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Cook Stoves Ranges,
RIVERSIDE OAK STOVES.
Boynton Celebrated Furnaces,
MASON & DAVIS'
Wrought Steel Ranges
and Steel Dome Furnaces.
;-i7"EstimaNs for Heating and Ventilating furnished on ap
plication. DAVID DON,
KU7 Second avenne, Rock Island, Ills.
Pictures, Frames, Stationery and Wall Paper.
WWe mfin business a we will remove from tin- city
about February lit.
KINGSBURY & SON,
1705 Secend Avenue.
UNTIL JAN. 1.
Willi every onlt r of Cabinet Photographs we will present an extra
I'nniii hands'irnt'lv framed in a gold furnished frame, well worth $1,00.
We would suggest that parties who wiih to send Puutos abroad for
I l.f Huliilavs would do well to engage a lilting at an early date.
To 1725 Second Avenue,
OVER THE RIVER,
COIr. OF BRADY AND SECOND ST.,
THEY WILL DISCOUNT ANYBODY'S PRICES 0N-
OOTS and SHOES
OF ALL KINDS,
and pay yoar way over and back besides. TRY THEM.
tSPAll Goods as represented, or mony refunded
The Davenport Shoe Co.,
COR. BRADY AND SECOND,
Geo. W. D. I-leirris,
Real Estate and Insurance,
S3B Seventeenth Ht., under Commercial
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the many bargain ofTcred:
Two of Ik Iii.'.i lot. In Dodge'a addition, cheap
tr laaen soon.
A one larm of lnarn, rood hnne. eieht ronai
larire barn, irratn ry anil all neefiil bniilinj.. nrr.a
anl, rnnninir water, hrlfe fence, el' .. In Itnral
only a faw of thne line Int. left In Milter
1 w.i nira hlirh and ilry InU In Howard1, addition.
on H.lh .tract. cheap If tek n .nm.
A ffiMxl ro'n.r lot convenient to lower fartorie.
A nice dwelling wild one bait cre of laud bear
the Milan .treel r.r.
A "! lot -B the bluff In Kixlman'a .nb-divi.
t Mi will hne a line ' sere lot Just ont.liln clif
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THE CITPS WELFARE.
The Improvement Association Dis
cusses Numerous Projects.
ai MeetiBC tae Mat
ter. Whlek Before It .-Keao.
The regular monthly meeting of the
Rock Island Citizana' Improvement asso
ciation wii held last erenlng. President
Hsss in the chair, while In the absence of
Secretary Medill. Mr. E. H. Gajer was
selected to act in that capacity. There
was quite a good attendance, ncluding
several members ot the city council.
After numerous matters of a routine na
ture had received attention, th commit
tees were called, and Mr. Wm. Jackson.
from the committee on public buildings
and grounds, spoke of the attiti ds of the
council toward the
PARK COMMISSIONER. ORDI0NCK,
and set forth very plainly that t was the
one purpose of the ordinance to provide
for a systematic plan of sare of the parks
and to have men whose otter duties
would not exact so much of their time
that they could not give a certai t amount j
of special attentiou to the parx subject.
lie believed there were always other du
ties more exacting and deman ling more
immediate attention on the part of the
aldermen, and that in the ban Is of men
whnee special sworn duty wi.s to look
after the parks, they would receive more
constant attention and care. The sys
tem had been productive of admirable
results In other cities, and Mr. Jark-
m would like, he said, to see t tried at
least, in Rock Island.
Mr. Cirse then offered the following
resolution, which passed unan;moul;:
Reolrtd, Tht this association a p.
prow the park commissioner ordinance
recently presented to the city council, and
respectfully request that bono -able body
to pass the ordinance that tha plan for
he care of the parks therein embodied
may be adopted for trial.
President II ass made a verbil report on
the viaduct situation. Two provisions
required attention, he said. First, was
the one that the city pay a por .ion of the
cost and this by reason of the recent re
commendation of Chief of Ordnance
Benet, he believed would be 'iibdrawn.
But another was in regard t damages
which very likely would be sought by
property owners wbo may think the im
provement detrimental to their interests.
