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THE ROCK ISLAND AJRGUS, MONDAY, MAY 5, 1890.
FOR TWO DAYS ONLY.
PURE LINEN 3-4 NAPKINS
91 CENTS A DOZEN,
as a big starter for our LINEN SALE. Biggest kind of Bargains all
week on LINEN GOODS.
As great leaders and to more fully, if possible, popularize our Millinery
Department, we begin this week a sale of Ready Trimmed Misses' Sailor
Hats at 12 cents each.
A big lot of Ladies' and Misses' Cape May Shade Hats 9 cents each.
Flower Wreaths, all colors, 8c each.
Our Millinery Department is the busiest place in town.
1712. 1714. 1716. 1713. 1720 and 1722 Second Avenue.
-BUY WALL PAPER-
WHILE WE ARE
A word to the wise is sufficient. Yon can save money
by buying of ns now.
ANDERSON COUNTY SOURMASH
$2.50 Per Gallon.
KOHN & ADLER,
Removed to 219 Seventeenth Street
We Are the People.
We find giving away Wall
-WE SHALL CONTINUE TO
Give Away wall Paper
Sufficient to paper one room
We had this morning
2000 Rolls of
Wall Paper Company,
312, 314 Twentieth St-
And Postoffice Block, Moline.
ISTainUog and Paper Hanging done on thort
KINGSBURY & SON, .
1705 Second Avenue.
Paper a Grand Sncces, so
to every family in the city.
when we gave away-
FOLLY AS TO FIREMEN.
Wofuliy Misguided Notions as to
the City's Right Course.
feflleienry in Xot la Ureat Nambtra.
bat la a Well IHaelpiine A FewThe
Only I'orreet Way.
The Vnion continue to evince its mis
guided notion as to the essential features
of a reliable and efficient fire department
It continues to bewail the fact that
in supplanting the volunteer system by
a paid service, the working numbers
would lave to be diminishedand it says
that evi n with the three or four compa
nies that remain loyal to the city, they
contain three or four times as many men
as the city could afford to hire under the
paid department system," and in the same
breath it confesses that "the one weak
ness of the volunteer arrangement has
been want of discipline," which it at
tempts to nttribute to the election of the
chief acd assistant chief by the volunteer
firemen. The real facts are that it is in
the grett numbers that lies to a large ex
tent the lack of discipline. One of the
chief beauties of a paid department is its
compnc ness and small numbers. Eight to
twelve thoroughly disciplined men, over
whom ihe chief has absolute control.
and whim they must obey, will accom
plish m ire work in a few minuteat a fire
than 1C0 men unorganized and without
discipline can in hours. Reason sustains
this assertion. The citv does not
want a reat number of men. It wants
a few sen whom it can control; whom
it hires, the same as it does policemen,
who art paid for their work, and who
must d it or forfeit their positions.
What ontrol has the city or its chief
over a volunteer fireman? And how
would it better the relations or the chief
to his nien if ihe city would be guided by
tbe Un. n, and take from the volunteer
firemen the privilege of electing their
chief f rim amone their number? How
many n en of the flock Island volunteer
departoient would submit to such a
move? Is there any means at the city's
demand to enforcs obedience on the part
of the volunteers to a chief the citv mav
put over them? The idea is absurd. The
city can gain nothing by attempting a
course with volunteers that would be
rightly applicable to puid men. The city
manifests sufficient cheek in expecting
the sen ice it does of the volunteers gra
tuitous' y it would be much more cheeky
to ask those volunteers to submit them
selves to the dictations and orders of a
chief ilh whose appointment they had
nothinr to do. The principle thus ap
plied w orked well enough in the days of
the country's peril when the volunteer
soldier saved his country from dis
solution, but there was something
at stiike then. The nation was
in peri!. What would not a loyal citizen
endure or do in such an hour? But the
case is vastly different now. The volun
teer firf man gains nothing by bis self-sacrifice,
bis exposure and his bravery. He is
simply rebuked because he does not do
what h J cannot do, because he has neither
the eiperience or the discipliue. The
Ciiou't suggestion therefore is simply an
other t if ort to stave off the inevitable
the paid department and cannot be con
sidered in the light of fairness and wis
dom. The city surely cannot expect to
gain headway with the volunteers by
showing lis Inck of confidence in them.
