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THE BOCK Ifirzraro ARGtT
THURSDAY, MAY 16, 1889.
Made In Hardwood, elegantly catved with trebli
walla, Charcoal filled and sine lined, every
part removable for
All metal shelves, air-tlirht locks. Imnrnmul in.
terior clrcnlatloa of dry cold air and first class
These are the owlt Refrigerators with Fire
wniis tor ine preservation or the ice.
-lney are the omit Refrigerators having the
i.ouara patent airngnt locks .
i ney are the owiT Refrigerator having the
Lieonara paiemnoiia Iron shelves.
-i ney are the ovir Refrlg rators having the
w onsru patent arcnea center false bottom.
1 hey are the oklt Refrigerators having the
eonara patent movable flues fur cleaning.
Tbey are ihe onlt Refrigerators having the
Leonard improved Interior circulation of dry cold
They are the ohlt Refrigerators having the
Leonard patent interior cona'ractian.
The have at d tbe test for rears and are the
oklt nerrigerators which excel all others at every
A slight examination will convince von of their
great superiority. We challenge the world to
proauce tneir equal at any price.
FOR SALE BY-
1617 Second avennft,
Rook Island, Ills.
KINGSBURY & SON
Are the Leadr-rs in LOW PRICES on-
Browns 3 cents.
Micas 4 cents.
Gilts 4 cents.
"Decorated Window Shades with spring fix-
tares complete ready to hang, 38 cents.
! 1705 Secend Avenue.
to competition with the Leading Refrigerators of the
Crtited States received the highest award for economy
of ice, using only 12.17 as much ice as its best corapet
itor and 9.17 as much as one of its would be competitors.
lisM'ii-8 the only provision chamber free from odors, produces a dry
colli i,ir which no ohter enn equal, and has preserved fresh meats three
" t k in the hottest weather. Produces better results with less ice
titan any other Refrigerator. The flues of the
(to nut require cleaning as do other makes, being perfectly and scien-(iMi-ally
constructed, the cold dry air by constant circulation keeps it
sweet and clean. The best made, best finished and handsomest Re
tri'erator in the market. There are more ALASKA Refrigerators in
U": in Ti ck Island than all others.
WILL MID BAKER & CO".,
SOLE AGENTS FOR ROCK ISLAND,
Opposite Harper House.
is one array of beauty with its loads of new
Wall Paper, Curtains
Citiss Are Not Allowed to Proper
ly Inspeat Meat.
Thliila the NabManre of the Maprcaae
art's Haling la the Abattoir case
OerlaloB Acalaat the City.
Call and make your selections from the Largest stock,
the Newest Patterns and Lowest prices.
Telegraphic information reached Rock
Islat d from Ottawa this moraing that the
suprome court had reversed the decision
of t ie appellate court in the Huesing'
abattoir suit and decided against the city
in ltf efforts to promote the sanitary wel
fare at the people with proper meat in
sped ion. The decision is received with
great surprise.and regret and disappoint
ment that is almoft general.
The case is one that has attracted at
tention all over the country because of its
peculiar nature and the immense impor
tance from a sanitary standpoint that at
taches to it. The facts are well known,
but it will be of interest to briefly recite
them at this time. During the fall of
1885 number of cases of serious poi
sonin were developed in the city through
lack ( f proper sanitary precaution and
care ia the governing of meat slaugh
tered, sold and consumed in the city
This state of affairs led the city to take
steps to preserve and protect the sanitary
condition of the city. A city abattoir
was devised, at which meat should be
inspected on the hoof and after slaughter.
