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AKQIIB. SATUKDAY. FEUKUAKY 20. lSyj
Both the mr-tW and results when
Syrup ff r ig1 is taken ; it is pleastint
and refreshing to tlit. aste, and acta
"pntlf yet promptly on the Kidneys,
Liver nnd JWel-s, cleausea the sys
t.ra effectually, d-pcU colds, bead
grlies and fevers and cures habitual
roiiptipation. Pyrup of Figs is the
r.:i!y remedy of its kind ever pro
duced. I'lrxfirg to the taste and ac
rentahle to tho stomach, prompt in
i:s action and truly beneficial in its
cftecK prepared only from the most
healthy ami agreeable substances, its
many excellent qualities commend it
to all and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
cVnip of Figs is for sale in 50c
nd'?l bottles by all leading drug
gists. Any reliable druggist who
may not have it on hand will pro
cure it promptly for any one who
wishes to try it. Uo not accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
IKGH SCHOOL SOCIETIES.
La-t-Night's Literary Contest at
the Assembly Hall.
An lnt lleetut.l Entertainment Tbac
te I'nblle Appreciated Wk
l'ar.iciiatrll and I the
J. E. KEIDV.
T. B. TKII Y.
It ;j. sell and manage property on commit
on. spletul.u. oppurninit'e for iiiye-tor. j.onu
i.'ni barvains fur p:;rtirs desitiip o mfnrfable
trnmi'ai reasonable prices and Iol iin:r to Mii'
Fire Insurance a Specialty.
1803 Second Avenue, over
HoDpe's Tailor Shop
Subscribe (or Stock
In the Second eerifs of the
Home Building and Loan .Asso
ciation, of l.'ock Island-
A safr-r and better investment
than Government Bonds, be
cause the loans are made only
upon established valnes and it
pays more than three times as
much interest besides the
amount invested end the pre -fitr
can be withdrawn at any time
Money loaued at lowest rats.
K A. DONALDSON, Secretary.
'?k t. Ito.im." 3, 4. 5 and 6 Moronic Temple.
Best Line of
CARPETS AND FURNITURE
Ai.i !i,c larjet and beat line of
IN THE THREE ClTlE?.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
1809 and 1811 Second Ave.
A gooJ t'.eil hss been f aid about 'amp
ci-mne?9 that arj tough against heat;
j''" times a store keeper will advertise.
w nil iuo rean
chimneys that break on the lamp.
' It's worth more to haw one that
ClI U knocked n(T r ArnnnvA nrllkn.it
bre&kiug. That is the wy thousands go.
0 nt that breaks from beat -if jou buy
Tkn make at Ottawa. III., a chimney
rP on the floor without breaking once
0 hundred times, perhap?; they are
,u?b Ksinst heat. too. If you are
r mat your chi
imneys are costing as
&4 ttl 1 . . ..T - Tl--.! I
v auiy, wry a ua xjbb'ic.
'0 0 Oil
1 ep them, e do most grocers.
Q. M. Looslkt.
Our citizens aain gave proof of tbeir
interest and loyalty to our public
schools by tbeir attet dance at the second
annual oratorical contest last evening.
Although DamejNature had done much to
make the veatber unpleasant, the High
school assembly hall was filled to over
flawing with representative people of our
The decoratin ' committee bad certainly
succeeded in mt.kiog the ball attractive.
The court ectnef which grace the south
end of the hall were fringed with fes
toons "if bunting so arranged as to form
a gothic trjli in the middle, the key
stone of the arch being represented by
the base ball bacoer won by the young
men in the last field day exercises. On
the right of the rostrum were seated the
singers and contestants, 'ust over whom
was placed a sta ue of victory, a dona
tion from the dais of '91. As this statue
represents an an(:el holding a wreath, the
whole seemed suggestive of crowning the
victors onjthis memorable occasion. The
left of the rostruu was given up to the
piano acd orchestra.
The orchestra struck the first note at
exactly 8 o'clock, the hour for commenc
ing, all other me&bers following prompt
ly in their orJer.
