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harper's Tneatre, ktarday Night, Oct. 6. ONE NIC.IIT ONLY. .,; Kr..- i-mint or lh Statural Irtth Comc il an. Vixkl and Daoour, TONY FARRELL , IT.'diHtioa of His Sew and Latest I nb C-.m dy-Prama, OWEN' t.wit r'mell'aWoriBii! ,JU Tiwilari? tHrea IJnarVt! ! au TI.e . raed Cburr.lt choir! 1 1 n The Orrat Chanel Scene ! i htbi riMiin rwrr: i '1 lii' Tutilliog Ktcat 1 1 ! . -J.-, ami Tc Seata OB ra'e Oct. 4, i Special Notice K,.r tlx' next couple of weeks arc going to offer some r. Bargains in Pianos j UKCiANS AimImmIv intending to lniy a ..:uio fit her now or in the ".:. Inl tin-w ill do well by ini'ing and getting onr low pri' i'- am! terms, ami will vi w money by purchasirg r.". h oO(!yn(l9S Music Store 1717 Second Ave. Unck Island. 46 Fifteenth Street, Moline. IOVED. We are now at 1610 Second Avenue. i & ADLER Vhotesale Liquors. M IU1 JL IU1 WILl x-'S. Clean Silks and Woolen Goods, : Wim, Curtains and Carpet. It has rn rq ;.i; f,ir Cleaning House, Killing V. litis .ind Ksmoving Grease Spots. ;b Ksad It. Sates Money and Labor. ron sati tVfsfvWMSKt. RIE 15 CENTS A CAKE OR TWO CAKES FOR 25 CENTS. K""v, Has IL Del Moines. Imam, WHEN IN NEED pARRY Remember that you can always find the latest styles and largest assortment in the tri-cities at Mason's Carriage Works Davenport, Iowa. Proprietoror of the IK 0 S iS 3FZ Y. AO k'nd. of Cut riowara eon-Wet ! on bun.i. "inn Uunm "ne block from Central Park. largest la Iowa. 1a-i vo r.DriM nil I raeaaw", Allaya I'aln avud ItheHorre. Hnlomi Tanta I ilves Kelirfart once Jsoc LniEKiataarbTKiaU. ELY EVERY WOMAN aknattaaaa naada a nl tabic, saoathlr, mrnlatinf neflielm. Only haraalaaa a Us paraaidxugaabaaid ba oaad. Ujtm mtut tta bast, gat D7. Pod'o Pennyroyal Pills n an Minl aasa av certain For sale by T. II. Thomas, Druggist, . KNOWLEDGE Brings comfort and improvement and tends to personal enjoyment when rightly used. The many, who live bet trr than others ami pni..u lifan. ' J J '- niku less expenditure, by more promptly adapting the world's best products to m umia 01 imysicai ncing, will attest the value to health of the pure liquid laxative principles embraced in the remjay. Syrup of Figs. IlS excellence is dllA tn fa nnuntiu. in the form most acceptable and pleas ant m tun taste, vne reircsningand truly beneficial properties of a perfect lax ative; effectually cleansing the system, dispelling colds, headaches and fevers and permanently curing constipation. It has riven satisfaction to millions and met with the approval of the medical profession, because it acts on the Kid neys, Liver and Bowels without weak ening them nnd it is perfectly free from every objectionable substance. Syrup of Firs is for sale by all drag gists in 50c unci $1 bottles, but it is man ufactured by the California Fig Syrup to. nly, whose name is printed on every package, also the name, Syrup of Figs, and being well informed, you will not accept any substitute if oflcred. SCREENS ISrSfSjSSr3f3rS)99JS SCREEN DOORS, WIN DOWS, ALL WIDTHS OF WIRE SCREEN. Rubber Hose, Lawn Mowers, And a com pit to line of niixcu bouse and floor paints, white lead, lin seed oil. etc. FRANK ILL 1610 Third avenue. Floral Bazar, Cut Flowers and Plants Fine home-made Bread and Cakes . . . Geo. T. Crowder 319 20th street. 'B. P. Evans. Of Carriages, Harness, Laprobes, . Whips, etc. Bradr etraa) mil Bradr atreet, ra von port, la M-nranim the Kauai Inflammation, Heals and ameli. a for Cold in M IUWU-M Warns bU.Jt.X. rTT "DE FOR ANT STOVE. FURNACE V Ji OR ENGINE. ONE-HALF CHEAPER JJUliXEB H" woo 0R C0L-" SM0KE us vuuh. m rairtu rinc WANT AOEKTS on salary or commission. Send tor catalogue 01 Prices and Terms. NAT10RAL OIL BURXER CO. 692 Cedar Ave, CLEVELAND. OHIO. In tasait. xaw aviainw vr. min iwwu sole agent. Rock Island, I1L THE TEXT BOOKS. The Uniform System Now Ex isting in Our Schools. THE CONDITION PAST AND PRESENT. The SitaatloD aa County Superintendent Blsrshall Found It, and aa It la Today Through the Keforms Inauirarated by Illra-Work on Hi. Part That Speak For Itaelt and la Appreciated. Four