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THE HOOK ISTjAND AIIGU. SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 19
NO IE PRICES.
American Bible Societies Bibles at
( tfoM Ilii'lcs at coot.
fiik'xNT Bible at cost.
Window Shades At cost.
WV.I Papers very cheap.
Albums of City of Rock Island 50c.
22x28 EDgravings 47c.
Ht cost. A job lot of
at your own prices.
KINGSBURY & SON,
1T05 Second Avenue.
We urn the Western agents for the stove manufactures
of Taplis, Rick & Co., and carry the largest stock of
stoves west of Chicago. In baying of us you virtually
luy of the manufacturers and at lower prices than any
retail dealer can afford to make. It will pay you to see
us before you buy anything in the shape of a stove.
WILL&RJJ BAKER & CO.,
Opposite Harper House, Rock Island.
NO. 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
Woodenware, Nick Nacks.
For assortment, "quality and prioes it always pays
to trade at
Order and Measure
LLOYD & STEWART,
and get a first-class
Mnslin 2100 Linen Bosom
Shirt for only
The Best Inkstand
IN THE WOULD.
The air is not admitted into the Ink
Fountain, hence ink Is preserved in its
original, purity no evaDoration of ink
the Den bumm din cud enables the writer
to regulate with aecuracy the quantity of
ink to be taken oo the pen.
Call and examine or send for circular
KINGSBURY & SON.
1705 Second Avenue.
AN ODD CHARACTER.
A Peculiarly Di-exsed and queer Act
ios Prronax In the City Who In
he and Whither Doen he Come f
An individual, eccentric in appearance
and actions arrived in the city on one of
the late trains laet night and registered at
the Harper. II is baggage seemed to
consist of a small satchel held together by
straps, and a large package wrapped in a
German newspaper. Tiie man's pecu
liarities were apparent at the first glance.
There was notbittg strikingly out of the
way about his clothes, except that be
wore an old-fashioned Quaker hat, with
stiff, straight briri and soft crown. About
his neck hung a heavy scarf. He wore
no overcoat. His head was shaven
closely; in fact the appearance was that
the man's cranium was entirely shorn of
the adornment rature, as a rule, places
The man was talkative and appeared
eicltable. He spoke with a German ac
cent and gruffly. He paid his bill in
cluding breakfast this morningin advance
and was assigned to a room, but no
sooner had he entered bis temporary
lodging place thin he set up a tremen
dous aad incessant sputtering.apparently
addressing all lis conversation to the
first person singular. He did not talk in
an undertone, but spoke so loud that
everybody on tb.3 floor could hear bim,
and many of his utterances were distinct
ly audible. He was heard to say "didn't
I outwit them, oh I planned that escape
well," "no bars are too strong for me;"
"suppose they know that I am here?"
"But soon my revenge shall come, yes
revenge! revenue!" Thus he gbbled
away until he tecame an annoyance to
all the lodgers on the floor. But he kept
it up until this morning, when he came
down stairs, and without eating breakfast
demanded his sa'chel, and in doing so he
again gave an example of his eccentrici
ty. Upon receiving the satchel, he said:
' I must handle ihatcarefully; it contains
dynamite. Many a policeman has looked
into that and many would like to, but
that's my business and I am going to at
tend to it. See?" Sj saying be went out
upon the street.
Who he is or from whence be come9 is
a matter of some curiosity. He told
some of the guests at the hotel last night
that he was a fortune teller and corn doc
tor. Davenport's Had Uuitera.
Gustav EklunJ, a Davenport jeweler,
formerly of Moline, has sued the city of
Davenport for J590damees. He states
in his petition tiat during the summer of
1883 he occupie 3 part of the basement
under the First National bank, carrying
on the jewelry business. These premises
front north on Second street and east on
Main street. The streets extending
north and south were guttered to
cany off surface waters down to
the river. Dur ng 1837 the city per
mitted the convruclors of several street
car lines to te.r up the street and place
culverts over the gutters on Main and
Hurrison streets. These gutters were too
small and narrow to allow the passage
and flow of water down the hillsides to
be conveyed to the sewer- A ram storm
on July 8, 1883, came along, the gutters
were choked atd overflowed to such an
extent that Eklund's hanement was inun
dated with water, mud and filth, there
being at one time three feet of water on
the floor. This was cleaned out, but
great damage ws done to his stock, fix
tures and tools. Besides, the place be
came unhealthy and he was obliged to
to move. For these reasons judgment in
the sum of $59 ) is demanded.
