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THE ROOK ISLAND ARGUS, MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 1890.
-One of our Buyers spent last
Whenever a bargain was offered in our line of wares be was on hand to
snip it up quick; consequence,' a list of bargains in many lines this week
wblch we have not bad before and which we cannot enumerate as we I ave
j jst begun unpacking them and It may uke two days to get all checked off
and in shape. They will be placed on sale as fast as marked. We always
believe In off season bargains, and while other merchants are invoicing
and dreaming about what they will do McCabe Bros are up and at it, and
it has come to be a season of "grpat expectation" with manv of our cus
tomers, and our JANUARY and FEBRUARY bargain sales are as eagerly
looked forward to. and still greater anticipations of the solid bargains to
be had, than in the busier seasons of tba. year. McCabe Bros are sleep
less, tireless workers for business, as their constantly Increasing trade each
year fully proves. They are never satisfied to offer good values, but it
must alwsys bo the best that cash can buy. and then to sell at the lowest
price named by others for inferior wares.
Watch this space for our advertisement in a few days, of the grandest
line of embroideries evt r landed on Ibis continent now on the road direct
from the great factories in St. Gall, Switzerland, comprising the daintiest
edgings, elegant Bouncings, skirting and allover work on Swiss, nainsook,
cambric and India linens in the new Van Dyke and all the latest novelty
patterns, and there are hundreds of them this season never before shown.
Watch this space.
1712. 1714. 1716. 1718. 1720 and 1783 Second Atkncb.
CLOSING OUT PRICES.
Plush Cabinet Albums 38 cents,
Leather Cabinet Albums 78 cents,
Sleds Below Cost,
Work Baskets Below Cost,
Stationery at 29 per cent off,
Cabinet Frames 20 per cent off;
Bibles at Cost,
Wall Paper at and Below ( 'osl
Window Shades at Cost.
Bid BARGAINS In Every Department for we MUST
CLOSE out our Stock In Twenty Days.
HAS REMOVED TO
To 1725 Second Avenue,
Next door to Crampton'a Bookstore.
The Public is cir'.iRllv invited to inspect our new Gillery Tue finest West of
Chiratfo without any exception. We have the only camera in this vicinity !arge
enough to make life sir. Tbotograpbs direct. We have the only Gllry in this city
witich Is first class tu nil Its aimintnients. in (set it contains more Instruments,
Hick Grounds, Flioiorraphir Furniture, etc., than all the other Galleries in this
city combined We have a reputation of the highest ordi r an. I ala the ability and
iH'termination to sustain it,
-We go east for New Goods, and from now until then
AT COST OR LESS.
t-It will pay yon to GO AND SEE
The Davenport Shoe Co.,
COH. BIJADY AND SECOND,
R. ck Is'aml Car slops at our door.
KOJEJN & ADLER'S,
POST OFFICE BLOCK.
Irish Cough Syrup,
(10 and 25c
For Liver and Klidney Troubles
NOTHING EQUAL TO
Thomas Liver and Kidney Pills,
25c a Box Sample free.
T. H. THOMAS,
Druggist, Rock Island.
week in Chicago picking up
KINGSBURY & SON,
1705 Secend Avenne.
; ROCK ISLAND, ILL
Coughs, Colds, Etc.,
A BABE IN A BASKET
An Infant of a Few Weeks Aban
doned to the World.
DIM OYF.KF.D IX AX ALIiF.Y,
Csaar.tr?. ably PravKe fer la the Mat
ter r lathes, bat Lirft rrleaaleM
Wn Were Its PareataT.A Case ft
Chas. Kammerer made a somewhat
unusual discovery in the alley la the
rear of Capt. Bracken's residence. 1108
First avi nue.at about 6 o'clock tbls morn
ing. Attracted by the piercing and plte
ous screuns of a child and pursuing the
sound , t la search was rewarded by the
discover? of a new five-cent market bas
ket, and in which much more carefully
wrapped than little Moses of old, was an
infant. Mr. Karomerer picked the curjous
bundle t p and took it ioto Capt. Brack
ett's be use, and the captain without
delay conveyed it to the police sta
tion. A physician was summoned,
who nude an examination of the
chill, nnd pronounced it fully two
weeks old, if not older. It was a male.
