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THE AKGU8, WEDNESDAT. JANUARY 29, 1896.
Wgfrp of Extermination!
Men's, Boys' and Children's
Prices slaughtered unmercifully, but go they must.
Feb. i we go east after our New Spring Stock and
we have no use then for any overcoats. They must
be converted into cash. A general mark down all
over the house on all winter goods.
Underwear, Gloves, Caps,
Jersey Office Coats,
All marked way, way down. You'll be surprised
to see how far your money goes at this Great Clos
ing Sale at
Simon & Mosenfelder's.
Rock Island House Corner.
BEAUTIFUL IMPORTED VASES, BRIC-A-BRAC,
AND THE MANY HANDSOME ARTICLES IN
UU S I ( CK. WE CAN SUIT EVERYONE'S
H. 1). FOLSOM,
JOB U. PARTOOK.
F1FS3 SAXQZ23, ito.
SHOP, 419 SroatMBth Si BOSS ISLAXD. ILL
A Nip on
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Everything absolutely guaranteed as represented.
Allen. Mvers & Company
1821 Second Avenue.
War to the Knife
EASY TO SELECT FROM
LARGE ASSORTMENT OF
1703 Second Avenue.
HKHBT A. PARI DOM
Fur real pleasure isn't to be com.
pared to a trip through oar store.
A real examination we mean a
peep on the s helves a careful look
at each article. I)o that (we'll let
Ton) and it yon don't say we have
the finest line of Stoves, House
Furnishings and Table Cutlery,
then we miss our gness very much.
We carry only the very best goods,
which are sold at the lowest
Opposite Harper House
JOHNL'S. MAD JUMP.
Big Pugilist Hurls Himself
From a Flying Train.
WAS IT WITH SUICIDAL THTENT?
Leaves Rock Island ThU Morning mad a
Short Distance From Gtfva Makes a Sen
sational Daub From the Rear of the
Coach Caeonictons IS Mlnntra-Taken
oa to Springfield.
John L. Sullivan, erstwh le cham
pion pugilist of the world, made a
sensational leap from the rear coach
of Conductor J. C. AuM's passenger
train on me kock island & reoria, on
which bis company was traveling
this morning enronte from Rock Isl
and to spriogbeid.
1 be train which left Rock Island
at 8:05 was running at the customary
speea 01 passenger trains on the
road, the Eugene O'Rourke company.
of which Sullivan is a member, oc
cupying the chair car, the rear
coach, when a short distance out of
Galva, the big pugilist rushed to the
rear door, dasbed out upon the plat
form and leaped. An alarm was
quickly given and Conductor Auld
stopped the train as soon as possible
ana gave me signal to oacK up.
Found I'neonsclona on the Track.
The famous prize fighter was found
unconscious between the rails, his
head and face badly bruised and with
tho appearance of having struck
upon bis bead as be fell. He was
picked up and taken on to Lafayette,
where a physician was quickly sum
moned, and it was about 15 min
utes before the patient revived.
it was fount! that no fracture of any
son naa oeen sunered, and regain
ing sensibility, the Boston bruiser.
true to his nature, squared off for a
tight. He wanted to whip somebody
right away he did not care who.
Realizing the ugly disposition of
the man, and not being desirous of
further enraging him, no attempt
was made to ascertain the cause of
his desperately sensational act, and
the physician being satisfied that he
bad not been seriously injured.
aitbougn the experience was sufli
cient to have resulted in the instant
death of an ordinary individual, it
was decided to proceed on the jour
ney to Springfield, where the com
pany is to appear tonight. At
feoria no developments were mani
fest in the patient's condition to in
dicate that grave results may attend
AS (-EES AT TUB PEORIA DEPOT.
The Pugilist Talk Freely With His Com
pany He fore Leaving- Kock Island.
The Eugene O'Rourke company, of
wnicn the pugilists, John L.. sum
van and Paddy Ryan, are members.
appeared at Harper s theatre Sunday
night, and Mondav evening played
at Galesburg. Last evening the
company was at the Burtis at Daven
port, and tbis morning came over
and took the Peoria train for Spring.
field. An Argus reporter saw the
ex-champion in the smoking car at
the depot previous to the departure
of the train. Sullivan was smoking
and talking with other members of
the company. He was finding fault
with and sneering at some of the
company relative to the acting of in
dividual members in the production
of the play at Davenport last even
ing. He did not appear to be onus
ually excited, nor the least under
the influence of liquor. As a matter
of fact those about him. who ap
peared to know his ways, seemed to
regard his depreciating attitude as
nothing particularly unusual. He
was talking in bis unusual gruff
What Was Hl Motive?
