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THE CROCK IsrA-Sm .ASGP8; ' FRIDAY, MAY 17. 1889.
FOR SALE BY-
1017 Second avenne,
KINGSBURY & SON
Are the Leaders in LOW PRICES on-
P3 ! Browns 3 cents.
D i Micas 4 cents.
H i Gilts 4 cents.
O' ;iJ"Decorated Window Shades with spring fix-
tares complete ready to hang, 38 cents.
1705 Secend Avenue.
Dry Goods Store
Corner Second and Brady Sts.
W have diwided to eoout of the Dry Goods business and to close
o-il our entire stock of Dry Goods and Notions, not excepting any
thing in the store. This unexpected announcement is due to a change
in the business plans of the firm, and although it may oppear un
reasonable to do so after being here so short a time, still we feel justi
fied in making the change. We shall commence our sale on Wednes
day nw.rninir. We rcmaiu closed all day tomorrow to arrange our
store and mark goods over. Everything will be marked down leaving
the old marks on the tickets to show what reduction is made. We
want to close our stock out at once and if prices will do it the goods
will go. As is well known our stock is all new and it will not be like
closing out an old stoek. This will give the people of Davenport and
vicinity a chance to buy goods 89 they have never done before and
there is no humbug about. We mean a great slaughter of new stock.
Every piece of goods in the store will suffer and you wil' only have to
come in and see it to lie convinced. In tomorrow's papers we shall
announce our prices and the line of goods which shall be given atten
is one array of' beauty with its loads of new 1
Wall Paper, Curtains
Call and make your selections from the Largest stock,
.he Newest Patterns and Lowest prices.
Made in Hardwood, elegantly eaiTed with treble
walls. Charcoal filled ana sine lined, every
part removable (or
All metal shelves, air-tight locks. Improved In
terior circulation of dry cold air and first claaa
These are the omlt Refrigerators with Five
walls for the preservation of the tee.
They are the ohlt Refrigerator having the
Leonard patent air-tignt locks .
They are the oicly He frige rator 4 having the
Leonard patentsolid iron shelves.
1 hey are the 0LTBefr1g rotors having the
Li onard patent arched center fain bottom.
1 hey are the only Refrigerators having the
i.eonara patent movants nues for cleaning.
They ate the only Refrigerators having the
Le nara improved Interior circulation or dry cola
They are the only Refrigerators having the
Leonard patent interior construction.
The have st od the test for years and are the
only Refrigerators which excel all others at every
A slight examination will convince von of their
great superiority. We challenge the world to
produce their equal at any price.
Rook Island, Ills.
VINNED6E & CO.
A BAD BREAK..
Ct reMaa eat Fata Ufa t lu
It la Settling tke Illlaaia City Peat
f lre---RemvtnK One Repwblicaa
There is considerable bad blood boiling
in tie political pot at Illinois City, and
Congressman Gest is accused of stirring
it u ). A prominent citizen and a repub
Ilca i, too. has written the Argus a letter
sho'ving the way public sentiment is run
ning on the subject. The facts seem to
be tiat Mr. Gest, in bis ambition to make
a cL ange, has simply removed one repab
lican, the most popular one at that, and
sabttituted another. When the demo
crat c incumbent resigned some time aeo,
he did so in favor of a republican who
was eminently satisfactory in all qualinN
cations to the republican party in that
sect on. Mr. Gest was petitioned by
them to retain him, but he nevertheless
removed him, and in so doing has very
evidintly put his foot in the soup. The
letter alluded to explains matters, how
ever. It is as follows:
Illinois Citt, May 15. The post
officii contest which has been going on at
this place for some time was brought to
a close today by removing it to another
builcing under the management of J. II.
LeQuatte as postmaster. The circum
stances of its removal in the face of the
opposition brought to bear against the
act, has so surprised the citizens cf this
vicinity that we thought it best to give a
brief statement of the case for publicity
in this Argus.
