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THE CROCK IST.Am ABGU8; FBI DAY, MARCH 15; 1850.
WE BA.VE BOUGHT THE
ROBINSON & TALIAFERRO STOCK
Hats and Furnishing Goods
For a Song, and now we sing the Song,
l.r0 Stiff Hata for 75c.
S:(ii " ' 1 50. 25c " " 15c
!.ri " " 175. Etc., Etc., Etc.
20 rent Collars, 5 cents.
Underwear, Gloves and Mitts
GOING AT HALF PRICE.
Cull fr!y ami get bargains, as rime is limited, ami goods
M VNCKACTTRRRS ok
.Vim! p.-u'rr in Artists' Materials,
f'rlnniix. Stationery. Etc.
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W ft re the Western agents for thn stove manufactuies
f Tapux, Rioe & Co., and carry the largest stock of
fctovws west of Chicago. In buying of as you virtually
hny of th manufacturers and at lower prices than any
Mail dealer can afford to make. It will pay you to see
in hf.ivy,,u buy anything in the shape of a"stove.
WILLARD BAKER & CO.,
Opposite Harper House. Rock Island.
We Lave the largest Btock in th
K l8 the city,
-nt&one onahon notice.
Second Ave., ana 15th street.
$1 Neckties for 75c.
75c " " 50c.
50o " 35c.
Hi k .
1 S Ta
KINGSBURY & SON,
1705 Si'r.ond avenue.
at a BARGAIN
and are bound to sell, and onces are
'7; r.utj,'wm ,m ,.IW
GIVE US GRANITE.
The Prevailing Sentiment as to
A. Decided (Preference Anions Prop
erty Ileldem foic a nbttll M
terial la the Improvement afMecead
Avea-The laiprovemeat Aaaoel
The regular monthly meeting of the
Rock Island Citizen j' Improvement asso
ciation was held latt evening. Vice Pres
ident Carsa in the ct air, and large attend
ance present. AfUr the usual routine
business had been piven proper attontlon.
J. P. New burger, of tho Spring Cove
toboggan and boat iilide, called the at tea
tion of the association to the fact that
the Holmes svndict te was likely to ex
tend its tracks to bin resort, and he spoke
briefly upon the desirability of the asso
ciation giving the tratter attention as one
of importance to tbs city.
The subject of most importance before
the meeting, and one that received the
greatest attention nnd interest, was the
material for the paring of Second ave
nue. Mr. Jackson, chairman of the
committee on paving, submitted the
specimen of Galesliurg brick heretofore
described in the Aitocs. aud also read
some letters us to Sioux Falls and St.
Cloud granite; and reported as to the
meeting of property holders of Second
avenue, who are to hold another to take
decisive action, one week from today.
Mr. D.S. Schureman, the architect, re
ported having submitted the sample of
building stone discc vered by him near
Black Hawk's watdi tower, to the tests
of experts who pronounced it of a
superior quality and possessing magne
sium limestone and excellent for build
ing purposes. Mr. Schureman also ad
vised the association to communicate
with Mr. H. J. Stanley, the head
of the granite department, at Cin-
cinnati, as to the different kinds
of granite, and be alsp reported
having talked with that gentleman on the
subject of pavement, and from whom he
learned that out ol forty-seven different
kinds of granite h bad examined, only
four were fit for use for paving. Mr
Schureman advised the association re
presenting as it did the property holders
therefore to move cautiously as'to the
selection of materia!, aod above all to
give particular attention to the super
structure; and he urged that there be at
first proper excavations and rolling, then
nine inches of concrete well rammed, with
at the 'east calculation a rise
of nine inches higher in the centre
than at the outsi.le, and a covering
of three inches of Bind. This would af
ford a solid and enduring foundation for
any kind of paving, and was the best
course to pursue. These very sensible
remarks on the part of Mr. 3 were very
interesting and instructive to the proper
ty holders present.
