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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, MAKCH 23, 1896.
Accepted . .
As usual. SIMON & MOSENFELDER get
there. The Chicago Title & Trust company,
receivers for Kahn, Schoenbrun & Co., man
ufacturers of Men's and Boys' Clothing,
corner of Market and Adams streets, Chi
cago, accepted our spot cash offer for a good
portion of the K., S. & Co. stock. The goods
arc now in and ready for sale, right in time
for a new Spring Suit, a Spring Overcoat or
a new pair of Trousers. We selected none
IJeinjj first on the ground we had our pick.
All their goods bear the label of the United
Garment Workers, insuring perfect workman
ship. It is needless to say that these goods
will be sold cheap. You know us. Always
on the spot to take advantage of these com
mercial snaps. Our customers get the bene
fit. Duy now first pick is always best.
Simon & Mosenfelder.
One I'ricc Clothiers. - - Rock Island House Corner.
Kranch U. S. Clothing Co., Monmouth, 111.
ItKAUTIHL IMPORTED VASES. BRIC-A-BRAC,
AMI THE MANY HANDSOME ARTICLES IN
OI H STOCK. WE CAN SLIT EVERYONE'S
H. D. FOLSOM, Jeweler.
1703 Second Avenue.
Carpenter and Builder,
OFFICE. NO: 331 SIXTH AVENUE.
Shop on Vine street. ROCK ISLAND.
The Zigler Filter
J i I
1821 Second Avenue.
EASY TO SELECT FROM
LARGE ASSORTMENT OF
IS THE BEST.
There arc no tube to break.
It win lat longer and filter
better. It will filter more in
tbe tame time than any other.
It filters as clear as crystal.
It is the simplest and the most
durable filter ever offered to
the public. Do not be de
ceived, bat get the best. Call
and see the Zigler at
Opposite Harper House
STRANGE BUT TRCE
The Story of Saturday Night's
HIKING A TOWBSHIP TICKET
After the Contest on Collector.
and Supervisor. Qaajle sad ftaaacea
1ii.mii Throif h ud tiow An Proud of
the Bonn Thar Bar Won.
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William Kin. k
W. 1. CJ1AVI.K
I W. J. GtUAl.kN
The story of how a part at least of
this ticket was composed at Saturday
night's republican city-township con
vention at the court house is illus
trative of the strange developments
that are possible in a political con
vention. It was only because of a
misunderstanding that the last two
names adorn the ticket, and when at
tbe end of the second ballot for assist
ant supervisor the Sixth ward found
itself with the complete sanction
of the convention allotted to three
out of tbe five candidates named, it
could not in the strictest sense of the
word be justly censured for exhibit
ing an extreme fondness for pork,
and it was only because V. 11. lid
wards grasped the situation in an
instant tbat his ward was saved from
the reputation alluded to. It
was a signal triumph for Ed
wards, as he had the key to
that situation in his keeping, and
having demonstrated his strength he
was in a position to lay it down and
be did. After the Sixth ward had
captured the collectorsbip, it found
it had the nomination of an assistant
supervisor that it did want, and one
that it did not want, and the joke of
It was that it was obliged to surren
der the one it had sought and accept
the one it had repudiated in caucus.
Edwards was the choice of the Sixth
ward for supervisor, but Quayle was
the choice of Boss Collins, hence
what did it matter to tbe Sixth ward
what its own preferences were? The
ward carried the convention for Ed
wards, but Collins carried the con
vention for Quayle, too. Edwards
had tbe more votes of the two. but he
thought more of the predicament
that it was placing bis ward in be
fore the party and of the injustice to
the other sections of the city and fol
lowing the hasty acceptance of the
minority candidate, he relieved tbe
embarrassment of the circumstance
by surrendering the honor and thus
became the hero of the evening.
Following this episode "liilly" Uaha.
gen, tbe other Collins candidate, was
forced on tbe ticket and Steve was
happy, although the convention was
The Convention Proceeding.
