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TIDE BOCK ISLAND ABGUS, SATURDAY. MARCH : 9." 1S9-
WE HAVE BOUGHT THE
ROBINSON & TALIAFERRO STOCK
Hats and Furnishing Goods
For a Song, and now we sing the Song,
l.5() Stiff Hat for 75c.
2.00 " " 1
.S. " " U.27),
20 rent Collars, 5 cents.
Underwear, Gloves and Mitts
GOING AT HALF PRICE.
Call early and get bargains,
MANfKACTfREnS OF ST Hj4 I w
Picture Frames, I W S
Ami DViw In Artists' Material', j
Etrliitiif. Stationery, Etc.
We uiv tL Western agents for the stove manufactures
of TaI'lin, Rick &. Co., and carry the largest stock of
stoves west of Chirago. In buying of us you virtually
tmy of thf manufacturers and at lower prices than any
iv tail dealer can afford to make. It will pay you to Bee
it M' uvyou buy anything in the shape of a Btove.
WILLED BAKER & CO.,
Opposite Harper House, Rock Island.
ICE7 A XVX4
'S VtJTJ x? fix uffiiZ$& O
' UrgCil 'tock ta. and are bound to .ell, and prtc. are
.... WPaintin,,. oni 88 to make It go. P
Don', Tfaluonoul he "p""
cond Ave., and 15th street. SUTCLIPFB BROS,
$1 Neckties for 75c.
75c " " 50c.
50c " 35c.
25c " " 15c.
Etc., Etc., Etc.
as time is limited, and goods
KINGSBURY & SON,
1705 Second avenue.
at a BARGAIN
- on short notice. All
PROPERTY MEN SAY PAVE
Interesting Meeting to Consider
A a Almost Vnantmliy of Sentiment
la Faror of Permanently Btabllh
lac Second Avenue Beport ait
Pursuant to the no.lce appeanna; iu
the city papers there w is a large meeting
of property holders at the rooms of the
Citizens' Improvement association in
Harper's theatre build tig, at 3:30 Tester
day afternoon to consider the matter of
paving Second avenue, from Sixteenth to
Twentieth streets, and nearly, if not quite
all the property affected by such im
provementa was represented. And what
is more, the 'sentiment was, with, posoi
bly one exception, in ff vor of having the
The meeting organized wiib the elec
lion of Mr. B. D. Buf)rd as chairman,
and Mr. Phil Mitchell us secretary. Mr
Wm. Jackson, chairman of the Citizens'
Independent asaociathn committee on
paving of Second avenue, explained
what the committee of whioh he is chair
man, had learned conce'ning paving, and
the materials used for such purposes,
including the txhaunive report made
before the last meeting of the association
and the salient features of which were
given in the Anuca at the time. Mr. J.
slated that since the la4t meeting of the
association hia commit1 ee had received a
letter from a granite pavement company
at Sioux Falls, Dak., s atiug that granite
pavement could be laid in Rock Island
for (3 per square yard, or perhaps less
Also a letter from the Galesburu Pressed
Brick & Tile Co., statirg the prices of the
paving brick and enclosing the report of
a committee made at Lincoln, Neb., on
the subject of brick for pavement, strong
ly indorsing the Gales burg paving brick
and recommending Its adoption at Lin
coln after examinations made by the
committee at St. Louis, Peoria, Quincy,
Bloomington and Galssburg. Another
letter of interest which Mr. Jackson has
received is from a company at St. Paul,
in which this is said:
We are now making preparation to put
in an extensive crushtrg plant with ref
erence to doing tbia sort of work on
streets. We lay down first about eight
inches of broken lime i.touo or slag as a
frost vent, placing thereou a cheap con
crete made of Milwaukee or Louisville
cement, so as to give a bed for the Jas
perite. which will be made two inches
thick. We feel exceedingly confident
that it will supply tho minsing link in
street pavements; viz: Give a street cal
culated to withstand b:av; teaming and
at the same time smootti enough for fast
driving. Exclusive of the excavating in
the street we estimate that it will cost not
to exceed $3.25 per ftUare yard laid in
Hock Island; that it w 11 last as long as
the granite pavement, and unlike aaphaU
turn, will not wear in h jles and need re
newal. The severest possible test to
which it can be put is let ween the street
car tracks, for there ti e horses tread in
the same place constantly. We put it
between tha car tracks last June in Sioux
Falls and next adjacei t toil the Sioux
Falls paving blocks; it is pronounced an
unqualified success, end the property
owners of Sioux Falls are saying that it
is the coming pave med. I should not be
surprised if we can lay it in Rock Island
for less than $2.25. e would certainly
be willing to make a test of it at very
little over cost and can probably do it for
( We expect to lny soma of in St.
