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. McCABE BROS.,
. ...k ta make the ereatest
rropoe ",18 , jn 8,iiition to the following
thres' . hliv9 a areas pauern uuriuB
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riTileK'' or "ul rt)g Slater's best Cambric. 2c, 10.
0 yards A. No. 1 Helicl. 8Jc 07.
1 spool best silk thread 3c 08.
0 8poo1s Beldin's best button hole twist lc 02.
l" first class skirt braid, full length. 2c 03.
1 vrd either linen facing or padding. 6c, C6.
i iliiwinK cut prices, to which
Rl.gil IMP "'" .. Pi QM.
tire "'B "
iiltli dress flannels, mixtures
..! mlturt'S. 4 1"'
ties wide, at sajc per
1 .nhinHtion Hiiitngs, stripe ana
u r.)lnrs at !(. DoublflfoldEngli8hcashmere.au new shades at 18c;
fnmi- whailes light weight
Full li'"'" H,,nrie,tBS ' 25- 4
8'' ,. niitre innni'y- Plain, plaid
'" i. km .....I 7." cents anvwbere,
' .....t -Hnn.it he matched in this country.
i hip lem'Tli combinations of most exquivite designs at lower prices than will be
,U 1 1 loL-wlu're Full lines of colors and black China silks at 36c; cheap at 50.
found e ,. ,,xlrH wide (22) inch C?ftna silks at 50 cents. Match them if you
Fiunred China silks at 44 and 68 cents, which we challenge you to natch.
mirk China silk sny prire from 36 cents
1714. 1716. 1719. 1720 and
KINGSBURY & SON
-Are the Leaders in LOW PRICES on-
g WALL IPVVPER
Browns 3 cents,
p Micas 4 cents.
H Gilts 4J cents.
0 ;Decorated Window Shades with spring fix.
q tines complete ready to hang, 38 cents.
1705 Secend Avenne.
'"are the Western agents for the stove manufactures ,
Taplin, Rice & Co., and carry the largest stock of
stoves west of Chicago. In buying of us you virtually
buy of the manufacturers and at lower prices than any
Mail dealer can afford to make. It will pay you to see
us before you buy anything in the shape of a stove.
WILMRD BAKER & CO.,
Opposite Harper House, Rock Island.
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w have the largeat stock in the city, and are bound to .ell, and prices are
TWi o , to make It go.
notice. All work
. Second Ave., and 15th street. SUTCLIFFE BROS.
slaughter on Dress Goods ever known in
great cut in prices, they will offer to
vue wees, amounting to o or over, tne
the above imluct-mcnts will be added for
and plain, at 19 j per yard. ght colors
yara; worm ou cents All wool aouoie
plain, new sbades at 35c. Double fold
wool tricots reduced to 32c: a great bar
hn 50 cnl". which you would think cheap
and stripe all wool novelties at 43 and BO
Sicilieita de'l Empire at 50. 64 75 and 90
Full line of novelty dress goons in
1722 Skcond Avenci. Rock Island.
at a BARGAIN
FLAMES FEAST ON FLESH.
Forty-two Street Car Horses
Serious aval Disastrous Wtre at the
Xollae A: Bock IMaa.4 Car Barss
laat Klsat The Loss, I a sa ranee
and Fall Panlealars.
One ot t ie moat heart-rending and
unfortunate calamities that has erer oc
curred in Rock Island was that which
happened shortly before midnight yester
day, and wt ich involved .the destruction
of the cei tre station, car notice and
tables of tl e Moline & Rock Island horse
railway line of the Holmes syndicate, to
gether with fifteen ctrs and forty-two
head of hones. The actual loss will, at
the least calculation, be $15,000
while, whei inconvenience and loss
of time is taken into consideration, the
amount will be much more.
