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MAY YET HOLD.
The Early dosing Movement Not
A Xaatbrr of Mereaats are mill
to Act lm Fauh-Trl-City
The early closing movement did not
collate last evening, as was feared by
many of the clerks it would. While a
number of merchants -particularly the
shoe dealers and one or two clothiers
opened their stores until 0 o'clock a
jood majority of the business men were
faithful to their agreement and their
itores piomptly closed at 6:30. Still the
. attitude of those who kept open had its
influence and tonight may witness a
general return to the former
custom. The clerks, however, are
not yet entirely discouraged, and one
of them stated this morning that a last
determined effort would.be made ito win
in the early closing movement. "The
maj ority of our merchants have been very
kind to us and considerate of our under
taking," said one "and we believe most of
ur business men are in favor j of the
movement, but if one or two are obsti
nate and not only keep open defiantly,
but attempt to persuade others to do
bo, what can we do? There is one thing
certain, we are a labor organization and
no matter what will be the outcome of
this thing we know who our friends have
been and who have been unfriendly to us.
The clerks' assembly. K. of L , held a
meeting lsst evening and appointed com
mittees te urge the assistance of city pas
tors, as well as the Tri-City Labor Con
gress and all merchants whj will, in main
taining the early and Sunday closing
movement. The Tri City Labor Con
gress will hold a meeting Sunday after
soon to take action.
It has been suggested that as far as the
early closing movement is concerned, a
compromise might be made on 7 :30 p. m.
and some of the business men have ex
pressed a willingness to abide by such an
arrangement, providing all will go into
it. There will probably much depend
upon the action or the Sunday meeting
of the Tri -City Labor Congress
THE INDUSTRIAL HOME.
The ABBoaDrrnifntorthe Annual fair
and the Particular Object This
The Rock Island Industrial Home asso
ciation will bold it3 annual fair at the
Rock Island skating rink, opening Tues
day evening, Feb. 17. and closing ten
days later. A circular has been issued by
President Pender and Secretary Wheel an,
setting forth the gratifying progress that
has been made toward the object aimed at
in the purchase of a fine corner lot on
which to erect the Industrial Horns that
has been planned. The money so far
secured is sufficient to pay for the ground
of the site for which negotiations have
been closed, at the orner of Third ave
nue and Twentieth street, notwithstand
ing, however, the paving assessment yel
to be met on the Twentieth street side
It is this the association hopes by is
fair to realize as well as in ad litioa a nu
cleus for Its building fund. Tnerefore an
appeal is made to uiinufacturers, busi
ness men and others to donate some arti
cle, the sale of which will add to the rev
ecues of the fair, and also to take space,
as heretofore, for the display of goods,
wares and merchandise. Tickets have
been prepaied which admit one couple (
gentleman and lad?) ten nights, or ten
couples one night, for $1, a rate that is
equivalent to 5 cents for one admission,
and these tickets can be had from mem
bers of the committees. Each of tne
twelve societies in the association is rep
resented by three committeemen, and
there is, beside, a soliciting committee of
The attention of the circuit court yes
terday was occupied with the case of
John Eckert vs. the Miss'ssippi Valiey
Insurance company, with Adair Pleas
ants for the plaintiff and William Jackson
for the defendant. Today has been con
sumed with further arguments in the cast;
of EggleBton vs. the Ferry company.
Sheriff Gordon will leave for Joliet in
the morning with the prisoners, Williams
and Carter. Brooks will be retained here
pending the dicision of the court on a
point raised by counsel for the defense.
tOCSFY Bl'lLUIXU. I
26 G. II Pearson to J. G. Blyihe. part
j of lot 7, block 16, old town of Rock Isl-
. H. Guper to Peter Johnson part of
lots 22 and S3. Guyer's first addition to
Rock I: land 8250.
L. T. Hanes to H. E. Lewis tj w J nw
ne 14. 17, 1 w $1,500.
DavidS. Metzgar and G. A. Metzgar,
swj owi, 10, 18. le 850.
27 Estate of Hiram Walker Wid
ow's relinqiishment and selection filed
and approved and order turning over
property selected to widow.
. Estate of Eli Gambrel Widow's rs
nunciation of provision in will filed. Ja
cob Seiver, Byron Drury and Henry ti .
Booney appointed appraisers.
