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iJItE BOOK ISTiAKtt AUGtfft THURSDAY. MABCH 21, IHtsO.
All The Spring Styles
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SHIRTS TO ORDER
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Eicliiiiir, Stntiom-ry, Etc.
1705 Second avenue.
A SAD MEETING.
The Aemtvoraary ertlie Woi' lTer.
elffti Miaaioaary Ho Irty ofthe 31. E.
ChmrchBlrs. Uwet ney'a Df ft an
the Lions the Ladle reel.
It was a tad and in pressive meeting
that the ladies of the Woman's Foreign
Missionary society ot the First M. E.
church held last ow ning. The exer
cises were those of the twentieth anni
versary of the society t nd it was with
feelings of sorrow that the ladies assem
bled on this important occasion for one
of the most prominent, most faithful and
best beloved member i one who had
always lent her presence to the society's
meetings, cheered by her gentle
disposition and blessed and encouraged It
by her devotion ww not present.
Mrs. . D. Sweeney hed but a few hours
before passed from the scenes of earthly
labors, and with the noble aims of the
society the last thought in. her mind.
Mrs. J, D. Taylor presided, in the ab
sence of the president, Mrs. J. T. Noft-
sker, who is a sister to Mrs. Sweeney.
The exercises opened with a song,
followed by prayer br Mrs. Que and
scripture reading by llrs. Ilead. Then
come the consecration services, during
which Mrs. Oue made very feeling and
touching allusion O Mrs. Sweeney,
SDeaklnir of her as one who bad been a
leader in the society's work, who had
been one of its vice pesidents and one
of the most devoted and constant mem
bers. Mrs. Que sta ed that the last
thing Mrs. Sweeney ( id was to prepare
her regular thank offering envelope for
the society, increasing her regular con
tribution for such ptrposes, and it was
while she was search! ig through the bi
ble for an appropriate scripture selection
to put upon the envelope that she ex
pi red. She therefore went to her master
with her.lasl thought upon his work.
After Mrs. Oue'a remarks, Miss Taylor
read a paper on "The School in Foo
Obow;" there was a duet by Misses Ella
Taylor and Uertie Wilcox, a service for
children and a paper by Mrs. Boge,
'Review of Twenty Years' Work." Then
there was a hymn and Mr. C. L. Walker
read a paper on "The College for Women
in Luck now." Responsive reading fol
lowed; Miss Lucy Cjyne gave a vocal
selection. The thank offering envelopes
were then taken up and the texts read by
Miss Battles. A quartette composed of
Miss Coyne, Miss Shaw and Messrs. Ar
thur Oue and W. O. Collins gave i
pleasing selection a'ld the invocation
closed the exercises.
We ar the Western agents for the stove mannfactares
of Taplix, Riok & Co., and carry the largest stock of
stoves west of Chicago. In buying of us you virtually
bay of the manufacturers and at lower prices than any
retail dealer can afford to make. It will pay you to see
Ui before you buy anything in the shape of a"stove.
WILL ARD BAKER & CO.,
Opposite Harper House. Rock Island.
The indications are that the democratic
primaries which are to be held this even
ing will be largely attended, as much In
terest is being manifested in the aider
manic nominations and also in the selec
tion of delegates to the city-township
convention for next Monday evening. In
the First ward Matbias Buncher is being
solicited to accept the nomination, and if
he consents, the gemtral impression is
that bis election will be assured. John
Volk, Jerry Darrah and David Ulacn are
favorably spoken of In the Second ward.
In the Third ward Alderman Winter,
ex-Alderman Lidders tnd Daniel Corkeo
are mentioned. In the Fourth ward Al
derman 111 is the only name mentioned,
and his nomination is considered a cer
tainty, providing be consents to serve
another term. Either Alderman Simmon,
John Pender or Henry Wbeelan will be
chosen in the Fifth. These are all strong
candidates, and any one of them would
be sure of election. In the Sixth J. F.
Dindinper and Tbos. Donahue are talked
of, either of whom wliould make it de
cidedly interesting for Aid- McConocble.
The democracy of tbi Seventh propose
to capture the ward by nominating Mr.
James E. Larkln, and bis nomination is
a foregone conclusion. In a three
cornered fight, two years ago, against
Aid. Williamson and Seth Raines he
was defeated by only two votes, hav
ing received 82 to Wi liamson's 84. Mr.
Larkin has consented to allow bis name
to go before the convention after earnest
solicitation by bis numerous friends.
All the gentlemen mentioned above
are well and favorably known in their
respective wards, and while it is prob
able that some, not hure mentioned, may
be chosen, it is very l.koly that the ma
jority of the aldermi.nic ticket will be
taken from the list.
