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THE HOOK 1ST.AK1 AKGUS. SATUKDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1889.
Cook Stoves Ranges,
RIVERSIDE OAK STOVES,
Boynton Celebrated Furnaces,
MASON & DAVIS
Wrought Steel Ranges-
and Steel Dome Furnaces.
t3TEstimatea for Heating and Ventilating furnished on ap
plication. DAVID DON,
1617 Second avenne, Rook Island, Ills.
Suitable for Wedding Presents, at
KINGSBURY & SONS,
1705 Secend Avenue.
tSJPCall and see them.
In competiiion with the Leading Refrigerators of the
United States received the highest award for economy
of ice, using onlt 12.17 as much ice as its best compet
itor and 9.1 7 as much as one of its would be competitors.
poMcMei the only provision chamber frte from odors, produces a dry
cold air which no ohtrr can eiual. and has rt-B jrvd fresh meats three
weeks in the hottest weather. Produces belter results with less 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 liest made, best finished and handsomest Re
frigerator in the market. There are more ALASKA Refrigerators in
use in iWk Inland than all others.
WILLABJD BAKER & CO.,
BOIK AGENTS FOR ROOK ISLAND,
Opposite Harper House.
is one array of beauty with its loads of new
Wall Paper, Curtains
. Eoom Mouldings
Call and make your selections from the Largest stock,
the Newest Patterns and Lowest prices.
A 0NC15 TRAGIC PLACE.
Where an Old Time Execution
Am latrrfiitias Clrenaiataaiee la the
Early Htitsrr f Rack Islam Re
e ailed llaaty Reearda Peraed.
In this dsy of improvements and pro
gress it beh raves the present generation
to look batk at the past and see with
what the pi neers bad to contend what
they passed through. Mr. James M. Bel
lows droppi d a word of a historical mat
ter to one of the Aruub representatives
which set h m to work on the musty,
records of the circuit clerk's office. A
very small portion of our citizens are ac
quainted with the past events which have
transpired in this city, or who can locate
The Geoge Davenport murder case
mentioned iy Mr. Bellows revives the
case, when he spoke about the scaffold
on which John and Aaron Long and
Granville 1 oung were bung. The late
Amos F. C liter after the law bad been
satisfied, secured the frame work which
was made of tamarack raft oars and
used it for rafters in his barn which is at
present standing on the rear of the lot cor
ner.of Fifteenth street and Fourth avenue,
now owned by Mr. Charles J. Long
but no re ation to the Long's hung on the
scaffold. The news of the murder, arrest,
trial and hi.nging was the theme of the
day at that period, not only in the west.
but the east, and every information as to
the case w is eagerly sought for by the
people in the primitive days when rail
roads and telegraph lines were not distri
buted through the land.
The old jail in which the men were
confined s ill stands on Sixteenth street
between T lird and Fourth avenues, and
the ground on which they were bung is
located in the block bounded by .Thir
teenth and Fourteenth streets and Third
and Fourth avenues. The day of execuA
tion was one which will be remembered
by the people who were present, and
more so bj the men who stood guard
about the grounds, anticipating an at
tempt to rescue by the prisoner's family.
who coun ed many, and who preyed
on the life and property of the
people living in the territory bounded
by the Des Moines and Rock river.
The band was known and called by the
name of "The bandits of the prairie
A truthful history so named was printed
and had a wide circulation, but if read
in this day many would take the pages
as pure fiction; in fact, the pages of the
book contained pure facts. The papers
in the caie on file in the circuit clerk's
office are a curiosity not in penmanship,
"which is good," but in the wording of
the indictment and summons. The grand
jury indicted others aside from the three
hung, afierwards. Robert Birch and
Wm. Fox escaped from the officers after
arrest, eitl.er through the use of money
by their friends or intentional by the offli
cers who bad them in charge. They were
never afterwards arrested. John Baxter,
I the sixth l amed in the indictment, served
a term in he penitentiary.
