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a. M. L00SLKY,
cbi- i,l"'' Lmp "nd ThleCutler''
,19 Second Avtnse, Rook Island.
A. D. HUESING,
Represent, among otber time-tried and wel j
Down pire Insurance Companies be following: !
Royal Insurance Companv, of Eneiand.
Wcschester Fire ins. Company of N. Y.
BaBalo German Ins. Co., Buffalo, Ji. T.
Rochester German Ins. Co., Kocbester, H. T.
(-T.uens Ins. Co., of Pittsburgh, Pa.
sun Fire Office. London.
In ion Ins. Co., of California.
Security Ins. Co., New Hiven, Conn.
Ml'waukee Mechanics In-. C)., Milwaukee, Wis
uermau r ire ins. uo., or rMiria, 111,
Office Cor. 13th St., and Second Ave.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
J. M. BUFORD,
Tas o'd firs aid Time-tries OompaalM
LOSSES PROMPTLY PAD.
as low as an rell'ble romnany oaa aAsasV
Tour oatrr-.oe U 1 ilniiss
-ALL KIKDB OF-
Cast Iron Work
June. A specialty of furnishing al. kinds
of Stoves with Castings at 8 oente
A MACHINE SHOP
been ad.led where all kinds of machine
work will be done first-class.
NINTH ST. AND 7th AVE.
J30WN1N& BROS., Propts.
Leave Your Orders for
Corset Eleventh street nd Teoth. avenue.
Ion No. 1290.
H. F. LAMP Manager.
We have many odds and ends on which we will be triad to
make prices that will be an inducement to buyers. The more
of these we can dispose of before inventory, the better pleased
we shall be, and until January 5th prices are off on many articles.
lit, .tif-M;! "S? Hf-f"!i.". ,,v
Billiard and Pool Parlors.
liavliig jUMt furnished a fine Parlor u tairs snd
eq'iipetl it Willi two of B Qli-wlck uikt'.
finest iiiiliard Tables. II ho twoliu icl
IN THE CIGAR, STORE
the finest 1'ne of Imported and Domestic Cigars
and Tobacco in t le market.
1S08 Second Avenuk.
to nun stock.
A chance you can't afford to
mis 8. "We are offering un
precedented values in
Including all of our magnificent
assortments of choice Hats
and Bonnets at very
MISS KATE BYRNES.
1709 Second renne.
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ABGUS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBEK 30,
G. M. loosley;
China, Glass, Lamps and Table Cutlery,
1609 Second Ave., Rock Island.
The rhimnry stood up straight in air,
fail lie. "('oiiip huh. no jokint;:
I am resolved this iwtr. jit least.
That I will give u;i smokiiiK."
Farts Abfint Ntw Year.
New England st.ooil out liti n gainst
Christmas and New Year's alike, ami her
writers curious in such lore have told us
how cautiously her most daring spirits first
ventured on the innovation.
The Chinese New Year opens with some
unpleasant features. Every tradesman has
to pay all he owes or surrender his proper
ty, Rud sometimes his liberty. Alter that
they have three days of riotous fun, feast
ins and Rumbling.
The fact that New Year's falls upon the
same day or very near it among all Aryan
peoples is a strong proof of their common
origin. The most northern nations of
ancient Europe celebrated tiie day in com
mon with the most southern. The turn of
the sun from his most southern poiut in
the heavens appears to have been the cause
of this geueral adoption of the same holi
day season, and from the earliest times
Saxon and Honian, Teuton and Kelt,
Greek and barbarian alike have recog
nized it as an occasion for rejoicing.
J. H. a
How clad I am that leap year's come.
Oh, future bright and sunnyl
For every single cirl I know
lias stacks and stacks of money.
A Well Earned Holiday.
T ravers I tblnk I shall take New Year'
day off and go up in the country bunting.
Dashaway Why, I didn't know there
was any bunting this time of year.
