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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1894.
On Tap every where
Only Union labor employed.
The Rock Island Brewing Company, success
ors to George Wagner's Atlantic Brewery, 1.
Kuber's City Brewery. and Raible & Stengel's
Rock Island Brewery, as well as Julius Junge's
Bottling Works, has one of the most complete
Brewing establishments including Bottling de
partment in the country. The product is the
very best. Beer is bottled at the brewery and
delivered to any part of the tri-cities, and may
be ordered direct from the head ofTices on vio
iine avenue by Telephone.
Call for Rock Island
Brewing Co. Ifeer.
With l'xtra Long Storm Proof Cape
ilciitU'iiien Mackintosh Box Coats.
I.:n!i'' Mackintoshes with plain
l.nl'"s Mackintoshes with silk linetl
I.mlii'x' Mackintoshes with triple
I.rvlii's double-texture Mackintoshes
v.ith plain capos.
I..h!ips tiouble-textnre Mackintoshes
with triple hiik-linnl enpes.
Mines' and Hoys' Mackintoshes.
Men's ami I Sorb' KnMier Clothing of
Headquarters for Kuliher Goods.
Rubber Store, p5Sfc
WILSON HEIGHT & CO.
L'OT I'.rad y street, Davenport.
Your Pictures Framed
Now is the time before the Christmas
rush. Beautiful mouldings just in and
going at the very lowest figures.
Adams Wall Paper Company,
310, 312 and 314 Twentieth street.
Pi'eot Store. Biggest t-ek in the three cities
Will soon be here, and ADA.MS is
prepared to show you a large as
. sortment of : ..
Warm Lined Footwear '
Which is just what you want for
comfort and ease. We also carry
CARRIAGE BOOT for party or
reception use. Very neat, stylish
and warm, as they can be worn
over the shoes.
A Y) A MO For Stvlish and Substantial Footw
jJttllLO Eighteenth and Second Avenue.
The New Court House Style
SIMPLE, SUBSTANTIAL STRUCTURE.
The Fashionable Merchant Tailor
Has the most replete line of new patterns in imported
and domestic suitings in the city.
1707 SECOIO AViMUE.
This Seems to be the Host Favored Deal
To be Built for Practical Par-pour and
on Economical Principle for all Time
Let Work Begin as goon as Possible.
The success of the proposition to
ssue bonds to the amount of f 125,-
000 for the erection of a new court
house having received the endorse
ment of the voters of the countv bv
1,833 majority, the question that
naturally follows, is what style of a
building do we want? 'Already
many of our taxpayers have ex
pressed themselves, and from the
best The A kg us can clean through
conversation with representative cit-
zens, not only ot me city ol nock
.stand, but from the county, the pre
ponderance of sentiment favors a sub
stantial design with considerations
of permanency and sound economy.
rather than a lavish display of orna
mentation. As a matter ot fact the
prevailing idea is inclined toward a
stately building, not of course elim
inating those features which contrib.
ute to an imposing stvle of architec
ture, but with a most earnest consid
eration of the county's actual needs
ana requirements, and built as far
as possible with the purpose of per
nianency paramount. A solia lire
proof buililinr would meet with the
approval of the average taxpayer
perfectly, and what may be saved in
uperliuous and tnliinj' exterior
ornamentation may be put into the
soundness of the general construe,
l lie people are now interested in
seeing the building commence as
soon as possible. . They hope that
the board of supervisors will show
itself the same progressive body that
it did in submitting the proposition
to the people to build, and as the
representative body of progressive
people, pnsh the wrk forward with
as much speed as possible, to the
end that the preliminaries and plans
may be disposed or this winter, and
active operations entered upon early
in tne spring.
Warren County' Court House.
S. S. Haliam, of M nmouth, who
was is in the city last evening, in
conversation on the new Warren
county court house, which is now
about completed, btalet! that it was
built by the eounly board without
submitting the question to the peo.
pic, a sinking fund having been
created and a certain appropriation
set aside each vear and applied on the
building. It has been surrestcd here
that a judicious plan for the Rock
Island county board would be to es
tablish a sinking fund and the money
annually deposited in it would be
made to derive interest on the bonds
beside paying up the bond principal
As to Mollne.
