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ISLAND ABGU8r TUESDAY, APRIL 9 1889.
A N D -L l i i-y
We t.w bargains to offer which Mem
"eu a tn ho trim anil nntliinir
I... .n inspection
the eoods them
tbnt every hr
This wevk it
i,.m hs offered.
We liave j'ist purchased
y ti,ern!- f the Renfrew M tlq. "short
tanil is ' running fru.n 1 to yards ii.
. j(l.t.' n.n will ,,u cut' Wl" he BO,l
tit' i 'y r,,me ,ro,n 1,10 niil1, we ,"lV,,
J' ,r., them over and have all the rlif-
i .friii pri.'is, meonlinu to Hclection at 16.
Viy '' Hml 83,; ,,,r yBr'1- A" ru
wnh iloii'il''. a,ul "ny re worth three
n,j fur times the price marked.
Cuitoincrs will quickly appreciate that
our oh i'''-' I" naromjj these prices and
mcriticliiu' 'ods H to thoroughly ad
Tl,rli,c our linen l-pnrtmeut, which Is
the Nrs.'i-'! Hn'' full"1 we bave ever
jbow'n, s'i conlains more real genuine
iiMin than u will see on any one
floor Ht ftny other place in the three cities
Our Flower seed, English lawn gra89 and bulb distribution will he continued
ilurintf the rominir week. We sent out several thousand papers last week, but still
j,sM p'enty for all. at only 8c per paper.
1714. 1716. 1718. 1720 and 1722 Second Avenue. Rock Island.
KINGSBURY & SON
Are thH Leaders in LOW PRICES on-
COME AND SEE OUR STOCK
and get our prices.
PTT'o not forget the place,
1705 Secend Avenue.
U Vrs J i ' i szz&
Nrarv t!m Western agents for the stove manufactures
of Tai'mx, Rice & Co., and carry the largest stock of
stows west of Chicago. In buying of us you virtually
l'y of t manufacturers and at lower prices than any
Wail d;:il.r can afford to make. It will pay you to see
us befoivyou buy anything in the shape of a stove.
WILURD BAKER & CO.,
Opposite Harper House, Rock Island.
e have tho !..... ..u i ..
are bound to wll, and prices ere
'a1 onehort notice Ail work
M C01li Ave- and!5th etreet SUTCLTFFE BROS.
Knock down argument, and to direct at
tentlon to our large line of Crochet and
Marseilles bed spreads, we will sell on
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of
this week, a limited quanty each day, if
Nice white fringed Crochet quilts at
84 cents each. Also on same days only,
a limited number of the celebrated Bates
Crochet quilts at 84 cents each.
Our other great bargains in Marseilles
nnd Crochet quilts will be shown you
cheerfully if desired.
We place on sale this week a nice lot
of JACKETS and beaded WRAPS at
exceptionally low figures.
TEA JACKETS. STOCKEMETTE
JACKETS. STRIPED JACKETS.
Puffed and braided jackets, smocked
and braided jackets, cork screw jackets,
wide wales jacketr, blouse waists, and
many other choice styles much under
Tliis week we make some startling
pi ices on a lot of new dress goods. We
have some special drives in this depart
ment without sufficient space to describe,
and will knife some short lenghts in a
most reckless manner.
Try and call early in the week for pick
of the bargitins.
at a BARGAIN
GOOD GROUND TO CONTEST
That's What Frederick Hass Seems
The UasntloB to the Legality of
Avutiigu Jollea;e Mcadente Vot
Ins-.. Vh Voted Lant Toreday ad
Where They E.tve - Oiher Kaeia.
