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To ilvrtie tbal our store will be open
'nines iiDtil Christmas, we will place
ot' ll.t of genlli-meu'i roufflirt at 7c
t .it lot of children' wool mitts at
i . a pair.
ao in our book department 500 pa
r,.r tionnd Kini: Solomon's Mine at lc
- ,"!. 1'w Prince Oito at So. Quao
llmif'1 1' rlM;n customer. None to
,(hf r dealer.
x im li Oiio doll with bonnet 2c.
Wsi sailor dull drnMed with full
,,,Vr Miit 'JV. A'l kind of doll at all
kin'N "f pricea, c and saurer. datuarT
l,ri"iniiK ''. doll furniture, music
hKiff. rubber toy, glassware vase, gen
uint. .kin burses.
A lot of rtiiTMl mule collar 25c
I.iilirt' rubber overshoes 17 cent.
UM (!, a lot of men' rubber at 25c
Sull left a lot of gloria (ilk umbrella
.ill, g,!il ami silver bandle at 97c.
A bin line of Christina umbrellas at
twenti on Ih "dollar. Inrluiiiog the la-
,,,t nnveliie in fold, silver aiid special
,U ,., of handles.
, ,.,n h.'t tv!f allver plated dinner forka.
mi ,iiirn llvr plated traapnnn. Mc per doaeo.
u .1. -a'li allver plated daaaert and table
t. ! . Tl lWM1.
h ,1 pi"e l labia knlea?l 44 per deien, or T net aet ; alWer plated enaar aponna at Kc;
, .',..,! i.in'Hr kntrra at lUc. All ahove (node aia estra quality, triple plate, and are the greatrat
h.r. t- .'f ih.' -atHn.
1712. 1714. 1716. 1718. 1720 and 1723 Skcond Avbnuk.
Common Grades 3J cents.
Plain Gilt 4 rents.
Krubossed Gilts 10 to 15 cents.
Dorders from Jc to 4 cents per yard.
K W'e have derided to go out of the Wall Paper trade entirely
wmIi to rliwe oat tbe atnok.
KINGSBURY & SON,
1705 Secend Avenue.
House Furnishing Goods,
aGas Fitting Stock;
Geo. W. D. Harris,
Real Estate and Insurance,
239 Seventeenth rU., under Commercial
(Trim claaa Insurance at Imtaat rate.
The following are among
An elaaant rnprt on TentT-lhird streat;
ltg. Ikiuw Hn all OMdrrn Imanntmenl-; wiib
1 lot II. 1 11
$1 Jfci will bnr a f ool borne nf iihi room tvod
callar. well. rlat'm. barn and Sne ett ailxt-'M. ta
uca iif the be.t t.eiirhburtinoil. on Knnrth avenue.
A I rye brtra t"ue and lt. nlreiv kiraied oa
t'lurtb a.anua fur a ra.idraca or baaiiwM prop
err. A ("ori hoaae of iiine pon-e. xl cellar, well
an'l cittern 'xl lot anC baru, wall lucaled on
Taint avenaa. cheap
1 wo fund ranlian urea well located oa Third
A ruod parinrbnalne.a pr ipertr sear the C, R.
I a f. (wuri I
' or a. raa, with gimd IniiiroireaieBtt. on the
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Wall Paper, Curtains
AND ROOM MOULDINGS,
No. 1401 Second Avenue.
A handkerchief stock that obscure
11 would-be competition.
2.000 doeen handkerchiefs, all prices,
starting 2 for lc, or (So per dozen.
2c, 8c, 4c, Bo.
100 dozen pure linen colored bo p.
dered H. 8. handkerchiefs, one lot at 7o
and one at lot 10c, thej are both 25c hand
kerchiefs. We bought all there ere and
we place them on sale at above price,
quality and value guaranteed.
Two lota of ladies' white H. 8. Ini
tial handkerchiefs, 10 and 12c are worth
2 J and 25c.
One big lot of Ladle' pure linen EI.
8. handkerchief, with One hand embroiN
ered Initial at 25o. Rood value at SO.
Also a treat leader, large alze pure linen
Kent' It. 8. and fine hand embroidered
Initial bamtkerchieta, 25c, speak for them
selves. We also have every grade of
handkerchiefs up to the mo I delicately
hand embroidered one. In elegant Japan
ese and fancy embroidery silk bandkers
chiefs. We show a line not to be seen
elsewhere west of Cbfcago.
Child's decorated toy diMic ?n.
Brusse crumb knife and tray 8c.
