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THE AKGUI5, TUESDAY. OCTOBEH 18. 1895.
Young & McCombs
DAY OP GOLDEN JOY
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Bruner's
HALF CEHTUEY OF HAFPDTESS.
Continuing all this week will give to each
purchaser of 5 or over their choice
of the following items:
A beautiful Stand Lamp with lift-out
fount and 10-inch dome shade. Highly
decorated, worth Sl.JO.
A beautiful Moquet Rug in rich colorings,
A beautiful Engraving with white enarn
c'ed frame traced in gold, value $1.50.
A beautiful Oil Painting, in landscape and
scenery, with rich gilt frame, would be
cheap at $2.50.
Also a beautiful white enameled Fascl
that sells the world over for $1.50.
The Greatest Offer Ever Made!
Any customer wishing to exchange any
of the above items on a better lamp, a
larger rug, a more expensive picture, or a
more artistic easel, we will allow you $1.50
on any of the above in exchange.
Goods are no higher. Best always lower
than all competitors.
Young & Mc Combs
1725 Second Avenue,
JOHN M. rARIUON.
HEART A. PARI DOM
Painters and Decorators
FATES &AHQ2B3, CAX.30UXHZ&3. .to.
8SQF, 119 StmtN&th St., B0CX XSLASB. ILL.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON
TONTrXcTORS and builders.
All klmls of esrpcDtsr
Ollico and Shop 721 Twelfth street
Oenrrsl Jobbing don on short notice
and ((tie faction guaranteed
BREAKING THE RULE
That's what you arc doing if you don't follow
ihe crowd and get a "JEWEL" stove.
i V... n
JEWELS The best Cook Stoves
JEWELS The best hard coal Stoves
JEWELS The best soft coal Base
JEWELS The best and finest moun
JEWELS The finest Oil Heaters.
JEWELS Over lifty styles.
JEWELS The best stoves and the
Allen. Mvers & Company
1821 Second Ave. Opposite the Harper House
Family Reunion of Children. Grmad Cnll-
drea and Great-GraadchUdren Am Ia
teraallOR Couple Who HayeV Spent Many
Year la Rock Island County.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Bruner are to-
av celebrating their 50th wedding
anniversary at their home, 1916 Ninth
avenue. Surrounded by their chil-
ren, their children's children and
their great-grandchildren, it is to
them an occasion of golden joy. in
deed. "Uncle Billy," as he is affec
tionately known, as one of the most
respected and most popular residents
of the county, and the estimable lady
who has been his companion through
so many years of life's journey, are
not only attended in their happy
days by devoted children of three
generations, but by the hearty, hap-
f greetings ana congratulations 01
hosts of friends throughout the coun-
tv. The gathering at their home to
day is a family affair; a reunion
about the well laden tables as in days
of Tore, before the duties of life
brought their changes, but all held
together nevertheless by the tie that
binds. J hi! happy couple, happy in
all that the occasion means to them.
and hanny in tho love of those about
them, were recipients of many appro
The Honored Couple.
Mr. and Mrs. Bruner were married
n Switzerland county, Ind., 50 years
ago today, Mr. Bruner having gone
there the year previous from his na
tive place in rennsylvania. Mrs.
Bruner. whose maiden name was
Harriet Ann Brandenburg, was born
n the county in which she was wed
ded. In 1852 the couple with three
children drove overland to Illinois,
eomiDg in an old lasmoneu wide
track wagon to which the team was
atiacaeu oy cnam iur. -unuc
Billy" was looking for a good loca
tion, and he found it in Edgington
township, where he purchased an 80.
acre tract of land which he farmed
until recent veara and which be still
owns. Mr. Bruner was postmaster
at Taylor Ridge under the Harrison
administration and he lived in the
village for a few years prior to his
removal to Kock Island a year ago
Mr. Bruner is a veteran of both
the Mexican and Civil wars, having
served in the former as a member of
the 2d Indiana, and the latter the
93d Illinois, and it is a coincidence
distinguishing the patriotism of the
family that in the rebellion there
were three generations of Bruners in
the Union ranks: Mr. Bruner's fath
er, Solomon Bruner, himself and his
son, F. C. Bruner, so that the gen
tleman whose happiness is celebrated
today is a veteran and tho son of
a veteran, and his son is like unto
him in this respsct. Mr. Bruner has
always, been prominent in religious
work and has been a class leader in
the Methodist church for 30 years.
He is 72 years of age, while his wife
Hare Many Descendant.
Of 10 children born to them, six
are Hying: Mrs. Emma K. Kberhart
of Kock Island; Kcv. F. C. Bruner, o
the Central Illinois M. E. conference
A. M. Bruner, of this citv, assistant
state secretary of the Y. M. C. A.
