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THE BOCK ISLAND ARGUSi MONDAY, APBIX 1,
.MiTDIflnATE 1 -
iJ wc shall J & P. Coats' Afl
li , bet six cord thread; ey-
TV eryi'Ze 111 b,ack while
d sl the colors at 4 cts per spool.
47c Per Dozen.
-r iust received a full and com
9te .or..nfnt of Belding Bros' best
4e 4c 4 c
t i,u. ks and all color, whl.h we shall
sell at 4 per spool.
"Pigs in Clover."
51)0 Pins in Cm"r Pu",e8 iusl received at
7.!. 7 7c. 7. 7c, 7c, 7c.
For little KK Ht'lc ,,OV9- for ,ilt Kirl8
ml bitf I"1"- ,or m,'n Rn'1 w,,ra?n Pro '
i",.,.nitl ni-n. doctors, lawyers, polili
'in Krinlfathers. for your sisters, your
!ou-i'n n1 ""r lunU- T,,e KreRU'81
nil ovt-r the east. A real seosHtinn
C ,,in. NV Vork, Pbilailelphia. Bal-
!,.,, whitiKfn and everywhere. Ten
u one vnu cm't do it.but they all try. The
gntttrs't toy ever known, only 7c each.
1714. 1716. 1718. 1720 and 1723 Second Aventjh. Rock Island.
KINGSBURY & SON
Are the Leaders fti LOW PRICES on-
COME AND SEE OUR STOCK
and get our prices.
;-gTHo not forget the place,
1705 Secend Avenue.
Dry Goods Store!
Corner Second and Brady Sts.
It is to the interest of every one desiring to buy
To visit us befoie making their purchase of Dry Goods.
Our stock is entikely
New from Beginning- to End.
We have no old Hlielf-worn good nor goods that are undesirable
in stvles. OUR STOCK is bought as cheap as money will buy from
tbHiast .factories and importing houses. We are In a position to
make rock bottom prices. We carry well known brands of goods and
l" not wunt to impose upon our patrons with shoddy manufacturers
r ( units,
t2 When yi,u buy of us you may expect what you buy, and in all cases
!nni! ri-tiily to mitkeour word good. This is the basis upon which we
-k Vmr iatrona;d.
We tnkf pleasure in showing our goods, and we mont cordially invite
to tunic und examine our goods. Examine and compare our prices
"ml you tl,,(i them the lowest. Yours very respectfully.
Sift. A, A vt ' & . T J A ' -A 7 v3 X- " S " "V Hf
e the largest stock in the city, and are bound to sell, and prices re
taTPai , f!0'ng to make it go
nnn.?,ranDlDK nd uPapr unBB2 done on short notice. All wo
Uon t fail to nqte the place.
r- Scorid Ave., and 15th street. 8UTCLIPFB BROS.
Papers, choice variety imported flower
buu ,an8D iawn grass, imported
for special distribution among our cus-.
torn era, at
3e Per Paper 3e
These choice seeds comprise sixty diN
lereni varieties, ana are warranted fresh,
new seeds, true to name, and every paper
guaranteed to grow if rroperly planted.
Money will be cheerfully refunded if seed
is not just as recommended or tails to grow
A lot of new cloth and Jersey
Just received cheap.
50 Shoulder Scarfs,
embroidered with silk and fringed, at tl
and 1.83, all colors. Only one-tbird
GEO. VINNEDGE & CO.
at a BARGAIN
JUST BEFORE BATTLE.
Significance of Tomorrow's Great
Pre ir can v Aatl-Procrei--oWhleli
Way Will V VstetWhtre the
Ciiya Fate Hsbks.