It would be doing this by taking out of
their Lands the right to elect their own
chief. The city should not attempt any
such b ilf way measures. It should either
treat the volunteer firemen fairly or dis
pense ".villi them altogether.
The best policy is to provide a
dozen paid men and a chief which
would equip three companies, and
let tbe volunteers go. Let us be
gratefiil to the volunteers for what
they h ive done and are willing to do, but
we shr uld not insult them at the last
moment as tbe Union suggests. The city
has simply outlived the day of their use
Mr. Georsre Stocker has received the
grievous intelligence of the death of his
brothe r in-law. Alex Hutbcrford, near
Hastir gs. Neb. , April 28 last. Mr. Ruth
crford and two of his sons left home on
the morning of the 28ih to go for two
loads if hay, and on their return the boys
missed their father from bis load. On go
ing luck a few feet they found him lying
in tht road dead bis neck broken, having
fallen from the load. Mr. Rutherford
was a prosperous farmer living four miles
from Hastings. He was formerly of
Rock Island county having been a farmer
near Richland .Grove, ne leaves
widov.-, a sister of Mr. George Stocker,
of thh city, one daughter and six sons.
Vonthfal 91 officiant..
Lan nisht's entertainment at Turner
ball given by tbe German-English School
assoc ation was a grand success. One of
the taost interesting features was the
boys' orchestra, composed of Harry and
Martin Stengel. Carl Burnhardi,' Franz
and William Willmaser. Emil Lemberg
and William Koehler. The teacher of
these boys is Prof. Eskhart. They
played together, and each by himself
solo, and all of them were greeted with
great applause. The orchestra is a credit
to tha teacher and the boys may well be
prou i of what they have accomplished
After nearly a year's atsonce in the
pleai antest localities in Europe, Mr. Ben
T. Cible arrived home this morning, tie
landed in New York on the 23 i of March
after an exceedingly stormy passage,
which somewhat upset his usual rugged
heal b, and he has since been recuperat
ing ut his San Antonio ranch. Mrs. Ca
ble nnd child are. still at Tours, France,
expt cting to return to Rock Island about
In buying refrigerators remember the
best is the cheapest. Beware oi irasoj
articles with empty walls, made to sell
Yoc can easily detect them by knocking
rtn ihA n nela. but vour best safeguard i
to lwk for the trade mark, "The Leonard
definable." to be aure or a gooa arucie
We are aole agents. David vox.
Likely to be Inferred by Hpraker
Keea'a Hostility to the Prfjeet
I'ttloxHIa Poaitloa ta ttratlfy Per
This is the day 'on which it was sap-
posed the fate of the river and harbor
bill, including the Ilennepin canal, would
A Washington dispatch to today's Chi
cago Tribune says that there was laid be
fore Speaker Reed Saturday, a paper
signed by 100 members asking that Qen.
Henderson, chairman of the river and
harbor committee, be recognized Monday
to move the passage of the river and har
bor bill under suspension of tbe rules.
The dispatch further says:
Tomorrow is what is known as indi
vidual suspension day. and there is
sually great pressure on the speaker to
gain recognition. It has been supposed
that Mr. Reed was willing to have the
river and harbor bill passed under sus
pension of the rules in order that a long
discussion of it might be saved, but if
this is so he evidently intends that tbe
river and harbor committee shall wait till
committee suspension day, which will
come in a fortnight. The speaker inti
mated that he would not recognize any
body to move the passage of the river
and harbor bill tomorrow.