The Aroc of last evening in review
ing the ground of Mr. Frederick II ass to
contest the ejection of Wm. McConochie
as mayor of Rock Island, spoke of the
fact that of tbe 227 students catalogued
In Augustana college for the year 1889,
only four registered Rock Island as their
home, the others giving their residences
in different pirts of the country, regard
ing such as their homes, yet that in the
neighborhood of forty students of Augus
tana college oted in the Seventh ward at
the last election more than enough to
change the election either way. Tbe
actual number was tbirty-six and the
Argus has learned their names and places
of residence as they are printed in the
college catalogue for 1838. Following is
Anders O Ander, Orion. Ill; O Eman
ual Forsbere. Lindshorg. Kan; Nils Gib
son, Cannon Fall, Minn: Andrew M L
Herenius, Waterville, Kan; Care A Hull
It runs, Maiden Rock. Wis; Erik J Ny
sirom, Swedeiiburg, la; Joaef A Anders
son, Des Moires, la; Claes J Peterson,
Fremont. Ia; John G Dahlbere, Essex,
la; Oscar W Hubbard. Smoky Hill. Kan;
Henry O Hultren McGregor. Ia; Nils E
Kron, Rockford, 111; Victor O Peterson,
Stanton, Ia; Gust A Swanburg, Dayton,
la; Charles O Young, Lindxborg, Kan; S
Noah Beckmai, Geneva, Ill; C August
Bereendoff. I'.oston, Mass; Johan G
Daniclson, Henderson Grovp, 111; J August
Johansson. LindRhorg, Kan; C Emil
Olsson, Andover, III; John M Rydman,
Ryssby. Col; Frank Swenson. Humboldt,
Kan; J Reyno'd Brown, New Britain.
Conn; AuguBt T Fant. Sycamore, 111; C
J August Holmgren, Chicago, 111; John
Johnson, Des "Moines, Ia; Otio Anderson,
ChiCHgo, 111; Ilustia G Brchmer, Milan,
III; Charles H J Christenaon, Portland,
(!onn; CbrtoliMU A Lindahl, Alta Ia;
Magnus J Lomer. Minneapolis, Minn; C
Albert Randolph, Swedesburg, Ia;
Charles A R wander, Ruckford. Ill; A
Johan Malmquist. Chicago, 111; David A
Lofgrcn, West Bay City, Mich.
These m any are known to have voted
in the Seventh ward and it is estimated
that there are at least fifteen others who
do not board r lodge elsewhere than at
the college, but who attend it, who are
only transitory residents in the city and
who voted in other wards.
There arc other things in connection
with the recent election that warrants
Mr. Haas in demanding a recount at least.
The total vote cast was 2473; yet the
total vote on lie two candidates for each
of tbe respective offices did not reach
those figures. Tbe total number of votes
short on mayor as compared with tbe
total, is thirty- nine seven in the First,
eight in tbe Second, seven in the Third,
three in tbe Fourth, tour in the Fifth,
six In the BixtL, and four in the Seventh.
To express it briefly, the vote seems to
be "pretty bad y mixed" and a recount
and investigation as to the legality of the
votes of the sti dents is demanded by all
THE PAVING PROJECT.
A Meeting or lh Property Holder t
Takr Mtepa Toward Menarlnc the
Ileitt Work In the PavtiiR of Heeaod
A call was lait night issued, signed by
Mitchell & Lyndfa, J. & M. Rosenfield,
A. C. Dart, T. II. Dawson. Fred. Hass,
E. H. Guyer, Paler Fries, L. S. McCabe
and F. Ludolph for a meeting of props
erty holders on Seeond avenue, between
Fourteenth and Twentieth streets, at the
Improvement association rooms at 3:30
this afternoon, to consider the pro
visions of the pnving ordinance, adopted
by tbe council meeting Friday night, and
to "take such steps as will secure the
best job at the l9west cost," as tbe call
Many have gained the impression that
the meeting is for the purpose of opposing
tbe cypress block pavement, but if the Ar
gus may judge rightly from conversation
with taxpayers this morning, it is only
to provide for specifications that the good
work inaugurated by the council may go
forward without delay and under such
circumstances a i the greatest good may
accrue from the; most reasonable cost.
This the Arocb believes and hopes to be
the purpose of the meeting. Of course,
there are those who favor brick, and
there are those who, under the guise of
being partial to brick, would prefer no
pavement at all, but the majority of
property holder are pleased with the
paving selected and are not likely to re
monstrate agaiuiit cypress blocks.
