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Cook Stoves j Ranges,
RIVERSIDE OAK STOVES.
Boynton Celebrated Furnaces,
MASON & D AVIS'
Wrought Steel Ranges
and Steel Dome Furnaces.
-rTEstiinatHa for Heating and Ventilating furnished on ap
plication. DAVID DON,
1617 Second avenne, rook Island, Ills.
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,
Wall Papr at and Below Cost
Window Shades at Cost
BIO BARGAINS In Every Department for wo MUST
CLOSE out our Stock In Twenty Days.
House Furnishing Goods,
Gas Fitting Stock
KOHJST & ADLEE'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 & Box Sample free.
T. H. THOMAS,
" ' . " Druggist, Rock Island.
KINGSBURY & SON,
1705 Secend Avenue.
I ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
CAN WE CAN?
Question That a Little Effort
A SiEW HDl'HTRY I'OR IM.
The Vaaaing Partory in Haw Kork
1b May Very Readily Acq air
It BeairAt . t the City..HoaiethlB(
Worth I. imtc tmt:
Rock Island may very easily secure the
canning factory now located at Milan.and
which, though yet In its infancy, com
paratively ao to speak, having only com
pleted its first season, has already proved
a very profitable investment, as well as
an enterprise of great general profit to
the city wherein it is aituated. So much
by way of a pointer to our Rock Island
Citizens' Improvement association and
others who aie anxious to adyance the
interests of the city. There are a great
many reasons why a strong and dettr
mined effort should be made to secure
this industry for Rock Island, and that
whatever action is taken, should be
prompt. The canning company is de
sirous of leaving Milan and is anxious to
come to Rock Island. Its present situa
tion is not satisfactory because of the
trouble in geiting help. Thtre are not
enough men a id girls in the town to keep
it running anc. it is too far out of the way
to make it coivenient for Rock Island
labor. The company is further prompted
in iu aim to remove to this city in order
that it may have the advantage of our un
surpassed fbipping facilities to all points,
without becoming remote from the pro
ducer. The r.?al obj.-cl in Wating the
factory at Milno in the first place was to
be ner the rm.rket, the farming local
ry, but now that the Rock river tolls
have been cut down and that there Is
every prospect of free bridges entirely
with the auvei.t of the next municipal
year, the company will find it equally as
advantageous in this respect and inur-b
more so in other ways to be in Rock Inl
and. Oue of the rioel largely Interested, and
consequently most influential of the
stockholders ia the company, informed
an Argus ret.resentaiive yesterday that
the company vnuld come to Rock Island
wi'h very little inducement. It wss de
sirable that tie facilities of the institu
tion be Inert ased, and for that reason
some addition!. 1 stock not very much
would he necessary. If local capital
could be induced to take an interest in
it to the extett of a small investment,
there is no doubt of a change being
made The difficulty in securing help at
Mi'an is, hov-ever, the first great diffi
culty there, i.nd this, of course, is the
greatest ohjeci in inducing it to come to
Rock Island. The factory gives em
ployment to 1M) to 200 hands during al
most the entire summer months, and
while a large proportion of this number
are men, the n ajority are girls, who earn
from seventy-!. ve cents to $1 50. per day.
It, therefore, t fiords a boon to the poor
er classes, and is certainly worth looking
after by our Improvement association for
this reason ab( ve all others.
And perhapn one of the chief advan
tages of getting the enterprise to locate
here has not jet been mentioned. It is
the gain through the advertisement the
goods give the city. The brands, all of
which show the name of the city, are
stocked on the shelves of every grocery
of any importance in the country, and the
city's name in conspicuously displayed
constantly. The member of the company
with whom the conversation above relat
ed was bad, st it ed that he had received
more inquiries as to what kiud of a town
Milan was sines he bad been sending his
goods out than he ever expected to hear
of any city in iteveral years. One of the
company's moil popular brands is named
after Hock Island now, and in locating in
Rock Island the inducement to adopt the
name in variots ways would of course be
increased and :n every instance mutually
The Akqtjb contained an article of a
column or more devoted to this industry
and the naturt of its products when it
began eperations last summer, but a word
now will not te out of place. The pro
cess is the sarxe as that employed by the
Oneida commt nity of New York and the
canned goods are of equal merit with
those of the Empire atate industry which
are known tbs world over. Indeed the
demand tor tbs goods of the Milan fao
factory has so increased that new machin
ery must be p it in, the company having
also decided to can peas and other vege
tables in addition to tomatoes and corn,
which Lave been the principal products
The manifett importance therefore of
making an exertion in behalf of bringing
this enterprise to Rock Island at once is
very apparent. It may leave Milan at
all events and the desire of the majority
of the stock -holders ia to come to Rock
Island. Will an inducement he made
sufficient to bring it heref Is not this a
subject worthy of a special meeting of
the Rock Ixlaiid Citizens' Improvement
association at once?
