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Tells the story of the magnificent display of
carpets, rugs, etc., at our store. For weeks we
labored to get an assortment that would eclipse
everything in this vicinity, and we now have it
ready for you to inspect. In addition to the im
mense line of floor coverings, we have an array
of pretty and odd pieces in parlor furnitnre that
Admiration of Ail Who Call.
In rich dining room furnishings, too, we lead
them all. In fact our stock from start to finish
is made up of the most appropriate furnishings
that good taste and knowledge of the business
will dictate. You will do well to guard your
own interests by visiting our store and making
Cor. Sixteenth Street
LBADBBS IN FUTISTXTUJE
Is the name of a song that has gained considerable
popularity. It miht be properly addrcsst d by pur-,
chasers of jewelry some times to the merchants who
have abused their confidence by giving them Inferior
articles at prices that should hive brought the buy
ers good values. No one expects something for
nothing, but when a patron pays a fair price he very
naturally expects It's equivalent In value. To buyer
of jewelry there Is one sure way of avoiding these
possibilities and that Is by trading at the old
Folsi's Ally Store.
Will open with a full and choice liaeof all
the latest and newest up to date Millinery
Thursday, April 7, at 2 o'clock p m in the room
at 1709 Second avenue. We have no old bank
rupt stock, tut will show all the newest Chi;
Millinery from Eastern markets
Watch This Space for
Special Easter Prices.
NilMi 11 liaiallaaW, awntaly. taralaUat asadMaa. r l iillawaai
. taapanatorspaaaaldbaaial. ifyaa aal laa bau, rt
k Tkay arc araa at, safe aa aartala ta ratmlV Tka tanta (Dr. tWa) anartaaa.
. aaataaxwaara, ai.ta.
For sale by A. J. iUlta, Druggist,
and Second Avenue
auian samara Oa QTaUad,0. "
Beck Island, IU.
THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Meeting of the Northern Illinois
Teachers Association at
AFTJMBER PfiOJI HERE TO ATTEND.
Board Bacommeada Tost All Go Woo Caa
Coa.Taatoo.Uy Iia go-Ooalraot for tba
Heating and Ventilating Plant fur the
BtmodfUd Building Lt to Allan. Ityara
Co. Sopt. Young's Mont til Btpcrt.
A resolution was adoDted at last
evening's monthly meeting of the
board 0! education recommending
mat me leacners of the Bock Inland
public schools attend all educational
gatherings that they can convenient
ly . - . . .
ij, iuu punning oat mat tne annual
meeting of the Northern Illinois
Teacher' association would ba held
at Kockford, 111, Friday and Sat
urday, April 29 and SO, and all in
structors from here be nrivileced to
attend, providing they can do ao
wiinoui inienerence with tfceir duties.
It is understood anile a delegation
will go to Rockford from here.
.ine contract for furnishing the
heatine and ventilating blant for the
remodeled High school was awarded
to Allen, Myers & Co., representing
mo ounaio rorge company, of Buf
falo. N. J., for 6.397. The hoard
decided on a combination of direct
and indirect heating with the fan
There wore three bids on the High
school heating plant as 'follows:
Davis ComDanv. 7.500 rUvpnmrt
Steam Heating company. 16,8 75;
auen, Myers at uo., f ti,3'J7.
Supt. B. G. Young submitted his
monthly report, in which he says:
"Daring the month the high reoord
of attendance and punctuality hs
been fully maintained; in fact there
has been a slight improvement in
both, notwithstanding the fact that
the average daily attendance has
been increased from 2.793 to 2,835.
