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Cook Stoves ( Ranges,
RIVERSIDE OAK STOVES,
Boynton Celebrated Furnaces,
Wrought Steel Ranges-
P Estimates for Heating and Ventilating furnished on ap
plication. DAVID DON,
1617 Second avenne, Rook Island, Ills.
CLOSING OUT PRICES.
Plash Cabinet Albums 38 cents,
Leather Cabinet Albums 78 cents,
Sleds Below Cost,
Work Baskets Below Cost,
Stationery at 20 per cent off,
Cabinet Frames 20 per cent off;
Bibles at Cost,
Wall Paper at and Below Cost
Window Shades at Cost.
BIG BARGAINS in Every Department for we MUST
CLOSE out our Stock in Twenty Days.
-HAS KKMoVF.D TO-
To 1725 Second Avenue,
Next door to Cramjitmi's Bookstore.
Tbe Public i- I r 'tally invited to insert nur new G-illery The finest West of
Chicago without any rxivptiun We have the only camera in this vicinity 'arge
enough to make life size Photographs direct We have the only Gallery in this city
which is first class in all its appointments, in fact it contains morn Instruments,
Back Ground, Photographic Furniture, etc , than all the other Galleries in this
city combined We have a reputation of the highest ordr an I also tbe ar.ility and
determination to sustain tt,
We go east for New Goods, and from now nntil then
'It will pay yon to GO
The Davenport Shoe Co.,
COR. BRADY AND SECOND,
Ruck Is anti Car stops tt our door
KOHN & ADLER'S,
POST OFFICE BLOCK.
Irish Cough Syrup,
(10 and 86c
For Liver arid Kidney Troubles
NOTHING EQUAL TO
Thomas' Liver and Kidney Pills,
25c a Box Sample free.
T. H. THOMAS,
Druggist, Rock Island.
-and Steel Dome Furnaces.
KINGSBURY & SON,
1705 Secend Avenue.
; ROOK ISLAND. ILL.
Coughs, Colds, Etc.,
THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 80, 1890. j
THL RAILWAY RIGHTS.
View of President Has-, of the
le l i vor the Electric Road to the
Moat least, and the Halaaee Ityadl
rate the Raathwett, and Heiieve
the 1 nli Mr Id. -a Would Tim a be t ar-
Tbe proposed street railway ordinances
at present under consideration by the
counci committees and likely to be acted
upon 1 v the municipal body at its next
meeting, are still absorbing a large share
of pub ic attention, and public opinion is
very p ouounced as to what it thinks tbe
city should do in he premises. The Ar
gcs a ew days ago endeavored to show
tbe ci y's legal obligations in the prem
ises h , regards its attitude toward the
two corporations now seeking rights of
way p ivileges by quoting the city attor
neys pinion. Id order to learn the gen
eral public sentiment an Argus repre-.
sentat ve this morning interviewed Presi
dent I ass. of the Rock Island Citizens'
Improvement association, who has giyen
the su rject a great deal of personal atten
tion, who has been over the ground
thoroi ghly, and has devoted himself to
it with an eye singly to tbe best
jntere t- of tbe city and the public as be
comes his position as the executive offi
cer o an organization whose declared
objects are to advance the city, and to en
courage and sustain all institutions '.hit
look to the upbuilding of tbe city.
'I have studied tte entire situa'ion
thoroughly in all its bearings," said Mr.
Hass, "and I think I can give my opinion
of it ery briefly. You know I have been
one o-" the advocates of the electric line
to tht southeastern bluffs from tbe first,
and have lent it all the encouragement
and a distance possible, and I wonld like
to set it secure a right ot way over tbe
following streets and avenues which I
belie e to he the most advantageous all
arourd From its present terminus at
Fairniount park west on Fourteenth ave
nue o Thirtieth street, north to Thir
teenti avenue, west to Twenty-fifth
siree , north to Eighth-and-balf avenue.
west to Twenty-fourth street, north to a
point opposite where Fifth avenue turns
into Twenty-third street and thence by
cond mnation proceedings through the
block (not over Fifth avenue between
Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth streets)
but h rough the block by a new Fifth
ami -i-half avenue to the paint where tbe
offse of Fifth avenue from the west be
gins, and thence west to Eighteenth street
and torth to First avenue. Such a right
of way I would be pleased to see given
o tie Moline Central Electric railway.
and relieve it is the best the counci I ran
'Then I would like to see a franchise
gran ed the Holmes syndicate to extend
Is E Im street line down Nineteenth street
rnn the corner of Third avenue to Second
avenue, and to build a road from the cor
ner f Third avenue and Fifteenth street
on Fifteenth street to Fourth avenue and
wes to Ninth street and out to Eleventh
aver ue, or tbe city limits. I think too
that the council should see to it that the
gap on Fourth avenue between Ninth
and Fifth street, is built by the Holmes
peo le Now I have arrived at these
com luriiiinB for several reasons and I
don t object to stating them . In the first
plai e both these lines, the Electric to the
sou beast and tbe Holmes company to tbe
sou hwest, rea h territories that the bus-
nei-s pait of tbe city should have com
mit ii(-ation wnt, . And as far as the upper
route is concerned I hear no objection.
