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THE AKGU8, SATURDAY, MAKCH 30. 1 W5.
THE EMERSON COT
Our customers have learned that when they
want good brooms and brushes they will
always find them at The Fair. It always
pays to trade at headquarters.
Flat Varnish Brushes.
l-iocb flat varnish brush each 5c.
2 inch flat varnish brush each 9c.
S-inch flat varnish brash, best
pencil cedar handle stock, bristle
thick and full, only 25c each.
3- incb flat wall brush, all white
bristle, brass bound, each 3')c.
4- inch flat wall brush, tame as
above, each 40c.
5- inch flat wall brush, same as
above, each 50c.
6- inch whitewash heads, well
made, each 23c.
7- inch, same as above. ca-h 28c.
8- inch, same as above, each 37c.
9- ioch. best brand, finest bristle,
10 inch. bct brand, finest bris
tle, each $1.23.
Full size, clear fibre, each 9c.
Rice-root horse brush, large size,
leather strap, each 23c.
Our Dandy horse brush, long
mixed stock, patent leather back,
no better made, each 45c.
Standard 3 row tooth brush,
Our latest tooth brush, with pol
ished wood handle, each 9c.
An elegant variety of bone han
dles, highly polished tine white
bristle, each inc.
Staple hair brush, best for the
money ever offered, full size, best
selected dressed libre, only 9c.
A new pattern. long handle,
white wood back, all bristle, each
The Boss hair brush, fine white
French bristle. 15 rows, genuine
olive wood back, each 4Se.
Our dollar leader, extraordinary
value. 15 rows white bristle, set to
penetrate the thickest head of hair,
Nail brush, live rows, ivory han
dle, each 9c.
Crooked-end stove brush. 10
inches long, black and white stock,
Genuine rice-root scrub brush,
wire-fastened, 10 inhes long a
Tampico scrub brush, solid back,
extra large select tampico, each 8c.
Regular whisk, a good one, very
popular, each 9c.
Fibre whisk broom. white
dressed fibre, double wire band
handle, each 9c.
A well filled and well made
broom. 18 pounds to the dozen, a
bargain at 10c.
Standard broom, not any better
Turkey Feather Dusters.
Feather dusters, best and largest
ever offered for the money, 9c.
A full length, long handleduster,
beats all others. 25c.
12-inch turkey duster, long han
dle, all split feathers, each 30c.
15-inch as a'ove, eacn 4uc.
Prices talk, we do the business. Anything and everj thing
you want at "The Fair Store."
If You Want the
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For Ladies and Gentlemen you are invited
to call at
LADIES Ask to see the
Black. They are beauties.
Carpenter and Builder
OFFICE, SO: S821 SIXTH AVENUE,
4aup oa Vint) Street VOCJL lauJl.
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A full line of practical fishing
tackle in demand every year.
Kerby ringed hooka, regnlar.
sizes, 10 sizes, 15 for 5c.
Carlisle ringed hooks, 10 sites,
15 for 5c.
Snell hooks, best quality, 2 for 5c.
2) feet white twisted line, a good
first-class line, each 5c.
Hand-braided colored line, 25
feet, each 4c.
White twisted set liue, 53 feet,
each 4 c.
Iiriidcd linen black line, 50 feet,
ISraided oil bilk line, 25 yards,
16 feet furnished drop line with
sinker and Snell hook on wood
block, each 5c.
. 16 feet furnished line, splendid
value, genuine linen line, double
Snell hook, long fancy colored
Xickle plated trolly spoon, brass
swivel, each 10c.
60 yards brass reel, strong and
handsome, solid brass, each 23c.
Jointed Fishing Rods.
3-joint brass furls,, rare wood
finish, each 10c. r--
3- joint bamboo rod, worth a dol.
lar. se'ect bamboo, brass furls,
each 4 Sc.
4- joint bamboi rod. select Cal
cutta bamboo. 14 and 15 feet,
ringed for reel, first quality, no
better, each 95c.
