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THE BOCK ISLNT ABQU8. TUESDAY, MAY 28, 18fe9.
oo, 90c, 75c, 68c and 50c.
niTS selling ferS4c tomorrow- be
oDhand. 8a.e begins at $8:30.
On Monday and while tbev last at
irar.d 57c; genuine jh aAiuan n.inv
Ht 75c and 98c; extra heavy ditto
Our extra quality Summer Corsets
At 47 Cents.
yfe expect large arrivals of several
necial new and desirable styles of Cor
!L e(4ry in the week, which have been
ourchased at a (treat bargain. Telegrams
informing us that they have been ship
oed re received, so that we must ask
tou to wait but a day or so, knowing
these great bargains to surely be on the
(-Hall's Bazar, portable and adjustable Dress and Skirt forms, endorsed
and recommended by all fashion publishers. Full assorment now in stock.
1714. 1716. 1718. 1720 and 1722 Second Avenue. Rock Island.
KINGSBURY & SON
Are the Leaders in LOW PRICES on-
Browns 3 cents.
Oj tDecorated "Window
tures complete ready to hang, 38 cents.
1705 Secend Avenue.
In competition with the Leading Refrigerators of the
United States received the highest award for economy
of ice, using only 12.17 as much ice as its best compet
itor and 9.17 as much as one of its would be competitors.
possesses the only provision chamber free from odors, produces a dry
cold air which no ohler can equal, and has preserved fresh meats three
weeks in the hottest weather. Produces better results with leaa ice
than any other Refrigerator. The flues of the
do not require cleaning as do other makes, being perfectly and scien
tifically constructed, the cold dry air by constant circulation keeps it
sweet and clean. The best made, best finished and handsomest Re
frigerator in the market. There are more ALASKA Refriscrators in
use in Rock Island than all others.
WILMRD BAKER & CO.,
SOLE AGENTS FOR
is one array of beauty with its loads of new
Wall Paper, Curtains
Call and make your selections from the Largest stock,
the Newest Patterns and Lowest prices.
A A r u 1
CAPS and BONNETS.
See letter in out millinery window
from TECHNER & PRANK. Philadel
phia, manufacturers of Children's Lace
Caps, Bonnets, etc., in which they say:
"We have cent you a few
desirable styles at 33 1-3 per
We have placed the original letter on
exhibition in our millinery show window
which fully explains itself. From these
'few desirable styles," at 88j per cent off,
we have ordered something over 50 doz
en, and shall offer them at prices to rush
7c, 7c, 7c, 7c.
At 7 cents we shall sell about 9 doz
en, worth 20 cents.
14c, 14c, 14c
At 14c we shall sell only six dozen.
At 29c, 24c, 25c, 32 and 34 cents we
shall rush off a big lot.
At 50 cents we can show you several
styles, all away below value.
All better grades, and including the
"Little Lord Fauntleroy," at just 33 J
per cent below our regular prices.
TP A PER
Gilts 4$ cents.
Shades with spring 'fix-
Opposite Harper House.
AN ADVANCING CITY.
The City Coaartt Kemllae Sew Ie
winds ter 91 ore Progressive Pre
lect The Fire Department The
Wl en the city council had resolved it
self into a committee of the whole last
evening for the purpose of considering
and f xing the annual appropriations for
the various necessary funds for the main
tenance and advancement of the city,tht
body found itself presented with facts
that ibwoke it to a realization that the city
is advancing, and that fresh demands for
fundt, in keeping with such progress are
upon it. The first thing to impress it
with such a condition was the demand of
the (ommittee on fire for an additional
$3,0(0 for an electric fire alarm. Chair
man Corken, of the committee, urged up
on tt e council the absolute necessity of
this precaution. It would not only be a
great convenience and a benefit to the
public, but an aid to our firemen who de
serve better facilities than they now have.
All ought to encourage the volunteer fire
men as much as possible, but the end and
aim tihould be to put in a paid service as
soon as practicable.
