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THE BOCK ISLAND AE6U8; MONDAY, APRIL 29, 188Q.
specials for this Week-
,.ra kid gloves. 8 cents a
3 w"' ..... .n oocra kid shades and
pir- .v One lot 4 button suede
wbiW ! itched buck, very Stylish, kid
'ncT 'iTtor this week. One lot 0 but-
i ,.Tkl,lreilii. ed from l rortms
ton g , . flew 8 button length
'''. -iLtleiHire clove. New spring
Uf(ie i ,r ti,B 8itf are nHe
Uto,:, The new nitr Rkin glove
... i t
I'he new niK sain kiovs.
overslilrhPM ams, for
Mark nnrt colur will
N-w biihiIi'8 ami new
V.tlei 'f xii chiim m ouh Express
f''",,,,! tir rovnl luring. Foster. 5
4 t aloven received for this win. Our
k of ki'l "loves wus never no Inrtre.
we never Ht onr lime offered so
real bnrCHins in onr sale.
. , w; t.e elosed out, commencing
uLhi a m Rt 4i eneh.
romi.lete vnrieiy of flower needs Hnd
St. for tbe National Flower Heed
a'uhve every variety ui cuuiuicr nuu
. a .. i
, bof:(i fmm cheapest up to a real elegant
' . . i ... unitaili.lIlT IMtr nrlnua
P McOABE BROS.
1714. 1718. 1718. 1720 ami 1723 Bkcond Avenue. Rock Island.
KINGSBURY & SON
Are the Leaders in LOW PRICES on-
i WALL BP A PER
Browns 3 centa.
P Micas 4 centa.
H Gilts 4 cents.
0 SfD erorated Window Shades with spring fix-
tuies complete ready to hang, 88 cents.
1705 Secend Avenue.
Dry Goods Stores
I blaMl fc- I
W b the largest stock in the city, and are bound to sell, and pncea are
&P.i.!- .. giDgtomakltgo.
ttrnta.H and FP'
. uu im lo nota the Dlac.
Cor ond Ave., and 15th
Monday a. u. 20 doz. ladies jersey Tests,
6 cents each. 32 dozen ladies fine rib
bed vests at 1 lo. An extra ribbed vest
at 20c, you can't match for less than 40c.
Ladies silk embroidered ribbed balbrig
Ran vesta at 2fto, cheap at 50. The finest
Inauguration jersey vests, V neck at only
84 cents. Beautiful, fine jersey vests,
embroidered with tilk trimmed with rib
bona at neck 89c worth double. A dol
Ut vest at 50 cents. Let us describe it.
Fine derby ribbed, silk mixed lisle, extra
nice, colors pink, blu and white, well
worth $1.00 anywhere, you can get them
now at SO centa each. We had almost
forgotten to mention our greatest leader
of all. A nice fine derby vest, "embroid
ered round neck and sleeves, with bow
of ribbon at neck, price only 22c, match
it if vou can for less than 50. 20 other
b urcai n s In ladies vests. 10 bargains in
chlidrens vest and pants, only one of
which we will mention.
Misses and children vest at 15c, these
are derby ribbed silk embmideded round
neck and sleeves with ribbon bow at
throat, and onlv 15c.
uiemuiu weitriu umifrweur inr num uiou
it : i . tt . .i a u-.u
garment, which will he included in our
O .j 1 1 am fl.pla aa nnaailtlu
and Brady Sts.
at a BARGAIN
Hanging dona on short nolle. All work
A CENTURY OLD.
The Glorious Anniversary of the
Haw the Mr eat Patriotic Kveat Will
b Celrbiated la Berk InlandIn
the Srhaals and Chareben--The
RimIbii l lflr.
Tomorrow will be the centennial anni
versary of the inauguration of the first
president of the United States George
Washington from which event our his
tory as an existing nation dates.
THi: NATIONS H1STOEY.
