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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1890
ThU week we come forward with
Fabrics (or tin:
Shows many of the prettiest styles we
have ever seen. Thedts'gns are vry ar
tistic and rich in variety. Barly deliv
eries are dmw all marked aod ready for
l'lain and floured Swisses, mulls. In
dia linen, piques, printed plaids, fancy
I'taiils, Vrron plaids. Marabout plaids,
Monando plaids, lace plaids, batists,
nainsooks and cambrics, buz m r.ephyrs,
edelwies plaids and stripes, check, plaid
and stripe piques, clipped lawns, rtv red
strips lawns, floured wells, heavy writs
f i r tailor made costumes.
Shaded or sombre stripes
27 inch hemstitch and corded lawns
ami India linens for children and infants'
dresses, 40 inch satin stripe and open
work bordered India linen and lawns
for aprons and ladies' dress skirts at the
price of plain goods.
Our space will permit description of
choicest novelties cannot be mentioned.
1712. 1714, 171. 1718. 1720 and 1722 Skcond Avenue
CLOSING OUT PRICES.
Plush Cabinet Albums 38 cents.
Leather Cabinet Albums 78 rents.
Sleds Below Cost,
Work Baskets Below Cost,
Stationery at 20 per rent off,
Cabinet Frames 20 per cent off;
Bibles at Coat,
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.
House Furnishing Goods,
Gas Fitting Stock
KOHN & ADLER'S,
PURE WHISK EY,
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.
oar kmod'i importations of Fancy
earl; spring trade.
FAST BLACKS in stripes
plaids. Printed Persian mulls.
Cable cords and fancy lawn stripes at
6c a yard. Lace stripes at 7c.
A great assortment check, stripe and
plaid nainsooks at 7 8 and 8c a yard.
At 10c, Hie, 13c and 14c. some or
the grandest bargains in the entire line
are shown. They consist of a line of
stripes, checks and satin plaid in varied
styles and patterns exceedingly stylish
and choice and are reallv worth from 80
to 100 per cent more than the prices
FOR THE BABIES
Fine small check Scotch dimity at
18c a yard, worth 24c Same goods with
tine colored spots very new and novel.
but few. Manv of the most stvlps nd
No one asked to buy. All are invited to
KINGSBURY & SON,
1705 Secend Avenue.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
KAN FOR HIS LIFE.
A Mi -reliant who Thought He Faw
Taek led in the Night by Two Mew, He
Wa' Tra u. bat Plata They are
Palieetaea Hoaae ielaw affile ic-
A reconl avenue merchant was wend
ing h s way homeward by way of Twen
tietb street at an hour somewhat arter
midn eht this morning, and when not
far from the corner of Sixth avenue he
observed two men standing talking con
flden iallv. Their conduct was very
stisphious, and as he approtched them
they separated, and then started after
him, ne of them saying, "now we've got
you'1 The citizen was then sure he was
beset by hig iwaymen of the first water
and lie did not stay to argue, but acted
not i pon a discussion of the subject of
goin-c but he went forthwith, and with
all tlie velocity, too. that his pedal ex
trem ties could give bim. The strangers
were not to be foiled in this way, and as
they demanded, "stop! stop! !'
mey sent a volley into the air.
I be citizen did not admire the
thought of being loaded with bullets and
in a fever of terror fell upon his knees
and legged for mercy. The highwayman
eami up to claim their victim and then
wha a mutual surprise there was! The
highwaymen proved to lie policemen who
wen looking for the scamp who bad run
oft v itb Mr Cutter's buggy and were
sure they had him, while the merchant
well he agreed to sav nothing if the c.ips
wou dn't.and thenand therewith fair Luna
as me oniy wnness, a solemn vow was
taken. But the queen of night had a
mor solemn obligation with the reporter
as i herein proven.
