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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS) WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1885..
C. C. KNELL'S KKirtJ URKR MM Mil TTrT V U RHR KICK F U U It K N M Nil T U UR RK FF U URRR N N Nil T V V RR K v vn k n n n ii i u , P jBB UU R RN NNfl T UU - AND- OOO A KRR Pl'P KKKTT1TSSSS, O O A A H R I FK, T C O A A KKK 111 O O AAA It K P K 1 -H 8iiTie people when llicy we an advertisement Hurt N'fWtH In tlie twine old fftHhio tied way, 'Wtcy ny "Oh, pshaw, we're yetting tired Of having th it Huiiifi niUKic evi-ry day. or courso 'tin exiectcd every merchant will euv, Tliiit. lie rniiimt be undersold; No mutter how strong competition may ho. He's got a corner, and to that ho will hold." 1'e.rhftp.i you won't like ome thing Hint I tmy To frtlr up the whole creiition; I'm rcraliar, you know, and w very odd, lint tin the tiling to ftir up the nation. C. C KNELL. BASS X CO MFD IT Am wlmt the human race baa been seeking since Die days when the flamin aworil in the hands of an angel, turned a rnthiT thinly clad lady and gentleman out of a home that was a perfect paradise, in to the cold, unchnritable world. To hunt up a boarding houso was Mr. and Mrs Adams' first undertaking. They bought a Hock Islund paper and sat down on the watch tower under a fig tree to read the stale adils, and talk over the prospects of the election. Not a house was for rent, no nicely furnished front room for gen tleman anil wife; nothing even to be had, not even a stick of furniture (for that was before the sound of the Knell, no body had died) so they and their children commenced looking elsewhere. The old folks were never able to find anything like the old home, sweet home, their ac cident deprived them of. However, several years alter this event, a lot of their distant relatives went west to grow tip with the country, and they built up thriving cities all over tl'e piair- ies and along the banks of the great river. Now seo how these descendants are progressing. Motors run at large on our streets to scare off trade and horses Then think of KNELL'S Furniture Establishment, And smile or look at his immense stock. . and smilo again, beautiful (the styles are not as they were in Adam's time) or hire somebody to kick you around the alley, because any man dare presume to make such success in a business where you do notwantit. Of course we csn't suit everybody. Don't want to. Wo give it up; it kan't boil hi. Some people don't like our style. Well, we are glad they don't it will prolong our life and make us much happier, if we nover sec them; the world and Hock Island will wag without them, Why, I've actually heard people say they would not buy of Knell simply because he was such a pusher and boomed trade, no matter if it was dull. However, they gen orally come for all that and buy from us. Why? dimply because they know that they can save money and get a better as sortment to select from. If I can't sell patent chairs to the inhabitants of a ilea crt island, I can yet sell furniture to a great many very pleasant customers at prices that other dealers can not tumble to. Hut there was Mr. Blinks, he thinks he's so smart. Of course nothing suits him that's his game from the start. And he winks at his wife so cute on the sly. As much as to say you can't fool me if you try. Over the creek everything is sold so cheap. And all that he buys is counted up in a henp. When he gets back he only blows about the bargain be got. Itut don't say a word how he got gulled on the lot. Oh no.not on a lounge would he dare to lie. For that would'nt do in the sweet by and by. He's so interested at heart for the success of this town You bet when be wants tick, and hasn't tbe cash to pay down Yes, go and C. C KNELL'S Furniture and Carpets, Rugs, Oil Cloth and Draperies. SI Mil LA It SIR IDE. An Elderly Horn an Seeks a Watery Conch in the Lower End or the Co unt jr. A strange suicide occurred on the shore of the Mississippi in Drury township yes terday morning. An elderly lady had crossed tbe Mississippi on the ferry there from Muscatine. Upon embarking on this side it was noticed on tbe boat as it pushed off, that tbe woman, instead of starling off for some destination, was walking in an aimless manner about the shore, and she was watched with some merest. On the boat returning to 111 i nois about 10:30, the woman was discov ered on the shore some two hundred yards above the landing, and apparently en gaged iu scooping sand into a shawl which hung about her neck, and then into the lap of her dress. Suddenly she straightened up and walked directly