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Of ilrto. deeds of drsperajlon. Wt
butt, waited long and patiently for the
f.iM wrathtr. It hasn't come; may not
f, r tome weeks. We are desperate; we
Wl'ST aell off onr Clonk Mock. We hava
nil lul litil" about it, but have Wo
iti.inu amount of TUINKING.
We ritnnnl afford to carrj them for
iinfhrr m"mb . live should offer you
il icunt of 2ft prr cent you would tske
iki ni'th-e of II; If we should offer you 83
iwr rent or one-third off It In eitremelj
ilmibtrul If you would respond freely, or
K't the matter such attention aa we
irut hsve. What you wnot I to buy
j.uir clonk and nrwmarkets after the
fhritins eon at ahcut 00 cenii oq
th' itclinr A stated, we bare finally
ilri'liled lo allow yu to bare your own
jr. Pit rrnia on the dollar will be the
wtirhwnrd for I lilt week. We Mart In
with our new market, all lone desirubl
frmen. new and sttlUh. Kck No. 1
rcwmarketa that est 7 (10. f M !, $9 00,
, !".. film and up In 13 fto and
nifkeri t" aell at 18 IN). $14 . f 13 0(1
tv: INI, 911 IN), fill IN), and (H) all ri
ihi week at one prloe. Take tour
. h..ie at fit 50. Tl.la lot will include
Hue pltin heaver new markets, serge and
DtlKinan rlotha, rherka and stripes, jer
v newmarkets aborted rolora, boucle
. iih ami a variety of other Bewoiar
krU which can not well be described.
Itomemher all, all, all 8 3D for thla week.
1713. 1714. 1710. 1718. 1730 and 1723 Rkcohd Avrnck.
CLOSING . OUT PRICES.
Plu-.li Cabinet Albums 38 cents,
Leather Cabinet Albums 78 cei.ts,
Sleds Below Cost,
Work Baskets Below Cost,
Stationery at 20 per cent off,
Cabinet Frames 20 per rent off;
n indow Shades at Cost.
BlCt BARGAINS In Every Department for we MUST
CI.OSF out onr Stock In Twenty Days.
House Furnishing Goods,
!Gas Fitting; Stock;
Geo. W. ID. Harris,
Real Estate and Insurance,
' 2:'i Seventeenth m., under Commercial H tUil, ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
Tlin nicest Christmas or New Years present to make to your
family would b-
A Hons-' and Lot,
A Few Acres on the BluF.
Western Land, or
any good renting propel ty.
If viij hatuinvtliintr to ezchanse or want your property insured in first-class
"ini nines, call on (i o. W. I) Harris before Jan. 1 to enable you to make a suita
pti n. nt aro-puii'e at any time.
, H.AY.Tf V vaTaTatj L'frt '
Newmarket were 4 73, 95. 00 and
90 00. for thla stle. t3 04.
RACK NO. 3.
All are newmarkets which coat from
910 50 to 915 00, and tome eold at high
at $13.00, we put in the whole lot, aome
twenty different styles, all at 99 50. Take
yeur pick while they last. .
These include fancy newmarkets. with
capea and bell alettes, fancy Berlin
stripes iu assorted color, fancy checks,
and stripes, and you pat your money
and take your rhoice,for (8 50. There is
alwat an advantage in first selection.
A line of three fourth lengths English
walking coats reduced for this sale to
17 M. .
All jackets, coats, cloak, every gar
ment in the house marked down for the
great clearing cloak sale.
Plufh coats and jackets are in for a
share of the slaughter. We bate'nt very
many of them left, but what we bate go
with the rest
A FEW SHORT WRAPS GO AT ANY
Children' garments will be reduced
to meet the em nreacy of the unseasona
ble weather. We can not describe them
nor explain bow really cheap they are,
but can assure you that we are bound to
sell. Nothing ran induce us to carry
oter a single garment if prices will mote
them. Come early and make your selection.
Hibles at Cost,
Wall Paper at and Below Cost
KINGSBURY & SON,
1705 Secend Avenue.
BAKER & CO
A PROSPEROUS YEAR.
One of the Brightest in lte k Isl
'aiat 1H Haw W ltaea-4 In the W my
"t Isaprateaaraita, Briefly Knvni
fraietf A Meaaea i be Prond of.
