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THE CLOSING REFORM.
AomlHr f ireOpB, Bat Other
Hi and by the Orie iRairr---meat a
Conmnalrattun Mcrr-kuan' Tirw
Rock Island, Jan. 28. Piease allow
nie space in your paper to answer the
curd published in jtsterdt.y mortricg'a
Union by a business concern, whose mem.
ber s say they are advocates of the eat 1?
as well as tiunday closing. I say they are
. TV S . t V .
not. uia ino puunc ever see their store
closed on a legal bohdty or S uadav morn
ing before the London opened its doors
here? Ho. un the senior member deny
that I consu'ted with him on Decoration
day and the Fourth of J jly lan, and atiked
bim to close at noon. What was his ans
werT "We shall keep open as lone; as
we can do business. So tley have 11
ana is o dock nights and Sunday morn
ing was not too long for theta before the
London came here. Man; a time have
different clothing men said to me. "we
wonld gladly close on Suoda? if this firm
would." Why are they agitating the
closing movement now? Bscause thev
want to train the sympathy of the clerks
and the different labor organ zati on s. If
they can do so by their stati ment. I do
not blame them, but it is too late in the
day. I opened my store Monday night
auer waning a wnole week for an
other shoe firm to join us in i
movement that would be a b neflt to both
business men and clerks if it ivere gener
hliy adopted in the three ci'.iei. 1 visited
the shoe merchant Monday afternoon and
asses mm it ne still intended to keep his
store open; he said, "yes." Then I said
I would open also. The afore mentioned
clothing firm also claim they were the
oniy ones that kept closed. Will one
member of the firm deny that he was in
his store Monday night for the Durnoe
of meeting a customer at 8 o'clock? Is
this the way to keep vour ttor.3 closed?
I will say this; I am willing to co-oper-
a e with the clerks in env move that wi 1
be effective. I would adviee a joint
meeting Between the merchant and clerks
of this city and cLse according to the
wishes of the majority, aud I'll agree to
stay with them as Ions as anvbodv. In
regard to Sunday closing, I pty no at
tention to anybody. Mv store never was,
nor never will be ojvn for business on
ounday morning. Respectfully,
A number of stores which have hereto
fore adhere I to the 6:30 closing agree
ment were open last evening aad others
will very likely follow 6uit tonight. Two
of tie leading clothing firms regain loyal
to the early closmg arrangement. They
are th London and Simon & Moscn
felder. Mr. E. I. Leveen, of the former
clothing house, said this morning when
visited by an Argus emissary. "Th
London is closed evenings after 6:30 and
will be until the movement is proven an
Absolute failure. We are in favor of
early c'osing, and hope it will yet be suc
"To what do you attri . ute the back
"Well, the movement was petting along
nicely, all the clothing houses closintr,
until the very one which Lad falBely
claimed to be the father of th
early closing scheme commenced
snenking customers in through the
side doer as late us 8:30.- This
firm has failed to keep !t6 pledge, but I am
tot surprised. When the comm.ttee on
early closing first came to see mts I did
not give my const n'., ttati-g that a firm
that would keep open until lip. m. and
also on Sundays, and further than this to
tally disregard their own holiJayn, as one
in this city bad dene, would
not stick to any egreement it might make
I finally, however, signed the early clos
ing agreement and I propose to give it a
good test. It shall not fail for v. ant of
encouragement on the part of the Lon
don, and we have no side door, either.
"As to the article this firm has given
the papers pertaining to the early closing,
1 consider it below my notice and don't
care to further express myself o:i any
thing that they may say."
Alphons Mosenfeldcr, of Binon &
"We shall respect the early closing
agreement for the remainder of the week,
in order to give it all the encouragement
possible, though we shall lose mon ey by
so doing. We are in favor of early clos
ing, but think that 7:30 would work bet
ter than 630 as the hour of closing.
However, we will give the present move
ment all the show possible."
A WORD FOR THE CLERK 9.
The Rock Island clothing firm 9 that
have been misrepresenting themselves to
the public as the leaders of the early
closing movement are tbe only one that
have broken their good faith, and in
justice to those who have lived up to the
agreement we hereby contradict this
firm's statement, as published in daily
U. S. Signal Omc.
Washington, I). C.Jan. 2! ,
Fair and colder.
Our Simple LJtngnage.