At Trinity c tuple. Rev. R. F. Sweet,
rector, services at 10:43 a. m.. 12 m., 2:30
and 7 p. m.
At the Utited Presbyterian church,
preaching in tbe morning, subject, "The
Duty of Prayc Also in tbe evening by
Rev. II. C. Marshall. All are cordially
At tbe Central Presbyterian church,
tbe Rev. John II. Ktrr. of Normal. III.,
will preach morning and evening.
Youns Deoola's meeting at 8 p. in.
Wednesday evening prayer meeting as
At the Broadway Presbyterian church.
Rey. W. 8. Jlarquia. pmator. win preaca
at 10:40 a. m. No evening service.
Sabbath ached at 9.10 a. m.. Dr. J. W.
Stewart, superintendent. Young people's
meeting at 8 :4 5 p. m. At the South Park
chanel. Sunda r school at 2:80 p. m.
For the Fir it M. E. church, preaching
in the Christina chapel at 10:45 a. m. ana
7:30 p. no. by the pastor, Rev. G. W. Gue.
Evening subject, "Why is the Devil Per
mitted to Live." Sunday school at 2 p.
m. in lecture room of 'Christian chapel,
J. F. Robinst n. auDerintendent. Young
nnnla meitlnff in lecture room of
Christian cbajiel at 6:30 p. tn., Chas. E,
Adams, leede .
ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 1880.
THE FARMERS' INSTITUTE.
Yesterday' trreattas; Senaian of
the SJowaty Agrtealtarallata at Rey
olds Papera aad Dlaeasslona.
The second meeting this winter of tbe
County Farmers' Institute was held at
Reynolds yesterday. President Campbell
presiding, and there was large atten
dance, but tbe proceedings were delayed
until 3 p. in. in consequence of the accU
dent on tbe R I. 4 P. road elsewhere re
ported, and as a result of which those
from this city did no arrive until the time
stated. The first subject discussed was
introduced by D. T. Seymour, of Taylor
Ridge, "Do Farmers Live Up to Their
Full Social Privileges?" The real idea
advanced waa, farmers did not live up to
their full social privileges, that money
expended in beautifying the home would
prove more beneficial as an investment to
buy more land or corn, to feed more
stock, etc. Tbe discussion seemed to
take the same line of thought.
Tbe next paper was by County Supers
intendent J. H. Southwell on "Botany,
of Some Farm Plants," an excellent and
instructive preparation, which elicited an
entertaining discussion upon the matter
of raising clover, referred to in the paper.
Music by tbe Reynolds Glee club, with
which the exercises were opened, con
cluded the afternoon session.
The evening session opened with music
by the glee club, after which Mr. Louis
Jahns, of Moline, read a paper on the
"New Gospel of Agriculture," followed
by the difcusbion of the social privilege
Some amusing songs concluded the
programme of tbe day, including an or-,
iginal song by Cole Moxon, and a char
acter song, "Give the Boy a Chance," by
S. D. Wait, Miss Rosbtrry and Cole
The Rivrr In All Right.
Will S Hays, riyer edirnr of the Cin
cinnati Commercial GatetU, is enthus
iastic over the prospect of the steamboat
business. He says that while many a
mile of railroad ia ready to be sold for
debt in this country, the cry of increas
ing trade and traffic upon the Ohio and
Mississippi rivers is: "More boats 1" No
ue talking about railroads killing steam',
boats you can't "down 'em," and the
more boats that are built from now on
the better business will tie on the rivers
of the south and west.
