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THE BOCK ISTJPTD SATURDAY, APBLL 20, I8fe9:
All The Spring Styles
LLOYD & STEWART'S.
Call and examine. No
SHIRTS TO ORDER
We guarantee fits.
KINGSBURY & SON
-Are the Leaders in LOW PRICES on-
$ Browns 3 cents.
p Mif as 4 cents.
H Gilts 4J cents.
0 Perorated Window Shades with spring fix-
tines complete read' to hang, 38 cents.
1705 Secend Avenue.
are the Western agents for the stove manufactures
r' Taplix, Rice & Co., and carry the largest stock of
8torw of Chicago. In baying of us you virtually
of the manufacturers and at lower prices than any
r,itail dealer can afford to make. It will pay you to see
us lHfre joa bay anything in the shape of a stove.
WILURD BAKER & CO.,
Opposite Harper House, Rock Island.
b7 the largest stock In the city,
1M (f J WR Y :-
Painr to maka it go.
"anteed nDinR "d PBper Hn8 dod on short notice. All work
i won t rail to note the plaoa.
. Second Ave., and 15th street SUTCLLFFE BROS.
trouble to show goods.
at a BARGAIN
and are bound to Mil, ind prices are
I' SOREBEADED SPITE.
The Trouble With the Obscure
Repeated Auaeka the Area 4
the Cauae T hereof Waat air. Bare
In each issue. of the Rock Islander that
has been pub ished for several weeks
back there has been more or less reference
to the Arodb, the undertone of which
was spite and maliciousness and the gen
eral tenor of which went to show that
the green-haired old man, who has long
since been cou ited without the circle of
respectable journalists in the three cities,
was spoiling and boiling over for a fight.
The Argus, in respect to itself and re
spect to its realers, has been disposed to
ignore these steers and snarls just as it
would the yelp or bark of a cur that had
been repeatedlj kicked along under foot
But there is in everything a time when
forbearance censes to be a virtue and the
Argus has fou id it necessary in self
defense to app y the muzzle.
The principal subject that the once-a
week editor hi s been harping on lately
in his tirades against the Argus is the
matter of the discovery of the Lnion't
forging of the figures in the assessment
books of Assessor Barge during the last
campaign, and he is very soreheaded and
spiteful because, after Mr. Barge made
the discovery, he didn't wait until his
publication canie out so that he could get
it first. He thi refore accuses the Argus
of stealing his thunder and accuses As
sessor Barge of breach of faith and con
dence aud of giving away to the Argus
what he had "tmployed" him to get for
him; all of which Mr. Barge stamps as
falbe. The trouble with the old man is.
that he is so accustomed to stealing all
that is contained in his obscure weekly
issue from the daily papers of the three
cities, that when he does happen to hear
of anything he gets wratby because all
the dailies can't suspend publication un
til he can get a chance to use it, and save
him once in awhile the familiar sensation
to him, of getting "scooped." The con
servative mind will concede that neither
Mr. Barge or the Daily Arqus are to
blame because the Rock Islander is a sec
ond rate newspaper and comes out but
once a week, and that all the current
news cannot be withheld from the public
until its publishing days get round.
An Argus representative met Mr.
Barge this morning and the matter which
has disturbed the old man so much was
casually referre 1 to. Mr. Barge took up
this paragraph and read it through:
The Union of Saturday, after seeing
our exposure ot its forged figures, comes
down and admiis that its publication was
a falsehood. It says the truthfulness of
the figures was questioned by the Argus
before the Roa: Islander. But it don't
know how that happened. The Argus
would not have known anything about
the forgery until after we Lad published
it had it not got our figures by a mere ac
cident. Mr. Barge, whom we employed
to examine the record, was so elated over
the discovery of the forgery that be in
nocently stopped and gave the figures to
the Ahgub on bis way from the court
bouse to our office, thus depriving us of
the benefit of the work we employed him
to do. The Arc us is entitled to no credit
for the discovery. This office was the
sole discoverer, out was deprived of the
benefit it should have had because Mr.
Barge could not keep it to himself until
we had published it. So much for the
wav the Argus, without an idea in its
head, or a bit of labor, got our figures.