into the river. Reaching a depth nearly to her neck she bowed herself and disappeared beneath the current. Before this last tragical act Cant. Eaton, of the ferry. had begun to suspect the intent of his late passenger and was crowding on all possible steam. On reaching the landing some bands seized the hook and made haste to the spot where she was last seen. Wading into the water they discovered the body and hurried with it to the shore The poor woman gave only a gash, on being raised from the water, and it was the last of life. On laying the body upon the shore it was plain that life was ex' tinct. The body was borne to the ferry boat, where it was soon identified as the remains of Mrs. Annie Katrine Beck, a woman 08 years of age, who came to tills country from Hussc-Cassel, Germany, last April on a visit to her daughter, Mrs. Heppo, and her son, Fred Heck, at Muscatine. She was nn intimate acquaintance of the Rruger family iu Ilrury township. She has manifested peculiar symptoms of late, but her folks attributed it to home sickness. A day or two ago, she became so singular in her conduct that the family felt it necessary to watch her. Last Fri day night she bade them all good bye, with the evident feeling that she would never see Ihem again, but was apparent ly well the next day. Among her pecus liarities was her refusal to wear new un deiclolhing and dresses presented to her, saying she would have Utile use for them and did not wish to spoil them as second hp nd apparel. She has had little appe tite the last few days, and her aclionn were so unnatural that the family have felt it necessary to lock her apartment at niht. Shu was taken to Muscatine and the Inquest held there, although the coroner of this county should have held it. Hew Postmaster. W. O. Davis, a well known and popu lar resident of Reynolds, was yesterday appointed postmaster there. The ap pointee has been a life long desciplc of democracy, and though In a republi can district, his influence for the princi ples in what he believes, has always been felt. The appointment will meet tbo ap probation of all democrats. FHKD FRKKJIEKO. .Mr. Fred Freeberg, tbo new postmaster at Coal Valley, was horn in Sweden June, 3, 1829. and came to America in 1857. He remained iu Canada until the spring of 18.r)8, when be went to Lisbon. Ohio, and after staving there a short lime, cHme to Hock Island. In 1859 he went to New Orleans, returning to Hock Island a year later, aud a year afterward on October 7, 18IJ1 located at Coal Valley, where he has since resided. He has held several minor ofllces, such as village treasurer, trustee, etc. He cast his first presiden tial ballot for Oen. George Ii. McClellan, in ISOi. Ho is a merchant at Coal Valley, and commands nn extensive business. He has been a faithful adher ent to the doctrines of democracy and his appointment is a reward of merit. The Kace at the Kink. A large audience was present at the rink last evening to witness the $50 race between Hromley and Watt and tbe cham pion, L. J. Gamble. The conditions were the same as of the previous contest, Watt and liromley to skate two and one-half miles each in turn while Gamble skated live. The start was made by Gamble and Watt, the latter getting a lead in the Drat place, which ho retained until the cham pion got down to work and went to the front, remniuing so until Watt retired and Bromley took tbo field. Gamble seemed nn easy victor, when iu the last lap he allowed Bromley to pass him. Al though the race was exciting and to those not acquainted with the speed and merits of the men, interesting, yet many be lieved that had Gamble been so disposed he could have won easily. The time was 19:41. County Court. The jury in the Wadsworth case for selling liquor without a license, brought in a verdict Inst night of guilty on ten counts. In the county court this rnorn ing the last case against Wadsworth, charged with selling iiquor to minors, was dismissed. Judge Adams dismissed the jurors until Friday morning, when the Abundi and Mons Nelson cases will be heard. The witnesses in the Drextcl case from Cordova, will not be wanted until next Monday at 2 p. m. , Desires Information- Circuit Clerk Bowman is in receipt of a letter of inquiry from County Clerk W. II. Sexton, of Warren county, concerning Myron Severance, who was crushed by the cars there on the 18th inst. The clerk has responded that Severance owned a farm in Drury township and is well known in the lower end of the county He at one time resided in Muscatine and practiced law there. Tbo Milan Bntfffe Carnally. The names of tbe tbrte men who were precipitated into Hock river by tbe giv ing way of the false work on the Hock Island & Feoria railroad bridge at Milan yesterday, as mentioned in last evening's Artocs, are George Pewett, of this city, John Dougherty, of Mdan, and George Gilmore.of New York. Gilmore's right leg was broken, while tbe other two received painful but not serious injuries in the nature of bruises. Dr. Huyett, of Milan, attended the wounded men. THE DAY OF Til A. KSIJIVIMJ. The Feast of Turkeys and the Origin of the DayAncient anil Modern Observances. 