It was very important that some pros
visian be made for these damiges by the
It was the opinion of ex Major Henry
Carse that the city council si ould adopt
a resolution assuming the responsibility
for these damages and to Lav,- the same
ascertained by the proper co idemnation
Capt. John Peels called the attention
ot the association to the fact that the city
had purchased property to den Twenty-
fourth street, but bad not rfected its
dedication, and the city Ureal y the owner
of a strip of 40 feet of abutting property.
Remarks were also made by Messrs.
August Huesing and A. M. Bl kkesley.and
the following resolution haviag been in
troduced by Mr. Wm. Ji.ckson. was
"Resolved, That the city ct uncil be re
quested to take official action in relation
lu the assessment or settlement of dam
ages that may be claimed by reason of
the proposed construction of a viaduct to
the end that all preliminary matters msy
be settled to the satisfaction of the Lnlted
Stales authorities in case the construction
of the viaduct be undertaken by the gov.
ernment, and that the city council take
such further action as may le necessary
to secure me cession or tba slreel for
viaduct purposes, and that toe secretary
of this association forward a copy of this
resolution to the cily clerk tc be present
ed to the council."
THE PEDDLER KCTBAHCE.
The subject of itinerant tradesmen,
which the Arocs has beet calling at
tention to for some time, was brought
up and discussed, and finally the ap
pended resolutions offered ly Mr. Wm.
Jackson were adopted:
Whereas, The success cf our retail
merchants contributes to lha progress of
our city and the comfort ai.d prosperity
of their employes, and in proportion to
their success will secure to ojr city taste
ful and substantial stores; snd
Whereas, Our merchsn s are com
pelled to pay a large amount in taxes
and thus support our loca government
and pay ita ezpenaes; therefore be it
Revolted, That this aaaocit lion respect
fully requests the city council to ex
ercise the power Riven to r. by law. and
pass such ordinances relating to peddlers'
license that will fully secure to the people
and retail dealers such protection again st
these itinerant dealers tbi.t experience
and public policy demands. We also re
quest the city council to enact such or
dinances as will protect tt e people and
their homes from the antoyances and
trespasses of tramps, and tiat the secre
tary of the association forward a copy of
this resolution to the cltt city clerk to
be read at the next meetii a of the city
Letters were read by the tecretarj from
Senator Cullom and Congressman Uesl
acknowledging the receipt of the associa
tion's resolution with reference to a re
duction in letter postage to one cent, and
expressing themselves as fa rorable to the
The much discussed bankruptcy law re
ceived its share of attentisn; and a plan
for filling up the slough was in-
toduced and was generally discussed
The sentiment of those ad"ocatlng a plan
of doing away with tliis irreat detriment
to the city was that it bad b sen an eye-sore
long enough and unless a move wss made
looking toward a remedy, t would stand
for the next fifty years. The association
and the council will, it is hoped, be able
to agree upon some plan for wiping out
the slough. The general appearances ss
well as the sanitary welfare of the city
demands that something be done in the
Alex Erickson, John Eurligham. John
Iioso and John Bradshaw were in the
police court this morning charged with
intoxication. Erickson as fined f 5 and
the others 93 and coats by M agistrate
Officer Mulqueen arret ted on Moline
avenue last evening, Coond Fleckenstetn
who waa driving from Moline with i
muie team aitacnea to a farm wagon
which bad brought him from Ottawa,
where he la wanted for daerling his wife
and children and leaving numerous credi
tors. Be had 60 in his possession and
was masing tracts rr the country
Weather re seas.
TJ. 8. 8 :eiUL Optica,
. For the next 84 he on for Illinois
THE BOCK ISLAND
A Paiater far Mowae r tae Caaater
traces aftbe lty...Tay SJawald be
Mere I'aefal aaa laa awlflereat.
