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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1886.
LIE A STUCK PIG. A filoodv Murder in the City on Christmas Night. The Terrible Tragedy, and How it was Enacted. George Ei best Plunges a Knife Into James Jackson. Particulars r he AlPair Capture the Mmrderrr. IJI KOEHr O IX THE HTRF.KT. ML'HDGKKK ANI VICTIM. Peace and good will (lid not prevail entirely in Rock Island on Christmas day. In the evening there was enacted on Mar ket square one of the most terriby bloody tragedies ever committed in Rock Island. The murder grew out of a game of cards in Given & Bell's saloon, on the east side of the square, south of Bcngston's drug store. It was a simple game of euchre, and not poker as has been currently iu mored, and not over a five cent piece, but over an alleged misdeal. Several young men, among them, George Erbst, of Edgington township and James J.ickson, of this city, had visited the saloon . in the afternoon, and engaged ir. card playing. It was about 6:30 in the after noon that "Sonny" Coliinf, Joe Maxwell, and James Jackson, all of Rock Island, and George Erbst, of Edgington. weie plaving euchre together. It seems a dis put arose as to the deal. Angry words ensued between Jackson and Erbst, when Jackson shoved Erbst over against the ice box. Erbst wanted to take off bis coat for a fight, but John Bell, who was behind the bar, came out and prevented further trouble then. Erbst then set up the drinks to Collins, Jacksoo, Maxwell and a man named Jefferson J. Seymour. Jackson then walked across the room to ward the stove, when Erbst who had his coat off, put it on again with the remark "now knock it off again." Jackson re plied, "you are not ma-J are you," to which Erbst replied, "knock it off again." Finally Erbst went out, turning and sav ing as be did so. "I'll see you again." Jackson followed. Wiial ensued immediately afterwards is not known, as the two men were found in the position of a tistie encounter, when discovered by Seymour and others, who went out afterward. Jackson and Erbst were standing out on the square, some distance from the sidewalk. Erbst was seen to strike at Jackson about the neck. Jackson rushed to the door of Ahe saloon and exclaimed, "I am hit with a slung shot; TAKE Me TO A DKt'O STOKE before I bleed to death." Seymour ltd Jackson to Bengslon's drug store and word was telephoned for a physician Jackson was led in through the west door, the blood spouting profusely from an UliLY ASII on the right side of the neck. lie d-d not 6peak after entering the stole, but leaned on the ehow rase a few seconds, when he struggled and fell fail length c the floor dead, in a pool of his life bio d. The murdered man presented a MOST UHACTLT SIGHT when Dr, Plummcr arrived a few niin utefl later. His eyes were wide open, his fists clenched, and his whole form bathed in his own blood. Dr. I'lummer made an examination, and found a wound little to the rieht of the ccnler of the neck above the collar bone, and about two and a half inches long, dividing the external jugular vein, the common caro tid artery and sub-clavian artery. Death had been the result of the wound and the dividing of the blood vessels. It was a mortal wound, and no medical skill, no natter bow soon it might have been sum moned, could have saved the life. The murder was committed with an unusually large pocket knife, with a blade about three inches long and sharp as a razor. The act was committed so quickly that Jackson hardly knew what had struck him, his first rertark being "I have been s;ruck with a sling." The wound must have been inflicted with considerable force from the depth of the cash, which extended iu ward and downward, as far as could be reached with the finger. Upon examin ation another cut was found on the left