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Cook Stoves Ranges
RIVERSIDE OAK STOVES,
Boynton Celebrated Furnaces,
MASON & DAVIS'
Wrought Stool Ranges
and Steel Dome Furnaces.
'Kstim-itea for Floating and
1 1 . 1 7 Second avenn.
CLOSING OUT PRICES.
Pliir-li I'al'inet Albums rS rents,
leather Cabinet Albums 78 cents,
Sibils Below Cost, .
Work Baskets Below Cost,
Stationery at 20 per cent off,
Cabinet Frames 20 per rent off;
Bibles at Cost,
Wall Paper at and Below Cost
Window Shades at Cost
umBAKOAINS In F.very Department for we MUST
CLOSE out tmr Stock In Twenty Days.
House Furnishing Goods,
iGas Fitting Stock"
Geo. W. D. I-Iarris,
Real Estate and Insurance,
vi.'H S cnu-entb ttt., under Commercial Hotel, ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
TIjp nicest Christmas or New Years present to make to yonr
family would In
A House, and Lot,
A Few Acres -on the Bluff,
Wentern Land, or
any good renting property.
If voj ba anythinc to runhange or want jour property Insured in first-class
' onii nnw. rail on .. V. I) Harris before Jan. I to coable you to make a suits-
lilo pn s:nt awptalile at any time.
f i'y I fiVfifeK-ttF ft v '
11 Paper, Curtains
Ventilating furnished on ap-
Rook Island, Ills.
KINGSBURY & SON,
1705 Secend Avenue.
BAKER & CO.
THROUGH FREIGHT TRAINS
A new System to be Inaugurated
A Mvrvlre Iran Kk Ialaa4 I thirl
K Wlthaat Caaac Vle Versa
l'BfaaiB4r4 Ram aria, aa4 Ike
A new system of freight train erke
is aoon to be inaugurated on the Illinois
division of tbe C, R. I. & P. between
Rock Island and Chicago. Supt. Roy. e
has had under consideration for son e
time a plan which will combine faster
time on freight train, and at the same
time lessen the expenses of the compai y
on this division, and a new arrangemeit
has been practically decided upon whirl,
while necessitating the crews running
oat of Rock Island tast being away from
home longer at a time, will give thi in
more time here when they are home, p r
baps, and will also bring a few nitre
crews at least into Rock Island.
Of late these changes have been t!ie
subject of talk among railroad men heie,
and several wild rumors have been given
winics concerning the eff"C.t of the change
on Rnck Island, one of tbem being tl at
the round house here wasto be abandoced
entirely and the division terminus moted
east to Oeneseo.
There does not appear to be nu eh
danger of such a change as this, but i is
a conceded fact that at a very early d ite
all freight trains earh way on the Illinois
division of the C, R. I. A P. will tun
through without change between R'tk
Island and Chicago. Exceptions there
will be of course in trains to Peoria, which
will switch off at Bureau, out the gr?at
majority of the trains will be through.
This means the abandonment of the
round bouse at Peru which will lessen the
expense considerably and all crews either
way insfead of stopping there for change
of crews, will run clear throiigh from the
lakes to tie Mississippi as the passer ger
trains do now. Traiu men living in Fork
Island who have txen in the habit of
turning back at Peru mill under the new
order of things be away from home longer
on a trip of course, and a few i lore
crews will come in from the east and -top
here, than there are now. Thus the
change will work benefit to Hock Isl
and instead of being a detriment as the
impression has been created.
