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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 7. 1896.
Of our Well-known Wear-resisting
. where the cloth is thoroughly
BOYS SllltS teBted nd absolute strength
DnUA Quite that are strongly sewed and
DUJf OUllb Win not rip.
Rnvc Quite tbat Bre marTel ln fit mn
DUjfO OUIla made by journeymen tailors.
Pvoputhinn MARKED IN PLAIN FIGURES
CVCI jLllIliy at tne iowe8t ol low prices.
Your Money Back for the Asking.
HPavc to trade at the Always Reliable One
ry Price Clothiers,
SIMON & MOSENFELDER'S
Rock Island House Corner.
ARE EAST TO SELECT FROM
THE LARGE ASSORTMENT OF
BEAUTIFUL IMPORTED VASES, BRIC-A-BRAC,
AND THE MANY HANDSOME ARTICLES IN
OUR STOCK. WE CAN SUIT EVERYONE'S
H. D. FOLSOM, Jeweler.
1703 Second Avenue.
We Have Just Received SEW .8HIP.MEJST
Roses, Violets, Folisge,
Birds, High Crown Hats, Felt Fiats.
Dress Hats, Chenille Braids, Glace Taffeta Ribbon
Glace Moire Ribbon, Black Moire Antique, Colored Ljons Velvet
Clein Detlreble Goods 1 Pioporlj Priced! Excellent Valncal
"Ml that glitters is not
Ha Man were to Offer You
A Gold Dollar for 50c
You would be apt to bny it provided yon
knew the man AND THE DOLLAR. Three
fourth of any business transaction consists
ot confidence," baaed on the standing of the
dealer and the known quality of the goods
offered. It is for this reason we take a par
donable pride in calling attention to the
fact that our sole endeavor to sell the very
best Stoves made has naturally resulted in
our increasingly enormous sales of Jewel"
Stoves and Ranges, and this is particularly
gratifying because of the fact that year by
year people have become more thoroughly
educated in stove construction, and today
the purchaser ot stoves is, as a rule, well
versed as to its construction, durability and
economy. Cll and examine our sample
line, representing the "Largest Stove Plant
in the World."
Allen , Mvers & Company
Opposite Harper House.
1821 SIXCZ9 LYl
BOLE OF ROASTER.
A Political Surprise in Rock
THE TJSIOX'8 EXERQETIO SALLY.
Aler Hut Ttwi That the Ha af
aa WrM ara Caaimttta. by ah. Foltt-
i af RapmbUeM Finmln-gtl
i am Vacxpasta Bsatee.
The tranquil slumbers of the Union
having been disturbed by a vision,
and, aroused abruptly from its leth
argy, it presents a sorry spectacle
ot the species somnambulism, and
ever and anon there are heard ejac
ulations of the terror that has been
struck to the soul by the revelation
that has been presented. After
laboring nnder the delusion for years
that the sins of the world reposed on
the shoulders of the democratic
party, the discovery that the repub
lican boss is the fiend incarnate, the
ambassador direct of his satanic
majesty, the evil spirit so described
is not only repudiated, but denounced
by the Sunday morning paper
in terms tnat are as shocking as
thev are vehement. Yea, the curses
that the gods are petitioned to bring
down upon the head of that misera
ble affliction upon society, the repub
lican boss politician, are much more
severe than have ever- escaped its
lips in denunciation of the mortal
enemy of the republican boss, the
democrat, ine public ts pleased to
witness this reformation and new
light, although its commisseration
may be aroused by the exhibi
tion the effect has produced. The
opinion of The Argcs of "the
corner." would be supeiflaous.
were it not that in its irreconcil
able anger the Union accuses it of
having been contaminated by the
iniquity that abounds in "the
musnroon growth tnat sprang from
primaries befouled," and of having
communed with tne evil spirits that
revel therein. Hence it becomes
this paper, in justice to itself, to
solemnly avow upon the strength of
its reputation lor truth ana veracity
of the past, present or future, that it
is not guilty. The information
which was pablUhed ia The Akgus
Saturday night, as to what is now
going on in the city was not gained
from any one source, but was merely
gleaned from the general talk that ir
indulged in about town. It was not in
spired by anybody and none of the
mushroons a'round the corner" had
the slightest intimation ot what was
to b published until it was printed,
or were they in any way directly or
indirectly concerned in the source of
Sa Mark la Es-meratloa.
