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THE BOCK T8T.AND AllGUS. TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 18fc9.
4 dozt-n stripe jersey raps at 6c each.
5 dnz'-n white tobotrcan caps 13c each.
20 dozen, all colors, lftc each.
10 dozen assorted, 84c each.
12 dozt n good and heavy. 43c each.
Ev-rvihintf in this department ooino
os Monday, January 7, 1889.
5 doz.-n very laree pure lace wool nu
bia (or scarfV) navy the only color, will
be opened at 32c.
This is the season of the year when
miliinery 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 ) an? 1722 Skcond Avenue. Rook Island.
Albums marked down.
Pastel Pictures, all prices.
Elegant Frames very Reasonable
H Prang's X-Mas Cards Booklets.
, ! Portfolios of Etchings by Loris K. Harlow.
Fine Stationery by the qai.e or recm. Ctll ao 1 examine.
KINGSBURY & SON,
r v r V
, A VAVA i a .
We have the largest stock in the city,
WPainting. Graining and Paper
-"M.Hu. ssvu . i.u hKJ UUIC IUD ('IOCS-
1401 Second Avenue.
We make the following quotations:
250 yards fancy fit ripe trimming velvets
(7 color-) goes at 12c a yard. Have been
sold at f 1 and $1.25 per yard.
We have marked four hundred
yards of our fine 16-inch dress plush
down to 41 cents..
We have an unusually large stock of
plushtfe, velvets and dress goods which
we expect to move this week, by naming
some reckless figures, of which the above
are fair samples.
We shall also sell a limited quantity of
choice velvet at 89 cents per yard. You 11
know its cheap without any argument.
Roger's Goods. -
1705 Second avenue.
at a BARGAIN
V V V
and are bound to sell, and prices ar
mane u go.
Hanging done on short doUcb. All worn
Eff O S
TAKI1N BY FORCE.
A Child Abducted at the Point of
A Wife streovera a Child From the
Cnntody of Her Husband From
Whom Sue Had Separated The
Part a 9lo her In law Played.
A caae of genuine child abduction was
developed it Rock Island yesterday.
In order to present the facts accurately a
little of the past circumstances of the
case must be presented. A short time
ago Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mumn. who
had resided at 620 Ninth street, separated
and the husband, who was a laborer,
having retailed possession of the couple's
only child, h girl of eighteen months,
placed it in charge of bis brother James
Murrin, wLo lives at Tenth avenue
and Thirty fifth street and started
for Nebraska in search of woik. The
wife was very anxious to recover her
child she thought she had the best right
to it and in this belief she was encour
aged by her mother, Mrs. Barbara South.
The mc.d she thought about it, the more
determined was her purpose to restore to
herself the possession of her little child.
She felt that persuasive means would be
of no avail and she was not willing to
wait until a decree of court should decide
as to the proper custody, so yesterday,
accompanied by her mother, she went to
James Murrin's house, and in that gen
tleman's absence, demanded of his wife
the child. The demand was not com
plied with, whereupon Mrs. South pro
duced a revolver and with it in hand held
Mrs. James Murria while her daughter
seized the child and fled with it.
Last evening Mrs. James Murrin swore
out a warrant sgainst Mrs. Mary Murrin
and Mrs. Barbara South charging them
with abduction, with boisterous conduct
and with carrying concealed weapons.
The case is being tried this afternoon.
The Stardard Theatre company opened
a week's ergagemcnt at Harper's theatre
last night to a good business. The
"Two Orphans," although one of those
plays whica has been shelved for a num
ber of years, has in its composition an
essence of merit and fascination which al
ways dine to it, especi-tlly when in the
hands of s ich a realiv powerful company
as that which produced it last night.
The leading parts of "Henrielte" and
"Louise" taken by Helen Richardson
and Mamii; Harvey, respectively, were
well perfo'med, as wi n the "Mother
Frochard" of Jessie Cr sp, the "Jacques"
of Sidney Oliver anil the "Pierre" of
Barry Hirvey. Tonight the southern
play, "Thi; Octoroon," is to be presented.
