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W. nave just placed on our counter, the grandest line of embroideries never
.i .ted on thl. onilnent They were received through tbe New York custom house
iiint i r . -
, ,ra placed s.jeral month. ago when
r,.M me ureal lacnrie. in rt. (
r , .
ftanmmm mrrc w lucre...re ...rrespomiingly low. We lh.ll show edtrinp-s
,,, nourc.ng.. .kirting., and all-over wrk on Swiss, nainaook. cambric and
, i,nen.. Never before have we shown a frachdnal part of the great stock we
I '-. -b. fore you. Hundred, of real noveltle. not shown before this season
"tt ros of Irlsii point new style, of hemstitching, new styles of Van Dyke and
I, ttur entire purchase will average 25 per cent or one-fourth leg. price than
,, , show .ame class of good. Insl season. This I. an advantage all be vera
tY hi I 'k to avail themselves of early. '
N irt tm IllWli swlss and nainsook
1,1 ft, 4 and ftc per yd.
M A "'egsnt narrow novelties at 6.
- - i stiil i"c M-r yd
Our line, at II II and Me are une
1 in value., BLUE and RED work
', while cloth at 8. 4. 5. I, 7, 10 and 13c
i only half price .
Hot m flouncing. 0 and 82."
-wi- tl 'iinrincs 2 inches wide. hem
.1. four cluster, of cording, extra
,rv value. 3Ho, worth 627c.
1 1' hers at AH SO 55 anil 02e, never be
i quailed in our .tire or else'- here
U e -.how flouncing, all price., up to
- per yard, which we claim to be un
i. lislile in values.
M it hed seta 8 or 4 width, of edg
with insertions and all-overs to
b in latest patterns, tucked, corded
iod In in Pitched nines and insertions to
hi OW embr, idery department this week we will show a lot of embroidered fW
and all-over lurking, considerably under value. A complete new stock of mus-
liM and cambr.es in all leading brands to make up with the embroideries at the
Vi r lowest cash prices.
1712 WW 1718. 1720 and 1722 Mkcond Avknuk
CLOSING OUT PRICES.
IMush Cabinet Albums 88 rents,
Leather Cabinet Albnms 78 cents,
Sleds Below Cosl,
Work Baskets Below Ootf,
Stationery at 80 per cent off,
Cabinet Frames 20 per cent off,
Bibles at Cost,
Wall Paper at and Below Cost
Window Shades at Cost.
BIG BARGAINS in Every Department for we MUST
CLOSE out our Stock in Twenty Days.
HAS REMOVED TO
To 1725 Second Avenue,
Next doof t. ('ramptoii'n Bookstoie.
The Public is c .rli.llv Invited to inspect our new Gallery The finest West of
0HHH without any MOepll , We have the only camera in this vicinity !arge
enuugh o make life sie Photographs direct We have the only Gallery in this city
which i. first cla. in all its appointments, in fact it contains more Instruments,
Buck Ground., Photographic Furniture, etc , than all the other Galleries in this
my combined We hsve a reputation of the highest ordtr an I also the ability and
determination to sustain it.
We io east for New Goods, and from now until then
'It will pay you lo GO
The Davenport Shoe Co.,
COR. BUADY AND SECOND,
R. ck and Cir stops at our door.
KOHN & ADLER'S,
POST OFFICE BLOCK,
Irish Cough Syrup,
(10 and ISO a Bottle.)
For Liver and Kidney Troubles
NOTHING EQUAL TO
Thomas' Liver and Kidney Pills,
25c a Box Sample free.
T. H. THOMAS,
Druggist, Rock Island.
' nuu. i Le orocra Tor these
'""uu. idc oracra ror tbes
Swraa labor waa at the very loweat ebb
5000 yd. all kind., cambric, .wis.
and nainsook edges from one to five
inches wide, all go at 10c a yd. This is
the greatest bargain we have shown
Two numbers of swiss hem stitoh
skirliugs, towhi h we must call special
attention. Full 4., inches wide, choicest
new patterns of work at 44 and 50c per
d. Have you ever heard of the like?
We can say nothing more only that you
must see them. We have skirtings all
the way up to f2 per yard that are uns
A Stunner, all-over pmhrnirWv 9?
Inches wide in Kth .wis. ard cambric
at 28c a yard Othi
I 4c which are bargain, not to be matched
etsewnere. Others all prices up to H 50
! per yard, every price of special value.