0I1H1IN OF THK FEAST. The day of Thanksgiving, which will be observed all over the land tomorrow, is an interesting topic to trace from its origin back to the days of ancient and biblical history. The Hebrews, Greeks and Romans observed this festival. The Feast of the Tabernacles occupied seven days after the ingathering of the harvest. The people erected villages of booths of branches of the palm, and of stalks of the corn, and decorated them with flow era. Tbe encampment at nignt was lighted with flambeaux. Processions with floral banners were formed, bugles blown, psalms of thanksgiving cTianted to the music of harps, tbe young joined in dances, and the revelries and thanksgiv ing lasted seven days, when the booths were thrown down and the people re. turncd-to their homes. The Greeks gave a nine days' Thanksgiving feast. Dem- cter, the god of harvests, was worshipped with chants and sacrifices. The festivi ties were the same in general character with thoso of the Feast of tho Tabernac les. The Roman feast was similar. It began oil the first of October. Cerelia, tbe Roman divinity of the harvest, was worshiped. Processions of young people in crowns of corn and flowers visited the fields and sang their madrigals, and danced under tho trees to tbo sound of viols. The English Harvest Home was brought over by the Saxons, and is the oldest holiday in England. The festivi ties were of the same general character with those of the three prececdiug pcos pic's named. The first American Thanksgiving oc curred on December 11. 1021, just one year to the day from tho landing of the Pilgrims. It is thus described iu a letter written to a friend iu England by Wius low: Y'ou shall understand that In this little time that few of us have been here we have built seven dwelling houses, and four for the usu of the plantation, und have made preparation for eleven others. We set, the last siinug, some tweniy acres of Iudiau corn, and sowed some six acres of barley aud peas. Our corn did prove well, Uod he praised, ami our uariey in different good, but our peas not worth harvesting. Our harvest being gotten in our governor sent four men on fowling so that we might alter a special manner, rejoice together after we had gathered tin; fruit of our la bora. Tboy four in one day killcil as much flowl as, with a little help beside, served tho whole company almost u week, at which time among other recreations we exercised our arms, many of the Indians arriving amongst us, and among iho rest their greatest king, Mnssnsoit, Willi ninety men whom for three days we entertained and feasted and they went oat and killed Ave deer, which they brought to the plan tatiou and bestowed upon our governor, and upon the enntaiu and others. And although it be not always so plentiful as it was this time with us, yet by Ihc gonii ness of God we are so far from waul that we often wish you partakers of our plenty. The second American Thanksgiving, oneyear later, was of a more serious character. There was a rainless summer, and dread of a famine. Therefore on the 17th of July a fast day wast observed. In the evenin" a great rain began, which lasted in showers for ten days. A boun tiful crop wna harvested, and Thanksgiv ing that year was observed with devout worship, without other than solemn fes tivities. As the colony grew larger the festivities formed in groups around the family, the ancestral home being the cens ter to which children and graiidchil dren gathered. The Puritan spirit strips ped it of the gay festivities with which the feasts of Tabernacles, of Denieter, of Cerelia, and the English Harvest Home was celebrated. Tbe family grouping also limited the gayety of the festival Thanksgiving was, until recent years, a New England institution. It has now become national, a day of feast, joy and praise, an occasion of gloom only to the turkeys. It has become one of Amei ica's few national holidays and is celebrated In accordance with proclamations prcviousl y issued by the president and the governors of the various states. In the morning services are held in the different churches, the