Mr. B. D. Buford submitted communi
cations from the mayor and city engineer
of Peoria, recommending brick for pav.
Aid. C. W. JSenuti reported having in
terviewed nearly every property owner
along Second avenue, between Sixteenth
and Twentieth stretts, and with but two
exceptions the sentiment waB unanimous
ly in favor of granite.
The association then adjourned, satis
fled that granite will be tbc material used
in paving Second avenue.
Mtrret Hallway lntelliguce.
Supt. Schnitger today put in the
crossing of the Hollies syndicate Third
avenue line and '.he Milan line. The
Holmes company will put in the regular
crossings at all intersections, either with
lines belonging to '.he ssme system or
other roads. Mr. Schnitger proposes
next to straighten out the track between
Sixteenth and Seventeenth on Third
avenue, the half awixih of the old Uniou
company which was left by that corpora
tion in a slovenly appearing condition.
Mr. Sennit per wishes to establish uni
formity, and to beve nothing in cars,
tracks or stock that will not be neat.
Supt. Schnitger expects to have a full
equipment of nice o tin cars on all bis
lines this summer. He wi'l, when all his
plans are carried out, give the tri-cities
a street car service excelled nowhere.
Supt. Schnitger Hays he has eiperi
enced considerable difficulty in obtaining
the fares of a number of young men who
live in this city and are employed in Mo
line, and who patror ize the Rock Island
and Motine road going to and from work.
There are so rainy that by a number
of them depositing their fares simullane
ously a portion of tlie amount due may
lie withheld, and thj driver is unable to
detect who do and v. ho do not pay and
a number of free rides is the conse
quencb. Mr. Schnitger now has some of
the names, and proioxes to report them
to the manufactorien where they are em
ployed, if the scUeuie is not stopped.
The Knapp, Stout & Co. company have
received word Iba", all their teams and
men have left the w jods on account of
the breakup. It wai expected that March
would be cold enough to permit logging
to be carried on fur at least two or three
weeks. But such is not tLe case. The
snow is gone and ll.e roads are broken
up and there was no other alternative exs
cept to quit work. The Knapp, Stout &
Co. company have ot in about 80,000.
000 feet of logs instead of 100,000.000 as
was intended, making a shortage in their
cut of twenty per cent. They have done
more than other logging companies. Mr.
Frank Stout figures out that the general
shortage in the log crop on all the streams
will be about twenty-Sve per cent. In
one sense this will be a good thing for
the lumbermen, as it will make them clean
up their drives and hold stock up to good
prices. It will not lie so well, however
for the raft boats as they will have less
work to do in to win 2 rafts than usual.
Crawford' Stock 0111.
A telegram came to the Aboub from
Hon. W. F. Crawford this afternoon,
stating that he bad succeeded in baring
the iules of the hoc se suspended and his
stock yard bill matie a special order for
THE PILOTS' PROTEST.
