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THE IIOCK ISLAND ABGUS, FRIDAY, MAY 2 Ib90.
This space is reserved for
-JAHNS & BERTLESON,
1612 Second Avenue.
-BUY WALL PAPER-
A word to the wise is sufficient. Yon can save money
by "buying of ns now.
WV have jut received a very large line of Wall Paper, bought at our own prk'es, to cloe
Km-tory line anil will offer the entire lot, until gone, at price never heard of before in the
WALL PAPER BUSINESS.
Standard Browns, Blanks at 3, 3, 4, 4 J and 5s a roll.
Stan Urd Whites, full weight, 8 yards to rll, tirst-class in every way. 4Jc
& nil. Micas 4a a rnl'.
Gilt Goods, 5 J. B, 6. 8. 10 and 12: a roll,
d Bronzed Solid Gold, 13 t a roll.
Buy at once before they are all gone.
Wall Paper Company,
312, 31-4 Twentieth St.,
And Postoffice Block, Moline. ROCK ISLAND.
"Painting and Paper Hanging done on t ticrt
ANDERSON COUNTY SOURMASH
$2.50 Per Gallon.
KOHN fc ADLER,
Removed to 219 Seventeenth Street
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.
Manufactured bT T. H. THOMAS,
Druggist, Bock Jsland.
KINGSBURY & SON,
1705 Second Avenne.
'TWILL BE PROVIDED.
Mr. Eass. Asks for Assistance at
. Washington . "
He B in be .', intoreed by VleePreM
lent Car Be, of the l-itlzena' Improve,
meat Association, if Xeeennary-A
Mr. J. J. F.eimers has received the fol
lowing letter from President Haas, of the
Kock Island Citizens' Improvement asso-
ciation now in Washington, and while it
contains mi ch that appeared in Mr,
nass recent communication to the Ar
Gus. there i.re some additional sugges
tions of urgent importance to ourciti-
jhn t p . Ws"intox. D. C. April 28
John J. He intern. Ran Trt-t- -i,.iun.t n.
Dear Sir: I aid think of going home
uurrow evening, but I And several
things of a very confidential nature even
to such an e tent that I cannot write it
to you. that really compel me or some
one to stay here to help Mr. Gest, so that
we may be sticcess'ul in getting our post
office bill. As our house bill for $75,000
for the postiHce building is, as you may
sy. lost, I hve the promise that Senator
Farwell's hi 1 for f 1 00 .000 to build a
government building at Rock Island, will
he favorably reported in the general ap
propriation committee in a few davs. I
have this promise from Senator Spooner.
inr. nnoonet also promised me that he
would ask for the suspension of the rules
and have the bill passed, and then send
it to the house for concurrence. Gen.
Benet and 'he secretary of war have
given us a nplendid report on our via-
duct, and I lave hunted up till those re
ports and tile 1 a Bet with the secretary of
the general ppropriation committee in
the house, and a set with the pri
vate secret trv of Senator f'nll.im
But things are here at a great
rush all the time, and papers are
very often mislaid and lost, sometimes
unforseen and sometimes nurnoselv. I
would like lo go home, but I will stav
until I hear from you. I really think
that our matters will come up nest week,
and if so it would really be necessary for
some, such man as you or Mr. Carse to
be here witfe me, but I suppose that you
cannot get off, so I wish you would see
if Mr. Iiinrv Carse will come
at once on being telegraphed. I will not
telegraph foi him unlets I think that it is
necessary to ,1o so. If our people 'want
bills through congress without looking
after them or giving them any attention
tliey will simply be left. I am willing to
do my share and even more, but don't
likb to do it nil, and some times one per
son really raanol do it all; thus I hope
that you will call a meeting and corsider
this matter, t.nd then telegraph me, and
also write thereafter. If I had my choice
to co home or stay. I would start home to
night, but I know it is not for the best
interest of our city, and I will therefore
wait until I hear from you in some way.
General Benet has treated me very nicely.