Mr. Bailey Davenport donated two acres
of land on the old distillery road below
town, on condition that the city use it
for th) worthy purpose suggested. The
proffer was accepted and a well
adapud building put up at com
paratively light expense, the material
used being that employed in the aban
doned waterworks building. The city
butchers were agreed to the tlan and
were mutually interested in the project
until a citizen who had a spite against
the hi'alth commissioner of the city led
them to revolt, and Anally when all was
in readiness and the building open for
use, an injunction was filed in the circuit
court by August Huesing, preventing the
city either using the abattoir, or from
paying Mr. John Volk the amount due
him far putting in the machinery and
interior arrangements. HuesiDg had en
gaged as counsel, Judge Ira O. Wilkin
son and Wm. Jackson, of this city, and
Hon. Chas. Dunham, of Geneseo. The
city retained Hon. W. II. Gest.Sweeney &
Walker and M. M. Sturgeon and entered
a motion to dissolve the injunction.
This was, after exhaustive arguments on
both Hides, overruled by Judge Glenn
and tie case went to tbe appellate
court, where a decision was rendered re
versing the ruling of Judge Glenn and
decidicg in favor of the city. Huesing
took a:i appeal to the supreme court with
the result as given at the head of this ar
ticle. The city now has but one chance,
and that is to enter within fifteen days, a
petitioi for a rehearing in the supreme
court. Otherwise, or if this is refused,
the decision is final.
The decision is not looked upon
Dj tie butchers with any great
degree of favor or happiness, though
they were indirectly parties to the
suit. Now they recret their action
and would willingly conform to any such
regulations rather than be placed at the
mercy of the great meat men of the
country, such as Armour and others, as
they nc w are. The recent action of the
Moline butchers and tbe way they ap
proved the plans and purposes of the
Rock Island abattoir only last Sunday,
demonstrated that fact. There has been
no mora violent opponents of the abat
toir plan anywhere, or men who contrib
uted more influence to have it defeated
than tbe great meat men such as Armour
who, under the validity of the law, would
be exel ided from sending their packed
meats, killed and inspected elsewhere,
into such cities as Rock Inland tnd com
peting with the local butchers. The su
preme court's ruling is, therefore, a great
victory for the millionaire meat packers
and tbe local butchers everywhere and
especia ly the Rock Island butchers, who
in their revolt have been but tools to a
vindictive purpose will so realize.
The city has lost about $2,000 in its
gallant fight for this great sanitary prin
cipal. How the abattoir thus shameful
ly made useless, will be disposed of, re
mains to be seen. The land reverts back
to Mr. Davenport as per stipulation that
the city fail to use it as an abattoir. The
building must be disposed of by arbitra
tion. The interior furnishings go back
to Mr. Yolk as per contract with the city,
and thit gentleman has been rewarded
for his enterprise and generosity in aid
ing the city in its good efiorts by the loss
of the lime and money expended in put
ting them in.
The decision is a great disappointment
to the Argus, but it has nothing to re
gret in the course it has pursued. It has
upheld and struggled with all its strength
for a pinciple involving the health of
the community; there has been no other
consideration or aim, and it is willing to
abide bj the consequences, feeling that the
responsibility is not in its hands or the
city council's, but on the heads of the
highest legal tribunal of the state.
A Komilng hee Hal at the 31. K.
Just -eceived and will be arranged and
placed n readiness for tomorrow and
Saturdi y,150 cases of shoes and slippers,
altogether about 9,000 pairs of new
goods, 110 shoddy, auction, fire or bank
rapt tn eh, which we shall place on sale
at a mere song:
Ladies' kid opera slippers $ .50
Oxford ties.- 50
" " kid and goat shoes 50
" patent leather tip shoes 1.00
" serge slippers 25
carpet slippers 18
" serge congress shoes 50
Men's lase ball shoes 50
" 1 1.60 quality of buff shoes.. .88
Boy's 1 1 50 quality of buff shoes ... .88
" lase bail shoes 50
Infant uhoes 15
few liargains in children's shoes
small lots at :50
Load i of other bargains. Try and be
on time. Don't delay. The M. & K. is
the plai for footwear.
For tuty, for comfort, for improve
ment ol the complexion, use only Poz
loni's I'owder; there is nothing equal to
THE FEAT FINISHED.
