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THE AKGUS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1894.
Dress Makers and Seamstresses
Attend Madame Kellogg's school of Dress
No re-fitting. No re-basting. No . paste-board
chart or model, but a
Genuine Tailor System,
Such as our Merchant Tailors use. Thorough
Instructious given in the art of
Boning, Finishing, and
Lessons not limited. School open day
Ryan Block, Second Flcor, Davenport
Glove and Fur Store-1
Your choice of any pair of Kid Gloves or Mittens
in the store FREE with any Fur Cape or Set of
Furs purchased from now until Xmas.
Gloves and Furs repaired. All the latest styles
in Gloves, Sealskins, Beaver, Otter, etc. Muffs of
GLOVE AND FUR STORE,
160, Second avenue.
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 3i4Twentieth street
Biggest 8 tor. Biggest stock In the three eitiee.
AT RIGHT PRICES.
Rock Island, III.
and Second Avtnuc
Terrorize Passengers on
USE LYSAMITE AID BLTOLVEBS.
Follows om mm Oat Goto Trila by Aa
thorlttea of Wt Liberty With torn Cob
teata of m Looted Safe-Hearty Derail tae
Trala Wlta DynaaUta, aaa. Fir Foar
Shot at Conductor Poaaaae.
rassengers on tne umaha express
arriving here at 7.55 had an exciting
experience near West Liberty early
this moraine. Conductor Thomas
Don ah ne barely escaped with his life,
being shot at fonr times by two bur
glars, who looted a safe at West Lib
erty some time during last msrht.
while interfering with the bandits in
stopping the train in order to elnde
capture by West Liberty authorities
whom they also succeeded in over.
powering, and escaping with their
Robbed a West Liberty Safe.
After blowing up a safe at West
.ibertv, the bandits boarded a train
for Iowa City, where they purchased
transportation to Davenport, taking
tne Umaha express for that place. In
t rie meantime, tne est Liberty po-
ice nad discovered tne robbery
Boarding the train at that place, the
authorities were informed by Con
ductor Donahue that two suspicious
ndividuals had tickets for Daven
port. The fellows were approached
and an attempt at searching them
made, but which they strenuously re
sisted, whereupon they both cov
ered the police with revolvers, and
started to back out of the coach, throw-
ng a bundle, containing their tools
and money ont of the window. llav-
ng the police under their control an
attempt was made to bring the
train, which had reached a point about
eight miles east of nest Liberty, to
a standstill so as to escape. Conduc
tor Donahue stationed himself on the
outside of the opposite end of the
coach and got hold of tbe bell cord te
prevent the bandits from giving the
engineer a stop signal. rour shots
were fired at him, but fortunately
without effect. In the excitement
among the passengers which ensued
some one jolted Conductor Donahue1
arm and succeeded in giving
the necessary signal. When
the train had slowed up sufficiently
the desperadoes jumped from
the platform and threw a dynamite
bomb under the coach, its explosion
causing a deafening report, and
nearly derailing the train. Pas sen
gers were given a severe shaking up
the policemen were dnmbfoundod, and
general excitement prevailed, tor-
tunatelv, however, no one was hurt.
several broken windows in the coach
covering the damages. The officers
started in hot pursuit of the bandits,
who fled to the woods, but not until
the latter had an opportunity
through the effects of the bomb ex
plosion, to gain considerable head
The Brave Doaahne.
Conductor Donahue is to be con
gratulated, not only for his lucky es
cape, but for his coolheadedness and
Overhauling the Plttburp.
The entire bottom has been cut
out of the steamer Pittsburg on the
Diamond Jo ways at Dubuque, and
her hull is undergoing substantia!
remodeling. The day is past, it ap
pears, when even a long line packet
on tbe upper Mississippi can afford
to be heavy and deep draught. If
she is to do business at any sort or
advantage she must be light and
with a good deck area. The changes
in the Pittsburg are being made
with this end in view. Her length
is not being changed, but sue is be'
ing made two-and-a-half feet wider
all over, and her construction, when
it is completed, will be found to have
lightened her. It is also expected
that she will skim the surface of the
river at a swifter speed than she has
hitherto been able to display. She
is going to try to answer the appar
ent call for a speedy, roomy packet
of light draught. It has been appar
ent for a number of years that the
upper river boats should be altered
to fat these requirements, and now
this is being done. River men will
watch the effect of the experiment by
tbe Diamond Jo line people witb a
good deal of interest.
