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OUR SLOPPY STREETS.
Slash Where There Should he a
J .ac amonth. Jewt. it become the
i ioe AHGU8, & task that would be
exceedingly disagreeable were it not in
the line of public duty, to call the atten
tion of the mayor to gross negligence oa
the part of his pet subordinate, the street
commissioner. The Argus' admonitions
t in this rispect have so far, it is gratifying
to know, always been a; tended by de
sired results, and the public his been the
gainer, and it is hoped the same will be
the case this time.
When the city.witb the co-operation of
the property holders went to the expense
of paved streets, it was with the hope
that at all reasonable times, at least, the
business part of the city would present a
clean and at least comfortable appear
ance. But this has not been the case,
except where the street superintendent
was forced to consider his duty on the
premises. Look at Second avenue,
Eighteenth street and Twentieth street
Uday. With the construction of the pave
ment, crossings were abandoned,
the proper theery being that one might
cross from one side of the thoroughfare
to the other anywhere with as mach of a
degree of comfort as if on an elevated
crossing. This might always be the case
if the pavement received the proper at
tention, but today it is actually worse
than it was before. At the street
intersections now one encounters mud
and slush almost up to the ankles, while
the gutters are clogged and filled . Where
the streets are coTerad vith ...4
where the accumuhtious are frozen, there
Can be no ground for comphint, but on
days such as this, the pavement should
be cleaned and if the street superinten
dent will attend to it. the people will
gain something of an idea of what he is
paid for. and will be less in.lined to the
belief that the mayor is permitting his
personal preferences to override his sense
of duty to the people, whose servant he
is supposed to be.
A lin(rra lubllr.Xnisance.
The unmanageable team belonging to
Benson, the hay man. indulged in one of
its customary runaways yesterday after
noon about 4:30 o'clock. Starting on
Market square the horses dashed across
to Second aveaue. ditching a wheel on
the way, and then put east on Second
avenue at a mad rate, stopping for noth
ing and barely escaping a number of ve
hicles and pedestrians, one lady in par
ticular being very nearly run over. At
Twentieth street the maddened beasts
were stopped in their mad career without
further damage. The public is becoming
wofully tired of the escapades of this
team, and it is time something was done
to prevent life and property being fur
ther jeopardized by it. Mr. Benson
should be given notice by the police to
keep his team off the public streetB.
The jury selected in the cess of Ed
wsrd Carter, charged with forgery, is
composed of Messrs. El. Mitchell" Valen
tine Diiuber. Levi Sharp, Richmond Ter
rell. Joseph .Young. J. U. B-selin, Jo
seph Exner, James Clark. Jr., Joseph
Bchroeder, and II. E. Brubaker. The
defendant was an employe of the Barn
ard & Leas Manufacturing company, of
Moline, and is accused of forging the
name of Supt. GoIJsworthy to an order
on a hardware store there for a revolver .
State's Attorney Sturgeon appeared for
the prosecution atd J. P. Looney for the
defense. The case was uirA ..
afternoon and this morning.
The jury came in a: at 2:8) this after
noon with a verdict 0? guilty and fixing
the penalty at one yer in the peniten
tiary. This afternoon is being devoted to the
hearing of arguments in the case of S. F.
Cooke, administrator for E. I. Eggieston,
against the Rock Island and Davenport
Ferry company. Messrs. J. T. Ken
worthy and M. M. Sturgeon are for the
plaintiff and Bweeney & Walker and
Judge Wilkinson for the dsfense.
Mrs. H. S. Warner entertained The
Club last evening.
Mrs. Dr. Q. G. Craig gives a 5 o'clock
tea to her lady friends this evening.
Mrs. Schmidt gives a progressive euchre
party on Saturday afternoon, to her lady
The West End Progressive Euchre club
was entertained by Capt.' and Mrs. C.
W. Durham last evening.
A number of members of the Rodman
Rifles joined a party of young people from
South Rock Island last evening in a sur
prise on Mr. Ben Lamont and his sister,
Miss Emma Lamont, at the home of Capt.
Geo. Lamont in South Rock Inland.
There were about fifteen couple present,
who were handsomely entertained by the
surprised host acd hostess.
Twas a pretty picture surely. A troop
of little girls with heads bent over watch
ing a tunny haired child enre the New
foundland's cut foot. She waa using Sal
vation OiL .. ,
Go to May's, leader of low price.
The XatUaal Railway Aaoriatta
Flna that His lavestmeat Yield
Comfortable Mevea Per Cent.
