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THE HOCK ISTu&NB AKGTJ6V MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 1889.
4 dozen stripe jrrsey caps at 8c each.
5 doz-n white toboggan caps 13c each.
20 dozen, all colors. 19c each.
10 dozen assorted, 84c each.
12 dozen good and heavy. 42c each.
Everything In this department ooino
on Monday, January 7, 1889.
5 dozen very large pure lace wool nu
bias (or scarf') navy the only color, will
he opened at 82c.
"TTTjIjXIS xCJEv JL
This Is the season or tne year wnen
millinery is sold cheaper than at any
WINTER HATS, at 25 Cents
A lot of Boys' Hats marked down fiom 50c, 85c and $1. All now 25 cents.
We close evenings at 6 o'clock, Saturday evenings excepted.
1714. 1716. 1718. 172( and 1722 Skcond Avknuk. Rock Island.
Albums marked down.
Pastel Pictures, all prices.
Elegant Frames very Reasonable
Prang's X-Mas Cards 1 Booklets.
Portfolios of Etchings by Louis K. Harlow.
Henneckey's Sta uary,
Fine Stationery by the quire or
KINGSBURY & SON,
We are the Western agents for the stove manufactures
of Taplijt, Rice & Co., and carry the largest stock of
stoves west of Chicago. -In buying of us you virtually
buy of the manufacturers and at lower prices than any
retail dealer can afford to make. It will pay you to see
us before youbuy anything in the shape of a stove.
WILLARD BAKER & CO.,
Opposite Harper House, Rock Island.
SO. 1708 SECOND AVENUE.
We carry the largest and best assorted stock of
in this vicinity, and at all times and make lowest prices.
Tinware, Copper Wash
Wooden'ware, Nick INacks.
For assortment, quality and prices it always pays
to trade at
We make tbo following quotations:
250 yards fancy stripe trimming velvets
(7 color) goes at 12c a yard. Have been
sold at $1 and $1.25 per yard.
We have marked four hundred
yards of our fine 16lnch dress plush
down to 41 cents.
We have an unusually large stock of
plushes, velvets and dress goods which
wo e&peci lo move mis ween, uy uauiiug
"ome reck,eM figures, of which the above
are fair samples.
We shall also sell a limited quantity or
choice velvet at 89 cents per yard. You 11
I know its cheap without any argument.
renin. Ctll and examine.
1705 Second avenue.
THE FIRE FIEND'S FURY,
Gllmore's Parkin II on He and Lam
oert'si I. House eatroyr-d The
lioattea and Inearanee.
The heaviest and most disastrous fire
that Las occurred in Rock Island for sev
eral Years tot k place at an early hour
this morning and involved the total de
truction of J. S. Gil more 's slaughter
house situate! on the liver front in the
lower end of town and the ice house of
George . Li.mbert immediately east of
it. There ars a number of theories as to
how the fire originated, but it is difficult
to leain the t xact cause. At an; rate it
started in thi; room where the tanks are
located in waich lard is rendered by
steasjp. Lou Smith, the watchman who
was alone in the building, was the first to
discover the ire and before he could give
an alarm the entire structure was en
veloped in flumes. The tongues of fire
leaped into tie air and bid defiance to the
firemen, as with eagerness they
lapped up the food which became more
abundant as they spread. The fire lit up
the weBtern heavens brilliantly and
gave the impression to people up town
that the cnti-e manufacturing district in
the lowpr end was being destroyed. The
fire bells rai.g merrily as tbey do when
any portion of the city is in peril, the
waterworks (groaned out the alarm for the
First ward, members of the volunteer de
partment rushed from their homes to
their various hose houses, caught on to
their little hand carls and panting!?
jogged off in the direction of the illumi
nation. Th populace joined in the ex
citing race, and fifteen minutes after the
alarm was beard, half the town at least
was upon the scene. Id the early
stages of the destruction, one of the
lard tanks exploded and the fire shot up
with fresh ierceness, the roar being ac
companied by a sizzing, boiling sound
that seemed to betoken delight.
