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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1890
Cook Stoves ) Ranges,
RIVERSIDE OAK SIOVES,
Boynton Celebrated Furnaces,
MASON & DAVIS'
Wrought Steel Range8
and Steel Dome Furnaces.
J-fEstimnt8 for Heating and Ventilating furnished on ap
plication. DAVID DON,
1617 Second avenn. Rook Island, Ills.
CLOSING OUT PRICES.
Plash Cabinet Albums 38 rents,
Leather Cabinet Albums 78 cents,
Sleds Below Cost,
Work Baskets Below Cost,
Stationery at 20 per cent off.
Cabinet Frames 20 per cent off;
Bibles at Cost,
Wall Paper at and Below Cost
Window Shades at Cost.
BIO BARGAINS in Every Department for we MUST
CLOSE out our Stock in Twenty Days.
- HAS KFM'
To 1725 Second Avenue,
Next door to Crampton's Bookstoie.
The Public i ( r Unit? invited to inspect our new Gallery Trie finest West of
Chicago without any exception. We have the only camera in this vicinity 'arge
enough to make life tin Photographs direct. We have t tie only Gallery in tins city
which is first class in all Us appointments, in fact It contains more Instruments,
Back Grounds, Photographic Furniture, etc , than all the other Galleries in this
city combined We have a reputation of the highest ordt r an I als.i the ability and
determination to sustain it,
We go east for New Goods, and from now until then
AT COST OR LESS.
It will pay yon to GO AND SEE
The Davenport Shoe Co.,
COR. BRADY AND SECOND,
Rock Is'anrt Car stops at our door.
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, Rock Island.
KINGSBURY & SON,
1706 Second AveiniP.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
THAT'S HIS BUSINESS.
The '"oncer Ise and His Fine Work
He M-riif el Sam 'Mtwlli There Vm
ter Another Flrtlrioas Hne the
t.atne tt em .t el In Hook In
land. The Forger Ise, alias Thalcher.arreated
at tht Rock Island house Monday night
for at empting to pass a forged check for
$333 : 3 on the Saiton National bank at
St. Joieph Mo., and which he had en
dorset in the name of H. B. Leavitt, is
not at all new to the One working business
in wl ich he was apprehended here
throu ;h the efforts of Landlord Negus
and Chief Clerk Bloom, as the Arous as
sertecl Tuesday night.
Pro if has come to hand that he vie
timiz- d hotel-keepers at Omaha, St.
Louis and Kansas City, and perhaps at
other places yet to hear from. In the
Chicago Daily National Ilotel Reporter of
yeste: day appears the following which is
self-eiplanatory, and which throws con
sidert ble illumination on the past career
of tb variegated rascal.
Windsor Hotel Omaha. Jan. 28
Editor National Hotel Reporter:
On Tuesday, Jan. 21st, a young inan
ca lit g himself Charles Adams, slopped
at Hm Windsor hotel. He claimed to be
a tbe urtcal manager connected with M.
B Levitt, and that be was in the city
for the purpose of securing talent for an
"All-Star Specialty company," to go on
the r ad nest season under Leavitt's di
rection. After being here about four
days he received from St. Joe a check,
drawn by M. B. Leavett on the Saxton
National bank for $70, and certified by
the cashier of said bank. A few
lays later he received a similar
i. ( But these cbeckB the
prop-ietors endorsed for him and he ob
tain d the cash on them. He left sud
den) - yesterday, leaving bis hotel bill tin
paid and taking with him the night
clerk's overcoat which he had borrowed.
The fellow i9 tall, dark rnmplexioned,
with small features, small black mus-tach-;
he has a peculiar stutter in hie
siee "li and uses tne word "now"' fre
quettly: he has a slight Ft) unit in his
eyes and occasionally uses glasses The
Bert Urates on the checks are forgeries
vVc indrrstnnd that hotel keepers in St .
