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Cook Stoves Ranges,
RIVERSIDE OAK SIOVES,
jjoynton Celebrated Furnaces,
tVrouffht Steel Ranges
fT,!tim:its for Heating and Ventilating furnished on ap-
,:I7 Second avenne, Rock Island, Ills.
CLOSING OUT PRICES.
PIukIi t'al'inet Alhnnis fW rents,
Leatlier Cabinet Albums 78 cents,
1 ili Below Cost,
Work Baskets Below Cost,
Stationery at 20 per cent off,
Cabinet Frames 20 per cent off;
Bibles at Cost,
PIG BARGAINS In Every
ClfSF. out, our Stock In Twenty Days.
UNTIL JAN. 1.
W "i. tvi-ry nr.lt r of Cabinet Fuotographs we will present an extra
!..... liirdnomrlj framed 10 a gold furnished frame, well worth 91.00.
f n .Hild mjEifHHt that parties who wish to send Pnolos abroad for
I i ll..i.!at wenM rio wrll to engage a B'ttioij at an early date.
To-1725 Second Avenue,
OVER THE RIVER,
( On. OF BIIADY AND SECOND ST.,
-THEY WILL DISCOUNT ANYBODY'S PRICES 0N-
OOTS and SHOES
OF ALL KINDS,
and pay your way over and back besides. TRY THEM.
Goods as represented, or money refunded.
The Davenport Shoe Co.,
( OR. BUADY AND SECOND,
Geo. W. D. Harris,
Real Estate and Insurance,
tit Setrcnteeuth St . under Commercial Hotel, ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
The nicest Christmas or New Years present to make to your
'atiilly would b-
A Hous-4 and Lot,
A Few Acres on the Bluff,
Western Land, or
any good renting property.
If VOJ have anything to exchange or waot your property insured In first-class
t''n,.mn, call on U. W. D. Harris before Jan. 1 to enable you to make luitto
lir waent acceptable at any time.
Wall Paper, Curtains
AND ROOM MOULDINGS,
No. 1401 Second Avenue.
Steel Dome Furnaces.
Wall Paper at and Below Cost
Window Shades at Cost
Department for we "MUST
KINGSBURY & SON,
1705 Secend Avenue.
la.avaiaran i. .
Sears' Flouring Mill Wiped
A Maaa af Malaa Marks the Mite tr
m Yeateratay Oae af the Brat
nillslalliiaS...Tiil Lea aa4 I.
Tha ! a... v .
Hem dh again made a dire
Tiaiiation in the vicinity of Milan, and
one or the leading industries, not only of
hoc i.iana county, but of the state of
Illinois, ia la rulne. Between 2 and 1
ocioca- this morning the (treat
building, known aa fWr.'
hich baa become familiar
as a land
mark to the community.
Kuiica dt ore, and nothing but cracked
ma crumbling walla remain.
wuoin a few m nutea of a
o'clock that Watchman Patterson, of the
-oiion discoTered flmes issuing
from the roof of the Hour mill and pw
me alarm. Th ;n.a. .1 .m
S " vt ill I J It U
nd Seara" and all the inhabitants
In the VlcinitT VPM inn. J
and the Milan hanl
j .... .vuii miiutsm
o the scene. Eucket and
promptly orenniiud bu'
the flames were beyond control when dis-
iTrea ana Defore scarcely any 1 (Torts
bad been made to tare or rescue it, th
Kai none structure contained a sceth.
ing mass of Are and smoke. It was im
possible to do more than protect adjoin
mg projK-rty ; to removing the contnts of
the little brick office adjoining to places
of safety. Thia building contained net
only the books and other papers of tba
mill property, but the postofflce for the
town of Sears was also located in ii.
Everything was saed in the way of con.
tents but the building was destroyed. Tbe
nre raged until almost daylight and unt,l
there was nothing left for it to ft-ant upon
win, machinery and materisl all
1 nia morning but a mare shell
aboTe the ground.
THE LOSS AND INSURANCE.