Quite a large number of Rock Island
people wi nessed the presentation of the
New Yorts melo-drama "Lights and
Shadows" at Turner Grand opera house,
Davenport, last night. It is the first sea
son of ti e great play, and it has the
promise of one of the most successful
runs of anything ever put upon the
American stage. The company uses its
own specially designed magnificent seen
ery all tbe way through, and the glass
studio scene, the water scene and the
street room were superb. The play is
strong and the cast is without exception
made up of the best possible dramatic
ta'ent. 1'he play is to be produced in
Rock Island within the next year.
Mattie Vickers has accepted a rorauntic
play by J. A. Fraser, of Chicago, called
"Edelweiss." The scene is laid in Swit
zerland. Now let her shelve "Cherub."
"Thomas' Tribute to Health and Hap
piness" in a very neatly gotten up little
pamphlet which has just come from the
press. I: is shown at a glance to be a
hook of iiseful information and recipes,
published by Mr. T. H. Thomas, tbe
druggist, and edited by Mr. W. H. Bur-
dett, late of the Union. Tbe book is
hot an almanac, but a carefully gathered
fund of useful and valuable informa
tion held together by gay and appropri
ate covets. It bespeaks for Mr. Thomas
tbe same success in the literary that
he has acquired in the scientific world.
Tbe only thing lacking is a portrait of
Dr. Thomas on the title page.
Paving the Island.
It was one of the stipulations of the
charter by which the Davenport and Rock
Island s'.reet railway secured rights across
the government island and bridges, that
tbe road should be built under the super
vision of tbe government, and Acting
Commandant McQinnisbas directed that
tbe space between the tracks from
bridge to bridge, shall be paved with
granite blocks at the street car compai
At iLi regular meeting last night Island
City camp, No. 309, M. W. A, installed
its officers for the ensuing year:
V C J M Albrecht.
W A F H Scbroeder.
Banker Aug Schmid.
Clerk S Marscball, Jr.
Escort R Q Sommers.
Watchman F H Grotegut.
Sentry F G Appelquist.
Delegate J M Albrecht.
Physician O Bernhardi.
Manuger for three years G II Mc
A Mnllnia Fillnrr.
8im n Hirach. tbe Moline clothing anlW
gents' furnishing merchant, made a con
fession of judgment laBt night in favor of
C. F. Hemenwav for $3,163 and Sheriff
Silvia T.ook possession of the stock. Tbe
liabilities include in addition to the
amouttofthe confession, a claim of
Browt ing & Enlrikin for $1,500 and one
of E E. Parmenter for $1,300. The
assets are estimated at $0,000.
Considering tbe location of the state it
could hardly bo expected that Illinois
sboulc produce a congressman who would
be foremost as a naval engineer. Such,
however, is the fact. Congressman Davis
has dt signed a war vessel that it is said
viti invincible. Congress will have
It built and it will bj named 'Illinois."
Toc.thache. faceache. inflamed and
ore eyes, are certainly cured by Pond'a
Extract; sold in our ootues oniy.
ROSE FROM THE PLOW SHAtiE
How a Ureat Mtreet Var President
Waa Made---!'. B. Holme, or tbe Chi
While President C. B. Holmes, of the
Chicago syndicate, which controls the
majority of the Btreet car lines of the
three cities, was in Rock Island looking
after his interests last Saturday, the re
porters of the Chicago Herald were get
ting ready a column and a half sketch of
bis life which greeted him on the pages
of that journal upon his return to Chica
go Sunday morning. The lengthy and
yery complimentary article is beaded,
"Street Cardom's King." and the fol
lowing extract is' made of the Herald i
write-up of the street car magnate:
Thirty-three years ago Charles B.
Holmes was working on a farm near Bel
videre, 111., for $ 12 per month and board.
Since then he baa inherited no fortune
and acquired none which could not be
gained by hard work judiciously applied
and a capacity for conducting large oper
ations which few men have ever pos
sessed. But he is today without question
the great street railway king of America.
