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THE BOCK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY. JANUAHY 21, 190
100 Mioses' Trimmed IlaU, all styles,
All Ladies' rialn Wool Felt HaMand
1712ini41171. 1719. 1720 and 1722 Hkcoxd Avknck.
CLOSING OUT PRICES.
Plush Cabinet Albums 38 rents,
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.
Bid BARGAINS in Every Department for we MUST
CLOSE out our Stock In Twenty Davs.
House Furnishing Goods,
Gas Fitting Stock
BAKER & HOUSMAN.
Only $1,00 PER GALLON.
KOHN & ADLEE'S,
POST OFFICE BLOCK,
Coughs, Colds, Etc.,
Irish Cough Syrup,
(10 and 25c a Bottle.)
For Liver and. Kidney Troubles
nothing equal to
Thomas Liver and Kidney Pills,
25c a Box Sample free.
T. H. THOMAS,
Druggist, Rook Island.
80 ards good Scarlet Flannel .... 88c
' xxJ Shaker Flannel 89o
4 ards Red Mixed FUonel .9
10 ards good Canton Flannel .... 89c
l! p?m V00"!' "be8t Thmd 39c
11 PI aid Towel o-
80c White Bed Sproads . ! SoT
Other White BedSpreads.:.:::::: 84c
0 Pure Linen colored border nern-
stitched Handkerchiefs 3c
Eosign 60c Corsets g9c
0c and 75c Drr s Goods 89c
J 1 srds good Gingham sc
KINGSBURY & SON,
1705 Secend Avenue.
; ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
What Wag Develonori t loo
Night's Council Meeting.
Railway Orciaaacea He ferret..Htreet
tjr.frth Mtrtet Oaten.
The council held a rather brief, but
busy ataaioD last evening busy in the
way of mportant matters which received
At tie opening, Meyor McConochie
stated that he had not signed the ordi
nance of the Rock Island & Milan railway
making the toll for the use of the Rock
river br dgea tlOO per annum, as he be.
lieved Aid. Corken's point of Laving it
speclflcidly stated that cars must run as
early n 6 a. ra. and as 7 p. ro. for the
benefit of the working classes was well
taken. The ordinance wag thereupon re-
peniea ana readopted with the clause
thus interted providing for early and late
cirs. "The company must therefore pro.
vide these accommodations or forfeit the
An rrdinance was presented bv Aid
FltmpKn providing for tha curbing of
S-venteentlj street from the south line of
Seventh avenue to the city limits and
paving with macadam. This ordinance
was properly referred. This idea for the
temporiry improvement of not alone
Seventejnth street, but of Twentieth and
Twelfth street In this wav. nrincra
from ai idea which originated in the
Drain or Alderman Howard. The
Arous sees no reason why the
issue of substantial, permanent pave
ment uhould be dodged on these
thoroughfares than anywhere eise in the
city. The city haa had quite enough of
macadan in the past, and if a lax -payer
is to )e specially assessed for an im.
prove m jot in front of bis property, he
wants a first-class job. Let the city
specify that i s permanent street im.
provem nls to be done by special assess
ment shall be of the nature of a reliable
pavement or nothing.
City Clerk Koehler read the applica
tion of the Moline & Rok Island rail
way ctmpany for the rights on Nine
teenth itreet between Second and Third,
on Fifteenth street between Third and
Fourth, on Fourth avenue, between Fif.
teenth nd Fifth, and on Ninth street,
between Fourth and Eleventh avenues, ae-
compacted by a petition showing the
consent of tbe majority cf the property
holders on all the streets named, and also
an application from tbe Moline Central
Electric railway for a right of way on
Eighte nth street to Fifth avenue, and
thence cast to Twenty-fourth street,
thence south to Eighth avenue, and
then bf way of Twenty-fifth to Thir
teenth avenue, and thence east to Thir
tieth, utb to Fourteenth avenue, and
east tc the Fairmount terminus. The
route .hus mapped out seems to meet
with geceral approbation along tbe line,
and lb are 19 only one portion of it
that will arouse any question, and that
is from Twenty-third to Twenty iourth
streets. Tbe right granted by the coun
cil canrnt of course occupy Fifth avenue
over tha part of the road, as it is already
covered by exclusive franchise hy the
Moline & Rock Island company and there
are double tracks there. Realizing this.
