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THE BOCK ISLANB ARGU8.
TUESDAY, MAY 21, 18fe9.
. .,cial feature for this week's business
1 F gt McCABE BROS, will tbe .
We have fecured an immtnse lot of
1 ooo dozen (12000 pairs) at a great
Ulri'ii Bome of tbem as low as 40c on
.h dollar of their value. We place
.hpm u on sale Monday a. m. as leaders
-hU vou will readily recognize as corns
Sr crusher. Read and think.
75 dozpn ladies pure silk lace mitts,
.11 colors and Mack 8j a pair.
40 dozen for misses and ladies at 1 lc:
mtch tbem at 25c; (every color and
blft' 80 dozen our celebrated No. 21.010
pisses' and ladies' mitts at 14c, usually
" Three styles to selict from at 18c.
worth double; two styles at 20c.
Four patterns 25c. One pattern each
tt 32c, :15C. 3!,c- 3c an 5o WD'C we
rsnnot duplicate when present lot is
eone. Several styles at 60c, 62c and 68c
wbicb we have never seen equalled.
Four styles at 75c which we candidly
believe not one of which can be matched
in value in the three cities. A full Hue
of Ion? mitts, short mitts, and medium
If cgths at away down prices.
1714. 1716. 1718. 1720 and 1722 Second Avknuk. Rock Island.
KINGSBURY & SON
Are the Leaders in LOW PRICES on-
Browns 3 cents.
Micas 4 cents.
Gilts 4 cents.
jgTDecorated Window Shades with spring fix-
; tures complete ready to hang, 38 cents.
! ART STORE,
1705 Secend Avenue.
In competition with the Leading Refrigerators of the
United States received the highest award for economy
of ice, nsing only 12.17 as much ice as itBbest compet
itor and 9.17 as much as one of its would be competitors.
possesses the only provision chamber free from odors, produces a dry
cold air which no obter can equal, and has preserved fresh meats three
weeks in the hottest weather. Produces belter results with less ice
than any other Refrigerator. The flues of the
do not require cleaning as do other makes, being perfectly and scien
tifically constructed, the cold dry air by constant circulation keeps it
sweet and clean. The best made, best finished and handsomest Re
frigerator in tbe market. There are more ALASKA. Refrigerators in
line in R ck Island than all others.
WILMRD BAKER & CO.,
BOLE AGENTS FOR
is one array of beauty with its loads of new
Wall Paper, Curtains
Call and make your selections from the Largest stock,
the Newest Patterns and Lowest prices.
This week we shall offer even better
bargains in our Ribbon department, than
last week. A BIS JOB of No. 13 Rib
bons, all styles, colors and qualities at
lie per yard.
Our last week's sale on No. 0 at 11c
was such an immense success that as we
now go one better and offer No. 12 at
tbe same price, we shall anticipate a
great rush. Remember Monday a. m.
early these goods go on sale, and first
come first choice.
Additions have been made to our
stock of No. 30 and 40 ribbons at 25c a
yard, which for this week will include a
lot of very wide fancy and stripe ribbons
at 25c, heretofore as high as 50c a yard.
Make a note of this grert cut in price, an
early call will be profitable.
Department has never been so popular
as this season . We shall place on sale
Monday a. m. several new leading styles
of bats at prices that will carry strong
convictions as to our determination te
still further extend the business.
DON'T JUDGE HASTILY.
All will Come In Dii Time. --The
Heine Byaftleate a Trifle Slow bmt
Ma re Plana for.thefFM.tare. '
A;reat many complaints have come to
the Argus about the condition of the
streetcar track of tbe Moline & Rock
Island line below Seventeenth street, and
also of the delay manifested in making
the inprovementa promised. We should
not j udge Mr. Holmes too hastily. Great
bodiaa move slowly, and in tbe face of
all that he has bad to contend with,
he lias done as well by Rock Island
as could be expected of him. All know
of tl e inconvenience and loss suffered in
consequence of the destruction of the
Moline avenue barns a month ago, but it
is not everybody that knows, perhaps,
that tbe syndicate was out on the paving
of Rid man avenue and the causeway on
Rock Island above what it expected.more
than enough to put In all the desired im
provements in Rock Island and Daven
port as well, and to have paved the entire
width of Armstrong avenue with the use
of oidinary cement, whereas tbe highest
and most expensive quality of imported
cement was insisted upoto by the gov
ernment. These miscalculations have
interfered very materially with the orig
inal plans of the syndicate.
