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THE ABSUB, WKONFBPAY. MAKCH 2, )88
We are just now passing that stae of the
season when stern old winter gives way to the
gentle spring. There will be cold days yet. but
every hour brings us nearer to June flowers.
You know we promised
A Splendid Array of
In luding the very latest creations in furniture,
and we are as good as our words. It's coming
in and w want to keep you in mind of it. There
may be other stores, but none that will exhibit a
fresher, brighter assortment than ours. Now
don't forget us when you're ready to buy.
Yours For the Best and Most Reasonable
Cor 5;xtecnth Strc;t and Second Avenue
LEADERS in FTJ-RJSriTTJRB
"Tuin Past EvilsloRdvaQlage"
So said the immortal Shakespeare. He meant in
other words to take advantage of your experience.
Most people have in thtir time been duped in some
wav in thr jewelry line. There is one certain way
of guarding against it and that is
BY TRADING AT FOLSOM'S,
He only carries such goods as come from the most
reliable houses and which are rcrognie.d as such by
the jewelry trade. This together with his own ex
pericner makes you all the more certain of being
treated fairly. Don't be fooled but buy of
AltK tha loaders for las 1
n frii fundi Ala.oad "
aat liiRirr Nut Nj.- 4
.' t..-r Taf- A
ud Nat Candy's frn .
Try nrrni'., or Cera-
la are parbrt. aad Uun i
U'linoa r .poora Krtltara J
l-ad team all. 1
Will mraW alt ton. aJ
aar ! b. . -f t; ,P1
t.t it- t tfca ba
to tha taraa cities. Try a
Willi PHlCI If Stilts j
TaUpooae : pi 1J4 4
I BnCk 0fJ
t .... ... 3
la qaiia a moot matter if job
aavae'i saoeey to bnra. It pajt to
ba cerafal to look about and Had tha
boat place avaa in buying ahoaa.
Soma caa akoa dealer wait have bat
tar h r than the others must hare
better prices. He's tha caa too want.
Look aroaad aatil joa Ced him. It
weal do ear barn to start hara.
The Rirgela GiTari.
307 20th 8t Rock If land.
INTO SUDDEN FAME,
What Comes of Beinr
Brother of a Promi
HAIT W0E8 OF L. P. 8IGSBEF.
Porta 1 i.f R iiurterr. KlitMniad
mm4 Hbqiotml to the rlnt Vtm
Ha I lpotd to Wrltli e b Secretary
I War Deartaz Ett j thlr- LrUm
Ti. Ha Camr.
L. P- Sip.bee i the mm nf
commercial traveler, who ordinarily
uiizni come ana go in a city tb size
of Rock I!and without attracting
nnoiual attention. Bui just now it
happena this modet, unassuming
geailemaa pgMSaaM a mmo that is
n everyone's lip). The ccnee-q'lL-DCt
is that the moment he unit
anjone the first qnestion is: Any
relation to Capt. Sigsbee. of the
Maine'' This is the salutation that
meets him at the hotel when he ap
pends his signature to tho register,
it is the greeting that comes from all
to whom he presents himself T'ib
Mr. Sigsbee referred to, who 6igns
hioelf from New York, is at the
Harper. He i. hero in the discharge
f his duties as a drummer. He has
been here before in that capacity.
Yes," I am a relative of Capt.
Sigsbee of the Maine, said the gen
tleman so distinguished, this morn
ing "He is my brother." And then
without waHiog for further 8iig,e
tion, the speaker went oa to saj 1
"flut I have received no conScientisl
advices from my brother as ta what
cadsed the Maine to bio w up. I have
no inide facts. I have not a word
that would interest the public. I do
not know the fecliigj or convictions
of my brother on thu subject. I do
not know what ho thinks."
Wo t.t Carrla- Ureal Ham.
Then Mr. Sigsbee- went on to tell
of the woes that had befallen him
since the Maine disa-tcr: how he had
been pursued hy the ubiquitous re
porter until life had btcjme a bur
den to him; how he had been quoted
and roisquotod. represented and mis
represented, both by reporters who
had bored him and" by reporters he
had never reen. until te felt almost
ennstraited It write to Sccretarv of
War Alger acd a-'sure that gentle
man no: to declare war on the
rongtb of utterarm attributed to
L I. S'gsbee, but :o go right along
at'.onding to his business just es if
there were no newspapers on earth.
