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THE ABGU8. MONDAY, JUNE 1. 189a
We have just closed out over five hun
dred of the latest and best tailored
Keefer, Union, Mother's Choice, Hickory
and Ferris Suits, which we are offering at
about one-half price.
Children9 Fine Suits from
A handsome line of
Washable Pants 50, 6S and 98 cents for b
Suits. 25 cents for best grade of Wash- $
able Pants. It pays to trade with 5
One Price Clothiers.
Brunch IT. S. Clothing
SOT. l SI IjV KUWARK
BKAUTIKt'L IMPORTED VASES. BRIC-A-BRAC.
AND TIIK MANY HANONOMK ARTICLES IN
tltt STOCK. WE CAN SUIT EVERYONE'S
II. D. FOLSOM, Jeweler.
1703 Second Avenue.
JOHN M. FA HI DON. i4lm a iim
r ARID ON & OI-T
Painters and Decorate rs
PATXl HANGSaS, CAL20XXSZ3S. tta.
SUSP US 8itMTth St.. B9CZ X8LAKD. tLl.
Contractors for sll kinds of Heating Apparatus,
Plumbing and Gas Fitting. First class work
only, and at the lowest prices.
Opposite Unrper House. , ,. 1821 SECOND AVE.
In Children arid
boysV suits . .
Washable Suits and
Rock Island House Corner. !
Co., Monmouth, 111.
EASY TO SELECT FROM
LARGE ASSORTMENT OF
Agents for the Cele
NO DELAY NEEDED.
Council Should Push the Levee
LET TEE CITY DO ITS PAST
ITMBffiafW HisrSertas; or
Fallla; te alt 'la Coed FafthXaf Qaes
item Which aheald Now Reach a la.
latloa letloa Expected Toalffht.
Toe city council is expected to
piss its annual appropriation ordi
nance tonight. Included in that or
dinance as agreed upon at the last
meeting 01 txe citj council is an ap
propriation of 12.000 as an evidence
of the city's good faith in its agree
ment with the railroads, who are to
contribute 95,000 each to the im
provement of the river front, while
the Davenport & Rick Inland Ferry
company is to give $2,600. Follow
ing the adoption of the appropriation
ordinance it is expected the city at
torney will be instructed to prepare
the necessary ordinances look
ing to the carrying out of
the prt.ject. As a matter of
conrse the railroads enjoying track
rights on First avenue are not going
to contribute anything to the im
provement there without receiving
something in return, although they
should, nevertheless, just as theTri-
City Railway company has been
obliged to do its part over and over
again in the matter of improvement
tor public benefit. But as long as
the city cannot compel the railroads
to bear their proportion it must com
promise witn them for the public
good, just as it recently did with the
rerry company, ana under no other
circumstances could it have gotten a
penny irom mis corporation.
The 1 spaird Track Question.
As has been said, the'railroads oc
cupying First avenue expect conces
sions from the city in return lor
their contributions to the improve
ment of the river front. For years
both the C , B. & i and the R. I. &
P. have had disputed tracks there.
It is neither healthful or just either
for the city or the railroads that
tbese uncertainties should exist for
ever. The dignity of the city de-
manas mat it t e railroads have
tracks which do not belong to them
they shou'd be given up; still the in
terests of the railroads and these
interests are not matters of indiffer
ence to the city are such that part
of tbem at least should be retained.
As The Akois understands it.it is
n jw the purpose of the city to legal
ize certain ot tbe tracks as are in
di-puto and to order the removal f
others and thus have this much
vexed and annoyirg question settled
once ana lor all. lo aid an adjust
ment ot tne aimcuiiies it m ex pec tea
that after all the time has been spent
on tbe subject and after the repeated
d'Clarations on the part of the rail
roads of a purpose to be fair and just
in the mutter and special com
mittee of the council has a compre
hensive plan to present. Toe citv in
asserting its position should strive to
reach a permanent understanding,
There ought to be nothing indefinite
iu the ordinance when given the
railroads. Such reservations as the
city may make should pertain only
to its own protection and fo- opening
a way to future roads that may seek
entrance to tbe city.
Terminal Company's Dispute.
Tbo present dispute between the
Davenport & Rock Island Bridge and
Terminal company and the it I. &
P. is of no concern to the city and
des not effect tbe adjustment of the
First avenue improvement q estion.
The complication therein included
has been taken into tbe courts, where
it will undoubtedly eventually be
settled. So far, however, the Ter
minal company hits figured in the
leve improvement entirely as a
hinderance and as offering occasion
for delay. It is now supposed that
in view of the situation at the foot
of Seventh street, it will he con
tended by some that tbe Terminal
company's tracks on First avenue
mu-t rema;n as a stumbling block to
progress in the matter of improve
meat, as the company does not know
yet whether it will get in at all, and
where it will place it tracks it at all.
