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THE ROCK ISLAND URGUS, THURSDAY, MAY 1, 190.
This space is reserved for
-JAHNS & BERTLESON,
1612 Second Avenue.
-BUY WALL PAPER-
A word to the wise is sufficient. You can eave money
by buying of us now.
Souse Furnishing Goods,
Gas Fitting Stock
BAKER & HOUSMAN.
ANDERSON COUNTY SOURMASH
$2.50 Per Gallon.
KOHN &c ADLER,
Removed to 219 Seventeenth Street
Coughs, Colds, Etc.,
Irish Cough Syrup
(10 and 2f)C
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 Second Avenue.
TEE BRIDAL BJXL.
A Hamlsome Couple United Be-neathlt.
Mr. W.N. JlrComba and Miss Ida W.
Treniann Made 91 a mmi wife Last
Kvem.K by Kev. Jne,. H. Kerr.
There vas & very pretty home wedding
at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Tremann, 1821 Sixth avenue last even
tog. In 1 he presence of about fifty guests
Miss Ida Tremann. daughter of the host
and hostess, was joined in matrimony to
Mr. Willi im S. McCombs, head salesman
at McCat Bros, dry goods house, by
Rev. Jno. H. Kerr, pastor of the Central
Presbyterian church. The bridal pair
stood beneath a beautiful floral bell,
pendant from which were festoons of
smilax and ivy to pedestals of plants and
After the ceremonv and the ertAndina
of congratulations, an elegant wedding
-upper was spread, and Mr. and Mis,
McCombs entered upon their new rein
tions with an array of beautiful and uses
iui gins that was as complimentary as it
was extensive and elaborate. Bleuer'a
orchestra was present and discoursed
joyous airs during the evening. There
were a number in attendance from
abroad, inclujim; Mr. and Mrs.
McCombs, parents of the Broom, and
Mrs. M. !5. McBride. sister, from Mar
Bballtown. Iowa; Mrs. J. C. Midell. of
Boone, Iowa, and Miss Minnlo Bulz. of
The b.iie, who was born, reared and
schooled in Rock Island, is re
garded as one of the city's most lovely
and accomplished young ladies, and the
groom, who holds a very important posi
tion slMcCabe s, has through bis crentle
manly disposition and pritrht habits won
a place in the estimation of all who have
Mr. and Mrs. McCombs will in a short
time commence housekeeping in a suite
oi rooms at 1702 Second avenue.
MHgis!rate Wivill in bis office Tuesday
evening united in marriasre Leonard
Drake, of Rock Island, and Id Liphardt.
of Hillsdala. Mr. Wm. McEniry.of this
city, acted as best man and Hits Mathilda
Liphardt w as bridesmaid.
Mr. Peter Blue and Mrs. Clara B. Lew
is, the former of Dallas, and the latter of
Des Moint s, Jowa, jperemarriedthia
morning ty Rey. H. C.Marshall tt his
residence, 1407 Second avenue.
At the purs mageof the Central Presby
terian chunh last eveoin? Mr. John H.
Gardner an 1 Mrs. Emma R. McCorraack
were united in marriage by Rev. Jno. II.
in bis report to the commissioner o f
agricjlture for April, Correspondent
Campbell s 3eaks of the average condition
of winter wheat May 1 as 90; meadows
and mowing lands, 75; spring pasture.
5; the proportion of spring plowing al
ready dr.na, 80; while ihe proportion
usually done by May 1 in an average
year is 90. The season is spoken of as
cold and dry, with rain much needed.
During last fall and winter much plowing
was done. The cheapness of hay, says
Mr. Campb-'ll, will make a shortage in
meadow land, and the acreage of corn
will be on the increase. Timothy and
clover are mostly cultivated.
Farm hands are reported scarce in con
sequence of the machinery on hand hav
ing driven them to seek other employ
ment. The price of produce compels Ihe
farmers to Lire as little farm help as pos
sible. The average waces Der innnth
without board, laborers by the year, is
$27; with board, $18; per day employed
for transient service in harvest, without
board. $1 r.0; with board. $1 25; for
transient service other than harvesting,
without board, $1.25; with board. $1.
