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THE ABOTS. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1899.
Those Holiday Presents That you are going to pick out are now on display at our big stores. You will want a littTe time to look over our immense stock and make selections from the grand array of pretty things that we have suitable suitable for gifts. This is Just the Time Visit Us to And see the hundreds of useful presents that are on exhibition. Ycu can get first pick and have them laid away so you will not be bothered during the holiday rush. We invite you to call and inspect our handsome stock. CI emann & Sa Mann Cor. Sixteenth Street and Second Avenue Spalding and B. G. I. Golf Clubs. Agrippa and Musselburg golf balls. Dupli cate whist boards. Boxing gloves, punching bags and sweaters. Gymnasium supplies of all kinds. Bicycles and sundries. Repairing of all kinds. We can repair anything from a nut-meg to a clap of thunder. SPENCER'S, 1730 Second avenue and 202 Eighteenth street, Rock Island. W. C. Maucker. F. J. Tonn. ram k TDM -GROCERS- The new firm will not give a gold dollar for ninety cents, but we will give honest values for your money. We have a fine line of California canntd and dried fruits, also a full line of the best canned vegetables, of pickles, kraut and in fact all articles usually kept in a first-class store. Goods and Prices Considered We are Second to None in the Business in This City or Vicinity. LEVEE WAREHOUSE. The Much Discussed Subject Brought Up Once Again. DIAMOND JO BEBEWS ITS OITER. ATRIAL ORDER SOLICITED. Phone 1304. Corner 17th street and 4th avenue. General Superintendent Killeen Says Hi Steamboat Line Stand Ready to Vat I p a Bonding- The City's Rlcbt and the Caase of Delay so Far About Time to Act. Capt. John Killeen, general super intendent of the Diamond Jo line, made The A kg is a pleasant call yes terday afternoon. While the Dia mond Jo steamers pave Rock Island a wide berth in the channel during the pa9t season. Capt. Killeen declares that he has lost none of his kindly feeling toward this city. "The whole matter, " he said, i merely a difference of opinion, which we are hoping may le adjusted before anoth er "season of navigation opens, and you are at liberty to say that the Dia mond Jo company comes to the city of Hock Island with the same proposi tion that it did a year ago, to-wit, to erect a tirst-class, up-to-date ware house, one that will be attractive in appearance, substantial and perma nent, if the city will give to us the rb'ht to put up such a builiing on the levee." Company Desire to ltd Reasonable. When asked if the Diamond Jo com pany would be willing to bind It -elf to the city to permit other boats to use its warehouse, under terms that the city might dictate in the failure of the company to agree upon terms with other lines of boats, and other wise to submit to the city for arbi tration all matters that might arise affecting the friendly relations of all steamboat interests," due to rivalry of interests or otherwise, Capt. Killeen replied that hiscompany sought to be reasonable. He said while, as a matter of course, it would be williug to rec oguize the city's rights and to submit to them in all reasonable regulations, yet that matters affecting the relations of his company and other steamboat interests consti uted another thing, but that the Diamond Jo company had never had any trouble in getting along in other river cities with other steam boat lines, and that in most instances the other lines had made free use of the Jo line warehouses. On the point the settlement of which is essential to the insuring of the city against more than one warehouse on the river front, should even so much of a concession be allowed, Capt. Killeen did not speak with entire favor, although he expressed himself as desirous of hav ing some arrangements made such as would give the company t lie facilities here that it feels entitled to. Taking every phase of the situation as affecting the levee warehouse into consideration, Tiik Akii"s still in clines to the lx-lief that the best solu tion of the matter reposes in the city erecting the building and controlling it, and it issatislied that such a course would have been adopted last summer but for the obstructions . thrown in the way by a few who suc ceeded in frightening contractors into the idea that radical measures would be adopted to prevent the erec tion of a building under conditions of that nature if the council counte nanced it. The consequence was that nothing was done, all that was ac complished by those who opposed one method, but offered no better in its place, leing to permit the matter to go over to another season unsolved. Ouestlon Should He Settled. The question of a levee warehouse has now about reached the stage where procrastination should give place to action of some nature in time that all interested may kuow what to expect before another river season opens. The city owes it to the tax payers to protect their rights on the river front, and to maintain control of all t bat pertains thereto, but the river interests should not