Mr. Phil Mitchell, of Mitchell &
Lynde, remarked this morning:
"While I think the council should have
investigated furt ler as to brick, I am not
disposed to assail the council for its ac
tion. I believe it did its duly as it saw
it to be, and aa f ir as I am concerned, go
ahead with cypresn blocks, only there
should be abundant specifications as to
advertising and we should get the best
W. A. Negus laid "I am well pleased
with cypress blorks as a pavement. It
is much preferable, in my opinion, to
brick, and I should like to see the avenue
paved with it as tioon as possible."
Street Commis doner E. P. Reynolds
said: "Although I am not particularly
interested, cypre ts blocks will be the best
material they cat. get for paving, if they
are going to use wood. Brick, I regard,
as an experiment, as yet, and if they can
get the best qual ty of cypress blocks, it
will make the iiest pavement in the
world, and tbe people will be proud of
Frederick Hast, president of the Im
provement association, and one of tbe
signers of the call, remarked: "The
meeting is not culled to oppose cypress
block pavement, as I understand tbe
sense of the call. It is simply to .pro
vide as to the specifications. I did pre
fer brick, but I am not at all displeased
with cypress triccks, because I know
what they are." ' .
Pineapple cul ure
f400 per acre.
in Florida yields
The Attempt of the Cil" te IJre
Two Political candidates by Garb
ling Offlelal Record.
On tbe Sunday morning preceding th
late city election tbe Union published the
following as a statement of the reported
and assessed valuation of the personal
property of Mr. Fred Hass:
Hones $ 120 TO
Cttle. , 1 10
8af SO Si
CarriHge 210 ol
Watch 65 Si
Sewing machine 60 10
Piano S(l 60
Toolg, etc 4 150
Moneys SMI 0
Credit 0 0
Household goods 6 (00
Total personal tt,660 9760
The object of tbe Union was of course
to kill two birds with one stone; to show
in the first place that Mr. Barge, the
democratic nominee for assessor, bad,
whether willful or not, been negligent in
bis duties as regarded Mr. Hass' property
at least, and at the same time to convey
the impression that Mr. Hass bad eluded
the payment of taxes in 1888 which he
had paid in 1887. The Argus at tbe
time interviewed Assessor Barge on the
subject and be explained that if there
was any such difference in the assessed
valuation of Mr. Hass' personal property
between 188? and 1888, it was due to the
fact that between those years be retired
from business and had disposed of con
siderable of bis taxable personal proper
ty. The explanation appeared to be sat
isfactory and it is not likely that either
Mr. Ilasa or Mr. Barge lost any votes
through tbe Union'$ statement.
But since the election Mr. Barge, who
did not, personally, assess Mr. Hasi'
property one of his deputies doing it
for him went to tbe county cleik's
office and made an investigation of the
asse saor's books for 1887 and for 1888,
when, what was his surprise, to find that
there was nothlug on record to bear out
the showing as made by the Union. The
assessor's books for the two years spoken
of show Mr. Hass' personal assessment
Two hone 9 TO $ 70
One cow 10 10
One engine t"
One BHfe 50 83
Two carriages 175 (Three carriages) tf.0
One watch 25 (Two waicbeo)... l
One sewing machine. 10 10
One iauo Wl S3
Tools 1C0 . 150
House goods 800 2(10
Total $775 Total $760
One dog 1 One dog. $ 1
Thus the records show a difference of
1 15 as between the assessed valuation in
1887 and 1883, and this is amply ac
counted ' for by tbe disposition of tbe
steam engine, when Mr. Hass went out
of business. Further than this, Mr.
Hass reports more personal property in
two items in 1838 than in 1887, being
assessed for three carriages in 1838 in
stead of two, as he was tbe year before,
and for two watches instead of one.
The Union' statement, purporting to
have been taken from the official records,
indicates a difference of $1,800 as be
tween the assessed valuation in 1888 and
in 1887. It ia doubtful if any newspa
per, no matter how desperate and bold its
fiebt for political party or political
"maaheen," ever stooped to so contempti
ble a trick. To deliberately manufacture
such a statement out of whole cloth with
tbe sole intention of doing injury and in
justice to two reputable citizens simply
because tbey are nominees on an oppos
ing ticket, is an act that is a disgrace to
modern politics and to all modes of polit
ical warfare. Tbe Union has in this one
act shown its tendency to misrepresent,
garble and falsify, and in so d,oing has
plaoed itself in a position, not only to
merit the indignation of all good citizens
who look to a newspaper for reliable in
formation at all times, but to bring down
upon it the condemnation of the party
whose interests it his attempted to ad
vance, as well as the party whose candi
dates it has so maliciously outraged.