Tbe latest, the newest, the best kept
to tbe last
4 erata par doarn, 49e per Moll foake
US ernta per Mt of S apnoaa.
apoona ai DM and fee per dole d,
, or l and 41c per
BAKER & CO.
Opposite Harper House.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
the many bargains offered
Two of the line it lots In Dodge addition, cheap
If taken soon.
A Ina (arm of ISDaerea, fond hon.e. elKht room,
lanre barn, era In re and all naeful bnidioya, orcb
am. rtinnintf water, hedge fenoe, etc., in Kara!
onlysfawof those Ine loU left In Mlxter's
'I wo nice high and dry lote In Howard's addition
on STth atrael. cheap If taken eouo.
A rood comer lot convenient to lower factories
A nlr dwelling with one half sera of land near
lha Milan atraet cara.
A (mid lot en the bluff in Rodman's sab-dWia-
-ju will hue s Boa H sore lot Just ootaida city
limiu, on b nil.
A food paring eoTner,'ptoperty on Third arjjia
A . jl
COMPARE THE TWO.
The ravement Undertaking
Rock Island and Davenport
Tfce Charaeter VBirorsalt f I he
1'''i the Preaaptaeaai With
Whieh It Was Deae la ThU City aa
Hew It la Betas Daae Ovi r the
There is now a desire to see Brady
street paved with brick from Front to tbe
park. That is, q iite a good marypeo
pie who live along that street sav they
would like to see it done. A msji rity of
tbe property owners might not im found
to concur In that idea now, though prob
ably the work will be done before long.
The Galesburg brick that has been laid in
Kork Island ia said to be showing evi
dence of wear much more plainly than
the Bardnlph brick, similar to otr own,
with which Supt. Schnitger pvi bis
treet car lines. Men who hv in ipected
them both say that the pavement 'bat has
been laid here beau anything of he sort
in the west. It ought to. The educa
tion contain all the good ideas f those
adopted in a dozen cities for th' laying
of brick pavement, and they havo been
most scrupulously adhered lo.--Demo-
The above I quite refreshing and tbe
criticism 00 the Rock Island pi.vement
are heartily appreciated to be sure; es
pecially a they are prompted by the keen
envy that la felt in tbe Iowa towc toward
Rock Island, which ha thus fa- led it
head and shoulders in street improve
ment enterprises. The Reck Islar d pave
ment shows tLe effect of usage, no one
will deny that, and for tLis r?i.son the
little patch that Davenport baa put down
may always look a little smooth' r on the
top. But tbe pavement in this city
was put down for practical use and
aot for ornament, nor with the one aim
of keeping abreast with a rival tity. The
two blocks and a halt that Davenport is
just completing have not been tested at
all yet. notwithstanding that thirteen
weeka bave already been cnnsjtned ou
tbe work, and all of that time streets bave
been blockaded for several b or ks on
each side, street cars stopped and traffic
generally impeded, and. oh, mj I a most
terrible ado made about tbe little un
dertaking. Mark tbe contrast ia Rock
Itland! where the people have beeo en
joying tbe advantages of six blocks of
paved street for two months, ind saying
nothing particular about it, tut quietly
ordering more, having planne 1 already
for twenty-five blocks for next season.
It I worth the while to Import and
compare tbe job completed ia Rock In
land and tbe one Davenport is still des
perately struggling with, litre there is
uniformity everywhere throughout tbe
paved district, not only in tl e regular
ity and evenrss of the surf a -e, but in
the curbing. Not so in Javenpnrt,
where one street interseciiot. is no on
tilts, while tbe next Is likely to be down
ia the hollow like a Chinese tpium den.
And tbe curbing! There is no more
tyle or system to it than there
Is to a crazy quilt. In one b ock there
Is no difference whatever tut ween tbe
grade of the street and tbn sidewalk.
liile in the next you have got to go
down a Bight of stair to ilesjtnd from
tbe curb to the street. IUrk drive up to
the walk and ou can reach tbe driver's
perch wiln scarcely any exertion. We
do admire the practice adnjted bv the
Davenport paper of making the moat of
their job of pavement, but ; do not feel
flattered by any comparisons that can lie
made with the Rock IalaoJ pavement.
But Davenport should keep t stiff upper
lip. It is only a matter of time when
everything is accomplishe I. Time it
take, anil "time will tell." Pome was not
built in a day. and we candidly think that
with favorable weather and I y religiously
preserving what ha been already done
that ten years from now wil see at least
one more block completed hi Davenport.
In the meantime Rock Islar. d will most
likely bave worn out its p esent pave
ment and Davenport can bave the felicity
of competing with Rock Island's next
Second avenue paving enterprise.
