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THE ARGUS. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 181)2.
Eggs 19c at f pub!'.
O.-der your fish il Young's
Nice young poultry at Browner's.
Imported slss cheese at W.A.Ehleb's.
Celery aad s veet potatoes at YouoR'e.
Lake trout anl white fish at W. A.
Fresh fi:b, oysters and celery at
Drefstd chickens atid turkeys at
Try some of those fncy in.ss mackerel
at W. A. Ebleb's.
Butter and egija at tbe lowest market
price at Browcer's .
The St. Patrick's society will gire their
annual ball at Armory hal! on March 17.
Charles Ila'ticgs hiB been appointed a
fireman at the Ceotre! engine house to
ucced H. F. Biecker.
President D. H. L-mderback of the
street railway syndicate, arrived at the
Harper lust citht from Chicago.
Mr. and Mrs. Ransom R. Cable ard
the Misses Cable leave for Los Angeles
and other southern California points Sat
urday. Rev. J. H. Kerr will lead the tempt r
ance nietiicg at the Christian chapel on
Triday evening instead f f Rev. W. 8.
Marquis who has been called i Minoonk.
The meetics of the TwinC:ty Colum
bian Celebration committee which was
to have been held in Moline this evening
hat been postponed until Saturday eve
ning. The rcu;h vexed street car q'i'.stion in
Dyenport was settled by the council
adoptisg a new ordinance last evening
which insures the retention of the loop
lines with the xcep'.ion of the Tremont
avenue briEch which the company re
fused to ophite, and street car matters on
that side of the river as on this, are now
on a satisfactory basis.
AT TUE ALT A II.
JBiOl kprlir ind tliwN ki'r Hard
Vitrrt tlainrec of John Mrhlein
fr int !NiM Emma SI. l-leBroti.
At 5 30 o'clock last evening at St.
Joseph's chorea, Rv. Thomas Mackin
pronounced the word which united the
fates of Miss Kate Ilurd, of this city, and
Daniei Ketler, of Dnyccport. The couple
were attended by Mits Maaie Hard, a
sister of the bride, and James Fuller.
The lr!de apneared in a handsome
wecldics !unie of soft gray material
trirun.nl iu crepe decbioe, and the groom
wasat'iri t in the conventional black,
lance:! i .u-iy after the ceremony the bridal
party er: driven to the home of the
hriie s parents, Robert Hurd and ife, 1330
First avenue, where a sumptuous
weddine s. pp. r was served and the
guests iciuijed in an appropriate c;!e
hration uf the joyous event. The young
couple are bmU well known in this vi
cinity, the rrM : ' eicg one cf Rock Isl
and's tnot estimable young ladies and
the groom a prosperous young business
man of Davenport. They were the re
cipients of a large number of handsome
resents from admiring friends, and will
be at home to tbeir friends at 1617 Rip
ley street, Davenport, where the croorc
has prepared a handsome home
At the residence of the bride's parents,
Anton Deienrcth and wife, 1318 Fourth
avenue, at o'clock lsst evening occurred
the marrtat' of Miss Emm M. Deiscn
roth to J:ha S:hlemracr, Rev. R. F.
Sweet, of Trinity Episcopal church, offi
ciating. Miss Clara Deisenroth, a oister
of the bride, wns bridesmaid, and Henry
111 acted a0 bes. man. Only the immedi
ate relatiTcs of thn contracting parties
wcrejprescnt. and afier the ceremony "he
The Sham and the Real.
Every good thing has its imitators, every genuine article
its counterfeits. The Ammonia and Alum Bakiagf Powders
sold over the counters arc no more like Dr. Price's Cream
Baking Powder, than the paste is like the real diamond, or a
counterfeit is like one of the old master's genuine paintings.
"When greedy and merciless manufacturers claim their
adulterated and harmful baking powders are as good as Dr.
Price's, they know they arc not telling the truth. These
people know they are destroying the stomachs ar.d the com
plexion of the consumers, and there are many grocers recom
mending such powders over their counters knowing same,
to be injurious and worthless simply to make a large profit
Dr. Price, a concientious physician, has spent a lifetime
in perfecting and popularizing his Cream Baking Powder,
the only Pure Cream Tartar Powder now to be obtained.