He controls more lines of street railway
than any other man in the world, and
there are many who hold that he controls
them better than anybody else could or
would. He is president of the Chicago
Railway company, with its 135 miles of
lines, its 2,000 horses and 4.000 borse
power of cables and its 1,000 cars. He
is at the head of a syndicate which owns
all of fie street car lines of Indianapolis,
of anotier which owns forty-two miles of
street car in St. Louis, thirteen miles of
which are cable, the whole valued at $3,
500,000, at the head of onother svndicate
which has invested 800,000 in Los An
geles, Cal., cable lines, and is also the
head man in another syndicate which
owns the street car lines of Rock Island,
Davenport and Moline.
And yet Mr. Holmes neither looks nor
acta like a great railway magnate is sup
posed to in the popular mind. He is a
plain, hard working man, polite and
courteous to everybody, and seemingly
devoted wholly to giving the patrons of
bis lines the greatest accommodation for
the least possible money. To be able
to advance from $12 a month at sixteen
to the head man in the most exten
sive street car system in the world
at forty-nine years of age would seem to
indicate a man of unbounded energy.
That Mr. Holmes is possessed of great
energy cannot be doubted, but that this
is shown in the ordinary way is not tbe
case. To see him working at his desk
one would be led to believe that be was
clerking for a very modest salary, and,
while willing to put in his time honestly,
he aas in no hurry about it. He is a
wonderfully systematic man, but system
is not bis one great quality. His execu
tive ability is above all, ami it is to this
that his success must be attributed
largely. He seems to be at the root of
success in his dealings with tbe public.
He gives them the best service possible
and at the lowest price. A ridt! of
twelve miles can be had on bis Soatb
Side lines for five cents, which is consid -erably
the cheapest transportation in the
world. At this rate the trip to San
Francisco from Chicago, which now costs
$65, could be bad for only $10 It is a
rare thing, too, when all tbe passengers
are not able to find seats. In appearance
Mr. Holmes would not strike a casual ob
server as a man of a great deal of force.
He looks more like a minister of the gos
pel than a master of . men and capital.
There is a quiet directness about his man
ner that quickly impresses those having
dealings with him. and gives them to un
derstand that he knows just what he is
about. It is the custom generally nowa
days to look upon a man who has grown
to be a millionaire as a man who was vety
success! ul in wrecking the fortunes of
others ana building up his own out of the
rums, lint Mr. Holmes success has been
the result of advancing the interests of
which he was given control. From the
time that he assumed tbe mauagement of
the Chicago City Railway it has advanced
from a company with twenty-two miles
of track, seventy cars and 600 horses to
its present magnificent proportions with
out any of the stockholders being frozen
out and without the employes of the
roads being driven to a strike. It is the
confidence which capitalists have in Mr.
Holmes honesty and ability that gives
him bis seemingly endless control of cap
ital. He seems to need only to decide
what new enterprise can be engaged in
to command all tbe capital wanted.
In the early part of 1873 he went into
the streetcar business, having been called
to the management of tbe Chicago city
railway company. In the fifteen years
since then his work has been under tbe
eyes of tbe Chicago public, and all have
been witnesses of his remarkable success
a manager. For tbe past seven years
he has been president as well as superin
tendent. Probably the most brilliant
feature of his mauagement of this great
system, which he has built up to such
mammoth proportions, was the construc
tion of the cable lines at a cost of several
million dollars. Tbe confidence of the
stockholders ef the company could not be
better evidenced than by the readiness
with which they put up millions of dol
lara to put in operation what was then an
almost untried system. The success of
Mr. Holmes in the happy consummation
of this undertaking has given him world
In the other cities into which Mr.
Holmes has extended his street car opera
tions no fear Jias been expressed that the
public would cutter as the result of street
car transportation being controlled by a
trust. His advent has been hailed with
unalloyed pleasure. Marked improve
ment has always followed. Rock Island
and Davenport bave been joined by a
street car line over the Mississippi. In
Los Angeles the horse cars have given
place to cable lines and in Indianapolis
many miles and a large increase in the
number of cars have been added to the
Mr. Holmes' great recreation, and it is
peculiar to the man and shows his love
for as well as his ability to manage great
undertakings, is the largest Sunday
scnooi in tne world. This consists of 3.
