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we place 00 ,H' "
i.rw books illustrated by Gustae
,,ur Milton's "Paradl-a Lout." -Pur.
P"rf; paradise." 'Dore Bible 01
lantre Inferno." all al 7&c apiece,
""l. .n. only from 60 to 75 of a kind.
., iv one eacn to
""" At the Pmc hour
arintbnr small lot
Eiliion 18 mo. cloth
. i novel, fiction, history, eta. at 12i
A lot of paper bound books almost
swat: "King Solomon's Mines"
pr,. f Gen. Oram" wnly lc each.
., h..nncl Prince Otto at 2c and over.
l,T Toluuies assorted paper bound
. . rfiirf.entinir about ltx authors,
t' .'. ' ....L .. 4.. - h
1,1 till " .
mm and vtsj children s
he slsuirhtered regardless of cir
.infe. All of Will Carlton's books.
u lMt Joiirneya. Tbe Pansy. Children
tlitfttt. I'Iht ! and Stories. Rose
T't J,,. Frost. Pimples. Young Peo.
" ' Atiroail, Wide awake Pleasure books,
l.f,, j with the scoop Building blocks
.ml rii:!'lr ti' tT. all go, go. going
W, inter's latest edition, unabridged
ij.i,marl.'. f "J 75 while they last. A
frw ni're full el. 15 vol. Dickens, tbe
y.t m ike at only 3 13 per set.
1719. 1714. 1716. 1718. 1720 and 1723 Kkcond AvsnrK.
Pictures, Frames, Stationery and Wall Paper.
k JTNVe mean business as we will remove from the city
about February 1st.
KINGSBURY & SON,
170r Secend Avenne..
UNTIL JAN. 1.
Willi every order of Cabinet Photographs wewill present an extra
I'iio'ii haniNiroely framed in a gold furnished frame, well worth $1.04).
We would siik'ge-il that parties who wish to send Photos abroad for
it. Ilnliilajs would do well to engage a sitting at an early date.
To 1725 Second Avenue,
OVER THE RIVER,
COK. OF BIIADY AND SECOND ST.,
THEY WILL DISCOUNT ANYBODY'S PRICES ON
OOTS and SHOES
OF ALL KINDS,
and pay your way overauJ back besides. TRY TFIEM.
15TA1I Goods as represented, or money refundrd.
The Davenport Shoe Co.,
COR. BRADY AND SECOND,
Geo. W. D. Harris,
Real Estate and Insurance,
119 Seventeenth ft., under Commercial
FVFirtt elaa ln arance at lowt rates.
Tbe following are among
' sleaant DrntM-rtY on Twenty-third strat ;
-t- htmw wlib all modern Imsroiement ; with
I: Sm will bus a gonl noma of ritrtit ronms. ffnoil
.i.r well, cifl ru. burn and Ann lit fioilt. lo
tianf in. nft i.rlriburhond on fourth oiie.
A I rs brlrk hime ant lot, mrely l.xuUil na
"!U avou fur mKlrnca or butiueM pnp
tn, .l hoatr of bine w, S"! cellar. wH
ui.irru g"l lot and btrn, wall kn-aKil on
&'rl av.niia. ehe.
I i id notiuK (tun well located on Third
A pyin;baalnefi pnperty near the C, It.
I S I1. paa.tliKrr (tpol-
or ,u ara. with piod ImroTraacnta. on tba
av " a. -
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Wall Paper, Curtains
AND ROOM MOULDINGS,
t - No. 1401 Second Avenue.
To advertise quickly tbe largest and
cheapest lot of albums and plush goods
that can be found anywhere io the west,
we will on Monday ere. Dec. 18ih. from
7 to 9 o'clock, tell great big cabinet a!ze,
Bilk Plush album at 25c. AUo a lot or
very handsome 1 plush albums at 60c
during the same bonrs. We are showing
a line of Zylonoid Comb, brush and mir
ror sets, Kgvptian style, in elegant plash
cases at t'4 75. Tbe variety and quanti
ty debars us from making ary adequate
description. We can only invite your
Just rert'lTcd a new lot of eU-gnt bis
que jilnled dolls with upth. just half
price 42c. Also a lot of doll furniture
one third off
of silk dree can be made to the best
Until Christmas dsv we have decid
ed on a special bentflt sulo on block pro
grain silks, and any customer wishing to
make a present of a black gro grain silk
dress will be allowed a discount of 12
per cent, one eighth oft the bill in all
lengths of 15 yards or over. Remem
bcr this discount only holds good for
eljfbt dttys. Open evenings until Christ
IIOCK ISLAND. ILL.
tbe many bargains offered:
Two of Ilia a not lo r In Dodgr'a Milltion, cbrap
If taken on.
