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THE BOCK ISLAND ABGUS. THURSDAY, MAY- 2 1880.
FOR SALE BY
1017 Second avenne,
KINGSBURY & SON
Are the Leaders in LOW PRICES on-
P5 Browns 3 cents.
& Miras 4 cents.
H Gilts 4$ cents.
Ui 2"Decorated Window Shades with spring fix
: tares complete ready to hang, 38 cents.
i 1705 Secend Avenue.
We are thn Western agents for the stove manufactures
of Taplix, Rioe & Co., and carry the largest stock of
stoves west of Chicago. In buying of us you virtually
boy of the manufacturers and at lower prices than any
retail 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.
We have tbe largest stock in the city,
3"P.;ni o , I5"'UB " maae it go.
NwantaaH . . K nd PP"r .Hanging don on short notice. All work
anied. Don't fail to note the place.
w. SecosdA ve.. and ISth
Made ta Hardwood, el gantly eatved with treble
wai la, cuarcoai n I lea ana si nc uoea, every
part removable for
All me al helvee, air-tight locka. Improved In
terior circulation of dry cold air and first claes
These are the only Ref iterators with Five
walls for the preservation of tbe ice.
They are the only Refrigerator having the
i-eonara patent air-tignt iocks .
They are the oit Refrierator having tbe
Leonard patent solid iron shelves.
1 hey are the ovly Ref rig rators having the
L onard patent arched center false bottom.
1 bey are the okly Refrigerators having the
Leonard pateut movable fines for cleauinp.
Tbev are the onlt Refrifferatora havlnz the
I-e oaid improved interior circulation of dry cold
They are the only Refrigerators having the
Leonard pateut Int- rior corns ruction..
Thej have a jod the teat for years and are the
only Refrigerators which excel all others at every
A slight examination w 11 convince voi of their
great auperiority. We challenge tbe world to
produce their eqnal at any price.
Rock Island, Ills.
at a BARGAIN
and ar bound to sell, and prices an
HtrMt. RTTTrn-.nroii! "RROS
READY FOK. WORK.
Pc raaaent Orcantaattva sf tbe Ueaa
rMc Mtate Central Committee
Capable Officer tho. -Harmony
and confidence were the
characteristic features of ths meeting of
the Illinois state central committee which
wat, held at Springfield last sight The
roll call showed very few absentees. W.
B. 3rinton. of Douglas, was made tern
portry chairman, and S. Y. Thornton, of
Fuhon, temporary secretary. A perma
nent organization was effected by the
election, without contest, of John C.
Campbell, of LaSalle, as chairman; Geo.
M. Haynes, of Chicago, as secretary, and
W. B. Brinton, of Douglas, as treasurer.
On taking tbe chair, Mr. Campbell ad
dressed tbe committee briefly. He ex
pre sed his gratification at the disposition
he saw manifested on tbe part of the
members to bury past differences and
wor'f together for the good of the party.
He intended to do his full duty as chair
man and require every member of the
committee to do the same. Cook county
was now reliably democratic, and be be
llevtd that with proper effort the
legislature and the state could at
the next election be carried for the
democracy. The only contest of the
evening was over the location of
headquarters. Chicago and Springfield
were both suggested and a numb, r of
speeches were made. The matter was
final y referred to the executive com
mittee, which means that Chicago will
get tbe location. The committee will
herenf terhe appointed. General John M.
Palmer, Congressmen Springer and For
man were present, and, upon invitation,
each briefly addressed the committee.
All expressed tbe belief that it was now
possible for the democracy to wrest the
state from the republicans. It was
noticsable that in nearly everything that
was t aid during the evening the leader
ship of General Palmer was recognized on
all ht nds. A resolution was adopted de
ploring the death of William II. Bar
num. of Connecticut, and It V. Towns-
hend, of the Nineteenth Congressional
district of this state, and the committee
Kone ef that in Our.,
Un ess Mr. Holmes feels assured that
with the introduction of electricity he
can g ve to the people of the three cities
a more generally satisfactory service than
is giv.;n on the electric road in Daven-.
