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THE BOCK ISfrJOTP ABGUSi
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TUESDAY," HAY 14, Ifcfctt.
T. -jj new interest to our ribbon
, '.meat we will, on Monday. Tuesday
'TSSeVof this week .ell all of
n? J" 9 ribbons at 1 tc per yard. This
SSimU of our pUi0 gr8 8r'lin' ?
' "fin , moires, stin edges, crown edsres,
nbVcrowM and our entire stock of No.
htn Univ. former prices 18c. 20o
T'V None at these priea after the
Cosine hour 6 o'clock Wednesday night.
lie. He, Uc, 11c.
None to other dealers, none.
TIlE BAKOAIN OF THE YEAR
One l't lio e(,"e Pros RrRin rih"
b,n is" qunlity. 13 colors, will open
5 Cents per yard.
Erly callers will get choice selection-
former price 45u and 43 none
tftfr this u ,0,fi,,
(iAKOAINS OF BARGAINS.
To direct special attention to our im
men(Mj line of summer underwear we will
open t 9 o'clock Monday a bis; job in
liditt' extra quality Jersey ribbed vesta
t 9c each, color, blue, pink and ecru.
Jjnte the price 9.:; none at wholesale.
Special foh Ti'esday. At 10 o'clock a. m. aharp we pltce on sale 10 pieces
Itney sinpe Tennis t lunnel at 6Jc per yard; others will charge you from 12Jc to
l7Jc for the snme noods.
1714. 171 B. 1718. 1720 and 1722 8kcond Avenue. Rock Island.
. The season ia upon us for Parasols
and Sun Umbrellas, and according to
the custom, McCABE BROS., have
large and well selected stock to choose
from. As a starter we offer on Monday
a. m. some bargains that are winners.
You all know what the Gloria silk is
and when you have bought it once, you
are forever a customer for the Gloria silk
umbrella. Gloria silk sun umbrellas.
paragon frame, gold heads at $1.14.
Gloria silk umbrellas, natural wood han
dles 94c. a great bargain. Satin coach
ing shades, assorted colors and black 82c
each; the La Tosca (latest craze) silver
liHiKlle, 15 inches long, best quality silk.
12.08, regular price $3 50; full lines of
Parasols and Sun Umbrellas at a great
discount for our opening sale.
Jointed Carriage bnades, in pros
grain Silks and Satins, and all tbe late
novelties, including the Tacoma and
We open on Monday a full line of
BarhouJs' best linen thread at 5 cents
per apool. Bixhy's best ahoe blacking
at 2c per box.
KINGSBURY & SON
Are the Leaders in LOW PRICES on
p4 Browns 3 cents.
p Micas 4 cents.
H Gilts 4 cenls.
0; :"Deoorated Window Shades with spring fix-
; tures complete ready to hang, 3S cents.
! ART STORE,
1705 Secend Avenue.
iDdinipetition with the Leading Refrigerators of the
lmtHl States received the highest award for economy
of ifv, using only 12.17 as much ice as its best compet
itor and 9.17 as much as one of its would be competitors.
pn?-.isen the only provision chamhpr free from odors, produces a dry
Colli air which no ohler can equal, and has preserved fresh meals three
week" in the hottest weather. Producea better results with lest ice
than any other Refrigerator. The flues of the
rfffint require cleaning as do other makes, being perfectly and sclen
''leally constructed, the cold dry air by constant circulation keeps it
eet and clean. The best made, best finished and handsomest Re
'Tntor in the market. There are more ALASKA. Refrigerators in
ue in R.ick Island than all others.
WILMRD BAKER & CO.,
SOLE AGENT8 FOR ROCK ISLAND,
Opposite Harper House.
is one array of beauty with its loads of new
Wall Paper, Curtains
BllICE IT SHALL BE.
The Ci ty Council Says So at Mid
The Dei.lanated Material if or the Pav
lag of MeeoBd ATMie Other Mat.
trra of Iaterent Before the aiwatlct
pal B dy.
Call ana make your selections from the Largest stock,
the Newest Patterns and Lowest prices.