KINGSBURY & SON.
170F Serend Avenne.
ROCK IHLAND, IIL.
Coughs, Colds, Etc.,
iS0NS 0F INDUSTRY-
The Farm, r' Congressional Insti
THE GATH KIX; AT ARM DRY II ALL.
The Hayoi 'n Addrrxa r Wrlronr
Reaaark. fcy - HaaH-p.prra by
J.Mr. Wi.rr an Hi rasa Darling-A
I'aii. i ti i hr L.aPMTtnlcht.
iu rarn.trs lnstilule for the Elev
enth congressional district convened at
Armory hal at 2 o'clock this afternoon
me morning session being dispensed
with. Thre i a large attendance
which Mr. Thos Campbell, president of
the Rook Mind County Farmers' Insti
line, called to order. Mr. John G Os
borne, of Zuma. was elected chairman in
the absenc- of Hon. E B. David, of,
Aledo, vice president of the organization.
Kev. G. W Gue invoked divine blessing
on the pr.M eedings.
TI E MAYOR'S WELCOME
Mayor McConochie spoke words of
welcome a follows;
Mr. PrttiJa I ami Gentlemen of Ike Farmer ,,
fit lit ot the Klecenlh contfrettUmul Jtttrit't
extend i you pr.-rtim;- aiM bid you a Uod
peed in tlie good work you b.ve lnUKnr
ated in tbe state of Illinois, and in the nam.
and in behal of ths citizens of Rock Island I ex
tend to you all a hearty welcome on tbio plesn
ant oceaaioi , your first formal visit to our cltv.
I BOM yon ill enjoy yourselves and make your
selves at ho ue while you remain In onr midst
It sh ill ever be onr earnest desire to make your
visit st this ir rny future period as pleasant and
enjoyable at possible, and when you return to
yonr nome may you carry with you happy re
membrnnrc of this meeting-, not alone for the
pleasant a?siciations yon may hve formed here,
but also for the useful Information vou may ac
quire by listening to the wotds of wisdom from
the Hi s of t ioe who have had the practicable ex
perlence Of a life time which entitles them to
peak intelligently upon this subject. Many of
them have evoted both time and thought studv
itig out the best methotha of farming in all its
different b? inches Surh Informstinn m
doubt be bneficial to you io all vour business
ran.artioro . in the msr.ner of .tirnn..r,inv
ducting the affairs of yonr farms, and in the dis
position ant transpo t .tion oi tour stock and
crops to the best and most advantageous na' kets
The aims ai d objects of yonr meetings, if I un
derstand th tm rlirht, is t, have the farmers united
snd meet fieiiiently for discussion and to have a
friendly ex. Iianireor views iiDonumics nf iniprn.i
u farmers This is as it should be. because in
this manue very valuable hints and ansgestton
may beobtt ined, which is very essential to begin
ners or you ut farmers You will here learn th
practical e ;perlence of those who have made a
specialty ol th.- different branches of farm Indus
tries. To h successful ass farmer there is much
tobelearnid. It is the greatest mistake In the
world to suppose because a man can hold a plow
or build a stack of bay he will make . fanner
There is to mechanical industry so intricato
and dlvenided requiring a keener lnte;ligence
Map tbe profession- of today. The hone and
sinew of thi land, as well as the .blest men this
country ev. r produced, were born and raised upon
u ,. n i no (htiou iu our uisiory whs mat
ifrand oldnotto. "thai iu union there is strength
so stronglj exemplified as at the present time; it
is no mnK t a tneory. out a fact established by
years of xperience. But experience has hI...
demonstra ed this fart, that by sinele or in ivid-
uai enon nine or not bio v can be arcnuipllshed,
and more '-speci llv in the wav of laeislatinn In
this age or' electricity snd steam tvervthlng is
tending to the formation of powerfi ' combina
tions Mid trusts to protect as they themselves
would ten i it, their own particular interests, en.