1 bad an hour of his time last Friday .and
I had a half hour of his time this morn-
ng. lie has promised me that he is wil
ling to do all he can for the viaduct, and
has done so, in the reports that I have
On receipt of the above, Mr. Iieimers
immediately secured an audience with
Vice-President Cnrne, of the Citizens'
Improvement association, and the feasi
bility of calling a meeting of the associa
tion discussed. At the same time Mr.
Reimera an 1 a number of other ciiizecs
ort;ed upon Mr. Carse the desirability of
his going to Washington should Mr.IIasa
telegraph for another representative
from Roek Island. Mr. Carse finally
consented to respond in person should
President ll ia deem it advisable to have
another Hue Islander in Washington, and
Mr. Ri:imer- will so telegraph Mr. I lass
tonight. The necessity of c tiling a
meeting of ' he Improvem'-nt association
to night was thereby abandoned.
At I lie Theatre.
Blind Boone, the colored musical won
der, gave ore of his excellent entertain-
nicnts at Herper's theatre last evening
under the auspices of John Morris Camp,
S ins of Vet rans, before a larga audience.
Boone's maivclous power and bkill as a
thorough master of the piano were fully
manifested in muny new and different
selections ftom those he. played on his re
cent visit here. Mies S ella May gaye a
pleasing variety to the entertainment in
her plantation melodies.
It is ulwavs a genuine plet-.s ire to an
nounce the engagement of such a dis
tinguished f,rtist and estimable- lady as
M'lle Rhea who appears at Harper's
tnoutre nex. Monday evening in her new
and eucccfsful historical play, "Jose
phine, Emrress of the French." It is in
six acts. BDd was written by Mr. Albert
Roland Ha'-en, a New York journalist.
It has been imiuerisely successful in all
the larger cities, and the press and public
everywhere pronounce it one of the
createst wcrks and strongest plays ever
given to tie stage, "josepnine aeais
with one of the most pathetic incidents of
modern his .ory the divorce of the Em
press Josephine by the first Napoleon.
It has one dominant note the heroic love
of Josephir e for Napoleon when she is
put away from him for reasons of state,
because the interests of a dynasty require
an heir to the Imperial throne. In the
developmct t of this, Mr. Haven is sue
cesaful and Rhea is superb. Beautiful of
face and figure, queenlike in bearing and
appearance. Khea is the ideal "Jone-
phine." Her training in the best schools
of Europe, r.s well as America, is mani
fest in all she does, and she is without
question o:ie of the most fascinating
women bef jre the American, public.
Mr. Johi. Crubaugh has returned home
from a flyiig trip to the north and west.
Ilia peregrination included, St. I aul,
Minnptnnl . Sioux City. Omaha ana
Deadwood The Chicago & Norlhwes
tern and C, B. & Q are about to build
into the la .ter citv. which Mr. CrubauRh
says, is experiencing quite a boom in an
ticipation of their entrance. Mr. Cm
baugb put In a bid with other contractors
for exteniing the Northwestern roaa
from Whi ewood. the present terminust
to Deadwc od, a distance of twelve miles
The road 'would have been built years ago
only for tie jtggy mountains that stand
almost like impassable barriers in the
wav Some long tunneling will be neces
ary to net through, and it ia this part of
the work l hat Mr. Crubaugh proposes to
tackle if 1 e and his friends get the con
Try Krt'll & Math's ice cream.
THEY WANT MORE OF IT.
