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THE TCOCK 181 j AND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 18B0.
Or dry, we shall on Mooday a. m. Jan. 6,
tnrt a closing sale on our Bed Blankets
and Bed Comforts.
Bed Comforts 09c, 75c, 88c, 92c and
f 1 00 that are good warm comforts and
worth 85 to 83 per cent more.
Higher priced comforts still greater
White bed blanket at 62c per pair.
Grey bed blankets at 57c while they last.
All white blankets, all gray blankets
Bedford 10-4 white blankets carried
over from last season, were $2 00. marked
down flrat of this season to $1 63 We
place balance on sale Monday a m. 11
pairs, all there are left at 1 82 a pair.
One lot scarlet blanketa, odds and
ends, at 46c per pound.
One lot pure cochineal dye, all pure
long wool scarlet blanketa at 54c per
Oor special cut prices on Newmarkets and cloaks will be continued until stock
Is closed. It seems like making you a present when we sell you a Newmarket at
$8 50 which cost til 00 or 9 12.00 and for which we should have got $14 00 or
f 15 00, but so It is, and we shall continue to meet our fate and Rive you our profits
and a good deal more on all of this year's cloak stock.
1712. 1714. 171.
CLOSING OUT PRICES.
Plosh 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,
Wall Paper at and Below Cost
Window Shades at Cost.
BIO BARGAINS in Every Department for we MUST
CLOSE out our Stock In Twenty Days.
House Finishing Goods,
ggGas Fitting Stock
Ha opened his New and Spacious
No. 1C20 to 1G26 Third avenue,
where be would he pleased to see bis friends.
fTA klnil. of drink as wall Ala and Porter, nd the well known drink "Half and 'alf," the
only place In the city where you can get It.
A . A. A .
Wall Paper, Curtains
AND ROOM MOULDINGS,
No. 1401 Second Avenue.
Umbrellas delayed in transit. A
shipment of silk umbrellas bought for
the holiday trade got lost on the road and
were not received till after Christmas.
One lot of 60 Gloria silk umbrellas,
gold handles, go at 94c.
One lot of silk umbrellas, assorted
styles, would have so'd at $1.75, $2 00,
$2 18. 2 38 and 2 60. all toe latest styles
of gold and silver handles, all go at the
one price of f 1 62 for choice.
All our high price silk umbrellas
will be marked down to make a sale of
umbrellas worthy of the undertaking.
The numerous stvles do not permtt us to
describe them all but we must especially
urge your attention to the two prices of
91c and f 1.62. neither of which can again
Other rare bagnios in special styles
which roust be seen to be appreciated.
1718. 1730 and 1723 Hkcond Avknuk.
KINGSBURY & SON,
1705 Secend Avenue.
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OUR RAILWAY FACILITIES.
The Various Interests to be Met by
Hew the Caell la te Provide for
KeMkiac Tot Different laa.portft.at
DUtrtrta Aa I'Bprevekeel Iaslaaa
Tbe subject of the additional street
railway facilities asked for is now one of
tbe Diost uppermost and foremost
thoughts In the minds of the common
council, and it is, as it should be, one of
tbe mest important Tbe municipal body
finds i self presented with two proposi
tioos f r the extension of street car lines
to two different localities from two differ
ent cotapanies, yet tbey sre not dissimU
lar in ibe advsntsges tbey are to be to the
city. Tbe council, of course, has a de
sire to encourage both and it can do so
quite reasonably and very consistently,
One af these petitions is from the Mo
line Electric railway for a suitable light
of waj extending south on Eighteenth
street from the business portion of the
city by such a desirable route as to con
nect with the company's present termin
ous at Fairmount park. Tbe facilities
thus afked for reach a locality tbatitis
very desirable that street railway commu
nication should be extended to, and
viewing this fact tbe committees, in
whose hands the matter now rests, will
doubll.'ss agree upon a line that will be
acceptable and convenient to all con
Tbe other petition, and it is one of
equal importance if not of more, is from
tbe Holmes syndicate expressing its dei
sire to take possession of the line the
council has retained the right to compel
tbe company to build from the corner of
Third Hvenue and Fifteenth street south
on tbe latter street to Fourth avenue and
west tc Fifth street. But the company
seeks tie further privilege of building
out on Ninth street as far as Eleventh
avenue, and this is the important part of
it as tbe extension reaches a prt of town
tbat is rapidly growing and extending.
