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THE ARGUP, THUBSDAT, DECEirBER 1C 1GC3. CITY CHAT. Frank Qaajle is in Peoria. i. 8. Gilmore Is in Chicago. Merrill pianos, Totten music house. The best broom Lee's Little Gem. Read them every evening The Abocs wants. Howard mandolins and guitars. Tottea's music house. Grand opening, candy department, at Tonng & McCombs'. Tonight for the men at Dolly Bros.1, shoes away down. A help to all who are in want Tbb Argus wants are best. Pnre, unadulterated candy to be had at Young & McCombs'. Have your pianos or organs tuned and repaired by W. C. Totten. Cut prices in the candy depart ment tonight at Toung & McCombs'. S. L. Allars has been called to Kss son, Minn., by the death of a rela tive. Fred Whisler, it is believed now, will be able to be home for the holi days. Fresh Columbia river salmon, trout, white fish and smelt at Hess Bros'. Mason & Hamlin pianos and or gans at Totten's music house, 1719 Be-'ond avenue. Tonight from 7 to 9, Dolly Bros, will sell a man's dress shoe for 1.23; one pair to a customer. Go and hear Jerusha Dow and see her family album next Monday even, ing. Admission 10 cents. A 50 cent china bon bon box filled with fine cream bon boos today only 25 cents at Young & McCombs'. The stage of water at the Bock Isl and bridge this morning was 2.85 and riiiog, the temperature 62. The finance committee of the board of supervisors is in session auditing the books of the county offi cers. A year ago yesterday Watertown was selected as the location for the Illinois Western Hospital for the In sane. Pure, unadulterated, of fine qual ity aod flavor, are the goods in Young & McCombs' candy depart ment. The Turner exhibition and open ing of their new home has been post poned, ana win occur Saturday, Dec. 19. Don't pay 100 per cent more for pure candy and creams when you can buy the best made at half price, at Youog & McCombs'. The Y. S. C. E., of Memorial Chris tian church, will give a Christmas sale and social at tue church Friday evening. Refreshments will be erved. Nels J. Sandstrom and Miss Ida B. Pearson, of this city, were married last Saturday by Rev. H. C. Mar shall, of the United Presbyterian cnurcn. The family of the late J. W. Dyer wisn to publicly express their grati tude to all who showed them symps thy and kindness in the affliction which recently befell them. Tickets for the organ recital of the first ai. is. church 1 rid ay even ing are on sale at rotten s musio house, theM. F. Bshnsen, von Koeck ritz drug stores and the Y. M. C. A. The attendance at the revival meetings in the United Presbyterian church is growing. Evangelist Neabit will preach this evening on The Great Question and Its Answer." As the bridge is now open the Vienna bteam oakery is ready to till an orders in the lire or baking at i day's notice. Telepbooe 63. H Korn & Sons, 317-319 Harrison street, Davenport. W. M. Reck, of Mclotyre-Reck Co., is convalescent from a S-dav sick spell, the first, he says, in 23 years lie was after a qua-ter centurv record, but fell down in the stretcb . and lost with the flag in sight. Tri-City Section, National CounMl of Jewish Women, is arranging to celebrate its first anniversary in the near future, when it is hoped to hav- Mrs. Hannah Solomon, president of the national council, here. The Home Mission circle of the First M. E church will give an en tertainment Monday evening. Dec 14, in the church parlors. Jerusha Dow will exhibit her family album and her description of each will be very enjoyable. Henry Schwartz, the murderer cf Express Messenger Nichols near Joliet on the Roek Island road March 13, 1886, and who. with his accom plice Newton Watt, wss sent to Joliet for life imprisonment, has had his sentence commuted by Gov. Alt geld to 20 years, which with the al lowance for good behavior will let him out in the spring. Bat Sk Want A young professional man has re ceived an epistle from a Davenport maiden which has set him to think in?. The letter is very nicely written and covers a halt dozen pages, in which she assures him that she knows him, having been smitten ith him the Oral time her glimmers met his manly form. She goes on in language that is a little fljwry at times and tells what a pleasure it would afford her to rain the ac- uaintance of the voung man, with whom she finally makes an engage- nect, having designated Turner asd opera house as the place, and un !ay afternoon, when concerts are bcM there, as the time. She explained further that she is an unusually small statnred lady. ais out attractive, and could be cacilv distinguished in a crowd. She a: d she wonld be seated in the bal cony on the west side of the house. Tho Rock Island man was over igat and early to meet the Miss. whom he concluded must be a arrcer. He began his search as eoou as he arrived at the appointed '..ice. He paraded around the lower ior rubber-necking up in the bsl cony until many thought he was