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THE AliGUB. MONDAY. SEPTEMBER 21. 1896.
Of c ur Well-known
Bans? fee y.w.yyyy yjfc
YiMir Money Ruck
to trade at the Always
SIMON & MOSENFELDER'S
HEAUTIFtri. IMI'ORTEI VASES. BRIC-A-BRAC.
AM) THE MANY HANDSOME ARTICLES IN
Ol'lt STOCK. WE CAN SUIT EVERYONE'S
IX' I WE.
II. D. FOLSOM,
AT THE OLD STAND
Will soon hare on display their well st-lccted stock of Fall Millinery
Expert trimmer and courteous and accomo
dating treatment to all.
1700 WccoiJl Avcuuc
This is the Weather
TO MAKE YOU THINK OF
Refrigerators and Gasoline Stoves.
We are closing out at cost what are still on
har.,1, as we do not carry over poods from one
season t another. Avail ) our-elf of our offer.
Uemerr.ber they are only the very best goods
an 1 absolutely warranted In every respect.
Allen, A vers & Company
Opposite Ilnrper House. 1821 SICOSJ ATE.
where the cloth is thoroughly
tested and absolute strength
a marvel in
MAUKK IN PLAIN FICURF.S
at the lowest of low prices.
lor the Asking:.
EASY TO SELECT FROM
LAUUK ASSORTMENT OF
1703 Second Avenue.
WHO WILLS AY NAY
The Levee the Great Question
cf the Hour.
ALDERMEN EXPECTED TO ACT.
No Valid Kmiob Whr the OrdlnuH
Hboald Not Krusu In Order Tbat We Mar
Know the Cost and Who U to Par It -"o
Time' to Stop Now.
It is expected that the aldermen
will act on the river front improve
ment ordinance tonight. The ques
tion will come up on the mayor's
veto, and it will be the duty of the
council to either sustain the execu
tive's antipathy to public improve
ment or repass the ordinance over
his head. There are enough votes in
the council to support the latter
course, but there nave been aov
number of schemes in the air to pre
vent action, one being to avoid the
matter coming up at all and thus
prolong the imleliniteness, and anoth
er to keep some aldermen who are
It-own to be favorable to it from be
ing present. This latter alternative
is attributed tithe ferry company
but Ins Aiuiis H not ready to at
tribute to that cunipauy such a
shameful breach t.f faith. The ferry
company pledged t'2.500 to tbe im
provement last spring when the or
dinance of a rival company was be
fore the council, on condition that its
exclusive franchise be renewed. The
condition was accepted. The Daven
port & Kock Island re?ry company
has had a golden harvest this sum
mer and no one begrudges it, as it
has provided splendid service dur
ing the suspension of bridge trafii.,
but its revenue on Labor day alone
was sullicient to pay for the entire
improvement cf two or three river
fronts. When It was a fight between
two ferry companies the aldermen
could not, be blamed for siding with
what appeared to thein to
be for the best interest of
the city, but it is now not
a contest between corporati ns. The
city's interests aro at stake, and there
is no other tide to it. As far as
Thk Aik;ls can learn there is no
open opposition whatever to the
river front improvement, and any
hostility that may crop out from out
side sources will be but treachery.
Mayor Kocx has been against the
improvement from tbe first, lie has
been personally opposed to it and
has never sought to conceal his an
tagonism. His veto is his legal
prerogative, but there his duty ends.
He is not warranted in seekiog to
have aldermen uphold that preroga
tive. The qaes;ion is not an im
practicable unc, and the passing of
the ordinance over the mayor's veto
does not mean the involving of the
city in a cent "f obligation. There
is nothing to be gained by waiving
further to ste what the railroads will
do. There is no reason to suppose
they will not do their duty. Tbe
ferry company has pledged $ 2,5 iO;
the city has appropriated f2.(0U; the
Terminal company has obligated
itself to expend 5,. 00, and none of
the long time companies there can
do less. Under these circumstances
the city's portion in a reasonable
estimate will not excoed ftf.OUO. Of
this, $2,00'J is appropriated and the
remaining fS.Ottti can he so spread
over seven years that it will scarcely
To Aecertaln th. Coat.
