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THEY HAVE ARRIVED.
, -I piared on our counters the srrandest line of
JJ o! .his continent. They were received through the New Vn L . ,neVer
,: ron: the (frost fecoriea In St. GUI. Switerl.nd Tl ? "V0'" hou"
' 'ron:.,'..,f...mftnth..D-i o :erJ'IDd The orders for thea
':" ' rt-.m-inffs. skirtlwrs. ud
K,.nr before have we shn.
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... K.r..re vtiu iiiuiuirun i r h
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; ,! Our , mir, purchase will averaRe
1 'id, bo sme class of goods last
J J , k 10 avail themselves of early.
, t nsii Doini. new atv a of
, .rrnw ramnrtp, swiss ana nainsook
Mb(s, 1. I 8 4 "n'1 V Ppr d-
Mrwl . Virnt narrow novelties at 6
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,i ,r lines at II. II and 25c are une
..mil. .! m valus, BI.UK and RED work
,, white cloth si 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. It) and 13c
't flir,i naly hair price.
Mm in flouncing 2 and 32'
af .... rl,.iitirins?s 2N inches wid tu rn
f.nir elustera of cording, eaira
;,r,linHrv vain He, worth 62$
in hers at 48 M N and 62.-, never bo
din i q nailed in our store or elsewhere
fft h' w flouncinns all prices, up to
fl 8? per yard, which we claim to he un
irhabkl In values.
Matched sets 3 or 4 widths of edg
ings with insertions and all-overs to
. I : I . I ii u I nal In.n. 1
, - . - " -"I""" yam. wtb.rs at 8H. 58. 02 and
ud h, n. Mi.ched . dge. and inwrt.on. to elsewhere Others .11 price, up to "50
1 per yard, every price of srxcial value
1712 1714 171g- "20 d 1722 Secokd Amrit
CLOSING OUT PRICES.
Plnsh Cabinet Albums 38 cents,
Leather Cabinet Albums 78 rents,
Sleds Below Cost,
Work Baskets Below Cost.
Stationery at 23 per cent off,
Cabinet Frames 20 per cent off;
Bibles at Cost,
Wall Paper at and Below Cost
Window Shades at Cost.
Bid BARGAINS in Every Department for we 1WTJ3T
CLrSE out otir Stock In Twenty Days.
House Furnishing Goods,
Gas Fitting Stock
BAKER & HOUSMAN.
KOHN & ADLER'S,
POST OFFICE BLOCK.
Coughs, Colds, Etc.,
Irish Cough Syrup,
(10 and 25c a BotHe.)
For Liver and Kidney Troubles
NOTHING equal to
Thomas' Liver and Kidney Pills,
25c a Box 8araple free.
T. H. THOMAS,
Druggist, Rock Island.
all-ovnr El P "" l,bow edRmes.
. f W,S8' n,nsof,. cambric and
" "V "ou, PHrt or the great stool.
rirttj.. . . J
""'iiim nui snown tM-rnrA ik -
lii.mi,ii.i.i . "ww
K p,r eent'orTn 52 rtM PXf"tt2
season. This Is an advant. .1 1
5000 yd. all kinds, cambric. .wi,s
and nainsook edges from one to five
ncheswide allgc. at 10c a, d. This is
the greatest bargain we have shown.
. . .Twn nnh'rs of 8Wss hem stitch
k rungs, towbih we must c.ll 8p,ciHl
mention. Full inches wide, choteest
new patterns of work at 44 and Me per
Jd. (lave you ever heard of the tike.
We can say nothing more only that von
must see them. We have sk.rtinei all
he way p to f2 per yard that are w
A Munner. all over embroidery 27
Inches wide in loth swiss ard cambric
' ttp a yanl (th r at H m no
- w, . vaw nui
KINGSBURY & SON,
170.ri Serend Avenue.
j BOCK ISLAND. ILL
Further Sew ions of the Farmers'
MORE I VI KIO STINt, PAPERS READ.
Hl.rmiui .r Van
Tplc,-.Th, ......luAiDK Mil..v
w in rionrrm ml Aratry Hall.