port, be should not attempt any depar
ture from animal power at present. While
the najorlty of the cars on the road
alluded to in particular are most ele
gantly equipped, there is one car at
least un the line and one on which horse
power is used at that that is, with
out exception, the worst old rattle
trap that ever held together on a
track, and public pride should in
duce the city officials of Davenport
to ord )t its retirement. There is no ad
vantage In having good cars and good
accommodations unless all are such, for
there is just as much unpleasantness in
riding in a worn out car, as there would
be if tie entire system were stocked with
There is too, a very discernible differ
ence between the attitude of tbe drivers
on the Davenport electric road and those
under Superintendent Scbnitger's super
vision. On the former the public ap
pears to ride for the accommodation of
the drivers; on the latter the drivers ride
for tbe accommodation of the public.
Conductors to IVed.
One week from today occurs the mar
riage of two popular C, B. & Q. conduc
tors. Conductor C. C. Parker of the
Beards .own accommodation, will, at the
home of the bride at Beardstown, be
united in marriage with Miss Levins Hen
dricker, one of the most accomplished
young ladies of the town, and the same
day Conductor Thomas Cook will take
unto himself a wife in the person of one
of the leading young ladies of North
Both couples will make Denver the
objective point of their wedding trips,
Conducor Parker being a delegate from
Friendship Division No. 81 to tbe
National convention of railway conduc
tors, wlich meets at Denver the ltth of
At th.) bride's home at Reynolds Tues
day evening, Rev. Ryerson united in
marriage Mr. Robert P. Wait, son of
Supervisor Walt, and Miss Lucy A.
Sabrivet. The young couple are among
the most highly esteemed people in that
section of tbe county.
At tbe Theatre.
The May Bretonne Dramatic com
pany give a pleasing presentation of
"Fanch )n" to a fair audience at Har
per's theatre last evening. This evening
the rom intic drama, "Romany Rye" is
to be given, and an excellent perform
ance is promised, as this is tbe com
pany's ciaster piece.
OfPtrkinsD. Fisher's "Cold Day."
which is to appear at Harper's theatre
next Monday evening, the New York
Daily Newt says:
The presentation of "A Cold Day," at
the Fourteenth Street theatre, last - night
was witnessed by an unusually large au
dience, imd, judging from the continu
ous and uproarious laughter, the piece
is a success. Mr. Lessenger. as Jacob
Blow, a id Mr. Sampson, as Able Effort,
are as funny a pair as ever seen. Car
lot ta, pi tyed Dido with dash and an atr
of coquetry that was in keeping with the
part. Keith Barton created much langh
ter by ber performance of Katharine
Kidd, wbo was "on deck all the time."
Essie Bt rton was charming as Nancy.
She is vsry pretty and graceful, and dis
played more than ordinary ability. Tbe
music aiid dancine are a strong feature,
and tbe fun is fast and furious through
- Office! Cary took Edward Bennett, of
LaSalle, berore Magistrate Wivlll this
mornins on the charm of invitation. He
wssflneilfS and costs.
The trial of 8. G.Guysinger for larce
ny as bailee is in progress before Justice
Hawes, vbere it was taken by change of
enue fnm Justice Cooke. Savllle John.
ston isauingfor State's Attorney O'Mara
and Win . McEnlry and A. P. McQuirk,
of Davei iport, are for the defense.
BIDS FOR DAM WORK.
Major MeUanla Kxanalaea the Prp
sltiena fbr Btene for Beeic Inland
Arsenal What They Are.
Yesterday at Major McGinn is' bead
quarters at Rock Island Arsenal, the bids
were opened for furnishing 7,000 cubic
yards of dimension, footing and coping
granite or sandstone for replacing the
water power dam. Twenty-one pro
posals were examined as follows, the bids
being per cubic yard;
Missouri granite, dressed $33 34 and
(44.15 per cubic yard; rough, $18 50 and
f 2 1.20.
Salem limestone, dressed, $19.10 and
$18 10; rough, $18.10 and $14.80.
Stone City, Iowa, limestone, dressed,
$14; rough, $11.
Cleveland Sandstone companv. dressed.
