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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY, MAY 16. Ife90.
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.
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 sale, sure and pleasant
They have no equal as a Family
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.
and act like a charm.
Pill, and that all may try them
THE HOLMES SYNDICATE.
Yesterday's Inspection of Tri-City
A Trip Over the Milan Llae Ideas af
IMretor Walker aa to Metlve Pow
After their tour of inspection of the
various lines of their own system last
evening, President Holmes and Directors
Walker. Mitchell and Buckingham, of the
Chicago street railway syndicate.at Supt.
Schnitg er's suggestion, took a trip over
the Reck Island & Milan road to the
watch tower and the Milan terminus,
President Hass, of the Citizens' Improve
ment association, and an Argus repre
sentative accompanied the party. While
waiting, at the corner of Seventeenth
street itnd Second avenue for the car,
Mayor McConochie and a number of al
dermen and other representative citizens
were introduced by the officials, and sev.
eral minutes of pleasant conversation in
sued. Mr. Holmes also examined the ar
tesian wi ll on Mitchell & Lynde's prem
Ises, an 1 took much interest in the pro
cess of drilling, which proved to be of
the nature of a revelation to hira.
On tl e trip to the tower the reporter
had a pleasant informal interview with
Mr. W. B. Walker, who is one of the di
rectors as well as one of the heaviest
stockholders in the syndicate. He ex
pressed great satisfaction with the syndU
ca'.e's ti i-city plant and its prospects as a
financial venture. "We are not deriving
any rev mue from it yet," be said. "The
returns are all on the other side of the
scale. We are constantly at an expense
such, however, as we expected in pur
chasing the line3 hereabouts for in truth
we got nothing but the franchises but
we hop- to have everything completed
within the present year. Our output here
so far has been close to ?SOO,000. and we
are not through yet, but we feel confident
that the future will bring a good aud sat
isfactory return. We are very much
pleased with your cities here. Rock Island
is an especially promising place. I have
noticed that most of your buildings in the
busines s part of town are of brick. I
have observed too, the improvements that
are beicg made here on your streets and
your park up on Second avenue. These
are things that express the stranger in a
city at lirst glance. They gitffe him a
favorable idea of the city at once, and he
has coafidence in it from the first. I
think Tix k Island has a most encourag
ing f Hit re indeed and you can be assured
that it is to our interests that it should
Returning to the subject of the com
pany's system here, the reporter inquired
as to th'5 investigations of the syndicate
as to power, on which Mr. Holmes bad
briefly trpressed himself in the afternoon.
"We realize." replied Mr. Walker,
"that Jhe last day for horses for street
cars is s.ion to be reached, and we
are equally satisfied that the future
power f r lines such as we hava here, has
not yet been fully developed, though we
believe that we have it in the gas and
gleam motors which we are constantly
working on. In a city like Chicago the ca
ble is the motive power, but it is-too ex
pensive for smaller places."
"How about electricity?" inquired the
"Electricity is not in my opinion
success. That is not yet. Its
possibilities have yet to be re
vealed. The overhead wire sys
tem, which is the most popular and the
only ecc nomical way of using it. is in my
opinion far from perfection, while the
storage battery has not reached that stage
of advancement to warrant its adoption
as an' economical substitute for horses.
These are the reasons why we have done
nothing yet as to power. We don't want
to adopt, anything until we are satisfied
that if In permanent. But we are going
to make a change as soon a9 we can de
termine the nature of the power and are
putting down the best quality of iron we
can get 52 pound rail with that end in
view. As iar as we go we propose to
have eterythin? firstclass, and I think
your observing citizens will bear us out
n that assertion."
On reaching the tower Mr. Holmes
and his associates were struck with the
beauty of the scene, which they unhesi
tatingly pronounced the most lovely they
had ever seen. They also seemed to be
surprised that the Milan road had proved
an unprofitable investment As to their
views of the propriety of making a prop
osition for the purchase of the line, how
ever, they were non committal. This
much they did say: that the road's sole
value 1 ly in its approach to the tower, and
that the motive power, car equipment and
road be d would all have to be entirely re
placed if any money was to be made out
The directors afterward visited Milan
and returned to Rock Island at 7 o'clock.
They returned to Rock Island after a re
ception at the rooms of the Davenport
Business Men's association last evening.