Tonight at 12 Old Time will have again
run his aands and retired another jour
ney rrought with glory and inomlnj,
fame and obscurity, fortune and poverty,
contentment and misery, honesty and
deceit, religion and skepticism, fidelity
and infidelity, churches and saloons,
liberality and bigotrykindness and bru
tality, sympathy and stonyheartedness.
purity and Impurity; charity for all.
charity for none; peace forcter. turmoil
(terminable; good will to man. and ill
will to all his kind.
But this is only generalizing. Locally
speaking we hate no reason to look bad.
oter 1889 with a spirit other than of en
thusiastic gratification. Ho. k Unnd ma;-
well tiew with pride the works of Father
Time in the pa.st 3G5 diva and
speed the parting nuest with an af
fectionate feeliag. It is tery doubtful if
Rock Island ever accomplished more in
single season in the way of substantia
progress, than it has in the one that lim
now so nearly run itg course. The Ak
uus will not attempt the tn!.k which ba-i
cbracterii-d Its New Year's issue i i
years past, of burdening its columns
with statistics and other matter circu
lated to brace up the local pride. Tbfs H
not essential this year. What has beei
done in Rock I-dand since 1J made its
fl9t bow, is too well-known and under
stood to need more than mention, as on?
glances rack oter the ear with sitisfic
tionforthe past and well-founded hop?
for the future. The record ni!iy be
summed up briefly as follows:
A system of substantial street im
protements by special assessment involv
ing an outlay of t.0iO at the outset,
and the thorough paving of the nmi i
business thoroughfare of the city.
I be declared determination n the imit
of the council to txteud the troixl wori
in all directions as soon as spring opens
and the designation of twmtvsix more
blocks already which are to he s im
proved. The adoption of a uniform sts'entrf
sidewalk improvements hv specisl asses'
ment and the accomplishment already r f
work in this direction, which fr sur
passes anything that could have bee i
contemplated in this line.
The outUt of full half a million dol
lars in teneral building improvement?-,
including several substantial busmen
blocks and the adoption i f plans f. r
more business buildings the tirst thiti iu
The enlarcemcnt of efficiency in ri
lire and fire department usages such as
gite promise of a paid system in the la'-
tcr department with the advent of the
net municipal yeur.
The adoption of the park commission r
ordinance and the determination by tl e
council to ieautify the pirks and miike
them in every way attractive.
A more generally favorable business
outlook, and the promise of more an I
Varied business house.
The encouraciDg prospects for inoie
n anufacturini; industries.
The success of the pr.i 'ct hs recan's
Ihe viaduct at I wen'y -fourth free ,
which is assured at the present scsi. n
The greatly improved street car faril .
ties between here and Molme and to I,
tenport. reducing the time on the nmii
lines to seven and a half minute cars, an 1
the nrospnets of an electric line ruimin
back from the business pirt of llieritv
southeasterlt to the east Uock Island an 1
The increase in business at the post
ofllrre which is a reliable criterion oT ti e
cirjs growth, intolvitig the necessity f
pjUins: on two adilitional currii rs during
The improtiment in the public school
system ami the erection f one new
building at a cost ot f I.i.Ihmi.
The erection of one new rhurrh at. a
cast of IHO.IMX). the starting of the ;ti) -
HN) Y. M. C. A. building and the i-iper -diture
of 15KHl jn geuertl uuprve
rjivuts in religious edifices.
Such in brief is a mere outline of slut
Rock I, lard has done for itself in tl e
past season and it in hardly necessary o
state that any part of the work not com
pleted will be pushed to consummate n
early in the spring. If another ye;.r
chronicles as much for Rock Island's ai -tanreuent,
the city will have shown a
growth that few cities can boast o'.
There is good reason to tnlicve that the
year 1890 will reveal even more of the
triumphant spirit of progress, en
terprise, home pride and healthy, sol d
growth well btaced and of a Kind thit
will tolerate no retrograde movement.
A tranal Mimle Room.
Tlie well known and popular naten r,
Mr. Fred Appelquist, has just opened Lis
new sample room on the corner of Third
avenue and Seventeenth street. Tl is
buildine was erected by Mr. Appcliju st
atacoatef $0.51)0 and has etcry ecu
tenience for the proper transaction of his
business. The size of the building is
25x64, two stories acd basement. The
upper story is arranged lor resiiUt ce
purposes and has all the conveniences
and will be occupied as such by Mr.
