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THE HOCK IStaSTO j&ItCrtJgl THUBSDAY. MAY 23, 1880.
FOR SALE BY-
1C17 Second avenne,
KINGSBURY & SON
Are the Leaders in LOW PRICES on-
Qj I Browns 3 cents.
p I Micas 4 cents.
H j Gilts 44 cents.
0 ' JTDecorated "Window Shades with spring fix-
jj i tures complete ready to hang, 38 cents.
i 1705 Secend Avenue.
u competition with the Leading Refrigerators of the
tad States received the highest award for economy
cce, using only 12.17 as much ice as its best compet-
Jiorand9.17 as much as one of its would be competitors.
pn-s8eg the only provision chamber free from odors, produces a dry
Cold air which no ohter can equal, and has preserved fresh meats three
Ktika in the hottest weather. Produces hotter results with lest ice
than any other Refrigerator. Tbe flues of the
4n cot require cleaning as do other makes, being perfectly and scien
W ally constructed, the cold dry air by constant circulation keeps it
Mt and clean. The best made, best finished and handsomest Re
rator in the market. There are more ALASKA Refrigerators in
in Rock Island than all others.
WILMRD BAKER & CO.,
SOLE AGENTS FOR
is one array of beauty with its loads of new
Wall Paper, Curtains
cll and make your selections from the Largest stock,
he Newest Patterns and Lowest prices.
Made In Hardwood, elegantly cured with treble
waua, vuarcoai 01 lea and cine lined, every
put removable for
All metal shelveatrti?ht locks. Imnmnul in.
tertor clrculatloa of dry cold air and Brat class
These are the oklt Refrigerators with Fire
walla for the preservation of tbe ice.
They are the oklt Refrigerators having the
They are the oklt Refrigerators having tbe
T ney are the olx Refrlg rators having the
ixonara patent arcnea center false bottom.
1 fey are the omlt Refrigerators having the
MODHra patent movaDie noes for cleaning.
They are the ohlt Refrigerators having the
Leonard Improved Interior circulation of dry cold
They are the only Refrigerators having the
Leonard patent lnt -rior eonsi rnctlan.
They have stmd the test for vears and are the
omlt Kerngerators which excel all others at every
A slight examination will convince von of their
great superiority. We challenge the world to
produce tnerr equal at any price.
Rook Island, Ills.
A Hlckt f Fary aaui the Eleaseata
Such a night P From an hour after
midnight until almost the dawn of day,
there was such a clashing of the elements
that has not been known In Rock Island
before in many years. The clouds nibbed
together, snapped their eyes and gnashed
their tee h in each others faces, groaned
and wep As near as can be judged four
terrific storms visited this vicinity in quick
succession. Hardly bad the retreating
bombs of one died away when the ad
vance artillery of another was beard.
The de p veil that concealed the stars
was almost continuously illuminated by
the fire Hashes and snapping electricity
An Argis representative who ventured
out when the fire bells rang at 2:15 this
morning, found the atmosphere thor
oughly charged with electricity, and was
afraid to raise his umbrella lest the light'
ning should strike it.
It was a night of terror and delight: of
terror to those whose nature is such that
they are nervous in times of storm, and
of delight to the lightning rod man who
has been an active creature in Rock Isl
and of late and who was out bright and
early this morning with his exulting ex
clamation, "I told you so. Every flash
from the clouds seemed to have struck
somewhere, so quick was the response of
thunder. The frame house owned by
Mrs. Mary A.- Leighton located at 61S
Third avenue and occupied by the fami
lies of Geo. Burtroft and S. H.
Dean, wis struck, tbe electric bolt
descending on the north gable and
running down through the walls. A
flame shot up from the roof, which was
discovered by the night watchman at tin
lower mill, who sent in an alarm from one
of tbe Franklin stations, and that com
pany was on band in an almost incredi
ble short lime and had the fire subdued
in short order. The Phoenix also turned
out promptly. The damage will not ex
ceed $200, and the premises are insured
in the London & Liverpool & Globe com
pany In Loosley & KdowHoq'b agency
The Aug pole on school building No.
