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1?HB BQGK IST?TO AHGU8; MONDAY MARCH 1U 18S0.
As Things Go,
WE WILL SELL
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
in.I stl this week if they last 80 long.
White Crochet Bed Spreads
HO cents each,
Hollar irke .ne half more, snd mill
Boiht-r biuger and better bargain.
JJnrtcil. not all Hip same quality, ti go
Choic at 89 cents.
vmvf puiil f 125 to II 40 for them
,1 w wll 'loiio aL'ain before the sea
'" i, pVl.r, The nbj-'ct to dose them
'1't nt the room lor a bin l c tb
wy Hint t' ailYiTtian this department
ONE TWO, THREE
h pec i al things in
White Marseilles Quilts.
An etrlv purchase bought before our
,etfu'r line. They are juat a llttie in
tbf way We'll do what we ran to move
... ' Thni' iiririe named for the lot.
ijS,1 f-J 5" and 8 00 none worth loss I
,h,n 4 '. I Late novelties In Jersey G ods just in
It pavs more than ever this spring to trade at
1714. 1710. 1719. 1720 and 1723 Sbcond Avencr, Rock Island.
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And Dealers in Artists' Materials,
Ku'lnnirn, Stationery. Etc.
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VW str tliw Western agents for tbe stove manufactuies
of Taplix, Rice & Co., and carry tbe largest stock of
stoves west of Chicago. In baying of urf you virtually
uv of the manufacturers and at lower prices tban any
retail dealer can afford to make. It will pay you to see
us ber.ji.y'n fyUy anything in the shape of a "stove.
WILURD BAKER & CO.,
Opposite Harper House. Rock Island.
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This week will occur our annual Pearl
Button sale. This is destined to be tbe
largest season Pearl Buttons have ever
18, 20, 33. 24 and 20 line Pearl Buttons,.
1 Cent a Dozen.
Pearl Buttons for White Goods, all
wash goods, colored Pearl Buttons for
Salterns. Wool Dress Goods ant Silks.
A Job 18 line Super Pearls
T Outs a Dozen.
BALL PEARL BUTTONS.
8c. IOj. 12. 14a.
Special prices thatcunnpi be duplicated
bv other dry goods bonnes. In ronnec-
tion with Pearl Button sale wo will offer
a large assortment colored metal buttons
worth 10c to 18c at 4 cents a dozen.
None worth less than 10;:.
KINGSBURY & SON,
1705 Second avenue.
at a BARGAIN
ni m 1om4 w iel M(1 r
Higio dona on ibort tollc All work
Btrest. SUTCUFFE BEOS.
MINDING ONE'S BUSINESS.
The Religiou of Abstinence
Rev. A. B Meldruai Keaka Ilia Jliod
Ahoat 4stps aid Meanaal Jtonttrn
Aa 1 niereatlnii Hernon Eiaat Ev
en I nr.
In the Central church last evening.
Rev. A. B. Meldrum took for bis subject:
"Tbe Religion of Minding One's Own
Business," and preat bed on the text John
"What Is that to thee Follow ihou rae."
Mr. Meldrum said this is what Christ
said to Peter in answer to the inquiry as
to what was to become to the beloved
disciple. John. It was just as though he
had said: "Now Peter, don't worry your
self about John. I will take care of him.
Your recent conduct might teach you the
necessity of being a little more anxious
about yourself. Leave John to my csre
and follow thou me." This rebuka was
not lost on Peter. Ilenceforth he did
follow Cbiist follo-ved him to the death
counting it a supreme honor to seal by
bis death the testimony of his life.
We may draw sonio salutary and very
practical lessons from this rebuke which
Christ administered to Peter. We are
all prone to pause in tbe work which
God has given us to do, and to vex our
selves and waste God's time by wander
ing about, and meddling with things
which concern us very liule.
1. Is it not true that we puzzle and
distract ourselves a great deal with re
gard to the mysteries of revelation and
Degloct the things which God has clearly
revealed? We get hold of a pair of doc
trines one relating to God, the other re
lating to man; we trv to harmonize them,
but we can't not bi cause they are irre
concilable, but because we are finite be
Insfs. who "see through a glass darkly,"
but we vex ourselves with our vain at
tempts to solve the problem while God is
saying to us: "Waat is that to thee?
