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Winter goods must go. The most sweeping
price reductions offer a harvest to late buyers
Men's Fine Kersey Overcoats,
worth $10, now $3.62. "
Black Melton' Overcoats, worth
97.50, now $1.50
Warm Chinchilla Overcoats, worth
i, now $2.68.
Patent Beaver Overcoats, worth
$18, now $13.50.
Fine Kersey Overcoats, satin backs,
clay lined, worth $18, now $12.15.
Long Fanti Suits from ?2 50 to
$10. a saving of from $1 to $3 59.
Knee Pants Suits $3.95, were $5.
Reefer Suits $2.95, were $1.
Knee Pants, worth 75c, at 49c.
Boys' all wool Mitts, 5c: Men's all wool Mitts. 7c; lined Leather Mitts
and Gloves, 18c.
The best 25c Men's wool Hose now 18c.
The best 50c lleeced lined Underwear now 38c.
The highest grade 2, $2.25 and $2.50 lTnderweirs now $1.50.
The finest and nicest Neckwear, choice of all, 50c.
Hundre 1 of other Big Bargiins.
Don.t blame us it you get lcfc.
SIMON & MOSENFELDER'S
OuePriCi Clothiers. - Rock Island House Coiner.
Loose and Mounted.
H. D. FOLSOM,
We Have Just Received
Glace Moire Ribbon,
Cleau Desirable Goods!
1709 Bccond Avemic
Special Low Prices on al! Base Burners
Call and inspect our line before buying e'sewhere.
The finest stock and he lowest prices
in the three cities.
Allen, Mvers & Company
Opposite Harper House.
A great line of Business Suits,
$8.50, worth $12.
A tine line of Worsted Suits, were
$12 to $13.50, now 10.
All wool, fancy Cheviot Suits,
cheap at $7 50, now $4.95.
All wool, black and blue Cheviot
Suits, cheap at $7.50, now $1.95.
The genuine Frieze Ulsters, con
sidered cheap at $12.50, now $9 90.
Frieze L isters, the $10 kind, now
Stylish black Melton Clsters, sold
anywhere at $8.50, hire $5 85.
Good Ulsters at $4 50 and $3.68.
Be in time
and Value Guaranteed
1703 Second Avenue.
OF . .
High Crown Hats,
Black Moire Antiiiuc
(Jlace Taffeta Ribbon
, Colored Lyons Velvet
S TO VES
1621 SiC05D lYfi.
JOB IS REJECTED.
Council Disposes of the Storm' Ic w' decided to attai h the bil.s
ntM niat;nn of Aid. Schreiner to the ordinance
Drain Question. . 1 to ailc w all bi'ls to officials now
J contracted f or, with the unders'and-
8ISATI0VALTALEFB0MKB9DTiio? tha the pract'er be prohibited
Sf j. Beard. Iry Make Mm Tlme'j Sna
Stations to the Aldermen With R- f -ei.ee
to the Impror meat of the lev a
IUffll DeaMrca With thr City Aired.
The seats of A1J. Winter and
Schreiner were empty at last nigLi's
session of the city dads.
The rerinrt of 'he joint committee
on the Twenty-fain th street etorni
drain, recommending that the j !) be
not accepted, was read bv the cn;rk.
and on motion of Aid. Nelson was
ordered adopted. The major said
that he bad heretofore nqiested
posiponement of fcftsJka action on
the drain, his object heinjj to hive
S. Mattison, manner of the Port
Byron Lime association, and two of
his employes testify, but that they
had refused to cjme bef re the coun
cil. 'I he mayor called Jsmes Farrell
from the andience and asked him if
he had not seen a waon load of Mil
waukee sacks, which were kfaaght
to the waterworks to be burned. Mr.
Farreil said be did not notice ihe
labels on the sacks, bnt he said a
load had been delivered at the wat-r-works
to be de.-trived.
Aid. Fees .-aid that he w?.s con
vinced that the ippcih'at ions uoverri
ins the storm drain bad bci n disre
garded, and therefore he could see
no other c urse for the city to tur
sne than in refusing to accept the
job. Aid. Maucker said that if the
juestion was forced to a vote he
would certainly placo himself
against the acceptance of the work,
but since the contractors had not
subm'tud the drain for the council's
approval, he believed that there was
no hurry about taking detin.te ac
tion. Aid. Surma 1 said the public was
tiring of disco -ion of the e'.orni
drain. Aid. Gu thought UKewHe.