Estate of Daniel Mosher Inventory
filed and approved. Report of appraisers
appointed to appraise the real estate of
deceased filed .
Bradatreet'a Commercial Agency doee
3) t profeaa to see into the futare, but it'a
eat place to get fortunes told.
A HAPPY EVENING.
aale ana Sociability at I, O. O.
Rail The I'roerainsn, Mapper and
There was a large gathering at the
Odd Fellows' ball last evening to enjoy
one of the pleasantest entertainments ever
given in Rock Island. It consisted of a
musicale, social and ball given ;by Rock
Island lodge No. 18, I. O. O. F., and in
all respects the affair proved a success far
exceeding the anticipations of those who
attended, or those hiving it in charge.
The mieical part of the programme
opened at 8 and continued until 10. there
being frequent manifestations of appre
ciation of the efforts of the participants,
on the part of the audience.
The exercises opened with music by
Bleuer's orchestra, after whxh the order
was: selection from Traviata. by Prof. A .
Peck piano; Masters, H. and M. Stsngel,
C. Bernhardi and W. Wilmaisson.violions;
song, "Annie Laurie," by the Philomela
Ladies quartette; "Sleigh Ride
Galop," by Miss Miss Eugenie Poirrot
and Master P. Mitsch; music by Bleuer's
orchestra; song'The Broken Pitcher,'
by Mrs. Jones; "Hail to the Chief." vio
lia solo, by Master Emil Lemburg; "Me
teor Grand Galop," by Mrs. E. P. Dirrow
and Miss Mary Walker; song, "Twicken
ham Ferry." with piano accompaniment,
by Mrs. Darrow and Miss Lillie Hudson;
violin duett, "Am Schoenen Rein," by Mas
ters H. and M. Stengel; sang, "Kiss
ing Pa Through the Telephone."
by Loui and iMattte Jones; music
by Bleuer's Orchestra; piaai . solo,
"March of the Adelphines," by Miss Eu
genie Poirrot; "Hunter's Selection," by
Prof. A. Beck and Masters H. and M.
Stengel.C. Bernhardi aad W.Willma:s3on;
song, "Ltdy Bird," by the Philomela las
dies' quartette; violin duet, with piano
accompaniment, by Mrs. E. P. Darrow,
Sam Darrow andTull White; song. "Pret
ty Lips," by Master Louie Jones; m sic by
Bleuer's orchestra; mindolia and guitar
selections, by George Stroehle and J.
Reaugb;piano solo.by Master William Tot
ten; song, by the Misses Le7ey, "Hush,
Don't Waka'the Biby." puno dett, by
Miss Hattie Treemati and Mr. J. W.Tree
man; banjo and guitar 6o'.o and song,"Hap
py Days of Yore." by Mrs.James and Miss
Mary Hutchinson, selection, piano and
violin, "Pleasures of Spring," by Miss
Eienie Poirrot and Master P. Mitsch;
song. "The Brook Doth ting," by the
Pailomelo lad:es' quartette; music by
Supper was served in the dining hall in
the rear of the hall and later the floor was
cleared and the space devoted to dancing
to the strains of Bleuer's orchestra It
was a night to which will always be at
tache 1 the happiest remembrances by all
AFTER THE MESSIAH-
R-'prcHeotat il-e Hamrr will Intro
dare a Mil to Abollah the Korkford
Representative Hunter, of Winntbaco
county, will introduce a bill in the lecis
liture to ub'jli.-th Sc hweinfurtL's eo-calied
Heaven-" A Springfield dispatch btts
tie foliTWirg to eav about i! :
The messinn is coming down from
heaven during this session of te legisla
ture." sa;ri Representative David Hunter,
of Winnabago county, thisevenins. This
stttrment as the more surj-nsmg as
Mr. Hunter ia an exceedingly quiet, cna
servative man, a good christian and a
millionaire farmer. He continued: 'I mean
that bumbng, Schweinfurth, a ho lives
in a place which he calls heaven, about
five miles from Rock ford, inmy county.
He will have to come down and show bis
colors and fight for his pretended divine
existence, for I am going to introduce a
bi;i in a few days that will, if it become?
a law, as I fully believe it will, wipe his
heaven off the face ef the earth and being
his disgraceful pretensions to being Jesus
Christ to a sadden end. We have bad
much trouble in preparing this bdl, for
the offenses which this fellow is gu lty of
are most difficult to be met by law. We
have bad the benefit of the New York law
that was passed to crush the Oneida
community, and we have consulted sev
eral Chicago lawyers in fact, the bill in
question was diafted in Chicago. One
point." continued Mr. Hunter, "we were
able to Ret over without much trouble.
