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THE ROCK ISLAND ABGUS, FRIDAY, MAY 23. 1S90.
This space is reserved for
-JAHNS & BERTLESON,
1612 Second Avenue.
Ten and coffee cups, 3 etlee So each
Saucer to match 2c
15in.ovnldii.he9 Sc "
lllii. ' ' Hie
Viin. plates 5c "
4tn. sauce dishes 'ic
8ln. sauce or vegetable dishes.... Itfo
"in. " " 1(c "
Egg cups Sc '
Bone diahea 8c '
These goods were allgblly damagt-d io shipping,
but would be bargains at one half more than we
ask for them.
4 piece garden sets
Decker's kitchen soap, per box.-..
Pure Irish linen paper, per quire.
Envelope to match, per pack ... .
House Furnishing Goods,
Gas Fitting Stock
BAKER & HOUSMAN.
ANDERSON COUNTY SOURMASH
$2.50 Per Gallon.
KOBDNT & 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
we give away a sample package FREE. Call and get one.
Regular Size 25c a Bottle.
T. H. THOMAS,
Druggist, Rock Island.
1703 Second Avenne.
the Liver, Kidney and Stomach.
Pill, and that all may try them
A GREAT NUISANCE.
Carelessness of Kindlin? Wood
Mtrew inc the Pablie TtaoranKhfare
with Mtlckn, and IncoDventenrlns:
Train e An Ordinance Necessary.
A c immon nuisance, which, strange to
say, has not yet been abated by the city
ordinances, has gone on unrestrained un
til it I. as become a subject of much com
plaint on the part of those who traverse
our pt incipal highways ia vehicles . The
nuisar ce is not one that comes from de
libera e neglect, nor is there any inten
tion, t s the Akgi'8 is inclined to believe,
on the part of those causing it to create a
nuisaiice. But the habit which has led
to it has become so common that it is
probably committed unawares. The Ar
gus alludes to the practice of teamsters
n chargo of kindling wood wagons
of stringing small pieces of wood along
the street over which they haul their
loads from the upper saw mill. On Mo
line avenue tti is is particularly true.
Wagons are too heavily loaded and the
consequence is that some of the wood
must fall off, and so it continues until so
much is scattered along the thorough
fare that it really lieconies an impedi
ment to travel, to say nothing of the ap
pears ice of the street. At night wagon
wheel h are wrenched and street cars jolts
ed or thrown from the track.
Tin y have a rule applicable to the
bridgis leading to Rock Island arsenal
is Hint if anything of that nature
dropped on the bridges or causeway on
Fort Armstrong avenue it must be at once
picked up, and if a wagon approach the
bridges so heavily laden such as to en
danger scattering wood along the bridges
it is turned back. This is a wise rule
and it is evident that the city council of
Rock Island must take action insuring
similar precautions on the part of kind
ling ooil haulers in Itnrk Island, unless
those interested arc wise enough to take
m fr I'rrak srihr Ijigliininj;.
It was uncomfortable, to say the least,
at tbe resilience of Charles E. Burrall,
son of Mrs. Ann Burrall. of this city, 221
Mississippi avenue, Davenport, for a min
ute or so during yesterday's heavy storm.
A bolt of lightiing struck the bouse, run
ning down the water spout Into the cis
tern i.nd nulling the spout on its wsy.and
then continuing up the spout that leads
to the pump into the kitcben. Here it
came out into the sink, making a hole
about three inches in diameter. Mrs.
Burrt.H was in the kitchen at the lime and
saw the whole performance, and didn't
enjoj it either. The measly thing wasn't
contt nt wiih melting water spouts end
borin a hole in tbe pump; it went right
off in the sii k with the noise of a cannon,
and tbe pictures dropptd off the walls all
arouiid the room, the dishes rolling oil
the t iblc and joining in tbe chorus on the
floor. Mrs Burrall stood in charts unin
jured, and considers herself very fortu
nate in her escape.
Memorial Hay Order.
