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THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1S89.
On Monday a. m. Dee. 2.1. w will
nn a nrw department In Ibe basement.
ui.clcr our main store. It U designed to
krrp this department at nil 1 1 raft stocked
wltb special bartfalna which cannot be
duplicated st soy other place.
We open on Monday a. m. at 9
o'clock l.OiH pairs ladies' robbers st 17c
W gloria ilk umbrullas, gold or siU
ter hsdlca, st V7 cents.
2 am. good web and rope h alien 18c
OimhI hum shoTels at 8'je.
Iint; bandied stable shovels at 49c.
Another bundred horse blankets at
10 nets good single harness, $1.75
dolls, little dolls, negro dolls,
japanefe doll, china dolls, mix dolls, es
qmmaua dolls, sailor dolls, papa and
mama dol's. crjinif dolls, laughing dolls,
funny dolls, walking dolls, baby dolls,
nld dolls and young dolls, knit dolls,
rubber dolls, dressed dolls, rag dolls, in
iliKirurtable dolts, washable dolls, jointed
dull, sleeping dolls, kid body dolls, dolls
with tertb. with shoes, with hats, in fact
all kinds of dolls at half price.
Our Mrni'iit m apse a an additional tore. Remrmbrr rnlranr. to htwtnent
hera all lha ttariralna ar t b fitnail la frura our main arora. All go da da. Wared on day of
iitihM'. Haw maul bargain, all ready on Monday a. m. at S o'clock.
1712. 1714. 1718. 1718. 1720 and 1723 Hkcond Avknce.
Common Grades 3J cents.
Plain Oilt 4 cent?.
Embossed Gilts 10 to 15 cents.
Borders from c to 4 cents pur yard.
T We bare decided to go out of the Wsll Paper trade entirely
and with to c!oe out the stock.
KINGSBURY & SON,
1705 Secend Avenue.
House Furnishing Goods,
gGas Fitting Stock;
Geo. W. D. Harris,
Real Estate and Insurance,
2'iV Seventeenth Hi., under Commercial
a-Ptr.t elaaa loniiranca at lowaat rata.
Tbe following are among
Ac aleaant property on Twanty-thlrd atraat;
large houae wltb all modem Impnjvsmant-; wltb
flue lot 11.1140.
II. MO will bur a good horn of eight rooms good
aallar. wall elat-rii. barn and una hit Soil.", la
una of I he beal Llirhburho-il oo Fonrtb avenua.
A t.rya brick ouae and lot, ntreiv Inratad on
fonrtb avanut for a realdeaca or buaineaa prop
arty. A (oral honaa of iilna r'OT. end cellar, well
and rleiero (od lot anil barn, wall located on
Tnlrd aaenne, ebeap.
i wo (uod ranting atorea well located on Third
A rood paying bnalneaa pr iperty near the C, R.
1. sr. paang?r dapoi.
or 4" a raa, wltb good Improraaanta. on the
r TsTs) I I TTy4,sy4. j.T VX a
Wall Paper, Curtains
AND ROOM MOULDINGS,
No. 1401 Second Avenue.
We propose to make It an object for
you to go down stairs into our basement
department We Deeded more room, bad
to bae It, and decided to utilize our
basement. We fully realize we must
make It worth your while to go off the
main floor, and we bare accordingly fixed
a list of prices for our basement depart
ment which admits of "no argument, no
Bargains in Holiday Uood in our
Donkey on wheels with movable
heads, 8c; Canary birds in wire cage, 8c;
Rocking horses, hair mane and tails, 8c;
Rabbits on wheels 8c; Clapping figures
In rustic chairs, 10a.
Doll chairs, doll cribs, doll beds, doll
tables, doll diahea, dolls furniture; Me
cb apical tops, squirrels, cats, chickens,
rabbits, horses, elephants, Christmas
trees, drums, tin toys, cups and saucers,
musli and milk sets, syrup cans.
Blaqtie and Roirers' group statuary,
door mats, bridles, harness. A lot of
horse whips, horse blankets, wagon and
Our horse outfitting department will
be opened In basement, and in this de
partment we shall handle nothing but
Dinner buckets and lui.ch boxes.
glassware and fancy crockery all in the
BAKER & CO.
Oppo'site Harper House.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
the many bargains offered:
Two of the finest lota In Dodge 'a addition, cheap
If taken soon.
A fin farm of 160 acre., good bonae. eight room
i.rua hare, irraln. r and ail naaful buidinua. orch
ar.l. running water, hedge fence, etc., In Kural
in.n.hl , rnMn.