A half hour's Inside skirmishing
and two-cornered sessions had been
indulged in when Township Com
mittee Chairman F. II. Schroeder as
cended tbe rostrum and swiped the
desk with bis right. All eyes turned
upward and the noise subsided to
buzzing. After readiog the call Mr.
Schroeder nominated ex-Mayor
Henry Carse for chairman. He was
unanimously chosen. When the sec
retaryship was mentioned H. C.
Cleavcland and Robert! Lynn were
both on their feet and with one voice
shouted the name of J. K. Scott.
They sized one another up and in
discovering that their preference co
incided a smile illuminated their re
spective countenances and Mr. Scott
was accepted to keep tab on the con
The chairman appointed M. E.
Sweenny, H. C. Cleaveland and A.
Ci. Anderson a committee on creden
tials. The committee finally reported
and the convention took its word for
the rest of it.
The name of Louis Stremmel was
placed in nomination for the collec
torsbip by Capt. II. C. Cleaveland;
W. V. Stafford by F. C. Hemenway;
Capt. Henry Kroeger by Mobert R.
Lynn; B. F. De Gear by M. E. Swee.
ney. All were given the marble
heart as far as the convention's en.
thusiasm was concerned except Capt.
Kroeger, the presentation of whose
name created a little racket among
his admirers in the rear of the house.
Tbat put a damper on the nomina
tions and William J. Pratt and Rob
ert Lynn were named to examine
the tickets which the delegates now
proceeded to hand in for their re
spective favorites. J. Frank Uo bin
son suggested that the first ballot be
an informal one. And so it went.
First Ball ie Fired.
Here is how they stood after the
opening round: Kroeger. 17; Strem
nicl, 17; De Gear. 13; Stafford, 19.
The announcement of the result was
followed by some more skirmishing
and the throwing of high balls to
doubtfuls by tbe several candidates.
Then came tbe formal ballot: Strem
mM, 17; Stafford. 17; De dear, 13:
Kroeger, 20. Another ballot made
it a little more encouraging for Kroe
ger. increasing his vote a couple at
tbe expense of De Gear, but still
there was no choice and the faithful
gat their heads together once more.
De Gear was deserted bv four of his
fellows in the third go", and Kroe
ger's stock increased a few points.
It begun getting warm. The up
town delegates discussed concentra
tion on Kroeger and the down-town
element on Stafford. Tbe fourth bal
lot gave Stafford an increase of three,
while Stremmel and De Gear stock
showed a slight decline. Another
ballot and Stafford lost a couple with
a proportionate gain for Kroeger.
De Gear saw his star of hope gradu
ally passing into oblivion and he po
litely declined. They didn't even
thank him, either.
Another ballot made little change.
Bat the sixth was a winner for Kroe
ger, who received 34 votes to Strem.
mel s 16 and Stafford's i.
Too Hklrmlm for Assessor.
The name of J. P. Wilson was pre
sentea ior assessor oyjoe uaas; John
Ingram named' J. L. Freeman; E. E.
Parmenter said John Cleland was
time tried and found true, and as the
upper end had been handsomely
rewarded with the collectorsbip, he
thought it no more than fair that the
delegates of that neck of the woods
do the square thing by the fellows
farther down. This closed the nom.
inations and an informal ballot re
sulted: Wilson. 18; Cleland, 17;
Freeman, 32. Freeman was just one
shy of a nomination on the formal
ballot, be receiving S3 to 17 apiece
for his opponents. Freeman held
out his 33 for two more ballots and
another gave him the prize by a vote
or 30 to 17 for Cleland and 14 for
For supervisor M. E Sweeney
moved that William Rinck be nomi
nated by asclama.ion; and the con
vention so ruled. -
The Funny Part or It.
