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(THE ARGUS. THURSDAY, DEC EMBER , 1
The Time to Buy.
PRICES LOWER THAN EVER.
Our Holiday Goods Mast lie Closed Out!
Albums, lamps, clocks, brush, comb and
shaving sets, smokers' sets, etc.. AT COST.
Bedroom and parlor suites, lounges and
couches, easy chairs, rockers, dining and par
lor tables, sideboards, carpets, curtains, rugs
and table coversspecial prices.
COOK and HEATING STOVES,
best assortment; prices to suit. See us be
fore you buy. I can save you money and give
you time to pay for purchases at cash prices.
CHAS. A. MECK.
Telephone 421. 322 Brady Street, Davenport, la.
Open every evening until 8:00 o'clock, and Saturday until 10:00.
f Jjree little kitterp, soiled tljeir DiUteip,
iqd didrjt kijov vlj&l o do;
-ftf Wise old friend
w" .bid. reconjrrjerjd
"Wtyij se lillle kittens, Wteljd ir njiitens
MIl "Ve &s briffhr And soft as rev
SamtaClaus Soap-Made only by
ForTCHOICE MEATS Go to . .
H. Trenian & Sons,
All telephone orders promptly filled. Telephone Ne. 110S. 1700 Third Ave.
J. B. ZIMMER,
Will sell for the next 30 days all bis ovtrcoatings at 15
ppr cnt less than the lejular prioes.
Stab Block, Opposite Harper Houbk.
of the oM reliable S and Wc store, 1314 Tiiiid avt'nucofft:rs a cplerd il and mil affnrti il
' stock or
Iicliidtiig plti.b goods of every description. Bollr and toy, chair, table, rocking bancs
wsiioes, deigns, etc, CI r i-irnun tree, camllea and oinarmnts alwaya tl cheapest at
MRP. C. M1T3CH'S, 1314 Third Are.
EVENTS OF THE YEAR.
Summary of Kock Island's Happenings.
Whit 1MII Hat let Mtore for Vm
Told at a Ulaaee Looking
The year 191, with its j ivs and sor
rows, its successes and reverses, its
bright realizations of fond hopes and its
disheartening disappointments a year of
many revelations nas practically wound
up its affairs, and what it has bad in store
for us is a matter of history. Tonight at
midnight old Father Time will reverse
his hour glass and the sands of another
year ill flow, and when the leaf is torn
from the calendar tomorrow morning it
will reveal the vear 1893, which will be
entered uponr no doubt, with renewed
hopes and solemn resolutions.
The year 1891 has been good to Rock
Island. Evidence of the ciij's prospeiity
was shown in a lengthy article devoted
to building improvements a few weeks
ago. To review in detail all that Rock
Island has seen in the past year would be
a tedious undertaking. The Am; us has
made such an effort in years past, devow
ing several pages to statistical exhibits
and extended write-ups, and when the task
was c im pleted and the work presented
there was not the p'tb'.ic interest shown
that there perhap? would have been had
the results been shown in more concise
It is therefore that The Argus has
greatly simplified thi matter this year,
and in the shewing which follows pre
sents the important events ef the year
and only the most noteworthy, in con
Jan. 1 Congressman Ben T. Cable
invited the city council to bis home, and
presented the city with a $15,000 filter
for the water works, thus supplementing
and completing his father's previous gift
to the city.
James Knetsar, a veteran of the Black
Hawk war, died in Moline, aged 76 years.
Jan. 6. The Rock Island Industrial
Home association purchased the Gorton
property at the corner of Fourth avenue
and Twentieth street for a building site.
Jan. 8. Harry Davenport sold his in.,
teiest in the Biiley Davenport estate to
Capt. T. J. Robinson for $15,000.
Jan. 19 The contract for paving
Fourth avenue. Twenty-third and Mo
line avenue, let to Edwards & Walsh by
the city council.
Jan. 20 The firm of J. and M. Ro
senfield, wholesale dealers in saddlery
hardware, leather, etc., for 35 years, diss
solved, the junior member baing sjc
ceeded by Meyer Rosenfield.
