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Sleds Below Cost,
Work Baskets Below Cost,
Stationery at 20 per cent off,
Cabinet Frames 20 per cent off;
Bibles at Cost,
Wall Paper at and Below Cost
Window Shades at Cost
BIO BARGAINS In Every Department for we MUST
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Next door to Crampton'a Bookstore.
Tbr Public Is cordially invited to inspect our new Gallery. The finest Went of
Cliunio without any ricrption. We have the only earner in this ricinity large
enough to mult life size Photograph! direct. We have the only Gallery in this city
Mi'h i first cUs id all its appointments, in fact it contains more Instruments,
R'tck Grounds, Photographic Furniture, etc., than all the other Galleries in this
ritv combined. We hare a reputation of the highest ordtr an I also the aSility and
determination to sustain it,
You are invited to call at the corner of Brady and Sec
ond street, Davenport, and get a good warm pair of
You can save MORE than your 6treet car fare. Make
a New Year's resolve to go and try it.
The Davenport Shoe Co.,
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TOnly $1,00 PER GALLON,
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Wall Paper, Curtains
AND ROOM MOULDINGS,
No. 1401 Second Avenue.
Rook Island, Ills.
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1705 Secend Avenue.
SCENE OF BEAUTY.
"Crooning of the Queen of
Fame" Last Evening.
AN EVENT AT HARPER'S THEATRE.
TkeEatmslaaent Hlvem Vmntr the
Ampler ef Mt. Lake's Mvupital
Valla .The lanperaeantlone) and the
Ladles) Wkt MKe Tkrn- 51 ra.
Uaald, ernellae. tknea (wp4-m A
"The Crowning c.f the Queen of
The ti le implies one of the most
unique at d refined entertainments that
has ever leen given in Rock Island. It
was an exceedingly large and very
naturally appreciative audience which en
ioyed the presentation of this fanciful
yet beautiful presentation under the
auspices cf the ladies of St. Luke's Hos
pital Guill at Harper's theatre last even
ing. It v as a production toward the en.
tire success of which the ladies had
worked faithfully and zealously for many
weeks, a ad well were their efforts
crowned, xth in the admirable presenta
tion and t!ie manner in which the public
attended It. To Mrs. Gen. Wo. Hoff
man, who acted as stage manager and
who has g ven the affair so much special
attention, too much praise cannot be
bestowed, and that the event was what
it proved to be in every way should be a
source of rsonal pride to her, as it is one
of gratification to every member of
When the curtain rose at 8:30 o'clock
It revealed one of the prettiest as well as
ene of the most gorgeous stage settings
Imaginable. The most effective icene
represented the interior of the palace of
the Goddens of Fame, the walls being or
namented with hangings of silk, while
above the '.hrone of the goddess hung a
superb carepy, and in a most graceful
and slrikirg manner were arrayed a col-
lection of the rchest robes, furs, cush
ions and O-iental rugs.
At tt.e opening, the "Goddeita of
Fame," in the person of Miss Eatheiine
Deere, appeared surrounded by her pages,
and in a na at effective manner announced
her determination to call about her all the
women of 'he world who had gained dis
tinction in history, art, science, song or
story, that they might compete, and each
in her presence put forth her claims
to the crown as the "Qaeen of Fame."
Miss Dee-e wore a costume of white
cashmere, with Grecian border of gold
and was a tended on either side of her
throne by Oscar S-jbrnidt and Fay Bar.
per, her pages. Both were dressed in
white satin with flaxen wigs and the en
trance of tl e various impersonations was
heralded by Master Harper as trumpeter.
while Mas er Schmidt announced the
title of the character.
"Qujen Elizabeth" of England, was
the first to uppear in the person of Mrs.
Chaa. A. Sbiel, her costume being a bro
caded petiicDat with court train and royal
robeof sappilre blue trimmed with ermine.
Her maids c f honor were Misses Amelia
Huber and 2va Burgh, who were prettily
dressed in tie costume of the period.
The fair queen laid claim to the crown to
the advancement of art and literature
under her n ign and to the promotion of
which she had devoted a life time.