"When you are advocating improve
ments such as tend to advance the busi
ness interests of the city, why don't you
say something about clerkst" inquired a
lady of an A Rous representative yester
"If you have a minute to spare, listen
and I will explain this assertion more par
ticularly. I don't desire that this should
apply to all the clerks in the city, but
there are some those employed in one
Second avenue house in particular wbo
by mending their ways would contribute
in no small way toward advancing the
business interests of their employer, and
consequently of the city. The reason is.
this: if a shopper does not receive
the proper attention in our business
bouses here, she will go where ebe does,
and the way to increase business
to encourage those wbo trade, and
those on the outside of the coun
ter are not treated with civility by
those behind it, what can yon ex
pect New I am getting at what I orig
inally intended to say. If a lady goes
into a store, as 1 did this morning, and
sees three different clerks entirely disen
gaged who simply view her with an air
indifference and make no advances
whatever to show her attention: whose
expression speaks as loud as tbeir tongues
could stale it 'if you want anything, ask
for it. if you don't, pass on to the next
store; I am here for ornament and don't
want to be disturbed,' It rather disgusts
The thought has struck me that some
of these clerks have gotten into their
beads, that they are indispensable, and
that it is great condescension on their
part to discharge the duties they are hired
to. As for me I don't feel exactly like
asking too many 'accommodations' of
these ornamental creatures, and I think
there are many others who will feel
about the same."
I have reference to but one business
house in Rock Island in this respect and
do think the clerks there employed
must have been taking lessons in the Fair
store in Chicago, or some where else
where they are noted for tbeir indiffer
ence to tbeir customers."
A Herae Tairf t'eilea.
The horse thief is still abroad in the
ocality and Mr. W. P. Tindall and others
should lock their stables before tbeir
horses are gone. A bold attempt to get
away with an outfit was msde at Moline
the other night which the Ditpatch de
scribes as follows:
Mr. O. Child, who boards at Pierce's
Belmont restaurant, keeps his two horses
in a stable in the rear of the Third ave
nue auction store. Just east of this
stable is an open-end shea for a wagon.
Air. Child did an unusual thing last night
and it wss lucky for bim that he did. He
went to the stable very much later than
usual at 10 o clock at nigbt. As be was
unlocking the doer, on the alley, be beard
quite a noise inside the stable, but thought
it was mane by the horses. On getting
in, however, he discovered that his four-year-old
mare had been bridled, the bal
er untied from the stall, and every prepa
ration made by some one to mount her.
Still further investigation showed that
the would-be thief had operated from the
wagon-shed, had torn a board off the
table, thus effecting an entrance. lie
then proceeded to bridle the mare, and
was in the stable and getting ready to un
bolt the door when Air. Child opportunely
arrived, forcing the thief to abandon his
project and make a hasty exit through
tbe opening in the wall which be bad
made. While Mr. Child was making his
investigation tbe foiled stable-burglar
fled. The door was so fastened that" it
could be unbolted from the inside with
out a kev.
Dr. and Mrs. Carter's little son. Jamie
Orne, died last evening at 6 o'clock of
dipbtheretic croup, aged one year and
ten months. Tbe affliction is great ins
deed to the parents, whose little son was
tbe source of so much hope and pride to
them. Doubly severe must their grief
seem, that it is the second time within
a few weeks that tbe dread angel who
loves a shining mark has eatered tbeir
household and claimed one of ita treas
ures, liefore it was their infant son.
Jamie was taken very ill while Mrs.
Carter was visiting her father. Dr. Whit
ney, at Pawtucket, R. I., about eighteen
months sgo, and Dr. Carter went east and
nursed tbe little one safely through to
health again, but this time it was a dread
ailment that baffled the combined skill of
some of the best pbyaiciana in tbe city.
Tbe funeral occurred this afternoon and
A Ia rail.
Mr. John Erell, a cornice worker in
the employ of Noflsker & Haverhill,
while at work on tbe new M. E. church
building last evening.made a misstep and
was precipitated to the ground, a dis
tance of twenty five feet. He landed in
such a manner as to break bis right
ankle and to bruise bis bead and body.
Tbe sufferer was taken to tbe borne of
bis mother, Mrs. E. Erell, 1804 Third
avenue, and Dr. Cowden summoned. It
was at first thought the injured limb
could be saved, but since, fears are enter.
tained that amputation will be necessary
above tbe ankle.