Lou s, Kansas City and other pi sets have
li ei victimized !y this fellow and we will
gladly do all in our power to bring him
to justice if we can find him. We write
this hoping that through the columns of
mii paper tliis may teach tht eye of
-.oni one who may give us information
shirt) will enalde us to arrest and punish
Schlakk & Prince,
Propr's Windsor hotel, Omaha
Tue signers of the t hove communica
tion have adopted the proper course to
lini the rogue to justice rts Tied to
the press rather than bothering with de
tectives, etc Messrs Schlank & Prince
will hint their man in the R k Island
couity jail and the clerk's overcoat
whi -h he doubtless carried off wholly ac-
i.li ntally at the Rock Island bouse.
Kr the i.un Factory.
1 1 the meeting of the Davenport city
council last evening, upon introduction
of Vld. Smith. J 8 Wylie addressed the
cnt ncil. requesting that a portion of the
expense of sending a representative of
the city to Washington to aid in the work
of securing the location of a new gun
factory at K k Island arsenal, be borne
ty the city. The following resolution
WM offered by Aid. Smith and unanK
mr usly adopted'
.te-tolieil. That the city council of the
cit ot Davenport looks with great favor
up in the projected founding of a heavy
gui foundry upon the island of Rock I -flan
I by the government and, to that end,
ph dftM its aid to the extent of $150,
-h niag with the Business Men's associa
tion of Davenport the necessary expenses
of a working delegate to go to Washing
ton and work for the attainment of the
pr iject, provided that the Business
Mi n's association appropriates an equal
n accordance with the action of the
tri city committee on the gun factory
he d at the Improvement association
ro ms Jan. 2tb, President Haas today
designated Mr. Phil Mitchell and Mr.
Fted Weyerhauser to represent the Rock
Is and Improvement association as mem
bers of the tri-cily joint committee to go
to Washington in behalf of tne project.
President Hass is in receipt of a letter
ft im Congressman Gest, setting forth the
uiL'ency of the local committees being in
W ashington next week, as whatever work
is to be done must be done at once.
on i t a nlllncn
The AtwelUHanson case went to the
ji ry this morning and the jury is still
The case of James A. Wanerlund, of
Moline, vs Dr. S. C. Plummer for mal
rractice, was called. Wanerlund broke
a leg last summer and be claims the doc
t r did not properly set it. The jury is
omposed of Samuel Bowles, Sr., J. H.
I.idders, Win Kay, Anthony Wenks,
Leinhold Letsch, James Hardin. Michael
Kane, Steven O'Connor, Jacob Huber,
Geo. Pettit, John McDarrah and Joseph
Grotegut. The attorneys are Messrs.
W. A. Meese and W. R. Moore for the
I lumt iff. and Sweeney A Walker and
1- J. M. Beardsley for the defense.
Judge Glenn this afternoon received a
telegraphic announcement of the death
rom pneumonia, of Chas. Gibb, circuit
rlerk of Knox county. Mr. Gibb's pre
decessor, Josiah Gale, waa killed only
aat September. Judge Smith will join
Judge Glenn at the Harper this evening
or the purpose of appointing Mr. Gibb'a
Following is the hospital report for
Expenses Kent 4)20. nurse $40, aer-
vant $12. groceries ill 22; butcher
(2 mi. druggist 2 76; David Don $2 45;
whisky f-. total t.i 'it l . .nation
Hansgen. 2 in groceries. Members of
Hospital Guild, ten night shirts. Mrs. J
G. Junge, four bottle of wine; "A
Friend." one bottle of wine; Mrs. Ben
nett, pickles and fruit; Mrs. Call and
Bean, old linen. There is great need of
old linen or muslin at the hospital ; any
person having such to give away will
confer a favor by sending tnem to tne
hospital. M. C. Hoffman, ecy.
When the world's supply of oysters is
exhausted a c'lamity will fall upon the
i ;..,,wut.9 aav the cradle of the deep
has nothing to do with making the bed
THE PAVING CONTRACTS.
