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THE KOCK I BLAND AltGUB, MONDAY, JANUARY 19. 1891.
ance eLip.ments of new spring hosiery have been re
ceived To bring these goods into early prominence, we quote:
Pull regular made, ladies' Engish 2x2 stripe hose, - 14c pr pair
Ladies' guaranteed fast black hose, - - 4c pr pair
Ladies' guaranteed stainless black hose, - 8c pr pair
Ladies' guaranteed stainless black hose, ... 10c pr pair
Ladies' full regular English, absolutely stainless, - - 25c pr pair
These last named at present rate by the McKinley tariff have been
advanced 75c per dozen. 25c is the old price. Our order for our old
Indelible Black Hose
was placed last August and we are still is position to sell jou
the same old number at the old pi ice 25a. Early purchases
will be greatly to your advantage.
1712, 1714. 1716.
Jinko or Cat Buckets, all siz.cs.
New styles of baskets opened ench
Something new in Poll Hummocka.
All tbe latest Games.
Lamps, all kinds.
China and Glassware.
We will place on tale Thursday the
finest line of Plush Goods ever brought to
thecilj.and to be sold at less thin
manufacturers' prices. Come and pet
our prices before purchasing anything in
(he Holiday line.
A. J. SMITH & SON.
DRAPERY, GRILLE WORK
A. J. SMITH & SOIST,
125 and 127 West Third Street. Opp. Masonic Temple, DAVENPORT
IV ALL PAPER COMPANY-
312, 314 Twentieth St.,
And Postoffire Blook, Moline. ROCK ISLAND-
FINE WALL PAPER KTrlalv a2nts for the follnwin fix Unrert Wall Paper
factories: Btriii A, Son, inin way Co.. Robert S. Hobba 3t oo., Kevins A Uavlland, Nea
York Wall Paprr IV)., am: Knlwrt Grave A Co.
8BB OUH aHKCIAu?-- Which include all tbe Art papers. Prices from 10 to 80 per cent
below other (lea., t.
J. B. ZIMMER,
THK WELL KNOWN
Ha just returned from Europe and would be pleased to see his friends at
bis place of business in
Stab Blo&, Opposite Haepbb Doube.
FALL AND WINTER SUITINGS
for 1 890-91 have been received.
contractor and builder.
MAorner Tenty-ecotni treet .nftflnth vonue. Re.ldeoee S5
Bnf Tr.irteei.tii trADiw .
1718. 1720 and 1722 Srcond Avknub.
Popular 12mo Buks 25c.
We also have a complete line of padded
Art Booklets fr;m5c up.
Albums by the 190 and at prices which
can't be equaled.
Etchings and Frames, just the thing
for Xmtia. Watch us for bargains th!s
1705 Second Avenue-
Branch Store 400, 15th St., Moline.
THAT FEE CASE.
Ex -City Attorney Mcfniry's Views
in the Matter.
A Plata Mian-Beat la Hla Owa e
frtaee aael the Law Mtatra A L.II-
City Attorney Joseph L Haas came
out In yesterday morning's Union in de
fense of the mi yor and finance commit"
tee of the city council for allowing
and inserting in the general ordinance,
Mr. nana' bill for services reodered in go
iag up to Ottawa to oppose a motion
filed by John T. Ken worthy, Esq., in the
appellate court in the McEniry case. In
tbe same article, Mr, Haas in a very un
professional mi.nner, aims to it tuck Mr.
McEoiry and his course in tbe matter.