The Conjjrffainnal Farmers' Institute
connnues lo at ract a large attendance at
Armory hull, and much interest and in
structton ia hi ing derived from the pa
irtsenIe . lODica diacus ed and
thoughts sugg. sted Mr Thomaa Camp
hell's paper was the last one read jester
day afternoon. The subject was:
CROP HI PORT HOW MADE,
an. I Mm pa;er s apended in full:
nt ameaNwal interrrti of the Unlle.l iate
erei Oi.t pla eO, M vou all know, wldith
MMMMarfpMMia, nd pMent nmwhS
L?. T1 " p0,U wtrt '"clu'ded l ,hv .nnu.l
piitenc tmet retrts.
h Vm-i b'""De'".or h' department increased.
I .oaimi.tioner t asrtcnltare was appointed
nd an annual a .propriaHon was made for the
usine or this I nrean ; and as the conmrj wew
in knowledge, wealth and population, the law
ETZLS "b ngtoo, wishing to gain aistinc-
- T "351 pwbsm laws ror monnpo.
Its trusts, sulHidlea, railroads and fl.b.
Taljy I'MMl, legislated some for the
work.ngman and the farmer In the intere-t of
the farmer, about ihe only thing that seems to
. . . . " '"""' "ie omce ofeommts-
b ,,'"llof,?"c,,,,'':'''-0'trTihlp, which might
nlvh! .e n,,r!ll,n'tt"ding seerand to b that
"nly a pracitcal urmershoulu be appointed to the
ec,, ry ot airricultnre. 80 you see
" me seretary were a farmer, after the
t, T ,Ti. ' Tosiueni ana seven secretarn ?
naa all become tncapaciuted, consecutively, and
the secretary cf agriculture s.lll retained his
sOpN raeaMea, this larmer, it he were a farmer
cSSStSuSij? b"h omM ot P'eb'deut of 'he
Anions other ork u-Hirh ihu .... ..... r,- i.u ....
j acv ,he "Plaining of crop statisl'.ch
and for the pur se of mating them as compre
hensive and a complete as possible, he has
adpFsad tfce folliw.ng plan: One person is a, -
I eacn count, or all the states, as cron
rep..rt. r for lb. county. The crop report, r sd
points two or th -ee assi-ram in S
the county, who renort to him with ti.ir
-onibineil with the results of his -
tion he makes 1 p his monthly report to the sec
retary The sec retary furnishes the crop reporter
with the necessi r print, d blanks for each month
11 the yeur-cx.cpt the monihof February and
he .listributes tl ese to bis assistanm Th. ii.rn,.
mation asked f r in these blanks, differ. ch
month d rine tie year. The corn, for Instance:
rTobnbly In the Month of May, the items would be
'Condition of . round." When flrt ..,.,...,..
k'ro.ii d.' "Did the seed prove to be average
good? 'How MBS toe s and compared with that
"f the ssme mo ith, the previous yearV "The av
erage amount p' anted compared with the previous
year?" Then as the season advances, the ques
tions suitably vary - such as pertain to time of
maturity, quali .v and quantity are asked similar
questions are a. ked about other growing croi a
he crops an motiv rnted a misin ,
upon that of th previous year, or ou an averace
rop The wn ler blanka ask for information
upon the coudi ion. nricc oer head numh..r serf
In ulthf ulness c f stock, etc
All i.ecessarj sumps an, I stationery are furnish
ed by the depar ment t.. the rep rters. N ,.,., pen
sation is attach -d 10 the office except in the way
of a liberal anp ily of seeds, tome of which are ex
perimental, an i the monthly pamphlet of crop re
port, and the mnual report of the department
I his is how th. government crop report is made
Th. re are otl er wavs In which cron r.,n,
made in the farmers' interest This la one:
Some agri. ulti ral or horticultural paper employs
... u 10 irarei i irougu nini rem parts 01 the conn
tr durii t the growing season. Yon have seen
them pas-ing t long the road, or may have enter
talned them di ring the noon hour. They make it
point 10 siop as mucn as possible with the far
mer. They mi ke their basinets known, and, if
the farmer is avorably Impressed, he Brill give
them the Infor nation they aak and will also take
them out to sh w them through the croDs esnec
ally if he com ider his croDS to be a little better
than those of t is neighbor.
