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WE HATE BOUGHT THE
ROBINSON & TALIAFERRO STOCK
Hats and Furnishing Goods
For a Song, and now we sing the Song,
jit. 50 Stiff Hats for 75c. $1 Neckties for 75c.
-2.(h " " $1. 75c " . " 50c.
5 " " 81.25. 50c 35c.
:() " 1 50. 25c " 15c.
3 " " Etc., Etc., Etc.
20 rent Collars, 5 cents.
Underwear, Gloves and Mitts
GOING AT HALF PRICE.
Call early arid get bargains, as time is limited, and goods
Lloyd & Stewart.
,i ii I Yl - : v
m vvt r.rTrRr.B8 of
Ami IV !im in Ar:ints' Matt-rials.
Eu'liinL'i. Sfaiiorwry, Etc.
I fc I S
1 1 P S w
o a 55 a
K fc lb
f 3 1 M
KINGSBURY & SON,
1705 Second avenue.
K1ANN & FLEMING,
Manufacturers of an 1 Dealers in
terCull and wxamine our Goods and prices.
KAUN & FLEMING,
"o. 1811 Second Avenue,
Between Eighteenth and Nineteenth Streets,
(Kn-WflKv-s Bcildwo) ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
WALL PAPER at a BARGAIN
Uve the iargeBt tock ln a aw
WPalntinir n. ROig to make it go.
wd. Rfffi AJ1 work
' SeC0Qd Ave., and 15th street.
TALKING UP THE BRIDGE.
A Mactln Commlttfe IatrTlew
Maj. Maekele-..THe Mont Detra
Mayor Gobble and Messrs. Hayea and
Monroe, comprising a committee of Mus
catine citizens on the bridge project, vis
ited Maj. Mackenzie Tuesday. The
committee found itself preceded by two
other high bridge committees one from
LaCrosse and one frcm Clinton. The
Muscatine gentlemen, however, were
finally given an audience by Maj. Mac
kenzie, who approved of all their plans
o far as they have got e, but there are a
great many matters to te attended to yet.
They will have to wilt until the ice
moves out. and then tie soundings and
surveys will be taken fgaln for one half
or three quarters of mile above the
place the bridge is loctted. Maj. Mac
kenzie said that if the I ridge was located
on Walnut street it would not interfere
with the boat landing, which must be
taken into account. Be also said it was
feasible to have the draw on the first pier
four hundred and some odd fee.t from the
shore, if wanted for a railroad bridge.
After all the plans, sirveys, soundings
and specifications have been made, they
will be sent to Major Mackenzie for his
inspection, and with Lis approval they
are sent to the secretary of war at Wash
ington. If he appro v 38 the plans the
bridge company will proceed to con
struct, but if not, the j.lans must be re
modeled as he directs.
Captain Durham who has control of
the government steamei Qen. Barnard,
was also a party to tie meeting. He
stated that the appropriation of $35,000
made by congress last August for the im
provement of the river between Musca
tine and Fairport will b) used in divert
ing the water which runs into the slough
into the river, to swell the volume ln the
main channel, making it more easily nav
igable during the period of low water.
The delegation has settled upon a
method of procedure in accordance with
Major MacEenzie's suggestions. George
H. Boynton. assistant engineer of the
C. R. I. & P. railway, of Davenport, and
C. F. Lowath, civil engineer of St. Paul
have been engaged to draw up the plans
and specifications for ths bridge.
COU1NTY BIBLE SOCIETY.
A family feud.