"Ruth," the gleaner, was next an-,
nounced, at d the impersonation of Miss
Genevieve Thompson was one of touch
ing beauty and simplicity. She sought
the crown a) a reward for her devotion to
Naoma anc to her peop'e and spoke
those tender words of scripture: "Entreat
me not to leive thee." Iler costume was
white nun's veiling and she carried a
sheaf of oats.
"Florence Nightingale," the famous
Crimean ntre, laid claim to the crown
en the ground of her services to humanity
in attending the aick and unfortunate,
the sufferers from war or pestilence, and
in this connection Mrs. Geo. Fry singer,
who fitting y impersonated the lovely
woman, clad in a grey dress and the
nurse's cap. made a most opportune plea
for the hospital in the following lan
guage: I appear l-efore you at this time, with
a plea for hospitals, as they are found
through the length and breadth of our
land some, richly endowed, by bequests
of noble men and women, whose bonifl
cence has made their names immortal,
some, insigiiflcant as to size, but with
the blessing of earth's afflicted ones as
their dower, of such is our own St.
Luke's, for the benefit of which we are
met here tonight.
I ask you to remember this institution,
not only on occasions such as this, but
remember it daily; remember its needs;
remember It in your prayers; remember it
in your pockets, and the blessing of those
whose sufferings are relieved by your
bouhty will be ye-ur reward. As one
whose life bus been spent in the work of
caring for tl e sick, as Florence Nightin
gale, I appeid to you to uphold the handa
of those who hear the burden cf admin
lstenng the affairs of this charity.
Citizens cf Rock Island and Moline,
this hospital is yours; with you will rest
the disgrace of Its failure, ortbejionor of
Now came "Cleopatra" and the Egyp
tian Queen as a princess of beauty in
the person of Miss Grace Cramplon,
whose costutie was brocaded gauze de
colette with ;ewel ornaments and whose
delineation was very artistic. She
sought the crown by reason of her ruling
all men by her charms. She was ats
tended by M later Fred Jones as her slave,
and after ad rancing her claims abe re
clined upon sn oriental divan beneath a
canopy of flcwers.
"Topsy," the famous creation of Har
riet Beecher Stowe'a navel, was an ad
mirable character in the hands of Miss
Emma Battli s, whose make up as well as
her dialect would have done ample credit
to strictly professional talent. She simply
sought the crown for Miss Thelia,
who taught 1 er about the bible and who
was so good to her.
The Indian maiden, "Pocahontas," of
early Americio history, was nicely rep
resented and very appropriately cos
tumed by Mi Millie DeSanto. Her act
in saving John Smith from a frightful
fate ah dalried should entitle her to the
1ST.. ANT ARGUS. FRIDAY. JANUABY
distinction that the goddess was anxious
"Jean Douglass" was the character as-
surreJ by Mrs. Milton Jones, and it was
very tsstefully dressed and acted. The
lady claimed the laurel wreath due ber as
coming from the land of Burns and Scott
and she sang in a sweet clear voice,
"Within a Mile of Edinboro Town."
The lyric Grecian poetress "Sappho"
was prettily represented by Miss Margaret
Dart, who appeared in a classic costume
of white nun's veiling, her arms decorated
with heavy gold and silver bands con
nected by chains. She carried a golden
lyre and presented her claims in an ex
ceedingly graceful manner.
The "Empress Josephine" was im
personated by Mrs. Wm. Thompson,
her maids of honor being Misses
Agatha Edaon and Mary Dart. The
empress wore a crimson- court train
trimmed with ermine and bad a
rich white veil pendant from her
hair. Her maids were handsomely at
tired in dresses of the empire period.
Josephine's idea was that the fact that
she had conquered whom armies could
not subdue Napoleon gave her the first
right to the honors that the Goddess
"Mrs. Partington" and her nephew
"Ike," faithfully portrayed by Mrs.