The Property Holders Abutting; en
Eighteenth street Beyond Third
Avenne Want That I Pavement Ex
The property holders facing on Eigh.
teenth street south of Third avenue, are
so much pleased with the work that has
been done by Atkinson & Oloff under the
direction of Supt. Kevins on Eighteenth
street north of Second avenue, than which
there is not a prettier piece of pavement
in the state of Illinois, that they desire
that the work shall not stop at Third ave
nue where the present contract terrains
ates. They want it to go up the street
as originally contemplated to Seventh
avenue at any rate. It will not be sur
prising, therefore, if the council be peti
tioned at its Monday night meeting next
to order Eighteenth street paved this
summer from Third to Seventh avenue,
and it is unnecessary to say that such a
petition will receive the most favorable
consideration at the hands of the munic
ipal body. The majority of the people on
the- street have desired the ex
tension from the first, and unless
the few who would rather, have
the money in their porketa than to put it
in good streets and who care nothing for
public appearances prevail. The peti
tion will make its appearance at the
meeting next Monday night or the one
A number of Davenport aldeimen were
over admiring the E'ghteenth street work
yesterday, and they were enthusiastic in
their commendation of it. They took an
envious look at Se:ond avenue, too, when
they compared it with their Third street
joh, where iron aprons are necessary to
get down to it. The only objection they
had to the pavement in Rock Island was
that the city did not possess a sweeper.
In this regard they considered them
selves a little better off than Rock Island.
Otherwise they conceded to Rock Island
THE HRKACII BROADENS
The Broken Him Aero- Kvlvan
Water The Work, of Krpair.
The Moline Piapaleh says of the broken
dam across Sylvan water:
The chasm is now about 1.10 ftet wide.
and the cutting is practically stopped.
The full force of men, some seventy -five
in number, employed on the coffer dam
at the bridge, are at work on the thing
uuder the supervision of Engineer Fran
cis, tnd the break will be repaired as soon
as possible. This will be done by run
ning another line of bulthead diagonally
down stream to the shore at the lower
end of the gap that was formed. The
distance is 120 feet. The length of time
lhat will be required to finish it is an un
known quantity. So is the cost of the
accident. Full reports of the affair have
been forwarded by Col. Whittemore to
W asbington, together w ith plans of the
pot and he proposed work of repair.
this morning water was rushing
through the gap with the velocity of a
mill race. The gap has widened to such
degree as to take with it a part of the
dike drive along the channel. The twen-
y-seven cribs of the bulk head all stand
firm. The light friable soil was to blame
n the matter. Tt could not stand the
softening of the water it ahsorbed and
the attending .ressure. The bulkhead
was begun in October. 18S8, the water
power dam being washed out May 11th
of that year. It was finished in Novem
ber. It is a good solid piece of work and
still stands as solid as ever. The water
above the dam has fallen less than two
feet, and the detriment to the Moline
people is not as large as was at first
thought it would be.
The stone dam which is being built in
the coffer dammed space is advanced to
one 16-inch layer of stone. There would
have probably been forty men at work
along the coffer dam itself in a few hours
more. The accident happened at a lucky
The Belief Moelcty.
The Rock Island Industrial Relief so
ciety will hold its regular monthly meet
ing tomorrow afternoon. The donations
to the society for the month of April
were as follows:
Bed comfort, Mrs. Reynolds: cloak.
Mrs. Thompson; cotton flannel. Mrs.
Bliss; bedding and clothing, Tegeler &
Vo.: shoes. Miss Foss: shoes and cloth-
ng. Mrs. C. J. Dart; clothing, Mesdames
Rosenfield, Sudlow. Hurst. Buford, Wey
erhauser. Bogue, Haverstick. Looslev.
Bartholomew, Marquis, McFarland, David
E. Noftsker, Patterson, Jennings. Strate.
Frysinger, Ferguson, Koehler, Don,
Dodge and Louis Eohn; shoes, Mrs. J.
M. Barth; shoes and clothing. Mrs. East
man; clothing and 50c, Mrs. Denkmann;
roll of linen and fruit, Mrs. Bear; eata
bles, Mrs. Jackson: fruit, Mrs. Simon;
medicine, Harts & Bahnsen and Marshall
& Fisher; coffee, Wheelan Bros.; 5
worth of groceries, Porter Skinner; two
cans of corn, Miss Plait; clothing from
five ladies;' professional services, Dr.
The Bella Mac and Thistle passed up.
The Sidney is due up tonight or in the
The Pdot came down and returned
with a barge.