Mrs. Samuel Taylor, of Taylor Ridge
H. I . Bruner, on the old heme in
Edgington township, and O. L. Bru
ner, of Taylor Ridge. There are 22
grand children ami two great grand
children, all of which happy throng
was present at today's observances
The Pier Are Sound.
Tho work of repair of the piers of
Kock Island bridge, begnn Sept. 11
was finished yesterday, and the piers
are now in as good shape as when
they were built 24 years ago, and the
pointing up that they have just been
given represents the iirst bit of re'
pair that has been done upon them
in all those years. Forty-nine bar.
rels of cement has been applied, and
as the work was mostly done under
water, it was a comparatively difli
cult piece of work. Capt. J.
Wall, who has had charge of the
work, is one of the best known con
tractors of submarine work in the
Mississippi valley. He lays claim to
the honor of having laid 'every line
of pipe in the river between Daven
poit and St. Louis, and has helped
many a sunken boat out of the wa
ter and put ,it into service again
His work on the bridge has done
something unusual in winning the
praise of government officials, an
the piers are readv for the new
bridge as soon as the govcrnmcn
and Kock Island road get ready to
An Excellent Reetanrant.
Pearson's Fifth avenue restaurant,
at 2730 Fifth avenne. is now pre'
pared to serve the public to the best
possible advantage. Delicious home
cooking coupled with neatness and
.desire to please its patrons, are its
claims lor preferences. A day an
night lunch counter is run
connection that is also op to the
standard. Give it it trial.
Hard Cual Market.
Hard coal is cheaper now than i
has been lor many years, and this 1
the ttest time to lay in your winter"
supply. Call on E. G. Frazcr for
rock bottom cash prices. Telephone
Farm for Sa'e
Half mile from Edgington, 160 acres
farm of late Daniel Edgington. Ap
ply to Henry Curtis, Kock island.
SHAVING ON THE SLY.
JN STATE SESSION;
Barbers Who Will MM Compel Custo
mers to Carry Bandar Whisker. I yg
The law prohibiting wmsker-trim-
ming 1 feunaay is to ail ' appearances
strictly enforced in Rock Island, but
in reality is disregarded right along,
according ' to one of the prominent
members of the profession, not. in or
der to enrich the tonsorial artists.
but simply for the accommodation of
customers - who are unfortunate
enough to be unable to get in line
Saturday evening, and those whose
spinach has such rapid growing
qualities as to require every day
cropping, mis is not a general
practice in all sections of the city
more prominently in tne business
district. Neither do those make it a
regular practice to shave Sundays.
They merely visit their curtain-dark-
ned establishments ana 11 the stub.
ble countenanced a warm friend ap
pears at the side door and furnishes
satisfactory excuse wny ne did not
come around Saturday they open the
latch, bid him tip-toe it in and sub
ject him to a lightning mow. The
bovs with sweethearts who of neces
sity must have a Sunday scrape are
usually given the preference. How
ever, if what this gentleman claims
be authentic, none of the barbers arc
going to imperil the loss of a good
customer if he calls upon them for
a Sunday shave, even if an evasion of
the law is necessary.
Hurting the BulnrH.
'While we all contend that oil leg
islation whose object is to shorten
the hours of labor is a good tlnng,"
continued the barber, "there arc ex
ceptions to all cases and the act rc-
imring the suspension or unday
barbering is one. It is hurting the
business people are beginning to
shave themselves and these men who
were instrumental in this legisla
tion arc beginning to understand
that a serious mistake has been
made. There was no one and isn't
vet, for that matter more favorable
to a closed Sundav than I, because
ike many others I thought, the work
had to lc done no v way and it would
only mean extra work Saturday
evenings. But 1 re found it to be not
the case. People are shaving them
selves. They have purchased razors
and find it just as easy to shave
through the week as Sunday, and
save money by the transaction. Sec
what your hunday closing has done
it drove people back to their eld
customs. The barber is the loser.
Of course he gets more rest and will
be resting all the time if this keeps
up much longer.
The Home ISarber Shop.
