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THIS AHGUS, T11UKSDAY, DECEM15EK 1,
alf Skin shoes
jfor boys and girls
1623 Second Ave., under Rock Island House.
Heating and Ventilating Engineers,
Gas and Steam Fitting,
A complete lin of Mpe, Ilras Good?, fat-kits: host.
Fire Brick, Fto. largest and best quinped
establishment west of Chicago
DAVIS BLOCK Molice, HI. j 112, 114 West Seventeenth st.
Patronize Home Industry and
BT D8IMO -
MERRICK'S SPOOL COTTON. -
It Is Six Cord Soft Firieh. foil ireavnre. and U eqnally well adapted for Hand and Machine
Bewing. Kor Halt: by
and Cry Good. Honeee generally.
MERRICK THREAD CCV205 Firth Avenue, Chicago
I now Wasted in tile new shop.
At 324 Seventeenth Street.
Light shoes a specialty.
I "DIRT DEFIES THE
THE WELL KKOWN
and Leader in Styles and workmanehip, has receired
FALL STOCK of f.nitirga and Overcoatings:
tSfClLL and leave yonr order.
Btae Block Oppositb Habpee House:
Protect the Labor of America
Opposite the Old stand .
at tbe theatre lo-
Ask your dealers for the Bluck Hawk
rand of oysters.
Any kind of a cake made to order at
Kiell & Math's.
When buvioff fresh osterj, buy the
Clack Hawk brand.
The tragedian. Walker White siite, at
the theatre tonight.
If you want tbe best buy tbe Bh-.kc
Hawk branl oysters.
Special sale of pocketbooks and crd
cases at Gait's Saturday.
W&n'ed Immediately at Mrs. Morris
Rosenfltild'8, a good cook.
Three A No. 1 pantaloon makers
wanted at F. C. Qoppe's at once.
Try our hosrhound candy for colds
We make it extra strons. Krell &
Attend the pocke'.book and cwl case
sale Saturdav, at Gait's, 1315 Stcond
cent. discoaat on pocket
crd cases at M. Lee Gait's
Do you need a pocketbook ? Attend
the special sale at Gilt's balurdav.
1815 Second ayenue.
The cold weather has no effect on the
ice cream business. Erell fc Math keep
it for sale all winter. Parties arjd fam
If you want something extra fine for
decorating your home?, parlors or club
rooms on any occasion, remember Erell
& Math have it.
8end your orders for game, fish lob
sters, clams, shell and canned oystcts to
Harry Smythe's, 1819 Second uvenue.
The Argus erred in '.hs announcement
that C. W. Schletjtl had resigned the
business management of tbe Daven port
Leader. Chris w.U rem&iD, we are
pleased to say, as one of the guiding stars
of tri-city journalism .
In Rural, on the afternoon of Nor". 27,
occurred the funeral of Eimas Tindull
killed while out bunting in company with
friends on Thanksgiving day. He was
loved and respected by all who knew him.
A beautiful floral tribute was given by
his schoolmates, among whum his
amiable disposition and pleasant manner
made him a favorite. His death has
awakened general sympathy and, the re
grets of friends are tendered tbe bes
Health in Old Age.
Edward Coll nion, Qutaens, N. Y.,
"I commenced usirg Branireib's Pills
over 5j yets ago. I first bought them
m ijonaoo, ana ue continued using
tberu since I came to this country in
1836. lam now over 75 vears old, hale
aud besuj. and attribute my wonderful
hetdiii to the perhUuui usi -f Bran
dreih's Pills. OuCHHuualiy I huve a btd
cold or severe uuack of rheumatitm, indi
gesn.ic or bi lousi i-sf!, hut four or tire
doses t f brasnretti's P lls always cure
me. Wbeatvcr my children Lave been
sick ith tcrlet ftvtr, measles, acid
stomach, Oi?iiriiered 'igesu(.n or vsuvi
ncss, a itw aob; n uf tii aadreth s Puis re
stored their teuith at olc."
Aii-axix Jtuhlronoiuical Powers.
