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non r.r.'l iruiy iienenciai in lis
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.y retno'lv known.
j.p ot i irs is iur pais in uuc
bottles by all leading drug-
,T not hilve it on haud will pro-
$ it promptly tor any one wno
:.lsto try iu Do not accept any
. -H4NLISCG, CAL.
New and Second-hand.
ji,:Tt''iit. Satchels, Strap.
Bjik-. Pencil Boxes, Ru'cr, and
everything necessary for school.
Iiitafe B:irceV c cmentary geography for
IT?','; tfni 1' Ct'llt.
BiraeV cmiili'te geography for Guyot'n ln'cr
Jilt D'i W cents.
fi-h'r V : ariihmctic for Felter' primary
loo ran ve money by getting yonr school
C. C. TAYLOR'S,
1717 Second Avenue
J. E. REIDY,
:r, i ih nnd manaees prnnertv on commis
. A tarvr lut uf city property always on baud
Aint for 'hree first-class Fire Insurance
Coat antes, and ibe American t auslty
ir.il indemnity Company, of Bal
timore, 41 d.
S03 Second Aventie, over
Honpe's Tailor Shop.
Subscribe for Stock
In the Second series of the
iome Building and Loan Asso
fiation, of Kocfe 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
inch interest besides the
nionnt invested and the profits
tan be withdrawn at any time.
Money loaned at lowest rates.
K. A. DONALDSON, Secretary.
Rooms 3, 4, 5 and 6 Masonic Templo,
A Chamber Set for $2.35.
Have just opened a shlp-
tt-nt of imported, fall ten piece
Novated chamber sets, in three
rs, which I am offering for
nest few days for $2.35. I
Hardly need to say that this is
3s than even poor sets have
been offered before, and
'se are goods.
Call and see.
Q. M. Loobtxt.
v'rvet promptly on the Kidneys,
t'.'A lWels, cleanses the bvs-
A CLOSE CALL.
Fire Uncomfortably Nar the Syn
dicate Power Station.
Vmrt Kfcrds aat Other fiapnty Dan-
CtaLat Evealns A.' Xariow
Kceape Kr the riant.
At 5:20 laBt evening fire broke out in
the sheds used for fuel and storage pur
poses in the rear of the srndicue street
railway power station on S cood avenue
and Twentythird street. The flames
hd gained considerable leadway when
they were discovered &Dd were shooting
out under the root at the vest and north
corners net 40 feet away fr jm the power
station building. and separated
from it only by a narrow alley
way for teams. Watchman Mark
Thomas immediately seised the ho;e.
which is kept in the buildicg, and making
the necessary attachments, soon had a
vigorous stream of water flaying on the
burning buildins'and with this he held
the fire in check until the wrival of the
fire department.'though lie was a' most
smothered in hisende&vorj. Meanwhile
T. B. Davis, who was in the buildine at
the time, telephoned the aterworks and
Central engine house, and almost before
the great whistle hud finished sounding
the ward, the hooks'aod htse wagon were
on their way to the buildicg. The com
pnnies arrived in e piendi l time, but a
woeful deficiency was displayed after
they reached the seete the hose wagon
uasuicg aimiessiy aooui n search ot a
hydrant, which was final y found on the
c irner of frond avenue, and then a line
of hose was stretched to the burning
structure. The Alices were then beaten
back in short order and noon subdued,
although the building wtts damaged con
siderably, as was the lilila cottage, loess
te3 on the alley immediately adjoining it,
and occupied by a fam 1? named Garri
son. The property on wl.ich this is sit
uated is alfo owned by t je syndicate by
reason of recent purchase, and the com
pany intends taking possession of it for
uses in connection with its power plant
early in the spring.