WALL PAPER at a BARGAIN
4 Java T 7iWr"K
We have the largest stock in the city, and are bound to sell, and prices are
i uZnt ri . , . K M.I' Hanginc done on short noUoe. All work
- "uu iau io nou me place. -
Cor. Second Ave., and 15th afreet
John Scherer and I an Doyle were each
fined $5 and costs by Magistrate Bennett
yesterday for disturbing the peace.
Mrs. Mary Schreble was fined $3 and
costs by Magistrate Bennett yesterday
for using improper language toward Mary
Bengston. Fine was suspended on
Julian Shehan was before Justice
Hawea yesterday ctarged- by bis wife
with abusive conduct toward her. Hear
log of the case was j ostponed until next
The encounter between an ex-police
man and a member of the present force
at the corner of Moline avenue and
Twenty-sixth street Tuesday evening was
not, according, the Marquis of Queens-
bury rules, nor was there much science
displaced. It was simply a plain knock
out for the ex-star c azer. Hence no ais
The California Fortame Flndo a Legi
timate Helreea Iatereatlea; Letter
Tie Argus, it will be remembered.
has published recently letters seeking in
formation as to the heirs of David Stod
dard, who was publicly executed in this
city in the year 1845, for the brutal
murder of bis wife, who was a disrepu
table character. Stoddard left three
yoang children and, as has been pub
lished, an aunt recently died at Calusa,
Cal., leaving an estate of 125.000 to
David Stoddard's children. Stewart
Harris, administrator of the estate, wrote
Sheriff Silvls of the facts; the Abous
gaye publication to the letter and has
been instrumental in locating one, at
least, of the legitimate heirs. A nam
ber of others have responded, as the
Arqos has published, but the appended
letter seems to come from the source
Grand Rapids, Mich., March 17. 1880
Mb. Silvis Dear Sir: I have juet re
ceived, a letter from my nephew, Mr. C.
c. Keeling, telling me of the advertise
ment be had seen in the papers searobiog
for David Stoddard s children; also the
letter you sent him of the death of my
aunt in California. I remember of my
father and mother talking of her, but I
was too young to remember anything of
ner. oniy mai sne uvea in California. I
used to know three of mv brother's
brothers and one sister, but I never have
kept up a correspondence with any of
them, but within the last few days letters
nave come oy tne wholesale.
I am the oldest daughter of David
Stoddard. I had one brother older than
myself and one brother jounger; also a
sister, the youngest of four. I was taken
to Rock Island at the trial of my father
The day after his sentence my father's
youngest brother, Thomas Stoddard,
took charge of me and my brother. We
were all that were at the trial.
Some years later I saw John Lusk, of
your place, in Canton III. I knew him.
and be knew me. I will have no trouble
in proving who I am. My two brothers
were in the late war and I know nothing
of them. It has been over twenty years
since tney bave been beard of to my
knowledge; about the same length of
time since I have heard of my sister,
Now I am ready to answer any questions
you wish to ask me. I will expect to
hear from you soon. Yours, etc.,
Mrs. Maltnda Wood,
Grand Rapids, Mich.
Sheriff Silvls has advised Mr. Harris,
in California, of the facts ot the above
The SorroW'tttrlrken Family.
Both of the little children of Mrs. F.E
Rand who took her own life and at
tempted the lives of her children by in
halation of illuminating gas yesterday
morning, are now fully recovered, but
nothiug can be obtained from either that
will throw any further light on the mys
tery of the mother s mad act. They
neither remember of her talking to them
about dying, or aboul.ibeir dying. Lot
tie, tne little gin. Insists that she was
made sick by drinking "nasty water
It might be inferred from this that Mrs
Rand bad attempted to poison her cbtl
dren by some internal mixture, but the
boy says nothing was giyen him. Mrs
Rand undoubtedly took something her
self to hasten death. It is learned today
that the conversation to which the poor
woman alludes in her letter, as having
been held with R. L Porter was with re
gard to her flnaucial matters. She
called bim to her room, showed
bim where her money was and
where the banks of the children were,
but as she expected to go to Lyndon
yesterday morning to visit ber brother,
Mr. Porter thought nothing of the con
versation. i esterday morning he went
to the house to accompany her to the
train, but, finding the house closed, con
eluded that Mrs. Rand and the children
had gone to the depot. He bad just
reached the train when a messenger in
formed bim of the. discovery of the
This morning J. E. Stephens, of Erie
Pa., brother to Mrs. Rand, arrived.
as did Airs. It. JU l'orter, a
sister of the deceased lady. The funeral
will be held tomorrow morning, but the
exact hour has not yet been decidtid up
on. ine remains will be conveyed to
Lyndon for interment beside those of
her husband .
