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THE ATOU8, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER lfi, 1Q9C
Of our Well known Wear-resisting
. where the cloth is thoroughly
BOVS SllltS te8ted and absolute strength
Boys' Suits wriPt.rongly 8wed "d
RflVQ llitc tnat are a marvel in fit and
DUJfd O III Id n,aie by journey men tailors.
at the lowest of low prices.
C.mm.tklnn MARKET IN PLAIN FIGURES
L.WCI J llllll
Your Money Back If You Want it
It Pave t0 trade at the Always Reliable One
II Tciya price clothiers.
SIMON & MOSENFELDER'S
Rock Island House Comer. ,
Loose and Mounted.
Quality and Value Guaranteed
H. D. FOLSOM, Jeweler.
1703 Second Avenue.
We Have Just Received
A NEW SHIPMENT
Roses, Violets, Foliage.
Birds, High Crown Hats, Felt Flats.
Dress Hats, Chenille Braids, (Jlace Taffeta Ribbon
Glace Moire Ribbon, Black Moire Antique, Colored Ltons Velvet
Clesa Desirable Goals! Properly Priced! Excellent Yalces!
not Co t"
If a Man were to Offer You
A Gold Dollar for 50c
You wou'd be apt to buy it provided vou
knew the man AND THE DOLLAR. Three
fourths of any busiro's transaction consists
of continence," based on the standing cf the
dealer and the known quality of the goods
offered. It is for this reason we take a par
donable pride in calling attention to the
fact that our sole endeavor to sell the very
best Stoves msde has naturally resulted in
our Increasingly cnormom sales of Jewel"
Stoves and Ranges, and this is particularly
gratifying because of the fact that year by
year people have become more thoroughly
educated in stove construction, and today
the purchaser of stoves is, as a rule, well
versed as to its construction, durability and
economy. Call and examine our sample
line, representing the "Largest Stove Plant
la the World."
Allen, Mvers & Comowv
Opposite Harper llouse. 1821 SCOW 1VE.
BARD BOBBY BURNS
His Praises Sung by Supt.
Robert G. Young.
A LECTURE AT TEE BROADWAY.
Hem of ta Ink Iaad Fabtle Bebaals
Mak.a Bis rtnt Appaaraaee am tha PI.
form. Tell lot- at tarn Life aa Ckaratttr
f acotlaad's racrawncd Paet-Laaraate
The praises of Scotland's bard.
Bobby Barns, were- sung at the
Broadway Presbyterian church last
night by Robert G. Young, superin
tendent of the Rock Island schools.
It was the first public appearance on
the platform here of Mr. Young, who
enpys quite a reputation throughout
the west as a lecturer, and who won
many new admirers last night.
Burns, the Uncrowned Poet Lau
reate," was the subject of Mr.
Young's talk. He recited many of
the incidents of the career of the
Scotland bard, whose life and char
acter he illustrated in a most enter
taining and interesting manner.
Men are often burn in tjd pro
pitious ages, as well as unfriendly
climes." said Mr. Young. and thus
genius transcendent genius and
the germs of mighty power are hid
den by the sombre veil of a dead age,
or crushed by the remorseless grip
of the most cruel and depressing
conditions. Labor painful, persist
ent, continuous is said to be the
agency that produces great men; bnt
conditions make more great men
than does labor. Robert Burns was
a man of wonderful power and at the
same time of astonishing weakness.
He was born in an unpropitious age,
in an unfriendly clime, and under
the most depressing conditions; and
yet, durirg his short life, he exerted
a tremendous influence for good that
has rapidly increased as the years
have come and gone. H:s power was
of that kind which develops b?
reason of its own irresistible energy
and which, in spite of his poverty",
made him a man cf marked t lliciency
in lifting his people above that ab
normally depressed condition into
which a life of the most menial
drudgery had forced them.
"Burns lived at a time when the
poor TSre desperately poor; when
the hand of the rich crubbed beneath
it the humble peasant; when rank
and wealth were the gods b-fore
which the servile knee was ever bent,
and jet he lived at a time when the
lesson of a better social and political
condition was just beginning to ttir
the hearts of men and til them with
longings that to this day are not fully
satisfied. Although in so many re
spects an unpropitious age, it was a
time that needed just such bold, in
dependent, liberty-lovicg men as he.