The IKnrlluston C'tianaro.
It was oil cially announced in Chicago
yesterday ttat the changes to be made in
the official raster of the Chicago. Bur
lington & Quincy railway would be given
out in a few days. Since it became an
assured fact, however, tbat W. C. Brown
will not be taken off the Iowa lines, Bur
lington people are not much interested In
the identity of the next vice president of
C. B. & Q. Henry B. Stone, whose resig
nation takes effect May 31. is now in New
York, and in a day or two will sail for
Europe on a short trip for recreation, re
turning to C hicago about May 28, when
be will assume the presidency of the Chi
cago & Cen'ral Illinois telephone com
pany. The two telephone companies are
reported to be controlled by J. Murray
Forbes, a eon of John M. Forbes, the
chairman of the Chicago, Burlington &
Quincy directory. It is stated on the best
autho ity that several other important
changes In the management of the Bur
lington system will be made. Burlington
Nfwrr the Caaae.
Rumors hiving gained circulation that
the recent sickness at Augustana col
lege was caused by the well on the
premises, the authorities have had sam
ples of the water tested, and find that
there are no impurities contained in it.
Of the sick students Dr. Bernhardl at
tended 21, f which number 10 have not
used the will; 6 used the water at Dr.
Cervin'a well; 2 used of the college well,
and 3 only partly of the college well. Dr.
Eystcr and Dr. Plummer each have pa
tients anion;; the sick students, and each
report that the trouble was due solely to
sewer gas, a view In which Dr. Bern
hardi fully concurs.
M rae TraseUea.
Yesterday Sheriff Silvis sold to Dr. G.
G. Craig his four year old Pat O'Mara.
The horse b as a peculiar record. Bearing
the name of .he late lamented Pat O Mara
it was won on his election to the office of
state's attorney by J. Ed Loosley from
Mr. C. W. Negus, it being a thoroughbted
McGregor horse, and Mr. Loosley after
ward traded it to Sheriff Silvis for the
ireldinfir Bay Billy, a flyer which had pre
viouhIv been bought of H. O. Norton, of
Hampton. Dr. Craig has a jewel in rat
Mr. Silvia also traded his two ponies
for a five year old mare with a good pea
Buv your carpets, furniture and dra-.
peries at tlie U. r. Adams, oat rauy
Mertinc or the Tax Kaaatrraiora or
Reek Island Conaty A Vasts oi
Work Derided V'ra.
The assessors from the various town
ships met in the supervisors' room at the
court house this morning to agree upon
a basis for assessment for 1890. There
were present: Jobnathan Cool, Jr., of
Cordova; Frank Garnett, of Port Byron;
Wm. Nold, of Zuma; Thos. McCall, of
Port Byron; A. D. Cox, of Hampton; J.
C. Noolan. of South Moline; C. H. Rit
ter, of Rock Island; Cyrus Valentine, of
South Rock Island; Wilson Matthews, of
Black Hawk; S. D. Pace, of Coal Valley;
H. J. Simmon, of Rural; James Miller,
Of Bowling; W. O. Hubbard, of Edging
ton; Ira Vandevecr, of Andalusia; A. M.
Little, of Buffalo Prairie, and John E.
Wray, of Drury.
The basis of assessment was left the
same as last year, except as to lands,
which was reduced 8 per cent. Personal
property was not altered.
The basis of assessment will be:
Lands $12 for the best farm lands;
improvements, one-third the yatue.
Horses of all ages $25; $20; $15 and
$10. cattle of all ages $6. $4 and $2;
mules, asses, etc. $25; $20; $15 and
$10; sheep of all ages $1; hogs $1 ner
Pianos, $50; organs, $15; all or the
personal property 1 1 one-third value.
Assessor Ritter. of this city, has ap
pointed John II. Cleland and Geo. Sol
ander his assistants in making the assess
ment of Rock Island townBhip.
Pol ire Point a.
Police Officer Loge surrendered bis star
and club to Marshal Miller last night and
retired from the service of the city in the
capacity of guardian of the peace and
morality. Loge bad made up his mind
that the policeman's lot wss not exactly
what he liked and will turn bis attention
to other pursuits hereafter. Mayor Mc
Conocbie this morning appointed Mark
Thomas policeman in Loge's place.
