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THE HOCK ISTjAND ARGUS. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 189
NO I E PRICES.
Americ in Bible Societies Bibles at
'xlirl Bitilos at cost.
H'k''t r Bible at cog?.
'iinliw Shades Ht cost.
Wall Ppi'r very cheap.
Album of City of Ruck Island Rile.
22x28 Engravings 47c.
lit c.-M. A j"b lot of
Ht your own prices.
KINGSBURY & SON.
l?i " Second Avenue.
KftNN & IFIEMING,
Manufacture: s of ami rwieis in
S?"Ca!l an.l examine our Goods and prices.
KANN & FLEMMING,
jSTo. 1811 Second Avenue,
Between Eighteenth and Nineteenth Streets,
(.kelki:stkas3 Building) ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
3 vmiAi'A-riaf .isX,-3
t: Krfmmmm J
We have the largest stock in the city, and are bound to sell, and prices are
. Rng tomako it go.
mi?Z 1 nK" .Ga.i,n,n,? and Ptt'),ir Hanging done on short notice. All work
guaranteed. Don t fail to note the place.
Cor. Second Are., and 15th street. SUTCLIFFE BROS.
Order and Measure
LLOYD & STEWART,
and get a first class
Muslin 2100 Linen Bosom '
Shirt for only
The Best Inkstand
IN THE WORLD.
Tlie air Is not admitted into the Ink
Fountain, lience ink is preserved in its
original purity no evaporation of ink
lie pen lounge, dip cup enables the writer
to regulate with aecuracy the quantity of
ink ti) bd taken on the pen.
('all and examine or send for circular
KINGSBURY & SON.
1703 Second Avenue.
at a BARGAIN
Dastardly Attempt to Murder a
Companion for Money.
T.i Sconndrf I After 11 a vine Areom
pllahrd His JPwrpone, JLrave Hi
Vletln WrltcrlnK Im His Own Blood
by a Lone tfeadalde Tho Partleu
An atrocious crime was attempted in
the outskirts of Davenport last evening,
one so villainouf and so outrageous that
the details of it strike terror and indigna
tion to one becoming acquainted with
them. The crin e was premeditated, and
if the villain failed in his pur
pose to murder he succeeded in
robbing his vict maf ter he had cruelly
and brutally bea'en him almost to death,
and leaving him helpless by the country
roadside on a cold night and without a
farm house within a half mile, took his
victim's team aid gained bis freedom
About midnight last night as two backs
men were returning to the city, after
driving some country folks who had been
attending a partj in town, to their homes,
they discovered n man lying by the road
side unconscious and moaning and fairly
weltering in his own blood. Examina
tion showed the man to be Carl Schmidt,
a former milk nu.n of Davenport, but of
late a cattle buy r, who has been in the
habit of making weekly trips to the
country in search of stock.
The hackmon picked the man up and
brought him to t be police station in Dav
enport. where Dr. Cantwell examined
his wounds and found the scalp fright
fully bruised and cut as if it had received
the full force of a heavy blow from some
blunt instrument. The scalp hung down
over the eye brows while the blood
flowed copiously from the Raping and
ghastly wounds all over the head. At
3:30 this morning the sufferer recovered
consciousness lotg enough to be taken to
his home. Ninth and Wurren streets, and
to relate to Capt. Martens the circum
stances connected with his assault and
condition as best lie could remember them
He stated tha1; on last Wednesday in
company with a s:ock buyer named Hecry
Hoofman, he wet t into the country sey
era) miles back of Davenport to purchase
cattle. Last evening the two mep
started home. At a saloon owned by
Henry Minert about two miles out of
Davenport on the Ilarriaon street road,
they stopped and got a drink and
then returned t3 the wagon and re
sumed the journey home. After driving
a half mile, Hocfman arose and went
back into the wagon to stand up and
stamp his feet, no he said, in order to
keep warm. The next thing and the last
thing Mr. Schmidt knew, he was dealt a
terrific blow in tin back of the head from
behind. It wastnen found upon investi
gation of Mr. Sclmidt's pockets that he
had been robbed of $ 140 in catih and f 40
in railroad men's checks The condition
of Mr. S's. head showed that he had re
ceived more that one vicious blow and
tbt the act on the. pari of Hoofman
was a deliberate and premeditated at
tempt to murder Ids companion for mon
ey. After ransacking his pockets, Hoof
man threw his Victim out of the wagon
and left him dead, or dyiner, he cared not
which, by the wayside, while he took the
team, drove rapilly to Davenport and
hitching it to a tegraph pole in a remote
part of the city, vhere the police discov
ered it this morning, continued his
The robber and wouldbe murderer was
about twenty-six years of age. His name
as stated, is Henry Hoofman, and he was
a comparative stranger in Davenport,
having gone there as a cattle buyer a few
months ago. He Is of medium height,
dark complexion md wears a small dark
mustache. His dialect is German and he
speaks only broken English.