howevtr, the electric people propose to
get through by condemnation proceed
ings, which will insure a right of way
directly through the block from Twenty-
third to Twenty-fourth streets and estab
lUb a Fifth-and-a-half avenue. Both
petitiot s were upon motion of Aid. Knox
referred to tbe ordinance committee to
draft suitable ordinances, together with
a recommendation by Aid. Corken, that
the hoirs of running early and late cars
be distinctly set forth, and one by Aid.
Howard, that the cars run regularly be
tween IMinth and Fifth streets on Fourth
avenue and such other suggestions as
might iem best for tbe interests of the
Aid. Hampton made a speech very
complimentary to tbe Holmes syndicate
on the way it had conducted itself since
cornlnr. into Rock Island, and he gave it
as bis opinion that that company already
had an ordinance on Fifteenth street from
Third to Fourth avenue and on Fourth
avenue between Fifteenth and Fifth
streets and be thought it only necessary
for the company to prteent tbe petition
of proierty holders to acquire the right
of way on the avenue and str et named.
He did not think it necessary to delay
action on this petition as tbe company
had specifically stated its wants set forth
when it would build, whereas the other
company had not in its application.
Aid. bchnell thought the council ought
not to go too fast in giving rights of way.
He did not favor either company, but he
thougl t that the city should look out for
Aid. Schroeder thought that ample
time sliould be taken to investigate tbe
ordinances asked for, that the council
might be able upon the advice and re
commendations of its committees to vote
intelligently. So it waa that both ordin
ances were referred and tbe council will
act upon both at its next meeting. It is
to be hoped that both the one of the
Molinit Central and that of tbe Moline
& Ro-ik Island will receive the sanction
of tbe municipal body.
Col. Henry Curtis made a statement
on be! alf of the (J.. R. I. & P. road, and
expressed tbe desire of tbe road to have
the Cornell designate the north gates a
the ones for it to build at tbe Twenty
fourtl street crossing, leaving the south
gate t i be built by the C, B. & Q. road
Uol. Curtis also took occaaion to say
that the Rock Island company had
broug it gates here once before for this
crossi ig, and had kept them for months
in its freight house. Col. Flagler, then
commandant of Rock Island arsenal, as
tbe of leer in charge of the bridge and
approach owned by the government, bad
ref um d to allow them to be put up. The
Uniot thinks it sees in this little hope
yet fcr the defeat of the gate project by
hook or crook, all efforts to injure the
idea lathe minds of the council having
failed, and says: "It might not be a bad
I idea f 3t the committee haying the matter
in charge to consult Col. Whittemere be
fore proceeding further. He may have
the same idea of their nndesirability."
For the enlistment of tbe morning abeet
it affords tbe Abods pleasure to say,
that Col. Whittemore a few days
ago sent an engineer to make an
official survey of the land about
the location of the proposed gates
in order that he might act intelligently in
protecting the government rights, which
evinces eminent wisdom on Col. Whitte
more's part. It waa found that be
tween the north rail of the tracks and the
border of tbe government possessions
there are at least forty feet belonging to
the city and over which Col. Flagler
evidently usurped his power. This
affords abundant space for the gates as
the post set by tbe engineer shows, so
that there does not appear to be much
danger of the government preventing tbe
city's carrying out its determination this
time to provide the best protection pos
sible at this very dangerous crossing until
the viaduct is built. The city never was
more in earnest than it is in the matter of
these gates and the sentiment is that the
railroads must cease their parleying and
put them in as ordered. That is as far as
the council cares to interest itself in tbe
premises these gates must be put there
by the C. R. I. & P. and the C, B. &
Q and tbe present council means busi
H. H. Martin, of Milan, was in the city
Mrs. Ed. Rrqua, of Norfolk, is visiting
in tbe city.
