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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 1890.
Copper, Tin anfl
PLUMBING, GAS AND
And House Fubnisiiino Goods.
IT Steamboat and Distillery Work a Specialty.
1612 SECOND AVENUE.
, ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Tea and coffee cn(ts, tle 9c each
Sanoers to match 9c "
irin. oval dirties i5c "
lliu. " ioc "
l'.'in. plutea sc "
4iu. sauce clNhes 2c "
Mn. sauce or veiu-table dishes Vic "
Tin. " 10c "
Ktcg cups c
Bone ditjhea 3c "
These gooda were slightly damaged In shipping,
hut would be bargains at one half more than we
aik for them.
4 piece ga-den sets Wc
Iecker's kitchen oap, per box 15c
Pare Irish linen paper, per quire 8c
Envelopes to match per pack 10c
1725 SECOND AVENUE,
Next door to Crampton's Bookstore, (op stairs )
The public in cordially invited to inspect our new Gallery, the finest West of Chicago
without any exception . We have the only Camera in this viciulty large enough to make life
siie Photographs di ect. We have the only Uallery In this city which is first-class tn all Us
npKintments, In fact it contains more Instruments, Hack Grounds, Photographic Furniture,
etc., than all the other Galleries in this city combined. We have a reputation of the highest
order and also the nliillty ana determination to sustain it.
IV ALL PAPER COMPANY
3112, 31-4 Twentieth St.,
And Postoffice Block, Moline.
FINE WALL PAPER Exclusive aeents
Fai torirs: llirue Jt Son. Jaueway & Co., Ruliert S.
York Wall Paper Co., and Itobert Graves & Co.
SKK ()Uk HPKclALS-Which includes all the
bt low oilier dealeis.
ANDERSON COUNTY SOURMASH
$2.50 Per Gallon.
KOHN & ADLER,
-Removed to 219 Seventeenth Street
For the cure of all disorders of the
They are sale, 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,
Sheet Iron Ml,
"V. 1703 Second Avenue.
for the following six largest Wall Paper;
Uobtis & Co., Kevins A Haviland, le
Art papers. Prices from 10 to SO per cent
Liver, Kidney and Stomach.
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THE VIADUCT ASSURED.
Rock Island Fares Nicely in the
t undryCivil Bill.
Heparins an Appropriation of Nearly
5w,00 for Varlons Parpoaen
The Railroad Viadnrt Bare, ana Oth
er rrJret Provided For.
The sundry civil appropriation biil, in
which Kock Island hat looked for an ap
propriate 1 for its much needed viaduct
over the railroad tracks at the foot of
Twenty-fc urth street, was completed in
Washington yesterday, and Rock Island
gets all it oxpected with reference to this
particular project and several little
additional remembrances for other pub
lic enterprises in which the city and the
governmeit have joint interest. The
total amount set aside for various pur
poses at Flock Island is $240,060. and a
Washington special to the Chicago Trib
une says the principal items of the appro
priation re: "$35,000 for a viaduct
over the railway near the arsenal; $10,
000 .for the further development of the
water power; $25,000 for shop K; $10,
000 for machinery and shop fixtures;
$15,000 f.r care, preservation and im
provement of buildings, fences, sewers.
etc;$7.000 for the arsenal railway; $12,
000 for maintenance of the draw; $3,750
for protection of the bridge by sheer-
booms, ths old ones being decayed; $50.
000 for replacing the railway deck of the
bridge with iron, and $13,210 for replac
ing parts of the east and west shore
spans. It is provided that of the last
two items, amounting to $63,210, the
Chicago Rock Island & Pacific railway
shall reimburse the government for one-
half of tht! expense, besides putting down
and keep ng in repair the sleepers and
nils at its own expense."
Of course the most gratifying of these
appropriations is the one (or the railroad
viaduct which has so long been needed in
the interest of public safety and the pro
tection of public travel. Wiln" the con
sideration thus shown this exceedingly
important project it may be considered
as good a 1 passed .
Acother action of the national law
makers yi sterday that is very favorable
to Rock Inland, was the taking from the
senate calendar and passage of the bill
for the establishment of a port of deliv
ery at Rock Island. This creates the ne
cessity for the custom house, and hence
the federal building.