The fact that Bobs Wslla has deceived
bis friends by asserting that he was go
ing to Wisconsin on a pleasure jaunt,
whereas in reality he was bound for the
seat of government, has caused no little
Indignation among the political associates
of that gentleman; and nowhere, it is
said, is the feeling so ir tense and bitter
as in the office of the morning paper pub
lished in this city. Thut it partakes of
the nature almost of a domestic affair
and the reason of wrath over the
Boss' cunning is explainable thus:
The senior editor of the institu
tution alluded to has Ion; since fixed his
mouth for the fat and juicy plum of state
patronage, the canal commiasioners'uip, a
genuine "soft snap," to v hlcb there is at
tached an income of f 1.F00 a year and
no work. Coming direcily in the face of
the fact that Rock Island has the con
gressman from this district, the journal
istic aspirant has found his task, one by
no means easy. But as long as
it was the only one souett in the editorial
family, there was in the Eighteenth street
concern internal harmony, no matter
what the friction might lave been in the
cruel world outside. But the Boss' little
scheme has upset '.this condition of dos
mesne unison, and now trowns have sue
ceeded smiles, and rven a dissolution is
threatened. The Bobs if- socially related
to the importation wbos; footprints are
occasionally apparent in the hash pan
of the morning organ. I - will never do
to feed the poor concern an both federal
and stkte pap -much a it needs some
sort of bracing up and -.herein lies the
difficulty. If the Boss cornea home with
that coveted document in his pocket,
there is likely to be just cause for call
ing out the militia.
Of the "Black Flag" pioduction which
it to be given at Harper's theatre tomor
row night, the Patterson, N. J., Mimting
A delighted audience witnessed "The
Black Flag" at the opera house last night.
This entertaining and exciting drama has
tKien played to crowded i.nd enthusiastic
audiences in every city n the country,
and judging from the merited applause
given the players last night, crowded
bouses will greet the con pany to-night,
tomorrow night and at the matinee on
Saturday afternoon. The play has telling
situations and abounds with lessons of
human sympathy, and it s these which
makes ite production and acceptation by
the general public possible. The inno
cent are made to suffer the crimes of the
wicked but virtue triumplit over vice and
all ends well.
Saturday evening the popular favorite,
Kate Castleton appears a: Harper's thea
tre in her great comedy, "A Paper Doll."
The Chicago Eetning Jovrnal says:
Plump, pert and pretty Kate Castleton
is appearing at the Chicago opera house
this week in a new farce comedy entitled
"A Paper Doll." in whioh ahe has the
role of u foundling, and a mighty nice
kind of a foundling sie makes, too.
There is an excuse for s. plot, but it is
lost sight of in the wh rligig of funny
incidents, songs and dances that are fre
quently introduced. As a whole, the
piece is a good one of its kind. Miss
Castleton presents a number of songs, in
eluding the ever-pleasing "Spider and
the Flv" and "For Goodness' Sake, Don't
Say I Told You." The company is a very
creditable one. commendable work being
done by Frank Tannehill. Jr.. the author
of the piece; Bertie Coot.i, Peter F. Dal
lev. Thomas Seabrook. I auline Duffleld
and Ada Deavea. A lar e and laughing
h nil AH witnessed the performance last
Leaaed the Mt. .lasnea.
Mr. n. Birdaell. well known in this
city, and late proprietor of the Morton
house, Nebraska City. Neb., yesterday
leased the St. James Hotel, uavenpon,
of Mr. Gough B. Grant, vho retires from
the hotel business becaut e of ill health
The new proprietor takes possession on
the 15th of this month. The hotel is to
be thoroughly renovated t-ai subjected to
improvements. There hi every reason
to believe that the St. Jainea. under the
aew manager, will be aa prosperous in
the futon as in the past '
Aaaae! (Meeting Treasurer' Report
Election of Officers.
The annual meeting of the Rock Island
County Bible Society was held in the
Broadway Presbyterian church Tuesday
evening, President Stewart presiding.
In the absence of the secretary, Mr. Geo.
Kingsbury was appointed secretary pro
tem. Various reports were read, the
most interesting of which was that of
Treasurer Kingsbury, showing sales of
bibles during the year as follows: At
county depository, $583.19; by branch
societies, $191.55; by the superintendent,
$45 80; total. $775.04.
