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QJHE HOCK 1 1ST, AN THURSDAY. MABCH 2tf. 1BS9.
All The Spring Styles
LLOYD & STEWART'S.
Call and examine. No trouble to show goods.
SHIRTS TO ORDER
We guarantee fits.
KINGSBURY & SON
Are the Leaders in LOW PRICES on-
COME AND SEE OUR STOCK
and get our prices.
H i JS?"0 not forget tbe place,
" ART STORE,
1705 Secend Avenue.
SLURS FOU SARCASM.
Wb .HeCaehte MadC t lalt
When fee Attarkt'dihe Improvement
AeaelattoaA 'Thin Apology.
Tbe thinnest apol igy for an excuee.f or
a man who has placed himself on record
as hostile to a bod; of progressive cltl
tens and business nen, is that made by
this morning's t7nf. for Aid. McCono
chie's insult to the Rock Island Citizens'
Improvement associ ttion. Tbe Union, in
confessing Mr. McCinocnie's disrespect
ful allusion, says:
"Bis sarcastic 'mutual admiration so
ciety' was a hit at certain very self-sufficient
official of tbe association, who has
since found what be was working for a
nomination for rasyr and his personal
So Mr. McConoctie was able to see so
far ahead as to know that he and Mr.
Bass were to oppose each otber as candi
dates for the mayoralty I If this is true he
must have had a. premonition also
that Mr. Bass would, under such condi
tions, have a clean walk-away, and,
feeling this, he too t occasion to give
vent to this venom of his jealousy. Mc
Oonochie, it aeeme, guessed right as to
tbe nominations, and next Tuesday will
show that his conclurions, as to election
results, were also correct.
But why, if McCosocble felt so sore at
Mr. Haas, personally, did he allude to
the entire association T Why did bo take
occasion, almost in the same breath, to
repeat "we don't tike much stock in
those fellowSj over oi tbe corner?" Tbe
truth of the matter is that Aid. McCono
chie had no personal feelings against Mr.
Bass. He has a way of belittling
every project that comes up that
looks to tbe city's advancement.
He saw an opportunity to express his
contempt for a progressive body of citi
zens, and be did it. He prides himself
on bis sarcasm, a fact that be has omitted
no occasion to demonstrate, notwith
standing that his atlenpted sarcastic hits
are as far fetched as the one, "mutual
admiration society," applicable as he
made it, to almost ev ry merchant and
business man in Rack Island, and to
nearly every citizen who believes in ad
vancing tbe city.
Tbe Union, while at tempting heroicly
to excuse the "mashet n" candidate's im
polite and impolitic conduct, has failed
entirely as yet, to apologize for bis allu
sion to down town property as not worth
twenty-five cents on the dollar more of
bis attempted sarcasm.
earn the Western agents for the stove manufactaies
of Taplin, Rice & Co., and carry the largest stock of
itova W(.st of Chicago. In baying of us you virtually
b"y of thu manufacturers and at lower prices than any
Mail dealf r can afford to make. It will pay you to see
us httforeyou buy anything in the shape of a"stove. .
WILURD BAKER & CO,
Opposite Harper House, Rock Island.
WALL PAPER at a BARGAIN
.2 k fc ms fm k
' he the largest stock in tbe dtv. ... ,
, " , 7 uuuuu iu seii, ana pness ar
wPiIm:.. . . going to make It oa. . s
Don't t.n .11 -i"-Jr" oom on short notloa. All work
Cor. a . - . .
-vutt Ave, and 15th street SUTCUFFE BROS.
How 91ct)anohle W Xomtnatt d.
The question has be:n frequently asked
why Mr. Carse dropped so suddenly out
of sight during the latt days of skirmish
ing preliminary to tbe republican cltv
convention.' Tbe expectation that be
would be tbe nominee was not unfounded.
He was tbe man first talked of, and tbe
"masbeen" thought seriously at one time
of endorsing him. but certain pledges
were boldly exacted ot him which he de
clined to make. Henceforward the cry
of tbe "masbeen" was anything to beat
Carse, but the question arose, who is the
man to do it. Even then the republi
cans of the three lower wards and one of
tbe upper ones wers enthusiastically
discussing Mr. Cars), and tbe "ma
sheen" saw that in order to carry
out its ends it must get a man
who would satisfy Mr. C arse's most
'interested', friends a ubout particularly
satisfying Mr. Carse himself. After due
deliberation McConochie was decided
upon. The "masbeen" sent for him and
he was put through lis catechism; hifl
answers were all satisfactory and his
promises more so. Then Phil Miller was
sent for. He was to deliver tbe lower
trd delegates and to have tbe marshal-
ip in return should McConocbie win.
