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THE AKGUS; FBLDAY. NOVEMBER 27, 1801.
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Sled sale at Taylor's.? -; , '
Rubbers at the Boston. '
Killing prices atthe London.
Ereniog slippers :Tbe Boston.
Fruit of all kinds all Browner's.
Thankful that the London is with us.
Supper tonight at the U. P. Church, 25
Try our $1 50 boy's shoe it will wear.
Rubber gloves and mitts at Bennett's
glove store. '
Chickens and turkeys at George
J. C. Adams and wife have returned
Furnishing goods at killing prices at
Judge Lucian Adams spent Thanks
giving in Chicago.
Men and boy's pants at killing prices
at the London.
Gloves and mitts for everyone at Bee
netl'8 glove store.
Ladies' fancy warm slippers in all
Harvey Randall, of Port Byron, was in
the city Wednesday.
Children' overcoats and suits at killing
prices at the Lmdon.
Miss Eva Burgh has returned from her
long visit to Colorado.
$ 50 capes sold this week for f 40 at
Bennett's glove store.
Men and boy's overcoats at killing
prices at the London.
Take a look through McCabe Bros',
shawls tomorrow a. m.
H. II. Martin, of Blick Eawk. wss in
the citv a few hours todav.
We have a large line of men's 6lippers
at aheap prices at the Boston.
Now is the time to buy yourself a nice
cape and muff at Bennett's glove store.
Otto Herkert has accepted a position
as trivcling salesman for George Mattes.
Miss Mamie Yates has returned to her
school where she will begin the second
O jr 2 50 fair stitch extension sole
shoe for ladies is equal to any $3 shoe in
the city. Boston.
Mrs.-B G.Ciiltonand daughter, Mits
Luu. are paying a 6hort visit to Mrs. F.
W. Young at Beardstown.
Overshoes at the Boston.
Depu'y County Clerk and Mrs. Hub
bard rej ice- in a diughtcr w ho arrived
just in time 'or Thanksgiving.
Corontr t)avid Ilawea and wife at
tended a Thanksgiving fatn'ly reunion at
the horn; of the'r soa Frank at Fulton.
Try a pair of E. P. Reed & Co's cele
brated fine shoes for ladies and you will
wear to o'.her. For sale at the Boston.
The Leader. Davenport's new after
noon daily, has just received one of Dex
ter & Co's. improved folders, which will
be placed in position in a few days.
Uen. W. A. Schmitt has moved bis
family from Edgewood park into the
house on Nineteenth ' street owned and
formerly occupied by Alexander Steel.
John Schmidt, formerly of this city but
now employed on a farm near Reynold,
was thrown from a wagon Wednesday
afternoon, and sustained severe injuries
about the head.
Killing prices at the London.
Special sale Until closed we will sell
ladies' Dongola house slippers at 5Uc,
worth 85c- sizes 1-7. Get a pair before
they are gone. Boston.
Rumors are rife of a social surprise
that a handsome young man who prides
himself on his voice, will soon pride him
self on the possession of one of Rock Isl
land's school teachers.
Policeman. Etzsl shot a valuable horse
for Edwards & Walsh at Tindall's livery
stable yesterday, which fell and broke i's
leg while plowing in the ditch where they
are paving on Moline avenue. The horse
was valued at $150.
The eleventh annual ball of the Broth
rhood of Locomotive Firemen occurred at
Armory hall last night. The hall was
appropriately decorated with the great
headlight of the order besides lanterts
and signal fligs which were everywhere
yisible through the hall. It was largely
attended and proved as it always has a
very er joyable affair.
Ladies' storm rubbers Boston.
Park Commissioner Jackson has cotten
all the Spencer square ornaments, such as
are movable, stowed away for winter, and
they together with those which remain in
the park, will be retouched and brightened
in the spring. The floral beauties of the
Fqunre will receive particular attention
next year. The inland employes who
donated the eagle in the" west triangle,
placed a nicely lettered plate on the base
of the ornament yesterday.