The rumor which has caused the I lost
uneasiness was that the round houw s at
Rock Island and at Peru were to be
noved to Oeneseo, and that city ma le a
terminal point far the freight runs; that
the divisions were to be rearrange 1 so
that the east one would extend from Chi
cago to Oeneseo and the west one "mm
that point to Brooklyn, Iowa. Such a
scheme would of course take away from
Rock Island not only the crews (oing
east from here, but those running west
now. There is no foundation, in fact,
for this report, as Oeneseo, being wi hout
water or yard accommodations, v ould
not be practicable i' all else were ajree
Division Master Mechanic Mirheli! was
seen this morning and asked as to the
truth of the various rumors. He di 1 not
really afllrm any of them, but be iH 1 not
deny the plan said to be consider -d of
running the trains from Rock Island
through to Chicago without change He
imply siid that nothing definite o- au
thentic had yet been heard by him.
When the idea of removing the round
bouse to Oeneseo was menlione 1, he
The Georgie Hamlin company present
ed "Ingomar" to a very well pleasi d au
fl'enre at Harper's theatre last evening,
Miss Hamlin making an excellent i nper
aonation of the sweet innocent Grecian
maiden, "Parihenia," while Mr. II. chard
Moncrief displayed strong drama' ic ca
pabilities as the Barbarian, "Ingtmar."
The performance was exceedingly satis
factory throughout. This afternoon the
company gave a successful matinee and
this evening "The Honeymoon" if. to be
On Monday evening we are to have
"Zozn, the Magic Queen," the great
spectacular production which ilways
draws crowded hoi'scs. and of wt ich the
Galveston Acirs says:
The opera bouse wss crowd m! last
night to its utmost capacity on the occa
sion of the first appearance of the spec-
acular play. ''Zozo, and well acre the
audience repaid for its attendance. The
acting was kVk4 and the scenery exquis
iu. The ply is a representation of a
toiler's "yara." and contains tl.e usual
tumorous, sentimental, fairy-hke itn-
piobabilitics. The acenery wat really
miignificenl, and the effects produced by
the colored lights were grand. One no
ticeable feature or this play is hat, al
though of the spectacular class, nothing
whatever is done, either by wori or ac
tion, that can be construed as immoral in
the smallest degree.
Tuesday evening the favoritf come
dians and fun makers Murray & Murphy,
come. The New York I)aVy I'ttm has
Murray & Murphy filled the Union
Square theatre last night, apieiring in
. " . ... i : I. :
the nonsensi'-ai nui niguiy mu .iu u,
"Our Irish Visitors." If there was one
person in the audience who expected
common sense irom tnese anocaaooui
Hibernian laugh-raisers, that pi rson was
sorely disappointed; but if thitt which
appealed to the nsableB made amends,
then pleasure took the place f disaps
pointment. While the characters are
broadly drawn, there is quite ;nougu oi
the natural in them to give warrant for
believing tbem to be copies of such as
they represent. All that can b ; said of
them is that there was nothing but grin
ning, chuckling, and lught.;r shouts
during evert minute occupied in playing
"Our Irish Visitors." As the object af
this play and players is to amuse for
about two and a half hours, tba object is
Te Yema TrBra' Carta aaaa Kea
tlval. The Christmas festivities of the classes
of the Rock Island Turner so-.iety under
Prof. Reuter's direction, had their
Christmas exercises at Turner hall yes
terday afternoon from 4 to t' and there
was a Urge attendance, not nly of the
little people, but of their parents and
friends. Trot. Reuter first drilled his
classes in calisthenics and gy nnastic ex
ercises. then played for them oo the
titber, taught them a eong or two and
had them sing; and entertained tbem with
other music, games and di.nciog. He
showed them how to enjoy U emsel ves in
right royal ty1e and at the same time
demonstrated hia remarkable control
over them, amounting as it does, to al
most military discipline. When the
hades of evening eame, t. large and
beautiful Cnrtotmas tree h 4 brilliancy
over tbe scene, and from it the children
plucked their gifta. a4 mi
T1UB HOCK ISLAND
mate Maprrlatrntfrat Edwards' Ad
dreaa t'sarrralat Pablie Mekeala
Before the Mtatn Teaeaere' Aaaaaela
tla at HprlasTfletd.