The onneil CoannUttee lleetn to Ton
aider Thena Tonight SteSBM Thine
to be Conniaereit
Considerable interest has been awak
ened over the bids for the extension of
paving improvements in Rock Island sub
mitted at last Monday night's council
meeting, and tonight the committee on
whose recommendation the council will
probablv act, meets to consider the vari
ous propositions. It is not the mission
of the Arous, nor should it be of any
newspaper, to advise the municipal body
in matters of this kind, nor is it the in
tention of this paper to attempt to so do.
The council is best qualified to judge of
the nature and character of the bids, and
its action with reference to them will no
doubt be intelligent and with a proper
consideration of all concerned.
This much, however, may be said with
propriety; the council's first duty is to the
city, its tax-payers and its working
classes. There are two local bidder
for the work in consideration. It
is natural to favor a home
firm for the reason that more pride will
be taken in the work, and the assurance
that home labor will be employed. If
the council can give the contract to a
home contractor without discriminating
unjustly against outside contractors who
have been invited to bid on the work,
and at the same time look to the best in
terests of those who are to pay for the
improvement, it would, the Arous be
lieves, be warranted in so doing. The
responsibility of the bidder ought to be
considered before mere technicalities as
to his proposal being in accordance with
the specifications. In a word, the most
satisfactory contract will oe one that will
guarantee a good job for the least money,
and the protection of home labor.
Hillsdale. Feb 4.
M. D. Hauberg shipped a car load of
cattle last week.
Little Johnny Colgrove is quite sick
with scarlet fever.
Skj, Fred, what do you pay for cream
and oil this month?
Fighting seems to be the principal
amusement in our town at present.
The frequent rains don't make much
improvement on the roads at present
Miss Lamont, of Rick Island, spent
last week with her friend, Stella Martin.
What was the difference between the
Busy Gleaner's crazy supper and the rc
ception held for the anti-s.crecy tnin
minister? Mollie Woodburn attended the T. ach
ers' institute at Lyndon, Feb. 1, but her
friend who was to accompany her was
suddenly taken il! with the "Grippe."
Some of our strong prohibition mem
bers boarded the train for Erie last
Wednesday. They reached their destina
tion in safety, but came back rather
I wonder if it wouldn't show more of a
christian spirit in some people to remain
at cburcli and not get up and slatt for
home as soon the r im lay-school is
Some people who are under the im-.
pression that our minister is wearing a
Masonic badge, should look more closely
in the luture and they will discover that
it is only a little innocent scarf pin.
Apropos of the present ami secrecv
movement this will be read with interest
Three of our young men started out
Sabbath evening we suppose for the pur
pose of spending a few happy hours with
their best girls. Their seems to be quite
a mistake about their appointments, as
they started in different directions and all
landed at the same point. However. Pol
lard took the cake.and the other two were
left out in the cold. Whether their meet
ing was by accident or blinded by the
heavy fog and lost their way, is yet to be
At the Theatre
"Keep It Dark," a ludicrous comedy,
was presented to a large audieuce, every
member of which laughed to his heart's
content at Harper's theatre last evening.
The production is a musical comedy in
three acts, the story of which serves its
purpose of bringing upon the stage chars
afters whose eccentricities of dress,
speech and manner keep the audience in
a whirl of laughter, interrupted only by
songs and dances, which are thickly
strewn throughout the piece. Messrs.
Bryant and Quintan both proved them
selves to be clever comedians, and Miss
Richmond played her part with judgment.
Next we are to have Miss Kate Castle
ton, who appears tomorrow evening in
"A Paper Doll," another number one at
traction, of which the Memphis Appeal
"A Paper Doll" proves to be a strong
Christmas week attraction, securing large
and enthusiastic audiences nightly. It is
a pleasing farcical eccentricity, contain
ing considerable fun which creates a good
deal of merriment . Miss Castleton has
surrounded herself with a lot of clever
people who render excellent support and
add largely to the success of the extrava
ganza. Teaehern' Meeting.