Kaady to Meet Burn..
D. II. Carroll, wrestler of London,
Canada, arrived in the city this
morning to meet Farmer" Martin
Barns according to the conditions
of his challenge recently published
in The Argus, and as an evidence of
good faith, Carroll deposited 925 for
feit money at The Argus office. He
is anxious to meet the "farmer" as
soon as possible in a S-style match-
Cumberland, Graeco-Roman and
Spinach. Head Lettuce,
Oyster Plant, Water Cress,
Cucumbers, ' ;
Tangarines, Malaga Grapes,,
Choice Belflower and W mesap ap
Oysters, celery and cranberries.
coughing around. You can . stop it
if yon want to by using Parks' Cough
Svruo. If it doesn't cure yon. vou
can get your money back. Sold by'
Haw Oae 'aaaa- Kaa Fractions Keeaoaay
A Drpot Iaeldeat.
Two very nice young ladies were
passing through Spencer square tbe
other afternoon about 5 o'clock on
their way to the library. A gentle
man passed them on the" way who had
lor a long time kept company with
one of these two. When meeting
his former sweetheart and ber
companion tbe young man com
menced to mop his pbisog with a
handkerchief, not noticing the pass
ing females. Mie was counting the
bricks in the sidewalk. When he got
about ball a bloek-- -distant, she
glanced back just in time to catch
him doing the same thing. Quick as
a flash both jerked their beads
around, without even offering as
much as a smile. The jilted young
lady's companion not knowing what
it all meant, asked her friend what
was the difficulty between ber and
Fred they used to be so thick.
I don't know what has got
into him lately, she re
plied in a snappish tone. "He
came up to see me triday night.
and because I complained of his go
ng home so early, he didn't say an
other word, but went to the hall took
his coat and hat and departed. Just
about this time last year we had a
fall out. It only lasted a little over
a month, when somehow or another
we commenced speaking again. But
I just don't care, Carrie, I won't
stand it any longer. lie can go to
the Dickens; I won t speak to him
again, would you, Carrie?" A friend
stopped me and I couldn't get the
rest of tbe conversation. 1 bere is a
hole lot of fellows like Fred. It's
an economical idea t act ratber
chilly or have a fall-out with your
girl about Christmas or ew lear s.
When such is the case, their expects
tions are not shattered at the non-
arrival of a diamond ring, toilet set.
bicyeje and several other little
tokens of affection, to pay for which
keeps most of the fellows busy for
quite a while. Fred is, no doubt.
one or those who take all this ex
pense into consideration. But of
course he wouldn't have her know it
for the world. Just notice ho
quickly he thaws out after the holi
days. She will change her mind.
A Depot lacideat.
A woman of something like SO
summers and a few moons evident
ly married showed herself pos
sessed of some rare emotional char
acteristics in a Rock Island passenger
depot the other morning. She
rushed in off the street and up to the
ticket ollice, asked tbe agent if a cer.
tain train was on time, purchased a
ticket for ber desired destination.
and strode over to one corner and sat
down. An hour or so elapsed
before the train arrived. It was on
time, however, and when it pulled up
to the depot platform tbe agent her
alded forth in melodious tones its ar
rival, also calling points which the
train made. All heeded his notifica
tion except this particular lady, who
remained unnoticed by the gentle
man in the ticket ollice. Growing
restless, she asked what was tbe
matter with tbe train she was
waiting for. "Why, it has been gone
about Id minutes, 1 replied tbe agent.