$12.69; rough, $11.61; cutting on island
f4 per cubic yard.
D. Reed, Otitic limestone, Bedford,
lnd , dressed, $16 80.
Colorado red sandstone, dressed, $24 ;
Otway, Ohio sandstone, dressed. 14
20; undressed, $11.85; cutting on the
i land, $4 per cubic yard for ten
hours' work, and $4 75 for eight hours'
Ft. Madison, lnd.. limestone, dressed
$14.29; rough, $11 99: cutting on island.
$5 50 per cubic yard for ten hours; $6 80
tor eight hours.
Molon Olitic limestone, dressed, $19 -35;
rough, $14 35.
Saulspaugb & Crubaugb. Morton gran
ite, dressed, $37; rough,' $25.
Saulspaugb & Crubaugh Manknto lime
stone, dressed. $16 50: rough, $13.50.
Atlanta, Ga.. Granite Co.. dressed,
$33 89 and $43 83; rough, $29.26.
Motello granite. Wisconsin, dressed.
$35.62 and $37.51; rough, $19 58.
Beva, Vermont, granite, dressed, $47.
95; rough. $30.42.
Illinois sandstone, dressed, $11.25;
undressed. $7.75; with $3 50 per cubic
yard for cutting on island.
Rock port Granite company of Massa
chusetts, dressed, $36 90; rough, $23.75
Mt. Waldo Granite company, Maine,
rough in three classes, $37, $39 and
Calona sandstone, dressed. $14.40 and
$15.40; rough, $13 and $13 with $3.50
and $1.60 per cubic yard for cutting on
The Northwestern Limestone com
panv of Illinois, dressed, $15 and
$7.75; rough. $18 50 and $12.
The Hnosier Limestone company,
dressed, $15 45; rough, $12.48.
H. Hart Limestone company, of Mis
souri, rou'h, $7.95, $8 20 and $9.25.
The bids were taken under considera
tion, the desire being to thoroughly in
spect the qualities of the stone of which
propositions are made, and the contract
will be awarded within thirty or sixty
days. As tho Argus has heretofore
more fully set forth, Mr. D. S. Schure
man, the architect, of this city, by hav
ing the first awarded contract set aside,
saved the government $52,000.
A peculiar feature of tbe case is that
the Cleveland Stone Co. which bid
before, dropped $51,000 below the
bid they made at the last letting not
over thirty days ago.
Properdins of the Board of Mnprr-
visors Chairman Mmlth Announce
At tbe opening of the second day's
proceedings of the May term of the board
of supervisors this morning. Chairman
Smith announced his committees as foK
Finance "Wilson, Pearsall. Bostook.
Schneider and Buffum.
Town and Town Accounts Buffum.
Equalization Hollisler, Atkinson.
Huntoon, Wait, Hasson.
Miscellaneous Claims Murphv. Little.
Poor Whiteside, Woodburn, Olson,
Poor House Hartman. Murphy, Cral-
Road and Bridges Forsyth, Reynolds,
Abatements Atkinson, Wilson, Hoi-
lister, Hartman, McNeil.
Ways and Means Bostock, Olson,
Jail and Jail Accounts Schneider,
Fees and Salaries Armstrong, Fnck,
Woodburn, Reynolds, Cralle.
Public Expenditures Frick. Hnntoon.
Retrenchment Smith, Wilson. Pear
On motion of Supervisor Atkinson,
$75 was appropriated for the county in
stitute, and placed in Supt. Southwell's
Supervisor Atkinson offered a resolu
tion that tbe county attorney be request
ed to dismiss tbe criminal prosecution in
stituted against M. W. Burgh, as he and
his sureties had fully paid the amount
due the county from him. On motion of
Supervisors Murphy, Buffum and Arm
strong the motion was laid over until to
On motion the chair appointed Super
visors Cralle, Wilson and Hollister a
committee on publication of proceedings.
the contract to be let to the lowest
On motion of Supervisor Wilson the
bounty on wolf scalps was fixed at $5 for
full grown, and $3 for young wolves.