It was 11 ::J0 o'clock when the fire was
discovered by the watchman, Wm. Slee,
who was eating a lunch in the office in
the northeast corner of the building. All
the cars on this branch had then ran in
for the nigh', except one, No. 11, which
was coming from Moline with the Rod
man Rifle m litary company, which had
attended a batallion drill there io con
nection with Company F. Car No. 11
was being driven by Fred Ordell. barn
boss, and wt.a on the top of Gordon's bill
the other sid 3 of the railroad viaduct,
when the fla nes burst forth from every
part of the root of the barn. It was just
at this instant that Watchman Slee dis
covered the Ore and gavehe alarm.
Ordell whipped up his horse and reached
the barn as soon as possible.
The water works whistle gave the
alarm for tlie Seventh ward, the fire
bells Bet up clanging and the volunteer
department responded as promptly as
could be exp scted, but by the time the
firemen arrived on the scene the building
was so com letely enveloped in flames
that nothing could be done saye to pro
tect adjoiniiig property. The frame
dwelling immediately west, and formerly
occupied by Wm. Gamble, the old su
perintendent, and into which Assistant
Superintendent Robert XI ill had just
moved, soon caught and was partially
destroyed, at d, but for the service of the
Rodman Rifl is, who formed themselves
into a salvag) corps, Mr. Hill would have
lost all his household furniture.
Mr. Hill hhd been through the barns
at 11 o'clock, and all was right then. He
had hardly r tired when he was aroused
by the crackling sound of burning tim
ber. He arose with the thought that his
own house 'as - on fire, and burying
forth broke (pen what doors of the sta
bles were not already open, hop
ing that the horses might, in this way,
escape. He attempted also to break in
the rear door in his efforts to save the
horses, but the flames and smoke beat
him back. Hill struggled bravely to
rescue the horses, even to the neglect of
his own effects in tLe house adjoining,
but to no avail, and forty-two of the
PERISHED IN THE FLAMES.
Of this number was Supt. Schnltger's
familiar little sorrel mare, which he bad
driven for a number of years and for
which he had a particular attachment and
prized very highly. Last night for the
first time be left the horse at the stabler,
as be had driven it considerably yester
day and it as somewhat lame. When
he arrived latA night and learned that not
only his own horse, but that .forty-one
others bad perished, he was visibly af
fected. A he rse belonging to . P. Rey
nolds, which was being tried with a view
of purchase, was likewise destroyed.
The sight end sound of the horses in
their frantic t Sorts to escape from their
imprisonment beggars description.
Doubtless a large number would have
been saved, bad they dashed out of the
doors, as ma ay broke loose from their
halters and were to be seen running
about the bi.ilding and falling as the
deadly smok.i prostrated them. They
were all with one exception too much
frightened to come outside of the build
ing. One of the number, however, a bay
horse known as "Punch, rushed out
with baiter, mane and tail ablaze and was
caught and saved, and the others were all
lost, with the exception, of course, of the
gray horse, "Colonel," which was at
taohed to the car en route from Moline.
Fortunately the work of cremation was
abort, as the i.nimals were suffocated by
the smoke to such an extent that their
sense of feeling must have been partially,
at least, destroyed, and the whole catas
trophe was o er in less than three quar
ters of an hot r, and a mass of ruin only
remained to indicate the site of the sta
bles. TBI. CARS DESTROYED
were fifteen in number, but these, of
course, did not include the six new blue
cars run on the Union branch, which,
with a number of the old original cars of
the Moline & Rock Island road, were in
the Union barns just within the Moline
limits. The stock of the Union branch
was thus also saved. The cars lost in the
burned building were numbers 1, 2,
8. 4. S. ani 6 of the old Union
line, and which were all comparatively
new and hid been running on the
through line for the past four months
They were printed yellow; car 12, one of
the last purchased by the Moline & Rock
Island compsny before, and the com
panion to 11, cars 9, 8, 7 and 13, the lat
ter the large open car, all being red can
of the old Moline 4 Rock Island, road to
gether with a number of old time and
abandoned ct rs.
OTHER CONTENTS OF THE BARK.
There were 80 tons of hay in the barn,
60 busbela ot oats, 40 bushels of corn.
800 bushels of bran, 20 sets of single
harness and three sets of double harness.
all of which is a complete loss.