The Illinois State Teachers' association
is in annual session at Springfield, and
the most important feature of the meet
ing so far was tbe address of State Supt.
of Public Instruction Edwards, Thursday,
during which he gave tbe following in
The school law was enacted in 1S5S.
Attempts had been previously made to
establish a system of free schools. A
law was passed for that purpose in 1825,
but the law was not effective. The law
of 1855 was drawn up by the first super
inteodent of schools, Minian W. Ed
wards. It is substantially maintained to
this day, though with many amendments.
Since that time there baa been great pro
gress. Taking the two years 1857 and
1887, and comparing them we find,
among others, the following facts:
Tbe total amount paid to teachers in
the slate in 1857 was $1,003,006; in 1887
it was f 6.835.275 86. In 1857 the total
expenses incurred for public education in
the state was $2,270,010 38; in 1887 that
total was $10,820,187 60. In 1857 the.
total number of public schools in tbe
state was 8,386: in 1887 that number was
13.183. In 1857 the number of pupils
enrolled was 865,407; in 1887 it was
748,861. In 1857 the number of teach
ers employed was 11,217; in 1887 it was
21.097. In 1857 the average wages of
male teachers was $29 15 per month, of
female teachers $19 68 per month; in
1887 the average wages of male teachers
was $51 4ft per month, and of female
teachers $42 17 per month. In 1857 tbe
amount paid as expenses of teachers' in
stitutes was $561; in 1887 it was $27.
856 03 During this period the popula
tion of the slate had increased from
about l.Stlf -O to 3 200.000.
In some respects these figures are en
couraging. In 1855, to induce the dig.
tricts to tax themselves at all.thestate offer
ed a bounty of nearly $2 for every dollar
voluntarily raised by the districts. In
1887 for every dollar distributed by the
slate and received from interest on coun
ty and township funds.the districts them
selves by voluntary election raised a lit
tle more than $5 3. The amount paid to
teachers in lf87 was more than six times
what it was in 1857. The total amount
paid for schools in 1887 was nearly five
times as much as that paid in 1857. Tbe
wages of teachers, as we have seen, have
more than doubled in that period. Tbe
cost of teachers' institutes is fifty times
what it was in 1857. During the thirty
years named the slate's increase in wealth
has been one of the marvels of history.
But the tables show that our increase in
wealth has only kept pace with tbe in
crease in our school appropriations. We
have grown liberal towards schools as
fast as we have grown rich.
In 1S57 the county school officers were
known as commissioners and were very
meagerly paid. They are now known as
siiH-rintenilents and their compensation
is much more liberal.
This officer, the county superintendent,
has very important duties to perform. On
his skill and faithfulness depends In a
large degree the success of the schools.
Many other changes have been made
during the period. The establishment of
to nt-hip hih schools was inaugurated in
167 by a special act. A general law
providing for such schools was passed in
1S74 and amended in lt3S. The townt
ship high school is one of the very fav
orable agencies in carrying on educational
During the lust session of the legisla
ture the school law was codified, which
makes it much easier of consultation.
In his biennial report for the years
1J71 2. Dr. Newton Bateman. the super
intendent of public instruction, urged
upon the legislature tbe necessity of a
law compelling the attendance of children
upon school, where such compulsion was
necessary to secure them a reasonable
education. He treated the matter under
the head of "The Educational Rights of
Children." The superintendent assumed
thai where the child was not sent to
school, the child himself was the chief
loser. The principal thitg to be thought
of was the securing of his right?. I think,
this was an eminently just view of the
In 1"3, during the last session of the
legislature. a bill was reported and passed
to secure this end. Its provisions have
been made known and discussed in every
part of tbe state. This of itself is a
promising fact. Tbe first thing to be
achieved in a matter like this is to secure
for it tbe public consideration. But a
more encouraging statement than this
may be made. In a majority of school
districts of the state, so far as I am in
formed, the law is executed, wisely,
humanely and effectively. It is not made
odious and offensive, except in a few
localities, by an unnecessary display of
mere brute force. Tbe penalties in most
cases are lost sight of because tbe officers
have presented tbe subject in a sensible
way, and tbe people have as a rule cheer
fully obeyed tbe law's requisitions.