A citizen ihould not confine his atten
tion alone to the present. A nation
cannot neglect the study of its own his
lory. Wheti the original thirteen col
onies severed their connection with Great
Britain, the word "republic" had no stand
ing in Europe. The united provinces
were surrounded by the monarchial in
fiuences of tie House of Orange, decay
ing Venice v as dyirg of corruption and
Genoa lived only in name. In her little
territory of seventeen miles square San
Marino had existed for . centuries. Re
publics to be successful, royalUts insisted,
must be diminutive and modest. England
had never bt en more powerful than at
this time; sle was prosperous and under
her flag, the people within her vast pos
sessions wero comparatively happy; but
beneath this apparent happiness was dis
content In tte American colonies. They
had great aflection for the mother coun
try. When they went to England they
went to their homes. English history
was their hittory; her literature was their
literature; lier statesmen were their
statesmen; Iter flag was thuir fl tg, and
wherever it had been born in triumph
over victoriojs fields they shared in the
glory. This was all radically changed in
a few years. The colonies became thir
teen united s ates with a history of their
own. All of which they possessed under
the English flag they soon acquired under
their own fli g. The sacredness which
time gives tbiy could not have, but they
founded a nation with a name, had allies,
statesmen, military heroes and historical
deeds. The incidents and triumphs
which attended the American revolution
were temporarily dimmed by the great
events of the French revolution follow
ing so quickly. Our ancestors brought
with them the spirit of English liberty.
Not until the profligate reign of Charles
tbe Second did they begin lo feel the
chains throws around their commerce.
First came a five per cent duty on im
ports and ex sorts.
Then their ports were closed to every
flag but Er gland's; commerce was re
stricted, and sugar, tobacco, cotton, wool
and other anicles produced in the colo
nies, were prohibited from being taken
anywhere but to England. When a
shackel could be forged the colonies were
manacled. The navigation act had
woven its toi s around tbe colonies until
its exaction had become remorseless.
Smuggling wu tbe result. This became
more profitable than regular trade and
quite as honorable. Durand wrote
to tbe Frencti government that the colo
nists were too rich to persevere in obe
dience to the Britiish crown. Granville
said the colonists were too rich not to
share in taxex. Tbe stamp act, then the
tea party anil the battle of Lexington
forever made it impossible for the colos
nies and the mother country to lire
peaceably together. Taxation without
representatio a was the watchword of the
revolution. Tbe outbursts of patriotic
feeling could no longer be smothered.
The British line of battle advanced up
Bunker Hill at the tap of tbe drum and
the shrill noti of the bugle. The Conti
nentals met them with a warm and with
ering fire, i.nd when the smoke had
cleared away Bunker Hill was won. We
can never refer to it without awakening
patriotic memories. Tbe rough march
through the ."erseys. the hunger and cold
at Valley Forge and many other incis
dents followed our little army. When
Col. Grant amused the English parlia
ment by describing the cowardice of the
Americans, they had forgotten how
Washington had rallied his Virginia vol
unteers to save the total destruction of
Braddock's t roops. The colonies had
splendid ma erial for soldiers. In all
walks and occupations they were accus
tomed to tha use of the gun. At all
seasons they could endure extreme hard
ships. Many had fought by the side of
the English a ldier in the old French war.
Many bad encountered Indians in am
bush and on the march, ffe tales of war
were familiar to them all. Washington
and bis chiefs bad been trained in tbe
experience cf tbe past. In the towns
and villages recruiting went on rapidly.
British, deserters were utilized as drill
masters. A young Rhode Island Quaker
went to Boston on the pretense of col
lecting a debt. While there he joined in
the drill, and after receiving several les
sons, left suddenly with a British musket
and a serge.int. The latter drilled his
company. very where the fife and drum
were heard and drilling was going on. Un
bounded excitement existed. That was
the moment to enlist the troops for the
war, but the fiery enthusiasm
was permitte 1 to die out. Discourage
ments came, the great Washington man
fully faced tl.em all, amidst gloom and
peril and t-iumph. Finally courage
and endurance triumphed and the Father
of His Country was inaugurated, amidst
the plaudits of his countrymen -tbe
first president of the republic.
