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THE CHECKER CHAMPION.
Jtnft P. H4, the World's Vod r,
Blindfuldrd Orfrate Four Loral Ex
pert How He Did It.
Reed tbe champion checker player of
the Uiiiled States, vacquiebed blindfolded,
foar crack, local players, Woods. Evans.
Owens and Cloutrh at Moliie Saturday
Tbe Dispatch give9 the appended ae
count of tbe contest:
Tbe checker contest between James P.
Reed, of Chicago, and H. S. Wood, of
MoliDe, at tbe McKinnie block resulted
in Mr. Reed's winning all of the six
Kames played except tbe second and
third, which were drawn. At the close
of this series a gentleman named Me teal f,
who was introduced by Walter Chambers
of Divenport, to k a seat at tbe table.
Eight games were played, ell of which
were won by Mr. Rped. Mr. Metcalf is a
stranger to A. W. Valentine and II. 8.
Wood, eich of whom is acquainted with
most of tbe expert checker plajers of this
section, Some Davenport ge i tie men who
were Over here in the eveiiing had no
knowledge of any such gentleman living
in that city, and thi9 leads to tbe conclu
sion that possibly the stranger is a Mr.
Metcalf, of Milwaukee, who is an expert
checker player. In the tvening the
rooms were filled wi'h devotees of tbe
game, who had an opportunity of wit
nessicg some uausui'ly tiie playing.
Quite a large number of these "were
First came two cmes between Mr.
Reed and John A. Evans, of Moline. both
won by Mr. Red. Tnen came the
event of tha evening, in which
Mr. Reed, blindfoldej" cirried on
four games at the name time. His
opponents were H S. Wood. John
Owens and John A. Evans, of Moline.
and Mr. Clough of Geneseo Mr. Reed
sat in one corner of t&e room and each
move by one of bis oopnntnts was an
nounced to him by A. W. Valentine. The
facility with which Mr. Reed kept in
mind tbe positions of each p ece on each
one of these four boirls and announced
the moves to be made for his own side of
the game?, was a complete wonder to all
who saw him. The result w is that all of
the games were won by Mr. Heed.
After this Mr. Reed played a series of
games with John Owens, who secured one
draw, wbice f jur gam-;s wen: lost to Mr.
Mini Heie HraJ'a Hirthday fatty -Various
Pleasant Uat tiering.
Miss Bessie Ileal gaye a very pleasant
party to a number of her young fr ends
at her parents' h jrne, corner of Twelfth
street and Fourth avenue last evening.
The occasion was Miss Bes-h's fifteenth
birthday, and was at'ended by about
thirty young people. Light refreshments
were served an 1 a very pleastnt evening
spent in social amusements. The follow
ing is a list of thoe present:
Lydta Kai pe
Johnny Jordan '-'eoGue
Willie Donaldson llarley OoutUsou
Krecl K.'ttiili Willie If a neon
(ieo Watt fcoy Porter
Morris camp Sons of Veterans gave a
fine entertainment last evening in honor
of its first anniversary. Tbe exercises
consisted of an adJiess by J. B Lidders
organ solis by tbe Misses Bixby and
Hemenway; as Dg entitled -'Waiting" by
Mr3. Minnie Ransom and one en
titled Ojntle Winds" by the Misses Edna
Davis and F-ncie IUnsom. After this
the drum corps gave an exhibition. This
was followed by the mpper and dancing
and other amusement. Tbe W. R. C
provided the supper.
The Misses Rosen field g ive a progres
sive cinch party at their parents home on
Third avenue and Eleventh street last
night. About 15 couples were present,
refreshments were served and a very en
joyable evening spent
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Fry living on the
bluff weie surprised by a number of
neighbors on the occasion of their
twentieth we!ding anniversary last
evening and presented with a dinner ser
vice acd otber table ware, etc.
Trouble with liagtoy.
Wool Why did Bagley fail in his
conn try paper enterpnue?
Van Pelt He struck a town where the
people were all first and second cousins;
they knew all the news a wesk before he
could get hold of it. Harper a Bazar.
The Man and the Dog;.
Chappie What! Don't you remember
Cholly? It was he who bad the beautv
ful dog down at the hotel last grimmer.
Maud Ah! I remember nnn now.
What became of the dog? New York
The Money Sale.
Needy Client If I lose my case
don't see how von are to be raid.
Lawyer Oh, don't worry about that,
my dear sir. The lawyer on the other
side is my partner. New York Weekly
Anxious Mother As I paged the par
lor door 'last evening I saw Mr. Nice-
fello's face very, very close to yours.