What was his motive in jumping
irom tbe train, is as may be sur
mised, not discernible at this time
ncr is there any means of knowing
wbetber it was suicidal intent or he
was afflicted with temporary menttal
aberration. It is known, though
that it was a most terrific adventure
and tbe prompting of the act is
eclipsed by the wonder that he es
la OMea Ttmea
People overlooked the importance of
permanently beneficial effects and
were satisfied with transient action
bat now that it is generally known
mat by run o: Hjrs will permanently
core habitual constipation, well in
formed people will not buy other
laxatives, which act for a time, bnt
finally injure the system.
JOHN L. SLXL1VAN.
DIES OF HEART DISEASE.
Him Mary B. Schafe Expiree Rather Sod-
;' denly. -Miss
Mary B. Schafe died suddenly
from an attack of heart failure early
this morning at the residence of S.
Davis. 511 Twenty-third street.
where she' had been employed for
several years as domestic Miss
Schafe was 35 years of age and came
to Rock Island from the vicinity of
Barstow. where she has several
brothers.' and where her parents
died with heart failure. Miss Schafe
bad been ill for a couple of days with
the grippe and was in her usual cAt
dition when disturbed by her attt".
ant shortly after midnight. .:r.'i
when the nurse called at her bgsviiUe
this morning she had passed away.
The remains will be taken to Barstow
Other Obltoa-y. .
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Dunlop's 14-
yerr-old Bon, Andrew, died at tbeir
hume in Coal alley township last
night of heart failure. The funeral
occurs tomorrow afternoon.
Matthias Cristill died at Mrs.
Mary Fisher's boarding house at 2504
Fifth avenue this morning of ob
struction of the bowels, with which
he had been suffering since Sunday
night. He' was 48 years of age and
was employed by tae Kock Island
road as car cleaner. He has a family
Funeral services for Laurent Eihl
were conducted at the German Luth
eran church yesterday afternoon by
uev. j. a. juennicKe, interment be
ing made at Chippiannock cemetery,
The pallbearers were Christian Din-
dinger, John Hauschildt, John Al-
brgcht, Jacob Scherrer, George Reiss
and Conrad bchneider.
Louis Andrew, son of Mr. and Mrs
Frank Math, 1717 Third avenue, died
at 3 o'clock this morning of brain
fever, aged 3 years and 10 months
Louis was an exceptionally bright
and promising boy and in tbe great
loss which has come upon them and
darkened their home Mr. and Mrs.
Math have the sympathy of many
Mrs. John Buck succumbed to an
sf tack of pneumonia at her residence
acoid ibirteentn avenue yesterday
afternoon. She was an old resident
of Rock Island and a native of Ger-
many, where she was born in 1829.
A husband and eight children sur
vive: Chris, Jobs, Hans, William,
end Misses Dora, H . Mary and
Uicke. lbe funeral will e held
from the home tomorrow afternoon
at 2 o'clock.
BUILDING MAY BE USED
Peafllee Shoe Company Can Have So. :
cboal LMt nlisht'a Meeting.
Consent was riven th PmsIpp
anoe company to occupy toe Jo. 3
school building at the corner of Fifth
avenue and Nineteenth street for
manufacturing mimeses at a rental
of $300 per annum by the I oard of
education at its special meeting last
evening. The board made another
nroDOSltlon nvine thfl Khn mm.
I I f O
pany an option ou the purchase of
the land and buildintr nntil .Innn 90
1897, the price decided upon beim?
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.u oiosemeioer and V . 11
oiarsnau were oeiore the board in
behalf of the Shoe com nan v tn whom
stockholders they will submit the
two propositions among the others to
uo onereu. n is certainly an ad ni li
able location and well ailantwt. .
In the discussion preceding allow.
ing me nuuuing to be occupied for
other than school ournoses tbe nues-
tion as to whether the property
should again be utilized by tbe board
oi eaucauon came up. Ur. Kinyoi
favored onenin? nn the hnilrlinir im
mediately and thereby increase the
accommodation so that the first year
pupus coma go ail day instead of a
half such as is now the case with
those at o. 4. President Rohl.in
said the board was not so situated
financially as to undertake the
pense of renovatino- thn hniM
The general opinion was in favor of
purchasing DroDertv further
to which direction the population is
lafiuijr sjjreauing, ana oe prepared
lu uuuu in me next lew years an
O 1 . .
o-roum scnooi, such as it was be
lieved will be necessary before long.
Celebration of the Happy Event In Day-
enport That Moraine.