The loss to the Dvenprrt & Rock I si
and Railway company will be in the
neighborhood of $900 and ft 000. The
building, a portion of which was
destroyed, was new, and tie west end was
used as a stable and for the storage of
wire and other line matemls, all of which
was destroyed, while the most of it was
for saw dust used for fuel. The Garrison
family lost considerable furbilure, and
while the bouse they occupied belonged
to the syndicate, the fami! is in such cir
cumstances that being turned out of home
at this time of year will be keenly felt,
as will what personal loss they have suf
fered in the way of furniture.
The fire, which probat ly caught from
hot cinders from the furnaces of the
power plant, was urjccmfortably close to
the syndicate power staticnanditbrougbt
t3 the minds of many the calamity that
would befall these three cities had the
destroying element reeche 1 it, while many
were surprised that a fnme building to
be filled with combustible material should
haye been erected in sucL close proxim
ity to so valuable a plant
The fire should serve several purposes.
one in particular, that tba chief himself
and his lieutenant, at least should be bet
ter posted on the location t f hydrants than
they appear to be they should famil
iarize themselves thoroughly with
every hydrant in tewn so that
while en route to a fire thry may consider
the neighborhood and know exactly
where to drive to strike tie hydrant
The fire should also impress upon the
syndicate tha importance of covering'all
its adjoining buildings with sheet iron
such as is the west end of the power sta
tion, and it should serve to cause more
precaution to be used in the disposition
of ashes. Every wheelbarrow full
should be saturated witt water by the
application of a hose before it is dumpei
outside . The syndicate's plant is too val
uable to the company whose pride it
ought to be, and its maiatenance of too
great importance to the it ter urban traffic
of this community to have it in jeopardy
In going to the fire the Franklin hose
eompany collided with two vehicles, but
neither occasioned serious damage and
neither was dui to can lessness on the
parl of the dnvers, but4bota will no
doutt serve as a warning to teamsters to
keep the road clear when the fire depart
ment is out. '
Lodce Elect :.
At the annual convocation of Barrett
chanter. No. 18. R. A. M the following
officers were elected Ur the ensuing
M. E. H. P. F. C. Denkmann.
E. K. J. F. Robinsoi.
E. B John Ciubaugh.
Treas.' W. T. Magill.
Sect. J. R. Johnston.
C. H.- D. J. Bears.
P. M. H. C. Cleavelaid.
R. A. C James T. D xon.
M 8d Veil George M iKissick.
v 8.-1 Veil William V. cConocbie.
M. 1st Veil Harry Hayes .Cleave
Tyler George Foster.
B. 8. John Evers,
ni i-t William Tr n.
Member of Board ot Control F. C
There was a lively few minutes in the
Fourth avenue drug store about 7 30 last
evening. J. R. Hines, who is stopping
temporarily in the city, was fetlirg
cither pretty good or pretty bad from the
effects of a misuse use of his monthly
income, and went into the Fourth avenue
rug store, and without provocation at
tempted to settle an imaginary grievance
with Agcrn Von Eoeckritz, brother of
Horst Von Kneckritz, the proprietor.
Bines, without word or warning, seized
the Young man and would probably have
annihilated him had not Mr. Von Eoeck
ri'z arrived on the scene, and seeing the
way bis brother was attacked, be
grasped his cane and making for the
ferocious assailant dealt him a blow thit
staggered him. and sent the blood fling
n all directions. Hines then fled. Mr.
Von Kotckri'z al once telephoned police
headquarters and the patrol wagon wi h
Uapt.Long and OScers Scbaab and Glass
on board, wts soon on hand. Hines had
made his tscate. but a frend of his.
Frank P. Rosnter, lad started to turn
bings upside down in Ilnesli's !-alon
next door, and he was arrested tied taken
to the station. This morning Ilices.
much the orse for wear and -ear, deliv
ered himself ud at police headquarters
and pleaded guilty, end was fimd S'S bnd
cos's fordisorderly conduct, while Rossi-
ter was fined $o and costs.