The repassing of the ordinance to
night does not involve the ci'.y in
any indefinite outlay. The improve
ment cannot be put in until the con
tract is let, ami were the council to
invite bids which would be a prop
er course tho express stipulation
could bo inserted that the council re.
served the right to reject all bids
were the scheme found impraatica
ble. In this way tho council could
ascertain the cost, while through the
proceedings in the county court tbe
city can gain the benefit not only of
the approximated cos', but as to who
and to what amount ail are t j be as
sesstd for the improvement. That
is the only way the city can learn
"where it is at." The council ha
now reached the opportunity. It U
no time to ahandou the fi .-Id or torn
back, and no alderman who believes '
in adjusting the long vexe 1 river j
runt question can vote to st"p no v.
Tbe only way to advance is to do si
step by Hep, and to c?o-s eaeh
bridge when it is reached. the
council by readopting tonight's or
dinance would be merelv advancing
the proceedings to the piint where
something like tbe actual cost ruiy
bo ascertained. Ihen it will be
time to talk about getting over the
obstructions that tticn present them
selves, if there arc any. And Thk
Am. i s docs not believe there wiil bo
There wore silvery whiskers on tbe
sidewalks about three bells Sunday
morning. It was the real thine.
But as all the crops are fully de
veloped the frost did bo harm, in
fact it did good, as the corn will ba
dried and hardened and put in condi
tion for picking, and the nnt that
have csuscd the small boy much un
easiness of late, will take on a
brownish color and tomb! to the
ground, ready to be bagged and laid
away for w litter use. So the frost
isn't a bad thinj aft r all.
There was a iight frost yesterday
morning, and this morning but the
"ijrns! service states that there wa
no evidence cf its being particularly
T Care a Old la Oae ly
Take U '.alive Bromo (Quinine Tab.
lets. AH druggists refund the
money if it fails to care. 25 cents
SUNDAY NIGHT REVELRY.
The Follcs Raid a Ken on Twenty-First
One of the little frame houses on
the east side of Twenty-first street,
between Second and Third avenues,
was raided by Officers McCarthy and
Mulqueen last night. The inmatti
regUtered at police headquarters as
Mrs. Patsv Malono. Goody Wright,
Annie Fox, Billy Wheatley. James
Reilly and John" Ashley. Mrs. Ma
1 ine admitted that she" was proprie
tress of the joint, and the 'squire
fined her fid and costs. The re
mainder of the crowd were taxed $10
and cost each.
Ida Montgomery was entertaining
a delegation of small boys on Nine
Ueuth street and First avenue wbi;e
beastly intoxicated Saturday night.
Officer McC'ar hy arrested her and
she was liaed $5 and costs.
REV MERRELL'S FAREWELL
r'irt Methodtat Congregation Hear Part
ial; H'ordll t it Night.
Rev. F. W. Merrell made his fare
well address as psstor of the First
Methodist ihiirch last ni?ht. to
morrow he leaves f.-r El Paso to at
lend the Central llHoois Mithd:-t
ciuferencj, which iil assign him
elsewhere, in ail probability to
Pooria. Kcv. Merrell. since coming
to Rock Island Island five years ago.
has received 500 new members into
church. He has been a faithful and
untiring worker. He took for his sub
ject: Finally.. Brethren, Think on
These Things!" Rev. Merrell spoke
of the pleasant relation which
have existed between pastor and
cctigregation, an! how much be re
grctte 1 being separated from people
whom he knew so long and well.
The sermon was followed by com
In the afternoon Rev. Merrell said
parting words to the Young Men's
Christian Association, and in the
evening he made a farewell talk to
the Epwnrth league.
ENSIGN AT THE THEATRE,
A First Clau Froduoilou In Poorly
The Ensign" was given an admir
able production at Harper's theatre
last evening. The play is one which
has succeeded in all the more promi
nent cities. It is a piece which deals
with th American navy and con
tains situations and scenes which
are highly interesting; at times excit
ing, it is a play that deserves gcr.
erous patronage, especially as pro
duced by the compmy which held
the boards in Rock Island last night.
