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THE TlQQKl MANP AIIGUS. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1889.
Cook Stoves i Ranges,
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ought Steel Ganges
E!rEstimates for Heating and Ventilating furnished on application.
', 1617 Second avenne,
0 And Statuary
Suitable for Wedding Preeents, at
KINGSBURY & SONS,
ISBPCall 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 drj
cold sir which no ohler can equal, and has preserved freab meats three
weeks In the hottest weather. Produces better results with lens ice
than any other Refrigerator. The flues of the
do not require cleaning as do other makes, being perfectly and scien
tifically constructed, the cold dry air by constant circulation keeps it
sweet and clean. The best made, beat finished and handsomest Re
frlRerator in the market. There are more ALASKA Refrigerators in
use in Rock Island than all others.
WILLARD BAKER & CO.,
BOLK 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. .
-and Steel Dome Furnaces.
Rook Island, Ills.
170.r Secend Avenue.
THE BOSS REWARDED.
Wells' Greatest Ambition Keached
He Attalaa Political Praaataeaee
Theme It Katrea a Heath af Party
I'leaare t 4e It He ieta the Beck
lalaaa Paste IBee.
Boss Wells ii the most self satisfied,
and the happiest man in all creation.
long cherished ambition has been gralU
fled; a goal towird which he has been
laboring, heart, soul, mind and body for
Tears, in fact all his life, has been
reached he has got an office! apolitical
office at that! Why shouldn't the spirit
of such a mortal be proud? A life given
to digeing and hitnmering and climbing
HOWARD WILLS, P. If.
and struggling for political recognition
even to a trip down into the semi-
civilized country there Jesse James and
his gang hold swaj that he might he
appointed a missit nary among the sav
ages, has been rewarded. Wells did get
an office when be threw himself among
the banditti of tie southwest; it was a
tough office, that tf city marshal, but it
had a political ring to it and the Boss
was satisfied, for the time being.
But Weils had a lingering, un
quenchable thirst for something bet
ter in the iolitical line; his
appetite was for feleral pap and he came
back to Rock It land and entered the
ranks of the repub ican party, to do, to
dare to die if need be for the accom
plishment of his Hmoftion. lie became
soldier in the service of the g. o. p. and
performed every at that comes between
torch -bearer and political boss. He got
a foot hold and he made up bis mind that
be wonnd snatch ibe first opportunity
that came to achieve political promi
nence. The opportunity came and Wells
seized it. It was a 'ter the whirlwind of
republican enthusiasm, so soon after sub
dued and quench d, swept over the
county in '84 after Blaine's nomination
for the presidency. Wells saw amid the
contusion 01 tue Dour a chance to rise
a hove the turmoil and to stand out in
bold relief as a politician, lie saw that
the man of Maine nteded consolation and
encouragement and he sent it. It flew
over the wire from Milan to Maine and
here is what it was:
"Black Hawk is solid for Blaine!"
The prediction seemed to be a aafe
one, as the township of Black Htwk hnd
always been republican up to that time,
but Wells had prac.inally pledged him
self to keep it in line. Wells knew
that Blaine woulc expect that of
him now, and ao be went to work. He
conducted one of the noisit-st campaigns
ever known in the ccunty, and as a con
sequence Cleveland cirried the township
by four majority and Blame has never
forgiven Wells to this day.
Wells died in Black Hawk when Blaine
died with the nation. He came to Rock
Island and enlisted an boss in the repub
lican ranks and was made chairman of
the republican coun'y committee. He
next came into promicence in 1886. when
be made himself ridiculous through his
efforts in behalf of 1 is protege, Parson
Morgan, for sheriff. Morgan was slain,
and the boss barely esoaped with bis life,
and as a result Congressman Uest was at
the same time almost deprived of a po
litical career, by reaao i of the parson'
candidacy. But Wells was irrepressible.
and last year up he bobbed again. He
organized marching i lubs, pawed the
earth, wrote campaigi documents and
made any amount of mine to keep hi mo
self before the public; and now his re
ward has come, in the ihape of the most
desirable gift in the Eleventh congres
sional district the Rock Island pontofflce.
