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THE BOCK ISTAiro ARGU8. FRIDAY, MAY 24, 1889.
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-FOR SALE BY
1617 Second avenne,
KINGSBURY & SON
Are tbe Leaders in LOW PRICES on-
P3 : Browns 3 cents.
P j Micas 4 cents.
Gilts 4 cents.
yl Decorated Window Shades with spring fix-
I tures complete ready to hang, 38 cents.
j ART STORE,
j 1705 Secend Avenne.
SDry Goods Store;
Corner Second and Brady Sts.
We have deeided to go out of the Dry Good business and to close
out our tntire stock of Dry Goods and Notions, kot excepting any
thing io the store. This unexpected announcement is due to a change
in tbe 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 tbe change. We shall commence our sale on Wednes
day morning. We remain closed all day tomorrow to arrange our
store and murk goods over. Everything will be marked down leaving
tlie old marks on the tickets to show what reduction is made. We
wnt to close our stock out at once and if prices will do it the goods
"ill go. As is well known our stock is all new and it will not be like
tiding out an old stoek. This will give the people of Davenport and
'unity a chance to buy goods as they have never done before and
there is no humbug about. We mean a gTeat slaughter of new Block.
Every piece of goods in the store will suffer and you wil' only have to
rome in and see it to be convinced. . In tomorrow's papers we shall
announcfc our prices and the line of goods which shall be given atten
is one array of beauty
Wall Paper, Curtains
Call and make your selections from the Largest stock,
the Newest Patterns and Lowest prices.
Made In Hardwood, elegantly eaired with treble
--"" vu.rvi a ueu ana ine lined, eyery
part removable for
AH metal ahelTea, air-tight locka, improved tn-
... ...vuiaiiua ui ury com air ana nrsl class
These are the okly Refrl aerators with Five
walla for the preservation of tbe toe.
They are the owlt Refrigerator having the
Leonard rt.t.rt .l-.,i.h IL. n
They are the omr RerrUreratoM having tbe
Leonard patent solid iron shelves.
They are the oslt Refrig rators having the
1 onard patent arched entr fun k.......
1 hey are the omly Refrigerators having the
t. ,HV auwveavcv UUCB IUW Jlcaill Illf.
They are the owlt Refrigerators having the
Leonard improved interior circulation of dry cold
They are tbe only Refrigerators having the
leobard patent Interior cons-ruction.
The have stxd the test for years and are the
oklt Refrigerators which excel all oilier, at every
A slight examination will convince yon of their
great superiority. We challenge the world to
Rook Island, Ills.
VINNEDGE & CO.
Opposite Harper House.
with its loads of
ADVANCING THE CITY.
The It tprovement Association Has
An Inquiry Meeting.
Msitnal Enlightenment I rived Fr!
an Es change f Views by Sfaam
of tbe Profc-reaftlve Body and the
Mayer and Aldermen.
The i pecial meeting of the Hock Island
Citizens' Improvement association called
by President Bass last evening, was
largely attended not only by progressive
citizens but by Mayor McConochie and
several of tbe aldermen.
After the routine proceedings had been
dispose 1 of. President Hass stated the
purpose of the meeting, the prime ob
ject being to leara from the mayor as to
what disposition was to be made of the
recently adopted special assessment ordi
nance and as to whether or not it was to
be enforced to the letter. Mr. Hass
called attention to the fact that some
filling in had been done on Sixth avenue
near the slough out of the general fund
and ind eed without the authority of the
council, a matter that to tbe best of ins
formation be could obtain, had simply
been referred to the street and alley com
mittee. It was simply his desire to know
the proposed attitude of the mayor to
ward the provisions of the special taxa
Mayor McConochie addressed the meet
ing, and said in reply to the inquiries of
Mr. Hans that the question concerning
which be sought information was one for
the council to decide. The ordinance, in
his opinion, was not explicit enough and
would hardly stand a test. He had ap
proved i he paving ordinance for the per
manent improvement of Second avenue.
and to 1 is mind the question was where
to drw the line between permanent and
Mr. E. H. Guyer stated that the matter
of permanent and temporary improvement
was discussed, when the ordinance was
drawn, and he directed attention to sec
tion 9 of said ordinance, where the cost
exceedir g $100 should be disposed of by
the council as a permanent improvement
and thit the repairing of streets, etc.,
would te considered temporary improve
ments, l.ut that all work such as pavin
should I e called permanent improvement.