The first contest was between Miss
Kate Normoje and Miss Blance Cieland,
tbe former declit'iDiing' "Where's Annetta?"
the latter 'Mice at risy." While Miss
Clelacd carried the honors with a grade
j of 92 for the Belles Lettres, Miss Nor
j moyle merited all the confidence the Mi
nerva society hi d placed in her by se
curing a grade of 87. The two selec-
! tions were of so t ifferect a character and
each so perfectlv rendered that few in
the audience coul l even guess the judges'
The musical contest was between two
tries, Misses B:aEche Warren, Carrie
j Bailey and Lillie Simmons representing
Belles Lettres, Bad Misses Louise Whis
ler, Lillian Fitzpatrick and Pauline Wolt
munn Minerva. I'. ich of the trios seemed
at first somewhat mbarrassed.which mo e
or lessen ffected ti e intonation, but the
Mineivas rallied after a short time and
carried of the h( nors, 83 to 83. Both
trios sang "The Warrior" by Macfarren,
which proved to be a gocd selection for
such an occ etion.
The journals were represented by
Alice Btisie Lee of Belles Lettres, ar.d
Harry V. Ccok, of Minerva. Both jour
nals wt re interest eg and carefully pre
pared. So far us the quality was con
crned there was little difference, but
Miss Lee's delivery was superior and won
a mark of 8? to 86
Part two was oj ened by a selection
Victor, andante aad waltz, by the or
chestra. Then ftllowed two orations,
"The Safety of Oi r Republic," by Addi
son Gtst, Belles Lettres; and "American
Outlooks," by Clarence Spaulding,
Minerva. The : c hi Jring of these orations
would have been ( re ii table to many col
lege.Btudcnts. The first was a beautifully
written and thoughtful article. Mr.
Spaulding bad given less attention to
rhetoric, but excel ed in delivery and won
by 90 to 89.
The honors in debate were contested
fjrtj Marcus Lyon, Minerva; and Everett
S.-ars, Belles Lettres. The question. "Re
solved, That Chinese Immigration Should
be Prohibited," was discussed in such a
manner as to suggest that "Greek bad
m--t' "trreekT Eai h of the contestants
proved bis ability to handle a difficult
subject in a maiiterly way. although
E wctt Sears carried the honors to the
negative side 90 to 88.
The essayists were Anne Montgomery,
of Minerva, and Mamie Holland, of
Bjlles Lettres. Miss.Montgomery had w r;t
ten on ' Hope and Memory," and showed
wherein each has proven a blessing to
man. The paper give evidence of care
ful preparation aid was a credit to its
author. Miss Holland's subject was
"Stepping Stones," in the treatment of
which she illustrated the steps from in
fancy to a life of virtue and goodness as
well bb the downward coursj which too
many unfortunately choose. The essays
were graded 90 to 87, in favor of Miss
The judaes were. Dr. E F. Bartholo
mew, Augustana college; Lieut. J. B.
Hamilton, princiial German-English
school, Rock Island, and Prof. B. C.
Caldwell, principal Molino High school.
The music of '.he programme is also
worthy of attention. The orchestra con
gists of five Young Indies and nine gentle
men belonging to the High school, and is
a favorite with bolt the school and pat
rons. The chorus of young ladies, as
also that of the young men,
showed careful training by the music
teacher, Mr. Griffith, who sang as a solo
the "Mu'eteer of Ttragona." Mr. Griffith
was recalled and at the request f the
principal sang a so ie in the Welch lan
guage. The decisic ns of the judges gave
four points to the 3elles Lettres society
and two to Minerva. The entertainment
throughout shewed thorough prepara
tion and must awaien great interest on
the part of pupils wtjen representing their
school before the public, and reflected no
little credit on the manner in which the
Rock Island High school is conducted
A aaaiiitrcr PletM.nc A rial m Last
Kvrniatt-Tnmr U'tio Wre Profit
at the lliir rent li i-ih.
'Twas a very jolly crowd that gathered
last evening at Roche' hall, on Twelfth
street, to attend a leap year party that
had been arranged by a committee of
young ladies comp istd of the Misses Ma
mie and Lottie RosrnQeld and Clara
Smith. A Urge number from out of the
city were present, Davenport being par
ticularly well represented. A noticeable
feature of the leap year parties is the
utter absence of ihe proverbial wall flow
er, atd when the ladies do the honors
they allow no verdant foliage to spring
beneath their fret. Bleuer's orchestra
furnished excellent music.and at midnight
an elegant supper was t-erved. That it
was a pleatant bffiirgoes without saying.
