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Balk olirei at Young's. ;..
Kate Claxton at Harper' theatre Satur
Tomorro w Mclntire Bro cloak sale
. Read closiog out sale cf the Elm street
Remember tomorrow Mclntire Broa'.
Watch for Young's opeaing of t ne
New games for the home circle at
Crampton & Co.'s.
Look out for a great crash in prices at
J. D. Psiton, of Atlanta, G, is in tbe
city visiting friend.' ' ' .
Go to the E'm street shoe store f jr
boots and sbces at cost. ,
Call tomorrow and see the cloak dis
play at Mclntire Bros'.
Aldermen Johnson and Bladel left In t
night for Cbicego on business.
F. Q. Young, the grocer, expects to
have his openiag soon. Watch for it.
Nice persimmons, Florida oranges an 1
all kinds of fruit at Boro's fruit stand.
Leave your orders for hay, grain and
feed at Underbill's store, Market square.
You have a special invitation to Mcln
tire Bros', cloak sale tomorrow souvenirs.
A meeting is to ba held at the Harper
house Saturday night to organize a local
Traveling Men's association.
Inquiry is being made in the county
court this afternoon into the menttl con
dition of Umpbrey P. Tjler, of Moline.
Division Superintendent W. B. Tbroop,
Trainmaster J. C. Stanton and Bridge
Superintendent Thorn, of the C, B, &
Q., were in tbe city today on business.
O. Joseph, of the London Clothing
company, accompanied by Rowe, who
has been visiting in the city the "past few
days, left last night on a business trip to
E. T. Wilson, of Rural, was in the
city yesterday. Mr. Wilson's wife and
children have returned from a visit to
Mrs, Wilson's fatber, W. H. Stewart at
New Ross, Ind.
It has been erroneously announced
heretofore that the seats for the Red path
entertainment tomorrow night would be
sold at f 1 and 35 cents. Tbe prices are
50 cents and 35 cents.
Dr. W. L Allrnisone of the newly
elected dirtc'ors of tbe Davenport &
Rock Islar.d ttreet railway company and
D. H LoLdetbsck r mains as ma tag; rig
director. It is believed tbe latter is the
oming president of the company.
The Argus U the re-ipient, through
the coureey of M. F. Underbill, of a
choice assortment of apples from Mrs. E.
J. Pillsbury, cf Lynn Centre, HI., and a
friend of The Argus. The apples were
grown on a tree planted 64 years ago.
Joseph Oeiger and A. McDonald, dele
gates from St." John's and St. Joseph's
branches, respectively, of tbe W. C. U.,
left last night for Quincy to attend tbe
state convention of that order which
opens there today.
Master Cecil, a young lad of Hbout
eight summers, is tbe star of tbe Red path
troupe, which title he richly deserves.
He is everything that Is claimed of him,
and his happy and pleasing manner
makes for him hosts of friends.
Mayor McConocbie, City Attorney
Haa arH Messrs. O. L. Walker. lienry
Curtis, Fed Gss and William Jackson
went to Peoria this afternoon to attend
tbe canal right of way condemnation pro
ceedings in the United States court.
Alvin Ray Burton, 8-months old son
of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Burton, died last
night at 11 o'clock of dysentery. The
funeral will be held tomorrow at 2 o'clock
from , Mr. Burton's home, corner of
Twenty-eighth street and Seventh ave
Mrs. Wright, of Moline, who was or
dered committed to tbe insane hospital at
Jacksonville, was refused admission by
that institution on account of her not be
ing a res'dent of tbe state. Mrs. Wright
came to ter daughters' in Mo:ine from
LaCrosse, Wis., only a tnort time ago.
Miss Oteen. residing on Fifteenth
street, was unfortunate enough to get her
right index finger caught in a machine in
which her brother was chopping sausage
meat yesterday afternoon, an emputated
tbe end of that member. It was after
ward dressed by Dr. Plummtr.
