquor
traffic were vastly greater on Sunday
than any other day. It was a chief ob
stacle to tbe prosperity of innumerable
working men. Almost all other busi
nesses that could be suspended on Sun
day did so, and there are no reasons w hy
the saloon xhould be an exception but
it was an exception, and this in the face
of the reasonable wish of a christian peo
ple and a christian nation, and intletlance
of the executors of the law. No effort
whs being made to close tbe saloons on
Sunday by those whose duty it is to en
force the law, or if such efforts have been
made, they have been so feeble as to
truke tbe scorn of tbe saloon keepers
themselves. This state of affairs, Mr.
Meidrum submitted, only illustrated the
terrible bold which the liquor power bas
in the manipulation of American politics,
rendering those whose duties it is to en
force the law, afraid to do their duty.
Another menacing feature of tbe times
to which Mr. Meidrum directed attention
was the attitude assumed toward the pub
lic school system of this country by the
Roman Catholic cburcb. In this con
nection he dwelt at length upon tbe plat
form adopted by the laity at tbe recent
Catholic congress at Baltimore and as
serted that the position occupied by the
Roman Catholic church toward American
insulations was strikingly anomalous and
self-contradictary. He quoted from that
platform as follows: "We claim to be ac
quainted with the laws, institutions and
spirit of the Roman Catholic church and
with the laws, institutions and spirit of
our country and assert our sympathy
with and loyaltv to both." But, asks Mr.
Meidrum, "if the public school is not an
American institution, what is it? Haw
does tbe attitude of tbe Roman Catholic
church toward the public school comport
with its declaration of sympathy with and
loyalty to American institutions?" It de
dares he answered.Araerican schools to be
Godless and immoral and that the Roman
church must continue to support schools
for the education of the children of
Catholic parents. If, however, tbe pub
lic schools of this country are not tit to
be trusted with the education of Catholic
children, hoar can this country be worthy
of their sympathy and affection? Here
then is one of tbe anomalous features of
the position occupied by the Roman
Catholic church, declaring entire sympa
thy with American institutions, and in
the same breath burling her anathemas
against that institution which is most in
tensely and thoroughly American. An
other of tbe self-contradictory features of
tbe platform of the late congress he
mentioned and dwelt upon was the
inc.'impatablily between its declaralioa
of loyalty to American institutions and
its tjnal declaration, which pledges to
Leo XIII the unstinted aid of his spir
itual children in this country in securing
that claim which is bis inalienable right.
But. said the preacher, what is tbe claim
of Pope Leo XIII? It is temporal power.
For tbe Roman cburcb to pledge itself to
secure this temporal power is to interfere
with Italian politics, which is contrary to
tbe spirit of tbe constitution of this
country, and is unlawful.
Having called attention to tbe signs, he
lverted to tbe duties devolving upon all
christians of this country in view of
them. If the loyalty of the rum power
is seen in its utter disregard of law, oura
taunt be seen in our efforts to crush it out
of the community. If the loyally of the
Roman Catholic church is seen in efforts
to Romanize this republic, our greater
loyalty must be seen in our efforts to
christianize it. If tbe sympathy of the
Roman church with American institu
tions is seen in its efforts to destroy the
public school system of this country, ours
must he seen in tbe indignation with
which we regard such efforts, and in tbe
determination we evince that this sacred
heritage shall not be destroyed at the
dit-tation nf any foreign potentate.
Mr. Meidrum finally asserted that the
great requisite of all was personal Godli
ness. "Righteousness exalteth a na
tion." Tbe work of religious training
must devolve largely upon parents, and
woe to them, and woe to this nation if tbey
neglect thia duty or leave it to others.
He urged bis hearers to determined reso
lution to defend tbe institutions of this
country, and to perpetuate them to their
children and children's children forever.
At the conclusion of tbe discourse Rev.
Que made a motion which Rev. Leland
put before the house, and which prevailed
by unanimous vote that tbe city papers
be requested to publish it in full, and the
compliment was pleasantly acknowledged
by Mr. Meidrum.
alas! poor gobbler
Not ignoring one of the pleasant ctiS'
toms in connection with tbe observances
of the day the festive board was one of
tbe chief sources of attraction. The
proud turkey has become by usage tbe
American bird in stomach if not in
heart, to be sacrificed at this gladsome
season. Thanksgiving has become in
this connection essentially a home day, a
family day, an occasion of joyful re
union. So it was in Rock Island yester
day, but there were many gatherings not
wholly of a family nature, but no less
happy. At tbe Harper bouse there was
tbe usual Tbauksgiving dinner party of
the down town folks, for whom tables
were spread in the ladies' ordinary nf the
hotel, and those wbo became the happy
creatures of Michael O'Connor's steward
ship were: Mr. and Mrs. J. M. .Buford
Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Frszir and children.