Mr. McEniry w as found in bis offlee this
morning by an Argus representative, and
when asked about the article he said:
"Yea, I read it and was somewhat sur
prised to learn that I had been censuring
the city counci for allowing Mr. Haas bis
fees, and Mr. Elaas for presenting bis bill,
which I did not, although I might haye
said the manner in which the bill was
allowed, was sufficient to arouse suspic
ion, and I still think so, in view of the
fact that a bill for like services presented
by me was bitterly opposed by the three
gentlemen comprising the finance
committee, (namely, Aldermen Schroeder
Knox and Butchei.) And after I had
twice obtained a verdict in the circuit
court for my fe, these same gentlemen
Vigorously urged an appeal to the appel
late court main aining of course, (and I
supposed honestly,) that I was not en
titled to fees for services rendered in ap
pealing cases from the circuit to tbe ap
pelate court. Ia view of the fact they re
fused to aP.ow me fees for like serv
ices, it mmt tecefsarily appear
that their reasons for not refer
ring tbe bill to ! be council (as baa been tbe
custom without exception heretofore, not
withstanding Mr. Has thinks differently)
was to keep the items of the bill from tbe
pnblic and thereby give color of goo I
faith to Uieir action in rejecting my bill.
Yes. I see by hi article he attempts to
sustain his action in not furnishing Mr.
Ken worthy or myself with a copy of his
brief in my case on the day that he filed
tbe record in th s appellate court. It is
quite evident that Mr. Haas did not con
sult bis associates in the Robinson block
before writing the article, since if he bad
I don't tbiuk he would have shown him
self to be so ignorant of tbe rales of tbe
appellate court, in which court ho has so
ahly conducted the city's business.
"In order to explain this point clearly
it will be neci ssary for me to give you
a short history of the whole affair. Yon
see, I obtained a judgment against the
city for a little Isbs than $3K). from which
judgment the c ty took an appeal to tbe
appellate court. A new trial (sacked for
by the city, an 1 also by myself. The
city maintains that I am not enlitl d to
the judgment, for the reason that the or
dinance reeulaiing the city attorney's
fees does not contemplate the payment
of extra fees for services rendered by the
city attorney in carrying a case from
tbe circuit to ti e appellate court, or in
other words fot such services as Mr. Haas
rendered in my case, and for which tbe
finance commit ee bas allowed blm a fee
by railroading it through in the finance
ordinunce. Tb it yon may clearly under
stand the citj's position in this matter
p-rniit me to read from Mr. Hass' argus
mini in (he cue, page 9; he says on this
While, at a glance, it would seem that
tbe courts in ahicb the suits were then
pending and tbe business was to he trans
acted, were outride of the county of Rock
Ilaphey cannot logically be conaid
ereJ"ou. All of the suits and business in
wbicb appellaul was involved during ap
pellees term of office originated, were
originally commenced in the county ot
Kocfc Island, a d it was simply a follow
ing up of this fame business to the differ
ent courts to a hicb the different steps
taken in the n atter. led the parties liti
gaol. We imagine tbe spirit of Ihe ordi
nance to be, acd we submit this proposi
tion to tbe court in all candor, that the
ordinance re feu only to such suits and
business which originated outside of the
county of Rock Island and necessitate
the absence of the city attorney from the
county. Now, it certainly cannot be
maintained that the appellate or supreme
court are outside of tbe county of Rock
blind, simply because tbe building in
which these courts bold tbeir sessions is
ouisme oi mo territorial limits ot our
county. The appellate as well as the
supreme court, appellant contends, while
held, gcograpl. ically speaking, at some
distance from our county, are revenue
less parts of oi.r county inasmuch as they
cover every cr unty in the district com
prising the different eounties.
''The reason why I ask for a new trial is
that the court i rrored in not holding that
the rompromisi of $ 500 between myaelf
and city to be binding on it. So you see
tbe case bas at, affirmative and negative
on both sides. Thejrules of the appel
late court as cited by Mr. Haas are cor
rect ss far as t ley go, but bis conclu
alons ate radically wrong and he might
have discovert d it had be read tbe fif
teenth rule of he appellate court which
is as follows: "Tbe appellee or defen
dant in error shall nave the right to
assign cross errors within two days after
the record is filed in this court, and not
afterwards without special leave of the
court." Under this rule we had to file
our cross error or exceptions to tbe rul
ing of the circttit judge, to-wit: two days
after appellant filed bia record, etc
which were file! by him on tbe 8d day of
December. We bad no notice of bia fll
ing tbame u itil the 6th day of Decern'
another opurtunity to show how much
more be knows about tbe practice in tbe
appellate court than other lawyers.