The next of Supt. S mthwell's County
teachers' meetings will be held at Rey
nolds next Saturday. The questions for
discussion will be, "Is it desirable to sub
stitute for the school reader, in the more
advanced reading classes, some of the
longer selections or entite works of
authors?" "If desirable, how should the
teacher be guided in making the selec
Lions, in what grades should this work be
introduced, and bow should such reading
exercise be conducted?" There will also
be a lesson upon physiology and bvgiene
by Principal J. A. Bishop.
X. Hope ror It Here.
Just before the County Farmers' insti
tute concluded ita session yesterday at
ternoon, there was an interesting discus
sion of the subject of adulterated food
and beef inspection, and the sentiment
was unanimous that America shall adopt
a system of thorough inspection both be
fore and after killing the animal, such as
ia done in Germany. Rock Island made
a gallant but frnitleaa effort in that direc
tion a few years ago, but its attempts
were crushed at the outset.
That Sewer Wnlnanee.
Last week's wail of complaint over the
Seventeenth street sewer has hardly died
away and the expense of cleaning it out
settled, when now the tale of woe is re
pea ted with more emphasis. Back water
is flooding the cellars of adjoining prop
erty owners and another assessment will
be necessary to afford relief. Will the
sewer committee plesse get a move on
itself and order the new sewer to be laid
Fresh vegetables at Young's.
Fresh bass and pickerel at Bennett's.
E. P. Reynolds, Jr., of Sioux City, is
in the city.
Fresh lettuce and spinach Friday at
Choice bananas and Riverside oranges,
Dr. S C. Plummer. Jr.. of Lu Verne,
Minn., is in the city.
Ladies free at the rink Friday evening,
Feb. 7. Music bv Beihl's band.
Knee pants and shirt waists in spring
weight now in at SimoL & Mosenfelder's.
Michael Lee, who has been at Denver
for the past two vears is bak in Rock
Magistrate Wiyill fined Geo. Risben
and George Lambert $100 and costs each
D. W. Carney was fined $10 and costs
by Justice Cooke yesterday for assaults
ing Pat McDonnell.
Poetry, dreams, art and love, all em
bodied in those marvelous)? beautiful
embroideries at McCabe Bros.
The first marriage license this month
was issued today. Not a very good
showing for the month of valentines.
The great embroiderv sale at McCabe
Bros', is attracting wide spread attention
among the ladies of our sister cities.
The Chinese baznr at 114 west Second
street, Davenport, is selling out below
cost Must be closed out in three weeks.
Rev. J. C. Hollidav, former pastor of
the Broadway Presbyterian church, is
visiting his old parishioners in the city.
You ought to see our new line of knee
pants at 13c. 22c, 85c and 68;. They are
plendid bargains at Simon & Mosenfel
Over 300 pair of pants in our $2 50
line, none worth less than $3 50. and
marked cheap at $4, at Simon & Mosen
McCabe Bros, will commence their an
nual free distribution of valentines to
morrow, Friday a. m at 9 o'clock. Only
one to each.
It is safe to trade at Simon & Mosen
felder's. No matter how cheap others
will sell the old reliable will always go
them one better.
New attraction for tomorrow in out
boys' department. Be on hand for the
greatest bargain in boys' cl Hhes at Simon
Mr. and Mrs. T. Halligan gave a card
parly at their home on Perry street in
Davenport last evening, which was at
tended by many from this city.
Deputy Circuit Clerk Albert Johnson's
smiling countenance again brightens the
tne- on the west side of the court house
Hnnex Johnson is getting awav with
he grip nicely.
John oilman. Jr., of Hampton, was In
he cily today. Mr Oilman is contem
plating a prospecting trip to Great Falls.
Montana, and Mr. C. H Windell. of
Hampton, will probably accompany him
Dr. H.C Hoefle, of Rock Island, at
he earnest solicitation of Mrs. Baker
and many of Dr. Baker's patrons, will
make his home in Davenport, to succeed
o the practice of the late Dr. Baker
Mrs.Thos Taggatt, of Indianapolis, is
visiting her sister. Mrs. E G. Fiazer, on
Third avenue, who gives a parly in her
honor this evening. Mrs Taggarl's hus
band is auditor of Marion county. Indi
ana, and is one of the never-fading dem
ocrats ot the Hoosier state.
