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THE ROCK ISTj'ANT) ARGUS; FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 189.
An elegant line of
iLloy d & Stewart J
Silk and Linen
Silk. Plush and
of all the
Collars and Caffs.
White and Fancy
Our Grand Opening
SFCall and see them. They must
must be seen to be appreciated.
1804 Second Ave. Rock Island
Fine line of
in different styles.
Jersey & Cloth
All the latest styles
of all kinds and
dollar & Cuff
of all kinds.
.A-llDumis marked down..
Pastel Pictures, all prices.
Elegant Frames very Reasonable
Prang's X-Mas Cards Booklets.
Portfolios of Etchings by Loms K. Harlow.
Henneckey's Sta uary,
Roger's Goods. -
Fine Stationery by the qaire or ream. Call ao:l examine.
KINGSBURY & SON,
1703 Second avenue.
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DOES IT MEAN BCS1NESS?
The Propontiira te Buy the Water,
works The .aviabtiuy ff Nrlllna;
at Proper Flcares What May Corn
Last night's A rocs made allusion to a
movement on f cot looking to the pur
chase of the Rook Island water works.
The assertion was verified later in the
day by the filing; with City Clerk Koehler
by O. J. Dimick. in behalf of gentlemen
from Chicago .nd Cincinnati who have
been in the city for a few days, of the
following brief but important proposi
tion: "Gentlemen. Will you please seta
price, spot cash, on the waterworks, if
for sale. If n3t favorably considered
please star wbat will buy the city's in
terest in Union oquare, the city to give a
special warranty deed. The principals I
represent will take all chances of defect
In view of tha city's present financial
state, there can be no question as to the
advisability of the sale of the water
works if the right price can be
obtained in "Biiot cash." The present
estimated value is (250.000; of course
the city would not consider a proposition
for any less. Since the construction cf
the works eight years ago, the expenses
have been $65,785; the cost of incidental
construction vater mains, etc. has
been $28,563 5i, making a total of $94,
297; while the city's income in that
period hap been $113,161. During the
last municipal year the city paid out
$8,998 for ordinary running tx
penses, and i 7,770 for construction,
amounting in the aggregate to
$16,768, while the city got in $16,467
from rents. Tae sale would relieve the
city of a burder, there is no doubt about
that, and the iroceeds, if the estimated
value is obtained, would wipe out the
municipal debt and leave a balance in the
city treasury of some $30,000, besides
transferring to other polices ibe taxes that
now fall upon the citizens.
But there is Miotber way to look at it.
The city shouli not sell unless the pur
chasers are bo ind as to the limit of the
charges they may make for water rent
the people should be protected from ex
action, and tho city itself provided at
reasonable cost with hydrant protection.
These provisions made, the municipality
should have no hesitancy about helling
Then there in another very decided gain
to be made by the sale in the event of its
being consummated. A paid fire de
partment is on i of the improvements the
city is bound t make early in the coming
spring. Ii is at institution more necessary
and desirable for a growing city than
almost any cf the very commendable
propositions talked of by the Rock Island
Citizens' Improvement association. Es
scntial as the paved streets und uniform
sidewalks, they are but luxuries when
compared with this much felt want. New
enterprises and new industries will not
come to Rock Island until this means of
protection to i heir property is afforded.
The city must make the move if it is to
grow, aud it must be put on foot this
spring. The 30,000 ovei and above the
amount necess iry for the liquidation of
the municipal debt, would more than
equip such a department as Rock Island
would like to start out with, and as we
are certain of having the paid department
at any cost, this is one important reason
why the sale v. ould be desirable.
Altogether the Aliens favors the sale,
if there is such a thing as it being made
with the legal stipulation that the city
may fix the muximum of the rate of
charges for wt.ter rental.
the Union square proportion is not so
important. II it can be sold with the
understanding that it is to be built up
with substantial business blocks, sell it.
Anything is preferable to vacant property
and this piece is too small to be ever con
sidered as a park. Bounded as it is on
three sides by street railways, it ought to
bring a good price. Let's have business
blocks in the !ty, and parksmore remote
from the scenos of business activity.
