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Cook Stoves f Ranges,
RIVERSIDE OAK STOVES,
Boynton Celebrated Furnaces,
Wrought Steel Ranges
and Steel Dome Furnaces.
Estimates for Heating and Ventilating furnished on ap
ion Second atenne, Ro(,K iLA!tDj
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 8tock In Twenty Days.
KINGSBURY & SON,
1705 Secend Avenue.
House Furnishing Goods,
Gas Fitting Stock
KOHN & ADLER'S,
POST OFFICE BLOCK.
Coughs, Colds, Etc.,
Irish Cough Syrup,
(10 and 25c
For Liver and. Kidney Troubles
nothing equal to
Thomas' Liver and Kidney Pills,
25c a Box Sample free.
T. H. THOMAS,
Druggist, Hock Island.
Wall Paper at and Below Cost
Window Shades at Cost
Department for we MUST
; ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
LITIGATION MORE LIKELY.
What will Become of the Daven
Tha Mafllelei,y af the Old Will a qaea-
Ion af aabc The inverted Wife
Katera Hep Appearaare Aha are
the foetal isetraf
Fully a wetk ago the Allocs published
the fact that it wu very likely that there
would be a contest over the will of the
late Bailey Davenport executed July 8.
1856. It vta reported then that curtain
of the relatives proposed to take exeep
Hon to the children of Geo. L. Daven
port being declared the sole heirs at law.
the ground a isumed by the contestants,
as heretofore described, being that Geo
L. Davenpor: and Bailey Davenport
were but half brothers huving the same
father but not the same mother. If this
were proven to be the case it would make
quite a decided difference in the lezal
heirship. At old settler, who claims to
know the earl? history of the Davenport
family, saya that Bailey Davenport's
mother was only fifteen years old when
his older brother, George Davenport,
was born, the lalter's mother, as
is alleged, being the mother of Bailey's
mother. Upcn the accuracy ot this as
sertion depentla the future ownership of
the vast estate of the late Bailey Davcn
port. If Baley and George L. Daven-
port had the same mother and were
brothers in truth, then by the law of de
seen l. the esttte goes to the sons and
daughters of the latter, who are now in
possession. If their mothers were differ
ent, the estate ought properly to pass into
the possession of the heirs of Bailev Dav
enporl's mottu r, both under the will and
uuder the law.
A new phase arose in the case when the
application wts made iu the county court
the other day by the Geo. Davenport
children to probate the will drawn July
8, 1956. Judje I. O. Wilkinson entered
the appearance of Bailey Davenport's
divorced wife, Mary Grace Lyude, who is
still living, anr protested against the will
being probated on the ground of its in
sufficiency. Jidge Wilkinson produced
the records of the marriage of Bailey
Davenport and Mary Grace Lynde, July
10, 1956, and argued that the will having
been drawn twj days before, was revoked
by the marriace under the law. and ought
to be set aside Col. Curtis argued on
the other hand that the fart that a few
years later Bailey Davenport and his
wife were divorced in Peoria county, put
a new aspect on the future of thing?, and
pending tbepriducing of a certified copy
of the divorce proceedings, a continuance
In the meantime the Geo. L Diven-
port heirs are in possession, and have ap
pointed Col. ilenry Curtis, Jr.. collector
of the rents of the estate. The belief
held by many that Mr. Davenport mak
ing his will as he did two days before the
marriage, iutet ded to ignore bis coming
wife, is not justified. A large portion of
the estate is in no way disposed of in
the will, although such part as provision
is made for, wi.s intended to go to Susan
M. Goldsmith, his mother. In one sec
tion he bequeaths to her the undivided
half of his real estate not bereiu de
scribed and it may be taken that the
other half be intended for his wife.
Taking any t lew of the case it is fair
to believe that Bailey Davenport certainly
intended to have made another will be
fore his death, but he did'nt, that's evi-
deut, from tho light so far had on the
A IIaa Ball Chlt-rtaln.