Frank Miller was fined f 5 and cr.sts
this morning for intoxication, and Mi
chael Leonard $5 and cos's for the same
Chief of Police Miller today appointed
William Z is city electrician, he will have
entire charge cf the fire and police alarm
apparatus at beadqurteis Thesysum
wil be in running order in a day or two.
Chief Miller 8ys the men must have
regulation caps, ai;d that a desiga will be
adopted for winter we;r. "
Kxpfoke if !! timet. Mj-otim.
1 ha Dubuque Times, referring to the
expense of the storage battery system df
electric street railway propuUion ovc-r
the overhead wire arrangement, has the
following interview with the Hretcir
men who have tried it:
'You see there are two 6ets of 160 bat
teries for each cir, which cost to obtain
tbem $13 for each battery. Ot these
butteries 80 nro positive and 80 negative.
Ibe negatives do not wer out but the
positives do. A hen we bought them
me Accumulator company gave us a
guarantee that the cost for butteries pi r
annum, per car, would not bemoietbm
20 per cent of the originul cost. At
thes figures the storage battery system
would pay well, but it cannot be run foi
anything like such expense. We have
run our line only about six months, at d
hive not run our cars at any one limn
yet in those six months we bave used 2.
:z positives; tnat is we bave hid to
have that number renewed.
"We send the old batteries to Newark.
N. J., where they keep them and lutl;
them up for scrap leap. Fending us in re
turn new batteries. They charge us f 2 50
each for new ones, there at the factory
but by the time we have paid the freight
both ways, had had toem put back en
our charging table they have cost us $4
each. Now you can readily see that no
roai can use the storage battery system,
when it costs $100 a week or nearly so
for batteries for each car, to say nothing
of any other expense. The cost of the
batteries should be only a small pirt of
the cost of operation, but we Lave found
it to be of greatest importance. During
the whole time we bave operated the Ac
cumuiator company sas nau three men
here superintending the plant.
"We will be compered to keep our
cars. in motion to save our charter, but
unless something new is invented to do
away with he enormous expense of the
batteries, we will have to make a change
in the spring. We shall probably adopt
the overhead wire system.
Three Time Adjudged lonatie.
William Trittel, of South Rcch Islato",
was adjudged insane in the county court
this morning before a jury composed of
Dr. 8. C. Plummcr. W. W. Eggleston, !
J. L. Maslin. R C. Clarke, W. A. Giles-
and E. H. Wright. He is 51 year of age
and his insanity is of 15 days' duration.
He received a sun stroke while employed
on Rock Island Arsenal in 1874. from the
effects of which he became Insane and.
was sent to the insane hospital at Jack
sonville where be remained three months,
returning home cured. He was again ad
judged insane in 1878 and remained al
the asylum eight months, after which be
came back and was apparently all right
until a few days ago. Religious excite
ment is thought to have brought on the
Run away ft Jury.
A horse and cart tore up Fourteenth
street about ll o'clock this morning and
at Fourth avenue the horse jumped ovtr
a fence into H. C. Harris' yard, where it
was caught, with the cart on the oppot
site side of the fence, and held until the
owner came aloDg
The horse is owned by J. S. Darrab,
and John Paulson, the driver, was thrown
out and sustained a fracture of Lis right
Bwatlvwed a Wh'stle.
A 9 year old son of August W. Sand
berg, of 1504 Thirty-second street, and
attending school at the No. 7 building
near Thirty-eighth street, got a tin whis
tle lodged in his throat about 11 o'clook
this morning. Dr. Meyers was summoned
bat the youngster had swallowed it be
fore he arrived . The doctor apprehends
no difficulty in consequence of the acci
THE LAW INVOKED
To Settle the New York Legis
EOME MISSIKG EETURN3 RECOVERED
Two Judges, One Repnblican and One
Democrat, Trying- to Disentangle Mat
ters at Syracuse An Order Tor a Man
damns Obtained and a DifrV rente ot
Opinion as to Ita Effect as a 'tay on
the State Canvassing; Hoard The Lit
Svracuse, N; Y., Dec. 2. The election
plot thickens, and both siiles were more
active yesterday than they bave been at
anytime since the contest bt'gnn. The
litigation is extending in directions un
locked for even so recently as Monday,
and it is a task for ordinary minds to
keep track even of the adjournments. No
less than five different hearings, on one
phae of the matter or another, are set
down for this morning and nobody knows
how many there may be in the afternoon.
