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THE ARGUS. THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 1892.
For & home iee Reidy Bro'. adr.
William Stone, ef Carbon Cliff, wm in
the city today.
Di you want a home? Yes? Well see
ansa Alice Kotmisor, of uevnolds, is
viekfog in the city.
Who will I insure with? Why Reidj
Bros' . of course.
F. W. Emeis, of Troy, N. Y., is in the
city on a short visit to friends.
v. Donaldson left th's morning on a
business trip through Minnesota.
F.B.Brown left last nipht for New
Orleans where heeipecjs to spend the
Miss Hattie Rosenficld left this morn
ing for an extended visit to relatives in
Chicago and New York.
lie Dry EauSman, formerly of this city
and now of Muscatine, spent last evening
with friends in the city.
W. B. Jickson, who has been visiting
friends ia the city the past few days, re
turned yesterday to his home in Denver.
Mis Carrie Bauer, wb has been spend
ing a few.days with her sister, Mrs. Loui
Moeenfelder. left this morninc for her
home in Chicago.
Miss Anna McCandless, of Bolton,
Kan., arrived in the city this morning on
a visit to her brother, Dr. A. H. McCund-
less and family.
Fire broke out in a ba'.h room 'Loa the
third floor of the Kcator bouse at Moline
this afternoon. The flames were quickly
subdued, with nominal damage.
David Stephens and Mi3 May Uaddcck
of Chble.wcre married at the residence of
N. F. Titus on Fifteenth street this
morning. Judge Lncian Adams, officiat
ing. Miss Yirgie Mansfield, late of Chicago,
arrived in the city last night to join the
"Vendetta" company, taking the place of
Mis Marion Tercy, who left last night
for her home in New York.
Parties wishing cars to the toboggan
slide may have them at any time on short
notice by leaving word at the offhe of
Assistant Supt. Huntoon in the Rock Isl
and savings bank.
kelson Carringti.n. a 13-year-old
orphan boy of South Moline, pleaded
euilty in the county court to petit larceny
yesttrdfiy afternoon, but t entecce was de
ferred on account of Mrs. Jacob Evans
agreeing to tRke the boy home and give
him a cliance tn reform.
The Rock Is'sod public library was
again thrown open to the public this 1
morning. The new rooms are models of
beauty and convenience, being well light
ed acd ventilated, and will no doubt be
apprcciatid by the literary public.
Assistant Supt. Hill, of the street rail
way company, has forces at work today
getting the track of the bridge line loop
on Taiid avenue in shape for the resumps
tion of traffic as soon as the viaduct is
thrown open. Cars may be started Sat
urday, though probably not until Sun
As yon pgg the Crown restaurant no
tice in the show wicdows the perfection
aiuioed in the n of cake baking. Any
kind of cake or ice cream for prtit9.
etc., will be furnished on tbon notice
ann note also that as fine meals as can be
had in the city are served diiy at this
Chairman Velie Las called a meeting of
th? Twin-City Columbian Celebration
committee at the rooms of the Rock Isl
and Citizens' Improvement association
Monday evenlns. The eub-committce on
land purchase will report and the joint
committee definitely outline its plans and
get down to business.
E. S. Wilson, state treasurer of Illi
nois, will be in this city and Moline to
morrow and will probably dine at the
Rock Island house. lie is prominently
spoken of as an available candidate for
governor at the fall election. He would
like to meet the people of the city while
here, especially the democrats.
It is reported on apparently good au
thority that the Tennessee River Packet
company is preparing to enter the St.
Louis and St. Paul trade the coming
season with its steamers, which are light
draft and fast runniDg, therefore pecul..
iarly well adapted for the upper river.
The old War Eigle, which is in Qiiincy
bay, ib to run from St. Louis .south.
Messrs. Clark Buford, Georje Price,
Will Eggleston, Charles -Spencer, Dr. J.