The annual meeting of the National
Railway Company of Illinois, was held
in Chicago yesterday. The corporation
was formed by C. B. Holmes, late presi
dent of the tri-city system and of the
South Side Cable & Railway Com
pany or Chicago. In view of the
fact that Mr. Holmes has been so severely
condemned of late, it was expected that
the stockholders would find their stock
in the various enterprise in St. Louis,
Indianapolis and Los Angeles in bad
shape, but the Chicago Herald of tod ay
says in this they were doomed to disap
pointment. "When the secretary read
the annual report, every item showed up
satisfactorily. The usual dividend of 7
per cent was declared, and the compli
cation in connection with the Los Angeles
company was amicably settled. The
National Railway Company is controlled
mainly by Chicago capitalists. It is
closely connected with the South Side
Street Riilway Company, as most of
the stockholders in the one have
large interests in the other.
"With regard to the troubleia connec
tion with C. B. Holmes." said one of the
directors, "everything has been settled
and the company has not lost a cent by
it. Mr. Holmes his been exonerated and
the matter will be allowed to rest where
it is. In consequence, of the pressure
brought to bear upon him by the Sonth
Side Railway company Mr. Holmes re
signed the presidency of our company
Nov. 18. He resigned the directorship
Dec. 4 Now he does not own a single
dollar of stock in the company. It was
thought by the Chicago company, and by
us also, that Mr. Holmes could not carry
on such extensive operations outside tie
state. In fact, there were two paying
companies and one that did not pay in
which Mr. Holmes was largely concerned.
While he was in office as tie president of
the National Railway company a loan
was advanced to help the Los Angeles
concern. As the latter was not a suc
cess tie stockholders who lost their mon
ey were angry wnh Mr. Holmes and
were prepared to raise a row at this meet
ing. But the whole matter has been ad
justed. The money loaned has been se
cured without the necessity of borrowing.
Mr. Holmes does not owe us a cent. The
only fault with him was that be tried to
control too many concerns. He still has
our esteem, and if he should ever call
upon ub for help we would be ready to
respond. He has mbds the National
Railway company the success that it is
now. But for the pressure brought to
bear upon him by the South side railway
company to resign all outside offices he
would still be our president."
Mr. George Kingsbury is in Chicago on
Seven bars 0' Ptarl soap, 25 cents, at
Mrs. Timothy Buckley, ci Joslyn. wa9
in the city today.
Dr. Culvin Truesdale is confined to his
hou.e with a Bevere cold.
Magistrate Wivill is in his offioe eve n
ings from 6 to 7 o'clock.
Tonight occurs the reception at Trinity
rectory by the Women's auxiliary of the
Who would fail to buy $6 50 pan's for
$4? Call at Simon fc Mosenfielders a?d
Mr. J. S. Gilmore started a force of
men at work filling his packing house
with ice yesterday.
Mr9. Elizabeth McEn'ry, of O.-borne,
who nas rieen visiting in tne city, re
turned home this morning
Messrs. G. L. Price and E. A. Sween
ey, claim agents for the C , B & Q rod ,
spent latt bight in the city.
Moline's city council advunced the salary
of the city clerk $200 per annum Monday
night. It is now $1,000.
D. II Lauderbacb.of Chicago, man as
ing director of the syndicate street rail'
way lines, is at the Harper.
Miss Katherine Gest left yesterday
morning for Washington to spend tbc
winter with her father, Congressman
Rev. J. B. Little, pastor of the First
Presbyterian church, Divenport, will
preach at the Broadway church this even
ing at 7:30 o'clock.
In Chicago this evening occurs the
marrige of Mrs Mary Hawks of ttris city,
to Mi. J. F. Biker of tbat city. Their
future home will be in Chicago.
In the parlors of the Commercial bouse
yesterday afternoon, Justice Hawes united
in marriage Mr. James Eenshaw and
Mrs. Catharine Dailey of Briar Bluff.
The Rock Island County Old B. Ultra'
association will hold its annual business
meeting in the parlors of the Rock Island
house on the afternoon of Monday, Feb 2
Miss Edith Gordon gave a little party
Monday evening in honor of her friends,
Misses Chatty and Addie Thompson, who
leave soon for Chicago, their future
J. 8. Richardson, ot Wichita; Eas.,
formerly -associated in the proprietor
ship of the Arods, is in the city on busi
nesa and greeting old friends, of which he
Mr. J. L. Haas, recorder of Germania
Lodgs No. 6 A. O. U. W to Jay re
ceive checks for $3,000 each for the
widows of Frank HI and Gottlieb Beck.
M. E. Sweeney s'.ill has the matter in
band of the abstract to the viaduct rights
and a) soon as he completes them ihey
will be forwarded tt Washington.
