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THE ARGrUS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY t 3. 1891.
The Citizens' Improvement Associa
IMPORTANT BUSOESS TRANSACTED
The Krgnlar Monthly Mellon Last
KTeiBs An ExpreiHlon in Favor
or First rlaH ItoniN-New
The Rock Island Citizens' Improvement
Association held ita regular monthly
meeting at its rooms in Harper's theatre
building last evening. In the absence of
President Jackson and Vice-President
Carse, E. H. Guyer, chairman of the
executive committee, was called to the
Under the call of committees, Will R.
Johnson from the committee on adver
tising reported the consideration of the
proposition of the publishers of the
Auguslana, a weekly periodical with 15,
000 circulation which is lurgely in the
New England states, to lay the advant
ages of Rock Inland before their readers
in an attractive manner, and accompanied
the same by an explanation that while the
medium would prove an advantageous
one, it would be best for the association
to defer action for the present. Mr.
Lofgren explained the offer and the re
. port was ordered placed on file for the
In the matter of
PUBLIC GROUNDS AND BUILDINGS,
Fred Hiss reported the forwarding of
the final papers pertaining to the viaduct
to Washington and also tnat Oliver 01 -sen
would start Sunday morning to make
verbal explanation. Under the same
commit tie, Walter Johnson reported the
receipt through Congressman Gest of an
opinion from Attorney General Miller, a9
to the necessity of the state of Illinois ced
ing to the government jurisdiction of the
site of the public building in Rock Island,
holding that such action would be neces
sary and citing two acts of the Illinois
legislature, one pert&iuingto Springfield,
Hay 12, 1885, and one as to land in. Lake
county, June 6, 1887, sustaining such
view, it w&8 therefore the expressed
sentin.ent of the association that Rock
Island ehohld hive the necessary bills
passed by the legislature at as early a date
as practicable .
The matter of new quarters for the as.
ociation came up, and after a general
discussion in which many of the members
participated, and in which numerous
Buitts of rooms were proposed, includ
ing those in Mitchell & Lynde's Dew
block, rooms over Crampton's book store,
owned by Peter Fries, over Loosley's
Crocker store, owned by P. L. Mitchell,
and over the Y. M. C. A. rooms, offered
by Cipt. Vcc'z, a motion was adopted
that the association take a ballot expres
sive of its sentiment on the subject,
. and it resulted in a majority of
votes for a suite in Mitchell & Lynde's
new building, the sme being accompan
ied by the inferred disire of t!i associa
tion to add club room features and to in
crease the membership fees to about 510
per annum. P. L. Mitchell stated that if
it was the desire of the association to
provide itself with
FIRST CLASS ROOMS
and if it wa6 necessary to increase the dues
to attain such an end he would guarantee
five memberships with the due3 nisei to
$10; that a room on the second or third
floor 20x20 and ante-room 6x10, could be
had for about $25 a month, including
heat and waler; and that the elevator
would be run to 11 or 12 o'clock at night.
The firm of Mitchell & Lynde, he said,
was arranging the rentals so as to net 6
per cent en the investment, the prices
being made low as possible to accommo-.
date all. It was determined that a fur
ther effort be made to ascertain the views
of members not present as to the new
arrangement before taking final action,
and a permament committee was ap
pointed to solicit new members, composed
f R. Crampton. Dr. W. A. Paul and Eli
R. Crampton proposed the nim.es of
Rjv. W. 8. Marquis and M. J. Murphy
for membership, and John Crubaugh pro
posed C. G. G.ver. all of whom were un
Mr. Leavitt was introduced and made
an address in behalf of the
BUrTKBINQ FZOFLE OF SOUTH DAKOTA,
whose destitution and want he explained
was due to drouth ana consequent crop
failures the past two seasons. Five
thousand families were without food,
clothing or seed, and so great is the want
and suffering that children are actually
unable to attend school. They require
600,600 bushels of grain be&lues clothing,
provisions and money, and the Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul has offered to haul
UDDlies free of charge. The association
heard the report and on motion of Mr.
