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THE BOCK ISLAND AKGU8; FRIDAYS JANUARY 25, 18S9.
American Bible Societies Bibles at
Oxford Bibles at cost.
Burster Bible at cost.
Window Sli mles at cost.
Wall Papers very cheap.
Albums of Cilj of Rock Island Ri
22x28 Engravings 47c.
at cost. A job lot of
at your own prices.
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buy of the manufacturers and at lower prices thaa anr
retail dealer can afford to make. It will pay you to see
us before you buy anything in the shape of a stove.
WILMRP BAKER & CO'.,
Opposite Harper House, Rock Island.
NO. 1708 SECOND AVENUE.
We carry the largest and
1 in this vicinity, and at all times and make lowest prices.
Woodenware, ISTick USTacks.
For assortment, quality and prices it always pays
to trade at
Order and Measur
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and get a first-class
Mnslin 2100 Linen Bosom
Shirt for only
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IN THE WORLD.
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the pen guige uip cup enables the writer
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ink to be taken on the pen.
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1705 Second Avenue.
best assorted stock of
The Waterworks Issue Thoroughly
It In the nae or the Improvement
Aaeoei&tioi that the City Ketaln
Coatrol I. ant Slffht'a Meeting;.
The Citizens' Improvement association
at its special meeting last evening to dis
cuss and gait, an expression of sentiment
concerning the proposed sale of the wat
erworks, brought out the first conflicting
spirit that hai been shown in the body
since it organization. It was to be ex
pected or course that when a question as
vital aa this was to be considered there
would be a viriance of views and a num
ber of set op nions expressed. This was
shown by th series of interviews with
representative citizens, published in last
The meeting, which was a very largely
attended one, was called to order by Pres
ident Hass, t ho stated the object. Sec
retary Medill then read a statistical com
munication from Mayor Blanding show
ing the cost and revenue of the works
from the data of their construction, the
figures having been given in Judge Wil
kinson's interview in yesterday's issue.
l be discussion of the question was
opened by Dr. Truesdale.who asked City
Clerk Koehh r as to the extent of the
present city indebtedness. Capt. Koe ti
ler's reply was $220,000. If we sell the
water works for the cost, $259,000, and
Ret the cash, what will we do with it?
asked the loctor, and he further ex
pressed the tear that if the money was on
baad it might not be wisely expended as it
could not He applied at once in li
quidating the cily indebtedness. Not
only this, but there was a danger of fail
ure to properly regulate the quality of
the water furnished by a private corpor
ation and h;re came in the advisability
of selling, a viewed from a sanitary
standpoint. Further than this, it would
be a difficult matter to regulate the rates
either to ti e city or other consumers,
with the wo: K3 in the hands of a private
Dr. Trues lale's remarks brought forth
information as to charges for plug ser
vice, it being shown that Davenport
with a private water company, pays only
$40 per pin;; per annum, whereas Rock
Island pays at the rate of $50, and that
the rates tc private consumers are uni
formly higher here.
In order to bring the question squarely
before the meeting, Capt. Peetz moved
that it be the sense of the meeting that it
was not desirable for the city to sell the
Mr. Saville Johnston proposed a plan
to relieve the anxiety as to any misuse of
the funds, should the city sell. It was to
arrange with the purchasers to give
bonds for payment, payable when the
outstanding city bonds are due, and the
interest thereon payable when the city
interest on its bonds are due.
Capt. KoiihU r was asked by Mr. Guyer
as to when the bonds payable by the city
are due and be replied that $25,000 in wa
terworks binds would be due in 1893.
$170,0130 in refunding bonds bearing 6
per cent would ba due in 1897, Jand that
the remaining $25,000 of waterworks
bonds wouli be due in 19;)2.