Only a few of (hose fins Iota left to Kilter's
1 wn nice high and dry lota In Howard'a addition
on S7tb atrart. eneap ir iakn aoon.
A ffnod corner lot convenient to lower factor!
A nice dwelllnt wltb one naif acre of land near
the Milan atreel care.
A sood lot cd tba bluff to Rodman's snb-divta
sou will bnT a fine aere lot juet ontaldj city
l.mlta, on b:ntl.
A good paying corner property on Third arena
D1VISI0N SIXTY SURPRISED
Gallant Engineers Honored by Fair
Happy Preaeatatlaa at tl e Hall of (he
Ksila-kta r ike Thre tle la Key
Ida'Bleek Last Kvealnc-.-A Baa
j met -The AatdreawvB aaa Other F.x
Last evening witnessed the quaiter
century anniversary of th orsrnnizttion
of Division 60, Brotherhool of Locomo
tive Engineers of this city, and the eveit
was made one ofpmiculir joy to the
gallant knights of the throttle aud their
fair ladies and friends. The engineers
knew that their wives and daughters pro
posed visiting tuera on this cession, but
they hsd no realization of the nature
of the greeting or the extent of the
surprise. The fact that the ladies had
indicated their purpose to p-irtlclp&te
in the observance of the i nportsnt anni
versary occasion, brought out a large at
tendance of members of the order, every
one of who was not out of the city by
virtue of bis duties, being ,re9ect. So that
the halt was comfortablj rilled, not only
with the stern, weather-twsten fuces of
tbe kni(hts of the thrott e. the cheering
gentle faces of their w ves and older
daughters, but the brigh , faces of inno
cent, light-hearted child en. S.irae time
bad been spent in exchange of greetings
and social Intercourse, wnen Mrs. Janus
Mirfleld. wife of Diviai n MssU-r Me
chanic Mirfleld. secured order and Mrs.
James Carl, wife of Engineer Carl, fn be
half of her lady associates,
I'HKSKNTED TUB BROTHERHOOD
with a beautiful altar cl ith and a hand
sonib bible mark, the la 1; speaking as
To our Worthy Chief and Vwbrn of DM.ion
611, B. of L K:
It gives us much pleasure to have the
privilege of meet i ne wit j you on this, the
twenty-fifih anniversarj of your organi
zttion. Especially do .-e deem it a priv
ilege when it is consirleted that your hall
was originally determined fur use only
for your meetings, and not socinl pur
poses. But the ladies were not to he put
off in that way. This reminds us of the
Jewish legend which t-lls us that when
the temple of Jerjsnlen was completed
King Solomon gave a feast to all en
gaged in its construction. Upon ascend
ing to tbe throne it wa. found a smith
bad usurped the seat ot honor at the right
of tbe kings place not yet awarded.
Whereupon tbe people clamored and thd
guards rushed to cut Mm down, but tbe
king said "hold, let hm speak," and he
said, "thou hast invited all craftsmen but
one, but how could this temple have been
raised but for the tiols I furnished."
"True," said Solomon, "the seat is his of
a right, all honor to the iron worker."
But we not being able to wield the throt
tle, do bold sway over tbe lunch basket,
and, tinlike the iron vorker. when the
social was spoken of these r.mms
were kindly tendered us. In visiting
them, we thought them very tasty and
beautiful, but in order that we might add
some token with wbica to help commem
orate this occasion, and in behalf of the
ladies of this division, allow me to present
you with this altar scirf . It is teldum
we are privileged to treet on a twenty
flfth anniversary and with such an op
portunity. Memorv dwells on the vi
cissitudes, experiences and the thoughts
turning from the carrs and anxieties, re
views with more chetrfulness the felici
ties of the past, so lalural ii it for us
to overlook tbe shadows and cee only the
brightness, even tho i;1i it be the silvery
Ige, with such pleas tnt memories. Ienr
friends, may you cor turn through life's
journey, may your pt-ths lie strewn wilh
roses of kindness ant! affection, and when
your final trip is n ade and yo.i reach
that home above.aiay you all meet around
tbe creat altar abovi not made l.y hantR
eternal at the throne of God.
CHIEF BAKIR8 REPLY.
Chief Baker, who by tbe way. is one
ot the veterans of tl e cab in the service
of the Rock Island road, and has been
Identified wilh tbe division for twenty
years, responded, and after feelingly and
in well-chosen word expressed the grat
itude of the division for the handsome
token and tbe very pleasant mnuner in
which it had been presen ted. he pro
ceeded to give a short sketch of this
branch of the order of railway engineers.
