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No. 1 Shirt,
Order and Measure
LLOYD & STEM,
and get a first-class
Muslin 2100 Linen Bosom
Shirt for only
Bible Sor.lotles Bibles at
Oxford Rilileg at cost.
Raster Bible at cost.
Window Shades at cost.
W'h'.I Pupers Tery cheap.
Alliums (if City of Rock Island 50c.
22x28 EDgravings 47c.
hi cost. A job lot of
at your own prices.
KINGSBURY A SON.
1703 Second Avenue.
The Best Inkstand
IS THE WORLD.
The air is not admitted into the Ink
Fountain, hence Ink Is preserved in its
original purity no evaporation of iuk
the pen guage dip cup enables the writer
to regulate with aecuracy the quantity of
ink to he taken on the pen.
Call and examine or send for circular
KINGSBURY & SON.
1705 Second Avenue.
THE FORWARD MARCH.
We are the Western agents for the stove manufactures
of Tapu.v, Rice & Co., and carry the largest stock of
stoves west of Chicago. In buying of ns you virtually
buy of tliM manufacturers and at lower prices than any
Mail dealer ran afford to make. It will pay you to see
us M'orvy,,,! buy anything in the shape of astove.
WILMRD BAKER k CO.,.
Opposite Harper House, Rock Island.
NO. 1708 SECOND AVENUE.
The Citizens' In provement Asso
Uit Wife-Ufa Mr tlncBeaatlfjriBS
Union Square -The Eailasat?
Krdneea Tell Proposed The Pav
ing Frojret Sou-Partisan Ticket
Irlatrtet Fair, Etc.
We carry the largest and best assorted stock of
in this vicinity, and at all times and make lowest prices
J m ware, Copper Wash.
Woodenware, Nick Nacks
For assortment, quality and prices it always pays
to trade at
Louis Hckhart. THE P AIR.,
The regular monthly meeting of the
Rock Island Citizen Improvement asso
ciation Was held in their rooms in Har
per's theatre buildin j last evening, Presi
dent Hass presiding, and with a large at
tendance of representative citizens.
Bills to the amount of $281.21 were
allowed, this including the rent, cost of
pamphlets, miscellsneous claims and a
bill of President Ha is, amounting to $39
for expenses to Chicago.
After the usual order of preliminary
proceedings, the ot.U for committee re
ports was made.
The advertising committee, through
Chairman Knowlto i, acknowledged the
receipt of the three thousand pamphlets,
"Rock Island Illustrated," contracted for
with W. P. Quayle and II. P. Simpson.
The beautifying committee, through
its chairman, Dr. Pi.ut. reported that sev
eral meetings of the committee bad been
held and deep interest shown, and a plan
had been drawn up for memorializing the
council for the ltr provement of Ucion
square, and making it a source of pride
to the city and its citizens, instead of an
eyesore. These pirns call for a fill of
one toot above tnn established grade,
thus employing 8,5iK) yards of earth at
thirty-five cents per yard, amounting to
$1,925; a permanent sidewalk of flag
stone, the full length of the lot line and
seven feet wide, req airing 8,870 square
feet at about thirty cents and amounting
to $663.80; this with 1.840 feet of curb
ing at 75 cents $1,005 and in all moving
a total of $5,582 80 added to which is a
ten per cent contingent fund for diagonal
walks, the removal of the band stand to
one of the triangles, the putting "in of a
fountain on another triangle, grassing the
whole and planting the trees and foliage
vases for flowers, with the words "Union
Square" in foliage on the Second avenue
side, making the to' al estimated outUy
$6,152.08. The ussociation approved
The committee cn free bridges being
called, an interesting-discussion followed,
in which Messrs. Oliver Olson, C. H. Rit
ter.E. H. Guyer, Wra. Jackson, J. M. Bu
ford, J. H. Wilson, W. F. Schroeder, Aid.
