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THE HOCK ISIiAHM AKGUS, T11UK8DAY. MAY 16. 1890.
This space is reserved for
-JAHNS & BERTLESON,
1612 Second Avenue.
-BUY WALL PAPER-
A word to the wise is sufficient You can save money
by buying of us now.
House Furnishing Goods,
Gas Fitting Stock
BAKER & HOUSMAN.
ANDERSON COUNTY SOURMASH
$2.50 Per Gallon.
KOHN & ABLER,
Removed to 219 Seventeenth Street
For the cure of all disorders of
They are safe, sure and pleasant and act like a charm.
They have no equal as a Family Pill, and that all may try them
we give away a sample package FREE. Call and get one.
Regular Size 25c a Bottle.
T. H. THOMAS,
Druggist, Rock Island.
KINGSBURY & SON,
1705 Second Avenue.
the Liver, Kidney and Stomach.
STREET CAR MAGNATES.
president Holmes and Associates in
The Business Meeting ! Davenport
This Morning A Tnnr of Inspee
tlon-A Few Words With the Head
f the Syndicate.
. President 0. B. Holmes and Directors
Buckingham. Mitchell: and Walker, of
the Chicago syndicate, controling the
tri-city street railway lines, arrived this
morning for an inspection of ,the Rock
island, Davenport and Moline plant. Mrs
Holmes and Mrs. Mitchell accompanying
:he party, and the trip is therefore one of
pleasure as well as business. This
norning was put in by the officials in
Davenport, and after the various lines on
hat side of the river were examined, the
visitors were entertained by the Daven
port Business Men's association. The
)filcials later held a business session at
'.he office of the company in Daven port, and
paid a visit to the government island
una a complication that nas arisen as
io the fares of - workingmen to
iind from the island was discussed
viih Colonel W'hittemore. There
is a clause in the charter of the
Davenport & Rock Island Railway corns
psny which makes it obligatory that the
company carry workmen employed on the
island to and from the island for half fare,
but it seems that some of the workmen
have insisted that this applies alike to
the Rock Island & Moline line owned by
the same company, and it was this sub
ject that was mainly discussed at the
meeting with Col. Whittemnre this roorn-
At the business meeting this morning.
O. B! Holmes was reelected president and
H. A. Holmes secretary of the Davenport
is Reck Island company, and the old di
rectors reelected, viz: C. B. Holmes, J.J.
Mitchell. W. B. Walker and C. Bucking-
t am. The matter of motive power and
equipment was discussed, bat no definite
This afternoon the officials came over
o Rock Island under escort of Henry
f-chnitger, general superintendent of the
ri city lines.
To an Argus representative who
caught President Holmes on the fly, he
said: '"We are eirnp'.v on our annual tour
( X inspection. Our business meeting was
I if Ul at Davenport this morning, it being
necessary to hold it there, as the Daven
port & Rock Inland Rtilway company
nder which all our lines are operated is
crganized under the laws of Iowa. We
ciscussed matters pertaining strictly to
ur pi mt in thjse cities and plans for
"As to motive power," he Sitid In reply
3 an interrogatory from the reporter. I
am pleaded to assure you that the plan
we are working on is being attended by
tie most hopeful results, and the lines
ere shall receive the benefit of it just as
soon as one is found that in our estima
tion is suitable and practicable. We have
spent a pile of money here and propose
to spend as much as is necessary to make
be service nrslcl&sa in every particular."
The officials are now inspecting their
nes here and in Moline, and this even -ag
they return to Chicago Hfter a recep
ion al the Kimball house at Davenport
WATER POWER BY WIRE.
The Keck Hirer and Mississippi
Company to Organize.
Incorporation Papers Applied for
Oliierts and Porposes of the Corpor
ation A t-treat Kqterprtae for Hoek
The A nous has frequently alluded of
lite to the progress of the formation of a
company for the transmission of the pow
r afforded by the Scars dam in Rock
river to Rock Island for manufacturing
urpoics. The organisation or the com
pany reached a point last evening when
papers were made out applying iq we
tecretury of state for license to incor-
orate, thus giving assurance to the
onsunimation of the enterprise. The
name of the corporation is to be the Rock
River and Mississippi Electric Power and
Light company, the capital stock $150,
100, divided into. UiOO shares of flOO, a
ihare. The names of the incorporators
ire Cant. T. J. Robinson and Messrs.
Phil Mitchell. A. C. Dart, David Sears.
Dr. C. Piper, of Moline, and others.