Si.turilay evening as S. Goldberg, who
driv the wagon for the city laundry,
was putting his horse away in the barn in
the rear of the laundry on Third avenue,
a st anger approached him suddenly and
plai ing a revolver at his head ordered
him to throw up his bands. At that
MM nt a girl in the laundry opened a
window in order to apeak to Uoldtterg
bout an order nnd the sroundrel fled.
Gol Iherg had his pockets full of money
as he had been nut on a collecting expe-
diti n and the would-be robber would
have secured it hut for the opportune in
ter'erence of the gill.
Mr. A . F. Cutter drove over from Dav
enport last evening to visit his sister, Mrs.
Boston, at the north end of Twenty-
thi -d street . When he returned to where
be had left his horse and buggy he found
them gone. The outfit was found on
Tv eoty second street at 5 o'clock this
morning. It was probably driven off by
sone one who bad forgotten the exact )o
cation where he found it. The horse
dir not look as if it had been misused .
'has. Muse and Peter Wanert were
fln -d respectively $5 and $3 and costs in
th police court for being drunk and dia
OH t'-1 ihr Front.
! Island is to he well represented
at the capital this week in the interest
of the proposed gun factory at Rock
Island arsenal Finding the spontaneous
sentiment wan so great in tavor of each
ing. Mayor McConochie and Mr Fred
Hi.ss concluded to go Saturday evening,
and yesterday morning's train bore them
toward Chicago. They joined Mr H. A.
Ainswortb, of Moline, there last night.
ard the three expect to reach Washington
to-iigbt. Rock Island surely has reason
to congratulate itself on its representa
tives at the national capital at this time.
VN ith the executive head of the city and
tbe executive officer of the Citizens' Im-
piovement association at the front labor
ing for the project, everything possible
wdl be done to further the enterprise.
Moline could not have picked a better
n an than Mr. Ainsworth. while Davcn-
pirt is to be represented by Mr. Robert
Sickles, who is now in New York, and
Mr. W. F. Ross, who left last night.
1 he tri-city delegation is as solid as it is
s:rong and with such men at tbe front.
tae gun factory project will win, if any
The Belief N-oelety.
Saturday's meeting of tbe Rock Island
llelief society at tbe Citizens' Improve
inent association rooms was well attend-
'id. The treasurer's report showed re
:eipta of $183 and tbe reports of the so
iciting committee showed that during tbe
month of January seventy five names bad
been added to the membership of tbe so
ciety. The reports of the different ward
committees were exceedingly gratifying
and showed that the society is fulfilling its
mission in every way.
Tbe jury in the Wancrluud malpractice
suit against Dr. S. C Plummer did not
report to .ludge Glenn until yesterday
morning, and then it was to atate their
inability to agree. The court according
iugly dismissed them and then adjourned
court until tomorrow morning at 10
Judge Qlenn Saturday evening granted
a new trial in the case of Carlin, who waa
awarded 1 185 damages against the city
at the present term
The near approach of lent causes more
than usual interest in the society events
announced for tbe next ten days.
Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Warner give a pro
gressive each re party tomorrow night.
Invitations have been issued by Mrs
Edson and the Misses Buford for a recep
tion Thursday from 3 to 7 p. m.
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Walker give a re
ception Thursday evening? in honor of
Mr. and Mrs. George E. Boynton.
l ouni) asalMlasa.
7 Mark Aahdown to Creve Coeur
Lake Ice Co., part outlots 10 and 17, 24,
J. M. Walker to trustees United Breth
ren eburch. part sej. 18, 19. 3e, 91.
Heirs of Mason Fitch by master to
Adair Pleasants, w, aw, n w. 8, 16, 1
C. S. A. to J. Y. Cook, patent, ne.
22, 18, le.