ttrely regardless as to what the effect miv he nn-
on i he i-ri at mass of tbe people If such combina
tions ore i itlit aud proer. 1 can see no good res
Mawkf f rtuers should not meet, nni'e and or
trauixe to irotcct their int. rests in any legitimate
manner p .saible. and in this connection I wish to
say loyoi;. gentlemen, you are s might host un-
iii tins co itineut. should you meer. unite ami aci
In nni-oii upon some of the ureal questions that
are agitat ng the minds of the American people
loday. It lookiug over yonr programme 1 see you
have mat. intere-tinir questions under consider
ation, such as 'What shall we do with our boys
and girl-. ' aud several kindred subjects. These
are indec I difficult problems to solve, which we
arc all Wore or lees interested in. and. if I may be
permlttei to advance an opinion, I wonld say for
the girls, i id bless them; what can we do for
them but to give them a good eduratinu learn
them lo ew and do geueral housework, and final
ly marrv hem to good bu .hards, and ir tbejr are
endowed with brilliant talent, tlve them a pro
feaafon it yon will ; should they he possessed of
an iron t.'ill and a strong mind of their own. out
them on the platform to advocate tbe cause
of temp ranee and woman's ri.bts, and 1 have
no doubt they will succeed in any or all of them,
and the i av is not far d istant when the soman will
take her place aide by side with her liege lord ;aye
will cro d him In sll the urofeasinns and walks of
life, eveu to meeting him face to face with her
gleamitu lance, ready for the iray io joint debate
on the rl or- of our national legislature And for
the boy vhst more rsn yen do for bim except to
change natters a little Wheucver you find a
bright a id intelligent lad give turn a profession
by all m tans, if be Is ao inclined. Never spoil a
good l.-vyer or doctor by trying to make a had
urmer bei: he is adapted to one, and not to the
other o id vice versa.
I see y the papers an other important ques
tion the farmers are considering in fact, it un
derlies i very other Issue connected with the farm
industries Iu the west and that is. what can or
shall b. done to improve tbe condition of the
Aincric .u farmer ' (Jr. if I nc the slang pbra-e of
the fara.erstbemselves.which I believe tney have
borrnwi d from holy writ, and is now defined and
quote. i . and is a leading topic of debate in debat
ing socetics in tbe country districts throughout
the wert. that Is. 'What shall we do to be saved'
It wool 1 appear from the language of th- text that
the fan j industries of the weat are in danger of
some d sastrous calamity in the near fnture, sod
it is to avert such a catastrophe, if possible, that
is brim ing fanners together all over the land for
dellDei ition. lo discuss tne situatlou.biid to adopt
such nutaeures advocating auch a line of policy, as
in thei Judgment, will be conducive of the most
good u the greatest numbers. It is not my pur
pose tc attempt to tell you what is best for you to
or not odo I have not the requisite Qualifies
ttons lOf such a task. Political economy is one of
those t uestions that 1 have always considered too
broad nil comprehensive Tor my ressoning fac
ulties to comprehend ; neither am I one of those
politic tl quark doctors wbo is always on hand to
prescr be their nnnseous doses for every ailment
that m ly appear on the body politic, attributing
every repression to some legislative enactment. or
on the otner nami tieciiuse some sucti action was
not tal:en to prevent every nnforseen contingency
tbat might arise. Tbe country is fall of iost sacn
quack . who have fastened themselves upon the
penpli like a lot of leaches, prescribing their
week), doses to be reudlly swallowed up by a
misguided, but. nevertheless, appreciative loilow
tng. some of them will tell you there is too much
prote tion. others that there is not enough.others
will q tote the language of the manufacturers, aud
tell you tbe whole difficulty lies in oyer produc
tion, ind there are those who will maintain that
there can he no such thing as over production,
snd s i on down through the whole calendar reams
and r tama of paper has been wmten and printed
npon this subject, the wildcat theories sdvocated
by th -onsls whose theories are as visionary and
impracticable as the men wbo rdvocate them
Ther I is another element yon bsve to contend
with :hat is the newspaper farmer, good writ rs
wbo fill responsible positions on the editorial
staff) of some of onr great dailies or farm journals.
1 hei writings ate tbe work of a master, theirdic
tion .nd composition are perfection itself. They
will produce well-written articles on the an
of ' 1 esse and butter making, sgricnlture, horn
colli re, stock breeding: tbey will fill column sf
terc lnmn on the beantlesuf the silk worm or bee
culti re ; bnt root sugar production Is one of their
faro itee hobbies ; they take especial pride in de
scrltingthe best methods of grafting a uooseber
berr buahor Siberian crab tree ; tbey will tell yon
wha grain Is best adaplea to certain kinds of soil.
