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THE AliGUS; THUKSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1801.
Buy Princess tea at May's.
Dress 3d chickens at L)ng'.
Buy Princess tea at May's. v
Fine large bananas at Lout's.
Cindy for holidays at Young's.
Nice bright Florida oranges at Lang's.
O.-acges 20 cents per dozen at Young's.
The cheapest place to buy candy is at
Corn 88 and 40 cents a bushel at Cool
Dr. J. W. Scott, of Elgiagtoa, wa in
the city today.
Frank DeWitt, of Coal Valley, was in
the city today.
George P. Stauduhar left this morning
Tor O.tawa on business.
The last of the beautiful snow has
practically faded away.
R. A. Pas 'on, of Belle Plain, Iowa, is
visiting friends in the city.
Christmas tree ornaments of eyery dess
criplion at W. Trefz & Co.
A tine line of ladies' and gents' sMppeis
from 75 cents up at Dolly Bros.
Don't forget our nice line of candicf
for Christmas at W. Trcfz & Co.
This weather is most delightful over
head but under foot that's different.
Trio Lodge, No. 57, A. F. & A. M ,
meets for work on the first degree to
Paul Repine is not much of a fisheimin
cut is detail on sparrows, receiving the
bounty f jr 32 today.
The Rock Islatd Citizens' Improve
meat association meets in regular month
ly session tonight.
J. YVeeda, formerly of Rock Iland and
now of Chicago, epent lust night in the
city oa his way to Omaha.
Tue ficeet line of doll busies in the
three cities. Trices ranging from 85c to
f 5. Call and see them at W. Trefz & Co.
The plow factory boys will give a mas
querade at Armory hall Saturday evening
Dec. 12. Costumes for rent at the hall.
Seet Superintendent Harris had the
crossing cleaned this afternoon. The
vub'.icwill appreciate the improvement.
Tne nicest line of toys, games, rocking
horses, dolls and doll buggies, books,
drum, etc . can be seen at W. Trefz &
Mo:'.: If a wil.l eye l mn walks into
your t.ffioe in 1 demands 11,509.000 jast
. reach dinvn into your vast pocset and
1 aid it to him. I', is always the easiest
fiifer. K-unlock.- who from 1850 to
1S5 1 wits a resident of Rock Inland and
has since lived in Davenport, died there
The Phoenix Bridge compaoy is taking
advantage of this weatbir to the fullest
oclent', and .irus.h.iu2 the work 0f ercc
:ioc oa the Twenty-fourth street railroad
la addition to other wed lings an
nounced for the holiday season it is said
that a prominent young druggist and also
a well known and popular hotel clerk will
also join the happy throng.
The Aroxs publishes in full tonight
the president's message in supplemental
!orm in order that it may ba placed be
fore its readers without curtailing any of
the other reading matter.
The merchants are beginning to pet
thtir holiday displays in shape. The
man who doesn't make a fuss about what
he has during the holiday season, doesa'.
deserve to have anything to make a fuss
Krell & Math are moving into their new
business block and will probably be set
tled down this waek. A. 3. Johnson
will move bis Crowa restaurant in'o the
room now occupied by the popular con
fectioners. Clyde Chippie pleaded guilty to Urceny
in the county court late yesterday after
noon, and was fined $35 and costs, and
sentenced to 6) days in the county jail,
tbe;lt.ter being suspended during good
Cfointy Superintendent of Schools C.
B. Marshall has the programme of the
23. h annual meeting of the Illinois State
Teachers' association and sections to
be hell at the capitol building at Spring
field, Dec 29 31, and which many Rock
Island county teachers will no doubt at
Jjnd. J"iiB Keenan, president of the Winona
city council, and Councilmen A. II. Hill,
ntf'C.XJlement; M. J. Kowalls. J. II.
"Nagler and C. A. Morey, , of the same
city, jggistered at the Rock Island house
ast esiping. . and spent the day in the
Tfie mortgage of Joan Mthoney, the
v-ruiasiog Third street grocar. was only f 1,
". 000. wnjle his stock of goods will reach
"$1,200 'or $1,500 in value; more than
enouch to cover the sum of the small
outstanding accounts against him. It
-waa-ciiiArly not because of business com
"plications that he left the city. Diveo-f-ffoftTIEsgiocrat.
Beginning next Sunday quite an im
portant change will be made in the order
of the tiorn'nj service at the Central
PresDyt rim cturch, service commencing
at 10:30 Instead of 10:45. and Sunday
school teing called at 11:45 instead of
9 SO in the main audience room instead
of the I aeement.