Division 6) was organized twenty-five
years ago tonight. Tbe brotherhood of
locomotive engineers was then in its sec
ond year of existence, having been in
stituted at Detro t in 1863. Tbos. T.
Dodge, then runn ng an engine on the
old Chicago & Ro k Island railroad ob
tained a dispensation from the
grand chief to open -a division
at Bock Island, tbe same to be ebr
tered as Rock Island Division No. 61).
This memorable gathering took place
on 1 wenty tblrd street between Third
and Fourth avenues In an unpretentious,
vacant house, and this first division ball
was conspicuous for its lack of furnish
ings, seats being improvised by laying
boards on spike leys and a box serving
as desk. T. T. Dodge opened as chief
engineer, and In due time proceeded to
tbe election of otnrers. Ibe original
hsll was probably in use some time, as
the record notes s quarter rent bill for the
extravagant priro of $4. After a time
tbe meetings took place in tbe master
mechanic's office at tbe Davenport shops.
Later, tbrouehtbi proverbial kindness of
Supt. Kimball, tie use of tha president's
room on tbe second floor of the Daven
port passenger nouse was allowed, and
continued to he our quarters until the
spring o( lboo, wnen a nice ball was
fitted up on llrtdy street below Third
Again in a lev. years was tbe division
located in Hock Island in the Siar block
on Hecond aveni.e. At last, through the
progressive tendmcy of a public-pirited
citizen. whs this Handsome building erect
ed and to bis liberality and good will are
we indebted ft r these spacious rooms
which are not second in their appoint'
meets to any division rooms in the
Division 60, curing its honorable exis
tence of a quarter of a century, has in
stalled twelve chiefs; of these, Hobbs and
Ewing each served six years. In all this
retrospect we niay recall with pride that
our division nes ever been to the fore,
and tbe recorC shows that from its be
ginning, substantial and ready aid has
been contributed in all Instances of trib
ulation to tbt order. Let us stop and
contrast our lurroundingg here tonight
with those of our founders. Well may
we felicitate ourselves that our fraternity
ia good, It ennobling and that we, as an
organization, I. aye been truly blessed.
Chief Bake' closing sentiment was,
"Now on with the cheer; let joy be uns
Tbe altar cloth is of rich plush, on one
end of which tbe monogram, "B. of L.
E," is workec, while on tbe opposite end
is a spray of t aisies and a sheaf of wheat,
The bible mark is of blue silk ribbon,
The commitue of ladies in charge of the
arrangements, Mrs. II. II. Baker, Mrs
James Mir fit id, Mrs. James Ewing and
Mrs. James Carl, had omitted nothing
thai would contribute to tbe pleasures
and success of the evening. On the front
wall of the room was the inscription
"Twenty-Oft i Anniversary of Division
60. B. of L. tbia being the ingenuity
of Mrs. Maxwell, daughter of the late
But one of the beat features was to
come, to-wlt: the banquet, and In thii
the skill and labor of tbe ladies was again
most strikingly manifest. The tables,
reaching the entire length ot the room,
had been arranged in the form of the
symbal of tbe order, tbe letter "E." Two
tables of the older folks were first served
and then the little people took possession.
There were no flying switches, but all
bad a clean and uninterrupted track and
there was no need of a headlight either
as a means of brilliancy or safety. The
green light of the safety switch was in its
place and all were sidetracked to the
tables in good turn and finally started
home on the main line, the guests having
special orders. AH signals were "come
ahead" and no signal of "stop" or "back
up" waa displayed during tbe evening,
nor was the red light of danger shown.
and Master Mechanic Mirfleld as he in
termingled generally with his men hsd no
why's or wherefor's to ask nor any faults
3 find as to "time."
The list of those present is appended:
E P Reynolds and wife. Division Mas
ter Mechanic James Mirfleld. wife and
child ren. Engineer H H Baker, wife and
family; Conductor Edward Dee and wife.
Kngineer F Maverty and family. Engineer
James Ewing and wife. Engineer W M
Johnston and wife. Engineer Geo Sjott
and wife, Engineer Solomon Stephens
and wife. Engineer Augnst Bauer and
wife, of Brooklyn, Iowa; Engineer Max
kley and wife, of Washington. Iowa:
Mrs Hawks and family. Engineer Stephen
Hoover and wife. Engineer James Smith
and wife.Engineer James Dyer and family,
John Tremann and wife. Engineer W S
Oilmore, wife and family, Mrs James
Carl and daughter. Mrs E B Cropper and
children. Engineer James George, wife
and daughter. Engineer W G Brindle,
wire and children. Mrs Frank Hamilton,
Paul Hamilton, Miss Fannie Hamilton.