Dancing school at Turner hall Wednes
General skating at the rink tonight.
Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Welch are arrang
ing for an extensive eastern trip
Miss Agnes Herndon in "La Belle
Marie" at the theatre again tonight.
Capt. Qeo. Lamont has returned from
a business and pleasure trip to St. Louis.
Fifteen sober and reliable tailors want
ed to work by the week, hoppc, the
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Dart started last
evening for their trip to Arizona and New
6 pure linen, colored bordered, hem
stitched handkerchiefs for 39 cents at Mc
Tbe East End Euchre club was nicely
entertained by Mr. and Mrs. Pbil.
Mitchell last evening.
Mr. Phil Mitchell left last night for
Syracuse, N. Y., to attend a meeting of
the United Glass association.
Mr. C B Knox has been very ill for
several weeks, but all will he gratified to
learn that he is much better today.
The "Master Workman" heavy brown
muslin 6 yards for 39 cents at McCV.e
Bros, for three days or until introduced.
Aid. J. E. Larkin showed good grit
and self-possession by checking; a runat
way farmer's team at tbe corner of Sec
ond avenue and Sixteenth street this
Rev. Mr. Marauis hss the "La Grippe"
and has been obliged in consequence to
abandon tbe meeting which was to have
been held at tbe South Park chapel this
In the morning at 9 o'clock McCabe
Bros, will place on sale what are left of.
tbe well known Brunswick white bed
blankets, were f 3 25 and marked down to
$2.75; wilt go while they last at $3.18.
Dr. Truesdale reports his wife, who
bad the misfortune of falling and break
ing her arm in Minneapolis recently, as
getting along nicely, a fact which the la
dy's many friends in Rock Island will be
pleased to know. '
Mrs. Ellen B. Nourse, relic of the late
Alonzo Nourse, of Moline, died this
morning at the home of her son-in-law,
Mr. B. F. Tillinghast, in Davenport,
aged sixty-seven. The funeral has not
yet been determined upon, but the inter
ment will be in Moline.
Among the dispatches in yesterday's
Abgus was the notice of the drowning
near Oquawka of four men, among them
Elmer Freed, who was well and favorably
known in Rock Island, having worked on
the M. E. church here as a stone cutter
the greater part of last summer. Mr,
John McConochie, son of the mayor, has
a letter from a fnend in reference to the
sad event. Freed'a body haa been the
only one recovered thus far.
The case of Louey Schardine, charged
with horse stealing from W. P. Tindall,
waa taken np in the circuit court last
evening with State's Attorney Sturgeon
for the prosecution and Maj. J. M.
Beardsley for tbe defense. Tbe jury is
composed of Messrs. W. W. Bearby, Alf.
Lindvall, Nels Pierce, Moline; George
Crouch, Oscar Bisant, Peter Cewe. G. T
Sutcliffe, L. E. Arnold, Samuel Bowles,
Jr., William J. Allison, Jr., Joseph Bo
aer and John Rosa.
Tbe argamenu were all made today,
State's Attorney Sturgeon speaking for
the prosecution, and Messrs. Beardsley,
McEniry and Looaey for tbe defense, the
latter making his maiden effort as a mem
ber of tbe bar, and it was one that he
might feel justly proud of.
Tbe state's attorney entered a nolle
posse in the indictment of Tbomaa Lewis
charged with assault and battery.
Tke Alttay Caoe Aata.