Chief of Polise Ke9sler informed
an Argus representative this morn
ing, that he was pushiLg forth every
effort to intercept the flight of the scoun
drel, and that he already had clews which
he thought would aid in bringing
him to justice.
The nature of Mr. Schmidt's injuries
are such as to cause grave anxiety, for
while his skull is probably not fractured,
the wounds are lil.ely to induce blood
poisoning which would prove fatal, if in
deed he does not die yet from the loss of
blood and shock.
About eight years ago a musician
naned Schoor was murdered in a similar
manner, on the Bridy sir.'et road about a
quarter of a mi e east of last night's
crime, and robbed of his purse containing
the proceeds of a dance he had been
playing for out in the country. The mur
derer of Schoor has never been caught.
The Grill club waB most royally en
tertained last evening by Mrs. E. G. Fra
aer at her cozy ho ne on Third avenue.
As a usual thing no member of the stern
er sex is permitted to be present at the
regular club meeti igs, but this rule was
waived last evening, much to the satis
faction of those gentlemen who were
favored with an invitation. The tables
were a marvel of beauty in their different
trimmings, and the soft light from the
candelabras blende 1 charmingly with the
dainty surroundings. The cuisine was of
the most delicate nituro and delightfully
served in fact, the most critical con
noisseur could barely have suggested an
improvement. Progressive euchre fol
lowed, each guest nt the close of the even
ing being awarded a unique souvenir em
blematic of the art of cookery.
Bays' line Fanti.
Special bargains in boys' pants:
75 and 88c quality at 60c.
60 and 68o quality at 85c.
200 strong knee pants 25c.
200 strong black cotton worsted 15c.
At Simon & Mosenfelder's, Rock Island
Bard Coal ICarkat.
Grate and egg sines, f 8 per ton; stove,
No. 4, and nut. fli.28 per ton; for beat
quality of anthracite coal, screened and
delivered in any part of the city; 25 cents
per ton discount for cash. Cartage will
be added on all orders of leu than a ten.
E. G. FBiXEK.
SAW HIS SHADOW.
Accord Ins to "Ctrouad Hoxn Vernacu
lar We are In for a Cold Spell.
The ground hog could sea his shadow
today without the use of his eye-glasses,
no matter whether he took his annual
constitutional walk at an early hour, or
laid abed until high noon. The sky was
one panoply of blue from dawn to dusk,
and old "Sol" shone with unusual bril
liancy, evidently with special refer
ence to his royal nibs, the ground
hog. But how much different the
conditions from those of one year ago.
Up to February it had been a bitter win
ter and the idea of sacrificing fuel and
feed to the frost king for an additional
two months was appalling. Now there
are a great many people who didn't ob
ject if the ground hog, when he emerged
from bis bole today, saw his shadow. An
old saw recites that if a bear comes out of
his hole on Candlemas day and sees his
shadow, he turns around, goes back and
doesn't emerge again for six weeks. This
indicates six weeks' cold weather. If he
fails to see the shadow, the inference is
that be comes out of his winter quarters
to stay, and that an early spring will fol
low. An ancient Scottish verse runs:
If Caodlemss day b dry and fair.
