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ti( tlarinir. drela of desperation. We
b,re wailed Inn and patiently for the
(M weatuir. It hasn't come; ma? not
f,.r me wn ks. We re desperate; we
1HIT sell off oar Clonk stock. We bare
,. I'Ut little ahnut It. but h been
,t.ini a amount of THINKING.
i-nnni'i afford to carrj tbem for
,n tlirr 'in . If we should offer you
, , , unt of 2R per cent you would Uke
n ix e of It; if we should offer you 83
H.r ii nt or one-third off It I extremely
,! :( nil If yu would respond freely, or
k..e the mutter urh attention we
n,.i Iiie. What you want Is to buy
,,,nr ('ik and nrwmarkct after tbe
i iki-uiih N'n.mn at about 50 cents on
th' ili'llHr. A Mated, we ha Anally
1I,., i,imI to allow ynu to hire your own
vhv W cents on the dollar will h the
,', hr..r.l for thia week. We start In
ki Ii our new markets, all lone desirable
L-irnn'tiiit. new itml stilish . Kurk No. 1
rewinark-ta that c-Kt 7 JMI. 8 00, 00,
fin .to. ll unit up to I3B( end
,,rkrd ' ! l I5 . 114 00. 1J 00,
;: no, ft I ixi. ?H 00. end 00 kll ro
ii,, wet'k at one prire. Take tour
,l;.,l,e m ii50. Tl.ln lot will include
dm filtin l-er new marketa, serge and
(i!t.iiiin clothe, checks nnd etrlpes, jer
,,.v ne market aortei colon, boucle
, ,i- n l mrlety of other newaier.
i,.t uliich cn not well be described.
hViw intwr nil, all, all ?9 50 for tbii week.
1712. 1714. 1718, 1718. 1720 and 1723 Prcond Avksue.
CLOSING OUT PRICES.
Phi!.ti (.'ul'itie-t Albums HS cents,
Leather Cabinet Albnms 78 cent9,
Sleds Be low 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.
BIflBAKGATNS in Every Department for we MUST
CLOSE out onr Stock in Twenty Days.
KINGSBURY & SON,
1705 Secend Avenue.
UNTIL JAN. 1.
WYIi evi-ry order of Cabinet Photographs we will present an extra
!' ImniNomi'ly framed in a gold furnished frame, well worth 1.00.
U would iij.'L'iwl that parties who wish to si-nd Photos abroad fur
" 'ImHUv W..11I.I iln well to engage a sitting at an early d tt
I i si 111 USSC11.
To 1725 Second Avenue,
OVER THE RIVER,
ri. OF BKADY AND SECOND ST.,
THEY WILL DISCOUNT ANYBODY'S PRICES ON
1 BOOTS and SHOES j
r- ' " r - 'u. - -'T" ' .1 "T".- .""ttt.'. iVi
OF ALL KINDS,
and pay yonr way over and back besides. TRY THEM.
J5.A1 OiMids as repreHented, or money refunded.
The Davenport Shoe Co.,-
COR. BRADY AND SECOND,
Geo. W. D. Harris,
Real Estate and Insurance,
2JS Movonteenth St., under Commercial Hotel, ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
The nicest Christmas or New
lamlly would In
A House and Lot,
A Few Acres on the Bluff",
Western Land, or
any good renting property.
If voj have anvthine to exchange or want your property insured in flrnt-class
romitiiies. rail on (Jco. W. I Harris before Jan. 1 to enable you to make a siiitax
Mi; n iont anceptab'e at any time.
Wall Paper, Curtains
AND ROOM MOULDINGS,
No. 1401 Second Avenue.
Newmarkets were K 73, f 5 00 and
te OO. for this site. t'2 94.
RACK NO. 9.
All are newmarketa which coat from
f 10 50 to f 15 00, and some aold at high
ai $14.00, we put in the whole lot, some
twenty different etylea, all at 19 50. Take
your pick while they last.
These include fancy Dewmarkets, with
capes and bell alee tea, fancy Berlin
stripea in assorted colors, fancy checks,
snd stripes, and you pay your money
and take your choice for f 8 CO. There is
always an advantage In first selections.
A line of three fourth lengths English
walking coats reduced for this sale to
All jackets, coats, cloaks, every gar
ment in tbe house marked down for the
great clearing cloak sale.
I'lusb coata and Jacket are in for a
share of tbe slaughter. We bive'nt very
many of them left, but what we have go
with the reat.
