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THE ARQiJB. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1894. . - g ,-
buys a tallies fine Dongola button boot, all
solid counter and insole, patent tip, worth
Huya a ladies fine Dongla boot, button, on the
new square i tpc last, or Picadilly, patent tips,
rasily worth $2.
Our shoe at this price knocks 'cm all out. You
must see our $2 line to appreciate it.
C.rratrst snap of all. We just received them.
Uid i s extension sole, patent tip, square toe,
worth .vj. hec them.
Wc would advise you to be in time, as some
of these bargains won't last always.
162? Second Ave., Under Rock Island House.
Special February Bargains.
t'pon sorting up our stock wc find remnants and
lfoki-n lots of paper, good, desirable, salable pat
t. rrn. Hut wc must have shelf room for our large
stuck of new spring goods which are arriving almost
tl.iily. ami these remnants and broken lots must go
at a sacrifice.
Less Than Half Price.
To make trade lively through February we have
aUo inaugurated a way down price on our new goods
arul our stock ail the way through.
We will not be undersold. Always to the front
A dams Wall Paper Company,
3 to. ."12 and 5 1 4 Twentieth street
I'iiMt Store. Kiirrst stock in the three cities.
Fifth Avenue Pharmacy.
HORST VON KOECKRITZ,
tow located ia hit sew huildlss; at the corner ' of Fifth areuue
and Twanty-thlrd itraat.
1803 Steond Armout
WAS QUICK WORK.
That of the Fire Department
WAEEHOUSES FABTLY DESTROYED.
Joha T. ?toflkerB Rultrilaff, Heir Twet.
firth Mlrret and Third Arena. tio ap la
Maaoke Lnaa l'alljr t'ovcrea! by Iaaaraaca
The lratmble Cane at tke fir.
The alarm of fire turned in from
bos 42 on Twentieth street and Third
avenue, about 8 o'clock last ereninir.
rauea ut lire uepartmenl to Twen
tieth street anil Third avenue, where
lire had Iwn discovered in one of the
warehouse occupied bv 4. T. Nofts
kcr, the hardware anl store dealer.
The lire department responded in ex
ceedingly quick time, and inside of
lite in unites alter the alarm l,;i
U-en turned in I lie lireinen had two
streams f water playing on the lire.
Hie shed in wlueh the lire started
is situated in the rear of K. 1.
Sweeney' 2-story brick btisinc
block, oeeupiiHl l.y Il.irtz & L'llc-
meyer and J. T. Koftsker, and near a
frame building used bv the latter as
a warehouse. Last week Mr. Kofts
ker bought a load of hay, and being
unable to put it all in his barn, sit
uated south of the warehouse, some
was put in the warehouse. About 8
o'clock lire was discovered in the
corner of the warehouse, where the
hay had been stored, and it was the
work of but a moment to notify the
lire department, and owing to the
prompt manner in which, the com
panies responded, the lire was soon
The greatest anxiety was felt lv
people residing in the business
blocks lining the cast side of Twen
tieth street, although the frame
houses east of the lire were in no Iit-
le danger. The lire having gained
good headway in the hay, it siion en-
veloited the shed, which was as dry
as tinder, and the inside of the ware
house was one solid mass of flames.
It was not long after that the barn
in wincii Air. ortsker kept his
horses was attacked bv the lire, and
the firemen's time was divided lie-
twee n the warehouse and the barn.
Although the horses and harness
had liecn removed, there was about
(40 worth of hay and feed in it, and
from it the buildings near bv were
endangered, but the fiery fiend was
linally beaten down and its spread
Mr. Noftskcr had $8;t) worth of
goods stored in the building, but of
course, part of these goods were
saved. The loss of goods to Mr.
Noftskcr will amount to about $500,
fully insured in Hayes & ('leave
land's agency. The loss on the
barn, in which the horses were kept.
was about $7o. "Early this morn
ing, said Mr. koftsker to an Aunt's
representative, ! had about fl.OOtt
worth of stock stored in there, but
some of it had been moved."
lust from what source the lire
started will probably never be
known, but the general impression
is that some of the numerous pedes
trians who pass through the allev
dropied a cigar stump near the
warehouse, inkers seem to think
that tbe lire was caused by some in
cendiary, although Mr. Koftsker
says he can think of no one who
would do that.
