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THE ARGUS. FBIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1891.
The Outlook for Rock Island Arse
nal and Viaduct
Tie pitatlB UMeH Oliver Olaea
Fad at VYhik-ta -A right
Fred ilass has received the following
interesting letter from Oliver Olsen, who
went to Washington as representative of
the Citizens' Improvement association
to look after the viadnct and other mat
ters pertaining to Rock Island arsenal.
Washington, D. C, Feb. 20. Fred
Hass, Ej , Rock Island Dear bir: I
arrived here late Tuesday evening, de
layed by rains and washouts, and called
on Gen. F.agler and Col. Lieber, judge
advocate, Wednesday morning. Geo.
Flagler is at his post, very busy and not
well. He states all appropriations for
Rock Itland arsenal have been stricken
out in the war department, except $4,300
for repairs. I have seen Mr. Gest, Sen
ator Cullom and Secretary of War Proc
tor about it. Mr. Gest. A. C. Dart and
I called on the secretary of war today
about the matter. He seems disinclined
to do anything for us. They are strain
ing every nerve to get as much for Wat
ervliet as possible and we in consequence
will have to suffer. It looks as if the
eastern crowd. Gen. Benet & Co., as re
venge for their defeat in Col. Flagler's
appointment, have set about to cat what
thev call hin "npt " Root TtUnH
Col. Lieber told me Wednesday that his
cuiei ciers, Morrison, naa charge of the
viadnct matter and he was ia St. Louis
but would be back Friday. lie had not
yet received the papers. I called this
morning; Morrison had not returned and
would not be back for two days more.
The papers bad come, and been turned
over to assistant judge advocate. Col.
WinthrOD. I find Mr. Winthrnn s.
fine man and am getting along nicely with
mm. i nave Deen compelled to write to
Chicago for some Daoofs thev want aa tn
the authoritv Of Messrs Perk i no e.nr1 Pnr.
dy to sign the Rock Islaad deeds, and will
nave to wan until tney return. The de
partments close tomorrow nA Mnndav
I will run down to New York and be here
Tuesday again. Have met Jadge Hayes
Yours, etc , Oliver Olson .
The out-look, to say the least, is not
encenrapieg and Mr. Olden has apparently
arrived on the scene none too soon . Tne
strangest thing about it is that the peo
pie of Rock Island have not learned be
fore of the way their intersls were being
butchered. That Rock Island arsenal
should be permitted to suffer this far
without a word being said in its defense
Is something a little sh(rt of an outrage
and if it is not too late Thb Argcs hopes
that ' by vigorus effort on Ktbe
part of Mr. O'.sen and others that
this community be not permitted t
Buffer through Gen. Benel's vindictive
policy. This community feels that its
proepects are brighter now than ever be
fore, owing to Gen. Flagler's appoint
ment, but it is apparent that the retiring
chief of ordnance is determined to make
his parting sot be felt.
"Lean, the Kraken.''
Plays of religious motives as a rule are
not plays that are acceptable to a gener
ous public; but in the case of the cele
brated tragedy "Leah, the Forsaken" an
exception is made. Fjr years this play
has held a position in the reportoire of all
leading tragediennes, second to none, and
critics and scholars of all ages have
praised and commented more than favor
ably upon it. It is not a play of antagon
ism between Jew and Gentile, but a play
that brings into question the mighty
theme of intermarriage, and shows realis
tically upon the educator of the world
the stage, the opposition which for years
has existed. Every phase of character,
common to the early pomp of the eights
eenlh century in an obscure Austrian
village is distinctly shown, the old magis
trate, the vilUge priest, the combined of
fice of a barber and doctor, the butcher,
the tailor, the baker, and the greatest
power of all at that time, in any country
village, the schoolmaster.
This famous play will be seen at Har
per's theatre next Thursday evening for
one performance only. It will be inter
preted by Miaa Margaret Mather and her
own company which includes beside Mr.
Skinner, the Messrs John T. Malone,
Louis Barrett. Giles Shiue and Howard
Kyle and the MiaseB Leonora Bradley,
Carrie Caocrison, Jessie Bartley and May
Where the River Crafts are lal Vp
rertbe Wlater 8aeBla t Xavt-a-atlB.
Preparations for the spring opening of
the river are progressing with increased
activity up and down the stream.