Mr. Sigsboe it a gentleman ot
pleasant address and se-ms rather to
eajoy. ucapite the impression he
Ti ates to the contrary, ih ami I
euces he i h-.ving through bea'rine
a name thai has hrcomfl heroic in
tho Amerioan mind and honored in
i-ii AtMui aWaaaam
This ia the dr.y on which, accord
ing to Congressman I'rince, tho war
department waste dl-posc of the re
port of Inspector Hughes on tho W.
aid wage qutstitn, but np to 4
o'c'ock no t dviees had been receivrd
ofiicially at the arsenal, or at The
AMU ' flice from Congressman
Prince or otherwise relative to the
matter. There arc some of the men
wna are inclined to discredit the
forecast or the report, but others ac
cept It a? true. The situation at the
arsenal MH remains unchanged.
Anthony Hill, one of the veteran
atta"hf 3 of the island ahnps where te
hss b?en cmnloyed for 3i' years, has
laid off pending an a'justment ot the
It is report-d that Gen. Pi aglet
will visit the arsenal in the near fu
It has been figured that the total
annual expense of the , Western
Baseball association is 75 200.
Tho executive eorauiltWe cf the
R:ck Island Baseball clu! wishes to
thank all who contributed to the suc
cess of the mask carnival, and espec
ially the merchants who donated
President Hirkey states that he
haj tho schedule about completed.
It will be on the name plan as last
year that is t M league wi.'. an di
vided into cast and west sections and
scrips between them Dubuque,
Rock Island, Ptoria and Cedar Rap
ids wul crmprise tho eastern section,
and D:s Moines, Burlirgtos. St. Jo
seph and Ottumwa the western. A
club starting ont on the circuit will
complete it before returning. This
will make the shortest series 12
games, and the longest 21. The tea
son will begin April 21 and conclude
about Sept. 20. This year laat sea
eon'a program will bi ravened. Tne
cat tarn clubs will pa at home.
Maktac , ..t.
Cecriro Bennett has started t hi
glove flora on Second avenue the
nucleus to what some day mav de
velop into one of Rock Island's larg
est mannfacturing establishments.
As has beea heretcfore stated, ho hu
aa order from a Chicago concern to
iuase up a large consignment of
gloves. If his work proves satisfac
tory and there ia no doubt about
that- and he cm nil the order in a
reasonable length, of time, he will
receive about cce-half of the manu
facturing of the concern as soon as
be has put in the faoUities for hand,
ling it. Mr. Bennett already has
seven machinee running. He haa
put in a 2-horae power electric motor
and the rear portion of hia ttore ia a
busy place. He is daily increasing
bis force, and if matters shaoe them.
elvea, as he believes tbey will, he'
will bi in a poaiUca to give employ, j
meat to a large number of people. j
LIKt A WARRIOR BOLD
Cometh (top:. W J. Baaaoa frr Btpcbimn
In these halcyon days of harvest,
as well as of seedtime in the Union
office when heroes are made in a
night to be forgotten in a day,
when tribute is paid for tribute
given, and in a living panorama
that passes noiselessly bef ore enrap
tured vision, of men who may have
been, but who, above all thing.-,
seek to be, there occa6ioially strides
a striking character. When the
monotonv cf e very dav existence in
the sanctuary is broken by such a
spectacle, it is perhaps well that the
ordinary train of events should be
turned aside loDg enough to permit
of a suitable accompaniment for the
passing incident before It is closed
It is not but just that on ench a mo.
mentous occasion the pages cf his
tory should b? feirched, and that ii
consideration of the event, it oe
etateJ, whence, why and wherefore
Capt. W. J Ransoa canie upon tne
sceLe of action this ruorniug w: h
tho essential wherewithal tucked
securely in his ioside waistcoat
pocket, of course aad the organ
blower was t;iven a respite, whilo
the new tune was prepared. It was
l"ng and we'td when It broke forth.
It was a strain. It would have bceu
better bad it been a refrain. Bui. no
matter. The man is here. Thohour
is coming. The biographical album
has been shaken and thu public stands
breathless and aghast while human
deeds are recounted. Capt. Ran
son is a candidate for the republi
can shrievalty nomination. His ca
reer reads like an open lnok. But
there is an end to it. It is romantic,
but it is real. Here is the begin
ing ot the end to it according to the
Union: "The captain is a typical
soldier, tall arid woll developed, with
a military bearing that no one cau
mistake, even after these many
years. ' The Union goes on further
to icmark that the captain "has lit
tle to say about his candidacy as
yet." When an AX8C1 reporter
called upon Capt. Kinsor. this after
noon he was as cool and composed as
could have been expected under the
circumstances but hu refused to ba
interviewed. He has wired Presi
dent MsXlaiaj the 6ituatiou fully,
and will await iiiB rrply before ven
saiiag an opinion.
SPECIAL MARCH SESSION.
riiisl M.tlug of tha I'r.sent Board or
The hoard of supervisors convened
in special March session at the court
houe at o'clock yesterday after
noon. There will not be another
meeting until after tho t-nrinir town-
ship elections, and cocstquen-.ly thi
is me iH-i iime tnc present board
will be called together.