For him to mantain that be
did not have to furn.sb ns with a copy of
abstract!, etc, before tbe 10th day of De
cember is prepostirous; it is true he was
not required to file the record, etc., be
fore tbe 10th, but inasmuch as he' did
file it on the 3d, and did not elect to take
advantage of the time given him to file
his record, the application of rules 15 and
24, are clear that the court intended that
be should furnish "is with copies of proof
etc., on the day be filed them in court.
What would have been the result, had
you not known that the case was filed in
the court before the 10th of December?
Why, according to rule S7,of the appellate
court, you see it would have been reversed.
but of course upon a showiog to the court
it would be reconsidered by them sod
Another reason wby Mr, Haas' position
is not-correct is found in rule 28, wbicb
provides "that oral arguments will he
held on the calling of tbe cause upon the
regular call of the docket on behalf of
the appel'ee if be shall have filed hia
printed briefs on or before tbe day pre
ceding the call of tbe cauae. The case
was called before tbe 10th of December,
hence the court recogn'zsd that the briefs
were due us before that day, since we
could not make au oral argument until
tbe court bad been furnisled with a copy
of our briefs. As to the proposition of Mr.
Haas that it Was the other sije and not
he who caused the expenses, it is too ri
diculous to be noticed."
AX OLD MAN'S CONTRACT.
A Prat Mimtiar ta Oar Are aaaplinkea
a Vrar A( la Kara lalaaa I'aarr
lakra la llavrepart.
Many Rock Island people will remem
ber the feat accomplished by J. W. Wil-
iamson in this city a year ago in walk
ing diagonally from one corner of Third
avenue and Seventeenth street to the other
for three successive, days on a wager with
Mr. Fred Appelquist. The task looks like a
yery easy one, but it is not . Williamson
accomplished it, however, though much
the worse for it. Now it seems that Mr.
Appelquist bas started a vigorous old
roan out in Davenport on a similar feat.
Tbe Democrat of yesterday morning de
People passing tbe corner of Second
and Rock Inland streets yesterday stopped
to watch illiam Draiicker, a man 63
years of age. as be slowly walked across
Second street from the northeast to tbe
southwest corners of the inter section
with Rock Island, carrying two ordinary
bricks. Two other bricks were upon the
curbing, at each corner, and Draucker
npon completing bis journey across the
street would deposit his pair of bricks
and pick up the two on the curbing, re
turning to the other side and repeating
tbe operation. He worked all nay, ate bis
dinner while walking, and at 5 o'clock
there were no more brick upon either
corni r than at ? o'clock in the morning.
He waa "carrying brick." but apparently
to no purpose. As long as he didn't throw
them at anyone the police officers let him
alone, and the pitying glances that the
passers-by rant upon him be minded not.
Tbe way Mr. Draucker came to be en
gaged in hia thankless job la explained
thus: Friday evening he waa grumbling
over lack of work in the presence of sev
eral companions, among whom was Fred
Appleqnist, of Rock Island. Mr. Apple
qmst asked Draucker what kind of work
be wanted. "Any kind." waa the reply.
"Well if you will carry two brinks across
the street here for ten hours a day with
out Slopping for dinner, drop the bricks
you are carrying every time you croaa
and pick up two more, and keep it up
for seven daya I will pay you a dollar and
a half a day and give yon sr.ii besides
If you don't finish tbe jib you d m'l get
Draucker concluded that this was $80,
iO better than doing nothing, and so be
started In on the j b at 7 o'clock Salur
day morning. He is allowed no inter-
mimion for dinner and quits at 5 o clock.
Nick Piewcomb is tbe stakeholder, time'
keeper and referee, and as Draucker is
under watch all the lime he has to keep
in motion. Variousopinions are expressed
as to bia ability to complete bia part of
tbe contract. From tbe comments of
persons whi have witnessed similar testa
of endurance bis chances of winning the
promised reward are rather dubious.
Mr. Halatra Krtirraaral.