The stage of water was 7 80 at noon;
the temperature CO.
The B. Hershey brought down fourteen
strings of logs, the Inverness sixteen and
the Netta Durant eight.
The Pittsburg went south this morning.
the first packet from St. Paul this season.
She was loaded down to her guards with
Capt. M. H. Crapster, of the govern
ment light house boat Lily, came into
port this afternoon and spent a few hours
with his brothersin-law, H. C. Wivill
Esq., and other friends in the city. He
is bound for St. Paul.
Advertised llst of letter Ho. 1st.
Lid of letters uncalled for at the Fofltoffice at
Kock island, kock island coumv. Illinois,
May 8, nw.
Bar fin ter L
care K I car aUup) -MagiU
Brondage h. J i
Gallagher P C (2)
Ilinunieuc Aiirea (J)
Hordnar J M
hperltng Mi Georgia
VandMu W J
Uodeus James S
Larson Miss Josephine.
UOWAKD WKLLS. p. M.
The ice cream season baa commenced
and Erell & Math have fitted up their ice
cream parlor in fine shape ready for the
trade. They are bound to maintain
their reputation of having the best and
purest ice cream tn the three cities, step
in and try a dish. ,
. Call on Joseph Traeger, Pennsylvania
house. Davenport, and indulge in his
grand lunch and bock beer. ,
Spring chickens at May's.
Wax beans at Truesdale's.
New potatoes at F. G. Young's. -
Nice strawberries at Browner's.
New potatoes at C. C. Tmm slate's.
Nice bananas. and oranges at Browner's.
Fresh vegetables of all kinds at Browner's.
Choice spring chickens at C. C. Trues-
All kinds of fresh vegetables at F. G.
A full line of green vegetables at C. C.
Choice bananas and pineapples at F.
Bleuer's band dance at Armory ball to
Mr. Adair Pleasants has returned from
his western business trip.
Wall paper at cost for the next thirty
days at George Sutcliffe's.
May sausage at Scbindler's meat mar
ket, 1817 Second avenue.
For rent a house suitable for a small
family, at 1115 Third rrT tyM- W
Fine red bananas. Florida and seedless
oranges, and fine apples at Boro'e.
The fourth annual ball of Bleuer's band
accurs at Armory hall tommorow night.
Now is the time and George Sutcliffe's
the pi are to buy your wall paper at cost.
Bananas, apples, oranges and a full
assortment of fresh vegetables at Long's.
Mr. Fred Llovd. of Lloyd & Stewart, is
visiting with bis parent at Petersburg,
For the next thirty days George Sut-
cliffe will offer his grand stock of wall
paper at cost.
Division Supt. W. D. Throop and
State Sunt. F. O. Rice, of the Burlington,
were in the city last night.
Larkin & Stephens have settled their
differences with their stone cutters, con
ceding the nine hour demand.
George SutcliiTe means business when
he tells you that he will sell you wall pa
per at tost Tor the next thirty days.
Seven car loads of Prentiss stone, from
Ashhnd, Wis , for the Rock Island Y.
M. C. A. building arrived today.
The sales of Stamp Deputy M. Lee
Gait for April were: beer, $3,348 50;
cigars. $381 30; tobacco, $11.04; total.
1 3.740 84.
Mr Elliott. Mia Williams and Miss
Hutchinson, of the Iowa City High
school, are visiting the Rock Island High
Mr. Bernard Seeburger. who has been
a malster for the past six years at Raible
& Stengel s brewery, has purchased Chris
L filer's down town saloon.
The precious few who read the Union
will no doubt be curious to know by
what enactment a justice of the peace
is empowered to sentence a man to the
Mr. and Mrs. James MeCombs and
Mrs. M. S. McBride. who attended the
McCombs-Tremann wedding in this city,
returned to their home at Marsbalitown,
Iowa, last evening.
The republican patronage which the
f 'nion attributes to the Ahors, may, to a
certain extent explain why a project is
now iH ing quietly agitated for the estab
lishment of a new republican paper here.