A FEW SHORT WRAPS GO AT ANY
Children's garments will be reduced
to meet tbe emergency of tbe unreasona
ble weather. We can not describe tbem
nor explain how really cheap they are,
bat can aaaure yon that we are bound to
sell. Nothing can induce ua to carry
over a single garment if prices will move
them. Come earty and make your selec
tion. Years present to make to yonr
w . . .
IN THE CHURCHES.
Rev A. B. Meldruiu's Farewell to
Th t:ieBit Preaeker Drllver B la
Laat Dlseaaraa la Kaek lalaa4...
krtaiaaaa reatlTlilea at Triany...
A Kew Oraraa aa a Party at tae
Rev. A. B. Meldrum preached bis fa -e
well sermon to the congregation of tbe
Central Presbyterian church, of which he
has been pastor for twa years and a hi If,
last evening. There was an exceedingly
largo congregation present, the Broadway
Presbyterian dispensing with the evening
service and Rev. Marquis and contjrej a
tion complimenting tbe parting pastor by
their presence. A large representation of
the First Baptist church was also present.
The singing showed special pains on he
part ot the choir and the offertory by
Miss Sohnitgcr and Mr. Creel was tou :u
ing and beautiful. Mr. Marquis assisted
in the services .
Mr. Meldrum took tbe text of his final
sermon from Second Chronicles 15:7:
B J troni; therefore, in.l let not vonr h' rul
t weak, for yoar work iball be rewarded:
The first note of this text, said 7-1 r.
Meldrum. finds a response in the univer
sal human heart "Be ye strong." 'ec,
we all want that. We all like to be uble
to do and to endure, to be victorious in
our activities and impregnable In our de
fensea. We live in a world of bunan
selfishness; we wish to be capabli of
maintaining our rights. We are engt ged
in sharp competitions. It is an earnest
question with us how we may hold our
own and win success. We see our fel
lowmen overborne by repeated reve -ses,
by tbe faltering of our own counsels and
endeavors, by a strain upon their vigor of
body and mind, a pressure upon pr ncis
pie, virtue and chararter with which
they could not cope. We need to be
trained well, to put on a stalwart nan
hood, to be thoroughly fortified agtinst
this various stress of life. Peer into tbe
mist as keenly as we will; we cannot tell
what is ahead. Tomorrow shall t e ax
this day and much more abundant, p r
baps; and within that perhaps titers are
all manner of disastrous possibilities;
that is a veil we cannot lift. Beneath
the fair and level horizon unseen now,
dark clouds may be drifting up with the
tempest in tbem. Today we float with
tbe current. What if we have it to stem
when another noon stands above us?
Nay, we have every day to I reast
some tideway in tbe never-quiet sea.
Our cares are many, our burden are
heavy, tbe points of weakness anil 'Xo-
sure more tban we can provule f r, tl e
present arduous, tbe future uncirtain.
We have need to summon ourselves to do
rur best. It is not more the lips of the
ancient and inspired prophet thai the
echo from our own heart that bids is 'he
rontr." None of us ran turn a deaf
ear. U the voice were "be weak, "be
umble," "be self-disturbed," we might
postpone audience. But these other
words, "be ye strone," suit our lature
nd our need.
We all want to he strong, self-reliant,
independent and almost every ou' of us
s a particular reliance for licni;th,
bich be is confident to be sufficient for
ira. One man confines in Ms strength
of will, lie feels that he Can carry his
nds and make headway against all oppo
sition by simple resoluteness af pu'pose.
Another relies upon his sagacity. He is
acute and foreseeing. Give Lira s prob
lem, whose conditions be niy weik'b,
whose practical solution lies behind the
convexity of tbe future, and he will fin it
key to it. One stakes bis issues upon
temperament. He is cool, iuipert irable.
not open to surprises, not to he tagen oil
bta guard, nor thrown off bis btlam-e.
He takes things cooly, looks before he
leaps, has no riotous passions to unite
against bis scepter of self-contro'. An
other makes bis strength of b( dy bis
comfort. The strength that supoorts him
is in his right arm, dances in hi veins.
swells in bis muscles, looks toil aixl dan
ger dauntlessly in tbe face and cbullengps
ork or care or trials with a onliileut
mil. And another relies ui oa his
wealth. "Soul take tbine ease: thou art
pportioned and secured." Anoi'ier for
tifies bimaelf in tbe heights of I is good
name. Nothing can track him behind the
hattlemenled walls of a stainless reputa
tion. Around another there rises tbe
castled securities of borne life atd joys.