Then, said iir. Barge, "I don't under
stand what there was in what 1 did to
call for such ren.arks as the Rock Islander
indulges in. I'll tell you ths whole
story of the discovery of the forgery of
the assessed valuation figures and
just how it came about. I called at the
Rock Islander ofl.ee a few days after the
election to consult with Danforth on other
matters, when ho produced an article he
had written concerning the alleged for
geries and asked me to pass judgment
upon it it was pretty much the same in
tone as the one te published after I had
made the discovery referred to. I told
him I was not in favor of making any
such statements as he had included, and
not at least until I bad investigated and
ascertained as to whether the assertions
could be verified . I then suggested that
I would go to thi' county clerk's office and
compare the figures, and Danforth re
plied, 'very well; then I will not
publish this for the present. I
will wait un.il . you have made
your investigation, but I would
like you to do it as soon as convenient.
I told him I would look it up at once,
bat I did not give him to understand that
I was doing it for his especial benefit, as I
was not 'employed' by him as he states.
I made the investigation to gratify my
own curiosity. It was I who suggested
it not Danforth though I was prompt
ed in making the suggestion by the arti
cle he submitted for my approval and
which I disapprc ved."
"When upon investigation, I made the
discovery, I wis astonished and sur
prised not 'elated,' as Danforth puts it
and on my war up town I called at the
Ana us office and gave you the figures,
being anxious to get the matter before the
public in the quickest way possible. The
Abous, coming c ut as it did, several days
before the Rock Islander, I gave it the
benefit of my di icoveries. The remarks
of the Rock Isander that the, Ahocb
in particular get the facts without any
labor than its part, is unjustly applied, as
it did no more labor than the Argus.
I performed the labor and did it volun
tarily and not i nder the employment of
any one "
"The first I knew that Danforth was
displeased was the day after the Argus
bad made the publication, when I called
at his office, having given him the figures
the previous day. Ho then asked me
why I had given . them to the Abo cs
I was surprised i nd asked him why not
He replied it pat him in a bad place and
that he bad a no .ion not to publish it. I
asked him in mhat way it put him in a
bad place, and ha said to take it after the
ABQU8 had publi ihed it and that now he
would be obliged to write an entirely new
article from the one be had previously
written but, however, the one he after
ward published and the one he showed
me were the same in substance, except
that facts were established in the laat,and
they were only surmises in the first. Aj
it is, I don't think I am in the least tens
surable for my action, although I am not
fully acquainted with newspaper tactics.
I did not think I was showing the least
breach of confidence in giving the figures
to the Argus, as I went on my own re
sponsibilitynot on Danforth's sugges
tion, and in his statement as to this, he
has misrepresented me."
A MALICIOUS LIAS.
But for several issues back old Joe has
been misrepresenting the Argus and its
proprietor, thus sustaining bis former
reputation of -being a malicious liar, and
his attack upon Mr. Barge is therefore
not to be wondered at. The object of
his splenetic criticisms of the Argus, are,
however, easily understood. He is jeal
ous of its success, and in his vain attempt
to injure its political standing with the
democratic party, he resorts to his well
known pusillanimous tactics.
The supposed defeat of Mr. Hass, for
mayor, by a beggarly plura'ity of 22 at
the recent city election, furnished old Joe
a pretended opportunity to charge the
Argus with treachery and party demor
alization. Several case are cited wherein
it was charged the Abous failed to do its
duty as a party organ. We will refer to
those only touching on the welfare of the
party. The Rock Islander says:
It always, in a half concealed way, op
posed Mr. Neece. It did what it could
to foster opposition to him in 1886, and
in 1888 the democrats of this county per
mitted it to secure a hostile delegation
and were led by the proprietor of the
Argus into the trap which defeated his
nomination. It is believed that all the
force voted for Mr. Gest, both in 1886
and in 1888.
In reply to the first charge of the
above, in as mild a manner as possible, we
with to denounce it as plain, unvarnished
lie. In 18S6 the Argus urged Mr.
Neece 's renomination and supported him
steadfastly throughout the campaign.
At that time Mr. Hurst, of this city, was
a candidate before the convention, and
the delegation from Rock Island county
was a unit for him. Notwithstanding
this fact, the Argus refused to encourage
bis candidacy on the ground that Mr.
