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THE AEGTJS, THURSDAY. MABCfl 1, 1900,
We are making a special inducement for the
next few months in order to secure your
That business houses must spend some money
for advertising, and
We Believe the Best Re
sults can be Obtained
By giving our customers more for their money
than they can buy elsewhere. We have, there
fore, made arrangements enabling us to olfer
each of our old and new customers
An Oil Portrait Absolutely Free.
Our representative will call on you and explain
in detail. Kindly give your order and photo
graph, providing you want to take atvantage of
our offer. We guarantee a satisfactory oilette
and safe return of photograph.
iCOO Fifth Ave
Spalding and B. G: I. Golf
Agrippa and Musselburg golf balls. Dupli
cate whist boards. Boxing gloves, punching
bags and sweaters. Gymnasium supplies of all
kinds. Bicycles and sundries. Repairing of
We can repair anything from a nut-meg
to a clap of thunder.
1709 Second avenue, Rock Island.
Is the best and cheapest motor made to run
your washing machine with. Family wash
ing is made easy by its use.
PRICE ONLY $15.
Vou can see it in our window in operation.
Absolutely guaranteed in every respect.
Allen , Mvers & Company
Oproslte Harper House. 1821 SEC05D 1YE
PAINTERS OF! STRIKE
Members of Union 181 Await An
swer of Their Employers.
EABLY SETTLEMENT IS LOOKED TOE
Men and Bocae to Hava Conference To
night, at Which It la Hoped to Arrive at
an Agreement Trouble Grows Ont of
Ware Scale, a Minimum of 83 Cent Per
Hour Being Demanded.
Painters' union of this citv,
held a meeting last night at the Indus
trial home and decided to call a strike
pending a settlement with the bosses.
Only three firms are immediately af
fected, as the others are idle at pres
ent. out unless an agreement is
reached, the employes of 15 linns,
numbering between fifty and seventy-
live men, will remain out.
A joint meeting of the painters and
employers will be held tonight and an
endeavor to come t an agreement will
It seems that about two weeks ago
the men presented a scale to the
bosses in which thev demanded a
uniform rate ol 2"i cents an hour for
the ensuing vear. This was signed
bv ail the basses. But it seems an
error hail been made in the scale bv
which the words, "minimum wage,'
had been omitted, and when the mat
ter was called to the attention of the
bosses thev refused to have tlie error
corrected, and a strike is the eonse
Three 1'eota Advance.
The minimum wage during the
past year has been 25 cents per hour, so
the present demand is an advance of
only 3 cents per hour. 1 ue bosses claim
that the strike is unwarranted because
thev have not had time to meet and
consider, but the men evidently
think the matter urgent, as the new
s;ile should take elleot todav.
CONDITION OF THE CROPS.
Snow Protection to lraes and tiralin
The Minios section of the United
States climate and crop service has
issued the following bulletin uuler
date of Feb. 27:
'The month of February has been
rather wetand cold, with considerable
snow and fair snow protection to
grains and grasses during the severe
weather of the montU. At the close
of the mouth the snow increased from
a trace over southern counties to live
and six inches over northern, and a
fair protection is everywhere afforded
to 'rain. "WinUr wheat is generally
reported in good condition, and this
is especially so in regard to the small
acreage over the north half of the
"Very conflicting rt-)H3rts are re
ceived "in regard to grasses, but the
prevailing opinion is that they are in
good condition. Some report damage
to old timothy and many report dam
age to clover, but it is thought that
much of the damage apparent to
lover dales back to the dryness of
the early fall, and that it is" not yet
damaged by the heaving of the soil.
"Stock generally is doing well, but
reports from northern counties indi
cate that rough feed is becoming
scarce in some parts. Feeders have
been anxious for most of the corn of
fered, and fair roads during a part of
the month have caused considerable
movement of corn: roads generally
during the month have been bad, how
ever. "The ice harvest has been complet
ed and a large crop of excellent jual
ity has generally been secured; most
southern counties, even, report a suc
cessful ice harvest, while northern
eouuties have had an abundance, av
eraging to 12 inches in thickness.
"The month has not been favorable
for farm work anil little has been
done, except in repairing fences, se
curing fuel, feeding. distributing
manures and a small amount of prepa
ration for spring work.
In the fruit counties of the south
half of the state correspondents think
that fruit is unharmed, except, pos
sibly, peaches to a limited extent, but
buds are yet too dormant to indicate
their exact condition."
