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The Daily Argus.
Saturday, May 17, 1884.
An Elevator.
In the near future we are told, that Mr.
Ben Harper, the genial host of the popu
lar Harper house, will place an elevator
in his hotel. With this improvement,
Rock Island would have a hotel, which
for accommodations and completeness,
conld not be surpassed in the western
A Circus.
Wood la! we are to have a circus. The
f advance agent of S. A. Barrett & Co'.'s
New United States KaUroad shows, was
here yesterday and took out a license to
show in this city on June 6th. This will
be the first show of the season, and no
doubt will be liberally patronized.
A Barked Tree.
One of the hackmen hitched his team
to a tree in Union square yesterday, and
went away. While he was gone one of
the horses bit off a lot of the tree in such
a manner that it will cause the tree to
die. This is an outrage, and it is to be
hoped the hackman if he can be found,
will be severely fined.
A Platform -The
workmen have torn up the plat
form that used to run along the south side
of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
depot. This platform was torn up, so a
new switch could be built to the ice house.
The Workmen are now busy grading and
putting down the ties for this new switch.
River Hipleta
The Springer, the new boat on the
Saints' line, from the Ohio river, is not
such a fast boat after all, judging from
the way in which the Mary Morton is
leading her. The Springer left St. Louis
one hour after the Morton, but the latter
boat reached Rock Island at noon yester
day, the Springer arriving five hours
These are nice nights and the young
- people and taking advantage of the fact
and are enjoying themselves. A great
many of them go out promenading while
a number go out boat riding. The latter
is quite an enjoyable way of enjoying
one's self. These moonlight nights are
very prolific in love matches, the fruits of
which will be seen in vears to come.
The Sisters.
There were only a few of the ladies of
Rock Island attended the meeting held at
the Harder house yesterday for the pur
J pose of-iioing something to retain the
hospital and the Sisters here. There was
'., time enough given. We hope that another
meeting will be held, and the aim for
which it is called, meet with success.
Te9terday Messrs. C. B. Marshall,
George Gray, and R. N. Reece went out
to Rock river on a fishing expedition.
They started early in the morning and
stayed until the shades of evening, and
had B most glorious day of sport . They
succeeded in catching any amount of fish.
Aa Mr. Marshall was the only married
gentleman in the party, the other boys
turned their fish over to him.
T- - A New Hello Girl
Miss Carrie Ohlweiler has resigned the
position of night operator at the central
telephone office. Miss Grace Aster will in
the future fill her place, and will, we
predict give entire satisfaction to the
patrons of the exchange. We are sorry
to lose Miss Ohlweiler, for she has proven
an efficient operator, and her many friends
wQl be sorry to learn that she is to leave
the city for Muscatine, Iowa, where she
has secured a much better position .
Market Resort.
Following were the quotations in Chi
cago today: June wheat, 89; July, 914;
Angust90f. May corn. 54; June 56;
July, 58; August 59. June oats, 32$;
July, 33; August, 29J. June pork,
$17.42 J; July$17 55. June lard, S.17;
July, $8.30; August, $8.47. June ribs,
18.22; July, 8.32. Hogs, 7,500; light
5.00 to $5.80; mixed$5.35 to $5.70;
heavy, $5.75 to$6.00.
Arrived Home.
This morning Dr. Thos. Gait and wife,
and their sons, Lee and John Gait, re
turned from Colorado Spring, accom
panied by Hiram Cable, son of R. R.
Cable, president of the Rock Island &
Peoria railroad. Dr. Gait was seen by an
Abqcs reporter this afternoon. He is
looking exceedingly well, and says that
the trip was also very beneficial to his
wife, who is now much improved in
health. We are pleased to know this fact,
as are many of the friends of the doctor
and his amiable wife.
The road and streets on Third avenue
between Twentieth and Twentyfourth
streets are being fixed up. The workmen
have been engaged since Thursday in
putting rock on the streets, and in pound
ing it up into small pieces. Here is the
solution of a problem that has long been
giving the good citizens of the town much
worry. Let every tramp that the police
can catch be put to work pounding rock
on the streets. If this is done the tramps
will give this city a wide berth, something
that all of us will be glad of.
