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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 1890.
To the cold, backward weather of last
week, oar Lace Mitt sale could not be
said to have been a "howling success"
Our sales of course were LARGE, but
not as many were sold as we think
ought to have gone at the very low
quotations we named. Hoping for
better weather for the coming week we
shall continue the sale for another six
days, keeping our FIVE great leaders
at the same prices as quoted last week,
7c, 14c, 16c, 20c and 25c; above posi
tively cannot be matched elsewhere.
The regular lines of course remain
unchanged; the same cut prices of last
week continuing, and we confidently
assert that they are the best and cheap
est line of Lace Mitts ever put on this
market and buyers of last week will no
doubt add still farther to the supplies
To make the sale especially interest
ing, we shall place on sale this week 3
lotsof25o lisle gloves at only 8c per
There are plain blacks, also colored
gloves with embroidered backs and
black with colored embroidery 6u
backs. Remember only 8c while they
8o, 8c, 8c, 8c.
A lo of new bargains Inot added to onr Baenent
We can show yon 40 aHM-tl barcniiia iu thin department any day this wek, nmt we challenge you to
uisivu uiiu iu iuc uiii-B tivics. r c ii it: a u wuai we nay, arnica) wuai we mean.
1712, 1714. 1716. 1718, 1720 and 1722 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 & ADLER,
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.
Another case (12 dozen) of those
CAPE MAY Shade Hats go on sale
this week at 9c each.
6 dozen assorted colors. Milan
Sailor all lined and trimmed with wide
satin edge gros grain ribbon for this
sale 47o; earlier were $1.12.
10 dozen of the fancy shape Misses
Lisette, fancy edge, all lined and trim
med with satin ribbon, for this sale they
will go at 27c, assorted colors.
Our MILLINERY DEPARMENT
is overflowing with the greatest bar
gains to be found in the market.
Our Miss Adams is constantly on
the alert for every novelty as soon as
shown in the East, and the enormous
trade this season in this department is
more than gratifying to us.
With our increased force of trim
mers we are enabled to turn out all
work with our usual promptness, and
can promise any order, where especial
haste is aesireci.wiThiu 534 hours from
time the order is left with us.
Derjartment Is mikiue that a Verv hniv ii1tra
KINGSBURY & SON,
1705 Second Avenue.
the Liver, Kidney and Stomach.
Its Appearance Should be Substan
The Advantage of the Ordinance to
I'ht.i Itlilaptdatrt Condition of
"Among other good works that are
being accomplished for the good of Rock
Island," said a citizen to an Argus re
preset) lative this morning, "attention
should be given Market square, the con
dilion of which is at present actually dis
gracefjl, and cannot much longer, I
think, escape the attention of our enter
prising city council. A man who has
any inu?rest io the city miy observe with
pride und pleasure what has been accom
plished in the way of improvement at
Spencvr square, which has been trans
formed from a swamp to a beautiful
park such as would do credit to any city
Rock Island has realized, and will con
tinue ro realize, a gtin for every cent that
has h en expended in this great work.
"But while we are gratified over this
advantage, we should not abut our eyes
ti the condition of Market pjuare, the
condition of which is almost as deplor
able a was was Spencer square formal
ly. Aid. Larkin's ordinance, which was
presented at Monday night's session of
the council for the paving of the square,
should not fail of passage. Here is a large
block of property in the business heart
of the city, a locality that naturally first
attracts the eye of the stranger in the
city, i.nd it is the first objective point of
all farmers coming to town. Aside from
the puving of the square there are other
minor improvements that ought to be
made, and which, while not in
volving a necessarily large expen
diture on the part of the city,
will n-sult in great benefit to
Rock Island. Ilve you noticed the
dilapidated condition of the fountain on
the Second avenue front of the square?