As soon as the incorporators receive
their license the company will be formed,
officers elected and the stock called in.
The purpose is to purchase the water
power plant of the Messrs. Sears at Rock
river, improve it, convert the power into
electricity and transmit it to Rock Island,
where it will be utilized for various in
dustrial purposes for power as well as
9 Brick and Tile Walks.
Mr. Andrew Nelson, who makes
specially of laying brick and tile side
walks, and is considered around these
parts as the best walk layer, has already
completed this season over 9,000 square
feet of tile and brick, and has now on
hand contracts for over 20, IKK) square feet
of brick and tile combined. He is fully
prepared to lay on short notice any
amount of walks that be may take or
dera for. He laid over 50.000 Bquare
feet in the season of 1839. and expects
to lay . this season over double that
amount. Read his advertisement in an
A Sew ltireetory.
The Stone Directory company who are
now compiling the new directory for
Davenport, have commenced taking or
ders for a directory that will contain
kock island, ntoiine, Milan and lmpor
tant points in "Rock Island county. The
Democrat can safely recommend Messrs
Stone & Co. to our neighbors across the
river and feel safe in saying a publication
at their hands would be firstclass work
in all particulars. Davenport Democrat,
Representatives of Mr. Stone began
their preliminary canvass in Rock Island
this morning They promise to give to
the city a thoroughly reliable, directory,
such as Rock Island is in great need of
Choice strawberries at Browner's.
All kinds of vegetables at Browner's.
Girls wanted at ine v. o. D. steam
R. 8. Silvis, of Carbon Cliff, was in the
Mrs. W . H. Gest gives a tea party this
New "Potatoes and string beans at
Browner's. ' ,
Supervisor 8. W. Heath, of Bowling,
was in the city today."
Supervisor "Jsck" Wilson, of Rural,
was in the city today.
Mr. Milton Jones is moving bis family
into the Davenport homestead today.
Sheriff 8ilvis went to Joliet this morn
iag with the prisoner, Ise alias Thatcher.
Meigs Wait, of Reynolds, dined at the
Harper this morning on his way home
Mr. C. B. Knox has s offered another
relapBe and his condition is regarded as
Ex-Letrer Carrier Doyle is clerking for
Supervisor Browner.the Elm street grocer,
who is also an ex-carrier.
Architect Schureman expects o have
the new First M. E. church ready for oc
cupancy by the middle of June.
The great and only P. T. Barnum will
visit Rock Island with his vsst aggrega
tion of tented wonders the latter part of
Mjs. Anna Eng. of Moline. aged 37,
was adjudged insane in the -county court
today and ordered committed to the Elgin
Julius Graham, wife and daughter, of
Rockford, and Mrs. Kay. of New York
City, are guests of Mr. and Mrs. 11. S.
Mr. Ben T. Cable leaves for Chicago
tonight to attend a meeting of of demo
cratic state central committee at the
Palmer house tomorrow.
John Barnes and W. Dotsoo. of Rock-
ford, are in the city on business with
Architect 8chureman concerning the new
$80,000 Congressional church there
for which Mr. Schureman furnished the
Inspector Lloyd has commenced to re
pair the few depressions in the Second
avenue pavement made in consequence
of the late laying of water and gas con
nections, the lowering of the waterraain
between Sixteenth and Seventeeth streets.
Locksmith Fieblg and Mr. J. D. Boll-
man have secured a patent on a galvan
ized iron box attachment for lawn mow
ers, which is simplicity and &emus com
bined. It receives the eraMi as fast it is
cut, and w hen filled can he easily dumped
and readjusted. Fiebig will next turn
his attention to inventing a flying ma
Dve Fitzgerald, township collet tor. is
not on his car on the bridge line today .
Filz" thought it was no more than due
the Chicago capitalists who give him em
ployment that he should honor their
presence in the city by tsking a day off
and donning his "hiled" shirt, dude hat
and toothpick shoos. So "Fit" is
spreading himself today.
The June number of Frank Jak!u''
Popular Monthly has just been received,
and is one ot the most elaborate and
complete issues of this favorite periodical
ever made. It is fairly bcaminir with in
teresting rending, such as form a feast
for one accustomed to the pood things of
the literary table. At CramptonV, price.
Capt. Thns. Fuller, the heavy weicht
conductor of the C, M. & St. P.. poked
his beaming countenance into the Annus
sanctum tlav lontr, enough to Ray that
the Tomahawk rluh of Milwaukee, of
which the captain is one of the most
prominent members, will hawks annual
outing in the early part of June and that
the members are making vast prepar
tions for Ibis year's expedition to the
wilds of the Badger state.