A boy named Goff, fifteen years of age,
who haa been employed as delivery boy
for the Empire meat market, went into
the house of R. Schwecke on Moline ave
nue this morning to deliver some meat
and seeing $55 laying on a table put it
in his pocket. Mr. Schwecke soon missed
the money and put the facts in Marshal
Miller's hands. That officer overhauled
the boy who confessed the theft and re
turned the money.
A young son of Dr J. S. Roseberry got
tcto as altercation with a boy about his
own age named Wm.'ffurTz,"and a fellow
employe at the lower saw mill last even
ing.and the latter struck Roseberry a blow
on the face which broke his jw. Dr.
Plummer was called and set the jiw and
a warrant was sworn out f.r Kurtz's ar
rest. Officer Better found Dan Brennan, a
cripple, in a helpless condition near the
railroad tracks in the lower part of town
last night and took hint to the station.
He seems to be in a pretty serious condi
tion and Marshal Miller is providing meds
A Rich Kftrk Inland Prisoner.
In today's Chicago IlcraW appears the
following Joliet dispatch:
The wealthiest convict who ever wore
prison stripes at Joliet was discharged
this evening and left at once for New
York to sail for Switzerland. He carried
a roll of bills amounting to $1,09;), after
giving away several hundred dollars to
convict associates. He has recently fal
len heir to over $500,000 in one of the
principal cantons in Switzerland. He is
a handsome and cultured man, twenty-five
years of age, and is highly connected in
bis native land. There is much mystery
surrounding his record, and all that
could be learned from the officials was
that he was sent up from Rock Island for
one year for forgery. He worked as an
artist in the granite department on de
The prisoner's name is J. C. Fulver,
who was sent up from this county March
25, 1889, for forgery.
Kbea a Joirphinr.
The New York dramatic critics all
were very enthusiastic over Rhea as ''Jo
sephine, Empress of the French," and all
paid her high tribute. ITere is one of
The story of thj unfortunate "Jose
phine" was very neatly told by Mr. Al
bert Roland Haven. It must be a fear
fully difficult thing to attempt to drama
tize a series of historical episodes. I
don't believe that the work could have
been done better by anybody than Mr.
Haven. Of course the play was not con
ventionally dramatic, but it was interests
ing, seemingly accurate and nicely writ
ten. Rhea is a "right down tragedy
queen." Alan Dale, in XT. T. Evening
A Mrrioaa A trident.
Dr. J. W. Morgan, of Port Byron, met
with a serious accident Tuesday. He was
returning from Zuma in a road cart and
when within a mile of town he fell from
the cart, his feet being caught in the
cross tree, in which position he was held
and dragged about ten rods. In addition
to suffering a fracture of the nose, one of
his legs was painfully bruised and he was
injured internally to such an extent as to
place him in a precarious condition. He
was taken to his home at Port Byron
where Drs. Lyford and Bruner are at
The Pittsburg is due down.
The Sidney will be up tomorrow.
The Pilot came down with two barges.
The stage of the water at noon today
was 8.10; the temperature 53.
The F. C. A. Denkmann, Pilot and A.
J. Whitney went north, the latter with a
Thin and impure blood is made rich
and healthful by taking Hood's Sarsa
parilla. It cures scrofula, salt rheum,
all blood disorders.
' Call on Joseph Traeger, Pennsylvania
house, Davenport, and indulge in bis
grand lunch and bock beer.
Babv carriages including the Down
ing sleeping couch at the Adams, 322
Brady street, Davenport.
Mclntire Bros, have a new and reliable
kid glove cleaner; cleans perfectly and
leaves no odor. -
Bedroom suites, folding beds, mat
tresses, pillows on the credit system, at
the Adams, 822 Brady street, Davenport.
Ice cream at Krell & Math's.
Try Krell & Math's ice cream.
Choice salmon and catfish at Browner's.
Blind Boone, the musical prodigy to
night. Extra fine large bananas at Erell &
' Get a box of fine candy at Erell &
No. 1 bock sausage at the Empire
Dr. Jamt-s Cozad, of Edgington, was in
the city toda.
