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THE ABOTS. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1899.
That you are going to pick out are
now on display at our big stores.
You will want a littTe time to look
over our immense stock and make
selections from the grand array of
pretty things that we have suitable
suitable for gifts.
This is Just the Time
And see the hundreds of useful
presents that are on exhibition.
Ycu can get first pick and have
them laid away so you will not be
bothered during the holiday rush.
We invite you to call and inspect
our handsome stock.
& Sa Mann
Cor. Sixteenth Street and Second Avenue
Spalding and B. G. I. Golf
Agrippa and Musselburg golf balls. Dupli
cate whist boards. Boxing gloves, punching
bags and sweaters. Gymnasium supplies of all
kinds. Bicycles and sundries. Repairing of
We can repair anything from a nut-meg
to a clap of thunder.
1730 Second avenue and 202 Eighteenth street, Rock Island.
W. C. Maucker.
F. J. Tonn.
The new firm will not give a gold dollar for ninety
cents, but we will give honest values for your
money. We have a fine line of California canntd
and dried fruits, also a full line of the best canned
vegetables, of pickles, kraut and in fact all articles
usually kept in a first-class store.
Goods and Prices Considered We are Second to None in the
Business in This City or Vicinity.
The Much Discussed Subject
Brought Up Once
DIAMOND JO BEBEWS ITS OITER.
ATRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.
Corner 17th street and 4th avenue.
General Superintendent Killeen Says Hi
Steamboat Line Stand Ready to Vat I p
a Bonding- The City's Rlcbt and the
Caase of Delay so Far About Time to
Capt. John Killeen, general super
intendent of the Diamond Jo line,
made The A kg is a pleasant call yes
terday afternoon. While the Dia
mond Jo steamers pave Rock Island a
wide berth in the channel during the
pa9t season. Capt. Killeen declares
that he has lost none of his kindly
feeling toward this city. "The
whole matter, " he said, i merely a
difference of opinion, which we are
hoping may le adjusted before anoth
er "season of navigation opens, and
you are at liberty to say that the Dia
mond Jo company comes to the city
of Hock Island with the same proposi
tion that it did a year ago, to-wit, to
erect a tirst-class, up-to-date ware
house, one that will be attractive in
appearance, substantial and perma
nent, if the city will give to us the
rb'ht to put up such a builiing on the
Company Desire to ltd Reasonable.
When asked if the Diamond Jo com
pany would be willing to bind It -elf
to the city to permit other boats to
use its warehouse, under terms that
the city might dictate in the failure
of the company to agree upon terms
with other lines of boats, and other
wise to submit to the city for arbi
tration all matters that might arise
affecting the friendly relations of all
steamboat interests," due to rivalry of
interests or otherwise, Capt. Killeen
replied that hiscompany sought to be
reasonable. He said while, as a matter
of course, it would be williug to rec
oguize the city's rights and to submit
to them in all reasonable regulations,
yet that matters affecting the relations
of his company and other steamboat
interests consti uted another thing,
but that the Diamond Jo company had
never had any trouble in getting along
in other river cities with other steam
boat lines, and that in most instances
the other lines had made free use of
the Jo line warehouses. On the point
the settlement of which is essential to
the insuring of the city against more
than one warehouse on the river front,
should even so much of a concession
be allowed, Capt. Killeen did not
speak with entire favor, although he
expressed himself as desirous of hav
ing some arrangements made such as
would give the company t lie facilities
here that it feels entitled to.
Taking every phase of the situation
as affecting the levee warehouse into
consideration, Tiik Akii"s still in
clines to the lx-lief that the best solu
tion of the matter reposes in the city
erecting the building and controlling
it, and it issatislied that such a course
would have been adopted last summer
but for the obstructions . thrown
in the way by a few who suc
ceeded in frightening contractors
into the idea that radical measures
would be adopted to prevent the erec
tion of a building under conditions of
that nature if the council counte
nanced it. The consequence was that
nothing was done, all that was ac
complished by those who opposed
one method, but offered no better in
its place, leing to permit the matter to
go over to another season unsolved.