THE SOCIAL WORLD.
Last Evening' Parties la thin City
an 4 Moline 8ome that are Com
lac. Mrs. William Hoffman gave a very fine
piano piano recital on Wednesday even
ing. Miss Lucia Connelly was instru
mentalist. Mrs. A. L. Morris gave a tea party this
afternoon to the young friends of her
niece, Miss Maud Montgomery, in honor
of her birthday.
A very nice children's party was given
in honor of Little Miss Florence Mixter,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mixter,
The Ladies' Grill club had one of its
yery pleasant gatherings at the residence
of P. L. Mitchell yesterday afternoon. A
novel lunch was served.
Mr. Will Keator, son of Mr. and Mrs.
S. J. Keator, gave a fine dancing party
last evening at his home on Twentieth
Btreet and Seventh avenue.
There was a pleasant social dance at
the residence of Mr. Cornelius Graham in
South Rock Island Wednesday evening.
A splendid lunch was served.
The gerinan at the home of Miss Mabel
Cady, at Moline last evening, attracted a
large number of society people from this
city, and proved a most excellently
Miss Lulu Bake "ntertained about
thirty couple of ber friends in a charm
ing manner at her mother's home on
Twenty. third street last evening Danc
ing was the order of the evening.
The Elm social club had its third re
ception and dance last evening at Armo
ry hall. Bleuer's orchestra furnished the
music and the occasion proved a most
delightful one in all respects.
Last evening Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Hurst
gave a most delightful card party at their
beautiful home, Nineteenth street and
Sixth avenue. There wen about twenty
present, and all the guests received pretty
A number of social gatherings arc an
nounced for tonight, the most prominent
of which is the complimentary party to
be given at the Harper by Messrs. T. R.
Harper, F. J. Kinney, W. H. Dart,
Geoige B. Pleasants, G. Tegeler, I. S.
White, H. C. McConnell. J. P. Weyer
hauser, Stewart Harper, M. Lee Gait. C.
C. Truesdale, L. C Blanding. W. H.
Marshall, W. B. Myers, Walter Freeman
and W. G. Whitehead.
The piano pupils of Mrs. Darrow gave
a pleasant recital yesterday afternoon at
Mrs. Darrow 'g home on Seventh avenue
and Twenty-fourth street. Those who
took part were May Carl, Minnie Jones,
May Freeman, Helen Loosley, Willie
Spencer, Chris. Koch, Lillie Thompson,
Mary Freeman, Susie Montgomery,
Harry Welch. May Walker, Willie Page.
Theodore Jennings, Margaret Stewart,
May Ferguson, Florence Dart. Mrs.
Loosley assisted the children in some of
their happiest presentations.
Madden Death at Davenport.
Early this morning occurred the death
of Geo. F. Kramer, police magistrate of
the city of Davenport, and well known in
this city. The fatal ailment was periton
etis. Mr. Kramer was taken ill about
two weeks ago, but not until a few days
since did his condition seem at all criti
cal. Last Monday, however, he began to
fail very fast. He was a native of Prus
sia born in 1833. He came to America
at an early age. and settled in Dayenport
more than thirty years ago. For a num
ber of years he was a clerk in the freight
office of the C, R. I. & P. in Davenport.
In 1832 he resigned that position to ac
cept the office of police magistrate, and
for the past six years he had performed
the duties of that office. He was very
popular in society and official station.
He was a member of the various singing
societies in Davenport, and of several
lodges. He was also an old soldier, hav
ing done service in his native as well as
his adopted country. He leaves a wife
and one son.
WALL PAPER at a BARGAIN
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We have the largest stock in the cltv. and are bound to sell, and prices
going to make it go.
"Painting, Graining and Paper Hanging done on short notice. All work
fuaranteed. Don't fail to note the place.
1401 Second Avenue.
A Bnrriaier'n Kallad.