Maj . and Mrs. H. C. Connelly, Mr. and
Mrs. W. W. Eggleston, Dr. and Mrs. C.
C. Carter, Dr. and Mrs. G. L. Eyster, Mr.
and Mrs. Adair Pleasants, Miss Wright,
Miss Carter, Miss Mary Carter, Harry
Carter. Will Eggleston. Clark Buford.
At the Rock Island honse a special
dinner was spread in the ordinary ad
joining the (lining room and Mr. and
Mrs. C. W. Negus and children. Mr. and
Mrs. W. S. Koowlton and children. Mr.
W. O. Negus, Hiss Dill, of Little Rock.
Ark., and Mr. Will Myers, composed
party who enjoyed it.
THE SHERIFF 8 BIOEXARTKDKKSS.
Sheriff Silvis, with his customary con
sideration for the well being of his prison
ers, provided turkey and the proper
accessories, constituting a Thanksgiving
dinner in abundance for the prisoners
under bis roof yesterday, and all partook
of the sheriff's liberality in a most appro-
The boys of tbe High school displayed
a generous and considerate spirit Wednes
day by purchasing a huge turkey and a
quantity of provisions which were sent
to the bonse of the school janitor, Mr. M.
A checker contest at Aid. Evan's shop
between Wood and Valentine for the
championship of this section, wss wit
nessed by a great many admirers of the
game. The match lasted eight hours
the last game occupying an hour and a
half. Woods won two games, and the
other, eight were drawa.
The Turner fair opened auspiciously
in tbe afternoon, and will continue until
Sunday night at Turner hall. There are
six pretty booths where pretty faces dis
play and see pretty wares. The affair
gives every promise of a great success.
A delightful card party occurred at the
home of Col. and Mrs. Curtis last even
ing, in honor af Mr. Marcus Osborn, Jr.,
and bride, of Chicago, who are guests of
Col. Curtis. Refreshments were served,
and the evening was an enjoyable one
Quite a number of Rock Island people
attended the dance of the O R. C. at
Beardstown last evening, the C , B. & Q.
furnishing a special coach for those go
ing from tbe city.
Tomorrow being the festival of 8t. An
drews.there will be services at 10 o'clock
at Trinity church. Tonight there will be
special services. intercession for missions.
J. D. Woodruff's cooper shop at Milan
was burned yesterday with a loss of
f500. The building was ioBured for
$350 in the Langcashire company and
Loosley & Knowlton's agency.
In the afternoon tbe Turner fair, tbe
rink, tbe poultry show, and the checker
contest distributed the attention of those
There was a very pleasant euchre par
ty at the home of Capt. and Mrs. J. M.
Montgomery, last evening.
There was a pleasant party of young
folks at the home of Jos. Rosenfield last
SIR, MELDRUM'S DEPARTURE.
The Coasrea-atlaa r the 'eat rat
I'rexbytertaa Charr-h Itelartaatly
C'aaarat i Their Pastor data- la
Hia Sew Field at F.vaaavllle.
At a congregational meeting of the
Central Presbyterian church held Wed
nesday evening to consider the depar
ture of their pastor, Mr. Meidrum, to
Evan6ville, Ind, tbe following resolu
tion was adopted:
Whereas, Our pastor, the Rev. A B.
Meidrum, bas received a call to a much
larger field of usefulness, and having
convinced tbe session of this cburcb that
it is his privilege and duty to accept the
same, bas asked tbe congregation to
unite with him in requesting the pres
bytery of Rock river to dissolve the pas
toral relations now existing.
tietoiTta. that it is with feel nffs of
regret that we are called upon to con
sider this matter for many reasons. He
came to us as our pastor at a time when
the spiritual condition of the church was
anything hut promising, and its financial
condition discouraging, and through bis
zjalous work and faithful preaching God
bas blessed us. We gladly testify to the
faithful and efficient service be has given
us. and we consent to the severance of
the pleasant relations between us with
reluctance, feeling that we cannot detain
him from this larger field to which God
bas called him, and we commend him to
the people of his new charge as a man in
every way worthy of their choice.