Briefly stated, the views of the Chicago
capital ists seems to be that the Milan
road rc nning as it docs to the tower,
could 1 made a source of profit, while as
to the nature of power on all the lines,
the belief is that the overhead wire elec
tric system might be adopted if nothing
better c ould be Becured.
At a special meeting at the Business
Men's association rooms at Davenport
last nlr. ht Mr. Holmes said, on the power
We think we appreciate the responsi
bility tii at rests upon us, and I wish I
could ay now just what we intend to do.
But w e are experimenting. I may say
that wo have put more than (300,000 in
to experiments. We want to find a pow
er that is swift, tapid, safe and reliable.
We think it is in eight or very,, nearly bo,
and wc hope soon to give you a demon
stration of it.
Step in to Krell & Math's ice cream
parlor and try a dish of the finest and
purest ice cream made.
The only time payment house in Dav
enport The C. F. Adams' Home Fur
nishing house, 322 Brady street.
Whitman's butter cups and marsh-mallows
p it up in fancy half pound boxes at
Krell it Math's.
Head lettuce at F. G. Young's.
Spring chickens at F. G. Young's.
Nice pineapples at F. O. Young's.
Choice strawberries at F.43. Young's.
Spring style hats at Lloyd & Stewart's.
Nice spring chickens at C. C. Trueg
dale's. Nice fresh beans and new potatoes at
P. G. Young's.
Laprobcs a fine line from 25 cents
up at Lloyd & Stewart's.
Nice wax beans, cucumbers and pie
plant, at C. C. Truesdale s.
Another line of ties just opened this
morning at Lloyd & Stewart s.
Mr. T. J. Medill, Jr., is absent from the
city a few days on business.
Mr. Paul Albrecht, of Port Byron, was
in the city today on business.
Supervisor Luther Pearsall came down
from Port Byron this morning.
Oranges, bananas and a full assort
ment of fresh vegetables at Long's. -
Have you seen the once-over tie the
latest thing out at Lloyd & Stewart's?
Mr. T. R. Harper started for Califor
nia last evening to aeewwpany Mrs. Har
The Young People's Methodist alliance
will meet this evening with Miss Ellen
Philp, 316 Sixteenth street.
Mr. C. H. Pixley, of Freeport, repre
senting a Chicago optical house, was in
the city today on business.
Another destructive frost last night.
The elements seem to be determined not
to five the early fruit a show this sea
son. Mr. Alphons Mosenfeldor received a
cablegram from his wife this morning,
announcing her safe arrival on the other
side of the Atlantic.
Maj. L. M. Buford has returned from a
two months' extensive business trip In
which he took in i he south, west and
Word has been received from Alderman
Frank III that he sailed from New York
on Wednesday on the steamer Western
land, of the Red Star line.
Cbas. Hansgen has disposed of his In
terest in Frica & Hangen's livery stable
to Frank Kautz, who is a cousin of Mr.
Fnck, the new name of the firm being
Frick & Co.
The glass works met with a mishap
yesterday. Four of their glass posts burst
at one time, throwing out of employment
for a time four blowera and two heler9,
and also curtailing work of other em
There is to le a reception at the Chris
tian chapel this evening to Rev. T. W.
Grafton, the new pastor, and his wife,
and to which the ministers of the city and
their wives and the various choirs have
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Boynton have re
turned from Chicago, where they at
tended the wedding of Mr. Chas. S.
Holmes and Miss Mabel Tafi, which oc
curred Tuesday n'ght and which was a
notable society event in that city.
Madam Wilson, the celnbraled card
reader and clairvoyant, is in the city for
one week. Parties in trouble of any kind
will rto well to consult her. Satisfaction
guaranteed. Call at 127 Sixteenth street.
Mrs. Phillips' boarding bouse, up stairs.
One of the immense glass lights in the
9tore in Peter Fries' building recently oc
cupied by May's grocery, fell with a crash
while being removed this morning. A
citizen who observed the accident, re
marked: "That.way of taking out glass
window'9 saves time, but It comes high."
Governor Fifer ytsterdav honored
Chas. II. Deere, of Molinc, with the up
pointment as one of the two world's fair
commissioners for Illinois. Every detail
connected with the important position
ill be thoroughly and ably attended to
by Mr. Deere. A. T. Ewing, of Chicago,
is Mr. Deere 's colleague.