Nov this msy be very well in Its way, bnt any of
yon bo have followed their advice know whether
It is scticsble or not. Nine-tenths of these men
nevirltvrd on s f.irm. and some of them never
us one, ronaeqnently they do not know whether
thet t in ones are practicable or not. every com
mut ity bas plentv of intelligent farmera wbo have
devoted a life time practicing snd studying all
the best methods of farming in all its different
branches their opinions are worth more to you
thai . .11 the treatises ever written on farming hy the
gracuates of all tbe .astern agricultural colleges
I ill not attempt to detain you longer telling
vou what I do or do not know about fanning 1
did not have tbe good fortune or be
ing born On a ISIUl. mcniui. utt tat
per enee in this connection would aeces;
... s v h limited, hut as a boy 1 worked on i
far n for six dollsrs s month until I quit and went
ir.t the service of Cncle 9am for thirteen dollsrs
am board and clothes thrown HL provided I did
no' eat and wear too murk: tbe supply waa not
nn imiiMl This was mute an increase in pay 1
cat assure vou, but for some good reason unknown
to ne tbe young men of tbst dsv did not consider
It i ne Of the most Uesirsuie 01 juue; mvreiurv i
ha l no difficulty whatever in securing a situation
Bi t your bustuess here todsy is not to listen to
iu- uersonsl experience i see unurc uir nt
.a r..rt irantleuieu. veuerable sages, who will no
dc ibt give you the benefit of their pereoual ei
pt rience j tbey ha, seen tbe ups sad downs of
th i plooeer'. life, tbey can tell an Interesting
.t tv the history of their early trials and atrug-
u . their exDcrience carries them through the
m st important epoch in tbe Amertean history.
It Is to these men. .nd such ss them, that this
M untry is indebted loo lor su us gn-aiueas , iurj
ats the founders of our civilisation, who bared
tl eir breasts to the storm oi uiracuiues uiai uu
,. i-rni in settling uu any new country
with their face to the setting sun all their trials
a id nnforseen dangers were bafoie them They
t, rned their backs upon all that was dear to the
r w... th home of their cuildhood.
ith sll the pleant associations clinging around
i casting a iong loving isrewen iie e m
oil." shady spot on the green hillside where
J nmbeted all that remains of their honored sh;
i lunging Into tbe wildarnaas determined to carve
f ,rth.BMW.bom.,and n empire from the
atural wilds or die in the attempt. Sparta la the
ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1890
t.enith of ber power never produced sons cast in
s more heroic mold then those brave frontiersmen
who laid the foundation for this the greatest snd
grandest civilization tbe run ever shone npon.
They had to contest tbeir rights with the red men
for the possession of the virgin soil of the beaati
fnl valleys and many a noble life wss yielded op
s s sscrifice that posterity might enjoy the bene
ficent blessings of a lasting peace. In tbose days
they had neltner money or market.; the privi
leca and comforts of todsy was to them a thing
unknown. Bnt there existed a bond of brother
hood which welded them together like a band of
steel. They all met upon the same level and like
a band of brothers, stood together for the common
welfare. Time has changed since then; towns
follo ed the footprint of the pioneer, cities sprang
up everywhere aa if by magic, markets were
eaubl shed, transportation feci ities were im
proved, commercial and industrial enterprises
were located In onr midst ; money became plenty,
there waa good pilces for sll the farmer had
sell. Bpeculstion wss abroad in the land or in the
1'lj rase. -logy of today everything was booming; we
were sailing on the high tide of prosperity, every
body's head was turned with the prospect of mak
ing money, only ihe wisest could forsec the com
ing storm snd by the ripple of tbe wster discern
the presence of the hidden rocks we were rapidly
approa -hing and trimmed their ssils accordingly.
When the crash came thousands went down in tbe
swfnl wreck. Prices wavered and fluctuated for
a while and finally went to the bottom with a crash,
carrying with It tbe savings of a lifetime of many
a p. or f .rrner. Hince then the farmer has hsd to
work sgainst adverse circumstances ; the progre s
is natural i , slow, bnt in spit, of all the thrifty,
industrious husbandman bas succeeded.
I thank you for your courtesy and attention this
afternoon gentlemen, hoping your meetings will be
prolific of good results. Ism satisfied sfter yot
nave listened to tbe wen prepared papers on the
different subjects by practical men. you will go
to your homes with the feehags tbst it was good
to be" here, and whenever you tome to the city of
Ko-k Island again, remember ...,r latch string
always hangs npon the outer wall fo cur friends.