"The longer we let th s matter go,-'
said Aid. Keaned the more rope
we rue to the ContrecMM and their
representatives to dupe w-.tcesses.
By the time the case comes tip in
court if it goes lb at far the
chances are that half these neoole
will hive skedad .'1 d anyway : for no
worse low down ffing of thieves have
ever been engaged brfore in doing
a contract for trie citv."
Aid. Nelson's motion to afloat the
co.n mi fee's report rejclin tte
storm drain was put acu unanimous
limn fmm A'dn mi.
Two bills from C J. W. Schreiner
for work done tor the City were
submitted for cons.d Tatiou bv Aid.
Foss. chairman of the tin '.nee com
mittee, who taid since the statutes
forbade an official from entering
into contract with the ranr.ieipalitv,
he did not feel like recommending
The mayor said he had done work
in his line and been paid for it by the '
city wbile he was an alderman, MM I
dirt rot detect anything unlawful
unreasonanie ir, allowir.i: Mr. Schrei-1
Work has been done by the
Atigiistann College Bjok Concern for
the city,"' interposed Aid. Dnnlxr,
and it has been paid for. too."
"Well, what of it?'" aked Aid
Foss. "lM not intetested in the Book
concern or Augu-tana ccdlegc. one
' I think there is a little politics nl
the bottom of this, ' replied Aid.
It looks queer to ree toV said
Aid Scrniau. "Bills have !e n al
lowed t city f flicers rl-ht o ig for
years. I d'.n't like to s.y Ifcat th -licance
commi'te is makit'g a po
litical p ay. bur ir a;j i-- .f this i
an i'legni .mo diaj: that it h.iu !
not be allowed to ,o unheeded thi
long." Aid. Johnson faid tha it wa, ille
gal to contract lor Work with acily
1 fli. ial and that 11 c aldi men wonld
so find if they would read up; and
trat 1 hoy were li.tb.e to prosecution.
l"he city attorney brou;!it for'hthe
statutes and ertltd the di-pute cit
ing tbat no fli -er of the c ty is al
lowed to receive payment from the
municipality for contract wort or
"If we are going to start a re
form." said Aid. Maucker, -we hail
better start at tte bottom. The
finance committ-e has been auditing
bills incluiing themselves for
meetings fr which they ate not en
titled to payment. I have been stndv
ing up the statutes, too. and I find that
aldermer- are not entitled to pay for
adjourned meetings. Ltt's cut off
thi.i expense first. Then go on in
other directions " The city attjr
ney bore Aid. Maucker oo.t in re
spect to the injustice ofaldernun
drawing money for a--j urned meet
irgs. A!d. Kennedy said these "small
tchemes were not practiced nntil the
democratic administration of three
years ago took hold." Aid. Ma joker
took exception to the Mfj. wa.-d
representative's insinuation, and re
minded him tbat if he had any mone
tary transactions with the oily it
was no gained on the strength of
his being an r.ffi?il He a!o re
minded Aid. Kennedy that l.e was
entitled to some consideration, and
that he paid as much taxes in one
yesr as the Sixth ward gent.eman
did in ten years.
Aid. Tindall did not ?ee why "onr
citizens, tven though they be
amtiuicn, were cot peruiiiif; 10 Qu
business with the c tv. Wl v." he
continued, "these laws don't allow !
en alderman even to sell enythine to i
It isn t square; I believe
TUESDAY, JANUARY 5. 1897.
and jnstice to everybody.
think that la v ought to ba n-
in tnc itr.are.
La In; in mr:.t.
?.lav ,f. M. Beard ?ley was permit
ted to address tbe ciuncil jam before
a'lj lurnrncnt c-ccerniog Li ricent
trip to Washington in behaif c f tbe
1', 1 k Island harbor, and its attend
ant success. He took occasion to
sUige-t in this connection the
IfallMHt" and dire necessity of the
ewaaeil adopting measures and at
Sates looking towitrd tbe improve
ment of the 1 teat front. Mj lii-ards-ley
said that at the coming session of
congress an app'opriaticn sufficient
to put the harbor at talis point in
first class condition would bo made:
that the rock to b? blasted and re
moved from ihe riv. r between Seven
teenth and Kight enih sir eta. wonld
be a desirable essential to the im
provement of tbe lere and that If
the city would act soon and evince the
proper spirit and a dispo-ition show,
in-: that it wanted conditions het-
j It red in that locality, the strata
j could M obtained graiis. he
j had every reason to believe
frosa the government. Maj. Beti.-ds-
:ey tuen pictu-ed the Rock Inland
levee as it is with its tin rant, ami
bats, rubbish and offal rnd as it
should be -nd gave the :.'d. rmen
a stronu reminder that if thev ex
pected to attract river cunuierce
they most lirst change the appear
ancu of the city's front yard. He
said that some forty years ago Rock
Island was one of the greatest steam
boat points on the river and that it
should be to lay. and would be, if
the business wa accorded the proper
accommodations and e r-couraenu-nt.