Faraaallr . harare With tbe Crime
Tbe Scott county grand j try yesterday
jturned an indictment ef six counts
against John Webb, for the McCausland
crime on the night of Oct. 29, UsU The
first count charges that Wei b entered the
house of Thos. McCausland with a loaded
pistol with intent to commit a public of-
fense, namely, to kill an 1 murder Mr.
McCausland. Tbe second count sets out
the came facts and cbargs in addition
that be actually did assault Thomas Mc
Causland. Tbe third count charges that
be broke and entered tbe dwelling bouse
with intent to assault M nnie McCaus
land. The fourth count charges that he
entered the dwelling houst with intent to
commit larceny. Tbe fifth count charges
that be maliciously threatened to do in
jury to Minnie McCauslat d and to cam-
pel her to do an act against her will
Tbe sixth count charges that he threat
ened to do injury to Minnie McCausland
with Intent to compel bet to disclose tbe
combination of tbe loci of a certain
Vlrwlaf II fhllaaapbieaily.
Tbe Davenport Timet man, who had
tbe unpleasant experience with the po
lice tbe other night, ih attempting to
view bis predicament pbi.naopbically and
also to Invert a plautibli excuse for the
extremely peculiar circt instances which
led to his incarceration Last night be
wrote tbe following for bis paper:
"O, my," exclaimed a young lady to me
on Brady street, as your man about town
nassed. "who is tbst iriiose lace Is so
bruised? Wby, I declare," ibe aaid,
"that's tbe reporter; who could have
treated him so sbamefillyT' Upon mv
informing her it was tbn police, she said,
"I think it a real shame, and for the work
be bas done in exposing tbeir delinquen
cies we women of Davenport should each
take a black-snake whip and soundly
thrash the policemen vbo pounded him
so shamefully." Plea. a present our sin
cere thanks to tbe 1 Dinted and true
American lady. Don't you tbink
change in tbe city govt rnment is Impera
lively demanded r
Taa t'aaaty Stalaaa.
Tbe board of supervisors met in regu
lar December sestiot. this afternoon
Chairman hmilb pre tiding. There are
two new members of the board, Supervi
sor Thoa. Campbell succeeding Harry
Bo lock in South Rod; Island and Super
visor W. P. Tindall succeeding W. C
Collins as assistant supervisor in Rock
There are numerouii important matters
to come up at the present session, loclud
ing the appointment of a poor farm
steward, the sidewalk on the Second ave
nu side of court house square and the
fixing of tbe deputy 1 nd livery hire, pris
oners' fare, etc., in connection with the
THE HOCK ISLAND
A FELINE WAIF.
It Waaderetf lata taa Arias Offlee
aaattae Offlee Bay Xf ae "Pie" far It
Wt Own It.
It wandered Into Argus office late one
afternoon last week and was so black
that it would not have been seen in the
gathering darkness but for tbe pitiable
"mew" that denoted its tribe and told
that it was lost. It was black, as black,
indeed, as a whole suck of black cats.
Tbe Arocs philosopher immediately
bailed the visitor with delight as an evi
dence of good luck, and receiving it with
all the tenderness imaginable placed it on
tbe elevator and hauled it up to the com
posing room with instructions that it be
fed and housed for the period of its nat
ura) existence. The foreman at once set
his wits to work contriving something for
the feline representative to eat.
"Give it some of the office boy's pie,"
put in one of tbe typos in his evident de-
se to relieve the foreman apparent
No you don't," shouted the urchin
from bis corner of the room.
"What will we give it then 7" asked the
foreman with as much concern as if the
object of his solicitude bad been a hu
man. 'The devil only knows what to give
it, interrupted another compositor, cast-
ng a side glance in tbe direction of tbe
Rats!" screamed the coming repre
sentative of the craft, "don't try to get
off any cute cracks on me in relation to
this matter. I ain't no devil any longer,
and if you say I am III get after vou
with a 'stick. " And during his exciting
gesticulations tbe office boy did furnish
pie" sure enough, and tbe cat made a
healthy diet of it for that night.
Early tbe next morning tbe office boy
learned that Sam Wright was in search
of a cat, and presenting it to him with a
bow. received his gratefnl acknowledge
ment. But tbe sequel is to come. That poor,
little shivering black cat was Jimmie
Dixon's latest importation from Iowa.i
and be threatens to sue Sam, tbe offlre
boy and all others concerned, for misap
propriating bis property. His indig
nation is tbe more intense he ssys be-
cau e the other night he met bis first
Maltese cat on the bridge but could not
xcuse himself from his company long
enough to capture it, and Mr. Maltese
walked by as impudently and as defiantly
as you please. Jimmie says be went
nto tbe cat business with hopes of find
ing a mascolte, but that be has found
more botheration and diabolical bard
urk than anything be eve? tackled.
