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TgE ABGUB, TUESDAY. OCTOUKCt ;13. 1891;
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r;iv,N, :.t,'h.';. Straps.
P ndl lx( Hu'cre, and
evryttiiiic necessary for school.
iae BirmV tu iiuiitary geography for
n-,M-V:'fraiihy for Guyot's inter-
l-Vi. ! -lriihiiirlic for Felter'a primary
t nt r.v motley by retting yonr school
1717 Second Avenue.
J, E, REIDY,
T fim.s..': h liork Island.
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n":t in d a nut part of the city,
i OTif tlu lirs. rood inveotmenta
.'a: (t ttrre first diss insurance coa-
3 Second Avenue, over
Hospe's Tailor Shop.
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GE0. F. EOTH,
Jckjon Dmata o.ce.
EENHEY WAS GAME.'"
Hot? Rock Island' Pagilist Fared
i t Davenport.
neMrrts lakaswa Front Chicago
in Hpairfna; Jlatrh-lhe Far.
tlrn'ura tf the Hatch.
The sparring match which hag been the
one subject of discussion la sporting cir
cles foreomet me, cameoffat Wig(?er's hall
Da-enport. Ian evening and attr.cted a
Urge number of sports, among which Rock
Island was Will represented. The stars
of the evening were Bentley Sutton, of
Rock Island i nd an unknown all round
sport claiming to hail from Caicago, and
appearing un ler the name of Jack Bki.r.
The original intention was that the match
should be a fenuine knock out slugging
affair for blood but the mayor of Dav
enport interposed such strenuous and
forcible objections that it was determined
to call it simj ly a match for points a
mere exhibition of the manly art. The
conditions w re that there should be six
3-minule rounds with a minute's inter
mission . Ei iht ounce gloves were used .
William O'Brien, a feather weight from
Minneapolis -vas referee ani Clinton R.
Lee, of Davenport, was time-keeper.
Jack Cowden and Jim Maucker were
bottle holden, for Baker, while Billy Mc
Guire and Ed. Fevey seconded Sutton.
Both men were in good condition when
tiaie was cal ed. It was evidently the
event of Sution's life, and he had made
great prepa-ation for it and taken great
pains to train himself down to the proper
standard. But he learned a few things,
f r Baker on'y played with him until the
lait round. He could have killed him in
Vie first if he wanted to. but he preferred
to make a monkey of him. Bentelj how
ever forced the fight seveial times, by
rushing at his opponent and assaulting
him and then hugging him despjrately
to avoid punishment. It was under such
provocation that Baker displayed his
reserve si. ill and under such
circumstances Bentley found the
ways of pugilism were fraught with many
painful experiences. But Bentley stood
his ground. He had made his adversary
know that ho was there, and he proposed
to stay with him until the end of the
game an die did. When time was called
for the last time Biker had the best of it
and was awarded the match, but both men
showed the t Sect of wear and tear. As a
local sport expressed it this morning,
"both men v ere good and red about the
chest and poor Bentley bore evidence of
tie fight in f icial disfigurement."
It is understood. Biker, as he call i him
self, g)t-$16 out of the contest.
George Scaafer, proprietor of the Op
era house saloon, states that it is his be
lief that Frank McDonald was not robbed
in his saloon Saturday night, as he no
ticed his waxh was all right when he
went out, at d he thinks the theft was
committed cn the street after he went
Isaiah Hat, the young colored man
who has met with so many obstacles in
securing a bride, was the plaintiff yester
day in a cass against his mother in-law,
Mrs. George Kelly, charging her with
carrying cot cealed weapons and threaten
ing to do great bodily injury. The case
grows out of Mrs. Kelly going out to
Sears, whero Isaiah and wife were spend-
ing their interrupted honeymoon where
it is alleged she brandished a revolver
and threatened to let daylight into sundry
persons. The case came up before
Magistrate Wivill and 'was continued
until 5 o'clock last evening and then con
tinued until 1 o'clock this afternoon in
in order to giva all parties time to get
their witnesses together. -
The case of Pearson vs. the Rock 11 -&
Davenport Ferry company is being
tried before a jury composed of Gust
Nelson, Jan.es Gripp, William M. Nold,
G. M. Mile. L. T. Pinneo, Frank Bach
mar, C. H. Brandenburg. Daniel McNeal,
Eugene Bums, John Schall, A. Bigelow
and George Haeson. Several witnessess
were examined this morning, and this
afternoon a point of law is
being arjjued as to whether
or not Eggleston, the man drowned, was
himself negligent in getting on the stern
of the boat and remaining there instead
of going into the cabin provided for pas
sengers. Oaring to the amount of business now
before the circuit court. Judge Smith has
decided to bear the testimony in the
Swing-Emnions case on Friday evening.