At Rock Island harbor the packet Verne
Swain and the rafters Sam At'ee, Moline.
Julia, and a new rafter, as stated heretos
fore, built by Kahlke Bros., are on the
ways. Thef . C A. Denkman, Stillwater,
C. J. Caffrey and J. K. Graves and A. J
Whitney's fleet are in winter quarters.
At LeClaire a new boat is being built
by the Van Sant company to receive the
machinery of the old Evansville. The
rafters West Rambo, Lumberman, Le
Claire Belle, J. S. Ceater, Nettie Durant
and the liitle Sitellite which collided with
the bridge at Clinton and was run into by
the Julia, are all on the ways. The Pilot
and the Irene D., both of the upper
rapids, are in the water at LeClaire, where
they have wintered.
At Duquque the pack-.t Sidney is on
the ways, her bottom and general con
dition undergoing a general overhauling.
The packets, Pittsburgh, Mary Morton
and Josephine are in winter quarters in
the slough at Dubuque. The rafter, Ben
Hershey, of Muscatine, is also in the Du
buque sloujh. receiving a new set of boil
ers. The old hull of the rafter, Natrona,
owned by Capt Vail Billow, of La
Crosse, has been diecirded and a new
boat is being built for her machinery.
Th9 rafter. W. J. Young, of Clinton, is
being generally overhauled. The rafter,
Gardie Eastman, of Lyons, the St. Croix,
of Dubuque, and the LaClede Packet
eompan's new packet, Pauline, of Bur
lington, are on the ways for general re
At Q jincy bay. the packets Gem City,
War Eagle, St. Paul, Park Bluff and
Frankie Folsom are quartered in the har
bor, and the rafter Kit Cr.on and Sciota
are on the ways, together wiih the War
saw and Clarksville ferry boats. The
government boats Cold Bluff and Success
with a large fleet ef barges, are quartered
At Dubuque next week will occur the
launching of the Pauline, the Laclede
company's new packet, which is on the
ways undergoing general repairs. Capt.
Tom Peel says this boat will be the first
in the water this season.
Capture of a Hie Wotr.
The largest timber wolf ever seen in
this section was killed a few days ago at
Taylor Ride. A citizen succeeded in
putting a ball through him with a long
range rifle, but failed to bring him down.
The next day a party on horEeback came
across him, and run him all day but he
escaped again. The day following, a cit
izen armed to the teeth with a club, ran
onto him in a bunch of hazel brush injtbe
solitude of the forest, with no pitying
eye to behold, no helping hand within
reach. The elevation of bis hair having
dislodged his hat at first sight, had also
paralyzed his pedal extremities, there
was nothing to do but to attack, and this
they did and the wolf fell. It measured
about three feet high and seven feet from
tip to tip.
The Loral JHarket.
The stormy weather has kept tbe farmers at
home again today and baainesa was accordingly
dnll on Market fqoare. .
Grain Four loads corn at 5152c; two loads
Cyed Five loadi haj at 813. '
Stock-How, $3453,S5 per CWC - ; -Produce
Baiter and craft remain about the
same. Batter K&Sz per ib ; eggs ic per doaen
AX EN JOYABLE EVENING.
The Entertainment la I Evening i
the V. P. Charrh-Ye (Olden Tin en
Tbe entertainment giyea last night at
the U. P. church by the Loyal Temper-
ence Legion was a success in every way
About 200 being present, and all enjoyed
a very pleasing programme of literary and
musical character which we append;
Song, by the band; What the bible says
by six bove; song.bv the band: recitation
The Dead March, bv Eila Freed; song, by
the band: address. Rollin Stnrp-enn- anno-
Bessie and Cora Wilcox; recitation, Old
Johns Last Plea, Lillian Fitzpatrlck;
speech, Chester Bromley; song, Lutie Bat
ties: recitation. Grace Wilcox: recitatinn
Then followed a dialogue entitled "Ye
Hatchet Fumilee," in which the characters
appeared in colonial costume commemora
tiye of ye olden time which was a very
pleasing feature and enjoyed by all. Th
following appeared in the caBt: Mary
Bender, Bertie Ottrom, Lilian Fitzpatrick
Bessie Head, Lillie Simmons, Laura Oat
rom, Bessie Battles, Rosetta Griffith, Kit-
tie Ftzler, Blanche Bromley, Ella Freed
Carrie Col burn and Harry Battles.
