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The Contract fer the , Moline Ave
- v nue Job Let
The city council last evenim? 1t tfc
contract for paving Fourth avenue from
Twentieth to Twenty-third. th Utt.
street to Moline avenue.and thence east to
we city limits, to Edwards & Walsh, the
local contractors who we t.
lowest bidders, but who had complied
tu.u.iy with the council's require
ment than their under bidders In furnish
ing samples of brick, etc. It is th in
tention of the council to rlo hnt ns-
blocks the coming season or only as far
n"y nrm street, the rest of the con
tract to be laid ever until the next sea
on. Ex-Aid. Edwards, the senior mem
ber of the firm, informed an Argus re
porter last evening that he would be
ready to begin work as soon as the coan
cu ordered it, and that it would be nuah
ed as rapidly as possible and would be
completed by Oct. 1, without a possible
doubt. The pavine is to be done with
Purriagton brick, with whkh the coun
cil was so pleased on its recent visit to
the plant ner Galesbure.
ifidwards & Walsh put in ten blocks in
Davenport last summer and their work
gave great satisfaction. They have an
equal number of blocks to lay the ap
City Attorney Haas has already insti
tuted the necessary proceedings in tte
county court to push the work.
At the council meeting last evening al
so, Aid. B F. Koox presented an itenvzed
estimate of the cost of curbing and pav
ing of Market square from the south line
of Second avenue to the north curb line
of Third avenue. It will require a total
Of 3.848 yards or pavine:,712 feet of curb
ing, of which the Rock Island & Milan
Street railway pays 280 yards," leaving
8,568 yards to be paid for by the property
owners and the city. The estimated cost
is $6,992 80 of which the city will pay
$3,643 . 90; the property owners $3 3 i7.2f,
averaging the property owners about
$5.58 per front foot for 600 feet frontage
on both sides of the square. The prop
erty owners on the east side will be ass
sessed for 22 feet wide, on the west side,
26 feet, the - distance being caused
by the Milan Street railway. The propes
sition on tbe part of Aid. Knox met with
the approval of all our business men and
the property holders interested, and the
oun.il will no doubt take action at an
erH date, looking to tbe paving sug
gesed. s Court Calling.
1 The circuit court was this morning ne
'e lf.ied with the case of Frank Wilson,
charged with the burglary of Wolff's res
idence on Eighteenth street, on Dec. 18
last. Slate's Attorney Sturgeon appear
ed for the prosecution and J. P. Looney
tor the defense I, was the first case of
the latter since he began the active prac-
tice of law and be made an able effort in
behalf of his client. The jury, composed
of V Dauber, 0. A. Weyerhauser, J. H.
Young. Geo. Durrmann, L. H CofTman,
Theo achro.der, H E. Brubaker, John
Blake, Win. Milton, Nels Isaacson, E. C.
Blih and J. FI. Clark, took the case un
der advisement at noon and at the open
ing of court this afternoon returned a
verdict of g rilty and fixed the penalty at
one year in the penitentiary.
This afternoon Chas Johnaon plead
guilty to the larceny of an overcoat from
a boarding bou.'e in Moline, a: d Judge
8mith sentenced him to pay a fine of $25
aud to serve thirty days in the ccusty
The jury ia now being called in the
Edward Carter case. "
The people of Cable are stirred up over
a report that the vigilance committeejhas
located the men who entered the house
of the old people, Mr. and Mrs. Parker
near there last month, and robbed them
of $1,000. The men charged a:e
'members of highly respectahlc families,
one of t'.em living near Orion, while
the other is said to have skipped for tbe
west, but bis whereabouts are already
known. No arrests have been msde and
consequently no names are as yet given
narnefwmakers Con tent.
There is being held in the court marii al
room at headquarters at Rock Island
arsenal under Capt. Lyons' supervision, a
contest among the harness makers in
which at least a dozen experts from var
ious parts of the couLtry are participat
ing. The position soucht is that of
master harness maker made vacant by the
death of Seward Reger recently.
Store on Third avenue, second door
from Twelfth street; best location in the
city fcr meat market. Rent $10 a month.
House of five rooms en Fourteenth and
a half street; No. 622. Price $11.
Bouse on Second avenue between Sev
enth and Eighth streets, 8 rooms $16.
House on First avenue bet wt en Tenth
and Eleventh streets. Price $18. Apply
tO LOOSLET & KnOWLTON.
The man who can't sing and has a
baby is is usually made to sing.'
AFTER THIRTY-F1VE YEARS
Rek IlaBva ommu Basin. vtr
Jl..lvr-J. A M. Renfleld, Past
ad Fa tar.