Some time ago, says the Davenport
Times, through her attorney, A. P,
aicuuirK. rartnenia t$ uiey asked tor a
divorce from her husband, Richard E
Bailey, on the ground of desertion. In
her petition sue alleged, by mistake, that
she was married in June, 1835, whereas
the ceremony took place in 1831. The
bill was filed in May, 1885. A child,
Nellie, was torn to the couple. This
clerical erro- in the original petition
naturally makes one smile. Its absurdity
is capped by its ridiculousness. Of course
McGuirk wil. amend bis petition, while
the court will lose its gravity, the jurors
will cackle and the audience grin, when
the following poetical demurrer is read by
Attorney George E. Kubbell, who rep
resents the defendant:
Pabthmu, Bmlet I ScoM Co. Pi5rtct Court
Richard E Ba lit. f Demurrer.
Now cornea tbe defendant and u;s
Hedemnra io tbn bill and (iravii
Timt If 1 at ktee fact- that are true
Decree to the plaintiff' not due.
And for ran ne of demurrer relate h
That the petition thene fr.cts states
That in Julie, '85, were wed
Tbe parties bcreto; defendant tlion fled
With wiifu intent far away
And desert) ng, two years did stay.
Hill was Cltd in May. 'H5.
Marriage was placed in Jue, '85,
One month hfter suit, ns we see.
Therefore t o years absence can't be I
"Nellie C, if atbree years heir.
Alleged lav ful fruit f this pair. .
It ciin't be, for even tbe Lord,
Conld not d a tiling so absurd.
As to make a three year old child
In a month I Tha plaintiff!
bo we ask thin Honorable Court,
In making final report.
To adjudge tbe pleading as bad,
ISe.lie bad tome other "dad."
Can't Ciet Too Much ot a Uoad Thing-.
Many business men stop advertising as
soon as tbe Christmas trade is over on tbe
apparent assumption, that everybody is
going to quit buying. But appetites con
tiuue to flourish and clothes to wear out
just the same as if Christmas were still in
the future. Tbe business men who quit
advertising, however, are liable to think
that their dull trade proves tbe truth of
their assumption; but those who keep
right on advertising discover the contra'
ry. Those who continue to advertise will
do the business following the holidays;
ana the rule is that tbe most prosperous
business houses in every community are
those which advertise right along all the
year round. Clinton Herald.
Obi i nary.
Mr. and Mrs. John Meehan are be
reaved of th'iir infant daughter, Julia,
who died at 9:15 last night from convuK
sions, aged 10 months and 15 days. The
funeral will be held from Mr. Meehan's
home, 1516 Uixth avenue at 10 o'clock
Peter, 14 aaonths old son of Casper
Merk, 2118 Fourth avenue, died at 420
this morninr of croup. The funeral will
be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
H. F. Moiller, one of the leading man
ufacturers o' Davenport, died this morn
ing, BgeS forty-seven, of apoplexy. He
leaves a wifs and four children.
The Original Version no Double
Diaries for 1889 at Cramoton's.
W. H. Patterson, of Edgiogton, was in
the city today.
The Mission guild of Trinity church
A patent on a balanced rotary valve,
has been granted Mr. R. I. Skiles, of this
John Barton, of Coal Valley, and John
Buff urn, of Andalusia, were in the cjty
Six per cent loans by the Black Hawk
Homestead association Friday evening,
Don't delay too long; everything going
at cost at the assignee sale of Robinson
The Newton Beers "Lost in London"
company has engaged rooms at the Har
per until Monday.
We will sell yon underwear, caps and
gloves at cost at assignee sale at Robin
son & Taliaferro's.
E E. Davidson and wife, of St. Paul,
are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. W.
Dusinberre at the Harper.
The Y. W. C. T. U. will hold its regu-
ar monthly meeting tomorrow afternoon
at S o'clock in the T. M. C. A. rooms.
Boss Wells has resigned the presidency
of tbe Flambeau club, in order to have
more time to devote to his postoffice mission.
Miss Agatha Edson returned to Chicago
this morning to resume her studies, after
pleasant visit with her (relatives and
White bed blankets 53 cents, gray bed
blankets 57 cents, all wool scarlets $2 14
on Monday and till these lots are closed
out at McCabe Bros.