These are the pledges be has given to
virtue; these the perennial wells of con
tentment from which be drawn. And
yet another rests upon his strength of
principles, ibis will abide, u 3 is gar-
isoned within like an impregnate cita
del; be has set up in bis soul the purpose
to do right; he is strong in his ii tegrity.
But, does not experience teach us that
one 01 these connilences a e surer
Strength of Will T Well, tbero ia atrength
in a strong will. But what I ght can
mere will power throw on the da' knesa of
tomorrow or tbe obscurities tf Provi
dence? Sagacity I Sagacity n akes no
man a prophet. Let calamity 3ut press
tbe brain fur a moment and Its urocesscs
are like tbe Egyptian chariots 11 tbe Ked
sea bed. driving heavily wituou. wheels.
Providence will still have sone secrets
too deep for the sharpest bun an eyes
Vigor of body? The feyer of a night,
the accident of a moment may -nake this
physical puissance weak as chililhrod.
Wealth? Tbe tbici, me name, me panic,
the thousand tluctuations which no
prophet can foretell laugh bim to scorn
Good name? A . single blaet or the
hreath of 8 Under level b a lowe-s
in the dust. Home life or joys?
Over aome little erave he nay stand
tomorrow berclt ana inc onsoiauiu.
Strength of principles? V ben did
ever these stand immaculate? treason
within or violence without or a ima subtle
underminintr. prostrates ita d tenses and
the enemy sweeps in like a 1 ood. Oh
no, these things will not do al me. Hest
not in any or all of them. Lev me point
vnu to the one aure uniaiuns reliance
Th.i aonrce of streneth to which the
prophet directs King Asa, that same sure
reliance to which a thousand vears after,
the heroic apostle Paul directed tbe
V.i.tiMian converts. "Be stroig in tbe
Lord, and in the power of His might.
Mr. Meldrum now exhorted his bearers
to be strong in the truth of Gc d. He dca
sired this admonition to be one of his last
words. Tbe work of tbe Lord on earth ia
not simply making men mora and amia
bla. It is the establishment of truth and
holiness acainst all opposition. We must
i.rwl hw this truth and let i. get voice
from our lipa and witness from our lives.
It ia God's truth, and atandln upon It
.i.n.l .iron i?. The ureiichers ear
neat prayer waa that God wiuld send
psstor wha will know nothinl among the
church aave Jesus Christ, ana 1.1m cruci nea
who will preach God'a ach.tme just as
God has given It, never attempting to
modify or diminish it; who will preach
it with all confidence aa tte power
God. "With hearts strong in the truth of
God, let not your hands be weak in tbe
work of tbe Lord." Activity is the law
and condition of apiritual development as
it is of muscular Uevelopmet t. It ia only
those who do, ' who act, that become
nnwera in the christian world. The
church's welfare In the Jrd depend
liar'-'7 iU work lit the ixird.
riilS HOCK ISLAND
Worship and work are the essential con
ditions of spiritual strength. Not only
must there be earnestness and power in
the pal pit, but in the pew as well. He
prayed that God would send as his suc
cessor, a man full ot power, full of the
Iloly GhoBt, and of faith; but he
gave assurance to the fact that
the liyea of the members would deter
mine the expansion and power of the
church more than the preaching of any
man. His prayer waa not that this whole
Central church may be distinguished aa a
large church, nor as a rich church; and
God Almighty forbid that it ever be
known as a fashionable church one of
those huge refrigerators, fit only for
things that are dead but, that at all
times it may be known in the commun
ity aa an organization of honest, earnest
christians, steadfast and immovable, in
tolerant of all shams and vices, of a half
hearted service of everything whereby
the Iloly Spirit is quenched, and the
work retarded. May it be a place where
tbe poor are welcomed aa well as the
rich a mutual aid society in tbe highest
sense of that term, where eball be sung
and lived with reality and truth the
hymn. "Blessed be the Tie That Binds!"
He cautioned the congregation with
which be was parting about a lack of en
thusiasm a coldness in their work. The
prayer of every devout heart should be,
"Baptise Me aa With Fire," and he urged
earnestness and enthusiasm in church
In 'conclusion Mr. Meldrum said, be
parted with tbe Central church with many
regrets. These arose chiefly as he looked
back over the two years and a half of bis
ministrations and recalled instances
where be had failed to do all he migbt
have done. Yet he knew good had been
done, souls had been led to a higher life.
and the eeneral condition of tbe church
believed was more favorable than
hen he came. Tie asked only to be re
membered as one, wbo in much weakness
and many conscious imperfections.
preached the gospel fearlessly and faith
fully, with an honest desire to promote
Gods glory and the good of souls.