The following is a list of thote present:
Minnie Kom n!i''ld
JU nnie Dolly
Mamie Fcrm y
r- e.lie SL.tiery
J T Shle'ds
J I' Uol'y
S lioy Qrcali?h
E J Dorian
I Frank Kane
Charles Wa .lijj
Mo lie Labcy
A Hie Ryan
Annie Mi ling
Kane r iizgerald
V !iii;ie Dwver
.May' e Kane
.lohnF M . 1 1 i b
Mart n Oakea
E ,T Grady
W J Ke in
Kdward Dol y
Tiiom&n Koseblie d
.lohn .1 Kyun
Fred B sita on
John 1) ruan
A very pleusaot leap year pirty was
given Willie Bennett at his home on Sev
enth avecue and Eleventh street last eve
nirg. A number of his young friends
met at his home and were tveo a royal
entertainment in the way of games, etc.,
during the course of which dainty re
freshments were served, and on the
whole the evening was one long to be
remembered by the joung people who
were present. Tne followhg were in
Utile Go: dan
No: tie Ueuectl
AHie 11 tter
Li lie Kckhart
I.iU B .unett
Fred eollu d
liar lie Bennett
Mrs. J. M. Buford gave a reception to
her lady friends of the tri-cities at her
pleasant home on Second avenue from 3
to C o'clock yesterday afternoon. About
100 ladies were received during the after
noon, and the affiir wai elaborate in
Note From AuguMtaua.
The Grace English Lutheran church
will be dedicated tomorrow with sermon
by Rev. L A. Johnston.
Monday at 11 o'clock at the college
there is to be celebration in honor of
Washington's birthday with addresses by
the faculty. All recitations will be sus
pended for the day.
The ljceum of Augustana college and
Theological seminary has arranged a lec
ture course for the present school year.
Two lectures have already been delivered,
one by Prof. O Olson, president of the
school, and the other by Prof. J. A. En
ander. Both of these lectures were in
the Swedish language. The third lecture
in the course will be in the English lan
guge. It will be delivered in the college
chapel next Thursday, Feb. 25, at 7:30
p. m.,by Dr. E. F. Bartholomew. His
subject is "Christ in Literature." Dr.
Bartholomew is a man of unusual ability.
He has made himself known both as a
scholar and as sn orator of high mark.
He has made the subject a special study
for a long time. Beside the lec'ure the
programme will be augmented with sev
eral numbers of music both vocal and instrumental.
Tbere was a good at:endauce at the
Industrial fair last night considering the
fact that there were a number of other
entertainments in the city, and that the
walks were in a miserable condition from
the ice. A fine programme was carried
out consisting of selections by the Vene
tian mandolin club, composed of
Messrs. Biehl, Grabbe and Wilson inter
spersed with selections by Bleaer's for
chestra. It was a very interesting pro
gramme and was well appreciated. This
evening occurs the formal opening of the
fair when Mayor McConochie will de
liver an address and the deferred pro
gramme of Wednesday evening will be
given, which includes ..selections by the
Davenport male quartette, that is a feat
ure in itself alone.
The favorable impression produced on
the first appearance of the agreeable li
quid fruit remedy Syrup of Figs a few
years ago has been more than confirmed
by the pleasant experience of all who
have used it, and the success of the pro
prietors and manufacturers of the Cali
fornia Fig Syrnp company.
A C mine Hhoatinr ;ontet
the boys at the plow works are look
ing forward to a shooting match that will
come off in the near future that promises
to put last summer's boat races away in
the shade. There will be three ma'ches,
the first between Robert Meyers, a filter,
acd William Kiskadden, a blacksmith at
the plow works, who will shoot 85 birds
for $25 a side. The second match will
be between Anton K ling, the champion
shot of the plow factory, and William
Andrews, the champion wiDg shot of
Andalusia. At the conclusion of the
above mentioned c ntest the winners will
meet on the field, which will by this time
have, become red with pigeon gore and
there contest for the championship of
Anda'usia ai.d the plow works. The
shoot is to come S in the western part
ofthocity on Thursday. Feb. 25. and
will in all probability be witnessed by a
Mclrnrp in Billiard..
Frank C. Ives, the youngest of the
shining lights in America's constellation
of billiardists, was it the Club billiard
parlors last evening and gave a wonder
ful exhibition of his magic power with
the cue. A large number of the sporting
fraternity of the tri-cities besides many
from a distance were present to pay their
respects to the noted expert who pave
them in return a brilliant exhibition of
the game of kissing ivories. Billy Cat
ton and his friend, Mr. Ives, pldjed two
pretty exhibition games, one o? balk line
and one of cushion cuv-m. In the first
Ives made 200 points to Catton's 175, and
in the latter, while Catton was making 54
points, bis visitor made the phenomenal
score of 100 points in 16 innings or an
average of 6. Mr. Ives then gave an
exhibition of fancy shots which delighted
the large assemblage present and later
left for Chicago.