Dr. Franklin declared that the surren
der of Corn wall is was only the close of
tbe war of the rebellion and that the
war of Independence was yet to be
fought'. This came twenty years after
his death. The British ministry and
naval commanders could not realise that
the former rebels, whom they had failed
to defeat, vere entitled to any privi
leges on tha ocean or elsewhere. If
solemn treat es bad been made guaran
teeing them. By tbe treaty of 1873 our
government was to have possession of
the western frontier poets, bat they were
held by England for thirty years there
after. - From there' it is historically
maintained tut Indiana were furnished
with an a and ammunition to - use in
fighting our government. Lord Dor
chester, governor of Canada, aided and
encouraged the Indians in their enmity
to the United States. The war of 1812
came. English officers employed In
dian allies and paid them a bounty for
American scalps. Tbe advancement of
our inland resources was impeded by
Indian ferocity. England, at this time,
was the greatest commercial nation in
the world. Her ships were found on
every sea; only a small island, not much
larger than one of our states, beautiful
and fertile, in her colors and her corns
merce she was mistress of the world.
Deserters from the British navy were,
no doubt, employed on American ships.
In violation of existing treaties, our ships
were searched for deserters. England
also claimed that no British subject had
the right to enter our army or navy, and
that they could be taken as deserte rs
when found. American merchant-men
were boarded by British men-of-war, and
sailors of all nationalities were taken
Germans, Swedes, Danes and even ne
groes. In 1811. Dr. Lyman, the United
States consul at London, estimated that
14,000 American sailors were serving in
the British navy by compulsion. En
gland was determined to cripple the in
dependence of the American colonies,
hung up declared war June 18, 1812.
December 18.- 18 14, a treaty of peace
was signed, after negotiatians had been
going on five months. Jackson fought
the battle of New Orleans on too 8th of
January, 1815. An Atlantic cable, at
that day, would have saved the lives
sacrificed in this battle. There is no
probability of our government eyer
again engaging in war with Eogland. If
complications arise, as they are likes
ly to. they will be settled by negotiation
LOCAL OB8EUV ANCE8 .
As in nearly every city, village and
hamlet in the county, the day will be
fittingly and patriotically observed.
In the morning tbe Rodman Rifles,
Buford post G. A. R., Beardslcy camp
Sons of Veterans, the mayor and city
council will attend divine service at
Trinity church at 9 o'clock upon invita
tion of the rector, Rev. Mr. Sweet. Tbe
service will be the same as that used at
the service attended by Washington one
hundred years ago.
At the First M. E. church there will be
service at 9 o'clock, also, with appro
priate music and a sermon on the "Past,
Present and Future of the Religious His
tory of America" by Mr. Gue.
At tho Broadway Presbvterian church
there will be patriotic music by Bleuer's
band and the choir, an address by Rev.
A. B. Meldrum and reading by Mrs. Phil
At 10:15 the public schools will assem
ble, and at 10:30 appropriate exercises
will be held in every building in the city,
to which the public are invited. Teach
ers and scholars have arranged interest
ing programmes, which parents and
friends of tbe schools will enjoy. In the
ninth grade room in school No. 4, Rev.
Mr. Marquis will make remarks at tbe
close of the exercises. The schools will
dismiss at noon.
THE MILITARY DEMONSTRATION.
Yesterday afternoon the joint commit
tees of the Rodman Rifles and Company
F of Moline, met at Moline and perfec
ted arrangements for the military dem
onstration to be held in the afternoon.
Tbe Rifles are to assemble at the Armory
at 10 o'clock, march up through the
town, beaded by the Moline Light Guard
band, up Moline avenue until tbey meet
Company F of Moline, and the two com
panies will proceed to the field this side
of Edgewood Park, when tbe order will
2 to 2:30 guard mount.
2:30 to 3, batalhon drill.
3. to 5, base ball and other sports and
5 to 5:40 dress parade.
5:40 to 8 reviewed.
0 p. m. retire.
All are cordially invited to these exer
cises, which will be public.
IN THE EVENING.
