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WE HAVE BOUGHT
ROBINSON & TALIAFERRO STOCK
HATS and FURNISHING GOODS
For ei Song;.
AND NOW WE SING THE SONG.
$1.50 Stiff Flats for 75c.
1 Neckties for 75c.
1. 75c 44 " 50c.
" 81.25. 50c 35c.
4 $1 50 25c 44 " 15c.
44 1.75. Etc., Etc., Etc.
20 cent Collars, 5 cents.
Underwear, Gloves and Mitts
GOING AT HALF PRICE.
Call early and get bargains, as time is limited, and goods
Lloyd & Stewart.
lis M gi I '5
; H 1 m
And Dialers in Artists' Materials,
E'rluties, Stationery. Etc.
THE LAST NIGHT.
PARKER'S DOMESTIC CAREER.
KINGSBURY & SON,
1705 Second avenue.
Baeeea.fal Close of
Fair The Watch.
alts of Raffles.
The Industrial fair closed successfully
last evening, there be. eg a large crowd
present to witness 'he awarding of
prizes according to vole and raffle. The
first business was the auctioning off of
the donated articles not disposed of by
oh&nce. Messrs. Joseph Grotegut and
T. F. Whelan acted a J auctioneers, and
everything put up bi ought satisfactory
figures. There yet remains the hand
some range to be dis posed of by raffle
and two tons of coal, and two cases of
wine, to be. told at auction. This will
be done at the openl ig of the fair to
After the auctionee -ing bad been com'
pie td Mitts Sophia Wendt was presented
with the $10 sold pleoe offered for the
young lady dismaying the handsomest
patchwork quilt. It was 11:30 o'olock
when the voting for the handsome gold
watch for the most opular young lady
was commenced. The votes sold at ten
cents each, the result in number of votes
cast for the respectivo candidates at they
were presented by their friends being
Hilda Johnson. 785; Emma Ohrt, 68
Bridget Sexton, 92; Fanny Broomball,
429; Ella Wilcox, lOf ; Agnes Bixby. 8.
and Rose Zimmer, 21. Miss Johnson was
therefore declared the winner. The
names of Bridget Sexton, Agnes Bixby,
Rose Zimmer and El a Wilcox were pre
sented without the knowledge or consent
of the young ladies themselves
The results of raffias were declared as
Water set. No. 115. Mr. Nelson; silver
bowl and picher, 263. Frank Oeiger
wall paper, 141. Ous James; hand sewed
shoes, 257. Thomas Lvncb; box of clears,
41, W Barth; suit pt item, Charles Dur
man: trousers paitert , 255, A Anderson
picture, 87, Fred Schrander; boy's suit,
147, George A Fleming; pant9 pattern,
7o4; Brussels carpet, 1007, W Bean
boys' suit, 877, L A Ileeves; wringer, 29
Hamlin Hull; slipper, 7, Arthur Burrali;
boy's suit. Fred Schrader; parlor suite,
253. Lucy F Blocklireer; pants pattern,
7C8, Mrs Strupe; sewing machine. 755,
Albert Johnson; plu-h settee, 187, Jo
seph Geiger; plush cloak, 198, Mosenfel-
The total receipts cf the evening were
$300. and the assooia ion will clear about
11,500 from the fair.
Tonight the fair will bo thrown open
for the benefit of St. Luke's hospital.
Mauufactarera of and Deulers in-
tSrCall and examine our Goods and prices.
KANN & FLEMING,
No. 1811 Second Avenue,
Between Eighteenth and Nineteenth Streeta,
liwmiuaB Building) ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
iNO. 1703 SECOND AVENUE.
We carry the largest and b9t aborted stock of
House Furnishing: Goods
in this vicinity, and at all times and make lowest prices.
A!?re Copper Wash
Woodeaware, Nick Nacks.
For assortment, quality and prices it always pays
to trade at
TIIE JO LINE FLEET.
PrepariDK for the Approaching ateaaoa
Tae t-tnin uuU Wbtt la Being
Done to Them.