Found the Runaway.
Frank Zeigler, the boy sentenced to the
reform Bchool, and who got away from
Sheriff Gordon while in route to that in
stitution, is safely lodged in the county
jail. Deputy Sheriff O. M. Bisant ar
rived from Carroll county, Iowa, thia
morning with the boy in charge. He
was attending school near Hillsdala, that
county, and has relatives in the vicinity,
though be was not living with them. He
was finally located after much perse
verance on the part of Sheriff G jrdon
and Deputy 8her:ff Silyis.and will be ta
ken to the Teform school at Pontiac in
25 David Finley to Xivier Bogner.
part or lots 1 and 2, block 12, town of
P A Keller Clara M Odell, part of lots
10 and 15, 32, 18, lw, $500.
8 W Wheelock to J W Eklund, lot 1,
block 8, S W Whaelock's addition to Mo
Anna J Collins to Monroe Kohn,' part
of lot 4, block 12, Spencer & Case's ad
dition to Rock Island, Si, 650.
Lucy Goodrich to Arthur G odricb,
sej.swi, 8, 19. 3o, $1.
26 Estate of H Wreath Will ad
mitted to probate; letters testamentary
issued to Sarah C. Wreath; bond filed
and approved .
Estate of T. N. Hasselq uist Will ad
mitted to probate.
Guardianship of minor heirs of William
Lee. . Bond of guardian for disposition
of proceeds arising from sale of ward's
real estate; order of sale.
The Etonenaent Allaaea tn la Last
IVicht" Area Ea4 Happily.
Tho sensational elopement f retold in
ast night's Argus and the surmise as to
who the parties were proved correct.
Wl: r Black and Miss Velma Snyder,
the latter the daughter of J. B. Snyder,
proprietor of the Keator house, Moline,
were married yesterday in Janesville,
Wis., after eluding the father of the
young; lidy, who it is said did not look
with favor upon their match. The young
couple expect to leave Janesville for the
east today on an extended wedding tour.
They are both of age and both have mon
ey of their own, and could have been
married with less trouble but seemingly
wished a little romance, and they hal it.
Mr. Black was formerly employed by Mr.
Snyder as a clerk in the hotel, and by
strict integrity and faithfulness had won
the coafidence of hia employer. Nearly
a year ago he resigned his position to ac
cept one in Monmouth, where he remain.
ed until about three months ago, when
he returned and boarded at the Keator
house while he attended a commercial
college in Davenpoit. He is a eon of
Francis, Black, a well known and highly
respee'ed citizen of Hampton. The
bride t as for several years been promi
nent it; Moline society circles.
A cr ) wd as large as has attended the
Industrial fair on any nigh, since its open
ing wa present last night. Tbe prot
gramme was paniculaily interesting and
included two entertaining selections by
Biehl'8 orchestra, followed by a character
song and dance by the local genius Tim
Collias, a mandolin duet by Tony Biehl
and Joo Rhea, and exhibition of ventril
oquism and sleighWef hand tricks by Si
las Hopkins, and a fencing contest by B
W. and J. K. Attz.
lomht there will be a conceit in
which D. R. Bowlby. Prof S. T. Bowl-
by, Mri.W.B. Barker. WilMe Totten.
andMbsesMay Richards. Louise Liv
ingston and Vinnie Boggess will partici
pate. The auction of many of the arli
cles on exhibition will also take place.
In deference to the popular desire the
exhibition will probably be continued
until next Wednesday evening
male a Px-
Yesterday afternoon a pig was stolen
from a pen on the premises of R.
Schinditir on Sixth street between Sixth
and Seventh avenues. The police were
notified and Marshal Miller instructed
Officers Kramer and Sexton to investi
gate the matter, find the porker and bring
the thieves under tbe law's ttrong arm
The officers put their wits tD work and
this morning they fastened the crime to
Carl and Fred Zihn, two boys living a
short dwtsnce from Mr. Schindler's house
and who at first strenuously denied tbe
theft an i even went so far as to give fic
ticious names. Bat the officers were
persistei.l and finally obtained a confes
sion from the boys who are now in the
city prison. They will be dealt with
this ever ing. Their ages are 14 and 10,
respectively, and a brother s'.ill younger
was imp icated in their exploit.