A Frenchman who was studying En
glish, and who had not passed the pre
liminary stages, conceived the idea of
writing a letter to his absent wile in
that language. Having mastered the
'late line he struck his first 6nag in a
confusion of adjectives when he ad
areKBed his better half as "My expensive
wife. Cinghamton Leader.
Willing to Connate It.
"Well give you just twenty-four hoars
to leave town," said the chairman of
the vigilance committee.
"Do yon believe time is money?" asked
the undefiired visitor.
"Yes, certainly." -
"Then how much cash will you give
e to leave at once?" Mnnaey's Weelly.
Bradstreet'a Commercial Agency does
profess to see into tbe future, but it's
a great place to get fortunes told.
8weet potatoes at May's.
Candles for Candlemas at Taylor's.
Bjjs jeans panta 4c. 13j, 15c 552c, a
oitnoa & Mosenfeldei's.
Mr. Berj. Whitiitt, of Preempt1!),
was in the city today.
Men's strong jeans pants , good mater
lal, 5Cb at Simon Jb Mosenfelder's.
Th muslin sale at McCabe Bros, is at
trading wide spread attention.
Lot 1628, St. Louis doeskin jeans pants.
only f l.a at Simon & Mosenfelder's.
Bull breeches, the best and Btroneent
jeans made, $1 23 at S m a & Mosen
Houses for sale and rent; also for sale
some choice lots. J E R-idy. 1800 S.c
ond avenue, up stair..
Attend the "Kaffee Klatache and see
the shadow pictures at the First M. E
church this evening.
Lot 1, Jack Rabbit jeans pants, every
pair warranted not to rip, 75c at Simon
& Masenf elder's.
Jo Rnstf, the harpist, is prepared to
play for dances, private parties, etc.
Charges very reasonable.
Mr. Grvy Farrow and Miss Jennie
Beveridge, ot Cable, were joined in mat
rimony by Judge Adams yesterday.
Sheriff Gordon left for Joliet this mon.-
ing wi;h the prisoners Carter and WiU
Mams sentenced to one year each.
Lot 500, Jack Rabbit brand jean9 pants
these pants are wool filling, every pair
warranted. Price 1, at Simon & Mosen
Interest not abating at McCabe Bros
irusHn sale. Tomorrow, until noon, 10
yards Lonsdale muslin and a spool Coats'
cotton thread gj for 75 cents.
Wheeler & Wilson, Domestic, New
Home, White, Standard, the five lead
ing sewing machines, the best of all, can
be fcund at Bennett's glove store.
Chas. Crook, for many years a well
known express messenger for the United
States company, died at Mercy hospital.
Davenport, this morning. He leaves a
wife and one child .
Side extraordinary from 9 o'c'ock
until 12 no in tomorrow, McCabe Bros.'
will sell any customer 10 yds. of Lons
dale muslin and a spool of Coats' best
thread for 75c.
George Bennett and wife enter.ained
a few couple of their friends at their
home on Second avenue lust evening in
honor of tbe thirteenth anniversary of
A man who has been somewhat of i
rove: saj s the best place in the three cit
les to get a good meal is at the Crown
restaurant, No. 1708 Second avenue, A
B. Jchnson, Prop.
Tiiey keep it up; tomorrow will be
iitlier than before. A spool of Coats'
cotton given with 10 yards of Lonsdale
muslin, for 75 cents at McCabe Bros..
greatest of muslin sales.
Miss Eva Klotz will entertain Trinity
choir at tbe home of her father, Gustav
KXr.z 720 Thirteenth street this evening
in honor of MiBS Lilhe Hudson, who bi s
retired ir'm the choir.
Revival services continue at tbe
Christian church with unabated interest.
every service resulting in conversions
This evening Mr. Boyer will speak up
on the theme. "Adam a type of Christ.'
J. B. Z'mmer, the well known and res
liable tailor, has purchased his stock of
suitings for spring and summer wear and
they will be here in a few days. His line
will be larger than ever and will include
all the most desirable style b. Wait and
To make their muslin sale a long re
memberei occurence and to terminate a
most successful event, McCabe Bros.' will
tomorrow, Friday forenoen. from 9 till
12 o'clock noon, sell any customer 10 yds.
of the popular Lonsdale muslin and a
spool of Coats' cotton for 75:.
Charles Ramskill, of this city, has gone
to Springfield to accept the appointment
secured for bim by Senator Crawford of
assistant clerk of the cnxmitlee on roads
and bridges in the senate. There are
four committees grouped together, and.
are entitled to a clerk and assistant clerk.