years ago Rock Island county could probably present as great a variety of school text books as any county in the state. The following ifc a list of a few in nse at that time: Readers Swinton's, Osgood's, Modern, Appleton's, Mctiuffcy's, llarjier's. Franklin's, Educational reader. Normal, Barnes'. Geographies Harper's, Mod tieth's, Swinton's, McNally's, Mitch ell's, Guyot's, Warren's, Barnes', Eclectic, Butler's. Arithmetics Goff's, Rav's. Robin son's, McVicker's. Felter's. Dean's. Harper's, Fish'sWhite's. Grammars Harvey's. Tinneo's, Green's, Sill's, Barnes', Reed & Kel logg's, Swinton's, Raub's, Clark's. lext books on other subjects were proportionately numerous, and changes were being made constantly at me suggestion ut book agents, and teachers who preferred books which they had previously used. ine law provides that changes in text books shall not be ma Jo oftener than onee in four years; but no one felt any particular responsibility for the introduction of books into these schools. No record was kept of such introduction, and but little iittention was given to the 4-years' limitation. Changes were fitful, irregular and often without any resulting benelit to the scholars; in fact, a t'ood text book was often replaced with an in ferior one. With nearlv everv change of teachors came the call for books, books, books; until the people really wondered whether the schools were being operated in the interest of the children or of book publishing houses. I niformltj Required. Another requirement of the school law relating to text books, provides that directors shall enforce uniform ity of books in their particular dis tricts. In some districts this was done, and in others it was not, and in either case, it was attendant with evils and hardships which countv uniformity corrects. There are hun dreds of tenant farmers and laboring men in this ccunty who are con stantly changing their residences from place to place as opportunities for work may require; and when they moved from one school district into another before uniformity was en forced, they were required in every instance to buy more or less books, and in many instances, an entirely new list. This was a peculiar bard ship upon a class of people who were the least able to bear it, and was in excusable because it was unneces sary. If in the cities of Rock Island and Moline, a different series of books were used in each building, and the people were required to buy a new list or a part of a new list, every time they should move from one ward into another, they would fully appreciate the condition as Mr. Mar shall found it in the district schools. In those districts where uniformity was not enforced, new pupils were permitted to nse the books broujrht from other districts. The only prac ticable classification of pupils, at least in the lower grades of the dis trict schools, is one based on the text books, and this diversity of text books meant a multiplicity of classes which otherwise might have been grouped together, thus enabling the teacher to economize time and to de velop better the subject of each reci tation. It was not uncommon to find teachers in these schools strug gling through from twenty to thirty daily recitations. County Superintendent Marahall'a Reform. County Superintendent Marshall quickly appreciated this weakness in the system, and set abont to secure uniformity of books. Realizing that this could be done only through the voluntary co-operation of the school directories of the county, he called a meeting in each township and ad dressed the directors on the import ance of the feasibility of his plan to secure this end. In this way an in terest and a determination was aroused in every part of the county, which gave the movement an impet us, which book publishing houses were powerless to counteract. A text book committee made up of such men as L. D. Edwards. Sam Heath, Fred Titterington, William Mat thews and others, was created, which acting with Mr. Marsha'l, selected a standard series of modern text books. The committee did hot advise radi cal changes, but suggested