Al the close of the service the majority
the congregation passed forward to
bid the beloved pastor farewell; many
were the "God bless you's," and not a
few were the tearful expressions of re-
ret at the severing of tbe pastoral rela-
ons. Mr. Meldrum left with bis family
over tbe C. B. & Q. at 6:40 this morning
or St. Louis. w here he spends a day with
is brother and goes to Evansvillc bis
charge, in time to enter upon his
uties on New Year's day. He is to ax
il Hie charge of one of the most promi
nent and flourishing churches in the slate
of Indiana. He is not only to have a
very large increase in salary over whal be
received here, but a handsome parsonage
and other inducements.
TRtMTT's CITRISTMAS FESTTVITIF.S.
The annual Christmas festivat of tbe
Sunday-school or trinity church was
held at tbe pretty little church at the cor
ner of Nineteenth street and Sixth ave
ue last evening. A "Jacob's Ladder'
ad been erected near the front of the
luircli, which was handsomely decorated
with evergreen and illuminated with can
dles. Above the step round was the star
f Bethlehem. The exercises consisted
the singing of carols by tbe children
to pipe orean and orchestra arcompani
meut, Mrs. Cropper presiding at the or
gan, and I rof. Klolz directing the or
chestia and vocal music. Rev. Sweet
cliveri d a short address on the signifi
cance or Christmas, the lessons to ne
learned from it and kept. E-ich child
received from the ladder a nice box of
AT THE CnHISTlAS .
Yesterday was an important day in the
Christian Chapel at the corner of Fif
teenth street and Thifd avenue, witness-.
ng aa it did both a joyful and unpleasant
event. One was the use for the nrst
time of the splendid new pipe orga, tbe
ift cf Mr. P. L. Mitchell, and the other
he parting with the young pastor. Rev.
Geo. K. Piatt, who has as heretofore
been stated, accepted a call to a church
I Franklin, Ind. In bis final sermon
lust evening, be made no reference or al
lusion to bis departure. He simply
preached one of bis customary earnest,
able and logical discourses. Mr. Plait
will remain in the city for a few weeka as
is new pastorate does not begin until
the first of February.
The music at this church was more
elaborate than tbe usual order. Miss
Clara Hass presided at the organ and the
choir that accompanied its rich and
melodious tones showed the result of
perial training for the occasion.
Correspondent Campbell's report to the
commissioner of agriculture far the last
month of tbe year shows:
Horses Total number of horses com
pared with the first month of 1889, 100;
average price per head under one year,
$25 ; bet wee t one and two years, $40; be
tween two and three years. $82.
Mules Total number of mules com
pared with that of January, 188S, 90 per
cent: average price per head under one
year, $30; between one and two years,
13; between two and three years, f 70;
over three years, $90.
Milch Cows Per centage of total num
ber compared wi'.b January, 100; average
price per bead, $25; total number of oxen
and other cattle compared with that of
January, 1889, 75; average price per head
under "one year, $9; average price be
tween one and two years, $16; averaee
price between two and three years, $22;
average price over three years, $28.
Sheep Total number compared with
January, 100; average price per bead
under one year, St. 50; average price per
head over one year $2 .
Hoes Total number compared with
January, 85 percent; average price under
one year, $3 00; ever one year, 8.
2 7 W R Golden to Christian Tummler,
ne4, se4. and part nw4. se4, 17, 19, 3e,
Patrick Grege to Sarah Gregg, e2, ne4,
21. 17. lw. $1,000.
C A Swanson to Charlotte Swanson,
part lot 8, out lot to Alday's ad, East K
I. in Molme. $1.
May Hay to Philip Brookman, lot 28,
Peter Hay's ad, R I, $255.
Peter Hay to Philip Brookman, lot 25,
Peter Hay's ad. R I. $1,000.
J and W R Moore to J V Bass, lot 11.
block 2. W R Moore's 2d ad, Moline.
!aew Vears at the V.M.C. A.
A reception will be held at tbe Y. M
C. A. rooms to young men exclusively on
New Year'a day. A bountiful repast has
been provided through the kindness of
the ladies of the different churches.
pleasant programme of music vocal and
instrumental haa been prepared, which
will will be added to in tbe course of
the eyening by volunteer exercises.
A syndicate has purchased 600 acres
near Wilmiogton. N. C, and will build
800room winter hotel on tbe property.