Paul the coming seasnr and also In Chi
cago.. It can never weir itruooth nor can
it ever be rouh, and upon examination
of the s imple which will he pent you, we
are sure you will not bo long to discover
its terrific resistance to wear. When we
applied for a patent upon it, it was re
fected, but upon further test made by the
department at Washington they gave us
an iron elad patent strongly recommend
ing the material.
Oen. W. A. Schmidt of the Sun Acoi
dent Insurance association, and a former
resident of Quincy, w is present, upon
invitation, and, being requested to do so,
gave his views and experience in paving
taking the stand that vitrified brick,
properly laid, is the cheapest, healthiest
and moat substantial pivement.
The attention of the raeelng was called
to the fact that Architect Schureman bad
discovered in quarries not far remote
from this city, a species of rock that
has the appearance cf possessing the
qualities of endurance essential to good
paving material. Mr. Schureman ex
hibited a specimen of the rock, and stated
that it was bis intention to take it to
Cincinnati today to have it examined by
experts in a granite institution there," and
will report upon such investigations up
on hia return next Wedaesday.
On motion a commlt .ee was appointed.
consisting of Messrs. A. C. Dart, Phil
Mitchell, E. II. Guyer, T. J. Robinson
and II.J.Lowrty to act in connection with
Mr. Schureman and report if the rock
seemed durable for pacing purposes, to
an adjourned meeting to be held March
Mr. E. H. Guyer offered the following
resolution action upon which, was upon
motion deferred as a special order at the
adjourned meeting of the property hold
ers, March 22, with tUe request that in
the meantime it be published:
Resolved. That while it is the sense of
this meeting that all permanent street
improvements should be made by special
taxation, yet we are not in favor or any
system which shall r quire the consent
of the owners of the majority of the
property effected, but desire that the city
council shall be the sole judge of the ne
cessity of permanent improvements and
shall order the same whenever In the
judgment of the council it is for the in
terest of the whole city.
It is also the sense of this meeting that
the system of special taxation should be
applied faithfully, till all streets in the
citv are permanently paved, ana that
sreneral taxes should oaly be used to re
oftir and clean the streets and pave the
On motion Mr. Wm. Jackson waa ap
pointed to represent t he action of the
meeting to the city council and request
the city council to def ir action on the
permanent improvement until the com
mittee on paving a ton a could investigate
A motion by Mr. A. C. Dart that the
aenae of the meeting be that Second
avenue be paved anil curbed la a per
manent and aubatantif Lmanner, met with
uuanimous approval, isd then the meet
ing was adjourned for two weeks.
A REMODELED CHURCH.
The Xewly Arranged 'fedifire of the
Xmth Street 3t. E. Conxrecatlon
The congregations of the Methodist
Episcopal denominations in Rock Island
fare well as to places of worship. The
people of the First church are soon to have
an entirely new and magnificent edifice,
while their brethren tt the Ninth street
church are already comfortably settled in
their remodeled chapel, which now has
all the advantages of a new building.
The work of reconstructing and enlarg
ing has just been completed by Mr.
Christian Schreiner, the building having
been raised three feet, a twelva-foot ex
tension to the main part added, and
space of twenty by sixteen feet
thrown in on the southwest side.
NINTH STREET M.
The former roof has been entirely re
placed by a trust roof, thereby raising the
ceiling seven feet. The vestibule bus
been remodeled affdrdlngentrance through
the central part of the building. The
entrance to the class room is through
folding doors twelve feet long and eight,
The building is heated by a hot air fur
nace with registers for heat and ventilation
in the main room. The walls have been
tastefully papered, the pulpit platform,
and part of tho main floor carpoted and a
new railing supplied for altar service.
A new organ has also been introduced.
The building now has a capacity for
comfortably seating 350 persons.
The total cost of the improvements so
far amounts to $2,108 60.
The Ninth street folks have reason to
rejoice and be proud of their new
house of worship.
Mrs Eliza Wbitsitt, relic of the late
well known farmer, John Whitaitt, of
Preemption, died this morning at 7:20.