L. Trouvelot tells us of the astonishing
voracity of a species of caterpillar, noly-
phemus, and some curious experiments
made by him in ascertaining the amount
of food consumed and its relation to the
grub's growth and extraordinary develop
ment. When the young was first hatched
it weighed but one-twentieth of grain;
wnen ten days old this weight had In
creased to a half a grain, or ten times the
original weight; at twenty days old the
weigbt had increased to three full grains.
or sixty times its weight at the moment it
left the esg. When the creature was a
month old it weighed thirty-one grains, or
times the amount of the first weitrhine.
and at the expiration of ten more days it
had again almost trebled in weieht. show
ing a full ninety grains of avoirdupois, or
1,800 times the original weight. At the
fifty-sixth day the worm had attained its
full size and now weighed 207 grains, 4,140
times the amount of the original one-twen-
tieth gram weight.
If a man's adult weight was 4,000 times
that of the average weight at birth his
twenty-first birthday would find him car
rying around something like twenty tons
of surplus flesh. But this wonderful in
crease in weight and the curious calcula
tions that can be deducted therefrom are
not more remarkable than the food con
suming powers of such creatures. When
the worm Is thirty days old it has con
sumed about ninety grains of solid food,
but before this time has doubled itself, or
at the end of fifty-six days, when the worm
Is full grown, it has consumed not less
than thirty leaves, weighing three-fourths
of a pound. Thus it will be Been that the
food consumed by such creatures before
they reach "their majority" equals the
original weight of the caterpillar at least
86,000 times! St. Louis Republic.
"Talking of bad luck," said Julius
Chown at the Lindell, "reminds me of a
man I once knew in Iowa who could have
given Job himself pointers in the matter
of misfortunea. We called him Calamity
Miller. He was a prosperous merchant at
Comanche, had a model wife and the hand
somest daughter between the Mississippi
and the Big Muddy. Inez Miller was the
recognized beauty of the state. Comanche
was visited by a cyclone, and Miller's store
was torn to pieces and his goods scattered
to the four winds. His residence was
totally destroyed, and he was crippled for
life by a falling chimney. Before the cy
clone Miller was a moderately wealthy
man. In ten minutes he was a pauper and
a cripple. Shortly after that he was struck
by lightning and partially paralyzed. His
wife and daughter went to stay with rela
tives at Galesburg, Ills., and were drowned
by the capsizing of a boat. That winter
Miller froze to death. 'Calamity Miller"
has long been a synonym in eastern Iowa
for the toughest kind of tough luck." St.
The Three traces
Are represented with perfectly developed
forms beauty and health combined. No
decayed toothed man or woman can te
healthy, because digestion must be im
perfect. Use Sczodont, get healthy
teeth, good digestion and a sound body,
vive Rethe three graces.
Coal Tallbt. Nov. 29. Mi?9 Irene
Peters returned to Bureau county, LI.,
Thursday, to resume her school.
Mrs. Dr. J. I. Stevenson, wife of the
late Dr. Stevecsou, is here.
Jacob Sailer is assistant steward at the
Robert Biley, son of Williim S.
Bailey, on Thanksgiving day got shot in
the face, ir.fl cling a flesh wound, by tbe
discharge of a nfls in his own hands.
David Wetzel has sold lots 7 and 8,
block 8, village or Coal Villey, to Frank
Jankouski for $105.
Frank Heniz has convey ed to David
Wetzel two lo's, in section 25, consider
Frank Hen'z will leave ia a short tim
for Palo Alto county, Iowa, to commerce
Mr. and Mrs. Dnw, of tha county
farm, on Thanketr'v''-'S attended the
Diviney-Adaa.8 wedding and the Kirr
Beai on the Fame d.iv, teing related
to ali the contracting p-rtics.
There will ba a fes ivtl at the h iU on
Saturday evening next, the 3rd tf De
cember, for the beneflt f tbe Presbyter
ian church and Suuday scaool.
Fred Mt re is here viiUDg h s folk?.
He has been iD '6'. P.vtil for two yeirs or
Fred Greg and Andrew Greer.wh are
both in the employ of the C, B & Q
railroad, were here to attend tbe Thanks
giving ball on the eve of the 23rd.
Martin Seivets was here from Cable on
Supervisors Naylor and Cralle ie
turned last week from Elgin with three
inmates from there for the county farm.
The ball on Thanksgiving eve was
held in the new town hall. It was dedi
catory to the building for that purpose,
but it is not exclusively so, but this ob
ject has first mortgage on it. The ball
is not finished yet. Thev are putting in
a double floor. The dance was on the
lower one, as the second one was not laid
then. The ball was a success some 45
numbers being danced. The string band
from Rock Island furnished the music,
five in number. Supper was given in
Krapp'shall. Many persons were there
from other places. All things considered
the affair was a social and fl ancial suc
John Bdlev has been suffering from an
attark of UDhoid fever for three weeks
and is now much tetter. He is a son of
Geo. Scmerson's wound is doing well.