Tomorrow at the polls will be decided
whether the executive branch of the city
government is to go Into the bands of a
man who exercised his right as an alder
man to cry down the best interests of the
city and to attempt to depreciate the
property interest in the business part of
the city, or a raa i who has been identi
fied with every nnvement looking to the
upbuilding and advancing of the city and
Mr. McConocb e, at the time the CitN
fens' Improvemer t association sent its
proposition to tbu city council relative to
paving Second avenue, rose in bis seat
in the council and sarcastically and with
a sneer said that while he had no objec
tion to paving Second avenue, be did not
care to be dictate 1 to by "that mutual
admiration society over on the corner,"
an organization composed of the rnanu
facturers, merchants and tax-paying citis
zens of the city. The same evening he
expressed his further contempt for that
body by saying "you know we don't take
much stock in those fellows over on' the
At another mee.ing, when the propo
sition came to putchase the armory, he
said: "I would pmfer leasing our present
quarters for a term not exceeding three
years, for property below Twentieth
street is not worth twenty-five cents on
the dollar, and at the expiration of that
time it will have depreciated the other
twenty-five per ceit."
These, togethet with McConochie's
double action on the license question,
cited more fully ebiewhere, constitute his
only official acts of any prominence and
these have given distinction that is not at
Will the voters of Rock Island elect
this man in preference to a man who has
always said a good word for the city, who
is a leading, hurl-working member of
and president of tl e Rock Island Citizens'
Improvement association T It would
seem to strike a conservative-thinking
man that the best Interests of his bU9i
ness, his property and his home would be
subserved by elect ng Fred II ass. These
are thoughts that it will do well to pon
der over well on the eve of a contest
such as is to take place tomorrow one
between the fearless, broad-rr inded citi
zen and a selfish, political "masheen."
Thf Ureat WrentllnK Hatch.
Tonight at the Turner Grand opera
house, Davenport, occurs the great and
long anticipated battle between the
giants of the wrestling profession, Thomas
Connors, late chacipion of England, now
of Pittsburgh, and Martin Burns, of Rig
Rock, Iowa, and champion wrestler of
Iowa. ThecnnteUis to be for $250 a
side, conditions caxh as catch can, style
two points down, i.be best three in five,
Burns two falls to win, Connors three
falls to win.
This morning M 5ssrs. Burns and Con
nors and their backers, W. II. Qibson
and L. Sweeney, called at the A Rous
office and withdrew the original forfeit
money $25 aside deposited March 17,
and which was put. into the bands of
James Sweeney, permanent stake holder
Mr. Geo. Raible, of Davenport, has
been mutually agrsed upon as referee
and the match promises to be one of the
most exciting and artistic in all respects
that has ever been seen in this part of the
country. A great numtwr of sport loving
people from this city will go over to wit
Tbe tltrnia Tonight.
Tonight the Germans' famous Spec
tacular Minstrels g ve one of their meri
torious entertain ments at Harper's
theatre. The Omiha Herald gives the
company this commendation:
Gormans' Spectacular minstrels showed
to a very large aud ence at the Boyd last
night, and the performance was one of
tbe best of the kind ever seen in Omaba.
Tbe old first part, for so long a leading
feature of minstrel) y, has been elimina
ted by the Gormans, and an entire new
feature substituted in tbe shape of a
burlesque called "Scenes at a Seaside
Hotel," which aboinds In lively dances,
pleasant music aud ridiculous situations.
While a chestnut Urns up occasionally
during the performance, the fact is cheer
fully overlooked by the audience, owing
to tbe many new aid novel features in
troduced. It is fr.ie from vulgar gags
and objectionable allusions. Tbe three
Gormans are really the life of the troupe.
but every member of the company is an
artist of no mean nbility. The "Danc
ing Musketeers" a e well worth seeing.
Add Ryman made hit with bis political
speech and Billy Lyons' impersonation
of a female was something marvelous.
That kettle It.
Read this Eansaii logic why the "ma
sheen" nominee should be elected town
ship collector. It appeared in the morn
ing sheet yesterday:
Charles Fiebig for collector who
doesn't know bis merits? As an expert
on bank locks he has probably seen tbe
inside of more bank vaults than any man
in Illinois. His character is of such ster
ling worth that there isn't a banker in
our city wbo would hesitate a moment to
leave Charles Fiebis: alone in bis vault,
with uncounted canh before him. That
is the kind of a mai we want for collec
tor one whose hot eaty and integrity bas
been fully tested, and is beyond the need
of proof. Tbe collector bandies over
$75,000 every year too large a sum to be
trusted to an untried man. Let us see to
it that Fiebig ban lies our cash for tbe
next two years.
