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THJE A1WUS. SATURDAY, FEBIiUAKY II, 1893.
High School Societies Contest
MINESVAS AND BELLES LETTIiES.
I ONEJ ENJOYS
L ti,e method and results when
Lp 0f Figs is taken; it is pleasant
refreshing to the taste, and acta
I v yet promptly on the Kidneys,
er and Bowels, cleanses the sys
! effectually, dispels colds, head
es and fevers and cures habitual
tiration. Syrup of Figs is the
remedy of its kind ever pro
in the taste and ac-
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action ana truly Denencuu in lis
ots, prepared only irom ine most
Jth'y ana agreeable substances, its
ay excellent quaiiuen vuiumeuu u
nil and have made it the most
fcuilsr remedy known.
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Any reliable druggist wno
nOl UHVU ll uauu Tt in
it promptly for any one who
hes to try it. uo not accept any
UIF0MA FIG SYRUP CO.
54 V FRANCISCO. CAL.
UHllSVIUE. "W YORK. .K
T. B. KKIDT.
TIIK LKAT YSQ
3j,, wll sid nianajje properlj-on commission,
w.iht to l ct retiL". aim cerry line of first
l...'.. iiauninre tnmnanles. building lots for
k ir il! 'if d fffri'iit additions. Choice residence
i. ;r,'ji-ul:i iriof the city.
P on; 4. Wirrl i ll Lynde building, gronna
or. 1 -i. ui ' itrlu-11 4 umne nans.
iave you called at
i not, you had better, for
iou will find lots of Silver
end Gold Novelties as well
is a large assortment of
he latest in Fine Jewelry,
H. D. FOLSOM.
TtelargeBt display in the
city, without doubt, is at
TREFZ & CO.
Headquarters for School
Books, Toys, and Candy.
2011 Fourth' Avenue,
Uirkcnfeld's Old SUuii.
G. M. Looslbt.
A Large Assemblage Last Evening Lbttens
to Some Interesting Literary Produc
tion A Hard Struggle for Supremacy
A Lengthy Programme Creditably Car
ried Out Mlnervas the Victors.
The assembly room of the High school
bnlld.ng was crowded to its utmos. ca
pacity last night wi!h an appreciative
audience, who listened with in'ere-t to
the third annual contest of the Minerva
and Bullet Lettrea societies. A pleasing
entertainment waB prfseoUd which waa
evidenced by the many favorable com
ments passed by those who enjoyei it.
The judges selected to decide upon tbe
contests were Q M. Slauson. of the Ho-
1 l:- i ... r:- jr : r or......
principal of tbe Maquo&eta, la., High
school, and Rev. W. B MK;e, of Milan.
The chair was occupied during the first
part by Miss Pauline Woltmaon, presi
dent of the Minervas, and during the sec
ond part by Miss Anna Bernhardt, tresi
dent of the Belles Lettres.
Tr.e opening number wis a selection
by the Hith school orchestra. "The
Gondoliers," led by Prof. Frank Eck
fetrdt Rev. C B. Taylor then ofered
praytr, after which tbe High school
d Hthle quartette, composed of the Misses
Pauline Woltmaea, A2gie Sdurs, Lillie
Simmon and Margaret Murphy nnd Addi
ou Gost. Tbt'udort; Ji-nnin"!?, Fred
Green and CUrnce Spaulding, rendered
a delieht.'ul DumiR-r, "A Spring S ng
Tben came the first contest, a brt.ee of
es ays, '-Wordsof Praise," by Miss ?lora
L'idolph of the Minervns; "A Gentleman,''
by Miss Mr.ha lluesins of the Belle
Litres. Follfting these c-me a piano
ttio fey the Misoes Bfssie lis id,
Millie Iffluhart and Mimie U-en-nin
thai was highly appreciated
after Which tbe contest on declaration
oocvrrid. Tbe contestants wtre Miss
Elsie Burch, of the Belles L itres, who
recited ibe poeticU tiketoh, "Persimmons"
and Miss Frida Kaehler, of the Mim:rvas,
the lattn rendering the-,Dream of E jene
Aram," After a chorus of 2-4 voiees ac
rooipanied by the orchestra had sung
Purr.iner Fanciee" the fi-et part ended
witn a dtbfte, R-:solvd ihl the writer
wields greater h.flut tee tfett the or itor."