But there is a good time coming, for it
is the intention to extend the Johnston
rail track west to the plow works, with
double track to Twelfth street and relay
tbe T rail track of the old line from
Thirty-fifth street east to the limits of the
busiress portion of Moline and build
through tbe city with Johnston rail.
Then there is a sloyenly looking piece of
track cast of Thirtysfifth street on the
Unio i line, which will require relaying
from College hill to Edgewood park.
Tbe most of the crossings for the railroad
track i at tbe foot of Twenty-fourth
street, are to be put in yet and there is
some greatly needed patching to be done
on Fourth avenue between Twenty-first
and Twentysecond streets where the old
switch was taken up. This will all be
atten led to in time. New cars have been
order id for the entire system and an in
stallment is expected daily. Tbe stan
dard five window size has been adopted
for all the lines except the Second street
line in Davenport, which will be smaller
and the bridge line which will be larger.
The open cars will be proportionately
Su.pt Schnitger has adopted a plan for
the F:ock Island & Moline lines wbicb
promises to give more satisfaction than
the old way. As soon as the new cars
arrive and sufficient stock is bought, tbe
running time between Thirty-fifth and
Twelfth streets will be reduced to five
minuies between cars. The blue line cars
will run between Riverside cemetery,
Moline, and tbe extreme west end of
Rock Island, instead of stopping at FiN
teent i street, while the red cars will run
over "he old line as heretofore, but only
go west as far as Twelfth street, where
the double track will stoi. This will
give the lower end of town the same fa
cilities aa before and will not only short
en the time one-third through town, but
above Twelf tn street as well .
In the meantime we are frank to say
that riding on a track that seems like
jolting over the ties or boarding a car for
Moliie lettered "Bridge and Northwest
Davenport," don't induce full confidence
in the road, any more than it does to see
a car lettered "Second Street," running
on Third street in Davenport. 'But these
arrangements are only temporary, and tbe
cars hi present out of place will be re
turned to their proper lines as soon as
the new ones arrive. Supt. Schnitger is
doioj; the best he can with the accommo
dations at his control, and until he has
bad opportunity to demonstrate what
he cin do. don't criticize him too
severely. The Argus, whose first duty
is to t.he public, will not be slow to speak,
if premised improvements don't come in
prop r time.
A Well Known Citlaen Quae.
At his home, corner of Eleventh street
and Fourth avenue, at 7:15 lust evening,
died James B. Ellis, after a painful ill
ness 'vitb jaundice. Mr. Ellis was sixty-
eight years of age, having been born in
Devoashire, England, and he came to
America in 1832, slopping in New York,
when; he learned the trade of atone ma
son. Then he went to Virginia and then
came to Illinois, locating first at Warsaw,
butciming to Rock Island in 1849, and
for a period of over forty years this has
been his home. He was first engaged as
contractor and builder, a pursuit ie fol
lowed actively for many years, during
which he erected some of the best known
and riost substantial buildings, including
the D. B. Sears' Sons' mill, on Rock riv
er. Afterward he went into the coal
business and for a long time he conduct
ed tha Mercer county coal office on First
avenue near Fifteenth street. He was
interested with his brother, T. B. Ellis.in
the famous litigation with P. L. Cable,
over ;he Cable coal lands and right of
He leaves, a wife and the following
child -en: D. D. Ellis, Mrs. E. E. Zeigler
and Mrs. H. D. Folsom.
Tbe funeral will occur from the late
residence Thursday morning at 10 o'clock.
A Floe Home.