Follow thou me." God's word tells us to
pray, but we want to know why, and bo
instead of praying "e begin to analyze
prayer, and the more we analyze it the
more inexplicable ii seems, Instead of
minding our own business, and doing
what God bids us Co, we get to argu
ing about It and we lecome so perplexed
with our reason ingH that we can't bear
God say to us: "What is that to thee?
Watch and pray ; prny without ceasing."
So, also, we get to d scussing the admis
sion of sin into the v-orld and neglect tbe
means God has provided for its cure.
"Whyilid omnipotence allow it? Why
not have preserved the world from its
taint and humanity, from its havop? Why
must suflering, and famine, and wrecks,
and battlefields, and sickness, and sor
row, and death, still revel in the midst of
the human family? How shall we recon
cile these with God's love and omnipo
tence?" And whenv.'e have fairly worn
ourselves out with our speculations, we
are as near the solution as we were when
we started out, and while we have been
trying to fathom the purposes of the
eternal God, the etf rnal God has been
saying to' us: "What is that to
thee? Believe in the Lord Jesus
Christ and thou shall be saved." As to
what we must do to inherit eternal life,
as to how we must live in order to please
God and benefit our fellow men, there
can be no doubt, no speculation; every
thing there is plain.
2. Then again, when we take "popu
lar sentiment" as the criterion of our con
duct Christ says this, "what is that to
thee? follow thou me." Popular senti
ment is sometimes right, but it is very
often wrong. God Joes not count by
ma jorities. The scriotures have given us
a clear and definite standard. Itls this:
That course of conduct only is eood
which is so when judged by the law of
God. But tbe standiird taken by tbe mas
jority is not the law of God. but the law
f man. They ask ln.w does the world
judsre?" "what shall Kati-fy human opin
ion?" Instead of haung u fixed and ab
solute standard in nur own breast we
adopt the sliding seal? of fashion, cus
tom and society; I . isn't exactly right I
know, but then everybody does it." How
often do we bear sut b language. "What
is that to thee?" ays Christ; "follow
thou me." If you are worthy the name
ot man judjre for ycurself aad act for
yourself. Weakness looks around to see
what is popular. Manliness looks with
in to see what is right; self-respect lies
at the bottom of true manliness, a juat
and dignified self-esteam which will not
abuse itself before men or things. Too
many of us drift with the popular tide,
and have no personal .ties, no opinions,
no self reliance, no incisive vigor. God
help you and me to treat with scorn the
cowardly prudence which dares not act
until it asks, "whet will others sav?"
what will others think? What does It mat-
u r what they shall ear or do or think so
long as God and conscience approve our
course? What the world needs is men
with a back bone of silid principle, men
who have the courage of their convic
tions and are not afra d of a anoer; men
rich in the higher qualities of manhood;
men of moral courage which makes its
possessor ruler of himself steady in
doing what is right, aid resisting what is
wrong , and raises him above tbe cliques
and customs and shsn s of tbe world.
8. "What is that t ) thee? follow thou
me." I bat is what imrist says to the
man who is so busy d scovering and de
nouncing tbe sins of Lis neighbor that he
has no thought tor bis own. In every
community there ars those who fully
answer the discriptioti given by the poet
of htm who
"Devotes to tcandal M congenial mind,
Uimialf a living libel .in mankind."
Indeed, most of us live in glass bouses.
The contradictions wulch arise in human
character are simply incredible. How
painfully pious we will be on one side
of our nature, and with what
villainous grace of manner will we hob
nob with the devil, on the other. It
shows that tbe best of men are but men
at tbe least, and how needful it is, that
before we foam at the mouth about other
peoples' shortcomings, we see that our
reckonings are not seriously out at their
corners. Scandal mongers are always
cowards. The devil is their master.
They are the meanest pest of the com
munity. Beware of the mudslinger!
