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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 1890.
Cook Stoves j Ranges,
RIVERSIDE OAK STOVES,
Boynton Celebrated Furnaces,
MASON & DAVIS'
Wrought Steel Ranges
t-"E8tiraiites for Heating and Ventilating famished on application.
1617 Second avenue,
CLOSING OUT PRICES.
Plush Cabinet Albums 38 cents,
Leather Cabinet Albums 78 cents,
Sleds Below Cost,
Work Baskets Below Cost,
Stationery at 20 per cent off,
Cabinet Frames 20 per cent off;
Bibles at Cost,
BIG BARGAINS in Every
CLOSE out our Stock in Twenty Days.
House Furnishing Goods,
Gas Fitting Stock
KOHN & ADLER'8,
POST OFFICE BLOCK.
Coughs, Colds, Etc.,
Irish Cough Syrup,
(10 and Ms a Bottle.)
For Liver and. Kidney Troubles
NOTHING EQUAL TO
Thomas' Liver and Kidney Pills,
25c a Box Sample free.
T. H. THOMAS,
Druggist, Rock Island.
and Steel Dome Furnaces.
Rook Island, Ills.
Wall Paper at and Below Cost
Window Shades at Cost.
Department for we MU8T
KINGSBURY & SON,
1705 Secend Avenue.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
THE PROGRESSIVE BODY
The C .tizena' Improvement Aasocia
tion Hold- a (Special Meeting.
Tne ouu. il ourtPN) A knn l
rdceu ny the Amolat1on---Vlli Re
mala njr It-j-ir -The ( tomut Vmr
torj , the Hon Mill TrinxnIMlon of
Pow. r, Kic.
The Rock Island Citizens' Improve
ment a laociation held its special meeting
last evening with President Haas in the
chair and a good attendance of members
The pr sident placed be fore the associa
tlon th resolutions of the city council
tendering the use of the council chamber
for me lines and spoke very compliment
tary of the action of the council in so do
ing. Mr. John Crubaugh thereupon
presented a resolution expressing the
thanks of the association tor the council's
kindnets and accepting the offer. Dr.
Paul moved that the first part of the res'
olutlor be adopted by a rising vote and
this wss done. It is as follows:
w hi ke as. I he city council at its
meeting on January 6 passed a resolution
grantii g this association the right to bold
its met tines at the council chamber and
for the transaction of such other business
as may come before them Therefore be
Remo ved, That we, the Citizens' Im
proverient association, do hereby pass a
vote oi tnanas to the said city council
tor th honor and kindness they have
shown us in offering ua the use of their
chamber for the transaction of our bust
Cap . J. M. Montgomery moved that
the sec )od part of the resolution pertain
ing to the acceptance of the council's
offer be adopted in the interests of econ
omy. He thought the association was
paying out too much for rental for the
time it used the rooms.
Dr Paul said the council did
a. a . . ...
mums, me inine in inviting the associa
tion tr its rooms, but be believed the as
socianon shouia remain hy itself, as
while he objects of both organizations
were t le same there should be two dis
tinct f tmllies and two houses. The asso
ciatior wanted a home; something that
gave i an essential proprietorship. He
belie wd a large part of tl.e success of
the astociation bad been due to having
good looms always acceasiblc. Mr W.
H Judge considered that the association
in abaidoning its rooms would assume a
retrog ade movement It should retain
its ow i toons and preserve its identity
witboitt which Its existence would be
Mr V Knowlton was of the opin
ion ll. at the association would make a
great mistake in moving. He recalled
the fate of the old business men's assot
ciatiot , which had failed ulteriv in its
purpose and passed out of existence
simpl; because it had no home of its
own, .nd was unable to maintain inter
est an 1 bold ita members He thought
the atsociation should liok for better
quarti rs rather than abandon what it bad
in the wav of rooms of its own.
Mr. P L. Mitchell was of the opinion
that he association should accept the
counc i's proposition. Reconsidered the
relent on of the present rooms a needless
eipenie to the association, and thought
the ccuncil chamber equally as desirable.