It ia impossible aa yet to ascertain tt e
eiact loss, but it will be between f SO.tmo
and $60,000 net. The original cost of
the mill twenty-one yeara ago was ftif ,n
000. After that, imnrovement amonnr.
ng to 1 16,000 were made, and later t .e
process was changed from stone to roll :r
at considerable additional eipense, and it
thought that tlOO.OtH) would not more
than cover the amount of money in vett
ed. At any rate, tbe loss now ia rougl ly
estimated at f 90,000. of which $30,000 is
on tbe mill and machinery and f 30,000 on
tock. Tbe insurance, all in mutt al
companies, is f 30.000, hich leaves a
net loss of about $50,000.
The insurance is distributed among tbe
following companies: .
Mi!lrr' National, of rhlrairo am rvwi
Mie.ilmi Valley Manufacturers' Mutu
al of Rock laland t sirt
Nnnhw.noro Mutual, of lunk laland isin
Mutual I Dion, of Molioe k v
lilluoia Mlllpn'.or Alton, III V ..(
Illli,oi. Mutual, of Alton Min
Mlllrn'and Manufai-turara', of Mmnaix.
The office, building and contents were
nsured for $1,500 in Loosley &, Krjc id-
ton's agency and tbe Lane ashire compr ny.
or cause of tbe Ore la entirely unkao-vn
The Messrs. Sears have not the least idea
ow it started. The theory of spot ta-
neous combustion will be advancer by
many, and it mav be correct, but those
beat acquainted with tbe premises will
explode it on the ground that a riore
carefully kept and cltanar mill could .riot
xist. The greatest of precaution was
ways taken that nothing of a comb jst
ib'e nature remained about the built ing.
Tbe mill had been running to its full ra
parity, and eighteen hours a day an 1 ud
to midnight. Everything was apparently
all riht when it shut down for the n ght.
HISTORIC A I
The building was of solid stone, brie
stories and a half high with basericnt.
Tbe dimensions were 51x61 nutsidt . It
was constructed in 1963 by Davit Ii.
Sears and Sons William, Oiorce
and David and was erected on
tbe edge of the dam at tbe
pproach to the first bridge. Prior to
that for nine years the Messrs. Sear bad
conducted the frame milt on tbe et stern
extremity of the island of Rock I .land.
After building tbe mill at Milan tbey de
voted themselves to its operation con
tinuoufclj. Mr. D. B. Sears die d six
yeara ago and tbe sons have bad charge
of tbe buainess since. It was operated by
water power and-had five turbine v beels.
Originally tbe atone process was us;d en
tirtlv, but it waa rolaced by the double
roller system until when the proper y waa
destroyed there were nine double ro'.ler
mills, and five run of atono. The capa
city was three hundred barrels k day.
nd it waa full laBt night, it be
ing estimated that there were 1,200
barrels of flour, corn meal, etc , and
10.000 to 16.0'H) bushels of wbett and
rya on band. Tbe mill was as nearly
perfection aa it could be made. It was
equipped throughout with the mntt modi
ern improved machinery. It waa always
a model of neatness and cleanliresa and
source of great and very ju .tillable
pride to its owners. Tbe destruction can
only be termed a calamity, not onl r to the
owners who are among our old -at and
most highly respected citizens, btt 'jo tbe
Tbe mills employed sixteen men; F.
M. Van Horn was head miller, ami Thom
as Taylor second miller. The Messrs.
Sears were all seen bv an A not s repre
sentative this morning, but tbey were not
prepared to say aa to what their future
plans will ba.
SSare t Olphthftrla.
.At a recent meeting of tbe Chicago
Medical society, diphtheria wits taken
up and discussed. Dr. Enox n ading an
excellent paper on tbe various methods
of treatment. In tbe discussion vhich fol
lowed the reeding of the paper it was
evident that the doctors disagr eed. Mr.
Maxim thought there was no specific
remedy for diphtheria; several of the
doctors thought diphtheria constitu
tional disease, and Presiden. A. E.
Bosdley said he thought the bole pro
fession was behind tbe times; that diph
theria ia a purely local diseast , and that
it can be as easily and as effectively
treated as measles. His remedy is a sim
ple one tincture of myrrh ai plied ia a
syrup t the diphtheritic surface every
fifteen minutes. Dr. HoadUy was very
positive ia his assertion that the disease
need not be feared if properly .rested, and
said that la 138 cases he had treated he
had not lost one.
Skating at the rink Christmas after
noon and evening. Adm saion, 10c.