The Illinois members are mostly
nxious for the measure to go through
nder suspension because of the $5(10,000
appropriation it carries for tx-ginning
work on the Ilennepin canal. If the bill
is discussed in the regular way they are
afraid lest the appropriation be stricken
out on point of order. Speaker Reed has
always been an opponent of the Henne
The following circular sent by Mr.
Fred Hass to the Argus was circulated
among the members of congress last
Dear Sir: The river and harbor corns
mittee will move to suspend the rules on
Monday next, immediately after tbe
reading of the journal, and to pass the
river and harbor bill. You are urged to
be present at that time and to vote for
Should it fail to secure tbe passage of
the bill, the committee will endeavor to
secure its consideration on tbe Tuesday
following, and every day thereafter until
t is passed.
In tbtit contingency, you are respect
fully rf quested to be present on Tuesday
when the house convenes, and promptly
from day to day thereafter until the bi 1
s disposed of, and to aid in securing its
early consideration and passage.
ery rpspectiuny, your ootflient servant,
Tiros. J. Henderson, Chairman.
THE ROUSTER FOUfll).
The Body of the t'olored l,-rk llanrt
Drowned Prom the Mary Morion
licaverel Xrar Urury'n l.anitinar.
The body of the colored deck hand
rowned by falling off the steamer Mary
Morton as she was approaching the Dia
mond Jo landing, this city, at 2 o'clock
on the morning of Friday, April 18, was
found in a cluster of willows near the
shore at Drury's Landing last Wednesday
by John W. Barton, Byard Stockman and
Mrs. L. MeCreps. Deputy Coroner John
Wray held an inquest on the body.
summoning A. f . Johnson, J. D. Rev-
olds, S. J Ripley, Thomas Campbell,
Daniel Foster anil Andrew Walker as a
Tbe man was clothed in a pair of brown
Kentucky jeans with dark jeans coat and
vest, stripped blue and white cotton
shirt and old shoes with the Iocs out. On
is person was a letter directed to W. S.
Taylor and tbe postmark Milan, III, Ftb.
3, 13110. In the letter the name D. T.
Taylor appeared. The man was 23 to 30
years of age and five feet six inches in
The man, it is believed, is a member of
family by the name of Taylor living
The verdict of the jury was that the
body was that of an unknown colored
man whose death was caused by drown
MAY CIRCUIT COURT.
The Term Convened by Judge Nmllh
The 4 rand Jury Met to 4rlnil
lor. Judge Smith convened the May term of
the circuit court this atternoon. The
grand jury was called as follows:
Cordova E. B. Hoke.
(Joe J osluu Dillon.
Canoe Creek D. M- Martin.
Zuma Geo. C. Wake.
rort Byron II. C. Trent.
Hampton Jacob Warner.
Moline George H. Edwards, Robert
Witter. L. P. Nelson.
South Moline John n. Loding.
Rock Island J. M. Alnrecht, Thomas
Smart, James E. Larkin, Julius Mosen-
South Rock Island Thomas E Cray.
Black Hawk Frank H. Harris.
Coal Valley J. K. McMichael.
Rural J. W. Caldwell.
Bowling Wm. Boyer.
Edgington Samuel Baker.
Andalusia John D. Walton.
Buffalo Frairie J. W. Kelley.
Drury Chas. E Spickler.
Messrs. Geo. C. Wake, of Zuma; Ja
cob Warner, of Hampton, and J. W. Eel
lev, of Buffalo Prairie, were excused from
service, and Geo. n. Edwards, of Mo
line, was appointed foreman. The judge
delivered his charge to the jury, and it
retired in charge of L. 8. O'Neill, of
Moline. who was appointed court bailiff.
Tbe remainder of tbe afternoon was
devoted to the first panel of the petit
jury, fixing of the trial calendar, etc.
To our stock of high class etchings we
have iust added a large number of pho
togravures which are faithful productions
of etchings and engravings at one-tenth
their priie. Prospective purchasers are
invited to take a look at the line at
j R. Cramptow & Co a.
