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THE -ROOK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 1800.
Cook Stoves j Ranges
RIVERSIDE OAK S10VES,
Boynton Celebrated Furnaces,
Wrought Steol Ranges
17 i8u maces ior tieating ana
i a I . m r .
1617 Second avenne,
CLOSING OUT PRICES.
Plush Cabinet Albums 38 cents,
Leather Cabinet Albums 78 cents,
Sleds Below Cost,
Work Baskets Below Cost,
Stationery at 20 per cent off,
Cabinet Frames 20 per cent off;
Bibles at Cost,
Bid BARGAINS in Every
CLOSE out our Stock in Twenty Days.
KINGSBURY & SON,
1705 Secend Avenne.
UNTIL JAN. 1.
With every order of Cabinet Photngrupba we will present an extra
Pboto handsomely framed in a sold furnished frame, well worth $1,00.
We would suggest that parties who wish to send Photo abroad for
the Holidays would do well to engage a sitting at an early dnte.
To 1725 Second Avenue,
Yon are invited to call at the corner of Brady and Sec
ond street, Davenport, and gt a good warm pair of
You can save MORE than your street car fare,
a New Year's resolve to go and try it.
The Davenport Shoe Co.,
COR. BRADY AND SECOND,
Has opened bis New and Spacious
No. 1C20 to 162C Third avenue,
where he would be pleased to see bis friends.
rwAll klnil. of drlnln well a Ala and Porter, and the well known drink "Half and 'alf."
only place In the city where you can get It.
a. a r
Wall Paper, Curtains
AND ROOM MOULDINGS,
No. 1401 Second Avenne.
and Steel Dome Furnaces.
1 TT . . -a
v enuiaung iurnisnea on ap
Rook Island, Ills.
Wall Paper at and Below Cost
Window Shades at Cost.
Department for we MTJStI
AN IMPORTANT PROJECT
Col. J. II. Whittemore's Celebrated
Dieri lorn ef Plaaa far It Haaafae
trt HereA Oafereaee at the
Hatper The 4aa - Briefly Da
A conference is being held at the Har
per this afternoon of representative citi
tens c f Rock Island, Holine and Daven
port, with C1. J. M. Whittemore, com'
mand tnt at Rock Island arsenal, the pur
pose (f which is to adopt plans, if possi
ble. bf which the manufacture of the gun
mart a made one of the industries of
Rock Island arsenal. Tbe views of Col.
Whiltamore have been soiicted on the
subject and also a description of tbe gun,
It wait in the direction of the experiments
with this new steel gun for sea coast de
fence that his time was mostly occupied
at Wttervliet arsenal. West Troy, N. Y..
where he was stationed from June, 1886
Allusion has been frequently made by the
A roc i to this gun since Col. Whitte
more') arrival at Rock Island arsenal and
something of a description has been giv
en. Just now this piece of machinery is
attracting the attention of the world, as
it is especially designed and con
structed for Hue in seacoast protec
tion; indeed it is intended as in
itself a fortification for cities open to
naval attack. The gun is a breech
loader, with calibre of from six to six
teen inches, carrying projectiles of 100 to
2,000 pounds, fired by powder charges
of one-third to one-half the weight of
tbe projectile, tbe range being from six
to fourteen miles. It consists principally
of a s .eel barrel, very long, with a jacket
sbrunt on the breech end with steel hoop
braceh shrunk on from the breech to the
muzzle end. The apparatus for closing
the breech after the projectile and charge
are iaserted, is a complicated piece of
There are two systems for
accomplishing this, tbe one adopted by
the United States government, being the
French or slotted screw system. Tbe
other which is used extensively in the
oldwirld, is known as the Krupp. Two
to thiee years are consumed in tbe man-
ufact ire ot the gun that is from the
time tbe steel forcings are cast at tbe
founcry, until tbe completed gun is
turnel out of the factory.
As has bee a previously stated, the gov-
ernmt nt has authorized but one factory
for tbe manufacture of these guns so far.