"LA GRIPPE." i
The Star Kaaclee Peraa ef laflaeaaa
Haa Made Its Appearance la Kork
Ielaa Oae t'aae Kaswa aa Oth
"La Grippe," the disease which is so
nearly akin to Infineon and which, after
ravaging Europe, where it had its origin,
afflicting all grades of people from crown
heads to peasants and then crossed the
ocean and overrun aome of the larger
cities of this country, has made ita ap
pearance in Rock Island. Mr. AL Bow-,
en, the well known compositor, has an
ailment which his physician. Dr. Gait,
baa pronounced the nearest to "La
Grippe" of anything he has seen. Mr.
Bo we a thinks be is on the road to recov
ery now, but apeaks of tbe symptoms as
different from anything he ever had be
fore and exceedingly unpleasant and
painful. Other cases are suspicloned in
the city, but none have as yet been pro
nounced by the attending physician.
In most cases of this epidemic tbe pa
tient is subjected to severe muscular
pains, catarrh, great debility, etc., with
numerous concomitant discomfitures,
varying in different cases some cases
running into affections of the bowels and
others to those of the lungs. Tbe la
test theory of the disease is, that it
has some connection between influenza
and pneumonia. Tbe disease has sot, as
a rule, been considered very dangerous
or fatal, though many deaths have been
reported. The present atmospheric
changes are believed to be favorable to
checking tbe disease.
The Hamlin company closed its en
gagement at Harper's theatre Saturday in
"The Honeymoon." Miss Minnie Holten
woa tbe silk dress.
Amobg the members of the Zt Zo'
company which appears at Harper's thea
tre this eyening, are many well known
artists. Miss Adab Evelyne, a very pret
ty and talented actress, wbo has a host
of admirers among theatre-goers, will
impersonate the good fairy queen, whose
enchanted wand rules the fairy land and
its pretty occupant. Mr. Tbomas E.
Mills, a comedian of note will amuse
with bis hideous antics as "Washington
Knowall." Mr. Cluke Delmorc, late
of Crystal Palace London, will introduce
his novel mid-air act for which he
is famous. Miss Nellie McDonald, a fa
vorite skirt dancer, and others equally
well-known, are with Ibis large and tal
Tomorrow night the comedy kings.
Murray and Murphy, appear in their
great success, "Our Irish Visitors." Read
what tbe New York STaming Journal
says ef tbem:
"Our Irish Visitors" at the Union
Square. A mirthful, rollickintr, side
splitting piece is "Our Irish Visitors."
otought out under the management of J.
M. Hill, at the Union Square theatre. and
fitting exponents of euch a aouterous
though none the less amusing hodge
podge are found in the Messrs. Murray
and Mutphy. who share the starring
honors of tbe production. Tbey both
possess tbe undeniable ,uality of humor,
but in each docs that fun making char
acteristic take a different direction, so
that the one, as it were, proves a foil for
the other. An audience of goodly pro
portions laughed itself hoarse at their
queer antics, and oftirnes lively and
pointed sallies of wit. Tbe supporting
company was generally more than ac
ceptable. A notice of this laughter-
provoking entertaiment would not be
complete without mention of Miss
Blanche Seymour, who played with ex
cellent discretion and unmistakable signs
of ability, the aoubrette part.
Little Edna Remer, tbe seven year eld
daughter of the pilot on the ferry Spen
cer, met with a strange accident Saturday
evening, and that she survived it without
the most serious, if not entirely fatal in
juries is stranger still. She was spend
ing the evening with tbe little daughter
of Manager Hamlin, of tbe dramatic
company bearing his name, at the
Rock Island boute. and in hanging
over the banisters just below tbe second
floor, she lost he balance and fell bead
long to the efflce floor, turning a com
plete summersault in the descent and
landing heavily upon tbe marble floor, a
distance of thirteen feet. She was hur-J
riedly picked up by the horror stricken
witnesses who at once summoned a phy
sician, and upon examination it waa
found that aside from a little fright the
girl was not at all the worse for her re
Chas. Smith, an employe of the ship
ping department of the Rock Island Plow
works, had his right foot badly bruised
Saturday afternoon by being caught by
tbe flange of tbe wheel of a moving
freight car on which he and several others
were working. Dr. Paul was summoned,
and while there were evidences that tbe
member had been crushed and somewhat
mutilated, there were no bones broken.
The escape, however, was marvelous, aa
the wheel would have passed over the
foot entirely had not tbe car come in
contact with one standing on tbe track
ahead and come to a standstill. Smith
was taken to bis boarding house, that of
Mrs. Thompson, 521 Twenty-second
street, and made as comfortable as pos
Icarmakerw' I ntDn Kleetiea.
The Cigarmakers International Union
No. 201. of Rock Island, elected tbe fol
lowing officers at its regular meeting
President II. Cargill, of Rock Island.
