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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11. 1894.
111 k RlGCOiUDS
l-rom npw on we will be open every evening until
Christmas. Watch locals for special induce
ments each evening for special prices.
The trading public have
our lrrss Goods Department
l.itcf.. novelties are to be seen
Tlif Imi Kitglish Cashmeres wo
sell this week, all colors, nt 22Jc.
in. inch Henriettas, always hare
heen cheap at 5 Mi a yard, this week
4G-inch Serges, imported, always
have been cheap at 86c, our price
this week, 65c.
100 Dress patterns, novelty suit
ings, eight yards $1.96. Take your
:: 1-inch Black Faille worth $1.25,
Jl-inch Satin Duchess, extra
heavy, worth 1.2ft. at !c.
Miri:i Silk in all light shades,
siiitAl.Ii for fancy work, at 42.1e.
Tin' finest line of plain China
ilk.- in the city 21-inch, nile,
i-arlit. light I1 in, pink, canary,
cl.l gold -for this sale, 4s,..
Desirable Holiday Presents.
your selections now while our s'ock is com
i-lcte. We have the most complete stock of Toys, etc.,
ever shown in Rock Island. Now is your time, and this
is the place for all economical holidav shinnincr.
A:! Silk Baby Kibbon. lc.
li Spools Embroidery Silk for 5c.
N'. 1. all Silk Black Satin Bib-
(b-rniantown Zephyr Yarn, Uc a
l.n( yards Novelty Dress Goods,
.".iwnch wide, for this sale, 29c a
.Vhi Fancy Gold Decorated Cups
mi'l Saucer!, for this sale, 25c.
Wi.rth up to 75c.
Fr ladies. All Wool Cordivan
J:n sets. 72c.
Inr men. loo Fancy Tcck Scarfs,
our terms arc spot cash.
A Columbian Half Dollar free
ft ;rh vcry Cloak over f.'i.
T"!n and Jerry Sets, 12 mugs and
iii'w;.. gold bowl. $3.25 a set.
Vnr i uildrcii. Fancy I'ictu re Hook,
lii- ami tip.
r children, a 2-wheeled Cart,
painted, only 6c.
Furniture Given Away.
A lire line of elegant furniture given away when you have
t railed $15 to ''. It is not necessary to trade it all at one time.
Trade nt your convenience, and all purchases will count toward
Sole Agency for Imperial Pinned Paper Patterns.
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.
Biggest Store. Biggest stock in the three cities.
Only a Short
Time Till Christmas
napend At I
SKkltltal ' I
been fully convinced that
is up to date. Only the
on our counters.
2-inch China Silks go in this sale
2Mnch Surah Silk, double
twillod, the C5e -.nalitv, at 33c, S3c
50 dozen half-bleached Napkins,
would be cheap at f 1.45, go this
week at 9Hc.
60-inch Satin Damask Table Lin
en. to boom this department, worth
75c, at 42.1c.
60-inch Bleached Table Linen
with red border. guaranteed fast
color, worth 5c, at 52 J c.
10 dosen Chenille 6-4 Table Cov
ers, worth tl.12, at 9sc.
" Down Pillows, French Sateen
covered, with a -lA-inch rnftlc. worth
1.3, go in this sale at 9Ke, use, 9Sc.
100 plain Down Pillows, worth
CSc, go at 4!lc.
j r i 0.
Christmas Tree Candles. X fnr 1
For bovs, Skates, 39e a pair and
tor girls, Skatcs,85c a pair and up.
For bovs. Velociiedes, $1.20 and
We show the most beautiful
Banquet lamp with 28-inch shade,
at only f 2.69. Must be seen to be
For bovs, Coasters from 25c up to
For girls. Sleds from 39c up to
Dolls for lc, Dolls for 2c. Dolls
for 5e. Dolls tip to sa.
Hosiery. Ladies' Wenched Hose,
3c u pair.
See our stock of Alluminum
Ware we are the cheapest.
We show the most Complete Line
We add New Wonders to our Dry
Woods Department daily.
VALUE OF RIGHTS.
Franchises Which the City
Should Have Pay For.
THE JTEW TELEPHONE COMPANY.
V iooa Time to Rccla to Impose Such a
KmulraKHt am Corporation Stkl
Extensive 1'iivil.ces at the Hand, of the
City What Other I'laces are lining.
