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THE ABQUB. T1JE8PAT, APJiili 21. 189a
you SEE "
These days about suits being made to
order from $10 up. Simon & Mosen
felder for the past seasons have had sev
eral of the best of these
who make these cheap clothes "to or
der," and we have them still. But do
not for a minute think that you are going
to get anything better than our own make
of goods; not much. These wholesale
tailors want something for their labor so
does the agent and the result is that
you pay SI S for a suit to order (and no
better fit nor workmanship) for what we
charge you $10. But some people are
always ready to pay for experience.
Yours for Ready-Made or
Simon & Moscnfelder.
One Trice Clothiers. - - Rock Island House Corner.
Branch U. S. Clothing Co., Monmouth, 111.
SO LI II SILVIi It WAKE
HEAUTIKUI. IMPORTED VASES. PK1C-A-BRAC.
AX II THE MANY HANDSOME ARTICLES IN
Ol'R STOCK. W E CAN SUIT EVERYON E'S
II. D. FOLSOM, Jeweler.
1703 Second Avenue.
johsj . raaipoN.
PARIDOIY a sow
Painters and Decorators
VSZ2 HASQEBS, CALSOXXKS&S, ito.
SHOP, 119 SfnUtnth &t SCCZ ISLA2JD. ILL.
Th'e Jewel Smokeless Gasoline Stove.
Mr.- .. .
you individual burners stt same price). And will give you
25 prr crnt more heat with 25 per cent less gasoline than
any other stove. This is an item worth saving.
pbioe onsrxx- en.oo.
(WITIIOtT or EX.)
TIIK UKEATEST BARGAIN OF 1896,
Allen. Mirers '& Compmv
1 8a 1 Second Avenue.
EASY TO SELECT FROM
LAKC.E ASSORTMENT OF
Btaar a. rtiiooi
The finest Generator Stove
ever placed on the market.
Look at this stove at
(Without Oven. )
1SXJ5 on top and 27 inches
hitfh. It has the celebrated
JKWEL SINGLE GENER
ATOR. (Other dealers offer
Opposite Harper House
FATE OF THE FERRY
Council Concludes That An
other is Not Necessary.
TEES AID. rOS8 AIBS HIMSELF.
Qlves the) Fablle e Cadarstaad That ThoM
Alleged latlautloas of Bribery am the
Part of the Old Compear axe rfoweiV1
Flreaaaa Ask a Sqaare Deal.
Ik was open and afore board last
night and the enterprise which
Bought to conduct a ferry business
between Davenport and Rock Island
was politely strangled by nine gen
tlemen who are supposed to hold
teats in that distinguished municipal
body as representatives of the people
and'laid away without farther cere
mony or consideration. It was all
done by a simple rote. There was
little discussion that was all done
behind locked doors and darkened
keyholes and windows. It was de.
cided that trafllo did not necessitate
increased accommodations, conse
quently the liaveaport & Rock
Island Ferry company will continue
to monopolize the old Mississippi be
tween here and Hawkeydom. There
were two recommendations sub
mitted. One bearing the signatures of
Aids. Maucker, Pender, Zeis, Schnei
der and Schreiner asked that the new
company's petition be granted. The
other signed by Aids. Johrfson, Tin
da:!, Surman, Dauber, Kennedy, Nel
son, Fobs and Gall was unfavorable to
the application. So the majority
report was adopted on motion ol Aid.
Kennedy. And this is how the new
company died. Aid. Schroeder re
fused to sign either resemmendation.
Then Aid. Foss had a little some
thing to say: "Before this ferry
matter was ever agitated," explained
the Seventh warder, the committee
on the levee improvement ca.led on
Capt. Robinson aud aked him what
be would do with referen.ee to the
proposed improvement and he said
he would do whatever the citv
thought right. Aud I therefore want,
it distinctly understood that the im
pression gaining currency that there
was bribery in Capt. Robinson's
proposition is absolutely wrorg.