Appelquist. The first floor is used k
clusive.lv as a sample room and hna all
the necessary appliances, an elegant end
substantial counter, a mirror 0x12, he
largest between Chicago and Omaha, end
all other arrangements correspondingly
as fine. Part of the sample room is di
vided into ante-rooms. The basement
contains the ice boxes, stock and a fur
nace that heats the whole building.
The structure, inside and tut,
bears etery etidence of being substantial
and reflects great credit on its builders,
Messrs. Seiters & Anderson, the veil
known contractors. Mr. Appelquist pro
poses to keep in stock the tery best of
wine and liquors and cigars. Ale and
porter and "'alf anl 'alf" will be a
specialty at this place. Mr. Appelquist
invites bis friends to call and see him in
bis new quarters.
The Rack laland Firm feat There.
The firm of Atkinson & Oloff, of his
city, receited the contract for eight blocks
of brick pavement in Davenport yts er
day. The bid was for 22 J centa for ex
cavation, $1 45 for macadam, sand tnd
paying, 65 centa straight for all new
curbing. 10 cents for resetting eld ct rb
ing, and 3 cents for tile. The iJemocat-
The bid may be regarded as tery low
and quite adtantageoua to the city. The
well known reputation for expeditious
and good work of Messrs. Atkinson &
OloS. who are Rock Island geotleo en,
insures to us many blocks of per'ect
brie pavement. They agree to use i ec
o Galesburg and Moutptlier
bottom course and Bardr Ipb
top course. Second st-eet
' 'Haire street to
THE MEW RAILWAY.
ThrEleeirie Koate veaaldere4 by the
Citiaeaa laipravcaacat Aanorlatloa
The Tweaty-Foaith Mtreet aad
Neeaad Aveaae Idea Abandoned
Last night's meeting of the Citizens'
Improvement association to consider the
tarious routes proposed by the Moline
Central Electric railway, for getting into
Rock Island for its present terminus at
Fairraount Park, east of South Park, was
attended not only by President Hasa and a
large number of members, and other citi
zens, but by Mayor McConochie and a
number of aldermen. President Hasa
called the meeting to order, and E. H,
Guyer, one of the directors ot the Moline
Central Electric road, stated the present
status of the road as regards coming into
Rock Island. lie named the various
routes under consideration, and said the
company had secured, the majority of
frontage on each, and that the company
was willing to accept an ordinance on
any of these routes. The most desirable
route he said, wauld be one tia Twenty
fourth street and Second atenue, but
there bad been opposition to that
rute, and the nex. preference of
the company was tia Twenty
third street and Fifth atenue. He
then enumerated the advantages to ac
crue from such a road and rapid transit,
and at the same time took occasion to at
tack the Ilolmes system. lie promised a
good equipment if a desirable route was
secured, and assured the association that
it was the last opportunity the city would
have to secure this road.
Mr. Win. Jackson spoke very favora
ble to the project. He knew of no local
enterprise that so commended itself to
the public. Rapid transit was the great
question of the day . He felt kindly to
the Holmes syndicate and while its rights
should be protected it should not be al
lowed to stand in the way of local enters
prisfl entirely. The new company sboul 1
he encouraged and its advance urged and
pressed. It oiifiht net to be given aright
of way lo the bridge or along Second
avenue, nor on any other thoroughfare
where the traffic would be ift such com
peiiiion as to injure both companies.
Mayor McConochie was called upon to
express his views and be aid he was
present as a listener and not to talk.
He Would ssy though that the new com
pany would be treated fairly by the coun
cil, which had shown itself willing to
encourage all deserving enterprises. The
Holmes syndicate had treated the city
fairly, and bad shown its desire to cheer
fully aid in all public improvements, and
while the council felt kindly towaid the
syndicate, it would of course give the
new company all the assistance it could
Aid. Scbroeder expressed the same
views as those advanced by the mayor.
