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THE "ROCK ISLAND AltGUS. THURSDAY, ANUAltY 2, 1S90.
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Cook Stoves j Ranges,
RIVERSIDE OAK STOVES,
Boynton Celebrated Furnaces,
MASON & DAVIS'
Wrought Steel Ranges
and Steel Dome Furnaces.
tEstimates for Heating and Ventilating furnished on ap
plication. DAVID DON,
1617 Second avenne, Rook Island, Ills.
CLOSING OUT PRICES.
Plush Cabinet Albnms 38 cents,
Leather Cabinet Albums 78 cents,
Sleds Below Cost,
..s Work Baskets Below Cost,
"' Stationery at 23 per cent off,
Cabinet Frames 20 per rent off;
Bibles at Cost,
BIO BARGAINS in Every
CLOSE out our Stock in Twenty Days.
UNTIL JAN. 1.
With every order of Cabinet Photographs we will present an extra
Photo handsomely framed in a cold furnished frame, well worth $l,t.M.
We would upget that parties who wish to send Photos abroad for
the Holidays would do well to engage a sitting at an early dtte.
To 1725 Second Avenue,
OVER THE RIVER,
COR. OF BRADY AND SECOND ST.,
THEY WILL DISCOUNT ANYBODY'S PRICES ON-
OOTS and SHOES
OF ALL KINDS,
and pay your way over and back besides. TRY THEM.
I55PA11 Goods as represented, or monpy refunded.
The Davenport Shoe Co.,
COR. BRADY AND SECOND,
Lias opened his New and Spacious
No. 1C20 to 1G26 Third avenne,
where he would De pleased to see his friends.
(VAI1 kind of ilrtnka a wall a Ale and Torter,
vuif iaiv iu iii0 cuj wuere you can gel u.
fa" Va . Va
(t - mmw mm
I14S a a - . m r, -av a
Wall Paper, Curtains
AND ROOM MOULDINGS,
No. 1401 Second Avenue.
Wall Paper at and Below Cost
Window Shades at Cost.
Department for we MUST
KINGSBURY & SON,
1705 Secend Avenne.
and Ibe well known drink "Half and 'air," the
.sar a. t-'
AN EVIDENCE OF ESTEEM.
iletirin,; Auditor Whitridge, of the
Jl. I. & P., Surprised.
Preaeated With a Preelona Krmem-
braaet fro at II In 'o- I.aborr r---..
Plraatat F.vrnlnaat Itapt. Madlaw's
The beautiful and inviting new borne
of General Superintendent H. B. Bud
low, of the R. I. & P. road, at the coin
ner of Twentieth street and Sixth ave
nue, wan oc New Year's eve the scene of
the largest gathering of R. 1. & P. em
ployes that has been known since the
popular and prosperous short line was
constructed. The affair was wholly in
honor of the retiring auditor. II. C. Whit
ridge an j wife, but the extent and enjoy
ment afforded, as well as in another way,
tbe ocm.sion was a great surprise to the
estimab e people. It was to them a ser
ies of pleasant revelations especially to
Mr. Whitridge. Mr. Sudlow had
invited Nr. and Mrs. Whitridge to
spend t ie evening at his residence, and
knowing that the other employes of the
road wi re anxious to present the retiring
auditor with an evidence of their esteem
and gcod will, had, unknown to Mr.
Whitriilge, requested the chief officials,
heads c f departments and clerical forces
to call, and had communicated bis desire
also tf the agents and conductors to
choose from their number as many as
could conveniently be present.
Accordingly there was an assembling of
fully tl irty employes of the road at the
depot at tbe foot of Twentieth street
shortly before 8 o'clock and all proceeded
to Mr. Sudlow's house in a body. Mr.
and i'rs. Whitridge had arrived in the
meant me and the inpouriny was to them
a grest surprise. The guests were all
cordia ly leceived by their chief and his
wife aid made to feel at home at once.
