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THE "ROCK 18Y,ANI ARGUS. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1889.
Cook Stoves Ranges,
RIVERSIDE OAK STOVES, '
Boynton Celebrated Furnaces
MASON & DAVIS'
Wrought Steel Ranges
and Steel Dome Furnaces.
t-Estlmates for Heating and Ventilating furnished on ap
plication. DAVID DON,
1617 Second avenne, r00k Island, Ills.
A Fine Line
Suitable for Wedding Presents, at
KINGSBURY & SONS,
1705 Secend Avenue.
vCall and see them.
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.
possesses the only provision chamber free from odors, produce a dry
cold air which no ohter can equal, and has preserved fresh meats three
week in the hottest weather. Produces better results with less ice
than any other Refrigerator. The flues of the
do not require cleaning as do other make, being perfectly and scien
tifically constructed, the cold dry air by constant circulation keeps it
sweet and clean. The best made, best finished and handsomest lie
frlgemtor in the market. There are more ALASKA. Refrigerators in
use in Rock Island than all others.
WILLARD BAKER & CO.,
SOLE agents for rook 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.
The Book Q lestion and the Dealers'
A Crowded BatldlBKTfee Ooawijr
Teafhera Bla Trtw's Marreaao
Maaaal 1 ralnlac.
Since the last meeting of the board of
education, at vhich the claim was pre
sented of the local dealers to be allowed
to charge more for books than the rates
fixed by the board, the subject has been
I discussed more or less and it may be in
teresting to kniw the position which the
board occupies as between publisher and
dealer, and wh f it does and should stand
in such relationship. The boaid orders
a certain line of books to be used in the
public schools und in so ordering it pro
tecis me parents or children by saying
to the dealer the price shall be so much
for such books. Thus after having pre
viously arranged with the publishers to
put the books down to the dealer so that
he may sell them at wholesale price to
school children and reserve a profit of at
least twenty M r cent and some times
much higher, the publisher does not
pay the dealer's freight; but it does not
amount to more than at the rate of a half
a cent a book ui.less he miscalculates as
to bis demanfh, and is obliged to re
plenish his stock by means of telegraph
ing and express package. These are the
facta, and they clearly demonstrate the
importance of the hoard's attitude
THE KtlflTU AT NO. 6.
l'nncipal Rirkpatnck, of No. 6. has a
monstrous eignu grade ibis year, one so
large indeed, that it has become necessary
to take the ninth grade out and to divide
It between buildings 1 and 4. and leav
ing the eighth tba highest in his buildinj
THE COl NTT TEACHERS.
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a. uumuer oi leacners, who reside in
this city, have taken charge of their
schools in the country. They arc:
Dora Redecker, Rose XlilL. Zuma town
Mamia Lone. Doxie school. Rlark
Mary Lmnon, W ilson district. Rural.
Minnie KepiDi, Dora Newton and
Mary J. Case, bouth Rock Island.
Clara E. Piumiaer. Black Hawk.
Lin a Kttne, Edgington.
Mrs. Mary R cketta. No. 2. Black
Flora Repine, No. 2. Bowling.
Mary McLay, l,'o. 2, Buffalo Prairie.
Emma Henderson. Illinois City.
Kat Carnaghan, East Buffalo school
Miss Amelia De Sinto, recently of the
south Hock Island district, was today
appointed temporarily to the vacancy at
No. 3, caused by Miss Trow's death,
and will probi.hly be permanently
assigned to the u om.
A citizen who fvor the introduction
of manual training in the public schools
of Rock Island has written to the
a nous suggesting that at least a part of
the old high school building be converted
into a work shop tnd used for that pur
pose. The Da vet port board has already
adopted such a coarse of practical etudv
ana worammship and the Timet thus
describes the worl shop:
i ne room is 4U58 feet and is well
Merited and ventilt.ted. In one end will
oe placed tue teacher s work bench and
just in front of it u pi aliform on which is
ranged twelve chairs for the pupils. Mr.
uoonins will execa te work and explain
u 10 me students no will then go to the
drawing tables, of which there are two,
eighteen feet long nnd fitted with twelve
drawers each, whers they will make their
working drawings. Then they will pass
to the work benches, where they will
proceed to work oit their drawings.
