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A NEW INDUSTRY.
A Very Important one Promised to
N'",,,,UM rrrrM. Whleh Will
Leee than a year ago Rock Island had
within its grasp an iudustr, which woull
bare been of almost incalculable advan
Ue to the city. RepresentatiTe citizens,
bating our local interests at heart, spend
much time and labor in negotiating and
It looked for some time as if the offer
would be attended by successful results.
The city council was asked to grant cer
tain track privileges and it did
o promptly, evincing the public spirit
that has been characteristic'of our recent
municipal bodies. All inducements
eemed to be satisfactory to the new ii
- dustry. and as stated above, everything
pointed to the success of the project to
bring it to Rock Island. It bo happened,
however, that certain property rights had
to be acquired and while they were forth
coming the delay in securing them lost to
Rock Island the enterprise for which it
Rock Island stands today on the eve of
securing an institution equally as impor
tant as the one it lost at the time re
ferred to. For several days correspon
dence has been passing between citizens
here and representatives of the in
dustry Bnd today the local gentle
men who are pushing the project are
out of town probably closing the
negotiations which are to bring it here.
If they are successful as they very
probably will beRock Island will re
ceive one of the most valuable business
enterprises it has ever had. Not oniy
will it give employment to a great mmy
men but it will be a great factor in swell
ing the volume of our commercial import
ance. Rock Island has been slowly but stead
ily creeping forward in the past few
years, and the gain it has made in all that
goes to make up a modern, wideawake
thrifty city, has attracted attention from
all over the country, and the city's name
is under consideration among many in
dustries having a change of location in
view -If the city makes the capture,
that it is now probable that it will, it will
serve as an impetuB to bring others here,
and once started Rock Mjnd will ex
pand as no other city in this section is ca
pable of doing.
A Flasm&D-M Peril.
John Ross, fligman at the Sixteen :h
street railroad crossing in Moline, had a
perilous experience this morning, and
while he met with a painful and possibly
disastrous injury, he may rejoice that he
has escaped a most awful fate. This
morning when the time was due for
the C, B. & Q. passenger from 8:. Louis
to arrive in Moline. Ross started out, as
was his duty, to flig the crossing. He
heard an engine belli ringing as he cro used
the Rock Island track, iol supposing it
was the approaching train on the Bur
ington track he paid no utienikm to it.
simply keeping a look out for
the street. He had reached tte
Rock Island tracks which parallel the
Burlington through this portion of Moline,
and was not quite across the track when
a freight engine struck him. The pilot
tossed him to the side of track, but his
left foot was caught by one of the truck
wheels and he was dragged along the
side of the track two feet, the engineer
having discovered Ross' peril and had
the engine under control. The left foot
of the flagman was lacerated from the
middle toe to the instep and the injuries
may result in the loss of the foot, though
this is not now regarded as probable.
The man was carried to bis home and is
suffering great misery.
The "Crampo" sociable ia a new thing
in the way of a social fad. It runs in
this way: Prior to the day of the sociable
parties about the city are furnished by
mail with a word, and the recipient Is ex
pected to compose a verse of poetry
which must rhyme with the word. On
entering the place of holding the enter
tainment numoers are given out, and
when a number is called the person hold
ing the corresponding number is obliged
to speak his piece, muci to the merri
meat of the audience, as some very bril
liant stanzas are brought out in all kinds
of meter. Anyone failing to speak his
piece is subject to a fine of five cents. It
is a great scheme for replenishing ex
hausted treasuries, and in several cities
the proceeds have gone to aid the' Re
In the circuit court yesterday after'
noon both cases against John Yogel, of
Rapids City, for keeping a disorderly
house and having an open saloon on Sun
day, were dismissed, there being no wit
nesses present to prosecute.
The "Fleming will contest case from
Port Byron has been compromised out of
court, the son, who instigated the pro
ceedings because bis step-mother bad re
ceived the entire personal estate and all
the real property but 160 acres, having
been given 280 acreB and one-half the
personal' property. This arrangement
was satisfactory to him, and the contest
IN DEFEASE OF ESHER.
A Chleaare Correapaatfeac Takes x
erptloas t (he OpiBlwa that hM
eOit e the tatreaartai mt Jatfge
Pltanaata' Chare Case Dirlaisa.