AMerman Schroeder thought the ex
penditure asked for would be a foolish
one just now that a telephone system
would be better. The Cable company in
the Seventh ward proposed following the
exam pie of the Franklins and providing
themselves with a telephone and horse if
tne city would erect a stable for them,
and of putting in a telephone and haviDg
men sleep in the house at night and one
man on duty in the day time.
Al lerman Negus said the addi
tions! $3,000 for the fire department
woul J be very properly applied, but he
believed it would prove of more general
bene 3 1 to apply it in equippage, such as
horst'S, and to establish for the present,
iosteid of an electric alarm, a uniform
Al lerman Howard favored an electric
alarn. It would be a great benefit to
the r.epartment and an improvement that
would be permanent a necessary ad
junct to a paid department when estab
lisbel and once put in it would always be
Alderman Knox spoke as a fireman of
fiftet n years' experience, and advised the
council that the present attitude of the
council was simply opening the way to
the breaking up of the department.
There should not, in his mind, be a spirit
of discrimination manifested toward one
or two companies. The council should
treat all alike, and give to all what il
given to one. There was considerable
discontent in the department, especially
among the older companies, and for his
part be would not only like to see an elec
tric alarm in every hose house but a paid
department entire, and the sooner it was
done the better.
Alderman Corken said - there was a
great, deal of disturbance in the depart
ment at the feeling prevailing that the
firemen were not only treated unfairly,
but ' hat they were not provided by the
council with the necessary equipments
for service, and that there was danger
of ti.e entire department disbanding at
Finally, upon motion of Alderman
Schtoeder, the fund for the department
was fixed at $3,800, and when it was
foutid after all appropriations were made,
that an unexpended balance of $3,000
rem uned, Alderman Corken was prompt
to move it be applied to an electric alarm
service. The council did not adopt the
motion, but it is not unlikely that before
the municipal year passes steps will be
takt n to provide a better and more re
liab e fire service. The need for im
provements is imperative and the couns
cil night as well face it first as last.
The council also made an approprias
tion of $15,000 for streets and alleys and
laid $9,000 aside for the police, a wise
provision . The official record shows the
appropriations. The limit was 113,850
and the amount of the appropriations
made last night amounted to f 92,425,
leaving a balance of $21,425, to which
was added an unexpended balance from
last year's funds of $7,442 making $28,-
86? Out of this $10,000 was set aside
for sidewalks and $15,000 for the city's
share of the Second avenue pavement,
still leaving a reserve fund of over $3,-
000. which Alderman Corken asked for
the fire department and there it will prob
ably eventually be applied.
The council took up one important
ma ter, but deferred action until next
meeting after considerable discussion.
It was as to what should be considered
Alderman Schroeder held that all street
work should be declared permanent im
prcvement and done by special assess
Alderman Corken took the view that
thii was not just and fair to the poor.
That only such improvements should be
termed permanent improvements and
done by special assessment as the abut'
ting property holders naked for. Alder
men Hampton sustained this new, but
Al lerman Negus was in favor of Alder
men Schroeder's motion.
The council adjourned without action
on this question.
The Mary Morton is due up.
The St. Paul will be up tomorrow
The Pittsburg will be down Thursday
The White Eagle and Golden Gate
both make excursion trips on Memorial
Ine verne swain was in ana out in
ber daily run in the short trade between
here and Clinton.
The Josephine came up from Bur
lit gton this morning. ' She makes an ex
cursion trip to Burlington tomurrow
- fimnd Exenrslon.
A grand double excursion will be made
on the steamer Golden Gate Decoration
dry from Rock Island to Muscatine and
frim Muscatine south around the island
all for 00 cents. Including meals, $1.
Tickets on sale at Kingsbury & Bon's art
stun. Boat leaves at 9:30. Excellent
music will be furnished.
The Creeper "Bystander" Visits the
Former Berk Island Divine In His
Blnnohemens Den at Boekford.
The "Bystander," the bright genius of
the reportorial staff of the Free port Bul
letin, has paid a visit to Rev. George J.
Schwelnfurth, the former Rock Island
minister, now of Rock ford, and who has
gained considerable notoriety of late
through his assertions of being vested
with divine power.
