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THE- AKGUS; THU1IS0AY, JSOViiMBER 12, 1891.
. See Locale "opening" ad.
Celery and oyster at Browser's.
C. H. Dfckinaon, of Aifrora, U visiting
friendt in the city.
Great bargains at the London.
Nice chickens and turkeys at Brown
er's. "" " .
C .pt. II. C. Cleveland left for Si. Paul
last night on business.
Nice Michigtn and New York apples
by the barrel at Browner'.
A. H" Parsons, of Iadianapoiis, Ind.,
is in the city on a visit to friends.
. . , The slight atmospheric change made
the coal and stove men smile this morn.
Wonderful low prices at the London.
Mr. Had ley. of Chicago, is spending
the day in the city with his friend, J. S.
The Verne Swatn will make her last
. trip up on Stturday after which the will
go into winter quarters.
H. F. Cordes and wife rfjoiceinthe
arrival of a bright little girl at their home
on Seventeenth street.
Goods slaughtered at tha London.
' The Rock Island Citizens' Improve
ment association meets in regular month
ly session at the rooms in Mitchell &
Lycde's block this evening.
Goods almost at your own figures at
W. A. Grannisot this city, abrakem&n
on the Barlington, had a thumb badly
mashed while coupling cars inMoline
A fisher and trapper who has floated
down Rock river from the wilds of Wis
consin, was in the city today with a pret
ty good showing for his adventures.
A beautiful tile entrance, properly let-
- tercd, has been laid in connection with
the magnificent new front L. S. McCabe
has put in his main store on Second, ave
nue. "The Hustler," a farce comedy of more
than ordinary merit, will be presented at
the Burtis opera house on Saturday eve
ning, with Mies Mollie Thompson in the
leading soubrette role.
Edward S Bartlett. a popular Moline
young man, and member of Company F,
died Tuesday night, aged 20 years. The
funeral occurs tomorrow afternosn un
der the vjspices of Company F.
Goods not so'd but given away at the
The "oreniDg" at Looelej's china store
is suppoH-d in begin at 10 a. m.Friday,
and at that tioe the curtains will be drop
ped and the store lighted so that the
stock will show as you see suci articles at
- home by lamp light.
Goods almost at your own figures at
The little red crabs you ured to find in
canned or bulk oysters are net there now.
They have become fashionable in the east
and are worth $3 a quart. Regrets that
you turned np your nose at them are un
C. F. Fleming 'starts tonight on his
return to his home at San Jose, Cal. His
many Rock Island friends will regret that j
in the future his visits to Rock Island will
not be as frequent and his stop's as long
as they have been In the past few years.
Goods not sold but given . away at the
London. . c. ,
The marriage of Miss Agnes Mc dure
to Milton Hurley, of Chicago, is an
nounced to take place at the "home of the
bride on Fifth avenue, Thursday evening.
Dec. 10, at 7:39 o'clock. Mr. Hurley is a
conductor on the C, R. I. & P. road.
Some the base ball enthusiasts are.
- talking of organising an Inter-County
leaeue, including fienry and Rock Island
counties. The players are to be selected
' strictly and only from the counties, all
professionals, or men who ever , played
baQ for pay to be barred. It seems that
an arrangement of this kind onght to af
ford gome Coo sport, and be generally
interesting and satisfactory. This is a
good time of year to talk the matter up.
Go to the London before the stock is
broken. ' .
Blessed is the man that bath his winter
coal io tke receptacle provided thereunto
and hath paid for the same in goodly
shekels. He shall sit by the fire and
toast his shins with joyful countenance
while the tempest howleth without and
the mercury i sinketb, lo, many degrees
J. H. Lmehan, state aeent for the
Home insurance company, is in the city
to adjust the claims tttld by the board ' of
education for the loss of No. 6. II s also
has the authority to act tori all the other
companies interested the Hartford,
Springfield, Insurance company of,North
America and the AetBa.-- ' " '
One of the most brilliant events of the
amusement year will transpire at Harper's
theatre next Tuesday iveiiig the occa
sion being the appearance of the famous
Used, ia Millions of Homes
comedy orgs sizition, 'known as Russell's
comedians, in . the presentation of the
most remark ibly successful, and univer
sally conctdod moat numerous of all far
cical plays known to the annals of the
western stae . 'The City Directory."
The tepnb icans of Moline held a meet
ing at the ro jms of the Business Men's
association in that city Tuesday night to
discues the q lestion of organizing a re
publican leas ue . Su per visor R. A. Smith
was made leupor&ry chairman and Col.