In the meantime Supervisor Sinnct
had in a laudatory speech presented
Supervisor W. P. Quayle for renom
ination' under the apprehension that
tbe time had arrived for such discus
sion. Supervisor Gahagen had also
beeu proposed, these nominations at
tbat time, however, being entirely
out of order. Now came the resub.
mission of names for assistant super
visor as follows: William Edwards
by Robert Lynn; E. B. McKown bv
E. II. Bowman; William Brock man
by W. II. Jordan; William Gahagen
by C. J. W. Schreiner. It looked for
a moment as though Brother Quayle
was going to receive the marble
heart. He grasped the situation and
hustled over and had a word with
H. D. Mack, who had the name of W.
P. Quayle in nomination in an in.
stant. It was a trying moment for
Brother Quayle and his emotion was
It was agreed tbat the two nomi
nees receiving the highest number of
votes be declared elected. Ten votes
too many were cast in the first bal
let. It was accordingly thrown out
and the faithful went at it again. At
this juncture Henry Brockman with
drew from the rce. The next bal
lot resulted: Edwards, 46; Quayle,
4); Uahagen, 29; McKown, 16; Brock
This gave the nomination to Quayle
and Edwards. But the latter de
clined, saying it would never do to
have two candidates from the Sixth
It was then decided to proceed
with the selection of a running mate
for Quayle. W. H. Jordan said a
feeling had arisen favorable to Mr.
Brockman's nomination. But Joe
Haas sa:d that would be another case
of two candidates from the same
ward Brockman and Rinck residing
in the Third. They let it go at that,
anyway, and a ballot resulted in tbe
selection of Gahagen by a vote of 43
to 13 for McKown and 11 for Brock
man. A resolution requesting tbe dele
gates to the county convention to
present the name of ex-Coniressman
Thomas J. Henderson for indorse,
ment for state treasurer was pre
sented by W. II. Jordan and unani
R. A. Donaldson was named by II.
C. Cleaveland for chairman of the
city-township committee. He was
chosen by acclamation.
Movement of the Pnan.
Johnny Rinck made as much noise
as Joe Haas.
Doc" Hollowbush played with his
mustache and cast cutting glances
at Aid. Foss.
Fred Schroeder and "Boney" John
son had their heads together consid
erably. Both have troubles.
Supervisor Quayle and.W. T. Staf
ford viewed tbe situation with anx
ious looks as they gazed over their
Louie Cleaveland had a front seat
in the Fifth ward delegation and
blew smoke through J. F. Robinson's
Charley Searle was there with his
gossamer. Charles had nothing to
say, however. He was merely there
for appearance sake and viewed the
mill from the spectators' bench.
Boss Collins slipped in to the rear
of the house during the convention
and there ' surveyed the situation.
When Quayle and Gahagen won their
triumph he was elated. It was an
other vindication for Steve.
Inasmuch as Schroeder could not
be reelected chairman of the citv
tqwnship committee the thought of
putting his primary opponent, Don
aldson, in a position where he would
be obliged to boom brought consola
tion to his famishing soul.
NEW CHURCH BUILDINGS.
Carman Lutheran tst B Contract for a
- J3,000 Edifice.
Services will be held for the lat
time Easter Sunday in the old brick
edifice which has stood at the corner
of Twentieth street and Fifth avenue
for SO many Vearsas the wnrahinnino-
place of the German Lutherans. Tbe
contract ior uuiiaing the new church
was let yesterday to Nicholas Juhl.
his figures being tl8,000. The build
ing will be of brick with stone trim
mings aid will cost when completed
abont 123,000. The demolition of
the old structure will begin after
Easter Sunday. While bnilding op
erations are in Droirrpsa tha ihari-h
services will be held at Association
hall. The new church will be com
pleted about Nov. 1.
Plans for the proposed Christian
church were submitted tn mutni--
TOX A ROCS delivWMuf m-mmrm avail
ing at jour door at 10o a week.
THIRD HIRED HAND
Fritz Kreinsen Who Worked for
HIS WHEREABOUTS mrOOWlf.
Ble Folks Hare Not Beard From Him for
Two Yean and He Uad Money- Supposed
to Bare Ilcea Brooch to Bork bl
Aside from Fred Kuschmann and
John Lauderbach. who hat! wnrte.l
on the farm of llenrv I.. Italian Mm
macK tiawk suicide. Tut Annus has
spoken of still another hired hand.
concerning whose disappearance
there is something of a mystery.