A 8im larm of lare, mud hone. eicht room,
large bam. arain rv anl all ufiil binding, orrh
ani, running watrr. hrdt(e fence, etc., in Itural
Onljrafewof tboav line lots left In Miller's
1 mn nire hltfh and drr lol in rinward'a addition,
on S?lb atraet. cheap If lak.-u aotn.
A it'HKl corner lot conrenlent to lower factories.
A nice dwelling Willi one half acre of laud sear
the Milan atreet car'.
A sood lot . n tbe blnff in Hodman a tub-dlvia-
as will bne a Ine H acre lot Just oaKlde city
h-nila, on b nit.
A goud paying corner property on Third avenu.
a. aV aV V nV
TO I l f.ii' -7 J
Last Night's Eegular Meeting of tie
TNe Vla.aet Reaolatloaa.. M ater Rate
lliM-aimtaa...Tke Twentieth Mire et
ravlag...Park Coaaaalaaienera, Ete.
CittCodncil Rooms. RocK i8LA, d
Uec. 16 The council met in reg
ular semi.monthly session at 8 p
rresent. Mayor McConochie and all tbe
aldermen except Knox. The minutes of
the Ust meeting were read and approv.d.
Alderman 8cott, from tbe committee in
claims submitted a report on the peti
lion o! Dan Daly for damages to a hone,
and recommend that 25 be allow, d
Keport adopted and claim allowed.
Alderman Corken. from the fire aid
light Committee, stated that tbe serv ce
of the BniBh Electric Light Co. is tot
satinfactorv. and moved that themaor
be instructed to notify the compsny" to
clean their lamps and to give better lie it
Alderman Corken also reported as to
the inquiry of cost by placing an addi
tional light at the intersection of 8 x
teenth atreet and Second avenue, he
Brush Co. asking $20 per month, wi lie
the Merchant' Electric L'ght Co. v.ill
place 150 candle power light at $10 per
month. Hu moved that the proposition
of the Merchants' Co be accepted an 1 a
liltht put there. Motion carried. Al
derman Corken also recommended I tin a
light he placed uudrtr the culvert at
Brooks' rrosaing. and tbe Merchants'
Electric Light Co. agree to furnisi a
light there at $5 per month, and moved
that the ofler be accepted and alight
placed there. Motion adopted, and the
clerk mat ru -led to notify the companj of
the acceptance of their offers.
The clerk read a communication fiotn
Health Commissioner Eyster. ahaut
the necessary repairs of tbe dump boat,
the approximate expense of which would
amount to $225. On motion of Alt er
man Edwards tbe report was received and
Alderman Hampton, from the stvet
and alley committee, presented a hid of
M. R. Iulebart & Co. for $298 for s ps
on Franklin square according to cont -act
and moved its allowance. Motion car
ried and amount allowed.
The clerk read sundry resolut ons
adopted by the Citizens' Improvement
association and submitted to tbe council
for action. Mr. Fred Hass. presidei tof
the association, was given permission to
address the council on tbe subject of tbe
proposed viaduct, and Alderman Bun :her
offered the followiug. which was ado ted:
Whehkab, The Hon. W. II. Gect is
about to introduce in tbe United 8utee
concreaa, a measure reconsidering
the proviso compelling the city of
Rock IsUnaJoo deposit in tbe Uni
ted States treasury a sum equal to
one-half of the $35,000 that has !een
appropriated for the building of the via
duct and approaches thereto, for tbe
government bridge entering tbe city of
Rock Island; and
Whereas. There is a further pr viso
in said appropriation requring tbe city of
Rock Island lo furnish and convey to tbe
I'nited State government the nece sary
mount of ground that may be required
in the erection of said viaduct; and it is
further stipulated in said appropriation
that tbe city of Rtx-k Island is to dt fend
and assume ail damages that ma i he
brought by adjacent property holdt rs in
case said viaduct should be constricted
by the I'nited Slates government; and
WnERKAS. Twenty fourth street does
now terminate at the intersection of
Tbird avenue, accordinguo tbe plats on
rile in tbe recorder's office, and as the city
of Rock Island does own a strip of laDd
at the foot of said Twenty-fourth s reet.
and as a portion of ssid strip of lsnd Is
now being used for street purpoai-g so as
to continue Twenty fourth street to Sec
ond avenue, and as there is no dt finite
way of telling bow much of a at ip of
land tbe city of Rock Island does really
own at this point; therefore lie it
lltto'rtd. That the mayor and ci y at
torney are hereby instructed to havi pre
pared a complete abstract shown c all
lots and parts of lots tbe city of Rock
Island owns between Secend and Tbird
avenues at the foot of Twentytlourth
street intersecting Third avenue, and
show all tbe adjacent lots, and tbe name
of the owners thereof, and confer or cor
respond with tbe owners of such lots as
to their willingness of releasing tbe
United States government from all dam
ages in case the government should build
such viaduct, and to get all such f inner
information that will assist the advance
ment of said viaduct, and report such
necessary action as should be tal.en by
tbe council at its next meeting.
