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THE AUG US; TUESDAY! O CTOBE K 27; 1891.
At Young's Thursday.
May, the leader of low prices.
Wood brown suits at the American.
Overcoat week at 8'mon & Mosenfel
J. C. Adams, o! Chlco, in la tne
J. Silas Leat left last night for Chi
Nothing like 'em the American over
-. The American's orercoats are justly
The new shade of brown in suits at the
American. , .
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Young's trand opening of fancy gro
ceriea Thimday. ,' "
Simon & Mosenrelder will save money
' on overcoats.
Thomas Temple, of Port Byron, was
in the city today.
M. M. Bribes went to Chicago last
night on business.
Popular prices prevail six days in tbe
week at the American.
For quotations In fancy groceries see
Youngs adv. on front page.
H. F. Morrill, of St. Louts, is visiting
with friends in R jck Iiiand.
The American's overcoats need no
spscial prices; they are all right.
W. J. Foster, of Grand Rapids. Mich.,
is in the city visiting with friend).
Miss Frances Werstem, of Cnicago, is
visiting with Miss Lizzie Allann.
The only first -class fancy grocery h::nse
west of Chicago, is May's grocery.
Those box overcoats the American are
showing can't be equalled in town.
Special prices on men's and boys' over
coats this week at Simon & Mosenfelder'r .
No chestnuts with the American over
coats. They are bright, new and nob!y.
You can , get the worth of your money
a'J day six days in the week at the Amer
The nobby box overcoats, beautiful' j
made, in ten shades, at Simon & Mosens
The greatest crash in prices in fancy
groceries can be seen on first page of
D. R. Lnuderback, of the street rail
way company, returned from Chicago
No specU! sale dodges prfctised at
the American. Tueir prices are always
You can near it most anywhere.
"Bought my overcoat at tbe Ami rican
, Wanted A g'rl to do general house
work. Must come recommended. Apply
312 Fourth avenue.
Aid. B. F. Enox is confined to his
house by illness. His many friends will
hope to see him about again soon.
-Governor Fifer has refused the pardon
applied for by John E. Johnson now in
the Rock Island county jail for vagrancy.
The funeral of the late Willi nH.
Wheelan will be held from St. Joseph's
church tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock.
Take your boys to Simon & Mosen
f elder's and get them an overcoat. You
never had a chance to buy them so cheap.
Mrs. J. E KUbourn.-of Alabama, who
has been visiting at the residence of J.
F. Horn on Thirty-first street, left this
morning to visit with friends in Chicago.
There is a bad place in the pavement
at tbe intersection of Fourth avenue and
Twentieth street which ought to be re
paired before cold weather sets in.
List A pocketbook containing valua
ble papers and money with name "George
H. Ingoldsby"on book. Finder will be
liberally rewarded at Harper house.
Mr and Mrs. Louis H. Sa'zmann de
sire to express their heartfelt apprecia
tion of all the kindness and sympathy ex
tended them in their late sad bereave
John Bsx'.er, son of Charles Baxter,
formerly of this c'.ty and now of Omaha,
was killed in that city yesterdsy and it is
thought the remain! will be brought here
An individual who appeared to be in a
rather demoralized condition mentally
and physically, made a spectacle of him'
self of Market square last evening, but
tbe police evidently had no date with
The St. James hotel property Front
and Main streets, Davenport, was sold
yesterdsy by Gough B. Grant to J. H.
Wbitaker for $25,000. The house is to
be thoroughly improved in occor dance
with the most modern ideas throughout.
A union Thanksgiving service is to be
held at the " Broadway Presbyterian
church on the morning of Thanksgiving
day in which all the Evangelical churches
will participate. Tbe sermon will be
preached by Rev. T, W. Grafton of the
Christian church. .
