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THE BOCK ISTJCNB ' ABGTT8; FRIDAY, MAY 3,
FOR SALE BY-
1617 Second avenne,
KINGSBURY & SON
Are th Lead-rs in LOW PRICES on
$ ! Browns 3 cents.
P Micas 4 cents.
H ' Gilts 4J cents.
0 :TPecorated Window Shades with spring fix-
tines complete ready to hang, 88 cents.
170r Secend Avenue.
VI NN EDGE'S;
sDry Goods Store
I lorner becond
I le li lli intirtt .f Ihoor deairing SPRING GOGES ty visit us.
I h - h complete stock of Dress Goods iu all kinds of worsted and
"i- ii !,iliric, from the lowest to the highest price. We also have
!"'-!iH I st ick of SILKS, in gros grain. Faille Francois. Prau lie
N'lu urrah und India Silks. We include among these ijreat many
N -v.- n. - in tbe whJ of Siripea and Checks. Our line of Dreae Trim
Diin, ij i y far luo best shown in Davenport, and embraces onlj new
b .u U In Notions, Hosiery, Ladii:s' Underwear, Corsets, etc., we feel
t'Htl !cnt we can please the most futitidious. We caray k Urge stw.k
' f I.ntiiV Jtti kejs. Wraps, Shawls. Ltce Curtains, Table Linens,
Napkins, Freuch and Domestic Huti-rna. Z?yliyr Ginghams
in Ii'iniCHtic Goods of all kinds. We make correct prices on all
kir.dr nf goods, nod .
Guarantee them Against Competit.on.
''mint Ik; reaitmbcreJ. too. that our goods possess the advantage of
all frc-sb and new. We do not misrepresent quality, and will
''k- back goods which are not as we represent them. Give us a call.
GEO. VINNEDGE & CO.
-is one array of beauty with its loads of new
Wall Paper, Curtains
and I make your selections from the Largest stock,
tne Newest Patterns and Lowest prices.
Made in Hardwood, eli gantly caied with treble
wU, Charcoal Ailed and sine lined, very
part removable for
All mo al shelves, alr-tlcht locks. Implied In
terior circulation of dry cold air and first class
These are the otti.T Ref lgerators with Five
wullfi lor the preservation or the tee.
They are the oni.t Refrlgarilora having the
i.eonara patent ur tigni kicks .
Thi-y are the ohi.t Refrigerator having the
L.eonara patent ouu iron ancives.
Hiey are the o-i.t Refrtg ratnra having the
w onaru paiem arcuea center lai.'e notioni.
1 hi'Y are Ilia only Refrigerator having the
Leouuru patent movanie nue lor cleaning.
Thev are ihe oxt-T Refrigerators havlmr'the
I.e nerd Improved interior circulation of dry cold
They are the ohut Refrigerators having the
Lroi.ard patent iut -rior cons' rurtijn.
The have a jod the teat for veara and are the
oml v Kerngcrator which excel all others at every
poll 1 1.
A slight examination w 11 convince von of their
great superiority. We challenge the world to
produce their equal at any price.
Rock Island, Ills.
and Brady Ms.
A Petition for Investigation of the
Mayoralty Vote Entered.
What ! Mmtht anal Why ImWr
rlek Hmi er Wm. MeConeehie the
IietallyElecie Maiaraf Kara lal
The petition to the county court for a
contest as U the election of Wm. Mc
Conochie aa mayor of Rock Island, has
been prepared by Judge Wilkinson and
Wm. McBnity. counsel for Mr. Frederick
Hass and Ibe democratic city com
mittee, and v ill be filed in the county
court either vhis evening or tomorrow
morning. The petition is of the nature
of a bill In chancery and summons, and
it is for serv ce at the July law term of
the county court. The petition first sets
up the natum of the city of Rock Island,
the present n unicipalty having been in
corporated in December, 1879, that there
are in the city seven wards and the same
number of vt ting places, that the munici
pal year begi is on the first Monday in
May, etc. Taen it goes on to say that
there was a municipal election held
on April 2, last, when as can
didatea for mayor, the official
count showed that Frederick Haas
received l.SOT of all the votes cast, and
Wm. McConcchie 1,229, that these figures
were found to be the findings of the offi
cial count as canvassed by the council as
printed in tte daily Aitous, an official
paper of the city, a copy of which is sub
mitted contait mg the same.
