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Attend the games tomorrow.
Go to Harper's theatre tonight.
Henry Dudley, ot Des Moines, is call
ing on Rock Island friends.
A good show to popular prices at Har
per's theatre all this week.
Base ball bats five cents each, large
and small, at McCabe Bros.
This week 2 ) psr cent off on every roll
of wall, piper at Sutcliffe's.
One ot the best companies on the road
at Harper's theatre tonight.
Cunningham will be here tomorrow
morning and will pitch tomorrow.
R- P. Wait, of Roynolds. was in the
city a few hours yesterday on business.
Charles E. Adams and wife returned
to iay from a very pleasant trip to the
W. C. Ooborne, of Cincinnati, Ohio, is
in the city spending a few days with
Mrs. Marie Helm and Mrs. Eatherine
Mitchell cf Freeport, are visiting Mrs. J.
Miss Delia A 11am left this morning for
a two months' visit with friends in Mt.
Capt. J. M. Montgomery and wife have
returned f rc m a few days' visit to friends
Two games of base ball for 25 cents
tomorrow. First game called at 1:30.
second at 3 45.
Miss Bessie Lie, entertained a Email
party of friends at her home on Molioe
avenue last evening.
Base ball tomorrow. Two games for
one admission. First game called at
1:30; tecotm p.ame at 3 45.
Joliet vs Rock IsUndMoline tomor
row. One admission for two games.
Games called at 1:30 and 3:45.
Ex-MsTsr Henry Carse returned last
night from a pleasant trip to Pittsburg.
New York and the sea shore.
Sutcliffe was never undersold on wall
paper, and still he gives you a cut of 20
per cent on every roll this week.
A new telephone has been placed in
te Rock Islander offlie. No. 1252, and
another, No. 1253. has been placed in
residence of W. P. Quayle.
Mrs. Emma Lloyd swore out a warrant
yesterday before Magistrate Wivill,
charging Thos. Doyle with disorderly
conduct. Doyle was fined $3 and costs.
The pump was stopped at the lower
end station this morning, and the sewer
gates raised, to that further danger from
overflow through that source need not be
The Rock Island Turners captured the
second prizj on singing as well as the
ladies' first prlza at Dubuque, and their
friends are delighted over the laurels they
have won. They will all be home
Still selling at cost aud below. At our
present low prices W2 are giving 20 per
cent off on every roll of wall paper that
we sell this week and until all our present
stock is disposed of. Call early and ee
cure a bargain at Sutcliffe's.
Mrs. D. Luncsdea, of Chicago, will
deliver a free lecture to ladies only at the
Christian church, on Third avenue and
Fifteenth street. Wednesday afternoon.
July 23, at 2:30 p. m. "Woman; Her
Home, Health and Happiness.'7
The first of a series of band concerts at
the Watch Tower, will occur tomorrow
evening from 7:30 to 9:30. There will
be a band of 20 pieces present, and if the
entertainment proves a success, they will
be continued at regular internals through-
out the summer.
This being the evening for the regular
weekly concert, D. Roy Bowltiy has been
at work several days attempting to secure
a band. At the last moment Prof. Otto,
of Davenport, came to the rescue and the
result will be a concert tonight. A good
programme has been arranged.
In the county court the case of the
State vs. Will: am Snell and Edwin Dill,
which was certified from the circuit court,
is being tried. The charge is the larceny
of a coa. and States Attorney Slugeon
and E. E. Parmenter are prosecuting.
while McEairy & McEniry are conduct
ing the defence.
The Kibbey aud Paul dramatic rep
ertoire company opened a week's en'
gagemont at Harper's theatre last even
ing in ' Lucxy Ranch." All the characters
were well portrayed, the Patricious
O'MnlicV of W. M. Paul and the Mexican
girl of 'rs. Paul beinc particularystrong.
TH?ht ' Tae Factory Girl" will be pre-
The Boston stoic at Davenport is un
dergoins many important changes, which
take cf 'lie form of a complete renova
tion. An addition of CO by 80 feet has
been buU on in tae rear, and the entire
interior baa Leen Gnished with oak fix
tUrfK and hrd finish. The front of the
Used in Millions of Homes
building is being entirely remodeled aad :
when completed will be modern and
metropolitan in all respects.