The "Bystander," after detailing his
arrival at Schweinfnrtb's ''heaven," and
finding himself in his presence, gives the
"Your other name is Christ, I believe?-
said I, inquiringly.
"Yes," said he, modestly, as he put a
dash of peppersauce in bis glass.
'How long have you been so?'' said L
in a tone that suggested a slight doubt in
"For about twelve years," said he.with
some emphasis, "hut it hasn't been gen
erally known until the last two or three
years. You know Mrs. Beekman was
the spiritual bride of Christ. She died
about fifteen years ago, but before she
left she gave me a commission to act
as Saviour. I doubted my ability then,
but since that time I have received mani
festations that are conclusive. I am the
Perfect Man and the Christ."
"Have you got the commission or the
manifestations with you?'' asked I.
"No." said he, scornfully, 'my com
mission is not in an old leather reticule
in the garret, neither have I any straw
berry mark on my left arm. My follow-,
era have faith. If you would gain the
glorious possibilities of heaven you must
believe-only have implicit faith in me
and give your property to me and you
are saved. My followers are the elect :
they are the salt of the earth, and the
angels of heaven."
"The Lord" then turned his attention
to other matters and left me alone for a
few moments. His reai name is Georsre
J. Schweinfurth and "the Father" is only
an alias of his. He is tall, pale and
slender. His forehead is high and white
as marble. His eyes are blue, but off
color, and his chin is decked with au
English cropped beard of an unmistaka
ble reddish tinge, but soft as silk, and
quite wavy. The corners of his
mouth look rather weak and ir
resolute, but he seems to get there
just the same. His nose is of classic
mold, with thin nostrils, and his head is
shaped like a coal scuttle with a bay win
dow. He dresses very nattily and is real
ly a good looking figure. He would be
picked up for a self-poised man of the
world, or a fashionable curate, rather
than the god of the Beekmanites.
This florid whiskered and suave Mes
siah was born in Ohio in 1853 and has
therefore turned his back on some thirty-
six eventful summers. He is a German,
as his name very successfully indicates,
and bis parents had not been in this conn
try very long before he showed up him
self. His career has been a rapid and
successful one. Through strict attention
to business he has been by degrees school
boy, college student, theologian, Metho
dist minister, Beekmanite bishop, and
"God." It is not every man who can
start out with limited advantages and be
a redheaded '"Perfect Man" at the age of
thirty-six. It would seem that he had
reached the end of his tether, but who
knows? Who knows but that he may
work his way through another degree
and become an ancient and honorable
primordial Creator and generalissimo of
time and eternity. Here is a young man
with a smooth white brow, who started
out in life with no other capital than a
gall made for a man eight sizes bigger
than himself . Look at him today! He
has a job at holding down the throne of
the universe and has saved half a million
of dollars with which to equip balloons to
capture the red planet Mars. All of
which goes to show that the competition
in the heavenly father business is not a?
lively as it is in other lines and also that
the possibilities opened up to a young
man under a republican form of govern
ment are illimitable.
The home lie inhabits, "Heaven," as it
is now called, is a very large frame man
sion, with a high stone foundation. some
what suggestive of the Swiss style of ar
chitecture. If stands amid a nest of for
est trees somewhat back from a country
road, and is just a pleasant drive from
the city of Rockford. Here the Father
lives, moves and has his being, and here
he has his galaxy of angels who obey his
slightest behest. The Weldon farm.
where all this monkey business is going
on, has been anything but a heaven for
several score of years. Il has an inter
esting but unpleasant history and by a
train of sequences could easily be imag
ined the abode of just such cranks as hold
the furt there today.
"Now, Mr. Schweinfurth or Mr
Creator, or whoeyer you are," said I,
sternly, "will you tell me how long you
expect this dime museum of yours to last?