Ouestlon Should He Settled.
The question of a levee warehouse
has now about reached the stage
where procrastination should give
place to action of some nature in time
that all interested may kuow what
to expect before another river season
opens. The city owes it to the tax
payers to protect their rights on the
river front, and to maintain control
of all t bat pertains thereto, but the
river interests should not be lost
sight of either. Business men of
Rock Island, not only the shippers
and those affected by through boats,
but the retail merchants who are ben
etited by the local trade, want some
disposition made of the matter, and
this should be done, and before
long. There is a duty to all involved
to be considered one that forcibly
The Winona and Pilot were in and
The stage of water at the Rock Isl
and bridge at 6 a. m. was 3.65 and
BOTH SIDES ARE HEARD.
Victim and Defendant Testify la Carnes
Hugh Bresnahan, late yesterday
afternoon, was placed on the witness
stand in the circuit court to relate his
version of the stabbing affray of
which he was the victim and for
which Richaid Carnes, an ex-member
of the Rock Island police force, is be
ing prosecuted. The charge against
Carnes is assault with intent to kill.
Bresnahan told the story in sub
stance as it has been heretofore pub
lished in The Argis. lie said Carnes
and he had an argument over Chris
tian Science. They disagreed and
came to the conclusion that the
manly art was the only agency by
which they could arrive at a satisfac
tory solution of their dispute. The
trouble occurred near the Fifth ave
nue street car barn July 30. Bresna
han stated tlTey were to" have the light
behind the billlwards on the south
side of the avenue; that he was walking
behind Carnes. going in the direction
of the battle ground, when Carnes
suddenly swung around and plunged
aknife into him, penetrating his left
lung. He said he afterwards drew a
knife to defend himself. Bresnahan
said he was confined to his home for a
month. Before the trouble Bresna
han said Carnes and he had been
Carnes testilied in his own behalf
today. He admitted stabbing Bresna
han," but declared he did so in seli-
detense, Bresnahan having lirst drawn
a knife on him and made a move
toward him as if he meant to cut him.
Carnes said further that he tried to
dissuade Bresnahan from taking the
argument so seriouslv, but that the
latter seemed determined to pick a
light with h:m. After about thirty
citizens had been placed on the stand
to testify to the good character of
Carnes, the defense rested its case.
The jury selected to try the case is
com posed of Charles Pruessing. James
Solander. Joe J-nslev, n. a. Jicuon
aid, W. II. Crawley. J. W. McNall,
Frank Denhardt. Arthur (1. Genims.
John A. Melvin. J. 11. Driggs, J. R.
Xewton and James McAfee.
Hon. William McEuirv states that
the report given out at the circuit
clerk s cilice to the effect that a new
trial bad been aked for William Da
vis, alias Julius Li ui bach, was erro
neous; that such a move had been
discussed, but not decided upon, and
probably would not be.
PERSONAL AND SOCIAL.
The temperature at noon
"Grasp All and Lose All.
Manv people are so intent on
grasping all" that they lose strength '
of nerves, appetite, digestion, health.'
Fortunately these may be restored by J
taking Hood's Sarsaparilla. which has (
put many a business man on the road,
to success by giving nun good diges
tion, strongnerves and a clear brain.
It does the same thing for weak and
Hood's Pills cure sick headache, .
What a Well Known Railroad Man
and resident of Lima thinks of Foley's '
... . S- Y t. V . . II , l t
great deal with the backache. I was '
induced IP try xuie a jxmuejr uic
and one bottle entirely relieved me.
I gladly recommend it to any one,
especially my friends among the
train men, who are very generally
similarly afflicted. George IL Uau
san. Engineer on L. E. i W. railway.
Hon. William Jackson was in Port
Mrs. Lula Slaughter went to Coffee-
ville. Kan., last night.
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Cash departed
last night for Xewton, Kan.