remainder of thejlay being devoted to festivities. The occasion Is, however, taking in more of its ancient character istics. It may return to something like the ancient Feast of the Tabernacles when the girls will be belted with wheat and crowned with flowers, thanksgiving psalms sung to bands of music, banners waved over processions, snd torches illu minate tho evening twilight. A time of jubilee similar to our Fourth of July racket. LOCAL OBSEUVANCKS. In Rock Island there will be a general observance. Traffic on all the railroads, the C, R. I. & P.. C, B. & Q., C, M. & St. P., aud It. I. & P. will be lessened as far as possible. With the exception of local freight, freight tiains will be an nulled, the passenger trains, however, running as usual. Tbe local freight ofll ces will be closed. The A Kill's force, like all good citizens, will celebrate turkey day strictly and ap. propriately, consequently no paper to morrow night, as we will be loo full (of turkey) for utterance. Tbe offices about tbe county buildiug, those of circuit and county clerk, sheriff and treasurer, will be -closed, as will tbe city clerk's and other municipal offices. except that of the marshal. Tbe post office will be closed for the day after 10 a. m., but the box delivery wilt be open all day as usual. The public schools close tonight for tbe remainder of the week. Tbe public library wilt not be open at all tomorrow. - A Card of Thanki. The widow and children of the family of the late Mr. Frederick Grotegut wish to return thanks to the friends and memv bers of the Germania lodge, A. O. U. W., for aid and sympathy during their late bereavement. Herd Coal Have you bought your hard coal? Watkins A Hill will deliver all grade9 of bard coal. Give them a call. Telephone hot ' UlUEFLETS. Bulk oysters at Lamp's. Choice celery, at W. H. Bean's. Nice young turkeys at Lamp 'a. Go to the rink tomorrow afternoon, and evening. Call at McGinley'a shooting gallery, aud try your hand as a marksman. Supervisor Martin, of Canoe Creek, was in the city last night. Live chickens, at W. II. Bean's . 11. P. Stoddard, of Edgington, returned borne from Chicago last night. Nice Concord and Catawba grapes by the basket or pound at Lamp's. Tbe Central shoe store is still cn the boom; every day its trade increases, Fine dressed chickens at W. If. Bean's. Tho Rock Island Glee club will slug at the rink tomorrow evening. Turkeys, live and dressed, at W. II Bean's. Read tbe advertisement of the skating rink on the first page. Fred Gross, No. 319 Twentieth street, will have a raffle for geese tomorrow. Choice creamery butter at W. H. Bean's. Rasm ussen'a gallery will remain open till a o clock tomorrow. All grades of .canned oysters nt W. II Bean's Mrs. H. C. Stockhouse left for Spring Held this morning to Send Thanksgiving Greut entertainment at the rink lomor row afternoon and evening. Head their new advertisement. Fine turkey lunch tomorrow at F Gross', "The Mosquito," No. '119, Twen lielh street. The place where you can save 35 per cent on the dollar is at No. 1001 Second avenue, sign of tho "big glove." For prices on the best hard coal in the city call at the Port Byron Lime Associa lion. Telephone No. 1001. fl-dtf There will bo a ralllu of ducks anil tin s keys tonight at Jacob Ohlweiler, Jr.'s h;i loon on Twentieth street. First class lunch and St. Louis beer at Jacob Ohlweiler, Jr.'s, Twentieth street, on Thanksgiving morning. Tho Chicago bankrupt shoe store of Chicago, will on Saturday open a branch under the Rock Island house. Dr. Hugins, of Hillsdale, is shaking bands with bis numerous friends in this city today. Boh Goldensteen will serve "Tom aud Jerry" lo all ye who are thirsty lomor row. The locomotive firemen have their ball at the skating rink tonight. Supper will be served at Armory hall. Notice the cut prices offered by Mo Cahe Bros, until Dec. lOlli. Only 14 days lefl. Thanksgiving services will be held at Trinity church at 10:30 a. m , and 7:30 p. m., Rev. R. F. Sweet, pastor. Lois of fun tomorrow at O. E. McG ley's shooting gallery on Fourth avenue near Twenty-first street. August Herkert, not to be outdone by the oilier places of resort, will have to morrow a nice spread of turkey, chicken, oysters, celery, etc. There will bo a raftlo of turkeys und geeso at John Ring's saloon, on Elm street, on the evening of Thursday, Nos vember 28 Thanksgiving evening. Tonight Mr. A. B. Hodman leaves for Santa Barbara, Cat., to join his brother Robert, and make it his home for the present. Sparc ribs, tenderloins, sausage meat, pigs feet and tongues, kettlo rendered lard, hums, and breakfast