Mr. Fred Has., president of tt-s Citi
zens' Improvement association, also tcojle
brief remarks complimentary to tbe
farmer, his industry, his standing in tbe
world of industry and commerce, and of
the importance of his pursuit to human
existence and welfare.
Tbe first paper of the institute was
ttren read by Mr. J. W. Warr, of Moiine.
Its title was,
"HOW Sn ALL WE TEACH OUR FARMER
BOT8 AND GIRLS?"
It was an excellent production, and
elicited the thoughtful attention of all
prescDt. Mr. Warr's effort was to show
that the farm of the future will be tbe
great field of operation for science and
invention. The farmer boys and girls
must b. equipped with a Fcienlific and
practical education, and they should be
taught that which they will practice
when they become men and women. Mr.
Warr first dwelt on the subject of the
boys, and how best to educate them, and
then be dwelt at some length on the edu
cation of girls. Education he regarded
as the first and chief aim of youth, and
that educatiou should be strictly in tbe
line to which the advantages would be of
the greatest use in after years, when
practical knowledge will not only be de
sirable, but essential to success.
HOW CAN FARMING HE I'ONKUCTEP WITH
whs the subject of an able paper by Mr.
H. Darling of this city, who held that
laree fortunes are not to be expected
from tbe farm; but the average farmer
wbo is interested in his calling.and carries
into it business principles, will succeed as
well as the average in any business
Farmers ate more or less discouraged, as
so lit lie is being realized from tbe prod
ucts of the soil, while the business of tbe
ct mrit t y is in a nourishing condition. We
are apt to see tbe dark side of our own
and the bright side of others' business.
The market is now overstocked with Ag
ricultural products, and tbe result is low
prices. Tbe market has not been de
pressed many years in succession in the
past and probibly will not be in the fu
ture. In families where one young man has
left the farm to engage in other pursuits,
aa a rule the condition ft tne one who re
mains on the farm compares favorably
with tbat ot tiis brother in trade. It the
farm dura not offer great gains, it
offers comparative safety . The per cent
of failures on the farm is small when
compared with that of any other business.
The farmer should give his personal at
tention to his business and perform some
of tbe labor himself. The road to success
is noi a royal one in any calling; farming
is no exception to the rule If farming
pays it must be conducted on business
principle.. The farmer bas a use for all
bis menul powers as well as physical.
Tbe fertility of the soil is to be kept up:
it costs no more to raise a good crop than
it does to raise a poor one. Whatever
crop is planted the land must be well pre
pared . Time in planting and sowing is
of great importance, sometimes a few
days decides tbe fate of a crop. The
farmer wbo is constitutionally behind
cannot he very successful. A little time
inselecting and caring for bis seed adds
many dollars to tbe value of the crop
Thorough cultivation is to be practiced;
if it cannot be done any other way re
duce amonnt under cultivation. We are
no longer we-t old methods must give
place to new. "The cattle kings" of the
plains and tbe settlers in tbe new and
growing west are becoming oar competi
tors if not our rivals. All we can do is
to produce such articles as will be least
affected by this competition The raising
of pork and dairying are among the in
terests mentioned. Particular en phasis
is given to the importance of having good
cows, good feed and good care. The pig
is to be one that fatten, at an early age,
and is to grow from the first till tbe time
be is turned for pork. Whatever is
raised aim to produce tte best at tbe
least expense. To reduce expense give
liberal feed and good care.
Tonight Mrs Julia M Dunn reads her
paper on fsocial isolation ot r armert.
Wives," and a special invitation is ex
tended to the ladies to be present.
The C'orlin case against the city went
to the jury, composed of Messrs. An
thony Wenks. J. H. Lidders, Gilbert
Fleet. Eli Corbio, W. A. Dierolf, L.
Arnold, Reinbold Letsch, John Ross
Wm. W. Allison, Jr., John Larson. O
A. Anderson and Samuel Bowles, Jr
last evening, and this morning a verdict
of $125 for tbe plaintiff was returned
This afternoon tbe $15,000 damage
suit of Atwell vs Hanson, for false im
prisonment, was commenced.
A good honest boy. U to 17 years of age,
German preferred. Apply at once.
Golden Eagle clothing store.
TJ. 8. Si.kal Crrrica, 1
Washington. D. C, Feb, 4.
For the next '-'4 hours for Illinois
Fair and cooler.