Fred Krell, the restaurant man on
Second avenue, is having a new walk put
down in front of his store, this is some
thing that has long been needed.
As my doctors agree that I must quit
smoking, also business, or die some duy
before I have time to pull my boots on.
(Now I do not propose to do either.)
But what I want, is, all persons knowing
themselves indebted to me, to call and
settle the same at my office, before June
1st." AU unpaid principals and interest
due on notes, call at Mitchell & Lynde's
brink and settle. Any one having any
claims against mc will present them at
my office. If I am compelled to pass in
my checks I want to leave my estate in
shape that pirates, praying hypocrites, and
blackmailing shyster lawyers cannot rob
ft 8 they have me. My real estate
in Bock Island is all for sale. For par
ticulars After Jane 1st inquire of my son
or E. M. Sweeney, postomce block
17d6t O. J. Dimick.
W. W. Bowlby relumed from Proph
etstown and Erie last evening, where he
had been on business. He sold five pianos
fn the above named towns during his
A Picnic.
If you want to see a happy set of inno
cent little toddlers, ranging all the way
up from four to twelve years old, just
take a walk around Union square about
four o'clock in the afternoon. There are
about twentyfive children who congregate
there and hava a regular picnic playing
on the grass. It is a pleasant sight to see
them play and enjoy themselves in their
innocent way.
Circuit Court.
Circuit court has been going along in
the usual tenor of its way all this week.
A number of the old cases which have
been standing on the docket have been
disposed of. The jury in the case of
Ross & Rice, for use, v John Clark et al,
came in this morning and returned a
verdict for the defendant. The court
adjourned at noon today until 2 o'clock
Monday afternoon, when a new set of
jurors will be sworn in.
Everts Commandery.
Everts Commandery, No. 18, Knights
Templar, expect to have a big time next
Wednesday, at which time work will be
performed on the Red Cross and Templar
degrees. It is expected that Louis K
Storkel, Grand Sword Bearer of the Grand
Commandery of Illinois, and inspector for
this district will be present to confer the
Yesterday evening our citizens were
treated to some fine singing by a strolling
band of Italian girls. There were three
girls in the party. The eldest girl bad
only one arm, the next oldest had two
arms and played an accordion, while the
smallest girl, a little midget, took up the
collection. The largest girl done the
singing and she bad one of the finest
voices we ever heard. They serenaded
every store on Nineteenth street, and of
course were well rewarded for their
The Firemen.
The boys of the Rescue Hose company
have been engaged in repainting and
cleaning up their fire engine. It now
looks as fresh as a daisy and will loom up
immense in the parade next Thursday.
The Rescue boys are an energetic set of
lads, and deserve great prisse.
Not to be behind any of the rest of the
boys the Holly Hose company boys have
new suits. The suits fit like paper on the
wall. The caps are regulation caps, and
set the suits off to perfection. The Holly
boys are a genial set, as happy as the
days are long, and when it comes to
getting to a fire, the are ribt there on the
double ouick.
A Chase.
A commercial man and a girl were rid
ing in a hack last night, making Home
howl, as it were. A peeler gave chase to
the hack, told the hackman to stop or he
would make a sieve out of him. The
hackman, who didn't want to go heaven
not just then anyhow, stopped. But the
drummer was not to be caught. He made
a leap out of the carriage, but in doing
so ripped a pair of new pants in such a
manner that they won't be fit to wear any
more, but all the same made his escape,
The peeler only wanted the drummer, so
he let the girl and the hackman go. The
drummer is a Chicago man, and represents
a wholesale boot and shoe house. Guess
his name.
Oypiy Jock
Old Gypsy Jack struck town yesterday.
Gypsy Jack is a noted character in police
circles. In the sere and melancholy leaf
he used to give the police no end of
trouble . He was engaged in nearly every
devilment that turned up. He has been
arrested a number of times for horse
stealing. About four years ago Jack
went off. The police didn't know where
he was, and carediess. The town was
better off without him, and the more he
stayed away the better pleased they were.