Objections have been made to the law
in some quarters. Among other things
a question has been raised about the pos
sibility of executing it. After careful
examination it is concluded that this ob
jection is not valid.
Dr. Edwards denied that compulsory
education interfered with the personal
liberties of the pee pie. any more than did
the common law. It did not require any
particular religion to be taught, but at
the same time was not aimed against tbe
religious schools, as children can attend
private or parochial schools instead of
the public schools, provided certain
specified subjects in tbe English language
be tautiirj in these schools, and there can
be no one who can justly find fault with
such a requisition. It does not prohibit
tbe learning of other languages or the
teaching of religion. It does not pro
hibit or even embarrass the existence of
private schools. You may cover the
state with tbem from Cairo to the Wis
consin line and the law will not touch one
of them. It only declares that this min
imum of knowledge in tbe English lan
guage must be acquired by those who are
to be the future citizens of tbe republic.
The law was enacted in obedience to calls
from manv citizens of this state. Prom
inent among these calls was that which
came from the labor organizations of the
slate. Facts were presented showing the
great and crying need for a law of this
kind. Tbe legislature was giveu to un
derstand that in tbe city of Chicago and
in other of tbe larger cities thousands rf
children who ought to be in school weie'
growing up in idleness and vice. These
facts have since been abundantly sus
tained, and there can be do doubt that in
enacting the law tbe legislature showed
its desire to serve the people as well as
tbe cause of civilization.
Dr. Jul ward s stated that the law was
passed by unanimous vote of the senate
and with but aix dissenting votes in the
bouse, and predicted much good results
from its workings.
County Supt. J. H. Southwell, City
Supt. 8. S. Kemble, Principal Bishop
and Profs. House! and Harper were in
attendance upon tbe convention.
William Roberta, M. D., F. R. C. P..
of the university of Loudon. Eng.. savs
"Passive congestion of tbe kidneys may
be present, in which tbe urine contains
not a trace of albumen, while the symp
toms of intense venous congestion, drop
ry. orthopnoea and pulsating juglars are
present. 7 be urine becomes scanty.
high-colored and dense. Warner a Safe
Cure has cured thousands of these symp
toms, often called diseases, by putting
tbe kidneys tn a healthy condition.
toft Coal for tale .
At my yard, corner of Eleventh street
and Ttnth avenue, at tencenta per bush'
el. Jr. Davxnfobt.
Aug. 30. 1889.
e a new and reliable
f the merit of
clean perfectly and
ARGU8. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28,
THE POPULAR ROUTE.
f-ar the Elertrle Llae via F.lfateeafh
Street sat Talrteeata. Aveaae to
The route for the Central Electric
line made public in last night's Arous, as
from First avenue via Eighteenth street,
Seventh avenue. Twenty-fifth street
Thirteenth avenue. Thirtieth street and
and Fourteenth avenue meets with gen
eral public approbation, and if it is select
ed as the one to be applied for by the
company, it ia believed the council will
look upon it with favor. President
Hass, of the Improvement associa
tion, and Mayor McConochie drove
over the different routea yesterday
and unhesitatingly agreed upon the
route above outlined as the most
practicable and in every way satisfactory
to all interests. Mr. Hass afterward
talked with some of tbe directors of the
Moline Central and they expressed them
selves as satisfied with it if it could be
The electric folks continue to publish
their intention of applying to the council
not only for the rights against which no
objection has yet been raised, but for the
Twenty-fourth street and Second avenue
route which has properly been refused
them once by the same council and which
it is believed will not be granted
tbem this time if applied for and should
not be. I; is to be hoped tbe new com
pany will not get so many irons in the
fire as to jeopardize all its cbances.