and a locality that it is as desirable not
only tc have railway connection with, but
to assitit thereby in tbe building up and
spread ng out of, as it is to help the set
tlement on the bluflj toward Moline
The ptrposeof the Holmes company, if
tbecoincil grants tbe rights prayed for
here, as on Nineteenth street be1
tween Third and Second avenues, is
to construct through the block last
named and then by building the line
from Third avenue and Fifteenth street
via tbe latter street, Fourth avenue and
Ninth street to Eleventh avenue,
form ai independent service of this and
the Eln street route from South Fark to
Ninth itreet and Eleventh avenue, com
ing down via Second avenue and going
back bv way of Third avenue. The idea
is to e,uip this entire branch with cars of
its owe, different in color from tbe other
lines, snd run them on regular fifteen
minute time. Tbe company also expects
by rearranging tbe running of cars of tbe
red anil blue lines in the lower end to
cover t tie right of way from Ninth to
Fifth street on Fourth avenue, and to
reduce the time on this avenue as on
It is very desirable that these improve
ments be made, and they are some the
olmef company has bad under consid
eration for seme time, as was published
in both tbe city papers some months ago,
tbe inte ntion being to apply for them this
winter, and build the first thing in the
spring. With tbese extensions mane to
the wet tern and southwestern portions of
the citj, and the new route to the south
eastern bluffs built. Rock Inland will
have the best possible street car facili
ties. Tbe Union seems to be unable to get
over th j fact that the Holmes company
got into Rock Island notwithstanding its
vigorocs protests, and it insists that the
report lhat there is a likelihood of steam
being adopted aa the motive power of
that company in tbe tri cities, is all
vapor, and it goes still further in its
efforts to injure the syndicate be
fore tbii council, by stating that in the
ordinal ce asked for from tbe Fourth
avenue line, tbat "only horse power shall
be used." This is gross and willful mis
representation of facta, as the provision is
that tho company shall have the right to
use "horse power, electricity or any other
power tbat the council shall allow,"
which is true of every ordinance held by
that coxpany. The city council which
appreciates what tbe Holmes syndicate
has done for Rock Island, and is natur
ally kindly inclined toward it, will not be
misled by anything the Union can say.
The nit.jority of our people consider that
themoit fortunate thing that has hap
pened to Rock Island in years was the
advent of the Holmes syndicate, and
many believe the present growth of the
city is due yery largely to this fact. Tbe
company Las not only verified
every promise it made on com
ing it to the city, but more, and
there is no reason to think otherwise
than a motive power other than horses
will be adopted as soon as one proves
practic il, and there is no well founded
reason for doubting that steam is the
coming power on this system. In the
great -:ity of Chicago Mr. Holmes is
looked upon as a public benefactor. He
was ons of the first street railway men in
this co mtry to introduce tbe cable road,
and his South aide system in Chicago is
regarded as the best in the country a
perfect marvel of completeness, of rapid
transit and of the most elegant accommo
dation!. So much in reply to the Union's
attempt to show that Rock Island has not
much to expect from this company.
Moreover, reason prompts the assertion
that M .'. Holmes would not desire to re
tain possession of non-paying lines auch
as the Elm street, where he is likely to
have competition with electricity, and to
build farther in to territories where there
is not positive assurance of paying pat
ronage were it not that a motive power
equal t) any is contemplated.
Mcli.tira Bros, have a new and reliable
kid glve cleaner; cleans perfectly and
leaves no odor.