The Moline Republican-Jourual
makes this graceful acknowledg
ment on the court house situation:
The Moline majority of 709, the
result of the Republican-Journal's
unhesitating stand for Moline s in
forests, is nothing to be ashamed of,
any more than Rock Island's hand
some vote in her interests. Had the
Republican-Journal won, it felt that
the court house that eas stood for (i0
years could have stood a year or so
longer, until there could have been
some reasonable understanding re
garding a more suitable site. 15 u
the pleasure of the majority of the
voters is our pleasure, and though
the proposition did not receive such
a tremendous majority in the coun
I v. we think that Rock Island has
fairly won her battle. Ihe court
house will now remain where it has
been. It will never be moved while
any now living arc still on earth, and
the fond dreams of Moliners and
Kast Rock Islanders will never be real
ized. We congratulate Roc-k Island
on her creditable vote, presenting
united front before a divided and
timorous opposition, and thu
snatching victory Iroru what ap
peared to he ccrtaia defeat. At the
same time the Republican-Journal
w Inch is a Moline paper, wishes l
understood that it has nothing to
apologize for in this matter.
Comluc, Coming, Coming.
The monster whale which has been
showing to great crowds all up the
Mississippi river 'this summer, will
be in Davenport today or tomorrow
and exhibit (or a few daj'8 only
The whale is ti.5 feet long, weighing
7. tons, and 25 people can stand in
its mouth at one time. Those desir
ing to Bee a genuine whale in this
city should go at ence as soon as i
arrives, and to anyone not linding
genuine Cnpt. Anderson will forfeit
f 1. 000 in cash.
It will be on exhibition at Daven
port levee day and evening, includ
mg Miniav, when there will be spe
cial lectures. The admission will be
15 cents; children, 10 cents.
About a dozen hoboes were shel
tered from last night's wintry blasts
at police headquarters.
A horse blanket ana robe were
stolen from a rig belonging to Robert
Wagnor about G o'clock last evening,
while it was tied in front of a I wen
ty-third street residence.
Prearated With a Farting Memento by
the Cooaty Bar This Morning.
After concluding the disposition of
so much of the calendar of the Rock
Island connty circuit court as had
come under his attention this morn
ing. Judge Smith was presented with
handsome gold-headed cane by the
members of the Rock Island connty
bar, as a parting memento, he having
resigned from the circuit judgeship
on account of ill-health, after serving
for 27 years. At 11:30. after all
the attorneys had assembled. Judge
Smith was requested to visit the
judge's stand. E. D. Sweeney made
the presentation speech, and in be
half of the bar elated that it was
with regret the judge's determina
tion to resign was heard. He had
as a judge, won the respect
and confidence of the attor
neys, and Rock Island's interests had
always received judicious and fair
consideration. His long service hail
endeared him to all, was parted
with him only with sincere affection
and regret. Mr. Sweeney said that
while the present was but a small
matter, it would serve as a remem
brance of the county bar members,
who would when the new court
house was erected, place a portrait
of the retiring judge within the
structure to keep his memory for
ever fresh in the minds of all. In
conclusion, Mr. Sweeney said Judge
Smith left Rock Island with the love
and affection and well wishes of all
Judge Smith's Acknowledgment.
In responding. Judge Smith said
that the words just spoken had come
near his heart. He bad one thing to
be proud of knowing that he had
merited the conlidenee and good
will of his associates. The ten
der words of praise he had re
ceived affected him so that he could
not use language to express his
thanks. He wonld keep and cberi
JUDGE SMITH CANED.
HOT FOE G0VEEHMENT 002TTB0L.
the token for all time to come as a
memorial of kindness: he would also
remember with the deepest affection
the members of the Rock Island
The cane is of ebony, having
beautifully designed gold head.
which on one side bears the inscrijv-
tion, "rresented by the Kock island
County liar, Xov. 10, 19-1." On the
extreme end is the judge's name, "A
A committee composed of C. J.
Searle. W. J. Rntrikin and Adair
Pleasants was appointed to draft a
memorial on the retirement of Judre
Smith from the bench, and report at
the January term.