The Fraiklins, Phoenix and Holly
companies end the plow shop hose re
sponded promptly, i-ut the double hydrant
at Sixth str-et and Second avenue and
the one at Fifth street end First avenue
either refused to operate or the firemen
did not knew how to work them. This
entailed the loss of considerable valuable
time. The hydrant at the corner of Sixth
street and First avenue directly opposite
the fire was tapped by the Iiollys and
mill hose, while the Franklins, Phoenix
and Wike--Wakes, who soon reinforced
them, were obliged to go to the nearest
hydrant tint could be used. Officer Sul
livan was ('tie ot the first to arrive on the
scene and rendered valuable service in
the early s'ages of the fire. Cliief Baker
soon arrivt d and be and his assistant
firemen fc light resolutely and bravely
after they finally got at the hre, and it
was a pretty evenly fought battle for
some titer. me nrey demon soon
reached over to the ice bouse of Geo.
Lambert which was ravenously devoured.
Chief Baker devoted bis efforts then to
the salvation of the chill foundry of the
plow works which was in alarmingly
close proximity to the burning struc
tures, in this be was success
full, but the other buildings the
slaughter bouse and ice bouse were
doomed to total destruction. The
chances are that with the building so sat
urated with igmtible and combustible
material us the slaughter bouse was, it
would have been impossible to save it
when once the fire had started though a
paid depa'tment, making much prompter
service possible and under the rules of
which all hydrants would have been in
good condition, and manipulated by
drilled m m, would have stood a bet
ter show of checking the flames' prog
ress. Be it said, however, that the fire
men tbem selves, even as they were with
out equipment or discipline, struggled
gallantly to conquer the flames.
Mr. Gilmore's slaughter house was a
brick and frame building, the east side of
which wis covered with sheet iron. The
slaughtering waa done on the second
floor, while the first floor was used for
rendering lard, etc., and storing dressed
porkers, preparatory to their removal to
the up town packing and sorting house.
The building waa completely destroyed,
together with boilers and other machin
ery, tank) ana utensils, outcners loom,
two hundred dressed hogs, and Bixly five
tierces of lard in barrels.
Mr. Gilmore estimates his present loss
at fll.CK 0. He bad only about half fin
ished the season's slaughter, 4.300 hogs
having been put down, while the annual
number is 10.000. Forty men are thus
thrown out of employment, temporarily
at least. Mr. Gilmore said this morning
that he hsd not fully decided upon his
plans, b it that he would probably rebuild
The destroyed property was insured
for $10,(00 $3,000 on the building and
fixtures in E W. Hurst's agency and the
Springfield Fire and Marine, of Spring
field, and the Queen, of Liverpool. The
insurance on the stock and other contents
waa placed as follows: $5,000 In the
Mississippi Valley Mutual and $2,500 in
the Mutual Union, of Moline.
This is the second fire that has visited
Gilmore 'a slaughter house, it having been
destroyed five years ago last spring, when
it caught from Lambert's ice house which
was al io wrecked then, it having been
fired by flames from the cupola of the
plow works when the great fire occurred
This morning when the excitement of
last nif ht had worn off, Watchman Smith
told Mr. Gilmore that after eating hit
lunch i a the engine room shortly af tor
midnight he walked through into the
tank room and up stairs to see if all was
right. He noticed nothing wrong as he
ascended the stairs, and after he made an
inspection of the second floor he returned
to the itaira, when, what waa his sur
nriaa t find the stairs crackling with
flams. He leaped to the floor and rushed
to the residence of the foreman. Dennia
Co lea an, 1012 Fourth avenue and gave
the alum. By the time the two men
return ad to the slaughter house it waa
past saving. How the fire started re
mains a mystery and it ever will in Mr.
Gilmore's mind. A lighted lantern hang
on the brick wall at the foot of the stairs
and fully fourteen feet away 'from the
lard tanka and the floor waa brlck.so it is
difficult to imagine how this could have
set the fire.
Mr. Gwmore has been busy today dis
posing of several car loads of hogs which
have been coming in from various direc
Mr. Lam bert figures his loss at $1,000
which is covered by insurance to the ex
tent of $500 in E. W. Hurst's agency and
the Union and National. Although Mr.