Win. L. Diston, the department com
mander of tbe Grand Army of the Re
public, in his cfticial communication to
the G. A. Ii. posts, says of Memorial day:
"But I counsel you to make all parades
as unostentatious us possible, avoiding
tbe threat tendency m tnifested in some
places of turning the occasion into a
holiday rilled with one thought, display.
It is the soldiers' "funeral day." Let us
rcsprct it as such, and w ith music and
flowers, eloquent words, the fife and
drum and the old flag, so onsi-rvc it as to
do l.onor to tbe memories of our dead
comiades, bringing credit upon our or
ganisation, and inspire tbe rising genera
tion with the same loyalty and devotion
whkh actuated us in offering our lives in
the defense of our countrv."
Death or a aiiereria.
Ir. Samuel K. Sharpe died at the resi
dent e of Capt. J. B. Davis, 513 Twenty
third street, at 10 o'clock last night of the
infirmities of advanced age. He had
reached bis ninetieth year, and a few days
ao be suffered a paralytic stroke from
wbii h he never rallied. The doctor was
an iictivc practictioner here and in Mo.
line thirty-two years ago, having come
her from Kentucky to which state he
afterward relumed. Fourteen years ago
however, he came back to Rock Island
and has made his home in tbe city since
ne was born at Augusta, Ky., Nov. 23,
180 ), and he leaves three children: J. A.
Sharpe, of Lexington, Ky. ; J. IV Sharpe,
of Ht. Louis, and Mrs. J. B. Davis, of
thin city. The lime of the funeral has
not yet lieen decided upon, but will prob
ably occur Sunday.
Tbe B. Hershey and Thistle passed up
The Dan Thayer came down with nine
str: ngs of lumber.
The Mountain Belle and Ravenna each
brrught sixteen strings of logs.
The stage of the water was 4.20 at
noon; tbe temperature 71.
During the stay of the steamer Pitts -
bug at the landing this marning a brass
baud on board played some lively music
for the benefit of tbe crowd that assem
bltd along shore. The boat was loaded
to the guards and had a good passenger
list.. Capt. Lamont, the agent of the
DUmond Jo line, remarked that it re
minded bim of the times of yore, when
ev jry steamer had a calliope or a brass
band to blow for business.
Miss Alice Kane, daughter of Mr. and
M s. Michael Kane, was thoroughly,
th luch agreeably surprised at tbe home
of ber parents, 718 Eighteenth street, last
evening. Shortly after dusk about 41 of
ber school mates from St. Joseph's school
went to her home and entered unan
nt unced. Miss Alice was equal to the
occasion, however, and proved herself an
entertaining hostess Music and dancing
wsre succeeded by choice refreshments,
at d the evening was heartily enjoyed by
all present. . . . ,.,
The only time payment house in Dav-
eiiDort The U. Jr. Adams tlome r ur
trshing house, 322 Brady street.
HENNEPIN LOOKS BLUE.
Balldezer Bred fciikely to Override
the t'anal Friend In the lloane aad
the rrenideat Steady t Block It it It
Khoald I'ax a ajonKreaa. '
Among the Washington specials ia to
day's Chicago Tribune appears the fol
The section of the river and harbor bill
appropriating half a million dollars for
the Hennepin canal will be attacked by
members on both sides of the house. If
they cannot knock it out upon a point of
order they will try to defeat it by argu
ment. Speaker Reed is understood to be
opposed to it, and that, if true, means
that there Js danger ahead, it was this
very appropriation that prevented Oen.
