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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 1894.
Before taking inventory January 20,
MUSr REDUCE STOCK
Wc shall offer every pair of Ladies'
Misses, and Children's Shoes in the
house at Cost Trice, and all of our
Men's Shoes at to per cent dis
Call early, and we will easily convince
you. First come, first served.
A Change in Express Business,
AFFECTS TEE AXEBICAH OOXPAIY.
THE CIRCUIT COURT.
162? Second Ave.. Under Rock Island House.
The Battle Above tlie Clouds.
! have a large consignment of Napkin
Rings, Ink Wells, Pen Racks, call bills,
etc.. made of materials taken from
Lookout Mountain; they will make
presents which the Old Settlers will
prize very highly. We have them on
sale for a few days only.
Geo. E Kingsbury,
fair' and art store.
THEY ARE BARGAINS.
A car load of handsome bed room suits going
at the following prices.
Suits worth 14 00 go at
40 00 "
Remember we have only one car bad to dis
pose of at the above manufacturer's prices.
CLEMAMM & SALZMM.
U23 and 1S37
124 136 and 128
This Sale Leads Tnem All
This is the Greatest Chance Ever Offered
in the Three Cities. The balance
of Our Stock of
Cloaks and Millinery
To go' at less than half price. Every pur
chaser should visit our store before buying,
as these are the greatest bargains ever
offered in the three cities.
114 W. Secc:l Stn Darenport.
Tka V. t Havdla AU BuImm on tha
C M. IK. P. Tna AwihM to KRM
tm tka Chirac at Xorthwaalcra A Lou
t Ro?k lUaaa-Uracral KaU way Xe are.
Announcement is made from Mil
waukee of an important change in
the relations between express and
railway companies which is of con
siderable imjiortance to Kock Island,
as in the event of it being true, il
involves the cloning up of the oflicc
of the American Kxprcss company in
Uock Inland. The railroads inter
ested in the change arc the C, M. &
St. 1., O. & N. W.. W. C and N. 1.
railway lines. For several years tlie
American Express company handled
all the express business on'the C, It.
ft j. and the C. M. & St. I'., but a
year ago the Adams Express com
panVNtook charge of the C, B. & Q.,
and'k-ft the C, M. & St. 1. the only
road by which the American comes
into Rock Island. Wednesday, it is
reported, deals were closed in Chi
cago whereby the United States Ex
press company takes charge of the
express business of the entire Mil
waukee system, and this virtually
means the closing of the local Amer
ican express oflicc here. The change
not onlv affects the Milwaukee road.
but the advices sav that the Ameri
can Express company will handle all
the express on the Chicago & North
western, the Wisconsin Central ami
Agent J. F. McKiidwn, of the
American company, was seen by an
Auiiis representative last evening,
and stated that he had received no
official notification, and was inclined
to doubt the report. Should the of-
liee be removed from Hk k Island,
we will lose one of the most gentle.
manly express agents we have ever
had. Mr. McKibttcn having, since 'he
came to Rock Island, made many
warm friends who will join with him
in the hope that it is onlv a rumor.
Ti e Hutlingtou route is making an
immense amount of improvements.
it i-eing estimated that Irom lr,(KM
O 1:1 to f 15.0 W.IK'O in improvements
have been spent or contracted lor the
past vear. From a high official
source it is hinted that the Hurling
ton people have reached the goal of
their ambition in regard to the ex
tent of tcrritorr acquired, and will
conline future extra expenditures to
the improvement of roadbed, depot
facilities and eouippment. the C
11. V O.'s 7. (Msl miles of lines make it
one id the great systems of the coun
try. It has terminals and bridges and
other facilities that make it indepen
dent of its com pet iters, and it Ira v.
crscs the cream of the country.
CM. HI. fanl Hospitals.
It is reported that the officers of
the C M. & St. I. railroad have de
cided to co-operate for the establish
ment or hospitals along the line of
that railmad, for the benetit of sick
and disaMiil men in the company's
service. These hospitals wilHie sup
ported by contributions from the em-
ploves. 1 hese contributions to ie
graded according to the salarv re
ceived, and will le deducted from the
wages of such employes by the pav
ing officer at pav-dav and turned
ever to the hospital fund.
A MB( t! Haaiprra.
The 58D, J. Trever's engine, is in
the Chicago shops for repairs.