But now he has returned. But he isn't the
same Jack any more. Some time ago he
got in a row and the other fellow gouged
one of his eyes out. This left Jack with
only one eye, but he had life left, and as
he dtdn'l care anything for beauty, it mat -tered
little to him, whether school kept
or not so he breathed, lived and had bis
being. He told us confidentially this
morning that he had reformed and was
going to lead a new life. If be will only
try, we stand ready to aid him with our
Another Candidate.
Truly the uncertainty and doubt exist
ing in politics is very great. Several
weeks ago, yea, even before the snow had
disappeared from the hilltops, had Capt.
H. C. Cleaveland announced himself as a
candidate for the legislature subject to
the decision of his republican friends in
convention assembled. For weeks and
weeks he had undisputed way in the leg
islative field, and he was just beginning
to congratulate himself that he would
have no opposition, and that he would
hold down the same seat in the state hall
at Springfield which he did last year, when
lo, and behold there comes a dark vision
across his path, and a citizen from the
rural districts has shied his caster in the
ring, and announces his determination to
smote the captain right and left. The
man who has thus dared to beard the lion
in his den, so to speak, is W. F. Crawford,
who has a domicile in the town of Edging
ton. Crawford comes to the front, not
with a faint heart, but proclaims in
tones loud and long that he will
have Cleaveland's scalp dangling
at his belt before many moons
We sympathize with the captain in bis
deep affection. It is no small matter to
have one's heart set on some coveted
prize, and then when it is almost within
his grasp, to have some one step between
and pluck the dainty morsel. But we
would advise Cleaveland not to despair.
Let him take fresh courage, and brace np
bis spine. Let him sharpen up his weap
ons of war, and then enter the ring with a
whoop that will strike terror and dismay
to the heart of his country adversary
We give this advice to Cleaveland for we
know he is in dire distress, and needs
assistance. The Union is loud in its
praise of his opponent and tells of his
heroic deeds in the dark hours of the war.
If it comes to the worst we will publish
the captain's record, and then the Union
will be sorry tnat they said anvtning
about fighting and Crawford's prowess.
The FiiUvaL .
There was a large attendance at the
flower festival at the Central Presbyterian
church last night. The good ladies of
that church had left nothing undone that
would aid to the programme of the even
ing,' and as a matter of course, all who
attended enjoyed themselves in a huge
manner. The ice cream was delicious, the
strawberries large and luscious, and the
cake, well, you onght to have been there
and partook of it, to have had a knowl
edge of its sweetness. The receipts of the
evening were large, and the money taken
in will be used for the benefit of the
A Familiar Place
At the present time there is a very
charming young lidy from a neighbor
hood town visiting a young lady in this
city. This young lady of the first part is
a preacher's daughter. Two nights ago
she came up town to the postoffice alone
While returning home she met a great
many young men, and every one of them
spoke to her and said it was a nice even
ing, etc. When she got back home, she
said to her cousin, "why, what familier
people you have here in Rock Island. In
coming home I met over twenty
young men and they all lifted their hats
to me and said it was a nice evening. Out
where I live we don't speak to people
unless we know them " The young lady
did not know that the boys were trying
to make a mash, bnt when she reads this
her unsophisticated mind will probably be
somewhat enlightened on Rock Island
The Baueat Place in Chicago.
Chicago Herald, May 10.
Any person who visits the advertising
agency of Lord & Thomas, McCormick
mock, will not doubt that they are trans
acting an immense business with the
newspaters of the country. A thorough
Knowledge ot their business, coupled with
energy ana a literal use or their own
medicine, has placed them in the front
rank of advertising agencies in the United
We will not state the exact amount,
but we will say that during the past few
weeks they have closed contracts which
will aggregate hundreds of thousands of
dollars, and this business has been se
cured in competition with the eastern
agencies, thus demonstrating their claim
of possessing unequalled "facilities."