Human Klretrapw Created Through
Carcleaaaeaa in . the, ; H angina ' or
MMm Chaagea Mhenld he Mane
It is not to be doubted that when Rock
Ialand adopts a systematic plan of fire
service at the opening of the next munic
ipal year many dangers that at present
threaten not only property but life will
be removed. The object of a paid fire
department is to prevent fires and to
avert as far as possible, disaster attending
one when it does occur. In a word
tbe purpose is to "lock tbe barn
he! ore the horse is stolen. 11 is one
of the duties of a salaried chief to
inspect once in so often every build
ing in the city to order all defective
flues or other disorders that would might
create fire, remedied, to condemn all
buildings that are past repair and to re
move an oDstacles in the way ot escape
in the event of fire. It is this latter duty
that is probably the most important that
is incumbent upon the chief of a reliable
fire department and the imperative neces
any or sucn an omcer cannoi tie more
strikingly pressed than a visit to some of
our public meeting places. It is not
known how many others are so, but the
Christian Chapel at all eyents affords a
subject of thought in this connection.
Especially is this observable since the
congr.gation of the First M. E church
has been worshipping there. At both
services on Sunday the bouse is packed.
It is not large enough to accommodate
the congregations that attend. Lust
night a!l available room was occupied.
All spare room on the platform was occu
pied, while back of the pews the space
was packed to the doors. And no
comes the danger Those doors open in
instead of out. as they would be required
to do where there is a fire department
head, one of whose special duties is to
look after such matters. Tiiis will strike
some, no doubt, as a trifling matter, but
it is just of that much importance that
the way those doors swing depends the
lives of the majority of the people in the
congregation in case of a st impede such
as it takes very little to excite in such a
crowded house Last night the doors were
wedged tight shut by the jam that was
present Had there been a sudden rash for
the door it would have been impossible
to open them and the pressure upon the
natural exit would have only added to
the impossibility of opening them. The
horrors of such a thing can be readily
imagined. The room would be quickly
transformed into a human death trD
The audience would be simply fastened
in, the main avenue of escape blocked and
those who were not crushed to death or
suffocated would perish in the fire, should
that be the cause of the alarm. This
great negligence should be remedied at
once and tbe doors made to swing out.
And similar changes should be made in
every public meeting house wheie the
provision has not already been made, and
it does not always take a great audience
to cause frightful results from doors
swinging the wrong way. A few persons
may make a stampede and in the terror
of the movement shut off their own
escape simply because it has not been
made open to them as far as possible in
the design of the building.
Kaya froaa the Headlight.
A new time card went into effect on
the CM. & St. P yesterday, but it
does not affect the moving of any trains
in any direction here.
Local Agent Cook's successor at the
Rock Island depot has not yet been de
termined upon, but will be this week. A
Mr. Shelton, from the Chicago office, has
been talked of, and he may be selected.
General Supt. H B. Sudlow and Gen
eral Freight Agent R. Stockhouse, of tbe
R. I. & P., are at their respective offices
in the Peoria building, after having had
sieges with the Russian torture. Mr
Sudlow has had the more severe time of
the two, however.
And now it is tbe C. R.I. & P. en
gine men who are catching it. An or
der has been posted at the Rock Island
round house, which states that engineers or
firemen seen frequenting saloons, whether
on or off duty, will subject themselves to
immediate discharge from the company's
A special train arrived at the Rock Is
land depot late this afternoon containing
John Sebastian, general ticket and pas
senger agent of the great Rock Island
road, and a number of traveling and lo
cal ticket agents, who are making a tour
of the entire system of the C, R. I & P
i ne V , n. oc at. t has been running
some tremendous engines into Rock Is
land on Conductor Campbell's freight
train recently. Saturday Engineer
Hagedorn brought in the 719, a ten
wheeler, weighing fifty tons, which was
so large that it had to be sent down to
the C , B. & Q round bouse to be re
versed. Yesterday Engineer Mills brought
in the 74s. a large machine, similar to
the 719. These great iron steeds walk
off with forty five loaded freight cars
without any exertion whatever. Tbe
great quantity of ice moving from up the
river makes freight shipments heavy at
the present. The 728, another of these
big locomotives, came in today.
"A Tla Moldler."