He will be up and around ere long. Dr.
Huston dressed Somereon's wound in
stead of Dr. Huyett, as it appeared last
Cordova. Not. 30 The crossing
between here and Princeton, Iowa, is at
tended with c neiderable danger, the ice
being very thin and rotten.
G. W. Nelson sent several good
horses to Lortcn Bros, of Davenport on
J. M. Bannister, of Bannister lros.
C'.inton mills, was se.n upon our sirceis
Corn husking is about completed m
this neighborhood. The crop aversprs
Coal is scarce and high this winter.
which is a serious menace to the pior as
from all appeartnees we will have one of
tbe old-fashiontd winters.
Tbe Cordova bank has secured for the
winter quarters Marshall's hall and the
sweet strains or - four years more oi
Grover" can be heard as an interlude to
'Shelby, Shelby, we're after you Shelby
Nm." The sensation of the strains
causes some of the near neighbors to
waken from their slumbers, and night
horse is the result the remainder of the
The lust few days of icy streets snd
sidewalks has given the blacksmiths and
shoemakers a chance for bread and
Butter, eggs and poultry are very high
and scarce with the prospects of their go
ing still higher.
C. B. Marshall and family spent
Thanksgiving with relatives. Unhappily
before they cou'd return their children
were taken with the scarlet fever and are
quartered at the Marshall house.
J'imes H. Ashton, of Waterloo, Iowa,
was visiting friends here the past week.
A school exhibition by the high school
is talked of in the near future which
premises to be of a refined character.
H. C. Tuller has a very fine lot of celery
of his own raising which be is disposing
of to good advantage having sufficient to
supply the local market.
Preparations are being made by some of
our enterprising townsman for raising
poultry and vegetables in anticipation oi
big prices owing to the World's fair.
H. C. Fuller ia about to purchase the
old Young homestead and will truck on a
A reorganization of the Cordova Cornet
band will be had on Wednesday even
ing. James Boston has returned from
Pennsylvania, where he has been work
ing tbe past summer.
In Olden Times.
People overlooked the importance of per
manently beneficial effects and were sat
isfied with transient action, but now that
it is generally known that Syrup of Figs
will permanently care habitual constipa
tion, well informed people will not buy
other laxatives, which act for a tim?, but
finally injure the system.
'The highwayman who has oen picnick
ing, as it ware, in Chicago streets, took
train the other day and went nomewhere,
while the policemen were watching for him
somewhere else. . tCM
What the Hon. George O. Vest says in
regard to tbe superiority of tbe Hirich
berg's diamond and non-changeable spec
"I am using glasses which I purchased
from Prof. Illrschberg and they are the
best I ever tried; it affords me great
pleasure to recommend Prof. Hirschberj
as an excellent optician, and his glasoei
are simply unequalled In my experience,
G. O. Vest.'
These spectacles are for sale by T. H ,
Thomas agent for Rock Island.
At the LOW PRICES we quote n
Sideboards, Extension Tables
See our South Window display
Loips, Conches and Parlor Sis,
WS fcSAT TIT E if. AI,L.
Bedroom Suits, a complete assortment.
Fancy Upholstered Rockers and Chairs.
Dinner, Tea. and Toilet Sets.
A special line of Holiday
Lamps of every description; Easels, Albums,
Silver Plated Ware, etc.
Open till 8 o'clock, Saturday's till JO.
Special Ladies Department.
301, 303 W. Second St., Davenport.
Telephone 1098. 231 Twentieth street.
Q)avenport Business College,
COMPLETE IN AT.T. DEPARTMENTS.
FOR CATALOGUE ADDRESS
J. C. DUNCAN, Proprietor.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS.
AU Kinds ot Carpenter Work Done.
. General Jobbing done on short notice and satisfaction guaranteed.
Offioe aa Sho 721 Twalfth Street. ROCK ISLAND.
GEORGE SCHAFER, Proprietor.
1S01 Second Avenue, Corner ot Sixteenth Street, - Opposite Harjer'e Theatre.
The choicest Wine. Liquors, Beer and Cigars always on Hand
Free Lnnch Every Day
m THE POS" VS CURE.
No Extra charge.
322 Brady Street, Davenport, Ia.
Cork sole shoes,
Calf lined shoes,
Hi mlwiches Farnlnhrd on Short Notice.
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