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Minstrels tonlht. . , .
' It snowed and blowed .
The sleigh bell are jingling.
City council meeting tonight.
Home made mince meat at Young's.
Dolls, dolls, at W. Trefz & Co's.
Seal caps, muffs and capes at Bennett's
The chorches were slimlj attended yes-,
New line of furs just received at Ben
nett's. Dressed poultry always on hand at.
George Allen, of Port Byron, was in the
city on Saturday .
Seal, bearer and driving gloves at
Bennett's. ' .
The small boy and his gun remained at
George Kingsbury is Ibid up with an
attack of the grip.
, L. A. Manning, of Aurora, is visiting
friends in the city.
The signal service corps seem to have
gotten the worst of it.
When it comes to blizirds, the DaVo
tas are not "in it" with us.
A new line of Dunlap hats for the hol
idays at Lloyd & Stewart's.
Who has any objections to this weather?
It is ideal holiday weather.
All slci!s selling at half value at Mc
Cabe Bros., from 25 cents up.
Try May's "mixed Princess tea"on y
33 cents a pound, worth 60 cents.
Arsenal Council 171, National Union,
holds an important meeting this evenine.
A. II. Iluberman, of Charleston, S. C,
is in the city on a short visit to friends.
Adair Pleasants baa been confined to
his home the past few days with a severe
Prof. Ilirjchburg will test your eyes all
this week free of charge at Thomas' drug
Ilave you tried May's rnix.-d "Princess
tea" at 33 cen's. well worth 60 cents a
Davis & Co. are distributing a neatly
designed calendar to their friends with
Nothing nicer than a seal cap for a
present and Lloyd Jfc Stewart are showing
the fines in the land.
Goods on sale this week and wbile they
last at McCabe B.'os., froaa the Storm fc
Hill closing out sale.
For rent Two dwellings conveniently
located, by Iltyes & Cleiveland, insur
ance and rea! estate agency.
Lloyd & Stewart are arranging their
holiday display and will be right in lice
with the Sales; novelties.
Mr. anl Mrs. EI. Jens, of South Rock
Island, we'cjmed a new girl in
tbeir home Saturday oigLt.
$4 .V)and $5 blankets from the Storm
& Hill closing out 8a le going for $2 3? a
pair at McCabe Bros, this week.
For rent Two good dwellings con
veniently located by Hayes & Cleavelend,
room 12, Mitchell &. Lynde's block.
ftow is tbe time, sleds at hair price to
close at McCabe Bros. Boyi' sleds, girls'
sleds and toy sleds going at half price.
Read McCabe Bros.' big ad. of fourth
page. Big bargains form tbe Storm &
Bill, Chicago, wholesale closing out sale.
A special meeting of the M. E. church
acd congregatton is called for Wednes
day afternoon at 2 o'clock in the church.
Found A ladies fur-trimmed mitten.
Owner can have same by calling at The
Argus office and paying for this notice
The private dance given by tbe Turn
ers on Saturday evening at Turner hull
was well attended and proved a very en
Rev. Ida P. Ilitlton, pastor of the Uni-
tarian church in Moline, lost her voice
while in the middle of her discourse lost
evening and was obliged to -dismiss her
Send in Xcnas orders for wild turkeyp,
quail, mallard ducks, lobsters, frog sad
dles and fiih to Harry Smythe at L.
Harms'. Tthphone 1147.
The new public l.brary tooica are al
most ready for occupancy, except the
putting in of the furniture, which will
require at least 10 days' time.
The compositors in the office of the
Davenport Leader are out on a strike ba
catise of the attempt on the part of tbe
office to introduce non-union men.
If you have trouble with your eye
sight go and see Prof. Hirschburg, who
will be at Thomas' drug store all this
week, aid test your sight free of charge.
Prof. Hirschburg, of tbe St. Lu'.s
Optical college, has arrived in the city,
and is at Thomas' drug store, where be
will fit glasses accurately free of charge
all this week.
The iury in the case ot the state vs.
Lyon at Davenport Saturday night re
turned a verdict of common assault.
The trial against George Ilaikes was
A shoe store and a gent's furnishing
goods store will occupy the west store
rooms at present used as annexes to Mc
Cabe' store, as soon as they are yacated
by Mr McCabe.
The many friends of the Bladel family
will be pleased to learn that Miss Nettie
rBisdel's paralysis of the face is fast dis
appearing under the treatnioct of Dr.
Palmer, the mttgnelic.
John Eruse's desire to publicly acknowl
edge his gratitude to all friends and to
the D. O. H. and to the Kraoken Verein
in particular, for kindness and attend
ance at the funeral of his wife.
John Eberhart, of Pitisburgh, president
of the International Giaes Workers'
association, spent baturday night in tbe
city, and spoke to the glass worEers of
this city at Hillier's hall.