The 1 alf o' winter' to come and mair;
It Candlemas day be wet and foal,
Tbe blf o' wiutar's gane at Yule.
Ice men and coal dealers watched for
the ground hog's appearance with con
siderable anxiety and are no doubt
pleased with tbe apparent result.
Today the Catholic churches celebrates
the feast of purification, commonly called
Candlemas. This feast is such in name
only in most places, being not observed
now as it formally wes. The Mosaic law
preseribing the ceremonies of purification
forty days after the birth of a male child
is still embodied in this feast which
comes just forty days after Chistmas
On this day the candles to be used in the
services of the ensuing year, at the death
bed and bier, are consecrated, a custom
supposed to have originated from the
olden custom of bearing a great number
of tapers in the procession held upon
Remembering the importance at
tached to Candlemas day for so long, it
is not perhaps surprising that there is a
universal superstition in all christian
countries regarding the weather. Sun
shine indicates another long and exhaus
tive season of celd. Wet and murky
weather augurs for an early spring and a
The Improved Car Mervire.
Supt. Schnitger of the Holmes lines
has completed his plans and time tables
for the seven-and-a-half minute car ser
vice on the Rock Island and Moline divi
sion, between Fifteenth and Thiriv-fifth
j streets in this city. East and west of
those streets the cars will be run every
fifteen minutes as heretofore. The new
arrangement will probably go into effect
tomorrow, me red and blue cars running
alternately. Tbe red cars will run as
now between the lower saw mill in Rock
Island and the eastern limits of Moline
over the direct route. The blue cars will
run between Fifteenth street in Rock Isl
and and Kiversidc cemetery. Moline, via
Thirty-fifth street. Until all the details
are perfected, passengers should be care
ful to take either a red or yellow car for
Moline over the direct route, and a blue
one or one distinctly marked for the
Thirty-fifth street line.
Time tables are being printed which
show the exact time of cars on the various
passing places during the running out
lime in the morning and the running in
tim at night and with which the pwblic
will be provided.
Tbe improvement of the system neces
skating longer hours for the drivers,
Supt. Schnitger is endeavoring to get an
increase in their wages, which not only
shows that the superintendent is consid
erate of tbe welfare of tbe men, but that
he knows when money is well earned
He has a good lot of drivers in his em
ploy, and they should be compensated for
their labor to tbe fullest extent consistent
with the company's interests.
In Aid or the Honpital.
Two new plans for the support and
permanent maintenance of St. Luke's
Cottage hospital were devised in Mitchell
& Lynde's bank this morning. One is an
endowment proposition, which reads:
Rock Island. 111., Feb. 2, 1889. We,
the undersigned, agree to give the
amount opposite our names toward a
permanent endowment for St. Luke's
hospital. Rock Island, provided that at
least 200 names are secured on or before
April 1, 1889, each subscriber not less
than $25, to be paid in cash or note with
seven per cent interest until paid.
The other is an annual subscription
arrangement and reads:
Rock Island, 111., Feb. 3. 1889. We.
the undersigned agree to pay $5 per an
num, until further notice, toward the
support of St. Luke's hospital in Rock
Island, 111., piovided at least 200 names
are secured to this list on or before April
1, 1889. Present subscription to begin
with Jan. 1,1889 and to be payable an
nually in March of each year, or semi
annually in March and September each
Both propositions received a number of
signatures at the start.
The Preobytrrlam Church' Position.
Rock Island, Jan. 2. In your report
of Rev. Mr. Leland's reply to your crit
icism of our sermons of last Sabbath, you
represent him as saying that bt. Luke's
hospital of Chicago had refused $2,000 or
$2,500, the proceeds of a charity ball.
The hospital in question was the Presby
terian hospital not St. Luke's. I make
this correction, as tbe fact to which at
tention is called indicates the position of
tbe Presbyterian church on this subject.
This position tbe Presbyterian chucru has
ever held, and I pray God. may ever hold.
Yours in christian charity (without the
ball.) Andrew B. Meldrcic.