Crampton a committee was appointed,
consisting of President Jackson and John
Crubaugh and W. C. Maucker, to accom
pany Mr. Leavitt, alternately in a canvass
of the city for aid for the unfortunate
people. The committee, it was agreed,
should meet at the office of Jackson &
Ilurst at 9 o'clock this morning to perfect
details for its work.
The association then adjourned.
The length of the ballet girl's dress is
considerably orer two reel.
AT THE BOAT YARDS.
Meagher of the Current Laid Up lor
ftrpaii-4 at the stork Island Ways
An Argus representative visited the
boat yards of Kahlke Bros., in the lower
part of the city yesterday afternoon, and
through the kindness of J. J. Eahlke, of
the firm, was piloted about among the
boats that are being put in shape for the
coming summer. There are eleven
boats in all in and about the yards, the
F. C. A. Denkman, J. K. Graves and C.
J. Caff rey, belonging to Weyerhauser &
Denkman, the Stillwater, belonging to
the Rock Island Lumber Co., Yerne
Swain, belonging to Capt. John Streck
fus, the Lone Star, owned by the Sand
& Gravel company, the Julia, owned by
dpt. WinenB, of Dubuque, the Mohne,
owned by Dimock, Gouid & Co., of Mo
line, the J. C. Atlee, belonging to 8. and
J. C. Atlee, of Fort Madison, the J. W.
Spencer, owned by the Davenport &
Rock Island' Ferry Co., and the Louise,
the little government boat, used in tow
ing the government dredga boats. More
or less repairing is being done on all the
On the Moline new cylinders are being
put in, new rudders put on and general
repairing is being done. The Atlee is
having a new deck and deck frame pro
vided, and a general over-hauling is being
giyen her. The Lone Star was just built
last summer and consequently no repairs
are needed. The Julia is under-going
about the same repairs as the rest, being
given a general over-hauling. The Ver.
nie Swain is being given the most
thorough repairing of any of the boats on
the ways. The work is being done under
the personal supervision of Cpt. Streck
fus himself, and when the painting is fin
ished and she is turned out in the spring,
the Vernie will be one of the prettiest lit
tle packets on the upper Mississippi.
In addition to the above named boats
is a powerful drill boat and barge belong
ing to the governmentwhich weredamaed
in the ice last fill, and a new boat that
Messrs. Kahlke Bros, are building for
the Canton Siw Mill compan y, of Cantos,
Mo., who will use her in the rafting busi
ness the coming season. They have also
in process of construction a boat 75 feet
long and 16 foot beam that is of excellent
model, and when finished will be for sale
She is built for sped, economy and light
draught, drawing only 15 inches of
water and it is claimed can be run on one
ton of coal per day.
Islacd City Lodge. No. 4, A. O. U. W.
held a a pleasant reunion of the families
and friends of the members at their rooms
la3t evening, over 180 being present. A
sumptuous repast was served and many
indulged ia dancing for which Bluec's
orchestra furnished delightful music, an4
tnis morning seven large bassets or pro
visions that were left last night, were dis
tributed among the poor by a committee
appointed for that purpose.
lesterday being the occasion of the
eighty-first birthday of Dr. Patrick Gregg
numerous friends called during the day
and extended congratuUtioas to the doc
tor and wished him a continuation of
health and happiness for many years to
Hull Another Raad.
Articles of incorporation were filed
yesterday in the county recorder's office
for the S.. Louis & Northein railroad
company. Tha incorporators are Messrs
Isaac Morrison, D. W. Rider, Weston W
iv en i, w. s. uook and Marcus uook, o
Jacksonville, who form the hoard of dis
rectors. The capital stock is $1,000,000
The object of the company is to build
railroad starting at Rock Island, and run
ning through Rock Island. Mercer, Hen
ry, Kaox and Fulton counties, terminat
ing at a point opposit e the city of Ila
vanna, in Mason county. Tne general
offices are to be at Jacksonville.