At the close of the last administration
the democratic postmaster resigned his
commission in favor of C. C. Crabtree,
a republican and soldier (of three years
service in the late war.) In due time the
authorities forwarded his commission and
Mr. Crabtree became postmaster, giving
general satisfaction both to the depart
ment and to the patrons. Bear in mind
the above transaction was consummated
direct with the department. In the
mean time Mr. LeQuatte, another repub
lican, applied for the office through our
reprenentative in congress, being aided
in his efforts by Maj. James M.
Bearcsley. of Rock Island, George
Browa, of Milan, and perhaps others
As soon as these facts were made known
to the people here, and being aware of
the gieat mistake which would be made
in making the change, they set about to
defeat it. First, letters were addressed
by tho oldest and most respected citizens
in the community to our representative,
showing the mistake about to be made,
and earnestly entreating him to let the
office remain where it was. Then an ap
peal ty petition was made by republican
voter and patrons of the office over fif
ty in number for its non-removal, but
all in vain; for, as first stated, in the face
of all of the opposition that has arisen
agaimit the act, it has been consummated.
Now, inasmuch as the postoftice is the
peoplu's and for the people, they were led
to bel eve that they ought to know what
is for the best interests for themselves
and for the postofflce and ought to be
heard and recognized by the authorities;
but it has not been so in this case and it
is said that a book of remembrance will
be kept and the proper ones held respon
sible for this transaction.
Med at llabuqne.
.a freai many in kock island were
shocked last evening when the announce
ment came that Henry R. Smith, the
former Rock Island citizen, had died at
his lata home at Dubuque. Last week he
was in Kock Island for the purpose of
consulting Dr. Gait about heart and kid
ney complications. He was then in a
frail condition, but none who saw him
suspected that dissolution was so near at
hand. Mr. Smith came to Rock Island in
1868, taking a position under Dr. Stiles,
who conducted a carriage making estab-
lishmeat in the building now a part of
Christy's cracker factory and the pro
prietorship of the institution afterwards
becami; Stiles & Hooper and Hooper &
Smith, and finally George A. Bain & Co.
Later Mr. Smith became a traveling sales
man tor Stewart & Montgomery. Three
years t.go he removed to Dubuque and
has been a commercial traveler for the
Westphal & Hinds Hardware compa
ny, of that city, since. He leaves
with a wife, who was formerly Miss Sut
ton, of this city, two daughters, Nettie
and Eta. He belonged to the Masonic
fraternity of Rock Island. The deceased
had meny esteemed friends in Rock Isl
and. More of the Ntrrrkfu-Trentann
Editor A Rous:
Pleat e state the following in you paper
about the Treman-Streckfus case. The
way in which the trouble started was
this: Mr. Streckfus sent bis little girl
over to my shop for five cents worth of
surloin steak, which is impossible to cut,
so I gae her a piece of shoulder steak
and shit went home with it. . She was not
gone If ng before she returned and said
that her Pa did not want this kind. So I
took the meat back and gave her a piece
of rouid steak instead, which she took
home, and shortly afterward Streckfus
came over and asked me if that was all
the excuse I bad that I could not
sell five cents worth of surloin steak,
and I told him that anybody with
common sense could see that I nor any
other butcher or dealer could cut five
cents worth of sirloin steak. Then be
said that the meat was not good which
remark I answered by saying it was, and
with this he called me a liar and I told
him not to call me a liar again, and then
without a warning he struck me twice
with hi fist and once with his umbrella.
The un.brella, which is broken, can be
seen at the shop, where he dropped it
and ran out the door. Streckfus cannot
truthfu ly say that I tried to strike, or did
strike tim in any way.
John W. Tremakk.