Tbe clerk laid be f cite the board" peti
tion from Buford post, G. A. R.. asking
an appropriation of $200 to defray the
expenses of decorating the soldiers' mon
ument May 30. and to help the post in
work of charity. Supervisor Collins
moyed that the prayer be granted, but on
motion of Supervisors Murphy, forsytn
and Wait it was laid over until tomor
row, under the rule.
One of tbe neatest saloon establish
ments in this city in the last two years
has been tbe Aug. Herkert saloon near
tbe Harper house. To Mr. Henry Geis-
ler, wbo had been Mr. Herkert's assistant
for many years, belongs the credit of
keeping such a nice clean place, and now
Mr. Geisler becomes proprietor of this
establishment, having yesterday pur
chased it from Mrs. Herkert, To say that
Mr. Geisler will keep a favorite resort is
superfluous, as all who know him are
aware that he understands how to con
duct an establishment of this kind, hav
ing catered to the trade of this vicinity
so many years be knows just what kind
of a lunch suits and it will always be
found every morning at his place. The
liquid refreshments dispensed at this
saloon will always be first-id asa.
Not tn years, ft is said, has the price of
live beef cattle been so low as tt present.
John Pence, of Buffalo Prairie, was in
tbe city today.
Oliver Olsen, Esq ., bas gone to Spring
field on business.
Choice strawberries, new cabbage and
fresh dairy butter at Long's.
Dr. and Mrs. Joseph McKee left last
evening for Arkansas City, Neb.
Two firstclass coat makers wanted at
once. Lotcher Bros., What Cheer, la.
Mr. C. L. Walker was in Jacksonville
and Springfield yesterday on business.
Miss Emma Hall, of Clinton, is visiting
at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. S. A.
The New$ and Tribune of Muscatine
have been consolidated under tbe name
of Newt' Tribune.
Grand opening at Theodore Free's, cor
ner Seventh avenue and Twelfth street.
The Rock Island Lumber Company re
ceived a raft today and will start its B
mill in the morning.
The attention of the public is called to
the real estate and insurance advertise
ment of Geo. W. D. Harris on this page.
During tbe closing month of his ads
ministration. Magistrate Bennett col
lected $38.02 in fines, police fees. $5.70;
total, $3 75.
The St. Paul went north last evening.
her first trip up the river this season.
She has been newly painted and .makes
an attractive a ppearance.
The Davenports and Quincys, of the
Interstate league, play their first games
on Saturday. Sunday and Monday at tbe
Atkinson & Oloff have been awarded
by Architect Schureman the contract for
building a $5,000 brick annex to the
Moline Wagon company's building.
President Reimers and Directors
Thomas and Barlh started out on a little
school visiting expedition this morning
and each returned with a beautiful bou
quet. They will go again.
John C. Lewis, W. B. Ditch and J.W.
Prouty compose a delegation from Rose
vllle, which is stopping at the Harper and
making a postefflce siege on Congress
Six per cent loans by the Rock Island
Mutual Building, Loan and Savings asso
ciation Tuesday evening, May 7, 1889.
Premiums 18 to 20 per cent. Stock in
tbe twenty-eighth series.
Chairman Buford elsewhere calls a
meeting of the Second avenue property
holders at tbe Improvement association
rooms at 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon to
receive the reports of the brick paving
Ex-Supervisor W. H. Whitman and
family are moving into the Carter bouse
on Sixth avenue, Mr. Whitman haying,
as has been heretofore noted, disposed of
his long-time residence property to Mr
Mr. J. T. Colton. of Joliet, and for
many years connected with the "Rock
Island Route, is about to become a resi
dent of this city. He has purchased an
interest in tbe undertaking house of
Mr. Geo. Schafer, who a year ago dis
posed of his interests in Market square
saloon to his brother. John Schafer,
bat still in tbe employ of the latter.
has been obliged, in consequence of fail
ing health, to retire from the business en
Editor McGlynn. of tbe Moline Bit
patch, has been selected by Rev. Gue as
one of tbe judges for the baby show in
connection with the May festival next
week. "Mac" will doubtless make a fair
and impartial judge.
