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THE ABGU S, MOXOATv JANUARY 22, 1894.
Before taking inventory January 20,
MUST REDUCE STOCK
Wc shall offer every pair of Ladies
MUses and Children's Shoes in the
house at Cost Trice, and all of our
Men's hocs at io per cent discount.
Call early, and we win easily convince
you. First come, first served.
162? Second Ave.. Under Rock Island House.
lie Battle Above the Clouds.
1 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 afew days only.
Geo. H. Kingsbury,
FAIR AND ART STORE.
A car load of handsome bed room suits going
at the following prices.
suit worth Its oo go at
27 M ..
Remember we have only one car load to dis
pose of at the above manufacturer's prices.
CLEHANN d SAUHANN.
r-i' uzi 1537
. Second Avenue
U4 120 asd 128
ARE SICK OF IT.
The Davenport Feeling on the
Wagon License Question.
IT WILL UXELT EE CHAHGED.
HEY ARE BARGAINS.
ml W Adopt Reanlatloaa
Itotall iwnli ta Art Toaisht Tha
Win Tire OnUwtara Khoald Not aa
rkaasad. Bat rally Kafarml. J
The jobber of Davenport hold a
meeting at the roam of the Daven
ttusinrss Men' association Saturday
afternoon, ti protest against the
wac1n license ordinance recently
adopted in that city, and Hhich ha
iu-ra operating against lt'ok Island
business bouse. J. 1. Van Put ten
was elected chairman ami (Imre W.
Nih secretary, ami the subject was
thoroughly discussed. The ordinance
vi discussed and the evil effect and I
injustice of it shown, it is not only
unjust in striking against those
w horn the city wishes to encourage,
but it has caused Kock Island to re
taliate in a manner to injure Daven
port's trade over here. A committee
on resolution consisting of M. J.
F.ngal. August Reinicrs, O. C. Woods,
J. F. Kellv and C. N. Peterson was
appointed, and reported the follow-insr:
To the Honorable Citv Council of
the City of Davenport ;cntlemcn:
A meeting of business men of yonr
citv railed for the purpose of review-
ins the ordinance recently asscd in
regard to the license- of business
team, would respectfully all yonr
attention to the fact that the aid
ordinance is driving anav luiness
friilil our doors to a very larje ex
tent, and would respcctfnlly ask
yonr honorable body to repeal sail
ordinance, and refund ail licenses
ail and lines assessed.
The resolution was adnplcd with
out dissent, and M. J. F-agal. T. F.
ll.illian and Oswald St litni.lt were
appointed as a committee to present
it to the council. F. W. Smith and
J. M. (Irove were authorized to carry
it to the Kock Island city council,
which meets this evening.
The retail merchants of Davenport
meet tonight to take action.
It the Tire Orfttnaae Stand.
The action of the meeting f Sat
urday afternoon in aiMint;r.s a com
mittee to wait on the Kock Island
council, at the same time one was to
apM-ar lief ore the municipal body of
that citv and ask it to mend its wav
i. of course, not tnllv understood
here, hut the gt-utlcmcn will proba
bly explain their mission fully this
evening. There has liecn no evidence
as yet that Uock Iland ha grievous
ly erreil in enforcing ordinances that
have liecn on its statute h.mks for
years. If any sins Lave lecn com
mitted, they are the sir.s of omis
sion, rather than the sirs f commis
sion, and it is to be IiojhvI the coun
cil will make no alterations in its or
dinances as regards wagon tires.
They are such as are in force iu other
cities and should be enforced with
regard to all wagons, whether they
lielong in Rock Island. Davenport or
Moline. Kock Island docs not tax
Davenport teams for the use of its
streets, but merely reoiurcs that all
wagons he so equipped that they will
no rut up the street and pavement.
To show to what extent the wide
tire ordinance is being violated, a
teamster admitted in Mayer Ucdill's
ofiice Satunlav, that he ha I unloaded
a car load of freight into three wag
ons, which would amount to 13,000
pounds, to the waogn. too heavy a
load to lte drawn over any pavement,
no matter what the width of the tire.
Mayor Vollnier. of Davenport, call
ed upon Mayor Medill yesterday,
with reference to the license ordi
nance which has proven so obnnvions
in lavenport. 11c said that Saturday
evening the council held an informal
meeting at his ofiice, and the alder
men seemed to favor a modification
of at least the most burdensome
and unreasonable clauses of it.