It was a matter wholly for the council to
deterrai te on the cases severally. He
thought it was ju9t and right that special
assessment and special taxation should
be the guiding policy in the improvement
. Mr. C. J. Larkia stated that the ques
lion o" paving improvement had
been pr tty thoroughly agitated and that
in his opinion it was a mistake to think
that property holders on Second avenue
were paying for the entire pavement;
that the city was standing the expense of
a good (hare, and he took the position
that it 'vas not fair to expect property
holders everywhere to pay for the im-
provemcnts before the property when the
whole city Is benefitted.
Mr. Guyer believed that there had been
a great deal of looseness in tbe- way
puplic improvements had been carried on
by the city in the past; the mayor bad
usurped the powers of the council, and
the Cornell had usurped the functions of
the may ir.
Aid. Schnell thought the special assess
ment a f;ood plan for securing permanent
improvements. lie believed the council
acted deliberately and when it had adopt
ed a wise plan should stick to it.
Mayor McConochie said there was ap
parently a great, deal of unnecessary
alarm about the enforcement of the spec
ial assessment ordinance. He could say
that as far as the citys executive was
concerned, it would be enforced to the
Ex Mnyor Carse expressed his belief
that there need be no a'.arm about the
council' going into the ceneral funds too
far. Tt e line would have to be held ac
cording to tbe appropriations. It whs a
fact, the ugh, that the city's present work
was i:ie al, as it was working in advance
of the appropriations under which the
work wts carried on, but he believed that
the cout cil would carry out the special
assessment ordinance litererally and to
the line. He thought that the people
owning low lots, such as those near tbe
slough, should not be oppressed any
further than could not be avoided.
They bid contributed to tbe upbuild
ing of that portion of the city and
and bad spent as much money by the
time they bad their property improved
and paid for as many of the holders of
more desirable and more valuable prop
erty. Those property owners ought to
be encouraged as far as possible.
President Hass then called Vice Presi
dent Carse to the chair and took the floor
to remark tbat the object of calling the
meeting was not for the purpose of fault
finding or engendering ill feeling. It was
simply tor the purpose of gaining infor
mation and of learning tbe probable atti
tude of the city toward matters of gen
eral and permanent improvement and tbe
ordinances pertaining thereto.
Alderman Hchnell held that special
assessment and special taxation was tbe
only way of building a town. Minneap
olis had attained its present position of
commercial importance and size in popu
lation .hrough a system of special as
sessment. So it was with Kansas City.
He was in favor of anything that tended
to the advancing of the interests of
the city and its material growth.
For his part, he was working for
the pav ng of Third avenue from Twenty
fourth i treet west to the lower end of
town with blocks and would cheerfully
bear hie full share of tbe burden of such
improyi menu. He wanted to see this
special assessment carried out to the let
ter, as there was nothing tbat made a
city m ire attractive, or advanced its
growth more than handsome streets. It
was a gjod means of advertising.
Mayor McConochie gave it aa his
opinion that when the time came to pay
for the improvements decided upon in the
way of paving, there would be consider
able "licking" and he anticipated tbat
those who had been most energetic in ad
Tancinf the paving scheme, would be
the first and most conspicuous in taking
advantage of any flaw tbat might open
a way to defeat the intent of tbe law
His predecessor being a good lawyer, bad
in many instances ignored the law, but he
proposed to enforce it as far as in bis
wisdom, was proper.
Mr. Guyer called attention to the cow
shed on Second avenue opposite Harper's
theatre, and thought it would be a eood
plan to photograph it and send a likeness
to the city council for adornment of their
Mr. Lark in brought up the subject of
bad sidewalks, and said if those who
were able to do so would make improve'
ments, without laying the city open to
damage suits, it might set a good exam
pie, too, and encourage tbe poor to do
The mayor called attention to the con
dition of Second avenue between Twen
tieth and Twenty-fourth streets, the city
having filled the street for a levee, and in
doing so had made it necessary that the
sidewalks be raised. Should tbe citv
do this work? He asked for an ex
pression. Dr. Paul thought the citv oueht to
raise the sidewalks in that district to a
reasonable grade at least, and that the
filling should be done from the general
Mr. Carse concurred in these views.