When you find a man who is forever
dwelling upon the shortcomings of his
neighbor, rest assured that he has an in
terest in doing bo. He is conscioua of
the mean standard which measures his
own life, and can't be happy unless when
trying to bring others down to his own
level. You bave beard something mean
about vour neighbor, have you? You
want to repeat it, do you? Now don't I
"What is that to thee ?" Look back over
the best day you ever spent and you will
find ataina uDon it. "Let him that is
without sin cast the f rst stone?
"The church is fill of hypocrites,"
says many a man. "W bat is that to thee?
Fellow thou me," atys Christ Who
tausht vou to iudae of Christianity by
the imDerfect IreDrese lUtions of it you
see around you? Do you conclude that
Raohael was not a en at painter, Decausa
von' have seen some blundaroua copy of
one of Raphael's niaater-piecesT -You
have more sense. Does the fact that
there are hypocrites iithe church make
Christ lest worthy ot your following?
Christ calls upon you to judge of His
religion by what yon discover Him to be
not by what you see His imperfect
followers to be There may be cowards
in the ranks, but the captain of one sal
vation li the "Chief among ten thou
sands." "Follow tbou me," says Christ,
it will be time enough to rebuke tbe
hypocrites in the church when you show
Lthatyou are something better. When
you stand before tbe judgment seat you
will not be asked what kind of christians
your neighbors were but how you fol
lowed Christ how you advanced bis
cause and performed bis will. God help
us all to mind our own business and
when we are tempted to pronounce
iudgement upon others may we bear our
Master saying to us "What is that to
thee? Follow thou me."
That Bad Boy AgalnA Yoonc Devil
-Oihrr CaaeaoT Mlndemeannr.
The Argus a few days ago alluded to
the depredntiona about town of an im
pudent and evily disposed boy about six
or seven years of age. The young one
seems to bave tbe inborn instincts of a
fiend and to delight in tbe destruction of
property, and tbe use of the most inde
cent language. The Arods has spoken
of the imp's impudence to business men
whose places he . has entered and the
devilish disposition he has shown when
ordored out; the moat profane and
abusiye language imaginable escaping tbe
lips of the urchin.
Nor are his depredations of a harmless
nature. A few days ago he was caught
breaking the windows of the First
Baptist church, and this morning
Manager Bollnian of tbe rink captured
him as he was hurling rocks through the
windows of that building. Mr. Bol'.man
carried him to police headquarters, but
he was not received. Saturday he broke
an Immense plate glass light in the front
of one of our best business houses
while committing other acts not quite so
destructive. Marshal Brennan has been
notified, but has done nothing, tor the
reason that he does not know what to do
Tbe little villun is too young to send to
a reform school, yet be has already been
guilty of more evil and deviltry than
most of tbe boys in such institutions.
State's Attorney O'Mara said this morn
ing that he knew of no way within the
provision of tin statutes of reaching the
Yet it does seem that there ought to be
some manner of suppressing this young
scamp, and the most natural way would
be to learn what kind of training he has
For several days the police have been
warned of the existence in the city of dogs
manifesting symptoms of hydrophodia.
The police bave accordingly been on the
lookout for the dangerous curs, and Offi
cer Cary has already dispatched two
brutes and Officer Sexton has shot one,
all showing vicious dispositions. All of
the dogs killed however, bad bitten
Wylie Swiser, a gentleman of Africa,
was fined 95 and costs this morning for
being drunk and disorderly.
Wm. McCord was arreBted by Officer
Baker this morning for assaulting S.
Peterson, and bound over to the circuit
Tomorrow Xtaht'a Maaieale.
The following is the excellent pro
gramme of the musicale to be presented
at the First M. E. church tomorrow even
ing: PART FIRST.
1. OrcnnSolo Prof. S T. Bowl by
ii. Ladiei yurtrfe..Mr. O. . Lambert. UUdta
Harmon, Bcbnitger aud Fiupatrlck.
S. Piano Duett. ..Mra. Cropper and Mrs. Darrow
4. Recitation Mra. W. C. C li nn
t. Vocal Solo Mr. J. K. Cooke
0. Mandolin and Guitar Duet Meaara. Will
Stengle and Geo. Btroable.