It was but a short time before supper
was ar nounced and all repaired to the
delightful dining room, where, under
Mrs. Sudlow's direction a most elaborate
and simputous feast bad been spread.
Mr. St dlow sat at the head of the table,
with Mr. Whitridge at his right and Gen
eneral Freight and Ticket Agent Stock
house on his left, the complete list of
those who were seated about the table
being as follows:
General Sunt. 11. B. Sudlow: General
Freight and Ticket Agent R Stockhouse;
r.i-Aiulitor II. U. Whitridge, Master Me
chanic Joseph Eider; Roarimaster J. E.
Breckinridge; Chief Train Dispatcher II.
P. Greenough; Cashier R. Slaymaker;
assistunt to superintendent. W. S. Ful
mer; tsistant to general freight agent,
M. A. Patterson, assistant to general
ticket accnt, E. G. Spauldine; assis'ant
to auditor. T. W. Hartley; clerk. Hugh
A. Jf bnston.
Agents. F. II. Rockwell, Rock Island;
J. M. Allen, Peoria; C. W. Purviance,
Wyoning; A. F. Sticknev. Toulon; W.
M. Hill. Galva; G. A. Cooper, Cam
bndg ;; C H. Lippincott. Orion.
Conductors, J. C. Auld, W. O. Hitch
cock, H. J. Horn, Thos. Doty, 1. R. Pit
ney. H. Harrison, book-keeper; P. Green
wait, cashier. Coal Valley, Mining com
pany At a side table wtre Mrs. Sudlow, Mrs.
Whitridge. Mrs. Stockhouse and Miss
Jenn e Warrick, the latter stenographer
in tbs general offices of the R. I. & P.
Ad hour or more passed in an appre
ciative discussion of the delicious variety
with which the tables were heaped, and
after all had partaken abundantly, Mr.
Stool. house spoke as follows:
My P. ar Mr. Whitrldce:
In the name of the officers, agents.
conductors and other employes of the
Rock Island & Peoria railway com
pany, I hereby present this little
gem as a slight token of their es
teem and friendship and their good will
toward you. On this occasion, and
after you have concluded to sever the
conrection, which has torso many years
existed between you. and those assem
bled here tonight, permit me to say, not
in tie spiiitof fKttery, not as the utter
ance of empty words or meaningless
phrases, but as a true expression of our
feelings toward you, that "your friends
are many; your foes none," and that
asid'9 from the sentiments of friend-
hhip and good will, there is but one
other feeling which accompanies our
gift, that of regret, to lose one, who
by Ins friendly conduct, his frank and
sinc ere demean er in all his dealings with
us, has endeared himself to all of ua.
Qualities like these, my dear sir, are not
easi y forgotten; they are appreciated
ana treasured in a world where tbe no
bler traits of character and human nature
are often being absorbed in the meaner
disj osition, and are rewarded by kindly
wishes and offerings from friendly hands.
Take, then, this little present in the
spirit in which it is offered, of sincere
love and esteem, and good will, and may
it. I right and sparkling, always remind
you that you have left far behind friends
who will remember you, and will in all
con Jitions of your future life, feel and
sympathize with you.
Hay yur future be as clear and free
from darkening shadows as this little
gem, and your path in life even and un
troubled by uncertainty. This is the
heartfelt wish of all of us.
He then presented Mr. Whitridge with
a b ;autiful diamond stud, on tbe accep
tance of which the recipicnt.subjected as
be was again to pleasant surprise, evinced
deep emotion; but be fittingly acknowl
edged the high compliment and expressed
his gratitude not only for the lovely gift.
bu for tbe sentiment which accompanied
it. He would always prize and cherish
it, he said. He had been so many years
associated with those who bad partici-
pa d in its presentation that he felt be
bad a personal acquaintance and endur
inf; friendship with each. He would re
member them all aa long as he byed.
n the diversity of amusement which
fol owed. there was instrumental music by
Cbas. II. Lippincott, agent at Orion, and
M. A. Patterson, assistant to the general
freight agent, and other means of enter-
ta nment highly as enjoyable.
