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THE ROOK IBT,AKT ABGU8 PRIDAg. APRIL 19. lHfeft.
AH The Spring Styles
LLOYD & STEWART'S.
Call and examine. No trouble to show goods.
SHIRTS TO ORDER
We guarantee fits.
KINGSBURY & SON
Are the Lead-rs in LOW PRICES on-
j WALL IPWPER
P5 Browns 3 cents.
p Micas 4 cents.
H Gilts 4 cents.
0 .TDecorated "Window Shades with spring fix-
tares complete ready to hang, 38 cent?.
1705 Secend Avenue.
VI NN EDGE'S-
Dry Goods Store
Corner Second and Brady Sts.
Two Big Drives
''olTir our tD tire stock of Silk
l-'mlirt-llH- !id PaiunnlH for aale at apec
"'f its ilih week to give everybody mi
'Pf tiiinity to secure a new Umttrel.'a or
'wci before Enster, at a very low
Our Block is most complete and
' for tin; first lime placed on txhibi
t," Kvi-ry one ia new and of this see
p" nmmifaclurc. We have prices
nit,fi from 10 or 15 cents In Misses'
PhshIs t a fine Silk Umbrella, and all
"jlfs. We have tliem so arranged sn
,h''l it in mi trouble to show. 'you. Now
is the time for bargains.
ass tali e
w have the largest stock in the city, and are bound to .ell, and price, are
Paintino n i i KoinK to make it go.
cr. Second Are., ana 15th street. SUTCLIPFE BROS.
for this Week.
We have double inducements this
week. We will show and place on sale
our mammoth stock of
at prices that cannot be duplicated. It
is lots of satisfaction to know that you
are buying brand new goods, especially
in Lace Curtains, and here we have them
at all prices. We are certain that we
can make it of interest to buyers in these
lines this week. Besides we have just
opened an immense, line of Fans and
Silk Gloves and Mitts.
VINNEDGE & CO.
at a BARGAIN
Congressman Gest's Return Last
Beslegi 4 With Omee-aeker m
M Bearhee the CUT Milwrt
Clam Farraaaat A Talk Ataat
Cong essman W. H. Oeet reached home
from Washington last night and will
probably not return to the national capi
tal again until the fifty first congress
meets naxt December. He bad hardly
had timt to greet his family on his return
before h 3 was besieged by office-seekers
and when be finally sought rest and re
repose in the arms of Morpheus it was only
to be aroused this morning by the tapping
of the uifed at bis frontdoor. He came
up town and found a reception com
mittee waiting at his office and be bad
hardly d smissed it with due courtesy,
when another delegation called, and then
seeing w bat a day was before him be
broke a, ay, locked bis office and has not
been eecu since.
The first question to be settled by the
perplexed congressman 1b the Milan post
office, anl it will be an act that the en
tire populace of that little city will ap
preciate when he does, for the warring
elements have created a factional feeling
involving nearly every soul in the town
and until it is decided who is who, peace
will be a i unwelcome stranger within its
gates. The aspirants for this post of
federal distinction are: R. B. Olmsted,
D. R. South, Ellsworth Brown and Q H.
Honens.with danger of a formidable daik
horse appearing on the scene at most any
moment. All of the averred candidates
are strotgly endorsed, and this fact
brings the rivalry even to Rock Island,
where ths various political bosses are
striving fr their respective candidates.
Congressnan Gest will not have more
than pass sd such judgment on this case
as will be sustained by the Iowa editor
and the sjpreme authority at Washing
ton, than the Rock Island postofflce and
other stations of federal patronage here
will be called to bis attention, and as
candidates are more plentiful than offi
ces, the a jproaching summer does not re
veal much ease and recreation to him as
viewed th-ough the lense9of his political
- An Ahous reporter got hold of the
congressman's ear just as he emerged
from the hallway in postofflce block
leading up to his office this morning, and
the news man came very near losing bis
life as he was taken for another office
seeking be re . As soon as the congress
man realized bis mistake, however, the
news seeker was accorded every possible
civility. Mr. Gest chatted pleasantly on
public affairs, but was very wary as to
matters touching politics. He was pleased
with the m;w administration and all it had
done so far, and be did not anticipate
any requirement for an extra session of
congress. He spoke encouragingly of
the Hennepin canal, and expressed bis
belief that it would be one of the first
matters to receive attention at the con-,
venlng of :he next coneress.
