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A SURE SIGN.
An Ice Man's Prophecy as to Cold
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"We are going to have our winter
soon," said an ice man yesterday, "and
it will be cold weather without any fool
ing about it too. I observed a sign ye
terday afternoon, which I never knew to
fail a number of flocks of wild geese
flying south. This means there is a cold
atmosphere north of us. These feathered
creatures can detect it before humanity
Las any feeling of the changes. I have
watched this thing for years and I never
knew it yet to fail. I'll wager, therefore,
that the coldest weather we have had
this year, will be experienced within a
few days. New York and the east will
not alone enjoy the realties of actual win
"Do you think it will be sufficiently
cold to make good ice?"
"Do IT W ell I have no fears as to the
ice harvest now . YouH see it in the river
here a foot to eighteen inches in thicks
sees. There'll be no trouble about the
ice crop now and I am about as much in
terested in that subject as anyone in town."
As far as the iceman's prognostications
as to the ice crop are concerned, few peo
ple will regret to see them realized, al
though a severe cold snap such as they
have been havicg in the east would no
doubt prove disastrous in many parts of
Rock Island where there are unfortunate
people to whom the moderate weather
thus far has been a great blessing.
The accuracy or failure of the ice man's
prediction will be awaited with much in
terest by all classes of people.
Miss Eva Elotz entertained the choir of
Trinity church in a pleasant manner at
her home on Thirteenth street last eve n
ing in honor of Miss Lilly Hudson, who
has recently retired from the choir.
The home of R. Crampton and wife on
Nineteenth street, was last evening thrown
open to a cheice and cheerful affair, being
a "C" tea given by the Women's Improve
ment Guild of Trinity parish. A large
number called from 6 to 10, and in addi
tion to the supper, the "collation" of which
contained nothing that did not begin w ith
a "C," and which surprised all with the
number of good things of this life that
could be construed, or converted or
conformed to suit the purpose intended.
The menu cards themselves were in. the
form of the prevailing letter. Duri ng
the evening there was some delightful
instrumental music to which Mrs. O.o.
Eretzinger, Miss Wilson, Miss Walker
and Mrs. J. F. Robinson contributed.
The Young Ladies' Home Missionary
society of the First M. church gave a
pleasant en tertair mett last evening which
included shadow pictures, music aid a
There was a private calico apion and
necktie party at Hillier's hall last evening
which was attended by seventy-five
couple. Bleuer's orchestra furnished the
music. It was a very unique and enjoy
Mattle Vtekera Toranrroiv Xixbt.
Mattie Yicker6 who will appear r.t Har
per's theatre tomorrow night in her new
comedy, Ed.-lweiss," has the dis
tinguished honor of being the only Ger
man dialect comedienne in the theatri
cal prof ession . With the successes that
have followed ber in all her delightful
comedies, she this season has added an
other feather to her cap, and sustained by
the press, upheld by the public. Miss
Vickers has achieved an enviable repu
tation as an actress and comedienne.
Read for example what the Omaha Wo rld
Ilerald says of her:
Boyd's opera house was well filled la6t
night with an audience that went home
very well pleased with the artistic work
of Mies Mat'ie Vickers and her excellent
company. The pUy was "Edelweiss," a
comedy drama of genuine merit and many
pleasing situations. Miss Vickers, was
of course, the central attraction of the
stage, but she was not the entire show by
any means, as ber entire supporting com
pany helped to make "Edelweiss" a de
A !kfw I'lrmrra' Alllaaee.
W. C Wilson has recently organized a
new Farmers' Alliance at Bunny Dill,
composed of farmers of Uenry and Rock
Island counties. It has thirty-two char
The officers of the new organization
President Wm. Moore, Rural.
Vice President George Blodgett,
Secretary A. L. Love, Orion.
Treasurer George Lawson, Sunny
Cards have been received announcing
the marriage on Wednesday evening of
Hon. H. V. Fisher and Miss Abbie F.