And there is also to lie a meeting with
the railroad companies, too, regard
ing the levee improvement. So
this is a purely business proposi
tion octween l lie citv and the ferry
Now that the council has accepted
Capt. Robinson's word as belter than
other wen's bonds, it is hoped there
win do no more ueiay about the 'evee
matter, but that the'project will now
be carried forward as expeditiously
Fireman unm Grievance.
There was a petition from Fireman
Joseph Exnerseekingan investigation
oy tne council of charges preferred
against him by the tire and light
committee and for which he was dis
charged. This brought a couple of
1 no republican aldermen to their
feet in an instant. They thought
the proper place for Mr. Kxner to
relate his troubles was before the
lire and light committee. "Cut it is
claimed that members of this com
mittee are prejudiced against him
and that he cannot get an impartial
hearing from them," spoke up Aid.
Maucker. "If this bo the case, and
the evidence seems to bear it out.
Mr. Kxner has & right to demand a
hearing from this council. He
claims to have been discharged with
out being forewarned, and when the
request bearing the signature of the
mayor for him to turn over his
effects to the chief did como, no ex
planation of why he should do so
If this be true Mr. Exner has cer
tainly been wronged. It is said,
however, that the chief holds charges
against the discharged man, who
stands prepared to disprove every
one of them, and it is the council'"
duty to give him an opportunity to
defend himself when he cannot get a
square deal from the committee. It
does seem to me that some peculiar
things are being done in fire depart
ment circles. It has been only a short
time ago that a young man was dis
charged from the service for being
intoxicated. And it was hardly a
week afterward when the mayor of
our city met a member of the central
company face to face on the street
dressed in his uniform and dead
drunk. But he was not discharged.
Why not? Now I ask where does the
justice come in."
Chairman Schroeder, of the lire and
light committee, said a hearing was
never refused Mr. Exner. So Kxner
was told that he could appear before
the committee tonight.
An ordinance granting the Tri
City Sprinkling company the privi
lege of doing business for a period
of 20 years in Rock Island was read
and referred. Theordinance provides
that the company shall be furnished
with water at the rate of 4 cents per
l.OOOgallons. There was also a re
port from the waterworks committee
recommending that the company be
required to pay np what it owes and
allow it to assume operations on the
anie basis as last season. There
was considerable discussion among
the aldermen at to the ability of the
sprinkling company to continue do
ing business under the present ex
pense. Aid. Mancker said so far as
he could learn the income would not
admit of such an excessive rate.
And other aldermen thought the city
should be lenient with the company
and use every means of arriving at
some agreement which would insure
to the people what they hare been
longing for since the warm weather
set in sprinkled streets. It was
6oally decided to leave the settle,
tnent of the question with the water
works and ordinance committees.
DEATH OF MRS. MARTIN.
Aaether of Rock Ilaads Old Citizens
Breathes Her Last.
Mrs. C. A. Martin passed away
shortly after midnight at her home
at 1125 Third avenue. She had been
complaining for several months with
Her illness had not become rerions
until a few weeks ago. It gradually
grew worse and until the silent mes
senger called her hither at 12:30 last
night. Mrs. Martin had attained
the venerable age of 63 years. Born
In Massachusetts in the town of
Wier, about forty years ag she
was nnitel in marriage with Cor
nelius A. Martin. Her maiden name
was Sarah Ann Cobb. Twenty-seven
years ago M and Mrs. Martin came
to Rock Island, which has since been
their home. Mrs. Martin was widely
known imon; the elder folk and was
a lady beloved by all enjoying her
Mrs. Martin is survived by her
husband, C. A. Mar'Jn, the constable,
and two chitdren, George Martin and
Miss Ida Martin, of this city. Mrs
Martin also leaves a brother, Louis
Cobb, at Rutland, Iowa.
The funeral takes place from the
residence at 2 o'clock Thursday af
ternoon. Funeral or J. Rom Mills.
