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THE BOCK rST.ANT BGU& FKIDAY, APRIL 5." 1888.
All The Spring Styles
LLOYD & STEWART'S.
Call and examinH. 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.
J5yDo not forget tle place,
1705 Secend Avenue.
VI NN EDGE'S-
A PRINCIPLE INVOLVED.
The Proposed Election Contest and
What it Blenns.
Will Frederick Haes AmtherUe the
Ureonat aal Inveetlsatlea ? Jaage
;Dry Goods Store!
Corner Second and Brady Sts.
It is to the interest of every one desiring to buj'
To visit us before making their purchase of Dry Goods.
Our stock is entirely
New from Beginning to End.
Wij have no old 8helf-worn goods, nor goods that are undesirable
' vies. "OUR STOCK is bought ai cheap as money will buy from
Itf bu factories and importing housei. ' We are in a position to
Tikf rock hottom prices. We carry well known brands of goods and
I" not want to impose upon our patrons with shoddy manufacturers
tQ"Wlifn jou buy of us you may ex peel what you buy, and in all cases
e 6iml remly to make our word good. This is the basis upon which we
-k your pittronairl.
tko il.-aiTjre in showing our goods, and we most cordially invite
y"u to coiuf arnl examine our goods. Examine and compare our prices
10,1 ?ou "ill tlr d ihem the lowest. Yours cry respectfully.
GEO. VINNEDGE & CO.
WALL PAPER at a BARGAIN
Wave the largest .lock in the city, .nd are bound to .ell. and price, aw
0t' Second Ave-, ana 15th street. SUTOLIFFE BROS.
The proposed contest of the election of
Wm. McConochle as mayor of Rock Isl
and is becomlc g a more interesting topic.
and one that the public la anxious to see
finally solved, the more it is discussed
Mr. Hass. who is urged to make the con
test by republicans as well as democrats,
said, when spoken to upon the subject
this morning, that be was not so desirous
of being mayor as to enter into the con
troversy, unless be felt satisfied that
illegal votes had been cast. lie would not
undertake such a task if actuated solely
by personal mc lives. A number of his
friends had expressed to him their con
fidence that n valid votes had been
cast by students of Augustana college
and had urged him to make the contest
in order that tl e matter might be settled
once for all.
Mr. Bass ba:i thirty days from the time
the counoil declares the election result to
file his notice of contest in the county
court, and be 1 as not yet decided what
Judge Ira 0. Wilkinson was interro
gated this morning upon the question of
college student voting and he said:
"The mere ftct that a young man is a
student at a college, will not of itself de
termine the question whether he is a
voter in the pla :e where the college is
located or not. And resort must be
had to outside f cts and circumstances to
dutermliie his right to vote. A young
man having a home which he has left to
go to the col lego and to which home he
returns in vueat ons or in case of sickness
or other circumstances tending to show
that he regards it as bis home and that
liia residence at the college is a temporary
one only for the purpose of receiving
tuition there, and having the intention to
return to his homo so soon as this tempo
rary purpose has been accomplished,
would clearly Ih no voter at the place of
"On the other hand a young man with
out local or family ties or other condi
tions of residence elsewhere, and who
makes Lis home at the college while pur
suing his studios or college course, and
having no place to which he intends to
return, but who intends to remain at the
place where the college is located or go
elsewhere depending upon the circum
stances which may exist at the end of his
term of study, would be entitled to regard
the place of the college as his home and
to vote there. In short, each case is to
be determined by the circumstances, re
lations and inter tions of the particular
' student. No general rule can be stated
as alike applicable to all cases."
There is no question but there are stu
dents attending Augustena college be.
longing to both these classes, as all those
ot mature age, attending the college.
vote. The Arous does not, particularly,
favor a contest any more now than at
any other time. It thinks, without ques
tioning the motives or political prefer
ences of the students or of criticising
them in the least for voting, that the sub
ject is one that ought to be once, and for
all time settled, and that this is as good
a time aa any.
The Union, actuated by a bigoted,
selfish, partisan f pirit, opposes the propo
sition and terors it a threat. It acknowK
edesthat questionable votes are cast,
but places the number at sixteen and
holds that as tLere are not enough to
change the outcome of the present elec
tion, there is no need of a contest. It is
not with a view cf determining the result
of the election, just bad, or of knowing
how the students voted, that the Abods
would bo pleased to see a contest. It is
simply to settle a matter of constitution
ality, validity and principle, no matter
who or what is aflected by the result.