Neece had been twice elected in a repub
lican district and the parly was therefore
in duty bound to renominate him if he
desired the honor. But in 1888 it was
different. Mr. Neece had shown bis in-
ability to carry the district over Mr. Gest
in 1886, and the opposition that had
sprung up in the different counties against
him, made his nomination very undesira
ble. The Arsus favored the nomination
of Mr. Ben T. Cable, but that gentleman
refused to be a candidate, so Mr. Pren
tiss was chosen. We think there is no
truthful man in the district, including
Mr. Neece himself, who would say that
he thinks that he (Neece) could have
been elected last year. As to how the
editor of the Argus votes, is nobody's
business but his own. In regard to the
Argus force, the members are al
lowed to exercise their right of suffrage
without attempted dictation or influence
other than that exerted through the
columns of the paper.
While the editor of the Argub
doesn't consider it necessary to set
up any defense in regard to his
political integrity, he does object to have
imputation cast upon bis course by such
a political harlot as the ostracised old
liar of the Rock Islander, who has no
principle nor honor, and is always ready
to sell his pretended influence to the
highest bidder. He has done more to
disorganize and demoralize the demo
cratic party in Rock Island county than
any other one person. A few years ago
he wielded some influence among the
laboring classes, but even they have re
pudiated and cast him off. His advocacy
of Prentiss' candidacy last fall was a
detriment to that gentleman instead of
an assistance, as the result showed.'
Comlnr, Oillett'a Sitae.
Wednesday evening, April 24, Gil
lett's Big Spectacular company will pre
sent at Harper's opera house, H. Rider
Haggard's startling romance, "Sbe,"pro
duced by the original New York cast.
The play will be seen here for the first
time and will be put on the same as in the
larger cities. A mammoth car load of
beautiful scenery is carried by this com
pany, among which are the following
beautiful sets marvels of the scenic
artist's art: The Deck of the Arab Slave
Dhow, An African Sea Coast at Sunrise,
The Care of the Hot Pot, 'She's" Cavern
Palace, Ruined City of Eor.and the Fire of
Life, in which the beautiful "She" enters
and becomes a shriveling mummy. All
those who have read the book should go
and see the play "She" as this company
is the first that produced Hider Haggard's
extravaganza in New York where it was
played for one hundred nights, Chicago
four weeks and in every city in the
United States and Canada.
M. & E.
Easter Sunday tomorrow.
Pine apples at C? C. Truesdale's.
Eggs, eggs, eggs, at W. C. Maucker's.
Early Ohio seed potatoes at Maucker's.
Decorated chamber sets f 3.60 at the
Choice oil paintings 1 25 at the
See the choice line of dinner sets at
Feather dusters 5 cents and upwards,
at the "Fair."
$2.78 for a men's suit; sizes up to 44,
at the "Why."
Hanging lamps of all descriptions at
Keep Goldsmith's clothing house in
Goldsmith's for reliable clothing and
Examine the lustre paper for bed rooms
Seventy-five cents for a nobby child's
suit at the "Why."
Easter cards and booklets one quarter
off at Crampton's.
Boys' sailor salts in two colors for 75
cents at the "Why."
3 will buy a first rate wearing boys'
suit at Goldsmith's.
Bring 49 cents to the "Why" and get a
one dollar crash hat.
Prince Albert suits in black and fancy
worsteds at the "Why."
Twenty-five cents buys a good pair of
overalls at the "Why."
Decorated window shades including
spring rollers at Crampton's.
Over 100 styles of custom made suits
to select from at the "Why."
Mr. R. 8. Silvis, ot Carbon Cliff, was
in the city today on business.
Good reliable made suits tor men from
$3 and upwards at Goldsmith's.
Children's knee pants at the "Why"
for 16 cents, well worth 35 cents.
Children's suits in all grades and styles
from 75 cents to $5, at Goldsmith's.
Two more gross of "Cows in the
Corn," just received at the "Fair."
W. L. Eyster is here from Nebraska on
a visit to his brother, Dr. G. L. Eyster.
A $10 spring overcoat to be sold at the
"Why" on Saturday and Monday for $5.