Boeky Mountain Tom, the Lone Trap
Is here in Rock Island, at No. 1619 Sec
ond avi nue, between Sixteenth and Sev
en teen th streets, and will remain antil
May 21 U with his Wild West menagerie
of live Dears, beaver, deer, coons, wolves,
half do;; and half wolf, prairie dogs, Arc
tic owls, horned owls, burrowing owls,
Spanist 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, 'vhite guinias, four alligators
Come one," come all. and see this large
collection of live wild birds and animals
Aamiss on only ten cents. .Doors open
day anc. evening. Ladies and children
especially invited. The clergy and their
families admitted tree.
T. N. Prather,
Proprietor and Manager.
N. B. Everything guaranteed as rep
resentee! or money refunded at the door
'Can t eat a thing." Hood's Sarsapa
rilla is it wonderful medicine for creating
an appc lite, regulating digestion and giv
iag strength. '
A DlMiacalafce4 IMvtne.
An event of rare interest will be the
opportunity to see and hear the venerable
author of oar national hymn
'My country Jtis of thee,
Sweet tend of liberty,"
at the First Baptist church Sunday
forenoon. Dr. S. F. Smith is a real
christian and national hero. lie recently
made a tour around the world visiting
mission stations. He was not only an
honored foreign missionary himself, but
has given a son to that work who is pres
ident of a theological seminary at Ran'
goon . It is not strange that his name
has been mentioned with special honor at
all the recent centennial observances, and
that a sight of his face and the sound of
his voice always awakens patriotic zeal
and christian fervor. He is now aged.
and opportunities to see and hear him
and catch from his word the stimulus to
missionary, patriotic and christian activ
ity are among the special events of one's
lifetime. A cordial invitation is extend
ed to all who wish to hear him at the
First Baptist church on Sunday mornin g.
Xever In the Hlatory of the Clothing
has there been a men's and youth's suit
sale such as the "Why" are going to
commence Thursday, May 16. Having
received a telegram from a manufacturer
announcing a dissolution of their firm,
Mr. Froehlich 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 f0.99
85 " 8.63
80 " 9.69
80 " 9.98
80 - 11.47
80 " 1264
The style of these suits are sacques, 3
and 4 buttoned cutaway frocks and are
made up of cheviots, Scotches, wide wale
worsteds, cassi meres and tweeds.
Remember this is no advertising dodge,
but call and see for vourself and vou
will be convinced that you never saw
prices like we give you.
Why Onk Prick Clothing House.
Cor. Second and Main Streets.
The Blakemore damage suit went to
the jury last night, and this mornings
verdict of $1,000 for the plaintiff was re
turned. The result is somewhat discour
aging to City Attorney Haas, being as it
is his first case as the legal representative
of the city. On the first hearing of the
case City Attorney McEniry practically
won, the awarded damages being only $1.
The case of John A. Tollman & Co.
vs. Henry Fiuegei et al, was then taken
up, before a jury composed of J. W.
Corken, Jr., J. R. Huber, Andrew Bratt,
Matthew Lannen, Cbas. Weander, Peter
N. Nelson. Gottlieb Dierolf, Charles
Carlstedt, John Evans, John S. Corns, A.
C. Moline. The suit is on a note.
Mr. Michael Collins and Miss Anna
Bremm, mention of whose marriage was
made in last night's A rocs, were happily
remembered by their relatives and
friends. Among the many handsome
gifts tbey received was five $20 gold
pieces from the groom's father, M. Col
lins, to the bride; a handsome chamber
set from Timothy Collins; refrigerator
from John Collins; an ornamental eight
day clock from Miss Ella Collins; a silver
castor from Wm. Hickey, and numerous
costly gifts from Misses Mary, Maggie
and Kate Bremm, Maggie and Nora Mur
phy and the Misses Cassidy, Cronin and
Another important transfer in real es
tate occurred this morning, when Mr. B.
Winter, of the firm of Winter & Lembure,
purchased of J. D. Taylor for 11,900,
forty feet of ground on the south side of
Third avenue and immediately east of
Wall fc Ill's carriage factory between
Sixteenth and Seventeenth streets. It is
not entirely remote from Mr. Winter's
plans to erect on his newly acquired
property some time in the future a brick
block, which will be of great ue and im
provement to the city.