Capt. Jot n Peetz spoke in opposition
to the sale. The works were now on a
paying basis. The interest on the in
bebtedness on the plant was $60,000 less
than it was three years ago. It would be
a very gravs error for the city to sell the
Mr. E. H. Guyer staled that the as
sessed valuation of the city last year was
$2,318,000; the limitation by law is that
the city cat not go over 5 per cent of its
assessed valuation as to debt. The city
is now in debt beyond its legal right,
and the entire city is taxed to supply only
a portion of it with suitable water facili
ties. The accommodations for all the
consumption east of Twenty-sixth street is
simply an e ght-inch main, and from this
the C, R. I. & P. round house, the two
immense breweries, and a large part of
the lumber yards have to be supplied, to
say nothing of the use for domestic pur
poses . Acd yet to do this the works are
running to their full capacity. What we
need is a reservoir for the stke of econo
my as well as of purity of water. We
need largei mains, entailing at least an
expenditure of from $50,000 to $100,000.
These necissary improvements the city
could not cow meet. Mr. Guyer favored
the sale of the works if a stipulation
could he made for better service, a
schedule of rates, free hydrants to the
city and n adequate price be received
and with the reservation of the right on
the part of the city to order additional
mains when needed. The management
of the works was greatly at fault, as there
is annually a great waste of water, for
which the city should baye revenue.
Mr. J. R. Johnston feared that in the
event of ti e sale the city would exper
ience difficulty affording proper pro
tection. He was therefore opposed to the
Aid. Ne;us spoke earnestly in favor of
the sale. He viewed the question from a
strictly business standpoint. If we are
in debt an J befve something to sell, by
the incomo from which we can pay that
debt, why not sell and get out of debtt
Mr. Negut believed that cheaper rates
would be furnished to consumers with the
works in the hands ot private individuals
than if ow ned by the city, and he further
asserted ttat the 112 hydrants of the city
could be furnished free. He cited Daven
port as an instance where the works were
not owned by the city and where the
rates are cheaper than in Rock Island.
Aid. Sclinell was in favor of selling.
Under the present system he insisted that
the small consumer pays too much more
than his nrooortionate share, while the
large contumer does not, on the average,
pay half the running price. He would
favor intw reservoir and would like to
hear the sentiments of the people at
large on tie subiect.
Mr. W. EL Judge was opposed to the
sale. He belieVed the works, If well
managed, would pay all indebtedness and
net a handsome profit to the city. H
suggested that the association devise
means of managing the works by a non-
partisan commission similar to the pres- 1
ent library board and submit the same to
the city council.
Ex Aid. Schroeder thought the present
machinery would not last much longer,
and the waterworks system would at best
be incomplete without a reservoir. He
thought an outlay of 9100.000 would be
necessary to place the works in good re
pair. Mr. Oliver Olson held that the whole
question was a business one, and not of
sentiment or politics. It was a decided
step in advance when the city built the
present waterworks. It was a great
boon to the city as it gave to us pure
water and decreased the death rate. He
hoped the city would not seriously con
sider the proposition to sell, as the money
which would come from such a transact
tion would be menace and a danger, in
viting fraud. The city was not com
pelled to sell; why should it do so?
Aid. Ill, of the waterworks committee
of the city council, reported that the
waterworks facilities were in good con
dition for twenty years to come.
Mr. Wo. Jackson could not see any
reason for saying that the city would
waste the money it got from the sale of
the works if it should sell. If such fears
were entertained however, the city could
anticipate the maturity of the bonds.
The statement had been made that the
waterworks only owed now $50,000, but
as they cost $250,000 or more, there is an
investment of $200,000 for which no inter
est is calculated, and on which the inter
est has been lost. The waterworks in
private hands would be run as a business
enterprise, the people being benefitted by
lower rates to stimulate consumption,
and the company seeing to it that the
service is first class. Thero was no law
known to his mind by which the city
could sen, and the city would conses
quently have to get legislation in order to
sell, and by that legiblatioa it could make
provision for contingencies. The coun
cil would not and should not act hastily.
and should consider the consequences
well, and make provisions for them in
the conditions of a sale, should one be
After farther remarks, the question
was put on Capt. Peetz's motion and car
ried by a rising vote of 22 to 13. The
association bad expressed itself against
the sale by a good majority.
