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THE TtOCK 18LANI ARGUS, Fill DAY; AUGUST 1G, 1880.
Cook Stoves j Ranges,
RIVERSIDE OAK SJOVES,
Boynton Celebrated Furnaces,
' MASON Sc DAMS'
Wrought Steel Ranges
and Steel Dome Furnaces.
tjfEsti mates for Heating and Ventilating furnished on application.
1617 Second avenne,
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, July 9 and 10.
Regular price 75c. Clearing price 48c.
4 6?c. " " 44c.
" r0c. " " 38c.
" 3.r)c. " 27c.
" 30c. " " 22c.
" 44 2.rc. 44 18c.
All late stylet. These prices are for these days only.
KINGSBURY & SON,
170.r Secend Avenue.
1st. We make only the finest quality of work and
that at popular prices.
2d. We guarantee satisfaction.
3d. Our Gallery contains more and better Instru
ments, Back-grounds, and all appliances for making
twice over, than all the other galleries in the city combined.
N. E. Cor. Eighteenth Street and Second Avenue.
jjlf- ' 'I...
Our Leading Lines ore of our own make. One the firm ia
in the market all the time and no pains are spared
to have the
for the money. It will pay Rock Island and Moline people
to get Shoes of
The Davenport Shoe Co.,
COR. BRADY AND SECOND,
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.
Rook Island, Ills.
The Cnleaey at iBeeBslateairj'
onolasltlPblle Hplrltla Mtrret
The Union of yesterday morning; in a
lengthy boomer for a visionary electric
railway project to Moline, makes it an
excuse to give U e Holmes syndicate.now
in possession ot the street railway lines
of the three citic s. an entirely unwarrant
ed and very unjust slur. The rooming
paper does not seem to be able to get
over the effects of the nightmare it had
when Mr. Holmes tot into Rock Island
despite its most frantic efforts to oppose
bim, and now wl en in forcible subjection
to the march of public spirit it contents
itself with spiteful snceis and insinua
tions. While the Anous would cheerful
ly support any f radical scheme of local
enterprise, it doe not believe it necessary
in sueh connection to criticise our present
street railway facilities, or of asserting on
the basis of the present situation that the
prospect is otherwise than that Rock
Island, Moline a ad Davenport, as well,
will not be given the advantage of every
modern improvement in comfort and fast
traffic that can be consistently applied to
street railway mage. On the contrary,
the Aroub believes in all candor and fair
ness of spirit that the Holmes company
is entitled to pri.ise and encouragement
for what it has d tne. and is doing, and
that its (linpositio l thus far warrants the
belief that it will provide still more im
provements as last as they can be in
trotluced. It is now less than a year
since it acquired possession of the car
lines of the three rities, including the two
routes leading fro n Rock Island to Mo
line, anil what bat it done already! It
has consolidated the old Rock Island
& Moline route and the Union line be
tween Rock Island and Moline, .and
made the latter a convenient paying
line which it was not before, replaced
worn-out old-fashioned single tracks
with double Johnstown steel rail
tracks, put on an entirely new car ser
vice, and reduced the time between cars
from twenty min ites to seven-and-a-
half minutes, and pven to the public a
system of car si rvice that ia not ex
celled anywhere MiLsiile of the larger
cities of the cot ntry, facilities indeed
that are as far in advance of those pro
vided by the much boasted, but greatly
over estimated, eli ctric road in Daven
port as one thing cm excel another.
To the Holmen syndicate may be
rightfully attribute 1, in a large degree,
the signal growth that Rock Island is
enjoying this seasoi. It not only bought
the old companicii out at one hundred
cents on the dollar, including stock
that was put in the market before as low
as seventyoflye cent, but this practically
included the franchises alone, as the old
rails and stock though at that time still
in use and wool J still have been in
use, were entirt ly worn out. but
after expending thousands of dollars
in securing these franchises, put in
an equal amount in rebuilding and restock
ing. It has encouriged the progressive
spirit of the times bj dotal its share of the
paving operation gUdly and without the
least remonstrance. The rail it is putting
in is of flfiy-lwo pound weight, whereas
that used in most cities nowadays is
thirty -six pounds i much cheaper and
lighter grade, and t lis shows the evident
intention of the company to provide a
motive power other than horses as soon
as it can be demons! rated as practicable.
