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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 1890.
NEW DRESS GOODS.
In connection with an enormoui ttock of new Dress Goods sr
riing by nearly every train, we are impelled lo offer early visitors
two special drives for this week In Silk Goods.
A splendid new line all colors of Surah Silks at 39c per yard.
Anil an assortment of nesrly all choice shades of good Satin at
Ml a yard .
Kther bargain is of eitraordlnery value and worthy of prompt
the well known manufacturers of Winds Ties, closed us out t o
I rire tables full of Scarfs and Ties, all kinds at our own prices.
Nearly 10U0 Jozon all sorts. Large slcs Windsor Ties
PtaM snd stripe pure silk Ties Ittc large India Silk Ties, cream
liround with blsck figures, and black grounds with white figures,
all 18c, have sold at 40 The squabble commences on Mondty
1718. 1714. 1716. 1718. 1720 and 1722 Bkcond Avknck .
-BUY WALL PAPER-
WHILE WE ARE
A word to the wise is sufficient. You can tave money
by buying of us now.
House Furnishing Goods.
Gas Fitting Stock
BAKER & HOUSMAN.
KOHN & ABLER,
Removed to 21 Seventeenth Street
Coughs, Colds, Etc.,
Irish Cough Syrup,
(10 and 25c a Bottle.)
For Livor and Kidney Troubles
NOTHING EQUAL TO
Thomas' Liver and Kidney Pills,
25c a Box Sample free.
T. H. THOMAS,
i Druggist, Rock Island.
KINGSBURY & SON.
1705 Second Avenue.
The 1 ockford Construction Com pa
Aw I nnnall Low lii.i for tin- Cos
tt-m .iiit-.i Paving Improvement.
tl a Hectare Dralre to l.orate a
Far lory id Rork Inland
As will be seen by reference to the offi
cial n cord of the council proceedings, the
Roca'ord Conduction company made an
extraordinary proposition in connection
with he submission of bids for the pav-
,nK extension on Second avenue and the
iraprt vement of a similar nature on
Twentieth street. The Rockford compa
ny in the first place ofTered to undertake
the paving improvements under the spec
iflcat ons of the council with Rock Island
brick for the remarkably low figure of
61 If per square yard, and in the same
conn -ction offered a sort of explanatory
comi mnication. setting forth that if tne
Rockford company should receive the
contiact for the contemplated improve
men's, it would establish in Rock Island
a plaat for the development aud manufac
ture of paving brick, investing f 25,000
and employ fifty men at the outset. The
inteiest of every member of the council
was centered in this proposition at once
and Mr Wru 0. Butterworth, as repre
sent itive of the Rockford Construction
company, who was present, was called
nr. on for further explanation of his corn
pan i's offer.
Mr. Butterworth stated that on his
first visit here last fall he had made a
par ial test of the Rock Island clay suit-
ablt for paving purposes, and it had
pro en so eutirely satisfactory that ten
days ago he had returned to Rock Island
u (ompany with the company's engineer
aud general manager, Mr. Daniel W.
Me id. and bad boxed quantities of this
cla; to disinterested brick factories in
Oh o and at Albany Junction and to the
London factory for expert analysis, and
tht result bad been so highly gratifying
to the company, which had also made
th( rough tests and spent much time and
m ney with clay tests in Illinois, Iowa,
Wisconsin and Minnesota, and with
which the Rock Island sample had been
coaipttred, that last Friday the company
ha l authorized its superintendent, Mr. D.
W. Mead, to invest 195,000 in a plant in
Rock Island. The R ck Island clay he
deemed fully equal to Oalesburg the
st indard if not superior, and his compa
m was not only willing, but anxious
tr develop it. Mr. Butterworth spoke
aUo of the railroad advantages of Rock
I-Und, which he considered the best in
ti e state outside of Chicago. There were
advantages here that his company was
n )t disposed to let go by. The
c impny bad appropriated $25,000
for the t iUblishment Ot a plant here and
a.krd no bonus and no subscription to
s ock. At the ouiset the factory would
I ave a capacity of 3D,(NM brick per day
and give employment from the beginning
t ) fifty men. and would increase the ca
acity and help as the demand for the
I roduct justified. Ha showpd some
tough samples of brick from clay found
in Ro.'k Islind.and said that better spec
imens were daily expected here. He had
iio hesitancy in 9iying that the company
ell safe in making a guarantee that it
ould manufacture from the clay discov
red here a brick equal to any in the
Mr. Butterworth w is asked what cuar
antee he would give that his Rock Island
brick would be equal to Oalesburg or
Bardolph, and he replied that he would
give a guarantee equal to that of any
other contractor for his particular brick
His company was perfectly willing to
give bonds and fulfill all requirements for
the satisfactory fulfillment of its contract,
and as Atkinson A Oloff's contract com
pleted last summer only specified that the
brick to be used should be Oalesburg or
other brick equally as good, it seems that
Mr Buttcrworth's proposition is surely
as reasonable as could be asked.