Tb re is no antagonism there, but where
the electric people have sought to enter
tbe jurisdiction of the Moline & Rock Is
land company on Fourth avenue some
fee ing has been manifested, hut I think
the council's duty is clear in tbe premises
am ma? tie easily manifested by granting
the rights prayed for to tbe Moline &
Ro:k Island company. Now it has been
suggested that the ceuncil might con
sistently dispose of the question by giv
ing the Holmes company Third avenue
from Nineteenth street west and the elec
tri people Fourth. Common sense ought
to teach the folly of such an idea. What
us' could the Holmes company have with
a Third avenue line with its own road on
Second avenue and an electric road on
Frurth? The Third avenue track would
siiaply be a dead letter, and tbe Holmes
company would simply be forced to buy
ot t the Fourth avenue line or surrender
ei her its Third or its Second avenue
fnnchiaes, and perhaps both. And
tbe thought has struck me once
oi twice that there was some such
p irpose as that in the efforts to se
cure Fourth avenue for tbe Electric road.
I want to go on record, too, as saying this
v ry thing. I can't see what earthly
Good it would do the Electric company or
tlie people of the lower end to have that
c impany given a right of way for its
plug line on Fourth avenue."
"There are other reasons, furthermore,
vhy the Holmes syndicate shoald be given
t le Fourth avenue right of way. Above
II, tbe council has given tbe company a
t onditional right there, has expected the
i ompany to act in good faith, and it
ihnuld so act in good faith. Second, the
tntention of the Holmes company is clear
i.nd promises more advantages to the city
n bringing people not only from the top
of Elm street, but from the outskirts
n Ninth street to the business thorough
' are of the city either way and the prop
osition of the Electric company promises
lothing, its object in seeking Fourth ave
nue privileges is indefinite and one can
inly conjecture that its purpose is simply
M keep others out. Ho you will see that
it is to the interests of our business men
to see the Moline & Rock Island, or the
Holmes company, given the Fourth ave
nue franchise - it reaches a new territory
and brings the business into the heart of
the city. Another reason, and perhaps
just as important, viewed in the light of
justice and fair play, is that the council
has an opportunity to favor both compa
nies and should do so; certainly if either
company is to be ignored it should not be
the Holmes syndicate, which has given
matter of permanent atreet improvement I
Mr. Hass sustains the yiews taken by
the Argus from the first, and which it is
believed the public generally, will en
dorse. The council should be favorable
to those only who present satisfactory
evidence of a disposition to act in good
faith. No company should be given a
right to the use of public streets any
where that does not give a satisfactory
guarantee to put down within a reason
able time from the date of acquiring the
rights, an unobjectionable tram rail and
keep it in good condition, and to operate
its cars at a rate of not less than one in
fifteen minutes. This should be exacted
no matter where or to which company
the privileges are extended.
The Actor Whom Clarence Mart
, hrlHtmas Eve. Falling;
I ron the Effect
of the Woaaei I
An Aaxtona Inquiry.
A letter was received
tu kock I8iana
today which is somewhat startling in the
nature of its contents. It is from P. G.
Hamlin, of the dramatic company bear
ing his name, and he writes to learn when
the case against Clarence Mart, for stab
bing Actor Chattel ton, of his company,
in this city on Christmas eve, will come
up for trial, and be expresses his anxiety
to know for the reason that Chatterton is
worse and will probably die.
Mr. Hamlin will no noubt be shocked
when be learns that the case against Mart
has been compromised by the state's ats
torney and disposed of, the charge at bis
request having been changed from assault
to murder to an ordinary misdemeanor,
to which he plead guilty and was fined
$50 and costs and sentenced to sixty days
liookx Baa for Daveopart'n JonrnallHt
The case of tbe city against R. W.