Prospects of a settlement of the London
Clothing company's difficulty continue
to improve, the indications being that a
prominent Iowa clothier will come into
j pi.-- "s'on ci ine store na m
ocntinue to cotduet It under me oia
A noted Gypsy fortune teller is stop
ping at 229 Sixteenth street, corner
Third avenue. Mrs. Boswell will tell
your past, present and future, all by the
hand. At home from 9 a. m. to 9 p. m.
every day. All told by palmistry. Sat
is f action guaranteed or money returned.
Albert Redmond bad John Ittmer ar
rested this morning for assault. Justice
Cooke heard the case and fiDcd Ittner S3
and costs and fine was suspended. Itt
ner thereupon swore out a warrant against
Rtdmond for using abusive language-
calling him a hungry wolf. Redmond
was fined 3 and costs and fine suspended.
Both men work at the loner saw mill.
Mcj J. M. Beardsley attended a very
interesting suit at Preemption yesterday.
It pertained to the age of John .Arm-
t tiong. a boy who claimed to be 22, while
James Carver claimed that be was but 20,
tbe actual fact being necessary as affect
tag a claim Carver holds on a garnish
nent. Bibles and school registers were ex
amined, and the justice finally adjourned
on til Wednesday next when a decision
ill be given.
The regular monthly meeting of tbe
pjhlic library board occurred last evening
tie following members being present: J.
W. Welch. C. W. Foss. J. Kohn, J. H.
Southwell W. Johnson. Thomas Smart
ard C J. Larkin. Considerable routine
bt sinew was transacted and a report from
ths committee on rooms was received and
ths committee extended further time to
co nplete the arrangements, after which
thn meeting adjourned. It is thought
tbst the library will be open again in
about three weeks.
J F. Lardner, of Chicago, has been
oted secretary and treasurer of. the
Davenport & Rock Island railway com
pany, succeeding George H. Hulbert, and
will at once move his family to the tri-
citits. Mr. Lardner has been for a num
ber of years chief accountant for the Cen
tral Union Telephone company and is not
only fully competent and qualified for his
new position, but he is possessed of a genial,
sooi.l disposition and will bs a valuable
acquisition to the business circles of the
tri c lies.
A Telegraphic Blunder.
'I was a victim yesterday," said a Wall
street man, "of inefficient telegraph opera
tors. Because of their blunders my wife
waa iingry at me for the first time, and I
conic n't blame her. I sent her a telegram
in th s afternoon telling her I was going to
dine with a friend. It waa 2 o'clock when
I got home. My wife met me at the door.
I saw at once that something waa np. She
handed me a telegram and asked in a chil
ly sort ox way, "What is the meaning of
"I nald, 'Why, my dear, what's wronef
That .a probably the message I sent you.'
" It la?' she answered. 'Please ex
I riad It. To my astonishment it said.
Shall dine with Kitty Smith, an old gal of
mine, who has just returned from Europe.
W 111 te late. Don't wait for me.'
4 'I wouldn't wait for the best man that
ever lived,' said my wife, and she began to
'I realized at once what had happened.
and I laughed, I couldn't help it.
"'Why,' I said, this message has been
botcheL I wrote no snch stuff as that.'
' 'What did yon write then!" she asked.
Then I told her that what I had really
written was: 'Shall dine with Billy Smith,
an old pal of mine, who has just returned
from Europe. Will be late. Don't wait
for me.' Those infernal operators bad
butchered it. My wife was satisfied;' but
after tils I shall endeavor to write plainer,
and I shall certainly avoid the use or slang
woros. .New lck Herald.
From now until the holidays I offer
special terms to those joining my class in
China i ainting. Instructions in oil and
water colors at reasonable terms. Studio
1414 Ttlrd avenue. Jessie F. Perrine.
i SIDE TALK.
The Council Has a Lively Session
Over the New rumps.
The Contract Let to the Holly t'ssn
pany After mm Aalanatrd IH.
cbsmIoo - Wre Actloa.
May the leader of low prices.
'8 pes king of coughing," says Mrs.
Partington, "some will cough till their
face ge'n bla:k and blue and never think
of buying a bottle Dr. Bull's Cough
Call on E B. McKown for bard wood
and soft cot,!. Telephone 1.193.