In a bil. of exception in behalf of the
prisoner, the names of Ira O. Wilkinson
and A Cornwall are signed to the docu
ment. Tl.omas J. Turner signs the in
dictment in behalf of the state. Joseph
Conway a as clerk ot the court and Lem
uel Andre s sheriff, while Judge Brown
occupied the bench. The verdict of
the jury aid the signatures was:
We, the jury, find a verdict of guiltv
against Jinn Long, Aaron Long and
Grenville Toung in the form and manner
set forth ia the indictment.
A. B. Hitchcock, Foreman.
Wm. Pick hn.
F. 8. Kellooo,
Rinnah Wells, Jr.,
c. f. swartwol't,
Wm. Boaoi k.
D. M. Dickson.
Dated Oct. term, lHVt.
There i re many important facts which
could be mentioned in retard to this
e am ng which would be the sen Ra
tion cauied among the residents of tba
itv wher they beard of the murder the
afternoon of July 4, 1845. The tragedy
broke uf the celebration and pico ic
which wi held in Warren's grove on the
block or in the vicinity bound by Tenth
and Eleventh streets, and First and Sec
ond aven les.
Enee pants 13 and 18 cents at the M.
M. & K's. prices are always lower than
TheM &K. are headquarters for boys'
The M & K. have the nattiest line of
boys' Rui .s in the city.
f 5 for a hoys suit the M. & K. that
would cost $7 elsewhere.
A beautiful line of velvet and tricot
suits jus. received at tbe,M. & E.
The Bessemer is the best wearing
child's suit made, and costs $4.85.
from 1 to 95 saved on every suit
bought 4t the M. & E, besides a much
larger aiid finer stock to select from.
Those little 3-piece suits for children
from 4 t j 9 years of age, which the M. A
K. introduced this season, are the cutest
suits ever brought to Rock Island.
Nat Far Wrong.
Rev. 3. W. Gue returned yesterday
from Sioux Rapids, Iowa, where be de
livered a couple of lectures to the G. A.R.
post of that town. On bis return be saw
a gentlemen on the train whom be took
for a bi other of the cloth, but who. on
becoming acquainted proved to be Jude
Einnie, chairman of the late Iowa demo
cratic state convention. Ail Iowa dem
ocrats have a ministerial air about them.
A pi.rty oi about ten surveyors art
rivbd at Milan last night from up Rock
river. They are engaged in taking an
other si rvey for the Hennepin canal, and
today a-e making soundings towards the
mouth of the Mississippi. They intend
ed to go back over the route again before
making their report.
There are ae riles mm M.aq.lt.
Ferdinand Gross will treat his patrons
to oxtiJl aoup this evening. There
will be meat and bones in sufficient
qnantit f to make a good supply and rich
Car Burglar Braacht Over-
Constable Lieberknecht went out to
Happy Hollow this morning and on a
warrant issued by Sol. Spencer before
Magistrate Wivill, arrested Louis Thomas
Burglars entered five houses on Elev
enth street, between Eleventh and
Twelfth avenues, in Moline early this
morning, and in two instances were sue
cessful at C. S. Hedburn'i house they
got a gold watch and $18, and at Chas.
This morning Marshal Miller returned
from Des Moines, where he secured,
through Governor Fifer's requisition a
warrant from Governor Larrabee for Wm.
Evans and Heury White, the car burg
lars, held at Davenport. This morning
Marshal Miller and Officer Kramer drove
over to Davenport ana the uavenport
police returned with them, bringing the
Officer fletter found Ed. Fennell
beastly drunk on Fourth avenue last
night and carried him home. Fennell
repaid the kindness by such abusive and
obscene language that the officer was
obliged to arrest him and he had a sort
of novel encounter with several of the
female members of Fennell's family in
the attempt, but finally got his man to
The lareadlartat'a T.reh.
