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THE AKGUB, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1G04.
On Tap everywhere.
Only Union labor employed.
The Rock Island Brewing Company, success
ors to George Wagner's Atlantic Brewery, I.
Huber'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 offices on Mo
line avenue by Telephone.
Call for Rock Island
Brewing Co. Beer.
Bissell Carpet Sweepers
Are known the world over. The firm make a
good many kinds, but they always, always
guarantee that their "Gold Medal" is the
best they make. JOHN T. NOFTSKER
has the exclusive sale of that. Price always
has been $3.50, but to make it interesting to
the public he has put the price at $2.75 an
unheard of price.
He has a few "Grand Rapids" to close out
Rogers Plated Knives.
Standard Plated Knives $1.90 per dozen.
At prices from 50c per pair to $6 per pair.
Good GoodsLow Prices at
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Corner Third Avenue and Twentieth St.
Your Pictures Framed
Now is the time to have your pictures
framed. Beautiful mouldings just in and
going at the very lowest figures.
AT RIGHT PRICES.
Eighteenth Street and Second Avenue.
Two Couples of Rock Island's
LAST EVEHDSG'S WEDDUGS.
Adams Wall Paper Company,
310, 31a and 314 Twentieth street.
Biggest Store Biggest stock In the three cities.
BELL AND BERLINER.
THE ARTICLES SIGNED.
ta F. Lwrr Leeda Mini Kate
Frederick e the Altar The Marrlare of
Charles K. Willis aad Mia Charlotte K.
Last evening at 7 o'clock mt St.
Joseph's parsonage occurred the
marriage of Thomas F. Leary and
Miss Kate Fredericksen, Rev. Thomas
Maclcin performing the ceremony
it was a ratber quiet affair, tbe con.
pie repairing to tbe bride's borne.
1410 Seventh avenue, where sap
per was partaken of, when
the couple departed for St.
Louis on their honeymoon. Mr
Leary is one of our best known and
most popular young men, possessin
abilities and habits which have won
for him a commendable standing
where he is best known. He was for
a lonj time connected with the
plumbing establishment of Blake &
Murphy, having recently accepted a
position as traveling salesman for the
St. Louis Brass company. His bride
is tbe daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M.
Frcdericksen, a deserving, charming
and estimable young lady. After a
oriel tour Mr. ana Airs. Licary will
return to Rock Island, which will be
their home. The best wishes of their
hosts of friends will accompany them
on their life's journey.
Charles E. Willis and Miss Char
lotte E. Levey, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. W. C. Levey, were married last
evening at the bride's home, 2624
Seventh avenue. Rev. F. W.
Merrell, of the First M. E.
church, officiating, in' the pres
ence of relatives and friends. The
couple was attended by Miss Clara
Levey and W llliam H. V llhs, sister
and brother respectively of the
bride and groom. After indulgence
in a sumptuous weddinsr spread, tbe
occasion was celebrated in an appro
priate manner. Mr. and Mrs. Willis
will reside on Fifth avenue between
fourteenth and fifteenth streets,
where the groom has furnished a
comfortable home. Mr. Willis is an
exemplary yonng man, being lor a
number of years employed by the
Rock Island Stove company, while
his bride is a much admired young
ladv. ihe hosts of friends of tbe
young people will wish them happi
ness ana ions: me.
THE COUNTY TAXES.
As Extended on Personal, Real and Cor
Uounty Ulert ftonler and his as
sistants have completed tbe work of
extending the taxes from 1894 on the
township collectors' books. The
townships, their personal and real
estate property valuation, and the
equalized assessment is as follows
Cordova f M.SOT
rnoc Creek.... SO S40
Port Byron S1.2H1
usmpton. ...... mi ib
1 1-' out b Moline... ai8,OT7
Rock l.lma ... l.lHSJWS
S. V.ock Island.. rwi.JHK
lllsck U.wk 15,73
Coal Valley. ... l,U81
Bnflalo Prairie., iwm
I Drury 11,7b8
The Beoeat Deetntnn Aliiilaig the Tata.
naene Cent near.