May, tbe leader of low prices.
A DKIAM Or HaFFIHIH
Hay bs followed by a morning of "La Grippe."
Easily, an 1 why? Because the displacement of
corerin li bed, a neglected draught from a partly
c!o-ed wis low. an open transom connected with
a windy entry in a hotel, may convey to your nos
trils and loans the death-dealing blait. Terrible
and swift a re the inroads made dt this new des
troyer. T le medicated akobollc principle In
Hostetter's Stomach Bitters will check tbe dire
complaint. A persistence in this preventive of its
farther development will absolutely checkmate
the dangerous milady. TJnmedicated alcoholic
stimulants are of little or no value. Tbe Just me
dium is the Sitters. Noleaeemcacloosisitincases
of malaria, hiilloosness. constipation, rheumatism.
dyspepsia iind kidney trouble. Tbe weak are
usuaiiv mow opon wnon disease rattens nrst.
Invigorate with the Bitters.
Used la Millions of Homes 40 Years the) Standard.
The Rock Island council has let the
contract for the new water works pump
to the Holly Manufacturing company, of
Lock port, a. Y. Tbe pump is to be a
high duty Gaskill pump and is to cost tbe
city 2l 000. tbe Holly people also taking
the old pump off tbe city's hands at
The council devoted its entire adjourned
session last evening to the subject of tbe
pump contract. The committee to whom
the bids, etc., were referred at the last
meeting, reported through Aid. Ken
nedy in favor of a high duty pump and
recomn ended that the Holly pump te
Aid. Huesing and Evans vigorously
protested against the committee's report
being read, but the council ruled other
wise and then the same two aldermen
opposed accepting it and it was. upon
their motion laid over under the law.
Tbe council after further heated con
troversy adjourned for an hour. Oa re
assembling the representatives of tbe var
ious manufactories were invited to ad.
dre s the council. Mr. Howard, of the
Dean pump, spoke first, and said some
unwife things and was called down. Mr
Sornborger, of the Gordon followed with
a short and gentlemanly address in sup
port of his pump, and Mr. Linneer spoke
last in behhlf of the Holly.
A motion to adopt the Ilolly high duty
pump met with stern protest on the part
of Aid. Huesing, who raised numerous
points of law on which the city attorney
was called upon to pass. The council final
ly adopted the Holly pump.ani tbe mayor,
city clerk, city attorney and superintend
ent of waterworks were authorized to
sign the contract, Mr. Huesing ws in
dignant, claiming that the committee to
whom the matter was referred had not
been treated fairly by the council taking
it out of its hands, and that the commit- j
tee had not had sufficient time or oppor
tunity to prepare an intelligent report, to !
figure cost to a . commercial basis. He
swore that he would have yengeance in
the form of an injunction.
The Arous desires to commend tbe
council for tbe course taken. While
realizing the imparlance of action in a
matter involvine such an outlay of
money, it does not believe that anything
would have been gained by further delay,
as the majority of the alderman were
convinced as to their preference. The
Abgus does not feel competent to judge
of the merits of tbe different pumps in
the competition, and it would not feel
disposed to influence the council if it
It is the province of the aldermen to
decide, the aldermen hve hid opportu
nity to poet themselves thoroughly, and
they have done it, there is no doubt.
Without casting a word of nfljetion on
any of the other pumps The Argus is
glai the Holly pump has been adopted
and that the matter is settled.
R. H. Dalzell, representing the Gordon
Pump company, left for his home in
Chicago at noon today. Mr. Dalzell, who
with his associate, Mr. Sornborger, has
been in the city fo- a week, has made
many friends while here. Both are pol
ished gentlemen, and because the Gordon
has failed to secure the contract from the
city of Rock Island is no fault of its rep
resentatives, Messrs. Da.' z all and Sorn
borger, who have worked faithfully and
consistently, but the Hilly machine
seemed to be the favorite from the first.
May, the leader of low prces. .