A Dubuque paper has the following of
Interest pertaining to the famous Dia
mond Jo line of steaners:
The pretent winter is nearing its end
and the Mississippi river, now frost bound,
will soon be as mobile on the surface
us below, flowing majestically toward the
gulf. In view of the coming time for
travel and transportation by water there
is great activity in tbe Diamond Jo office
and at tbe ice harbor here. Capt. John
Kiileen, superintendent of repairs, and
James A. Johnson, superintendent of the
Dtibuqoe boat yard, both well known in
connection with the Diamond Jo line,
have a large force of men at work on tbe
Pitts burg. Mary Mor on and Llbbie Con-
cer. All of these suunch crafts are un
derzoing a thorough overhauling, refit
tiug and painting to prepare tbem for tbe
summer campaign. The interior of tbe
Mary Morton is bemc rearranged in such
a manner that it will nave nine more state
rooms than formerly. The office is to be
taken from the front hall and placed on
one side, giving inert ased room in tbe
front part of the cabin. Bath rooms and
other conveniences which experience has
shown to be necessary will be put on all
The Sidney, Josephine and Josie are
at Quincy. These steamers, as well
as the others, will I e put in first class
shape and condition the entire line of
the "Old Reliable," the Diamond Jo,
glistening with tbe freshness of paint
and varnish, sea wort ay in all respects
and attractive, will be ready to leuve
their wintry restint; places for more
pleasant and active a ork.
Crews for the Diimnnd Jo fleet are
being made up with care and will be an
nounced soon. The programme of tbe
season has not been fully made, but
enough is decided to warrant the state
ment that a daily service will be estab
lished between St. Louis and Keokuk,
and that three boats a week will ply be-
tween Bt. Louis, Rack Island and Bt.
Ont Slae of the Home Life of the Late
Rock lalaad Coaatjr Farmer Ae-
en sea f ttaatatalnc Two Families
11 ma It an i-oasly .
Hillsdale, Feb. 27. In relation to
the article appearing in the Abgub a few
days since relative to the alleged dual life
of Wm. Parker, late of Canoe Creek
township, we have obtained the following
additional facts from the children here as
well as froui disinterested parties con
cerning Mr. Parker. He originally came
to this county with f 500 and bought i
small piece of bluff land and an old team
He then went to chopping cord wood and
hauling It to market until he made
enough to buy another team and was thus
enabled to make more money. About
this time he began to speculate in real
estate and being a shrewd financier, was
very successful in all bis enterprises.
As aoon as the boys were large enough,
he made good use of tbem in
tbe field, raising large crops, while
the mother and girls supported the
family with the butter and eggs told
irom ine place; so mat the money re
ceived from tbe crops was wisely in
vested or put on interest. Mr. Parker
also owned a good farm in Hancock
county, near Warsaw. This place he
sold for $4,000, and apportioned it equal
ly among nis nrst wife's children,
there, each receiving Qve hundred
dollars. This was the amount he
was worth, while living with them, and
all they ever helped him to make. Now,
he wills each of them $183 each, mak
ing. in all, $8,000 he has given the first
childred fl.OOO of wbiob tbe children
here helped him to make.
Mr. Parker camMo this county when
cnancts ror moneys making were good
and by bciug economical and shrewd II
his dealings had amaexed quite a large
amount of money. His money was all
loaned out, . most of the time
in Feb. 13S5. he deeded to each of his
children here forty acres of land, wbioh
was worth about $80 to $35 per acre.
Mr. Parker s wife died about four years
ago. Siuce then he has visited O iio and
Kentucky, aud after his return he mule
his home with bis daugh'e. Mrs. Miilur,
where he died Deo. 19. 1883. The War
saw children were apprised of the fact
of his illness several weeks before his
death, and all that could be found were
telegraphed for at the time of his death
He never brought any Warsaw children
here to live with his second wife.
He was, it is said, divorced from his
first wife before he married a second
time. Tbe children here do not fear any
trouble in regard to tbe validity of the
Pobt Bthojt. Feb. 27.
Tbos. Hogan took in the county seat
Pearsail Bros, shipped hogs to Cbi
Mrs. Charles Armstrong and children
are very sick .
Tbe farmers have been shipping baled
bay this week.
Jessie Cox fell and had bis shoulder
dislocated last Saturday.
Lyman Daily and family expect to
move on their farm next week.
Michael Berry's infant child was taken
sick today irom au overdose or sour
Frank Oenung, who has been attending
the college of physicians and surgeons at
Chicago, is borne on a week's vacation.