either crippled or not used to get ting under such high roofed places. He waited until the crowd began to leave, when he stationed himself on the outside and scanned the face of cverjone who went out. Bat the little lady with the dark complexion wasn't there. Now he s wondering if somebody is not try ing to have fun with him. Awarded Highest Honors World' Fair, CREAM MOST PERFECT MADE A pure Grape Oeam of Tartar Pbwder. Free en Aaxnonia Alum or any oUer adulter rot iTJUM TW STANDARD. CARNIVAL OF CANDY a That Drpattmmt at Young at MrComb' Store. It would do you good to see John inn. the candy king, at work in bis palace of sweetness in the rear of Young & McCombs' department store where a bran new, clean, white out fit of candy-making utensils has been installed. There the pnrest sugars and flavors combined with cleanliness and epicurean taste are molded into morsels fit to mingle with the nectar of the gods. Candy n all its tempting forms is being made and placed on sale. Go and buy what you want at low prices. i s the candy headquarters. Amumnto. Of "The Boy Tramp," to be seen at Harp -r's tneatre Saturday even- ng. the New Orleans Times-Demo. crat savs: "The p'ay ia strongly melo-dramatic. and throughout the four acts abounds in strong and tell ing situations, which are heightened by realistic scenery and thrilling cli maxes. The language ia excellent. and the construction considerably above the regular order of such class of melo-dramas. In fact it can be said to be the best of its kind yet presented nere. The 1'rodigal rather,'" says the Providence Journal, "scored a grand success at the Providence opera nouse last - evening, rarce come dies seem to be the rule this season. but The Prodigal Father' is easily the best that has been seen in this city this season. The play itself furnishes plenty of opportunity for (on, and the company is fully caps bie of taking advantage of each op portunity. Then there are excellent specialty artists in the company who nod an opportunity to amuse the au dience outside the lines of the nlav In fact, it is the excellence of the company that puts it ahead of its predecessors. Many per pie were turned away last night unable to train even standing room." This is the attraction to be seen at Harper's ineaire sunaay nignt. "Town Topics." the new, big tarce comeay, win be seen next Sun lay night at the liurtis opera house Davenport- "Town Topics" will be presented by one of the best nautical and comedy organizations in the country; and with appointments as to scenery and costumea second to none. It is a bright, clever, catchy periormance, iuu oi novelty and orig inaiity. Mayor la tna Sawar. Mayor Knox made a trip through the Twenty-fourth street storm drain this morning. He was accompanied by Aid. W. C Maucker and Engineer raaaocK. "In my opinion Mr. Chandler, the expert, made a(fair report," said the mayor; -a least i feel more at liber ty to so state after I have thoroughly ai-iuunizeu me wors.. j ne council holds a special meet iog tonight to finally determine what to do about toe storm drain contract. The mayor says he will make a state ment to the council. There has been a deal of qniet . . . . . . . . . . uusuing on ine part or iccal insur ance representatives cf late, with view to having the connc-.l repeal the 2 per cent tax, and this may come up tonight. Dec lO. 1896. Today begins our great holiday sale. We have sent out the large bills giving full particulars, and no one who studies it well can fU to see that we are determined to do the greatest holiday trade this aeason that has ever been attempted in this vicinity. To nearby customers it is quite in order to say ton early. When the newa has had time to spread 'we cant serve our friends nearly so mnch to their comfort and satisfaction aa we eaa right now, while everything is in unbroken variety. McCaU fisos, Gladness Comes With a better understanding of the transient nature of the many phys ical ills, which vanish before proper ef forts gentle e fforts pleasant efforts rightly directed. There ia comfort in the knowledge, that so many forma of sickness are not due to any actual dis ease, but simply to a constipated condi tion of the system, which the pleasant family laxative, tryrupoi t lgrs. prompt lv removes. That is why it is the only remedy with .u'-Tf families, and is everywhere esteeu.e. so highly by all who value good health. Its beneficial effects are due to the fact, that it is the one remedy which promotes internal cleanliness without debilitating1 the organs on which it acts. It is therefore all important, in order to get ita bene ficial effects, to note when yon pur chase, that you have the genuine arti cle, which is manufactured by the Cali fornia Fig syrup Co. only and Bold by ail reputable druggists. If in the eniovment of good health. and the system is regular, laxatives or other remedies are then not needed. If afflicted with any actual disease, one