It has always been the disposition of
the Union to attempt to garble official
records the council proceedings for in
stance to suit the course pursued by it,
and many aldermen have complained of
that paper altering the reports appearing
in its columns above City Clerk Koehler's
signature. Lat week it garbled tbe
election returns making an addition to
the official figures for McConochie of ten
votes and raising bis majority corres
pondingly high. This fraudulent piece
of work was on a par with its garbling of
the records in the county clerk's office.
Such practices may be approved of in
Kansas, but in respectable communities
they are condemned, and the newspaper
so offending is not only abusing its op
portunities, .but is in a most shameful,
cowardly and censurable manner taking
advantage of whatever of its readers may
put their trust in it, and is not worthy of
belief under any circumstances.
At their regular meeting last night tbe
Rodman Rifles accepted the following in
vitation from Rev. R. F. Sweet, rector of
Trinity parish, to attend divine service at
his church on the centennial of the in
auguration of Washington, April 30:
Capt. William Channon, Hodman Rifles:
Mr Dear Captain: I beg to extend
to the Rodman Rifles a most cordial in
vitation to attend divine service in Trin
ity church on Tuesday, April 30. at 0
o'clock, a. m., on the day tbe country
will observe tbe centennial of the in
auguration of Washington as the first
president of the United States; and all
our citizens are requested to assemble for
divine worship at tbe hour mentioned,
being the same hour in which Washing
inglon and his aids assembled for wor
ship in St. Paul's chapel. New Tork City.
The service used will be tbe same as was
nsed by Washington on that eventful
day. With great respect I beg to remain
sincerely yours, K. F. Bwekt.
It is understood that Buford post. O.
A. R . and Beardsley camp, 8. V., will
accept a similar invitation.
Joseph Hemmble was assessed a fine
of f 5 and costs for being drunk and disi
James Murray, an old time Moline
"rounder," was fined $3 and costs by
Magistrate Bennett this morning for in
toxication. Rosaline Dhoogee and Louis Diepalhe
were before Magistrate Bennett this
morning for disturbing the peace. They
were fined 3 end costs each. "
t-'- v'' '
More 48 cent suits at Simon & Mosen
felder's. More 25 cent suits at Simon & Mosen
Mr. T. J. Starkey, of Milan, was in the
Mrs. Gilpin Moore left for the east this
Congressman Gest is expected borne
sometime this week.
Lace curtains 90 cents a pair at the
Adams, 322 Brady street, Davenport.
The largest trade ever known in fine
wall paper at the Adams Wall Paper Co.
At 13 you can buy boys' suits, which
are now worth $4.50, at Simon & Mosen
felder's. W. A. Miller and wife of the hotel
Webster, Muscatine, were at the Harper
In the spring the April showers.
Make the heart or nature Klad;
- IB the spilnff it takes heaps of money
To purchase all the latest fads.
The funeral of little Daniel McCarthy
was held from the family residence this
afternoon, and was largely attended.
Plenty of 15-cent and 8-cent pants at
Simon & Mosen felder's. The price may
be similar to what others advertise not
so in the quality.
Miss Clara B. Ilamp'ton. daughter of
Aid. A. H. Hampton, has issued invita
tions to a birthday party to be held one
week from this evening
Chris. Scblegel says that report about
his studying for the ministry is a boor
a practical joke, of which he has been
made an innocent victim.
Benj. Whitsitt, of Preemgtion, was in
the city last evening, on his way to West
Liberty, Ia., to attend the great Miller
stock sale there today.
We have enlarged our store and added
to our stock over one hundred patterns
of fine gilt goods, ingrain paper, etc.
Adams Wail Paper Co.
Police magistrate elect n. C. Wivill
filed his application and bond this morns
ing. As soon as his commission arrives
he will be ready for business.