Col. Curtis for the heirs of the Dav-
enpoit estate, has arranged with Mr. Mil
ton Jones to occupy the Davenport
homestead, and he will move his family
into it about the middle of the present
Bernhard Seeburger will Lave bock
beer and a bock luneh Saturday night at
his saloon, corner of Fourth avenue and
Fourth street, Christ Lt frier's old stand.
All friends and old customers cordially
There is an ugly electric light wire pole
in the space to le paved at the foot of
Eighteenth street. The mayor should
order the unsightly thing out of there.
and not permit it to mar the appearance
of the new Mreet.
Manager Lucas, of the Tacoma, Wash
ington, tlub. has written a letter
of inquiry concerning the Rock Island
crack pitcher, "Kid" Browner, now with
the Monmouth club, Lucas wants to
sign the "Kid" it he can get him.
Sheriff Silvis has fenced off the por
tions of the court bouse square most
frequently traversed and sown them with
grass seed. . He believes in keeping the
square in good shape if the court house is
one of the moat disgraceful in the state.
The ardent love which the editor of the
Union is at present displaying for Con
gressman Gest, would lead one to suppose
that the former individual was a candi
date for collector of the port of entry
which the congressman expects to have
located in Rock Island.
The cripple, Dan Brennan, found by
Officer Hetter near the railroad tracks in
the lower end of town Tuesday night,
proves to have bad two ribs broken by
the fall. Dr. Bsrnhardi examined him
at police headquarters last night and
pronounced his condition extremely ser
The next meeting of the Tri-City Min
isterial union will be held in Moline on
Monday next at 11 a. m. The following
programme will be presented: "Atone
ment Its nature and extent," Rev. H.
C. Marshall, of Rock Island; "Scriptural
Reconciliation," Rev. C. L. Morgan, - of
Governmental staff of doctors will be at
the Rock Island house May tt and 10th
Hundreds are visiting the German and En
glish doctors daily at 180 West Madison
street, Chicago, because their new treat
ment tor catarrh, heart, throat and lung
diseases does not tail. bervices free for
the first three months.
Rev. J. L. Jackson, late of Blooming-
ton, and brother of Mrs. David Don, will
preach at the First Baptist church next
Sunday evening - Mr. Jackson has re
cently accepted a call to the First Bap
tist church at Grand Rapids, Mich. In
his boyhood be was a Lookbinder here in
Rock Island. Now he is one of the most
prominent Baptist ministers in the atate
The numerous republican candidates
for county or other offices, who have been
mentioned in the Argus previously to an
announcement in the Lnion, must feel
higni7 nattered to bave the lattei paper
call them idiots. Under tbu line of
reasoning about every republican caodi
date now in the field and forseveral years
back, might be entered upon the Union.'
category of weak-minded people.
John M. Holt, Moline'a new postmas
ter, assumed the discharge of bis duties
this morning, and Dan Gould, who has
been in the office for four years, stepped
down and out. It is no more than jus
tice to 51r. Gould to say that everybody
regardless of party bas been satisfied with
the faithful service he has given this
community, and at the same time no one
doubts Mr, Holt's ability or fitness for the
position. Moline Ilepvblteaa.
An interesting foot race occurred near
Raible & Stengle a brewery last evening.
The contestants were Frank Nuaer and
Fred Grenabl. tbe distance 10 J yards, the
stakes 10. JNuser won, and tbi conse
quence waa a challenge for $25 far a sec
ond race lor the same distance, which
Nuaer accepted, and the race will come
off in a few days. Any others desiring
to participate are reauested to commun
icate with Raible & Stengle'a brewery
Two Mptelal Barcalns Tomorrow at
BARGAIN NO. 1
consists of 180 dozen ladies' fancy
striped hose, full sizes and splendid
colors, which we will offer tomorrow at
10c a pair.
consists of 87 pieces domestic sateen, in
large variety of patterns, which we will
place on sale tomorrow at only 5c a yd.