Aid. Negus advised the council to act
without unnecessary delay in the matter
of letting the contracts for pavement, as
he was satisfied that there was a move
ment on foot in the city to kill the im
provements, and those who were leading
such attempts should be given no adyan
tage whatever to carry out their aims.
In answer to a further question as to
his ability to complete his contract by
Aug. 1. Mr Butterworth said it could be
done, and the company would give am
ple bond that it should be, and aleo
sutimit to a provision in the contract that
the brick should be equal to Oales
burg or Bardolph on the strength
)f comparative tests before the work was
The business-like manner with which
Mr. . Butterworth addressed himself and
the clear and comprehensive way in
which be demonstrated the determination
of bis company to come to Rock Island,
if the city would show a disposi
tion to act fairly with it, made
an impression upon the council, and while
an adjournment wb taken to Thursday
night.it was not because of a lack of con
fidence in his representations, but simply
and purely from a desire to move cau
tiously and to learn the standing of the
company in the financial world before
considering the advisability of entering
into a contract.
This mnrnirg reference was made to
Bradstreets, which quotes the Rockford
Construction company as having a capi
tal stock of $100,000 to $150,000 and its
credit excellent. This satisfies this point
and as the company is willing to bind
itself to give in brkk equal to Gilesburg
or Bardolph, the council will certainly be
folly warranted in letting the contract to
this company as the lowest bidder.to gay
nothing of the advantages to be gained
in the way of a factory quite as impor-
portant to Rock Island as the pavement
improvements themselves. The offer is
certainly the beat one that has ever been
made to the city. An outside company
seeks to come here and do what local
capital has been apprehensive about do
ing start a valuable industry, give em
ployment to a large number of men, in
crease our shipping facilities and reduce
the cost of paving at home very materi
ally, and all that is asked in return is
encouragement. Will the council with
hold it? It would indeed be the
crowning act of the present council's
splendid record in advancing the city's
welfare to get such an industry here, and
at the same time extend the paving im
provements at such reasonable cost to the
property owners, on the eve of its disso
Daniel W. Mead, engineer and general
manager for the Rockford Construc
tion company, arrived this morning, and
he fully verified all the assurances made
by Mr. Butterworth. The latter gentle
man said in conversation with an A Rous
representative, that bis company had se
cured the option on abundant clay fields
in the east part of town from the C, R.
I. & P. road, and also in the vicinity of
Sears. He further remarked that the
company would take its chances as to
the alleged conflict between the city or
dinance and the statutes as to when the
warrants for the work on the installment
plan shall draw interest, and rigidly abide
by every condition ot the contract should
the company secure it. in reference to ibis
and other matters.
Wnit for the beehive
Ladies' rubber gloves at Bennett's.
Fresh fish Wednesday at F. O.Young's.
"A Soap Bubble" at the theatre to
night. $4 trunks only $2 12 at the Golden
Eagle closing out sale.
Lettuce, bulk olives and sweet pota
toes at F. O. Young's.
Everything at half price at the Golden
Eagle closing out sale.
$1 50 boys' suits only 92 cents at the
Golden E-tgle closing out sale.
Mr. Win. Jackson went up to Port By
ron on legal business this morning.
Now is your time to secure bargains at
the Golden Eagle closing out sale.
Mr. Ishman.of Casville, Wis , is in the
city the guest of Mr. John Ohlweiler.