Frank III and Dr. Paul participated. It
was shown that the present income of the
toll bridges is $5,0(0 ana that about half
that amount is all that is necessary to
maintain the same ii good shape, and the
sentiment voiced wi.s that the toll should
be reduced to the lowest practical figure
essential to the aclu il maintenance of the
bridges and approaches. A resolution
was presented by Secretary Medill, ask
ing the council to submit a proposition
to make the bridge free to the votes of
the people at the spring election, but the
following substitute resolution presented
by Wm. Jackson wus carried unanimous'
IUtolctd, That it is the sense of this
association that the Rock river bridges
should not be declared free, but the toll
be reduced to such i rate as will keep the
bridges and the road from the city in
The committee on paving Second
avenue was called and the chairman.
Wm. Jackson, mad; a lengthy and inter
esting report, in which he said:
The committee early decided to recom
mend the paving ot Second avenue with
vim tied brick, and we weie led to such
conclusion in consideration of the fol
First. We are satisfied from personal
observations and from Information de
rived from reliable Kources that suitable
brick can be obtaintd at reasonable prices
for paving purposes, and that such ma
terial will answer tte purpose.
Second. In view of the fact that the
paving of the street i is a new enterprise
and will necessarily entail some expense
upon the abutting lot owner, we deem it
a proper course to recommend the cheaper
material, being satfi fled thut good sub
stantial work can b; done with it.
Third. The project of paving the
streets may meet with some opposition;
this ought to be avoided if possible; the
cheaper the work can be done, if the
work is good, the less likely that the im
provement will be resisted.
Fourth. Improvements like paving.
curbing, etc., to be made by special taxa
tion, or special assessments have got to
be urged with moderation in the first in
stance until the property owners become
accustomed to such changes-
Fifth. In the interest of this associa
tion we advise mod nation for we fear
that we may antagonize interests that
will work in harmony with us if we do
not encourage costlv and expensive work.
Ia support of the use of brick as a
pavement for street:, we submit the an
nexed letters and make them a part of
our report. This committee is informed
that a reliable perscn will take the con
tract of paving our street with
brick for $1 37 a square yard.
We have every reason to believe that
there is an erroneot s opinion among the
people as to the cost of paving the streets
and curbing the tiJewalks. If the city
will prepare the street ready for laying
the foundation far the pavement, wn are
of the opinion that the cost of paving the
'street' and curbing the sidewalk to the
owner of a twenty foot lot will not ex
ceed $90. Before the cost of paving and
curbing ia chdVgeuble to the property
owner, the city shmld bring the street
and sidewalk to grade, so that the paving
and curbing only siould be chargeable.
We feel confident t lat if the city author
ities will order tbe beginning of this
work; that it will v ork such an improve
ment in the locality where it is done,
that property owners will readily acqui
esce in it and solid ; tbe work to be done
as a direct benefit to their property
Such bas been the effect in other cities
where such improvements have been
To make such improvements lasting
and valuable, it is necessary that special
attention should be elven to the prepara
tion of tbe ground, and in fact to all tbe
work necessary to lie done to iuiij com'
plete the job. As a part of oar report
we submit herewith a copy of a paving
ordinance and specifications relating to
every part of tbe work te be done. These
specifications if adopted and followed.
will, in our iudsnent. make a brick
paved street durable and firm and a great
advantage to tbe legality where it u Mia,
The report is accompanied by the
plans, ordinances, specifications and let
ters alluded to. .
An animated discussion followed,
opened by Aid. O. W. Negus, wbo said
that while be favored the paving of Sec
ond avenue by special assessment, he be
lieved he voiced the general sentiment of
property holders when he said that if the
work wss to be done, nothing was too
good that could be had at anything like
reasonable figures. He favored granite,
believing that it wss tbe only permanent
material that could be used. Then fol
lowed exchange of views, during which
Mr. H. J. Lowrey reported that since tbe
framing of the report, it had heen learned
from a reliable source that No. 1 Sioux
Falls granite could be secured for $3.75
per square yard. Finally the report was
referred back to the committee to inves
tigate as to the best figures in Slonx Falls
Tbe committee on manufacturing re
ported encouragingly on negotiations
with numerous outside industries think
ing of locating in Rock Island.
