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THE iBOCK ISLA'KD ABQU8. SATUKDAY. MARCH 1889
WE HAVE BOUGHT THE
ROBINSON & TALIAFERRO STOCK
Hats and Furnishing Goods
For a Song, and now we sing the Song,
1.50 Stiff Ilats for 75c
" $1.25. 50c 35c.
?1 50. 25c " " 15c.
44 1.75. Etc., Etc., Etc.
20 cent Collars, 5 cents.
Underwear, Gloves and Mitts
GOING AT HALF PRICE.
Call early and get bargains,
An. I iT in Artists' Mite-rials,
Eu-iiini:, Stationery, Etc.
WV ar the Western agents for the stove manufactures
'f Tapm:, Rioe & Co., and carry the largest stock of
stoves west of Chicago. In buying of us you virtually
'my of th manufacturers and at lower prices than any
retail dealer can atfrd to make. It will pay you to see
us iiet' r you buy anything in the shape of a'stove.
WILL ARB BAKER & CO.,
Opposite Harper House, Rock Island.
ri.Ti.fefF Pi2 fir o
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W. UW thelargeststoclt in th. . bound o
r& on.hort notice. All work
Cor. Second Ave.nd 15th street. SUTCLIFFB BROS.
$1 Neckties for 75c.
75c " " 50c.
as time is limited, and goods
1705 Second avenue.
at a BARGAIN
THE CITY'S ADVANCEMENT
Special Meeting of the Citizens'
A Knitting FMMiy Talked I-The
ttalena Culm B Betm
tlona PertatsUna; It HenaoTal A
The special meeting of tbe Rock Island
Citizens' Improemnt association, held
last evening, was pit-sided over by Presi
dent Hass, Mr. Saville Johnston being,
in the absence of Secretary Med ill, elected
secretary pro tern.
Mr. Johnston intrxluced to the aiso
elation a gentleman who Is desirous of
establishing a knitting factory in Rock
Island one that wi 1 give employment
to about 150 girls and young women,
provided a company with capital stock
of $5,000 can be formed here. He ex
hibited numerous sum pies of the work
one inside a factory, such as fancy
hoods, jackets, hosiery, etc. The asso
ciation, by unanimous vote, approved of
the projeot and upon melion the presi-
deat was authorized, by motion of Mr.
Judge, to appoint aid publish a com
mittee to whom the important
matter shall be reft rred for as prompt
action as possible.
Tbe secretary read a letter from Con
gressman Oest to Cai't. Geo. Lament re
lative to (be removal of tbe custom house
at Qalena to Rock Island, a proposition
dwelt upon in tbe Ai.ous few evenings
ago. The letter read as follows:
"Washington, Fe'i. 28 It has been
suggested to me that the custom house at
Galena ought to be rt moved to Rock Isl
and. I believe it can be done. If Rock
Island, Moline and Cavenport will send
me a petition, as strongly endorsed as
possible, I will try to have the change
made. Will you look after It T
Tours truly, W. H. Gest."
In tbe discussion which fallowed, it
was stated that the custom house is an
institution of interest to river men and
marine matters and tliat the one at Gale
na is remote from the river and therefore
very inconvenient. There are already
custom houses on thu Iowa side at Du
buque and at Burlington and tbe location
of Rock Island is such as to make it very
desirable that tbe one at Galena should be
moved here. The city is in tbe same
district with Galena and is much more
advantageously sltuaved than a city six
teen miles from the stream. The follow
ing resolutions were thereupon submitted
and adopted unanimously:
Whereas, The pre tent location of the
government custom houses leaves tbe
whole territory between Burlington and
Dubuque witboat tbe benefit of a custom
Whbbeas, The cities or Rock Island,
Davenport and Moline are tbe centre of
the population and tn.fflc of such terri
Whereas, The p-eaent location at
Galena is inconvenient, and imposes great
burdens and hardship on those who have
business with such cutitom bouse; there
fore be it
Resolved, That we, tbe undersigned,
hereby petitltion the secretary of tbe
treasury of the United States that tbe
custom bouse now located at Galena,
Illinois, be removed and established at
Rock Island, Illinois.