1 HE INSURANCE.
The bulldit g and contents were insured
for $9,050 In the agency of J. M. Buford,
the policies rovidlng for stable, horses,
can and ban esa. . The companies are:
NorthWMtera B itkmal, of lCUwaoke f 8,000
M.tlnm.l of Hmt tford 1,06
Horn. of Haw lock ,..... ....... 8850
Hartford, of Bartforu 1.W0
Orient, of Har ford ljrrt
Total ; I 9,060
THE TOTAL LOSS
as given above will be about 15,0C0. It
is not known what will be done until
President Holmes arrives from .Chicago
and he is expected tonight or in the morn
ing. While the loss- is severe, and it is
terrible to think of the fate of the many
horses, the stock was as a rule, pretty old
and worn out, and if Mr. Holmes is con
templating electricity, as he mustneces
sarily largely restock the road, now is
the time to introduce it. At least a dozen
new can must be built for the Rock Isl
and & Moline line, and it Is likely that
the fitness of the same for electrical ap
pliances will be considered in their con
struction. As to the old cars the public
has no regrets at their destruction
and is only sad that the few that
were saved by being in the Union barn
am noi go aiso. mere is a
time when street cars reach that state of
decay when pride in public appearance
should demand that tbey be removed
from the streets. This was the case with
some of the old cars of the Moline &
Rock Island horse railway. It is to be
hoped that Mr. Holmes will stock the
entire road with equipment similar to
that of the blue line and he is very likely
to do so.
IT 18 A MISTER?
as to how the fire originated, and as yet
Supt. Schnitger has not been able to
learn whether it started at the north or
south end of the roof. The entire build
ing seemed to be enveloped before the
discovery was made. There is not the
least clue as yet as to how or where it
caught. A lady living in the neighbor
hood says a tramp called at her house late
in the afternoon and was smoking. He
went from her house to the car barn and
apparently entered by a back door. The
tramp may be responsible for the fire, a
locomotive spark may have started it, or
it may have started from some other way.
Considering the circumstances, Supt.
Schnitger is giving the public very satis
factory service today. Cars were out
on usual time this morning, and have
been running on fifteen minute time all
day. The blue care with the addition of
one of the old open cars, are running
between Fifteenth street and Riverside,
connecting via Thirty-fifth with transfer
at Fifteenth street with No. 10 and at
Thirty-fifth with No. 11 for the lowtr
end of town and the business part of
Moline, respectively. With this arrange
ment Supt. Schnitger will be able to get
along very nicely until definite plans are
Supt. Schnitger received a dispatch
this afternoon stating that President
Holmes would be in Rock Island at 4
Supt. Schnitger stated this afternoon
that he would not be surprised if a4iuman
body was yet found in the wreck. He
cannot see bow the fire started unless it
was from a tramp crawling into the hay
loft and going to sleep after smoking.
Mr. Schnitger is very grateful to the
Rodman Rifles for the service they per
formed. They exercised a true soldierly
spirit in being equal to the emergency in
protecting property. Mr. S. proposes to
refund the fares they paid to Moline and
back last night.
Supt. Schnitger bought ten head of fine
horses this morning and is getting all the
suitable horses he can find.
The drivers thrown out of employment
will be kept on the pay roll until work is
again provided for them.
A view of the scene today shows that
many of the horses perished in their
stalls, while others "got out on the main
floor where they were cremated. The
shrieks of the poor animals will never be
forgotten by those who heard them.
Among the number was a white horse
called-"Rockey," twenty seven years ef
age, which had been in the service of the
road ever since it was built.
The electric light wires were consider
ably impaired by the fire. One of the
wires fell, striking J. E. Swann on the
forehead, while he wa9 rescuing goods
from Mr. Hill's house. Had the wire
been charged it would have killed Mr.
The entire fire department turned out.
The Franklins made the run in splendid
time from their hose house in the extreme
west part of town.
The dimensions of the building were
150 by 75 feet, it having been enlarged
from its onginal size since Mr. Holmes
Ta laspeet Brick.