that the books be introduced into the schools as changes would ordinarily occur in the promotion of classes, etc. It is now three years since the move ment was inaugurated, and the prac ticability of Mr. Marshall's plans is fully demonstrated in the fact that 80 per cent of the books in nse in the district schools are uniform. They, are good in any district school in the couuty. It is no longer necessary for tenant farmers ana others to buy books at every change of residence. Under the previous system, if it may be called a system, dealers were obliged to keep in stock a great vari ety of books, and they had no assur ance that any of them would be used for a definite period. They were liable to . become unsalable stock at any time, and they were obliged to sell at prices which would secure them from the loss of dead stock Now the standard series of books are as staple as groceries, and they are being sold at a reduction of from 25 to 33J per cent from prices formerly paid in many parts of the connty. Appreelatdd by Teachers, This In snbstance is- another of the reforms instituted and successfully accomplished by Mr. Marshall, and which has already resulted in the saving of hundreds of dollars to the people of the county, as well as bet ter and more effective work in the schools, through the clo-er classifi cation made possible by uniform books. 1 be teachers or the county. appreciating the importance of this movement, bave loyally supported Mr. Marshall in this, as they have in all his efforts to introduce system into our public school work. iney are also supporting him in his candidacy for county superin tendent, and Mr. Marshall can have no better recommendation than this support from those who are familiar with his work and his plans. The Standard Not Politic should be the laMae. It is unfortunate that the election of a county superintendent is con nected with a political ticket. There should not be any partisanship in the election of this officer. The interests of our public school system should be free from all contentious questions of politics and religion. I'arties mar properly contend for policies and principles which grow out of, and are peculiar to the purposes of their or ganizations, but in advancing aud promoting the efliciency of our pub lic schools, in which children are prepared for citizenship aud useful ness in life, we should lind a common ground. Mr. Marsh-j.il has demon strated his ability as an pflicient school man in systematizing and re organizing the work of our schools, and to retire him now in the midst of his work would be to lose all we have gained. His opponent is a man in the neighborhood of fifty years, who has -drifted from school" work to business and from business to school work without showing any ability in either line. We cannot afford to experiment in this matter. Our school interests are too important and this will be the verdict in November. A Wonderful Invention. The latest and most remarkable improvement in food products is the new llorsford's Baking Powder, which has attained such enormous sales in this vicinity during the past few months, and which promises to displace the old-fashioned kinds be. cause of the greatly superior results obtained by its use. This powder excels in three important particulars, viz.: baking strength, healthf illness, and purity. One-aud-a-lialf tea spoonfuls will produce better results than two full teaspoonf uls of the best of other kinds. All other bak ing powders are composed of either alum or cream of tartar, both of which leave a physic to the bread, while this powder is strictly a pure phosphate powder, and is of" itself a natural healthful article of food, ben eficial to all. Every ingredient is strictly pure. It contains no alum, cream tartar or ammonia. Romeaeckera frcuralon. The B., C. R. & N. railway will run homesoekers' excursions Sept. 11, Sept. 25 and Oct. 9. Tickets on sale to points in northwestern Iowa, southwestern Minnesota and South Dakota, at a rate one fare, plus $2 for the round trip. - Good 20 davs from date of sale. Tickets at the above