It is at Watervliet arsenal, Col.. Whitte
more' late command. The capacity of
that srsenal is regarded as insufficient to
furnteh and turn out annually over thirty
guns, while the calibre of tbe guns ac
cording to the arsenal's equipment, can
not e (ceed twelve Inches. Tbere are about
two 'bousand ' of these guns necessary
and it is manifest therefor that other fa-
cilitiei be provided for their more rapid
consfiiclion. Col. Whittemore having
designed the plant as well as supervised
the construction of this celebrated gun.
is capable of sneakm? from Dractical
know edge and it is his belief that
additional plants for the manufacture of
this gin be established at Rock Island
arsen u and on tbe Pacific coast. Hav
ing g ven the subject of the establish
ment of a plant here much consideration
and investigation since his arrival, and
bavin; been through the experiences of
estab isb!ng the first works for tbe con
strue ion of tbe gun, Col. Whittemore is
able of course to make recommendations
whict will carry great weight when con
sider d by the war department. lie be
lieves that two at present unnsed build
ings might readily be converted into fac
tories with a capacity of eighteen lathes
each for finishing guns up to a calibre of
twelve inches, which weigh fifty-two tons
and throw, a projectile weighing 1,000
pounds with a charge of 300 to 500
pounds of powder. Ilia idea ib to place
tbe engines and boilers, and shrinkage
pita for both wings of each building' in
tbeir respective areas between the wings.
mak it g the fronts between the connect
ing wings the finishing shops, each wing
to contain three rows of lathes, ninety
feet long, with a travelling crane over
head running across the building, and
rail wry tracks between the lathes pro
vided with turntables by which the heavy
piece, tubes, etc.. could be taken from
the lathes and carried to the shrinkage
pit acd heating furnace for tbe purpose
of being shrank together one shrinkage
pit at swering for both wings of a build
ing. He estimates the cost of putting
these two buildings in the shape outlined
at f 1K),000 for both. From an econo
mic point of view the advantages of Rock
Island arsenal are far in advance of any
other, while in the question of power it
exceels all others and the fact that the
buildings are already on hand which could
be utilized, is very important, this alone
savin fully half a million.
Col Whittemore appeared before the
meeti ig at tbe request and solicitation of
those composing it and an earnest and
united effort will be made to impress up
on th government the advantage of car
rying out tbe colonel's plans.
Pa I lee Fatata.
John Wood, t denizen of Dock street,
repos ss in tbe cooler tor intoxication.
A i eddler named Levi B. Miller was
taken in by Officer Mulqueen last even
ing fcr pursuing his avocation without a
iicensi. This morning he was fined $5
and costs and sentenced to jail until the
amount is paid. lie put on a defiant air
and slid as soon as he got out would go
and violate the law again. The police
will accordingly take him in again. The
count il will probably adopt measures to
prote ct itself and the people against these
nuisaices at its next meeting.
A Cireat Wtukter,
Aat.ignees' sale of clothing, hats, caps.
trunks, satchels and gentlemen's furnish
ing .foods at tbe Golden Eagle clothing
housi. Rock Island, CI., commencing
Dec. 31. 1889. Goods mast be sold for
cash for benefit of creditors. Now is
th e ti xte to clothe yourselves. Go before
ail tbs great bargains are gone.
H. P. Bull. Assignee.
Mtlntira Bros, have a new and reliable
kid zlove cleaner; cleans perfect! v and
leaves no odor.
WHO WON THE WAGON.
The "Weekly Ara-aa Prtae Captare
by Matkew eh.are-r.af Zaaaa.
Tbe drawing for the prize wagon of
fered to subscribers of the Weekly Abs
ecs who had paid up to Jan. 1, 1890,took
place at the Ahocs, office at 1:15 this
afternoon, and the operation lasted fif
teen minutes. Sheriff T. S. Sllvis, Coun
ty Treasurer John Schafer, Jr.. and Mr.
J. R. Johnston were invited to act as
judges, the desire being to get three en
tirely disinterested citizens who had no
tickets on the wagon .
Tbe usual form of conducting drawings
of this kind was observed. A number of
tickets corresponding to the numbers on
tickets on the wagon were placed in one
box, and an equal number of tickets in
another, one being marked "wagon" and
the others blank. Johnny Colligan, the
office boy, was blindfolded and permitted
to draw from each box simultaneously a
ticket until tbe one marked "wagon'came
out, and the number on the correspond
ing ticket in the other hand was tbe
There were 190 tickets drawn before
the "wagon" one came, while in the other
hand the boy held 139. Reference to tbe
stub book showed that Matthew Schafer,
a brother of County Treasurer Schafer,
held the number.