Tlio nporl of the delegates to the
11th annual convention of sjper
visors. countv commissioner,! unit
county clerkj was read and or-
J a .
ucrta sp. eau upon tne records. Aa
appropriation of f. 2S.25 was ordered,
un motion of Supervisor George, to
di fray tho expanse of printing the
prnctedings of the convention.
Tne committee on county infirm
ary had two reports. Both were?
adopted. The expenditurfls of the
infirmary for the jear were $12.
.' 8 -C: receipts from sale of stock.
870 ;tj;for board, $1," -12 IS; miscel
laneous 1 20 50; making a total of
$1,933 08. which being deducted
from the expenditures. 12 S2H 2fi
leives $10,594-58 Tfcere were 161
inmates Jan. I. Tne price per cap.
ita per week f at board was f 1 3'J.
Uwas suggested that the 1-story
part of the southern extremity of the
patipcr house be raised to two stories.
The boarl and county ollicem
were tendered a complimentary
dinner today by the Woman's Be
lief corps of the G. A. K. in
the dining room of Memorial hall.
When the gue-sts had gathered
about the board, Mrs. S. J. Nor
ris. president of the Belief corps,
made a short address, extending a
hearty welcome to the suparvisor
and county otlieers to partake of the
good things which they had prepared
for them. And it was a roval
feast, too. Chairman W. B. Carey
thantud the ladies in behalf of his
fellow guests, he said ail enjoyed
ar.d relisheu the spread and he was
tne who would never forcet the kind
ness of the laiios of the corps. The
uesis, cr.cn wearing a prettv rose,
lso furnished ov the ladies, marphpd
intoMemorial hail, where they smoked
good cigars pasei around by Mrs.
Norrls. Music wa-s furnlsfapd dwHnw
the dinner hour by l.ufcc Homeawav
and 11. P. Hampton.
At th lt. iVa:
D. F. Krell. secretarv of the board
of civil service fxaminers of the
Ujck Is. and postoflice. 1 as been ofii
cially notiti-jd that the semi annual
examination for fireman and engi
neer at the federal building, origi
nally set for between March 15 and
April H, has been suspended. This
means that prospective candidates
for the vacant positi.n, if they desire
to enter the present j ear, will have to
go either to Chicago or Peoria to be
The postal examination has also
been postponed from Jane 4 to
Th re, wr
Commends itself to the well informed
to do pleasantly and tffectuallv what
was tormerly done in the crudest
manner and disagreeably aa well.
Tn cleanse the system rod break up
1 uidt. headaches ami fevon without
unpleaaaat after effects, use the dc
Ichtful liquid laxative remed.
.-iyrcp of Pigs. Made by California
Fig Syrup company.
Henry Struve Victimized to the
Tune of $75 by a
HAD BEEN TAKING A LITTLE BEST,
Thlr Takes Advantage cf the Twen
tieth Street gtlaonkeeptr ud Ulrica
His Till While Ba I Eoloylos a Brltr
Snoczs-WakM tp Too Late What
Charles Benton Saw.
Business was quiet at his saloon on
Third avenue and Twentieth street,
between 9 aud 10 o'clock last night,
and Henry Struve improved the op
portunity to take a brief snocze.
When he awoke he was shy 75.
The job was done by a smooth
faced fellow, wearing a light-colored,
soft hat, according to tte story of
CnarleB Benton, wbo was the only
man in the house besides the pro
prietor. Benton is employed at Prick &
Kautz's livery stable. He drifted
into the saloon sat down at a table,
picked up a paper aud began to read.
! Being very hard of hearing, the con
versation carried ou between him aud
Mr. Struve was short. The saloou-
kpt-nnr w au (.vortnti-n hv (taaira tn
; sleep, and not many moments had
! passed before be was lving back in a
chair basking in the peacefulness cf
sweet slumber, "re eotiy a man en-
1 tered. iicnton saw him. Ice man
walked to the back part of the room,
j took a general view of the surround
I ings and then sat down and began to
I Benton says that is ail he remem
j hers, as ho, too, fell to sleep. The
' next thing he knew Proprietor Struvo
i was storming about wnnting to know
Iwhat had become of his money.
Fo ice Called In. .
j The police were called in and made
acquainted with the affair. Tho thief
had take a all tho money in sight, 175.
The police have no trace of him or the
stolen coin yet.
Aofnatane Coil ge.