No. 1 bock sausage at the Empire
Mrs. McEairyj of Osborne, is visiting
friends in the city.
The Blind Boone concert company at
Harper's theatre tonight.
Supervisor L. 8. Pea ml I, of Port By
ron; was in the city today.
The collections at Rock mer bridges
for the month of April were $104 . 10. .
Messrs. Andrew Donaldson an Lewis
Wilson, of Rural , were in the city today.
Miss Amanda White, of Genesto. n
former resident of Rock Island, is visiting
in the city.
The Monmouth ball club lodged at the
Rock Island house last night on their
way to Sterling.
A beautiful May day, though the at
mosphere has a chill in it that makes
light overcoats comfortable.
There will be services in the lecture
room of the Central Presbyterian church
this evening and tomorrow evening.
Aid. frank III starts on bis European
journey next Wednesday. Mr. Henry
Tremann will make the trip later in the
The wonderfully gifted negro, B.icd
Boone, who in many respects is super
ior to Blind Tom, appears at Harper's
That wonderful talking doll described
in yesterday's Argus, will be on exhibi
tion at the M. E. fair at the Rock Island
rink next week .
Chas. Wheaton, the druggist of Albas
ny, 19 in the city for a day looking after
a stock of goods and renewing a long
There will be preaching this evening at
7:30 in the United Presbyterian church
by the pastor, II. C Marshall. Also to
morrow evening by the Rev. Peter Swan,
oi Burlington, Iowa.
Mr. John Sauerman is having his house
on Seventeenth street, between Sixth and
Seventh avenues, raised two fret, and
substantially improved. Julius Stroehle
has the contract.
Mrs. Milton Jones and children gave a
conc rt at Taylor Ridge last evening and
in addition to the regular programme, Mr
Spencer Robinson, son of Mr. D. T.Rob
inson, sang a solo.
Mr. Morris lfcsennVliLi fr2,Tl-2rurrl
I 1 iirny Tvh the steamer E: be for
Hamburg. He will spend the summer
with bis broiler, Dr. J. Rosenfield, at
Horb, Wurtcmberg, Germany.
Report hps it that a syndicate has been
formed in Davenport for the purchase and
consolidation of all the newspapers there.
This is carrying the syndicate business to
an extreme that is sublimely ridiculous.
Wm. McEniry is today moving his law
office from the postofflce block to Mrs.
Webber's buildiDg over Thompson's
restaurant, where be will remain until the
new Mitchell & Lynde block is completed.
The brick paving has not. only given
work to the laborer, but also the plumb
era. linker & llousman do this work.
using the best of material and workman
ship and can aud will meet the lowest
-The general offices of the C. M. & St.
P. railway have been removed from Mil
waukee to the Rookery building at Chi
cago. Among the officers transferred is
Mr. K. S Keeley. division freight agent
and formerly of Rock Island.
A meeting of the Rock Island Citizens'
Improvement association will probably be
held tomorrow night to take action rela
tive to sending some one to Washington
in the interests of the viaduct. President
Ilasa having written for assistance.
The ice cream season has commenced
and Krell & Math have fitted up their ice
cream parlor in fine shape ready for the
trade, lhey are bound to maintain
their reputation of having the best and
purest ice cream in the three cities. Step
in and try a dish.
The young people's association of the
Broadway church will give a social in
their church parlors on Friday evening.
A. Japanese wedding will be the feature
of the evening, and all friends of tbe as
sociation are cordially invited. The en
tertainment will be tree.
President Gustave Klotz, of the Rock
Island carpenter's union, stares that the
carpenters of this city will make a deter
mined and united strike for the nine hour
day on June 1, and will cease work if the
demand is not complied with, and the
contractors so understand.
Mrs. Alphons Mosenfelder entertained
a large number of ber lady friends last
evening as a sort of farewell before her
trip to Europe on which she started this
morning, Mr. Mosenfelder accompanying
her to New York and Mrs. Bear going as
far as Chicago, where she will visit ten
Aid. C. W. Negus was in the wholesale
liquor business for nine hours yesterday.