At the bride's home in Colona on Wed
nciday evening at 6 o'clock occurred the
marriage of Miss Amanda Peacock to
George W. Wood, of Moline. Rev. J. T.
McKnightof the latter place officiating.
The brid is a well-known and highly re
specie J joung ldy of Colona, and the
groom a prominent attorney of Moline,
where th j happy couple will make their
Mrs J. sUMahon accompanied by her
son Rich rd. of Chicago, left on Wednes
day forSn Antonio. Tex., where her eon
Edward, formerly night operator in the
Western Union telegraph office In this
city, lies in a critical condition. His ail
ment is consumption which was brought
on by inhaling sewer gas in the basement
or the Grand Pacific hotel in Chicago
where be was employed by the Postal
This morning's snow fall was the first
real test of the ekc'.ric cais and as early
as the cars were out the "croaker" was on
hand wita his ever ready "I told you so,"
and ' I I new they couldn't run when it
snowed," etc., but again he was doomed
to bitter disappointment for early in the
morning Assistant Superintendents Hill
and Hunloon were ont with their para
phernalia and succeeded in keeping the
tracks in such shape that the delay was
barely noticeable. The difficulty en
countered during the day demonstrated
the value of the conductor, too, as a
general u ility man, and his cooperation
with the motorman contributed in no
small waj to getting ''a move" on a stuck
Care In Making Axes.
An ax i. subject toriicid tests lx-fore It ii
pronouncvtl perfect. The steel must le of
tlic required temper, the weight of nil axes
of the san e size must be uniform, all must
bo frrounil alike ami in various other ways
conform to an established standard. The
inspector .v'uo tests the quality of the sund
does so by hammering the blade and strik
ing the eU.:e to ascertain whether it be too
brittle or lot Anas that breaks during
the te:-t m thrown aside to lie made over.
Before the material of an nx is in the
proper sh) pe it lias been heated live times,
including the tempering process; and the
ax when completed has passed through the
hands of al out forty workmen, each of
whom has done something toward perfect
ing it. A:'ter passing inspection the axes
go to the grinding department and foom
that to the polishers, who fiuUli them upon
emery win els. Manufact urer and Builder.
Where Embroidering Comet I'rom.
The con. moii old, embroidering hand ma
chine of 127, with few improvements, is
the one th it is used Unlay for the millions
of fine en broideries that are sold to all
quarters of the globe. There are perhaps
23,000 of them in use in eastern Switzer
land, the i, umber of the needles averaging
about 250 to the machine, and the number
of st itches not exceeding 2,009 to t he needle
As emb-oiderers are paid on the stitch
basis only, and sometimes as low as 4'4
cents n h indred, they have ver3' small
earnings lift after paying their threaders
and other .-xpenses. At the preseuttinie
lifty cents, sometimes less, is a fair average
of the daily earnings of a hard working
embroider-r, who mnst toil a long day
with head, hands uud feet working his
machine. Boston Commercial.
Tliejr On g tit To Re Gratified.
M apiso , Kan., Nov.27. Several days ago
notices were posted in several parts of the
town calli lg on the mayor to stop drunk
enness and gambling in the town. No
attention was given to the matter, and
last Sundry evening some women broke
the plate j. lass front of Demallorie's drug
store and i lo of the mayor's residence.
Two of th women aie knownand say they
want to bt arrested, as they want to bring
the matter to a head. The damage will
amount to about $300.
Finding 1'taiU in the Siucmon.
Virginia, Ills., Nov. 27. The Sangamon
river pear hunters are still meeting with
very good luck, and now have a large ac
cumulatioi of pearls. Charles Carlock
and Mr. Sargent have made several good
hauls in tl e river. Tbe lucky hunters so
far have sold to St. Louis and Chicago
pearl dealt rs about 1,000 wort h.
Chicago Keats Cornell.