A case, apparently of deliberate incen
diarism, was attempted in the Fifth
ward at 5 o'clock this morning.and while
it resulted in the partial destruction of a
small tenement house, the loss was not as
great as it woald have been, but for
timely discovery. At the hour named
Mr. J. Appleby, who occupies the north
half of Mrs. Johanna Burns' double
house, on Twenty second street and Fifth
avenue, was in the stable in the rear of
the premises, and he discovered smoke
issuing from the roof on the south side
which is occupied by W. H. Devine. He
at once gave an alarm, and the newly
equipped companies of the vol
unteer department again covered
themselves with glory. The Franklins
made a remarkable run from the extreme
lower end of town and had water on the
building in time to save it, while the
Phoenix company also made splendid
time, coming in second. The Cables met
with an accident and were delayed. The
occupants of the bouse succeeded in get
ting all their furniture out.
Close to the northeast corner of the
building was afterward discovered a torch
which had undoubtedly started the fire.
though who the guilty wretcUis, or what
was bis reason, remains unknown. The
loss will be about $75. The house was
insured for $400.
Ia the I-ad.
At the beginning of the new season it
is a question with every lady, where she
should buy a cloak or wrap. They real
ize the fact that they are not good judges
of such goods, and the question naturally
arises, where can they get the best value
for the least money f As everybody in
the tri-cities knows, Mr. Arnold, of Dav
enport, has increased his business from
season to season . A great many say that
be is getting this big trade by breaking
down the prices. They may be right, but
wnat boms nis old and makes mm so
many new customers, is the fact that his
prices are joined to reliability and quality.
It is by this union that be has received
the following of the trade. This season
he will make things more lively than
ever, and has put in an enormous stock
which, on account of being purchased in
such large quantities, he secured at the
lowest possible prices, and aa a conse
quence his prices are bound to take to
him all who value their money if they
want to save it. It is safe to say that
Mr. Arnold has in stock more cloaks
than all other dealers combined, and the
advantage of having such an extended
and complete stock from which to select
Is apparent to all, and everyone inters
ested should inspect his fine assortment
of cloaks and wraps. Mr. Arnola is in
the lead in the cloaks and ladies' furnish
ing business. He leads in stock, advan
tageous purchases, low price, fits and
ability to furnish superior values, super
ior workmanship, superior styles and
finish. Da venrort Times.
Newa at the 91. A K. Mnae Isrpart-
20 oenU for 60 cent quality of infanta'
The M. & K. foot form shoes are just
the thing lor comfort.
The low prices inaugurated by the M .
& E. is greatly appreciated.
Some more of those celebrated $2 men's
shoes were unpacked yesterday.
From 25 cents to $1 50 saved on every
pair of shoes bought at the M. & E.
Ladies lace shoes with patent leather
trimming, band turned, are very stylish.
Style, comfort and economv accompas
ny every pair of shoes bought at the M.
One pair of M. & E. Cordoran shoes
will last as long as two pairs of any other
The picadilly last is another novelty
which adds to the popularity of the M. &
E. shoe department.
Ladies' red Oxford slippers with pat
ent leather tips are the rage. They can
not be had elsewhere.
The grand Woodmen's excursion to
Peoria next Sunday, Sept. 22, promises
to be a grand success . The committee
bave arranged to have the train stop at
the fair grounds upon reaching Peoria, to
allow those to alight who wish to view
the exhibits at the state fair, which will
be in readiness Sunday morning for the
opening. Tickets will be sold up to the
time the train starts. The train will
atop at Milan.
ibe (J , B. & Q. hereby give notice
that, taking effect Monday, Sept
23, class rates from Davenport, Rock
Island and Moline to St. Paul. Minne
apolis and Minnesota transfer will be as
First Second Third Fourth Fifth
40c; 35c; 22c; 17c; 12Jc
A B C D E
17c; 13c; Uc; 10c; 10c;
H. D. Mack. Dir. Frgt. Agt
rj. s. siskal omoa. i
24 hours for Illinois
For the next
Fair and warmer,
To Watar Consumers-
Water will be shut off tomorrow after
7 a. m. on Second avenue between 8ix
teenth and Eighteenth streets on Second
avenue. Josh A. Mtjkkih, Bup't.
ine aoitgiow or the tea rose is acs
quired by ladies who use Pozzoni's Com
plexion Powder. Try it.
