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Home Industry THE ARGUS. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15,. 1894. On Tap everywhere. Only Union labor employed. The Rock Island Brewing Company, success ors to George Wagner's Atlantic Brewery I Kuber's City Brewery and Raible & Stengel's Rock Island Brewery, as well as Julius Junge's Bottling Works, has one of the most complete Brewing establishments including Bottling de partment in the country. The product is the very best. Beer is bottled at the brewery and delivered to any part of the tri-cities, and may be ordered direct from the head offices on vo line avenue by Telephone. Call for Rock Island Brewing Co. Beer. You Can Make No more usefnl or acceptable CHRISTMAS GUT than a good Mackintosh. We have a large Stock of Ladies, Misses, Gentle men's and Boys. Styles, Qualities niul Prices will sorely please v.'ti. and now is the time to make your selection. Our Hot Water Bottles Are the Best Made. Remember vonr horse and buy him a pood Rubber Cover. It will pay you. Kvervthing in Rubber at tbe Rubber Store, pi50ne WILSON HEIGHT & CO. '-'07 Brady street, Davenport. 1 , I Your Pictures Framed Now is the time before the Christmas rush. Beautiful mouldings just in and going at the very lowest figures. Adams Wall Paper Company, 310. 312 and 314 Twentieth street. Biest Store. .Biggest stock in tbe three cities. Only a Shoit Time Till Christmas Buy Christmas Slippers Now. Large Line Right Prices WILLIAM EMIG The Fashionable Merchant Tailor Has the most replete line of new patterns in imported and domestic suitings in the city. U07 ce::3 ON WITHTHE WORK Court House Committees Bus. ily Engaged. THE COUNTY BOARD ADJOURNED Thm Work Contemplated for K Sen- The BnlldlnsT Canmlttr. rmiiMlii If lcoly The Bond ComnlttM Both Fally Organized, and Giving Attention to the t'ndertnklne; Assigned to Their Con sideration, Keapeetrrely. The court house committees of tbe county board are taking hold of their respective duties in a manner that is highly gratifying so far, to those who are anxious to see tbe project pushed through with all expedition possible. The building committee of the coun ty board met yesterday afternoon, electing W. P. Quayle chairman and J. G. Brit ton secretary. It was rec ommended to tbe board that the nec. cssary test pits preparatory to adver tising for bids from contractors be sunk immediately. The appoint ment of a supervising architect was discussed, and continued until this morning, when the committee wisely determined to abandon the idea of a a designing architect hired by the board, and to defer the appointment of a supervising architect until after the plans for the building have been adopted. A tour of inspection was also decided upon prior to the solici tation of plans, so that the commit tee will have an opportunity to gain from the designs of court houses re cently constructed in this state what is desired here. An expert builder will be employed to accompany the L-uiuuiirtee ana otner county omcials, who will start Dec. 26. A meeting 01 me Dona committee was also held yesterday afternoon. Supervisor Schoonmaker being elected chair man, and Supervisor Carey secre tary. Financiers and bankers of the city will be invited to express their views 10 me committee. Kepresen tatives of prominent bond houses of tue country, including Harris & Co., of Chicago, are in the city. This morning: a communication was read before the building commit tee from Carpenters1 and Joiners' Union. No. 1("6, protesting against the appointment of a supervising ar chitect in the person of anyone a foe 01 union laDor. is was also ordered by the committee that tbe test pits be made at once, and representatives of Davis Company are engaged, with members of the committee, in the op eration this afternoon. A communi cation from N. W. Harris & Co., of Chicago, was received by the bond committee this morning. It recommends a 10-20 year bond in preference to a 5-10 year one, the in terest payable scmi-annuallv at Chi cago or New York in even install ments, after 10 years, in denomina tions of 500 or 1,00) each. The Board Ailjonrns. A resolution instructing the dele gates to the state supervisors' con vention, t" be nolden