While there is no official significance to
the association's action, it has an impor
tant beanag on the subject and the coun
cil cannot act without giving the expres
sion of sentiment thus made . respectful
and serious consideration. The Arqos
believes that the agitation of the question
will be productive of good results, as it
will lead to improving the city's mode
of management of the works if they are
kept, and this has been reckless and ex
travagant -ever since the works were
AT THE THEATRE.
J oe Murphy Prenests His Irish Crea
tion, "Kerry tw," to an Immense
and Delifflited Audience Robert
It is gratifying not only to the star of
merit, but to the admirers of legitimate
drama to see such an audience present on
a deserving occasion as was that which
creeled the Irish comedian ani vocalist.
Joe Murphy, at Harper's theatre last
evening, in Fred Marsden's beautiful
play, "Kerry Gow," written especially
for Mr. Murphy. The drama, the scenes
of which are laid in the Emerald
isle, is one of those never-fading, popu
lar productions which, the mora they are
played by such an actor as Mr. Murphy
the stronger they become, as was evinced
by the great audience present last even
ing. Mr. Murphy has changed his play
very little during the twelve seasons he
has been giving it, for the reason that it
does not admit of improvement. The
smithy and dove cot scenes were both
natural and highly appreciated.
Mr. Murphy is perhaps not as good a
singer as he used to be, but he has lost
none of his natural wit. His "Dan
O'ilara" is a strong and popular charac
ter. Miss Belle Melville made a sweet
'Nora Drew," and her fancied vision of
the race upon the result of which hung
the fate of her father's estate was
touching piece of acting. The ''Raymond
Drew" of Mr. Maurice Dady, the "Major
Gruff," of Mr. James Dunn, the "Valen
tine Hay" of Mr. F. C. Hatneltoa, and the
"O'Drive" of Mr. Maurice Heppard, were
all well performed.
Manager Kindt of the Turner Grand
opera house at Davenport, may take
special pride in the announcement of the
entertainment he has to present in the
appearance for three performances of the
heroic tragedian Mr. Robert Downing,
Manager Kindt has for a long time been
negotiating with Mr. Mack with a yiew
to securing the tragedian, but It was not
until recently that the contract was
entered into. The encasement will
open tomorrow with a matinee per.
formance, when the beautiful romantic
drama. "St. Marc, a Soldier of Furtune,
will be presented. This is the play which
John H. Wilkins, a well known literary
gentlemen of London, wrote especially
for E. L. Davenport, and which that ac
tor made the success of his life. Sunday
night Shakespeare's masterpiece "Julius
Caesar" will be given with Mr.' Downing
as Marc Anthony, supported by the full
strength of the Gladiator company. On
Monday night, "Spartacua, the Gladia
tor," Dr. Bird's sublime tragedy, will
be presented in all its magnitude as
when produced at the State theatre and
Grand opera house. New York city. Mr.
Mack in producing "The Gladiator" and
"Julius Caesar" will put them on in
spectacular form and in a manner but
passing anything yet seen in this country
in the legitimate drama. A feature of
the productions will be the accuracy in
which they will be given from an histori
cal standpoint All the original scenery,
costumes, armor, properties, and imple
menu of Roman warfare will be . aged
Mr. Downing will be supported by
the strongest company now extant
in this country in the - tragic repertoire
His engagement will be the tragic event
of the year.
The reason Robert Downing has never
before appeared in Davenport is because
that city had no theatrical stage large
enough for his extensive scenery. The
great feature of the scenery in the mag,
niflcent production of "The Gladiator,"
will be the arena scene in the Roman
amphitheatre, with its tiers of galleries
representing thousands of persons, and
will no doubt be viewed here with great
The meetings at the First Baptist
church will continue every night next
week, except Saturday. William Morri
son, a converted blacksmith who is lo
cated here and working at bis trade, will
peak every evening. He is a man of
wonderful familiarity with the scrip
lures. Seventeen persons have been re
ceived to membership in the church since
the meetings began. This evening Rev,
Li Wilkins will preach. There will be
baptisms several eveniags next week.