Jo Sinnet was sent to the county jiil
tbia morning in default of $500 bail fixed
by Justice Bennett for robbing the pocket
of Waller Hadsell. !
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Hurst leave for
Chicago tonight, and from there will go
to Springfield to take up their temporary
residence while the legislature is in ses
Passenger conductors on the southwest
division of the Rock Island road have
been instructed to telegraph from Musca
tine, the number of passengers they have
for the Rock Island & Peoria, leaving
this city at 8:20 a. m.
What has become of the yahoo? Can
it be possible that he has found out so
early in the game that Kansas tactics are
ot to be tolerated in Rock Island, and
bat he has gone back to the laud of in
flated booms, where he is more at home?
Supt. W. S. Mack, of the Moline city
schools, has accepted an offer to lake
charge of the western educational work
of the Prang Educational Co., of Boston,
whose art and industrial text books and
manuals are used in all the principnl
cities of the United States. Mr. Mack
will make his headquarters in Chicago.
Paul Keller, of this city, and John
Walker, late of Kansas, have formed a
parmersnip lor the purpose of doing a
real estate, loan and collection business
at Moline. They will also do an insur
ance business, having bought out L. E.
Fish. They are both go-d business men.
are reliable and are certain of the success
we wish them.
Superintendent Schnitger commenced
this morning the laying of the north side
of the double track of the bridge line
along Third ayenue.f rom Twentieth street
east to Twentyvfourth. Mr. Schnitcer
as retired the old rattletraps on the
Moline and hock Island line and ve
trust forever and -placed in use in their
stead the yellow cars of the old Union
line, which have been provided with new
trucks and springs.
Attention Bnford Post.
Tbe installation of officers for the en
suing year will take place on Friday
evening, Jan. 4tu. Ibe installation of
officers of W. R. C. No. 66, will take
place at tbe same lime . All comrades
and members of the relief corps are re
quested to be present.
E. 11. Buck, Com.
M. T. Staff ort. Adj.
Care of Children's Feet.
Wiso mothers see that the children have
dry feet. Shoes should be loose enough to
be comfortable always half an inch longer U
.1 1. & 1 . , 1 . i - T
Liiuu iue iuui, uut Dm muse euuugu w sup
around. Never let the child wear a shoe that
Is run over on the side or heel, and constantly
discourao the habit of standing; on the outer
edge of the shoe, turning in the toes, or rub
bing one foot over another. Have the child
taught from the earliest hours of understand
ing that tbe moment his feet are wet be must
change shoes nnd stockings. Somo children's
feet perspire so that woolen stockings keep
tho feet dump and cold; let them wear cotton
hose, nnd buy the elastic woolen webbing
which comes by the yord, and draw it over
the child's limb to tho ankle; this will pro
tect the limbs, wnich, in snow and slush,
should be covered with leggings. If mothers
will make it a rule that the child's hose must
be hung up when taken off, and the feet
warmed before poing to bod, they will save
themselves much trouble. Too many mothers
tio up a child's throat, a most pernicious
habit, aud allow the child to wear thin shoes
or sit with rubbers on for hours. Herald of
Pleasant to Take.
"My deur," a fond husband remarked the
other day, "I have talked with Dr. Mildew
about your case, and so I have brought you a
pair of diamond earrings."
Oh, how lovely I" she exclaimed. And
then, after a moment of ecstatic admiration.
sho added: "But I don't sec what this has to
do with exercise."
"Why, in the first place," was the answer,
"you will go out more aud get much mora
fresh air; aud, in the second, you will contin
ually be putting up your hands to assure
yourself that the diamonds are not lest, and
in that way"
She interrupted him with come saucy re
mark, but his impudence was forgiven for
the sake of his gift. Boston Courier.
The sixteenth opera of "Faust" has
been successfully produced in Koenies
berg. The author is named Zeger. The
first operatic Faust was written by Spoh
Head l arerullj.
