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THE ARGUS. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1899.
If you need to be economical that there is no
stch ether 'place as Clemann & Salzmann for
furniture. Lowness in price is not always
economy, but the values that are obtained at
these great furni'.ure stores are consistent
enough to make it advantgeous for you to buy
here. Others make extravagant claims, but,
For Variety, Newness of Style,
Reliability of Goods, and
Fairness in Price
We lead them all. You will always find court
eous treatment and a desire to please. If you
are thinking of doing any extensive furr ishing
this spring it will pay you to come and talk it
over. Its instructive to see our stock. Come
and visit our stores.
nam & Sa
Cor . Sixteenth Street and Second Avenue.
THE BEST '99::::-.-.:::."--.::::-.
...-.Bicycles in Town.
A SETT RIDING MACHINE! Tlie Wir-o-C
vclc!! Nt.ncncrall v known. IiKldon only
by tho inventor. Will lie bump cint the
i Mile f Of i onre ho will, and it will knwk gxl
Jticvclo n Into him. lie will realize that
mi; i'Kortu iiAtui.SE to mtn is a
202 Eighteenth street,
We are overstocked on some of the larger sizes of
Cook Stoves and Ranges, and -while they last we
offer them at the following low prices. Remember
they are all JEWEL stoves, bran new and up to date
in every particular, and guaranteed strictly first class
bakers and cookers:
Regular Xo. 9 size conk stove (with
No. 8 or 9 lids) with oven 20x2:1
inches, weight 350 lmnnils, full
Regular No. 9 sie Jewel steel range.
ame as above except without res
ervoir (with six lids. weight 510
pounds, with oven 20x22$ fl "l
inches, at onlv ijcl
Same Move with white enameled res
ltegular No. 8 sie Jewel steel ranjre
(with five lids) with tven 1822J
inches, full nickel trimmed and
witn uign eiosei ana reservoir.
weight 560 pounds,
These prices are for our best and heaviest goods, no
seconds. If you can use any of the above sizes, it is
money in your pocket , to take 'advantage of these
prices whiie they last.
j&Ifeii . Mvers & Company
Oproslte Ilarper House. 1821 SECflXD ATE
LIGHT CONTRACT LET.
People's Power Company to Fur
nish City Illumination Five
EIGHT TWEES ABE ORDERED.
Two for th Seventh and One Each for
the Six Other Wards Plans for the Im
provement of the Bluff Park "Kail war
Company Atk. Extension of Its Fran
The city council, at its monthly
session last night, awarded to the
People's Power company a contract
for the lighting of the streetsvof Rock I iDg in the city
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were lefidents ol . irieasant valley,;
I Scott county, Iowa, where the de-
ceased was born. She wag a niece of
Judre J. W. Spencer. She was the
second wife of Mr. Montgomery") who
survives with four children: Laura,
Sadie, Willi and George. Mrs. Mont
gomery also leaves one sister, Mrs.
Charles Jfewell, of Davenport, and
two brothers, J. E. Spencer, of Rock
Island, and Daniel Spencer, of Castle
I Creek, Idaho. The funeral will be
held at the residence at 2 p. m. Thurs
- PERSONAL AND SOCIAL.
" Rev. C. E. Taylor is iu Aledo to-;
M. A. Steele returned to Chicago
Dan Xormoyle, of Chicago, is visit-
Island for a term of hve years, at a
cost of f 15,024 per annum. There
are to te eight towers, two in the
Seventh and one each in the
six lower wards. Each tower will be
equipped with sjx. lights. Irv, addi
tion there will be 154 of the" kind of
low lights at present in use se dis
tributed as to give the best service.
the plan being to have the residence
portion nearly as well illuminated as
ine business section. n& wtrtract
provides that the lights shall be in
operation all night every night ex
cept the three ni?hts in the month
when the moon shines at full blast
Under the old contract, the city paid
per light. The rate to be paid
now is f 4.3 per light. Aid. Uall
opposed the adoption of the lire and
Iiirht committee s report, recom
mending the awarding of the lighting
contract, holding that the location of
the low lights should nrst be deter
mined. He stood alone in the nega
Improvement of Parks.
At his request authority was given
Mayor Medill and the park committee
to have drafted plans for the improve
ment of the park lands on the bluffs.
The property donated to the muni
cipalitv by the Weverhauser syndi
cate, and lying between Fifteenth and
Seventeenth streets, and Twelfth and
Eighteenth avenues, it is the major's
idea to connect up with the reservoir
park by a boulevard. He told t lie coon
cilthat he would like to see the work
becun the cominjr summer, and a
litte done each year until both prop
erlies are improved and beautified on
a scale of uiairnitieence such as all
citizens hope they will eventually be
He said that he expected there would
be some handsome donations of money
and also of ornaments.