The latest construction of Judge
Carpenter's decision against the Ber
liner patent, tbe most important
patent held by the American Bell
Telephone company, and the one
upon which it depends, II it depends
on patents at all, for the continuance
ol its monopoly, makes it probable
that the ruling will not pre the com
petitors of the Bell company some.
thing of an advantage in the situa
Tbe patent in question was that is
sued to Emile Berliner Nov. 17,
1891, and is known as the Berliner
patent. It covers the transmitter
now in use .on long distance tele,
phones and in a general way it nay
be said to cover any transmitter in
which the vibrations are due to dif
ferences of pressure between elec
trodes in constant contact.
1 be expiration ol tbe patents on
the receivers a few months ago was
of some benefit to the public in the
establishment of certain kinds of
private lines. This decision that
the patent covering the transmitters
is void, will not, it is said, be of ben
efit even to that extent, at least not
for a vear or so, for two reasons.
First, this decision is not final.
The case will now go to the United
States court of appeals," savs Fred
crick P. Fisher, of counsel for the
Bull company. "A decision will be
rendered by that court possibly next
spring, alter tbe case nas neen ar
gued anew, just as though the cir
cuit court had not made a decision.
Should the case go against us in tbe
United States court of appeals, it will
probably go to tbe Lnited Mates sn
pre me court, but we behave the
court of appeals will decide in our
The other reason is that tl.c Amer
ican Bell Telephone company is firm
ly established all over tbe country
ana enjoys irancbises wnicn in some
cases would-be rivals could not get.
and in other cases would not attempt
to utilize n thev aid get. because of
the long war .'ith the rich monopoly
such a thing would involve. The
Bell company has - its franches, its
wires, and its exchanges all in oper
ation. 1 radical men say this fact
will do more than any number of
patents to protect it in the enjoy
ment of its monopoly. otwith
standing this fact, the adverse de.
cision was immediately felt by the
stock. A few days ago the Bell tele
phone stock climbed to 201. An the
announcement of the decision it fell
to 191. But it immediately began to
pull itself together, and closed at
134 on tbe day ol tbe decision. II
the higher courts reverse Judge Car
penter's decision in the Berliner pat
ent case, the telephone monopoly
will be practically proofs against as
saults until Nov. 17, 1908, as the life
of the patent is 17 vears from Nov
it, 1891, to date of its issue.
Berne ene Carrell are te Wrestle
'Farmer" Martin Burns arrived in
the city from Big Rock last night to
arrange for his wrestling match with
Canadian Carroll. If torus can be
perfected the match will take place
at Harper's theatre about Jan. 11.
Zhe articles were signed by Gib
son for Burns and Carroll for him
self at The Akgls office this after
noon. The match is to take place
Friday evening, Jan. 11, at Harper's
theatre, for 1250 a side, the condi
tions, three styles, one catch-as
catch-can, one Gra-co-Roman, and
one Cumberland style. Police Ga
zette rales to prevail.
Gibson deposited f 25 forfeit nionev
to cover that previously placed with
the argus by uarroii.
THE TIGER COMING.
-- Sale of the
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The total valuation of the county's
real estate and personal property is
ffl.136.86o; lands, f 2,264,743; town
lots. 12,221,694; personal property,
11,050,428. Adding to this tbe rail
road property valuation, as assessed
by tbe state board, 9tz.oa. makes
a grand total of $6,899,410. The to
tal taxes charged against the proper,
ty this year is $427,943.83, as against
1423,429.79 in 1893. For the present
year the personal and real property
of this city has been valued at 1,
725,992, as against 1,911,20 in
1893, while railroad property valua
tion has been placed at f 158,148 as
against $145,302 for the preceding
year. Moline's real and personal
valuation is fl,34,078. against $1,-
931,397 in 1893; railroad property,
$80,624, as compared with $81,022
the preceding year.
Tbe county s total railroad prop
erty valuation is $762,545, incurring
a tax of $S8,6C9.28. The town of
Cordova is credited with $1,721.84 of
this amount; Canoe Creek, $817.63;
Port Bvron, $1,4G9.97; Ztima, $1,269.-
62; Hampton. $4.S33.96; Moline,
$6,269.86; South Moline, $1,961.49;
Rock Island, $13,696.07; South Rock
Island, $1,109.43; Black Hawk, $3,-
110; Coal Valley, $1,337.28; Bowl
ing, $586.06; Coe, $2.84; Edgington,
The Columbia Desk Calendar.
