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25 copies of those large magnificent
n.nlr ' Infernos at 75c.
We pui out Monday early 100 geno
,, chtinrbct for 1886 at the absurd
Brirf (.f 84c per copy.
Tlmw prrtt big 184 page finely lllus
ir.irM (Mut Chat and Children's Delight.
yibtt there are left od Monday go at 17c.
in sets Mecaulej's England 8 vols
t, si TiV
HA IN I RAIN 1 RAIN t
A SLAUGHTER on Monday we will
,,(T.t 4') Ko)d and oivdlced silver bandies
a4 (in pitk umhrrllas at I2.R4. Take
poiiir. three styles are all aicedln(tly
fhi'iir and make nice preaemt for
rithi-r a lady or Knllf man. All other
of choicest and brat make tilk urn-tin-lUx
nl till rrnls on tbe dollar.
Splendid values In band wrought
linen Woe bed sets 03o on the dollar.
I.nt call, last rhanoe oo tbe II J per
rent ilirunt on black lrnpjraln dress
ilk A nuniHer of styles of One dress
noil wilt be marked especially cheap
Monitor end Tueaday designed to
mike ihem especially dealrable for present.
I n ilnn Hsmlaerchtefs be eraacMerad. Prices down, "town. 1mm-fane? borders, plain
i-rch'.-f.. Initial and embroidered haiHlkeirhtefa aiast gn. No price loo pmall, if yon c .a murk
,..! elsewhere hrint our hack, delays are hsaardoae Wlshtnx jroa a "Merry t'hiis:maa" and
i.. hrlp yen make it merry, we are nsoel cordially
1713. 1714. 1718. 1718. 1720 and 1723 Bkcond Avkhu.
CLOSING OUT PRICES.
Pltinh Cabinet Albums 38 rents.
Leather Cabinet Albums 78 cents,
Sleds Below Cost,
Work Baskets Below Cost,
Stationery at 20 per cent off,
Cabinet Frames 20 per cent off;
Bibles at Cost,
"Wall Paper at and Below Cost
Window Shades at Cost
BIO BAKQAT.N8 1n Every Department for wo MUST
CLO SE out our Stock In Twenty Days.
UNTIL JAN. 1.
W ith evrry order of Cabinet Photographs we will present an eitra
I'nniii banriannir-ly framed in a gold furnished frame, well worth il.Otl.
We would aiiegest that parties who wish to send Photo, abroad for
u.r ll 'lii'ejs would do well to engage a sitting at an early date.
To 1725 Second Avenue,
OVER THE RIVER,
COK. OF BRADY AND SECOND ST.,
THEY WILL DISCOUNT ANYBODY'S PRICES ON-
OOTS and SHOES
OF ALL KINDS,
and ray yonr way over and back besides. TRY TI1EM.
15"A11 Goods as represented, or money refunded.
The Davenport Shoe Co.,
COR. BRADY AND SECOND,
Geo. V. D. Harris,
Real Estate and Insurance,
S'29 Seventeenth Hi, under Commercial Hotel, ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
The nicest Christmas or New
family would bt
A House and Lot,
A Few Acres on the Bluff.
Western Land, or
any good renting projerty.
If toj have anvluing to exchange or
mmpaniea. call on Oro. W. I). Ilarria before Jan. 1 to enable you to make a suita
ble present acceptable at any time.
h ill & '
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Wall Paper, Curtains
AND ROOM MOULDINGS,
j . No. 1401 Second Arenue.
We commence oo Monday a. m. to
wind up all there are left of tbe holiday
poods. Price, no object on Monday aad
ALL MUST OO.
We mast wind tip, clear out, clean
up, eweep out. to make room for other
good. After Christmas the room it
worth much more to ut thac the goodi
Dolla and Toys go, yea go; not at
the usual pricea. but at price, to MAKE
Autograph album, cut down to lc,
8c, 81? no price.
Scrap albums take thcra 4o, 15o,
90c not half price.
A lot of leather and leatherette
photograph albums, were 25c 88c and
4He all, all. ALL go on Monday at 12o
for your choice. Take 'em quick.
Wai doll, with hair 3c, china dolls
2c. elephants, rabbi U, teams, drums, bar
monicaa. squrrlela, camels, goats, moving
trains and toys generally go at half price.
KINGSBURY & SON,
1705 Secend A verm e.
Years present to make to your
want your property inaured in first-class
: i( i
The Winter Festival in Spring Like
talet. Hen, AttraetlTe HSap
W1"w Cwaatliatc tk Outy Krt
. aleaee r Ckrlatlaalty Hall4a..
ael aa rrraeat Obaervaaeea.