The Electric road should receive every
encouragement when it applies for recogN
nition in good faith, but it should not ex
pect to come into tbe city otherwise than
by legitimate channels, and not over the
property of others. If tbe question of
route is to be determined by the Improve
ment association at its Monday night
meeting it is to be hoped that that body
will evince tbe good judgment and pub
lic spirited policy which has character
ized all its actions thus far.
IT WAS ACCIHKMAL.
The anne ar Hocrr lwlre'a Death
Orleranlard by the Coroaer'a Jar).
Tbe coroner's jury summoned to in
quire into tbe cause of the death of Ro
ger Dwire, whose mysterious death on
the railroad track at Davenport last
Tuesday morning, has been detailed in
the Aiturs, met yesterday and the Timet
Irs. Mary Dwire, wife of tbe deceased,
said that she bad identified tbe remains
as that of her late husband. Miss Mary
Dwire, daughter of tbe deceased, said she
identified the remains as hat of her
father. Tbat he must have left Musca
tine last Monday, Dec. S8d, that he
never left Muscatine without considerable
money, but she bad learned that during
her last visit here he bad only a few dol
lars. Wm. Mapes, a Rock Island conductor,
and Brakeman Lewis Auerocbs testified
that at about 1:35 o'clock in the morning
after tbey had registered their train,
while tbsy were walking down Fifth to
ward Iowa street, they observed two men
walking east among some freight cars,
who appeared to be under the influence
of liguor. Could not identify them. Af
ter bearing this additional evidence the
jury retired, and soon returned tbe fol
"We, the jury, find that the deceased,
who has been identified as Roger Dwire,
a resident of Muscatine, Iowa, came to
his death by accident, being run over by
a freight train, on railway track No. 4. of
the C, R. I. & P. Ry., in the freight
yards, by train knawn as the Rock Island
'pick-up,' on the morning of Dec. 24,
It might lie added that in view of the
fact that Dwire was known to have come
to tbe city frequently with a considerable
sum of money, and tbat a companion was
wilh him the night of his death, who has
ot shown up and made an explanation,
tbe verdict might be couched in different
A JfW Baalaem Block.
The wholesale liquor firm of Winter &
Lemburg, which, through enterprise, in
dustry and fair dealing, has become one
of tbe most extensive in business in wes
tern Illinois, celebrates the New Year by
moving into its new business block on
Third avenue, west of Seventeenth street.
The build id g thus now occupied has just
received its finishing touches. It was
built this fall by Mr. B. Winter, the sen
ior member of the firm, is brick, two
stories in height, with dimensions
forty by eighty, has two store
rooms on the first floor, and is
lighted by immense plate glata
windows and the appointments are first
class in all respects. Tbe office is hand
somely furnished and equipped and tbe
store rooms on both floors are finished in
firstclass style throughout. The building
Winter & Lemburg not only have
abundant room now to accommodate
their business conveniently, but will add
a rectifying department in tbe spring.
James Alpbnnson, the individual taken
in by Officer Loge for over-anxiety to
die, was released by tbe police last even
James Campbell was arrested by Offi
cer Sexton last evening for intoxication
and abusing his family.
Chicago, Burlington A Qmnry R. R.
Pmsin Pakshkbcr Orrics. I
Kock lslaud. 111.. Dec IS, lhs. f
Account of Christmas and New Year'
holidays 1889-1890. the C, B & Q.- will
sell excursion tickets on Dec. 24'ir, 25th,
31st. 1889. and Jan. 1st. 189U. within
distance of two hundred (200) miles at
rate of one and one third lowest first.
class fare for the round trip.
tickets limited going passage date ot
sale, return passage, to and including
Jan. 9. 1BVU. 11. U. MACK.
Div. Pass. Agt.
laapreveaaeat Aaaoriatloa Meet inf.