The t hurch at the same meeting adop
ted the rotary system of eldership.
Mr. Beit Davis, press agent of George
Wilson's minstrels is in the city. Tbe
company of which Mr. Davis is agent are
now headed this way, and appear in
Harper's theatre, Monday Dec 2. He
says tbey have been doing a phenomenal
business. ''Our success," said he "is easily
accounted for. George Wilson's name
is known far and wide; it is a familiar
one, as you may say. in tbe two hemis
pheres, having been indenlifletl with tbe
best and most progressive amusement
enterprise in existence. It is the synonym
for refined entertainments. No species
of valgarity is allowed, no jokes are told
that depend upon double entendre as a
substitute for wit, and tbe strictest dis
cipline is regidy enfored. High salaried
and accomplished gentlemen, both social
ly and professionally, are employed, and
by such arrangements tbe acme of refined
entertainments is reached. Our singing
feature is rather an expensive luxury,
costing the company alone tbe item of
f550 a week. Mr Wilson will sing sev
eral new aongs, rxpres&ly written for him.
Monday night, and he writes me they
are sure to make a big hit."
George Wilson's Ministrels appear
at Davenport this evening. A party of
young ladies and gentlemen of Ibis city
have formed a theatre party and will go
over to laugh at George Wilson and his
Aavertlaerl llat ar Letter .a.9.
Li.t of letter uncalled for at tbe Postnfflc at
Hock l.land. Koca laiund county, nilnntr,
Nov. IS, ihh
Adam Mr Clara B
Burnham Mm Annie
Hohart M R
Macltey Potior P
Mower Mi.. Lillie
C ran. ton T H
Ph. nip. Mr and
C llln. A W
Donahue Mrs M E
liender on N
Pmith Mr John
W akefield A I. Agt
w nite niaa 1.1. lie u
Thalitrom J P
Give th. nnrnber of the lint when rail in for
advemwd letter.. HOWARD W KLLS. V. U.
Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup the working
man's friend. You. wbo have to be out
in all sorts of weatber and can't afford to
lay by, can not afford to be without Dr.
Bull's Cough Syrup. Consumption fol
lows in tbe wake of a neglected cold,
oft Coal for lata
At my yard, corner of Eleventh street
and Tenth avenue, at ten cents per bush
el. B. Datknpobt.
Aug. 80, 1889.
V. 9. Sishal Orrics. I
Waahinnon. D. CNov.SS. f
For the next 24 hours for Illinois:
"I cannot praise Hood's Sarsaparilla
ban enough, sate a mother, whose son.
almost blind with scrofula, was cured by
New York store holiday goods open
ing next Tuesday, Dec. 3. 1703 Second
A few more boarders desired at Mrs
John Westphal's private boarding house.
4U9 Twentieth street.
New York store holiday goods open
ing next Tuesday, Dec. 8. at 1705 Second
Tbe sour mucilage need by a Bethle
hem (Pa.) clerk, who bad been tampering
with bis employers mail matter, led to
the discovery of Mi crime.
A STARTLING STATEMENT.
A WaaSarral Aaaeaaeeaaeat.
Commencing tomorrow morning at 8
o'clock.clothing, hats and furnishings for
men and boys will bj given away free
without money and without price at the
city's leading outfitters tbe Golden Eagle
Read the following fair and impartial
plan adopted by them for the free distri
bution of hundreds of dollars worth of
winter suits snd overcoats for men, boys
and children and hasten to the frolic.
Beginning tomorrow, Saturday, at 8 a.
m and for one week the Golden Eagle
will give away free part of their profits
to their patrons. As all their customers
are equally near and dear to them they
have adopted the following fair and im
partial plan of distribution.
For eveiy article sold a salesman's
check will go with the goods to their
cashier's desk. These checks will be
numbered as received, and every time the
number reaches eleven some lucky patron
will get their goods free.
Remember every time the nubmer
reaches eleven the gong will ring and the
person who made tbe purchase will have
tbe money refunded and get the goods
free. It makes no difference what you
select, be the price one hundred cents or
one hundred dollars, every eleventh sale
at the Golden Eagle will be free.