But it sceois a good show will not
draw this .ear, a fact which is large
ly due to the p:ior class of attrac
tions which was given last season.
But no that the management as
sures the public that only the kind
which a city o! Sock Island a size de
serves will "be seen hereafter, it is
fair to presume that the pitronage
w.ll increase as the season advances.
Tbe Wilson Theatre company
opens a week's engagement wiih
The Adventuress" tonight. Anna
E. Davis, who mide such a good im
pression in Rock Is, and list season.
heads the organization with Burt
Wesner as t-om. di.in. and a first class
series of entertainments is promised.
The remains of Mrs. John
coran were laid at re-t in
etiuctery this morning,
services were conducted
Joseph's church. Rev. Thomas Mack
in celebrating requiem mass. The
pall bearers were Edward Shields,
Peter Curnyn, John Smith, Patrick
Noona':, Audrew Shiel Is and John
Angt inon, little son of Mr. and
Mrs. A luct Y..'U, 9,3 Eleventh
street, di- d this luvrMng of periton
itis, aged i years and 2 months.
A Keeor.l j;raker.
Commencing t jiiiurrow o.t 9 o'clock
a. m. we piace ie loUowm'' rare
bargains on sale. They are ait uew
desirah'e and marveious money
Unbleached muslins at only
I'ublcnehed muslins at onlv
l!!e h-d mtiriit.s at ot.lv
Striped tf nnis fin.n'.l. good qual
ity, si nniy per yrl
InUigo iilue print, fuss colors.
at ony per vard
I. It. table damasK at uiilv
l. t. taoie ianiasK at ouiv im-t
Anyone can see at a glance that
these are exceptionally low prices
They are made to suit the times.
Km i-I1asli-.b Di;v (j..ois Co.
Thirly-Thlru uut.lct lonentloe.
AH po p.es party voters, silver re.
publicans and silver democratic
voters cf Rock Iilasd and Henry
counties, are requested to meet at
Kock Island county court bouse
Tuesday, hept. 22. at 1 p. m. sharp
ior in-j purpose i placing in comi-
nation a candidate for rerresenta
tive and transact sti-h other bnsi
ness a may properly come before
Frank Riuoans. Chairman.
T. H. F'.i.Lis, Secretary.
I he pleasant effect and perfect
saieiy wiiq wnicn larties may use
Syrup of Figs under all conditions
makes it their favorite remedy. To
get the true and genuine article,
look for the name of the California
Fig Syrup company, printed near the
bottom of the package. For sale by
all responsible druggisu.
BANNER OF BRYAN.
Democrats Unfurl a Flag
8ATTJBDAT NIGHT DEMONSTRATION.
Hundred ot Citizens parade tbe Promi
nent Arena With 8ad and Torra
Nhoatlng- the CinMof Free Mirer Wkleh
la More Clearly Denned bj- Orator.
Several hundred democrats
marched behind the Bryan banuer
Saturday night. Passing through
the prominent thorjughfares and
presenting one of the niott command
ing spcctacis ever anorued uv a io-
litieal demonstration, the i. recession
halted btfore a temporary platform
oa the northeast corner of Twelfth
street and Seventh avenue, where
the stars and stripes were surg t"
the breeze amid tun cheers of an im
mense assemblage. J he event was
under the auspices of the A!ti;eld
The Altjeld club h.aded bv
Bkuer's brass bund man-hod from
is be&dtiiinrter t Srtid avenue.
r.-ui where bnth oriran'ztions hnd
about thirty fonth Height) ilein i
crais, tiding hrsel-a; k. proceeded to
the scene ot the lli, raising;. The
pioceasion proceeded down Second
avenue to Ninth street south to Third
avenue, then east to Twelfth, on
which it moved south to Seventh
The platform was tastefully be
decked in patriotic colors, while
across the stsect were line of
hicese lanterns. The a-seinblngH
was called to order by Henry Butler,
president of the Altgeld club. Ho in
troduced Char es Buf.ird as chairman
of the evening. Mr. Buf.ird then
introduced E. H. Gnyer. a life-long
republican, who parted with the
party after the adoption cf the bt.