In the old time the Christmas sea ion
properly began December 16 ih (descrl ied
in the prayer-book calendar as O &n
tia), and ended January (h. with twe fth
night. When Dr. Parr was asked what
day In December it was proper to begin
eating mince pie, he said, "Begin o i O
Stpientia but please to say Christmas
pie mince pie is Puritanical." If 0 ere
is en merit in eating mince pie, as :tii
aMoclatlon of it with tbe holy seas.
seems to Imply, then it is the test of the
piety of tbe Pilgrims af New EogUnd.
for I bey aod their descendants did not
hesitate to eat mince pie any day in the
year they could get It. and bad so a uch
grace that they could take it with im
punity for breakfast on a summer m rn
Ing. In tbe fifteenth and sixteenth centi ries
this whole season wss given up to nrels
and jollity, in which eating and drinking
had a prominent part.
Christmas waa alwaya a democ-atic
festival. All classes mingled in the
games and merriment, and hospittlity
was universal. An English gentleman
in tbe country, on Christmas day lr tbe
morning, had all his tenanta and t lgh
bors enter tbe ball by daybreak. The
strong beer was broached, and tbe b aik
jat ks went plentifully round, with taM,
sugar, nutmeg and good Cheshire cheese.
The great sausage (the Hackio), mun be
boiled at daybreak, and if it failed 'o be
ready, two young men must tak tbe
cook bv the arm and run her rounl the
market place till she was ashamed f ber
laziness. The maids bad. however. nm
privilege, of retort. In some place in
Oxfordshire it was tbe custom f r the
maid-servant to ask the man for ivy to
dress the house, and if the man
refused or neglected to fetch tbe ivp, tbe
maid stole a pair of bis breeches
and nailed tbem up to tbe gate lit tbe
garden or highway. During the festival
dajs the tables were perpetually spread;
the sirloin of beef, the minced pie, the
plum porridge, turkeys, geese and plum
puddings were all brought upon tbe board
at once, and every one ate heartily and
was welcome, so that tbe proverb origi
nated of " Tis merry in hall when lieards
wag all." Tbe gentlemen went to early
service in the church, and retuned to
breakfast on brawn and mustard and
malmsey. Brawn waa a dish of great
antiquity. It was made of wilj boar's
Another dish, common in Sbaksoeare's
day, which added at least to tbe show of
tbe feast, was tbe "stately pye," tbtt is, a
peacock or pheasant pie. In tbe days of
chivalry tbe knigbta took their vovs at a
solemn feast, on presentation of a roasted
peacock in a golden dish. This custom
was kept up at Christmas by the bring
ing in, on the most magnificent duh the
house could affard, of a peacock in a pie,
preserving as much as possible tl e form
of tbe bird, with the bead elevatec. above
the crust, the beak richly gilt and the
beautiful tail spread out to its full ex
tent. Tbe requisites for god Christn as fare
were plenty of good drink, a blazing fire
in the hall, brawn, pudding and souse,
and mustard with all beef, mutt n and
pork, sLred or minced pies of tha best,
pig, veal, goose, capon, turkey, cheese,
apples and nuts, with jolly carols. When
the company tired of games and tomping
sports, it gathered about tbe ruddy fire
and had tales of legendsry lore, adven
tures of knights and ladies and friars, of
strange apparitions and ghosts, of
coaches on lonely moors drawn b f a team
of headless horses driven by a headless
coachman, with graveyard passenger,, of
wonderful portent, in nature, stories of
tree love wrapped in mystery an 1 ending
in grief, and all sort, of ghostly reminis
cences, which seemed as real as t le danc
ing abadows which the light of the Yule
log cast upon the dusky timbers of the
The custom of decoration 1 y green
plants and flower, in all sorts af festivals
is as old as history, and tbe use of ever
greens at Christmas needs no explana
tion, nor is tbe custom any less christian
because It i, of immemorial use among
pagan nations. The mieiletoe," however,
has a unique place. Tbe Celtic people
and the Druids held it in tbe name ven
eration that the Roman, did It was
used by tbe Romans in religious ceremo
nies, and it may have been tbe "golden
bough" of tbe infernal regit ns. Tbe
Druids gathered it against the Festival of
the winter solstice with great tolemnity.
the prince of tbe Druids cuttiag it him
self with a goldeo.aikle. It was used as
a charm against evil spirits, und excel
lent medical properties are asc-ibed to it.
It was supposed to possess tbi- power to
preserve from poison, and tbe mystic
property of giving fertility. "Kissing
under the mistletoe" may have had refer
ence to this ancient belief. Iberewaaa
tradition that the maid wh was not
kissed under the bough of mistletoe at
Christmas would not be married during
the following year.