On motion the chair appointed a com
mittee to nominate officers for the ensu
ing year, composed of Messrs. J. W.
Welch, and J. D. Warnock, aad Rev. A.
B. Meldrum. During the committee's
deliberations, the state superintendent,
Rev, E. G. Smith, made an address upon
bible work, followed by extended re
marks by Rev. G. W. Gue.
The nominating committee brought in
the following list of officers which was
unanimously approved by the association:
President Dr J W Stewart.
Vice President B McKown.
Secretary Rev Geo E Piatt.
Depository and Treasury Geo Kings
Board of Managers For Rock Island.
H D Warnock.U P church; H D Folsom.
Central church: C C Mclntire, Broadway
church; G Dempsey, First Baptist church;
G W Burker, Christian church; J F Rob
inson, First Methodist Eplecopal church;
R Bennett, Ninth Street Methodist Epis
copal church; C Jensen, Swedish Baptist
church; O P Nelson. Swedish Lutheran
church; II Brockman. German Methodist
church. For Moline. A W Wadsworth.
First Baptist church; W J Entrikin, Con
gregational church; P Colseth, Swedish
Lutheran church; Dr Sloan. First Metho
dist church; J Swanson, Swedish Bap
The attention of the executive com
mittee was called to the fact that there
are no bibles in the county jail, and that
steps should be taken to provide some
for such a purpose.
Rev. W. S. Marquis moved that the
next annual meeting he held the first
Sabbath evening in March. 1890, the
place to be designated by the executive
Port Byron, March 6
Will Grove came home to-day.
Louis Karr has moved to town.
John Burns moved into the Ester house
The ice above town is moving some
W. G. Fleming is on the sick list this
Samuel Garnett moved into the George
Larue house Monday.
E. E. Morgan, of Moline. nephew of
Dr. J. W. Morgan, was hrn twday.
Koot. Oil ell has purchased the meat
market formerly owned by Trever and
Frank Skelton talks of renting the
Metzgar building and fitting it up for a
'Squire Wm. Marshall mov.'d back to
bis farm one mile and a half miles east of
Cordova on Monday.
some of our young men think
quite seriously of going to Seattle this
spring, if they have to walk.
There Beema to be no bottom in the
roads, and the people will persist in
moving, even if they have to put on four
G. W. Clark and family loaded two
cars of stock, farming implements and
household goods today to be shipped to
Audubon, Iowa, their future home.
Rev. Harper, D. S Metzgar, A. H.
Wendt. Samuel Moolin, Mrs. John
Schafer and daughter, Mrs. C. C. Coyne
and Mrs Dr. Lyford weut to Rock Island
A. 11. Wendt contemplates erecting a
brick bnilding west of his place of busi
ness on Main street. It is to be 40 by 80
and two stories high. The first story is
to be raised for a town hall and opera
bouse and the second story for lodge
IIillsdaxe. March 6.
Mrs. S. B. Fe aster has been quite sick
for several days.
David Waddell moved on the old Rice
Poplar Grove school closed last Friday.
Several visitors were present.
J. V. Baily and II. P. Hull, of Rock
Island, were here last Saturday.
J no. Liphardt traded is Norman horse
to Arthur Goodrich today for a mare.
Mrs. .dith Marshall, of Nenraska, was
visiting at Mrs. Feaster's last week.
Alf. Asbdown is going to western Iowa
next Wednesday, lie has bought a farm
Gus Maulateadt has returned from an
extended trip over Iowa, Dakota and
Gene Shepherd has moved on the old
Shepherd farm. The old lady has moved
in her house.
Wm. Swift, Mr. Mills' nephew, has re
turned from Wisconsin where he has been
visiting for several months.
There was no preaching at the U. B.
church last Sunday morning on account
of sickness in the ministers family.
J. F. Mills intends to buy grain in about
one month. He has received a car load
of lumber and is prepared for the retail
trade in that line.