bacon at Gil more's pork house. Westhrook and Hacker, champion trick and acrobatic bicyclists of the world, will give nn exhibition nt Hie rink tomorrow evening. Tho Fulton market this morning re ceived a fresh installment of fresh perch, mackerel, bass, pickerel, turkeys, chick ens, oysters and celery. Fred Appelquist will tomorrow have a grand Thanksgiving lunch of roast pig and turkey, which will be served in pal atable style. All kinds of sewing machine supplies and needles for all machines. Sewing machines repaired as good as new and warranted, at Chas. Fiebig, Third avenue near market squnre. McCaho Bros, will make one dozen of their very best and finest photographs, any style, for J2.50, until Dec. loih. Sittings may bo secured by telephone. Burger Mott and wife, of Olivette, Ea ton Co., Michigan, arrived in the city last evening on a week's visit with the family of Ex-Mayor Mott, Mr. Burger Mott being a nephew. John Westphal is making graud prep arations for a great big lunch tomorrow, which will consist of roast pig. turkey, chicken, oysters, celery, etc. He wants all In call and see him and partake of the good things. McCabc Bros, havo a large lot of books bought far below market value, and will close the lot singly or in quantities to suit at 35 to 50 cents on the dollar of the pub lisher's price. Go lo Bennett's glove factory to get your gloves and mitts, where you will And an assortment of over thrco hundred styles, and they are constantly making them. Go one and all, both great and small, and buy your gloves of Bennett. MikeMagrum, the popular proprietor of the "Tivoli," will give a grand lunch tomorrow, consisting of turkey, chicken and labbit. Give Mike a call, for he kuowi how lo suit the tastes of his pat rons. Get quotations on books from McCabe Bros, before selecting holiday or birthday presents. They have many thousands of the most popular publications, tn be sold at one quarter to one half the publisher's regular prices. O. E. McGinley'a Fourth avenue shoot ing gallery will no doubt attract a large crowd tomorrow, as he will have oysters, chickens, ducks, turkeys and geese to shoot for. The shooting will continue all day and evening. John C. Lafrenz invites his many friends to call and Bee him tomorrow, as he will be prepared to quench their thirst as well as satisfy their appetites in the way of e, grand roast pig lunch. St. Louis beer on tap. Sheriff Reticker, who went to Chicago Sunday night to look after Rock Island's interests In the soldiers' borne fight, baa been confined to his room part of the time by sickness. The Rock Island delegation wilt arrive home tonight or in the morn ing. McCube Bros, have received their stock of holiday books, consisting of many thousands of the newest and latest publi cations, a large number of which they of fer at one half, others at one third, and a great many at one quarter of the publish er's regular prices. Capt. W. II. Pierce has returned from a novel river experience. He piloted a flat boat called the Bull of the Woods from here to Keokuk in just a week. The boat had not a particle of machinery or sail on her and she waa loaded with produce, "until she drew three feet of water. Rudolph Schwecke, the popular pro prietor of that magnificent place of resort on Moline avenue, near the Rock Island depot, wishes tbe community at large to know that a grand lunch with all its ac companiments will be dished up tomorrow at his place. Tom aud Jerry will be prominent among the liquid refreshments served. Officer Howard, of Davenport, arrested a neatly dressed young man iu tbe east part of town this morning, and turned him over to Marshal Eekhart, who locked him up; Tim Davenport police havo a pal of the prisoner, tbe two being wanted for participating in a crooked transaction involving tbe sate of bogs, which was something after the order of tho confi dence game. Mr. Frank Hadsoll, of the firm of Don & Hadsell, was thrown from his buggy near the First M. E. church last evening, fracturing his left leg at the ankle. The pain was so great that he was uncon scious when picked up a few minutes af ter the catastrophe, by Frank Coll in a. Drs. Carter and Truesdale reduced the frac ture, which is a serious one. Mr. Unci sell's horse appears to be a vicious brute, for it caused him trouble the evening be fore tbe unfortunate affair of hiHt even ing. Devie' Funeral. T. J. Davis, the Carbon Cliff hurtle uK turist, who expired suddenly in bis vine yard last Friday morning, was buried at Geueseo this morning, the c hildren liav ing selected that as the proper place of his iutcrmeut, though for what reason is