000 children gathered from the foreign
Dorn population in tbe northern division
of the city, where for the past ten years
Mr. Holmes has acted as teacher to a class
of 3.000 boys and girls. The Sunday
school he calls his play ground. Mr.
Holmes is not yet fifty years of age, and
looks even younger than he is. What he
may accomplish in the years that may be
spared him if proportioned to what he
has already done, will make him a man
of national if not world wide reputation
His history is one which, read in Sunday
schools established by anarchists, would
perhaps show that more is to be accom
plished by making a hard, honorable
struggle for success than sitting down in
a beer saloon and railing at the estab
lished order of things.
5 J C H Read to Rufus Walker, lots
1 and 2, block 2, W H Edwards' addition
to Moline, $445.
J C H Read to Rufus Walker, lot 6,
block 5, Edgewood park, $212.50.
Complexion powder is an absolute ne
cessity or tbe renned toilet in wis cii
mate. Portoni's combines every element
of beauty and purity.
Hreetora' Meeting In the t'lvst Na
tional, Boek Island and People's.
This is the day fixed by law for the
election of the national banks of the
state. The stockholders of the
bank this afternoon elected the following
directors: P. L. Mitchell, Phil Mitchell,
C. F. Lvnde. John Warner. J. M. Bu-
ford. The directors met and elected:
President P. L Mitchell.
Cashier G. M. Loosley.
The stockholders of the
HOCK ISLAND NATIONAL
elected these directors: T. J. Robinson,
J. H. Wilson. Peter Fries, F. Weyerhau-
ser, E. D. Sweeney. The directors then
organized with the election of officers as
President T. J. Robinson.
Vice President J. H. Wilson.
Cashier J. F. Robinson.
THE PEOPLE'S NATIONAL.
The stockholders of the People's Na
tional bank met and elected the follow
ing board of directors: Bailey Dayen
port, Joseph Rosenfleld, F. .C. A. Denfe
mann, C. Speidel. George Wagner, Peter
Fries, Ignatz Ruber, Henry Woltman,
Fredetick Haas, August Huesing, John
Hx. Iiiike'n Hospital.
At the annual meeting of St. Luke's
hospital guild at the Harper house yes
terday afternoon, the following officers
President Mrs J M Buford.
Secretary Mrs M C Hoffman.
Treasurer Mrs G L Eyster.
Skates were in demand this morning.
"Tbe Octoroon" at the theatre to
Choice bananas 25 cents per dozeu at
C. C. Truesdale's.
The prayer meeting at the Broadway
church tonight will be led by Mr. S. D.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lynn, of 2517
Sixth avenue, rejoice in the advent of a
.lonu Huntoon left for the northern
part of the etste on a business trip this
The Merchants Electric Light company
is now lurnisniug ail nignt iignt to us
patrons in Rock Isluud.
Mr and Mrs. O. M. Boy les have taken
rooms for the winter at the residence of
D. Taylor, 904 Nineteenth street.
This is the week of prayer, ami as such
is being properly observed by the evan
gelical churches throughout the world.
Mr. Rudolph Hiucher, of Davenport,
has leased the Elm street saloon and has
restocked it and put it in first rat-- shape.
The Rock Island Citizens' Improve
ment association meets in regular moDth-
ly session on Thursday evening of this
The report now is that the fast trains
on tbe roads running west irom (jDicago
will again be placed on all the toads Jan
Those venturing out of doors before
daylight this morning were reminded of
the saying, "that the wicked stand on
In the circuit court this afternoon the
malpractice suit of Wm. Calentzky vs.
Dr. Swan Houser, of Moline, was settled
and dismissed, each side to pay its own
Miss Delia Dougherty died yesterday
at 1135 Fourth avenue, of pneumonia,
aged 36 years and 6 months. The re
mains are to be taken to Washington,
Iowa, for interment.
It is now understood that the idea
which is being observed in the repair of
tbe Union Square sidewalk, originated
with Jim Lane, though that individual
vehemently resents the assertion.