A special meeting of the Citizens' Im
provement association will be held at
their rooms on Monday evening, Decem
ber 30, for tbe purpose. of considering the
different routes and rights of way for tbe
Central Electric Street Railway to enter
this city. The mayor and city council
are respectfully invited to be present
A full attendance is desired.
Fred. Hass, President.
IMaaalatlaa af fjapartaerahip.
The copartnership heretofore existing
under the firm name of L. V. Eckhart
& Hon, ha been dissolved. Mr. L. V,
Eckhart retires and Mr. Louis Eckhart
continues the business and will assume
all liabilities and receipt for all money
L. V. Eceuart,
Ye. I heard Patti, of course I did, but
the public doaaow what cures her
cold when she wets ber little slippers. It
is Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup. Twenty-five
For the best Mercer county coal call at
the corner of Fifteenth street and Second
avenue. D. D. Ellis.
Tbe liver and kidneys must be kept in
good condition . HoodlssJaarill. is s
Dancing school at Turner hall this
Dancing school at Turner ha'l this
Dancing school at Turner ball Saturday
Everything going at S3 cents on the
$1 at the Fair.
Wm. Cbatterton, the stabbed actor,
continues to improve.
Mrs. H. C. Wivill baa suffered a res
lapse and ber condition is again critical.
All purchasers at the Fair to tbe
amount of $1 will be discounted 25
The street forces cleaned up tbe Sec
ond avenue pavement in good shape this
Mrs. A. H. Eby, ot EeithBburg, is in
he city visiting her daughter, Mrs. M.
Contractor McConnell resumed tbe
work in the filling of Union square this
Mr. J. E. Chandler, of BuBhnell. the
Bardolph brick man, is in the city today
Mr. and Mrs. R. Stockhouse gave a
delightful and elaborate card party at tbe
H vper last evening.
Diamond Jo'a new fast passenger
steamer will be named the Gate City, in
honor of the town of Keokuk.'
A comfortable storm vestibule is being
erected in front of tbe entrance to the
Rock Island house by Mr. Ben DeGear
Rev. A. B. Meldrum has shipped his
household effects to Evaneville, Ind., and
eipects to leave with his family, the first
of the week.
Raspberry bushes are in blossom in
Judge Adam's yard at the head of Eigh
teenth street. The judge may have a
mess f.r New Years.
Milton E. Lloyd has purchased the in
terest of his son in the commission busi
ness in Dimick's block, and will conduct
it alone in tbe future.
Yesterday was the last day of service
for the January term of tbe circuit court
and Circuit Clerk Gamble's docket shows
165 chancery cases, 130 law and 4 hold
over criminal casea.
Among the many festivities of Christ
mas, one of the most enjoyable was a
grand ball at Stoddard's hall in Edging
ton. About 150 couple were f resent and
good music was furnished.
It is rumored tbat the Union will sur
render one-half of its boasted capital
stock with the advent of the new year,
and that McEniry will take what's left.
Two of Hampton's prominent yeune
people will start the new year together,
tied by the knot matrimonial. The Arous
lenders congratulations in advance.
- The jolly Capt. Tom Fuller is back on
the Rock Inland and Freeport express
after a ten days' lay off in Milwaukee,
where be renewed. his acquaintance with
his family and friends.
Mr. Daniel Mosher, of Hampton, was
in the city today. Rheumatism is aN
tacking him quite severely, but with tbe
aid of crutches he manages tn carry his
eighty odd years pretty lightly.
Rev. A. B. Meldrum expresses his re
gret at not being able to preach at the
South Rock Island chapel tomortow af
ternoon as he expected on his last Sun
day here. He is not at all well, and will
be obliged to abandon all work not abso
Seth Twomblcy, tbe Rock Island en
gineer who is out on bail in the Engle
wood disaster case, got into a pugilistic
encounter with a member of tbe Joliet
fire department last night, and had an
arm broken and a shoulder dislocated
in tbe melee.