The regular order of business was dis
pensed with long enough to receive a
resolution from Mr. Jackson urging non
partisan efforts in the choice of city
officers. Mr. Jackson believed that pub
lic interests should be the first considera
tion in election of city officials; that the
city government should be entirely
divorced from politics and conducted
strictly on business principles. He there
fore submitted the following resolution
which was unanimously adopted by the
Betolved, That it is the judgment of
the members of the - association
that the aim of every citizen
should be to elect men to hold the puolic
offices that can bring to that work fair
intelligence and business experience; th t
the successful and intelligent manage
ment of our city affairs demands that the
qualifications be kept in view in selecting
men for office, that the claims of pars
lisans irrespective of these considers
Hons should not be recognized, and it is
the opinion of this association that can
didates selected with reference to personal
fitness rather than party nffliiations
should be the controling consideration in
the coming municipal election and to that
end we pledge our united and individual
secretary Medill, of the committee to
obtain the cooperation of the Moline
Business Men's association in an effort to
secure the state fair, reported meetings
had been held and the enthusiasm with
which tbe proposition had been met in
both cities, and also a united effort in
notn cities to secure a district fair at
least. He also reported terms on which
Sylvan island could be obtained. He re
commended action by tbe two associa'
tions that would lead to the formation of
a company with shares at $10 each. The
association approved the report and
authorized the committee to continue its
Mr. Saville Johnston, of the committee
on abandonment of the towaship organi
zation of the county board, reported the
receipt of letters on the working of coun
ty organization, showing greater economy
and etficinhev than was Dossible under
township organization. One county re
ported no township tax, no road tax, on
ly a county tax of forty-five cents on the
100 valuation; and the highest county
Ux was seventy-five cents, while Rock
Island's is $1.05. This highest was
Morgan county, which had this year a
special levy of twenty-five cents, its reg
ular county tax being fifty cents on the
The association then adjourned.
8t. Valentine's day was happily ob
served at the residence of Mr. and Mrs.
Richard Crampton last evening by a de
lightful "valentine" progressive euchre
party, given by Messrs. Dick Crampton
and Will Eggleston. Ten couple of well
known young people were present, and
tbe evening was passed most pleasantly
indeed in the enjoyment of that fascinat
ing amusement. The usual order was
varied by the presentation of valentines
to the winners as counters a feature
heartily appreciated. Tbe young gentle
men were assisted in the entertainment
of their friends by Mrs. Crampton and
Mrs. W. T. Call. Refreshments were
served after the game, after which danc
ing was enjoyed and the young people
took their leave, voting the evening a
joyous success, indeed.
AT THE LABOR FAIR.
The Kxhiblte lnerasn and Beaae
Hare Attractive Touicht'a Enter
Tbe second night of the industrial fair
at the Rock Island rink saw a marked
improvement in the exhibits, many of
which had been hastily arranged for the
opening night. In addition to the list of
exhibitors noted yesterday, Kohn & Ad-
ler, wines and liquors, and Warnock a
Ralstoo, soaps, came In yesterday, and
these with the others rearranged gave a
perceptible improvement to the appear-I
ance oi the rtns. uonsiaeraoie otner
space has been reserved and more exhib
its will be added between this and tbe
commencement of next week, and in
dications are that the fair will eclipse
that of last year in all respects.
The music honse of D. Roy Bowl-
by has the same space that it had
last yesr. and a display of musical instru
ments fully as varied and attractive.
Concerts will be given from the stand so
inclosed nightly during the fair.
This evening the Rock Island home
talent troupe will give an entertainment
from the stage in the west end of the
rink. Tomorrow evening Mrs. W. C.
Collins will give a recitation and Miss
Ella Wilcox will render a vocal selection.
One of the most notable of the contri
butions in the way ot handiwork is a
needlework outline of the Virgin Mary,
worked in different delicate sbades.and is
the work of a Rock Island young lady.
President Cavanaugh and the others of
the committee on arrangements, are tak
ing every precaution to protect tbe goods
committed to their care and have already
covered it all with fire insurance policies
OUR ANNUAL CLEARING SALE
Sis Far Cent cans
Every Toesday evening during Febru
ary the Rock Island Bmldtnff Association
will hold meetings to dispose of its sur
plus funds at nominal premiums.
EH. Oevsa, Secretary.