Since the spring vacation there has
been an enrollment of new pnpils ag
gregating 137, nearly all of whom
have entered the first trades of the
sohools. These additions have made
tne attendance in those denartmenta
very large, necessitating in several
cases the shifting of pupils from one
t . . .1 I .
iuuu ku nuumer, ana in one case,
where this was not nracticable.
making it necessary to give the
regular teacher an assistant. The
matter was presented to the com
mittee on teachers and government
ui ouuuuts, ana alter due considera
tion MiSS Blandinc WM annr.int.Ail as
assistant to Miss Freeman in the
Hawthorne school, where she has
been for oje week doing efficient
service, ino county teachers' Insti
tute was held durlnsr the week of
March 21-25. The attendance of the
city teachers was very general and
the work of the institute was helnful
and inspiring. It is my opinion that
ins general interest oi tne schools
wouia De oetter served if the insti
tute and the spring vacation were
arranged to come durin? Easier
week. This would make it possible
for teachers and nunila to attend the
Lenten services without conflicting
wun tne school attendance."
The board allowed the following
West Disinfecting company f 47.25
R. V. Benson s..!
Hlake Si Murphy 31. to
J. Kamser Son j oo
Central Union Telephone company 30.:S
Western I'ublisuintf house so
Henry Dart's Sons i ;o
KCX'K IslATO Akuis 3.H0
unvis company j j 35
urauier, ltieuer s (Jo 17 1
A. C. McClllM? A- C.n tut
Hartz& Hahnsen S4 07
IT. S. Furniturf ffflmnanr
v. nuuinson 12 11
People's Power company..
G. R. Housel
Watson C. Blanchard was ad
judged insane in the count? court
this morning by a jury composed of
ur. w. ai. ratton, j. k. Flem-
log, w. L. Nichols, Lee Shan
non, George V. Henry and G.
W. Sample. Judge Adams or
dered the patient committed to the
county mhrmary. Blanchard is 45
years old. He is a deaf mute, and la
not known to have any relatives in
this section. His insanity is attrib
utable in a large degree to an acci
dent which he had years ago.
The Coming Woman
Who goes to the dob while her hus
band tends the baby, as well as the
good old-fashioned woman who looks
after her home, will both at times
get run down in health. They will
do troubled witn loss 01 appetite.
headaches, sleeplessness, fainting or
dizsy spells. The most wonderful
remedy for these women ij Electric
B-tiers. Thousands of sufferers
from lame back and weak kidneys
rise up and call it blessed. It is the
medicine for women. Female com
plaints and cervous troubles c! all
kinds are soon relieved by the use of
2 lectrlo Bitters. Delicate women
should keep this remedy on hand to
ouild up the system. Only 50 cents
per Dottie. tor sale by uartz & UI
Hava Toa Bad tba Grip?
If vou have, you probably need a
reliable medicine tike Foley's Honey
and Tar to heal your lungs end stop
me racung cougn inciueniai to tnis
disease, tor sale by T. H. Thomas.
Kidney diseases are the most fatal
of all diseases. Foley's Kidney Cure
a guaranteed remeay or monev re
landed, T. H. Thomas tells it.
WEDNESDAY. APBIL 13. 1898.
MORE GUNS ARESHIPPEDi
lait.amaata af War 8t Soot From Back
Id ad Artenal.
The manufacture of war material,
gem carriages, limbers and caissons
in particular, is baing pashed as rap
iaiy as possible at Bjck island arse
nal, which is turning out its share of
the instrnmenta which are to play an
important and effective part in de
fending Uncle Sam in the event of
hostilities with the Spaniards. To
day four siege carriages and 10 field
carriages were shipped from the ar
senal ta me loutbern ccast.
Capt. Blunt is dailr making addi
tions to the force at the arsenaL
Baaatlflnc Work Kngarad In b Capt.
. Bloat at tba Arataai.