Here is an ornamental as well as useful
structure, a ift to the city, which is act
ually going to pieces through shere ne-.
gleet. It will not cost the city a great
deal to put this fountain in good condi
tion. A little job of plumbing followed
up a few coats of paint is all that is
"And another thing The electric light
tower at Mitchell & Lynde's corner is
soon to be removed. Ii is right it should
be, aM it never should have been erected
there. Low lights constitute the only
satisfactory method of illuminating the
business part of the city. The towers are
all r ght on the outskirts, but for the
bush ess streets the low lights alone are
adaptable. Now, as to my point. In the
cupola of the structure which contains
the fountain is an excellent place for an
electric light. The lamp is really already
there and is in readinesi for the reception
of the light. This is one suggestion which
I wish to throw out, and another is that
in addition to the paving of the square
and the improvement of the square.
the 1 ttle shanty which is used for weigh
master's quarters should be replaced by
a bu ldingof more artistic design, such as
would combine quarters for the weigh-
master in the lower part and a band
stand above, or that it simply he used for
the weigh master. At any rata there
should be a he ter 1 Hiking building
"My idea in suggesting the bandstand
is that there might be merchants' sub
scri( tion concerts in the squire Saturday
niglts alternating with Spencer square.
However, the band could occupy the
3pace inclosed in the fountain structure,
but it would not be so convenient for the
musicians. These improvements should
command the attention of the council
this spring. The fountain certainly will
be placed in better condition, while the
PLVing ordinance should surely pass."
Frank Clough entered a plea of guilty
to t fie charse of breuch of the peace pre
ferred by Chas. Searle before Magistrate
Wivill yesterday and was fined $3 and
cos' 8. The case of Mr. Clough against
Mr. Hearle for assault was taken on a
change of venue to Justice Ilawes.bcfote
whom it is to be tried.
The police started out on their warfare
against the unchecked canine this morn
ing. The license to the Rock Island dog
granted a year ago to enjoy existence un
molested by the police has run out and
the owner must either purchase the brute
a new lease of life or it will suffer the ex-
tre-ne penalty of the law which is
There is no trace whatever of the thief
who stole from Schwecke's saloon Sunday
nif lit the accounts of railroad men indebt
ed to Mr. Schwecke and E. Luchman,
bis present partner. The accounts aggre
ga ed $4,000 and it is believed they were
stc len not so much to. avoid payment as
to prevent attachment of wages, which
rut ana immediate discharge from the em
ploy of the Rock Island company.
The "Italrj-maldn" Kerrptlon.
A reception was tendered the "dairy
mr.ids" and others who participated
in the "dairymaids supper" in con
nexion with the recent M. E. festival at
th'i Rock Island rink at the residence of
Cept-T.J Robinson on Seventh avenue
and Twentieth street last evening. The
muida and attendants wore the costumes
in which they appeared at the rink and
eajh of the guests was presented with a
souvenir of red and white ribbon with
bell attached, on which appeared the in
set ption "Souvenir of the Dairymaids'
Reception, May 20, 1893." Bleuer's or
chestra stationed at the head of the stairs,
furnished music and elaborate refresh
en ;nts were served.
A Too Vmt Off.
Clifton Gardner, one of the engineers
at the Mitchell & Lynde artesian well,
mat with a peculiar misfortune this moro
ing. Be was standing on the edge of
the well when a seven-inch pipe, sus
pended thirty-four feet above, fell and
struck him on the left arm and left foot
in such a manner as to sever the great
tee almost completely. Dr. Plummer,
w bo was called, finding it necessary to
aioputate it at the joint. The arm was
a so scratched considerably.
ONE STRONG POINT GAINED.
The Mnpervlaior Architect of the
(overnment Favor the Roek Is
land Public Bnildiax Moline liar-
bar Preaperts not Bright.
Tbe Chicago Herald contains among
other Washington dispatches two tele
grams that are of special interest to this
locality. One is of an exceedingly grati
fying nature and pertains to Rock Is
land's public building. It is as follows:
Supervising Architect Windrin has
made tbe following report on the meas
ure submitted for his opinion to provide
for the erection of a public building in
the city of Rock Island:
"From computations made in this of
fice it is found that a suitable site can he
procured and a public building, about 60
feet by 100 feet in dimensions, two
stories hieb, with basement, of fire proof
construction, including heating appara
tus, vaults, elevator service and ap
proaches, can be erected thereon for
$200,000. After duly considering the
subject, I am of the opinion that such a
building will afford proper accommoda
tions for the present and prospective
needs of the government ofllces to be lo
cated therein, and that said bill should
become a law.'