The reception at the Piute club last
evening was a very fashionable affair,
and as usual with the entertainments
given by this club, it was a most de
lightful one. The exhibition given by
Mr. W. Cation, of Rock Island, the great
billiardist, was intensely interesting, and
excited the admiration of all. Daven
Hannah Pettifer, the 15 vear-old Dav-1
enport girl who was married to Michael
Sbaughnessy in Rock Island about a week
ago, is now seeking a divorce. The
ground upon which the application is
based is cruel and. brutal treatment,
Shaughnessy having struck her upon the
public street. Her husband has skipped
and his whereabouts are unknown Dav
enport Ietiucrat. .
The Chicago Evening Pout says that
Attorney J. Warren Pease was fined $35
in Judge Baker's court Tuesday morning
for contempt, in having assisted William
Smith, of Utica, Kan , to forcibly take
tbe latter s daughter awav from the
Evanston Industrial School for girls. The
attorney's plea that he had acted much
under the apprehension that the court's
orders were not being violated caused the
ludge to suspend execution until Monday
Engineer Menzie, who, when the Mil
waukee road thought enough of Rock
Island to ran night trains in here, was the
oldest knight of the throttle on the night
express, brought in Capt. Fuller's train
from Freeport this morning and driving
bis good iron stetd 101. Menzie is now
pulling Conductor McNany's passen
ger between Beloit and Milwaukee, but it
being necessary to send Engineer Car
roll's engine, 23, up to Beloit for repairs,
Menzie came down on a couple of trips.
He has not been in Rock Island for two
years and be has been busy hand-shaking
with his numerous friends ever since
stepping out of his cab. He sees a won
derful improvement in Rock Island since
the last time he was here. i
At New Haven, Conn., at 5 o'clock Ust
evening, occurred the marriage .of v tbe
Rev. C. L. Morgan, of Moline, and M iss
Atwatcr, of New Haven. At tbe prayer
meeting at tbe Congregational church
there Wednesday evening, it was voted to
send a congratulatory telegram to New
Haven to be delivered to Mr. Morgan and
bis bride after the ceremony, and when
they were receiving the congratulations of
friends there. The telegram, which was
sent, read as follows: "Your congrega
tion by vote, send their congratulations
to yourself and wife." The receipt of the
message was doubtless a pleasant sur
prise to Mr. and Mrs. Morgan. Tbey are
expected home in less than a fortnight.
Slew Jobblac ilvnae.
Mr. Geo. W. Aster, who has been con
nected in the bakery business with his
father for several years, has branched out
in business for himself. He has opened
a flour supply bouse in Dimick's block on
Twentieth street, and will endeavor to
supply tbe local trade, which is now com
pelled to go to Davenport for stock. He
handles several choice brands from the
Wabasha, Minn., m lis, among which is
one specially designed for Mr. Aster's
trade, and called "Black Hawk." Mr
Aster deserves success in his new enter
Mint, wintergreen, maple and lemon
wafers extra fine and fresh at Krell &
If the boys don't kiss the misses, then
the girls will miss the kisses.
THE CIRCUIT COUBT.
The Arguments for a Receiver for
the Milan Road. -
A. Xumber of Candidates. Xnmed, bat
the Conrt Reserves Hla leelaion
The matter of tbe appointment of a re
ceiver for the Rock Island & Milan road
came up before Judge Smith in the cir
cuit court this morning. The Davenport
estate was represented by Col. Curtis and
the railroad company by Messrs. C. L.
Walker and E. W. Hurst. There was no
contest in the appointment of the re
ceiver, the question being simply as to
who it should be. The petitioner pre
sented the name of Fred Uasa and urged
his appointment, and the company the
names of Messrs. C II. Stoddard, M. G.
Mills and C- n. McConnell, anyone of
whom would be satisfactory to the com
pany. The court took the appointment
under advisement until tomorrow morn
ing. Ia the circuit court yesterday after
noon the assumpsit suit of N. G. Olds &
Son vs. John E. Blakemore, was tried by
a jury composed of John Ewart, Fred
Kollman, John Garey, L. F. Cralle, Geo.