4, the old high school, was struck, tbe
lightning running down into the rafters.
but tbe heavy drenching rain subdued tbe
fire before any serious damage was done.
Tbe catt le sheds on tbe premises of tbe
vinegar works in West Davenport were
struck, fin d and entirely consumed, en
tailing a 1 83 of $250. A number of
cattle wen rescued from the building.
A new house in course of construction
by Charles Nelson, of Moline, at the cor
ner of Thirteenth avenue and Tenth
street was struck, but the driving rain
prevented a fire, and the damage is only
In the country a heavy fall of rain is
reported in many instances, doing much
damage to vegetation and growing crops.
Bridge Tender Sweeney of the Rock
river bridge states that the largest hail
he ever saw fell at an early hour this
Lightning is reported to have struck a
barn in tho vicinity of Port Byron, and
destroyed c onsiderable farm stock.
The Mar? Morton is due down.
The St. Paul is expected to pass south
The flagnhip Pittsburg, of the Diamond
Jo line fleet, will be up tomorrow, Capt.
Killeen on the roof.
The Golden Gate, which will soon en
ter tbe straight excursion trade, made her
first run yesterday, carrying about 150
people to Muscatine on the first church
excursion of tbe season.
The Josephine came down yeBterday
on her first trip from Dubuque since sbe
was rebuilt at the Diamond Jo line yards.
She bears tbe name of the Interstate Ex
cursion Co , and will ply between Quincy
and Burlington, or probably on occasion
al trips outside of that limit. She is no
longer a D amend Jo boat, having been
purchased by the company named for use
as an exclusive excursion boat.
Hurst ft Klertloa Bill Punch.
Mr. Hum's election bill, the salient
features of which have been given in the
Argus on numerous occasions, passed
the lower house fff the legislature by a
a big majority yesterday. A dispatch
from the ante capital to today's Chicago
Daily Newt says:
Tbe Hurst-Jones election bill was
passed by ttie houae, receiving 119 votes,
with only thirteen against it. Mr. Hurst
made a con Mac statement of its provis
ions to the effect that the names of all
candidates tire to be printed on one ticket,
under direction of the county clerk, and
tbe tickets are to be peddled only by
sworn ticket cleras selected by the oppos
ing parties. The bill was the result of
the consideration of several bills on the
same subject by tbe election committee.
It provides for tbe Australian system of
voting, modified so as to conform to
Mr. Mary'n Uradomtea.
The Pallidinm, published by tbe senior
class of St Mary's school, Knoxville,
contains tba following list of the young
ladies who will graduate from that excel
lent seminary next month: Stella M
Jackson, A ice B. Stone, Effle E. John
son, Grace P. Jones, Thirza Perkins,
Isabel Porter, Kate H. Phillips, Marion
E. Potter, I May Short, Clara L. Wheel
er, Grace K. Warnock, Marion D. "Wood
Attention, O. A. B.
All comnides of John Buford post. No.
243, Department of Illinois, G. A. R
visiting corirades and veterans not mem
bers of tn i G. A. R., are earnestly re
quested to meet at John Buford post
room, JNo. loiitf becond avenue, at 10 a.
m. sharp, S jnday. May 26th, to march to
tbe Central Presbyterian church to at
tend memoi ial service. By order of
Thomas Campbell, Com.
M. T. BTi jtobd, Aaj.
Last evei ing occurred the annual In
spection of Everts' Commandery No. 18,
Knights Templar. There was a large ati
tendance of Sir Knights, the inspection
being by Tery Eminent Sir Geo. M.
Moulton, diputy grand commander of
the grand commandery of the state,
The Red Cr si degree was worked on
four appliaoiU and a magnificent ban'
quet was furnished by Krell & Math.