The couvrisht on the original Web'
ster's dictionary expired in 1889 and I can
now supply any person desiring such a
work with a copy containing over 1.600
Daces. 1.5 JO illustrations and much addi
tional matter of the most practical and
useful kind, substantially bound in sheep
for the small sum of $4. I will be in
town every week and will deliver one of
these works to any ilace in the three
cities desired. Address
A. J. Hartsook, Rock Island, III
Chocolate and vanilla ice cream
Krell & Math's.
A watchmaker ought not to feel run
down when his affairs are wound up.
Try Krell & Math's ice cream.
Rhea tonight. :
That was a welcome rain to city and
country folks alike.
Men's tennis flannel shirts go at 25c a
piece at McCabe Bros.
Wall paper! Wall paper cheaper than
ever at George Sutcliffe's.
The May festival of the M. E church
opens at the rink tonight.
Turkey red doylies begin at one cent
at McCabe Bros', linen sale.
The boom has more than struck Mc
Cabe Bros', millinery department.
The greatest linen sale of the period is
inaugurated this week at McCabe Bros.
The artesian well drill on Mitchell &
Lvnde'a premises has reached a depth of
Large pure linen $ napkins 91c sll day
tomorrow at McCabe Brts'. mammoth
Some prices on crockery and glassware
that will astonish the natives this week
at McCabe Bros.
Trimmed sailor hats 12c, Cape May
shade bats 8c, flower wreaths 8c each,
this week at McCabe Bros.
Regular council meeting tonight, when
the old aldermen retire and the aldermen
elect take their seats.
George Sutcliffe has no cheap wall pa
per trash, but good saleable goods, worth
double the price he is selling them at.
Mr. and Mrs. II. B. Sudlow returned
Saturday evening from their visit to
Fortress Monroe, Virginia Beach, Wash
ington and other points in tbe east.
Messrs. J. L. Haas and R. Schwecke
leave tonight for Quincy to attend the
meeting of the Illinois Grand Lodge, A.
O U. W.
C A. II. Kohler was present at the ded
ication of the new bridge at St. Louis
Saturday as a member of Governor Fifer's
etaff. Tne governors of Illinois and Mis
souri were both present.
A dredge boat owned by A. J. Whitney
sank above Moline this morning. A girl
from this city who was employed as cook
and was the only one tbe boat, escaped to
tbe shore by means of a skiff.
Lost A heavy spring overcoat, brown,
with yellow sleeve lining, between Carse
& Ohlweiler's bottling works and Carse &
Co's. shoe ttore. Liberal reward for re
turn to either of the places named.
Dr. Hefner and wife, and dauehter, of
Rusuville, are making a visit to Mrs Hef
ner's mother, Mr9. DutfBeld. in this city.
Dr. Hefner is on his way to Dubuque to
attend a meeting of the Iowa state dental
Mr J. W. Lloyd, brother to Fred
Lloyd of Lloyd fc Stewart, and well
known in Rock Island as a travelling
salesman, has accepted a position on the
road that will take him down into Old
In the county court Saturday Judee
Adams held John Ritchie, Ed Swanson
and John Plunkett in $3C0 bonds each to
the circuit court on the charge of larce
ny, to which tbe boys declined to plead
Messis R SVhwecke and E. Luc t man n
have formed a partnership acd will here
after conduct tbe saloon on Moline ave
nue, heretofore solely owned by Mr.
Schwecke, Mr Luckmann having disposed
of his saloon a tew doors east of the firm's
Supt. Schnitger. of the Holmes lines.
Itegan tearing up the old union track on
Third avenue west of Fifteenth street,
this morning. When this is done the scene
of operations wilt be transferred to Fifth
street and Fourth avenue, and trar-k lay
ing commenced east.
The outgoing city council tonight
should let one of its last official acts be
tbe passace of tbe ordinance providiue
for the Moline avenue paving project.
This will he setting tbe new council a
good example and leaving the after de
tails in its hands.