Mr. John M. Albrecht is the possessor
of one of the finest horses in the county.
He it a beautiful dapple chestnut sorrel
stallion, six years old and stands 16
handi high, called Major. The animal
was raised by R. J. Puree, of Western,
Henry county, his sire being tbe cele
brated horse, Young John Long and bis
dam, Queene. Mr. Albrecht is justly
prou 1 of his horse. "
There will be a grand organ recital at
the Congregational church, Moline,
Thursday evening, this week, by Frederic
Archer, of London. England, one of the
most celebrated of living organists.
Ticksta 50 cents. Street cars to Rock
Island after tbe concert.
18 James Mulhull to Margaret J
OConnell, lot 8, block 7, Lowell ad., R L
Juitus D Taylor to Basilius Winter,
wj. lot 2, block 14, Old Town ad, R I,
CAPT. WHITNEY'S WORK.
What He Is Dolnc Betweea Here ana
Hasemtlne Voanaaeaeias Operatioaa
at Fall port.
Capt. A. J. Whitney, the river con
tractor, who probably has more' govern
ment work to do on tbe Mississippi tbis
year than any other large contractor,
commenced his operations between here
and Muscatine Saturday night. He is
working in conjunction with Z. Fielder,
contractor of Hannibal, Mo., who has
charge of the rock. Yesterday Messrs.
Whitney and Fielder inspected the stone
quarries at Wyoming Hill, Fairport, and
on the this side two miles above Drury's
Landing. Mr. Whitney will require 50,
000 yards of rock in constructing dams
and shore protection between here and
Muscatine. This morning a dozen men
were set to work stripping rock, and ad
ditional help will be required as the work
proceeds, and when operations are under
full headway it is calculated that from
250 to 300 men will be wanted for a
period of several months. The quarry
work is under Mr. Fielder.
The drilling will be done by drills opes
rated by steam power, and the blasting
will be done by an electric battery. Small
cable cars, run by steam, will be used in
transferring rock from the quarries to
Capt. Whitney was in the city today,
and went over to Davenport to obtain
permission from Supt. Kimball, of the
Rock Island road, to cross the railroad
track near Fairport. while his work is in
progress. He purchased a supply of
picks, shovels, sledges, axes and other
tools needed for the immediate com
mencement of work. He states that the
steamers Edith and Dick Clyde will ar
rive in a week or ten davs and the rest of
the fleet by the 20th of June or when the
improvements below are finished.
Jack Griffin was gathered in last even
ing for intoxication, and this morning
Magistrate Wivill fined him $3 and
Officer Kramer arrested a book agent
named Geo. F. Grove, in the lower end
of town yesterday afternoon for peddling
without a license. Magistrate Wivill
imposed a fine of $5 and costs.
Last evening Calvin Walmsey, Thomas
Lahaff and Robert Marshall were taken
before Magistrate Wivill for stealing the
blacking brushes from Pat Kelly, porter
at the Harper. Tbe 'squire held them in
bonds of $50 each and sent them to jail
Marshal Miller arrested Valentine Nold
today for embezzlement, on information
of J. T. Kenworthy and Patrick O'Mara.
Nold was held in bonds of f 800 to ap
pear for preliminary trial tomorrow
morning, and sent to jail. Nold brought
suit against the Santa Fe road for dam
ages. The plaintiffs weie bis counsel,
and there was a stipulation that should
he win he was to give tbem a certain
share. Nold afterward compromised
with the railroad and forgot all about his
attoraeys, who now charge him with
pocketing their share.
The Broadway Church.
The annual meeting of tbe congrega
tion of the Broadway Presbjterian church
was held last evening. Messrs. S. J.
Keator and C. A. Rose were reelected
trustees for three years and Mr. S. D.
Cleland was reelected elder for three
years. The annual report of Treasurer
W. B. Ferguson for the year, showed
the receipts to have been $2,476 83; ex
penses, $2,454 88. The reports of the va
rious branches of church work were re
ceived, including the Ladies' Aid society
Woman's Missionary society, Ruth's
band, the Willing Workers and the Sun
day school. Rev. W. S. Marquis gave a
summary of the year's work.