The oldest business firm in Rock Island
dissolved today, after a oeriort r thirt
five years of pleasantness, Drosrrees ' and
prosperity, J. & M. Rosenfield, a mer .
canine title as well known almost as the
city with which it has alwavs been iden
tifled, has ceased to exist in its original
significance, though it continues
and will continue as the legitimate firm
name or one of our leading business es
tablishments. The firm of J. & M.R s
enfleld does not depart from the field of
activity in which it has always taken so
active a part. The change applies only
to the junior member. Ia other words
Mr. Mayer Rosenfield is succeeded by his
nephew. Mr. Meyer Rosenfield. The
brothers sever business relations of long
standing, and father and son continue to
carry it on. Mr. Mayer Rosenfield will
hereafter enjoy tbe comforts of retired
The firm or J. & M. Rosenfield, whole'
SrIa 1bIoh in ,af)1la. I, 1
" awjuiuT, uaiun arc.
leather and shoe findings was formed in
1856, Mr. Joseph Rosenfield coming from
Germany, and his brother, Mayer, from
iven.ucky that year. The business
started n a small scale in half of a frame
house on the north side of Second avenue
between Sixteenth and Seventeenth
streets. Two years later the firm moved
down to the east end of the Palace row
building and there remained until 1862
when the present Harper's theatre cor
ner, then Buford's block, was occupied.
Here the firm remained until the late
Mr. Ben Harper purchased the building
and transformed it in a theatre when J.
& M. Rosenfield purchased and moved
into the three story building they have
since occupied al 1626 Second avenue.
As stated above, the firm has been suc
cessful ia the highest sense. Both mems
bera have proven themselves shrewd, yet
progressive business men. and the disso
lution now is due only to the desire of
Mr. Mayer Rosenfitli to be re
lieved of the cares of business life.
He has therefore disposed of his
interests to Mr. Meyer Rosecfield,
son of the remaining member of the firm
and who will hereafter be associated
with his father in conducting the business.
He is a young man possessed of all the
rudiments of success, Integrity, energy
aid determination, coupled with the fx-"
perience of many years as a confidential
employe of the old firm. J. & M. Risen I
field continue then, not as of oil. but with
new life eng-afted into it, which will
carry it on to continued prosperity, is
the hope is of everybody in Rock Island.
Mr. Ernst Summers, for mny years
with May's grocery, has accepted a po
sition as bookkeeper for the firm of J. &
A Cruel Pruetiral Joke.
The Chicago DaVy JYVws yesterday
printed the following from i's special
correspondent at Milwaukee, Wis:
With glassy, staring eyes, from which
tie light of reason has fled, with sunken
cheeks and despairiLg moans, Miss Lyda
Lndt was taken from Oconomowoc to
her home in Davenport, Ih., made hope
lessly insane by a series of heartless pmct
ical jokes. Mi9s Landt, who was pretty,
vivacious and ab ut 20 years old, went
to Oconomowoc la9t summer to visit
relatives. She soon became a favorite
in society. During the winter she formed
an attachment for a handsome
young man of Oconomowoc. whom
she had met at several social Catherines.
The young man paid her several slight
attentions, but did not even attempt to
engage in a flirtation with her. In some
manner her unfortunate !o?e affiir he
came known and some of the girls of the
village thought the occasion excellent for
a p-aciical j ike. A -cordinclv letters
signed with ttie young min's name were
sent to Mitts Lmdt. These were kept up
for sometime until the poor girl bvgn to
realize that something was wrong. When
she finally learned of the box the shock
was puch that her mind give way. Miss
Lndt comes of a highly respectable fms
lly in Iowa, and her friends there think of
taking legal steps to punish the perpe
trators of the joke.
All applicants for employment ia the
service of the Rock Isl nd Railway com
pny are required to sign the following
I hsreby apply for a situation in the
Bei vice of the Uhicao, Rock Island & Pa
cific railway company, and if accepted
agree to faithfully observe all rules and
regulations, pay all my monthly bills
promptly each month, maintain strict in
tegrity of character, to abstain from the
use of Intoxicating liquors, to avoid visit
ing saloons or places where liquor is sold
and to perform my duties to the best of
CO IT STY HllLilU.
17 Fred Luckenback to William Ben
son berg, lots 1 and 4, block 2, Edward's
first addition to Moline, and lot 11. block
1. Bailey Davenport's second addition to
Elizabeth Graham to John Burton, lot
7. Heinrich's sub division, $1 650.
Elizabeth Gtanam to J R Burton, lot 8.
Heinrich's sub division, $250
8rah E Crawfor to H Daeb Men,
t( i lot 3. block 4, West Moline, $680.85
Mary L King to 8 E Roberts, ej tw
83. 17, 4 w, $800.
I euff.red most severely from rheuma
tism duriug the winter, the pain at times
rendering my moving almost impossible.
After using Salvation Oil for only two
diysthe pain entirely subsided, and now
I consider myself a well man.