side of the cheBt, about two inches to the left of the breast, the cut having been made through the coat, vest and shirts, and was about two and a half inches iu length. This goes to show that two blows at least bad been inflicted by the murderer upon bis victim. ' Erbst, after stubbing Jackson, rushed across Market fquare, cut through the alley to Eighteenth street and ran down to First avenue and hurried east to the First avenue hotel, where he got a bun dle. At the hotel he met Geo. Minder son, of Edgington, who had been in Given & Bell '8 saloon during the quarrel preceding the fight, and who had stood at the door when the stabbing took place When Erbst started to run he ran too, and made hie way by a roundabout route to Troslel's saloon in the First avenue hotel, getting there only a .few minutes in ad vance of Erbst. The two started imme diately for Davenport over the bridges. CAPTUBE OF THE MLKDEKER. Deputy Marshal Cary learned of the murder soon after its occurrence, and hurried to Bengston's drug store, arriving there just as Jackson, who had lived two minutes after receiving the fatal blow, died. The deputy marshal then directed bis efforts to capture the mur derer, and soon bad Officers Boland and Wichman on bis track. The officers went to the First avenue hotel, learned that Erbst and bis friend bad started for Da. venport; learned from the guard at this end that two men answering the descrips tton had passed over, and the guard at their solicitation gave the pirtol shot alarm to the guards further on to stop everybody. The officers then followed and overtook Erbst and his companion on the big bridge, brought them back and locked both up in the county jail. It was a good piece of work, the murderer being in custody in less than au hour from the time of tie killing. THE MCKDKHER TALKS. At 10 o'clock Saturday evening, four hours after the murder bad been commit ted, two commissariats of the press, one representing the Akgus, were admitted to the county jail through the courtesy of Turnkey Case. Up to that time the mur derer had conversed with no one on the subject of the crime. He had seen no attorneys; in fact he did not know whether his victim was actually dead or not. The scribes in company with Turn key Case entered the dark corridor of the jail proper, passed up the iron stairway and through a number of daik rooms. the huge doors of which were unlocked by the turnkey and locked again by him after the reporters had passed through. Finally a large room was reached, in which the gas was burning dimly. The murderer had been placed in what ap peared to be a cell within a cell. There he lay stretched out upon a couch sound asleep, and from his nostrils escaped sounds sufficient almost to awaken the dead. He had evidently removed his clothes, all of which appeared to be new, as carefully and deliberately as if be had been about to retire in hotel. With considerable difficulty he was aroused. He did not srem the least excited, nor did he appear : s one w ho had been sleep ing off a big druuk. He talked freely and with apparent composure; not ex pressing the least regret at his terrible deed. I did it," he sai.l in response to a question from the scribe, "to defend my self against that fellow, lie had struck me and insulted me, and I would let no man strike me without getting even v. ith him." "How did it happen!" "This fellow and I I don't know Lis name and two others, were play ing cards iu that saloon on Market square; I don't know the name of the place. We were playing euchre, when this fellow and I got into a quarrel. We both got up and he hit me on the shoul der and knocked me down. He had more friends there than I, and though sever.il told me to strike back I did not do it then. But he kept on abusing me with bis tongie. After awhile I went oui; it