The well known and reliable lightning
rod man, Mr. A. F. Schmid, has an an
nouncement elsewhere in the Argus to
which ha calls the attention of the pub
lic. Mr. Scbmid is prepared to do all
work in a thorough manner. Read his
Ex-Mayor Henry Oarse is absent on a
visit to bis daughter. Miss Mollie Carse,
wbo is attending St. Joseph's Boademj,
near St. Louis. Mr. Carse went as far
as Keokuk by rail, where he shipped
with Capt. Durham on the Gen. Barnard
for the remainder of the trip.
At Baardslown last night a lodge of
the K. of P. order was Instituted, with
imposing ceremonies, tbe lodges from
Roodhause and Winchester attending.
A grand banquet was served by mine
host, Cole, of tbe Park bouse, and
tbe work was not completed until 6
o'clock this morning.
Mr. Charles F. Fleming ktt this mornt
ing for his home at San Jose, Cal., hav
ing completed the season of fruit pack
ing and distributing here. Mr. Fred
Burger, wbo has been local electrician
for the Merchant's Electric Light com
pany ever since the company started,
left with Mr. Fleming for California,
with a view of making permanent resi
dence there, and in search of a fruit
farm and improved health.
Tbe Union is putting itself to a heap
of anxiety and trouble over tbe probable
action of Chairman Cavanaugh of the
democratic city-township committee, in
entering proceedings for a contest of tbe
election of William McConochie, and it
attempts to sway him from bis path of
duty by intimidation. Mr. Cavanaugh
is making no warfare against the stu
dents of Augustana college or against
any nationality. . As the head of the
city democratic organization he is de
termined to know if the party he repre
sents was defeated by illegal votes. He
simply desires an investigation is will
ing to abide by the consequences, and no
threats or insinuations on the part of the
Union can move him.
chance of Plrrn.
The grocery business of Chas. H. Bit
ter, corner Third avenue and Fourteenth
street, has been purchased by Mr. Leuia
Pfoh who was for many years a clerk in
the same store. He needs no Inlrodnc
tion to the people of this city where he
was born and has lived all hi life. Mr,
Pfoh proposes to keep up the good repo
tation the establishment has enjoyed for
years in always keeping the best goodl at
tbe lowest prices. The place of book
keeper at Jnnge's bottling house that be
has jailed for several years past win be oc
cupied by Mr. Max Hel pens tell.
The Unitarian church of Moline will
be dedicated this evening with appropri
ate ceremonies. Rev. Jenkin L. Jones,
of Chicago, will preach the dedicatory
sermon. On the day following, the Rock
river circle of the Unitarian churches
will hold sessions during the morning,
afternoon and evening. These sessions
will be devoted to a consideration of the
purposes for which a Unitarian church
stands in modern life.
May Ctremlt Court.
The May term of the circuit court con
venes next Monday, Judge Smith on the
bench. The trial list prepared by Cir
cuit Clerk Gamble shows eight con
tinned criminal cases, 110 law and 161
chancery cases to be beard.
Committee on Brisk Favsmeat.
There will be a meeting of property
holders of Second avenue -held at the
Business Men's association rooms on
Friday, May 3d, at 4 p. m., to hear the
report of the committee on street pave
ment. Second avenue property holders
and members of city council are invited
to be present. B. D. Buford,
Union please copy. Chairman.
Dr. C. C.Caiter bas removed his office
and residence to the corner of Third
avenue and Sixteenth street, opposite
the armory. Office hours from 2 to 4
Flatjo is the peculiar name of one of
the trustees of San Jose, California.
Ob as. A. 8tkl, Manager.
THURSDAY, MAY 2
Admission 10, 20 and 30c.
Ladles ticke a Root on open ng night only.
C. A. Stiel, Mangar.
OXE NIOHT ONLT.
MONDAY EVE., MAY 6.
Lay Low! L yLowl Special eng-ag anient of
Great Musical Extravaganza,
-A Cold Day-
Including a strong company of Singing Come
dian, Introducing all tbe latest succeaaaa
from the New Tors novel tlaa.
You will Laugh !
Don't miss it!
PriouL Tola company carrlei apecUl scenery
for thle entire production.