The German-English 8chool society
has arranged an attractive programme
for the evening at Turner hall, which
will be free to all. The instructor, Mr.
Albert Beck, will give an historical
sketch. Mr. J. L. Haas will make an
oration, and there will be patriotic songs
by the scholars and the Mannerchoir
masic by Bleuer's band, tableaux and
All public officers, the banks, business
houses, etc., will close, and it will
partade of the nature of a general holi
day. The Rock Islands and Davenport
Browns play at the Rock Island park at
Mayor Blanding has issued a general
order to Marshal Brennan to raise tbe
flag on the city hall at 8 o'clock, and let
it remain up until 7 p. m. The police
are to assemble at 8:30 a. m ., and act as
escort for the mayor and aldermenic
body to Trinity church and return.
Htorra te Clone.
We, the undersigned grocers of the
city of Rock Island, 111., hereby agree to
keep our respective places of business
closed on Tuesday, April su. laav, in
commemoration of the inauguration of
Cbss Hanagen J A Gennng
Conrad Schneider W B ittlt
Wbeelan Bros A Coyne
eeo Bmwoer W L Qanaert
W F Scbroeder A rthnr Burrall
J T Shield Peter Frey
Root Kuacbmann Cbaa Oswald
Wm A Khleb Cbas t Long
O C Traeadal L Weckel
L Mar Wm H Bean
K O Yonng P 1 Wagner
Wm Wbltutn L Kramer
Oleon Peterson Mra E Beck.
Attention, John Bsford Post
and all veterans. All comrades of John
Buford post No. 243. are urgently re
quested to meet at the post room at 8
o'clock sharp, Tuesday morning, April
30th, to form a line of march with the
Rodman Rifles and the common council
of the city of Rock Island for Trinity
church, to attend centennial services
under the direction of the Rev. R. F.
Sweet. All veterans not belonging to
the G. A. R. are requested to meet with
us. Tho. Campbell.
M. T. Stafford. Commander.
Peculiar in medicinal merit and won
derful cures Hood's Barsaparilla. Now
is the time to take it, for now it will do
the most good.
Important Meeting at the Coart Hosh
Thla Morals- A BmU Decide
The assessors of Rock Island county
met in the superisors room at the court
house this morning. Tbe meeting was
called to order by County Clerk Donald
son. John Barge was elected chairman.
There were present the following ass
Cordova, J Cool, Jr; Coe, P F Cox;
Canoe Creek. D M Martin; Zum, John
O Swank; Port Byron, Thos McCall;
Hampton, A D Cox; Moline, O C Waters;
South Moline, John C Newlan; Rock
Island, John Barge; South Rock Island,
Cyrus Valentine; Black Hawk, J W
Matthews; Coal Valley, SD Pace; Rural.
H J Simmon; Edgington, W A Hubbard;
Andalusia, Ira Vanderveer; Buffalo
Prairie, W H Kistler; Drury, Frank Gil
lett. The following ss a basis of assessment
was agreed upon:
Good work horses, $25: three-year
olds, $30; two-year olds, $15; yearlings,
$10. Cattle in three classes, at $8, $4
and $2. Mnles and asses same as horses.
8heep, $1 per head. Hogs, $1 per cwt.
Good farm wagons, $5. Carriages
at one-third their value. Good sewing
machines, $5; and if not worth $5, list
as household furniture. Good pianos,
50. Good melodeons, $15. All other
personal property at one-third value.
Good farm lands $13 per acre.exclusive
of improvements; improvements on real
estate, one-third value. It was also de
cided to assess bank surplus at one-third
of the amount on band, as per published
Assessor Barge has appointed Msj. H.
M. Abell. Geo. W. Copp and Ed. Ward
assistants, Maj. Abell being assigned to
the business portion of town, Mr. Ward
to tbe upper portion and Mr. Copp tbe
Drags braids, good, 2 cents at Mclntire
GofTs dress braids, 4 cents, at Mcln
Brass pins, t cents a paper, at Mcln
See the beautiful A. D. coffee cups at
Oxidized hair pins 10 cents each at
Linen that 6 cents spool best, at
Turkey-red cotton floss 1 cant skein at
New picture frame meulding just re
ceived at Crampton's.