Steele at Geneseo. Mr. Fisher, whose
two year' term in the Illinois legislature
gave him a general acquaintance and
many friends in this city, is an influen
tial citizen of Henry county, and his bride
is a member of one of the same county's
most prominent and respected families,
and is a most accomplished lady.
Love has no respect for locks, as the
Average bald-headed man can testify.
Am latcrestlac Beetla mt Karal
Tracker r the Yaaac at Ullaoia
Axdalusia, Jan. , 27. The teacher'
meeting was held at Illinois City, Satur
day, Jan. 24, and considering that it was
the second meeting it was a grand success,
the first meeting having been held at
Andalusia two weeks previously. Seven
teen teachers, and a number of visitors
from Drury and the surrounding districts
were present. The meeting was called
to order by Leon Wylk. After forming
into an association Mr. Wylie was chosen
president pro tern. After an informal
talk on "How to Teach Spelling." in
which all present participated in a very
lively entertaining and instructive man
ner for half an hour, we adjourned for
dinner, and no doubt the bountiful repast
which all en j oyed was the great incentive
to the appointing of a meeting to be held
at the same place Feb. ?. After dinner
the following subjects were talked
apon: "How to Teach History." by
Mr. Foryg, District No. 6. Drury;
"How to Teach Reading." by Miss
Hayes, principal of the Illinois City
school; "How to Teach Circulation, by
L. A. Thomas, District No. 2, Drury;
"How to Teach Percentage." by Leon
Wylie, District No. 1, Drury; "How to
Teach Language," by J. G. Britton,
principal of the Andalusia school .
Each handled his subject in a manner
that showed he was familiar with it. Af
ter each subject a few moments were
given for remarks, showing that all pres
ent took a lively interest in each subject.
C. B. Marshall, our county superintend
dent, was expected to be present, but ow
ing to business he could not attend. He
will, however, be present at the next
meeting. The programme for the a ex
meetine, Feb. 7. is as follows:
"Select Readme." by Miss Leq aatte;
"How .to Teach Discoveries," by Mr.
Forgy; "How to Teach Arithmetic." by
Miss Bromley; "How to Teach Diges
tion," by L. A. Thomas; "How to Teach
Spelling," by Miss Snell and Mr. Billard;
"How to Teach Geography," by Miss
Norri?;" "How to Teach Writing," by
L. E. Brookmac; "How to Teach
Language." by J. G. Britton; "How te
Prevent Whispering," by Miss DmneB;
"Select Reading," by Miss Elsworth.
Meeting to be called at 10:30 a. m. A
large attendance is expected- All are
cordiallv invited to attend.
COL. FLAGLER'S PROMOTION.
Him Appaiatmenc as Chirr r Ord
naaee Confirmed An Kaatern fa
prr'a View of the tielcrtlaa.
The.United States senate yesterday con
firmed the appointment by President Har
rison of Col. D. W. Flagler as chief of
ordnance. The New York Times in
commenting on the selection remarks:
The nomination of Col. Daniel W.
Flagler to be chief of ordnance has fur
nished one more instance of the selection
of a junior for promotion. In the line,
the appointments of Major General Miles
and Brigadier General Grierson by Mr.
Harrison were both according to seniority
while that of Brigadier Genera! McCook
was not. In the staff the fluctuations be
tween senior and junior selections, under
Mr. Harrison, for the rank of brigadier
general, have been marked.
Adjutant General J. C. Eelton's was
one of the former sort, but Paymaster
General William Smith's of the latter;
Commissary General Du Barry's was of
the former, and Quartermaster Genera!
Batchelder's of the latter. Surgeon Gen
eral Baxter wa9 the senior medical officer
when appointed, and so was his success
Bor, Surgeon General Sutherland. But
iiow wa have in Co1. Flagler another
junior appointed to the head of a staff
department, be bavirg entered the ord
nance service in 1661, a few weeks later
than the ether two colonels, who were
candidates far the promotion caused ty
Gen. Benei'a retirement.
