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THE BOCK IBLAKP ABGUS, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 1S90.
This space is reserved for
-JAHNS & BERTLESON,
16 IS Second Avenue.
-BUY WALL PAPER-
-WHILE WE ARE
A word to -the wise is sufficient. You can eave money
by buying of ua now.
House Furnishing Goods,
Gas Fitting Stock
BAKER & HOUSMAN.
ANDERSON COUNTY SOURMASH
$2.50 Per Gallon.
KOHN &c ADLER,
Removed to 219 Seventeenth Street .
For the cure of all disorders of
They are safe, 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, Bock Island.
KINGSBURY & SON,
1705 Second Avenue.
the Liver, Kidney and Stomach.
and act like a charm.
Fill, and that all may try them
THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.
A Paid System of Protection Bound
A Hurreatloa as to Vain On of tbe
Teaai a the Mtreeta WhfaSiotts
Service at Fire.
The subject of a paid fire department
in Rock Island was never so generally
agitated as it is now. That the city has
reached that state of importance when a
change from past and present forms in
the way of fire protection is absolutely
essential to continued progress is now
general y conceded. Rock Island must
have a more reliable and settled policy as
to its fi e department system if it would
hope to have more outside capital invest
ed here. An alarm svstem has alreadv
been practically determined upon, and it
is very probable indeed that one will be
introduced the present season, but upon
the matter of the department itself, and
what means shall be employed to equip
it is a s abject of more or less division of
opinion. The plan suggested in the Ar-
ava of last Mouday night of combining
the hook and ladder truck and police pa
trol wa;on in one bouse say on Flat
Iron square and uaiug one team for both,
meets ith considerable favor.
Today a plan haB been suggested of
which a number of merchants have ex
pressed their approval, of equipping one
or two companies with teams and using
one of tbe teams for sweeping and sprink-
ing the pavement for two hours each
evening. There would be some risk in
this experiment as it is never known when
a fire my break out, and one is just as
ifeely to occur while a team and men are
otherwise engaged as while they are in
the hou e on the alert and ready to be out
on the street in full running shape in less
than hilf a minute's time. However,
anything that would insure a paid and
properly equipped department, no matter
what tbe conditions, at the cutset would
be highly acceptable. Any step in tbe
ircction of a disciplined flra service
would be bailed by all enterprise
ng citi?ens with delight. The electric
alarm is the first thing essential.
A paid department could not be run
without this advantage any more than the
volunte ers can succeed. The progressive-
minded aldermen are all inclined to this
way of thinking. The question is now
rcore no the equipment, and il is to be
hoped the council wiil see its way to
provide something in this line that will
1 sure and r. liable, and a good start for
a paid service.
THE QL'INCY DIOCESE.
The TMrtf t-nth Annual Convention
at Wnrkiw Tnedy--The F.pinropal
The thirteenth annual convention of
the Episcopal diocese of Quincv was held
at Waisaw Tuesday. Rev. R, F. Sweet
being present from Tiinity church, and
Mrs. Gen. Wru. Hoffman representing the
Woniet 's Auxiliary of Trinity parish.
There vas a good attendance of clergy
and lai'y. After divine service the con-,
vention met for nrtan!$ition and then
adjourned until 2 o'clock, when Bifhop
Burgess read bis annual address, which
was a review of the work accomplished
duiitig the year in tbe diocese and in the
church at lnrge. The remainder of the
afternoon was devoted to routine work.
Rev. E II. Rudd, of Koozville, was elec
ted secretary of the diocese and Rev. T,
B. Martin, of Uleshurg. treasurer.
Rev. Dr. Rudd wasj also reelected
rcgistn r. The old standing committee
was reelected, consisting of Rev. Dr.
Le fling well, of Knoxville, Rev. R. F.
Sweet, of this, city, and Bev Wilkinson,
of Galesburg. Delegates to the provin
cial council were also chosen.
In tbe evening there was a missionary
mcctim; at which addresses were made by
the bishop, clergy and liity, and pledges
made for diocesan missions, etc.
At the meeting of the woman's, auxil
lary ot the diocese, Mrs. uonman, 01
Rock Island, was reelected president.
Miss Marsh, of Warsaw, secretary, and
Miss E ucsled, of Galesburg, treasurer.
The diocesan convention meets in the
catbedral at Quincy next year.
A lUarveloaa Ettcape.