A l.enaaa la ae lirawa.
Tbe Davenport DtmoeratUazetteAirn
a valuable lesson from tbe narrow escape
from suffocation from bard coal gasses of
the Misses Eablke, in this city, last Fri
day morning, and says:
People who use bard coal may recall
the fact that their stoves seemed to draw
very poorly Thursday and Friday. The
weather was warm and the air was
barged with moisture and was verv
light. It gave us a low barometer all
over the country. Upon this atmospher
ic condition alone can tbe suffotcation of
these two young women be explaiue.1.
Their stove was in good order, and was
regulated as usual, but the draught was
feeble that the ascending current of
ir was not sufficiently powerful to draw
the noxious gases, which are heavier than
ir, up tbe flue. They settled in tbe
stove, escaped into the room, and came
near killing its occupants.
Tbe intelligent householder should
draw a valuable lesson from this inci
dent. These instances of suffocation of
ten happen from carelessness in regulat
or tne stove; a door or a griddle-hole or
a magazine opening ia left open and the
gas escapes, but here is an instance of s
different sort. When the barometer is
iiK. wnen the air feela liebt and ia casilv
breathed and seems to actuallv taste
good, the stove will never draw back
ward as this one did. When it is damp
and breathing is difficult and the fire is
bard to keep look out!
On Thursday evening tbe great Irish
actor. Mr. Joseph Murpbv. will anpear
at Harper's theatre in his companion
drama to "The Kerry Gew." in which be
appeared to the largest and best pleased
audience of last season in Rock Island.
Sbaun Rbue" is tbe title of his new play
and the Detroit Free Preet says of it:
Joseph Murpby has conquered De
troit. With Lent, the memories of past
Indifferences and other bars against him.
he opened at Whitney's on Thursday
nitiht to a large audience, and be played
onaun itnne" again last night to a atill
larger audience. Hia artistic perform
ance was received with tbe most ems
pbatic signs of approval, and there is no
longer a doubt that be has solidly stab-
liahed himself in the favor of the Detroit
public, always coy, heretofore, but now
gracious to the point of enthusiasm. It
is a decided triumph for Mr. Murpby.
A man named Geo. Wright was arrested
on tbe bluff this afternoon Jot intoxica
tion and taken to the station.
The patrol wagon was called to Stew
art & Montgomery's store this afternoon
where a man named Anderson waa labor
ing in an epileptic fit. He was conveyed
to his borne.
A Second avenue citizen was carted to
the station on a dray iu a most lament
able state of inebriation by Marshal Bren
nan last evening, and this morning Mag'
Istrate Wivill imposed a fine of 93 and
Judge Adams last evening fined Geo,
i ork 120 and costs, and John T. Gra
ham f 15 acd costs, and sentenced each
to one day in jail on confession of guilt
on tbe part of tbe boys as to tbe Milan
depot robbery. Both boys were ordered
committed until tbe fines and costs are
paid or otberwiaa discharged, and efforts
are being made with State's Attorney
Sturgeon today to get them out.
Mr. Waiaer . Well.
Another satisfactory experiment b
been made at the artesian well on tbe
premises of Mr. Geo. Wagner's Atlan
tic brewery this morning. The entire
well baa been piped and the sulphur
water separated entirely from the sand
stone water by means of packing. This
morning a boy stood on the top of tbe
derrick tower, a height of seventy feet.
with a pipe, and the water came out of
the top of it with as much force as it had
below, and would probably have gone
much higher bad then been a means of
testing iL The sulphnr stream was
thrown a height of twenty-two feet.
tJ. 8. Siskal Orrica. I
Washington, D. C. Jec, 10. f
For the next 24 hours for Illinois
Rain, followed by clearer weather and
Distress after eating, heartburn, sick
headache and indigestion are cured by
uooas Barsapaniia. it also creates
Handkerchief sale at Mclnlire Bros.'
Bargains never cease at the M. & K
Special bargains in pants at the Golden
This evening at Mclntire Bros. 7 to 0
' Dancing school Wednesday evening at
Oxydized match safes only 23 cents at
the Golden Eagle.
Nice embroidered slippers, 75c; better
ones tl, at the M.& K.
Plush neckwear your choice ouly 50
cents at the Golden Eagle.
Hon. Bill F. Crawford, tbe Edgington
statesman, was in tbe city today.
It is a real genuine pleasure to look
through the M. & E. slipper stock.
Bargains in dress goads at Mclntire
Bros. 7 to 9 o'clock this evaoing.