The primary department of the public
school has been closed this week on ac
count of the illness of the teacher, Mrs.
Luther Pearsail, Frank Oarnett and
Will Ashdown went to Eirkwood last
Monday to purchase some blooded stock
for their farms.
Oscar Webster stilt holds down the
most prominent Beat in Coynes drug
store. Oxcar will soon have the drug
business down fine.
No loafers today; everybody is taking
in the warm un, and the kids are pre
paring for the usual spring sport of mar
bles, by laying in a supply.
Unlv two law suits so Tar U is week-
Felix Freeland vs A. J. Johnston on
Monday, and 8 imucl Wainwright vs Wm.
Cox, on Tuesday. Ail parties were from
Rapids City. Both trials were before
'Squire Hobart. Fort Byron will have to
build a court house if the law suits cons
For tbe last three or four weeks some
of our boys have been doicg a thriving
business in the way of catching cats and
disposing of them in LeClalre at twenty
five cents apiece. The last batch soured
on the boys' hands, a? the party who was
buying tbem bad a full supply, so, we
suppose, the bowling mob will be turned
loose in town again. If a boy was seen
with scratched hands and face he was
put down as a "cat catcher" at once.
Never mind boys, wait till next winter.
and there will be a demand for tbem
Jack Doyle was as es&ed 90 and costs
for being drunk and disorderly.
Jacob Johnson, of Moline, was fined
$8 and coats by Magistrate Bennett this
morning for intoxication and bounced.
Marshal Brennsn has been advised of
the disappearance from Davenport of
Harry Rbcades, a boy eleven years of age
who was taken in by Secretary Woodruff,
of tbe Moline Y. M. C. A. yesterday, but
from wbom he after' vard escaped. The
young man has doubtless been led away
by ten cent fiction, and will probably
next be beard of upc n the plains fighting
tbe red men.
An ugly cutting atlray, the full parti&
ulars of which are i s yet concealed, oo
curred at tbe homo of "Bole" Wilson,
colored, on Seventh avenue between Sec
ond and Third streets last night. "Suffice
it to say that the participants were Wilson
and another African named Tom Wil
liams, and that the crape grew out of a
Quarrel over a wo nan. and that one
was stabbed in the back by the other.
Tbe police are yet in the dark as to the
At Edgicgton on Tuesday evening,
Rv. T. R. Johnson officiated in the
eeremony which uni .ed in marriage Mr
Frederick Tittering on and Miss Rosa
Powers, both of tbst place.
At the Christian obapel at 8:80 last
evening, Rev. Mr. Piatt united In mar
riage Mr. Frederics W. Sutcliffe and
Miss Dora Stewart, Mr. Henry Kramer
and Miss Lucy Beck acting as attendants.
Tbe bappy young pair were ahowered
with tokens of est jera and congratula
tory greetings. Th groom It a member
n thA wall naner and calnt firm of
Sutcliffe Broi, and very auccesaful
young business man , while the brida la
one of Rock Island's popular - young
ladles. Mr. and Mra. 8. commence
housekeeping at owe. .
AID A WORTHY CAUSE. :- !
The Kxhlbltfoa for Ht. Lake's Hoepl-
tal Bnet-It tiheala be Liberally
Tonight, through the efforts of the
merchant exhibitors at the late Indus
trial fair, the rink will be thrown open
to the public for another cause, one as
the last has been, deserving and com
mendable. As was stated in the Argus
of last evening, the proceeds are to be
devoted to St. Luke's cottage hospital,
and the rink should contain such a con
course of people as was never within its
Today the rink has been a scene of
greit activity, many of the exhibits hav
lag been rearranged and improved, and
some added, while by way of diversion
there will be interesting stage exercises
and a chemical exposition by Mr. Frank
The admission will be but twenty-five
cents, a price within the reach of all.
The rink should be swarmed, and, as
there is practically no expense connected
with the exhibition, the receipts should
be, at tbe least calculation. $500.
Th City Vote a Three. Per Cent Tax
for a ttlKh Brldar to Drury Town,
hip by an I m men Me Majority.
Mcscatine, lows, Feb. 23. The
special election held yesterday upon tbe
proposition to vote a three per cant tax
for tbe construction of a high bridge be
tween this city and a point opposite and
in Drury township, Rock Island county,
resulted as follows: For the tax 1,461;
against the tax 197. Tbe city Is jubilant
over the result.