Mr. C. B. Holmes, late president of the
Chicago City Railway Companv. has de
clined his appointment as superintendent
of tbe company, and Mr. C. J. Luck, late
superintendent of construction bas been
promoted to suceeed him. Mr. Luck
will be remembered as the man whs was
sent here by Mr. Holmes to construct tbe
Davenport & Rock Island line to tbe
Davenport end of tbe Rock Island bridge,
in a abort space of time offered under
tbe protection of an injunction.
The south side conductors and drivers
have bad a meeting and it is not unlikely
will all abandon tbeir positions in conse
quence of Mr. Holmes' retirement. One
of tbe men on being interviewed aaid:
"Tbe moment C. B. Holmes went out
of office there waa dissatisfaction all
along the line. While he waa always
strict and mamtaibed tbe best of disci
pline be was alwaya lust and had the re
spect and love of every man on tbe road
Of course it is out of tbe question to talk
of reinstaling'.bim. He would not take
the position unless be could be president
also and that ia impossible now. There
cannot help being a clash between tbe
employes and the officials."
Heaarpla Plela Wtrk.
Cant. L. L. Wheeler, assistant engineer
In charge of the Hennepin, ietatei that the
favoring weather that baa been enjoyed
an over ibis part or tbe country aince
winter commenced has been utilized al
most everv dav in the waviof field work
Another week of good dps, be thinks,
will see that part of tb work nearly
IN POLICE CIRCLES.
A Citizen Attacked by Foot-pad at
l Haaae aa the Blan Raterea, the
Thief C'aptarra aa Karaaea A
Joseph Hither had a rough experience
shortly after mldaight Batorday as be
was returning home from bia saloon ia
Huber's garden, on Moline avenue, east
ot Wagner's brewery. Mr. Huber lives on
Tr-'rty-fifih street, tbe second door from
Moline avenue, Mrs. Murphy's premises
occupying the comer. As he approached
the gate to Mrs. Murphj's yard he saw, as
be thought, two men crowding within.
but before he bad time to fully compre
hend the aituation. one of tbem jumped
up and viciously attacked Mr. Huber,
triking him several ferocious blows on
tbe head and shoulders. Mr. Huber was
carrying lantern in one hand, while with
tbe other he reached for bis revolver and
attempted to Ore at his assailant, bat the
flre-srm refused to operate. Finding that
he was helpless he ran sway from Ihe
brute and was soon In his own gate. The
men seeing the failure of tbeir scheme
fled down Moline avenue. Mr. Huber,
though staggered by tbe effects of tbe
blows, recovered soon after, and is today
feeling comparatively comfortable. Tbe
weapon which the hoodlums nstd, seemed
to be a a rock tied op in tbe end of a
f bortly before Mr. Huber closed bia
saloon Saturday night two s'rangers loft
the place, and tbe natural theory is that
tbey, supposing that be would cirry some
money home end tbey were right as be
bad flOOonbis person laid for him
ith tbe intent of robbery.
A ROBBER CACOHT AND ESCAPES.
Last evening about 7:30 o'clock Mrs.
Jamea Scott, living on E'm street bluffs.
returned to her home after having been
sway a short time, and in the dark hall
way she ran against a man wbom she
knew at once to be a burglar. Though
almost paralyzed with the sud lea fright
she screamed and the intruder fled. Mrs.
Scott hurried m the door and gave the
alarm, and several in the neighborhood
started the cry of "stop thief! ' A young
man living across the street rushed out
and caught the robber, who, however,
wiih rare presence of mind and a most
remarkable strategic move, set op yell
of "thief, robber, catch him." and the
oung man. thinking be bad got the
wrong man. let him go. The police were
summoned and Deputy Marshal Long
went up in the patrol wagon, but tbe
burglar bad flown.
Henry Dasso was fined 3 and coata by
Magistra'e Wivill Saturday evening for
assaulting Wm. Hilden. Tbe two men
ive in tbe lower en j of town, and a long
existing ill-feeling cu'minated at 6 o'clock
Saturday evening in the as mult aa men
coi:ld hk ordkrkd our.
