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THE AKGU8; SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1891.
Diion, the tailor.
Dolls, dolls, at W. Trefz & Co's.
Malls! Muffs!! Maffg!f l4t Bennett
Holiday roods at Clemann fc Salz
Andrew Donaldson, of Rural, was in
the city yesterday. ,.
See Folsom, the jeweler's, adv. on an
other page of this issue.
For nice seal caps, seal, beaver and
mink capes ga to Bennett's'
Otto Rudent has returned from a two
months' visit to Germany.
Alba Heywood and his great company
at Harper's theatre tonight.
J. H. MacLafferty, of 8eatt!e, Wash.
is in the city visiting friends.
Glovet! Gloves!! Gloves!!! Mitts
Mitts! ! Mitts! ! ! at Bennett's.
If you want to enjoy a first class en
tertaicment go to Harper's theatre to
Have you seen those suitinea at Dix
on? They are beauties. Call and see
Finest assortment of albums and plusb
goods in the city can b seen at W,
Tre'z & Co'.
Toys for boys, toys for girls, toys for
big and small, can be bad at the lowest
prices at W. Trefz & Co's.
Mj . JoBi&h Grou, formerly of Moline,
dui wno lor several years has been at
Derby, Yt, is at the Harper to spend the
See Clemann & Saizmann'a elegant line
or writing desks, side boards, parlor
tsbles, bedroom suits, etc., before pur
chasing your Xmss gifts.
Call in and see the new room and new
stock of furniture at G. O. Iluckstaedt's
I'nces that cannot be met at any other
house in the three cities.
Jsew goods arriving daily. Excellent
and substantial holiday gifts such as
ladies' fancy writing desks, fancy rock-
art, etc.. at G. O. Huckstaedt's.
Call aDd see the immense line of holi
day goods in the way of furniture, rugs,
etc. Prices guaranteed to be the lowest
in the three cities at Clemann & Salz
W. Carleton and Mrs. n. C. Biock.of
Newbury. Vt.. are paying a short visit to
Mis K. C. VV iKerton on their way to Des
Moines to visit Mr. Crletons brother,
formerly of Dvcnport.
Jonathan S.pce, formerly of Bowling
township, but now liring near Cambridge,
was in me uiy today. He : expects to
move baca to Rock Island county shortly,
a fact which his old friends will be pleased
At the meeting of the Rock Island
L!o,uor Dealers' association, which oc
curred at Turner hall yesterday afternoon,
considerable business ot a routine char
actcr was transacted, and the annua! eleo
tioa of officers, was posponed until Fri
day afternoon at 2 o'clock, at which time
other business will be transacted.
Tonight at Armory hall occurs the an
nual masquerade ball of Bleuer's band.
The reputation of this baud is such and
its entertainments so universally success
ful and pleasurable that it is not neces
sary to uo more tnao. merely announce
the fact that the bail is to
occur to Insure a large attendance. Street
cars will run after the ball.
The death of George W. McKee, major
of ordnance, U. S. A., occurred from
heart disease last Monday at Frankfort
arsenal, near Philadelphia, of which be
was in command. Major McKee came to
Kock Island arsenal in 1881, and was
assistant to the commandant for two
years, when he was transferred to Frank
fort arsenal. He had a splendid record
at an ofliser and a man.
Neither the Redpath nor Lyceum lec
ture and concert companies compare with
the Alba Heywood company. The cn
tcrtainment to be presented at Harper's
theatre tonisht is diversified, classic and
of the highest order of merit. In order
that all may have an opportunity Mana
ger Montrose has placed the prices with
in the reach of all 25, 40 and 50 cents.
A large number of friends gathered at
(he home of A. Locb and wife on Second
avenue last evening, the occasion being
the silver anniversary of their weddicg
The residence had 'been nicely decorated
and the host and hostess were the recip
ients of a large number of very handsome
presents. The evening was spent in dan
cing and social amusements, and all who
were present enjoyed an exceedingly
pleasant evening. '
J. A. Rhomberg. president cf the Du
buque Street Railway company, returned
from Chicago this morning and reports
that in New York yesterday Judge Cox
of the United States court rendered a de
cision temporarily enjoining the Accumu
later company, of Philadelphia, from
manufacturing storage batteries. This
company has equipped the Dubuque line
and. should the injunction be sustained
. i . i
on 9 rial hearing it will end the company's
suit s here to compel Rhomberg to take
the storage battery cars. Dubuque Ttl
Steward W. H. H. Dow, of the county
poor farm, Supervisor Heath, of 3owling,
and J. B. McMichael, assistant steward,
returned from Jacksonville this morning
whither they had gone with the eieht
inet ne patients from the poor farm. The
eigt.t incurables which they brought back
wer 3 J. A. Johnson, R. Serrogins, W.