Split bamboo, 4 joints with cork
handle, fine select stock, fancy
silk wound, each in wood frame,
others sell this rod at $3, our price
The regular grade of gods
usually sold for much higher
Single action revolvers, rublicr
handle, 22 calibre. long cylinder,
grooved bight, nickle-plated, each
32 calibre rosewood handle, full
Dickie-plate, each $1.
Safety hammerles?, self-cocking.
32 calibre, center fir, full
nickle-plated, rubber handle, most
elegant weapon in nse. each $2.95.
The boss base balls, boy's size,
Professional double cover, each
Professional, league, first qual
ity, each 25c.
King of the diamond, double
seam, rubber center, double cover,
warranted, each 75c.
Gray Bat Bal .
Soft gray robber, medium size,
Soft gray rubber, extra large,
Solid Rubber Balls
5 inches in circumference, best
quality, each 5c.
71 inches in circumference, best
quality, each 9c.
A full line of ball bats, standard
makes, from 5c up.
Lawn Tennis Goods.
Lawn tenni goods of every de
scription at half price.
A $1 rachet for $1.95.
Tennis balls, the best quality,
Very Latest in
"Columbia" Tie in Tan and
WISDOM OF GOOD SELECTIONS.
pablleaas ta Change Taair Oplaloaa of
taa Outlook AH CaaallJataa Arm Conll.
aat and Ptasaeata Ara taa Bast Taroasa
at tba City.
Immediately following the repub
lican city-township convention the
enthusiastic members of the party
who swallow every morsel that might
be prepared by Steve Collins or
Steve Hull or Phil Miller, were
go rash as to boast that the con
glomeration in which a'l three cooks
mentioned had had their fingers, al
though the Collins experts had been
the main designers in cullinarv art.
would receive an endorsement of 500
majority, although the township por
tion thereof was not so apt to strike
the popular taste.
Alter the outcome of the following
Mondav night's democratic couven
tion the stuffed prophets began to
be more conservative, and thev were
o kind as to figure that the head of
the last ticket named would proba
My reduce the majority to 400. A
dav or two later, after Mr. Kusch-
mann had taken off his coat, the
Wiseacres said that while the demo
cratic nominee was a better man.
and a stronger candidate than they
thought he was, yet still Knex would
have S'JO majority, although it might
not le but ZOO ana last Wednesday
a gentleman from the lower end ad
mitted that Knox had co walk away.
ami would do well if be beat bis op
ponent KiO in the city. This was
conservative figuring from the re.
publican standpoint, but it was up
set last n i tit when a group of re
publicans was overheard planning to
give the republican ticket a majority
of at least 50 votes. And there are
vet a few days to so, in which if the
dwindling process continues with
republicans with corresponding gain
on the otner side, the democrats
ought to have the finest majority
ever given a ticket in Bock Island
by the time next Tuesday comes
Candid republicans who figure
closely and know whereof they speak
are not wearing the hippy, conhdent,
contented countenances that they did
a few davs ago. They calmly con
cede Ihe defeat of Supervisors Sinnet
and Oberg and very likelr the entire
accompanying ticket, and frankly ad
mit tti .t there is a very grave doubt
as to the city ticket, lhisistbe
thinking republican's view of the
matter, and he will find his theories
more than sustained on all questions
wher he has an inclination to be
lieve that the democrats are in it.
There has never been but one inipres
si n as to A. D. Huesing, and that
that he would be elected upon his
splendid record as city clerk, while
Kuschmann, Simmon as well as the
entire aldernmnic ticket have all con
tribnted their elements to the strong
combination of men who have turned
go effectually the feeling created by
the Collins household that the ticket
f their o vn making was to sweep
The grocer clerks1 dance at Armory
hall Thursday evening was an enjoy
able and largely attended affairs
about one hundred couples paitici-
The annual banquet of Fort Arm
strong garrison. ro. 80, Knights of
toe Globe, was given last evening at
the lodge rooms in the Armory build
ins. Ihe ladies surprised the
Knights in a pleasant manner when
all had done justice to an elegant
spread served by Caterer Allars, by
presenting them with a handsome
silk banner, suitably inscribed. Mrs.