Capt. Blunt is beautifjing the gen
eral appearances of Kock Island arse
nal as far as tne park and pleasure
features are concerned. All the
fencea are being repainted, while a
large force of men has been engaged
ttwre in clearing up fallen trees,
under brush, dead logs, etc., and
grubbing stumps, and filling the
holes whence they were taken. In
addition to this work in the timber
there has been considerable clearing
of the ground in places where it is
clear of trees bat badly grown up
wun weeas. notably immediately
east of the shops, - where the stone-
yard was formerly located. The
scrap rock has been taken away, the
ground raked clear, the rubbish
burned and some dead tteeshave
been removed. The wildwood end
of the island, lying between the
shops and the city of Bock Island, is
sua tangled and untrammeled by
art. save as a few stumps have been
taken out, and some leaning and
laiien aeaa trees removed, and it is
to be left that way, as is proper.
The moro open woods, on the high
ground east of the shops and along
the northern aide or the Island, is
being cleared up.
The remains of Joseph Sexton,
who died in Milwaukee Saturday of
consumption, aged so, were interred
a. Cordova j enter a ay.
Mrs. Kiacaid, wife of Frank Kin
caid, the railway postal clerk, who
runs cn the Bock Island road between
West Liberty and Chicago, died at
ner borne in west Liberty of coneump
tion yeiterday. She was a atep-sis
ter of Henry Meyer, cf this city.
Carl C. Winter, who established
the Kock Island Volks-Zeitung, died
recently at a sanitarium in Kenley,
Sarrey, England. Mr. Winter was
a native of Heidelberg. Germany,
and was born there in 1841. He re
Bided in Kock Island from 1875 to
1882. when he sold the Volks Zeitung
to i. L.eca&er.
Nw Trial Akad.
Hon. William MiEairy returned
today from Sprtrgtield, where be has
been on a business mission since last
Monday, acd immediately filed a mo
tion in me couniv court ior a new
trial of the Magpie Alexander va
Phil Bishop oase. which was decided
for the defendant by the jury. Mr.
Aicf.mry contends that ihe verdict
of the jury is contrary to the law
ana eviaence, out does not take ex
ception to the court's instructions.
The concert given at Grace Luth
eran church last evening was at
tended oy a large and appreciative
auaiense, ana was a success In every
way. From the entertainment and
refreshments served after the pro'
gram 1 10 was e'eared. Those who
participated la the exercises were
Mrs. J. L. Murphy, Prof. Zedeler
and his quintet, the ladles' doable
quartet oi tne college, Mrs. Penrose,
oiiss iMugherty and fihfs Stephens
Tae Oth.r McCuktlo.
It was Harrv M. McCakrin instead
of Candidate George who had the hot
words with Maj. J. M- Beardsley at
uli:u me oiur nignt. ueorge was
over at Coal Valley poking as "Our
representative, ana Hurry was in
Milan, now the two boys became sep-
ratea current nisiory aces net relate,
but at all events the major, taking
narry ior m orotner, invited him to
spear. Harry declined, as it was
not his meeting. Then Harry says
the major became ao abusive of him
that ne ieu constrained to order b is
arrest. As for George, he is still
looking for a chance to get the
major up a tree.
Road It ao a.
Preparations for a big read race to
be pulled off about Jane 20 are
way. John Hyn;s, II. B Simmon
TT Bar I i . . .
iuu xi. iu. iMcvsaBKna are im pro-
A a ' . m . ' -
moters. a long list oi prizes, in
eluding a bicvcle. is to he nffnrArf
The conrse will bo from Fourth
nuo and Nineteenth street to Sear
John Bitord Poat, Attaatloa.
All members of Bufori post 243.
G. A. R , are requested to meet at
memorial kail at l o clock p. m. Fri
day, April 15. to attend the funeral
oi our late comrade, Frank Eckhart.
Andrew Bladkl, Commander.
William A. Noreis, Adjutant. .
Notice is hereby given that the
firm of Sievers & Anderson has been
dissolved by mntual consent. Mr.
Atderson will continue the business
and collect all accounts due the firm,
and pay all bills contracted by the
Eo k Island, April 8, 1898.
Nursery stock for sale. Fmit. nr.
namantal trees an 1 flows: m. Corner
of Third avenue an! Kihua h street.
THE CITY'S NAMESAKE
The Rock island Steamboat
GAP!. STOiT OF AIT All.