Milan. Feb. 88
Tbe excellent quality of the ice here
abouts, characteristic of the first part of
tbe season, has so diminished that many
orders have been transferred elsewhere.
Miss Mamie Thompson, who has been
sick with lung fever, under tbe care of
Dr. Wiggins is doing nicely, expecting to
take charge of her school again next Monday.
IvJ. Johnston, one of the engineers
who has charge of locating and general
work of the D., I. & D. R. R. from
Davenport to Independence, la., is
home on a few days' visit.
Mat. Williams, not a resident of Rey
nolds, is at work repairing the Sheldon
property he traded western land for last
tall. We are much pleased to have Mr
Williams among us in the era of our pro
gress. The canning company officials are
much pleased in the progress of making
contracts among the farmera for corn
and tomatoes. They are also arranging
to begin work of building tbe factory
about next week.
E. G. Spencer, who has been among us
as a citizen for a number of years, dis
posed of bis property to tbe Canning
company and is preparing to leave in the
near future to make bis home with his
son, Thomas, loceted in California.
H. L. Franing visited Chicago last
week and while there received an invita
tion to attend the meeting of the tariff
reform league, where he realised the
boundless and never ceasing enthusi
asm with which the proposition is met.
Tbe meeting was a grand success;
the majority of addresses were from the
manufacturing industries and their views
could not have been very pleasing to tbe
grand old protectionists who are ever
bowling for the laboring class, but right
along posting up notices "ten or twenty
per cent reduction," after the campaign is
Don't Get Caught
This spring with your blood full of Im
purities, your digestion impaired, your
appetite poor, kidneys and liver torpid,
and whole system liable to be prostrated
br disease but set yourself into Rood
condition, and ready for tbe changing
and warmer weather, by taking Hood's
Hananarllla. It stands unequalled for
purifying the blood, giving an appetite,
and for a general spring medicine.
The weight of the heart is from eight
to twelve ounoes. it Dealt iw,ww hboi
In twentytf our hours. .
Fresh lettuce and celery at C 0. Trues
dale's. The inauguration howl "I want an
Fine rutabaga turnips at C. C. Trues
dale's. Dresspd chickens and ducks at C. C.
Mr. Wm. Moore, of Rural, made the
Abous a pleasant call today.
Attend the exposition at the fair to
nizht, and aid tbe hospital .
Simon & Mosenfelder still continue to
sell boy's suits for 23 cents.
There are 103 inmates in the county
"poor house at the present time.
Mr. J. F. Munger, of the Rock Island
house, went to Chicago this morning.
Only a few days more in which to get
bargains at Lloyd & Stewart's selling out
Air. lieo. &. lialley today acquired a
controlling interest in the Commercial
Good woolen suits, sUos from 4 to 18
years, only 43 cents at Simon St Mosen
felder'a. Wanted At 1103 .Second avenue, a
competent girl for general housework.
Yeu will be astonished to see how
cheap Simon & Mosenfelder are selling
The Island City club will hold its
regular monthly meeting this evening.
A full attendance is desired.
The morning sheet is already showing
symptoms of the biliousness which at
tacks it about election time.
There has never been a time when
boy's clothing was sold as cheap as at
present at Simon & Mosenfelder's.
R. F. Albertson, of Canastota, N. Y .
is in tbe city to accept a position aa cut
ter at the Rock Island glass works.
H. Sioltenberg, living near Fourth
avenue and Twenty-fifth street, is very
low with inflammation of tbe bowels.
There will be the regular Friday ser
vices at Tiinity church tomorrow at 10 a.
m. Tbe Missionary guild meets at 7 .80
Wanted Good energetic men and
women to solicit. 92 50 and $3 per day.
Address or call on J. . Schaeffer, Gor
don house, Rock Island, 111.
Charles Cox has resigned his position
In Charles Oswald's grocery and will take
a pleasure trip east. Mr. Edward Clem
mons has taken his place.
While eating his dinner at tbe county
poor house Tuesday, John Doyle expired
suddenly of heart disease. He bad been
an Inmate for a great number of years.
Mr. W. H. Munger, of this city. Is un
derstood to be a candidate for the office
of U. S. marshal for the northern dis
trict, the place now filled by Fred Marsh.