E. n-iwthornc, Dr. R M. Pearce. and
the Misses Mary and Sadie Dart, Mmie
Long. Kitlic Gcst, Louise Whisler and
Jennie Wilcox comprised a party who en
joyed a few hours tobogganing last night
at tLcwbUh tower. A fine spread was
afterward served by Newberg, and on the
wbole nn exceedingly pleasant time was
spent by all.
cfsed ia Millions of Homes
R. A. Sanford, alias R. O. Skiles, who
cut a s ell in Rock Island a few years
ago, and disappeared after working inta
the confi lence of a number of Rock Isl
and busi iesa men, has been heard from
again, htving been arrested at San An
tonio on a warrant from Laredo, Tex.,
where he is under indictment for swind
ling. A dispatch says: "Sinford is the
party w 10 came to Laredo in September
or October of 1890, purchased the La
redo foundry on paper, ran up large bills
at many places in the city, bought fine
jewelry, nil on credit, ond then skipped
to Mexu o, leaving his creditors to hold
Yesterday afternoon Frd Heinz again
acted a9 tuctioneer in selling the property
the Bkile 7 DavenDort estate. The fol
lowing pieces were disposed of: Lot
80x150. northwest corner Ripley and
Front; t ought by P. B. Harding for
$2,500. Lot 6. block S. original town of
Le Claire, bought by E. W. Fowler for
100. Lit 3. block 18. original town of
Le Claire; bought by E. W. Fowler for
50. Lrt 8. block 8, original town of
Le Claire, bought by C. F-Giaham of
Le CI lire, for $25. Each of these bids
is slightly below the appraisement price,
but their acceptance will be recommended
to the cou -t by the administrator. The
total amount realized by the estite by the
two sales is $ 10,885. about $50 oyer the
appraiseme nt Davenport Tribune.
Lieut. Thompson was the first to d.-iye
over the itock island viaauci. going
across in a sleigh last evening. The
upper flooring is now being put on and
the work Doing crowded in order that it
may be fu ly completed by Saturday,
when it is roposcd to open it. Capt.
Lyon has nit fully made up his mind as
to the locat .on of the guard house on the
viaduct, but will probably put it at the
southend of the first bridge span. For the
present additional guards will be put on.
It would te a good plan to double
the guards, permanently, putting one at
the approach to the viaduct aad one at
the island end of the slough bridge, who
might also patrol a part of Ft. Arm
strong avent:e at night.-
Th Kim Street Line.
There has been of late considerable
complaint about the Elm street cir being
improperly lighted at night, oil lamps
being used instead of the electric incan-
descents as t n the other cars. Assistant
Supt. Huntoon was asked aSout the mat
ter this mcrning and stated that the
roughness of the track in several places
along Sixth auenue had not only re
peatedly broken the wires in the car at
taching the lights, but had frequently
shaken off the headlight, and said that it
was the intention to keep on repairing
and using the electric lights as much as
possible unt 1 the bad portions of the
track could be relaid in the spring. Mr
Huntoon said ha hoped also that now
that the bridge was to be reopened a
couple of double motors one for the red
and one for the blue line could be
brought over from Davenport and the
Elm street motors doing service there
could be retained to their proper line aDd
cars on this branch run down Second
avenue to Nir.ih street as the company
has propos-ed to do from the first.
Oh tuary .
Mrs. Mary Ohlweiler, wife of Valen
tsrie Us! si-iitT, died at her home. 13nl
Fifth avenue, a' ID o"c'ojk last night,
aged fi j. of dr.ipsy. with which the has
been suffering for three weeks. With
her husband tlie following, who are step
children, are left to mourn her loss:
Charles, George. Louis and John Ohl
weilcr. of this city, Mrs. Phau, of Louis
ville, and Mrs. Boehler, of this city. The
funeral will be held from the house to
morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Rev. Amos Morey, one of the pioneer
Methodist ministers of the state, was
buried in Chipjuanock cemetery Tuesday !
having died of the grip at Lafayette, '
Stark county, .Tan. 14. Forty years ago .
ho was Connected with the Rock Island
Circuit. Two wives had preceded him to
the grave, the ramains of both of whom
repose in Cbippianock.
