Newspaper Page Text
THE ARGUb, MONDA1, FEBK AKY 13, lb93.
Lnencing Saturday, Feb. 4th
dending Saturday, Feb. 11th.
have finished invoicing, and find we have
fO many MIUCJ, tpomiiy i-auitJ auu v-im-en's,
50 we tae tn's metnd to reduce
jck. unoice ui any Lauieb ur nuus
oe in the house (nothing excepted) at 20
jer ceni un.
Uppers included in this sale.
o2? Second Ave., under Rock Island House.
Your Money Judiciously.
GET THE MOST FOR IT.
hi values for little monev,
1, 303 W. Second St., Davenport.
Rock Island Buggy Co
i;Ms, Sorries, Buggies, Spring and Farm Wagons.
il ,ay you t0 cau j,et our Prices
u no.rii un lth street butween 1st aud 2d ve.
Retail Trade eepeol&Iiy solicite
GROCERIES,! I: PRO VISIONS
Order your wedding cake from Krell &
Mis Amy Loobley epent Sunday at her
home in Iowa City.
Make your own maple syrup and get
your maple sugar from Kreii & Math.
Tne K. P. castle hall dedicatory exer
cises occur tonicbt at Carse'a new Duild-
Fanny Rice will present a "Jolly Sur
prise" at Harper's theatre Wednesday
"A Jolly Surprise" will be in store for
11 who attend Humor's theatre Wed
Freight A pent Stoddard, of thp r. n
I A P., went up to Chicago Saturday
night on business.
Try our hoarhound cacdv for vour
eoueh or cold extra atrone Krell A
Mrs. S B. Bendren. who fell - f
days aga and sustained a compound
fracture of her right arm, is now getting
k ong quite well.
The local backs have suspended today
m respect to the mem.t-y of Abraham
Liccoln, hix birthdav annivertarv Mno
a legal hulidaj in the state of Illiuois.
There was another laree crowd down
on Tbird avenue vcaierrtav. w.tehino
same f the fine roadsters of the tn-citior
over the sno'v. There were a num
ber of interesting brushes.
Send your wife, sweetheart or dauehttr
a nice bnx of candy for a Valentine and
see how happy you will make her. Krell
& Math hvc a le-veiy line of French can
dies and the nicest of boxes already filled.
An fxc'iange says that the law con
cerning stray snimals is not as wei!
kcwwn .a i: should be. If you tike una
stray atiioial you must, within 10 (lays.
:.ive notice to your township clerk, who
must me ke an entry of the same: Ihi-a
you advm;.?e the animal in your local
paper, aLd 00 dass after fcuch advertise-
mi nt has appeared you apply to a justice
o p -hce to se'l the i n:m.l. lie isurs a
warrant to tt'e countable, who frivts 10
lays' notice by poster?, and you set vour
pa f. r expetses. Tne penalty for tak
ing a stray animal arid not giving notice
is $5; and besides the owner can come
upon your place end take it away wi'.'
out paying you any thing.
The most toted ma'e quartette in
America te Temple of Boston will
live a concert under the auspinea of the
Rock Is'and Lecture association ctxt
Saturday evening. Miss Fay Davis,
reader, wili assist. All season ticket
holders may obtain reserved seats at 23
cents, i or others the prices are 50 and
75 cent. At 7:30 on Thursday mornine
a, the Y. M. C. A building the reserving
of seats begins, and continues after 10 a.
m. nt the Harper house pharmacy. At
i :J0 a currper ol checks, tonal to the
number of persona waiting to secure
.eats, will be thoroughly mixed and
passi d entirely by chance to those pres
ent. This wiil avoid the necessity of
ting present b f.re 7:80 and all will
have an equal opportunity in reservine
Feb. 10 D. A. Gamble to C. A. P-
eus, lot 6. block 1. Read's eujdiy., Son'h
C. A. Prsseus to CM. Johnson, lot 11.
blocks. Waterman PUee. Moline. $1 -
WcGlvnn & Ete'man to D. A. Gmhle
lot 6, hior-k 1, Ii-ad's subdiv., South Mo-
Annie E. Burr to Sarah J. Wankle and
Marv L. Merrimun. oart lota G and 7.
block 11, Town of Milan, $5.
Ftb. 10 Eitate of E. Carter. Final
report filed and approved and eitate
11. Estate of Fred Bubbers. Re
ceipt of distributees filed and estate
Eitate of Cornelia F. Harwood. Kre-
cutor's rport filed and approved.
Estate or I nomas a. O Donnell.
Cla'n:H of Julia K. Merceteau, executrix,
rnr$458 66 and W J McCoy allowed.
O der allowing administratrix to pay
cobU in foreclosure proceedings. Ad-
mitiitratr:x' report filed and approved.