Many of these .good old customs re
main to add to tbe merriment of the fes
tival. The Christmas tide it .essentially
merry. The joy of giving, combined with
the "peace on earth and good will to all,"
which should attend it, make It an occa
ian of great happiness and light hearts
In Rock Island there may be expected
the customary Christmas trei , and Santa
Claus' visitations that bring joy to tbe
little ones, tbe family gather! igs, big din
ners, etc. Business will l generally
suspended after noon, and tbe county
and city offices, banks, etc., will close,
while tbe postoffice will clow its business
department after 9 a. m.
Tbe tionday school of the Ninth street
M. E. church, had its Chris una, festival
last evening. Edward Nail Imperson
ated Santa Claus and Miss :4adie Wilier,
Mrs. Santa Claus. There was a band
tome Christmas tree, interesting exer
ciae, and preaenU for all tb little folks
The following programme was pre
Carol "Gather them n." by tbe
school; prayer by Rev. Ooo; carol "O
Bear the Joyful Christaoa, Bells." by the
school; recitation-"CbrMJna, greet
ing." by Nettie Brockmaa; recitation
"Christina, Morning." by Bncbe Brom
lev: recitation "Santa Ca m Ride," by
Morris WUchire; aong "&1 it Again."
by the school, dialogue ij tea young
girle Luela Bennett. &na a srockmaa.
THE HOCK ISLAND
Alma Relpenstell, Ella TJllmeyer. Etta
Petit. Ethel Dougherty. Alta Hoppe,
Grace Bromley, Delia Cook and Hulda
Tesche; duet "The Word's Redeemer,"
by Annie Bennett, Mamie Frick; recita
tion "Santa Claus Dream," Clarence
Coyne; recitation "Pink and Blue,"
Jennie Remley; recitation "Christmas."
Annie Barnes; recitation "Bang up the
Babiea Stocking," Annie Sieghartner;
ong "When Christmas Cornea," young
girls; recitation "Old 8anta Claus."
Louise Ullmeyer; recitation "Doll's
Lullaby." Theo. Coyne, Pearl McCor
mick; song -Once More the Glad Cho
rus is Ringing," by the school; recitation
"O. Dear," Herbert Cook; recitation
"Christmas Hymn," Jennie Burton; long
by the Infanta "Carol Around the
Christmas Tree." Appearance of Mr.
and Mrs. Santa Claus.
A Chrlataaaa Ode.
( By Cola atoxon. of Reynolds.)
Tba handy work of God, a pair
Alone la Kdrn atood.
The rardea round about was fair
Jio tin, aa yet, had entered there.
Ana ttod taw It waa good.
The tree of life ntood Bear at hand.
With otbar Ireee around :
Bat. touch It not, was God's command.
With neither tonane, nor Hps, nor band
Bat aatan mi around.
God lld. "eat not ya of thla fruit,
Leet ye (hall rarely die."
But Mtau came to woman Int.
And caused he- for the frait to thiret.
And told her Mod did lie.
Then Kve, l ant. the law did break.
And tonrhed the tree divine;
Thea eaaeed that Adam should partake.
And, tb us uod'a aacred law forsake.
And aatan'a wiah entwine.
Here, ain and death, and frlef end woe
Heeame the lot ef man.
And In hi wand'rin here below
They follow him where he may go,
Keetet them all he can.
The world, with Eden, kt In ain,
erowlnif yih-r atill ;
The heart of man grew font within,
Tbe germ in Kden did befrlo.
And grew the aoul to kill. j
Bnt God. the wicked world to eare.
From vilest sin tmrnn ;
Ills only son. oar Christ, he nn,
To tuftYr death and Sll the rraire,
for einnera, ev'ry one.
My Men 'e. the Lord a ftift did give.
In Christ, for you and me:
This eilt he Kre that wa might live.
And to onr God the glory give.
Through all eternity.
Aa God. the father, (rave that day.
Hie enn to all mankind;
So, parents give gifts in this way.
To be as near like tlod, ihey say.
As can the boman mind.
Mr. W hitrlitre'a ISaeeewamr.
General Supt. II. B. Sudlo. of the R.
I- & P. road, today sent out a circular
appointing Mr. R. H. Hudson, of Cbi
cago, successor to Mr. II. C. Wbitridge
as auditor, the latter hsviog as has been
heretofore fully set forth in the A rocs.
resigned with a view of going to
California for the benefit of his health,
lie has been with tbe R. I. & P. since its
reorganization and was with its predeces
sor several years, his connection with the
company including seventeen years alto
gether. His associates as well as a very
large portion of the general public.regret
greatly tbe necessitated change on his
part. Mr. Hudson has been heretofore
chief clerk in the office of Geo. H. Curby,
freight auditor of the C, R. I. & P., and
is amply qualified to fill the duties of the
responsible position to which he hag been
At a meeting of the executive commit
tee of the R. I. & P. at Chicago, the other
day tbe usual semi-annual dividend of
two and one-half per cent was declared
payable January 1. This is after paying
interest and providing for a large number
of improvements.including the paying for
100 new cars within the year.