Hjalma Kobler, ounty clerk, was in
structed to confer with the bosses of the
state league i s to the feasibility of affect
ing an organization. It's too bad tint
Boss Wells doesn't live in Moline so that
be could havt: his mouth in that pie, but
he'll probably ring himself in, notwith
standing. Boys' and children's suits almost at
your own figures at the London.
The Union makes a weak and whining
attempt to excuse its position in admit
ting to its columns the irresponsible and
cowardly attack on Supt. of Waterworks
Murrin and ti e city council and signed by
"B." At the last moment it attempts to
pat Supt. Mutrin on the back by statins
that he would make a better superinten
dent by fl iehl lg out the private sewer at
The A hods o lice. This suggestion may
be intended an a compliment to Mr. Mur
rin, but he is not apt to take it so. Ue is
cot in the sewer business. At least when
Tub Argus h is any of that kind of wotk
to do it will send either to the city scav
engers office c r the Union offl.
Boys' and children's suits almost at
your own flgu-es at the London.
There was a largo attendance at the
funeral of Miss Viola Mitchell, which
took place yesterday afternoon from her
father's residerce in South Moline. There
was a profusion of beautiful floral offer
ings, contributed by friends, testifying of
their respect for the deceased, and sympa
thy for the relatives. The services were
conducted by the Rsv. Ha C. Hultin,
pastor of the l nitarian church, who ce
ll vered an eloquent and impressive dis
course. Sever il selections of appropriate
muMc were finely rendered by a quartette
consisting of M isses Amy Uuey and Katie
Kadel, and A. C. Woodyatt and Dr. A.
Reeser. The pall bearers were: F. P.
Lewis, Jacob S.oft, Ernest Malcolm, E.
E. Mangold. D C. Dazgctt and George
E Evans. The interment was nude in
Riverside cemery. Moline D spatch.
Go to the Loadon before the stock is
In accordance with the new law in re
gard to the kill og of Eaglish sparrows,
for the heads of which a bounty of two
cents each is of ered if brought in quan
tities of not less than 10 heads, County
Clerk Kohler hi.s receiyed bulletins and
descriptions for the use of city, town and
village clerks by whom the bounty wiil be
paid. The law provides that for three
months after D-.-c. 1, 1891, bounty shall
be paid for theai heads, and it also pro
vides a penalty for anyone who shall at
tempt to get bo inty on the heads of other
birds. These bulletins are now at the
county clerk's o See and can be bad by
any of those authorized to pay the bounty
Goods almost at your own figures at the
The fixtures . for the new
Rock . Island house bar room
hive arrived, and in . richness of
material and oriamectal design surpass
anything of the kind in the three cities.
A skilled mechaalc from Chicago is -put
ting them in position.: The fixtures are
of antique oak t niL include a 29-fooi bar
of solid oak, with mahogany top. The
wall fixtures include a beveled glass mir
ror of 120 by 60 inches fl inked on either
side by smaller mirrors, equally beautiful.
Card rooms and new billiard and pool
tables are also tj be put in. When the
Messrs. Negus have the improvements in
contemplation completed they will have
one of the finest hotels of its size in the
Goods no.t sold but given away at the
In connection with its other slanders
upon the city for its improvements and
endeavors to better the fire and po
lice apparatus, tl e Union indirectly casts
a slur upon the patrol wagon
The Union never was given particularly
to favoring anything of a progressive
nature, but the march of progress has
moved along iiRock Island just the
same. Rock Is and needs better police
protection, especially at night; there is
no doubt of tint, but it is due to the
growth of the city more than anything
else. But there are no available funds
to provide it no w. Next spring we are
assured more meiwill.be put on, which
are needed. In, .he meantime the admin
istration could tetter the force by im
proving the 'stylo of some of the night
men. which woul 1 count a long way for
for the deficiency in numbers.
. Boys' arid children's suits almost at
your own figures at the London.
40 Years the Standard
A CLUB THAT EATS MEAT. WITH
ITS FINGERS ONCE A MONTH.
The Peculiar Fad of the Old Curiosity
' Club, or Now York A Diner Place of
Meeting for Wealthy Bohemian. Con
traat with Another Club.
Within hearing of the continuous clatter
of the east side elevated road, in the rear
room of a shop crowded, from the stand of
old books at the door to the back windows,
with the tlustj-, rusty,' musty and curious
odds anil ends that have wou for it the
title of the Old Curiosity Shop, a man sat
before a sheet iron stove cooking beef
Bteafs. He whs a bit;, powerful maivwith
large, strong bauds, n large and massive
head and a determined face. Yet he
handled the savory segments of meat as
delicately as a woman might have done.