The estimable lady was in her seyenty.
ninth year; was born in County
MonBghaH, Ireland, married Mr. Whit
sitt in her native place in 1836. and emi
grated to this country in 1944, coming
direct to Preemption, where she has
lived ever since. She leaves three chil
dren, Benjamin and R II. and Miss
Elizabeth Whitsitt. The
was the best type of
Christian woman a faithful
voted mother; beloved by all .
The funeral will bo held from the
residence at 8:30 Monday morning.
Mrs. Wm. Heelan died at her borne on
Twenty-seventh street and Ninth avenue
at 3 o'clock this mornine after a two
weeks' illness. Her age was sixty years
and for thirty-two years she had lived in
Rock Island. She leaves with her hus
band, two daughters, Ellen and Mary.
The funeral will be held from St. Joseph's
church at 10 o'clock Monday morning.
Mr. Fred Kreeh, of Cable, brother of
Mrs John Daiber, of Ruck Island, died
last night. The funeral will take place
at 11 o'clock Monday morning.
Muline'n -o Lleenne Ticket.
The ticket put iu the field by the "no
license" convention at Moline Thursday
night is as follows:
For mayor J W Warr.
Clerk J W McPberson.
Attorney W R Moore.
Collector John Huey.
Assessor W H Edwards.
Supervisors A R Bryant, I Cassell.
Justices of the peace Guataf Swens
son. 1 nomas Merrvman. J Wadswortb.
Constables H P Pierce. E Anthony
Mapes, C G Carlson.
A resolution was adopted that "it is
the conviction of the citizens of Moline
in convention assembled, that the honor
and welfare of the community demand
that the city council issue no further sa
loon licenses, and that we pledge our
selves to use all proper means to secure
the election of the ticket nominated with
that end in view."
The editorial war between the Union
and Rock Islander is becoming interesting.
and the street from Second avenue south
on Eighteenth is fairly strewn with green
hair and Kansas whiskers. Both partic
ipants have met their match each has
found an opponent who will stoop to
fight the other with bis own weapons-
such as are excluded from the use of de
cent journalistic discussion and warfare
The Ana us has no band in Kilkenny cat
A Sew Factory.
On Monday morning Carse & Ohl
weiler will commence the erection, on the
site of their present factory of a new
building for the accommodation of their
bottling business. The dimensions will
be 28 by 40 feet; It will be two stories
in height and the foundation walls will
be raised fourteen inches to afford more
bead room in the cellar.. The rear build
ings will be raised to afford a common
floor level, and advantage will be taken
of the demolition of the old structure to
put in a new steel boiler.
Sutcliffe & Lercb come out in another
part of the Argus with an advertisement
Which they desire the public to read.
Both members of this firm are well
known in this citv. and are first class
Literary ajocloty Election.
The High School Literary aociety yes
terday elected the following offloers:
President Charlotte Kenworthy.
Tlce President James Cook.
Secretary Jennie Dickman.
Treasurer Oscar Appelqulit.
"A Paper Doll"' tonight.
Salted soda crackers at M sucker's.
Choice butter at W. Q. Maucker'a.
Mr. Charles Summers, of Rural, was in
the city today.
Boys' suit $2.50, worth $3 75. at Simon
Boys' suits $1.38, worth $2.75, at Simon
25 cent boys' suits worth $1 50 at
Simon & Mosenfelder's.
Boys' suits 43 cents, worth $2, at Si
mon & Mosenfelder's;
Good cook wansed Mrs. Phil Mitch
ell, 714, Twentieth street.
The muslcale at the First M. E. church
will be held next Tuesday evening.
Mr. D. S. Schureman, the architect,
left for Cincinnati this afternoon.
Kate Castleton appears in her new play
at Harper's theatre tonight.
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Flanagan have a
daughter, and A. II. Thompson is grand
Dr. S C. Plummcr, Sr., has returned
from the inaugural ceremonies at Wash
ington. Tons. Appelby, of Geneseo, i9 in the
city to spend Sunday, on his way home
Best quality of r.hambray Mother's
Friend waists only 25 cents at Simon &
French percale Mother's Friend shirt
waists reduced to 50 cents, at Simon &
There were quite a number of Moline
folks down yesterday, attending Simon &
Mosenfelder's boys' suit sale.
The Second avenue property holders
have expressed themselves they favor
waving . Let the good work go on.
Messrs. Cbas. SutclifL) and Joseph
Lerch have withdrawn from the firm of
IDruckmiller, Sutcliffe, Lerch & Co.