It is mmored the Bell company is
negotiating a deal for the purchase of
the Marsball-Tobie rural lines.
F. L. Bills, of the Union Electric
company, has returned from Chicago,
and will remain in the city in the in
terest of the independent movement,
lie states that W. T. Blaine, president
of the Victor Manufacturing company,
has gone east to attend a conference
of manufacturers of telephone appar
atus with a view to consolidating
those concerns and standardizing the
character of the equipment used by
The will of Thomas W. Ranson was
admitted to probate today. AH prop
erty is left to the widow of the de
ceased, who is made executrix with
The will of William Stewart was
admitted to probate today. Testator
leaves all his property to" his widow
and names her as executrix without
Machinists and Foundry men. Attention.
The unexpired lease of the Barnes'
machine shops and foundry in the
growing city of Maiuoketa, Iowa, is
for sale at a bargain. It is finely
equipjed and there is do other within
35 miles, Good run of business and
a splendid chance for an enterprising
voungman. Invest'gate. Write for
particulars. W. J. Zittekell,
Webster Citv, Iowa.
STRONG PULL FOR DEWEY.
The Tri-CIty Invitation to the Naval Hero
President F. W. Bahnsen, of the
Rock Island Club: President Hoyt, of
the Davenport Business Men's asso
ciation, and Secretary W. A. Jones, of
the Moline Easiness men's association
(the latter serving in the absence of
President J. W. Morgan), constitut
ing the ri-city special committee on
invitation to Admiral Dewey, met in
Davenport yesterday, and drafted
the invitation to be - presented
to the distinguished naval hero,
in which is set forth the
commercial advantages, natural at
tractions, and importance of the
three communities, and the further
f ict that here is located Rock Island
arsenal, the greatest arsenal in the
United States, that there are two di
visions of the naval militia stationed
in Rock Island and Moline, and vari
ous other arguments are made
which it is hoped will have in
fluence with the admiral in inducing
him to pay us a visit during his pro
posed western trip. The invitation
will be engrossed by Prof. I. E. fius
lus, of Moline. and'wiil be forwarded
next Saturdav. The invitation will
be presented by Congressmen Lane
and Prince. Senators uuliom and Alii
son and Cant. Lon Brvson. of Daven
port, who will be in Washington at
the waterways convention, and who
will seek the good offices in the same
connection of .John R. McLean, the
admiral's brother-in-law, and alto-
iretber a stronir bid will be made one
that it is believed Dowev will not turn
The invitation of the Tri-City Press
club, authorized at the last meeting
of the club, will be sent in the same
PERSONAL AND SOCIAL.
Miss Frieda Harms is visitirg in
C. S. Peaslee left last evening for
S. W. Slater and family are visiting
in Reynolds today.
Miss (lusty Oitmann, of Hampton,
spent the day in the city.
Mrs. M. Richardson went to Clinton
today to visit her parents.
H. A. Scott and family left this
morning to reside in Denver, Col
Fred Lidle. who has been very low
with typhoid fever, is improving.
F. II. lilaekman, of the Chicago
Record, stopped iu town last night.
Miss Edna Blaisdell entertained a
coasting party at her home last night
Mrs. Henry W. Horst entertained a
number of ladies at luncheon today
Ex-Senator II. V. Fisher anil .lodge
Waite, of (leneseo, were in town to-
Miss Ethel Datighertv has gone to
Chicago to attend the Chicago Musical
OeorgeW. Woods took possession
of he D. , R. I. & N. W. citv ticket
Tonight occurs the card party at
the Kock Island Club for the members
and their ladies.
Mrs. John Heiruer, who has made
this city her home for some months,
has gone to Elgin.
Thomas Lalley, of Adair, Iowa, is
visiting with James McDonnell, of o.
Rev. (). A. Elliott and wife, of lie-
atrice. Neb., left for home this morn
ing after a short stop here.
Mrs. B. F. Knox and son (leorge
left last night for Hillsborough. New
Mexico, on account of (leorge s health.
F. S. Shepard, formerly with the Y.
M. C. A. in Davenport, passed through
with his wife on his wavto Peoria this
i nends of Mrs. Anderson, a widow
with several small children, will give
a dam e for her benefit at Berlin hall
next Saturday evening.
Will Adams, car clerk on the Bur
lington, has gone on a visit to Dela
ware, Ohio. Joe Crawford takes his
place during his absense.