Charles Powell plead guilty before
Magistrate Wivill last evening to having
accused Frank De Velde of stealing
leather apron valued at $1.75, and was
fined $5 and costs for the offense.
In Justice Cooke's court yesterday,
Jacob Schaura confessed having thrown
Annie Ward down a flight of stairs. He
was fined $3 and costs and held in bonds
of $50 to deep the peace toward the com
plainant for six months.
The American Art Publishing corn
pany is contemplating getting out a de-.
scriptive and illustrated edition of Rock
Island in the near future. Their repre
sentative, Mr. Elwood W. Irish, and a
force of artists are now preparing an
edition for Davenport, having lately come
from Clinton and Lyons, where they did
some creditable work.
"Hemorrhage may take place from the
kidneys or from the mucus membranes.
particularly that of the nostrils." So
writes T. Granger Stewart, M. D., F. R.
S. E., ordinary surgeon to II. M.. the
queen in Scotland, professor of practice
of physic in the University of Edinburgh,
in an article on Bright s disease. Hence
the only natural inference is that the kid
neys must be restored to a healthy con
dition before its effects will disappear.
Warner's Safe Cure is the most efficient
agent for this purpose known to science.
A wreck near Joliet last night blocked
the C, R. I. & P. tracks to such an ex
tent that no trains at 4 p. m. had sues
ceeded in passing Joliet. In consequence
the Argub is compelled to go to press to-,
night without its customary news report,
which, if waited for, would detain its
publication several hours.
Sew luuskta of Pthlaa Lodce,
St. George lodge. No. 48, Knights of
Pythias, was instituted at Moline last
night by Deputy Grand Chancellors
Cleaveland and Schmidt. St. Paul lodgo,
of this city, and two lodges of Daven
port, were present. The new lodge
starts with forty members.
M. & K. for shoes.
15c infant shoes, M. & K.
Spring chickens at May's.
88-cents buff shoes, M. & E.
Fine dressed chickens at My's.
Nice strawberries at C. C. Truesdale's.
Vegetables of all kinds at C. C. Trues
Nice white clover honey at C C. Trues
Spring lamb at Tremann & Son's Cen
Sweet Riverside oranges at C. C.
Spring lamb at Tremann & Son's Cen
ter meat market.
Spring lamb at Tremann & Son's Cen
ter meat market.
'Squire Zimmerman, of Cordova, was
ia the city today.
Sheriff Silvis returned tnis morning
from a trip to Chicago.
18-cents carpet slippers, 25-cents serge
slippers, at M. & K.
Mr. E. E. Parmenter returned from
Springfield this morning.
Some very handsome hanging lamps
just received at Loosley's.
Not even the weather interferes with
the shoe sale at the M. & K.
Get Loosley's prices on dinner sets.
His'selections are of the very best.
Geo. Schneider, Jr., has returned from
his health seekirg visit to Wisconsin.
Boots and shoes at your own prices at
the assignee sale, 1703 Second avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Sudlow and Mr.
and Mrs. R. Stockhouse are in Chicago.
All perishable goods sold regardless of
cost at Long's, from 7 to 8 p. m. on Sat
Choice assortment of vegetables, or
anges, bananas and strawberries at
Ladies' fine kid turned Oxford tie for
65 cents at the assignee sale, 1703 Second
Get your cups, saucers, plates and
whatever you need for the table at
A good honest made man's working
shoe for $1.15 at the assignee sale, 1703
The slaughter of boots and shoes is
still going on at the assignee sale, 1703
50-cents kid shoes, 50 cents kid slip
pers, 50-cents Uxiord ties, 50-cents base
ball shoes, at the M. & E.