Vou may be amazed, surprised and be
wildered at the Golden Eigle's generosity,
but your wonder won't a'tcr their propo
sition nor deter them from faithfully ful
filling their promise.
The Golden Eagle have always kept
their word with tbe people and they will
keep it now.
With every article purchased they will
give a written guarantee to refund tbe
money if tbe goods bought are not lower
in price than same quality in other stores.
Tbe name and address of lucky patrons
will be published in this paper.
Also do not forget that you ran find
the largest assortment, latest styles,
newest novelties and lowest prices at the
Call, see for yourself and be convinced
Remember the place. Golden Eagle
clothing store, 1728 Second avenue, the
people's popular clothiers.
Hat sale at McCabe Bros.
A few turkeys still breathe.
Special millinery sale at McCabe's.
McCabe & Young's minstrels tonight.
Isaac Cool, of Cordova, was in the city
Muscatine is to htve a new Episcopal
The holiday trade is fairly booming at
The hotels set an extra spread for yes
Hon. W. F. Crawford, of EJgington,
was in the city today.
Conductor r rater, of the "Q. spent
Thanksgiving at Davis.
The black flag is again an object of
considerable interest in the community.
Capt. C. W. Durham, Capt. Davy Tip
ton and B. D. Buford. E-tq., are at not
John T. Kenwortby will also assitt
Mr. McEoiry in his libel suit against the
Children will be admitted to tbe poul
try show at half fare tomorrow. Adults
A farmer was thrown from bis wagon
at Briar Bluff, Henry county, yesterdsy
Morally speaking. Thanksgiving held
its own. Hans Peterson was gathered in
for drunk and fined f 5 and costs.
It is reported that there was no Thanks
giving in the Union office yesterday, and
that McEnlry was tbe cause of it. Cruel
Coldest morning of the season. The
mercury registered from five to twelve
degrees above aero, according to the loca
tion of at sunrise.
Mr. J. W. Welch will go to Geneseo
next Wednesday evening, to assist in
conducting the services at tbe Baptist
Mr. Geo. W. Eenry returned from bis
business trip through Kansas and Ne
braska in time to eat his Thanksgiving
dinner at home.
The King's Daughters will give a fair
at the Franklin hose house this after
noon and evening for the benefit of a
Christmas box for tbe poor.
McCabe Bros, mammoth un trimmed
hat sale closes 03 Saturday night. Every
untrimmed woel felt bat in tbe bouse 25
cents for tomorrow only.
Tomorrow is tbe last day of tbe great
untrimmed bat aale at McCabe Bros.
Your choice of any wool felt hat in tbe
house for 25 cents for this one day only.
A number of the friends of Mr. Henry
K inner on Eleventh street between Fourth
and Fifth avenues, surprised him last
evening on the occasion of his birthday
and presented bim with a handsome
ohair. A pleasant evening followed.
Something has turned np that has
scared the Union worse than the McEd
iry suit did. It seems almost incredible,
but it is nevertheless true. It has re
ceived a letter from an idiotic "white
cap, "and is scared almost out of its boots.
The Geneseo Republic says "tbe First
M. E. church of this city is now said to
be the finest Methodist church in tbe
Rock Island district.' Just wait a little.
neighbor, until tbe edifice now in course
of construction in Rock Island is com
pleted, and then you won't brag so much
And now someone has heartlessly de
clared that the Union has bargained for
all the sand that has been taken off tbe
pavement and tbe new Second avenue
sidewalks, the cold weather having
threatened a freeze np of tbe river. But
then the Union has the reputation of
taking time by the forelock.
Naughty Moline wouldn't give $25 to
start tbe Hennepin canal, just because it
wm not go through the town. Now
Geneseo dees not regard the Hennepin
as a mere local ditch. The survey
brings tbe canal within a couple of mile's
01 our city, then it turns on north and
heads for Shadow Lake. Yet we are in
for tbe canal, and would give as high as
930 to have it dug next summer Gen3-
Secretary T. J. Med ill. Jr.. of the Rock
Island Citizens' Improvement association,
is in receipt of a letter from Senator 8.
M. CuLom, who acknowledges the re
ceipt of the resolutions adopted by the
association at its last meeting favoring
the reduction of letter postage to one
cent and stating that bo will present the
same to the senate.
Mr. R. E. Spangler, of Chicago, spec
ial postofflce Inspector, ia in the city.