$2.50 for gentlemen's trousers at the
Golden Eagle. Call and examine.
Be on hand each evening at 7 o'clock
for the special bargains at McCabe Bros.
Aren't those real alligator and silk
plush slippers at the M. & K. handsome?
Silk striped cashmere mufflers 35 cents.
all silk mufflers 85 cents at the M. & K.
If you want an idea what to buy for
Christmas, call at tbe M. & K. for point
ers 25 cents a yard mohair, twelve
shades, at Mclntire Bros, this evening
7 to 9 o'clock .
Tour choice of 5tX) different styles of
fancy silk handkerchiefs only 40 cents at
the Golden Eagle.
No where can you find as suitable, ap
propriate and sensible Christmas presents
as at the M. & K.
Gt-Dts' all silk fancy bordered silk
handkerchiefs only 25 cents at tbe Golden
Eagle. Please match this if you can.
Messrs. Phil Mitchell, of this city, and
Thos. Laflio, of Milan, left yesterday for
the Indian territory on a bunting trip.
The Modern Woodmen of Burr Oak
Camp No. 33. of Cordova, will give a
b:.ll at Marshall's ball Christmas eve.
6 75 for a fine all wool gentlemen's
brown chinchilla overcoat at the Golden
Eagle. Others ask ?3 50 for the same.
A very fine supper for 25 cents at
Trinity church fair each night Wednes-
and Thursday given at Armory
Have you a boy? If so buy him an
overcoat for Xuias. Tbe Golden Eagle
showing an elegant line from f 1.05
The young ladies' Zouave military drill
will be well worth seeing at Armory ball
Wednesday and Thursday nights. Ad
mission 10 cents.
This evening Mclntire Bros, sell Amer
ican mohairs or alpacas, tbe coming drees
goods, at 23 cents a yard 12 shades; 7
to 9 o'clock.
Wednesday night the attractive Trinity
church bazar will open with a lovely dis
play of fancy work suitable for Christmas
Thursday at noon a delicious dinner of
turkey, oysters and other dtlicaciea will
be served at Armory hall by Trinity
Kingsbury Jt Son bave decided to re
move their art store from Rock Island to
some city further west, immediately after
tbe holiday season.
Supt.H B. Sudlow. of the R. I. & P.
road, has returned from a business trip to
Cbicaga. He attended tbe auditorium
opening last evening.
Your choice of 88 different styles of
men's all wool pants only $2 50 at tbe
Golden Eagle; no pair in the lot worth
less tban f 3 50. Inspection solicited.
Just as e-a-s-y" to pick out suitable
goods for Xmas presents at the Golden
Eagle, and just as cheap, if not a little
cheaper than any store In this country.
Wby wouldn't a handsome silk um
brella, a fine muffler or a perfect pair of
Bhoes make a sensible Christmas present?
M.&.K. are showing exquisite lines,
prices way down.
Mr. W. T. Drips, of Sioux Falls, South
Dakota, is in the city for a few days'
visit with old friends. He is en the staff
of the Sioux Falls Argue Leader, one of
the best papers in South Dakota.
Felix Zimmerman leaves this evening
for Stuttgart, Germany, for a three
months visit. He takes the steamer
Ems from New York Saturday and ex
pects to celebrate Christmas with his rel
atives and friends.
From 7 to 9 o'clock on Tuesday and
Wednesday evenings McCabe Bros, will
sell a bunch of three nice black ostrich
ups lor iu cents a buncu to any cuss
tomer buving a bat at the same time
Notwithstanding the extreme mild
weather the Golden Eagle is ' bound to
make overcoats go and consequently bave
slashed prices. If you are passing by
stop and see a few they bave on display
in tbe front of tbe store.
Ten cents for a bunch of nice black
ostrich tips on Tuesday and Wednesday
evenings only, from 7 to 9 o'clock, to
any customer purchasing a bat at tbe
same time from McCabe Bros., to adver
tise. Open evenings.
Time will tell what you are going to
get for Xmas, but if you intend purchas'
ing any mufflers call at the Golden Eagle
and look over the immense line. They
proudly claim to be showing a larger,
Oner and cheaper line tban any store in
tbe three cities. Prices 15 cents to $5.
