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THE BOCK ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY. APRIL 18, 18b0.
All The Spring Styles
LLOYD & STEWART'S.
Call and examine. No trouble to show goods.
SHIRTS TO ORDER
We guarantee fits.
KINGSBURY & SON
Are the Leaders in LOW PRICES on-
P3 IJrowns 3 cents.
P Micas 4 cents.
H Gilts 4J cents.
0 ;:grPecorated Window Shades with spring fix-
p tines complete ready to hang, 38 cents.
1705 Secend Avenue.
WILL THERE BE WAR!
The Big Steamboat Lines Fussing;.
The BoHtil itles Between the Diamond
J and tt lot's Copantra and What
May Coma of It.
t?arH the Western agents for the stove manufactures
Taplin, Uioe & Co., and carry the largest stock of
stores west of Chicago. In baying of us you virtually
of the manufacturers and at lower prices than any
Mail dealer can afford to make. It will pay you to see
us kforeyou buy anything in the shape of a stove.
WILURD BAKER & CO.,
Opposite Harper House, Rock Island.
WALL PAPER at a BARGAIN
lili w f
As the Ai ous has on several occasions
stated, then has for some time been a
rumor afloa1. that the two steamboat
lines of thti upper Mississippi would
engage In a war to the knife for the bus
iness this summer, and that the new St.
Louis, St. Piul & Minneapolis line bad
notified all agents that they could not act
for it and the Diamond Jo line also, as
has been done heretofore in many places.
It seems that the Saint's line owns many
of the warehouses between Keokuk and
St. Louis at d it is from Keokuk down
that they have given their agents the
notice men timed above. But up in this
section they have done nothing of the
Dut, says ".he Clinton Newt, while tin
Saint's line bas kept quiet up here, the
Diamond Jo has not. It proposes to
retaliate in kind, and a number of agents
have been culled upon to decide whom
they would serve. In Clinton the Dia
mond Jo is surely on top, for it has
closed a contract with Messrs. Lef
fingwell & Patterson to act as its
agents for 'be season and the con
tract provide that they shall not act. as
agents for any other line or store freight
or sell tickets for any but the Diamond
Jo line and tho local packet, Verne Swain.
Messrs. Lefflngwell & Patterson have the
only warehouse on the levee and about
the only landing, so the Saint's line will
certainly have trouble in getting business
in Clinton. Of course, they will ar
range some pi in, but just what it will be
does not seem clear at present.
In Rock Island there has always been,
until last season, an agent for each line,
but what will be done this season is not
known. Laat year when there was an
understanding between the two lines,
Capt. Geo. Laaaont. the Diamond Jo line
agent, acted for the steamer St. Paul as
well, but the captain said this morning
that while he had received bo official in
telligence of war, he would probably act
for the Diamond Jo exclusively this
season, and there is no other steamboat
warehouse in Hock Island now.
As yet, the new line has made no move
toward running a boat above Keokuk,
and it is not known when it will. It is
running the W ar Eagle in the Keokuk
trade and tin Diamond Jo is so far
handling all the through business and it?
boats pick up a lot of the short trade
stuff between .it. Louis and Keokuk.
aiollne's tew Admlolxtratian.
On the incoming of Mayor Weasel's ad
ministration of the municipal affairs of
Moline, Wednesday night, appointments
for the ensuing two years were made.
Ed. Kittelson was appointed marshal
and confirmed. The only change in the
police force wt) the substitution of John
Wesser for C.iarles Dorms nd. L. S.
O'Neil was nominated for poormaster.
He was confirmed, and will he both poor
master and magistrate during the next
B. P. Oakley was made bridge tender.
Andrew Sballberg was nominated and
confirmed as stieet commissioner.
An ordinance wsb adopted increasing
the pay of the volunteer tin men. Each
company gets $250 cash, to be used in
the purchase of uniforms, aud $50 a
quarter during the year.
Mayor Wesse! disapproved the idea of
paving streets, just now. In relation to
the finances of tue city he said:
"The bonded indebtedness of the city
is $83,000, of w hich $3,500 becomes due
this year. No floating debt whatever.
and $19,000 is n the city treasury. I
would recomraerd that yearly $9,000 or
$10,000 be placed in the sinking fund,
for the purpose of redeeming the out
standing bonds cf the city. With the re
source we now have, and the proper
management of our finances, this can be
done, without increasing taxation or em
barrassing any of the other funds; and.
in eight or ten years, this city would be
free from debt."