The other is in reference to the Molinc
harbor improvements and is appended in
The chief of engineers has submitted
the following report on the survey of
Moline harbor with a view to determin
ing whether the harbor be worthy of im
provements by the general government:
Moline is a very important manufactu
ring city and shipping point. At the
present time neatly all of the shipments
and receipts are by rail. What propor
tion of such shipments and receipts
would be affected by waver transportation
if a safe and convenient landing were
available it is impossible to determine;
but enlarging the facilities for water
shipments would undoubtedly benefit the
manufacturers of Moline and the city
generally, by increasing the effect of
water competition on railroad rates.
While desirability of a good and conven
ient harbor at Moline "if it be practicable
to have one at reasonable expense." must
be acknowledged, the enormous cost
which would attend the construction of a
harbor at the locality proposed and the
approach thereto, "si that the largest
steam craft on the upper Mississippi may
be able to land at the lowest stHges of
water," and the other facts presented, lead
me to the conclusion that Moline city
harbor is not worthy of improvement by
the general government.
Fresh gooseberries at May's.
Nice bananas at F. fl. Young's.
New potatoes at F. O. Young's.
Spring chickens at F. O. Young's.
Fresh strawberries at F. Q. Young's.
N. W. Cheney, of Rural, was in the
A telephone was placed tod-ty in Whec
Ian Bros', grocery.
J. Elder, master mechanic of the R. I.
& P. road, was in the city yesterday.
Get your awniugs and tents of G. II.
Young, 11? Main street, Davenport, Iowa.
All kinds of vegetables and nice or
anges and bananas at Rrowner's Elm
A new canning factory is aiming the
ndustries talked of for Kick Island the
Mrs. Ann Burrall and Iter grand daugh
ter. Miss Grace Frysinger, have returned
from Hot Springs. Ark.
Contractor Schell commenced tear
ing down Mitchell & Lynde's abandoned
bank building this morning.
Dr. Geo. A. Wiggins, of Milan, has
been appointed county physician at the
poor farm by the commissioners in
Lieut, J. F. Bell, U. S army, and wife.
from Fort Riley, Kan., also Mrs. E. A.
Garlington with her two children, are in
the city visiting the ladies parents, Capt.
and Mrs. T. J. Buford.
Mr. M. A. Patterson, assistant general
freight agent of the R. I. & P., is con
sidering plans for a handsome new home
on a lot recently purchased by him on
Ninteenth street, between Seventh and
Richard Sibley, representing R. L.
Polk ifc Co., publishers of the Illinois
State Gazetteer, is in the city for the pur
pose of revising tbe material pertaining to
Itock Island, preparatory to the iseuine
of the seventh edition of the work. Any
changes troin those given the former so
licitors of the Gazetteer my be left at the
A nous office.
Prof. Southwell is satisfied that the
small artesian welt which developed in
the court at the Rock Island house yes
terday was due to the misplacement of
the packing in the artesian well on Mitch
ell fc Lynde's premises which caused the
water to force itself through a fissure un
til it struck an abandoned well a depth of
thirty-one feet. The packing was re
moved and the water in the branch well
Messrs. Chi is. Leafller, Henry Treeman,
J. B. Zimmer and Gephardt Raible, the
latter of the brewery firm of liaible &
Stengle, will leave the city Sunday
for a four months' visit to Europe. They
will board the good steamship7 Augusta
Victoria, May 29. The first three go for
health and pleasure, while Mr.Raible will
combine pleasure with business. When
on his travels he will make a note of the
brewery business of Europe.