A correspondent of the Chicago Inter
Ocean signing himself William Ritchie,
has written to that paper a communi
cation concerning the rnling of Judge
Pleasants, in the noted Evangelical church
case and holding the erroneous impres
sions, have been c:eted on the strength
of it, as to Bishop Ether. The corres
In your issue of Siturday, Jan. 24, is
contained a special telegram from Rock
Island which, inadvertently no doubt on
the part of your correspondent, does
Bishop Esher great injustice. The tele
gram alluded to says the bishop had ' been
deposed for immoral conduct," etc. This
is a mistake. The bishop never was
charged with "immoral conduct." and
even his enemies have not dared to so
charge him. His well-known npright
career and fifty years' long service to his
church, the last twenty-eight of which he
has been one of its bishops, and is still
so recognized by the vast majority in it
ought to be a sufficient protection against
publications impugning to him "immoral
The decision rendered at Rock Island
was not based upon the question whether
the bishop was or was not lawfully sua
pended, but entirely upon the fact that,
in the court's opinion, the Illinois con
ference had, necessarily, to pais upon the
effect of the judgment purporting to sus
pend Bishop Esher, that the majority of
thit conference having decided be had
been duly suspended, the civil courts
c )uld not inquire into the legality or ille
gality of the actual proceedings had
against the bishop by the trial court at
Reading. In this regard the judge ssems
to have gone to the extreme limit of the
decision in Chase vs. Cheney, 58:h 111.,
128. The judge decided, it may be
added, that in all such conferences as
had accepted Bishop Esther, he is still a
lawful bishop. As a matter of fact (re
ferred to by tha judge in bis opinion) "a
large majority ot the annual conferences of
the association, and divers boards, corns
mittees, and high executive officers of the
association, have formally declared or
otherwise treated the judgment (of the
trial court) as void." The lodge further
expressly holds that the action of the
Iamois conference in the matter is bind
ing on no one, except to the exUnt that
the pastors assigned by the conference at
the Sheffield Ayenue church must, in his
opinion, be considered lawfully appointed.
In all other conferences (which recognize
the bishop as still lawfully in office), the
judge held that Bishop Esher's appoin
tees are the lawfel pastor. Judge Cart
wright a few months ago decided just the
reverse of Judge Pleasants, namely, that
the Illinois conference, presided over by
Bishop Esher, was the only 1 iwful con
ference. Tlie liospcl Service.
The gospel service at the First Baptist
church last evening was well attended.
The topic, hole Families in the Ark
and in Heaysn," wes presented in a most
earnest and persuasive manner by Dr.
Kennard. The topic this evening wtll be
"Taking Sides, er Who is on the Lord's
Side?" There will be bible reading to
morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock. The sub
ject at the biole reading tomorrow will be
especially for wives with unconverted
husbands, mothers with unconverted
children and sisters with unconverted
brothers. Dr. Kennard, who i9 concuct
iig faese mettiag9, is a man of conse
crated piety and large experience. He
has been pastor of large churches in Phil
adelphia and New York City, and has
conducted revival meetings wi'.h great
success in the largest Baptist churches in
the principal cities of the south and in
The Rock Island public library board
met yesterday afternoon at the rooms in
Mitchell & Lynde's block. There were
present President Southwell and Direc
tors Sweet, Johnson, Rasmussen, Denk
man and Pleasants. The report of Miss
Ellen Gale, librarian for the month of
December, was read and approved.
Art and Science 8
Religion and Pnilosopliy 2
Essays and Miscellaneous Vi
History and Biozruptiy i
Fic.ion '. 913
Juvenile Literature 4S
Bills were allowed as follows :
A. C. McClurg& Co., $10.70; Mitchell
& Lynde, $60; Merchants' Electric Light
company, $24; Kramer & Bleur. $18.90;
Dailt Argus. $3; L. O. Eddy. $16, gas,
$1.57; Volk Zeitung, $3; Expenses, $225.
Death at the county farm.
Two deaths have occurred at the coun
ty poor farm of late. They were Charles
D. Cloutb, who was admitted from Mo
line on the 24 r.h of last December and
died Jan . 19, aged 40 years, and Mrs.
Abbie Harrold, of Moline, who was sent
to the infirmary thirteen years ago on
account of insanity, died on the 26th inst.,
aged 71 years.
Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Eyster gave a pro
gressive euchre party last evening, which
was the largest and one of the most en
joyable of the season. There were twelve
tables, the refreshments were elaborate
and the aCair a mist notable one in all re
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Judge give a
progressive euchre party this evening.
Usually such things as are advertised
possess no value. But wha would say
that Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup possesses no
merits? It is the standard remedy of our
age. Prise 25 cents a bottle.
THE EARLY CLOSLNG
It Kay Fall Throve n ike ppniiln
fOo mr Two JBrehta Ta-KichC
Tbe friends of the early closing move
ment have had a great deal to di courage
them of late. Notwithstanding the fact
that most of our business men joined
heartily in the movement, not only on
J -in 1, to close at 6:30 p. m., b.t when
the matter was first agitated six weeks
ago, there have been one or two who
strenuously opposed the movement from
the first. Their influence was not felt
at first, but it looks today as if, unless
Borne of tbe merchants take a decided
stand on the side of reform, as if the
minority would conquer the majority on
this question of early closing.