David Donaldson and Abe Rosen field
respectively, who attired themselves
faultlessly to suit the characters and
whose antics kept the house in a con
stant uproir. Mrs. Partington sought
the crown as the aunt of the promis
ing boy, and the promising boy showed
how well he deserved the honor thus
ascribed to him by speaking a very credi
table and amusing little piece.
"Martha Washington" was finely im
personated by Mrs. J. S. Gil more, who
wore grey silk, old lace, powdered hair
and whose argument was that the emblem
of fame should be hers as the wife and
companion of the Father of America.
"Barbara Frietchie" was the realistic
impersonation of Mrs. Gen. Hoffman.
She was costumed as an elderly southern
lady and she carried an American fltg.
She based ber right to the crown on pure
and fearless patriotism and in support of
her claim recited with much elocutionary
power the poem which sprang from her
act at Frederickstown and gave her nams
to the world as one of the noblest types
of American womanhood.
' Hjpatia" was a striking character as
conceived by Mi s Lulu Carlton and
who was dressed in white nun's veiling.
As a tribute due her accomplishments in
Grecian mathematics and philosophy she
sought the crown.
"Joan of Arc" was a strikingly effec
tive character as acted by Mrs. W. C.
Collins, who wore a complete coat of
mail, with sword and glittering armour.
the red cap of liberty and carried the
tri-colored flag. The Maid of Orleans
held that as a French heroine, whose lov
ing devotion to her country was of his
toric renown, gave her the first right to
the coveted insignia.
Preceded by four graceful maidens in
handsome Oriental costume and repre
sented by Misses Annie Fry sin per, Ann
Buford, Fanny Rosenfleld snd Kate
Hawes. and with timbrels and Bcarfs in
their hands displaying admirable preci
sion in the delsarte movement,
"Miriam" enVered. Mrs. Frank Gould,
of Moline, faithfully personated this
sweet character of scripture, attired
in a classic costume of white
cashmere. The lady's delineation was
very effective and artistic and the touch
ing song with which she closed her ap
peal was one of the most impressive in
cidents of the evening. She, as the sis
ter of Moses, sought the crown on behalf
of her celebration with music of the pas- j
sage of the children of Israel across the
"Be'.va Lockwood" was announced and
impersonated by Mrs. T. J. Buford, who
made a capital speech, setting forth in
strong language ber right to all distinc
tion as the first woman who has aspired
to the presidency . She represented acres
of sweetness and spoke to some extent on
the shortcomings of mankind and did not
neglect to mention the illustrious "Dan
iel McGinty." Mrs. Buford wore a black
velvet dress en train and powdered hair.
"Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots" was a
beautifully realistic character as por
trayed by Miss Elise Weyerhauser. She
wore the traditional Mary Stuart cap and
white veil and her ornaments were dia
monds. She was accompanied by Mary
Seten, who was known in history as
Mary Stuart's faithful friend to the last,
and who was cleverly impersonated by
Mrs. Tim Murphy.
"Queen Isabella" found a strong and
dignified impersonation at the hands of
Mrs. Morris Rosenfleld, who was hand
somely costumed in crimson velvet
decollete with jewels, and she demanded
the crown of fame as the woman who
had given America to the world by en
couraging the sailor Columbus in that
vanturesome voyage wh-.ch led t the
discovery of the new world. Queen
Isabella was attended by her maids in
the. persons of Mrs. J. G. Junge and Mrs.
Geo. Roth, and who were handsomely
dressed in the costume of the period.
"Mother Goose" was a quaint charac
ter as presented by Miss Jessie Bogue,
and one of the hits of the evening. The
imaginary little old woman who has been
the main figure of childhood fiction ao
many years, could not have been compre
hended more admirably.
As these different characters entered in
the order Indicated and presented their
respective claims, they took their posi
tion in a semi-circle, forming a most
attractive and imposing picture.