We don't believe that after the gross
injustice the Union ias done Mr. Holmes
that what has been (aid above in behalf
of his efforts here ate more than he is en
titled to, and while 14 staled heretofore,
every new means of communication and
travel should be eiicouraged, the Im
provement association can be in better
business than following the Union's sug
gestion and promoting any public method
of showing displeasure with him. If it
can be demonstrated that a new electric
road will prove practical and beneficial
to the public let it b; built by a private
corporation and not y the public, which
has no reason now ,,. fnrttinr at private
grievance. Let justice be done; let us be
fair-minded and wh ttever else we do,
place credit where credit is due.
A SUMMER HOTEL.
Haw Mr. Bailey Davenport Prapaaea
ta I tlllae the Heart II onaesuead.
"I propose to convert it unto a summer
hotel, " said Hon. Bailey Davenport, when
asked this morning -vhat disposition he
proposed to make of his newly acquired
property, the Sears homestead, on the
summit west of the lower. Mr. Daven
port continued: "Ntxt spring I will ren
ovate it entirely, putting on an addition
of twelve or fifteen rooms, altering the
design somewhat and naking it as attrac
tive to tourists as possible. I will also so
arrange the grounds as to make them
more accessible to the tower proper, and
I hope to make the r sort one that Rock
Island may be proud of.
Mr. Davenport also stated that be pro
posed to sell his well .tnown residence on
Seventh avenue, if it could be used for a
ladies' seminary, and build a home back
on the bluff. Ue ha I rece'.ved a hand
some offer from the Western Academy of
Homeopathy for his t omestead as a hos
pital, but he preferred that it be used as
The Haaaaa-Atwlll Cane.
The preliminary examination of Jo
seph F. Atwill, of Davmpart, has not yet
taken place. Charles Hanson, the state's
most important wittK-as. being confined
to his bed with rheumatism, and cannot
appear to testify. Another warrant has
been served on the def andant in this case
being issued upon tlie information of
Maggie P. Glass, of th J city.who charges
him with embexxlemett. Her statement
in brief ia to the effect that she deposited
with Mr. Atwill as heretofore intim
ated a watch of considerable value as
security for the pay me it of hit bill for
certain legal services to be rendered by
him. The service w is not performed.
but the watch was bj pothecaled by At-
will, who baa since b sen unable or un
willing to restore it to her. Bond was
given in this case in tl e same amount as
the other, f200.
A GOOD IMPRESSION .
That U wfcat la Galaed for Rack la
laaa by Reanoa af the Htreet laa
pravesaeata la frrres"---Aa l'a
"My, but Rock Island is a busy placet
Wish Muscatine would begin to pave
and get some of this life into it," was the
observation of a Muscatine young lady
who visited Rock Island with the fire
men's excursion of yesterday, and who,
as indicated by her remark, was im
pressed with the animated scene pre
sented every day along Second ayenue,
where the paving operation is in pro
gress. The fair creature who thus sen
sibly expressed herself, but voiced the
sentiments of many others from her city,
who came to Rock Island yesterday to
have their eyes opened. All were de
lighted with the puvement thus far put
in and were enthusiastic that there own
town should attempt a similar undertak
ing. Last evening the south side of the
pavement from Twentieth to Nineteenth,
was rolled for the first time with a
wooden roller six feet wide with seven
men upon it, making a weight of from 1,
500 to 2,000 pounds, according to cons
tract. The Galesburg brick stood the
test eo admirably and so highly satisfac
tory to Contractor Alkinson and Supt.
Nevins that it was determined to sub
mit it to a test with a heavier iron roller
of 6.7(H) pounds. This ponderous ma
chine was rolled backward and
forward over the brick with the
grafifying result that it did not
phase the surface in the least,
not the least depression being perceptible
anywhere. It was observed also that a
small pebble that the roller had passed
over was ground in two, while the brick
on which it was crushed showed scarcely
a scratch. This seemed to be convincing
proof as to the enduring elements of the
pavement as tar as it has gone.