Feb. 4 Rev. Dr. T.N. Hasselquist,
president of Augustana college, died,
Sudrlen death of Dr. J. W. Cowden,
Conductor J M Palmer, of the R I. &
P.. killed at Cable, aged 42
March 4. Prof. Oiof O.ssen. of Wood
hull, appointed president of Augustana
March 17 John Moore and wife, of
Coe, died almost simultaneously of the
April 6 The Rock Island & Milan
street railway purchased by D II Loud
er back of Receiver Hass and for the Chi
cago syndicate for $33,000
April 7 William McConochie re
elected mayor, together with the entire
April tf. The sale of the Davenport
lands commenced at the court house by
Administrator Peiz, the Watch Tower
beinz purchased by D. H. Lou
det back for $7,000, the maj irity
of the lands in the few days
following falling into the hands of Capt.
Robinson and Fre'erick Weverbauser,
though a large part of it went On the
market in the shape of plats for building
Tne Hennepin canal route defioi'ely set
tied on the south side of Rock river.
April 26 Death of Dr. Thomas Gait,
aged CO years.
April 27 The botrd of supervisors or
ganized for the year with the election of
L S. Pearsall. chairman .
April 29 Capt. M. W. Lyon received
approved plans for the Rick Island via
duct. May 4 The first car propelled by elec
tricity in Rock Island by the Davenport
& Rock Island street railway company.
May 19 -Tne Rock Island city council,
by unanimous vote, adopted the ordi
nance providing for a paid fire departs
June 1 The Spencer estate at the head
of Eighteenth street sold to Morris Ro
senfield for $10 000. A $40,000 resi
dence is in course of erection on the
Julv 1 Death of Mrs. 8. B. Cobb,
aeed 77 years, resident of Rock Island 50
Aug. 11 The bids for the viaduct
opened and the contract let to the Phoe
nix Bride company.
Aug. 25. Meeting at the Harper house
of the Rock Inland and Moline Business
Men's aaaociaMons, and otber citizens to
devise plans for a Twin-City Columbin
celebration and mechanic .1 exposition,
and committees ordered for same, etc.
Aug. 27 Corner stone of Grace Lntk
eran cauica laid with imposing ceremon
ies. S-pt. 7. Meeting of the army board
in Rock Island to determine the terminus
of "he Hennepin canal.
Libor day fittingly observed by
the trades unions of the tri cities,
with a grand celebration in Moline.
1 Sept. 18 Rev. G. W. Gue. of the
First M. E. church, preached his farewell
sermon, preparatory to leaving fcr his
ntw home in Portland, Oregon.
Sen. 16. Rock Island Bucgy com
piDV incorporated, with a crpital stock
Sept 19 Death of Henry Housman. a
pioneer resident of Rjsk Island, aged 68
t-'ept. 23 Tie Warren lot on Second
av. nue selected as the site for the new
Sept. 24 The established route of the
Hennepin canal approved by the army
Sept 25 First meeting and trganiz
tion of the Twin-City Celebration and
Et position commi'lee.
Oct. 14 Hon. Ben T. Cable concluded
arrangements with O. II Jewell for an
additional fitter for the city, and two
Deane compound condensing engines
with a capacity of 2.000.000 gallons a
Oct. 20 A series of incendiary fires,
listing a month, commenced in Rock Isl
and, with the attempted destruction
nightly of valuable railroad property.
Oct. 27 The contract let by the citv
to the Hollr Manufacturing company, of
Lock port, N. Y , for a high duty Gaskell
pump, to cost $21,000.
Nov. 2 The Postal Telegraph Cable
company formally opened an office in
Rock Island .
The joint Twin-City Columbian Fourth
of July Celebration and Mechanical Ex
position committee reported to the Rock
Is'aod and Moline Business associations
in Moline acd the report was approved.
Nov. 10 Death of C. II. Stoddard,
aged G8 .
Nov. 14 The Twin-City Columbian
Celebration and Mechanical Exposition
located the exposition on the Brooks
tract, Thirty-eighth street, conditional
uoon it being bought on reasonable
Dec 5 Death at Lis Angeles, Cl., of
John A. Boyer, aged 82. and a resident
ot Rock Island since 1837.
Dec. 23 Thirty prisoners in the coun
ty jail attempted to break down the jail
because tbe county board bad forbidden
the sheriff providing them with tobacco
Dec. 29 Death of Mrs. George Mix
ter, aged 68.