The llllaala Hi air Mlllila a fcaratal
froaa Mrrvire la lar laaiaa Traatlra.
Members of tbe Rodman Riff's of Ibis
city or of Company F. ot Moline. who
have been entertaining tbrmaelvra with
the assurance, that they would not beob
liged to go to the frontier in cauwq'ience
of tbe recent Indian n prising, have been
grievously in error, aa will be seen by
a perusal of set tion 1042 of the it vised
alatutea of tbe I'oitrd Slatea, wbicb reat!s
"Whenever the United Slate are in
vaded in imminent dan.er of invasion
from any foreign nation or Indian tribe
or of rebellion against the authority of
tht government of tbe United States, it
shall be lawful for the president
to rail forth such numhrr of
the militia of the state or
states, most convenient to tbe place of
danger, or scene of action, as be may
deem necraaary to repel such invasion, or
to suppress such rebellion, and In issue
bis orders for that purpose to such off!
cers of the militia aa he may think proper.'.
Tbe codes of all tbe statea are in ac
cord with tbe above provision of tbe con
atitution. Is fart tbe arcretary of war.
in a recent report, cited tbe state militia
of the several statea as an available mili
tary force in tbe event of war. Tbe Un
ited States also aids tbe state militia d
rectly. thus placing it under obligation
to respond to tbe calls of the national
government, whenever aucb service may
lirahaaa raat, af Xallar. ta Have
('barer af Ihe Trt-'ltj- Cerraaaalra
Tkla Year iav. a'arakrr ike Orater.
According to the pleasant custom ob
I erred in recent years, tbe Grand Army
posts of Rock Island. Moline and Daven
port will join in tbe ceremonies at tbe
National cemetery on Rock Island thii
year, it being Graham's post turn to bate
charge of the arrangemeuts. At last Fri
day night' meeting of that post Corns
mander J. 8. Sale appointed the folio1
tog committee: Comrades, W. C. Ben
aett, David O. Reid. T. M. Secbler. E. E
Wheelock, M. R Metzar. Wm.Clendenin
Tbe O. A. R- boy contemplate, say the
Journal, making this one of tbe largest
decoration day services we have ever had
Tbey have sometime since secured Gen
.. B. Foraker, ex Gov. of Ohio, as ora
torir that day .
TheRoJerts Sailer company gave a splen
did presentation of Roberta' stag dapta
See Mclntire Bros', adv.
Must go See Mclntire Bros', adv.
Fine Mexican oranges and all kinds
fruiu at Boro'e,
Dancing school at Armory ha'l Wed
Big discount tale in Mclatire B os'.
For Sale My residence, corner Fifth
street and Fourth avenue, A. IM. Bra-
Ex-Policeman John Breaaaa is serving
at night watchman at Gil more' pachlrf
Mrs. Howard Mnrphey sad daughter
of Chicago, are vlaiting at tbe home of
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel 8h ranger, on Fifth
Mr. Fred Head returned last evening
from a trip through Texas and olbtr
southern stales ia the interest of tie
Rock Island Plow Company.
Assistant Plate Secretary A. M. Din
ner, of the Y. M. C. A., may be obliged
to remove to Peoria la order to be more
centrally located for the diacbarrs of hi
W. Reekbow. the new night operator
at the Milwaukee depot, arrived from
Chicago Saturday n'.ght, and I acting as
day operator pending tbe arrival of tbe
man who ia to take that poaltion.
Alderman James E. Lark i a deferred
hia return from the a! derm ante trip to
Galrsburg until 8turday night. lie
put in a couple of day visiting relatives
at Oneida, Koox, county.
At tbe morning services at the B cad-
way Presbyterian church yesterday seventy-two
new members jointd as tbe re
sult of tbe recent revivals, at which there
were 155 con verta,out of abich the Broad
way seems to have gotten nearly half.- It
the biggest influx ever known ia the
history of tbe church here.