Ry. J. Spencer Eennard, D. D., of
Chicago will preach in the First Baptist
churci at both services next Sunday, and
will p-obably remain a week conducting
There ytt remains some go:d seats for
the Ecamett enttrlainment at Harper's
theatro tomorrow night. Chairs are to
to be placed in the p rq-ette where there
is rooci in order to accomm date 3 mmy
One of the electric cars on the Fair
mont end of the Moline Central railwty,
cought fire this morning from the stove
In the car and was so bally damtged
that it will become necessary to hip the
car to Pullman for repairs.
Henry Smith and Martin Renfrow re
turned by train this morning from New
Orleans. Last October they started to
flost dewn the Mississippi in a flat boat
and reached the mouth of the great river
during the holidays. They enjoyed the
novel trip greatly.
Invoicing being over, S'mon & Mosen-
fielder I aye inaugurated their ever popu
lar pints sale. All odd pants must be
8o!d bef jre their sumner good) arrive.
All odd pants from $5 to $5 .50 sold at f 4;
and $3 und $4 at $2.50.
Geo. Barker is still cutting beautiful
crystal blocks of ice at Rock river and
the R. 1. & P. road has already shipped
one hundred car loads. Arrangements
are beinu made to increase the facilities
for cuttiag and hauling the ice.
The bud weather last night affected
the attendance at the United Presbyter
ian cbunb; but for those who were there
it was a very interesting meeting. The
meetings will be continued tonight at
7 and every night during the week.
Marquis Po'ley, living on Forty-fourth
street, fell from a scaffold in Moline
Monday ufternoon and sustained a num
ber of painful bruises. He is suffering
greatly from ths effects and wi!l be laid
up for sometime.
The Schnell club had another success
ful rehearsal list evening of the piay
"Robert Emmet " which is to be pre
sented a. II r pel's theatre tomorrow
night. The entertainment will be a euc-.
cess in all respects.
William A. Bolles, editor of the Orion,
(111 ) Timw was in tbe citv yesterday on
a visit to bis old friend. Robert J. Bar
dette. In the davs when the latter was
city editor of the Uaickeye they worked
together cn it. and the meeting between
them was very pleasant to both. Dav
Mr. Geo. W. Kertzinger, of Chicago,
has been appointed general counsel of
the Louisville, New Albany & Chicago
railroad crmpany. Mr. Ke:ztoger is a
son-in-law of Mr. J. H- Wilson, of this
city, and bas mny friends here who will
An incii ient riot occurred this morn
ing at 'he M. line Wagon com pin j s
works. S lpt. Anderson has been im
porting mtn from South Bend. Ind., to
take the places of others who had quit
because of a reduction in wages. This
morning Anderson had a dispute with
one of the retiring workmen and aU irked
him. Tbe workman 8 friends took it up
and a free-for-all fiht seemed imminent.
but tbe trouble was finally quelled.
Ma:sbal Miller this morning arrested
II. N. Mecldaugb. a night yardman for
the R. I. & P. road, who is wanted at
Guthrie Ceitre, Iowa, for disposing of
mortgaged property. Sheriff J. S. Mc-
Luen, of G ithrie Center, writes that he
will com? t ) Rock Island for his man at
Frank Zwgler. a boy of fourteen, was
arrested last evenirg for stealing a s'ed
from in fro at of Kingsbury & Son's store.
Magistrate Wivill sent him to jail for
sixty days for misdemeanor.
Wm. Baier, f Davenport, was fined
$3 and cofts by Magistrate Wivill this
morn'ng for leaving his horse untied.
Citarrh hi not a local but a constitu
tional disease, and requires a constitu
thnal remely like Hood's Sarsaparilla to
effect a euro.
The ques .ion bas been asked, "In what
respect are St. Patrick's pills better than
any other?' Try them. You will find
that they produce a pleasanter cathartic
effect, are more certain in th ir action,
and tbat t.htv not onlv ubvsic. but cleanse
tbe whole system and regulate the liver
ana ooweie. tor sale at zo cents per
oox oy tunz a uanosen, druggis'.s.
' Mr. You:ighusband: "Now thut it is
tbe new year, John, I hope you will be
able to say 30; and. by the way, won't
you let have a little monej ? John (hero
There are men who claim to have re i
gion who let their wives carry in ad the
The gas compHnies are growing pious
They furnish a dim, religious light.
Impure fri i ):n nt tmnxiiiuieiicy to rta skin. R
aale by all tin t-cla drupiti- . or mailed lor oO eta
moTW ail piii.nipg. irecKitw ana Unwoloratiniu. For
In stamps bj
i. a. roxxuat
Shrlf Oil Cloih,
Room ad Picture
OTictnre Cord, Twine. Nn,
and Hook ai bwet prices.