Attached to the regular outgoing day
train for St. Louis on the C, B. & Q.,
which left at 6:45 this morning in
charge of Conductor Tom Strain, was an
extra coach placed at the disposal of a
number of citizens of the tri cities who
are partial to brick as a paving material
and are anxious that its practical work
ings be seen before Rock Island finally
adopts the material to be used for the
improvement of Second avenuo. The
car which is placed at the disposal of the
tourists at excursion rates, goes first to
Quincy and then to . Galesburg both
brick cities returning to Rock Island to
morrow night. Those who took advan
tage of the opportunity were E H Guyer,
L S McCabe, Oapt T J Robinson, Phil
Mitchell, A C Dart, John Bengston, John
Streckfus, Aids. Ill, Winter, and Mayor-
elect McConochie. Division Agent H
D. Mack, of the C, B. & Q , accompa
nied the party. J. S. Wylie and M
Buncber went from Davenport, and Edl
tor P. 8. McGlynn, of the Dispatch, from
20 Argillo works to Methodist Epis
copal church, pt lots 25, 26, 27. 28,block
1. Carbon Cull, 91.
Martha A Rodman to P H Eagan, lot
1, Rodman's addition, Rock Island, $800.
B Davenport to Reinhold Geiger, lot 8,
block 5, B Davenport's third addition,
Bock island, S225.
Peter Hay to W P Quayle, lota 4 and 5,
r May's addition, Kock Island, f 575.
E. E. Parmenter, attorney at law.
Makes collections, loans Jnoney and will
attend to any legal business intrusted to
him. Office, poatofflce block. Rock Isl
and, Ula. t dadtwly
W. H. Devore, the Port Byron banker,
was in the city today.
Mrs. Elizabeth Harper and son, Fay,
left for Chicago this morning.
Messrs. August aad Philip Fuhr, of
Buffalo Prairie, were in the city today.
Mr. D. S. Schureman, the architect, re
turned from Cincinnati yesterday after
The soda water venders are cleaning
up their fountains preparatory to the
Lost A large breastpin with a gold
cross attached- Finder will please re
turn to A rods office.
On Saturday 8qutre Cooke united in
matrimony Clarence Pierce and Miss Ruth
L. Harrington, of Moline.
The yahoo should have j oined the Ok
lahoma boomers. In the role of a land
grabber be might possibly succeed.
Arsenal- Council, No. 171, National
Union, give their entertainment this
evening. An enjoyable time is antici
Supervisor Holllster and Supervisor-
elect Pearsall. of Port Byron, were in the
city today, dining at the Rock Island
Go and hear the celehrated "T. K."
Quartette and Prof. Bowlby's piano
pupils at the church choir concorl neat
For sale One set hack harness, one
set of light harness, one hack, one Fn
zer cart.a three seated top sleigh. Inquire
at Flat Iron square livery barn.
Benj. DeGear, the carpenter, is pre
pared to furnish estimates on all classes
of carpenter "work; corner Seventh
avenue and Seventeenth street.
W. N. Cronkrite, secretary of the Free-
port Driving Park association, is sending
out entry lists for the northwestern cen
tral trotting and pacing circuit.
Don't miss the great musical treat of
the season, the Central church choir, the
ladies' concert, at the Central Presby
terian church, Thursdav evening, April
Why isn't it in order for the board of
education and other renters in postotfice
block to remonstrate against Congress
man Gest occupying quarters there, as
they did to Police Magistrate Wiviilf
Manager H. J. Lowrey, of the Harper,
and wife, returned from a week's visft to
Chicago last night. Mr. and Mrs. Low
rey have commenced the occupancy of
their handsome new house on Seventeenth
Mrs. Hoffman, Mrs. Call and Miss
Wright gave an Easter "angling"' party
at the residence of Dr. Eyster this after
noon to their Sunday school classes of
Trinity mission. The little folks had a
Messrs. C. H. Goodrich, general freight
agent of the Ohio & Northwestern road,
W. R. Smith and C. E Holly, manufac
turing agents, all of Cincinnati, are at
the Harper. They are making a short
visit to their old friend, D. S. Schure
A D. Martin, late of the Cambridge
Chronicle, has accepted a position on the
editorial staff of the morning Union.