It has been known ever since
Congressman Oest's latt-trip to Wash
ington that there was likely, at any time,
to be a change in the Rock Island post-
office. In the past few days, it became
apparent that Boss Wells was to be the
lucky man, and the Ahoub representative
accosted him on the subject yesterday
and asked him if be dill not know that
such was the case; but he looked wise
and said nothing. Then when the scribe
asked If he did expect lhat Saturday, at
the outside, would brin.j the news of his
appointment, be looked wiser and said
less. But last night the telegraph
brought the news of the boss' good
fortune; he had been na ued by the presi
dent for the postoffice at Rock Island;
appointed by a "civil tervice" adminis
tration, by the head of a party pledging
civil aervice in its plattcrm, to succeed in
office a democrat incui ibent who had
held the position but a year, and to drive
out the representative o:' a party upon
whose suffrages the republicans had been
permitted to retain posaion of the of
fice. This, under Orc ver Cleveland's
faithfulness to a promise that Ben Har
rison has. In Abit instanse as in many
other flagrantly violated. The change
is a forcible illustralic n of republican
gratitude and republican civil service re
form. Maj. Hawes remained undisturbed as
postmaster until the ctpiration of his
term of office, and almost throughout the
entire democratic administration. A
democrat waa not appelated until June
13 of last year, and did not assume
until SdDtember ,15 hence has
not been iri office yet a year; whereas the
republican party had control during
nearly four years of dem tcratic adminun
Mr. Gest'a nearest political friends con
demn the appointment, and are surprised
at it, as the boss nearly ruined the con
gressman ny nis parson booby, and no
end of trouble was experienced in whip
ping the revolutionists back into line. It
is commonly looked upon as another of
Mr. Wells will take possession of the
office as soon aa be can get his commis
aion probably by Octaber 1. He went
out fishing today to dodge the office
seekers who have begun to dog his foot
steps. It is reported that he has already
decided to provide P. J. Cary and Geo.
Perry with mail carriers' sacks. The
civil service reform policy should extend
to the carriers in the Rock Island post
office if no one else. A . more efficient,
more faithful corps could not be selected
if as good and not one should be dis
turbed until sufficient cause is shown.
Mr. Howard Wells, the appointee, was
born at Madison, Ind., April 10, 1846.
He was a decendant on the maternal aide
from an old Maryland family of demo
cratic stock which is one of the best
things of his nature. It seems rather
strange that with such antecedents the
"boss" should be such a strong republi
can. However his father's people were
old Whig stock, settling at Wellsburg,
Va., in an early day, and removing to
Ohio in 1800. Howard removed with
his parents to Illinois when six years old.
He has been in and about Rock Island
since 1853. 'He received such education
a9 the winter terms of school afforded
when the teacher began at the front of
the arithmetic in the fall, went as far as
fractions during the winter and began
over again the next season.
Ia 1863 Mr. Wells engaged in the live
stock trade, shipping to Chicago and fol
lowed it till 1868 when he went west to
grow up with the country, taking up a
homestead in Thayer county, Nebraska,
but finding he was not rut out for a
"dugout" farmer and having no money
be walked back. He engaged in the
hardwood lumber business, which he has
followed since. Ruving his stock in
Missouri be thought to do more busi
ness by being nearer the source of sup
ply he moved in 1875, with his family
to Jaroesport, Mo., in Davis county, the
favorite stamping ground of the James
and Younger brothers. He waa soon
appointed by the democratic town coun
cil city marshal, which office he held
during his residence in the town.
Besides conducting a successful lum
ber business, he is treasurer and mem
ber oi the executive committee of the
Rock Island district campmeeting asso
ciation; banker of Camp No. 29, M. W
A ; secretary of the Rock Island humane
society; a director of the Black Hawk
Building and Loan association; a mem
ber or the building committee of the
First M. . church, and chairman of the
republican county committee.