'naiallaeatarr te Klder Head.
Elder Head publishes a paper called
the Rork Island District Jfethodist and
World Wide Missums.iu which we find that
tbe Rock Island district msde an advance
In lines of benevolence in tbe psst year
of 9727 95. Tbe entire conference made
an advance of $1,875. Had tbe other
districts kept pace with the Rock Island
district, the advance would have been
nearly $4,000. This spesks volumes for
the district under Elder Head s charge.
Advrrtlaea Llat aflutter Ma. SI
Li.tof letter ancalled for at the Poatofflca at
Kock Island. KocK laland county, Illlool.,
IMC. 13, 1SHV.
Brewer 1 W
Coolejr n M
Mlrnbam Mr 8ne
Miller it M
Moore 1 h
O Hare Kdw
Oweo Mix Lottie cof
Tba New Hoi land
Mone David boa 8
WbeekM-k bam box 1074
Yelter Cha H tt Man
Wllsoa C W
Moore W A
Ql.e tba number of flie lint when rail In for
ad.ertiaed letter. IIOWAKD WKLLS, P. M
The Improvement Guild of Trinity
church desire to tender tbeir grateful
thanka to Capt. Will Channon for bis
valuable services in organizing and drill
ing the young ladies for tbe Zouave mil
ltary drill, to tbe young ladies who par
ticipated, to the Rodman Rifles for tbeir
kind assistance, and to all ethers wbo
gave their services to the guild in their
13 Estate of N- J. Hubbard. An
swers by defendants Pauline R. Brown
Erneat R. Stephenson, E. C. Stephen'
son, Josiah Stephenson and Anna C Par
son, filed. Testimony.
AT THE THEATRE.
Joaepa Xarpay la "Mhaaa Khae"
te a Bis Htssr,
Tbe Rock Island theatre going public
appreciates an entertainment that is
known to be reliable. Mr. Joseph Mur
phy ought to be a willing witness to that
fact. Last night he presented "Sbann
Roue" to one of the largest and best
pleased audiences of tbe season, appear
ing in the title role or "Larry Donovan"
and "Shaun." The production in which
tbe popular actor appeared last evening
is not like "The Kerry Gow."in which he
became famous. It has less plot and res
son, but more real jolly fun and original
ity. Mr. Murphy's rich brogue is not the
least entertaining feature of bis imper
sonations of Irish characters, though the
qualities of his acting which engaged the
attention of the more thoughtful specta
tors are spontaneity and tbe absence of
effort. In domestic scenes, for Instance,
his by-play is deliciously natural as if it
were quite unstudied and yet, of course,
everybody wbo stops to think about it
must know that it is tbe result of experi
ence and laborious observstion of details
nd a knowledge of tbeir effects in the
finished picture. The introduction of the
pathetic song. "A Handful of Earth."
which Mr. Murphy formerly sane in
Maum Cree," was a decided hit. He
now sings it at the grave of 'Larry's"
mother, and it met with a sympathetic re
ception last night that he was obliged to
repeal it. The pretty and gifted little
actress. Miss Belle Melville, is still Mr.
Murphy's leading support, while tbe oth
ers of tbe cast are quite equal to their
Jorlin. Dec. 12.
Where is Albert Griffin and bis antit
saloon republican sideshow T
They say this is fine weather. What
o the clothiers say about it?
W bat has become of tbe Rev. McPhee-
ters? Did he retire from the ministrv on
account of a sore throat?
Mrs. Foster claims to be "non-parti
san and at tbe same time she knows she
is running a republican sideshow.
Can we expect tbe Pan Americans to
come to our country to trade with us if
we charge tbem an admission fee at the
We suppose ice President Morton
ill supply President Harrison with ail
the liquors required for the White house.