Lambert has another ice house immed
iately east of the one destroyed, he had
just completed the cleaning up and res
pair of the one destroyed and the loss
comes to him just as it does to Mr. Gil
more. at a very unfortunate time of the
year a few months either earlier or later
would not have been so severely felt.
Mr. Wilson's Will.
The last will of the late Geo. W. Wil
son, of Cordova, was probated Saturday.
By it the deceased bequeaths, after the
payment of all bis debts, funeral ex
penses, etc., all his property to his friend,
Mark Ashdown, of Port Byron, who is
named as executor without bond. The
instrument bears date of July 10, 1888,
and is witnessed by Henry Walters and
John T. Mofflt, of Tipton, Iowa. The
estate is valued at $4,000.
The County Agricultural MoriiMy.
The annua', meeting of the Kock Island
County Agricultural society was held at
Port Byron Saturday, when officers were
elected for the ensuing year as follows:
President Mark Ashdown.
Vice President Jere Pearsall.
Secretary A Saddoris.
Treasurer- J W Simonson.
Marshal P F Cox.
Gen. Superintendent Henry Saddoris.
The "Two Orphans" tonight.
Regular council meeting tonight.
Silk velvets 89 cents at McCabe's.
The Standard Theatre company is
Mark Ashdown, of Port Byron, was in
the city today.
12 cents. See what it will buy this
week at McCabe Bros".
Fancy stripe trimming velvets 12 cents
per yatd at McCabe Bros'.
Mr. ana Mrs. L. S. McCabe are off for
Chicago on a week's visit.
Wanted at once- -100,000 customers to
buy goods at cost at the assignee sale of
Ah! ah! 6 cents buys Jersey caps; 13
cents buys toboggans this week and
while they last at McCabe Bros'.
Engineer "Pap" Hamilton, the veteran
of the C, R. I. & P., is dangerously ill
at bis home at LeClaire, Iowa.
Miss Nellie Gray returns to Omaha to
night after having spent the holidays
with relatives in Rock Island.
Great sacrifice of gentlemen's furnish
ing goods everything going at cost at
assignee sale of Robinson & Taliaferro's.
About fifteen shades (400 yards) of
those fine 16-inch plushes marked down
to 41 cents per yard at McCabe Bros'.
Owing to the absence of Mr. Harris,
the auctioneer, B. and M. Levy will post
pone their sale until the latter part of the
Mrs. B. C. Brayton, widow of the first
superintendent of the Rock Island route,
died at Davenport this morning, aged
The second track was put down on the
slough bridge yesterday, and today the
syndicate track layers are working west
on Second avenue from Nineteenth
There waa a most delightful juvenile
party at the residence of Mr. and Mrs.
S. J. Keator, corner of Twenty-third
street and Seventh avenue, Saturday
A policeman and barber indulged in an
entertaining fistic discussion on Second
avenue last evening. It is said that the
hatchet was buried this morning, through
the intercession of a mutual friend.
Marion Swain died at his home on
Twentieth street at 5:40 yesterday morns
ing, after a two weeks' illness, aged
twenty-seven. The funeral occurred this
afternoon at 2 o'clock from the house,
Rev. Oue conducting the services.
Officer Meenan arrested a strange act
ing personage at the upper depot this
morning, who gave his name as John
Killsou, of Peoria, and who was found to
have a murderous weapon on his boot
towit: a revolver. He was fined $25 and
costs and sent up for five 1 tr
Wellington E. Martin is in Kansas City
for permanent residence. He has en
tered into partnership with one of the
leading lawyers in that city. Mrs. Martin
goes to Kansas City in a few days. Mr.
Martin a mother will remain in Washing
ton, D. C, until spring. Davenport
Democrat- (Jazelte .
In the county court this afternoon, in
quiry is being made into the meutal con
dition of Miss Mary Williams, daughter
of John Williams, foreman of the R. I. &
P. round house. The young lady is
nineteen years of age, and her trouble
which originates in female disorders.is of
a peculiar nature.
There will be services at the First Bap
tist church this evening and every even
ing this week except Saturday. A gen'
erai invitation is extended to all. It is
expected that services will be held also
during the two weeks following, Rev. F
L. Wilkins, of Davenport, preaching.
The services of this week begin at 7:30
one dollar bills raised to five are m
circulation . Two of them have been
discovered in Dubuque by a bank teller.