be lost sight of either. Business men of Rock Island, not only the shippers and those affected by through boats, but the retail merchants who are ben etited by the local trade, want some disposition made of the matter, and this should be done, and before long. There is a duty to all involved to be considered one that forcibly presents itself. River Rlplets. The Winona and Pilot were in and out. The stage of water at the Rock Isl and bridge at 6 a. m. was 3.65 and stationary, was 53. BOTH SIDES ARE HEARD. Victim and Defendant Testify la Carnes Assault Case. Hugh Bresnahan, late yesterday afternoon, was placed on the witness stand in the circuit court to relate his version of the stabbing affray of which he was the victim and for which Richaid Carnes, an ex-member of the Rock Island police force, is be ing prosecuted. The charge against Carnes is assault with intent to kill. Bresnahan told the story in sub stance as it has been heretofore pub lished in The Argis. lie said Carnes and he had an argument over Chris tian Science. They disagreed and came to the conclusion that the manly art was the only agency by which they could arrive at a satisfac tory solution of their dispute. The trouble occurred near the Fifth ave nue street car barn July 30. Bresna han stated tlTey were to" have the light behind the billlwards on the south side of the avenue; that he was walking behind Carnes. going in the direction of the battle ground, when Carnes suddenly swung around and plunged aknife into him, penetrating his left lung. He said he afterwards drew a knife to defend himself. Bresnahan said he was confined to his home for a month. Before the trouble Bresna han said Carnes and he had been rood friends. Carnes testilied in his own behalf today. He admitted stabbing Bresna han," but declared he did so in seli- detense, Bresnahan having lirst drawn a knife on him and made a move toward him as if he meant to cut him. Carnes said further that he tried to dissuade Bresnahan from taking the argument so seriouslv, but that the latter seemed determined to pick a light with h:m. After about thirty citizens had been placed on the stand to testify to the good character of Carnes, the defense rested its case. The jury selected to try the case is com posed of Charles Pruessing. James Solander. Joe J-nslev, n. a. Jicuon aid, W. II. Crawley. J. W. McNall, Frank Denhardt. Arthur (1. Genims. John A. Melvin. J. 11. Driggs, J. R. Xewton and James McAfee. Hon. William McEuirv states that the report given out at the circuit clerk s cilice to the effect that a new trial bad been aked for William Da vis, alias Julius Li ui bach, was erro neous; that such a move had been discussed, but not decided upon, and probably would not be. PERSONAL AND SOCIAL. The temperature at noon "Grasp All and Lose All. Manv people are so intent on grasping all" that they lose strength ' of nerves, appetite, digestion, health.' Fortunately these may be restored by J taking Hood's Sarsaparilla. which has ( put many a business man on the road, to success by giving nun good diges tion, strongnerves and a clear brain. It does the same thing for weak and tired women. Hood's Pills cure sick headache, . indigestion. What a Well Known Railroad Man and resident of Lima thinks of Foley's ' ... . S- Y t. V . . II , l t great deal with the backache. I was ' induced IP try xuie a jxmuejr uic and one bottle entirely relieved me. I gladly recommend it to any one, especially my friends among the train men, who are very generally similarly afflicted. George IL Uau san. Engineer on L. E. i W. railway. Hon. William Jackson was in Port Byron today. Mrs. Lula Slaughter went to Coffee- ville. Kan., last night. Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Cash departed last night for Xewton, Kan. Miss Mary Hall returned to St. Paul today after a visit in the city. Miss Clara Weer, of Carlinville, 111., is visiting Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Goff. Mrs. Robert Fraer left today for Davis, III., to spend Thanksgiving. City Attorney and Mrs. J. K. Scott are attending the grand opera in Chi cago. Mis. Ann Cox, who has been visit ing in tbe city, left night for Hutchi son, Kan. . F. R Crocker, head banker of the Modern Woodmen, is in the city from Chariton. Iowa. Officer Barney McCabe has returned from Smoux City, Iowa, where he vis ited his brother, J. t. McCabe. Mrs. Joseph Kopp and Miss Pauline Bolts are today attending the funeral of Charles Singleman in Hampton. Capt. Joseph Buisson, of Wabasha, Minn., is in the city on business. The captain is president of the Mississippi River Pilots' association. R. T.' Hoaglund. of Chicago, and Dr. Charles M. Hollister, coach of Northwestern university, are to be two of tbe officials of the Illinois-Iowa football game to be played here Thanksgiving dav. Mr. and Mrs W. F. Keiser were pleasantly surprised last night at their home, 323 Twentieth street1 by about sixty of their friends who brought a number of appropriate re membrances of the happy event. Obltnary. Michael Raphael, a well known re tired business man, died at his home in Davenport Monday night, aged 67 years. The funeral of John Higney, who died at St. Anthony's hospital j-ester-day of dropsy, aged 67 v ears, occurred at 10 o'clock this morning from Knox's undertaking rooms, with in terment at Calvary cemetery. Mr. Higney, who had resided in Rock Isl and for years, was born in Donegal, Ireland, and came to America in 1867. Rock Island relatives have received the sad intelligence of the death this morning at New Market, Iowa, of Mrs. J. G. Fitzpatrick, formerly Miss Mary Kinney, of this city. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Daniel WiikiDS. and sisters, Mrs. T. G. Haire, of this citv. Mrs. E II Leins, of Chi cago and Mrs. Wickliffc Kunckel, of Moline. and one brother. J. C. Kinney, of Chicago. An Important Difference. To make it apparent to thousands who think themselves ill that they are not afflicted with any disease, but that the system simply needs cleans ing, is to bring comfort home to their hearts, as a costive condition is easily cured by nsing Syrup of Figs. Manu factured by the California Fig Syrup company only and sold by all druggist- ' OASTOIIIA. MOVE OFTHE CENTRAL Telephone Company to Make a Proposition to Moline Patrons. REDUCTION IN BATES EXPECTED. Telegram From General Manager Carney Prompts a Postponement of Action on Independent Movement by the Iluslness Men's Association. While Ketall Mer chants Endorse the Rival Exchange. Committees representing the Rock Island Club and the Retail Merchants' Protective association attended a meeting of the Moline Busiuess Men's association last night to hear further discussion of the question of indepen dent telephone exchanges in the two cities, which several outside parties are here prepared to promote. At the joint conference held last week at the Rock Island Club, action was deferred at the request of the Moline commit teemen, who said they did not feel clothed with ihe proper authority to record the preference of their organi zations on the telephone proposition, and asked for further time, the under standing being that a final vote would be taken at the meeting in Moline last night. When the Rock Island committee men reached Moline they learned that the telephone was to be the chief topic before two meetings, those of the Bus:ness Men's association and the Retail Merchants' association. Position of Merchants. The merchants passed a resolution endoroing the movement for a rival exchanges -.while the Business Men's association. .decided to await a propo sition lookm; to a reduction in rates, which President Morgan had been assured bv General Manager Carney the Central Union would make just as soon as the company s president, Mr, Jackson, returned from the east, as it is stated he is the only otlicial of the Central Union authorize 1 to alter the rates. This information was received in a telegram from General Manager Carney, in response to a letter Dr. Morgan had written to the Central Union's headquarters in Chicago. The meeting felt that it was proper to allow the Central L nion to be heard before acting, and therefore adjourn ment was taken until Dec. 5. Truants Ketnrn. Alois and Florence, son and daugh ter of August Engels, whose ages are 11 and 12 respectively, and who ran away from home a few weeks ago, are botu back again. The children only got as far as Cable, where they put up at the home of Mrs. Fred Hergot, a friend of the family, and wnere they were located by Chief Miller. The chief went out after them yesterday. Alois saw the officer coming toward the house and skipped out. Florence was brought home on the afternoon train. When Alois found his sister gone he became lonesome and took the next train home. Weddings. Edward Bloomquist and Miss Lena A. Dunkelgoth, both of Sherrard, were married by Judge Adams at noon to day at the court house. William Balschmiter and Miss Mary Sampson, a Davenport couple, were married yesterday afternoon at tbe court bouse. Judge Luciau Adams performing the ceremony. COUNT! TKHFLR, Transfers. Nov. 20 George G. Griffin to Rock Island Mutual Building Loan & Sav ings association, lot 8, block 3, Moore's Second add., Moline. $1. Charles H. Poe to Hiram W. Rey nolds, lot 1, block 191, town of East Moline, $30u. Annette II.'Guyer et al. to V'oro niki Beck, lot 8. block 2. Guyer's Second add.. Rock Island, $200. H. B. Smith to Sharp T. Giles, lot 20, block 3, Smith & White's add.. South Moline. $1 000. Alice A. Briggs to Charles W. Lohe. lot 23, block 2. Briggs' add.. South Rock Island, $125. Emilv N. Lowry to Henrietta Mc Allister, part outlot 4, ne 24, 19, le, $150. August Sealens to Pauline Van Du'iuan, n 32 feet lot .13, first add., E lgewood Park, Rock Island. $675. Jbrank Archer to Edward P. Lewis, lot 14. block 3. Rodman's subdiv.. Rock Island. $700. Benjamin .Gee to Jacob Stewart, part lot 14, block 2, .StewaU's add.. Sou-h Moline, f 1.000. Orville E. Shelby to Jacob Stewart, n lot 1. block 4, Stewart's add., South Moline. $750. Nov. 21 Emil Evers to Emil Kuhl. s 10 feet lot 16, and n 30 feet lot 15. block 4, Black Hawk add.. Rock Isl and. $500. Charles Oberg to Rock Island Brew ing company, part lot 10. block 14, Chicago or lower