Henderson from getting consideration for
the bill a month ago. Representative
Gest, of Illinois, went to the speaker with
a written request, signed by 100 mems
bers, that Gen. Henderson be recognized
to move to pass the bill under suspension
of the rules. Mr. Reed gave him an em
phatic "No, sir; I will not do it," and
when pressed for a reason said that for
one thing the bill contained a large apv
proprialion for the Hennepin canal,
which was objectionable to some mem
bers, and ttey ought to have a chance to
discuss it and propose amendments. If
brought up under suspension of the rules
there would be no chance for amend
mcnd.H. There is no doubt whatever that the
bulldozer from Maine is opposed to the
Hennepin; he always has been, but it is
very likely that had Qeo. Henderson
gone to the speaker and asked the cour
tesy of having rules suspended he would
not have been so completely squelched by
that "no, sir" as Gest was. In the first
place the 8eaker would not have treated
Gen. Henderson so contemptuously and so
humiliating): and he would not have ran
away, and held his peace if he had. But
Gen. Henderson, who among the repre
sentatives from Illinois, has done all the
telling work for the canal, was no doubt
mportuned by Gest to allow his name to
be in some way connected with the pro
ject at the time of its apparent success,
and tbe general sent the Rock Island man
on the little errand to Speaker Reed, but
be made a mistake even in entrusting so
mall an undertaking, for Reed scared
Oest half out of his boots.
According to a special to tbe Chicago
Xfir tbe bill is likely to receive a black
ye at the hands of tbe president, who
has always been a professed friend of the
Hennepin, even if both branches of con
gress pass it. The Aar says:
Tbe river and harbor bill was taken
p by the house today, but it is not like
ly to become a law. There is a proha-
ilily that it may be beaten in the house.
An unsuccessful attempt was made some
time ago to pass it under a suspension of
Hie rules, which n quires a two thirds
vote, and it is doubtful whether a mas
irity can be found to support it now.
cause it calls for so much money, and
the other appropriations are likely to
exhnusl the surplus in the treasury. But
even should it go through the house of
representatives ii has the gauntlet of the
senate and the president to run, and the
alter is very like ly to veto it when it
comes to him. There is now unexpended
n the treasury a considerable available
balance of money appropriated by the
bill of last session as learned today from
the chief of engineers.
WOMAN'S POLITICAL KHJHTS
Kqual Snflrn&iM of ICnek Inland
County Hold a Convention in the
I nitarinn t hirrh at t Hn-..-oni-rer
The mass convention of the Rock Isl
and County Equal Suffrage society was
held at the Unitarian church, Moline,
yesterday with morning and afternoon
session. At the morning session about
sixty members were present from Gene-
sco, Galva, Port Byron, Rural and Mo-
inc. In the absence of the secretary,
Mrs. M. A. Jordan, of Rural, Mr3. Julia
M. Dunn, of Moline, was appointed sec
retary pro tern. The following commit
tees were appointed:
Nominating Mrs. Heald, Moline; Mrs.
Wright, Rural; Mrs. Simonson, Port
Work and Resolutions Mrs. Marv
Wright. Mrs. Metzgar. Moline.
Enrollment Mrs. P. S. McGIvnn and
mrs. Jjcstt-r, Moline.
The address of welcome was delivered
by ex President Mrs. D. L. Heald, and
was responded to by Mrs. E. I. Biglow,
president ot tbe Henrv county associa
On motion of Mrs. Dunn the visitors
from other counties were proposed for
membership, and, after considerable dis
cussion, it was changed from a delegate
to a mass convention. A poem written
by Mrs. A. v. vvngnt, ot Moline, was
read bv Mrs. Alice B. Lancashire. Mrs,
Gougar then addressed the convention
after which the nominating committee
reported tbe following names for officers
and all were elected:
President Dr. Nettie n. Wbeelock
Vice President Mrs. M. A. Jordan,
8'jcretary Mrs. Stella Turner, Moline.
Treasurer Mrs. Mary Wright, Moline
Finance Committee Mrs. Lester, Airs.
Two of Molinc's democratic caucuses
were held last night to elect delegates to
the county convention next Thursday and
both instructed for Geo. W. Vinton for
the legislature. Tbe delegates are:
Third ward M. U. Metzgar, Eugene
Lewis, Jerry Kelly, M. J. McEniry, Geo
Fourth ward P. Simmon, Lou Meiser.