"The nly trouble," the congressman
said, "is to have congress more thor
oughly unterstand it. Those who know
what it means are favorable to it, and I
don't expect much difficulty in acquaint
ing new ciemhers of congress with the
The present stage of water in the river
ia generally supposed to be lower than
was ever kiown in April, but the signal
service records show that it has been
lower than at present. In 1873 it was
lower than at present and was still lower
in April, 1679. In 1878 there was a fair
stage during May and heavy and frequent
rains in Jineand July kept the river
well up. The rainfall was largely in ex
cess of the average. In the latter part
of August tnd during September of that
year the water was so low as to seriously
interfere with navigation. In 1879 the
river opened low and there was a general
deficiency of rain throughout the sea
son. The river during April and up
to the mid lie of May was lower than
ever known, and rafting was suspended
for six week a . Heavy rains then brought
a rise which kept it up to from four to
ten feet unt: 1 the middle of August. After
that time tte water was too low for raft
ing. The stranding of boats on sand
bars was of daily occurrence, and mills
shut down on account of the scarcity of
logs. In It 80 the river opened low but
rose rapidly during April, continuing
high through May and June brought the
highest watar known. It fell off in July
so that for ' he remainder of the season it
ranged from three to four feet. Unless
the rainfall during the next six weeks is
abundant and generally distributed we
may expect a similar season to that of
ten years a o. What a contrast with the
season of last year, when we were having
the highest water on record about this
Mteamboat Line FlKhtlag avt Hanni
bal. The river packet lines are having a
little trouble at Hannibal over the ques
tion of Ian ling at that city. The offi
cials of the Saint's line some days ago
notified the Diamond Jo people that they
would not be allowed to land at the pack
el warehouie. Thereupon J. P. Lusk.of
St. Louis, the general freight agent, and
Judge H. O. Browning, of Burlington,
traveling paisenger agent of the Diamond
Jo line, calh-d on the mayor of Hannibal
for the purr, ose of ascertaining whether
the boats of their line bad the right to
land at the warehouse or not. Mayor
Brown informed the gentlemen that the
lease of the ground given the old North
ern Line Piicket company bad expired
and that by the terms of the lease the
building now belongs to the city, and that
the officials of the Saint's line could not
prevent a toat of any other line from
landing at the packet house. He said
that be would bring the matter up before
the council at, its meeting, when the
rights of bctb lines will be clearly defined.
OFF ON THE TOUR.
The Ceaaell Caaaaaittee Leave Its
Trip f laapeetiaa af Paveaaemta
As per original agreement with represen
tatives of the Second avenue property
holders ld. Negus and Hampton and Sur
veyor Paddock, constituting the commit
tee designated by the city council, started
this morning over the R. I. & P. road on
its tour of inspection of six cities where
brick or cypress blocks form the material
used for paving purposes. The com
mittee visits Peoria first; thence it goes
to Bloomlngton and Chicago, and then
direct to Kansas City, Omaha and Des
Moines. The trip will consume about a
week, the committee expecting to reach
Rock Island one week from tomorrow.
Unfortunately, the delegation expected
from the Second avenue taxpayers, did
not go with the council's committee. It
was impossible to find three gentlemen
willing to volunteer their services in be
half of the property holders until last
night, when Capt. T. J. Robinson, C. J.
Larkin and E. H. Guyer volunteered to
go. but said they couldn't leave until
Monday morning. It was understood,
and in fact it was the sense of the resolu
tion passed by the council, that the com
mittee appointed from members of that
body, should start on their tour of in
spection at their earliest convenience in
order that it could report its investigation
at the next regular meeting. In accord
ance with these instruction Alderman
Negus suggested to the tax payers that
the joint committee start this morning,
and the proposition was agreed to, so
the aldermanic committee was perfectly
justified in going alone.
The Arqtjs is inclined to the be
lief that there has been too much "wait"
and too much disposition to "wait" and
prolong action in this paving matter. It
was probably this same belief that
prompted the aldermen in starling this
morning. They thought that a delay
until Monday would simply be attended
by another plea to "wait" and that finally
the council would be asked to "wait"
again. As it is, the committee will make
a free, unbiased and unprejudiced inves
tigation and then report results and rec
ommendations to the council. Upon
such report the council will act at its next
meeting, and whatever action it then
takes should be final. Any attempt to
further interfere with, or delay the coun
cil might rightly be regarded as an at
tempt to "play horse with it" to use a
slang, but very appropriate expression.
SIMPLY A BUSINESS MOVE.
Thn Beef Mlouah Booni and thr Trae
Aapcrt af Mr. Weyerhaaarr'a Artiaa
la Conneetlaa Therewith.