I made it mv business to enquire
at a certain hardware storo concern
ing the sale of razors and 1 was in
formed that 12o were disposed of
since tho inauguration of the Sun
day movement. They're getting
back to where they ,werc years ago
the home barber shop. 1 remem
ber when I was learning the business
10 or 12 years ago it was seldom that
the working man came to the barber
shop for a shave-, and we considered
ourselves fortunate to get an oppor
tunity to cut his hair. In those
days the wives did some of the hair
cutting and men did their own ishav-
mg. But as years rolled on thev be
came accustomed to getting a Sun
day morning shave. . Then they
commenced coming around through
the week, finding it more convenient
to have their work done. The bar
bers found they were making enough
money without bunuay work and
they were and had this law passed
What's the result? We're right back
to where ve were before the aver
age man docs his own shaving be'
cause ho can't get his accustomed
job done Sunday morning. And here
WELCOMED ET MAYOR B. F. XH0X
Who Estemds the City's Hospitality to
Representative Catherine; of the Corpes
Doctors Annual Address of the Presi
dent They An With l" for Two Days.
About one hundred members were
present when the fifteenth annual
convention of the Illinois State un
dertakers opened in the Y. M. C. A.
auditorium this morning for a 2
days' session. The undertakers
come from all sections of the state
and then there are many visitors
from Iowa and elsewhere. The
morning was devoted to preliminar
ies and disposing of routine affairs
in order to make the way clear for
this afternoon's and tomorrow's ses
sions, which will be entirely taken
up with papers and discussions bear
ing on the scientific practices and
duties of the profession.
Rev. F. W. Merrell opened the con
vention by offering prayer. This
was followed with a vocal selection by
the Svea male quartet.
Mayor Knox's Welcome.
The city's hospitality was extended
to the visitors in a few well selected
remarks by Mayor Knox. A response
was made by the association's presi
dent. The annual address was deliv
by President K. B. Knox, of Moline,
who urged upon undertakers the
necessity of professional education
as required by the scientific meth
ods employed in tho careful preser
vation of the dead to protect the
' healthfulncss of the living. The
beneficial result of organization and
gathering to discuss and enlighten one
another on the undertaker s many
perplexities was considered as great.
Other suggestions bv which the pro
fession could benefit were made.
This afternoon addresses were de
livered by Rev. J. V. Lewis, of Mar-
iug, Iowa, on "What to Do When
Some Ono is Dead;" J. L. Lauber, ot
Peru, 111., on "Professional Eti
queUe;" W. P. Hoheaschuh, of Iowa
Citv, on "Bacteria and Proper Care
of Bodies Head from infectious Uis-
eases;" Mrs.M. S. Stitcs.of Hoopeston,
111., on '-Can Woman Satisfactorily
Adopt Herself to Our Frofessionr"
Interesting discussions followed.
They Hare a Stiff.
There is suspicion of the under
takers having a live subject that is
a dead one rather on which to illus
trate the practical theories of em
balming at their secret meeting to
Me CA BE'S
Better goods for the same money, and often better goods for
less money than inferior goods are sola lor eisewnere
are what have made McCabe Bros' the big store it is. Never
undersold in the store but often in the papers. Others may
advertise articles worth 1.50 for 11c. When yon go for them,
yon find either that they are not worth more than 14c, or they
are "just out."
We believe in honest advertising. We believe in statins
tacts, ne ao not believe the people want to be nntnbuggeti.
The humbugs will catch a few stragglers; bat they are ridiculed
by thinking people.
n the mean time we keep on growing; our stocks never were
so large, our advantages never were so complete for bargain
giving, and our success show that the public appreciate our
Our Millinery sale last week was the largest we have ever
bad. in our crockery Department customers crowd each other
shoulder to shoulder. In the Jewelry Department we are mak
ing great strides, and arc strictly "up to date." Watches,
Clocks, Diamonds and other precious stones in new assortments.
Sterling Silver, triple and quadruplo plated ware, all much
below combination prices.
The great crowds our Anniversary Sale are drawing this
week show that the people know a real good thing when they
sec it and the end is not yet. Each day will see a new souvenir;
each department presents new attractions daily; and the interest
will grow and keep growing until Saturday evening, Oct. 19,
when our Quarter-Century Auniversary Sale will close.
Mc C ABE'S
1720, 1722. 1724, 1726 and 1728 Second avc.
McCabe's Itally Bulletin.
Again today that long white mus
lin sign that stretches across an even
hundred feet of store front and savs
McCabe's twenty-fifth anniversary
sale" has seen a swarm of people
come in to help McUabe Bros eels
brate. A cocoa door mat with each
$2. purchase was today's souvenir.
Tomorrow's premium will suit
everybody. Kverv customer who
buvs for cash at one time goods to
the amount of $5. or over, will be
given free, a sack of George Aster &
Co.'s 'Best on Record" flour. One
to a customer.
Save every purchase check if you
'.re competing for the grand special
prizes sewing machine, dinner set.
dress pattern, to the customer buy
mg tte largest aggregate amount
this week, McCabe Bros
Engineer Kaue's Awful Ilcatli.