"It's only a question of time." and a
short time, too, as to when your rheuma
tism will yield to Hood's Sarsaparilla.
O. A. Stisl, - Manager.
One Week, Bcginninng
Monday Eve'g, Feb.
Supported by a strong company presenting a
repertoire of tha latent unmu and
Opening In a Douhle bill,
"LADY AUDLETS SECRET"
Chantre of Programms nightly. Popular prices,
1 ), So and SJ ceuta.
White Goods, Embroideries,
Turner Grand Opera House.
Will show this week
a beautiful as
in checks, stripes and
novelties In sherr ef
fects, 5 cents to 28
cents per yard.
OSE inOHT OWLT.
For One Week.
In order to reduce our stock and make
room for extensive improvements and
spring stock, we will make a sweeping
reduction and have whittled down prices
as follows less than cos' in many caws:
A Liberty clock worth $ 5.00, will go at $ 8.50
Wringers " 8.T5, "
A Pluh Reclining Chair 7.50. "
Another " 5 60. "
Piano Lamp worth 16.00, "
' " IM.00, "
80x90 inch Syrma Knga 4 00 "
Felt Squares worth 6.00. "
.A 1 silverware for less than
eel them plated for.
All sold on the payment plan, $30 at
$1 per week. Prices no higher, no
lower. Payment plan prices same as for
Tbe Adams Home Furnishing House,
822 Brady street, Davenport.
Maw the Fight.
Will Gibson, who represented Rock
Island at the great Meyer-McAuliffe prize
fight for the light-weight championship
of the world returned home last even
ing. Gibson gives a glowing account of
the mill, and thinks the men are so evenly
matched that they would have been fight
ing yet had not a draw been declared.
He thinks tbe eastern man the most
scientific fighter, and that he had the ad
vantage of experienced backers, and but
for Myers' indomitable pluck and discre
tion would have won the fight. Myers
conducted himself with extreme caution,
and made few leads, knowing that this
was what his adversary wanted him to
do. In fact be was fighting for his
friends, many of whom bad put their
all" up on him, and for their sakes he
took no chances.
Not a Srratrh.
Wm. Bysinger. better known as "Ike.
who was reported as having beeh slashed
with a razor in the lower part of town
last Sunday night, says the report is un
true, as far as he is concerned at least.
In fact Ike says not even a fly bas
scratched him in the last six months, so
agile have been bis movements.
He lapani Bros,-
A Company that has no equal on the
road. An aggregation of unsur
passed talent. Each mem
ber a st nr.
5 The Magnani Family 5
The Parisian street Pavers tnnat be heard
to be appreciated since tbey cannot be adequately
PRICES S5. 60. 75c and S1.C0; teat sale at
Huebsnuer'a New Art Gallery, Davenport.
This la a first claaa attraction.
TURNER OPERA HOUSE,
Thbkb Niohts Only.
SUNDAY, MO DAY, TUESDAY
Februabt 17. 18 and 19. 1889.
Special engagement of the gifted young actress.
Sapport' d by W. A. Whitecar and an excellent
company, s noay evenn g Miaa Bants' own
adaptation of Von Moscnthal'a Great Play,
.Entitle., -LEAH. THE FORSAKEN."
"THE LADY OF LYONS !"
Mian Banka' dreaaea for "Camilla," and "The
Lady of Lyons." were d. aigned an1 ma by
wortu, of ParlB, and Suetcue, ol New York.
PRICK -4 S5. 60.76c and SI. Re erved seat on
aale at Henbinger'a new art gallery.
The Moline Dispatch is disposed to
misinterpret the Attaos' opposition to
locating tbe proposed twin city park on
Sylvan island. The Argus did not raise
objection because Sylvan island is in
Moline, but it does not favor premature
action as to the point of location; in oth
er words it does not believe in Moline
taking1 the whole matter in its own bands.
If tbe committees of tbe two cities, after
having assurity that the fair is a certain
ty, decide that Sylvan Is the most advan
tageous site for tbe location of it, none
will more cheerfully and enthusiastically
acquiesce in the plan than the Abgus.
- Advertised Wat of Letter Wo. 7.