A. Hamilton, traveling auditor of
the y" was in the city yesterday.
Tom Dunn's engine, the went
into the lavenport shops yesterday.
The new sand house of the Kock
Island is now in use, and works
The J. S. E. has moved its gen
eral offices from Jacksonville to
The Miles for putting the electric
light in at the Kock Islam! round
bouse are being set up.
F. A. King has accepted V. J".
Kcnworthv's position as night opera'
ator at the C. K. I. & I.
Frank Freeman, of the "Q office
force, has lieen laying off the past
few days fighting the grippe.
The 552. Bob" Atkinson's engine.
on the C. K. I. & P., is out of the
Chicago shops, and Bab is proud.
The 932. Oscar Pcasley's locomo
tive, on the Kock Island, is out of
the Chicago shops, having undergone
The S56. Jack" Kane's engine, on
the Kock Island, is out of the Daven
port shops, and the redoubtable John
wears an everlastingly broad smile.
Dr. and Mrs. K. B. Ray. or Coun
cil Grove. Kan., arc visiting their
son. Assistant Yard master B. B.
Kay. of the C, R. I. & I., at his
home, 728 Elm street:
The CC5. George Wright's Mogtil
engine, is out of the Trenton, Mo.,
shom, and George has resigned his
office with the Sons of Rest." and
wear a broad mogul smile at he kits
in the cab of bis engine.
II. B. Sudlow. Supt. of the K. I. & P.
R'y company, and Robert Lee. Supt.
of the Cable coal mines, were out
among the farmers of Preemption
on Wednesday, for the jorpose of
buying the right of way to the new
are EvMcac la the Weaver Will
The Weaver will case continues to
occupy the attention of the circuit
Adolph Weckel was put on' the
stand yesterday afternoon, and testi
fied to having known Mr. Weaver
five years, and considered him per
fectly sound of mind up to the last
time he saw him, and that was short
ly before his death, and he was very
intimate, and spoke of his visits to
him with evident feeling, lbe last
time he saw him he was suffering
very much pain and desired the wit
ness to give him something to re
lieve him, saving that he didn t care
whether it killed him or not. The
witness suggested laudanum, and
spoke to one of the daughters. Lottie
i i .. ..... .' i i . i
Christian Staiemly Stricken on
CASSHD IS A STORE EE EXHRI8.
I reason, about it, but she said that
the old gentleman might get the
bottle and take it all, and end his
John Hind, G. S. Church, R. S.
Silvis, E. J. Evans and J. Kudy, all
living near the weaver farm, testt-
lied to their acquaintance with Mr.
Weaver, and believed him of sound
Charles Kecslcr. at one time as
sistant to E. B. Knox, said he offi
ciated at Mr. Weaver's funeral, and
had a conversation with Mr. Weaver
from which he concluded that he
testator was sound. He also related
the condition of his body after death.
esjtecially as to the course of thecan-
ctr. as shown by the face alter ucaili
This morning, D. A. Holt, a nurse
in Molinc, was put on the stand, and
testith'd to havinr irone out to the
Weaver farm before the death of Mr.
Weaver to act as nurse for the old
gentleman, but he declined to have
him, because he was being taken care
of lv Jake's wife.
. Allison. So:iIh Molinc, J. C.
King, J. S. Kcatnr, John M. Goul
Molinc, Henry Bcnk. Hampton, K.l
Morton. Moline Bluffs. John S. Gil-
more, Moline. F. Wilson, Rural, and
Charles real, Moline, testilicd to
their acquaintance with the testator.
ami their knowledge of bis busmc
habits and icrsonal characteristics.
strong ill power, etc., and that he
would allow no one to interfere in his
business matters. He was disposed to
have his own war. and was not casilv
influenced bv anv one. When thev
last saw him he was of sound miad
Albert Nelson. Frank Peterson and
Martin Hanson came into the circuit
court and plea ted guilty to petit lar
ceny, and were hned fi., and sen
fenced to one hour in jail.
Charles Smith pleaded guilty to
cmliezzlcnicnt yesterday noon in the
the circu.it court, and was lined f50
and given three months in jail
but the jail sentence was suspended
luring good iH-uavior,
A Farmer WrU Kaosra Citizen and Baal-
ncaa Man Meets a mm Baa-ApeplezT
the Canse A tt ribat rd II is Former Ca
reer la Koek Island.