That BaM Over two BamlM of Cari.ttia
Coroner Hawes on Saturday after
noon empannclcd a jury, composed
of J. W. Morse, foreman. B. F. Knox,
W. S. Boggess Clyde Eberhard, W.
A. Darling and II. Ohavcr.
Mrs. Mary Schauta, Dr. Sal a and
Conrad Schneider and John Dunning
were the witnesses called, and the
testimony was as follows:
Mr, Steinle came to Kock Island
Saturday morning to sell some, of
the produce of his farm, ana stoppot
WHO IS TO BLAME?
As to Inequality of Property
TEE UII0F8 QTJIEE VERSIOJT.
at his sister's, Mrs. Schauta, house,
and complained of not feeling well.
She tried to persuade him to remain
in the house and lii down, frnt lie
would - not, and went out to
do some purchasing. et.-.
Alter transacting what nnsincss
he had. he was returning, and ou his
v he met John Dunning, and
asked him to carry some pan-els to
twentieth street, neiwcen mini
and Fourth avennes. as he was feel
ing weak. When Sir. Dunning re
tarned he found him lying in Spen-
cer square, and going to luiu tie
raised him to a sitting posture, and
Iett him. Mr. fechniedcr in ibe
meantime had been notified, and
soon after removed the old gentle
man to his store. Dr. sal a was
called, but too late, as already his
pulse had ceased, but his heart was
Upon examination it was found
that he was suffering with apoplexy
and although the usual remedies
were applied, they proved unavail
ing, and he expired in Id minuter,
after the doctors arrived.
1 be Coroiier'a Verdict.
The jury after hearing the "evi
dence, brought in the following ver
dict: Christian Steinle came to his
death by apoplexy."
. The funeral will occur at 2 p. in
tomorrow from the (icrman Luther
an church, on Twentieth street.
BISHOP SPALDING SPEAKS
Tba Head of This Catholic
A newspaper representative has
had an interview in Rome with Bish
op Spalding, of Peoria, the head of
the Horn an Catholic church in this
diocese, who recently visited the
pope. Bishop Spalding stated I bat
had heard absolutely nothing
This Sale Leads Them All
This is tie Greatest Chance Ever Offered
in tSe 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.
Was It larcndiarloin?
Depnty Sheriff Henry K'.iclil, of
Davenport, went to Lin wood, or
Spinneyville, Saturday afternoon,
armed with a con pie of warrants, and
placed under arrest Harry F. and
Sarah E. Bnrgor. The Iturgnr arc
French, and when they pronounce
their name they accent it hard on
the last syllable. It will be renieni
licred that Mrs. Ilurgor was. accord
ing to the report, the only jeron in
the hotel when fire broke out. The
Burgors and a family named Rey
nolds were Interested in the hotel
with Dr. C. O. Seaman. The struc
ture carried $3,000 insurance, and
the furniture of the Bcrgors was in
sured, while that belonging to other
parties was not protected. The Dem
ocrat says that altogether, the grand
jury has thought the circumstances
sufficiently auspicious to warrant the
Arrnnd far Unkntmarat.
At Moberlr. Mo., on Friday. C. L.
Tryor, an express messenger on the
Northwestern railroad, running
through South Dakota, was ar
rested for embezzling $5.00 of ex-
Cress company money. A young
idy giving her name as Minnie
Meek, and her residence as Kock Isl
and, was arrested with him. They
bad $700. besides a number of checks
on their persons when arrested.
Minnie Meek was turned loose bat
Pryor was taken to South DaKma.
Minnie Meek is bo other than -Mea-Hc''
Zeigler, of this city.
Keep it in the house and it will
save many an anxious moment dur
ing the changes of season and weath
er; we refer to Dr. Bull's Cough
Syrup, the beat remedy for cough
and cold. "
either at the Vatican or elsewhere to
give the slightest calor to the re
ports that Mgr. Satolli was shortly
to lie recalled. -That Mgr. Satolli
will not remain permanently in the
I'nited States," continued the bishop,
is certain; as is also his elevation
to a cardinalate ere long, but it is
well known that the pope has ex
pressed bis satisfaction with the
manlier in which Mirr. Satolli ac
quitted himself of the mission en
trusted to him. and I have no reason
to suppose his holiness has any de
sire to recall him at short notice.