The reported closing of the Beef
Slough boom at the mouth of the Chip
pewa river in Wisconsin, and the alleged
sharp practice of Mr. Frederick Weyer-
bauser in transferring the rafting works
to West Newton.on the Minnesota side of
the Mississippi river, has attracted much
attention throughout the northwest.
Desiring to secure some definite informa
tion regarding the condition of affairs at
Beef Slough, a reporter sought an inter
view with Mr. H. C. Davis, of the North
ern Pacific company, who is a director in
the Beef Slough Boom company. Mr.
Davis said that while an immense amount
of business had been done at the boom
for many years past some years as high
as 500.000,000 or 600.000,000 feet of
logs being landed there has always been
some inconvenience during low water on
account of sand bars at the head of the
slough and more or less risks during high
water when logs would run by the slough
down the main channel of the Chippewa
to the Mississippi. The boom company
rarted last year something like 50,000,000
feet of logs near Minneiske, and the re
cent move by some of Mr. Weyerhauser's
associates 1b organizing a boom com
pany to operate at West- Newton is
only Buch an addition to facilities as
good judgment would dictate. The
idea that Mr. Weyerhauser or his associ
ates have just sprung a deep laid plot to
exact from some one exhorbitant toils is
preposterous. No one knowing the man,
or familiar with bis business methods,
will for a moment believe such a thing,
and the statement published that he will
hereafter "take care of his own logs and
let his neighbors' logs drift to the Gulf
of Mexico," is a libel on a man whose
dealings with men have been characters
ized with the utmost fairness at all times.
Manager Irvine said in Si. Paul yest
"The whole matter has been grossly
exaggerated by some parties at Eau
Claire. The report that Mr. Weyerhauser
intends to close the Beef slough is en
tirely without foundation. The fact is it
is now closed by nature by reason of the
sand bars at Its mouth, which in lew
water as at present prevents the passage
of logs into the Beef slough. The result
is that the logs are rafted down the other
channel to West Newton , where we have
erected suitable works. These are merely
an addition to our present facilities, and
there is no intention whatever to close
the Beef slough permanently. The works
which we have at its month will be re
tained and the Beer slough will be used
whenever the condition of the water will
permit. The facilities which we will have
at West Newton will enable us to do
what has heretofore been impossible, to
sort out Ihe logs belonging to different
Constipation followed by fitful diar
rhoea, shooting pains in the breasts,
drawing down aching pains, burning sen
sation in the small of the back, scanty,
dark-colored fluids which scald in pass
ing, and many deposits sand, mucus,
tube casts, and fluids covered by a greasy
scum, any one of the foregoing signifies
advanced kidney trouble. Prof. Wm.B.
Thompson, H. D., of the University of
the city of New York, says: "More
adults are carried off in this country by
chronie kidney disease than by any other
one malady except consutrption." The
late Dr. Die Lewis in speaking of War
ner's Safe Core, said over bis own signa
ture: "If I found myself the victim of
serious kidney trouble I would use your
"Can't eat a thins." Hood's Sarsapa
rilla Is t wonderful medicine for creating
an appetite, regulating digestion and giv
Next Sunday will be Easter.
Fresh strawberries at May's.
Ladies' foot form Bhoes at the M. & K.
Fresh vegetables of all kinds at May's.
Strawberries in the morning at C. C.
Fresh vegetables or all kinds at C. C.
Choice assortment or fresh vegetables
at C. J. Long's.
Wear foot-form shoes; at the M. & K.
you can find them.
A nice line of fancy dress vests at
Lloyd & Stewart's.
Six pairs of seamless socks for 25 cents
at the M. & K. regular price 10 cents a
Wanted A coat maker at once at . S.
A. Marschall's tailor shop on Twentieth
Rain or shine, you can always find
just what you want in footwear at the
M. & K.
Maj. L. M. Bitford has o far recov
ered from his recent illness as to be able
to walk up town.
M. & E. have lots more of those 75
cent children's suits, but. they are for
their customers none to merchants.
Take the opportunity and buy a balrj
carriage while you can get a discount of
35 per cent at the factory, corner of First
avenue and Sixteenth street.
For sale One set hack harness, one
set of light harness, one hack, one Fra
iler cart, a three-seated top sleigh. Inquire
at Flat Iron square livery barn.
The largest stock in the city of baby
carriages is at the factory, corner of First
avenue and Sixteenth street. They give
a discount on every carriage they 'sell.
Clothes wringers, best made; a good
one at $ 1 97, and many styles and prices;
it will pay you to call at the C. F. Adams
Hme Furnishing House, 322 Brady
Davenport customer at the M. & K :
"I want one of those cheap suits!"