. T. Stafford was to lix tbe Fourth and
fth wards on condition, that in the
ent of success he wan to have the sat
isfaction of getting back into tbe water
works. Pat Cary was xo be deputy mar
shal for looking after tbe two up-town
wards. The otber appointive offices the
'masbeen" reserved for its own dispensa
So McConocble was nominated and the'
reasons why he was nominated and the
combinations acd Influt nces that worked
together to bring it a iout are known.
Those same elements that were so art
fully combined to work out McConocnie's
nomination are workiig and straining
every nerve for his election naturally
Jivenlle W. C. T. L. Work.
The Toung Women' Christian Tem
perance Union expect a visit next week
from Miss Addie Nortliam, of Warren,
111., who is superinten lent of juvenile
work in this state. She will meet the
Loyal Temperance Leg on on Thursday
afternoon in tbe lecture room of tbe M.
E- church, and in the evening an infor
mal reception will be given, to which all
friends are invited. On Friday afternoon
she will .bold a children s meeting in tbe
Baptist Mission chapel, on Thirty-ninth
street, and in the even ug at the same
place give her address on "Children's
Tnia Horning Flrr.
The alarm of fire this morning, at 11
o'clock, was caused by tbe discovery of
flames in the roof of th) brass works,
which were promptly subdued. The
Wideawake boys did tiemselves credit
by having their cart attached to John
Streckfus' team, and the way he yanked
the cart through tbe strsets was highly
gratifying to all desirlig efficiency of
fire service. The Franklins came up,
a distance of a mile, in less than
four minutes, with their horse only half
sheared an operation which waa on
when tbe alarm soundec.
The Oaisa I'aL.
The promoters of tbe gum chewing
habit' reached the summit of their enter
prise last night, when a representative
of a leading gum factor stood at tbe en
trance to Harper's theatre and presented
each one as be or she entered with a
tick. The consequence was that during
the entire action of the lay tbe perform
era looked out upon a aea of jaw-
working faces, all movie g as if by me
M. & K.
For boys' clothing.
9 cent waists at tbe M. & K.
Hanging lamps $1 65 at Loosley's.
25 cents for a
Laundried Star waist at the M. & K.
Tbe street sprinkler appeared today. -Ex-mayor
E. P. Reynolds is on the
Some fine China egg cups just in at
Mr. and Mrs. R. Blockhouse left for
Peoria this morning.
Our glassware ia immense and so very
cheap at Loosley's.
The democratic candidates meet at the
Island City club rooms tonight.
Blue waists at 10 cents are yet to be
bad at Simon & Mosenfelder's.
In boys' clothing
At Simon & Mosenfelder's.
Mr. R. L. Bollman, the well known
horseman of Coal Valley, was in tbe city
Seen those beautiful
Dengremont suits at tbe M. & K?
Tou can save time and money by buy
ing boys' clothes at the Rock Island
in boys' clothing
Now in at the M. & E.
The present indications are that the
"masbeen" slate will be smashed into
Ever beard of in
Boys' clothing at the M. & K.
You ought to see Simon & Mot-enM-
der's line of new boys' suits never had
such a lovely line.
Will show you
The grandest Hue of
Boys' clothing you ever saw.
A beautiful hanging lamp with decora
ted 14 inch shade, large burner, only
f 1 .65 at Loosley's crockery store .
In the spring the cyclist gaily
Takes a header from his wheel ;
In the spring the wlklt dally
Meets the sleek banana peel.
An unusually well trained band of
street musicians enlivened Second ave
nue with popular airs this morning.
Mox Elappenberg, a Davenport grain
buyer, aged fifty years, suicided yester
day afternoon, by shooting himself in the
Tbe tail of tbe republican city ticket
is already in the soup. "Bobby" Ben
nelt is a heavier load to carry than was
Yesterday Postmaster J. M. DeAr
mond's commission in the Davenport
office expired. He will bold until his
successor is elected.
Arnolds bazr, Davenport, has just
received a large assortmeat of ladies'
spiing wraps and outside garments, and
invites inspection of tbe same.