Local Agent E D. W. Holmes, of the
C, M. & St. P., is proud of a handsome
new desk which has been sent him from
Milwaukee. It is a very pretty piece of
furniture, and is the first instance shown
by the Milwaukee of any particular in
terest in Rock Island for som time.
Mr. Benj. Whitsitt says that Mercer
county is enthusiastic over the possibility
of Mr. B. T. Cable's candidacy for con
gress and is positive that if he is nomi
ated he will carry the county by a hand
some majority, though it is generally re
garded as reliably republican.
R. Cram pt on & Co. are pleased with
the outlook for sales of the reprint edi
tion "Encyclopedia Britannica," of which
they are sole agents in Rock Island, they
aving already booked orders for a much
greater nnmber uumber of sets than ex
pected, v ol'. 2 and 8 will arrive in a few
A Rock Island stonecutter named Gott
lieb Miller fell from a Second street car
as it was in motion between Brady and
Main streets last evening, spraining his
ankle so badly as to be unable to rise.
He was carried to the sidewalk and af
terwards conveyed in a wagon to his
home across tbe river. Davenport Dem
Mr. John N. Paxton, for many years
connected with tbe advertising depart
ment of the old Davenport (inzelte, has
succeeded W. U. Forrest as business
manager of the Davenport Tribune, tbe
latter remaining as managing editor.
With such a team and in such a field the
Tribune ought to grow and bloom like tbe
A large batch of counter affidavits have
been presented to Judge Uowatt in tbe
circuit court at Davenport setting forth
the belief that Dr. J. A. Reid, indicted for
manslaughter, can secure a fair and im
partial trial in Scott county. These affi
davits are intended to meet the applica
tion of Dr. Reid for a change of venue
on the ground of popular prejudice
Mayor MrConochie and Health Com
missioner fcyster having secured the
promise from the C, R. I. & P. and C
B. & Q. roads to put in a culvert through
the embankment near tbe Rock Island
round house and thus drain that portion
which has heretofore been filled with
stagnant water, the proposed ordinance
with reference to it will probably not be
presented at tonights council meeting.
Rev. D. C. Garrett, of Trinity church.
Davenport, baa accepted a call as rector
of an Episcopal church at Seattle. Wash.,
and tbe vestry of Trinity, Davenport, has
accepted bis resignation with expressions
of profound regret. The Davenport
church is said to have two rectors in view
as Mr. Garrett's successor one is Rev
Clampctt, of Springfield, and the other
Rev. R. F. Sweet, of this city
Mr. Benj Whitsitt, of Preemption. wap
in tbe city today, on bi way borne from
Chicago. Mr. Whitsitt recently bad
very unpleasant experience with a colt be
was harnessing, the playful animal leap
ing upon him and planting one hoof
on his left band and tbe other on his
right ear. Tbe colt left bis imprints in a
manner that was not altogether apprecia
ted b Mr. Whitsitt. He is proud of the
animal's affection for him, but don't take
kindly to being embraced by it.
One of the Pullman sleepers on tbe
niebt express between Rock Island and
St. Louis U now in charge of Conductor
John Barr, snd be made bis Orst trip to
Rock Island last night. Conductor Barr
had charge of the Pullman palace car in
which were Mrs. iialrord and Miss Hi
ford, wife and daughter of Presi
rtson's private secretary at the time of the
Johnstown flood a year ago the 31st of
this month. Conductor Barr saved Mrs
Halford and her daughter and all of bis
charge except two girls. Miss Paulson
and Miss Bryan, by hurrying tbem to the
hills. Contrary to his orders, however,
the two last named went back to their car
for some apparel, and were lost. Tbe hor
ror of the great disaster left such an im
pression on Mr. Barr's mind that be was
laid up for months from the ef
fects of the shock. He was then
running between New York and
Pittsburg. When he returned to work
tbe latur part of February he was given
a run between St. Louis and New Orleans.
Now he is assigned to du'y between
Rock Island and St. Louis.