At Trinity church, services at 7 and
10:45 a m, and 7:30 p m. At the Chapel
at z:au p m. Kev. K. F. Sweet, rector.
At the Augustana Englixb Lutheran,
sevices will be resumed. Preaching at
7:30 p. m. by Rev. E F. Bartholomew.
Sunday school at 2:30 p. m., C. W. Foss,
At the Broadway Presbyterian church,
preaching at 10 45 a m by Prof. Barthol
omew, of Augustana college. Sabbath
school at 9:10 a m. South Park Sunday
school at 3 p m. Young ieople'a meeting
ai o:a p m. zto evening service.
For the First M E church there will
be preaching at 10:45 a m and 7:30 p m
in Harper's theatre by the pastor, Rev.
G. W. Gue. Morning subject, "A Fair
Chance for Everyone." Evening subject,
"Found Dead in the Morning." Sunday
school at 9:15 a m, J. F. Robinson, super
intendent. Children's meeting at 2 p m
in the German Methodist church.
At the Central Presbyterian church,
the pastor, Rev A B Meldrum, will preach
tomorrow at 10:45 a m and 7:45 p m.
Morning subject, "The Law of Spiritual
Capital." Evening subject, "The Sins
which Crucified Jesus Christ." Sab
hath school and pastor's bible clans at
9:30 am. Young people's meeting at
6:30 p m.
At the Christian chapel. Geo E. Piatt,
pastor. Services in the morning at 10:45.
Subject: "Good Will Towards Men."
Service in the evening at 7:30 p m. Sub
ject: "The Unknown Revealed." Sunday
school at 8 p m.. superintendent. Geo.
E. Piatt. Young people's meeting at
6:30, to be lad by Dell Newton. Twenty
ninth Street Mission, school at 3 p. m.,
Geo. Colburn. superintendent.
At the First Baptist church, the Rev
H C Leland, pastor. Services tomorrow
at 10:45 am and 7:30 d m. The Lord's
supper will be observed at the close of
the morning sermon. In the evening the
series of sermons on "The Doctrine of
Lost Things," which was interrupted by
the pastor's vacation, will be resumed,
the subject for this Sunday being "The
Last Judgment." Sunday school at 9:30
a m, J W Welch, superintendent. Mis
sion Sabbath school at Forty fourth street
chapel at 2:30 p m.
Kra.val or Heaflquartrra.
F. L. Bills, the popular and enterpris
ing florist, has removed his office from
the corner of Fourth and Brady streets
to 826 Brady, three doors south of the
old place. Mr. Bills has made great im
provements about his green houses the
past year and is growing many new va
rieties of flowers, some of which have
never before been seen in this section.
There is no florist in the city who under
stands the mode of cultivation and the
care of flowers better than Mr. Bills. He
has had yeara of experience in the busi
ness in fact, he is a veteran florist and
parties desiring flowers for weddings,
funerals or other purposes, will do well
to call upon him. There is no florist in
the city that can get up floral adornments
superior to those made by Mr. Bills.
He takes the lead. His greenhouses now
contain some of the most beautiful flow
ers ever grown in this locality. His
prices are very reasonable. Call on bim
at his new office, 326 Brady street, Dav
This morning Judge Pleasants granted
an injunction to the Central Union Tele
phone company restraining the XTentral
and People's Electric railway companies
of Moline, from placing then poles along
Fifteenth street in Moline between the
poles of the Telephone company, or in
line therewith, or so near to the line of
aid poles that the telephone lines may
be interfered with by the poles. A
bond in the sum of t2,500 was required
which was furnished, Mr. Phil Mitchell
acting as security.
The rice crop in Geogia ia looking
well, ana a large yield la anticipated.
In boys' and children's
Clothing at the M. & K.