One of tbe horses which was biougbt
into service in hauling the Wideawake
hose cart to tbe fire this morning, fell
on returning and broke its leg.
David Odon has gone to Tacoma,
Washington Territory, for permanent
abode. His many friends In Rock Island
will wish him abundance of success.
Charles Oswald, tbe grocer, corner of
Fourth avenue and Twenty-second street,
is improving tbe interior of his commo
dious store with paint and wall paper.
Wanted immediately, two strictly first-
class pattern makers wno bave bad ex
perience on plow patterns. Slate exper
ience, wages desired, etc. Address A. B.
C, this paper.
Engineer Steve Hoover, of this city,
has adopted plans for the erection of a
handsome cottage on the west side of
Brady and above Sixth street, Daven
port. By a mistake some lady took the wrong
Jersey jacket at the dancing school last
evening. Tbe party making the mistake
can have the same rectified by calling on
Kramer & Bleuer.
Mrs. Mary J. Oallagber, whose dis
appearance was spoken of last night,
was on band at ber fish market last
evening, and all anxiety as to her
Fred Hass is gaining new friends every
day in his mayoralty contest. Tbe more
the question is brought to the minds of
the people, tbe more it is realized that
he is the man for the place.
Cheap loans by the Rock Island Mutual
Building, Loan and Saviugs association
on Tuesday evening, April 2. Premiums
from seventeen to nineteen per cent. E.
H. Guyer, secretary.
Henry Winzer, who shot and wounded
Murdock and Reupke in a saloon broil,
in Davenport, four months ago, and who
fled at the time, returned to Davenport
last night and was promptly arrested.
City Attorney McEmry has made so
satisfactory a cliy attorney in all re
spects that tbe voters of Rock Island will
not run the risk of consequences that
mav come from the substitution or a
"masheen" man for him.
Peter Schleuter & Son. ice dealers of
Moline, will not deliver ice in Rock Isl
and this season. They have a number of
ice houses on tbe river and their whole
sale trade will require all their attention.
They feel thankful for the trade of last
season in this city and will continue it in
It waa expected that Oermania lodge,
No. 6. A. O. U. W., would participate in
the funeral services of the late August
Herkert yesterday afternoon, but Mr. R.
Schwecke, who was marshal of tbe day,
did not so understand it, and It so hap
pened that the arrangements as some ex
pected were not carried out.
Mr. W. L. Aster will be elected city treas
urer with the same uniformity of senti
ment with which he was nominated. He
is an intelligent business-like young man
without political aspirations, and tbe
office baa come to him wholly unsought
and without any wire-pulling on his part,
The Josephine came into port last
evening at 7:80, the first packet north
this season. She had a heavy cargo
from Bt. Louis and intermediate points.
She goes into harbor for repairs at Dus
boquer when she will be assigned to ex
curslon business on the Missouri river at
Tbe "tnasheen" has been busy for sev
eral days sending out an edict of warning
to dissatisfied members of the party of
whom there are quite a few to put a
padlock on their lips and come out for
tbe straight ticket or beware of the
future. But the trouble ia that the class
of men who are bolting the ticket have no
fears of the future as far as tbe "ma
sheen" may make it. They are not men
who can be either bulldozed or led around
by tbe nose.
The mass of tbe voters o f Rock Island,
while not ignoring the importance that
lies in the selection of a fit man for mayor,
one who has in mind tbe very best inter
ests of the city, will not be unmindful of
the fact that there are other offices that
require men of ample qualifications
and Jo Haas and Bob Eoehler will
not bave any more "honor thrust upon
them" than they have already. The
"masheen" that manipulates republican
conventions, cannot manipulate tbe
A new obstacle to republican success
has arisen in the action of the "masheen"
in putting Bob Bennett on the ticket.
Tbe friends of Ex-mayor Carse who were
indignant at the action of the conven
tion in using Mr. Carse as a tool for the
"masbeen's" success in making the nom
inations, are more than Incensed at the
nomination of Bobby, who contributed
to some extent to Mr. Carse's defeat two
years ago by bis own candidacy. Ben
nett's nomination therefore is taken by
the Carse adherents as adding insult to
The Union wants tbe Abacs to tell it
how to pronounce m-a-a-h-e-e-n. Tbe
easiest way, possible "masheen." It is
a comparatively new word, applicable to
a few political bosses and wire manipu
lators, who combine to work out certain
political ends to bring into their service
and bidding, by artful methods of
representation and misrepresentation
certain factions, whose influence is a pur
chasable commodity. Future dictiona
ries will give this definition. The word
is rather a distasteful one, as the Union
acknowledges particularly to Rock
Island republicans, just now. No
charges, Mr. Union.