Meekina: lamajcrn for E.if malmttd-
F. W. Stoutenburg has begun suit in
the district court of Scott county, la.,
against the Dov. Oilman & Hancock
company for $20,000 damages. The
plaintiff states ic his petition that at
about IS o'clock midnight of the night of
September 29, 1698, he began his day's
work in the Crei:ent roller mills owned
and operated by the aboye named com
pany, and at the hour of half past 5
o'clock in the mcrning he, in his employ
ment, was engaged in cleaning out the
flour which was clogging in the rollers
of the mill, wh n his left hand was
caught between the rollers and so crushed
and injured tha; it was necessary to
have it amputate 1 . Plaintiff claims that
the injury was ct-used by the negligence
and want of projer care on the part of
the defendant in having and keeping the
machinery of the mill in proper order
and condition, ai d by negligently and
carelessly failing to furnish proper and
necessary light by which to operate the
the largest ,tock in thecity, and are bound to tell, and pne are
ng done on short notice. All work
un 'all to note the place.
r- Second Ave., and 15th street. SUTCLIFFE BROS.
Mtrenstht nine the llke.
Supt. Sudlow. of the H. I. & P., has a
large force of men at work improving
and strengthing t,he dike below the saw
mill yards. The works thrown up dnr
ing the high wab:r a year ago, has been
raised two feet aid will be widened and
riprapped on the outer sid with rock
The dike is aboi t half a mile long and
the protection to be afforded by the in
provements now in hand will, it is be'
lieved, make it entire for all time, even
aa against higher water than that of last
spring, and will protect not only the
property of the ra Iroad, but the property
in the slough.
Humors run ri it in the blood at this
season. Hood'a Sarsaparilla expels
every impurity an 1 vitalize! and enriches
Two hundred pigeons presented to
Captain Wissmain, by the Straaburg
Carrier Pigeon tot iety, were a part of the
outfit be took, wit i -bun to Africa.
Death of Mrs. 91. a. Utile at Wilton,
Iowa, From Diphtheria, a Disease
T brooch Which Hhe Had Xnrsed
Grievous tidings were those which
came from Wilton, Iowa, list evening,
and which were that Mrs. M. Q. Mills
died there yesterday afternoon of diph
theria, after having nursed two of her
children through the dreaded scourge,
and prostrated herself through her devo
tion and motherly care. The sad news
brought a pang to many a home in Rock
Island, for the deceased was a lady who
was dearly loved in this, the city where
most of her life was spent. Her maiden
name was Bertha Woodward and she was
born in Bureau county this state, though
she was reared in Rock Island. Iter age-
was thirty -six years and she was married
to Mr. Mills in this city fourteen years
ago. Five years ago she moved with her
husband to Wilton. There the same
lovable christian disposition that charac
terized her here and shed brightness
and happiness aherever she went,
was manifest. Her home was six
miles from Wilton and she or
ganized a Sunday school class, which
assembled regularly at her home on Sun
day afternoon and which she taught the
lessons of scripture. This was but one
of many noble and kind acts that characn
terized her life.
Mrs. Mills leaves with her stricken hus
band four young children, together with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Wood
ward, of this city, and her sisters, Mrs.
Judge Lucian Adams, of Rock Island,
Mrs. Jamieson and Mrs. Seabury, and her
brother, W. H. Woodward, all of Peorin.
The funeral occurred at Wilton this
morning. Judge Adams attending from
this city. Mrs. Woodward was with her
daughter when she died.
The Kldd IMtttillt-ry.
It is now reported that Geo. W. Kidd,
former proprietor of the big Des Moines
distillery, is arranging to build a distil
lery at LaSalle, for the manufacture of
alcohol, though the report lacks verifica
tion. It was pretty well understood that
Mr. Kidd would locate at Rock Island
and the hope that such are his intentions
is not yet abandoned. In conversation
with an Ahoob reporter on the subject
this morning, Mr. A. C. Dart said he
could not understand it if Mr. Kidd had
changed his plans as to locating his dis
tillery at Rock Island.
"He said without hesitancy to me,"
said Mr. Dart, "that Rock Island pos
sessed the best location for a fac
tory that he had seen in this coun
try. The old distillery site containing
eleven and one-half acres and situated
just outside the city limits.be regarded as
peculiarly adapted to hisbusines in every
way, taking into consideration shipping
facilities by water and rail, the drainage
and water supply. We bad arranged to
denote the land which is owned by
Messrs. Fries, Weyerhauser & Denkman
and to put in the railroad switches, side
tracks, etc. free of cost to him. He
seemed pleased with our offers and he
also spoke of the steamboat landing right
in front of the site. We bad all our
plans drawn by Architect Scuuremun and
bad practically made up our minds that
Mr. Kidd would come to Rock Island. If
he is not, it is something that I don't
16 W A Nourse to A E Montgomery,
Jr.. pt lot 45. 32. 18. lw, $850.