Collins Bros, managers.
It was an Englishman who thought
that toe el roads ran unaergt mno.
THE HOCK IBLAKll
1 -school exercises.
Katrrikinlnc Prot-raaaaaes Preante
at Mrheol Ka. l Yeaterday After.
! School Building No. 1 observed tbe
last day before the Christmas vacation in
a manner yesterday afternoon calculated
to impress upon the minds of the chil
dren the importance of the holiday in
which the world rejoices. The six higher
grades had no unusual programme, but
the closing hours were enjoyed in sing
ing, impromptu recitations, and in aome
instances by recitations from pupils from
the lower grades. All the teachers were
remembered by their pupils in plessant
ways, such as flowers, pictures, perfumes,
albums, etc. Visitors were seen in all
the rooms. The pupils went home cheer
ful and happy. In Miss Freeman's room
assembled her whole enrollment, and Miss
Bennett's room were many visitors. The
following programme was presented:
Merry Christmas (Song) school; reci
tationWhere Two Ways Meet, Harry
Holdorf; recitation Ooen the WinHn.
Edna Downing; song How Many Miles
to Babyland, Mav GuldensoDf : recitation
Come Here Little Sponge, Minnie Kro
ger; recitation Little Folks, Stena Volk;
song O. Where Have You Been? Min.
nie George. Bertha Stevens, Emma Fel
ton, Annie Irwin; recitation We've
Traveled Many a Happy Mile Clara At
kinson; recitation Coatin -. Oscar Smith-
Song Three Little Kittens. Amanda
Anderson; recitation Ob, Dear, Frank
Lindsirom; recitation I'm a Little Girl,
Lillie Genabl; aone PoriDing Corn.
school; recitation Merry Little Snow
flakes. Lera Smith; recitation Out of
the Window. Maggie Houev: aonir
Johnny Had to Learn a Trade, school;
recitation Everyone is Happy, James
Huntley; recitation Foolish Little Rob
in, Martha Hismer; recitation Bnbv'a
First Xmas. Louis Alter; recitation
Bunch of Golden Kevs. Allie Huntlt-v:
...on noo wnite, Harry fierce; recita
tionHang UD the Rahv'a Stnrliino-
t- a . . . " -
Mahle Weinburcer: recitation Criea
Litile Miss Fret. Nettle Ellinwood; reci
tationSleep. Dolly. SWd. Ada Hens-
ler; recitation Four Wimis. Gasnarri
td Allison Cocoueror. Leslie Corcoran .
Frank Grotjan; recitation B-tby'a
Wants, Alpha Robb; song Blue Eves.
school; recitation If I Make a Faro
Frank Holt; recitation Sunnoatt. Mamie
Ilasiing; recitation Man is a Vapour,
Fred Bottje; recitation Pussv Cat, Josie
w hwler; song White Caps. Fred Sehe-
nert, captain; Waves John Coyne, Her
man Loh9e. Houga Anderson, Alvin
Bergstin, Arthur Eterman; recitation
I Have a Little Doll, Gracte Fletcher; re
citationNow You Mav Think. Genre
Etzel; recitation The Boy. Grant Zim
merman; recitation Doll's Lullaby.
Theo. Coyne. Pearl McCormick; recita
tionThree Birdies. Freddie Hoffman.
Freddie Barnes, Henry Hilperthauser;
recitation- Old Santa Clans. E idie Sur
inam song Up on the House-top, school.
Misses Frlchot's and DeSanto's pupils
met with Miss Hillier's room and there
were interesting exercises.
In both these rooms -Mr. and Mrs.
Santa Claus" in tbe persons of Mr. Wm.
Totten and Miss Minnie Hillicr, appeared
an t presented each pupil with a Christ
The I'rtM r l haaakt.
Tomorrow will he tbe twenty-fifth day
of tbe month Kislef, the ninth month of
the Hebrew calendar. On that dav the
people of that nationality the world over,
will celebrate the opening of the feast of
Cbanuka, in commemoration of the
victory of tbe Maccabees over Anti
ochus. king of Syria. This tyrannical
ruler persecuted tbe Jews, attempted
to force tbem to relinquish their faith,
and would have abolished the Sabba'-h,
circumcision, and tbe dietary laws.