A motion prevailed that the entire mat
ter be referred to the committee on pub
lie buildings with Instructions to confer
and cooperate with ibe associations of
Davenport and Molina.
Mr. W. H. Judge ic traduced the desir
ability of a savings bsnd in Rock Island
and dwelt upon tbe ( reat benefits that
such an enterprise wo aid be not only to
tbe people but to tbt trade of tbo city.
Tbe subject was upon motion of Dr.
Paul, referred to the executive com
After new members were admitted to
the association it adjo irned.
President Hass todsy named Messrs.
W. O. Negus. W. C. Collins and W. B.
Mclntire as the committee on the new
Rock Island division Uniform Rank
Knights of Pythias, fas instituted last
night at the Castle h ill. Star block, by
Stale Inspector Sir E'.oight Spencer of
Bloomington. Twenty-eight Knights
signed the roll as chart ir members. Tbe
following ofCcers were elected:
Sir Knight Captain- H C Cleaveland.
Sir Knight First Liei.t G L Eyster.
Sir Knight Second L eut 9 R Wright.
Sir Knight Recorder A D Huesing.
Sir Knight Treasurer J F Robinson.
Sir Knight Guard I'red Hodges.
It was 13 o'clock when the exercises
were concluded at the hall, and thou Sir
Knight Captain Cleaveland announced
that a spread hadeei prepared at the
Rock Island house, to thich tbe Knights
were expected to do ample justice. The
division formed in line and accompanied
by nearly twenty Sir Knights of Garfield
division, of Davenport, who came over to
assist in tbe work of org anizing, proceeded
to tbe Rock Island house, where. a sump
tuous spread was found awaiting them.
Chief Clerk Bloom, who is himself a Sir
Knight, bad supervision of tbe banquet,
and saw that every detail bad carefully
been attended to. Etch of the young
lady waiters wore call a llllies and ribbons
emblematic of the order, and the different
appointments were in keeping with tbe
various designs. Afttr the inner man
had been satisfied, an hour was spent in
speech making and geteral sociability.
Off For the Isnurr Kenorta.
Boss Wells took a fain last evening,
presumably, for the at mmer resorts of
Wisconsin, at least ttat was the im
pression he sought to give Thomas and
Sturgeon, whom he made it a point to
call upon before startii g. But as there
is just forty-eight bonis' travel between
Rock Island and the cipital seat ol the
nation, the suspicion it not without foun
dation that the Boss' objective point Is
in the direction wh sre an . event of
national moment is t take place next
Monday. The Boss' mission, therefore,
may be as premature i s the destination
to which he baa given out the Wiscon
consin summer resorts. - However, the
Boss may not know ihat there are de
tectives on hi track.
That tired feeling and lust of appetite
are entirely overcome ?y fclooa Darsa
parilla, tbe peculiar medicine. Try it and
Sews of tieaeral a4 Eeeat Interest
OaeernlBK the Iron Horn n4 the
Highways He Travrrsrs.
A new time card is to go into effect
on tbe C, M. 4 St. P. tomorrow, accord
ing to which all the Racine day express
will leave, in the future, at 6:20, in
stead of 645 a m. The Savanna arrives
at 11 a. m. and departs at 8 p. m.
Tbe genial "phiz" of Conductor Al.
Barber has been missed on the St. Louis
train for the past month, during which
time he has been acting as assistant
trainmaster, stationed at Barstow. This
move was necessitated by the volume of
business which the shipment of ice has
given tbe "Q " From 190 to 860 freight
oars have gone south from Barstow every
day for a month, the bulk of it being
handled by main line crews, who have
been sent north during the rush. Last
night a general order was issued to sta
tion agents to receive no more ice, as tbe
company could not move it.