Wanted A coat maker at once at S.
A. Marschall's tailor shop on Twentieth
$8 for a men's fine, blue or black
worsted suit at the "Why;" usually sold
The best $8 and $10 suits in the three
cities, can be found at Goldsmith's cloth
A 56-piece tea set will cost you $3.50,
and a 112-piece dinner set for $12 at
Something new and nobby in Jersey
suits for boys at the "Why;" ages from
2J to 5 years.
Hon. Chas. Dunham and Chas. Riney,
of Geneseo, breakfasted at the Harper
There will be thirty minute cars on the
Rock Island & Milan road to the watch
Rev.T. H. Mc Michael will occupy the
pulpit of the United Presbyterian church
during this summer.
A mammoth stock of furniture and
carpets at the popular establishment of
Clemann & Salzmann's.
The Bleuer's boys brass quartette will
be one of the attractions at the church
choir concert next Thursday evening.
Another large shipment of wall paper,
making the most complete stock of relia
ble goods in the three cities, just received
Go and hear the celebrated "T. K."
Quartette and Prof. Bowlby's piano
pupils at the church choir concort neat
Beautiful sideboards, elegant dining
room tables, the latest styles in lace cur
tains and window shades in great variety
at Clemann & Salzmann's.
For sale One set hack harness, one
set of light harness, one hack, one Fra
zer cart, a three seated top sleigh. Inquire
at Flat Iron square livery barn.
Frank Clough, the new undertaker of
this city, has secured the sole agency for 1
the celebrated Industructible Marble
Burial Casket for this section.
Don't miss the great musical treat of
the season, the Central church choir, the
ladies' concert, at the Central Presby
terian church, Thursday evening, April
Mr. Al. Smith, who years ago was con
nected with Crampton & Company's
store, this city, but now of Chicago, was
in the city last evening greeting old
Manager Hollacher, of the Davenport
club, has signed a new pitcher in W, P.
Raines, who played with the Jersey City,
N. J., and Bingbampton, N. Y., nines
Ex-Aid . David Stephens has returned
from the Indian territory, where the firm
of Larkin & Stephens has had sub
contracts for putting in viaducts on the
C. K. & N.
Mr. J. E. Cooke has resigned his posi
tion as deputy county clerk to accept a
position under Major Mackenzie. County
Clerk Donaldson has appointed C. W.
Hawes to succeed Mr. Cooke in his office.
The Union wants to know what has
become of the proposed Y. M. C. A.
building? If the sleepy institution will
open its eyes long enough to look out its
front door it will see that it will be able
to answer that question itself in less than
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Daviea desire to
return their sincere thanks to Buford
Post and W. R. C, also Commercial col
lege and all other friends for floral offer
ings and acts of kindness and sympathy
during the illness, death and burial of
their belaved son, James.
Alderman Winter, of the wholesale
firm of Winter & Letnburg, left a large
sample bottle of the famous Bethesda
water at the. Abous office yesterday. The
water is bottled just as it comes from the
springs, and besides being noted for its
medicinal properties, has a pleasant and
agreeable taste. Winter & Lemburg are
the agents for the water in Rock Island.
Arsenal Council, No. 171, National
Union, has issued its invitations for the
open council and banquet in the chamber
of the council next Thursday evening.
The order of exercises will consist ot
short addresses by prominent members of
the National Union, vocal and instrumen
tal music, etc. It is unnecessary to state
that it will be a highly enjoyable affair in
Mr. A. H. Davis, of the firm of Davis
&Co.,of Quincy, yesterday purchased
the Diamond Jo Line steamer Josephine.
The boat will be repaired and taken to
Quincy to run in the excursion business.
Mr. Chas. Skemp, of Dubuque, who has
been for eleven years connected with the
Diamond Jo Line in various capacities,
has been chosen captain of the craft.
Among the topics discussed at the
"School Master's Round Table" in Super
intendent Kemblc's office yesterday after
noon were: "Primary Reading," "Yocal
Music," "English Grammar," "Evening
Schools," "Irregular Promotions," "Re
view of Common Branches in the
High School." This morning "Opening
Exercises" and "German in the High
School," were the topics proposed and
discussed. Superintendents Dudley, of
Eaquoketa, 8helton, of De Witt, and
Lewis, of Washington, arrived today.
