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Rock " Isl and Daily Arg u
VOL. XXXIX, NO. 142
ROCK ISLAND, MONDAY, APRIL G 1891.
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Ai WE ARE the VICTORS
IS A TOvVER of strength abroad.
This is verified by the universal satisfaction and good opinion of the public.
Public Opinion of the
Public Opinion of the
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THE LONDON CLOTHING COMPANY.
VnolP,nV w n're3 P &Z P Ck Trade has i,s triua5Phs i:" mMke those of science and finance. It has its
lw , r L ,VtlhnStp8. Thsy are men of ideas, of courage. . t . ,.ergy. They catve out new lines and others must fel
on, ih.n i- way6ld0- A.monS the men who are working up tr.- io the Mississippi valley today, none are more conspicu
XAho i eme.D coraP08It,g lne London Clothing Company, of Uock Island, for whom we hav;- been doing considerate
rteTwiM7h!hT.?U,,.P"'tL. Ty f9:a,bli5h their brines, in Keck Island among old houses in their line, because
cveJ bef or f?hS? - lh.l!T 0t mak,DS ?Ck IslaDd a great lrade Kl,tT- bean 'd'ertising on a larger scale than was
ever berore thought of so the tri-cities and throughout the country tributary.
!i.eKm0nlKh8 lhcy have made ,hei"me of the company a household word everywhere within a radius of fifty miles. They
SimImS newspapers to 200.QUU people who are purchasers of clothing. They state facts only and have thus gained
their .h t "8 the.trad8 of tlousands of people who wculd never have bought a dollat's worth in Rock Island but for
ineir push and pluck la carving out new and broader avenues of trade.
,.. iuUC":!!i8 ?otk success, because forevery dollar of trade they attract for themselves they attract another dol
sword WelWron Jl.?!8" e .mi?ht go nto details but details are out of place. Who ever stops to ask what kind of a
convince thJ ,hlt Wteroor Who cares what make of .hoes Stanley wore in Africa? It needs no reasoning to
convince the pubnc that a firm to do the business this one does, must sell the best goods and must sell at the lowest margin of
pronr. me London is the model in quality and prices. It has set be pattern and others must follow. The Oeneseo Republic.
THE LONDON CLOTHING COMPANY.
,?jlll&i0,X cr,e.ate.9ua multitude of wants that savage states and barbarous conditions of society know nothing of. and the
f, 1?, i 7 demand for clothing and men's furnishing goods is one of the mcst important products. lt is an in
RnruyTu7 PIS!fSiS? eery town and city of aty considerable importance, and its best and most popular exponents in
for S,h. hPf n Cn f ;T0SuP5' PrP"etor8- "New tt they were coming was the talk of the city and country
houE THp the Penine of ,he Kreat Lon(3on clothing
hv Lr.Jt Z . lbw pUb,l,C vaVe been more lhan ". ot only in the large and spacious storeroom which they
htVLlf.r'J ? . 0t Clth g Whirh they spread before lhe peP,e and which js not equalled in style and qualitv
by any other dealers west of Chicago. Messrs. Leveen & Joseph, the proprietors, are both thorough gentlemen, who have
made many friends in this city since they came here. They believe th ,t liberal advertises is necessary to success. They pat-
a iT. J v """'VP in uunois wimin a radioes of 50 miles, thus Inducing the people to come to. Rock Island to
n ,Z: " sk J e Denenttea more or lets by their liberality in this dirtction. Success to the London
BUSINESS FROM THE WORD GO.
ine L,onoon uothingcompauy, of Rock Island, in the few mnnt'is it has been doing business in that city, has built up an
"BUD "Jiuuguoui una section u me country, me company n composed ol men wb. thoroughly understand their busi
ness. and. therefore, know just what to buy that will suit their custom rs. They buy in large ouintiues as thev sell largeouan-
lines, ana are thereby enabled to out do all competition in the same lin. They have broke the combination on clothing in Rock
Island &nO hrnilfrht rfnvn nrina onil am 1 J . -1 . ...
.nuuiireusicu iciicu in ciii-uiBss ciuiuia ana gems lurnisnings. lou miss a
BiKui,urin wunessing ii you iau to visit mis establishment and see whitenterprise and push will do in so short a space of time,
.cuu, cHmuiiBaua imssiore you may oe sure you ate getting new goods and the latest styles. Why pay a tailor
two pr ccs for a suit when you can get this high class clothingfor one half the price. You need notever fear that you are beins
craft t rs wm nU V. T .-.4 i. i . . ... .
. . ft . luc uu"1" B ll,v,r price on n anicie is one ca me same to ail. call and see them and you will find them
.T.ug nSUl up iu mi iucj bij io iueir aijverusemeni. uamomge uaronicie.