To advertise that their store will be
open evenings until Christmas, McCabe
Bros, will announce some special bar
gains for every evening this week from
7 to 9 o'clock. Ou Tuesday and Wed
nesday evenings it will be ostrich tips
10 cents a bunch to every one buying
Messrs. E. B. McKown, F. W. Lang
and Frank Nadler returned Ibis morning
from Sterling, where they attended
conference of 1. M. C. A. societies of tbe
Rock Island district. A Y. M. C. A.
wss organized in Sterling with fifty eight
charter members. Rev. W. S. Marquis
who was also present, went on to Cbica
, Everts' Commandery Knights Templar,
last evening decided to furnish the kitchen
and dining room in Masonic Templo with
dishes, silverware, ceoking utensils, etc.
so that when a banquet is to be given tbe
commandery will not be obliged to scour
the county for the wherewith to serve
their friends. A committee composed of
Sir Knights Carae, Willerton, Robinson
and Sears, were ont on a purchasing ex
pedition this morning.
A few days ago a Sioux City lady,
whose husband does not take the local
papers "because there is no newt in
them," called on a neighbor who Is in tbe
newspaper business and asked for some
eastern newspapers to read. She was
given several, and among them happened
to be Sioux City weekly paper. She
DECEMBER 10, 189.
1 took thtm home and her husband went
I . V. 1. .1. 11 ,U- 1 1
lUKUUgU IJJCU1 llt even UJO w CC1J. vruc
of the fifBt things he saw in tbe latter was
his property advertised to be sold for de
linquent tsxes. He went to the treas
urer's office the next morning and paid
f50 taxes. Even a cigar store Indian can
see the moral in this.
One of the most convenient, valuable,
and unique business table or desk calen
dar, for 1890, is the Columbia Bicycle
calendar and stand, issued by the Pope
Mfg. Co., of Boston, Mass. Tbe calendar
proper is In the form of a pad of 366
leaves, each 5Ji2J inches, one for each
day of the year, to be torn off daily, and
one for the entire year. A good portion
of each leaf is blank for memoranda, and
as the leaves are not pasted, but sewed at
the ends, any entire leaf can be exposed
whenever desired. By an ingenious des
vice, tbe leaves tear off independently
leaving no stub. The portable stand,
which holds the pad, contains pen rack
snd pencil bolder, and is made of solid
wood, brass mounted. Upon each slip
appear quotations pertaining to cycling
from leading publications and prominent
Tbe Moline Dispatch devotes consider
able of its valuable space to a confession
that it was the paper alluded to by tbe Ar
gus as making pretentions of its wonder
ful circulation and adopting illegitimate
means of substantiating those assertions
on its part. The Allocs raises no objec
tion to the Moline paper's brags and
boasts, as those who crow tbe loudest, as
a rule, bave the least to crow about. The
Arous, as before stated, would not dis
courage the pride that a paper may take
in itself or its circulation, but it doei
condemn the practices tbe Diwatek bas
adopted of sneaking into the mail boxes
at the postoffice, and then charging tbe
citizen who innocentlv takes it out. a
year's subscription. The circulation so
secured is not legitimate.and is not worthy
of bosbting of.
Rapids City. Dec. .
Miss Rachel Wainwright returned to
Omaba Thursday last.
r rank Moore, of Chicago, is back in
his old place with A. J. Johnson, as clerk.
Mrs. Lizzie Bland, of Colon. Sun-
dayed at her mothers. Mrs. R. M. Mitch
George Wainwright is attending the
Iowa Commercial College, at Davenport,
Clias. Biorklund is back from Norris.
called by bis wife's injury as de
Mrs. 8. Vederslrom and daughter Min
nie, of Gypsum, Kan. .were visiting friends
in town ine past week.
t MrCarl. manager of Mrs. R. M.
Mitchell's store, has put in a complete
ine or tinware, pumps, etc.
ii you wish to get in an argament visit
the blacksmith shop, listen a while, and
then take a band in. Politics and farm
Jno. Devinney, while at Barstow re-
cenlly.had his road cart pretty thorough-
smashed up by tbe horse becoming
scared. Fortunately be was not in it at
Mrs. E. Biorklund while out walking
Sunday, stepped on a loose plank in the
coal dumps formerly used byT. Williams
and fell so as to injure her quite severely.
She is still confined to the house, but is
The Globe hits tbe nail squarely on the
head. If the "Tuffs" from up that way
would s'ay away from here Rapids City
wouM be very orderly. It is not likely
that our citizens that will patronize the
We pay 2iMl,0X1.000 in taxes yearly
to England. As the United Stales is an ag
ricultural producing country, and our
armtrs tbe rork and bulwark of our
country, l,89i,4H farmers must pay
this enormous tax to be allowed to
enjoy tbe protection system advocated by
the party republican.
raste tbis in your hat: Every farmer.
farm hand and dairy maid, pays yearly
60 for the privilege of being a farm
er, a farm hand or a farm girl. How do
you like it? Do our mill owners and
railroad kings pay anything for being
such? Not a cent. Whv? Protection
protects tbe rich to rob tbe poor.