He was counting the money when, in
running his hand over it, he felt the un
even surface at the point where the figure
five from a revenue stamp was joined to
the bill. The imposition is so good aa to
'escape the observation of the unwary
Capt. Burke, who has been commander
of packets in the St. Louis and St. Paul
trade for fifteen years, is encouraging the
river reporters in St. Louis with the pre
diction of more business in steamboat cir
cles than ever this year. He declines to
furnish reasons for his pr&gaoaticationa
beyond the fact he "feels it in bis bones
And hia bones are big ones, too.
A A EW PASTOR.
Kev. eo. E. Piatt Preaches His First
Sermon, to Sis Conarexatlon In the
Christian Chanel Outline of the
Rev. Geo. E. Piatt, the new pastor of
the Christian Chapel, preached his first
sermon to his congregation in this city
yesterday morning. His text was Matt.
2:1-10; and hissubject, "Inquiry About
The mind of man is so constructed by
its all wise designer, said Mr. Piatt, that
nothing will satisfy it absolutely but pos
itive truth. Present to an inquiring
mind some theme or theory of import
ance, and the mind will work its careful
way through all the haze and accidents
surrounding the subject and whatever
may be the difficulties, will not rest satis
fied until it has secured the vital truth,
the test of the theory.
Truth is the gold of history. Throw
history into the furnace of a fierce liter
ary competition and instead of the truth
being consumed, it comes forth with an
added lustre and a purer brightness.
Again there are truths mastered, adopted
and applied by a given age, and put upon
record, which are only of value to the
age or generation succeeding in propor
tion as they, themselves, master, adopt
and apply them. Especially is this the
case with reference to the subject of in
quiry in our text this morning. There
begins the inquiry about Jesus Christ
which in spite of the lapse of ages, of
opposition, of persecution, of stonings,
of scourgings, of crucifixions, of drown
ings, of burnings is, I believe, more
earnest, more eager, more widespread to
day than it ever was in any past period
of human history. Hence there is no
book today more read, more studied,
more loved than that book which reveals
to us the incarnation of the son of God;
that gives us his life, his works, his vie
torious death, his glorious ascension.
And amid the works of human author
ship, none find so willing a place in our
libraries, none so ready a place in our
hearts, as those which speak the most
lovingly and kindly of his mission and
endeavor faithfully tocrry out his pur.
Beneath all this lies the acute pain, the
terrible agony of a great need. Man
without God is not man, for the essential
feature is absent. "Let -us make man in
our own image, after our own likeness."
Man feels the terrible void, and his life
becomes a tragical mystery. Where is
Christ? What is Christ? Who is Christ?
is now the whole burden of inquiry and
though he often turns away from the se
vere moral obligations which the answers
to such queries bring, yet he recurs again
and again to those answers as the only
vital, profound and logic replies. Our
nquiries after truth should chiefly relate
to the things that are essential, rather
than to those which are merely accident
al. This was preeminently the character
f the inquiries pressed by the wise man.
That which is accidentalComes into any
and every inquiry, as it did upon this oc
casion. For instance, it bad been fore
told that Christ should be born. " Behold
virgin shall conceive and bear a son and
shall call his name Imraanuel." Is. vii:
14. It had also been foretold where he
should be born, an1 the fact that he
should be a ruler was also told. But
thou, Bethlehem Epbratah, though thou
be little among the thousand of Judah,
yet out of thee shall he come forth unto
me that is to be ruler in Israel." Micah.
2. Now all these lesser facts or acci-
entals find a place in the inquiry of the
Magians, as by reading their question we
will see: "Where is he who is born king
of the Jews, etc. ? Yet is was not Beth
lehem tbey had come to see; not merely
the king." But where is he who is born
the great central figure of history the
Savior of the world? We should, when
eluding or teaching bicrnl themes, keep
constantly and preeminently in our minds
that the practical lesson to be taught is of
much greater importance than the mere
biblical scholarship which may possibly
follow a continued course of teaching
and learning. Therefore we should be
sure of the essential truth to be taught,
and be sure as to its being understood
and all things else should be secondary to
The emphatic term in the inquiry of
the wise man is not young, for young Is
term that soon becomes age, not child.
for childhood soon develops into man-'
hood and womanhood, but "born,'' for
being horn our birth hastens to shape
itself into the permanent destiny of life
or death eternal.
