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THE ABGUS, WEDNESDAY", MAY 11, 1897.
To Her Colors
The Array and Navy Forever,
That's what every loyal heart gives voice to
these days. In the midst of war though, the
home is always sacred. It may need refurnish
ing, and when it dees, our store presents the
best possible assortment for your inspection.
Our stock of Carpets has never been excelled,
but this year particularly we boast of an array
that cannot be duplicated nearer than Chicago.
THAT NEW REFRIGERATOR
We have spoken of before merits your attention,
It's a money saver to you, and you should by all
means see it. Come and let us show it to you.
Among our hundreds of odd pieces of furniture
and that in sets you can no doubt find many
things that will suit you in price and add com
fort and beauty to your home. Don't delay
longer, but come now while the stock presents
such an assortment.
Cor. Sixteenth Street
LEADERS IN FTJSTITIJRE
112-114 West Seventeenth 8treet,
IS THE AIM AND OBJECT OF THE
Hock Island Steam Laumlrj
Now located in their own new building at 1814 Third Avenue.
Drop a postal or telephone the wagon will call.
, FREE ADVICE lv our PhyMHsn n.l a FREE SAMPLE
of our lucliiiiir mi. I a.. ,.ai;e I rr I took treatlncall iltM-a. w7tli "client
nvlir ari' nmr of the rraxm. why you rtKuM rite us.
Dr. Kay's Renovator
I lire, the trr) wrt r,.f Ov-pen-ia. I ..n-linalloii, H.a.!alie. I.iver and
h ,li..-T .llwaw rn. lor ,.n f . it. We tiuarantee It. W rue u. aU.ut
all .1 v..ur ntnut.ni.. Hr. Kat'a Kcnmator .old by UroKKi,t., r ,nt
by mall tn rnrl,.t of rie. S. cent and I.IN. K
Adrfnm Or. B. J. KAY MEDICAL CO.. (WntemQScaT Omaha, Neb.
v 4 "' 1
For tale bj A. J. fieiit, Drnggiit,
Three Cheers for the
Red, White and Blue!
and Second Avenue
Nothing is productive of mora
prescriptions nothing is better fit
ted to fill the human system with
poison, than a leaking gas jet No
poison is quite so poisonous as illum
inating gas. Quito frequently the
pipe needs only a little tinkering to
stop the leak, but that tinkering
should be done by one who thor
oughly understands his business
We think we thoroughly under
stand onr business, and should be
pleased to do anything for you in the
plumbing line, at any time.
ON SOILED LINEN
Mi aaaat raltabi. aev.h'. r-!iti! ajadieta. On! harmlaaa aSkl
paraat izup ai b tax. If yaa vaat tk tw m
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Book IiUad, I1L
Secretary of War to be Asked to
Give Rock Island Officer
COMPLIMENT OF TEI-CITY FRIENDS.
Dealre Is to Have Him Appointed an
Officer of Volunteers In Recognition
of His Kfficienry-retition to That
Effect is Being Generally Signed by
In token of their atmreciation of
worth and efficiency, the citizens of
the tri-cities are signing a petition to
Secretary of ar Alger, asking that
he assign Col. W. R. King, in charge
of the engineer corps at Kock Island,
to lield dutv id the regular armv.
making him an officer of volunteers.
The honor is one that Col. King, lie-
in"; a thorough military man both by
training anu experience, would ap
preciate. An Ai.wrs reporter, wiio
culled at Col.- 'King's home at
the head of Eighteenth street.
where lie has been
confined to his lied for three weeks bv
uiness. was iniornieu ny me popular
oiiiccr s oauginer. .urs. L.ieiu. uaru-
ing. that her father had been apprised
oi the movement in his iiehait. and lie
felt very proud ami happv over
the efforts being made. and
would certainly be much gratified of
an opportunity for active lield service
again if able to assume it. Col. King
has been quite ill. but is much lietter
today, ami is recovering rapidly.
A letter has lecii prepared addressed
to the secretary of war calling atten
tion to his education and ability as an
executive officer, and a man who in
every way is deserving of every con
fidence reposed in him. This letter is
lieing generally signed by all of the
influential men of theeoinmnnity who
are acquainted with his work "since
he has been in this locality.
Col. King'H Kecorri.
Col. King apart from his high rank
in the engineer corps of the regular
army, has seen service, lieing on (Jen.
Butler's staff in the civil war.
Col. W. R. King ranks as lieutenant
colonel in the regular army, but has
for years lieen detailed on engineering
work. He was given charge of the
improvement of the upper Mississippi
river upon the promotion of Col.
Mackenzie to the Msition of assistant
chief engineer. During his stay here
he has demonstrated that he is a man
of great executive ability anil is thor
oughly a military man as well as an
COMPANY A CEASES TO BE.