Sitting around the room on stools, chairs,
trunks, piles of lxoks mid tallies loaded
with prints, playbills and autograph let
ters were a doaan men or so, all of more or
less local notoriety. There were a couple
of politicians among them, a prominent
np town builder, a famous contractor and
house raiser and mover, a composer whose
music is played throughout the world, a
brouze founder, a sculptor, several paint
ers, the art editor of a great magazine, and
a sprinkling of literary men, brokers,
physicians and meu of business all of
whom supervised the culinary preparations
in progress at the stove wih grave interest.
The rattle of conversation was as inces
sant as the hissing and spitting of the
steaks over the fire.
The method employed by the large man
in preparing the meat was peculiar. The
steaks, which were cut in thick slices, were
piled on a platter. A sliHfp faced, shrewd
eyed, small boy cut the slices into generous
pieces. These were put in a pan, which,
tilled with boiliug fat, sizzled at red heat
on the top of t he stove. The surface of the
meat was hardened in a moment, and then
it was extracted from the pan with a long
fork and broiled over the glowing coals in
the body of the stove. As each piece of
steak was deposited upon a thick slice of
bread in a monstrous trencher, part of a set
of priceless old Knglish china from the
stock, the rich juices confined in it com
menced to leak out of the perforations
made by the tines of the fork, and to soak
into the bread in a gravy, whose perfume
filled -the air. The process of cookery was
rapid, for the meat was not allowed to re
main long enough on the lire to lose its
tenderness aud its juiciness. The pile upou
the trencher grew quickly; but when, at a
given sigual, which consisted in a rap of
the chief's fork on the stove, the company
fell to, its diminution waseven more rapid.
Each man ate wit h his .fingers for a fork
and the gravy soaked sj ice of bread for a
The Old Curiosity club is an organiza
tion composed of men who collect some- !
thing, tine is a collector of old .masters
and another a collectorof modern pictures.
One gathers up bronzes, another ivories,
another books. There are in the club col
lectors of pistols, playbills, porcelains,
photographs,, armor, atlases, autographs
and a great many other collectible things.
It was from their casual meetings in the
shop in the course of their prowling in
quest of the curious that the club took its
origin. It. has a regular weekly meeting
on Saturdays from ()ctoler uutil June,
when memliers drop in and drop out again
informally, and once a month treats itseif
and such guests as it may choose to invite
to a feed on beefsteak cooked upon the
plan invented by mine host Fullerton
years ago when he was a gold hunter in,
the mines of eastern Venezuela. - - :
On the other side of town to the Old
Curiosity Shop, and in a vastly more aris
tocratic neighborhood, let ns drop in at a
private dining room over the store of A
fashionable caterer. It is a spacious room,
down the center of which is laid a table
shimmering and sparkling with crystal
and silver. Tall pillars of piled up plates
load the sideloards. Champagne cools in
nilver miIjk. buried to the bottle necks iu
cracked ice. Waiters in full dress glide
about with the noiseless movement of
ghosts. On every side magnificent groups
of roses load the air with their seusuous
perfume. It is that hour of the evening
when the theaters disgorge theiraudieuces.
A rattle of wheels halts short outside.
Steps, voices and the rustle of silks sound
on the staircase. The silent waiter at the
door opens it, and admits a lady and gen
tleman iu full dress. Others follow in
couples, quartets and little parties. Along
both curiistone of the dark side street
lines of carriages are drawn up. The com
pany make themselves at home. Nearly
everybody knows everybody else. Those
who do not are speedily introduced.
Some one plays an air brilliantly and
boldly, like an expert, on the grand piano
in the corner. A few couples whirl a turn
or two of a dance. The splendid costumes
of the women and the wealth of jewelry
they display, the elegance of the men, the
opulent appointments of the room itself
combine to convey the impression of a pri
vate party in a private bouse. In fact,
however, we are looking in on a regular
supierof the aristocratic Heefsteak club,
an organization composed ot the flower of
fashion iu New York.
The musical chime of a huge Japanese
temple bell in the rear of the room calls
the club to table. The waiters, headed
by the steward, bring in, iu procession,
charger after charger of noble steaks, of
the proper English rump cut, smothered
in oyster sauce. There is none of the rude
and hearty enjoyment of the Old Curiosity
club here. The finest English china re
places the gravy soaked chunk of bread.