The Moline DUpatch haa the following
recent developments In tbe Alday case
which has been attracting the attention
of the circuit court of late:
L. 8. O'Neill was some time since ap
pointed conservator of the insane wire of
Adam Alday. His ward had been kept
by a family named Weise. From these
people Mr. Alday succeeded in abducting
her the other day. going thither with a
closed carriage, and claiming that the
woman was wanted in court. Then he
had her taken to Davenport. That Mr
Aldav had sinister motives in this abduc
tion, there seems to be no doubt, there
being some legal complications in regard
to her portion of the estate. Tbe case
waa set for a hearing in the circuit court
this afternoon. The probability ia that
O'Neill can make It very interesting Tor
Constable Larkin arrested Alday yea
terday afternoon, and last evening Mag
istraie Wivlll held him in bonds of f 1.000
for kidnapping, and the amount was fur
A WRONG SYSTEM.
J Ilill .
Some Statutory Provisions
Tkeurtad Jury Uw aaS tbe lajoa
tlee and VJBfalrnes That May Be
Dane Under Ita Operation.
The Argus has frequently spoken of
the inconsistency of our present grand
jury laws and has suggested in strong
terms the advisability of abolishing the
system entirely on the ground that It was
superfluous and therefore an unnecessary
expense and that it was a resort very often
for work of a vindictive nature. Under
the grand jury law the accused has no
means of defense or even of knowing
either that he is charged or the nature of
the charge until in a great many cases
his reputation and his good name are
smirched. It is not a few times the case
that a man is indicted when there is no
ground whatever for such procedure, and
that having an opportunity thus for the
first time to defend himself against the
charge preferred by this legalized secret
society, bo has made his case so clear
that the state's attorney has quashed the
indictment. This action may vindicate
the accused, but it does not make amends
for the great wrong and injustice done
his good name, and if there was any
spirit of malice in the minds of the wit.
nesses who secured his indictment in the
dark as it were, and stabbed him in the
back, that aim of conspiracy has been
gratified. The e may have been no jus
tice in the indictment, but, nevertheless,
the accused has suffered tbe disgrace of
being indicted for crime and of subsequent
arrest. He may have lost his position
either in tbe business or social world in
consequence of tha charge, in the con
cocting of which be was under the law
defenseless, and no after art on the part
of the court or the law can make suitable
amends for the wrong thus done.
The McDarrah case was a very striking
illustration of this fact. Without being
given tbe least opportunity to defend
himseir, of course, Atr. McDarrah was
indicted by the grand jury of tbe present
term of court. That body which hears
but the one side of a case, and that of
the prosecution, found an indict
ment against Mr. McDarrah. charging
him with one of the gravest and
one of the most serious of crimes as
sault to murder. He was at once ar-
aigned before the bar of public opinion.
which, it must be confessed, is not al
ways merciful. He lost his position in
the employ of ihe C..B.&Q road. He
was defenseless before the world. As
soon as he could state his case to the
state's attorney, he showed his innocence
so conclusively that Mr. Stureeon
promptly quashed the indictment. Mr.
McDarrah was readv to go to trial and
there prove his innocence, and while the
act on the part of the state was a compli
ment to him, it did not do him full jus
tice, though it was all the law could do.
An injustice that can never be wholly
righted had been done, and a atigma cast
upon Air. McDarrah s good name that
would never have happened had he been
permitted to defend himself before the
star chamber sessions of the grand jury.
Almost innumerable cases of a similar
nature come up at every term of court.
It seldom occurs that a term of court
elapses without one or more indictments
being nolle pros&ed by tbe state's attor
ney. Just such action was taken in two
different cases yesterday. Many are the
proofs of the great wrongs that are likely
to grow out of this abominable and ob
noxious grand jury system. It is a relic
of the ages of ignorance; it is an instru
ment in the bands of one-sided justice.