Toe child was neatly though plainly and
warmly dressed with two suits of under
clothes and two dresses, while other ad
ditional though necessary paraphernalia
was provided. This all tending to Show
tbat thi re was intention on the part of
thoe woo had abandoned it to treat it
cruelly or to leave it to die.
The f bundling could not have been ex
posed n ore than a few minutes, when its
wails brought Mr. Kammerer to its
rescue, is Foreman Williams, of the R.,
I. & P. round house, had hurried through
the alii y fifteen minutes before on his
way to work with a lantern in bis hand,
he is rcrtain tbat he would have dis
covered it bad it been in the alley then.
Mr. Kimmerer, who is in the employ
of Mr.-P. L. Mitchell, whose barn is on
the comr of Twelfth street and the al
ley in v hico the babe was found, states
that he saw a strange man come out of
i be alley shortly before 6 o'clock, and
cutting across to First avenue, walk up
the railroad tracks along the river front
at a npid rate. I lie man s actions
arouer Mr. Hammerer's suspicions, and
his firs: inclinations were to notify the
police, but on after thought he changed
bis mind, and thought no more about
bun until he made the discovery of
the inf int. He has furnished the police
with a description of the man, and this
may Wad to the apprehension of the
The police have given the child, pend
ing investigation, into the bands of Mrs.
Joseph Sinnett, who lives near the sta
tion, and who kindly offered to care for
it for t if, present.
TH B DAVKXPOIIT KSTATE
'nt. .lulm IVetr Appointed ASninltt-
t rater to llret The Will Kut lra
ItHie.l Yrt-The art Proreedlnxs.
The matter of the estate of the late
Bailey Davenport in tbe county court
ent tvur from Sttnrday night until this
rcornitrg, when the arguments were re
sumed before Judge Adams, who shortly
before noon appointed Capt. John Peetz
admin strator to collect, though the pro
bating of the will was deferred pending
the consideration by the court of certain
legal propositions that have arisen con
cerning; it. There were a large number
of attorneys present: Col. Henry Curtis,
Jr., aid Messrs. A. J. nirscbl, Chas.
Hubb. II and Chas. Putnam representing
the heirs in possession, Wm. Jackson the
Copp and Swan relative?, Sweeney &
WalRt r. Miss Bowling and certain of the
creditors. Major H. C. Connelly and Mr.
Oliver Olson, other creditors, and State's
Attor icy M . M. Sturgeon, the state of
Mr. Jackson objected to the will being
probated en the ground of the uncertain
ty of the paternity of the deceased and
the doubt that therefore existed as to tbe
legitimacy of the present heirs in posses
sion. He further thought tbe court
should not feel obligated to appoint as ad-
minis rator any one suggested by those
ho bad assumed to be tbe heirs and
bad ttken possession of the estate. There
were a number of other citizens, be held,
tbat would serve as acceptably as the
gentleman who bad been urged, against
whoEi, however, he had no objection to
raise personally or as to his fitness for
tbe position, but be held tbat it would be
better to choose some one else and be
sugg sted Judge Wilkinson.
A somewhat heated discussion arose,
in waich there were one or more exciting
tilts between counsel, and during which
Mr. Hirschl held tbat there were two
wills now on probate in tbe county court,
thosj of Col. Geo. Davenport and of
Mrs- Susan M. Goldsmith, otherwise
kno'vn as Mrs. Lewis, the latter the
mother of Bailey Davenport, both of
which set forth explicitly that Bailey
Davmport and Geo. Davenport were full
and real brothers, and both the children
of V rs. Goldsmith.
O hers of the attorneys participated in
the discussion which followed. State's At
torney Sturgeon also slating that the
stab; of Illinois might eventually have
somithing to say about the estate, and
rem nding the court that there was a
postlbility that it might be established
that no legal heirs to the estate of Bailey
Davenport existed, and that in such
event the property escheats to the state
undir the law of descent.