W F Henderson to Lotbar Harms, lots
6 and 7. block 12, J W Spencer's ad. R
W McRoberts to E G McRoberts, v.
sej, 17, 19, 2e. $2,540.
Henry Ashdown to Edward McRoberts,
pt M sej, 17. 19. 2e, $1,600.
James Quinn to Mary A Pinkley, lots?
and 8, block 3. Chicago ad. R I, $300.
Allen Hamilton to Paul Hamilton, lot
20. Dodge's ad, R I, $1; and Paul Ham
ilton to Louise Hamilton, same, $1.
A Burkland to M E Sweeney, pt lot 8,
block 16, R I, $1,000.
LICENSED TO WED.
12 John H E Hogan, Miss Agnes
Meinke, Rock Island.
15 David E Gavrin.Misi Amy Wilson,
John Mortell, Miss Lizzie Mc Govern,
16 Frank L McRoberts. Port Byron,
Miss Estella M Warren, Watertown.
Adam P Butler, Miss Emilia Seidcl,
17 Cornelius T Grensemann, Miss
Margaeretba Schmidt, Coe.
18 John A Gavin, Rock Island, Miss
Mary C Romberger, Milan.
Chas. Heaton, the former well known
engineer on the C, B. & Q road, leaves
next Monday morning with his wife for
Spangle, Washington, with a view of
making his future home there. He has
a fine farm on the outskirts of Spangle,
and he will turn bis attention to tilling
the soil should he fail to secure an engine
on one of the numerous roads running
into Spangle. Mr. Heaton is an engineer
of many years experience, having been
with the Burl'njton seventeen years
prior to the strike of a year ago last Feb
ruary, and for eight years be ran a pas
senger engine on the Rock Island & St.
A new counterfeit dollar has made its
appearance. It is made of brass with a
thin coating of silver electroplate. The
spurious coin is a good imitation, and
liable to deceive the unwary. It rings
much like the genuine, only a little
sharper. It bas the appearance of hav
ing been carried in countless pockets, and
the stars and figure of liberty look worn,
but the date. "1861." is sharply cut. and
fails to carry out this impression. The
depressed portions of the two sides are
off color, looking blue beside a genuine
' A game of pool for $50 a side between
Geo. Collas, of this city, and J. Wall, of
Kansas City, was played in Dressen's
saloon last evening, the conditions being
six games out ef eleven to win. Wall
won, the score showing six games to bis
credit and three to Collas. The fwo men
are engaged in another contest on the
same conditions this afternoon.
The Paving Committee,
The Second avenue property holders
whose supplication to the council to defer
final action on the cypress pavement ordi
nance until a committee of taxpayers
could accompany a committee of the
council and which was honored at the
last meeting, are now having a time get
ting three of their number to go with
the alder manic committee which leaves
tomorrow morning as per agreement for
Peoria, thence it goes to Bloomington
Chicago, Des Moines and Kansas City,
but the committee is not likely to
go without company on the part of
property holders. Mr. B. D. Buford is
experiencing difficulty in getting a com
mittee that will go and the gentlemen
finally designated by him last night
Capt. Robinson, Porter Skinner and
Chas. Larkin have all backed out except
Mr. Larkin. Mr. Buford has about
given up in disgust. This afternoon
Alderman Negus requested that the fol
lowing be publishsd:
The committee appointed by the coun
cil last Monday evening were last night
informed by the chairman of the commit
tee of property holders that he had ap
pointed three representatives of the prop
erty holders to accompany the council
committee and it was arranged that the
said committees should leave here on
Friday morning to go over the proposed
route. In accordance with this arrange
ment the committee of the council and
presumably the property holders commit
tee will leave, as stated, Friday morning.
We expect and believe the investigation
will be fairly and thoroughly made and
the report consequent upon such investi
gation will be full and exhaustive.
C. W. Neoub, Chairman.
$5 suits at the M. & K.
$5-suit sale at the M. & K.
$5 for a $ 10 suit at the M. & K.
$5 buys a $10 suit at the M. & K.
