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THE ARGUS TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 1899.
Where cheapness ceases to be economy. In the
furniture line above all others this point should
never be reached. Our great stores are stocked
with everything the market affords to be soM at
low prices, bu: we do not and will not handle
trashy articles to be sold "at a price," as the
Our Spring Stock will be Rich
And if you need little or much you will receive
the same painstaking care at our store. We are
here to please you, and in so doing please our
selves. Watch for announcements of great
Cor. Sixteenth Street and Second Avenue
730 Second avenue and 202 Eighteenth street, Rock Island.
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are not luxuries but
Get our tirurcs before
you let your contract.
We offer von the best
material, prompt ser
vice and tirstclass work
manship at the most
Send us your orders
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Oprosite Harper House.
PLANT IS TO BE SOLD.
Sylvan Steel Works to Pass Into
the Hands of a Combine.
FOETY MILLS ARE INCLUDED.
Operation of Mollne Factory Depends on
. Whether It Can Re Ron as Kconomloally
a Thow at Other Places A Total Capi
talization of 835,000,000 Col. French
The combination of the manufac
turers of merchant bar iron, upen
which the Chicago promoters have
been at work for several weeks, is
practically consummated, and within
a few days the properties will be
taken over by the corporation to be
organized under the laws of New Jer
sey. The title of the Republic Steel
and Iron company has leeu suggested,
although not fully decided upon. The
total capitalization is to be o5,000,
000. The properties include all the bar
iron manufacturers of importance
west of Pittsburg, some of the largest
ljcing in the liirmingham and Ala
bama iron districts. Extensive iron
mines in that section and in the
Mesaba range of the Lake Superior
copper district will be transferred.
The combine embraces about forty
plants, including the Sylvan Steel
works, of Moliue. These mills have
an annual output of over one million
tons of merchant bar iron. Iu addi
tion to the rolling mill property,
there are six blast furnaces with an
annual capacity of aloiit four hun
dred thousand tons of pig iron.
Future of Local Plant.
Col. ft. W. French, one of the own
ers of the Sylvan plant, was seen at
his home iu Davenport yesterday by a
Democrat reporter and said: ""The
deal is not completed, but there seems
to be nothing in the way of its com
pletion by the transfer of the prop
erty, to the new company within a
few days. The operation of the plant
here will depend upon whether it can
be operated as economically as those
at other places."
MILAN AND THE SALOON.
License Oaestlon the Issue In the Coming
Saloon or no saloon is the one im
portant question for solution at the
forthcoming village election in Milan.
At present there are three establish
ments where intoxicants are dispensed
in the nourishing little town on the
banks of the Hennepin. The temper
ance people there have resolved that
these must close their doors not
alone on Sundays, but every day in
The people's party ticket, which
favors the continuation of the saloons,
is headed by C. V. Thacher. The in
dependent or anti-license ticket,
which was nominated by petition at
a caueus held yesterday afternoon, is
composed of: For president, (. II.
Honcns; clerk, Arthur Cropper; trus
tees. Frank McMiehael, Clark Smith,
Kecd Wilson; police magistrate, S. YV.
PROGRESS OF ELECTION.
1821 SECOXD AVE
Lurse Vote With Anna ranees of the Success
of the Kntlre Iemocratic Ticket.
Interest in the municipal election is
licing manifested by the easting of
what will prjbably be the largest vote
ever reconled in a city election in
Rock Inland. The contest is proceed
ing rjuietly notwithstanding, and with
every assurance and indication of
democratic success on the entire tick
et, and the election of an alderman in
each ward where nominations have
been made by the democrats.
It is estimated that two-thirds of
the total vote cast was in the ballot
boxes by noon.
Up to 1 o'clock this afternoon the
vote east iu the different wards was
as follows: First ward, first precinct.
21; second precinct. 253; Second
ward, lirst precinct. 3o5: second pre
cinct. 3S7; Third ward, lirst
precinct, 301; . second precinct,
34; Fourth ward, tirst precinct, 325;
secojil precinct, 223: Fifth ward, tirst
precinct, 368: second precinct, 201;
Sixth ward, lirst precinct, 317; second
precinct. 225; Seventh ward, first pre
cinct, 295; second precinct. 327.
An incident of the election was the
attempt to deprive Toll (late Keeper
J. 1. Johnson of his right to vote in
the Second ward. Rather than cre
ate a disturbance, Mr. Johnson with
drew. Hut this afternoon, it was un
derstood, that Mr. Johnson would in
sist upon his right to vote in the
"To Krr Is Haitian."
People like to talk about attractive
things in advertising. In a company
recently the proverb alove quoted,
and which apjwared at the head of
one of a well constructed series of ad
vertisements of Hood's Sarsaparilla.
was so much discussed that we doubt
if any one there will ever forget the
source whence it came. Messrs.
