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THE : ARQTJB, THUK3DAY, OQTOltE It 22, 1891.
IS IT INCENDIARISM !
The Recent Fires Cans
Last KLln'a Alar Ms an ik Cm-
Kx.eel:eas Wark or the Ie
. i rosnlta When
p-sis taken; it is pleasant
iM :. .. ... t,o t.i?te. and acU
3"u .linnla mills, head-
EU o f Fiea is the
y kind ever pro-
J to the stomach, prompt m
on and trmj i."v..
snared only irom the most
T ami aji"-"" u. " r
, lleut qualities commend it
jnd cave uiauo ww.
,0 cf Figs is for sale m 50c
Domes uj " " . i?
U have it on hacd will pro-
I 7r nv nnA nA
I t prouir'",7 " ,
L id try it. Do not accept any
LfflMf SYRUP CO.
fr and Second-hand.
i.rTit'lf". Sitrhels. Strap.
Stsktts, Pi-noil Boxes, Ru'ers, and
every thing ncceesiry for school.
inn name" chmentary geography for
jri 15 ccnta.
Ie-'ttnililfte geography for Gnyot's inter-
nl 40 cents.
N... ! ariitmitic for Fetter's primary
ran ve money by getting yonr school
1717 Second Avenue.
J. E. REIDY,
p fiit id roan apes property on commifls-
a iirve nm or cn j prop-r.y always on nana
fcieitfor hree flrit-clas Fir Insurance
lob: anit-p, and ine American i anslty
tedliikmnity Company, of Bal
timore, 3l d.
3 Second Avenue.
Hoppe's Tailor Shop.
Tfcis Space is Reserved for
Bros., & Schreiner.
Is there a fire bug at work in Rock Isl
The recent aeries of Area and the cir
cum9tances attending the same give rise
to suspicions that such may be the case.
The alaim at 10 o'clock last night called
the cepartment to the Rock Island &
Peoria building at the foot of Twentieth
street. Smoke had been seen issuing
from -.he basement on the north side of
the t.uilding. The hook and ladder
company and the Central hose company
responded in splendid time, being out and
at the scene of the fire in three minutes
from the time the alarm was sounded.
The books especially awakened much ad
miration by the manner in which they got
out, the horses going up Seccnd avenue
ike a pair of grey hounds, while
the hose team was not at all
tlow. The Franklins and Gilpins also
responded promptly. The fire was
quick' y located and promptly and quietly
aubdued without damage worth noticing,
and the department retired, only to be
called an hour later to the lower R. I. &
P. Tarda between Twelfth and Thirteenth
where a furniture car was on fire. It was
empty, and as the firemen had to stretch
their hose under five trains of cara to
reach it, it was destroyed, the trucks be
ing al )ne saved. The car was No. 1,044,
and tbe loss is about $700.
The peculiar location of the fire at the
Peoriu building, and alto the mys'.etj
surrounding the box car Are, taken to
gether with the origin of the Monday
night's fire, make the suspicions of incen
diarisin quite ylausible, and it is not un
likely that there is a fire bug at wcrk in
Rock Island. If bU object is to see how
tbe tew department turns out he ought
to be satisfied now.
The fiie in the lower Ptoria yards was
discovered by Engineer Fred Burner, of
engine 14, who gave the first alarm.
The Franklin's broke a wheel at Ninth
street and St cond avenue on their way to
the firit fire and were obliged to stop for
re pair j, but they cot there just tbe same
The smolherioe ashes of Monday
nigbt's fire burat into fl imps again this
morning and a still alarm was given,
The Gilpins responded and put an end
to the dying embers.
The city ought to be districted acd the
Gilpins respond to no alarms below Fit
teenth and tbe Franklins none above
Twentieth. Tbe paid companies should
answer all alarms, and the two volun
leers all between Twentieth acd Fit
Tbe police patrol wagon has been dis'
tingnit bed by its non-sppearance at the
late fires. The patrol wagon is expecterl
to get out with the first fire company, and
should carry a rope to stretch about the
burning building, and keep out all who
have no business within tbe enclosure.