Multitudes of imitators all over the land have sprung up,
not to imitate the purity of Price's Cream Baking Powder,
but to see how cheap they could make their counterfeits and
hoodwink the public.
Some tise Ammonia and others Alum, but all these shams
cry in chorus, "Buy this, its just as good as Dr. Price's and
Price's Cream Baking Powder is the standard for purity
and perfection the world over, and is beyond comparison.
Dr. Price stands for Pure Food and a foe to all shams. .
company partook of an elegant wedding
supper. Lter it the evening the couple
were given a se enade by Bleuer's or
chestra, and the cccasion wes made merry
by the guests indulging in general socia
bility. Tee brioe ia well known and
highly respected t nd the lucky groom is
a "manipulator of the silent message" on
the Moline Republican and has hosts of
friends who will ish them much i y and
prosperity through life. They were the
recipients of meny beautiful presents
from friends at home and abroad, ard will
make tbeir to re i t 1307 Fourth avenue
where Mr. Schlerimer has handsomely
furnished a cottsg ; Kr the reception of
Charles V Ilimmoul and Miss Lora
B Divid, of Pre-euption, were married
by J a'ge Waterman at Davenport yes
terday. Thomas Droppel. asold'er at Rock Isl
and arsenal, and Miss Kate Brown, of
Davenport, were married by 'Squire
Cooke at his resideace the otbir evening.
itr.and Jlr. Kj ner Olrbrate Thi ir
fctxtreath Wt-drting AIVfimri
A Mnrretfefal mprnf I'arty.
Dr. and Mrs. G. L. Eyster entertained
friends from Molina, Rock Island arsenal
and this city to tbe number of about 80
at their handsome home.HODjSecond ave
nue, last evening. The occasion was
tbe sixteenth annivt rsary of their wed
ding and it was an exceedingly pleasant
company of their friends that gathered
to celebrate the event. Progressive
euchre was the crdcr of the evening,
during the course of which dainty re
freshments weri ser ved and a numb?r of
handsome prizas awarded to the winner
of honors at the tables. It was in all a
very delightful affair and the eve
ning's enterUinment was highly appre
ciated by every one res?nt.
A SCCCES-KL SCUI-KHE.
A decided success in the way of a sur
prise psrty wss given O. E. McGinlt-y
and wife at their hcis over 221 Twen
tieth street last evening. Oa tbeir rturn
home from an evtniag call they were
astonished to find thi house occupied by
a j )lly company who had taken posses
sion. The evening vas spirit in dancing
and general sociabiiiiy, refreshments be
ing served and all w io were present en
i yed an evening Ion to be remem bered.
Tee following were present:
Katir R Ke'iy
Alice C awill.
eore- Foro ,on H:ill
Isaac Monk .ndv Hihlman
Jamcf Conwell Nathan Holsnpple
John Normoylr ttrve Condi a
George Holpapplc I:oy HoUapple
Mepors. nd Mepdame;
John O'Connor W D Holeapple
W B Grave Joseph tiro-ier
L T Hall George Kocnigw ktr
One minate time o'ten makesageat
difference a one minute remedy for
bronchitis, choking up of the tbroat,
lime, etc., of course is a great bles'ing.
Cubeb Cough Cure in such a remedy it
will afford decided relief in one minute.
No family will be without it after once
trying it. For sale by all druegists.
Bartz & Bahnsen, wholesale agents
Miss Flora A. Jones, South Bend, Ind
Purchaser' a bo'tle of your "blusnes"
of Arerd. cor. of Fittl ave. and Madison
st. I find it delighlfu . Will gladly rec
ommend it to others. Yours respec fully,
Fred M. Robekts
With Marshall Field i, Co , Chicago, III.
Mr. Roberts is not t only onu who
finds "Blush of Ros" deligh'ful, as
many ladies and eentl -men etn te-ify.
who have purchased it from TV H.Thomas.
