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'ARGUS, WEDNESDAY. OCTOBE It 7 1891. 55
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hive it on hand will pro
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15,!,. PtBcii Ku'e-rs. and
e-iryttiing necessary for school.
;riat .' tirmeiitary geography for
i" f.i3i'!ctt' grahy for Guyot's iDter-
.:'.S. H.iitir.1 tic for Feller's primary
: tit money by getting your school
1717 Secoad Avenue.
J. E. REIDY,
"r.' firm. Si.; b Hock Inland.
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: ii. Kln-.i and Nebraska.
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ue in d extent parts of the city.
fBi: tor :tir,e ir,t ti,i insurance con-
Second Arenxie. over
Hocpe's Tailor Shop.
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tt4S.f Saltan BaEkndSn
lI'Cdf,wi- OT'f two-third. of the ddi
ittce. oamtHfr of honsta will be
wS 153 ;$5.BJ PER UCHTB.
to Pay Until 1893.
! ' .: pportn:iity of your I
l. Id", i uv'laJr and secure
,'e Grn7,.,. ... ...
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POI'!offi The land it
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6E0. F. ROTH,
Up in Dnbaine They Want to Keep
the Brass Foundry.
A Valuable IndaMry Which Rock
Is and Has Brra Werklna for
"ay be Lost After All.
The Argcs baa made allusion twice of
!a'e, to tbe ptcspects of Rock Island te
curing a Lev and valuab'e industry
through the ii strumentality of the Citi
zens' Improvement association, and par
ticularlj the fforts of Chairman Fergu
aan, of the co Emit tee on manufacturers
and Secretary Searle, of the association.
Mention has t een made of the visit of a
representative of sach an industry to
Rock Island, i nd of the fact that negotU
ations were pndin, but the name of the
enterprisers present location and its rep.
resentative were withheld for the good and
sufficient reason that it is not always dis
cretion to make premature announces
ments of matters of this kind, because
it often opens the eyes of
others to ourewn endeavors and gives op
portunity to others to prcfittbereby. Itis,
perhaps more of a sacrifice to a newspa
per to withhold important news than
many people may think, nevertheless the
Argus has been willing to do it in this mat
ter. But it seems that other papers haye
been dispose i to act otherwise, and
here is the result. It is taken from the
Dubuque Telegraph and is self txplana
tory: On one of tie lower streets of cur town
has stood for vesrs a shabby collection ef
wood shops with sooty windows and
smeared and oily doors, but from tbe
smoke stacks has poured a constant
stream of smoie every working day and
at morning and nieht a stream of work
ing people has passed ia and out. There
has been no parade, no articles in the
papers about this business bnt the Du
buque Brass A Metal Co. are known in
every large mt.rket of the United States
as manufacturers of plumbers' goods.
Tbe man who was at tbe head of this
business was a good mechanic and
around bin have grown up
from boys to men people who
today bave no peers in tbe manufacture
of these specialties. Through the force
of circumstanc es, to put it mildly, this
business is tow in tbe courts and not
likely to be adjusted fpr may be years.
Tbe shops are closed and the men idle,
men who bave never known what it is to
loaf, and do not know how to stand on
tbe street corners, who had rather work
than eat. Feeling tbat there was money
in the business Dd tbat the present
trouble was bnt tbe result of affairs en
tirely outside of the legitimate work of
tbe concern these working people bave
come together and talked the matter over
acd want to fcrm a stock concern to con
tinue the affairs of the company. Eicb
one who has a home and a
little bank account is ready and wil
ling to risk all in the new enter
prise. Every business man' knows the
difference between a man who Is pultine'l
id his best woik and the one. who is see
ing how lit'le he can do in a day. Tbe
writer has had the privilege of meeting
with these met and never has he seen a
body of men ith keener insight into the
details of their business, men who are
practical in every branch and who are
striving to Mad how they can improve
themselves in their craft. When a work
incman quotes the Scientific American or
talks about the latest development in the
use of electricity you can make up your
mind tnat he j roposes to lead the pro
cession, tbat be knows bis business.
Tbe want of funds sufficient to handle
this affair is a barrier in their way which
they seek to overcome by enlisting capital
to help them oat. and one of their num
ber was a ppoir ted to try and raise the
tecessary fundi to start a stock company.