R. W. O'Meara, the city editor of the
Davenport 2tw, Who has been waging
an insincere war on the Davenport po
lice for a year and a half under the mis
representation that he was conducting a
crusade in the interests of morality, has
been discharged by the Time company
for .repeated! disgraceful conduct, im
morality and dissipation to such an ex
tent as to bring his paper into disrepute.
He has been succeeded by W. D. Pearne,
who will endeavor to give a better tone
of refinement to the Time' local columns.
The editor of the Union made an ener
getic canvass among the candidates for
county offices during the county commit"
tee meeting yesterday and gave it ont in
a manner not to be misinterpreted, that
unless he was "seen" by the various as
pirants for political honors, the Union
would not acknowledge the candidacy of
any failing so to provide. Tbe conse
quence was that the Univn'i exchequer
was replenished this morning to the ex tent
of 55, and the names of D. J. Cbinn.
Ed. Eittleson. Wm. Atkinson and W. J
Raraskill, by the public announcement of
which the Union's pile might have been
$15 more, are diligently ignored.
After two years of tbe hardest of work
I have succeeded in making a good busi
ness out of nothing, and owing to the
poor health of Mrs. Goldqerg I am com
pelled to sell out the Rock Island steam
laundry to Mr. A. M. Parker, a well known
laundry man from Muscatine, Iowa. I
must say that it is with some feeling of
regret that I have been compelled to do
this as I have found Rock Island a con
genial place and its people very kind. I
take great pleasure in having the oppor
tunity to thank them one and all. Re
spectfully. M. GOLDBUBG.
THE WATER POWER PLANT
Are the Holmes People Endeavor
ing to Bay It?
Possibility of m (system t Propfllln
Rail ways from the Hears Dam -The
Mituation as It Looks.
The Argus of last Thursday announced
the incorporation of a company with
$150,000 capital for the development of
the Rock river water oower owned by
the Messrs. Sears. C. B. Holmes and
his associates in the Chicago street rail
way syndicate, owning the best lines in
the Irl-cities were in the city on that
day. AVhile Mr. Holmes is not friendly
to electricity as a motive power in the
methods thus far developed, be is always
on the lookout for something that will
benefit his street railway service, and he
became interested in the water power
deal, asked a great many questions about
it, and then went out and inspected it.
Since his return to Chicago there has
been a good deal of quiet negotiation,
the outcome of which has not
yet been reached, but it is be
lieved the Holmes syndicate has realized
the possibilities of the- utilizing of that
power as a means of propelling street
cars and is attempting to get possession
of it. Of course, if this is the aim of the
Chicago capitalists it will settle all ques-,
tions as to the future power in the tri
citv lines, and while the syndicate has re
peatedly announced the probable success
of other methods, experimental tests of
which have involved an outlay of $40,000
already, electricity would be the power
adopted if the water power were pur
chased by Mr. Holmes.
It can very readily be seen what an ad
vantage would accrue from an economic
al standpoint to own the water power for
electricity where there are so many lines
as Mr. Holmes possesses in Rock Island,
Davenport and Moline, and under the
condition of ownership of that power the
synlicate could more reasonably abandon
Its hopes of a future power more accept
ble than the electricity in its present
form. Ot course it remains to be seen
whether or not the syndicate will come
into possession of this power, and con
tingent upon this will be its policy
whether to adopt electricity or pursue its
investigations for a system more advan
tageous. DESIRING SEPARATION.
The 'ae or Caroline vs. t'arl A.
Hrlimitl. in the t'irenu I'oirt-.-The
The attention of the circuit court is
now absorbed with the divorce case of
Carl A. vs. Caroline Schmid, spoken of
yesterday, and which is one of the most
important of the terra. By mutual con
sent trial by jury was waived, and it is
being heard before the court. The com
plainant, who is represented by E D.
Sweeney J. L. Haas appearing
for the defense alleges extreme
and repeated cruelty in her plea,
and asks for a divorce, and a
division of her husband's property,
which is worth $7,000. The couple live
on Twentieth street, Mr. Schmid being a
well known carpenter and contractor.
