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THE AKGU8; TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1891
Read Lslej' "opening" adv.
At Loosley'g Friday and Saturday
Benjamin Whitsitt, of Pre-emption,
was in the city today.
A. J. Tinsman, of Blcooiington, ii in
the city visiting friends.
Miss Lora Ojtrom is spending a few
d&ys with friends near Orion.
Lioslcy announces an opening in
another column to which you are invited.
I. Huber and daughter, Miss Huber,
lsft last evening for California on an ex
C. H. Stoddard is very low today. He
is entirely unconscious, and it is feared
will not survive many hours.
Wanted Experienced traveling sales
man; one who is scquainted in Iowa pre'
ferred. Apply 1515 Second avenue.
W. C. Cheney, of Raral, a friend and
subscriber of The Argus since 1851, was
a welcome visitor at this office today
Nov. 83 will be the last day on which
objection to the proposed Twentieth
street improvement can be filed in the
county court.' '
Sutcliffe's Is the anlj .place where you
can depend on getting our work done
promptly., Painting, paper hanging,
decorating acd sign painting done on
The glad tidings come from Marion,
Iowa, that a 9 -pound girl has arrived to
gladden the home of Mr. and Mrs. O
M. Boyles. The little one first opened
its eyes Sunday morning.
Janm McBurney, son of Mr. and Mrs.
John McBurney, of Bowling township,
who was killed at Sacramento, Cal , yes
terday morning, leaves a wife and one
child. He formerly resided in Moline
The cut prices still continue at Sut
cliffe's. Wall paper and curtains 20 to 30
per cent lower than any other dealer in
-the city, to make room for the large
spring stock. You will do well to call
on him before purchasing ekewhere.
We cannot but mention something
about the fine window display at Frank
N. Horn's, 1515 Second avenue, and the
best part is that any of the articles are to
be given to anyone purchasing 500 cigars.
The Snest assortment of silverware we
Toe engineer at V oiks' sash and door
factory while 1 joking about the coal shed
ust in tie rear of the factory on Satur
dij evening found a quantity of hay
unJjrneiib ibe fl or, wabh it is thought
hiibJn pla-.eii there by R ck Island's
Cre bug for Cut ire convenience in bring"
ing ou'. the department.
Toe B.C. R. & X. have completed
their swi'ch in the west end and are us
ing it today for switching purposes. The
city has been enjoined from removing it;
do further difficulties we experienced..
The company propose to fight it out on
the gronnds already stated. The city on
the other hand will file a motion to dis
solve the injunction. Davenport
. Eaaba Temple was a scene of revelry
again last night, when a large number of
candidates were initiated into the mys
teries of the order. About 75 Nobles
participated in the fun, and at midnight
the camel was tethered and the company
adjourned to the Kimball house to sit
down to a 10-course banquet which was
followed ' by toasts and responses and a
general good time. Davenport Demo
The annual fair of St. Mary's Catholic
church which opened at Turner ball on
last Friday evening.' is drawing large
crowds acd it is thought will prove one
of the most successful ever given. A
number of handsome booths are dis
tributed throughout the hall and all are
doing a thriving business. B'.euer's
orchestra furnishes excellent music and
everything combines to make the fair
A large number were present at the
organ recital given at" the Broadway
Presbvterian church last evening. A
fine programme was presented con
sisting of organ . solos by Mies
Henry, Prof. S. ,T;.Bowlby and Mr.
Churchill, besides a number of vocal solos
by Miss Margaret Dart and Dr. C- R.
McCandlesB, Miss Ella Blakesley and a
duet by Miss Dart and Mr. Blakesley.
At the conclusion of the recital the con
gregation voted to accept the organ,
which is a very fine instrument costing in
the neighborhood of f800, of which
amount $400 has already been raised.
We. would remind the property owners,
as from the number of fires, we have a
fire bug among us, that it would be to
their advantage to call at the agency of
Loocley & Knowlton who represent 20 of
the oldest and strongest fire insurance
companies in the United States. Loos
ley & Knowlton will write your insurance
at the very lowest rates consistent with
first class insurance . They also repre
sent the Metropolitan Plate Glass Insur
ance company, of New York, and will in
sure plate i;lass windows against breakage
of any kind.