A fearful accident happened to Archel
Verhu'st, a young man nineteen years of
age at Cady'a park, Moline. yesterday
and it is almost miraculous that be is in
the lard of the living today. lie was
with ether men engaged in chopping trees
on the race track in course of construe
tion at Cady's grove, when the misfortune
overtook him. Two trees had been felled
and lodged against a third one, and when,
this ws cut it fell down unexpectedly
The m an had no time to escape the falling
trees i.nd he was caught and completely
covert d by them. His friends thought he
was k Hcd surely, and he was extricated
with c ifQculty. Dr. Merryman, who was
in tbe vicinity, was called and took the
man t bis office. The man was uncon
cious. On examination it was found that
the flesh of his right arm was crushed to
a jelly. This prevented an investigation
as to whether any hones were broken.
The man had also been injured internally
and was considerably bruised about tbe
body. When he recovered conciousness
he wn taken to his home. Whether he
will recover from his injuries is hard
to determine. He haq commenced to
work in the grove yesterday morning, and
a a comparative stranger in Moline.
The Mary Morton went up stream.
The West Rambo, Jack Frost and Pi
lot went up.
Tho A. J. Whitney and J nek Frost
The B. Hersbey - brought down seven
strings of lumber.
This West Rambo came down with
eight strings of logs.
Tho stage of the water was 8:70 at
noon; tbe temperature 62.
Th i double edged reversible ' shears
two pair in one the most practical
shear i invented, J. W. Jones sole agent
for Book Island county! , .No ..,1614 8ec
ond t venue. Rock Island. - ----- i
THE SCHMID DIVORCE CASE.
More of the Telloeay aa the Part or
the Complainant The Uefeadaat
Taken the Mtaao.
The divorce case of Caroline vs. Carl
Schmid, continues to occupy tbe atten
tion of the cirouit court.
Fred and Robt. Schmid were examined
late yesterday afternoon as to the treat
ment of their mother by their father, and
they detailed how their father came very
nearly killing the first named in the al
ley near their home by unmercifully beat
ing a horse, which, in its agonies, leaped
against a barn, and striking the boy each
time it jumped. Despite the boy's peril,
however, both witnesses swore that
Schmid continued beating tbe horse.
They further swore that when Dr. J. M.
Barth. who was a witness, remonstrated
with Schmid and told him he would kill
the boy if he did not cease, Schmid re
plied that it would make no difference;
that Dr. Barth then told him be could be
arrested for bis conduct, and Schmid
said that be had been here thirty-two
years, and it was the first time anyone
had interfered with him in his family,
and be would like to see himself arrested.
AuguBt Schmid was then called, and
detailed fully the particular acts of cru
eliy testified to by his mother and tbe
other witnesses for her. and also gave a
full statement of his father's assets and
Mr. Wm. Jackson testified that at the
time of the throwing of Mrs. Schmid out
of doors, she came to blm for advice and
he told her to return borne. He also gave
evidence as to Scbmid'a ungovernable
temper, and said as president of the Hu
mane society he had notified Schmid tbat
his alleged acts of cruelt must cease.
This morning Dr. J. M. Barth testified
to the incident above related with refers
ence to the treatment of the horse in the
alley, and Schmid's reply to his admon
ition tbat Sen mid was endangering his
John and George Schmid, other sons,
testified this morning, corroborating the
other children as to acts of cruelty and
ill treatment of their mother by their
father, especially as to the language used
by tbe latter. George swore that he was
lame and tbat his father bad kicked him
several years ago for a trivial oflVnse and
still further injured him.
Dr. Thomas Gait testified to having
treated Mrs. Schmid for the injury which
she claims she received from her husband
in 1882, and tbat her health has been
poorly from that time.
Tbe defense called a great numlxT of
witnesses to prove the good character of
Mr. Schmid, among whom were George
Watner, I. Huber, Frank Scbroeder,
Stephen Hull and Gustav Stengel. They
all stated that be was a man of excellent
character, but they knew nothing of bis
home life. They stated, though, that he
was a man of very quick temper.
Mr. Schmid was put upon the stand,
and confessed being a man of ungovern
able temper, but he could not remember
of having struck his wife or injured her;
that if be did strike ber it was without
his knowledge of having demo it ; that the
whole trouMo was due to bis wife's jeal
ousy of him.
eltla ob to the Ropra.
A special composed of two palatini
coaches came in on the C. B. A Q last
night, on which were a number of promi
nent Burlington officials who spent the
night in the city. They were: Geo. B.
Harris, second vice president, succeeding
Henry B. Stone; E. P. Ripley, the retir
ing general manager; J. D. Bessler, gen
eral superintendent; L. E. Johnson, sup
erintendent of the Chicago division, and
W. B.Throop, superintendent of the Rock
Island and St. Louis division. The offi
cials are making a tour of inspection of
the Illinois and Iowa lines of tbe Burs
lington in order that Vice President Har
ris may know tbe extent of the service
under his control before, assuming his
Mr. Ripley stated tbat it was probably
his last visit to Rock Island as an official
of the Burlington road. The next time
he came it would be in the interests of
tbe C, M. $ St. P. of which he is Boon
to become tbe practical head. He will
take a months vacation which he will
spend in Europe before entering actively
into the service of tbe Milwaukee. His
home will continue to remain in Chicago.
