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THE BOGK ISTxATD jUlGUffi TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 1889.
THE BLOW FIRST
On Monday A. M. the 25th,
MoC ABE BROS..
Will open their
, fir spring An el.jjant line of
I'll;. v" w'll "" "'ywber HC.
t 1 t 2. Fiench Satteens
SKERjWKEIW t' a yard.
F.W T-nnis Flannels 10c a yard.
ult ipl vinir wor.la cannot add to the
inirinl 'nve l,riccs- We Hre 8howinS
rutril. I" aaumon wo win buow
tnu ,.l flnml auanrtail fti-oaa
toll Hi" lr"1
nOiU stork in ttiit neighborhood, and
,pn we y our prices on them are
UlGllT f niean that they are lower
' will find them elsewhere, and
fume esrly in t'ie week, rome in the
t.t attonuoii. " pays to traue at
Jt0" the DLOW FIRST
1714. 1718. 1718. 1720 and
KINGSBURY & SON
Are the Leaders in LOW PRICES on-
COME AND SEE
and get our
H I-I)o 1,ot forget the place,
1705 Secend Avenue.
We are the Western agents for the stove manufactures
of Taplin, Rioe & Co., and carry the largest stock of
stoves west of Chicago. In buying of us jTou virtually
"iy r the manufacturers and at lower prices than any
retail dealer can afford to make. It will pay you to see
us hef.,rey,m i)Uy anything in the shape of a"stove.
WILURD BAKER & CO.,
Opposite Harper House, Rock Island.
... . .......... .
We have the largest stock in the city, and are bonnd to sell, and pnee. are
KTP.in.i. o jWugtomakeitito.
wued DfT Ar. ""8,D2d" on short notice. All work
Cor. Second Ave., and 15th street SUTCLIPFE BROS.
at 4. i-2c per yard.
Genuine French Challies, 33 inches
wide, 84 cents per yard.
One hundred natterna of foreign and
domestic Challiea of every color, style
ana price known In the market.
3ic yer yard.
Tonrnketbiaa memorable sale, -to
be talked of in the future, we will place
on sale one entire case. 2,750 yards of
Lawns at 3c. A word to the wise, etc.
The finest Zephyr Ginghams, called
Chanlaa cloth, 12 cents a vard
Zephyr cloth, style 1 20 . at only 14
rents a yard.
All the new thing in prlnta in moat
And all the latest fancy colors combined
with indieo blues producing real art ef
fects, and making most substantial col
ors and fabrics.
forenoon if possible. Mail orders receive
1722 Skcond Avenue. Rock Island.
at a BARGAIN
NOW FOR THE FRAY.
The Democratic Candidates for the
A Harmonious) Cenvention and Mtrens?
Ticket Nominated With Fred Haas
at the Head Tite Other Xomtneea.
The democratic dtytownsblp conven
tion met pursuant to call at the court
house last evening and was called to
order at 7:45 by CI airman J. H. Kerr, of
the democratic city township committee,
who stated the first business to be to
elect a chairman. Gee. M. Copp pro
posed the name of Mr. J. W. Welch who
was unanimously chosen. On assuming
the chair Mr. Yi elch made one of his
characteristic brief and pointed speeches,
bespeaking bis coBldence in the outcome
of the proceedings about to commence.
Mr. T. J. Medill, Jr., was upon motion
of Mr. J. W. Potte-, elected secretary by
unanimous vote. Aid. C. W. Negus sug
gested the appointment of a committee
and the chair upon motion, named Aid.
Negus, Thomas 1'endera and Henry
Burns. While the committee was in
conference, Secretary Medill read the call
under which the convention had assem
bled. The comnittee discharged its
duties promptly and reported the follow
ing entitled to seat in the convention:
First Ward F A Ritchie, F Raible J
W Corken, Chas Strupp, M Weinberger.
Second Ward-J M Ruford. Anton
Kail, Henry Burns, Chas Durham. Swan
Youngren, Geo W OopD. J S Darrah.
third Ward Fred Hass. John Garvin.