The May Bretonne combination is at
tbe Rock Island house.
Sewing silk, best 100 yard spool 6
cents, at Mclntire Bros'.
One cent spool best button hole twist
at Mclntire Bros. One cent.
Celebrate tbe centennial tomorrow. It
will be a glorious anniversary.
Two spools for one cent best em
broidery silk at Mclntire Bros.
Have you seen the big line and low
prices of bisk ware at Loosleys.
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Lloyd entertained a
progressive euchre party Saturday even
ing. Perfumes Mclntire Bros, continue to
sell triple extract perfumes for 20 cents
Mr. F. D. Marquis, of Bloomingtoa, is
paying a visit to his brother, Rev. W. S.
General Secretary F. W. Lang of tbe
Y. M. C. A. left with his family for the
east this morning.
Fine art paper hangings, some superb
parlor styles, just received from New
York, at Crampton's.'
Felt, lower than ever Mclntire Bros,
offer the best quality, two yards wide,
for 85 cents per yard.
This evening is the regular meet
ing night of Buford post and all mem
bers are requested to be preseut.
Tbe plain Ingrain papers, in popular
shades, with new figures to match, are
par excellence, to be had only at Cramp
ton's. For a first class job of paper hanging,
go to Crampton's. No lapping or mis
matching; prices no higher than charged
for inferior work.
It is whispered that ou Thursday even
ing In this city, a Twentieth street busi
ness man is to wed one of Rock Island's
Ground wss broken at the corner of
Eighteenth street and Fourth avenue
this morning, for the cottages to be
erected there by Mr. John Volk.
Mr. David Wolf, of Evart, Mich, ar
rived on Saturday evening, and is the
guest of his father in law, Mr. Joseph
Rosenfield. Mrs. Wolf has been here for
the past week.
The one story cottage of Michael Dally,
on Elm street bluff, outside of the fire
limits, burned to the ground this morn
ing, entailing a loss of $500. The cause
was a defective flue.
The May Bretonne company will give
a matinee at Harper's theatre at 2:45 to
morrow afternoon. Tbe prices of ad
mission will be children 10 cents; adults
Six per cent loans by tbe Rock Island
Mutual Building, Loan and Savings asso
ciation Tuesday evening, May 7, 1889.
Premiums 18 to 20 per cent. Stock in
the twenty-eighth series.
David Conkling the wellkno.wn Mt.
Carroll hotel man, died Saturday morn
ing, at the age of about forty-five years.
He was cordially esteemed by tbe travel"
ing public all over, the state. His re
mains were interred at Delavan, Wis.
A bootblack from Muscatine went into
Hoppe'a tailor establishment this morn
ing and attempted" to give Hoppe a "fit."
Hoppe resented the courtesy on the
ground that if there was any fitting to do
around there, he proposed to do it He
therefore turned the intruder over to
Bids will be received on each branch of
work separate for the warehouse of Deere
& Co.; also for one of the Wagon works
at my office. Wagon works bids will
close at 12 m. Wednesday, 1st, and Deere
A Go's. Saturday. 4th. D. S. Bchnreman,
architect, over First National bank, Rock
Conductor Chas. S. Cross is visiting
his Freeport friends. Mr. Cross expects
to shortly remove his family to Marion,
Iowa, which is at one end of his run, as
be finds it to unpleasant to be almost
continuously deprived of the company of
his wife and family, as has been the case
the past few years. Freeport Bulletin.
Wendel Meyer died at his home on
Seventh avenue and Twelfth street last
night, sged sixty years and six months, of
apoplexy. He had been a malster in
Wagner's brewery for twenty-two years.