M. & K. for boys' clothing.
13-cent knee panU at M. & K.'s
Novelties in boys' clothing at the M,
Wanamaker and Wells will make t
Red Oxford ties, patent leather tips, at
the H. &tK'8.
R. S. Silvia, of Carbon Cliff, was in
the city today.
A handsomely made child's suit for $2
at the M. & K.
Drop in and see Lloyd & Stewart's
nobby line of bats.
Parents will do well to buy boys' cloth
ing at meta
Like the M. & K.
For boys' and children's clothing.
Ladies should examine the new style
snoes, at tne fli. & K.
Cill and ace Lloyd & Stewart's fall line
of bats, now complete.
Those patent leather-tip shoes all the
latest at M. & K'a.
The Piccadilly last in ladies' footwear,
is the latest at M. & K's.
Clothing at M. & K.'s.
M. & K. are ready to show
styles in boys' clothing.
"Boss" Wells will teach Elder Wana-
maker's class in Rock Island.
M. & K's. is the place to find just what
you want in tine footwear.
It will mote than pat you to buy your
boys' clothing at the M. A K.
RememlierM. & K. are headquarters
for boys' and children's novelties.
A question for "Boss" Wells: "Will
you distribute the Sunday mails?"
The finest and largest line of silk um
brellas in the city at Lloyd & Stewart's.
M. AK will be pleased to have you
call and inspect their new styles in boys'
It is cool enough for M. & E. to show
their new styles of boys' and children's
You will find it a pleasure to inspect
the novelties M. & K. are showing in
Billy Catton, the famous billiard play
er, ia again in the city which will be his
Never have you seen such elegant
styles in boys' and children's clothing as
the M. & K. are now showing.
Mr. Robert Coyne and wife of 1520
Fifth avenue, left for Chicago last even
ing on a pleasure visit.
Boss" Wells should order out the
Flambeaus and give us a parade. There
is nothing like show, you know.
Wonder if "Boss" Wells will turn his
steamboat agency over to bis Kansas im
portation, or put him on the carrier torce.
Mo !ine is putting on city airs ao fast
that it is to have a night telegraph office.
The Rock Island road is going to estab
Carpets are going at a great rush at
Clemaun & Stlzmann's for the reason
that they have the richest line evershown
in the city.
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Connelly left last
evening for their home at To peka, Kan.
after having visited here and taken a trip
around the lakes.
Contractor C. J. Larkin, who bad his
foot injured by a falling slab of sandstone
yesterday, is getting along as well as
could be expected today.
"Boss" Payne, of Zuma, when notified
by an Arocs representative that ''Boss"
Wells had been appointed postmaster, was
too horrified to articulate.
At a meeting of the Black Hawk
Building and Loan association last even
ing, twenty four loans were taken aggre
gating $18050 at 28 per cent premium.
Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Eystone lost their
eleven year old daughter of diphtheria
this morning. This is the last of a fam
ily of three children which have died
within a short period.
Buyers of furniture and carpets will
find it to their interest to call on Clem
ann & Salzmann, as they have the larg
est stock and assortment, and they have
the latest styles, quality and prices.
"Boss" Wells struck for the country
this morning early to avoid congratula
tions, and the expense of setting 'em up
on the strength of his appointment. The
"boss" has a great eye for ;'ie main
Mrs. McAuley, the hospital matron on
the island, states lhat she has no inten
tion of moving to Rock Island, as the
Argus intimated last nignt, but will con
tin ue to make her home at the arsenal in
order to be near her duties.
Mr. E Hebert. for els yeara In tbe em
ploy nf E. Scbindler the butcher, has
started a shop of his own in the Fourth
Avenue hotel building. He is a practi
cal butcher, a good sausage maker, and
keeps a clean shop and good meat.
Among the arrivals at the Summit
house at Mount Washington, t,293 feet
above the sea. as printed by the local pa
per last W ednesday, were: Mrs. Henry
Curtis and daughter, of this city, and
Mr. II. E. Curtis, of Exeter, N. LI.