T all! of the Kcat aad of tha Hanor Taat
Bat Baaa Baatowad Tpoa Ca ta tka rar
Watt aad of Kara ta Coma la Oarrjb (
lata tha Saw Coaatr Oat Maalolpal Tt
tla Otncr laUraattoE Hawa,
The Augis this morning receive!
the following entertaining letter from
Capt-W. C Knaack, at Seattle, gif ing
the details of a most Interesting
event in the launching of the steam
boat Kock Island and the dream-
Etances attending the same:
beattle, Wash., April 8 Wednes
day morning at 4 o'clock, at high
tide, tne Kock island sua into the
waters of Paget Sound. The launch
ing was a complete success, without
a hitch or the least accident. There
ere no epectators at that early
honr, and abe was christened the
Kock Island without much ceremony,
in honor of our prosperous city. We
are doing ourselves proud by having
launched the first boat built in Seal
tie for the Yukon river. Oar seoond,
or our prospecting boat, ia welluoxk-r
vhj. she wnl be christened the Bock
Island No. 2. We expect to leave
here for St. Michael the 10th of May
and have chartered a tugboat
for that purpose. The tug h-s
recently arrived from th Atlantic
coast, and is without question the
finest seagoing craft of that kind on
the Pacific coast, and I made special
en on to secure same ior our expe
dition, lodayl was informed by her
captain that Uncle Sam wants to buy
her ana use ner ior patrol and dis
patch boat. The wires have been
kept hot all day between here and the
Atlantic coast, where the owners of
the tug reside. I cannot tell what
the outcome will be.
Encouraging alaakaa Raparla.
Regarding Alaska I will say that
reports keep on coming in encour
agingly. We have engeged a Yukcn
guide, who cornea down the river to
meet us and guide us op for the first
time. It is our aim to be one of the
Erst boats to reach Dawson City.
We saw some time ago in The Abovs,
which is a welcome visitor at our
camp, that it was supposed Dr.
nierryman spent the winter in Seat
tle. Such is not the case. Mrs.
Merryman arrived here the other
day and had several lettera from the
doctor, who was at Circle City at the
time of writing, which was in No
vember. The lettera did cot reai h
here till the latter part of March,
the fact being that the mail had
to come out over the pass. He de.
scribes tne country as being all right;
the only objection be had at the lime
that work was too short. He states
theie is no doubt about there being
lota of gold in the eonntry, and by
being determined and staying a
couple oi years, a person could make
a lortune an right. He writes he 1
bale and hearty, end expects to go to
Dawson city some time thia winter;
ao very likely ia there by thia time.
The rush into Alaska over the pass
has let up to a certain extent. It
seems that everybody ia now waiting
ior tne opening oi tne xukon river.
Yours truly, William Knaack
A Raa Down Candltloa.
"I have taken Hood's Sarsaparilla
for that tired feeline and a cnnornl
run dewn condition of the system. I
stemea to oe urea an tha t ma
Hoed's Sarsanarilla pave mn relinf
and has proved a rreat rnpdio.ina tn
purify the blood and build np the
. . . t' L T. T 1 1 . . .
Biieu(;iu. oarau r. leaa, Virginia
Hood's pills are the only pills to
t 1 n ...
taice wun nooa a sarsaprilia. Cure
ail liver ills.
EAMSER'S JEWELRY IS COOD.
TtVER have any dia
JlX monds mounted
at our store? If you
did you received noth
ing but the bct work
workmanship and per
fect work only. Of
coarse some people
think it no trick to
mount diamonds. May
be not, but you will
find that it la only one
out of every ten jew
elers who can set one
correctly. It's a science,
a trade by itself. At
our store diamonds are
mounted rorrectly by
an expert, who h&a
made it a specialty.
New Mountings? Lots
of 'em ; beside we make
them onrtelvei and caa
eat yoa perfectly.