The city should fill the sidewalk to grade
or put.it in passible condition at any
Mr. P. L. Mitchell realized that it was
a great hardship on the people of these
streets to endure their present condition,
but it was a fact that the union depot
scheme was not dead, and that an effort
would be made in the near future by the
railroads to bay all the property in that
neighborhood with a view of establishing
a union depot. The city.while providing
tor human comfort and propertv protec
tion as far as consistent, should not move
too hastily until it was known what per
manent U9e may be made of this propi
Mr. Hass informed the meetine that
the building of the union depot was only
contingent upon the construction ot the
Viaduct at the foot of Twenty-fourth
street. With that done, the union denot
would be assured.
Mr. A. M. Blakesley asked if cinder
sidewalks came within the provisions of
the sidewalk ordinance, to which Mavor
McConochie replied that he was sorry to
confess that outside of the fire limits
cinder walks were legal under the ordi
President Hass offered the suggestion
that the council appoint a civil engineer
to oversee the paving of Second avenue,
and Aid. Schroeder thought it would be
a wise plan to consider the advisability of
the cities of Rock Island and Moline
uniting in the employment of a compel
Secretary Medill reported the receipt
of a letter from the secretary of the
treasury setting forth that inasmuch as
Rock Island was not a port of entry, the
cu.fm house at Galena could not be
moved to Rock Island .
Secretary Medill asked the pleasure of
the association as to the distribution of
the pamphlet "Rock Island Illustrated,"
published in the interest of the associa
tion, and on motion tbe secretary was au
thorized to purchase stamped wrappers
and prepare the pamphlets ready for mail
ing, so that members of tbe association
and other responsible persons may pro
cure and direct copies as wanted, and to
take other means for their effective dis
tribution. Then the association adjourned.
At the M. & K. to morrow commenc
ing at 7 O'clock R. m Ihrsa snuS.l V,o
gains all day that is, if they last. No
nce woai mey are:
Attraction Nn 1 1 Tlti mnn'a .aaatmao
- - - VYru.u o
and worsted suits in black, blue or brown.
worm and never sold for less that $8, to
be Dlaced on Rule at tht
$0 each. Don't miss it.
Attraction No. 2. KIO pvtra fin m;i
dren's suits, in many colors, dark and
iigni, or some lots there are only small
quantities marked down from 8 50,
$7.50 and $6.50 to $5 each positively
ior oaiuraay oniy. ay ail means tase
advantage of it and call early.
Attraction No. 3 Another bummer in
ladies, misses and children; quantity
i ! . . J LI 1 - r 1 1 .
uameu. cieauiieBB wigwams, lull Sole
best there is made, $1.25 oualitv. all eo
at 50 cents a pair.
In addition there are many small lots
in ladies" shoes and slippers, from our
last week's sale such as serge shoes and
slippers at 25 and 50 cents a pair; ladies'
$1 25 quality in opera tie and Oxford lace
low shoes at 75 cents a pair; ladies' pat-,
ent leather tipped shoes at $1 a pair.
The M. & K. is the place for reliable
merchandise and genuine bargains.
Attention, Q. A. E.
All comrades of John Buford post, No.
243. Department of Illinois, G.A. R,
visiting comrades and veterans not mem
bers of the G. A. R., are earnestly re
quested to meet at John Buford post
room, No. 1609 Second avenue, at 10 a.
m. sharp, Sunday. May 26th, to march to
the Central Presbyterian church to at
tend memorial service. By order of
TnoMAe Campbell, Com.
M. T. Stafford, Adj.
A grand double excursion will be made
on tbe steamer Golden Gate Decoration
day from Rock Island to Muscatine and
from Muscatine south around the island
all for 50 cents. Including meals, $1.
Tickets on sale at Kingsbury & Son's art
store. Boat leaves at 9:30. Excellent
music will be furnished.
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.
Tickets 50 cents. Street cars to Rock
Island after the concert.
At 68 Caata.
Four styles of boy's knee panU anils,
consisting of blue sailor suits, gray sailor
suits, nice figured satinet suits and dark
jeans suits; all at 68 cents for tomorrow,
at Simon & Mosenfelder's, Rock Island
A Dollar Saved
Is a dollar earned. Ton can save many
a dollar by making your purchases at the
C F. Adams Home Furnishing House,
322 Brady street, Davenport.
What ia more attractive than a pretty
ace with a fresh, bright complexion ?e
For it use Pozzoni's powder.
Call at May'.
Call at May's.
Call at May's.
New potatoes at Tonne's.
Cauliflower at F. G. Young's.
Spring lamb at Tremann & Sons'.