Although yesterday wasetormy Simon
& Moscnfolder's store was crowded un
til late with customers for boys' clothing
The boys' suit sale at Simon & Mosen
felder's will Dot be declared off until they
have made every homo in this vicinity
The Kansas cowboys who kicked up
such a racket at Washington during the
inauguration serviciea, passed through
last night, bound west.
Rev. G. W. Que has already secured
$12,000 in subscriptions toward the erec
tion of the new First M. E church oce'
half the amount required .
The hour for the evening service in the
Central Presihyterian church has been
changed from 7 to 7:30, and of the young
peoples' service from 6 to 6 10.
There was a ptrty of about thirty
couples at E. Woltmann's residence
last night in honor of Mr. Ernst Wolt
mann, who is here on a visit from Iowa.
Mr. Carl Hellpenstell, the popular in
surance agent, received this morning an
illustration of the Hamburg-Bremen Fire
Insurance Co., beautiful in design and
The city is filling the Twentieth street
and Second avenue sides of Union square
with the scrapings off Second avenue.
The grade will be established on the east
side with macadam and on the north by '
The city-township election will be held
April 2. In addition to the usual lists of
city and township officers the question of
selling the waterworks is submitted, the
voter to use the word "for" or the word
"against," as he prefers.
Clemann & Salzmann are now pre
pared to show the public over four hun
dred different styles of carpets, having re
ceived their full stock. All those in
tending purchasing carpets the coming
season, should call at once while the ass
sortment is complete and make selec
Assistant Street Commissioner Geo. W.
Downs has put the cross walks in good
condition all over the city made them
temporarily as passible as possible with
the materials at band, and for this be
merits tho gratitude of pedestrians . As
soon as spring fairly opens the danger of
miserable crossings will be forever done
Supt. Schnitger, of the Holmes syndi
cate, is pulling in his curves and other
connections between the termination of
the double tracks on Third avenue and
the slough bridge, preparatory to form
ally opening the service between Rock
Island and Davenport, as soon as the
paving on Rock Island la completed.
The amendment of Representative
Hurst to the telephone rental bill which
passed the state senate this week, is a
very wise and acceptable one. It will be
remembered that the original bill places
telephone rentals at $3 per month, and
certain tolls between cities. Mr. Hurst's
amendment Las taken off the tolls except
between cities that are six miles or more
It has been announced by the officers
of the Diamond Jo line of steamers that
it is the Intention to start the Sidney in
the St. Louis and Keokuk trade the last
of the present week, providing the
weather did nor turn colder. The Sidney
wintered in Quincy bay, where she is at
present, and was treated to a coat of
paint, besides being thoroughly reno
vated and repaired.
Mr. Simon, of the firm of Simon & Mo
senfelder, who has been east for over a
week, telegraphed his firm yesterday an
nouncing the purchase of the entire make
of one large manufacturer's make of
pants, which he Las been several days
negotiating for. They comprise all wool
pants of good quality, excellent patterns,
and make up in the latest style. The
entire lot will be placed on sale at the
uniform price of $2.50, none of which
will be worth lesa than $3.90 to $4.00.
The undersigned would respectfully
announce to his friends and the public
that he is a candidate for township col
lector, subject to the will of the demo
cratic city township convention.
A special business meeting of the hos
pital Guild is called for Monday, at 8 p.
m. at Mrs. J. M. Buford'a residence.
- M. C. Homuir, Seer nary.
Even the moth baa bla sphere In socle
ty. lie Tery irequently appears la
Mr. Henry Schroeder has removed b is
butcher shop to No. 228 Twentieth etreet,
next doer to Uansgen a grocery, wnere ne
baa a nicer and cleaner shop. The new
establishment is supplied with all the
conveniences for the prosecution or nts
business, and will always be supplied
with flrstclass meat.
A good two-story brick house for sale
cheap, in good repair in lower part of the
city. Also vacant lot in same locality.
Enquire or E. E. Parxkxter, lawyer.
The fashion editor, after be wrote,
"the nobbiest things in boots are bun
ions." put on his bat and coat, and before
retiring to the bosom of his family, pur
chased a bottle of Dr. Bull's Cough
Syrup, as he thinks it unsafe to be with
it. Nine-tenths of the telegraphic errors
are attributed to poor hand writing.
Cbai. A. Stiel, - Manager.
ONE NIGHT ONLY,
SATURDAY, MARCH 9.