Tbe Redpath Concert company ap
pears at Harper's theatre tomorrow night:
"There is, perhaps, no better known
pianist in America than John Francis
uiiut-T oi Busiuu. He is also a composer
of high standing, bis production being
popular tbe world over, where pianos are
known." Rochester, (X. Y.) Union and
Anyone desiring to purchase produce
j the load can leave orders with
M. F. Undtrhill, at Evens' old stand on
Market square, wbere thev will receive
prompt attention. For some time
Mr. Underbill did the buying for the
syndicate street car barns in the two
cities, and proved himself perfectly re
liable. Hits Chamberlain whistles her way into
ti e good graces of the audience at once,
by her flute-like music. She has also made a
hit in her own composition, 'An Oriental
Dince," accompanying herself on the
puno. This air is sweet, lively and ex
actly suited to Miss Chamberlain's phc
The R -;d path concert company is to ap
pear at Harper's theatre tomorrow even
ing, "Miss Elitb Christie was recognized
as tbe treat success of ths evening. She
40 years the standard.
fWS ?SFrif fSfel
' ' (811 lSl!l"f
A Pure Cream
TATXOB'S ONE 8POON.
Contains Alum and Ammonia.
Dr. Price gives larger and fuller cans than those
of any other Baking Powder manufacturer.
Above cut represents the comparative size of one pound can each
'Dr. Price's," Royal" and "Taylor's One Spoon." These cans were
set side by side, then photographed down in exact proportions to
admit the plate in this space. Ask your grocer to set a one pound
can of any other brand alongside 1 lb. Dr. Price's Cream Baking
Powder, and observe the difference, as illustrated above.
Adulterated powders may usually be detected by their heavier
bulk, as shown by the 6mall cans, and tiese scantily filled, often
containing a circular to help fill out the cans. It is a singular fact
that many of the ammonia and alum bakin j powders are advertised
as "Absolutely Pure," All official examinations prove that it would
be safe to reject all powders labeled absolutely pure. .
The economy in using Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder does
not consist alone in the fact that much larger and fuller cans are
given, but Dr. Price's is a stronger, purer and more wholesome bak
ing powder than any other knowni Does better work, and goes
farther, hence more economical in every way.
What woman would use an ammonia or alum baking powder if
she knew it ? Such powders not only undermine the health, but
ammonia gives to the complexion a sallow a ad blotched appearance.
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder is reported by all
authorities as free from ammonia, alum, lime, or any other
adulterant. The purity of this ideal powder has never been
questioned. ' . '
jggT'Acoept no substitute it may conceal ammonia or alum
bas arT admirable control of tbe
mechanics of violin playing, her tone is
of excellent quality, and stronger than
can be obtained by most performers.''
Tbe Hartford (Conn ) Courant.
C. H. South, of Milan, em
ployed in testing new corn
husker at Crampton's Stition,
near Orion, this morning, in some way
got his arm caught and before the ma
chine could be stoppe I it had ground bi -arm
almost to a pulp The unfortunate
man was taken to Orion where the arm
was amputated, and he is getting along
well, th'iug i suffering intense pain
When yo'l walk along tbe streets
and see on tbe back of a gentleman's
coat a spot oi grease, you can safely
conclude that be is a smoker or that he
has been the victim of a crowded street
car; and that be has hern a patron of
the rear platform, and there are many
persons who are carrying tbe mark
It is tbe result of leaning against the
current regulator of the car. The mo-
torneer removes bis crank which exposes
the center rod, which is kept thoroughly
oiled and when tbe handle is off it is dis
astrous to the man's clothes who chances
to lean up against it, and not a few oaths
have been the result of such learnings.
Kate Claxton, "Bonnie Kate," is as
bonnie now as ivcr. Her bair is just as
rich with its tint of gold, and her face is
as fair and as full of laughter. If bard
work and a firm intention to add to her
thousands are a hobby, then Miss Cl.x
ton is beset with O je. Her greatest ven
ture, the magnificent revival of the ''Two
Orphans," like all tbe other plays in
which she moves, is as much a cbild of
her brain as it was of the brain of D En
nery, tbe author, the bas been an ac
tress so long that to act has become a
second nature to her. She will be sien
at Harper's theatre Saturday evening.
Herman Jcska, brother-in law of Call
Achtermann. proprietor of the C. O. D.
laundry, died suddenly of pulmonary
tuberclosis at the home of tbe latter yes
terday afternoon. Mr. Jeske. who drove
the deliv.ry wagon for the laundry.
had been a sufferer from tbe disetsu
which caused his dea'.h for sooie time
past, but it was not considered serious.