I ued three bottles of "Mnjlipr"
Friend," and when I w as sick I never
w. nt to bed until 12.30, and my boy was
born ht 3 a. m. wiili tcarcely any pain.
I will do all I can in recommending it to
expei tant mothers. Your thankful friend,
t a Its. a. f. ALTEKUCS.
Marion, O.. Sept., 890.
Soid by Hartz & Bbnen.
- . One Minute.
One minute time often makes a ereat
difference a one minute remedv for
bronchitis, choking uo of ihe throat.
lungs, etc., of cour-e is a grea', bles-ing.
Cubeb Cough Cure is such a remedy it
will afford decided relief in one minute.
No family will be without it. after once
trying it. For sale by all druggists.
Har.z & Bahnpen, wholesale agents
J. E. Montrose, Manager.
ONE SOLID WEEK, COMMENCING
MONDAY, FEB. 22.
Engagement of the popular Comedy Co.,
Swan &, Moore's IDEALS
Supporting the Charmins Young Soubreite,
MISS JESSIE MA V. TTAT.T.
And the Inimitable Comedian.
MR. CHAS. H. LIVING-STONE
IRMA, THE WAIF.
Grand Saturday Matinee,
Cinderella, or TUe Crystal Slipper.
Aesisted by a chorus or thirty local children.
rWPriPPs 10 90 atiH n i...: ,
. - i , ' "I". OVtUIC UlUICP'
f'ee ticteU fcr opening night. Seats on sale at
jaarper amine pnurtnacy.
WAN1 l-: I TVt.rirl. t . i c-i
; jnHivijmir 111 I IXV 7fl ll r-
day matinee. Apply at 8ta'e entrance at4:30 d.
u., iisuussuiij, rtu.
B iirtis Opera House,
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24.
THE BKTLttAST HOMANTIC AtTOK.
An fcoie Superb Suriiorting Company in
Qf Mfl?ATKE SOLDIER
01. lUttlU, OF FORTUNE
I Under the direction of of Allan J. Shedden.
A bl'COESS in Cnicauo. Philadelphia, Cleveland,
fct. P.ul. Minneapnlii!, New Orleans,
In fact a Sncc. .s Everywhere.
Di suite the ezceDtional merit of thi nttrnrtimi
there will be no auvim i in pmcb. Seats n
eale Monday moraine at Fiuke'. Telenhunc Noio.
to (elect from. Why pay 40 cents
to $1.0o for which you can jjt
get for 10 cents at
C. C. TAYLOR,
1717 Second Avenue.
JAHNS & BERTELSEN,
Tinwars And Hotjsk Furnishing Goods.
1612 second avenue.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
We begin to take stock, and in order to reduce
it we will this week make BIG CUTS.
From all purchases of $1 and
over we will deduct
In thie department we will ".discount your -r-chase
Biblcf 10 per cent
Albums 55 per cent
Stationery SO per cent
Blank Book 10 perent
Juveniles ifj per cent
Etchings. Engravinpi... SFiH per cert
Picture Frames, Cabinet. . .C5 jr ctat
Picture Framts, to order. 10 per cent
Gome cow and 6ave money.
GEORGE H. KINGSBURY.
Telephone No. 1216
1703 and 1705 Second avenue.
WeTgUhe Eye Free oi Charge!
And invite all persons needing spectacles to call and try
our new system of fitting the'eye.
We Guarantee Satisfaction in Every Case.
CALL AND SEE US!
T. H. Thomas,
Druggist and Optician.
We cannot reach all, but hope to reach you by this
U1VDERHILL ( GLASS,
if you are hungry give us a call at 1611 Second avenue
next door east of Loosley's crockery store.
A fresh line of tobacco and cigars always on hand.
V. M. BLANDMjS
ADDITION . .
Head of Twenty-fifth Street
- BETWEEN -
Thirteenth and Fifteenth Avenues.
A Bare Chance For Bargains in City Lots.
Eligible, Desirable and Cheap.
Only One Mile from the City Postoffice.
Easy Terms and Long Time.
ISEu quire at the Kock Island Savings Bank. '
J. M. BUFORD.