The fire alarm in the Fourth ward at
4 :!0 yesterday afternoon which created
such a nuisance in the way of clancins
of bells for fully ten minutes after all
possible danger was passed, was due to
the discovery of flames on the roof of the
kitchen of Mr. Bent. Conn's home, 321
Sixteenth street, the bouse being owned
by Mr. Frank Herlitzka. The fire was
fubdued by means of water buckets be
fore the vuluntecr companies arrived.
Mrs. Honors niake, of the Chicaeo
house, oq Twenty-first street, stepped
through an open trap door into the cel-
larway at the hotel at 6 o'clock last even
ing and fell to the bottom of the steps,
fully five feet and a half, in consequence
of which she suffered a double fracture
of the left leg above the ankle. Dr. C.
C. Carter was summoned and pronounces
the injuries quite serious and such as will
necessitate a long period of patient nurs-
The county prohibition convention
will lie held at Moline on Wednesday.
May 21, at S in the afternoon and 8 in
the evening. Delegates to the state con
vention at Bloomington on May 27, will
be chosen; also nominations will he made
for the county ticket. Mrs. Helen M-
Gougar, of Indiana, will address the
evening session. Geo. A. Metxcrar is
chairman of the committee, and E. B.
Stone, secretary .
An ambitious republican aspirant for
the nomination for sheriff from the
lower end, after canvassing Black
Hawk, Coal Valley and Andalusia
townships, and meeting with deplorable
succcbs in the matter of securing pledges,
became so disconsolate one day last
week that he crossed the river to Buf
f slo, and after such consolation as only a
prohibition town, in a prohibition state,
can offer, continued his energies though
with no better success than be did in his
own state and county.
The River and Harbor Bill.
A Washington dispatch to today's
Chicago Tribune savs: '
A good many members of the house
are afraid that the river and harbor bill
will have to go over till next winter be
cause it bas been delayed so long, and
the appropriations for public buildings,
pensions and other objects having run up
so high it may not be prudent to add the
$30,000,000 for the improvement of bar
bora and waterways. Gen. Henderson
of Illinois, chairman of the committee on
rivers and harbors, is not well pleased
with the situation, but the delay in bring
ing the bill before the bouse is not bis
fault. Ue used every effort to secure
recognition, so that it might be brought
to a final vote before the tariff bill was
on the boards, and though the steering
committee and the speaker have put the
McEinley bill ahead of bis, he is confi
dent that the river and harbor bill will
get through all right. Speaking of the
bill and its prospects today he said:
"1 hope to get a vote on the trill as
soon as the tariff question is disposed of
in the house, which will be today week
The river and harbor bill is in the interest
of the whole country, and ought to pass,
I have bad suggestions that it be post'
poned till next session, but they come
from persons with whom the wish is fa
tber to the thought. It is a great mis
take to assume that it would be political
ly inexpedient to pass the river and harbor
bill. 1 believe it would be a fine stroke
of political wisdom."
Mclntire Bros, have a new and reliable
kid glove cleaner; cleans perfectly and
leaves no odor.
THE BUILDING BILL.
Senator Spooner's Success in Kock
The Heaaare which Received Favor.
able Aetloa at the Hands of the Sen.
ate Yesterday Bright Hopes.
There is no man in the United States
senate today toward whom Rock Island
as a city feels more kindly than Senator
John C. Spooner. of Wisconsin. And it
quite natural indeed that the city
should regard the Wisconsin statesman
as it does, through the interest he has
taken in this city; and through the in
fluence and ability he has dis
played in its behalf, the assurances
of a government . building here are
brighter than ever before. Out of the
defeat, to which Congressman Ge8ta bill
was doomed in tne house, Senator
Spooner has snatched victory in the
higher branch of the national leg
islative body, for a measure pro
viding for a better building than
the congressman from this district
could have secured even bad he been suc
cefsful. The fact that the senate has
realized the importance.of the Rock Isl
and project will give it a decided prestige
the house if Congressman Gest can
manage now to bring it up there, and as
sures its success if the congressman
from this district has any influence at all.
That the senate should so recognize the
bill will also aid it materially in the eyes
of the chief executive when it comes be.
fore him for approval.