" Town LotO
The musical comedy, "Town Lou." is
to be presented at Harper's theatre to
morrow night. Says the St. Paul Pioneer
Press of May 12, last:
"Town Lots," a musical farce comedy,
opeaed a week's engagement at the B-jou
last night to an overwhelming house.
The entertainmentis excruciatingly funny
and is well presented by the company. A
number of clever specialties are intro
duced. Eloise Willard and Charley Stine
carry off the honors.
The "Private Secretary," which was so
successfully given under the auspices if h ?
German English school at Turaer ball re
cently, is to be repeated by request at
Wagner's opera house, Moline, on Sun
day next, Feb. 17. The Li.bt Guard
band will furnish music.
AdvrrtlHf d liist No. 6
List of letters uncalled for at the Fostofflce at
Rock Island, Rocfe Island county. Illinois,
eD. o, isi
Bobb Hrs L
Boylan Miss Katie
Brown Jennie K
Lewi D 8
Morris J A
Morris B B
Wilson C W
"Oh I for a lodge in sorre vast wilder
ness, some boundless contiguity of shade,
where rheumatism and headache would
neyer reacn me more. Whyi you
needn't travel so far, old fellow, just try
a bottle of Salvation Oil; that'" what you
A GENERAL IS HE.
Lamb r Kin Frederick Wyrrha-
erSaid tabs Behind a Kill or threat
Imporiaorr f o Xavijcatlon.
Dispatches from St. Paul 6y that
the Mississippi river steambott compan-
pinies, running tneir boats between St.
aul and St. Louis, are greatly exercised
over a bill sim ihaneously introduced in
the two houses of congress by Senator
Washburn sad Representative Daniel,
authorizing tte construction of a log
boom from the mouth of the Chippewa
river to Wino na Chirles A. Pett-cb,
manager of tie St. Louis and St. Paul
Packet company, said.
"If such a bill p ises it will do naviga
tion a crest iniu:v. for the reason tbt
the running of logs would cause deten
tion to boats. Ii would bet impossible
for boats to nviie with lo?? running
in the river. It would cause great dao-
ger to packe's. smashing their wheels
and crushing in their sides. Boats were
detained last season often from ten to fif
teen hours, waiting for logs to run
through. I understand that the Dia
mond Jo line has put in a bill for dtraa-
ages against the boom companies. Ntv-
igation above Winona woul l be iff.-ctu
ally killed by the passage of such a bill."
rrf sident Latum of the bt. Louis and
St. Paul com puny said: "This bill, as I
understand ii. Iejjahzts certain acts of
boom companies which may tend to seri
ously interfere with navigatinc the upper
Mississippi. In the past these boom
companies have repeatedly obstructed the
river with these logs. If thtir past acts
are legalized, in spite of the fart tht
there is a cU ie saying that navigation
will not be interfered with, and they are
allowed the ujrestricted use of the river.
they will iottrfere with navigation. If
such bill should become a law the river
might as well be turned over to the boom
people at one: and navigation abandoned.
This legalizin g past acta is to anticipate
actions for damages. This biU would
virtually force packets to stop at Winona.
and the boom companies could turn on
the navigation companies for interfering
with the pa.ge of their logs, i do not
believe so ud j ist and unreasonable a bill
will ever becoxe a law."
An exchange claims tht Frederick
Weyerhauser, of this city, is back of this
bill and says 1 e has revived bis old pi in
of concentrating the Ijmber interests of
Wisconsin and Minnesota against the
steamboat lines of S. Ptul and St. Louts
and appropriating the upper Mississippi
river to himself for the handliog and
transport itioc of his logs. The Burling
ton Gazette, too, says Mr Weyerhauser
has for several years practically owned
the Chippewa river and tributaries. lie
is one of those hardy millionaires who
gets out with gang on a drive, in bis old
clothes, rubber boots and unkempt whis
kers, and bandies a "peevie" with the
best of them, but he ia admitted to be the
cleverest wire-puller in the northern pine
regions. He has been the concealed
general in many a battle with railway
companies and rival logging companies,
and only few years ago the Knapp,
Stoutt & Co. of Eau Claire. Fort
Madison and 3l Louis, narrowly escaped
being shut cut of the Chippewa river
through some of Mf. Weyerhauser's fine
AN APPEAL FOR All).