So much The Argcs feels it is in
duty bound to declare as a means of
exoneration from the diabolical
charge which is lsid at its door. The
plagiarism which the savage editor
now employs in his reference to the
corner machine and to the vacillat
ing disposition of an ex-mayor, botb
ot which characteristics and traiu
were first discovered by The Argus
and both energetically defended
by the Eighteenth street organ, Is
most reprehensible. A reference to
its files of four years ago will
find another song tooted in de
fense ot the disposition which it now
denounces in the ex-municipal execu
tive. So it was when The Arqcs
originally denounced the machine
methods of what yesterday morning
was termed "a weak and puling in
fant." Yet that was a free-for-all shot
that included condemnation of the
ex-mayor, who formerly contrib
ute! so liberally to the columns of
the sheet which now assails him,
one that hits at republican bossism
in general, and quite properly, too,
let it be said. It struck from the
hightest to the lowest, from the high
and mighty apostle on the corner
even onto -little Willie Baker, who
once told the editor of the morning
paper what was what.
Omi rm tr him.
Fred H. Schrotder says an alder
man's seat in the council chamber
has no charm for him. He has
enough of political life so far as this
particular office is concerned. And
he don't even know who the republi
can party is going to put in the
Third ward race next spring; at least
he says he don't. Now that's queer.
It is hardly possible that he is playing
the timid act and is blushingly wait
ing for some of his constituents to
wake the bee up. and just tell him
that the future of the grand old
party in that neck of the island rests
with him. Mr. Schroeder likes to be
jollied. Nothing makes him feel
better than to kind of remUd him
that he is the whole mustard.
Mr. Schroeder represented the
Third ward in the council once upon
a time. He thought be had a cinch
on the jcb and went after it again,
but was relegated to the rear by the
voters of the ward. Bat some men
don't know when they are licked; and
it would not be surprising to see Mr.
Schroeder bobbing around extending
the g ad hand to his Third ward
neighbors anv old day n w. Still he
ins t that he don't want the job.
Hat found that her little ones are Im
proved more by the pleasant Syrup
nf F;r wk.ii in am) of the laittir.
t fleet of a gentle temedy than by
-uj omcr, iiu u. a i i. iuwbv ac
ceptable to tbem. Children enjoy it
and it benefits them. The true
remedy. Syr op of t ig. is manufac
tured bv the California Simp ot Figs
What yon need is something to
cure job. Get Dr. Kay Renovator
THE FURNITURE ARRIVES.
BaiMtee- as Oinim fc a
The furniture tor the new Rock
Island postoffioe building arrived
this morning, and was at once trans
ferred to the new building. There
was a car load in all, the post
ofiice farnisblngs being the first to
be unloaded. The general furniture,
desks, etc., is from R. Mitchell 4c
Co., ot Cincinnati; the chairs, 8S in
number, being of various designs,
from Hayward Bros. Co., of Hay
ward, Mass. ; the racks from the Fen
ton Manufacturing company, of Bal
timore; the clocks, 12 in all. from
the Howard Clock works, of New
York; the wardrobes from the Sex
ton Manufacturing company, of Cin
cinnati. The carpets have not yet
arrived, but are expected in a few
days. The gas fixtures, which are
solid copper and among the hand
somest ornaments attached to the
building, were made from special
design by the Simons Manufacturing
company, of Philadelphia, and are
now in place.
The furniture is beiog put in place
in the various department of the
building today, and it is expected
that the various federal officers will
move in by the miJdie of the week.
It is proposed first to throw the 'en
tire building open to the public.
STORM DRAIN IS CAVING.
IMema Farttwr Iwpt the Twaaty.
The city council has its monthly
meeting tonight. It promises to be
an unusually interesting one. The
report from Mr. Chandler, the expert
who examined the Twenty -fourth
street ttorm drain, ia expected. a is
also the recommendations of the
ewer and finance committees, which
investigated the woik.
Mayor Knox and Aids. Johnson.
Gall, Maocker, Surman, Concannon
and Winter inspected the storm drain
Saturday afternoon. Aid. Concan
non entered a manhole on Ninth av
enue just east of Twenty-fourth
treet and walked into the drain a
short distance. He found that the
ceiling.of the drain for a considera
ble way had begun to cave. Aid.
Johnson tapped the top of the drain
with a pick, he says, and several of
the brick gave way. the cement be
ing too weak to hold them in place.
T. fcatartMa Uaoeeettea.
Members of the Rock Island T. M.