At tae Theatre.
Miss Georgie Hamlin and company
opened a week's engagement at Harper's
theatre last evening, appearing in "Fan
ebon, the Cricket," in which she gave a
very effective and clever presentation.
She is a talented and graceful actress and
is surrounded by an unusrally strong
company. The company has an excel
lent band and orchestra and particularly
a fine violin soloist. This evening Bartley
Campbell's "A Lancashire Lass" is to be
given. Tomorrow there is to be a Cb rist
mas matinee, when the sterling com
edy, "The Honeymoon," will be pre
sented, with Miss Hamlin as "Juliana."
A large and handsome doll, now on ex
hibition at the Fair, is to be given
as a Christmas present to tbe holder of
the lucky number. Children will be ad
mitted for ten cents; adults twenty cents.
Milton and Dolly Nobles appear at
the Burtis at Davenport, tomorrow, in
' Love and Law," and the house will be
packed as a matter of course.
V ea.tph.al ACjler All .
Coroner Hawes has received notifica
tion that the body found in the Mississ
ippi below Andalusia Friday night, has
been identified as that of Henry West
pbal, the missing Taylor Ridge farmer
after all, as tbe Abocs suggested Sat
urday. Tbe deceased formerly lived in
Reck Island, but ef recent years bad been
making his home with a son at Taylor
Ridge. A few days ago he took offense
at hia ton's asking him to help with tbe
work about the farm, aad left. Diligent
search was made for him, but no trace
was found until tbe discovery of the
body. Suicide was undoubtedly the
cause of bis death. He was sixty-nine
years of age. Tbe funeral occurred yes
terday afternoon with interment at Cbip-
Ckleaa-a. Barllaartea qaalaer K. If.
Prviama Pasmoia Orates, I
Kock island. 111,, Dec. ill, t. f
The C B. & Q. now have on sale
winter tourist ticket, to all point, in
Florida and to other southern states
points; also to the City of Mexico and
tbe Pacific coast points. Sleeping car ac
commodations secured to destination.
For rates or further information apply
to any agent or tbe (J., B. cc (j. or to u
V. Mack. Div. Pass. Agt. Rick Island.
H. D. Mack.
Div. Pass. Agent.
Messrs. Lloyd & Stewart, tbe popular
and enterprising dealers in gentlemen's
furnishing goods, have a very fine selec
tion of tbe very best makes of goods pe
culiar to tbeir line of business, such
elegant silk mufflers, silk handkerchiefs
in all colors, necktie, in the very latest
styles, smoking jackets something new
cold headed umbrellas and canea 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
Tae t'keeker ajeateat.
In the checker contest to be played at
Mr. Rudolph Swecke's on Christmas day
the match will he restricted to five open
ings, vii : YYhlller. Paisley ; second dou
ble corner, Suter. Laird and lady, making
ten fames, each plaper playing both sides
of the five openings. Alderman van.
baa been chosen referee; Mr. Renter, of
Moline, timer for Mr. Valentine, and Mr.
Evans, of Moline, timer for Mr. Wood
Play will begin at 2 o'clock promptly in
tie parlor up-atairs.
Rogers' knives, fork, aad spoon,; also
a full line of tea sets, butter dishes, fruit
stands, cake baskets, bake dishes, castors,
cups and napkin rings in quadruple plate.
Every piece warranted. Prices that
cotDpeliiioa dare not follow. . The C. F
Adams' Home Furnishing House,' 823
Brady street, Davenport.
Mr. A. Leea, af the Ualdea Katie. At-
Meraafer the BeaesH at Hia Credit.
are Uablllttea aa Asaeta.
Mr. A. Loeb. of the Golden Eagle
clothing house in Masonic temple build
ing, made an assignment to Mr. H. P.
Hull this morning for the benefit of his
creditors. Mr. Hull at once gave bonds
in the sum of $30,000, took possession of
the store and so far there has been no In
terruption of business, but Mr. Hull has
not yet fully determined 'as to how be
will dispose of the stock.
aggregate nearly f 14.000 and are distribs
uted as follows:
Ranch Bros, H. Y
Khrllch Broe.. Chicago
Coughty, Brown A Co., Chicago ,
u. oimon m vo., vnicago
Novelty Lace Co., Chicago ,
O. T. Byveeton, Chicaca
Wriabt broe.. Philadelphia
Bush, 8imm ns A Co., Chicago ,
Mosenwald A Well. Chicago
M. Cohen A Oo , St. Loan)
J. Stein. Cleveland. Ohio
Wilson Bros., Chicago
A. Mau ber. Clinton, Iowa
A. C. Bleley Mfg. Co, South Bend, Iud.
iavia uooaman A Co.. Chicago
Kola A oppenhelmer, t'hicaeo
Lonmey, Low A Co., Chicago
Milton Knitting Co.. Chioaeo
Brtgham, Hopkins A Co., Baltimore...