Springlicld has a new telephone
company and bv the terms of its
franchise it pars the citv 3 per cent
of the gross receipts. It -also gives a
i-onu 01 f H,UiH to have the plant in
oeration within a vear, and will
furnish telephones to the city offices
free. Tlicj' are ,,t to charge suli
seriliers more than t-- per month for
rent of telephone and use of service.
That's the kind of a comnnnv to
have. What lias liecome of the new
telephone corjKiration in tjiiiiicy.
Hock Island has now nnder consid
ation a petition to grant new tele
phone franchises, and when it is seen
what revenue other cities are deriv
ing for privileges of this sort the
question comes, why should not
we do likewise: why should not Rock
Island place a value on the extern-ion
of rights of this kind? To be sure.
Rock Island has never made it a
practice to tax corporations for fran
chises such as looked to the common
good, yet there is a time to begin
everything and the city can as well
alter its plans now without discrimi
nation as any time.
J he value of a thing is very fre
quently reckoned by the price that is
piaceil upon it, ami the institution
that receives a valuable franchise
gratuitously is just as apt to regard
it as of small value as to appreciate
tue extreme consideration extended
by a municipality. It cannot lie said
that Rock Island has made any mis
take in granting without stipulation
the franchises it has. All have bet n
instruments of public improvement
and convenience. The street rail
ways, the telephones, the electric
lights, all have contributed in their
way toward the modern upbuilding
of the city, and perhaps in service
have given ample returns for the mu
nicipal rights acquired. Certainly
the street car company's proportion
of paring taxation has been more
than the assessment that could be
imposed for the franchise it enjoys.
let in other cities thev tax street
car, telephone and electric light com
panies for rights extended, and The
Aii!t s, far from bewailing the past
for it favored the giving of many of
me irancniscs as exiennei!, ana so
did many of our citizens, who real
ized that thecilvs interests would
be advanced by so doing is now
merely suggesting a course for the
So Necessity of I myosins l'.unlens.
It is not necessary to impose ht:r-
uens on corporations socking such
license as it is in the hands of the
municipality to give. All that the
city need do is to look out for itself,
and provide that a value be placed on
the franchise, to be paid for either in
such accommodatious to the city as
may amount to a consideration, or
otherwise. This was the intent, it is
believed, of the aldermanic action in
the council the other eveninjr. in
seeking to ascertain what the com
pany would do for the city in return
for anv grants that might be made
i. C. Ilon-en. Death.
After a short illness with typhoid
pneumonia, G. C Bowen succumbed
yesterday to the effects of the dread
disease, at his home, 907 Second ave
nue. He was born in Newport,
Rhode Island, came to Rock Island
some ioriy years ago, and was u
vears of age. Mr. Bowen served as
commissary sergeant in Company G
teventv-nrst regiment, Illinois in
fantry, lie is survived by his wife
aud eight children: Rev. F. L.j
Amos, Gilbert. Alfred, Mrs. Alfred
Tanner, Mrs. Frank Grony, Misses
orace ana Anna.
The funeral will occur from the
Christian church at 2 o'clock tomor
row afternoon, Buford post, 213, G
A. R., attending.
Kendall Conilug AcRtn.
F.zra Kendall, a comedian who has
made himself popular here by the ex
cellence of his performances, comes
to Harpers theatre next Monday
nignt, presenting his delightful con
edy drama, "The Substitute." Mr,
Kendall needs no introduction to lo-
cal theatre goers; his play also is
known to be one of decided merit.
and it is fair to presume that an au
dience of good proportions will wel
come nis appearance. His company
is said 10 be a thoroughly good one
and includes among others that
bright and clever little comedienne.
Jennie Dunn, who will sing several
A High Kicker. .
bile Rock Island has been
afflicted with "Jack, the Hugger,'
and the female nonnlfition much niri.
tated by the effrontery of that indi
vidual, Dubuque is having an exper
ience with a freak of the opposite
sex. tone is known as "Jane, the
Kicker," and her mania is to kick off
the hats of yourrg women whom she
meets on the streets in the evening.
The young men have commenced
wearing crush hats, but so far the
Kicker" has plied her art exclusively
among her own sex.