Tbe St. Louis Republic says that while
there is a demand for more boatsto handle
the increasing traffic of the great rivers
in tbe west and south, it is recorded that
during 1889 there were twenty-two rail
road companies which went into the
hands of the receivers. These represented
8.8o3 miles of lines, and 99. 664,000 of
capital stock, with a total bonded debt of
$89,702,000. The fact that in a single
year twenty -five railways, aggregating
over 2.900 miles of lines, and represent
iag in bonds and capital stock nearly
fl3S.000.000, besides a large amount of
upaia interest ana noating dent, were
sold out by these creditors, would seem
somewhat alarming had tbe country not
become accustomed to greater railway
mortality in previous years.
According to the dispatches to today's
Chicago Tribune. Gen. Cutchean, chair-,
man of tbe bouse commute, has
reported favorably on the resolution
which directs the secretary of war to
report in detail on tbe present con
dition of Rock Island arsenal, the
land owned by the government, the
buildings, and ao on. "The secretary is
also to give his views as to the desira
bleness of utilizing the works as a gun
factory for the finishing of heavy ord
nance. He is convinced that Rock Isl
and affords unusual advantages for a
government gun foundry. A thousand
acres of land are available and the strats
egic situation could not be better. Many
western mbembera are of the belief that
the time has come for the establishment
of an ordnance factory in the Mississippi
1I san seed
The direful nightmare which has been
hovering over the Union sanctum for the
laat month or so in tbe form of a f 10,000
suit for damages for libel, was dispelled
in reality this morning. Mr. McEnirv
dismissed the case in tbe circuit court.
each side agreeing to pay their own costs.
The Argus is pleased to note the concil
iatory spirit manifested by both the Union
and Mr. McEniry, which indicates that
they will get along with less friction in
The circuit court adjourned at 3 o'clock
thia afternoon until Monday, with tbe
McDonald case in the bands of the jury.
Tbe Davenport will case is sgain be
fore tbe county court today.
Simon St Mosenfelder are busy taking
stock, and as soon as they are through
a general clearance sale will take place.
One of their first moves will be a special
pants' sale. Already hundreds of fine
pants accumulated the past season, are
piled on to one table, with the legend,
"Your Choice for $2.50." Most of these
pants are worth from f 4 to f 5. Step in
while passing, and take a look at them.
Sale to begin Monday.
U. 8. Bisnal Oirica, t
Washington, D. C, Jan,25. f
For the next 24 hours for Illinois
Fair; warmer; light rains tomorrow.
Neuralgic pain is usually of an in
tensely sharp, cutting or burning charac
ter, and is either constant or intermittent.
To relieve this torture and effect a speedy
and permanent cure rub thoroughly with
Salvation Oil, tbe greatest pain cure on
earth. Price 23 cents a bottle.
"I cannot praise Hood's Saraaparilla
half enouib." says a mother, whose eon.
almost blind with scrofula, was cured by
Mclntlre Bros, have a new and reliable
kid glove cleaner; cleans perfectly and
leaves no odor.
An Irwin. Pa., paper tells of a Bewick-
lv township man who says he has corn
- - . . I , 1 L ! k.
growing on nis piece six incuna wgu.
It's a wise child that goes oat of the
room to laugh when the old man mashes
Hon. J. W. Greene, of Chicago, was in
the city today.
Mr. Andrew Donaldson, of Rural, was
in the city today.
Mr. E. T. Wilson and wife, of Rural,
were in the city today.
Mr. John Settles, of Carbon Cliff, was
in the city today on business.
The congregation of the First M. E.
church will worship in the Christian
Tbe Rock Island main line train from
Council Bluffs was three hours late today
in conaequenceof snow.
Tbe funeral of Mrs. H. C. Wivill will
take place from St. Joseph's church at 9
o'clock Monday morning. j
Rev. J. H. Kerr, of Normal, III,
preaches in the Central Presbyterian
tomorrow morning and evening. I
Capt. John O'Connor has returned
from Dubuque where he was a witness in
the steamboat suit related in last night's
Mr. Dick Crampton, who has been
very ill for four weeks, is on the road to
recovery, as his many friends will re
joice to learn.