Msj. C. W. Hawes wishes it announced
that he is not a candidate for city mar
shal under any consideration. This will
be glad news for the "mashpen" candi
date. Wanted. A good German airi for gen
eral housework. Applj to W. Seefcld,
corner of Sixteenth street and First ave
nueopposite C, B. & Q. depot.
Engine 129, Thoa. Carl engineer, loft
tho track in the 0., R. I. & P. yards Sun
day while starting east with freight train
24, and two hours were conhumed in
Johney bought his new. suit at Simon
& Mosenfelder's. Johney's suit is tbe
envy of all his class mates. If you want
a nobby and nice fitting suit, go likewise
to Simon & Mosenfelder's.
Carpets I Carpets I Carpets! The larg
est slock west of Cbioago. We can save
you 10 per cent on these goods. Our
terms are unequaled. The Adams, 322
Brady street. Davenport.
Clemann & Salzmann have the largest
assortment of furniture and carpets and
the lowest prices west of Chicago. Don't
forget the place, Harper's theatre build
ing, No. 1525 and 1527 Second avenue.
Seven hundred rugs in as many differ
ent patters. All sizes. Remember, we
guarantee prices on these. Can save you
from 50 cents to f 1.50 on each rug. The
Adams, 322 Brady street, Davenport.
Mr. G. W. McGee, who returned yes
terday from a business trip to Tiskilwa,
reports that a special engineer corps Sat
urday completed surveys for the Hennei
pin canal route through the knoll from
the Illinois river to Sheffield.
The American Express company today
leased tbe room in Skinner building, at
the corner of Eighteenth street and Sec
ond avenue, recently occupied by Robin
son & Taliaferro, and Agent McEiUben
will move into it about May 1 .
The Diamond Jo line has fitted up all
its passenger boats with bath rooms a
new feature on the upper river boats.
They are also furnished throughout with
new furniture, carpets and upholstery,
and the beds have been supplied with
woven wire mattresses.
Among the "legislative notes" in the
Springfield Netci (republican) appears
this notice of the Rock Island member of
tbe Illinois law makers: "Mr. Hurst, on
the democratic side, has no other fault
except that be is a democrat. He is such
a man as any constituency might well be
The coming entertainment at the Bur
tis opera house, Davenport, April 12,
"The Merchant's Representative Pa
geant." promises to be one of the finest
entertainments given during the past
season. All the leading business houses
of the city will be represented by ladies
in elegant costumes, who will execute a
fine military drill.. Seats can be reserved
at Bowlby's music store, Wednesday,
A Well-knowo Herae lead.
The old trotting stallion, Eirkwood,
(not Tom Eirkwood) which used to ap
pear in trotting contests on the race
course in Rook Island and Davenport
many years ago, died last week in Car
mansville, N. Y., at tbe age of 29 years.
In bis first record race he beat Tom Hyer,
Red Fox and Bashaw, Jr.. making mile
heats in 2:30. 2:29 and 229. He then
passed into the possession of W. C.
McMaater. of Dubuque, who took him
through the state, winning at almost
every meeting. In September. 1867, he
was entered and driven by H. Compton
in a race at St. Louis, Mo., four heats,
where he won a purse of $500 for first
class horses, his fastest time being 2:29.
H. 8. Compton subsequently won with
Eirkwood at Bloomington. III., August,
1868; Detroit, Mich , September, 1868;
Keokuk. Iowa, Oct. 9, 1868 and Ottumwa,
Iowa, Oct. 19, 1868. The horse's last
race was atPontiac, Mien., June 16, 1889,
when he won a parse of $830 from Idol.
Kirkwood's record was 2:24.
Tm, we sal Kmw Tkat.
The Union is now, always has been and
ever will be, in favor of better paved
streets and more of them, better side
walks and more of them, better buildings
of all kinds and more of them. - In short,
tbe Union is brim fall end running over
with progressive ldeu end ambitions.