Ibe affirmative was handled by Miss
Ca tha Wilson, of the Belles LHtran, and
the negative by te Buff urn, of the
The Clodiog Numbers.
Af er pome musical selections b7 the
orchestra, two very cleverly edited jour
nals, Tbe Chhser, by Albert Dart, of the
Mintrvas, tnd the Rock Island Belles
Lettres, by Miss Luella Huthmakcr. of
the Belles L aires, was read. "Dri't My
Bark" was then sung ty Misses M irphy
and Wottmann, on behalf of the Miner-
vas, and Misses S mtooa and Sears for
the Belles Lettres, both being ados rably
rendered. The closing contest was ia
oratory, Charles Durham, of JSelles
Letters sabj ct was "The Indian Ques
tion,1' Clarence Spaulding, of tbe Miner
vas. taking for his theme, "Unification."
At the close of tbe Utter there was more
music by the orchestra, after which Pres
ident D. J. 8ars spoke briefly, congrat
ulating the pariicipaats on their efforts
and announced he decisions of the
jjdees, which were as follows:
Esbhvb Misb Ludolph 89; Miss Hue
Declamation Miss Kochter 94J ; Miss
Burch 91 J.
Debate Mr. Bufftm 89 2-9: Miss
JournilB Mr. Dirt 82J; Miss Huth
makcr 93 19 .
Oration Mr. f pauldinp; 93 2 8; Mr
Duels .1111erva 91 j; Belles Lettres 8S
Which hroukjtu Minerva out t.head
by 4J points.
At tbe meet ine of Eudorah Lod g 1 No.
73, D of R . , at its rooms Jast evening,
Deputy J. D. Boll man installed the
newly elected officers of the lod ;e as
N G MirS L:t'ie L-vey.
V. G. Mian Es'Iht Hanson.
Rrrcoifliuii bucretary Mrs. Tiliie Gul-
Permanent Hecretury Iits Lucy Ilck.
Jtewi In General About the Railroads
Personal and Other Mention.
A plan is beiog discussed by the man
agement of the C, B. & Q for piping its
water supply from the Mississippi river
to Galesburg. The scheme would be
something out of the o-d'tiary for a rail
road, but it is figured that the piping
could be done in suck a way that several
towns along the way could be supplied
w W an abundance of water. The tanks
of ibe company would be supplied and
Kei'Lsburg and other places could be
reached and the scheme could in tnis way
be made quite a source of revenue. At
times the wa er supply at Galeaburg be
comes very meagre and at Menmouth the
simelstrue. Those who have figured
tbe expense of the eoterprise claim that
it would be as cheap a means of obtain
ing a never failing water supply as
could be deyised.
Enterprise of the C..B. A Q.
The Q means to be fully equipped
for the anticipated rush of travel durine
the World's fair, as well as keeping pace
wi h the growing business demands of
tbe country tributary to its various lines.
Mention has been made in tbe Akous of
the arrival of another engine of whit is
known as class "H' mogul type. These
leviathans cost $10,600 each, xnd easily
pull the heaviest trains. There are jet
six more of these to come, which wiil
make a total of 50 engines of this class
added in the last s.s months to the equip
ment of the Gtlesburg division. There
are now over 200 IneonMiveB belonging
to that division, about one-h.f being of
the mogul ly pe. It rt quires only a smt.ll
am unl of calculation to figure out from
this item of endues, and the large e xpen-
diture for passenger coache9 and freigat
cars, not to mention the nstursl increase
in operating expires. lht the Q " is
making an enormous outUv.