He would be favorable to any company
that would give a good service by a pop
Aid. Hampton thought the matter bad
resolved itself not into a question as to
whether the road would he built, but a
question as to the route. He was not in
fnvor of Twenty fourth street or the Sec
onl avenue proposition. The Holmes
syndicate had been a God send to Rock
Islund, anil had not only provided first
diss equipment, but bad aided in every
siiL'L'ested improvement. The Holmes
syndicate bad the right of way on Fif
teenth street from Third avenue to Fourth
avenue and west to Fifth s'reet. by the
provisions of its present ordinance, and
the council can require it to occupy the
right at any time. Aay rrwjfc that would
not conflict with these or any other rights
he would favor.
Mr. Guyer strain spoke. His company
would be glad to adopt the Twenty-third
street and Fifth avenue route, and had
secured the majority of the frontage to
it. The only weak point was on Twenty-third
street. He accused the council
(f treating his company unfairly as to
Elm street, but his company would like
to co down Fourth avenue to the factor
ies in the lower end. Then be went into
an attack upon the Holmes system, ac
cused it of enjoying a princely fran
chise here and failing to provide anything
hut cheap facilities and slow time. Mr.
Holmes, he said, was not a believer in
electricity, and bad no intention of
equipping his lines with it. He bad
spread the report that he intended putting
in storage batteries, but that was his old
game. He accused Mr. Holmes of at
tempting to throttle enterprise wherever
he was interested by providing inadequate
and cheap facilities. - .
Dr. IV. A. Paul apokd enthusiastically
for the electric road, and outlined many
benefits that would come from its con
struction. Aid. Howard also made remarks fa
uorahle to the project if constructed by
a suitable route.
Messrs. A. M. Blakcley and S. J.
Keator spoke from the standpoint of
property holders, and during the further
discussion it was suggested that arranges
ments might be made by which the com
pany could purchase the Holmes line
item Elm street to Third avenue and
Mr. L. S. McCabe, as a director in the
Central, stated that his company would
he clad to make such transaction.
Finally President Haes, Dr. W. A.
Paul and Will R. Johnson were selected
as a committee to confer with the Twenty-third
strtet property holders and de
cide in some way upon - an acceptable
route and assure the building of the
One thing was accomplished by the
meeting, and that was that the Second
avenue and Twenty-fourth street propo
sitions were effectually sat down upon.
With this much disposed of, let the road
be built, and the probabilities are that it
It will be difficult to conceive what Mr.
Guyer expected to gain by his uncalled
for remarks concerning the Holmes syn
dicate, as the council, as well as the pub
lie, know what that corporation has done
for Rock Island, and is doing, and the
companj ia entitled to credit instead of
Jaaaarr Pollre Uaalaeaa.
The monthly report of City Marshal
Phil Miller for January is appended;
Assault to murder. 1; burglary, 1; bas
tardy, 1; drunk and disorderly, 1; vag
rancy, 1 ; larceny, 1 ; disturbing the peace,
1; interfering with officer, 1; keeping
bouse of ltl-'ame. 1; inmates boose of
ill-fame, 2: assault. 2; abusite language,
2; disorderly conduct, assault and bat
tury, 7; drank. 12; total, 40 cases; city,
82; slaw. 8. '
Amount of fines collected by Magis
trate H. C. Witill. f76.60. Police fees
$1140. Tout. 88.
Jail bill f 4 . 60.
" Number of lights eut 177.
umber of tramps lodged, 23.
OFFICIAL FIGURES. !
Capt. Marshall's Statement of Hen
nepin Canal Statistics.
latereetlas Meeting; of the Trl-Ctty
Committee oatVays aad Sleaaa atlbe
Impratemvat Aaaoriation Rooms
Mr. Slnrphy'a Report.
An important meeting of the Tri City
Hennepin Canal Committee on ways and
means was held at the rooms of the Rock
Island Citizens' Improvement association
at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Vice
President H. C. Connelly ' presided and
Secretary J. 8. Wylie, of Davenport, was
at bis desk. There were present: Maj.
Connelly, Ex-Mayor Henry Carse, John
Crubaugh. W. 8. Knowlton and Pr. W
A. Paul, for Rock Island, and Ex-Con
gressman J. H. Murphy, W. F. Ross, J.
8. Wylie and J. M. Eldridge for Daven
port, and H. L. Franing, of Miian.