Elroy E. Camp, of Haven, Iowa, and
Miss Kate Grennell, of Moline, were mar
ried in Moline last Wednesday by the
Rev. Read. Both the parties are well
known here. They go to Dakota this
week where Mr. Camp and bis brother-in-law
will cultivate a section of land this
Yesteiday being the sixty-ninth birth
day of Mrs. J. M. Walker, several of her
children and relatives gathered at her resi
dence to enjoy an old fashioned visit. A
pair of gold-banded spectacles were pre
sented to each of the old couple after
which an elaborate dinner was served
and was done justice to by the guests.
To Consider Parlo.
A meeting of the owners of real estate
fronting on Second avenue will be held
tomorrow afternoon at the room of the
Citizens' Improvement association at half
past three o'c'.ock.to consider the paving
of Second avenue. All persons interest
ed are especially requested to be present
General Schmidt, of the Sun Accident
association, has bad considerable experi
ence in laying brick pavement for street
nurnoaes. and upon invitation he has
kindly consented to meet with the prop
erty owners of Second avenue at this
meeting and give them whatever infor
mation he has gained on the subject of
bnok for street pavement.
' Tha matter tnr wonder and astonish'
ment is this: When Remus jumped over
his brother's little city wall, how were bis
sprains and braises cured without Salva
Nice Bananas and grapes at May's.
Mr. Gephardt Raible is at Hot Springs,
Louis Wilson, of Rural, paid the city a
Skating at the rink Thursday evening
Admission 10 cents.
Twenty pounds of German prunes for
$1 at C. C. Truesdale'B.
The street gang is out, and a long
suffering public rejoices.
Take your tickets to Long's and get
two bars of Badger soap for a nickle. ,)
J. C. Bromley, of this city, has re-1
ceived a patent on a steam actuated
Nice sweet potatoes, Florida and Call
forma oranges, lettuce and spinach at
Messrs. Jacob Wait and Will Davis, of
Rural, were among the callers at the Aa-
ous office today.
Mrs. Fred Hass, who has been very ill,
is now pronounced by her physicians to
be out of danger.
A choice lot of baby carriages sold on
easy terms at The Adams, 833 Brady
Rev. Dr. John H.Brown, late pastor
of the U. P. church, this city, has re
turned from Colorado.
The democrats carried Muscatine yes
terday by the good old-time majority re
electing Mayor Gobble.
Maj L. M. Buford is convalescent, as
all will be pleased to know. lie was able
to comedown stairs yesterday.
J. M. Buford offers for sale at a great
bargain the Swiler residence on Second
avenue near Eleventh street.
Messrs. Chas. Sutcliffe and Joseph
Lerch have withdrawn from the firm of
Druckmiller. Sutcliffe, Lerch & Co.
Don't let your little ones go bareheaded
when you can buy a good hat or cap
for 15 cents at Lloyd & Stewart's.
It is possible that Friday and Saturo
day, of this week, will be the last days
in which you can buy goods at your own
prices at Lloyd & Stewart's.
Conductor A. Rogers has been promos
ted from a fieight run to the late Con
ductor Rand's train between Rock Island
and Sterling on the C, B. & Q.
Lloyd & Stewart will open tomorrow
morning a nice line of spring hats and
caps for Ctifldren. One-dollar hats and
caps 25 cents; 75-cent hats and caps 15
A few more of those choice blankets
and comforts left and they will be closed
out at less than cost. Terms easiest ever
known. The Adams, 322 Brady street,
A young vandal broke a number of the
windows of the First Baptist church this
afternoon with a sling shot. There is a
law against carrying these dangerous
weapons, which Marshal Brennan should
Miss Magie Griffin left for Kansas
City last evening to visit her brother John
Griffin, who lives there. She was ac
companied to the depot by a number of
her friends and relatives.
Prof. John Biehl. of Kewanee, the
former Rock Island citizen and musician.
is in the city, and contemplates moving
back to Rock Island. John's many
friends would like to see him here again.