Miss Mary Hall returned to St. Paul
today after a visit in the city.
Miss Clara Weer, of Carlinville, 111.,
is visiting Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Goff.
Mrs. Robert Fraer left today for
Davis, III., to spend Thanksgiving.
City Attorney and Mrs. J. K. Scott
are attending the grand opera in Chi
cago. Mis. Ann Cox, who has been visit
ing in tbe city, left night for Hutchi
son, Kan. .
F. R Crocker, head banker of the
Modern Woodmen, is in the city from
Officer Barney McCabe has returned
from Smoux City, Iowa, where he vis
ited his brother, J. t. McCabe.
Mrs. Joseph Kopp and Miss Pauline
Bolts are today attending the funeral
of Charles Singleman in Hampton.
Capt. Joseph Buisson, of Wabasha,
Minn., is in the city on business. The
captain is president of the Mississippi
River Pilots' association.
R. T.' Hoaglund. of Chicago, and
Dr. Charles M. Hollister, coach of
Northwestern university, are to be
two of tbe officials of the Illinois-Iowa
football game to be played here
Mr. and Mrs W. F. Keiser were
pleasantly surprised last night at
their home, 323 Twentieth street1 by
about sixty of their friends who
brought a number of appropriate re
membrances of the happy event.
Michael Raphael, a well known re
tired business man, died at his home
in Davenport Monday night, aged 67
The funeral of John Higney, who
died at St. Anthony's hospital j-ester-day
of dropsy, aged 67 v ears, occurred
at 10 o'clock this morning from
Knox's undertaking rooms, with in
terment at Calvary cemetery. Mr.
Higney, who had resided in Rock Isl
and for years, was born in Donegal,
Ireland, and came to America in 1867.
Rock Island relatives have received
the sad intelligence of the death this
morning at New Market, Iowa, of
Mrs. J. G. Fitzpatrick, formerly Miss
Mary Kinney, of this city. She is
survived by her mother, Mrs. Daniel
WiikiDS. and sisters, Mrs. T. G. Haire,
of this citv. Mrs. E II Leins, of Chi
cago and Mrs. Wickliffc Kunckel, of
Moline. and one brother. J. C. Kinney,
An Important Difference.
To make it apparent to thousands
who think themselves ill that they
are not afflicted with any disease, but
that the system simply needs cleans
ing, is to bring comfort home to their
hearts, as a costive condition is easily
cured by nsing Syrup of Figs. Manu
factured by the California Fig Syrup
company only and sold by all druggist-
MOVE OFTHE CENTRAL
Telephone Company to Make a
Proposition to Moline
REDUCTION IN BATES EXPECTED.
Telegram From General Manager Carney
Prompts a Postponement of Action on
Independent Movement by the Iluslness
Men's Association. While Ketall Mer
chants Endorse the Rival Exchange.
Committees representing the Rock
Island Club and the Retail Merchants'
Protective association attended a
meeting of the Moline Busiuess Men's
association last night to hear further
discussion of the question of indepen
dent telephone exchanges in the two
cities, which several outside parties
are here prepared to promote. At the
joint conference held last week at the
Rock Island Club, action was deferred
at the request of the Moline commit
teemen, who said they did not feel
clothed with ihe proper authority to
record the preference of their organi
zations on the telephone proposition,
and asked for further time, the under
standing being that a final vote would
be taken at the meeting in Moline last
When the Rock Island committee
men reached Moline they learned that
the telephone was to be the chief
topic before two meetings, those of
the Bus:ness Men's association and
the Retail Merchants' association.
Position of Merchants.
The merchants passed a resolution
endoroing the movement for a rival
exchanges -.while the Business Men's
association. .decided to await a propo
sition lookm; to a reduction in rates,
which President Morgan had been
assured bv General Manager Carney
the Central Union would make just as
soon as the company s president, Mr,
Jackson, returned from the east, as it
is stated he is the only otlicial of the
Central Union authorize 1 to alter the
rates. This information was received
in a telegram from General Manager
Carney, in response to a letter Dr.