at bdwards- ville, to endeavor to have the matter of township ballot publication re pealed at the coming session of the state legislature, was adopted. The board then adjourned, subject to the call oi tne building committee. Mora Views on tbe Bunds. "Mv ideas of the bond issue,11 said P. L. Mitchell this morning, "favor a very simple method of disposing of this matter, and which is none other than tbe provision for a 4 per cent bond issue oi tne lull amount flat. payable in equal annual installments of '$ 25,000 in live years; $25,000 in 10 years; $25,000 in 15 years; $25,000 in 20 years and $2o,000 m L'o years. To meet these periodical requirements, a sinking fund providing for $5,000 a year migiit be created." "It seems to me,11 said Capt. George Lamont, "that these bonds ought to sell as cheaply as S per cent. With the county in its pres ent solid . condition and extending over a period of 20 years, those bonds are gilt-edged; they are as good as government bonds." I would favor," said President llosen field, of the People's National bank, "a 4 per cent 10 or 15 year bond, payable in current funds. We certainly want no gold bonds." Tbe Carpenters' Union has called a mass meeting of labor representa tives at Hillier's hall at 2 o'clock to- morow afternoon to consider the court house subject. Police Points. The condition of Joseph Bush, stabbed at bears tne other evening, is reported very serious. Lyman Bessy, arrested for wife abandonment, was given a continu ance yesterday afternoon, until Tues dav, furnishing $300 bonds for his appearance. Frank McCaw and Ed Patten were bound over to the circuit court in bonds of $300 each, for grand lar ceny, by Magistrate Schroeder yes terday afternoon. After becoming beastly intoxicated in a Fourth avenue saloon yesterday atternoon, a bewildered and dilapi dated looking individual was forcibly ejected by the proprietor about 6 o clock, and landed on the sidewalk in a bloody and helpless condition. A Fire. What might have been a serious conflagration, especially from the fact that it had leen burning for quite a while before discovery, was averted in tbe (J., K. I. As Mr. yards, north or tne Cable mansion, and ad joining the sawmill, by the efficient service of the lire department, which was engaged for about two hours in extinguishing the flames. Some rat lings and railroad ties had caught fire from an engine spark yesterday afternoon auout 3 o ciuck. MORE PAVING. Mayor Medill has already be?un outlining his course for next sea son's paving operations. The usual form of legal procedure and time at tendant upon tbe letting of con tracts, etc., he intends to dispose of during the winter. Work decided upon can then lie commenced early in the spring, and the expenses and delays heretofore incurred obviated. During the past week he conferred with the different aldermen, when a partial list of next year's paving was formulated. Proposed Work. The different sections needing im provement, as submitted by tbe mayor, have been thoroughly dis cussed, and generally meet the ap proval of the aldermen, with the ex ception of a portion of Seventh ave nue. His plan was to pave the ave nue from Twelfth to Thirtieth street, and to straighten out Seventh avenue from this point on to Thirty eighth street, and pave the following season, so as to give the filling neces sary in some places ample time for settlement and become solid before paving, which is a commendable idea. There was no decision reached as to whether Seventh avenue would be paved the coming year, and it is fair to presume such an undertaking would not be advisable for the pres ent, at least, ine alleys in tbe bus iness district comprising the territo ry between Fifteenth and Twentieth streets and First and Fourth avenues, excluding Commercial and Cracker alleys, will be paved, as will also Twelfth street from Fourth avenue to the city limits. Thirtieth street from Fifth to Eighteenth avenues is included in next year's paving exten sion. Ordinances will be prepared for the work decided upon and pre sented to the council as soon as practicable. With the evinced determination thus manifested to carry forward paving, and with the glowing pros pects of bunding improvements, the coming season