Many Keck Islanders, particularly
railroad men, will remember James
Kane, brother of Engineer John
Kane, 2 21 Eighth avenue, who met
such a tragic death near Flakier,
Col., 71 miles a why from bis borne
at tioodland, Kas., a week ago yes
terday, by tho overturning of "his
engine which collided with a herd
of cattle. Mr. Kane was buried be
neath the wreck and remained there
nine hours before he could be extri
cated. He died a few hours after
ward. The fireman and brakctnan
also died from injuries. The re
mains of Mr. Kane were buried at
Stuart, Iowa, where he formerly re
sided, Thursday. A wife and five
children survive. He was 40 years
of age, 25 of which were spent in the
employ of the Kock Island road. He
was a member of the Brotherhood of
Engineers and K. P.
The Verne Swain was tho
boat in these waters today.
The stage ot water at the Rock
Island bridge at noon was 1.80 and
declining; the temperature 50.
Licensed to Wed.
12 Krick Olson, Miss Eliziheth
How lillly Made V10.50.
That William Trefz is a successful
speculator there seems to be no ques
tion after the outcome of a few deals
culminated in as many hours last Sat
urday, and which netted him f 10.50.
Two drummers, who had been going
about the country with a horse and
rig shouting tbT! , merits of their pat
ent medicines from street corners,
struck Rock Island embarrassed
financially. The animal and cart
were not the worse, and William
Trefz oered $1.50 to the traveling
gcntlemtM, who were anxious to dis
pose of the outfit. The two gentle
men accepted. William happened
along near Corcoran's blacksmith
shop with his new acquisition, and
Mr. Corcoran offered to trade a first-
class top buggy for William's outfit
with $5 liooty. William took hfm.
The expressman had not moved the
buggy before he was offered $20 for
it. He accepted and marched home
ward f 10.50 ahead. Billy said they
never came easier.
The Asars. lOe a week, delivered
every evening at your door.
Brings common and improvement and
tends to personal enjoyment when
rightly usrd. The many, who live bet
ter than outers and enjoy life more, with
less expenditure, by more promptly
ailapting the world's beet products to
the needs of physical being, will attest
the value to health of the pure liquid
laxative principles embraced in the
remedy. Syrup of Figs.
Its excellence is due to its presenting
in the form most acceptable and pleas
ant to the taste, the refreshinir and truly
beneficial properties of a perfect lax
ative; effectually cleansing the system,
dispelling colds, headaches and fevers
ana permanently curing consnpm.on.
It has riven satisfaction to millions and
Bet with the approval of the medical
profession, becau-oe it act on tne ti.ii
neTS, Liver and Bowels withont weak
ening them and it is perfectly free from
every objectionable substance.
Syrnp of Figs is for safe by all drug
gists in 50c and SI bottles, bnt it is man
ufactured by the California Fig feynip
Uo. only, whose name is pnntea on every
rackaze. also ihe name, tsyrup of Fin,
and ban; well informed, you will not
accept any substitute it ouercu.
Grandly displayed in quality, style and
elegance. Every article carrying within
itself the convincing proof that in its pur
chase you are saving money. Your purse
will open quickly when you gaze upon
the splendid bargains in our new fall and
winter stock of
MEN'S and BOYS' CLOTHING
HATS AND GENTS" FURNISHING GOOrS.
All stylish, all good, all useful, all low in
price. . An opportunity that will be
counted as a fortunate occurance in your
life. An opportunity to get just what
you want at a just-what-you-want-to-pay
price. Come and look at our new goods
thy will verify our statements.
Sommers & LaVelle
1804 Second Avenue.
has done U P
MONEY SAVE US.
Men's fo.OQ Shoes for $3.60
Ladies 4.00 2.90
2.75 Oxfords for 1.85
" 2.25 . 1.65
For an advance in the price of
shoes. We won't advance it nn-
lcss we arc compelled to do so; but the safest way is to make your Fall
and Winter purchases now. Observe the above moncy-gavcra.
We are still selling the W. L. Douglas :s shoes for 2.2b
To get fully posted on our roraoval sale prices call at
Schneider's Central shoe store;
1818 SECOND AVE.
HARPER HOUSE BLOCK.
4. F. aosasmats. Tom Bmuiuu
ROSENFIELD BROS. '
Plumbers, Steam, Gas Fitters.
House Hoatine and Sanitary Plumbing. Basement Rock Island Nat. Dank
Carpenter and Builder,
OFFICE, NO: 28S1 SIXTH AVENUE,
Sliop onViiieitrect, BOCK ISLAND.