Hood & Co. are using these proverb
advertisement on a very broad scale,
and they arc attracting discussion and
favorable comment everywhere.
Kidney Diseases .
Are the most fatal of all diseases.
Foley's Kidney Cure a guaranteed
remedy or money refunded.
tilad Tidiucs to Atthou Sufferers.
Foley's Honey and Tar gives quick
and positive relief in all cases.
15 (aid Vw Hanslwars EaEi
PIONEER CITIZEN IS GONE.!
Timothy Sexton Dies at an Early Hoar Th s
Timothy Sexton, a venerable and
esteemed resident of Rock Island,
Eassed away at 12:40 this morning at
id home. 806 Third avenue, of gen
eral debility and Bright's disease. Mr.
Sexton had been attlicted with the lat
ter and fatal ailment for upward of 15
vears, but it was not until the last '
few days that his family was aware of
it, the "sufferer having borne his pain
bravely and uncomplainingly. Mr.
Sexton had been coniined to his bed
for a little over a week. The final
summons came peacefully, the suf
ferer being conscious to the last, and
passing into the eternal sleep while
his family, to each uu mber of which he
gave a parting word iu turn, was
gathered at his bedside.
Timothy Sexton was born in the
Parish of Kildysart, County Clare.
Ireland, in 1826. When 12 years of
age he came to America, making his
home in the east until 1845, when
he settkdin Kock Island. This city
bad been his place of residence since.
He was married here Feb. 11, 1861. to
Mrs. Mary Ann Keane. who survives
with nine children: Mrs. C. P.
O'llara and M. H-. T. W., J. P., V.
T., Mary Agnes, Josephine and George
and J. 1$. Sexton, all of Kock Islam).
The deceased's mother also survives
him. She is now in her 104lh year,
and is hale and hearty. Her home is
in Washington, X. J., where her son
visited her last September. Mr. Sex
ton was a quiet, straightforward, hon
est man one who had the resject and
good will of all who knew him. He
had a kind word for all, and the death
of few men has occasioned more un
affected sorrow. I lis devotion to his
family was probably the most notable
attribute of his character. Mr. Sex
ton was a home lover, and there he
was loved and respected as only the
ideal father who briugs up his chil
dren rightly can be. He had been a
member of St. Patrick's Benevolent
society since its organization. The
funeral will be held at U o'clock
Thursday morning from St. Joseph's
Jacob Jenkins, "an old resident of
Moline. died at his home there yester
day of typhoid pneumonia. He leaves
a wife and two children and two
grandchildren. The funeral will oc
cur at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon
from the African Methodist church.
Funeral services for George L.
Grimm were held yesterday afternoon
at the home of Mrs. Minnie F.eker,
1713 Fourth avenue. Ilev. C. E. Men
nicke, of the German Lutheran church,
officiated. The pallliearers, members
of the Kock Island Turner society, to
which the deceased belonged-, were
George Ohge. Fred Musfeldt, George
Geisler, William Keimers, Harry Fish
er and Carl Achtermann.
The funeral of Mrs. Mary O'Connell
occurred at D o'clock this morning from
the home of her. mother. Mrs. John
Larkiu, 546 Twenty-fourth street, to
Sacred Heart church, where Father
Ixekney conducted services. Inter
ment was make at Calvary. The pall
bearers were Peter Earkin, Hugh Mc
Gee, John Gaffey, J. K. O'Donnell,
Edward Shields and 1). Carney.
The funeral of Maria ui, little daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Alters, oc
curred yesterday. Rev. I. L. McNary.
of the United Presbyterian church,
officiating. The remains were laid at
rest in Chippiannock.
MACHINISTS AT ARSENAL.
DOING A NOBLE WORK.
Union Mission and Free Kinder
garten and Auxil- .
TO POEM YOUHG WOMEN'S CLUB.
L. S. McCabe & Co.
Always in the Lead, Never Following. Others May be Content to
Copy. Others May Follow.
Lay Tholr Case Itefore Mai- Itlunt With
Reference to Shop Conditions.
As a result of Saturday night's con
ference, heretofore told of in The Aic
U's. a committee representing Tri
City lodge International Association
of "Machinists, at 4 o'clock yester
day afternoon waited upon Maj. S. E.
Blunt, commandant at Kock Island ar
senal, submitting in writing certain
demands, with a view to improving
conditions in the government shops,
and requesting that answer be made
to the same at 1 o'clock this after
noon. Maj. Blunt informed the committee
that the demands would be referred to
the proper authorities at Washington,
as it was not within his province,
even were he disposed so to do, to
either grant or reject their demands.