Alderman Edwards, from the rater-
wot ks committee, submitted a repjrl on
tbe (million of Mr. Ueorge Wagnei. ask
ing a readjustment of hit water rates.
Tbe report seta forth that tbt net.- rates
eslaldisbed by tbe ordinance of Macb Id.
n effect May 1, 188a, were revised bv the
committee and superintendent Juring
February and March, with copies before
tbem of tbe rates of more than 150 cities,
wbich were carefully examined to do no
injustice, but to establish a fair aid im
partial rate for all consumption of water;
that Mr. Wagner's rale will not average
more than 7 per cent per 1,000 gallons,
or lea than a quarter of a cent p r bar-,
rel; the ordinance prescribes three meth
ods for establishing rates so mich per
room, specific sums, and meter rates;
that it ia tbe intention to craduall adopt
tbe use of meters on large consumption
of water and try if possible to :b 'Ck tbe
enormous waste of water and i ut tne
waterworks on a fair paying bans, and
that only Detroit and Philadelphia fur
nish water cheaper than Kock island;
that no power has been assumed but
through open discussion and rec mmen-
dstioo of the council and tbe suporinlen
dent ia commended for carrying out tbe
council's instructions that no water shall
be wilfully wasted. It is the lsr,;e con
sumption of water by Mr. Wag ter and
not unfnir rates that baa increased his
expenditure, and in justice to tbe city
these rates should bsve been made when
Mr. Wsgner put in his ice machine six
or seven years ago. Lodertbe;e circum
stances the committee can not recommend
any reba'.e on the present meter tales.
Judge Wilkinson, attorney lor Mr.
George Wagner, was given perm ssion to
be beard on tbe alleged Injustice ol tue
city's claim for water service. O i motion
of Alderman Hcbnell the report or
the committee was received and
Alderman Hampton irom tne orui-
nance committee, submitted an ordinance
to regulate tbe use of Kock River bridge
by tbe Rock Island A Milan Stn-et Rail
way Co.. fixing the toil at sou per
annum and moved that it be re' erred to
the ordinance committee and that the
clerk be instructed to notify sa d com
pany that said ordinance will be present
ed for passage at next meeting. Motion
Alderman Hampton offered an ordi
nance, relating to peddlers' licence, whitb
on motion of Aldermen Larkin itnd How
ard was laid over until the next meeting
nnder tbe law. ,
The clerk read a communication from
Messrs. Kenwortbv and Beardsley asking
the allowance of $765 65, in loo Caroline
Deis damase case as per judgoient ren
dered. Citv Attorney Haas v. as called
upon for explanation, after v hich the
same was referred to tbe claims commit
tee, mayor and city attorney. Major
Buardslev was given permisai in to be
beard in support of tbe claim.
Tbe clerk read a proposition for set
tlement of damages to John Lindquist in
tbe sum of $750, through hit attorneys
McEniry & McEniry. Referre 1 to claims
The clerk read a bill of Wm McEniry
of $100 as assistant in tbe Blakemor
damage suit. On motion of Alderman
Scbroeder tbe same was allowed by
Tbe clerk read a petition of John Bru
man and others for a sewer by special
assessment on Fourth avenue and Twen
ty fourth street, running south to Seventh
I avenue with estimate of cost. Referred
v nvnvi SB LIU UiUIUIlUW VVUIUJIiKV.
Alderman Schnelt from the sewer com
mittee.moved thst Dsvis & Co. be allowed
$100 on account of tbe Seventeenth
street sewer. Motion carried and amount
Alderman Hampton, from the ordi
nance committee, reported an ordinance
for tbe improvement of Twentieth street
from First to Niuth avenue at an estU
mated cost of $39,843 12. by special as-,
sessment on the five years, installment
plan, tbe width of Twentieth street from
Fourth avenue to Ninth avenue to be
paved to be 35 feet wide. Adopted
Alderman Hampton moved to recon
sider vote of last meeting on the passage
of the park commissioners ordinance.
Alderman Howard moved that tbe or
dinance creating tbe office of park com
missioners be now adopted. Carried.
Ayes Buncher. Howard, Hampton,
Heller, Schnell, Evans, Edwards, Larkin,
Noes Corken, Negus, 111, Schroeder.