C. B. Kinyon made the presentation
speech, which was responded to by
President Frank Munger. A de
lightful evening's entertainment was
I ad by ali. A nice program was
rendered, consisting of recitations
by Mrs. J. C. Jacobs and her little
son, Virgil; violin solo by Miss Gertie
Housel, vocal selection by J. A
Johnson, and a cornet solo by Hiss
The arguments in the mandamus
proceedings brought by the town
ship of Cordova against the chairman
of the connty board to compel the
deferment of a part of the expense of
constructing a bridge across the
Meredosia at that point, were con
eluded in the circuit court vesterdav
afternoon, and the matter taken un
der advisement by Judge Pleasants
Sturgeon & Marshall represent the
township and sta.e's Attorney Searle
The long pending Matthey divorce
suit was settled yesterday afternoon
by the granting of Mrs. Fredericke
Matthey s praver s for separation
from August, whom she accused of
cruelty. In his decision Judge
Pleasants stipulated an equal divis
ion of the property owned by the
couple. J. 1. Haas was complain
ant' counsel, while H. A. Weld
was for the opposition.
Judge Pleasants adjourned the cir
cuit court until April 8.
Rudy's Pile Suppository is guar
anteed to cure piles and oonstipa
tion, or money refunded. Fifty cents
per box. Send stamp for circular
and free sample to Martin Rudy,
incaster. l'a. tor sale by 1. H
Thomas and Hartx & Bahnsen. drug
gists. Cock Island. 111.
Tbx Arocs, only 10c a week.
THE POLITICAL PAIR.
Taa Caloa Talak. ta Mack la Bates aaM
at Ita Pat. Stave aad Pan.
The Union pretends to be in a
quandary to know why so much
sbonid be said about Meve Collins
and Phil Miller in view of the ap
proaching election. Under most
circumstances one would not be sur
prised at the Union not being as fa
miliar as other people are with what
is going on. bat it happens that the
morning papers ignorance in this
on instance is merely feigued
unique and refreshing, as the
spectacle thereon presented. The
very linking of it to names,
the laudatory language devoted to
this precious political pair in this
morning's issue is as onclusive evi
dence as anything of the significance
that the most casual observer may
attract to the efforts of the afore
said Steve and Phil as the Union
in all due affection and familiarity
attends to them.
Not la It for Tbalr Haalth.
It may be somewhat superfluous to
state that Messrs. Miller and Collins
are not in politics for their health.
although it must be said the latter
has found it quite a healthful occupa
tion, as far as his relations to the
county boird of Rock Island county
are concerned. With Miller, thong t.
it is a desperate case. To be, or not
to be. is the way Miller views the
Kuox candidac:y if Knox is elected,
it is to be; if not, it is not to be.
That is why Miller views the situa
tion with so much anxiety.
Miller and Collins are professional
politicians. They are in the busi
ness t r gain, and that is all there is
to it. In the present instance Col
lins nas got nts gain and is trying to
keep it by having the men reelected
to the ounty board who gave it to
him. Mule'- is on the outside, and
has been for two vears getting ready
to get in again and regain bis lost
glory. He has the props pnt np to
accomplish this, if he can hold them
ibis much brieBv lor the informs
tion of the Union, in explanation of
the important factors that Collins
and Miller are in the present cam
Work for tba Unerring.
Notwithstanding the dull times
that have prevailed in the last two
years and the number of men who
have in consequence been out of em
ployment in all sections of the coun
try. Ruck Island has not felt the con
sequences of oppression as severely
as many other cities have, and this
has been largely due to the money
that the democratic admini-tration
of muuiciptl affairs has kept in cir
culation among workingmen. Mayor
MediUs tirst vear started with an
appropriation of $10,000 for street
work, and later $5,000 more was bor
rowed and expended for the same
purpose with the prime object of
giving employment to needy and de
serving men who were anxious for
employment, and the total expended
ny tne city in 1993 went up t
$15.4'J4.05. Last year $10,000 was
appropriated, but fl4.04f.84 in all
was spent in a substantial way that
at the same time gave employment to
workingmen who needed it.
vat arara ia.