not known. The resting place of his wife is still a mystery. A Street Boiler. The city is to have a street roller, a long and much needed improvement. A contract was let this morning to Davis Bros, to furnish one with a weight of live thousand pounds, at A cost of $200, Still Balloting. The soldiers' home commission spent anoiuer uay in me unsuccesilul ellort to agree upon a location for tho proposed Home, a numucr ot Ballot were taken but without result. It, wna authoritatively said that Quincy and Decatur received three voles on several ballots, but tbe rourlh and deciding vote was not Given nnd consequently no choice was made. It is rumored that the railroads have been using their influence with the commission and to some purpose, and that it woultl not surprise the knowing ones if cither of the two localities mentioned nbovo was finally selected. Gen. M. H. M. Wallaco is reported as having changed his vote from Itockford, his former choice, and as casting his ballot for Quincy yesterday. If this is true and it is correct that (juiney bad three votes without him when the commission last met in this city, it would appear that one of the former champions of that locality bad changed his mint). Tho delegates from Springfield, Klmwood, and other localities have become disgusts etl wllh the delay and uncertainty attend ant upon the actions of tho commission and have returned to their homes. Hock Island still remains, and a few adherents of Decatur and Quincv vet haunt tho cor ridors of tho hotels. Those who profess lo know announce confidently that a do cision will be reached before the commis sioners eat their Thanksgiving tur key, but to confirm that report a result must Do arrived at today. The commis sion was to have met lust evening, but me inducements onerecl ny Chicago the atrca were too great to be withstood, and an adjournment was taken until 9 o'clock this morning. Chicago Time 25lh inst. For 20 years Henry F. Baleom. of Shirley, Mass., suffeaed with rheumatism. He found no relief till lie took Hood's Sarsaparilla. THIS SPACE IS RESERVED for W. BAKER' SUP ADVERTISEMENT OP Holiday Jewelry Goods. FOR 28 YEARS We have sold the Hallet and Davis and EmersonPi anos, and within that time have had man' offers of the Agency of other Pianos, which we refusod, as we pre ferred to let well enough alone, as the above named Pianosnever failed to give satisfaction; we also have the world-renowned Chickering Pianos which have stood the test for Forty years. We have the largest stock of Pianos west of Chicago, and the greatest variety to se lect from; we sell and manufacture the superb Kimbat,--Organ, which has some late improvements jb- j Organ ists are delighted with. We bavej. jarge stock of Small Insbuinents, Sheet Musicj Music Books at the lowest prices. Instrunie g 0A on Monthly payments and Old Instrmnents faken in exchange for new. elepjione 1004. 1 r A SEIilKS OFTKU'MI'HS. What an Eminent Specialist is Dolus In Davenport. Dr. Nieholls, the successful English specialist, although be came among our people unheard of aud comparatively un known, lias in the past few weeks of his sojourn here proved by his marvelous skill in the treatment of all chronic dis eases a most worthy follower of Galen. With him the heaiirg art seems fobe an inspiration rather than a science, although he proceeds to treat his patients accord ing to the very latest scientific methods . Already scores of grateful people in this community stand ready to attest his'suc cess in ridding them of ailments, many of longstanding, his practice lias grown to stupendous proportions and every ill that flesh is heir to has been brought to bim for riddance and he has yet to record a failure. Few physicians can boast as much. , i Dr. Nieholls Is a specialist, not in the ordinary acceptation of the term, but for the treatment of all diseases. He devotes bis entire time tn fulfilling the Scripture injunction "Heal the Sick." His days and nights are devoted to In? art and suc cess crowns his elforts in tho cause of .suffering humanity. Courteous, affable, sympathetic, he attaches his patients to himself nnd wins their confidence and esteem at the outset just as he secures their everlasting gratitude afterward for the relief be affords them. In Ibis climate catarrh is the bane of the people and if there is any one trouble iu the treatment of which Dr. Nieholls is more successful than any other it is ca tarrh. Hundreds of people have already found relief since his advent here and many more are under treatment. Verily he Ih doing good work, a grand work here. Tbe Hennepin - The Chicago Tttiiea' Washington