Miss Eva Shields. Engineer A J Shields.
John Shields. Engineer Joe Le Claire and
wife, Iowa City; 8upt. of Waterworks
bn Murrin and wife, Engineer Frank
He-tny and wife, Mrs Sprague and chil
dren. Mrs Paskell Briecher, Engineer
John Briecher and family. Miss Atkins
son, Mrs Hodgson and family, Mrs J Z
Colburn and family. Miss Monarity. En
gineer J H Park and wife, Mrs Wm Ar
nold, Mrs Henry illiams. Bureau June
ion; Mrs Wm Scott. Engineer M
Bolts and family. Engineer John Scott.
Wm Dyer. Master Eaele. Mr Kinney. Mrs
Chas Pearson, Mrs Carl and children.
MtJStC AND SPEECHES.
Messrs. Otto Rudert, of this city, and
Alfred Moetzel. of Davenport, famished
delightful zither and violin music during
the evening, while Engineer Grou
per's little daughter, Hattis. sang "The
Flowers that Bloom in the Spring," very
weetly, and Mrs. Cropper and son,
Charles, played a piano duet that was
After all had partaken of the sump
tuous spread, brief impromtu speeches
were made by Engineers Ewing,
Ircorge and others, and when tbe
time arrived for the "all aboard" for
homo, the universal sentiment was, or
should have been at least, "long live the
engineers, and God bless their wives!''
There is a beneficiary insurance auxil
iary to the engineer's brotherhood, and
which has dispensed $2,000.0(10 in bene
ficiaries, and over 1 800.1100 for charitable
Engineer W. M. Johnston run his en-
trine nil the way fron. Brooklyn. Iowa,
yesterday without a bite. He was saving
up for Ibe banquet, and he did not regret
Chief Baker and Mrs. Baker had the
seats of honor at the banquet.
A 'ar lrrallrl at Mallar Mllh Met-I-
nua Coaarqororra.-Other Mlahapa
on the Koait.
The rear coach of train No. IS, on the
C, B & Q . which left Rock Island at
7;li last night, jumped tbe track at Sixth
street in Moline last evening, and Steve
Murphy, a brakeman, and Fred Fisher, a
passenger, were thrown off with consider
alii force. Murphy was seriously in
jured about the head and small of the
back by bruises and his leg waa cut se
verely. Fisher suffered several bruises.
All trains were delayed several hours in
consequence of the sccident.
Freight train No 43, coming this way,
broke in two near Briar Bluff last night,
and tbe second section collided with the
first and derailed several cars, causing
much delsy to other trains.
Conductor Aold'a train on tbe R. I. &
P. was forty-five minutes late last night,
caused by tbe breaking down of an en
gine at Wyoming, and blocking the track
which made it necessary to remake up
Auld's tiain before it could come on to
A FIREM AN'S DEED.
lift Slnrdrra a BrarSetswa Cltlarn fur
Aaaanlllnt; Him With, a Clnb.
A Beasational tragedy occurred at
Buardstown Monday night in which Henry
Bethuran, a C, B. & Q. brakeman, well
known in this city, shot and mortally
wounded a man whose name is Nelson
for assaulting him with a club. Tbe
facts as nearly as they can be learned are
that Bethuran had spoken disrespectfully
to his victim's sister and the latter at
tacked him wilh a club, and Bethuran
shot him. He died yesterday morntoB.
Bthuran, whose mother lives in - this
city, ts having his preliminary hearing
The call for a meeting of the bead
camp of Modern Woodmen of America
has aroused considerable anxiety in some
quarters evidently, as the following
anonymous circular under the startling
headlines: "Danger; Woodmen be on
Your Guard; Sicession and Disruption
Threatened," addressed to all M. W. A.
A trap has been sprung that is in
tended to break up the order if it is not
met and vanquished. Almost simultan
eous with tbe appearance of the scurrilous
Maul & Wedge, meetings were by insti
gation oi MCKlunie. held at Rock Island
and Woodstock. (He was in town and
dictated the action at Rock Island which
la a lot of resolutiona asking camps to
favor a called meeting at Chicago,
outside oi woodmen jurisdiction but at
McKinnie's office headquarters, to
enable him, now that his rascality
and overcharges nave been proven
by tbe official count, to carry out his
threat against tbe order which he
made when asked to resign (to use his
own words:) "rip tbe damned thing up
its back." Time and again he has as
sorted that he would cause the secession
of Illinois camps and disrupt the frt
ternity. In May last be revealed bia
scheme to recbarter and steal tbe man
atrement away from the lawfully elected
officers by rechsrter and convention of
camps. Neighbors: The proposed
meeting is for no laudable purpose, it is
inspired by malice and nurtured by re
venge. Tbe only man who bas not been
exonerated is the man who instigates the
It ia unnecessary to expend 30.000,
and assess the members aevety-flve cents
each to destroy our order. Stand by the
executive council and your bead consul,
and all will be well.