Rock Island members of the order of
Knights of the Mvstic Shrine are prepare
ing to attend a great commemoration in
Davenport on Friday evening, Feb. 6, a
festival in honor of "Said Achmetet Roo
face, Norn Rooteble Hakeekeh," the
teacher of the truth. There will be tbe
welcoming to the innermost recesses of
the sacred Kaaba all the worthy nureedi
who hive undergone the scrutiny pre
scribed by tbe immutable law of the
orde.rfollowed by the treditional banquet,
and to express it mildly a romping goad
Is Coninmpton Inearabls.
Read the following: Mr. C. H. Mor
a Kevark Ark.. SftVS: "Was dOWH
with Abscess of Lungs, and friends and
physicians pronounced me an Incurable
nnnenmntive. Began takine Dr. King's
New Discovery for Consumption, im
... .. ... j i i n
ow on my intra ooiue, ana ame mi uvcr
e the work on my farm. It is the finest
ledicine ever made."
Jesse Middleware Decatur. Ohio, says
Had it not been for Dr. King's New
liscovery for Consumption I would have
ied of lung troubles. Was given up by
doctors. Am now in best or neaitn.
it. Sample bottles free at uartz s
Bahnsen's drug store.
u7hon nH nraiatentlv. Salvation Oil .
never fails to cure rheumatism and neur
algia. Price 25 cents.
TUKY STAND BY PALMER.
F-rBIUiBr at tilarflrI4
he Dr aaaeratie hlrftala hi Him
Springfield. Jan. 29 Special
Four ballots were taken today and re
sulted the same as yesterday with do evi.
denre of tbe deadlock being broken.
CRAWK. RD introduces a bill.
Springfield, Jan. 29 (Special)
Senator Crawford introduced an election
bill tody, providing for the Australian
Mis Mtt:e Vickers. who hts been so
successful io her new comedy romance,
"Elelwes" will appear at Harper's
tiieatre Saturday evening. Miss Vickers
is a delightful actress and a delicious en
tertainer, and wh-n, during her yearly
rest from her usual season's work, she Is
seen at ber comfortable and cozy little
hoxe in Chicago, one can hardly imagine
in this quiet, friendly and pleasant little
woman, tbe vivacious German dialtct
comedienne we have so often seen on the
stage. The Chicago Herald recognizes
ber merit in the following manner:
The little lady is one of tbe most
charming and vivacious of all the sou
brettes on the stage, dances and sings to
the delight of everybody, stands at the
head of ber class in dialect, and is smooth
and natural in her acttng. There is ao
straining after effect with her, the fun
and music flows out as gently and irre
sistibly as the water from a mountain
spring. There is no such thing as re
straining her. as she enjoys it, and in the
pleasure or her own situation forgets,
almost, that there is an audience on tbe
other side of tbe footlights that thinks she
is only acting to please ttem. In her en
gagement at the Grand, Miss Vickers is
seen in btr very best work. She is sup
ported by her own company this year,
and it is a very good one.
.du::o THE HOUSE.
1 a .;! .;-.r:.lr. r.r All Kind FlattNl, Cnth
.r. .; i' ;Te.l. CrumpieU nl 'ruhrl.
:l' el; i s of nil descriptions, fl:;t.l,
kuIktcJ. paired or plain, with or without
I iff., nnd enorfally with a profusion of
r; )in lovvs, nrp still ertenhively uwsL
Ti.r crrslitd nnd crumpled paper, however,
'. : - to he tiiurh in
pro hfiac'ic-uila effect. The plain ones.
i:.unti, pui.c:i at me top into a
htie ki::d of r:;.T en.i tied with soft siik
ii .j.).n, citiior u:, ;i nn'Sior a con
rnst, j-'-e very easily n,R.: !iome. nnd
list ructions or for- Mt i n-.-..
llieir wiiiuufttrf iim v.tl n. lilt. i.
... - .rn
wl.ni-ver ilie iu;;r is u.itit. Cre mut
i ...... . i . . .
c isr.i u, uowever.u oca i hock the ruff
.t iuem;i,M inai it i H-s not cjitch too
much Lout, u-om the t Liiiiney, or the result
will lc a conflagration.
TiiC narxT k'i.iiIwi in ttu ru,i. :. .t.t
. . - - ... u . uij.
