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THE HOCK ISLAND ABQU8. SATURDAY, JANUARY 11 1800.
Cook Stoves Ranges
RIVERSIDE OAK STOVES,
Boynlon Celebrated Furnaces,
MASON & DAVIS'
Wrought Steel Ranges
and Steel Dome Furnaces.
."Estimates for Heating and Ventilating furnished on ap
plication. DAVID DON,
1617 Second avenne, Rook Island, Ills.
CLOSING OUT PRICES.
Plush Cabinet Albums 38 cents,
Leather Cabinet Albums 78 cents,
Sleds Below Cost,
"Work Baskets Below Cost,
Stationery at 2D per cent off,
Cabinet Frames 20 per rent off;
Bibles at Cost,
BIO BARGAINS In Every
CLOSE out onr Stock in Twenty Days.
House Furnishing Goods,
;Gas Fitting Stock
BAKER k HOUSMAN.
lias opened bit New and Spacious
No. 1020 to 1C2C Third avenue,
where he would he pleased to tee his friends.
fW-All kind, of drinks as ll as I end Porter,
only place la the city where you ceo (el it.
; . . . y. .
Wall Paper, Curtains
AND ROOM MOULDINGS,
No. 1401 Second Avenue.
"Wall Paper at and Below Cost
Window Shades at Cost
Department for we MUST
KINGSBURY & SON,
1705 Secend Avenue.
nd the well known drink "Half and lf," the
HE LEFT A WILL.
on. Bailey Davenport Made
least One Last Testament.
t Wee Executed Many Yeara Ago,
bat la Believed there waa One Later
X yaterloaa Clrrwanataaeea.
Tb Argus in its account of the late
Bailey Davenport last evening, stated the
belief that the deceased bad left will,
though many wore Inclined to think such
was not the case. The theory that there
was a final testament was diligently pur
sued, however, and late last evening the
search resulted in the discovery
that a will bad been made be
fore tHe law firm of Putnam & Rogers, in
Davenport and that it was still in posses.
sion c f that firm's successors. An Argus
reporter called upon the late Mr. C. 8.
Putnum's son this morning, and from him
learnt d that Mr. Davenport bad drawn a
will in regular form in April, 1856,
and taat it had been In the firm's posses
sion i ince, but be declined to divulge its
contents until after it was filed. He
statec. though, that during the forenoon
he wt uld file it in the probate court here.
Thus assured, the reporter returned to
Rock Island pretty well satisfied that the
contents of the document of such impor.
tance would be public matter during the
day. But later events changed the as-
pect t'f things. When certain of the heirs
in Davenport saw the will, they protested
gainst its publication until a search
could be made for a later will. They were
evidently not pleased with the provisions
made so long ago and were anxious
that . later one should be fcind. Toward
ooon, Mr. Putnam, who, by the way,
represents one of the heirs, accompanied
by Messrs. Cbas. Hubbell and A. J.
Hirst hi, attorneys for others of the heirs,
came to Rock Island and in company
with Col. Curtis, called at the People's
bank and there Judge Adams was also
summoned and the expediency of open-
ng ti e sealed boxes and searching for a
aler will discussed. The idea waa
Qnall r abandoned, temporarily at least.
This afternoon another conference was
held at Mr. Putnam's office in Daven
port, but whether the investigation will
be dripped until after the funeral has not
as yet been determined.
lit mors nave been plenty ever siuce
Mr. Davenport's death that a will had
been made in the past two years and that
Mr. ,r. O Massie, one of Mr. Davenport's
empl.tvcs, bad signed it. This,
togeihtr with numerous other reports
were laitlifully traced by tne AR
GUS t ntil the fact that there was no truth
in tlieru was satisfactorily established
the )ossibility that there is a later will
than the one referred to above, and one
that bet,u a'.tis a large block of if not
his entire estate to educational and pub
lie purposes, still remains nevertheless.
Tb3 entire contents of the will so long
held in custody in Davenport still re-
mt'D a secret, though it is known
tht the late brother of the deceased.
Oeo. L. Davenport, is named as executor.
and .hat relatives are remembered, and
so is tne public, but It, or course, to a
certa n extent, ignores present heirs then
The funeral, as stated yesterday, will
be held from Mr. Davenport's late home
on Seventh avenue at 2 o'clock tomorrow
bit yor McConochie has requested the
ex-mayors of the city to act as honorary
pall hearers and the list includes Dr. P.