Knives ami forks ot silver take the place
of lingers, and champagne that of Spanish
wine and lieer. Hut, if the truth must be
told, one may hear more bright and clever
things, more wit and originality in the
dusty back room of the east side shop id
one evening than dtiring4he whole season
at the caterer's palace up town.
And wlitu it cornea to the busiuess of the
meeting, no steak and oyster sauce ever
bad the avor of those melting morsels
tjiat the Old Curiosities eat in their natural
juices, tender and. fragrant from their
journey through the red hot frying pan
and the bed of fiercely glowing coals.
Still, half a loaf is better than no bread,
and a beefsteak prepared for service on a
Royal Worcester platter is not to be given
the cold shoulder because it has not the
picturesque surroundings of one broiled
at the end of an iron fork.
Professor Wilson held that the only fit
honor maukiud could accord to beefsteaks
was to cook them projierly and eat them,
and bis ideal of the culinary portion of
this ceremony was that which is adopted
by the Beefsteak club. Cobbelt, on the
other hand, favored his steak without
sauce, flavored with shalot or tarragon,
and wit h horseradish for a condiment. If
both these old time steak expert could eat
a supper with the Curiosity club, they
won Id, I am sure, abjure their ancient
nethods of preparing and dressing the
'east. Alfred Trumble in New York Advertiser.
- Not In Stock.
Fair Customer I live in the suburbs, and
I want a watchdog. , , -Dealer
"But cf course 1 don't want one that
will keep us awake all night barking at
"No, mum." "' . -
"He must . be big and strong and fierce,
"Yes, mum." ' .
"Yet as gentle as a lamb with us, you
"Yes, mum." "
"And he must pounce on every brutal
man that comes along, and drive him off."
"But he mustn't interfere with any poor
but honest man looking for work."
"If a burglar comes prowling around at
night, the dog should make mincemeat of
him in an instant."
"But he mustn't attack a neighbor who
drops in for an evening call."
"And of course he mustn't molest people
who come hurrying in at all hours of the
night to call my husband. lie's a doctor,
"No, mum. I see what you want. .You
want a mind reader dog."
"Yes, I suppose so. Can you send me
"Very sorry, mum, but I'm just out of
that kind." New York Weekly.
Csll on E. B. McKown for hard wood
and soft co-.!. Telephone 1.193.
Our Fall and Winter Over
coats will bear the closest in
spection, and the gentleman in
the picture says he can find no
fault with them, not even with
the button holes; they are all
wool aud 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 ARNDT, Manager.
1728 Second avenue.
'When Found Make a Note Of.'
When the professor; strikes
the key hia apt pupils will
make a note of it with no un
certain sound. Mns'eians
would do well to make a note
of this address 1?26 Second
Avenue -where is located the
musical emporium of D. Roy
Bowlby. '. 7 y ji
We are showing some extra
good values in our underwear
Ladies' ribbed vests, Bleeves
Ladies' ribbed, natural, fall
Four numbers at
that are hard to beat. Ladies'
natural, plain; ladies' white,
plain; ladies' natural, ribbed;
ladies' white, ribbed.
Rook Island. Illinois.
THE LARGEST STOCK OF
IN THE THREE CITIES,
1525 and 1527
ROUND OAK STOVES
Are the 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
GRATES, ETC. Sole agent
ACORN AND ALADDEN STOVES AND RANGES.
Cor. Twentieth Street and Third At.
113 and 115 Brady Street.
ROOMS 50c to $1.00 Per Day.
Mannfactorerof all klnde of
Qent.' Fine Shoes a apeclaltT. Bepalrtog done neatly and promptly .
A ehare of jour patronage reepectfollj eollcited.
1618 Second Aienue. R.k lentil
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor etnei Builder,
Wfice and 8hop Corner SeTentee&th BL n 1 TJond
ndsenthAnue. : : Rock lslan&
WAU klnda of carpenter work a
Davenport- Business College,
THE POSITIVE CUBE.
from cheap to 1,1 U9laalie,
we have mad? vt -chases
er than ever A , ?la:
sizes. AU eraes,
Children's w0ol mi.a
value, seamless, X"d'st'
1 C Pair
Sizes Si-tot J. '
Unusually r0().i ,
greys, etc., at a k3-
WOOD MANTLES, HEARTHS,
for the celebrated
Plana and ..t.t.. for .11 kino of ht'MW
J. C DUNCAN. Davenport,!
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