A Hoy'a Body Found.
The body of a boy apparently sixteen
or seventeen years old was found near
Musser'a mill at Muscatine yesterday.
The body was d essed in a pair of jean
trousers, brown worsted vest and sack
coat, calloo shirt, button shoes and a
checked cravat. Nothing was found in
his clothing. The coroner's jury after
due investigation found a verdict that the
boy came to bis death from drowning,
but was unable to identify him from any
thing found upon the person. The body
seems to have bein in the water quite a
This morning Coroner Hawes received
a postal from th coroner of Muscatine
county, asking if there had been any
cases of drownicg here answering the
description of the body found. Coroner
Hawes replied tha: there had been no such
cases reported. It will be remembered
that Geo. Appclhf.nes, light bouse keeper
on Big Island, di mppeared mysteriously
on the night of Ftb. 28, and has not been
since heard from, the supposition being
that he was drowi.ed while attempting to
cross Rock river on the ice after night.
But his description of course does not
tally with. that of the boy found at Mus
catine. ' Only Mare Way.
If a stranger calls on you and ask. yon
to sign some kind of a contract on a re
ceipt, first read the document through
caiefully to see wiat it is. Then read it
by sections to sec if it is right. Then
turn it upside dov n to make sure that it
is all right. Then see how it would read
crosswise, to ascertain whether it is a
disguised promissory note. If after
tbese tests, you Cisco ver nothing wrong
about it, get out the ink bottle and the
pen. Examine tho point of the pen care
fully and wipe it on your hair. Then
shake up the ink jottle to mike sure the
ink has the right t olor, and did not freeze
last winter. Then dip the pen .lowly in
the ink. Next, Jake It in yonr right
hand. Then spread oat the document to
be signed, and then tell the agent to
call tome other day. alter you have had
an interview with a lawyer.
STAND YOUR GROUND, ULAM.
The Alaenaao-Elret from the tteeaa
M'ard Sfot ta be JBnllaoaea by
Mehenee Iefraa4 Hlsa af His
Meat ib the Council.
"Snobbles" and the "yahoo" stretched
a point a little too far in their effort, this
morning.to intimidate, bluff and bulldoze
Messrs. Ulam and Better to settle the
dispute as to which is elected by lot or
chance. The "masheen" sheet .ays:
We hear Messrs. Hetter and Ulam, the
candidates who got even votes in the
second ward, are unwilling to draw lot.
ana want to put the city to a new elec
tion. This foolishness can be summarily
enaea u tne council but does its dutv
Tbt general incorporation law provides
mat a tie ".ball be determined by lot in
the presence of the city council or board
of trustees in such manner as tbev shall
direct which candidate or candidates
shall hold the ofCce." The word "shall"
is mandatory and If the candidates don't
care to aot for themselves the council can
direct it. canvassing committee or the
city clerk to go ahead, making the draw
ing ana aeciare tne result.
The audacity of such a statement is it.
own condemnation. The plain facts of the
case are that the Union in the first place
know, that. David Ulam is elected, and
that a recount will go indicate. But as the
faco of the returns show a tie, it prefers
to run its chances by drawing cuts
than to permit either a recount or
another election. By resorting to a
game of cbanoe, an option which the
law let it be said to its tverlasting
shame provides, the "masheen" candi
date would have everything to gain and
noining io lose, wnereas. a rocount
would, in all probability, show Mr
Ulam'. election, as it is known that there
are tickets in the township box in his
name, which he has not yet been credited
with; and another election would, un
questionably, result in his triumphant
The Union must think It la dealing
with a pack of idiots, both as regards
Messrs. Ulam and Better, and the entire
council, when it imagines It can by its
nonsensical misconstruction of the
meaning of the statute, bulldoze either
the contesting candidates or the council
into settling a question of bo much im
portance, in such a shiftless manner as it
outlines. The law says that under cir
cumstances such as the present appear
to be, the contestants shall cast lots in
such a manner as the council may decide.
The council is not to do the
casting of lots; it is the contestants
that are to do that. The council
decides and dictates the manner. It is
the contestants who this strange law
says shall gamble aa to who the people
have elected to a public office. But
what is to be done if one or both refuse
to settle it by chance, as both would
be commended in doing? Bow, if
either declines to gamble as to whether or
not the people have elected him, just as
Messrs. Ferguson and Evans did in the
late Fifth ward controversy 7 and in which
cse the council ordered another election .