What, goner' she exclaimed with a
Shakespearean drawl loud enough to
be beard a few blocks, her eves spark
ling with madness set on tbe guilt
less man. He tried to explain the
circumstances. It was no use. She
upbraided him for failing to inform
her of the train's arrival. Talking
herself into vocal exhaustion, she
reeled back into a seat with a long
sigh and murmuring to herse'f. "Oh
what will I dor" After pondering
over her disappointment in a des
pondent manner for a few nun
ntes. she asked when the next
train was due. It would not
arrive for some fifteen hours, she
was informed. Another oratori
cal fit was the result, in which she
wrung her hands, and finally lapsed
into ber former silent mood. Awak
ening to a thought of the uncalled
for exhibition she was furnishing for
her astounded audience, she gathered
bur effects and hurried from the
scene in which she displayed deverse
abilities becoming of a tragedienne.
A street car headed for Molinc bore
her back to the ones whom she had
so recently bid farewell. A disap
pointment greater than the time lost
between trains must have been hers:
probably a secret which she watned to
impart to a lady friend. If such was
the case, the woman bcre her trou
"I trust the Rock Island county
board of supervisors will take warn-
ing by Clinton county, Iowa, on
matter of erecting the new court
house," said Charley Wheaton, "and
scrupulously guard against jobbery.
I was in Clinton during the whole
proceedings there, and know how
badly the cdntfcH was swindled by
contractors and - superintendents.
Now the building stands in an . in
completed state, while the contrac
tor, who built a fine house ont of the
proceeds is well, nobody knows
where. He disappeared only a short
That Deleted Bell.
Many of of our people have won
dered if Rock Island had a new town
clock, owing to tbe striking of the
hoars by a bell in the lower end of
the city each night. The bell
has a ghostlike sound as it falls upon
tbe still night air bat it is not a
clock it is merely the watchman at
the boat yards admonishing the
Rah Ike proprietors that be is still on
deck. 1HE LJSTEKEB.
The akgus delivered every even
ST. JOHN'S EPISTLE.
The General Manager's
- well Letter.
TO THE BOCK XSLAYD ATTACHES.
Eetogtxe. the raltafalaoai af Katatoyaaa.
ta fart From Wee at After aa I. eat; mm
glelloa. Ha Oeaaiy fcele Meaetal
Bawa of the Stallwaye.
General Manager E. St- John, men
tion of whose resignation from the
service of the R-ck Island road baa
been made in The Aroi's. has Issued
the following letter to attaches of
the road with which he has so long
been connected :
CllK iflo, Dec. 25. 1894. Dear Sir:
As you are doubtless advised, the
undersigned ha resigned the posi
tion of general manager of the Chi
cago, Rock Island & Pacific railway.
and is soon to assume tbe position of
vice president of tbe railways com
prising the "Seaboard Air Line,"
with headquarters at Portsmouth,
va. Before leaving, however, to
assume the burden of duties in an.
other field, I cannot refrain from ex
pressing to those whom I cordially
esteem, bow deeply 1 feel my ap
proaching separation from familiar
scenes and surroundings, and the es
tablished associations of business and
friendship. For nearly thirty-two
years I have devoted my energies to !
the service of this company, end
have witnessed its steady growth
from a comparatively small to its
present large mileage, and have
learned to love and respect hundreds
of tbe employes connected with the
various departments (financial, traf
fic, mechanical, operating, and oth
ers), and have had frequent occasion
to admire their ability, loyalty and
exemplary conduct. The veteran
campaigner recognizes in every sol
dier, a brother who has shared with
him the perils and honors of active
military service. A similar ten
dency prevails in the army of indus
try. Its ranks supply tbe thoussnds
of mechanics, engineers and artisans
whose skilled work is essential to
railway operation and maintenance.
United for a common purpose; faith
ful to the interests they serve; mu
tually dependent, if not closely as
similated in thought, habit and occu
pation: a relationship is eventually
established from which many a vig
orous friendship springs into life. I
nave always entertained for tbe class
of men who comprise tbe bone and
brawn" of our employes, tbe liveliest
sympathy and respect, and .1 part
from tbem now with emotions of
genuine regret. The remembrance
of their friendly consideration will
be to nie an emllea nnrer of (rati
fication and pride. As a farewell
loaen ana expression or my appre
ciation and good will, tbe scope of
this circular is not limited to those
to whom it may be personally ad
dressed; it includes officers and sub
ordinates, department chiefs and
their clerical forces, the entire rank
and tne, in brier, of those wbo are. or
who have been, engaged in any ca
pacity in the service of the Rook 1st
and. daring my connection with it.