J sieara tor msturrnng tne peace wat
held at Justice Eaufmann's office yester
day afternoon. There was a large at
tendance caused by the notoriet of the
principals. O'Meara denied the charge.
ana also denied ever having written a
letter to Biddy McGee asking for an in
terview. City Attorney Fisher handed
him a letter, and asked him if he wrote
it to Biddy McGee, and he admitted that
he had, but said it was about two weeks
ago. This letter was tbe identical letter
heretofore published as follows:
Sweet Heart I must see you a few
moments this evening on matters of ira
portance. Honey, Roger
O'Meara swore that he did not see
Biddy McGee on Saturday prior to the
time when she struck him with the lump
of coal. Biddy swore that he did and her
evidence was corroborated by a saloon
keeper, who had been summoned by and
for O'Meara. City Attorney Fisher ap
peared for the city and Attorney Geo. E
Hubbell for tbe defense. Justice Kauf
mann took the case under advisement
until 9 o'clock this morning Biddy Mc
Gee plead guilty to disturbing the peace
and her fine will he announced in the
morning. R W. O'Meara filed an infor
mation against Biddy under the state
law, for keeping a house of ill fame and
also for assault with intent to do l re a t
bodily injury. Davenport Tribune.
The Sta Trl-C'ltl Telephone .Hananri .
Yesterday Secretary Chapman, of the
Central Union Telephone company, and
A W. Maiden, who is connected with the
mechanical department of the company,
arrived in Davenport, the purpose of the
secretary being to install the company's
new manager, in the three cities, C W.
Bartletl, who for the past two years has
been manager for the Central Union Tel
ephone company at Cedar Rapids. Mr.
Bartletl has done more, says Secretary
Chapman, to promote the interests of the
company at Uedat Knpids in tne past two
years than any other man whum they
have ever had as manager in that city.
He is a genial, energetic gentleman and
comes well equipped with a knowledge of
the telephone business that will well serve
him in the capacity of manager of the
company's large interests in this terri
Tomorrow night tbe musical genius,
"Blind Tom," will appear at Harper's
The musical entertainment given by
Blind Tom in Roe s ha'l last evening, was
in every way a grand success. Tbe hall
was well filled, and the wonderful per
formances of Blind Tom on the piano
proved that he is one of the eight won
ders. His imitations of various instru
ments, of a military encounter, in which
the approach of the fife and drum, ac
companied by tbe tramp of soldiers, the
firing of cannon, and the train coming
with reinforcements, all or wbicb were
produced with marvelous effect, and car
ried the audience by storm. The enter
tainment was one of the finest ever given
on the north shore W est Brighton I'ai
On Saturday evening the spectacular
drama of life in the metropolis, "The
Waifs of New York," will be presented
Mathias Mathew was fined $3 aud costs
by Magistrate Wivill this morning for
being in a teastly condition of intox
The police found a couple of horses
owned by a rag picker in the alley be
tween Twenty and Twenty-first streets
and Third and Fourth avenues this morn
ing in a deplorable and pitiable condition.
One was dead from misuse and starvation
and the other was in such misery that it
ahould have been. The police removed
tbe carcass and made arrangements for tbe
care of the unfortunate animal that was
still alive. The case was brought to the
attention of the authorities through Mr.
Frank Nadler of the Humane society.
Coatly ft ire la Vavenport
The old Severance brewery building
and malt house in bast Davenport was
damaged by fire to the extent of 10,000 lne tourt the evidence was not suffl
this morning. Twenty thousand bushels cieal lo iastify a declaration that the
of malt and barley on which there was no
I wonder." she said, "why I am re-
ceiving ao very many birthday calls this
year I believe every agreeable man in
tbe city has been here." "Don't you
snow tne reason aa. u
a . 1 , V-.- a.:K1 I
muuier. ii i irviuk tut j ! uui
,.;tra in hH itl. rolds Th
year tbey have all learned to use Dr.
Bull's Cough Syiup
Weather t'orer aat.
U. 8. Sissal Orrica, I
Waaalnxton. D c. Jac.30. f
For tbe next 84 hours for Illinois:
Light rain, followed by colder weather
RISKING IN SUNSHINE.
Inlet-eating Letter Iran Mr. A. V.
Dart Descriptive or the Hot Mprloca
at HsSmb-A Mummer Plenlr I'ariy.
Special Correspondence to tht Asacs :
Hudson, N. M., Jan. 27. -We are env
joying the bright warm sunshine, pure
air and natural hot water at the famous
Hudson Hot Springs, Grant county. New
Mexico. We had a pleasant trip all the
way to Deming, where we were pleasantly
located at the Depot hotel for three days.
Friday morning a mining friend called for
us with a pair of broncho horses and light
wagon. We drove thirty miles south to
the Trie Harmanos mountains, riding all
day without overcoats or wraps and en
joyed a picnic dinner in our shirt sleeves.
visited some old Mexican mines and places
interest, returning to ueming in time
,or uPPer. aixty miles in a day is not
mm unusual uuve in una country.