must have been half an hour after he hit me. lie followed mte out onto the sidewalk and commenced abusing me agtin, and raised his band as if to strike me. Then I hit him in the face or neck, I don't know which, with the blade of my knife, and walked off." "Did he fall when you plunged the knife into Liui?" "So." "Did he speak?" "No." "What kind of a knife did vou stab him with?" ".My pocket knife." "Did you always carry it?" "Yes." "What kiud of a blade does it have?'' "One about three inches long." "Did you stab him more than once?" "No, I did not." "Did you plunge the knife in as far as you could?" "I guess 1 did." 'Did you mean to kill him?' "I don't know nor I don't care." "Do you know whelheryou killed him or not!" "So. but 1 don't care if I did; I would do it again tomorrow." "Supposj the man is pretty severely hurt and liable to die, would you care!" "So, I would not." "If I should tell you that he had siuee died from tiie wound you intlicied?" "I wuuhl not ce if I killed him ii"lit there. I would not he a man if I had not dime it. He insulted me, and that is what I stabbed him for, and I don't care if I killed bim. I would do the same thing tomorrow. I would do it now. don't care whether he is dead or not. I don't care if I killed him right there. " "Where did you go after you had stablied him?" ''I with my friend went to the First avenue hotel where we were boarding, got a drink and started for Davenport. We had got nearly across the big biidge when the police caught us aud brought us heie." "Who was your friend?'' "I don't know bis name, but he works out near Edgington, where I do." "Where were you going when you were arrested?" "To Davenport to take a train to Buf falo, cross the river on the ice and so home." "Had you been drinking much before the quarrel occurred?" "So, not very much. We had had a few rounds of beer.but nothing stronger. "Weie you drunk?" "So. sir; we had not had enough beer to be drunk." "You knew, then, exactly what you were doing when you stabbed that man?' "Yes; and I would do it again this minute." "You don't know bis name?" "No." "Never kuew bim before?" "No; not until we began to play cards." Through all this conversation the mur derer did not manifest the least fear of the consequences of his crime, though he appeared to realize the full magnitude of it. From bis conversation it may be taken that he struck to kill. The scribes then took their departure, the doors were locked and the murderer left in solitude. THE INQUEST was held by Coroner Hawes yesterday morning at 10 o'clock, the taking of the testimony lasting until 5 in the afternoon A jury was composed of H. E. Sweeney, (foreman), V. Dauber, J. N. Huntoou, Theo. Free, John Schlemmer and Jacob Weaver . The testimony of J. J. Bey mour, Edward Minderson, Joseph Max well, William Kaiser and others in and about the saloon during the quarrel and murder, also that of J. S. Bell, bar-tend er, E. D. Folsom, who was passing when the murder occurred, and Dr. S. C. Flummer. The evidence simply corro borated the facts as given in this account. Geo. Erbst was upon his own request allowed to testify. He said he was thirty-one years old, a farm hand on the place of Henry Carpenter in Eilgington town ship. He was born in Germany, is of or dinary height and well built. He wears a mustache and was neatly dressed, lie came up Friday to spend Christmas and says he is engaged to a daughter of one of the best families in Elgington. He swore before the coroner's jury that he committed the crime in self defence, aud struck at Jackson with the knife to avoid being hit himself. Edward Minderson testified to going to Given & Bell's saloon with Erbst Christ mas afternoon, the trouble over the mis deal, Erbst going out with the ex clamation "come outside," following Jackson out and the latter