Goods can be bought at the Intelli
gence office, 1523, 2nd avenue, on bet
ter terms than anywhere; small monthly
payments. Rogers' best silverware, war
ranted, lace curtains, rugs, albums
organ bibles, clocks, wringers and books.
Call and see goods. I sell from the lar
gest factories in tbe United States.
Is worth a column of rhetoric, said an
American statesman. It is a fact estab
lished by the testimony of thousands of
people, that Hood s Sarsapanlla does cure
scrofula, salt rheum and other diseases
or affections-arising from impure state or
low condition of the blood. It also over
comes that tired feeling, creates a good
appetite and gives strength to every part
of the evstem. Try it.
W. J. Gahagen. tax collector of the
city-township of Rock Island, has opened
an office in the county treasurer's office,
court housp. and is ready to receive the
taxes of 1888, now due.
Friday, January 4th.
Grand Lyric and gpectacn'ar Production of
A Great Play! A Great Company I Aljnew
Scenery by Lafayette W. 8eavey.
The Heart 'o Bieakmoor,
Home of the Swart King,
Fet of Comns,
Illuminated Snow Sensation,
A Wonder of Dissolving Beanty.
Among the many features,
The Unman Mocker; The Man with 100 Voices;
The f anions North Britain Pan Pipi Singers.
PRICKS 95, 6), and 75 .ents. Sale of Seats
begin January 1st.
C. A. Steel. - - Mansger.
ONE NIGHT ONLY,
Saturday, Jan. 5. 1889
The funniest of Iri-ih farce comedies.
Elegant Silver Band,
Prices 25. 50 and 73c.
On sale at Clemann A Salzmann's.
One Week only, commencing
Monday, Eve.. Jan. 7th.
Standard Theatre Co
In a Grand Scenic Production of tbe Cele
brated Kouiantic Drama.
Vslri all Special Scenery and the following
Steve Blchardson. Klla Richardson,
Bariay lftrvey, David J. Raniage.
John W. Barry. K B. Wiley,
Sim-y Oliver". Dora Lombard,
Thomas J . Keogh. Jessie Crisp.
Beautiful Wardrobe. Change of
Admission only 10. SO and SO cents. Reserved
soats for sale at the usual place without extra
Every Wednesday Evening.
Admission 35 Cents.
Good order maintained. Objectionable
characters strictly prohibited.
Street cars for Moline after dance.
Company A Attention.
All members of this command are or
dered to report at headquarters for drill
Friday evening, Jan. 4. .By order of W.
T. Channon, captain commanding
Hugh A.. McDonald, 1st Sergt.
"Jack shall pipe and Gill shall dance
just as long out in tbe open barn as they
please. Tne free born American citizen
don't fear neuralgia with Salvation Oil to
the front. Only a twenty five cent in
Barth ft Baboock, Dentists.
No, 1724 Second avenue. Special at'-en-tion
paid to saving the natural teeth And
inserting teeth without plates.
Wbat is more attractive than a pretty
face with a fresh, bright complexion? For
it use rozzoni a powder.
Turner Grand Opera House.
SATURDAY, JA., 5. 1889.
Survival of the Fittest.
40 Dashing Ladies 40
8 Beautiful Artists. ,
Go where the crowd goes.
Prices as usual KeMrred seats how on sale.
and a full line of
C. C. Taylor
Under Rock Island Dome.
WE OFFER FOR SALE
Important Points are:
or one-fourth off
In order to clean up their cloak department quickly make a big,
wide and deep cut for this week.
25 3?ITj!R CEISTT
or one-fourth will be deducted from the price of all cloaks,
PLUSH SACQUES EXCEPTED. Newmarkets Plush Jackets,
Plush Modjeskas, Short Wraps, misses' and children's garments
all go at one-fourth off.
Newmarkets were $18.50 now f IS 88
Newmarkets " 12.75 now 0 5T
Newmarkets 8.00 now 9.00
Newmarkets " 4.00 now 8 00.