The Euall-h Tea.
The English tea given by the Ladies'
Auxiliary of the Christian Chapel last
evening, was one of the most pleasant
and successful entertainments ever given
by them. The proceedings opened with
the song "Not h sparrow falletb," Gil
bert, by Miss Jessie Bogue, rendered in
her own artistic way, which was encored,
and she respended with "Fear Not, Thy
God is Near." Gilbert, in both songs ac
companied by Prof. Bowlby on the organ.
After which tea was served from tables
presided over gracefully in thorough
English fashion by Mrs. A. Blackhall,
Mrs. M. A. Patterson. Mrs. Mayall and
Mrs. M. Wadsvorlh. During the even
ing reading and singing was indulged in.
and at the close all went'home realizing
that at least some English customs were
pleasant, gvod and thoroughly enjoyable.
The best thanks of the church are due to
the ladies who so energetically undertook
the scheme and carried it to so success
ful a termination.
An Accurate Time I'lere.
The chronometer Mr. J. Ramser, one
of our most experienced jewelers, has
placed in his stow window for the bene
fit of the public, is already attracting
universal alter tion. It is a long felt
want supplied. The chronometer is an
expensive, imported, registered, cloaeljr
rated time piee and will undoubtedly
become an authority on time. The
chronometer will be conveniently placed,
accessible to til who wish to compare
I'rnirl'it Sttork Bill.
Hon. W. F. Crawford was in the city
this morning, treakfasting at the Rock
Island bouse, on his way out to Edging
ton to spend Sunday with his family.
Tbe bill he in joduced in the legislature
tbe other day ta regulate the stock yard
charges of the state, he says is not print
ed yet, but it flies a rate of fifteen cents
for cattle; fifteen cents for horses; fifteen
cents for mules; eight cents for all ani
mala of other c asses under one year; five
cents for bogs, and five cents for sheep.
The Btate's attorney 19 to prosecute all
violations of t!iis law. Tbe shipper is
to have the privilege of selling dead ani
mals. A BIj axar.l Cammc.
The tempera .ure fell twenty degrees
this morning, od while the decline was
merely local, the cola wave signal had
hardly been tal en down when Observer
Fitzgerald ord red it up again, with the
prediction that a blizzard is coming from
the northwest imd that it is more than
likely to be below zero by tomorrow
STREET RAILWAY PROGRESS.
The Operation Westward en the
Dnnbl Track and thf Srvrn Jlmme
Service The Bridge Line.
Supt. Schnuger has permitted no mud
to stick to his feet daring the past week
of mild weather, for he has put in his
best licks at laying the westbound track
of tbe doublelline west from Twenty-first
street to the junction of the new and old
tracks on Second avenue between Seven
teenth and Eighteenth streets. The bulk
of the filling along Twentieth street
south of Second avenue and on the latter
thoroughfare west of Twentieth street is
in. and it only remains to complete the
gaps either way before the road will be in
condition to inaugurate the seven minute
service by bringing the Union cars down
Thirty-fifth street and turning them into
the tracks of the old line from that street
west to Fifteenth street. This will be
accomplished by the middle of next week
at' the outside, some track laying on
Twentieth street south of Third avenue
and the building of a .stretch west of
Nineteenth being all that is necessary
The curve from the bridge line into tbe
Moline and Rock Island tracks at the
junction of Third avenue and Twentieth
streets was put in yesterday, and the in
tersection of these two streets is now a
perfect net work of tracks looks very
citified indeed. Rock Island will surely
be street cardom when the Holmes
syndicate operations are completed.