A HOY DROWNED.
Robert nun. man or P.nalneer Mm It It
of the Koek Inland Koad, Vmrm Hia
Life Tl In Afternoon.
Robert Smith, aged eleven years, and
son of Engineer James Smith, of the
Rock Isle nd road, who lives on Thirty
first slrtet near Fifth avenue, was
drowned in the slouch near the C, R. I.
& P. rouid house at 2:30 this afternoon.
In company with a boy about bis own
age name d Ben Die Hawk, young Smith
was swimming in the Sylvan water when
he got too far away from the shore and
was drovned. His companion came very
nearly being drowned also.
The bidy was recovered by Frank
Donnell, of Muscatine, who was walking
along the embankment, and seeing the
boy sink jumped in after him and had to
make several dives in twelve feet of water
before recovering the body. Bennie
(lawk, w ho first attempted to save his
companion and found himself sinking,
gaiued tl e shore by the merest accident
and Dr Earth, who was called to
attend him, bad to labor with him some
tme, pumping out the water which filled
his lungs, before he entirely revived.
Mr. James Smith's mother is lying at
the point of death in Davenport, while a
brother m critically ill in this city. His
bereavement, therefore, is a severe one
Propel- Provialon far III Children,
In a little nut of the way place near
the cornrr of Fourth avenue atd Ninth
t-treet, Wm.Urabam is rapidly succumbing
to the terrors of consumption. Two
years ago bis wife deserted him, leaving
on bis hinds three small children the
oldest now a boy bring eight years of
age, the next a girl of Beven. and the
youngest a boy of five years. Realizing
the approach of death. Mr. Graham on
yesterday sent for local representatives of
the Ame rican Educational Aid associa
tion and to tbem relinquished all claim to
the children after his death. His only de
sire was that they be permitted to re
main with bim during his life, and at his
death tfie society bave full charge and
direction, of the children. The society
will find good homes for the orphans in
the event of Mr. Graham's death.
At Boise City, Idaho, yesterday oc
curred ihe marriage of Miss Hanna M.
Dolly. 01 this city, to Mr. W. M. Winn,
of Pocatello, Idaho, Bishop Glorreaux
officiatitg. The bride has been visiting
in the west for several months, and thus
she met her husband, srr that there is a
pleasant little romance connected with
the happy event. A great many in Rock
Island will send greetings to the newly
At this United Presbyterian church last
evening Rev. H. C. Marshall united in
marriagi Mr. Adolph J3toy , and Miss
Clara Sharp. The ceremony occurred at
the conclusion of the weekly prayer meet
ing, and was witnessed by a .large num
ber of people.
The Irene D. passed up.
The A. J. Whitney passed op with two
The stage of the water was 8:00 at
noon: the temperature 79.
The Pilot came down with two barges
and ret imed with one barge.
The Terne Swain. Capt. Streckfus'
packet, poked her nose into the shore as
usual in her daily Clinton and Rock Isl
The Kit Carson came down with four
teen strings of lumber; the Sam Atlee
and Irene D. with eight string jf logs and
the Lie n with nine strings of logs.
Nice spring chickens at F. G. Young's.
- Choice home grown strawberries at F.
R. S. Silyis, of Carbon Cliff, was in the
High Life and Purity coffee sold only
at F. G. Young's.
Capt. Geo. Lamont boarded the Pitts-,
burg for Burlington yesterday.
Mrs. J. B. Brown left for Beardstown
this morning, her future home.
Mr. James Taylor, of Taylor Ridge, left
last evening for Cedar Rapids on an ex
Division Agent H. D. Mack, of the C,
B. & Q , has gone down the road on a
Prof. S. T. Bowlby left with his fam
ily this afternoon for Princeton on an
The Rock Island Citizens' Improvement
association meets in regular monthly scs
Mr. George Schneider has gone to Mt,
Pleasant, Iowa,, to look after his business
Preaching at Christian mission, corner
1 wenty ninth street and Seventh avenue,
tonight. All are invited.