Boss Wells wants another carrier and
Mr. Spangler has come down to see if the
business warrants it. It ia to be hoped
that he will find that it does. Mr.
Spangler formerly resided at Macomb.and
is well known throughout this congress
ional district. He is one of the rising
young democrats of the state.
dpt. Fuller's train on the C. M. fc
St. P. road, going north Wednesday af
ternoon, came near running into an ob
struction in tbe shape of a wagon load of
and between Cordoya and Albany. The
horses could not pull the load over tbe
track, and the train coming along, the
farmer detached his team ia a hurry, but
Engineer McGovern managed to stop the
train In time to avoid a collision. Capt.
Fuller and his men helped the farmer out
of his dilemma.
New York store holiday goods open
ing next Tuesday, Dec 8, at 170S Second
C. A. Stskl.
ONE KIGHT ONLY.
FRIDAY EVE., NOV. 29th.
Coming to Make You Laugh
McOABE & YOUNG'S
Operatic minstrels !
Under th management of S. H. Macoy and W.
R. Mahara, compri.irg th most promlneat
talent In the M inure! profeHion, all
performer, of nndoobted merit.
Loos Tom MclnuMh. Tom Brown,
Jobn Brewer. Billy W l.don,
Maater Willie Johnson.
Maater Hart on Brewer,
with th Adoniree of modern min.tr.lsy,
McCABE A YOTJWQ
In the great Minatral Tournament.
I W Watch for the Spectacular Street Parade.
Ticket, on aale at Clemann ft Saltmann'a.
C. A. Stiil,
OFE NIUBT ONLT.
MONDAY EVE., DEC. 2nd.
The supremely great and unrivalled
As exclusive exposition of pre-eminent star
uciwrv mil wujoinuy.
MR. Gao. W11..0H,
John T. KciaAK,
Hi T Wird,
THE SWEDISH DANCE,
with 28 participant., from tbe Kirme...
The SiO.OOO introductory,
(Dnly coprtshted by Geo. Wilson.)
Price tl .60, 75, 60 and 25 cent.
2205 FOURTH AVE .
Opposite the Catholic church, has a
full line of
Christmas Candles, Toys,
of every description, cheap.
Christmas Trees, Decora
just received, all to
be sold at
10 Cents Per Copy,
by mail 11 cents.
Identical with that for which
you are asked to pay from
four to ten times our price by
and Banjo Strings
at low prices.
Call and see for yourselves.
1025 Seconn avenue.
Under Rock Island Bouae.
Secured by First Mortgage,
Iron sai-a at
6J AND 7 PER CENT.
INTIBE.T COLLICTID WITHOUT CBABSS.
No trouble or expenee .pared to .ecu re choicest
Oar Fourteen year' experience and long es
tablished local agencies g.v ua
Call or write for circular, or rcftr.net.
Mrywtc-iu; jXrWENPORT lo.
in seas ov
$200.00 and Upwards
For sale, secured on lsnd worth from
three to five times tbe amount
of tbe loan.
Interest T per cent semi annnaUy, collected and
remitted fro of charge.
E. W. HURST,
Attorney at Law
Boobs S sad f Masonic Temp',
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
on Improved Farms in the
Best Counties of Iowa,
The Farms were Inspected by
C. A. FICKE.
SXS Mala St, DAVENPORT, IA.
M'4! -S3 Si eg
If 'is iff I th R eeS
We do not claim that we will sell you better goods N -for
less money than any one else will bell 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
322 13rady Street,
Our establishment is getting too small for our rapidly
growing business and we have decided to
give np our
to gain room, and will commence on Wednesday. Nov.
20th, to sell out our entire stock of
BLANKETS and LAPROBES
at and below cost. This is not a sham-sale but a bona
fide sale, as we will not carry any more Blank
ets in the future. For particulars
see local page.
The Pioneer Clothier, Hatter and Gent's Furnisher,
115 and 117 West Second St., DAVENPORT,' I A
Only $1,50 PER GALLON
KOHN & ADLEE'S,
POST OFFICE BLOCK. ; ROCK ISLAND. ILL,
I have put on sale 500 pairs of Men's shoeo 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.
ISJOall and see ns.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, 1818 Second Avetna
ELM STREET SHOE STORE,
WS9 Fifth Avenue.
man M ,