The "masheen" has resorted to a new
trick to attempt to make votes for its
ticket. It is spreading the impression
through tbe medium of Phil Miller and
Pat Cary. that if Koehler. Wilcox and
Bennett are to be beaten for the offices
of city clerk, assessor and magistrate
respectively, as is now generally con
ceded, the republican party will have
them on its hands, and that should Mc
Conochie be elected be will have to pro
vide for them in bis appointive offices, as
"we, aa the result of certain combina
tions, are bound to look out for those
candidates." This is evidently a scheme
to help Eoehler, Wilcox and Bennett at
the expense of McConocble. Tbe "ma
sheen" genius played out after it bad
walked away with the informal republi
Eoehler has made the boast that if be
could prevail upon tbe republican con
vention to nominate him. be had no fears
of being defeated. He acknowledged
that be had trouble in mustering the
cheek to ask the convention for the nom
ination, but when he aaw it was coming
bis way (through tbe workings of the
"masheen") be was as much surprised as
any man in town. Eoebler's impression
that the "masheen" controls the balance
of power among tbe voters of the city as
it did in a convention it packed and
manipulated, is entirely misplaced. Tbe
people vote as they please and think best
and there is a very senerally prevailing
spirit in this county which opposes giv
ing any man so extended a tenancy in an
office tbat he thinks he has a mortgage
Ae to the "Xaaheea."
In order to arrive at its current pro
nunciation the Argds seemB to think it
necessary to spell a certain word "ma
sheen" and to put it in quotation marks
as an indication tbat it doesn't hold itself
responsible for the outfit. Union.
Why in the name of common wisdom,
should the Arotjs attempt to show that
it does not hold itself responsible for the
"maBheen's" outfit? The Aeous didn't
have any more to do with tbe making of
the "masheen" slate than the JJvion did.
The Union, that poor, puny, sickly insti
tution without sense and without snap,
was net taken into the confidence of the
"masheen." That self-constituted little
body laid the wires, made the ticket and
told the Union to endorse it without asks
ing questions and it did.
The Censing Wreetllng Match.
The Argus is in receipt of a letter
from Tom Connors, tbe champion "catch
as catch can" wrestler, who is to wrestle
Burns, tbe champion of Iowa, at Daven
port Monday night. In his letter, which
is dated Milwaukee, March 27, Connors
I am in tbe strictest training for my
coming wrestling match with Burns, un
der the care of Henry Scbillingburger,
who will be with meat the match. If
Mr. Burns can beat me, my backers are
willing to lose $5,000 next Monday night
Will leave Milwaukee tonight for Dav
enport with my friend and backers.
Yours faithfully. Tom Connors .
Declines) the Honor.
Rock Island. March 23th.
Mr. J. W. Cavanaagh, Chairman Democratic
Dear Sib: Wnile appreciating the
honor bestowed upon me by the demo
cratic city-township convention in nom
inating me for assistant supervisor, and
thanking my friends for their hearty as
surances of support. I feel constrained to
decline the nomination, as it would be
impossible for me to attend to the duties
of the office if elected- Resp'y.
26 E H Guyer to U B Moore, lot 8
and e 25 ft lot 2. block 1, Coal Valley,
11,000; U B Moore to J E Wood, name,
$1,000; and J E Wood to n M Eelly,
C Hubbe to F Schneider, lot 9, block
14, Chicago addition, Rock Island, $1,
J Cbamberlin to J Q Aram, e w nej
8 6. 17. lw, $4,000.
C. A. Stibl, - - Manager.
FRIDAY, MARCH 29.
Maj.J. P. POND has the honor to announce
the nnt appearance since her European triumph
or America's phenomenon,
Mrs. ALICE J. If,
The Whistling Prima Donna,
And Queen of all Artists as a Whistler,
whose visit to London the past season was a
sequence of successes. She whistled three
times for the Prince and Princess of Wales.
Mrs. SHAW will be supported by the
following company of artists;
Miss Oixib Torbett, Violinist.
Miss Edith Pond, Singing Reader.