Reception tor Phelps.
Saturday evening will be a red-letter
one for the democracy of Monmouth.
Arrangements have been made for a recep
tion In honor to the Hon. Delos P. Phelps,
the newly elected chairman of the demo
cratic state central committee. The ex
ercises will take place in the opera bouse,
and many prominent democrats, not only
from this district, but from different sec
tiona of the state, are expected to be
present. Tbe committee has sent a cor
dial invitation to tbe democrats at large
of Rock Island county, and it is expected
tbat a goodly number will embrace the
opportunity of renewing their acquain
tance with Mr. Phelps and joining in tbe
enthusiasm of the occasion.
The democratic voters of the city of
Kock Island are requested to meet at
tnelr respective voting places in tho sev
eral wards on Saturday evening, May
24th, at o p. m., to select delegates to
the county convention to be held at the
court bouse at 1:30 p. m. Thursday, May
29th. Tbe wards are entitled to delegates
as follows: First, 8; Second, 7; Third,
8; Fourth, 7; Fifth, 8; Sixth, 4; Seventh.
By order of the democratic city com
mittee. Henkt Wheklan, Chairman.
Mrs. H. S. Warner gives a reception on
Mrs. W. S.Knowlton gives a reception
Invitations have been issued by Mrs.
H. C. Connelly for a reception from 8 to
6 next Toesdav afternoon.
Step in to Krell & Math's ice cream
parlor and try a diah of the finest and
purest ice cream made.
Sideboards, fancy dining tables, chairs,
at tbe Adams, 323 Brady street, Haven
port. -- - -
Parlor suites, lounges and rattan rock-
era at the Adams, 322 Brady street, Dav
Mrs. Capt. W. A. Thompson is very
HI with peritonitis.
The democratic primaries are to be
held Saturday night.
Democratic "county convention one
week from today.
Mr. L. S. McCabe has gone to Nebras
ka on a business trip.
A telephone has been placed in the res
idence of Mr. T. H. Thomas.
All kinds of lake and river fish at
Lloyd's, two doors west of Hamper's the
atre. ' . k .
Mrs. Elisha Lee, of Trinidad. British
West Indies, is yisiting at the residence
of Mylo Lee.
Sheriff Bilvis and daughter. Miss Etta
Silvis, have returned home from a two
days' sojourn in Chicago.
Clcmann & Salzmann have just re
ceived another car load of that nice bed
room furniture in solid oak.
Mrs. Agnes McAuley, hospital matron
at Rock Island arsenal, baa returned from
a six weeks' visit to her daughter at Mil
waukee. Mr. C. A. Steel had bis left hand se
verely lacerated by a nail while handling
freight in tbe C, R. I. & P. freight office
Mrs. C. A. Nebeker, an accomplished
and successful music teacher, gives a
piano recital at G. A. R. ball on Satur
day afternoon, at 3 o'clock .
A fine cow is to be raffled off at John
Ainswortb's saloon on Ninth street Sat
urday evening. May 24. A fine weio
wurst lunch will be served.
T. R. Perry, manager of Peter Ba
ker's "Chris and Lena and tbe Emigrant'
company, winch appears at Harpers
theatre on the 29lb. is in the city.
William I") rees.se n is having his place
repapercd in elegant style. Druck miller
& Co. are doing tbe work, which is suf
ficient evidence that it will be well done.
Dnecn't the Union know that Mr. Rob
ert R Lynn, foreman at the Rock Island
Lumber & Manufacturing Co., is an as
pirant for sheriff? His friends say he is
the strongest man yet spoken of.
Mr. B. T. Cable will leave in a few
days for San Antonio on a hurried busi
ness trip, and from thence he will proceed
to New York, from which city be sails
for Europe on June 6 for the purpose of
returning with his family to Rock Island.
The Uuion has agiin "been seen" po
litically and three ambitions repubs
I icans receive $5 more worth of puffery
this morning. Tbe Union's bluff seems
to have succeeded admirably with the
Mr. J. M. Buford this morning sold
two more lots in Mrs. Rodmans addi
tion, one to B. F. Baughman for $800.
and one to Mrs. Eliza A. Egan for $700,
and the prospects are that both will build
E. L. Bradford and wife, of Quincy,
have beea the guests of Division Agent
n. D. Mack, of the C. B. & B., for sev
eral days. Mr. Bradford is general
agent for the Burlington system at Quin
Mr. Siniuel F. Foster, of Milan, died
this morning aged 77 years. He was one
of the oldest citizens of the county and
had a large personal acquaintance who
will he pained to hear of his demise. The
funeral occurs at 10 a. m. Saturday.