Ibe company broke up shortly before
tha midnight hour, but not too early for
ea:h one to extend "A Happy New Tear"
greeting to Mr. Whitridge and to tbe
generous hearted host and his accom
pl ahed wife, as he took his departure.
Mr. Whitridge formally retired from
hii position as auditor of the R. I. & P.
tl is morning. He leaves for California
with his family in about two weeks.
THE MODERN WOODMEN.
What Attorney General Hunt Claims
t Have lHaeovered and Ills Pro
In the Chicago Inter-Ocean of recent
date appeared a special telegram reading
The numerous complaints that began
pouring into the state auditor's office last
November from members of the Modern
Woodmen of America In regard to the
wrong doings of the officers of the order
in Illinois caused an investigation of the
affairs of the institution to be made by
State Auditor Pavey. This investigation
was made by experts, rigidly performed,
and submitted to the auditor, who has
carefully examined it, and this afternoon
submitted the matter to Attorney General
Hunt and requested him to bring suit.
The matter is now out of tbe auditor's
hands, and this will explain where and how
the case new stands. It is understood
that the investigation developed the fact
that in addition to tbe payment of tbe
Bernum claim which was fraudulent,
there are quite a number of irregulari
ties. Tbe order as aa order seems to be
in a healthy and prosperous condition.
Tbe trouble appears to be in the man
agement at the headquarters of the
association. An effort is now being
made to hold a head camp meeting, but
this will probably be considered unnec
essary, as the matter is now wholly in the
hands of the attorney general, and it is
presumed that tbe laws of the state are
competent to correct all abuses. Attor
ney General Hunt will prepare bis infor
mation as soon as convenient, and suit
will probably be brought in the February
term of the Whiteside circuit court.
A private message from Chicago to
the Moline Dispatch, bears thusly on tbe
State Auditor Pavey has made his re
port to Attorney General Hunt, as the
result of his examination into the condi
tion ni auairs 01 me moaern woodmen
of America, and the report sustains allA
ami more 100, or me cnarges made by
Dr. McKinnie against Root and bis man
agement. It is a most emphatic vindica
tion of all that Dr. McKinnie has done to
expose this great fraud. Hunt will soon
bring suit to oust ut of office the guilty
Lincoln Camp 153, Modern Woodmen
of Moline, at its meeting Monday night
adopted resolutions accusing the head
camp of crooked work, sustaining Dr.
McKinnie and condemning Root and tbe
WooJmen organ The Echo, and encourag
ing McKinnie in bis fight against the
Began the Xew Year Kight.
At the residence of Mr. A. F. Cutter,
in Davenport, Tuesday evening, occurred
the marriage of Miss Frances A. Cutter,
daughter of the late A. F. Cutter, of this
city.to Mr. Geo. W. Boynton, of this city
Rev. J. B. Little, of Davenport, offlcl
ting. The couple left for the west on a
wedding trip, and upon their return
their home will be with the groom's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Boyaton'
13 Twenty-third street this city. Mr.
Boynton is civil engineer for the Rock Is
land road with headquarters at Daven
port, has made bis own way to a position
of importance and trust, and is very pop
ular with all who know him His bride
has many admirers in Rock Island, which
was for so many years her home, and
where she was always regarded as one of
the city's most accomplished daughters.
At the residence of Mr. Geo. E. Bai
ley, Spencer place, yesterday afternoon,
Rev. G. W. Gue officiated in the ceremo
ny which united in marital bonds, Mr.
William T. Drips, of Sioux Falls, South
Dakota, and Miss Lelah A. Bailey. The
ceremony was performed in the presence
of a large number of relatives and friends
of tbe popular young couple, and was
followed by a superb wedding repast.
Mr. and Mrs. Drips leave for their new
home at Sioux Falls tonight, wbere Mr.