The funeral of the late J. Ross
Millr was held from his home, 696
Twenty-third street, at 2 o'c ock this
afternoon. Rev. W. S. Marquis, pas
tor of the Broadway Presbyterian
church, officiating. The arrange
ments were in charge of C. A. Rose,
the pallbearers being: Phil Mitch,
ell, Frank Mixter, H. B. Sudlow. Dr.
J. W. Stewart, S. J. Keator and A.
C. Dart. There was a large attend
ance of friends of the deceased, and
an extensive f nneral cortege accom
panied the remains to Chippianoock
cemetery. Mr. Mills, although re
served in his manner and character
istically averse to talking about him
self, enjoyed considerable adventure
in his life. He made three dis
tinct trips actoss the plains with
wagons of freight during the
Pike's Peak excitement and in 1849
he went around Cape Horn in a sail
ing vessel to California where he
prospected extensively for p. M, whin
cradle mining was the method in
vogue. He was familiar with the
pioneer life of the plains, and an in
teresting conversationalist when
once drawn out. He was from the
earliest days of his residence in Rock
island an expert anzler. He cnioved
such outings as our carlv residents
were accustomed to indulge in and
Charles Ituford, Judge Guyer, Ben
narperana jonn vv arner.all ol whom
have preceded him to the tomb, were
among his companions in many a
uappuy spent a ay in quiet nook.
The infant daughter of "Mr. and
Mrs. John Daly, 804 Twenty-fourth
street, died yesterday of congestion
of the lungs." The funeral occurred
Miss Amanda Pettit, 636 Eleventh
street, died at 6:30 this morning of
paralysis. She was a native of
Ohio, where she was born 43 years
ago. Miss Pettit had lived in this
city since 1877. The funeral will oc
cur at 10 o'clock Thursday morning.
Davenport on Ferry License.
The Davenport city council at its
meeting in committee of the whole
yesterday afternoon adopted tho fol
Resolved, That a committee of
three be appointed to confer with the
Rock Island & Davenport Ferry com
pany in regard to levee improve,
ment, rates of ferriage and renewal
of ferry license. That it is our opin
ion that if the city of Rock Island
receives a bonus from said company
in consideration of maintaining an
exclusive monopoly iu the said com
pany, that Da -en port should at least
receive the same amount. That in
view of the eft" irt of the old company
to prevent the ne company from
obtaining a franchise from Kock Isl
and, we should exert every means in
our power to secure a reduction of
Iowa Srste Sons or the Involution.
The Iowa state convention of Sons
of the Revolution at Davenport yes
terday elected officers as follows:
Prenident Rt. Rev. William Ste
vens Perry, D. D. L. D.
Vice President Samuel Francis
Secretary Ven. Samuel R. John
son Hoyt. 1). D.
Treasurer Esek Steere Batlord.
Registrar Henry Harvey Hills.
Chaplain Rev. Samuel Newell
Watson, D. D.
Historian Rev. William Salter.
The society gave a grand lanquet
aw Mills Heniaalaa;.
The saw mills of the Rock Island
Lumber & Manufacturing cimpsny
and Weyerhauser & Denkmann have
begun the season's operations. And
now the early morning whistle and
the familiar hum of the log mastica
tor is once more beard. Both mills
are running full blast and are em
ploying about one thousands hands.
The saw mills of Weyerhauser &
Denkmann and Lindsey & Phelpa at
Davenport commenced operations
for the season yesterday.
Whether on pleasure bent, or busi
ness, take on everr trin a hnttlo at
Syrnp of Figs, as it acts most pleas
antly and effectually on the kidceys,
liver and bowels. rrewntinr lamn.
headaches, and other forms of sick
ness, ror tale in 50 cent and f 1 bot
tles bT all leading drneriata. Man.
ufectured by the California Fig
Syrnp company only.
PIERCE HAS POLE.