An Euaj on Man.
Man that is born of woman is email
potatoes and few in a hill. He rises up
today ai d flourishes like a ragweed, and
to-morrc w or the next day the Tinder
taker hath him. He goeth forth in the
morning warbling like a lark, and is
knocked out in one round and two sec
In the midst of life he is in debt, and
the tax collector pursues him wherever
he goeth The banister of life is full of
splinters, and he slideth down with con
siderable rapidity. He walketh forth in
the brigl.t sunlight to absorb ozone, an-1
meeteth the bask teller with a sight
draft for $357.
He cometh home at eventide and meet
eth the wheelbarrow in his path. It
nseth up and Bnuteth him to the earth
and falleth upon him and runneth one of
its legs Mito his ear.
In the gentle spring time he puttth
on bis simmer clothes, and a blizzard
t ?! i. V 1 m m 1 vi a
KtnKetn mm xar irom noma, ana nueia
him with cuss words and rheumatism.
In the winter he putteth on winter
trouserB .and a wasp that abideth excite
ment. E e Btarteth down into the cellar
with an oleander, and goeth backward,
and the oleander cometh after him and
sitteth uron mm
He buyeth a watch dog, and when he
cometh 1 ome from the lodge th watch
dog treeth him, and sitteth near him un
til ropy morn. He goeth to the hors
trot and ltteth his money on the brown
mare, and the bay gelding with a blaze
He marrieth a red headed heiress with
a wart on her nose, and the next day
the pareii t ancestor goeth under with a
fee, arrest and great liabilities, and com
eth home to live with bis beloved son
in-law. Wichita County Democrat.
Don't If a dealer offers you a bottle
of Salvation Oil without labels or wrap
pers, or in a mutulated or defaced pack
age, don't touch it don't buy it at any
price. : Insist upon getting a perfect, un
broken, genuine package. Price 26 centa.
Kotice to the Pob'ic
Attenlion is hereby called to the nuis
ance in re ard to throwing paper, hand
bills and o'her rushish on our sidewalks
and streets, which is becoming a great
nuisance to pedestrians and persons driv
ing horses. Tbe nrniltv for such Hunan
under the city ordinance, chapter 15, sec
tion 1, 14, is a fine not to exceed one
hundred do llars
The police ib hereby instructed to see
that said ordinance is obeyed and en
forced. By order of the City Council.
Robert Koehleb. City Clerk.
"Dr. Bulls Cough 8yrup tukes the
lead of all cough preparations." Car
penter & Pol meter, drugeists.Jamestown
n. y. .v- . .
J. E. Montrcse, Manage.
OSE NIGHT ONLY,
Thursday. March 5th.
Ebg-agemeotof tbe Dtrlingui-hrd Art. tr.
MR. OTIS SKINNER,
In Ar.gu'l Dily' trTitii itlon rf Rorn-
A play cf heart inttrtut to buth Jvw Mud Urn-
ReTve seat ale at Harper Hnue Ptunnary
Toetday mirniriK, March SrJ.
rvice. ai. IX f i vi.
Carn to Molu.e after eaieruiotneat.
C. C. TAYLOR,
Fir t door eut or 1-ondon cloth
When such stocks as yu find, for
instance at Folsom's, Johnson's or Ram
ser's are oflYred to bujer, I don't believe
it payB me to carry "hollcw-ware." I
shall still sell knives and forks, spoons
etc., but to clone out what I have rf such
articles as are nimed beiow, 1 offer the
price tivt-o. TbeMs iroodt Kr; just an
good plate bs money can huy, and I be
litve this is ao unusually ci.od chance 10
get silverwtrf. if you can Ubt ny of the
1 Tea set. former pnoe f 25 00 f is.00
includes teapot, sutrar, cream Fpooner.
1 Cake basket, former price .), $goo
t ' - " " 17 75, 14.25
1 Fruit dish. " " 17.75, 6 00
1 Four bottle tout) caster.
former price SC.S"1 f4 50
1 Butter dish, former price f :i.50. la 50
1 C ard receiver, ' fi 5i . . t so
1 " - W.50 S4 50
And a number of other articles at corre-
G. M. LOOSLEY.
CBIXA AID tiLAOB,
1600 Second Avenue.
Special taxation notice.