W. Walker, Frank Johnson, Hans Fred
erick, Hans Loge, G. Schmale, F. A.
Schindler, Geo. Simmon and G. G. Hack.
The suit was brought on three notes, but
the evidence for the defense was not sub
mitted, and the jury was instructed to
compute the amount of the notes, less
payments, and with the addition of the
interest. After being out all night It re
turned a verdict for the plaintiff for $100,
but Judge Smith sent them back, and
they returned with & verdict for the full
amount, $3,023 53, tbe same being ac
companied by tbe statement: "By in
structions of the court, we, the jury, find
the issue for the plaintiff, etc." Adair
Pleasints, Esq , appeared for the plain
tiff, and Browning and Entriken.and J. T.
Kenworthy, for the defense.
l-ah Thin Afternoon or Kolirrt T.
t'jnf-M'. II. feayitr r I'aHMen Ana.
Robert T. Coyne died at his residence,
424 Twentieth street, at 12:30 today. He
bad been failing for about five years and
had been bedfast since the Thursday be
fore Thanksgiving last. Two years ago
accompanied by his daughter, Mrs.
Adams, a trip was made to the Rocky
Mountains in hopes of beneficial results,
but be con ti nurd to grow weaker, and
six months ago he leased bis Teed and
sale stable on Maikct square to the Holmes
syndicate and retired from business en
Mr. Coyne was born ia Ireland 53
years ago and came to Rock Island coun
ty in 1S42, being engaged in farming for
a numb; i of years, after which he moved
to II ck Island and bas conducted a
grain, feed and livery business since. He
was probably the most familiar figure on
Market square for years, and there it was
that he made a friend ia every one with
whom he dealt. Hundreds of the farm
ers of Rock Island county will grieve to
learn of his death. He was quiet in his
manners, yet outspoken, and upright in
all that he did. He was a devoted mem
ber of the M. E. church. In the home be
was a kind husband and a model father.
lie leaves with his widow four daugh
ters, all at home -Mrs. C. E. Adams.and
Misses Flora, Lucy and Nettie.
Mr. Coyne's funeral will be held at
1 :30 p. m. Sunday, Rev. G. W. Gue, ofli .
Wm. II. Snyder died at the home of his
father-in-law, David Bowen, 601 Seven
teenth street, at 2 o'clock this aftn"
noon of consumption. He was born
at Enon, Ohio. April 23, 1854, and
had been in Rock Island since a boy. He
learned his trade, that of a printer here,
working for a number of years in the
i num office, and a few months ago he
undertook the management of the Port
Byron Globe, but wasting health com
pelled him to abandon the task a short
time since. He leaves a wife and three
The funeral will be held at 4 o'clock
Sunday afternoon, Rev. G. W. Gue, con
The Mary Morton is expected down.
The Pauline came down with S strings
The Stillwater. Pilot and West Rambo
The F. C. A. Denkman, Stillwater and
Pilot passed up.
The Pittsburg is booked from up river
points this evening.
Tbe stage of tbe water was 5 25 at
noon; tbe temperature 5S.
j "The C. W. Cowles brought sixteen
strings of logs, ami the Abner Gile 8
Tbe steamer Golden Gate, owned by
the Coleman Bros., is on tbe Eahlke
Bros, way 9 to receive a thorough over
hauling preparatory to engaging in the
excursion trade. The covered barge,
Little Gate, has been greatly improved by
new timbers, paint, etc.
Tolaaprove the Water Power.
Among the Washington specials to to
day's Chicago Tribune appears tbe fol
lowing: A special estimate of $101,000 for the
further development of the water power
at the Hock Island arsenal was sent to
the house today by Gen. Benet, chief of
This estimate, Col. Whittemore 6tates,
is for the improvement of tbe channel
above the head of the island, which.wbile
contemplated as a benefit to the water
power, was asked for before the recent
accident at the dam .
Baby carriages including tbe Down
ing sleeping couch at the Adams, 322
Brady street, Davenport.
Bedroom suites, folding bed 9, mat
tresses, puiowa on the credit system, tit
the Adams, 322; Brady street. Davenport.
Mclntire Bros, have a new and reliable
kid glove cleaner; cleans 'perfectly and
leaves no ouor.
A Newspaper Blor at llllaola tit If a
Meektnc ttovernaseat tonlltlna--1
sraoraaee of Facta.