List of letters uncalled for at the Poaiofflce at
Rock laland. Rock Island county, JUllnola.
jnemmau a v
Moore Miss Mabel
Ne aon William A -Poole
Pane cands .
Render Martin - '
Snayle W H
Say re A M
. Hcott W H -
WUaon Perry A ;
fMBU. - .
wai1 a 1X4. . Patterson Miss Lottie -
Olv um number at tko list when cJUn for
arectuea letters. A. uvaauiw, r. a.
Hard Mian Katharine
Columbia et 1117
Fresh fish at P. G. Young's.
Chickens and ducks at May's.
Choice sweet potatoes at Long's.
Fresh vegetables at F. G Young's.
Nice dressed poultry at F. G. Young's.
Spinach, lettuce and oyster plants at
Nice ripe bananas, oranges and apples
at Long's .
Daniel Mosher, Eq., of Hampton, was
in the city today.
"Keep in de middle ob de road,"
seemed to have been in the invariable in
junction which all Rock Island pedestri
ans were obeying this morning.
Mrs. Myers and daughter, of Beaver
Falls, Pa., arrived yesterday, Mrs. M
having been summoned to tbe bedside of
her brother. Mr. J. T. Miller.
Mrs. John Bailey's pupils give a recital
at Masonic Temple, Davenport, tomor
row afternoon at 8 o clock. The pro
gramme is to Include recitations by Mrs.
Phil Mitchell and Mrs. Wm. Collins, of
A committee which has canvassed the
city of Muscatine to gain the sentiment
on the high bridge proposition bas found
that two hundred majority of the city's
free holders are for an election on the
J. R. Gordon, a switchman in the R
I. & P. yurds, had the small finger on his
right hand badly squeezed and lacerted
and the nail crushed while coupling cars
this morning. Dr. 8. C. Plummer, Jr..
Uncle Pomp" Elliott, Buffalo Prairie's
old and honored eitizen, was at the Rock
Island house today. He is looking hale
and hearty for his years and is Just as
genial as ever. "Uncle Pomp" is one of
the old timers, a veritable Methuselah,
wbo used to come to Rock Island when
jack rabbits cavorted over Seoond ave
nue. Mrs. Ralph Babcock and children ar
rived this morning from Newell, Iowa,
and are visiting with Sheriff Silvia. Mr.
Babcock Is expected in a few days, when
they will take possession of their new
farm in Coal Valley township. The
young couple's many friends will be
pleased to welcome them back to Rock
Mr. J. Ed. Loosley left last evening
for Win8low, Phoenix county, Ari., with
a view of making that place his future
home. He makes the change because of
a desire to seek a restorative to his health
which has been impaired by too close aps
plication to business. Mrs. Loosley will
join her husband in their new western
home later. The best wishes of hosts of
friends follow Mr. Loosley.
Tbe "High School." is a very neatly
arranged and intelligently edited pamph
let. the first number of volume one, of
which baa been received. It is to be pub
lished monthly snd abounds in choice and
interesting literature. The board of ed
itors is composed of C. D. Reimers, edi
tor in chief. Miss Charlotte Kea worthy,
J." W.Cook. A. J. Beecher and H. G,
Copp; board of managers, Miss Jessie
Florida, treasurer, Geo. Kerns. J. S.
Scott, B.'R. Ken worthy.
Good two story frame house on West
Second avenue. Terms easy. Inquire of
X. fi. rarmenter. j , ,
Friday Evening, Feb. 15th.
Admission 3? Cents.
Good order maintained. Objectionable
characters strictly prohibited.
Street cars for Molina after dance.
GE . kTROEHLS,
CHA9. BLEI ER.
and a full line of
C. C. Taylor
Under Bock Island Bonae.
WE OFFER FOR SALE
' Important Points are:
1st. Intereat Is 7 per cent net to Lender.
6d. We collect interest without charge.
Sd. Loans offered are complete and Investor
jreu his papers at once.
t4th. We examine the records annually for de
linquent taes on land, covered by our mortgagee.
6th. Our agent Inspects each farm before we
make a loan on it
8th. We makepecialty of Farm Loans.