D. W. Gould, A. 8. Wright.
Have your ice cream put up in brick
melon, pyramid or individual forms by
Krcll & 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
the Adams, S22 Brady street Davenport
Whitman's butter cups and marsh mal
lows put up in fancy half ponnd boxes at
Krell & Math's.
Mclntire Broj. have a new and reliable
kid glove cleaner; cleans perfectly and
leaves no odor.
Buy your carpets, furniture and dra
peries at tbe C. F. Adams. 323 Brady
wintergreen, maple and lemon
extra fine and fresh at Krell &
Spring chickens at Treman & Son.
MRS. SCHMID WINS.
U ranted a IMverre From Her Uanband
by Jadae Haiith-The t'onrladta
The Schmid divorce case which has
been occupying the attention of Judge
Smith for three days, reached an end this
moraine with a decree of divorce as
prayed for by Mrs. Schmid. Mr. Schmid
was the last witness examined,
lie admitted that his temper was un
controllable, and that be became wild at
tbe sight of blood and could not under
such conditions restrain his passion. He
denied tbe specific acts of violence at
tributed to bim, and said that be never
intentionally struck his wife and did not
recall that he ever did so. He admitted
swearing ut ber add .using profane lani
guage in the presence of his family for
which he was ashamed. That from Feb.
16 last, he had not spoken to his wife or
any of his family, except to the youngest
child, Amelia, the only member of his
family who bad not testified against him.
He practically acknowledged the value of
his property to be about $10, (XX). He
spoke in tbe highest terms of his wife;
said she was a hard working and indusi
trious woman, and the only complaint he
had with ber was that she worked loo
harj and accused him of infidelity. He
made no complaints against any of his
children, but acknowledged that he had
whipped them, and perhaps to the extent
and in the manner detailed by them, but
be never meant to injure them. His only
purpose was proper chastisement ami if
he went further, as he admitted he might
have done, he was sorry for it.
Upon the close of this testimony the
court said l.e would hear from Mr. J. L.
Haas as to why the divorce should not be
granted. Mr. Haas made an argument to
the effect that the acts of violence on Mr.
Schmid '8 part were not cruel or vicious to
an extent warranting a divorce.
This morning tbe court granted tbe
divorce and allowed Mrs. Schmid the
homestead and $20 per month alimony.
S ring chit-kens at May's
Choice egg plant at Browner's.
Nice new potatoes at Browner's.
Spring chickens at Treman & Son.
Look at the ' Fair" advertisement.
Vegetables of all kinds at Browner's.
N.ce spring lamb at Treman & Son.
Strawterries, very choice, at Browner's.
Choice strawlicrries at F. G. Young's.
Democratic ptimaries tomorrow night.
Nice spring chickens at F. G. Young's.
Read change of advettisement of tte
Nice bananas and oranccs at F. G.
S. E. Fox, of Elgington, was in the
Siring and wax beans and lettuce at F.
Call at May's for nice things for your
Democrats, remember your caucuses
take place tomorrow night.
If you are looking for something rood.
try Secale Flakes, for sale by all grocers.
The state convection of the A. O. H.
is to he held in tbe cily on June 4. 5 and
A telephone has been placed in the
store of Jabns & Bertleson. It is num
rvcaie r lates arc mane irom pure
wlnte rye. It makes a delicious break
ay Sam, what have you got there in
that basket?" "Dat am Secale Flake; it
am mighty good.
The original package business in Iowa
is daily increasing and so is Secale Flakes
in original packages.
New potatoes, cabbage, bananas, or
anges and a full assortment of home
grown vegetables at Long's.
Choice spring lamb and dressed chick
ens to be nad at II. Schroeder a meat
market on Twentieth street.
Notwithstanding the poor building oc
cupied by May, tbe grocer, he still keeps
the finest line of goods in the city.
The democracy holds its caucuses to
morrow night to select delegates to the
county convention to be held next
Annie L.. Koutsong died suddenly at
the residence of her uncle. I. G. White
bead, at Sears, at 7:30 this morning of
consumption, aged twenty years.