Wllllaavs Haieeeeda la Hi ttreat
Walklavr aaa Brick Carry!- Uaer.
takiBK The Boa ad Vp.
At 6 o'clock last night' John William
son accomplished the feat of walking con
tin a ally and with only the necessary in
terruption for meals, for thirty-six hours
from one corner of Third ayenue and
Seventeenth street to the other and with
a four and a half pound brick in either
hand. There was a crowd of several
hundred present to witness the conclu
sion of the difficult and remarkable task.
Scow Bros, band was on hand to seren
ade the plucky pedestrian as he rounded
up his undertaking. As the end ap
proached, the pain and exhaustion for
aook Williamson and he appeared in bet
ter condition than at any time during the
day. He spurted toward the last, mak
ing his final trips on a run, and then
when he had finished offered to continue
the task uninterrupted for twelve hours
more for $50. There being no accept
ance ef the offer, he retired to the Com
mercial house where he was enthusiasti
cally serenaded. Being called for he ap
peared on the balcony to acknowledge
the greeting, when he was showered with
flowers by admirers.
Alter supper he run a foot race with
James Cahall from Third avenue down
Seventeenth street to Fourth avenue and
won easily. At 7 o'clock he commenced
and completed an additional ten-minute
tramp with the bricks in hand, in order
that no question might be raised as to
the entire fulfillment on his part of his
undertaking. Then he retired.
As was intimated yesterday, consider
We money was staked on the result and
Williamson, unless serious results yet
develop, will find that his adventure paid
him pretty well financially.
Williamson did not sleep any last night
in consequence of swollen joints and a
lame back, as well as blistered feet and
benumbed hands. This morning, though,
he was resting easier.
The impression erroneously prevails
that Mr. Hull had offered Williamson
$100 if he stuck it out for thirtv-six
hours. This is not a fact as the Argus
ha8 stated from the first. Tbe actual
agreement is appended:
This is to certify that I agree to lay
six brick in front of Winter & Lemburg's
store, Tuesday, May 14, 1889, at 7 a. m.,
and carry two brick, one in each hand.
for ten hours with a recess of fifteen
minutes in the forenoon and fifteen min
utes recess in the afternoon. It is fully
understood I am to lay down two brick
and take up two at every time I cross
the street for the sum of one dollar and
fifty cents; I agree not to tarry or sit
down, but to keep going during the full
time of ten hours less the fifteen minutes
recess in the forenoon and fifteen minutes
in the afternoon.
John T. Williamson.
The thirtysix hours' tramp was an af
ter agreement introduced after the wager.
Williamson this morning received the
$1.50 and receipted for it, statin? that
that was all due him from Mr. Hull. He
also voluntarily said in Mr. Hull's pres
ence that there was no $100 considera
tion; that Mr. Hull had offered him the
$1 50 out of sympathy for him when he
was out of work and it was out of this
that the thirty-six hours' tramp grew.
He further acknowledged, as the Argus
asserted last night, that outside wagers
were made on his ability to accomplish
the thirty-six hours' feat and he was
ahead several hundred dollars personally
as a result. He feels therefore, not only
that Mr. Hull has treated bim perfectly
satisfactorily, but is the direct cause of
his receiving the opportunity to win
what be has.
A6 near as it can be figured, William
son walked forty-two miles during his
tramp. The test of physical strength
and endurance, however, is not in the
distance paced so much, as in the carry
ing of the brick and constantly stooping
over process he was obliged to endure.
M. & K." for bargains.
Straw hats at Bennett's .
Bargains in shoes, M. & K.
Fresh fish at C. C. Truesd ale's.
Nice strawberries at C. C. Truesdale's.
Another rousing shoe sale at the M. &
CHARGED WITH CRIME.
TheUraad Jury's Beport to the Star
Term ot Coort -CoaBpIliaentarr
Brsolntloa to Bherlfr Silvia.