Men, who by their courage and help
fulness could lift up the fallt-n, in
spire the discouraged and speak
words of comfort and help to those
who had fillen into the depths of
despair. Such a man was Robert
Burns. Bound to the people ry ties
of sympathy, interest and associa
tion, hampered beyond expression
by toil ana poverty; crushed often
times by unexpected calamity, yet
inspired by the rugged mountains of
his loved Scotland, drinking inspira
tion from nature's glorious manifes
tations, he became a poet, the beauty
and richness of whose eongs were
equaled enly by the pain and an
guish which for the greater part of
his life filled to overflowing his ach
ing heart. Ala! the strerth of his
will was but weakness, and on this
rock he wrecked the wonderful pos
sibilities of his life. To his weak
will he added a questionable stand
ard cf morals which frequently
brooght upon him the censure of
public opinion and caused his friends
the keenest anxiety and apprehen.
sion. As a result of this commingling
of characteristics. Burns was poor,
proud, active and restless, chaling
under the conditions which he in
part made for himself, but conld
not shake off, and which galled him
at times almost to madness.
Lira of tha fort.
'On the 23th day of January,
1757, in a clay built cottage, sur
rounded by a" few acres of sallow,
hungry soil, Robert Burns first saw
the light," continued the speaker,
ho then followed the poet on
through life and its attendant for
tunes and misfortunes; how he min
gled in the society of the rollicking
lads and lassies, and finally becoming
popular in a debating society, and
then being convinced that he
could not successfully follow the
ordinary occupations of his time,
be tesolved to torn his attention to
the composition of verees; how he
became discouraged by his repeated
failures in business, soured from the
effect of his frcqaent dissipations
and made irritable by his physical
suffering, he became gloomy and sad
and a melancholy state came over
him which remained till his death.
The speaker seii that one of the
most marked ' characteristics of
Burns was hi intense love of nature.
In closing his tribute to the poet he
quoted Thomas Carlyle: "In pity
i ig admiration he lies enshrined
in all onr hearts in a far
nobler mausoleum than one of mar
b.e; neither will his works, even
as they are, pass away from the
memory of man. While the hhakes
peares " and the Milton roll on I:ke
mighty rivers through the country
of thought, bearing fleets of traffick
ers and assiduous pearl fishers on
their waves, to is little valcluaa
fountain will also arrest onr eyes;
for this, which is also of nature's
own and most cunning workmanship,
bursts from the depths of the earth
with a full gushing current into the
light of day; and often will the trav
eler turn aside to drink of its clear 1
water and mnse among its rock
Mr. Young interspersed hit lecture
with quotation from the choice
poem of Burns. The Sunday suhool
room of the church was we'll filled
and all were delighted with Mr.
Young, who is a clear talker, forci
ble illustrator and an excellent en
tertainer. His effort of last evening
was, while a tribute to the bean
ties of Burns' character in which
nature' abundant endowment were
reflected, a treatise, too, on the more
sombre phase of. hi ctrecr. The
lecture was an intelligent study, a
poem in itself.
AROUSED MUCH FEELING.
The Btrmii R.pobllaaa KMiiaat for
The purpose of local republican
politician to make the commission
ersbip of the Western Insane hospi
tal a part of the spoils of cilice, as
hitherto referred to by Tax Abki'S.
ha aroused much feeling. specially
in that the aim is to supersede the
commissioner whose term first ex
pires. T. J. Medill, the president of
U.e board, by a republiean instead of
filling the vacancy created by the
resignation of Commlsr-ioner Kden,
also a democrat, first. But the desire
is to satisfy the ravenous demand
for recognition on the part of republi
cans in this county, and the realiza
tion of thia has furnished the impe
tus to. a general non-partisan move
ment in behalf of Mr. Media's reap
pointment. This found expression
in the Tri-City Labor congress Sun.
day, when a resolutiin ws adopted,
which, for scfiioient reasons, ha been
suppressed until now, but which has
nevertheless gained circulation, in
dorsing Mr. Medill a the ptoper
man for local commissioner without
regard to politics. The action is
timely and altogether proper.
THE COMING TIME CARD.
Radical Train Kaanla CbangM aw the
Next Sunday comes the new time
card on the Kock Island on whieh
occasion the new rales will go into
effect. Exactly what the new sched
ule will bring is yet a matt r of con
jecture, but it has been hinted that
some of the change will be cf a
radical nature. For instance, one of
the rumors i that train 1 and S
will be taken IT the main line from
Kock Island west and rnn around
the horn, via Muscatine. Oskaloo.a.
thence to Des Moines. The distance
over this route is only six miles
greater than via the main line, the
fnru.cr bring 12 miles and the latter
176. This announcement seem
plausible from the fact that the
Kock Island has been credited with
a determination to so arrange the
Iowa train service as to practically
insure the equivalent of a double
track service across the state of
Iowa from the Mississippi to IV
Moines, and this would contribute to
Another rumor, which is better
founded, if anythiog, than the one
above given, is of a new train
running from Wilton via Muscatine
to Rock Island, reaching here about
5:3 J p. m., and returning at 7:15
over the same route. The Illinois
division time card has been received
There are but two changes in it, one
being that train 6 now guicg east at
2.55 a. m will depart at S 10 a.' m ,
and 20 east-bound at 1.20 p. m. now,
will leave five minutes earlier. There
are no change in the train coming
west from Chicago this far.
