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THE CROCK I83CffT ABGTJ& THURSDAY, j U LY11880.
-FOR SALE BY
1617 Second avenne,
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, July 9 and 10.
Regular price 75c. Clearing price 48c.
" 6?c. " " 44c.
" 50c. " " 38c.
" 3oc. " " 27c.
" 30c " " 22c.
" 25c. " 18c.
All lute styles. These prices are for these days only.
KINGSBURY & SON,
1705 Secend Avenne.
In competition with the Leading Refrigerators of the
United States received the highest award for economy
of ice, using only 12.17 as much ice as its best compet
itor and 9.1 7 as much as one of its would be competitors.
imtwxsea Hie only provision clmmlier free from odors, produces a dry
colli hit which tin oilier can eijual. and has preserved fresh meats tbree
weeks in the hottest weather. Produces better results with less ice
than any other Refrigerator. The flues of the
ilo not require cleaning as do other makes, being perfectly and scien
titl. iilly ronstrui'ted, the cold dry air by constant circulation keeps it
sweet, and clean. The best made, best finished and handsomest Re
frigerator in the market. There are more ALASKA Refrigerators in
use in Kock Island than all others.
WILLARD BAKER & CO.,
HOLK AGENTS FOR ROCK ISLAND,
Opposite Harper House.
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.
Made la Hardwood, elegantly caived with treble
walls. Charcoal filled aud tine lined, every
part removable for
All metal Khelvrn. air-tight locks, improved In
terior circulation of dry cold air and nrst class
Thee are the omit Refrigerators with Flva
walls for the preservation 01 me ice.
They are the only Refrigerators having the
Leonard patent air-tight locks .
They are the omit Refrigerators having the
Leonard patent solid iron shelves.
"Ihey are the out Refrigerators having the
Leonard paieui arcnea cenier raise Douont.
Ihey are the only Refrigerator having the
Leonard paieni movauie nues lor ciesuiur.
They are the only Refrigerators having the
Leonard improved interior circulation of dry cold
They aro the only Refrigerators having the
Leonard paieni inirior consirucuan.
They have st km! the test for veara and are the
only Refrigerators which excel all others at every
A slight examination will convince von of their
grenl ituperiorily . V e challenge tne world to
produce their equal at any price.
Rook Island, Ills.
ID S ( r. .'ff r . j 1 1 ry
T1IE STONE INQUIRY.
It la rroxreaKiac Mcrretly the
Inland lae Iaveatlcatioa to be
The investi ration of the accounts of
Maj. John It. McGinnis, acting com
mandant at Rock Island arsenal, on the
charge of it regularities in connection
with the first award of the stone on the
government dam to the Cleveland Stone
company, is progressing at the arsenal
under direction of Inspector Sanger, but
the proceeding are Btrictly secret. Maj
Sanger when asked about the inquiry by
an Akqus representative this morning
"I am tnak ne the examination by or
der of the secretary of war, and have no
right to divulge any of the developments
or to permit them to be made public.
When I nave completed the task I shall
report to him. and then such as concerns
The public will, doubtless, be given out.
Until then the proceedings must be se
cret." Mr. D. S. Schureman, the architect,
who is the accusing witness, is giving
his testimony today.
Mr. . . Worthington, of Chicago,
general wesUrn agent of the Cleveland
Stone company, arrived at the Harper
this morning, having been summoned
here by the company to be present at the
invest igntion. President Worthington,
of the Cleveland Stone company, is ex
pected in the city this evening, and an
investigation t f Mr. Schureman's charges
against the slane company is likely to
occur at the Harper before Major San
ger. The company, as is known, has re
ceived the secc nd contract to furnish the
stone at a musb less figure, entailing a
great saving tc the government than the
first contract specified for, and Mr.
Schureman is entitled to credit for ac
complishing tLis much and in having new
specifications made, whether his charges
have substantia foundation or not.
The Teacher' Krhool.
Following t'le morning exercises in the
county institute, Prof. Houscl's class in
primary music methods was drilled upon
teaching primtrv scholars.