Shades of temperance republicanism.
bun Harrison has provided Mr. Foster
with a good fat office and the Lever of
Chicago says Mrs. Foster was paid $5,000
for her services during the last cam
paign. So that accounts for the side
On Thursday evening last the Farmer's
Mutusl Benefit association met at Dun
bar's school house. We attended think
ing we would become a member if it was
anything that was calculated to benefit
the farmers. We were informed that it
was a secret society, but that it was not
a Clan-na-gael, neither did it have any
thing to do with either religion or poli
tics. That was sufficient. We decided
at once that tbe association will neyer
set the world on fire, neither is it destined
to do very much for tbe farmers. "God
helps those who help themselves." and
benever tbe farmers of this country
band themselves together as a political
organization and send members to con
gress to represent them, they will then
be in a fair way, if not to increase tbeir
income, certainly to lessen their expenses
and not until then.
Mrr.TCM in Pakvo.
A progressive game party was given by
Miss Ella Blakesley at ber home on
Twenty-third street and Fifth avenue
last evening. Tbe different tables were
as follows: dominos, spider web, squares,
bean bag, jack straws, crokinole. There
were about twenty present and a most de-
ightful evening was spent.
There was a jolly party of little peopls
at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Morris
Rosenfleld yesterday. It was given by
their little son, Walter, whose guests
were all under five, and all of whom were
presented with handsome souvenirs.
School Cnnm Spare.
Mr. Courthotie B.iwen, an Englishman
whose opinion!! on the propar sue and ar
rangement of school rooms are received with
great renpect in bis own country, recently
made the following statement as to what, in
his judgment, mipht be regarded as a fairly
pood school room: Taking, fr instance, a
room 14 feet high, fairly ventilated and al-
way well aired at recess, two-thirds of the
floor space should be assigned to the scholars
and their desks and tbe other third should be
kept for the teacher, blackboards, eta With
single desks, 22 inches should be allowed from
side to side, aud S feet from back to front,
for each scholar. The passages need not be
more than 18 inches for thorn running from
back to front, and 1 foot for those running
from side to aide. Iu such arrangement.
counting tbe pojages, each scholar has (with
out rackouing tbe share of the space allotted
to the teacher) a trine more than 40 inch
from side to aide, and just 4 feet from back
to front, lu a room 25 feet by 30 feet the
floor space for scholars' desks will be 16 feet
by 3D feet, w ilb 4 feet from back to front per
row, and accommodation is provided for
twenty acnolura. The wh ile floor spaca is
9110 square feet, and the cubic contents of the
room 7,000 cubic feet, with Uu square feet and
0 cubic feet per person.
The Smoke Kutaanre.
I'atent devices, while they may be good.
are by no meaus necessary for the prevention
of smoke in a locomotive or in a stationary
plant, amrma as high authority as The nail
way Review, iu which the following recently
appeared : An intelligent fireman may solve
the problem with but little expense to his
employer by admitting air through tbe fire
dour aud placing a deflector just inside of it.
or by some other simple and inexpensive
manner dependent upon the construction of
the furnace. A change was recently made
in a furnace by inserting a number of air
tubes through the brick work in much the
same manner as they are put in a locomotive
firebox, and the chimney, which had previ
ously emitted a large amount of smoke, was
almost clear. Recently there has been ex
hibited in Loudon a method in which tbe coal
before use is treated chemically, which re
sults in no deterioration of the heat-producing
qualities of the coal, while it prevents ita
burning with an excess of smoke. The coal
seems to be hardened by this process, which
is said to cost not more than twelve cents a
Even bedjr Oacat ta Bead Tata.
The people of this city know full well
that tbe Fair does an honorable business
and does not resort to such mean, low
and contemptible tactics as sending their
clerks around to would-be competitors to
nna out tceir prices and then duplicate
tbem. The Fair has a sufficient reserve
of stock on band, so it does not have to
send out to purchase a set of Dickens'
works and pay $3.75 per set for tbem and
then put them down In front of their
store and advertise them at $2.79 per set
ana having an enormous stock on band.
For further particulars call on the Fair
As Eaeraseae jat aa Delia.
75-cent dolls for 02 cents.
99-cent dolls for 88 cents.
25-cent dolls for 17 cen'S.