The Calaa F.vlaeea Ita Cfaarmeierla
tie Oppaattlaa t Pablle Improve
aaeata sat Baeeralat the Ceaarll'a
With ita characteristic obstinate, fault
finding spirit, tbe Union jumps into the
council for ita resolutions with regard to
the Twentyfourth street viaduct and
apsaks of the council'a attitude aa 'a
piece of buncombe." Aa the resolutions
were adopted by an unanimous rising
vote of the council, the reflection oa the
part of the morning paper would seem to
strike every member of the municipal
body. The Arous does not believe the
insinuation has any justifiable poovoca
tion, either aa based upon the council's
attitude with reference to these resolu
tions, or upon any other protect looking
to the best interests of the public Tbe
present city council has not been) given
to idle talk or to meaningless action. It
baa placed itself fairly and sqaatily on
the aide of progress and baa in evciy in
stance evinced a determination to!
lessly carry forth every enterprise
has undertaken. and has been prett
erally successful, too. Tbe consequence
is that the council has not always done
what the Union has wanted it to do. It
ordered the Twenty-fourth street; gates
despite the Union' opposition, and not
withstanding tbat the morning Viaper
gloated over the failure of the railroads to
comply with the ordinance thus far, those
gates are bound to come. The council is
in earnest and it has the power to foVce
obedience to its laws, as future events
will testify. Further than this the Akgc
oeiieves me council was lust as mucn In
earnest in ita action of Monday night as
regards the viaduct,and those resolutions
will contribute in a very large measure to
tne eventual success of that important
and necessary project, notwithstanding
tho Union' attempt to ridicule and belit
tle it. It would not be anything at all
new for the council to push a public im
provement in tbe face of the Union' an
tagonism and opposition.
ST. LCKR'S HOSPITAL.
Aaaaal Keport rita Financial Condi
Hon. Patieato Treated, Ktc.--A Kind
Word for the rhyaielana.
Following is the annual report of St.
Luke's hospital, compiled by tLe secre
tary, showing the goad work accom
plished by this benevolent institution for
the past year, and the amount of re
ceipts, expenditures, etc. :
Concert $ 28S 70
Ball 1S7 S
Benefit from Induxtrial fair 84 70
Mt Cabe sacheme 48 00
Subscription- from nook island and Mo
line (not quite all collected) 1,638 24
Rardcoal $ 62 60
Hoft coal 89 75
wood 12 no
Norelng. Incluoing extra man nurse 610 95
Groceries VtO 04
Servant 158 00
Orngt 16T 00
Rent S40 00
Butchers 5 SO
Telephone 50 00
Mil as 60
Absolutely necessary household ex
penses, bedding, furniture, dishes,
kitchen ntansils, repairing, etc S3S 03
S 1.960 Oi
Penoeit In bank 18i9
Un hand Jan. 1, l&V
Total 12.878 4!
On haad Jan. 1, 1W) S 'JO 90
Donations Barker for icc.nine months;
the Dailt Argus, for daily copy; Mrs.
Hardin, 50c., and various donations of
eatables from time to time from different
persons; Hospital Guild, night shirts.
there have been twenty-nine patients in
tbe hospital the past year six from Mo
line. five charity patients, three deaths.
All others discharged, but who still re
main. Mra. Primer bas proved a most
faithful and efficient nurse, and excellent
housekeeper. In connection with this
report the Guild wish to bear testimony
to the skillful care and faithful attend
ance of the medical staff. Tbey have
through all the rears this hospital bas
been established given their services in
the most untiring, generous manner. It
is purely benevolent and gratuitous ser
vice, and in no possible way do tbe phy
sicians desire any benefit whatever from
their attendance. They deserve the
thanks and appreciation of the whole
community for their valuable services.
M. C. Hoffman, Sec.
Tho Illsof Chlldhooa.
Diphtheria and scarlet fever are en
tirely subdued in Rock Island, not a case
having been reported to the board of
health since before the holidays. This is
of course a very gratifying announcement,
but in the face of it comes the fact that
there is considerable prevalence of measles
in the city, upon the subject of which a
prominent physician remarked yesterday:
"The measles are regarded as a light and
harmless disease; as a general thins; the
ailment may be easily controlled, when
by itself, but couple it with some other
complaint such as whooping cough or
even a very severe cold, and it is about
as serious as anything that I know of
among children. It behooves parents
therefore to be very careful and not to
cling too closely to the thought tbat tbey
have nothing whatever to fear when tbey
have the measles in their families. Just
as much precaution in the way of isola
tion should be taken by the health and
school authorities aa in any other dis
Col. J. M. Whittemore, commandant
at Rock Islane arsenal, received tele
graphic notification from the war depart
ment this morning tbat the order denying
the American and Adams Express com
panies the use of tbe Rock Island gov
ernment bridges had been rescinded ; so
that hereafter these companies will have
the free uninterrupted use of the
bridges in the transfer and transporta
tion of freight between the tri-cities, a
fact that is of tbe greatest importance to
tho merchants of Rock Island, Daven
port and Moline-
In reply to a telegram to Congressman
Gest requesting him to investigate the
actual state of affairs in regard to use of
tbe bridge, Division Agent M ack of the
C, B. & Q. received this afternoon an
answer confirming tbe above atated facta.