Supt Kemble bai
ii made the following
Island public schools
report of tbe Rock
for the month endit
g March 29,1889. and
A of last year:
- ISM). 1888
Avatrmjrii cumber belonc
.-. M 1,887
Ing... l.WW 1.818
Average aauy ienaan
j 1.060 ' 1,081
Per cent i aitanaance
Caae of tardineM
Neither abeent nor tare
. .X.US7 .OTO
The fine residence on bluff in South
Rock Island, knov n as tbe Field place.
ith efirht acrea of crround. Dlentv of
fruit, good house Kid barn for rent cheap
to good tenant. u. J. luwmi.
Out upon "masheen" politics. -Down
with "masheen" politics !
The Gormans minstrels tonight.
Coats' thread 4 cents at McCabe's.
Spring fixtures 12 cents at Taylor's.
Curtain cloth 9 cents a yard at Tay
lor's. Room moulding 3 cents a foot at Tays
Supervisor Montgomery of Edglngton,
is in town.
Hurrah for Hues! The ' masheen" is
Hon . W. Hurst is borne from Spring
field to vote.
The "masheen" is on the defensive
A vote for McConochie. et al, is a vote
for the "masheen."
D. P. Kistler, of Buffalo Prairie, was
in the city today.
Belding's best spool silk, only 4 cents
a spool at McCabe Broa.
The Verne Swain come into port this
morning with colors flying.
New cloth and Jersey jackets just re
ceived at McCabe Bros.
Let your vote be against "masheen"
manipulation in city politics.
What a great April fool day tomorrow
will be for the republicans.
Capt. J. H. Wooders. of Cordova, was
at tho Harper house today.
Great flower seed and bulb dis
tribution this week at McCabe Bros.
Will sell wall paper and border as low
as any house in the city. Taylor's.
The democrats of Edgington have
nominated Jacob Wait for supervisor.
Two pantaloon makers Wanted at S.
A. Marschall's. 219 Twentieth street.
Let the people show who shall manage
tbe city's interests-mot the "masheen."
Geo. Hillier, Sr., has been nominated
for supervisor by the Coal Valley democ
racy. Miss Emma Ayers is back in ber old
place at Mclntire Bros', dry goods
McConochie will be shown tomorrow
that honor and confidence are not won by
There will be any number of republi
can vest pocket votes against tbe "ma
The republican party will save its
reputation tomorrow by setting down on
'Pigs ja Clover" the greatest toy of
the present age 7 cents this week at
The "masheen" will deny everything in
the morning. But it is too la'e. The
people are convinced.
Ed. Wilcox: "Mashsen" or no "ma
sheen" were are going to get there to
morrow everyoae of us.
Tomorrow's political contest will be
tbe people against tbe -masheen." We
shall see which will win.
The greatest drive of tbe season
those flower seeds now ready for special
distribution at McCabe Broa.
The republican party may not be able
to conquer the "masheen" in convention,
but it can help do it at the polls.
J. & P. Coats' best six-cord thread
white, black and all colors 4 cents per
spool, hereafter, at McCabe Bros.
A vote for Fred Hass is a vote for city
progress. A vote for McConochie is a
vote for obstructing city progress.
10,000 papers of imported flower seeds,
every one warranted to grow, at S cents
a paper, this week, at McCabe Bros .
Mr. Fred E. Wright, manager of The
Gormans Spectacular Minstrels, made
tbe A Kara a friendly call this 'morning.