The attendance at the Rock Island
schools until closing day of tbe first week
was: No. 1. 500; No. 2. 97; No. 8. 210;
No. 4, 253; No 5, 305; No. 6, 246; No.
7. 154; high school, 141; total, 1904.
Tbe largest previous enrollment at the
high school was 139.
Old Joe accuses the Argus of insults
ing tbe cause of labor by making an un
complimentary allusion to his appear
ance in Monday's procession. The real
truth is that the only insult to the cause
of labor was old Joe's appearance in the
parade. He has got things slightly
The fourth subscription concert by
Strasser's Second Regiment band at
Schuetzen park was not so largely attend
ed as previous affairs of the kind. Rock
Island, however, was well represented,
and an enjoyable evening was spent
listening to the delightful music and
dancing in the pavilion. It was a per
fect night for out door amusement.
Mr. Gus Englin. who has for several
years worked for F. C. Hoppe and learned
tbe cutter s art at that place, has atarted
in business for himself at No. 119 Seven
teenln street, where he would be pleased
to see his friends and all who wish cloth
ing made up in the latest styles. Give
the new establishment a trial. Read ad
vertisement on another page .
The paragraph in our abbreviated tele -grams
yesterday, showing that the Rev.
Edward Wilson had bad Wood Bros.,
confectioners, arrested at Decatur, 111.,
for refusal to sell him icecream, bad a
familiar ring. The Rev. Edward Wilson
waa formeily pastor of the colored Bap
tist church in Rock Island, but got
bounced for too great interest in some of
the sisters, a charge which he denied
atoutly. Moline Dispatch.
Capt. Durham, who went north on the
steamer Gen. Barnard a few days ago,
states that the government has - spent a
million dollars this year in tbe improve
ment of the river from St. Paul to Keo
kuk, including the construction of dams
at Cassville and Bellevue and the re
moval of a ledge of rock below Browns
ville. Two hundred snags were removed
last month. Fourteen steamers and fifty
barges are in the vicinity of St. Paul and
between LaCrosse and Lake Pepin one
steamer and thirty barges, besides four
contractors' boats. Davenport Democrat
Gazette. The most flagrant piece of newspaper
faking that Las come to the notice of the
Abocs for some time, appears in the Da
venport Tribune this morning, wherein
tbe statements of Congressman Oest, ap
pearing in the interview with that gen
tleman in last night's Arocs, are clipped
bodily and attributed to the lips of ex
Congressman Murphy, as addressed to a
Tribune reporter. The Davenport pa
per ought to know better than to do such
a thing, for it not only does an unpro
fessional act, but a great injustice to Mr.
Murphy as placing him in the light of a
plagiarist. The Tribune should think
of these things.
Deputy Sheriff Cayanaugh last night
arrested Harry Fay, of Moline, under an
indictment suppressed yesterdsy, for as
sault with a deadly weapon.
The grand jury today adjourned until
Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
The jury in the case of Franlng vs
Wilson, found a verdict for the defen-
dant without leaving their seats.
All members of John Buford post. No,
243, G. A. R., are respectfully Invited to
attend a meeting on Monday evening.
Sept. 9, 1889. Business of importance
and every member is requested to be
present. By order of
Alex Montgomery, Commander.
U. 8. Signal Orrica, I
Wahlneton,U.C., Sept. 7. f
1-or the next 24 hours for Illinois:
Fair; cooler. .
Are you weak and weary, overworked
and tired f Hood's Sarsaparilla is just
the medicine to purify the blood and give
C. A. Steel, - - Manager.
ONE NIGHT ONLY !
Tuesday Eve., Sept. 10, 1889.
Boyt'a Great Character Study,
A Brass Monkey
(A Satire on Superstition)
102 Consecutive Nights 102
at the Bijou Theatre, New York city, lo the
largest business in tbe history of
MR. CUAS. DREW.