1. Piano Solo Miss Buale Stoddard
5. Male Quartette.. MeaKra. Collina, Dodge, Gue
8. Recitation Mr. W. C. Collins
ornet Polo Prof. Wogdvatt
Vocal Solo Mra. 6. K. Lambert
Xylophone Solo Prof. Woodyatt
Mixed Quartette. .Mra. Lambert, Mlaa itogue,
Messrs Dodge and Collins.
Admission 15 cents, or two admis
sions 25 cents.
RevolotlOD of a Roller Kink.
The Banner roller skating rink at Dav
enport, has been leased for five years for
livery stable purposes. Tbe building has
had a varied career. Built in 16S5 for a
rink, it was two years later converted
into tbe Olympic theatre. Then It be
came the Salvation Army barracks; then
the headquarters of tbe Davenport re
publican club in tbe late campaign a
marked contrast with the purpose for
which it was used just before, though
one organization accomplished about as
much in Davenport as the other then it
became a genera! hall, and now a livery
stable. The Rock Island rink has not
had such a checkered experience, nor is
it likely to undergo such a fall. There is
more probability of it becoming a fac
Uoina to Nrbraaka to lave.
Mr. Tbos. W. Glenn and family, late
of Colons, Henry county, are
the guests of Mr. Jno. W. Huntoon. of
this city. They are en route for Guten
berg, Davidson county. Nebraska, where
Mr. Glenn went one week ago to arrange
for the reception of his family. Mr.
Glenn served bis township as assessor and
collector.and also served his country as a
member of company H, 120th Illinois In
faotry volunteers during the rebellion.
He has always taken a prominent part in
all public and social affairs in the vicinity
in which be resided, and is a citizen that
will be missed in Colona township.
Supt. Schnitger, of tbe Holmes syndi
cate, had a force of men at work yester
day putting in the permanent street car
crossings over the C , B. & Q. and 0.,
R. . & P. tracks at the foot of Twenty
This morning a force was put at work
nutting in the curves at Second and
Third avenues at Fifteenth street, and
getting in readiness for the occupancy of
the new road a soon as other things are
Mr. Henry Schroeder has removed his
butcher shop to Ho. Tin 1 wentietn street.
next doer to Hansgen's grocery, where he
has a nicer and cleaner shop. I be new
establishment is supplied with all the
conveniences for tbe prosecution of his
business, and will always be supplied
with flrstclass meat.
Tt'rw Dry ttoeda more. In Cotter's
Block, Davenport, Kow Open,
We are glad to announce to the people
of Davenport, Rock Island and Moline
and vicinity that we are now ready to
sell goods. Our stock of spring goods,
comprising an elegant line of silks. Bilk
plushes, velvets and all kinds of woolen
dress goods in the new shades as well as
staple colors, is most complete. Also,
we match our dress with the latest de
signs in trimmings, including the Persian
bands, novelties in L'impretris stripe
pilks, stripe and check surahs, In
dia Bilks, jets and silk gimps.
We make a separata department
for ladies' hosiery and under
wear, and you can not find a more com
plete stock anywhere. The same might
be said of our domestic department Here
we are able to show a magnificent assort
ment of Scotch ginghams in plain, checks
and stripes, French sateens, etc. We
keep an immense lino of lace curtains,
shawls, beaded spring wraps and jackets
of all kinds. Besides all this we carry a
full stock of notions. In this depart
ment It Is impossible to particularize.
Let it be enough to say that the new
double store in Cutter block, corner
Second and Brady streeu.ls full to over
flowing with new and desirable goods
of all kinds, at prices to meet your en
tire approval. We have no old shelf-worn
or moth eaten goods to show you, and
this is a great deal. Then, too, we bave
bought our stock ou a lower market than
was evtr known in the history of the dry
goods trade. This is a great deal more.
We most cordially invite you to call and
examine our goods and prices. We shall
take pleasure in showing you, whether
you buy or not. We shall devote all our
efforts to please you and to sell you what
you want at correct prices.
Yours very respectfully,
Gko. Vinnedok & Co.,
In Cutter's block, Dayenport, Iowa.
Onion sets at C. C. Truesdale's.
Spring gloves at the Golden Eagle.
"Pique" at Harper's theatre tonight.
Schindler hats at the Golden Eagle.
Choice bananas at C C. Truesdale's.