On motion the council adjourned.
Robert Kobhler, city clerk.
GRAN!) SPECIAL SALE
la tke Twe L.e ISepartaarat at
Owing to the fact that we have bad
special sales in all departments but two,
we have inaugurated a special sale for
this week wbich will embrace both these
departments, namely, silk department
and cloak department. All silks and
cloaks will be sold this week at 10 per
cent discount, sale commencing Wednes
day, Dec. 18, and ending with Saturday
evening, Dec. 21. August Stub ken.
P. S. For tbe convenience of custo
niers our store will be kept open evenings
Klakt Yea Are.eishbor.
The Moline Ihrpnteh has just learned
a valuable lesson, wbich the Arucs
learned several years ago. It says:
Referring to the will of tbe late Mrs.
Knowles, Saturday evening, we said:
"She hss remembered one Moline friend
very appropriately in a manner that
ill be appreciated by the general public
when the terms of the will have been
made public." This referred to her bes
quest of her fine residence property on
Fifth avenue to the Rev. C. L. Morgan.
We did not mention tbe name then, he
cause we had forgotten tbe news from
headquarters and with it a request from
Mr. Morgan not to mention it at present.
As usual when we grant such requests,
we get "scooped," for the item was pub
lished Saturday evening not only here,
but in Rock Island, and in Davenport and
Chicago Suoday morning. We give
these details not by way of apology, but
simply as a pointer to our friends that
will enable them to understand our posi
tion if we fail to grant similar requests
And the 7'areAmi";bthave gone fur
ther and said with equal truth and pro
priety that ia tbe great majority of cases
these favors are not looked upon as such
by the recipient and are not remembered
longer than the favor lasts. Few people
realize bow much it is to ask a newspaper
lo suppress an item of news, and tbe paper
is best appreciated by all concerned that
will absolutely refuse to do it.
Opprrnlit the Officer.
Sheriff Silvis was obliged last night to
part with his valued and efficient deputy,
J. W. Cavanaugh. and he did so with the
keenest sense of regret. The sheriff was
compelled to make the move as a result
of the action of the board at its meeting
last week when it adopted a recommen
dation of tbe committee on public ei
pendiiures, that hereafter all salaries for
deputies and other incidental expenses of
the county offices be made out of the
fees of each respective office. This does
not embarrass any of the offices except
the sheriff's, and while the board allows
bim $UiK) per annum for deputy hire,
$S()0 for turnkey and $1,000 for livery
and janitor, be must make It all out
of the fees of bis office, or
pay it out of his own pocket. Thn
board bases its action in this matter on
several court decisions, bearing out tbe
legality thereof. Fearing that he would
not be able to make the fees suffi
cient to pay the deputy, when thus re
stricted, Sheriff Silvis saw no other alter
native but to combine tbe offices of dep
uty and turnkey and put his son. Ship,
in charge, feeling that it the loss then
came, it would be in his own f amily.
Hie M reatllac Evrat.
Arrangements are in progress for a
world's wrestling tournament to take
place Saturday night at the Grand opera
house, Davenport, in wbich Conners and
other well known atheletes will partici
pate. A $200 purse will be given as a
stimulus to success to be divided into
first, second and tbird money. Every
thing will be straightforward, and con
ducted with fairness to all. Jim Swee
ney and BillvJJibson are on the commit
tee having tbe matter in charge. Tom
Connor ia in tbe city, and has expressed
his willingness to take part in the tour
nament. Green, tbe heavy weight cham
pion of England, who ia now in Chicago,
has been telegraphed for and will prob
ably be present, and Evan Lewis of Mil
waukee, known as "the strangler," has
signified his determination to be present.
Police Paia t.
Wm. Bremmer. who lives on Fourth
venue, between Twenty-first and Twen
ty-mcond streets, was taken In by tbe
police last night in a state of beastly in
toxication. Bremmer s wife died not long
ago and left blm with two bright boys,
aged seven and ten, which should receive
the atlentian of the humane society or
the Educational Aid association.
Chaa. Ainsworth bad Chaa. Davis ar
rested this morning for addressing him in
an abusive manner. Magistrate Wivill
fined Davia $3 and costs.
Henry Terry was taken in by Officer
Kramer this morning on complaint of
Gus Hart, who charges abusive language.
E. E. Parmenter. attorney a law.
Makes collections, loans money and will
attend to any legal business intrusted to
bim. Office, postofflce block. Rock Isl
and, Ills. dsJtwly
Bars Coal Harkst.