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Donaldson enter
tained a progressive euchre party last
evening in a very pleasant manner at
their Third avenue home.
Mrs. Henry Housman and son Frank,
left last evening for Cheyenne, Wyo., to
attend tbe funeral of Mrs. Housman's
soninlaw, Erastus Nagle.
Mr. H. C. Whitridge, late auditor of
the R. I. & P. road, was resting much
easier this morning and passed a com
fortable night, but is still very ill.
Gust. Giger has purchased tbe saloon
of Swan Youogren, corner of Ninth street
and Fourth avenue, and will have an
opening lunch one week from today
Capt. M. H. Crapster, government
light bouse inspector for the Si. Louis
district, is in tbe city. Capt. Crapster is
the only living hro'ber of the late Mrs.
H C. Wivill.
The Christian chapel congregation
does not give up its church entirely to
the M. E. folks. The two churches
unite in the services through the courtesy
of the Christian people.
From 8 o'clock this morning to 2:30
this afternoon, there were fifty calls for
doctors through the telephone exchange,
showing a faint idea atleast.of the extent
of the grip in Rock Island at tbe present
About seventy-live teachers attended
the first of County Supt. Southwell's
classes In physiology and hvpiene at the
high school this morning. Frincipal
Bishop gave an interesting outline on the
subject of tbe skeleton.
annuel Gait, an alderman from the
Third ward in the city of Moline for a
number of years, died suddenly this morn
ing from consumption aged seventy-five.
He bad resided in Moline since 1845 and
leaves a wire, son and daughter.
Hon. Fitch Phelps, of Big Rapids,
Mich., a state senator, who died there
last W ednesday as the result of an acci
dent, was a cousin of Mrs. C. H. Stod
dard, of this city, to whom be made a
visit, accompanied by bis wife last sum
Rev. R. F. Sweet closes his sixth year
as a Kock Island pastor tomorrow. There
are but two ministers in Rock Island who
have been here longer than Mr. Sweet
Rev. Mr. Mennicke, of the German Luth
eran, and Rev. Thomas Mackin, of St.
Linemen Robb and Dickman, of the
Brush Electric Light company, are both
ill with tbe grip as is Supt. Blaisdell,and
the consequence is that -only the upper
and store circuits will be in operation
tonight. Manager Johnson being unable.
though be has endeavored to do so, to
get the lower circuit in condition.
Miss Florence Hamilton and company
presented tbe drama "Lost in New York"
n a satisfactory manner to a large
audience at Harper's theatre last evening.
This afternoon there waa a matinee and
tonight "Waiting For a Verdict" will be
presented, which concludes the company's
Conductor Teller, of tbe Sterling train,
is running Conductor Pollard a tram on
tbe St. Louis division of tbe C, B. & Q.,
while Conductor W. R. Cory a. of the
Monmouth local freight, is in charge of
Conductor Teller's train. Conductors
Strain and Sullivan, who have been
thinking seriously of entertaining the
grip, are past the danger line.
At a meeting of the Illinois dairymen
at Belvidere Thursday, Mr. D. W. Lit
tie, of Preemption, talked upon the
value of dairy offals as articles of food
He spoke especially upon the value of
buttermilk aa an article of diet for the
hog, saying that it waa pre-eminently the
best that could be fed in order to obtain
me oest possioie results irom younsr
The hind trucks ot Conductor Palmer's
tiain, coming in on the Cable branch of
the R. I. & P. yesterday morning, broke
near Taylor Ridge and tbe car fell upon
the track and was dragged a onsiderat
ble distance before the train could be
stopped. The track was loosened on
one side, and traffic had to be auspended
until the afternoon, and the morning
train was abandened entirely. Some of
the passengers were considerably
alarmed, but no aerioua damage waa
The mayor having interferred with the
proposed wrestling match between Green
and Burns in this city, the English cham
pion has aent $26 forfeit to Dubuque te
bind a challenge issued by him to
throw any man in Dubuque three times
in one hour for $50 or $100, which has
been accepted by Barnes Kelly, of that
city. The Dubuque Athletic club has
given the use of iu rooms for the match
and offered a purse of $25 to the
winner. Green waa in the city this
morning and ill go to Dubuque the first
of the week.