Rvalue; Flowers forPerlamesv
Farms to tise flowers upon are plenty
enough in the United States. Blossoms
for perfumes are of the simplest possible
varieties, and the rearing of them requires
no exceptional skill. Tbe French culti
vators eschew all fancy varieties m this
sort of work. Their violets are of the
single kind; their roses are of the common
pink sort, such as grow about farmhouses
in the rural districts of this country; their
tuberoses and white jasemines are of the
They find the plain ones best for the pur
pose, because they have the sweetest smell
and most of it. In "adorning the rose"
horticulturists have let go some of its de
lightful odor, and a portion of its perfume
has been withdrawn from the violot in
cidentally to the process of "doubling" its
Tbe variety needed is not large. Jon
quils, violets and mignonette mature in
February, March and April. In May and
June roses and orange blossoms, with
thyme and rosemary, are gathered. Jas
mines and tuberoses come along in July
and AugUBt, lavender and spikenard in
September and acadia in October and No
vember. Tbe harvest time lasts for nine
months in the year, during which, in
France, buyers go about in wagons from
plantation to plantation purchasing crops
at whatever may be the current rates.
Rosea, of course, are the most Important
product, and after they have been picked
tbe bushes are cut down nearly to tbe
ground in order to keep their vigor from
going to leaves and to preserve it for next
season's blossoms. All flowers are gathered
as early in the morning as possible, so as
ttrbave them as fresh and as strong of per
fume as may be. Tbe thyme and rosemary
are raised mostly by farmers in other lines
of agricultural industry, who usually pos
sess the simple apparatus necessary for dis
tilling the plants. Such essences as they
produce are of an inferior sort and are
utilized chiefly to adulterate the better
kinds. Washington Star.
Lemon ice cream at Krell & Math's.
Literally steamed alive. ,
A Han Accidentally Locked . Vp ' in a
Boston, Oct. 87. Yesterday James E.
Graves, aged 60, an employe of the Stand.
ard Stave Cooperage company, East Bos
ton, entered the steambox, a closet 8 by 14
feet in dimension, and was locked In by a
man who did not know he was there. The
steam waa then turned on. Graves cries
for help could not be heard outside. For
about ten minutes be suffered terrible
agony, then a fellow-workman opened the
door to get some staves and Uravea fell
Into his arms. It was found that hU
breast and arms were horribly scalded so
that in some places the flesh was falling
oft. He was taken to the city hospital,
where it is said be cannot live.
Mas m Pocketlall or llrittsh Gold.
St. PAUL, Oct. 27. George N. Sims, of
the Lombard Trust company, of London
and New York, says that he has f3,MX.000
of British capital which' he has been in
structed to invest in property in the north
west, especially in property on the Paget
iound, and that he intends to invest
much money in Everett and other seaport
towns in the belief that the Panama caLal
will be completed wilbin a few years.
Union Hostility to the Fair.
Chicago, Oct. 27. Hostility to the
World's fair management has been re
vived in some of the trades unions of this
sity, and It is now proposed on the part of
the unions to carry the war against the
fair to the house of representatives, and
defeat. If possible, any further appio
priations from that source. They aay
that union men cannot get work at tbe
Fastest Three Heats Ever Hade.
Columbia. Tenn , Oct. 27. Direct mat's
She fastest three heats on record yesU r
day in his match race with Hal Poiuter
winning 13,000. The Tennesseeana bet th. lr
pile on Pointer, but Direct showed his su
periority, exi-ily wiuuiag the three heats
straight. The timj was 2.-09, 2:08, and
The Weather We May Expect.
Washington, Oct 17. The following ate
the weather inlicatlons (or twenty-four hou'S
from 8 p. m. yesterday: For Wisconsin
Fair weather till tomorrow; coldur, exce: t
stationary te-.nper&ture in extreme northern
portion; northerly winds. For Iowa Feir
weather till tomorrow; colder; northerly
winds. For Upper Michigan Light rain or
snow; slhihily cooler: northwesterly galea
For Lower UichiKan Rain In eastern, lltbt
rain in western lor t ion; northwesterly gales.