This is not plausible. Is the city to
delay its improvements forever
pending the Terminal companys
finding out where it will lay its
tracks? The Terminal company has
an ordinance for double tracks out
side of the present tracks through
the territory to be improved. If tbe
Terminal company i ready to come
in and do its share, let it consent to
have a space reserved for its tracks
as provided in its ordinance and pay
for the improvement on the levee
wben the tracks are put down.
There is no reason for the city delay
ing operations longer or of taking op
tbe battles cither for or against the
Terminal, or for or against the Peo
ria road. Tho city gave the Bridge
& Terminal company all that it
wanted when it asked for it.' and if
it is willing to participate in public
improvements it can very readily do
so on the proposition referred to.
The city i gr-ater than any of the
contending railroad factions. Its
river front is of greater importance
to commerce than any railroad.
Let the levee be improved while
the opportunity is offered. In a
word, let there be progress tonight
ss far as the city is concerned not
The world is his who can see through
its pretension. What deafness, what
atone blind ruotom. what overcrowii er
ror you behold, is there only by your 1
sou.-rance. lee it to be a lie, and yua
have alreju- dealt it its mortal blow.
CONFIDENCE MEN'S JOB.
David Larsoa Lad lata a Scheme Which
l.csss His If aay.
David Larson thought he had fal
len Into a gocd thing when he put
his money against the game of a
newly, made acquaintance last even
ing. But David is much wiser now;
and his experience cost him lust
Larson is a vonng gentleman who
is employed at the Rock Island Lum
ber company's mill ana boards at
2119 Fifth avenue. He was perched
on a bench in Spencer squat e early
last evening enjoying tne Dreeze and
scenery when a well dressed man
came along and engaged him in a
conversation. He seemed verv socia
ble and David answered his ques
tions with reference to 'be city, in
which he of course was stranger.
Finally the conversation turned tow
ard the river, which the stranger
confessed he had never seen. He
a-ked David to take him down ana
show it to him.
In the next scene David and his
new friend were seated on a railroa-1
tie on the river bank near the Bur
lington depot chatting about the
stream which had such charms for
Mr. Brown. They had been there
but a few moments when another
well dressed man, a stranger to
both (?) of them, put in an appear
ance. He talked awhile and finally
pxiea out a aoor iocs ana btgun
tumbling it. All began discussing
how hard it woold be to open it. The
new comer was told by Mr. Brown
that he could not open it. Then
there was an argument; then there
was. a wager of $60. Brown didn't
have quite enough money. So
David was urged to get in on the bet.
He finally contented and put up all
hi had $3.65. Then there was a
parting of company.
Mr. Larson gave the confidence
men a hot chsse. as did also the
police. But they made good their
MEMORIAL DAY DUTIES.
The Thinning Rank, uf tbe Veterans and
tba future Proepecte.
- The thinning ranks in tbe army of
old soldiers, so conspicuously shown
as each succeeding Memorial dav
comes round, impresses upon the
public that the obligations which the
living owe to the a end must soon be
taken up and discharged by others
than thev who stood in tbe ranks
with the fallen. The old soldier is
passing. Each year he is found more
inbrm and less capable of trudging
after the fiUg for which he suffered.
Tbe fast approaching time in which
the veterans must surrender to those
who may come after them, the
conducting of the Memorial dav du
ties, suggests the fact that the cere
monies ot the day should always
have been assumed by the public
generally, ana tbe initiative should
uot rf nece-sity have been taken by
the G. A. U. Memorial day is no'l
strictly old soldiers' day. It is an
occasion to us all, and while the sol
diers, living as well as dead, should
b nppermost in the public mind on
that day, the survivors should not be
obliged to conduct absolutely offer
ings to tneir sleeping comrades. They
should participate and should have
their beautiful Grand Army ritual,
but the active work should always
have been done bv others, for the
dead soldier of the republic is the
hero of the people, for whose cause
be gave bis life, and who would pay
tribute to his memory.
As said heretofore, it is the solemn
dutv of the people to assume charge
of tbe privilege of decorating th
graves or tb veterans and the mar
ble shafts which stand to their mem
ory, and more than that, the day is
coming when the people as a whole
niut assume the responsibilities of
carrying out the ceremonies of Me
morial day. It should be undertaken
while eld soldiers live to bear witness
to the fact that Memorial day will not
cease witb tbem, but tbat true and
loyal hearts will carry on the sad jet
grateful duty a'ter" they. too. shall
have joined tbe innumerable caravan
THUGS BEAT AN OLD MAN.
Charles Xrwlvr'a Home Broken Into by
Two liowntown Character?.