Meanwhile the paving of the tracks
across the island progresses, but it will be
a long time yet before it is done. The
government is making a thorough job of
it hnd when the pavement is down it will
be theie to stay. The causeway will be
entirely payed while at least half of
Armstrong avenue will be paved. The
space between the rails on the bridges is
being covered with hard wood flooring,
the idea of Mr. Holmes to make
things permment while they are at it
being carried out to the letter.
A I'wernt Dummy.
The electric street railway in Daven
port might take advantage of the novel
iuventiou of a Clinton man named Gibhs.
He says that one of the difficulties in the
way of the securing of electric street cars
in many places is the fact that horses are
invariably frightened at the sight of a
street car moving along without a horse
hitched to it. So he has invented an
automatic, mechanical horse to be at
tached to the front end of such cars. The
concern looks like a horse in shape and
size, and can be painted black, white,
gray, bay or any color desired. When
the electric motor moves the car, the
"horse's" legs are set in motion, his tail
j is agitated to let the public know there is
no flies on him, and he performs other
features of like character. Mr. Gibns
thinks he has a bonanza in his invention
and has forwarded to Washington an ap
lication for a patent.
If the arrangement could be gotten
anything like reasonable, our city coun
cil oueht to provide all the hose carts but
the Franklins with them Bd then the
small boy might push instead of pull and
in this way appearances might be bet
tered, if not efficiency.
The Xew Park) t Company.
The plans of the new St. Louis, St.
Paul and Minneapolis Packet company
are to run the Gt m City and War Eagle
in the Keokuk and St. Louis trade and
the St. Paul between the city of that
name and St. Louis. Truffle arrange
ments with the Diamond Jc line similar
to those observed during the navigation
season of 1883 will likely be entered into.
If the stage of the water and tbe weather
conditions permit, the War Eagle will be
entered In the St. Louis trade as early as
February. The boats of the line will be
thoroughly repaired before entering ser
vice, $20,000 having been appropriated
by the new company for that purpose.
Mr. Van Nort, of Quincy, has been ap
pointed general agent, and is inspecting
and completing arrangements for an ear
ly opening of the season. While it is
conceded impossible to make the river
trade what it was years ago, it can be in
creased and made fairly profitable.
As a, regulator of railway rates and
preventive of excessive transportation
charges, the Mississippi is of inestimable
value to the cities and towns situated on
its banks. If. both packet companies
should retire from business It would still
be valuable. The river would still be
there and excessive charges would soon
result in the establishment of new lines.
The j ury in tbe Blakemore damage
suit against the city of Rock Island
brought in a verdict this morning for the
plaintiff, giving him 17 damages and
costs. A motion for a new trial was
State's Attorney O'Mara's first jury
trial was commenced yesterday afternoon
when the case of John Garin on the
charge of highway robbery was com
menced, Maj. J. M. Beardsley appearing
for the defence. The jury is composed
of D. W. Mumma, Mason Marple Josiah
Bonham, Rudolph Koch, Louis'Mc Greer,
Henry Lemherg. Herbert Altz, J. L, Sex
ton, Peter St. Clair, George Lamont,
Edwin Wait and John Hoffman. Tho
case went to the jury shortly before noon
and a verdict of not guilty was rendered
Fire Company Fair.
Tbe Franklin Hose company fair at
Turner hall is meeting with a continua
tion of success. Last evening tho quilt
presented by the King's Daughters, was
won by Mr. Louis Reitzler, No. 61; a
whip donated by J. C. McConnell, by B.
Seeburger, No. 33; a water set donated
by David Don, by Mr. Winslow Howard,
No. 2. A barrel of flour put up to tbe
best bread baker, and Mrs. Charles
Hodges was awarded the prize, receiving
79 votes to 00 for Miss Brookman, 10
for Mr. John Aster and others scattering.
Another barrel is to be offered this even
ing. A very useful donation not hereto
fore mentioned was a package of one
hundred tickets on the Moline St Rock
Island horse railroad and presented by
Masonry Insulted from the Pulplr.