The crop re orter will probably next be seen in
some town or illage about the hotel or market
quare. and w lile there may create a little sur
prise in the 1 ilnd of the gentleman, with jeans
Ct tucked iato th,- too of a pair of cow-tide
ts. by takii g him for a farmer. Be atkt him
questions sim lar to those the secretary o' agri
culture puts 11 his blanks These and similar
methods are ursued bv this reoorter until th
end of the g: owing season: that la during the
months of Juiy, August and September. Their
principal ohji ;t Is to obtain the probable yield as
comp ,red wit . that of the previonsyear. The re-
iK.rtt.r, being veil paid, does his work well and
continuously for ihe time. In my judgment
this is the bet way to obtain an aceurate crop re
port Are th y beneflcial to ihe farmer I would
say yes for wo reasons. First Kach farmer
could ate if h s crop was up to the averagt. If u
is not, ne nia; come to thv conclu-ion that be ban
not civen it tl e proper attention. If the quality of
bis land is up to the averjge and if his crop
should b six re the average it would produce a
satisfactory c mdition of mind.
Second. He will ascertain from the report If
there is a ca-ctty or a surplus as the case may be,
in some pro nets, and in the sale of the same
govern binise f accordingly.
in concluai n. I think that a close observation of
these reports would inspire farmers to give them
their inte lllg. at consideration and renewed Inter
est each year
The discussion that followed Mr
Campbell's paper, concluded the after
noon's exercises, and after an appeal
from Rev H. S. P.Warren, of Minor
county, iuth Dakota, for the destitute
farming; cc mmunities. as a result of con
tinued dro ah, had been beard, adjourn
ment was .aken .
In the evening there was another good
attendanct, which was given a tone of
refinement by the presence of a large
number ot ladies. A song entitled, "The
Partner's lome is the place for Me," by
a uuattet e, comp.isea 01 Messrs J. r
Robinson. John Perrett, J. A. Bisbop
and J R. Hotisel, opened the exercises.
after whih Mrs. Julia Mills Dunn, of
Moline, r ad an interesting paper on
THE SOCIAL ISOLATION OF FARMER WIVES'
in which nany good thoughts were ad
vanced, tne purpose of the lady being to
suggest s social culture by means of
books, p riodicals, art, etc., as a method
of bridging over the chasm that too often
divides t le inmates of the farm house
from the great currents of life outside.
The pap r was heartily received and Mrs.
Dunn ac -orded a vote of thanks for the
care she hail taken in its preparation and
the man excellent ideas advanced.
The c uarlette heretofore announced
renderrt an appropriate selection en
titled 'TarmerB' Girls," and Mr. Burrall's
paper on "The American Horse," which
was on he programme next, was deferred
until th s morning.
THE QUESTION BOX
waB neit announced and suggestions that
led to a 1 animated and instructive ex
change f views followed. Among the
subject! discussed was the education of
farmers boys, a few holding that a thor
ough et ucation was not easential to the
success of the farmer, and if anything, it
was de:rimental, and those ao declaring
scouted the idea that the most successful
and best equipped farmer carried hia
strengt 1 beneath bis hat. The majority,
how v, r. held to the idea that cultivation
of the I train affords an advantage in any
field of life.
The quartette tang "My Home is on
the Set ," and after a vote of thanks had
been U ndered the singers, the session ad
journel At this morning's session there was
another good attendance, many being
on bat d who were not present yesterday.
Tne fi t paper was by Mr. Arthur Bar
THE AMKBK-'AN HORSE,
which was as follows:
p.... intrat of our country it one of the
moet li lportant and largttt In value of any breach
fnnr jHcnltur) lnteTttU. Statistic from the
- ,, nf .irrirulture for th year 1886 COB
talnrn iht facte worthy of tnt attention of avary
.. a ...iil farmers and stockrsjter 1
ISLAXP ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY fl, 1890.
concerning horses : On Jan. lltb, 18S9, there were
1 J iWaMM horses in the United States of the total
value of SsSi.lOl.fCI. The average valne through
out the country is placed at S71.89- The Increase
in average valne has been from $SS 41 in 1879 to
STl.HVon Jan. 1,1889. Teas had the greatest
number of horses, viz: l,S8.1.M7of the valne of
48,978,A94, average price, $33.Si. Our own state
of Illinois it second in number of ho.-ses, having
had on Jan. 11th. 1889. aJttUM horses of the
value of t85.5S9.945: average price $78 38. The
state of Iowa is third in cum er, with 1,5)11.113
horses of total value olS78.975.856; averaire price
574 99. In grand 'otal value Uliiioi rank first,
with her estimated valne of Sa5,529.x5; Iowa
rank second; New York third snd Ohio fourth.