The Sunday school of the Christian
Chanel Mission bad its Christmas festi
val last evening.which included exercises
of a musical and literary nature and tbe
distribution of gifts among the children
Superintendent W. C. Brown returned
to the city last evening from Boston,
where he bad been in consultation with a
number of stockholders of tbe C B. &
Q. The meeting is said to have been
connection with the settlement
strike. Burlington Gazette.
A deputy sheriff came down from
S'erling last night and arrested Charles
Toliver, the Rock Island colored ball
player, who belonged to the Sterling ball
club last year, on a charge of bastardy.
and look him to Sterling this morning.
The county court jury composed of
Dr. G. L. Eyster and Messrs. E. W.
Boynton, C. W. Hawes, H. E. Casteel,
James Hardin and Dan Daly, adjudged
Mary A. Williams insane yesterday, and
ordered her commitment to Jacksonville
Health Commissioner Plummer's re
port submitted to last nights council
meeting, shows Rock Island has purer
water for consumption and use than any
other city in tbe Mississippi valley. An
alytical comparison is made with other
cities to show this fact.
Tbe ordinary routine of subjects for
meetings during the week of prayer will
not be followed this year at the First
Baptist church. The subject considered
this evening will be "Answers to Prayer."
A cordial and general invitation is ex
tended to everybody to be present.
Supt. Wright, of the C, M. & St. P.
has issued a general order to trainmen
that all clothing, valises, umbrellas, etc..
found on trains must be returned to tbe
baggage department at Milwaukee. This
makes no difference to the engineers and
firemen, but it is pretty hard on the col
Illinois passed her seventieth mile
stone on December 10, as a member of
tbe sisterhood of states. In 1818 ber
population was 50.000, while at tbe prs
eat time her population is over 3 500,000,
or seventy times what it was then. And
she is not done growing yet.
General Passenger Agent A. V. II
Carpenter, of the St. Paul road, last Fn
day celebrated the fortieth anniversary of
his entry ihto the railroad business. Mr.
Carpenter is now an old man, and there
are few names more familiar among the
railroad men of the country than his.
Mr. Carpenter has been connected with
Paul road nearly all of this
To the Creditors of William Barns
kill. Notice is hereby given that William
Ramskill, of the city of Rock Island,
county of Rock Island, state of Illinois,
did on the 17th day of December. 1888,
make an assignment to me of his estate.
to pay debts for the benefit of bis credit
ors, that 1 have this day qualified as stcn
assignee in the county court of. said
county. Tbe above named creditors will
therefore present their claims against
said Ramskill to roe under oath or afflr
mation, within three months from this
date as required bv law.
George Foster, Assignee.
Rock Island, III., this 20th day of Dec,
We offer one hundred dollars reward
for any case of catarrh that can not be
cured by taking Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. Cheney & Co.. Props, Toledo, O.
We, the undersigned, have known F.
J. Cheney for the la3t fifteen years, and
believe him perfectly honorable in all
business transactions, and financially
nble to carry out any obligations made by
West & Truax, Wholesale Druegists.
Walding. Kinnan & Marvin, Wholesale
Drugeista. Toledo, Ohio.
E. H. Van Hoesen, Cashier. Toledo,
National Bank, Toledo, Ohio.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally,
acting directly upon the blood and mucus
surfaces of the system. Price, 75c. per
bottle. Sold by all druggists.
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 Babcoek, Dentists.
No, 1724 Second avenue. Special atten
tion paid to saving the natural teeth and
inserting teeth without plates.
Oregon has probably doubled ber pop
ulation during tbe last ten years.
Tuesday, Eve.. Jan. 8.
Standard Theatre Co
Will present the bean lful Southern drama,
in five acts entitled
The Octoroon !
Or, Life in Louisiana.
t'ein all Special Scenery and the following
Steve Richardson. Klla Rirhrdon,
Birray Hnrvev, Davit J. Ifamage.
John V. Harry. K B. Wil. y,
Siiln- y Oliver. Dora Lombard,
Thomas J . Keogli, .tessio Crisp,
Beautiful Wardrobe. Change of
Admission only M. 20 and 0 cents. Reserved
eoatu fi-r sule 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.