Kock Inland Hoys Mastered Into the I'nlted
States Service This Afternoon.
The following telegram was re
ceived this afternoon:
Springfield. 111.. May 11. Ruck
island ahgi s: l ompanvA was en
listed into the United States ser
at 2:10 i. m.
Hkmf.nwav ami Rosev.
Myron Jordan, a memlier of Com
pany F, telegraphed his paper, the
Moline Republican-Journal, this after
noon that the 1st and (ith regiments
had received orders to leave for
Mobile next Saturday; that thev will
form part of the army which " is to
invade Cuba. The Rock Island lniys
belong to the 6th.
The village trustees of Coal Vallev
last night seated S. L. Stafford, the
democratic candidate, as president of
their ImmIv. The judges in the recent
election declared Robert Patterson,
the republican, elected by 21 major
ity, refusing to count for Stafford
ballots with Stafford stickers pasted
over the name of Patterson. Mr.
Stafford contested the election, and
last evening the trustees, on a re
count of the votes, declared Mr. Staf
ford elected by a majority of 12.
The trustees held that the ballots
with Stafford stickers were regular.
Hon. William McEniry appeared as
attorney for Mr. Stafford.
A Pertinent Query.
The little boy was with hi9 mother
at a theater in Louisville. The play
was "Jim, the Penman," and was the
aoene Where Jim displays 65 100 bank
notes. The little boy was Tery inquisi
tive, and while be heard Mr. Eagle
speaking of the pound notes he asked his
mother how mncb money a pound was.
When he was told tha,t it was about
$5 in American money, he sat silent
and thonghtfol for awhile. Then he
said, "Sixty-five thousand pounds
would be quite a big fortune for a man
to have, wouldn't it, mamma?"
Answered in the affirmative, he
thought for awhile. Then be asked.
"Mamma, if Mr. Eagle bas so mncb
money why does be work so hard at
this theater when be eonld be having a
bully good time spending those bank
notes?' 'Louisville Commercial.
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t'OI.. W. K. KINO.
JAMES MCDONALD'S DEMISE.
Pausing Away of a Bock Island County
Pioneer 4 ingles.
James B. McDonald, one of the
pioneer residents of Kock Island coun
ty, died at his home in Rural town
ship at 2:30 this morning of paralysis,
from which he had lieen suffering for
three weeks. Mr. McDonald was a
native of Indiana, where he was born
78 vears ago. In 1S50 he came to
Rural, where he lived until the time
of his demise, being a successful
farmer. He enjoyed the acquaintance
and respect of a wide circle. Feb. 14
last. Mr. McDonald and his venerable
wife celebrated their golden wedding
anniversary. He leaves besides his
wife five children: J. X., F. M., L. M
and J. S. McDonald, and Miss Etta
McEonald. The funeral will be
held from the house Friday morn
ing at "J o clock, with interment at
At t:iu last evening at his home in
South Rock Island occurred the death
of Andrew A. Gingles. after a short
illness from pneumonia. Mr. (Jingles
was well known, having resided in
Rock Island county for 85 vears. He
was a carpenter nv trade. Me was
born at Danville. Pa., Feb., 11. 1812.
With his wife he leaves two sons and
four daughters: Monroe and Loran
(Jingles. Mrs. Elnora (Jon. Mrs. Will
lam Hill, Mrs. Andrew Johnson and
Mrs. George Eckhert. Funeral ser
vices will lie held at the family resi
dence tomorrow afternoon at :
ROBINSON DIVORCE CASE.
On Trial He fore a Jury in the Circuit
Ihejimpanelling of a jury to try
the Robinson divorce case was liegun
in the circuit court this morning lie
fore Judge (Jest. Two bills will Ik?
introduced in the proceedings, the one
of imam 11. Komnson. the husband
which was hied lirst. in which he
charges his wife with infidelity, nam
ing Jerry Sykes as co-respondent ; and
that ot i:orneiiaii. Kolnnson. the wife,
' in which she alleges cruelty.
i sides win introduce evidence in sui
pon oi ineir allegations, and some
j spicey testimony may lie exjected,
ood iV reek apjear for Robinson
and J. B. Oakleaf for Mrs. Robinson
f The jury iu the case of A. Roth
schild vs. B. J. (iradv returned it
verdict this morning, rinding for the
plaintiff and assessing the damages at
A verdict for the defendant was re
turned this morning in the case of
Justice Merryman. of Moliue, vs. the
Sylvan Steel company.