It wt.s an important session and a
rather entertaining one to the disinter
ested obierver was last night's council
meeting. By the time tbe municipal
mill got fairly to grinding there was a
full boatd present.
The first amusing incident was the in
nocent motion of Aid. Howard that the
bill of tbe council committee on pave'
ment inspection be referred to the finance
committee before being allowed, so that
an itemized account of the expenditures
might bu shown. This manifestation of
gross discourtesy and bad faith in bis
own colleagues, on Howard's part was
sharply rebuked by Aldermen Schroeder
and Corken, and while Aid. Negus sar
castically seconded Howard's motion, tbe
counctl fnally decided to allow the bill
The pinna for beautifying Union Square
were sub nitted. and Aid. Howard bad
put in a plea for necessary new sidewalks
about Frunklin Square in the same con
nection, t.nd then Mr. R. Crampton ads
dressed ttie council on the advisability of
making tie suggested changes, holding
that in its present condition Union Square
was a disgrace to the city, a detriment to
the city's progress and a source of dam
age amounting to from $5,000 to flO.000
annually. Aid. Schnell epoke of the
fame of the city all over the world; be
had heard of it before coming to America
and be thought these improvements
should be made and the city's good name
abroad sustained in reality. He hoped
all would work together in harmory In
making sicb necessary improvements as
the plans contemplated. Aid. Hampton
described the plans pursued in beautify
ing the pi blic park at Council Bluffs.
The subject was at last referred to the
street and alley committee together with
Aid. How ird's suggestion as to Frank.
Aid. Schroeder made a plea for new
sidewalks and Aid. Schnell and Aid.
Corken alio spoke in favor of these im
provemen .s. Then the Schroeder resolu
tion described in the official proceedings,
After tbe election of a justice of tbe
peace and constables to fill vacancies in
the townsl.ip officers, Alderman Howard
abruptly broke forth, "I move we go
into tbe peving business."
Tbe matter of tbe street car curve and
track undi;r the railroad viaduct in the
east part cf town was disposed of and
then tbe council waded into the "paving
business," a subject that absorbed its
attention until the midnight bells broke
the silenct- of night outside the stormy
chamber. An ordinance for the paving
of Broadway from Fifth avenue to the
southern terminus of the thoroughfare
was read t nd properly referred, and then
came the "tug of war" over the material
for tbe Second avenue improvement on
the ordinance to adopt brick. First came
tbe retnot strance against any kind of
material for paving. As it contained tbe
names of several who had appended
their signatures to the brick petition.
Alderman Negus asked an explanation.
E. H. Guyt;r was given permission to ex
plain, anr he stated that many had
signed the brick petition who favored
nothing, tut if something was to be
adopted, to let it be brick.
Aldermaa Hampton believed brick
would prove a failure and more expen
sive than tither cypress or cedar, but as
the majority of the property holders had
asked for brick, the council could not
consistently do otherwise than give it to
Aldermai Schnell stated bis belief
that the council was not for brick; but
the street must be paved. He thought
brick or cypress should be adopted, but
he would vote for brick in preference to
Alderman Edwards favored advertising
for cedar tnd cypress as well as brick,
and then deciding upon the cheapest. He
believed t ie council was cornered on
brick, and be did not like that kind of
Alderman Negus thought the council
should make an effort to gain the expres
sion of property holders and fairer re
sults could be obtained than by the peti
tion in the bands of an interested party.
Alderman Knox favored settling tbe
question once for all. and this was also
the opinion of Alderman Larkin. Al
derman Regus believed tbe city of
Rock Islacd was for granite, and tbe
city's interi sts should have weight in de
termining ttiia question. E. H. Guyer
Aid. Ed ards insisted upon his propo
sition that in the specifications bids
should be riade for cy Dress and cedar as
well as brick. Aid. Schnell agreed with
him and ex -City Attorney McEniry being
called upon, thought such could be done.
City Attorney Haas thought it could not;
that the cot ncil must be positive in its
specifications as to material.
Aid. Ed? ards thought the council was
pretty well cornered; in fact there was no
council there at all. After further dis
cussion the brick ordinance passed by a
vote of 13 to 1, Aid. Edwards sustaining
the negative aide. j
. COUNCIL CHAT. j
After all brick isn't bad as compared
with nothin sr.