T ravers There isn't. But my creditors
need the rest.
Nw Year's Frvetit.
The Kivinir of presents on New Year's
day is now a custom not widely observed,
exchange of irilts generally taking placeat
Christmas, lint (luring the reign ot Queen
Eiiz.ilieth the 1st of January ai wavs called
forextravagantoutlay, part icularly among J
the courtiers. H was on ew lear snay
that "Royal IJess" lirst received and wore
New Year's Iay in France.
In France Xiv Year's day is marked by
lavish purchases of confectionery by the
gentlemen, who almost deluge their female
acquaintances with sweetmeats. The Paris
dealers alone are said to do a business of
.!00,0ii0 ou Dec. .11 and Jan. L
The Truth About It.
When I'ncle Sam was but a boy.
One Christmas eve he hutif;
His stocking by the old fireplace.
And theo this soug he auug:
-Oh. Panta Claus: Oh, Santa Claua,
tiive me some iotcut charm.
That i retty girls, whea I'm a man.
May grow upon my farm."
And that is why old Sunn Claus
Today is so adir.ired;
Because ho gave our L'ncle Sam
The Ikiug he most dvsirod.
Give Him Time.
Dashaway Well, Uncle Jasper, Low are
ou getting on with your Christmas diu
nerf Uncle Jasper Fust rate. Rah. Colonel
Winterblossom done guv me present of a
fine fat turkey, sab,
Dashaway That's strange. I just left
the colonel, aud he didn't say anything
Uncle Jasper No, Balu He's got to
count dem turkeys fust.
A Slelch Ride.
She looked so sweet among her furs
I longed to press her to my heart;
But with oie hand to rightly drive,
Alas! 1 did not have the art.
I tried, and tried and tried again;
But when my arm stole round her waiat
The skittish eolt would leap aside
And make me draw it back in baste,
Ebe chatted gayly all the while
And did not seem to see me strive.
Until at last she pouting said,
"Give me the linee and 1 will drive."
-New York Herald.
Estate of Wll lam Cook. Deceased.
The undersigned having been at pointed exert",
tor of ihe last will and tei-tamentof Wll iam Cook,
late of the county of Kock Island, sttte
of Illinois deceased, hereby gives notice that hi
will appear before the county conrt of Kock
Island connty, at the office of the clerk of sain
court. In the city of Kock Island, at the Fcbrn
ary terra, on the first Monday in February neil.
Ml which time all persons having claims aeainj'
said estate sre notified and requested to attend,
forthc purpose of having the same adjusted. A'..
persons Indebted to said estate are requested i
tnase immediate payment to the nndcrsigneu.
Dated this ath day or X"veotbt-r. A. D., 18 I.
JAMKS M. COOK. Fxecutcr
Live Stock Insurance Co.,
Insures live stock against death from accident
or disease. For rates apply to
ED. LIKBSBKSECaT. Agent,
1712 Sferowd avenue. Bock Island,
'v tW aMtm;a:iJIJ QM 1
POCKET KNIVES ard SCISSORS took the highest premium
for quality. If you want a good knife try one.
On need not te told what a nice present an elegant Carving
Set like those I have to show will be. Also those
Gold Medal Carpet Sweepers.
Erery woman that keeps hooee wants one. Wrought Iron
finish Fire Sets and Irons.
Acorn Stoves and Ranges
are the leaders made in Illinois for our soft coaland every one
gaaranteed. These are all good things to buy at Christmas or
any other time. Come in and see how much I have to show you
that is usef ol and novel in housekeeping goods.
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third Ave. and Twentieth Street, Rock J.lana.
: Shirt Factory:
We are now prepared to take
your measure and make
Prices as Low as the Lowest.
All kinds of Repairing done.
Also agent for Rockford Clothing Company.
Fine custom-made pints from $3 to $10.
1609 Second Avenue, Bock Island.
Over Loosley'c Crockery store.