There is said to be considerable ill
feeling in Masonic circles in Geeeseo.
says an exchange, growing out of a snub
given that order at the funeral of Sir
Knight Robert Blackiston in the Congre
gational church in that place recently.
The obsequies were conducted with Ma
sonic honors, and the Rev. A. Busbnell,
an avowed opponent of secret societies,
was chosen to preach tbe sermon in the
Congregational church of which be was
pastor, and was to have been assisted by
Rev. Woodruff, a veteran Methodist di
vine of that place, who it was thought to
have been thoroughly understood was to
offer prayer from the pulpit both at the
opening and close; but when the time
came and the audience bad taken poses
sion of the house, the Rev. Mr. Bushntll
arose and stated that if Mr. Woodruff
wished to come into tbe pulpit as a repre
sentative of tbe church and word of God
he would be welcome, but as a represen
tative of a secret society he would not be
received without protestation. This was
considered by many present as a strange
speech on so solemn an occasion, but
they succeeded, out of respect to the de
parted and the mourners, in quelling
their excitement, and the funeral went on
without further interruption.
The Franklin fair thisevening.
Fair at Turner hall this evening.
Last night of tbe Franklin fair.
Go to the Franklin fair this evening.
Heavy overcoats from 3 upward at
M. & K's.
Splendid light-weight overcoats $0 at
M. & K 's.
Another great stir at the M. & K. shoe
Elegant all-wool pantaloons for men
$2 50 at M. & K's.
Mr. Geo. Alter returns to his home at
Lincoln, Neb., tonight.
Fine Imported worsted suitings for
men $13.85 at the M. & K.
Hon. E. W. Hurst is home from
Springfield to spend Sunday.
Howard Wells is off on a business trip
to northern Iowa and Wisconsin.
On, buy the boy a new pair of breeches
only 8 cents a pair at M. & K's.
Do not fail to attend tbe McDonald
lectures at Harper's theatre Jan. SO.
Only a few pairs of those three specials
left at the M. & K shoe department.
Division Agent II. D. Mack, of the C,
B. & Q., is confined, to his home by ill
ness. Smart's west end "Fair" has just re
ceived all the latest novelties in valen
tines. Candlemas wax candles at wholesale
and retail at A. Kloiz's, 2205 Fourth
Potato socials are the rage in the
country. Young men go there to pare,
Loot A beagle hound. Return to 717
Seventeenth street and rtceive reward.
C. F. Gattjer.
The most exquisite line of light aud
medium weight overcoats just unpacked
at M. & K's.
Fine bananas, pears and oranges, fresh
cocoanuts, Malaga grapes and first class
cignrs at Boro's.
You ought to see the gorgeous line of
children's suits M. & K. are selling et $2,
$3 25 and $2 50.
All winter underwear, fur caps, glove?,
heavy overcoats and suitings cheaper
than ever, at M. & K's.
The lemperaiute fell twenty degrees
lust night and is likely to go still lower
before it rises again.
Miss Ida Roberts, of Washington, Iowa,
is tbe guest of the Misses McDonald on
Mr. J. E. Burrows, of Munn, Iowa,
has returned home after a pleasant visit
to friends and relatives at Milan.
Young ladies wishing employment at
good wages, call at tbe Rork Island house
in the forenoon of Jan. 26 h or 28ih.
Everything in gentlemen's furnishing
goods away below cost to close out stock
at assignee sale of Robinson & Taliafer
There will be a special meeting of the
Rock Island Building association Tues
day, January 20, for the purpose of loan
ing funds on hand at lowest rates.
Maggie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.
A. Heidemann, died at 1:25 this morning
of lung fever, aged two months and two
days. The funeral notice appears else
where. The chart of the rink for the industrial
fair will be at the "Fair" store in post
office block after next Friday morning at
9 o'clock for all who may desire to reserve
Every pupil in our public schools
should attend the McDonald art lectures.
It will be interesting and instructive to
both young and old. You will never
Mr. Ben. T. Cable, accompanied by
his friend. Mr. J. C. Nott, of New York,
arrived at the Harper from tbe east this
morning. They leave this evening for
San Antonio. Tex.