Morgan had written to the Central
Union's headquarters in Chicago.
The meeting felt that it was proper to
allow the Central L nion to be heard
before acting, and therefore adjourn
ment was taken until Dec. 5.
Alois and Florence, son and daugh
ter of August Engels, whose ages are
11 and 12 respectively, and who ran
away from home a few weeks ago, are
botu back again. The children only
got as far as Cable, where they put
up at the home of Mrs. Fred Hergot, a
friend of the family, and wnere they
were located by Chief Miller. The
chief went out after them yesterday.
Alois saw the officer coming toward
the house and skipped out. Florence
was brought home on the afternoon
train. When Alois found his sister
gone he became lonesome and took the
next train home.
Edward Bloomquist and Miss Lena
A. Dunkelgoth, both of Sherrard, were
married by Judge Adams at noon to
day at the court house.
William Balschmiter and Miss Mary
Sampson, a Davenport couple, were
married yesterday afternoon at tbe
court bouse. Judge Luciau Adams
performing the ceremony.
Nov. 20 George G. Griffin to Rock
Island Mutual Building Loan & Sav
ings association, lot 8, block 3,
Moore's Second add., Moline. $1.
Charles H. Poe to Hiram W. Rey
nolds, lot 1, block 191, town of East
Annette II.'Guyer et al. to V'oro
niki Beck, lot 8. block 2. Guyer's
Second add.. Rock Island, $200.
H. B. Smith to Sharp T. Giles, lot
20, block 3, Smith & White's add..
South Moline. $1 000.
Alice A. Briggs to Charles W. Lohe.
lot 23, block 2. Briggs' add.. South
Rock Island, $125.
Emilv N. Lowry to Henrietta Mc
Allister, part outlot 4, ne 24, 19, le,
August Sealens to Pauline Van
Du'iuan, n 32 feet lot .13, first add.,
E lgewood Park, Rock Island. $675.
Jbrank Archer to Edward P. Lewis,
lot 14. block 3. Rodman's subdiv..
Rock Island. $700.
Benjamin .Gee to Jacob Stewart,
part lot 14, block 2, .StewaU's add..
Sou-h Moline, f 1.000.
Orville E. Shelby to Jacob Stewart,
n lot 1. block 4, Stewart's add.,
South Moline. $750.
Nov. 21 Emil Evers to Emil Kuhl.
s 10 feet lot 16, and n 30 feet lot 15.
block 4, Black Hawk add.. Rock Isl
Charles Oberg to Rock Island Brew
ing company, part lot 10. block 14,
Chicago or lower add.. Rock Island,
Rinnah Wells by heirs to Mary J.
Dougherty, lot 10 assessor's plat 10,
17, lw, fl.
Ann C. Stone to Rosalie S. Wells.
lot 9. and w 25 feet lot 8, block 12. J.
W. Spencer's first add.. Rock Island,
Howard Wells by administrator to
Ann C. Stone, lot 9, and west 25 faet
lot 12, J. W.Spencer's first add.. Rock
island, f OU.
George E. Bailey to Herman J.
Huyett. lot 4, -block 2, Dickson &
Young's add., Camden Mills (Milan,)
John W. Heaney to William E.
Heaney, blocks 32, 33, 35 and 36, Bri
ham's aid., original town of Cordova,
and part wj se, 31, 20, 2e, $1,000.
L. S. McCabe c2 Co.
5,500 Yards of High Class Silks at 25 to 60 Per Cent
Voder Actual Value.