Lovely Daughter Y-e-s, ma, he's so
near sighted. Good News.
Too and I.
Johnnie What is an egotirt, papa?
Papa It is a person, my son, who tells
von about himself those things which
you want to tell him about yourself.
Would IX He Could.
Merriman (entering) There is a man
out there who would hxe to t ee you.
Graves What kind of a man?
Merriman A blind man. Lowell Cit
Mifcs Lillie Raehfrud is in Chicago visit
Hob. H. C. Cl.veland left for Chicago
Mrs Fiederick Schwatba left for
Chicago Ust night.
C. C. Mcluti e returned this morning
from his western trip.
Ralph Webster, of Cordova, is visiting
at tbe residence of Capt. Wbisler.
Don't fail to see the Rock Island Ath
letic club entertainment at the fair to
Prof. Hiss and M E Moore, of Dav
enport, in a four round glove contest ut
tbe fair tonig:t.
Richard Gale, the boy charged with
burglary in Milan, will have bis bearing
in the county court tomorrow. .
Burglars entered the C, B. & Q depot
at Mcline last night and stole a number
of local tickets and alsa a punch for
stamping the date.
This summer-like weather must cease.
The signal service bureau has ordered up
tbe blaca flig and predicts a decline to
16 ab ve by tomorrow morning.
EJward Johnson and Jobo Quigley
pleaded guilty to a charge of larceny in
the county court this morning, and were
sentenced to 40 days in jail each.
Mi. Charles W. Foster. ChUf Quar
termaster of tbe department of the Mis
souri, having been seized with sickness,
his place ou the staff was filled by Maj.
J. R. McGinness. of the or 1 nance depart
ment. U. S A. Mai McGinness served
on Gen. Shermans staff in 1866. St.
The Loyal Temperance L?gion will
give an entertainment Thursday evening
at the United Presbyterian cburch. Be
sides miscellaneous songs and recitations
' Ye Ilitctet Familit" in colonial costume
will give -Ye Hatchet Partie" in mem
ory of George Wash ngton and Lh fa
mous hatchet. Admission 10 cents
Adjjtant General Vance, f the 6tate
militii, has commissioned Dr. C. C. Car
ter, of this city, major and surgeon of
tbe Second brigade, vice Maj. H. B.
Buck, of Springfitl J. resigend. Dr Carier
has been mij.ir of the?ixth regiment for
sometime, and bis promotion is a com
pliment cf wbich all his friends are
A strange acting indiyidu 1 g.ving his
name as Liuia Burget, and claiming to be
on hi way from Freeport to Kansas, was
ams'.rd at the Rock Island depot last
nighi by the police and gives Induing in
the police station. He does not eem to
be well balanced mentally, and tonight
will be started on bis way to tLe state
where he uad ubtedly belongs.
Ltfayette Lodge, No. 4-t K. of P. of
Clinton, Ii., Las invited the members of
the order in Davenport, Moline, Sterling,
Morrison and this city to be with them
Wednesday evening. March 4. to witness
work in the second and third degrees
and aiso to partake of a collation. Quite
a number from tbe above chits will be
there and a good time is as-'ured. The
Clinton boys are noted for their lodge
work and &9 entertainers.
He Had a Dream.
A negro had gone to sleep in the sun
on the platform of a railway station in
South Carolina, and some of the boys
put up a job to have some fun with him.
A bag of shelled corn was laid across his
Knees, a second on nis stomacn and a
third on his head. As the weight didn't
waken him, another bag was placed on
his stomach, making about 370 pounds
resting there. He snored away for three
minutes, grew uneasy, began to mutter,
and at the end of five threw the sacks
off and sat up and looked around in a
"Anything wrong, Rube?" asked one
of the jokers.
"Fo' de Lawd, sab, but I'ze had de
worstest dream dat I eber drempt! I'ze
all in cold blood!"
"What was it?"
"Drempt dat I had sich a sore froat 1
couldn't 8waller, an' de ole woman
brought hum two chickens, some yams
an' a possum, an' dun cooked an' eat de
hull outfit wid me sittin' right dar an'
not able to open my moufl Lawd save
me, but didn't I suffer when I saw de
las' of dem chickens gwine down her old
rroatl" Detroit Free Press.
All 'Went Out.
Prospective Beau Hullo, Bobby; is
your sister m.