The room is provided with six double
work benches, a petition ticing raised in
the middle, where the tools are kept.
Each half bench is provided with four
drawers where the pupils keep tbeir
working clothes, bod and towels. The
tools for each bene i are: One cross cut
saw, one hammer, oue screw driver, one
oil stone, four chisels, three gaugers, one
steel square, one tri square.' one T
beveled guage, on pair compasses, one
marking guage. otn two-foot rule, chalk
line and chalk, oil can. one jack plane,
one fore plane and one brush. Besides
these tools then; are what are
called occasional tr-cl for the use of the
entire class as tlieir work demands.
These are one grindstone, one jointer
plane, two sets of braces and bits, two
reamers, two screw drivers, six nail
punches, one sash tool, six calipers, one I
ciamp, one twenty inch rip saw,
three rabbet planet, one saw set. three
oil atone slips. Then oil. i-hellac. and
LePage'a prepared glue is also kept on
The cost of the material for the stu
dents will not avenue wore than t3 to
$3.50 per year. 1 he exercises will be
gin Tuesday, when it is expected that the
room will oe completed in every detail.
Arrangements have been made to have
ten classes. Each olass will have a half
day each week. Tt e course will include
First Preparatoiy Drawing lines,
measuring distances, using rip saw, plane,
crosscut saw, markiig guage, etc.
second Preparatory and constructive;
making typical form of construction, as
butt joint, mortise and tennon, miter,
Third Purely constructive in which
the pupil will apply the knowledge gained
in the other two d visions by making
simple articles of value, which will be.
useful in the home, the office the school
room or elsewhere. Among sucb articles
may be mentioned tl e combination foot
stool and work-box, lap-board, dictionary
holder, small batten door, small single
panel door, chest of irawere, etc.
The McDarrah damage suit still occu
pies the attention of ihe circuit court this
afternoon. Drs. Criig, Truesdale, Eys
ter and Plummer wi-re on the stand to
day, being called by the city. It is
thought that the cast will go to the jury
Sept. 10 and 24, and Oct 8. the C, R.
I. & P. railroad wil run harvest excur
sions to Kansas, Neb Missouri, Arkansas,
Indian Territory, Texas, New Mexico,
Arizona, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Iowa,
Minnesota, Dakota, Montana and Colo
rado. Tickets will pe sold on dates
mentioned above and will be good for
thirty days from date of sale, and they
will begood for stop over either going or
returning at any point west of the Mis
souri river, at any poi it beyond St Paul,
and in case of ticket i to points on Iowa
Falls division of the ))., C. R. & N. rail
way or Pacific divisic n of the M. & St.
L. railway, atop over will be allowed at
any point beyond the Mississippi river.
MOLINE'S BOLD BURGLARY.
The Will Nat All Fall Post
master jmld Clara ta the Three
Rabhera, whs Pat la Part af Their
Ttsae la Rack laiaad.
The Ditpateh says Postmaster Gould,
of Moline, on looking up the laws bear
ing on the question, ascertained that it
will not require an appropriation by con
gross to relieve him of the burglary loss
of Monday night By a law passed in
1883, the postmaster-general is given
power in matters of this kind, and that
official will doubtless straighten matters
up with Mr. Gould without loss to the
latter. The loss of the registered letters
and packages falls on the senders. The
one sent by Mr. M. M. Hodges, of Lake-
view. Utah, to the Barnard & Leas Man
ufacturing Co. arrived about ten minutes
too late on Monday to be in the Barnard
& Leas box the company does not have
its mail delivered when the firm's repre
sentative made his last visit to the box
for the day about noon. By this the
burglars made $314 94. The thieves did
not get away from Moline without leav
ing some trace, the Ditpateh claims, of
their movements and identity, and were
tbey to return or be brought back, tbey
would doubtless be recognized by men
in the city.
On Monday, Aug. 19, two men arrived
in the city and registered at the Peal
house as W. L. Hunter and J. H. Wil
son, of Chicago. They hired a rig at
John Wixon's one day, and drove about
the city and vicinity. On Wednesday.