Important information to lb. Ladiei
On and after March 15th next tbe fa
mous Clark's "O. N. T." spool cotton en
white spools, which has become ao very
popular with tbe ladies and dressmakers
and milliners of Illinois on account oi me
fast black and particularly its smooth
runmnET on sewing machine, will be sold
by McCabe Bros. Ladies give us a call
and try this famous thread: you will use
no other if you do.
Cantain Wahlberg. of the steamship H
A. Hartman, reports tbat on the outward
naasao-e to Jamaica on Sept. 25, in lati
tude 86, longitude 74 16. the vessel ran
over a whale, cutting it in two. The
vessel was almost litUd out of the water
by the huge animal.
CHECKED THE CHECK.
And a Clever Rogue Winds Up in
A Very Neatly I'lBiiued Little Umm
That t allerl or Its Purpose--- haa.
Thatcher, H is Operation, and Hla
Proper ame---Oiher Evil Dalac.
Marshal Miller arreated a young man
giving his name aa ('has Thatcher at the
Rock Island last evening on the ground
of forgery . Thatcher came to Rock Isl
and a week ago today and put up at the
Rock Island house. He told Chief Clerk
Bloom snd several others tbat he was a
brother to Geo. Thatcher, formerly of
Primrose & West's minstrels; he claimed
that be was advance agent for Primrose
& West's minstrels and said he was in the
city on a vacation of two weeks and ex
pected to receive several valuable pack
ages while here. He made numerous
acquaintances rapidly and last Thursday
evening attended the Woodman ball at
tbe armory and was quite lavish in tbe
use of money and seemed to have quite a
"roll." He also has. or at least had, a
partner in the city whose name or where.
aboats he refuses to divulge, but he is
probably fca possession of whatever funds
Tbe circumstaitteg 0f the arrest are
these: Yesterday af tewjoon Mr. Thatcher
received iu tbe presence of Chief Clerk
Bloom, a special delivery package.
It was contained in a large wi,-te en
velope, and as he opened it he produrj
a quantity of paper having the appear
ance of a contract and also a draft
on the Saxton National bank of St.
Joseph, Mo , for $333 33. and this he re
quested Mr. Bloom to deposit in tbe safe
for him Mr. Bloom quickly detected
the post mark "Rock Island" on tbe let
ter when it was handed to Thatcher, and
his suspicions were at once aroused, but
he said nothing then. A few minutes la
ter Thatcher said. "I would like f 60 on
that check tonight to send to my wife:
get it cashed and you may keep the re
mainder in the ssfe for me, as I shall
want it " Then Mr. Bloom laid the facts
before Landlord W. O. Negus, and told
him of hi. suspicions and also that tbe ink
was not dry on the check when received
and the latter went at once to Mitchell &
Lynde's bank .and Mr Phil Mitchell tele
graphed to tbe Saxton National bank at
St. Joseph, inquiring as lo the genuine
ness of the draft, which was filled out in
black ink, signed by H B. Leavitt. Be
ing certified by J. B McAllister in light
red, with the word "cashier" stamped
over it in dark red ink, both diagonally
across the check, the black is plainly seen
to have been written over t le certifica
tion, thus exposing the fact that the draft
bad been previously prepared and certi
fied, leaving the amount blank, so that it
could be filled to represent any sum and
at any convenient date or place. It was
but a short time until tbe following reply
came to Mr Mitchell's dispatch: "We
ditl not certify heck on Leavitt for $338 -33,
or any other amount. Have bad sev
eral similar checks presented all for
The matter was at once placed in Mar
shal Miller's bands and the arrest was a
consequence Tbe prisoner was taken at
once to tbe armory and a search of papers
on bis person disclosed evidence of bis
beintr a professional as well aa an ex
ceedingly clever rascal. Hi. name is not
Thatcher at all. but Edward A Ise, as
shown by letters addressed to him from
various placea and also by a baptismal
certificate both in the English and Ger
man language showing bis birth at New
ark, N J . in 1862, and his baptism there
by an Episcopal clergyman the same
year He is a son of Judge Herman Ise,
concerning whose death the prisoner has
a well preserved newspaper clipping
which speaks of the judge's death Aug.
8, 1884, in which appears the following,
which doubtless has reference to the way
"He had much to worry him in tba
last few years of his life, and it is be
lieved lhatLastened his death. He seemed
to give up all desire to liye, and became
There are numerous recommendation.
from former employes in Rochester, N.