Fifty cent boys' woolen waists only 22
cents at the Golden Eagle closing out
Judge Pleasants convened the circuit
court this morning, and adjourned until
Mr. C. L. Walker is in Aiedo today
attending the Mercer county circuit
The M E church folks have made a
big hit in giving the Bell Ringers every
body is going.
S cure your reserved seats for the Bell
Ringers at Clemann fe Salzrnann's. Seats
are going fast.
Council No 15, Improved Order of
Redmen, has changed the location of its
wigwam to the G. A R. hall, and a
meeting will he held at 7 30 this even
ing. The annual hall of St. Patrick's Be
nrvolent society at Armory hall last night
in honor of Si. Patrick's day anniversary,
was well attended and proved a trreat
Judge and Mrs J. W. Drury have left
for their country residence. Hillside
Grange. Rock Island county, III., where
they will spend the summer. Chicago
Wm. Rispen, Oeo. Lettig. Oeo Hil
lier, Geo. McCauley and Albert Kas
kadden were arrested early this morning
for celebrating St Patrick's day in an un
Maj Alex Mackenzie is at Clinton in
compmy with other river engineers sit-
tinif as an inspecting hoard to act with
relation to the location of one of the pro
posed bridges across the Mississippi in
Mrs. Milton Jones will give her con
cert at the Unitarian church nl Moline
next Friday evening. Mrs Jones will
he assisted by her talented children and
the entertainment will no doutit attract
Urgely from this city.
A farmer named David Fit. ;erald was
thrown from his wagon in the lower nart
of town this afternoon and suffered a dis
location of a knee cap. Officer Kramer
had him conveyed to police headquarters
and summoned medical attendance.
Mr. E I. Ward is being strongly talked
of for alderman in the Seventh ward on
the democratic ticket. The trouble is
that Ward is reluctant to run, but he may
yet consent to make the race. Mr. Rob
ert Wagner is also favorably mentioned.
and would make an excellent colleague
ror the wide awake Larkin.
The council last evening neatly dis
posed of the disputed track right question
hetwecn the Union Street Railway and
the Moline Central Electric on Fifth ave
nue between Nineteenth and Twenty
second streets, by amending each com
pany's ordinance so that provision is
made for joint double track service over
Mrs. E. P. Reynolds will on Thursday
evening, March 27th, open her house for
a s iciable and entertainment, the pro
ceeds of which will be used for furnish
ing the young men's class room of the
new M. E church. Supper will be
served from 6 to 8 p. m., after which a
choice programme will he given. Every
body is cordially invited.
What in the world would become of
the would-be. injunctionists. the anything
to beat-the-pavement obstructionists if.
as a result of the council sticking plainly
and fearlessly to its determination to con
tinue to pave, we sho ild get a new $25,-
000 industry giving employment to fifty
men at the Blarl? The tbougut is too
awful to contemplatcl
The casual observer in looking over the
bids submitted at last night's council
meeting and the bids previously presen
ted under the eight-hour law, will he
quite excusable indeed if be asks where
the twenty per cent excess charges re
presented by certain numerously signed
petitions heretofore presented has gone
to, and how it is accounted for. The
casual observer will very likely have to
read his answer in the stars
WrlKhmaoter In ventilation
At last night's meeting of the city
council R. C. Benson petitioned for an
Investigation into the account of City
Weighmaster John Evans, Mr. Benson
claiming that Mr. Evans bas been de
frauding the city by issuing duplicate
tickets to teamsters and others having
weighing done on Market -quart-, and
that the returns for the same go into the
pockets of the weighmaster instead of
into the city's coffers in a word Mr.
Benson claims that the business trans
acted on the square is not "on the
square." On the other hand Mr. Evans
says that he will give $10 for every fraud
ulent or duplicate ticket that is out, and
that Mr. Benson is prompted wholly
by spite in wba. he is undertaking
because be (Evans) h is embarked
in the hay business in opposition to
him. The license committee, to whom
it was referred, will meet tonight to in
vestigate the matter
Wait for the beehive.
THE HAVEN OF REST.
The wanaper Life of Wee St. Bal
Ion, Whose Death Was Xotert Yea-trrday---Other
The late Geo. H Ballou, of Davenport,
mention of whose death occurred in last
night's Argus, was at one time probably
the best known newspaper man in Iowa.