Mrs. Tiny Martin waa fined $15 and
costs by Magistrate Wivill last evening
for keeping a disreputable house, and
John Nicolal f 8 and costs for being an
State Auditor Payey's Discovery In
the Modern Woodmen.
IVlawfat TJaasreo of tho Offlee ot
Head Consal, bat aoCaaoe for Alaras
Aatoac Meaabera of the Order.
Recently Mr. J. L. Haas, who is chair
man of the Rock Island county commit
tee of the Modern Woodmen camp,
called to brine about a meeting of the
bead camp to investigate alleged frauds
in the bead offices, wrote State Auditor
Pavey for his opinion of the affairs of the
head camp based on the recent investi
gation made by that official. The foU
lowing is tbe reply received today. It
speaks for itself:
Springfield. January, 6, 1800.
J. L. Haas, Esq.. Bock Island. I1L
Dear 8ih: I am in receipt of your
favor of the 4th inst. and in reply would
say that I find from an examination of
the affairs of the Modern Woodmen of
America, that it has made an Increase in
membership during the past year and for
several years past, and had at tho date of
examination 38,674 members.
In tbe management ot the affairs at the
bead office, however, there were found
violations of law, irregularities and
abuses on the part of some of the officials
(upon which officer or officers the respon
sibility for this condition of affairs rests
will be determined by the evidence ) And
it was found necessary in obedience to
the direction of the statute, to report such
finding to tbe attorney general in order
that tbe matter might bo brought before
the court for such remedy as tbe statute
provides and as the court shall find will
protect the interests of the members.
These proceedings need not and should
not unduly disturb and alarm the mem
bership, as it is in their interest that they
tre instituted. Tours trulv,
C. W. Pa vet. Auditor of P. A.
In the circuit court before Judge Smith
and a jury composed of Messrs. E. E.
Stephenson. J. C. Thompson. Patrick
Kennedy, J. W. Gordon, Henry Hardy,
J. N. Camp, Irvin Cox, Virgil Warren,
Marian Donahey, H. C. Harris, Oscar
Arenscbield and H. Guldenzopf, is being
tried the case of Katzenstein & Wachtel
vs. J. M. Reticker. The suit is for re
plevin growing out of tbe Nickerson fail
ure here a few years ago, and is on its
second trial, the plaintiff having recov
ered judgment on a previous trial, but it
was remanded on an appeal to the ap
pellate court on instructions. Mr. J. T.
Kenwortby appears for the plaintiff and
Messrs. Pleasants and Hurst for the de
Dancing school at Turner hall this
Dancing school at Turner hall . this
Olof Atkinson has returned to his stu
dies at Lrbana. 111.
lion. Bailey Davenport ia confined to
the bowse by illness.
The great Gorman's minstrels at Har
per's theatre tommorow night.
An additional car was put on the bridge
line this morning and tho cars run now
every ten minutes.
The East End progressive euchre club
spent a pleasant evening with Mr. and
Mrs. C. L. Walker last night.
The wall paper and paint firm of
Sutcliffe Bros., has been dissolved, Geo.
Sutcliffe continuing and Fred retiring.
Rev. and Mrs. G. W. Story, of South
Park, have welcomed a aon, as have Mr.
and Mrs. A. Anderson, also of South
The Kock Island Building and Loan
association at their regular meeting last
evening, loaned $6,100 at an average of
19 per cent.
At conclusion of the wrestling match
at Turner hall Friday evening, there is to
be a glove contest between B. Sutton and
Atkinson & O'.of today filed their bond
on the contract for paving in Davenport.