C A. and their lady friends will en
tertain the Davenport association
and ladies tomorrow evening. Sec
retary J. P. Bailey says that Daven
port promises to come over about
two hundred strong. A nice pro
gram has been arranged and will
consist or selections by the Y. M. C.
A. orchestra, singing by the Sym
phony sextette of Augnstana college,
reading by Miss Daisy Campbell, and
a vocal aolo by Miss Dorrance.
There will also be impromptu poeti
cal recitations and a hand ball game
between two teams of the best play
ers from tbe Davenport and Rock
Island associations. It is planned to
make the affair a delightful one, and
to that end Secretary Bailey is urg
ing all members to be oa hand with
their lady friends.
Misses Mary Piatt. Anna Kirkpat
rick, Martha Davidson and Carrie
Mixter and Messrs. Paul Hamilton.
M. E. Sweeney and J. P. Bsilev were
appointed a committee at the'Sstur
day evening meeting with Prof. E.
E. Sparks, of the Chicago university,
to start a movement looking to the
f ormation of a university extension
center in Rock Island. Prof. Sparks,
who came here in the interest of the
university extn-inn. was met at the
First Baptist church bt a number of
hd es and gentlemen. to whom be fully
explalued the objects and benefits of
the work. Prof Sparka was intro
duced by Rev. C. E. Tajler R. G.
Young, superintendent ot schools,
was presid nt of the meeting.
The committee is to have a meet
ing at the Y. M. C. A. tomorrow
Juf. Qtaaa tm Tk. a V tl
Judge J. J. Glenn bas been suffer
ing considerably of late with sciatie
rheumatism, and has made his ar
rangements to begin at once s vaca
tion of a few weeks. He expects to
leave Monmouth tomorrow with
Judge Crlg. of Galesburg. for Hut
Sprints. Ark., where h. sill t.k. .
3 -weeks' course of treatment at the
Dams, judge Orr, of Pittsfield. has
consented to assume his duties ia
this judicial district ia his absence.
The Batt Way ta Cae
Disease is to establish health. Pare,
rich blood means good health. Hood's
Sarsspariila is the one true blood
purifier. It tones ap the whole sys
tem, gives appetite and strength and
causes weaknes, nervousnesa and
pain to disappear. No other medi
cine has such a record of wonderful
cures as Hood's Sarsspariila.
Hood's Pills are the best after-din-aer
pill; assist digestion, prevent
constipation. 25 cents.
l raratfta Sar 1ST.
Clergymen and others entitled to
half fare permits are requested to
file their applications for same at
once in order that permits may be re.
ceived by Jaa. 1, 1897. Blanks eaa
be procured at R. L. P. depot, foot
of Twentieth street One application
oaly is necessary to procure permit
over all liaes ia the Western Faesea
ger association, same as for 1834.
General Ticket Agent.
Babeeribe lor Turn ao.
OLD BOUSE FAILS.
F. C. Hoppe's Tailoring Estate
EE 001TEE8I8 JUDGKEH Eff OOUXT.
Caahiete Leaear raae tl
a Cltya aspanaUy ITm
its Oars as ta Wall-Will
Ohtattaa sa far as risillli.
!Fne merchant tailoring establish,
meat of F. C Hoppe, which has
beea one of the apparently thriving
businesses ot Seoou4 aveaue tor sev
eral years, was placed la the hands
ot the sheriff Saturday evening. Mr.
HodD had cnnfaMi inHtrm.at la th.
county court in favor ot the follow-
dkinner Bros.. tra5:Pntir Sttnn.r.
1715; Ella C Hoppe. &75; F. A.
nopp. aoau; sjnaries u. Carter,
G25; Rock Islakd A sues. 1150.
The total amount of Mr. Hoppe'
confessions is $3,150. He bas other
outstanding obligations, and It Is
his iatention. he ssys, to liquidate
them all just as soon as he can make
arrangements to do so. his desire be
iog tir.t to secure bis frieads. Mr.
Hoppe had beea ia th mtrchant tai
loring business ia Rock Islsad for
the past 10 veers, lie had throe, ph
honest endeavor aad squaie dealing
Worked on a irond tr.1ji .ml a?u
nam be red among the city' solid bus-
im men. Jarre is prooaoiy no
uuBioea id wnica mote credit is
given tbaa ia merchant tailoring, sa
lt Is claimed, aad I hi Mr. Hpps
says is tne caue or nis present na.a.
Cial tnbirriunMt Th. ainno.
market has beea unusually light fur
soma time, aad since bo relief re
sulted from the settle meat cf the
aational eiate.t last maath. Mr.