"A great ileal .of bitterness is en
gendered in this campaign,' said
Mr. Guyer, mure than is necessary,
it seems to me. If a man cannot
argue political questions without
losing his temper and becoming
abusive he had better keep quiet.
Our opponents have exhausted the
dictionaries for abusive epithets and
wonts of vindictive abuse. Abuse is
the only thing left to the mau who is
beaten in an argument. It is very
exasperating to be called a fool and a
cranK, a repudiator and a boodkr.
and it i3 a new exoerience for me.
am not advocating the cause of
silver for pleasure. It wouid be
more pleasant to me to hav I be Ap
proval ot my business associates aud
friends than to have their abuse. I
advocate tho cause of silver because
have given it exhaustive study and
know the arguni"nts lire sound and
logical and that tbe cause is j isl and
right. I am convinced that the wel
fare t.f my family, of my friends and
neighbors, yes, even of my oppo
nents, of my state and humanity.
depend upon the correct decision of
Contention l Natural.
It is only natural that there
should be contending elements. We
find division in all nature. In every
hive of bees there are the toilers and
the drones. So in the human hive
there are the drones and tbe pro
ducers Not that I mean to classify
all our opponents as drones. By no
means. In a community like this
there are not a hundred men wuo ax-
drones. All are dephnrients. more
or less, npon tbe toilers and produc
ers for their support. I hve no
abuse for anyone. 1 do not abuo
the republican party. It is a part
with a grand history when led by
such men as Fremont, J.'.neoiu.
(irsnt, ConLIinir and Blaine. Atone
time tbe republican party re-eied
its inspiration from the common peo
ple. Not so now. It IS guided and
controlled bv the drones in tliis
human bive. The motive of the
republican partv is ti b-nelit the
drones at the expense of the pro-
1 ucers. Their; are two forvc eon-
temlii.g with each other in this cam
paign as in every business center.
(Continued on Seventh pa?e )
You Won't Need
At our btore t- steor you
into the bargsins. The
price is not high on one
thing nnd low on another.
It's fair prices all along tbe
line. Honest gods that are
Reliable Food Products
Are always fonnd on onr
hflve". You may depend
upon getting your money's
worth if yon do your trading
Everything st asonable and
the quickest and best cf
Geo. A. McDonald
2301 Fifth Are. I'bone 1196.
Silli ol Sillxs X Silks !
BEST BARGAIN' EVENT OF We have cfloi fit en startling values
in Silks, and will often do so in the future. Bnt the aie nw on is, we hon
estly believe, the bi-st rffer ever triads by ourselves or stiinss elsp.
Up to $3 50 Silks for SSz.
A special and fortnnate purchase
way under market prices enables ns
to offer this week 100 piece of
Ombre, Brocades. Faennn Itrnchp.
black and white Satin Stripes. Kai k
and white Broche Sstin. Brimd-d
tiros Grains. Pomridour OmUc
Stripe, evening h.-e in SaMn
damasse. Rove and Jardiniere (ewt
Silks worth 2. ?..50. : and $3.50
a.yard, heavy quality and very fie.
gant designs. Any Silk in tho lot.
10 pieces 27 -inch Lustrous Satin
'ichs. extra heavy, w-.,rtn t.CH
a vfrd. for 1.
,r piec ft qnslitT b'nek l.n-tre
Sti.n Duchess. er yurl J t '-.
5 pieces iT-inch iilaek Start
ing Taffeta, never less than fl.jJA jier
No more when thi lot is gone.
Choice Silks at the lowest prices ever
known in the history of Silk selling.
Tbe sale is now on.
Having sold o-ir bicvele rp.i'r
shop, we now propose, to clear out
the stock cf wheels on hand, we offer
them at the following prices. You'll
find them in tbe main store frnot:
I Rambler Tamlom
I LrfMlie Vestninter
I Itilies Wesiu:itier. V- ineli.