Spencer Gregg met us at Deming and
enioyea tne riae wun us. we are now
located at Hudson Hot Springs, drinking
the hot water, bathing and having a nice
time generally. We wish we had several
hundred of our northern friends with
as. This country can beat them
all for climate. Every day is clear,
warm and bright; nights, cool. The Hot
Springs are a great natural curiosity;
temperature of the water 142. Are-
cent analysis of one gallon of the water
disclosed the following ingredients:
Alumlnia and oxido of iron SOS
Carbonate of lime 4.448
Carbonate of magnesia u 631
Soluble carbonate and tnlphate of soda and
pot ten B 517
Chloride of noda 2-286
Total solids 24 959
These springs are situated near Hudson
station, on the Silver City, Deming &
Pacific railroad, at an altitude of over
5,000 feet, in a climate delightfully cool
and refreshing Invalids derive great
benefit and a well man like myself derive
great pleasure from tbe use of the water
ss a change or forsake of variety. We
will stay here several days longer and
then go to Phoenix, Arizona, and inves
tigate the fruit raising industry and irri
gating system of the famous Salt river
valley. . A. C. Dart
Misa Minnie E. Shaw has gone to Chi
J. C Johnston, of Reynolds, was in
the city yesterday.
The Rock Island Citizens' Improvement
association meets tonight.
Don't miss the pants sale now in pro
gress at Simon & Mosenfelder's.
If not in need of them now, buy a pait
of those f 2 50 pants for future use.
The Lindquist damage suit against the
city went to the jury this afternoon.
Cheaper than jeans, those 2 50 all
wool pants at Simon & Mosenfelder's.
No half and 'alf. but all wool pants for
2 50. worth $4, at 8imon fc Mosen
Master Mechanic J. Elder, of the R ,
L & P., came over the road from Peoria
on a tour of inspection last night.
Plain or striped patterns, also fine cork
screw pants, worth from $5 to $6 50. all
going for $4 at Simon A Mosenfelder's.
Maj. Alex Mackenzie returned this
morning from Quincy and Keokuk, where
be has been on river business for a week
The funeral of Miss Alice F. Webber
will occur from the home of Mrs. E 8.
Webber, on Elm street, at 10 o'clock Sat
The O'Keefe $5,000 libel suit against
the Davenport Time, which has been on
ttial in the circuit court for several days,
has been decided in the paper's favor.
Mr Geo n. Parsons has added his
name to the list of the competitors for the
republican nomination for township col
lector next spring Mr. Parsons is good
timber naturally, but politically be has
gotten into a poor neck of the woods.
Yesterday afternoon County Judge
Adams appointed Messrs. Henry Carse,
H. J. Lowrey and C. H. Ritter, commis
sioners for tbe Second avenue pavement
extension, and Messrs. J. W. Stewart
W. W. Eggleston and J. W. Cavanaugh
commissioners in the matter of the Twen
tieth street pavement.
At Indianapolis Tuesday evening about
o'clock, burglars entered President
Harrison's house on North Delaware
street. Although it is occupied by Henry
S. Fraser and family, much of the presi
dent's property is still in the bouse
Much of it, with jewelry belonging to
Mrs. Fraser, was stolen, the loss all told
amounting to nearly $1,000. The burg
lars secured an entrance by climbing to a
second story window. Mrs. Fraser is the
daughter of Mr. P. L Mitchell, of this
Last year the shops of the Burlington
road built for that system twtnty five
firstclass locomotives. They embody the
idea of tbe company's own mechanical
engineers and fill the bill better than en
gines that are purchased of the factories.
The Burlington is engaging more and
more heavily every year in the work of
building its own locomotives, and tbe re
sults attained warrant some degree of be
lief in the rumor that the company in
tends soon to erect large shops devoted
solely to tbe construction and rebuilding
of its own engines.
1 be long contested cbattel mortgage
case in which H. B Carpenter and W
W. Elliott, of Edgington, were complain
ants and J. C. Taylor, ot Taylor Ridge,
defendant, was decided in Judge Adams
court last Monday in favor of Mr. Taylor
The case grew out of the failure of J. M
Davis at Edgington, the creditors insti
tuting garnishee proceedings against Mr.
Taylor and others who held cbattel
mortgages on Mr. Davis' property, but
morU,aaet were Tj,i
I The Congressional Farmers' Institute
a t a m v . . : - ' i . u . i I .