Cbas. Woods, the United Slates Ex
press driver, whose accident yesterday
morning was recorded in last night's Ar
gus, has eujTered a much more serious
injury than was at first supposed, the at
tending physician. Dr. W. A. Paul, hav
ing pronounced it concussion of the
Mr. O. J. Dimick, who is home for the
holidays, states tbat be has disposed of
his Chicago property interests for $250,-
000 and that be will expend $100,000 in
building improvements in Rock Island in
the spring if the city will adopt a $1,000
license and a general liquor law, such as
is in vogue in Minneapolis, and enforce
Mr. Cbas. Ledderer, tbe brilliant sketch
artist and humorist of tbe Chicago
Herald, was in the city today and made
the Arous a welcome call. Mr. Ledderer
is accompanied by Mrs. Frank I. Jarvis,
also of Chicago, and they are enroute
home from Atlantic, Iowa, where they
spent Christmas with relatives.
Paul Morton, of the C, B. & Q, ac
cording to telegraphic report, will leave
the service of that company February 1,
to take tbe position of vice president and
general executive officer of the Colorado
Fuel and Coal company and White
Breast Coal company of Illinois and
Iowa. His Successor on tbe Burlington
will be Thomas Miller, at present general
freight agent of the Burlington and Mis
souri River road at Omaha. It is under
stood Milier will be succeeded by George
H. Crosby, at present Assistant general
freight agent at Denver.
The Davenport Woodmen who have
stood by Head Consul Root from first to
last are beginning to change their opin
ions somewhat and the Democrat-(Jazette
says: "Tbe action of tbe lodges in Iowa
of Modern Woodmen of America in de
manding tha resignation of Dr. McKin
nie and Head Consul Root has created
considerable of a etlt among Woodmen in
this city, and in fact in ail prta nf the
state. Most of the members of the order
in this city doubtless'would be pleased to
see a change made in the two offices that
these men bold. Tbey believe that
would be a good thing for tbe order.
' Plague stricken Davenport attempts to
reap consolation by announcing through
tbe columas of the Democrat- Gazette that
"there are quite a number of diphtheria
cases in Rock Island," a statement
which is absolutely false' as it is possible
for a thing to be. There are not half a
dozen cases in the entire city, and but
one new case has been reported the past
week. Tnese are the facts sustained by
tbe records which are open to all, where
as in Davenport tbe dread disease is rag
ing in its most malignant type, and new
cases are appearing at the rate of do less
than five a day. One can scarcely go a
block in the residence portion ot the city
without seeing numerous cards Indicating
the existence oi the disease.
C. 8. Siaaal Optics. I
Washington, D. C.4ee,28. 1
For the next 24 . hours (or Illinois
Fair; stationary temperature.
v' - . i i "ha1 .
A new fountain pmd is called.the office
C. A. Stkil, - Hanagor.
For One Week, commencing
MONDAY, EVE., DEC. 23rd.
And her Superb Dramatic Company, a 1th Band
. Orcbeitra, at Popular price.
Batnrday Matinee an elepant silk dress and 100
prevents will be given away.
Remember the popular prices IS, 10 and 80c.
Chas. A. 8tkkl, - Manager.
MONDAY EVE., DEC. 30th.
Tbe only Engagement this Seavon. Ia all Its
atairnmcence and Splendor. Greater, crander,
better than ever. The mott beau if nl ot
THK MAhlC IIKK.
Car loodn of entirely New Scenery I
Tons of Uorpeone Paraphernalia!
An Army of Men and Womenl
Tbe Beautiful and Talented Actress,
The Great character comlqne,
THOMAS E. MILLS
and a company of comedian, dancers, acrobat,
clown, actor, act re uses, tone, dance a.
marc he, drill, rofintd pecialtla. A
mammoth col eclionof varied novelties
ei lipeiog all predion production.
Positively no advance in prices. Beats now on
ale st usual place.
C. A. Steel. - - Manager.
ONE NIGHT ONLT.