Their business offices are veritable hives
of industry, every member of their efficient
corps of employes being furnished with
work enough to develop their working
energies. We think this firm might well
adopt as their motto "Courtesy and
Energy." The Herald cougratulate9 them
on their merited success.
The County Building.
15 F. E. Palmer to D. F. Cromwell,
lots C and 7, block 3, llealy's sub division;
Freytag & Schmidt to Philip Schmidt,
sJ lot 10, block 61, lower addition to Rock
Island; $150.
Mary Ditman to Schmidt & Freytag, sj
lot 10. block 61, lower addition to Rock
Island, $133 ,5G, and lot 1, block C, Dav
enport's second addition to Rock Island.
$700, and lot 2, block 6, same addition,
$207, and lot 4, block 4, sama addition;
16 Estate of Wm. Pprter, deceased.
Final account of executor, including re
port of distribution, filod and approved
and executor discharged.
Estate of Mary Dittmann, deceased.
Final- account filed and approved and
estate closed and executor discharged.
Estate of Alanson K. Philleo, deceased.
Letters of administration issued to Jane
O. Philleo. Bond filed and approved.-
AU Abont a Coat.
There was quite a lively time in Jus
tice Cooke's office this afternoon over an
arbitration case. Some time ago Conrad
Schneider thought he would look better
if he had a new suit of clothes. He
called on Melchoir Koch, the tailor, and
left an OTder for the same. In due time
the clothes were made and sent to
Schneider's house. Mr. Schneider think
ing he would make his first appearance in
bis new suit at church, waited until
one Sunday morning before he tried them
on. The pants fitted him "susht like the
paper on the wall," and as he gazed in the
mirror and saw how nicely he looked in
them, he smole a smile of sweet content
ment. The vest was next put on, and
he could find no objection to it. But
what was his consternation when he
jumped into the coat. It was a regular
?, and he cwme near being lost in its
deep recesses. The sleeves were too
long, and the collar came up above his
ears. One look in the glass was sufficient.
and with a jerk he rid himself of the
garment. He had put up $36 in good
money for the clothes, and he did not
want to lose the use of them on
account of the coat. He did not
take it back to Eoch, however, but when
Monday morning came, he showed up at
Marschall's tailor shop with the uncouth
article. Marschall said he would remake
it for $9.50. Schneider agreed to this
and went away. But Marschall found
that it was a bigger job than he contracted
for, and consequently charged $11.90 for
the work. When Schneider came to pay
the bill he kicked hard, and refused to
settle on that basis. Both were
stubborn and would not relent, so
the matter was brought be
fore 'Squire Cooke. Messrs. Ram-
skill, Hoppe and Zimmer three ex
perts, with the shears and needle were
summoned, and asked to decide whether
if a man was very economical and worked
real hard that he could have reflxed the
coat for loss than $11.90. The arbitra
tors looked over the garment carefully.
counted the number of stitches, etc.; and
rendered the verdict in favor of Marschall
saying that they would not hare done the
work for a cent less. This settled it.
Schneider was satisfied. He went down
into his trouser's pocket, pulled forth his
wallet, and planked down the cash.
Round trip tickets at greatly reduced
rates are now on sale at the Chicago, Rock
Island & Pacific passenger station on
Moline avenue,, to: Albert Lea, Spirit
Lake, Minneapolis, St faul, Lake Minne-
tonka, Dulutb, and Clear Lake. The sale
of tickets will continue until September
30th, and purchasers of same may return
previous to, or October 1st. For infor
mation regarding the Bummer resorts of
Northern Iowa and Minnesota, rates, etc.
apply to J. F. Cook, ticket agent, Chicago,
KocK island os racinc railway. iou
Let Rock Island Have a Grand Celebra
tion of the Motional Holiday.
It behooves the patriotic citizen, who is
a numerous individual in Rock Island, to
think something about celebrating the
Fourth of July here this year. It is emi
nently proper that this city should have
a bang up lum turn blow out on the na
tional holiday this year. This city is
booming . The presidential campaign is
upon us. It is a year pregnant with
great events. Therefore should Rock
Island arouse herself and make the
welkin ring upon the reoccurrence of the
Declaration of Independence. Our Rod
man Rifles are booming. Let 'em boom.