Why do Yon Cough T
Do you know that Parks' Cough
Syrup will cure it? We guarantee
every bottle, mere are many couh
syrups, but we believe Parks is the
best and most reliable. Sold by
COULD NOT HOLD HIM.
Chief Sexton Release. Cro.br, the Supported
I. Crosby, the man detained at the
police station yesterday afternoon on
suspicion of having frightened Miss
Edith Fitzpatrick while on her
way to church Sunday evening,
was released bv Chief Sexton, who.
feeling that while Crosby was identi
fied as the man who had frightened
the ladies, thero was not evidence
sutlicicnt to hold him. The facts as
conveyed to The Akgis yesterday
ere that .Misses J-.ililh and (iracu
Fitzpatrick had rushed excitedly
into a house on Seventh avenue Sun
day evening with the statement that
they had been pursued by a man
whom they had seen watching them
at the service in the morninir. and
that thev were afraid he was about to
attack them, when thev tied. While
Miss Grace identified Crosby at the
statiou as the man w ho had pursued
her the previous night, she did uot
say that he had laid hands on her.
and this latter statement is corrobo
rated by a note to The Aisr.rs from
Miss Edith Fitzpatrick, who states
that the man they encountered Sun
day night acted in a suspicious man
ner and watched them very closely
and so frightened the ladies, but he
did not accost them, nor attempt to
touch them. iter sister did not
scream, but merely caught her arm
He Like, the Women.
Although Crosby has past the GO-
vear mark on life's road, he still pos
sesses a warm affection for the gen
tler se. which weakness he admits.
He has been around here about two
weeks. His home is at Albia. Iowa,
where he claims be conducts an es
tablishment for the manufacture of
artificial limbs, his mission in Rock
Island being in the interest of said
business. Hut soruelhiug besides his
professed vocation seemed to have a
greater weight over him. as was evi
denced by his cinversations with
Chief Sexton and other officer
at different times. His wife having
lied eight years ago and being with
out anyone to care for him, he would
enqnire as to the whereabouts of a
woman desirous of engaging with
him in a matrimonial venture. This
aroused Chief Sexton's suspicions,
and he has been keeping an eve on
Crosby's maneuvers ever since.
thinking him the probable individual
who was causing such a turmoil
among the females who had occasion
to be out after dark. Chief Sexton's
view, too, had been shared by Tiir.
A kg vs. and others, who had learned
of the previous reports of "Jack the
Hugger," who were anxious if possi
ble to terrct out who the guilty
Crosby left his ltoarding house
early this morning, and the fact that
he has not been seen since, bads to
the belief that he has made himself
I'o'.ice I'j lulu.
Someone entered the yard of M.
Levy, on Eighteenth street, during
last night, and stole a lot of clothes,
also taking the line on which they
John Storm, of Davenport, ar
rested on complaint of Jacob Pfaff
for disturbing the peace, was yester
day afternoon lined $5 and costs by
Charles Haines plead guilty in the
county court yesterday to larceny.
aud was lined f 10 and costs, and
given one day in jail. Haines stole
a bar of soap sometime ago at the
p dice station, which he was leaving
after having been furnished a night's
DIDN'T COME OFF.
The Cauloe Itattle Rooked for lj.t
Local snorts had been looking for
ward with much interest toward a
bull dog contest, which was to have
been originally fought in this city.
The police got onto the approaching
occasion, and it was concluded not to
have the battle here. Haven jmrt's
fair grounds were decided upon as
the place, and la.-t night the time
when the two pugilitic canines,
owned by uptown sports, were
to satisfy the lovers of this
bloody sport. It was all to
be done on the quiet. Those
lucky enough to secure admission to
witness the tight were notilied to
meet at an appointed place, where
carriages were in waiting to convey
the dumb gladiators, their owners
and friends, to the scene of the fray.
All ready, they started, but when the
Davenport fair grounds were
reached, the sports' expectations
were shattered, as ollicers were
there before they arrived, to prevent
Hopes Again Shattered.
