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THE ABGUS. MONDAY. I EC EMBER, 21 1891.
Nailing up our Stockings,
WE CAN FILL THEM WITII-
Parlor and Bed
Curtains and Rugs,
Lounges and Couches,
Sideboards, Extension and
Albums, parlor and table lamps, brush and comb
sets, clocks and silver plated ware, pictures and easels,
assortment complete. Smokers' and shaving sets, and
many other useful and ornamental articles for holiday
Cash or Credit; At Cash Prices.
CHAS. A. AECK.
Telephone 421. 322 Brady Street, Davenport, la.
Open every evcninj aotil 8:00 o'clock. and Satirdaya ontil 10:00.
?py Get fAer&
Just the same,
AND SO DOES
MADE ONLY BY
For CHOICE MEATS Go to . .
EL Treman & Sons,
AH telephone orders promptly filled. Telephone Ne. 1103 1700 Third Ave.
J. B. ZIMMER,
Will sell for the next 30 days all bis overcoatings at 15
ppr cent less than the regular prices.
Stab Block, Opposite Harper House.
Of .he ol.l reliable S and 10c .tore, 13H Tulid avenue, offer. splendid au 1 will .sior'ed
I?ini'" h ,Jf everT description. Doll.-, and t, r.liair, table-, rockine bsrsn
waaoce, .iflshs. e: :., Christmas tree candles and omamt nts alwar till chea, est at 8
MRS. C. MITSCH'J, 1314 Ihird Are.
ood Thine For liccrf.
The general rain siorm and warm spell
thet ufchereJ in the month has, according
to the Liimbeiman, been rather a help
than a bindnnce to logging operations
throughout northern Minnesota and Wis
consin. In no stction was there too
much water in the swamps bi fore the
rain and on the tributaries to the St.
Croix there was a decided lack of water,
The Bwamps are now fairly well filled
and the soil generally ready for solid
weather. Many of the lakes upon wnbh
togs musi oe arawn are still as open as
they were in July. In some places they
have broken up after having been fairly
frozen over. In some camps in the ter
titory tributary to the Mississippi a light
snow has made short hauls possible, and
logs are being hauled to the banks and
railroad tracks with a rush. Ice roads
have been a possibility in some parts, and
are now in full operation. Some camp!
report all skidding done, wiih nothing to
do till sleighing comes. There is noth
log tnus iar in tbe weather protpecis to
indicate that the winter's log crop i)l
not be up to reasonable expectations.
Another Krl.lire I'roJ-ct.
There was a joint meeting of Daven
port aad Moline business men in the
rooms cf tbe local association Saturday
afternoon, to discucs the need of a new
railroad bridge. The project was in
unanimous favor, and the meeting was a
harmonious one, although nothing defi
nite developed as to the best means of
arriving at tbe desired end A committee
of 10 members was appoiate 1 to investi
ate the muter, Divenport being repre
sented on the committee by Col. O. V
French, S F. Smith. Willia ti F.nch ,
George F. Baker and Msj. M. L Marks,
and Moline by C. U. Deere. Morris Hoten
field. W. D. OIney. B. C. Keator and
Judge Gould. Davenport Democrat.'
Of course the need of another bridge
spaDing the river at this point is con-.
ceded by tvervbody, and the location
should be secondary to the importance of
the project, but it seems to The Annus
many complications would be removed
by taking advantage of the franchise al
ready secured from congress and now in
the hands of tri-city citizens.
hriimiK fjr lo r fliiidren.
The Chicago Herald has undertaken the
tak of trakirg the poor children happy
on Christmas. It has extended an invi
tation to the poor children to write Santa
Claus a letter, care of the paper, and the
request contained will be granted. On
Christmas eve 50 wagons will be in use
delivering tbe presents about the city.