Drips holds a responsible editorial posi
tion on the Argu$-Leader, one of tbe
leading representative papers in the new
state, a position which be hss attained
through his industry and sterling merit
as a newspaper man. Mrs. Drips was
reared u Rock Island and her husband
may well be congratulated on winning so
sweet and lovable a woman to share tbe
lights and shadows that the future may
have in store for him.
Mr. and Mrs. II. J. iLowrey enter
tained tbe East End progressive euchre
club Tuesday evening.
The Y. M. C. A. held iu annual New
Year's reception and a large number of
young men called and were pleasantly
entertained. A splendid dinner was
spread late in the afternoon.
A successful surprise occurred at tbe
home of Officer and Mrs. Geo. Hetter,
619 Ninth street. New Year's eve, about
twenty of their friends calling, and
spending a happy evening.
Miss Louise Whisler assisted by Misses
Blanding, Denkmann, Wilcox, Lee, Car
rie and Esther Rosenfield. and Nina
Thompson, of Davenport, received at the
home of her parents, Capt. and Mrs.
Whisler, 904 Second avenue. There
were a large number of callers, and elabo
rate refreshments were served.
Miss Annie Buford received at her
home. 1011 Second avenue, assisted by
Misses Frysinger, Gest, Moore, Jackson,
Rosenfield, Sudlow, Curtis, and the Misses
Mary and Sadie Dart. The young ladies
were the recipients of many compli
ments and refreshments were served to
those who called.
Yesterday was the thirty-second birth
day anniversary of Mr. Louis Kobn. and
about twenty couple of bis friends had
planned a delightful surprise on him at
his borne, 1520 Sixth avenue. A boun
teous dinner was spread, and a season of
happiness followed. Among those pres
ent was Mrs. Max Adler, of Minneapolis.
W.SJ.T. I .
The Woman's Christian Temperance
Union of Rock Island county will hold a
convention in Moline tomorrow, com
mencing at 9:80 a. ra. Mrs. L. S.
Rounds, of Chicago, will be present and
will give a public address in the evening.
Members of the Y. W. C. T. U. of this
city are invited to attend. Mrs. Rounds
will give an address in tbe Broadway
Presbyterian church on Sunday evening,
tha First M. E. church uniting in the
service. The regular monthly meeting of
the Y. W. C. T. U. occurs Saturday at
8 p. m, in the Y. M. C. A. rooms. A
full attendance is desired.
Write it 1890.
This is more like weather.
Did you "swear off" yesterday T
Dancing at Turner hall Saturday even
ing. Have you kept your good resolutions
Dancing at .Turner ball Saturday
Hon. nl Mrs. E. W. Hurst spent New
Year's in Chicago.
The rink will be open for beginners
Mr. Benj. Whitsilt, of Preemption, was
in the city today.
The tax collector's notice appears on
another part of this page.
Ladies free at the rink Friday night.
Good music in attendance.
Mr. Judd Repine is now employed at
the Nebraska Iron works at Lincoln.
The toll collections at Rock river
bridges for December were $274.41.
Loosley's crockery store has been con
nected with the telephone system. Tbe
number is 1191.
1890 didn't make a very favorable im
pression yesterday. It is doing better
today, however, thank you.
Lost A small box addressed to W. J.
Criswell, Beardstown, III. A reward will
be given. Leave at this office.
Mr. Geo. Wagner, of the Atlantic
brewery, has sent out one of the most
ornamental calendars of the season.
John Ohlweiler, Jr., is the happiest
man in the Secoad ward today. His
wife presented him with a son this morning.
L'The water registered at the govern
ment guage this morning 3 deg. below
the low water mark the lowest on rec-
In writing your date lines now, don't
forget to shove that 9 up a notch
in place of the second 8 and add the
Mr. Julius Enveshenger, engineer at
Huber'8 brewery, died at St. Luke's hos
pital of consumption yesterday, aged
Wm. Chatterton, the actor of the Ham-
lim company slabbed Christmas eve, has
recovered so far as to be able to leave the
city this morning.
The Lmon announces a ten horse ens
gine for sale. "A one-horse paper given
away," will be the next announcement
from that quarter.