BAMSEH'S JEWERV IS GOOD.
TilK BIG BILLS, which we are diatrOmtiaf of our greatest of Spring Openings, yo
1 will nod all over town and la every house, it will pay you to read awry word of
ViU, our specicl address to the baying puUlc, Should roa mU getting a eopy, call at
send to our atora for one. This wlJ be found to be the most attractive general ope
in: throughout onr entire store we have ever presented to tba people. Twenty de rati
yevs of inocessf al mcrckandliog b a record we point to. The opening of oar "Aa
Dexn on Eighteenth street. No. 209, has been a marked soooei, and below amtlna
some of the attraction which we offer In Uilt department. Carpets are a great feature
Extraordinary Kid Glove Sale.
S3 doxen ladies' 2-clasp Kid Glove,
all the most desirable eclors,
value $1, thia sale, per
19 dozen beautiful Dew spring shades
iu ladies' fine Grenoble Kid Gloves,
never lesa than $1.25 per
At 1 1 we ahow a most perfect selec
tion of 6-hook and 2-clasp Kid
Gloves; perfect fit and quality are
found in this Glove. All the new
thing in fanoy atitchinga and col
orings on display now, perfect
beauties, too, at, per pair,
175, 1.50 1.39
Some forcible values: Children1!
black ribbed, cotton Hose, values
15c to 25o, according to size,
at, all sitci 10c
Ltdiea' fast black Hose, lto kind,
at three pair for 25.
Laces and Embroideries.
600 yards fancy cotton Laces, short
lengths, per piece 19c.
S.ono rircU Knjbrolderlei dlrliled into three
loll M tollowa:
L.tl 6 and o Caibtlo Kmbrulalerlea, t'i
and 2o a yard.
Lot 2 im and tSe One Edglngi at-d Skirt
r iouncinira. i.' ,e a vara.
Loll U"4 and l&o line Edtrinn acd Skirt
Ftouneiom. per yard only Ms.
Is aa axiom well illustrated by our rapid
ly increasing sales of the
Steln - Bloch Clothes.
Because of their merit we number among
our customers scores cf men today who
last year had their clothes made to
measure. These wholesale tailored gar
ments are more satisfactory than the
mads-to-measure clothes they bought of
the merchant tailors, and they only cost
about half as much, and in their purchase
all the fussiness and time spent in a mul
titude of try-ons and alterations are
1804 Second Aveuue.
The Peoria Stoves and Ranges
If you are !n need of a Steve or Rarge It will pay
you to get the best. All tnat use the Peoria Stoves
praise thra very highly, acd there are thousand! In
use. Try one and you will be convinced. Every
Stove and Range Is warranted. Give us m call and
we will save you money. We ako handle a complete
line of Blue Flame Oil and Gasoline Stoves. A
goods warranted. Bet Goods. Lo arc st Prices.
SUMMERS & CO. 3lTWi
It it not oar intention to annex"
either Cuba or Spain, neither caa
they object to oar annex" maklnf
prices to fully satisfy America.
Axminster carpet, usually fold at
f 1.15 and f 1.25, onr opening
BruiteUs carpet, regular prion CO to
65 cents, onr price here at
this time 408
All-wool ingrains, regular 65 a0t.
cent, we ahow this week at 4310
Cotton mixed carpet, others
ask 25c oar prioe this time. 15a0
Great Smyrna rags, S6x72, usually
IS 50 thia week if they . '
Big Irish Brnsselline rugs S)
xGO, worth 1, onr price.. 5oC
Brusselline rngs 27x54 inches, regu
lar 75 oent quality, prices
during this eale 338
Floor oil-cloth, god quality,
others sell it at 25 cents ... . 1 6,1
1,009 matting matt, 18 inches
tquare, finished nicely, many
A new stock of Fibre Carpets and
Bags jnst received.
A carload of new China and Japaa
Straw Mattings to be unloaded April
11 at prices below value. Coins and
see them while the assortment Is big.