Henry County's Board of Equal
ADVANTAGE OVfE STUSGEOV
Whiteside DM tho Boataoas Yosaaroar
How tho Other Coaatlaa Stand-ajui
WUI Settle It as Weil as tho Cwjim
Whiteside county's instruction for
Tom Pierce, of Henry county, yester
day settled the repub icao nomination
for member of the state board of equal
ization to be made at the congres
sional convention of the Tenth dis
trict to be held in Rulr Isl.nt
Thursday. Pierce starts in the race
with Sturgeon, as the pole horse and
with ann.h nnnn.t ii n i t wi a hi- .....
as will decidedly handicap his Rock
isiauu opponent, air. sturgeon and
bis friends realize this much, and
they are very much cast down over
the prospects today yet they do
not admit defeat, although they can
not avoid seeing it. The most con.
servative forecast of the complexion
of the convention on member of the
board of equalization can make no
better showing in Sturgeon' favor
Rock Island as
Necessary for a choice, 57.
Aud this without Knox's 29 rotes,
which there is every reason to be
lieve will go to Pierce. And aside
from this Mr. Sturgeon can harely
expect a county like Mercer
with James MoKinner as a can
didate for member of the
state central committee to go
to him solid with the prospects
before him. Knox county therefore
will not only take the congressman
bnt will settle beyond a doubt the
other nomination as well.
Will Btlr l p a Tempest.
The contest over the member Of
the board is likely to engender a
breach between Rock Island and
Knox and Rock Island and White
side and Rock Island and Henry
counties which it not shown now
will be apt to be in the future con
ventions in the Tenth district. The
reason that Whiteside has taken so
easily and so kindly to the Henry
county candidate is said to be that
the W hiteside republicans become so
exasperated during the Galva con
vention a little over a year ago, when
the Gest crowd went stubbornly and
greedily after honors which it could
not get and then persistently stood
in the way of the first op
portunity Whiteside has had
in years to win distinguished
recognition at tha hands of the
republican party. At that time re
peated overtures for a combination
with Rock Island county in favor of
Ramsey were rejected, and Whiteside
went home feeling that there was not
the neighborly feeling between the
two counties that might have been
expected. Now on top of this come
the prospect of Knox in addition to
carrying off the congressman, over
whelmingly swamping Rock Isl
and county for the board of equaliz
ation, while on the other hana Mr.
Sturgeon is apt to personally resent
Henry county by coming out for cir
cuit judge in opposition to Judge
Bigelow at the expiration of the tat
ter's term, or as a candidate for state
Get it" is good advice but "Take
Simmons Liver Regulator" is better
for the health and happiness. Every
body should take a liver remedy oc
casionally and especially in the
spring to wake np the torpid liver
and keep up a healthy circulation of
good rich blood, free from poison and
full of nourishment to the body.
"We would not keep house without
it." H. G. ii. Fink, Springdale. Pa.
KEEP YOUR EYE
On this space and yon
can always find some
thing that will add to
yonr dinner list. The
warm spring days makes
one long for something
in green stuffs.
Home Grown Asparagus.
In addition we make a
specialty of Fancy Gro
ceries and any seasona
ble goods can be ordered
from ns with the assnr
- ance that they will be of
the best obtainable.
Prompt and reliable de
Strawberries, Oranges, Bananas
Geo. A. -McDonald,
J304 Filth Aye. Phone 1196.
Mc CAB E'S
Capes and Wraps.
Our new capes mud wraps received last
tion. Last Friday and Saturday showed
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viiuhiiui)- iiveiy selling in mis depart
ment. With the new additional Roods that
arrived tndT n-a shall ha
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largest week's business this season.
Moth Proof Bags.
Time to pack away yonr woolen and
furs, and to hp mal iiim ci-dd c 1 1 1.- u
" ' nik, tlMtfc
the moths won't get at them use moth bn.
We have them in two sizes at 33c and 44c,
guaranteed moth proof.
An Embarrassed maker r tinibivHas di
rided his .stock among six cash buyers; we
get one sixth, the prices speak for them
selves. Good umbrellas as low as 37c each;
with Dresden ball handles at only 44c and
5Sc These pticcs tell a tale of distress in
the factory that wouldn't look well in print.