Oppressed beyond endurance, they rose
in arms, and under tbe leadership of
Judss Mace a! a-11 9, defeated the Syrians
in several btttles. Thej also entered Je
rusalem, took tbe temple which bad been
desecrated and plundered by Antiocbus,
rededicaled it, and relit tbe holy light.
This latter conquest made the family of
tbe Maccabees the heroes of the Israel
ites, as they led the peopie on to victory.
And from this the festival takes its name.
Chanuka, or dedication . Its celebration
will continue for eight days. On the
first evening in each Jewish family a
light will be lit, and an additional light
added each night until the end of the fes
tival. This event is also made a festival
of rejoicing for the children. Presents
are given, and exercises are indulged in
which are intended to make the occasion
a happy one for all.
Jack Garin, Martin Renfro and a street
character who gave her name as Lizxie
Keed, were out on a lark last night. They
were doing nothing malicious, but were
all gloriously full and enjoying life in
their own peculiar way on Second avenue
in tbe business part of the city. Officer
Mcbaab took them in, and thia morning
Magistrate Wivill fined Garin and Kenfro
$200 and costs and tbe girl $5 and costs.
Officer Schaab arrested Albert Boehme
for creating disturbance in Schafer's sa
loon last night and Geo. Lettig inter
fered. The officer dealt Lettig a sound
blow with bis club for his trouble and
knocked bim dewn. He then took both
men to the station. Lettig had a tough
looking fort-head this morning in con-es
A U rat lata Jndaatrv.
The St. Paul plow works, located at
Gladstone, Ramsey county, Minn-, and
only a few miles from St. Paul, are fast
growing into one of the best known and
most successful industries in the north
west. Employing 250 men all tbe year
round and manufacturing all kinds of
agricultural goods which meet with suc
cess and ready sales, they are now
manufacturing several thousand sleighs,
besides their other work. Mr. W. J.
Browne, for so many years resident of
this city, and identified closely with its
manufacturers, is the general auperin
tendent and manager of these works and
its through his skill and ingenuity that
their goods are winning success every
where. sriae Eaa-rarlBca.
Sleel engravings, etchings and artists
proofs are new ail tbe go for ornament
ing the walla of your parlors and where
to get the latest productions in this line
is tbe question. C. C. Taylor has for
years made a specialty of fine goods in
thia line. He has just Inaugurated a
f losing out sale of his fine pictures and
eawls which affords an opportunity for
those wishing fine engravings to get them
at greatly reduced price. There is
nothing that would make a more appro
priate Christmas gift than an engraving;
aa the human family all admire fine pic
tures. He has iust finished framing a
large number which be has conspicuously
displayed at his store.
U. 8. Biskal Otticb, I
Washington, D. C.Jtec.Sl f
For tbe next 24 hours for Illinois:
Slight rains and colder weather.
Loosley still has a very choice line of
Xmai presents, and aska his many friends
to call and see his selections, before buying.
A ROUP. r BAT URD AY. DECEMBER 21,
For the next three days
Qne-half off regular price
On all gloves at the Golden Eagle.
Buy your Christmas candies at Krell &
Old 1889 is getting ready to pass in his
Christmas trees and ernaments at Krell
The usual calendar crop has made its
The stove works have shut down for
uoys ail wool waists only 70 cents at
the Golden Eagle.
Mr. Cbas. Scbafer, Jr., of Port Byron,
waa In the city today.
inose oxyaized silver toilet sets at
Thomas' are perfect beauties.
Postmaster Wells is thinking of pur
chasing the Rodman homestead.
Mufflers and silk handkerchiefs, splen
did assortment at Mclntire Bros.
If you want good value for your money
deal with J. Ramser, the reliable jeweler.
11 cents bordered cashmeres at Mc
lntire Bros. 7 to 9 o'clork this evening.
For the next three days
The Golden Eagle will sell
Stetson's best hats at only $2.
Krell & Math have a fine stock of nice
caadiea purchased expressly for tbe holi
days. For tbe next three days
The Golden Eagle will sell
Sealskin caps at less than cost.
Bordered cashmeres 11 cents a yard
at Mclntire Bros, this evening, 7 to 9
For the next three days
Your choice of forty d zen mufflers j
Only 15 cents at the Golden Eagle.