Mr. Geo. L. Wynes is in Chicago.
Spring lamb at Tremann & Sons'.
Spring lamb at Tremann & Sons'.
D. S. Schureman is in Washington.
Three attractions at the M. & K. to
morrow. Baby carriages at factory price at
Croquet, base balls, lawn tennis, etc.,
Special bargains for tomorrow at Simon
& Mosenf elder.
New picture frame mouldings just re
ceived at Crampton's.
Room moulding in great variety at
Dressed chickens and turkeys to order
at C. C. Truesd ale's.
Attraction No. 2 $8 men's suits $5,
M. & K. tomorrow.
Tou can get boots and shoes for a song
at the assignee sale .
A fine line of berries cheap all day to
morrow at C. C. Truesdale's.
New books for summer reading in
great variety at Crampton's.
Fine bananas, apples, oranges and
California cherries at Boro's.
The Rock Island house corner is the
place for special bargains for, tomorrow.
Attraction No. 1 $8.50, $7.50 and
$6.50. Children's suits $5, M. & E. to
morrow. Attraction No. 3 $1.25 wigwams for
ladies misses and children go at 50 cents
Carpets at the C. F. Adams Home Fur
nishing IJouse, 322 Bady street, Daven
port. A good working shoe for a man at 69
cents. Come and get them at the assignee
The choicest strawberries in tbe city
this evening can be found at F. G.
Boys' lace, all solid, at 68 cents.tomor
row only, at the assignee sale, 1703 Sec
Examine bargains in Simon & Mosen-
sen f elder's boys' suit department for to
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nadler have re
turned from their visit to the principal
Boys' base ball shoes have arrived, and
going like hot cakes at the assignee sale,
1703 Second avenue.
It was William McQuade instead of
Robert, who was ai rested for disturbing
the peace of his family.
Ladies will please call early in the day
tomorrow and avoid the rush in the af
ternoon, at the assignee sale.
A fine hand turned kid shoe for the
ladies tomorrow only at $1 43, at the as
signee sale, 1703 Second avenue.
Tbe Cramp tons have recently added a
number of new styles of fine and medium
wall paper and guarantee low prices.
Miss Alice Hannah, of this City, takes
the place of Miss Montgomery as book
keeper and cashier at Mosenfelder &
Those men's all wool suits Simon &
Mosenfelder are selling at $3, are going
fast. Do not miss tbe chance. A clear
saving of $4 on a suit.
Ybe Crampton's have reached bottom
on window shades and now quote Hoi
land shades in three colors mounted on
best spring rollers at 31 cents.
Judge Lucian Adams, Principal W. H .
Hatch and Adair Pleasants, Esq . left
this morning for Geneseo, to act as
judges of the oratorical contest in the
Mr. W. L. Eyster, of this city, repre
sentative for the celebrated wall paper
house of Janeway & Co., leaves this
evening for Crete, Nebraska, on a vaca
tion of three months.
Mr. Fred Ehleb, tbe butcher, has dis
posed of his fine Newfoundland dog.
Colonel, to Mr. Cbas. Maul, of St.
Louis. The dog was shipped by express
this morning and weighed 180 pounds.
The contract for Deere & Company's
new four-story brick warehouse was let
this afternoon. Atkinson & Olof get the
brick work and Collins Bros, the carpen
ter work. The building will cost $22,-
Last evening Magistrate Wivill held
Wm. McQuade in bonds of $300 to keep
the peace for ninety days and committed
him to jail in default. McQuade's prin
cipal offense was a threat to kill his
father-in-law, Thomas Butler.
The ladies of the Woman's Relief
Corps and Ladies' Aid society are re
quested to meet the ladies of the deco
rating committee of tbe Central Presby
terian church on Saturday at 2 p. m., for
the purpose of decorating the church for
Memorial Sabbath .
Mrs. E. P. Reynolds, of this city, in
company with Mrs. C. H. Belcher, of
Boston, intends visiting Europe, the
continent and UTe Paris exposition. They
sail on the Cunard steamer, Seryia, July
13th, with an excursion from New York,
conducted by Rev. De Witt Talmage's
deacon, T. H. Hendrickson.