The petition represents that certain
errcrs are supposed to exist in the count
ing up and co nputing of the number of
ballots cast and that by those errors and
mistakes the actual vote for Frederick
Hass was reduced and the vote for Wm.
The petition further avers that in the
different wardtt of the city, particularly
the Second a id Seventh, the votes of
divers person ware received and count"
ed for McCon Khie, who were not elec
tors or legal voters. This allegation is
the one that las reference to certain of
the students unending August ana col
lege who are n ere transitory residents in
Rock Island, only living here while they
are completing their studies at that Insti
tution, and the names of thirty-six of
whom, giving their place of residence On
the college rolls, having been published
in the Arocs cn April 9, last.
In conclusion the petition prays the
poll books, tally lints of the last election
be produced and inspected in the pres
ence of, and tnder the direction of the
court, and all errors corrected and the
true results known and declared, and the
ballots of all porsons voting for McCon
ochie who are thown to be not electors or
legal voters shall be discarded and the
true results of the election declared ac
cording to the judgment of the court.
There is one institution in Rock Isiand
that has always been a source of great
and justifiable pride to its citizens, one
too that has always done credit not only
to the city of Bock Island, but to itself.
Reference is made to the Harper, the best
and most deservedly popular hotel west
of Chicago aid east of Omaha. The
well established reputation achieved by
this hotel under the proprietorship f
Mr. Harper has not been in the least
diminished under Mr. Homer J. Lowrey's
management. Indeed the local and
traveling public have manifested an in
creasing appreciation of the additional
accommodations and conveniences that
have been provided by the latter in his
manifest desire to keep pace with the pro
gressive spirit ot the times, and he has
but followed out the aims of the owner in
putting in modern improvements as the
need for them appeared. Some of these
are the passenger elevator, electric illum
ination throughout, etc.
The Harper has just undergone the
spring bouse cleaning, every room hav
ing been thoroughly renovated and re
frescoed, and provided with new and
firstclaaa appointments. In addition to
the advantage of having a hotel so ad
mirably designed and arranged, Manager
Lowry has ben fortunate in having the
best and most experienced assistants, all
of whom have f jr years been Identified
with the house. Messrs. R. C. Willerton
and Chas. McHugh are the accommodat
ing clerks, Michael O'Connor, the polite
and experienced nteward, and Mrs. How
ard, the excellent housekeeper, while the
less important positions are held by
trustworthy hands, John Russ being the
head engineer ani Pat Kelly, porter, etc.
These facts taker, with its unexcelled ac
commodation bcth as to lodging and
boarding, and its superior means of pro
tection against fire earn for it the com
plimentB it has ret eived and the reputation
it has attained.
At tlie Theatre.
Miss May Bretonne and her excellent
company presented "The Romany Rye"
in a highly creditable manner at Htr-
Der's theatre laU evening. Tonight
"The Little Treas ure" is to be given.
Next Monday night Fisher's laughing
hit, "A Cold Da3."is to be the attrac
tion. The Cleveland Press says of it:
The largest audienco of the season
filled the academv Sunday evening. "A
Cold Day, or the Laplanders," haa been
revised and revamped into a first-class
humorous play, a ad it kept the audience
in a continuous roar throughout the
eveaing. It is full of funny songs and
sayings, and is fit ely dressed and staged.
Lessenger, the German comedian, is es
Alderman Negt s, of the council com
mittee on pavem nt investigation, haa re
ceived a sample of Bloomington vitrified
brick which he bss placed on exhibition
at the Rock Island bouse. While Mr.
Negus is pleased with the sample, be
says there are only a few cities such as
Bloomington In the state where brick can
be obtained, wheie the entire supply is
of as good quality aa this and that by the
time enough la ascured to pave Second
avenue the freigh : and other expenses
incident thereto would amount to aa
much as to put In granite.