Unknown, perhaps, to part of the au
dience, the competition for the crown of
fame was an actual reality. Several
weeks ago Messrs. L. S. McCabe and
Phil Mitchell, of this city, and John
Gilmore, of Moline, were appointed
judges, and to them was it left ex
clusively as to whom the crown should
be awarded. These gentlemen occupied
the box to the left of the stage and aftrr
the last character had appeared they took
a ballot and rendered an entirely im
partial decision, as a result of which a
card bearing the simple, word "Miriam"
was aent in by the page to the Goddess,
who announced that the "Queen of
Fame" had been found and indicated
Then seven little girls btaring the
"Crown of Fame" on an embroidered
cushion entered. They were Fay War
ren, Agnes Gilmore. Thresa Schmidt,
Maud Bear, Nellie Craig, and
O'ga Junge, and the first named little
lady gracefully presented the crown a
laurel wreath to the Goddess, at whose
feet Miriam knelt while her brow was
adorned with the , "Crown of Fame." A
gorgeous and effective tableau concluded
the beautiful entertainment.
Miss Moeller had been assigned the
part of "Jenny Lind" and had prepared
a lovely costume and otherwise .arranged
to take It, being possessed also of a
rich voice, but was obliged at the last
minute to decline on account of illness,
and Capt. Durham so announced before
the rising of the curtain.
Dressed turkeys and chickens at F. G.
Gus Stengel is among the "La Grippe"
Home made mince m?at at F. G.
Mr. J. M. Buford is among the latest
victims of the grip.
John Ohlweiler, Sr., is confined to his
house by an attack of lumbago.
The finest mackerel ever brought to the
city can be found at F. G. Young's.
Moline took the crown last night.
Rook Island is nothing if not gallant.
Fifteen first class tailors wanted. Must
be sober and of good habits. F. C. Hop
per. Go to the rink Saturday evening and
see Mr. Ament in his musical specialties
and funny imitations.
Mr. William Hurst, the venerable
father of Hon. E. W. Hurst, is quite se
riously ill and grave fears are entertained
as to his recovery.
The monthly pay day for the employes
of the great "Rock Island route" rolled
around today, and as a consequence the
boys are rolling in wealth.
The proposed danoe of the Rock Island
Turner society tomorrow night has been
postponed indefinitely on account of the
death of Arthur Raible, one of the mem
bers. Manager Griffith, of the Central Uuion
Telephone Co., gives a reception to his
employes of the tri-cities in Davenport
tonight. It will be a sort of hello" af
fair. "La Grippe" has demonstrated that it
is greater than the blizzard. The bliz
zard has gone, but the "grippe" is still
with us and evidently intends to stsy a
Abe Rosen field is happiest when he
weeps, and his tears ere a combination
of electricity and dynamite. One slid
off his cheek last night and shook the
The ladies of the First M. E. church
will hold their fair and entertainment at
the rink about the same time that they did
last year the last three days of April
and the first of May.
Miss Agnes Herndon will appear at
Harper's the aire on Monday and Tues
day evenings instead of simply on Mon
day evening, and Miss Hamilton will
therefore not begin her engagement until
Andrew J. Corson, of Milan, died this
morning aged seventy-eight years. Mr.
Corson was kicked by a horse about six
weeks ago and was severely injured in
the knee. He leaves a wife and son.
All who wish to donate clothing to the
poor may leave the same at the Citizens'
Improvement association rooms every
afternoon between the hours of 2 and 4,
and it will be taken in charge by the
Ladies' Relief society.
Jack Webb, the fiend who murderously
assaulted Thomas McCausland of Scott
county iast fall, was sentenced by Judge
Waterman at Davenport today to thirty
five years in the penitentiary.
"La Grippe" is prevailing to such an
extent in Moline that the revival meet
ings at the Baptist church have been
abandoned, and it may be necessary for
some of the shops to shut down.
Mr. J. C. Adams is the proud father of
a baby girl who made her appearance at
7 o'clock last evening. Mother and
daughter are doing well, and Adams is
setting up the cigars with a liberal hand.
Alf. Coyne, who has been conducting
a grocery at 1006 Third avenue, gave up
business today, disposing of his stock to
Messrs. David Sears and Geo. Sldner, of
Milan, who immediately took possession
and moved the goods out to Milan.