Mr. W altar Johnson, of the Union, has
returned from Springfield, where he went
to buttonhole his excellency. Gov. Fifer,
for tbe canal commiasionership. He has
not as yet informed us of the success of
The bustle is no more to be seen, sobs
a contemporary . It is to be hoped not.
If there is any article of apparel that is
unattractive in looks it is the bustle.
If a woman insists on wearing it, all
right, but she should certainly keep it
out of sight.
So popular have the class of entertain
ments given by Geo. H. McDonald, be
come in our larger cities, that during a
stay of five weeks in Chicago lately of
the standard lecturer, the gross receipts
exceeded the sum of $25.000 something
enormous. Tbe McDonald lectures will
be given on the same scale of magnifl
A contemporary remarks: The latest
slang is "tacky." Whence it comes and
why it is beard no one knows,' but
"tacky" is with us. Young ladies speak
of the "tackiest young man, and Adol-
phus speaks of the "tacky girl." It may
mean sharpest, most pointed, and hence
brightest, bat whatever It meant it Is
General Manager Johnston, of the
Brush Electric Light company, has good
news from Council Bluffs to the effect
that the Brush company, of Cleveland,
which he represents, has been granted a
franchise to put in a plant to light the
streets and business houses. Mr. John
ston leaves tonight for Council Bluffs to
close up tbe transaction. .
It has been computed that the power
required to drive the tenpenny nails con
tained Tn a full keg would draw a wagon
loaded with a ton cf coal fifty-two miles.
By some such method of reckoning It can
probably be found that tbe strength
wasted by a voung lady in chewing gum
would be sufficient to pound steak every
day in the year for a good sized boarding
An eighty acre farm in Bowling town
ship, being the south half of the north
west quarter of section twenty-one. and
being a portion of the farm formerly
owned by James Todd, all under cultiva
tion, and will be sold on easy terms. For
particulars call or address E. B- Par
menter, attorney at law. Rock Island,
"It's only a question of time," and a
short time, too, as to when your rheuma
tism will yield to Hood's Sarsaparllla.
A curiosity in Wallingford, Conn., is a
dog with three tails.
HEJPEMAN In South Kock Island, at 15
a m. Saturday, January i8, 1889. Maggie, daneh
erof Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Heidemann, aged 8
nontbsand 3 days The foneral will be held
from Mr. Heidemann' bonne on Aiken street. In
South Rot k Iblaml, at 1 o'clock tomorrow after
noon, with services tn the German Catholic
church, Kock Island, at 2 o'clock.
C. A. Stul, Manager.
Wednesday, Jan. 30th.
Geo. H. McDonald,
Illustrated I.ectnre on Picturesque
PAST AND PRESENT.
"Very interesting." N. T. Herald.
"A gre:it lee on." Jf. O. Times-Democrat.
"One entertainment equal to a tour of months
"An iistructive evening's entertainment."
Piice to all parts of the House
Seats now on sal e at Clemann A Salzmann's.
Turner Grand Opera House.
SUNDAY AND MONDAY
Grand Po"ndt M m nii,
The season' Traeic Eent: America's Great
Tragedian, Root Downing nnder tbe manage
ment of Mr. J.. H. Mack, in Grand and Keallsilc
Piodnctlons of the Legitimate Drama.
Sunday Matinee Klrst presentation in Daven
port ot John U. W.lkins- Beautiful
Romantic I 'ram a.
St. Marc,tlie Soldier ol Fortune
Sunday evening, Shakespeare's Masterpiece,
Mr, Down-ng an Marc Antony.
Monday evenint Grandest production ever given
of Forrest and McCullon?h sgreates-t succesa,
SPARTACUS, The Gladiator.