Now let the council approve the plans
for beautlf j ing Union square.
Tbe council ought to do something now
to improve the fire department.
Tbe paving material got to be quite a
desperate subject toward the last.
The Amain rejoices in the fact that it
ia a settled i'act that we are to pave.
Aid. Edwards is a great "stayer."
You'll find bim the same seven days in
the week. ','--.,
It is pretty hard to tell whether the
date of that ordinance should be May 13
or May 14.
We're going to pave anyway, and we'll
not hesitate to let the world know it, for
we're up and coming this year.
The council was determined that Sec
ond avenue should be paved, no matter
what the material. This is right.
Aid. Larkin gives promise of a rattling
good alderman. He is outspoken and to
the point and not afraid to be heard.
Aid. Corken stands by his constituents
as bravely as any man who has ever sat
in the council. Just let an alderman cast
a reflection upon anything or any part of
the Third ward, if he wants to see Dan
Aid. Hampton has a most messmerising
influence over tbe council. His remarks
have much the effect over his colleagues
that a bottle of Winslow's soothing syrup
would. He put City Attorney Haas to
sleep twice last night.
Walking- for Win
John Williamson is walking for wages
at the corner of Third avenue and Sev
enteenth street, and is making a queer
spectacle of himself in bis feat of pedes-
tnanism. With a four-and-a-half pound
brick in each hand he is pacing to and
fro from Winter & Lemburg's corner to
the Commercial hotel, stopping on either
side, laying the bricks down and raising
them, again resuming his tramp. He is
performing this task for $ 1.50 a day, and
Mr. H. P. Hull is paying the amount
stipulated if Mr. Williamson conforms to
the terms of the agreement. This is how
it came about: Williamson, in searoh of
employment, entered Winter & Lem-
bargs liquor store yesterday and Mr.
Hull being there at the time, asked bim
if he could give bim work. Mr. Hull
asked him what kind of work he wanted
and what wages he wanted. Williamson
replied that any kind of honest labor that
would yield him $1.50 a day would
suit. Then Mr. Hull suggested that
if he would take two bricks and
pace the distance outlined about
eighty feet for ten hours, slopping an
hour for noon and fifteen minutes rest in
the morning and fifteen in the afternoon,
and laying the bricks down and taking
them up on reaching each corner he
would give him $1.50 for tte day. No
sooner was the proposition made than
Williamson accepted it, and this morning
at 7 o'clock he began his tramp. By
noon be was pretty well tuckered out
and ready to rest, tbe bricks at that time
weighing several hundred pounds apiece
n bis estimation. But he resumed bis
gait at one o'clock making a steady tread
of forty on6 steps across the street and
tbe round trip in a minute and a quarter.
He knows the path pretty well now and
thinks be could walk it all night and
sleep while on the tramp. Williamson
claims that be is in for a thirty-six hours
tramp with tbe promise of $100 should he
This afternoon Williamson was still
going, though heartily sick of his under
taking. His hands are badly swollen and
his back pains him considerably. Tbe
tenacity and grit with which he sticks to
his task lead many to believe that he
must be working for some other induce
ment than $1 . 50 per day.
The Jonathan Mold.
Deputy United States Marshal W. H.
Mitchell, of Freeport, arrived at tbe
Harper this morning, and went down to
Eahlke Bros, yards and sold the rafter
Brother Jonathan the property of the
Collapsed lumber firm of Anthony &
Sons, of Camancbe, and which has been
in charge of the United States marshal
for several months at auction. There
were thirteen bidders, the first being f 1,-
000, which was raised to $1,805, and Mr.
L. A. Sterling, of Lyons, Iowa, became
tbe purchaser. Mr. Sterling also owns
tbe Lillie Turner and the Jerome Hayes.
Tbe Brother Jonathan has been tbe
subject of much complicated proceedings
since tbe failure of the Camancbe firm to
which she originally belonged. First
she was seized by Sheriff Silvis and then
by tbe United States marshal from the
AN AGED WOMAN'S WOES.
Ia Hard Lack Sore.