Of the presentation of Charles Ban
ford's "Marc Antony" as it will be seen
at the Burtis at Davenport tonight, the
Philadelphia Times saya:
His is a performance not to be missed
and long to be remembered. His domin
ting paBsion in the control of the mob
and the skill with which he played upon
the passions of the Roman multitude in
the funeral scene was something that has
Dot been equaled in this generation.
Even Mr. Hanrord 8 own previous per
formances of the part were only a prom
183 of what he achieves now that he is
free to make "Anttny" dominate the
play. He starts his career as a star with
brilliant prospects, which were em
phasised last night by a hearty .recall
consequent upon his grief over the death
of "(;aesBr as well as after the funeral
Two pretty young ladies, Miss Bet kie
Ilaight and Miss Carrie Birkle, have done
much to help along the success of Fanny
Rice's hilarious comedy, "A Jolly Sur
prise." Miss II night has just turned
uineieec, while Miss Birkle has not yet
reached tbs mature age of seventeen.
They are both pupils of Dr. Pardy, Miss
Rice's astute manager, who declares that
he finds it a much easier task to teach
novices with any evidence of talent, than
to rehearse "old-timers." Harper's
MarcU Gran Carnivals.
For the Mardi Grnscxrnivals at Mobile,
Ala., and New Orleans, La., on February
14. 1603, the Burlington. Cedar Rapids &
Northern railway will sell round trip ex
cursion tickets to the above points at
special low rates. Tickets on sale Feb.
6 to 12 inclusiye. limited; good to return
until and including March 7, 1893. For
tickets, time of trains and other informa
tion, call on or address any agent of this
company or J. E. Hannkgan,
Gen. Tkt. and Pasa. Agt,
Some of the Anrleat and Modern Observ
ances of the Day.
Apropos of the subject of St Valen
tine's day, it should be svd that nothing
could be farther from the purpose of the
day than the questionably comic and un
questionably coarse prints with which it
is now usually associated. In the olde.n
times on this day messengers (for St.
Valentine's day is older than the postal
service) were busy carrying missives in
exchange between young people, but
they were all of a tender sentimental na
ture, for the day was sacreit to love and
borne have traced the observances of
the day to a feast held by the ancient
Persians in the month of February, a
feast dedicated to Isfendarmuz. the guar
dian of the fair sex. At this time the
women enjoyed all the privileges which
are with us the prerogatives of the leap
year. Wives were relieved from the duty
of submissiou t.td exercised the right of
cammand over their husbands, while
tiiaidens, with sacrifice of delicacy, wooed
and won if they would, the young men of
their choice. A closer similaiity exists,
however, between what was formerly the
chief ceremonial of St. Valentine's day
and one of the practices of the Lurerca
lia, a feast of the Romans, which was also
celebrated in the month of February.
The young men :ho?e cc mpunions of the
eentler sex by placing the names of the
fair ones in s-.me convinie.it receptacle
and drawing a nt-.me from this as chance
might direct. Tuis custom had its charm
for christian .19 well a psRaD, and it con-
'.inu"d to be observed long tf Ler the gods
and goddesses of R me and all tbe riUs
by whhh they were worshipped ba.
A Relic of I'agan Day.
Tiie good fathers of the primitive Chris
tian church fruwned apon this relic of
paean days, but concluded thit they
could not abolish it, they determined th-.it
they would turn it, as they had done with
many other things pertaining to pagan
weiship, to pious use?. They thought,
the young people of treir charge both
men and women, to choose by lot some
one of the saints, and it became the sol
emn duty of the young people to prac
tice for the year the essential virtues of
the saints that had fallen to their several
cares. The d xy set apart for this draw
ing wa9 the ?4'!i day of February, St.
Valentine's .day, and th's day was chosen
because it coincided with the time of the
Lupercalia, which was held in the mid
dle of February. In this way St. Valen
tine was brougot to give his name to
customs which were qui'e foreign to his
character. He muni certainly be much
mortified at what is annually done unner
sanction of his name, for he was a good
and staid bishop who lived in the third
century, atd suffered martydom for his
faith. The reform attempted bv the
church was not a popular one. It was
very hard for the young people to emu
late the saints, and it was very easy for
then tt love each other.
The Modern Invalid
Has tastes medicinally, in keeping with
otner luxuries. A remedy must be pleas
antly acceptable in form, purely whole
some in composition, truly beneficial in
eCect and entirely free from every ob
jectionable quality. If really ill he con-,
suits a physician; if constipated he uses
the gentle family laxative, Syrup of
Sft.ifs Specif is
A Tested Ramcdy
A reliable cure for Contagious
Kllcod Poison, Inherited Scro
fula end Skin Cancer.