Romantic Marriage er a Caaple In
Reek Ialaa4 from mp the Roa4
On Capt. Tom Fuller's train on the C,
M. & St. P. which arrived at 11:15 yes
terday morning, was a handsome young
man and a very pretty but modest ap
pearing young lady, and the manners of
the twain denoted at once that a little
god, whose irresistible presence has been
the cause of much mischief as welt as
joy, had their fate in his hands. It was
subsequently learned that the young man
bad boarded the train at Savanna with a
ticket for Rock Island, and that at
Thompson three ladies had become pas
sengers, one of the three being the
pretty young woman who is the heroine
of this narrative. Tbe aforementioned
young man was to all appearances asleep
when the three ladies entered and re
mained so until the brakeman cried,
"Fulton." Tbe three ladies then got np
to leave the train, but the pretty one
only went to the door and then start
ed back. "Why are you not going to get
off here" spoke one of the others with
some surprise. "Oh, no," was the re
ply; "lam goingdowntothe crossing, and
will get off there." So saying, she bid
her friends good-bye, and as the train
resumed its way, the pretty girl tripped
her way up to the seat where the young
man was "asleep," and sat down in front
of him. It was not long, however, be
fore some influence supernatural or
otherwise aroused him, and by degrees
a conveisition between the young man
and the young woman sprang up. When
Conductor Fuller came around he
was surprised to receive from the young
man, a ticket on behalf of the young lady,
who had given him a ticket to Fulton
only, a ticket from Savanna to Rock Is
land. A number of traveling men and tne
brakemen who had been observing pro
ceedings for some time, and whose sus
picions bad been aroused by the mjster-
lous sleep of the young man, and the
failure of the girl to recognize him until
she had got rid of her friends, made up
their minds that there was romance
there, and they determined to have some
fun out of it. Finally a bogus tele
gram wbs prepared, and after the train
pulled out of a certain station, it was
presented by the brakeman to the
young man. It read:
"Arrest runaway couple from Thomp
son when train arrives at Rock Island,
and hold until you hear from me."
The young man read tbe notice with
an expression of surprise and then in
quired. 'Is this genuine?"
'Well I propose to get married any
way, be exclaimed excitedly as he re
ceived an affirmative answer, "and they
can't stop me in no such way as this.
They csn't scare me out. I am going
to get married as soon as I reach Rock
The scheme of the traveling men and
tbe brakemen had worked admirably, as
the prospective groom had unbusomed
himself without tbe least hesitancy and
the commercial tourists and trainmen set
tled down to enjoy tbe fruits of their
strategy and they enjoyed it all the way
to Rock Island.
In the afternoon a marriage license was
issued at the countv clerk's office to Mar
in Shephard, Jr., of Savanna, and Eva
A. Edgerly. of Thompson. Later in tbe
day there was a weddins; at the rectory
of Trinity iihrish and Mr. and Mrs. Shep
hard spent the first night of th eir honey
moon at tbe Harper, and left for Thomp
son this morning.
A KNOCK-DOWN' ARGUMENT.
Look at the ladarrnraia Offered I bin
Week at Ibe "W hy."
Their entire stock of children's knee
pant-suits, ages, 4 to 14, at the following
Suits sold at 2.tH) now tl.25
" 2 25 " 1 59
" 2.5(1 ' 2.00
" 3 00 2.42
" 8 50 2 75
" 4H) 2 95
" 4.25 " 3 12
" 4 50 " 3 50
" 5 00 8 88
" 6.00 " 4 50
" 6.75 " 4 90
" 7.50 560
" 8.25 " 600
" 9.00 6 50
" 10 00 " 7.00
Also special offerings in boys' flannel
waists and knee pants.
Remember the great clearance sale of
boys' clothing and come early in order to
avoid tbe rush at the "Why."
The XtwRrbaal Batldlas-
Tbe handsome new public school
building. No. 5 on Seventh avenue near
Elm street, a complete description and
cut of which has appeared in tbe Argus
was thrown open to tbe public for the
first time today, and was thronged with
visitors parents and other patrons of our
excellent free educational system. From
2 until 4 the building was inspected and
at an interval ex-President J. J. Reimers,
of tbe board of education, presented to
tbe school on behalf of tbe citizens of tbe
vicinity of the new school an elegant silk
flag. President Thomas fittingly re
jpondeJ. The corp of instructors as
signed to the new building is composed
Principal and teacher of eighth craile.