This afternoon the visiting saperinten
dants have gone for a nde on the island.
Peculiar In medicinal merit and won
derful cores Hood's BarsapariUa. Now
is the time to take it,- for now it will do
the most good.
Henry C Wivill, police magistrate
elect, is having the office used by his two
predecessors in Plummer's block, refitted
for bis occupancy, and as soon as his
commission arrives will be ready to don
his official ermine. Hd will have bis desk
and seat on a slightly elevated platform,
nicely carpeted, and a large table has
been placed directly in front for the ac
commodation of lawyers and witnesses.
A railing will separate the court and jury
from the audience. Mr. Wiyill will try
his police cases at the armory. His bond
has been signed by Capt. Robinson, John
Volk, Henry Carse and C. W. Negus.
Admired by All.
Nearly everyone passing by the Clem
ann & Salzmann furniture emporium to
day was attracted by the beautiful and
novel display in the window of that es
tablishment. It is a magnificently up
holstered set of parlor furniture, unique
in design and admired by all who have
seen it. The new designs in parlor fur
niture are original with them, conse
quently purchasers can very often be ex
clusive owners of a certain style.
A $7 overcoat is a heap warmer than
the ticket for a fur trimmed one.
C. A. Steel, - Mantger.
OXE NIGHT ONLY,
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24.
BIG- SPECTACULAR CO.,
Presenting Rider Haggard's Startling Romance,
Cast of Metropolitan Artists
A Car load of Beautiful Scenery, among which
are the following Onarraiug Scenes: The Slave
Dhow at Sea; The Electric Storm; Head of ths
Kthiopeon; An African Sea Const at Snn Hire;
The Swamp of the Zingo; H alley's Leap for
Life; Ruined i 'ity of Ror; Crossing the Plank;
The Cavern Palace; The Fire of Life Sens-.tion;
Wonderful Calcium Litrht Effects.
P irEs 75, 50 and 35 cento; stats on sale at
Clemann A Salzmann's.
Turner Grand Opera House.
-SUNDAY, APRIL 21,-
ONE NIGHT ONLY.
Return Engagement of the Greatest
; Great City
Vast Wealth of Scenery.
PRICES AS USUAL
(UTDo nnt miss this opportunity of
seeing this Grand Production.
-Saturday and Sunday,
Apri! 20 and 21.
Game called at 3:00 p. ru.
Saturday Evening, April 20.
Admission 35 Cents.
Good order maintained. Objectionable
characters strictly prohibited.
Street cars for Moline after dance.
CHAS. BLEI EK.
Room and Picture
Cord Nails & Hooks,
At the very Lowest
Call and see.
C. C. Taylor
Under Rock I.land Houae.
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 write for details.
Lily of the Valley.
Liiy of the Valley.
H-ock Island, Illinois.
A Mammoth Stock
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Flairi Win :-'rm ire, mii'W
larger than ever:
and three times as large as any other establishment in
this city can be seen at the popular 6tore of
OLE MANN & SSALZMANN.
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.
sj. B. ZIMMER
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
KOHlsr & ADLER'S,
$1.60 per Gallon.
POST OFFICE BLOCK. : : ; ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
BOOTS and SHOES
The Largest Stock,
Ttie Lowest Frices
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 Turned shoes from the best manufacturers.
Custom Work and Repairing done at all three stores .
' t5F"Call and see us.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
' CENTRAL SHOE STORE. 1818 Becond Ajeaoe.
ELM STREET SHOE 8TORE, PIONEER 8H0E STORE,
S929 Fifth Atcium. 1712 Second Atcoua.
Propose to have a right merry time in. their Odor department
this week. They hare just received 200 8 0. bottles of
Armand's Celebrated Tiiple Extract
which thev propose to give to the public at half the usual
price. You can buy this week at'McIntire Bros., any t
the popular odors mentioned in adjoining column,
put up in elegant bottles with 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 at half price too. Many chorea odors.
4 oz. toilot waters 23 cents.
8 oz. toilet waters 60 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.
0pp. Harper House,
DAILY HIS STOCK OF-