Morris Corken, Janes' Thompson, Gus
tave Stengle, Arthui Burrall. C W Neffus.
Fourth Ward T J Medill. Jr. Frank
111, John Treman, V H Judge. J W Pot
ter, Chas R WhelaB, Geo W Aster.
Fifth ward Henrv Rosenfleld. Thom
as Pender, Richard McMahon, John Al
brecht. J W Welch, Geo. Simmon, Augs
ust Litt, Martin Cavanaugh.
Sixth ward J F Dindinger, Richard
Cairns, Thomas Gr-en, William Gibson.
Seventh ward E.lwin Ward. James E
Larkin, Robert Wagner. R Schwecke.
On motion of J r. J. W. Potter the
temporary organiantion was made per
manent, with the sttme officers.
The time having arrived for the nomi
nation of a candidate for mayor, ex-Aid.
Gus. Stengel moved that all names be
presented to the convention without
speeches. A moiioi prevailed that three
tellers be appointed by the chair, and J.
W. Corken, J. F. Ilndinger and August
Litt were made the committee.
On motion the convention proceeded
to an informal ba lot for mayor. Mr.
Stengel presented the name of Fred fJass
and the delegates having cast their in
formal ballots, the result was shown to
be: Fred Hass, 28, J. M. Buford. 6; V.
M. Blanding, 0; Geo. W. Henry, 8.
Geo. W. Copp mcved that Mr. Hass be
declared the nominee of the convention
FOR MAYOR OP ROCK ISLAND
by acclamation and the convention fairly
rose from its feet to declare its approval
of the motion. Crh-s being heard for the
nominee, Mr. Hass arose and was intro
duced by Chairman Welch as the next
mayor of Rock Islt od. The announce
ment struck as poptlar a cord as had the
nomination and the greeting was tumult
uous. Mr. Hass expressed his thanks for the
honor conferred upon him and hoped as
he believed that the democracy of Rock
Island would sustain his nomination by
electing him; and if elected, he assured
the convention he would do his beat to
discharge the duties of the office in a
manner befitting it and for the best in
terests of the city aiid all its people.
For city attorney T. J. Medill present
ed the name of Wm. Mcinery, who, on
motion of C. W. Ne.us, was nominated
Nominees for city clerk being in or
der, Thos. Pender presented Maj. H. M.
Abell, and George W. Copp proposed
H. E. Casteel. The latter withdrew and
Major Abell was, upjn motion, nomina
ted by acclamation.
Chairman Welch I ere took occasion to
congratulate the con mention upon its
UNANIMOUS WAY O? DOING BUSINESS.
There was an enthusiastic call for
Major Abell, who stuted that the honor
was one that he appreciated, and he bad
every assurance that, with the solid and
undivided support of the democracy of
Rock Island, he would win.
The convention bt ing in readiness to
receive nominations for city treasurer,
C. Young suggested G O Huckstaedt,
who withdrew bis m.me, and Mr. J W
Potter presented the name of W L Aster,
whs was nominated by acclamation.
Three names werj presented for the
nomination for police magistrate: II
C Wivill by J M Buford, John Clarke by
Edwin Ward and Al 1. Winslow Howard
by J W Corken .
A formal ballot resulted as follows:
Wivill, 25; Clarke. 13; Ho wurd, 6. The
nomination of Mr. Wivill was, upon mo
tion, made unanimous.
THE TOWNSHIP TICKET.
It being In order to name the town
ship ticket. Aid. Negus presented B
Winter for supervisor, and R Schwecke
presented George Joies.
A formal ballot gave: Winter, 87;
Jones, 5; Schwecke, 1. On motion of
Thomas Pender, Mr. Winter was made
the unanimous nominee of the conven
tion. For four assistant supervisors, John
W Roche, George J jnes, Frank Block
linger and Michael O'Connor were pre
ented and, upon notion, declared the
nominees of the contention by acclama
tion. Nominees for asse isor, being in order,
J R Johnston and John Barge were for
Tte first formal biJJol showed 45 votes
cast, a discrepancy c f 2, Mr. Johnston
receiving 15 and Mr. Barge 30.