21st, Wilson left, and Thursday, a third
man, signing his name as H. T. Corn-
stack, and claiming to hail from Hanni
bal, Mo . arrived, and registered as
with Hunter." Wilson returned Satur
day on a brief visit Comstack and Hun
ter remained at the Peal house till Mon
day, Aug. 26. After that Mr. Peal saw
members of the trio about, and seeing
one of them riding westward on a street
car, concluded they were stopping at
Rock Island. On Monday last Hunter
returned to the Peal house and told Mr.
Peal he believed be would stay with him
all night, as the mosquitoes were quite
bad at the Rock Inland hotel. Wilson
also showed up Monday and was with
Hunter during the day, but did not take
a bed for the night. Hunter went to his
room about lip. m., and got up about 8
o'clock Tuesdav (vesterdavi morninf
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breakfasted, and said he believed he
would go down to Rock Island. Mr
real is strongly of the ooinion that
Hunter left very shortly after going to
his room, and returned after the job bad
A man answeiing Wilson's descrip
tion, and carrying the carpet-bag des
cribed by Mr. Staack, of near the ceme
tery, got aboard the 4:30 train in the
morning, after the burglary had been
Hunter is a man about thirty-five years
of age, perhaps five feet eight tall, weighs
140 to 145 pounds, was dressed in a light
checked suit, and wore short whiskers all
around his face. He answers the de
scription of the man who entered the mail
ing department of the postofflce Monday
afternoon, tried to look as if be had got
ten "into the wrong pew," and then went
Wilson is a heavy set man, about thirty
five years old, perhaps five feet ten or five
feet eleven in height, and weighing 180
to 190 pounds. He was dressed in a blue
suit and wore a straw hat at the Peal
house. He had a mustache. Mr.
Staack's description of him answers to
tbis except iu the particular of the hat
Mr. Staack says he saw him with a black
Comstack is younger man, five feet
ten or five feet ten and a half tall, weight
70 to 180 pounds, wore a black stiff hat
black coat and vest, and light panta
The men probably fluctuated from
place to place in tbis neighborhood, as
f they had remained in one place too
long somebody would be inquiring what
was their business. By moving about
they diverted suspicion.
A LITTLE BOl'A FATE.
Alfred Carlsaa Perishes la a Vaalt-
The Peeallar Clreasmataaeea.
Sad and peculiar are the circumstances
of little Alfred Carlson's death, on whose
body Coroner Hawes was called to
hold an inquest last evening, and for
which purpose he summoned a jury
composed of Geo. Foster, Phil Miller,
Lawrence Kramer, L. P. Sharp, Winslow
Howard and C. . Hodgson. The boy,
who was one year and nine months old.
was missed from the home of his parents
Mr. and Mrs. Hans C. Carlson, of 320
Thirteenth street about 10 o'clock yes
terday morning, and a diligent and anx
ious search was fruitless, until 8:30 last
evening, when the unfortunate little fel
low was found in the privy vault
in the yard in the rear of the
Hasting's tenement block in the rear of
school building No. 2, corner of Thir
teenth street and Third avenue. The
boys hands alone protruded through the
refuse when discovered by the father and
James Hastings, and then the bell on the
w ide-Awake hose bouse was tolled to
advise the neighborhood which had been
aroused Dy tbe search, that the worst
fears that the child had met its death-
had been realized. The theory is that tbe
boy had been playing about the vault and
had fallen in.
Tho coroner's verdict was that the boy
came to his death by suffocation by
tailing Into a privy vault back of 816
Thirteenth street, etc."
Where is Kaltilef
The Dubuque Herald is authority for
tbe statement that Ous. Knittle, tbe at
one time expert Rock Island roller
Haaier, om who nas oeen employed in
fDubuque as collector for a steam laun
dry, left that place last Monday, stating
to his boarding bouse mistress that he
intended going to Rock Island to visit
his folks. For some time past, says the
Deratd further, serious discrepancies had
been appearing in his accounts, but his
employer knew nothing of it Monday
being tbe first of the month Knittle took
all the bills snd went out on a collecting
tour. He collected all dav until lata in
the evening, then went and bade his girl
good bye and left His employer is now
trying to find out how much Knittel owes
him. He is behind about $500.