A Ked F.ar al-odar.
Calendars are more certain to fly at this
season than snow itself. The crop is
always large.but the individuals generally
lack utility. One of the verv best we
ever see comes from N. W. Ayer & Son. J
newspaper advtrtiBitig agents, Pniladcl-j
poia. ins me rea ear oi me crop. it
looks and talks business. Its size is gen
erous, its figure-) very plain, while it is
printed so handsomely as to make one
willing to keep enmpany with it the en
tire year. Like the other productions of
the firm, this bears their famous phrase,
'Keeping everli.stinglv at it brings suc
cess" a text wl icta they both preach and
exemplify. The. calendar is sent by them,
postpaid, for 25 cents, and what is again
unusual in such cases, it i9 so packed as
to pass through the mails uninjured.
For beauty, f r comfort, for improve
ment of the complexion, use ouly Poz
zoni's Powder; there is nothing equal to
40 Years the Standard
SO MUCH SETTLED
The Date of the Democratic National
Convention Jane 21
The Flare ei Mrelin ti I in Doabt at
l.a' Hoar Thin Aftcrr onn Jl il
wsnkfe in the l.i ad.
Washinhton, D. C, Jan. 21.
The time of the meeting of
the convention which is to name the
next president of the United States bas
heen fixed, but the place is not yet eettltd.
The democratic national committee in
session here today decided that the con
vention should assrmhie June 21. The
ci'y which shall hav the prize ia not jet
known, but Milwaukee seems to have the
lead at the start.
Washington. I C, Jan. 21. The
committee met at 12 o'clock and imme
diately went into executive ses.-ion.
ihechohe of tbe convention city will
not be ftttli'd un'il tonight. Milwaukee
people ate sanguine, but tbe outcome is
SMUGGLING 3 AM ART.
Inpeniou S lirni Which Havr I,-r-I vrd
Ohl Culom OfHror-s.
Standing on n pier neisr the u.hikw.iv of
one of the great .Aflnniir- liner, a cyclonic
laugh wan playing havoc within me while
watching the nervous unties of a fair na-
seufrer. Her face, neck, wrists ami onnlv
J: 1 1 i, . . 1
uispiayeu anKies cave Her t he su-picion of
recisterinK 125 pounds net n-ciulit, while
her body, with its bulk of appendages,
would insure a clenn bill of ladinsr to the
tune of 210 pounds. It, is needless to mv
that when she had passed tlironirh Uncle
Yarn's inquisitorial alembic she bad fallen
to her normal condition.
It may be incidentally stilted here that
any attempt to introduce to these shores
in a single jump, duty free, a silk mill, a
glove factory and a complete emporium of
cold and precious stones is sliehtlv over
One of the smartest bits of smuggling I
know of occurred when one of the lartrest
and handsomest diamonds in this rountrv
owned at present by one of our leading
families was brought in duty free. Here
is the scheme: Among the steerage passen
gers was a respectable looking workman
with a large Dutch pipe. Just as he ap
proached Castle Garden he wrapped the
diamond in a thin piece of paper, put it in
thelwwl of his pipe, then filled it tip with
When he landed, and while the inspect
ors were sifting his few worldly posses-
sions, the immigrant was making various
futile attempts to light his pipe, but just
when a!out to do si he would make some
remark to the inspectors and the match
won I1 go out. In a short time he was in
an east side hotel, luggage and all, whence
he was soon transferred to one of the city't
Another equally clever scheme is worked
this way: A Kuropean gentleman deaU
heavily in fine jewelry of all kinds. His
private partner presumedly export a well
known maker's fancy toilet soaps to his
brother, a simple grocer over her. The
"exporter" has a fine fac-simile single cake
mold with the name, etc, of the maker.