This third man's name was given as
Fritz Krance. but it is learned nn
careful investigation bv an Alter
representative in Black Hawk town
ship that his correct name is Fritz
Kreinsen. This man worked for
Bastian from March 1893 to March
1694. tbe year previous to the time
Lauderbach was eamloved there.
He disappeared, it is now ascer
tained, in March, two years ago,
since which time no trace haa he.nn
found of him. August Brakel. of
Black Hawk township, knew Krein
sen well, in German? aa well hero
and he has just returned from a visit
to the old country. He saw Kreinsen's
mother there and she Is in deep dis
tress over not having heard from her
son since March, 1894, about the
time he Is alleged to have left Bas
tian's employ. .,
it is further learned that the day
before Kreinsen left he and Lauder
bach, who succeeded him, and-Bas
tian were in Milan together. anH
after that Bastian told it around that
he bad driven Kriensea with his
trunk and effects to Knc.k Il And anH
left him at a depot, but he did not
tew wnere ne was going.
Kreinsen Mad Money.
Kreinsen was known tn lnv.
money, and he had told of being paid
(24 a month by Bastian, whereas
the wap-es nairl the nthnr li.nH.
Kuschmann and Lauderbach, was but
200 and f!80 per annum respec
tively. After he left. Hastinn rallorl
on a prominent stock raiser in Edg-
ingion townsnip witn a note for foOO
signed by him payable to Kreinsen.
for value received. Bastian nx-
plained that he had received the note
irom nremsen ny snaving" it, and
as it was due demanded the face
value. The amount was nromntlv
paid and nothing thought of it at
the time, but it la imnnrtunt line in
connection with the inexplicable cir
cumstances surrounaing the wherea
bouts oi trtlz Kreinsen.
The board of sunervisnra tn.Ata
Thursday of this week, and it islike-
lv that Kti.iMff Uam.Hm.. ... : 1 t .1
ask tbe necessary annronriatinn tn
conduct a thorough investigation of
the Bastian premises.
Roy, the 4-year-old son of Mr. and
Mr. Henry Krambeck, 8J1 Seventh
avenue, died yesterday morning of
membraneous croup. The funera
occured this -afternoon.
William Crowley, of Monmouth,
died at St. Anthony's hospital of
heart disease yesterday afternoon,
aged 19 years. The remains will be
taken to Monmouth for interment.
Mrs. Snsan C. Ross, widow of the
late Robert Ross, died at the resi
dence of her daughter, Mrs. A. Win
field, in Davenport yesterday, aged
69 years and 10 months. She had
been ill a week. For 25 years she
was a resident of Andalusia, where
11 be buried tomorrow after
1 1 o'clock. She is survived
I sons, James end Charles.
Beet of All
to cleanse the system in a gentle and
truly beneficial" manner. When the
springtime comes, use the true and
perfect remedy, Syrup of Figs. One
bottle will answer for all the family
and costs only 50 cents; the large
size $1. Boy tbe genuine. Manu
factured by the California Fig Syrup
company only, and for sale by all
SHOULD BE YOUR AIM IN
BUYING GROCERIES, AND
FOODS THAT ARE TOO
CHEAP ARE NOT FIT
MANY OF THEM FOR THE
NOTHING IS CHEAP
THAT IS INJURIOUS TO
HEALTH. BUY THEM
WHERE YOU ARE CER
TAIN THAT YOUR MONEY
' NO FINER LINE OF
FANCY GROCERIES CAN
BE FOUND IN THE CITY,
AND OUR SERVICE IS
PROMPT AND RELIABLE.
1304 Fifth An. Pkoaa 11M.
Extraordinary Corset Offering.
LADIES' BLACK SILK HOSE GIVEN AWAY.
and give a pair of Silk Hose with each Corset. Style 616 in colors
white, black and drab, cork pad, the finest made, worth full f 2.50. now
at 2, and the Hose thrown in. Don't ask us how we can afford It.