THE SUPERVISORS ADJOURN
Tke County Board Computes itt Do
ltbrmtlaa Tlii Official Pristine
Iaaportant Beaolatloaa Caaerralat
When the supervisors met this morning
the vote was called on the motion to ap
propriate $200 for the use of Buford
post for memorial decoration aid charity
purposes, and it was lost. Supervisor
Frick then moved that 9100 be appropri
ated, and it was lost. The resolution to
to request the state's attorney to dismiss
criminal proceedings against M. W.
Burgh was called up and on motion of
Supervisor Hollister it was laid on the
The report of the committee on print'
ing was called up and four bids for print
ing the proceedings were received, the
Arocs, Union and Moline Ditpatch
bidding $100 and the Moline Repub
lican $91. Supervisor Hollister moved
that the contract be awarded the
Republican, aa the lowest bidder.
Supervisor Armstrong offered as an
amendment that the Union be substituted.
Supervisor Wilson offered as an amend
ment to the amendment that the A bods
be substituted for the Union. The
amendment to the amendment was lost.
Supervisor Armstrong's amendment then
carried. Supervisor Frick moved that
the proceedings be published officially in
the Moline Republican as well as In the
Union for $94. Carried.
The following resolution introduced by
Supervisor Murphy with regard to pay
ing witness fees, was adopted:
Resolved, That this board allow witness
fees in criminal and insane cases before
the circuit and county courts when certi
fied to by the clerks of said courts, also
justice fees, police magistrate's fees and
constable fees only in cases where con
victions are had in the circuit and county
courts and certified to by the state's attor
ney; also constable's fees for serving
papers upon the order of the coroner
when certified to by the coroner, and al
so mat the board reimburse constables
and police officers for necessary cash ex
penditures in arresting criminals bound
over to either the county or circuit
court, whether convictions are had or
not, and be it further
Resolved, That no fees for serving
papers be allowed to city marshals or po,
lice officers, who are paid salaries.
Supervisor Hollister offered the fol
lowing, which was adopted:
Resolved. That the witness fees be
fore the circuit and county courts, res
ferred back to the board, be now al
lowed, and that the justices, police mag
istrate and constables' fees, referred back
to the several parties presenting them,
with the recommendation that they make
out and present bills therefor in con
formity with the resolution of this board,
when the same will be allowed.
The ReaaadeleA Kit. Paul
The clipper St. Paul, the flagship of
the St. Louis, St. Paul & Minneapolis
Packet company, which waa at the land
ing Wednesday evening, en route to the
bead of navigation, is attracting much
attention among the river men from St
Louis to St. Paul. She is now making
her first trip this season on the upper
river. She is a reconstructed, renovated
and beautifully improved boat. She has
been thoroughly overhauled from stem to
stern, has been made a thing of beauty
and will prove a joy to all those who are
fortunate enough to be among her pas
sengers during the season. The recon
structed St. Paul is a prettier boat in ap-
fbearance and more com Dlet ar.,1 mm.
fortable in equipment than when new.
and surpasses in magnificence and luxu
riance of furnishing any passenger
steamtr ever engaged in the trade aboye
St. Louis. Every attention has been paid
to those details which will add to the
comfort, convenience and pleasure of
passengers. The cabin is not only pleas
ing and attractive In appearance, but
furnished in a style far superior to any
thing ever seen on an upper river packet.
In the ladies' cabin are new carpets.
draperies and elegantly upholstored fur
niture suggestive of ease and luxurious
ness. The state- rooms have been newl y
furnished, the berths being supplied
with wire woven aatrcsaes and new
bedding. The St. Paul is owned by the
St. Louis, St. Paul & Minneapolis Packet
Co. In the office are C. D. Carroll and
Oeorge Henry.' HI Beedle and Campbell
Hunt are the pilots, while Jim Cunning
ham and Tom Connors have charge of
the lower deck. Henry Lyda, an ex
perienced caterer, is the steward. The
officers wear handsome uniforms of blue
cloth with gilt trimmings and the posi
tion of each is designated on the cap of
till BpcxIds; Assistance.