The Verne Swain came down, and the
F. C. A. Denkmann, Everett, Verne
Swain and Jo Long passed np.
The stage of the water at the bridge at
noon was 0 80, and the temperature 57.
Card of Thank.
Mrs. Linlquist and children wish to
thank their friends for their kindness
during the llness and death of their bus
band and ft.tber.
Mi s. Likixjcist and Childrkit.
"Know ya not, who would It free
themselves must strike the blow," to do
not wait and suffer; but put on tour hat
, iks n.n,at dmccitst. ana asz iur
Salvation Cil, the great piin cure,
The finest and sweetest Udc of French
candies just leceived at KreU & Math s.
STREET RAILWAY RACKET.
The Uiffleait e, the gymdlexe la
Havlr la Krarranalna; Ita ajil m
! OaveBDort-naay Probata.
The tri city street railway syndicate is
having a high old time of it attempting
to rearrange its street railway system in
Davf.nport. as made necessary by the
purchase of, Lnd consolidation with Al
len's Central road. The people over
there complain of poor service, and to
remedy it every man in town seems to
hve a plan, and no one eeems ta ce
willing to trust" to the experience and
ability of the street railway company lt
seir. unless it is the Democrat,
representing as it does a conservative
fiir-minded spirit, as well as one consid
erate of public welfare. That paper of
this morning say;-.
The meeting at the city hail yesterday
afternoon, when the special council corr.
mutee sat to listen to anything tuat
might bo said tending to ihrow light up
oq the much disco83ed street car probs
lem, was one of more than ordinary pub
lic interest Tde question of street car
service is the most important one that
demands the attention of the people and
city council at the present time. Any
thing that can be offered tending to a so
lution of the problem receives a welcome
at all hands.
At 2 o'clock, the hour set for the hears
ing to commence, there was an interested
loi of spectators on the benches. Mans
sging Director D. II. Louderback and
Superintendent Henry Schnitjjer occupied
seats in the bald headid row. Behind
them were A. F. Cutter, Dr L. French,
S. W. Pierce, J. S. Wylie, D. N. Rich
ardson, C. S. Durfee. Dr. Crawford, W.
F. Fidlar, Emil Geitler. George E. Hub
bell, Charles Harrison, with present and
former employes of the syndicate, and
other interested persons.
Mayor Ficke staled the pu rpose of the
meeting He read the petition of the
street car company for permission to take
up certain tracks, in which also the com
pany made certain promises of change of
route and double tracking of remaining
lines. Anyone having anything to say,
for or against the proposed change, was
invited to rise in his place or forever af .er
hold his place.
No one entering a proteet, the changes
wers taken up in sections, and the mayor
called for objections to the taking up of
the track of the Second street lice from
Warren street west.
- Tee Democrat gives a detail of the
notions, expressions and protests offered
and then says:
There wete no more protests forthcom
ing, so Mayor Ficke proffered the fljor to
Managing Director Louderback. Mr.
Louderback's position up to this time
bad been no enviable one. He had been
compelled to sit still and hear his com
pany termed unaccommodating, unbusi
nesslike, and lacking in other virtues,
without saying a word. His position
after be took his feet, however, was still
more unenviable. After he had made a
temperate statement of the case from the
standpoint of his company, he was sub
jected to a fire of cross questions that
would have seriously embarassed some
men and have caused others to lose there
temper.but not so with him.
His statement was substantially as fol
lows: The company had too much track
on its hands. The laying of the track was
a mistake, due largely to the fact that the
Chicago stockholders when they first en
tered the field had trusted their work to
agents without coming here to personally
inspect the field. Track had been laid
where it could not be operated on a paying
basis. There were parallel tracks on
Second, Third and Fourth streets, on Har
rison. Main, Brady and Perry streets and
on Fifteenth, Sir teen th and Locust streets.
The multiplicity of tracks tended to spread
out the system so that perfect service was
inconsistent with the profit everywhere.