The class in primary reading and writ
ing methods was called after the five
minutes' recess, directly succeeding the
mjsic class. A phonic chart was placed
in the hands ol each member of the class,
with the caution, however, that the
teacher should require his pupils to make
charts of their own. This necessity of
infusing a spirit of independence into
the minds of the scholars was very
forcibly brought out. The class in pri
mary reading snd writing methods was
replaced by tha class iu history. One
method of studying history, as shown by
the instructor, was in studying it through
the lives of gn at men. As an illustra
tion Charles Sumner's life was outlined
and divided into three periods; the stu
dent, the reformer and the retired states
man. The next (lass on the programme
was Professor Felmley's class in
geography. Tiie first part of the hour
was taken up ty the instructor in giving
illustrations of the methods In which the
scholars may be given object lessons from
nature. To familiarize the scholar with
map drawing und the fixing in his mind
the shape and 1 ication of different places,
he is first required to make a drawing of
the school-room; second, a map of the
school grounds and surroundings, and
lastly a map of the township and county
in which the pupil lives. Thi6 work is
to be taught the third and fourth years of
the pupil's schooling. The drawing and
locating of the states and different coun
tries is the work of more advanced
The class in elementary hygiene and
physiology in. mediately followed the
class in geography. A law recently
passed in this state, that phjr
siolopv must be taught m all
the public schools, has been the
cause of the attention paid to the
subject in the institute this year. The
question was atked, how many are going
to teach physio. ogy by giving the pupils
a stated number of pages in some pby
siology and den. and that it be memorized?
Ibis method was very emphatically de
nounced by the instructor. The method
to be used to m st advantage is to study
from dissections of different animals,
commencing with some part, as the skin,
and thoroughly learning all that is pos
sible about that part before leaving it
The text books are merely to be used for
The funeral rf the late Wm. Farrell
was held frori St. Joseph's Catholic
church at 9 o'clock this morning and the
large audience present testified to the
high esteem in which the deceased was
held in the community. Father Mackin
returned from I .eland, where he is spend
ing the summer to officiate, and he de
livered an impressive and feeling di
course, in wn cn ne a welt upon the
characteristics of Mr. Farrell. his
honorable upricht business life, his inde
fatiaable industry, his geniality and
liberality of disposition and his devoted,
consistent christian life. The pall
bearers were: Messrs. Wm. McEniry, H
C. Wivill, H. Harrison, Wm. McGuinn,
Frank Meenan and David Fitzgerald
There was an i nmense cortege to the
Sot Mlaxaer Sullivan.
The Sterling Gazette a few days ago
savs: "John L. Sullivan came up to
Sterling today on the 10:28 train from
Rock Island. He looks well and does
not show any signs of bad usage." It
'goes on to explain however that it bad
no reference to Sullivan the slugger by
any means, but the party at the Oalt
house is the g enUemanly conductor on
Matnrday' Water Exhibition.
Indications are that there will be a
great many strangers in the city from up
river towns Saturday to witness the water
exhibition at tin watch tower when Capt.
Chas. Andrews, the "man fish." will per
form his wonderful aquatic feats. The
exhibition is praised everywhere, and is
The Mpeeial Election.
There was a misiake of 2Q votes in the
returns from the special election as pub
lished in the Argus last evening, Mr.
Sturgeon being credited with 78 votes in
Zuma, when he only received 08. The
vote in Andalusia being a tie, did not
change the result. The republican plu
rality, unofficial, is 803, which shows
that with a little exertion Mr. Lewis
could have easily been elected.
The revised tabulated vote is as fol
(JA. ll DATKH.
Rock Island :
d " .
Sd " ..
4lh " ..
6td " ..
th " ..
7ib " ..
970 16 1440
Sturgeon' plurality 516.
3d " .
6th " .
6th " .
Lewla' plnra'lly 835.
.592 857 46
Hampton No. 1
South Rock Ittland .
Kiigineton No. 1 (U4 plur. for Lewi,..