The titam belonging to A. G. lluleatt.
of Bow' lag, for which the authorities
were lot king yesterday, was found by
Deputy Sheriff Silvia yesterday af tar noon
at Lorton Bros, stables in Divenport,
where tie man had put up the team while
be went out to see the elephant. He
went ba:k home with the team this morn
ing. Mrs James lltrdin, who has been con
fined to ier bed for several months with
enlargement of the heart, and with fnint
hopes of recovery, received yes'crday
from O.raha a beautiful bunch of tea
roses frooa her niece, Mrs. Gaorge Basler,
and ted ly The Akguj was favored with
a choice cluster of the beautiful flowers
through Mrs. Hardin's kindness.
In tbei r ne w business building which they
are just getting into today. Krell & Math
have set an example to other older land
owners ii that same block to contribute
to the substantial business like appear
ance of Rock Island business houses.
There is not a handsomer block in Rock
Island than the new one of Krell & Math
nd the (tore front and interior is some
thing that any city might feel proud of.
A 325 oorse power engine in the Mer
chants E ectri3 Light and Tower sta'.ion
at Moline went to pieces at aa early hour
yesterday morning while the engineer
was asleerv. The burning of the oil on
the journ ils of the Uisabkd engine aN
trscted tl e attention of a workman in a
neighboring factory, who, hastening over
to the po'ver plant discovered the condi
tions noted. Fortunately for the power
company it had sufficient reserve power
to provide- for the emergency.
Thetrb.lof Andy G. fiord for grand
larceny Chme up before Judge Brannan
at Muscatine yesttrJay. The prosecuting
witness fixed the valua of the article taken
at $91. while expert testimony, which was
calk d in, placed it at $17 to $02. In
Iowa the jury ficds a verdict as to the
prisoner's guilt and the jadge fixes the
p mishmei t. In Giflord's case the jury
f jund the oods were not of enough value
to make It a penitentiary offense, and ac
cordingly Lc will either be acquitted by
the ju 'g s or receive a term of not more
t"ian three months in the county j-iil.
The prisoner was lflre the police
judge in a certain town in Michigan,
which shall loe nameless here for the
sake of th- judge's family, and a police
man stood beside him.
"What's the charge?" inquired the
jndjre, with dignity.
"Disorderly conduct, yonr honor, re
sponded th j gnardian of the peace.
'What vas he doing:''
"Singing 'Comrades,' yonr honor."
Of cours ? everybody in the courtroom
expected the prisoner to get at least
sixty days, bnt it was not to be so. The
judge, instead, innocently inquired of
"What's 'Comrades?'" and the cop
fainted. Deiroit Free Press.
Felt Sorry Tor It.
Morrison -I hear Stiver met ihe prince
Morrison What did fv.ivcy say to
Janson Apologized for leing an
"That's a fine hotel 1''
"Why thh' sarcastic tone?"
"They chf.rj'!l me corkajro on alottle
i'f paregoric for my baby." Harper's
'Witntcil it Saddle.
Pert miss, to Eleventh street conduc
tor who asked lier to move farther front,
'I wonld, bnt I can't ride bareback."
Jonah vras the first of tlie ancients to
torn his attention to interior decoration.
Yju Can Bsly
Upon Hoo Yt Sarsaparilla ab a positive
remady for every form of scrofula, Bait
rheum, boiii'iimplei and all oilier diseases
causca by in pure blood. It eradicates
every iraouri y and atthesime time tones
and vitalizes the whole system.
Constipation, and all troubles with the
digestive org ins and the liver, are cured
bv Hood's Pi. Is. Unequalled as a dinner
Do not cot fuse the Famous Blush of
Roses with ti e many worthless paints,
nowders, crei.ms and bleaches which are
flooding the taarket. Get the genuine of
your druggist, T. H. Thomas, 75 cents per
bottle, and I guarantee it will remove
your pimples, freckles, blackheads, moth,
tan and sunburn, and give you a lovely
ll'lS:- Til ;
ji.-TAiizad in Millions cf Homes 40 Years the Standard.