My impression is that a majority of
the North American Catholics have
not regarded the presence of the
apostolic delegation favorably, and
do not, moreover, believe that the
interests of the Catholic church will
in any sense be advanced theeily.,,
Do you believe the pope will see
fit to Intervene in the school ques
tion at any future time?"'
Ta Baltlaiora Con Yea U on.
His holiness laid a definite pro
nouncement in ordaining that the res
olutions of the Baltimore congress
are to be acted upon, and this declar
ation must suflice. especially in view
of the fao that the resolutions are
respected by the American clergy
Has the pope to your knowledge
or belief, made any declaration with
respect to the two Catholic universi
ties at ashington '
His holiness had no reason to
make any pronouncement on the
snbject, seeing that no real conflict
exists between the two universities
In the course of hisTemarks Bishop
Spalding said be intended to remain
some weeks longer in Uome.
Tha Daly at the Annair aad the fla
Hoard af Rqaallsatlon Prevent Coadl-
tisaa an4 ta What TUcjr Shoald
The following appeared in. yester
day morning's Unions
j he nneslion. vh v. is it that my
taxes are higher this year than last
year?" is frequently In-ing asked of
Assessor J. H. Cleland. and that gen
tleman, in referring to this fact, gave
a representative of the L'nioa some
ligures which will enable property
owners to answer t hist aiuery for
ihemselveM. To illustrate: A"s prop
erty in was assessed at fLln,
while for ISHf the assessment is 4,-
M0. The property holder lookin? at
these ligures naturally would expect
a reduction in his taxes, but here
the state board of equalization inter
venes. For 1893 the board made a
reduction of 3d per cent on the as
sessed valuation, and for cut off
only 20 per cent, leaving the equal
ized valuation of the property fz,9l5
and f3,200 for the two years respec
tively, and Mr. A. has f 2T.78 more
taxes to pay this year than last, the
rate for the two years ln'irig $7.tiG
and f7.81 per floo.
l'egarding these assertions as rath
er jH'culiar, an Ai:;i s representative
called tion M. M. Sturgeon, uicm
ler of the state to:ird of equaliza
tion, this morning, to ascertain the
facts, ami Mr. Sturgeon simply re
ferred the reporter to the records in
his possession. -It is not within the
province of the stiito board of equal
ization to assess, said Mr. Sturgeon
Its duty is to correct any errors
that may nave itccn made in assess
ment and to equalize assessments.
I!e then referred the reporter to the
ligures, w hich show that the entire as
sessment cf 1893 of ail property in
the county over 1892. was 131.5G1.
and further that iu the city of Rock
Island alone, where Mr. Cleland is
assessor, the increased assessment of
city and town lots in 1893 over 1892,
was fl95.28ti, making the increased
assessment id the present assessor on
city lots alone in Hock Island, ex
ceed the increase of the county onali
The State lUiard' Iutj-.
Xow if the state board were deal
ing with Uock Island alone, it might
reduce this unreasonable assessment,
but in view of the fact that it becomes
its duty to act with reference to the
whole county, and every town in it.
to move indiscriminately in a
reduction, would bo to nnrcasnnibly
reduce the assessment of these other
places. Iuasiuncu as the state Viard
cannot deal with Kock Island alone.
Kock Island must suffer for the acts
of its assessor. As proof, however,
mat. uocit island property assess
ment is unusually high. It may be
said that the avera-rc valne
per lot, in Kock Island, ac
cording to the reiiort of the state
board, is f271, while the Cook
county assessment is F25J.92, and
the average throughout tnc state
To a man up a tree it would look
as if the assessor were to blame for
this condition, and no one else.
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Quick and sharp will be the
decision on the coata which we
shall offer on Monday and (Tues
day two days only. '
Every one of our new wide
sweep skirt coats will be placed
on sale Monday and Tuesday.
Jan. 22 and 23. . at .one price!-.
110. Kvery garment; nothing
reserved. This means our uew
123.50 coata for $10. This means
our f-22 coats for f 10. This means
our new 20 coats tor flO. Our
latest f 19 coats for $10. Our $15
coats for $10. Our $12.60 coats
for $10. All new. All the latest
in tight-tilting waists with wide
sweep skirts. $10. $10, $10, for
these two days only. None laid -aside
none reserved no charges
made. Cash, spot cash, and
nothing but cash secures these
garments, and for two days only., .