For scrofula in every form Hood's
sarsaparilla is a radicai. reliable cur :. It
has an um quailed reef rd of cures.
STORY OF A PITHOLE.
60ME OF ITS STRIKING PASSAGES
RECALLED BY A VISIT.
Bow the Magic City, of V ester Penn
sylvania Sprang I p la a Few Months
and Ilel Out in Lens Than Two Tears.
The Ground of a Once Thriving City.
Xo city in America, and few in the
world, have had so wonderful a history as
Pithole, which lies in a little valley some
five hours' journey from Pittsburg and
about as distant from Buffalo. Early in
December, tSt, the site of this town was
occupied ly two farms, and its inhabitants
could be numltered on one's fingers.
At that time the oil regions were in the
most terrific throes of the initial petroleum
excitement. Fortunes were flying by on
the wings of the wind in the Titusvillo
field, and those who were quick enough
reached ont nnd grasped them.
Wildcatters were prospecting in every
direction for new territory, and early in
the lat month of 1S04 a well was begun
here, in what has since been the Mystic
City. Work was continued until Jan. 7,
when oil was struck. Xo pumps were
needed. The well, Xo. 4, U. S., proved to
lie a pusher. Great streams of fluid gold
burst from the bowels of the earth and
rose high in the air, overrunning all the
surrouudins land. Oil sold at five dollars
per barrel, and this well was making 1.5U0
barrels per u.y.
Those were the days of "Coal Oil
Johnny" and other famous characters;
days when all were on the alert for news
from the field, ready to move at an hour's
warning. So when a horseman dashed
over the wild road from Pithole to Titus
ville with the word that Xo. 4, V. S., had
proved a gusher, excitement knew no
bounds. Hundreds started at once for the
new fields, on horses, in wagons, on foot,
with baggage and without.
In six weeks from the time the first well
was struck the population of Pithole
reached 6.000. By midsummer this had
trebled. By October the Magic City bad
reached its most astounding stage of de
velopment. At that time two theaters
were in full blast, oue of which (Murphy's)
In the town were a dozen hotels, anions
them the Chase House, the St. Clond, the
Danforth. the St. Nicholas and the Morey,
some of which had been built at a cost of
40,OH0 each. A Honian Catholic and a
Methodist church were completed, and a
Presbyterian church, "built just for fun."
was under way. Two railroads were fin
ished ami others were beinjr surveyed.
The postoilice handled more mail mat
ter than any other in the state of Pennsyl
vania except those at Philadelphia and
Pittsburg. Residences, barrooms, dance
houses, brokers' offices, banks, drugstores,
law offices and other buildings covered
what a few mouths previous had leon tilled
fields. Rattling old Dick Iongvcll (since
then of the Oil City Derrick) burst into
town one day ready to start a daily news
paper, but he couldn't get a building for
love nor money. Longwell, however, was
a newspaper man.
"I'll issue the first numlxr of the Pit
hole Daily Record, " he roared, '"before day
light tomorrow, if we have to work in a
And he did, but his. compositors stood
knee deep in mud while working at their
At this time, October, ISfio. Pithole was
a seat of trade employing millions of dol
lars in money, a city with the third largest
postoffice in the state; a city with water
works, efficient fire and police departments,
magnificent hotels and theaters, teeming
with a busy, industrious, enterprising gen
eral population, and with artisans, mer
chants, speculators, agents and profes
sional men; a city with railroads, express
and telegraph offices, and the ordinary ac
cessories to populous municipalities.
A COMPARISON OF PH1CES.
A party of Philadelphia capitalists found
an old farmer named Copeland, who
owned 200 acres of land three-fourths of a
mile south of Pithole. They offered him
$700,000 for the property, but he refused it,
saying he "wouldn't hev no home ef th'
old house wuz sold."
Another man. living two miles north of
the city, was offered $TjO,Oiio for his farm
of 2fio acres, but he swore that it would
not be sold for less than $1,000,000. Both
of these farms were tested, and not enough
oil was found to pay for pumping the
When the correspondent came to Pit
hole a short time since he had to let down
bars cf a fence to get in. Xot a soul lives
there. A farmer in the valley four years
ago purchased the entire city, buildings
and all, for $1,500, which was paid to the
collector of taxes. Your correspondent
drove to the renowned postoffice. Two
calves thrust their heads through an
empty window frame and gazed at him.