A. F. Schmid, who Is now making a
specialty of lightning rod work, has just
completed the pointing of Black Hawk
Inn at the Tower. Mr. Schmid has done
work on a number of the finest buildings in
the three cities which has in every in
stance proved highly satisfactory. He
is fully equipped to handle any work in
This is one of the hottest days of the
season and probably the most oppres
sively so, owing to the closeness of the
atmosphere. The signal service reported
the temperature at 90 at 3 o'clock this
afternoon, with indications of a contin
uation of fair weather and torrid temper
ature until tomorrow night when a de
ciine may be expected.
The Milwaukee special that took the
Turners to Dubuque Saturday night had
one experience that not one train in a
million has Near Delmar, Clinton coun
ty, it ran squarely over a man and did
not hurt a hair of his head. He was not
under a bridge either. The fellow had a
load on. and had fallen under it, and lay
dead asleep in the middle of the track.
The roadbed there was not surfaced up
very high between the rails, and as the
fellow lay on his back, spread eagle fash
ion, he was low enough to avoid being
caught by the locomotive's fire box or any
of the break levers. The whole train
went over him and he did not awaken.
The Argus has not seen "nothing in
the Gest suit but personal aspects" a3 the
Union holds, nor has its disposition been
to misrepresent Mr. Gest. It has merely
taken the part of the taxpayers against
one who has sought to place them under
obligations to him. It has done as it
would in any case, not believing Mr. Gest
any better than any other citizen who
might take It into his head to demand
$3,000 of the city in a way to cast dis
favor on a popular system of municipal
progression. It is strange the Union
don't have something more to say about
City Attorney Haas, because he has failed
to make an exception in the Gast case
and advise the city in a manner favorable
to the plaintiff in this case.
Possibly our citizens are not aware
that in the Morrell liquor cure our city
has one of the greatest blessings, for
many of our people that has located
in our midst in many a day. Moral
suasion has biea tried, but has not met
the case. Lectures have been delivered
by men of eloquence, but their persua
sions have been unheeded. In the Mor
rell cure we have something practical.
safe and sure. In our own city not a
few have been and are being treated, and
in every case results have been satisfac
tory. It is right that our people do all
they can to induce those given to the
opium or liquor habits to consult Drs
Synder and Morrell, and take the Morrell
treatment and be bea'.ed. There are
many cases who would be treated, but do
not feel able. In such cases cannot
friends aid. that those in whom they take
an interest may be cured? The company
will do ail possible to make payments
easy for the poor. Remember the insti
tute is located in Buford block.
A grand moonlight excursion will be
given on the fine steamer Josephine and
barge. Mamie tu, on thursday evening.
July 21. Good music and dancing free.
Good order will be preserved and a
pleasant time is assured. The boat will
leave Divenport at 8 p. m. and Rock
Island at 8:30 p. m., returning at mid
nignt. Tickets 25 cents each. George
Lamont, agent. Rock Island. James
She Couldn't Recover.
A long haired, hairy faced, largo foot
ed native of the Grand Iliver swamps,
after having made fires in winter and
swept out in summer in a country law
yer's office for seven or eight years, was
by an indulgent court admitted to the
bar. He located at K , a little coun
ty seat, and bngan trying to practice.
A yonng woman whom an old gentle
man had taken in her' infancy to his
home and reared as his own child sued
his estate for the value of her services
during the time she had lived in his
The widow was executrix, and cm
ployed onr Grand liver tyro as counsel,
along with a fairly good lawyer. In
looking up authorities on the case, the
good lawyer read one to his co-con nsel.
which held in such cases "that the de
cedent stood in loco parentis to ;bc
child, and services could not be recov
ered for unless there had been a special
contract for pay." And this seems to
be the law in most of the states. The
Grand riverian inado the opening argu
ment, and undertook to quote from the
authority in question to the probate
court, "Why, sir," said he, "this old
man was a locust in parenthesis to this
girl, and sho can't recover in this suit."
Sidewalk brick at T H. Ellis'.
40 Years the Standard
THE VERY LATEST.
Thomas Cook Dead.
London, July 19. The death is an
nounced of Thomas Cook, the well known
pioneer in the tourist excursion business.
Homestead, July 19. Gov. Pattison
arrived this marning and will stay four
days to inspect the troops. Outeide this
excitement, strikers are very gloomy.
Secretary Lovejov at noon today appeared
before Aid. McMisters and swore infor
mation against 15 more Homestead strik
The or:d's sir in Congress.
Washington. July 19. The house dis
agrees to tiie senate appropriation or
$5 000.000 for the world's fair. Sunday
closing amendment was agreed to and the
prohibition ameidmeit defeated.
The Hlaelt Hawk Inn.