Headlights for locomotives that are a
great improvement upon the old, are
to be introduced by the C, B. & Q.
and other western roads at an early date
The new headlight has an adjustment
which allows the engineer to convenient
ly direct tbe light, as be may desire, to
various points off the line. Tbe lantern
Is supported on a frame or platform,
which has a movement to right or left
about a vertical axis, and also up or
down by tbe same means, the opening
mechanism leading back to the cab, so as
to be within ready reach of tbe engineer.
He is enabled, by this arrangement, to
examine dangerous or doubtful parts of
tbe road, and in stormy weather to turn
tbe light upon tbe threatening trees or
masses of earth or rock upon either
side and which are liable to
fall. The device also permits the
lantern being turned so as to throw a
light across sharp corners and exhibit
the line of track at some distance ahead
of the tiain and at points which would
be entirely out of reach of the light in
tbe usual fixed position. According to
tbe usual construction and employment
of locomotive headlights, they are fixed
to the engine front in such a manner that
the lights are always thrown forward and
concentrated in one line only this being,
of course, an inadequate arrangement in
tbe case of sharp currves.
Official announcement has been re
ceived of tbe changes in the active man
agement of tbe passenger department of
the C. M. & St. P. Mr. A. V. H. Car
penter, who remains as general passenger
and ticket agent. Is practically relieved
from service, Mr. George H. HeafTora be
coming tbe active head of the department.
Mr. Geo. S. Marsh is appointed assistant
general passenger and ticket agent, with
office at Milwaukee. Tbe changes went
into effect yesterday. Mr. Carpenter,
who is now sixty-seven years of age, is
considered tbe oldest living passenger
agent in America. He has been connected
with the St. Paul system since June, 1862.
and has occupied his present position
since Jan. 1, 1866. His record has been a
most enviable and brilliant one, no pas
senger man in the country having a bet
ter reputation than be. The act of tbe
St. Paul comply in practically pension
ing him has been highly commended on
all sides, and is but another evidence of
tbe liberality shown to employes by
President Roswell Miller. George II .
Heafford is a much younger man, being
forty-three years of age. He has been
connected with tbo St. Paul road since
August, 1883. He is one of the young
men of the passenger business, and very
little escapes him that would be of bene
fit to his road. He even writes poetry at
railway meetings, and, what is more, he
Is permitted to resd it aloud and have it
published afterward. Mr. Marsh is
nearly ten years younger than Mr. Heaf
ford, and during late years has been gen
eral passanger agent of the Milwaukee,
Lake Shore A Western road at Milwau
kee. He is looked upon as one of the
bright and promising young men of the
profession, a man of brains, and tact and
enterprise, and a popularity that is some
thing to be proud of. Tbe St. Paul road
is certainly well endowed with passenger
Tbe Chicago Journal has been writing
up tbs officials of tbe Chicago Rock Isl
and & Pacific road. It says:
President R. R. Cable looks every inch
what he really is a successful man. He
is as genial as a May morning, but one of
tbe strictest disciplinarians among rail
road officials. Not a detail escapes his
scrutiny, and the consequence is that the
Rock Island, from the books in the gener
al offices to tbe work of the lowest section
hand, is always in apple pie order. He
is as easy to approach as Phil Armour,
and, like the great pork king, tells just
what he wants to tell and no more.
. General Manager St. John is one of the
best known railroad men in Chicago. He
apparently has no time for anything but
business, and is always found up to his
ears in it. He has been with the Rock
Island twenty-five years, and every de
tail of the workings of tbe road is at his
Traffic Manager Sage is a true Scotch
man and possesses to the full all the good
qualities of that race. His brother offi
cials claim that there never was a man
whose name and qualifications fitted to
gether so well. He has been with tbe
road twentysthree years, and his position
is as secure as that of a supreme court
General Fj eight Agent Johnson is a
comparative youngster with tbe road, but
has had an extended railroad experience
which peculiarly fits him for his position.
He is recognised as one of the brightest
freight men in the city.
George H. Smith, assistant general
ticket and passenger agent, is perhaps
tbe youngest official connected with the
road, but is holding down his position in
a way to win the envy of a veteran.