The lawsuit between Samuel Goode and
the commissioners of highways of Anda
lusia for labor has been compromised.
Mr. Arnold Oswald, of this city, left
for Chicago this morning on a few days'
visit to Mr. Eugene Hien.
The republican legislative candidates
have disappeared. Has Bobs Wells sent
them out of town until the storm blows
Mrs. Cropper's concert in Moline will
be for the benefit ot the Y. M. C. A. of
that-city, and cars will run after the en
tertainment. Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Holdorf, of
Ninth avenue and Twelfth street, lost a
five days' old child Tuesday and the fu
neral occurred yesterday.
Prominent republicans are importun
ing democrats now to nominate two men
for the legislature, promising to do all in
their power to insure the election of the
The Rock Island Industrial Home as
sociation has decided to have its Fourth
of July picnic in Andrew's park on Thirty-first
street, a little over a block south
of the street car line.
Mrs. R. G. Housel and children have re
turned home!rom their visit to Hot
Springs. Ark. The mny friends of Mrs.
Housel will be pleased to hesr that she is
much improved in health.
Mr. C. D. Gordon, the hotel man. is
mentioned by hii friends as a suitable
democratic candidate for sheriff. If
Gordon were elected, the prisoners could
depend upon a pretty good bill of fare at
Architect J. W. Ross, of Ibis city, with
the board of education of Cedar Rapids,
Iowa, let the contract yesterday to John
Volk & Co.. of Rock Island, for the
erection of their new stone high school
building for $40,000. Davenport Trib
une. Crawford and Collins represent about
as well as touldbe found the extremi s
that can be le ached by a party in nom
inating caudidates for the legislature
irrespective of responsibility and indiffer
ent to a degree prejudical to the
needs or the community and the best
welfare of the slate.
Mr. P. L. Mitchell is carrying Lis de
termination to improve to every piece of
property ne owns in the city. He is now
putting in curbing and tile walks about
his building so long occupied by the
kock island children s carnage works at
the corner of Fourth avenue and Six
The nnmerons friends of Mr. James
Maucker will be pained to learn tbat he
has nearly lost his sight His eyes have
been growing weak for some time, and
failing to get relief, Mr. W- C. Maucker
has determined to lake him to Chicago
tonight for treatment. An operation
will be performed by Dr. Holmes, the
celebrated optician, which is hoped to
restore the vision,
Mrs. Milton Jones gives a parlor mu
sicale at the Davenport homestead on the
20th inst. Toward the latter part of the
month Mrs. Jones and her talented chil
dren give an entertainment for the bene
fit of the new Baptist church at Daven
port. The entertainment will be worthy
the most liberal patronage of the good
people of Davenport.
The man arrested in possession of the
stolen team Itelonging to Robt. Conwell,
of Davenport, near the Moline line yes
terday afternoon, gave satisfactory proof
that he had bought the horse near Port
Byron and was released. The horse was
turned over to its owner, and Marshal
Miller will endeavor to ferret out the ac
A casual glance at a newspaper will
show a list of men who helped to build
up a town. If you see a good sized live
advertisement in the paper by each of the
merchants, and a card from each of the
small ones, you need not inquire as to the
prosperity of the town it's solid. But
if you find the most extensive merchants
not advertising their business, then you
set it down as a fact tbat those who do
try to push their business and the town
with its interest, have a bard time and an
uphill journey all the year around. Ex
A Bad Kali.
James Evans and John Schroedcr, two
employes of Baker & Housman, were
sent to the wholesale liquor store of Levy
& Son, on First avenue yesterday after
noon, to repair the cable of the elevator.
When about to complete their labors,
while Scbroeder was tying the cable to
the elevator, Evans started up a ladder
on the third floor to adjust the cable on
the elevator drum. The ladder broke
at about the center, letting him fall a
distance of thirty feat. He struck both
knees on the elevator beam, from which
be bounded to the floor, striking face
down. He had presence of mind auffl
cient to threw out his bands to protect
his head and face. The accident oc
curred between 9 and 10 o'clock at night.
