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THE ARQTJB. WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 29, 1896.
WSIV 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. brtc-a-brac.
and the many handsome articles in
our stock. we can suit everyone's
II. D. FOLSOM,
JOB . PABIDOW.
Painters and Decorators
PATS3 XL1XQZ23, CiLS3UX27ZB3, etc
SHOP, 419 SrratMTitli St., BOSS ISLASD. ILL.
A Nip on
Everything absolutely guaranteed as represented.
Allen Mirers & Company
1 82 1 Second Avenue.
War to the Knife
EASY TO SELECT FROM
LARUE ASSORTMENT OF
1703 Second Avenue.
BCHST A. PAKIDOM
For real pleasure isn't to be com.
pared to a trip through our store.
A real examination we mean a
peep on the shelves a careful look
at each article. Do that (we'll let
you) and if you don't say we have
the finest line of Stoves, House
Furnishings and Table Cutlery,
then we miss our guess very much.
We carry only the very best goods,
which are sold at the lowest
Opposite Harpc House
JOHN L'S. MAD JUMP.
Big Pugilist Hurls Himself
From a Flying Train.
WAS IT WITH SUICIDAL INTENT?
Laavea Rock Island IhU Homing and a
Short Distance From Gilva MikM a Sen
satloaal Dash From the Kcar of tha
Coach CaeoiuclotM 15 Minutes-Takes
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. Auld'a passenger
tram ud ice uock isiana a reoria, on
which his company was traveling
this morning enroute from Bock Isl
and to spriDgbeid.
The train which left Hock Island
at 8:05 was running at the customary
speed of passenger trains on the
road, the Eugene O'Rourke companv.
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, dashed 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 back up.
Found Unconscious on the Track.
The famous prize fighter was found
unconscious between the rails, his
head and face badly bruised and with
the appearance of having struck
upon nis neaa as ne leu. He was
picked up and taken on to Lafayette
where a physician was quickly sum.
mocea, and it was about 15 min'
utes before the patient revived
It was found that no fracture of any
sort had been suffered, 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
fuither enraging him, no attempt
was mane 10 ascertain tne cause of
his desperately sensational act, and
the physician being satisfied that he
had not been seriously injured.
although the experience was suffi
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
& SEES AT TUB fEUKIA DEPOT.
The Pugilist Talk Freely With Bis Com'
pany Mefore Leaving Kock Island.
The Eugene O'Rourke company, of
wmcn tne pugilists. John L. Sum
van and Paddy Ryan, are members.
appeared at Harper s theatre Sunday
night, and Monday evening played
at Galesburg. ' Last evening the
company was at the tJurtis at Daven
port, and this 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 Jast even
ing. He did not appear to be unus
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 his unusual gruff
What Waa Bis Motive?
What was his motive in jumping
from the train, is as may be sur
mised, not discernible at this time,
ncr is there any means of knowing
whether 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 VMea Times
People overlooked the importance of
permanently beneficial effects and
were satisfied with transient action;
bat now that it is generally known
that Syrup oJ Figs will permanently
cure habitual constipation, well in
formed people will not buy other
laxatives, which act for a time, but
finally injure the system.
JOHN L. SULLIVAN.
DIES OF HEART DISEASE.
Hiss Mary H. Senate Expires Rather Sad-
Miss Mary B. Schafe died suddenly
from an attack of heart failure early
this morning at tne residence of S.
Davis, 541 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
had been ill for a couple of days with
tbe grippe and was in her usual con
dition when disturbed by her attend
ant shortly after midnight. But
when tbe nurse called at her bedside
this morning she had passed awar.
The remains will be taken to Barstow
Other Obltoa-r. . v
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Dunlop's 14-
yerr-old son, Andrew, died at their
hume in Coal Valley township last
night of heart failure. The funeral
occurs tomorrow afternoon.
Matthias Cristill died at Mrs.
Mary Fisher's boarding house at 25U4
Fifth avenue this morning of ob.
struction of the bowels,' with which
he had been suffering since Sunday
night. He' was 4$ years of age and
was employed by tae uock 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. u. a. Mennicke, interment be
ing made at Chippiannock cemetery.