There are about 200 machinists em
ployed at the arsenal. The exact na
ture of their grievances cannot be
ascertained, but it is understood one
of the chief demands is for the re
moval of one of the foremen.
It is learned further, although no
official information has been obtained
on either side of the controversy, that
the men intend to strike tomorrow
afternoou unless their demands re
ceive a favorable answer.
Series or Itevlrals.
The Kock Island Ministerial associ
ation, at its meeting yesterday, de
cided on the holding in the near fu
ture of a series of revivals, to le
conducted by some prominent evan
gelist. An interesting paper on
Present Day Preaching" was read
by Rev. T. W. Grafton, pastor of
Memorial Christian church.
We, the undersigned, do hereby
agree to refund the money on a 50
cent bottle of Greene's Warranted
Syrup of Tar if it fails to cure yonr
cough or cold. We also guarantee a
25-cent bottle to prove satisfactory or
HOEST VOlf KOECKKTTZ.
' Otto Gkotjak.
A Ueacon of Hope)
To those afflicted with kidney or
bladder diseases is Foley's Kidney
Bs-Te-Bsc for Fifty Cents.
Utnrsnteed tobacco habit core, cukes verji
strong, btot pure. We. ti. Ail druggist
Meeting for the Fnrpose to Be Held Fri
day Night Its Objects Social and Intel
lectualCourse In Thyslral Culture With
Talks on Hygiene and Foods Tlanned
Concert Once n Month.
A grand and noble work is in pro- J
gress in Kock Island under the gen
eral title of the Union Mission of
which people outsiue those who have I
partaken of its benehts know lime.
The mission was lately moved from
Fourth avenue and Fourteenth street
to above Long's grocery on Second
avenue between Sixteenth and Seven
teenth strec ts.
Mr. German superintends the re
ligious department. He is an earnest
and enthusiastic worker.
The attendance in the kindergarten
department has been small, owing to
much illness among, the little tlock.
ami them too. on account of the in
clement winter. Spring will usher in
many new faces, and a kindergarten
association is to be formed among the
ladies of Kock Island in order to re
lieve Miss Pitcher of some of her
many duties. Miss Pitcher has many
homes to visit, mothers' meetings to
hold, aud ought to be free from the
task of raising funds necessary to this
good work The work speaks for it
self, and the little group of people
who meet each day shows a decided
improvement in many ways, aud a
few tired mothers have been relieved
for a few hours each day at least.
A new club in .connection with the
mission will be of much interest to
the young working women of Kock
Island. This club meets for the
lirst time Friday evening, and all are
cordially welcomed. All young wom
en under '22 are eligible to member
ship. The objects of the club are
social and intellectual. A course in
physical culture with practical talks
on" hygiene and foods has been
planned. A good concert will be held
once a month, when the young women
will have the privilege of biinging
their gentlemen friends.
The mission has been made very
happv by the donation of a piano, W
C. Totten very generously presenting
one to tue mission. J lie kintiergar
ten and Sunday school, the Working
Girls' club and the cveniti'' meetings
all enjoy this gift.
The Sunday school was well at
tended Sundav, and a delightful Eas
ter service sent many happv little
The New Cup Uefender.
The new cup defender now beintf built Is ex
pected to lie tbe most remarkable vessel ever
turned out. Its construction has been kept a
profound secret, but it is whispered that it will
easily hold the cup. America is ripidly cum
ins to llie front. A not example of thU is
her famous household remedy, Hosietter's
Stomach Hitters, which has defended bealtb
for baif a century. In spite of many imita
tions, co other remedy has been able to sup
plant If. It holds the championship for the de
feat of all stomach ills. s;:eh us indigestion,
constipation. nervou-rcss. biliousness, liv. rand
kidney troubles. It is also an excellent pre
ventive and cure of malaria and fever and
ame. It is strongly recommended to every
one at this time of the year
Have You Had the Urip?
If you have, you probably need a
reliable medicine like Foley 's Honey
and Tar to heal your lungs and stop
the racking cough incidental to this
Not one child dies where ten
formerly died from croup. People
have learned the value of One Minute
Cc Jgh Cure and use it for severe lung
and throat troubles. It immediately
stops coughing. It never fails. For
sale by T. 11. Thomas, A. J. Keissand
M. F.'Bahnsen, druggists.
It's the little colds that grow into
big colds; the big colds that end in
consumption and death. Watch the
little colds. Dr. Wood's Norway Pine
Syrup. For sale by Marshall & Fifher.
Diseases are manifested by
Loss of Appetite,
v Foul Tongue
Dr. J. H. MEHI'S
I the remedy you need, of equal
service in mild or chronic cases.
SI.OO PER BOTTLE.
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M. F. Bahnsen and T. U. Thomas.