The improvement of the harbor is a
starter in the right direction, and
Mtj. Bcardsley irged fiat the city
do its share. Ilu a so mggrftcd that
the railroads be made to do their
City Attorney lines- ItM he did
not see how the city could much
longer carry on its alTiirs if BOOM re
adjustment of the laws of taxaMea
wvre not made. BaS eile l as an Ulat
traticu tbat in ItM th erjuilized
vahit.ti'-.n was a half afllkll more
than.it is now, notwi'i.standmf that
the city's popu'etion ha .n ri-ised,
propertv values have etihanced and
tifty adiitions haie ben platted
NOBLE LODGi- OFFICERS.
Matri Vt u k nan K- x!ai ' -I :c n a Tob
Deputy Grand Master Workman
Robert Rex tale publ.cly installed the
Oaken elect of Noble lodge 1, A. O
U. W., At Workmen halt last even
inc. being assist-d by Brassi I'aat
Wt rkatjM j. L K.eem'an and Grand
Guide W. J. Ran-on A lnrgn cum
ber, including Island City Indue 4.
G'-rmaoia l-tde 6 and l.n.n I lnr!n
1) of H . w-te witness- s of Hie
i m cerem mini, in conn"c-
tion it h
which us rntertaiuni. nt
The vmohonv V in ! .-
a j. ot
lin club played, M . . H r. Monroe
reeittd. unl fiere were addr-:ses b
J Y. R i n 011 and IJVputy Master
Workman K -xdale. tte lati'er g M
into the hi-ttiry of th-t order, ai.d
particularly of'that ol Noble i. tg
A sterei pticon exhibition of tic lit
ual of the order wa- also g' en. Tb
t Dicers ins'alled SM :
Pat Mrt-ter Workman J. W. Her
be i t.
Ma-ter Wotkman (; K Smith.
Foremat- J. c. teeley.
Overseer Charles Ni'ch .'a.
KiDnlir-ier John K. :!.
R-o rler H Jthnst n.
tJuide J. J. I.ucas.
In-lde Watch man Joha Willism.
Ouii e Watchman William Robb
laSjlMt J hn Hntchin. s
Medical Osminers Drs. C
ha-di. v C Carter and C. B
n r:ot K'oetlon.
The Linco!?) Republican c!ul
annual BaeeUec la;t evecinir e
I'res-.ct nt C. J. Searle
Secretary J , hn Riuek.
Treasure'r J jhn J. Ingram.
Strccir.i.at. rms Stephen Moore
Colonel of March'njj Clubs Maj
W. T. Channon.
Vict 1 'resident" Fred BladW. First
ward; Louis E.khart. Jr.. Second:
R. A. Donaldson. Third: S. M. Arndt.
Fourth: W. R Willie, K.ftn: John K
Scott. Sixth: Oloff Atkinaon, Seventh.
J- K. Beamed, C. li. Wiitand W. V.
Hartmann were named a committee
on house rules. 'I tic president was
empowered to -.ppoiat committee,
and mate the cece-sirr arranpe.
men'.s for the club'.- annual b.trouet
Valuta T.i.-:i Rlghlr.
Casey, 111.. Xor. 27. "I valne
Hood's Sar-apanlln and Hood's Pills
very highly. I have ten uirg these
mtdi. ines for the p-.gt tire rears, and
we alway recomnu nd them to 1 ur
friends We ate pleased with the
rainy car pnzzie sent for three trade
marks from Hood's Sarsapariila and
eight cents In stamps. Mrs. G. W.
Hood's Pills become the faro'ite
cathartic wit everv one who tries
To Cera Cole In Oae Day.
Take laxative Bromo (jninloe Tab-
, lets. Ail amjtT'.sta refund the nt ney
1 if it fails to aaww. . s oerta.
Cascarcts stimulate liver
end bowels Never sicken
or crine: Id cent.
POSITION OF PAYNE'
The Foxy Representative and
h:s 010:01: is res MA801.
Will Otva C'arr a ( mp lirt-.ur loir.