Pick Eeadaehe and relieve all tbe ttooblM roofr
dent to abilioua ntateof tha ayatom, aaoh M
Dizziness, Kauset Drowsiness. Distress afu
eating. I'ain In tbe Side, &o. While the'r moss
cemarkaM aucoesa baa been shown in curing
Tteadaebe. yet Carter's Little Ltser pm ar
equal ly Tnl uable in Constipation, curing and pre
venting this annoying complalnt.while they ale
correct all diaordorsof tbestomach,atlimilate th
liver and regulate the bowels. Even if txiey only
!Ae) tber would be almost prioelen to those wna
ulfrr from thtaduttresaingconipUunt; butforto
(lately tbeirgoodneesdtesno.enabera'id those
Whooncetry them will find these little pilla valu
able In so many ways that they will not be wit
Jicg to do without them. But after aUaickhoK
fie the tjese of so many nres that here is whera
lyre make our great boast. Our pills cure it whila
Others do not.
Carter's Little LiTer Pills are very small and
Tery eaay to take. One or two Pilla makeadosa.
They are at rictly vegetable and do no. gripe or
rnrge. but 1T their gentle action please ail who
tiaethem. XnTialaatiScenta; five for $U Sold
by druggists every where, or seat by mail.
CARTER MEDICINE CO., New York.
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STATE SAVINGS BANK.
MOLINE. - ILLS.
Oflloe Corner Fifteenth street and Third Ave.
gnccet dr the Moline Sayings Bank. Organised 869
5 PER CEMT. IKTEREST F1!D 01 DEPOSITS.
Organized under State Law?.
Open from 9 a. m. to 8 p.m., and Wednesday and
Sat on' ay niebts from 7 to 8.
Porter Skinnkr, - - President
H.A. Ainsworth, - Vlce-Preidcnt
C. f . Uibckwat. ... Cashier
Porutr Slctnuer, S. W. Wheelocte.
. A Rof e, H . A. A'nsworth,
G. H. Edward, w. H. Adam.
Andrew Friberg. C. F. Hetncnway.
TO THE AFFLICTED !
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able priomul The l-rrut'hemical Co.. prt-
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change of die toriiilerruptloiiinhuMnetw.
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ZEIS MEPICAL CD. . STTTFALO, V. T.
Head of Twenty-fifth Street
- BETWEEN -
Thirteenth and Fifteenth Avenues.
EiA Rare Chance For Baraains in Cii? tots.
Eligible. Desirable and Cheap.
Only One MilefroiYi the City Postcffice.
Easy Terms land Long Time.
ISPEmiuire at tbe Rock Island Savings Bank
J- M, BUFORD.
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and examine the -ante ; T H. rhoma
crtugia! at d tt;.t icit.tr. Kn I-,nd
No Peddlera Supplied.
DAVIS & CO.,
Heating and Ventilating Engineers,
Gas and Steam Fitting
A complete Tne of Tipe, Brasa Goods, Packing Hose,
Fire Brick, Etc. Largest and best equipped
establishment west cf Chicago.
DAVIS BLOCK, Moline, 111.
1712 First Ave., Rock Island. 111.
Residence Telephone 1169-
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Por sale in Rcvk island by Hartz & Bah nsen. 8'1 Ave. and 20th 6treet.
jQ)avenport Business College,
COMPLETE IN ALL DEPARTMENTS.
FOR CATALOGUES ADDRESS
J. C. DUNCAN, Davenport, la
The Art Garland . . .
Is the leading hard coal stove of the world. It
has stood the test of time, and has proven itself
to be the Prince of Base Burners. If you are in
need of a fiard coal stove, it will pay you to call
and examine the merits of the Art Garland; it is
sold with a positive guarantee that it has no equal.
The Riverside Oak . . .
Is the best for soft coal.
It will not gas or smoke.
It will keep fire all night.
It has a large ash pan.
It has heavy steel body.
It is guaranteed in every respect.
Ma hv mail-Kf.ifl.. U 'th ei-.rf & . .v. sr . 1
cr rcjhiid Xh money. Circular iu-r. Ad.v5 Arrve fcrrd Co., Chirac IU
Gall and examine - our immense line of Stoves f)
and Ranges. 1
1 DAVID DON,
'l615 iud 161? Second avenue. Kock Island. I1L