And four Others Crushed by a
ELEVEN DEATHS AT TWO FIRES,
And SI, 000,000 in 1'ioperty Dentroyed
A Terrible Serletof I'atalille at I.ouU
IIle Four Firemen Cmiilit and Killed
Six WrU and a Man Hemmed In By
Flamea Because There Were No Fir
Fscapra Sickening Details of the Oc
currences. Louisville, Dec. 10 During the paRt
few hours ft, (00,1-00 worth of property has
been destroyed In this city and eleven
lives sacrificed. Atb-20 Tuesday evening
fire broke out in the building of the Boone
r.iper company on Main street, between
Sixth and Seventh, causing a money loss
of $05,000, The smoldering heat from this
fire caused an explosion in adjoining
buildings at 2 o'clock yesterday morning,
and another conflagration occurred that
not only destroyed the buildings and
stocks of Bamberger, Strong & Co.;
Wooifolk, Payne & Co., Bliss, Wilson Si
Co., and others, but sent four firemen to
' Caused by Criminal Carelessness.
Only a few hours later, and bnt a square
away from the scene of the previous dis
asters, another explosion and fire occurred
in the Christmas goods establishment of
Frank A. Menne & Co., resulting
in the destroeting of the building and
stock, the burning of six girls and one
member of the firm. All these disasters
occurred in less than fourteen hours' time.
TLe loss of life at the Menne & Co. tire
is chargeable to criminal ditrerrd of the
law requiring fire-escapes upon all such
structures as the on- where all tl:ee
young lives ended in the most horrible of
How the Firemen Were Caught.
The lire nt 2 o'clock yesterday morning
resulted from an explosion in the cellar
of the lioone Paper company. The tin
men had the flames under control and
weie preparing to leave when a terrible
noise was heard; then a wrII fell outwnr l
and all was confusion. The No. 1 hook
and ladder company was immediately
uuder this wall ami its members were
buried. Four came out alive, but, iheothtr
four were raucht and held until burned
to a.hes. The men killed are: William
Davis, Thomas Moore, S;ni'.iel Baker and
The Firms Horned Out.
After this explosion the flames spread
with rapidity, ami by 7 o'clock two-tbirds
of the block between Hxtb Hnd Seventh
on Main s&eet was in ruin. The firms
burned ont were: F. V. Johanboeke & i
Sons; eiler. Wooifolk, Payne company;
Bliss, Wilson Co.; Bamberger, Srrong
A: Co.; lioone Paper company; Kirscu
Bros, cv Co; Charles McCord; the New
Albauy; Charles Rosenheim; A. W.
Brute and C. Monk.
When looking for Xmas gifts, don't
fail to stop in at
aid inspect his line of holiday gooda
which is always the largest and beat in
the city. While some competitors blow
and bluster, bear in mind that J. Ramser
never misleads the public by tensational
advertisements, but has the goods, both
in quantity, quality and endless variety
to show the public at prices that are right,
and puzz'e competitors. His line of gold
spectacles and optical goods is immense.
Clocks in endless varieties; solid stiver
and plated ware in innumerable styles
and designs; more fancy stone rings than
all the other stocks in the city put to
gether. Ilis stock of diamonds, com-,
prising rings, pendants and brooches, is
unsurpassable. Ilis line of watches, in
cluding diamond studed, fancy var
ieeated, raised gold, ornamented and
plain, 13 THE LA.UGE3T IN THE
THREE CITIES. Call and be con
vinced. Remember the place,
1827 Second Avenue, Rock Island.
AWFUL FATE OF SIX GIRLS. (23
Imprixoned l Iron ;ratiiie for the
Flames to teed Ffion.
But the worst was to come. While the
firemem were doiug their utmost to get
cmtrol of the flames on the Sixt'i stmt
bio k there was a series of explosions on
the square above, aud almost in an in;ant
fie four-story building oc ipie.1 is a
w jolesale candv store by Frank A. Menne
o- Co., at 157 West Main street, was a
mass of blue, red, green, and other col
ored flames. In some unaccountable way
the Immense stock of Christmas fire
works stored in the lower floors if Ihe
building had become ignited and there
was Mich a display as was never licfore
No Way to Kscape Their Doom.
In the upter floors of this f.mr-tory
structure twenty men and girls were em
ployed. Those on the foil rth floor jumped
out of tha window to the roof iieneath,
the rear of the store being only two sn -ties
hiphjlmt those oa the third floor were
hemmed in and burned, the !a-:k win
dows, the only ones on the floor, havir.g
iron tratincs over them. The whole front
of the building was a mass t.f flames.ai.d
escape that war was impossible. Tie
ac-reams of those imprisoned on the thhd
floor could lie heard for a block. Th"te
was absolutely uo way out for them, how
ever. Seven I. larkeneil Corpse Kt-corered.