Go with the crowd to Thomas' and see
what a beautiful display of nice Christ
mas goods be has.
For tbe next three days
The Golden Eagle will astonish
You in prices on silk umbrellas.
Why they are even coming from Dav
enport to see tbe grand display of albums
at Hartz & Bahnsen's.
For three days only
Any necktie 50 cents
At the Golden Eagle doming store.
Mrs. Lt. Schwaika, of Chicago, is exs
pected here to spend the holidays with
her father, Capt. Brackett.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Blanchard are
spending tbe winter with Mr. and Mrs.
J. S. Dart, at Norfolk, Neb.
Fi r the next three days
Brocaded silk handkerchiefs
Choice 40 cents Golden Eagle.
Not $50,000 worth, but just what you
want for an Xmas gift, at J. Ramser's,
the reliable jeweler.
All the ladiea who have seen those ox
ydized silver toilet sets at Thomas' are
loud in praises of their teauty.
For the next three days
Mufflers at just half price
At the Golden Eagle clothing store.
Ladiea. in your rounds do not forget to
call at Hartz & Bahnsen's and see what
nice Christmas goods they have..
For the next three days
Nice durable toy trunks
Only 25 cents at the Golden Eagle.
Call early and avoid the rush at Hartz
& Bahnsen's great display of elegant
goods for tbe toilet and parlor.
T. H. Thomas has the finest line of
oxydized toilet seta in tbe city. Just the
thing for a Christmas present.
For three days only
Today. Monday and Tuesday
Genuine bargains at the Golden Eagle.
Mrs. E. D. F. Fisher, of Council
Bluffs, is spending the holidays with her
parents. Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Johnston.
The seventh grade of school No. 5
defeated the eighth grade in a game of
"sbinney" yesterday, by a score of 6 to 5.
Tbe turkey gobbler thst escapes the
ruthless hand of tbe destroyer for the
next ten days may consider himself a
very fortunate bird.
Mr. Frank Nadler, the chemist, has
issued a handsome calendarfor 1890,with
suggestions that his triple flavoring ex
tracts are just the thing for housekeep
ers. The counterfeiter is working the street
cars. Six bogus nickels and a. much
tored ticket were taken from th
boxes on the Moline & Rock Island lines
Miles Cornish, of Black Hawk town
ship, shot an eag'e at tbe mouth of Rock
river Thursday evening, which measured
six and one-b&lf feet from tip to
tip of its wings.
A farmer named Westphahl, of Taylor
Ridge, disappeared a few days ago and
his dead body waa found below Andalu
sia inia morning. Coroner Hawes has I
gone down to hold an Inquest.
The different parts in tbe "Queen of
Fame" entertainment to be given at Hars
per's theatre aome time in January, have i
all been assigned, and a really meritori
oua performance is promised.
A gentleman from tbe west is said to be
in tbe city on an interesting mission, and
that when be returns, one of Rock Inl
and's well known young ladies will ac
company him aa a bride.
In chamber suits and extension tables,
Kann & Flemming show as fine a liue of
tbe very lateat designs as any firm in tbe
west. Parties desiring good goods ought
to consult this firm before purchasing.
When "Fitx," tbe weather observer,
gets so bewildered that he aends us
thunder nod lightning and drencing rain
at Christmas time, who knows but that
we will have sleigh riding for next Fourth
of July T
Georgie Hamlin and her excellent com
pany opena a week's engagement at Ham
per's theatre, Monday evening with
"Fanchon, tbe Cricket." Tbe company
plays at popular prices and should do
good week's business.
The congregation of the First Baptist
church surprised their pastor. Rev. H. C.
Leland, this afternoon by rending him a
magnificent chamber set and a comforta
ble easy chair. Mr. Leland leaves Mon
day to spend Christmas in Chicago.
A social ball will be held at Odd Fel
lows' ball under the auspices of Ucal
lodge, Ne. 08. Ro Island lodge, No.
18, and Rebecca lodge. No. 13, I. O. O.