Pre I. lent Haas then called Mr.Mitchell
to the chair, and taking the floor, spoke
at let.gth in favor of moving to the
counc 1 chamber The holding of the
preset t rooms involved an unnecessary
eipenie the paying of rent for one or
two n ghts a month which in the win
ter t me were too cold for committee
meeti igs unless heated for the purpose,
and it the summer time were too hot for
the regular meetings. He thought the
quarters not exactly desirable at any
time, and could see no reason for re
maining in them longer, especially as the
work of the two bodies waa identical in
Mr E. H. Ouyer took the view that
the i ssociation was not on its proper
work ng basis, for if it was it would, in
stead of seeking to abandon ita own
room j, ratbet seek such as could be ac
cessible at all timea for committee meet
ings, etc. If the present room is for any
reasr n undesirable, the association had
better get one mure inviting and more
adapted to its purposes. An association
such as this in Rock Island ought to be
strot g enough to have a good room. To
give up its own rooms would not only
imp ir the association's influence, but de
tract from its independence. While the
asso iation and the council bad a aimilar
worl. to perform, be maintained the asso
ciation should have the broader field of
the wo, aa it abould not devote itself en
tire!? to municipal legislation, but abould
braicb out and endeavor to aecure new
Dr. Paul thought the association
cou d well afford to keep its present
rooms not only for the association's
owt use, but for the benefit of other ao
ciet es such as the Relief society, and
oth r meetings of benefit to the city.
Furthermore, he would favor the ap
pointment of a committee to consult with
Meisrs. Mitchell A Lvnde with a view to
have a desirable suite of rooms especially
des. gned for the association's own use in
the new building which they are to bnild
this spring. Mr. A. M. Blakealy favsred
retraining in the present quarters. Tbe
ass ciation should preserve its individ
ual ty If it would succeed. Tbe motion
to f ccept the council's offer was then put
and lost by a two-thirds vote.
i i Paul presented the names of Dr.
G. 3 Craig and Messrs. H W. Dusln
ber'e and T. R. Harper for membership
anc they were elected by unanimous vote.
President Hasa then introduced the
cat ulng factory project and called for an
expression an tbe subject. Mr. Medill
sta t d the facts as they appeared in the
Ab sua of last Saturday evening relative
to he desire of tbe Milan Canning com-
pa ty to remove to Rock Island in order
to acquire better shipping facilities, in
ert ase iU capacity and improve its oppor
tunities for securing help. Mr. P. L.
Mi tchell stated that upon seeing tbe artis
clt In tbe Abacs, be bad written to tbe
off cers of tbe company, asking them to
ca I on bim. Aa a consequence be bad
had a conference with one or. two of tbe
heaviest stockholder, had learned of their
wants and that more capital say $6,000
worth be secured if tbe industry was to
be brought to Rock Island. He had shown
the officers of tbe company a building ad
mirably suited to their use, which they
said was just what they wanted and
bad also made inquiry of Mr. A. C. Dart
as to tbe character of the goods manu
factured and had learned from him that
thev were the best in the market. He
suggested the appointment of a commit
tee on the subject of bringing the factory
to Rock Island, and the chair appointed
Messrs. P. L Mitchell, J . M. Buford and
Mr. R. Crampton spoke of having had
converse tions which led him to believe
that the Messrs. Sears might he induced
to build their mill in Rock Islsnd and
be thought it would be well to have i
committee look into the matter.
Mr. E H. Guyer spoke of tbe possibil
ity of making arrangements by which the
Messrs Sears could erect their mill in
nock Island and transmit tbe power to
run it from Rock river by electricity
1 he whole matter was referred to the
committee on manufactures and with an
urgent appeal on the part of Dr. Paul
that each member endeavor to secure new
names for membership, the association
A in lutein .-!
tonight the musical wonder, Blind
Tom, will give an entertainment at Har
per's theatre. The Newark, (N. J ) Ad
vert iter says:
Notwithstanding the bad weather last
night, a large sized audience assembled in
Library ball to hear tbe unique perform
ance of Blind Tom. Since bis last visit
here, Tom has enlarged his reoertorv
somewhat, and the entertainment las:
night was unusually diversified. As an
inspired player of the piano forte, deriv-
ing his skill from no school or teacher.