The pallbearers were Christian Dio-
dinger, John Hauschildt, John Al
brecht, Jacob Scherrer, George Reiss
and Conrad Schneider.
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 the 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
attack of pneumonia at her residence
at 2613 Thirteenth 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, John, Hans, William,
end Misses Dora, Elza, Mary and
Ricke. The funeral will be held
from the home tomorrow afternoon
at 2 o'clock.
BUILDING MAY BE USED.
Peaslee Shoe Company Can Have Mo. S
School Last Stent's Meetlnr.
Consent was given the Pcaslce
Shoe company to occupy the No. 3
school building at the corner of Fifth
avenue and Nineteenth street for
manufacturing purposes at a rental
of ( 300 per annum by the 1 oard of
education at its special meeting last
evening. The board made another
proposition giving the Shoe com
pany ao option nu the purchase of
the land and buildinr until .funn 90
1897, the price decided upon being
.ii uiosemeiaer and w. H.
Marshall were before the board in
behalf of the Shoe company to whose
stockholders they will submit th
two propositions among the others to
oe onereu. it is certainly an admir
able location and well adapted. .
In the discussion preceding allow
ing the building to be occuDied for
other than school purposes tbe ques-
nuu as io wnemer tne property
should again be utilized by tbe board
of education came up. Dr. Kinyon
favored openin? ui the building im
mediately and thereby increase the
nuuuujuiuuaiion so mat the nrst vcar
pupils could go all day instead of a
half such as is now the case with
those at No. 4. President Rcbbins
said the board was not so situated
financially as to undertake the ex
pense of renovating the building.
The general opinion was in favor of
purchasing property further south,
to which direction the population is
rapidly spreading, and be prepared
to build in the next few years an
8-room school, such as it was be
lieved will be necessary before long.
Celebration of the Happy Event In Dav
enport This Morning:.
The marriage of James E. Reidy
and Miss Marie A. Reimann was sol
emnized this morning at St. Joseph's
church in Davenport, Rev. A. Nier
mann officiating. High mass was
celebrated and the ceremony was
witnessed by a largo number of the
couple's relations and friends. The
attendants were J. T. Gaffey, of this
city, and Miss Anna Baumer. of
Chicago,- a cousin of the bride. A
wedding breakfast at the residence of
the bride's mother, Mrs. Ursula Rei
mann, 723 De Soto street, followed.
Mr. Reidy is a member of Rock
Island's Drosmrrnna rcl tat.ta firm nf
Reidy Bros., and is an energetic and
uuuurauie onsiness man in every
sense of the word. He is a man
whose enviable business standing has
been acquired through his own in
dustry and fsithfnlnsas srtiioh h.o
paved" him a way into the confidence
rtf hi. I - . -
" Musis vi acquaintances, cor a
k.litA f. T. 1 . -
. tveioj nas 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 up
immediate residence at Mr. Reidy's
cottage at 2315 Fifth avenue and
will be at home to their friends after
.Mrs. Marcella Reidy. mother of
u iuuui, gives reception to rela
tives in honor of Mr. and Mrs. J. K.
Reidy this evening. .
OUR OWN COUNTY.
Fight on the Republican State
Ticket is Carried.
TASKS AID THE POLITICIANS
Hopkins Has the Pall With the Masses of
tha Party Worktac Cp a Beatlaaeat for
Koctheat Right radar tha Nose at
FMsrr tor Lleataaaat.
The republican love feast so
called at Springfield has had the
effect of bringing to the surface the
sentiments of the republicans of Bock
Island county as to state ticket pref
erences. While all the members of
the party are not Johnsons, or
Quayles, or Campbells, or Collinses,
and hence were not privileged to
drink of the loving cup at the state
capital this week, there are those
among tbe 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
luUv imbued with McKinlcy 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, cat
with tbe 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
folitician John K. is to get the nom
As to Lieutenant Oovernor.