Christian Staiemly, formerly of
Rock Island, but for the past 10 years
farmer near ltutlalo, Iowa, came to
the city this morning; and altout
1 :30 be was observed by people in
the vicinity of Spencer sou are
seated on the wet grass near
tree, and exposed to the stead v
fall of rain. Supervisor Conrad
Schneider and others hastilv went to
his relief. They found bim
deathly pale and so weak he
could not rise. Thev assisted him
to Mr. Schneider's store, and Dr. E.
M. Sala was quickly summoned.
Mr. Staiemlv sank rapidly, however.
and while Mr. Schneider and those
who aided him, did everything pos
sible to relieve and resuscitate the
suffering man, their efforts were of
no avail, and when the physician ar
rived he had passed bevond the aid
of medical skill, and died a few min
Undertaker Knox was called, and
he bodv conveyed to the home of
Mrs. Mary Schantz, 109 Twentieth
street, who is a sister of the de.
ceased, and where Coroner Hawes re
paired to hold an inquest
A Former Ranlaesa Man.
Mr. Staiemly was formerly one of
he well-to-do business men of Hock
sland. He was for a number of
years a well known aid hisrhlv re
spected citizen here. He conducted
iiakcrv where Koester & Martin s
real estate building is now situated,
and owucd it. Ten years ago he
ilisposed of his property here and
purchased a farm near Bu ffalo. Iowa.
Ilis wife and children having died
lefore he left Rock Island, he had
lived alone on his farm.
A DESPERATE CHARACTER
John Morrhrad. at Illinois Cltjr. a Terror
to the Community.
John Morehcal, of Illinois City
has InH-n lodged in the keeping o
Sheriff Gordon by Bailiffs William
Kreuge and George Reeves, of that
place, for creating a -disturbance in
a church, striking terror to the com
munity and general deviltry. More
head has been away for about a year
and it is understood charges are
hanging over him for other offenses.
and he is regarded in the community
in which he resides as generally :
Made Trouble in a Prayer Meet In e.
During the weekly prayer meetin
at the M. K. church, at Illinois City
W. O. Smith was sieaking. More-
head became obstreperous and re
peatcdiv interrupted the speaker, m
resiKinse to whose admonition to be
quiet, he liccame not onlv abusive
but profane, and finally wound up by
nourishing a knife and causin;
panic among the congregation.
lhc next day a warrant was sworn
out by Mr. Smith before Justice La
Quatte, and constables inattemptin
his arrest had a lively encouuter.
Morehead producing a revolver an
offering desperate resistance. He
was finally overcome and bound over
to the circuit court.
As a result of the arrests
yesterday on account of the
lire ordinance, the following
sters were lined $5 and ' costs:
Mass. Judd Irish. E. W. Fiueticld
Louis Pickens. Louis Johnson, Rob
ert Bloom and John Hurder. Todav
teamsters from Davenport, are ail
weighing their loads before they
come to liocit island.
The Purchasing Power
THE SOCIAL SIDE.
Tri CltyDancIag Club's farty at the Har
per Lost Evening.
Despite the inclement weather of
last evening, the dance given bv the
fri-Citv dancing club, at the Harper,
was well attended. Otto's orches
tra furnished music for the dancers,
and supper was served by Mr. John
son and a corps of assistants.
Who Were Preteut.
The following were present:
Tsr. and Vctduaes
li W II n-jcrre,
1 1- a- Jud on,
I II Ilurith.
W A T-wtrps iu,
Vet K iV.k.
Mrs I L Mitchell.
Hope Curt i.,
Lon.ihr Van Pittea,
Xmny Be rjMll.
F J Klntif y,
T J MeiiiM, Jr.
Koi-rt Fr nch,
William Bittorwor a.
tcove Ba'i ork.
Will Ws -sw.ir.h.
Arnc Frysms r.
Iiaisy Ta- lor.
Kebccca Bcrrj ImL
I1UI Mill to,
John Van Fatten,
Jaroe I Itnaabne,
Capt. Walter Blair, of Davenport,
has just purchased the little steamer.