Let the eagle scream. Hang out the
banners on the outer walls. Let the big
bells gladly ring in the glorious day.
Let the atmosphere resound with the
detonations of fire crackers, torpedoes
and toy pistols: Let sounding brass and
tinkling cymbals sound both in sonorous
strains. Let the rattling drum and the
wry necked fife be heard from the thor
oughfares and highways. Let the silver
tongued orator discourse proudly and
eloquently on our national greatness. Let
harmonious choirs lift up their voices in
swelling anthems. Let surpliced priests
solemnly pronounce pious invocations.
Call out the mlitia, the police force, the
brave fire laddies, and the secret societies,
the trade and manufacturers in gaudy
wagons, the masquers and burlesquers in
various disguises and let a procession be
formed that will reach from Rock Island
to Milan. Let the rocket's red glare light
up the evening air. Let fantastic fire
whirl hither and thither and around and
around. Let all the people turn out.
Call in the neighbors. Let them come
from farm and workshop, from valley and
hillside. Let all the country come and
unite in a whooping, rousing, grand
hurrah !
The Whitney Fleet
Sheriff Reticker placed three men in
charge of the fleet Thursday afternoon.
Along towards dusk, the mtn engaged on
the boats, told them that they could re
main on board until midnight, when they
would have to get off, as it was the inten
tion to go down stream. The men, who
had been drinking some, were becoming
boisterous, and one of the deputies came
up town and told Sheriff Reticker that
there would likely be trouble. The sher
iff hitched up his fastest horse, and with
Deputy Sheriff Silvis went down to the
fleet It was about 80 'clock : when the
sheriff boarded the boat. The roustabouts
put on a brave appearance, and it looked
as if they would ignore the sheriff. Ret
icker walked aboard first and Silvis fol
lowed, ine men were ordered to go
ashoTe, but they did not seem Inclined to
obey. They saw our stalwart deputy
sheriff shed his coat, and spit on his
hands. He started for tbem and tbey got
off in such a hurry, that some of them
came near falling in the water.
Capt. Whitney will take his fleet back
to Keokuk, Iowa, either today or tomor
row, and the business of the firm will be
conducted by the receiver, Mr. Cole. The
Kahlke Bros, have a lien of (3,000 against
the boats, which must be settled. Major
Connelly is attorney for the Kahlke Bros,
and Capt Whitney, while Parks & Pleas
ants are attorneys for the receiver. It is
to be hoped now that this matter will be
arranged to the satisfaction of all parties
The Sunday Programme.
Twentieth street Evangelical Lutheran
church: the Rev. C. A. Mennicke, pas
tor. Text at 10 a. m., John 23 90.
Thema: "Von den Hindernissen des Geb
cts bei glaeubigen Christen . "
The Rev. D. M. Ure, D. D., of Mon
mouth, will preach in the United Presby
terian church at 10:45 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.
Sunday school at 9:30 a. m, Hugh War
nock Superintendent, Young people's
meeting at 7 p. m.
"Christian Service" (10:45 a. m.) and
"Light in Darkness" (7:30 p. m. will be
preached upon in the First Baptist church
by the Rev. I. W. Read, pastor. Baptism
after the 7:30 service. Sunday school at
9.30 a. m, J. W. Welch, Superintendent
Trinity church : Rev. R. F. Sweet.pastor.
Morning service at 7 and 10:45 am, even
ing service at 7 :30 p. m. ; Sunday school at
9:30a. m.; Robert Hudson, superintendent.
Trinity Mission: services with sermon by
the pastor, Rev. R. F. Sweet, at &30 p.
m. Sunday school at 2 :30 p. m.
Prof. R. S. Weidner, of Augustana
College, will preach in the Broadway
Presbyterian church at 10:45 a. m. and
7:30 p. m. Sunday school at 9:15 a. m.