Hood's Sarsaparilla is on the flood tide
of popularity, which position it bas
reached by its own intrinsic, undoubted
And still the rush continues at the
great wall paper house of George Sut
cliffe. so noted for nice, clean goods and
Patronize the new stove and tinware
bouse sole agents of Challenge refriger
ators. No. UiOS Second avenue, n. 8ie
mon & Son.
George Sutcliile is selling more wall
paper than any other huse in the three
cities. He has the goods at prices that
Mclntire Bros, have a new and reliable
kid glove cleaner; cleans perfectly and
leaves no odor.
George Sutcliffe's paper banging force
is putting in extra time now days. They
are bound to please all and disappoint
fine large bananas at Krell &
Get a box of fine candy at Krell &
Ice creaji at Krell & Math's.
C. A. Stekl, - - Manager.
E NO AG EM EXT,
EVE., MAY 5tix
t 1' I
EMPRESS OF THE FRENCH.
A Grand HiMnridl Piny fanmli'it on life of .
poli-oii Bonaparte, by ai.bbt Kuliku
Supported by WILLIAM HARRIS
ami au exrellent nimpnny nud.-r tlis direction of
Mr. Arthur Miller, Manaper,
Table and Shelf Oil
1MOM AND PICTCRE
tT"Plctur Cord, Tmlne, Nail
ana Hooks Ht loweal prica.
Call and aee.
C. C. Taylor
1625 Second avenue.
ar Rock Island Uoiua.
in em or
$200.00 and Upwards
For aale, secured on land worth from
three to five times the amount
of tbe loan.
Inlerrat 7 per cent serai annually, collected and
remitted rroe of caarg.
E. W. HURST,
Attoknky at Law
Booms J and 4 KaeonJc Temple,
ROCK ISLAND. ILL,
Lloyd & Stewart,
BOCK 18 1, AX D, 1X1.
ill) r 1 .(I
-g""nir fltrifnjmTT Beady.
Our business during April shows an increase of 40 per
cent over April of 1889. The reasons may be
given why such a gratifying result
has been obtained.
1 Our stock surpasses iu variety
and excellence any we have ever
2 The public are finding out more
and more that it pays to buy the best.
It is the wisest kind of economy.
3 We sell the better grade of goods
for about what is usually asked for in
ferior qualities. We don't make as
much money, perhaps, but we give our
customers good value for their money;
hence once a customer always a cus
Tlock Island. Illinois.
In order to accommodate their increasing trade and
to have more room in which to display their goods,
CLEM ANN & SALZMANN have leased, fitted up
and now occupy nearly all the 6urface room in
Ilarpei'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 & SALZMANfJ,
Nos. 1525 and 1527 Second Avenue,
And Nos. 124, 126 and 123 Sixteenth Street,
.BOOTS AND SHOES.
THE LARGEST AND BEST STOC
At the Lowest prices in tne three cities.
PATENT LEATHER SHOES-
For Ladies and Gentlemen.
CgfTanned Goods in all colors.
An Encyclopedia valued at f 8 00 Riven away to each customer baying $33 00
worth of BooU and Shoes. Call Ur and let na show you tbe book and
explain bow yon can get it free.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
CENTRAL 8HOE STORE, 1818 Pecond Arcana.
ELM STREET SHOE STORK.
S938 llftfe Atmm.
This week we call attention to new
arrivals in Children's Lace Caps, 25c
New Rnchings beginning at 10
cents per yard.
New Fast Black Hosiery, Ladies'
and Childrens In our time-tried and
Have you seen our handsome as
sortment of Lawn Tennis Stripes at
1 0, 1 1 and 12 1-2 cents per yard. Sat
ins 10 cents.
Full-width Skirting Flounces 45
Handsome Shallies at 7 and 7 1-2
cents per yard.
One price and that the lowest. All
Goods marked in plain figures.
If you wish to enjoy good
health, pure drinking water ia
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 butter crock. The water
comes though perfectly clear
and sweet, and yon 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
Crockery and China,
1609 Second Avenue.