F., on Thursday evening next. An ad
dress will be delivered before the danc
ing. Talk about a rush; you have missed it
if you did not see the great crowd at
xisxu & Bahnsen's yesterday admiring
the beautiful line of Chateline bags,
Christmas cards, odor cases, shaving seta,
born whisk broom holders, meerschaum
Remember! Commencing this morn
ing and continuing until next Tuesday
evening, you can buy mufflers at tbe Gol
den Eagle at just one-half the regular
price narked on them. Do sot Diss this
I chance of securing bargains. The Gol
uen f,sgie nas too many ana is oouna to
sell them. "
It is said that in view of the accident
which befell the collector on Capt. Tom
Fuller's train yesterday, that the C, M
& St. P. company will adopt rules for
bidding them to get off the train until the
end of the run is reached. This precau
tion may be necessary to prevent the col
lectors from getting lost
Kann St Flemming are in receipt of
nice line of fancy chairs and parlor
suits, which have been purchased with
a view of accommodating tbe buyers of
useful and durable Christmas gifts
This firm is doing a fine business, be
cause their prices come within the range
ine mercnanta carnival given at
Knowles' ball, Moline, by the ladies
auxiliary of tbe Y. M. C. A., of that city.
closed last night. It was another cred
itable exhibit in every way. Col. Clen-
denin and Capt. Simmon, who drilled the
ladies, were each presented with a gold
Chris Hansen, a laborer in the yards of
tbe Rock Island Lumber company, was
struck on the head by a pulley hook yes
terday afternoon and one of his ears was
badly lacerated a portion of it almost
severed. He was conveyed to Nadler's
drug store, where Dr. Cowden attended
him, and he Is doing nicely today.
The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
railway is about to introduce a new sys
tem of coach lighting. The lighting is to
be by vaporized gasoline. Each car is
supplied with a gasoline tank placed on
top of the car. Connected with this are
two funnel-shaped air gatherers with the
opening toward the head of the car.
With the car in motion the force of the
air vaporizes the gasoline and tbe vapor
makes a brilliant flame by which the car
Fine Holiday Goad.
The great center of attraction for sev
eral days has been, and is, tbe elaborate
display of rich holiday goods at the Har
per house drug store. Mr. Marshall has
outdone all former efforts in his ambition
to please the people this year, and the
people are evidently appreciating tbe fine
line as evidenced by many of the best
articles having the word 'sold' displayed
upon them. This display embraces the
many latest designs in odor cases and
toilet sets in plush, oxydized silver and
leather, elegant smoking sets, opera
glasses and hundreds of other very nice
things too numerous to mention. It is
tbe most glittering array of nice goods
ever seen in this section of the country.
I efol rhrlMma, Vina.
Tbe best present to make a dear friend
is one that will last for tnaoy years.
Household furniture affords an opportun
ity for those who wish to make a present
of something useful and ornamental, as
well as durable. Clemann & Salzmann
have a very fine line of fancy chairs and
extension tables which have just been
received. They have also just made up
a number of nice plush parlor sets in
different colors and designs, which they
invite the public to call and examine.
Tbey also have an elegant line of bed
room suits, all of which are sold away
down in price.
Messrs. Lloyd fc Stewart, tbe popular
and enterprising dealers in gentlemen's
furnishing goods, have a very fine selec -lion
of the very best makes of goods pe
culiar to their line of business, such as
elegant silk mufflers, silk handkerchiefs
in all colors, neckties in the very latest
styles, smoking jackets something new
gold headed umbrellas and canes in
various designs, fur collars, fur caps
and many other things that could be
mentioned that would make suitable
Christmas presents. Tbe goods, remem
ber, are all firstclaes, and are sold at very
Chirac. Kariint-taa A qaalmry K. K.
Dmsioa msincer Orrici, I
Hora Irland. III., Dec. 21, -S. f
The C, B. & Q. now have on sale
winter tourist tickets to all points in
Florida and to other southern states
points; also to the City of Mexico and
the Pacific coast points. Sleeping car ac
commodations secured to destination.
For rates or further information apply
to any agent of the C, B. & Q or to H.
D. Mack, Div. Pass. Apt. Rxk Island.
H. D. Mack.
Div. Pas. Agent.
at the Forward store; baskets trimmed
and untrimmed, bambo easels and tables,
shopping baskets, ladies' 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 hand painted goods, our own
designs, fancy draping, silk and linen
scarfs, etc., at lowest prices.