A motion for a new trial in the
Bortner divorce case this morning
was refused by Judge Glenn
Judge (ilenn will wind up the bus
mess of the September term this af
ternoon, and adjourn sine die
A Child Knjors
the pleasant flavor, gentle action and
soothing effects of Syrup of Figs,
when in need of a laxative, and if the
father or mother be costive or bil
ious, the most gratifying results fol
low its use; so that it is the best
family remedy known, and every
family should have a bottle on hand.
The Facts a They Are .
l he akgi'S is anxious that we
snouiQ ne "broad and lofty" in our
attitude toward Rock Island, but
when has The Ak;i s been "broad
and lofty" in its attitude toward Mo.
line? Was it "broad and lofty'
when it helped the "clannish" Rock
Islander's to drive the Hennepin
canal four miles away from these two
cities in order to prevent its passing
fUoliner Has this a glorious, loftv
and grand thing for the "broad
Auous to do? Moline Republican
The Republican-Journal is exceed
ingiy noyisn at times. J he asser
tion that Rock Island drove the
canal to the other side of Rock
river is absurd. The facts are that
it was driven there through the
greed of an extensive property holder
on Kock river, who happened to hold
me Key to me situation, and who tic
manded such exorbitant fees fo
right ol way that the government
was forced to change its route. Rock
Island protested most vigorously
against tne change of route, and the
hies of The A kg i s will show that
neither the city of Rock Island nor th
paper abandoned the great projec
ihe moment its material benefits to
the community were diminished
hue deprecating the most disas
t rous change and doing all in ou
power to restore the original line, w
nevertheless sustained the undertak
mg on general principles, and do
Iut what has been Moline atti
tude? That city merely dropped the
canal the tuoancnt it" changed its
course so that it would not benefit
that city more than Milan and
has not taken it np since.
Adjudged Insane. '
Sheriff Gordon left last evening for
Jacksonville, with Mrs. Eliza McCon
ochie, wife of James McCouochic
i!7:l Seventh avenue, she bavin
been adjudged insane and ordered
committed to the asylum by a cjm
mission composed of Drs. C. G
Craig and t,. M. Sala. This is the
unfortunate woman's second attack
oi menial ucrangenient. She was
sent to Jacksonville something over
two years ago. but after remaining
there 14 months was discharged
... . .
curca. tor soma time, of late, a re
vival of her old a m iction was appar
ent, and during the past week she
had become dangerous, making hos
tile threats to her husband, and evi
dencing other insane purposes. She
was accordingly tried in the connty
court, ana ordered returned to Jack
Prettiest Ulrl la Towa
has been using Parks' Tea and she
says: "My complexion is very much
improved. That muddy look is all
gone. I take a cup o'f Parks' Tea
three nights a week and I feel just
elegant." Sold by Harts & Ulle-uieyer.
he Interstate Commission':
Report to the Senate.
The Relations of Uoverameats to tbe Itall-
This Coantry are the Lowest la the
World IiOral GUanlngs.
A report prepared for the United
Slates senate by the interstate com.
merce commission has been printed
for circulation. It deals exclusively
with the question of government
ownership of roads, and is perhaps
the most complete statement cf tbe
extent to which such ownership ob
tains that has been made. The re
port is divided into four parts. It
first takes up the relations of govern
ments to tbe railroads of the world.
In the second division a tabulated
statement is given of the data col.
lected on the subject. The third
makes a comparison of freight and
passenger rates on government-
owned railroads and roads within the
United States. Views of different
writers on the subject form the
fourth and closing division of the
report. From the facts set forth in
the first division, it appears that
there are only two governments who
own and operate all the railroads
within their jurisdictions. These
represent I-gypt and Nicaragua.
fcighteen conntries own and operate
some of the railways. Coming down
to the compaiison of freight and pas.
senger rates, information is fur
nished which does not go to sustain
the arguments of the populists and
advocates of the government owner.
ship ot railroads, lreight rates in
the United States are in general
terms only five-eighths of those
charged on the continent of Europe
and a little less than one-half of
those which prevail in Great Rritain
I ran-portation charges in Russia are
40 pir cent higher than in America.
and operating expenses there are 75
per ernt of the gross receipts
Freight charges on the Australasian
roads are considerably greater than
n this country. Summing np the
whole matier, freight rates in this
country are the lowest in the world
Brakeman Wrenn, of the C, B. &
(J., is back at his post again, after a
month t lay oil.