An order will be issued on the Moline
Wagon company for the wagon and will
be mailed to Mr. Schafer. The Weekly
Arucb regrets that all of its subscribers
could not have drawn a wagon, and it de
sires in tbe same connection to congrnU
ulate Mr. Schafer. and to thank all friends
who have shown an interest in the uns
Ibe following card has been issued byl
undersigned. aDDOinted as
judges to supervise the drawing of thte I
Drize PllL the Mnlinn wiimn in th
weekly subscribers of the Argus, do
hereby certify that the same was con
ducted in a fair and impartial manner.
and that ticket No. 188, issued to Matthew
Schafer, of Zwma, was the lucky one.
T. S. Silvis,
Jno. Schafer, Jr.,
J. R. Johnston.
The following telegram was sent to
Mr. Schafer this afternoon notifying him
of bis good fortune:
A none Omca, Boca Ialaiid, Jan. 4, 1890.
Mr. Matthew Schafer. Port Byron. Ill
I ictet jno. 133. held bv vou. has drawn
Moline wagon. Congratulations on vour
gooa iuck. J. w. Potter.
A WATER FAMINE FEARED
The mace at the River Lower Thaa
Ever Before, and the Grave Appre
hraaiaaa that are Katrrtalard aa ta
The water in the Mississippi continues
to decline and this morning the guage at
the government bridge registers a foot
below the established low water mark
Tbe inlet pipe at tbe Rock Island water
works is exposed to view, while the
mouth of the pipe is so far up out of the
water that in the suction more air is
drawn in than water. The consequence
is that tbe greatest apprehension is felt
by Mayor McConochie and Supt. Mur
nn, and tbey are at work today putting
in a six-inch extension to the inlet pipe
with a view of reaching deeper water.
But this will only serve as a supply pipe
for a time; if theriver continues to keep
open it will be necessary to
again extend. The present accominoda
tions are all sufficient unless a heavy fire
should occur and in such an event it
would be difficult to foretell the conse
quences. At all events tbe present con
dition is one that may well warrant con
siderable anxiety as if the water should
get so low that tbe pipe could not reach
il and tbe suction be maintained, it would
prove a great hardship not only to manu
facturing industries and various kinds of
business dependent upon it, but to many
families whose consumption is only river
water, and who have no wells or cisterns.
In Davenport the situation is more
alarming than here as not only is the in
let pipe to its water works almost useless,
but there is no way of extending or
lowering it advantageously. That city,
however, Las temporary relief in its
reservoir which, howevtr, would not
avail continuous supply should the source
In Moline the situation is equally
alarming, as the mouth of the inlet pipe
to the waterworks in that city is almost
entirely above water, and a further de
cline would render it useless.
Tbe situation is one that impresses tbe
city of Rock Island with three urgent
duties one to extend and lower the inlet
pipe while the water is low; another to
build a reservoir on the bluff, and the
third to equip a fire department with
an electric alarm and men always on duty,
so that by getting there quickly there
will not be the demand for water such as
tbere would be now.
The ferry Spencer is having a hard
time of it making trips, only four round
trips having been made this forenoon.
The water is only knee deep in many
places where ordinarily it is twelve to
Mr. and Mrs. David Don gave a pleas
ant progressive euchre party last evening,
Miss Maggie Dart entertained a danc
ing party of about thirty couples last
evening at the home of her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. A. C. Dart Schillinger's or
chestra furnished the music, and the re
freshments constituted a feature.
At Mr.and Mrs. Morris Rosenfleld's par
ty Thursday night the booby prize was a
small image of the famous "Don McGin
ity." W. W. Egglesion won it, and the
fact inspired Dr. Eysler to frequently
sing several verses of the striking song of
The Hospital Guild will meet at Mrs.
J. M. Buford's residence, Monday at 8 p.
m. A full attendance ia desired for tbe
annual election of officers.
M. C. Homus, Sec
IT. 8. Bisitax. Orrica,
1 Washington, D. C-, Jan, 4. f
For the next 24 hours for Illinois:
Fair, bat probably rain or snow.
Play "Marie's Waltz" at Taylor's.
Several more cases of La Grippe are
Everything goes for 75c on the dollar.
at the Fair.
Mr. Andrew Donaldson, of Rural, was
in the city yesterdaj .
Follow the crowd going to the Fair for
bargains 25 per cent off.
Skating at the rink Tuesday evening
Ladies free. Good music.
i ne may uowara Burlesque company
appears at the theatre tonight.
now ia your time to buy goods at a
bargain 25 per cent off at the Fair.
Mr. Thos. Hayes, of EJgington, was
among the visitors to the city today.