promises te be one of the foremost and most significant in Rock Island's history. LIVES WELL INSURED. Three Rock Island Men Now Carry an Ag. grrgate of SSOO.OOO. The St. Louis Globe-Democrat con tains what purports to be a list of ail persons in the United States who carry over f5U,00'j me insurance. Outside of Chicago, the following Illinois cities are represented in the list: l'eoriabyll persons, Sprinir 1 J I . T I 1 . n - . ueiu uv tvocK isiana oy jj, Alton by 2, Chester bv 2, Weaton 1, Pis- gah 1, Kockford 1, Evanston 2, De Kalb 1. Hark Island Policies. , The names of the Rock Island policy holders with the amount ear ned by each are: F. Weverhauser. $100,000; Ben Reynolds, $50,000; P. itevnoids, fou.000. READ THESIS A RAILROAD DEAL. The Northwestern May Own the B., C. R. & N. GRADUALLY ABSORBING ITS STOCK. Money Unking Prices on Groceries at the "Fair," I Ten port. New rolled oats 3c per pound Choice picnic hams tile per pound Fresh oyster and soda crackers 3c per pouud. Choice leaf lard 9c per pound. Snyder's catsup 19c per pint bottle. 1-pound can Van Houtan's cocoa lac. 1-pound can Banner brand Ceylon tea 12) c. East India Gherkin pickles 10c a quart. XXXX coffee 19c per package. Choice salmon 9c per can. Oil sardines SJc per can. Large package fresh thyme 6c. Large package summer savory 6c, Large package sweet marjoram 6c. i aciiage icai sage Sc. Mar tobaeco S7c per pound. Horse Shoe tobacco 30c per pound Santa Claus soap $3.75 a box. 1 pint bottle Cross & Blackwell's chow chow 27c. Fresh mixed candy 7c. Fresh cream candy 12Jc. Xmas candles 13c. Fancy mixed nuts 10c per poun I. Fresh roasted peanuts 3c a auart. Open evenings until 9 o'clock until after Amas. Special sale commenc ing Monday and continuing all week, The "Fair, 11 Davenport. At Howlby's. Guitars from $8 to $25. Violins from $1.50 to $50. Accordeons from $2 to $10. Mandolins from $6 to $35. Banjos from $7 to $25. t lutes, clarionets, and evervthmv in the small goods line, go at half price, iney are just the thing lor l Christmas present. nssMasr. Generally cloudy today, probabli light rain in late afternoon or to' night, and continued warm; cloudi Sunday and rrowin? colder Snndai afternoon; brisk southerly winds. . .1 . . a unit a temperature, 42. F. J. Wale. Observer. Hood's Sarsaprilla, acting throneh the blood, reaches every part of the system, anu in this way positively cures catarrn. Clergymen Half-fare r emails. Blanks for 1895 have been received You will please call at the office and niaKC your application lor 1895. E. I). W. Holmes, Agent. Coal Market. Hard coal, all sizes, per ton . . . .f 7 60 Discount for cash, per ton 25 Cannel coal per ton 6 00 Indiana block per ton 4 00 Kentucky lump per ton 4 25 Cartage added on less than ton ar ders. E. G Fkazek. northwestern Freight Already Over the Rand Another Iaread te Want, era Commerce for the YaadarMHs Gen eral Hews. In substantiation of the rcnort an. pearing in The Argcs a few days airo that the Chicaco A Northwest ern was gradually gobbling up the siock oi tne i., Vy. k. or st., it now learns from persons in a position to know that B., C. R. & N. freight is already passing over the O. A . W. tracks into Chicago, instead of going in over tne it. i. a ana U., if. Q., as has been the case for years. Although the two local roads have been always interested in the B , C. R. A N., the C. & N. W. has been seesawin? with them for some time endeavoring to gain control of tbe corporation, it nas nnany culmi nated in a controlling interest for tbe Northwestern. This gives to the Vanderbilts another immediate ac cession to C. R. I. & P. and C, B. A territory. The Clinton Age is authority for the corroboration of this statement, prominent railroad officials of that city vouching for its autnenticiiy. Depot Gossip. Brakeman J. M. Hefner, of the C. B. A Q., is laying off with sickness. The "ghost"1 made its regular monthly visitation on the R. I. A P today. Brakeman G. C. Jcnks is back tn work at his post on the C, B. A Q., after several days1 illness. Travelin-r Auditor D. J. McGrath. of tbe C. M. A St. P.. sncnt a few days in the city this week. W. J. Leinwerth. western nsasen- ger agent oi the Michigan Central. was a Koclt island visitor. John Pendcrs is presiding over the C, R. I. A P. yards during' the ab sence of lard master F. W. Mckee. In stepping from tbe platform of tne aepotat Frederick tbe other day. Conductor w. A. Liscom. of the "Q. slipped and fell In such a manner as to necessitate the use of a cane in walking. Holiday Kicantlon. For the holidays the Chicago. Mil waukee & St. Paul Railway company will sell excursion tickets between ail points within a distance of 200 miles at one fare and a third for the round trip. Tickets on sale Dec. 22, 23, 24, 25. 