City of Quincv. The boat is being
tittcd in a tasteful manner, and will
be run as a packet between Quincy
and idirlington the coming season
It will make regular connections
with the packet Silver Crescent, run
ning between Iturlington and Kock
Island, and this boat in turn will
connect with the popular packet.
Verne Swain, making daily trips be
tween Rock Island and Clinton. This
will be a yery satisfactory arrange
ment to the traveling public, but
may have a tendency to decrease the
business of the through line packets
between these points.
A deal was closed Wednesday
whereby the MississippiTowing com
pany transfer to Hanlv Bros., of Du
buquc, the rafter Lily Turner, the
consideration being ft.OcH). The
boat will be taken to Dubuque, thor
oughly overhauled and lilted for a
packet between Dubuque and Glen
haven, touching at Cassville and in
termcdiate points. The boat, which
is a fast going craft, will make daily
trips and occasionally run moonlight
Of the Dollar
Never was so great as now.
The bulk of our winter business has been done, and the end
of the season finds us with many small lots on hand. These have
to go at some price, for.two reasons.- First,' to make roem let as
entire new spring stock. Second, to convert winter goods into
cash. No one in need of a suit of clothes, a pair of pants, an
overcoat, underwear, cap or gloves, would be wise to buy before
coming to us. In fact, he or she would throw away good money. '
are reduced in price so low as to make it an object to buy one for
next winter. In addition to reduced prices we allow a special dis
count of 10 per cent (on overcoats only).
all small lots (and we have many) are reduced considerable, and as
our regular prices are always the lowest, the saving is consider
ble. In buying your clothing of us yon are sure to get perfect
fitting, rightly tailored garments. We think the best is none too
good, hence we buy the best.
We are again on deck with a splendid line of trade winners at
f2.53; the line grades of pants at ft. Mrs. Hopkins' celebrated
nevcr-rip, everlasting knee pants at 49c.
You'll find prices reduced in all departments, and you'll be
surprised to find how much the purchasing power of the $ has in
SHOES GIVEN AWAY.
Misses and Children's High Cut Shoes
Given Away at
Schneider's Central Shoe Store.
Captain of Police Phillip J. Bar
ber, of Baltimore. Md.. says: Sal
vation Oil has been used at our sta
tion the past winter for rheumatism,
neuralgia, pain in the back, etc., and
I have vet to meet with its equal. It
is the beat." ,
Tonus; Men's Meeting
The best meeting the association
ever held was the verdict about last
Sunday's meeting at the Y. M. C. A.
Tomorrow's meeting will be equally
as attractive. Address by Rev. T.
W. Grafton: subject, "Safeguards
Against Shipwreck." Solos by Mr.
Whitney, of Salt Lake City, and
other attractive music. Every young
man is cordially invited.
la Otoea Times '
Tcople overlooked the importance of
permanently beneficial effects, and
were satisfied with transient action;
but now that it is generally known
that Syrup of Figs will permanently
cure habitual constipation, well in
formed people will not bur other
laxatives, which act for a time but
finally injure the system.
Rain today, probably turning to
snow tonight, and clearing during
the night or Sunday morning; fair
Sunday afternoon and colder; east
erly winds veering to westerly.
F.J. Walt. Observer.
Hood's Sarsaparilla, the king of
medicines, conquers scrofula. catarrh
rheumatism and all ether blood dis
eases. Hood's and only Hood's.
want to buy
now is the time to in
vest. Lots in the new
can be had cheap and
on easy terms.
Inquire at ARGUS
Simon & Ilosenlelder,
Rock Island House Corner.
Every lady buying a pair of our S4.J0
shoes will receive a pair of misses' or chil
dren's high cut shoes free.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
CENTRAL STORE, 1818 Second Avenae
Wardrobes are a househould
necessity, so is economy, but to
practice this you must make all
your purchases of
at 1809-1811 Second avenue.
Rock Island, 111.
, Where you always find that happy combination the
best goods and the lowest prices. Put your money
in the savings bank by purchasing what you need of
us, which is an exposition of all the latest style of
parlor and bed room suits, dining room and kitchen
furnitures. Come and see for yourself.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
C F. DEWESD. Manager. 1809-1811 Second Arena
Upholstering done to order. Onr store closes at 6:30 except
Saturday. Telephone No. 1306.
jj'Jbvt A TOES. Trn-n.Tr-,
" OIL, WHITE LEAD, ET0.