T. J. Loftus, who is one of the must
conspicuous personages in the base ball
world, arrived from the east Tuesday
evening, remained at the Harper until
Wednesday, wtien he left for his home.
at Dubuque. Mr. Loftus has signed as
manager of the Cincinnati team which has
just jumped frcm the American associa
tion into the National league for the com
ing season. List year he managed the
Cleveland league club, which made such
a spurt at the beginning of the season,
but took such i McGinty like movement
toward the end. When the brotherhood
movement asserted itself, he iett Cleve
land, and being considered one of the best
ball managers ia the country, his services
were quickly secured by Cincinnati.
Mr. Loftus, v hlle to some extent in
sympathy with the base ball movement,
does not believu that the recent indepen
dent strike mt.de by that organization
ill proye a success, as interval
strifes, jealous wat, etc , will lead to its
The real obj :ct of Loftus' mission to
Rock Island, it is believed, was to secure
the name of arry Sage, Rock Island's
crack catcher, to a Cincinnati contract
for the coming season. Sage played last
season with Trtlcdo and has signed for
next year, but negotiations for the pur
chase of hla release have been pend ing, it
For today, and until closed out, Mr.
Meyer Locb, tie new proprietor of the
Golden Eagle clothing store, offers the
following special drives. Be is anxious
to close out thi i stock at once, and con
sequently is silling everything at half
price, and a gnat many goods still less.
Note these prlc3s:
Heavy fleece lined Mackinaw mittens,
regular-price 6fc; now 25c.
Finest lined Jersey gloves, regular
price 75c; now 80c.
Best grade cotton flannel underwear,
regular price C( c; now 25c.
All 50 and 7(.-cent caps none except
edall going n aw at 25c.
Bora' cordur y auita, all sizes, regular
price (3.25; no w f 1.70.
All overcoat i at just one-balf, and
thousands of ether bargains. Call and
be convinced, 'f nether you wish to buy
or not. This 1 1 no "fake," but a genuine
bona fide bargain sale. All goods sold
strictly for c.h. Call early and have
Golden Eagle Clothing Store.
Mclntirt Broil. Lava a new and reliable
kid glove cleaner ; cleans perfectly and
leaves no odor.
ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY. J ANUAKY 23. 1890.
Hn. H. V. W I Till Paaaea lata the
Rrit Etrraal Other Obttaary Slea
Mrs. H. C. Wivilldied at her home,
1114 Second avenue, at 1 :45 this afternoon
after an illness of eight weeks with ner
vous prostration, during which her life
was often despaired of, and aad as the
end was. it was not whollyunexpected,
Mrs. Wivill's maiden name was Mary II
Crapster, and she was brn in Taney
town. Maryland. June 8, 1837. It
was there that she married Mr. Wivill
in 1865, and they came to Rock
Lland county in 1868. This has
been her home since. Stie leaves with
her husband, Police Magistrate Wivill,
two children, James S. and Mary G. She
was a woman beloved by all who knew
her and especially to those to whom she
had become endeared by her acts of kind
ness and benevolence. She delighted in
doing for those in distress, and to many
the proved herself an angel of mercy and
a blessing in the lime of sorrow.
The second death in Rock Island from
the "La Grippe" occurred this afternoon.
when Letter Carrier and Mrs. Win. Eck
erman lost their bright little daughter,
Mamie A., aged two years, four months
and twenty-three days, who bad been ill
but two days with the malady. The blow
is a sad one to Mr. and Mrs. Eckerman,
who have much sympathy in their afflic
Otto L Ruge, fifteen years old, son of
W. A. F. Ruge, of Milan, died this morn
ing of membraneous croup. The funeral
win be held at 10 a'clock Saturday morn
ing from the home In Milan.
THE LATK C. H BASHFOHTH.
Mr. C. H. Bashforth, whose death oc
curred in the city yesterday afternoon
from "La Grippe," was born at Griggs
ville. 111., Oct. 18, 1955, and was married
there eleven years ago to Julia A. Winn.
He came to Rock Island as agent for the
United States Express company three
years ago last March, and made many
friends through his ever-present, genial
disposition and business methods. The
remains will be taken to Jacksonville for
MB. TERBUBV'8 FUNERAL.
The funeral services of the late Wm.
Yerbury were held from Trinity chapel
yesterday morning, Rev. R. F. Sweet,
officiating. There was a large attend
ance. The pall-bearers were: E. Pinneo,
Geo. Bennett, Robt. Hudson, H. Boll-
man, W. H. Marshall and John H. Lloyd.