These dolls are all solid kid bodies and
not half kid, as others have, and who sell
tbem for double the money.
A Good Appetite
is essential to good health; but at this
season it ia often lost, owing to the pov
erty or impurity of the blood, derange
ment of tbe digestive organs, and the
weakening effects of tbe changing sea
son . Hood's Sarsaparllla is a wonderful
medicine for creating an appetite, toning
the digestion, and Riving strength to tbe
whole system . Now it tbe time to lake
it. Be tare to get Hood's Barsapariila.
DECEMBER 13 1889.
Choice bananas at Browner's.
Oysters and celery at Browner's.
Nice oranges and lemons at Browner's.
Underwear at yonr own price at Gold
Children's clothing very cheap at Gold
smith's. The cloaks must go at H. Deutsche
Genuine alligator slippers for men, at
the M. & K.
Children's patent leather tipped shoes
at the M. & K.
Gloves and mittens almost given away
Hanan & Sons' French calf welt shoes
$5 at tbe M. & K.
Tenderloins and spare ribs at the Em
pire meat market.
8ave from $3 to $5 on a man'a over
coat at Goldsmith's.
Saur kraut at 5c per quart, at Fred
50 pieces of dress flannel at 17c at H.
Tenderloin and English breakfast sau
sage at F. G. Young's.
It will pay you to buy a nice suit for
Christmas at Goldsmith's.
Something real nice in ladies' lace
front shoes at the M- i& K.
Another cargo of those cocoa door
mats 25c. at McCabe Bros.
Old gold, olive and cardinal silk plush
slippers for ladies at tbe M. & K.
Mr. R. Crampton returned from a busi
ness trip to Cbicsgo this morning.
A popular young lady on Second ave
nue is soon to give a dancing party.
Mr. Abe May, of Grand Rapids, is
visiting in the city of his former home. I
60 pieces of dress flannel, 62 inch at
nly 25c, at H. Deutsch's, Davenport.
500 plush cloaks and jackets at and
below cost at H. Deutsch's, Davenport.
Mr. Patrick Murrin, traveling engineer
ot tbe C, B. & Q.. was in tbe citv todav.
Lost A pecket-book containing $17.
Finder will be rewarded at tbe Argus of
fice. The cloaks must go, don't fail to call
and get a bargain at H. Deutsch's. Dav
Cloth cloaks for ladies.mUses and chil-
ren at and below cost at H. Deutsch's,
Most everybody can buy a cloak now.
at the prices they are sold at H. Deutsch's,
This evening Mclntire Bros, sell 52-
Inch all-wool flannels for 39c ner vard.
to 9 o'clock.
Without exaggerating, the finest line
of silk umbrellas, neckwear and mufflers
at the M. & K.
Children's and boys' overcoats greatly
reduced in prices at Goldsmith's, 1623
Col. J . M. Rice and wife, of Peoria,
are visiting Capt. J. M. Montgomery and
wife. In the citv.
Mr. Mark Aebdown, of Port Byron,
was in the city today looking for Santa
39c. Mclntire Bros, sell all-wool
dress flannels 52 inch wide, for 39c per
ard. 7 to 9 o'clock.
Mrs. H. C. Wivill continues very low.
and the attending physician expresses
little hope as yet of her recovery.
Tbe greatest and most successful book
sale ever attempted in Northwestern Il
linois, is now in full blast at McCabe
Do not squander your money for non
sense, but buy your bovs a suit of cloth
ing from the bargain counter at the M.
Mrs. Geo. Bennett bas received the
distressing intelligence of the sudden
death at Johnstown, N. Y., of ber broth
er, Henry Burton.
Remember those Ansonia best nickel
clocks at 50c, are from 7 to 9 o'clock on
Friday and Saturday evenings only at
Belford, Clarke & Co. 'a edition 15 vol
umes of Dickens, for $2 63 at McCabe
Bros. Others advertise tbem as a "great
leader" at $4.75.