The council can devise the means of set
tling it, whether by lots, dice, dominos.
whisky-poker or euchre, but the con
testants don't have to compromise their
sense of morality unless they desire to.
Either or both can decline to resort to
a game of chance that the council may
propose, and then there is no alternative
but to call another election. Flence the
Union in the interests of the "masheen"
has the presumption and egotism to think
that the candidates and council will heed
its bulldozing proposition and resort to
the only possible means and it only on
eyen chances of putting another "ma
sheen" man in the council. It is rather
& desperatu trick, for upon its success de
pends the "masheen. unobstructed
manipulation of city politics for the next
year at least but it won't work.
Mr. Ulam believes be is elected alder
dan from the Second ward and he will
not run any risk by gambling, of sur
rendering a trust the people have reposed
in him. Be will simply demand a re
count. If that should show a tie then
the council must call another election for
Mr. Ulam is not a chance-taker even Jn
the sight of the law, and no matter how
much he would be approved in such a
course by "masheen" politicians.
There is at present a fairly good stags
Capt. Wm. Burke, the well known
steamboat man, intends going to Okla
homa to take up a claim.
The C. J. Caffrey Is busy bringing
down raft, for the Weyerhauaer 3c Denk
mann'a mills which commence operations
The little local packet, Verne Swain,
i. a perfect jewel of brightness this year.
She has been thoroughly overhauled and
Steamboat Inspectors J. Q. Scott and
T. W. Burns are at the Barper. They
have a number of steamer, to inspect
hereabouts, including the ferry Spen
cer. A familiar and genial countenance is
missed from the ferry crew this year. It
is William Adamson, who has given up
his position as head engineer, because in
order to devote himself exclusively to the
foundry business, in which he ha. asso
ciated himself with Mr. Ruick. Ben.
Wilson, the veteran steamboat engineer,
succeeds Mr. Adamson as head engineer.
The new Gem City, the grey bound ot
the upper Mississippi, will probably
make her first appearance in tbese waters
tomorrow. She was expected to leave
St. Louis yesterday bound for St. Paul.
She will run in the Keoknk trade this
year as usual.
The Diamond Jo line will ha7e but
three boat, in commission on the Missis
slppi this Mason, unless the business de
velop, into larger proportion, than the
Mary Morton, Pittsburg and Sidney can
handle, when one or two of the other,
will be brought out. Negotiations are
now pending for the .ale of the Jose
phine to a syndicate .headed by Capt. M.
B. Davis, the Quincy confectioner, wbo
proposes to ran her in the excursion
trade between Louisiana and Burlington.
The company hold, the boat at 6.000,
and the syndicate will prabably pay it;
the cut $27,000 to build ten year. ago.
If the deal la consummated, the Joee-
phine, which is on her way to Winona,
will go on the ways at Dubuque, on her
return, where she will be fitted for the
excursion trade. The Diamond Jo peo
ple are also anxious to dispose of the
Libbie Conger and the Josie. The for
mer will probably be sent to the Mis
souri river to enter the excursion bus!
nes8. The Josie will be allowed to lie in
the bay at Quincy until a purchaser is
found for ber, the company valuing her
at $5,000. The Libbie Conger may be
enlarged to the size of the Mary Morton
in the event of business increasing to
such an extent a. to warrant four large
A Bad State of Affaire.
Davenport, which ha. been growing
more wicked as it has been growing
larger, has reached an appalling stage in
its sinward movement. The Salvation
Army after making two years steady
bombardment upon the city, was finally
repulsed with disastrous result, and
driven out. Now it is likely to lose its
'Y. M. C. A.- The board of directors of
the association and the minitters' asso
ciation of the city held a joint meeting
Wednesday to consider the interests of
the Y. M. C. A. The fact presented it
Self that the difficulty experienced ia se
curing a sufficient sum of money to liqui
date the indebtedness of the association
and to provide the current expenses for
the remainder of the year makes the
future life of the association very doubt
ful. It was decided to bold a union mass
meeting in Burtis opera house Sunday
evening the 14th inst. Speakers will be
secured from abroad and every effort
made to have a representative meeting so
that its decision will voice the sentiment
of the community concerning this work.
It in not unlikely that the churches
would all be driven out one by one if the
ministers were not organized for protec
tion and self defence.
In the meantime Rock Island ia goinc
ahead with its new Y. M. C. A. and First
M. E. church building projects.
Thr Mmta Mtrert Charch.