W. K. Kurtz 126 Lexington St., Balto.
Pat ick Tobin, of Joslyn. was in the
Savo 25 per cent on tea alone by buy
ing at Hay s.
Nice dre-sed turkeys, chickens an!
rabbits at Bean's.
May still sells 16 pounds of granuUted
sugar for $1.
Nice dressed turkeys, chickens and
rabbitt i at Bean's.
R. H. Hinman, of Cambridge, was in
the city today.
Ex Supervisor S. E. Goodlow, of Ru
ral, wat in the city yesterday.
W. B. Mclntire cf Superior, Neb., is
visiting bis brother.'C. C. Mclntire.
May '6 store is crowded with customers
all day tn account of the lov prices.
Clearance sale this week; 10 to 15 per
cent discount on carpets. Tbe Adams,
322 Brady street, Davenport.
The B , C R. & N. rond sent its first
passenf r train into Davenport yesterday
over its t:ewly acquired D . I. & D. road.
Found A boy's over-coat, on the ice
in the sic ugh, last Saturday night. En
quire at 2208 Seventh avenue.
Tomon-ow evening at Trinity rectory,
occurs thi reception by tne ladies auxili
ary guild of the purish with the rector.
Clearance sale this week, 15 to 25 per
cent discount on everything in the fur
niture lire. The Adims, 322 Brady
The nicth annual ball of the Iron
Moulders' Union No. 230, will be held
Saturday evening at Armory hill. AH
are cordially invited.
The marriage of E. W. Robinon and
Miss Blanche Richmond takes place at
the bridc'8 home at the head of Seven
teenth street tomorrow evening.
The meetings at tte United Presbjterian
church continue. Last night's was the
best yet. Many came forward for prayer
and salyatic n . Meeting tonight at 7:30.
The presentation of "Robert Emmett"
by the Scbncll club is to occur at Har
per's theatre on Thursday night instead
of Wednesday night as stated heretofore.
Fire in our storeroom Jan. 10th left us
a great man? odd pieces of furniture.
We will mate you satisfactory prices if
you want anything in this lm . The
A lams, 322 Hrdy street. Davenport.
Hon. Geo. W. Vinton has introduced in
the Illinois leg islature the bill provit'iog for
the ceding by the state to the govern
meet of the j irlsdiction necessary to in
sure the construction of the Twenty
fourth street viaduct.
Mr L. Sirton, of tbe firm of S'mon A
Mosenfelder. left last night for New York
and the east t be gone four weeks buy
ing spring and summer goods for their
tvo stores Rxk Island and Monmouth.
Simon & Mosenfelder intend having the
best tha marki t will afford this coming
Cards have been issued by Mr. and
Mrs. W. H. H Dow. Mr. Dow being
s'eward at th; poor farm, announcing
the marriage of their daughter, Grace P.
to J. Boyd M Michael, the marriage to
occur at the residence of Mr. and Mrs.
Dow, in Hampton township, on Thurs
day, Jan. 29
Rev. C. L. IMorgiu, pastor of the Con
gregational church at Moline, has re
colved a call to Dabuq'ie at an increased
salary. Mr. Morgan receives $18)0
with parsonage free in Moline and is offer
ed $2,800 It it probable his income will
be increased as im inlucement to remain
The sale of seats for the Schnell club
entertainment opened this morning at the
Harper house drug store and re
sulted in the disposition of a large
number of seats, though many good ejnes
yet remain. It ii desired that all having
tickets rut f or s de not yet disposed of,
retora them to the club tr.night.
In tbe police court this morning Hugo
Hmcher, of Roc k Island, was fined $1
and costs for disturbing the peace. He
is a young man, t nd told his mother he
wanted to go skat ing. He too"k his skate
along with him. and got his skates on
but not his ice skates. His mother came
over this mrraig and paid the fine and
Save hr son a lecure on Sundj.y Bkating
that was indeed interesting Davenport
Mrs. Mi.hael O Connor left last evening
for Keitbsburg, bving been summoned
by the death of her mother, Mrs. E H .
Eby, at 2 o'cloc'.i yesterday morning.
The deceased was 76 years of age, and
some weeks ago she sustained a severe
fall, fracturing her right limb, from which
owing to her advanced age she never f Jl
recovered. She leaves a husband and but
one child Mrs. O'Connor to mourn a
faithful wife and devoted mother, a kind
hearted Christian woman.
The statement in tbe Moline items of
this morning's Ur.k n that Rev. J. C. H.
Read has under consideration a call from
the First Biptist church at Rock Island
is without foundation. Said a member this
morning, "Rev. Read is too much of a
gentleman to cinuider. what has never
been tendered him. The First Baptist
church of this city U tborouglly in union
and sympathy with 'heir beloved pastor
and h'n estimable wife and hope the time
is far distant when a change might seem
necessary by either patoi or church."