I mulu ,u 1 "
and court house next Tuesday ana
I Wednesday, promises to bring together
L-nreaentative farmers from all counties
. R1,,,,h t-trirt and to he a most
I ... . ,
is pleasant ana pro niaoie gameri Q g. ra.vvr
and discussions on various subjects per
taining to the interests of agriculture,
horticulture and stock raising will be
presented and the meeting gives promise
of being a success in every way. The
! cemmittee on arrangement is composed
Southwell. Thomas Campbell and G. W.
Gamble, and the reception committee is
headed by Mayor McConochie and Presi
dent Hass. of the Citizen's Improvement
Barnum literally loads the American
mails with marked English newspapers.
No living man knows better the value of
a newspaper ad. than the great showman.
An exchange says the express compa
nies are about to adopt a new scheme to
avoid express robberies. All the express
cars are to be supplied with combination
safes and tbe combination is known only
to the local agent, who, upon the arrival
of the train, goes to the car and asks if
there is anything for him . If the mes
senger answers in the affirmative, he en
ters the car, opens the safe and removes
whatever may be for him and locks the
safe again. Tbe same routine is gone
through at every station. It is thought
this will have a tendency to prevent
many robberies. Of course the safe can
be blown open, but when this is done, the
alarm will be given to train men and pas
sengers, who may decide to take a hand
in foiling tbe robbers.
Improvement Association Meeting.
The Rock Island Citizens' Improve
ment association meets at its rooms
this evening to consider the canning
factory project and the acceptance of the
council's offer for the use of its rooms for
our meetings. Frkd Hass, Pres.
A. 0 TJ W Sotica
All members of Noble lodge, No. L A.
O. U. W., are requested to attend the
funeral of our late brother, Peter Eeker,
on Friday, at 2 30 o'clock.
Geo. Eckert. M. W.
We have decided to continue our spot
cash sale one week more. Don't miss
this chance to get your furniture and
draperies at 25 per cent discount. The
C. F. Adams home furnishing house, 322
Brady street, Davenport
The Kalamazoo celery crop last
realized 500,000 for the gTowers.
0H4. A. Stbi Manager.
ONE NIHT ONLY,
FRIDAY EVE., JAN.
"Some may come and some may po,
Bui Tom playp on forever."
Blind Tom's Piano Recital.
The moot H Expression of Untu
tored Music known to History.
Wonaerfol Kvidenee of Memory.
Wnnderfnl Away. Fin of Music
Wnnderf nl Perception of Sonnd
America's Mneical Wonder
Blind Tom !
An entertainment, taking it "all in all." never
surpassed i& me annals or maair.
Prices 7ft, 5(1 and 25 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
f onr 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 Ieland Home.
PI N AS CI A L.
Secured by First Mortgage,
Iron sal t
6 AND 7 PER CENT.
IKTMVST COLLBCTZD WITHOUT CBUB8I.
No trouble or expense spared to ecare choicett
Oar Fourteen yi are' experience ana long e
tabliened local agencies give us
Call or write for circular or references.
ik seas or
1200.00 and Upwards
For sale, secured on land worth from
three to five times the amount
of the loan.
Interest 7 per cent semi annually, collected aud
remitted free of charge.
E. W. HURST,
Attorney at Law
Rooms S and 4 Masonic Temple,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL
on Improved Farms in tbe
Best Counties of Iowa.
The Farms were Inspected by
C. A. FIOKE.
S18 Main St, DAVENPORT, LA.
Inventory this Week,1
Possibly by Thursday.
Prices on many lines of Goods will be of interest to close
JSfFavor U8 with a visit.
Hock Island. Illinois.
a ' ' tat
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 hands.
Call and sec if the prices don't bear me out tn this assertion.
a. M, LOOSLEY,
1609 Second Avenne.
Men's Felt Shoes ft 00
" Fell Boot Overs 1 00
' Arctics 1 00
" Rubbers 40
" Clogs 00
Women's Arcties 75
High Button Gaiten 5
Boy's Arctics 60
Misses' High Button Gaiters 60
" Arctics 70
Children's Arcties 50
In addition to these low prices I will give away an Encyclopepia, valued at $6,
to each customer buying 925 worth of Boots and Shoes.
Call in and let us show you the Book and explain bow you can get it tt.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, 1818 Second Avenoa.
ELM STREET SHOE STORE
MM Fifth Avenue.
There is probably no
better light for a large
room than this No. 2 Glebe
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 yon want a splen
did light for your store,
church or Sunday School
room, call and look at it
My store is lighted by it.
cheerful cooperation to the city In the
of Messrs. R. A. Donaldson, J. H.