AT THE THEATRE.
"Karl" 6araa-r la Hit Kpw Play.
Charles A. Gardner, the popular Ger
man comedian, appeared at Harper's
theatre last evening as Herman Leopold,
a Tyrolean guide, in a romantic comedy
called "Fatherland." which affords him
ample scope for tbe display of his pe
culiar and varied talents. Mr. Gardner
is one of the best exponents of eccentric
German character now on the stage, and
is in addition an excellent dancer and
pleasing vocalist. He is surrounded by
a number of clever people, whose sings
ing, dancing and mimicking materially
aid in producing an altogether pleasing
performance. In act II there is an exaet
reproduction of a German spinning-bee,
in which genuine spinning wheels are
introduced, and in tbe fourth set the
famous "Fatherland Quartette" rendered
a number of selections which were
On Saturday evening the star attrac
tion of the dramatic season at Harper's
theatre is to appear, when M'lle. Rhea is
to give her presentation of Shakespeare's
"Much Ado About Nothing." M'lle.
Rhea is not only a most beautiful woman
and accomplished actress, and the great
est social favorite of the better class of
society in the theatrical profession, but
is as well one of the most liberal in char
itable matters. Every year she gives
away thousands of dollars to charitable
institutions, to say nothing about the
numerous benefit performances she gives.
Added to all this, she is a pure woman.
No wonder she is the feted pet of society
Hillsdale. May 22.
Fresh arrival of drv cooda and nnLions
at J. M. Martin's.
Henry Fender and J. M. Martin wprp
in Davenport last Saturday on business.
'Hillsdale has several fishermen at pres
ent, and more going into the business
The water in Rock river has been
rising until Monday, when it began to
Cash, of Dart's Sons grocery, was in
town last Friday looking after "biz" of
Jas. Parker rejoices over the arrival of
a baby girl, which arrived last Sunday.
This one is number three.
E. J. Murphy, formerly a school teach
er at this place, stopped off a few days
to see nis wite and friends.
Assessor D. M. Martin will begin his
work next we'k. We expect so see a
general emigration of dogs.
Messrs. Wm. Robinson and Wm.
Schuck captured about four hundred
pounds of fish yesterday, mostly buffalo..
They are going at it wholesale style.
Mr. h,. M.reasterhad a valuable horse
badly injured last week while harrowing.
The animal made a quick turn at the end
of the field and became entangled in the
harness causing the harrow to upset, the
norse railing on one section and lacerat
ing itself very badly. It is very doubtful
if the animal will recover.
Judging from the number of tramps in
this vicinity a person would naturally
come to tbe conclusion that Harrison's
"$2 a day and roast beef cry was a
hoax, as they are very eaeer to get even a
crust of bread. The twine trust is also
causing some uneasiness among farmers;
tnose wno voted lor trusts say they can
bind their grain by band, but we will see
how they like to turn their backs up to
old Sol when it stands about 95 o in the
shade. The advance in sugar, coffee,
etc., is causing considerable complaint
also, while at tbe same time corn, hay,
potatoes, butter, eggs, etc., are declining
in value. Wonder if these self same
protectionists don't want a little more
protection and some more of Blaine's
trust explanations. Let the campaign of
education go on touch the pocket and
you touch the beavt. Experience, al
though it be a dear teacher, is by far the
Coal Valley. May 23.
The storm did not do any damage here
on Thursday morning. It passed to the
There will be communion at the Pres
byterian church next Sabbath at S
The Swedish Lutherans held service
here last Sabbath. The minister from
The ice cream festival at the P. M.
church on Thursday eyening came off
Battersby & Sons have shipped part of
their goods and are disposing of such of
the goods that cannot conveniently be
T. B. Martin, of St. Davids. III., is
home for a few days to see his folks.