The grand jury for the May term of
court reported to Judge Smith this after
noon. It is understood a number of im
portant and sensational indictments were
found, those returnable, however, being
only these, others being suppressed for
Chas. Francis, burglary.
John Havden, burglary.
John Felber, forgery, two indictments.
The following communication was also
To tbe honorable judee of tbe circuit court of the
Connty or Kock Island, Illinois, at tbe Hay
term of said court, A. U., 188:
The grand jury of said term of said
court would respectfully submit that in
pursuance of law tbey examined tbe jail
kock island county in a body and
found it in good condition. The walls
and cells are whitewashed and every part
or said jail clean and free from offensive
odors. And upon inquiry of tbe
inmates found that tbe food furnished
was good, wholesome and in sufficient
quantity. They expressed themselves
that their treatment by the sheriff and
his deputies was kind and gentlemanly.
We also wish to commend the sheriff
upon the splendid appearance of outside
buildings and court house square.
j. b. mcuonnel,
All members of St. Paul lodge.Enights
of Pythias, are requested to meet at
the castle hall at 7 o'clock tonight.sharp,
to go to Moline to assist the grand chan
eel lor of Illinois in organizing a lodge
there. The members of the uniform
division will please come nnuniformed.
By order of
Geo. B- Stebbiks, C. C.
F. J. Hodges, K. R. & S.
Michael Doyle was fined $3 and costs
in the police this morning for intoxication.
A handsome and valuable plant was
stolen from the yard ef Police Magistrate
Wivill last night. The thief is known.
and it will be to his advantage to return
It ia reported that an English syndicate
nas suDtctiDea ,iW,WO tor the com
pletion of tbe tannel nnder North River
at New York, work on which ceased some
time ago. -
Lysle thread gloves 10 and 25 cents per
pair at Bennett's.
Be on time tomorrow and Saturday for
the shoe sale at the M. & K.
Mr. Fred Hass leaves tonight for Mis
souri on a ten days' business trip.
Mrs. W. W. Clarke, of Chicago, is
visiting her daughter, Mrs C. E. Hodg
Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Dussinberre have
returned from a three months' visit to
The bakery firm of Polzin & Staasen
are out, with one of the handsomest de
livery wagons on the road.
Ask for Kramer's writing and copying
inks. Tbey are the best. Manufactured
ty Kramer & Bleuer, Rock Island.
Joseph Firzpatricc. of Milan, who is
one of the thoroughly disgusted Okla
homa boomers, was in town this morn
Mary Exner, formerly Mary Gallagher,
has moved her fish market to Second
avenue, between Fifteenth and Sixteenth
A new lodge of Knights of Pythias is
to be organized in Moline this evening.
St. Paul lodge of this city will assist in
Capt. W. H. Pierce, late engineer at
the waterworks, has accepted a position
as head engineer on a new boat that is
being built for the government fleet.
Mr. C. C. Truesdale returned this morn
ing from Minneapolis, bringing with bim
a barrel of fine bass, which he with oth
ers caught on a fishing jaunt tbe other
Mrs. G. R. Rugg. of St. Paul, is visit
ing at the home of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Hass, Miss Eva Hass returning
with her after a six months visit to St.
Mr. Joe Huber, the proprietor of
Huber's garden on Moline ayenue, an
nounces tbe opening of his garden for the
season. The opening will be inaugur
ated by a dance Saturday evening.
County Clerk Donaldson this afternoon
received the certificate of election of S.
F. Cooke as justice of the peace, upon
the ruling of Judge Adams in the contest
case in the county court.
From the manner in which some of the
faithful from the lower end of the district
are sticking to Congressman Gest, there
certainly must be some very perplexing
questions of a political nature under dis
cussion in Rock Island just now.