Three or four sheep srampered out of what
was once the $tX),000 Danforth House.
Graded embankments of the railroads re
main, but the rails and ties are gone.
A poplar tree twenty feet high is grow
ing in the cellar of the National hotel, on
First street. The Metropolitan theater is
gone. Grass, stones and underbrush cover
the site of Murphy's theater. The Morey
hotel, the Patterson, the St. Cloud, the St.
-Nichohis and the llubbs House have van
ished. The sites of Delmonico's cafe and
of the Johnson House can be located only
by half filled cellars, overgrown with weeds
A SCKKE OF IiF.SOLATIOX.
Dr. Christie s residence, on First street,
and the banking house of Prather& 'Wads
worth, on Holnulen street, remain in a fair
state of preservation. Our correspondent
climbed through the broken glass door of
a large drug store on First street and
brought away from the shelves several
fancy phials as souvenirs. In Main street,
where millions of dollars once daily
changed hands, are stacked cornstalks.
The avenues erstwhile lined with resi
dences are tilled fields.
Today Pithole is n scene of desolation.
L'pon the bill overlooking the ruin stands
the Presbyterian church. Its bell still
hangs, its pews remain, and on the pulpit
desk rests the clergyman's Bible. One of
the builders of this edifice was a Scotch
man, who amassed great wealth, and left
Pithole in its glory to go to his home
across the water. A few years since he
died, leaving a large sum to the church
away out there in Pennsylvania. But the
society had long before disbanded, and the
money could not be disposed as directed.
The decline of the Magic City com
menced within a year of its wonderful
'rise. Oil gave out in lSNi. and a terrible
fire swept the town. All the old timers
moved away. All? Xo: all but a score.
These quietly sleep among the briars and
bushes that run riot over the little grave
yard where they were laid away when the
now dead city was a boiling, seething cal
dron of business. Cor. Philadelphia Press.
"Every tab should stand on its owe
bottom." That is where Erause'a Ger
man Uil stands. It makes no compar
isons with other preparations of a sim
ilar nature, but broadly claims as an ex
ternal application it has no superior.
For sale by all druggists. II art z & Bihn
sen, wholesale ogenis.
Is a concentrated extract of Sarsaparilla,
Yellow Dock, Pipsissewa, .Juniper Berries,
Mandrake. IVamielion, and other valuable
vegetable remedies, every ingredient being
strictly pure, aud the best of its kiud it is
possible to buy.
It is prepared by thoroughly competent phar
macists, in the most careful maimer, by
a peculiar Comoinatinn, Proportion and
Process, giving to it curative power
It will erne, when in the power of medicine,
SiT.fuia. Salt Rheum. H!.wd Poisoning,
Cancerous and all other Himn;rs, Malaria,
Dyspepsia. Piliot:uets, Sick Headache,
C..!;h ill, i;he:Miiatis:n. and all difficulties
wi;h the Liver and Kidneys.
It ovi res liies Th;it Tired Feeling. Creates an
Appetite. ai:d gives great mental, nerve,
brili'y. and digestive strength.
Hood's S:irs.-ipai ilia is sold by all druggists.
M: six for ?5. Prepared only by C. I. Hood
& Co.. A;lhecaries, Lowell. Mass.
X. P.. If jvu divide to take Hood's Sarsapa
rilla uojiot be induced to buy any other.
SOLVED THE PKOBLEM.
' :The inventor of the New Scale Kim
ball Piano was overjoyed when he found
what a success he had made of it, and the
above cut represents his feelings Have
you 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 lan 3. We have
just received a fine assortment in An
tique Oak, Bird's Eye Maple, Mahogany,
Satin. Walnut, French Walnut and Rose
Wood finish Ckses. Call early and see
the finest variety ever shown in the city
of Rock Island.
E. Ecy Eowlby, 1725 Sec;sd Ave.
Billiard and Pool Parlors.