Mr. Martin is a bright and energetic
news man and is just now being initiated
into the mysteries of tri-city every
Omaha offers James V. Mahoney, of
Sioux City, f 4.000 salary to attend to
thedutiesof secretary of her board of trade,
which is the same Lincoln pajs her sec re
tary. The Sioux City Journal thicks the
business men of that city cannot afford to
lose Mr. Mahoney.
The team of gray horses attached to
Christy's wagon indulged in a lively run
on Fifteenth street and Seventh avenue
last eyening and were finally stopped by
running into a tree. The front ' end of
the wagon was demolished, but the
horses were uninjured.
Dr. Boughton, of Edglngton, is in the
city hobnobbing with Congressman Gest
today over the Edgington postofflce. It
is to be hoped the doctor will have bet
ter success in his dictations now than he
had in his attempt to control the demos
cratic appointment four years ago.
Dr. 8. C. Plummer. Jr., left la9t even
ing for Fiandrau, South Dakota, with a
view of growing up with the new state.
Dr. Plummer has within the past two
years graduated from the best schools of
medicines in the country with the highest
honors and he will make his mark in the
profession wherever be casts his lot.
Notwithstanding his avowed intention
of keeping alof and putting a tight board
fence betweeu himself and the horde of
republican office-seekers, we notice the
Hon A. P.'Petrie, ot New Windsor. Mer
cer county, in the city today, conferring
with the dispenser of patronage. It
seems that the honorable gentleman Las
a number of postofflces in bis county
which be would like to see filled by his
Last night Officer Meenan arrested
Bernhard Nitez for using profane lans
guage and addressing himself in an abus
ive manner to Lizzie Bonene. The war
rant was sworn out some time ago, but
Nitez did not answer the summons, so
Meenan "fetched bim," and this morning
Magistrate Bennett fined him $11.60, in
eluding costs. Nitez claims that be was
simply referring to the Volkt Zeitung and
the yonng lady took it for an insulting
Mrs. Annie Dunning, through her at
torney, Maj. J. M. Beardsley, entered
suit for divorce this afternoon from her
husband, John S . Dunning. The ground
of complaint is extreme and repeated
cruelty. The couple were married io
County of York, England, in 1871. They
had four children, three of whom are
alive. The couple separated December
1, last, and the complainant asks control.
care and education of the children, and
suitable alimony and attorney's fee a.
Mr. J.K. Cooke.mention of whose res
ignation as deputj county clerk was made
la Saturday's Anorja, is to be clerk and
receiver of materials on the government
boat. Alert, between Winona and La
Crosae and between Reed's Landing and
Fountain City. Cooke is in every way
qualified to fill the position acceptably,!
a fast and accurate accountant, an excel
lent penman and an able man, In the
choice .of a .successor to Mr. Cooke, Mr.
Donaldson has shown.excellent judgment
in the appointment of Maj. C. W.
Hawes. . x
The reception committees of the Me
line and Rock Island Young Men's Chris
tian associationsNsere tue guests of the
similar committee of he Davenport as
sociation last evening. Tie evening was
spent in listening to and dib.SUssing pa
pers on the needs and duties said
committee. Select readings, male qvAJ
tet music and the refreshments addea
much in making the evening a pleasant
and profitable one. The visiting friends
voted the meeting a success. This
should be but the beginning of many
similar interchanges among the tri-city
associations Davenport Democrat Ga
zette. Carpets, Carpets, Carpet.
Crpe(s, 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
cago, none excepted . The C. F. Adams
Home Furnishing House, 323 Brady
Boils, pimples, hives, ringworm, tetter
and all other manifestations of impure
blood are cured by Hood s Sarsaparilla
C. A. Steil. Manager.
ONE NIOHT ONLY.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24.
BIO SPEnTAHTTT.An f!0..