Knittel was in Rock Island Tuesday
evening, but has not been seen since. It
is to be hoped Uiere is a mistake about
the accusation of the Dubuque paper.
Jk. SSrmvw Brakrau.
Brakeman Lester Rawlins on Conduc
tor James Keith's train on the South
western division of the C. R. I. & P.
had a rather strange experience with
tramps Wednesday night. As the train
was pulling nut of Buffalo, Brakeman
Rawlins boarded the front end of the bag
gage car to watch for tramps. The train
was already in motion and to his surprise
there were three burly looking tramos
beating the blind baggage," as they term
for stealing a ride. He ordered them
off, and they replied with an oath, "we
are going to ride to Davenport." He told
them they would not, and raised his hand
to reach for the bell rope when one of the
tramps whipped out a revolver, chucked
into his face and with another oath told
Rawlins that he would shoot him if he
dared to touch it. This aroused the
ire of the brakesman, who is a quiet.
unassuming young man, and before Mr.
Tramp knew what was up be was knocked
down and was beintr vigorously kicked
the "brakey," as tramps call tbe
brakesmen. One of tbe other tramps also
had a revolver, but be, too, was given a
kicking, while the third thought it was
too hot for him and jumped off. Tramp
No. 1 did not approve of his treatment
and in falling down the steps grasped
the grip rod or bar, and holding on with
one hand endeavored to cock his revolver
and get around so as to shoot the plucky
brakesman, who all this time was dealing
bim vigorous blows with bis boot about
the face and breast, bruising these
portions of his body badly. Rawlins
kept on kicking until tramp No. 1 con
cluded it was too much for him and let
ting go his grip, fell off. and has not been
seen since. After tramp No. 1 had
fallen off Rawlins turned on the other and
dealt with him in the same manner. A
brakesman who has the courage to face
twdVvolvers and do his duty desirves
recognition, to say the least
loft Coal for tale
At my yard, corner of Eleventh street
and Tenth avenue, at ten cents per bush-el-
Aug. 80, 1889. '
Bananas very cheap, at F. Q. Young's.
O. J. Dimick arrived from Chicago
Mrs. A. L Morris is visiting friends in
The famous "Cobb Gem" melon, at
F. G. Young's.
A few cling stone peaches at C. C.
Choice peaches, pears and
F. G. Youne's.
Try May's patent fliur at $1.25
sack warranted the best
Just received a car load of Muscatine
watermelons at C. C. Truesd ale's.
Miss Genevieve Thompson has re
turned from her visit to Newton, Kan.
Mr. Ben Whitsitt, of Preemption,
showed his genial face in town today.
The contracting firm of E. P. Rey
nolds & Co. is building 450 miles of rail
ioad this year.
Col. and Mrs.H. B. Burgh are in Gen-
eseo attending tbe reun on of the Ninth
Illinois cavalry. m '
Boys' cassimere knee pants. 68 cent
quality, go tbis week at 48 cents at Simon
& Mosenf elder's.
Boys' percale shirt waists. 6 plaits at
15 cents, worth 35 cents, at Simon &
Mosenfelder's this week.
100 doz. Rockford socks to be sold this
week at 5 cents a pair, (worth 10 cents)
at Mmon oc Mosenfelder's.
Mr. James Mill, of Bars low, was in tbe
city yesterday. He has been laid up
several weeks with rheumatism.
Maj. H. M. Abell, of Minneapolis, is
visiting in the city. He is much pleased
with his new home and prospects.
Milton L. Sulyand of De Pue. 111., and
Miss Ada B. Millet of this city, were
married by Justice Cooke this afternoon.
Dr. and Mrs. O. C. Cuiw have a
little aoo at their home, and tbe doctor's
more than usual good nature is thereby
The Philomathean society of the First
m. rnurcn win meet tomorrow even
ing at 7:30 o clock at tbe residence of
Mr. O. W. Battles. All are invited.