minus one letter in the name. One or
more of theenkesof soap is split and hol
lowed out and filled with jewels. The
rakes are then put into the mold and soon
have the appearance of new cakes. When
the box of soap arrives at its destination
In America the simple grocer knows hv the
absence of the letter in the maker's name
which cakes are for him. As soon as pos
sible he hands the contents over to his rel
ative, a dealer over here who finds a ready
An importing friend of mine once told
me that it is invariably the repeaters of
old tricks who are caught smuggling. An
ingenious person can carry on the game as
his mental fertility brings forth a new
The pnrrer on one of the steamers plvinc
between San Francisco and China used to
1 the butt of his fellow officers on account
of his ohl fashioned, big saddled, clumsy
bicycle. He hud ridden hisold machine, he
said, until it. had lecome a second wife to
him. Every opportunity he got, he sallied
forth on his bicycle, both in China end
over here. He retired wealthy a short
time ago, ami then the cat got out of the
bag. His big, clnmsy saddle was hollow,
and every time he rode forth in China he
rt turned with the hollow part filled with
opium, which he carefully hid in the ves
sel, and every time he rodo forth in San
Francisco he in like manner carried part,
of his cargo into the city, finding a ready
The latest diamond trick is this; Cut the
bnttons oiT your overcoat, place unset
stones inside the top of the button, cover
with cloth and sew them on afresh. The
scheme pays for the trouble avid goes tri
umphantly. I have knowu a case where a pair of hol
low heels on a lady's shoe routainrd more
wealth than a modern shoe store. The
shoes were worn simply to come ashore
It is a notorious fact that if you desire a
nice cigar or a lxitlle of hay oil. acquire the
acquaintance of some lady of color who
manipulates the sailors' washing.
Uncle Sam's inspectors are expert, judges
of humanity, and heme it is only the reck
less, unruffled, thongh simple looking gen
iuses who succeed in smuggling. New
II.- Was All night.
Papa, jestingly, to little Karl, the hit
ter's lady cousin iicing present:
'How ol 1 i- O.isin Katie, Kail?"
"Ah, bnr. Karl. 1 didn't expect that.
When the l;;ik-s are aimiiid y i : should
always take a year or two oil tii.-ir jure."
"1 did do that, papa." Fliegemle
Tlie TrMii!c as t -.pri'-cs.
Brigg.s How il'ies ii hupiM-ti that
Sprigs ifu't jroit: to make a s-i-c!i at
that family reunion ( f yours?
Drigg:s Why --. r S;irir;;s is going to
uin to rea l tin letter. "f regret from
the distinguhed m, u who will proba
bly er btj uiiahle to coaio. Chicago
Barn Wire Cn:
are. without doubt, the most painful and
the worst looking en's or bruises an ani
mal receives A man is not wise or
thoucbtfiii who does not have a be ttle of
Krmi'e'8 German Oil. It is tbe great
Germun wonder fr,r barb wire or any
other kind of cuts acd bruises. Only
25c and good for man or beast, llartz
Cubeb Cough Cure One minute.
PIEABVRBH OF HEHOIV.
What a blessed thing is memory ! How
it brings up the pleasures of tbe past,and
hides its unpleasantnesses! Yoti recall
your childhood days, do vou not, and
w:sh they would retorn? You remem
ber the pleasant associations, while the
unpleasant ones are forgotten. Perhaps
to jour mind comes the face of seme
fritna. It was on;e a pale, sad face. It
showed murks of pain, line of care
It seemed to be looking into the here
after, tue unknown future. And then
you recalled how it brightened, how it
recovered its rosy hue. how it became a
picture of happiness and joy. Do you
rtmemoermeEe mings7 Many people do,
and gladly tell how the health returned.
how happiness came buck, how the world
seem d bright. They tell how they were
once weaa, nerveless, perhaps in pain,
certainly unhappy. They tell of sleepless
nights, restless days, untouched feed, un
strung nerves. And then they tell how
they became happy, healthy and strone
oace more. You have beard it often in
ttie past, have you nott You have heard
oeople describe how they were cured aud
kept in health? You certainly can re
member what it is that has so
helped people in America. If not
listen to what Mrs. Anoie Jenness
Miller, who is known universally as the
t,reat drets reformer, says: "Six years
aeo, when suffering from mental care
and overwork, I received the most pro
nounced benefit from the use of that
great medioine. Warner's Safe Cure." Ah.
now you remember. Now you recall
how many people you have beard 3 y
this same thine. Now you recollect how
much you have heard of this great Cure.