Having made all their arrange
ments, the sports were to have their
fun, no matter where. So they pro
ceeded to Moline, but. alas! here,
too, was a squad of authorities who
told them that such a game wouldn't
work np there. Disgusted at their
treatment, and surprised at the w ide
spread knowledge of the 'quiet"
battle, they drove back to the place
they started from, in this city, aud
Light rain or snow today; clearing
in late afternoon or tonight; fair and
colder Wednesday: Today's temper
ature, 32. F. J." Walz. Obrervcr.
S. B. Basford, of Carthage, S. I).,
was taken sick in Sionr i 'itr It.
procured two bottles of Parks' Sure
r . 1 , ... .
vmc mr me i.iyer ana nidneys. tie
says: "I believe Parks' Sure Cure
excels all other medicines for rbeu.
matism and urinary disorders." Sold
by Uartz & UUemeyer.
MORE CHANGES COMING.
Retirement aad MmmaraU la tho'-Q "
There is talk of coming changes on
other roads, since the laie important
ono on the Hock Island. The latest
rumor in circulation, and one which
is supposed to be on good founda
tion, is to the effect that on January
!, 1895, thero will be a number of
important changes in the head offi
cials of the C. , 15. & Ij. sv.steui.
The UartlnetoD ban gee.
The report is to the effect that C.
E. Perkins will retire from the presi
dency ami will in? succeeded bv
George W. Harris, the present secoud
vice president general manager. W.
F. Merrill, who is iiow general mana
ger of the C. 1$. Ac ij. proMr. includ
ing the lint's in Illinois and Iowa, is
named as Mr. Harris' successor,
while Howard KIKot. the general
freight agent of tin Missouri I i lies,
w ill succeed Mr. Merrill as general
manager. The rumor d--s not name
Mr. Elliot's successor, nor stale the
other changes, which, of necessity,
will Ie made if the promotions above
referred to are made, although it it
not improbable that W. C. Brown,
formerly superintendent of the Hock
Island & St. Louis division, nod now
in charge of the Missouri river lines,
may be sent np considerably higher.
r ir.t Meeting of the Keaana to lie Held at
The Rnck Island County Farmers
institute will hold its lirst meeting
this season at Carbon Cliff, and will
continue fur two days. Thursday and
Friday. Dec. i'o and 21. Everv one
who can come is invited, and is as
sured that the hospitality of Carbon
Cliff will lie fully equal to any de
mands put upon" it. The institute
exercises will he interspersed with
miiMC. and all the sessions will lx
enjoyable and proiituMe.
Traver by Rev. J. (i. Alford Thurs
day afternoon will open the institute
proceedings; an address of wel
come, by W. R. Carey, and
President Osborn's annual ad
dress will follow. R. Letsch will
discuss "Milk and Butter:" W. S. Mc
Cullough, Ban Culture;" Thomas
Campbell. "Court House Bonds."
hat Constitutes a Happy Home,"
ny Key. j. . Aitord, will close Thurs
day s exercises. i-rid ay morning
will lie devoted to committee reports
and electron of clliccrs. William
L'jlsch w ill open the afternoon exer
cises with a paper. "Can Our Finan
cial ystem in- Changed to Benefit
the Masses?" "Mat Production fnr
Prolit." by Fred Shorn, will follow.
Miss Stella Corbin will deliver a n-c-
iiu.ikii. inn a pni T. "Ho we
Live up to Our Social Privileges?"
1 , . ... . 0
o r. 1.. i.amicrt will conclude the
Catarrh is a constitutional disease
Hood's Sarsaparilla is a constitution
al remedy. It cures catarrh. Give
1- a trial.
Firings comfort ar.d improvement r.nJ
tends to personal enjoyment when
rightly used. The m.iny.'who live bet
ter than others and enjoy life more, with
less expenditure, by more promptly
adapting the world' lest tirolucla to
the needs of physical being, will ttet
the Value t- hf altli of the pure lipoid
laxative principles embraced in the
remedy, Svrup of Fijis.
Its excellence is due to its presenting
in the form most acceptable and pleas
ant to the taste, the ref n-sliing and truly
beneficial projiertics of a j.-rS't-t lax
ative : effectually cleansing the system,
di.-pel!iti coM, headaches and fevers
ana permanently curi-.g roiisti'intion.
It has given satisfaction t millions and
met with the approval of the medical
profession, because it acts on the Kid
neys, Liver and Bowels without w-ak-enmg
them and it is perfectly free from
very objectionable substance.