Night Operator Delano of the C. R
I. & P has been laid up with sickness
at bis home in Peon, ami Operator Gray
of Moline has been lining duty in his
City Mess.-nger F:ckenscher of the
A 1am Express Co went ou'. en Mcs
senger LiscoraVs run yesterday, the lat
ter taking a lay off.
Conductor Thomas Donahue of tbe
Rock I-dind, acuomoaoted by his wife
and Mrs. Frey, were in Chicago yester
day to attend the conductors' ball
The Slock island & Peoria pay enr
went down over the line today.
Baggageman Clark and Messenger
Sharp, of tbe Peoria, who received such
a shaking up al Ulah the other -day, are
said to have had a very nanow esc pp.
The fact that it was engine Nj. 13 con
firmed the old superstition and every-
tbing else that had the unlucky number
connected with it in the accident has
been related by the railroad men who
never tail to watch for unlucky 13.
Trains on all the roads are running on
time again, and no further difficulty will
probably be experienced unless another
storm follows before the tracks can be
thoroughly cleared. Double-headers are
being run on the Milwaukee on almost
every train to avoid any possible delay.
THEIR NEW CASTLE HALL.
WHO IS SHE?
A Valentine for Roek Island's
A TEHDEB AND POETIC MISSIVE.
Go tell It. ye breezes, from desert touts.
The "Preneriptlon" ha trinmnhed, f At volutin
is free I
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription is thj one
princely remedy above all others 1 Mad) ex
prcsulv for women, it is adapted to her special
needs, and fulfills avcry reqtiiremciit.
Mo condition eo critical as te defy itl
No emergency an great as te baffle UI
As a woman's restorative and regulator, tbe
Favotite Prescription" is mister of the situation.
Positively guaranteed to give satisfaction in all
cases, or money paid for it returned. Tbe only
medicine for women sold on trial I
A New Word.
A new word "hyjennikin" has been
coined in Boston to describe a rece it ion
given by the ladies of a camera club. It ia
not a word that any one would sit tip late
at night to admire, but it is as good at "en
thuse" and better than "electrocution."
Mr. F. A. Sullivan, of Chicago, 111.,
writes, that he has used Dr. Bull's C sugh
By rap for bronchitis and found it M be
as represented "a great remedy sad a
The Infatuation of Muscatine Admirer
Stirs the Innermost Depths of His Soul
and He Pours Forth His Sentiments in
Flowery Lines, Adopting This as a Pecu
liarly Fitting- Season to Speak His Ad
St. Valentine's day approaches. Next
Tuesday will be the annual occasion
as origin illy s t aula for t!:e ex
change of greetings of love from un
known senders. Originally it. was a
merry and eutirely harmless event and
many a r.inunee, ao doubt, has sprung
from tbe silent messages of St. Valen
tine's day. The posib'lity of such being
the case presents itseif in a particularly
forceable tight today by the receipt
of the following tender and
poetic lines ad iressed to the Arous in a
letter with postmark' of Muscatine, Iowa,
and while the name of the aspiring poet
is enclosed, it is with the request that it
be treated confidentially. Rock Islard
may have more than one auburn-haired
girl, but there is one in particular, it is
quite appnrentt who h- s inspired Musca
tine's promis ng poet, and the appended
contribution to the gem. of Nineteenth
century litera ure is the result:
Rock Islnad's Ited-Halred Girl.
(TO MISS , ROCK ISLAND, ILLISOI .)
On life's beaten tri ck I traveled for thirty yers
or mo: e.
Undivturi d y any romance snch as mat.-s the
neart icei s?e.
And I ho iste iot my frearto-n as b ichelors will no.
Mran.ers 10 me tci.aer Da4toa wnicn gives lire
a rosy hue :
Till at lenmh across my pathway, li'e a vision of
Came a cl'rious red haired beauty, filling all my
fool wi h litfht.
Changing all my eelfUh nature I no lonser was a
From the moment of my m ding with R ck
ismu.vs rea na'.rea gin.