Michael Collins and Miss Anna Brimm
were married at St. Joseph's church by
Father Mackin, this morning. The young
couple received many fine presents, in
cluding a check for $200 from tbe groom's
The residence of Henry Williams, 225
east Locust street, was the scene of a
quiet wedding yesterday afternoon of
Charles A. Wenks and Edith A. Thomp
son, ot Andalusia, III. Rev. F. L. Wili
kins, pastor of the Calvary Baptist
church, officiated. Davenport Democrat
Snow Bros'. "Jolly Voyages" conclud
ed their engagement at Harper's theatre
last evening, producing a so-called musi
cal satire "A Home Run," a piece as
listless and devoid of features as the
other two productions of the company
It is only contingent upon certain con
ditions which may be readily provided for
that Mitchell & Lynde will tear down the
present building facing on Market square
and on the north side of Second avenue
and erect ia its stead a handsome four
story brick building with steam elevator,
steam heat, electricity and other modern
Ross Snow, the commedian who fin
ished a three night's entertainment at
Harper s theatre last nigbt, met witn a
serious accident at Sterling last week,
falling on tbe stage in such a manner as
as to fracture one of bis knee cjips and
to result in the limb being stiff tempora
rily at least. He gets around pretty lively
Nearly at the close of the city council's
meeting in Davenport last nigbt, the
dullness of routine business was greatly
enlivened by Alderman Smith, who with
a few preliminary remarks, made a state
ment to the effect that stone for street
uee, from Mr. Cook's quarry was charged
to the city at so much a square yard, and
so many square yards in the aggregate,
and only this much should have been
paid for by tbe city, when the amount
was increased over $1,100. An investi
gation will be made, as an affidavit has
been made showing that tbe actual
amount delivered was $1,145 less than
the city paid for. The Davenport Tri
bune says tbe investigation will implicate
the chairman of the street and alley com
mittee and the Davenport street commis
The 8 1 oraa. j
When the dark ominous clouds appeared
in the west at 7 o'clock this morning
many fled to places of safety fearing we
weie to have a tornado. But it proved
only a great blow. In the city many
trees were blown down, one on Twenty- j
second street crushing in a wagon and
nearly killing a carpenter named Smith.
The wind also tore a patch of shingles
off the roof of S. J. Keator's house.
Tbe wind did considerable damage
throughout the county, blowing down
the C, M. & St. P. windmill at Water-
At Camanche there was a severe hail
' In Iowa the storm was more severe
especially in the vicinity of Cedar Rap
ids, as the following indicates:
Ckdak Rands, May 18. A terrific
hail storm visited this city this morning.
Hail larger than hen eggs destroyed
poultry and fruit and damaged fearfully
green bouses, and broke thousands of
lights of glass. A man named Randall
was knocked down, and a number in
jured. The . storm extended north to
Cedar Falls. Rain succeeded bail, pouring
in torrents for three hours.
Never la the Hlatory af the Clethlas;
has there been a men's and youth's suit
sale such as the "Why" are going to
commence Thursday, May 16. Havin
received a telegram from a manufacturer
announcing a dissolution of their firm,
Mr. Froeblich went up to Chicago Sun
day night and closed out the remainder
of their spring stock, comprising all the
latest novelties of the season at about
fifty cents on the dollar.-
We bought 500 suits and are going to
sell them to you for less than other mer
chants can buy them at wholesale. ' We
now quote you the following low prices
95 suits at 0 99
85 " 8.63
80 " 9.69
8t) " 9 98
80 " 12.64
Tbe style of these suits are sacqnes, 3
and 4 buttoned cutaway frocks and are
made up of cheviots, Scotches, wide wale
worsteds, cassimeres and tweeds.
Remember this is no advertising dodge,
but call and see for yourself and you
will be convinced that you never saw
prices nice we eive you.
Why One Price Clothing House.
Cor. Second and Main Streets.
Humors run riot in the blood at this
season. Hood's Sarsaparilla expels
every impurity and vitalizes and enriches
C. A. Steel, - - Manager.
ONE NIGHT ONLT.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22d.