, -- t;iauu-ou
shauf which is very rtTL-ctivc. Tbete sim
ple i:iukcs have been improved upon quite
lately, aad the most dainty paper shade
are now to !
----- -iti-u w at uui i.
souie, far instance, beijp; oueiaawtof j-cl-
wn mufeir i)p,ie rui sloping aowDwanl,
with their slender jukI delicate renters no
V' thut they only give the palest preen
111V til rt In tho vlinlo TK,.l. . i..
in red and in blue to rpi.reMmt bluebells,
the latter oeinK much less effective aa l
rather trying to the K?t complexions.
A ... I 1.
Auwturr uiaie is 01 pra;iu!iieu coioreu pa-
ter fi:t into t thnm i.T luucs
j v. ... . i'l' . UV-
ini; autumn foliage in it variegated hues;
flirtliPrm shuilaiif ..... 1..-. .1..
- - ........ v x . ... ii ..it v. ,tr- H II t , IUQ
rosebuds and croon standing up to form
me rutue rviiuu tue uis. ror iiiese tba
wire frames are ho mudu that there is no
(Linger froui the heat of the lamp. Candle
shades are all made to match, aa-l bows of
ribbon are the order of the dny.
To Clean and Remove Klalno front Silver.
For the onlinary tiuritoxes of iltuincr
silver one of the best material is a thiu
paste of two parts of ulcohol to one of
ammonia, with enough whiting to make a
liquidlike cream. This should lie rubbed
or painted over the silver and allowed to
stand till dry. If the paste is then brushed
off with a very fiue brush the silver will
appear bright and clear.
In cleaning silver there are but two
things to be removed, dirt and the Hulnhide
of silver, which appears us a coating ou
articles exposed to the air, aud iseKiiecially
noticeable on spoons that come in contact
with yolk of egg. In the foregoing prt?
aration the alcohol aud ammonia dissolve
all dirt and sulphide nnd the whiting re
moves them. The whiting must Ik-soft
aud free from grit.
It is difficult to remove iuk stains from
the silver inkstands, penholders, paper
weights end other articles of the writing
table, for which this metal is now so much
used. Where ordinary means fail it Iihh
been recommended to make a little chloride
of lime into a pate with water and rub
upon the stains, which will quickly disap
Highest of all in Leavening Tower.
J. T. DIXOJNT,
And Dealer in Mens' Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
Dealer in Groceries and Provisions,
No. 2806 Kith Arenne, BOCK ISLAND.
fVHew store, new itock, tht beatjeooda at tba lowest price. A stare of patoraagt svUctted.
Dancicg school at Armory hall dtur
Nice fresh butUfrcuji and home-made
caramels at Kreil & Math's.
Tenderloin, snare rih, plg'g feet, leaf
leara. etc., ui UiJmore 8 pork house
Chocolate, mint, wintertreen. lemon
nu mmpie cream pattern j jt receive! at
urni JiaiU s.
E B. MtKown Belli hard wood in
lengths, cut or split; soft coal, lump and
u u i, corner r u teen in street and I.rt
avenue. Telephone 1193.
Order Ice cream in brick forms and get
the best. One or more kinds in earn
rrick; turns out nice; and easy to serve.
ixreu nam can supply you anv time.
ProgresslTe euchre les
person gets a plate of ice cream with the
exact cut of a card on top. When giving a
imro pn j uire inese ana oraer them
i turn &.reii & nam s.
An advantageous position is cJered to
a young man between 16 and 18. who is
ambitious and deairr ua of letmin?
macett business. Must bsve a rood
eaucation Erouire at the Arocb office
between 4 acd 5 p.m.
The taxes for 190 am nnm ni nrl
Parable to the tAvn.tiln
- ,vwwavs m suc
County Treasurer's f.fflje in the coort
L. . .
uouw. uwners oi real eilite are re
Quested to brlnp their l.mt irtr'i it r
ceipts in order ta save time'in finding the
description of their tiroperty oa the
books. David FrrzoKHALn.
Ds Ton CovKkt
DiL'tdtlav. Tikt Eimu'iSilttm tlm
best cough cure. It will cure voar
couehs aud colds. It wi'.l cere eaina in
the cheat. It will cure iufljeczt and
bronchitis ai d tU du-eases ptrtaining to
tbe lungs because it is a pure balam
Hold it to the light and see how clear aad
thick it is. You will ie the excellent
effect after taking the first doe. Lrge
bottlts 503 ard 1.
a iaiiv a o;ien iace f liver waicn . V.