Proporty holders in the vicinity of
Fortieth street obiect to the invasion
of Third avenue by the Terminal com
pany, which they understand has made
surveys and intends .laying tracks
aionr mat inorourhlare. Aney con
tend that the company can procure a
right-of-way just as good aloDg the
river there. The petition of the prop
erty holders was read to the council
and referred to the street and allev
The Diamond Jo company, through
it agents, Laiuout & JSoii, asked for
permission to erect a warehouse on
the levee. The matter was referred to
the street and alley committee.
There wasacoramtinication from the
Tri-Citv Railway company, asking an
extension of all ordinances under
which it operates of 25 years from
date. The company explained that
mis was necessary in order that a
suitable loan may be negotiated for
money needed to carry on contem
plated improvements in its system,
all of which meant for the people a
better street railway service. The
company stated that it would submit
an ordinance at any time designated
oy me council, ana noped lor an
early consideration of the matter
The communication was referred to
the street and alley committee.
A request of the Tri-City Labor
congress that the council take no ac
tion on the extension of franchise
asked by the street railway company
until alter the meeting of the congress
next Sunday, was placed on file.
P. C. Jones, an old time resident of
Davenport, died at his home in that
citv yesterday, aged 64 years. His
death was due to grrip. Mr. Jones
was well known in Rock Island
Since 1891 he had been engaged in
the transfer business. He is survived
bv live children: Mrs. James Cosgrove
ami Mrs. J. Harrison, of Davenport:
Oliver P., of Denver: Mrs. Kate Kane,
of St. Paul, and Christopher Jones,
of Kansas l nv.
Miss Amanda I led man died at St
Anthony's hospital yesterday after
noon of brain fever and heart trouble.
after an illness of three davs. Miss
lied man was Inirn in Sweden and was
IX years of age. She was a member
of the Congregational church of
Oalva, where her mother and step
father, Mr. and Mrs. Feter fclrand.
reside. Miss Ilcdman had a host of
friends iu the cast end of the citv
where she had made her home for the
last year. The remains were shipped
to l.alva today for iiurial.
Anions Oliver Skinner, ajred 16
years and son of Mr. and Mrs. A. A
Skinner, 739 Fifteenth street, died at
11:45 last night of brain fever, super
induced by grip. Amous was a :en
isl and industrious lov. The funeral
will occur Wednesday at 10 a. m.
at the residence of O. 11. Birkel
35 Fifteenth street. It will be pri
vate, owing to the illness of a younger
Mrs. Martha Montgomery, wife of
John Montgomery, 421 Twelfth street.
lied at no clock last evening. of heart
disease aged 50 years. Mrs. Montgoru"-
ery maiden name was Martha bpen
cer. She was the oldest of four children
I of Mr. and Mrs. Roswell Spencer, who
A. G. Wirt, of Gloucester., 111., has
been visiting in the city. '
Postmaster T. II. Thomas and M. E.
Sweeney are in Springlield.
Mr. and Mrs. William II. Thomas
aro the proud parents of a new boy.
The youngest daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Dennis Coleman is seriously ill.
Miss Josie Little has retarned home
to Freeport after a visit with South
Rock I sland friends.
Miss Helen Piatt has returned after
a month's visit with ner brother,
Harry Piatt, of Chicago.
Mrs. R. Crownover, who has been
the guest of Mrs. A. M. Kough, 520
Thirtieth street, left for Chicago today.
Capt. Curtis McD. Townsend was
elected an honorary ruemlier of the
Davenport Business Men's association
Benjamin A. Angel, of La Porte
City, Iowa, and Miss Evelyn Over
stiller, of Galesbunr. were married
last Saturday by Rev. C. E. Taylor
Dr. Charles E. Kahlke, of Chicago,
has been in the city a few davs visit
inr his parents before sailing for
Vienna, where he will spend six
months in study.
K. t. JJawson, oi liombav, India, is
registered at the Harper. He is an
engineer in the employment of tho
English government, and is here
learning American methods of blast
ing and removing rock from the riv
era. lie has been in conference with
Capt. C. McD. Townsend.
Miss Lottie Foster entertained tho
the attaches of the Central Union Tel
ephone exchange at her home on
Twentieth street last evening. A
luncheon was served and there was an
intormal musicaie. ine hours were
most pleasautly whiled away. Miss
Foster proving a delightful hostess
ARE OFF FOR GALESBURG.
Rock Island Delegates to Work for State
George Schneider, W. B. Pettit and
W.J. Moeller went to Galesburg to
day as delegates from the Rock Island
Retail Merchants' association to at
tend ina state convention of mer
chants. They will make a strong ef
fort to secure for Rock Island the
next meeting of the state association.