Finally in consideration of the wishes
of tie great weight of the creditors re
pretenting $100. 000 worth of claims
aga nst the estate, the desire of those
presumed to be tbe heirs at law, and the
emiient fitness of Capt. Peetz, both as a
financier and business man, and the ad
vantage to be gained from a close ac
qusintainsbip with Mr. Davenport, be
wat appointed administrator to collect
by Judge Adams, and for the present
this disposes of the matter.
0. ft. Siemsx Orrics, I
Washington, D. C, Jan ,27. 1
I'or the next 24 hours for Illinois
Fair, wanner; cooler tomorrow.
Mr. Will Meyers has returned from a
business trip to Chicago.
Mrs. Joseph Haiblip and children are
recovering from a siege of la grippe.
A path has been established across
the ice between Rock Island and Daven
port. Mr. Chas. Ammison, the jolly grape
grower of Carbon Cliff, was in the city
today shaking hands with his friends."
Mrs. W. T. Call has Issued invitations
for a tea Friday evening at the home of
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Eggles
ton on Second avenue.
The Diamond Jo steamboat company
has purchased the Iowa Iron works at
Dubuque and intend to build steel hulls
for vessels next spring.
Wm. E. Stengel, of this city, will put
up a big ice house at Muscatine and fill it
as soon as completed. Muscatine ice,
melons and potatoes rate high.
Tbe marriage of Mr. John Lane and
Miss Ruth Atkinson took place at the
borne of Supervisor Wm. Atkinson Fri
day. Judge Adams officiating.
Tbe Rock Island Citizens' Improve
ment association will hold a special
meeting next Thursday evening to con
sider the Milan canning factory project.
Mrs. J. C. Auld and Mrs. Harry Fay
left for Chicago this noon to attend the
funeral of their sister, Mrs. Wm. Briggs,
who died of quick consumption jester
Pat Rooney, not the Pat of national
reputation, but of local celebrity, has
yielded up to insidious invasion of the
grip, and his face i not teen in its usual
The Western Trail, the monthly bulle
tin of the Rock Island road, in its current
issue devotes considerable space to tbe
"White Sulphur" springs on the Miosis-,
sippi below Davenport.
It is reported tbat the Piute clnb will
build an elegant club house of its own
some time this year. The club is com
posed of 150 members, a large number of
whom are from Moline end R tea Island.
A report reached Rock Island to Jay
that Mrs. C. II. Bashforth had died at
Griggsville, Illinois, of nervous prostra
tion and grief after her husband's burial,
but investigation failed to develop any
ground for tbe rumor.
Tbe funerals of Mr. and Mrs. Louis
Salzuiann'a sen Waller, and of Mr. and
Mrs. Wm. Eckerman's daughter Mamie,
occurred yesterday, the attendance at
botb testifying to tbe sympathy tbat is
felt for the giief stricken families.
Adolph Fosberg and John Lavine were
arrested by Officer Helter Saturday night.
Fosberg lives on Fourth avenue, between
Eleventh and Twelfth street, and is
charged with abusiug bis wife, while
Lnvine is charged with creating a dis
Tbe story is out that Cephas Gregg, an
oia and well known Mississippi river
man, and captain of the Gem City last
year, has fallen in love with a black-eyed
aenorita of Tucson, Arizona, but that be
yielded to a prior claim of a rustler with
two large guns worn vis-a-vis at the
waist, and came away.
Mr. Phil Mitchell baa returned from his
business trip to tbe east. Mr. Mitchell
states tbat the rebuilding of the Mitchell
& Lynde block will begin early in the
spring, and that the front will be of red
granite, the whole exterior appearance to
be tbe handsomest in the three cities,
while the interior will be most convenient
and elegant in every way.
I ne fiorence Hamilton company
closed its engagement at Harper's theatre
Saturday night. The gold watch prom
ised as a souvenir was not presented, tbe
management announcing that a discov
ery of tbe fact that the law would not
permit the raffle, coupled with the fact
that business did not warrant it, had in
duced the company to abandon its inteni
tion in this respect.