As a to-.c for delicate Women
cod CtulJrcn it baa no equal.
Being purely vegetable, is harm
lesu. in iu ctTucts.
A tn-utl:4 on nKMl and Skin Dls
eaaue i:tu:lHl rKK ou apiillcution.
2srKijijists Sell It.
SWIFT SPECIFIC CO.,
Drawer 3, Atla.it., Ga.
Vs . i a
w -m i o g
See Yourself as Hers See Yen,
AND BUY YOUR
Curtains, Stoves, etc.,
New carpets coming in from
20c per yard up.
Lace Curtains for $1 per pair
Comforters for 75 cents, worth
Solid Oak Dining Room Chiirs for $1.40.
Extension and Centre Tables. Great Bargains,
Bed Room Suits,
Rocking v hair?,
F,vt-rv Kind e.f Ciinirs.
Lowest Prices. 3
EASY PAYMENTS. No Extra Charge.
CHAS. A. MECK
322 Brady Street, Davenport, Ii
Open till 8 o'clock. Saturday's till 10.
"WHERE DIRT GATHERS, WASTE RULES."
GREAT SAVING RESULTS FROM THE USE OF
of Chicago, the well known and successful f"pecialiit in Chronic diseases ad .'lseiscs ct tt
2yc tni Kur, by reqnestof many friends and patientg'hae decidsa tc re-T:r.t
Rock Island, Friday forenocn, March 10th, at the Rock Island Rouse
Moline, Keator House, afternoon of sam day.
CoB?ltation and exsmli ai'.ca free and coaS len'.ial in the p ix'om at :'i9 hot.?! from 8
to 12m. ONE DAY ONLY.
or JigxMS O
3urgeon-in-Chief Inter-State Association of Expert Specialists is acknowledged to t fs
most skillful practioner in Chronic and Nervous Diseases in this country.
Graduating with distinction from the University of Michigan, he took up tbe study nC
diseases of the Eye and Ear and the so-called obstinate and incurable Chronic Diseasec
ievoting many years of study and research in some of .the best hospitals and colleges J
"he world. He is not to be classed with the ordinary traveling doctor, bo too often w
not even a graduate of a repu'rb'; Medical Ollegp. in addition to a large home prac
tice he visits a few of the 'mporu.it cities of Illinois and brings his great vkill and e'
rience to those who could not well n-i'.hstatid the expense, fatigue, appreher.iion, and ex
citement of visiting a Itrge city. Thousands l;e or become confirmed invalids from lit
iack of skilled and expert mcuicr.! ar.d surgiril treatment.
NerVOUS Diseases Nervousness, Kervoi'S
Debility, Impaired Memory, Mental Anxi
ety, Absence of Will Power, Melancholy,
Weak Back, etc., etc., arising oftentimes
from indiscretions or fiom organic disease
in other organs. From neglect or improper
treatment these diseases olten end in Mel
ancholia Insanity or Suicide.
Catarrh, Asthma, Bronchitis and Hay
fever are all curable. The treatment of
Hay Fever must be begun three months at
least before the expected attack. Catarrh,
cliat terrible disease, which often leads to
deafness, Ringing in the Ears, Asthma,
Consumption, and diseases of the Stomach,
;ured by the latest and most improved
methods of medical science.
Kidney and Bladder Diseases, Strictures,
Varicocele, Hydrocele, Syphilis, etc., etc,
and all the terrible disorders consequent on
the indiscretions of youth treated with abso
lute cenaimy oi cure
Dl8ease9 Of Rectum, Piles, Fissure,
Fistula, and Ulcers cured permanently witi
out pain, knif cautery, or detention f-i;
Epilepsy, Catalepsy, Etc., cured by
wonderful new discovery.
Skin Diseases, Eczema, Psoriais, Pityria
sis, Lichen, etc., etc,, treated successfully.
Diseases of the Stomach, Lirer, &i.f
Diseases cf Women positively ruud ij
taken in time before the ucrvcus system i
the cause of so many unhappy result.,
this class of cases.
Diseases of tiie Heart and Elood T
large majority of so-called Heart Diseases
Diseases of the Eye and Ear All r or
ations necessary done without any pain u4
without the use of anaesthetics.
BRING SAMPLE UBIHB irniJ norc iv a mi m a-t-.
Wonderful Cures Perfeoted in cases which have been neglected or UDskillfully tretc-4.
. "P"1""113 r failures. After examination, if a case is found incurable, the
lent will be honestly informed.
Ca868 and CorrespondeiCe strictly confidential and treatment stmt by mall orexrax,
but personal consultation preferred. Send stamp lor question lists. Address
. - : OR. E H. DEYOE. 789 Warns Ave Vbl(a.