Special cash purchase which will afford silk buyers the greatest oppor
tunity of the year. Rich brocades in evening shades, elegant print warp
taffetas, manufactured by Doherty and Wadsworth. Colored taffetas, black
Peau de Soie, Duchesse and Faille Silk9 from the famous looms of the Sterling
Silk Manufacturing Co., Patterson. N. J. bought by us at from 25 to 60
per cent under real value. This week we divide them in three great lots
Nlnety-eiht cent blark brocade. 8.V-colored taffetas. ti3c black Duchesse. Se CQ7
novelty silks and corded silks, choice per yard
Black satin Duchesse. cannelle stripes, satin plaids and evening shades in elegant 7C1
brocades, worth up to 1.4.S. choice per yard
Choice of the finest qualities In fancy warp print taffetas embroidered evening
silks, wonderful oQeriut? of tl.Ht. l.5j, l.7.". fc." and ti.to silks, all at Sjc a 89C
A special display of Scotch, Irish
and German linens, gathered with
care from the world's best looms for
our Thankseiving exhibit. Patterns
are unusually beautiful, and every
yard bears the imprint of quality and
there's magnetism in the prices. This
is the time of all the year to renew
the linen supply aud save money by
doing it. Only a few of the many
good things can find space in this ad.
The department is full of desirable
72-inch bleached satin damask
regular $1.25 quality QSC
10 pieces heavy bleached Scotch
table linen, 66 inches wide,
the 75c quality 64c
68-inch bleac hed table linen, an
exceptional value, 6:c kind 49C
Napkins, large J -size, bleached
satin damask, $3 quality, for,
per dozen ." $2.68
Napkins, all linen, half
bleached. $1.60 quality, for,
per dozen 1.29
Towels, large size, hemstitched
linen, buck, extra value for 22c
Crash toweling, all pure linen,
18 inches wide, 12Jc kind. SlC
Heavy all linen unbleached
crash toweling far 5c
A Grand Offer in Women's
Coats and Jackets.
The past week we have been on the
sharp lookout for coat bargains. To
show you why the iuterest and sales
in this busy department surpass those
of any previous year, despite the mild
weather, we will sell:
50 handsome coats of Venetian, bou
cle, kersey and cheviot in black,
royal, navy, tan and castor, every
garment man-tailored, remarkabfe
at $5 apiece.
Coats in the lot worth up to $10.
Yeur choice of any, $5; ouly 50 in all.
Another Lamp Surprise.
Our customers will remember the
lamp sales we have held in the past.
At 3 o'clock each afternoon, Tuesday,
Wednesday anil Thursday, we will
sell 25 big, line lamps, worth
$1.50 each, for, apiece 50c
Handsome Moral decorations cast open
work foot, 8-inch globe, Ill-inches
to topof chimney, easily worth $1.50 .
One to a customer, none to
children, a half dollar apiece. 50c
See our east crockery window.
Can now be had ready to wear just when you want
them without creating any doubt in yeur mind as to
the advisability of forsaking your tailor. As in suits
and overcoats the science of trouser making has prog
ressed to that degree that
Ninety Men Out of Every 100 can be Fitted as Welt
with a Pair of Trousers from Our Ready-to-wear
as the merchant tailor could make for twice the
money. Come in and try it. It won't take a minute
to slip a pair on and to slip them off again, if you
don't like them, and if you do buy a pair and are
displeased the next day you can bring them back and
get your money.
Duchess Trousers $2 to $5, Fancy Cheviot and Cas
slmere Trousers $2.50 to $5, and Fancy
Worsted Trousers $2. 75 to $6.
1804 Second Avenue
The Old Fashioned Pumps
Are rapidly being replaced by
pumps of modern construction
We make a specialty of this sort
of work, and want to furnish
estimates to everybody. We
have special facilities and we can
afford to give special terms.
112 West Seventeenth Street.
We advise yon to buy a good Range when you purchase, and to be
sure it is a good one. It may seem odd that we advise that, as it
would seem to be in our favor to sell you another Range, and
thus make more profit.
WOULD IT PROFIT US?
It certainly would not, as, if the first was not a success, you would
look elsewhere for tbe second. We sell good goods at fair prices,
and guarantee our goods to give satisfaction. This is true not only
of our Acorn Ranges, but on all our goods. Look over our lines
and get oar prices.
Phil S. Wilcher,
303 Twntletb Stresu