An experiment was made when the in
tersection of Second avenue and Nine
teenth street was reached which does not
meet with general approval and which
will not be attempted further. The
brick pavement itself was rounded up
above the regular level across Second
avenue as an unnecessary substitute for
the old stone foot crossings, and at the
gutter a second curbstone was planted a
foot or more out from the regular curb,
forming a sluiceway, presumably to be
bridged over. The idea was simply to
Hive the public an opportunity to express
itself and as it is not popular the ordi
nary grade of the street will be followed
hereafter, which is sufficient to carry the
water off, and there will be no particular
indication of a rise at the crossings which
will apparently be just as well. The
gradual slope of the pavement to the curb
stone forms an all-sufficient gutter and
the pavement itself with uniform grade ot
walks, will be abundantly easy for pedess
The paving is progressing rapidly be
tween the car tracks and on the south
side, and it is expected that work will
begin at Twentieth street on the north
side tomorrow or Monday.
CAMP MEETING COMMENCES.
Oprntnc of the Aaaual TeateA M or
ahiplac I'larela Tladall'a vrove.
Oap Meetinb Grounds, I
TiMitALL's Urc.ti, An?. 15 1
The opening day of the M. K. camp
meeting of the Rock Island district was
all that could be'desired. About fifty
families were on the ground last night
and ten or twelve preachers. Rev. M. A.
Head, the presiding elder, preached the
opening sermon from the text. Luke, 11
13: If ye then being evil, know bow to Rive good
gifts unto ynur children, how much more shall
your heavenly Father give the holy spirt to them
thai ask Uuu?
There was a good congregation and all
in a cheerful mood. The evening sermon
was preached by Rev. J. D. Smith, of
Woodhull. from Phil. 4-13:
I can do all thing through Christ, who strength
It was a good sermon and was followed
by a warm exhortation by Rev. Gibson.of
Victoria, III. The rain at the beginning
of the meeting kept the people from
oominar i from l country, bat there
was enough on the ground to make a
The boarding house is in running or
der, and providing pood meals at a rea
sonable rate. The Milan bus men have
advanced the transportation rates to fif
ty cents each way.
Old Mr. and Mrs. Hurst, of Rock Island,
nave been on the ground since Saturday,
and are quite well. No one sick, and no
accidents, save the breaking of Rev.
Smith's wagon, upsetting his goods, and
injuring Mrs. bitmore'sarm.
A COMBINATION SALE.
The tioldea Ka-le Clothing; Htore Of
fera a Hie CsaablnatiOB.
elegant all wool suit in cheviot diagonals
or cassimere usually sold at f 15.
white dress shirt, linen bosom and cuffs,
best Fruit of the Loom muslin, usually
sold at f 1.
linen collar.either standing or turn-down,
and pair 3 -ply linen cuffs and one fine
silk necktie, latest style these goods
usually sell at $1.
pair of fine suspenders, usually sold at 60
elegant Derby hat silk tip and band
all new shapes, usually sold at $3.
Solt $15 00
Shirt v 1
Collar, cuff and tie 1 00
Hat..... 8 00
Total ISO 50
THIS ENTIRE LOT,
amounting to t20.50 in value, will be
sold during today, and Saturday at
f 9 701
This wonderful sale will last for th.ee
August IS, 16 and 17.
Call early and secure a bargain.
Eolbbn Eagle Clothing Store,
A. LOEB, Proprietor.
Buhl's at aadolia Oreneetra.
Biehl's mandolin orchestra at Black
Hawk's watch tower every day from 10 a.
m. to 7:30 p. m. musical specialties,
xylophone solos, etc a rich treat for
those fond of fine music,
For 100 years mlnature painting has
been a peculiar distinction of Charleston,
8. C, and it is said to lead all other cities
of the country in this branch of art.
John Christie, a Marion, Kan., man, has
a field of oats six feet tall.
Fresh celery at May's.
Fresh dressed chickens at F. G.
W. A. Bolles, of the Orion Times, was
in city today.
Egg plant and a full line of vegetables
at C. C. Truesdale's.
A little son of Peter Stelck is suffering
with the diphtheria.
The combination sale at the Golden
Eagle has caught on.
Rev. R. F. Sweet has returned from
his visit to Wisconsin.