Chicago. Nov. 27.- The Chicago uni
versity and Cornell college (Ithaca, N. V.)
teams plaj ed a match of football at the
south sid! base ball park yesterday, of
which it may be said that Cornell "wasn't
in it." Th?re was a large crowd of people
present, and the colors of nearly every
college team in the country were visible
in the grai d stand. The game was a hot
one, notwithstanding, the cold weather,
but in the eud the score stood Chicago,
12; Cornell, 4.
The New Jecretarjr of War.
Boston, Nov. 27. A dispatch from Rut
land, Vt., to The Globe says that reliable
iuformatif n confirms tbe rumor that the
president has decided to appoint General
Lewis A. Grant, assistant secretary of
war, to the secretaryship made vacant by
the resignation of itedfield Proctor.
CaUH of Lord I.yt ton's Ileal ii.
Pauis, Nov. 27. The autopsy on the
body of tlu late Lord JUytton shows that
a clot of 1. 1 xid acting qn a heart already
weakened by organic trouble brought
about cleat l.
M'iarunitin WIiik Hie l'cnnnnt.
MlI.WAVUEK, Nov. 27. The Wisconsin
University team won the pennant of the
Northwestern College Football league
here yester lay. The score was 40 to 0.
Ft Leu ma ism is like sand in the bearinvs
of machinery. Hood's Sarsapatilla is the
great lubri -ator which cures tbe disease.
SS:. fr k5k H H Ba Nik.
Used is Millions of Homes 40 Ytars the Standard.
A Ioga Fine Mathematical Head.
A fat skye terrier stood wagging his
fuzzy tail ou a Fifteenth street corner. Ua
looked up at ?i:s master as much as to say,
"Let ns play . something."
"Bobby knows more than many a hu
man being," said his owner proudly, to the
group of young men with whom he was
talking. "Ijet me show you a few things
that he can do. Bobby, go find a fire
The skye terrier looked up and down the
street for a minute liefore deciding which
way to go. Then he saw a lire plug oppo
site and-started for it.
"Get up on the fire plug, Bobby," cried
Bobby got up on the plug and snt there,
still wagging his tail. Presently he re
turned and his master told one of the
other young men to put down a nickel and
a penny on the sidewalk.
"How many cents are there on the pave
ment, Bobby?" asked his owner.
Bobby barked six times.
His master picked up the copper penny
and said, "Now, Bobby, how many cents
Bobby barked five times.
His owner picked up the nickel and put
down the penny, saying, "How many cents
are there now, Bobby?"
Bobby barked once.
His master picked up the penny and put
down the nickel.
"Suppose I take two cents away from
that, Bobby," he said, "how mauy will be
Bobby barked three times
"Suppose I take one cent away, how
many will be left?"
Bobby barked four times.
"Suppose I take four cejiu afcwy, how
many would be left?"
Hobby barked once.
"Suppose I take five cents away, how
many would be left?"
Bobby fcuiked up at his master, wagged
his tail and was silent.
"That's correct, Bobby; nothing would
!e left," said the master. "You are a very
good dog. Go into that shop, and be care
ful to shut the door behind yon, because
the day is chilly. 1 will join you in a mo
ment." Bobby walked into the store on the cor
ner, went ljehind the open door, pushed it
to, and was not teen again. Washington
Made Ilich by a Dream.
Before Watts, the discoverer of the pres
ent mode of making shot, had his notable
dream, the manufacture of shot was a
slow, laihrioits and consequently costly
process. Great bars of lead had to be
pounded into sheets of a thickness nearly
equ.il to the diameter of the shot desired.
These shot had then to lie rut into little !
cubes, placed in a revolving barrel, and
there rolled around until, by the constant
friction, the edges wore off from the little
cubes, and they became spheroids.