Bones to Turners.
The members of the Rock Island Tur
ner society are requested to meet at Tui
ner ball tomorrow evening at 8 o'clock
to take action upon the death of our late
brother, Arthur Raible.
Johk Ohlweiler. Prest.
Fireman So ties.
Members of thn Rirt Inland Vnlnntr
Fir 3 Department are requested to meet at
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me t ran&aa nouse at l ounaay to
aiiena tne runerei or the late Arthur
Kaibie. Hexst Better. Chief.
F. L. Bills, the well known florist of
Davenport, has an elegant assortment of
cut roses in hyacinths, narcissus, Bennet
roses, merinets, Lafranes, Bonselene and
Marecbal Niel, etc., which are offered at
very reasonable prices. No better se
lection can be made than from this dis
The Rock Itland Turner society will
have an entertainment and dance at Tur
ner hall Saturday evening. Jan. 18th.
Everybody is Invited.
Oscar Wilde talks of coming back, and
says he won't mind the ocean trip, ao
long as he can get plenty of Dr. Bull's
Cough syrup to kill off colds.
Mclntlre Bros, have a new and reliable
kid glove cleaner; cleana perfectly and
leaves no odor.
Wanted A cook.
Inquire of Mrs
Wanted Fifty cavalry horses in the
next ten days by Lorton Bros.. Davenport.
RAIBLE In Bock Island, at 11 :S0 p. m. Tnurt-
day, January 1&, 1890, of c on u option. Anil or
Raible. aged tt yeera 4 moatba and 16 days. The
funeral will o. cur at S p. m. S as day, tnnn the
residence, eorner of Fourth avenue and Fourth
Chas. A. Stiil, - - Manager.
MONDAY AND TUESDAY,
Jan. 20 and 21.
Engagement of the Beautiful and Talented
Miss Agnes Herndon
In her great play
LA BELLE MARIE
Or, A Woman's Revenge.
Laughter and Pathos equally Blended.
Hies Uerndon'a costumes are marvels of
stiil. - . Manager.
Four Nights, Commencing
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 21st.
Bartley McCullum Comedy Co.
The Be st Popular Price Company
Elegant Wardrobes 1
Splendid Company of Players!
8CC ORB St ATS IATLY.
Admission only 10, 20 and 80c.
Matinee Saturday at S:g0.
Just received, all
to be sold at
10 Cents per Copy,
by mail 11 cents.
Identical with that for which
you 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 House.
Secured by First Mortgage,
rOR SAL I AT
6$ AND 7 PER CENT.
IirrraisT Collictkd Without Chaise.
No trouble orezsense iDared to secure choicest
Our Fourteen years' experience and long es
tablished local agencies give us
Call or write for circulars or references.
mywitteims Davenport b.
IH SdtS OT
$200.00 and Upwards
For sale, secured on land worth from
three to five times the amount
of the loan.
Interest 1 per cent semi annually, collected and
remitted free of charge.
E. W. HURST,
Attorney at Law
Rooms I and 4 Masonic Temp's,
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
on Improved Farms in the
Best Counties of Iowa,
The Farms were Inspected by
.18 Main St. DAVENPORT. IA.
II 8'1 ATE or fEEDEEIOK W. EEL-
To all VTbom it mav Concern : Notice Is here
by eiven that on tbe tlet dy of February, A.. D.
itwu. we BBoereigneo, aamuuetratnx or tne
late of Frederick W. Kelleretiaae, deceased, will
appear before tbe Hon. Laclan Adams, judge of
tbe Probata court of tbe count v of Hock I-land and
state of Illinois, at the office of tbe eountv clor of
aid county la tbe city of Kock Island, and apply
for anorderof said euort for leave to evil certain
notes and accounts belooaint: to said estate, that a
petition ha thla day beea Bled In said court aak
Inc for an order to sell aaid notea and xraranu.
and a lift of tbe eame bas been sled with eaid pe-
uun, m wuca um ana peuuon au persons are
Kock Inland, Illinois, January 17th. 1890.