" S 28 in A to
foal Valley s 19 f4
uuttalo Prairie 4'i HI .. 73
Drnry 27 82 fi
Andalusia au 40
Stnrgeon'a plurality 303.
IStO 108 3641
Evidently 1 nballanred.
On December 13, 1886, Andrew
Scbafer, of South Rock Island, was ad
judged of unsound mind and ordered
committed to the Jacksonville asylum for
treatment. The derangement was shown
to have been developed by religious ex
citement and not at all of an hereditary
nature. Schafer was harmless, but in
sisted in manifesting his belief that he
was ChriBt. On the very day of Schafer's
hearing, his daughter aged about twenty
eight, gave evidence of an unbalanced
mind, but not enough so to cause any im
pression. But since she has been grow
ing more and more irresponsible
until now the imagines she is
very near relative of the dead Kaiser
Wilhelm. of Germany, whom she swears
has left her his entire estate, which in
her mind includes the new high school in
Rock Island. She called at the police
station and at the county clerk's office
this morning in quest of the Kaiser's
will. If she continues in her present
state it will be necessary to make formal
inquisition as to her mental condition.
Her father is still at Jacksonville, and
is no better.
The M-hool Ke pairs.
The board of education completed its
tour of inspection of the public school
buildings this morning, and agreed upon
repairs and improvements the present
summer as follows:
At No. 1. new walks on the south and
west sides, and new fence on the west
At No. 2, plastering in lower
roof repairs, etc.
At No. 8, roof repairs, two new win
dows and conductors in the basement.
At No. 4, general repairs.
No. 5 is to be rebuilt entirely accord
ing to plans furnished by architect . S.
Hammatt, and at a cost of f 11,000.
At No. 6 the halls and general wood
work painted, grained and varnished
erouads filled where necessary, etc.
At No. 7, chimneys pointed, grounds
filled and new seven-foot Utica brick
At the high school, an eight foot walk
of Utica brick on the north side, and
seven foot on the west side; the boys
plsy room painted, and painting where
necessary to the first floor.
The Hpronttnc Vearetatlon.
The Dixon Sun gets this off:
This weather keeps vegetation at a fe
ver heat. It you put your ear to the
ground you can almost hear the guar
relling which threatens to break out into
a sanguinary affray. Already the corn
has taken the field and stalks from the
hill-tops, waving their blades in the air.
The beets are turning red in the face and
the egg-plants are fairly purple with
rage. The potatoes are crowding each
other for room and poking dirt into each
others eyes. In some sections everything
is a-rye, while the wheat and barley have
in other places got each other by the
ears. But yesterday a lair neia ot oats
stood trembling at the approaching grass
that clover-head with a tinny blade of
timothy who was laid up with the hay
fever. At this the noble old buck
wheat the flour of the vegetable family
called "peas, peas;" but there was no
peas, and there is no telling what might
have bean, bad not mother nature re
sumed the rains and threatened to squash
the whole community, while the wind in
a fence corner shook a golden-rod and
aster what all the fuss was about.
Officer Cary found Oustave Sackett
asleep in a box car on the C. B. & Q.
tracks last night and took him to more
Deputy Marshal Long and Officer
Kramer arrested 'Yate" Corken and Uus.
Lemburg last evening for .intoxication
and boisterous conduct. Magistrate
Wivill imposed a fine of 3 and costs
ach this morning.
Mayor HcConochie has appointed Pe
ter wanison, a glass worker, to the po
sition on the force made vacant by
Officer Fletcher's removal. Carllson is
a former glass worker, and the right
build exactly for a police officer.
The members of the press and bar of
Muscatine have arranged for a jaunt on
the steamer Golden Gate to White Sul
phur Springs next Wednesday. This is
to serve as a-warning to Rock Islanders to
steer clear of the springs on that day.un-
less they want to get swallowed up in
the vortex. H. J. Lauder will mix the
There are six newspapers published in
Sweet pickles at May's.
A dandy spittoon for 25 cents at Loos-
Do not forget the Turner picnic next
Glass lemon squetzers only 10 cents at
Peter Bloom, of Des Moines, is visiting
In the city.