The people of Muscatine and bridge
builders are still begging the aid of Rock
Island county in the matter of erecting a
bridge to carry the people of Illinois over
to Iowa to trade. Here is the latest
piece of gaul . It is from the Journal of
There la considerable misunderstand
ing in Drury township, 111., about the
law governing the expenditure of the
money rained by issuing bonds for im
proving roads. The law is that only such
an amount of bonds can be issued, as the
road actually costs. That the commis
sioners are required to advertise for bids
for the work and let it by contract. That
the money obtained can be used for no
other purpose than that stated in the
The proper course for the commission
ers to pursue Is after the tax is voted to
estimate the cost ot the work and peti
tion the supervisors of Rock Island coun
ty to pay half of the expenae, under sec
tion 1. chapter 121, Code of Illinois,
which provides that the county must
pay one half the cost of embankment
forming approach to a bridge, which the
road across the bottom will be when the
bridge across the Mississippi is under
It ia estimated that the road across the
bottom will coat under $5,000. If the
county pays half it will leave only $2,
600 for Drury to pay, and she will more
than aave it each year on the saving in
toll on the present amount of travel by
it tne people oi Muscatine want a
bridge, so badly, let them build it. Rock
Island county farmers are not obliged,
either to help pay for it or to pay ferry
age, and the Rock Island county .board
haa all it can do to keep up the expenses
Incident to their section . of Ulinloa
without helping build np Iowa. -
Extra fine strawberries at May's.
Croquet sets 70 cents at the Fair.
Eureka folding tables 99 centa at the
Choice fresh vegetables at C. C. Trues
Folding clothes horses 75 cents at the
Nice dressed chickens at C. C. Trues
Nobby cutaways for men and boys at
Some very choice pieces of genuine cut
glass at Loosley's.
Eighteen sheets gilt edge writing paper
for S cents at the Fair.
Dr. W. R. Freek. of Cordova, dined
at the Harper today.
Choice strawberries, bananas and or
anges at C. C. Truesdale's.
Prince Albert suits in all the latest
styles and shades at the "Why."
When you are iu need of a fine wed
ding present get it at Loosley's.
String beans, green peas, new pota
toes, beets and head lettuce at May's.
The "Why" always lead in prices
Corduroy knee pants for 39 cents; worth
The "Why" will sell you knee pants
for 16 cents; others ask from 25 to 35
Mr. W. D.Webster, the Cordova mer
chant and lime dealer, was in the city
W. H. Devore and H. C. Trent, of
Port Byron, were at the Rock Island
The Rock River Circle of Unitarian
churches is in session at the Unitarian
church in Moline.
Grand opening at Theodore Free's cor
ner Seventh avenue and Twelfth street,
Goto the "Why" and examine those1
all wool cheviot men's suits for $7.68;
well worth $12.50,
A finely decorated 12 piece chamber
set at Loosley's for $5, and 10 pieces of
the same for $3.
The annual meeting of the Missionary
Guild of St. Paul Trinity parish will
be held tonight at the church .
The "Why" are selling those nobby
sailor suits in blue or gray with em
broidered collars for 75 cents.
The "Why" are selling a men's cork
screw worsted suit in blue or black for
$8; would be a bargain at $12.50.
Bargain seekers should take advantage
of those mixed cassimere suits the "Whj"
are selling for $6.45; well worth $10.
Cauliflower, strawberries, new pota
toes, beets, radishes, lettuce and aspara
gus and toup bunches at F. G. Young's.
The regular monthly meeting of the Y.
W. C. T. U. will be held tomorrow after
noon at 8 o'clock in the Y. M. C. A.
Edward Nance, of this city, attended
the wedding of Mr. G. H. Robinson and
Miss Stella B. Widney. at Wood hull
Just received seventy five of those
beautifully trimmed boys' suits well
worth $2 50. The "Why" are going to
sacrifice them at $1.22.
Marshal Brennan and Sergeant Sexton
took an Inventory of the furniture in the
police atation yesterday and found every
thing in good order.
Mr. Fred Appelquist has in his barn-'
yard a thoroughbred Jersey cow, one of
the finest specimens of the breed ever
brought to Rock Island.