What kind of a hoodoo are you anynow
that you can take a whole blamed commun
ity and make 'em believe that a quarter
section of Winnebago county land is the
kingdom of heaven. Goin to set up a
red plush throne of grace, are ye'?"
stormed I, still more savagely. "Want
a paradise painted terra cotta and filled
with if 11 cbromos, or whom you are
chief? Fine looking Messiah you are.
with an embroidered shirt and a two
story collar, aint ye? What sort of a
jint is a garden of Eden filled with
blondes in blue Mother Hubbards? Nice
sort of a New Jerusalem that you have to
put lightning rods on, ain t it? Trot out
yonr jasper walls till I kick 'em where
you don't need any fire insurance. Bring
on your angels, your St. Peters and your
Gabriels till I knock the whole kit and
posse as high as a pigeon can fly in two
days I Come on! wow! woop! oooff!"
by this time I was yelling so loud that I
could be heard three blocks and all the
inhabitants of heaven and the adjacent
county were beginning to assemble
Schweinfurth stood still but with com
pressed lips that told of the wrath that
was raging within . When I finished my
outburst of fury he seized my wrist and
leaning forward whispered in my ear:
"I know you now."
"Who am I then?" said I boldly.
"You are a female detective from Chi
cago!" hissed be. "Now!" continued he,
"You doubt that I am the Messiah.
With his right hand he had torn his col
lar from his shirt band and there, on the
left side of his neck, waa a large brown
Tomorrow occurs tne annual review
and parade of the Rock. Island fire de
partment. Henry Butler, chief engineer
of the fire department, has directed that
the different companies fall in line at
the Wide Awake hose bouse on Second
avenue and march ' to Market square for
inspection by the mayor and council.
Then the line of march Kill be south
from Market square to Third avenue,
east to Twentieth street, north to Second
avenue, west to Ninth street, south to
Third avenue and thence east to Turner
' A Brooklyn man dreamed be was in a
scrimmage, and drew his pistol from un
der his pillow and shot himself.
Cape May hata 7c at McCabe's.
Tomorrow will be fire laddies' day.
$5 for a $9.50 child's suit at the M. &
$5 boys' suit sale all this week at the
M. & K.
Cart wheel hats 7c tomorrow at Mc
Thos. Thorpe, of Drary, was in the
TJntrimmed hat sale tomorrow at Mc
A light frost is reported in the country
ExsSupervisor Qoodlow, of Rural, was
in town today.
Mr. Andrew Donaldson, of Rural.wai
in the city today.
Black canton, fancy edge hats 18 cents
at McCabe Bros.
Lace caps 7 cents at McCabe Bros,
Reinforcements to the $5 children's
suits at the M. & K.
Porcupine hats, fancy brim, 22 cents at
McCabe Bros. New shapes.
Lewis Wilson and E. T. Wilson, of
Rural, were in town today.
Lace caps for the little ones one -third
less than value at McCabe Bros.
If they last, the M. & K. will continue
their $5 child's suit sale all this week.
New shapes children's school hats 22
and 25 cents at McCabe Bros, hat sale.
Suits that are worth and always sold
at front $6.50 to $9.50 at $5 at the M. &
Tomorrow at 8:30, cart wheel. Cape
May and Fern Cliff shade hats 7c each at
Mr. George Moore, the Port Byron
heavy-weight, greeted his Rock Island
Now is the time to tog your boy out
with an extremely fine suit for a $5 bill
at the M. & K.
Hats that have been marked $1, 90c,
75c, 68c and 50c selling at 84c tomorrow
at McCabe Bros.
Mrs. F. L. Bliss has been summoned
to Racine, Wis., by the death of her step
father, R. P. Gordon.
Mr. Henry VonAch, of Andalusia, will
June 1. open a grocery, restaurant and
gallon house at that place.
Messrs. Paul Albrecht and D. G. Alls-
bro, of Port Byron, and Samuel Bryant,
of Zuma, were in the city today.
A spiritualistic memorial service for the
late J. B. Ellis, will be held at Moline
next Sunday afternoon conducted by
Prof. J. S.Loveland.
First come, first serve. Early pur
chasers have the first pick out of the
50, $8 50. $7.50 and $6.50 boys' suits
going at $5 at the M. & K.
The members of Bowlby's glee club
are requested to meet for rehearsal at the
residence of Prof. S. T. Bowlby, on
Third avenue, opposite the court house,
at 8 o'clock this evening.