Jimmie Dixon is tbe most unlucky man
between the Rockies and the Allegha
nies. He scarcely recovers from the re
sults of one accident before he meets
with another. Tbe evil eye of fate seems
to be constantly upon him. This after
noon as be was crossing Market square a
team of horses dashed recklessly into
him, the wagon tongue striking him
in the back and throwing him down.
He quickly regained bis feet, however,
and got out of the way, without injary
other than a sore back. But Jimmie
says it was an accident all the same, and
be put it down on the long category to
which his unfortunate frame has been
"Karl" Gardner, the new Emmet, ap
pears at Harper's theatre tomorrow night
in his latest musical comedy, "Father
land." Tbe Philadelphia Call of March
9, last, says:
"Fatherland" received its first Phila
delphia production at the Arch street
theatre last night. The plot of this play
is interesting, especially since it affords
ample opportunity for Charles A. Gard
ner, as Herman Leopold, to sing catcby
songs, dance with his accustomed grace,
and say many amusing things. That his
efforts were successful was fully attested
by the frequent applause which was giv
en him and the number of times he was
called in front of the curtain. The cast
is generally strong.
The ladies of the First M. E. church
met yesterday afternoon, when a summing
up of accounts revealed the gratifying
fact that the net proceeds of the recent
May festival were $2,200, of which the
ladies already bave $2,000 in the bank.
This is the highest amount ever reached
from an entertainment of this kind in
Rock Island and it goes to show what
can be accomplished by combined efforts
and zealous, unfailing endeavor.
Mrs. E. H. Guyer gives a reception
Mrs. 8. J. Keator gives a reception at
her home on Twenty-third street and
Seventh avenue Thursday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. 'Geo. White gave a de
lightful progressive euchre party at their
home on Twenty-third street last evens
ing. . t .. : , ' ; ' -
A young lady of East Nottingham,
Pa., in strolling in a field tbe other day,
found thirty-six four-leal clovers and
some with fiye.leaves.
Hr. Harat'a Bank Bill.
In the house at Springfield yesterday
Mr. Hurst introduced a new savings tank
bill and for the passage of which a de
termined effort is to be made in the pres
ent legislature . Mr. Hurst in asking an
animous consent for its introduction,
said there was a general demand for a
law on the topic. Deep regret he said,
had been expressed over the defeat of the
bill last week, and be had prepared a
new one from which the objectionable
features relative to exemption from tax
ation had been eliminated. Mr. Hurst
will lose no efforts to secure the passage
of the bill.
The jury in the Tollman-Fluegel case
brought in a verdict for the plaintiff for
$300 yesterday afternoon.
This afternoon Judge Glenn sentenced
John Hayden, the boy burglar, to three
years in the reform school. Chas. Frans
ces plead guilty to burglary and was sent
to the penitentiary for two years.
Judge Adams is in Peoria.
Friday is "soap day" at May's.
Nice spring cUftkens at C. C. Trues
Special prices for Friday only on sops
Still they go -at any price at the as
Adair Pleasants Esq.. left for Chicago
this morning on business.
We defy competition on shoes and
slippers at the assignee sale.
Chas. Case, of Ottawa, is agin grac
ing the city with bis baldheaded presence.
Mr. Otlo Herkert is home on a visit to
his mother from San Jose, Cal .
A fine pair of those ladles' kid opera
slippers at 49 cents at the assignee sale.
For rent, a nice brick house on Second
avenue, Enquire of Loosley & Kuowlton.
Bring your baskets early Friday morn
ing to May's grocery, and get your sup
ply of soap.
Don't forget the number 1703 Second
avenue, is where the boots and shoes are
Don't delay, but come at once. Fine!
$2.50 quality ladies' button shoes for
$1.18 at the assignee sale.
Rev. W. S. Marquis left this morning
for Sterling to attend a called meeting of
the Rock river presbytery.