With due appreciation for past kind
nesses from whatever source be
stowed, i tender one and all my
neartieit regards and best wishes
No matter how widely sundered by
time and distance, tbey and you will
always bad a kindly disposed friend
in tours, very laitniouv.
E. St. Johx.
No. 15. of the Rock Island. Clar
ence Morton's engine, is in the lav
en port shops.
Medical Examiner Erbardt, of
Beardstown, had business on this
end of the "Q." division this week.
F. C. Rice, superintendent of the
Illinois lines of tbe,C. B. & Q-. was
in the city in the interest of his road
J. W. Walker, foreman of the C,
R. I. 4k P. round house, is spending
tue unrisimas noiiaavs wun eastern
w. u. Miiienan, ot Chicago, con
nected with the purchasing depart
ment of the C , B. & Q , was in tbe
The new time card on the R. I. &
P., mention of which changes have
been mentioned in detail in The Ar.
gl'8, goes into effect Monday.
Fred Jones, assistant in the C, R.
I. & P. yardmaster's office, accom
panied by his brother Bennie, left
this morning for Zsnesville, Ohio, on
Mrs. Ed. Cropper, of Blue Island,
wife of Engineer Cropper, of the Rock
Island, and two children, arrived in
the city this morning, on a visit to
I he uedar Kapids Uacette says
there is no truth in the statement to
the effect that the Northwestern has
become controller of the B., C. R. A
A new time card goes into effect on
tbe C, B. t ti- tomorrow afternoon
after which No. 6 leaving Rock Isl
and now at 8:10 for Beardstown will
leave at 2:63, and ran via Galesburg
and Monmouth, making direct con
neetion ft r Peoria, arriving there at
7 p. m.
:One of the greatest railway ioven
tions of the age is to be adopted at
once by the Chicago, Milwaukee A
Si. Paul railroad. It is a new block
signal system, which has been on
trial at Milwaukee for two years and
has riven perfect satisfaction. Tbe
system consists of a series of electri
cal devices which promise to re vol o J
lionize tne running oi trsins ana to
reduce to a minimum tbe possibility
of collisions, either from the front or
; Th Akocs, only 10c a week.
Sale of the
& ROSE STOCK
Which was sold at Auction
at Chicago on December 6,
now going on.
Simon & Mosenfelder's
Rock Island House Corner.
December Gearing Sale of Shoes
Too many Shoes for the time
the stock quickly, we intend to inaugurate a Shoe
Sale that will wake you up.
I Note some of the prices quoted
to mention all, but
50c, 5 to 7, were 75c.
7&c 8 to 10. werefl.
fl Misses Dongola. patent tip.
solid, 11 to IS. were 1.S5.
f 1.10. same t-hoe as above, but
13 to S, were f 1.50.
99c a pair for 1.25 shoes.
Lace or Congress.
11.15 for 11.50 Grain shoes.
Lace or Congress.
162) Second Ave.. Under Rock Island H 0115c
As lone; as they last we mill give with
each purchase of $3.00 or over one pair
of Satin Suspenders worth 75 cents.
Each pair put up in glass-covced box.
Colors cardinal, white, black, blue and
Suits and Ulsters
For Men, Boys and Children.
At prices that will be recognized as low.
In quality and make up they are second
. O . C 1 A
m jcwimi nvciiuc
of year, and in order to reduce
Bargains are too numtrou
here are a few samples:
11. 1.25. tl.50. 11.75.
styles and lots of bargains.
12 takes the choice of any
12.50 or 2 75 shoe in our bouse,
while this sale lasts.
12.50 takes the choice of any
12 or t S.25 Welt or band trim
med shoe, while this sale lasts.
ing at yonr door at loe a week.