The Black Hawk Inn will cater to the
orderly class of citizens. Questionable
characters are not permitted on the
grounds, and an era ser will be in attend
ance to enforce tbis rule. Dishes, cut
lery and tableware for rent, and coffee,
cream, sugar, hot water, etc., for sa e to
picnic part.es. J. E. Montrose.
C RADICATES BLOOD POI
SON AND BLOOD TAINT.
Cevekal bottles of Swift's Specific (S.S. 5.)
entirely clennsed my system of contagious
blood poison of the very worst tvjie.
Wm. S. LooMib, thrtveport. La.
CURES SCROFULA EVEN
IN ITS WORST FORMS.
I HAD SCROFVI-A in 1S81, and e'ennsed my
system entirely from it by taking seven
bottles of S. S.S. 1 have not had any symp
toms since. C. W. Warot,
Spartanburg, S. C
HAS CURED HUNDREDS Or
CASES OF SKIN CANCER.
Treatise on Blood and Skin Diseases mailed
free. Swift Specific Co., Atlanta. ia.
1 o call your attention to a few facts :
Yonr evesicht is priceless the eyes need good
care; improper spectacles are usurious, yon
should i ot trust your eyesight to irresponsible
peddlers of cheap spectacles.
H D. FOLSOM
Is a Practical Optician, and will take pains to
properly fit your eyes for every defect of vision
and will guarantee a perfect tit in every case.
tr fM prrt him f AthrM. m.1 mt In tartta.. Ootw I. . or VMa
If the lines in this diamond Spur do not
appear equally black in all the different
meridians, it indicates a defect of sight
that causes nervous head-ache and should
be corrected at once. Eyes tested free.
H. D. F0LS0M,
Jeweler and Optician.
Notice to Contractors.
Sealed proposals will be received at the City
Clerk's office. Rock Island, III., until Monday. 5
o'clock p-m. August 1st, ISO!, fur cousiructinc
the improvement ordered by aii ordinance of siid
city passed March 7th, 1S!M. and amendments
thereto and is cntiiled "An ordinance for the im
provement of East and West Seventeenth streets
from F:rst to Socona avenues, and of Sixteenth
street irom first to Third avenues, and of Fif
teenth and Fourteenth streets from Second to
Third avenues,'1 sa l for furnishing the mateiils
and doinc the won according to the plans aud
sneclfications therefor on file at the City clerk's
office. Blanks bi s will be furnished on applica
All bids must he sccompanied with a certified
check in the sum or Five hundred dollars, paya
ble to the order of the trea-urer of said city, hich
shall become forfeited to said city in case the bid
der shall fail to enter into contract with approved
secnri'ies to execute the wjk for the price men
tioned in his bid, and according to the plans and
specifications in the event that thj contract
should be awarded to him.
The licbt to reject any or all bids or proposals
received Is hereby expressly reserved by saiG ciiy.
Kohert Koehlek, City Clerk.
Rock Island, 111. July lith, 189-
of any Straw Hat in the store, including $1.50, $1 and 75c o-rades, at
of a lot of Mens Tennis Flannel Shirts at 15c, 25c and 50c
YOUR CHOICE sMrebM,
of a lot of Men's Suits, 1, 2, and 3 of kind at $9.90, worth $12 to $15
of a lot of bargains in Boys' and Children's suits, ; .
. at prices that will make you happy.
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1615 and 1617 Second Avenud
New styles of
D. ROY BOEBY'S,
1726 Second Ave.
-Base Ball Headquarters. -
Cigar Store and Billiard Parlor.
Always on hand the finest brands of don est :c
and imported ciuars. All brands ot tnbxnco.
The score of all the ball games will be received
L. GLOCKHOFP, Prop.,
3 8f 8 Second m ve
M c 1NTIRE
Good Values in
Prices vary according
to style of bandies and
1525 and 1527
POCKET KNIVES and SCISSORS took 'he highest premium
for quality. If you want a good knife try one.
One need not be told what a nice present an elegant Carvinz
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.
are the leaders made in Illinois for our soft coal and every one
guaranteed. These are all good things to buy at Christmas or
any other time. Come in and see how much I have to show yoa
that is useful and novel in housekeeping goods.
JOHN" T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third Ave, and Twentieth Street, Rock island.
Are being made in
Embroidered Kobes, etc.
Robes that were $0, cow $i
Robes that were $3,
now $6. one-third off,
price of any robe.
Two or three months cf
warm weather to
Can't we sell you some
of these goodtf
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
124, 123 and 128
Stoves and Ranges