Not meeting with tbe encouragement
here that ebou'd have been expected he
has looked to other towns and is about to
transplant the whole business to Rock
Island where t ae people are willing and
anxious to foster such industries and the
capital necesstj-y can be raised to Start
again. Shall we let them goT Are the
interests of our town so small that we can
afford to see 60 families move from here
to a rival manufacturing town! There
has been a large amount of money put
into different e over prises here in the past
year but none promise more than does
When every worker, in a shop is inter
ested in his work and every time be
strikes a blow on anvil or chucks a lathe
feels tbat it is for home and family so
well as for the bosses that business Is
bound to succeed and prosper. We can
not afford to let another town take up
this project when we have the men, the
shops, and a large trade built ud tbat can
be carried right along, when it is pot a
question of where the goods can be sold,
but whose orders shall be filled first.
If we let them go we had better close
our board of tnde, take our representa
tives off the rond and sit down in peace
till the city again becomes a village and
gradually dwi idles to another eteepy
What is done must be done quickly if
we want to keep them here. There is
capital and plenty of it that if it ia wil
ling to investigate will find in this enter
prise a chance'for investment that we
cannot afford to psss by. Let us have a
meeting of the business men Monday at
tbe board of tri.de rooms. Act now or
we shall be too late.
The matter came before the regular
monthly meetirg of the Dubuque board
of trade Monday evening and the Times
of the following morning states:
The proposition of the employes of the
late Hodge & Watters concern was sub
mitted by Mr. Hooper. It stated that
f CO 000 worth of stock must be sub
scribed to a new company, of which f 10,
000 would be tf.ken by the employes, who
were willing to put into the plant their
ail. They had received offers from other
cities, but tbey said they preferred to re
main here, where tbey bad their homes.
It is thought thit a very promaoie ousi
ness could be b lilt up by organising
once and Ukini; the trade of the
buqae Brass & Metal company. The mat
iw as unanv referred to a committee
consisting of James Howie, Peter Kiene.
Jr . James Mc?adden and B. J. O'Neill,
who are to confer with tbe employes and
report to a subsequent meeting.
C. N. Hooper, the . representative of
the Dubuque enterprise, who has made
several visits to Rock Island. returned
from Dubuque at noon today, and to a re
porter who informed him that some ex
planation would be expected on tbe part
of those who had furthered his project
here, of the meeting, etc., in Dubuque,
"Most assuredly an explanation is in
order and I think I can state it very
plainly. The article appearing in a local
paper here attracted the attention of a
Dubuque paper and it was republished in
full. Then came tbe ffort to induce our
enterprise to remain in Dubuque. The
gentleman by my name spoken of by the
Dubuque Times as taking a prominent
part in the meeting of the Dubuque board,
was my brother, J. C. Hooper, although
I am frank to say I was present and made
a statement. I did this in deference to
the wishes of the workmen who bave large
famil.es to work for. and for tha most
part have their own homes and dislike to
leave them. This is natural. These men
do not like to leave Dubuque and they
are doing all they can now that the mat,
ter has become a subject of common tik,
to keep the factory. As far as my
individual feelirg are concerned I would
prefer to come to Rock Island. I
believe the prospects are brighter here
for our industry, and I want to come
here, and if I da come, the men will
come. 1 have secured promises from
most of them to that effect alread . Now
I am back here to endeavor to close up
the negotiations. I am acting in pcr
fectly good faith and am not attempting
to take advantage of Rock Island's pub -lie
spirited enterprise. I appreciate the
spirit with which I have been met here
and I am here because I am anxious to
come and bricg our factory and for no
other purpose I can assure you "
Mr. Hooper spoke with much sincerity
and earnestness and from what be says
taken together with what is being done in
Dubuque, the Argcs thinks it behooves
our own people to close a deal with Mr.
Hooper while he is here, and make it
binding.if Rock Island would secure this
DESERTED HIS FAMILY.
J, C. t iok, r East Sacinaw, Mich..
and Partially Bliaa at Tha', Leaves
His Wife and children Helpless at
tbe Kork Inland Depot.
J. C. Fink, of Eist Siginaw. Mich.,
accompanied by his wife and two small
children, arrived in tbe city from... the
north yesterday morning, and were wait
ing at the Rock Island depot for a train
to Iowa City. Shortly after noon, Fink,
who claims to be almost blind, left his
wife and children on the pretense of find
ing a hotel, and has not been seen by
them since. Tbe woman with her two
hungry children were still at the depot
late last night, when some traveling men
took up a collection and sent them to the
Rock Island house.