Quickly as possible t he firemen got into
the ruins, nini in a short time Ihe first
charred body was carried out. One by
one the blackened masses were brought,
forth, until seven bodies were in the tem
porary morgue. These were: Amanda
B-lckey, West Market street; Georgia
Kern, 13-I2 West Main street; Annie
Lockbart. IS.'O Cain street; Barbara
Bell, 12J:t Rodgera street; Charles Kiru
mel, Clara li iuch a-id Ada Pnrke r.
He Saved Two Lively
Allen Grimes, one of the persons res
cued from the fourth floor, told the story
of the fire as follows: "Almost as soon as
the cry of fire whs heard by us smoke be
gan pouring into our room, and every
girl uuder me lost her presence of mind.
The only escape was-through the back
window, and I made for if, having first
seized hold ofc Clara Kauch, Lou Kern,
and Katie MeOarvey. We made our way
to the rear window, and I threw Katie
McGarvey and Lou Kern out of it, where
they fell safely upon the projecting porch
of the t bird floor.
Clara lianrh's Fatal Frenzy.
"When we reached the window Clara
R .uch was clinging to my arm, and I was
about to cast her out. to the other girls.
To my horror, however, she suddenly
broke away from me ami went back into
the flames and smoke. I searched every
where for her. but she seemed to have
perished. I then jumped to the roof of
the third flooi, and with Kittie McGarvey
and Lou Kern made my way to an ad
joining roof and escaped. The last I
remember is that I was taken borne in
the patrol wagon."
The Weather We May Expect.
Washington, llec. in. The fuJlowin? are
the weather ll.ilirntlons for tweutv-fnur hours
f rnm 8 p. m. esteriay: For Iowa Generally
fair westher; souihweterly winds; colder tn
nurthwesiern, t-tatinua.y temperature in
outheastern portion. For Wisconsin Fair
weather; except showers in extreme northern
portion; westerly win is: colder ia northern,
stationary temrcra'ure in southern portion.
For Upper Mioliituii Sh Kvrs: c ihler in east
ern, stationary temperature iu western por
tion; westerly wimU. For Lower Michigan
Fair weather in south' ru, occasional showers
in northern portion; westerly wiiido; sta
tionary temperature iu bout heastera, cooler
In northwestern nrtlou. For Indiana i ud
iilii.oio- Fair weather; southwesterly wintis;
slight changes in temperature.
Our Pall anl 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.
172S Second avenue.
'When Found Make a Note Of.'
When the professor ttrifeea
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. Eoy
New arrivals in Fur
One lot black muffs not
many go at
We are fast opening our
holiday handkerchiefs hand
somer than ever.
i lot ladies' ami children's
i lot 30-
And on up to Si.
Special values in ladies' and
gents' silk handkerchiefs and
All wool dnss th,.
.l'nuH,. fn( vn
Double fob f;hm,.r,.,
1 lt robes, n, .... ,tv
No. I, will be .lnM.l',.
man marked pricey
W e have too nam .
Just received new ,,t 0
celebrated Capital Q
wool blankets in
In-st valu.-s I".-,,- r-. .
named of a:iv b:.,'M.:4'
we have been abV ;,.
People k !"i !v -. .,1
when they see i;.
reason our salt s ,n ,. ,;..
cn these blankus ,.v, r
Fxamine our w:;::- Man
Rock Island. Illinois.
THE LARGEST STOCK OF
Furniture and Carpe
IN THE THREE CITIES,
1525 and 1527
121, 120 and 128
CLEMANN & SALZf&iNN
POCKET KNIVES and SCISSORS took the Inchest vivmi
for quality. If you want a good knife try one.
, One need not be told what a nice present an ele,,;!';: Carv:
&et liKe those 1 hare to show will be. Also those
Gold Medal Carpet Sweepers
Every woman that keeps house wants one. 'ren.lit
finish Fire Sets and Irons. Acorn Stoves and Raiu-- :if
Acorn Stoves and Ranges
are the leaders made in Illinois for our soft coal-and every
guaranteed. Ihese are all good things to buj- at Christmas
any other time. Come in and see how much I have to show
that is usefal and novel in housekeeping good?.
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third Ave. and Twentieth Street, Rock T-landj
Billiard Parlor - Sample Room
117 F.io-litnth Street.
jlMES T. O'CONNOR, Proprietors. WM. H. CATO
THE OLD RELIABLE
S JISTTD lOc STORED
IIm a fall line of CROCKERY and TINWARE. We toe Commit VM
Anroue wishing nj thins in our line for Thnkgivin2. HI do J
MRS. C. MITSCH, 1314 Third Are.