Bishop Perry bas just received, a little
late for ChriatBsaa. aa Engliab plum pad
ding sent from Oxford, England. Freight
and express charges were duly end fully
prepared, but the custom' officers of
ew York laid their rough hands npon
tbe delicacy, and in tbe tatrrrat of home
production claimed for McKinley and
t'acle Sam tbe dutiful amount of 75
cents! Davenport Democrat.
Capt . Thos. Peel of Ibe LaClede Packet
impany of Burlingtno.ha returned from
Dubuque, where he baa purchased from
C.pl. J. M. Tamer of that place the
learner Pauline, well known here, paying
r ber tbe torn of 14.025. He will crm
mand her during tbe coming summer In
the Burlington and New Baaton trade.
This leaves the Burlington ferry all at s a
for a captain.
A vi asnington aispalcn says thai on
next Thursday G.-n.S. Y. Benet, chief of
bureau of ordnance, war drpartmeat.
will be placed upon Ibe retirrd list, hav
ng reached the proper age. C 4. J. M.
Whiltem re,commandant at Ro k Island,
araenal. is tbe ranking f9--r. bat tbe
appointment of Col. A R, Bufftncuto. the
Commandant ot the SpringfirlJ arsenal, is
being urged upoa by tbe t.retidrat by
Oen. Beset sol tbe eaaUra influences
Mr. L. V. KcaLail bt returned from
Chicago, where he had aa inurview with
President Walker, r.f the street railway
syndicate. To Mr. E.kbatt Mr. Walk
er gave awuranrrs that tbe proposed
route to Rock river is a so. sod ea
prrsard tbe pleaaura of himself aad asso
ciates of Ibe friendly riir,fitioa mani
fested in Rork I-lan.i toward the project,
and said the people here would never re
gret the encourage meot tbey had always
extended toward tbe company's enter
Call airac sXalirri.
Here ia consolation for the advocates
of tbe storage battery ay stem of electric
railway propulsion. It ! from the New
York Hidli I'dlr. a scientific paper:
What' tbe matter iih tbe Fourth ave
nue (Ju!ien system) storage battery carat
Since Ibe big snnw storm tbry hav dis
appear 1. Tbey grew Ic-sa and Iras ta
number as a intrr approached, ll'.l now
they have faded away. Perhaps tbry
will blossom erem in Ibe spring with the
tulip and daffodils and the other peren
nials? Ws aaked a driver tbe otbrr day
when tbe storage cars would take tbe
place of borve traction on tbe road.
whereat he looked incredulous; one of
bis borara who hsd been doing some four
hours' work in tbe snow, taming his
head around and apparently breaking in
to a broad grin.
far Lraaa STat.
"The KiiltMii if Turkry is aaid to be a
very t-iiliulits-iwtl iiViropi." rvraarked
"H oiiifht to In-." rt-pl-l 1-K.tbby.
"He ortainly bas wiv-s nioush to kep
hiiu poM.-d x:k-u rvi-rj lty' aflaira."
.11 U.r ..ra.
"We ii't i ai.ii.. M in here." aaid turn
guide a- thry !:-;'j-l iiu-iUe.
"Duy.iui'"' liMf luvlty irirL "Now,
deSK- kIiow as brr yuu blow arrmt
jruns. 1 oft.u ln-.ir uir uaral fnetxla
siK-ak i-f theni." Kitr FitU i Waahfa?
ton. Tb Uuablrr.
OU RoluuMnirwaJing "The average
weight cf the Weilealey college girl ia
Yuun;; RoUiuon H'tu! I'd like to go
op to iYelltJ-y and test that statement.
New York Sun.
As t.rrBoaa laaarraalaa.
"What kind of f uruace have XomT
"A roM air furnace."
"I thought eo. I didn't know but what
yon w-re trying to ..at tlie boaae with
your r -f rig-Tntor. Harp-r' Uaxar.
The TIsm aad Mara).
Clan Oh. 1 have su much to say to
Mau.l d 1 to you. Let's go
tbe ojcra to-night. Lofa.
at van la
kw tl-' -
completed. It baa progfaased far n