A clerk who has taken an important
and influential part ia the movement
said this afternoon: "There have been a
few of our business men who opposed us
in this move iaent for some time. They
manifested this first by keeping their
stores open and then by attempting to
influence others, and in one case in par
ticular, a Second avenue business man
who has Btooi by ub right along was in
duced to open last evening. Others now
threaten to follow suit, but I know of
Many who will not. I hope that
those who are . in sympathy
with labor reform will not
desert us uctil they are sure that
the early closing is to prove a
failure. If (ur m rchants will keep
closed to nigh", I believe we will yet win,
bus if they listen to the entreaties of the
minority instead of the appeals of the
over worked clerks, we may loose. In
behalf of tbe clerks let the appeal be to
the merchants of Roc Island, to stand
firmly by tLose who stand by them. We
will have a meeting tonight to tuke some
action on the matter."
Tuf lV(iodma Temporary Quartern.
The Fulton Journal contains the fol
lowing: Mtjor Ha wen, head clerk of the Mod
ern Woodmen of America, has closed a
contract with O. E. Finch for the second
story of tbe new double brick building on
the corner of Btse and Wall ttreets for
two years. Tte area of floor will be
4.320 square feet. A two storp fire proof
vault 12x20 wil! be built at tbe west end
of tbe building, and the second story of
tbe Vuult will be used by the bead clerk.
Thf re will be a private office for the head
clerk, an office for his assistants, a room
for storing supplies, a room in which the
board of dirtctirs will hold meetings, and
the large vault. The rental is $31 per
month Mr Finch expects to have the
rooms in readiness for occupancy by the
last of Februar5 .
The donations to the Ladies' Relief
society for the month of December were
as follows :
Clothing, Mesdftmes A. C. D Hoff
man, Truesdale, Morris Rosen3eld, Rose,
Patterson. Mixtt r, Hawthorne, Sudlow,
Simons, Bartholomew and Prof. Wil
liamson; thirty loids of wood from the
mills; one bundled bushels of cjal from
the Coal Vallev Miaing company; $10
trom a friend; S.J from Mrs. McFarland.
Lift Too Shore
and time and money too precious, to be
frittered away in the trials of uncertain
means of cure, v.hen one is afflicted with
any lingering cr chronic ailment of the
liver, lungs or blood. Now, Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery is such a posi
tive remedy for nil such ills, as to war
rant its mannfac.urers in selling it, as
they are doing, through druggists, on
condition that if it don't do all that it is
recommended tc, the money paid for it
will be promptly refunded. There are
a great many blood purifiers ad vet
tised, but only the ' Golden Medical
Discovery" of Dr. Pierce cou'd sus
tain itself and be sold under such
tryins conditions To sell any ordinary
medicine under a ach a guarantee, would
bankrupt its proprietors, but with the
"Golden Medics': Discovery" all that is
asked for it is a fair trial, and if it don't
do all that it is aivertised to, the manu
facturers will cheerfully and promptly
refund all money paid for it. By this
singulary pecu.iar method of bueiness,
alike liberal to tte purchasers and exact
ing to the manuf icturers, tbe invalid can
be sure of getting the value of his money,
which is not true of any other medicine.
All deseases arming from a torpid liver,
or from impure or poisoned blood, are
conquered by th) "Golden Medical Dis
covery." Especially has it manifested
its marvelous potency in curing salt rheum,
tetter, eczema, psJ8ia3is. impertigo, ery
8 Del as. and all sliin and scalp diseases,
no matter of haw long standing. Scro
fulous affections, sores and swellings, as
fever sores, white swellings, hip joint di
sease and Kindred ailments jield to its
positive, purifying, strengthening and
netthng properties. Lung scrofula (com
monly known at. consumption of tbe
lungs,) also jieldu to it. if it be taken in
time and given a fair trial. Contains no
alcohol to inebriate, no syrup or sugar to
ferment and impair diges. ion; as wonder
ful in its curative results as it is peculiar
; in composition. Don't accept any sub
stitute, said to r "just as good,' that
that the dealer mt.y make a larger proli .
Several years afo Caamberlain & Co ,
of Des Moines, Iowa, commenced the
manufacture of a cough syrup, believing
it to be the most prompt and reliable
preparation yet produced for coughs, colds
and croup; that the public appreciate
true merit, and in time it was certain .to
become popular. Their most sanguine
hopes have been more than realized. Over
three hundred ho isand bottles of Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy are now sold each
year, and it is recognized as "the best
made, where ever known. It will cure
a severe cold in lets time than any other
treatment. For sale by Hartz & Bahn-
Catarrh indioateti impure blood, and to
ure it, take Hood s Sarsaparilla, which
purifies tbe blood. 8old by all druggists
J. E. If qktbobb, - - - Manager.
OSK WIGHT ONLV,
Saturday, January 31.