The masquerade given by Bleuer's band
on Saturday evening at Armor hall was
largely attended, one of the largest
crowds being present of any dance of tbe
season. All eniiyed themselves im
Miss Anna Rogers, who has been visit
ing in lue city me past lew eliys, re
turned to her home in Alexis Saturday
morning. She was accompanied by Miss
Eva Normoyle who will visit there
couple of weeks.
Louis Englin and wife were given
yery pleasant surprise at their home, 513
Seventeenth street, on Saturday evening.
About 30 of tbeir friends assembled and
presented them with a handsome mirror,
after which a sumptuous repast was served
ana me remainder ol tbe evening was
spent in dancing and social pastimes and
all enjoyed a very pleasant evening.
The Merchants Electric L'ght and
Power company shifted the machinery
and the plant in Moline Saturday night,
and put in a 2d0-liorse power Thomson
Houston generator.affording power for
motors of the same design, those in The
Augcs building and other places in the
city woere motors are used lor power
being changed also Saturday night.
The first annual exhibition of the Free-
port Poultry and Pet Stock association
will be held in thit city, at Wilcoxon's
opera house, Dec. 10. 11. 12 and 14. and
'.he indications arc that this exhibition
will prove a success in every respect
Tbe officers are working hard for this
i nd, and have every reason to bolieve
that the show will be worthy of a liberal
patronage from th people of Freeport
t.na surrounding country.
Wnat is more attractive man a pretty
face with a fresh, bright complexion? For
it, use Pozzoni's Powder.
Used in Millions of Homts 40 Years the Standard.
THE MOLIN33 WAGON,
The Moline Wagon Co.
Manulacturers of FARM, SPRING AMD FREIGHT WAGONS
A.fiill and complete line ef Platform and other Siting Wtpnrjp, especially adapted to the
Wugterrtiade. cf m potior workmarjrlilp and finirh. jlluemud Price List free on
application. Bee the MOLIJiB WAGON before purchasing.
A BRUTAL BATTLE,
A Four-Hour' Dog Figlit to the
"Ottawa Jim," the ret or the Kork
Inland Mporm, Lne lit Life
as If Hi Adverry.
Tbe muck talked of fight between the
canine, "Ottawa Jitn." and an unknown
dog occurred on the Ellsworth road, just
outside Chicago, at 4 o'clock yesterday
morning. Tbe dog pitted against "Ot
tawa Jim" was "Turk, ''the famous Bos
ton dog, owned by Farmer Brothers, ot
Chicago. Tbe fight was for 1400 a side,
and was witnessed by a large number of
sports, among them about 13 of our local
The betting rn in tavor of "Ottawa
Jim" from tbe start, be being the favorite
all the way through the fight which lasted
4 hours and 38 minutes, and ended in the
deuth of both dogs, "Ottawa Jim" expir
ing a few moments before bis adversary.
It is said by those who were present that
the Ottawa dog was punished tbe least
and to all appearances died from sheer
"Jim," though originally belonging in
Ottawa, had been ia Rock Island for
some time, and wbile be ha 1 a little scrap
in Davenport last summer, he tie vet hid
a severe tight. He was htld in somthiog
akin to awe by the dog tanciers here
abouts, and tbey are all wearing black
When looking for Xmas gifts, don't
all to Etop in at
Two. More Ballets Without
o Mtilal h unite Mliown In the
Voi--Jtandins by Their
Washinhton, Dec. 8 Crowds filled
the corridors of the house this morning in
spite of the heavy rtin. Two billots were
token for speaker -howmg everybody
standing stubbornly by Lis candidate.
The first fotllot resulted a follows:
CiispOt. Miles JM. Springer 17. McMil
kn 19 lUtrh 5. Stepht nson 1. The sec
ond bnllot gave tbe same as the first ex
cept Milis who cainod one. The caucus
sojourned until 2 o'clock.
SILVER QUESTION IN CONGRESS.
Only rreldeniiil Vrto Can Itemt the
1'ree Coinage Mn.
Xkw Yokk, Dec. 7. The Press prints
tbe result of a poll of the Fifty-second
coagresson the silver question and gives
the following summary: Senate For free
coinage. 18 Republicans, ;I6 Democrats
(Bnce not counted) total, M; against free
coinage. 80 Republicans; 3 Democrats
total, :tt. House of representatives For
free cainase, 9 Republicans, VV3 Demo
crats total, 171; acMinst free coinage, 70
Republicans, H Democrats total, 107;
doubtful, ft liepublicaus, 4S Democrats
total, M. Mjrity in the bouse, 1;7. This,
The Press ml 1. precludes the possibility
vf a free silver bill becoming a law, as the
president's voto would kill it.
Nwl of 'Km for Blaine.
Brooklyn. X. Y., Dec. 7 The Brook
lyn Daily Eagle publishes interviews
with most of tbe conspicuous Republican
leaders in Kings connly as to tbeir pref
erences for tbe next presidential nomi
nation. With the exception of a dozen
for Harrison and one for cKinley, tbe
persons interviewed desire and predict the
nomination of Blaine.
Aim w nippinc l'fliRt.