It is quite evident that under Mr. Har
rison aspirants for appointment by selec
tion cannot count much on seniority
claims. Bat there is no doubt as to Csl.
Flagler's ability and competency for the
duties of the important position to which
be has been called.
Accepted the Ordinance .
8upt. Schnitger, of the tri-city Btreet
railway syndicate, has filed with the city
clerk of Moline acceptance of the Third
avenue railway ordinance in that city to
gether with the required bond in tbe sum
of $25,000, for faithful performance.
The acceptance is signed by C. B.Holmes
as president of the Moline & Rock Island
Horse Railway company, and E A.
Holmes, secretary. The bond is signed
by these two for the company, and by C.
B. Holmes, John Mitchell and Clarence
Buckingham as sureties.
S3 the company decides to accept tbe
citj's terms, to lay a double track when
the city decides to pave, to put on con
ductors, and after five years to pay to the
city of Moline one per cent of the gross
receipts. The streei car people no doubt
thought best to accpt before they were
The pilots' association has issued a
manifesto to the various mill owners and
dealers in logs and lumber, for whom
towing is done during the season, regu
lating the size of the rafts to be handled
during the coming season. The dimen
sions determined upon are as follows,
leaving from the following points: Still
water, 590x260; St. Paul. 659x270; Baef
Slough, West Newton and LaCrosse,
590x270. Lumber rafts are to contain
not more than 3.000.000 feet, and the log
rafts are to be single tiered and within
the above dimensions.
Hard Coal Market.
$7 75 per ton for best anthracite coal,
all sizes, delivered within city limits, 25c
per ton discount for cash. Indiana black
$4.50 and Cannel coal $6 per ton delivered,
cartage added on all orders for less than
one ton; carrying in 25c per ton extra.
E. G. Fbazxb.
A RURAL WEDDING.
Mr. J Boyd McMichael and .Miss
Grace Dow United.
A Happy arriac treaaaay at th
Bealdac af W. II. H. Daw- Near
Haaaataa L,at Evealng,
Hampton, Jan. 30. Last evening a
large nu nber of invited gaesta assembled
at ibe farm residence in Hampton town
ship of W. H. H. Dow and at 6 o'clock
the organ pealed forth a wedding marc1)
under lh: touch of Mrs. John A. Wilson.
Mr. J. Boyd Mc Michael and Miss Grace
P. Dow entered the parlor and taking a
position under an arch of flies, ever
greens aid Cowers, were married. Rev.
McCreigtt, of Milan, performing tbe cer
emony. After hearty congratulations
from all ires?nt a bounteous supper was
partaken cf which all seemed to enioy
and many were tbe words of praise in
favor of the good things demolished oy
the hunsrry guests. Music followed an 1
social games were indulged in until a
very late hour and all departing guests
expressed themselves as having been en
tertained iu a royal manner by Steward
and Mrs Dow, at the same time wishing
the young couple a happy and prosperous
Following is a partial list of the pres
ents: Oil painting, M, F. Schafer and wife;
parlor lamp, F. L Cooper and wife;
berry dish, Sam Devinney and wife;
vases, Mr. Turner and wife; tea and
water sets, A. J. Tubba and wife
and T. Coleman; breakfast castor, J.
L. Noah and wife; silver cake
stand, L. N. Dailev; individual china
set. Dr. J. W. Morgan and wife;
sugar spoo.i and butter knife, Olive and
Esther Thomas; $2, Mr. Frels and wife;
f 1, Mr. Zififler and wife; 50 cents. Mrs.
Freland; B-ireau scarfs, Oscar and Bert
Dailey; mantel ornament, Jud&on Metz
gar; card receiver, Frankie Bryant; silver
nut cracker, and picks, Grsce Lewis;
table linen, Bertie Wells, John and Bertie
Devinney; camp rocker, S. D, George
and Frank Wainwrish; tidy, Fanny Free
berg; letter receiver, Lill Wainright; pic
ture drapery, Grandma Rawe; curtain
ornament, Krs. Effie Brown; bible stand,
3. S. Beals and and family; napkins,
Mrs L. Colrove; cake stand Miss Agnes
Carpenter; carpet and blankets, J. C. Mc
Micbael and wife; check for $ 100 W. H.