Loosley & Enowlton today settled the
insurance on Woodruff's cooper shop at
Milan at $203.13. Tbe policy was in
Book war Caxton's edition, 12 mo..
cloth bound, Dicken's "Child's History
of England," and "Edymion," 12c each,
at McCabe Bros. Open evenings.
l he Argus is in receipt of a not
from Mr. D. T. RobinBon, of Taylor
Ridge, stating that bis son. Spencer, bas
experienced a hopeful change, and is
John McDarrah has been appointed
passenger train brakeman on the Savanna
and Sterling runs on the C, B. & Q .aud
will enter upon his duties Monday.
Mac" will be perfectly at borne in any
branch of railroad employment
To show the public that tbe Fair's
prices are cheaper than any thirty day
concern, and to show how tbe Fair has
cut prices on their dolls, it will tomor
row, between tbe hours of 9 and 12 a
m., give away to each lady visitor a bisque
Prof. Richard Mansill sustained a bad
fall while coming down a pair of rickety
temporary stairs from a Rock Island bus
iness house on Wednesdsy and injured
his side in a manner that while notserl
ous, has caused him considerable paln.ne
cessilating confinement to bis house.
Mr. r. K. Tracy, of tho American
Press association, of Chicago, was
caller at tbe Argus office todsv. The
association of which Mr. Tracy ia tbe gen
eral manager, though yet in its youth, has
become one of tbe most popular, prompt
and reliable news agencies in tbe country
and it new bas upon its list of member
ship most of the leading great newspapers
of the land.
Wild ducks have been scarce this fall
ana winter, xtituer they have not yet
ien meir noruiern leeamg grounds or
in their southern flight tbey have given
us the go by. True the ponds and
marshes that used to be their favorite
haunts hereabouts have mostly been dry
or nearly ao, but even the rivers and tbe
ponds that are left have not been visited
by them. Duck shooting will become a
lost art if the birds do not show up more
numerously in tne future. Ueneseo Re
Tbe bazar and Zouave drill given un
der the direction of the Ladies' Improve
ment guild of Trinity church at Armory
ball was concluded last evening, there
being another large attendance. The
various booths ail looked tbeir prettiest,
and tbe Zouave drill which had been ar
ranged under tbe supervision of Mrs
Gen. Hoffman and Mrs. Crampton, was
repeated, the Rodman Rifles again acting
as escort. The ladies will clear about
$500 by their enterprise.
The first coal shipped into this market
irom Mercer county waa from the nines
of R. B. Ellis in the fall of 1880, and
hence given the name it still bears. It is
well known to be the best sold in the
market, and other merchants have adop
ted the ssme name and offering an in
ferior article for the genuine. Dont be
deceived, but buy tbe genuine celebrated
Mercer county coal of T. H. Ellis, on
Second avenue, opposite St. Joseph's
church. The office has not been removed.
but is there still, and is the only place in
tbe market selling tbe old and genuine
article. Telephone 1036.
Mr. Swan Youngren, who went north j
last fall for sport and leisure, did not
find game, but captured more fish than
he could eat. Mr. Audrew Hollquist, a
resident of Gladstone, as a reminder
that there was game as well as fish In
Minnesota,has expressed Mr. Youngren a
saddle of venison, with tbe main antler
three feet in length with small antlers on
the main one, four in number on each
horn. Tbe recipient values the gift more
thsn money, and will have tbe head and
scalp preserved and decorated, and bung
up in a prominent place, where ali can
view what the north can produce in tbe
way of deer.
P- i. Ysisi's BUI er rare.
Dressed chickens, turkeys and ducks
in vegetables he bas just received a
fresh supply of lettuce, soup bunches.
oyster plant, sweet potatoes, onions,
rutabagas, parsnips, turnips tnd cran
Genuine home made mince meat.
Sultana raisins, citrons, oranges and
lemons, lemon peel and orange peel.
The copartnership heretofore existing
under tbe Arm name of 8 1 reek f us &
Schaab is this day dissolved, Mr. John
Streckfus retiring. The business will be
conducted in the future by Joseph Schaab
and Joseph Woltens under the firm name
of Schaab & Woltens.
Kock Island, 111., Dec. 11. 1889.