When seen by an Argcs reporter this
morning Mrs. Fink stated that her hus
band bad often served her the same trick
before, remaining away for weeks at a
time. They were now going to Iowa
City, where tbe man claimed to have rel
atives. When he left her yesterday be
had $8, which was all the money tbey
He was still in tbe city at last accounts
walking about the streets and telling pit
iful stories about himself, but apparently
making no effort to find bis wife and
Ihe fort Byron Case.
The case of Ora Spaid vs.. Prof. Davis,
of the Port Byron schools, for alleged
injury to her hearing, is still occupying
tbe attention of the circuit court. Yes
terday afternoon Dr. B. H. Bowman, of
Andalusia, testified as to examination
made by him to tbe effect that the ear
drum was ruptured, and that she had
probably lost tbe hearing of that ear.
Other witnesses, mostly neighbois and
friends, testified as to the girl's hearing
being apparently all right previous to
April 10, on which day she was struck by
the principal, and tbat sinee tbat time her
hearing has been impaired. The plain
tiff closed their case this morning, and
the taking of testimony for the defense
was begun this afternoon.
Chicago and Satan for $4 97.
On Ot. 6 the C, R. I. & P. will sell
round trip tickets to Chicago at a rate of
one fare for the round trip.
Br all odds tbe largest assortment of
underwear at tbe American.
aae rert Hyroa War. 1 . ......
Ed Rogers, of 'Port Byron, who is'
in the city atUnling court, reports that
the Port Byron Business Men's associa
tion held a meeting the other evening
and discussed at length the sand bar in
front of that city, and finally appointed a
committee composed of Frank Rogers,
George Metzgar and John Schafer, Jr.,
to present the necessities of the situation
to Congressman Cable, to the end that be
may endeavor to have the coming con
gress adopt measures to insure its remov
al. The last congress appropriated 5,
000 for work on the bar.
The R. J. Wheeler and Irene D. passed
The Verne Swain was in snl out as
The Lion came down with eight strings
of logs and seven of lumber.
Commencing tomorrow the Vetne
Swain will clear at 2;30 p. m , instead of
The stage of the water was 0.40 at
noon; the temperature on the bridge at
Killed In 4 hlcato.
Ira Coyne, son of Robert Coyne, 1530
Fifth avenue, end brother of Alfred
Coyne of this city, was killed by the cars
at the Grand Trunk crossing Chicago this
morning. Mr. Coyne wss 28 years of
age and leaves a wife and three children
and was for many years a resident of this
city. The remains will probably be
brought here for inteimsnt.
Rock Islaxd. Oct. 5. 1891. Baker &
Iljusman have sold their hardware de
partment to E. Housman, who will carry
It on under the supervision of Mr. John
Sessler, who will be pleased to see all his
old customers and as manf new ones as
the store will accommodate. Baker &
Housman will sett'e all bills contracted
previous to Oat. 1. 1891
Baker & Housman.
To Ditpal Coldr,
Headaches and fevers, to cleanse the
system effectually, yet gently, when cos
tive or bilious, or when the blood is im
pure or sluggish, to permanently cure
habitual constipation, to awaken the kid
neys and liver to a healthy activity, with
out irritating or weakening them, use
Syrup of Figs.
Card of Thanks.
Mrs. L. H. Dudley desires to extend
her heartfelt thanks to friends and neigh
bors and members of Black Hawk lodge
No. 81. A. O U. W.. for their kind assist
ance during their late bereavement.
B. Birkenfeld offers tor sale his entire
stock of books, stationery, confectionery
and toys, ice cream parlors and fixtures
complete. Also his property for sale or
rent for any number of years to suit
VI always let a cold go as it comes"
one says; which means tbat he overworks
the system in get ing rid of a cold rather
than assist it by using Dr. Bull's Cough
Syrup. Price 25 cents.
Those $10 overcoats at the Amer
ican are good as some folks advertise as
bargains at $15.
For sale A medium sized fire and
burglar proof safe, nearly new. A bar
gain. Inquire of Dr. J. F. Myers, 1439,
Second avenue. Rock Island.
Tbe best $10 and $15 overcoat in town.
Call on E B. McKown for hard wood
and soft coal. Telephone 1.198.
