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THE ARGU0. WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 2f : 1095.
5 SPOT GASH DEPARTMENT STARS.", YoungSWCdinSi 1725 Second Avenue Always Something New. Always Something Startling. MONDAY, SEPT. 23. 1895. CROCKERY DEPARTMENT. An. agent called at onr store ft few days ago and with a big list of Knives and Forks, and wanted to clean ont the entire line . of certain numbers to us. Of course the amount was large, we had a regular see saw for some time in regard to price, but finally he came to terms and the results are self explaining when you read these prices: Paring Knives 1 cent each, best quality with cocoa handle. . . Best quality cocoa handle Knives and Forks for 33c per set, worth 55c. Best quality cocoa polished handle enp ami Bolster, cimeter blade, worth $1.25, sale price Hc per set. . Plated Tea Spoons lOo per set. Boston Bread Knives for this sale 9c each. Every body should liave one. Butcher Knives worth 25c, sale price 11c. Ask to see these goods in our Crockery Department. Another big lot Cups and Saucers opened up in our Crockery Department, for this sale 25c per set, 6 cups and 6 saucers. All first-class goods. PEARL BUTTONS. While always on the alert for bargains we had occasion to pick up several hundred gross of pure white, 24 lines of genuine imported I'earl Buttons, worth 20c per dozen, we will let you haul them awav at 7c per dozen. HAMMOCKS. Another snap! A wholesale dealer came te us with a big lot of Hammocks, he was unfortunate in getting rid of all his spring purchase and came to us .disgusted with the Hammock business. But, my dear sir, Hammocks are out of season and wo have supplied our trade, but will give you 6o much for your lot. It i was a bitter pill for Mr. ilammock man, but it took hs medicine, and now we will offer you for this week a ."55 hammock for 49c. a 1)3.50 hammock for 1.50 andoon. It will pay to buy now as . as they arc good property any time. VELVETEENS and VELVETS. Big job Velveteens bought at a great sacrifice. The latest fall shades, new and perfect goods, for this sale onlj 24c per yard. Silk Velvets, all colors and shades, worth up to $1.25, all . thrown in one big lot at 85c per yard. . , 4 Have purchased a sample line of jet colors at S3J per cent on the dollar, most beautiful patterns from 98c up to (5. SPECIAL SILK SALE for this week. Black Armours, worth 11.25, sale price 79c. Black 24-inch Duchess, worth $1.50, sale price 98c. Black 24-inch Radiraa, worth $1.62, sale price 98c. Black 24-inch Duchess, worth $1.75, sale price $1.22. DRESS GOODS. Pattern Dress Gcods in Fancies, Serges, Novelties. Great . bargains at $1.98, $2.98 and $3.12 in 8-yard lengths. Young & Mc Combs I72S Second Avenue, - That could possibly be granted . by the World's Fair Commissioners, was giveu to WillimanticStarllireadl For quality, strength, smoothness, uniformity of texture for everything that enters into the man ufacture of perfect spool cotton Willimantic Star . ) Thread always leads the world. One trial will convince you of its dealer for it. Kcntl 21c antl rtHvlm nix spools of thread, any color or numlr, too hrr w tth four Ujiihln tor your imicliiue. ready wound, and an iuterwUng book on Urn-ad sewtim. Free. - ' WILLMANTIC "Jewel" Oil Heater 4 - Allen, Averk & Company 1821 Second Ave. Opposite the Harper House - ROCK ISLAND highest mm the manufacturers of superior value. Ask your THRAD CO, Willimantic Con. . 3 Szes 3 Prices. Inside circulation through tubes en tirely separate from the name. No smoke, no smell. Made in o, and 1 2-inch wick, and in 6. 5 and 4-quart tanks. It is the Finest and Most Powerful Oil Heater ever shown in Rock Island. ' Examine the "Jewel" before buy ing others. AN EARLY PIONEER. John Babcock, of Watertown, Passes Away. DIED THESE LATE LAST NIGHT. Had Lived Hera Sloe 1837 aae) Bad Been a Prosperous Farmer Tho Flaal III- aeea The SarrtvlBf; Family Funeral Arraag-eaneats aa Yet Incomplete. John Babcock, one of the earliest settler and best known residents of Eock Island county, died at his home near Watertown at 11:20 last night, after a week's illness with dysentery. While the venerable pioneer had been ill for the time stated, his condition was not regarded as extremely alarm ing until within a short time of his death, when Dr. Hunter, the at tending physician, called Dr. Eys ter, of this city, into consulta tion, bnt it was too late for medical skill to be of avail and the end came at the time given. Biographical. Mr. Babcock was born at Ware, Mass., Dec 18, 1821, and came to Bock Island county in 1837, settling in Hampton township, where he has resided since. His farm was on tec- tion 23, and there with his own hands and by hard work he developed one of the finest pieces of agricultural and stock raising property in Illi nois, ana be retired from active farm life a few years ago, after having be come one of the most successful and propperons farmer in the county. There was pfobablv no man in the county better known than John Bart cock. He was always cheerful and light hearted, and when be came to town he met bis friends on every corner and for. all he had a pleasant greeting. 