Usual prices. Reserved aeata now on aala at
Niemann a saicmann'a.
Sunday and Monday,
May 4, 5 and 6.
Qunie called at 8.00 p. m.
Saturday Evening, May 4th.
Admission 35 Cents.
Oood order maintained. Objectionable
characters strictly prohibited.
Street car for Moline after dance.
Room and Piotube
Cord Nails & Hooks,
At the very Lowest
Call and see.
C. C. Taylor
Voder Bock Island Bona.
SECURED BY FIRST MORTGAGE
Always on hand for sale at 6
and 7 per cent to investor.
Interest Collected without
Erery effort made to handle
only choice investments.
Gall or write for details.
TAB L B
Prices Gradually Moving Downward:
DRESS braids. ood quality 8c.
GOFFS dress braids 4c.
. BRASS pins (not adamantine) 2c.
FELT. 8 varda wide, beat ou&litv. Sfo
TURKEY red cotton Ansa, heat mini
ity, lc per skein, none to other dealers.
ARM ANT trinln extrarta S(V nr
ounce. Bring your bottles.
EMBROIDERY silk, best, on spools,
two for lc.
LINEN thread, best, 65 per spool.
ARMANTS toilet waters. 4 oz bottle.
25c. 8 oz bottle 50.
Bottom Prices guaranteed in all Departments.
Hock Island. Illinois.
A Mammoth Stock
111 Mm II
Mm Ife .
1ARGER THAN EVER:
aad three times as large as
this city can be seen
They boy 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.
Geo. W. D. Harris,
Real Estate and Insurance,
880 Seventeenth St., under Commercial
gyFlrat clasa Imoraoce at loweat ratca.
The following are among
A Ko. 1 corner property on Third avanne at a
A nice new two ftory residence with large lot,
tn good neighborhood, on Twenty-fourth et., cheap
A nice brick residence, with a 1 modern im
provements, large grounds, on Elm ft.ect, (or
sale cheap on easr term.
Two atorr dwelling, eiz rooms, good we'l, rl
tern and c liar, large barn, H acre ot land, within
a few steps of Milan street cars, at a bargain.
A neat brick hone with a large lot for t.0u0,
convenient to upper depot and saw mills.
Large brick hor.se, well located, on Fourth
avenue lot 80z &U, for eale cheap.
House, bam, with over four acres, on the bluO
for sale cheap.
A small dwellng, lot 60 feet front, good loca
tion, for sale at S0&Q on easy terms.
To Cure Spring Fever
KOHIST & ADLER'S,
IS I IT IT IE IRL tS!
fl.50 per Gallon.
POST OFFICE BLOCK.
BOOTS and SHOES
The Lowest Frico
in ths three cities. It will be a mistake to buy before .
you see our bargains.
Ladie sand 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 all three stores .
tTCall and see as.
GEO SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
CENTRAL SHOSifiTORE. .1818 Second Arena.
ELM STREET SHOE STORE, PIONEER 8H0S STORE,
2W Fifth Atmiu. 1713 eooadATtntt.2
NEW black lace Mountings. -
SATINES. cballies, lawns, lawn tennis
t OXIDISED hairpins, 10.
SEWING silk, best 100 yard silk, 6c.
BUTTON hole twist, best, lc per
NEW assortment, black silk lace scarfs
and pluHh flcbues.
FANS the latest in Japanese and
any other establishment in
at the popular store of
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
tbe many bargains offered
Two hoase on lot. Stir 14, well loce'ed. on
Moline avenue a money making Investment. -
A two story house of nine rooms and a one
story house of Ire room, on the same lot, be
tween Four b and Fifth av nue, oa Twentf-Stai
MX) wlil bnv a bouse and lo on First avssas
bear the "J" depot.
S1.SU0 will bnv a good l ouse of sis rooms in
on of the best neighborhood, on MlaeteenlB aU
S1.0QO will buy a neat noase on Twentieth St.
T wo bouses and lot SOxlSO. on Second ave.
Some of the best lota la Oodge'a addition oa
A gooa lot on the Diuo in Rodman's divis
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