Laboring men, vote the democratic
ticket. Don't help the party for protec
tion for everything except the working
man. Chorus of Phil Miller, Pat Cary, John
Fleming, Morris Stafford, etal: "What
a d 1 of a time we and 'Muc' are
Chairman Cavanaugh has called a meet
ing of all candidates and city committee
men at the Island City club rooms to
night. In his office this morning, Justice
Hawcs married Mr. Robert S. Reeves
and Miss Susie A. Morrow, both of X II
The Gormans made a gorgeous appear
ance in their street parade this morning
with their white silk bats and light spring
There is not a man on tbe republican
ticket whose fitness was not approved by
tbe "masheen" before he was given the
If anyone says anythirg to you today
about McConochie stsnding any show of
being elected, tell him vou are not bo
easily April fooled.
McCabe Bros, offer 10,000 papers ot
selected flower seeds imported for special
distribution among their customers; all
at S cents per paper.
The Rock Island Turner society will
celebrate the thirty second anniversary of
its existence by appropriate exercises
on April 16.
Prof. Anderson, tbe celebrated opti
cian, is at the Harper bouse. Try his su
perion crysolite glasses. See advertises
ment on another page.
All the political . machinery in tbe
world could not electa man like McCono
chie in defiance of the wishes of tbe
thinking people of the city.
"Mutual Admiration Society" McCon
ochie will wish he had suppressed his
sentiments regarding progressive citizens
and business property tomorrow.
Letter Carrier John McDarrah was able
to be about among his friends yesterday
with tbe assistance of crutches. - His in
j ored ankle is still very painful.
Tea, "masheeu"is a very distasteful
word. The people will wipe it out of
city politics tomorrow by voting for Hass
and the democratic ticket throughout.
Voters should remember, in addition
to voting against the "masheen" ticket
tomorrow, to vote either "yes" or "no" on
the question of selling the water works.
If M. T. Stafford it not to be superin
tendent of waterworks in the event of
"masheen" success, why his brags that he
would be back In his old position by
April 20t "
Cheap loans by the Rock Island Mutual
Building, Loan and Savings association
on Tuesday evening, April 2. Premiums
from seventeen to nineteen per cent. .
H. Guyer, secretary.
' McCabe Bros, have imported for their
own special customers an immense lot of
flower seeds, English lawn grass and
bulbs, which they will distribute this
week at one fourth value. .
Phil Miller, Pat Cary, John Fleming,
Morris Stafford. Steve Hull, et al, are
working desperately for the "masheen"
ticket. Why shouldn't they? It means
fat snaps for them.
The Argus has made no personal at
tacks upon Mr. McConochie. It has
simply exposed his official record. It is
no particular fault of the Arous that that
has proved fatal to him.
Speaking about taxes, wouldn't it be a
good idea for some of the candidates on
the republican ticket to liquidate their
indebtedness to the county, before ask
ing the suffrages of their fellow citizens?
The advantage of electing H. C.
Wivill over "Bobby" Bennett willaot
only be to get a much better qualified
man, but once who can speak both the
English and German languages flu
ently. Guy Reynolds, son of Dr. J. A. Rey
nolds, former pastor of the U. P. church,
this city, died at Monmouth college last
Friday of pneumonia, aged fourteen
years, and was buried yesterday at Cedar
Express by your ballot tomorrow your
'disapproval of cut and dried politics.
Let your vote contribute to the suppres
sion of the "masheen" and the giving of
the people free, un trammeled voice in the
convention as well as at the polls.
If the morning paper could be pre
vailed upon to print another extra edition
in order to fill out its deficient circulation
and spread it over town as it did yester
day, there would not he a gbost of a
show for anyone on the "masheen'
A vote for the "masheen" ticket to
morrow means a vote for a slate of ap
pointive offices already decided upon.
There are very few voters in Rock Island
who will not improve tbe privilege given
them of silently suppressing every meth
od of political office grabbing.
The democrats of Black Hawk nomi
nated a strong ticket Saturday night,
with Mr. C. C-iHartman at the head. The
republicans have put up Dr. Matthews
for supervisor, the gentleman whom
nartman laid out last year. If the peo
ple of Black Hawk do the right thing,
they will return Hartman to tbe board of
supervisors by a handsome majority.