Engagement of that favorite German dialect
In her latest an i most eucce sf al comedy
A tale of Switzerland and the A! pa. Comedy
interspersed with tear, laughter, song
and rautic. Beautiful costume espec
ially imported Natural sceni;
enVca A play, in Itself, a de
lightful story of pathos and
Prices - S5, 50 and 75c.
Sears on sale at Harpet House Pharmacy.
ThnraJay Jan. 99th.
Shelf Oil Cloth,
Room and Picture
sTtctore Cord, Twine. Nails,
and Hooks at lowest prices.
Call and see.
C. C. TAYLOR,
First door east of London
The Little Jewel
HAVE YOU SEEN IT !
If you want a lamp of any kind, it
will pay you to Bee what I have. The
range in price is from 18 cents a p. and
the variety and style is just as great.
1009 Second Avenue.
Lloyd & Stewart,
HOLI AOEJTTS FOR
Dun lap Hats,
ATTORNEY AT LAW Orffce with J. T. Sea
worthy, 1 786 becond Avenue.
J ACE SON HURST,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Office In Rock Island
National Bank Building, Rock Island, I1L
l. fwxim. c. L. WALKJJU
SWEENEY k WALKER,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW
Office In Bengston'a block. Rock Island. Iii.
McEKIBT ft HcESmr,
ATTORNEY'S AT LAW Loan money on rood
eenrity, make collections. Reference, Mitch
ell Lynde. banker. Office la Poetofflc block.
THE DAILY ABU US.
R SALE EVERY KVEN1NO al 0..mn..
News Stand. Five centa net con.
DBS. BUTHEBFOBD ft BUTLEB,
fJRADUATBS OF THE ONTARIO VETERNA-
vi tj couege, veiernary rcrslclaai anp Surgeona.
Office i Tindair Li Tery stable; Residence: Orer
Asters Bakery, market square.
WM. 0, KULP. D. D, S,
OFFICE REMOVED TO
Rooms M, 17, 28 and US,
Take Elevator. DAVENPORT, I A.
m!j ?ouuu ou
i a t OEO. P.
KiriiBPaPEB AfiTEBmnna Brmnn (10 Sproee
E UVTlff WUCTV WJVC
t tins- eontneta vurr
) i uat far it la
HI3 noli no For Monday, Tuesday
IVIUdllllO and WpHnpeHav
A great big three days muslin sale or until present stock is sold.
There are orer 17,00 yards in this lot, ail bought below regular prices, a'l
go together, many of them at but little over half value. Thero Is a choice in ear?y
selections. They start on Monday morning at 8 o'clock sharp, as follows:
10 Yards Brown Van'iin for 8c
10 " 48c
io " r,jc
10 " " Hz
10 - " , 74c
10 " ,c
The above ate near y all well koiwn makes.
In this purchase will be found all of the popular and best brands of Muslir.,
such as "Fruit of the Loom." Hills. Lonsdale. Hope. Blackstone, Cumberiar.d.
Elierton, fndian Head, Pep sreU, Stark, Century, Cambria, Salujbury. Scotia
An added inducement to those buying sheetings will be offered on sair e
days, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday as follows:
Peperell 84 Brown Sheetings at 15Wc per yard.
Peperell 04 Brown Sheetings at 17Sc per yard.
Also a small lot of other double width Sheetings at 1 2Hc per yard.
These prices are designed to make a quick turning over of the goods, ar.d
the right is reserved to limit the amount sold to each customer, as we shorn d
not want to sell it all to one person.
- McOABE BROS.
1712. 1714. 1716. 1718. 1720 and 1722 Hecond Avknte.
ALL THIS WEEK.
Clothes Pins, per dorr a (
Toilet Seapa, er doiten. "... tsc
Tracing Wheels ". tc
CanOpeaers " s
K itca.cn Koivrp, II'.'..' 4e
Checker and Boards, complete ic
We will this week roeeve a large shipment of Japanese Goods. Toa are invited to call u 4
THE FAIR, 1705 Second Avenne.
We will begin onr Annual Inventory on Wedneslay, and in order to redece our stock of
Fine Stationery, we will on Monday autl Tuesday give
20 Per Cent Discount
on ocr entire line. Rt member th s for two days oniy.
KLNG3BUBY & SOS, 1703 Second Avenue.
We Set tie Pace, Let OtliersFolIow irtbey Can
KiNN & HUCKSTAEDT,
No. 1811 and 1613 Second avenue,
( flor to tbe Public the mot brilliant K e of the sc aaon in
Lounges and Couches.
Center Library and
Parlor Tables, Etc.
for the Celebrated
Sheet Iron, Gas and
Also Sewer work.
Opposit Harpxk Hocefc
10 Y.r's Bleached Ma-liofor