Clerk: "Here you are, sir." Customer:
"Say, that's a dandy I is that only $5?''
Clerk: "No, sir; the price is $2 98."
I called and was surprised to know
how cheap you can furnish a home with
best makes of carpets, furniture, and in
fact everything necessary to go into a
house.at the C. F. Adams home furnish
ing house, 322 Brady street. Davenport.
TheVe is another damage suit on file
against the city of Rock Island. Mrs.
Caroline Deis is the complainant, and she
asks 12,000 for injuries sustained by
tripping on a loose plank on Fifth avenue
between Tenth and Eleventh streeu,
Jan. 1, last.
Tho second game of pool between Geo.
Collas, of this city, and J. Wall, of Kan
sas City, at Dressen's saloon yesterday
afternoon, was won by Wall, although it
was much more exciting than the one on
the previous evening, the score being 6
During the furious storm last night
lightning struck the wires of the Mer
chants' Electric Light company between
this city and Moline, and as a conse
quence many of our business houses were
compelled to resort to gas as a means of
Robt. Kuscbman, the old, reliable
flour and feed merchant at No. 2207
Fourth avenue, has just added a nice,
fresh line of staple and fancy groceries
to his flour and feed Btock, which he will
sell as low as the lowest. He invites his
friends to call and see him, when in need
of anything in bis line.
Sheriff Silvis this morning arrested a
man named Jaa. Ross, who was indicted
over a year ago by the Rock Island coun
ty grand jury for the larceny of some
articles from a store in Andalusia. He
disappeared at the time and this spring
had been running on the Verne Swain a
few trips. Sheriff Silvis soon got his
eye on him and gathered him in.
Mr. W. B. O. Skelton, for many years
a resident of Rock Island, and well re
membered by some of our oldest
citizens, died on his ranch, near Denver,
Col., the 9'.h inst., aged seventy-seven
years. He built the Union house and for
a long time was its landlord. He was
one of the squatters on the Island, and
ordered off when the government took
possession for arsenal purposes.
Andrew Johnsen, a tailor living on
Twenty-first street between Second and
Third avenues, died at 1 :30 this morning
of consumption. He camo to Rock Isl
and eighteen years ago and was sixty
four years of age, having been born in
Sweden, November 3, 1825. He leaves a
wife and six children. The funeral will
be held at 2:80 Sunday afternoon.
At the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Thompson, 920 Nineteenth street, last
evening. Rev. G. W. Gue officiated in the
ceremony which united in marriage Mr.
Charles Brasher, the South Rock Island
dairyman, and Miss Susie Thompson. A
fine wedding feast folio wed, and the happy
young couple were made the recipients of
many handsome gifts from admiring
Charles Hoffbauer, the ex-saloon keep
er, of Buffalo, is in luck. Some weeks
since an injunction was granted restrain
ing him from doing business. He disre
garded the injunction, and three weeks
since Judge Waterman sentenced Hoff
bauer to pay a fine of $500.- He was
unable, or refused to do so, and was com
mitted. The case was carried to Gov.
Larrabee, who has granted a pardon on
certain conditions. Hoffbauer is not to
use intoxicating drinks as a beverage. He
is not to engage in selling anything of a
liquid nature prohibited by law. His
wife is made one of the parties in this
requirement. Hoffbauer is to demean
himself as a good citizen in all respects.
When the papers were shown him he
hesitated about two hours before signing
them. Mrs. Hoffbauer is 'still consider
ing the matter. Davenport Democrat
The M. & K. base ball club was reor
ganized last evening with. the following
members: C Johnson, W Zeis, H Weiss
ler, D Doyle, W Baker, M Corken, C
Zeis, J Bhehan and E Burrill. The club
as thus composed, includes the best play
ing material in Rock Island. The nine
meets the Davenport Browns on the Hop
fields Sunday afternoon at 8 o'clock. .
; The Davenports and Monmoutha play
exhibition games tomorrow and Sunday.
CAUGHT IN THE STORM.
A Hiaalaeippi ttteanbaat Hank Belew
. BwrliMKtea Five Perseae Perish
The rafter Everett, Capt. Teel in com
mand, was caught in a gale at Otter
Creek last night on her way to Boston
Bay, and sunk.
There were fifteen people on board,
ten of whom were saved, bnt five others
who were in the pilot house were
drowned. These included the captain.
B. Teel, the clerk, Mrs. Harry Bell and
her three-year old daughter, a boy named
Geo. Howard and a girl whose name is
Later particulars are conveyed by the
BcRLruGTON, Iowa, April 19. The
steamboat Everett was blown over in the
river last night, and five persons, Capt.