The signers are: Fred Weyerhauser
and George Wagner, of this city, and
Hans Goss, of Davenport
The Island City Gymnasia will appear
in parlor acrobats, at tbe rink Friday
evening Jan. 10th, concluding with the
Lancaster Brothers in their aucessful
aerial act the La Shelle. Admission IS
A few changes have been made in tbe
assignment of teachers in the public
schools, Miss Murphy having been as
signed to the third grade at No. S, and
Miss Simmon promoted to tbe primary
at No. 7.
There was another enjoyable time at
the rink last evening. Biehl's band was
present and a great many improved the
opportunity for skating. Tbe rink will
again be open on Friday evening.
The regular monthly meeting of the
Rock Island Citizens' Improvement asso
ciation will be held in tbe rooms m Har
pet's theatre building tomorrow night.
Tbe mayor and council and all members
of the association and the citixena gen
erally are invited to be present
Last night Officer Hass found G. Eck-
iund lying in the alley near the telegraph
office with his head bruised, as though he
Daa Deen knocked down, tie wits taken to
the police station, and when revived, said
he waa walking through the allevand
lipped and fell, striking his bead on
something sharp. Davenport Tribuns.
Tbe Burlington road and other linea in
the western combine have adopted a
scheme for identification of travelers on
mileage books, which, though it will no ;
bring any visible results to tho railroad
companies, has at least the merit of being
novel. On the back of the mileage books
are a list of descriptive adjectives some
thing like this: slim, stout, medium,
young, middle-aged, light hair, elderly,
dark hair. When tho purchaser of mile
age receives his book tho agent at tho
point of delivery punches holes in the
back opposite tho words which properly
describe the personal appearance of tho
recipient, and a clue to identification is
thereby furnished the conductor handling
the mileage book. Thus, if tho traveler
on mileage ia inclined to break faith with
the railroad company and transfer his
book, be must make the transfer to some
one resembling himself.
Black Hawk Medicated Tar eoap ia
eooining ana sealing to chapped hands.
. Barret Chapter No. 18, A. F. and A.
M.. had its Installation of officers last
evening as follows:
M.E.H.P. F.C. Denkmann.
E. K. J. F. Robinson.'
E. 8. J. W. Lloyd.
C. H. D. J. Sears.
P. S.-M. M. Briggs.
R. A. C.J. T. Dixon.
G. W. 1st. J. H. Drayton.
G. W. 2d. George McElssic.
Secy. J. R. Johnston.
Treaa. W. T. Magill.
Tyler George Foster.
"I cannot praise Hood's Barsaparilla
half enough," says a mother, whose son,
almost blind with scrofula, was cured by
this medicine .
C. A. 8nn, - - Manager.
JUST ONB RIGHT.
THURSDAY, EVE., JAN. 9th.
America's Elite Minstrel Attraction,
Tbe world's greatest trio of Minstrel producers,
under the manaaement of Wm. Hreroole.
Positively presentine the same excellent nm-
BTara that made the phenomenal hit at the Globe
Theatre, Boston, eek of Aug. 12th.
KTery et New Ererr Act a Feat are.
"The New First Part."
"The All America Base Ball Team."
The New South."
"The Qolden Rhoe Onurtrilla. "
Macnlficen and elaborate production of James
uorman s original oriental Operetta,
-The Princess of Cambodia
The whole performance a most notable produc
tion in noaern Minstrelsy.
Prices -25, 60, 75c and tl.OS: seati at usual
Cats. A. Stiil, . Manager.
SATURDAY EVE., JAN. lira.
A 8-Dtle. A Titter. A Laufh. A Roar. Nn Teara
CNo Sighs. No Moans. No Tragedy. -All Fnn.
In the latest popular Farce-Comedy craze,
"A BASE HIT"
By C. K . Since, presented by a strong company of
piayers, including tne eicuao:e umpire,
Mr. WlLLiRD SIMMS.
Sparkling Gems of Music.
Artistic ana urotetqne Dances.
Beautiful and Attractive Costumes.
New, Interesting end Pretty Faces.
Laugh and tbe World Laughs with You.