Mr. Copp suggest d that two votes be
taken from Barge and he be declared the
nominee.On being admonished by the
chair that such a coi rse would be Im
proper and irregulir, Mr. Copp re
plied that the republican convention had
nominated lu city cbrk in that way Sat
urday night. The chair's prompt and
proper response was that the democratic
party don't always follow in the foot
steps of its opponents.
Another ballot for assessor was upon
motion, ordered, and the following re
sult obtained : Johnston 15, Barge 28.
Mr. Barge was declared the nominee by
An informal ballot was taken for col
lector and of the votes cast, Peter Frey
received 28. John Looney 13, J. F. Mc
A formal ballot followed: Frey 23.
Looney 14. McEibben 1. Mr. Frey's
nomination was made unanimous.
For justice of the peace T. J. Medill
and B. H. Kimball were proposed and
upon motion of Aid. Geo. Simmon made
the nominees by acclamation.
For constables, James . Reidy, John
Flanagan", John Qpellman and Peter J.
Heverling wore named.
A formal ballot gave the following
votes: Reidy, 40; Flanagan, 26; Spell
man, 29; Heverling, 19; Lieberknect, 2;
Masterson, 7; Scherer, 1; Kimball, I;
Kinney, 1. Messrs. Reidy. Flanagan
and Spellman having received the major
itles, were declared the unanimous nora
Chairman Welch complimented the
democrats on their action, the harmony
and unanimity with which the proceed
ings were transacted and the augury
of success with which such results were
met. The next business then announced
was the selection of a chairman of
the democratic city township committee
for the ensuing year. Mr. Arthur Burrall
proposed the name of Deputy Sheriff J.
W. Cavanaugh, who was elected by
Mr. Cavanaugh gave the convention
his assurance that he would try to the
best of his ability to fill the office satis
factorily, and pat forth every effort for
the success of the ticket just named.
The convention then adjourned, and a
more harmonious one has not been
held in Rock Island in years. The con
vention discharged more important busi
ness than the republican gathering two
nights before, accomplished results much
more satisfactory to its party, and
it was a meeting in which no voices were
suppressed, all had equal show, where
nothing was cut and dried, where there
were no bosses and skillful manipulators,
where there was free expression for all
c'.asses and the outcome of the delibera
tions is the popular will of the party.
A Mailing- t:lrk'a Crimp.
For the past few months complaints
have been made to Postmaster DeAr-
mond, of Davenport, of letters
being missed, especially those con
taining money. He, as was his duty.
notified the inspectors and they set about
tracing the matter. They visited Daven
port and after investigation became sat
isfied that all was not just right in Mail
ing Clerk T. F. Mahan'a department and
they so informed Postmaster DeArmond
They could not find positive clews and
accordingly returned to Chicigo. Mr.
DeArmond kept a watch on Maban's
movements and last week he became
convinced that Maban was the guilty
party and telegraphed for Inspectors
Leach and Smith who arrived Saturday
night. It was decided that Sunday
night would be the best time to detect
him if anything was wrong, as he worked
the mails alone at that time. According
ly on Sunday morning they dropped five
decoy letters in the office. In the even
ing the inspectors, in company with
Postmaster DeArmond, concealed them
selves where they could watch Mahan's
every movement. When the decoy let
ters, which contained altogether about
$20, were reached, Mahan fingered them
suspiciously and went into the water
closet with them, one at a time. After
he had finished his work, he started for
home closely followed by Mr. DeArmond.
The inspectors went into the office and
examined the cases, finding the de
coys missing. Mahan paid a bill
on his way and then went into a saloon.
Mr. DeArmond called him out and
asked him to go back to the poatofflce .
When they arrived there he was con
fronted by the inspector., who charged
him with his crime. He stoutly denied
the imputation and when asked to show
his money pulled out some bills and sil
ver, saying that that was all he had. The
inspectors were not satisfied. Mahan
invited them to search him and when he
saw they were going to do so, pulled out
another roll of bills which proved to be
the identical bills originally placed in the
decoy letters. Maban then broke down
and acknowledged his guilt, but pre
tested that this was bis first offense.