Dr. J. W. Stewart, Superintendent.
Young people's meeting at 7 p. m. Sub
ject, "What is a Christian Life?" Matt.
xxv : 34 40.
"The Chuch: Its Foundation" (10.45
a. m.) and "The Security of the Chiwch'
(7:30 p. m.) will be the subjects of the
Rev. It. G. Pearce, pastor, in the First
Methodist Episcopal chureh. Sunday
school at 9: 15 a.m., E. W. Spencer,
Superintendent. Young people's meeting
at 7 p. m.
"The Christ of History Christ and
Other Masters" will be the theme of the
Rev. S. S. Cryer, at the Presbyterian
church on Sunday morning. In the eve
ning he will preach on the practical them
"Buyers and Sellers." Young people's
meeting at 6:30, The study for a few
Sundays will .be "The Prophecies Con
cerning Christ.1,
At 10:45 a.m. in the Christian chapel,
the Rev. J. H. Wright, pastor will dis
course upon "The church, the DecJara
tion of the Divine Wisdom Unto all Gen
erations," Eph. ill:10 and 17. Mr.
Wright will, at 7:30 p. m. present the
second of his "Sermons for Youthful
Thinkers." Its theme will be "Some
Causes of Modern Doubt." Sunday school
at 9:15 a. m. F. H. Kaupke. Superinten
dent, loung peoples meeting at 6:15
p. m. " .
the pkotikst ladi a buck island
Remarked to a friend the other day
that she knew Kemp's Balm lor the
Throat and Lungs was a superior remedy,
as it stopped her cough instantly when
others had no effect whatever. So to
prove this O. Grotjan will guarng
tee it to all. 5 f nee ov cents and f 1
Trial tiufree.
Attend church tomorrow.
'Rah for our base ball club.
The river business is booming.
Subscribe for the daily Abqcs.
Firemen's parade next Tuesday.
Remember the excursion tomorrow.
Republican caucuses tonight a week.
Go out and visit the cemetery tomor
row. -
Tomorrow is train Sunday on the C. B.
Don't forget to attend church tomor
John T. Raymond at Harper's theatre
The Argus will be issued early Monday
The roof of the Baptist church is being
No marriage license has been issued
for three days.
Excursion on the Milan street car line
all day tomorrow.
Hearty everybody in town was out
promenading last night.
A fine time can be had by patronizing
ine excursion tomorrow.
No arrests by the police today. The
city pound is also empty.
Yesterday a week will be pay day on
the great Milwaukee road .
There was only one load of hay ou Mar
ket square this forenoon.
A big lot of ladies' low shoes and slip -
pers, at $1 per pair, at E. Turner s.
Mr. J. W. Siraonson and I. S. Knowles,
of Port Byron, were in the city last night.
We are sorry to learn that Mr. J. M.
Buford is confined to the house' by illness,
All aboard for the excursion to Mont;
pelier on the steamer Josephine tomorrow.
Two or three amateur games of base
ball will be played in the city tomorrow,
The Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific
road will pay its employes for April next
week .
There will be preaching at the Ninth
street Methodist Episcopal church to
The finest and largest line of ladies
fine shoes to be found in the city at E.
Turners s.
Alderman Briggs and Mr. Andrew Don
aldson have returned home from their
western trip.
The most enjoyable way in which to
spend tomorrow is to take the Josephine
for Montpelier, Iowa.
Don't forget the fact that the Arous
will come out as a morning paper on
Monday mornings after this.
The Josephine leaves Rock Island fci
Montpelier tomorrow morning at 9:30 and
in the afternoon at 1:30.
The bill boards which blew down on
Second avenue some time ago, are being
fixed up for the circus posters.
Teeth extracted without pain, by Mor
gan McCandless, dentists, 3rd avenue
and 20th street. Telephone 68. Sl-dwtt
The Market Square Terrors will play a
game of ball with the Counter Jumpers
at the old Star park tomorrow afternoon
Try your luck and see whether it will
be a $100 government bond or a buggy
You stand a good chance of drawing
either one. The Golden Eagle clothing
store is the placet ,
The. party given by Miss Mamie Smith
Thursday night was well attended and a
real pleasant time was had by all who
were present.