Pigs hocks and tripe at F. G. Young's.
Oranges and Malaga grapes at F. G.
Nice lake fish at Browner's new Elm
News from Mr. H. A. Dunker is to
the effect that he is better.
Aid. Wm. Edwards is confined to his
home with the "La Grippe."
The Spencer square filling was complet
ed yesterday by Contractor McConnell.
Mr. Earmst Kellerstrass, of Des
Moines, is visiting in his old home, this
Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Welch left this
morning for Honesdale, Pa., on an ex
Mrs. Orton. of Philadelphia, is visiting
at the home of her father. Judge Pleas
ants, on Second avenue.
Conductor Robert Frazer, of the "Q.,"
was taken with the grip while out on the
road yesterday, and is quite ill.
Muscatine has become aroused to the
necessity of a government building and
is making great exertions in that direc
Mrs. William Yerbury will continue to
conduct the dye shop business of her late
husband, assisted by her son, Walter
Mr. H. C. Whitridge expected to have
started with his family for California this
evening, but is obliged to change his ar
rangements liecause of an attack of the
Nellie Bly, the New York World" t globe
trotter, may go through Rock Island to
night on her way east from the Pacific,
though it is probable she will cross the
Mississippi at Ft. Madison.
The lady clerks in the postofflce deBire
the Aroub to inform a citizen who has
been rather prolific in the use of profane
language in the postofflce, that it, would
be better if directed toward the persons
who are to blame.
There is an estate in Massachusetts
awaiting Lemuel and Elizabeth Law
rence, who at one time lived in Rock Isl
and and concerning whose whereabouts
Postmaster Wells has received an inquiry
from Mrs. Harriet A. Bigelow, of Melrose,
Tomorrow afternoon the Womens' Sew
ing society of the First M. E. church will
meet with Mrs. G. R. Housel, 527 Sev
enteenth street, at 2:30 o'clock, and the
pastor. Rev. G. W. Que, is anxious to
meet all the lady members and friends
of the church at that time and place on
Secretary Windom, according to report,
has written a letter to the house commit
tee on commerce, stating that he per
ceives no reason for making Rock Island
a port of entry or Sioux City a port of
delivery. There are a great many things
that Mr. Windom cannot detect wisdom
in, in the absence of a knowledge of
facts. Investigation might enlighten
the secretary on the subject.
Mr. C. O. Bloom, the gentlemanly and
capable chief clerk at the Rock Island
house, has decided to decline a very
tempting and complimentary offer to ac -cept
the management of one of the most
prosperous European hotels in Chicago.
The Messrs. Negus offered Mr. Bloom
such inducements aa to persuade him to
remain in the position he has so long and
so acceptably filled, and it should be a
source of gratification to him to know that
he is ao well appreciated not only else
where, but what is more, by his employers
The many remarkable cures Hood's
Sarsaparilla accomplishes are sufficient
prwi uiai ik uvea )ivkh pcvuuai vi
THE RAILWAY RIGHTS.
City Attorney Haas' Views as to
The Helrnrs tayadleate Haa aCaadl
tleaal Rlcht f Way TaereWIll
theCanartl R-aprrt iff
The Argus thinks it would not be a
wise idea to allow two different stree t car
lines right of way on Fourth avenue,
This means, of course, that the Abgub
favors giving an exclusive right to one
com psny only, and necessarily the com
puny that has published the notice of aps
pneauon ror right or way as required by
law, and has presented the consent of the
owners of a majority of the frontage.
The Argtts believes that necessarily
the council must give the Fourth avenue
right of way to the company that, having
fulfilled all the requirements of the law
seeks the right in good faith, and with its
purpose unconcealed aid clearly defined.
Under all circumstances, the company
seeking a franchise at the hands of the
present Rock Island council, which has
always evinced a determination to prop
erly and zealously guard as well aa to ad
vance all interests, may best expect to re'
ceive the franchise. Viewed from this
standpoint the Holmes syndicate seems to
haye placed itself in the more favorable
light before the council. It has not only
plainly set forth the object of its fran
chise as being to extend its service out on
Ninth street to Eleventh avenue and
thereby reach a new territory in ac
cordance with a plan decided upon as
soon as it came to Rock Island, and has
set forth the time for which it wants the
ordinance to protect it, and has volun
taiily agreed to forfeit the ordK
nance it peeks in' the event of its
failure to have its proposed line in
operation to the entire satisfaction of the
council by June 1. As to how the line
shall be operated, how frequently cars
shall run, etc., the council has the privi
lege of specifying in the ordinance.