may be commended to the moat skillful physicians, but if in need of a laxative, one should have the best, and with the well-informed everywhere. Syrup of Figs stands highest and is most largely used and gives most general satisfaction This is the way to That Hess Bros, take let you know they are always ready to furnish yon the best the market affords. Their list this week comprises: Head Lettuce. SplDScta, Wax Bc-sna, Tomatoes, Cauliflower, . Rutabagas. Holland Cabbage, CncTuabres, BadlahM, Oyster Plan t Parsley. Soap Bunches, Jersey Sweet Potatoes, Dressed Turkeys and Chickens. Malaga and Catawba Grapes, ' Oranges, Choice Eating Apples, Bananas and Pineapples m- Oysters, Celery and a full line of fancy goods of all kinds. Everything fresh. First class delivery service) Tours for Good Goods, I ill ESS BIBS. Headquarters FOR RUBBERS AT THE THE BOSTON STORE. SGDOO 1 -AT- Taylor's 1717 Second Avenue. Skates! Skates! BABNEY & BERRY 00K8 Santa Claus Hesidqu&rters. Nothing to hinder you from having a Merry Christmas, as you ran set the presents you want for the person you wish at a pt ice you can afford. Celebrated Skates AT DAVID DON, H16-1817 . SECOND AVENUE. P ure Candies v IX COXFFCTTOSEBY for ' the Holidays cannot fal to a ti act your attention and obtain your trade. Unpre- -cedented as it is, from now until Christmas we will tell: Our Special Mixed - - 3 pounds for 25c Fine A. li- ium Drops 3 pounds for 33c. Kxtrai ream Almonds. 3 flavors. 20c a nound. Extra Cream Filberts - - 20e a pound. Burnt Almonds - - - - 20c a pound. our leader: A pnre Home-Marie Mixed at 10c a pound. Hand-Made Chocolate Cream 20c a pound. OUR PRICES are lower on good (roods where purity and healthfulness arc con sidered than these so called would-like-to - make- you-be-lieve - cheap - concerns that they are doing wonders when their goods have got to be sold cheap, they will not bear the price of sugar. KHrtl, at MATH hmbeeata busl- ters too long to sll track tart la not lit to eat, andante!! 'ae Una of yooraolro ana ckildrea. GAUDIES a baskets aaa soxes la fact eonf otloa-ry la many fancy trap Uclrs at all prices. SSSXiX. 5c MATH Pnona ll a71-l71e taooad Ay. Take a look at the dade ia our window. !TV LARGE fV LISE OF v mr I' if UJI gJ? UP. Fancy Plates Or ALL KIXDS. Five Cats Cap and Sanoer lO CoXLtS: Derry Sets. Jo? Ice Crenci. Sets. aVaaliTal a from 5o "D"i Beginning, Tonight we start one of the era test Tot Kales aver aadertakea In this section. LOOK OCf FOR US. BROOKMAN 9C - 319-321 Tntstisth ttrcst. US" coisnsrEoxiojsr Twentieth Street Gives Satbfactlon In Goods and Prices. JEWELER Expert Watch Repairing. 3 1 Holiday Bargains The wild winds of winter have whistled about our houses and imkes us th'nkof Christmas. With that comes the thoughts of presents. A la ger array cf handsome and useful presents cannot be found elsewhere than here. Some- thing for every member of the family, and some- thing appropriate at that 00TUCIHriSS3' You know us when it comes to Couches a magnificent display at wholesale prices A special feature for the holidays. PARLOR SUITES In endless variety, at prices within your reach. We know we can please you and please the re- cipient of the present Hundreds of pretty and l appropriate article?. Call early. iClemann & Salzmann. 1 1 THE LEADER IN FURNITURE. s 3 Our ads are i ecoanlzed as solid Bargain Truths that bring you enuloe price Benefits. W never have and never will bdieve the public want to be hurnbus-ffed nHmer do M & K offend your intelligence by adver tising fabulous, untruthful "worths" (as worth $ 5 for $1) which abound In other ads nowadays. For 13 years we have made it more provable for you to trade here than at any other store. Our business could never have been built up had we resorted to such shallow, misleading statements as generally predominates. We male ic a point to give a little better article at a little less price thaa you really expect to get, and teg to call atten tions to our 15, $7.35 and S10 Men's Orereoata. S4.99, 16.35. fS.50 and ilO Men's Suits. ft 95. 2.95, 3 50 and tl 85 Bojs' Ulsters. S1.95. 12.95. 13.75 and $4.50 Boys' Reefers. 14.40, 14.90, 6 35 and $10 Boys' Loat; Pant Suit. 13c, 25c, S8e and 49o Knee Pants. fie, 15c, 25e, 33c and 49e Shirt Waist. 10c, 15c, 25c. 35c and sOo Mufflers. 25c, 33c. 48c and 75c Uaderwear. 7c, 18c 25a ul 48c Glores and Mittens. 25c, 37c and 48a Working SLirt. fie, 7c, 10c and 15c Hosiery. 75c. 98c and S1.25 Men's Jean Peat. S1.50. 11.95 and 1.85 Mea's aU wool ran as. 25a and 45e Orcralla. Comparison Tells the Tale While the prices we quote give a bare id a, we prefer having you compare the gdt with other detlen ?ooV all over town, match them if you can wmparison will readJy convince th .t there is no place like I x 1 23 Men's Shoes at $1.50, others charge $1 00. Men's Shoes at S. others charge $3 for. So'e agent for Dugan & Hudson's Iron clad shoes and Strong & Garfield's tine mea's shoes.