The Blakemore damage suit went to
the jury this afternoon.
The Garia riot case was then called.
Go to the fair this evening.
Turkeys and chickens at May's.
Go to Orampton's for wall paper.
Spinach and head lettuce at May's.
Nice bananas at C. C. Truesdale's.
Stationery and office supplies
Dressed chickens and turkeys at C
Franklin hose company fair at Turner
hall this evening,
Choice fresh bulk and canned oysters
at C. C. Truesdale's.
The Waltman bastardy case has been
postponed until next Wednesday.
Blank books, copying books, ink and
all kinds of office supplies at Cramp-
Smart's west end "Fair" has just re
ceived all the latest novelties in valen
Candlemas wax candles at wholesale
and retail at A. Klotz's, 2205 Fourth
Lost A beagle hound. Return to 717
Seventeenth street and receive reward
Orders came this afternoon to hoist the
black flag a decline of 20 degrees by to
Buford post has secured the Fibk jubi
lee singers for an entertainment at liar
per's theatre, Feb. 12.
the Franklin hose company continue
lueir rair this and tomorrow eveniDg,
and matinee tomorrow afternoon.
loung ladies wishing employment at
good wages, call at the Rock Island house
in the forenoon of Jin. 26 h or 28th,
A call at the assignee sale ot Robinson
& Taliaferro will convince anyone that
you can buy first class goods at a terrible
Quite a number of the society ladies of
this city attended the reception given by
Mrs. S. H. Velie, of Moline, yesterday
There will be a special meeting of the
Rock Island Building association Tues
day. January 29, for the purpose of loan
ing funds on hand at lowest rates.
George Wagner and wife, of Rock Inl
and, were in town on Monday, to cele
brate the birthday of Mr. Wagner's sister
Mrs. Th. Mattes. Geneseo Ncxct-
Blankets and bed comforts, on the
payment plan at The Adams, 322 Brady
street, Davenport. Open evenings till
Now is your time to buy blankets and
bed comforts, while they are going at
cost prices. The Adams, 822 Brady
E. W. (Bill) Nye, the humorist, and J
Whitcomb Riley, the Hoosier poet, reg
istered at the Harper this afternoon
They lecture at Moline tonight.
uur stock oi chenille curtains is now
complete and cannot be surpassed in de
sign, quality, quantity or price in the
three cities. The Adams, 822 Brady
Representative Crawford has been ap
pointed one of the house committee of
four to formally notify Shelby M. Cul-
lom of his re-election to the United States
A petition from the Tri-City labor con
gress, embracing the labor organizations
of Davenport, Rock Island and Moline,
asking for the repeal of the Merritt con
spiracy law, was offered in the Illinois
A bill similar to one already introduced
on the subject, was introduced in the
housd of representatives of the general
assembly by Representative Crawford
yesterday. The bill regulates stock yard
charges and prohibits extortion.
The Des Moines base ball association
has sold for a handsome price to the To
ledo club, the release of Sage, catcher;
Smith, pitcher; Alvord, third baseman;
and Van Dyke, left fielder. The necessi
ty of putting in a cheaper club next sea
son alone Induced the change.
Sutcliffe Bros, are very busy moving
and arranging their wall paper stock in
the new store, one block east from their
old location, corner of Second avenue
and Fifteenth street. They are making
preparations for the reception of an im
mense new stock of wall paper of the
Dr. aud Mrs. G. L Eyster gave a de
lightful progressive euchre party last
evening at their Second avenue home.
There were over thirty guests present,
aad it was one of the most enjoyable
parties of the winter. A new and novel
idea was a quotation written on each
players' card, pertaining to the game.