Hoppe fonnd himself an able to
tungcr lava tne Mae.
Will ra Kvanaa.
Mr. Hoppe's creditors, he says,
in i .it .
win oa an paia as soon as matter
can be ai ill .ted. His alack and .
collected bi.ls more thaa cover his
liabilities, aad as he savs the most
part of his creditor will pay as
wn as mey are ante to, mere win
be plenty to satisfy all claims.
OFFICE TO BE RESTORED.
aa,B)a T. Oaato D'paty lasseaal
afvaeais a iiiisei
A letter received bv Pent Kirsca
today from Hon. Ben T. Cable,
stated that the d-puty internal rev
enue cfSce abolished in Rock Island
some months ago had beea restored,
and that aa order to that effect would
he issned ia a day or two It will be
remembered that wbea the office was
abolished a number of petitions were
forwarded to Mr. Cable, but the de.
partment was too busy to give the
matter tne atteotion until now. Mr.
Cable, however, has not lost stent of
the matter, and he say that Com
missioner tormaa mad the restora
tion one of the nrt do lie to oceepy
hi attention oa assuming hi office.
Rehearsals are being conducted la
Davenport for aa amateur perform
ance of "Haiti Ktrke"in the aear fu
ture. The cast is to include: "Ar
thur Carringford" (Lord Traver).
Capt O. B. M It hem; -Pittacus
Green," W. II Martin; "Aaroa Rod
ney." Capt. A. 11. Rassell; "Daostaa
Kirke," Edmund Stack house; Bar
ney O'Flynn." Vincent Dargen;
Methuselah Miggias." Robert 0
born; "Emily Carringford" (La4v
Travers). Miss Rebecca Berryhl'i;
Mercy Kirke," Miss Anna M .ore:
"Dolly Datton."Miss Bessie Gilmorv;
"Clara." Mrs. G. E Red field and
"Hazel Kitke." Mrs Charles Eugene
Aa a taa A
Judge BIgelow's decision as to who
was entitled to the reward for the
raptoreofthe Orioa bank robbers
was not satisfactory to all parties
concerned. His decisioa w.s to
divide the moeey ia equal portions
among the Taylors ill ofllnrs who
made the capture and Messrs. II ore
aad Murpbj, who ds rlbed the fel
lows that boarded their traia the
morning of the robbery. The Tay
lorville officer want more of the re
ward aad have appeale 1 the case.
Ol Cmb r.ua .
For the Priuceoa Glee club enter
tainment at Da'caport, Dec . the
following ladies from this city are to
ct as patroarsses: Mrs. E H.
Gayer, chairman; Mrs. Jsme Con
nor, Mrs. A. C. Dsrt, Mr. Trier
Robinson. Mr. Ben T. Cable, Mrs.
Hiram Cable. Mrs. Hear Car Us.
Mr. H W. Daslnberr. Mr Jams
M Boford. Mrs. Fraak Muter. Mrs.
T. A. Marphy.
(mm. am su I
Dee. ft Anns M. J. Dow to Miaaie
S. Allen, w 16 lt lot X. block .
Wood' second aid.. Moliae, 1760.
Balda Ds Buyser ts William Trit
tle. part lot 1. Brasher sua dlv.,
11. 17. Jw. $700.
Lewis Coleg ov to Peter Wilder
math. ac set 1ft. 18. 1.
Mm Nettt. Tat
l4f A Rndma.
- J hiMkUi
Ta Car. a tsi la OM BVar.
Take laxative Bromo Qaialae Tab
leu. All druggists refund the atoacy
if it fail ta core- M eatr.
I will replace free ail work that I
L. . M I . 1. .
h w n m ai u r i: v bhhk w
- . i . .
saw ia box Bauaiaciory,
Holi ay Trading
Is now on In real aaraesU We are fuDy
ready with tne svetest lot ot camea. toys,
doUsi and faary tunc rm have evr sera.
Books la endl-t qaaaUtWa, enveloiies and
past is, papaterW. sloe ma. b:oekeci 4reo's
tooks smoker and asantnir. arts, toilet seta.
(kn-e boxes, and the tooasand asaal holiday
In Oar irrutar 4nr mrf. rf. -in
find men's aad woo' ailk awbrelkM,
ym, uurm mnu i n-y aanoRerrniefs, with
lace, embm4l-ry and laltlaw; eul tar, can's,
nark ttrmtinf mt a .- . .
articles ou have asnallr Vnoi with at
unawuu to in jrar, ana samny mided
ttems such as sea have not iesa here before.