Your boys' N
Clothing at the M. & E.
See the new good at Loosley's.
Fine egg plant at C. C. Truesdale's.
Drop in and see Lloyd & Stewart's new
Call at Lloyd & Stewart's and get a
Enox world renowned hats now open
at Lloyd & Stewart's.
Mr. S. C. Taylor, of Taylor Ridge, was
in the city today.
Have you seen the beautiful bric-a
brae pieces a Loosley's?
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Eckerman's son is
still very ill with diphtheria.
The greatest variety of underwear In
the city at Lloyd & Stewart's.
A very large line and well selected
stock of dinner sets at Loosley's.
Get your stand lamps at Loosley's;
they have the best and cheapest.
The mantles have arrived at Clemann
& Salzmann's. Call and see them.
A few basketfuls of Michigan peaches
left for this evening at C. C. Truesdale's.
The Milan street cars make regular 30
minute trips to the tower every Sunday.
M. A E.
For fall oyercoats
And fine dress suits.
Just received at Clemann & Salzmann's
the finest line of hall racks ever seen in
Peter Smith left th.s morning for Jen
neatte to accept a place in the glass
Deputy County Treasurer n. E. Cas
teel acted as bailiff last night, having
charge of a jury.
Mrs. Ann Siegrist returned home from
a year's visit to relatives residing in the
oil regions of Pennsylvania.
Engineer B. Hawk, of the Rock Island
road, is lying at the point of death at his
home, 2623 Fifth avenue.
Mr. P. W. Beckwith, of the popular
"Crown dining rooms, "has returned from
a few days' trip to Chicago.
$ $ $
Trading at the M. & E.
Ex-Circuit Clerk Bowman has given up
his mail run and is now in the real es tate
business in Des Moines.
It is now authoritatively reported that
travel will not be stopped over the Rock
river bridges during the repairs.
Elder M. A. Head will preach and ad
minister the sacrament at the Ninth
street church tomorrow afternoon.
Mrs. Williamson and Miss Hitchcock
returned from Quincy this morning, wtrere
they have been visiting relatives.
Messrs. R. S. Silvis, of Carbon Cliff,
and Madison Bowles and son, Geo. W.
Bowles, of Coe, were in the city today.
The task of raising the Guyer building
has been completed and it now only re
mains to put in the foundation, and this
is being done.
They all brsg, but if you want a nobby
fall overcoat be sure to examine the new
line at the Golden Eigle. Prices lower
"nicer iiym ever oerore, is the gen
eral verdict of all who have seen the im
mense line of fall suits and overcoats at
the Golden Eagle.
Now is the time to buy heavier under
wear, and the Golden Eagle is the place
to buy it. Every kind and description at
tne lowest prices.
Dr. and Mrs. C. C. Carter lost their
three weeks' old eon this morning. The
stricken parents bave the sympathy of all
in their sore affliction.
Mothers, you will do well to call at
once at the Golden Eagle and examine
the new stork of boys' and children's
clothing before purchasing.
Thomas Gray, who was tendered a sit'
uation in the Munice, Ind., glass works,
has decided to remaiu at home and blow
glass for the Rock Island factory.
Miss M. S. Keynolds. for the past
three years teacher in the Rock Island
high school, is now employed in the uni
versity at JNotre Dame, Ind.
Mr. Louis Requa, of this city, has been
appointed to an important position in the
office of Dr. Lindahl, state geologist at
Springfield, and leaves tonight for the
They can be downed there is no use
talking. The schindler bats take the
lead. They are the best made, barring
none. Remember the Golden Eagle has
the sole agency.
Mrs. Lottie Strupp is dangerously ill .
tier many friends hope she will survive,
and also to enjoy the back pension and
the allotment of $8 per month which was
Just opened at the Golden Eagle 100
dozen latest style silk lined neckwear, all
the latest shapes. Your choice 25 cents
each or five for $1. Look in the window
when you are passing.
Robert Mantel!, the famous actor, will
open the new Burtis opera house at Dav
enport Monday night in grand style
There will be an immense audience pres
ent made up largely from this city.