There will be three great corset
days at our store during this week,
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
The manufacturers of the celebrated
P. N. corsets wish us especially to. in
troduce and push two new numliers
of their world famed goods, and thev
have arranged with us to present each
lady buying one of these new corsets
a pair of tine silk stockings each
afternoon from 2 to 4 o'clock during
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday,
three days. Only one pair to a custom
er and only the days and hours speci
fied. Ask for numbers 900 and 5;Sas
they are the ones with which the silk
stockings are given.
f 5 Willow Rocking Chairs, large and
roomy, heavy roll all around,
a saving of just 2.03, at. . .$2.97
50 largo Symrna Hugs, while
they last QSc
Again for Monday. Tuesday and
Wednesday, three days, another lot
of those all-wool Ingrain car-
Great stocking inducement, an extra
ordinary hosiery occasion. Ladies
black imported hose, Herinsdorf
dye, spliced heels and toes. Others
would be proud to sell them for 2."c;
our price at 8 o'clock each day
this week 2c a pair, two
Women's extra heavy seamless black
hose, usually 12ic, this week
three pairs for 25C
50 dozen ladies' fast black seamless
hose, 40 gauge, double. sole, spliced
heel ami toe, sizes to 10, regular
20c value. 9c a pair 3 to 4 o'clock
each day during the week. . . Qq
ladies' Item brand t I.islo hose, Herins
dorf dye, always 35c, this
Misses' rSnrUngton black hose, heavy
lxl rib, double knees, sizes 5
to 7 , at Jq
One Bale of Pillow Casing.
Vint brown pillow easing, 40 inches
wide, at 3 o'clock each day
this week, yard 4c
Our domestic stock is cram full ot similar
Sale of Lace Curtains and Portieres.
When it comes to Lace Curtain we are determined to Rive you mora value, more style.
more satisfaction for your money than is possible to find elsewhere. Hclow are a lew indis
putable evidences. Kvery curtain bouKhl under K'reat pressure in lare lots (or this epecial
(M.3.1 a l'alr for fl.TS and f: Nottingham Curtains. fiO Inches wide, four patterns to choose
from. S1.X7 a I'alr for t.' rtiflled Net Curtains, white or ecru, very new. 3.tS a I'air for
to Brussels Net Curtains, !.pecla) purchase for a bi;; leader. 1 hey may not lost the ween out.
L. S. McCabe & Co.
1720, 1722, 1724. 1726. 172S Second Avenue.
Annex. 219 Eighteenth St.
There is Nothing a
toi-.-r:j":t i '-.?). f:;-in-':!c;e't Co.
That Can Compare With a Fancy
Worsted Fabric tor Seniceableness
for a Suit ...
Fancy Worsteds are the vogue
this spring, but good taste says
that the patterns should be juict
in tone. We would like to have
gentlemen who wish to bo well
clad at small cost see some of the
newest arrivals, comprising some
fifty different patterns in neat,
plain, and broken Stripes. Checks
and Overcheck Plaids, in various
tones of Grays, lirowns and
Blues, slightly livened up hero
and there by pickings of red, blue
and green. The shapes of the
garments are faultless and the
clothes are built ready to put on
and sure to lit, almost at a mo
Prices range from
$11.50 up to $24.00.
Open Wednesday Evenings.
SOMMERS & LaVELLE.
1804 Second Avenue
Ball and Roller Bearing.
Is a combination of balls and rollers so constructed to answer
both purposes of ball retainer and separator. The greatest ad
vantages are 50 per cent less friction, ten times longer lived,
and is guaranteed to ri'n 25 per cent easier than the old style
ball-rub-against-ball bearing by the Logier Manufacturing com
pany of Toledo, O. We can prove this by actual coasting test.
And our competitors know it, and have acknowledged its supe
rijrity. So do not be persuaded into riding a wheel with old
stvle bearings when you can obtain the BALL. AND ROILKK
HEARINGS. They are only in Cleveland cycles. We will make
it worth your time to investigate the new bearing, and will
be pleaeed to have yon call ami examine them. Lots of good
things go with this wheel.
M. H. WLCHER.
ROBT.SMYTHE Agent, K..
A Reliable Hardware Store.
That means a Hardware Store where as much attention is paid
to see that a 5-cent purchase is as satisfactory to the customer
as the 10-dollar purchase. It means a Hardware Store where a
child can trade with as satisfactory results as the head of the
We Want Your Trade.
We have a safe place to trade, and sell you only reliable goods
at reliable prices. We want you to deal with us as we merit
your trade. One visit would show you if our claim is with
Also Dealer in Stoves, Paints and Oib, Bicycles
Phil S. Wilcher,
c$-303 Twentieth Street.