Grate and egg, $7.50; stove. No. 4 and
nut. $7.75 per ton, screened and deliv
ered; 25 cents per ton discount allowed
if paid within ten days. Cannel coal
for grates, $6 per ton. Now is the time
to buy. Blacksmiths' coal, coke and
charcoal on band. E. G. Frazkb,
Salvation Oil delights everybody. It
can be had of all druggists and dealers in
medicines. It eradicates pain by quickly
removing the cause. It is a specific foe
neuralgia, rheumatism and pain in tbe
aide, back and limbs. Price 25 cents
Boys' suits are on the decline. Boys
overcoats are on the decline. So with
men's suits and overcoats. The season
is rather advanced and the weather ia not
as cold as it should be. Ro in order to
infuse a little more life into trade Simon
& Mosenfelderhaye sacrificed profits, and
a better opportunity never existed to buy
first class goods at ridiculously low
prices. Go to the Rock Island house
corner and sea for yourself.
CLINTON GETTING THERE.
a nflXBBonac -ty wot Nearly
Large aa Kaek talaasl to Have a Paid
fire Depart neat Maw Kawr Wlta
The Clinton Neu, of Sunday morning,
makes the following announcement which
must be highly gratifying to the people
of that city:
Tbe time has at last arrived when Clin
ton is to have a paid fire department and
the business interests of tbe city receive
such protection as they are entitled to. It
has been a long time coming, but we
suppose that it is necessary for large bods
ies to move slowly or rather impossible
to do otherwise. Bat that tbe council
has been led to move at all in this most
important matter after so much opposi
tion from certain members, is aa surpris
ing as it is gratifying, and every owner of
property of any sort is to be congratu
lated. Now that everything is practically in
readiness it is proper that tbe greatest
csre should be taken in organizing and
equipping the new company. The head
of it the chief should be a man of
brains, cool-headed, nervy and possessing
experience, besides be should be a man of
exemplary moral habits. Now let tbe
merchants organize aa fire police tbe same
as the business men of Cedar Rapids
have, so that when there is a fire tbey
will be duly authorized and empowered
by law to help protect property ia danger,
keep the crowd of idle curiosity seekers
out of the wsy and arrest thieves.
All about us are cilies where the pop
ulation exceeds 10,000. moving in the di
rection of properly disciplined and
equipped fire departments. Is Rock Isl
and going to lag in this one thing? As
far as eqoippage is concerned, the Rock
Island department is better now than it
ever has been. But we need an electric
alarm. Give us that next spring, Mr.
Aldermen, and the other characteristics
of an efficient service will follow.
Clocks! Clocks! at J. Ramser's.
Prang's Christmas cards at McCabe's.
Dancing at Turner hall Wednesday even
ing. Clocks sold cheaper than ever before at
Cardigan jackets cheaper than ever at
tbe Golden Eagle.
For a nice Xtnas present f,o to Ben
nett's glove store-
Christmas cards, the latest novelties,
for a penny at the Fair.
All kinds of game, wild turkey and
venison at Lothar Harms'.
Mr. D. C. Wheaton, of Edgington,
III., was in the city today.
Oxydized silver match safes only 25
cents at the Galden Eagle.
Bennett has tbe largest selection of fur
goods for the holiday trade.
Herman DeGraff, of Buffalo Prairie
township, was in tbe city todsy.
Drop in for a look at those beautiful
diamond bracelets at J. Ramser's.
The most magnificent line of solid
silverware can be seen at J. Ramser's.
Tbe largest and best assorted stock of
finger rings can be seen at J. Ramser's.
Another lot of toy trunks will be in
todsy at the Golden Eagle. Price 45c.
Mrs. M. J. Bailey his been very ill
for a few days, but is now much better.
All kinds of cut flowers and Christmas
trees at Gaetbje, No. 1719 Second ave
Sealskin, beaver and otter gloves at
Bennett's glove store, 1605 Second ave
nue. L. Prang s Co's. latest and choicest
Christmas cards now on sale at McCabe
J. Ramser has the largest stock of sil
verware in the city, at prices below com
How becoming a nice muffler is. Si
mon & Mosenfelder bsve an elegant as
sort men t.
Full dress shirts, the largest and finest
line in the city can be found at the GoN
John McDdrrah made his first run to
Savanna as brakeman on the C, B. fc Q.
Trio lodge. A. F. & A. M., will haye a
special meeting Tbursdsy evening for
work on first.
This evening double-fold cashmeres,
good quality. 17c at Mclntire Bros., from
to 9 o'clock.
Please bear in mind that 50 cents buys
any plush tie the Golden Eagle has. All
Woolen night robes only to be had at
the Golden Eagle. They make desirable
Fine goods at low prices marked in
plain figures is what people get at Simon
& Mom of elder's.
17 cents Mclntire Bros, sell this even
ing from 7 to 9 o'clock, double fold cash
meres 17 cents a yard.
