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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1890.
Cook Stoves Ranges,
RIVERSIDE OAK STOVES.
Boynton Celebrated Furnaces,
MASON & T AVIS'
Wrought Steel Ranges
and Steel Dome Furnaces.
J-fEstiinates for Heating ami Ventilating furnished on ap
plication. DAVID DON,
1617 Second avenne, Rook Island, Ills.
CLOSING OUT PRICES.
Plnsta Cabinet Albums 38 cents,
Leather Cabinet Albnms 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 Cost
Window Shades at Cost.
BIO 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's Bookstore.
The Public is c r tially invited to inspect our new Gallery Tbe finest West of
Chicago without any excf:ptin. We bave tbe only camera in tbis vicinity 'arge
ii. uijti to make life aiz Photographs lirect. We bave the only Qallery in this city
which is first class in all its appointments, In fact it contains more Instruments.
Back Grounds. Photographic Furniture,
ctty combined We hhVe a reputatior of the highest order an I also tbe ability and
extermination to sustain it,
Wt go east for New Goods, and from now until then
It will pay you to GO
The Davenport Shoe Co.,
COR BKADY AND SECOND,
R cs Is'ami Car stops at MU dor.
KOHN & ADLEB'S,
POST OFFICE BLOCK,
Irish Cough Syrup,
(10 mid 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,
1705 Secend Avenue.
etc , than all tbe other Galleries in this
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Coughs, Colds, Etc.,
THE CANNING INDUSTRY.!
nan Arrancrarsts should be Maite
fetoewre the Enterprise That la
laxtsas to Caaae to Koch Inland
rhe laaprovrateat Association Cons-
Tbe committee designated by the Rock
Is and Citizens' Improvement association
at its last meeting to negotiate for the
bringing of the Milan canning factory to
R ck Island has not been idle since its
t ties were assigned. Several confer
ences have been had with the directors of
the iudustry and a number of visits paid
to the proposed buiidine at the corner of
Frst avenue and Sixteenth street, and
nek is regarded by those interested in
be cnmpnDV as in every way admirably
adapted to the requirements of the can-
i it: establishment.
The only question thtl appear is as to
I amount of local capital that must be
n nested to effect a removal tov Rock Isl
ar d. The corrmanv asks in the neighbors
( od of f20,000. There is abundance of
m iney in Rock Island seeking invest
mnt. and if it can be demonstrated that
he enterprise offers safe inducements
tb re is not likely to be any trouble In
m -eting the amount required.
The committee will probably report at
tonight's meeting of the Improvement
association. It is hardly necessary to
comment on tbe importance of securing
this industry for Rock Island or the fact
tb it it will give employment to 150 hands,
ard the impetus it will be to bringing
fa-mers to the city, as well aa increasing
general shipping business. The ins
st t u t ion promises no end of immense
gf od to Rock Island, and it should be
brought here if it can be made possible to
The Jw Rock Inland Agent
Mr. C. H. Skelton, the newlv appointed
stent of the Rock Island road here, ar-
ried from Chicago last night and took
up bis borne at tbe Harper On Satur-
dty he succeeds Mr. J. F. Cook, lately re-
ned. Mr. Skelton has a railroad ex
perience of several years standing, a large
p irt of which has been discharged in local
agencies. More recently be has been
chief clerk in the office of the general
auditor of the C , R I & P. road at Chi
c- go inus ne comes equipped witn a
tt orough knowledge of the business in all
i, various details, and coupled with
tt is advantage he has the baDov
ecultv of a pleasant address, and
at once proves himself a ready
a id entertaining conversationalist.
bi.ve come to Rock Island to make
it mv home," he said this morning, "to
icentify myself thoroughly with its inter
ests and to aid in pushing it forward as
far as my individual efforts will go. I
know that in doing this I cannot but
pease the Rock Island company and
the same time discharge the duty
every business man." Mr. Skelton
idenlly has been educated up to
tl e Chicago idea of progress whic h
cm only he productive of good results
wherever it is applied. Such men are
welcomed to Rock Inland.