The event of the season in our millin
ery department TJntrimmed hats less
than half value. New hats this season's
shapes $1, 90c, 75c, 68c and 50. Hats
selling for 34c tomorrow at McCabe
The premium list of the thirteenth an
nual fair of tho Rock Island County Ag
ricultural association has been issued.
The fair promises stronger inducements
than ever before. It will be held Sept.
4th, 5th and 6th next.
Geo. M. Curtis, of Clinton; M. A.
Disbin, of Lyons; Wm. Huttig and E.
J. Brent, of Muscatine, and W. W. Carr.
of Dubuque, all sash, door and blind
makers, are holding a business confer
ence with J.: J. Reimers at the Harper
Mr. John Bengston has at his drug
store a somewhat interesting specimen of
fruit and one that would not likely be
recognized by any one other than a hor -
ticulturist. It is a fig from a tree of
John Lusk, of Moline. and there is a
marked difference between it in its nat
ural state and the dried figs that come to
us seasoned with sugar and in layers.
Sheriff SUvis continues to exercise his
good taste in beautifying court house
square, and there is now not a hand
somer park of its size in the state its
contrast with the disgraceful old court
house ought to make every tax payer in
the county hang his head in shame. Will
Porter is busy just now painting things
red about the square, giving the plant
boxes a hue that blends prettily with the
nicely kept grass.
A Ctenerono Gift.
This morning Prof. Carllson,of Augus-
tana college, called upon President Dav
enport of the Rock Island & Milan street
railway, for the purpose of making ar
rangements as to conveying some of the
students to the watch tower, and a con
venation ensued as to the college, its
needs, etc, during which Prof. Carllson
incidentally alluded to the need of a
piano at the college. Mr. Davenport,
after listening to Prof. Carllson's story,
told him to take pencil and paper and
write down what he would say, and
thereupon he dictated an order on D.
Roy Bowlby's music house for a $700
grand piano, which was selected this af
ternoon and will be delivered tomorrow
morning. Mr. Davenport's generous gift
is one that merits the highest sense of
appreciation and gratitude on the part of
the college faculty and students.
' Railroad Backet. -
Switch engine No- 6 of the R. I. & P. ,
is out of the company's shops, where it
has undergone a general overhauling, re
Engineer, Thos. Carroll, of the C, M.
& St. P., has been given a brand new
engine. It is number 425, and Engineer
McGovern now has the 252 all to himself
Oceo ration Day Exenrslon.
The Josephine will take an excursion
from Rock Island to Burlington and re
turn under the auspices of the Davenport
Base Ball organization. The boat will
leave Rock Island' tomorrow evening at
9 o'clock. Fare, round trip, f 8. Geo
Lament, agent. - The boat will arrive at
Burlington in time to witness both ball
The annual ball of the Rock Island fire
department occurs on the night of the
29th at Armory halL Union copy.
At Free port last Thursday evening oc
curred the marriage of Mr. Clarence
Cioss, the former popular baggageman
on Conductor McNany's train on the C,
M. & St. P. road, but now a conductor,
to Miss Delia Behring. The Bulletin says
of the couple:
Mr. Cross is one of the most popular
railroad men in this neck of the woods.
He is a conductor on the St. Paul road
and is a favorite with the company as
well as with every one who comes in bus
iness contact with him. Socially he
claims every acquaintance as a friend.
He is young, energetic, industrious and
not so terribly homely, and if he doesn't
make a wide mark it will not be because
he hasn't made a good start already.
The bride is a charming lady, a blonde,
whose friends are named legion. She is
the favored possessor of those graces
which combine to make man happy.
Youth, beauty and sunshine are hers, and
be who could ask more would be a grasp
ing mortal indeed. It wishes and good
will go for anything, Mr. and Mrs. Cross
are destined to live three thousand years
and both die millionaires.
treated In Davenport.