Fine Bartlett pears and peaches 20
cents per basket at May's.
' " Muscatine island nutmegs, watermelons
and sweet potatoes at May's.
Only two more days of the great com
bination sale at the Golden Eagle.
The place to save from 25 cents to
$1.60 on a bat is at the M. & E.
R. P. Wait, cashier in Schoon maker's
Reynolds bank, was in the city today.
M. & K's. is the place where you can
buy Mother's Friend waists at 25 cents.
Found A hand satchel at the "Tower."
Enquire at No. 324 Nineteenth street,
Muscatine island nutmegs and water
melons, the first of the season, at C. C.
Mr. W. A. Compton, a prominent
young lawyer of Macomb, was in the city
today on business.
Take a look at those nice dressed
chickens at May's, which he has pre
served on ice.
A large and excellent line of grapes,
peaches, bananas, nutmegs and water
melons at F. O. Young's.
Dr. E. E. Rogers, of Port Byron, and
Mr. Sam'l Heagy, of Hampton, were in
the city today 00 business.
Those tan goat shoes, with ooze calf
tops for ladies, have been placed on sale
at f 3.50 a pair at the M. & K.
Leave your measure tomorrow at Simon
& Mosenfelder's for the celebrated Crom
well shirt. Price, fl; best quality.
They may all blow about hats, but the
only place you get the latest style and the
lowest price is at the Golden Eagle. '
Where is the place to bny a roan's suit
for $2.63. a better one at $2.98. and
still belter at $3 98 T M. & K.'s, you bet.
Justice Ilawes yesterday united in
marriage Mr. John A. Newman, of Rock
Falls, and Miss Florence M. Burgess, of
The agent for the Dunkirk Shitt com
pany will be at Simon & Mosenfelder's
tomorrow taking measures for the cele
brated Cromwell shirts.
The second subscription concert which
was to have been held at Hiocher's Elm
street garden last evening was postponed
because of threatening weather.
Mr. Geo. Stodd has purchased the old
Swedish Lutheran church at tbe corner
of Ninth street and Eighth avenue, and
will convert it into an amusement ball.
Marvin Case, Charles Reimers. John
Hawthorne, Thomas Lee, Richard Cramp
ton, Fred Copp and Ralph Haverstick
have gone up to Green river to camp out.
A wild and weird rumor has gained
credence that the night express is to be
reinstated on the Kacine and Southwest
ern division of the C, M. & St. P.
Mr. Frank Mar wood came down from
Moline to see some of his Rock Island
friends today. He is weak and emaciat
ed, hut somewhat better than when be
returned form California.
One of tbe motors on the Rock Island
& Milan road broke down on the watch
tower hill yesterday afternoon, but Supt.
Ezra Wilcher had" it in good running
shape again this morning.
Mr. John Warner has received a half
dozen of tbe fiuest bass he ever tasted,
which his son. John R. Warner, caught
225 miles north of St. Paul and where
they are reported abundant.
The Farmers' Alliance 124, of South
Moline, will have a gathering at Stew
art's grove on Thursday. August 29th.
Prominent members of tbe national al
liance will be present and speak.
W. E. Crawford's general store at
Watertown was burglarized last night
and groceries valued at nearly $2 K) sto
len. An entrance was effected through
tbe front door by filing the lock. There
is no clue to the thieves.
A force of mem worked all night con
necting the new track of the Holmes line
on Second avenue, and cars run over new
rail now as far west as Sixteenth street.
while the west bound side of the double
track is being rebuilt and paved. -
Msj. H. C. Connelly's new residence on
tbe corner of Twelfth street and Second
avenue, is a beauty in outward appear
ance, and from what on ma awe looking
brouRb the large plate glass window, it
uas tbe look of elegant comfort within.
Mr. Adam Ellis, the well known mer
chant of Port Byron, died at noon today.
Me uvea in fori Byron eighteen years
For three years he traveled for J. M
Christy's cracker-factory in this city and
was obliged to give up because of failing
Messrs. Jerry Darrah and C. J. W.