On the other hand the Guyer syndicate
is indefinite. It does not set up for what
reason it seeks right of way on Fourth
avenue, or for how long or when it will
build or operate it should it secure the
franchise. It simply asks to have and to
hold the right of way on Fourth avenue
from Eighteenth street to the west end
thereof. As to its route coming into the
city from the southeastern bluffs and
coming down Eighteenth street to First or
Second avenue, the purpose is more defin
ite and calls for the most favorable en
dorsement the council can give. But in
Fourth avenue off-shoot seems to be
without aim or end other than to block
the Holmes syndicate's proposed exten
sion out on Ninth street to a district
equally as important to the city as that
in the new additions toward Moline.
In considering its duty as to granting
right of way privileges on Fourth avenue,
at least between Fifteenth and Fifth
streets, the council finds the situation
peculiar. The Argus haa before stated, and
a number of aldermen who nave been in
the municipal body long enough to know,
have so held, that over that avenue be
tween the streets named the Holmes peo
ple already have a conditional right of
way. The Guyer representatives have seen
fit to deny this, and have attempted to in
form the council that it was mistaken in
the matter. With an aim to learn the
actual facts an Argus representative
sought City Attorney Haas' opinion this
morning, and it ought to be sufficient
authority to satisfy all concernel. He
"The Holmes company does not hold
an ordinance for right of way privileges
on Fourth avenue west ot Fifteenth
street, or it would not be seeking one
now, but it does hold a conditional right
of way there. I have looked into this
thing thoroughly, and it appears that
when the council granted the new Moline
& Rock Island company its ordinances a
little over a year ago, provision was made
that within nine months from any time
the council should order, or that the
property holders should petition, the
Holmes company should build a line
frem the corner of Third avenue and
Fifteenth street, along Fifteenth street to
Fourth avenue, and west to Fifth street.
Now there was an obligation exacted of
the street car company, and that
obligation I hold and I think
the law will sustain me implies
a right. The Moline & Rock Island
company comes before the council with
the petition of the property holders
and the council has the right to order the
company to build the road. How the
council could, in a spirit of fairness, re
fuse to authorize the MolffTe & Rack Isl
and company to build now, after with
holding the power to compel it to build,
I cannot see. The council has already
given the Moline & Rock Island com pas
ny an implied right there which is as
binding as if it were expressed. The
council ought to act in good faith."
Mr. Haas was asked his opinion of the
suggestion that both companies be
granted rights of way on Fourth avenue,
and he said: "I don't consider it would
be the part of policy or of wisdom.
No such steps on the part of the council
Mr. Alfred Batcbelor, who runs the
boat house at the foot of Eighteenth
street, and who sleeps in his wharf, arose
shortly before 4 o'clock this morning ex
pectlng to take an early train on the C,
M. & St. P. road for Winona. In moving
about he upset a lighted lamp which
quickly exploded, and set everything
about on fire. Mr. Batchelor endeavored
desperately to smother the flames with
his bed clothes, etc., but failed, and fin
ally was obliged to escape bareheaded
and barefooted, all that he saved being a
pair of pantaloons, a shirt and his over
coat. He singed bis hair ana mus
tache in bis efforts to save
his property. An alarm was given,
and the fire department responded
promptly, but the little building was con
sumed with contents, Including Mr.
Batcbelor's clothing, tools, watch and
940 in money which he had drawn from
the bank yesterday, and entailing a loss
of $200, on which there was but nominal
insurance. The burning building made a
grgeous illumination along the river
front and lighted the entire business
p anion of the city.
City Attorney J. L. Haas accidentally
upset a lamp in his sleeping apartment
adjoining bis office on the second floor of
the building at the northwest corner of
Eighteenth street and 8econd avenue the
other night, but by rare good judgment
and promptness of action be smothered
the flames which leaped about him with
a bed comfort, and averted what would
doubtless have proven a catastrophe.