The bill introduced I y Senator Spooner
and assed by the senate yesterday as
stated In the Argus of last night is ap
That the secretary of the treasury be.
and he. is hereby authorized and directed
to acquire, by purchase, condemnation or
otherwise, a site, and cause to be eret-ted
thereon a suitable building, including
re proof vaults, heating and ventilating
pparatus, elevators and approaches, for
the u3 and accommodation of the Uni
ted States postoffice and other govern
ment offices, in the city of Rock Island,
and state of Illinois, the cost of said site
and building, including said vaults, heat
ing and ventilating apparatus, elevators
and approaches complete, not to exceed
the sum of one hundred thousand dol-
Proposals for the sale of land suitable
for said site shall he invited by public
advertisement in one or more of the
newspapers of said city of largest circu
aiion, lor at least twenty days prior to
the dale specified in said advertisement
or the opening of said proposals.
rropo.efiU made in response to said ad
veriiemen shll be addressed and mailed
i the secretary of the treasury, who shall
hen cause the said proposed sites, and
uch others as he may think proper to
estgnaie, to lie examined in person by
an agent of the treasury department. who
shall make written report to said secre-
ary of the results of said examination.
nd r.f his recommendation thereon, and
the reasons therefor, which shall be ac
companied by the original proposals and
maps, puts and statements which
shall have come into his possession relat
ing to the said proposed sites.
tr, upon consideration of Shid report
nd accompanying papers, the secretary
f the treasury shall deem further inves-
Ration necessary, he may appoint a
ouimisaion of not more than three per
sons, one of whom shall be an officer of
the treasury department, which commis
sion shall also examine the said proposed
sites, and such others as the secretary of
the treasury may designate, and grant
such hearings in relation thereto as they
snail deem necessary ; and said commis
sion shall, within thirty davs after such
xamiaalion. make to the secretary of the
reasury written report of their conclu
sion in the premises, accompanied by all
statements, maps, plats, or documents
taken by or submitted to them, in like
manner as hereinbefore provided in re
gard to the proceedings of said agent of
the treasury department; and the secre
tary of the treasury shall thereupon fin
ally determine the location of the build
ing to be erected.
The compensation of said commission
ers shall be fixed by the secretary of the
treasury. nu,i the same shall not exceed
six, dollars per day and actual traveling
expenses: VoJi, howteer, That the
member of said commission appointed
from the treasury department shall be
paid only his actual traveling expenses.
:o money shall be used for the purpose
mentioned until a valid title to the site
for said building shall be vested in the
United States, nor until the state of Illi
nois shall have ceded to the United States
exclusive jurisdiction over the same, dur
ing the time the I nited States shall be or
remain the owner thereof.-for all pur
poses except the administration of the
criminal laws of said state and the ser
vice of civil process therein.
The 'building shall be unexposed to
danger from fire by an open space of at
least forty feet on each side, including
streets and alleys.
The jury in the McEn!ry fees suit
against the city brought in a verdict this
morning of $425 tor the plaintiff. City
Attorney Haas at once gave notice of a
petition for a new trial.
In the circuit court yesterday action
was taken in pleas for divorce as follows
Sarah A. Wolstencroft vs. John Wols-
tencroft : decree for alimony: Geo. Hub
bard vs. Mary J. Hubbard; continued.
Anna Lark vs. John Lark: dismissed
Claus Voigt vs. Catherine Voigt; finding
tor claimant. J. A. Hwanson vs. Sophia
swanson; continued. Charles Kiley vs
America Riley; continued. Narcessa
Cook vsJames Cook; judgment by de
fault. Len a Smuts vs. Charles Smutz;
continued. Anna May David vs. John
A. David; decree. C. A. Harris vs. Han
na L. Harris; referred to master.
nve your ice cream put up in brick.
melon, pyramid or individual forms by
Krell & Math and then you will have
something extra fine for your parlies or
receptions, rio extra charge.
Wanted A good appetite. You can
have it easy enough by taking Hood's
Sarsaparilla. It tones the digestion and
cures sick headache.
ruep in io rwreu s Math s ice cream
parlor and try a dish of the finest and
purest ice cream made.
The only time payment houe in Dav
enportThe C. F. Adams' Home Fur.
nishmg house. 322 Brady street.
Whitman's butter caps and marsh mal
lows put up Jn fancy half pound boxes at
Krell s Math's.
Baby carriages including the Down
ing sleeping couch at the Adams, 322
Brady street, Davenport.