' J A Johnson to S J Hawthorne, part
sw 4. 30, IS, 2w, $181).
J F Heck, by conservator, to Gilpin
Moore, pt n 2, nw 4, ne 4. 8, 17, lw,
J G Heck to Gilpin Moore, pt n 2. nw
4, ne 4. 8, 17. lw, $ 150.
Estella Gould to Gilpin Moore, pt n 2,
nw 4. ne 4, 8, 17, lw. $727.
E E Heck to Gilpin Moore, part n 2,
nw 4, ne 4, 8. 17. lw. $725.
9 Insanity of Simon Gordon. Ver
dict, insane and not a pauper. Ordered
committed to Northern Insane hospital
at Elgin, and committed to county in
firmary pending his admission to hospi
tal. LICENSED TO WED.
7 John Shean, Elizabeth Simmons.
10 Geo H Baumbach. Willa M Bab-
cock, Rock Island.
A lHa At Sunday Kc.hf.ol.
John C. Vulnoe. at Wt Fourth atroat. has
spitz dog that wears, ou week days, about
his neck a collar of yellow ribbons, while on
Sunday be is adorned with a rosette of red
ribbons (over bis ears) and alvan taken to
Sunday school, lie is a very proud dog then.
and swnis to enter thoroughly into tbe spirit
of the exereises with such earnestness and
understanding that he has acquired tbe rep
utation of a thoroughly devout dog in the
neighborhood. Yesterday search failed to
find the red ribbons, aud Sam Jones (that's hia
name) was obliged to submit to tbe week day
buucb of yellow, and thus equipped he was
taken to Sunday school.
It may seem improbable, but it is a fart,
that there was a marked change in tbe dog.
Instead of frisking ahead of the girls and
chasing every wicked cat out of the street
and barking at every dog not going bis way,
he slitiked along behind the girls. Instead of
wearing his tail pompadour, be carried it
banged; instead of attracting attention, be
seemed to endeavor to avoid publicity
much as possible. lie crawled under the seat
instead of sitting iu plain view and looking
as though to sue (hat everybody was looking
at him, and he went bome in the same dole
ful mood. The action of this dog, instead of
throwing him in disrepute, is by tbe family
regarded as a credit to hia faculty of ob
servation. Cincinnati Times Star.
A Dog at tli. Railway Crowing.
Passing alone West Fourth street the other
day while the gates wqw being lowered at
tbe railroad crossing I saw au English setter
rush in ana take bis stand by tbe track,
When the gate was down ha rose on his
haunches, and resting his front paws against
the gate, be stood in that position until the
train had passed. Turning his head be saw
the last car go by, when he dropped on all
fours and walked slowly away. I was told
that it was bis custom whenever ha aaw the
gate being lowered to rush in and guard the
crossing, and that he would allow no one to
get beneath the gate until the train bad gone
past. by he does It 1 don't know, but be
made a very noticeable and pretty picture as
ha stood here, guarding the gate. Boston
Thomas Thompson was summoned, aay the
London correspondent of The riew York Tri
bune, as a juror in tbe Oweedora trials.
"My lord," aaid Thomas Thompson, "I wish
yon to excuse me from serving, for I am suf
faring from a great many mental diseases.''
Mr. Justice Gibson What are your mental
Thomas Thompson Cramps and rheuma
I isms, my lord.
There wer roar of laughter, in which Mr.
fustic Gibson Joined, and Thomas Thompson
All kinds of plating done at tbe Rock
Island plating works at reduced prices
auring the Holidays.
Two forms with but a single chair. two
mouths which teem as one.
Buford Post, 243, G. A. R, at its reg
ular monthly meeting last evening elected
officers for the ensuing year as follows:
Commander H. O. Harris.
8. V. C. E. Wilcher.
J. V. C. G. E. Gardner.
Chaplain Sev. G. W. Que.
Surgeon Dr. E. H. Bowman.
Q. M. F. C. Hemenway.
O. D. J. H. Park.
O. G. B.M. Ells.
Delegates to tbe State Encampment
J. A. Montgomery, H. C. Ashbaugh and
W. A. Scbmitt
Alternates W. A. Norris, W. J. Ran
som and J. H. Park.
Commencing this evening and contin
uing each evening, the Fair will offer
special prices in each department.
25 bobby horses 51 cents each.
Large red painted chairs 29 cents.)
Tbe biggest doll perambulator 29 cents.
See tbe Fair special prices on dolls in
their big "adv." in another part of the
Card ef Thanks.