On last Saturday evenin g at the resi
dence of Mrs. C. Scmid on Twentieth
street occu Ted one of the plea san test fe
cial gatherings of the season. The af-
fair was a surprise and arranged by Miss
Martha Hvesing, and given in honor of
Miss Amelia, who is ju3t entering the
spring of fiat sweetest of all sweet years
sixteen. A large number of Rock Isl
and's fair young ladies wera present.
A most pie want time was had; games of
various kinds and a sumptuous repast
were the features of the evening. I .
was quite lite when very reluctant good
byes were t aid, and all departed in jubi
lant spirits, and wishing Hiss Amelia
many happy returns of her birthday an
Adventure IVIlh a Horse Ttalf.
Dr. Hunter, of Hampton, had an ad
venture the other evening that he don't
quite understand. He had a late call out
in thecpun ry, and when between the
Jeff Davis place and Warner's crossing
he was accosted by a man on horsebact,
who wanted to swap horses a? once.
The doctor told him that he wasn't in
that kind of business, whereupon the
fellow asked him to stop a while and talk
it over. Tiie doctor didn't like the looks
of the me n and started up his horse,
when the fellow demanded a ride. The
demand wam't heeded, and with a volley
of oaths he started in hot pursuit of the
doctor, who has a good horse and soon
distanced h s pursuer. When the doctor
returned some hours later he was chased
by the same fellow in about the same
It is not known what the man's object
was, but it is generally supposed that be
had stolen the horse and was trying to
rid himself of it. Dr. Hunter, of course.
couldn't see the man plainly, bt he was
large and had a good horse.
Charles G inke, arrested last night fo
intoxication, was fined $5 in the police
court this mcrning.
Lititius Q. Twinam was assessed $25
and costs for carrying concealed weapons
this morning. He had, besides his name.
pair of brass knuckles. He was
arrested by Ci?t. Long about 9 o'clock
Aimel Jobi.son, who got gay ou Sun
day night and threw a rock into Bim
berger's window, was held to the grand
jury in bonds ol 9M. tor malicious
mischief, by Magistrate Wivill this morn
ing, in default of which he went to the
In tie Jnstlre Our m.
The replevin suit brought by. Sam
Daxon to recover a horse alleged to have
been stolen from him by Alfred Stanley,
but of which Stanley was acquitted some
time ago, cam 5 up before Justice Brown,
of Milan, this morning, William McEniry
appearing for Daxon and Mai. Beardsley
for Stanley. The justice rendered a de
cision in favor of Stanley, allowing him
to retain possession of the horse.
The damage suit of Smith vs. Sears for
damages of f 100 for shooting a dog be
longing to Mr. Smith, was concluded in
Magistrate W.viU's court yesterday after
noon, the magistrate allowing Smith 125
"Listed." a the brokers say, at "100
Doses Oae Dollar," Hood's Sarsaparilla
is alwajs a fa: r equivalent for the price.
PUT LIVING INTO A lOMB.
Illustration of Spanish
Hermosiixa, X. M., Nov. 10. A strange
discovery has been made here which
shows that a most horrible murder has
been committed at some period long past,
One of the oleest places in the town is a
large adobe house on the southern out
skirts, which is said to be the oldest
in the territory. This house was built by
the Spaniards when they first came to
this country and has been added to and
taken f rum until only a small part of the
original building remains.
A Man's Skeleton Found.
This portion was very solid as to the
walla. Finally it was determined to re
move it. As the workmen proceeded they
discovered that one part ot t be wall was
not solid, and shortly afterward they
broke into a cuvity, which contained the
skeleton ot a man. An investigation
showed that so ne man hal been chained
to the wall and left to die of hunger and
thirst. On the wall near the staple where
the chain was tttached were scratched the
words "Manud del Murillos, which is
supposed to have been the name of the
unfortunate who was left to die. There is
no possible means of determining how
long the body 1 ad been there, but it must
have been there fully 200 years.
The failure ot Kriedland & Sommerfleld,
bankers at Berlin, has precipitated
nnanclal crisis, thousands of persons
lost their all, in every rank of life. Sun
day the Berlin laanks kept open, prepared
to pay depositor a who wanted to wnb
draw. This action has quieted matters
.anded to reestablish confidence.
Used is. Millions of Hosics 40 Years tie Standard
A Mighty Good Guess. - -r
Dr. Mayo, the author of "Kaloolah,"
tells the following story: Some years ago
be was acting as surgeon on board the
United States ship of war Cyane. The ves
sel was in midoceau, when a craft in full
sail, but so low down the horizon as to be
scarcely visible with the naked eye, was
discovered. frying tc make oat the
stranger with his spyglass the captain
said: 1 -
"I wonder what that vessel can be."