Traveling Passenger Agent M. S
Giles, of the Lake Shore, was in Rock
Island this week.
J he 12. Pan Moriarity s engine.
of the C, U. I. & P., went into the
W. G. Beslor, division superintend
cut of the C. B. & U., was a Rock
Island visitor F'riday.
George Whipple's engine, the 9::
on the Kock island, is receiving re-
pairs in the Chicago shops.
Fireman Dan Volmcr, of the Rock
Island, is back at work again, after
being laid up a week with sickness
j. j. inorn, superintendent o
bridges and buildings for this divi
sion of the "12," was in the city Fri
The 934, of the C. R. I. & P.
out of the Chicago repair shops, and
Engineer John Dickerman is again at
engineer Harry Zimmerman, o
the "J , is taking a week s vaca
tion, and Engineer Ed Dcmpsey
mastering the ti4.
lreight Conductor Mevers. of the
C, M. & St. P., has returned to
work. He had liecn laving off on ac
count of the sickness of his wife.
The C, B. & (.J. has finished lower
ing its main and passing tracks to
grade in Moline. The side and pri
vate tracks have yet to be lowered.
Conductor F. B. Crawford is rapid
Iy recovering from his attack of tv
pboid fever. He is expected back to
his post in the C, B. & (j. in a few
Conductor Bob Fra.cr and Travel
ing Engineer A. E. James, of Beards
town, who constitute the board !
examiners for this division of the C
B. & have been in the city all
week examining the train and engine
Vice President S B. Harris and
General Superintendent Besler. of
the C. B. & Q., arrived in Rock lsl
and Wednesday night in a special car
from Chicago. Jbev remained i
the city over night and left Thursday
morning for t. Lotus. .
All Weights, Colors, and Grades.
Everybody can be suited in our under
wear department. We carry the best
makes in foreign and domestic goods, and
prices never were so low. Your money
back if you can do better. Yiai are sure to .
save money by trading at
. . 8airL!0. ....
Miss Mary O'Brien, of Cleveland
Ohio, who has been visiting with her
ister, Mrs. James Bahen.on Twenty
second street, the past three weeks,
left for her home last night. Durin
her short stay here she made man
friends, a number of whom mad
her the victim of a very pleasant
surprise vteunesuav nignt-
A pleasant surprise party was giv
en in honor of Miss Blanche Soudcr,
at her home on Fifteenth street last
evening, a large number of her
friends being present. Music and
games made up the program of the
evening, after which a delightful sup
per was served.
There is Itsacw la Delay."
Since 18C1 I have been a great suf
fered from catarrh. I tried Ely
Cream Balm and to all appearances
am cured. Jerribie headaches from
which I had long suffered are gone
W. J. Hitchcock, late major U. S
Vol. and A. A. Gen.. Buffalo, N. Y
Ely's Cream Balm baa completely
cured me of catarrh when everything
else failed. Alaoy acquaintances
have used it with excellent results.
Alfred W. Stevens. Caldwell, Ohio.
Price of Cream Balm is tt'J cents.
A beautiful selection, comprising all colors,
in the best of fabrics.
Korrect In Make.
Simon & Mosenfeider,
One Price Clothiers
Rock Island House Corner
Patent Leathers ffills
"Needle Toes" j hand turn
S3 Shoes-big variety.
162? Second Ave., Under Rock Island House.
j Of Course
It is Nonsense
For a prson to spend any inony, it matters
not how small theamount, for poor Clothing
When you buy poor clothing you pay a big
price, because you not only get something
that doesn't wear well, but something that
does not looV respectable When ever you
can get Honest Clothing for a low price it
pays to make the investment. We claim to
be selling a finer wearing, nicer looking suit
for the money than anywhere in the city.
If that is so, you
3 Ought to Buy Here.
Sommers & LaVelle
1804 Second Avenue.