The Christian chapel folks have ar
ranged for a concert for tbe noted T.
K. quartette of Davenport in the near
Tbe government steamer, Alert.started
for Winona this afternoon with Capt.
Thompson on deck and J. K. Cooke in
tbe c Kirk's office.
If you don't buy shoes and slippers at
the assignee sale we will make you wish
you did by giving you such low prices.
1703 Second avenue.
Congressman W. H. Gest left for
Washington tbis morning on business of
importance. It is reported that before he
gets back "something will drop."
Cards are out for the marriage at St.
Joseph's church at 8 o'clock tomorrow
morning of Miss Grace, daughter of Mrs.
Ellen H. Lynch, to D. M. Maackin.
Two young men from Augustana Col
lege were thrown from a buggy at the
foot of Twenty-fourth street last even
ing, but neither was seriously injured.
That hand sewed French calf men's
shoe we sold last week for $3 24; we
have too many of them on hand; come
and get them this week for f 2 18 at the
assignee sale 1703 Second avenue.
Messrs. Ben. Hall and R. Crampton
left this morning for Peoria to attend the
annual meeting of tbe diocese of Quincy
as lay delegates from Trinity church.
Rev. R. F. Sweet started last night.
The council last night formally settled
the paving question. Second avenue
from Fourteenth to Twentieth ia to be
paved with vitrified brick as soon as the
work can be done.
Geo. Mallatt, the C, B. & Q. brake
man who was injured in the wreck near
Ophieui, Feb. 13 last, and who has been
at St. Luke's hospital since, made his
first visit up town today, spending a few
hours at the Rock Island house. He has
lost the lower limb of his right leg, and
his right arm is stiff and partially useless.
Two more weary Oklahoma boomers
have returned. They are Henry YonAch,
of Andalusia, and Wm. Apple, of Buf
falo, Iowa. Mr. YonAch was not par
ticularly impressed with Oklahoma, and
he says there are about five persons to
every 160 acres of land. He says there
is some fine land in the Cherokee strip,
and that he will be one of the first on
band if that is opened.
Aledo is making great preparations for
Memorial day. Governor Fifer will de
liver the Memorial address and will be
followed by Hon. T. E. Milchrist. An
invitation from the committee on invita
tions composed of J. G. Sexton, A. L.
Craig, Jos. McKinney and L. B. Dough
erty, says: "It is our desire that our
demonstration on that day shall be wor
thy of the occasion and of the distin
guished honor of a visit of our chief ex
ecutive." The Davenports suffered defeat at
the hands of the Evansviiles yesterday
by a score of 11 to 6, owing chiefly to
errors by Gessner. The home team made
fourteen base hits, while the visitors
made but nine. The same clubs play so
day and then the Davenports go to
Springfield for three games, and return
to Davenport for three games with Bur
lington on Saturday, Sunday and Mon
day. The Burlingtons have five of Dav
enports old players, and their coming
will be awaited with great interest and
the games largely attended.
Fourteen dry lota on four years time,
with six percent per annum, to any one
wishing to build this summer.
Humors run riot in the blood at this
season. Hood's Sarsaparilla expels
every impurity and vitalizes and enriches
PROPOSALS FOB BTONK-Bocklaland Arsen
al, Illinoia. May BO. 188S. Sealed proposals, ia
triplicate, wiU be received antil 1 o'clock P. M.,
on THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 1880, for fornlahiiM,
delivered free on board of car at thla Arseaal,
about 8,834 cubic yatda of. atone for repairs of the
draw-plar of the hock Island Bridge. Full infor
formation can be had on application to Major
JNO. R. MoGINNBSS, Ordaanca Department, U.
8. Army, Commanding.
C. A. Stbbl, - Manager.
OHB RIGHT ONLY.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22d.
The Great German Comedian and Sweet Sing
er, in bia new Romantic play,
tinder the management ef
SIDNEY R. ELLIS.
Mr. Gardner will ding the following new
'Shut Tonr Eyes Tightly a ad Open Tonr Month.'1
German Swell." "Pretty Bobolink."