Extensive improvements heretofore
fully noted, having been made at the
Nln'h Street M. E. church, a special ser
vico will be held Sunday at 10:45 a. m.
There will be preaching by Rev. J. 8.
McCord, of Dubuque, who comes to help
this little church start out anew. The
choir is in good condition to give some
excellent music. The First M. E. church
will close for the morning service, so all
can go to this reopening. The Sabbath
school will hold its regular session but
close early enough for all to go down to
the Ninth street to hear Dootor McCord,
their old pastor.
There will be provisions made to seat
all, as the capacity is twice as great as
ever before. Mr. Que says, "let every
body send in an offering to help this
people who are poor but doing a good
work." At this church in the evening
Rev. O. W. Que will preach to the
mechanics and all classes of toiling men
and their families who are disposed to
M. & K.
Nice oranges at Long's.
Fresh vegetables at May's.
Fresh eggs and butter at Long's.
Choice oranges at F. Q. Young's.
Spring fixtures 12$ cents at Taylor's.
Choice lettuce and spinach at Long's.
Curtain cloth 9 cents a yard at Tay
Room moulding 3 cents a foot at Tay.
On the nod M. & K's. spring stock of
M. & K. are getting ready; look out
Look for bargains at the M. & K. to
Fresh vegetables of all kinds at F. G
Watch M. & K.'s announcements to
For a nobby fit and spring styles go to
the M. & E.
The place to. buy your footwear is at
the M. & EL.
It is a treat to see M. & E'a. spring
stock of goods.
Bronze slippers in all widths can bo
found at the M. & K.
Those patent leather low shoes have
arrived at the M. & E.
Just received a new line of shirt waists
and pants at the M. & E.
The M. & E. promise unusual and un
expected bargains for spring.
Gentlemen in need of fine shoes, can
find what they want at the M. & E.
Will sell wall paper and border as low
as any house in the city. Taylor's.
Ladies in search of fine shoes can find
just what they want at the M. & E.
Another invoice of those fine $2 50 kid
shoes just received at the M. & K.
Those unexpected inducement. M. &
E. promised will be in readiness tomor
M. & E. promised you something ua-
usual this spring. They will be ready
tomorrow be on the lookout.
The January term of the circuit court
came to an end this afternoon, Judge
Glenn adjourning it sine die.
Never in your life have you seen such
bargains a. M. & E. will place on sale
tomorrow. Look out for them.
In the list of subscribers to St. Luke's
hospital, the donation of Mr. Peter Fries
$12 was accidentally omitted.
Julius J. Junge has just received a
fresh car load of that world renowned
and celebrated Colfax mineral water.
The Y. W. C. T. U. will hold its regu
lar monthly meeting tomorrow afternoon
at 3 o'clock in the Y. M. C. A. rooms.
There 1. a rumor to the effect that the
Bolme. syndicate has about closed nego
tiation, for the puichaae of the Central
street railroad in Moline.
The Davenport postofflce is to be
moved from the quarters it baa occupied
since 1865, at the corner of Third and
Perry, to Forrest, block, Brady and
Clemann & Saltmann have .the largest
assortment of furniture and carpet, and
the lowest price, west of Chicago. Don't
forget the place,' Harper', theatre build
ing. No. 1S25 and 1527 Second avenue.
A new time card goes Into effect on the
C, B. & Q. Sunday, by the Condition, of
which the Sunday night passenger out of
Rock Island and the Sunday night
passenger out of St. Louis will be
abandoned. There will also be imaor
tant changes in the running of the Ster
The Gormans' spectacular minstrels
were at the Rock Island house for break
fast this morning, enroute from Sterling
to Muscatine. Manager Wright here en
gaged Eddie and Eliaa Nixon, aged re
spectively fourteen and eleven years.and
sons of -Win . Nixon, of Davenport, to
accompany the company. The boys are
unusually gifted and Manager Wright
thinks be can make quite an attractive
feature out of them. Mr. Nixon, whose
wife is dead, ha. six children and be i.
training them all for the stage.
Another If iff Parrhase.
News comes from Minneapolis of one
of the largest .ingle pine-land transac
tions in that part of the country Some
month, ago Mr. A. H. Wilder of Min
neapolis gave the Eau Claire man an op
tion on the standing pine on a large tract
of land in Mille Lac county, Minn. Ex
Senator Sabin purchased the option and
concluded the trade. On Tuesday Sena
tor Sabin disposed of the pine to Mr.