Wilmington-, Del., IK-c. ".William
Wood and Kdward Smith, whit men,
were earh given, forty lashes at Xewcastle
Saturday liy Sheriff Simmons. They bad
been convicted of burglary and assault
on an old man and two women. They
suffered greatly, although the sht-riff wa
easy on Wood. They will also serve five
years in jail. The two men also stood for
an hour in the pillory. Elias Seejtars, a
negro, couvicted of horse stealing, stood
one hour in the jiilory and received
twenty lashes. He will serve six months
Ie Moines Cotton Mill destroyed.
Dks Moines, Dec. 7. The D. Moines
cotton mills were destroyed by fire Satur
day. The mills have In-en in operation
four years, and were valued at tH'O.lKtO,
Tbey were the property of Mason Bros,
of this city.
The Cnkf-K Miiot Have ll-eii finod.
Wist New ton. Pa., Dec. 7 A year
and a half ago Mrs. Anna Dick suddenly
lost her voice. The skill of wrll-kuown
physicians from a distanc? was em
ployed, hut to no effect, and the young
lady resigned herself as best she could do
to a silent life. Friday at the breakfast
table she electrified the whole family and
astonished herself by tbe sudden discov
ery that, her voice was restored. The
first words she uttered were "more
Procter Lunger War ferret a rjr.
Washington, Dl'c, 7. The resignation
of Red field Proctor as secretary of war,
was accepted Saturday by the president.
Mr. Proctor took his seat in the UniUd
States senate from Vermont today.
Tlie Forester t;irla Captured.
Shawneetown, Ills, Dec. 7. A roes
sage recieved Saturday from the sheriff of
Cannon county, Tenn., states that Caro
line and Belle Forester have been arrested
at Wydbury, that state. These are the
girls who Nov. 24 assailed tbeir stepfa
ther, near this city, shooting him four
times in the head and then after pounding
him leaving him for dead. Sheriff Sands
J eaves for the prisoners as soon as a requi
tiou can be bad from Governor Fifer.
Tin Ilffl Iirwtr f ToI.et Articles.
316,574 bottles B ush of Rases sold in
18U0. You know I could not have sold
so much if Blush of Hoses was not as
represented, a sure cure for Dimples,
freckles and bl ickheads. In 1893 I pre
dict it will be sold by every druggist, and
used by ever ladv and gentleman in the
United Siates. f . H." Thomas will sud,
ply you at 75 cents per bottle.
and inspect his line of holiday goods,
which is always the largest and best in
the city. While some competitors blow
and bluster, bear in mind that J. Itamser
never misleads the pyblic by sensational
advertisements, but bas the goods, both
in quantity, quality and endless variety
to show the public at prices that are rrght,
and pczz'e competitors. His line of gold
spectacles and opticaf goods is immense.
Clocks in endless varieties; solid silver
and plated ware in innumerable styles
and designs; more fancy stone rings than
all the other stocks in the city put to
gether. His stock of diamonds, com,
prising rings, pendants and brooches, is
unsurpassable. Mis line of watches, in
cluding diamond atuded. fancy var
iegated, raised gold, ornamented and
plain, 13 THE LARGEST IN THE
THREE CITIES. Call and be con
vinced. Remember she place,
1827 Second Avenue, Rock Island.
Our Fall and Winter Over
coats will bear the closest in
spection, and the gentleman in
the picture says he can find no
fault with them, not even with
the button holes; they are all
wool and as widr 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 ARNDT, Manager.
1728 Second avenue.
'When Found Make a Note Of.'
When the professor ttrikes
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
New arrivals in Fur
Muffs, . "
One lot black muffs not
man j' g it
! . "V'! wool
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We are fast opening our
holiilnv 1inndk'rriiif lim,1. : ,.. i
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soiner than ever. v- h,i- !,-, r
i lot ladies' and children's ; k:iv ,i
: on tlx--,- MaVv-s ','
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Special values in ladies' and j Kxanii; rri,:.:.f r.
gents' silk handkerchiefs and ! at
mufflers. i 95c Pair,
i lot 3c.
Ami on up to $j.
Hock Inland. Illinois.
THE LARGEST STOCK OF
Furniture and Carpe
IN THE THREE CITIES,
1525 and 1527
CLEMANN & SALZMANN
ROUND OAK STOVES
irc tlie I3cst.
Why bay the imitations? for all others are only t
when you can buy tbe genuine
BECKW1TH ROUND OAK
For nearly the same price at
John T. Xoilskcr
Who has also a fine line of WOOD MANTLES, REAR
GRATES, ETC. Sole agest for the celrat-1
ACORN AND ALADDEN STOVES AND RANGE
Cor. Twentieth Street and Thir-Uj
Billiard Parlor Sample Rood
No! 117 Eighteenth Street.
JAMES T. C'CONNOR, ! Proprietors.
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n.. -n iM riV K EBY and TINWARE. We h.vc cBl' I,,cll;iii1;oi
AHjone wishing any thlus in our line for ThshfSW-"u 0 Jjfd W6'
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