Vice President Nic. Blouer, of Rock
Recording Secretary Henry Tegge, of
Financial and Corresponding Secre
tary Gus. Wilson, or Moline.
Treasurer John Xirnst.or Moiine.
Trustees for one year Nic. Bleuer,
Wm. Horst. R. Gelger, of Rock Island.
Auditors Henry Tagge. H. Schenck,
of Moline, Wm. Horst, of Rock Island.
Finance Committee H. Schenck, II
Tagge. of Moline, Wm. Horst, of Rock
Sergeant at Arms Nic Huesman, of
Pel lee relate.
Saturday night Deputy Marshal Long
and Officers Schaab and Hetter pulled a
disorderly house over Nissen & Thies
sen'a saloon, at 1616 Second avenue, and
arrested tbe keeper, Emma Williams and
Frank Jobhaon and Michael Peterson as
inmatea. This morning Magistrate Wivill
fined Emma Williams f 10 and coata and
the male pair $5 and costs each.
James Cam pell waa fined $3 and costs
for disorderly conduct.
TJ. 8. Siskal Orrica, I
Washuunon. D. C.JMc.90 f
For the next 24 bonra for Illinois
Frank Jones, owner of the Wentworth
at Newcastle, N. H., ia building a brick
hotel at Tavares, Fla., which will be
known as the Osceola.
PECEMlft BO. 1389.
Use KcKann's Cough Syrby
Mr. a F. Lynde is in Chicago
Play vMarie" walta. at Taylor'.
"Zozo, the Magic Queen," at the V,
The "Zozo" company is at the Rock
Dancing school at Turser hall Wednes
Mr. R. J. McGee, of Chicago, is in the
city on business.
Go to dancing school at Turner ball
New Year'a night.
Great cloak and Newmarket slaughter
this week at McCabe Bros.
Music by Biehl's band at the rink New
Yeir's. Admission 10 cents.
InfiaeDza or colds are cured quickly
with McKann's Cough Syrup.
Ex-Supervisor S. W. Heath, of Taylor
Ridge, waa in the city toay.
For influ ecza and coughs McKann's
Cough Syrup ia the best thing.
Must go cannot afford to carry over a
tingle garment at McCabe Bros.
$2.94 Nowmarkets were $4 62, $5 50
and $6; now all $2 94 at McCabe Broc.
J. II. C. Peterson & Sons branch house
at Gcneseo was robbed or $2,000 last
There were forty-four theatrical people
at the Rock Island house at one lime yes
terday. A good cook wanted. Ioquire of Mrs.
Chas. C. Carter, corner Sixteenth street
and Third avenue.
Abe Lambert returned this morning
from an extended visit to Colorado for
the benefit of his health.
Davenport finished its first paving con
tract today after pulling in yesterday
rounding up the work.
The Improvement association meets
tonight to express its sentiments upon
the electric railway ordinance.
Prof. S. T. Bowlby and family left tbis
morning for Princeton to spend New
Year's snd the greater part of the week.
The Murray & Murphy company is at
tbe Harper house, and will remain there
until Eridsy morning, playing in tbe
Price marked down on every garment
in the house many to 50 cents on the
dollar at McCabe Bros.' great cloak
The third anniversary banquet and ball
of the Tri-City Travelers' association is
to be held at Turner hall, Davenport,
W. O. Tibballs, agent ot the American
Express company al Davenport, and P.
D. Rbea, route agent at Des Moines,
changed positions today.
Wm. Chatterton, the stabbed actor, is
recovering nicely and will remain in the
city until after the first of the year, when
be will join his company again.
McCabe Bros, make no claim to sell all
their cloaks at 50 cents on the dollar, but
00 a part of tbem, they do. Notably, a
big lot of cloth Newmarkets at $6.50 and
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Eaglund, of Vic
toria. Knox county, arrived in the city
Saturday evening for a stay of one week
with their friends, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel
As far as can be judged by voluntary
expressions, tbis weather docs not seem
to be in the least unpopular. More like
winter and not enough so to be disagree
ble in tbe least.
Mr. R. U. Hudson, the new'.y appoint
ed auditor of the R I. i P. road, has ar
rived and is being initiated into the duties
of the office by his predecessor, Mr. H.
Notwithstanding the generally unfav
orable weather, Mr. H. D. Folsom, the
jeweler, reports that he did four limes
more holiday business this year tban at
any season before.
A large barn on the farm of David
Robinson, a mile east of Reynolds, was
destroyed by fire last night, together
with four horses, a large quantity of hay
nd two thousand bushels of corn, en
tailing a loss of $2,000.