The birth and life of Christ prove how
possible it is for one life to rouse a world;
The magians travel a four months' jour
ney to see him and worship him. Kings
inquire about him, chief priests and
scribes meet to discuss his possible influ
ence, shepherds leave their flocks upon
the mountains and hasten to do him rev
erence, and the heavenly choirs tune all
their harps and their song is "Glory to
God in the Highest, on Eirth Peace,
Good Will to Man. And ail men are
saying, "He shall have dominion from
sea to sea, from the rivers to the ends of
Mr. Piatt is a man of pleasant address,
a very earnest and forcible Speaker, and
his new flock expect to accomplish much
under his leadership.
January t'oart Convenes.
Judge Smith convened the January
term of the circuit court at 2 o'clock Ibis
afternoon. County Clerk Donaldson ap
peared as circuit clerk in the absence of
Circuit Clerk Gamble, while State's At
torney O'Mara, though still very weak
assumed his duties. Judge Smith deliv
ered bis instructions to the grand jury,
after appointing Wm. Parks, of Edging
ton, as foreman. John Huntoon and
Geo. McMurpby were excused and David
Clark was aosent. ine afternoon was
devoted to fixing the trial calender for
the week .
"The sweetest thing that ever grew be
side a human door" was little May, until
she took to having headaches for a time
she lost her beauty, but one bright day
ber papa bought a bottle of Salvation
Oil, and lo I she is as sweet and pretty
as ever. (Only twenty-flve cents a bot
Milton Jones, the foreman in the Ab
gcs composing rooms, came down town
with a proud air and elastic step this
morning. A twelve pouuder, masculine
in gender, arrived yesterday morning and
the register of Mr. and Mrs. Jones' house'
hold now shows four boys ,and three
When Mr. J. B. Brown, the popular
express messenger and baggageman on
the C, B. & Q., arrived home from his
regular run yesterday morning, he found
a surprise different in nature from any he
had ever known before. A sweet little
girl baby greeted him, and in due ob
servance of the momentous event Mr
Brown has been lavish in the distribu
tion of cigarj among his friends. t
Company A Attention.
Every member of this command is or
dered to report at headquarters Tuesday
evening, Jan 8. By order of W. T.
Channon, captain commanding.
HCoh A. McDonald. 1st Sergt.
Taxes Row Due.
W. J. Gahagen, tax collector of the
city-townsbip of Rock Island, has opened
an office in the county treasurer's office,
court house, and is ready to receive the
taxes of 1888, now due.
The prettiest sight in the world is a
pretty woman's foot in a Jersey Lily
boot, and since Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup
cures all sorts of colds all women can
Barth ft Babcock, Dentists.
No, 1724 Second avenue. Special atten
tion paid to saving the natural teeth and
inserting teeth without plates.
The most remarkable cures of scrofula
on record have been accomplished by
Hood's Sarsaparilla. Try it. Sold by
Father (to his son) "Charlas, why
don't you ask Maria (an heiress) to marry
you?" "Churles "I have asked her, and
got the refusal of her."
One Week only, commencing
Monday, Eve.. Jan. 7th.
Standard Theatre Co
In a Grand Scenic Production of the Cele
brated Romantic Drama.
THE Tl ORPHANS,
Using all Special Scenery and the following
Faithful Company ;
Steve Richaaj-'on. Klla Richardson,
Barrav Harvey, David J. Ramatce,
John W. Barry. R. B. Wiley.
Sidney Oliver. Dora Lombard,
Thomas J . Keogh, Jwie Crisp,
Si amie Harvey.
Beautiful Wardrobe. Change of
Admission only 10. 0 and 80 cents. Reserved
seat f,r Bale at the isual place without extra
Every Wednesday Evening.
Admission 35 Cents.
Good order maintained. Objectionable
characters strictly prohibited.
Street care for Moline after dance.
CHAS. BLfil ER.
and a full line of
G. C. Taylor
Under Rock Island Ilonse.