Blind Tom is certainly an unexplained
phenomenon. In what mav be called the
serious part of bis programme, this musi
cal wonder plaved from the wmlra of
Beethoven, Von Webber, GottachaU,
Pease and other great masters, with his
usual intuitive skill and fineness. The
vocal numbers were more curious than
artistic. Tom's imitations were, as
usual, remarkably clever, and his piano
forte reproduced the musical effects of
various instruments with exactness.
The Waifs f New York" will be pre
sented at Harpers theatre tomorrow
Of Miss Emmett and her !av the Phila
delphia Time of Sept 17thsaysas follows
The Waifs of New York." a sensa
tional melodrama of life in the metrnno.
lis. handsomely mounted and rendered hy
an excellent company, was witnessed at
Forepaugh's theatre yesterday afternoon
and evening by enthusiastic audience
that packed the coay little theatre. The
familiar sign 'standing room onlv.' was
early displayed The play is familiar to
play-goers and is liked by everybody. The
stor7 and plot are excellent, the charac-
ters are striking pictures of city life and
the fun is uproarious. The scenery is all
new and elaborate, and the mechanical
effects are strikingly effective. Among
tbe scenic pictures are Harlem river rail
road bridge, bearing a train of cars, in
terior of the Tombs police court. Trinitr
church by moonlight. Castle Garden at
sunset and tbe burning of a tenement
bouse at Five Points which n
produce 1 without a hitch and elicited
applause from the large audience.
An Heinle Art.
Mr. Geo. W. Blakesley, son of Mr. and
Mrs A M. Blakesley, who is attending
the Slate University at Champaign, cov
ered himself with glory the other day and
proved himself a hero in the truest sense
of the word. He was passing along the
street when he discovered a crowd about
the handsome structure of the Presbyter
ian church and hastening to learn the
cause of the excitement was told a Are
had broken out close up to the roof.
Making a hasty inquiry for a rope, he was
given a piece of clothes line. He en
tered the chapel by climbing up through
the tower gained the roof and running
down the slope to the gutter, directly
over the location of the fire, he made one
end of tbe rope fast and dropped the other
to tbe crowd below, who fastened a bucket
of water to it and quickly pulling it up
he poured the contents on the fire and re
peated the operation until he had sub
dued the names. Then it was that he
discovered bis predicament and the dan
ger ne naa placed nimseil in, and it was
only by the greatest care that he retraced
nis steps safely, and as it was, got
ducking from the hose company which
arrived with its little hand cart and corns
menced throwing water after the fire had
become subdued. As it was, Mr Blakes
ley was the man of the hour and he re
ceived great deal of praise for his brave
and daring act.
Ttie city gained a victory this morning
in tbe verdict of the jury in tbe Linds
quist 92,000 damage suit, which was for
tbe defendant. With tbe present im
proved streets and sidewalks, there is not
as much ground for damage suits as there
used to be.
In the circuit court this morning the
case of Florious Margareth vs. Stephen
Wynert, was tried by jary, with
McEniry & McEnlry for the plaintiff, and
J. L Haas for the defense.
This afternoon the garnishee case of
Frank Bowman for the use of Munger,
vs W. L Coyne, is being tried with Maj.
Beanis ley for the pi On tiff, and J. T.
Kenwortby for the defense.
Judges Pleasants, Smith snd Glenn
have districted the Tenth judicial dis
trict for the official stenographers. Mr.
H . D . Blakemore is assigned to Rock
Island, Mercer and Henry counties, C. C.
Hecrist to Warren, Henderson and two
terms at Knox, while J E. Blakemore
has one term at Knox and Schuyler,
Brown and Fulton counties in the Sixth
Tbe third annual dance of Island City
camp, 309, Modern Woodmen of Ameri
ca, was held at Armory ball last evening.
and was in every way a success. Seventy
couple were present . Bleuer's band fur
niahed the music and a fine supper wai
served by Mrs. Herbert, of Turner hall.