Greg?, Capt. T. J. Buford, Dr. C. Trues-
dale, B. H. Kimball. J. M. Buford. Pors
r thinner,- Dr. Thomas Gait, . P.
Reynolds, Henry Curse and V. M.
Blan ling. The active nail bearers have
ot as yet been entirely agreed upon by
Undtrtaker B. F. Knox, in whose hands
the matter was placed.
Mis. Elizabeth Ferjrle, of South Rock
Island, is said to be a half sister of Mr
Davenport, and Mrs. Mary Brandle, of
this city, a niece.
At the meeting of the directors of the
Rock Island & Milan street railway
yestirday afternoon, Messrs. Peter Fries,
E. W. Hurst and C. H. Stoddard were
appointed a committee to draft suitable
reso utions upon the death of Mr. Daven
port and this morning the following were
Whereas, The Hon. Bailey Daven
port, the president of this company, has
been suddenly removed from all earthly
activities by the hand of death; and
Whereas, During the many years
whit b be has resided tn the community
he has faithfully filled many positions of
trus'. and honor; therefore be it
R-tolved, That in his death this com
pany baa lost a president wno directed
its affairs honestly and efficiently; the
community at large one wba was a faith
ful public servant, deserving of the honor
it ctnf erred upon him by electing bim
seven times to the highest office in its
gift and the poor a friend who was eyer
kint: and generous; be it further
Iifotixd, That as a tribute of the es
teem in which be was beld by the direc
tors of the company, these resolutions be
spread upon its records and a copy fur
nisted the press for publication.
-a bim nit."
The great farce comedy. "A Base Hit,"
is to be presented at Harper's theatre
this evening and an exchange says:
Ibe vitality of Mr. Sinus' farces lies
in the fact that they satirize some lad,
fashion or weaknesa of human nature
Mr. Sinns was wise enough to perceive
that a farce comedy with nothing but
rattle and railery to commend it could
not hope to survive one season. He
the -e fore introduces into each of his
compositions enough of bappy satire to
distinguish them from others of their
kin I. and aa a result they live and flour
isb throughout a number of profitable
aeaiiona. In "A Base Hit" be satirizes
the almost universal interest in base ball
very cleverly, and hits the base ball
era iks, umpires, summer resort proprie
torn and ethers, in a fashion born of
clone observation. Obtrusive and lnsin-
cem grief also comes for a little appro
prii.te attention, and the entire mixture
of wholesome humor is sugar-coated
win various new and original songs and
dan ces .
A letter was recently received by
Kansas congressman at Washington
which bad eight special delivery stamps
THE FARMERS' INSTITUTE.
Yesterday's jneetlna f the Keck Is
laaa I'aaatjr Society Eleetie-w ef
Offleera Iatereatmc Papers aad
The first meeting this season of the
Rock Island County Farmers' institute
was beld at the Milan town ball yester
day, and was largely attendend. There
were about 250 present during the day,
and 400 last evening. President Thomas
Campbell presided. In the merning Mr.
Henry Franing, of Milan, read an enter
taining paper on the "Decline of the
American Farmer," which elicited a live-
lv j?!a,,,aalrtn mnt triA first thine eftpr
itinnu mtmm thm alatflnn nf nffipAr h!rh I
ui u u-. u I
resulted as follows:
President Tbos. Campbell.
Secretary S. W. Heath.
Treasurer L. D. Edwards.
Executive Committee H. Soddoris.
John A. Wilson, Fred Osborn, R. S.
Montgomery, W. C. Wilson.
Mr. McCabe, of the Davenport horti
cultural society, suggested the meeting
of a committee from the organization he
represented and from the Farmers' Insti
tute, witb a view of establishing a horti
cultural and agricultural exposition in
one of the two cities, and the president
appointed Messrs. W. C. Wilson, Hiram
Dowling and J. H. Southwell as the com
mittee suggested by the recommendation
which bad been approved by the society.
Mr. W. C. Wilson read a paper on the
subject "What Shall the Farmer do to be
Saved?" taking tne view that organiza
tion was necessary and be favored strong
ly the formation of granges and alliances.