Dr. Mayo, who whs one of a group of
officers about the captain, spoke up and
Oh, that's the Josiah Quincy, of Bos
The captain turned, looked at the doctor
in an astonished sort of way and then pro
ceeded once more to gaze through his spy
glass, while the others went below to the
"I say, doctor," said a senior lieutenant.
"you'll find it's a mistake to guy our com
mander. He has uo more notion of humor
than a billy goat, and he doesn't approve
Dr. Mayo only smiled, but he felt a little
nervous about it himself, for, of course, he
no more knew the name of the vessel
sighted than he did that of the man in the
An hour later the stranger was ap
proached almost within hailing distance.
She was bark rigged and evidently loaded
heavily with some kind of merchandise.
But as the Cyane passed her she went off
on a fresh tack and the captain could read
her name through his glass on her stern.
It was "Josiah Quincy, of Boston."
Great blaze!" exclaimed the aston
ished commander. Then, turning to the
doctor, he said, "How on earth could you
"Merely by the cut of her jib, sir," re
plied Dr. Mayo calmly, and be did'nt even
admit in the wardroom that his guess had
been merely the first name that came into
his mind. Since that time he has firmly
believed that nothing is too strange to be
referred to as a coincidence. Washington
Oat of Place.
The commercial room of English hotels
is devoted to that species of business man
whom we designate as "drummer," and
who in America fares with the other
guests. John Poole,' an English humor
ist of bygone days, once strolled into a
hotel at Brighton and ordered dinner. As
he was discussing his savory chop another
man entered, took his stand by the fire
and began whistling. Finally he spoke.
"Fine day, sir," said he.
"Very fine," answered Poole.
"Business pretty brisk f"
"I believe so."
"Do anything with Jones on the parade?"
Xow it so happened that Jones was the
grocer from whom Poole occasionally
bought a quarter of a pound of tea, and so
he answered :
"Good man, sir."
"Glad to hear it, sir."
"Do anything with Thompson in King
"Sorry to hear it, sir. Recommend a
course of salt baths."
The stranger looked earnestly at Poole.
advanced to the table, and said, arms
Sir, I begin to think you are a gentle
"I hope so, sir," answered Poole: "and I
hope you are the same."
"Nothing of the kind!" exclaimed, tbo
stranger. "And if you are a gentleman
what business have you here?"
He rang the bell, and when the waiter
entered exclaimed indignantly:
Here s a gentleman Turn him out!"
Poole had unwittingly settled himself in
the commercial room of the hotel. Youth's
The Maverick Bank Affair.
Boston, Nov. 10. Receiver Beal and
Comptroller Lacey have so far progressed
tn their examination of the funds of the
Maverick bank as to be able to state that
the bank is not as badly off as supposed.
The dividend will be" above 85 per cent.
There has been no juggling what
ever with the accounts and the report
snows a fair and bonest condition of
things so far as the books and accounts
are concerned. The entire troubles of
Messrs. French, Dana and Potter are con
fined to the matter of loans, and the
amount ot loss depends on the value of
John Will Let Her Goriil Time.
Newbukg, N. Y., Nov. 10. For the
third time in eight months Matthew
Depuy ha eloped with the attractive wife
of his brother, John M. Depuy. Last Fri
day the two eloped, taking with them
one child of the woman and leaving the
other for her husband to care for. This
time the deserted husband has apparently
given his faithless spouse up forever and.
has made no effort to find her.
A Well-Known A. A. I. 8. W. Man Dead.
Pittsburg, Nov. 10. James Penny, who
for eleven years has been national treas
urer of the Amalgamated Association of
Iron and Steel Workers, died at his home
in Pittsburg yesterday. The cause of his
death was blood poisoning. Mr. Penny
"was 63 years old, and was widely known
among manufacturers and iron and steel
workers throughout the country.
We are showing soma extra
good values in our underwear
Ladies' ribbed vests, sleeves
Ladies' ribbed, natural, fall
Four numbers at
that are hard to beat, I adies'
natural, plain; ladies' white,
plain; ladies' natural, ribbed;
ladies' white, ribbed.
The Itaby's Shoes.
"Talk about a pawnbroker not having
any feelings," said tiie man as he twirled a
little pair of shoes on his fingers, "why
(ben did I let that woman have fifty cents
on her baby's shoes? 1 couldn't sell 'em
for ten cents. Look there, and there."