They have been married thirty-five years
and have had twelve childnn, nine of
whom are living, and all of whom have
had to make their own way since they
were nine years of age. While cruelty is
the chief allegation of the petition, there
are charges of immorality on the part of
the husband hinted at.
Yesterday Mrs. Caroline Schmid, the
complainant, testified to several acts of
cruelty on the part of her husband, men
tioning three in particular. The first oc
curred in 1882, when she swears she was
thrown out of the house and had one of
her ribs broken, from which she has suf
fered ever since, being unable to work.
The other two acts of violence were not
so marked, and simply consisted, as she
avers, in striking her. She swears she
has bad to have treatment on account of
the broken rib, and has been an invalid
since. She also testified to the cruel
treatment of her children by her husband,
and to bis use of obscene and vulgar lan
guage to her in their presence, and that
he has several times threatened to kill
both them and her. She admits that she
has a temper and has often been provoked
to talk back.
This morning the two daughters Emms,
and Lottie, were on tbe stand, and cor
roborated their mother as to the minor
acts of cruelty, but they were too young
to know anythiog about tbe broken rib
charge. Lottie particularly testified to
being beaten at one time with a pitch
fork and at another with a shovel by her
father for simple offenses. This after
noon the oldest daughter, Mrs. Annie
Peters, of Marshalltowh, Iowa, is on the
stand. Tbe oldest son, Ahgust Schmid,
Is taking an active part in his mother's
behalf. Tbe esse is likely to occupy the
remainder of the week.
OT1IER COURT DOINGS. -
This afternoon Thomas Dunning and
Oscar Lindquist, tbe boys Indicted for
breaking into Mr. West's room in Bene
ston's block, were before Jadge Smith,
who gave them some good advice and
suspended sentence until the September
term of court, when they will be obliged
to report as to their conduct.
Judge Smith this morning granted a
new trial io-the McEoiry case against the
The 'hallrnce Accepted.
The challenge appearing in last night's
ARousof J. W. Mclntire, of Moline, to
fight any pugilist in the three cities for
50. agreeing to knock out his opponent
in six rounds, has brought s prompt re
ply. Here it ia:
To J. W. Mclntire
Rock Island, May 21. In reply to
vour challenge appearing in last night's
Argus and pledge to knock out anybody
in tbe three cities of your own weight in
six rounds, I hereby accept the condi
tions, and further will bet you any part
of 250 that you will not stop me in six
rounds. JamksI auckrr, (Unknown.)
1616 Second avenue. Rock Island.
Furnished rooms for rent. Inquire of
FOR COLD WATER,
The Prohibition Convention at Mo-
line Today Uelerateo Elected-.
The prohibitionists of Rock Island
county are holding a mass convention at
Y. M. C. A. building this afternoon.
Tnere are about twenty men from various
parts of the county and as many mem
bers of the W. C. T. U. present Alfred
Williams, of Moline, is chairman, and
Mrs. Dumphtfcy is secretary. Tbe first
hour of tbe session was devoted to a
speech from "Uncle Dick" Haney, of
The convention appointed delegates to
the 'state senatorial, congressional and
legislative conventions when they are
cal'ed, as follows:
State Hamilton Wreath. Alfred Wil
liams, Mrs. Mary Wright, -Mr. Burrall.
Ryon Jordan. Jacob Marshall. F. D.
Wait, Mrs. L. P. Savadge, Mrs. Russell,
W. W. Bearby. Mr. Ecker.
Senatorial II. L. Bullen. D. Jordan,
J. D. Pearsall, Samuel Wainwrigbt.
Congressional F. E. Crompton, J. R.
Reeves, Mr. Metzgar, Alfred Williams.
Legislative W. H. Wheaton, Rev. A.
Harper, John Hartzel', N. C. Tyirell.
The nominations for county offices
were left to a subsequent convention yet
to be called.
The Reindeer wf nt north.
Tbe stage of the water was 3:85 at
noon; tbe temperature C6 above zero.