Hend4artrrs for Hons Famlshlnc
Clemann & Salzmann, the tireless
workers for the people's good in furni
ture, carpets and curtains, can truthfully
ay that they are headquarters In that
line. They manufacture all their own
parlor furniture, for which their facilities
are unexcelled. Their stock for tfie com
ing year is three times as large as any
stock in this city. Being, as they are,
the largest buyers, they very naturally
command the lowest prices. Call and tee
their stock and be convinced that every
word of this statement is true.
Prices of pants, as
As well as boys' clothing and shoes.
Don't forget tbe $1.88 pants at the M.
& K. '
Forepaugh's show will pitch tents in
Rock Island June 1.
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Taylor n joice ic
the advent of a daughter.
A special lot of boys' pleated suits that
are worth $3 only $1.25 at tbe M. & K.
Ladies! every country store has cheap
footwear; it is tbe fine shoes you can find
at the M. &K.
M. & K. are selling Ludlow's new
styles of shoes for less than other dealers
paid for old stock.
Oh, tbe mud; the beau but we re
frain from further infringement upon the
righto of the spring poet.
Isn't it grand that since tbe M. & K.
started a shoe store, we can flod just
what we want in fine shoes?
Wm. H. Faulkner, traveling represen
tative of the Cbicago lnUr-Ocean, made
the Argus a fraternal call today.
In addition to the 50c., 75c. and $1.
suits at M. & K.'s, another lot has been
added at $1.25, value almost treble.
Well, if M. & K. sell shoes at cost be.
cause they are selling clothing, that is
wby evervbody buys shoes at the M. &
The sociable and oyster supper at tbe
Ninth street M. E- church last evening
proved a very enjoyable and successful
They say M. & K. ran afford to tell
shoes cheaper thau others, becus? they
have an immense clothing store to help
pay expenses. That's right.
Wanted Good energetic men and
women to solicit. $2 50 and $3 per day.
Address or call on J. E. Schacffrr. Gor
don bouse, Rock Island, III.
Hon. . W. Hurst arrived from Spring
field this morning to attend to pressing
business matters, and returns to the
state capital this evening.
Boys' suits, pants, felt shoes, t-htrt
waists, are tbe principal features at the
M. & K. just at present before long
there will be something else.
'Squire Hawes received from state case
fines during the past year $55, which be
has turned into tbe school fund through
the medium of Supt. Southwell.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jens, of South
Rock Island, desire to publicly return
thanks to friends and neighbors for kind
ness and sympathy during their recent
It is only a week since M. & K. com
menced their sale of all wool pants at
$1.88 over 400 pairs have b een sold and
now another lot of $3 50 pairs has been
Mr. J. Rosenbaum, representing tbe
Kate Castleton "Paper Doll' company,
which appears at Harper'a theatre on the
9lh, is in the city. The attraction is one
of the best on tbe road.
Mr. J. C. Taylor will sell at pub'.lc
auction at tbe residence of J. M. Davis
one half mile west of EJgington, Tues
day next. March 5, at 10 o'clock, a lot of ;
farm stock and implements.
Talk about Mother's Friend shirt
waists? Wby M. & K. unpacked 07
dozen yesterday but when it comes to
beauties ask to Bee their celebrated star
goods- new styles now in.
At Its regular meeting last evening tbe
Black Hawk Homestead association made
loans amounting in tbe aggregate to
$5,050 $2,550 at a premium of 28 cents
and $2,500 at a premium of 28$ cents.
Mr. J. B. Z i mmer, tbe merchant
tailor, will on Monday next remove to
his new quarters, the corner store in the
Star block, opposite the Harper bouse.
He will be all ready for business on
Tuesday. The new store has been fitted
up in a handsome manner with all tbe
conveniences required which are in any
way an improvement on the old location
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Reimers gave a 6
o'clock tea and reception at their inviting
home on Moline avenue last evening in
honor of Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Davis. Tbe
sffair was 1 argely attended.