cor respondent says: Representative Murphy, of Iowa, has already begun a canvass among such con gressmen as are on the grouud, to ascer tain what the probable success of the Heiiuenin canal measure wilt be this win ter. Since bis arrival, a few days ago, he has talked witli seven members who last ye.ir voted against the appropriation, four of whom expressed themselves as friendly to the canal and willing to assist it Willi their votes. Judge Murphy says the more tbe subject is agitated the more dis posed be finds memliers of congress to aid iu voting money to build the canal. He is very confident tbe bill will pass at this session of congress. Judge Murphy was asked if the enemies of the bill would not again raise the question of jurisdiction if it came before the house as part of the river and harbor bill. He re plied that they pi oposed to prevent this by insisting at the outset that the name of the committee be changed to read "river, harbor and canals." A better name still he thought would he "commit tee on waterways." The first contest lies tweeu Hie trier-da aud opponeuta of the bill will ho on this point. If the friends of the Hennepin canal shall succeed in securing the uesireu change of name for the committee, the success of the meas ure will be practically assured. King Aifoneo Dying. London. Nov. 25. A report of the death of King Allonsn created a great sensation in London last night, l.aler adviees from Madrid stale that the kiiu; is not dead, but Hint he is seriously ill. Eigiit physicians are in attendance upon his majesty at .hi 1 urdo. C. C. TAYLOR, WALL PAPER AND CURTAIN'S, Owing to his rapidly increasing business lias removed to more larger quarters wltere lie has added largely to his stock. lie lias (he finest line of Stationery, to he found in the three cities. Blank Books of every kind and quality; A'isiting Cards, Al bums, Scrap Books and Pic ture Autograph Albums, Pocket Books, Hand Bags, Baskets, and hundreds of other things too num erous to men tion. Remember the place, under Rock island House. D. ROY BOWLBY, Manager, 1726 Second 'Ave. Rock Island. mmm urn SOFT COAL STOVE, Is the Best Parlor Stove now made. Call and see it at DAVID DON'S. RIVSRoIDEBinOW JUST RECEIVED. We have just received direct from the importer a very fine wide-angle Rectilinear Lens. This class of instrument embraces an angle of about 100 degrees and is especially constructed for making views in' confined situations. As it is the ONLY LENS of its kind in the three cities, we can unhesitatingly say that we are the ONLY ONE IN THIS VICINITY FULLY PREPARED to Photograph interiors of Stores, Halls, Parlors, Libraries, Etc., Etc. Full particu lars regarding prices, &c, upon application. RASMUSSEN, Photographer, N. E. Corner 18th St., and Second avenue! THIS SPACE -FOR THE CENTRAL Gr. L. & S. No. 1708 Call and see Our Bright, New and Desirable Selection for Fall Trade ' OF B9 Carpets, Oil Cloths, Curtains, Rattan Goods and Household Decorations. ISP We must, shall, can and will meet all wants. CORDES & KANN, Nos. lTiOO and 1508 Second Ave., Rock Island. N. B. Chamber and Parlor NHk a n't'inlly. LOOK .A.T THEM, MCINTIRE & CO.. AKK KKCK1YIM1 TlllilU NKW FAf.L rtiii kkk it v v l UK K V V 1) It H K Y V I i KKK1C V V D I) R K V II UK K Y DDDD K K Y (;;) i li ii li UU " U OOl i Bright, New and Desirable Selections for Fall, pronounced by Critical and Economical Buyers to be Satisfactory in Qual ity, Satisfactory in Style, Satisfactory in Price. Special attenlinn is called to the following Diwm Goods, Tricots, FImdiicJm, French Mixtures, Stripes, Hough Effect a, Elegant line of Blank Goods, etc. lilnc k Bilks flue line of best makes. 8eu the following: Colored Silka, warranted. Wool Satinen, all shades. All Shades Cashmeres, :J(i in. wide, Silk Velvet, - - German Worsted Yarns, Ladies Cashmere Hose, The above are only a frw ot mir bargain, nnd etock. 33. BIKICEIsryiEXjlD, -Dealer In SCHOOL Stationery, Confectionery, On Fourth Avenue between Twentieth anil , ' RICHARD F. WITT, Licentiate in pharmacy, SUCCESSOR TO F. M. WHEATON, DEALER IN ' IF XT ZR, E DRUGS, And Toilet Preparations, LESS IS RESERVED POPULAR- SHOE STORE -OF N. WYNES, 2nd. Avenue. OOO OiK) 1MMHI HNM.N O O O O l H H O O O (I l i H O I) O O II II MSHH O o O O ! I H O O O () i II R M . OOO OOO OOllli 8S8H . 1,00 per Yard, former price $1,25 .25 " " " " .art .25 " " ' ' .n .H " " ' 1,25 .20 " skdn " ,25 .25 " pair " ,:15 on are cordially invited lo hfiivel our ninniniriib MdNTIItE & CO. all kinds of- BOOKS, Choice Cigars, Toys, Etc., Twenty -first Sis., HOCK ISLAND. ifiil! Corner 2nd Ave., and 17th Str. 1