He was net as well as usual when be
arose yesterday morning, but ate a hearty
breakf ist and shortly after complained
of not feeling well. He did not go out
on the wagon as usual, and &b Jut noon a
physician was summoned, but tbe ycung
man grew rapi ly worse and expired
shortly after 3 o'clock. He was 23 years
of age and has two brotbes and three
sisters wbo bvo been no!i9c1.
THE CATTLE BARONS.
THEIR DAY WAS BRIEF, BUT IT WA8
GREAT WHILE IT LASTED.
Today will begin our annual clearing
sale of etchings, engravings, photographs
and water colors which will continue for
three days only. At the liberal discount
which we are making at 25 per cent
should reduce our stock v. ry ma'erially
Do you want a picture for a Christmas
present? If so you can save f's by buy
ing it now.
Geohge H. Kingsburt'8 Art Stoke,
1705 Second Avenue.
TERRIBLE RAILWAY WRECK-
Fifteen Tenon Reported Killed on the
Burlington at Monmouth, Ills.
Burlington, la., Oct. 2L A railway
wreck is reported nt Monmouth, Ilia., on
the Burlington road, by which five pas
sangers and an engineer were killed. No
Chicago, Oct 21. It is reported here
that fifteen persons were killed in the
wreck at Monmouth.
Yoorheet Has Mia Pocket Picked.
Richmond, Va., Oct. 2L A gang of
pickpockets followed Governor Hill's
party to Richmond. Monday nbtht ten
or twelve well known persons had tbeir
packets picked. Among them was Sena
tor Voorhees. who was relieved of his
pxketbook containing about 70D in
drafts and about $50 la money.
Is Dahlen a Contract- JnmperT
Chicago. Oct. 21 William X. nhlen
of the Chicago League team, yesterday
signed witb tbe Milwaukee, of the Amer
ican association, and will cover third base
for the Brewers next season.
The Weather We May Expect.
Washington, Oct. 21. Tbe fo!!owin lire
the weather indications tor twenty-four hours
from 8 p. m. ye.ster.lay: For Iowa General T
fair, slicbtly cooler weather; northerly winds.
For Wisconsin Generally fair weather: coolir
by tonight; winds becoming northwesterly.
For Lower Michigan Fair, slightly warmer
weather; winds becomiaj; southerly. For Up
per Michigan Generally fair weather; station
aiy temperature in western, warmer in east
ern portion; westerly win is. For Indiana and
Illinois Generally fair, slightly warm p
weather, except cooler by tonight In north
western Illinois; winds beiotuiiuc northwest
Signed lor Anson's Club.
WASHlNGToX.Oct. 2L Secretary Young,
of tbe Natioual base ball league, has ef
fectually set at rest the rumors that the
star players of the Chicago League club
would be members of tbe American
association club in that city next season
by announcing the following contracts
made by President Hart, ot the Chicago
club, with players for next season: John
P. Lnby, w illiam Shiver. A. C. Gum
bert, J. J. Cooney, W. R. Wilmot, T. E.
Burns, M. J. Kittred;:e, Thomas P. Vict
ory. James P. Kyan, W. F. Hutchinson,
N. F Peffer. William F. Dahlen. and
Cliff 8. Carroll.
Races at Carfleld Park.
CHICAGO, Oct. 21. Winners of the races
at Garfield park yesterday were: Fita
bergb Lte, ? mile, 1:03; Longwell, 1 mile,
1:44; Pendleton, 1 116 miles, l:49tf; Sun
ah ne Whisky, mile, l:VS Lorenso,
B. Cirkenfeld offers tor sale bis entire
stock of books, stationery, confectionery
and toys, ice cream parlors and fixtures
comtlete. Alo his property for sale or
rent for any number of years to suit
"Give me an ounce of civil, gocd
apothecary to sweeten my imagination,"
and a 25 cent bottle of St Ivation Oil to
cure my bom's lame foot.
They Thought They Owned Texas Cntil
the Man with the Hoe Came Along Too
Fast for Them FnlBUment or the Edi
tor's Prediction Uttered at the Feast.