B. D. Connelly and T. F. La Velle
go to ijaiesourg tomorrow as repre
sentatives of the Rock Island Club
to extend an invitation to the Retail
Merchants1 association to hold its
next meeting in this city.
Robert Cox was arrested last night
for a breach of the peace, complained
of by Goddard, the Twentieth street
saloonkeeper. Goddard later with.
drew the charge. Cox then had God
dard arrested for keeping his saloon
open on Sunday. When the case was
called for trial in Magistrate Stafford's
court today, Cox was not on hand to
prosecute, and Goddard was dis
Charles Kuhn and wife, hailingfrom
Missouri, arrived in Rock Island last
night, minus money and friends. Mr3,
Kuhn was ill. They appealed to
Mayor Medill, who provided accom
modations for them at the Maucker
Charles liecker, a stranger, nine
weeks ago fell and sprained an ankle.
lie was sent by the authorities to t
Anthony's hospital. He was dis
charged from the institution yester
day. Today he made a misstep and
sprained the ankle again. He is at
The police department made 20 ar
rests during the month ot January.
the charges being as follows: DiS'
turbing religious meeting 1. drunk
enness 2, carrying concealed weapons
1, vagrancy o. fugitive lrom justice
1, keeping tippling house open on
Sunday 2, defrauding hotel 1. disor
derly conduct 3, assault and battery
2, larceny 1.
Endorses Rogers Kill.
At a meeting of the general faculty
ol Augustana college, held teh. b. the
following resolution was passed:
Resolved, That we. the general
faculty of Augustana college and
theological seminary located at Rock
Island, hereby unanimously endorse
as a whole the Rogers bin, towit:
An act to amend section three, enti
tled "An Act to Revise the Law in
Relation to Universities, Colleges,
Academies and Other Institu tions of
Learning." Approved March 24,
1874. introduced into the legislature
of the state of Illinois by Representa
tive Curtis Jan. 26, 1899.
MR. GALLOWAY OUT.
Resignation as Head of the
Fraternal Tribunes is
K. M. WHITHAM SUCCEEDS HDL
H. A. Weld, of Rock Island, Appointed to
the Vacancy Caused by the Elevation of
the Tlce Chief Tribune Action of the
Board of Regents at Its Meeting Held
At a meeting of the board of re
gents of the Fraternal Tribunes, held
this afternoon at the order's head
quarters on Second avenue, the resig
nation of Hon. W. C. Galloway, of
Aledo, the supreme tribune of the
society, was accepted.
K. M. Whitham. of Aedo, vice chief
tribune, succeeds to the vacancy
caused by Mr. Galloway's retirement
The board appointed 11. A. Weld, of
Rock Island, chief tribune of Home
Tribunal Xo. 1, to till the office made
vacant by the elevation of Mr.
The regents present at the meeting
were: ' Dr. A. L. Craig, of Chicago;
J. C. Thomson, of Rock Island, and
K. M. Whitham, of Alt. do. Robert
Rexdale, supreme orator of the order,
was also in attendance.
Reason for Retiring.
Mr. Galloway assigns as reason for
his resignation hisinabilityon account
of personal business matters to give
the attention necessary to do the
work required of the supreme tribune,
an office he has filled since the organ
ization of the society two years ago.
MOLINE GRANTS FRANCHISE.
Ordinance Passed Iast Evening for the
Trl-Clty Railway Company Privileges.
By unanimous vote at its meeting
last evening the Moline city council
passed the ordinance granting the
new franchise asked by the Tri-City
Railway company. The provisions
as agreed upon are that the company
issue transfers from the bluff lines
good on the down town lines either to
East Moline or West Rock Island,
transfers being also given from these
lines to the bluff lines. The fare from
Moline bluffs to Rock Island via Fair
mount and Elm street lines is to be
5 cents. The company also agrees to
vestibule its cars within a year and
provide all cars with fenders within
two years. The provision for re
duced fares for workingmen morning
and evening was not included. The
railway people also agree to vacate
certain tracks on Fourth avenue and
run on Fifth avenue, to avoid close
proximity to the iailroad tracks. It
was also agreed by the company that
it would make any other reasonable
concessions that future business
A Convict's Reiinest.
J he Burlington road each year
sends out something like 60,000 large
wall maps of the United States with
the lines of the road shown in display.
That these are popular is evidenced by
the letter recently received bv the
passenger department from a convict
in the penitentiary at Deer Lodge,
Mont. It reads as follows: "I am
in the Montana state prison, serving
a long terra. I have no friends uor
any money, so am very lonely in my
prison cell. W hat 1 want to ask you
is, will you please send me a hanger
of the United States; I believe you
call it the commercial map of the
United Mates.-" If you will, 1 can pass
a good many months looking it over.
which will pass my time away. If
you cannot do it, please let me know-
so I will know that you got this let
May Take Off the Fast Trains.