The new features yesterday were an order
to show cause why the vote for state sena
tor should not be re canvassed; another
against, the board of canvassers, sued out
In the interest of William Kennedy, Re
publican member of the ussenibly elect in
the Second district; an application for a
stay of proceedings in the Munroe-Ryan
mandamus and an attachment against
Thomas J. Welch, the abscoudiug super
visor. Mitsing Kettirna Sent In.
Against Kennedy thjre has not been
even the suggestion of a contest, but the
vote in his district has not been canvassed
and his object, is simply to ni.ike the cau
vassers do their duty. The attachment
against Welch was not unexpected,
though it was not ismed until after the
missing returns from the Third ward had
been placed in the hands of the court.
The returns were brought here Monday
night, two hours after midnight, by At
torney John Hallock. and deposited by
him in the sfe at the Vanderbilt House.
Mr. Hallock came from Albany, where
he had bi-en attending the county clerk's
trial, and it is given out that he acted in
the matter as special messenger for the
governor. The returns re in a ined in the
hotel safe until late yesterday afternoon
when Justice Kennedy sent the sheriff
A Doubtful Dispatch.
There is little doubt that Hallock will
be called upon judicially to answer for his
connection with them. When they were
brought into court a question was raised
as to whether they were ever in the pos
session of the governor at all, and also as
to the authenticity of the dispatch pur
porting to have come from him with re
gard to them and read during the proceed
ings before Justice Kennedy Mouday.
Liouis Marshall, counsel for the board of
canvassers, was asked to produce the dis
patch, but he refused to do so. He said
be would produce it at the proper time,
and in reply to a question from the court
as to when the proper time might be, he
answered: "When the proceedings come
np against Supervisor Welch for con
tempt," Justice Kennedy said that the
dispatch, not having beeu filed, was not
in his jurisdiction. "If it were," he added,
"I would be swift to have it produced."
Harmony Hetween the Justices.
Justice Morgan J. O'Brien, who was
sent here by Governor Hill to bold an ex
traordinary special term (because Justice
Kennedy fs a Republican), met Justice
Kennedy for the first time in the court
house yesterday morning, and the intro
duction was made by United States
Judge Williams. The Judges immediately
established harmonious relations, and the
fact is noted with some interest that they
seem to have put themselves on very
friendly terms. Their resdective conrts
were opened at the same time yesterday,
and the half hour preceding was spent by
them in consultation. In the afternoon
they took an hour's drive about the city
in the local justice's carriage.
MISSING RETURNS IN COURT.
Judge Kennedy Orders Their Correction
The missing returns from the Third
ward were brought before Justice Ken
nedy yesterday afternoon and given to the
board of canvassers to return to the in
spectors for correction. The proceedings
in the matter of the senatorial re canvass,
the most important of the day, were be
fore Judge O'Brien, who, it is shrewdly
suspected, was sent here more for the
purpose of hearing it than for anything
else. The application was based upon the
ground that 1.252 votes cast for Rufus T.
Peck, Republican, who received his cer
tificate of election two weeks ago, were
Illegal in that they did not bear the offi
cial indorsement required by law. Peck's
plurality on the face of the returns was
less than 400 in the district. The order
to show cause was granted and made re
turnable today. John A. Nichols, the
Democratic contestant ior senator, is a
member of the board of canvassers.
An Order for a Mandamus.