The mines at that place are not doing
The heavy rains have made it bad on
the farmers in getting their corn planted
Some of it is ready for working, but
can't be done, as the weeds are growing
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Glenn have been
entertaining Mrs. Reynolds, of Montana,
for a few days. She left this week for
There is a gentleman here wishing to
buy a car load of horses. We do not
know how he will succeed, but hope he
will, as good horses are plenty.
E. Twomley and Ben Lewis have
leased the Black Diamond coal mine, and
are operating several miners. The storm
on the 10th blew down part of their
Our new postmaster has been officially
informed of bis appointment. David
Lyons is tbe successful one. Many of tbe
republicans are dissatisfied with the
choice. If Mr. Gest had known all about
the situation, he might have appointed
another applicant, which would have
given him a better vote the next election.
Mr. Freeberg resigned some time ago.
A great many republicans as well as
democrats express regrets on account of
his going out. aa he has been a model
officer and has given the office the strict
21 Otis J Dimick to Loran A Gingles,
lot 21, South Rock Island. $200.
John W Graham" to John Nelson, pt e
2. nw 4. 12. 17. 2w, $1,900.
LICENSED to wed.
20 John E Crouch, Anna M Hanon.
21 Daniel M Mackin, Leland, HI.;
Grace Lynch, Rock Island.
22 Hans W Hanson, Mrs Anna M
Oswald, Davenport. Peter A Moody,
Coe: Mary D Crowley. Zuma. Leonar
dus Verdick, Louise Verbrngge, Moline.
The jury in the McDarrah damage suit
against the city was secured yesterday
afternoon and the case begun. It is
composed of J C Boston, T F Vincent, C
Bagnar. J D "Beecher, John Schmidt, H
Hetter, George Bromley. T J Ifllenwood,
B O Fryiinger, William Harrison, John
Bopea and David Welch .
Get your table ware at Loosley'a.
Silk gloves and mitts at Bennett's.
Straw hats, all shades at Bennett's.
Special prices on soap tomorrow at
Base ball gloves are all the go at Ben
A handsome goblet, 60 cents a dozen
at Loosley 's.
Beecher's commission store has a tele
Take advantage of the soap tomorrow
morning at May's.
Mrs. C. C. Carter gives a reception
next Thursday evening.
Trainmaster Stanton, of the Q , was in
the city last evening.
The Turner society meets tonight at
the call of President Winter.
Division Supt. E. D. Wright, of the
C, M. & St. P., is at the Harper.
For rent, a nice brick house on Second
avenue, Enquire of Loosley & Knowlton.
Wanted A boy about 16 years old to
learn the drug business. Address, box
The mayor has appended his signature
to the Second avenue brick paving ordi
Robert McQuade was arrested by
Officer Cary this afternoon for abusing
Glass ware, ironstone china, decorated
ware, dinner, tea and toilet ware, all very
cheap at Loosley'a. ,
Lost A young English pup. A liberal
reward upon return to-owner, Emil Beck,
1404 Third avenue.
Received this afternoon, twenty cases
of fine strawberries at Truesdale's, which
must be closed out tonight.
You can get plenty of good, fresh but
ter cheap, by the pound or in jars of any
size, at Beecher's commission store.
Over 160 Moline firemen went to Mus
catine this morning to'attend the annual
reyiew of the fire department of that
-The B&Ie of seats for the Rhea enter
tain ment is progressing rapidly, and those
desiring good seats'will do well to re
The sociable which was to have been
held at the Central Presbyterian church
this evening, has been postponed until
next Tuesday night.
There is to be an important meeting of
the Rock Island Citizens' Improvement
association this evening. A large at
tendance is desired.
An organ concert is to be given at
Edwards' Congregational church. Daven
port, by Frederic Archer, assisted by Mr.
and Mrs. M. C. Smith, Friday night.
At the meeting of the State Medical
society at Jacksonville yesterday Dr. C.