We are offering special inducements on
parlor suites, easy chairs, carpets and all
kinds of bedding for the next ten days
while we are enlarging our store. Terms
easy. The Adams, 322 Brady street,
A representative of an eastern cotton
and woolen mill syndicate is in the city
and thinks favorab'y of locating a mill
here. This is onlv one of several im
portant outside enterprises that are to
come to Rock Inland during the coming
The funeral of the late Conductor
Fred E. Rand will occur at 9 o'clock to
morrow morning, with services at the
late residence of the deceased, 107 Thlr
teenth street, from there to Lvndon
cemetery at Lyndon, 111., by special train
on the O.. B. & Q , leaving Rock Island
at 10 a. m.
The following bit of startling informs
Hon on which the Arods confesses it
was "scooped," appears this morning In
the columns of the sheet published In
this city: "An exciting dog fight look
place on the First National bank corner
yesterday afternoon, between dogs be
longing to Charles Long and John O'Con-
The city council, of Davenport, last
night adopted an ordinance fixing the
salary of the mayor at $500, the alder
men $800. the city attorney $1,200, and
the city clerk $1,000. Rock Island has
been paying its mayor $500 and its clerk
$1,203 for several years, and it is under
stood some of the aldermen favor raising
the city executive to $1,000.
Thla May be the Beaeon.
Those knowing the tendency of the
morning sheet to conduct its local col
umns according to the bias or preju
dice of its editors, have been curious to
know what personal animosity interfered
with the publishing of the report of the
proceedings of the State Board of Phar
macy until this morning, when the ninety
students bad all left the city. The rea-'
son may be surmised. The synonymy
of drug clerks and bar tenders in Kansas
probably had Us effect upon the yahoo,
bat there is a very marked contrast be
tween the duties that Kansas imposes
upon druggists and those demanded by
the state of Illinois.
Ia Hie New qeartere.
A representative of the Argds dropped
in the merchant tailoring establishment
of J. B. Zimmer this morning and found
him hard at work and happy, with the
sunlight shedding its rays over his tables.
Mr. Zimmer is now at home In bis new
location, having his stock displayed ln
an elegant manner. His new quarters
have been handsomely repapered and It
can be safely said that there is no finer
west of Chicago. Mr. Zimmer . is
a square business man who has mads
a success of the business. He deserves
all that he is achieving ana more
Hood's Sarsaparill is peculiar in itself
a&4 superior to all other preparations la
strength, economy, and nedielnal merit.
A Baa Boy.
Last evening Judge Adams sent Eddie
Lafferty, a fourteen year old boy, to the
reform school at Pontiac for three years.
The boy lives in Moline.and on February
27 drew a revolver on his mother and
threatened to shoot her. He is one of
those boys that the law cannot take hold
of too early in life.
State of uhio, City of Toledo, i
Lt7CAB Couhtt. S. 8. f
Frank J. Chknet makes oath that be
is the senior nartner of the firm of F. J.
HPhesky & Co., doing buriness in the
city oi ioieao, uounty ana state ai ore
said, and that said firm will pav the sum
of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each
and every case of Catarrh that cannot be
cured by the use of Hall's Catarrh
Curb. FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in
my presence, this 6th day of December,
A. D , '86. A. W. GLEASGN,
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally
and acts directly upon tbe blood and
mucus surfaces of the system . Send for
testimonials, free. F. J. CHENEY &
CO.. Toledo, O.
sBTSold by druggists, 75c.
The undersigned would respectfully
announce to his friends and tbe public
that he is a candidate for township col
lector, subject to the will of the demo
cratic city township convention.
C. A. Stiel, - - Manager.
ONE M0HT ONLY,
FRIDAY, MARCH 8.
The Favorite Xew York Comedian, WM.