The prevailing sentiment in Chicago is
that the terrible fatal accident at tbe gate
to Rose Hill cemetery, that city, Thurs
day afternoon, when a train or cars
crashed into a carriage containing the
funeral mourners and four deaths resulti
e 1, would have been averted by railway
gates at the crossing, such as are at all
dangerous places in that city, and which
will now be put in at once. The same
kind of gates have been ordered by the
Rock Island council at the foot of Twenty-fourth
street, and the railroads will
put them in pretty soon or will have a
few fines to pay.
Conductor Ed. Terry, of the C, B. &
., brought to the Argus office today a
banana still attached to the stock, while
closely fastened to the banana and im
bedded in the skin, was a snail shell with
every appearance of animation inside.
The banana was among a bunch which
the news agent on the train bad, and Ter
ry was at once attacked by the curiosity,
and captured it. There is now on exhi
bition at the Davenport academy of
science a snake which Mr. Terry discov
ered similarly imbedded in a banana
some time ago, and like this, had prob
ably got in in its incipiency, and grew as
the fruit progressed.
Wanted a good cook at Mrs.
Wells', 1411 Fourth avenue.
C. A. Steil, - - Manager.
Four Nights, Commencing
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 21st.
Bartley McCullum Comedy Co.
The Best Popular Price Company
Elegant Wardrobes I
Splendid Company of Players!
sir cue smts bavlt.
Admission only 1, 20 and 30c.
Matinee Saturday at 2:g0
Cbab. A. 8tiel, - - Manager.
ONE NIGHT ONLY,
FRIDAY EVE., JAN. 31cst.
"Some may come and aome may go.
But Tom play a on forever. "
Blind Tom's Piano Recital.
The most B.il'lunt Kxpretslon of Cntu
tored Mnsic known to History.
Wonaerfnl Evidence of Memory.
Wonderful Anay.al of Mule.
Wonderful Perception of Sound .
America's Musical Wonder
Blind Tom !
An entertainment, takinff It "all In all." nav
urpasaea in me annus or music.
Price. 75, so and 25 cents.
Jast receided, 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 Bon.e.
Secured by First Mortgage,
OB SALB AT
6J AND 7 PER CENT.
lKTVBKST COLLICTID WlTBOCT CBABCB.
No trouble or expense spared to secure choicest
Onr Fonrteen years' experience ana long es
tablished local agencies give ns
Call or write for circulars or references.
MowtcTcrw Davenport u.
IB SOUS Of
$200.00 and Upwards
For sale, secured on land worth from
three to five times the amount
of the loan.
Interest T ter cent semi annually, collected and
remitted free or coarg.
E. W. HURST,
Attorney at Law
Books i and Masonic Temple,
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
on Improved Farms in the
Best Counties of Iowa,
The Farms were Inspected by
SIS Main St.. DAVENPORT. IA.
Begin to measure goods Monday
deduct 10 per cent from all cash sales amounting to $1.00
or more for another week. Thia 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. Why?
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 larirer the assort
raent from which to eelect. Our force are lively workers and it will be to
your interest to call early and allow us the privilege of exchanging dry
goods for cash.
CLOAKS From all cloth garments oneflfth or 20 per cent will be deducted.
PLUSH CLOAKS We will sell at very low prices.
BLANKETS One-fifth or 20 per cent deducted from blankets.
Rock Island. Illinois.
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I have just opened a handsome lot of Banging and Stand Lampe, received too
late for Christmas trade, which I don't intend to have hang on my banda.
Call and see if tbe prices don't bear me out in thia assertion. ..
Gh Me LOOSLE;
1609 Second Avenue.
Men's Felt Shoes
" Felt Boot Overs
High Button Gaiters
Boy's Arctics. .;
M'fsea' High Button Gaiters
In addition to these low prices I will give away an Eocyclopepia, valued at $8,
to each customer buying 933 worth of Boots and Shoes.
Call in and let us show you the Book and explain how you can get it fres.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, 1818 Second Avenue.
ELM STREET SHOE STORE . V "
morning. We'baye decided to
There is probably no
better 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.