And the greatest of all aucceasea,
Prices 75c, BOc and 25c. Now on aale.
Cbab. a. Stibl, - - Manager.
SATURDAY, MAY 25th.
The Fashionable Event of the,Season.
First and only appearance thla season of
the Universal Favorite.
-Much Ado About Nothing-
Sn IJTinrI Pfl hv t hP nnnnla, lmrli.,n a.tAp W.
WM. HARRIS, and her own powerful company.
Brilliant Acting 1
Snperb Appointments I
Prices MR. SO. Tlrul 1 m- g.un.j .....a
50. 75c and f I. O0; Box $5.00. Sale open a Wed
nesday mnrmng. May itt, at usual ulace.
Monday and Tuesday,
May 25, 26 and 27.
Game called at 3:30 p. m.
Saturday Evening, May 25th.
Admission 35 Cents.
Good order maintained. Objectionable
characters strictly prohibited.
Street cars for Moline after dance.
Room and Picture
Cord Nails & Hooks,
At the very Lowest
Call and see.
C. C. Taylor
Under Rock Island Bonae.
in the three cities is
B. BeMef s,
Ice Cream made from pure Cream
and flaTored with the popular
flavors. A trial of this cream
will connce all that tt can
not be excelled.
Picnics, Sociables and Parties
of all kinds, famished on
SECURED BY FIRST MORTGAGE
Alwayi on hand for sale at 6J
and 7 per cent to inrestor.
Interest Collected without
E?ery effort made to handle
only choice investments.
Call or write for detaila.
9aaViKat"' h - -.j,. m
may have a few more cool days but all signs indicate
warmer weather. At any rate it pays to he
ready for sultry days.
propose to help keep you cool.
A Good Summer Corset,
A new asssortment of light weight Jer
seys will be offered Monday morn
ing at popular prices and
extra values at
$1.35 to $ 1 95.
Ginghams, Satins, Seersuckers'
Rock Island. Illinois.
A lam moth Stock
ir$ I i if: "I !
: i MS 1 ft-1 P
1ARGER THAN EVER:
and three times as large as any other establishment in
this city can be seen at the popular store of
CLEIYIANN & SALZKIANN.
They bny 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. IHEetrris,
Real Estate and Insurance,
229 Seventeenth St., under Commercial
l9Fint class Insurance at lowest rates.
The following are among
On of the best money making restanrants and
boardine houses In the city near C, R. I. & P. de
pot, well located (or any kind of bneiness.
brick bou-e with all modern improvement ; corner
jot ; bath rooms, eewer, hot and cold water ; cheap.
A ll hnnu niirht MAma m 't? . 1 .
OiizlSO; within five blocks of poe'office; a great
A nice house, well lnrntoH in
hood oa Twentieth atreet; cheap.
$2,50 PER GALLON,
KOHN & ADLER'S,
POST OFFICE BLOCjC.
BOOTS and SHOES
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 Turned shoes from the best manufacturers.
Custom Work and Repairing done at all three stores .
!3PCall and see us.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
CENTRAL SHOE STORE. 1818 Second Ana.
ELM STREET SHOE STORE,
2929 Fifth ATenue.
Lawn Tenuis Suitings,
10 cents per yard.
Smooth finished and rery sightly
goods in checks and stripes.
3 cents per yard.
More of our double foid Cashmeres
10 cents per yard.
Embroideries, White Goods.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
tbe many bargains offered:
A nica two-atorr residence; Una corner lot SOx
ISO. One of the beat neighborhooda oa Fourth
A good corner property for Inveatment; OOxlM
feet, onTuliJ aveuue; cheap.
A very nice property, juet ootaidi of city limit
and city taxes : cheap, on easy terms.
One of the beat 80 acre farma, with first class
Improvements in Bowling townah p ; cheap.
160 acres ; fin land, near Dodtie city, Kansas, at
$5 60 per acre.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
PIONEER SHOE STORE.
1712 Second ATenui