The first annual ball of tbe Journeymen
stone cutters of the tri- cities will be held
at Turner ball, Davenport, tonight.
The Phoenix hose company has a mas
querade at Turner hall this evening.
THE ETERNAL HOME.
Hear- Vaudrtiff. an : Karl j Pettier,
Mr. 'Margaret tttnltenbera: and WH
He Month Answer the Final Mnns
sonsPeter F.rker a t unerai
Mrs. Hugh Warnock died at her home
423 Second street, somewhat suddenly a
5 30 last evening. She had been for sev
eral years a sufferer, and of late her mal
ady bad assumed more serious form
and while her life had not been dispaired
of, it was not supposed that the hand of
death was so soon to manifest itself. Tbe
final trouble was marastua senilis.
airs, warn oca, whose maiden name
was Martha Davidson, was born at New
ton, Andes county, Down, Ireland, Aug.
8, 1824. She was married in her native
country July 13, 1849, to Mr War
nock. and tbe couple came at
once to America. Thev first located
at Pittsbt'rg, where they remained until
1853, when tbey came to Rock Island and
this has since been their borne, Mr. War
nock having from that time been a mem
ber of the soap manufacturing firm of
Warnock & Ralston. The deceased
leaves with her bereaved husband but
one child, J. D. Warnock.
Mrs. Warnock was one of the original
members of the United Presbyterian
church, to which she has always been
devoted and constant member. She was
a woman whose kind hearted disposition
made her beloved by all her acquain
tances, whOBe- sympathy is heartfelt for
those who knew her best and whose
grief is most intense.
The funeral will occur from the family
home at 2 p. m. tomorrow.
Henry Vanilruff, one of the oldest set
tlers of Rock Island county, and a vet
eran of the Black Hawk war. died at Mc-
Clouth. Kansas, yesterday, and the re
mains will be brought to Rock Island, tl.e
services to be held at the M. E church
n Milan on Sunday at 10 a. m. Mr
VandruS came to Rock Island county in
t cttrr . . n . ,
iojv ami seined on uig island, engaging
n the pursuit of farming, and it was after
bim that Yand tuff's island took its name
A few years ago he sold out and has since
made his home in Kansas, though be has
made frequent visits to Rock Island. H
was thoroughly familiar with the early
history of this section. He was eeventy
flve years of age and a bachelor.
Mrs. Margaret Stoltenberg died at her
home, 432 Eighth street at noon today,
after a lingering illness, aged fifty-six.
She was born near Kiel.Holstein, Gcrma
ny, and came to Rock Island in 1868
Her husband survives her with the fol
lowing children: Mrs Julia Gaetjor, and
Mrs. Julius Spilger, of this city, and
Misses Hannah and Terressa, of Daven
port. The funeral will be held Sun lay
afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Willie H South, son of Mr and Mrs
John L. South, of Ninth street between
Sixth and Seventh avenue, died yesterday
morning of inflammation of tbe bowels,
n bts fourteenth year. The funeral will
occur at 2 p. m. Sunday from the home
The funeral of Peter Ec.ker occurred
from the late home of the deceased.
713 Fourth avenue, at 2 o'clock this
afternoon, Rev. Mennicke conducting
the services. Noble Lodge No. 1. Ger
mania No. 6. Island No 4. and Black
Hawk No, 81, all of the A. O. U. W.
society were present under the marshal
ship of R. Scbwecke. The pall bearers
were Messrs. Geo. Waldmann, Henry
Eifert, Henry Fluegel, Joseph Stroehle,
Chris Mittsch, and A. Brandenberger.
Fresh vegetables at May's,
Choice dressed poultry at May's.
"Blind Tom" at the theatre tonight .
Geese, turkeys and chickens at May's
Spinach, lettuce and new beets at
Dr. Truesdale left for Minneapolis last
Tenderloin, spare ribs, pigs' feet, etc.
at Gilmore'a packing house.