The children will be cared for by rela
Maj. Alex. Mackenzie yesterday after
noon opened the bids submitted for that
part of the government work planned by
the major to be done by contract. Capt.
A. J. Whitney, of this city, received
three of the awards made: from Fairport
to Muscatine, 145,000; Reed's Landing
to Fountain City, $40,000; at Keiths
burg, $33,000. Patterson Bros., of
Eeokuk, received the contrast for the
$23,000 job near Ft. Madison.
THE DES KOINES EAPfDS CAKAL.
Maj. Mackenzie has instructed Capt.
Meigs to issue the following relative to
the opening to navigation of the lower
The Des Moines Rapids canal will be
open for navigation March 25, 1889. At
present boats can go through in the aay
time only. The government is blowing
up a patch of rocks on the Des Moines
rapids near Montrose, Iowa. Pilots
must be careful at this place and keep
away from the buoys. The patch is
about the center of the channel and has
less than four feet on it at low water
To Another World.
There died at the residence of John
McNeil in. Dodge's addition at 4 o'clock
this morning, Frank Bradley, time-keeper
for the contacting firm of E. P. Reynolds
Jfc Co. Mr. Bradley attained bis twenty-
third year in October last, was a nephew
of Mrs. V. M. Standing, and was one of
the most exemplary young men in the
city, steady and industrious in bis habit
and en iovinir the confidence and esteem
of all who knew him. He had been for
six week's a sufferer with consumption
The funeral will be held at 10 o'clock Sat
Cant, and Mra. V. T. Channon are
bereaved of their lii tie sotf, George Wal
ter Channon, who c led last evening at S
o'clock after four month's illness. His
age was seven tnon As and twenty days
The funeral will tal e place from Capt
Channon's home. 5 Fourth avenue at 3
o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
The County ISoloae.
In the supervisor's meeUng yesterday
afternoon Supervisor Gordon offered the
following resolution which on motion
was adopted by the board:
BuoUtd, That in the matter of funds
collected in part from the sureties of John
E. Fleming, late county treasurer, that
the clerk be directed to issue county
orders to the proper persons authorized
to receive the several funds as per report
of the finance committee of March, 1888,
less 20 per cent or the gross amounts so
reported, that being the cost to the
county of the collection of the same.'
This morning considerable time was
consumed in discussing the propriety of
the board paying the sheriff's livery hire,
Supervisor Smith having raised a ques
tion as to the legality of allowing such
Call at May's.
Fresh fish, at May's.
8 cent pants at the M. & K.
0 cent waists at the M. & K.
Democratic primaries tonight.
Nice sweet potatoes, at Long's.
Fresh eggs and butter, at Long's.
Hanging lamps tl 95 at the "Fair."
Choice roll butter at W. C. Mancker's.
9 cents for 25 cent quality waists at M.
All copper wash boilers (3 at the
25 cents for SO cent quality waists at
Clothes racks at the "Fair" 75 cents
Marbles at the "Fair" 50 for five
Base balls at the "Fair," five cents
Lunch baskets at "Fair" from 15 cents
to 35 cents.
88 cent6 for 75 cent quality waists at
the M. & K.
Bisque dolls, all kid bodies, for 50 cents
at the "Fair."
The best of everything in the shoe line
at M. & K's.
Rev. A. B. Meldrum went to Geneseo
Fresh Saratoga chips at C. C. Truee-
dale's. Try a box.
Oil paintings at the "Fair." Tour
choice for $1.25.
Mrs. A. L. Morris hae been quite ill for
the past two weeks.
D. H. Cattenbutg, of Preemption, was
in the cily today.
Copper bottom wash boilers at the
"Fair" from (1 to $1.50.
Mr. George A. Fleming expects to
leave for California tonight.
A startling cut in wall paper at the
Adams Wall Paper company.
Little Lord Fauntleroy suits are being
greatly admired at the M. & K.
Prices which you cannot resist in boys'
clothing and shoes at the M. & K.
For fine wall paper go the Adams Wall
Paper company, on Twentieth street.
Prepare to be pleased when you call to
see the new styles of shoes at M. & K's.
Good quality, nice patterns, dark
colors, pleated waists, 9 cents at M.
Mr. and Mrs. M. Griffin became the
parents of a fine bouncing boy this morn'
It is a blessing to behold such a grand
selection of shoes to choose from as at
the M. & K.
Thirtystwo inch Ingrain band papers
with friezes to match at the Adams Wall
Mr. Thos. Cad waller, of the Geo. A
Fleming Fruit company, arrived from
Chicago this morning.