Miss Jennie R. Campbell, Accom
panist for Mrs. Shaw.
Mr. 8 V. Downey, Pianist, and
Mr. Gcstane Thalbero, the Swedish
PRICES 25c, 50c. 75c and $1.00.
Ca as. A. Steel, - - Manager.
Return of the Favorites,
MONDAY, APRIL 1st.
Fred E. Wright. Mnager.
Presenting a Programme of St-Ttlirg Novel
ties new to the Minstrel stage.
t-SEE THE PASHAJ
Pale of s?ats begins Friday, March . Pric;s
Turner Grand Opera House.
Two Performances only, fenndsy Matinee
SUNDAY, MARCH 31.
The Crusaders in the Land of fnn !
Tbe New Pilgrims of Mirth !
A Perfect Cyclone of Merriment !
SISSON & BRADY'S
Company of Comedians beaded by Miss Joie
Sisson, the charming soubrett. and Chas. A. Lo
bib, the famous Dutch impersonator and Metro
politan star cast. The Latest, the Brightest, the
Funniest, Tbe Best of Musical Comedies,
under the management of S. W. Brady.
New Songs, New Dances, New Music
Our own Operatic Orchestra, all Solo Ar
tists. Little Nugget Patrol Baud.
PRlrKS MstinHA .nrt llaiml nrii... nl mrrl.t. ra.-
I nvrvcu Beau now on saie at oiieoinger b.
DON'T MISS IT.
Saturday Evening, March 30.
Admission 35 Cents.
Good order maintained. Objectionable
characters strictly prohibited.
Street cars for Moline after dance.
Room and Picture
Cord Nails & Hooks,
At tbe very Lowest
Cull and see.
C. C. Taylor
Under Rock Island Bonse.
A apecial meeting of Rock Island
division uniform rank. Knights of Pytbi
aa, will be held at the Castle hall tomor
row evening at 8 o'clock. All Sir Knights
are urgently requested to be present.
H. O. Cliatsland,
Sir Knight Capt
Every candidate on both the city and
township democratic tickets are request
ed to meet at the Island City club rooms
tomorrow evening at 7:80.
J. W. Cavakacoh,
Chairman CityTownshIp Com.
The peculiar purifying and building up
power of Hood'a Barsaparllla make it
the very best medicine to take at this season.
Brownson the Hatter,
Second and Main street,
SECURED BY FIRST MORTGAGE
Always on hand for sale at 6&
and 7 per cent to investor.
Interest Collected without
Eery effort made to handle
only choice investments.
Call or write for details. ,
LAW n 2243 OHioe
DON'T MISS IT.
- McINTIRE BROS.,
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 stuck before making a selection. We also
call your attention to our
Dbkss Goods Department.
In this department we are showing the choicest itrlss to
be found in the market. We mention below a few of the
many bargains that we are offering this week.
"Cballie Delaines," light colors $ .07 yard
Double Fold Flannel, all wool 25 a yard
54 inch all wool Flannel 59 a yard
34 inch all wool Flannel 53 a yard
44 ineh all wool Broadcloth , . . . 1 25 a yard
86 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 ask an early inspection of
these goods and feel confident you can find something to suit
Hock Island. Illinois.
A Mammoth Stock
mA ii a m . in ' J1t -y
S:i-f4i rev s t tiia -r sSe
IaRGER THAN EVER:
and three times as large as any other establishment in
this city can be seen at the popular store of
OLEMANN & SALZflflANN.
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. ZIMMERsg
0pp. Harper House,
-IS RECEIVING 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.
To Cure Spring Fever
KOHISr & ADLER'S,
TF3t J TT TT IE 3HL SS I
fl.CO per Gallon.
POST OFFICE BLOCK.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
Greatest Bargains Ever Offered
IN ROCK ISLAND IN-
BOOTS and SHOES
Childrens' Shoes - - 10, 15, 25 and 50 cents.
Childrens' H. C. School shoes, - - 85c and $1.00
Misses best School shoes, .... $1.25
Misses H. C. Fancy Lace shoes, - - $1.50
Ladies' 81ippers, - - 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.
EaTI will guarantee better goods and lower prices than any other firm In tfa
three cities or refund money.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, 1818 Second Awue.
ELM STREET SHOE STORE. PIONEER SHOE STORE,
S9 Fifth Avenue. ma Second Avenue.