John A. Wilson rend an excellent paper
on the "Economy of Clover Raising," ad
vocating the growth of clover for fertiliz
ing as well as for grass and hay. He be
lieved it would be healthful to the soil to
rotate the crops witb clover. He sug'
gested the Mammoth Red as the best
Other papers were "Should Every Far
mer Raise His Own Fruit and Vegeta
bles?" by Hiram Darling, "What ia the
Best Dairy Breed of Cattle?" by C. A
Larson, and the papers were all thorough
In the evening a resolution presented
by W. C. Wilson, of South Moline, fav
oring tne Hennepin canal, was unanii
mously endorsed. The executive com
mittee decided to held the next institute
at Reynolds two weeks from yesterday.
COL. WHiTTEMORE'S GUNS;
A Chirac Paper Appravea t the
Ideas ef the CoataiandaBt of Reek
lelaatf Arweaal aad Make Coat
The Chicago Tribune of yesterday con'
tained a column article upon the subject
which has been so actively agitated in
the three cities of late of Col. Whitte-
more's plans for the establishment of a
plant on Rock Island arsenal for the man'
ufacture of the new gun for sea coast de
fenses, of which he is the projector.
From the Tribune' $ statement of facts
the following ia culled:
As one enters the Rock Island arsenal
from the Davenport side two guns frown
upon him. At first appearance they seem
like Napoleon twelve-pounders, but a
nearer association turns them into a non
descript make-up of which nothing is
known this side of Mexico, or the days of
some distance up tne avenue of en
trance is a little park where are stored,
or rather placed, relics of the rebellion in
the shape of cannon captured from the
rebel forces at a time that the union was
thought to be a thing of the past. It, in
appearance, reminds one strongly of
Trophy Point at West Point, where are
placed the cannon captured at Cha
pultepec, Molino del Rey. and at the
storming of the City of Mexico under
Gen. Scott. Nature has done everything
that lies within its power to make Rock
Island a spot to be favored by a man
looking out for a habitation. The
amount of rivalry that has recently been
developed between the west and the east I
on account at tne worlds lair may to
some extent have influenced tbe business
men of Davenport, Rock Island and Mo
line in undertaking to indorse financially
the plana now set forth by Col. Whitte
more, commandant of the arsenal, for
the establishment of a gun foundry at
Uoi. J. M. Wbittemore, recently re
lieved from the Waterrliet arsenal at
West lroy, JN. 1., is probably more
coninetent from actual exoerience and
thorough study to speak or the actual ad-
vantages that Rock Island baa for the es-
tablishment of such a gun plant than any
other officer in the service.
The Tribune then enters into a detailed
description of Col. Whittemore's plans
such as have been fully stated in the
Arous recently and continues:
The above mentioned plans and speci
fications embody the scheme that the
present commandant at Rock Island bas
in view. Behind him are the strongest
men mentally and financially in Rock
Island, Davenport and Moline. U. 11
Deere and Morris Roeen field are inter
ested with all other business men, in get-
ling tbe location of tbe gun plant at the
arsenal. Tbe truth 01 the matter ap
pears to be that a tremendous boom will
be given tbe vicinity 01 tbe arsenal tn
case congress will make tne necessary
appropriation, and Representative Gest's
efforts and Senators Farwell s and Cul
lom's letters prove of any avail. Col.
Whittemore is the second ranking officer
tn the ordnance corps, and was relieved
from his duties at Watervliet and or
dered west without rhyme or reason that
he can discover. The chances are that be
will prove a strong candidate for the po
sition of chief of ordnance when Gen.
Louis Donnelly, a man in the employ
of Mr. R. S. Silvis. of Carbon Cliff.
stole $45 from a pocket in a coat of the
latter and akipped. Efforts are being
made to ran tbe thief down.
Last night Officer Long arrested two
tramps on Second avenue, who had in
their possession a piece of coating mater
ial. . Chief Kessler, of Davenport, came
ever this morning and notified Marshal
Miller that a piece of cloth had been sto
len from a merchant tailor in Davenport,
and the marshal also bas notice of the
burglary of a tailoring establishment in
Omaha, for the capture of the perpetra
tors of which a reward of $100 is of
fered. The prisoners were sent to jail
for thirty days to permit investigation
XT. 8. SravaL Oirica, I
Washington, D. C. Janjl I
For the next 24 honra for Illinois:
"A Base Hit" at the theatre tonight.