add.. Rock Island, $4,000. Rinnah Wells by heirs to Mary J. Dougherty, lot 10 assessor's plat 10, 17, lw, fl. Ann C. Stone to Rosalie S. Wells. lot 9. and w 25 feet lot 8, block 12. J. W. Spencer's first add.. Rock Island, $600. Howard Wells by administrator to Ann C. Stone, lot 9, and west 25 faet lot 12, J. W.Spencer's first add.. Rock island, f OU. George E. Bailey to Herman J. Huyett. lot 4, -block 2, Dickson & Young's add., Camden Mills (Milan,) $800. John W. Heaney to William E. Heaney, blocks 32, 33, 35 and 36, Bri ham's aid., original town of Cordova, and part wj se, 31, 20, 2e, $1,000. L. S. McCabe c2 Co. 5,500 Yards of High Class Silks at 25 to 60 Per Cent Voder Actual Value. Special cash purchase which will afford silk buyers the greatest oppor tunity of the year. Rich brocades in evening shades, elegant print warp taffetas, manufactured by Doherty and Wadsworth. Colored taffetas, black Peau de Soie, Duchesse and Faille Silk9 from the famous looms of the Sterling Silk Manufacturing Co., Patterson. N. J. bought by us at from 25 to 60 per cent under real value. This week we divide them in three great lots as follows. Nlnety-eiht cent blark brocade. 8.V-colored taffetas. ti3c black Duchesse. Se CQ7 novelty silks and corded silks, choice per yard Black satin Duchesse. cannelle stripes, satin plaids and evening shades in elegant 7C1 brocades, worth up to 1.4.S. choice per yard Choice of the finest qualities In fancy warp print taffetas embroidered evening silks, wonderful oQeriut? of tl.Ht. l.5j, l.7.". fc." and ti.to silks, all at Sjc a 89C Thanksgiving Linens. A special display of Scotch, Irish and German linens, gathered with care from the world's best looms for our Thankseiving exhibit. Patterns are unusually beautiful, and every yard bears the imprint of quality and there's magnetism in the prices. This is the time of all the year to renew the linen supply aud save money by doing it. Only a few of the many good things can find space in this ad. The department is full of desirable bargains: 72-inch bleached satin damask regular $1.25 quality QSC 10 pieces heavy bleached Scotch table linen, 66 inches wide, the 75c quality 64c 68-inch bleac hed table linen, an exceptional value, 6:c kind 49C Napkins, large J -size, bleached satin damask, $3 quality, for, per dozen ." $2.68 Napkins, all linen, half bleached. $1.60 quality, for, per dozen 1.29 Towels, large size, hemstitched linen, buck, extra value for 22c Crash toweling, all pure linen, 18 inches wide, 12Jc kind. SlC Heavy all linen unbleached crash toweling far 5c A Grand Offer in Women's Coats and Jackets. The past week we have been on the sharp lookout for coat bargains. To show you why the iuterest and sales in this busy department surpass those of any previous year, despite the mild weather, we will sell: 50 handsome coats of Venetian, bou cle, kersey and cheviot in black, royal, navy, tan and castor, every garment man-tailored, remarkabfe values, at $5 apiece. Coats in the lot worth up to $10. Yeur choice of any, $5; ouly 50 in all. Another Lamp Surprise. Our customers will remember the lamp sales we have held in the past. Here's Another. At 3 o'clock each afternoon, Tuesday, Wednesday anil Thursday, we will sell 25 big, line lamps, worth $1.50 each, for, apiece 50c Handsome Moral decorations cast open work foot, 8-inch globe, Ill-inches to topof chimney, easily worth $1.50 . One to a customer, none to children, a half dollar apiece. 50c See our east crockery window. Men's Trousers Can now be had ready to wear just when you want them without creating any doubt in yeur mind as to the advisability of forsaking your tailor. As in suits and overcoats the science of trouser making has prog ressed to that degree that Ninety Men Out of Every 100 can be Fitted as Welt with a Pair of Trousers from Our Ready-to-wear Stock as the merchant tailor could make for twice the money. Come in and try it. It won't take a minute to slip a pair on and to slip them off again, if you don't like them, and if you do buy a pair and are displeased the next day you can bring them back and get your money. Duchess Trousers $2 to $5, Fancy Cheviot and Cas slmere Trousers $2.50 to $5, and Fancy Worsted Trousers $2. 75 to $6. SOMMERS LaVELLE. 1804 Second Avenue One Price. The Old Fashioned Pumps Are rapidly being replaced by pumps of modern construction We make a specialty of this sort of work, and want to furnish estimates to everybody. We have special facilities and we can afford to give special terms. DAVIS CO. 112 West Seventeenth Street. s tove Advice. We advise yon to buy a good Range when you purchase, and to be sure it is a good one. It may seem odd that we advise that, as it would seem to be in our favor to sell you another Range, and thus make more profit. WOULD IT PROFIT US? It certainly would not, as, if the first was not a success, you would look elsewhere for tbe second. We sell good goods at fair prices, and guarantee our goods to give satisfaction. This is true not only of our Acorn Ranges, but on all our goods. Look over our lines and get oar prices. Phil S. Wilcher, Telephone 1276 303 Twntletb Stresu