MISS FLORA WALSH
ai.d the origins' New York company
Prices 1. 00, 75, 50 and 85 cents.
C. C. Taylor
Under Rock Island House.
First Mortgage Farm Loans
Rate 6 J per cent and 7 per
TWO H1LL.IOK DOLIiAKta
Loaned by ns witbont loss to any client.
SST"Call or write for circular and references.
. MW-ltsiPLSjDAVENPORT 10.
m sums or
$200.00 and Upwards
For sale, secured on land worth from
three to five timea the amount
of the loan.
Interest 7 per cent semi annually, collected and
remitted free of charge.
E. W. HURST,
Attorney at Law
Rooms 8 and 4 Masonic Temple,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
on Improved Farms in tbe
Best Counties of Iowa,
The Farms were Inspected by
O. A. FICKE,
. 213 Main St., DAVENPORT, IA.
1. 27 inch Sailing 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 FinishAll Bargains.
MK IS - it
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Geo. WT. D. Harris,
Real Estate and Insurance,
229 Seventeenth St., under Commercial
(VFlrat-claea Inewmaee at lowest rates.
--The following are among
A nice residence at the unner end of the city,
large corner lot, convenient to Uland, depot and
saw mills, cheap
A nice now house, lanre lot, shrubbery, trees,
etc., on Twenty-fourth street, cheap.
A new boose of etcht moms, fine to fifVrl W
well located, within tire blocks of the postoffice.
A neat brick honse with a large lot for $3,000,
convenient to npper depot and saw mills.
Taodwe lings with lot 80 1 14, well located on
Moline avenne. at a great bargain .
A nice two-story dwelling, well Sorted, on
Twentieth street, cheap.
A nice residence, with improvements, lange
grounds, on Elm street, cheap on easy terms.
A two-story house and lot, convenient to the
npner eaw miltp. de not and mnnd hnn
$2,50 PER GALLON,
KOHN & ADLER'S,
POST OFFICE BLOCK.
Children's Shoea, worth $ .50 for .30
Children's Shoea, " 1.00 " .70
Children's Shoes, " 1.15 " .80
Children's Shoea, " 1.50" 1.15
Misses Slippers. .75 " .50
Misses' Slippers, " 1.00 " -75
Ladies' Slippers, " 1 00 " ,75
Wigwmms, .90 .75
Men's Fine Shoes cut down in same proportion.
Men's Low Shoes at half priced ..
These pi ices will continue until stock is reduced.
Custom Work and repairing neatly and promptly done.
t3TCall and see us.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, 1818 Second Aenna.
ELM STREET SHOE STORE,
THIS WEEK IN-
Hock Island. Illinois.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
the many bargains offered:
One of the nicest residences, with all conven
iences, line high corner lot. 8ftlS0. one of the beat
neighborho His on Fourth avenne.
fe'.uo wil 1 bny two stores, well located oa Third
avenne, for any kind of business, and iix rent
paving" a rood inu-rest on tbe investment.
i,iu i wiu our a dwelling- witn good business
roo n in front, well located on Third avenue.
A new building, one of the best money making
restauran'e and boarding houses lathe city, near
the C. R. I & P. depot, well located for any kiad
of busini(s .
On ' of tbe best located three-story brick stores
for business on Second avenue.
One of the best paying meat markets In tbe city ,
brick building', first-class location, ebeap.
tiM will bny a good lot. 60xtt!, In good Iocs
tion if taken soon. One of the best lota ia the
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
Ldiea Fine Shoes, worth $5 00 for 4.25
Ladies' Fine Shoes. . " 4 50 " S 60
Ladies' Fine Shoea, " 4 00 " 3.00
Ladies' Fine Shoes, " 3.00 " 2.50
Ladies' Fine Shoea, " 2 50 2.00
Ladies' Lace Shoes, 1.78" 1.00
Base Ball Shoes, " 1AA) .80
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