The states of Illinois ard Iowa have together
more than one-seventh of all the horses in the
eonntry and about ont -sixth of total valnation
Of this immense number of borset, bow well do
we all know how gTeatly the valne conld be In
creased to the benefit and profit of onrselvet and
the whole country w ithout Increasing the number.
and without any more cost of the keeping Conld
the number be divided into classes suitable for
tne va ions demands and be well adapted by the
special traits and merit o those demands? I
ibink perhaps fonr classes will nearly rover the
Division or doree Into cineseB required riy gen
eral ntility, or that may be indicated by special
traits of what seems to be established or develop
ing breeds. Say four general clas-lficationa the
draft horse, the thoroughbred runner and gallop
er, the farm horse and the trotting horae or driv
ing horse. Of these classifications we find the
thoroughbred horte an established breed with
fixed raits and characteristic salted to the pur
pose, for which loop year of carefnl selection
and aim haa developed the breed, apeed and en
durauce at the running gait.
We also find that the draft horse, with all the
varioua subdivisions, as to aource of origin, all
of nearly a fixed type. Hoth of these classes have
reached a wouderfitll) perfect ttage of develop
ment for the special purposes for which they are
euited and which baa been the aim or the breed
ers. The farm horse a a cla, I think everyone
will agree. Include horses of a wide range of mer
its, having some good horses, snd svastpropoi
tion of interior horse. Prom conversation with
everal fanners, ard observation, I think there is
a want of horses for farm work of a superior class
to the general farm horae of today, in a general
way of about this description: Say horses
weighing f om l.OOu to l,a00 pounds, from lirteen
toeixteenand one-half hands in height, stronglv
made, good limbs, with good, quick, free action,
of good disposition and style. I believe every
owuer or raiser of hoi its will concede that the
endurance and qualities of speed contribute more
than any other quality to increase the value of
horses over the average value In the esti
mation of the owner or on the horse mar
ket. The distinctively American hore Is the
trotting horte, a strain or developing breed
having more useful qualities than any other
breed know n in the world, and 1 think If farmers
raiaing horses would exercise the best judgment
for their own interest, pleasure and profit, tiny
would be wise in riiinu a larger number of horses
having the traitsand qualiiietof the American trot
ting horse. The thoroughbred rae- horse ma
Property he called the natioral horse of Great
britalu. For there he has reached his highest de
velopment, in lige manner, hut in a greatet de
gree, the trotting it the national horae of America.
He ia distinctively and pe uliarly an American pro
due Ion. 1 be evolution of the trotting horse has
been but au incident in the development of the re
public; in no other land has the trotter been so
generally bred ; not in any other land has he been
accepted and utilised a especially and snperiorly
adapted to the every day use of the people. The
fact is, that the American trotting horse fills with
the American people a range of uses that no other
variety can till. I think there is generally a wrong
impression regar lng the trotting horse, that his
principal use and value are simply for turf put-
t'osr-n- u racing animal, wnue ne should lie r
iniiug uuiiiiai, wnue ne snouiu ne re
s having more capacity snd uscfnl qnalt
le people in general than any other class of
For the horse best adapted to the uses of
araed as ravin
ties for the
horses Pnf the hnise best adaotetl
the Ameiican citixen who uses horses at all. is the
one that with othei essential qualitiea. combines
quick, far-reaching, well balanced action w ith the
endurance to sustain speed at high rates and long
distances These are the qualities primarily re
qu red In a horse for racing put poses, and thus the
blood best for the trotting turf ia the best blood
from which to ra!e tne hone fot the road and the
farm. Qualitle required for these eminently
proper purposes are produced in the highest degTee
b the lest trotting blood.