He began his journalistic career in his
native town of Lockport.N. Y. When at
the age of sixteen years, and after working
on several papers in New York he came
west in 1859 and accepted a position on
the Dubuque Herald, which he held until
the outbreak of the war, when he enlisted
in Company I, First Regiment Iowa Vol
unteers, the first company in the United
States to offer its services to the general
government. He proved as gallant a
soldier as ever fought for the starry flag,
and at the battle of Wilson's Creek par
ticularly distinguished himself. There it
was that he was shot through the lungs
and left on the battlefield supposedly
dead, but he rallied, followed up his
company and was finally brought to
bis home at Dubuque. From the ef
fects of that wound he suffered more
or less ever after, and it was one of
the causes of his demise. In June, 1668,
Mr. Ballou accepted the city editorship
of the Davenport Onutte, and removed to
Davenport. He held that position eleven
years, and until 1879, when he accepted
a similar position on the Democrat, which
he held until within exactly one year of
his death. He was str cken with his
final illness while at work in his office
March 18. a year ago, and was obliged to
give up and submit himself to the doc
tor's care. The Democrat sent him east
with a hope of recuperation, and while
the result was beneficial it proved only
temporary, and arelaps: soon followed.
The man who bad struggled bravely
against the inevitable became discouraged
and disheartened; he resigned his posi
tion on the Democrat, and simply awaited
Geo. Ballou was a remarkable man in
many ways. He possessed unusual pow
ers of endurance, and bad a faculty pe
culiarly bis own of accumulating and
presenting a great msss of entertaining
news information in a very short time.
He had a wonderful faculty for obtaining
news that other reporters might pass
over, and a natural aptitude and origi
nality for getting it up that msdc it al
ways readable. He made the Democrat
famous while in charge of its local col
umns and rightly earned the distinction
of being the most successful and liveliest
city editor in the state of Iowa. He was
an untiring toiler too.and be took as much
pride in the paper on which he was em-,
ployed as if it was his own. Socially, he
was always open and happy hearted, al
ways genial, always generous; his popu
larity was as widespread as his acquain
tance. He leaves with his wife, a son
and a daughter. Geo. Jr., respectively of
Tacnma, and Susie, assistant principal at
St. Katherine's hall, Davenport. Funeral
services will be held at Grace Cathedral,
Dayenport, this evening and tomorrow
morning the remsins will be taken to
Dubuque for Interment in charge of the
family and Managing Editor Tillinghast
and Business Manager Darling, of the
The death of Mrs. Chapin A. Whee
lock, of Moline, occurred at Carthage,
III., Saturday. The remains arrived in
Moline for int rment this morning. Mrs.
Wheelock was united in marriage with
her now hereaved husband at St. Charles,
III., in 184B. Her maiden name was Sa
lome B. Way She was a native of Ver
mont, and was a sister of the late husband
of Mrs M. E Way Mr. and Mrs.
Wheelock settled in Moline in 1353.
Their children numbered eight, flye of
whom are now living Mrs. Alice Hull. of
Moline; Mrs Susan Knell, of Carthage,
Miss Florence, of Moline, and S Chapin,
Dr. J. J. Olsbauaen, father of Mrs. Dr.
0. Bernbardi, of this city, died at his
home in Davenport Sunday evening,
aged seventyitwo. He was one of the
oldest practicing physicians in Daven
I.raud in -iniciOpenlng ;l HI I It ft anil
We will display tomorrow, Wednes
day, March 19, the finest, most elegant
and complete line of siks and dress goods
ever before opened in the three cities,
comprising silks of every description,
Cross Oram, Faille Francaise, Peau
D'Soire, Armures, Surahs, Crepe D'Chene,
China, India, Japanese. Silks, etc
Regarding our slock of dress goods we
can safely stale that this department is
second to none; it has no equal in the
entire stale. We show the latest weaves
and shades, pure Mohan.- Brillianteens.
Sicillians, Melrose, Alys, Drop D' Almas,
silk amtp and all wool henriettas.
nun's veilings both hemstitchtd and
plain, cashmeres, checks, stripes, serges,
and an endless variety of fancies and
wearers in colors that will please the
eyes and captivate the hearts of the ladies
All the latest shades will here be seen of
heliotrope, combinations with tdack and
white bars. Eiffel and Veronese, serpent.
old rose, gobelin, clear pink, greyish
green, the sot est and prettiest shades of
grey and brown in both plain and fancy
brocades. And then at prices that will
simply astonish yon.