Miss Etta McDonald; seventh grade, Mies
Marie rJ. Kenworthy; sixth arrade. Miss
Jennie A. Kane; fifth grade, Mrs. Jessie
Litston; fourth grade, Misa Aueusta
C'rawlord; third grade. Miss Maria Sim
mon; second grade. Miss Lucy S Peetz;
first grade. Miss J. or a Gorman.
Henry Kroeger is janitor.
Tomorrow. Thursday, Dec. 5tb,
will sell 500 dozen handkerchiefs
wholesale prices as follows:
Ladies' white hem stitched embroidered
handkerchiefs, at 6c.
Ladies' hem-stitched handkerchiefs at
Ladies' fine embroidered handkerchiefs
at 10c; regular 20c grade.
Ladies' fine linen embroidered handker
chiefs 25c; grades at 15c.
Ladies' fine linen embroidered handker
chiefs 50c; grades at 25c.
Also a line of men's handkerchiefs at 3c
Children's handkerchiefs at 10c a doz
Call early and get first choice. The
aale will continue until tbia lot of 600
dozen are aold.
Pierre & Cos. New Yore Store,
1703 Second ave
Barrett Chapter No. 18, A. F. & A. M.
elected officers last evening as follows:
H P Fred Denkmann.
E Frank Robinson.
8 John L Lloyd.
C U David Sears
P S M M Briggs.
R A C J T Dixon.
Sec J R Johnston.
Treas Dr Magill.
8d V A P Pinneo.
2d V Geo McKissock.
1st V J H Drayton.
Sentinel Geo Foster.
Turkey dressed to order at May's.
Capt. C. W. Durham has returned from
Genuine open kettle New Orleans su
gar, 15 pounds for $1, at May's.
Remember the basement bargains at
McCabe Bros.; make a note of them.
There will be a masquerade ball at
Schueizen hall on the 13th of this month.
Dr. and Mrs G. G. Craig entertained
the up town progressive euchre club
Mr. H. B. Sudlow and; Col. Henry
Curtis are expected home from their wes
tern trip tonight.
Atkinson's "Bad Boy" company will
present the famous rollicking comedy
at Harper's theatre Friday evening of
The Phoenix Hose company has sold
its first purchase and bought a new horse
which the company thinks will fill all re
quirements. McCabe Bros', doll department is at
tracting the little girls and their mamma's,
in numbers exceeding the usual rush so
early in tbe season.
McCabe Bros, have just received a lot
of splendid quality 15 volumes of Dick
ens, which they effer at S3 13 per set.
New books arriving every day.
Mr. Fred DeBoard, of Hamlet, was in
tbe city today, accompanying his son,
who is just completing a course in Dun
can's business college at Davenport.
At the regultr monthly meeting of the
Rock Island Mutual Building and Loan
association last evening, loans were ef
fected to the amount of $6,200 at 19 per
Photograph Albums McCabe Bros,
have just opened a line' of albums that
puts to the blush all their former exhibits
of this line. Price and quality not
Geo. Mallatt, the C , B. & Q brakeman
who lost his leg last spring and bas oeeu
t bis home at Oregon since, is in the city
today, Tbe Burlington road gave him
5,000 and paid all bis expenses.
At tbe regular monthly meeting of the
Rescue Hose company last evening, a re
solution was passed voting thanks to
McCabe Bros, for the gift of f20 received
or promptness and efficiency at the late
Richard Langdon died at Alton yester
day afternoon, aged five years. The fu
neral will take place from Mrs. Ellen
Carne'a residence on Fourth avenue be
tween Twenty-sixth and Twenty seventh
streets at 2 p. m. tomorrow.
The book department of McCabe Bros.
contains double tbe amount of choice
reading matter they have ever before
shown, and they propose to make this
department the center of attraction for
book buyers ot the three cities.
A resident of the Fifth ward being
isgusted with the crossings at Third
avenue and Twenty-fourth street, h&s put
is men to work and constructed a good
walk of ashes and cinders across Third
avenue which every lady and gentleman
that has occasion to go down Twenty
fourth street will appreciate. Now a
decent sidewalk and crossing to the bridge
is in order.