Mason jars and a fine line of jelly
glasses at Loosley's.
Mr. R. S. Silvis, of Carbon Cliff, came
down on business today.
Mr. Edward Stoehr, of Catbon Cliff,
was in the city yesterday.
Prepared coffee and cream, just the
thing for picnics at May's.
John Oblweiler and family are now in
Paris attending the exposition.
Miss Rubleman, of St. Louis, is vis
iting her cousin, Miss Clara Fider.
Hot weather prices on all kinds of
crockery and glassware at Loosley's.
Mrs. Frank Attwater, of Horton,
Kan., is visiting her mother in this city.
The funeral of Mrs. Catherine Cox has
been postponed until tomorrow morning
at St. Joseph's church.
The foundry at the Rock Island stove
works shut down this morning, because
of the excessive heat.
Remember the excursion of the Central
Presbyterian church next Monday even
ing. Tickets only 35 cents.
There will be an excursion down the
river next Monday evening, to be given
by the Central Presbyterian church.
The picnic to be given by the Turners
next Saturday at Ruber's garden, is for
the benefit of the Johnstown sufferers.
Atkinson & OlofT have until Saturday
only to begin their work of paving Second
avenue as provided for in the new ordi
Baby carriages at greatly reduced
prices t the C. F. Adams Home Fur
nishing Goods House, 322 Brady street,
There were tie votes in two precincts
Tuesday Edgington No. 2, 28 to 28,
and Andahisia,20 to 20. Both are republi
The excursion of the Central Presby
terian church next Monday evening on
the GJjjen Gate, starts at 7:30. Tickets
At Edgington yesterday occurred the
death of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Boughton's
infant daughter and granddaughter of
Dr. W. T. Boughton.
Mr. Julius Graham, of Rockford, yes
terday purchased of D. RoyBowlby a
Hallet & Davis Ladies' Grand piano, and
had it shipped to his home.
Mr. John Edwin Boyle, press repre
sents ive of the great Forepaugh show,
shed the glow of his countenance over
the Abuts sanctum today.
Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Wheelan are re
ceiving any number of compliments on
their new baby daughters, and the cora-
pnmenis are not out ot place when so
A complete line of cheffoniers, side
boards, wardrobes and safes in new and
nobby designs at the C. F. Adams Home
Furnishing Goods House, 322 Brady
Don't forget that you can get the best
bargains in curtains and draperies (all in
latest designs) at the C. F. Adams Home
Furnishing Goods House, 323 Brady
In the parlor of the Rock Island
house this afternoon, Rev. Geo. E. Piatt
of the Christian chapel, united in mar
riage Smith J. Holland and Mrs. Bertha
Britell, of Tpompsan, Carroll county.
Mr. John Remer receives word from
the superintendent of the Jacksonville
asylum that that there are strong hopes
of Mrs. Remer's ultimate recovery,
though her condition has not visibly
The August number of the Young
Ladies' Journal, an illustrated nglnc
of fashion, fancy work, family reading,
etc., is full of interesting matter for the
fairer sex, and is well worth the pi ice.
30 cents, at Crampton's book store.
Mr. Wm. Ullemeyer, late prescription
clerk in Bengston's drug store, has ac
cepted a position temporarily in T. H
Thomas drug store, while Mr. Chas. Bat
tles, Thomas' reliable and faithful clerk
will take a much deserved rest and recre
The attention of housekeepers is called
to our fine stock of carpets and furniture.
It contains many rare bargains, made up
in the latest approved style. Our aim is
to give you something substantial as well
as stylish. Dont tail to look over our
new stock, it will be worth your time
even if you do not wish to purchase
The C. F. Adams' Home Furnishing
House, 322 Brady street, Davenport.
r,very year some one invents a new
way of getting rid of the mopquilo. Here
is the latest: Take a piece of gum cam
phor, in size about the third of a hen's
egg, and slowly evaporate it by holding
it in a shovel or tin vessel over a lamp.
taking care that it does not ignite. The
smoke will soon fill the room and expel
the mosquitoes, and they will not. return
even though the windows should be left
open all night.