Mr. Benj. Whitsitt. of Preemption.was
in the city today.
Fine bananas, nice Florida oranges and
all kinds of fruit at Boro's.
Skating at the rink Tuesday evening.
Jan 14 Good music. Ladies free,
Remember that the Two Johns will be
at Harper's theatre next Tuesday even
ing. Lawyer M. E. Sweeney is confined to
the house witb an attack of inflammation
of the bowels.
The wholesale and retail drug firm of i
Hartz & Bahnsen have an elegant new
O! - . 1 T J 1 . 1
jmon uroppeu vue ussocia
ted press franchise, it might be taken for
last year's almanac.
Mr. S. A. Marscball will serve an oyster
supper this evening to which bis friends
are cordially invited. .
Miss Lucy McGuinn, daughter of Wm.
McGuinn.was surprised by twenty-five of
ber friends last evening and a pleasant
Reserved seats for the hospital enter
taioment will be on sale at Clemann &
Salzmann's Monday morning at twenty
five cents extra.
The Rock Island Turner society will
hold an evening entertainment and dance
at Turner hall, Saturday, January 18,
Everybody is invited.
The black nag was ordered up this
morning, indicating a drop of twenty
degrees at least in temperature in the
next eighteen hours,
O. P. Blake, the well known ticket
broker of Davenport, succumbed to the
"La Grippe" this morning after an illness
of three days, aged forty-one years.
The river is rising again and had ad
vanced to such a stage this morning as to
permit the ferry Spencer to come out of
the Ice harbor and resume her trips be
tween the two cities.
P. F. Cox, of Coe, proposes to contest
the republican nomination for county
treasurer with Tbos. Campbell, the South
Rock Islander. Druggist Crandall. of
Reynolds, is also in the race.
A perfect hurricane set In between 5
and 6 o'clock this morning, tearing down
many limbs of trees and upsetting the pop
corn booth on Second avenue and Eigbs
teenth street, but doing no serious dam
Car No. 7, of the Davenport & Rock
Island Railway company, broke an axel
on Second avenue last evening and it" be
came necessary to sidetrack it near Union
square until it could be taken to the barn
In another column can be seen tbc ad
vertisement of Mr. Frank Weisher, the
carpenter and builder, who solicits a
share of the pub'ic patronage. Mr.
Weisher is a No. 1 workman and guaran
tees all work to be done in a firatclass
manner. He is now engaged in building
aho use for Dr. Paul on Eleventh street
The will of tbe late John West berg, of
Moline, was admitted to probate in tbe
county court yesterday. All his effects
were willed to his three minor children,
and Judge Adams was requested to ap
point an executor and guardian from
among the members of Swedish Olive
lodge No. 683, I. O. O. F., of Moline
Tne will bears date of Jan. 8, 1890, and
was witnessed by Messrs. C. U. and
C. J. Carlson and A. O. Lindstrom
Rev. Monroe Drew, who created such
a sensation InLeClaire last summer while
tbe pastor of tbe Presbyterian church, by
declaring in public that there was not a
virtuous woman in LeClaire, is in tbe
city. He states that he has been attend
ing tne Lnion tneological seminary in
New York City since he left LeClaire,
and will finish bis course in about four
months. He expects then to go to Ore
gon to reenter the ministry. Davenport
Sheriff Silvis came to our town jester
day and served subpeonas upon several
of our young men. Wednesday the same
sort of papers were served on some Rap-
ids Citv DeoD e and others. This means.
we understand, that a Law and Order
league has opened a campaign against
Rapids City saloons. These young men
must go before tbe grand jury and tell
all they know about tbe liquor selling in
our sister town, and we hope that offen
ders against law wilt get a deserved and
severe punishment. Port Byron Olobe.
Perry Burdett, a driver on tbe bridge
line, has been missing since pay day
lue OLU lnBl- ana 11 is oenevea ne nas
deserted bis family. He is reported to
have done the same thing before. He
had resided in the city but a short time,
coming here from Denver, where be had
been similarly employed. Tbe family
Hye in a little house on Third avenue be
tween Twenty-first and Twenty-second
streets. Freeman Underbill, one of the
original drivers on tbe bridge road, and
one of the best liked, has returned and
has been given Burden's place.