Dr. Cowden was called, and after exam
ination said there were no serious inju
ries. The young man's face and back are
badly disfigured, both knees peeled and
the small of the back sprained. Schroe
der, who waa on the elevator, heard the
ladder give way and jumped from the
elevator to save himself. -It waa a won
derful escape from fatal injury.
Hamlet. June 10.
School closed with a picnic Friday af
ternoon. Bessie Candor attended commencement
Sadie Bopes graduates from-Galf sburg
college this week.
Had a fine shower Monday afternoon,
which was badly needed.
Elmer Boultinghouse paid relatives and
friends a flying visit last week.
Children's day was. observed here last
Sunday. .The churches were filled to
overflowing and the children acquitted
themselves very creditably.
Try the nickel goods at the "Arcade."
A FATAL FIRE.
A Terrible Calamity at Davenport
Merry Hospital lentroyed. m tHater
or harlty Perlahlne In the f'lantea
Mercy hospital, the magnificent struc
ture in northwest Davenport, which has
been a source of relief and rest to thous
ands in affliction and distress, is in rnln
The building is almost a wreck, and more
terrible than this, a young sister of mer
cy fell a prey to the flames and perished.
About 3:30 this morning, one of the
sisters occupying a room on the fourth
floor on the north side of the old hospital
building, discovered a closet in ber room
to be filled with smoke. There were
about twenty sisters in the building, and
by the time she gave an alarm the entire
building was enveloped in flame and
smoke. The sisters escaped as best they
could, not having time to save their
clothing or personal effects. The nearest
fire alarm box was several blocks away,
the building being barely in the fire dis -trict,
and fully half an hour was lost in
the confusion before the alarm was sent
in. The piid department responded
quickly, and by prompt and effective
work best back the flames which were
sproadiug to adjoining buildings,
and 'confined them to the building
Wherein they originated, thus saving the
main building and enabling all the patients
and inmates to escape. The damage by
water and smoke however was so great
that the hospital is almost ruined." The
damage is roughly estimated at $10,000.
After the fire was under control an in
vestigation showed one of the nuns missing
and a hurried search resulted in
her discovery dead in her bed in the
burned building. She had evidently suf
foe a ted while asleep. She was known as
Sister Mary Irene, her family name being
Helen Murray, her age twenty, and she
came from Ireland less than a year ago
and entered the convent at the hospital.
OUR PUBLIC PARKS.
Nome MnxKentlooa mn to Providing for
Thrlrlleantv the Heaaona Ronnd
Mpeneer and Franklin Kqnarea and
Editor of the Arocs :
Rock Island, June 10. Would it not
be a good idea for some progressive
minded citizen inclined to contribute to
wards the beautifying of Spencer square
to assume the expense of planting a row
of evergreens around the square say eight
feet back of the first row of trees. It
seems to -me this would produce a strik
tog effect on strangers coming into the
city on the C, B. & Q , C. M. & St. P
and R. I. & P. railroads, and the beauli.
ful green shades tbat would attract the
eye would not be confined to summer
In the dreary winter time they would
icna to good mother nature an
appearance in delightful contrast with
the dead and white appearance of other
thines. Though the lands far and wide
are dry and sandy, in the high west the
railroads know how to invito the stran
ger by keeping one spot an oasis around
the depot rich in green profusion of
grasses and evergreen, which makes an
impression, and has a lasting effect.
Wouldn't it be a good idea instead of go
ing to the expense of cutting down
Franklin square and then filling it up
with heavier soil again so that common
bouse trees would grow better, to set it
out with evergreens and enough others
will grow to relieve and produce a pro
per effect? It seems to me that catalpas
will grow and flourish in light sandy and
gravelly soil, and most certainly the ever
greens will, together with such others as
are growing there now.
Instead of filling np the slough lands
with the soil from Franklin square, they
could be turned into lakes with adjacent
drives and parks from the soil of the
digging, thus improving the city won
derfully, enhance property all around
there and forever solve the slough prob
lem. What has Chicago done with her
low lands? Turned them into parks
with lakes in them. Private individuals
bave turned low lands into lakes fed by
springs to cut ice from and other pur
poses. It would not be too big an under
taking for this city. The more parks we
have, the more beautiful the city, or will
we have to wait Torthe law of evolution
to fill it up with its growth and decay of
bullrushes and slough lilies, aided by the
ever-active mound-building craw(I)fish.
while the.chitter and chatter lended by
Mr. Goose and the duck will relieve the
cycle of ages by day, and Mr. Bullfrog
may with harmonious sway, fill in the
cycle by night with a kick and a chuckle
and a dive in the mud midst the bullrashes
and slough lilies, water and spray.