The May Bretonne Dramatic company
which was not able to withstand the poor
patronage it met in Rock Island,
came to grief in Moline Saturday even
ing, creditors swooping down on them.
Manager Hamler, however, stood by
them, and the few Moline creditors
showed a disposition to help them out of
their difficulties. Tbe result was that
their effects were shipped to Sterling
Sunday night, and they departed for that
city yesterday as a reorganized company
under a new management. Messrs.
Eldon and Hellman are tbe managers
At the Theatre.
A large audience was present at tbe
opening performance of Snow Bros'.
Jolly Voyagers at Harper's theatre last
evening. The entertainment given by
this excellent company is new, bright and
pleasing throughout. Numerous spec
ialties are introduced, in which Ross
Lord, Robert J. Erwood, Carrie Lamont,
and Gypsie Ward appeared. Tonight
the company appears in "Our Kitty" and
a new and attractive programme. The
admission will be 15, 25 and 35 cents.
The company is a very meritorious one
in all particulars.
Buford post, 243, G. A. R., last even
ing, accepted an invitation to attend ser
vices at the Central Presbyterian church
on the morning of Memorial day.
The Rodman Rifles at their meeting
last night also accepted a similar invita.
tion from Mr. Meldrum.
In the police court this morning, Her
man Pape was fined $5 and costs for
intoxication, and Michael Williams was
fined $3 and costs for the same offense.
Ta Art Calieetara, special I
Three monthlv carta of the London
Art Journal (including three etchings or
steel engravings) bound in one cover,
only 85 cents, regular price f 1.60. 13
different numbers. SunoW limited. For
sale at Crampton's.
The body is more susceptible to benefit
from Hood's Sargaparilla now than at
any other season. Therefore take it now.
Weary or the Mtrncarle " UtV,
Heeke Death via the Rape Kaate.
Coroner Hawes was summoned to
South Moline last evening to hold an in
quest on the body cf Mrs. Lena Brock,
an aged woman, who, tired of the Strug
glee of life and believing she was a help
less intruder in the house of her son.hung
herself in a closet, in his house . Mar-
shal Miller accompanied the coroner and
a jury was empanelled composed of J.
B. Oakleaf, Pod Miller, Ed. Kittelson, J.
B. Cornwall, E. J. Eastman and L. M.
Bradford. The testimony of Henry
Brock best relates the circumstances of
the deed. He said he was fifty years old
and a machinist; the deceased was his
mother. The last time he saw her alive
was Sunday at 3 p. rn. Found her dead
at 6:45 last evening, on returning from
his work in the closet up stairs. She
was hanging by a string attached to
screws in tbe closet, while tbe body
rested in a sitting position. She was
still warm but dead. She had often ex
pressed a desire to die, averring that she
was in the way here, but witness en
treated her to abandon such ideas, as she
was ever welcome in his house. She was
eighty-eight years old, born in Holstein,
Geimany, and had lived in this country
about eighteen years, coming to Moline
from Davenport four years ago.
The verdict of the coroner's jury, after
considering these facts was that tbe de
ceased "came to her death by banging,
with suicidal intent."
Through the courtesy of Dr. G. G.
Craig, the Argus is in receipt of the
ninth annual report of tbe Illinois slate
board of health, which has just been is
sued. Besides the regular report, an ap
pendix is published, containing the re
port of the state sanitary survey of 188(1,
vital statistics, coroners' inquests, meteor
ological tables and a report on state med
icine. Sixteen pages of the appendix are
devoted to Rock Island, the sanitor stir -
vey of the city being compiled by Dr.
Craig.wbo was then health commissioner.
May t'oart Calllnua-
The only business of importance in the
circuit court yesterday afternoon was the
granting of a divorce in the case of
Marie Mueller vs. Philip Mueller. This
morning court was adjourned until to
morrow morning when the John E.
Blakemore damage suit against the city
of Rook Island will be taken up for re
hearing. The case was tried at the last
term of court and the plain'iff awarded
one dollar. '
Parasol sale at McCabe Bros .
Ribbon boom at McCabe Bros.
New potatoes at C. C. Truesdale's.
Snow Bros, in "Our Kitty" tonight.
Choice bananas at C. C. Truesdale's.