Clinton, Iowa, has a new paper. It
flies the caption of the Saturday Evening
Sump Deputy M.Lee Gait's collections
for December were: beer, $3,006 25;
cigars. 419 80; tobacco, f 3 60.
urana rsme or a breach-loading gun
a m m -
at 8. A. Marsch all's saloon on Third ave
nue tonight. Everybody is invited.
Mr. T. E. Gray and daughter. Miss
Ellen J. Gray, leave Monday for Wichita
to visit Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Anawalt,
the latter being a sister to Mr. Gray.
Circuit court convenes next Monday
afternoon at 2 o'clock for the January
term. Judge Smith will probably pre
News was received this afternoon of
tbe death at Burlington of Mrs. Rev,
Phillip Barlb, mother of Drs. G. E. and J.
M. Barth, and they left for Burlington
Sheriff Silvis has appointed Mr. J. W
pavanaugb, his recent deputy, a bailiff
to serve during the coming term of court,
and Mr. Cavanaugh has accepted. A
wiser and better selection could not have
At tbe regular meeting of tbu Black
Hawk Building and Loan association last
evening there were applications for loans
aggregating $14,250 and ten were award
ed amounting to $9,800, at a premium of
28$ cents per share.
Miss Sadie Cool and her friend, Miss
Brov.n, of Cordova, were in the city to
day, the guests of the family of Mr. Geo,
E. Bailey, in whose company they called
at the Arous office and were shown
through the bnilding. They have been
attending tne y. u. T. U. meeting at
Miss Susanna Holland, whose death
was recorded In last night's Argus, was
a neice of Supervisor and Mrs. Wm. At
kinson and the last time she was out was
to attend a gathering at Mr. Atkinson
Christmas day, and while suffering acute
pain on that occasion, she was neverthe
less a source of joy and sunshine to all
about her, as her whole life was.
Opinions differ among our physician
on toe suoiect or "La Grippe as to
whether it is making its appearance here
Some aver that already the disease has
manifested itself in scattered cases, while
others claim that there are no cases of
the genuine article in the neighborhood
If you are a devotee of fashion you have
"La Grippe," if not, you have a plebian
- Marcus Beal, a messenger for tbe
American Express company on tbe Rock
Island and St. Louis run, has given up
railroading for the purpose of engaging
in the gents' furnishing business with bis
brother. Geo. E. Beal, at Cedar Rapids.
e has been a faithful express messen
ger for fifteen years, and it is the wish of
hirfrieetisthat he may be as successful
in business avocations.
One of the most popular commercial
men who registers periodically at the
Harper is Mr.-Joseph S- Hibbs. Esq., of
Philadelphia, who has a thirteen year old
son who promises to write his name in
the temple of fame as a poet. The little
man's name is Franklin Colbert Hibbs,
and he has written a poem on tbe "Chil
dren's Christmas" that would do credit to
heads twice as old in years and exper
ience. Mr. Hibbs is Quite reasonably very
proud of bis promising son.
Manager.W. T. Griffith, of the Central
Union Telephone company, in the three
cities, has resigned that position, to take
effect 'Feb. 1st and has accepted the pro
position of Allen & Swiney, as manager
of the Dubuque electric road. He will
be here for a time yet, and his family will
Mnbahly rprnain in Davenport for sev
eral months, but he now feels that his
lot is cast with Dubuque. He has no
idea who will be his successor.
The big fire across the river Tuesday
evening which illumined the sky so tha't
it couia De plainly seen., thirty miles dis
tant, started at Copperas creek, and
fanned by the wind, cut a swath five
miles long and two wide. Tbe dry prai
rie and swamp grass burned rapidly, but
died down on reaching the timber. A
number of fences which were in the path
of the fire were burned. The burning of
fences on the Brunn farm was greatest,
and will entail quite a loss. No houses
are reported burned . The fire may have
swept on and done considerable damage.
naa u not oeen enectuall y checked later
in the evening bv the rain Munrntinn
The marriage of Miss Minnie Ransom,
daughter of Capt. W. J. Ransom, to Mr.
Wilber B. Barker last Wednesday even
ing was a joyous New Year's event not
until now chronicled in the Argus. Rev.
H. C. Leland, of the First Baptist church,
performed the solemn yet happy cerenio
ny in the presence of a few intimate ac
quaintances and relatives. The happy
young couple received a large number of
valuable presents, evincing the esteem in
which tbey are held by all who enjoy
their acquaintance. Barker is the well
known grocer at the corner of Tenth
street and Fourth avenue and is one of
Rock Island's thorough-going, industris
ous business men. Mrs. Barker has al
ways been greatly admired because of her
natural graces and attainments and is re
garded as one of the most gifted sopranos
in the three cities.