On Wednesday evening one of Hoyt's
funny comedies is to be produced at Har
per's theatre by a company of comedians
of the first order. It is to be "A Tin
Soldier" and the Kansas City Timet savs
The "standing room only sign was
hung out at the Ninth Street theatre, the
attraction being Hoyt's domestic comedy,
"A Tin Soldier. It is a new company
throughout, and fully up to the standard
of tbe other companies that have played
it here in years past. The piece has been
brightened up with a number of new
topical songs which are quite catchy.
The "Plumber is ably sustained by Mr
Paul Dresser, while Mr. Louis Wesley ia
decidedly the funniest "Rats" that has
ever attempted the part in this city.
Miss St. George Hussey as "Violet,'
Mias Belle Stepleton as "Carrie Story,
and Miss Fannie Bloodgood as "Patsy,"
are everything that could be desired.
There were a number of recalls, and the
applause of the audience was oertainly
very gratifying to the company.
Vrivlicatlon 1 mtif vrmen t h Aaked tor
by the I'pner River Plleta at Their
Keren I Meeting at fllnton
In addition to the recommendations
heretofore noted as made by the Upper
Mississippi Pilots' association at their re
cent meeting at Clinton, Iowa, a petition
was prepared and directed to Capt. C. W.
Purham, of the United States steamer
Gen. Barnard, asking that hitching posts
or ring bolts be placed at the following
points, for the purpose of checking or ty
ing steamboats or rafts:
Two posts on tbe Wisconsin shore
above Prescott bridge.
One on Mississippi river side of Point
Douglas, below biidge.
Tnree on Minnesota shore at foot of
Two on island near Argo.
Three on Wisconsin shore above Trem
Two on Minnesota shore at Ben Car
One on Minnesota shore at point above
River Junction .
Two on foot of island under LaOrosse
One at lower end of levee at Lymville
One on Iowa shore above Waupeton.
One on Iowa shore below Finleys.
One on Iowa shore below Spcchts.
One on Island opposite Eagle Point.
One at foot of island outside Dubuque
Two on Wisconsin shore below Dubu
que bay and mark two ringbolts.
Three at Sabula and island above.
Two at Stony Point opposite Clinton
Two on island below Clinton bridge.
One below Diamond Jo warehouse in
One below round house, Rock Island
One hunch ot piling east channel at
Clinton and fastened by chain third pin
from Illinois shore.
A petition was adopted, and addressed
to Capt. H. M Crapser, of United States
steamer Lilly, at St. Louis, ashing that
lights be placed at the following points
Catfish B.tr and Killinick Bar, in Lake
Point LeSiiib, Central Point. Stock
holm Breakwater and Reed's Bluff, in
See Mclnttre Bros', adv
Notice McCabe 'a special mention.
George W. Aster is confined to the
house by illness.
Ad frank 111 is able to he about again
after several weeks' illness.
All early deliveries of white goods on
sale tliis week at McCabe Bros.
The white goods sale for the season of
189H this week at McCabe Bros.
Ex-Mayor Carse has returned from a
visit to his old home at Pittsburgh.
Dancing school at Masonic Temple,
Davenport, Wednesday and Saturda .
Not quite a million valentines to be
sold at half and a quarter price at Mc
Satines Mclntire Bros will ('.isplay a
very large and elegant line of satines for
this week's sale.
Hurry up' Gel the first selection of
novelties ia white goods at McCabe Bros '
great sale this week.
Go to Boro's under the bank for fine
Malaga grapes, California pears, bananas
and all kinds of fruits.
New spring woolen dress goods at Mc-
I tit: re Bros'. in Mohairs, serges and
Henriettas, at lowest prices.
Mr H. C Whitridge and family left
over the Kock Island road Saturday
nigh for their new home near San Jose,
Rev. G. W. Gue will preach a sermon
n reply to the liquor dealers' resolutions
either on next Sunday or the Sunday fol
Mr and Mrs A. C Dart reached home
this morning from their trip through New
Mexico, which proved profitable to them
both in the way of health and pleasure.