Declaims that the Government Haa
Acted Cnwleely In Adopting Slsrnal
and Lights- -Compliment to the
The steamboat pilots of the upper
Mississippi are not at all reserved in ex
pressing their disapproval of what they
deem the unjust treatment they have been
subject to at the bands of the supervising
inspectors, and sustained by the secretary
of the treasury. Seven years ago the
board passed a rule for passing signah
which reversed the time honored custom
adopted by the pilots themselves, and de
clared that the descending steamer should
whistle first. The John Lomas-Sciota
collision, with a loss of fifty lives, oc
curred on the Ohio a very short time
after the new rule took effect. This dis
aster being followed by two more, the
board repealed the rule, practically ad
mitting the mistake. Six weeks ago the
board adopted a rule requiring all stern
wheel steamers above St. Louis to have
their bell pulls and whistle arranged the
same way. The Upper Mississippi Pi
lots' association sent one of its number,
Capt. J. N. Long, to Washington to urge
the passage of this rule, as it is full of
merit. In fact, no rule passed by the
board in the past five years can compare
with it as a measure to prevent loss of
life and property, and $800 would fully
cover the entire cost of making the nec
essary changes on all the boats where the
bell pulls and whistle are not arranged as
the rule roqulrcs. This rule was passed
unanimously, but Inspector General Du
mont, who practically controls the action
of the board, did not favor it, and in con
sequence the secretary of the treasury dis
approved it. Several tow boats have
adopted the custom of carrying a colored
signal light on the stern, as additional
precaution against collision by loose
boats overtaking and passing them
Learning this, the board have just passed
a resolution directing such tow boats on
western rivers to display no colored lights
on the stern, but two bright lights one
three feet above the other and the lower
one at least fifteen feet above the upper
All pilots, and a great many other peo
ple, know that bright lights so displayed
would he an intolerable nuisance on a
dark night, when even an old smoker will
forego the pleasure of a cigar in the pilot
bouse as the lighted end would bother the
pilot. Such lights could be used where
the steering is done by the chart and com'
pass, but here, where the course if marked
by dim objects on shore, they are posi
tively intolerable and the rule shows the
ignorance of the board which pnssed it
This board is harsh and overbearing,
says the Democrat - Gazette, and has
shown marked discourtesy to respect
able committee who have been brave
enough to go before them with petitions
asking for reasonable rules and regula
tions. The pilots are organizing on all
our dyers and along the Atlantic and
Oulf coaBts, and there is a time coming
when they will be heard.
THE 1 31 PORT ANT ACT.
The Bill Just Paaned by the Illinois
legislature Empowering Cities to
Dispose of Real Estate.
The Springfield Monitor in its report of
the bouse proceedings of March 14, says:
The senate bill, authorizing cities and
villages to convey any real or personal
estate, when the same is no longer neces
sary, was read a third time. This is the
energetic Hurst bill, and pariicu
larly interesting to the cities of Rock
Island and Moline. After being partly
explained by Mr. Hurst, that gentleman's
popularity in the bouse was manifested
by the universal leave to call it up in the
first place and its passage into a law by a
vote of 122 yeas to 1 nay.
The full text of the bill will be read
Section 1. Be it enacted by the peo
ple of the state of Illinois, represented
in the general assembly: That anv
city or village incorporated under any
general or special law of this state,
which shall have acquired or hold .any
real or personal estate for any purpose
whatsoever, is hereby authorized and
empowered by ordinance passed by
tnree-iourths of the members of the city
council of any such city, or of the board
of trustees of any village at any regular
or at any special meeting calrod for such
purpose, to sell such property when the
same shall, in the opinion of Buch city
council or board of trustees, be no longer
necessary, appropriate or required for the
use of such city or village, or profitable
to, or its longer retention be for the best
interests of such a city or village.
Sec 2. Such ordinance shall specify the
location of such real or personal estate
and the use thereof whatever kind the
same may be and before any sale shall
be made under, or by virtue of any such
ordinance by the city conncil of any
such city or board of trustees of any
such village, such ordinance and propo
sal to sell shall be published in one of its
daily or weekly papers for a period
of not less than sixty days, and if no pa
per be published in such city or village
then it shall be published in some
paper of general circulation iu this state,
nearest to such city or village. Such no
tice shall contain an accurate description
of such property, the purpose for which
it is used, and at what meeting the bids
will be considered and opened, and shall
advertise for sixty days for bids therefor.
All such bids shall be opened only at a
regular meeting of such city council or
board of trustees, and shall be accepted
only upon a vote of three -fourths of the
members of such city council or board of
trustees: Provided, however, that the
city council or board of trustees may by
a majority vote reject any and all bids.
Sec. 8. Upon any bid being accepted
and the purchase price duly paid or se
cured the mayor and city clerk, or the
president of the board of trustees ana
the clerk of such board, shall have the
power to convey such real or personal
estate, ana transfer the same to sucu
party or parties whose bids have been
accepted, by proper deed or deeds of
conveyance, stating therein the price
therefor, with the seal of the corpora
tion. In the ajprlng.