220. 228, 230 West Second, cor. Harrison,
Ths Best Milk as Cheap as Any.
The healthiest and best milk in every
respect is that produced by L. B. Stray-
er's milt feed dairy. The price for tbe
summer will be 5c per quart. Get tbe
Baby carriages including tbe Down
ing sleeping couch at the Adams, 322
Brady street, Davenport.
Sideboards, fancy dining tables, chairs,
t the Adams. 322 Brady street, Daven-
Parlor suites, lounges and rattan rock
ers at the Adams, 322 Brady street. Dav
Mclntire Bros, have a new and reliable
kid glove cleaner; cleans perfectly and
leaves no odor.
Buy your carpets, furniture and dra
peries at the C. F. Adams. 322 Brady
The only time payment houe in Dav
enportThe C. F. Adams' nome Fur
nishing house, 322 Brady street.
Extra fine large bananas at Krell &
No. 1 bock sausage at the Empire
Get a box of fine candy at Krell &
No. 1 bock sausage at the Empire
Ice cream at Krell & Math's.
C. A. Stesl, - - Manager.
MONDAY EVE., MAY 5th.
EMPRESS OF THE FRENCH.
A Grand Historical Play founded on life of Na
poleon Bonaparte. b alb.ht Koi.asd
SuDDortedbv WILLIAM HARRIS
and an excellent company nnder the direction of
.nr. Annul Miner, .n&ufttrer.
Table and Shelf Oil
- oom a:;d ricTUKK
tl:ctnre Curd, Tniut. Nails
ana rlot)K9 at lowetil prints.
Call and see.
C. C. Taylor
1625 Second avenue.
Under Kock Island llonse.
in suits or
$200.00 and Upwards
For sale, secured on land worth from
three to five times the amount
of the loan.
Interest T per cent semi annually, collected and
remitted true or cuarg.
E. W. HURST,
Attorney at Law
Rooms S and I Masonic Temple,
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
Lloyd & Stewart.
BOCK ISLAXD, ILL.,
ill) 2' '1'
Spring Styles now Ready.
Are seasonable." We snow this week
a large assortment in Gloria and Silk
in plain, gold and silver handles.
For $1.20 we give'you A No. 1,26
inch Gloria Silk and Rain Umbrellas,
One not quitejso'good, 26 inch gold
Better ones uplto $5.00
Some special values in Jersey
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
Hock Island. Illinois.
In order lo accommodate their increasing trade and
to have more room in which to display their goods,
CLEMANX & SALZMANN have leased, fitted up
and. now occupy nearly all the surface room in
Harper's Theatre building. Their
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. 121, 126 and 128 Sixteenth Street,
MRS. P. GREENAWALT,
Our display of FINE MILLINERY is most complete and extensive.
The HATS and BONNETS are of the latest shapes, and trimmed elegantly
in the latest styles.
Each and every one are worth more than double what we ask.
Ladies, why pay fancy prices to others, when we can save you at least 60
cents on the dollar.
Nowhere in this country ean a more
nowhere else in this city can the original
WE ARE LEADERS IN
BOOTS AND SHOES.
THE LARGEST AND BEST STOCK
At the Lowest prices in tne three cities.
PATENT LEATHER SHOES
For Ladies and Oentlemen.
ISTTanned Goods in all colors.
An Encyclopedia valued at $8 00 Riven away to each customer buviog $33 00
worth of Boots and Shoes. Call in and let ns ahow you the book and
explain how you can get it free.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.. V
. CENTRAL SHOE STORE, 1818 Second Avcns.
KLH STREET SHOE 8T0RI
2929 Fifth. Avenue.
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 Silk Warp Henriettas. All
Wool Henriettas, spring shades, includ
ing Amethist. 40.1nch wide at 50c.
French serges, all wool 49o. In tbe
highest grades our assortment isfcom-"
New assortment just received be
ginning at 98c
satisfactory assortment be found, anal
styles be found. .