TnoT, N. Y., D.c 2. Joseph H. Choate,
of New York; J. K. Cady, of Hudson,' and
R. F. Wilkinson, of Poughkeepsie, repre
senting the Republican state committee.
appeared before Jndge Samuel Edwards
at the circuit court yesterday morning on
a motion for nn order to show, returnable
before Judge Barnard on Saturday next.
why a mandamus should not Issue to
compel the board of canvassers of Duchess
county to correct alleged errors. Mat
thew Hale also made an application for
an order in the matter of tbe Steuben
county canvassing board, directing the
members thereof to reconvene. The court
granted the order, which stays all pro
ceedings until heard on Saturday next.
The Mate Board lu Session.
ALBANY, Dec. 2. There is the greatest
excitement here over the announcement
that tbe state board of canvassers will
meet here todny. It is believed that the
board will do nothing, but give tbe con
gressmen tbeir teats, and tben adjourn.
Among; those who will appear before the
board are Joseph li. Choate, Judge J. R.
Cad;, Judge Leslie Russell and Charles
Refused to Stay the Count.
Papers were served on the state officers
comprising tbe canvassing board demand'
ing a stay in the count until the recount
of the Dutchess county rote. The board
decided that this did not act as a star.
but Mr. Matthew Hale, who la acting aa
Republican counsel, says that it does and
mat (H ooara osanot count.
Monday A. M.
We place on sale in our Millinery De
partment 140 bunches fine black Os
trich tips, (3 in a bunch) at 27 cents
per bunch, worth 62 cents to $ 1 . Re
member, Monday morning. Do not
wait too long. Also at the same time
-we put out a great bis; job in colored
satins, 25 pieces, nearly every shade
at 1854 cents a yard. Elegant goods
for the thousand and one kinds of fancy
work now so much in demand, and for
linings of all kinds of garments and
other uses which ihe ladies know so
well. Above prices continued until a'l
Our special Btyles and special prices in cloaks, jackets
and wraps, are attracting a larger number of buyers
than we had even fondly hoped for. This great stock is
kept up to the very limit of fullness, and we take much
pride in believing we can fit and please nearly every
tasts and purse.
1712. 1714. 1716. 1718, 1720. 1722 aad 1721 Second Averos.
This glaes was not bought at sheriff's sale, but at a great
sacrifice, is all first quality glasses and it must
be closed out thi3 week."
Half Gallon Pitchers
Extra lartje Cel.'e.-y
Medium large Cellery
0 inch Gl i s Plates
Covered Butter Dishes
Irdiyidual Salts, Hotel
Small Sugars and Cream
Fancy Pickle Dishes
Deeper " "
These prices are eood until Saturday
A fine Line in the Newest Styles, the best
Assortment Ever Shown at Lowest Prices.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
1811 and 1813, Second Avenue, EOCK ISLAND.
If not, try a pair. They will give y6xi more 'satisfaction for
your money tban any shoe you have ever bought.. Onlyonft.
sole and that of thk verybe&t. Outer and inner sole one solid
piece of the best eole leather. ' "
NO RIPPING OFF OF SOLES!
NO SQUEAKING, AND NO BREAKING IN!
Jast as easy as a Hand Turned, and wear twice as long.
Every pair stamped on the sole.
Patented and made by CROSBY, HUCKINS & CO.,
Tapley villa, Mass.
JOB SALS BY
. ' 1818 Second Avenue.
and addition to our Great Dress Goods
Sale. Two great lots at 39c and 47c
The former added to from onr 50o,
62!4o and 75c grades. The latter from
all grades from 75c np to 98c
This sale has been a great success,
and with the additions above men
tioned, will continue to be a drawing
card for some days to come. You can
now buy an elegant dress for yourself
or for a Christmas present at a mere
worth 10c, only 5c;
25;. " 18c
" 30c. 20:
" 25c. " 13o
5c. " 2
" 15s, " HXj
" 15c, 10c
21c dozen, ' 10c
10c each, " 5e.
10c ' " 5c
10c " " 5c
" 5c " " 2c
At THOMAS' DRUG STORE.
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