Ike B:rer(alUa aktwa the rrojert
1. the Evanaville Wawrway Ca
veat loa Properly Rrs-ated. '
The St. Paul Pioneer Press endeavors
to belittle the work done at the recent
waterw ays convention at Evansville, Ind.,
because less attention was paid to tbe
lakes taan to the rivers. It speaks of the
Hennepin canal project as a deecredi table
and worthless job, also the blasting out
of a channel between Fort Snelling and
To tiis the Dubuque Times adds:
Its otiection to the latter project is
i , j : : . - : i 1 i ....
easily t xpiaiocu, id iw jmuueij ui its kf iu
nrt nmifr sinter citv. But whv it should
opposo the Hennepin canal is not appar-.
eDl. 1 nis project is rcgarueu uj iuc pi
pie of tbe Mississippi Valley as one
nf the highest importance. as it
will connect the Mississippi river direct
lir with thr creat lakes, and assist
very materially in building up all of tbe
river towns, inciuaing at. raui. ine
Pioneer Press scores tbe convention for
not taking more interest in tbe improve
ment of navigation . on the lakes. We
are not aware that mucn lcnproyemeDi is
thrM crreat hiehwavs. How
ever the P. P. picks out an obstructed
channel between Lake superior ana bate
Michig in, which obstruction was caused
h tUc ainklnir nf a craft on the St.
George Flats. Aa this accident could not
have m en loraeen oy ine memoera oi me
inn wa fail to aee whv tbev should
be blamed for not taking cognizance of
if rrtinlv the Pioneer Press ought
to be an much interested in the improve
ment of tbe rivers as or ine laaea. mat
is what interests the people down this
way. And the very thing ue ds. x am
mnt dpcriea is the verv
thine we wish to aee pushed
througt namely, the Hennepin canal,
Blaaa tha Child!
The Family Doctor Aa for your little
boy, I find that he la sunenng irom
nnU ti ifl nmmHoTl-
Fond . Mother Of course it must be
that k-nd, doctor. Everything auout
him is just as cute as it can be. Pitta-
burg B llletin.
Ska I.iked It. Too.
um... 3a rTiA thinff I like about a worn
Name Ext-aire Impr.vraaeata t. Be
Hae b the Praplea' JUtrhi aa Vael
Coaspaar. ' '
Tne People's Light & Fuel company, is
about to make some important improve
ments at the DOwer station in Molina.
Tne Mtssrs.Odvis have reoently closed
contract witaUbeTliouison-Hnuaion oooa-
pany, of Chicago, for a 150horse power
generator for furnishing power to con -Burners.
The great objection that has al
ways been brought against electric power,
the RepubIicanJournal says, is its unre
liability, but there is no reason why a re
liable electric motor cannot be run in Mo-
line as well aa tU. where. To this end
S. S Davis has been looking up seme ma
chinery for producing this much desired '
result. In this generator be has what is
pronounced by tbe best judges the best
machine in the world. It is a more ex
peneii e one too, than anything heretofore
introduced in this locality.
Tbe Thomson-Houston company
agr.es to have the machine in place by
tbe middle of November, and also guar
antees to enough consumers to use all
the power it can produce. Those having
old electric motors will doubtless have to
put in new ones of the Thomson-Houston
kind. The power, it is said, will be ab
solutely .sure, and if one motor should
break tbe accident will not effect any of
the others on the circuit.
On Saturday evening of this week Miss
Kate Claxton will present at Harper's
theatre her play, "The Two Orphans.'
Kate Clexton has, wiWf her usual discern
met:, scoured an c-;t'.lent supporting
company for the representation of D'En-
nery s tamcus "Two Orpuana," so well
fitted together that a weak place is not
evident in any part of the construction.
The stage setting presents a series of
beautiful pictures and social scenes that
draw spontaneous applause from the
audience upon the rise of the curtain. In
it: U'jrc is a c-lir:- . !tLCLrib:c
scenes in ail the ulterior surroundings.