Schreiner, the purchasers of tbe Shearer
corner, Twelfth street and Third avenue,
are making more than decided improves
menu to tbe building. The foundation
has been raised to grade and in a short
time tbe passer-by will not know the old
Wm. Howe, aged about fifty, an old
soldier and well known citizen of Rock
Island county, was buried at Morristown,
Henry county, Thursday afternoon. He
died of Bright'a disease. Ho was a
stone mason by trade, and had been
identified with the democratic party many
The Springfield base ball club is at the
Rock Island house. Tbe capital cities
play the Davenports today, tomorrow
and Sunday. First baseman Strothers
and right fielder Kappel, of tbe Daven
ports, have been suspended for dissipa
tion and Schildknecht and Penders will
play their positions.
Carsten Carstens, of Davenport, who
has charge ot Supt. Schnitger's track
laying force, had the misfortune to have
his left foot run over by a car while at
work this morning. Supt. Schnitger
sent him at once to a doctor and it was
seen that while there were no bones bro
ken, the foot was painfully bruised. Mr.
Carstens resumed work as soon as the
member could be dressed. I
Messrs. Edward Cook and Geo. Hu-j
ber, members of tbe Rodman Rifles, both
of whom returned from Camp Lincoln
Monday, pitched their tents on Big Is
land on their return from the battery en
campment. . The first experience waa a
relish for more. The families of Capt.
W. T. Channon, J. R. Huber, Geo.
Solander, Mrs. and J no. V. Cook, visited
the bova today taking along eatables
other than fish. They expected tbe
campers to furnish this part of the bill of
fare and do the cooking, while their
visitors fish for a supply for another day.
The choir in which Charles McCand
less sings at Davenport has been reorgan
ized. . Miss Harford, who is quite well
known here, is to study in Europe for a
year or more and hence the change. In
the new choir Charles sings tenor, Ar
thur Atkinson the bass of the T. K's.
basso. Miss Amelia Schmidt soprano, and
Miss McCandless alto. Prof. S. T.
Bowlby, of Rock Island, takes the or-
gan. This makes a strong combination
indeed. Cedar Rapids OatetU.
Miss Lucy Peetx, daughter of Capt.
John Peetz, met with an unfortunate,
though happily indeed, no aeriou acci
dent near the watch tower yesterday
afternoon. She was driving alone on the
summit of the tower when her horse be
came frightened and capsized the buggy,
throwing Miss Peetz out. . She was
picked up in a state of unconsciousness,
but soon recovered and it was found upon
examination that she was not at all in
jured, her condition being induced more
by alarm than injury. The buggy was
The Cbatswarth Kacine.
A strange accident occurred yesterday
on the Toledo, Peoria & Warsaw engine
No. 13, the same engine by the way, that
went into the ditch at Cbatsworth. Un
lucky number that 13. Tbe engine yes
terday was pulling a passenger train into
Peoria from the west. It had reached
Hollis, almost near home, when her
shaft broke and was hurled clean through
tbe cab. Had tbe fireman or engineer
been in the way at tbe time either one
would have been killed in an instant, as
it was all hands had a miraculous es
cape. Peoria Herald.
The Moline and Rock Island Druids
will have an excursion to Peoria on Suns
day, Aug. 18th. Round trip $1.25.
Tickets can be secured in Rock Island at
Winter & Lembure's, Jos. Hnbers, Wm.
Dressen and C. Le flier. No tickets sold
after Friday at 4 p . m .
TJ. S. Signal Optics, I
WarhlnKton.D.C, Aug. IS. (
For tbe next 24 hours for Illinois:
fair, and slightly warmer.
At Black Hawk watch tower landing
for rent by the hour or day. Ten row
boats, three sail boats and one barge.
' Clark, Agent.
C. A. Steel, - Manager.
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MRS. MILTON JONES,
Monday Eve., Ang. 19th, 1889,
at 8 o'clock.
In which some of the best Vocal and In
strumental talent of tbe three cities
1 will assist.
Tickets 50 and 35 cents.
Reaenred Mats can be secured at Clem&nn A
Salzmann'a without extra charge.
C. A. Stiil, - Manager.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 20th.
SURVIVAL. OF THE FITTEST.
SAM. T. JACK. Manaccr.