Hera we are wpecUlly strooa. Over 10
kinds af ehibfrM. KoOr. -, a
medlaai eort. Books of aU hinds tor dlder
P. a starter mm ttmim ika MSku. n--
Cook Itonk" at Taa, rfular atrl4iao
.a . - . . : -
i"-"" cfcow. owmu oi in tsrr.kr-M
Table," alee cloth biodmc lt. Some of
E. I'. Bee's best books ttte.
aoo -rretty rtetoM I-rlak-r" settas,
paces, heavy board cover, profusely lllus
trslr a nvalwxoe bonk, as a startar 6e.
Books aad y wmod i . awia atsirway.
Oareawly dVparUarot k now at its bast
ruooopoands a day. and aumy srs cat
esar. htaar line, of raadkra but cvpnrUl
ly for as. a4 are jhe b-at artd pmvst stock
lat eaodka can be mim Iruai.
New lines mee's. wmaua'sand cblldrea'
kat aedraar Jt anpacW. botiaia. at
ftxares atoch below the aaaal prloas.
Coats and Capet.
lotof Bed Qot UarpOns la car
We fsaad another ctoakssakoT la
anxloas to exchaaft stack on hand
cash at oar owa B-uret, sa4 foa caa
a poa H that oar aram were staaU
eaoaa-a. Here are the resalis:
Hosvy doable aeasw capes, a'ce'y triar
SM1, tLW wmA ti as. Ualeaa at Sl. alia
Double beaver eaaea, braU aad )at
trlaitnrd a to BS.s valae, out the go Uus
week at .
Diwble btaver rapes with far aad bra' 4
trimming, ap to Pi vaius. this sreek XC7.
Xew double eapas (wtiVrh mm bsvo aot
bad brforr) trimmed with fcsald and craeh4
battntx. with asarUa fur value ft 10,
aow )at ts.
Wewawatoslaekytoadd to that linsof
jackrts at 4 a soaie stew costo wnh t.
The bsarle casts whieh we ere offerlei at
S7 are the baalssaMit we have osea tor
aarwb anar tali t-tco. Toe only aeaf
to sr. them to be a bayec.
We alo gut a lot of eictra heavy nle
math onats sack a we hmvm etmwa at
1S.M. both latya an assail awerl baUona,
tls tut we have beat t s low we csa at-U
tbrta at ItU
Lot ot others equally cheap.
The smatost driers la eboln ribbons ws
bear over bora able to mt to aar trad
A thnossa atorea at rtiutosst Steuk ttbboas
at aws tbaa half prtoa.
Ulbboa bows snade ffa. If yes want ts
see aaibw of rtbboos eoste with the crowd.
1710, 171, 1714. 17M. and 17M Soooad Avsaae.
In argument that b based upon economic I
principles Take the last suit you ordered f
from your tailor, or bought frm yourf
clothirr. and compare it with a Steln-Bloch J
suit Consider the qucstioa of price as j
well as that of qoality. L!nk lowress of
price to hijtbnrss of quality and you hae I
a Stein Bloch suit. In the fabric vou will r
hare exdushreness of
Pattern and Reliability
of make In the cut you will find tbso;
lut1 7 proper fashion. In the make you w Jl
fiod the handiwrk of the very best tailors 9
and all these mrits are put into gar
merit that cost no more than the ordinary t
ready-to-put -on, and less than the tailor's
to-be-waltrd-for production. )
JSOMMERS & I A VELLE i
THIS WEEK ONLY.
Ladies' $2 and $2.50 P. P. Shoeo
We ftlo hare a great maty bargains In warm lined (ood
that we sre now offering.
CKSTBAL CHOI ITOKX, - 1711 SKCOXD AVXVUI
Headquarters for Footaw-ar at Lrnrest Prices
Wo Can't Plcaoo Everyono
Bat we de pleaoe aft j M8( of the people who t
as thalr laaadry ta 4 the aeodf al with. Toa anight
be om who cast gat p'.eased elsewhere. Let as
Our Prcccca h V.z a Secret Or.s.
We oaly Soap. Water. Starch. MescU, Good
Maehlaory aad Br alas. Visit aa whoa yoa alsk.
If for any roasoa yoa left as. 4 oat be ashamod t
oosVe tack agala We are aot proa 4.
Cil-W Coc Lrlcd Clca Itrdry