There died at the house of John Sharp
in Greenbush at 4:40 o'clock this morn
ing, John Raithel, one of th e old time
residents of Rock Island.. He was born
in Germany, August 12, 1812, and came
to Rock Island, in 1837. He leaves with
his widow four children. John and Henry
and Mrs. John Sharp of this city, and
Mrs. Mary Helble of Monmouth, Iowa.
The funeral announcement appears elsewhere.
Mr. John J. Reimers went to Chicago
Special pants sale at Simon & Mosen-
The Spring Cove toboggan slide is in
fine condition now-
Mr. Fred DeBoard, of Hamlet, was in
the city today.
Simon & Mosenfelder's special pants
sale will create a furore.
Bro Payne, of Zuma, was greeting old
friends in the city today.
Mrs. Leopold Simon entertained ber
lady friends with a tea this afternoon.
While passing Simon & Mosenfelder's,
take a look at those samples of $2 50
The Rock Island & Peoria road has
lately added some large furniture cars to
its rolling stock.
A lot of winter caps for 3, 15 and 25
cents each at assignee sale of Robinson &
A saving from $1.50 to 2 on a pair of
pants is quite ar item. Simon & Mosen
felder will do it for vou.
Great bargains everything going be
low cost to close out at Robinson & Tal
iaferro's assignee sale.
Some customers suggest that Simon &
Mosenfelder's $2 50 pants' sale must have
been smuggled from Canada.
Six per cent loans by the Rock Island
Mutual Building Loan & Savings asso
ciation, Tuesday Feb. 5, 18S9.
Mrs. Barbara South plead guilty to car-
Tying concealed weapons today, and Jus
tice Hawes fined her $25 and costs.
The electric lights failed to Shed their
lustre over the city last night and the
stars furnished a poor substitute.
State's Attorney O Mara went out to
Edgington this morning to see his moth
er, who is very ill. She is 87 years of
Mr. E. H. Potter, of Defiance, Iowa,
was in the city today on his way to visit
his father Mr. II. B. Potter, of Buffalo
Last night the Black Hawk Homestead
association made loans aggregating $4,-
400 $1,000 at 27 cents, premium $2,400
at 28. and $1,000 at 28.
A ladies' quartette and a cornet player
will furnish music at the Central Presby
terian church tomorrow, and each sue
ceeding Sabbath hereafter.
Bishop Burgess ill officiate and
preach at both services at Trinity church
tomorrow. The bishop preached two
magnificett sermons last Sunday.
The name of Dr. J. S. Gilmore was
mentioned in Thursday night's Abocs, as
secretary of the Milan canning company.
It should have been Dr. J. S.Matthews.
The assortment at the start being tbe
largest, Simon & Mosenfelder would ad
vise their friends to take advantage of
their special pants' sale without delay.
Mrs Jacob F. Schaible, of Port Byron,
who was adjudged insane in the county
court yesterday, was taken to the poor
farm this morning by Turnkey Silvis.
The special pants' sale at Simon &
Mosenfelder's is by no means t.n every
day affair. A look at either of their
special lots wid convince one quickly
At $4 you have choice of ten styles of
pants made from best American cassi
mere's, and none worth less than $5
Special pants' sale at Simon & Mosen
felder's. Hon. E. W. Hurst arrived home from
Springfield last evening. Mrs. Hurst
will return with him on Monday, and stay
in Springfield during the remainder of
At 55 you have choice of twelve styles
of pants made from fine imported fabrics.
None worth less than $0 50 Early call
ers will obtain best bargains at Simon &
The Alvin Joslyn combination, which
p'ayed at Davenport last night, left for
Dubuque over the C. M. & St. P. this
mornin?. with their special baggage car
attached to the train.
The bearing of tbe deposition evidence
in tbe Blakemore-Wilson and Moline
Buggy company case closed in the circuit
court last evening ani the arguments
were postponed until March 11.
We have room for three or four fami
lies to do their laundry work at special
rates. Call and get the benefit of reduced
rates from now till spring. The Rock
Island Steam Laundry.