Tuesday noon the marriage of Will F
Muse of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Rock
Island, and Miss Lillian M. Duncan, was
performed at Milo, Iowa, Rev. Dr. James
Duncan, the father of the bride, officiat
ing. Mr. Muse is city editor of the Ce
dar Rapids Gazette, and one of the bright
and successful young newspaper men of
Iowa. His bride is a very charming young
lady, who is. in every way, as worthy of
him as he is of her.
Tha Man Fish.
Everybody is invited, free of charge, to
witness Capt. Cbas. Andrews, the man
fish, in his wonderful aquatic exhibitions
on Kock river in front of Black Hawk
watch tower on Saturday afternoon, com
mencing at 2:30 o clock. His entertain
ment has delighted vast audiences in every
part ol the world, and the complete de
struction of a full rigged vessel by
powerful torpedo is described as a thril
ling, grand and most magnificent sight,
which no one should fail to see. Street
cars to the tower and exhibition every
thirty minutes. 18-2
Complexion powder is an absolute ne
cessity of the refined toilet in this civ
mate. Pozzoni's combines every element
Hillsdale. July 16.
Haying is in full blast now. A great
deal was damaged last week.
A. K. Dennisons cousin, Al. layior,
of Idaho, is here visiting him.
The rain last Saturday night came near
being a flood in this vicinity; bay, corn,
bridges and roads being badly damaged.
Old Canoe Creek did her duty nobly by
Mr. Lewis at the polls today. Large
numbers of republicans did not come out.
Mr. Lewis received forty-one and Mr.
The radical element of the U. B.
church held its quarterly meeting last
Saturday and Sunday. The business
meeting was not very largely attended
although we have not learned of the Sun
Deafness Cant bs Cured
by local application, as they can not
reach the diseased portion of the ear.
There is only one way to cure deafness,
and that is by constitutional remedies.
Deafness is caused by an inflamed con-
dition of the mucus lining of the Eustach
ian tube. When this tube gets inflamed
you have a rumbling sound or imperfect
hearing, and when it is entirely closed
deafness is the result, and unless the in-
ffanimation can be taken out and this
tube restored to its normal condition,
hearing will be destroyed forever; nine
cases out of ten are caused by catarrh,
which is nothing but an inflamed condi
tion of the mucus surfaces.
We will give one hundred dollars for
any case of deafness (caused by catarrh)
that we can not cure by taking Hall's
Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars, free.
F. J. Chknky & Co.. Toledo, O.
tSTSold by druggists, 75c.
Excnraion to Offsrman't island.
The steamboat White Eagle is to make
hourly trips from the Rock Island and
Davenport levees to Overman's (Credit)
Island on Sunday, from 2 to 9 p. m., car
rying people for 25 cents for the round
trip. The grand attraction at the island
will be a wonderful aquatic exhibition
by Capt. Charles Andrews, the ocean
ing, who will make the trip down the
ver to the island in his rubber suit, ac
companying the 2 p. m. trip of the
White Eagle. No extra charge for the
TJ. S. Signal Optick, )
Washington, l. C, July 18. (
For the next 24 hours for Illinois
and Iowa: fair with light rains and cooler.
The only complexion powder in the
world that is without vulgarity, without
njury to the user, and without a doubti
Room and Picture
Cord Nails & Hooks,
At the very Lowest
Call and see.
C. C. Taylor
Under Rock. Inland Bnnae.
in the three cities is
Ice Oram made from pare Cream
and flavored with the popnlar
flavor. A trial of thia cream
will convice all that it can
not be excelled .
Picnics, Sociables and Parties
of all kind, f nrniehed on
Trefz & Co.,
No. 2223 Fourth Avenue.
The Ice Cream made at this establish
lishment is from pure cream and
is flavored with all the dif
(Picnics. Parties and Sociables fur
nished on short notice,
Candies, Cigars and Tobacco.
Give us a cail.