Mr. L. Metzler, of Rural, was in tbe
A full line of fresh vegetables at C. C.
H. S. Wage is the place for dinner
1615 Second avenue.
The Daily Akous can be bad at
Crampton's news depot.
The annual review of the Rock Island
fire department occurs May 29.
Willard Baker & Co. have a magr.ifi
C3nt new awning in front of their estat
lisbment. The brick firm of Atkinson & Oloff
commenced active operations Saturday
night by tiring their first kiln.
Wanted Room and board for man
and wife in private family. Address 1703
Second avenue boot and shoe store.
All No. 9 ribbons at 11 cents a yaid np
to closing hour on Wednesday night at
McCabe Bros.; former prices 18, 20 and
A new Manufacturers' Mutual Insur
ance company has been organized in
Moline, in which Rock Island is inter
EisBtate Senator John Fletcher, of
Hancock, and H. Struck, of McDonough
county, are conferring with Boss Thomas
and Congressman Gest toJay.
The specials offered for this week's
opening sale of parasols and sun umbrel
las at McCabe Bros, will be continued all
week, but many of the choicest styles
may not last so long.
The special prices on parasols and rib
bons offered at McCabe Bros, drew a
large crowd yesterday, and it is probable
that the interest' in these lines will be
kept up all through the week.
Those ladies' jerseys ribbed vests which
McCabe Bros', are selling at 9 cents each
come in all desirable colors, pink, blue
and ecrue, and are a very fine quality.
A great leader that cannot last long.
The parasol trade started in with a
great rush yesterday at McCabe Bros.
Mr. McCabe informs us that they have
never sold so large a number of parasols
and sun umbrellas in any one day during
their entire experience.
In bis office last evening, 'Squire Hawes
united in marriage Lee Carter and Miss
Bessie Lyle, of Rock Island, and this
morning he joined in marriage James
Fork in and Miss Anna Peterson, of
Cable, Mercer county.
Martin Van Buren Stevens, of Des
Moines, Iowa, visited Black Hawk watch
tower todny. Yesterday he was at the
Ministerial meeting and last Sunday
night he preached in the Christian Chapel
for Bro. Pratt.
Tbe funeral of the late Henry Tomp
kins occurred from his home in Black
Hawk last Friday afternoon. There was
an immense attendance of friends and
neighbors, testifying to the esteem in
which the deceased was held. Rev.
Johnston, of Edgington, officiated.
Next Friday evening at Harper's
theatre the Rock Island minstrels will
give a grand minstrel entertainment
under the direction of Mr. Edwin War
ren, the comedian, who will introduce
some new songs and specialties assisted
by the best local talent. All those wish
ing to pass a pleasant evening should not
fail to attend.'
. The wedding of General Superintend
ent H. F. Rojce, of theock Island rail
road, and Mrs. EUa Beineck-Eichelber-ger,
of Des Moines, is announced to oc
cur in that city in June, ' After a short
tour in the west, Mr. and Mrs. Royce
ill be at home at the Pullman, In Chi'
cago. Mrs. Eichelberger is the hand
some and accomplished widow of Thorn
as Eichelberger. one of the city editors of
tbe Iowa RegUter from 1878 to 1880, tbe
year of his demise.
Raeky Monatala Ton, the tioae Trap
Is here in Rock Island, at No. 1619 Sec
ond avenue, between Sixteenth and Ser
enteenth streets, and will remain a mil
May 21st with his Wild West menagerie
ot live bears, oeaver, deer, coons, wolves,
half dog and half wolf, prairie dogs, Arc
tic owls, horned owls, burrowing owls,
Spanish owls, bitrons, badgers, spar
row, hawks, eagle, ferret, muskrat,
pelican, ten rabbits of various kinds,
gabbling crow, squirrels, Norway
goose, Arctic duck, Indian hen. screech
owls, white guinias, four alligators
Come one, come all, and see this large
collection of live wild birds and animals.
Admission only ten cents. Doors open
day and evening. Ladies and children
especially invited. The clergy and their
ramuies admitted free.
T. N. Prathkr,
Proprietor and Manager.
N. B. Everything guaranteed as rep
resented or money refunded at the door.