There is no justice assured as long as it
exists. The conception of the law is. or
should be, that the accused should have
the benefit of every doubt. Better be it
that a thousand guilty escape, than that
one innocent man suffer. A maxim sncb
as mis wouia ue very snort lived in a
land where tbe prosecution has the entire
advantage under the law over the accused
in the preliminary stages of tbe case. Let
there be no secrets ia the courts of jus
tice. Let the trial be open and public
from first to last, and let tbe accused be
given opportunity to defend himself as
best he can from the very incipiency of
the charge against him. Let no law re
mam upon our statute books that permits
of conspiracy of one man against another,
or that permits the law to blind and bind
and thus hold a man helpless, while it
brands him with crime whether innocent
All Aailtif t Bar It.
The Rock Island & Milan road, which
has not been productive of very heavy
dividends, taking It the year round, ia just
now an enterprise over which there is an
imated bidding. It is known that when
the Holmes syndicate bought out the
ether principal lines of tbe three cities, a
proposition was made to Mr. Davenport
to sell tbe entire stock at a good cash
priee, but the offer was declined. No
that Mr. Davenport is dead the offer is
likely to be repeated to the directors
it is known that Mr. Holmes haa always
been anxioua to get possession of the
road as well as the tower If possible, or
to get an option or lease on the tower at
least. But now that the band of death
haa changed entirely the plana and proa
pecta of tbe present owners of the road
it is not unlikely that it will change
banda and in such an event it will be
disposed of to the best advantage if at
all. The Moline Central folka have been
quietly negotiating for the purchase of
the whole or the majority of the stock for
the past few days, while the Allen syndi
cate, of Davenport, sent over an emis
sary yesterday to survey the lav of the
land and see what were the most advan
tageous terms by which the line may be
secured. Whichever company obtains
it, if any. it will be tbe purpose of course
to make it a paving investment and ita
management will be therefore ao im
proved as to give facilities that will be of
greater benefit to the people and the city,
"For I am declined into the vale of
years." she said a little sadly, "but in
deed I don't much mind it since I can
get Salvation Oil for 25c"
F. L- Bills, the well known florist of
Davenport, has an elegant assortment of
cut roses in hyacinths, narcissus, Bennet
roses, meri nets, Lafranes, Bonselene and
r . i xr:.i k:u l -
very reasonable prices. No better ae
lection can be made than from this dis
play. I cannot praise Hood's Sarsaparilla
half enough," says a mother, whose son,
almost blind with scrofula, was cured by
Mclntire Bros, have a new and reliable
kid glove cleaner; cleans perfectly and
leaves no odor.
Ch. A . Stkil, . . Manager.
MONDAY AND TUESDAY,
Jan. 20 and 21.
Engagement of the Beautiful aud Talented
Miss Agnes Herndon
In her great play
LA BELLE MARIE
Or, A Woman's Revenge.
Laughter and Pathos equally Blended.
Hf"MiB8 IlerndaiTa rnattimM r mana!a r
C. A. Stizl, - - Manager.
Four Nights, Commencing
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 21st.
Bartley McCullnm Comedy Co.
The Best Popular Price Company
Splendid Company of Players!
elrCBS tAT MA' LT.
Admission only 10, 20 and 30c.
Matinee Sr.tnrday at t $0.
Jnst receiAed, all
to be sold at
10 Cents per Copy,
by mail 11 cents.
Identical vilb 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 Rock Island Boaae.
Secured by First Mortgage,
6 AND 7 PER CENT.
IMTBBBST COLLICTID WITHOUT CHABSI.
No trouble or expenie spared to secure choicest
Oar Fourteen years' experience and long es
tablished local agencies g.ve na
Call or write for circulars or ref erencea.
Hwtc-lt?u; DAVENPORT Iff.
w sms or
$200.00 and Upwards
For aale, secured on land worth from
three to five times the amount
of tbe loan.
Interest 7 per cent aemi annually, collected and
remitted iree-or charge.
E. W. HURST,
Attorney at Law
Boons S and i Masonic Temple,
ROCK ISLAND. ILL
on Improved Farms in the
Best Counties of Iowa,
The Farms were Inspected by
S18 Main 8t, DAVENPORT. IA.