The Chicago. Milwaukee & St. Taul
' railway has gotten out a neat little
book entitled "The Pioneer Limited,
devoted to the route of the fast train
. between Chicago and Minneapolis
i which go into service May '2J. The
trains are bra ml new and constructed
by the Barney & Smith Car Co.. espe
cially for this run. I he actual cost
oi tne -t-ioneer limited trains was
i i . c. iMisus. general passenger
agent ot tne liurlington. nas arranged
that ins company may tlo its part
toward giving the newspaiior frater
nit v an opixirt unity to visit the
.Trans-Mississippi exposition at Oina.
ha in advance of the rush, ami to that
end has offered t furnish free trans
portation to the press during the pres
ent monin. ine lsurnngton lias two
reasons for this evidence of lilienilitv
one iM-ing its desire to extend a eour
tesy to its ncwspaiier friends, and the
other its interest in the success of th
exposition, whose beauties its desires
, to see exploited.
L-ncie lorn si aiuii never grow
old. there runs through it a vein of
pathos jK'Ciiliaily touching and sweet
J Like the kiss of a child, it conquer)
J by the very innocence of its breath
i in ine cnaracier oi j-.va it is murine
Who docs not cherish in memory some
sweet angelic child, who seemed to
touch this earth only as a transient
visitor, who passed "away with the
dew of childhood's morning, toogood
too pure tor us.J Was there ever
child like Eva? Yes. but ner name i
written dki gravestones. This good
out play is unique because it is the
only one that portrays that character.
The scenery is excellent. In the
river scene one sees tin; floating cakes
of ice slowly moving down the stream
The plantation scene depicts a tvi
southern home with its cotton fields
its mansions and its log cabins. Th
last scene in this picturesque dram
has terhaps taxed the skilled painter
and mechanic more than anr other
sectaclc that the stage can boast
is not flattery to sav that 'The Beau
tiful Gates Ajar" as now depicted b
me ri r. initis coin pan v. is one
i ne most entrancing spectacles eve
witnessed in this city.
Ed F. Davis' Uncle Tom's Cabi
company will appear at Harper's thea
tre Sunday and Moudav, 15 and 16
Prices 10c, 20c and 30c.
i ne stage m tne water at 6 a. ni
was 4.05. at noon it was 4. The tern
The F. C. A. Dcnkuinnn came down,
un iz sirings ot logs, and the t
Weyerhauser with 32. ,
the Pilot. R- I). Kendall and H. C
P.px'kiuan passed down, and the Pilot
K. u. Kendall and 1. C. A. Denknian
I I ne water is tailing at all M.ints ex
h ept Reed's Landing. Le Claire. I)n
miqne and La Crosse. At the latter
place it is rising. The sta" is sta
tionarv at the other three cities sneei
Board of Education Lets Work on
the High School
DAVIS COMPANY TO DO PLUMBING.
Nicholas Juhl to Supply the. Wood Fnrnl-
tore Candidates for Uradoatloa. This
Spring; Monthly Reports of Superintend
ent Young and Truant Officer Sweeney
A Batch of Bills Allowed.
The board of, education at its
monthly meeting last evening
awarded several contracts for work in
connection with the High school
building improvement. The plum I
ng was given to Davis company, the
i mis being as follows: Allen, Myers
fcCo.. -'.800; Stewart & Schofer
2.411; Blake & Murphy. 1, 749.60;
liavis company, f l.fj'jo.
.Nicholas Juhl was awarded the con
tract for supplying the wood furni
ture for ftC2. while the contract for
supplying the black board was given
to the Standard School Furnishing
company, oi Chicago, lor fl.ia per
Ihe twin! authorized the purcba
of flags for all the school building.
Ihe graduates were shown to be as
follows iu the monthly report of Supt
High School Ida Anderson. Edna
dlier. Delia Cook. May Carl, Mary
Durham, Lizzie Edwards, Emma
Freed Katie Hart, Walter Hodgdon,
Edna Kerr. Minnie Krev, Grace Lewis,
William McCulloch, Josephine Mir
field, Ella Mitchell, Fraukie Norton,
Lottie Raugh, Clara Rice. Edward
Siemon. Eunice Stephens, Mattel Tay
lor, ah hired vtarnock.
Eighth Grader-Hawthorne school.
2't; Lincoln school, 100; Longfellow
Teachers' Training School Mae
Blanding. Mamie Brennan, Lillie Cer-
vin. Minnie Frederick, Lnlu Harris
Miriam JiaversticK, .Nellie Keller.
strass, Susie Lee. Isabel McConochio
Natalie Mirfield, Elizalieth Kennedy
May (). Young, Christina Mehrlev
Mary Mills, Maliel Lew, Clara Rede.
ker, Blanche Beruhart. Grace Brom
ley, Julia Channoii, Margaret Stew
art. Mamie v line. Martha Hue-mi",
Essie Burch, Bertha Williams. Ella
Freed, Bertha Bowman, May Walker,
Edith Noftsker, Emma Battles, Mary
Superintendent Young says the 6ta
iisucs snow thai the schools are
maintaining their general standai
of excellence they have acquired dur
ing the year. The slight falling off
in attendance is caused by the large
boys leaving school to engage i
work for the summer as they are at
customed to in tht- spring months.