Sch-oeder, Joseph Leeham, 8. V. Peter
son, R. Scbafer, Clara Geiger and Mrs.
Clio Flint. They are all very quiet and
gavothe attendants no trouble whatever,
They were taken to the poor farm this
O to Grotjan having become settled in
the practically new and remodeled build
ing at the corner of Fifteenth1 street and
Second avenue, which Messrs. Knowlton
and Medill have put In first class shape
and made a credit to the city, and in
which Mr. Grotjan has one ot the pleas
anteiit stores in the city. G. O. Huck-
staec t has bis improvements in the store
formerly occupied by Mr. Groij in com
pleted. Mr. Huckstaedt likewise has
two of the handsomest stores in Rock
Messrs. Timberlake and Spencer, who
have owned the Harper house 'bus for
some time, have purchased the Rock Isl
and l.ouse 'bus and baggage line and will
establish a regular 'bus and baggige line.
The two Harper housa "buses will be used
after being repainted, as they are both
alike, and the Rock Island house 'bus
sold nd a hack purchased in its place.
a linn ot oaggage wagons, uniform in
s'ze sod appearance, will be run in first-
class metropolitan style.
Mrs. Tillie Mott, the notice of the
death of whose son Sanford was con
laicen in last nignis akocs, has re
ceived intelligence from Port Casto, Cal ,
where he ditd. that it will be impossible
to ship the remains to Rock Island for ins
termest. This disappointment added to
the great sorrow of the fact that she has
lost h ;r only child make the a 111 ic ton
doubly sad to Mrs. MU, and the sympa
thy of all her friends will go out to her in
the htur of her great grief.
Officer Kramer arrested Walter Lind
holm last night, who is the companion of
Clyde Shippe in the burglary of Bruno
Rentz' house, as stated in last eight's
Argus. Both boys have confessed and
will probably be sent to the reform school.
The police received a telephone Tries-
sage from Coal Valley last night that two
men hiid been arrested there on suspicion
Of hav ng committed the robbery at the
Hotel Gordon Thursday night. The men
had stolen a pair of shoes and a can of
ojsters from Krapp & Lees, of Coal Val
ley, an 3 nad also attempted to sell a pair
of shot s. Chief Miller went out to Coal
Valley this morning and brought the men
back. Their names are Frank Meyer and
The trial of William Corcoran for
assault to murder "Patsey" Brady, has
been ccntinued until 2 o'clock Mondav
Cap" will conduct his own defense.
Df Taylor, of Chicago,
Sleeps in Death.
END OF A VEEY NOTABLE CAEEEE.
The Father of the Greenback and the Maa
Who Induced ' the Martyr President to
Study Law, Resulting in Ills Elec
tion a President -oiue Notes from the
Koekof the Colonel' Lire His Politi
cal Record, and Bntiness Enterprises.
Chicago, Dec. 5. Colonel Edmund
Dick Taylor, who was called by Abraham
Lincoln the father of the greenback and
who has been a resident of Illinois since it
was a territory, died at &7 Warren
avenue yesterday morning Colonel Tay
lor's history forms a unique page of
American chronology. He was barn at
Fairfield Court House, Pa., Oct 18, 18C3,
and came to Illinois in Ml, settling in
Sbawneetown on the Ohio river. AU
though but a child then he had only him
self to depend on, and at the age of 16
loaded a flat boat with salt and provisions
and floated down the river into Arkansas,
there to trade bis salt to the Indians for
Elected to the Legislature.
After selling out he traded the flatboat
for ponies and packed his pelts back to
Sbawneetown on their backs. In 1832
young Taylor was elected to the Illinois
legislature, and, after serving a term in
the house, ran for the senate against the
noted Methodist revivalist
wright. who, in one of his aturtiD speeches.
called Taylor a beardless youth. Taylor's
response was that, tliounh he might be a
beardless youth, he would move the can-
Ital from old Vandalin to Springfield if he
was elected. He was elected n.l nmrnl
that his promise was not an idieona.
.nve Lincoln ti.od Advice.
While st Springfield ha first came in
coutact with Abraham Lincoln and
Stephen A. DouirUs. both beintr niprn
lad. Douglas was teaching school and
Lincoln clerked !a a store. Taylor saw
something good in both and advised them
to read law. Lincoln complained that he
was too poor to buy books, but ThvW
told him he could get into an old lawyer's
ofllce as office boy and ue his emplover'o
books. Lincoln agreed and Tavlor se
cured him a position in the offi?e of Jndge
l-ogan. at t-prlosHeul. with the nriviimm
of using the judge's library.