The Bnrtis opera house, Davenport, is
to oe uorougniy overnauiea ana reno
vated at the close of the present
dramatic season, the stage to be trans
formed, the house provided with pros
cenlum arch to the foot lights, tiers of
private boxes put In, the whole house
decorated aud a new management put in
with Mr. A- C. Man, formerly associate
manager, at the bead.
"White Caps" are beginning to make
their appearance in this vicinity. At
Eelthsburg the other - day a proml nent
citizen named Ebenezer Gray received a
very pointed and badly spelled epistle
telling him that he had better mend bis
ways or be would get a visit from a
'Committee of White Caps." The letter
was indited in blood red ink, and em
bellished with a representation of a skull
and cross-ibones and a cat-o'-nine-tails.
A public meeting was held at Musca
tine Wednesday evening, wbieh declared
itself unanimously in favor of "bridging
the brink" between that city and the low
er end of Rock Island county, the city to
erect the structure. The proposition to
vote a two-cent tax payable in two years
for this purpose will be submitted to the
people of Muscatine at the spring elec
tion. Last night while a Daveoput gentles
man was returning from Rock Island with
a $53 buggy tied behiod the one in which
he was riding, he met with misfortune on
Armstrong avenue. The buggy attached
to his vehicle was upset and completely
wrecked. A portion of the avenue where
the operations of paving are goiog on is
very rough too rough to drive a vehicle
over, but this individual did not know it
until he had ruined one vt-hide and had
the spokes nearly shaken out of the
wheels of the other.
The only complexion powder in the
world that is without vulgarity, without
injury to the user, and without a doubt a
beautifler, is Pozzonl's.
Do you suffer from catarrh? You can
he cured if you take Hood's Sarsaparilla,
the great blood purifier. Sold by all
C. A. Steel, - - Mansger.
Wednesday, Jan. 30th.
Geo. H. McDonald,
Illustrated Lecture on Picturesque
PAST AND PRESENT.
"Verv interesting." N. Y. Herald.
"A ereut les-on." N. O. Times-Democrat.
"One entertainment equal to a tour oi months
An liotructive evening's entertainment.'
Price to all parts of the House
Seats now on sale at Clemann A Salimann's.
Turner Grand Opera House.
SUNDAY AND MONDAY
The neason'R Trwjic KTent; America's Great
Tragedian. Root Downing nnder the manage
ment of Mr. J.. H. Mack, in Grand and Realistic
Ptodnctions of the Leenimate Drama.
Sunday Ma'inee First D'esen'stinn in Daven
port e: John 11 Wilkins' Beautiful
St. Marc,the Soldier of Fortune
Sunday evening, Sbakeppeare'B Masterpiece,
Mr. Down'nR ac Marc Antony.
Monday evening Grandest production ever (riven
or rorrest ana mciuiJoupn s greatest enccesa.
SPARTACUS, The Gladiator.
Which will be presented here in all its maiml
tude a seen in the memorable engagements at i he
Star thea. r. New Yofk city, and ihe Grand opera
one. ne nosion tneatre, Hoston. and the princi
pal legitimate theatres of th.-ci-untry. A car load
of magnificent scenery, orreous cosinmes, his
torical armor, propert.es and" implements and im
incmenie oi war, ann toe most powerful support
lnc co rianv of Ame Ira
PRICKS Evening: 5125, f 1.75 and 5 'cents
Matinee: SI. 7S, 50 and 45 cents
o extra charge for reserved seats. Seats on
sale Vt ednosday, at Bowlby's music s ore.
Every Wednesday Evening.
Admission 35 Cents.
Good order maintained. Objectionable
character strictly prohibited.
Street oars for Moline after dance .
and a full line of
C. C. Taylor
ruder Rock Island House.
WE OFFER FOR SALE-
Important Points are:
1st. Interest la 7 per cent net to Lender.
Bd. We collect Interest without charge.
Sd. Loans offered are oomplete and Investor
gels his paper at once.