Manager Sam Wright, of Carsc fc Com
pany s sboe store, missed a pair of f t
Congress shoes this morning, and
at once had a couple of strangers, who
hid been in his store arrested for tbe
theft, but tailing to establish their guilt,
c msented to their release .
The Moline DitpatcK fills up consider-
a lie waste space by attacking tbe Rock
It land police for restraining Peter Wa
n:rt, gf that city, for intoxication,
aid it terms his srrest and sub-
si quent nne or J ami costs, as
n lest than an outrage Officer
uiqueen attempted to arrest Wanert
mar the Moiiue avenue car barns
list Sunday for intoxication The Mo
llae citizen at once offered resistance, and
became so obstreperous, that after getting
m to the street car house, Officer Mul
q jeen telephoned to police headquarters
a sd Officers Boland and Kramer drove
up in the patrol wagon, and it was as
n uch as tbe combined efforts of threa
n en could do to get the unruly prisoner
t tbe station The next morning tbe
n.agistrate did not consider tbe home of
t ie prisoner or any society to which be
belonged, but simply punished him for
violating tbe city ordinances.
St Paul Lodge 107, Knights of Pythias,
I ave made excellent and elaborate ar
rangements for a complimentary enter
tainment and supper to their friends next
nesday evening. The A. O. U. W.
I all and dining room and Aimory ball
til in the Armory building,
I ave been secured, and tbe affair
vill be entirely free to those holding in-
itatinns. There will first be a musical
ntertainment embracing the best talent
ia the three cities, followed by supper
"Inch will be served by the ladies of
rinity guild, and later dancing in
itrmory ball .
The programme gives promise of a
1 igbly enjoyable entertainment, and it ia
to include music by Bleuer's orchestra,
i a address by Gen . W. A. Sbmitt, music
by tbe Orpheus Qlea club, a trio for piano
- i ilm and flute, by Mr. J. L. Haas, and
tasters Fay Harper and Oscar Schmidt
s sons bv Mrs. Milton Jones; a recitation
ly Mrs W. C. Collins; music by tbe Or
pbeus club; an instrumental duett by
1'rof. Bowlby and Miss foisom; a song
ly Master Jones: a selection by the or
i bestra, and possibly an entertainment by
tttgnor Blitz and his daughter.
Suppose some philantrophically dia-
loaed gentleman was to announce him
elf as a candidate for collector, agreeing
o donate the salary of the office to the
mbllc library or in some other worthy
iray, what a consternation there would be
n the army of republican office seekers.
The collectorship always brings out
wore of candidates and the city conven-
.ions are generally subservient to their
With which the Nails will be Laden
Tomorrow, fit. Valentine's Day
The Comic Affair
Tomorrow Feb. 14 will be St. Val
entine's day. The years as they rolled by
have ratified and improved many cus
toms and observances, but among these
we cannot count In that of sending the
sweet smelling, flimsy, pathetic paper
valentine, wherein are blood red hearts
transfixed with arrows, violets, johnny
jump ups and heart's ease, surrounded by
an embossed border of amyrillis or ma-
deria vines, a mysterious and often de
fective verse resting naively under a
trap door of an Inner page, which being
Ingeniously lifted up, disclosed the secret
contrilution of an unknown to dear val
entine: "If yon ran guess this name of mine.
Sweet oue you'll gneee your Talentlne."