The Endowment Fund sooiety met
with Mr. and Mrs. J. Hasselquistlast
! The Tri-City Luther league enter
tainment at the college Saturday ev
'. oning was well attended. The lec-
ture of Kev. G. H. Gerberding, D. D.f
1 on "The Way of Salvation in the Lu
1 theran Church" was the feature and
: was highly interesting and instruc
; live Tnere was an organ voluntary
i by Prof. A W. Bodfors, scripture
reading by Kov.W. H Blancke, song,
the Svea Male quartet and singing by
; ehe audience. Two more lectures
are announced at the college April
5, Sohonberg Cotta Family," by
'llev. K. F. Bartholomew. I). 1)., and
May 17. "Prayintr and Waking.'' bv
Bar. Bhodes, "l) 1
Fireman Delmar B Smith, cf the
Burlington, has gone back on his ruu
from Sterling to Monmouth after a
week at home Hs friends are very
glad to know be had such a lucky
escape at the time of -.he wreck st
Hillsdale a week ago Saturday, 3
slightly sprained knee being the only
C. A. Goodnow, assistant general
superintendent, and W. W. Collins,
superintendent ot the Racino &
Southwestern division of the Mil
waukee, came to town last night in
the former's private car. No. 93.
Today Mr. Goodnow went to Dav
enport to look over the company'?
property there, and Mr. Collins re
turned to Chicago.
Uolog Down Hill.
People suffering from kidney dis
eases feel a gradual but steady loss of
strongth and vitality. They should
lose no time in trying Foley's Kid
ney cure, a guaranteed preparation,
.-'or sale by T. H. Thomas.
Got any old, out of
date Jewelr)? Why
not wear it? Not in
its present sta'e, but
new. up-to-date Jew
elry. Bring us your old
Jewelry and let us
make it iuto something
Tnat's our business,
and our facilities for
mannfacturing is un
surpassed in this vi
cinity. We make a specialty
of manufacturing spe
cial order J'.-welry, and
we make everything in
the Jowelry line.
If yen have any re
pairirg to Le done
bring it to us and we
will tutn it out like
f REPAIRS JEWiLRY BIGHT.
Tumbled, Soiled and Mussed Muslin
This week we start in to close out quickly all ot the Soiled. Mnatad aad
Tumbled Muslin Underwear. During last week's greatest selling ot
Under Muslins we have ever known, of course many ohoioe pieces
have been cerelessly handled and many garments soiled in display and
trim around windows, doors and on stairway. These will all ba thrown
into lots and closed ont for what they are, slightly soiled, bnt at a big
Although last week we had unquestionably the greatest underwear
sale ever held in this vicinity, onr preparations were also the greatest
we have ever made, thus leaving us with a magnificent stock to select
tram for those not able to come last week. In addition we were able
to secure two other lots of fine underwear, bought under peculiarly
advantageous circumstances, whioh we shall turn out fast to quick
witted buyers, who will be glad to pick up dollars for 50 to 70c. R. -mcmbar
the tossed and mussed goods are on sale until sold out.
Jewelry and Watches.
Our Jewelry department has received some especially desirable
goods during the past few days. Among the many other items, wa
shall mention but one, Men's and Boy's Niokle Case New York
Watches, stem wind and stem set with seoond hands and all eomplete.
Good time keepers. Price for this week ;7c, 97c. No mistake, 97c.
Every Tuesday and Friday morning and each Thursday afternoon
wo give lessons in embroidery and Fancy Needle Work, free.
Friday is our Battenburg day. Every Friday afternoon we give
free lessons in Bat'enburg lace work.
Fresh Arrival of New Goods.
Several car loads received last week and we are getting them into
shape as fast as possible, and preparing for the greatest business wa
have ever known. We invite your continued every day visits, as wa
have something new to show you every day
You may buy a pair of DUTCHESS
WOOL TROUSERS at
$2, $2.50, S3, $3,50 $4 or $5
And wear them two months. For
every suspender button that
comes off, we will pay you 10
oents. If they rip at the waist
band, we will pay you 50 cents.
If they rip in the 'seat or else
where, we will pay you $1 or
give you a new pair.
Best in the World. Try a Pair.
THE BEST GOODS FOR THE LEAST MONEY
i Look at our line, then
804 Second Avenue
CENTRAL SHOE STORE.
First Annual Clearing Sale!
Beginning Monday morning, Feb. 14, am for two
weeks following we will give 20 per cen discount
on all cash sales of
Gas and Electric Light Fixtures.
Imported and domestic gas and electric globes,
portable lamps, decorated shades, and a complete
line of trimmiegs for residence, store or office
Davenport Steam Heating Co,
118 West Third Slrctt, Darasport
you will know that this is a
For beauty and com
fort they have no equal.
Our spring styles are
now daily arriving and
we will soon bs able to
show you the nobbiest
line of spring and sum
mer Footwear ever
brought to this city.
1713 SECOND AVENUK.