Now you are ready to admit that memory
is usually pleasioe. that the highest
pleasure comes from perfect health, and
that this grf at remedy has done more to
producs and prolong health than any
other discovery ever known in the entire
history of the whole world.
THB NEW YBAB IS HBHB.
Xo oae rerert the departure
of decrepit old '91. He served
his day or rather the 365 of
them and hia Biicceseor will
be his superior. The old is
a;o".e, the new is here. You
car nothing about the many
things we had in stock last sum
mer; but now', -that's dilferent.
dieter, and you can't help but
be interested. We have deter
mine! to close ou; all our over
coats, and have cut the prices
desp into the cost. Boys' and
children's $3.50, $4 and $5 coats
all go at 6 i 20. Boys' and chil
dret's G, $7 and S coats H :S
Men's overcoats in proportion.
1728 Second Ave.
N. B. We are still selling
gloves at half price.
SOLVED THE PROBLEM.
The inventor of the New Scale Kim
hall Piano was overjsyed when he found
what a success he had made of it, and tbe
above cut represents his feelirsjj Have
jou examined these pianos? Do not
confound them with tbe old stenciled
make, but call and see the New Scale;
they are the finest in the land. We have
just received a fine assortment in An
t que O.ik, Bird's Eye Maple. Mahogany,
Satin. Walnut, French Walnut and Rose
Wood finish cases. Call early and sec
tbe finest vanety ever shown in the city
of Rock Island.
35. E07 Bowlby, 1725 Secjad Ave.
Discount Sale continued this
week. Save money.
We are getting ready to take
invaatary. means tedious
hard work. The more we have
the harder it is.
To move goods out quickly and
induce you to anticipate your
wants we inaugurate this week a
From all cash purchases
amounting to $1 and over we
1 0 Per Cent.
This account applies to all de
partments except Black Dress
Goods and Domestics.
"Rock TslancL Illinois.
THE LARGEST STOCK OF
Furniture and Carpets
IN THE THREE CITIES.
1525 and 1527
121, 126 and 128
POCKET KNIVES and SCISSORS took tbe highest premium
for quality. If you want a good knife try one.
One need not be told what a nice present an eleg ant Carvinr
Set like those I have to show will be. Also those
Gold Medal Carpet Sweepers.
Every woman that keeps house wants one. Wrought Iron
finish Fire Sets and Irons.
Acorn Stoves and Ranges
are the leaders made in Illinois for our soft coal and every one
gnaranteed. Ihese are all good things to buy at Christmas or
any other time. Come in an 1 see how much ( have to show von
that is useful and novel in housekeeping goods.
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third Ave. and Twentieth Street, Rock Island.
J. B. ZIMMER,
Will sell for the next 30 days all his overcoatings at 1."
per cent less than the regular prices.
Stab Block, Opposite Harper House.
You can save money by trading at the Old Re'.iaUe
o AjNTD IO CENT STORE.
Crockery, Cutlery, Tinware, Classware aud Wooden
MRS. C. MITSCH'S, 1314 Third Are.
City Steam Bakery,
.226 Seventeenth Street.
Always on Hand:
Leave your ordcrt with at for Wedding
10 Per Cent
uouuiieuiiuill DiariKet taV
linens, nanneis, colored dress
goods, black and colored siife
corsets, gloves, hosiery, -ji
wear, table spreads,
spreads: in fact from ever-,
thing in the house with a-0
exceptions. A grand opcr.
tunity for you to
continued this week. Bit
and Party Cakes. We have the best cake bak
MUNROE, DeRUE & ANDERSON.