As special flyers we will place on sale
tomorrow, Wednesdsy, and continue
until sold, the following:
One case brillianteens double width, in
all the latest shades at 20 cents a yard
These goods would be cheap at 30 cents
Also two cases double width, 38 inch
wide brocade. Mohair in splendid ahadt s
at 40 cents, worth 52$ cents.
We respectfully invite the ladies of the
three cities to inspect our magnificent
line of dress goods as it is beyond doubt
the largest and most novel line ever
shown in Davenport. Remember the
date of opening and do not fail to call.
Respectfully, Avn. Stkfmcn
226, 228, 230 West Second street, corner
V. s. Bimal Orvicc, I
Washington, D.C., March 16. I
For the next 24 hours for Illinois
Light rains or snow, and colder.
Wait for the beehive. .
Canon Baynes, of England, has been
sent to prison for stealing a trunk. He
is distinctly an exploded Canon.
WaiUfor the beehive.
Coal Banks for Seat.
For rent on a royalty or otherwise, the
coil banks of the late Bailey Davenpott
at the Watch Tower near the town of
Sears. Apply to Henry Curtis, agent,
Rock Island, Illinois.
"Diseased nature oftentimes breaks
forth in strange eruptions," and the re
sult of it all is pain. Now Salvation Oil
will send this very pain to the right about
at the trifling cost of only 25 cents.
Hood's Sarsaparilla possesses curative
powers exclusively its own, and which
make it " peculiar to itself." Be sure to
Easter booklets, cards and souvenirs,
foreign and domestic productions, iust
received from Boston by R. Crampton Sb
Mclntire Bros, have a new and reliable
kid glove cleaner; cleans perfectly and
leaves no odor.
Go to dancing school at Armory hall
Wednesday night and have a good time.
Go to R. Crampton & Co. for your
wall paper. They are the lowest.
Wanted A good girl. References re
quired. No. 1208 Second avenue.
Dancing school at Armory hall Wednes
Wt.it for the beehive.
C. A. Stssl, - - Manager.
ONE NIOHT ONLY.
TUESDAY, MARCH 18th.
The Reigning Comedy Success,
A Soap Babble,
By Montgomery Phister, produced by a e'ever
company of Comedians, under the direc
tion of J. H. Dobbins.
A Comical Uproar.
Brighter than Ever.
Babbles of Fan.
Two nnd half honr of oddities Jumbled
together, making il
The Laughing Success.
Admission 23 . 50 and 73 cents..
BURTIS OPERA HOUSE,
Chap. T. Kikdt,
Mrs. A. M.
(Registered Physician of of Illinois!
The eminent Quakeress, will commence a
series of Lectures on
HEALTH and DISEASE
THURSDAY, MARCH 20,
- at 8 p. m. with an address to both sexes.
FRIDAY, MARCH 21.
at 2 V) p. m first lectnre to women only both free.
A11 Lectures illustrated by a 'urge collec
tion of life-sized oil paintings, models in wax and
papter-mai be. Anatomical specimens, skele
A full and complete
Vocal and Instrumental.
C. C. Taylor
1625 Second avenue,
Under Rock Island House.
So'e Agent for 10c Sheet Music.
Catalogue free, mailed to any
As I will have lo settle with the
County Treasurer on March 20ih, you
will save costs by paying your taxee
to me before that date.
PETE It FREY,
Office at Court House.
Lloyd & Stewart,
ItOI k 1ML.AXD. 1 1.1...
Grand Opening Spring Style,
SATURDAY. MARCH L 1890
ia inu 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
remuien iroe ot cnarge.
E. W. HURST,
Attorney at Law
Booms S and 4 Masonic Temple,
ROOK ISLAND, ILL.
swa. SsT XJ "vW,Swr
The Unseasonable Weather
which has prevailed so far, has been regarded by some as being due to
the Gulf stream appoaching northward. There is no evidence however
that the Gulf stream has changed its course. It is still in its old
accustomed haunts. There are good reasons for believing that the present
cold wave is off the track . Word comes that it has been called back .