Oh, the rosy blushes and the ice water
chills, playing tag up and down tbe
spinal column of the blue eyed miss or
dark-haired youth, who. after watching
from a snowy windowsill ages for the
postman were gratified at length by be-
ng banded this wonderful epistle from
cloudland, while tbe thought, "can it
be he?" "Is it really she?" makes the poor
little head wabble like a top on its last
rounds. And it is Incumbent on the re
cipient of so much paper aidor to read
this delicate onslaught twenty times a day
and to wear all Its selvedge off by hauling
it to and from its hiding place. How
often tried and tired lovers, too bashful
to advance under any other ensign, bave
boldly marched to the enemy's works be
hind old St. Valentine carrying a flag of
Once upon a time, long, long ago, a
little freckled faced girl sitting on a
cricket in the twilight of her native vais
ley at the foot of high mountains was
awed and overjoyed by tbe entrance of
ber beau ideal a tall, bunchy kneed boy
itb borne cut locks, who camo with his
hat in one hand and a valentine in the
other. The little girl was so exquisitely
homely as to feel all her soul going out
in one great throb of gratitude to
tbe awkward boy who could thus
forgive her all defects and pick her
out of a settlement of pretty girls.
Alack and alas: poor big eyed
great-hearted Julian. He has passed
over the ridge whence there is no looking
back, and time bas brought around many
valentine eves to tbe plain little girl
grown up, but nothing has ever caused
bor heart to fill with fervor and her veins
to beat to music as did that first blossom
on the vine
Her first, last only valentine!
The pathetic valentine has almost
ceased going about tbe country under
half-rale postage, and "the custom is
more honored in the breach than tbe ob
servance" if any .of tbe yellow and red
caricatures seen in windows are to take
tbe place as the barbed arrow instead of
the already slaughtered heart. Next to
an anonymous letter, the sending of a so
called comic valentine is the most mere
tricious and insulting to the receiver.
These vulgar productions constitute one
of tbe offshoots of a friendly custom that
has grown from an element of fun to one
of maliciousness, whose motive is not for
merriment, but rather to give a sting and
slur behind the screen of misrepresented
innocent fun. The comic valentine
is tbe missive of a coward who is not on
hand to witness the result of his attack
or to let himself be known . He prefers
to witness its effects from a safe distance
and to permit his imagination to help
him enjoy it.
Mr. Phil Mitchell bas sent the follow
ing letter to the Fort Madison Improve
Geo U Schafer, Esq., Fort MadUoo'
In behalf of tbe tri-clties' committee
for tbe utilization of tbe magnificent
buildings, plant and power of the Rock
Island arsenal for the manufacture of
heavy ordnance, permit me to thank you
and through you your local association
for tbe very handsome action just taken
in our interest. I bave had me resolu
tion copied in the several papers of tbe
three cities, and tbey have added flatter
ing editorial comment.
Tour action was thoughtful and time
ly, and all tbe more appreciated because
unsolicited. We shall be most glad to
reciprocate as soon as opportunity offers
Please extend to Air. C baa Peters my
thanks for bis promptness in advising
We shall send a delegation to Wash
ington to work in the interest of this
project, which is really in the interest of
the great west, as you say.
Chairman pro tern
Reynolds, Feb 12
There are many cases of influenza in
town that are quite serious, but as yet
there have been no fatal ones.
Mr. Tbos. L. Johnston, of Nassau, Ia
is in town settling up tne estate or nis
father, the late W. W. Johnston.
The young people of the vicinity of
Reynolds will give a dance at the rink on
Friday evening. The Great Western
band, of Davenport, will furnish music
Corn has been coming in so abundant
ly that Mr. Schoonmaker, the grain
dealer, has found it necessary to build ad
ditional cribs, the last ona being 296 feet
long by ten feet wide.
The teacher institute to be held at tbe
school bouse on tbe 15th inst , promises
to be well attended. Mr. S. W. Mummy
tbe principal of the schools here, will do
all he can to make it a success.
Chas. Lindstrom, a Swede, living on
the farm of J. M Johnston, had a ser
ious runaway yesterday, in which one of
his horses ran into the coupling of a car,
injuring it so badly that it was shot. A
subscription paper was circulated among
the citizens, and in a short time enough
money was subscribed to make good the
The apron tea given by tbe ladies of
Trinity church at the home of Mrs. T. J
Buford last evening was an enjoyable and
profitable affair. Twenty-eight out of
thirty aprons were sold.