The Pilot, Irene D. and LeClalre
passed down, the latter with 16 strings
U. s. fliasALOmd, i
Washington, D. C, May 41. f
For the next 24 hours for Illinois:
Clearing weather and colder.
that at this season tbe blood is filled with
impurities, tbe accumulation of months of
close confinement in poorly ventilated
stores, workshops and tenements. AH
these impurities and every trace of scrof
ula, sslt Tbeum, or other disease may be
expelled by taking Hood's Sarsaparilla.
the test blood purifier ever produced. It
is the only medicine of which "100 doses
one dollar" is true.
The double edged reversible shears
two pair in one the most practical
shears invented. J. W. Jones sole agent
for Rock Island county. No. 1614 Sees
ond avenue. Rock Island.
The only time payment bouse in Dav
enportThe C. F. Adams' Home Fur
nishing house, 322 Brady street.
Whitman's buttercups and marsh mal
lows pnt up in fancy half pound boxes at
Erell & Math's.
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
Mint, wintergreen, maple and lemon
wafers extra fine and fresh at Krell &
Baby cirri ages including the Down
ing sleeping couch at the Adams, 322
Brady street. Davenport.
Step in to Krell & Math's ice cream
parlor and try a dish of tbe finest and
purest ice cream made.
Sideboards, fancy dining tables, chairs,
at the Adams, 322 Brady street, Daven
port. Parlor snita. Inuncrpa and ratlin rruV.
era at the Adams, 322 Brady street, Dav
Table and Shelf Oil
room and picture
tPlctnr Cord, Twtne, Kail
anil Hooka at lowcat pricoa.
Call and sec.
C. .C. Taylor
1625 Second avenue,
Under Bock Island Booae.
1 aims or
1200.00 and Upwards
For sale, secured oa land worth from
three to live times the amount
of tbe loan.
Interest T per cent semi annually, collected and
remitted t rae of eaarg.
E. W. HURST,
Attorney at Law :
Booms S and 4 Masonic Temple,
ROCK ISLAND. ILL,
Lloyd & Stewart
. SOLE AGENTS
BOCK UUID, ILL.,
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 ol POINT
LACES just placed on sale in
White, Cream, Two-toned and
Black, very durable and suitable
for Wash Goods. Prices begin at
cents per yard.
Hock Island. Illinois.
Who now own the
West of Chicago, are ready to take the people of this vicin
ity through one of the largest and finest
in this section of the country, which is elegantly lighted
ahd contains the largest and hansomest PATTERNS OF
ever seen in the three cities, and their stock of FURNI
TORE and CURTAINS is grander than ever.
DON'T FORGET THE PLACE.
CLEMANN & SALZMANN,
Nos. 1525 and 1527 Second Avenue,
And Nos. 124, 126 and 12S Sixteenth Street,
Will the Ladies be who visit
MRS. P. GREENAWALT
Surprised at its neatness.
Surprised at its fairness.
Surprised at the kind treatment.
Surprised at the large assortment.
Surprised at thejitcet shapes.
Surprised at tbe correct styles.
Surprised at the low prices.
Surprised at the fine materials used.
Surprised at tbe trimmed bats
Surprised at the original styles.
BOOTS AND SHOES;
THE LARGEST AND BEST STOCK .
At the Lowest prices in tne three cities.
PATENT LEATHER SHOES
For Ladies and Gentlemen.
ISjTanned Goods in all colors.
An Encyclopedia valued at 6 00 Riven away to each customer buving $25 00
worth of Boots and Shoes. Call in and let us show you the book and
explain bow yon can get it free.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, 1818 Second Avenue
KLM STREET 8BOK.8TOBJC
Stt Fifth AveMt) ... u
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
largest ground floor
Surprised at the stylish hats.
Surprised at the stvlish toques.
Surprised at the stylish bonnets,
Surprised at the assortment of childrens'
and misses hats,
Surprised because it is the only place Iu
Rock Island where you can find
everything in fine millinery to suit
Come in and see the pretty bats and
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