after a struggle with Erbst coming up say ing "I have been struck with a sling shot; I am a dead man." Some one then said "iret," and witness hurried to Trus ters saloon, aud soon after Erbst came in and the two started for Davenport. Erbst said nothing to witness about going to Buffalo, and their home. THE VKltDtCT of the coroner's jury is arqwude'd: 'We, the undersigned jurors, ou oa'h do find that deceased came to bis death by n blow severing the carotid and sub clavian arteries and the jugular vein, by a knife in liie hands of George Erbst, on the east side of Market square in the city of ltock Island in said Rock Island coun ty, on the 25th day of December, A D., ISSti; and that there was some provoca tion on the part of said .lacksou, and we recommend that said Erbst he held to await the action of the grand jury." Coroner llawes did not like the ver dict, and he so informed the jury, who, n his opinion had no right to state that there was provocation for the crime of murder. Erbst was held without bail by the coroner, but Minderson was released. JACKSON 'S FAMILY. Jackson, the murdered man, was twenty- five years of age.had been until six months ago a farm hand in Edgington township, and had saved up a little money. He leaves a wife of a year, who is likely to become a mother at any time. She had sent to the saloon for him ten minutes before the murder occurred. He was in duslrious in his liibits when at work, but a little wild at times. II is body was taken to his homo on Twenty-fourth street, between Second and Third aven ues, after the iuqucsl yesterday. He was of medium height, dark complected and wore a dark mustache. Messrs. J. SI. Beardslev aud O'.Mara have boeu engaged as Erbst's counsel. 15R.IEFLETS. Notice Robinson's advertisement on the first pace. Wild geese and pheasants at Truesdale & O'Connor's, Cloaks this week at Slelalire's big duclion to close. Wild turkey and quail at Truesdale & O'Connor's. E. W. SDeucer's graud announcement appears on the first page. Happy uew year. Read Mclutirc i Co.'s new advertisement. Blankets, splendid assorlmei.t at Mo Intire's all reduced to close. Christmas has come aud gone, acd still tin crowd goes to Lloyd c- Stewart. A first born son arrived at the home of Mr. and Sirs. Mark Lloyd ye-lerday. Twenty-one to twenty-six below zero this morning coldest day of the teascn J. T. Dixon spent Christm9 at the farm of George Ilillier, near Coal Valley. Handkerchiefs, mufflers, fascinatera at Mclutire's. Very suitable New Years gifts. Mr. Frank Titus has arrived home from Chicago, and wii! at once commence storing ice for O'Seil & Co. Willard Baker fell from his horse on Sloline avenue Christinas day, sustaining painful but not serious injuries Found A sum of money in the post office corridor Friday evening. Loser can have the same by calling on Arthur Burrall- SItlntire & Co. offer this week reduc tions in cloaks and blankets. Slake same one a "nappy new year, send them a warm pair of blanket?. Mr. E. W. Spencer leaves for Califor nia tomorrow evening on a month's busi ness trip. In order to close out his stock of goods in this city, he is still fur. ther reducing the price on each article. Mr. W. S. Knowlton is in receipt of a letter from Indian Commissioner Atkins, giving official notification that the loca tion of the Indian warehouse will not be changed, as reported in the telegraph several days ago. A Good Investment Anyone who has ever dealt iu lam: knows that no investment of money will so surely aud quickly yield a return, as such a venture if carefully made. To the absolute safety of a government bond, is added a profit far in excess of rale ot interest which can be obtained on any safe loan. In Kansas and Neb raska especially lands are raising in value very rapidly aud with a steady growth which gives