C- Truesdale's paper on "Uterine Dis
placements," was among tbe most inter
Judge Glenn desires that all attor
neys be present at the opening of court
at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning, in order
that a trial list may be made up for next
The committee of the Woman's Relief
Corps of Buford post G. A. R., will meet
at the Central Presbyterian church at 2
o'clock Saturday afternoon to decorate
the church for the memorial exercises
R. S. Dennig, who was Mr. C. B
Holmes' agent in his negotiations for
the purchase of the tri-city railway lines.
arrived at the Harper from the west this
morning. He is in the city en business.
Geo. M. Moulton, Esq., of Chicago,
one of the foremost members of the
Knights Templar order in the state, was
at the Harper last evening, his mission to
Rock Island being" to inspect Everts
Mr. R. J. McGee, the monument man
ufacturer now of Chicago, and formerly
of Rock Island, has received tbe contract
to furnish the $5,000 soldiers' monument
at Sterling. Mr. McGee was aided
largely in receiving tbe contract by Capt.
Ranson, of this city.
Tbe funeral of the late J. B. Ellis oc
curred this morning from his late home
on Third avenue, Rev. H. C. Leland of
the Baptist church officiating. The pall
bearers were H. C. Carse. F. H. Warren,
P. J. Wagner, Howard Wells, Ben
Carleton and W. H. Bean.
We have received a letter from Mr. A.
V. Elliott ordering the Abgtjs sent to
Beresford, Dak. Mr. Elliott now writes
"M. D." after his name, having recently
graduated from the Rush Medical college.
He is the youngest son of "Uncle" Pomp
Elliott, of Buffalo Prairie, and his many
friends in Rock Island county will wish
him success in his chosen profession.
Mr. A. F. Fleming, superintendent of
the Rock Island bridge, returned this
morning from San Jose. Mr. Fleming
has built a handsome cottage near tbe
new residence of his son, C. F. Fleming,
in the suburbs of San Jose, where Mrs.
Fleming and son, Harry, remain. Mr.
Fleming has not determined whether be
will return to California or not.
In pursuance of orders from Mayor
McConochie, Marshal Miller last evening
stopped the laying of a new plank walk
in front of St. Joseph's school on Second
evenue above Fourteenth street, the
boundary line of the fire limits. The
new sidewalk ordinance prohibits plank
walks within tbe fire limits. The matter
will be permitted to rest until the return
of Father Mackin. who is out of the
Rev. G. W. Gue. of Rock Island, pass
tor of the First Methodist church in that
city, attended the funeral of Rev. W. J.
Smith, with whom be was associated in
the first years of his ministry. Mr. Gue
has many warm words for the departed
soldier of the cross. Gue and Cutnming
both made earnest antl soulful addresses
over the prostrate form of their fallen
friend. They say that Mr. Smith built
several churches, and converted upward
of 1,500 souls. Truly a brave record.
Fourteen dry lots on four years time,
with six per cent per annum, to any one
wishing to build this summer.
The peculiar purifying and building up
powers of Hood's Saraaparilla make it
the very beat medicine to take at this sea
Heavy rains have assured splendid
crops in western and southern Oregon.
A Crreat Skw,
Owing to the success that Rocky
Mountain Tom, the lone trapper, has met
with, he has decided to stay at his
present location. No. 1619 Second avenue,
between Sixteenth and Seventeenth
street, until June 1, with his wild west
menagerie of live wild birds and animals.
Admission 10 cents.
There will be a grand organ recital at
thA rinncrrpOPAtmnfil fttmtvti frfclinA
Thursday evening, this week, by Frederic
Arcner, or Lionoon. England, one oi tne
most celebrated of living organists.
Tickets 50 cents. Street cars to Rock
Island after tbe concert.
A special meeting of the Citizens' Im
provement association will be held at
their rooms in the opera house block.
lbursday evening. May 23d, for the pur
pose of consulting on matters of interest
to the city. A full attendance is desired.
Fred Hass, Pres.
Chas. A. Stiel, - - Manager.