II it tba (l .tifo in au STUI C n. niDd
III a- ipuri la tka I -For Hul..t,
A Chicago paper hat accord
Statcman William 1'ayne. of Keck
Island county, of ettpniptinr to ad
rsDce the claims of Clark K Carr. of
Galesburg, for tbe United States
senatorship to be determined npo-1
by the new legislature. 1'ayne. bf a
truth, is in a quandary on the ques
tion of who hould receive bit in
fluence among tbe candidates fur tbe
toga once worn by Logan, a-.d at
present guarded by Senator John M.
t'aimer. When approached on the
subjtctbya cewspsper representa
tive a few days ago. 1'ayne was ret
icent he was painfully so. He
didn't say he didn't want to ttlk
about thia "domed infernal senator
ship." but he la ked it. "Payne is
for wboevtr his coustitnents want."
he sa:d: ttil them that."
"Well, Mr. Payne, but are not
your constituents t r Mason? ' quer
lied the interrogator.
"Yes. I gue s they are so f.tr as I
not, but then perhaps 1 do not
know how ihey are."
How are yi 'i iroing to vote
vour constituents' wishes if too
not familiar with aha', they are'
Uou't aK Pa lie tco much.
tbe infernal blaz-s Payee a ants to
do as his constituents say, and that's
til he has to say."
"As long as yonr ronstitnents ap
pear to be for Mason will, yon rote
Hear ear Ua I For Carr.
"Now theie you to again, consarn
it. Don't you know, dog on it, tbat
this congressional district has a can
didate in the person of Clatk K
Carr, of ((aleabu'g. and that enmm n
courtesy dict.te that be should bar :
at least tfca lirst vo.e of the republi
can representatives if this diatr.o'.."
"Well, then yon mean tj say tbni
yon will give Mr. Carr a complimen
tary ballot and then "
I don't mean to say anything,
consarn it. Is it necesraty Its you
to ask me all these questions? Can't
you say Payne is for wnoerer bia
constituent want? Just say Paruc
is fur his conslituentr." And with
this 'he Zuma statesman abruptlr
. o-id the interview.
Payne, it nay be casually ob
served, wtll roto for Carr 00 tbe
i ;'st ballot, meroly as a compliment,
and tbeiealtcr he wij. be f .r Bill
Mas m. unless tbe Maddeo-Tanoe'r
push "scares tbe daylight oat of
bim. by jiogi. 'wh.-nbeg ttdown to
Charles P. Johnson, of M-iliae.
aged wa aijudg-d ineao- la the
county court this morn iutr by s j ry
c .lorxised -.f r E M. S.tla. J I
1 1-m rg. M. Robin-on G. W. Sasaplr,
s B. H. o iren and W. L. Nicb d-.
I h.- patient was formerly employed
at 1). ere A Co'a shops, bat oa rota
plaint of worn men. who f-at. I riu
.ence at bis bands, owmg to 1.,,
mental derat g meat, which la
thought to ba the result of becnmit.g
. rieat'. he waa discharged, and
taken Ms the cottatr court for trial
for insanity, hut it was represent d
that it was a cae o' peraec .iti n
on tbe part of John son's fellow work
men. and the jury de -tared him iraas
But his condition contnnd to gro
worse and another trial wsi applied
n..- a ..
The case of A. P. Doe ft Co . whole
sale shoe dealers if Davmpori.
McLay it Stofdard, if Krjoo'd.
which has been on trial in lb - cone,
ty cuort before Judge Adam tbe
past week, came to aa end last area
lng. the ju y returnmn a rerl .-t i
IA) fur the defendants. Doe A Co.
s n d M.'l.av & tuddard f r 09'. ac
atnount alleged to have been due ti
a bill of goods. The defendants dhl
not 'piestion tbe bill, hat repre.
en't - tbat tbe quality of the Bt) sj
not in a-cordence with the guar,
antee made by tbe plaintiffs. Mc
Lay A Stoddard aco'diogly entered
a counter claim for 1-"j0, to which
extent tbey alleged to have suffered
as a result of tbe inferior pality of
alf famtlia far Iee7.
Clergymen and others entitled to
half fare p Traits are rt quested to
Hie their applications f jr same at
once in order that permits may be re.
eeixed by Jan. 1, 1897. Blanks can
be procured at R I. A r depot, foot
of 1 went ieth street One application
only is necesary to procure permit
over all lines in the Wrs'ern Passen
ger association, same as for 1X96.