assurance of stability. The good season and the great tide of imam gralion into these stales has made invest ment there doubly safe and desirable The climate of Southern Nebraska and of Kansas, free as it is from the long rigourous cold winter, added to a soil unsurpassed for richness and productive capacity, nas made possible the wonderful development of these states. To the far mer they hold out special inducements. Cheap land, easy term of purchase, good markets and varied products enable him to own his farm at a smaller cost and with less labor than is required to pay Tent for the tana fie occupies here, or the interest am the money he has invested in it. If you are looking for a safe place to invest money, where it will pay you a targe ana sure prom, or if you are a farm' erand want a farm of your own, call on me and see what 1 have to offer. I will make the visit profitable to you. Office over American Express office, Rock Is land.Ul. Savillk Johnston. JefferHon Clab. The regular meeting nieht of the Jef ferson Club being Christmas this month, the regular monthly meeting will be held at 7:30 Monday evening. A full attend ance is desired. Ajbthtjr Bcbeall, Pres. CHRISTMAS CHEER. How the Day WJ Hade Merry la Rork Inland. It was an ideal Christmas day. The elements did their share toward making it so, and never before was there so gen eral an exchange of presents in Rock Isl and. The society representative of the population was active. Everybody had so many invitations out to dinner or to spend the evening that there was diffi culty in deciding which to accept. On Christinas eve tbero was a merry Christmas tree party at the residence of Major and Mrs. C. V. Hawes, on Thir teenth street, there being about thirty children and their mothers present. Christmas night Miss Kate Hawes gave a brilliant party to her friends, which was a most enjoyable affair. The Wilber Lyceum Theatre company was banqueted at the Harper house Sat urday night by Slanager Wickham. Some very costly Christmas gifts exchanged hands among the company, and Manager Wickham was the recipient of a hand some gift from Mr. Wilber in token of bit valuable services. The supper was superb. The Christmas dinuer at the Harper house was served yesterday. There were a great many invited guests present be sides the regular patrons of the bouse, and Manager Lowry received many com pliments for his elegant dinner aud genial hospitality. The Misses Keticker gave a pleasant little lea party Christinas night, to which a few select friends were invited. Sli.-s .Maggie Hunger, daughter of Mr. and Sirs. W. II, Munger, rntcrtaiued the follow ing young ladies at the Rock Isl and house Christmas dav: Sliss Tillie Hass, Sliss Dodie Hawes, Miss Gracie Knowlton, Sliss Slillie Iglehart and Sliss Ellic Barber. It was a happy little party. The Broadway Presbyterian, Central Presbyterian, First Baptist churches and Christian chapel had their Christinas fes tivities Friday and Saturday evenings. There were a number of balls Saturday night, one of the principal ones being that of the Frankliu Hose company at Armory hull. Uea. Lasan's Death. The news of Gen. Logan's daili is re ceived everywhere in the city with pro found regret and sorrow, especially among the old soldiers. The flair ou the Harper house as placed at half mast, and everywhere ate manifestations of grief over the death of Illinois' warrior and slatesmau. His la-t visit to ltock Island during the Ar.ny of the Tennessee meeting last September, and his speech at the theatre in the cveninn, will Ijng be remembered by our cilu-.