We can only determine what th host ti-rttiwfr
blood ia by the measure of turf teats and bistorv.
it would be too tedious to give all the detatls'and
history of the d. lopment of the American trotting
horse But that he is a develop! d hi ,-ed producing
with certainty the particnlar traits of the general
term of trotting horte every one will concede,
nen it is anown mat Kjxjyks Hamhiotonian was
foaled only forty-one years ago and hnndreds of
hi a descendants have become famous fm their ex
hilution of speed and enduiance. and eiunc many
others of his descendants. Norlalne. a yearling
colt, bass record of 2 81; Snnol, a two year old.
record or a 18, and three year old record of 4 10 ;
Bell Boy with a three yeat old lecord of if IS;
Axiel. with a record as' a three year old of tit.
which I think demonstrates the result of breudinir
rather than trainlns. I will give vou the ramea or
the most prominent families and In the order in
which they rank: The Uambletonlans. the nro-
ency offtysdyksHambletonian So. St: the Mam
Tinos. the progenci of Mambrino t hief No. 11:
theClaye, the progency of Andrew Jackson: the
Bashaws, the progency of Andrew Jackson : the
H..uk Hawks or Morgans The vat-tons osplna t,.ml.
lie snd the Pilots, the Blue Bulls, the Columbuses.
the Hiatogss and the Copper Bottoms. The Na
tional 1 rotting Horse Breeders" association have
established rule classing horses as standard, and
til hor-ea having the requirement can be regis
tered for a small fee. and breeders genernllv ac
cept the results, for these rules are of great value
in deciding the merits of the horses for breeding
In the discussion that followed two dis
tinct and different ideas were advanced,
ono was that the horses for different
classes be bred to a purpose, while the
other was that there should be general
horse for coach use
HUMANE TREATMENT OF ANIMALS.
This topic had been assigned to Mr.
Johnathan Periam, editor of the Prairie
Fanner, of Chicago, and while Mr Per-
iam had not made an) special prepara
tion in the way of a paper, he presented
the subject in a very thorough and in
structive manner. Mr. Periam.after some
preliminary remarks, speaking extem
poraneously, held that human treatment
was positive treatment that is, the
animal must be made entirely subservent
to the will of the master only so much
force being used to produce this effect.
The colt should early be learned to lead, to
come and go at the will of the
trainer. Then the best lesson of the an
imal's life would be accomplished. The
trainer must understand the language of
the animal, just as the animal must be
made to understand the language of the
master. Hence only one word must be
used for a particular thing. The speaker
elucidated many points from this begin
ning, showing that at each stage of the
training the work became easier and eas
icr. The horse has the sense of t,.u u in
the lips, and uses them to satisfy his
sense of curiosity, and satisfied, never
after fears an object that did not so in
jure him. Mr. Periam spoke about forty
minutes, and afterwards -pent some fur
ther time in elucidating the subject in
answer to questions
Mr. W. T. Wier. ot S'.uih Henderson
read a carefully prepared paper on
THE TBUIT FARM .
His paper noticed the decline of the
apple orchards in central Illinois since
the lime when apples were annually ex
ported in large quantities, until the pres
ent time when they have to be shipped
In yearly to supply the homo demand
While the orchards are nearly all dead or
dying. Mr. Wier claimed there is no proof
that the climate has changed to any great
txtent to causa this loss, but charged the
evil to insect depredations, it being a well
known fact that insects injurious to veg
etation, are rapidly on the increase, and
the apple haa much more than its share
to combat. Among these inserts he
noted the woolly and graen aphis, canker
worms, caterpillars, codling moth, and
worst of all, the flat and round beaded
borers. He charged the borer with being
the worst pest on the apple tree, and said
that five years' experience had proven to
bim that washing the trunks of the trees
thoroughly in the latter part of May or in
June, in a sure preventive against the
borer. He believed in the spraying of
trees with arsenical poisons to kill the
parasites on the foliage. When plant
ing out a young orchard, be advo
cated the planting of blackberries and
raspberries with the trees as a protection
to the trunks of the trees from the hot
sun; also the wrapping of the trunks of
the trees in the fall with paper for winter
protection. Where berries are planted in
the orchard, an extra amount of manure
will have to be put on to off-set the in-
creased demand on the soil. But for
several years the berry patch will be justj
as good as if set by itself, and the trees
better by having the protection which the
foliage of the berry bushes give to the
trunk of the trees.