Iu the aprinff tha robin ilngeta.
Through his bill, unto hi mate,
Id the spring the plumber brlngeth
In his bill, which kills you straight.
In the spring the fading moon beam
boftlT glints the shirn'rlng river;
In the spring will thirsty manhood
Steep In bitters vile bis liver.
... . Freeport Bulletin.
"Wnt ah.,11 riMld when doctors disa
gTeof "Why. If It is a case of cut or
bruise, or break, or sprain, Baivation wu
will settle matten ior so coat.
A SUIT FOR SLANDER. I
Kybladh. the Deposed Pastor, to
Bring Action Against the People of
SI elineThe Case Hevlewed.
Remarkable developments have been
made in the case of C. A. Nybladh. the
young Moline pastor expelled from the
Swedish Lutheran church, there, last
November. A few months ago he was
supplying the pulpit of the First Luther
an church in Galesbnrg, which has by far
the largest membership of any church in
that city, the enrollment being about
1 300, and now Nybladh's case bids fair
to break up the church. It will be res
membered that Nybladh bad been a stu
dent at Augustana college in this city
previous to entering the ministry, and
that his expulsion from the Moline church
was an action resulting from an investi
gation of charges alleging that he was
the father of the child of one Anna An
derson, a domestic employed at . Augus
tana college at the time when he attend
ed. On the strength of this" action by the
Moline church, the deacons of the Gales
burg church deemed it prudent to re
lease him from longer supplying their
pulpit. But Nybladh denied the serious
charge against him. He had made many
friends in the congregation, and they
were loath to believe the accusation
and put no faith is the proof pre
seoted by the deacons, and furnished
them by the Moline deacons. The re
markable feature of the case has been
the devotion with which his friends have
clung to him. They have held meetings,
in which they have expressed sentiments
warmly sympathizing with him; they
have emptied over $800 in voluntary con
tributions in'o bis purse; tbey offered to
send him through Knox college; they
have in public and private expreosed the
belief that the charges against him eman
ated from malice and jealousy caused by
his superior brightness and ability. For
weeks be has been promising to prove
his innocence, aud claimed to be waiting
for the conference meeting at Joliet to do
this; but the conference recently con
vened and he was not there in person but
was represented by friends, who faith
fully urged bis tliis to innocencii. After
hearing the evidence of both sides, the
conference sustained the Moline church.
His friends now say that the confer
ence was unfair, and that he will appeal
to the courts by bringing suit for slan
der against the Moline people.
Htoien 440to Concealed In a Church.
Mr. R. Dumlusck, a plumber, made an
important discovery while at work in the
Christian chapel this morning. Having
dropped a valuable gold scarf pin into
the ventilating register, he descended to
the basement floor to search for it, and
opening the cold air box he was aston
ished to find carefully concealed two
large shirt boxes, and one upon examina
tion was found to contain ten brand new,
best quality shirts, three of which were
unlaundered; and the other two cashmere
dresses of "Mother Hubbard pattern.
which had never been worn. The goods
which were turned over to the police, e j
unquestionably stolen, and Marshal Bren
nan is inclined to believe the shirts at
least were taken from Robinson & Talia
ferro's store at the time of the fire last
summer; hut where the "Mother Hub
bards" came from is another question.
One thing is likely, and that is, that the
sneak thief who stole the pennies from
tne jugs in the Christian Sunday school
knows about the stolen goods discovered
today. But who is he?
Chickens dressed to order at May's.
Fresh cocoanuts at C. C. Truesdale's.
All kinds of freslt vegetables at May's.
Binanas, oranges and sweet potatoes,
Lettuce, spinach and rutabagas, at
Fresh turkeys and chickens at C. C.
Fresh vegetables of all kinds at C. C.
Soup bunches, parsley, raddiahes, let
tuce, etc., at F. O. Young's.