Mr. Bert Holcomb, son ot Rev. Dr.
Holcomb, formerly rector of Trinity
church, this city, was in Rock Island yes
terday. He is a member of tbe Califor-
ia Opera company, which gave two en
tertainments at Divenport yesterday.
Thomas Hodges, of Colons, is one of
the pioneers of this vicinity, and a
pioneer in years as well. He is about to
enter upon his nintieth year and has been
a subscriber to the Aaucs almost ever
since he attained his majority.
Evil and unwarranted report having
been spread about tbe condition of the
water on tbe premises of one of
Mr. E. Fickenscber's tenement houses.
1409 Sixth avenue. Mr. Fickenscher has
had a chemical analysis made ef the
water by Frank Nadler, Ph. G., whose
report is that the water is "free from or
game and other impurities that would
render tbe water unfit for drinking pur
Chewing Gum a Boon to Dentlata.
' When chewing gum was invented." said a
prominent specialist, "an inestimable boon
was conferred on dentists. Tbe gum dot
clean the teeth, it is true, but it pulls tbe
plugs out of tbem. That is why the dentists
Uke it so. Tbe Brooklyn man who has made
a fortune out of chewing gum was trying to
discover in the juice of tbe Mexican tree be
now uses for this gum a substitute for India
rubber. His sufctt ltute was a failure. Some
body gave him the idea of providinz idle
jaws with something to chew on. and lo, it
ail turned to gold I" New York Herald.
There are women who look picturesane in
almost an; kind of dresa, The; have invari
ably well shaped beads and a graceful out
line, flat thoul Jrs and a pretty line of arm
shoulder. Tbey seldom hare verr small
waist, Hnt often txxsea verr beautiful hair
Id great qu.,.,;, Their eves need not be
Tory large, but must well pt ..put
,u "'lu VJ as such setting baa
been described; and tbou.
need not be perfect, it must U.1,urj M)
the nose nnaccustomcd to the pow-, '
Kuch women look poetic, and inspire the pi.
the painter and the sculptor. Philadelphia
4'hleaca. Haniacta at 4(aatary R. R.
Bm,mi PAaatKoca Oretca, I
Hock Island, III,, Dec. Ul, -69. 1
Tbe C, B. & Q. now bare on sale
winter tourist ticket to all point in
Florida and to otber southern stales
points; also to the City of Mexico and
tba Pacific coaat points. Sleeping car ac
commodations secured to destination.
For rates or farther information apply
to any agent of tbe C, B. & Q. or to li.
1). Mack, Div. Pass. Ajrt. Rock Island.
H. D. Mack,
Diy. Pas. Agent.
Hart Coal Market.
Grate and egg. $ 7.60; atoye, No. 4 and
nut. f7. 73 per ton, screened and deliv
ered; 25 cent per ton discount allowed
if paid within tea daji. Cannel coal
for grates, $6 per ton. Now ia tbe time
to buy. Blacksmiths' coal, coke and
cbarcoal on Jiand. E. Q.Fbaixb.
Balration Oil la what yon want. It
kills pain and cures the worst case of
rheumatism, neuralgia, sore throat,
hoarseness and headache. Take no "just
as good." Price twenty-flye cents a bot
lanpreveaieat Association Bteetlac.
A special meeting of the Citizens' Im
provement association will be beld at
their rooms on Monday evening, Decem
ber 30, for the purpose of considering the
different routes and rights of way for tbe
Central Electric 8treet Railway to enter
this city. The mayor and city council
are respectfully invited to be present.
a. full attendance is desired.
Fred. Hass, President
oft Coal for Bala
At my yrd, corner of Eleventh etreet
and Tenth avnue. at ten cents per bush
el, s B. Davkhpobt.
Aug. 30, 1889.
For the best Mercer cotaty coal call at
tbe corner of.Fifteenth street and Second
avenue. . D. D. Ellis.
Distress after eating, heartburn, sick
headscbe and indigestion are cured by
Hood's Sarsaparilla. It also creates a
Mclntire Bros, have a new and reliable
kid glove cleaner; cleans perfectly and
leaves no odor.
Chas. A. Stebl, - - Manager.
MONDAY EVE., DEC. 30th.
The only Kngmremrnt this Seison. In all Its
Magnificence anri fpinaor. lireaier. grander,
better tban ever. The most beau iful ot
rat loods of entirely New Scenery !
Tons of Uoreeotit Paraphernalia!