Katie Putnam gives her musical
comedy, "The Old Lime Kiln," at
the Burtis tomorrow night. She
gives a splendid rendition of a hero-
in of love, fun and heroism. She
is singing several songs new and
catchy, among which may b men
tioned. "Little Alabama Coon,"
'Her Golden Hair was Hanging Down
Her Back." "Miss Dunn.1' "Johnnv
Green" and "Lucinda Brown."
Miss Putnam carries an excellent
supporting company which includes
the popular cornelian, Gus Cohan.
Mr. Cohan will sing "Swim Out
OGradv, a new laughing song
and parodies on all the popu
lar songs oi the day. Ihe fol
lowing well known people are also
members of Miss Putnam's com-
panv: George Klimt, H. B. Em
ery, Lewis O. Hart, Thomas B. Find
lay. Barton W illiams. John M. Gil
lis, L M. Edsar. L. Mitchell. Sadie
Kadcliffe Anna Watson, Rosa Lei'h
and Ada Fremont.
The phenomenal soprano. Miss
Ellen Beach Yaw, who sings at the
Burtis tonight, has a voice possessed
of the remarkable compass of nearly
four octaves r-m G in contralto to
high E. six ledger lines in the altis
nirno. the grea'est range recorded bv
hUtort , and of a won lerful purity.
brilliance and sonority. Her sing
ing was a revelation even to those
who have been accustomed to the fa'
mus artists introduced in New York
by Abbey, Schoeffel and Gran. She
has created an nnequaled furore in
ber initiatory tour in the west. Sev
eral excursion trains were run from
long distances to hear her.
Maklag Thaaa Aaawer.
The feeling of indignation toward
the board oi supervisors for its atti
tnde in recognizing Steve Collins to
the utter iisregard of the protests of
the laboring people, is not confined
to Rock Island where it is running
high, but it is spreading throughout
the county, and in every town -hip a
supervisor who exhibited a greater
fondness for Collins than for bis con
stituents is answering for it. no mat
ter who he is or what his politic.
This is righr. The supervisor who
gets too b:g tor bis boats should be
taken ont of them. In South Rock
Island thev are making it hot forSu
perrisor Case on this same score, as
he, like Sinnet and Oberg, believes
that the supervisors 6bould not bs
bothered by peti lions from the tax
TOLD ABOUT TOWN.
A Pretentious Individual's Im
HAS A WIFE IV AH IOWA TQWH.
Maaqaanaaa aa aa Paawnlaa' Maa
ra a, Fallow Waa Thaagtit Ha Bad
Taaeaaa1 Waalaa't Waar a Cans.
There i a certain gentleman em
ployed by a business house, who
came here about a year ago, and who
at present enjoys all the privileges
and takes all the liberties of one et
unacquainted with the duties and re-
sponsibili'ies of married life, not
withstanding the fact that be has a
wife in one of Iowa s -mailer cities.
It was not ong after hi. arrival here
until be began to get pretty well acq
uainted, and ere many moons nad
iuappear d, he was moving in one of
our social circles. He was a consp c-
nous individual at a majority of the
dances given during the past win.
ter. He seemed infatuated with the
brighter side of life, and his pleasant
companionship, such as it was con
ceded to be. was enjoyed by a num
ber of voung ladies, whom be favored
with his smiles and attentions. Lika
the ordinary yonng fellow in search
of a favorite one who would be win
ing to share his joys and sorrows, in
case he shoirld ever get the benedict
fever, this fellow would divide his
companionship among the ladies he
associated with and take one or the
other to places of amusement.
With his wife far away he could
enjoy himself without arousing
her suspicions of infidelity, and
those of the vonnz ladies whose
associations be enjoyed undoubt
edly were unaware that he was.
and is at present, masquerading
in the guise of an unmarried man
It was only recently that his imposi
tion got to the ear's of some of his
friends, who are now circulating a
story which is news and indeed a sur
prise to those who never considered
him otherwise than a man free from
the ties of matrimony. Although
knowing ones are yet in the minority,
it will not be long before he will have
tbe truth hurled at bim by bis numer
ous lady friends who will have just
reason to feel i-omewhat refriera
tive toward him. It is said that his
wife visited him a short time ago and
plead with him to return to the
Haw key e city, where he has a pleas
ant home with his faher-in-law, who
is con-ider d wealthy. But he would
not listen to her. the reception which
be received here evidently having
stronger charms for him. At the
depot when the wi e was returning
from tbe visit which was attended bv
no result, she created quite a pa'
tbetic scene, nut it would not move
his heart. The only explanation for
bis conduct in absenting bimself
from home Is that the faiber-m-law
caunot become converted to bis w ays
and vice versa hence a disagree
Tboaght Ha Waa roach d.