While the correspondent offers some
sensible suggestions, it is not in keeping
with the Argus' taste to say that the
evergreens would improve the appear
ances of Spencer square. The plan
already pursued there is too far advanced
to admit of any such changes. However,
the idea might be applied to Franklin
square, and the proposition as to con
verting the slough into a park is a splen
With regard to Spencer square, it is in
teresting to state tbat Commissioner
Jackson, has received an elegant vase
seven feet three and one half inches in
height, the gift of Mrs. Elizabeth
Harper. It will be a magnificent or
nament and will cost $280. Other
donations equally as appreciative are
a lawn seat from Dr. J. W. Cowden,
a lawn sett from Mr. August Huesing, a
lawn chair from Dr. S. C. . P.ummer. a
vase from Mr. Geo. Schneider, a vase
from Mr. H. B. Sudlow, while Mrs. Gil
pin Moore has also expressed a desire to
make a contribution to the beautifying
of the park.
Tbo matter of lighting the square is
now being ajitated and several good sug
gestions have been made. The arc light
on the band pavillion will illuminate the
centre of the square, while one proposi
tion is to erect at each of the fonr en
trances two ornamental poles with an
electric light on the top of each.
There is danger in impure blood
There is safety in taking Hood's Sarsa
parilla, the great blood purifier. 100
Baby carriages sold on easy payments,
at spot cash prices, every carriage guar
anteed at The Adams. 832 Brady street,
Whitman's butter cops and marsh-mallows
put np in fancy half pound boxes at
Erell & Math'a.
THAT NEW ORDER.
The Offshoot of the Woodmen More
Specially Dearrlbed The tove'relsn
Camp of the World. ,
The Fulton Journal, one of the month
pieces of Head Consul J. C. Root, of the
Modern Woodmen, has the following to
say on the establishment of the new order
of the Woodmen:
One of the most important meetings
held in Nebraska for some time com
pleted its work at Omaha June 5. The
Sovereign Camp of the World of the Mod
ern Woodmen of America has been insti
tuted with the following provisional o Ul
cers: The Hon. J. C. Root, 8. C. Lyons,
Iowa; the Hon. L J. Moss, S. A. West,
Superior, Minnesota; the Hon. F. F.
Roose, S. B. Lincoln. Nebraska; Colonel
B. W. Jewell, 8- C. Manchester, Iowa;
W. C. Homermiller. 8. E. Tomah,
Wisconsin; T. R. Court, 8. W. 8pring
field, Illinois; G. G. Stiles, S. 8.
Topeka, Ksnsas; Dr. W. O. Rogers, 8. P.
Omaha, Nebraska. Sovereign Man
agersEx Gov. Buren R. Sherman, Wa
terloo, Iowa;. Gen. Theodore D. Thomas,
and F. A. Falkenberg, Denver. Colorado.
Delegates were present from Colorado,
Nehraeka, Illinois, Iowa, and proxies for
Minnesota, Kansas, Wisconsin, Califor
nia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire,
Maine, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania
and New York. The Hon. F. A Falk -enburg
was made head consul for the
Pacific jurisdiction and authorized to or
ganize the same at once. Twelve juris
dictions were established. J. C. R jot is
head consul; F. F. Roose, heid adviser;
F. A. Falkenburg, bead of the commit
tee on credentials of the original head
camp of ten states, containing 40.000
Hillsdale. June 10.
Crops are looking fine.
Warm weather and dusty roads.
Anna Cain is slowly recovering. 4
Henry Fender is having his house
Frank Liphsrdt returned from Chicago
Wm. Miller has purchased a farm near
Children's day will be observed here
All who wish their boots and shoes re
paired, call on J. M. Martin, as he is now
ready to do first -class work.