Miss Agnes M. Bixby. who for two
years and a half has been stenographer in
tbe office of Guyer & Sweeney, has ac
cepted a position as private secretary to
Division Acent H. D. Maok, of the C, B.
& Q , and her sister. Miss Annie S. Bix
by, succeeds her in her former position.
i"be Union shows its customary polit
ical malice by announcing this morning
that tbe democratic caucuses are to be
held tonight. The intention is plainly to
mislead, of course, lut democrats are not
looking to the Union for pointers as to
Chief Clerk C. O. Bloom, of tbe Rock
Island house, has devised a cashier's win-
dow through which all transactions with
tbe office must pass. Of course Bloom s
artistic skill is displayed both in the de
sign and lettering, and while affording a
convenience the arrangement ia likewise
About 100 representative citizens of
Moline manufacturers, merchants and
professional men called on Mr. C. II.
Deere last night and congratulated him
on his appointment as World's Fair com
missioner. Mr. w. J. .bntrikin made a
complimentary speech and Mr. Deere re
plied. Refreshments and a pleasant
social hour followed.
Chairman Wbeelan, of the democratic
city-lownstnp committee, has issued a
call which appears elsewhere, for the
democratic primaries which are to be
held Saturday night at tbe various voting
places for the purpose of selecting dele
gates to tbe county convention which
assembles on the 29th inst.
All of the schools of district No.
South Rock Island, will meet at Center
school house No. 1 tomorrow at 3 o'clock
in the afternoon to be presented with
flags by friends of the school. Speeches
will be made by tbe Rev. G. W. Gue and
others; and there will be singing by the
A new wholesale and retail cigar store
is the latest addition to tbe list of new busi
ness in this city. It will be located at
No. 1808 Second avenue, and will be
opened for business the first of next
week. Mr. E. Bundschub, lately of St.
Joseph, Mo., is tbe propsietor. He
thoroughly understands thebusineas.hav
ing for several years sold cigars on tbe
Business men of Burlington put $ 2.000
into a boom edition ot Frank Leslie's
illustrated newspaper. Tbey are now
wondering it tbey got the worth of their
money. The best way to boom your city
is through your local paper. If the en
terprising citizens of Burlington had in
vested $2,000 in their home papers it
would have done ten times as much good.
When you invagt your money in outside
newspaper booms, tbe reader knows it is
paid for and passes it by, but thousands
of copies of your home paper sent out at
Have your ice cream put up in brick,
melon, pyramid or individual forms by
Krell a Math and then you will have
something extra fine for your parties or
receptions. No extra charge.
Bedroom suites, folding beds, mat
tresses, pillows on the credit system, at
tbe Adams, i'i'i Brady street uavenport.
The only time payment house in Dav
enport The C. F. Adams' Home Fur
nishing house. 322 Brady street.
Whitman's buttercups and marsh mal
lows put up in fancy half pound boxes at
Krell & Main's.
Mclntire Bros, have a new and reliable
kid glove cleaner; cleans perfectly and
leaves no oaor.
Buy your carpets, furniture and dra
penes at tbe U F. Adams. 823 Brady
Mint, wintergreen, maple and lemon
wafers extra fine and fresh at Krell &
Baby carriages including the Down
ing sleeping conch at the Adams. 822
Brady treet( Davenport.';'
MAY BARGAIN SALE.
The Ureateat Yet laaacaratcd.
We have been able to secure many
grand lots which prove to be the greatest
bargains that have been offered in Dav
enport for a long time. Thursday, May
22d, this great sale wi'l open, and will
last the balance of fie week.
Den't be afraid to ask for the goods
advertised, we have them and will be
glad to show them. We advertise be
cause we have the goods, we want to sell
them and we want you to know it
Very elegant patterns in both twilled
and plain flannels, suitable for dresses
and blouses at 12c and 17c
We guarantee to show you a line in
Tennis flannel that has no equal in all
Davenport. Prices astonishingly low.
71 a, 10c. 12c. 124c, 15c, 18c, 22c, 25c,
27c 32c, 39c 42c 45c 52c 63c. 87c.
80 dozen summer menn?o vests with
French neck and pearl buttons, at 24c
105 dozen meIno vests, with French
and pearl buttons, extra good value, 30c
Lace shoulder capes Prices from
All silk lace mitts, in black and col
ors, at only 9c a pair.