PUT THEM ON AGAIN.
The Daaaatlra la Maka aU the feaek lalaa
Commencing tonight the Rock
Island road restores its system of
dummy trains letween. the Peoria
depot on Twentieth street and the
C, R, I. & P. depot. The plan of
running the stub trains in connec
tion with the day trains has been in
rogue, as is known, for yea it. and
former! v it was the custom to pro
vide like accommodations for the
night trains running into the out-of-the-way
depot on Moline avenue,
but some months ago the night ar
rangement was abandoned, and
people were obliged to depend
upon the 'buses and hacks for
trains after the suspension of
street onr traflic. Now the old
system between the Twentieth street
and the iipjier depots is again put
ack. li is nnderssnou Ibis plan is
the outgrowth of the interruption of
streetcar traflie consequent upon
the recent snow storms, but as the
roads were somewhat. blockaded
about thn same time, the inconven
ience suffered was not regarded be
fore as suflicientlv serious to occa
sion any great degree of kicking.
Tbe Central Depot Mast Come.
It is the central depot that the
people are kicking for, and, to make
further use of the slang expression.
they will continue to kick until they
get it. It may be that the Rock Isl
and road realizes that the movement
to secure this great and much de
sired end has assumed such shape
now that it is bound to have its ef
fect soon, and hence the restoration
of the dummy trains, but that will
not hinder the popular effort that is
being made to attain the results so
much sought. Kock Island has the
law on its side in this endeavor, and
what is more it has right on its side.
Will rata yaa and kr vna wlU
For Mia at Haraat lieae faarBaey.
Seven Per Cent
The following Is a partial list of
completed gilt-edged lirst mortgage
loans on hand, which we now offer
for sale subject to previous selections
for their face and accrued interest.
These loans have been carefully se
lected by us, and are lirst-clans in
every rcapect. They are all seven
tier rent net to the investor. We
have other loans to offer if these are
not in amounts to snit the investor.
) I Hatha iilavea. 2
all lor dnrabil- I
feiJLv r I BO olnor !
Jmnt Prr Tim film
Vtnt tf tfrcmrUf
AM) 00.... 7 5 years $2,300 00
K0O 00.... 7 5 " 1.A0000
Sid 00.... 7 5" 1,500 00
1,500 (N.... 7 5 " 3,000 00
450 00.... 7 5 4.060 00
1,000 00.... 7 6 " 3,500 00
21)0 01).... 7 5 " 1.800 00
fi'10 00.... 7 5 " 1.500 00
2.!f00 00 ... 7 5 " 4.0110 00
1.400 00.... 7 5 " 2.600 00
1.000 00.... 7 5 " 2,000 00
1.600 Oil.... 7 6" 3,20000
g.OiNiOQ 7 6" 6.72000
The securities we offer are espec
ially adapted for the investment of
trust funds, as onr personal atten
tion to all details of the loan, from
its date to its maturity, relieves the
investor from all annoyance, except
to present nis coupon to as lor col
lection. For further information
call at the office of
JACZS027 & HURST,
GEO. F. BOTH,
SnpU Loan Department.
lodge Klnaalrd IMratppeared.
News has reached the city of the
mysterious disappearance of Judge
Joseph Kinnaird from Spokane Falls,
Wash. He has not been heard from
since tbe night of Feb. 14, and'issup-
ltosed to have jumped in the river,
as he was depressed on account of
financial difficulties, and it is learned
lie told his friends that he would end
all bv jumping in the river. Judge
Kinnard is well known in Lock Isl
and, as he was for a number of years
associated with F- II. (luvcr in the
practice of law. He left here about
twelve years airo and went to
Spokane, and shortly after was ap
pointed judge of tbe Spokane county
suerior court by Governor Ferry,
when the state legislature passed a
law increasing the number of judges
in that county. .
J ii dire Kinnaird was nocrai to a
fault, and his financial embarrass
ment was undoubtedly dnc to his
generosity. He was only SG years of
age .and was unmarried, and his
nianv Kock Island friends win nope
that the mvsterv surrounding his
disappearance mav be fully cleared
awav, and that tbe worst fears may
not be realized.