Hundreds of charitable people are c m
ing to the aid of the Herald with dona
tions and there will be happiness in
thousands of poor homes in Chicago
Christmas morning where Sinta Clause
has never before paid a visit. Letters are
pouring into the Herald office by the
thousands and many are heart touching
in their crudeness and brevity and sim
plicity of composition. Volumes are
orter told in a five line note from
Miss Gracie Emmett and companv
gave a clever presentation of the pro
duction. "The Talse of New York." at
Harper's theatre Saturday night. Tte
star proved herself a versatile actress o.
considerable ability, while her support
as exceptionally good, especially in tbe
child acting and singing of Master Gcor-
gie Elliott, who has a wondcifol future
Miss Lillian Lewis, who enjoys tbe
distinction of being the most elaborately
costumed woman on the American stage
as well as one cf the most capable ac
tresses, is to re Manager Kirdia Chiisi
mas attraction at the Burtis. In the
evening she i to resent "Credit Lor
raine." and at tbe afternoon matinee, "As
in a Looking Glass."
A Vrirri Nwlirhnm Injured.
James O. Logan, foreman of a switch
crew in the C , R. I & P. yards, and
who has been in tne service of the com
pany 23 consecutive years, had the mis
for.une to get his right hand caught
while preparing to make a coupling about
10 o'clock yesterday morning. He was
between the cars Drenarinir tn m.t. .
coupling, when a car was thrown in on.
mi ;, wnicu ne aid not bear coming,
and crashed into the other cars catching
and badly crushing his thi nib and third
finger. He was taken to Dr. Hummer's
effije, where tbe doctor amputated the
thumb and finger and he was afterward
taken to bis home.
A Complrte fatory.
The time is near at hand when the
tbought of what will be tbe best and
most appropriate present to ma fee to one's
particular friends pervades the mind of
tbe ordinary mortal. Lloyd & Stewart
show almost every artie'e for gentlemen's
use. Tbe variety of each class is so large
as to enab'e all to make satisfactory se
lections. The following are always ap
propriate and useful:
?'" , Dreeing Hobe
Mils I mlirel.a - mokiiij: Jackets
Silk Mifiiendern Ruth Hnlii b
flli Jinmern cck-riir
Fancy Niclit Shirts
l.in ju tin ilki'rcnU'U
Cn IT Boxes
Mai ell bate
Full Uress Vesta
Full irew Jewelry
Kmbr'd Night S-uirts
Foil Press Shirts
Full Dress Neckwear
Fall Dress Shirt Protctrs
Everybody cannot be a handsorte
du le and stand on the street corner and
su k a cane handle, but evervbodv can
bu a bo tle of Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup
acd ure hit cold. It coMs only 25 sents
The Old Rural Christmas.
How many of the young people Jcnow
that some forty years ao nine-tentbs of
the children in America had to enjoy
Christmaa with only such sums as they
bad saved up for months, often a penny at
a time? Vet so it wits. Not one father in
ten thought of Kiv'"K )0J' "Christmas
money;" the big family dinner and such
fun as cost nothing was enough.
Indeed, save for candy nnd fire crackers,
there was little to (.pend money for. "Rob
inson Crusoe" and "Parley's Tales" were
almost the only story books, though the
people bad some old stand tys ou their
shelves and the "Old KiiKlish Reader" was
like other poor, always with them. There
were "Moral lessons," a few, and tracts
enough; but no gorgeously lettered vol
umes of childish song, no fairy stories shin
ing in covers of blue, green ami gold.
The story that artists for the earliest
Juvenile books bad to label their pictures
"In w is A horse," "This is a cow," etc., is
no doubt an exaggeration, but the toys
really needed it. Many a little girl made
a doll by dressing up a crook necked
squash. "Rag babies" were the rule. A
doll such as auy child of parents alove the
grade of paupers may now have for Christ
mas, would then have excited the amaze
ment of the neighborhood, and a doll that
would open and shut its eyes well, lan
guage is lacking to set forth the furor
such a wonderful creation would have ex
It is an actual fact that the purchase of
such a doll by order from Cincinnati at a
cost of two dollars was made matter of
church discussion in one town as late
1848. "The neighbors" finally decided it
was all right, as the man's little girl waa
an invalid and needed amusement. She
certainly got it, if company was any
amusement, for every child for mil
around was crazy to see that doll. As for
paying ten dollars for a doll, the people
would have asked the court to name
guardian for the man who did it, as one
unht to manage hia own affairs. Ten dol
lars would buy an acre of good timbered
land in half of the country.
vt chhi carving was an envied accom
plishment in those days. The "hired
hand" who had some skill with a jack
knife had a crowd of children after him on
all possible occasions; the father who could
carve a human looking figure out of wal
nut bark was a hero to his family.