C. B. Knox leaves tonight for Wil
mington, 111., to attend a meeting
tomorrow of the trustees of the Sol
diers' Widows' and Orphans' asylum.
Bishop Morrison has reached Daven
port from Chicago, still ill. but im
proved. Bishop Edsall is better, but
remains at Bishop Morrison's houe.
President J. E Calkins, of the Tri-
City Press club, has appoiuted a new
entertainment committee consisting
of T. J. Feeney. of Davenport; J. J.
La Velle. of Kock Inland, and 1'. S. Ale-
Glvnn, of Moline.
J. S. Ilickev, of Anaconda. Mont.,
is visiting at the home of bis cousin.
Mrs. Ann Dolly, on Sixth avenue. Mr.
Hickey, who is manager of the Daly
melting works at Anaconda, is on his
way home, after a trip to Washing
-w Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Robinson will
sail from New York Saturday on the
Kaiser Wilhelm for Hamburg. Thev
will visit the holy laud. (Ireece. Con
stantinople and points in northern
Europe, and finally take in the Paris
Imflammatory RMeamatlftm Cored in
Morton L. Hill, of Lebanon, I ml.,
aiys: "My wife bad inflammatory
rheumatism in every muscle and
joint; her suffering was terrible and
her body and face were swollen al
most beyond recognition; had been in
bed for six weeks and had eight phy
sicians, but received no benefit until
she tried the Mystic Cure for Rheu
matism. It gave immediate relief
and she was able to walk about in
three daT9. I am sure it f aved her
life." So'ld by Otto Grotjan, 1501
Second avenue. Rock Island; Gust
Siblegel & Son. 220 West Second
P, H, DONAHUE DEAD
Demise of Former Rock Island
County Resident at Adair,
PASSES AWAY IN HIS 81ST YEAR,
Had Conducted a Faraa Near Port Byron
From 1853 to 18T6, Belne Well Known
In Thi Section Succumbs After an 111
nfM of Two Daya -Father of T.J. Dona
hue, of This City Coyne Funeral.
Thomas II. Donahue has returned
from Adair, Iowa, where he was on
the sad mission of attending the obse
quies of his father. P. II. Donahue, a
former well-to-do farmer of Rock Isl
and county. His death occurred Mon
dav. He had onlv been ill two davs
with peritonitis. He had reached the
venerable age of 81 years. Mr. Dona
hue was a native of Galway, Ireland
He came to Rock Island count v in
18.)3, settling on a farm near Port
Byron, occupying the same until
1K70, when he disposed oi uis proper'
t and moved to Adair couuty, Iowa.
Mr. Donahue was the owner of two
line farms in that county, but of ltte
years had not been actively engaged
in farming. He is survived by his
widow, who has attained her 80th
year, and four sons and one daughter;
Thomas J., of this city: John and
Martin, at Adair: Hank, at Exira,
Iowa, and Li.zie Donahue, at Adair,
The funeral services of Miss Jennie
Coyne occurred yesterday afternoou
at Sacred Heart Catholic church
Rev. J. F. Lockney ollici-iting. Fav
Hawcs camp. R. N. A., of which de
ceased was a member, attended. J lie
interment wasiu Chippiannock. The
pallbearers were James Campbell,
Edward Dower, llliam Deiseuroth
Frank Miller, Goodman Olson and
Miss Harriet N. Rogers, a promi
neat resident of Davenport, died yes
terdav at Cleveland. Ohio, ajred t0
years. She had gone to Cleveland to
attend the mariiage of a relative.
The wedding was set for the day on
which Miss Rogers' death occurred.
The" infant child of James Huston.
2621 Fourth avenue, died early this
morning of spasms.
After Itllly'a I'roxy.
As part of a desperate effort to re
deem the delegation to the Peoria
convention selected by Tuesday's re
publican county convention from the
grasp of lanuer. a uuict attempt is
bcinir made by some of the "fow" of
the Reeves men to hoodwink Billy
Baker into giving a proxy for his
credentials to the state convention
The undertaking seems almost too
absurd to believe, but it is neverthe
less a fact. Billy woiked for the
honor he has received, and he would
no sooner think of parting with it in
any way other than subject to the
machiue wishes than he would sur
render his job at t he sta'e capital
And Only Two Were Worthy.