The Chicago -Times-Herald says to
day: ! vveive-hour passenger ser
vice between Chicago and Omaha will
not Iks discontinued next Sunday, as
was predicted, though the chances
are that the Rock Island and North
western will take off their fast trains
before, the tirst of the coming month;
While the matter is still under con
sideration, the Burlington and Mil
waukee & St. Paul will tlo nothing
preparatory to shortening their sched
An A me lean Railroad In China.
Moneyed men lrom the United States have
secured a francbi.se for building a railroad from
Hong Kong to Han Kow. China, a distance of
nearly 700 miles. While railroads are neces
sary to a nation's prosperity .health ishtillmore
necessary. A sick man can't make money if
i here are a thousand railroads. One of the rea
sons why America Is so progressive is tbe fact
tbat in every Orun store U soil Hostetter's
Stomach Bitters, tbat celebrated tonic for tbe
weak, appetizer for the dyspeptic aid seda
tive for the nervous. It i-s taken with trreat
success by thousand of men and women who
;irc run down, p jlo and weak. It increases the
weight, an! tho ifaia is perm-inent and sub
We, the nndersigned, do hereby
agree to refnnd the money on a oO-
cent bottle of Greene's Warranted
Syrup of Tar if it fails to cure your I
cough, or cold. We also guarantee a
25-oent bottle to prove satisfactory or
liOEST VOX JVOKCXEITZ.
Notice of I'lssolutlon.
Not'ce is hereby give that the part
nership heretofore existing between
the undersigned, under the lirni name
of J. & M. Koseuiield. at liock Island,
111., has this day been dissolved by
The business of the said firm will
be continued by a corporation known
as J. & M. Rosentield, at the same ad
dress, which corporation will pay all
debts of the above urm. ana is hereby
authorized to collect all outstanding
accounts of taid firm.
Dated at Rock Island, 111., this 1st
day of January. A. D. 1899.
Meyer Roses ki eld.
Only one remedy in the world that
will at once 6top itchiness of the skin
in any part of the body; Doan 8 Oint
ment. At any drug store, price 60 1
cents, tor sale uy Marshall cc risher.
' Change of Firm March 1st.
Everything in our big store going at bargain prices. We
have agreed to reduce stock $50,000.00 by March 1st,
when the new firm takes possession.
: ' Allnewspringstcck, contracted for last fall and now
coming in, goes with the rest, the same way. It's a Hercu
lean task to reduce stock $50,000.00 and at the same time
absorb and dispose of all these new goods now coming,
but we pan do it, and we will do it.
The schedule of prices all over the store is bound to
work the stock down. It's a feast of bargains such as
the people of this vicinity have never seen before, even
at McCabe's. Everything, from the cheapest to the best
merchandise, goes during February at prices you can't
afford to piss by.
A hundred and fifty thousand dollars' worth of the
best goods money can buy. Be on hand and get your
share of the plums. First come, first served.
1720, 1722, 1724, 1726, 1728 Second Avenue.
Annex, 219 Eighteenth St.
Our Reduction Sale
Should Interest You.
We are. going to give you a chance to buy your winter
garments of us. If prices are an object, you will surely
come and visit us. We expect to make a special efTort for
OXK WEEK and give you a chance to make your selection.
Our line is new and varied.
One Fourth Price Off on Overcoats, Ulsters and
i:,0 MEN'S CAPS $1.00
100 MEN'S CAPS 75c
75 MEN'S CAPS 50C
50 MEN'S CAPS J5c
ALL ROYS' CAPS 75 AND 50 CENTS GO AT J5C
SOMMERS & La VELLE.
1804 Second Avenue
What Is Quality?
Quality is an clement of goodness which all
desire and few attain.
Why the Few?
Recause quality means the use of tho best of
everything. For instance, in bicycles: It
takes good material, good men. good thought,
. good time, to produce quality. If you buy a
bicycle of quality like the Cleveland, it is
right and proper to pay for what yo u get.
So Quality Costs?
The best of anything is of more value than
of the ordinary or common thing of the same
class. Only a few attain perfection, and
these few are of higher value. The manu
facturer who uses the best of materials, the
best of machinery and the liest men, will pro
duce the lest of quality. The Cleveland is
the liest of quality.
The Cleveland Represents Quality,
At Phil S.Wilcher's
Cook Stoves for
1 n 1 ; $1400.
r ( Cook Stores with Reeerrolr for
$15 00,! ' I i
Full size No. 8 Stores, Square Oven