Tbe Chicago Herald't Washington cor
respondent must have experienced a
dearth of news at the national capital
yesterday, so he sent his paper the for
Four Illinois cities are awaiting an op
portunity to get a bill through the house
making provision for the erection of a
public building within their limits. The
friends of these cities, too, are not exor
bitant in their demands upon the treas
ury, the amounts ranging from $40,000
to $75,000. Neither are they cast down
over tbe presidential veto of the Dallas
building appropriation. These cities are
Rock Island, Rock ford, Bloomington and
Sterling. The arguments used In
behalf of these cities seeking public
buildings are sometimes ingenious
and at others funny, while facta not
generally known are occasionally brought
out. For instance. Rock Island lays its
claims to favor to tbe fact that "tbe
name of tbe city is known throughout
the entire country," and because "it was
the original terminua of what is known
as the "Great Rock Island Route."
Bloomington explains that "it is situated
within a few miles of tbe geographical
center of tbe state, nearly midway be
tween Chicago and St. Louis," and that
"it is the county seat of tbe largest coun
ty in the state, and the richest agriculi
tural county in the United States." Ster
ling, on the Rock river, has "a reservoir
of thirteen miles, which furnishes an in
exhaustible water power, not excelled by
any western city."
If t'ue correspondent had been as anx
ious to record facts fairly as he was to
say something, it mattered not what, he
would have investigated as to what is ex
pected of a city presenting a petition for
a government building, and would have
found that all cities so petitioning are
expected to present a complete statement
as to the advantages of tbeir location,
etc., and this practice, no doubt, has
been observed by every city that has ever
applied for a building Chicago not ex
Have your ire cream put up in brick.
melon, pyramid or individual forms by
Krell & Math and then you will have
something extra fine for your parties or
receptions. No extra charge.
Buy your carpets, furniture and dra
peries at the C. F. Adams, 323 Brady
Parlor suites, lounges and rattan rock
ers at the Adams, 322 Brady street, Dav
Sideboards, fancy dining tables, chairs,
at the Adams, 322 Brady street, Daven
port. Girls wanted at the C. O. D. steam
r. a. stekl.
MONDAY AND TUESDAY,
May 19th and 20th.
aaaaaaaml The Monarc h of Conjurors
In a rmeamme mbrarlng more Nor.lt ies
and Startlim; I bunion than ever btfore
exhibited on an; stage.
Evh night Mr. Zanzic will give awav
Beautiful and Valuable Presents
which can now he seen in tbe window of
I'lemaun Jt Salzmann.
Prircs 25, 3S and 50 cents.
Table and Shelf Oil
ROOM AND PICTURE
t"Pictur Cord, Twine, Nails
and Hooks at lowest prices.
Call and see.
C. C. Taylor
1625 Second avenue.
Under Bock 1 alalia Bona.
- $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 ana
remitted free of charge.
E. W. HURST,
Attorney at Law
Booms 3 and 4 Masonic Temple,
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
Lloyd & Stewart.
BOCK 18L.AXD, UX,,
.9) n .(I
Spring Styles now Beady.
Laundried Victoria Shirts are the
latest and nobbiest wearing ap
parel out. Two styles just re
ceived in plain and pleated fronts.
Large assortment of 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.
In order to accommodate their increasing trade and
to have more room in which to display their goods,
CLEMANN & SALZMANX 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. 124, 126 and 128 Sixteenth Street,
MRS. P. GREENAVJALT,
1704 SECOND AVENUE.
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 50
cents on the dollar.
Nowhere in this country can a more satisfactory assortment be found, and
nowhere else in this city can the original'styles be found.
WE ARE LEADERS IN
BOOTS AND SHOES.
THE LARGEST AND BEST STOCK-
At the Lowest prices in trie three cities.
PATENT LEATHER SHOES
2"Tanned Goods in all
An Encyclopedia valued at $6 00 Riven away to each customer bnvlng f 25.00
worth of Boots and Shoes. Call In and let ns show yon the book and
explain how yon can get it free.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
CENTRAL SHOE STORE. 1818 Second Avenue.
ELM STREET SHOE STORE
8988 Fifth Areas
x Challies. ,
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
Eock Island. Illinois.