i. N. Ward Co., Peoria
Mahler a Merer, chlrairo
Thomas a Harden, Chicago
Husbanm A Co., Chicago
BV. Rolhschild Bros., Chicago
B. O. 8cott A Co.. Chicairo
Henwltter A Rosenheim. N . T
Mweel. 1'empster A Co.. Chicago
Well. Block A Co.. Buffalo. N.v
Cluett, i oon A Co., Chicago....
tieineman A Co., Milwaukee, Wis
F. Otto Chicairo
Kaha, gcboenbum A Co., Chicago
N. W. siuap. j.. Dee Moines, Iowa
H. M. Marae A Co.. Chlcaeo
John D Cutter A Co .Mew York
J. K. Draper A Co-, Ashland, N. H....
H. r. nantc A Co., N. i
Brokaw Mfg. Co., Newburvh. N. Y....
N. W. Rubber Co., Chicago
Phoenix Hasp Co.. Chicng )
Ireland Bros , Johnstown. S. Y
.. ll 50
... 171 60
. . 4VJ 00
.. MS 00
... 161 80
... 84 ao
... aoi 47
. . . S.OK1 1
... IhT 6
Mueller, 8t. Louis
L. Muter A Co., Chiraco
Stranss, Glasco A Co., Chicago
v. Moiooerg w t mcinnau . .. ...
Fitch Paper Co.. Chicago
Geo. Wolff A Co, Chicago
I . M . Secor. Haclne. Wis
Strauss. Yondorf A Co . Chicago
mea M. Miller. New York Citv
Hirsh, Kleon A Co., Chicago
Hirsh, Elsna A Co., Chlcauo
Lawience A Beikson. Chicago
Myer A. leh, l-ock Island
Myer A. Loeb. Rock Island
Abe Mav. Grand Kanlds. Mirh
J. L. l.oeb, Jackson, Mich
Rock island Argne
are about f 10,000 and include the follow
ing: Real estate f 3,500 subject to two
mortgages in the Rock Island B iilding
and Loan association and amounting to
to $3,00); stock of goods between $7
000 and 18.000; store fixtures, S50;
household goods, 1 50; book accounts,
Mr. Loeb attributes his misfortune to
the unseasonable weather a rear ago, and
again this season, he having on both oc
casions stocked his store heavily and at
great expense for winter trade, but the
mild weather running so far into the win
ter months checked the demand. He
msde a brave effort to pull through, but
within the past few days he has been
embarrassed by pressing claims, and de
termined that the best and most honor
able course that lay open to him was to
H. Deutscb, of Davenport, went to the
wall today with liabilities of flO.000; as
sets, f 3,000.
GOXK TO HIS REWARD.
A Well-Kaewa Rack lalaaa Ceaatr
t'ltiaea iaaaea Away After a Lire af
Taylor Ridge. Dec. 23. At half past
8 o'clock Thursday evening last Mr. G
W. Space departed from earth and
entered eternity with tbe hope of a bliss
ful immortality. Deceased was born in
Armstrong county. Pa., sixty nine years
ago, emigrated to Illinois at tbe age of
twenty-two years and first settled at
Richland Grove in Mercer county, where
be remained two years. He then came
to wbeie south Kick Island now is at
that time called Coopertcwn, where he
followed the cooper trade about four
years. He tben removed to Bowling
township, where he entered a tract of
land in section 13. on which he lived un
til 1871, when he sold out anJ immigrat
ed to Hardin county, Iowa. There, how
ever, be remained but one year, when he
came back to Rock Island county and
purchased tbe old Bowling homestead, on
which be lived at tbe time of bis death.
He leaves a wife whom be married forty
one years ago, and nine children to mourn
his loss. He bad been a member of the
M. . church for many years, but of
late years he had dropped and a
abort time ago was taken into the Bap
tist church at this place. He had held
several offices of trust in this township.
and was highly esteemed by all. The
caase of bis demise was cancer of the
face, which had caused him much suffer
ing tbe past year. Tbe funeral was held
at McConnell', chapel at 11 o'clock Sat
urday morning. Service, were conducted
by tbe Rev. M. Wood, of the Btptist
church here, and his body laid to rest ia
tbe cemetery adjoining the church. The
bereaved wife and children have the
sympathy of tbeir many friends.
"Merry Christmas" to all.