And Elected Him I'rrnident.
After Lincoln had been elected nresl.
dent he met Taylor on the street in
Washington, oud. hold in2 out hi liAnrl
"Dick, I want to thauk vou for elrcfin
Well," said the colonel. "If votiniz for
Douglas elected vou. it mav be that I di.l
It doesn't matter who vou vote! for."
answerea Lincoln, "you elected me presl-
"How was that'' asked Colonel Tavlor.
"You advised me to read law andooened
a way for me to do o when I was a poor
ooy. ii i cau never met you I would
never have read law. and if I bad not be
come a lawyer I would never have been
SURPRISES ANDREW JACKSON.
When looking for
ail to stop in at
and inspect bis line of holiday goods
which is always the largest and best in
the city. While some competitors blow
and bluster, bear in mind that J. Ramser
never misleads the public by sensational
advertisements, but has the goods, both
in quantity, quality and endless variety
to show the public at prices that are right,
and puzzle competitors. His line of gold
spectacles and optical goods is immense.
Clocks in endless varieties; solid silver
and plated ware in innumerable stjles
and designs; more fancy stone rings than
all the other stocks in the city put to
gether. His stock of diamonds, com
prising rings, pendants and brooches, is
unsurpassable. II is line of watches, in
cluding diamond studed, fancv var
iegated, raised gold, ornamented and
plain. 13 THE LARGEST IN THE
THREE CITIES. Call and be con
vinced. Remember she rjlace.
1827 8econd Avenue, Rock Island,
OVfl c 0 NTIRE
Dress Goods Department,
1 -Double fold wool plaids 19c, f Ta3 a'i iV a
1 pattern to each cus-
2 Double fold cushmere, 9c.
pattern to each customer.
3 Cashmeres, 8c.
O 1 1 - . .
icoes. but if v,:.:: wan
1 pattern to
I " o (--nil rarnish the abn I
4-Double fold all wool flimic ; onIy as long as tw i J? e M
. .. one dar. C j, iasL- S
i pattern to each customer. time. NonehVlo.
-.v. a a. m.
Rock Island. Illinois.
THE LARGEST STOCK OF
Furniture and Carpel
IN THE THREE CITIES,
1525 and 1527
Die 3 Benjamin Lamb to Charles
Lamb, 3irt nej and bp nwJ and one-half
swi 13. 18. le. 50O.
D N Cook by attornev, to Charles L imb.
wj wj nr ana at l nwj 23. 18, le. f 1.
Lauru M Cox and Sarah A Scbafer to
Charles Lamb, w-', w.l ncl and sel nwl
i, is, ;e, f l.
Dec. Insani'v of Andrew McCaw.
William Brown. Jordan Grav, William
GillUn, Emory Johnson, Mollie Hank and
Carolina Coltergreen. Jury impinnclled
each case. All found insane and pau
pers, and all ordered committed to the
Central insane hospital at Jacksonville.
4 Estate of Jacoo M. Wilson. Bond
f (sect tors filed and letters testamentary
issued A.rirew Donaldson . John A.
Wilson, E E. Griffith and Hcnrv Simmon
A Victor j For Bock Island.
Prope-ly atli usted spectacles and gl asses
are something that Rock Island has long
oeen in neea oi. rror. tt. tlirscbherg.
the well known optican of 6'9 Olive
street, St. Loui, has appointed T. H.
Thomas aem for his celebrated diamond
and non changeable spectacles and eve-
fiUpsps, where a complete assortment can
always t e found. Prof. II Hirschberg
will remiin in Rick Island from Dec.
until De;. 12. and all those in need of
properly adjusted spectacles and eye
glasses s aould avail themselves of this
opportunity. Elimination of eves free
18 Pounds oi Stood
is aoout, Tne quantity nature allows to an
adult person. It ie of the utmost im
portance that the blood should be kept as
pure as possible. By its remarkable
cures of scrofula, salt rheum, etc., Hood's
Bars a par 11a has proven its claim to be the
best blooi purifier.
For a reneral family cathartic we con
fidently recommend Hood's Pills. They
should bo in every home medicine chest.
Used la Millions of Homes 40 Years the Standard
His 4-rrat urrr a Krrrirrr of Publin
in jcsi tie went into lead mining at
balena and mads nionev ranidlv. and
lter moved to Springfield. While
living at Springfield he was ap
pointed by Andrew Jackson receiv
er of public money for the terrilorr
ills bond was l:xed at t30,noo. that
amount being ooidre.l fully sufficient
to cover the responsibility of th office.