81 and Jan. 1, 195. Tickets good to return until Jan. 2. 195. b. D. . Holmes, Agent For Male Cheap. An almost new Art Garland base burner at a bargain if taken at once. Call at 1820 Second avenue. Hlg Bargain. A fine brand new upright piano oniy zoo, on time at, v oodyatt s. The Fortnae Banter's Trilcmiiiia "Well?" said tbe handsome fortune hunter to the rich man's plain daueb tcr. "Well, my sweet?" "It is no good," she sobbed, "no good. Father is bard as iron. He will not bear of the match. " "Oh!" "He says that if I marry yon I shall not have a penny from him. ' "My poor darling!" "But listen. I have made np my mind. " "How? What do yon mean?" "Jack!" cried tbe plain girl, throw ing her arniR around the fortune hunt er's neck, "Jack, I intend to marry you in spue or an:" "Oh, mon Dien!" groaned the for tune hunter. Pick Me Up. TrtE Aunts. 10c a week, delivered every evening at your door. Sale of the STRAUSS, YOHDORP & ROSE STOCK Which was sold at Auction at Chicago on December 6, now going on. KNOWLEDGE Brings comfort and improvement and tends to personal enjoyment wher. rightly need. .The many, who lire bet ter than others and enjoy lite more, with less expenditure, by more promptly adapting tbe world's trst products to the needs of physical bring, will attest the value to health of tbe pure liquid laxative principles embraced in tbe remedy, Pyrup of Figs Its excellence is due to its presenting in the form most acceptable and pleas ant to the taste, the refreshing and truly bencnciai properties oi a perfect lax tive ; effectually cleansing the system, dispelling colds, headaches and fevers and permanently curing constipation. It has given satisfaction to millions and net with the approval of tbe medical profession, because it acts on tne h.ia nera. Liver and Bowers without weak' ening them and it is perfectly free from every objectionable substance. yrnp of Figs is for sale by all drug gists in 50c and tl bottles, but it is mao- nfactnred by the California Fig Syrup Uo. only, whose name n printed on every Backagc, also tbe name, fcyrap of Fig. and being well informed, yon will not accept any substitute if isftntd. Don't Hiss It. Simon & Mosenfelder's Rock Island House Corner. December Clearing Sale of Shoes Too many Shoes for the time of year, and in order to reduce the stock quickly, we intend to inaugurate a Shoe Sale that will wake you up. Note some of the prices quoted. Bargains are too numerou to mention all, but here are a few samples: Children's Shoes. 50c, 5 to l, were 75c. 75c. 8 to 10 . werefl. tl Misses Dongola. patent tip, solid, 11 to IS. were f 1.85. 1.10. same shoe as above, but 13 to 2. were $1.59. Men's Shoes. 99c a pair for tl.25 shoes. Lace or Congress. tl.15 for fl.50 Grain shoes. Lace or Congress. Ladies' Shoes. tl, 11.25. fl.50. fl.75. all styles and lots of bargains. 2 takes tbe choice of any 2.50 or 2 75 shoe in our bouse, while this sale lasts. 12.50 takes tbe choice of any 2 or $3.25 Welt or band trim med shoe, while this sale lasts. "The BOSTON," 162) Second Ave.. Under Rock Island House. 7e Are Giving 5 Bigger values for your hard earned dollars than can be got elsewhere, SOMMERS LaVKLLE is the household word for Good Clothing 4 At cheap prices. Times are bard, that's true, never tbeless. we are selling goods. And why? Because we study your interest. ' w t Don't Run Away With the idea that you can do better. Oar past record proves our reliability. Strictly all wool Hen's Softs, CO, Same as yon par f 10 and 1S for. Tbe (10 and fit Overcoats must be seen and tried on. It wont take Ton long to decide. Ladies are surprise how cheap, lv we dress their children in a nice stylish suit. Sominero & LaVelle 1804 Second Avenue. 1 One Price.