Walts had often racked his brain trying
to discover some liettcr and less costly
scheme, but in vain. Finally, after spend-
log an evening with some boon compan
ions at the alehouse, he went home, went
to bed and soon fell asleep. His slumtiers,
however, were disturlied by unwelcome
ilreams, in one of which he was ont again
with "the boys." and na they were stum
bling home it liegan to rain, shot beauti
ful globules of polished, shining lead in
such numliers that he and his companions
bad to seek shelter.
In the morning Watts rememlH-red his
curious dream, and it obtruded itself on
his mind ail day. He began to wonder
what shape molten lead wonld assume in
falling through the air, and finally, to set
his mind at rest, he ascended to the top of
the steeple of the church of St. Mary, nt
Kedcliffe. and dropped slowly and regular
ly a ladeSfnl of molten lead into the moat
below. Descending, he took from the bot
tom of the shallow pool several handfuls
( the most perfect shot he had ever seen.
Watts' fortune was made, fur from this
txploit emanated the idea of the shot tow
rr, which ever since has been Che only
means employed in the manufacture of tbe
little missiles so important, in war and
ort. Philadelphia Bulletin.
Smashed a Street Car.
Chicago, Nov. 27. An Ashland avenue
street car was run down yesterday at a
crossing near Fortieth street by an engine
of the switching association. The car
was utterly demolished, but miraculously
no one was seriously injured, tbe hurts
suffered being slight bruises, cuts, and
burns from the car stove. Ten in all were
injured, as described above.
Recognized liatkeley'a Requisition.
NEW York, Nov. 27. Louis Weinberg,
who had been confined in the Hudson
county (N. J.) j-iil for several weeks,
charged with having committed a bur
glary in Connecticut, was taken to that
state Wednesday. Governor Abbett rec
ognized Governor Bulkeley's requisition
papers and duly indorsed them.
Terrible Accident in Russia.
Sr. Petersburg, Nov. 27. An accident,
attended by many deaths, is reported as
having occurred on the railway between
Orel and Griazowetz, in northern Russia.
A train plunged off a bridge into the ice
in the river below. Twenty-six corpses
have been recovered and there are sup
posed to be more in the wreck.
Thinks "Hill and Itoiea" Would Win.
TorEKA, Kan , Nov. 27. The Atchison
Daily Patriot, the oldest Democratic pa
per in Kansas, has nailed to its masthead
the names of Dtvid IVnuett Hill, of New
York, for president an l Horace Boies, of
Iowa, for vice president The Patriot ha-
hitherto been a strong Cleveland paper.
Cieorje's Polished I.rc.
"What's the matter with Washington's
legs?" Kvery stranger who gazes for the
first, time on the statue of the immortal
George which stands before the subtreas
ury invariably asks the question. From
the top of the head to the knees of the
tattle the bronze is dust covered and
weatherworn; from the knees down the
legs are brilliantly polished and shine like
All sorts of Ideas are advanced as to the
jause of this, but the real cause is a very
timple one. There are hundreds of jani
tors who live in the big buildings along
Wall and the neighboring streets, and the
majority of them are heads of families.
In the evening, when t he district around
about the subtreasury is as silent and de
ierted as a city of the dead, the children of
these janitors come forth and have the
wildest, kiml of romps ou the steps of Ua
;le Sam's strong box.
It is considered n daring feat by the
mnller lioys to go out on the pedestal
which supports the statue and climb up
one of the legs. The constant repetition
of this produces the mysterious polish.
New York Commercial Advertiser.
Sunday Newspaper Statistic.
Talking iilvout newspajiers, I dissected
Dm; of the New York Sunday papers the
:t her day and found it was made up as
rollows: It contained 252 columns. Adver
tisements, i:;.; local iolitics, 8; shopping
news, fi; art icle on t he census, C; stories, (j;
athletics, ti; foreign news, i; a prominent
woman's baby, 2; short editorials, f; dra
matic news, K all sorts, 15. Tot.-il, 2TC
columns. I was unable, after a careful
learch, to find out where the Sunday part
Df the paper was. Now, reading at an ordi
nary gait, it took me 7 minutes to read one
column of tin; said paper. Seven minutes
to 1 column means just 29 hours and 24
minutes loi."i2 enlumns. Now, deduct 29
hours and a half from Sunday aud it does
not, leave much time in which to read your
Bible, to go to chnrch, get acquainted with
your family, visit the sick, anil get the eat
ing and sleeping lielonging to the daydone
with. New York letter.