Bavin? Jnst furnished a fine Prlor nptairi sno
cqntvped it with two of Brnnswlck & Balkc's
limit Billiard Table, al&o two fine Pool
IN THE CIGAR STORE
the flnejt l:ne of Imported and Domestic Cigars
and Tobacco in the market.
1S08 Second .Avenue.
Toys and Candy.
CIGARS AI TOBACCO.
If you wish to see a nice line
of VALENTINES call and
see our display.
W. TREFZ & CO.,
2223 Fourth Ave.
Estate of Herman Buntenbach. deceased.
The undersigned having been appointed execn.
trix of the last will and testament of Herman
Bnntenbach. late ef the county of Rock Island,
state ot Illinois, deceased, hereby gives notice
that she will appear before the eonntr court of
Rock Island county, at the office of the clerk of
said eonrt,in the citv of Rock Island, at the
April term, on the first Monday in April next,
at which time ail persons hiving claiat against
said estate are notified and requested to attend
for the purpose of having the same adjusted. All
persons indebted to said estate are requested to
make immediate payment to the undersigned.
Ka'ed this 8th day of January, A. D. 188.
GKRTKTJDE BUNTJSNBACH, Executilx.
Sealed proposals win be received up to Febru
ary Mti for taking dowa and completely remov
ing the brick bouse nn the northeast corner of
Seventh avenue and Ninet enth st-eet, formerly
the J. W. Spencer homestead. For particulars
nqnireof COLLI SB BBOB.
M c ! NTIRE
Jk. FEW FLYERS
Few pieces WOOL CASHMERES
7c a Yard.
PRINTS-One lot prints, have been
6c, 64c, 7c, go at
Sc a Yard.
GINGHAMS One case ginghams,
c a Yard.
Very good qua'ity.
DRESS GOODS AND STRIPES
Have been 1 9c to 2oc, closing price
12 l-2ca Yard.
THE LARGEST STOCK OF
Furniture and Carpets
IN THE, THREE; CITIES,
1525 and 1527
121, 12G andl2S
POCKET KNIVES and SCISSORS took the highest premium
for quality. If you want a good knife try one.
One need not be told what a nice present an elecant Carving
Set like those I have to show will be. Also those
Gold Medal Carpet Sweepers.
?-ry woman lbat keePS bouse wants one. Wronght Iron
finish Fire Seta and Irons.
Acorn Stoves and Ranges
are the leaders mda in Tin
guaranteed. I hese are all good things to buy at Christma3-or
any othei time. Come in anisee how much I have to show you
trior i a nart A 1 v .
ia 4uu uuvsi iu Housekeeping goods.
JOHN T. NOFTSKER.
Cor. Third Ave. and Twentieth Street, Rock Island.
For CHOICE MEATS Gn to
H. Treman & Sons,
All telephone orders promptly fiiled.
WE HAVE THE FINEST
Bread, Cakes, Pies and Buns
In the city Aleo see our line of fresh fried Cakes, Cream
Pies and Cream Puffs, Angel Foods, etc., and many
other varieties too numerous to mention We a'so pet
up the finest of Wedding and Party CaWes, and Oyster
Patties a epacialty. Only the bast of material use ! in
the manufacturing of all these goods, and lirst-class
workmanship guaranteed. We deal largely in Wedding
Cake. Ornaments of all kinds,
MTJNROE, DeRUE & ANDERSON
You can save money by trading at the Old Reliable
o AND io CENT STORE.
Crockery, Cutlery, Tinware, Classware and Wooden
MRS. C. MITSCH'S, 1314 Third Ave.
FOI? THIiS WEEK
One lot wool plaids, 36 !n g0
39c a Yard.
One lot wool plaids, 4'lin.ohicp -
39c a Yard.
Be in time. Above prices wi.i Cr.t j.
Spring goods arriving. Woolen dres
goods in new spring eiJ icts.
Scotch and domestic gi itihms -.. i
other fabrics. "'
Muslin underwear, eleemt a-rrt
Telephone Na. 1103. 1700 Ttir.i Ave.