Section 1 provides that if any person pre
tends to possess divine attributes, and by
reason of such pretensions obtains anv
property of any kind, such person shall
be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be
"But there is another point which we
are trying to cover in the bill that is more
delicate. Schweinfurth's heaven and his
whole family were the subjects of a
thorough investigation by tbe grand jury
at Winmebago county la t fail. Tbe
women who had become mothers since
they went to this heaven swore, in every
case, that they never bad relations with
men. but that they conceived of the Ho y
Ghost. The grand juiors were horrified
at such blasphemy, but wen: powerless 10
punish it. Now just how to meet this
phase of the case we have not yet set
tled, but we must do it, for this is tbe
most disgraceful feature of the tommun-
Four Mure Ballot.
Springfield, Jan. 2S. Special
Four more ballots were taken today in
tbe senatorial contest without showing a
change, and adjournment was taken until
A matter of choice: Whether to suffer,
uninterruptedly with a cough or to invest
25 cents for Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup and
"Habit makes the man," but tbe ninth
part of a man makes the habit.
MOUSE'S NEW FACTO & Y.
A o4 I. x ample M( Berk laad In
or ftetichboriac CKj'm Co-operative
At various meetings of the Rock Island
Citizens' Improvement association within
the past y jar the subject of the establish
ment of a ce-operative furniture factoiy
here, such as has contributed to tbe pro-,
gress and fame of Rockford, has been dis
cussed, and tbe movement went so far
that committees were appointed and en
couraging reports received, but it seems
to have su pped there. Moline has taken
the lead and it is to be hoped Rock Island
will be stimulated by the example set.
The Dispaxh of last evening fully de
scribes v?hat The Argus yesterday
made mention of:
There was a quiet meeting; of some
thirty Swelish citizens at the parlors of
the Peal house last Saturday evening. It
was a mee' ing of importance, too, us it
gives healthy promise of a new manufac
turing inst.tution in Moline tbe first of
what may prove to be such a series of co
operative iarniture factories as hte prov
en such a boon to Rockford. Gustaf
Swensson presided at this meeting and
Andrew Aiderson acted as secretary. It
developed that two or three options had
been obtaiced for land on which to con
struct a furniture factory. One of the
sites comprises two and a half acres
belonging to the Moline 'Water Power
company on the tail race between First
and Second streets, which can be had by
the new company for five years for the
payment of the taxes, and at the expira
tion of five years the Wa er Power com
pany agrees to sell the land at a figure
which is re&.lly btl iw the present value
$1,000 an acre. The other options are
also very favorable. But no decision was
made as to these.
It was, however, decided to organize
a co-opera ive furniture factory rigt t
away, to be known as tbe Moline Furni
ture cumpaty, and to have a capita stock
of $50,000. Andrew Anderson. C. J.
Carlson and August Lindgren were ap
pointed commissioners to apply for a li
cense to incorporate, and they attetded to
this duty yesterday. The Intention is to
confine the Hock-holding to our Swedish
American citizens, if they will promptly
step up and subscribe for the stock, and
it seems very likely that tbey will do this,
for one-half of the stock is already spoken
for the la-gest block not exceeding
$1,000 worth. That the enterprise has
substantial backing is evinced by the fact
that such mfn are interested as Gustaf
Swensson. C. G Carlson. C. J. Carlson,
J. B. Oiklea', N. J. Person, Andrew
Friberg, Atnirew Anderson, H. P. 0k
ley. August Lindgren and others.
The meeting adjourned su jct to the
call of tbe commissioners appointed to
secure 'he license to incorporate.
Ic! n Proof AniuiMU.
Neither d.'ifervnces of organization in
animals nor in tbe constitution of the
poisonous substance jit-iierally afford any
clew for interpret ins an exceptional want of
effect. l :ia -ouri table is tbe immunity of
rabbits ngairist iielladonna leaves (Atropa
belladonna, deadly nit,'htliaikt. ion may
feed t hem wit b belladonna for weeks with
out ol)servin the least toxic symptoms.
The meat of suc h animals, however, proves
poisonous to ttuy one who eats it produc
ing the same symptoms as the plant,.