I Men' K:t:riMer. new
Men h StniHllev. new
I Meri'?0erliini!. new
I litotes' llee. new
I lHiie IN'itnuni. new
I l.iuiieV Oji4iro lilea!. new
I Men m Ka !,!:. new
Men nStoek Wheel, new
tftc4 Second Av-nuft.
m mm e y
if. V:'.i-.S.J,.-'Tf vr't-,,'rut2
THREE OF A KIND
. toaue i4tik before it Is too late.
CENTRAL SHOE STOKE, - 1711 SECOND AVENUK
Headquarters for Footwear at Ixw-sf Frlccs.
Man is a seasonable beiriis:.
fact, we want to reason with
Wouldn't you raiher have yrur collars and
cuffs done in the most approved style, and
made white and clean looking?
Wouldn't you rather have your laundry come
home promptly on the day promised?
Wouldn't you rather hv a laundry do your
work tt at uses the most modern machinery, etc.?
H you do (and we are sure you MUST) drop
us a postal or telephone 1293, and our waf,on3
will call any time desired.
The Rock Island Steam Laundry.
There has leen mid-summer
Blanket sales, advance Blanket sales,
and all sorts cf Blanket V. but
we prop.ii to givd all .ir ut,ituer
the b.-ji'-tit -f a Gcnuire i'urgvn.
Blanket Fale. now when y.u w mat i nc.
110 pvr Cotton Blankets, not the
usual cheap one. but a pood ens, jer
inn pairs Cotton Blankets, heatier
quality, value 7.c per pair, i'-c.
40 puirs extra heavy Cotton Blan
kets at tl.C.V 92'. c.'7!r and 61e,
and worth fully one-half rn:re.
l.0 pairs a-or:ed Imrder 10-4 in
ltaryiiv Wo.ii BlaiiM'is, rog.i ar
2.:t-.' p. i V"r. '
7.r pairs a.) V d Sanitary lirajr
Blauketx. w, rth ti ptT, we will
sell at I.',:.
50 pair California White Wool
Blankets, soft as si'k. tea! value ?G
per pair, f 1.5rt.
l.Ml p-rs Pr. CHarV's WrlicatM
Snnitary Gray Blankets, tbe greatest
values ever r.ff r1 in ture gl.
worth fully -tie-ialf trior", st tier
p-iir. f I SS'snd f.l 17.
Many more spetril lot in white,
grar and fancv colors. nr ir. (7.75,
t;.tl. K..O ". 4.50. 3 02 and 2.I7.
Cloaks. Jackets, Caprs.
Y(-u csniot aff 'rd to tiii swelng
the new catty stiles tu j Let
re receiving eery oay. lo t more
new jaekets retfitcl la'e iurJay
now o.i display.
Tht suit that wan wear to hi
comfortable in. to le tnmy in; a
sensible, well-made, wli habit.
There arc ;rt the 'in'.' farcy Owr
pKids. Isle of Hams. Tw-d.
ll',m?nn, Cheviot , Worsteds
and ether wearable c'.i'h1-. Ma!
on honesty e ery snip of the
sheas and vrr titch of the
r.eed.'e by i v port tailor hands Not
the ordinary tailors, but tl;n..
that hate oro-sed their legs ttpnii
the tables in the bes cutom
tsilor -hops in the Imd.
YOUR TIMK TO SEK.
All happy fer!iiN' tlx y fmve it tif-hnei-Cer
s st'i! nod have been dlt-d w.th Uie
mly e.v. com tort utile and stylixh kIkm that
they hue worn in unoy a day. Here Is
wtiat we sre nfTerimr - Voar clerfeenf any tf
the f.!lowiiii; I'alitit lather hum at
S2.50 Per Pair.
M.' Frereti Pt. '-f liuL Yal Tip.
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" liaL Bei I In Toe.
" - Congress,
TIm ate all Idcti irni.fe sWs vidis-h te
til d at fci to t I We auu4 make rma.
lefore titta can have a nair at ii !Hi.
him nvarding his