Dow and wife; bed spread, John De
vinney and wife; water pet, J. J. Tubbs
and wift-; silrer berry dish, Geonre Tubbs
and wife; silver cske stand. C Schneider
and wife; berry dish. Mrs.and Miss Sutton;
napkin rings C S. Thompson and wife;
pair of blankets, J. N. Vanderslics and
wife; desert spoons. Mrs. N. Wells; silv.r
teaspoons, T. G. White and wife; silver
teaspoons, Mr. and Mrs. Wake: $5. D- M.
Beal and wife; silver pitcber, S. S. Beal
and family; silver individual salt set, J.
A. Wilson aid wife; china berry and
6au-e dishes, L. F. Cralle and wife; egg
and f ru t disbes.G. Wa-nwrichi and wife;
bible. Frank Naylcr; table linen and pair
vases, 9. W. Heath and wife; Marseilles
quilt, C. T. Carpenter and wife; Persian
rug, C. W. McMichael and wife; cut flow
ers, L. F. Cral'e and wife; album. Nettie
and The mis McMichae'; set sauce dishes,
cups and saucers. Mr. and Mrs. White
man; antique rocker, Abe Adams and
family; reclining c&air, a clothing firm.
Rock Island; antique pitcber. Robert
Savage and wife; bible. Louie and
Frankie Don; soffiC stand, Mamie Schaf
fer. John A. Wilson contributed much to
th? oq' rrj making of tbe occasion by bis
originality and good nature. In fact ha
made tbe event a memorable one to host,
hostess, bride, .room and guests.
Mr. and Mrs. McMichael will reside at
the co jnty farm with Steward D w.
PALMER ALL THE TIME.
First, Last and Until Elected is
Two Ballots at Springfield Today Aad
bo Change Yet-Membfri Pair off And
are Excused Other Proceedings.
Springfield, Jn. 30 Special.
But two ballots ere taken today in the
senatorial coatei.t and no chance. Fifty
members one on each side of the house
paired off today, and they will be excused
to tbe Tuesday forenoon session. Many
of them ill go borne, and it is thought
that the session of Saturday or Monday
will present no qnorum so thit no vote
will be taken.
Representative Taubeneck has the
unanimous consent of the house to haye
a committee appointed to go with him to
Columbus, Oai), to investigate the
charges against h m there.
Joint rtsolutiot s were offered respect
ing the death of Secretary Windom .
Hamlet, Jan. ill The roads are Tot
the best weconld wish for, but neverthe
less our busy and enterprising farmers
manage to dispose of and have their pro
duce to market,
C. M. Boyles, of PerytOD. is; reported
Mrs. J. Candor, who hw .been sick for
the past ten weeks is improving uodir
Dr. Stewart's care.
About thirty of our young people were
entertained at C. B. Halsiead's Sunday
Miss Ida Gorman, of A'eio, is home
for a few days.
MIsb Boyles, we understand, has re
sumed her (11 work, but will return the
first of March, probably to remain until
The festival given bj the M. W. A. was
a decided success.
Mr. Cook is doin; excellent work in
the school this year and it is to.be hoped
his services may be te;ured for the en
e nine term.
Read and profit by it I have been a
great sufferer for some time from lum
bago. I tried Sal va .ion Oil and it gave
me entire relief.. Joeh H. Jones,
Deputy Inspector, Tobacco Warehouse,
Though a man mar not like business
he should act busint as-like.
J. X. MoHTaoet,
ONE NIGHT ONLV,
Saturday, January 31.