"The Crowaln- efthe quees ofFtnr
Following is tbe programme of the en
tertainment "Tbe Crowning of tbe Queen
of Fame," to be given at Harper's theatre
Thursday evening, for the benefit of St.
The Ooddow of Fame"
Misa Catherine Deer and Two Sages,
vrscar Bcnouui ana r m v namer.
an. CBa. titaei ana two maids or honor,
Misa Amelia Hnber. Miss Kva Bimrh.
"Path" Miss Uenevieve Thompson
Florence Sighttn8;ale"....Mrs. Oeo. Frjsinger
'Cleopatra and Sieve"
Mis Grace Crampton and Fred Jones.
Top?" Miss Emma Battles.
"Pocahontas" Mlas Millie DeAanto
'Jean Douglas" ...Mrs. Milton Jones
Ssppbo" Miss Margaret Dart
Mrs. Wm. Thompson and two maid of
honor. Miss Agatha Edson and
Mis Mary Dart.
"Mrs Part in et on and Ike'1
..Mrs. David Donaldson ana AOe ttosenneia.
"Martha Washington" Mrs. J. 8. Uilmore.
"Barbara rruchie" Mrs. William Hoffman.
"Hvpatla" Miss Lain Carlton,
"Mother Qoose" Miss Jessie Bocue.
"Miriam".. .Mrs. Fratik Gould and four maidens.
Miss Anaie Frrslneer, Mis Annie Buford, Miss
ranur Rosenlleld. Misa Kate Hawes.
Belva Lockwood Mrs. T. J. Buford.
Mar;, Queen of Scott.. Miss Blize Weyerhauser.
Mrs Morris Rosenfleld and twomstds of honor.
Mrs. J. Q. Junare. Mrs. Oeo. Koth.
Joan of Arc Mrs. Vt m. Collins.
Jenny Llnd Miss Miller.
Seven little girls bearing tbe "Cr.iwn of Fame."
Fay Warren, Agnes Oil more. Threes tkumirit.
Mand Bear, Nellie Craig, Gertie
&.on, Olga Junge.
- The moderate price of the tickets, fifty
cents only, to all parts of the opera house.
should Insure a very large audience
Thursday evening for tbe benefit of tbe
Salvation Oil is tbe greatest core on
earth for pain. This invaluable liniment
routs and banishes all bodily pains in
stantly, and costs only twety-five cents a
Wreatler Wreeae Lesee Hit Wacer
With atartlw Boras A Few Baats
With the Cilevea.
At Turner hall before a large audience
last evening tbe wrestling match between
Charles Green, champion of England.and
Martin Burns, champion of Iowa, oc
curred. The conditions were that Greene j
was to throw Burns five times within an
hour or forfeit $100. He failed tn tbe
undertaking, getting the first fall in
twelve minutes, the second in sixteen
minutes, the third in eleven and a half .
Five minutes was allowed for rest be
tween each fall, and Mr. Greene, finding
that be bad but one minute left for the
last fall, gave up tbe task, speaking of
Burns as being a much better man than
he took bim to be. The contest was un
der tbe English rules and it developed
many scientific and skillful movements
on both sides.
Previous to the wrestling match. Bently
Sutton and Geo. Lambert gave a boxing
exhibition of four rounds which was de
clared a draw, and which was quite
amusing, a neither man would scare
John L. Sullivan very badly.
Albert Owens, of this city, and Mr.
Montgomery, of Moline, have placed in
the bands of Chaa. Oberg $25 each on a
wager of skill as to which is the best
wing shot fifteen birds each from a
ground trap, twenty-one yards' rise and
eighty yards' boundary. Tbe match is
to take place Thursday, Jan. 30. Al
bert Owens is considered one of the best
wing shots in this city, while his compet
titor has gained a good reputation in pre
vious matches with professionals. One
hundred or more birds will be on the
ground for use by parties who wish to
try their guns and shooting ability. Tbe
grounds have not been definitely decided,
but will likely be near the old fair
It Won't Bake Bread. In other
words, Hood's Sarsaparilla will not do I
impossibilities. Its proprietors tell
plainly what it has done, submit proofs
from sources of unquestioned reliability,
and ask you frankly if you are suffering
from any disease or affection caused or
promoted by impure blood or low state
of the system, to try Hood s Sarsaparilla.