There will be a meeting of tbe direc
tors of the Rock Island Building associa
tion Tuesday evening, January 7, 1890,
ior the purpose of loaning money. Stock
in the 81st series now iaeaed.
E. EL. GrjTKH. Seo'y.
FOB RENT A BIV COTTAGE OF JOUB
rooms. Mo. 18il Elm street; enquire of W.
xuais. no. wtm nirteenin avenue.
Cbas. A. Bthl, - - Manager:
ONE RIGHT ONLT.
SATURDAY EVE., JAN. 4th.
Something to Ponder Over t
a mine or Beantv
15,000 Production 1
The Palace of Lace
Dealcned expreaely for the Howard Show.
Do not mist it.
The 18,000 Sensation 1
Living Art Plctnree !
The Rib Tickler!
The O-Horae-tn-Stetd t
runny! Funny I Olrlel Women 1 G trial
Prices 78, 50 and SS cents.
C. A. Btxcl, - - Manager.
JC8T ONE RIGHT,
THURSDAY, EVE., JAN. 9th.
America's Elite Minstrel Attraction,
The world's greateet trio of Mlnstrrl produce,
uuuer me maniffcmeiii 01 wm. nverPOle.
Positively presenting the same excellent nro-
rram that made the phenomenal hit at the Globe
Theatre, Boston, w eek of Aujz. 12lh.
Every Art New Every Act a Feature.
The New Fim Part,"
"The All America Base Ball Team."
"The New South."
"The Golden Shoe Onadrille "
Magnificent and elaborate production of James
uorman a original oriental operetta.
The Princess of Cambodia
The whole performance a most notable produc
tion In Modern Mintrely.
Prices-25, 50, 75c and Sl.OM; eeata at nsnal
Pay Your Taxes
ine raxes tor losy are now
due and payable to the Collec
tor at County Treasurer's office
in court house building.
U a 2
Secured by First Mortgage,
roa sal. at
AND 7 PER CENT.
IXTHIST COLLICTSS WITHOUT CHABGZ.
No trouble or expense snared to ,pcnr choicest
Our Fourteen years' experience and long es
tablished local aeenciee give us
Call or write for circulars or references.
lit arvs or
$200.00 and Upwards
For sale, secured on land worth from
three to five times the amount
of the loan.
Tntrat 7 m, uml .....11. 1 1. .1 .
remitted free of charge.
E. W. HURST,
Attorney at Law
Booms S 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 lmportan of
llfines and Lipors,
Nos. 1616 and 1618
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
-TOO MA.NY CLOTH
20 PER CENT DI8COUNT.
It is tbe old story, mild weather, "the winter ef our discoasent" U
here. Beginning Monday ereniDg, Dec. 28d, we will deduct
from price of all Cloth Garments, Newmarkets, Jackets,
three-fourths lengths, and Children'! Cloaks,
20 Per Cent or 1-6.
A beautiful assortment from which to make jour selection!.
The cold weather is yet to come.
Oar 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.
Real Estate and Insurance,
229 Seventeenth St., under Commercial Hotel, ROCK ISLAND, TM,.
The nicest Christmas or New Years present to make to your
family would be
A House and Lot,
A Few Acres on the Bluff.
Western Land, or
any good renting property.
If to J have anything to exchange or want your property insured in flrst-claas
companies, call on Ge. W. D. Harris before Jan. 1 to enable you to make a auiUs
ble present acceptable at any time.
Only $1,00 PER GALLON,
POST OFFICE BLOCK,
ROCK ISLAND HOUSE BARBER SHOP
AND BATH BOOMS.
Have been re-opened under tbe manafement of Mr. HARRY FAT. first-claas barber, who so
licit a share of public patronage. Toe sbop has been renovated, re-palatea ana rs-pa-perefl
throughout and lie bath room recarpeted. In fact everything la in first -class shape.
LOWEST PRICES m THE GITy
Schneider's Shoe Stores
Children's Felt Slippers, - -Misses'
" . . .
Women's " " - . -Misses'
High Button Gaiters -Women's
Gentlemen's Patent Leather Pumps
."men'srioliday Slippers we
70c totS 80. Felt Boots and Overs sold
cieviric Buaor ior me zeet, a cents per
ELM STREET SHOE STOBS
; ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
have the finest assortment in the city tt
regardless of cost.
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