Mr. H J. Simmons, one of tbe promt
nent citizens of Rural, was in the city to
Fifty new subscribers is the record of
the Arous during January. A pretty
Turkey, chicken, rabbit, etc , at tbe
grand lunch to be given tomorrow even
ing at Geiger's, corner Ninth street and
Miss Carrie Warner anJ Misa Ellen
Andrews are both quite ill with pneumo
nia at the residence of Mr. John Warner
on Moline avenue.
Tbe Island City gymnasts of Rock Isl
anil will give an interesting programme
at the rink Tuesday evening, Feb 4tb
Admission 15 cents
ureters came from the signal aeivue
today to hoist the cold wave signal, indi
cating a fall of fifteen degrees by tomor
O'Meara, Davenport's great journalistic
reformer, was fined flO and costs by
Magistrate Kaufmann this morning for
his rumpus with Biddy McGee.
Mr. Frank Garnett, tbe blooded stock
fancier of Coe, was in tbe city last even
ing. Mr. Harnett's stock took all the
premiums but one at last year's Coe fair
The creditors of Mr Taylor Williama,
of Sterllug, had a meeting at the Harper
this morning to adopt a course that would
be of mutual advantage to them in effect
ing a settlement of their claims.
With electric wires overhead, gamains
in the cellars, infusoria In tbe air and
bacteria in the water, to say nothing of
the leaser ills and accidents that flesh
prone to, the great wonder of tbe world
is that so many of us keen moving.
The elevator in the Kimball bouse at
Davenport, took a violent up-shoot last
night with two bell boys aboard, but no
one was seriously injured, though tbe
velocity of tbe ascent was so terrific that
it seemed to the occupants they were be
ing elevated to the stars in a band bas
The finance committee of the Y. M
G A , composed of Messrs. E. B. Mr
Kown, Frank Nadler and Dr. J. W
Stewart, have sent out a circular showing
tbe finances of the institution for 1889
It shows receipts of $1,647.45; expendi
tures, $1,649 66.
A buggy belonging to L. G. Snider, the
livery man, which was being recklessly
driven down Second avenue last evening
dished a wheel near Seventeenth street in
turning too abruptly out of the car tracks
and the occupanta two young men-
were thrown out, but neither was serious
Bailey Davenport, of Rock Island, the
gentleman in whose title a large tract of
land north or town, and one of the in
corporators of the Ponca Bridge compa
ny, died at bis home last week. People
here in this part of tbe country will be
sorry to bear this news, for it has been
expected that through Mr. Davenport's
innuence great things might be accom
plished for Ponca. Ponca, Neb., Mail
Industrial Relief Society
Owing to the death of Miss Alice F
Webber and Mrs. Martha Warnock, the
next regular meeting of the Ladies' In
dustrial Kelief society will not be held
until Saturday, Feb. 8.
Elibe Wbtbrhacssr, Prest.
W eather Forecast.
C. 8. Signal Or net, I
Washington, D. C, Jan.81.
For the next 24 hours for Illinois
Fair, oold wave.
What a grand, great countrv this is
with its vast territory, its big rivers. Its
pretty women and its V eni Vidi Vlci cure
It's Salvation Oil.
A peculiarity of Hood's Sarsaparilla is
mat while it purifies the blood, it im
parts new vigor to every function of tbe
4,000 yards of Henrietta ninth
in the new Spring shades will be
placed on sale Saturday morning
at me oosion oiore.
nil, lus. IDS cor. Second and Itrady streets,
HE ARPER'S THEATRE.
Ch. a . Stek l.
ONE NIOHT ONLY,
FRIDAY EVE., JAN.
"Some may come and aome may go.
But Tom plays on forever."
Blind Tom's Piano Recital.
The most B.lllant Expression of Untu
tored Music known to History.
Wonderful Evidence of Memory.
Wonderful Aaay.sla of Music
Wonderful Perception of Sound .
America's Musical Wonder
Blind Tom !
An entertainment, taking it "all In all." never
urpuKo. in me annate or music.
Prices 75, 50 and 85 cents.
Jost received, all
to be sold at
10 Cents per Copy,
by mail 11 cents.