Ed. Lieberknecht has sold bis stallion.
Tom Kirkwood, to Frank Rockwell, of
Monmouth, for $800.
The down town euchre club meets at j
the residence ot Mai. and Mrs. C. W.
Hawes Monday evening.
In the spring the barrel organ
Makes tne nlvery echoes bum;
In tbe spring the young men wonders
Where tils suit is com:u? from.
The Adams Wall Paper company will
give you lowest prices and finest papers, 1
Dimick's block, Twentieth street.
Saville Johnston has pulled off the
track in tbe republican city attorney con
test and given Jo Haas a clear coast.
There will be a citizens' caucus at
Rural town hall, Thursday March 28, at
2 p. ni , to nominate township tickets.
The engagement is announce 1 of a
prominent young society lady residing on
Second avenue with an uptown gentle
Lost A gold ring set with two pearls
and diamond setting. Finder please re
turn to Lloyd & Stewart's and receive re
Three unfurnished or two rooms fur
nished, to let in a desirable part of town.
Apply to Mra. J. T. Miller, 1412 Thhd
Clarke Buford is home from school tt
Exeter, New Hampshire, to spend two
weeks with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.
The raffle for the cew at the Franklin
hose house took place last night and Mra.
Matthias Scbnell held the winning num
The "Fair" will sell childrens' car
riages, all steel wheels, warranted to
outlast three sets of wooden wheels
from 95 up.
At Andalusia yesterday, occurred the
marriage or Miss Sarah J. uooae,
daughter of Samuel Goode, to Mr. Geo.
M. Ross, of Joslin.
Horst Von Koeckritz, of Nadler's drug
store, and L. F. Baas, of the Elm Street
drug store, have received their certifl
uates from the slate board of pharmacy
The Ladies' Sewing society of the
First M. E. church, which was to bave
met tomorrow afternoon, has postponed
its meeting one week.
The funeral of Mrs. E. D. Sweeney
ill be held from her late home, 810
Twentieth street, at 2 o'clock . tomorrow
afternoon. Rev. G. W. Gue officiating.
At tbe First Baptist church last night
Rev. Geo. Piatt united in ' matrimony,
Geo . F. Hetter, of the Rock Island police
force, and Miss Mary C, Peterson, ot Mo
The Third ward republicans will go
through tbe farce of nominating an al-
dermanic ticket tomorrow night. A
search warrant has been issued to find a
A couple of local aspirants tackled
Connors, the professional wrestler, out
on tbe fair grounds Tuesday, and they
were not long in finding out something
about the tncks of this kind of sport.
T. J. MedilU Jr., is spoken of aa a
suitable candidate for justice of the peace
on the democratic ticket. Medill ceuld
be depended upon to dispense justice ic
a fair and impartial manner.
Every democrat should attend his
ward caucus tonight and interest himself
In the proceedings. If representative
men are chosen for aldermen, a demo
of the upper Mississippi and located in
Rock Island, holding the same position
that Maj . Mackenzie now does.
The wrestling match between Burns I
and Connors, at Davenport, has been
fixed for April 1. Were it not that for
feit money is up it might be thought an
April fool joke.
8erious complaint is made of the con
dition of Sixteenth street between Third
and Fourth avenues. It is so soft and
miry that teams drawing heavy loads are
very frequently stalled. It is said that a
few loads of macadam would remedy the
The Adams Wall Paper company in
Dimick's block. Twentieth street, bave a
nicely arranged establishment for their I
business. The room has been nicely
papered and the floor has a fine carpet,
while the stock of wall paper is nicely
Mr. A. W. McCandless. president of I
the board of education of Hutchinson,
Kan , is in the city, the guest of bis cous
in, Dr. A. H. McCandless. He is making I
a tour of inspection of high schools and
Rock Island's is one of those he most de
sired to see.
Alderman Winslow Howard is favor
ably spoken of as a candidate for police
magistrate. Tbe number of gentlemen
who are willing to try conclusions with
Bobby Bennett this spring must bave a I
depressing effect upon the latter. Bobby
is considered tbe softest kind of a mark.
The democratic voters of South Rock
Island are hereby requested to assemble
at th e old Center rnhool house on Tues
day evening, march zo. to nominate a
candidate tor supervisor, town clerk,
assessor, col.ector and constable.
Bv Order of Com.
Tbe Detroit Free Pre defines a tack
as a simple, unpretending sort of a young I
nail. We wonder how it would describe
a sneaking, treacherous cold; one for in
stance that Dr. Bull's Cough Syrop only
In a public school at Folsom, Cal., tbe
boys amuse themselves by discharging
firecrackers and howling like dervishes
during study hours.