After glancing lightly over the subject
of the culture of plums and blackberries,
the paper closed with some remarks on
fruitgrowers as a class, and on farmers as
class of fruitgrowers. With all due
respect and credit for the work done in
the way of giving us improved varieties
of fruits, and for much that has been
learned in the way of better modes of
culture, yet, probably there is no one who
does as much writing and theorizing for
the same amount of practical work as the
hiirticulturalist. He will write essays on
blood poison in the sap of the tree, and
at the same time the insects are on his
own trees sucking out the sup, poison or
no poison; theorize on the effect of the
scion on the stork while the borers are tin
molested boring into its heart, which is of
much more effect; speculating on the
effect of the pollen on the color of the
fruit while the roots of his trees are in
cased in a blue grass sod to such an ex
tent that they cannot get moisture enough
to produce fruit of any color; some writ-
ng to prove that the trouble with the
trees is constitutional weakness due to
the methods of propagating in the nur
sery, ignoring the fact that the same nur
series supply the trees to both the newer
portions of the west where they do well.
and to the older portions nf the west
where they do poorly.
Ihe farmers orchard, which in its na
tars should be the finest spot on the farm,
usually the worst blotch on its face.
It does not get so much work, acre for
ere, as the rest of ihe farm, while the
natural product of a i acre of orchard is
many times more than that of an
acre of ordinary farm crop, and should
n justice, if required, have much more
work. We can all learn valuable lessons
trom ihe experiences of others, but in
fruit growing, as in o her things, success
does not depend so much in knowing as
in doing. Anyone who knows the gen
eral principles governing plant life, and
has had some experience in planting
trees and a tasta for the work, knows
enough to grow an orchard, if he only
work9 as well as he knows how. Let us
before giving up raising orchards on our
farms, give it a fair, honest, working
trial. I verily believe and have reasons
for the belief that if the orchard was
given the same care and attention given
he ordinary farm crops, we could yet
have here in central Illinois orchards
just as good and better than those
which were once here, and they would be
of more credit to us than the former ones
were, as they would cost more in labor
and perseverance. Grown under diffl
culties the early orchards did not have to
contend with, they would be living mon
uments, attesting to work well done, and
to the perseverance, intelligence and in-
tistry of their owners.
Mr C N. Dennis, of Hamilton, III.,
read a thoughtful preparation on
the parta upon which he touched more
particularity, being its adaptability to the
Eleventh congressional district, the ne
cessity for it, and the certainty of
success in il9 cultiyation. He showed at
some length with what degree of econ
omy it could be grown, and the advan-
ages to come from it in the way of
pleasure, health and comfort. He de
ailed the kinds, the extent, and the dis
tribution of small fruit.
wtts the first afternoon paper, it having
been prepared and read by Hon. A.
B Hostetter, of Forreston, vice-presi-
Icnt of the state board of agriculture.
who illustrated his subject with charts,
showing sketches of a thorough-bred
short-horn and a Texas steer, indi
ative of the top and bottom of the beef
markt t An examination of the history
if the beef business would reveal, Mr.
Hostetter said.the fact that when any in
dustry or form of investment pays unu
sually large profits, unless it be a mo
nopoly, its course is soon run. A few
who are in the business at the start may
get rich, but the large profits invites in
vestment and stimulates competition, un
til the profits are cut down to a point so
fine that they cease to exist at all. This U
practically the condition of the cattle
business as ordinarily conducted at the
present time, said Mr Hostetter. He
then traced the history of the business
from the time when the one ambition
was to be a cattle king and reap a royal
fortune, in which fascinating business
lawyers, doctors, preachers, merchants,
mechanics, book - keepers, teachers.
widows and orphans invested more or
less, to the present time, when people
have begun to realize the failure
of anticipations, and the ranch business
became demoralized and collapsed as a
result, and now many are more anxious
to get out than they were a few years
ago to get in the cattle business. Mr
Hostetter did not think there were too
many cattle in tne United States today.
but they were not of the right kind It
ws9 the half-civilized Texans, the infer
ior rangers, and the scrubs, and scala
wags, and illy matured, and poorly bred
cattle upon our farms, that is hurting the
cattle trade. The demand for ptime
beef, both at home and abroid, is prac-
tica'ly unlimited, but the demand is for
civilized beef. He held that there are
thousands of cattle produced in the
country, too many of them upon the val
uable lands of Illinois, which do not net
the producer even the value of the hides
and horns. Prime beef commends itself,
creates a demand for itself, increases
consumption, antl sustains the price, but
the inferior grades of beef depresses nat
only the whole beef market, but the con
stimer as well. There are three things in
the business that the cattlemen most
thoroughly understand in all their dei
tails to make beef production a financial
succees: they are the breeding of the cat
tie, the feeding and the marketing.