He leaves a wife and two children. The
funeral will be in charge of Frank Clough
at the German Catholic church tomorrow
E.P.Reynolds 3bCo., railroad con
tractors, have been awarded the follow
ing contract: Piers for the Rock Island
railroad bridge over the Cedar river at
Moscow, Iowa; 106 miles of track near
Sioux City for the Sioux City & Pacific
Short Line road; eighty miles of track in
Indian territory, for the Missouri Pacific
road, and fifty miles for the Chicago &
Belt Line road, all to be completed this
Messrs. W. H. Devore, L. S. Pearsall
and E. N. Hollister, who were a ap
pointed a committee at the town meeting
the first Monday in April to take meas
ures to have our sand bar removed, were
down to see Congressman Gest on Mon
day and were quite well satisfied with
their interview. Mr. Gest told tbe com
mittee that he thought it would be no
trouble for tbe attention of the proper
authorities to be secured, and as there is
an appropriation for river work for gen
eral purposes, it can doubtless be dons
wltb this money. He promised to attend
to the matter when he next went to
Washington. In the meantime the citi
zens were to set up a petition and secure
as many names as possible, which be
would present to tbe head engineer of
river and harbor work. Tbe petition will
be circulated at once, and it is hoped it
will produce the desired effect. With s
good harbor all along our shore, the roal
trade will soon gravitate to this side of
tbe river. Port Byron Olobe.
We have about 800 yards of that fine
Brussels carpet left at 75c ner yard-
worth $1. Come quick. The C. F.
Adams Home Furnishing House, 322
ttraay street. Davenport.
In one of thoee fine carriages. Tbe
best at lowest prices at the C. F. Adams
Home Furnishing House. 332 Brady
street, Davenport, Iowa.
Cbas. A . Stiil,
ONE WEEK, COMMENCING
MONDAY, APRIL 29
Tin Little Mm:
and a Select Company opening in the
beautiful comedy entitled
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O GAAP PR R KG O K
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Admission 10, 20 and 30c.
Lkdiea ticke'egood on open ng night only.
-Sattjrday and Sunday,
May 3, 4 and 5.
Game called at 8:o0p. nj.
Saturday Evening, Maylth.
Admission 35 Cents.
Good order maintained. Objectionable
characters strictly prohibited.
Street can for Moline after dance.
Room and Piotdbe
Cord Nails & Hooks,
At the very Lowest
Call and see.
Tinder Bock laland Bona.
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.
:Prices Gradually Moving Downward
DRESS braids, good quality 2c.
GOFFS dress braids 4c.
BRASS pins (not adamantine) 2c.
FELT, 2 yards wide, best qualitv, 85c
TURKEY red cotton floss. beBt Dual
ity, lc per skein, none to other dealers.
AKMANT triple extracts, 20c ter
ounce. Bring your bottles.
EMBROIDERY silk, best, on spools.
two for lc.
LINEN thread, best, 8c per spool.
ARMANT8 toilet waters. 4 os bottle.
23c. 8 oz bottle 50.
Bottom Prices guaranteed in all Departments.
Hock Island. Illinois.
A Mammoth Stock
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.
This spaoe is reserved for
Geo. W. JD. Harris,
Real Estate and Ins. Agency.
tLook out for Bargains.
To Cure Spring Fever
KOHN & ADLEE'8,
f 1.50 per Gallon.
POST OFFICE BLOCK.
BOOTS and SHOES
Trie Largest Stock,
Trie Lowest Prices
in the three cities. It will be a mistake to buy before
you see our bargains.
Ladie sand Gents Low Shoes in all grades and prices.
Wigwam Slippers at your own prices.
Ladies fine Hand Tamed shoes from the best manufacturers.
Custom Work and Repairing done at all three stores '
t3T"Call and see as.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, 1818 Second nae.
ELM STREET SHOE STORE, PIONEER 8H0S 8TORX,
3929 Fifth Avenue. 1713 Second A.Tnn.
NEW black lace flouncings.
8ATINE3. challies, lawns, lawn tennis
OXIDISED hairpins, 10. '
SEWING silk, best 100 yard silk, 6c
BUTTON hole twist, best, lo per
NEW assortment, black silk lace scarfs
and plush flchues.
FANS the latest in Japanese and
gauze fans. ;
any other establishment in
at the popular store of.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.