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 the entire lower
end of the state. Northcott is head
consul of the Modern Woodmen of
America, and as such is known to a
great many of the people of Rock I si
and county. He is a clever presid
ing oiheer and is regarded on the
whole as a pretty fine fellow. This
may be one reason why so many of
tbe laithtul oi Uock: island county
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 har
monv la this senatorial district are
concerned, and that is in adminis
tering fl direct snub to Hon. II. V.
Fisher, state v 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 forgot-en all
about Fisher, but the republicans
of Henry county will be apt to "call
their attention to the fact between
now and the time the state conven
tion meets to nominate Tanner and
the others. .
SHERIFF'S HOUSE ROBBED.
Valuable Jewelry stolen Prom tbe County
Sheriff Hemenway'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 Hemenwsy's chil
dren, Luker and Miss Ada.
Who should have the nerve to en
ter the county guardian's home in
broad daylight Sheriff Hemenway is
at a loss to conjecture. But the
sheriff thinks the theft was perpe
trated while the family was on the
second floor, the stolen property be
ing on the first. The rings were all
set and the loss is between (75 and
January Coal Market.
Anthracite coal delivered per ton(7.60
Indiana Block (4.C0
La Salle " (3.00
All hard coal carefully screened.
. G. Feazek.
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,
. 2304 Fifth Ave. Phone 1196.
During 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 Sicilians In
plain and fancy weaves. Blacks are
again prime favorites, and in black
we are especially well prepared.
Beady 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, Lockwood and
other good makes of sheetings. We
quote only a few:
:uo ssueets, 1 2xo inches, only Sic
140 Sheets, bleached, 81x90. at 41c
120 Fine Bleached, 90x90, at only
These prices told good for this
week only, and our regularly low
prices win oi course prevail after
24 dozen Ladies' lilaok 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 ana an sizes tbis 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 car 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, sold at
Shirts and Drawers
V Fleeced Cotton
Long Pant 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.
READ OUR REMARKABLY LOW PRICES:
Men's half soles, (sewed) 70c
Men's half soles, (pegged) COc
Men's heels straightened. 20c
Boys' half soles, 2 to 6 45c
Boys' heels straightened 20c
Youths' half soles, 11 to 2 30c
Youths' heels straightened 15c
All rips on shoes sold by us
We will use only the best
I I SrtOE.STORE
We will call for your laundry bundle any day you say,
wash your clothes in fine filtered waters, use tbe very
best washing materials that 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 will deliver your bundle on
the day promised. If there is any loss by fire, bv cleri
cal error or by fading we will reimburse you in fnIL
This is what we term honest" laundry work. Dro p a
postal we'll do tbe rest. r
Rock Island Steam Laundry. .
On Saturday last we had shipped
us from Chicago a lot of Ladies1 Hats
to close out at our own prices. In
the lot are a number of Bell Crown
Camel's Hair Sailor Hats, ft2 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 for a quar
ter, but hurry op.
One lot, 60 pieces, dark colors,
most too many for this season of the
year; were 8c." 9c and 10c, some few.
as high as 12e a yard. Now, this
week, the whole 60 pieces go in one
pile at 7c. Take your choice at 7c
A few left which we shall close out
cheap. One bale good ones at 75c.
One bale better ones at f 1. straps
and all complete, fully one-third
One dozen quadruple plated Silver
Tea Pots, usual value (1.60 to (6.
We have to close at 2.25 each. A
handsome present for wife, mother
You will no doubt remember that
we sell only the best. The only dif
ference being in the prices. Our
New Easy Running Sewing Machine,
made to s-ll at $55, we sell for (21.
See the difference?
The Singer Sewing Machines only
"(7 to (10. (6.00
(G.75 to (10 " 6.00
- - one-half price.
Ladies' half soles, (turned) 65o
Ladies' half soles, (writ) 66o
Ladies' half soles, (pegged) 40a
Ladies' heels straightened 15c
Misses' half soles 30c
Misses' heels straightened 15c
Children's half soles 25o
Toe caps 15o
will be sewed up free of charge.
stock and guarantee our work.
1712 2nd Ave.
Telephone I 293.