Play Marie's waltz at Taylor's.
A "Lancashire Lass" at tbe theatre to
The express companies did a rushiag
P. H. Buckley. C Joslin, was in the
city yesterdsy. '
There will be no paper issued from the
Aruub office tomorrow.
Supt. H. B. Hulow, of the R , I. & P
is in Peoria today on business.
Mrs. Morris Rosecfield returned last
evening from a visit to Chicago.
Mr. . A. Sweepey, of Fairbury. Neb ,
is home to spend Christmas with bis
father. Mr. E. D. Sweeney.
Footpads failed in an attempt to hold
up a citizen on the streets of Davenport
at 9 o'clock last night. Tbe scoundrels
Tbe new Angillo tile walk on the Sec
ond avenue side of court bouse square ia
being put down rapidly and makes a very
Messrs. Phil Mitchell and Thos. Lafiia
have returned from their two weeks' hunt
ia the Indian Territory. They bad
plendid luck, and fine time in eyery
A street car hone npeet the buggy cf
Dr. Arp. of Moline. on Twentieth street
this afternoon and dumped the doctor out
in the scud and damaged hia vehicle, but
no serious results occurred.
Buford post S43 G. A. R , held iu first
meeting ut its new hall last night, and
passed a successful "inspection at the
bands of General James Warnock,
tant inspector geneul of the state.
It looks as if we might have Christmas
weather after all. Observer Fitzgerald
scented a cold wave this morning and
ordered the black signal up. He aays it
will be here between now and tomorrow
D. G. White and Chae. F. Kammerer,
who bad four coops eacb, of chickens en
tered at the Eastern Iowa Poultry show
DECEMBER 24, 1889.
( held at Msquoketa, received word this
morning vnai weir own rcratveu uie
Mr. S. A. MarschaU, of No. 1316 Third
avenue, will have a fine lunch all day to
morrow consisting of tnrkey, chicken,
geese, ducks, etc He invites bis friends
to call and see him and he will try and
treat them right
Clergymen who desire half-fare per
mits over tbe Rock Island & Peoria rail
way for the ensuing year should make
application at once to F. H. Rockwell,
local ticket agent, depot at tbe foot of
Wm. Dressen, the popular proprietor
of the Atlantic hall, will serve his cus
tomers with a grand lunch of geese, tur
keys, and oysters tomorrow. "Tom and
Jerry" will be among the choice drinks
dispensed at the bar.
Mr. J. Banker Phelps, business repre
sentative of the Irish comedians, Murray
A Murphy, who appear at Harper's thea
tre Dec. 31, was in tbe city yesterdsy.
Mr. Phelps is one of the most gentle
manly showmen on tbe road, and be has
one of the best shows.
Mr. John Huntoon, of this city, had a
lively experience at Wann last night.
when two coaches on a C, B. & Q.
train, coming up from St. Louis, jumped
the track and caused a commotion. One
lady was considerably injured and Mr.
Huntoon assisted her from the train.
On Dec. 24th. 25lh and 81st, and
January 1st, 1890, the Rock Island &
Peoria railway will sell round trip tickets
to all points which are 200 miles or less
distant from Rock Island, at fare and
one-third. Good going only on date of
sale. Good returning up to and includ
ing January 31. 1800.
Mr. Virgil Warren is putting down
handsome brick walks on both Sixteenth
street sides of the Warren property fac
ing on Second avenue. Tbe city is do
ing the grading, and Mr. Warren's
course in so promptly complying with the
city ordinances, entitles him to a very
large degree of credit.
There will be Christmas eve. services at
Trinity church tonight at 1 1 :30 and at
12 midnight. Tomorrow at 10 a. m. and
7:30 p. m. Services also Thursday, St.
Stephens' Dsy at 10 a. m. and at the
chapel at 7 p. m. On Friday, 8t- John's
Day, services at 10a.m. and 7:30 p. m. On
Saturday, services at 10 a. m.
A reckless, drunken driver from Mo
line collided with Mrs. E. B. Cropper's
carriage between the bridges on tbe island
the other n'tRht, and Mrs. Cropper and
her children narrowly escaped the most
serious injuries, her buggy being badly
damaged, and she was considerably,
though not alarmingly, injured.
Since cavigation closed in the fall
nearly every boat of any size on tbe up
per river has received some great im
provement. If the weather remains as
good as it has for the past two months,
most of tbe boats now on tbe ways un
dergoing repairs, will be ready for spring
work by the 1st of February.
Mr. Saml Hesgy, of Hampton, was in
tbe city todsy. Mr. Hesgy has just re
ceived intelligence of the destruction by
fire last Friday, of the farm house of his
nephew, Mr. Geo. Hcagy, at Sac City,
Iowa, with a loss of everything eren to
his watch, and amounting to f 1,500 in
all. Tbe insurance was (400.