No manufacturer, merchant or tax pay
er can afford to vote for McConochie for
mayor. He is a narrow-minded, bigoted
politician, who is the tool of self con
stituted, political dictators. He is noted
chiefly for his sneers at the Rock Island
Improvement association and " his at
tempted depreciation of the business and
property interests of the city.
If that young lady is slow to make up
her mind in regard to being your wife,
just take ber Clemann & Salzmahn's
furniture store, and show ber that beau
tiful bed-room set tt furniture thej
have donated to the Methodist festival.
and will be given to the first couple who j
applies to Mr. Gue for marriage to take
place in the rink Monday evening, May
The furniture factory of Knostman,
Petersen & Company, of Davenport, was
struck by lightning Saturday night, and
damaged to the extent of $3,000; insur
ance $10,000. The fire which ensued
was quickly subdued by the fire depart
ment, and the mill is running today, as
usual. Mr. Howard Wells, of this city,
is interested in tbe factory.
The Union finds fault because City At
torney McEniry did not enforce tbe
Ninth street special sewer system. If
it will take the trouble to look up tbe
records it will find that McEniry did
try to enforce tbe same. but the court
held the proceedings, as begun by bis
predecessor, wrong. Tbe work was not
cut out to his band, but was cut out like
a great many other suits engineered by
bis predecessors, which McEniry would
not have done.
Clerk Bloom, of the Rock Island
house, has displayed bis artistic merit
and skill in tbe manner in which be bas
adorned the Rock Island house register
in honor of the arrival of Gorman's
spectacular minstrels. Two entire pages T
are given to the decoration and the let-,
ters and coloring as well as tbe whole in
scription, betokens taste and originality
that Mr. Bloom need be in no way
ashamed of. The Gormans should ap
preciate the compliment Mr. Bloom bas
A smitten conscience is often the cause
of much unwary and injudicious talk.
Thus it is that the Union, knowing as it
does, that the "masheen" slate bas been
made up for the appointive offices should
McConochie be elected, tries to conceive
that the democrats also have a slate and
that W. U. Lidders is to be marshal. The
fact that Mr. Lidders has been a resident
of Chicago for some time, having moved
bis family and effects there, shows that
there is not much accuracy about tbe
Union guess work. While there has
been no "masheen" work or slate making
among democrats, they are nevertheless
confident enough of success to begin to
think about some of the duties that will
devolve upon a live, energetic, public
spirited business man in the office of
The democrats of Davenport after
having elected John McSteen city clerk
for eight different terms of one year each,
decided Saturday that it was time for a
change notwithstanding that McSteen
bad made a good clerk, and nominated
P.J. Haggarty instead. The republi
cans of Rock Island have permitted
Bob Eoehler to have tbe office of city
clerk for ten years, and although they
wanted a change this year,: the "ma
sheen" had use for Bob on the ticket and
he was placed upon it. Tbe difference
between McSteen and Eoehler is that the
former retires gracefully --and with the
good wishes of his party; the latter re
tires after being beaten at the poles for
an office he greedily sought in opposi
tion to tbe beat elements of bis party and
in spite of which he made combinations
to again capture. "
We Wish Theaa Jar.
Geo. B. Wakefield, now of Omaha, and
formerly of this city, and Miss ' Ida G.
Mincke, of St Louis, were united in mar
riage in St. Louis at the residence of
Mr. Adolph Herther, a brother-in-law of
the bride, and a prominent banker in St.
Louis. Tbe wedding was quite a bril
liant affair and the presents numerous
and elegant. The happy couple are now
visiting the groom's mother at 703
Twenty-first street. Mr. Wakefield is
well known here. lie was with the Rock
Island Lumber company for over five
years, and was at one time foreman of the
planing mill. His friends were very
much surprised to learn of his taking
unto himself a better half, and tbey all
wish the happy couple a long and happy
life . Tbey will make Omaha tbeir home.