The Standard club of Davenport gave
an attractive entertainment last evening
which a large number from this city at
tended. Mr. Abe Rosenfield took the
most important character, and he did bis
part up to the highest point of course.
Several Rock Island people attended
reception given by Dr. and Mrs. J. P
Crawford, of Davenport, last evening
Masks of all kinds at Taylor's .
Fresh lettuce and spinach at F. O
Mr. J. M. Christy, of Des Moines, is in
the city today.
Uncle Samuel Goode, of Andalusia,
was in tbe city today.
Next Wednesday will be Ash Wednes
day, the beginning of Lent.
Mrs. C. W. Negus will give an infor
mal tea from 4 to 6 Saturday afternoon.
The rink will be open Saturday even
ing, Feb. 13tb. Ladies free. Afternoon
Wanted immediately A competent
girl; good wages. Mrs. W. A. Paul, 1028
The Rock Island Citizens' Improve
ment association holds its regular month
ly meeting at Harper's theatre tonight.
The Cable Dancing club will give a
grand masquerade ball at Cable, III , Frt
day evening, Feb. 21. Tickets 50 cents.
Mrs. Richmond Terrell and children
have, returned from Alabama, and Rich
mond again looks as if life was worth
Ex-Mayor Tbos. Murdock and bis son
Robert, arrived from Kansas OltJ morn,
ing and breakfasted at the Rook Island
A colored lady, aged 119 years, arrived
in Moline yesterday to visit her son. Rev.
Wm. Williams, of the African Methodist
church of that city. She is from Yellow
Msj C. W. Hawts has received notice
of the reunion of the Thirty-seventh Il
linois volunteer infantry which will be
held at Chicago on Friday, March 7th.
Julius White Is president of the associa
tion, and L. H. Howell is secretary.
Mr. John W. Jones, of South Rock
Island, has purchased a half interest in
Mr. Bowker's second hand store, tbe
well known Lundy stand, and the new
firm will be glad to see people and sell
all kinds of goods, both new and used,
J. C. Bromley, tbe well known engi
neer of tbis city, is an applicant for the
position of steamboat inspector in tbe
place of John G. Scott, deceased. Mr
Bromley's petition is being numerously
signed by steamboat men, mechanics,
professional and business men.
Tomorrow evening at Harper's theatre
Hon. R. G. Horr, the famous wit and
orator, will deliver his celebrated lecture,
Is the Baboon Our Cousin :'' This is
the oi portunity of the season. Let
there be a grand turnout. Reserved
seats may be had at Clemann & Salz-
mann s for ten cents additional.
An exchange says New England mer
chants are beginning to organize to se
cure legislative protection against the
flr;" and "bankrupt sale" companies
that tour that section. It is time, too.the
western states were doing the same
thing. One of the worst tnings a resu-
ar merchant has to contend against in
egilimate business is a fire or bankrupt
sale. More legislation is needed on the
rairomze none institutions, cries
the country editor from week to week.
That is right, says the merchant, "give
t to those who go to some other town to
buy goods." Then with his heart filled
with kindness to the loyal editor, be sends
bis job work to Kalamazoo, or utilizes a
piece of wrapping paper to write an order
on for goods or send a statement to a
customer. Isn t it funny . Raritan Re
A Galesburg young man who attended
a party recently, found himself embar
rassed when the finger bowl was passed
around. A small piece or lemon was
floating on the surface of the water, and
after holding tbe bowl for a moment in
deep thought, he raised it to his lips and
ook a good swig of the contents. Liter
n the evening he remarked confidentially
to a young lady that that was the weakest
lemonade be ever drank awav from borne
A special train of officials came down
on the Iowa side on the C , M . & St. P
roaa tnis aiternoon and later came over
to Rock Island and left for the east over
the Racine & Southwestern division
The officials were General Sjperinten-
lent A. J. Early, Assistant General Super
ntennent U. A. Olin, Superintendent of
the Racine ot Southwestern division E.
D. Wright, Superintendent of the Coun
cil Bluffs division Campbell. Superin
tendent of Bridges Bates and Superin
tendent of Telegraphy Grey.