The Third street line, supposed by many
to be one of the best paying lines of the
company, yielded a net income of $272
for the month of August. For the first 16
days of August five electric cars bad been
run on the Tremont-Perry loop, their
gross earnings being on an average $4 per
day per car. The ayerage expense of
running an electric car, stated Mr- Loud
erback, was 7.50 per day. The Tre
mont avenue service bad been stopped
because the company had found it impos
sible to get their cars under the viaduct
that crosses Fourth street. The Tremont
avenue hi 1 was also an obstacle to the
running of that line. It was really the
worst hill in the city, with a grade two
per cent heavier than the Brady street
Mr. Louderback disclaimed any inten
tion on the part of the street railway
company to be unfair or unaccommodat
ing. They wanted to give up certain
fratchises in their entirety and to give a
better service upon their remaining lines.
Rock Island baa no finger in this mud
dle, beyond its interest in the syndicate
which has always treated Rock Island
fairly and to which ia rightly attributable
much of our present prosperity and pro
gress. And it is but truth to say the
syndicate has bad pretty much its own
way here. All reasonable privileges have
been freely extended by the city council,
and only in one instance was there any
thing of a heated controversy, and even
after that the council stood 13 to 1 to
permit the company to carry out its own
beat policy in the management of ita bus
iness and the accommodation of the pub
lic. In return for the public spirit shown
by thecouucil in encouraging outside
capital in the control of what the Dimo
crat truly states, are interests of the great
est concern to the public. Rock Island has
io far been given first class service a
system of street railway communication
which is not excelled In any city three
times our own siz9 ia the country, and
we venture the assertion there are few
cities which are t qual In the matter of
street car facilities. What is more Rock
Island expects this service, because it de
serves it in return for privileges extended
and will look for a continuation of it
with full confidence in receiving it bas
ing such confidence on the experiences of
the past. ...
As said before, the operations of the
company here have given great satis
faction. Especially is hi true
of Mr. Louderback's management.
No one can gainsay the fact that he has
improved the road and service. That he
was able to come here on the ground and
look the field over thoroughly was the
means of stimulating the Chicago capi
talists to go ahead and put in additional
money which was expended in the three
cities to the extent of $200,000 to $300,
000 over and above the enormous sums
already expended. It is natural to be
lief furthermore, that the syndicate cap
italists would cot have made these fur
ther investments, after discovering how
little return the plant was actually
yieldiog, had it not been that they had a
man atthe helm in whose judgment they
had. perfect confidence from past-experience
in other large operations. The
Argus does not seek to meddle with
Davenport affiirs, but it beliavei that if
the people over there allow the present
management t cirry out its plans there
they will find the sime satisfactory . r
vices that we have on this side. The
people here are satisfied with the present
management of the system in all its re
lations to the public, realizing that it is a
good thing to have a man connected with
the roads who has tba constant ear and
confidence of the Coicago capitalists who
are interested as it . ill enable the people
of tbe three cities m ty be, to secure their
financial aid in other enterprises. They
are men whose business friendship, the
Arocs telieves, is worth having.
To Ditpal Cold-,
Headaches and fevers, to cleanse the
system effectually, yet gently, when cos
tive or bilious, or when tbe blood is im
pure or sluggish, to permanently cure
habitual conttipation, to awaken the kid
neys and liver to a healthy activity, with
out irritating or weakening them, use
Syrup of Figs.
A handsome complexion ia one of the
greatest charms a woman can possasa
Pozzoni's Complexion powder gives it.
A DBKAH OF HaPPIUKSS
May ;be followed by a morning of "La Grippe."
Easily, and why? Because the displacement of
coTerine in bed, a nf elected draught from a partly
c'o ed window, an open tninsom conne. ted with
a windy entry in a hotel, may convey to yonr nos
trils and lunss tbe death-dealing b,at. Terrible
and swift are tbe inroads v.ade by this new des
troyer. The medicated al.oholic principle in
Hotetter'8 rtomach Bitters will chrck the dire
complaint. A p ?rsigteDce in this preventive of ita
further development will absolutely checkmate
the cancerous m.lady. Unmedtcatrd alcoholic
etimnlant are of little or no ralae. The Just me
dium is the Bitters. No less c fficicioas is it in cases
of malaria, blilioosness, constipation, rhenmatlsm,
djepepeia and kidney trouble. Ths weak are
usnaliv those upon who a disease fastens first.
Invigorate with the Bit:ers.
SUBSCRIBE FOR STOCK
la the Second series of the
A safer and better Investment than Govern
ment Bonds, because the loans are made only
noon est ib:khfd values and it piys more than
three times as much interest besides tbe amount
invested at d tbe profits can be withdrawn at any
time. Money Toaned -t lowest rates.
R A. DONALDSON, Secretary.