The experience of others is sufficient as
surance that you will not be disappointed
in tbe result.
Attention 80ns cf Veterans.
Members of Geo. Davenport lodge.
Sons of St. George, sre requested to meet
at their hall. G. A. R. quarters, at 1
o'clock tomorrow, to attend the funeral
of tbe late Hon. Bailey Davenport.
New York last year spent $17,000,000
on ber public schools, hiring 31.987
teachers to instruct 1.803.667 pupils.
Black Hawk Medicated Tar soap is
soothing and healing to chapped hands.
Jnst receiAed, all
to be sold at
10 Cents per Copy,
by mail 11 cents.
Identical with that for which
yon are asked to pay from
four to ten times our price by
and Banjo strings
at low prices.
Call and see for yourselves.
C. C. Taylor
1625 Second avenue,
Under Rock Island Boaae.
Secured by First Mortgage,
;roK BALI AT
6 AND 7 PER CENT.
IirTKBIST COLLCCTBD WITHOUT CHAB
No trouble or expense spared to secure choicest
Onr Fourteen years' experience and long ea-
laousnea ioca 1 agencies give ns
Call or write for circulars or references.
McMitTtsSw Davenport lo.
w sea o
$200.00 and Upwards
For sale, secured on land worth from
three to five times the amount
of the loan.
Interest 7 per cent semi annually, collected and
remmea ire 01 cnarg.
E. W. HURST,
Attorney at Law
Booms and 4 Masonic Temple,
ROCS ISLAND. ILL.
on Improved Farms in the
Best Counties of Iowa,
The Farms were Inspected by
C. A. FICKE,
Inaugurate this week a clearing sale on a grand scale. The time has come to
' clean house. You will find bargains this week in all departments, aa
Plaid Dreas Goods 60 a yard
Plaid Dress Goods 8 and 10c a yd.
Double Fold Cashmeres 9c a yard.
Bordered Cashmeres 18c a yard .
English Cashmeres, fine weave 19c a yard.'
15 Pair Wool Flannels, Stripes, suitable for dresses, skirts, wrap
pers, etc., at
15 CENTS A ? ARD
You can't match it for the money. f
TOWELS Linen Towels 5c each. Damask towels 10c up. Bleached
Napkins 5c a piece. All linen fringed Napkins 5c each. Other
bargains not mentioned.
BED SPREADS Fine assortment of Bed Spreads, medium to fine
qualities at lowest prices. V" '
20 PER CENT OFF
CLOAKS Take your choice of Cloth Garments at 20 per cent of price,
1-5 off deducted from price of all cloth garments.
Rock Island. Illinois.
Geo. WT. D. Harris,
Real Estate and Insurance,
229 Seventeenth St., under Commercial
The nicest Christmas or New Years present to make to your
family would be
.A House and Lot,
A Few Acres on the Bluff,
. Western Land, or
any good renting property.
If y04 have anything to exchange or
companies, call on Geo. W. D. II arris before Jan. 1 to enable you to make a suites
ble present acceptable at any time.
Only $1,00 PER GALLON,
KOHN & ADLEE'S,
POST OFFICE BLOCK. ; ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
ROCK ISLAND HOUSE BARBER SHOP
AND BATH BOOMS.
Have been reopened nnder tb management of Mr. HARHT FAT, a flrst-claas barber, who so
licits a share of public patronage. Tbe shop bas been renovated, re-pslntsd and re-papered
throughout and U bath room recarpeted. In fact everything 1 la firet-cla shape.
MEST PRICES IN THE CITY
Children's Felt Slippers,
Misses' " ' -Women's
" " - , - -Misses'
High Button Gaiters - -Women's
Alaskas, - -
Gentlemen's Patent Leather Pumps
In Gentlemen's Holiday 81ippers we
70c to (8 60. Felt B00U and Overt sold
Electric Sudor for the feet, 5 cent
a v si .a ja
ELM STREET SHOE S TO Bit
Hotel, ROCK ISLAND, ILL,
want your property insured in first-class
cm g - eg
have the finest assortment in the city for I -
regardless of cost. -
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SHOE STORE. 1818ndjr-.
Fair and colder.
1S Main St, DAVENPORT, IA.
8929 Futfc wii-