Messrs. J. L. Geisler and Waller
Johnson, mayor and alderman respective.
ly of Wilton, are in the city today, the
guests of hi. G. Mills. They are investi
gating as to the water gas system soon
to be introduced in Rock Island.
Another washout occurred at the tem
porary dam across sylvan water last
night. The water rose twenty -two inches
during yesterday's storm and two of the
new cribs for temporarily bridging the
stream were washed out and a third par
P. Remlc, the man whose back was
broken by the falling of a large piece of
coal in the mines at Briar Bluff on
the 14th. died Wednesday, after
a week of terrible suffering. He leaves
a wife and six children in almost desti
tute circumstances. The funeral oc
curred at Hampton yesterday.
Messrs. A. M. & L. J. Parker have pur
chased the Third avenue laundry and will
conduct it in a first-class manner. This
same firm conducts a laundry at Muscatine
where they do a flourishing business.
They thoroughly understand laundry
work and the public can rest assured of
receiving good work at reasonable prices.
At a special meeting of the board of
education this morning it was decided
not to make tbe contemplated improve
ments at building No. 6 this season.
Though the board realizes that the bases
ment rooms are damp, it did not feel like
entailing the expenditure of $5,500 nec
essary to open tbe third story and put in
tbe Uuttan system this year.
The democrats of Warren county, un
der tbe auspices of the Frances Cleveland
club, will tender Mr. D. P. Phelps a re
ceplion at tbe opera bouse, Monmouth.
Saturday evening. May 24tb. in honor of
his election as chairman of tbe state dem
ocratic committee. Hon . N. E Worth-
iugton. Judge Craig, Wm. Prentiss and
other prominent speakers are expected.
The public are cordially invited. Mon
Wm. Kreiger, who handles the rattlinps
and kindling wood of tbe Weyerhauser &
Den k man lower mill, has bedecked bis
leading team with a new set of harness
which is in ornamentation a wee bit bet
ter than the average harness. Big Joe,
the former Phoenix hose horse, and his
mate, have red plumes on their heads and
one of the same kind dangles on the reins
between the two. William is so proud of
his new wagon, harness and general out
fit that he will allow no one in his employ
to dnye the rig.
A phenomenon in artesian wells oc
curred in Sterling recently. When the
water company s well had reached a
depth of about 1.400 feet, a great acces
sion to the previous flow of water was
suddenly experienced. At the same time
the water in tbe Harvey artesian wel',
which was 1,050 feet deep, as suddenly
failed. This well, which is 250 feet
deeper than tbe new one, is very remote
from the other, and years ago supplied
the whole city of Sterling with water.
The Union, with that spirit which has
characterized its attitude toward all pub
lic improvements, continues to belittle
the efforts that are being made toward
the establishment of a paid fire depart
ment. This morning it advances this
silly assertion, which it it came from any
source other than the Union, miht be
worthv of reply: "People don't care to
exchange a well organized volunteer syss
tern, maintained at an expense of $3,000,
for iu skeleton on a salary of five times
the amount." Rock Island's "well organ
ized volunteer system" costs the city
nearly $5,000 last year, and the most
important company of which has disband
ed because the city wonld not appro
priate more money for its benefit.
A icd MusTKefttlOB.
To the Editor:
Rock Island, May 22. Perhaps if you
will kindly call the attention of the com
mandant at the arsenal to the faded sp
pearancc of the clock in the tower of the
storehouse at the lower point of tbe is
land, he will have them freshly painted
in good strong colors. Yours truly.
Company A, Attention!
Tbe members of Company A, Sixth
regiment. I. N. G., arc hereby ordered
to report at their armory at 8 o'clock
promptly tonight May 23d, for com
pany inspection. By order of Capt. W.
T. Channon. IIiior McDonald,
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 Sec
ond avenue. Roek Island.