Mr. Chas. F. Fleming leaves for San
ose, Cal., tonight, on a month's visit to
his family. The distributing house here
n. : 1 1 v. : i . i rv . .
ire in cuarge 01 AlVlD UATl QUnng
I ais absence.
Rev. Dr. Ewing, ex-president of Fair
neld, Iowa, college, will preach In
the Central church next Sanday morning
nd evening, and may be called to the
pastorate as Rev. Meldrum 's successor
The "Great Rock Island Route" is die
tnbuting its annual New Year's compli
ments in tbe way of calendars more
unique and handsome in design than
heretefore, an article of ornament and
The rumor published by tbe Arqcs a few
days since that the Union was about to
drop $10,0(10 of its much boasted capital
stock, has been amply verified. With the
advent of the New Year the morning con
cern surrendered its associated press
franchise and gave up the idea of pub
lishing telegraphic news dispatches. As a
consequence Rock Island has ceased to be
a night telegraph office, Manager Looney
having received word to discontinue it as
The last will of Geo. W. Space, of
Bowling, was recorded Tuesday after
noon. All the property is bequeathed to
the widow during her life, at the end of
which it is to be divided among the chil
dren tbe oldest son to receive $400 out of
the estate, and bis sons Amasa and George
Space $200 each. The balance of the
estate is bequeathed to his daughters,
Rebecca. Rachel, Jane and Olive Space,
equally divided. Messrs. J. Huyett and
Jacob Adams witnessed the will, which
bears date Nov. 7, 1889.
Tbe Union takes advantage of an or
dinary slip of the pencil in this manner:
"Is Marshall Miller becoming a profit?
The evening sheet makes known his re
port or programme of arrests, fines, etc.
for January." The Union might have
had as much "profit" as it accuses Mar
shal "1" Miller of haying.bad it got a month
or bo ahead once in a while as it accuses
the Argtjs of being, instead of invariably
several months in the rear. It would not
then have been necessary for it to have
discarded $10,000 worth of iu much
boasted capital stock.
A Peoria man has invented a police
man's club, which, although it looks like
an ordinary "billy," is so constructed
that if the rough resisting the officer gets
hold of tbe billet, as soon as the strain
comes on the chain tbe outside slips off
and a small metal billet is released and is
still attached to the officer's wrist by the
chain. Again, should the fight be des
perate and the rough again succeeds in
getting hold of the implement and
wrestling it from the officer's grasp, the
outside of the billet goes again, and this
time a formidable dirk knife is left in the
band of tbe officer.
An anxious newspaper man says that
the present custom of calling a person
who operates a typewriter also a type
writer is a source of a great deal of anx
iety once in a while. For instance we
read of a man who ran away with a type
writer, and to save our life we couldn't
tell whether be had stolen a machine or
been stolen by a machination. There is
a wide difference between tbe two situa
tions. On one hand he would be classed
as a common, every day thief, on the
other one of the luckiest fellows on earth.
By all means let us have a new word for
either the typewriter or the operator, so
we can distinguish in such cases as the
V. 8. Siaiiai. Omcm. I
WaahinHon- I- C..Ju. 1 I
For the next 24 hours for Illinois:
A POOd cook Win tad Tnnntra nf tfM
Chas. C. Carter, corner Sixteenth street
ana inira avenue.
A reat Hlanahter.
Assignees' sale of clothing, hats, caps,
trunks, satchels and gentlemen's furnish
ing goods at the Golden Eagle clothing
house. Rock Island, 111., commencing
Dec. 31, 1889. Goods must be sold for
cash for benefit of creditors. Now is
the time to clothe yourselves. Go before
an the great bargains are gone.
H. P. Hull, Assignee.
Pimples, boils and other humors are
liable to appear when the blood gets
nested. To cure them, take Hood s Bar-
Mclntire Bros, have a new and reliable
kid glove cleaner; cleans perfectly and
leaves no odor.