Mr. Otis Corbett, late of What Cheer,
is in tbe city, a guest at the Eemble
house. He has recently had some unen
viable notoriety as one of the three par
ties arrested for a robbery of $5,000 bonds
in Chicago. Mr. C. while doing business
in Rock Island, received $75 in coupons
from the stolen bonds from Shaw, with
out knowing how be obtained them, and
deposited them in the bank. This led to
his arrest and finally to that of Shaw and
Plessner, the guilty parties. Mr. Corbett.
after lying three months in the Chicago
jail, was honorably acquitted when his
case came to trial. He proposes to return
to What Cheer and go into business there
again. Muscatine Journal.
C. A. Steil, - Manager.
ONE NIGHT ONLY,
THURSDAY, APRIL 11th.
The Picturesque Idyl,
Passion's Slave !
A Car load of Scenery!
- Delightful Singing!
Graceful Dancing! A Grand Metro
Produced as Promised.
The Grandest Dramatic Representa
tion of Modern limes,
Prices 25, 50 and 75 cents.
C. A. Stsei,,
ONE N1GFIT ONLY,
SATURDAY, APRIL 13.
(.rami production of Little's Famous Scenic
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Under the ponona! maoa2;mtnt of Geo. O.
Mo:ria, Irtroducinir America's favorite sa
tor, J. Z. LITTLE, in his original crea
tion of Unrry Elllsloii.
Tbe Sinking Ship,
The Great Raft Scene.
The Lunatic Asylum. Kovolvlni? Walls and mag
nidCBUt Moonlight Panorama.
We positively carry eery scene necessary to
the production of this great play.
Prices 26. 10 and 75 cents.
Turner Grand Opera House.
Saturday and Sunday, April
13, 14. Snnday Matinee.
A perfect production of Mr. L. K. Shewett'a
Shadows ; Great City
Under the management of Cans. B. and
The Original Cast.
tOnr own Special Car required to transport
Tast wealth of
Prices as Usual So Higher. Stat sal st the
Wednesday Evening, April 10
Admission 35 Cents.
Qood order maintained. Objectionable
characters strictly prohibited.
Street -cars for Moline after dance.
OK (I. 8TROEHLE,
Room and Picture
Cord Nails & Hooks,
At the very Lowest
Call nnd 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
Every effort made to handle
only choice investments.
Call or write for details.
Offer extra inducements to close buyers
in all departments this week.
in cream grounds, pretty designe,
But one dress pattern to each customer.
This price for a short time only.
in checks and plains, very good quality,
for this week only.
better quality than usually sold at
Hock Island. Illinois.
A Mammoth Stock
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t. y' r jj' in,i- i i in
1ARGER THAN EVER:
and three times as large as
this city can be seen
They buy direct from the Manufacturers, thus saving the
wholesale dealers' profits and are enabled to command the
No. 1525 and 1527 Seeond Ave.,
The only Double Front Store in Rock Island.
J. B. ZIMMER
Star Block, - 0pp. Harper House,
18 RECEIVING DAILY HIS flTOCIT 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 ABE LOW.
To Cure Spring Fever
KOHN & ADLEE'S, m
$1.50 per Gallon.
TOST OFFICE BLOCK.
Greatest Bargains Ever Offered
BOOTS and SHOES
Childrens' Shoes '
Childrena' H. C. School shoes,
Misses best School shoes,
Misses H. C. Fancy Lace shoes,
Ladies' Grain Button shoes,
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, - $150 and $2.00
all other goods in proportion.
tSTl will guarantee better eoods and lower orlces than anr other firm la Uie
three cities or refund money.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
ELM STREET SHOE STORE,
8929 Fifth Avenue.
A handsome assortment in Lace
Curtains, in Brussels and Nottingham,
just received, which will be offered at
very low prices. Examine our Lace cur
$1.25 a pair
$ 1.75 a pair.
You would call them cheap at $8.25
and f 3 00. The better ones are as cheap
in proportion, ,
Have just placed on sale new arrivals in
Ladies' black Jersey sheet jackets at
any other establishment in
at the popular store of
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
10, 15, 25 and 50 cents.
- 85c and fl.00
. - $1.50
50c, 65c, 75c and $1.00
-. - - $1.00
SHOE STORE, 1818 Second Arenue.
- PIONEER SHOE STORE, ; ..
Hit Second Avenue.