No two bouses in this city can show as
fine or cheap a line of mufflers aa tbe
Gelden Eagle is sbowing.
Going at cost at tbe
Golden Esgle clothing store.
Mr. Fred Wryerhauser, the great lum
ber king, has just taken out insurance
policies for $100,000 on his life.
Make it comfortable for your husband
by buying one of those pretty smoking
jackets at Simon & Mosenfelder's.
holograph albnms and plush goods
are being sold by Alccabe tiros, as tbe
great leaders of the holiday season.
J. Ramser has been obliged to add
more show cases for tbe display of his
immense slock of Christmas goods.
Silk handkerchiefs and mufflers
At the Golden Eagle clothing store.
What more sensible article could one
buy for a present than a gold headed
umbrella at Simon & Mosenfelder's?
Special sale for the boys tomorrow
evening at 7 o'clock. Two hundred ten
cent harmenicos at 4c each at the Fair.
Talking about silk umbrellas have
you seen the line at tbe Golden Eaglet
If not. be sure to do so before purchasing.
Do not waste your money on trash, but
buy your boy a nice suit or overcoat.
Tbe Golden Eagle is sell ng them away
For your choice of
Gentlemen's silk handkerchiefs
At tbe Golden Eagle clothing store.
The celebrated Lemaire opera glasses
can be bought of J. Ramser as cheap as
ordinary opera glasses can be bought
Special sale for the boys tomorrow
evening at 7 o'clock. Two hundred ten
cent Richter harmonicas at 4c cents each,
at the Fair.
Nothing will please blm better for
Xmas than one of those fine three inch
four-in-hand neckties just received at the
Mr. C. G. Manlove. agent for the
United States express companj at Dav
DECEMBER 17, 1889.
enport, has resigned, and Mr. Al. Trotter
the former agent, has returned.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Ar
nold at Davenport is a stricken one in
deed. Three of their little ones were
within forty-eight hours carried off by
diphtheria. . -
The great big elegant silk plush pho
tograph albums which McCabe Bros, are
selling at 50c, 92c and tl, are the eye
openers and astonisbers of tbe entire
This evening from 7 to 9 o'clock a
whirl at those imitation of alligator col
lar and cuff boxes 4 cents each at Mc
Cabe Bros. Wstch the clock. Open
evenings until Christmss
Messrs. Wood and Valentine will play
best in ten games of checkers for a purse
on Christmas day, games to be played at
Rudolph Schwecke's, near C, R. I. & P.
depot, commencing at 2 p. m.
Mantle clocks, hanging clocks, marble
decks, bronze clocks, marbleized iron
clocks, walnut clocks, nickel clocks the
largest stock of clocks in tbe city. Every
clock warranted at J. Ramser's.
Krell & Math, tbe enterprising cater
ers to the tastes of the people, have a
large and complete line of fine candies by
the pound or box. Also a full stock of
the ordinary grades, all made expressly
for the holidays.
Tbe Bettendorf wheel works at Daven
port, which were destroyed by fire six
weeks ago, were again visited by Ore last
night; a generator containing two thou
sand gallons of oil exploding and entail
ing a loss of $2,000.
Gustav Brnbn and Frank Engleman
were the lucky holders of the ticket that
last evening drew the horse and cart
which was put up at riffle by Mr. Gus
Eaglin. Tbe horse .was re-purchased
by Mr. Englin directly after tbe raffle.
Mothers, sisters, and daughters call
and see what the ladies of the United
Presbyterian church have made in the
way of fancy work. Many hours of toil
will be saved by purchasing your Christ
mas supplies of them Thursday evening
Constable Eckhart sold on Market
square this afternoon a horse and two
seated buggy belonging to Cbas. Ben
son to John Russ for $20. Tbe outfit
seemed cbesp at those figures, but it only
ia part satisfies a chattel mortgage held
oy Mr. Russ against Benson.
The Sl Paul Pioneer-Prett reports
that a bill has been introduced in the
Minnesota legislature incorporating St.
Paul and Minneapolis Into one municis
pality. If it succeeds well there Rock
Island and Moline will he more apt to
bring about the much talked of consolis
Rev. Geo. E. Piatt, pastor of tbe
Christian chapel, who resigned last sum
mer, but was prevailed upon to remain
until tbe end of tbe year, will sever his
connection with tbe church here Jan. 1.
and assume charge of a pastorate at
Franklin, Ind., where he has received a
Rev. G. W. Gue, in his remarks at the
Humane society meeting Sunday evening,
stated that the police should be turned
loose on tbe boys that kill tbe little birds.