Rrlief Molirited for thr Mtarving; Io.
pie ofMonth Dakota.
F. R. Leavitt has been in the three cities
for sever! days soliciting relief for the
destiure people of South Dikota, and
the local relief society has issued the fol
lowing in support of his mission:
lne otaeers ot tee re lei society are
convinced that tcose wto ure canvassing
our city in be ialf of the Dakota 6uutr
ers. do not misrepresent or exaggerate
their condition. Koow'mg of the failure
in crops from drouth the past two yeais.
and the raruine resulting therefrom, we
can readily btlieve the story of destitu
tion and suffering. ISot less than
5,000 f:m;lis are in need of aid
The cak from the state alliance relief com
mi t tee is for iraio and seed, for feed and
planting, clothing, bedding and money
Will not our people make a generous re
spouse to this call 7 All donations of
clotbin?, etc . cun be sent to to the secre
tary rooms in the old High school build
ing, on Satur lay afternoon from 2 to '
o'clock, and next week from 9 to 4 o'clock
until Feb, 19. Donations in money can
be sent to Mm. H. B Sudlow, Twentieth
street. Bv order of the president.
Mrs. Chas. C. MgIntike. Sec.
This morning the committee composed
of Messrj. .Tat kson, Crubaugh and Mauck
er, designated by the Improvement asso
ciation l3t eroning, met at the office of
Jackson & Hurst and agreed upon a plan
t canvass tbe cry in company with
Mr. Leavitt end this was commenced this
Bowlisg, Feb. 11. The roads
getting good again.
W. F. Starkey is busy collecting
and makes a good collector.
J. E. Crom bes' large sale next Wednes
day, tbe lstt. after which he expects to
live at Searstown.
Mr. Bennet t, of Milan, has moved to
his newly pu -chased fruit farm, bought
recently of W. Wilson.
A. F. Henleatt, while cutting wood for
James Miller, had bis right thumb badly
cut while feeding the saw.
Rev. J. Gitason hasbegun meetings at
the chapel, after waiting three weeks for
good roaJa. which look favorable now.
Josatban Space, of Woodhull, Henry
county, is visiting with friends and rela
tives. His wife and three children ac
W. Wilson expects to go to Milan to
reside. That burg seems to be the ren
ter of attract on to all who want to work
for the government on the canal, and to
get big wages and few hours.
Tux Bin lee.
The tax-8 fr 1890 hit r'w rin ann
payable to the township c'Tcfr at the
County Treapu-fr r' fa--- n th- c urt
bousf. Owners or reii est-'e nr- re
quoted to bring their list ?ftrs 'hi re
reipts in order to mv-- nm Ii rinding 'he
description of ttielr pronertv n ;e
books David Fitzgerald.
Hard uca: Kakat.
$7 75 per ton for best autrir-i-i'tr ctt,
all iz", r!e.ivfr;' within city IHiii. 2 V"
pr inn di-T.nu tlorra'b. In-l:-tti Mn-'k
S4.50md Cnt;-I rrt $ 8 per ton iVliv rr-d,
CnrtMge Hdd d on all oHers for If m tb n
one ton; csrrnng n 25 : per ion -xtr.
E. O. Frazzk
A m-rctiBm mine has fu--n J -c vi-rt-d
in Flotilla. Tbey will soon N-yin te lay
pipes from i'..
Through the Weary Eil't
Of many a uiiit. ma.ij foub'jr lng by its pro
tracted H'jrny. the rheutnat'c sufferer tonws to
and frjon bis slevp'eM couch, vainly praying for
thatret which only cornea by tits and aturtn.