Ed. A. Wilcox takes his run as mail
agent on the R. I. & P. next Monday
succeeding E. C. Young, of Macomb.
Men's fine Kangaroo hand-sewed shoe
for $2.13; never was sold for less than
$4, at the assignee sale 1703 Second ave
Mary Einer, formerly Mary Gallagher,
has moved her fish market to Second
avenue, betwten Fifteenth and Sixteenth
The net receipts of the May festival of
the M. E. church will reach nearly $1,
800 with the wagon and plow -yet to dis
Dr. C. B. Einyon has returned from
Sterling, where he has attended the an
nual meeting of the Illinois State Home
The rafter Pilot broke a shaft when
starting over the rapids this morning, and
the Jo Long was obliged to tow her back
to Davenport for repairs.
Congressman Gest has recommended
the appointment oft". A. Hubbard as
postmaster at Roseville, and E l ward
Hammond at Preemption.
The celebrated sanitary system under
wear at Cameron & Sons, Davenport's
hatters and nobby furnishers, 224 and
220 Brady street, Davenport.
You can get shoes and slippers regard
less of cost or value, as we must have
money and the goods must go at the
assignee sale 1703 Second avenue.
We defy competition on boots and
shoes aDd can sell you better goods for
less money than any house in the city at
the assignee sale, 1703 Second avenue
Mr. Joe Huber, the proprietor of
Huber's garden on Moline avenue, an
nounces the opening of his garden for the
season. The opening will be inaugur
ated by a dance Saturday evening.
The Peoria Paving Block company has
incorporated with a capital stock of $25,
000, and will soon be in the field with a
new article for street paving. A similar
corporation is now being talked of in
Mr. W. A. Guthrie has received the
contract for the erection of the new car
barns and horse stables of the Moline &
Rock Island line of the Holmes syndicate
on Moline avenue. The building will cost
Mr. S. A. May all leaves tonight for
Chicago, accompanied by Geo. Bollman.
Mr. Mayall goes to Milwaukee to attend
the union meeting of the B. of L. F.
there Sunday, as representative of No.
89 of Rock Island.
The Fourth avenue sewer is apparently
in need of attention as it is subject to
overflow at all times of heavy rains, such
as we have had today. The corner of
Seventeenth s treet and Fourth avenue
shows evidence of t bis, as the walks are
floated and the street is in bad con
dition. The Davenport team returns home to
morrow irom a successiui trip among
other interstate league cities, winning a
aeries of victories, and tomorrow after
noon will open on the home grounds with
the Evansvilles. Tomorrow will be ladies'
day, all ladies being admitted free. The
same clubs play also on Sunday and Mon
This evening the Rock Island min
strels appear at Harper's theatre under
the direction of Mr. Edwin Warren, the
comedian, late of the Benedict company.
Mr. Warren is one of the leading pro
fessional minstrel actors in the country,
and he promises a first class entertain
ment in all respects. The boys should
ha"e a good house.
In one of the windows of Henry Darts"
Sons grocery house is an immense
moose's head, accompanied by a state
ment that it belongs to David Sears and
was suiea on sears a uarta larm near
Haddock, Minn., twelve miles south of
Manitoba, was seven years old and
weighed 1,400 pounds. The head meas
ures thirty-two inches from the top of
the head to the Up of the nose, and
thirty-six inches from tip to tip of its
TheMerchants Electric Light company
has arranged to supplant its United
States dynamos for supply light in Rock
Island and Davenport with the Westing-
house system, two 750 light incandescent
dynamos of this pattern having been
shipped from Pittsburg for this purpose.
The old arc dynamo will be retained for
lighting the city of Moline and the Rock
Island motor circuit.