BOTNTOK CUTTER At the renldence of hr
brother, Mr A. F. Cutter, Davenport, Iowa, on
TnPsdT evening. Die. 81t, 1889, by the Rev. J.
d. inline, mr. ueorge u. Boynton ana Miss r ran -ces
Chas. A. Steel, - Manager.
ONE NIGHT ONLY.
SATURDAY EVE., JAN. 4th.
Something to Ponder Overl
A Thing of Beantv!
t6,000 Production :
The Palace of Lace
Designed expressly for the Howard Show.
Do not mis It.
The S3,000 Sensation !
Living Art Pictures !
The Rib Tickler!
Fnnny! Fnnny! Girls I Women! Girls 1
Prices 75, 60 and 25 cents.
Pay Your Taxes
The Taxes for 1889 are now
due and payable to the Collec
tor at County Treasurer's office
in court house building.
Secured by First Mortgage,
TOB SALI AT
6J AND 7 PER CENT.
INTIBKST COLLICTD WITHOUT CHaHSC.
No tronhle or expense spared to teenre choicest
Oar Fourteen years' experience and long es
tablished local agencies give us
Call or write for circulars or references.
in seas of
$200.00 and Upwards
For sale, secured on land worth from
three to five times the amount
of the loan
Interest 7 per cent semi annually, collected and
remitted free of charge.
E. W. HURST,
Attorney at Law
Booms X and 4 Masonic Temp'e,
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
on Improved Farms in the
Best Counties of Iowa,
The Farms were Inspected by
C. A. FIOKE,
813 Main St.. DAVENPORT. IA.
Winter & Lemburg,
Wholesale Dealers and Importer of
Wines and Lipors,
Nos. 1616 and 1618
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
TOO MANY CLOTH NEWMARKETS AT
20 PER CENT DISCOUNT.
It is the old story, mild weather, "the winter of our discoasent" is
here. Beginning Monday evening, Dec. 23d, we will deduct
from price of all Cloth Garments, Newmarkets, Jackets,
three-fourths lengths, and Children's Cloaks,
20 Per Cent or 1-5.
A beautiful assortment from which to make your selections.
The cold weather is yet to come.
Our Holiday Handkerchief Sale has been a success
and will be continued till after New Years. Dress Goods
Silks, Cloaks, Silk Umbrellas, Ladies' Aprons, and
many other goods suitable for useful holiday gifts.
Buy Shawls Now.
W in ess
Geo. W. 3D. Harris,
Real Estate and Insurance,
229 Seventeenth 8t, under Commercial Hotel, ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
The nicest Christmas or New Years present to make to your
family would b9
A House and Lot,
A Few Acres on the Bluff,
Western Land, or
any good renting property.
If YOJ hava anything to exchange or want your property insured in flrst-class
companies, call on Geo. W. D. Harris before Jan. 1 to enable you to make a sultao
ble present acceptable at any time.
Only $1,00 PER G-ALLON,
POST OFFICE BLOCK.
ROCK ISLAND HOUSE BARBER SHOP
Have been re-opened nnder the tnaBement of
ilciti a there of public patronage. Tbe abop
pered throughout and tbe batb rooma re carp,
LOWEST PRICES IN IE COT
Children's Felt Slippers, - -
Misses' . . .
Women's " "
Misses' High Button Gaiters -
Gentlemen's Patent Leather Pumps
In Gentlemen's Holidav SliDoera we
70c to t3 50. Felt Boots and Overs sold regardless of cost. 5 - ?
Electric Sudor for the feet, S cents per box. . v r
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
Rock Island. Illinois.
; ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
AND BATH ROOMS, '
Mr. HARRT FAT, a Hm-claae barber, wfca
bee been renovated, re-ralnted aad re-pa-
ted, in fact everything lain Iret-clara ahape.
Shoe Stores W
".350 -.: I
- 75o : 4. JJ IT
$140 ' 'i--:
hava tha finest aannrtmAnt In tha ri t.
SHOE STORE, 1118 Becond Avemt.
3928 Fifth Avenue