"tie tests at scsrs, who never felt a
wound," and a man may stand with his
bands in bis pockets and laugh at a
poor, worn rheumatic, but if he is a gen
tleman, he'll step into the nearest apoth
ecary shop and buy bim a bottle of Sal
vation Oil at the small expense of only
twenty nve cents.
The late Dr. Dio Lewis, in speaking of
Warner's safe Cure, said, over bis own
signature: "If I found myself tbe victim
or a serious kidney trouble, I would use
Warner's Safe Cure." He also said "The
medical profession stands dazed snd help
less in the presence of more than one kid
Soft Coal for Bala
At my yard, corner of Eleventh street
and Tenth avenue, at ten cents per bush
el. B. Davenport.
Aug. 30, 1889.
A cook. Enquire of Mrs. Frank
Mixter, 723 Twentieth street.
A peculiarity of Hood's Sarsaparilla is
that while it purifies tbe blood, it im
parts new vigor to every function of tbe
Mclntire Bros, have a new and reliable
kid glove cleaner: cleans perfectly and
leaves no odor.
C A KTER-.T antes Orne. a?ed Si months and S
ays. eon of Charlea C. and Marv W. farter m
i noraoa j, iec. ia:n, or dipntberetic cronp.
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.
1625 Seconn avenue.
Under Rock Island Bonae.
Secured by First Mortgage,
FOB SALE ST
6J AND 7 PER CENT.
Intekist Collictid WiTBorT CHaaec.
No trouble or exnenee snared to avcure choicest
Our Fourteen years' experience and long es
tabliebed local airenci g.ve na
Call or write for circular or reft ranees.
JvSAaJ a .. i .
MftfomfcTtsiyu. i)AVEHP0RT lo.
lit SCHS OF
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 and
remitted ire or cnarga.
E. W. HURST,
Attorney at Law-
Booms S and i Masonic Temp'e,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
on Improved Farms in the
Best Counties of Iowa,
The Farms were Inspected by
C. A. FICKE,
SIS Main St, DAVENPORT. Li.
Want to assist you, if possible, in planning
Keeping nothing but Dry Goods exclusively
'during the coming two weeks.
goods appropriate for the Holidays, useful as well as ornamental. I
Tbe followingentioned will make a suitable Christmas present for
Rillr Dmiii P-1 torn a Wnnl
Beautiful Table Linen 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 them. "
New effects in Silk Hsndkercbiefs, 25c up.
Silk L'mbrellaa, Bed Spreads.
Table Linens, Napkins, Shawls,
Lidies" White Aprons, beautiful assortment.
Hanilkerchc-f sale is still in progress. Tbe largest, handsomest and
cheapest assortment Ic, 2c, 8c, uo to fine grades.
Kock Island. Illinois.
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This j-ear 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 Holloware and Roger Flat "Ware. Over 150 dif
ferent etylea and design in Fancy Oak Rockers
and Chairs. Ladies' parlor desks, book cases, etc., at
our popular low prices and suitable for Iloliday Gifts.
The C.F. Adams Home-Furnishing House
322 Brady Street,
Only $1,00 PER GALLON,
KOHN & ADLER'S,
POST OFFICE BLOCK. ; ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
ROCK ISLAND HOUSE BARBER SHOP H
AND BATH ROOMS.
Have been re-opened under the management of Mr. TtAKRT PAT, a flrst-claa barber, who so
licits a share of public patronage. The ahop haa been renovated, ra-paintea and fa-papered
throughout and uie batii loom recarpeted, in fact everything in Srat-claaa bap
I have put on eale 500 pairs of Men's shoes at a dis
count of 20 cents on the dollar, and 300 pairs of Ladies
shoes at a discount of 25 cents on the dollar. These
goods must be sold to make room for new goods.
5fCall and see us. '
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, 1818 Second Avenue.
i KLaf STREET SHOE STORE,
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for and selecting your Holiday gifts.
they are in a position to serve you well
Special care has been taken in selecting
Nankin In Rat. la Dlaltt fringed anfi
mi Fifth Avenue.
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