Mr. Murphy made an interesting state
ment detailing his recent trip to Wash
mg'.on in the interest of the canal, the
apparently favorable complexion of the
present lower house of congress as re
gards the canal; the fact that eight mem-
Ders oi the river and harbor committee
are solid for the canal, and the chairman
Uen. Henderson, being an enthusiastic
adyocate, is equivalent to one third
of the committee. He made a
statement of the finances of the com
mittee, stating thit he had written
Col. D. B. Wood, chairman of the Cin
cinnati Waterway convention, staling
that tbeflOo pledged by the canal com
mittee to that convention was liberal and
satisfactory. Mr. Murphy said that of
the amount of this money pledged by the
three cities. Rock Island and Davennort
had paid their proportions, but that Mo-
line's 1 25 had not been forthcoming, and
that be personally had made up the de
ficit and forwarded the money, and that
the committee could reimburse him at its
pleasure. Mr. Murphy furthermore re
ported correspondence with Murray Nel
son, of Chicago, treasurer of the old II-
linoissMichigan canal commission, and
had received a reply that there was
money in hia bands credited to the canal
project, but that he would not pay it out
without the proper vouchers. The
speaker believed there was 1,300 to 1
ow in Mr. Nelson s bands belonging to
the canal interests, which had been col-
ected along the canal route, and upon
his motion the secretary was instructed
to open correspondence with Mr. Kelson
on the subject.
Mr. Franing, on behalf of Milan.
pledged f 25 to the canal cause, and upon
motion Mr. Franing and Mr. David
sears were made members of the execu
tive committee f'ora the town of Milan.
Mr. Murphy made a reprt ot having
communicated with Capt. Marshall, who
is in charge of the present surveys, and
submitted the following offljial statement
from Cap't. Marshall which will be read
with interest by all:
Chicago. Dec Id.
Il n. Viirpl.y, Wa-hmtrtnn. D C.
Mt DkakSih: In reply lo your letter
of the 3 inst. I have to say that I have
been unable to prepare the memorandum
promised you about the Illinois an1
Mississippi (Hennepin) canal, until now.
The ad van tact 8 of this work and its re-
ations to commerce, more fullv set forth
and discussed in the report of the ' Com.
stock Board," published in the reDort of
he chief of engineers for 1337. pace
2125. My connection with the scheme
has been only the preparation of detailed
plans and estimates under tffe provision
of the riter and harbor bill of Aut-ust
11. 1SSS, based entirely upon previous
surveys, except such nwnor examinations
as were found necessary to net such de
tailed information at special points as
was found necessary to enable me to fit
the proposed constructions to the sites.
The route begins just above the vil-
age of Hennepin on the Illinois river,
ollows the valleys of Bureau creek and
Pond creek to the summit level, thence
across to R'ick river at Penny's slouch.
and thence down Rock river to its mouth.
The entire length of the onnal and Rock
river navigation is exactly 77 miles; of
this fifty miles is canal and twenty-seven
miles slackwater navigation in Rock
There is a feeder (naviimb e) from Rock
river near Dixon, via Winntiago swamp
to the summit level thirty-foitr and three
fourths miles long. The canal and
feeder are each to be eiirhty ' feet wide
and seven feet deep, wUh lores 170 feet
long and seven feet within sills,
thirty feet in width of lock chamber. The
lockages are as follows:
Illinoli river to summit lerel, 15 feri 34
Hummlt level lo Peimey'i s oupli. 76 frt y
rrnney a nouen 10 ma irmppi river U,m water,
'JH feet and damn - a
Feeder. Ii.inn lo jurction with main liae three
feet tleaccDl, Willi guard lock at Dlx.a 1
Total nnmberof locks : 3
There are five aqueducts and a large
number of bridges, culverts, wing dams,
retaining walls, etc., on the line. .
The detailed plans and estimates (ex
act) cannot be completed before about
May 1st, but as far as we have progressed
viz: All locks but three, all dams, and all
aqueducts, the detailed; estimates are
found to agree tery closely with the pre
liminary estimates already published,
there being a variation of only $77,000
in about l,0tl0,lKX) worth of work, com
pared. If this ratio continues between
the preliminary estimates and the close
computations, I estimate the entire cost
of the canal and feeder as tS 915.435.