SATURDAY, MAY 25th.
The Fashionable Event of the Season.
Flrtt and only appearance Ibis aeason of
the Universal Favorite,
-Much Ado About Nothing-
Snpported bv tbe popular American actor. Mr.
WM. HARRIS, and berown powerful company.
. Snprb Appointments I
Price 3S Vt 7K..ri.l Sinn, o -T j
50. 75c and Si. 00; Box $5.00. Sale open Wed-
imwuiug, may , ai nnai Diace.
Monday and Tuesday,
May 25, 26 and 27.
Game called at S :80 p. m.
Saturday Evening, May 25th.
Admission 35 Cents.
Good order maintained. Objectionable
characters stricfiy prohibited.
Street can for Moline after dance.
Room and Picture
Cord Nails & Hooks,
At the very Lowest
Call and see.
C. C. Taylor
Under Rock laland House.
in the three cities is
Ice Cream made from pure Cream
and flavored with the popular
flavors. A trial of this cream
will connce all that it can
not ba excelled.
Picnics, Sociables and Parties
of all kinds, famished on
SECURED BY FIRST MORTGAGE
Always on hand for sale at 6f
and 7 per cent to inrestor.
Interest Collected without
Every effort made to handle
only choice inrestments.
Call or write for details.
We may have a few more cool days but all signs indicate
warmer weather. At any rate it pays to be
ready for sultry days.
propose to help keep you cool.
A Good Summer Corset,
A new assortment of light weight Jer
seys win De onered Monday morn
ing at popular prices and
extra values at
$1.35 to f 1.95.
Ginghams, Satins, Seersuckers' Embroideries, White Goods.
Hock Island. Illinois.
A lammoth Stock
mm. . k m
jin aiaaalil II' I II I n JiiTWai laaSa n
IARGER THAN EVER:
and three times as large as
this city can be seen
They buy direct from the
wholesale dealers' profits and
No. 1525 and 1527 Second Ave.,
The only Double Front Store in Rock Island.
Geo. W. D. Harris,
Real Estate and Insurance,
229 Seventeenth St., under Commercial
tyFirxt class Inmrance at lowest rates.
Tbe following are among
One of tbe best money making rertanrants and
boardintr bouses in tbe citT near C., K. I. & P. de
pot, well located for any kind of business.
An eleeant pronerty on Twenty-third street;
lbrick taoue wlib all modern improvements ; corner
ot ; bath rooms, sewer, hot and cold water; cheap.
A new bonne, eight rooms, barn, trees, etc ; lot
60x150; within fiva blocks of pos'offlce: a great
A nice "boose, well located In a good neighbor
hood on Twentieth street; cheap.
$2,50 PER GALLON,
BZOHlSr & ADLER'S,
POST OFFICE BLOCK.
BOOTS and SHOE
Trie Largest Stock,
Trie Lowest Price
in tbe 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 .
ISp-Call and see us.
- GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.;
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, 1818 Second Atom.
ELM STREET SHOE STORE, PIONEER SHOE STORE,
22. Fifth Avenue. 1712 Second Avenn.
Lawn Tennis Suitings,
10 cents per yard.
Smooth finished and very sightly
goods in checks and stripes.
3 cents per yard.
More of our double foid Cash mares
10 cents per yard.
any other establishment in
at the popular store of
Manufacturers, thus saving the
are enabled to command the
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
tbe many bargains offered:
A nice two-story residence; fina corner lot Bte
150. One of the best neighborhoods oa Foortb
A good corner property for InTsatmaBt; SOxJsO
feet, on Third avenue; cheap.
A very nice property, nt oatalds of city limits
and city taxes: cheap, on eaay terms.
One of the best BO-acre farms, with trst class
Improvements In Bowling townah p; cheap.
160 acres ; ana land, near Dodg-a city, Kansas, at
$5.50 per acre.
BOCK ISLAND. ILL.