The career of the cow baron was abort
but picturesque. Ten years bro be thought
be owned Texas. He counted his long
horns on a hundred hills. He held con
ventions. Five hundred of bim sat down
to a $5,000 banquet at Dallas. Tbey drauk
champagne from big goblets. Diamonds
as big as pecans which grow in the Concho
country sparkled on the bosoms of the
baron's wife and daughters, when he
wanted legislation tbe baron went down to
Austin and got it. He shouted "Free
grass!" and he called the farmer who
moved in and settled upon tbe water
courses of bis range "a nester." His cow
boys were his feudal following and knew
do law but his decrees
One night near the end of the session of
the legislature the barons and their friends
entertained behind closed doors. It had
been a period of satisfactory lawmaking
for the cattle Interests. Everybody wbo
was present felt good. A governor who
once said that Texas didn't want immi
gration sat at the head of the table.
Speech after speech waa made. The cattle
interests were eulogized. "Tbe nester"
was ridiculed. Such newspapars aa bad
begun to rebel against the arrogance of the
barons came in for bard raps, and finally
tbe governor in a spirit of fair play called
for the only newspaper man present to de
fend his craft. Nettled by the sarcastic
flings to which be had been listening, the
speaker replied, half angrily:
"Gentlemen," said be, "yon may have
your sport tonight at tbe expense of the
despised 'nester.' You may think you are
strong enough to defy tbe press and public
sentiment, but let me tell you one thing:
A man with a hoe has poked his nose over
your wire fence aud is looking at yon to
day. You'll kill him, of course. I know
that very well. Tomorrow there'll be two
men with boes looking over that same
fence. Kill the two, and tomorrow there'll
be four men with hoes looking at you.
Kill them, and tomorrow you'll see eight
men with hoes in the same place. It isn't
in the nature of things, gentlemen, for an
acre of land which will raise twenty bush
els of wheat to be given tip for all time to
tbe possession of the five dollurcow. Mark
what I tell you. In ten years tbe man with
the hoe will have you ou the run."
Tbe barons laughed. Rut it was their
"last banquet." They had never heard of
"the man with the hoe" till then. Ten
years? The prophet gave himself an
unnecessarily long limit. He might have
cut bis time in two. Five years after the
prediction was uttered the baron's reign
was over. "The man with tbe hoe" was a
reality. lie had a pair of nippers in his
pocket and walked through the baron's
fences. To-day "the man with the hoe" is
everywhere. lie is a Texas proverb. As
you get ofT the cars at Fort Worth his pic
ture, ten feet high, confronts you.
THK CATTLE COMPANY FF.VER.
In 1STS and 1ST0 stock cattle roamed over
three-fourths of Texas. The ranges
stretched from the Gulf to No Man's Land,
and from Fort Worth to El Paso. Those
cattle were worth eight dollars a bead
wbcu there was any market at all for them.
Tbey were called dogies in east Texas, sea
lions down by tbe Gulf and long horns in
the Panhandle. In the price bad
crept up to $12.50 a bead. Then the cow
Damn burst bis shell. In ISS2 these same
cattle went to $22.30 a bead and held that
for two years. There were 10.000.000 of
them. Money poured iu from tbe north
and east to buy at this advanced price.
Cattle companies were formed, more than
a hundred of them. Stock was sold right
and left. Blocks of it were taken with
avidity by men wbo had never seen Texas
and never expected to see it.
Toone lookiug back upon that wild rush
iuto the cattle busiuess, it seems as if a
mania must have taken possessiou of oth
erwise level beaded men. Nobody can tell
the amount of capital which flowed in
from the north to be invested in cattle.
But it never flowed back. Everybody
loaded up, and then tbe prices began to
drop, drop, drop. They went clear back to
tbe point from which they bad started, and
the tenderfoot and his money were parted.
Fast as the baron's wealth waned, his
wealth in politics and his prestige in busi
ness departed faster. Five years after Dal
las had given the baron a $3,000 bauquet
there was none in the commercial metrop
olis to do him reverence. Five years after
tbe baron had been shown at Austin by
Colonel Bill Sterett the handwriting of
"tbe man with a hoe" on the wall, the leg
islature had decreed an end to "free
grass." Tbe baron was buying or leasing
the public land for his cattle to roam over.