Presenting Rider Uaggard's Startling Romance,
-Cast of Metropolitan Artists
A Car load of Beaiitif nl Srrnerv. imnni which
are the following Charming Scenes: The Slave
luiow sea; me mecirtc Biorm ; Head or tne
Ethioneon: An African Sea (?naat at Sun RUa-
The Swamp of the Zingo; H.lley'a Leap for
Life; Rained City of Kor; Crossing the Plank;
The Cavern Palnce; The Fire of Life Sensaliou;
1Unnil..f.il n.l.i.m 1 l.k.
P ICES 75. SO and 35 cent: aeata on sale at
Clen.ann A dalr.mann's.
C. A. Steel, - Manager.
FRIDAY EVE., APRIL 26th
Extraordinary Engagement of the Reigning
An Octette of Beautiful girls with marvelons
voices, appearing In the plcturesqne coetumea of
their native provinces and country. Organ tied
and arranged by PROF. AVii. EDQREN. Direc
tor Grand Royal Opart, Stockholm.
special engagement ror thu tonr or America a
greatest Mimic and refined humorist,
EDMON T. PHELAN,
In Character and Funny Stories.
Reserved seats Tuesday at 7 a. m. Prices 85,
Saturday and Stjndat,
April 25, 26 and 27.
Game called at 3:00 p. m.
Wednesday Evening, April 24
Admission 35 Cents.
Good order maintained. Objectionable
characters strictly prohibited.
Street cars for Moline after dance.
CHAS. BLfiL KR.
Room and Picture
Cord Nails & Hooks,
At the very Lowest
Call and see.
Coder Rock bland Boom,
SECURED BY FIRST MORTGAGE
Always on hand for sale at 6
and 7 per cent to investor.
Interest CoUected without
Every effort made to handle
only choice investments.
Call or write for details.
tn showing the handsomest, best selected and newest assortment of DRESS
GOODS in all departments tbey bave ever opeded in Rock Island. This
week new attractions will be added .
T r rf x 5 New Broadhead Dress Goods 25 cents per pard.
uress uoouov ew Lawna 8 wnt ptr y ard
Lawn Tennis suitings, flneNK4"' 25c Per TBjd- Tnese ngs are eitra value.
Satinea, new coloring, 12Jc anJjP- French wool plaids in stripes, beautiful, 15c
Embroideries. ISSSserSSTtt tS'SXttSl
met efforts Adii?008 wee in tD0 new re'
hand hem-stitchedaUacked Flonncings.
iid "in u n f u nuuiuci ubucui im uui uuui ucpaiuacil
selling choke triple
Eock Island. Illinois.
A Mammoth Stock
t aa pi W
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It ii C
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1ARGER THAN EVER:
and three times as large as any other establishment in
this city can be seen at the popular store of
CLEM ANN & SALZMANN.
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. ZIMMERs
Spring and Summer Goods,
of the latest patterns. Call and examine them and remem
ber that he makes his suits np In the latest styles.
HIS PRICES AEE LOW.
To Cure Spring Fever
KOHN & ADLER'S,
is i nr nr ie ms!
$1.50 per Gallon.
POST OFFICE BLOCK.
BOOTS and SHOES
The Letrgest Stock,
The Lowest Pricoo
in the three cities. It will be a mistake to buy before
you see our bargains.
Ladies and Gents Low Shoes in all grades and prices.
Wigwam Slippers at your own prices.
Ladies line Hand Turned shoes from the best manufacturers.
. Custom Work and Repairing done at all three stores . v
t&Call and see us. -
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, 1818 Second Atu: ;
ELM STREET SHOE STORE, - PIONEER SHOE STORE,.
3939 riftii ATenu. :-' .1713 Second Atbu.'
We are exclusive asrents Tor the StiS5- and Cleanfast Black
Hosiery. Money refunded if prespiratiSr" Wjf,hB
them. Examine our child's black and grayv6?1 VJ
seamless at 15c per pair. Sizes 7 to 8J. SanieVL" 1
S. - a. til
Wr. -.Ill I. n wm ...lho.lun.flt In ... wl. rn..l BUU
extracts at 20 cents an cz
Opp. Harper HouBe,
DAILY HIS STOCK OP
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
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