We are glad to say that the Rock Is
land Novelty company have already ac
complished something which we think
some of the largest factories about here
have not done they having shipped
goods from the Atlantic to tbe Pacific.
This is the kind of a factory we like to
see. Tbeir line of goods cannot be
equaled on the market.
A letter to the Abocs from Mr. F. S.
Southard, the former Rock Island mer
chant, now of Superior, Neb-, where sev
eral other Rock Islanders are flourishing,
says that crops are immense in that sec
tion, that oyer one hundred dwellings
have been built this season, besides a
creamery, an elevator, two fine depots
and several brick buildings. Superior is
on tbe move, evidently.
The pleasant home of CoL and Mrs.
Henry Curtis on Second avenue, was the
scene of a bright and happy gathering
aat evening, the event being a dancing
party given to their son. Mr. Hugh E.
Curtis, aad daughter Miss Curtis, who
are home for the holidays. Schillinger',
orchestra furnished tbe music, there were
about thirty couple present, the refresh
ments were superb and the affair all
through one ef the pleasantest that has
been given in Rock Island during the
The publishers of a book entitled
"Crime of the Century." published in
Chicago, which is virtually a history
o( lb Craaia murder, and whioh has
been put on sale in Rock Island aa else
where, have not only infringed upon a
copyright, but have placed themselves in
a ridiculous lifht by using as one of their
illustrations the cut of Second avenue
made for the recent publication "Rock
Island Illustrated, " of this city, and
terming it a street scene in Chicago. The
comparison is very complimentary to
Rock Island, but it does not speak much
for the reliability of the work "Crime of
at the Forward store; baskets trimmed
and un trimmed, 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, oar own
designs, fancy draping, silk and linen
scarfs, etc., at lowest pricea.
814 West Second street. Darenport.
Prices on osydised silver toilet sets
knocked out at T. H. Thomas' drug store,
where they bare the most complete line
of oxydized silver goods in the three
cities and at wonderfully low price
having just bought a laree stock direct
from the manufacturers at half the usual
V. 8. SismaX. Optics. I
Waeblngtoo, D. C.Jec.S8. f
For the next 24 hours for Illinois:
Fair, cold wave.
toft Coal fa Sal
At my yard, corner of Eleventh street
and Tanth avenue, at ten cents per bush
el. B. Davbrport.
,. Aug. 80. 188.
Distress after eating, heartburn, sick
headache and Indigestion are cured by
tiooa s Daraapanila. it also creates a
Wanted Lady writing a nice plain
nana to ioia ana address circulars at
home. Adrress P. O. Box, Ne. 841.
.Skating at the rink Christmas after
noon and evening. Admission, 10c.
Collins Bros, managers.
Call early aad avoid the rush at Harts
Bahnsea's great display of elegant
touet ana goods toruie parlor.
I have the on thee hip," cried rheu
matism, seizing his victim and tossing
bim on a suffering bed. "Not so," be
cried, "not so. Wait, my ancient foe.
just five minutes, until the boy brings a
bottle of Salvation Oil, then we'll see whe
wins the day."
Mclntlre Bros, have a new and reliable
kid glove cleaner; cleans perfectly and
leaves no odor.
C. A. Btxbl, - - Manager.
For One Week, commencing
MONDAY, EVE., DEC. 23bd.
AndherSnnerb Dramatic Company, mith Band
S i vis trail at, nil r uyuiau piivsa.
A LANCASHIRE LASS
Christmas Matinee at 8 p. m.
-CHILD OF TUE REGIMENT.
Change of bill niphtly. 1 wo grand Family
Matinees, Dec. 25 and Dc. 28. At Matinee
on thnatnas day Miss Hamlin will five
away a large doll.
Saturday Matinee an eleirant silk dreaa and 100
preaenta wl'l he given away.
nememoer me popular pricea m, wand snc
Caaa. A. Btt.il, - - Manager.
MONDAY EVE., DEC. 30th.
The only Kneagcment this Season, la all IU
Magnincence and Splendor. Oreater. grander,
better tbaa ever. Tbe moat bead ifal of
TSSR SI A. IV ttl F.K..
Car loads of entirvly New Scenery I
Tons of uorgeona Paraphernalia I
An Army of Men and Women!
Tbe Beautiful and Talented Ac ire as,
The Great character comiqne,
THOMAS E. MILLS
and a company of comedians, dancers, acrobate.
eiowns, actors, actresses, songs, dancea.
marches, drills, rrBned specialties. A
mammoth col ectionof vailed noveitU
eclipsing ail previous productions.
fosltivelv no advance in arlcea. Heats i
aaie at asoai place.