A lot on Fifth aveaue between Fortj
fourth and Forty fiftl streets, corner of
alley; 25x150 feet, only four blocks from
the principal faotoriHj in Moline at a bat
gain. Looslej & Knowlnos
If Yonr now on Urs
You put water on the burning timbers,
not on the smoke.' And if you have
catarrh you sht aid attack the disease in
the blood, not in the nose. Remove tbe
impure cause, and the local effect sub
sides. To do this, take Hood's 8arsapa
rilla. the great blood purifier, which radi
cally and permanently cures catarrh. It
also strengthens the nerves. Be sure to
get only Hood's Sarsipar.lla.
Shelf Oil Cloth,
Room and Picture
ISFTicture Cord, Twine. Xili,
and Hooks at lowest prices.
Cull and see.
C. C. TAYLOR,
First door east of London C'.otV
Tlic Little Jewel
HAVE YOU SEEX IT !
If you warn a !am.) of any knJ. it
will pay you to free what I have. The
range in price is from IS cents ap, and
the variety and style is just as gr.at.
Ckiia add Glas
lfr )9 Second Arenae.
Lloyd & Stewart
CHAS. R. WHEELAN,
Undertaking and Embalming
Dimick Block, No. 308 30th St.. T-ock Maud.
Harinc parcnased a coir.plcte tine of Undertak
ing poods, with hearse and aipnartennres, and
having seenred the services of Mr. Geo. E. Ret-d,
of Chicago, an szpert fnneral director and em
halmer of 12 years experience, 1 am fully pre
pared to pnarantce auUsfaction.
J. M. BEAKDSLEY,
TTORNEY AT LAW Office with -J. T. Ken
A worthy, 17 Second A venae.
JACKSON & IICKST,
4 TTORNETB AT LAW. Office In Rock Island
tlJNational Bank Building', Rock Island, 111.
. D. rWTBKZT.
SWEEXET & WALKER,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW
Office in Bongston's block. Bock Island, III.
McEMRT & IcEMBF,
ATTORNEY'S AT LAW Loan money on rood
security, make collections. Reference, Mitch
el ft Lynde. banker. Offioe In Postomc block.
MlsCEhL t NEOUS.
?OR SALE EVERY EVENING at Crampton'i
News Stand. Five cents per copy.
DRS. RUTHERFORD k BUTLER,
n RADIATES OF THE ONTARIO VKTERNA
II nr college, Veternary Physloians anp Surgeons,
Office I Tindall's Livery stable: Residence: Over
Asters Bakery, market square.
VI I PI TlKC'Q Teaches lu students
fnlL.Llinr.tf trade anT then starts
CfTJOOT Civ them in railroad service,
inrCDIPUY VALENTINE BROS,
WM. 0. KULPiD. DiS.
OFFICE REMOVED TO
Boomj as, t7, 28 and ,
Take Elevator. , DAVENPORT, IA,
.Advance shifmen's cj new spring hosiery have been re
ceived To bring these goods into early prominence, we quote:
Full regular made, Ladies' Engish 2x2 stripe hose,
Ladies' guaranteed fast black hose, -Ladies'
guaranteed stainless black hose,
Ladies' guaranteed stainless black hose,
Ladies' full regular English, absolutely stainless, -
These last named at present rate
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 you
the same old number at the old pi ice 25 j. Early purchases
will be greatly to your advantage.
McC ABE BROS.
1712. 1714. 1716. 1713. 1720 and 1722 Pecokd Atesc.
Jinko or Cat Biekets, all sizes.
New styles of baskets opened eacb
Something new in Doll Hammocks.
All tbe latest Games.
Lamps, all kinds.
China and Glass are.
We will place on sale Thursday tbe
finest line of Piush Goods ever brought to
the city, and to be sold at less than
manufacturers' prices. Come and pet
our prices before purchasing anything in
tbe Holiday line.
HELLO,; CENTRAL ?
KANN & jHTJOKSTAEDT,
No. 181r nd 1313 Shroud enu.
Tbe Ley5erl tjle, and prices la
OIL CLOTHS. SHADES, DE APERY, Etc.
14c pr pair
4c Dr pair
10c pr pair
25c f r pair
by the McKinley tariff have hwn
Popular 12mo B.;ks 25c.
We also hare a complete liae cf padded
Art Booklets fr . :m in up.
Albums by tbe 100 and at prices which
can't be equaled.
Etchings and Frames, just the thing
forXmas. Watch us fcr bargains this
1705 Second Avenue.
Branch Store 400, 15th St., Moline..
for the Celebrated
Sheet Iron, Gas and
Also Sewer work.
Opposite Harper House.
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