- Kwdraom suites, folding beds, mat
tresses, pillows on the credit system, at
tne Aoams. oza uraay street, Davenport
THE MILAN ROAD.
t'oart Action and Other 91 attera row
Ins Ont of it and the Davenpert Es
The petition for a receiver for the
Rock Island & Milan road was called up
in the circuit court again this morning,
but on the prayer of Col. Curtis a cons
tinuation until tomorrow was granted to
permit him to prepare his answer to the
The point most strongly emphasized in
the answer is that the road which never
paid under its original management and
on the contrary lost at the rate of $6,000
a year for eight years, has during March
and April, under the management of
President Stoddard in two of the dullest
months in the year cleared over 500.
and further, that formerly the receipts
never exceeded the expenses except in the
months of heavy traffic July and Aug"
The answer on the part of the road
also charges that the application for a re
ceiver is an attempt to wreck the road,
while the bill for a receiver also attrib
ute s similar charges to the company as
prompting the confession of judgments
on the part of the president to protect his
Judge Smith yesterday made the fol
lowing entries in the civil docket with
reference to the Milan road and the Bai
ley Davenport estate:
Peoples National bank vs Rock Inland
& Milan Street Railway company; judg
ment for plaintiff.
John Peetz, cashier, vs the Rock Island
& Milan Street Railway Co ; same order.
John Peetz vs Rock Island & Milan
Street Railway Co ; judgment for f2,
John Peetz, administrator of real es
tate of B. Davenport vs Rock Island &
Milan Street Railway Co.; judgment for
9 19,166 03.
Yesterday Capt. Pee!z, as administra
tor for the Davenport estate, sold three
shares of the stock of the deceased in the
company one to Msj. H. C. Connelly,
one to J. M. Buford and one to H.L.
Davenport. The transfer of stock to
these gentlemen is significant in that an
election of five new directors is to take
place on Wednesday. May 28.
wintergreen, maple and lemon
extra fine and fresh at Krell &
Buy your carpets, furniture and dra
penes at the C. F. Adams, 322 Brady
Parlor suites, lounges and rattan rock
ers at the Adams, 322 Brady street. Day
Sideboards, fancy dining tables, chairs,
at the Adams, 322 Brady street, Daven
port. HARPER'S THEATRE.
?. A. Stecl, - - Manager.
MONDAY AND TUESDAY,
May 19th and 2uth.
LdnVI The Monarch of Conjoiore
In a Programme embracing mure Novelties
and Murllme 1 1 1 tiriona than ever before
rxhitiilvd on any li;o.
Each nigUl Mr. Zanxic will give away
Beautiful and Valuable Presents
which can now he wen in the windows of
Price 2. 3S and SO cents.
Table and Shelf Oil
ROOM AND riCTTRE
tT-pictnr Cord. Twine, Kail
auil Hook at loweet pricna.
i'all and aee.
C. C. Taylor
1625 Second avenue, .
Under Kock Island Doom.
in rs 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
remitted rree or marge.
" E. W. HURST,
Attorney at Law-
Booma 3 and 4 Masonic Temple,
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
Lloyd & Stewart,
SOLE AGENTS V
BOCK UUSD, 11.1;
Spring Styles now Ready.
Laundried Victoria Shirts are the
latest and nobbiest wearing ap
parel out. Two styles just re
ceived in plain and pleated fronts.
Large assortment ot POINT
LACES just placed on sale in
White, Cream, Two-toned and
Black, very durable and suitable
for Wash Goods. Prices begin at
5 cents per yard.
Hoclc 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 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
you desire. .
DON'T FORGET THE PLACE.
Nos. 1525 and 1527 Second Avenue,
And Nos. 124, 126 and 128 Sixteenth Street,
ML.i.icn m.t iitxvtajL.r -.i
BOOTS AND SHOES.
THE LARGEST AND BEST STOCK
At the Lowest prices in tne three cities.
PATENT LEATHER SHOES
ITanned Goods in all
An Encyclopedia valued at $8 00 (riven away to each customer buInu $23.00
worth of Boots and Shoes. Call In and let us show yon the book and
explain how you can get it free.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
CEHTRALfSHOE STORE, 1818 Second Avesaa.
ELM STREET SHOE STORK
A handsome assortment of half
wool Challies will be placed on
sale this week at very low prices.
New line of Ladies' WHITE
APRONS beginning at 25 cents.
New Mull Ties.
New Silk Ties'
Satins, Ginghams, Embroid-
ies, White Goods', Underwear and
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
eee 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 sweef, and you can use ice
for cooling without having it
touch the water at all.
I have them from 6.?5 up,
according to style of finish and
Ceockerv and China,
ie09 Second Avenue.
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