J. H. Beadle.
Left That for Uer.
(holiday goods J
Kingley I suppose you have bought all
of your wife's Christmaa presents, haven't
Bingo All but one.
Kingley Which one?
Bintfo Mine. j
Christmas candies at Erell & Math's.
Christmas trees and tree ornaments at
Krell & Math's.
Get a basket filled with nice candv for
10c at Krell & Math's.
Call on E. B. McEown for hard wood
and soft cou!. Telephone 1.193.
A nice present a box or basket of fine
candy. Krell & Math have the finest.
Turkeys and chickens dressed to order.
wholesale and retail at Buncber Bros.'
Mixed nuts and mixed candies till vou
can't rst. at Krell & Mth's,nd at such
The largest selection of fine, pure can
dies in the three citus and nut tit in
boxes or baskets is to be found aT Krell
& Math's new store.
Do not Confuse the rmnni R'ncVi nf
Roses with the many worthless paints,
powders, creams and bleaches which are
flooding tbe market. Get the genuine of
your drupgist, T. H. Thomas. To cents per
bottle, and I guarantee it will remove
your pimples, freckles, blackheads, moth,
tan and sunburn, and give you a lovely
iLett rot bale Cntap.
Four lots on Seventh avenue near Elm
street for sale. Call at Thomas' drug
A. D. HUESING.
Represent, among other time-tried and wel
known Tin Insurance Companies he following:
Royal Insurance Company, of England.
Weicbeeter Fire Ina. Company of N. Y
Buffalo German Ins. Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
Rochester German Ins. Co., Rochester. N. Y.
Citiacns Ins. Co., of Pittsburgh, Pa
Bnn Fire Office. London.
Union Ins. Co., or California.
Security Int. Co.. New Ha' en Conn.
Milwaukee Mechanics Int.Oa , Milwaukee. Wis
German Fire Ins. Coof l-to.-ia. 111,
Office Cor. 18th St., and Second Ave.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
Li?e Stock Insurance Co.,
Insures live etock against death from accident
or disease. For rale? apply to
ED. UKBERKNECHT. Afent,
171? SeeoPd avenue. Rock Island,
V. I. BLANDING'S
Head of Twenty-fifth Street
- BETWEEN .
Thirteenth awl Fifteenth Aveuuts.
A Rare Giiance For Bargains in City Lots.
Eligible, Desirable and Cheap.
Only One Mile from the City Postcffice
Easy Terms and Long nnie
tSTEuqmre at the Rock Island Savinga Bank
J. M. BUFORD.
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No Peddlers Supplied.
DAVIS & CO.,
Heating and Ventilating Engineers,
Gas and Steam Fitting,
A complete line of Pipe, Brass Goods, Packing Hose,
Fire Brick, Etc. Largest and best equipped
establishment west cf Chicago.
DAVIS BLOCK, Moline, 111.
1712 First Ave., Rock Island. El.
Residence Telephone 1 169-
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For sale in Rock island by Ilartz & Bahnsen, 3d Ave. and 2mh street.
The Art Garland
Is the leading hard coal stove of the world. It
has stood the test of time, and has proven itself
to be the Prince of Base Burners. If you are in
need of a hard coal stove, it will pay you to call
and examine the merits of the Art Garland; it is
sold with a positive guarantee that it has no equal.
The Riverside Oak . . .
Is the best for soft coal.
It will not gas or smoke.
It will keep fire all night.
It has a large ash pan.
It has heavy steel body.
It is guaranteed in every respect.
Gall and examine our immense line of Stoves
1615 and 1617 Second avenue, Rock Island, 111.