Weyerhaeuser, the well-known lumber
man of this city. Tha sale was
made for $450,000. The pine will be
handled by the Mississippi River Log
ging company and will be floated from
the St. Croix into the Mississippi and
thence down the river.
Last evening Ucal Lodge 608, I. O. O
F., installed officers as follows:
D D G M James F Van Born.
N G P Greenawalt.
V G -W Bakpr.
Rec Sec W V Stafford.
Per Sep James F Van Born.
Treas W B Scott.
War- -J Famer.
Cond 8 J Woodin.
I G P B W Nehlsen .
O G D B Henschen.
R 8 N G .1 W Herbert.
L 8 N G P A Eeller.
R 8 V G B D Lament.
L 8 V G- G D Petcher.
R 8 8 J L Thomas.
L S S J G Gansert.
Adrrrtlnrd List orLntr Ko. 15.
LiMor letter, unralled for at the foslottlce at
Knck Inland, Rock Island county, llllnoli.
April 5, l&tt.
Breed A Lvscb Mias J
Bailey Geo W Mclniery Miss Magcle
Buck BroGeo McWnlney John
Bruvort J H Moore Thomas
Fia D Myeni William
Harmon William Rumasoen A Onhbard
Henry Wm Rappley M
Heir of Thoa Mallor Bmith W H
L&ngfleld Victor Snyder Jonnle
Loreiit John Stombe or Stoma Joa
Balen Mra Lorlaa
Give the numoer ot tue Hat when ralllns for
advertiied letters. A. HUKSING, P. M.
The ladies' friend, Pond's Extract. No
household should be without it. Book
of directions around each bottle.
The body is more susceptible to benefit
from Bood's Sarsaparilla now than at
any other season. Therefore take it now.
Dancing is said to be declining in popu
larity in England.
Saturday Evening, April 6th.
Admission 33 Cents.
Good order maintained. Objectionable
characters strictly prohibited.
Street care for Molina 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,
. DAVE PORT, IA.
SECURED BY FIRST MORTGAGE
Always on hand for sale at
and 7 per cent to investor.
Interest Collected without
Every effort made to handle
only choice investments.
Call or write for details.
' ' lAWana C Til US
JVrVtM i ' 41
Superb line of dress
goods for spring
wear in many new
have oerer been
Prices on White
Goods seem to have
reached bottom .
Look through the
department; we will
save you money.
We have uever
been able to ihn
2 cents per yard
INFANTS' LACE CAPS.
Place on sale on Monday morning a large assortment of
Ladies' White Aprons.
Late designs, beginning at 25 cent. Choice assortment at
85c, 87c, 48c, 50c and up to finer grades. Simply a waste of
time for you to make your apron, when you can buy at
Splendid assortment of children's Lace Caps and BonneU ia
new spring effects. Tou can buy a handsome cap at 23 eta,
others at 27c, 85c, 49c and up.
The prices quoted on the above mentioned good. Rive no
adequate idea of tb ir real value. Buying these- goods direct
from New York manufacturers, we save the middleman',
profit, which goe. to the customer that mean, you, if
Hock Island. Illinois.
A Mammoth Stock
J J ii ana ii al
krfi4Kanrcj;t t m git '-itfL'':
tmatmt ' in r ii i 1 I -1p
1A.RGER THAN EVER:
and three times as large as any other establishment in
this city can be seen at the popular store of
CLEMANN & gSALZlvlANH.
They buy direct from the Manufacturers, thus saving the
wholesale dealeis' profits and are enabled to command the
No. 1525 and 1527 Second Ave.,
The only Double Front Store in Rock Island.
J. B. ZIMMER
0pp. Harper House,
-IS RECEIVING DAILY HIS STOCK OP-
Spring and Summer Goods,
of the latest patterns. Call and examine them and remem
ber that he makes his suits np in the latest styles.
HIS PRICES ARE LOW.
To Cure Spring Fever
KOHIST & ADLER'S,
IB I TT TT 3E IR SS J
$1.50 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' 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 Bale, - $1.50 and $2.00
all other goods in proportion.
tri will guarantee better goods and lower prices than eny other firm In the
three cities or refuQd money. -
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, 1818 Second Avenue.
ELM STREET SHOE STORE, . PIONEER SHOE 8TORX,
2989 Fifth ATenue. 1718 Second Atu.