W htch will be presented here in all Its magni
tude a seen in the memorable engagement at the
Star thea.re. New Yofk city, and the Grand opera
hou-e. the Boston theatre, boaton. and the nrincl
pal legitimate theatres of th.-enntry. A carload
of magnificent scenerv. orevous ro.tnme his
torical armor, propert.es and implements and im
, lementa of war, an 1 the most powerful si.pport-
PRICES Evening: S1.2S. 11,75 and 5'centa
Matinee: $l. :s, BO and S5 cents
o extra cnarge tor reserved seats. Seats on
saie eanesday. at Bowlby s music a ore.
Every Wednesday Evening.
Admission 35 Cents.
Good order maintained. Objectionable
characters strictly prohibited.
Street ears for Moline after dance.
GK . f-TRoEHLK.
and a fall line of
C. a Taylor
Cader Rock Island Bouse.
WE OFFER FOR SALE
Important Points are:
1st. Interest Is 7 per Cent net to Lander.
' M. W eollaot Interest without charge.
Bd. Loans offered ara oompleW and Investor
Mia bis papers at once.
U. We examine th records annually for de
linquent ta es on lands eovarsd by our mortgages.
tn- Our agent Inspects each farm before we
make a loan on it.
6th. We make a specialty of Farm Loans.
Tth. No pains or expense spared by as to make
oar business as safe for our client as experience,
good faith and skill can make it . .
Mb, Investor! can be supplied with loans for
00 aad upwards.
Call or write for circular.
H. M. HE 11 LEY, Attorney,
Rooms 80, 81 83 Masooio Tempi,
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 !
PRICE NO OBJECT.
Hock Island. Illinois.
J. B Z1MMER,
No. 1810 Second avenue, is receiving dally his 6tock of
FALL AND WINTER GOODS
of the latest patterns. CU11 and examine them and remem
ber that he makes his suits up in the latest styles.
TTIS PRICES ATO TXW.
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 arfd the Purest LEHIGH Mined in Amer
ica. Go to our Yaris, Fourth and Front streets, Daven
port, la., and see the Handsomest Coal in the market.
j. s. wyi
Telephony No. 1. Ma onic Temple, No. 1.
New Elm Street Grccer7
DANQTJARD & BROWNER
K LOXTK 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. -
West Side Market Square,
Has the larges Dining Room in the trinities seating capacity 250 persons.
25 cents buys a good wholesome meal
25 cents pays for a nights' lodging in clean beds.
City Boarders at reasonable rates.
P. 8. All must come sober. C. D. GORDON. Proprietor.
Pure Kentucky BoiM $1.75 w Gallon
POST OFFICE BLOCK.
S"Send for Price List. P. O. Box 82.
Kiflneyanfl Liver Pills
rer tbe cure of Liver, Ddawy, Blood aad ftf
aeo disease. These celebrated pilaax faat tak
ing th place of the mora expanalv remadlea for
kidner and liver complaint, and are far samarioc.
mora Mtily takes, aod tn fact are to bs4
ver tntrodaced for all disease of the kidney
and liver, sick headache, pain in tho hack an
side heanbnra. gnawine and bnmlna pains at tho
pit of the etosnach, yellow skin, coated lonrno,
coming p of the food after eaitnx. tnaammaUon
of Ue kidneys aravel. etc, and as a family cUl
the have mm tqaal, aad ahoald be tuptiacvaiy
Wlracuonat For stck headache, two or three at
bedtime; for dyspepsia, ooa every day before
dinner-for disorder ot the Itdnrys. two, two or
three times a week artil relic Ted: for disorders
OST KBa 11 aaawt KiltAiu.
ted. " ,w - ,
GIVE THEM A TRIAL.
NONE EQUAL THEM
Tbe proprietor win forward them to ear srtliiiea
7 oa receipt of priceT
25 Cts a Bottle.
ROCK ISLAND, ILLS.
KOCK ISLAND. ILL.
Curea Ctughs,'.Colds.lHoarserieM, Croup
Whooping Cough, Spitting of
One trial le'a'l that Is necessary to convince
yon that ll Is the beet Cough hemedy made, so
next time ;oa.baT a tongb or cold, call aad get
Price 10. 25 and 50 cents.
Call for circular containing, testimonials.
Manufactured by -
T. H. Thomas.