Mr. Theodore Miller, of Lincoln, Neb.,
is in tbe city to accompany Mrs. J. T
Miller, his sister in law. to Beaver Falls,
ra., which will he her future home.
fa. a a a.
uesireei paving origade is now in
rront of Simon t Moaecfelder's. In
order not to interrupt their business
special bargains will be offered all week.
Mr. C.J. McCollom and wife, of Hal
lock, Minn , are the guests of the family
oi &. j. uan. int. Mcuoilotn was shown
Rock Island's industries by Mr. Dart
Mr. A. Fleming has sold his barber
shop on Second avenue to Mr. Oha
Mote, and will in tbe future devote him
self to bis interests in the furniture firm
oi b.ann ct Fleming.
Chas. Mortier and Mrs. Minnie Mielow,
doiu oi mis city, were married by Justice
Hawes last evening. The bride's first
husband was run over and killed on Mar
ket square eighteen months ago.
There is a new nickel-in-the-slot scheme
at the Rock Island house. It is a hand
some piece of furniture. You step on a
platform, deposite your coin, and receive
electrically and automatically a card
bearing your correct weight
From conversation with farmers in at
tendance at the county fair yesterday it
is apparent that they would greatly favor
the contemplated fair which the cities of
Rock Island and Moline will probably
establish on Sylvan Island before another
A Mexican peddler named A. J. De
Silva, but who registered at the Commer
cial under the ficticous name of A.
Lavelle, was arrested today under the
newly enacted state law for attempting to
beat his board. The penalty is either
$100 fine or thirty days in jail.
A woman giving her name as Mary
Lynch, travelling from Chicago to Iowa
City, attempted to abandon her Infant
by leaving it In a stairway in Davenport
while the train waa at the depot there
yesterday morning, but was detected and
compelled to Uke her child with her.
Tbe will with codicil attached of tbe
late George Schneider waa filed with
County Clerk Donaldson today. Tbe
will is dated April 15th. 1879, and the
codicil March 80th, 1886. In the first
document $1,500 is left to each of tbe
! children, and the remainder of the estate
to his wife, but ia the codicil $1,000
left to each of the children.
This morning Mr. and Mrs. Henry
irow, son and daughter, lert for Spring'
field via. the R. I. & P. road with the re
mains of Miss HallieTrow for inter
ment Elder J. B. Briney, pastor of the
vnriBiian church at Springfield met them
at the depot there, and the remains were
at once interred.
1 he Reynolds & Henrv syndicate of
this city and Joliet, sold on Tuesday last
in new ior. the Houston, Central Ar-
xantas northern raUway to Jay GonlJ,
composed of fifty-five miles finished and
equipped and also contracted to build
seventy miles to a connection with the
iron Mountain railroad- in Arkansaw.
The finished portion is at Munroe.
Do They Hans; Peopla lB Kentucky?
Pinkville, Ky., Sept 5. Wall Hatttald
has been found guilty of being an accessory
to the killing of three of the McCoy brothers,
and has been sentenced to life Imprisonment.
Alexander Mosser, who confessed to having
murdered farmer McUOy, was also sen
tenced to the penitentiary for life.
Empress Augusta Goes to Rome.
Vienna, Sept 5. Das Vaterland, tbe
leading Roman Catholic journal of the em
pire and generally credited with being in
spired, announces that Empress Augusta of
Germany has joined tbe Roman Catholic
Dervishes Win a Victory.
Cairo, Sept & A fierce encounter took
place lu 1 ay, near S lakim, between a de
tachment of friendly tribes and a body of
servisnes, in which tbe former were routed
with terrible slaughter.
TJ. 8. 8lNX Or f ICS, 1
Waohington,D.C., Sept, 5. f
For the next 24 hours for Illinois:
At Black Hawk watch tower lundinc
for rent by tbe hour or day. Ten row
boats, three sail boats and one barge.
C. A. Stiil, - - Manager.
ONE NIGHT ONLY !
Tuesday Eve., Sept. 10, 1889.
Hoyt's Great Character Study,
(A Satire on Soperstition)
102 Consecutive Nights 102
at tbe Bljon Theatre New York city. 1o the
largest business in tbe hixtory of
MR. CHAS. DREW.