At KluoHaala Dry Uoed. Company- Ba.
Blnalng raarxtar, Ilea. I.
For the convenience of our patrons
who cannot find time to attend our
closing out sale during the dav. w-e
will keep our store open evenings
until Christmas, commencing Thurs
day. Dec. 17.
hn g Haslek Dry Goons Co.,
NOW SHE SUES THE CITY.
Mrs. RrarT Ah !.-, oco far lejatlrs
K IvrU from a Fall.
Suit against the city of Rock Isl
and for f 25.00) was instituted in the
circuit court yesterday afternoon hj
Jat-kron & Hurst for Mrs. Belle Star
key. Mrs. Stsrkey says that she sus
tained a fall on a defective sidewalk
July 5, .last, and received injuries
which have badly demoralized her
condition. She has been nnder treat
ment at St. Anthony's hospital for
Itlood Puoa Carart.
Chicago, 111 , Dec. 6, 1896 "I have
been taking Hood's Sarsapariila for
some time and have f iund it a rare
for blood poison with which I was
troubled. I highly recommend
H'icii's Sarsaparilla for impurities in
the bir.od. because I know it ba ac
cotnp'isbed a enre in my case." Au.
gust Hoffman, 396 Washborn avenue.
Hood's Pills ac harmoniously with
Far Bnarat mm.
Berj. Ingerson, of Hotton. Ind.,
says he had not spoken above a whis
per for months, and one bottle of
Foley's Honey and Tar restored hi
voice. It is used very largely by
speakers and singer. Sold by M. F.
A NEW SERIAL.
"The Pirate Ten,"
BY W. CLARK RUSSELL.
Watch for it.
It Is Seen In Rock Island Shop
BEATJTIFUL HOLIDAY MEPLAT8.
Mcata far taa Bfaa M STaaat rpa, rlu
l C ta Wall atat kr4 MN(M laa
Kafrrriaa if Maraaaata BUicaaiM
at taa Year.
The shop window of Rock Island
are the most delightful reminder of
the bo lid ay season and the true In.
dex to the preparation that has been
made for the merriest, best beloved
feiival in Christendom' calendar.
This year's display is in kerpiog
with the reputation of the local mer
chant. Tbev are readv for the
period of anticipation. Take a stroll
through Second avenue or Twen
tieth street any of these evening
and you will view a succession of
scene that are worthy of the feast,
of eyes delighted, or sonls made
glad. The storekeepers have shown
a characteristic enterprise and liber
ality, as said, in their ante CbrUtma
decorations, and while all are praise
worthy, there are soma of whom a
special word may be said without the
appeara.ee of diec-imination.
Krell ft Math, the confectioners
and fancy bakers, ham arched their
Immense storeroom with the season's
evergreen, while the windows reflect
the marvelous and attractive assort
ment of the delicacies of life and
other things thst tickle the fancy.
In the great windows of Mclntyre
Reck Co. is a rich display, in
cluding the ideal Santa Clans, de
lighting the juvenile mind and af
fording an idea of the way the
thongbtful firm has provided for it
MrCabe has given variety to the
window scene by a beautifully de
signed and illuminated windmill
which revolvcs'in the midst of fuiry
land. Toys cf every description are
artistically grouped, while In the
opposite window is an assortment of
books suitable to all ages of youth.
Yoong ft McCombs are as nsoat
up to the times, but the windows,
charming a is their arraegt ment,
afford but a parsing ica rf tbe'sim k
of toy that may be seen within.
Christmas has indeed made an Im
pression on the mind of this firm,
who not content with bringing j y to
babyland in on way, ba made pro
vision alo for the wholesome grati
fication that comes with the sweets of
The London, as nsnal, is decorated
in accordance with the metropolitan
design of the truly big clothing
houte that it is.
Aid Thr Are All la It,
M. & K. have made their custo
mary decorations befitting the
Christmas tide, and Christmas finds
this enterprising firm read for bus
iness. The Boston Shoe stre once more
reflects the exquisite taste that never
seem to xhut the resources of
the genteel George.
benneider' she store windows
are sure to remind on that there is
always something new nnder the
electric light glow in footwear.
Adams rivets the attention of nil
as they approach the corner of F.igh
teenth strre and Second avenue, for
he's got shoes and slippers to boot.
Djily Bros, have shown the ad
vantage of their handsome new
show window, and a more artistic
tvider.ee of consideration for the
su!sof men Is not displared in
Wright ft Barber have brightened
np the interior of their store and put
on the most inviting appearance in
honor of the holiday seamn, and the
stock cf footwear I as new and
bright a the surrounding.