The marriage of James E. Reidy
auu iuiss iuarie a. ueimann was sol
emnized this morning at St. Joseph's
cnurcn in uavenport, Uev. A. Mer
uiauii uuiuiaung. Hign mass was
ceieuraieu ana the ceremony was
witnessed by a largo number of the
couple's relations and friends. The
attendants were J. T. Gaffev, of this
: a ... .
wij. auu juiss Anna uaumer, of
Chicago, - a cousin of the bride.
wedding breakfast at the residence of
the bride's mother, Mr. Ursula Rei
mann, 723 De Soto street, followed.
Mr. Keidv IS a IUHnlur r.t T?rulr
Island's prosperous real estate firm of
neiuy cros., and is an energetic and
honorable business man in every
sense of the word. He is a man
whose enviable business standing has
been acquired through his own in.
dustry and faithfulness which has
paved him a way into tbe confidence
of his hosts of acquaintances. For a
uiiue air. tieiay bas won one oi
Davenport's favorite daughters
an accomplished and lovable lady.
and one who will prove a desirable
acquisition to Rock Island's social
circles. The couple will take op
immediate residence at Mr. Roidy'a
cottage at 2315 Fifth avenue and
will be at home to their friends after
Mrs. Marcel la Reidy. mother of
the groom, gives a reception to rela
tives la honor of Mr. and Mrs. J. K
iiuy mis evening.
)UR OWN COUNTY.
Fight on the Republican State
Ticket is Carried.
TAHIER AID THE FOLHIOIAVS
Hopkins Has the Pall With tha Masse of
tho Party Workta: Op a SnUant for
Korthcett Bight radar the Kosa of
rWarr tar Lleataaaat.
The republican love feast so--
called at Springfield has had the
effect of bringing to the surface the
sentiments of the republicans of ttocic
island county as to state ticket pref
erences. V hue all the members oi
the party are not Johnsons, or
Quay leg, or Campbells, or Collinses,
and bence were not privileged to
drink of the loving cup at the state
capital this week, there are those
among the number who remained at
home who do a lot thinking on their
own account; nor will they be slow
in action when the time comes to get
up and do something. Of course all
the notables who were at the gather
ing of brotherly love came home
lully imbued witb AlcHaniey and
Tanner sentiments. They have been
under the hypnotic spell and could
not be expected to be otherwise. Of
those who remained at home there
are those of the Tanner persuasion,
particularly among the politicians of
tbe working, aggressive sort. Bat
with the rank and hie of the party
Hopkins has the pole and the pull.
He is the favorite, and will continue
to be notwithstanding that it has be
come a generally conceded fact that
Politician John K. is to get tbe nom
ination. As to Lieutenant Governor.
On the canvass for the nomination
for lieutenant governor the situation
is equally picturesque and entertain
ing. The feeling of Rock Island
county republicans is largely, if not
entirely, for W. A. Northcott, who is
just now stirring up tbe entire lower
I - . . I ..... XT . - 2. t A
consul of the Modern Woodmen of
America, and as such is known to a
great many of the people of Rock Isl
and county. He is a clever presid
ing officer and is regarded on the
whole as a pretty fine fellow. This
may be one reason why so many of
the faithful of Rock Island connty
are for him but in their zeal and
enthusiasm they have lost sight en.
tirely of the politic side of the ques
tion as far as local peace and bar-
mony in this senatorial district are
consumed, and tbat is in ad minis
tering ajlirect snub to Hon. II. V.
Fisher, state .senator from over in
Henry county, who is more than am
bitious to have the same recognition
among state republicans that .North
cott seeks. The republicans of Rock
Island county have forgbtten all
about Fisher, but the republicans
of Henry county will be apt to call
their attention to the fact between
now and tbe time the state conven
tion meets to nominate Tanner and
the others. .
SHERIFF'S HOUSE ROBBED
Valuable Jewelry Stolen From the Connty
Sheriff Hemenwav's residence was
invaded sometime yesterday after
noon by a sneak thief and four valu
able gold rings taken.
The robbery was not discovered
until evening, when a search for the
jewelry in its customary keeping
place proved fruitless, the rings
belonged to Sheriff -Hemenway's chil
dren, L,uke-and Aliss Ada.
Who should have the nerve to en
ter the connty guardian's home in
broad daylight sheriff Hemenwav Is
at a loss to conjecture. But tbe
sheriff thinks the theft was perpe
trated while the family was on the
second floor, the stolen property be
ing on tbe brst. The rings were all
set and the loss is between $75 and
January Coal Market.
Anthracite coal delivered per tor.f7.50
Cannel " $5.00
Indiana Block " $4.00
La Salle " $3.00
Blacksmiths' " $8.00
All hard coal carefully screened.
. G. Frazer.