-ns. The Chicago Jnlir Orotn ot today at tributes the general's death to his speech on Yandruff's island la-t S-'pU-uiber. It says "Gen. Ljgau iu the coldest weather was bathed in perspiration at the close of his speeches, aud it w as always his cus tom to immediately retire after a speech take a bath and entirely chaDge his un derclothing. His faithful wite generally accompanied him on his trips, and has always seen to it that these sanitary pre cautions were taken. On the occasion referred to, Sirs. Logan did not accompa ny her husband. She was detained at home in Chicago. Fhe committee which had charge of Senator Logan did not think of this custom, if they knew it, and he rode several miles ex posed to the cool air, and caught a severe cold. He was seriously ill in consequence although the newspapers made no men tion of it." As Gen. Logan's private secretary who accompanied hiui here is a correspondent for the lnt,r Oun, there must be some truth iu the above. f-'uriuuft Fl Biuret. There was a bad disaster iu Davenport on Christmas day, in the destruction of the West Davenport Furniture factory by fire at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. There was a needless delay in sending iu the alarm which accounts for the total de struction of the mill aud property. The loss is estimated at (13,000. The build ng cost $4,000; prepared stuff to the amount of (9,000 being destroyed. The insurance was (8,00(1, in the Rochester, American, Council Bluffs, Hamburg, Buffalo, Germ in. Fire I nsusance Associa tion, Amazon, Shoe and Leather, and Washington companies. The origin of the fire is unknown. K. n. Riverside Lodge, So. 119, Kuights of Pythias, of Cordova, will give a public installation and ball at Marshall's hall on Tuesday evening, January 4. JIany Knights from this and surrounding cities will attend, and a grand time is expected, as the Cordova Knights are noted for their hospitality and good fellowship. MOLINE, Toboggan north of posloflice in full blast day and evcuiug. Charges low. A load of dressed chickens were sold by a farmer an the streets Saturday at eight for $1. Overproduction, of course. Manager Cozitt, of the Union street car line, had a telephone recently put up in his office. Those requiring him can "Hello, No. 13." Collector Reese has furoWhed as bonds men C. F. Uemenway, S. W. Wbeelock and Porter Skinner to secure (183,505. He will beaiu to collect shortly after Jan. 1, 1887. John Wixon had a fuel saver put ubove the store in his office by an agent, and the conditions were that Wixou should show its good qualities, boast of its use fulness and keep it as a standing adver tisement. Saturday h" was dunned for the price of it by a stranger, and refused to pay, claiming that he had bargained to pay for it in gas, and had expended of this article twice as much as the thing was worth. The end is not yet. Notice. Until March 1, 1887, Drs. Barth & Babcock will make full sets of teeth, upper and lower, for $30, and partial plates in proportion. Best material and satisfaction guaranteed; 1724 Rock Isl and. HI. Hard Goal Market. Grate and egg $8.25; range So. 4, and nut 88 SO per ton, screened and delivered or best quality of anthracite coal. E. G. Fkazeb. . Telephones have been introduced in the Yellowstone National Park. L0CM. NOTICES. Sew pianos to rent at Bowlby's. Machine oil and needles, at Taylor's. Go to J. T. Dixon's for suitings and overcoatings at low prices. Go to J. T. Dixon for low prices on suitings and overcoatings. One hundred and fifty different kinds of music books can be seen at Bowlby's. New pianos and organs sold on easy payments at Bowlby's. Overcoat inas very low for the next 30 days at J. T. Dixon's. Give ber an organ, and pay $5 per month, at Bowlby's music store- Select your Christmas toys from liirk- enfeld's new stock. Singing by Messrs. Housel, Bowlby, Griffith and Corns, at the rink Christ mas. We make a specialty of flour aud retail it at wholesale prices. IStreckfus & Schaab. The finest lot of music boxes, mandolines and musical novelties to be seen