A representative of tbe Burlington
Hawkeye was in the city yesterday, inter
viewing our local republican politicians,
as to who should get the federal plums in
this neck 'o woods. He was chaperoned
by Boss Reimers.
We are grateful to all that bestow th'eir
patronage on us and kindly remind all
that have not done so before, to please
remember us when they wish their laun
dry woik done in first class style. The
Rock Island Steam Laundry.
The grand affair of tbe season will be
the invitation charity ball at tbe Harper
house, Feb. 7. It iu hoped all those re
ceiving invitations will attend and help
make the ball a pronounced success,
soclal'y and financially.
Conductor Tom Fuller, of the St. Paul
express, has gone to Milwaukee to renew
his acquaintance with his family, and
Conductor Baker has taken his train. J.
R. Cross, former baggageman for Con
ductor Tilton. is running tbe way freight.
There has been a very interesting and
profitable meeting held in the Methodist
church each night during the past week,
with good results, several having joined
the church. There will be preaching
every night by the pastor during the
coming week. Services begin at 7:15,
with a half hour's service of song coqn
ducted by the large choir of this church.
Undoubtedly everybody attending the
First Methodist church tomorrow will
respond liberally and cheerfully to tbe
pastor's request made last Sabbath from
tbe pulpit inviting everyone, old and
young, to bring a special offering and
drop it in the basket to be applied on the
church music. There seems to be a de
termination on the paipf the Methodist
people to succeed in having first-class
congregational singing and all supporters
and friends should freely take an addi
tional offering to the church for this
Having disposed of our stock of boots
and shoes, and desiring to settle all out
Handing accounts, I will be at tbe old
stand, 1712 Second avenue, for the next
80 davs, where all bills against the firm
of Turner & Co will be paid and all
debtors are requested to call and settle.
Hospital Ouli a Heeling.
The monthly meeting of the Hospital
Guild will be held Monday, at 8 p m., at
Mrs. J. M. Buford's residence. Full at
tendance is desired.
1 M. O. Hoffman, Sec.
To All Woom it Hay Conearn.
This rprtifleA that John FUnxcrn is no
lonsjer authoriz -d to collect hills for me.
Feb. 2, 1889. Mklchoir Koca.
RAITHEL In Rock Island, at 4:40 . . Feb..
S, 18-9. John Haitbe', aee 1 76 years, 4 months and
17 day, funeral at t P. x, to-morrow.
Chas. A . Steil, Manager.
ONB KIOHT ONLY,
Saturday, February 2d.
Lady Minstrels !
New Arabian Nights
PRICKS 55, 50 and 75 esnts. Seats now on
C. A. Steel. - Manager.
ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY,
Wednesday, Feb.. 6th.
The great Spectacular Event of the
W. J. FLEMING'S
Snperb and Elaborately- Eqnlpped Production.
Dramatized rrom Julc Verot famous novel
IN 80 DAYS.
Everything entirely Ni w this Seaaon. An array
ui reopie on me siae a carioaa or tae most
beautiful Scenery ever seen Me'chanical
and Siage effect" una'iassed. New and
costly Cotnnit. A Gitiantic array of
Handsome Ladi in
Grand Amxzorjiarj Marches and Drills.
Notwi'hrtsndine the enormous exnenae con
nerted withtbia grand production, regulir prices
will prevail, vii Parquette at d Dress Circle f 1 ;
Balcony. 50 and 75c and Gallery 45c Sati on
sale at Chmann & Salzmann's furniture store
commencing Friday, Feb. 1st.
Turner Grand Opera House.
ONE NIGHT ONLY,
SUNDAY, FEB., 3rd.
Special Greatest of Them All.
(Late Baker and Farron.)
The world-wide, well-known, versatile romeditn,
in uie ricnesi aregea and most lanrnable
coi edy, rec nt-t acted by himself, entitled
A far better t-lay than Chris and Lena
Replete with a harmonious blend nff of rjrrttr
songs, witty say nps. comical Mtnatj.ins, and a
Driftnt sun-nine or music, supported by a com'
pany nf acknowledged voal and romedv mbihiv
J-rt-tty fac a. exquisite to'lets. elecant costumes
magnificent scenery The lunniest play erer
written. Don't miss It.