The funeral of Mrs. H. C. Wivill oc
curred this morning from St. Joseph's
church, Rev. Father Thomas Mackin of
ficiating. The floral tributes were beau
tiful, especially so a pillow bearing
the word, "Rest," from Mrs. Heagy, of
Hampton. The pall-bearers were: Maj
J. M. Beards'ey, Wm. McEniry, Samuel
Heagy, Henry Harrison, Aid. Daniel
Corken and F. Colten.
An ex confederate soldier sent five dol
lars to Gen. Beauregard and told bim to
send in return a winning ticket in the
Louisiana lottery, saying he bad been a
faithful soldier in tbe lost cause, and he
came out of tbe army with hardly enough
clothes to cover his nakedness. The
general is said to have replied: "My desr
comrade, I send yon a ticket. I also of
fer you this advice: If you stick to the
Louisiana lottery as faithfully as you did
to the southern confederacy, you will not
have clothes enough to wad a shot gun.'
Presiding Elder M. A. Head, of tbe
Rock Island M. E district, this afternoon
received a dispatch announcing the death
of his mother, Mrs. Margaret Head, at
Hillsboro, Ohio. Mr. Head's f ether, who
was minister of the gospel, died there
four years ago. Mrs- Head was an aunt
of ex-Governor Foraker. In consequence
of the sad event the quarterly meeting to
have been held in Moline tomorrow
night has been recalled.
Mr. W. B. Darling, late bookkeeper for
the Democrat company, has purchased the
ticket broking business of O. P. Blake,
situated at 123 west Second street, Div
en port, and will conduct it hereafter
Mr. Darling combines the advantages of a
genial pleasant gentleman with a spirit
of energy and push and a thorough
knowledge of business that will win him
success in bis new avocation. He de
serves a full measure of it.
Geesner and Nichol are the only play
rs f last season's Davenport team who
have not signed for 1890. The others
have signed ss follows: Joe Kappel with
the Athletics of Philadelphia, Robert
Allen with the Philadelphia national
league club; Philip Routcliffe with the
Pittsburg national league club. Con
Strotbers and Edward Fusselback with
the Des Moines club of the Western as
sociation. Fanning with the Omabas, H.
Eappel with the Sioux Citys and "Chock'
Lauer with the Chicago National league
club. Raines and Harrington are with
the Cincinnati league club.
IN THE CHURCHES.
he Donble Blessings of
Good Ably Set Forth.
Mr. Wa. Jtrkui aid Kev. W.Une
Appeal t the H. E. relit a for Aid fer
a Noble Farpoae mad the Latter I'oav
pllaieata a Pa bile Beaefaeter.
The First Methodist congregation wor
shipped in the Christian church yesterday
and in place of a set sermon Mr. William
Jackson made a very profitable talk re
garding the financial part of the church
work, urging all to take hold and not
leave too great a burden on the shoulders
of the ptstor, who had thus far carried
nearly every responsibility. Mr. Gue,
the pastor, concluded the service by say
ing in substance (hat we did not have
long to stay in this world, life was very
uncertain; tbat he believed some of them
would be done with the things of esrth
inside of a year; tbat it behooved them
to wisely arrange their financial matters
so that their property would go where it
would do the most good. That he bad
been seeking persons who would put into
the new church memorial windows, which
would be a far better monument than
marble slabs or granite columns in the
cemetery. In the church the name w 11
be seen every week inspiring others to
deeds of love and goodness, while in the
cemeterv it would seldom be seen and
soon forgotten. It is national and right
fnr HA t.A n not ret tri narnot n.to rtnr namoa I
r r .