Y., and other places, and a letter from
the director of the mint at Washington
evidently in reply to a letter from Ise,
alias Thatcher, which says: "If the gold
referred to is genuine, you can get coin
age value, less the mint charges.". Purs
suit of this correspondence bas opened up
other crooked dealings. Other letters
show that Ise had one time served as
bead waiter in the treasury department at
Washington, and that he had served suc
cessful! v as caterer in many restaurants
throughout the country. He appears to
have belonged to tbe Knights of Pythias
order, and to a Y. M. C. A. society at
one time. Some letters in his posses
sion show confidence in him, and others
show a great lack of confidence, and
all win, no doum. be of great
assistance to the state's attorney in proa-
ecuting the case. There is also a memo
randum made on a letter sheet of the
Pacific hotel at St. Joseph. Mo., of the
name of the cashier, J. W. McAllister,
forged in the bogus check and which was
evidently copied out of a directory and
preserved for the use it was put to in
yesterday's criminal transaction.
Chief Clerk Bloom learned today that
the special delivery letter containing the
forged check waa found in tbe box with
the other mailed letters in the postoffice
where Ise no doubt deposited it after ad
dressing it. to himself, and then went to
the hotel to await its arrival. Tbe con
tract contained in the same envelope is a
meaningless document written with a lead
pencil and unsigned. It waa simply made
to play its part in the game.
Thatcher dresses well, wears fashiona
ble. neat fitting clothes, a white soft hat
and spectacles. He has several suits and
other wearing apparel, which is appar
ently new, in hia trunk. He is a fine
working scoundrel, no doubt, but has
met the invariable end of all fellows of
THE PORT BYRON SCANDAL.
It is estimated tbat there was in the
neighborhood of two hundred peopl
from the surrounding country attracted
to Port Byron this morning to listen to
1 what might transpire in the sensational
case implicating two young men of that
town and two dusky female companions.
The only one of the quartette arrested
for breaking into the school house was
Tbos. Allen, whom Janitor Putnam
swore to positively recognizing but
the other! he was in doubt about. Allen
secured Ma . J. M. Beardsley to defend
him, and the major was on hand this
morning. Mr. Wm. Jackson bad been
retained by tbe prosecution, the school
board. The case came up before Justice
D. S. Hobart. A venire for twenty-tour
men from whom to select the jury had
been issued, but of the lot none were ac
cepted, and in consequence of the illness
of Janitor Putnam, a postponement was
decide 1 upon until next Monday morn
ing. Tbe discussion as to the guilt or inno
cence af the respective parties, will
therefore be continued until that time at
lea9t, and as public sentiment is said to
be about equally divided, the controversy
is likely to go on unchecked .
LAMBERT AND RISBEN LOCKED DP.
Geo. Lambert and Wm. Risben were
arrested by Deputy Marshal Long and
Officers Hetter and Carlson last night for
assaulting an! attempting to intimidate
three youne men, who were accompany
ing some lady friends to their homes.
Lambert represented himself as a police-,
man and conducted bimrelf in a manner
calculated to frighten the young men. and
then take advantage of their alarm.
In all cases of neuralgia there are cer
tain localities where pain is more intense
-these are called the "painful point"."
the "painful points" thoroughly.
wbpn -.fflicted with this disease, with
SalvatiOL rMl ,ho gre!lt pain anniniiator
Price 25 cen.- ft bottle.
'I cannot praise. Hnr,d.s Sarsaparilla
half enough, says a ther, whose son,
almost blind with scrofu,. wag rured b
C. A. Stkil,
ONE NIGHT 0X1.7.
FRIDAY EYE., FEB. 7th.
The Idol of the Fan Lovin? Public
Cnder the management of Mr. Harry Phillips, in
the best farce Comedy ever seen, entitled
A PAPER DOLL
Snpported by her own admirable company
Sparkling Music, Brilliant Marches,
Beautiful Dances, Exquisite Costumes.
Pretty Girls, Topical -ons
Jnst received, all
to be sold at
10 Cents per Copy,
by mail 11 cents.
Identical with that for which
you are asked to pay from
four to ten times our price by
and Banjo strings
at low prices.
Call and see for yourselves.
C. C. Taylor
1625 Second avenue.
Under Rock Island House.
Secured by First Mortgage,
F0R BALI AT (
6$ AND 7 PER CENT.
ISTIBKST COLLKCT.D WlTBOCT CBABOI.
No trouble or expense spared to secure choice.t
Onr Fourteen year experience and long es
tablished local agencies Rive us
Call or write fer circulars or reference..
timdtrjru Davenport Id.