The eight hour league committee met
last evening and took action as indicated
by a formal call which appears elsewhere.
The league is determined to assert its
position and to establish its eight hour
per day in Rock Island to the full extent
that the iaw will allow.
A horse attached to one of Chas. Hans-
gen's delivery wagons indulged in a live
y runaway at the corner of Seventh ave-
vue and Twenty-second street this after
noon, and after smashing the wagon to
flinders, jumped over a high board fence,
but escaped with no great injury.
Herman Knaacke, an employe in the
Moline Wagon company's building, fell
down an elevator shaft this morning from
the second noor to the basement, a dis
tance of thirty feet, and broke both arms
and a thigh, dislocated a shoulder and in
flicted a severe cut on the forehead. The
attending physicians, Dis. Arpand Sloan,
however, think the young man will re
cover. In 1839 fifteen persons wete adjudged
nsane in our county court. Of these
ten were males and five females; seven
were paupers and eight not paupers.
Causes ot insanity: Not known, 11, ex
cessive intoxicants, 1; puerperal, 1:
hereditary. 1. and senile insanity, 1. Two
were residents of towns outside the two
cities, five of Moline and eight of Rock
A gentle rumor reached the ears of the
Arous this morning that there was an
other republican congressional aspirant
in the city who proposed to contest the
nomination with Bro. Gest this summer.
The gentleman lives in the Sixth ward
and if be enters the field there will be a
split delegation to the next republican
congressional convention from this coun
ty without a doubt.
John Beattie and Mrs. H. La Fountain,
an eloping couple from Kansas City,
bound for Canada, were arrested on the
train at Davenport this morning. Mr
Beattie had been in the employ of Mrs
La Fountain's husband, who is a black
smith, and the lstter being somewhat
dissipated, the couple determined upon
elopement with a view of being married
as soon as they got over the Canadian
boundary. Mrs. La Fountain left two
little children in Kansas City. Her hus
band will arrive in Davenport tonight.
Ice men are blue and with the present
prospects before them they have reason
to be. In fact the feeling of regret over
the outlook for the ice harvest is general.
except as to tne lerry owners who are
overflowing with delight. They brought
their boat out yesterday only half painted
and commenced running her in that con
dition, the work being allowed to pro
gress as the boat runs. Tbe ferry don't
propose to have any sea weeds growing
under her path in the river this year.
Mr R. 8. Dening, who will be remem
bered as the very pleasant gentleman who
was associated with Mr. C. B. Holmes in
tbe latter'- negotiations for the purchase
of the tri city car lines, and afterward
came to Rock Island in the interest of a
company looking to the establishment of
an enterprise for the manufacture of
paper out of sawdust, died at Oakland
Cal.. some weeks ago. He bad secured
a contract for paving several of the
streets with broken stone amounting to
$100,000. had invested $30,000 in the
undertaking and built a dummy road out
about four miles to a quarry. His death
was very sudden and was caused by kid
ney and lung troubles. He was a widea
wake fellow, full of business and would
have made his fortune bad he been
Important Information to ths Ladies
On and after March 15th next the fa
mous Clark's "O. N. T." spool cotton on
white spools, which has become so very
popular with tbe ladies and dressmakers
and milliners of Illinois on account of the
fast black and particularly its smooth
running on sewing machine, will be sold
by McCabe Bros. Ladies give us a call
and try this famous thread ; you will use
It is rumored that some of the paving
c iniractors will attempt to evade tbe
e'ght-hour ordinance of tb'scity, and the
friends of tbe eight-hour day are warned
to be vigilant in regard to this matter. A
public meeting will be held on this sub
ject at HiHier's hall on Tuesday evening,
Feb. 11, to consider this matter. Every
body is invited. Rally and fill the hall.
Prest. Eight-Hour League.
En. Bit. mi. t , Jr. , Secy.
U. 8. Signal Optics, l
Washington, D. C, Keb, 6. f
For the next 24 hours for Illinois:
C. A. STKir.,
ONE NIGHT ONLY.