TUESDAY EVE., DEC. 31bt,
Special EDgngrmerit. Return of the Farontes,
The Great The Only
Murray and Murphy
The King of comedy, in their laughable
and amusing farce,
"Onr Irish Visitors,"
Under tbe mangemen of J B. Hill. Union
fcqnam Theatre, New York Cily.
Excellent cai I
Favorite MutKal Selection '
Popular Ballad and eVmgfl, Dancing, etc.
Murray and Mnrphyna handsomely Uniformed
Band and Orchestra.
Murray and Murphy sing their original crea
tion. "Down Went McUintr "
Price SSc, iOc, tte and"$1.0u. Sale opens Sat
urday. O 9
Secured by First Mortgage,
2rOR SALS AT
AND 7 PER CENT.
Iktebest Collected Without disss.
No trouble or expense soared to secure cboiceit
Onr Fourteen years' trperienca and long es
tablished local agencis give ua
Call or write for circulars or references.
. MMitTtaipu DAVLNPORT 10.
m aras or
$200.00 and Upwards
For sale, secured on land worth from
three to live times the amonnt
of the loan.
Interest 7 per cent semi annually, collected and
remitted free of charge.
E. W. HURST,
Attorney at Law
Booms S and i Masonic Temp'e,
ROCK ISr.ANT. ILL.
on Improved Farms in the
Besi Counties of Iowa,
The Farms were Inspected by
213 Main 8t. DAVENPORT. IA.
Winter & Lemburg,
Wholesale Dealer and lm porters of
Wines ani Lipors,
Nos. 1616 and 1618
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
ISSOLUTjpW. OF CO-pIbTHTIB-ship.
Th Ai.nartnersbJu axlatlnir be
tween Hilton X. '"tord. an
tweea Milton K.
TOO MANY CLOTH NEWMARKETS AT
20 PER CENT DISCOUNT.
It is the old story, mild weather, "the winter of our discoBSenf is
here. Beginning Monday evening, Dec. 28d, we will deduct
from price of all Cloth Garments, Newmarkets, Jackets,
three-fourths lengths, snd 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 lias 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.
Buy Sliawls Now.
McINTIRE BROS., -
Hock Island. Illinois.
Is too valuable in these, the closing honrs before New 'v
Years, to spend more than a small portion of it in
reading advertisements. We 6iniply name a
few articles that are worth thinking about.
Sideboards, Book Cases,
Fancy Oak and Rattan Rockers,
Parlor Suits, Bedroom Suits,
Ladies' Parlor Desks, Silverware,
Ornamental Slocks, Center Tables,
any of these things make a suitable Holiday Gift.
The C.F. Adams' Home-Furnishing House
322 Brady Street, DAVENPORT, -I A.
Only $1,00 PER GALLON,
KOHN & ADLER'S,
POST OFFICE BLOCK. ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
ROCK ISLAND HOUSE BARBER SHOP
AND BATH ROOMS.
HTi i,n f"opT1 the management of Mr. HARRY TAT, a nrevelaas barber who ao.
UciU is ; share of public patronage. Tne .hop baa been renovated. tM "dTd
pared throughout and the bath looms recarpeted. In fact everything tain flratUae ahanT
Lora prices in Ti en1?
Children's Felt Slippers,
Misses' " - :
Women's " ." -Misses'
High Button Gaiters
Gentlemen's Patent Leather Pumjps -j;
Ia GeiAlemen's Holidsy Slippers w
70c te t3 Wi . Felt Boots fcnd Overs sold
Electric Sudor foktbo feet. Scents
' i "a-i m
Llrr SSMSSSs) '
fcsvs lbs finest vrtm- ,
regardless pi cool - -" m
box. : : jlv i
-Vv - m.aewi ' -
No. 1401 Second Avenue.
ones then were. 1 y.l-T '!.
bottle 60 oen
gnu rainoy jor rr- org
htfiri-?-4.wn worn -worth cent,
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