An Army ol Men and Womenl
The Beantif nl and Talented Actress,
The Oreat character eomiqne,
THOMAS E. MILLS
and a company of comedian, dancer, armnits,
Clowna. acior, aciresne, eontr. oancea.
man-be, drill, refined perialties. A
mammoth col'ectionof vailed novelties
erlipeina all previou production.
Positively no advance in prices. Baals now on
aale at oenal place.
O. A. Steel, - - Manager.
ONE NIGHT ONLY.
TUESDAY EVE., DEC.
Return of Ihe Favonts.
Murray and Murphy
The King oc comedy, in their lanffhftuie
and amuHiDg farce,
Oir Irish Visitors,"
Under the manaremen' of J B. Hill, Union
Bqnare Theatre. New Y'ork Ciiy.
Excellent cai !
Favorite Musical Selection!
Pnnnlar Ballad and Hone. Danriuz. etc
Mnrrav and Mnrphy'a handsomely Uniformed
Band and Orchetr.
Murray and Murphy ain? their original crea
tion. "Don Went Mrliinty "
Price &."c tOc, Trc and fl.PO. Sal OTena Sat-
Secured by First Mortgage,
;POB BALI AT
6J AND 7 PEE CENT.
INTIRIKT COLLICTID WlTBOCT CBAB8E.
No trouble orerjen!e apared to trenre choiceat
Our Fourteen yeaiV experience and long e
tablined local acencia give us
Call er write for circulars or referencea.
iit.TtiF Davenport lt.
in sras or
f 200.00 and Upwards
For sale, secured on land worth from
three to fire times tbe amount
of tbe loan.
Interest ? per cent oemi annually, collected and
remitted free of charge.
E. W. HURST,
Attorney at Law
Rooms 8 and 4 Masonic Temp'e,
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
on ln-.,Ted Farms in the
Best Count-avj 0f Iowa,
The Farms were Inspecteu ,v
me If ersonaliy.
SIS Main St. DAVENPORT. IA.
Winter & Lemburg,
Wholesale Dealers and Importer of
Wines and Lips,
Nos. 1616 and 1618
ROOK ISLAND, ILL.
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TOO MANY CLOTH NEWMARKET8 AT
20 PER CENT
It is the old atory, mild weather, "the winter ef our diacoMent" ia
here. Beginning Monday evening, Dec. 25d, we will deduct
from price of all Cloth Garments, Newmarkets, Jackets,
three-fourths lengths, and Children's Cloaks,
20 Per Cent or 1-6.
A beautiful assortment from which to make your selections." " '
The cold weather is yet to come.
Our Holiday Handkerchief Sale haa been a saoceaa
and will be continued till after New Yeaw. Dress Gaods
Silks, Cloaks, Silk Umbrellas, Ladies' Aprons, and
many other goods suitable for useful holiday gifts.
Buy Shawls Now.
McINTIRE BROS,, J
Hock Island. Illinois.
31ST, - g H & f -
f ??,rJ 1 9 w
Li mmm qgs 3
Is too valuable in these, the closing hours before New
Years, to spend more than a small portion of it in
reading advertisements. We simply name a
few articles that are worth thinking about.
Sideboards, Book Cases,
Fancy Oak and Rattan Rockers,
Ladies' Parlor Desks,
any of these things make
The C.F. Adams Home-Furnishing House
322 Brady Street, DAVENPORT, IA.
Only $1,00 PER GALLON,
POST OFFICE BLOCK.
ROCK ISLAND HOUSE BARBER SHOP
AND BATH ROOMS.
HaTe b?rn rr-ornrd nnrler tlie management of Mr. HARRY FAT. a Irst-claas barter who so
licits a share of public iiatmn.ge. Tte shop ha ben renoTatcd. n-painud and ra-pa-pcrrd
ihnmghout and tlie hath looms recarpeled, la fact Terythlog la la rat -class shape
LOWEST PRICES ffl THE CUT
Idren's Felt Slippers, - . . "
Misses, tt ,t
Women's - w
Misses' High Bui, ajterg
Gentlemen's Patent Leather- "
la Gentlemen's Holiday Slippers we bare the finest
70c to 13 50. Felt Bool 8 and Overs aold
x.ie:iric ouiior mr iub icei, o ceuia
; CENTRAL 8HOK STORE, 1818 8ece
XLU STREET SHOE 8T03B ; . ' ' T '
V ,4989 Fifth AvtBM. . v A
aW'- Vmsisi '' iiiii'i lam ani n- a aaiaw
a suitable Holiday Gift.
, ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
regardless of costSffat In the cl y for
per dux. "-n