The inspectors left with their prisoner
for Des Moines last night.
Koebler is going all about the city
telling that he did not seek the nomiua
tion, this time; that he felt that he had
held the office long enough, but, of
course, be could not refuse. Well, that
is rich, sure enough I Seven ballots for
the nomination, and then securing it only
by a tcratch is pretty thin on the "didn't
seek" layout. Oh, no I he didn't eek the
nomination he just wanted it, that's all!
When he says be has held it long
enough, he utters the sentiment of a ma
jority of the community. He didn't
seek the nomination ob, nol but
he everlastingly worked for it, and when
he found he was likely to be short of
votes in the convention, he went to the
machine managers and humbly but ear
nestly begged them to help him get it.
They were not very friendly at first as he
was never known to help anyone on his
ticket but finally yielded, and the result
was that he waa nominated against the
wish of a majority of his party. It is
sheer nonsense for Keobler to raise any
such a thin atory as he is telling; it won't
go down. The fact is, Keobler thinks be
has a life lease on the office and will
continue to bar the way fpr any other
republican aspirant until he la taught
that it doesn't always pay to take the
earth and then ask for a slice of the
Everything which belongs to pure,
healthy blood is imparted by Hood's Bar-saDariila-
A trial will convince vou of
Mr. J. J. Johnston, of Omaha, was in
the city today. "
White and red onion sets, new flower
and garden seeds at May'a.
Mrs. Gallagher has some very nice,
fresh fish corner Twelfth street and
Mr. D. T. Robinson came in from his
farm near Taylor Ridge this morning on
Wanted immediately A matron for
St. Luke's hospital. Apply to Mrs. J. M
Buford, No. 1117. Second avenue.
Lost Supposed to be lost between
Twenty-fourth and Elm street, a gold
watch. Liberal reward at this office.
Geo. Schindler left this morning for
Milwaukee and other points in Wiscon
sin on a two weeks' recuperating tour.
Ienry L. Kiner. the bright editor of
the Geneseo Newt, was in the city last
evening, and gave the Argus a fraternal
Mr. H. B. Sudlow has commenced the
foundation of his new house at the cor
ner of Twentieth street and Sixth avenue.
Walsh & Edwards have the contract.
E. E. Lowyer, late with the manufaci
turing firm of Miller & Co., Quincy, has
accepted a position as stenographer for
the music house of D. Roy Bowlby.
Lost, between Second and Fourth
avenues, a gold breastpin, set in pearls
with initials T. M. G. Return to this
office and receive liberal rewaid.
In another column can be seen the ad
vertisement of Mr. Fred Alter, the artis
tic sign writer, who is prepared to do any
work of that kind in a very satisfactory
"Mutual Admiration" McConochie has
appointed with the approval of the
"masheen' Phil Miller to look after bis
canvass down town, and Pat Cary to re
present him up town.
There will be a meeting for prayer at
the Y. M. C. A. rooms each evening this
week, to which young men are invited.
It cannot yet be stated certainly when
Mr. Wishard will be with the associa
tion. If McConochie had foreseen the nomi
nation of bis opponent he could not have
been more disrespectful in his conduct.
as an alderman, toward the association
of which the democratic nominee is
The republican nominees have already
commenced to desert the sinking ship.
Mr. T. F. Cary announces that he will
not accept the nomination for assistant
supervisor. He sees the nandwnting on
Where McConochie is known at all, it is
only thought his opposition to public
improvements, his attempted deprecia
tion of down-town property and his un
provoked slurs upon the Rock Island
Citizens' Improvement association.
Ed. Wilcox, republican committeeman
of the Sixth ward, has issued a call for a
caucus this evening, "to nominate a
candidate for alderman in place of
William McConochie, promoted. Pro
moted to what? The empty honor of a
republican nomination for mayor.