Hem stitch and corded lawns, and In
dia linens for aprons, and children and
cfani's dresses, are among tbe white
goods displayed by McCabe Brof. this
The meeting ot laboring men to con
sider the eight-hour league ordinance
and its relation to the street paving
contracts, is to be held at Hillier's ball
Capt. Cameron, of the ferry Spencer,
promoted Night Watchman Wm. Staassen
to tbe position of boat carpenter, vacated
by Wm. Adams, and has appointed Geo.
Hirsch night watchman.
Miss Hattie T reman was the subject of
a happy surprise party at her home 1820
Sixth avenue. Friday evening. An
evening long to be remembered by tne
guests and hostess was spent.
Saturday's meeting of the county
teachers at the High school was devoted
to table two of County Supt. Southwell's
outlines on physiology. Principal Bish
op gave tbe lesson on the muscles.
The Rock Island plow works are em
ploying more men and doing more busi
ness than at any lime in the history of
that establishment. This speaks very
well for Rock Island's present condition.
Marian Wicks, a well appearing young
lady who has been in Moline for a couple
of weeks, is before a board of inquiry
into ber sanity in the county court. She
claims her home is either in DeWitt or
The ladies of the Central Presbyterian
church will give a valentine supper at the
residence of Mr. Fred Mass. corner of
First ayenue and Thirteenth street, on
St . Valentine's day. All the friends of
the church are invited.
Wash goods Mclntire Bros, have
added largely to their spring stock of
sateens, ginghams, etc , for this week's
sale. Examine tbe beautiful sateens at
10 and 12 cents. Oinehams. the very
latest effects, 10 and 12$ cents.
Mr. Desmond O. Evethard and Miss
Martha W. Babcock, af Davenport, were
married at the rectory sf Trinity church
this city, by Rev. R F. Sweet, on the
night of Nov. 20, and tbe handsome
young couple have kept their happy ro
mance a secret from their friends, until
now, cards have been issued announc
ing the event.
Tbe government intends in the spring
to begin extensive improvements in the
river between St. Paul and Minneapolis.
In the Fiftieth congress Hon. Edmund
Rice secured In the river and harbor bill
legislation extending the limits of the
improvement of the Mississippi from Des
Moines rapids to St. Paul, so as to reach
the stretch of river between tbe cities,
placing it also in Msj Mackenzie's dis
trict, and secured out of a total ot $800,
000 the sum of $146,000 to be expended
In tbe improvement of the river between
tbe points mentioned. The money ts to
be used in the removal of bars and rocks,
and to close bayous; in fact, to put the
river in the best possible condition with
out reference to locks or dams of any sort
or description. mis win, nowever,
greatly facilitate the approaches of mora
la borate works.
Weather Koreeawt .
TJ. 8. Sis nix Or t I ci. I
Washington, D. C, reb.lO. (
For the next 84 hours for Illinois:
Fair; stationary temperature.
It is rumored that some of the paving
contractors will attempt to evade tbe
eieht-bour ordinance of th'scity, and tbe
! friends of the eight-hour day are warned
to be vigilant in regard to this matter. A
public meeting will be held on thia sub
ject at Hillier's hall on Tuesday evening,
Feb. 11, to consider this matter. Every
body is invited. Rally and fill the hall.
Prest. Eight-Hour League.
Ed. Borrill, Jr. , Secy.
The Rock Island Turner society will
hold a subscription masquerade ball at
Turner hall, Saturday evening, reb
15th- Those wishing to subscribe can
do so at Turner hall, or of members of
the following committee: Ed. Goepel,
Henry Holdorf. Jabob Retttch. Peter
Detlefs and Wm. Hoeft. Tickets will
not be on sale the evening of the dance
' 'Years have not seen and time shall
not see," the people sit down quietly to
suffer pain, when enterprise can efford
such a panacea as Salvation Oil.