His malady ia one which ordinary medicines too
otfen fait to relieve, but then- is ample evidence
to prove that tt e efttcU-nt Mo d depurent, Hos
tetter's Stomach Bittern, affords the rheumatic s
reliable means of relief. Check the nrn'ady in
its incipient stages, whn the flrtt premonit-ry
twinges come on, wun tins areetisie mcnicine
and avoid years of torture. Whatever W tUv
rationale of the active influence of the bitter
upon this malady, certain it is thai no evidence
rclatinc to its effect is mora Uirict and positive
than that which relates to its action in cases of
rhecma'ifm. Lijce all el;r:lnj remedies. !.
ever, tt deserves u protracted, sybteiu ttic Iriil.
and should not be abandoned h-ctuse nol nt
onceremedial. It is eaually efficacious in dys
pepsia, indigestion and kindred disease
J. E. MoNTcOfE, - - Manager.
ON It NIGHT ONLY,
Saturday, Feb. 14th.
MISS ELOISE WILLARD
And her Company of Pom Milan in an eveuin
oi tun ana music. 1011 win lorjjei
your c ires ben you see
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Seats on sate Thursday. Keb. li;h.
at Harper Houe Pharmacy.
Price - S5, M) and 75c.
C. C. TAYLOR'S.
1717 SECOND AVENUE.
When such storks as you find, f.r
instance tt Folsom's, Johnson's or Uara
ser's are offered to buver. I don't believe
it pays me to crry "hullowwure." I
shall still ttll knives and forks. spo n.,
etc., but to close out what I have of such
articles as are nmed be'ow, I offer tut
prices given. These goods are just as
good plate as money can buy, and 1 be
lieve this is an unusutlly good chance to
get silverware, if you can use any of the
pieces n iroed.
1 Tea set. former price 125 00 1 16 00
includes teapot, susrar, cream spooncr .
1 Cake basket, former price ffn.M), 16 00
1 " " " 7 "i. 5.5
1 Fruit dish. " " S7.75. W.00
1 Four bottle (cut) caster,
former price fti.V- $4 60
1 Butter dish, former price (.1.50, Ixbu
1 Card receiver, " f.X60 $2 80
1 " v- ia.50, 44.50
And a number of other articles at rorre
G. M. LOOSLEY,
t China aid Glass,
ItOS Second Avenue.
Lloyd Sl Stewart,
SOLI ascrts fje
JAHNS & BhRfEi-SEN,
Tin wake and a.rsK
JB12 SErOND AVFAIE
teTs. riCf.7 AP -r-r 'Ji- -.:; t
ALl. THIS WEEK.
Hh'w I!r h ,
Move Hru-h ..
Scrub l!ruU tm-iied .
rcnib Ilmh, r ee r t '
Paint Brusbe .-
lnCti!i. Uii-b-" r h.- "ii pNf-s p-ror.rn .
liandea Tea Cups aid auc 1 r, set
THE FAIR, 1705 Second Avi.ue
r4 foot Bamboo EaeN. (Ho
We heju-t received a fei!ozn 8ie BiniWi Easels which go at 6ic.
Also remember nf or Fra-ne. rlct me aad Stati oery.
K!KG-BU;iY ,t 0t 1703 Second Anue.
We Set ibB Pacs, Let Others Follow if tliey Can
X . lt fc.-.I 1813 Stccni avenue,
' fer to tbe Public the most brilliant line of tbe f eaton U.
Lounges and C ,i'.,h". I
Chsrnhr Suit-, j
Si !e IJ aiU j
Centre Lie :ary and
I J. SMITH & SON,
DRAPERY, DRILLS WORK
A. J. SMITH & SON,
125 md 127 W . Tni -et. Opp. Maaonic Temple, DAVEXrRl
f.u, .J u-r, iZiA
TOLL PAPER COMPANY
312, 314: Twentieth St.,
And Postoffic Block, Moline
fine WALL, PAPER-Kielusive uniii for th following six Urrrrt WiJP"
Factories: Binte Son. Jancwar Co., Robert 8. Bobb Co.. Keriaa Ha tcd,
York Wall Paprr lj . and Kobert Oraves Co.
' 8EB OUK 8PBCIAUS Whkh laclndes aU tb Art papers. Prief from 10 to SC yet ctt
Mlow other deale-s
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
Parlok Tabled, Etc