Postmaster C. B. Marshall, of Cordo.
va, was in the city today. He has lately
been elected principal ot the Cordova
school and is about ready to turn the
posloftice over to some republican wheel-
Mrs. Mahoney, while returning from
the home of the late Thomas Bresnahan
on h,m street last night, slipped at the
corner or Seventh avenue and Elm street
and suffered a severe sprain of her ankle
The committee in charge of the Wood'
men excursion to Peoria tomorrow, have
arranged to sell tickets up to the time the
train starts in the morn ine, as the notice
appearing elsewhere shows.
The merchants carnival at Armor?
nan, win oe Held October 23 and 24,
This entertainment is being gotten up by
me laaieB oi tne uenirai rresojtenan
church and promises to be the most novel
entertainment of the season.
Fritz Bergfeldt, of Davenport, died
Thursday, leaving the combination of bis
safe unknown. Charley Fiebig waa
called for yesterday and opened the safe.
finding a will, money and other papers,
wnicn tne lamily were ignorant of.
Ibe Moline Central railway will petl
tion tne council oi mat city at its next
meeting to extend its line from Fifteenth
street and Fourth avenue to Second ave
nue and east to Sixteenth street, forming
a loop through the business put of the
Mr. Chas. Allien, of Port Byron, and
Miss May Conklin, of Cedar Falls, Iowa,
were united in marriage at the latter city
last Tuesday. The couple will make their
future home in Port Byron, where they
nave already commenced housekeeping
Seth M. Crane, the celebrated baritone
singer, now one of the most successful
knights of the sample case on the road,
arriyed at the Harper last night. Crane's
home is in Boston, but he makes Rock
Island his headquarters during a large
pan oi ine season. His friemds here are
counted by the score.
The board of education held a sbo
session last evening. President Thomas
and Directors Barth and Enowlton being
present. Mr. unowiton was elected sec
retary pro tern. Upon motion, Bick &
Kitchey were allowed $150 on their con
tract for building No. 5, and Architect
Ham me U was allowed $100 on account
At 3 o'clock yesterday morning oc
curred the conjunction of Saturn and
Mars, near the horizon in the nortneasi.
The conjunction was the closest ever re
corded, the two planets passing so near
to each other that they gave the appear
ance of an occupation. The phenomenon
was witnessed by very few people. There
were not many out of doors at that hour.
Clemann & Salzmann do not try to de
ceive the public as some of their would
be competitors are doin?. but give a
tanding guarantee that tbev carry in
stock at all times as large and as fine a
variety of furniture and carpets as all the
other furniture dealers in this city com
bined. Call at the mammoth establish
ment, Nos. 1525 and 1527 Second avenue,
and see for yourself, after visiting the
other stores, that Clemann & Salzmann
easily take the lead.
Since the accident in Davenport the
other day; electrio road enthusiasm is not
so unchecked as it was. The telegraph
brings particulars of an accident similar
to the one in Davenport on an electric
road in Tennessee, in which many per
sons were seriously injured. The elect
trie railway is susceptible to many im
provements yet, and when Rock Island
gets one it will be careful to profit by
the experience of others.
Mayor McConochie, Health Commis
sioner Eyster and a number of the alder
men visited the Moline crematory yester
day afternoon. Dr. Eyster, while ex
pressing his opinion that the theory
of the crematory was goed, it was not
as yet a working success, though he
believed it could be made so. Rock Isl
and, he said, was not in need of any such
contrivance and would not be for many
years, as its present means of disposing
of its refuse was vastly preferable to any
means of consuming it.
Wattara Cataotic Union.
All members of Branch No. 18. West
ern Catholic Union, are requested to at
tend a meeting at their bail at 7:30 on
Saturday evening, to make arrangements
for the funeral of our brother, Thomas
Bresnahan. A. McDonald. Pres.
Hydrophobia itself Is
a sort of dog
CARTER -In Rock Inland, at ft . m. 8atnrriiT.