Mrs. W. J. Kerr gave a delightful re
ception at her home, 922 Second avenue,
Mrs. C. H. Seidel gave a very pleasant
progressive euchre party last evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Scberer, of South
Rock Island, have lost their boy, Owen
Paul, aged two years. The funeral will
occur tomorrow afternoon with services
at St. Mary's church.
Ernest, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward
Jena, of South Roch Uland, died yester
day morning of diphtheria, aged seven
years. The child was greatly be
loved by all who knew him.
Following is Supt. Kemble's report of j
the Rock Island public schools for tbe
month ending March 1, 1889, and corres
ponding month of last year:
Number enrolled l.tttS l.vsi
Average cumber belonging.... l.sot l.tno
Average daily a tendance 1.0U1 1.778
Per cent of attendance 93.7 95.1
Caeee of tardiness SB 44
Neither abaent nor tardy 854 i.ow
Yearly enrollment S.Ottt 8.073
What Did it Mess f
Three (piercing, frantic shrieks of a
feminine voice, in quick succession, rent
the air in tbe vicinity of Eighteenth
street and Seventh avenue at midnight.
A citizen, who was aroused by the cries.
burried out to . investigate but was un
able to ascertain the cause.
An Imperative Ksosssity.
What pure air is to an unhealthy local
ity, what spring cleaning is to tbe neat
housekeeper, so is Hood's Sarsaparlila to
everybody at this season. The body needs
to be thoroughly renovated, the blood
purified and vitalized, tbe germs of dis
ease destroyed. Scrofula, salt rheum
and all other blood disorders are cured by
Hood's Sarsaparlila, tbe most popular
and successful spring medicine.
Hospital Me use
The Hospital Guild will meet at the
residence of Mrs. J. M. Buford, Monday,
at 8 p m. A full attendance is specially
desired. ' , M. C. Horn ah.
Mayflowers were picked at Standiah,
Me., a few days ago.
The Terr Latest 1st Wsli Papers.
Sutcliffe Bros.' the enterprising dealers
in wall paper, are now thoroughly at
home in their new quarters and are pre
pared to show a larger, finer and more
beautiful line of wall paper than ever.
Their new quarters have been arranged in
a handsome manner and beautifully dec
orated with some of their choicest goods.
Tbe best improvements that have distin
guished the manufacture of wall paper
duriDg recent years are evidences of tbe
better taste and cultivation of the people.
Tbe wall pspers and other ornamental
hangings and decorations now made in
this country are quite equal, if not super
ior to those manufactured in France and
England and this has been produced by
the large demand which was a few years
ago of insignificant proportions.
Sutcliffe Bros.' stock comprise all tbe
new designs and ideas and latest styles in
plain and ornamental wall paper in rich
colors and combinations of shades, tints
and gold, ceiling papers, center pieces,
panels, dado tile and frieze paper in
modern and antique styles. This firm
has an able corps ot paper hangers and
painters constantly employed. Their
work is performed in the highest artistic
manner, and quickly. When selecting
your wall paper it will pay yon to call
and examine their stock. Remember the
place, northwest corner of Second avenue
and Fifteenth street.
St. Luke's Hospital Guild desire to ex
press their hearty thanks to all those who
took part in the entertainment at the rink
for tbe benefit of tbe hospital, to the pub
lic who patronized it, and to Mr. Eli
Mosenfelder the thanks of the guild are
especially due for his efforts in getting
up the entertainment. The toul receipts
amounted to $84.70.
M . C . Hoffman. Sec.
A good two -story trick house tor sale
cheap, in good repair in lower part of the
city. Also vacnnt lot in same locality.
Enquire of E. E. P&rmenter, lawyer,
Cincinnati ladies have a rage for red
gloves, and yet they ct u cold; but they
never fail to use Dr. bull's Cough Syrup
and always secure an immediate cure.
CHERKR In houth island, Friday morning.