The final estimates will not exceed in
full Bbort of these figures an amount ex
ceeding $250,000. In round numbers
the canal with all its works and feeder,
including the Rock river slackwater, can
be built in a substantial, permnnant man
ner of stone, earth and iron for $7,000,
000, and in accordance with the best
practice. Such are the present indica
tions based upon carefully studied plans
and drawings and liberal prices. I hope
that these are the facts that you desire.
I do not consider it necessary for me to
argue as to the necessity or advisability
of the work, as that is a matter for
statesmen to do and not for engineers.
W. L. Marshall.
Capt. of Engineers.
The speaker declared his intention of
returning to Washington March 1, to re
sume his labors for the canal, and in the
meantime he suggested the appointment
of a committee, including one each from
the three cities, to prepare a statement of
the canal's purposes for circulation at
Hon. J.H. Murphy was named as chair
man of that committee, and Messrs. W.
F. Ross, of Davenport, H. C. Connelly,
of Rock Island. 8. 8. Davis, of Moline
and H. F. Franing. of Milan were chosen
as the other members, when the meeting
A ttreat Mlaasater.
Assignees' sale of clothing, hats, caps,
trunks, satchels and gentlemen's furnish
ing goods at the Golden Eagle clothing
house. Rock Island, III., commencing
Dec. 81. 1889. Goods mast be sold for
cash for benefit of creditors. Now is
the time to cloth yourselves. Go before
all the great bargains are gone.
H. P. Hull. Assfcnee.
tT. 8. Sibmal Optics, I
WaahlngMm, il. C.4XK, 11. f
For the next 24 hoyn for Illinois:
- . ' 1
DECEMBER 3l i
Last day of 9.
No Argus tomorrow.
Nice imported pears at Boro's.
Play "Marie" wallz at Crampton's.
Assignee's sale at the Golden Eagle.
Assignees sale at the Golden Eagle.
Nice Malaga grapes and bananas at
Dancing school at Turner hall Wednes
All goods -will be sacrificed at the
Go to dancing school at Turner hall
New Year's night.
Supervisor "Jack Wilson," of Rural,
was in the city yesterdav.
There will be services at Trinity chapel
tomorrow at 10 a. m.
Music by Biehl's band at the rink New
Year's. Admission 10 cents.
You will save money by going to Gold
smith s clothing house.
I be county farmer's institute will be
resumed at Milan Jan. 10.
The great cloak hustle was started yes
terday at McCabe Bros.
Murray & Murphy in "Our Irish Visi
tors" at the theatre tonight.
extraordinary bargains to be bad at
Goldsmith's clothing house.
1 be Standard club had a successful hop
at Armory hall list evening.
A happy and prosperous New Year to
all, is the wish of the Argus.
Newmarkets 50c on the dollar at Mc
Cabe Bros.' cloak closing out.
You can buy a splendid man's suit at
from ?5 to $8 at Goldsmith's.
Rudolph Guyer, of Moline, was fined
$3 and cobts for intoxication.
Mr. James Taylor, of Taylor Ridge,
made Rock Island a visit yesterday.
Overcoats are going rapidly, at the
low prices they are sold at Goldsmith's.
Tue nixt dance at Stoddard's hall,
Edgington, will he held on the evening of
Mr. I. P. Forgj, one of Bowling's
progressive young farmers, was in the
Skating at the rink New Year's after
noon and evening. Admission ten cents.
Collins Bros., managers.
Mr. J. W. Whiteside, one of Cordo
va's weli-known citizens, spent ycsler
day and today in the city.
Miss Bertha Hodges arrived from Mar
ion, Iowa, to attend an interesting evect
next Thursday night.
i he popular craze, "Down went Mc-
Ginty," will be sung by Murray & Mur
phy at Harper's theatre this evening.
There is joy at the fireside of Mr. and
Mrs. A. O. Rowse at the Rock Island
house, over the advent of a son the first
me marriage ct w. T. Drips, of
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Miss Lela
Bailey, daughter of Mr. Geo. E. Bailey,
Mr. and Mis. Wm. Weisler welcomed
an angel of light into their home this
morning in the shape of fifteen pounds of
Tomorrow being a holiday, business
will be generally suspended in the county
and city offices, the banks and in the
postoffl.-e after 9 o'clock.