K. R. labia.
An interviewer has cornered R. R-
Cable since his trip across the Rock
Island system in the interests of
economv, and the C. R. I. & P.
nresident isauoted as follows: 'Yte
have cut down our forces considera
bly, due to stringent times, but the
cut is not enouch to suit us. We
have reduced our forces on the road
and in the shops, but something
more must lie done to meet me de
crease in earnings. Of course we
want to be fair,' at the same time
conditions are such as to warrant
still further curtailment of ex
penses. The road is in very fair
shape, and we are able to handle all
tbe business that comes our way.
but I am sorry to say that there is
little business. I think rates are
pretty generally maintained, but we
need a greater 'movement of freight
than we are new enjoying to meet
"I have been using Salvation Oil
for a lame back, and think it is the
best remedy I have ever used. C.
E Dnrling, 15 Central avenue, Lynn,
DROVE HIM TO DEATH.
Eil ward M. RilcC"1 Own Fallings Cause
The coroner's jurv on the inquest
over the remains of Edward M.
Iriggs, the Davenport traveling
salesman found dead in his bed at
the St. James hotel yesterday morn
ing, returned a verdict of death from
poison administered by his own hand.
A brother of Briggs committed sui
cide last November.
His Downward Career.
Briggs was not a man of very tem
perate habits, and lacked energy.
but is spoken oi as a good-inten-tioned,
rather pleasant fellow. 'When
he worked it was usually as traveling
salesman. He was about 50 years of
age, and was the father of several
children. Soaie time ago his wife
secured a divorce from him on the
ground of non-support, and he has
been living alone in down town quar
ters ever since.
Besides these nnbnppy family re
lations, financial embarrassment
probably furnished a part of the in
ccntive to self destruction.
A dispatch from Peoria tells about
a former Davenporter, well known
here. It savs:
Last June Prof. B. C. Wood ar
rived here, and instituted the Peoria
Business university. There lias
been great rivalry between this
school and Brown's Business college,
wiucu nas necn established for a
number of years. Mr. Wood came
here from Davenport, Iowa, and is a
member of a number of local organ
izations. He conducted a universi
ty in the Iowa town. '
A great sensation has been created
by the publication of a number of
letters written by him during the
summer of 1892. They were ad
dressed io ministers of the gospel,
and in them he offered to furnish the
degrees M. S., Ph. D. and LL. D. for
$38. In these letters he states that
he is well aware no minister would
ask a certificate unless entitled to
one. In other letters he offered to
furnish single degrees signed by all
the members of his faculty for f 10
each, sending the examination ques
tions in advance, and having the
certificate ready before the answer
was received. He also offered a
commission of 92.50 for each person
wno coma oe induced to invest in a
certificate. Mr. Woods admits the
letters are genuine, but declares he
has now ceased the practice. At the
time he was issuing these certificates
be did not know that he was en
gaged in any irregular practice.
The exposure has eyoked no end of
discussion in educational circles
throughout the city.
Chance for Barley.
Tommy White, who has met all the
leading feather weights except Dix
on, says me unicago Herald, is ready
to meet ienny Hurley on the condi
tions that his backer, W. H. Gibson.
prescribe. They are that Gibson
will give aooo to anv fiVhter in his
. 1 1 . a " .
ciass mat nuriey cannot stop or best
uuu m aw iuuuub. amreaoy, saiu
White, "to take on Hurler on these
conditions, the contest to come off
in Chicago. Gibson does not have to
chase after Griffo or Johnny Griffin
lie can get a came ritrht here at
home. Now, if Gibson means- busi
ness, let him post a forfeit, and the
articles will be signed in a jiffy. In
case this does not suit Gibson. I will
fight Hurley to a finish for a purse or
III n . , mw
DeaMcratte Committee Meeting.
The members of the democratic
city committee, and all others inter
ested, are requested to meet at the
Turner ball, Saturday, evening
Hexrx L. Whiiux, Chairman.
The Cjaarll Adapts the New Maalclaal
Cade The Reeeat Alarm.
The council last evening adopted
the new municipal code, and aside
from the changes noted in the min
utes of last evening's meeting, the
new provisions nave been referred
to from time to time in The Abi s.