40 dozen gent a unlaundrled snirts. lull
size and splendid value, at 39c apiece.
Lot 1, English cashmere, single width.
good shades at 10 cts. Lot 2, Tycoon
ripes, very pretty patterns, at 12 cts.
Lot 3, diagonals in all the latest sbades.
36 inches wide, 20 cts. Lot 4. English
cashmeres, splendid quality, 46 inches
wide, 23 cts. Liot 5, all-wool serges, 38
inches wide, full line of spring shades, at
47J cts. Mohair brocades ot which we
are showing a splendid assortment of
patterns and sbades. All go during this
May sale at only 33 cents a yard.
In tbis department we will break form
er records: Lot A, cheviot, 26 inches, in
blue and brown checks and plaids at 5
cts. Lot B. cheviot. 30 inches wide, in
brown, only extra heavy, at C cts. Lot
C. yard wide, extra heavy, unbleached
muslin at 0 cts. Lot D. yard wide fine
unbleached muslin at 5 J cts. Lot E.blue
denin goods, beavy quality, at only 9
A $5,000 stock of wash goods to select
from. Manchester cbambrays (no sec
ond) at 9c. Good dress priots at 4 7 -8c.
Apron gingham, splendid value, at 4c.
Sateens, zephyrs, ginghams, etc, in large
variety at special prices.
French saline at less than cost. Our
entire stock of genuine imported French
sateens goes during tbis sale at but one
price, 22c a yard, former price 27c, 26c,
32c and 35c.
Don't fail to visit our millinery depart
ment. Remember tbe dates. Thursday,
Friday and Saturday, May 22, 23 and 24.
A co. Steffen.
226, 228 and 230 West Second street, cor.
Get your awnings and tents of G. II .
Young, 117 Main street. DavenporUlowa.
Furnished room9 for rent. Inquire of
Schaab & WolU rs.
C. A. Steel, - - Manager.
ONE NIGHT OKLV.
THURSDAY, MAY 29th.
Hetnrn f the Welcome Favorite,
PETE BAKER !
Toe word wide, well-known Comedian, in the
richo.t dnwed and most laughable corned v. re
constructed by himself, entitled
CHRIS AND LENA,
Replete with a errand harmonious blending of
pretty songs, witty raying and comical situations
with the bright sunshine of music supported by a
company 01 acsnowieagea vocal ana Comedy abil
ity, (minding Miss JOSIK SISSOS. the well
known singlnv soubretle. late star of Little Nne
get Co.. nd the fnnniest of all Irish cnnWia..
MR. JOHN MIEKHAN, late of Mieeoan and
Coyne, and the cleverest of all child artists, tonlv
years of age.) little IREKK FRANKLIN, in
an Her latest songs.
Pretty Faces! Exqnisite Toilets! Elegant
Costumes I Macniflrent Scenery.
The Funniest play ever writte n lon'tmiss It.
Prices Parqnette TTic; Balcony 50c; Gallery
nJo. . ir lion ,.u rn -.
Table and Shelf Oil
noon AND riCTCHK
rfcPictur Cord, Twine,
and Hooks at lowest prices.
Call and see.
C. C. Taylor
1625 Second avenue.
Under Bock lilui tfooa.
w ictu or
$200.00 and Upwards
For sale, secured on land worth from
three to five times tbe amount
of the loan.
Interest 7 per cent semi snjitially, collected and
remitted rree of cnarg.
E. W. HURST,
Attorney at Law
Booma S and 4 Maaoulc Temple,
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
Lloyd & Stewart,
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.
Hock Island. Illinois.
Who now own the
. Furniture EstaWishment
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
and contains the largest and hansomest PATTERNS OF
ever seen in the three cities, and their stock of FURNI
TURE n d CURTAINS is gra i 3 r th ii ever.
PONT FORGET THE PLACE.
CLEMANN & SALZMANN,
Nos. 1525 and 1527 Second Avenue,
And Nos. 124, 12G and 12S Sixteenth Street,
:!' - r.i
BOOTS AHD SHOES.
THE LARGEST AND BEST STOCK
At the Lowest prices in tne three cities.
t PATENT LEATHER SHOES-
ISPTanned Goods in all
An Encyclopedia valued at $0 00 Riven away to each customer bavlog $35.00
worth of Boots and Shoes. Call in and let ua show you the book and
. explain how you can get it free.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
. ;: CENTRAL SHOE STORE. 1818 Pecond Avenue
KLM STRUT 8HOS.8TORK , . , ., -'
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
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 ia really necessary;
and the best filter is the one yon
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.