Umbrellas at 47c and 50c that you have paid
double for. Real silk gloria umbrellas for
sun or rain at 97c; you will wonder why
they are not Si. 50. We will simply sy it
is impossible to particularize, but if you will
call we shall take pleasure in showing a Jot
of over 1500 umbrellas at lower prices thau
ever before quoted in this region.
Why should we say anything about mil
linery? We have been completely swamped,
but with additional help this week we shall
care for every one promptly. We will sim
ply say we are showing the prettiest, most
stylish millinery in the west and at the most
Last Friday we received the biggest lot of
handsome parasols we have ever shown.
Plain and faney blacks, plain white and fan
cies, Dresden figures and striiws with the
most nnifiue and cleverest lot of handles and
sticks you have ever seen. Misses' and
children's parasols in printed warps and
urestien patterns 111 styles without limit;
every price we quote much lower thau you
can find elsewhere.
than the suit your tailor asks f
then the tailor's, and you'll come
1804 Second Avenue.
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, - 1712 SECOND AVENUE
Headquarters for Footwear at Lowest Prices.
To have done when the spring days come is
to have that time piece cleaned. When you
are ready bring it to our store. We will put
it in first class order, charge you only a rea
sonable price, and guarantee satisfaction.
Our line of Jewelry, Clocks, Watches and
Silver Novelties is complete, and prices are
moderate. Reliability is the one word we
keep in mind.
Very Special 49c
Black Dress Goods Sale 19c, 49c, 49c, 49c
At this price we shall place on sale the
following collection of tine foreign dresa
fabrics at a price which in many eases rep
resents only half the actual cost of produc
tion. 10 pieces plain black and rich figured
Sicilians, very wide, very heavy and very
Inst rous; they are positively cheap at $1 a
yard, for only 49c
40-inch black French crepon, actual worth
SI a yard, at 40c.
40-inrli double warp black Henriettas,
genuine timnan goods, always worth (I a
yard, at 4Ue.
50-inch French serge, an elegant weight
and finislu regularly PJc a yard, at 49c (All
colors as well as black.)
Figured soliels, worth 85c, at 49c.
New black cords and reps in scrolls and '
floral figures, elegant values at 7.V, for 49c
You can well afford to buy a dress now
and make it up later in the season at
No mistake about the price either 19c
Of dress goods all this week will hare the
privilege of buying enough best cambric
for the skirt lining at lc a yard, or an extra
quality of full yard wide rustle lining at Se
a yard, with enough good fibre lining also at
8c a yard.
The trade on ladies'.shirt waists the past
few warm days even astonished us, leaped
past our highest hopes. New ones are kept
coming and better bargains all the time. 25
dozen lawn, percale and dimity shirt waists
with large Bishop sleeves, link ruffs, values
np to $1.25. at 89c and 7 Sc. Dresden and
Persian patterns, stripes and checks, collars
attached or detached, at 81, J1.45, $1.9-3,
$1.45. S1.50, SI. 08 and up to $2.50. We
show a larger and more select assortment of
exclusive styles in Indies shirt waists than
ever before. Early choosers will see ad
vantages. Ready Suit
IS THE HANDY TUREE-BUT-
1 ton Sack. It is absolutely
essential that everr gentleman I
climilH at. Inl,l Iiava niia
these suits. They are made )
this year 10
Scotch Woolen Stuffs.
J he Stein lsioclt company, '
wno make inese cioines, put a
their best merchant tailor F
hands to work on them. They J
Are Equal If Not Better
10 more than we do.
VOU can buy Shoes for a
1 dollar which would be
dear at 60c; others for 13
which would be cheap at $4.
Ycu will look in rain for the
former hereyou are cer
tain of finding the latter
and plenty of other bargains
of the game proportions.
THE WAY TO BUY SHOES
Is to lea Shoes and the
place to see Shoes is right