Men's $10 suits $5 at the M. & K.
The Citizens' Improvement association
$3 for a $4.50 corduroy and child's
suit at the M. & K.
A most exquisite line of confirmation
buits at the M. & K.
Children's coduroy suits, good quality,
$3 at the M. & K.
Curtain goods cheaper than ever sold
before at Sutcliffe Bros.
All sizes from 3 upwards in those 75s
cent suits at the M. & K.
The latest puzzle from the east, "Cows
in the Corn," only 7 cents at the Fair.
A nice basket is given away with every
Easter egg sold at the Fair this week.
Second shipment of those celebrated
75 cent suits just received at the M. & K.
Another large lot of those $2.98 and
$5 men's suits just unpacked at the M.
Adam P. Butler and Emilia Seidel
were married by Justice Cooke. Tuesday
The "Cows in the Corn" puzzle knocks
"Pigs in the Clover" silly; for sale only
at the Fair.
Mr Fred Lloyd, of the firm of Lloyd &
Stewart, has returned from a business
visit to Chicago.
Delight the little one's hearts with an
Easter rabbit. The "Fair" has them in
abundance very cheap.
Tomorrow being Good Friday, there
will be service at Trinity church at 10 a.
m., 12 m., to 3 p. m. and 7:30 p. m.
You can buy enough wall paper now
adays for 30 cents to paper a room 12x12.
Sutcliffe Bros, is the place to get it.
Buy your Easter eggs at Beecher's
commission store and get them for 10
cents a dozen. Eggs will go up soon.
Don't forget that the "Flora de
Heliotrope" is the best 5c cigar ever sold.
The Harper House drug store sole
For Sale A small building with glass
front, corner of Second avenue and Ninth
street, cheap. Inquire of John Cru
baugh. Wanted Every kid" in town to know
that the Harper House gives away a
picture card with every package of Easter
The Harper House drug store has cut
the price of Eastman's quadruple ex
tracts to 25 cents per ounce. An over
stock is the cause.
For sale One set hack harness, one
set of light harness, one hack, one Fr
zer cart, a three-seated top sleigh. Inquire
at Flat Iron square livery barn.
Sutcliffe Bros., have just received a
car load of wall paper, which will be sold
at three cents per roll. Embossed pa
per at 15 cents per roll other gold pa
pers for five cents to ten cents per roll.
Clothes wringers, best made; a good
one at $1 97, and many styles and prices;
it will pay you to call at the C. F. Adams
Home Furnishing House, 322 Brady
Miss Bertha Fezler, daughter of Jos.
Fezler.the engineer in the C, R. I. &. P.
yards, has returned to her duties as school
teacher in Weller township, Henry
I called and was surprised to know
how cheap you can furnish a home with
best makes of carpets, furniture, and in
fact everything necessary to go into a
house, at the C. F. Adams home furnish
ing house, 322 Brady street, Davenport.
Robt. Kuschman, the old, reliable
flour and feed merchant at No. 2207
Fourth avenue, has just added a nice,
fresh line of staple and fancy groceries
to bis flour and feed stock, which he will
sell as low as the lowest. He invites his
friends to eall and see him, when in need
of anything in his line.
The marriage of Mr. Clarence Cross
and Miss Delia Behring is announced to
take place at Freeport on Saturday. Mr.
Cross is a well known freight conductor
on the C, IS.. & St. P. road, and bas
many friends in this city who will wish
him happiness in his proposed matrimos
Battersby & Sons, who have conducted
a general store at Coal Valley for many
years, have announced their intention to
close out their stock. Messrs. R. W.
Battersby and B. B. Seville Intend to go
to Seattle, Washington, and engage in
business with Mr. Peter Battersby, who
went there last fall. "
At Peoria Wednesday evening oc
curred the marriage of Miss Minnie
Ickes, neice of Rev. P. Cool, to Mr. J.
Wilson Cook, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. H.
Cook, of this city, and now of Peoria.
The young couple have many friends in
Rock Island who wish them long years of
A team belonging to Peter Priese got
awsy from its driver in Davenport, this
morning, and started on a mad run
oyer the Rock Island bridge. The
driver was thrown from his seat, but not
hurt, while the horses dashed along the
bridge. The wagon was demoralized,
and the guard at this end of the draw,
having closed the great iron gates, the
horses plunged through them, but were
caught as they entered the island.
The Eeonard Rerncerators Are the
Beat to Bay.
These are the only refrigerators with
five walls for the preservation of the
They are the only refrigerators hav
ing the Leonard patent air-tight locks .