I, the undersigned, wish to express my
thanks to relatives and friends for their
sympathy and assistance at the bedside
and funeral of my dear wife.
"There's uothing half so sweet in life
as loves young dream." Now about
this there is some diversity of opinion.
Some giving preference to a good article
of taffy, but there are few things any
sweeter than ease after a racking pain,
snd tbis is only gotten by using Salvation
A. cook. Enquire of Mrs. Frank
Mixter, 723 Twentieth street.
Have your knives, forks and spoons re-
plated at the Rock Island plating workf ;
an work warranted.
Mclntire Brop. have a new and reliab'e
kid glove cleaner; cleans perfectly and
leaves no odor.
C. A. Stiil, - - Manager.
(INE KIOBT ONLY.
TIITJRSDAY, DEC. 12tii,
The diatingni-heri Irh Comedian and
to Fred. Marsden's great Irian drama.
12 th StAsoif ltth.
Tbe companion drama to Kerry Oow, and
meeting with eqnal auccesa.
Act I Driven from Home.
Act II There's lour Leave.
Act 111 They're gone gwlmmtne.
Act lv lue Bogs Cleared Away.
Mr. Mnrrthy will be pnnnorted hr th nnn(r
leading artretw, .Him BKLLKhELVlLLE
and a care'nily n leeted dramatic company.
. " - . , .... , n-rorvea aeaia 10
be had at uvual place three days in advance.
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 pricee.
Call and see for yourselves.
1635 Seconn avenue,
Under Rock Island Hons.
Secured by First Mortgage,
OS aALB AT
6$ AND 7 PER CENT.
Ixtibist Collected Without Chasse.
No trouble orexDenae (Dared to seen re choicest
Our ourten years' experience and long es
tablished local agrenciaa give ua
Call or write for circulars or references.
tt&ft(&Ttru Davenport lo.
IB cb or
$200.00 and Upwards
For sale, secured on land worth from
three to five times the amount
of the loan.
Interest 7 per cent semi annually, collected ana
remitted free of charge.
E. W. HURST,
Attorney at Law
Booms S and t Masonic Temple,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
on Improved Farms in the
Best Counties of Iowa,
The Farms were Inspected by
C. A. FICKE,
SIS Main St, DAVENPORT, IA.
Want to assist jou, if possible, in planning for and selecting your Holiday gift.
Keeping nothing but Dry Goods exclusively they are in a position to serve you well
during tbe coming two weeks. Epceial care has been taken in selecting
goods appropriate for the Holidays, useful as well as ornamental.
The following mentioned will make a suitable Christmas present for
Silk Dress Patterns. Wool Dress Patterns
Beautiful Table Linen and Napkins in Set. In plain fringed and
Plush Cloaks, Newmarkets, Portiere and Lace Curtains..
Elegant Fancy Towels, and many other desirable things which they
will be pleased to show you.
Beautiful Handkerchiefs stacks of tbem.
New effects in Silk Handkerchiefs, 25c up. -
Silk limbrellas. Bed Spreads.
Table Linens, Napkins, 8hawls,
Lilies White Aprons, beautiful assortment. -
Handkerchef sale is still in progress. The largest, handsomest and
cheapest assortment lc, 2c, 8c, ud to fine grades.
Rock Island. Illinois.
lrmi&k a g a 3 til
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X-MAS GOODS. I
This year our assortment is twenty times greater
than last year. Tn albums, stand, vase and hanging
lamps, we have always had the lead. This year we
have a full line of Furniture and Carpets in connec
tion, also a fine stock of the best quadruple plate, sil
ver Hollo ware and Roger Flat Ware. Over 150 dif
ferent styles and designs in Fancy Oak Rockers
and Cnalrs."liaalesl)arior'aeBTi., -booit ova, etc., at
our popular low prices and suitable for Holiday Gifts,
The C.F. Adams Home-Furnishing House
322 Brady Street,
Only $1,00 PER GALLON,
KOHN & ADLER'S,
POST OFFICK BLOCK. , ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
ROCK ISLAND HOUSE BARBER SHOP
AND BATH ROOMS.
pcred throughout aud the balb ruome racarpated, la fact eTarjUitng ta WamUlaaa aha!
I have put on sale 600 pairs of Men's shoes at a dis
count of 20 cents on the dollar, and 800 pairs of Ladies'
shoes at a discount of 25 cents on the dollar. ' These
goods must be sold to make room for new goods.
I3f0all and see us.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.
CENTRAL BH0E STORE, 1818 Becond Annn
ELM STREET SHOE STORE, ""'
M89 FUth Avenue.
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