Tbe American suits are tbe best.
Stylish boys' suits. American.
. -Loan AssDciation,
Ornci, Rooms S, 4, 5 and S Maeonlc Temple,
Why not pay the same amount to the Home
Building and Loan Asfociat.on each month tbat
yon are now paying for rent, and acquire a home
of yonr own.
Liaiu awarded at lowest rate.
Stock in the first teries may he bad upon ap
plication to the Secretary.
Plenty of the open jelly
tumblers on hand now, for alL
1 Fruit jare.
A car load of Mason quart
jars in stock. It's a little late,
perhaps, but there's no need to
let the peaches spoil now.
O. M. Loosley.
cams, auii as LAatrs,
1808 Second Avenue,
Highest of all in Leavening Power. U. S. Gov't Rr port, Aug. 17, 1889.
Wednesday and Thursday of this
week to see the grand display of fine
We will on Wednesday and Thursday
next, if the sun lends its favor, place
on exhibition our
NEW PATTERN HATS AND BON
NETS. Some very stylish wort by eminent
Eastern trimmers will be shown, and
also the charming designs of our own
superior artists and trimmers, which
will be sure to make every visitor want
a new hat.
What le correct In ft; le yon will ee here, what
yon do not tee, jon t 1 not be likely to wsnt. Har
mony in colors will prevail. Skillful and artictlc
handling of tich material al j produces delightful
effects. . .
We extent a cordial iuTitiiion toevery one rend
ing in th!g and sarronndim clt:e to is t shit pop
ular department on Wednesday and Thursday of
this week. ...
Hoped to have our new front ready in
time to use for our Grand Millinery'
Opening, but delays and disappoint
ments seem to preventan early comple- ;
tion of our alterations, however we '
shall certainly m-ke it up to our pat
rons by the unusual rich display of
choice novelties coupled with the most
moderate of prices.
The entrance to our millinery depart
ment is through our extreme eastern
store at No- 1724. which is at present
used for the main entrance to the
AUTUMN AND WINTER
. AND CLOAKS.
Much 1r expe t?d of u !n this depenment, and
yonr expectations will be fully met and fatUfled.
Stylish a ments you exject of nsand ety'ieb gar
ments yon th all hate.
No wonder that neighbor Tells neighbor abont
tbe great var'ety and wonderful bargains nnMl cn
any crmfortably ccol d it customers fairly swarm
the department - -
McO ABB BROS.
1712. 1714, 1716. 1718, 1720, 1722 and 1724 Second Atehdi.
Oak easles, something new.
Picture f rimes.
rape tissue paper is used for all kindf
oi fancy work.
Ve now hate a large stock
So. 9 drawing books.
Can't mention them all. Come and see
Watch for our
GEORGE H. KINGSBURY,
1703, 1705 Second Ave. Telephone 1216.
A fine Line in the Newest Styles, the best
Assortment Ever Shown at Lowest Prices.
G. O. nUCKSTAEDT, -1811
and 1813, Second Avenue, EOCK ISLAND. ;":
You Can't do Without:
Dr. HcKann's Celeliratefl Couali Syrup;;
The very beet preparation made for Coughs, Colds, Bronchitis, and all lung and
pulmonary troubles. - . v
CURES LIKE MAGIC !
Good alike for children and adults. Two rzes13 and 25c.
Thomas' Celekated Kidney and Liver PILLS.
These pills aref ist taking the place of the more expensive remelic for all kidney and
are easier to take, cheaper in pr'ce and give tetter
" 7"TTV5 Because they
Give them a trial. None equal them.
mai1, on ricei; t of price, 5 cent, a bottle.
Tbe proprietor will forward them to any address by
T. H. THOMAS.
Rock Island HI.
-Special Shoe Sale -
300 Pair Men's Shoes,
250 Pair Ladies' Shoes
REGARDLESS OF COST
Men's Tan Colored Shoes,
Lsdies' Hand Turn Shoes,
Ladies' Hand Turn Shoes,
Ladies Hand Turn Shoes,
Regular. Price t3. 00; reduced to S3 25
150 4 00;
5.00 5 50;
" . 8 50; -"
Remember there is only t limited amout of the above bargains, so come ear.j
Central Shoe Store,
1818 Second Avenue.
Elm Street Store, '
- ' 2028 Fifth Avenue
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