Tbev come and go and so do their
neighbors to purchase their outfit
clothing at the Golden Eagle and each
one who purchases goods to the amount
of f 4 will receive a present.
The John T. Raymond company aie at
the Harper house. They will leave for
Chicago tonight at 11:15 over the Chi
cago, Rock Island & Peoria road.
When you want reliable fire and life
insurance at low rates, call on W. L,
Coyne, corner Seventeenth street, and 3d
avenue, up stairs, Rock Island, 111. d3m
Mr. Paul Hamilton, the genial assistant
ticket agent of the Chicago, Rock Island
& Pacific road, has gone to Le Claire to
spend Sunday with his parents.
Mr. John Blakely, Jr., is in the city
today. The gentleman is now located
on his farm a few miles south of Milan
where he is raising some fine cattle.
Dr. J. Cleland, dentist, has removed his
office to Hoffman's block, No. 124 Main
street, Davenport, in rear of Firjt Na
tionalBank. 16d6twlt
The fifth annual dance of the Rock
Island fire department will be held at
Turner hall on Thursday evening. May
22. Tickets 75 cents. Fireman in uni
form, 50 cents.
E. W. Hurst represents the leading
American and Foreign Insurance Co s
Policies carefully written at current rates
Agency established 1874. Office over
Hock Island National Bank.
Tne kalsomincrs are whitening the
ceiling and walls of the American Express
company in fine shape. Agent Smith
will probably put on a new suit of clothes
in honor of the occasion.
The C. O. D. laundry at Davenport
still continue to laundry shirts at 8 cents
collars 2 cents and cuffs 4 cents. 123
Main streettelephone No. 372. d202m.
W. A. Glockhof, the popular cigar
dealernd ticket broker under the Harper
house, arrived home last evening from
attending the annual meeting of the
American Ticket Broker's Association at
Louisville, Kentucky.
You will regret it if you do not pur
chase that new suit at the Golden Eagle,
because you can buy clothing as cheap
there as it can be sold, and you will re
ceive a present in the bargain.
"For Congress" is an exceedingly
laughable comedy. It will be rendered
tonight by Mr. John T. Raymond and his
excellent company. If you enjoy wit
nessing a good performance don't fail to
be at tbe opera house tonight.
Mrs. J. B. Connell, of B iwling, and
Mr. W. S- Spaulding, were the most lucky
yesterday among the many who drew
"prizes at the Golden Eagle, clothing houte.
The former drew a suberb water set and
the latter a fine glass tea set
Sheriff Berry and son, of Peoria, paid
the Argus office a pleasant visit last
night Theyfhad attended the hanging at
Morrison and were on their way home.
Mr. Berry is a plaasant gentleman, and
we will wager that he takes good care of
his prisoners.
Sheriff ; Reticker acted as the special
correspondent of the Argtjs at Morrison
yesterdiy. As the Argus bad the best
and earliest report of the affair, we feel
like congratulating our sheriff on his sac
cess as a reporter. If we could induce
him to resign the sheriffalty, we would at
once engage him on our reportorial staff.
lenaKonej br Americas Bxpreas Co. Honey
Receipts given. Money refunded if
Orders are lost. Sold at all offices of the
Co. Payable at 8,500 places. Rates: to
$5-5c: tl0-8c: $20-10c.: ?au-IZC :
$40 15c.: $50-20c. Apr28d3m.
FOR RENT A honse on Fifteenth street, next
door to Flrat Baptist chnrch parsonage. 16dKt
FOR SALE Old papers for sale in any auantitj
at tliit office, cheap.
FOR SALE At nr office, on Eleventh street.
the beet quality of coal. Also dry oak cord wood,
stone and sand. Orders received by telephone at
car bouse. D. Q. Dohlman, agent. misd3ra
FOR SALE Sixty lots in bit addition to Rock
Island. One-fourth down, balance in yearly pay
ments, with six per cent interest. B. Davenport.