1'oliticaily, Mr. Itahcock was a democrat and one of the staunch and representative members of the party in the county. He was a member of the Koek Island County Pioneers' society, and was a conspic uous tigurc at the annnal gatherings of the association. At the last meet ing, held a month ago at the Watch Tower, he was one of the active spirits of. the assemblage, with his usual plentiful stock of early reinin iscenes and enthusiastic as any over the prospects of the conrt house ear ner stone laying, which the society is to conduct. The Family , '' Mr. Babcock an iilss Eliza Weld were married in Kock Island and the widow who survives is comforted by the following children: Ralph M.. of Coal Valley township; Dr. John E., of Belvidcre, III.; Dr. George M., of Rock Island; Mr. Arenscbilds, of Ccnterville, 111.; Miss Martha M., at Watertown, and Drury A., a student at Iowa City university. The funeral arrangements have not yet been perfected, pending news irotn Dr. Babcock, of this city, who is on bis way to North Dakota. WILL GO TO WHITESIDE. Chance or Venae in the Twelfth Street Proceedings Granted. In tho county court yesterday af ternoon Judge Adams granted the application of City Attorney Haas lor a change 01 venue to Whiteside county in the Twelfth street im provement proceedings. The change was permitted with the sanction of all parties concerned in the case. The same questions are involved in the Twelfth street matter as in the alley assessment case, and as Judge Adams has expressed his opinion on the matter, and that un favorable to the city, Mr. Haas con siders it useless to anticipate a dif ferent declaration. Hence his desire to have the proceedings prosecuted in another court. The opposition, likewise, has reasons for presenting its side before a different judge. May Aran This Week. City Attorney Haas stated this morning that he was anxious to bring up the proceedings in White side county be Tore Judge Henry Ward this week. A Moral Trip. D. Roy and Sam Bowlby arrived from their up-river trip on the for mer's naptha launch Lncretia yester day. They were towed by the Rut- lea ge a few miles above Lacrosse, where" thev spent a week very pleas antly. The homeward voyage was commenced Saturday morning, and notwithstanding the heavy head wind which prevailed, the Lucretia daneed over 100 miles before sunset. The wind blew such a gale Sunday that all cra!t tied up and the Lucre tia was moored in Maquoketa slough. The aid of Pilot Smith waa invoked to bring the boat over tho rapids, bat with this exception the tiller was handled by D. Roy Bowlby, who. with the aid of charts, succeeded in avoiding the numerous obstructions which lurk along the channel. A Divorce That I'akd. A special dispatch from Blooming- ton, 111., appearing in the Chicago pa pers, contains an interesting devel opment in connection with the elope ment oi Kev. Conrad Haner, of the Lake Avenue Methodist church of Chicago, and the brothers of Mrs. Brandt, the other party to the elope ment. The brothers, who are resi dents of Muscatine, are stated to have been parties to an agreement by which Mrs. Haney gets $10,000 for obtaining a divorce, the brothers mentioned paying half the sum. It ia stated that 'Mrs. Brandt is finan cially i interested in her brothers business affairs, and one of the in ferences is that she is therefore con tributing something to the support of the woman she fobbed of a hus band. - - TOBIAS ON TRIAL. The Colored IaatrMaal'a Hearing Brgiaa la the Clrcalt Coart. - ThTTtrial of Tobias . Alexander, of the oolored gentry, . charged with burglary, waa commenced in the cir cuit conrt this afternoon before a jury composed of J. W. Donald. J. P. Muslcr. Ed Spivey. John Shelley. C. A. Larson, Melvin McKay. Charles Johnson, ueorge w. rrauing. Wil liam Glass. John -J. Bcede, John Oloff and W. S. Flack. Stnt' At torney Searle prosecutes and O. uramer aeienas. Slsljr Oar tor Sleaaaoae. Judge Glenn this morning sen tenced Edgar Simmons to GO days in jail and