Tth. No patns or expense snared by as to make
oar bnrineea aa aafe for our clients as experience,
good faith and ekill can make It
8th. Investors eaa be supplied with loans tot
SSUU and upward..
Call or write for circular.
AtAaJaafe A mm aa V. -sa I
ttAMicik?u iJAVBNPflRT Id.
49 1 PLUSH 1 49
Will open Monday A. M.
Just ound a new
anrl K a st !aisvrv a lis a
Ten shades, all deslraple colorings; car
dinal, 2 shades, garnet, gold, brown
S sbadrs, mahogany, Mouse, sa
phire, gray goblaln 49c a yard.
fJCompare quality with anything yon
AQ I have seen at anywhere I A Q
I near the Drioe. I 7
at the lowest prices,
much lower than any
Hock Island, Illinois.
GREAT CLEARING SALE
Boots and Shoes.
We have also a lot of Misses and Children's Kid
Shoe 3 to close out at cost.
Call and see.
CAUSE & CO.,
1622 Second Avenue.
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 mates his snits np In the latest styles.
HIS PRICES AEE LOW.
Wm. A damson.
Adamson & Ruick,
Shops Corner Ninth St., and Seventh Avenue,
Hock Island. 111.
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
ISlPSecond Hand Machinery bought, sold and repaired.
H. D. FOLSOM,
No. 1707 Second avenue, Rock Island.
In Catawba, Port, Blackberry .and Cherry, only
60 Cents per Dozen,
KOHN & ADLER'S,
POST OFFICE BLOCK. t ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
0-Send for Price List. P. O. Box 82.
Betate of Margaret J. Sears, deceased.
The uodereigned hartnc been eoDOinted admin
inrator of the estate of Margaret t. Sears, late
a th mitntr of Rnrlr TalAnit .r.rj. nf Tllitinia Am.
ceased, hereby civ. S notice that he will appear
before the roanty court nf Roc Island con ty. at
the race of the clerk of said court, in th citr of
Kock laland. at tha Anrll term, on tha first Mos.
day la April nex , at which tune all persons hir
ing ctaioia against sau estate are aotiDsd and re
quested to attend for the purpose of baring the
aairie -diluted. An persona indebted to said estate
are reqneeted to make immediate payment to the
n...j ,1.1. v -) . V. M. '
wm tui nui u.j ui r euruarj, a. u, 400.
A. MERCHANT, AdaiUllatratev.
As ala fiSASajm, Auoatey. lOdgw
Kiiaey and Liver Pills
Per tbe care of Uvw. Cdary. Blood aaa flssaav
acadlsa as. Tfcaee eelebntad Ua aee foat aek
la? the place ef the bmm expensive reaaadtoa for
Kidney asm aver eoaapiaiaia, ana an raw avpanosv
aoore eaUr lakca. and ta fact are tbe beat tj.tnc
rev tatradacad for all dlseaaae of the kidaeys
ana urer, etc aeanacae. paia na law
flea, araithata. gnawis an
pit of the etnmarh. yellow akin, aoated
aoaaiaaT av of ike food after aattaar keaaa
of tbe UdB)s axavel,ete aad aa a fa sally pill
they hBTeaatqaal. esdeaomat beaantta evar
Utrecusaat to aftsk aftertax, te r ttoe at
Masse: for dyepepeia, asve every 4mj snlnn
dimmer; rordarordeeot ta kSarys. tw, two r
three tiaaee a week ecUl lettered t lor dWdars
f (he lira, aad
GIVE THEM A TRIAH
NONE EQUAL THEM
f& yroyrletar win forward these as any
Cts a Bottle.
Cures Coughs, Colds, Hoarseness, Croup
Whooping Cough. Spitting of
Blood and all Diseases
of tbe Lungs. . ,
Oae trial 1 a'l that is necessary- to aoarteoa
yoe that it la the beet Conga hemedy avade. aa
next time yon hare a loogb or cold, cell sod get
a bottle. - -
rnce iv xa ana ou cents. -CalCtorlclrcalar
Manufactured bj . , .
T. ET. .Thomas.
- . B . Abore roods sklpmed to anj aiAreM ox
receipt nf the arlaa, - - -