Use Warner's Log Cabin Rose Cream
for catarrb, and thus secure healthful
and pleasant sleep, and a cleaP bead.
Price 50 cents.
The maple sugar harvest has begun in
California. The sugar is declared to be
nearly as delicious as the New England
"Can't eat a thing." Hood's Sarsapa.
rilla is a wonderful medicine for creating
an appetite, regulating digestion and giv
ing strength. .
Pond's Extract. Men and women will
suffer from a severe headache, when ten
minutes spent bathing the head with the
Extract would afford relief.
An undesirable country seat on the
custard pie at a picnic.
Wednesday Evening, M'ch 20.
Admission 35 Cents.
Good order maintained. Objectionable
characters strictly prohibited.
Street cars for Moline after dance.
and a fall line of
C. C. Taylor
Under Rock Inland House.
Brownson the Hatter,
bills. Bute's Attorney UMttara was
finally called before the board and gave crU council I assured for the next year
it as his opinion -that the board waa
legally responsible for the payment of j Col. John A. McComb, who did at
tbe bills, and the objection thereupon ( Washington last weak, waa from 1870 to
topped. - ' 78 in clurge of river Improvement work
Second and Main street,
We offer Farm Loans at follows :
Iowa and Missouri 6J.
Nebraska and South Dakato 7.
Unable to get 1 per cent Iowa and Missouri
Loans, we can recommend, we are compelled to
reduce onr rate to ta per cent..
In Nebraska and South Dakota 1 per cent
commands tbe best loans.
DON'T MISS IT.
Announce for Monday, Tuesday and Wed
nesday a special sale of
We have just received an invoice of Wraps from one of
the lasgest bouses in tbe country, and at prices that insure a
rapid sale of these goods. We respectfully invite all to come
and examine our stnek before making a selection. We also
call your attention to our
Dkkss Goods Department.
In this department we are showing the choicest styles to
be found in the market. We mention below a few of the
many bargains that we are offering this week. .
"Challie Delaines," light colors $ .07 a yard
Double Fold Flannel, all wool 25 a yard
54 inch all wool Flannel 55 a yard
54 inch all wool Flannel 58 a yard
44 Ineh all wool Broadcloth .... 125 a yard
30 inch Henrietta, fine quality 25 a yard
These goods at the prices given are a decided bargain.
We can also show you tbe choicest styles of trimmings to be
found in the three cities. We ssk an early inspection of
these goods and feel confident you can find something to suit
Rock Island. Illinois.
A Mammoth Stock
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fete ill w
ft. .rA-jasrr IP H H
1ARGER THAN EVER:
and three times as large as any other establishment in
this city can be seen at the popular store of
They buy direct from the Manufacturers, thus saving the
wholesale dealers' profits and are enabled to command the
No. 1525 and 1527 Second Ave.,
The only Double Front Store in Rock Island.
sj. B. ZIMMER
In Iowa and Missouri cheap Eastern Money
has t .reed Choice Loans to t per cent
or even per cent.
GVlnTcstora are Invited to inspect loans we
have on band for sale.
JkUatsTafti a -mi m. sseaasBBMaaanna. smeam
- Opp. Harper House,
-IS RECEIYING DAILY HIS STOCK OF
Spring and Summer Goods,
of the latest patterns. Call and examine them and remem
ber that he mates his suits up in the latest styles.
HIS PRICES AEE LOW.
To Cure Spring Fever
KOHN & ADLER'8,
isimrnriE iris z
$1.50 per Gallon.
POST OFFICE BLOCK.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
Greatest Bargains Ever Offered
IN ROCK ISLAND IN-
BOOTS and SHOES
Childrens' H. C. School shoes,
Misses best School shoes,
Misses H. C. Fancy Lace shoes,
10, 15, 25 and 50 cents.
- 85c and $1.00
Ladies' Slippers, - - 50c, 65c, 75c and $1.00
Ladies' Grain Button shoes, - - $1.00
Ladies' Fine Dongola Button shoes, - - $1.75
Ladies' Fine Dongola Hand Turned shoes, - $2.75
Mens' solid Working shoes, - - - - $1.00
Mens' Congress, Buttons and Bals, - $1.50 and $2.00 .
all other goods in proportion.
tWl will guarantee better goods and lower prices than any other firm in the
three cities or refund money.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
CENTRAL SHOE STORE. 1818 Second Avenue.
ELM STREET SHOE STORE, PIONEER SHOE STORE,
" 2929 Fifth Avenue. "1712 Second Avenue.