MASOlBIKT B. KKLLERfiTKiM
Administratrix of the estate of Frederick W. Eel
X. W. HcsT,A,tt'y for Administratrix.
1 0 Per
Begin inventory in one week. It is a big
every piece of goods in the establishment, but it must be done. In
order to induce vou to anticipate your wants and help us reduce stock
we will this week deduct
lO PER CENT
From any bill of goods sold amounting to $1.00 or over. This dis
count will prevail in all departments except two, viz: black dress goods
EVERYTHING GOES In colored dress goods, corsets, hosiery,
linens, towels, crashes, white goods, embroideries, laces, underwear,
gloves, notions, bed spreads, silk umbrellas, ribbons, flannels, silks,
plushes, napkins, lace curtains, portiere curtains, etc.. etc.
10 per cent deducted from price of all Blankets up to fi.50 per
pair. 30 per cent deducted from price of all Blankets from $4. SO to
$ 15.00 a pair.
CLOAKS 25 per cent deducted from price of all cloth garments,
and liberal reductions will be made in plush cloak department.
Let us do some business with you.
Tlock Island. Illinois,
Geo. W. D. Harris,
Real Estate and Insurance,
229 Seventeenth 8t, under Commercial Hotel, ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
The following are among the many bargains offered:
A fine large house with all modern lmomn.
menu, good barn, trees, etc. I acres of land, fine
location, just outside we city limits cear the
street care; cheap, easy terms.
A nice brick residence, with all modern tm.
provementa. lanre grounds, on Elm street, tor sale
un easy terms.
Two story dwelling, six rooms, a no A well. rli.
tern and cellar. Urge barn, H acre of land, within
a few steps of Milan street cars, at a bargain.
A good bouse and improvements with about
acres of land suitable for gardening about three
ralcs from Kock Island, for sale cheap.
SI 000 Will hvr SO m nt l.nit uHl.
ed, in Cordova township.
13-ROO Will bcT . rv4 Pfl farm ngA l.
provementa, ou reasonable terms.
A nice residence, large lot. tn one ot the best
neighborhoods on Twenty third street, oheap.
Only a few of those fine lots 1rt In Viit..'.
addition oa Twenty-second and Twenty-third
f ITS dullAra will hnv . 1a JU.11K ... -.
Fifth avenue and Kigbth street.
Wrlll tin. fwx4 1.1 KWCO 1 . .
A good eighty-acre farm, well located la this
county will take house and lot In this city for
ma prices n ti city
Cluldren'8 Felt Slippers,
Women's " " ' - - -
Misses High Button Gaiters
Gentlemen's Patent Leather Pumps
I" G,tlemen's Holiday 81 ip pars we have tbe finest assortment in the citv for
?0c to $8 60. Felt Boots and Overs sold regardless of cost .
Electric Sudor for the feet, B cents per box.
GEO SCHNEIDER. Jr..
pij'iL t. anrfwi STORK. 1818 ReVnnrl Avabti.
VAi.1 1 it Ali
ELM STREET 8HOK STORK
undertaking to unroll, measure and reroll
Two dwelling houses, lot SOxlU, on Moline ave
A first-class 80 acre farm, with good improve
ments, la Bowling township, cheap.
A No. 1 one hundred and sixty acre farm, wltb
first-class improvements, cheap.
A nice bluff property, large grounds, shade
trees, fruit, etc., cheap.
Two or three arret on tbe bluff, fine land for
building or gardening.
Some of tbe beet lota in Dodge's addition on
SO or 40 acres, with good Improvements, oa the
A good lot ca the bluff In Rodman 'a sub-dlvis-ion,
t00 will bnv a fine H aere lot Just outside city
Units, on b:uff.
A good house, barn and fine corner lot in tbe
apper pert of tbe city convenient to the aaw m II,
depot and island, cheap.
A nice two story dwelling, well located oa
Twentieth street, cheap,
$1,000 will buy six acres with some Improve
ments, oa the bluff. '
NOO will bay a honte with four rooms, conven
ient to the lower factories.
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