-In the thrilling aod popular melodrama
The Black Flag,
So ported by an able and powerful company
and presenting the original reenery, mus
ic, propert.es, mechanical effects,
etc., of the great L'nion
A perfect production of a magnificent play.
"And TnERK Ye Ark."
Cb as. A Steel, - Manager.
ONE NIGHT ONLY,
SATURDAY, MARCH 9.
Not one but 1000 laubs. Ever welcome appesr
pearence or the Idol of the fun loving public.
Miss Kate Castleton
And her Kamons Company of Comedian?, under
the management of Mr. Harry I'htllipft.
t resenting the latent laughing success,
A Paper Doll!
To a prudent .ereon 'twould furnit-u, have fur
nistied. an unity of lauehter for life.
Mis Castleton will introduce f e greatest of
all succ s, "For Goodness sake Don't say I
PH1CES 45. 50 ani 73 cents. Seats on sale
at Clumann Ik Salzmann's.
Wednesday Evening, March 6.
Admission 35 Cents.
Good order maintained. Objectionable
characters strictly prohibited.
Street cars for Mollns after dance.
and a full line of
C. C. Taylor
Under Rock Island Bouse.
Brownson the Hatter, -
Second and Main street,
Monday Horning, March 4. Mclntire Bros, will open the
To try to give a description of all the well, we won't worry
you with even an attempt at a description. But we hare the
goods in quantity, quality. We quote a few only.
Elegant all-wool flannel, 25c per yd bargain.
Red finch flannels, 40 inch, broadcloth finish, 41c per yd.
Paisley sacking flannel, 64 Inch. 55c.
Rotnma flannels, 53 inch (elegant) 58c.
1,000 yards of choll, at 7c per yd.
We could go on at length giving prices, but come in and see
us any way.
Elegant Henriettas, all shades, silk and wool.
Tamise cloth in all shades.
Roba patterns, Sicilian cloths, Mariettas, Sebaitapole, Otto
mans, melrose, nun's Telling.
We show six shades in perfection broadcloth.
Our line of black goods is complete.
Very sorry we have no more room to tell you of trimmings
but if you come In and see, you will say we have the most ele
gant line of ornaments in all the shades, and our line of Per
sian trimmings the most beautiful.
Hock Island. Illinois.
A Mammoth Stock
LARGER THAN EVER:
and three times as large as any other establishment in
this city can be seen at the popular store of
CLEMANN & SALZMAMJ.
They buy direct from the Manufacturers, thus saving the
wholesale dealers' profits and are enabled to command the
No. 1523 and 1525 Second Ave.,
The only Double Front Store in Rock Island.
Secured bt First Mortgage,
Are the Safest and Best
Investments for a
In IS rear wa hava luvatud orr TWO XIL
tlOH dollars ln this manner without a
lots so far to any chant.
We make a Specialty of Farm Lands,
and spare no pains or espsnse to keep oar buii'
nest on this eonaerratiT basis.
tdflnrMtor are invited to call or write for da
Ulla. Completed Loaoa for WOO and upwards al
ways on hand (or aale.
IAWt gyjSI Q tti tea
J B ZIMMER,
No. 1810 Second aVenne, is receiving dally his stock of
FALL AND WINTER GOODS
of the latest patterns. Call and examine them and remem
ber th&t he makes his suits np in the latest styles.
HIS PRICES AEE LOW.
Sterling Silver and Plated Ware,
Gold-Headed Canes, Spectacles
Other Optical Goods
No. 1827 Second Avenue.
Steam Cracker Bakery,
AIUTAOTTf ME Of 01ACX1M AMD lUCflT.
Ask jour Grocer (or taana. Tkey an beat.
OT Specialties : Tbe Cbrlaty "OTITI1" as Oe OUUtf "tllll."
; ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
Catawba, Port, Blackberry and Cherry, only
$1.50 per Gallon,
KOHIST & ADLER'S,
POST OFFICE BLOCK, . ; ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
GTSead for Price List. P. O. Box 83.