ana oe rememrjerea . i here are many I
ways of doing good, but in
all our acts of kindness and benevolence
we should seek to leave our impress
where we would be remembered in such
a way as to cause others to seek to emu
late our example. "He being dead yet
Mr. Bailey Davenport. as far as I know,
was a good man, said Mr. Gue, and did
considerable for the poor, but notwith
standing his immense fortune, he en
dowed no institution and made no pro
vision for tbe future regarding it. Ai
though a noted character for more than
half a century here in our city, his prop
erty will be scattered, and inside of ten
years his name'and relations to Rock Isl
and will be almost forgotten. Nothing
but a granite column out in the cemetery
is lift to tell the story af his associations
here, while the honored name of P. L.
uaijie, oue or your citizens, who was
called to bis reward a few years ago, will
live on grandly and increase in illustti-
ousncss as tbe years roll by, for be
placed his name in such a relation to this
city that be must live in the hearts of the
people as long as the Mississippi river
Bows and tbe Augustana college flour
ishes. It was Philander L. Cable who
gave this city the waterworks which sup
piies the wants and quenches tbe thirst of
tbe rich and poor, and man and beast
alike. His name is on tbe record of
Augustana college in such a way
inai it win De read ana revered a
hundred years from now. I believe
he was living we would not
have to argue long to persuade him
to give us his name to help in the magni
ficent enterprise in which we are now en
gaged. Oh, for such liberal hearts and
willing hands to help us in the com pie
tion and furnishing of our new church
edifice. Ob, friends, five minutes after
you have left th s world, you will wish
you had doubled your subscriptions on
tbis church, and it will be your sad re
flection to all eternity that you did so lit
tle when you had such wonderful oppor
tunities for the church that has done so
much for you."
KEV. J. H KERR AT THE CENTRAL
Rev. J. H. Kerr, of Normal. Ill
preached at the Central Presbyterian
church yesterday morning and evening,
delivering able discourses on both occa
sions. Mr. Kerr is a young man, has a
fluent command of language, and speaks
with much earnestness and force.
Reoaeval and Krslrnatloo.
Boss Wells Saturday night designate 3
Geo. Perry as the successor to David
Fitzzerald. Congressman Oest who has
made every chance and dictated tbe ap
pointee in each instance, so ordaining.
The change thus made to make way for a
Perry removes one of the most faith
ful and capable carriers on the force.
Mr. Fitzgerald has not only proven him-
selv popular with every resident in his j
district, but has established a record for
efficiency tbat is faultless, and his dis
missal is a flagrsnt violation of tbe rule
of civil service such as could have been
prompted solely by prejudice and a de
sire to make way for a p dilical worker.
substitute McKown, who has been on
the force for some time, resigned Satur
day night in disgust with Mr. Oest's
The Maalral rrvtficy.
Blind Tom, the gifted musician, will
give an entertainment at Harper's theatre
on Friday evening of this week. The
Duluth Trihun has the following con
cerning this talented wonder:
Another large aadience greeted the
blind pianist at Ingall's ball last night, it
being Bund Tom s last night in Duluth.
The usual programme was given, the finest
thine of the evening being an original
march, the idea of which Blind Tom con
ceived on hearing Thomas' orchestra play
one of Chopin s marches. An Imitation
of music box was rapturously received
by the appreciative audience. Tom gave
his usual spelling bee, which always
proves a hit. "Tom s phonetic method.
as the pianist termed it. He spelt prog
nosticate, prog-nos-ty-kate, and others
that were riven bim in like manner. He
accomplished the difficult feat of playing
the "Fisherman's Hornpipe" with tbe
right band, "Yankee Doodle" with the
left, and singing "Tramp, the Boys Ate
Marching." all at tbe same time.
The jury in the case of McDonald
against the Moune Malleable Iron com
pany, brought in a verdict for the plain
tiff for 9191 this afternoon.
In the circuit court Saturday evening
ex -City Attorney Wm. McEniry filed a
petition asking a writ of mandamus on
the mayor and city council of Rock Is
land, commanding them to reallow and
reinstate the order of 9500 voted to him
in fall for bis bill of extras, and after
Mill Taking Insurance on the Erin.
London, Jan. 27. -Although almost every
body is now convinced that the National
line steamship Erin has been lost, insurances
were taken on her Saturday, though ths
enormous rate of 80 guineas percentage was
Strike at Appmlachlcola Ended.