G' ne-ai To s.-t A'.'ent
r Tii.-r. w saawa
In every township three days a' week ;
n iring winter to distribute nple.
collect aamrs of sick people aad
work op trade f'jr their drurgiats
the three great family remedies Dr.
Kay's Renovator. Dr. Kay's Loeg
uslm ncd Kiloey-jra (rood pay to
n.a or woman, bead for booklet
and terms, llr. B. J. .Kaj Modical
companr . Westera office. Omaha.
Ma raw Omm.
Bids for farn sbieg coal for tbe
court bouse beating will be received
by tbe underside I op to Tuesday.
Jn. 12. at 'i o'clock a. m. Fpecffica
tioas mar be bad on icOtrr.
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Some late purchases bought cheap and for sale cheap. We don't mind
telling you our secret. The recent mild weather struck town at the same
lime tai last shipment of Coat arrived, and we have been waiting for a
cold wave nntil our courage is gone. We throw profits 10 the winds. Wa
brirg 'em all down s' airs and place them on sale uear the entrance to our
main store We shall tns them out t - buyer as fsat aa wanted. F.ttre
salts people to try on and fit customers qaiekH but little delay will be -pe
fenced. Over . Gtrtueata in the slaughter. Including all oar Misses',
Chi'dren's atd Ladies' i;srmeats Yon can buy one or a dnr.ee. as yon
like. No favoritism. Come as early in the week as possible. We don't
need to leil y u th.t eatly ctio 'Sirs ;l,c . ; -t plutu.
One lot of Co its bought to sell at
" and fr.. all new. late arrirala; we
open them this week at S.
One lot. 30 Coats in all. same as
we sold early at f-7 :.0. s 50 and
9 60, now they go all at ft
A lot of 40 novelty bouclc. cloth
Coats; we aold tbem early at f9. 10
and $11, now tbey go at j ' for jour
Two lots plain beaver and kersey,
beautiful buttons and trimming,
novelty cut. while we write are fi
and f 12 when you read this you can
take your choice for ?'..
1720, 1773. 1724. 1726,
Our Ffisf Special sale!
We h w determined to rearrange our Store.
To that ci d tome goods mutt go. A ttraight
cut right through our Fall and Winter G tod.
No o d dody but an homut effort to reduce
stccV. A FEW cf the MANY REDUCTIONS:
Men' Heavy t'Uter and il.ete at. fH M) and 40,
Brmodeheg Hale Price
Men's H'avr l ls'ets a.d OrerT.als. i.! 1. ...0.
6 J. 7. HA and Heirndelinc Sale I'r.oe
Men' Ueavr lllstera od OvercaU. 10. 1I.7.S. 1 .'.
If.AO. Is.aA and Ueoiodeliag Kale Trice
Men'- Heavy t i r Oi r oat. lf.. lfi.fn and
1. Hemod. H Sa c I'r e
Men' Hearr t Iste- . 1 u ereoat. 1" hO, 1.7.V 7".
fft aad M .V. rtewawaliag bale me
Men's Heavy Wool Suit.. 4 a . . and C4 i. Bi-
iti'3 I ti Sle I'riee
Men' Heat y All ft (Kil Sett 7 no 5. M and t" . . .,
Bmodeiieg Sale Price
Men's ll aw A'l W-.l . f.o. If. 12 60 aad 11,0.
ICemodellag Sale Price
Men' Heavy A I Wool Suits. 14. I 0. l7.Vi and
1", if' modeling Sale lrtce.
PaiCES AT PLAT I OVtL
iRoj. rroni Av-riit
Solid Serviceable Shoes
CFNTTtaL SHOE STtlRE - 171 HrCOVD AVr.N 'J
lleadiu.1rt-r$ for Fonrw r at Imst Price.
Silverware, Jewelry and
Hundreds of Novelties
An even dngea (I St plain black,
beautiful qual'ty kersey Coats, lined
all thr luge with tine silk eerge.
an nh fI6. go at just halt. f7.&0. A
tine lot (31) long b.oucle. bearer
and cheviot c -at-, carried from last
year; th-v were from 10 to 16, now
take your choice fo- S.h0.
A lot of long Cape and Newmar
j kets. splendid materials, take your
pick for 2, if you take our pick,
! You will find our Gsrmchts. drab,
black, navy and green, all stylea
and shapes m irked down at sharp
; closing prices.
and 1728 f-ec.md Arcane
$ 2 95
For Vo tng Middle-aged and OM at
h- Best Good, at the Lowest Prltc
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