JOB PRINTINO. The ARBD8 is now uavine
special attention to iu job department, and all o
ders for work will be executed with all possible
aespatcn ana neatness, uive ns a can.
e U. S. Mall Steamships ,
Sail Irom New York every Saturday for
Jabin Passage, 60 to 80. Second Cjbin, $40.
Steerage, Cntn'ard $18, Prepaid, $31.
From Pier No. 41 N. R.. New York.
CITT OP ROME Sails Jnne 14, July 12, Augnst 9.
AtSTKL " May 31, June so, July so.
Superb accommodations for all clashes of pas
aengers. Cabin passage to Liverpool $60 to $100
according to accommodations. Second Cabin and
steerage aa anove. For passage, t aDin plans, book
of rates, &c apply to
Or O. M . Loosi.kt, Caul Rochon, Rock Island.
Wall Paper and
Brown Blanks, ner roll 8 cents
Buff- " " .10 "
White " 12J
Grounds 174 "
Satins 191 :.'
Borders and Ceiling Decorations at correspondingly low prices.
Cord Curtain Fixtures 10 cents. Spring Fixtures 15cents
mar-30-dly l(ju9 se(0n(j aveD1J(
Quote Prices in their
Childrens' Button Shoe at - - - 85 cts.
130 Pairs Ladies High Kid Button Shoe, at
the astonishing low price of - $1.25 a pair.
60 Pairs Ladies Kid Low Cut Slips,
at - - - - - - $1,00 a pair.
120 Pairs Ladies Low Kid Button, 1,00 a pair.
All other Goods in our iiimiense stock at correspondingly low
prices. We make a specialty of Misses Spring Heeled
Button Shoes; sizes from 11 to 2. and in four
widths. Give us a call and be convinced,
at the Boot aud Sho,; Parlor of
Carse & Co.. 1622 Sec. Ave.
Wm. Ramskill,
Merchant Tailor,
No. 1603 Second Avenue,
H"Fine Fits a Specialty.
The Artistic Tailor!
Has received his Spring and Summer stock of IMPORTED
WOOLENS, and is now prepared to suit the tastes of all.
tThe Latest Fashions and Finest Fits at Pixon's,
No. 1706 Second Ave., Rock Island.
Merchant Tailor
Negus Block, Market Square, up stairs, R,ock Island,
Has a very Fashionable line of Samples to select from. The
best goods at reasonable prices. No fancy prices.
(GRAND closing out
As I am retiring from business, I offer to sell my entire stock
of Furniture, Carpets, Window Shades, Curtain Cor
nices, Picture Frames, Mouldings, ete.; also Horses,
Wagon, Buggy, Fire Proof Safe and Office Fnr-
niture, at prices to suit purchasers. The
. whole stock must be sold within 90
days without prolongation.
3f Call early and acenre bargains. Special inducement in job lot.
feb lMSra
Xj -A. IN" 3D S !
In Northern Iowa and Southern Minnesota.
The soil on these lands is a very deep black loam with a sub
soil of light clay; climate and temperature much the same a
that of Northern Illinois, trat far more agreeable owing to the
crisp, dry atmosphere.
Saturday Eve, May 17
Two hours and a half with the representative
American Comedian.
In bis enormously successful new play,
a political satire in four acts,
. called.
Positively the only appearance of Mr. Raymond
la Rock Island this year.
The sale of seats will commence Vedne-ds
morning al the Harper honse drug store.
JFiiolesale and Retail Bake
Special attention paid to furnishing faniHe witt
Bread, Cakee and Pastry, which will be deilveied
rega.arly to any part of the city. Special orders
will receive attention. Market Sqnare, Ttork jpj
and angldwftnKi
Curtain Fixtures
Micoa 22J cents
Gilts, plain 35 "
GiltB, colored 40
Gilts, embossed 60
Shoe Dcjvirtnient:-
Rock Island, 111.

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