There will be a strawberry and ice
cream festival at the Hillsdale school
house Tuesday evening, June 17.
The proprietor of the Erie brewery is
about to discharge some of his skimmers
on account of their fooling away too
much time talking to the ladies.
Little Geo. Goodrich met with quite an
accident slonday morning while riding.
He was thrown from bis horse and badly
injured; he was seen -by Messrs. Quick
and Cain who rushed to his rescue and
carried him to his home where be lay in
sensible for a long time, but at tlii? writ
ing is some better.
Refrigerators ou monthly payments,
prices guaranteed, at The Adams, 322
Brady street, Davenport.
Step in to Krell & Math's ice cream
parlor and try a dish of the finest and
purest ice cream made.
Carpets, matting, oil cloths, on easy
payments at The Adams, 3?2 Brady
Mclntire Bros, have a new and reliable
kid glove cleaner; cleans perfectly and
leaves no ooor.
Bookcases, writing desks, rare bar
gains at The Adams, 322 Brady street,
Mint, wintergreen, maple and lemon
wafers extra fine and fresh at Krell &
Visit the "Arcade" cigar store for a
good smoke. No. 1808 Second avenue.
Furnished rooms for rent. Inquire of
ocnaaD oe vv oiu-rs.
For imported and Key West cigars go
io ine "Arcade.
Table and Shelf Oil
KOOM AND PICTCRK
r-iPlctnr Cord, Twine, Nails
and Hooks at lowest rica.
Call and see.
C. C. Taylor
1625 Second avenue,
Under Bock Inland. flgnte.
ia amis or
$200.00 and Upwards
For sale, secured on land worth from
three to five times the amount
of the loan.
Interest T per cent serai annually, collected and
remitted free of charge.
B. W. HURST,
Attorney at Law
Booms S and 4 Masonic Temple,
ROCK ISLAND. ILL
Lloyd & Stewart,
BOCK IBLAXD, 1X1,
H . it
ill W i (1
Spring Styles now Ready.
Are in. May be yon are thinking of
Mclntire Bros, show a splendid as-
sortment in Satins, Gauze, Feather,
Ostrich, etc-, etc.,
Feather Fans, 15c.
Feather Fans, 25c
Colors blue. Pink, cream. Scarlet.
Some pleasant surprises for yon in
the way of low prices in other styles of
NEW WASH GOODS.
We place jon sale Monday morning
new wash goods in Marquise cloth
(similar to bastite) in pretty ombre ef
fects, fast colors at 1 2'ic
Who now own the
1 Fttmiture Establishment
West of Chicago, are ready to take the people of this vicin
ity through one of the largest and finest
in this section of the country, which is elegantly lighted
and contains the largest and hansomest PATTERNS OF
ever seen in the three cities, and their stock of FURNI
TURE and CURTAINS is grander than ever.
DON'T FORGET THE PLACE.
CLEMANN & SALZMANN,
Nos. 1525 and 1527 Second Avenue,
And Noa. 124, 126 and 128 Sixteenth Street,
fSl-... ; TLa
: II !!.! :! !f :;!!.:.$ "2543--.-
BOOTS AND SHOES.
THE LARGEST AND BEST STOCK
At the Lowest prices in tne three cities.
PATENT LEATHER SHOES
For Ladies and Gentlemen.
ISfTanned Goods in all colors.
An Encyclopedia valued at 6 00 giTeo away to each customer buing $25.00
worth of Boots and Shoes. Call in and let us show you the book and
explain how you can get it free.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr..
. CENTRAL SHOE STORE, 1818 Second Avenaa.
ELM STREET SHOE STORE
- S9S9 FifthAvenna.
similar to Scotch ginghams, fast colors
handsome coloring at 1 Oc This is be
low the regular price but we ".bought
them cheap and yon get the benefit.
SUMMER BEIGES Greys, double
MOHAIRS-Donblel fold, rednced
to 25c to close; colors gobelin, golden
brown, tan red, green, bine, seal
Challies, 4c a yard.
Challies, 5c a yard.
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 is really necessary;
and the best filter is the one you
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 you 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.