When I g e npt n the Pleiads in the placid eve
They remind me of the luster of her ma'chless
dark brown ees.
Whoss woi itrous witching g'ances are possessors
ci ui- an
Ot enslaving a man's whole being making
mince me.it of bis heart
An 1 her teeth I an 1 describe thsrnf so even and
so white I
I am lost in admiration when she sjiilcs; the
Thril sroy inmost soul with pleasure, making my
iiriu 1.11a r ipmre wain.
For I'm an abject bond-siave of Rock Island
re : haired g rl.
If the w itch-lower needs a beacon in the night
niion its creni.
To shed a radiiint glimmer e'er te ri ver's heaving
For tbe purpose that some re gel miirht to port
be safely led.
Such a oeacon might be furn shed by hei queenly
fire crowned bead,
Wboe wealth of hirsute splendor bis a tinting
rim aiiu rare
Like t e evening sky at sanset. but to me 'tis far
Clostdy twined ahont my heart strings is each
banz ard tress and curl
That 9 irmouuts ihe classic forehead of Rock
isiina s rea-nairej girl.
I mi ht speak in glowing accents of her Sfractful
Wi.h its roun.ied, girlish outlines, an1 ter heart
o true una warm
That a fr end is ne'er forgotten, but is treasured
As a sort of polden stay-chain linking present
with the oast.
But my effor's would be fruitless to c onvey to
iu run uiuiu
A correct representation of tMs queen of woman
So I'll cease my useless rhyming; my pan aside
ror it cant portray the beau'y of Rock Island'
rru uairea gIrl.
Valen ine fromF. B., Muscatine, Iowa
Tlte Rooms f the Knights of St. Paul
Lodge in Carse's New Building to be Ded-
aoated Monday Evening.
There ia no prettier lodge room in tbe
three cities than that which is the new
home of St. Paul lodge, 107, Knights of
Pythias, in Henry Carse's model building
on Second avenue. An Aaocs reporter
wbo visited the new castle hall today
found it exquisitely furnished through
out. The lodge room proper, which has
dimensions of 48 by 38J feet with height
of 13 leet, is provided with the handsm
est and most modern lrdge room chairs,
while Smyrna rugs ornament the floor.
There are five other adjoining rooms all
at the disposal of the Enigh's of Pythias
for whom they were designed.
On the occasion of tbe dedicatory ser
mon Monday evening the main lodge
room will be devoted t tbe exercises,
and afterward will be transformed into a
ball room, while the banquet will be
spread in the main room on the second
floor. This will be in charge of the
ladies of tbe F.rst M. E. church, who aro
making extensive efforts this year which
is sufflcent guarantee of the nature of
the spread. The proceeds will be do
nated to the furnishing of the room of
the ladies of the First church at tbe new
Y. M. C. A. building
A Wine Precaution.
A local physician has suggested that
persons who use riverwater should boil
tbe same befoie so doing. The river
water is laid at all times to be preferable
to any other ewing to the fact that tbe
sun and air passing over it make it purer.
Now, however, while the river is frozen
over that action is prevented, and as
typhoid gtrois may be lurking in the daik
water benea'h the ice it would undoubl
edly be a wise precaution.
A Witty Vmatomer
went to a drug store and asked for Sozo
dent. The storekeeper said, "We're out
of tuat, but here is something just as
good." The practical customer said,
"No yon don't," and walked out to a
neighboring store and got a bottle of 80-sodont.
SOMETHING NEW FOR WOMAN TO Da
How a Bright Young Woman Succeeded
Where Men Had Failed.
She waa bright and pretty, and she
dropped into a lawyer's oCice the other day
mxw asueq lor worK.
"What can you do?"
"Anything a woman of ability can do,
nun mure man most men."
"Great opinion of yourself, vounir worn.
an," said the elderly lawyer present. "Per-
napa you minK you could serve this sum
"I might," said she. "May I look at it?