Mr. S- W. Heath, of Bowling, is secre
tary of the institute, snd may be depended
upon to express his views on pretty nearly
every topic that comes up. And when
be says anything on agricultural matters
it is apt to be sound for Mr. Heath is a
practical farmer and what be don't know
about the business is not worth knowing
Hon. E. C. Lewis, of Deer Park, who
hail been announced to deliver the re
sponse to Mayor McConochie's address of
welcome, came to Rock Island yesterday
morning for that purpose and registered
at the Harper, but for some unknown
reason he left the city after breakfast for
home. The committee on reception don't
understand Mr. Lewis' actions.
The discussions are all very entertain
ing and there is always a great deal of
information presented in the exchange of
views. To note any particular expression
of opinion or to do other than give the
general sentiment would be to discrimi
casts i iimna-
Ti... : . t . . . a ...11 II.. ........ ln.o,,..
cft8e composed of Messrs. P. J. Lee, H.
L. He men way, Oscar Bisant, Peter Owe,
Alvis Fritchie. John Ross, Gilbert Fleet,
L. E. Arnold, O. A. Anderson, Ell Cor
bin, W. W. Allison, Jr.. and George
Crouch. The attorneys are Messrs. A.
P. McGuirk and Wn. McEniry for the
prosecution and M. M Sturgeon for the
defense. The case grew out of the arrest
and imprisonment of Atwell at Davenport
several months ago at Atwell's instiga
tion, the circumstances coming from the
Hanson-Appelquist proceedings over the
plow invented by Hanson, in which Ap-
pelquist became interested through the
The McDonald-Carney assault case is
attracting a crowded house in 'Squire
Cooke's office this sfternoon.
Jeff Hanson was arrested by Officer
Molqueen yesterday afternoon for intox
ication and vagrancy. Tl.i- morning
Magisirate Wivill sent him to jail for
thiity dsys. and people who own chicken
roosts in the upper part of town will
breathe easy for thst period of time.
Mr. Geo. Lambert, the ice man is anx
ious lest he be confounded with the in li
Tidual by the same name arrested the
other night. Those who know Mr.
Lambert will for a moment consider the
unfortunate similarity of names in any
manner uncomplimentary to him.
Willie MeFarlsnd was fined 3 and
costs by Magistrate Wivill this morning
for assaulting a hoy named J. T. Hender
son . The two bos got into an alterca
tion near the high school, snd the assault
was the result.
Ma querade Ball.
The Rock Island Turner society will
hold a subscription masquerade ball at
Turner hall, Saturday evening. Fen.
15 h. Those wishing to subscribe can
do so at Turner hull, or of members of
the following committee: Ed Qoepel.
Henry Holdorf, jtibob Rett'ch. Peter
Detlefs and R. Schlehar. Tickets will
not be on sale the evening of the dance.
Important Intoi-manon to the Ladies.
On and after March Mth next the fa
mous Clark's "O. N T." spool cotton on
whitfl spools, which has become so very
popular with the ladies and dressmakers
and milliners of Illinois on account of the
fast black and particularlv its smooth
rim ing on sewing machine, will be sold
by MrCabe Rros. Ladies give us a call
and try this famous thread; you will use
no other if you do.
The great popularity and success of
Salvation Oil, the great pain destroyer,
has made it a target for cotinterfeitors.
Beware of imitations. Price 25c a bot
tle. A peculiarity of Hood's Sarsaparilla is
that while it purifies the blood, it im
parts new vigor to every function of the
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,
y -11 SALE AT
6$ AND 7 PKK OK NT.
INTSRBST CiI.LECTXD WITHOUT CHaBSC.
So trouble oreipensc spared to secure choicest
Onr Fourteen years experience and long e
tabliahe'd local agenda g;vc ua
.Mi pen or facilities.
Call or write for circulars or references.