Engagement ef that favorite German dialect
la her latest and most successful comedy
A tale of Switzerland and the Alps. Comedy
inwrwpersed with tear, laughter. Mug
and music Beautiful eostnmet esnec
ia.ll v imported. Natural scenic
effect A play. In Itself, a de
lightful story of pathos aud
Pr:ces J5, 60 and 75c.
Seats on sale at Harper Hoase Fhanaacy.
Thnrsdsy Jan. 9th.
Shelf Oil Cloth,
Room atid Picture
"Picture Cord, Twine, Nails,
and Hooks at lowest prices.
Call and see.
C. C. TAYLOR,
First door east of London
The Little Jewel
DAVE YOU SEEN IF !
If yo i want a !aaij of any k.a l. it
will pay jou to bee what I have. The
range in price i? from 18 cents up. aad
tbe varierj acd etjle is jut as jeat.
Chi A AMD Glas.
1609 Second Awcur.
Lloyd & Stewart,
SOL AETS roR
13 n ii lap Ilate-
J. M. BEAKDSLEY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW Office with -J. T. Een
woithy, 17 Second Avenne.
JACKSON & HURST,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Office in Rock Island
National Bank Boilding, Rock Island, I1L
l.D. 8WXENBT. O. L. TiLIIL
SWEENEY & WALKER,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW
Omce in Bengetou'e block. Rock Island. IU.
McE-MRY k McEXlBY,
ATTORNEY'S AT LAW Loan money on rood
security, make collections. Reference, Mitch
ell ft Lynde. backers. Offioe In Pottomc block.
FOB SALE EVERY EVENING at Crampton'a
News Stand. Five cents per copy.
DSS. RUTHERFORD tc BUTLER.
GRADUATES OP THE ONTARIO VETBRNA
ry college, Veternary Physicians any Surgeons.
Office. Tiad&ll's LWery stable; Residence: Over
Asters Bakery, market square.
WM. 0, KULP, D. D, S.
OPTICE REMOVED TO
Rooms M, 17, 28 aad 21,
Take Elevator. DAVENPORT, IA,
. ' KawtPAFta Aorsansua Boaaav (10 Soruaa
Tinware And Hocsk
1612 SECOND AVENUE.
ALL THIS WEEK.
Clothe Pin, per'iozen
Toilet Sov, per do. n
Checkers and Boards complete,
We will this week r.-cj've a larp LIpment of
will bt-fin oar Annual luvent ory on Wedneslsy, and in order to redsce oar stuck of
Fine t-tatiotM-ry, we will ou Monday and Tuesday gie
20 Per Cent Discount
on oo r entire l:m. K mem ber lb s for two days oniy.
KINGSBUKY at fcON 1703 Second Avenue.
We Set thePace, Let Otbers Follow ITtliBy Can
KA.NN & HUCKSTAEDT,
N . uj 1S13 Stcctd .vesae.
C ffcr to tbe rtb'.ic the most brilliant line of the reason in
Lounge? and Couches
Chamber Suits j Eat Racke,
Si!e Board. Wardrobe?,
Centre I.ibsart and Parlor Tables, Etc.
A. J. SMITH a SON.
DRtlPERY, GRILLE WORK
A. J. SMITH & SON,
125 n.l 127 West Thirl Street, Opp. ll&tosic Temple, DAVENPORT.
-WALL PAPER COMPANY-
312, Twentieth St.,
And Postoffice Block, Moline. ROCK ISLAND-
FTKE WALL, PAPER-KzelosiT agents 'or the foUowicrsli UrvtM Wsll Psr
,-Facttiriea: Birge Son, Jsaewsy Co., Keberto. Hoboa Co., Jftcvias UsrUand, nc
' - York WsJl Paper Co- and Robert UrsTes Co.
BMOUrt bPBcIaW -Which includes .11Uis Art pssers. Prices frssi IQ ta SO fr eeal
below other dealers.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL,
Japanese Uood. Too are invited to tell u
FA IK, 1703 Second Avenue
I Extension Tables,