rate will also be sold to points in Kansas,' Nebras ka, Missouri, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Montana, New Mexico, Mani toba, Tennessee, Mississippi. Ala bama. Louisiana. Arkansas, Indian Territory, Oklahoma and Texas. Full particulars will be furnished by ticket agents. J. Morton, Gen. Tkt. and Pass. Agt. k Cedar Rapids, Iowa. "A Friend In Meed la a Frirnd Indeed. A friend advised me to try Ely's Cream Balm, and after using it six weeks I believe myself enred of ca tarrh. It is a most valuable remedy. Joseph Stewart, 624 Grand avenue. Brooklyn, N. Y. My son was afflicted with catarrh, I induced him to try Fly's Cream Balm, and the disagreeable catarrhal smell all left him. lie appears as well as any one J. C. Ulmstead, Areola, 111. Frice of Cream Balm is 50 cents. 1 SO Kseuraloa to Penrla and Betura. On Wednesday Oct. 10, the K. I. & F. railway will" run an excursion to Peoria and return for the McKinlev meeting at that point. Train leave's Rock Island at 8 a. m , returning leaves Peoria at 4:30 p. m.. arrives at Rock Island 7:50 p. m. Rates for the round trip, $1 50. R. Stockhouse, G. T. A. Home Neekera Eaeuraloa. The C.. M. & St. P. railway wiH run their home seekers' excursions on the following dates: Sept. 11 and 25, and Oct. 9. Rate one first-class fare plus $2. Tickets good to return 20 days from date of sale. E. D. W. Holmes, Agent. Coal Market. . Hard coal, all sizes, per ton $7 60 Discount for cash, per ton. 25 Cannel coal per ton 6 00 Indiana block ier ton 4 00 Kentucky lump per ton 4 25 Cartage added on less than ton or ders. E. G. Fkazkk. IUaolutlon and Co-Partnerahip Kotloe. Notice la hereby tlra that the flrra of Roeea Celd A Mattery haa di-ohrl, ai.d the under filmed Rv anrcceded to the uat-ineaa of aald firm. All parti a owing a iiil a ra will uay aocb in ehtcdi.ea. to t e nndrnirned. Kock lelaiid. III., Oct. 4, leM. - itmn j. f laturt. Ebwabd A. Laar. ay Serrleea. At Trinitr chapel. Rev. R. F Sweet, rector, even song and Sunday scuooi at p. m. At Trinity ; church. Rev. R. F. Sweet, rector, Sunday school at 9:15 a. m. Matin 8 and celebration at 10:45 a. m. Even song at 7:30 p. m. At the Central Presbyterian, Rev. John H. Kerr, pastor, services at 10:45 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Morn- ject, "The Analysis of a True Chris. ttan L.ife;" evening. "JNathaniel, the Guileless Isrealite.'' Sunday school at S:3U a. m. 1. V. S. C. K. at 6:45 p. in. At the Christian church. Rev. T. W. Grafton, pastor. Services at 10:45 a. m. and 7:30 p. ni. Morning sub ject. The Human Factor in the World s Redemption;" evening, "The Restoration of the Primitive Ordi nances." Sundav school at 9:15a. m. V. P. S. C. K. at 6:30 p. m. At the Fortv-fourth Street Chapel, preaching by Rev. W. II. Stickel at 10:45 a. m. and 7:45 p. m. Morning subject, "Strength in Weakness;" evening. '-The Mission of Jesus." Sunday school at 3 p. in., F. M. Sin- net, superintendent. Prayer meet ing Thursday evening at 7:45. At the Broadway Presbyterian, Rev. W. S. Marquis, pastor, will preach at 10:45 a. m. on "Give Ye Them to Eat." At 7:30 p. m.. lecture by the Rev. D. E. Fink, on "Pictur esque Home Missions." Sunday scnooi at :is a. m. xoung people's meeting at 6:45 p. m. South Park Sunday school at 2:30 p. in. At the First Methodist church, services at 10:45 a. m. and 7:30 p. in.. by the pastor. Rev. F. W. Merrell. Morning subject. "The Christian Church," a sermon for a class of pro bationers to be received iuto full membership. F'vening. "The Great Teacher." Sunday school at 9:30 a. m. Young people's meeting at 6:30 p. m. At the First Baptist, preaching by the pastor. Rev. Dr. C K. Taylor, Ph. D. Subject for morning: "God's Challenge." Evening. "What Bap tists Believe Concerning the Book," the first of a series en Baptist be- neis. sunaay scbool at 9:16 a. m. B. Y. P. U. meeting at 6:30 p. m. Leader, Mrs. C. E. Taylor. Topic, "A Striking Contrast." Junior union at 2:30 p. m. At the United Presbvterian. instead of the morninr sermSn there will be special services in the inter ests of the Sabbath school. This is "Rally