Don't forget the date, and go and see
the greatest show of the season and Billy
Meyer, at Harper's theatre next Tuesday
F. C. Webster, agent for the Kennedy
Meyer combination, which appears at
Harper's theatre next Tuesday evening.
is in the city.
Mr. Louis Baker was made the recipi
ent of a pleasant surprise party of thir
ty-five couples at Turner hall last even
ing, Bleuer's band furnishing the music.
Kennedy's Qreat Specialty company
and tne "Western Cyclone" Billy Meyer,
of Streator, will bo the attraction at
Harper's theatre next Tuesday evening,
Coming Next Tuesday evening,
March 19, the great and tnly Billy Meyer
and Frank Austin will give a scientific
exhibition of the manly art at Harper's
theatre; with Kennedy's big specialty
The Rodman Rifles entertain company
F, of Moline, Monday night with a batal
lion drill and dress parade. All the reg
imental offices will be present and the
public is invited. A banquet will follow
the military entertainment.
A "salad sociable" will be held in the
lecture room of the Central church this
evening, under the auspices of tho aid
society.. An interesting programme is
being prepared and a good time is ex
pected. Refreshments will be served.
The new time card which goes into ef
fect on the C, R. L & P, Sunday pro
vides for a number of important changes,
the morning trains from the west arriv
ing earlier and the evening trains later.
The afternoon train will go through to
Trenton, instead of stopping at Washing
ton. Observer Fitzgerald ordered up the
black flag this morning indicating a de
cline ot 20 degrees by tomorrow morning.
The hoisting of this unwelcome signal
doe not necessarily signify that the river
it to freeze over, or that it la to be ex
tremely cold. It simply means that it is
to be twenty degree colder within the
following twenty-four hours.
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.
1 ETER r BEY.
Per Police Maalstrate.
I desire to hereby announce myself as
a candidate for the office of police mag
istrate subject to the action of the demo
cratic city-township convention, and ask
the support of all who think m wormy.
C. A. Stcil, - - Manager.
Monday, March I 8th.
First appearance of the wot Id famous
Mr. John F. Bhodes. Solo Violinist.
Mr. Paul Mende. V'oliniat.
Ilerr Oscar Huetachel, Solo Flute.
Mr. Paul Stoeving, Solo Viola.
Mr. Louis Blumenherg,
Miss Anne Carpenter,
Prima Donna Soprano.
Note This will be the grandest treat of music
and the treated q iintttte that has ever before
visited our city. WeeMrved cests have been plac
ed at $1 00 and first three rows iu balcouy 75c.
To Amend the General Ordi
nances Section Twelve (12)
Chapter Twenty-one (21) "Sal
ajies" and Section Two (2)
Chapter Thirty (33) "Weigher
BtU Ordaintd by ttit Vty Council of the City of
That section twelve chapter twenty-one
(81 is hereby changed to read as follows: ''The
city weigher In charge of the city ecales on Market
pquare. Seventeenth street, shall recive as com
pensation for i-ervlces rendered as city weigher, a
sum not to exceed ten ( 1(1) cents fur each load
weiehc d as provided tor in section n ine (w) chap
tei thirty (30). providii g howevertbat tbesaidcity
weigher upon the p ymeiit of two dollars and fifty
cents ($4.&0) to the city, shall receive from the city
clerk one hundred stamped certificates of weights
and use the same as provided for in section nve
(5). chapter tbirtv (SO). He shall k d the said
city seal s In perfect order and ail incidental ex
penses In conrrtion tberew.th shall be paid by
the said city welgucT. ' lie make a monthly
report to be placed on file In the cil c.o.'-. office
on the lasi Friday of each month.
The said city weigher to e measurer as prorl
dep !or In section seven (T), chapter thtrtv (S0.