IN .CBS OF
-$200.00 and Upwards
For aale, secured on land worth from
three to five times the amount
of the loan.
Interest 7 per cent semi aunu&lly, collected and
remitted tree OI i Large
E. W. HUR8T,
Attorney at Law
Rooms 8 and 4 Masonic Temple,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL
on Improved Farms in the
Best Counties of Iowa,
I OK MALIC.
The Farms were Inspected by
O. A. FICKE.
818 Main St. DAVENPORT. IA.
Spring Weattier, isn't it? It is beginning to look like Spring at
New Spring Goods are coming in lively, and this week a speoial
.early offering will be made as noted below. An im
mense assortment of latest effects in
SATINES AT 10 AND 12c A YARD
You onerlit to see how handsome these Satines are. Designs
taken from the French. No season has shown as beautiful Qtng-
hams aa this. Splendid variety inst olaced on sale.
GINGHAMS 10 AND 12c A YARD
You can scarcely tell many of them from the Scotch. Thtt
are worth seeing seeing you will
At the same time wc will show new importations in Woolen Dress Goods for
spring wear in henricttas, serges and mohairs. Snecial attentions called to new ad
ditions in black goods department. Prices
uon t overlook us on white goods and embroideries.
Rock Island. Illinois.
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Geo. WT. D. Harris,
Real Estate and Insurance,
229 Seventeenth St , under Commercial Hotel, ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
The following; are am one the many bargains offered:
A line lirco honse witli ail modern imnrove-
mente. pood ham. trees, etc.. 3 acre, of land, fine
location, jnst outside the city limits tear the
street cars; cbeap, easy terms.
A nice hrick residence, with all molern im
provement., laree tTOIl.tU, on Elm street, forsale
tucap on easy term1-.
Two story dwelling, six rooms, irood well. ci-
tern and cellar. Isree barn, 4 acre of land, within
a few steps of Milan street cars, at a bargain.
A cood house and improvements with about 4
acres of land stattaH. for jrarrtenint; about three
miles from tiock Island, for tale cheap.
f 1.000 will buy so acres of land.
ed. in Cordova township.
i,S00 will buy a goo! sn acre farm
provements. on reasonable terms .
A nice residence, laree lot. In one of the liest
neighborhood, on Twenty-third street, cheap.
Onlysfcwof those line lots left in Mixter'a
addition on Twenty-second and Twenty-third
S175 dollar' will buv a lot 61ilir. corner of
Fifth avenue and Ei"(tn street.
S250 w ill buy a eood lot "OxfS. well located.cn
A eood eiehtv acre farm, well located in this
county w.fl take house and 'ot In thtt city for
Men's Felt Shoes 91 00
' Felt Boot Overs 1 00
" Arctlca 1 00
" Rubbers 40
" Clois 50
Women's Arctics 75
High Button Uaiters 65
" Alaskas 40
Boy's Arctics , 50
Misses' High Button Oaitera 60
1 1 Arctics 70
Children's Arctics 50
In addition to these low prices I will give away an Eocyclopepia, valued at $6,
to each customer buying 925 worth of Boots and Shoes.
Call in and let us show you the Book and explain how you can get it lre.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, 1818 Second irnw.
ELM STREET SHOE STORE
SB. Fifth Avenue.
Two dwelling houses, lot SOxiat. on Molln. av.
A flr.t-cl.ss 90 acre farm, with good lmprov.
menu in Bowling townabtp, cheap.
A No. 1 one hundred .nd sixty .ere f.nn, wlui
first class improvements, cheap.
A nice bluff property,
tree., fruit, etc., cheap
Urge grounds, sbad.
Two or three acre, on the
building or gardening.
bluff. Ana land for
Some of the beat lots in Dodge's addition on
SO or 40 acres, with good improvement., on tb.
A good lot ( ii tbe bluff in H j iman a nb-dlTla-lon,
f400 will buv a fine , acre lot just ont.id. city
limits, on bluff.
A good bouse, barn and fin. corn.r lot In tb.
upper part of tbe city convenient to tbe aaw mill,
depot and i.land. cheap.
A nice twe story dwelling, well located on
Twentieth street, cbe.p,
$1 000 will buv six .era. with som. lmprov.
mints, on tbe bluff.
14)00 will boy a house with four rooms, convea
ie.l to tbe lower factories.