What is claimed to be the most thril
ling sensational scene ever witnessed on
tbe stage will be seen in "Birds of a
Feather" at the Burtis, Davenport, next
Monday night. A young girl walks
across a telegraph wire at a perilous
height above the sUge, and rescues a man
from a burning cotton warehouse. An
other realistic feature will be a real collon
gin in full operation.
Manager Montrose announces that on
Monday night, Oct. 26, he will present
the star and comedy, who has made all
America laugh. The star is Thomas E.
Murray, and the comedy is "Our- Irish
Visitors.' No one doubts that Thomas
E. Murray is the most popular Irish
comedian on the stage of tbe day and a
great deal of interest is manifested over
Mr. Murray's revival of his first success,
that has made him more money and more
friends than any comedy ever presented.
Officer Carlson found a key, evidently
to a business heuse.on his beat last night
and the owner may have aame by proving
property and paying costs.
Edward Case of Port Byron, was re
ceived at tbe county jail last night on a
mittimus from Justice Albrecht of that
place, by whom Case was sentenced to
one year in the county jail for assaulting
his father who is in the neighborhood of
70 years of age, with a chair. Case was
sent up from here for burglary in 1886
and served two years in Joliet.
The families of P. I. J. Fennell and
Daniel Kane have been at outs for some
years, and trouble long brewing culmins
ated yesterday in Mr. Fennell having Mr.
Kane and his entire family arrested for
misdemeanor. The coe-. was called be
fore Justice Cooke and a change of venue
taken to Justice Hawes, by whom Mr.
Kane was fined f 5 and costs.
A a Caae.
Annie Wagner, adopted daughter of
John Miatorf, of Moline, ia 14 years of
age. On Monday she gave birth to a
child, and she is now lying seriously ill
at her home. She ia reticent as to the
fathtrhood of the child, bnt whether
with reason or not suspicion, the Dis
patch says, points toward Mr. Mistorf.
It is said that Mrs. Mistorf told the girl
that she should have drowned herself.
Annie has two brother, John and Henry,
who are determined to send their sister's
betrayer, whoever be be, to tbe peniteno
tiary. On account of tbe girl's tender
age, this is a penitentiary offense.
B. Birkenfeld offers tor sale his entire
stock of books, stationery, confectionery
and toys, ice cream parlors and fixtures
complete. Also his property for aale or
rent for any number of years to fault
The Mississippi Valley Insurance
Company to Ketire.
tiata Oat aft he Sataal Baalnee aaa
-. laie a Miaek t'ampaay -The
Capital (Mack. Gee.
jOn tbe 31st of the present month the
Mississippi Valley Manufacturers' Mu
tual Insurance company retires from bus
iness and will be superseded by the North
western Fire Insurance company of Rock
Island. The capital stock of the new
company is to be $100,000 and tfie pres
ent share holders in tbe Mississippi Valley
company will control most of tbe stock,
considerable having been already sub
scribed. The c faces will remain in tbe
preeent suite of rooms in Masonic temple
and Mr. Ferguson will remain as secre
tary of "the new company. Tbe North
western Mutual Insurance company, in
which many of the share-holders of the
Mississippi Valley are interested, will con
tinue and of which Mr. Feremon is also
secretary, will continue to do business at
the old stand.
Tbe policies of the Mississippi Valley
company have been called in on Sis', ulu,
and all will be settled in full, and a 1
other obligations met. The Mississipi i
company is in no way financially tmbar
rtssed. It has ass ts abundantly suffi
cient to meet all obligations and more.
But this has been a bad year on mutual
companies a very unfortunate year
and the time of tbe year when, for some
reason most lofgea occur, is approaching.
The Mississippi thinks it is tbe best
poi?cj to su-pend while its record is good,
and hence the step
The Mississippi Valley company was
Organized June 10, 1880, and W. B Fer
guson has been secretary since its incor
porstion. Tbe present president is J. 8.