Step in to Krell & Math's ice cream
parlor and try a dish of the finest and
purest ice cream made.
Sideboards, fancy dining tables, rhas,
at the Adams, 322 Brady street, Daven
Parlor suites, lounges and rattan rock
ers at the Adams. 322 Brady street. Dav
enport. Baby carriages including the Down
ing sleeping couch at the Adams, 322
Brady street, Davenport.
Never placj so much confidence in
your minister as to bleep during the ser
mon. Get your awnings and tents of G. II.
Young, 117 Main street, DavenporUlowa.
Furnished rooms for rent. Inquire of
Sehaab & Wolters.
Nice spring lamb at Treman .t Son.
C. A. Stfki., - - Manager.
ONE KlOHT ONLY.
THURSDAY, MAY 29th.
Hetnrn of tbe Welcome rttorile,
PETE BAKER !
Tne word wiile, well-known Comedian, in the
rlrhert dn fed and moat lanirhahlc cotnedv. re-
rnnftirmieu ny umwil. entitled
CHRIS AND LENA,
Replete with a grand barmoni.u blending of
pretty onK. witty rayinir- andeomical ell nil ion
Willi tlie bright runxhine of mti'ir, napported by a
nmipanyoi acKnnw leaped vocal and tjumedy abil
ity, iihiuuiiil; mish jiims Mv4iM, the well
known rinpne onbrette. late rtarof Little Xne-
c t Co.. md the fntintext of all Iri-h comedian.
Mlt. JOHN M1KKHAN. late of S-he-ban and
t'nyne, and the cleverrM of all child artiM. tonlv
4S years of aire.) little IIJKNE KKASKLIS, in
all Iter latest ontr.
Pretty ! are ! Kinisito Toilcta! Elegant
CVndntne! Macnilieent Scenery.
Tbe Funniest ply evrr writte n IKn"l mip tt
lTices Parfoetie TV; Balcony Wc; t.allery
-c steals now on Pale.
Table and Shelf Oil
ROOM ASD riCTCRE
r"Pietnr Cord, Twine, Sails
and Hooks at lowest pneea.
Call and see.
C. C. Taylor
1625 Second avenue,
Under Bock Island Bonae.
in spas 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 nemi annually, collected and
remitted free of charge.
E. W. HURST,
Attorney at Law
Rooms S aad 4 Masonic Temple,
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
Lloyd & Stewart,
ROCK. lsliAKD, 1LJU.,
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 ol 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.
Bock Island. Illinois.
Who now own the
West of Chicago, are ready to take the people of this
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 nd CURTAINS is grander than ever.
DONT FORGET THE PLACE.
CLEMANN & SALZMANN,
Nos. 1525 and 1527 Second Avenue,
And Nos. 124, 126 and 128 Sixteenth Street,
Will the Ladies be who visit
MRS. P. GREENAWALT
Surprised at iU neatness,
Surprised at iu fairness.
Surprised at the kind treatment,
Surprised at the large assortment,
Surprised at thejlatest shapes.
Surprised at tbe correct st jles.
Surprised at the low prices.
Surprised at the fine materials used.
Surprised at the trimmed hats
Surprised at the original styles.
BOOTS AND SHOES.
THE LARGEST ,AND BEST STOCK
At the Lowest prices in tne three cities.
- PATENT LEATHER SHOES
tdgTTanned Oooda in all
An Encyclopedia valued at f 6 00 Riven away to eacb customer having $25.00
worth of Boots and Shoes. Call in and let us show you the book and .
" explain bow you can get it free.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, 1818 Second Avenne.
ELM STREET SHOE .STORE
' 9t Fifth Aveana
A handsome assortment of half
wool ChaUies 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 stjlish bats.
Surprised at the stvlish toques.
Surprised at tbe stjlish bonnets.
Surprised at the assortment of children s
and misses hats,
Surprised because it is the only place iu
Rock Island where you can find
everything la fine millinery to suit
Come in and ee the pretty hats aad
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