Mr. P. L. Mitchell has recovered from
his recent illness to such an extent as to
be able to ride up town and spend a few
minutes at the First National bank this
"Doc" Grotjan fished out two im
mense salmon from the ferry dock yester
day morning, one weighing three pounds
and the other three and one half. "Doc"
is keeping Lent now.
M. A. Barns, the grocer, is lying at
the point of death at his home over 1614
Second avenue. His ailment is kidney
trouble and the probabilities are that he
will not survive the night .
Six per cent loans by the Rock Ialand
Mutual Building, Loan and Savings asso
ciation Tuesday evening. May 7, 1889.
Premiums 18 to 20 per cent. Stock in
the twenty-eighth aeries.
Attached to Conductor Hitchcock's
train on the R. I. & P. yesterday after
nood, was an additional coach containing
thirty-five U. S. army soldiers en route
from Columbus, Ohio, to Amour, South
Mr. H. D. Folaom haa been appointed
watch inspector for the north end of the
Rock Island and St. Louis division of the
Burlington road, his jurisdiction extend
ing from Rock Island to Beardstown.
Mr. Folsom is also inspector for the C,
R. I. & P.
A petition is being circulated in Mo
line, asking the city council to construct
an abattoir and" establish proper regula
tions with regard thereto. The Moline
butchers are for the abattoir. So were
the Rock Island butchers until they were
led to revolt.
A uniform outfit of rolling stock,
horses, harness and driven ia what the
public may expect on the Holmes lines.
It don't show up much yet, but it takes
time even witn sucn tireless workers as
Heory Scnnitger on the lead. Don't
fret, the old bulks will go In good time;
the line is making money faster than
ever, and a good part of the income is
going right into improvements. No
lightning at present, but fast horses and
good time Davenport Democrat-Gautts.
About the busiest place in Rock Island .
at present is in the rink, where the Meth
odist people are arranging for their May
festival and fair that ia to begin Monday
noon, the 6th of May, and continue until
Saturday evening the" 11th. A special
invitation la extended to the citizens.
There will be an entertainment of some
kind eyery day and night At 2 o'clock
Monday afternoon there will be an exhi
bition of babies. A magnificent premium
of a beautiful gold watch, hunter's case,
Elgin works, item-winder and a gold
chain la to bo given as a premium for tbt)
handsomest exhibited in. the rink If ay 6.
The competition ia opened to the world.
In the evening of the same day then is to
be a wedding solemnized. A fine bed
room aet will be given aa first premium
for the wedding. If then be a second or
third application, then appropriate dona
tions of household furniture will be given
to each couple. The proceeds are to go
to the erection of a new church. There
will be particular features on each even
ing during the week.
The Golden Eagle clothing establish
ment this year have, on account of their
increasing trade, been cramped for room,
and the inconvenience has been miti
gated, in a measure, by the addition of
twenty feet in the rear taking in a
room formerly occupied by Dr. Paul as
a part of his office. The additional
space will be devoted to the display of
trunks and valises.
S. G. Ouysinger was acquitted of the
charge of larceny as bailee by Justice
Hawes yesterday afternoon. Mr. Guy
singer was ably defended by City Attor.
ney McEnlry, of this city, and A. P. Mc-
Quirk, of Davenport
Warner's Safe Cure cures nervousness.
insorana, hysteria and neuralgia. Why?
Because there are symptoms of an im
pure condition of the blood, caused by
unhealthy kidney action. Tbe poison
ous urea and uric acid being retained in
the blood cause the symptoms of kidnev
disease first noted.
What is more attractive than a pretty
ace with a fresh, brlcht comolexion?e
For it use Porzoni's powder.
Ce aa. A. Steel, - - Manager.
FRIDAY, MAY 3
Tie Little Treasure.
Admission 10, 20 and 30c.
Ladies tlckc egnoj on ojira eg night only.
C. A. Steel, - . Manager.
ONE MOST ONLY,
MONDAY EVE., MAY 6.
La; Low! LyLow! Special engagement of
Great Musical Extravaganza,
--A Cold Day--
Including a etrnng company of Singing Come
dianit, introducing all ihelateat successes
from tbe New York novelti.