Call and see.
C. C. TAYLOR,
First door east ot London Cloth
The Little Jewel
HAVE YOU SEEN IT !
If you want a lamp of any kind, it
will pay you to see what I have. The
range in price is from 18 cents up. and
the variety and style 1b jast as great.
Cm a and Ola,
1609 Second Avenne.
Lloyd & Stewart
CHAS. R. WHEELAN,
Undertaking and Embalming
Dimlck Block, No. 80S 90th St.. Pock It-land.
Harine purchased a complete tine of Undertak
ing goods, with hearse and anpuartennces. ud
having secured the services of Mr. Geo. K. Revd,
of Chicago, an expert fancral director and em
balm er of 12 years .-zperience, I am folly pre
pared to (Taarantee satisfaction.
J. M. CEAhDSLEY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW Office with 3. T. Eer
worthy, 1726 Second Avenue.
JACKSON & HCKST,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Office In Rock IsUnd
Nation Bank Bnildlcc, Rock Island, 111.
. O. WXKsIT. 0. L. WaLKBH.
SWEENEY & WALKER,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW
Office to Bengston's block, Kock Island, lil.
McEMKY & VcESlKi',
ATTORNEY'S AT LAW Loan money on good
security, make col'ection. Reference, Mitch
eli & Lynde. bankers. Office in PostoOc block.
THE DAILY ARKUS.
XR SALE EVERY EVENING at Cramptoti't
News. Stand. Five cents per copy.
DRS. RUTHERFORD ft BCTLER,
GRADCATES OF THE ONTARIO VETERNA
Office i Tindall's Livery stable; Residence: Over
WM. 0. KULPjQ, D.S.
OFFICE REMOVED TO
Rooms M, 17, 28 and U9,
Take Elevator. DAVENPORT. IA.
R. R. TICKET
(Member American Ticket Brokers' Ats'tn)
Reduced Rates to all Points.
' OFFICE 1b Adams Express Office under
dvanc shijmen s f tifw'pprirg U &iry l:av len
ceived To bring thnse goods into eatly prominent e, we quo!-:
Full regular made. Ladies' Engish 2x2 stripe hese.
Ladies' guaranteed fast black hose. -Ladies'
guaranteed stainless black hose, -Ladies'
guaranteed stainless black hose, -Ladies'
full reerular Enclish. absolutely stainless. - -
These last named at present rate by the lUcivinley taritf have Uxn
advanced 75c per dozen. 25c is the old price. Our order lor our c'.a
Indelible Black Hose
was placed last August and w? are still is position to sell jou
the same, old number at tbe old pi ice 23. Early purchas-
will be greatly to your advantage.
1712. 1711. 1716. 171$. 17.20 and 1722 Second Avemte.
Jioko or Cat Bibkets. a!l p zes.
New stjle! of basket optavj .ach
Something new in Doll llama. icks.
All tbe latest Oamf .
Lamps, all kinds.
China and Glass are.
We will place on tale Tharsdty tbe
finest line of Piush G od ewr brought to
the citj , and to be sold at le thn
manufacturers' prices. Cme and eel
our prices before purcha?tn anything in
the Holiday line.
WALL PflPEB COMPANY
312, 31-i Twentieth St.,
And Postoffic Block, Moline.
ip.F,If?E.ALI- PAPER - nxrlu,.iv -
ork W ai! Pwr Co.. and Kobrrt Urave A
SEKot. k SPECIALS -Wb;b include
below O'ber dealers.
A. J. SMITH & SOW,
DRAPERY, GRILLE WORK
A. J. SMITH & SON,
125 and 127 West Third treet. Opp. Masonic Temple, DAVENPORT.
KiNN & HUCKSTAEDT,
N. 1811 and 1818 Second arenoe,
Tte Leaders In ;le and prices in
OIL CLOTHS, SHADES, DRAPEET, Etc.
14c pr pair
4c pr p.-.ir
8c pr pair
10c pr pair
v ii j. j.i;r
Popular 12i3a B Hks 25c.
We alao have a complete line of p4J l
Art C.toklelt fr m 5j up.
Albums by the 190 and at prices wL;tt
csn't be equaled.
Etchings and Frames, just tne tbitg
for Xtnaa. Watch us for bargains th s
1705 Second Avenue.
Branch Store 400. 15th St., Moline.
a.n'f,.r the fuHowine. larer Will rape
all :L Art paper. Price from 10 to 90 per ceit