Not one bat lOno laughs. Evor welcome appear
pearance of the idol of the fan-loving public,
Miss Kate Castleton
And her Famous Company of Comedian, uurirr
the management of Mr. Harry Phillips,
oresenting the latest laughing success,
A Paper Doll!
To a prodrnt person 'twould fnrnUh, have fur
ntshed. an unity of Inughter for life.
Miss Castleton will introduce te ere atest of
all succc sf, "For OoodnvkS eaku Don't say I
PK1CE9 2. 50 an1 7!t cents. Seats on sale
at Clemann A Salzuann's.
O. A. Steel, - - Manager.
One Sfilid Week Saturday Matinee
commencing Monday, March I Ith.
MR. THEO. STARK,
Miss JENNY GOLDTHWAITE
Baldwin Comedy Co.
In a select repertoire, presenting Monday
A Great Success.
Scale of Prlc s Gallery 10c. Balconv 1c : re
served tetta 80c. En til ) first floor 30c. Box
seats SOc. Reserved seats without extra charge
at Clemann & Halzmann's Change of play cut b
night. Watch for the Grand Souviners.
The copartnership heretofore rxis'lug under
the firm name of PrackmiUer, Sutcliffe, Lerch &
Co., has thiB day been dissolved by mutual ron
aent. Dructnilller & Co. will assume all liabili
ties and receipt for monies due the firm.
C. R. SUTCLIFFE.
Rock Island, III.. Keb. 4.
Mr, Joseph uerch and C. R. Sutcliffe have
formed a copartnership under the firm name of
Lerch A Sutclifie, to rarry on the painting and
paper hanging business, at No. ISM Third avenue.
Wednesday Evening, M'ch 13.
Admission 35 Cents.
Good order maintained. Objectionable
characters strictly prohibited.
Street cars for Moline after dance .
CHAS. BLEI ER.
and a fall line of
G. C. Taylor
Under Ruck Inland nouae.
Brownson the Hatter,
Second and Main street,
DAVENPORT, I A.
Wa offer Farm Loan as follows :
Iowa and Missouri 6$.
Nebraska and South Dakato 7.
Unable to gat get 7 per cent Iowa ond Missouri
Loans, wt can recommend, w are compelled to
redace our rate to 6H per cent..
In Nebraska and South Dakota 7 per cent
commands the beat toaaa. "
In Iowa and Klaaonr! cheap Eastern Money
naa forced Choice Leans to 6 per cent
or even 9 per cent.
y Investors sre invited to Inspect loans we
bar on band for sale .
Monday Morning, March 4, Mclntlre Bros, will open the
To try to give a description of all the well, we won't worry
you with even an attempt at a description. But we bare the
goods in quantity, quality. We quote a few only.
Elegant all-wool flannel, 25c per yd bargain.
Red fluch flannels, 40 inch, broadcloth finish, 40c per yd.
Paisley sacking flannel, 54 inch, 55c.
Rorama flannels, 62 inoh (elegant) 58c.
1,000 yards of choll, at ?c per yd.
We could go on at length giving prices, but come in and see
us any way.
Elegant Henriettas, all shades, silk and wool.
Tamise cloth in all shades.
Roba patterns, Sicilian cloths, Mariettas, Sebaatapole, Otto
mans, melrose, nun's veiling.
We show six shadea in perfection broadclot b .
Our line of black goods is complete.
Very sorry we have no more room to tell you of trimmings
but If you come in and see, you will say we have the most ele
gant line of ornaments in all the shades, and our line of Per
sian trimmings the moat beautiful.
Hock Island. Illinois.
A Mammoth Stock
; jfU) fp& Ipt!
it i yi
1ARGER THAN EVER:
and three times as large as any other establishment in
this city can be seen at the popular store of
CLEMANN & SALZKIMUI.
They buy direct from the Manufacturers, thus saving the
wholesale dealers' profits and are enabled to command the
No. 1523 and 1525 Second Ave.,
The only Double Front Store in Rock Island.
sj. B. ZIMMERi
Spring and Summer Goods,
of the latest patterns. Call and examine them and remem-
ber that he makes his suits up in the latest styles.
HIS PRICES AEE LOW.
:CITY PAINT SHOP:
DRUCKMILLER & CO.,
All kind of
Painting, Graining, Paper Hanging and Kalsomining.
CaTAll work warranted and done to order on short notice.
Shop No. 310 Seventeenth street, bet. 3d and 4th avenue.
BOOT AND SHOE STORES
0pp. Harper House,
DAILY HIS STOCK OF-