Feeling that the poor of our
city should be remembered dur.
ing the times of our prosperity,
1 prop to donate tw the La
dies'lndURtrial Relief society one- '
fourth of our entire cash sales for
Wednesday, Jan. 24. An oppor
tunity for practical charity, your
money t- do double duty, as
one-fourth of your investment
will en direct to the needy poor
of our city, through the medium
of one of the best charity organ
izations we have ever known.
Mrs. Sudlow. the president.
Mrs. Mixter, the secretary of the
Relief society, will le accorded
the privilege of examining our
. books covering this day's busi
ness. . It is needless to 'add that
our extreme low prices will pre
vail on this day the same as
. ALWAYS THE CHEAPEST.
We keep everlasting at it. Our Dress Goods
stock is a special hobby of ours, and we shall continue
this week to offer bargains such as you know wc have
done during the past six days. Any one who intends
buying a new dress this season should be on hand at
our Dress Goods sale this week.
At the adjourned meeting of the
board of education, the following
supplement! r readers were ordered:
Twenty copies information readers
Xo. !; 20 copies information readers
No. 2; 125 copies BurrouHi's Birds
and Bees Sharp Eye3, etc.; 100 copies P
nans Anderson s stories; :vn copies
Pollard' second reader; one copy In
termediate indexed dictionary.
The insurance committee reported
having placed additional insurance
on the new So. 4 as follows.
In the local agency of F. Bah n sen.
$5,000; In the agency of G. -L. Quist,
It was ordered that all insurance
on public school building or poli
cies, new and old, be made concur
rent by the using of a form supplied
by the board.
'On recommendation of thecommit
tee on heating and ventilation, the
proposition of the Chicago Electric
Service company was accepted for
the introduction of their electric
heat apparatus, with payment as fol
lows: April 1. '94. $295;" Aug. 15. '94.
$285; Dec. 1. 94. $275.
A plank walk was ordered from
front to rear of Building So. 7.
Bills were allowed as follows:
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Kew Law Firm.
We take pleasure in announcing
the formation of a new law tirm.
composed of Msj. H. C. Connelly and
Bernard D. Connelly . his stjx. The
firm name is Connelly & Connelly.
Maj. Connelly has lived in Rock Isl
am! nearly 4U years. As citizen
lawyer, soldier, man of integrity.
and for loyalty to bis clients he
needs no introduction or endorse
ment in thiscommunitv. Itisahout
10 years since Bernard Connelly first
lett Uock Island, lie has devoted
these years to preparing himself for
the practice of bis chosen profession.
having graduated trom t he state uni
versity of Iowa, and for the past five
years "he has been associated with
the law- firm-of Doulhritt, Jones &
Mason, at Topeka. Kan.,' one of the
leading law firms in the west. The
friends of his vonth who remaia in
&ck Island, will welcome his return
to his native place.
1720. 1722. 1724 and 1726 Second ave.
SHOES GIVEN AWAY.
Misses' and Children's High Cut Shoes
Given Away at
Schneider's Central Shoe Store.
Every lady buying a pair of our S4.J0
shoes will receive a pair of misses' or chll- "
dren's high cut shoes free. . 1.
UOCK ISLAND, ILL.
CENTRAL STORE. 1818 Second. Avenue
The Wcatliar Fararaat.
fJenerally fair weather; decidedly
colder, Jtenijierature below aero to
night; northwesterly winds.
F.J. VY a lz, Observer.
Thin and impure blood is made
rich and hcalthlul by taking Hood's
Sarsaparilla. It braces up the nerves
and ives reacwed strength.
M T law,
every Tariety of bakery goods, but
especially cake. People think bakers
caunot make anything but angel's
food. We think we make cake just
as palatable as you have at home.
Don't get mad because we think so
Try it. Kxxu. A Math.
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 ,
Wardrobes are a honsehonld
necessity, so is economy, but to
practice this you must make all
your purchases of
at 1S9-1811 Second arenue,
Eock Island, I1L
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. 1W-111 Second Arenue
Upholstering done to order. Our store closes at 640 except
Saturday. Telephone Vo, 1Z0C
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