Vincent Peel, Mrs. Harry Bell and little
daughter, George Howard and an un
known nurse girl, supposed to be Rhoda
He heal Banter a Beet.
The Mississippi section of the Iowa
School Masters' Round Table, a society
embracing the school superintendents of
eastern Iowa, commenced a two days'
session in Supt. Kemble's office this
morning. There were present at the
opening, 8uperintendants W. A. Willis,
of Iowa City, J. B. Young, of Daven
port, R. S. Binghsm, of Clinton. H. E.
Robbins, of Lyons, F. M. Witter, of
Muscatine, W. H. Hatch, of Moline and
Superintendent Taylor, of Wilton Junc
tion. The association is wholly and
entirely informal in every detail of its
work. Its object is simply to gain
mutual benefit by the exchange of ideas.
Carpeta, Carpet. Carpeta.
Carpets, caroets. carnets. Ymi rn
save from 10 to 25 per cent on carpets by
ouymg your carpets or us. We have the
largest, best selected stock wont nf Phi.
csgo, none excepted. The C. F. Adams
Home Furnishing House, S22 Brady
Turner Grand Opera House.
SUNDAY, APRIL 21,
ONE KIOHT ONLY.
Return Engagement of the Greatest
Hows Great City
Vast Wealth of Scenery.
PRICES AS USUAL
OSTDo not miss this opportunitv of
seeing this Grand Production.
Saturday and Sunday,
April 20 and 21.
Game called at 8:00 p. m.
Saturday Evening, April 20.
Admission 35 Cents.
Good order maintained. Objectionable
characters strictly prohibited.
Street cars for Moline after dance.
CUAS. BLKL KR.
The co partnership heretofore existing under
tllA firm iuvnA n I'l V- A. . . , ."-
" v.iuuu mull in iaiH any
bwn direolved by tnntual consent, Mr. H Kant
MllMn. If- If- l M w :ll - .
v....u&. in., i i.ii. iuu;u WIH TOOUDne IDC OOI1-
tituB at the old stand, ume all Uabllittea aod
vui irti ii uiwuivB aue toe jaie arm.
Rock Island, III., April 17, 8t
Room and Picture
Picture YVire, -
Cord Nails & Hooks,
At the very Lowest
Call and see.
C. C. Taylor
TJnder Bock lalaad Bonaa.
SECURED BY FIRST MORTGAGE
Always on hand for sale at 6
and 7 per cent to inrestor.
Interest Collected without
Every effort made to handle
only choice investments.
Call or w rite for details.
Lily of the Valley.
Lily of the Valley.
Rock Island. Illinois.
A Mammoth Stock
fit d U t&.lte&A W
IT a il " p r.';T
IARGER 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 Second Ave.,
The only Double Front Store in Rock Island.
J. B. ZIMMERs
Star Block, - - - 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 AEE LOW.
To Cure Spring Fever
KOHlsr & ADLER'S,
ir i nr nr ie irl ss z
$1.50 per Gallon.
POST OFFICE BLOCK.
BOOTS and SHOES
The Largest Stock,
The Lowest Prices
in the three cities. It will be a mistake to buy before
you see our bargains.
Ladies and Gents Low Shoes in all grades and prices.
. Wigwam Slippers at your own prices.
Ladies fine Hand Tnrned shoes from the best manufacturers.
Custom Work and Repairing done at all three stores.
2&Call and see us.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr..
CENTRAL SHOE STORE. 1818 Second Avenue.
ELM STREET SHOE STORE, PIONEER SHOE STORE,
29 Fifth Avenue. 1713 Second Atmim.
Propose to have a right merry time in their Odor department
this week. They have just received 200 8 oa. bottles of
Armand's Celebrated Ti iple Extract
which they propose to give to the public at half the usual
price. You can buy this week at Mc In tire Bros., any of
the popular odors mentioned in adjoining column,
put up in elegant bottles wilh glass stoppers, at
$1.50 FOR 80Z. BOTTLE
Or if you prefer to buy in less quantity, this exquisite perfume
will cost you just half the usual price of
20 CENTS AN OZ.
Toilet waters go st half price too. Many choice odors.
4 oe. toilet waters 85 cents.
8 ox. toilet waters 50 cents.
N. B. The above mentioned prices are for this sale only
and early purchases will reap the benefits.
No such prices were ever made for first class choice per
fumes, and quite likely will not be made again.
any other establishment in
at the popular store of
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.