Kotice is hereby pven to all pemons interested
that the city council of the city of Kock Inland
having ordered by ordinance pared May lWlh,
A. D. 1MO. thai Fourth avenne from tbe Inter
section of Twentieth street and Fonrti avrnne
to the eaat line of Twenty-third street where
Fourth avenue intersects with Twenty-third
sireei, ana i weniy-inira street irem He Inter
section of Fourth arenre and Twentv-third
street to the south line of Fifth avenue, where
said Fifth avenue Intersects with Twenty-third
street, ani Fifth avenne from tbe ea-t line of tbe
intersection with Twenty-third street to a point
ationt four hundred feet east of tbe ei-t line of
Thirty-etcbtb street to t)e eat line of tbe un 1 r
f radecrod-'inirof ih? bicsgo, Kock Island 4
'aclfic railway company and tbe Cbicaco. Bur-
llrp-.on A Quincy railrnaa company, and from
tne west line oi sain undergrade crossirg to the
center oi rony-riin atreet. ail neiiifr in ibe cor
porate lira ts of tbe aaid city of Kock Island, be
curbed with curbstones, excavated and graded
ana improvea ana pavea witn pavinc br.ck and
l:. at a special tax be levied therefor.
t-aid ordinance for said Improvement is on file
in the office of the c'.ty clerk of said city, and
said city ba applied to tne connty court of Rock
Island county, Illinois, for an a'seasment and
levy of the co-t of raid irouroveme it npon and
from the lo:s and pans of lots and trarts of land
contip uou to th s Aae of said improvement in
said ordinance crdcred to )e constructed, in
proporti'-n to the frontage of such lots, parts of
lots, and iract of land upon th improvement
so ordered to be constructed as afore-aid:and an
assessment ini-nof h.ivinjr been made and re.
turned to said court, the una! heariu; tbereon
wni ue nU at tne Msrcn term o( raid court, crnn
mencins: on the Ninth dav ef March. A. I). 18)1
All persons desirirfr may thtn and there appear
and make their d'fen-e.
Dated at Kock I -hind, Illinois, this 2titti day of
r euruary, a. u. ltwi.
J. M . BcroFn,
K. A. ItoHALDHOK,
T. 11. Thua.
SATUBDAY, FEB. 28.
Llovd & Stewart,
JAHNS & BERTELSEN,
& feAi?r)-B''l !4 i,tor,
Tinware And Housk FuRNisniwa Goods.
1812 SECOND AVENUE.
ROCK ISLAM). HL
PRICES THIS WEEK.
Lamn CUraneys, No. I 4.
r amp Chimney. No t.
Tvl. Paper, per pt kare .
anilla Kitracu 4 or. boitie ,((C
Tamblrrs, per set
Mce lasetYram Pi ch. rs.
Nice Gia Water Pitcher . jv
furl in it lron. '.".".".."V.".".. -
We also have a few dozen handaone'iy drorated eartbera caspmc'oreg f:o ibis week a: ..
THE FAIR, 1705 Srcond AveLu-
We bave thid week received a lare lot ot 'Teal Irish loe- paper ia ortavj t J
ncrcia. iM sixes, raled or plua, atsJc per pownd.
K'JS'GiBOtlY Sc SON. 1703 Second Avrni-
Headquarters for P ctcrt r i Fra
I7e Set thePace, Let OfliersFollow iftliey Cat
KANN c& HUCKSTAEDT,
N 1811 and 1813 Second avetae,
( Set to the Poblic the most brilliant line of the reason la
Lounges and Coucbea.
Centre Libiabt and Parlor Tables, Etc
A. J. SMITH & SON,
DRAPERY, GRILLE WORK
UP ALL KINDS.
A. J. SMITH & SON.
125 and 127 Wt Third 6tru Opp. Maonlc Temple. DAVENFuRl
TOLL PAPER COMPANY
12, 314 Twentieth St.,
And Postoffice Block, Moline
FINE WALL PAPER-Kxeloslve axenU for ta foUovrlnf rt lantesi TU,PS
Factories : Birga 4 6on, Jane way A Co.. Robert 8. Hobba A oo.. Kevin BavUand.
York Wall Paper Co., and Kobert O raves A Co. .i
bEK t)U K KPSCIAU8 - W Uicb Vndadea all t Art papers. Prtces from 10 to per
below oUwr dealer.