Eeator, of Moline, H. A. Ainsworth, of
Moline, being president of the Northwestern.
vb"e 2in; thst ttc old cempf.ny
should dissolve, it ia gratifying to know
that one equally as good is to U.ke its
place, and that Rock Island is to retain
the principal office.
It is very poor economy to endeavor
to relieve a cold by neglecting it, wben a
25 cent bottle of Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup
wui cure it at opec.
Call on E. B. McKown for bard wood
and soft cot.1.. Telephone 1. 188.
A DRKAM OF HAPPINESS
May;be followed by a morning of "La Grippe."
Easily, and why? Because the displacement of
corerin in bed, a neglected draught from a partly
cio ed window, an open transom conne' ted with
a wlndv entry in a hou-l. may convcv to vonr nos
trils and lunss the death-deaiing blait. Terrible
and swift are the inroads maae by this new des
troyer. The medicated al. oUollc principle in
Hosteller's etomach B. Iters will checK the dire
cojnDlaint. A nersistence in this nreventive of its
further development will absolntely checkmate
nre- nsnerou? m -lady, unmedlcatcd alcoholic
stiron taut are of little or no ralne. The lust me
dium is the Bitters. No less efflc-c ions is it in cases
of malaria, biillo :sness, constipation, rheumatism,
dspepsia and kidney trouble. The weak are
nsualir those upon who it disease fastens first.
invigorate wiiu tne timers.
BSOMLBT At the resld-nce of George A.
Bromley, 1509 Second avenne, at 9 p. m. Oct.. 31,
1:91, Minnie Bromlty, aged IS years, 10 months
and 19 days. Funeral Irom the First Baptist
caurca at iu a. m. r naay, ucu, as.
. . Tour sight.
- 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 the
beat substitute for sunlight to be had.
Perhaps electricity may some day dis
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 comes nearest to rilling
. I have both kinds those made to
sell, and those to do service.
G. M. Looslit.
CHIKA, CLASS AKO T.AXPS,
1804 Second Avenue,
ibe for Stock
In the Second series of the
Home Building and Loan Asso
ciation, of Rock Island.
A safer and better investment
than Government Bonds, be
cause the loans are made only
upon established values and it
pays more than three times as
much interest besides the
amount invested and the profits
can be withdrawn at any time.
Money loaned at lowest rates.
, B. A. DONALDSON, Secretary.
Omci, Booms 1,4,8 and ( Masonic Temple,
Highest of all in Leavening Power. IT. S. GoVt Rrport, Aug. 17, 1889.
a 136 mi m ?
Tinware And Housk Ftjbnishing Goods.
1613 SECOND AVENUE.
CLEARma SALE OF PICTURES.
On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will occur our r
annual clearing sale of engravings, etchings
and water colors. For
THREE DAYS ONLY:
Will place on sale our entire stock of above pictures at
25 per cent discount It will pay you to anticipate your
holiday wants in this line and p!ac your ordr with us '
during this sale,
WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.
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. McKann's CeleliratBil Comli Syrt
The very best preparation made for Coughs. Colds, Bronchitis, and 11 lone and .
CURES LIKE MAGIC !
Good alike for children and adults. Two sixes 10 and 25c
Thomas' Celekted Kidney and Liver PILLS.
These pill, are.f ist taking the .place of the more expensive remedies for all kldo.y and
"2" JJ"Y"'f Becanse they are easier to take, cheaper in pr'ee and gire setter
Give them a trial. None equal them. The proprietor will forward them to any address by
mail, on receipt of price, 25 cent, a bottle. Vsdeonlybv
T. H. THOMAS,
Bock Island III. .
CLOSING OUT SALE
BOOTS and SHOES
At Elm Street Shoe Store.
I will sell at cost my Boots, Shoes, Rubbers, Gloves and
Mittens at my Elm Street Shoe Store.
This sale will last ten days only, as I will vacate store
Nov. 2. Come early and get bargains.
2829 Fifth Avenue.
an," he said, as they were strolling in the
"An arm." be aaid, as he slid his
around her waist. xew or