The action taken by the committee
of tbe whole at its last meeting, in
reterence to police clothing allowance
was reconsidered, and the allowance
was left as it formerly was, $6.25.
The resolution to license wholesale
liquor dealers, introduced by Aid.
loss at the last meeting, was taken
np again last evening and passed.
ine canine n bject was attacked.
and the license raised fl.
Ihe question that has probably
caused more trouble than any other
in Kock Island was disposed of last
evening, viz: Selling liquor to min
ors. An ordinance was included mak
ing it a misdemeanor fur a minor to
g into a saloon and, representing
hi in self to be of age, receive liqnor.
This in a measure protects saloon
keepers, and will probably put a stop
to minor liquor-drinking.
The Keeent Fire Alarm.
Aid. Evans, of the police commit
tee, brought in a report regarding
the Bonding of the fire alarm at the
li. mill, a week ago last Sunday.
The report exonorates everyone,
and holds that on account of the fire
being so near the waterworks that
the mistake was made. It is pleas
ing to know that the ground for the
accusations laid at the doors of those
connected with the turning in of the
alarm is thought to be excusable, but
it will prove a good lesson to people
in the future to know that the first
thing to do is to notify the fire de
partment when a fire occurs.
Same Fond Testa.
The official food analysis by the
United States and Canadian govern
ments have been studied with inter
est. The Lnited States government
report gives - the names of
18 well-known baking pow
ders, some of them advertised as pure
cream-oi-tariar powders, winch con
The report shows Koval to be a
pure crcam-of-tartar baking powder.
the highest in strength, evolving
1G0.C cubic inches of leavening gas
per single ounce of powder. There
were eight other brands of cream of
tartar powders tested, and their aver
age strength was 111.5 cubic inches
of gas per ounce of powder.
1 be Canadian government investi
gatious were of a still larger number
of powders. The Royal baking pow
der was ncre also shown tbe purest
and highest in strength, containing
129.S2 cubic inches of leavening gas
per ounce of powder. Nine other
cream of tartar powders were tested.
their average strengtn being reported
to be b cu bic inches oi gas per ounce.
Ihese hgnres are very instructive
to the practical housekeeper. They
indicate that the uoval baking pow
der goes more than 33 percent further
n use tnan the others, or is one-third
more economical. Still more iiu
portant than this, however, they
prove this popular article has been
brought to the highest degree of pur
ity for to its superlative purity this
superiority in strength is due and
consequently that by its use we may
oe insured ine purest and most whole
The powders of lower strength are
found to leave large amounts of im
purities in the food. This fact is
emphasized by the report of the Ohio
state food commissioner, who, while
finding the Royal practically pure,
found no other powder to contain
less than 10 per cent of inert or for
A i'lne Mimical Treat.
Miss Electa Gifford, the young
soprano, who has made such a won
derful success since her professional
debut last fall, under the auspices of
Theodore Thomas' orchestra, will be
beard in Davenport Wednesday night,
28th inst. Ihe concert com pan v is
a strong one. Bruno Steindel, the
principal cellist of Theodore Thomas'
orchestra; Miss Mathilde Stumpp, a
pupil of Leschetizky, and Thomas
Milton Alendsen, tenor. The concert
will be given in the Burtis opera
house. J ue ionowiag program Will
Bona'a, on9: First Movement nVettaorea
Mies WMliUdc mamuuanu Bravo Btciadrl.
Duct, "On Vowy Banks Stihert
MiieKiec's Minora ana r. m. Menlern.
Souvenir tie !. Fmol-Ne ...Serrals
nrnno sincaei. -
Ballots f rom Gnarany" Gome
MlM Electa Gilford.
(a) Romana San Florso
(o; uaaw inioiTteuaraen. aaue ...Battle
i nomas Mllina Menmea.
Duet. "Sav Once A rain" TJeohieui
Miss E.ecta GiBord aaIT. X. Mrndrra
) Lied am Seer Schubert Strtndel
(C) raplllon.. roppdt
The Holy City Adam
M in Electa U Horn.
Sonata, o? 18; Last Movement. .......Rnbeaatein
Mia Mathilde Stumpp and Bruno eteindai.
Seats, 50 and 75 cents and f 1.