Pigeons and various other herbivora are
also to some cietrree safe from the effects of
this poison, whih in warm blooded carniv
ora it causes paralysis and asphyxia. In
frojrs the efl'c t is a different one, consist -in-;
of sp.-LMns. The meat of pints which
li.-i-l fivl on hemlock has sometimes occa
sioned poison us effects. Chickens are
neatly hardy ugainst mix vomica and the
exi l-emely d;n serous iilknloid, strychnine,
contained in it, while in the smallest
amount i! is n fatal poison to rodents.
.Mure renin, kalile yet in this respect is
the in.nmnit.'. of Choloepns lloffmanni, a
kit;;' of sioth living on the island of Cey
lon, which, when iriven ten grains of
str. canine, wi s not, much affected. Pig
eons un- poKscsed of high immunity from
mo:-ji!iine, t!ie chief aikaioid of opium, as
weil as from belladonna. Eight grains
were required to kill a pigeon, not much
loss than i In; mortal dose for a man. Cats
arc extremely sensitive to foxglove (Digi
talis purpurea), which on the contrary
may le givcu Jo rabbits and various birds
i:i pretty l.irj c closes. W. Ii nhanlt in
New I'm for SuilMig VetsrlH.
Though the sailing vessel has gone out
of fashion with tnivelers.it still lias its
uses and its jieculiar excellences. As a
health restorer it certainly surpasses the
steamer, on wl ich the passenger is hardly
at sea in the fullest sense, since the steam
engines, the sii'ht and smell of smoke, the
stairways, the carpets and the easy chairs
continually take the sense's back to the
Lately the use of the sailing vessel as a
means of bringing buck health to certain
classes of invalids, and particularly to con
sumptives, has liecouic a regular system in
England, and its results have been sub
mitted to thorough and statistical study.
Fate of tlie Caudal Append "en.
Naturally Mr. Ashtpn's book begins wjth
man, and of course wirti tailed men.
Peter Martyr says that in Inzagauin wise
Peter Martyr; for who is there that lived
in Inziiganiri t wt would contradict him?
Where is lnzcganiu. by the way? Well,
in Inzagauin there are turn with tails
which were inconvenient, and there bad to
be holes in their chair seats to accommo
date the caudal appendages. No wonder
they did as Lord Moubaddo says wore
them off by titting on rocks f-Chicago
The following extraordinary advertise
ment appeared recently in a West Coast
patter. Its goo 1 faith there is no doubt
ing, and therein lies the fun:
"I want to let my furnished House shoot
able for Legations or any other man. And
if it doe not shoot tbe Legation, can shoot
himself elsewhere. Apply to ." Pana
ma Star and Herald.
Uhat It Was.
"You are limr ing so," she said, glancing
downward at hw new and narrow "patent
leathers" with pitying eyes, "I'm afraid
there is something in your shoes?"
"Ho there is," returned he, in agonized
tones. -It's feet "Kate Field's Washing
" Love has no teapect for locks, aa the
average bldheaded man can tettlfj.
J. B. Moktboce, - - - M5ncr.
OXB NIGHT OULV,
Saturday, January 31.
Engagement of that favorite German dialect
In her latest and moist successful comedy
A tale of Switzerland and the A'pe. ' Comedy
i:.trrpersed with tear, lanehter, wing
and mnyic. Beantif ul cotnme expec
iallr imported Natural eceni;
eflt c'a A play, in it-lf, a du
iigh ful story of psiboeaLd
Pr'ces - 95, 60 and ?5o.
Sea: on sale at llarper Rouge Pharmacy,
Thuniday Jan. 81th.
Shelf Oil Cloth,
Room and Picture
Tictore Cord. Twine. Nail.
and Dooks at lowel prices.
Cull and see.
C. C. TAYLOR.
Firet door east of London
Tlie Little Jewel
II AVE YM.T SEEN IT !
If you want i "ikm:i of any k'nd. it
will Dy you to s-e ht I have Tbe
mnge in price is from IS cents up, and
the variety and e:!e tp jum & great.
Obi a aid Glass,
lfr9 Second ATecae.
Lloyd & Stewart,
Dun lap Hats,
J. M. BEAKDSLET,
ATTORNEY AT LAW Office with J. T. Kra
woru.j. 17S6 Secocd ATenne.