The wholesale liquor firm of Beverly
& Burgh moved into Winter & Lem
burg's former quarters. Third avenue and
Seventeenth street, today.
McCabe Bros, got a decided hustle on
their clank and newmarket stock yester
day, and expect to keep it up until their
present stock is all closed out.
Rack No. 1. choice at $6.50; rack No.
2, at S3. 50, are the present prices on the
newmarkets at McCabe Bros., some of
which were sold as high as $18
A team driven by Cbas. Josephson, of
New Windsor, got frightened at the elec
tric car in Moline today and Mr. Joseph
son was thrown out and his knee cap
Manager J. P. Looney, of the Western
t nion Telegraph company, is entertain
ing his sister, Miss Maggie Looney, and
cousin Miss Nora O'Connor, of Ottawa,
who are stopping at the Harper.
Boss' Payne came down from the
wilds of Zuma this morning. The im
pression is gaining ground that "Sweet
William" hss his eye on the the shiev-
alty instead of the legislature, as was
Mr. Morris S. Ileagy, son of Mr. Sam
Heagy, of Hampton, proposes to begin
the New Year happily indeed. Tomor
row afternoon he will wed Miss Theo.
Black, one of Hampton's most charming
At the annual meeting of the Y. M. C.
A. last eveeing $302 50 was raised for
next year's current expenses; the salary
ct General Secretary F. W. Lang was inv
creased to" $75 .per, month and Nels
Olson was appointed assistant secretary
at a salary of S 20 per month.
Mr. John Bopes died at his home on
Bailey Davenport's farm near Milan at 1
o'clock this morning after a lingering ill
ness, aged sixty-five. He leaves with his
wife a son Fredorick and daughter Kitty,
to mourn a kind and industrious husband
atid indulgent father. He had lived in
Rock Island county about twenty years
and was highly respected by all who
The tillage of Coal Valley is in a tur
moil now oter a recent suit over a Christ
mas tree. Wm. Cook, of thf Primitive
M. E. church, contracted ith David
Moran to furnish a Christmas for g
Moran failed to furnish the tree and CoCy
got one elsewhere. But Moran neverthe
less sued Cook for the value of the tree
and recovered $1.50 before Justice Bar
ton. "A Merry Christmas" lobe nre.
Uwedona, 111., Dec. 25.
There was quite a pleasant surprise
party at the residence of Mr. B F. Rtiod
eubaugh on Christmas eve. As Christ
mas day was W. P. Rbodenbaugh's birth
day, the young people or the neighbor
hood came In armed with good music,
and asocial time was had. Mr. Rbd
enbaugh waa presented with a handsome
dressing case. Mr. Ed. O. Valentine,
brother of Mrs. B. F. Rhodenbaugh. is
intending to leave for Colorado in a few
weeas, ana ue was aiso presented with a
dressing case. Both gentlemen were
completely surpnaed. After the presen
tations, which were made by Mr. Alec
Volmar, of Cable, supper was serted. af
ter which the company took their depar
ture, wishing all "A Merry Christmas."
I hereby wish to express my tiianks to
my many old and new patrons for their
Kino and generous patronage in the last
year. I sincerely trust a continuance of
the same. Wishing them a happy and
prosperous year. I remain as ever.
t . Isaac Rotpschild,
The popular Clothier, Davenport.
"Give yoU a reason on compulsion?"
WhyoCeouVae I will. I am cured of
rheumatism! which has kept me enslaved
for twenty yfean, by using Salvation Oil,
wbiau coat ir;a only 85 cants, -. -
M Bars Coal Market.
Grate and egg, $7.60; stove, No. 4 and
t7.75 per ton. screened and delit-
ir naS' cents per ton discount allowed
iLl-.lltbin ten days. Cannel coal
ior grate is - , i th timn
ksmitbV coal, coke and
charcoal on ha
E. G. Frazkr.
" j ;.Ju r Eleventh
uu tiuu avenue, ai incs,, wr .Mu.
el. B. Di"..'Sh
Aug. 30. 1889. BT'
Distress after eating, heartburn, sit.
headache and indigestion are cured by
uoods Sarsapanlla. It alao creates a
A good cook wanted. Inquire of Mrs.