, The Great German Comedian and Sweet Sing
er, in his new Romantic play,
nnder the management ef
-SIDNEY R. ELLIS.-
Mr. Gardner will sing the following new
"Sb.n.iiYonr Eye Tightly and Open Tonr Month,"
viriaiu owcii. "rreuy Bobolink. '
Aud the greatest of all successes.
Prices 11c, 50c and 25c. Now on sale.
Sunday and Monday,
May 18, 19 and 20.
Game called at 8:30 p. m.
Saturday Evening, May I8tn.
Admission 35 Cents.
Good order maintained. Objectionable
characters strictly prohibited.
Street cars for Moline after dance.
CHAS. BLEI ER.
Room and Picture
Cord Nails & Hooks,
At the very Lowest
Call and see.
C. C. Taylor
Under Rock Island Boose.
-in the three cities is-
Kfirhnffi n k
U Ul 1LUUU1U W
Ice Cream made from pore Cream
and flavored with the popular
flavors. A trial of this cream
- will connce all that It can
not b excelled.
Picnics, Sociables and Parties
of all kinds, furnished on
SECURED BT FIRST MORTGAGE
Always on hand for sale at 6&
and 7 per cent to inrestor.
Interest CoUected without
A Nebraska farmer planted bis pota
toes on we sum oi jurco.
Every effort made to handle
only choice investments.
Call or write for details.
Call attention this week to bargains mentioned below:
Gloriaine, Sun and Rain Umbrellas, colors fast, gold and silver
handles, 26 inch,
New arrivals in Dress Ooods just
placed on sale. Double fold Cashmere
10 cents per yard.
BEIGES New Summer fabrics of
plains, stripes, plaids and figured.
17 cents and 20 cents.
SGALLIES New assortment of
Shallies in plain and figured effects- -newest
BROADHEADS New assortment
of Broad head Dress goods.
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," very elegant.
EMBROIDERIES Don't forget that
we are headquarters for fine embroider
ies. Examination will prove our state
Hock Island. Illinois.
A Mammoth Stock
SMaaaaaaassi " f
Til W1 ilpit y
'1 ' jU-J j'i- ' it 1
I .qlL jTp& f
1ARGER THAN EVER:
and three times as large as any other establishment in
this city can be seen at the popular store of
CLEMANN & SALZMANU.
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. WZ D. ijeirris,
Real Estate and Insurance,
229 Seventeenth St., under Commercial Hotel,
(VFirst class Insurance at lowest rates.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
The following are among the manj bargains offered:
One of the best money making restanrants and
boardlnr bonses in tbe city near C , K. I. & P. de
pot, well located for any kind of business.
An elecrant property on Twenty-third street;
rick houe with all modern imnrove
lot; bathrooms, sewer, bot and cold water; cheap.
A new honse. curat rooms, barn, trees, ate. lot
60x150; witbin five blocks of pos'office; a great
A nice bonse. well located in a rood naiirtihnr.
hood oa Twentieth street; cheap.
A nice two-story residence; fin corner lot 80s
ISO. One of the beat neighborhoods on Fourth
A good corner property for Investment; 80x150
feet, on Thit d avenoe; cheap.
A very nice property, just ouid of city llmlta
and city taxes : cheap, on easy terms.
One of the best BO-acre farms, with first class
Improvements In Bowling townsh p; cheap.
160 acres ; fine land, near Dodge City, Kaocaa, at
5 B0 per acre.
$2,50 PER GALLON,
KOHN & ADLER'S,
POST OFFICE BLOCK.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
BOOTS and SHOES
The Largest Stock,
Trie 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 Turned shoes from the best manufacturers.
Castom Work and Repairing done at all three stores .
tSfCall and see us.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, 1818 Pecond Artnue.
ELM STREET SHOE STORE, ; PIONEER SHOE STORE,
22 Fifth ATenu.s Yl Second Avenue,
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