JACKSON t HCRST,
ATTORKBTB AT LAW. Office In Rock Island
5atkm Bank Bnildioc. Bock Island. I1L
I. D. I1TXKKIT. 0. L. WALK1E.
SWFEXFF k WALKER,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW
Office in Beeps Ion's rlock. Hock Island, HI.
McEMRT & XcEXIBT,
ATTORNEY'S AT LAW Loan money en cood
security, make collections. Reference, Mitch
ell A Lynde. bankers. Offioe in Postofflce block.
THE DAILY ARAL'S.
R SAT. It ItVlftJY Jtvweiiffn .. i .
- w at viauliUiVUD
ewe Btand. Five cents ptrcouy.
DRS. RUTHERFORD & BUTLER,
GRADUATES OF THE OSTARIO VKTERNA
ry college. Velernary Physicians anp Sorreons.
Officei Tindall's Livery stable; Residence: Over
Asters Bakery, market square.
WM, 0. KULP, D, D, S.
OFFICE REMOVED TO
Booms M, S7. 2S and 49,
Take Elevator. DAVSNPOBT, IA.
xnj c ttratHl ra
BO t UKU. f.
Kmrtna Axrvurrorno Bvaaao (10 Spraee
DI3 noli no For Monday, Tuesday
MUSI Ills and Wednesday.
A great big three days muslin sale or until present stock Is so!dL
There are orer 17,000 yards In this lot, all bonght below regular prices, all
go together, many of them at bat little over half value. Thero is a choice In ear ! y
selections. They start on Monday morning at 8 o'clock sh arp, as follows:
10 Yards Crown Mns'.in for 8c 10 Yar's BlscVJ Mo-lin for :v
10 " " " HC 1() " " tv
10 " ' " tWc 10 ' " 5lc
10 " ' ' lb'. l' " " " f-
10 " ' Mc l'-l " Cv
10 " " , " 7iC lt ?!;
10 " 74c 11 ' " " -
10 " 7C 10 " '-
Tbe above are near y all well known makes. 10 "
10 " fTc
In this purchase will be fonnd all of
such as "Fruit of the Loom," Hills. Lonsdale, Hope. Blackstone, Cumberland.
EUerton, Indian Head, Pep jrell. Stark. Century, Cambria, Salujbury. Scatia
An added inducement to those buyinij sheetings will be offered on sjrre
days, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday as follows:
Peperell 84 Brown Sheetings at 15c per yard.
Peperell 94 Brown Sheetings at 1754c per yard.
Also a small lot of other double width Shee-ings at 12'4c per yard.
These prices are designed to make a quick turning over of the goods, an i
the right is reserved to limit the amount sold to each customer, as we shou'd
not want to sell it all to one person.
1712. 1714. 1718. 1718. 1720 and 1722 Secokd Avescb.
ALL THIS WEEK.
Clothes Pin, per-lozen
Toilet Sop, tier doie n
K itchen Knive
Checkers and Boards, Com (Otto,
We will this wek rec.-ive a laree rliijiaicnt of
We m i;l bepin our Annual Inv.-nt ory on Wedne lay, and in order to reduce ocr stock of
Fine Mationery, we will oa M.mday and Tmnday give
20 Per Cent Discount
on ot.r entire 'ine. Kemera ber th:s for two days oniy.
KINGSBURY & bOV, 1703 Second Avenue.
We Set tlie Pace, Let OibersFollow if tliey Can
KANN & HUCKSTAEDT,
No. 1811 and 1S13 Second avenue,
C ffer to the Public tbe most bril'iaat li e of the rason in
Lounges and Conches. I
Chamber Suit-, j
Centre I.ib.iary and
A. J. SMITH & SON,
DRAPERY, GRILLE WORK
A. J. SMITH & SON,
125 and 127 Weal Third 8treet. Opp. Maaonic Temp, DAVENPORT.
&&3&4X?& Q 0! ft ft'
WALL PAPER COMPANY-
312, 314 Twentieth) St.,
And Poetoffice Block, Moline. BOCK ISLAND-
Tort Wall Paper Co ana Koben OravM Co.
uJ?film T -Wfeith radadea ail Um Art yaacra. FrWes froa 10 to Vt
the popular and best t rands of Maslins,
Japanese Uoods. Yen are iutitej to call s-1
FAItt, 1703 Second Avenue.
Parlor Tables, Etc.