Yea, I will."
"If you do that you'll be doing something
we've all been trying to do for a week. lie's
a slippery rellow, and his people are all
posted. However, you may try it. You cun
anoro to lose a little conceit," and tbe law
yer smiled grimly.
At 10 the next morning the office door
waa opened, and the bright young weman
waiKea in again.
"Thought you'd give it up, eh? Found
him too slippery for vou? Thoucht so."
"The paper is served," said she. It was
her turn to smile now, and she did it. The
lawyer swung round in his chair.
"Served the . How'd vou do it"
"Oh, it was simple enough. I called at
nis place 01 business, looked around, priced
some materials, aud then asked if he was in.
" 'No,' said the salesman, 'but I can do as
" 'I think not,' I said quietly. He has al
ways served me before, and he understands
Just what I want.'
" 'Oh, iu that case you might call at his
House, lie will be m to dinner.'
"I did call at his house, dressed iu mv
Dest, cardcase in hand. I sent in my card
and he appeared promptly.
' 'Mr. ?' said I, rising.
" 'Yea. You wished to see me on busi
ness?' " 'I hear you are interested in property in
" 'Well, I have a paper which will inter
est you concerning it,' offering him the
summons, which he took with a smile.
He looked at it and blushed crimson. So
did L Nothing was said. He controlled
his temper and accompanied me to the
"Another field open to womenl" was the
lawyer's only comment. Kansas City
X Woman's Age.
A woman ou;;ht to be as willing to tell
her age as to toil her niime or the name of
the town she lives in. With critical ears
waiting to hear aud speak disagreeable
comments, no one can blame her for keep
ing silence about a purely personal mat
ter. No son or daughter of a true mother
or a chivalrous father ever makes the sub
ject of age, or uuy other that might cause
pain or annoyance, a matter of conversa
tion. Helen M. North in Harper's Bazar.
JAHNS & BERTLESEN
Peoria Cook and Ranges,
Tinware Ano Houbk Furnishing Goods.
1612 second avenue; v
ROCK ISLAND, II U
OOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS.
FREE, FREE, FBEE.
A book with every purchase. We are giving
away, free, 2 different kinds of books 'atthe
late Carse & Co. store, 1622 Second avenue.
Prices of Shoes guaranteed to be as low as
the lowest. The stock must go.
Bill of Fare,
Clothes pins per dezen - 01c
Clothes pins patent spring 03c
Towel rollers each - 09c
Tin spice cabinets 8 draw's 82c
Pound butter moulds - 22c
Self wringing mops - 25c
Hair brushes - - Q7c
Hand brushes - 03 c
Trick saving banks - 07c
Nickle alarm clocks - 68c
Nickle plat sad irons per lb 05c
100 boxes pap.-tiieg
Cora peppers, 1 qt -Wood
spoons - . -Towel
Wood pails, toy
Lamp chimneys No. 1 -Damp
chimneys No. 2
Hard wood toothpicks
Always 'he leader in low
Geo. H. Kingsbury,
1703 1705;8econd Ave., Rock Island, Telephone 1210.
402 Fifteenth street, Moline.
Heating and Ventilating Engineers,
Gas and Steam Fitting,
A complete line of Pipe, Brass Goods, Packing Hose,
Fire Brick Etc. Largest and best equiopd
establishment west of Chicago.
DAV1& aujKi Moline, m. J 112. 114 West Seventeenth
Telephone 2053. Telephone 1148. Echi.:.4.
. Residence Telenhm ' 162
Fifth Avenue Pharmacy.
HORST VON KOECKRITZ,
Analytic and DispensiDg Pharmacist
Is cow located in Lis new building at the corner of F.f.h aveuue
and Twentyahird street.
JOHN M. PARIDON. HENBT A. A.TW
SCHMEIL, PARIDON & SON.
Painters and Decorators,
Kalsominino, Papkb Hanging, Etc ,
419 Seventeenth Street.