Appalachicola, Fla,, Jan, 27. The strike
of the colored laborers in the lumber yards
and mills is over. The mills resumed work
to-day. The militia who were brought here
to preserve order left for home, Saturday
A B I shop Tackles Michael Davitt.
London, Jan. 87. The Roman Catholic
Bishop O'DonnoU has written an open let
ter to Michael Davitt maintaining the neces
sity of private ownership of land, and assail
ing Davitt s ideas of laud nationalization.
The Crown dining hall, No. 1708 Sec
ond avenue, is now ready to furnish you
the best meal in the city for 25 cents.
Kodsra Houses For Sals
On monthly installments by Guyer &
Barth S: Babcock, Dentists.:
No, 1724 Second avenne. Special atten
tion paid to saving the natural teeth and
inserting teeth without plates.
Surety on Bonds.
Those who are required to give bonds
in positions of trust, and who desire to
avoid asking friends to become their
sureties, or who may wish to relieve
friends from further obligations as bonds
man, should apply to the agent of the
American Surety Co., of New York.
General Insurance Agent,
Rock Island, HI.
"I was most ready to return a blow and
- - . . .
Ior l fcnew C0U,j cure a-- damages with
Tbe liver and kidneys must be kept in
good condition. Hood's Sarsaparilla is a
great remedy for regulating these organs.
Mclntire Bros, have a new and reliable
kid glove cleaner; cleans perfectly and
leaves no odor.
Chas. A. Steel, - - Msnaeer.
ONE NIGHT ONLY,
FRIDAY EVE., JAN. 31aT.
"Some may come and some may go.
But Tom plays on forever."
Blind Tom's Piano Recital.
Tba mot B.I1 (ant Ripreesion of Untu
tored Music known to History.
h onaerrni evidence or Memory.
Wonderfnl Asay.sU of Moslc.
Wonderful Perception of Sound.
America's Musical Wonder
Blind Tom !
An entertainment, taking it "all In all." never
furpajoeu in me annaia of music.
ITices 75, 50 and 5 cents.
Just received, 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 Bouae.
Secured by First Mortgage,
;roii SALS AT
6J AND 7 PER CENT.-
Interest Collected Without Ceabse.
No trouble or expense spared to secure choicest
investment. . .
Oar Fourteen yean' experience ana long ee
Ubliabed local agencies give na
Call or write for circulars or references.
ih eras or
$200.00 and Upwards
For sale, secured on land worth from
three to five times the amount
of the loan.
Interest 7 per cent semi annually, collects d and
remitted free or cnarge.
E. W. HURST,
Attorney at Law
Booms S and 4 Masonic Temp's,
ROCK ISLAND. ILL
on Improved Farms in the
Best Counties of Iowa,
The Farms were Inspected by
213 Main St., DAVENPORT, IA.
Inventory this Week,
Possibly by Thursday.
Prices on many lines of Goods will be of interest to close
l3TFavor us with a visit.
Hock Island. Illinois.
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-A.2STJD jlS TO Xj-A-IMIIFS,
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 hang on my hands.
Call and see it I he prices don't bear me out in tbis assertion.
G. M, LOOSLEY,
1609 Second Avenue.
Men's Felt Shoes tl 00
Felt Boot Oveis 1 0.
" Arctics.. 1 00
" Rubbers 40
. " Cloos.... 60
Women's Amies 75
" High Buttou Gailtra 65
Boj's Arctics 50
Misses' High Button Gaiters 80
' Rubbers 25
" Arctics 70
Children's Arctics 50
la addition to these low prices I will give away an Encyclopepia, valued at t,
to each customer buying $25 worth of Coots and Shoes.
Call in and let us show you the Book and explain how you can get it free. . ;
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr., f
CENTRAL SHOB STORE, 1818 Second' A.vra, ';;...
ELM STREET SHOE STORK ' ' V ." Bf
2938 Fifth Avenue. ..'. .;.- 'v,, .."::.
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.