Begin to measure goods Monday
dednct 10 per cent from all cash sales amounting to $1.00
or more for another week. This discount to prevail
throughout the house with the following exceptions:
Black goods department and Domestic department.
All goods measured, soiled and ticketed will not be discounted. Whjf
Because we make the discount to induce you to buy before inventory and
thus save us work. So you see tbe earlier you call tbe larger tbe assort
ment from which to select. Our force are lively workers and it will be to
your interest to call early and allow us the privilege of exchanging dry
Kooda for ca?h.
CLOAKS From all cloth garments one-fifth or 80 per cent will be deducted.
PLUSH CL AKS We will sell at very low prices.
BLANKETS One-fifth or 20 per cent deducted from blankets.
Hock Island. Illinois.
(UjL 8 ! & 'S3
Geo. W. D. Harris,
Real Estate and Insurance,
228 Seventeenth St., under Commercial Hotel, ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
The following are among the many bargains offered:
A fine laree bouee with all modern Imnrave-
menu, good barn, tree, etc.. S acn e of land, fine
location, jnst outside the city limits tear tbe
street cars ; cheap, esjr terms.
A nice brick residence, with all ma Urn Im.
proTementa, lan;e grounds, on Elm street, tor tale
lucap ud easy terms.
w .iwii uwc-iiuiy. wui, pooa wen, cis-
M.-IH ... u.ir, targe um, acre oi iana, wunin
a few steps of Milan street cars, at a bargain.
A sood bonse and ImnroTf menta vrlih abnnt
acres of lsnd suitable for gardening about three
diioi irom nocK leiana, Mr sale cheap.
Si Oft) will hn V an arret nf Unit nartT v lmnwiv.
ed, in Cordova township.
fSLKtfi wilt hnw a arml l mrr firm rrn,,l ,m
provements, on reasonable terms. '
A nice residence, larse lot. In one cf tha heat
neighborhoods on Twenty-third street, cheap.
Only a few of those Una lota left In Vlrtor'a
addition oa Twenty-second and Twenty-tbird
1 175 dollar will buv a lot Mills, r.irnor of
Fifth avenue and Eighth street.
C2S0 will bur a (rood lot !UxR2 wo 11 W.t,1
A sood e!irhtT-acre farm, well loratxl In ilila
county wii tike house and lot in this city tor
Men's Felt Shoes
" Felt Boot Overs
High Button Gaiters
M aa High Button Gaiters..
" Rubbers .'
- In addition to these low prices I will give away an Encyclopedia, valued at $8,
to each customer buying W worth of Boots and Shoea.
Call in and let us show you tbe Book and explain how you can get it free.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr..
CENTRAL SHOE STORK, 1S18 BaoondT Avenue. '
ELM STREET SHOE 8T03I : - '
tVito fifth AwtUiua.
morning. We have decided to
Two dwelling honeet, lot SOxlW, on Molina ave
A first-class 80 acre farm, with good Improve
menta, In bowling township, cheap.
A No. 1 one hundred and sixty acre farm, wit
first-class improvements, cheap.
A nice blntf property, large ground, abed
trees, fruit, etc., cheap.
Two or three acre on tb bluff, fin lead for
building or gardening.
Some of the best lota in Dodge' additioa oa
SO or 40 aires, with good improvement, oa tha
A food lot cn tbe bluS in Rodman 'a ssb-di vis
(400 will bnv a fin H acre lot Just outsld city
l.mita, on biaff.
A good bonse, bsrn and fine corner lot in tb
npper part of the city convenient to the saw m.ll,
depot and Island, cbeap.
A nice t story dwelling, well located oa
ll.roo will hue six acre with aom lmprov
menta, on the tluff.
tWO will boy a bonse with foot room, conTaa
lent to the lower factories.
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