For Illinois Fair weather till tomorrow:
much colder; northerly winds. For Indiana
rulr weather today and tomorrow; much
eolder; northwesterly gales.
Willidin Hlakeney's Misfortune.
William Blakeney was a shuttle maker
by trade, but a pilgrim by profession. He
dressed for the part with long hair, long
gown and bare feet. He loitered about in
places where men resorted taverns and
such and there entertained all comers
with travelers' tales. He bad been every
where, this pious and adventurous pil
grim. He had seen Seville, city of sacred
relics; Koine, the abode of bis holiness tbe
pope; be had even seen t he pope himself .
He bad beeu to the Holy Iand and stood
within the very sepulcher of our Lord.
And what with the strange creatures he
bad met wit h in those far off lands, and
the men and women among whom be had
sojourned, and the things be could tell
you, and tbe things which he postponed
till the next time, the story would fill vol
umes, ror six years he lived in great
comfort, eating and drinking of the best,
always at the expense of bis hearers. This
man must have been an uneuualed story
teller. Six years of invention ever fresh
and newl Then be was found out be had
never made a pilgrimage in his life. He
bad never been out of sight of the London
So he stood in pillory this poor novelist.
who would in these days have commanded
so much respect and such solid rewards-
he stood in pillory, with a whetstone round
his neck, as if he had been a common liarl
And then be had to go back to the dull
monotony of shuttle making, and that in
silence, with nobody to believe him any
more. ell, be shortly afterward died, I
am convinced, of suppressed fiction. Wal
ter Besant in Harper's.
A Remarkable Whistler.
Winks Harkl That's the most remark
able whistler I ever heard in my life.
Minks What Is there remarkable
about it f
Winks Why the whistler knows tbe
tnne he Is whistling. Good News.
Beltrium has a nonnlnf Ion nf R nan run
Kansas a noDQlatlon of 1 427 OQrt m. aha u
so large that seven countries the size of
rielgium could be laid down within ti
border, and vet aha vnnH hat-a Ann non
square miles of unoccupied territory left
'When Fojij Mike aNoIeOL'
- When the professor itrikes
the key hia apt pupils will
make a note of it with no un-
certain sound. Mns'c'ans
would do well to make a note
of this address 176 Second
Avenue -where is locate! the
musical emporium of D. Roy
c fl NTIRE B
Choice new goods on sale on
Camel's Hair Spots.
Camel's Hair Stripes, etc.
We are rlmn .
Want to move
Can't we U
PKa-ed to show and fit
on those days. x
Call and examine
Bock Islnud. Illinois
THE LARGEST STOCK OF
Furniture and Carp
IN THE THREE CITIES,
1525 and 1527
124, 126 and 128
CLEMANN & SMimm
ROUND OAK STOVES
Are tlie Best.
Why buy the imitations? for all ethers are only that
when you cai bay the genuine
BECKWITH ROUND OAK
For nearly the same price at
John T. Noftsker'
Who has also a fin line of WOOD MANTLES, HEARTHS,
GRATES, ETC. Sole agent for the celebrated
ACORN AND ALADDEN STOVES AND RANGES,
Cor. Twentieth Street and Third Ave.
113 and 115 Brady Street,
ROOMS 50c to $1.00 Per Day. .
Xtnofmctorer of all kinds of
-BOOTS AND SHOES-
Gents' Fine Shoe specialty. Repairing done nest!j and prompt!? .
a snare or your patronage rospsctrnuj solicited. , ...in
1618 Second Avenue. Ko.k IunA
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder
Office and Shop Comer Seventeenth Bt . . Pork Isl&H
anil HAVAtlth tlanna I
aTAll kinds of carpenter work a specialty. Plans and estimates for ali ktsdi f tra1
fnralaaea on application.
Q)avenport Business College
COMPLETE IN ATT. DEPARTMENTS.
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