Magistrate Bennett today turned over
to County Superintendent Southwell
$135.05, the amount of state case fines
for tbe year which goes into the school
A pleasant and very successful church
affair was tbe presentation at St. John's
church, at Reynolds, last evening of tbe
operatta "Red Riding Hood's Rescue."
Mr. Gustav Elotz. the Misses Minnie
Miller and Rose Yerbury, and others of
Trinity parish, of this city, assisted in
The Rock Island Business Men's asso
ciation has issued a remarkably ueat and
well written book, profusely Illustrated.
setting forth tbe natural and acquired
advantages of their city. It is a valuable
adjunct to Rock Island's boom. The
work was gotten up oy aiessrs. w. f.
Quayle and Harry Simpson, of the Akous
staff, and was printed on the AROOS'
pre? Si. Freeport Bulletin.
We need every inch of space for spring
goods that are coming in dally, and to
make room we will allow our customers
tbe benefit of cqst prices on blankets,
comforts and many other goods that we
do not want to carry over to next season.
Remember, at cost prices and on the pay
ment plan. We carry a full line of bed
ding, also. The Adams, 828 Brady
street. Davenport, Iowa.
Tbe annual meeting of tbe Northern
Illinois High School Teachers' association
of which Principal Hatch is president, is
to be held at Eewanee, March 23 and 28.
Mias Nellie M. Reynolds, of the Rock
Island blgn school, will participate in the
discussions, mis committee has r
ceived replies to a list of questions, from
about 800 representative high schools.
and their report will be of great value in
showing the methods and scope of the
Embrelderlr e Battreae Dress
We have just opened our first importa
tion invoice of embroideries, comprising
7,000 yarda of cambric, nainsook, Swiss
and jacquiuets in all widths from tbe
narrowest edge to the widest flounclngs,
and all prices from two cents upwards.
These goods are of the very latest designs
and contain some very choice and desir
of satteens have been placed on our
counters. It ia but fair to say the way
they are being sold. It Is one of the best
selected stocks of satteena that we have
had the privilege of displaying in this
city. The styles are certainly very choice
and consist of large designs very unique
stripes and plain. Tbe moire effect in
these goods is decidedly striking and yet
not too much, so as to make them ob
DRESS GOODS, SILKS AND TBIMXIXOe.
These stocks will have to be seen to be
appreciated as they afford an almost
limitless field for description. We have
taken special pains to make these stocks
stand out pre-eminently above eyery de
partment in our house. The evening
shades of silks are certainly exquisite.
We shall always be glad to show cus
tomers through the store without pres
sing them to purchase a penny's worth.
Harris. Pursel & Voir Macs.
101. 108 and 105. cor. Second and Brady
streets, Davenport. Iowa.
Conuty nun tunc.
27 John Palmqulst to Gustaf Skatt,
pt lot 7. block 8. W H Edwards' addi
tion, Moline, $175.
C B Kinyon to J B Waldron, lot 8 and
pt 9, block 12. J W Soenwr's addition,
Rock Island, $3,000. and J P Waldron to
Maria W Kinyon, same, $5,000.
L S McCabe to W K Sloan, 50 U block
D, Eilgewood Park. $325.
Uniform Rank, K- of P.
Every Sir Knight who signified his in
tention of joining the Uniform Rank is
urgently requested to be on hand at the
Castle hall Friday evening, March 1,
when the degree will be conferred by vis
iting officers. It is of imperative impor
tance that ail wishing to join should he
on hand. H. O. Cleat eland,
A. D. fiUESlNO.
G. L Etster, Committee.
Istana City CloD.
All members of the Island City club
are requested to be present at the meet
ing Thursday evening. Business of im
portance. John Loonet, Pres.
"Can't eat a thing." Hood's Sarsapa
rilla is a wonderful medicine for creating
an appetite, regulating digestion and giv
Turner Grand Opera House.
Matinee and Night,
Sunday, March 3rd.
Return of the Favorite Comedy Drama,
tifnr it. i i n . n ..i
Produced by a specially selected
Mr. Punch Eobertson
Miss Olga .Von Brause.
Matinee Prices 1& S3. S3 and 50c. Wgat
uiufel. Seat sale at Hacbioger' Art Gallery.