FRIDAY EVE., FEB. 7th.
The Idol of the Fan Loving Public, Pretty,
Tnder the management of Mr. Harry Phillips, in
the best Farce Comedy ever seen, entitled
A PAPER DOLL
Supported by her own admirable company
Sparkling Music, Brilliant Marcher,
Beautiful Dances, Exquisite Costumes,
Pretty Oirla, Topical Songs
Cbab. A Steel, Manager.
But One Performance,
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 12tb.
Kverything New. Bitter and Funnie r
New Sjn dallies!
Great Cast !
Seats on sale at ntuil place three days in ad
vance, races si uu, to, do ana sac.
8'l ATK OK FREDERICK W. KKI.
8AI. OF ACCOUNTS.
Notice is hereby given that by virtue of n order
or the county court or Kock island county. Illinois,
made this day on the petition of the undersigned.
laminisiratnxorthe estate or Krertenck w, Kel
ernlrasc. dereasi d. I shall, on Tuesdav. Februarv
18th. A l. 1890. at the hour of three o'clock In the
afternoon of said day sell at public auction at the
lorin Door onne t ourt nonse in the cltv of Kock
sland in aid connty, to the blehest bidder for
aan. certain accounts and notea belonging to aaid
tate, h !! of which ts now on die In the said court
o which list reference may be bad hv all ueraona
Rock Island, Illinois. February Mh, 1890
MARGARET B. KF.LLKHSTR ASS
E. W H rRST, Atfy for Administratrix.
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 Rock Island Uonae.
Secured by First Mortgage,
TOB SALS AT
6 AND 7 PER CENT.
iKTiassT Collected Without Causes.
No trouble or expense spaied to secure choicest
Our Fourteen years' experience ana long et
tablUhed local agencies give us
Call or write for circulars or references.
MWfcSpis Davenport o.
is strtts of
$300.00 and Upwards
For sale, secured on land worth from
three to five times the amount
of tbe loan.
Interest ? per cent semi annually, collected and
remitted rree or cnarge
E. W. HURST,
Attorney at Law
Rooms S and 4 Masonic Temp'e,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL
on Improved Farms in the
Best Counties of Iowa,
FOR .. I,K.
The Farms were Inspected by
818 Main St, DAVENPORT, IA.
Spring Weather, isn't it? It is beginning to look like Spring at
New Spring Goods are coming in
early ottering will be made as notea Deiow. An im
mense assortment of latest effects in
SATINES AT 10 AND 12c A YARD-
You ouch t to see how handsome these Satines are. Designs
taken from the French. No season has shown as beautiful Ging
hams as this. Splendid variety
GINGHAMS 10 AND 12c A YARD
You can scarcely tell many
are worth seeing seeing you will
At the same time wo will show new importations in Woolen Dress Goad for
spring wear in henriettas, serges and mohairs. Special attentions called to new ad
ditions in black goods department. Prices bottom.
Don't overlook us on white goods snd embroideries.
Rock Island. Illinois.
JlJsTJD as to
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 if the prices don't bear me out in this assertion.
G-. M, LOOSLEY,
1609 Second Avenue.
Men's Felt Shoes tl 00
" Felt Boot Overs l 00
" Arctics l 00
' Alaskas 60
" Rubbers 40
' Clogs SO
Women's Arcties 75
High Button Uaiters 65
" Alsskas 40
Boy's Arctics &0
Misses' High Button Gaiters "... 60
" Rubbera 25
" Arctics 70
Children's Arctics 50
In addition to these low prices I will give away an Encyclopepia, valued at $6,
to each customer buying $25 worth of Boots and Shoes.
Call in and let us show you tbe Book and explain bow you can get it free.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, 1818 Second Avenue.
ELM STREET SHOE STORK
2939 Fifth Avenue.
lively, and this week a special
iust placed on sale.
of them from the Scotch. They
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,
chnrch or Sunday School
room, call and look at it.
My store is lighted by it.
no other if you do.