314 West Second street, Davenport.
The Fair! Tbe Fair!! The ralr!!!
Holiday goods purchasers should not
forget the fact that the Fair is actually
selling out their stock without regard to
price aa it becomes necessary for them to
vacate tbe building February 1. This
stock embraces all the very latest novel
ties in toys ana maay other goods suita
ble tor Christmas gifts and are being sold
at exceedingly low prices.
Mr. Henry Strove, formerly of this city.
and for some time a resident of Daven
port, will inaugurate the opening of a
new rooms at his place corner of Harri
son and Fifth streets, Davenport, tomor
row. His place is called tbe "Die Ka
pelle." He has tbe best beer and drinks
of all kinds and cigars.
Hear la Ml ad
that J. Ramser, the eldest established
jeweler, does not take advantage of tbe
holiday rush to work off a lot of cheap
and inferior goods. Remember the
goods you purchase there are always A
No. 1, fully guaranteed, backed up by an
established trade of twenty years' stand
mces on oxvdized silver toilet sets
knocked out at T. H. Thomas' drug store.
wnere tney nave the most complete line
of oxydized silver goods in the three
cities and at wonderfully low prices
naving just bought a large stock direct
from the manufacturers at balf tbe usual
Hard Coal Market.
Grate and egg. $7.50; atove, 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, $0 per ton. Now is the time
to buy. Blacksmiths' coal, coke and
charcoal on hand. E. G. Frazer.
Rogers' knives, forks and spoons; also
a full line of tea seta, butter dishes, fruit
stands, cake baskets, bake dishes, castors.
cups and napkin rings in quadruple plate.
Every piece warranted. Prices that
competition dare not follow. Tbe C. F.
Adama Home Furnishing House, 822
Brady street, Davenport.
Dr. Wm. H. Thompson, of the univer
slty of the city of New York, say a: "The
symptoms of diseased kidneys will first
appear in the extremely different organs
of the body." Treat the kidneys and not
the effect of kidney disease, by using
tt arner i oare i,ure.
"I cannot praise Hood's Sarsaparilla
half enough," aays a mother, whose son.
almost blind with scrofula, was cured by
it. .ji, J
He ia a pretty foolish man who thinks
uai ue grass widow is green.
Tbe chaplain for congress seems to
prsy hard enough, but still be does no
good; not so with Dr. Bull; his cough
syrup has never failed to cure the most
stubborn cough end cold.
A cook. Enquire of Mrs. Frank j
Mixter, 723 Twentieth street.
Tbe M. N. H. club of Moline will give I
a masquerade et Wagner's opera house
oaturuay, iec. 21. Free car after the 1
Mclntire Bros, have a new and reliable
kid glove cleaner; cleans perfectly and
leaves no odor.
C. A. Stiil, - Manager.
For One Week, commencing
MONDAY, EVE., DEC. 23rd.
r Superb Dramatic Company, w
Orchestra, at Popular prices.
GRAND OPENING BILL
Change of bill uiehtlr. Two grand Family
Matinees, Dec. Ss and Dec. 28. At Matinee
on Chn-tmae day Miaa Hamlin will aire
away over 100 presents to children.
At Matinee lrc. 88, grand draw
ing for beautiful nreaenta.
Firnt nleht. Dec IS. every lady accompanied by
person holding a purchased ticket will be admit
Remember the popular prices 19, to and Sflc.
BURT1S OPERA HOUSE,
f?" MERRY CHRISTMAS jfj
WEDNESDAY DEC. 25th.
THE EMINENT ARTISTS
MILTON & DOLLY
Secured by First Mortgage,
rOB SALS AT
6$ AND 7 PER CENT.
INTIBEIT COIXICTID WITHOUT CHABOI.
No trouble or expense snared to secure choicaat
Our Fourteen years" experience and long es
tablished local agenda giva as
Call or write for circulars or references.
.. Mfuc.-TkAiPL Davenport lo.
ik sens o
$200.00 and Upwards
For sale, secured on land worth from
three to five times the amount
of tbe loan.
Interest 7 per cent semi annually, collected and
remitted free of charge.
E. W. HURST,
Attorney at Law
Roost S and 4 Masonic Temp'e,
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
on Improved Farms in the
Best Counties of Iowa,
The Farms were Inspected by
S13 Main 8L. DAVENPORT. I A.