Mr. H A Ainsworth remarks to the
Washington correspondent of the Chicago
lribunt relative to Senator Pierces de
clination to be a candidate for reelection,
that the senator "has made arrange
menis to become superintendent of the
National Tube works at McKeesport, Pa
He will not give up his citizenship in II-
mois and will keep his family for tbe
present at Kewanee. but bis business will
take him awav so much that he will
necessarily drop out of active politics
Mr. Ainsworth adds that he himself has
no intention of making tbe race, so that
the field would seem to be an open one
The Moiiue Republican is manifesting
a selfish spirit by attempting to discourage
the noble hearted women of that city who
are associated with tbe St. Luke s hospita
guild in Rock Island. The Republican
contends that Moline ought to stop belt
ing tbe Rock Island hospital and get one
or us own. inai s an wasted powder, as
the women of Moline have demonstrated
that thev bave more common sense than
some of the opposite sex. That portion
of Moline that wants a hospital, wants it
not as a charitable institution, but simply
becaus Rock Island has one, and thev
don't believe in helping anything that i
In Rock Island
A Wild Locomotive's Work.
rLACERViLLE. Cal , reb. 13. The eimluo
of a work traiu running light became uncon
trollable whilt- dt SOSttdiSSJ a deep grade near
tin- stution yesWrdav. and dashed into
catxiu-. August Gerding ami Peter LiuJ
sterwaitt-r wers iiistuutly killed, and Patrick
i'jon ic.vived latal Wounds.
Uoubly a Murderer.
Reading. Pa., Feb. 18. Harry L,bo.
dissolute character, last night -i. t and
fatally wounded his wife, who had left him
ou account of ill-treatment. Daniel Fisher,
Mrs. Lelos rather, died ot heart disease iiu
mediately after the shooting. Lebo escaped
The Poor Will Ml.s Her.
Ki.kHoHN, is.. Feb. 13. Mrs. Caroline
Hollinshead died here yesterday, aged
Mra Hollinshead had Leeu a resident hers
for halt a century arid was widely know
for her many charities.
Will Kominate a Labor Ticket.
Saleji. ills., reb. lo rne central com
mittee of the Union Labor partv of this
county met in this city and unanimously
adopted s resolution to put a full countv
ticket in the field to be voted for this fall
Cleveland for Ballot Reform.
Baltimore, Feb. IS Iu an interview ra
utly with a correspoudent of Tbu Sun, Mr,
Cievctaui expressed himself w armly in favor
of the Australian oeiiot svstem. 'uffieial bal
lot" and all.
Makes the lives of sx many people mis
erable, and often leads to self-destruc
tion. We know of no remedy for dys
pepsia more successful than Hood's Sar
saparilla. It acts gently, yet surely and
efficiently, tones tbe stomach and other
organs, removes the faint feeling, creates
a good appetite, cures headache, and
refreses the burdened mind. Give
Hood's Sarsaparllla a fair trial. It will
do you good.
In the combination, proportion, and pre
paration of its ingredients, Hood's Sarsa
parllla accomplishes cures where other
preparations entirely fail. Peculiar in
ts good name at home, which is a
'tower of strength abroad," peculiar in
the phenomenal sales it has attained,
Hood's sarsaparllla Is tbe most success
ful medicine for purifying the blood, giv
ing strength, and creating an appetite.
The ladies of the Central Presbyterian
church will give a supper from 6 to 8
o'clock Friday evening, the 14th, at Mrs.
Fred Haes'. Each guest will secure a
good supper and a valentine for 25 cents.
All are cordially invited to be there.
Mrs. W. H. Oest, 8ec.
TJ. 8. Sisnal Orrtcs,
Washington, D. C, Feb. IS. I
For the next 24 hours for Illinois:
Fair; stationary temperature.
I cannot praise Hood's Sarsaparllla
half enough," says a mother, whose son,
almost blind with ecr.ifula, was cured by
Biikenfeld has just
received a flue
stock of valentines.