MISS FLORA WALSH
and the original New York company
Prices 75, &0 and 25 cents.
C. C. Taylor
Under Rock Island House.
First Mortgage Farm Loans
Rate 6$ per cent and 7 per
TWO MILLION HOLLARS
Loaned by as without loss t o any client .
tiv Call or write fur circular and references.
lWsnifletf Q rote
JfTAM aa. j a.. s
' $200.00 and Upwards
For sale, secured on land worth from
three to fire times the amount
of the loan.
Interest 7 Der cent semi annul). ilwtJ
rcuiineu irae oi cnarga.
E. W. HURST,
Attorney at Law
Booms S and 4 Masonic Temp's,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
on ImproTed Farms in tbe
Best Counties of Iowa,
The Farms were Inspected by
O. A. FIOKE.
818 Main St, DAVENPORT. LA.
-GOOD THINGS THIS WEEK IBT-
1. 27 inch Suiting 15 cents a yard.
2. 27 inch Suiting 25 cents a yard.
3. f 4 inch Suiting 49 cents a yard.
4. 54 inch Suiting 75 cents a yard.
Broadcloth Finish All Bargains.
Hock Island. Illinois.
OLEMANN & SALZMANN,
! frJ I CO r; -
p!! " ' imBB
Geo. W. D. Heirris,
Real Estate and Insurance,
229 Seventeenth St., under Commercial Hotel,
fTFirst -class Insurance at lowest rates.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
The following arc among tbe many bargains offered:
A nice residence at the ateer end of the ctt.
lartre corner lot, conTenlent to i-tl&nd, depot and
A nice new bonse; larpe lot. shrubbery, trees,
etc., on Twenty-fourth atreeU cheap.
A new bouse of eieht rooms, fine k SOxlSO,
well located, within five blocks of the postofflce.
A neet bsick house with a lsree lot for $3 OfO,
convenient to upper depot and saw mills.
To dwe lings with lot 8tUli4, well located on
Moline avenue, at a great bargain.
A nice two-story dwelling, well lo-ated. on
Twentieth street. cheaD.
A nice residence, with improvements, large
srounds, on Elm street, cheap on eay terms.
A two-story house and lot. convenient to tbe
upper saw mills, depot and round house. verr
One of the nicest residences, with all conven
iences, line high corner lot, HOxlBO. one of the best
neighborbo xis on Fourth avenue.
tvf.000 willbuy two stores, well located on Third
avenue, for any kind of business, and tbe rent
payinar a good interest on the Investment.
$1,10 1 will buy a dwellinv with good business
too at in front, well located on Third avenue.
A new building, one of the best money making
restaurants and boarding houses in the city, near
the C. It. I A P. depot, well located for any kind
On of tbe best located three-story brick stores
for business on Second avenue.
One of the best paying meat markets In the city ,
brick buildings flirt class location, cheap.
will buy a good lot. ftoxftj. In good loca
tion If uken soon. One of the best lota in ibe
$2,50 PER GALLON,
KOHlSr & ADLER'S,
POST OFFICE BLOCK. : : ; ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
Big Cut in Prices
Schneider's Shoe Stores-
Children's Shoea, worth
Children's Shoes. "
Misses' Slippers, "
Misses' Slippers. "
Ladies' Slippers, "
$ .50 for
Ladies' Fine Shoes, worth $5 00 for 4.35
Ladies' Fine Shoes, " 4 50 " 3 60
Ladies' Fine Shoes, " 4 IK) " 8 00
Ladies' Fine Shoes, 3.00" 2.50
Ladies' Fine Shoes, ' 2 50 2.00
Ladies' Lace Shoes," 1.78" 100
Base Ball Shoes, " ' l.W) " .80
Men'a Pine Shoes cut down in same proportion.
Men's Low Shoea at half price.
These pi ices will continue until stock is reduced. -Custom
Work and repairing neatly and promptly done.
CSnCall and see us. . -
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr..-
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, 1818 Second Avenna.
ELM STREET SHOE STORE,
2929 Fifth Aenae.