Albert Kaskadden and Gustav
Kofp were held to the grand jury on
a charge of burglary in the police
Ibey are accused of breaking into
the little home of Charles Nessler at
215 Third avenue after 12 o'clock
Saturday night and administering a
severe beating to that old gentleman
on his refusal to give them money
with which they said they wanted to
rush the growler." Kaskadden and
Kopp had been attending a beer
garden dance in the lower end of the
town and were somewhat under the
influence of liquor when thev de
cided on their desperate game." Mr.
wessler is a sickly gentleman who
lives with his wife a- d son. It was
sometime after midnight when he
was awakened by the intruders. Ac
cording to the story Mr. Nessler tells
the police, they demanded some
money with which to buy beer. This
Mr. Nessler refuted them, when he
was treated to a volley of abuse.
Then Kaskadden and Kopp left tbe
hou-e. They soon returned armed
with a con pie of wooden slabs. With
these Mr. Nessler says they gave bim
a severe beating. Then thev left and
were soon after arrested by Officer
. The Kauker.
- Partly clondy this afternoon and
tonight; fair Tuesday and slightly
warmer; light, variable winds. To
day's temperature 69.
F. J. Walz. Observer.
Subscribe for Th AKaci.
IT MAY BE MURDER
Mrs. William Glass Death and
the Circurr stances.
OOSOXEft-, 0BDE1S AS rjFQIJIST.
rot-mortm to Be followed bjfa aUcid
Icqelattloa Into the tke Caaea-Cbargaa
Aaalaet tba Haeband Who I. trader Ai
mt Facta Related bv Relatltae,
Up stairs over 226 Seventeenth
street lies the dead body of Mrs.
William Glass, who expired in" con
vulsions at 3 o'clock this morning.
This afternoon at 4 o'clock under the
direction of Deputy Coroner L. V.
EA-kbart a post-mortem examination
wi.l be made by Drs. G. L. Krster and
C. C. Carter on the remains to ascer
tain if death was attributable to such
causes as are more than binted at by
surviving relatives of tbe dead
Mrs. Glass was taken suddenly ill
last Wednesday night with hysteric
seizures such as she had been sub.
ject to before, and Dr. G. L Evs-
ter was called in to prescribe for her.
He administered hy perdermio injec
tions, which quieted her. but was told
at the time tbat Mrs. Glass had been
beaten severely by her husband.
Under tbe influence of the opiate the
patient recovered, but was soou after
seized with violent pains accompan
ied by distressing convulsions, which
continued until yesterday, when Dr.
Kyster was again summoned. He
found her then in a dying condition
and she continued to sink until the
hour of her death. Having learned
what he did of the treatment of the
deceased at the hands of her husband.
Dr. Eyster declined to give a death
certificate, and Officer Kramer, who
had also learned ot the stories of the
woman's abuse, notified Coroner
Hawes of the circumstances. That
official immediately delegated Dep
uty Coroner L. V. Eckhart to hold an
inquest, and be summoned a jury
composed of Henry Van Houten,
foreman; J.W.Day, Frank Wivill.
H. P. Hull, David Robiason: and H.
C. Hart is.
liody Is It ad It Braised.
The jury in charge of the deputy
coroner at once made examination of
the body, and about the hips and ab
domen it gave evidence of bruises,
being black and blue in several
places where it is alleged the woman
was kicked. Tbe inquest was ac
cording! v continued until tomorrow
morning at 10 o'clock, when the re
port ot the post-mortem will be
made by Drs. G. I., byster and C. C.
Carter." Upon the result of this and
the examination which is to follow
will be determined the cause of the
, JUrs. Glass was 33 years of age and
tbe daughter of Mrs. Elvira E
Burtis, who makes her home with
her daughter. Mrs. Isaac Parry. It
was at the latter's home, too, that
Mrs. Glass' death occurred. De
ceased married Mr. Glass a few
months ago, running away with him.
bhe was the divorced wife of J. W.
Britten, by whom she had one daugh
ter, Zoe Alice, who survives her.
Her maiden nsnis was Celia Burtis.
She leaves with her mother
two sisters, Mrs. Isaac Parry and
M s Jennie Colon v, -and two brothers
rlenry W. and Samuel C, at Buffalo.
Ulosa Is Coder Arrest.
This afternoon Isaac Parry swore
out a warrant before Justice Hawes
charging Glass with the murder ot
his wife and he was arrested by
unicer mil Miner ana locked np
Glass is an ex-member of the police
force and previous to donning a blue
coat he was a teamster. His first
w fe secured a divorce on the ground
of cruelty and desertion and she has
since married again.
Gins is known to be of an ugly
disposition and having an ungovern
Tbe Modern B-aoty
Thrives on good food and sunshine,
with plenty cf exercise in the open
air. Her form glowfa with health
and her face blooms with its beauty.