Notice ia hereby given that the firm name of
Willard Baker A Co., composed of WUIard
Baker. William L. Aster and Fred J anna, and
formerly doing busines at 181 Second avenue ia
lb city of Hock Island, ia hereby d.aaolvedbr
mutual consent, m. L. Aater and Fred Jabot
For lh present there will be do chant of Arm
name, and buainess will still bo carried on at the
old stand arhnt aU bills will be pat" and coUactod.
oc a isiaoo in., ueccaioer iv, isw
Willi, m L. Ansa,
x Faaoanox Jaaas.
rrival at Bed Dog tuoe. f QmifS'S II S
In Milton Noble's Last and Greatest :f MSi " II rT"i W ' L ' M
piy. called --OTMnU C O 5 d 1
FROM SIRE TO SON mw J I j
Fronouncedby Able Critics aa the best Play yet i5wf! SL LiJ '43 tft
written by an American. " CN1 S; m Tsj ;V
Pictnreaqne Scenic Effects) Startling Dramatic V?2k B I
Climaxes! W holemme Comedy I Ki- tJ-..! VSl 1 lJ h . j;
qnirite Mnrlct Faultless TotleU. 3 w .4
A Powerful Drama Stiperblr Acted. t V -vV it "" awwasiiaS 1S
PRK-E9 It on, 75.60 and&renta. v f 11
Seata on sale Monday, December 2S, at 0 a. m. a v. m J.J
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Oh Tl Aaw PIANO LAMPS, I
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Want to assist you, if possible, in plsnniag
Keeping nothing but Dry Goods exclusively
during the coming two weeks. Special care has been taken in selecting
goods appropriate for the Holidajs, useful as well as ornamental. .
TO HUSBANDS: I
The followingmentioned will make a suitable Christmas present for
Silk Dress Patterns. Wool Dress Patterns
Beautiful Table Linen and Napkins in Set, in plain fringed and
colored borders. t
Plush Cloaks, Newmarkets, Portiere and Lace Curtains.
JMegant Fancy Towels, and many other desirable things which they
will be pleased to show you.
FOR EVERBODY. v
Beautiful Handkerchiefs stacks of them.
New effects in Silk Handkerchiefs. 25c up.
Silk Umbrellas. Bed Spreads.
Table Linens. Napkins, 8hawls,
Ladies' White Aprons, beautiful assortment.
Handkerchtf sale is still in progress. The largest, handsomest and
cheapest assortment lo. 2c, 8c, uo to fine grades.
Bock Island. Illinois.
The C.F. Adams Home-Furnishing House
322 Brady Street,
Only $1,00 PER GALLON,
KOHIST & ADLER'S,
POST OFFICB BLOCK. j ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
ROCK ISLAND HOUSE BARBER SHOP
AND BATH ROOMS. .
Have been re-opened under the mam
ler the management of Mr. HARRY FAT, a Irst-claaa barber, who so
: patronage. The shop has baen renovated, re-palnted and re-pa-tlis
batb looms recaruatcd. In fact everything la In Srat-claas ahap
uciia a snare or ponitc
pcrau loruugnout aua
Children's Felt Slippers,
Misses' " ...
Women's " " -
Misses' High Button Gaiters
Women's Alaskas, - - . .
Gentlemen's Patent Leather Fnmps -
.In.,VemTtn.,,T?0,id'y 81iPPe the finest assortment in the clw for
70c to t3 50. Fell Boots and Orers sold regardless of coat. 7
Electric Sudor for the feet, 6 cenlt per box. - -"
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
CENTRAL 8HOE STORE, 1818 Second Awnue.
ILM STREET SHOE STORE
' 3929 Fifth Avenue.
si 11 ii 1 i 1 f sa !- . r.'t
7 - 'Vei
for and selecting vour Holiday gifts.
they are in a position to serre you well
Parlor Lamps, Library Lamps,
Hatt Lamps, Vase Lamps,
with Pittsburg burner. Any of these make ele
gsnt and useful
We also have tbe largest assortment of
We ever carried. We make a specialty of High
Grade Easel Albums mouuted with
Oxidized Silver Corners
Prices Lowest on Record.
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