Scpt,2t, 1KM. Cbarlea Crawfo d, Infant son of
ir. ana .tire. si. v . tarter.
C. C. Taylor
Under Bock Island House.
First Mortgage Farm Loans
Kate C J per cent and 7 per
TWO ailLXIOX DOLLARH
-Loaned by os wiihoot lore to any client.
tSCall or write for circular and references.
PnAaffr B 1 aaW . - I S II
i Mtoi&TtPK DAVLNPORT In.
IK sua OF
$200.00 and Upwards
For sale, secured on land worth from
three to five times the amount
of the loan.
Interest T per cent oetni annually, collected and
remitted free of cbarg.
E. W. HURST,
Attorney at Law -
Room 3 and 4 Masonic Temp'e,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
en Improved Farms in the
Best Counties of Iowa,
The Farms were Inspected by
C. A. FICKE,
213 Main 8L, DAVENPORT. IA.
Now to business;
No more fun.
Now's tne time
To change jour tile,
Every one should
Have a KNOX Autumn atyle.
Uoyd & Stewart,
SO LB AGENTS KHOX HATS,
Rock Island, 111.
Goods arriving every day.
Hock Island. Illinois.
Geo. Wr. D. Harris,
Real Estate and Insurance,
229 Seventeenth St., under Commercial
t3Tirst-claaa Insurance at lowest rates.
tueui aiutv ava iuwvs I awn
The following are among
A wwul ttntlAinv with ttAr Ift-rTO and ft
coamera. atalimc. .. om arat Boor, and three
Kmuitwve; water up and down ftalra. (rood
cellar, barn, etc., lot xt60, well located for basi
net, npper part of Fourth avenue; cheap.
ne of tbe beat money-making locations for any
kind of bnstneaa neai tne Rock, Island passenger
1.000 will boy a dwelling with 7 rooms and
small store, well located, on 1 hird avenue, now
rents for f 14 a month.
T(M will buy a eood house, fire rooms, with lot,
convenient to lower factories.
Only a few of those fine lots in Mister's addi
tion on Twenty-second and Twenty-third streets.
Twoor three arres on the bluff, fine land for
building or gardening.
Some of the best lots io Dodge's addition on
$2,50 PER GALLON,
KOHN & ADLER'S,
POST OFFICE BLOCK. :
Children's Shoes, worth $ .50 for .30 Ladies' Fine Shoes, worth $5.00 for 4.2
Children's Shoes, ' 1.00 " .70 Ladies' Fine Shtws. 4 50 " 3 60
Children'! Shoes, 1.15" .90 Ladies' Fine Shoes, " 4 00 " 3 00
Children'a Shoes, " 1.50 1.15 Ladies Fine Shoes, " 3.00" 2.50
Misses' 8lippers. " .75 " .50 Ladies' Fine Shoes, 2 50 2.00
Misses' Slippers, ' " 1.00 '75 Ladies' Lace Shoea. 1.78 1 00
Ladies' Slippers, " 1 00 " ,75 Base Ball Shoes, " l.tA) " .80
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 isreduced.
Custom Work and repairing neatly and promptly done.
t5""Call and see us.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, 1818 Second Arenne.
ELM STREET SHOE STORE.
2929 Fifth Arena.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
the many bargaina ofl.ra-.
iff. 3 i Q
! - I TH s "S3
1.000 will buy a neat house on Twentieth street
A eooa lot on tbe Diun tn itoumau a suo-auis-ion,
4U0 will bny a fine H acre lot jnst outside city
limit, on bluff.
A very nice property. Just outside of city limits
and city taxes; cheap, on easy terms.
One of the best 80 acie farms, with first class
improvements in Bowling township; cheap.
A good house of eight rooms, dry cellar, water,
bain, and fine corner lot in the npper part of the
city, convenient to tbe saw mills, depot and Isl
A No. 1 business corner store and dwelling
on Moline avenne.
Two story frame dwelling, six rooms, good
cellar, well and cistern, large barn, one-half acre
of floe land, well located within a few steps of
M ilan street car, cbeap.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.