Stewart ha a store deign of press
ing t fleet in the way of graceful fes
tooning of the season's colors, be.
nesth which is displayed the highest
representation of the beferdatbet's
So miners ft LVel?e have converted
their window into a scene sucstUe
of the ynletide seaaon and us c'ad.
some message, and the Pcrlv i
reminded that ratnre's hi-best idi tl
is the bo-t clad man. .
The pretty window of R. Cramp
ton ft Co. indicates that, as is usual! j
the case with this bouse, the holiday
stock is rich and tastv in quality,
and varied in its nature.
The lights in H. D. FoUom's store
shine ont throngh windows, whose
resplendent glow is but the relief,
linn of what in reality it displayed
Olhcr windows appropriate to lb
times are those of Hess Bros., J. It.
F.ckhsrt. E. Brock mann. Allen, Myer
& Co., J. T. Noftsl.tr. Clemann ft
salzmaon. Bleucr trjs.. Jec b
Kamser. Fred Woltmann, KmMi ft
MonfeIdr, Trefa ft Co . the FUst
crn Fair David D n, and The Fair.
Tea 3fo4vra Stat bar
Has found that her lltt'eones are Im
proved more by the pleasant Kyrop
of Figs, when in need of the laxative
effect of a gentle terredy than l-y
any other, and that it is more ac
ceptable to them. Children enjoy it
and it benefits them. The true
remedy, Syr op of Figs, is re an a fac
tored by the California Syrop of Fig
lSS-Taa laar oaaraa a -1 .
I will renlace free all work that I
have don during the past 10 yeexs
that Is cot satisfactory.
ti. M. BABOOC.
17! Kaeond avenne
Just trv a 10 cent box of Cascaret.
tha fieest'liver and bowel regulator
9 Sale commences tod?, Wednesday, and continues
the balance of the we-k.
Silks! Silks! Silks!
Extraordinary Bargain F rent One of lb most is
usual value to stine we have ever rivtf. Such em
traordioary effering of snpl and farcy silks r
rarely made A great chance. Come earl.
50c fof Silks worth up to $1.50 E2v.
W psc oa tale 25 p!ece B en Crystal Si'ks ! even
ing shades, regular price ' fl.fia n yurl. lorthi
sale we an ike the unheard of price of to a Xnrd.
Cflr For Wo- F- ft"' 0-Iach Silk Landsdowns. There la
",vv only one quality. ed the price a ways is SI.S yard.
Wn have placed on sale d pieces In Macks as well a
color, as long as the last, at tin ridiculous pries of r-
10 pieces extra bear rich lnttrnus black eetla
5?...7!?.1"!!"l,.tf. 62c a Yard
28c for SOe Surahs and Satiaee. We place on eale
about 25 light and fancy coloring in Sarah and
Salines, onr tegular 60c line eoitable for fane Of),
work, etc., at only fcOv
48c for 88c Black Brocade SSiiw.
Unnsaal offering of new scroll and floral drslfea In
black fro grain, no much in demand now for AO
skirts, for tais sale, per yard, only "rOU
And heart, getting a pood share daily of
what's going. Wideawake to business;
always on the lookout, no matter bow smooth
the selling. Our eyes dout close te rota
pari an n. nor our ears to argument. Do
ours? Then rend our say. See our window.
Come in and see our stork nod prices, and
YES. WE'RE GROWING
Bound to get elbow room, by selling the best
value productions la Men's, Boys' and Chil
dren's CLOl II IN" (. Presents lot tuca and
Boys, acceptable aad appropriate, found In
all departments cf this store, fee our
window for suggestions.
1 OsTaTVf TVf 17DC Si T A T 7CI T "17 1
1804 Second Arenoo.
BUY A I'AIR OF SLIP
PERS until you have
That we era off. rUn at fcv on tot dot
tar. Ju think f M llmr that are
J6J per pair. at... tl.7
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1.60 - .... 7
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We must tell them. We hive tco many. It h our loss and
CXNTBAL 8HOK 8TORK. - 1711 8CCOXD A VENDS
Headquarters for Footwear at Lowrst Priors.
We Can't Please Everyone
But we do please CS per cent of the people bo glee
us their laundry to do the aeedful with. Ton tnight
be one who cant get pleased elsewhere. Lti
Our Process is Not a Secret One.
We only use Soap. Water, Stwrch. Muscle, Good
Machinery aad Brains. Visit as when on wish.
If for any reason you Uft us, doat be ash a used to
coma back agaia We are aut proud.
fiffiuKU Hock Isload dtcora Iusdrfl