P. B. Your ma?
P. B. Your pa?
Bobby Nope, They all went out and
left me alone with the fire, but that's
gone out too.
P. B. (sarcastically) Ah, yes; I thought
I saw the fire escape through the window
as I entered. Brooklyn Eagle.
"How did yon like my friend Stubbins
that I brought around with me the other
evening?" said Billy Blivens.
"Oh, very well," replied the hostess.
"He seemed to be a man of good breed
"I should say bo," Baid Billy, emphat
ically. "He owns one of the finest racing
stables in the country." Washington
Mr. Jason threw down his paper and
"What's the matter, Jehiel?" asked bis
"Oh, nothing. I just started to read
something here about 'How to Manage
Scraps.' It was one of those fool house
hold recipes instead of sporting matter,
as I had supposed." Indianapolis Jour
Only One Vote Caataad Torn for
Palmer Aouraaeat ITatll Toaaer.
Bprtsgfikld. Feb- 24. r3pecial I
At the joiut session today Ramsey, of
inton, and Forsytbe. of Will, demo
cratic representatives, and Matthews and
Lehaman, republican senators, were ab
sent, in consequence of which a quorum
did not vote. The speaker voted for
Palmer, that being the only vote cast.
Headen, republican, (poke at some
length upon the delay, but was laughed
at by tbe democrats. The house ad
journed til1 9 a. m. tomorrow.
N:ce fresh buttercuos and home. mail
caramels at Ereli & Math's.
Two fresh milch cows for sale. Ea
uire C. D. Gordon, sheriff's office.
Nice baled hav and atxaw hv ihn inn hr
John Evans at city fcales.
cnocoiate, mint, winterfereen, lemon
and maple cream patterns just received at
ixreu ab mam 8.
E B. McEown sella hard VWui in
lengths, cut or split; soft coal, lump and
uui, corner ruteecin street and f irst
avenue. Telephone 1193.
Order ice cream in brick fornn and t
tbe bes. One or more kinds in each
brick; turns out nice; and easy to serve.
ivreu cc ai&tn can supply you any time.
Progressive euchre ice cream. F.rh
person gets a plate of ice cream with thf
exact cut of a card on top. When giving a
card party have these and order them
from Erell & Math's.
A man who has been somewhat of a
rover says the best place in the three cit
ies to get a good meal is at the Crown
restaurant. No. 1708 Second avenue, A.
B. Johnson, Prop.
Notice to tha Public.
Attention is berebv called to th nuis
ance in regard to throwing paper, hand
uiiia ana omer runnisn on our sidewalks
and streets, which is becoming a great
nuisance to pedestrians and persons dnv
ing horses. The penalty for such offense
under tbe city ordinance, chapter 15. sec
tion 1, 14, is a floe not to exceed one
The police is hereby instructed to see
that said ordinance is obeveri and on.
forced. By order of tbe Citv Council.
Robert Eoeiiler. City Clerk.
Perhaps it is owing to the fierce ttoht
down there that the turbulent Republic of
untie nas recently lost an i
Rev. H. II Fair&i:. D. D.. editor of tbe
Iowa Methodist, says editorially, "We
have tested the merits of Ely's Cream
Balm, and believe that, by a thorough
course of treatment, it will cure almost
every case of caUrrh. Minis'ers. as a
class are fcfflicted with bead and throat
troubles, and catarih seems more prtval
ent than ever. We cannot reommend
Ely's Cream Balm too Li2h!y."
I used Ely's Cream Balm for dry catarrh.
It proved a cure B. F. M. Weeks,
Fresh fiib at F. G. Young's.
A Sure Cure for a Cough or Cold is
Irish Cough Syrupy
Acta quickly, is perfectly safe and never fails to cure all Lung troubles.
TRY IT. ;oc. 25c and 50c Bottle.
Medicine known for all Sidney, Long and Stomach trouble, in
Thomas' Kidney and Liver Pills.
5c a Bottle Samples free
Proprietor of the Brady Btreet
AH kindt of Cat Flower convtaoily on band.
Green Hooves. Flower Store-
One blo.k north of Central Park, tbe largift in la. an BraiyStnet, Davenport, toat.
tSoing Ont of Business.
Furniture, Carpets, Draperies,
13"VILL BE SOLD
Iegretrdless of Cost !
'Credit given reliable people.