The remains of James Downing, a pio
neer resident of Rock Island county, who
died at Fulton, Neb., Sunday, arrived
this morning, and were taken to Cordova
'or burial. Mr. Downing left this county
ast summer. He was about sixty-four
years old, had two sons in Fulton and
one daughter in Rock Is'and, Mrs. Frank
Hamlin. Two sisters, Mrs. Tinsman
and Mrs.' Johnson, live at Hillsdale.
Tbe remainder of the new cars for the
Moline & Rock Island line, the bridge
route and the full equipment for the Sec
ond street road in Davenport, were ship
ped from the Laclede Car company's
works in St. Louis last night. As soon
as they arrive the Elm street line will be
inaugurated. Supt. Schnitger will then
begin to look for the equipment for the
east loop of his new jug-handled route
in Davenport. "Bob-tail" one platform
cars have been adopted for this portion
of the system.
The ladies of St. Luke's Cottage Hos
pital guild are making elaborate prepara
tions for an entertainment to be held Jan.
16th next, and to have tbe novel title
'The Crowning of the King of Fame."
Arrangements are already well under
headway. Harper's theatre having been
engaged, and the affair, it is almost un
necessary to ssy, will be one of tbe most
novel as well as entertaining elocutionary.
musical and spectacular entertainments
ever given is the city.
Next Wednesday and Thursday, Dec.
11th and 12th, at Armory hall, a bazar
will be given by the ladies of tbe
Trinity church for the purpose of in
creasing their building fund. At 6 o'clock
each day an elaborate supper will be
served. This will be followed both even
ings by a Zjuave military drill by forty
young ladies supported by the Rodman
Rifles. At noon on Wednesday the la
dies will be prepared to serve a sump
tuous dinner, consisting of oysters in
various styles, hot turkey with all its de
licious accompaniments, plum pudding,
mince pies, etc.. to which they wish to
invite all their friends. Another im
portant feature of the bazar will be tbe
splendid display of fancy articles which
will be offered for sale.
Tbe report that Mitchell & Lynde bad
determined not to rebuild their bank
building cn Second avenue bounded by
East and West Seventeenth streets, is en
tirely unfounded. Mr. Phil Mitchell
stated laat evening that while tba coun
cil's action in declining to cede the fron
tage desired would interfere somewhat
with original plans, that nevertheless a
new four story building would be erected
early in tbe spring as far back as the
postofflce part, which will be raised and
remodeled to correspond. Mr. Mitchell
said furthermore that there was no dis
position on the part of Mitchell & Lynde
to blame the council, and that the only
regret waa that the firm could not carry
out its original intention of putting up a
much larger building than they now can.
Dec 2 Lottie E Stevens to Charles
Anderson, lot 6, block 2, Meeae & Hol
lands a;l. Moline, $300.
Josephine Johnston to John Claik. pt
at 4, 35. 16. 8w, 1.
Due 3 Estate of Johannea Anthony .
Inventory filed and approved.
Estate ot William Doenuecke. Inven
tory Died and approved.
Hard Coal Market.
Orate and egg, 7.50; atove. No. 4 and
nut. 17. 75 per ton, screened and deliv
ered; 25 cent per ton discount allowed
if paid within ten days. Cannel coal
for grates, f 6 per ton. Now ia the time
to buy. Blacksmiths' coal, ooke and
charcoal on band. E. G. Fbazkk.
A cook. Enquire of Mrs. Frank
Mixter, 723 Twentieth street.
A peculiarity of Hood's Sarsaparilla is
that while it purifies the blood, it im
parts new vigor to every function of the
Mclntire Bros, have a new and reliable
kid glove cleaner; cleans perfectly and
leaves no odor.
A few more boarders desired at Mrs.
John Westphal'a private boarding house.
408 Twentieth street.
Cbas. A. Steel, - Manager.
ONE NIGHT OSLT.
FRIDAY EVE., DEC. 6th.
The Always Welcome, -Ever Reliable.
Atkinson's Comedy Co.
Tb'. Br'ghteat! TheCleaneat! The Fnnnleat!
TheLonifeat! The Strongest ! The Beat I
Musical Coined) ever coneocterl.
Too all know It I Yon all like It.
Zouave Brass Band & Concert Orches ral
A Company stronger than ever before.
Actors I The Bad Boy !
BiiiKera! His Pal His Mat
Dancers! His Chum I HIsQIrl!
Specialties! The Ororerymanl
Novell les I The Policeman
Sensations! The School Cammittee!
In a New Grand
Feast of Frolirksome Fun !
Prices 75. 50. anil cr aernre apala at nanul
Place. iEO. W. HEATH.
Propiictor and Manager.
C. A. Steel, - - Manager.
OJ5E NIGHT ONI.T.