He took out a license for April in order
to dispose of a quantity of whisky he had
on hand and had but nine hours left in
the month to do it when he received his
license. Consequently he had to bustle
and he did.
Amos Gordon died at his home a mile
southeast of Moline this morniog, aged 98
years, lie was born in New Hampshire
and was within seventeen months of his
100th birthday. He settled in Rock IsU
and county in 1842' and has lived here
since. He was the father of Surveyor
Daniel Gordon, of South Moline. He
was a veteran of the war of 1812.
The Moline manufactories facing on
Third avenue, with the exception
of the Wagon company, held a meeting
last night ana entered a vigorous protest
against paving Third avenue. They are
willing to pave, but they would like to
have it done out of the general fund
they would like their emploves to pay
their part of it. This is an illustration of
what manufactories can do to block a
What the Union don't know about fire
department efficiency would fill several
large volumes. Rather than encourage a
paid Ore department such as is character
istic of. any modern wide-awake city.lt
would rather go back to the unreliable and
almost useless abandoned idea of keeping
the team for the hook and ladder truck In
the livery stable and speaks of "the wis
dom of the old arrangement whereby a
team and driver were furnished from a
liverv stable in hot haste on the alarm of
fire, to draw the hook anil ladder truck."
That phrase "hot haste" is a distortion of
the facts as they actually were under the
old arrangement, but u it came from any
source other than the Union it might be
caded sarcasm. As it is it U simply ridic
ulously idiotic. ,
Sterling is taking time by the forelock
with a vengeance. A meeting was held
last week at which arrangements for a
grand Fourth of July celebration were
made. Mr. Moses Dillon stated that the
soldiers' monument had been presented
by the monument association to the city
of Sterling, and that it wss proposed to
unveil it on July 4th instead of May 30th,
as had been intended originally. That
the officers of the association had cor
responded with a number of prominent
people who had agreed to be there, no
tably Commander Ditson and stall. Gov.
Fifer. Gen. Alger, Judge Gresham, Gen.
Henderson and others, that Gen. Bur
roughs, of Michigan, would or could be
secured as orator for the occasion.
Hundred of Acres of Timl.er Rnrned.
Minneapolis, Minn., May 1. A special
to The Tribune from Mandan, X. D., saya:
The worbt fire for sixteen years swept
t'iruugh the timlH-r soiitheawt of town
yesterday. A large amount of driftwood
had accumulated and the high wind made
a tremendous fire. A few set tiers' shacks
burned, but there is no Rreat ls to prop
erty, except of timber, hundred of acres
of which is practically destroyed.
t'nion Tactile Mert hiK.
Itosi'ON, May 1. The annual meeting of
le stockholders of the Union Pacific Rail-
ay company was held yesterday morning
iiortu-ultur.il hall. Mr. Adams presld
g. The only change made in the board
directors whs the, election ns a director
f. 1 .. II I. . .i. ....
and northwestern railrond, to succeed th
late David Duns.
Will Sue Commumtrr M- Ha.
Xkw Yokk, May l.-.Tolm K. Walker,
Vie mrtn who was struck with a sword and
titlurwis. it is claimed, ill treated by Com
niiiU'ler McCalla aboard the I'nited States
steanship Enterprise, has begun a civil
suit ntinst the commander for (15,000
Will (nine liaak at the lli-,lup.
BKLLF.VlU.h-, 111 . May 1. Bishop Jansen,
of the Ifc-UevutR diocese, ha ing issued an
ecclesiastical n H-tinst the Arlielter
Zeituntf. the Socialistic paper of this city,
that paper says tiit it will sue him for
damages and also t ill upon all persons
who now trade with Roman Catholics to
boycott them. On Sm lay it promises to
publish many siirnitk-aii' tHri as to the
causes that UhI the. bishop o denounce the
The national congress of the Sous of the
Revolution is in session at iuivile.
Sideboards, fancy dining tablet.chairs,
at the Adams. 322 Brady street, liaven
jort. Parlor suites, lounges and rattan rock
ers at the Adsms, 322 Brady Btreet, Dav
The only time payment hoii"e in Dv
enport ihe V. r . Adams Home Fur
nishing house, 322 Brady street.
. C. A. Stmi., - - Manager.