in the tri-cities, at Bowlby's. F. C. Hoppe, the tailor, will sell choice suitings snd overcoatings at cost for the next 30 days. Forty new pianos in stock at Bowlby's. Where can you find such a variety to se lect from in the tri-cities? Tenderloin, spare ribs, sausaze meat. kettle rendered and leaf lard, at Gil moras pork house. A few uew organs in last rear's style of cases. Will sell at cost of making- easy payments at Bowlby's. Go to the city mills for your tlour.buck. wheat, rye llour, rve meal, graham, eora meal, ground fresh every day. Slieckfue & Schaab. We. McEniry, Attorney at law, loaus money ou good security, makes collections. Reference, Mitchell & Lynde, banker's. Office in post office block Hood's Sarsaparilla has cured thous ands of cases o! rheumatism. This is abun dant reason for belief that it will cure you. Try it. Insure in the Boylston Insurance Co. of Boston, Mass.. organized lMT'J. Assetts nearly $1,OW,0IO. E. W. Hurst, agent. Office over Rock Island National Bank Foot of Sixteenth Street, MOLINE. ores moi 9:00 to 12 a. ni., 2:00 to C:00 aud 7:00 to lOaXl p. in. ADMISSION: Children under twelve years uud Ladies, 10 cents; Gentlemen, 13 cents. 11 H OOO II IllUiP A II ft P AA H Ii U U HO h no BBHH O 8fe OL 85: OL OL 88 P A A r a a I A A SaH r v y y YY Y Y u ii n ii M8 U A A H OOO 1,1 .1,1.1. II DDDD A GUti OOO UUO UDI o oofl O Q 0 H GOO 00 Ii l.O 00 l s b od f atwis o o OGO OOO OOO Finest aid Largest LINE IN THE CITY. Toilet Cases, Odor Cases, Jewel Cases Handkerchief and Glove Boxes, Cuff and Collar Boxes, Cut Glass Bottles, And a very large assortment of FANCY ARTICLES SUITABLE FOH Christmas Presents. t-Call and examine our Block. T. H. THOMAS, Druggist, Rock Island. No. 1702 Third .Ave. Gash House LOUIS WECKEL, D&AJ.KB I Fancy and Staple GROCERIES. ISpThose looking for Bar gains should not fail to call and getpriceis. . SYLYAN ICE fill. Has outdone all former efforts this year in his display of all that is late and de sirable in A finer assortment of Dolls, A finer line of Toilet and Odtr Ciiti, A more beautiful line of Toys, In fact a larger and finer Etoek of every description of Holiday Goods I Thau was ever seen in this city, which have been purchased at verv low prices aud will be sold eerrtt pondingly low. tall while the assortment is toaplete. C C TAYLOR, 1625 Second Avk., REAL ESTATE COLUMN, SALE AND EXCHANGE. Til EXirllANtiE-lSOacrM tood tiliab t llui It H.tsmun county, Kuu, (or propr1T is illiuoi. Heuill & Waitehjud. TO EXCHANGE lltOarre flm-clam rarnuux laud In Ktiwa? ; niu- soil. Witj trade for uut or unimorovud urom-rty. MEU1LL & WuiTKHBAt). TO EXt'll.VNCB 331 acres uiiiinimmid: will traiio fur ciiyor country uroierly. I.tutl lo faUul "i inilev fmiu oo 1 Uttt u ou Slr.u t rviii '.u MeUII.L it Willi LUEAIJ. FOR yAt.K Aiiyp'pc' in foUnwtjii t'.st till l hud at a iMiaiu, u Mkeu koon. llocti IsLAXU Co. Si 24. 17, 1- lt ai res Pi. scj 24, IT, 1 '05 acres LlEXllY t'OUA'TY SwJ 22. 17. 1KS.l acres. Necor. v scj 21, 17, 1 IU res. KJneJ 12, 17, 180 acres. NJ 7, 17, 3-2-W acres. JLehcei; Colsty Ej n 17, 13. 1-240 acres. Ej seJr-17 15. 1 80 acres. NJ net; -20, 15, 180 acres. SwJ Se 18. 15, 1-40 acres. SwJnwJ 17, 15. 140 acres. Prices on the above are cut; will give Ions time and make the interuit-low. Medii.l & Whiteubab. FOH SALE 1A1 ucri farm, five milna aoir U of Milan, wwl) improved, lare barn aud hoox, cheap; tcriue lokuil . Medill vfe Whitehead. pott SALE 0 acres 3vmi!Fi aonth of MilM; I a good orruartl. living w&ier. hoae. tuuna, nlmit aud cribs, $!9pt:racr?. MtDiLL ifc Whitehead. Fi: E SAKE- ItiO ticrc r 2vr mtlcjt aouLh of Milan: fpli'L'difi imyroeniwiilf . 