Our Fall anl Winter Over
coats will bear the closest in
spection, ani tbe gentleman in
the picture says he can find no
fault with them, not even with
the button holes; they are all
wool and as wid- as you care to
have them; artistically trimmed
and in point of style and fit
they are not excelled, not even
by the merchant tailor. Our
prices are always low enough,
quality taken into considera
tion. Snide goods we refuse to
handle at any price. It's al
ways safe to trade at the
SAM AR2JDT, Manager.
172S Second avenue.
Ills Mouth Was Closed Finully.
Sjicaking of closing up time reminds me
Hint there are very few people who know
When to keep their mouths closed. I saw
lu example of the fact, Sunday. A young
man who had engaged1 in a heated discus
lion with an elder and more muscular man
they had lieen talking politics was being
led up thfe avenu&by two friends who had
lucceeded in separating the disputants just
hi time to prevent, a fight. Seemingly all
trouble was past, but just at this juncture
ihf, young man applied an opprobrious
epithet to one tf his friends who was lead
ing him, and ' the nest minute he was
iprawling on the sidewalk, where the friend
bad knocked him. Now If he had kept his
month shut but we all know how it Is.
Detroit Free press.
'When Found Make a Note Of.'
When the professor strikes
the key his apt pupils will
make a note of it with no un
certain sound. Musicians
would do well to make a note
of this address 1726 Second
Avenue where is located the
musical emporium, of D. Roy
c I NTIRE
"We are the only ones here that
sell genuine Sealette Plush gar
ments. We have the exclusive
agency for these eoods in Rork
Best plush made.
Our guarantee goes with every
.AH jackets n;
ny that assur-s a o-w f pa'l
garments win coTof, M
than garments mJ . 0mt
Plush. Buy th w u: n?iic
TO KEEP TaiXG3 motv
week, even if orJ 0
are not tavorabl i JI Cadltlc
DRIVE IX CLOAK
We have a lot of Xewi , I
that don't seemto iH
make them sell.
LOT i, 9.75:
T rrn a-. . I
LOT 2. $ucv-v
were $8.50 to VC0
Rock Island. Illino
THE LARGEST STOCK OF
urniture and Carpe
IN THE THREE CITIES,
1525 and 1527
124, 12C and 128
CLEMANN & SALZUANN
ROUND OAK STOVES
Are tlic I3est.
Why buy the imitations? for all others are only that,
when you can buy the genuine
BECKWITH ROUND OAK
For nearly the same price at
Jolm T. Xoftsker's.
Who has also a fine line of WOOD MANTLES, HEARTHS,
GRATES, ETC. Sole agest for the celebrated
ACORN AND ALADDEN" STOVES AND RANGES.
Cor. Twentieth Street and Third Ave.
113 and 115 Brady Street.
DA VEX POUT, IOWA.
ROOMS 50c to 1.00 Per Day.
. , THE OLD RELIABLE
Has a full line of CROCKERY ami TINWARE. We iMit;V " .
Anyone n is hing any th-ng in our line f.r Tli:inkvx t: ' v '
MRS. C. MITSCH, 1314 Third ATft
Manufacturer of all k!ad? of
-BOOTS AND SEOE3-
Gents Fine Shoes Aspeciaity. Repairln:; done Ecat'y sndprorr.; ;iy.
A hnrfl of innrmtror.& rciictfnUv ftolicltcd.
181S Second Atcd
avenport Business College
. COMPLETE IN ALL DEPARTMENTS.
FOFICATALOGUES ADDEESS r,,..rVcTt,l
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