C. A Pteil, - - Manager.
ONE NIGHT ONLY.
THURSDAY EVE., FEB. 13th
A Host of Lovely Women
ENGLISH FOLLY Co.
The Largest and Best Burlesque
Organization In America.
Presenting the Musical, Comical Spectacular
Burlesque in two acts.
Or, CUPID'S CAPERS.
AsE.ited by tbe Comedians Hies and Barton and a
select numoer or nrel-cias a .pecialty etare.
Prices 7S, 50 and 85 centa.
C. A. Stekl, - - Manager.
ONE NIOHT ONLY,
SATURDAY EVE., FEB. 15th
Engagement of the Favorite Comedian.
Mr. FRANK JONES.
In E. K Locke's Rural Picture, entitled
(FBOX PuoHTowTt) Introducing a
Q'iartette of Slneers,
a run urcnestra.
The Dance of the Deacon?,
The Thresh ng Machine at Work on tbe Stage.
Six New Characters Added.
Plav Entirely re-niitten. and preaented wttt a
full and efficient company. The only
PUGHTOWN FARMER BAND
Parade each day.
Prices 25, 50 and 75c. beats at nuai place.
Just received, all
to be sold at
10 Cents per Copy,
by mail 11 cents.
Identical wttb 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 laland Bona
Secured by First Mortgage,
tob aL at
6$ AND 7 PER OJtNT.
1NTEUE8T CoLLSCTID WITHOUT CBtnSI.
No trouble or expense apared to aecare choicest
Our Fourteen years' experience and long ea
tabliahed local agendas give ua
Pall or write for circular or reference
focus ao.shicj ""
MspsitTcMPt.E; Davenport 1
m suvs or
$200.00 and Upwards
For sale, secured on land worth from
three to five Umes tbe amount
of tbe loan.
Interest 7 per cent semi annually, collscted and
remitted free or charge.
E. W. HURST,
Attorney at Law
Rooma S and 4 Masonic Temple,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL
on Improved Farms in the
Best Counties of Iowa,
The Farms were Inspected by
818 Main St., DAVENPORT, IA.
AX ADVERTISEMENT should be a public statement of
a fact. A misleading advertisement never paid in the long ran
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 $1.10. You will be pleased with weight
and finish of three special numbers of Black Silk finished Hen
riettas at 83c, 89c and 98c per yard, 46 inch wide.
Wash Goods are seasonable and in good demand. Wise
women will not put off their purchases till the eleventh hour.
Ginghams in beautiful plaids at 10c and 12c, fast colors.
Satines will be popular. There is a fashionable fondness
for the colorless tans, lor grey and black and tb- various tints of
purple, including violet, petunia, and lavender, all liberally toned
with white and darker shades. We show the largest assort
ment we have ever opened at 10!, 12$c up to 25c a yard.
We dou't ask you to select from samplwa (as some of our
neighbors request you to do in their advertisements) but have
the gouds in stock now. Embroideries and White Goods are
very reasonable in prices this season.
Rock Island. Illinois.
J t ey n a m m u
.S TO LAMPS,
I Lave just opened a handsome let of Hanging and Sund Lamps, received too
late fur Christmas trade, which I don't intend to have bang on my bands
Call and see if tbe prices don't bear me out in this assertion.
Gh M, LOOSLEY,
1609 Second Avenne.
Men's Felt Shoes 91 00
" Felt Boot Ofera 1 00
" Arctics 1 00
" Rubbers 40
" Clogs 50
Women's Arcties 75
High Button Gaiters 5
Boy's Arctics 50
Mistea' High Button Gaiter SO
Children's Arctics 50
In addition to these low prices I will give away an Encvclopcpia, valued at f 6,
to each customer buying 925 worth of Boots and Shoes.
Call in and let us show you tbe Book and explain bow you can set it free.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, 1818 Second Avetn.
ELM STREET SHOE STORE
9989 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 il, and 1 nave vrt
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