Sutcliffo Bros., the well known and re
liable wall paper dealers and bangers,
are now ready for business at their new
branch store, No. 319 Twentieth street,
where they would be pleased to have
their friends call and Bee them. They
have just received a car load of beautiful
wall paper for the branch house.
One of the republican "masheen" spoke
of "Mutual Admiration" McConochie
this morning as a man who was too much
of an artful dodger not to get . out of his
many mistakes in the council. McCono
chie may be an artful dodger, but the
great mass of voters will prove more art
ful than he when it comes to doduiog him
on election day.
As mayor of Rack Island, McConochie
would be like a millstone about a city
that is attempting to lift itself up out of
the mire of oppression, while Mr. Fred
Hass would be as he has always proven
himself to be, an executive whose energy
and aim would be to push the city for
ward; to encourage enterprise rather
than cry it down with sneers and jibes.
The republicans are out of timber to
make the constabulary race, already. It
now appears that Lieberknecht's nomin
ation was a mistake and that in reality
Officer Pat Cary was nominated, but that
he, like Levy and Harris, is not anxious
to run. T. F. Cary has also declined to
run for supervisor. Now the republican
city committee is advertising for candi
dates, which of course, must be satis
factory to the "masheen."
Col. A. K. Bufflngton, commandant
at the government arsenal of Springfield,
Mass.. is here. He Is one of the inspect
ors of the army and visits Rock Island
arsenal in that capacity. He is accom
panied by Clemens Hirscbl of nolyoke,
Mass., one of the noted civil engineers of
the country, who will examine the water
power work as an expert, accompanying
Col. Buffiogton for that purpose.
A teamster from Davenport w
thrown out of his wagon at the corner of
Third avenue and Sixteenth street yes
terday afternoon, and the heavily loaded
wagon passed over his right leg. He was
taken into the police station by an officer,
where he remained until his Wagon was
unloaded, when be pursued his way to
Davenport. It is a great wonder that
bis leg was not either broken or fright
The republicans of Moline met last
night and nominated the following ticket:
Mayor C O Nason.
City Clerk J W McPherson.
City Attorney J B Oakleaf .
Treasurer C W Lundahl.
Supervisor R A Smith.
Assistant Supervisors Levi F Cralle,
Assessor C C Waters.
Collector Simon Hinch.
Justices Elsworth Mapes, Gustaf
Swensson, A W Wadsworth.
Constables Joseph Bohman, E A
Mapes, Frank Andersen.
A dude, a beautiful tight-trousered
dude, alipped on a loose stone and bruised
its dainty ankle. The gentle patient is
doing well. He uses Salvation Oil.
German cavalry officers hereafter will
have to Include ateeplechaaing in their
Chris. Olson waa picked np in the
street on Twenty-8econd street by Offi
cers Baker and Sexton this morning in a
helpless state of intoxication and taken
to the refrigerator in the patrol wagon
The police have been notified of the
larceny of a dark bay pacing mare and
top buggy from Aurora. One hundred
dollars is offered for the recovery of the
rig and a like amount for the thief.
C. A. SEIL,
ONE NIGHT ONLY,
Wednesday, March 27.
The Popnlar Comedian,
In Gns J. Hcege's Farce Comedy,
-A Sky Scraper-
In Three Inning arid Innumerable nits.
1st Inning At the Bat.
2d Inning Stealing Bases.
3d Inning The Home Run.
A Chaotic mlztnre of smiles, Innshs and roam.
written and played for the cole purjioee ol driving
a ay dull rare.
Prices or Admission 2.V, 50c, 75c and f 1 no.
C. A. Steel, Manager.
FRIDAY, MARCH 29.
Maj. J. P. POND baa the honor t i announce
the first appearance since her European triumph
of America's phenomenon,
Mrs. ALICE J. SHAW,
The Whistling Prima Donna,
And Queen of all Artists as a Whistler,
whose visit to London the past season was a
sequeuce of successes. She whigiled three
times for the Prince and Princess of Wales.
Mrs. SHAW will be supported by the
following eomnanv of artiKts:
Mi89 Ollik Torbett, Violinist.