Coroner Hawes has received from Jus
tice John E. Wray, of Drury, the papers
in the inquest case the coroner author
ized Mr. Wray to conduct. The inquiry
was to the death of the unknown child
discovered there, as stated in the Argus
at the time. The jury, composed of
Byron Drury, J. D. Revnolds, William
W. Walton, F. W. LeQuatte. H. 8.
Boney and Charles Mills, returned a ver
dict that the infant came to his deth by
fracture of the skull. No further de
tails were reported, and the coroner ac
cepts the finding very reluctantly.
If is reported that an English syndicate
has subscribed $2,750,000 for the com
pletion of the tunnel under North River
at New York, work on which ceased some
C. A. Steel., - - Manager.
ONE NIGHT ONLY.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22d.
Tbe Great German Comedian and Sweet Sing
er, in his new Romantic play.
under the management ef
SIDNEY R. ELLIS.
Mr. Gardner will Mnff. the following new
Shnt Your EyeR Tightly and Open Tonr Mouth.'
"Gernan Swell." '"Pretty Bobolink.''
Aud the greatest of all succeases,
Prices 75c, 50c and 45s. Now on aale.
Sunday and Tuesday,
May 18, 19 and 21.
Game called at 3:30 p. m.
Saturday Evening, May 18th.
Admission 35 Cents.
Good order maintained. Objectionable
characters strictly prohibited.
Street car for Moline after danre.
Room and Picture
Cord Nails & Hooks,
At the very Lowest
Call and see.
C. C. Taylor
Under Rock Island Bouse.
in the three cities is
Ire Cream made from pure Cram
and flavored with the popular
fl&rors. A trial of thia cream
will con vice all that It can
not be excelled.
Picnics, Sociables and Parties
of all kinds, famished 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.
Call attention this week to bargains mentioned below:
Gloriaine,' Sun 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 of
plains, stripes, plaids and figured.
17 cents and 20 cents.
Sit ALLIES New assortment of
Shallies in plain and figured effects- -
BROADHEADS New assortment
of Broadhead Dress goods.
Hock Island. Illinois.
A Mammoth Stock
1 k 1 0
mm I it1 ,
1ARGER THAN EVER:
and three times as large as any other establishment in
this city can be seen at the popular store of
OLEMANN & 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.
Geo. Wr. D. Harris,
Real Estate and Insurance,
229 Seventeenth St., under Commercial
JfFiret class Insurance at lowest rates.
The following are among
One of the best money making restaurants and
boardine houses in tbe citr near C, K. I. A P. de
pot, well located for any kind of business.
An eleeant property on Twenty -third street;
brick hone with all modern improvements; corner
.ot ; bath rooms, sewer, hot and cold water ; cheap.
A new house, eight rooms, birn. trees, etc.; lot
6txl50; within five blocks of pos'oftice; a great
A nice house, well located in a food nighbor
bood ob Twentieth street ; cheap.
$2,50 PER GALLON,
KOHUST & ADLER'S,
POST OFFICE BLOCK.
BOOTS and SHOES
Trie Largest Stock,
Trie Lowest Prices
in the three cities. It will be a mistake to buy before
you see our bargains.
Ladie saud 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 .
fSlTCall and see us.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, 1818 Second Arenae.
ELM STREET SHOE STORE. PIONEER SHOE STORE,
282 Fifth Atenue. 1712 8econd Arenae.
More new Jersey jackets for street
wear all Bizes in our celebrated
SILK UMBRELLAS Handsome as
sortment of silk, sun and rain umbrellas,
ee the latest "swell," very elegant.
EMBROIDERIES Dont forget that
we are headquarters for fine embroider
ies. Examiuation will prove our state
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
the many bargains offered:
A nice two-story residence; fine corner lot 80r
ISO. One of the best neighborhoods on Fourth
A good corner property for Investment; 80x150
feet, onTbiid avenue; cheap.
A Tery nice property, just nutsid ' of city limits
and city taxes : cheap, on easy terms.
One of the best 60-acre farms, with first class
Improvements In Howling townah p; cheap.
ICO acres ; fine land, near Dodge City, Kansas, at
$5 SO per acre.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.