This is right, but while the police are
out would it sot be a wise plan for
them to make a raid on tbe "chippies"
who are killing then-selves.
Collector Peter Frey filed his bond yes
terday in tbe sum of $270,000 with P. L.
Mitchell, John Peetz, T. J. Robinson. C.
F. Lynde and Phil Mitchell as sureties.
Tbe first man to pay his taxes was Jsmes
Hardin, who deprived E. P. Reynolds of
a long enjoyed distinction this year. Mr.
U. E. Casteel is to be deputy collector.
Death has darkened the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Hugh Murray, 530 Twenty first
street at 5 o'clock last evening their
daughter, Aggie succumbed to diphtheria.
Her age was twelve years and twenty
seven days, and she was a remarkably
bright and lovable girl. Tbe funeral
occurred from St. Joseph's church at 2
o'clock this afternoon.
The last two mornings have been very
foggy and the ferry has experienced great
difficulty in making trips having to de
pend entirely on fog horns, but under
tbe direction of the experienced Capt.
Cameron, has managed to make pretty
regular trips. It was suggested this
morning that some large knives to cut
the density of the fog would be very uses
Capt. John Sireckfus has his little
packet, Verne Swain, on Kahlke's ways
below town, where she is being thorough
ly overhauled and refitted and repainted
for the season of 1890. The boat is to
be provided with new and taller smoke
stacks and repainted throughout. When
completed she will not take a back posi
tion to any steamer on the river, either in
speed or accommodations.
Bernhard Nitz, a former resident of
Rock Island died recently at Huntington,
Pa. He was supposed to be a Hebrew,
and was buried in an Israelite cemetery
It is since learned, howeyer, that be is
not of that nationality as he has a
brother in Rock Island who declares that
a mistake was made, and that the de
ceased, like himself, of course.
German. But tbe dead man had in his
possession a certificate of deposit from
tbe Rock Island national bank for $200.
and bence it will be necessary to secure
administration papers, etc-, and City At
torney Hass has been requested to attend
to that duty.
Another accident was narrowly pre
vented at the foot of Twenty-fourth
atreet last evening, the wheels of a car
slipping on the wet rail, and but for tbe
efforts of the guards who held it back by
main force, one of those locomotives
which are always on hand at this junction
seeking whom they may destroy, would
have crashed into it. The gates ordered
by the council ought to be on hand by
this time, bat as it hu been previously
urged, tbe viaduct is the only real safe
guard, and congress will be responsible
for a terrible calamity there if it don't
heed the recommendation of the chief of
ordnance this winter. In the meantime
the council ought to go still further and
adopt measures insuring more preciu
tlons on the part of the roads at the
Sever Mle tke Weather.
but all go along together and see Hertz
& Bahnsen's handsome stock of art goods
in hand painted plaques, Christmas cards.
plush photograph albums in the latest
colors and designs inside and out. Odor
cases, toilet sets, whisp broom holders in
horn, smoking sets, also a fine line of
genuine meerschaum cigar holders and
pipes. Christmas cigars, 25 in a box.
The latest style of dude is widly, de
votedly and intensely English in every
particular except one. Having still
feint glimmering of brains left, be still
cores his colds with Dr. Ball's Cough
until Christmas to every man and woman
living in Hock Island and Moline from
Rock Island to the Boston store, Daven
port, and return. Tickets for round trip
will be furnished at tbe store. Store
open evenings until Christmas.
Harked, Pursei, & Von Maur.
To loan at the lowest rates by the Rock
Island Building association Tuesday
evening, Dec. 17th, 1889. Premiums
from 18 to 20 per cent.
E. H. Guyer, Sec'y.
at the Forward store; baskets trimmed
and untrimmed, bambo easels and tables,
shopping baskets, ladles' and gents'
waste baskets, brass goods, ink sets,
beautiful leather and chamois toilet sets,
rose jars, silk tidies and drapes, a beau
tiful line of band painted goods, oar own
designs, fancy draping, silk and linen
scarfs, etc., at lowest prices.
314 West Second street, Davenport
Pimples, boils and other humors are
liable to appear when the blood gets
heated. To cure them, take Hood's Bar
A cook. Enquire of Mrs. Frank
Mixter, 723 Twentieth street.
The men of Paris of all ages and con
ditions are wild over boxing, and the
many cures made by Dr. Bull's Cough
Svrup, their national remedy.
Mclntire Bros, have a new and reliable
kid glove cleaner; cleans perfectly and
leaves no odor.
MURRAY At 5 p m., Monday, Dc. IS 1K8B,
gie, daughter of Mr. and Mr. Hugh Murray,
' diphtheria aged IS year and 47 days.
Crab. A. Steel. - Manager.