2HED1LL& WlilTKIUUl. ?Oli MALE aiHacrv Hue ftuit farm, a ma MD1IX & WllIIXJLEAJi. F)K T HADE Good Hu.e prnptriy in Cam bridge, lit. Want farm in liock lki&ud in Henry county. MtJOILL tfc Wbitkhsaj. ?1R TltADE Brick store and dwnlliug in Mi . lino ut fjjm iii KocJt lfeiandor Htury Ca. MF.ni; j, & Whitehead. E' X'K ISLAND Citv lot, cheap; wwUl caah iiay j incni, ikiuancu on long uitit. ilKIULL & Wimtkheai. FMt TRADE - 160 acei Kaunas land fur t-lOLk buggieh, Uume or teiiuu inercb indite. AlEDiLL & WuiTKUJCAi). r) LJS2i $ULu tl-.'.UO to loaa on tmx prop ertv: privilege to malt will pututuu. Lb a a titTaing principal; no Utlay; ion. ucd tU MKUILL fc WlUTLIIEAJ FOR SaIE n lone time and inouihly py mnt. two choir! ;.ut at Knd in Hocx-ium county, anKu, 100 airva in e-aca trac a raiv cUance. Mkdill fc Whitbuead. FIR SALE A uTtmlKToI tlioUv fanue in Rodi I-land. Ucurv or Mt-rctr coynufb. Hi. II you wttni : farm. call. llEl'ILL WlHTKHEAi. FOL bAI E Two lint- farms in Crawford ro., Jowa, and $35 per .'wrv, plt-iuid impfurc -mvnte: Jen than out uiilc from tow u ; VFU.worib an examination. Keal Kksm loftLg at low rait; loans clue4 Withoul delay. WitiTnaai l-atKitt Y rjn a i iir.iii -m tn.&Mtr payment tnJ ljugvf lime ttuu unr tirm is ik euite. low Lakhh Cboiw iraftor laud in wvil&ev tied cumin unities. $S.iW to 5.V0O per aire We have a lurce list of lanJt auitiiy prout-rty fur iule or esclume. Medill,& Whitehead Post Office Block, ROCK ISLAM D. Telephone No 11 SO. RASMUSSSEN Would respectfully suggest that any one desiring Photographs Holiday Gifts, will CnJ it TO TI1EIR ADVANTAGE to make an appointment at an early day. 03 fafl o P5 c a H ft ft f-4 z O I in t I -4-3 Z 0 i I c3 Ph o o w ft M Hi O H P T3 a o O V CO o CO .tJ o m i HOLIDAY -nSSS. I. It PPPfl'PP KB Mitt sSSf W LLLL ? f? EEE S 2 hJ In Feat Tariery at Low WYNES Central Sho HAPPY NEW YEAR. MCINTIRE & GO. Willi the imhliea very Happy Xew Yar. They are a little "too previeus" per haps, hut they wi h to call attention t the fact that January 1st appraehes and in erdsr to asaiit in mRkinf; the event happy to ail they an Bf unr. fer this week j;ret reductions in Cloaks and Blankets, Tny Lave a very nice as.iurtmcit of Ilactiketcbiefs. Mufflers, Fascina tor, ttv., still left, whieh make very appropriate New Tear's Gifts. Buy oi' Mclmire and be happy. MelNTIRE & CO., THE LARGEST ASSORTxMENT n ooo A AA A A A A II HOC H H O II II HO O n D D I r y V T YT T y H3JIHO O H HOO IIP U D II D H O HO III) D A II OOO UiT.TT. n Df OD A CAN BE CAUSE & CO.'S 1622 Second Jv. Holiday Gifts. - A Chamber Suit, A Parlor Suit, A Dressing Case, A Patten Eocker, A Book Case, A Library Table, A Side Board, A Marble Top Table, A Center Table, A Eeed Eocker, A Eattan Eocker, ; A Extension Table, A Carpet Lounge, A Carpet, Etc. Etc. -GO CORDES a KANN'S. ODR MOTT0:-Quick Sales aud Small Profits. -STANDS FOR- Low Prices l Hats, Caps and LLOYD Santa Claus Banta l laiiBUau tul yet;r concluded to make liie stock If entirely new md hut been velccUii wiiii Egpcall and examine for yourself. Dksbx'b Block, MolineJH. Telwhou 0I. 1 me ' ? J. T.DIXON, MERCHANT TAILOR, And Dealet in Mens' Fine Woolens, !706Second avenue. Prices. Call and examine. & SCHNEIDER, Store, Ilarpw House Block. -or- RSSfl K I S Bp pp pf b i, a n p pp p 5S up PP PB l ii s np p 8 5 I i P L UP SnSS LLLLLnp p Ua IW FOUI AT FOR - TO- Square Dealing -US'- Furnishing Goods. & STEWART, 1S04 Second Avenue. Headquarters, No. 311 TWENTIETH STREET. Crandovt display of Ux Xoveltiea in Toth md t told vry cheep. Tb vboi jjreitt care. DAVIS & CO., PLUMBERS A.KV Steam Fitters. A complete tlark of Pipu, Brass Goods, Packing, Hos, Fire Brick, ?tc. Sole agenU iot Dcane Steam Pumps, SIGHT FEED LUBRICATORS, Wegaartntee evrjr one perfect, and will eend Cnpi, ! niyda a' iriel. to rea;Kin!.!ble (wrtui. Safety Heating Boilers, and Conlrao tors for furnishing and Laying W ater, Gas and Sewer Pipe. 1712 Fihst Ate., Rock Island, Illinois. TelexihoM 114.8. R tldenee Telephone 101 0