The C. F. Adams Home Furnishing House
322 BRADY ST,
The taxes for 1890 are now due r.
payable to tbe township collector at tne
County Treasurer's office in the -court
house. Owners of real estate are re
quested to bring tbeirlast year's tax re
ceipts Id order to save time'in finding the
description of their property on the
books. Davtd Fitzgerald.
In the pursuit of the gooa things of
his world we anticipate too much, we
eat out tbe heart and sweetness of world
ly pleasures by delightful forethought of
tbem. The results obtained from the use
t Dr. Jones' Red Clover Tonic far exceed
tV claims. It cures dyspepsia, and all
nomach, liver, kidney and Wad-ler
troubles. It is a perfect tonic, appitiz-r.
'ilood purifier, a ure cure for agne ai
UriJurial disenfiei Vrio Ifi rerr
Comfletca to Dead wood.
Tbe Burlington Route. C. B. Jc Q. R.
R.. from Chicago. Peoria and 8t. Loui ,
is now completed, and daily ptssfnger
traios are running through Lincoln, Neb,
and Custer. S D.. to Ifcsdwood. Also
to NewcasiU. Wyoming. Sie-piog cars
to Dead wood.
Situation" wnud" and "Hrlo" wntlnrrtl
one week In the Daily Abois FREE.
For Sale. Kent. Exctiaope and Mircellaneone
want interred one day at 1c per wjrd; tbrre
dayatc per word acd one week at Jic per
FOR SALE A HOVSE AND LoT IX HEX
drlx addition, Stith Roclc I!and. wet of
Milin road. nuui e at No. 1!6 Sero A avenue.
ICKLY FL'KMMUD R(VM tOH TWO
Kent emeu at 6-77 Twentieth rtreet.
OY WANTED To at'ent bor-4 and work
aDout a bouse; ca'l at a phtecn. b nrwt
WANTED A BOY 10 TO IS YEARS OF AGE
...... i. i. . - . . i
Croan re-laurant any aft-rnHn.
WANTED A YOCNOMAS To KEEP BOOKS
nn hour each even n. Call at Bunchri
meat market, corner of Four.b avenue aoJ
tn C OF
$200.n and Upwards
For sle, securei on land w.rr, frn.
tnrce to five times the ani'.-uM
of the loan.
tnter-M 7 per crtst emj anxaany. collected and
remitted free of rba-?.
T,.ksv AT La -
KOC'K IAND ILL
C hfap fi mi- f.r n'e or nnt: latl for nrk
n cms, coioi ic tt tiiv-iMiient.
a Wiii,. to 4. '. MRV.
1 li 1 tiry . 1 li-'l 'o Km.
M c I NTIRE
As each season arrives In its torn
seem to grow handsomer.
It is so this snrinp
We are receiving our first purchases
sua oeiore we nave time to mention
the fact many choice things are
being selected by wise people who
know that first ohr!- H.t
Newrobeskin new colorings and de-
Beautifal imported plaid goods.
Plain effects in
French sergs and
Henriettas, including the
Nw browns and
French corn flower bine.
Three Times as
A ary otter rimlUr -
CLEMANN & SALZMANN,
Nos. 1525 and 1527 Second Avenue,
iui No. 124. 12 anl 12 fixtnth Street,
TO REDUCE STOCK
A Chance You Can t Afford to Miss.
We are cScTivg roprccedented values in
Including all of our magnificent assortment of choice
Hats and Bonnets
AT VERY LOW PRICES.
MRS. P. GREENAVJALT
1704 SECOND AVENUE,
ANDERSON COUNTY SOURMASH
$2.50 Per Gallon.
KOHN & ADLER
Rumored to 219 Serenteenth Street
Great Clearance Sale
SCHNEIDER'S SHOE STORE.
I!T OSOSB TO EKDUCE XT STOCK OT
Felt Boots and Shoes,
I win offer iferra for tbt acxt SO data at prie taat aria arlocJaa ercjtedy. Com early
aad Mcor a trrU. Tkry flat Mil rxar&rt of cart.
!M9 Fifth ATeaue,
1 Plaid cheviots.
Black dress goods, immense assort
ment In plain and fancy effects.
' W can't mention everthing.
We want yon to see and hope to hav
yon call and Inspect.
COTTON DRESS GOODS.
The ginghams we are selling at lOo
andl24e are as handsome as the
; Scotch and colors just as fast, fine
New embroider es just In.
Black white goods in great variety.
We show probably twice as many as
yon wUl see elsewhere.
Large a Stock of
rl.; .Lux tt '.a lav- city.
1618 Second Areaue,
Harper Honat Block.