Th.it section two (3) chapter thirty (30) shall read
as follows: "A city weigher shall be appointed
to attend to publie weighing on the city scales on
Market quart-. Seventeenth street, and to act as
measurer of wood, lumber and timber, who shall
give bond, qualify and hold said office as provided
by law and ordinance in that behalf, whose com
pensation shall be as provided for in section
twelve (12) chapter twentv-one (81) of this orJi-
nnnce. each weigher appointed or licensed as
aforesaid shall be a public measurer, as provided
rot in section seven (?), chapter thirty (3),
The above ordinance to be in force from the be
ginning of the municipal year next following the
passage of this ordinance; and all ordinances or
parts of ordinances that shall conflict w ith this
ordinance are herebv repealed.
Passed March 4. ltWU.
V. M. BLAN'IMNtJ, Mayor.
RoaiBT Kokhlkr, City Clerk.
IieSday EYrMlg, M'til 20.
Admission 3! Cents.
Good order maintained. Objectionable
characters strictly prohibited.
Street cars for Moline after dance.
and a full line of
C. C." Taylor
Voder Rock Island House.
Brownson the Hatter,
Second and Main street,
We offer Farm Loan as follows:
Iowa and Missouri 6.
Nebraska and South Dakato 7.
Unable to get 7 per cent Iowa and Missouri
Loans, w can recommend, we are compelled to
reduce onr rate to 1 per cent..
In Nebraska and South Dakota 7 per cent
commands the best loass.
" In Iowa and Missouri cheap Eastern Money
bat f read Choice Loans to t per cent
or even 6 per cent.
- trlnTestors are tnrited to Inspect loans we
have on hand for sale.
AJkhsTBBB a aw Mm
Hock Island. Illinois.
A Mammoth Stock
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LARGER THAN EVER:
and three times as large as
this city can be seen
CLEM ANN &
They buy direct from the Manufacturers, thus saving the
wholesale dealers' profits and are enabled to command the
lowest pi ices.
No. 1525 and 1527 Second Ave.,
The only Double Front Store in Rock Island.
U. B. ZIMMER
Spring and Summer Goods,
of the latest patterns. Call and examine them and remem
ber that he mates his suits up In the latest styles.
HIS PRICES AEE LO.
:CITY PAINT SHOP:
DRUCKMILLER & CO.,
Painting, Graining, Paper Hanging and Kalsomining.
(IA11 work warranted and done to or.ler oh short notice.
Shop No. 310 Seventeenth street, bet. 3d and 4th avenue.
Greatest Bargains Ever Offered
BOOTS and SHOES
Childrens' Shoes - - 10, 15, 25 and 50 cents.
Childrens' H. C. School shoes, - - 85c and $1.00
Misses best School shoes, ... 1 $1.J5
Misses H. C. Fancy Lace shoes, - - - $1.50
Ladies' Slippers, - - 50c, 65c, 75c and. 1 1.00
Ladies' Grain Button shoes, .... fl.00
Ladies' Fine Dongola Button shoes, - - $1.75
Ladies' Fine Dongola Hand Turned shoes, - $2.75
Mens' solid Working shoes, - - - $1.00
Mens' Congress, Buttons and Bals, - $1.50 and $2.00
all other goods in proportion.
2TI will guarantee better goods and lower prices than any other firm in the
three cities or refund money.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
ELM STREET SHOE STORE.
2929 Fifth Avenue. .
Monday, March 10,
McINTIRE BROS., -
Will open the finest line of
they have ever shown. In all qualities and shades.
Call and see.
Have received from one of the largest Cloak Manu
facturers in the conntry, a very large
BEADED WRAPS in latest styles-quality the best
Show this week an elegant line of EMBROIDERIES. :
in very finest quality from narrow edge
to skirting lengths.
H i W
anas 5 ffc
any other establishment in
at the popular 6tore of
0pp. Harper House,
DAILY VS STOCK OF-
SHOE STORE. 1818 Second Avenue.
' . - PIONEER SHOE STORE.
. 1713 Second Avenue.