Newmarkets " 3.00 now 2 85
Plush Jackets 17.50 now IS It
Plush Jackets " 13.95 now 10 4S
Plush Modisskas - 24.00 now 18 00
Plush Modjeskas 20.00 now 15 00
Children's Cloaks " 8.00 now 400
Children's Cloaks " 5.00 now 3.00
Children's Cloaks " 3.00 now 2.25
Children's Cloaks " 2.50 now 1.88
And so on through the line. An early call will secure best
bargains. Tbe winter is all before us and this is a grand op
portunity to purchase cloaks at below zero prices. Close evec
ings at 6 p. m.
Eock Island, Illinois.
J. B ZIMMER,
No. 1810 Second avenue, is receiving daily his stock of
FALL AND WINTER MODS
of the latest patterns. Call aud examine them and remem
ber that he makes his suits up in the latest styles.
HIS PRICES ARE LOW.
New Eim Sreet Grccery
DANQUARD & BROWNER
KLOTTR AND 3EE J3
Family Groceries and Provisions, .
They solicit a share of tlie trade and will make prices as low
as the lowest. Telephone connections.
GIVE THE NEW FIRM A TRIAL.
Sterling Silver and Plated Ware,
Gold-Headed Canes, Spectacles
Other Optical Goods
No. 1827 Second avenue.
SPECIAL HOLIDAY OFFER I
for a fine large Portrait with frame, suitable for a Holiday Present, made
-AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO,-
Call and examine our work and judge for yourself. Secure a sitting early and
avail yourself of this oppoitunity.
HAKE LIE rl, Proprietor and Artist
No. 1722, Second ave., Gayford's old studio, over McCabe's.
Interest is 7 per cent net to Lender.
We collect interest without charge.
Loan offered are com Die te and Inveator
nets ma papers at once.
4th. We examine the records annually for de-
nuquent tat es on lanug covered by onr mortgages.
Bth. Onr agent Inspects each farm before we
mate a loan on u .
6th. We make a specialty of Farm Loans.
7th. No pains or expends spared by as to make
oar bnriness as safe lor our clients as experience
good faith and skill can make it
8th. Investor can be saoplied with loans for
f iOO and upwards.
Call or write for circular.
H. M.HENLEY. Attorney,
Rooms 30, 31. 32 Masonic Temple.
H. D. FOLSOM,
No. 1707 Second avenue, Rock Island.
Pure Kentacfcy BouM $1.75 per Qallon
KOHlSr & IDLER'S,
POST OFFICE BLOCK. : : ; KOCK ISLAND. ILL.
Send for Price List. P. O. Box 82.
Hampton's Hoi Coffee
Five Cent Lunch Counter.
A full line of
Corner Ninth Street and
sen diseases. These cek brali d lis are fast Uk
in? the place of the more expensive remedies for
kidney and Uver compuunu, and are far svperfoc,
mors eai-lly taken, and in fact are tbe best it. lug
ever tntrodDced for all disease of the kidneys
and liver, tick headache, pain in the beck ana
vide, aeartbern. gnawing and btuninc pains at the
pit of the stomach, yellow sk in. coated tnngne,
coming en of the food after eating, inflammation
of the kldneja. gravel, etc. and aa a family pill
tbey have no winai. and ahoaid be kept la evair
Directions: Tor sick head ache, twe or three at
bedUme; for dyspepsia, one every day before
dinner: for disorder ot tho kidneys, two, two or
three tunc a week nctlJ relieved : for disorders
of the liver, ana bilionancss, Uuce or four a ra
GIVE THEM A TRIAL.
NONE EQUAL THEM
The proprietor will forward them to any sAdieas
uy sbau, oa receipt of price.
25 Cts a Bottle.
BOOK, ISLJLXD. ILIa,
PsrCanaadgetasaaniti nsatan free.
Cores Coughs, Colds, Hoarseness, Croup
Whooping Cough, Bplttlng ot
Blood and all Diseases
of the Longs.
One trial la aU that te acceesary te
yea that It lathe best Cough Kemedy
next anns have
Can for cue
H. B. Above eoodj shlpned to toy til fir
reelptof tbe nrte.