imposed a 5 fine for burg larizing the barn of John Crubaugh and stealing therefrom alaprobe and a pair of rubber boots. The Indict- tuent agaiast bimmons charged him with burglary, but the jury in re porting found him guilty of plain petit larceuy. The case was com menced yestcrdav afternoon with these jurors: Gideon Haskell. Charles Lamb. William Sorbin,' Al fred Miller. William C. Schweneke. Wilbur Bruner, D. K. Bowlbv, W. L. Nichols, Otto C. Johnson, John Gideon, William Kuhn and L. K. Sykes. H. A. Weld and John Roach conducted the defense and State's Attorney Searle the prosecution. Morgan Hut Stand Trial. A motion by II. A. Weld to quash the 'indictment against James T. Morgan for forging a power of at torney to sell a patent - right on a wajjon improvement, was overruled by Jndge Glenn, and the de. fendant will have to stand trial Morgan thereupon entered a plea of not guilty. . -' More of the MsPhall Case. The celebrated Trovillo-McPhail breach of promise suit is not vet at an end. William Jackson, defend ant's counsel alleges an error in the proceedings on which the verdict re quiring McPhail to remunerate the widow in tuo sum of f l,ftOU was based, and has prepared the necessa ry documents for the appellate court in the nope ot having the verdict dis solved. Fisher Foond Utility. A verdict of guilty was returned against Joseph Fisher for burglary yesterday afternoon. Mora Kvldeaee of Consistency. If somebody will undertake the task of reconciling tho theories ad vanced by the Union this morning as to what should constitute consistent and proper methods of procedure in the conduct of municipal govern ment, he will doubtless be liberally rewarded by the readers of that paper. In one paragraph it talks about one-man-power in a represent ative government, and its tendency generally upholds the course ef the council last Monday night in usurp ing the right of the mayor to inves tigate matters coming directly under the department of the city govern ment ot which he is the head, and in the other mildly and apologetically takes issue with the mayor's course in permitting the council" to override him and assume the powers entirely vested in him. The only difference in the two instances to which the Union refers is that one refers to the government of the police depart ment, of which the mayor is the head, and the other to the executive department of the city, of which the mayor is the head, but in both of which cases the council has taken upon itself the power to regulate. The Union's muttcrings about Aid. Maucker, wLo simply sought to pro tect the mayor for the indignity the council succeeded in subjecting him to Monday nigVt, and about Mayor Mcdill and the democratic one-man idea is twadlle. Mayor Mcdill car ried out the democratic idea in con ducting the oflice of mayor of one realizing that to a city the size of Rock Island it should represent dignity, self-respect and executive force, and aside from this he no doubt felt that when the city pays $1,200 a year for a mayor's duties, "it should have a mayor's services with out the interference of the council or any other agency to help him earn it. This, too, it may be said for the information of the bright Union, is the democratic idea. a For tho State Fair. To accommodate people frprn this section going to the state fair, the R.t I. & P. has arranged to rnn a train from this city direct to the fair grounds at Springtield without change. The special will leave Rock Island at 4:30 a. m. tomorrow and reach Springfield at 10:15. Return ing itwill leave Spricglicld at 6 p. m. and land you back in Rock Island at midnight.. It is but a day lost, and the trip is made without inconven ience or annoyance In traveling and giving yon eight hours at the eapital and at that on governer's day at the fair with a rate of $2 for the round trip. The inauguration of the new Illi nois state fair grounds is attended by the exhibition of "some , of the finest buildings ever seen in a fair ground, including the dome of the horticultural building at the World' fair. Fair weather; warmer today and tonight: statinnarv tomwrsture Thursday; brisk southerly winds. Today's temperature. 82. F.J. Walz. Observer. At at. Com la Roof Garden theatre. 