4th. We examine the records annually for de
linquent ta ea oa lands covered by our mortgage.
Btn. Oar agent Inspects each farm before we
mane a loan on it .
6th. We make a specialty of Farm Loan.
Tth. No pain or expense spared by as to make
onr outinese as eare lor our clients as experience,
good faith and skill can make H
8th. Investors can be supplied with loans for
sauu ana apwara.
Call or write for circular.
H. M. HEMLEY, Attorney,
Rooms 80, 81, 83 M atonic Temple,
Begin their inventory. They are still offering bargains all
through the house to decrease the stock before
beginning the above ordeal.
Dress Goods, Hosiery,
Gloves, Blankets, Yarns,
Underwear and Linens.
Cloaks Must Go !
Hock Island. Illinois.
J. B ZIMMER
No. 1810 Second avenne, Is receiving daily his stock of
FALL AND WINTER GOODS
of the latest patterns. Call and examine them and remem
ber that he makes his emits up in the latest styles.
HTIS 1?RTCTCS ART? LOW.
COAL-ED IT ACTS.
We are possibly overstocked with
and have decided to hold prices down to the Lowest
Summer schedu e. In doing so we do not realize actual
cost to-day. We have the Blight, Clean Scranton
White Ash and the Purest LEHIGH Mined in Amer
ica. Go to our Yards, Fourth and Front streets, Daven
port, la., and see the Handsomest Coal in the market.
J: S. WYLIE,
Telephone, No. 1. " Masonic Temple, No. 1.
New Elm Seet Grccery
DANQUAED & BROWNER
FLOUR AND FEED
Family Groceries and Provisions,
They solicit a share of the trade and will make prices as low
as the lowest. Telephone connections.
GIVE THE NEW FIRM A TRIAL.
H. D. FOLSOM,
No. 1707 Second avenue. Rock Island.
Moil's Hotel ani Restaurant,
West Side Market Square, - ROCK. ISLAND, ILLS.
Has the larges Dining Room in the trinities Matins; capacity 250 person!.
25 cent buys a good wholesome meal
25 cents pay for a nights' lodging in clean beds.
City Boarders at reasonable rates.
P. S. All must come ?ober. C- D. GORDOX. Proprietor.
Pure Kentncir Bomlion $1.75 per Gallon
KOBCST & ADLER'S,
POST OFFICE BLOCK. : ; ROCK ISLAND. ILL,
"Send for Price List. P. O. Box 82.
Kiflner and Liyer Fills
acb diseases. These celebrated oils wrm tsaa tak.
inf the place of the more expensive remedied for
Kranef ana over compiainu, ana are rat sperlor,
more eaU taken, and m fact are the best tbtng
ever introduced for ail diseases of the kMners
and liver, sick headache, pain in the back ao
ride. toartbaiB. gnawinc snd bunlnc paJaa at the
pit of the stomach, yellow t kin, coated fcmiroa,
coo lrc up of the food after eating, inflammation
of the kidneys. arsTeL. etc. and as a family pin
they aa equal, and shosid be kept is. vir
Directions t For sick headache, two or three at
bedtimes to dyspepsia, one every day before)
dinner ; for disorder at the tldBrys. tw. two or
three times week acti relieved; for disorder
of the liver, and hnioBsaese. three or foar aa re
quired. GIVE THEM A TRIAL.
NONE EQUAL THEM
The proprirtor will forward them to any addicsw
by mail, on receipt of price.
25 Cts a Bottle.
Cures Coughs. Colds, Hoarseness, Croup
Whooping Cough, Spitting of
Blood and all Diseases
of the Lungs.
One trial i s i that is necessary to convince
yon that it Is tbe best Cough Kerned? mad, so
next time you have a tough or cold, call aad get
Price 10. 25 and 50 cent.
Call for circular containing testimonials.
T. EL Thomas.
X. B. Above goods shipped M sy sddrts W
rreelpttif th price.