Mrttftc.lt-?tt Davenport lo.
is stras ..r
$200.00 and Upwards
For sale, secured on land worth from
three to five times the amount
of the loan.
Interest 7 per rent eeml annually, collected and
remitted rree or cnarge.
E. W. HURST,
Attorney at Law
Rooms S and 4 Masonic Temple,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL
on Improved Farms in the
Best Counties of Iowa,
The Farms were Inspected by
O. A. FICKE,
S18 Main St, DAVENPORT. IA.
Spring Weather, isn't it? It is beginning to look like 8pring at
-sMclntire Bros., r
New Spring Goods are coming in lively, and this week a special
early offering will be made as noted below. An im
mense assortment of latest effects in
-SATINES AT 10 AND 12c A YARD
You ought to see how handsome these Satines are. Designs
taken from the French. No season has shown as beautiful Ging
hams aa this. Splendid variety just placed on sale.
GINGHAMS 10 AND 12c A YARD
You can scarcely tell many of them from the Scotch. They
are worth seeing seeing you will buy.
At the same time we will show new importations in Woolen Dress Goods for
spring wear in Henriettas, serges and mohairs. Special attentions called to new ad
ditions in black goods department. Prices bottom.
Don't overlook us on white goods and embroideries.
"Rock Island. Illinois.
Geo. W. 13. Harris,
Real Estate and Insurance,
229 Seventeenth St , under Commercial Hotel, ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
The following are among the many bargains offered:
A flue larzc house with all modern imDrore-
raent. good barn, tree, etc.. S acres of land, flnu
location, just outside th city limlla i ear the
street cara; cheap, eajy term.
A nice hrick residence, with all mo tern im
provement, large grounds, on Elm street, forsale
cheap on eaay terms.
Two atorv dwelling, aix room, pood well l-
tern and cellar. Urge barn, H acre of land, within
a rew ateps or Milan street cars, at a bargaiu.
A good house and improvements with about 4
acre of land initahle for gardening about three
mica irom dock isianti, lor aaie cneap.
fl 000 will buy SO acre of land, partly Imuror
ed, tu Cordova township.
fi,500 will buy a gno.t 0 acre farm, good im
provements, on reasonable terms
A nice residence, large lot. In one of the heat
neighborhood on Twenty third atreel, eueap.
Only a fe
of thoe fine lot left in Miner's
Twenty.ccond and Twenty-third
flTSdollar will hnv a lot Bi ll omer rr
Fifth avenue and Eighth street.
Hi": 'in v : .".i , -' ivvil W aio.t
A good eighty-acre f arm. well located In Ukta
county will take hone and 'ot In this city for
Men's Felt Shoes 91 00
" Felt Boot Overs 1 00
' Arctics l 00
' Alsskas eo
" Rubbers 40
" Clops go
Women's Arcties 75
High Button Gaiters 65
" Alaskas 40
Boy's Amies 50
Muses' High Button Oaiters 80
" Rubbers 25
" Arctics 70
Children's Art tips 50
In addition to these low prices I will give away an Encyclopepia, valued at fl,
to each customer buying t25 worth of Boots and Shoes.
Call in and let us show you the Book and explain how you can get it free.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, 1818 Second Avenue.
ELM STREET SHOE STORK
8980 Fifth Avenue.
Two dwelliug bouse, lot 30x134. on Moline ave
A flntslas 90 acre farm, with good Improve
ment. In Bowling townihlp, cheap.
A No. 1 one hundred and eixtr acre farm, with
first-class Improvement, cheap.
A nice bluff property, large ground, shade
trees, fruit, etc., cheap.
Two or three acre on the bluff, line land for
butlding or gardunlng.
Some of the best lots in Dodge' addition en
S0or40iroa, with good improvements, on :ht
A good lot rn the bluff in Rodman's sab-dlvts-lon.
MO will buv a Une acre lot Juat outside city
limits, on biuff.
A good home, barn and fine corner lot lo tae
upper part of the city convenient to the saw m.li.
depot and Island, cheap.
A olee twe story dwelling, well located en
Twentieth aireet, cheap,
f 1.000 will buv alx arras Willi some Improve
rueuts, on the bluff.
S600 will buy a honse with four rooms, conven
ient to the lower factories.
will t ron ,fW trw fro statistic