Atni? tirst sale of land, which ranged
from Jl.Co to tl tkl per acre, he sold enough
to bring in $432.(KV). That money he sent
loine Mio trensury at Detroit. As soon
as it was heard of in Washington the
president wrote to him saying that he
had beeu informed by the M-c'reUry of the
treasury of a remittance from him of
-l,(KHI. " here on eart h." said J.rk snti
"did all that nionev come from " H tohl
onc-K-uu uow ue goi 11. and irai cive a
pnonc iianfjuet at Washington for his
Aienleil to by Cien. Cirant.
In iso-i, while U. S. Grant was stationed
v t.niro, ie lounu n impossible to tret
money 1 1 pay tne troops and they were
growing aissatisnert. rant turned to
I o.onel Taylor iu his dilemma and asked
him to go to Wa-hingtou and see if he
could raise any money- The colonel did
fo. h it round tusefforts fruitless, and re
turned to Illinois without having gained
anything. The situation grew rapidly
worse, and President Lincoln wrote to
Colonel Taylor, oaking him to come back
to Washington and sit if he i-o:iM not
help him out.
The Origin of the lirrrnbrk.
Taylor went, and his advics to I.inenln
was to issue treasury notes, based on the
good fnith of the nation. Lincoln liked t:e
idea, and culled iu Chase, secretary of t'e
treasury, to a cutisnltat i.,u alnut it.
Chasa vigorously opposed the measure.
paying the nation hud nothing to secure
the notes, and that Die credit would b.
lowered wilhout accomplishing any go id.
Taylor's answer was that if the nation
survived. n it must, the notes would 1.
redeemed and t he credit preserved; while,
11 wie nauon siiouui till, all would be lo?t
anyway and no additional harm wonid
come from the issue.
A letter from Lincoln.
Taylor' plan was tried, with what suo-
ces is known. Years afterward J inrotn
wrote Tay-lora letter, which liann novr
in the memorial hall at Springfield, in
which the president declared Tavln th.
father of ihe Kreenback. Tav lor ftftvfi
in the Blackhawk war and founded
a pajier which was afterward merged into
For the last few years Colonel Tarlor
had lived in Mendota, but always claimed
nicago as his borne. He always had a
great love for the city and was in the
habit of pointing proudly to some monu
ment 01 fa is active mind. He had twentv-
two grandchildren and thirteen great
grandchildren, was a cousin to Z&rh&rv
Taylor, and was the warm personal
friend of Andrew Jackson. He was-buried
at Rose Hill at 1 p. m. today.
Well-Known Kar.e Horse Dead.
Philadelphia, Dec. 5 At A. ' J. Caa-
satt'a Chesterbrook farm Thursday after
noon the once well-known race horsa En.
rus died. He was 8 years old. having
been foaled in 1853. aud was by Eolus
out of Majestic. Kurus was a iterlinir
good horse and remained on the turf till
6 years old.
Our Fall and Winter Over
coats will bear the closest in
spection, and the gentleman in
the picture says he can iind no
fault with them, not even with
the button holes; they are all
wool and as wide 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 consideration.
&niae goods we refuse to
handle at any price. It's al
ways safe to trade at the
SAM ARNDT, Manager.
172S Second avenue.
124, 126 and 128
CLEMANN & SALZMANN
ROUND OAK STOVES
Are tlic Best.
vvny ouy tne imitations? for all others are only that,
when you can buy the genuine
BECKWITH ROUND OAK
For nearly the same price at
John X. Xoftsker'a
Who has also a fine line of WOOD MANTLES, HEAKTHS,
GRATES, ETC. Sole ageat for the celebrated
ACORN AND ALADDEN STOVES AND RANGES.
Cor. Twentieth Street and Third Ave.
THE MOLINE WAGON,
The Moline Waion Co.,
'When Found Make a Note Of.'
When the professor strikes
tne Key his apt pupils will
make a note of it with no un
certain sound. Mnsicians
wouia ao well to make a note
of this address 1726 Second
Avenue -where is located the
musical emporium of, D. Roy
Manufacturers ol FARM, SPRING AND FREIGHT WAG08
A foil and complete line ef Flstform snd othvr Sriiri: i f r. . ! "--J a
Weetera trade, cf superior worknsFFhln rd tinirh.
spplicstion. See the MOLINE WAGON Ultw j :d.!. rr-
f :-, , 00
Billiard Parlor Sample Room,
No. 117 Eighteenth Street.
! Proprietors. , W SSL. n- .
the: old reliable
s -A3xrx ioo
! ;) (.1-
nas fall line of CROCKERY and TINWARE. We have s c r-i !
Anjone wishing any thins in our Hue lor inaBn;i.u-. j Irfl.
MRS. C.MITSCH, 1314 Third AW