WE OFFER FOR SALE-
Important Points are:
Interest is 7 per cent net to Lender.
We collect interest without charge.
Loans offered are complete and InTestor
gets nts papers at once.
4th. We examine the records annually for de
linquent taxes on lands covered by our mortgages.
Bth. Our atrent Inspects each farm before we
make a loan on 11 .
6th. We make a specialty of Farm Loans.
7th. No pains or expense spared by n to make
our business aa sure lor our cnenu aa experience
good faith and skill can make it
8th. Investors can be supplied with loans for
f W tad upwards.
Call or write for circular.
H. M.HENLEY, Attorney.
Rooms 30, 81. 32 Masonic Temple,
Hampton's Hot Coffee
Five Cent Lunch Counter.
A fall line of
Corner Ninth Street and
Fourth Avenue. -, . , ,
or one-fourth oft
In order to clean up their cloak department quickly make a big,
wide and deep cut for this week.
or onevfourth will be deducted from the price of all cloaks.
PLUSH 8ACQUES EXCEPTED. Newmarkets Plush Jackets,
Plush Modjeskas, Short Wraps, misses' and children's garments
all go at one-fourth off.
Newmarkets were $18.50 now $18 88
Newmarkets " 12.75 now 9 5T
Newmarkets " 8.00 now 9.00
Newmarkets 4.00 now 8 00
Newmarkets " 3.00 now 1 18
Plush Jackets ' IT. 50 now li lt
Plush Jackets " 13.95 now 10.
Plush Modieskas " 84.00 now 18.00
Plush Modjeskas " 20.00 now 15 00
Children's Cloaks " 6.00 now 4.00
Children's Cloaks " 5.00 now 8.00
Children's Cloaks " 8.00 now 8.25
Children's Cloaks " 3.50 now 1.88
And so on through the line. An early call will secure best
bargains. The winter is all before us and this is a grand op
portunity to purchase cloaks at below zero prices. Close even
ings at 6 p. m.
Hock Island, Illinois.
1623 and 1625
Second Avenue, Rock Island,
Can now show you the
ever seen in
trip-Remember the place
H. D. FOLSOM,
Pure Kentucky Bourlion $1.75 per Hallon
KOHIST fc ADLER'S,
POST OFFICE BLOCK. : ; ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
BJ-Send for Price List. P. O. Box 82.
Kidney aotl Liver Pills
for the care of Lrrer. Cdacr. Blood aid
aeb disease. These celebrated p lla are t aa tak
ing the place of tka more xpenaiv reaaadlea foe
kids and liver conplainla, and are far wrpectna-,
aoor easily takes, and iafactara the beat thing
ever mtroaaeea tor all cuaeaees Of um Doaeys
and liver, tick headache, pais ia tb back u
side, hranbarn. gnawing and bomlnc pains at tka
pit of tba atosnaca. yellow skin, coated toojraa,
coming ap of lbs food after eating. Inflammation
of ttoUdawva. ararel, etc. and aa a fatally pill
tbey hare bo equal, aad ahoald ba kspt ia cvai
Directtoets! Tar sick headache, two or three at
edUaac; for dyspepsia, ana every day before
dinner: for disorder ot Um tidM-ye, tea, two or
three times a week until relieved t tor disorders
of tbo liver, and hfHonsnraa, three or foar aa re
GIVE THEM A TRIAL.
NONE EQUAL THEM
The proprietor will forward them toaay iVhsaa
bj mail, oa receipt of price.
25 Ots a Bottle.
T. H. THOMAS,
35 PER CENT
Largest stock of fine
in the West.
under Harper's TLeati e.
Second avenue, Rock Island.
Cores Coughs, Colds, Hoarseness, Ooni
Whooping Cough, Spitting ot
Blood and all Diseases i
of tbo Longa. i
Dm Mai Is a'l that la aecegaary t
yoa that It lathe best Cough Uemedy aaade, so
est tiaaeyaa bare a coogb or told, call aad (w)
Price 10, 2 and 60 cents.
Can for etrvalar cootaialng asattinmltbl I
kUnaf actured by
T. IEE. Thomas.
K. B. Above roods shipped to say address et
raeaiptof the price.
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