Orncc; Booms 3, 4, 5 and 6 Masonic Temple,
Reading or writing by artificial light
makes business for opticians, at the best.
People will do it, though; and that's why
they want good lamps.
A good central draft lamp is tbe
best substitute for sunlight to be bad.
Perhaps electricity may some day diss
place them, but today, if- you want the
most useful, pretty and suitable thing for
a wedding or anniversary present, proba
bly a good lamp cornea nearest to filling
I have both kinds those made to
sell, and those to do service.
Q. M. Loosley.
CHixa, auu am r-aara.
ISO) Second Avenue,
Highest of all in Leavening Power. TJ. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1889.
Weather cal's for warmer clothing.and
in nothing do we find such comfort as
in good warm undergarments.
We shall offer for sale this week a
number of early bargains which were
not secured in the regular way and
which are not again to be duplicated
when present lots are closed.
We have men's undershirts and draw
ers for 1 80 which ar wnrth mnra. olen
a line of colored and white merino at 25c '
A job alimitedauantitv Bcarletwr.nl 1
mixed shirts, sizes 34, 36 and 38,
which will go at 39o each.
Another lot of the "Swits Conde"
shirts and drawers, colors fawn tan
and white (not all sizes) but what we ! in many lines a saving to buyers of a
u" go ai as i eacn. least 25 per cent and in some instances
MenV unlerwear in giey. white and scarlet, in ' even more.
many grades where vou ean see a clear saving of i t hildren"a white mer'no vis's and pants begla
oo?a per cent.
A lot of Shetland and tan mixed fancy merino
half ho c. a big j ib at 20c per pair.
Expose yourself unnecessarily. ' Tha
early cool weather calls for prompt
protection. Our special rara bargains
for this week should be especially
Ladies' natural grey mixed wool
vests and pants, silk binding and silk
embroidery only 47o each for all size
Sanitary grey mixed ribbed vestslamt
pants at 50c each.
Ladies' white and grey wool jersey
ribbed vests at 75c, worth $ 1 to $ 1-25-
Ladles' all wool scarlet knit and rib
bed vests at $ 1, worth up to $ 1.50.
All price i and qualities of ladief
vests and pants on which we can show
small sizes at tOc, rising 3c each s'xe.
The natural wool grey shirts comtnenre smaS
siz'js at 14c, larger tlzes but plight advance.
A great drive in suspenders, were all the way up to 30c; this week '
your choice for 1 2c.
1712. 1714. 1716. 1718, 1720. 1722 and 1724 Second Avkhtjk.
Oak easles, something new.
Jrape tissue paper is used for all kinds
of fancy work.
Ne now bate a large stock
So. 9 drawing books.
The Fair. '
Can't mention them all. Come and seel
Watch for our
GEORGE H, KINGSBURY,
1703, 1705 Second Ave. Telephone 121C.
A fine Line in the Newest Styles, the best
Assortment Ever Shown at Lowest Prices.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDTy
1811 and 1813, Second Avenue, ROCK ISLAND.
You Can't do Without:
Dr. McKann's Celetoleil Gongh Syrnp,
The very best pr. paration made for Coughs, Colds, Bronchitis, and all lung an
CURES LIKE MAGIC !
- J Good alike for children nd adults. Two B zefl 10 and 28c.
Thomas' Celetoated Kidney and Livsp PILLS.
These pills a resist taking the place of the more expensive re me ilea f jr all kidney set
liver complaint, . . -
"V " 7" TJ r Because they are easier to take, cheaper In pr'ee and give tetter
M -1- -- -1- r suits.
Give them a trial. Tone equal them. The proprietor will forward them to any add tern f
mai', on receipt of jirlce, 25 cents a bottle. Hade only by
T. H. THOMAS.
Rock Island 111.
- Special Shoe Sale -
300 Pair Men's Shoes,
250 Pair Ladies1 Shoes
REGARDLESS OF COST
Men's Tan Colored Shoes,
Ladies' Hand Turn Shoes,
Ladies' Hand Turn Shoes,
Ladies Hand Turn Shoes,
Regular Price $3.00; reduced to f 3 M
" "&50 . 4 00; 2 75
5.00 5 50; " " 3.7
. " " 4 00; . 2W
" 8 50; "." " .., ". IAS,
" 3 00; - -' ' 2 2
3 50; j 7.
.. 460. .. . ti(
Remember there is only a limited amout of the above bargains, so come esr-
Central Shoe Store,
1818 Second Avenue.
Elm Street Store,
im Fifth Aveas