A Peculiar Cataclrtaawia.
The magnificent new 100,000 Sec
ond Congregational church at Bock'
ford was destroyed by fire the other
day. The edihee was erected by Ed
wards & Walsh, of this city, from
plans furnished by Architect U. M
Schureman, formerly of Rock Isl
and, and was similar in design to the
First M. . church here which like
wise Mr. Schureman drew the plans
for. While three citizens were look
ing at the burning church a scrap Gf
paper leu at their leeu una oi them
picked it np and noticing that it was
a leaf from a hymn book, was sur
prised at finding the following m ail
that was discernable on the burned
mj uoa now wvnaemu xaee an
The Great Event
Spring 1S94 Dress Goods.
Never before so well prepared,
never have wc searched the mark
ets more carefully, never hare we
gone to greater trouble to secure
the choicest, latest, most stylish
goods at so low a cost, never have
we so disregarded profits.
Items in this column on sale
every day until closed.
25c spring dress goods at HJc a
yard until closed.
Onr 60c dress flannels. SG inches
wide will go at 34c a yard.
That job of Gilberts, 42-inch
fancy suitings, all wool, reduced
to 321 c.
All wool 52-ineh dress flannels,
we open at 47Jc a yard.
All wool novelty dress goods,
the 50c kind, at S'c.
A line of elegant 45-inch all wool
serges, worth 97c, sale price 75c a
Silk warp tamise at f 1.35, worth
Black satin berber at fl. worth
Black all wool surah twill at fl.
88 inch black batiste at 45c, 50c,
57c, 67c, 75c and up, bought much
Whip cords at 75c, worth f 1, and
algerines at fl, worth fl.25.
These are only a few samples of
the 100 bargain in our dress goods
During the entire week every
customer purchasing a dress at 50c
a yard or over will be privileged to
Skirt lining at 1c per yard.
1 spool liestCorticclli silk lc.
1 spool best button hole twist lc.
1 spool Coat's best thread lc.
1 best skirt braid lc.
TnT BMtoet aowbriht;
Mew eaaadlal thy maicy aaat
. iaaeaUeaf aarawcUrht.
To make this sale the OMMt
memorable sale of dress good4 Ayer
held in this section, we havv Tatr
ranged the following special drive
for each day in the week:
All of our 25c henrietlas at 11 6.
One pattern only to each customer.
All of onr 6rtc serges, pare wool,
38 inches wide, at Sic a yard. For
Wcenesday only one pattern le
You s.11 know our silk finish Has- '
riettas at 67c a yard, for one day.
Thursday only, 'you get choice ai
every color at S3c a yard. Limit
of one dress to each customer.
All day, to every purchaser ol
dress pattern at 60c a yard or
more, tbe waist and skirt lining
will be presented free.
The special for Saturday will be
announced later in the week.
Late arrivals in infant's and
ladies1 muslin and cambric under
wear will le placed on sale Monday
at reduced prices. In order to
close out this delayed shipment,
we will present a corset cover to
every purchaser of muslin under
wear, when the purchase amounts
to 2 or mere.
MC ABE BROS:
1720. 1722. 1724 and 1726 Second avc.
Folding Beds on the Rack:
THIS WEEK YOU CAN BUY
$20.00 Folding Beds For $16.00.
$23.00 " " " $19.00.
$24.00 " " 44 $20.00.
$28.00 " " $22.00.
And so on as the prices go up. This is an oppor
tunity you should not miss if you want some double
BED LOUNGES-OUR OWN MAKE.
This week we show the largest line ever shown at
one time in this city, and the prices will be as inviting
as a May day. You can't make a mistake by inves
ting in one of them.
SPRING STYLES Coming in daily. Give
us the pleasure of your company for an hour, even
if you do not wish to buy.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT
C. F. DErVEND, Manager. 1809-1411 Second Arenna
Furniture, Carpets and House Furnishings. Onr store elo
at 6:80 except Saturday. Telephone No. 1206.
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 4.?0
.shoes will receive a pair of misses' or chil
dren's high cut shoes free.
BOCK ISLAND, ILL.
CENTRAL STORE, 1818 8oeo4
U3" CII4 WCR3LSAD, CT0.