A i a - ' . . ., . .
uiiu a. a., on wucn, wun fmti ii. ve
Chain attached. Ix-st somewhere te
tween Twenty-first and Eleven'b stneu
rinaer win picase leave it at tte city
clerk's office and get reward.
Hard coal Xarktt.
$7 75 per ton for best anthracite coal,
all sizes, delivered within city limits, 25c
per ton discour t Tor cash. In dian a black
$4.50 and Cannel coal fC per ton delivered,
cartage added on all orders for leas than
one ton; carry icg in 25c per ton extra.
E. G. F&azsb.
Wht n a man tells you that he is per
fectly contented he means, in nine caes
out of teo, that after tc in Sing the mat
ter all over he does not see bow he can
gel anything more.
50 VEECK ABH01X
Ws rn r more bupcleMljr trud4 tUaa a
wrecked constitution, wbeUirr lu dSuvtcr be tie
prodect of aome formidable m'.dy. orttat alow,
remature decay that hmdi to tir'tn root) Mine
tonttitation itboat apparently adeqatle cmn.
An excellent mean of cbrcking tai trmol
drain of tbe vourcer of vitalitv i tbe brtM-Cctnt
tonic, Uui-tf.fr S:omcb Bittenu wnicb uro-
mo'ff. diRei-Uon. ennrl tbe tlx ksd ie
jnb-Unce as well aurtiirma to anrnfreblenfrmae.
Cuuntij a' ion. fetblearrc of tbe klUnry ud blad
der, fcer and ague and rheumtin. are anjorp
th(ndiIjai.neBt Mch it remerir proaiuDy
miri.ta ii) a.
That Cores CATARRH, HAY-FEVER. CCLD la
tbe HEAD, SORE THROAT, CAKKER.
Frlos 91J0O. pint Tinnier
For Sale by leading Druggists,
mrins oxlt rt
KIbck Catarrh & Bronchial Ftody Co.
62 JACKSON ST., CHICAGO. ILL.
HENRY C. SOHAFFER,
SOFT AND EAED
Office 1431 Second avenue, cornt r Fifteenth rf .
Telepbone No. ICS.
U. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1889.
17 REMEMBER Tin
J LI is the name of that Lata
Frcpose to slaughter prices in their
We don't Intend to invoice one c!oak
if prices will mafce things 0.
Plczh sacques and jackets go at
20 Per Cent. Discount.
1-5 will be deducted from price of each
Rock Inland. IHhuM-,
GLEMANN & SALZMAM.
What Would be a Useful Christmas Present:
zinmm & salzmann,
Nos. 1525 and 1527 Second Avenue,
And Ncs. 124, 126 and 123 Sixteenth Str-et,
A Sure Cure for a Cough or Cold is
Irish Cough Syrupy
Acu quxklj. is perfect safe aDd aerer fas to cure a!l LaLg troub'ee.
TRT IT- 10c. t'K atl 50c Eottiea.
Keildae bowi for a! Eidaty.
6c a Bottle Samples free.
ANDERSON COUNTY SOURMASH
$2.50 Per Gallon.
OHN & ADLER,
Removed to 219 Seventeenth Street
a MARKET SQUARE.
Great Clearance Sale
SCHNEIDER'S SHOE STORE.
IIC ORDKB TO BXDUCS MT STOCK OF
Felt Boots and Shoes,
I will offer tfcesafor ta acxt SO ears at pricM tkat vill aMoniah ensjlxxsj. j
asd Kor a baixala. Tky moat aell rrardea r et.
H2t Rftb Aveaue,
Be j old's Blook.
33 1-3 Per Cent Discount
1-3 dedaetei from price.
CHILDREN'S CLOAKS post
33 1-3 PerCent. Discount
13 deducted from price.
This is a deep cut. Take adranUce
A Ladies' Writing De.
A Ladies Bookcase.
A Ladies Music cabinet.
A Fine Sideboard.
A Fine Centre Table.
A Fancy chair.
A Fanoy Rocker.
And many other Lie and use
Lei Btomacfc L-tbU. -j
and Liver Pills.
Dmffffiat. Rock Island
1818 Second Araaoe,
Earpex Uonat Elock.