950 feet in the air. performance all afternoon and evening. League game or oau ana an unlimited number of excellent at traction! the 29th. THE FEDERAL BUILDING, Contractor King Still Waitlag oa tho Brlch Material. Contractor O. J. King, in charge of the construction of the Kock Isl and postofhee building, arrived in the city again this morning. Air. King is still wailing for the govern meni's decision with reference to the quality of brick. "All my other contracts are : let, said Mr. King, steel, iron and stone are all ' pro vided ior, and l expect daily to bear from the department on the brick question. I do not think there is any doubt but that Columbus brick will be designated. I have agreed to this with the manufacturers and only await the department's sanc tion. 1 be Columbus brick is the best made. It is pressed, terra cotta in ehade and a line brick iu every respect, it is the most expensive. too, costing at the very least $22 a thousand more than St. Louis brick. for instance." Will Rot Take L-mg ta Complete. "How long will it take to complete me uuiiamg."- sir. King was asked. It will take but a few days to get the brick here when the agreement is rcachW. I have the negotiations completed to that point where I have but to telegraph to get tho material on the road. Then it will he anr- prising hew qnickly we can pat the building up. We will get under roof this fall without any trouble, and complete the structure before people realize bow rapidly we are getting along. 'All that we are waiting .on now is the government." STEAMERS STRIKE SNAGS. Tho Barnard, and Plttsbarg Meet With Slight Acrldeata. Hidden obstructions to navigation. such as get into the channel in times of low water and give no evidence on the surface of their existence, have caused trouble, although not of a sersons nature, to two steamers on the lower Mississippi in the past few days One of these boats was the government snag boat. Gen. Barnard, of which Capt. C. W. Durham, of this city, is master. The boat was proceeding up the river Monday morning, when opposite Montrose, at the upper entrance to the Keokuk canal, the obstruction was encoun tered. : t Thirtv-seven timbers were smashed, and it was feared at first the boat had struck a floating rock and that the damages were much more disastrous than they really were. Capt. Dave Tipton, in tempo rary charge of the boat, turned about and' proceeded to the dry dork at Keokuk, - where the boat was re paired and resumed her trip. Tho cause of the trouble was a floating stumn. She is ex doc ted here toniiit bound for St. Paul, where she will receive Gen. Craightll, chief of the engineer department of the army, who will make a trip of inspection uown lue river. The 1'lttaburg a Accident. Mondav, too, the packet Pittsburg, of the Diamond Jo line, now running in ine snort trado between St. Louis and Keokuk, struck a stump four miles below Clarkesvillc, near Stagg isiauu, anu urots zu umDers. cue was delayed but a short time for re pairs. Tho Season's Canal Work. This "season's work on the Henne pin canal between Tiskilwa and Bu reau is nearing completion. Lock ao. b was completed Saturday even ing with the exception of a few fin ishing touches. The carpenters commenced work on Lock No. 7 yes terday, ana the work will take a little over two weeks to finish After this is completed there will not be much more work done this season. Of course a few laborers may be kept at work all the winter. There have been from 700 to 900 men at work all summer, while at present there are between COO and 700 men. The canal runs parallel with, the Rock Island road for six miles between Tiskilwa and Bureau, and in this distance there are seven locks.- which will make it very tedious work for a boat to pass inrougo. The Mod eta Beauty thrives on good food and sunshine, nrll k ..1 .... ft ? 'l . .ftu ticu.j ui vac&uibw iu iua oinsu air. Her form glows with health and her face blooms with its beauty. If her SVStem needs tha rlpjinaino ac tion of a laxative remedy, she ucs the gentle and pleasant liquid laxa- uve oyrup oi rigs.. A Hawse ho la Natality No familv ahnnlrl Im suitlinnt Pn ley's Colic and Diarahoca Cure for all bowel complaints. For sale at M. V. Bahnsen's drug store. . (WOTIAN'S FRIEND.) is the BEST REMEDY for ' GIRL, 5 WIFE, MOTHER. Sold by T. H. Thomas and Mar shall ft Fisher, druggist. .r sal Mc CASE'S A Price Marvel. Owing to a fortunate purchase of towels by our Mr. MeCabe whilo in New York citv, we are enabled to of fer 1,000 dozen Belfast Irish Linen fowls, including fine knotted fringe Damask, fancy douMe hemstitched Hack, woven border Hack towels not one worth less than 60c many worth much more. We have placed them all on sale at 25c, 26c. 25c, 25c. OTHCS NEW LIKKKS fresh from the weavers' hand on sale for the first time. I'attern Table Cloths, all sizes, finished and ready for nse, all new designs, such as the Serpentine, Thistle. Snow Drop, Clo ver Leaf