Syrup of Figs is for sale by all drng
its in 5H and $1 1 mi ties, but it is man
ufactured by the California Fig Syrup
Co. only, w luxe name is printed on every
packare, also the name, Syrup of Fips,
and bcine well informed, you will uot
accept any substitute if otlered.
His Prices on
1717 Second A v.
Cloaks, Jackets and Coats.
Having a largo consignment of
Coats, Jackets and Cloaks placed in
our bauds to be disposed of, we
have decided that until Saturday
night, Dec. 15, with every Ladies1
I'-oat or Jacket sold at f.i -r over
for cash, we will give a pair of ottr
best dollar Kid Glove, or a nice
warm Bed Comfort yon can have
your choice. These Jackets are
newest, latest and best shape of
the season; also a lew niofeof those
new. nobby. Oxford Jackets at fi-V
Another shipment of those new
Itnisselene and Madras Bugs.
l.0. size 223;. go at !. all col
ors, bright and durable.
1W Rugs, size 27x54. while they
last. 31c. 34c, S4c.
Great big Rugs, 3C72. at only
42c. Don't make the mistake of
waiting too long.
Dress Goods Department.
Fifteen pieces all wool Melrose
Suitings, value &e. all week at !:
if they last, 2c. 2c. Come early
Hooks Now on Sal
1. (i! i0 vol times ie mo. fiction. IWtrv. Hi story. Prose. !.. go.nl
c'oth binding. 9c. Children's high ro..red A It C an 1 picture book, le
an.! np. Juvenile and story Ihm.Is at one-.uarter the regular irie.
l arge Picnic Days .V. Animal l.ok 4c, Jack and Beanstalk if. For
ward March and Children's Days & Stories from tin l'anv O. Utile
Men and Women Stories, 4e.
1720. 1722. 1724. 1726 and 1723 Second ave.
December Clearing Sale of Shoes
Too many Shoes for the time of year, and in orlcr to reduce
the stock quickly, we intend to inaugurate a Shoe
Sale that will wake you up.
Note some of the prices quoted. Uarains are ton numerous
to mention all, but here arc a few samples:
50c. 5 to l. were 75c.
7:: 8 to 10 . were f 1.
tl Misses lfcingola. patent tip,
solid. 11 to 13, were D1.35.
(1.10. same shoe as above, but
l: J to 2, were fl.5'J.
99c a pair for 1.S5 shoes.
Lace or Congies.
1.15 for fl.50 irain shoes.
Lace or Congress.
162J Second Ave.. Under Rode Island House.
We Are Giving
Bigger values for your bard--arnri dollars than can
begot elsewhere. SOMMKltS 4k LaVLLLK is the
household word for
At cheap prices. Times are hard, that's true, never
theless, we arc selling goods. And why? Because
we study your interest.
Analytic and Manufacturing
corner Fifth avenue and TwenL . .
1804 Second Avenue.
A great purchase of Sailor ami
Walking Hats, also the Manhatiset
you know them 25c while they
last, 25c, Sot-, -5c.
A great craze in Chicago and the
East, nice full bunches, worth Vc.
We shall fcell thctu at "c; none at
w holesale. We reserve the right to
restrict the -uaniity.
I lousf-kropiniy Linens
u iioiinjkv i-i i-m r.
Table Set.. .r Napkiaand Cloth
single, beautiful Towels. eecially
desirable f.ir re-ut.
A big leader. 21 picee. BW. IknJ
and Bmw n Damask Table Linen for
.W-x r ard. &.ir. Other lines at
44e and 32. which ynu cannot
match elsew here.
One gross (141) Monkeys climb,
ing up a string 15c each while thev
All those who were entitled to
lamps during our anniversary sale
will please call and present their
white tickets in our crockery de-
I partment aad gel your lamp.
tl. tl.25. tl.5). 11.75, all
styles and lots of bargains.
f2 takes the choice of auy
t;..rx or 42.75 shoe in our bouse,
while this bale lasts.
t2.50 takes the choice of any
2orS.25 Welt or Land trim
med .hoe, while this sale lasts.
HO j do letter.
Strictly all wool
for. The 10 and 12
ried oa. It won't take
)ire surprised bow cheap-
a nice atyiisu suit-