The many remarkable cures Hood's
Farsaparilla accomplishes are sufficient
proof that it does possess peculiar cura
Cbas. A . Stul, - - Manager.
But One Performance,
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 18th.
Evoijt hlne: New. Better and Funnier
Great Cast !
Seatfi on pale a' nml plarc' three 1avs in ad
vance, mem ii tut, ?:. :) an.l 75c .
C. A. Stkel.
one Ntonr ONLY,
THURSDAY EVE., FEB. 13th
A Host of Lovely Women.
ENULISH FOLLY CO.
The Largest and Best Burlesque
Organization in America.
Preeenting the Musical. Comical Speetaenlar
Burlesque in two act.
Or. CUPID'S CAPER.
Assisted by the Comedians Bice md Barton and a
select ntimoer or Brat-Oasa pecialty stars.
Prices TS, 60 and 25 cents.
Just received, all
to be sold at
10 Cents per Copy,
by mail 11 cents.
Identical with that for which
I 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 Bonte.
Secured by First Mortgage,
OR SALS AT
6 AND 7 PER CENT.
IITTXttKST COLLICTID WITHOUT CHAM!
No trouble or expense spared to secure choicest
Onr Fonrteen Tears' experience and long es
tablished local agendas give us
Call or write for circulars or reference.
-ns ao.di,di Jlflle fcT"-
MeoNicitrsivu Davenport to.
in acMa 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, collected and
remitted free of charge.
E. W. HUR8T,
Attorney at Law
Rooms 8 and 4 Masonic Temp e.
ROCK ISI.AND, ILL
on Improved Farms in the
Best Counties of Iowa,
FOB tA LK.
Tbe Farms were Inspected by
C. A. FICKE.
S18 Main St, DAVENPORT, I A.
AN ADVERTISEMENT should be a public statement of
a fact. A misleading advertisement never paid in the long run
and seldom in the short run. Customers are not fools in any
community. When told by a flaming advertisement that dollar
goods are to be sold for a quarter, they begin a mental calcula
tion, and will, ten chances to one, figure it out that the advertiser
lied twice as much as he really did. Mclntire Bros, propose
to advertise facts. They are now receiving their spring goods.
In Woolen Dress Goods the leading fabrics are Mohairs,
Serges and Henriettas, which we show in blacks and colors. Mo
hairs 30c per yard up to $1.10. You will be pleased with weight
and finish of three special numbers of Black Silk finished Hen
riettas at 83c, 89c and 98c per yard, 46 inch wide.
Wash Goods are seasonable and in good demand. Wise
women will not put off their purchases till the eleventh hour.
Ginghams in beautiful plaids at 10c and 12c, fast colors.
Satines will be DODular. There is a fashionable fondnaiu
for the colorless tans, lor grey and black and the various tints of
purple, including violet, petunia, and lavender, all liberally toned
with white and darker shades. We show the lare-est auanrt-
ment we have ever opened at 10c. 12$c up to 25c a yard.
We don't ask you to select from samples (as some of our
neighbors request you to do in their advertisements) but have
the goods in stock now. Embroideries and White Goods are
very reasonable in prices this season.
Rock Island. Illinois.
" - : " ''tSssaJasssisisS
JlsTlD .A.S 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 mj hands.
Call and sec if the prices don't bear me out in this assertion.
Gr. M, LOOSLEY,
1609 8econd Avenue.
Men s Felt Shoes tl 00
" Felt Boot Overs 1 0t
" Arctics 1 00
' Alasnas SO
" Rubbers 40
" Clog 50
Women'-; Arctiea 75
" High Button Uaiters 65
Boy's Arctics . 60
M)fs-s' High Button Uaiters SO
Children's Arctics 50
In addition to these low prices I will give away an Encyclopepia, valued at $8,
to each customer buying t25 worth of Boota and Shoes.
Call in and let us show you the Book and explain how you can get it free.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, 1818 Second Avenue.
ELM STREET SHOE STORX
8899 Fifth Avenue.
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.