Read "An Artist in Crime."
All the Season's
CAN be found at B LAKES
LEY & McDONALD'S.
Nuts and Dates,
Extra Choice Apples
Big Line of Candies,
Foreign and Domestic Cheese
Drop in and see our Elegant Store
Blakesley & McDonald,
. 3304 Fifth Ave. Phone 1138.
Daring the past week there has
been daily arrivals of New Dress
Goods. We are now busily engaged
unpacking, marking and placing
them on our shelves and counters
ready for your inspection. Among
the choicest are the much talked
about Pure Mohair and Sicillians in
plain and fancy weaves. Blacks are
again prime favorites, and in blacks
we are especially well prepared.
Ready made sheets, all hemmed
and ready for use, contracted for
when cotton was at the lowest. They
are made with much care, and thus
their values are much increased.
Made from Utica Muslin, Fruit of the
Loom, Androscoggin, Lock wood and
other good makes of sheetings. We
quote only a few:
.UU OUCC15, f.J7U IQCUCS, only D1C
140 Sheets, bleached, 81x90, at 41c
120 Fine Bleached, 90x90, at only
These prices "hold good for this
week only, "and our regularly low
prices win oi course prevail after
24 dozen Ladies' Black Wool Hose,
25c values, this week at 14c.
32 dozen Misses' and Children's
Black Rib Wool Hose, sizes from 5 to
8J, value 18c to 24c. Take your pick.
any and all sizes this week at 10c a
pair. They won't last long.
Another car load of Jap and China
Straw Mattings were received late
last week, and the same low prices
will prevail as on the err lot recently
Doesn't always mean a chance to get
work. It's" a business opportunity to
have a chance to save money on the
necessities of life. You can find a chance
like that at the prices quoted on our
Men's Heavy Cotton Overshirts,
" Shirts and
' i " Fleeced Cotton
Long Tant Suits - - -Men's
all wool Suits -Mother's
Friend Flannel Shirt Waists
Great Reductions on Men's, Boys' and
1804 Second Avenue.
NOW READY FOR BUSINESS.
BEAD OUR REMARKABLY LOW TRICES:
Men's half soles, (sewed) 70c
Men's half soles, (pegged) 60c
Men's heels straightened 20c
Boys' half soles, 2 to 5, 45c
Boys' heels straightened 20c
Youths' half soles, 11 to 2, 80c
Youths' heels straightened 15c
All rips on shoes sold by us
We will use only tbe best
TRTOCTEST lsATJNDn.Tr TTJORIT,
We will call for your laundry handle any day you say,
wah your clothes in fine filtered waters, use the very
best washing materials tbat money can buy, use bo in
jurious alkalies or acids, iron them in the most
Modern Ironing- Machines
Known to science, being careful not to tear them, shrink
or fade them. Then we wiil deliver your handle oa
the day promised. If there is any lost by fire, by cleri
cal error or by fading wo will reimburse you in falL
This is what we term "honest" laundry work. Dro p
postal we'll do tbe rest.
Rock Island Steam Laundry.
Baursfeld & Sexton. Telephone i 293.
On Saturday last we had shipped
us from Chicago a lot of Ladies' Hats
to close out at our own prices. la
the lot are a number of Bell Crown
Camel'a Hair Sailor Hats, $2 values.
We can close them out at 25c. Also
a lot of satin lined Sailor Cornells,
which we sold at $1.50 each. This
lot we can sell at 25c if we want to,
and we do; take your pick (or a quar
ter, but hurry up.
One lot, 50 pieces, dark colors,
most too many for this season of the
year; were 8c. 9c and 10c, some few .
as high as 12c a yard. Now, this
week, the whole 50 pieces go in one
pile at 7c. Take your choice at 7c
A few left which we shall close ont
cheap. One bale good ones at 75c
One bale better ones at $1. strap
and all complete, fully one-third
One dozen quadruple plated Silver
Tea Tots, usual value $4.50 to $5.
We have to close at $2.25 each. A
handsome present for wife, mother
You will no donbt remember that
we sell only the best. The only dif
ference being in the prices. Our
New Easy Running Sewing Machine,
made to sell at $55. we sell for $21.
See the difference?
The Singer Sewing Machines only
" 30 35c "
$0.75 to $10 " 6.00
- one-half price.
Ladies' half soles, (turned) 65o
Ladies' half soles, (welt) fififl
Ladies' half soles, (pegged) 40o
Ladies' heels straightened 15o
Misses' half soles 30o
Misses' heels straightened...... 15c
Children's half soles 25c
Toe caps 15o
will be sewed up free of charge.
stock and guarantee our work.
1712 2nd Ave.