ONE NIGHT ONLY.
THURSDAY EVE., DEC. 19th.
Leaden of High -Toned Mintrely,
Goodyear, Cook & Dillon's
28 First Class Artists 28
Comedians Cbas. Goodyear, Hsnk
Dillon, Eddie Manning. Geo. Edwards,
Albert Leech, Cbas Shilling.
trsriALiaT-Ellworlh Cook. The Dillon.
The Nicholn Bros., Leech Broa- Lata and Lucifer,
Dlxoo and Robb.
atLBTTBic Trio- -Harding. Kerr and McCabe.
ew firt part, new after piece, elegant CcAtumea,
costly Wardrobes, everything new and origi
nal. Watch for the new white ailk ham.
C. A. Stiil, - - Manager.
For One Week, commencing
MONDAY, EVE., DEC. 23rd.
And her Superb Dramatic Company
rchealrm, at Popular price.
10-20-30 Cents. s
Change of bill nightW. 1 wo grand Family
Mauneen. Dec 25 and Dec. 48. At Matinee
on Chn-t"Da day Mis Hamlin will give
away over Ut) presents to children.
Al Matinee Dec. SS, grand draw
ing for beautiful present.
First riehU lec SS. every lady accompanied by
person holding a parcbased ticket will be admit
Remember the pnpular prices IS, 3Uand sic.
Secured by First Mortgage,
2rOB SiLl AT
AND 7 PEE CENT.
Ihtkhkst Cou-tcTiD WiTBom Cfjaaai.
No troable orexnense SDAred to secure choicest
Oar Fourteen years' experience and long es
tablished local agenrias g.v a
Call or write for circulars or raf erancea.
tt0 'fit rw )AVLNP0RT lo.
u seas or
$200.00 and Upwards
For sale, secured on land worth from
three to five times the amount
of the loan.
Interest T per cent semi ansaally, collected and
remitted fra of chawga.
E. W. HURST,
Attorney at Law
Books I and 4 Masonic Temp',
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
on Improved Farms in the
Best Counties of Iowa,
FOR If ALB.
The Farms were Inspected by
C. A. FICKE,
$18 Mala 8t, DAVENPORT, IA.
Want to assist you, if possible, in planning
Keeping nothing but Dry Goods exclusively they are in a position lo serve you wll
'during the coming two weeks. Special care hu been taken in selecting
goods appropriate for the Holidays, useful as well as ornamental.
Tbe following mentioned
Silk Dress Patterns, Wool Dress Patterns
Beautiful Table Linen and Napkins in Set, in plain fringed and
Plush Cloaks, Newmarkets. Portiere and Lace CurUins. ' ""
Elegant Fancy Towels, and many other desirable thingsjwhich tbey
will be ploaaed to show you.
Reauliful Handkerchiefs stscks of them.
New effects in Silk Handkerchiefs, 25c up.
Silk L'mhrellas. Bed Spreads.
Table Linens, Napkins, Shawls,
Lsdies' White Aprons, beautiful assortment.
Handkercbef sale is still in progress. The largest, handsomest and
cheapest assortment lc, 2c, Sc, ud to fine grades.
Rock Island. Illinois.
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This year our assortment is twenty times greater
an last year. Tq albums, stand, yase and hanging
lamps, we have always had the lead. This year we
have a full link of Furnitui e and Carpets in connec
tion, also a fine stock of the best quadruple plate, sil
ver ITollowahe and Roger Flat Ware. Over 150 dif
ferent styles and designs in Fancy Oak Rockers
, and Chairs. Ladies' parlor desks, book cases, 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'8,
POST OFFICE BLOCK. ; ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
ROCK ISLAND HOUSE BARBER SHOP
AND BATH ROOMS.
Bare baan re-opnd nndrr the management of If r. HARRY PAT, a Snn-claa barter who sa
ilclla a share of public patronage. Tbe shop baa been renovated, ra-palaicd and "re- p.
pcred throughout and die bath looms rccarpeted, to fact erervlblng la la Srat-claas shaya.
LOWEST PRICES III THE mi
Children's Felt Slippers, -
Misses' " " -Women's
Misses' High Button Gaiters
Women's Alaskas, ...
Gentlemen's Patent Leather Pumps
Io Gentlemen's Holiday Slippers we bare tbe finest assortment in tba eitw fn,
70c to 3 50. Felt Boots and 0ers sold regardless of cost. 7
Electric Sudor for tbe feet, 5 cents per box.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
CENTRAL SHOE STORK, 1818 Second Amiw.''
ELM STREET SHOE STORK,
8989 Flfta Avenue.
for and selecting your Holiday, giftr.
will make a suitable Christmas present for