( Handsomest Ladies In -1 (
First presentation ot the Grand Spectacular
Or, PEaKLa or thi Okiiht (Copyriehted)
and tbe gorgeous burlesque of the
Or. Little Faust on a Lark.
Prii.M 7 Kft anri r. ...... ( U . uu.
pale at C'lt uiann Salzmann.
Room and Picture
Cord. Nails & Hooks,
At the very Lowest
Call and see.
C. C. Taylor
Under Rock Island House.
First Mortgage Farm Loans
Rats 6 per cent and 7 per
TWO MILXION DOLLAR)
Loaned by us without loss to any client.
lw Call or write for circular and references.
lAW.nl AM OFT, xA
I offer for sale at par and accrued in
terest the following First Mortgajs bn
farm and cit property.
$8,600 doe In 5 rrs. bear's 7 per et ; security S1S.O0O
650 " 8 " ' 1 - " 1,600
460 ft 7 n
1,150 " 6 " 1
1,20 " t " " 7 "
TOO B " " 7 "
700 " 6 " " 7
460 " 6 " 7 "
800 ;. 7
50,) u 5 m h 7 u
700 S " 7
800 ' 6 " " 7
250 - 5 T "
350 6 7
E. W. HURST,
Attobjtey at Law
Boosts tand 4 Masonic Temple, "
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
CLEM ANN &
- im$$f Li
Geo. "WV D. Heirris,
Real Estate and Insurance,
829 Seventeenth St., under Commercial
tSBTirst clans Insurance at lowest rates.
The following are among
A nice residence at the npprr end of the c'ty,
large corner lot, convenient to iUuJ, depot and
saw mills, cheap.
A nice new house, laree lot, shrubbery, trees,
etc., on Twenty-fourth xtreet, cheap.
A new honse of eiirht mows, fine to 60150,
well located, within five blocks of the poetvfiire,
A neat brick honse with a Urge lot for $3,000,
convenient to upper depot and saw mill.
Two dwe lings with lot SOili. well located on
Moline avenue, at a great bargain.
A nice two-story dwelling, well located, on
Twentieth street, cheap.
A nice residence, with Improvement, large
rounds, on Elm street, cheap on eary terms.
A two-storv house and lot. convenient to the
upper saw mill, depot aud round lio-se, very
$2,50 PER GALLON,
KOHISr fe ADLER'S,
POST OFFICE BLOCK. : : ; ROCK ISLAND. ILL
Children's Shoes, worth f .50 for .30
Children's Shoes, 1.00 " .70
-Children's Shoes, 1.15 " .80
Children's Shoes, " ' 1.50 " 1.15
Misses' 81ippers, " .75 " .50
Misses' Slippers, " 1.00 "75
Ladies' Slippers, " 1 00 ,75
Wigwams, " .90 " .75
Men's Fine Shoes cut down in same proportion.
Men's Low Shoes at half price.
These pi ices will continue until stock is reduced.
Custom Work and repairing neatly and promptly done.
t3PCall and see us.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, 1818 Second Ayenue.
ELM STREET SHOE STORE,
2929 Fifth Atohm.
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ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
the many bargains offered:
One of the nicest residences, with all conven
iences, fine high corner lot. SH150. one of the best
neigh horhoios on Fourth avenue.
12.000 will buy two stores, well located on Third
avenue, for any kind of bnsiness. and the rent
paying- a good interest on the investment.
f l,ll wili buy a dwelling with good business
room in front, well located on Third avenue.
A new building, one of the best money making
rextsurants and boarding houses in tbe city, near
the ('.. K. I Jt P. depot, well located for any kind
Un- of the best located three-story brick stores
for business on Second avenue.
One of the best paying meat markets lu the city,
brick buildings, first-class location, cheap.
f&SO will buy a good lot, o0x82, in good loca
tiou if taken soon. One of tbe best lota in the
Ladies' Fine Shoes, worth f 5.00 for 4.25
Lames Fine oboes.
Ladies' Fine Shoes,
Ladies' Fine Shoes,
Ladies' Fine Shoes,
Ladies' Lace Shoes,
Base Ball Shoes,
4 50 3 50
4 00 " 8.00
3.00 " 8.50
2 50 " 2.00
1.78 " 1.00
1.00 " .80