That being the case we venture to call your attention to
This week we offer for your inspection a good assortment of well made
medium priced muslin underwear
FOR 25 CENTS WE GIVE YOU
Drawers, Skirts, Chemises, Childs' Drawers. C'hilds' Waists, Childs' Slips
very good garments for the money.
FOR 50 CENTS WE GIVE YOU
Night Dresses, Skirts, Chemises, Drawers, Corset Covers you will want
some of this 50 cent assortment sure.
Spring goods are arriving daily and we are prepared to serve your wants
in dress goods, wash goods, embroideries, etc., at lowest prices. You
can't afford to buy before examining our goods and prices.
Hock Island. Illinois.
In order to accommodate their increasing trade and
to have more room in which to display their goods,
CLEMANN & SALZMANN have leased, fitted np
and now occupy nearly all the surface room in
Harper's Theatre building 1 heir
is large and elegantly lighted, and contains the
nicest stock of Carpets in MOQUETTE, BODY
BRUSSELS, TAPESTRY, Etc., ever seen in this
there is none to surpass, they simply have anything
DON'T FORGET THE PLACE.
CLEMANN & SALZMANN,
Nos. 1525 and 1527 Second Avenue,
And Nos. 124, 126 and 128 Sixteenth Street,
Geo. W. 13. Harris,
Real Estate and Insurance,
829 Seventeenth St.. under Commercial Hotel, ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
The following are among the many bargains offered i
A fine large house with all modern Improve-
menu, good barn, trees, etc.. 8 acre of land, fine
location, jasi oauiae me cuy nmii9 near me
alreet car ; cheap, aaay term.
A nice hrick raet lence. with all mo tern Im
provement, large gronndo. on Kim street, for sale
cneap on easy terms.
Two storr dwellinE. six rooms, cood well, cis
tern and cellar, large barn, acre of land, within
a few ateps of Milan street cars, at a bargain.
A good bouse and Improvements with about 4
acres of land suitable for gardening about tbrac
miles Trom bock Island, lor sale CDeap.
tl.Onn will buv 80 acres of land, partly Improv
ed, Id Cordova township.
tz.500 will buv a boo t SO acre farm, good im
provements, on reasonable terms.
neighborhoods on twenty third street, aheap.
A ....... puUmpa -.. Int It, .... , k.a
Onlvafewof those fine lots left in Mlzter's
addition oa Twentv-Mcond and Twenty-third
S175 dollars will hnv a lot BltllK enmor r
Fifth avenue and Eighth street .
0 will buv a rood lot S0t32 wi'll Itv.tert nn
A good eighty-acre farm, well located in this
county w 11 take house aud lot In this city for
part pa meut .
Men's Felt Shoes $1 00
" Felt Boot 0?ers 1 Ol
" Arctics 1 00
" Rubbers 40
" Clogs 50
Women's Arctic 75
High Button Gaiter 65
Boy's Arctics 50
Misses' High Button Gaiters 60
" Rubbers 25
Children's Arctics 50
In addition to these lw prices I will give away an Encyclopepia, valued at $6,
to each customer baying 925 worth of Boots and Shoes.
Call in and let us show you the Book and explain bow yon can get it free.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
CENTRAL SHOE STORE. 1818 Second Avenue.
ELM STREET SHOE STORE
MM Fifth Avenue.
I Two iwellinz honees. lot SOxiS. on lloltne ave
A first-class 80 acre farm, wiih good improve
ments, In Bowling township, cheap.
A No. 1 nne hundred and sixty acre farm, with
first -class improvements, cheap.
A nice blnff property, large grounds, shad
trees, fruit, etc., rbcap.
Two or three acres on the Malt, fine land for
building or gardening.
Some of the beat lots in Dodge's addition on
Sfl or 40 arrea, with good Improvements, on the
A good lot on the bluff in Kodman'a aub-dlvU-lon,
400 will buv a fine Si acre lot just outside city
limits, on b:uff.
A good house, barn and fine corner lot la the
npper part of the city ceavenient to the saw mU,
depot and island, cheap.
A nice two story dwelling, well located oa
Twentieth street, cheap,
11.000 will buy six acre with some Improve
ments, on the niuff.
tSOO will buy a house with four rooms, conven
ient to the luwer rectories