They are the only refrigerators hav
ing the Leonard patent solid iron shelves.
They are the only refrigerators hav
ing the Leonard patent arched center
They are the only refrigerators hav
ing the Leonard patent movable flues for
They are the only refrigerators having
the Leonard improved interior circulation
of dry cold air.
They are the only refrigerators having
the Leonard patent interior construction.
They have stood the test for years and
are the only refrigerators which excel all
others at every point.
A slight examination will convince you
of their great superiority. We challenge
the world to produce their equal at any
Look for our trade mark label inside
the cover of each refrigerator. For sale
by David Din,
1617 Second ave., Rock Island, III.
Carpets, Carpet, Carpet.
Curpets, carpets, carpets. You can
save from 10 to 25 per cent on carpets by
buying your carpets of us. We have the
largest, best selected stock west of Chi
ef) go, none excepted. The C. F. Adams
Home Furnishing House, 322 Brady
The trouble at Colon is reported by the
consul to have come to a full stop at
least for a period.
Turner Grand Opera House.
SUNDAY, APRIL 21,
ONE KIOHT ONLT.
Return Engagement of the Greatest
Shadows ; Great City
Vast Wealth of Scenery.
PRICES AS USUAL-
3Do not miss this opportunity of
seeing this Grand Production.
13 v enpo r t
Saturday and Sunday,
April 20 and 21.
Game called at S:o0 p. ux.
Wednerday Evening, April 17
Admission 35 Cents.
Good order maintained. Objectionable
characters strictly prohibited.
Street car for Moline after dance.
CHAS. BLEI KR.
The co partnership heretofore exintin? under
the firm name of Clongb A Hauls ha thin day
been dinvolved by mutual coniwnt, Mr. M. Kautz
retiring. Mr. Frank Clongb will continue the busi
ness at the old stand, assume all liabilities and
collect all monies due the late firm.
Rock Island, III., April 17, 18B9. 8t
Room and Picture
Cord Nails & Hooks,
At the very Lowest
Call and see.
C. C. Taylor
Under Rock Island Booae.
SECURED BY FIRST MORTGAGE
Always on hand for sale at 6$
and 7 per cent to investor.
Interest Collected without
Every effort made to handle
only choiee investments.
Call or write for details.
Lily of the Valley.
Lily of the Valley.
Propose to have a right merry time in their Odor department
this week. They have just received 200 6 oz. bottles of -
Armand's Celebrated Ti iple Extract
which they propose to give to the public at half the usual
price. You can buy this week at; Mclntire Bros., any of
the popular odors mentioned in adjoining column,
put up in elegant bottles with glass stoppers, at
$1.50 FOR 80Z. BOTTLE
Or if you prefer to buy in less quantity, this exquisite perfume
will cost you just half the usual price of
20 CENTS AN OZ.
Toilet waters go at half price too. , Many choice odors.
4 oz. toilet waters 25 cents.
8 oz. toilet waters 50 cents.
N. B. The above mentioned prices are for this sale only
and earl purchases will reap the benefits.
No such prices were ever made for first class choice per
fumes, and quite likely will not be made again.
Hock Island. Illinois.
A Mammoth Stock
tl .fow l ' i;i (I
Ia'iriii " j " m
LARGER THAN EVER:
and three times as large as any other establishment in
this city can be seen at the popular store of
CLEMANN & 3ALZiiiANN.
They buy direct from the Manufacturers, thus saving the
wholesale dealers' profits and are enabled to command the
No. 1525 and 1527 Second Ave.,
The only Double Front Store in Rock Island.
U. B. ZIMMER
Opp. Harper House,
-IS RECEIVING. DAILY HIS STOCK OF
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 ABE LOW.
To Cure Spring Fever
KOHIST & ADLER'S,
EES T TT TT IE US SS X
fl.CO per Gallon.
POST OFFICE BLOCK.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
BOOTS and SHOES
The Laro-est Stoclv,
The Lowest Prices
in the three cities. It will be a mistake to buy before
you see onr bargains.
Ladies and Gents Low Shoes in all grades and prices.
Wigwam Slippers at your own prices.
Ladies fine Hand Turned shoes from the best manufacturers.
Custom Work and Repairing done at ajl three stores .
JS-Call and see us.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, 1818 Second Avenue.
ELM STREET SHOE STORE, PIONEER SHOE STORE,
: 2929 Fifth ATenue. 1712 Second Arenac.