For beauty, for comfort, for improve
ment of the complexion, use only Poz
zoni's Powder; there is nothing eoual to
C. A. Steel, - - Manager.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
May 13, 14 and 15.
Jolly Voyagers !
Elegant Uniformed Brass Band
Headed by Four Strone Comcifv Kmr.
R083 SNOW. R. .). ERWOOn
CARRIE LAMONT, GYPSIE WARDE.
supported by fine company.
Entire change of progrmrae nightly
joucKea run or sinjffnir. Dancing ai.d
P,' Price 15, and 3Sc. nts.
a1!? Llftb tTtnt for mir it..m u i . ..
mHiiMKenmntof Harry A. Snow.
Sunday and Monday,
May 18, 19 and 20.
Game called at 8:30 p. m.
Saturday Evening, May 18th.
Admission 35 Cents.
Good order maintained. Objectionable
characters strictly prohibited.
Street car for Moline after dance.
Call attention this week to bargains mentioned below:
Gloriaine, Bun and Rain Umbrellas, colors fast, gold and silver
bandies, 26 inch,
New arrivals in Dress Goods just
placed on sale. Double fold Cashmere
10 cents per yard.
BEIGES New Summer fabrics or
plains, stripes, plaids and figured.
17 cents and 20 cents.
SHALLIES New assortment of
Shal lies in plain and figured effects- -newest
BROADHEAD3 New assortment
of Broadhead Dress e;ood8.
More new Jersey jackets for street
wear all sizes in our celebrated
SILK UMBRELLAS Handsome as
sortment of silk, sun and rain umbrellas,
-ee the latest "swell," verj elegant.
EMBROIDERIES Don't forget that
we are headquarters for fine embroider
ies. Examination will prove our state
Hock Island. Illinois.
A Mammoth Stock
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1ARGER THAN EVER:
Room and Picture
Cord Nails & Hooks,
At the very Lowest
Call and see.
Under Rock Island noose.
and three times as large as any other establishment in
this city can be seen at the popular store of
CLEMANN & ESALZMANN.
-in the three cities is-
Ine Cream made from pare Cream
and flavored with the popular
flavors. A trial of this cream
will connce all that It can
not be excelled.
Picnics, Sociables and Parties
of all kinds, f orniahed on
SECURED BY FIRST MORTGAGE
Always on hand for sale at 6&
: and 7 per cent to inrestor.
Interest Collected without
Every effort made to handle
only choice investments. .
Call or write for details.
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.
Geo. W. D. Heirris,
Real Estate and Insurance,
229 Seventeenth St., under Commercial Hotel,
First class Inmrance at lowest rates.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
The following are among the many bargains offered:
One of the best money making restaorant and
boardine honses in the citv near C..R.I. iP. de
pot, well located for any kind of business.
An eleeant property on Twenty-third street;
brick houe with all modern improvements ; corner
lot ; bath rooms, sewer, hot and cold water ; cheap.
A new timiM. itrkt mnmj t.am ..... . i.
tVtxl50; within flv blocks of pos'offlce"; a treat
A nice honse. well located In a good neighbor
hood on Twentieth street ; cheap.
A nice two-story resilience; Una corner lot 80s
150. One of the best neighborhoods on Fourth
A good corner property for Investment; 80x150
feet, onTbiid avenue; cheap.
A very nice property, jast ouUid of city limits
and city tmxea : cheap, on easy terms.
One of the beet 80 acre farms, with first-class
Improvements in Bowling township; cheap.
100 acres ; fin land, near Dodge City, Kansas, at
$5 50 per acre.
To Cure Spring Fever
KOHN & ADLER'S,
IB I HLT TT IE IEL S!
$1.50 per Gallon.
POST OFFICE BLOCK. : : ; ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
BOOTS and SHOES
The Largest Stock,
The Lowest Prices
in the 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 Tamed shoes from the best manufacturers.
Custom Work and Repairing done at all three stores'. ,
tSfCall and see us.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, 1818 Second Arcnat.
ELM STREET SHOE STORE, . - PIONEER SHOE STORE. .
2929 Fifth Arenue. ; 17U Second Arena.