SATURDAY, EVE., DEC. 7th.
Kennedy, Williams & Magee
In Their Great Comedy Drama,
-Time Will Tell-
EX'TltACTS FROM THE PRESS:
'I.oiid applause showed the eatUfaction of the
amlience." New Vors. Herald.
"Time Will Tell' mad fun, and shit wilh the
lanre andience " Sew York Pres.
"Kennedy, Williams and Mai;ee were freely
applandi-d liy a large audiuncj." New Vork
'Time Will Tell'has the promise of a pood week
from last night' entliusiam in the audience."
New York Journal. .
"Time Will Tell' Is destined to ee; large favor
on the road." New York Evening Sun.
"If ld Father Time ever tells the folks
throughout the country of the fun that ia in
'Time Will Tell they will pack the theatrea at
every performance.' New York Evening News.
Prices, 75, 50 and 35 cents.
BURTIS OPERA HOUSE,
For One Night Only.
FRIDAY EVE, DEC.
A Fashionable Event
First appearance here on her Starring Toor of
tbe charming English I'ommedienne,
Miss Victoria Vokes,
Supported by Tbearle Cooiwr's comedy
company in a gtand double bill,
Tbe Eoili Diamond
Two blight, funsv farce comedies.
Prices St. 00. 75. 50 and 85 cents: Seats on sale
Wcdnej-dsy at 9 a. m.
just received, all to
be sold at
10 Cents Per Copy,
by mail 11 cents.
Identical wilh 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.
1625 Seconn avenue.
Under Bock Island Bonae.
Secured by First Mortgage,
rOB SiLI AT
6$ AND 7 PER CENT.
1KTXBIST COLLICTID WlTBOCT CHABSt.
No trouble or expense snared to secure choicest
Oar Fourteen yeara' experience and long ea
laoliehed local afencie gtve aa
Call or write for circular, or references.
meNicitipu Davenport Io.
in sens or
$200.00 and Upwards
For aale, secured on land worth from
three to five timea the amount
of the loan.
Intereat 7 per cent semi annually, collected and
remitted free of charge).
E. W. HURST,
Attorney at Law
Boocs 8 and 4 Masonic Temp'e,
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
on Improved Farms in tbe
Best Counties of Iowa.
The Farms were Inspected by
SIS Main St, DAVENPORT, IA.
HOLIDAY HANDKERCHIEF SALE. f
Inaugurate their annual Holiday Handkerchief Sale Dec. 2. They have always
shown the greatest variety and largest open stock in this vicinity, and this sea.
son'a offering surpasses all previous efforts. The low prices at which desir
able and beautiful effecta can be bought will surprise you. All are
suitable for Holiday presents. We have given np large space
in our store for this special display. You will have no trouble
to make selections. It will pay you to anticipate your wants.
THE BARGAIN OF BARGAINS.
Ladies' and Children's colored borders lc
Ladies, and Children's colored borders,
hemmed, 2c each; others at 3 and 4c.
Ladies' hemmed stitched, colored borders
and plain white, fine and sheer, best
you ever saw for the money, 5c each.
We have an immense assortment of the
above numbers, just as Rood as you
have paid 10 cents for; splendid assort
ment at 6, 7, 8. 10 and 12 cents.
Ladies' and Gent's pure linen, hemmed
stitched, initial handkerchiefs 28 cents;
won't last long and not enough to go
Gent'e large size colored borders 6c
Uents plain cord edee 5e
Gent's linen handkerchiefs 8c
Ladies' lace borders 9c
Ladies' linen, hemmed stitched 10c
Xlock Island. Illinois.
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We do not claim that we will sell you better goods
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
322 lirady Street,
Only $1,50 PER GALLON,
POST OFFICK BLOCK,
Ihav put on eale WX) pairs of Men's shoes at a dis
count of 20 cents on the dollar, and 300 pairs of Ladies'
shoes at ajliscount of 25 cents on the dollar.- These
goods must be sold to make room for new goods
tS"Call and see us.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, 1818 Second Avannn
ELM STREET SHOE STORE, ; ?
m Fifth Avenue. V -
And stacks of other good values ,ln drawn
work, white and colored bordered,
scalloped and other designs.
A choice assortment of Mufflers will be
shown during the aale, beginning at
Brocadt'd silks ;..
Japanese, all silk, hemmed stitch.
Japanese silk, beautiful borders..
Gents' hemmed stitched Jap silk. .
Gents' imitation silk
Still selling satins
suitable for all kinds of fancy work
, ROCK I8LAND. ILL.