Identical with that for which
you are asked to pay from
four to ten times our price by
and Banjo strings
at low prices.
Call and see for yourselves.
C. C. Taylor
1025 Second avenue,
Under Rock Island House.
Secured by First Mortgage,
;roR SALS AT
64 AND 7 PES OKWT.
1KTIBBST COLLICTXD WITHOUT OBAROS.
No trouble or expense spared to secure choicest
Oar Fourteen years experience and long es
tablished local agendas give us
Call or write for circulars or references.
MAgjjjjjjS Davenport k
in sens or
$200.00 and Upwards
For sale, secured on land worth from
three to five times tbe amount
of tbe loan.
Interest 7 per cent semi annually, collected and
remitted rret or caarga.
E, W. HURST,
AVTORrTKY AT LaW
Kooma S and 4 Masonic Tempta,
ROOK ISLAND. ILL
on Improved Farms In the
Best Counties of Iowa,
. I OR BALK.
The Farms were Inspected by
C. A. FIOKE,
S18 Main St, DAVENPORT. LA.
Prices on many lines of Goods will be of interest to close
tsfcWFavor us with a visit.
Geo. W. D. Harris,
Real Estate and Insurance,
829 Seventeenth St., under Commercial Hotel, ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Tbe following are among the many bargains offered:
A fine large bouse with all modern Imnrovs-
menu, good barn, trees, etc., S acre of land, fine
totanon, just outside tun city limits tear tbe
street cars; cheap, assy terms.
A nice brick residence, with all mo Ip im
provements, large grounds, on Elm street, for sale
tueap on easy terms.
uwruui, Bui ruuma, ovu wen, cis
tern and cellar, large barn, s acre of land, within
a few steps of Milan street cars, at a bargain.
A rood bouse and imDrovrment with about a
Acres of land suitable for gardening about three
mucs rrom noca island. lor sale cheap.
11,000 will buy 90 acres of land partly lmcroT
ed, tn Cordova township.
fS.500 will buy a a no I 10 acre farm, cood im-
prorements, on reasonable terms.
A nice residence, large lot. in one of the bast
neighborhoods on Twenty-third street, ebeap.
Onlyafewof those fine lota left in !:!:,,
addition oa Twenty-second and Twenty-third
1175 dollars will buv a lot tiiir . r- ,.r ,t
Fifth avenue and Eighth street
UU will buv a iron,! lot u-i wU l lPuTp.1 ATI
A good etgbty-arre farm.
Writ located lu this
county will lake huuse url
ot In this city fur
K I y All
Men's Felt Shoes ft 00
Felt Boot Overs i f
" Arctics i oo
" Rubbers 40
" Cloga 50
Women's Aretiea 75
High Button Qaiters i. 85
" Alsakaa 40
Boy's Arctics 50
Misses' High Button Gaiters SO
" Arctics 70
Children's Arctics 50
In addition to these low prices I will give away an Encyclopepia, valued at $8,
to each customer baying $25 worth of Boots end Shoes.
Call in and let us show you tbe Book and explain how you can get it free.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, 1818 Second Avenue.
ELM STRUT SHOE STORK
Two dwelling houses, lot S0xl84. on Molina aTe
A first-class 80 acre farm, with good improva
menta. in Howling township, cheap.
A No. 1 one hundred and alxty acre farm, with
first-class Improvements, cheap.
A nice bluff property,
trees, fruit, etc., cheap.
large groonda, shade
Two or three acres on tbe blurt, fine land for
building or gardening.
Some of the best lots in Dodge's addltloa oa
easy terms .
0 or 40 acres, wttb good improvements, oa the
A food lot in the bluff In Rodman 'a sub-di vis
lon, chaap .
400 will bnv a floe H acre lot Just oatstda city
i. mts, on bluff.
A good bouse, barn and fine corner lot la the
upper part of the city convenient to the aaw mill,
depot and island, cheap.
A nice twa etory dwelling, well located on
Twentieth street, cheap,
$1,000 will buy all arras with
meuts, on the bluff
aftOO will buy a house wlih four rooms, oonvea
ieal to the lower factories.