In the circuit court yesterday afternoon
was commenced the trial of John and El
len White, of Drury, charged with steal
ing nineteen geese valued at $19 from
Mrs.McGarvey.with Slate's Attorn ej Stur
geon and M'j. J. M. Bcardsley for the
prosecution, and Messrs. D. C. Cloud aod
J. T. Ken worthy on the defence. The jur
ors are Messrs. C. E. Hodgson, Joseph
Bowser. Ne!s Pierce. W. E. Stevens,
Alf Lindvall, George Crouch, John Mc
Eniry. W. W. Bearby, Samuel Bowles.
Jr., Oscar Bisant and L. E. Arnold.
The case went to the jury this after
noon, but Judge Smith refused to read
the instructions on the part of the state's
attorney, on the ground that they were
not presented in time, and rather repri
manded that official for his apparent
negligence of duty.
It is rumored that the $10,000 libel suit
brought by ex-City Attorney McEniry
against the Union has been compromised
and that the Union will make a suitable
retraction in the morning of all its former
reflections against his character and in
Wanted a good eook at Mrs. Howard
Wells'. 1411 Fourth avenue.
The consumer may consider himself
ucky if he gets milk of the first water.
C. A. Stiil, - Manager.
Four Nights, Commencing 1
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 21st.
Bartley McCullnm Comedy Co.
The Best Popular Price Company
Splendid Company of Players!
SCCCRI SCAT! S.M.T.
Admission only 10, 20 and 30c.
Matinee Saturday at S:g0.
Jnst 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 Rock Island Uonse.
Secured by First Mortgage,
rOB 8ALB AT
6 AND 7 PER CENT.
IirrcaisT CoLLIctbd Without CBtaas.
No trouble or expense spared to aecara choicest
Onr Fourteen years' experience ana long es
tablished local agendas give ns
Call or write for circulars or references.
tfW an. 2292 ?3"llCfi
MteWTt? jlAVENPORT Id.
$200.00 and Upwards
For sale, secured on land worth from
three to five times the amount
of the loan.
Interest T per cent semi annually, collected and
remitted free of charge.
E. W. HURST,
Attobnst at Law
Rooms S aad i Masonic Tempi,
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 morning. We have decided to
deduct 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 dhcounted. Whjt
Because we make the discount to induce you to buy before inventory and
thus save us work. So you see the earlier you call the larger the assort
ment from which to uelect. Our force are lively workers and it will be to
your interest to call early and allow us the privilege of exchanging dry
Roods for cash.
CLOAKS From all Hoth garments onfifth or 20 percent will be deducted.
PLUSH CL AKS We will sell at vtry low prices.
BLANKETS One-fifth or 30 per cant deducted from blankets.
Rock Island. Illinois.
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A.2SriD .A.S TO ZDjcIIFS,
I have just opened a handsome lot of Hanging and Stand Lamps, received too
late for Christmas trade, which I don't intend to have bang on my bands.
Call and see if tho prices don't bear me out in this assertion.
Gk M, LOOSLEY,
1609 Second Avenue.
Men's Felt Shoes qq
" Felt Boot Overs 1 00
" Arctics i 00
Alaskas.... 1 go
" Rubbers. 40
" Clops 50
Women's Arcti6s 75
" High Button Gaiters.... !.!!!!! 65
" Alaskas.. ;. 40
Boy's Arctics 50
M sses' High Button Gaiters......... ; 60
" Rubbers 25 '
' Arctics 70
Children's Arctics 50 -
In addition to these low prices I will give away an Encyclopepla, valued at $8,
to each customer buying $35 worth of Boots and Shoes.
Call In and let us show you the Book and explain how you can get it free.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr..
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, 118 Second Avnuef
ELM STREET SHOE STORE) .J,.---:-:' 7
- 2W9 THI AwiM.
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There is probably no
bet'er light for a large
room than this No. 2 Globe
Incandescent Lamp. It
will brilliantly light a
room 35 feet square and
that means 320 candle
power. Any body can
manage it, and I have yet
to hear the first complaint
of it. If you want a splen
did light for your store,
church or Sunday School
room, call and look at it.
My store is lighted by it.