C. A. Stikl. - Manager.
ONR NIGHT ONLT.
TUESDAY EVE., DEC. 31bt,
Return of the Favorit w.
Murray and Murphy
'i ne iving or comeay, in ineir lansnaDia
and amusing farce.
Our m Visitors,"
Under the management of J. B. Bill, Unloa
Square Theatre, New Vork City.
Excellent cast 1
Favorite Mnsli-sl Selections!
Popniar Ballads and gong. Dancing, etc.
Murray and Morpby'a handsomely Uniformed
Bsnd and Orchestra.
Murray and Murphy aing their original crea
tion, -Down Went Mcrtinty."
Prices Sic, 60c, Toe and 11.00. Sale opens Sat
BURTIS OPERA HOUSE,
SET MERRY CHRISTMAS.
WEDNESDAY DEC. 25th.
THE EMINENT ARTISTS
MELTON & DOLLY
arrival sf Sis Bad Doa Stags.
In Milton Noble's Last and Greatest
FROII SIRE TO SON
Pronounced by Able Critics aa tbe best Plsy yet
written by an American.
Picturesque Scenic Effects! Startling Dramatic
Climaxes! Wholesome Comedvl Ex
quisite Mnsle! Faultless TolleU.
A Powerful Drama Superblv Acted.
PRICES 1 00. 75. 80 and 25 cents.
Seats oo sale Monday, December SS, at 9 a. m.
a. a r
a 8 .
Secured by First Mortgage,
Zro aia a
6i AND 7 PER CENT.
Ivriaaa-r Coiuctsb Wiraotrr Cstaaaa.
No trouble oc expense spared to aecara choicest
Our Fourteen yeara' erpericnra aad long e
tabllabedkieal aarenciaa Kiva aa
Call or write for circulars or rafenoces.
KoUeals hereby filren, that tbe anderalgaed
has bees appointed aseigaee of A bran Loeb, aod
all paraoas bolding any claim or claims againat
aid Abraw Loeb ar hereby aetiaed to present
tbe same to kira aader oath or atBraiatloa within
three atontbs front this date, whether said claim
sra due or aot. All persoas indebted to said as-
etsaor are ragaeetea w make prompt payment ar
Dated December Stth. 19.
BKNKY f. BOX, Assignee.
aaaa arar w. WW "A V. - a.
TOO MANY CLOTH
- Wlclntire Bros.,
r20 PER CENT DISCOUNT.
It is tbe old story, mild weather, "the winter af our disconsent" is -here.
Beginning Monday evening, Dec.' S3J, we will deduct
from price of all Cloth Garments, Newmarkets, Jackets,
thres-fourths lengths, and Children's Cloaks, .
20 Per Cent or 1-5.
A beautiful assortment from which to make your selections.
The cold weather is yet to come.
Oar Holiday Handkerchief Sale has been a success
and will be continued till after New Years. Dress Goods
Silks, Cloaks, Silk Umbrellas, Ladies' Aprons, and
many other goods suitable for useful holiday gifts.
Guy Sliavl Now.
Hock Island. Illinois.
we r?is? 1 4 s d . i i
V a '55 I I
The C.F. Adams Home-Furnishing House
322 Brady Street,
Only $1,00 PER GALLON,
AT ' ' v
KOHN & ADLEE'8;
POST OFFICE BLOCK. , ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
ROCK ISLAND HOUSE BARBER SHOP
AND BATH ROOMS.
Have been re-opened aoder the management of Mr. BAKRT FAT, a aret-claea barber, wbo so
licits a share of public patronage. The shop baa been renovated, re-painted and re-papered
tbrougbont and the batb looma recarpeted, ia fact everything lain Srst-clase sbape.
IMEST PRICES III THE CITY
AT ' :
Schneider's Shoe Stores
Children Felt Slippers,
Women's " 44 - - -Misses'
High Button Gaiters -Women's
Alaskas, - -Gentlemen's
Patent Leather Pumps
la Oentlemeo's Holiday Slippers we have the finest assortment ia the div tr.r
70c to $3 60. Fell Boots and Overs sold regardless of cost.
Electric Sudor for tbe feet, 5 cents per box.
- GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
' CENTRAL 8H0Z STORE, 1818 Second A?enne.
ELM STREET SHOE dTORS
3939 ruth Aveaa. '
Parlor Lamps, Library Lamps,
Hall Lamps, Vase Lamps,
with Pittsburg burner. Any of these make ele
gant and useful
H7s a1 aaaa V.a leMo.t as.nsfmanl nf
ever carried. We make a specialty of iligh
Grade Easel Albums mouuted with
.... i.P1'!.2 Silver Corners .-..-
Prices Lowest on Record.