No ad- ance in prices. Seat sale a HieMager'a
Art Gallery. There will he no matinee as the
coin pa. y does not arrive until 6 o clock p. m.
Every Wednesday Evening.
Admission 3? Cents.
Good order maintained. Objectionable
characters strictly prohibited.
Street cars for Moline after dance.
GI . S-TROEHLE,
and a full line of
C. C. Taylor
Under Rock Island Hoaae.
WE OFFER FOR SALE
Important Points are:
Im. Interest la 1 per cent net to Lender.
6d. We collect interest without charge.
8d. Loans offered are complete and Investor
gels hi papers at once.
4th. We examine the records annually for de
linquent taes on lands covered by our mortgage.
6th. Our agent Inspects each farm before we
make a loan on it.
eta. " We make. a specialty of Farm Loans.
Ttta. No pains or expense spared by as to make
oar baelness a safe for oar client as experience,
good faith and skill can make It
6th. Investors can be supplied with loans for
f tUO and upward.
Call or write for circular.
Begin their inventory. They are Btill offering bargains all
through the house to decrease the stock before
beginning the above ordeal.
Dress (roods, Hosiery, .
Gloves, Blankets, Yarns,
Underwear and Linens.
Cloaks Must Go !
PRICE NO OBJECT.
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 suits up in the latest styles.
HIS PEIOES ARE LOW.
Shops Corner Ninth St., and Seventh Avenue,
Rock Island,. 111.
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
5irSecond Hand Machinery bought, so d and repaired.
New Eim Sreet Grccery
t DANQUARD & BROWNER
Family Groceries and Provisions,
They solicit a share of the trade and will make prices as low
as the lowest. Telephone onnections.
GIVE THE NEW FIRM A TRIAL.
H. D. FOLSOM,
West Side Market Square,
Has tbe larges Dining Room tn the trNcitiet seating capacity 250 persons.
25 rents 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.
Pare Kentnclr Boite $1.75 per Gallon
KOKQST & ADLER'S,
POST OFFICE BLOCK. :
3-Send for Price List. P. O. Box 82.
Kidney and Liver Fills
eb diseases. Thee celebrated1 p 11 ax fast tak
ing the place of the more expensive msisillia for
kidne and nver complaint, and are far i
more eeUy takem. and la fact are tbe beet Uiins;
ver tntrodaced for all diseaaee of tbe kidneys
and liver, sick bead ache, paia la tbe back and
ride. hrarUmrm. ffnawlnr and bomlnsr pains at taa
pit of tbe stomach, yellow skin, coated Tr.
caaui ap as uh iooo aiier cawing, ixmaaimauoa
of tte kidneys, gravel, etc- aad aa a family mil
they have as equal, andaboaid be kept la avair
Direcuoaat For sick headache, two or three at
bedtime; for dyspepsia, so every day batata
dinner: for dteurder ot tba kidaeya.twa, two or
three times a week arti relieved; lor disorders
of lha liver, and hnWunnees, Urease four as ra
GIVE THEM A TRIAL.
NONE EQUAL THEM
The proprietor wfQ forward them to aav siblisea
by mail, oa receipt of prica.
25 Cts a Bottle.
taTT!! Ma fatai
No. 1707 Second avenue, Rock Island.
ROCK. ISLAND. ILLS.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
Cures Coughs, Colds, Hoarseness, Croup
Whooping Cough, Spitting of
Blood and all Diseases
of tbe Lungs.
One trial is aU that is necessary to eoaviare
you that it Is the best Cough Hemedy made, sa
next tlmeyoa have aiough.oreold, call aad get
Price 10. 85 and SO cents.
Call for eircBlar containing testimonials.
T. U. Thomas.
K.B. Above goods shipped to any address on
receiptor the price.