Wednesday Evening, Feb. 27.
Admission 35 Cents.
Good order maintained. Objectionable
characters strictly prohibited.
Street can for Moline after dtoce.
and a fall line of
C. C. Taylor
Under Bock Island Booee.
Secured by Fie9t Mobtoage,
Are the Safest and Best
Investments for a
Ia IS yearn we have loTested over TWO !!
LI OH dollars In this manner without a
loss so tar to any client.
We make a Specialty of Farm Lands,
and spare no pains or expense to keep oar bust-
nes on this oonseivatlva basis.
EVInvestors are Invited to call or writ for de
tail. Completed Loans for ffOO and upwards al-
wa ye on bind (or sale.
AAas a mm a a . i
Jtt&fti&Tfcru DAVENPORT b.
The copartnership heretofore existing under the
nun or wynrse? Bcaneiaer nas uua aay been
dissolved tv matnal consent, Mr. O. L. Wnes re
tains- The boeineee w ll be conducted by toe
remaining Pnuar, jir. tte rge scBoeULer. it.
Q. L WINtt
. Giv. scHaubia, Jr.
Beak Island, reb. 88,1888. . St
Offer this week an unnsually attractive
line of Satteens at
12 1-2 Cents per Yard,
in colorings and designs patterned after late
French satteens choice every one of -them;
also will sho " a large as
in newest effects, figured plains to match.
Prices Lower than last season.
NEW WOOL DRESS GOODS
are arriving; handsome enough to pltaee the most
fastidious, and offered at prices worthy the
attention of closest buyers.
gcgpYou are curdially invited to ex mine.
Hock Island. Illinois.
GREAT CLEARING SALE
Boots and Shoes.
We have also a lot of Misses and Children's Kid
Shoe to close out at cost.
Call and see.
CAUSE & CO.,
1622 Second Avenue.
J. B ZIMMER,
No. 1810 Second avenue, Is receiving dally his stock of
FALL AND WINTER GOODS
of the latest patterns. Call and examine them and remem
ber that he makes his suits up In the latest styles.
HIS PRICES ARE LOW.
Adamson & Ruick,
1 s h 4f A PUTMTCTC
Shops Corner Ninth St., and Seventh Avenue,
Rock Island, 111.
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
!3Second Hand Machinery bought, sold and repaired.
H. D. FOLSOM,
No. 1707 Second avenue, Rock Island.
Catawba, Port, Blackberry and Cherry, only
$1.50 per Gallon,
KOHN & ADLER'S,
POST OFFICE BLOCK.
s3"Send for Price List. P. O. Box 82.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
Kidney and Liver Fills
nrtomi of Lrrrr. IQdarT, Blood aa4 g
ack dleeeeea. These celebrated p lie an feet
top the place of tka more expenalre meieilUe tor
kids and Utct eoaaplainia, and are far seperfoc.
rare eaUy takes, and is fact are the beat ttilnf
ever introdaced for all tUmeeoe of the kidney
and lrrer, tck a dacha, pain ia the back and
ride, krartbam. gnawlM and barniae; palms at tba
pit of tbe stoaoach. reUowakln, coated toagM,
comics' ap of the food after aiino. r ir
of the Udaare. aravl,etc and aa a family pill
they hareaaaqaal. aad aboaid be kapt ia ewiy
it For aiek baadaehe. twm or three at
e; for dyapepeia, ana rmy day before
r: tor dkwrdar M the kidBeTa. two or
three tinea a week ertU tataaradi lor diaorden
of th Uar,aad bOiooanaaa, three ec tow aa ita
GIVE THEM A TRIAL.
HONE EQUAL THEM
Tbs proprlatoT will forward tbem to aa addiees
by BtaU,ea receipt of price.
25 Cts a Bottle.
Cur Coughs, Colds, Hoarseness, Croup
Whooping Cough, Spitting of
Blood and all Diseases
of the Lungs.
One trial ia e l that U aecaasary to eoavtae
roa that it la tbe beat Caagh Hemedy Bud, aa
text time yoa have a tough or cold, call aaa get
Price 10. 96 and 60 cents.
Calljor. circular contalsina; testimonials.
T. H. Thomas.
H . S. Above coeds Shipped to asjr aAStanj ea
reoelpr of the price.