Chas. C. Carter, corner Sixteenth street
and Third avenue.
Mclntire Bros, have a new and reliable
kid glove cleaner; cleans perfectly and
leaves no oaor.
COKKEK WHITMAN At the residence of
the bride mother. Mrs. W. H. Whitman, at 10
a. m, l neaiiay, December 81st, 1889, hjr the Rev.
R. F. sweet. Ann F. Whitman and Charles It.
toraer, or uienn a rerry. Idaho.
C. A. Steel, - - Manager.
TUESDAY EVE., DEC. 31st,
Return of the Favorites,
Murray and Murphy
The Kiuga of comedy, in their lanithable
and annming furce,
"Our Irish Visitors,"
t'nder tNe man apt-men' of J B Hill, Unlm
Square Theatre, New Vork City.
Excellent i-tn !
Favorite Mim-nl Selection!
Popnisr Hull tin f snti ton?. Dancing, etc.
Murray and Murihv a handmmitflv I niforma-il
Bti1 and Or h--rrs.
Murray and Murphy ain? their original crea
tion, ''Down Went M(;inTy."
Price ssc, i0o, 7 c and fi.rtu. Sale opena Sat-
Chas. A. Stkil, - - Manager.
ONE NIUHT ONI.V.
SATURDAY EVE., JAN. 4th.
Sfinethtrs to Ponder Ovir'
A 1 mm; ul KeantT
The Palace of Lace
Deiuei exprcK for the Howard Show.
l not uiiep il.
The H.01X1 Sematinn :
Living Art iVtur. '
The Rib Tickler!
Vnnrj y ' Funny : Oirls' Women! Oirla!
P.-ice 75, bO and centn.
Secured by First Mortgage,
2rOH f ALI AT
6J AND 7 PER CENT.
1STESI8T ColitCTSD WlTHOCT CBABSK.
No tronhle or expense tpired to lernre choicest
Our Fourteen ream" experience nd long e
UihUphed Uc&l agencies g.ve as
Call or write for circulars or references.
?50; 5ji,?ti3cr,Bc .
ta sras or
$200.00 and Upwards
For sale, secured on land worth from
three to five times the amount
of the loan.
. E. W. HURST,
.jT25ney at Law
on Improved Farms in the
Best Counties of Iowa,
The Farms were Inspected by
218 Main 8L, DAVENPORT. I A.
Winter & Lemburg.
Wholesale Dealers and Importers of
Wines M Lipors,
Nos. 1616 and 1618
TOO MA.NT CLOTH NEWMARKETS AT
20 PER CENT DISCOUNT.
It ia the old story, mild weather, "the winter ml our disconsent" ia
here. Beginning Monday evening, Dec. 23J, we will deduct
from price of all Cloth Garments, Newmarkets, Jackets,
three-fourths lengths, and Children's Cloaks,
A besHjful assortment
NThe cold weather is yet to come.
Our Holiday Handkerchief SUe hia bseii a sncceas'
and will be continued till after New Yearj. Dress Goods'
Silks, Cloaks, Silk Umbrellas, Ladies' Aprons, and
many other goods suitable for useful holiday gifts. "
Buy Sliawlw Xow.
Is too valuable in these, the closing hours bttore New
Years, to spend more than a small portion of it in
reading advertisements. We 6imply name a
few articles that are worth thinking about.
Sideboards, Book Cases
rancy uaK ana
any of these thines Tnarm
' s a , k
The C.F. Adams' Home-Furnishing House wt
m lirady btreet,
Only $lf00 PER GALLON,
KOHN & ADLEE'S, T
POST OFFICEBLOCK, ROCK IHLAND. ILL.
ROCK ISLAND HOUSE BARyERSHOF .
AND BATH ROOMS, f
B AVa batl rIMaaj1 mmA.. ai .
Children's Felt Slippera,
Miases' " "
Women's " " -Misses'
High Button Gaiters -Women's
Alaskas, - .
Gentlemen's Patent Leather Pnmps
In Gentlemen's Holiday Pli
70c to 13 60. Felt Boots and C
Electric Sudor for the feet.
:t, Rents' per
Cent or 1-5.
from which to make your selections. ,t
n anito'Ki tti:j.
-j " " " iiwuuay villi.