Among other matters occasioning
comment in connection with that
convention of last Tuesday, that did
so successfully what it did not want
to do, is the fact that of the 21 repub
lican attorneys at the Rock Island
county bar, most of whom take an in
terest in politics, but two were recog
nized among the delegations to the
various outside conventions, and
those two are of the same firm. Verily
the Moline-IIanccy crowd is an exclus
Pottery In Operation Again.
The lirst kiln of pottery made bv
the new management at Sears was
completed last night. It consisted
entirely of Ilower pots, but the pro
prietors, who operate under tlte name
of the Rock Island Pottery company,
simply desired to test the quality of
the clay, and will hereafter make all
kinds of crockery, and will employ
:t considerable ioree or men.
Taxes for the vear 1899 are due.
Parties having personal tax aHd no
real estate will be expected to make
immediate payment. The penalties
prescribed by the statute will be en.
forced for nonpayment of personal
taxes after notitication by postal card
or otherwise. Oilice with Hull & Co.,
real estate and insurance agents.
Room 21, Mitchell & Lynde building.
Feb. 2S J. 11. Gaunt to Gottlieb
Seitz wj se', 21, 1. 3w, 2,sTo.
Benjamin Street by administrator
to Henrietta Lowe, lot 1:.', village of
Bargain seekers should not fail to
visit the dining rooms of The Mrs.
Clark company, 151-153 Wabash ave
nue, Chicago, which is the verv cen
ter of the shopping district. This
restaurant has the finest cuisine and
ervice in the citv and the prices are
moderate. The restaurant for men
onlv, on the seventh tloor of the As-
ociation building, 153 LaSalle street.
is also run bv this company, and is
equally inviting and attractive.
T had a running, itching sore on
my leg. Suffered tortures. Doan's
Ointment took awav the burning and
itching instantly, and quickly effected
permanent cure. C . Lenbart,
Bjwling Green, Ohio. For sale by
Marshall & Fisher, druggists.
A Little Known Fact.
That the majority of serious dis
eases originated in disorder of the
kidneys. Foley's Kidney cure isguar
anteed. Trv it todav if vou're not
Broken at ADA MS wonderful sale of
men's enamels, patent leathers, black vicis,
box calf and all shades of tans, mostly
our $3 50 grades
ALL GO FOR
All welt goods and every pair guaranteed.
Won't it pay you to invest?
For Good Shoes.
Open Wednesday and Saturday Evenings.
Eighteenth Street and Second Avenue, Rock Island.
Our boys' clothing will be found equal to the strain
imposed upon it by its active growing wearers. What
ever strong material and good workmanship can do to
insure endurance in clothes wili be found in our cloth
ing for boys. Nor have we sacrificed style to strength.
The goods we offer have that neat and natty appear
ance that a boy delights in as well as the endurance
that saves the strain on the parental purse. You'll
find our boys' department fully up to the times and
conducted on llic same high plan and business
principles that, distinguish our departments through
out. $5, $4.85 and $4.50 Boys' Knee Pant
Suits,. 3 to 7, broken lots all
In at $3.45.
Boys' reefer overcoats at reduced prices. We have
just received a line of knee pants, corduroy, sewed
with sflk and linen. Patent buttons, warranted not
to rip. For school wear they are the best VSC
SOMMERS & LA VELLE.
1802 Second Avenue.
J. F. Robimsom, President I S. McCar, Vice I'retideul. U. E. Cahtbhu Ciouler
Central Trust and Savings Bank,
Rock Island, III.
Incorporated Under State Law.
Capital 8tock, $100,000. Four Per Cent Interest
Paid on Deposits.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
Peter Frle, I. s. McCabe, K. 1). Sweeney, John SRliafer,
C. J. Larkln, J. P. liohinnoc, Henry W. Tremann, I D. Mude,
James J. La Velle, 11. K. Casteel, H. I. MacK. Loul A. Schmidt
Sweeney & Walker. Solicitors.
MONEY LOANED ON I'KIISONAL, COLL A T K It A L Olt ItKAL ESTATE SECUKITT.
Open daily 9 a. m. to 3 p. m. Saturdays 7 to H p. m.
Ollice in Rock Island National Bank Building.
To spring up in the heart of the "man
who pays the freight," to see the way
HARl WARE AND STOVES
And the kind of hardware we have to
sell. Nothing trashy about our atock.
Everything is good, so everything
goes. The goods are new and of a
new design. Nothing here of out of
date style although there is ho me
old fashioned things which have never
been improved upon
Phil S. Wllcher,
303 Twtatlctb StretL