OK . STROEHLE,
CHAS. BLEI EK.
and a full line of
C. C. Taylor
Under Rock Island nonee.
WE OFFER FOR SALE
Important Points are:
Interest it 7 per cent net to Lender.
We collect interest without charge.
Loans offered are complete and Investor
(tela nis papers at once.
4th. We examine the records annually for de
linquent taies on lands covered oy oar mortgagee
oth. Our agent Inspects each farm before we
make a loan on it.
6th. We make a specialty of Farm Loans.
1th. No pains or expensa spared by as to make
onr bnriness as safe for our clients as experience,
good ralth ana still can mate it
8th. Investors can be supplied with loans for
f suu ana upward.
Call or write for circular.
H. M.HENLEY, Attorney.
Rooms 30, 8L 82 Masonic Temple,
Hampton's Hot Coffee
Five Cent Lunch Counter.
A fall line of
SCHOOL SUPPLIES -
Corner Ninth Street and
or one-fourth off
In order to clean up their cloak department quickly make a big,
wide and deep cut for thia week.
25 3?IR CENT
or one-fourth will be deducted from the price of all cloaks,
PLUSH 8ACQUE3 EXCEPTED. Newmarkets Plush Jackets.
Plush Modje6kas. Short Wraps, miesea' and children's garments
all go at one-fourth off.
Newmarkets" wer $18.50 now $18 88
Newmarkets " 12.75 now 9 5T
Newmarkets 8.00 now 8.00
Newmarkets 4.00 now 3 00
Newmarkets " 8.00 now 3 ?5
Pluah Jackets 17.50 now 18 11
Plush Jackets " 18.95 now 10.4
Plush Modtsskas - S4.00 now 18 00
Plush Modjeskas " 20.00 now IS 00
Children's Cloaks " 8.00 now 4 00
Children's Cloaks " 5.00 now 8.00
Children's Cloaks " t-00 now 8.25
Children's Cloaks 2.50 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 eren
ings at 6 p. m.
Rock Island, Illinois.
1623 and 1625
Second Avenue, Rock Island,
Can now show you the
ever seen in
tgPRe meter the place under Harper's Th eati e.
H. D. FOLSOM,
Pure KeDtnciT Bourliofl $1.75 per Gallon
KOHN & ADLEE'S,
POST OFFICE BLOCK. :
fJ-Send for Price List, P. O. Box St.
KtoaM Lifer Ms
ehdlaeaMt). These celebrated1 p Lis an fast tak
kidM and liver complalnu, and are far smparloc,
toon eai-Uy taken, and is fact are tbe beet flnf
ever tatoodaceel for all diseases of th kidoera
and liver, sick headache, pain la the back a4
aide, hearumra. (mavinr and barnlog pains at the)
pitoi sw nomaco, yeuoweain, coaiea wmgna,
cornier an of iha food after eating, rntlsiamatfcui
of the kkdneis. gravel, etc, and as a family pill
taey aava aa equal, aaaaaomia caaaptia ereuj
Directional Tor sick headache, two ar three at
hedttaoetfor dyspepsia, en every aay before
elDBer: for disorder ot th itfaeya. twa, -two or
three times a week vntU relieved : for disorders
of th liter, and btlionsaeas. three or four aa ra
GIVE THEM A TRIAL.
NONE EQUAL THEM
Th proprietor win forward them to any addieas
by nail, oa receipt of price.
25 Cts a Bottle.
BOCK, OLAJITKILU ' '
(ar Call and gats l
Largest stock of fine
in the West.
Second avenue, Rock Island.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
Cores Coughs, Colds, Hoanenesa, Croup
Whooping Cough. Spitting ot
Blood and all Diseased ;
of the Lnnga, ;
Owe trial Is all that Is aeceasarr a oauftaee
yoa that It la th beat Cough Krmedy mad, a
next UmeyM bar a cough o cold, cad amd (at
Pries 10, 23 and 60 cents.
Can for cuvalar cmntthrtng tasrjtoalila i
T. BL Thomas.
K.B. Above roods ahlpaad to any irtrtrs at
rramiptof th arice.