over 100 dozen choice from $2.50 down tof 1.C4 each. (Niacins to Mitch all sires) 100 DOZEN HEMSTITCHED German Damask Lunch Cloths every size prices from $2.fi0 down to S.Sc 60 dozen all linen dresser Scarfs, sixes up to 70 inch, choice 68c, 48c and S8c. 8TAMPED LINENS (la Fancy Gsodt Deputment.) Just received the new Delft de signs in center pieces and Doylies. HEMSTITCHED DOYLIES and center pieces in the new Silk braid effect. Stamped only on the edge 97c, 75c. S8c and 25c. . Dress Goods Hulletin. Mea thlaca this week. Blsck Oooria. CrcBusM. Nrwvst raritien Wraves. Mohair "mended cf lecia - worth fl SO per yard the pilce is Si. FRENCH ANN (IKKMAN JACQUABH affrets anil Rouhalz designs worth TO: and (Sc. aipacandSOcayard. VICUNA 8EIU1KS nd Pep Curl Cheviots at f!.5H and 1 a '. Tea ph'ces Kntlfsa at rm Serge, nine use, at Sc a yard. Sewing Machines. nor the Nw Kt Bunuine Scale: Machine, made to sell at $:-5. our price f-l. McCABE BROS. Some Thinks DID YOU EVER THINK it would lie possible to get a good Clay Worsted Suit for the small sum ot 19.90 in either square or round cut Sacks and blue and black colors? Did You Ever Think That yon could be well fitted whether you take a 34 or 42 coat and have as much real style, wear and comfort for $9.90 as you would have gotten in the days gone by for twice as much? Did Von Ever Think Of the folly of paying fancy prices for your cloth ing just because you have been accustomed to dealing at some one store and have never taken the trouble to find out whether that store's prices and qualities compared favorably with others or not? Did You Ever Tfa Ink What brought a store of one year's existence to ' the front so rapidly? We think it will pay you to think about these things. Sommers i8oa Second Avenue. WANTED! io,ooo Men, Women and Children to help us move our stock. Come at once to the great REMOVAL ALE Where yon can buy Children's Shoes from 25 cents to $1, . Mea'a IS CO shoes for - - f 4 01 Men's tM shoos for ... a. 75 Jlon aSS-eo shoes for - - - S.S0 Men's f4 00 shoot for - - I TS Men's SS.se shoos for ... 3.5 Het's 00 shoes for - - S.IB Men's asis sad shoes for - I.S0 Men's tl and S2.2S 'boos for - 1.ES Mca's ll.n shoes for - - 1.S3 W. L. Douglas' $3 shoe for $2.25. Gilt Edge and Raven Gloss Dressing 15c. Come and see our Bargain Counters. Schneider's Central Shoe Store; 1818 SECOND AVE. HARPER HOUSE BLOCK. JOHN EONOSKY, . Coxp8nter and Builder, OITICK, sTOt SSll SIXTH VSNUat, Shop on VIm street, IL0C2 IflLAUD- r.r.i ROSENFIELD BROS FBACTICAL Plnmbeio, Steam, Gas Eittoio. Hoot BsatiBf nd laaiury RtsaUaf. Feather Boas. Headquarters for the most perfect made Boas, real Ostrich Feathers curled beautifully, very full and Surly. Fire dozen real Ostrich Collar, ettes. value $1.62 at $1.35. Three doaeo, a little better grade, value 1.7 at 1.48. Ten dozen extra full and rich black Ostrich Collarettes at $4.92, IS and $2 each. Five dozen Imported Coque Feath er Boas, value $J.25 at 98c. An Umbrella Flyer. To bring sharp attention to our splendid fall stock of Umbrellas, we will sell 100 Silk Serge Umbrellas. 26-inch, natural wood handles, at $1 .25. Soaps and Drug Sundries. Many values. Ton will And just halt regular prices at this money saving counter. 500 boxes Cretne de la Cretne Soap composed of Vaseline, Buttermilk and Witch Hazel, softens the skin and makes it clear and velvet like, regularly 40o a box, for 20o a box. Lathering soap, three cakes nicely wrattped in a box, value 25o a box, for 12c a box. Cocoanat Oil Soap Sr. a cake. I.iipu bars pare transparent Oljrcer ns Soap, value 10, at 4c a bar. Rawnrth sholde'i Wfi Soap, for Winning As- nels, value 10s. for fcr aeaka. neutrino Oat Meal Seam oae-art. pare Oat Meal, Tslne inc. at rflc acs.e. IVtroVum Vasi-line. l-tonnd can Ic. t.rxnino Krt nch Hay Hum, IS-oudc bottle 14c Violet Water, bps at Sxr, liorsl Lavender salts 'tie. Perfumes Given Away. We will tint ar 1.0 sample Iwltt-n of William Brown's Vlollly and leark til Violet Perfumes crest rape in the eat, rexular prire Is 7V an onnre, bat to lntro.1ncr. we will tell ft S ouare at jatit halt or 3c, "Mc. &sc. (tirlnf roar home.) 1720. 1722, 1724, 1720 and 1728 Second avenue. & La velle I One Price. WANTED! Ladies' fx shoes for - fn La il-' ft shaea for - - S I Ladies SA.A0 shoes for lt.SU Ladies H OT shops for - . ii Ladm' t.M sad SS 71 shoes for - in ladies' S shoes for - - i.sr Lad tea Oxfords for -SKI ladies' t JU and t.TS Orferda for l.Nft laics' S3 aid HSftOiforas for I.M Ladles' Sl.nUKfords for - - 1 SS Lad las' I1.U ami Ui Oxfetas for I. IS Baseawat Book Ialwd Nat Bank