For 10 years the desk calendar is
sued by the Pope Manufacturing
company has held a unique place
among business helpers. Each daily
leaf during that time has taught its
quiet lesson of the value of better
i . . . .
roads ana outdoor exercise, ana
especially the benefits of bicycling.
I The calendar for 1895, which is just
issued, is even brighter than its
predecessors in appearance, as clever
artists have added dainty silhouette
and sketch to the usual wise and
witty contributions that have here
tofore given this popular calendar its
charm. It can be had for five 2 -cent
stamps from the Pope Manufactur
ing company. Hartford. Conn., or
from any Columbia bicycle agency.
The Abqus, 10c a week, delivered
every evening at your door.
A Mad Cat.
H. C. Quick, a school teacher of
Xuma township, suffered a painful
and peculiar experience Sunday even
ing, tie boards with G. C. Wake,
and was leaving the house when he
was attacked by a cat that bad gone
mad. 1 he cat sprang at him and
sank her fangs into his right knee
so tightly that it was only by mash
ing her bead to a pulp with a
smoothing iron that she was made to
let go. She was in the throes of by'
drophobia. Tbe young man was at
tended by Dr. Morgan who sent him
to the Pasteur Institute of Chicago
for treatment. Ir. Morgan says he
thinks the man is in no danger of
going mad as the fact of the feline
biting through tbe rloth was enough
to wipe off any virus.
Onr Touring Snnervlaora.
The building committee of the new
Rock Island court house, W. P.
Quavlc, F. M. Sinnet, J. M. Jenkins,
F. M. Johnson, J. G. Britton, James
Hasson, J. E. Maxwell, Hjalinar Koh-
ler, George W. Gamble and S. J.
Collins, arrived this afternoon to in
spect the Stephenson county court
bouse. j.bcy were shown about bv
State's Attorney Heard and were
much pleased with tbe durability and
architecture of our tone building
Thev go from here to Roekford
The Princeton Glee C1H Entavtala
There is an effort being made for
the display of the colors of Princeton
the orange and black on tbe occa
sion of the club's visit to tbe three
cities next Saturday night. The so-
ciety people of most of the cities in
wbicb these yonng men nave ap
peared have taken them up and made
it pleasant for them, the concert be
ing given under their auspices. The
society ladies of the tri-cities who
are handling them here are as fol
Rock Island Mrs. Ben T. Cable,
Mrs. Henry Curtis, Mrs. M. H. Wads-
worth, Mrs. George !. Eyster, Mrs.
Frank Mixtcr, Mrs. H. C. Connelly,
Mrs. E. U. Gnyer and Mrs. Phil
Moline Mrs. Charles H. Deere,
Mrs. Frank Gould, Mrs. Charles A
Barnard, Mrs. William Butterworth,
Mrs. W. D. Wir&an. Mrs. F. G. Allen
and Mrs. W. L. Velic.
Davenport Mrs. J. S. Wvlie. Mrs
William Stevens Perry, Mrs. William
C. Wadsworth, Miss Alice French,
Mrs. M. C. Smith, Miss Preston and
Mrs. M. L. D. Putnian.
A recention will be (riven bv the
patronesses at the residence of Hon.
and Mrs. Ben T. Cable in Rock Isl
The rrlncetoa Clan.
Of the Princeton Glee, Mandolin
and Guitar clubs to give the concert
at the Burtis, at Davenport next Sat
urday night, tbe Newark, JS. J
Daily Advertiser savs:
The Princeton Glee, Banio and
Mandolin clubs, an organization made
np of 50 voung Princeton students.
entertained a large audience in tbe
most delightful fashion at the Essex
Lvceum last night. The concert was
as much a social affair as it was a
musical treat, and the combination
was one which gave a distinctive
flavor to the occasion. The audi
ence was both large and enthusiastic.
and its warm approval soon bad a
most happy effect npon the singers
d tue players, wbo were stimu
lated to their very best efforts and
were rewarded with hearty applause.