Seasonable underwear at the Golden
Golden Eagle, sole agent for the Schin
Supervisor II. O Norton, of Hampton,
was in the city today.
Boys' and Misses' blouse waists, a full
line just in at the Golden Etgle.
The Schindler hat is the best hat in the
market; price $4 only to be had at the
Thomas M. Corns, one of tbe solid
farmers of Coal Valley township, was in
the city today.
Tbe Golden Eagle is still selling all
linen 4-ply collars at 8 cents; cuffs two
pairs for 25 cents.
The "Blooming Idiots" is the rather
suggestive title of a new ladies' social
society formed in this city.
Boys' and misses' Steamer caps in all
the latest colors at the Golden Eagle;
also a fnll line of ''English" swell caps.
Mr. and Mra. Fred Kaon gave an en
joyable progressive euchre party at their
home, 611 Tenth street. Saturday even
ing. The concert to be given at the First
M. E. church tomorrow night embraces
tbe.best professional and arnaiuer musi
cal talent in the city.
Miss Jennie Goldlhwaite, the star of
the Baldwin Comedy company, is a
cousin to Messrs. S. T. and D. Roy
Bowlby, of this city.
Almost every seat for the opening en
gagement of the Baldwin combination at
Harper's theatre tonight has been sold.
The company is a deservedly popular
Mr. Charles Reiher. of Coal Valley.
leaves this week, for North Platte. Neb.,
to visit friends, and may, (possibly, locale
there. His many frieuds will wish him
"For goodness' sake don't say I told
you, but tne Golden feagle is showing
the finest and cheapest line of spring
overcoats ever brought to this city. In
Tbe Golden Eagle although not an
nouncing prices every dy is still in tbe
ring with the largest and cheapest line of
boys' and children's clothing ever shown
in this city.
The Banner waists and blouses are ac
knowledged by all to be the best Golden
Eagle sole agent. Just received, an im
mense line. Call and examine before
The Upper Mississippi turn gemende
at its annual meeting at Dubuque yes
terday decided to hold Its meeting next
year in Rock Island, when it will locate
tbe turn fest of tbe district.
J. M. Hutchinson, of Rural, is the first
township collector to turn bia books in to
County Treasurer Schafer. They show:
levy. $8,472.81; delinquent, $825.88;
collected. $6,146.48. number of dogs. 79.
Mr. W. S. Robinson will soon move to
Chicago for permanent abode, having
accepted a position as traveling salesman
for the Yale Lock Company, with head
quarters in Chicago.
Citizens talked of for tbe mayorality
nomination in addition to those hereto
fore mentioned, are Geo. W. Henry on
the democratic side, and J. J. Reimers
and John Orubaugh among the repub
licans. The ice in the river made a break over
toward tbe Iowa shore this afternoon,
but there was no general movement.
There is a big gorge between the islands
below tbe.cities, but as far up as Rock
ingham the river is clear.
A circular has been received from tbe
general offices of the Diamond Jo line at
Dubuque, announcing that the duties of
general freight agent have been assigned
to Mr. Fred A. Bill, in addition to those
of his present position, with tbe title of
general passenger and freight agent.
Dr. George E. Merryman, of Moltne,
has sold his pair of fine by steppers to C
H. Elmerdorf, a wealthy real estate deal
er at Kearney, Neb. The consideration
was f 1,000. Tbe doctor is well satisfied
with his bargain, and Is now looking
around for another team. He will have
a hard time to find anything in horse
flesh to equal this team of finely matched
bays, which were the admiration of
. The bite of the worm at tbe root
withers the leaf at the top. Use War
ner's Log Cabin Extract for Internal and
May Dane for St. Patrick.
At St. Joseph's Catholic church yes-,
terday morning, Rev. Father Thomas
Mackin prefaced bis sermon by announc
ing to his congregation that St. Patrick's
d ty coming on Sunday, the annual ball
might properly be held on either Satur
day or Monday evening, but that had his
advice been asked he would have recom
mended Monday evening. The day was
one of such universal, patriotic and relig
ious importance to tna Irish people, and
one of such great joy that Catholics,
though forbidden from dancing in Lent,
might, on this particular occasion, attend
the ball, to be held Saturday night.