If her system, needs the cleansing
action of a laxative remedy, she
Deads the gentle and pleasant Syrup
of Figs. Made by the California Fig
DID YOU EVER
Find yonreelf wondering
what you were going to
have for dinner tomor
row? If so you only did
what hundreds of others
do. At this season of
the year our store is
fairly overflowing with
good things for the
Fhe Finest Vegetables.
The Finest Fruits.
Give ns your order and
get goods that are pure
and wholesome. Always
fair in price.
2301 Fiftk At. FJtoM 1199.,
Advantageous purchases of choice
new millinery las. week gives ua a
big advantage. An opportunity to
bay late, new, exclusive - designs at
about 50 cents on the dollar, will
keep our millinery department in
great prominence. Any lady not
fully supplied with summer milli
nery shouia call early as possible.
, Dress Skirts.
A chance to buv some dress skirts
under real values wan mo much of a
temptation for us to resist. They
are now on tbe road.
A lot of handsome skirts, such as
usually sell at f 3 to 3.50. we shall
sell this week for f 2.17. Other skirts,
great values, from f 1.25 to f 5 apiece.
We will sell a new lot of the 20th
century skirts this week at 2.50
eacu. Come and see them.
Finest, nicest, most catchv styles.
arriving daily. Never such sales in
snirt waists ana we have the best.
from tbe best makers.
This time we touch on whips
buggy whips. Like everything else
we touch, ordinary prices melt to
the McCabe money saving standards.
Good buggy whips for 8c.
Better ons at 14c.
At 20c bug?? whips duck lined.
Java rattan, metal bound, good
enough for any ordinary use.
cine carriage whips, one-third
Genuine raw-hide buggy whips 68c.
i Boys' Wash Suits
Ages 3 to 8.
Ages 3 to 7. Strictly all wool, fancy
cheviots, good patterns, serviceable
colors and nicely braided, a stylish suit
for the little man at a very little price
IXOA Second Avenue.
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, .... 1712 SECOND AVENUE
Headquarters for Footwear at Lowest Prices.
That's how they describe our laundry work. That's bow
It feels to tbe wearer, and that's how it looks, too. Our best
advertisement Is a satisfied patron. There's where we dis
tance our couji titors. We don't want your bundle jnst one
time. We try to do it so you will send It again. No laundry
- is absolutely perfect we have bad luck sometimes, but not
often. Our machinery is fin class, our help skilled and we
do the right thing on losses or errors. Delivery service
prompt ebd reliable and charges neswnable. Give us a
chance to snow you whit we can dat. A postal will .brins
the wagon to your door.
Rock island Steam Laundry.
Bauersfeld & Sexton. Telephone 1293
West Seventeenth street. " ' '
This week we shall r1aa m aala a
lot of new domestics, which we bad
the good fortune to secure much be
low present market value.
We shall show a fine bleached mus
lin, full yard wide, at 4Jc a yard.
The "Snow White," very Sea
bleached, at 6Jc. Ton know the
"TheL. L. brown muslin at SJca
yard. Odd lengths Merrimao shirt
ing print, for two days, at Sc a yard.
Flagging and Flags.
Came too late for Decoration day
purposes. Buv now for vour Fourth
of July celebration and for compaiga
uses. Decoration buntings . at 3Jo
and 5c. worth a good deal more.
Granite Iron Kitchen Ware
In this department we put together
a lot of the things every housekeeper
wants, and give you your choice this
week while they 'last, at 8c each.
Grnitte iron rap. i Yor
uraritlr tmn dipper. .............. j Co toe
Oramte iroa pie io I an
Oraniie Iran jelly cke pint. ....... y flf"
Gmtnte irtm sauce pai s i
4ranllc Iroa not cor. n Your
Grande Iron bafttlur upoocs... ) Ceoice
Prewrvmc kettle, qoan s as, while thy last,
IMn wek, each 19e
Preserve kettles t qatrl .l'y;
Tin ot covers. 3 p at size. earn... o
Tin pnt covers. S quart sia -. rack. ...... ...... 3e
On nm rusX'm; to. IS-ini h. 9M
Nice pint coffee killers. ....... ............... b?c
And a multitude of kitchen utensils
at prices not to be had anywhere
Watch the Daily Papers
For special quotations all this week.
Big drives expected daily.
1720, 1722, 1724, 172G. and 1728 Second Avenue.
blouse, deep sailor
aft a SMMV el aa
Contains no more luck than there Is In
store for those wearing our handsome
and comfortable shoes. Vour pet corn
will even desert rou when you have
tried one application of our easy, we U
fittlur slurs. We have all the novel
ties of the season In stork, from the
stylish boots and Oxfords to all the
novelties In bfcjeles, tennis, eta, shoes.
We have Eize and width, razor, medium
and full toes, flat or high heels, and the
best values ever offered In Bock Island.