ONE KIOHT ONLV.
THURSDAY, MAY 1st.
Will g'enneof tlieir eiijnylile entertsiii
niet,t under the an-j.ice-. r
John Morris Camp S. ol V.
Reseryed Seats 35 Cents.
Sale of eat at njnal place.
Table ami Shelf Oil
koom a::i PirTCRE
fTicture Cord, Twine, Nails
ami Hook at lowest prices.
Call anil gets.
C. C. Taylor
1625 Second avenue,
thuler Rock Island Doom.
in r 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 cml annnallr. collected and
remitted f rue of cbarg.
E. W. HURST,
Attorney at Law
Booms S and 4 Maaonlc Temple,
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
Lloyd & Stewart.
. SOLE AGENTS
' KOCH. IMUXI), ILL,
Spring Stylesnow Ready.
otioe to Contractors.
Bids are requested for the material and laying
oi a sidewalk through Spencer pquani, according
toilie plan of toe square improvement in my of
fice, all bida to be delivered to me bj noon of May
iduil, ua ma to state wnen ine work WU1 be
Bide will be received either for a tile, brick,
aspnait or cement walk; bids for a brick walk
most be for bnck laid on edge, herring bone style;
uu nwniu iw uw imdiuuoooi uie wslK will
be f uraUhed b toe cttv.
Bids are also solicited within the time above
named for a stone coping of blue Bedford a (oat
around the fountain basin in Snencer irnun.
The specifications for this work are to be seen at
mj office. The material sad labor for above to be
first quality. All bida are subject to acceptance or
rejecuoa oy me cilt council.
Bock Island, Va? lt law
W JACKSON, Park Com
Are seasonable. We show this week
a large assortment in Gloria and Silk
in plain, gold and silver bandies.
For $1.20 we give yon A No. 1,26
inch Gloria Silk and Rain Umbrellas,
One not ctnite so trood. 26 inch eold
Better ones up to $5.00
Some sneeial values in Jersev
Ribbed Vests, ladies, at 10c, 12c and
Don't confound this underwear with
the cheap trash on the market.
The above numbers are worth buy
Rock Island. Illinois.
In order to accommodate their increasing trade and
to have more room in which to display their gooda,
CLEMANN & SALZMANN have leased, fitted up
and now occupy nearly all the surface room in
Harper's Theatre building. Their
idiikrKB auu eieganny
nicest stGtk of Carpets
there is none to surpass,
DON'T FORGET THE PLACE-
Nos. 1525 and 1527 Second Avenue,
And Nos. 124, 126 and 128 Sixteenth Stfeet,
BOOTS AND SHOES.
THE LARGEST AND BEST STOCK
At the Lowest prices in tne three cities.
PATENTgLE ATHER SHOES
tSTTanned Goods in all
An Encyclopedia valued at f 3 00 given away to each customer baying $25.00
worth of Boota and Shoes. Call in and let us ahow you the book and
explain how yon can get it free.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr..
CENTRAL 8HOS STORE, 1818 Second Arena.
ELM STREET SHOE STORE
. -1!3 tatSk iiaw. t -
We show the handsomest assort
ment of Spring Dress Goods. New
arrivals in goods for summer wear will ,
be shown THIS WEEK including
Batiste and SUkVWarp Henriettas. All
Wool Henriettas, spring shades, includ
ing Amethist, 40 Inch wide at 50e.
French serges," all wool 49c. In the
highest grades our assortment islcom
plete' Ladies' Gossamers.
New assortment just" received be
ginning at 98c-
iientea, ana contains tue
in MOQUETTE, BODY
Etc , ever seen in this
they simply"vhave anything
If you wish to enjoy good
health, pure drinking water is
the first consideration. To get
it, in this part of the country, a
good filter is really necessary;
and the best filter is the one you
see here. It will pay you to
call and look at it.
It is made in three parts,
each easily . detached, open to
view, as easy to clean as any.
stone batter crock. The water
comes though perfectly clear
and'sweet, and you can use ice
for cooling without having it
touch the water at all.
I have them from'$6.75 up,
according to style of finish and
a. M, LOOSLEY,
Crockery and China,
1609 Second Avenue.