March 1. 18S. at o'clock. Owen Paul. Infant son
of Mr. and Mrs. George Scherer, aged 1 year 7
months and 14 dsya. Funeral on Sunday at 1 p.
m from residence, and S p. m. from the Gennaa
Turner Grand Opera House.
Matinee and Night,
Sunday, March 3rd.
Return of the Favorite Comedy Drama,
"The 1Mb Out-Cast"
Produced by a specially selected
Mr. Punch Robertson
Miss Olga Von Brause.
Matinee Prices 15. 85. S5 and 50c. Nigbt as
usual. Seat sale at Uuebinger'f Art Gallery.
Wednesday Evening, March 6.
Admission 35 Cents.
Good order maintained. Objectionable
characters strictly prohibited.
Street cars for Moline after dance.
and a full line of
C. C. Taylor
Under Rock Island Bouse.
Brownson tbe Hatter,
Second and Main street,
Secured by First Mortgage,
Are the Safest and Best
Investments for a
In IS years we hare Invested over TWO MIL
LlOH dollars is tbla manner witboat s
loss so tar to any client.
We make a Specialty of Farm Lands,
and spare no pains or expense to, keep ear bust
. ties on this coDserrative basis.
GnoTMtors are lartted to call or write tot de
tails, completed Loans for f300 and upwards al
ways on Band tor sale.
Iaw. bra epfic&a
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Ttock Island, Illinois.
CLEMANN & SALZMANN,
1523 and 1525
Second Avenue, Rock Island,
Can now show you the
ever seen in
Remember the place, one door West of Harper's Thea
tie. The only double front store in Rock Island.
J. B ZIMMER,
No. 1810 Second avenue, is receiving dally 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 PRICES ARE LOW.
Catawba, Port, Blackberry and Cherry, only
$1.50 per Gallon,
KOHN & lDJL.EJEI'S.
P03T OFFICE BLOCK. : : ' ; HOCK ISLAND. ILL.
sSend for Price List. P. O. Box 32.
KleyaM Lifer Pills
VM-Otecrrreof TJrer. Odaey. Blood awd
aca disease. Theee celebrated p lis asw fa
inr the place of tke snore exmmlve teeaadl
kidae and Her coeapkainta, and are far swperiot;
dot eully takem, asd to facta tbe best tulnx
erer istrodaced for all disfis.is of Uks kidneys
and liter, sick keedsche. pala im tbe hack aa4
noe. swissis. gum
pit of tbo sxisnaeh.
tide, kearsban. gnawing and
r skin, coated tongue.
comios; p of ik food after eating, inaammauon
of ike udasrra. srarel, etc, and as a faauilj pin
wey Bare aotqaai, uaiagaiaMleptm awn
Direct mne I Far airat baadarlin twanrttir at
Become; or eysewpei
ism; Sar dyspepsia, sM erery day before
er: for disorder ot tbo Siteeja. twev, two or
i time a week estil raUeved; for disorders
of tbo Utoz. and hflirinsnnas tkran or fnor ne io
GIVE THEM A TRIAL.
NONE EQUAL THEM
TW pronator win forward rasa to aar aodieos
25 Ots a Bottle.
Offer this week an unnsually attractive
line of Satteens at
12 1-2 Cents per Yard.
in colorings and designs patterned after late
French satteens choice every one of
them; also will sho a large as
in newest effects, figured plains to match.
Prices Lower than last season.
NEW WOOL DRESS GOODS
are arriving; handsome enough to plt-ase the most
iastidiou8, and ottered at prices worthy the
attention of closest buyers.
fjgTYou are curdially invited to ex mine.
Largest stock of fine
in the West.
Cures Coughs, Colds, Hoarseness, Croop
Whooping Cough, Spitting of
Blood and all Diseases
of the Lungs.
One trial la a'l that is necessary to codtIbco
you that It la tbe best Cough Remedy made, so
next time you have a tonga or cold, call and get
Price 10. 25 and 50 cents. . .
Celljor circular containing testimonial..
Manufactured fcy . ' .
T. H; Thomas.
M. B. Abo roods shipped to any address on
reoelpt of the price.