An Annoying; Habit.
A portion at least of the Rock Island
theatre going public has fallen Into a
very bad appearing, unpleasant and an
noying habit. It is to become restless
and make movement toward the door to
ward the close of the last act. This was
quite noticeable Saturday evening, when
a start was made at least five minutes
before tbe curtain fell. Miss Caslleton
and those on the stage seemed greatly
mortified at tbe uncomplimentary spirit
thus manifested. Such conduct Is very
anLoying not only to those on tbe stage
and to tbe remainder of the audience, but
to good taste as well.
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.
The light brigade The gas compa
nies. HARPER'S THEATRE.
C. A. Steel, - Manager.
One Solid Week Saturday Matinee
Monday, March I Ith.
MR. TIIEO. STARK,
Miss JENNY GOLDTHWAITE
Baldwin Comedy Co.
In a select repertoire, presenting Monday
A Great Success.
Scale of Prlc Gallery 10c. Balcony Sic: re
eervrd rettn 30c. .Entile flret floor 30c. Boi
seals 50c. Reserved seats without extra charire
at t'lemann Kallmann's Change of play ec b
night. Watch for the Grand Soutincra.
The copartnership heretofore rxis'ine under
the Arm name of Drackmlller, Sutclllfe, Lerch A
Co., has this day been dissolved by mutual con
sent . Druckmlller A. Co. will assume all liabili
ties and receipt for monies due the firm.
-'. R. St'TCLlFFK.
Rock Island, III., Feb. 4. 1S8H.
Mr, Joseph Lerch and C. R. Sutcllffe have
formed a copartnership under the firm name of
Lerch Smcllfle, to carry on the painting and
paper hanging buainesa, at No. 1820 Third ayenue.
Wednesday Erening, M'cli 13.
Admission 35 Cents.
Good order maintained. Objectionable
characters strictly prohibited.
Street cars for Moline after dance.
CHAS. BLEI ER.
and a full line of
C. C. Taylor
Coder Rock Island Bouse.
Brownson the Hatter,
AO KMT FOR
Second and Main street,
We oiler Farm Loans aa follows:
Iowa and Missouri 6 J.
Nebraska and South Dakato 7.
Unable, to get get 7 per cent Iowa ond Missouri
Loan, we can recommend, we are compelled to
reduce our rate to t per cent..
In Nebraska and South Dakota 7 per cant
command the best loaas.
In Iowa and Missouri cheap Eastern Money
has forced Choice Loans to 8 per cent
or even e per cant.
fcVlnveator are invitad to Inspect loans we
have on band for sale. .
sThftusai A-ai i saw si
t3B6BtU,VaiH jtAVUOtOR t In
Hock: Island. Illinois.
A Mammoth Stock
jime seti ! 'MM i ii r Till 1 ifgimmmlj
' mi i sin fei jkJir
1 1 ii ilili f I
LARGER THAN EVER:
and three times as large as any other establishment in
this city can be seen at the popular store of
CLEMANN & SALZMANN.
They buy direct from the Manufacturers, thus saving the
wholesale dealers' profits and are enabled to command the
lowest pi ices.
No. 1523 and 1525 Second Ave.,
The only Double Front Store in Rock Island.
U. B. ZIMMER
Star Block, . - - Opp. Harper House,
IS RECEITING DAILY HIS STOCK OF
Spring and Summer Goods,
of the latest patterns. Call and examine them and remem
ber that he makes his suits up In the latest styles.
HIS PRICES AEE LOW.
rCITY PAINT SHOP:
DRUCKMIIiIiER & CO.,
All kluda of
Painting, Graining, Paper Hanging and Kalsomining.
CAll work warranted and done to order on short notice.
Shop No. 310 Seventeenth street, bet. 3d and 4th avenue.
BOOT AND SHOE STORES
Monday, Mareh 10,
Will open the finest line of
they have ever shown. In all qualities and shades.
Call and Bee.
Have received from one of the largest Cloak Manu
facturers in tbe conntry, a very large
BEADED WRAPS in latest styles quality the best.
Show this week an elegant line of EMBROIDERIES,
in very finest quality from narrow edge
to skirting lengths.