He showed a broken place in the side of
each little red shoe that had been worn so
long they bore the exact shape of the little
"Look at these," lie continued, as he
took down a bundle from the shelves and
enedit. "All the clothes
31 It ever will have, for it's
be lock for it, poor thine."
l Jet. her have on the
not ungently o;
her child haq, j
dead more's t
"What did" Jon.
"A quarter; but they are not worth it."
"Only a quarter ou the clothes, and fifty
cents on the worn Out shoes? Why did
you give so much for them?"
"You tell 1 I don't know, only that the
woman worked on my sympathy. Said
the family hadn't eaten a square meal for
a month and the children were crying for
bread. So I gave her fifty cents for the
shoes. I always was just such a soft heart
ed fool! Yet there's folks will tell you
that pawnbrokers haven't any hearts."
Detroit Free Press.
In the earlier staaes of its use vegetable
ivory was principally known in the shape
of ornaments of various kinds. If you
will remember, some years ago it was ex
tensively handled by train men and street
fakirs, who peddled baskets full of little
trinkets made from the ivory nut. At
present practically the whole product of
the ivory nut goes into buttons.
One of the peculiar features of the ma
terial in relation to buttons is it suscep
tibility to coloring matter. It can be col
ored anything that is desired by the manu
facturers. You will notice that the artis
tic tailor makes use of this to great advan
tage in his adaptation of buttons to gar
ments. In the Scotch tweed suits of light
and mottled texture, or garments of any
color whatever where a solid button is
used, one In perfect harmony with the ma
terial may be selected. The varieties in
shape and color are almost countless. In
terview in New York Telegram.
Our Fall and Winter Over
coats will bear the closest in
spection, and the gent'eman in
the picture says he can find no
fault with them, not even with
the button holes; they are all
wool a ad as widr as you care to
have them; artistically trimmed
and in point of style and fit
they are not excelled, not even
by the merchant tailor. Our
prices are always low enough,
quality taken into considera
Snide goods we refuse to
handle at any price. It's al
ways safe to trade at the
SAM ARJJDT, Manager.
1728 Second avenue.
A Collector of Idols.
S. H. Zhan, of Lancaster, Pa., is a collec
tor of idols. Among the many heathen
gods to be seen in his collection are Aztec
idols from Mexican mounds and tombs,
many of them thousands of years old; a
Hindoo idol with real gems for eyes, ten or
fifteen Japanese and Chinese gods, includ
ing the "God of Darkness" of the last
named people. He also has Indian idols
taken from sepulchral monuments in Ari
sona, Tennessee, Kentucky and Missouri,
besides a great Indian god, made of saud
stone, fouud somewhere on the banks of
the Susquehanna river. St. Louis Repub
lic. A Colifesniou. '
' "Oh, do tell me," said Mrs. Glanders to
the tailor's wife, "what is the tailor's
"I am," replied the woman, sadly, "for
riarrj-ing Mr. Snips." Detroit Free Press.
'When Found Make a Note Of
; When the professor Btrit
the key his apt pupils wil
make a note of It with no un
certain sound. Mns'cians
would do well to make a note
of this address 1726 Second
Avenue -where is located the
musical emporium of D. Roy
CHILDREN 'a ttv
Full lin, 'EU
We have made WeBi
chases for tbis department
er than evtr. All
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Rock Island. Illinois.
THE LARGEST STOCK OF
Furniture and Carpel
IN THE THREE CITIES,
1525 and 1527
Rl FMAMM ? CAI 7MANIJ
ROUND OAK STOVES
Are tiie Best.
Why buy the imitations? for all others are only that
when you can buy the genuine
BECKWITH ROUND OAK
For nearly the same price at
Who has also a fine 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.
Manufacturer of all kinds of
-BOOTS AND 8HOES-
Gents' Fine Shoe a specialty. Repairing done neatly and promptly .
A share of your patronage respectfully solicited.
, 1818 Second Avenue, Rock Kwi
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and. Builder,
Office and Shop Comer Seventeenth Bu . . ry r. T
and Seventh Avenue, 5 IvOCK IS""
mAU kinds of carpenter work a epeclalty. Plans and estimates for all kinci of btlliW
fnrnlehed on application.
Davenport Business College,
COMPLETE IN ALL DEPARTMENTS.
FOB CATALOGUES ADDRESS t
. J. C. DUNCAN, Davenport1
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