Miss Edith Pond, Singing Beador.
Miss Jennie R. Campbell, Accom
panist for Mrs. Shaw.
Mr. 8 V . Downey, Pianist, and
Mr. Gustane Thalbero. the Swedish
PRICES 25c. 50c. 75c and $1 00.
Turner Grand Opera House.
Two Performances only. Sunday Matinee
SUNDAY, MARCH 31.
The Crusaders In the lnd of Knn
The New Pilgrims of Mirth !
A Perfect Cyclone of Merriment I
SISSON & BRADY'S
Company of Comedians headed by Miss Jo IE
Sissom, the cUarmine sonbrett. and Chas. A. Lo
dkr, the famous Dutch impersonater and Metro
politan star cast. The Latest, the Brightest, the
Funniest, The Best of M usical Comedies,
nnder the management of S. W. Brady.
New Songs. New Dances, New Music.
Oar own Operatic Orchestra, all Solo Ar
tiats. Little Nugeet Patrol Band.
PRirES Matinee and usual prices at night; re
served seats now on sale at iiuebinger's.
DON'T MISS IT.
Wednesday Evening, irch 27.
Admission 35 Cents.
Good order maintained. Objectionable
characters strictly prohibited.
8treet cars for Moliue after dance.
CUAS. BLEI EK.
Room and Picture
Cord Nails & Hooks,
At the very Lowest
Call and see.
C. C. Taylor
Under Rock Island Iiouse.
Brownson the Hatter,
Second and Main street,
We offer Farm Loan as follows :
Iowa and Missouri 6$.
Nebraska and South Dakato 7.
Unable to get T per cent Iowa and Missouri
Loans, we can recommend, we are compelled to
reduce oar rate to t per cent.. .
Id Nebraska and South Dakota 7 per cent
commands the beet loaaa.
In Iowa and Missouri cheap Eastern Money
baa f .reed Choice Loans to 6tf per cent
or even 6 per cent,
SJeV Investors are Invited to Inspect loan we
have on band for sale.
Hock Island. Illinois.
A Mammoth Stock
I W I "J
4 JHf if I il
t s ! fete i tgp
r .Jr"- j i wi 1 1 n . a f l H
1ARGER THAN EVER:
and tliree times as large as any other establishment in
this city can be seen at the popular store of
CLEMANN & SALZMAHn.
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.
U. B. ZIMMER
Star Block, - Opp. Ifarper House,
IS RECEITING DAILY HIS STOCK OF
Spring and Summer Goods,
of the latest patterns. Gall and examine them and remem
ber that he makes his suits up in the latest styles.
HIS PEICES AEE LOW.
To Cure Spring Fever
KOHN & ADLER'S,
IB I TT TT IE IES S !
I1.G0 per Gallon.
POST OFFICE BLOCK.
Greatest Bargains Ever Offered
BOOTS and SHOES
Childrens' H. C. School shoes,
Misses best School shoes,
Misses H. C. Fancy Lace shoes,'
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, - $1.75
Mens' solid Working shoes, - - - $1.00
Mens' Congress, Buttons and Bale, - $1.50 and $2.00
all other goods in proportion.
tar! will guarantee better goods and lower prices than anv other firml in the
three cities or refund money.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, 1818 Second Avenue.
ELM STREET SHOE STORE,
2929 Fifth Avenue.
Announce for Monday, Tuesday and. Wed
nesday a special sale of
We have just received an invoice of Wraps from one of
the laseest houses in the 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
Dbess Goods Department.
In this department we are showing; the choicest styles to
be found in the maiket. 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 68 a yard
44 ineh all wool Broadcloth .... 125 a yard
36 inch Henrietta, fine quality 25 a yard
These goods at the prices given are a decided bargain.
We can also show you tbe choicest stylos ot trimmings to be
found in tbe three cities. We ask an early inspection of
these goods and feel confident vou can find something to suit
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
10, 15, 25 and 50 cents.
- 85c and 11.00
- - - $1.15
PIONEER SHOE STORE,
1718 Second Avenue.