Doctors of the English staff of special
ists have opened an office at rooms 15
and 16. Masonic Temple. To establish
a wide reputation in Davenport they will
render their services to the sick until Sat
urday. June 1. free of charge. They
will not take any case without there is a
moral certainty of giving entire satisfac
tion. These medical and surgical experts
have had large experience in the hospi
tals of Europe and America, and to show
the extent of their skill they offer a large
premium ir they tail to cure any case
they undertake of consumption, cancer,
catarrh, nervous debility, dyspepsia,
liver complaint, skin, ear and eye dis
eases, rheumatism and ague. Head office,
London, England; established in 1870.
A Great Show.
Owing to the success that Rockv
Mountain Tom, the lone trapper, has met
with, he has decided to stay at his
present location, No. 1619 Second avenue,
between Sixteenth and Seventeenth
street, until June 1, with bis wild west
menagerie of live wild birds and animals.
Admission 10 cents. I
A. 0. U. W.
All members of the several lodges of
the city, also all visiting members in the
vicinity, are requested to meet at the A.
O. U. W. hall on Thursday, the 30ln, at
8 a. m. sharp, to attend Decoration ser
vices at court house square. By order of
Fourteen dry lots on four years time,
with six percent per annum, to aoy one
wishing to build this summer.
Everything which belongs to pure.
healthy blood is imparted by Hood's Sar-
saparilla. A trial will convince you of
Sunday and Monday,
June 8. 9 and 10.
Game called at 3 :30 p. m.
Room and Picture
Cord Nails & Hooks,
At the very Lowest
Call and see.
C. C. Taylor
Under Bock Island Honae.
pariors in the three cities is
Ice Cream made from pore (Cream
and flavored with the popular
flavor. A trial of this cream
will eonviee all that tt can
. . not be excelled.
Picnics, Sociables and Parties
of all kinds, famished on
. short notice.
SECURED BY FIRST MORTGAGE
Always on hand for sale at 0
and 7 per cent to investor.
Interest Collected without
Etery effort made to handle
only choice investments.
Call or write for details. .
0 I' 1 a7rX
We may have a few more cool days but all signs indicate
warmer weather. At any rate it pays to be
ready for sultry days.
propose to help keep you cool.
A Good Summer Corset,
A new as88ortment of light weight Jer
seys will be offered Monday morn
ing at popular prices and
extra values at
$1.35 to $1.95.
Ginghams, Satins, Seersuckers' Embroideries, White Goods.
Eock Island. Illinois.
A lam moth Stock
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inia?raTr"irr" rftiaff- ' .-t-
larger than ever:
and three times as large as any other establishment in
this city can be seen at the popular store of
CLEiYlANU & SALZMANU.
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. H. Harris,
Real Estate and Insurance,
229 Seventeenth St, under Commercial
W First-claaa Im orancc at lowest ratea.
The following are among
One of the beet monev tnakin? rantanrant and
boarding boneea in tbe city near C, ft. I. A P. de
pot, well located for any kind of business.
An eleeant property on Twentv-third street:
brick hoQe with all modern improvements ; corner
jOt ; bath rooms, sewer, hot and cold water ; cheap.
80x150; witbin five blocks of posf office; a great
A nice boose, well located in a rood nitlirbhnr-
hood oa Twentieth street; cheap.
$2,50 PER GALLON,
KOHIST & ADLEE'S,
POST OFFICE BLOCK.
BOOTS and SHOES
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 Turned shoes from the best manufacturers.
. Custom Work and Repairing done at all three stores .
grCall and see us. .
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, 1818 Second Arenae.
ELM STREET SHOE STORE, . . : PIONEER SHOE STORE,
2929 Fifth A venae. 1712 Second Avenue.
Lawn Tennis Suitings,
10 cents per yard.
Smooth finished and very sightly
goods in checks and stripes.
3 cents per yard.
More of our double foid Cashmeres
10 cents per yard.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
the many bargains offered:
A nice two-story residence; flns corner lot 80
ISO. One of the best neighborhoods on Fourtn
A good corner property for Investment; SCxlM
feet, onThlid avenue; cheap.
A very nice property. Just ontsids of city limit
and city taxes : cheap, on easy terms.
One of the best 80-acr farms, with first-clus
improvements in Howling townsh'p; cheap.
160 acres ; line land, near Dodge City, Eanaaa, at
5. 60 per acre.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.