'A Basb Hit" is bv lonsr odds the heat nleee of
the kind in existence Minneapolis Journal.
me interest aces not lag one moment M mne
Large audiences hare laughed uproariously, St.
Prices 75, 50 and 85 cents.
Tbe co-rert ne renin heretofore existing nnder
tbe Srm name of Sutcliffe Bros., bas this day
been dissolTed, Mr. Fred Sutcliffe retiring. Mr
Geo. Satellite will continue the business at No.
1481 Second avenne and 819 Twentieth street, and
will receiDt for all monies dna and aannme all
liabilities of the late arm. The firm name will
remain aa heretofore.
Rock laland. 111., Jan. 8th, 1890.
Jast receiAed, all
to be sold at
10 Cents per Copy,
by mail 11 cents.
Identical with that for which
you are asked to pay from
four to ten times our price by
and Banjo strings
at low prices.
Call and see for yourselves.
C. C. Taylor
1625 Second avenue,
Under Bock Island Boose.
Secured by First Mortgage,
oa aaxa at
& AND 7 PXE CENT.
iBTiaXST COIXBOTID WlTBOCT CHAJtSX.
No trouble or expense spared to secure choicest
Onr Fourteen years' experience and long es
tablished local agencies give ns
Call or write for circulars or references.
tAW ana JfJfcSI C77ltC&
MNicitMu Davenport h.
in seme or
$200.00 and Upwards
For aale, secured on land worth from
three to five times the, amount
of the loan.
Interest 7 per cent aemi annually, collected and
remitted free of charge.
E. W. HURST,
Attobnxy at Law
Booms t and 4 Masonic Temp'e,
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
on Improved Farms in the
Best Counties of Iowa,
The Farms were Inspected by
C. A. FICKE,
tit Main St, DAVENPORT, IA,
Inaugurate this week a clearing sale
clean house. You will find
Plaid Dress Goods
Piaid Dress Goods
Double Fold Cashmeres
English Cashmeres, fine
15 Pair Wool Flannels, Stripes, suitable for dresses, skirts, wrap
pers, etc., at
15 CENTS A "YARD
You can't match it for the money.
TOWELS Linen Towels 5c each. Damask towels 10c up. Bleached
Napkins 5c a piece. All linen fringed Napkins 5c each. Other
bargains not mentioned.
BED 8PREADS Fine assortment of Bed Spreads, medium to fine
qualities at lowest prices.
20 PER CENT OFF
CLOAKS Take your choice of Cloth Garments at 20 per cent off price,
1-5 off deducted from price of ail cloth garments.
Hock Island. Illinois.
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Geo. W. D. Harris,
Real Estate and Insurance,
229 Seventeenth St, under Commercial Hotel, ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
The nicest Christmas or New Years Bresent to make to vonr
family would bs
A House and Lot,
A Few Acres on the Bluff.
Western Land, or
any good renting property.
If voj have anything to exchange or
companies, call on Geo. W. D. Harris before Jan. 1 to enable you to make a sultan
uie present acceptaoie at any time.
Only $1,00 PER GALLON,
POST OFFICE BLOCK.
ROCK ISLAND HOUSE BARBER SHOP
AND BATH ROOMS.
Hare heen reopened nnder the management or Mr. HARRY FAT, a flrst-elaea barber, who so
licits a share of public patronage. Tbe shop bas been renovated, re-palnted and re-papered
throughout and the bath looms recarpeled, la fact everything la la first -class shape.
LOTO PRICES n THE CITY
Children's Felt Slippers,
Misses' " . -Women's
Misses' High Button Gaiters -Women's
Alaskas, - - -
Gentlemen's Patent Laavher Pumps
In Gentlemen's Holiday 8Iippers we have tbe finest assortment in the city far
70c to $3.50. Felt Boots and Overs sold regardless of cost.
Electric Sudor for the feet, 5 cent per box. ' .
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jj,
SLU STREET SHOE STOBB .v
- ont ntth
on a grand scale. The time has come to
bargains this week in all department; a
6c a yard
8 and 10c a yd.
9Jc a yard.
12c a yard.
weave 19c a yard.
want vour oroDertv Insured in firaUclaaa
; ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
BBOS STORE, .Ml-"-