Day." The school will meet as usual at 9:30 a. m.. and for 10:30 a. m. a special program has been pre pared. Every member of the school and congregation is requested to bn present, and an invitation is extend ed to all the former members of the school to meet on this occasion. Evening service at 7:30 p. ni., with sermon by the pastor. Subject. "The Tromise Unto Yon." Young people's meeting at 6:45 p. m. Railroad Siotea. J. W. Heiley, of Rata via, N. Y.. conductor on the N. Y. C. railway, and one of the best known men on the road, says of Parks' Tea: ForlOyears I have suffered from constipation. Tried everything and found notbin" of lasting valne. Having heard so many talking of Parks' Tea, I tried it without much hope. The first dose moved my bowels easily and now 1 am cured. It works like "magic. Sold by Harts & Ullemeyer. Economize. One and a half teaspoonfuls Horsford's Baking Powder gives better results than two full teaspoonfuls of any other. No. 2155. . REPORT or vac coKDiTioa or ras PEOPLES NATIONAL BANK, AT BOCK laLAHD, In the Bute of Illlnola, at the clore of bualneaa. BBaOITBCBB. Loan, and dtmmitit. ...ftSS.TTV 9 Overdraft, awared ani unsecured.... yH 80 U.! lloDdaloaecnr eifcaiaiioa SS.M (ti PreniinaiaoD U. Donda .t'0 00 Stock', arcuriiiea, etc ou Danktas-touiM!. f jruitnre and flxtarea. S wa OU inae irom national aanaa (not reserve aeent ljrvr s f mm hsU-batika rd bankers...., .Tmi H7 loe from approved rewrvi ajenta.... 191,1411 a t hecka and other canto Htw r? 21 ivofea ot otuor National b mka 1 mat IM Frac papwt-nr. nickel-, aul-eou.... M Hi uawini mxcy reaerve in tank, vit: ttlMM-U. 1. flill 1 I .orl tnviit- nutj'a a m.a Am !S,y4 4 Krdeaipttoti ruud with U. 8, Treasurer (5 prr cent of clreulafon) S.S0 SO uu Trent u. n. Traaaurer. cube.- than 6 per cent redemption land IjOSO Total $M 1,9TB t0 umiut Be. Capital etoek paid la Sino.000 O0 Snrnlua fund oU,U0U OS uuoiviueu pmn-a, leas alienees ana taxeetaid 17.48 National Bauk Wotea outataadlBC 45.0 00 tc tu oidtt national Diuua S T 41 Due to etale Hanka and baaktre 1.1X1 1 Ind. dep subject to check 257. "(jti It uemandcer. ofdeio.lt 4.10 Ul Time rertinratea of depoatt S3 ,TSI M icr.ttMd cferoka lull Total. Itsi M1 40 WATl O ILLINOIS. I Coobtv or Koca laUkMB, I I. C. Hellpeaatetl, ca-hW of th above-named bauk. do aolemo y a ear that the a hove eta- t.ei:t la true to the heal of my knoalefbre aud heller, C HKLLPBNSTKLU Cashier, gnberbed and swota o before me thir h ea of Oct. , Wat. A. CHMITT. Ibeal.1 Motary Public Correct Attest: , C SrBiaei.. I Paras KatEa, VPiructorr. Job. atoaaariaUB, r Oo? PURE DON'T ACCEPT the pi,-jc-:t a camblc co, corn. Rock Island -MANUFACTURERS OF- Phaetons, SurrieL, Buggies, Spring and Farm Wagons It will Pay you to Call and get our Low prices before Imying The Moline Moltki, Ills. timlmwis ol FARM, SPRING MD FREIGHT WAGOHS A foli aca coispltu Use of natrons and other Sprti.r arxma.aveciarir aaarleo U as esMra trade, of atiar1or wortttetrrti and tclab liiaatrated Price Last tracer aM-lwatioa. See tke HOLM X WaOud before tmicbaslai T. F. BURKE, JOHN JOERS, Vice President. President. Plumbers, Steam and Gas Fitters. Reck IslmSi Haatiag is, fai-si Co. Hot Water Heating Beer Pumps 119-121 E. 17th St. Rock Island, L.L Tel. No. 1288 Sole Agent for tke Fnrmaa. JOHV M. PAKlUOat. PaOnrooix 2 sou Painters and Decorators FAF5S EA1TOS&3, CALCOmXSS. ate. SHOP, 419 STtMBlh St, 03C IST-AITO. ILL. JOHN KONOSKY, Carpenter and Builder, OFFICE, NO: 2831 SIXTH AVENUE, Shoo on Yin fltrt. J. SPILGSK. Contractor and Builder. Slurp, Holly ZXom XXomM. . BMldenoa. 410 rVvtntb atawt 9.9. ROSENFIELD BROS. PRACTICAL ' Plumbers, Steam, Gas Fitters'. Horn Heatinc tad fteaiUrr Plant Uac. BasesBeat Bock Island Hat. Rank City "Boa and Express Lino. For Bat or Express L1m telephone 1141, and you will receive prompt attentlom. TraKZT.igB ft ,gl30S3s Propi. lasV'a-amV IMITATIONS. Buggy Co., rSctorv and Ware Enoma oa . F1 iterate street brtweea r!rr aid 9eroad sveeae. lielall trade eapecimllv olcM Wason Go. ERNEST WAGNER, Sec and Treu BKaTBT A. PAUOOa POOR T8L4 Nil. Teal n.i.-c it "