All who desire to avoid imposition and
be cured, should insist on having Pond's
Extract, put up only in bottles, with our
landscape trademark, on surrounding
A cellar full of good cider proved very
handy for quenching a fire that broke
out in Edward Bliss' bouse at Brimfield,
Mass., during a recent cold spell, the
pump being froze up.
The ladies' friend, Tond's Extract. No
honsehold should be without it. Book
of directions around each bottle.
Chas. A . Steel, - - Manager.
Return of the Favorites,
MONDAY, APRIL 1st.
Fred E. Wright, Manager.
Presenting a Programme of Pfrtlirg Novel
ties new to to Minetrel stage.
t-SEE THE PASHAt
(We of seats begins Friday, March 29. Prices
Turner Grand Opera House.
Two Performances only, fennday Matinee
SUNDAY, MARCH 31.
The Crnsadcrg in the Land of fun !
The New Pilgrims of Mirth !
A Perfect Cyclone of Merriment!
SISSON & BRADY'S
Company of Comedians headed by Mixs Jo n
Sissom, the charming sonbrett. and Chas. A. Lo-
.... ............ ul. u iuii aii:nL i auu jneini-
rolitan Blur rant. The Latest, the Brightest, the
a uhujcbi, i ue xoi ui musical comedies,
under the management of S. W. Brady.
New Songs. New Dances, New Music.
Our own Operatic Orchestra, all Solo Ar
tists. Little Nngget Patrol Band.
Prices Matinee and usual prices at night; re
served seats now on sale at Huebinger's.
DON'T MIS3 IT.
Wednesday Evening, April 3.
Admission 35 Cents.
Good order maintained. Objectionable
characters strictly prohibited.
Street cars for Mollne after dance.
Room and Picture
Cord Nails & Hooks,
At the very Lowest
Call and see.
C. C. Taylor
Under Rock Island House.
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
E ery effort made to handle
only choice investments.
. Call or write for details.
ftpB ae.at,tacj' y w.
Superb line of dress
goods for spring
wear in many new
have nerer been
Prices on White
Goods seem to have
Look through the
department; we will
save you money.
We have uever
been able to show
2 cents pY yard
Hock Island. Illinois.
f jmm sfcrtat-iiii ism isst ihif jFff U 1 ' ,
I ft l, A . K
1ARGER THAN EVER:
and three times as large as any other establishment in
this city can be seen at the popular store of
CLEMANN & SALZK1ANN.
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.
J. B. ZIMMERs
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'S,
3B IE TT TT IE 3FS. SS!
$1.50 per Gallon.
POST OFFICE BLOCK.
Greatest Bargains Ever Offered
BOOTS and SHOES
Childrens' Shoes - - 10, 15, 25 and 50 cents.
Childrens' H. C. School shoes, - - 85c and f 1.00
Misses best School shoes, - - - - $1.15
' Misses H. C. Fancy Lace shoes, - - - $1.50
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.
LJf l will guarantee better goods and lower prices than any other firm in tbe
three cities or refund money.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
; CENTRAL SHOE STORE, 1818 fecond Avenue.
ELM 8TREET SHOE STORE, PIONEER SHOE STORE,
22 Fifth Avenue. y 13 Second Avenue.
Place on sale on Monday morning a large assortment of
Ladies' White Aprons.
Late designs, beeinning at 25 cents. Choice assortment at
33c, 37c, 43c, 00c and up to finer grades. Simply a waste of
time for you to make your aprons when you can buy at
Splendid assortment of children's Lace Caps and Bonnets in
new spring effects. Tou can buy a handsome cap at 23 eta,
others at 27c, 35c, 48c and up.
The prices quoted on the above mentioned goods give no
adequate idea of tbeir real value. Buying these goods direct
from New York manufacturers, we save the middleman's
profit, which goes to the customer that means you. If
Opp. Harper House,
DAILY HIS STOCK OF
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.