At the bride's home in Port Byron at 2
o'clock yesterday afternoon, occurred the
marriage of Mr. Peter A. Moody and
Miss Mary D. Cowley, tbe Rev. Scboop,
of Port Byron, officiating. Miss Belle
Cowley, sister of the bride, and Miss
Minnie Moody attended the bride, while
Mr. Will Moody, brother of the groom,
and Mr. Kitsoo Cowley, assisted the
The latest enterprise in church music,
which will probably soon be introduced
in some of the Davenport churches, says
the Times, is to supply the congregation
with music books and then distribute all
the best singers through the congrega
tion, reserving as a choir only a few of
the ordinary vocalists, who. with the or
ganist, furnish the opening voluntary
and the pitch upon which the other songs
are to be sung. The plan works well in
the neighboring cities where it has been
tried, the congregation taking hold and
for Dishing better music than could possi
bly be expected from a modern operat
ic! j constructed choir.
A Ureal iahw.
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.
At $2 75. S3 and $3 48.
Extra value In boy suits. You
wouldn't think of getting such good suits
for the money. Be sure and see them at
Simon & Mosenfelder's.
Fourteen dry lots on four years time,
with six percent per annum, to any one
wishing to build this summer.
The peculiar purifying and building up
powers of Hood's Sarsaparilla make it
tbe very best medicine to take at this sea
son. HARPER'S THEATRE.
Cbas. A. Stiel, - . . Manager.
SATURDAY, MAY 25th.
The Fashionable Event of the Season.
First and only appearance thit aeason of
the Universal Favorite,
-Much Ado About Nothing-
Supported bv the popular American actor. Mr.
WM. HARRIS, and her own powerful company.
Magniilcent Cortumea I
. Superb Appointments I
Pricen-35, 50. 75c an 1 81.00: Reserved aeats,
60. 75c and f 1.00; Box $5.00. Sale opens Wed
nesday moraine. May 22, at nsnal place.
Sunday and Monday,
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.
CHAS. B LEVER.
Room and Picture
Cord Nails & Hooks,
At tbe very Lowest
Call and see.
Under Bock Island Honae.
in the three cities is
Ice Cream made from pare Cream
and flavored with the popular
flavors. A trial of this cream
will convice all that it can
not be excelled.
Picnics, Sociables and Parties
of all kinds, furnished on
FIB AS CIA L.
SECURED BY FIRST MORTGAGE
Always on hand for sale at 6
and 7 per cent to investor.
Interest Collected without
Every effort made to handle
only choice investments.
Call or write for details.
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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 8ummer Corset,
A new assortment 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 Mammoth Stock
fc-: - ui aJ5r. VgB3ggaiaaar
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1ARGER THAN EVER:
and three times as large as any other establishment in
this city can be seen at the popular store of
OLEMANN I SALZKIANU.
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 Donble Front
Geo. W. D. Harris,
Real Estate and Insurance,
229 Seventeenth St., under Commercial
EaVFirst clan Insurance at Jo we it rates.
The following are among
One of the best money making rertanrant and
hoarding houses In tbe citT near CB.I.SF de
pot, well located for any kind of business.
.itxA Pro'er,y on Twenty-third street;
brick hoare witb all modern improvements ; corner
ot; bath rooms, sewer, hot and cold water; cheap
a uc uuure, eipni rooms, oarn, trees, etc; lot
60x150; within five blocks of posofflce;'a Ereat
A nice honae. well lnrjhtori in .
. w . w. lU.UWt-
hood oa Twentieth street ; cheap.
$2,50 PER GALLON,
KOH3ST & ADLER'S,
POST OFFICE BLOCK. : ' ; ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
BOOTS and SHOES
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.
Custom Work and Repairing done at all three stores .
fSTCall and see us.
. . GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
CENTRAL SHOE STORE. 1818 Second Avenue.
ELM STREET SHOE STORE. PIONEER SHOE STORE, ,
2W Fifth Avenue. 1713 Second Arena.
Lawn Tennis Suitings,
10 cents per yard.
Smooth finished and very sightly
goods in checks and stripes.
3J cents per yard.
More of our double foid Cashmeres
10 cents per yard.
Embroideries, White Goods.
Store in Rock Island.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
the many bargains offered:
A nice two-story residence; floa corner lotBOz
150. One of the best neighborhoods on Foorth
A good corner property for InTestmsnt : 80x150
feet, onThlid avenue; cheap.
A very nice property, just ontsld of city limits
and city taxes: cheap, on easy terms.
One of th hat RfUrM firm. a1tK -.1
Improvement in Bowling towoah p; cheap.
160 acres ; fine land, near Dodge City, Kansas, at
S5.&U per acre.