The makers are bound to sell a P. N. Corset to every lady in this
Mens Negligee Shirts.
Twenty dozen Merrimac Percale Shirts, neat stripes and checks,
collars and enffs laundricd, look all of 75c, commencing today, 5Cc.
Fancy striped Percale, extra well made, collars and cuff's laun
dricd, should be 1, commencing today 75c.
Some of the very dressiest colored bosom Shirts, white bodices,
one pair of link cuffs to match bosom, they bring $1.50 elsewhere, you
shouldn't miss them, only f 1.
A small lot of four-in-h:ind ties, silk lined, regularly S8c, commenc
ing today 19c each.
M MMMiK, M lUi& M (711 1 aCOi
MT I aW M-M
Take a bunch of time tables of Uie different rail
roads and open tliem up. Inside each one you'll
find a map. Look at the different iuas and what
do you see? Between any two prominent cities in
the country where two or more roads run, each map
will show you that this particular road is the most
direct route, and all the other roads go in a round
about way. Take the fioi-rks then and look them
over, and you'll see that some one particular road
is shwter than the rest, or its trains do get there
ahead of the others. True, you can get there by
any of the roads, but there's always one hest way.
It's like this in reading about goods. Every store
blows its own horn. They each claim to give, you
more or better for your money than the others. -How
can you tell? Look at the figukks. Sue
bow they all "get there." Go in and see the re
sults in the different stores. See what you can get
with your money. There's always One Best Store
in ever' town. See if you can cet as good a suit
for your boy as our 53.50 all wool Knee Pant Suit.
See if S5 will get your big boy aa good a suit as wo
are showing these days. Look into, these things
for yourself. It pays whether you're buying Tick
ets or Clothes.
1 1004 beCOQd Avenue.
The above prices will continue only till April i.
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, ..... ni2 SECOND AVENUE
Headquarters for Footwear at Lowest Prices.
N THE NECK
Is where you feel it most when your collars are sent
home from the lanndry with a "raw edge." When
this happens to you. say to yourself: I'm tired of
this! Iielieve I'll make a change. I'll try another
place." Ton will like the way we "do up" your
collars and cuffs and shirts! Returned to yon
clean and white. We are carefnl of your linen
handle it "gently" use machinery that won't
"tear" it. Let your bundle come we're always
ready our wagons will ealL It will be returned
to yon the day promised, too! Drop a postal.
Rock Island Steam Laundry.
Wast SeTerateenth street.
pOR THREE DAYS Monday. Toes
day and Wednesday of this week,
the manufacturer of the celebrated P.
N. Corsets to make the following ex
With every pair of P. N. Corsets at
1 or over we are to present the pur
chaser a pair of fine black silk stock
ings free of charge. This offer being
made to more thoroughly introduce
this elegant line of Corsets to the
ladies of this section, includes the
style 445-six hook, long waist, hand
somely embroidered and full boned at
$1; also style 231 Black Sateen, cork
protecting pad. equal to any fl.50
Corset, only 1.25, and a pair of Silk
Stockings free. Style S10 comes in
white and drab, cork protecting pads,
and equals any 12 Corset.for three days
WA nr allnmrAit Ia entl tLn. . At k'a
aW aV MM M M M m mT"J T
On II iffli -Grade
During the month of March we
will offer all our . high-grade
hoes at anch prices that no one
can afford to miss tbe opportun
ity of securing a pair.
ladles fcboen, vorth t sn, rotor, at .
" SuO. .
" " 4.60. SSI
" 4n " t.t
SVl' " X4U
- - a.ou. " S.S0
Men's patent leathers, worth 17 on. gome at S5.no
- " f(l. 4.75
" .(). 4 ts
" " Mm. " K 0
Men's f'ordoTM. shoes, worth pi.m. " 4 40
" Kanvwoo COD. St
- C'slf " m 3.65
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& Sexton. Telephone iaot.