Ihe Ulee club was better than us
ual. It sang the old favorites. "The
Orange and the Black," New Jer-
sec, etc.. in a most acceptable wav.
and it was particularly effective
when it sang the much loved "Tri
angle Song1' and The Creole Love
Song." with full accompaniment of
tbe Banjo and Mandolin clubs. Be
sides, tbe Glee club's singing of some
glees was well done. The two ac
companied solos bv Mr. Rcichner,
who gave Kai men," and Mr. rcase.
who sang the doleful story of Thomp
son s Mule, caused much pleasure.
It is no detraction to the other clubs
to say that tbe Mandolin club carried
off the honors of the evening. It
would be difficult to find tbe equal
of this club in its own department.
The men played with the most de
lightful expression and intelligence
and their performance was as ex
quisite and as refined as if it were
tbe work of professionals. Tbe
Melodic" of Rubinstein was master
ly in its intrpretation. Tbe rlub is
admirably trained and it is a great
pleasure to hear its brilliant work.
The Banjo club also gave a great deal
of pleasure with its jolly jigs and
characteristic melodit-s. The three
organizations, although tbcv were
down on tbe program for 17 selec
tions, cheerfully responded to every
demand fur "mori "
h ROSE STOCK
Which was sold at Auction
at Chicago oh December 6,
now going on.
Don't Hiss It.
Simon k dlosenfelder's
Rock Island House Corner.
For Evening Wear.
Widths A to E.
162) Second Av&. Under Rode Ishnd House.
HAPPY UEtf TEAR
Are the good qualities possessed by
Hood's Sarsaparilla. Above all it
purities the blood, thus strengthen
ing tbe nerves: it regulates the di
gestive organs, invigorates the kid
neys and liver, tones and builds up
the entire system, cures scrofula.
dyspepsia, catarrh and rheumatism.
Get Hood's and only Hood s.
Hood's Pills cure all liver ills, bil
tousness, jaundice, indigestion, sick
Rock Island chapter, 269, order of
the Eastern Star, beld its annual
election of officers at Masonic temple
last evening. The following were
the officers selected :
W. M Mrs. Eva M. Conover.
W. P. G. F. Kramer.
A. M. Mrs. C. B. Kinyon.
Treasurer Mrs. Hyde.
Secretary Mrs. II. S. Bollnian.
Con Mrs. Arnold.
A. Con. Mrs. G. F. Kramer.
We keep Parks' Cough Syrnp and
we tell everyone it is the best cough
cure we sell. Everybody likes it and
we sell it on a guarantee. Try it for
your cold. Sold by Hartr & Ulle-
meyer. ' -
The A&gis, only 10c a week..
The C. B. & Q. has issued a new I
time card, under which its fast mail
train, from Chicago to Council
Bluffs, makes an average running
time of a little over 50 miles an
hour, stops counted in, between Chi
cago and a point some distance out
in tbe state ol Iowa: necessitating a I
rate of speed ol fully 60 miles an
hour while in motion. This calls for I
some stretches at a good deal higher I
speed than that. betner tbe C,
B. St Q. is trying to stir up the other I
roads or is simply undertaking to I
hhow herself what she can do, is not I
decided yet. However, the North
western gave her a chase yesterday.
and beat her into Omaha two min-1
improvement in baking pow
ders is the new Horffbrd's.
Superior to all old-fashioned
powders. Enormous sales. ,
It the greeliag we extend, for tbe Erxt time
to the public We thank you one aad all
for the liberal patrenage bestowed apon as.
and hope we may ever retain your highest
confidence by giving yon reliable merchan
dise at tbe lowest prices, and always stand
ing right by what we say.
Our Line of
4 Clothing and Furnishings
Is composed of tbe best and most reliable
goods tbe market affords, which we would
be glad te show to any who have not yet
called npon us. Hoping to be favored with
your presence at some future time, we re
main. The Public Servants,
Sommers & LaYelle
1804 Second Avenue.