You will Laugh!
Don't raiflg it !
Special Tbla comnanv carries anori .1
for tbla entire production.
usual prices. Keeerved seaU now on sale at
Sunday and Monday,
May 4, 5 and 0.
Game called at 8:00 p. m.
Saturday Eyening, May 4th.
Admission 35 Cents.
Good order maintained. Objectionable
characters strictly prohibited.
Street cars for Moline after dance.
C11A9. BLfil KK.
Room and Picture
Cord Nails & Hooks,
At the verj Lowest
Call and see.
Under Rock Island Boose.
SECURED BY FIRST MORTGAGE
Always on hand for sale at 6J
. and 7 per cent to investor.
Interest Collected without
Every effort made to handle
only choice investments.
Call or write for details. .
mi . t
Prices Gradually Moving Downward:
DRESS braids, good quality 2o.
GOFFS dress brsids 4c.
BRASS pins (not adamantine) 2c.
FELT. 2 vards wide, best oualitv. 85c
per yard .
TURKEY red cotton floss, best qual
ity, lc per skein, none to other dealers.
1 nit I Tn . . .
Anoia-n i inpie extracts, zuc per
ounce. Brine vour bottles.
EMBROIDERY silk. best, on spools.
two for lc.
LINEN thread, best, 6c per spool.
ARMANT8 toilet waters. 4 oz bottle.
25c. 8 oz bottle 50.
Bottom Prices guaranteed in all Departments.
Rock Island. Illinois.
A Mammoth Stock
IARGER THAN EVER:
aad 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.
Geo. W. D. Harris,
Real Estate and Insurance,
229 Seventeenth St., under Commercial
CSfFirvt -class Inrurasce at lowest rales.
The following are among
A Ko. 1 corner property on Third avanna at a
A nlca new two storjr residence with large lot.
In good nelehlxirhood.onTwentv fonrth St., cheap
a nice Dries, resiaeoee, wild a I modern im
provement, large grotinde, on Elm ttteet, for
sale cheap on easr term".
Two storT dwelling, six rooms, good we'l, cis
tern and c liar, large barn, H acre of land, within
a few steps of Milan street cars, at a bargain.
A neat brlok henfe with a large lot for 18,003,
convenient to upper depot and saw mills.
Large brick house, well located, on Fourth
a venae lot SOz'SO, for pale cheap.
House, barn, with over four acres, on the bluff
for sale cheap.
A small dweltng. lot 50 feet front, good loca
tion, for aale at SoM) on easy terms.
To Cure Spring Fever
KOHIsr & ADLER'S,
IB I TT TT IE 1HS. S3 !
$1.50 per Gallon.
POST OFFICE BLOCK.
BOOTS and SHOES
The Lowest Price
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 Turned shoes from the best manufacturers.
Custom Work aad Repairing done at all three stores .
t3?"Call and see us.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, 1818 Second Arenas.
ELM STREET SHOE STORE,
3929 Fifth ATeaue.
NEW black lace flouncings.
SATIN E3. chaliies. lawns, lawn tennis
OXIDISED hairpins, 10.
SEWING silk, best 100 yard silk, 6c.
BUTTON hole twist, best, le per
NEW assortment, black silk lace scarfs
and plush ficbues.
FANS the latest in Japanese aad
any other establishment in
at the popular store of
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
the many bargains offered:
Two bouse' on lot, 60x124, well located, on
Moline avenue money making Investment.
A two story house of nine rooms and a one
story bouse f Sve rooms, on the aame lot. be
tween Four b and Fifth av nue. on Twentr-fttat
S400 will bnv a house and lot on First avenue
near the "y" depot.
S1.S00 will boy a good Loose of alz rooms lu
one of tbe best neighborhoods on Nineteenth si. .
f 1,000 will buy a neat bouse on Twentieth at.
Two houses and lot SOzlM. on Second ave.
Some of the beat lota In Dodge's addition oa
A good lot on the bluff In Rodman's divla
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
PI02&EER SHOE STORE,
1712 Second ATtnue. 1
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