First Mortgage Farm Loans
Kate 6 J per cent and 7 per
TWO MILLIOX ItOLLAIW
Loaned by ns without kea to any client.
fST'Call or write for circular and references.
Have too many hot weather goods. In order to benefit themselves as
well as the public they put the kuife clear through present prices this
week. In fact some prices are cut squarely in two. CUT PRICES
will be the programme this week.
Beige Snallies, plain and figured 5c a yard
Shailies wero 10c now 5c "
Crinkled Seersuckers were 10c now 5c '
Double fold Beiges were 20e now 15c "
Fine Shailies were 20c now 14c "
Too many White Goods, they must go at cut prices. Cord effects
4c per yard. Cord effects better, were 9i now 5c per yard. Others at
0, 7 and 8 cents per yard.
Lace effeets were 15c, now flii per yard. .
On the remainder of the White Goods stock in stripes, plaids and
checks, we will give a discount of
16 2-H PER CENT-1-6 OFF.
Assortment very large.
On Embroideries we will give a discount of
20 PER CENT I f. OFF,
atnl the handsomest assortment in the three cities to select from.
We have decided to hustle out the Woob-n Dress Goods too. You
ran buy them cheap this week. All colored Woolen Dress Goods we
will make a discount of
1G 2 3 PEU CENT 10 OFF
the bottom of the hill. If you are a money saver you will buy now.
INDIA SILKS We will close the balance of our India Silks at 29
cents. There is a bargain for you.
Hoclv Island. Illinois.
A Mammoth Stock
ifW p Nip :
IARGER THAN EVER:
and tliree times as large as
this city ran be seen
Thry buy direct from the
wholesale dealeis' profits and
lowest pi ices.
No. 1525 and 1527 Second Ave.,
The only Double Front Store in Rock Island.
Geo. W. D. Harris,
Real Estate and Insurance,
229 Seventeenth 8t., under Commercial
tr"Firtt-claH8 luurnnce at lowest rates.
The following are among
A fine larve lione with all mmUm iirttrnvtv
en of )aiii. fine
limit Dear the
location. jurt ouutdu the city
street car; cheap, ea-y term.
A nice brick recidi nre. w it h all modem improve
mentH, lare grounds, ou Klin street, tor ealt cheap
on ea!y term
Two story nwellinp, fix toom. cimmI well, ci
ern and eel Ut lrue ham acre of land, within
a few tepi of Milan Htreet an. at a bargain.
ew hoiipe. ijikmi cellar and iteru, lart'e lot.
flnrlv located in lod-'ti addition r. the blurT.
A tiHd bniiM aud improvrmetitM with about 4
arret" of land uitahle for irardt'um atnit three
mile from Koek IhIiuI for ?ale cheap.
91. in m will hpy ho acre of land, partly unprov
ed, in Cordova township.
50 -iH buy a iroo.l sO Mere farm, good im
provement, on reasonable terms.
BOOTS and SHOES
The Larcrest Stock:,
The Lowest Prices
2 ln llie thfei 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 .
S!rCall and see us.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, 1618 Second Avenue.
ELM STREET SHOE STORE,
292ft Fifth Avenue.
any other establishment in
at the popular store of
Manufacturers, thus saving the
are enabled toctommand the
HOCK ISLAND, ILL.
the many bargains offered
A flrt- clan HO acre farm, with crood improvement-,
in Kowliiti; town-tup, cheap.
A No. one hundred and Mitr acre farm, with
fir"l-fiiM improvement, cheap.
A nice blurT property, lare grounds, shade
tres, fruit, eic. ehenp.
Two or thre- acre ou the blaff, fine ltnd for
Kour and one-half acre of land on the bluff
uieely Ux attd for lot.
Some of the bet lot In Dode'b addition on
A jrood lot ou the bluff in Kodinan'a pub divis
will bnv a fine aere lot just outside city
Hih t. on bluff .
5 !,:( w.ll buy over 4 acre with house, barn,
etc.. on bluff.
sure to please al who witness it.
of beauty and purity.