The despised "nester" bad shouldered the
boe and was moving in steady ranks over
the ranges to the northwest, to the west
and to the southwest. It was a strauge
WHY THK STATE DID NOT SUFFER.
And there are still several counties to
bear from. Some of the surprises that
are taking place in this new country are
almost laughable. A man came down
from the north aud discovered that i little
way out of Fort Worth there was some
latid naturally adapted to melons. He
mimed bis product theSylvania cantaloup.
He is growiug 2.ouo acres of Sylvania canta
loups and shipping them to tbe Kocky
mountains. Think of fruit in Texas! If
the youngsters who now beset the trains
at station after station witb baskets of
peaches and pears that come around a few
years ago, the cowboys would have used
tbe fruit to do the William Tell act.
It was the romance of the cow business
which departed with tbe cattle barou. The
reality is still here. John R. Hoxie, who
built the million dollar packing house in
Fort Worth, says Texas bas gained these
grain growers aud lost nothing in live
stock. He bad a discussion not long ago
with some rellow capitalists who were
mourning tbe supposed "decadence of tbe
cattle industry. Mr. Hoxie disputed their
forelxxiings and the assessors' returns, for
county after county were examined. "We
found," said Mr. Hoxie, "that in those very
counties where the most land bad been
turned into grain growing, live stock bad
increased instead of diminished."
The explanation is easy. The long
legged, racer built steer is a thing of tbe
past iu all this region which the graiu
grower has invaded. A stocky, 6hort
horned animal has succeeded to "the pos
session of what grass land is left. And
tbis newcomer, instead of rustling all win
ter until his ritis show, consumes straw
and fodder and cottonseed meal. St.
WJ C I NTIRE
Of the Week:
Every case of melancholia should at an
early date be put into tbe hands of a com
petent physician who can have the entire
control of it. .
Thursday, Oct 22, represen
tatives of one of the largest
cloak houses in the United
States will place on exhibition
in our cloak department their
entire line of capes, jackets and
wraps of every description. An
unusual opportunity for select
ing a stylish wrap from a very
Thursday, this week.
If you don't care to purchase
we will be pleased to see you
tri. J- 4 km t
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to al! la,i '""JiCto
room win hP?n .4
r that Mi,; ?k
time or,. ne:
Some tdeaMnt ...
atr.nlr -V. . '111!
THE LARGEST STOCKOF
Furniture and Carpe
' IN THE THREE CITIES,
1525 and 1527
121, 125 and 128
CLEMANN & SALZMANN
ROUND OAK STOVES
Wh T7 VuiTT rim Jmi'tofinnciO frit nil nfUnn nmr.JnlW
when you can buy the genuine
BECKWITH ROUND OAK
Fox nearly the same price at
John T. JNoftskers
Who bas also a fine line of WOOD MANTLES, HEiHTHS,
GRATES, ETC. Sole agent for the celebrated
rtrTT A vri i x TiTi-niT nmnTTTin tti T) vnXS
AJjiiUiJJjiN S1U VU5 ALU JWUWH
Cor. Twentieth Street and Third Arc.
113 and 115 Brady Street.
RnnVfSfiO tn &1 HO Par Tlov
Manufacturer of all ktade of
BOOTS AND SHOES
Gents' Fine Shoes a specialty. Repairing done neatly and promptly
A share of jonr patronage respectfully solicited. , . ,., n
1818 RccnnA Aveuuc. Uc-ct U--
B. F. DeGEAE,
Contractor arid Builder,
Offlco and Shop Corner Seventeenth St.
anri nATAn th A tnniifl
afAU kinds of carpenter work a specialty. Flans and eetlmstes for all ot ',:1LS,
furnished on application.
Q)avenport Business College,
COMPLETE IN ALL DEPARTMENTS.
lTrT PiTll Ai'TtTfa a T"kTT rrc-a
J. C. DUNCANDareJ:
THE POSITIVE CURE.
J ELY BROTHERS. 66 Warm BU New York. FricoHJcta.