The report of TPuant Officer W. I
Sweeney shows that during the month
ending Mav b. 18'Js, he investigate!
6! cases of truancy and absence, an
also investigated three cases of bad
conduct and caused one child to lie
The following bill were allowed:
llartz & HuDnsen Co 7 M)
Davis company 5 t'O
11. t. licnson 1
J. w. Stewart. is 33
i nion iTinunir company ,
People's Power company
K. t rampton & to I
C. II. Marshall as
R (S. Youni;
emcr brhool ltook company 3 11
William uon 0
CharliK Smith g
H. C IKKi.'es 1 H)
Lrac-K & Kerns 75 1
NIC Junl Uv7 00
eeds assistance it may lie liest t
render it promptly, but one should
rememlier to use even the most pe
feet remedies only when needed. Tl
liest and most simple and gentle rem
edy is tneT-vrup ot rigs, manufai
tured by the California Fig Svru
Mo-To-Bae for Fifty Cent.
Guaranteed tobacco habit cure, makes wenk
men strong, 0100a pure. Due, 1. All druggists
i For Ladles
We are showing a very
swell line of novelties for
we are right
ia ttie lead
and can show
styles at right
Our line of
Blouse Sets, 1
Is unsurpassed. Just call
aud see. 'em and you will
Jt .WELER OPTICIAN .
Every week brings new trade chances to the store.
Every week sees new customers crowding our aisles. Wt are
simply using every force to make this store what it is fast
getting to be the buying center for hundreds of miles around.
For this week's May Festival we have hundreds of such
bargains as have already made this store famous as a bar
gain giver. You'll find them everywhere in the store. Ex
plore it it pays.
Up to 5c black wool Jacquards 2.V a
yard, lake them quick, .'. rJFf
pieces in all. jht yard
9c a yard far fancy suitings, made to
ell lor loca yard, neat pretty de
signs, not l.'tc. but for this )1-
47 dozen new shirt waists
single joint yokes, for. . .
Best Table Oil Cloth, irt
Tuesday morning, and again Thurs
day and Saturday mornings, remem-
licr the days, each day named from 'J
to 1 1 :30 we will self tine t ut glass
tumblers, cut str.iv-dia-fan. with cut
star iK.tlom. .at $1 a set. 1. That
means less than lc apiece. Due set
to a customer.
Is something which is unknown to the patrons of our
Shirt Department. Like some of the clothes which i
i we sell, all our Shirts
and form pleasant relations between the Shirts, our I
patrons and ourselves.
extra cost. The same
where for factory shirts
WHITE SHIRTS, ,
I WHITE SHIRTS
' fj f m
uuunui ilu, i rum
Collars, but with Cuffs to match,
$1.00, $1.50 and $2.00
Proper sleeve lengths with
1S04 Second Avenue
Why Are the
Peoria Stoves Leaders?
We offer you an entire new line of Stoves uneqiialed in quality and
prices. We call your attention to the following three leaders the
Peoria Lexington, Kegal U-xington and the Kival Lexington. The
steady increas- in sales f our P-oria Stoves and Ranges furnish the
liest of evidence that the H-ople in general believe quality pays in
Stove. They are made liy the verv U-st grade of new materials.
They are conManlly adding all of the latent desirable improvements,
making our line the reliable, a well as the most profitable to our
SUMMERS fi CO. iS,rurtl'
2-2 suits. Cheviot, Serge. Whlpcordi,
Bavadcre tucked effect. Blouse
effect. (Vtataf all fancy "ilk lined,
many of the Utt $12.7. 15 and
18 styles, for the t r gZf
May Festival ealc. .. & DU
3..VH) yards fine ix.ft bleached Mualio.
J uesdav and ednesday.
iu yards lor..
yards of the best Shirting
3K) GO-itich sample ends of Notting
ham Curtains, worth from $1.6u to
f" a pair, choice of all at, Qi
each. 2c and 1 51
too sample ends of Irish Point and
Brussels Curtains, worth from $: to
f IK a imir, choice of all at
5Sc and .
are made to fit perfectly. I
Good shirts here don't mean 1
prices you would Dav anv-
will buy our tailored gar
50 to 75 cents
$1.00 to $1.50
to be worn with Whlte
every neck size in all grades. I
Bccaipe wherever known they have
a reputation for Quality, Style and
Moderate Prices combined Suffi
cient to wake them leaders.