The representative of a large cord
age manufactory, a dressy anddigui-
fled appearing fellow, who has been
in tbe city about a week suffering
from the effects of over indulgence
in the essence of snake-weed
thought De nad oeen Betrayed nv a
newly-made acquaintance and re
lieve'd of $50. and began an inventi.
gttion. He related bis troubles to
tt.e police, but told such a discon
nected story that they were inclined
to believe the man was trying to tell
the truth, but his memory was con
fused to such an extent that he got bis
dates mixed. and advised h m to go to
the hotel, take enough fleep to set
tle bis nerve and produce a state fo
fobriety, and then come and re
hearse his difficulties in a more com
prehensive manner. Tbw fellow
came back, but instead of taking a
sleep, he partook of some more of
tbe commotiou fluid, and was worse
off (ban before. He coul tn't ct any
thing out of him that wold give
any weight to nts story, tie was
wandering furt er
with every word,
have taken a
away from bis
of the affair
The mm must
bowl of that
dream-producing juice that they tell
about.which makes one think of war,
burglars, etc., and believed what he
dreamed. It was nothing more than
a case of hallucination superinduced
by a long spree.
He Wasn't aa Anlnal.
The enforcement by a local corpor
ation in making those of its employes
who receive the fare money to wear
a chestnut bell that all of the earn
ings might be registered when re
ceived, was the cause of an old at-ta-hees
resignation. He would not
have a register placed upon bim, s
it is said, informed his employer to
that effect, and receiving an answer
that such were the rules to be ad
hered to. severed his services after
many years connection with the cor
poration. In speaking of the matter
he remarked that he was not an ani
mal and therefore did n'l think it was
necessary to don a bell that he might
be kept track of.
Tha Modara Way
commends itself to the will-informed,
to do pleasantly and effectually what
was formerly done in tbe crudest
manner and disagreeably as well.
To cleanse tbe system and break np
colds, headaches and fevers without
unpleasant after effects, nse the de
lightful liquid laxative temedy. Syr
up of Figs.
Dr. B r. Hall.
Practice limited to the eye, ear,
nose and throat. Spectacles fitted
scientifically. Office over Krell z
. Opposite Harper
FIRST SPRING OPENING OF
Hock Island's M ClothiDg
i-or Spring and summer we have selected a stock of
Clothing which ts second to none in assortment, style
and price. We take pride in saying that no matter what
you get from us is well made, fits perfectly, is properly
rimmed and tailored, and we can safely say without
boast that we are in a position to serve yon better, and
that means to sell you cheaper than any concern in this
vicinity. We request you not to make any purchase for
the coming Spring until you have seen what we offer.
Our A m
Boys' a d Children's Cl.tt hing
We want your trade and will do vnr urn to kei p it.
With thi end in view you are reectfiilly invited to
i"pect our line of uovei iea in CHl!,! 'KENS and BY'S
1804 SfOMiil Avenue
Allen Mvers & Company
Opposite the Harper House, handle on'y
cwt 1 lovts
Ijwco- rw sTt vwtl
All stoves bearing the "Jewel" trade mark are guar
anteed perfect. You take no chances when you bu
a "Jewel" stove, for
ITS A "REAL JEWEL.
Call and inspect one of the finest lines of stove
and ranges ever brought to Rock Island.
TIN, COPPER AND SHEETS HON WORK. STEAM HEATING. OAS
FITTING. ETC. fef CCIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO REPAIR
WORK. PRICES RXA80XABUC HELLO 10X8.
Hut Water Heating,
Steam and Gas Fitting,
Copper, Tin and
11 and StCOND AVE
House, Rock Island.
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I Gasoline -toves
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