The London Clothing Company is announcing its spring opening on Saturday morning, when something tew in its suc
cession of surprises may be expected. It is six mouths now sir.ee the London was opened in this city, and made eleepv people
open their eyes by treating them to music and pretty souvenirs in the store and a procession on the street This wan fol
lowed by a pic eating conte&t which thronged the street on Thanfesgiving day and a guess contest which culminated at New
iears. And all the time the imnense show windows have been rt-nlered attractive by a succession of electrical devices and
tableaux to show of! the wealth of attractive goods to adyrnitage, the latest notion being a whole family asleep in surround
inee showing dairfty night clothes and pretty turnishings, with myrit.la of yellow colored eiectric lights at night. Messrs.
Leveen and Josephs, the proprietors, are wi e-awake business men and are only happy when things are humming. They carry
a metropolitan stock of fine clothirg. which the v sell at wonderfully low prices, and by their enterprise in advertising and
keeping the goods to back their promise.', attract people to the city from far and near. Daily Union.
' THE LONDON.
If there is a business house in the cities of Rock Island. Moiine and Davenport that deserves the support of the citizens
thereof and the surrounding country, ii is the London Clothing Company of Rock Island, who made their edvent in that city
last fall. They opened up an avenue to the hearts of the people at the very first by their extreme liberality, truthful advertis
ing and courteous treatment of customers. A. new era dawned for the trivcities when they opened their elegant store and
with their large stock they have straightway walked into the afficions of the city people and their "country cousirs." They
have an elegant and commodious store room filled witn goods from the lowest priced garment up to the dressiest wedding out
fit. They do not take advantage of ign'oranca in a buyer, but rather lend their practical advice when asked. The London's
reputation is spreading, and the proprietors are reaping a just reward for giving the people a first class clothing store At the
present season they are offering such bargairs as only their establishment can. and the farmer, workingman. business man or
gentleman of leisure can be fully suited at the very lowest prices at the great London Clothing Company store in Rock Island.
In proof of this go and investigate. Orion Times.
AN EXTENSIVE CLOTHING HOUSE.
Rock Island is particularly fortunate in having secured the location in her midst,. of a clothing firm who carry such a large
stock and do business on such broad and generous principles as do the London Clothing Co., who opened up their large store
there in October last.
This enterprising firm have bv their extensive and liberal adveriising, backed up by correct business methods, and low
prices, built up for themselves an immense business which seems to grow during every month of their stay in the city.
At the same time tbey have indirectly, but none the lei poivntly, aided ia attracting many customers to Rock Island who
formerly traded in sister cities. The tflect of their liberal advertising is felt in all lines of trade in Rock Island, and in tbis
way the London have made themselves public benefactors.
When in town a few days ago we were surprised lo see the elrgant stock displayed in their windows and on their counters.
No other store in the three cities attempts such a displav, aad it is fair to presume that they either bavn't the goods to show,
or lack the taste and enterprise to put thera forw-rd. Everything here is done on a metropolitan plan and yery few cities in
the Mississippi Valley outside of Chicago and St. Louia can boast of a store its superior or its equal in all that goes to make
up a first class clothing bouse.
One is always sure of courteous treatment at the London, and good goods at low prices is what holds the extensive trade
which they have built up. Port Byron Globe. - .
THE LIGHTS O' LONDON."
CRITICISING A-STATUE. :
The Bronze to Lafayette Ha
Faults, So It I Said.
Washington Crrr, April 6 The new
Lafayette statue, which stands in the his-,
toric square opposrte the executive man
sion, was erected Saturday and yesterday ;
was viewed by many thousands of people.
There is much comment on the fact that
the statue is not veiled, and it does seen:. ;
as if the compliment paid this country by
French artist should be acknowledged by:
a formal unveiling and by keeping the '
statue covered till the day of the cere
many. . . .
A Too Volaptueas Liberty.
It is not improbable this monument
will be the subject of a good deal of un
pleasant discussion. The figure of Liberty
reclining at t he base of the statue, hold- .
ing a sword aloft for Layfayette's hand '
seize, is rather too nude and voluptuous
even for a goddess ot liberty. The fea
ure of the new monument most unpleas
antly criticised is the size of the heads of
the two cherubs or cupids, or whatever
they are, which adorn the north side of
the column. ;
These little fellows have heads so ab- .
normally bulbous that neither of them
could wear the large chapean of Lafayette
or of either of his compatriots who stand
on the east and on the west sides. The so
boyish heads are so large as to be ridicu
lous. If the project to give France a mon
ument of Washington in return for this
gift from the French Be carried ont itia
hoped that the artists will avoid putting; .
No. 9 heads on Xa. 3 boys.
DRAMATIC SCENE IN COURT.
A Convicted TIarderer Tries to Commit
Suicide with Poison. -DEXVEU,
Colo., April 6. Thomas Heff-
ner, who had been on trial iu the criminal,?'
court here fo the killing of Chiaata-" '
Jicn Lay m this city last fall-wtss
brought into court .yesterday tohear tha
verdict of the jury. When the verdict
'.Murder in the second degree" was read.
he (Heff ner) was seen to raise a small
vial to his mouth and swallow the con
tents. Physicians were called, and.
stomach pump was applied which saved
the life of the would-be suicide. The viaf
contained arsenic which would have killed! ' , .
twenty men. ; .
ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS. k '
Looking at the gorgeous red lights in the big windows of the London Clothing Company the other evening a man asked
what show it was, and was told that it was "The Lights O London." And it was, for sure and a real attraction for crowds
of people go there. . ' "
Last summer the proprietors or the London Clothing Company, Mr. Leveen and Mr. Joseph, came here and secured a lot 40
by 150 feet, cleared off the old buildings, and put op a big store covering the whole width of the lot and nearlv the fall denth n
in one big room."; -z ': ..- -
It is now about six months since the proprietors opened a big stock of goods there and created a novel sensation by their
original and unique modes of display in their enormous window , there being some new display every few weeks In buildinir
and fitting up their store they distributed a gcod deal of money here for labor and building matetials. And in their business
they employ quite a large force, distributing a goodiy sum for wages every month. They also know the value of printers' Ink
and advertise liberally in all the paper. fuk:i m.
And they have an enormous stock of goods in the lice of men's and boys' clothing of all sorts, all kinds of underwear
great assortment of furnishing goods, bats, caps, suspenders, neckwear and everything in that line; and dress suits business
suits, overcoats, etc t
v , . Iarg!, "? nnie8 uf0? . I' ?n sides of riTer- 11 18 P'ain- therefore, that this concern has
t""" " " " V , ' , ",uu VL ""oiuues ju me wwn. oecauBe wnen people come from abroad to buv cloth,
icg tbey buy other things, and everybody in town is incidentally benefitted. uuj nam
Encourage the big concerns, in every kind of business, to come here. It helps everybody. Rock Islander.
THE LONDON. : ..
The London Clothing Company, of Rock Island, is experiencing a fine trade which shows the public appreciates nnsh and
' j " ' - wu. u-iijr, jiug uiaoimoin nne, irom wntca it is easy to make desirable selecUan Th
goods being purchased in the eastern markets for spot cash In large quantities, they have the idTOtsWi,2l
wnich the purchaser is given the benefit of. Lone live and orosner th London i. th. -s.s
Journal. -- .-: - . ' .u,. nuuu nepuDiican
P. T. Barn'im is dangerously ill wffbj
the grip nt his home in Bridgeport, Canal;
Bishop Gil-iour, the Roman Cathqgfct
bishop ot Cleveland, O., is dyiing.aTSES
The London Field announces that the)
famous yacht Thistle, which did notwra
the America cup from the Volunteer, has
been sold to the German kaiser.
Mrs. Nicely, mother of tlie two murder
ers who were hanged at Greensburg, Pa.V
last week, and who was reported to be
curubly insane, has regained her reason.'
The Tempest, a tug, sank in the river at
Cleveland, O., Saturday, and Howard.
Loomis, engineer; Will Hughes, fireman,
and Harry Hersey, deck hand, were
It is now stated that Commissioner
Quinton, who was with the soldiers axi
Manipur, India, when the natives-attacked
them, was cr.pt n red by the natives and,
with two other English officials, killed.
Wine and women are what Henry Ark
says caused his fall, and he wants to ba
sent at once to the penitentiary. He was
secretary of the Seamen's union at San
Francisco and stole $2,500 of the funds of
The Shoe Manufacturers' association, of
San Francisco, has given notice that if a
strike now in progress in oue of the
shops is not settled by Saturday night
they will close all the shops, throwing
830 men and girls ont of works.
The British have taken signal revenze
for the attack on the Ghoorkas at Man
ipur. A British force has carried a fort
manned by 900 Manipurs, only eighty men
being engaged in the attack. The Man
ipurs were stampeded and many killed.
Edwin Booth, the tragedian! made a
speech at the close of the performance in
the Academy of Music, Brooklyn, Satur
day afternoon, in which he announced,
that he would retire from the stage for a
time owing to poor health, but ".hoped to -return
in a year.
It is stated that the English press has
nothing now but criticism for Henry it
Stanley, and that his reception when n
returns to England will be as cold as. it
was in Texas, where all his engagements
bad to be cancelled. The Texans were
wroth because, they say, he deserted the
southern cause during the war.
Gen. Butler went to the treasury do-.
partmeut at Washington City last week
tJgeta check for (275,000, the price of .
some property be had sold to -Uncle Sarru 'v
Congress did not appropriate' the 3 nec
essary for the making out of the deed.
Bntler waxed wroth and refused to ac
cept the check unless the government
paid for the' deed, finally walking away
with that document in his pocket.
rinck and Serve in a Woman..
Colcmbcs, Ind., April 6. While milk
ing Friday evening Mrs. Mary Reynold
was bitten through the left hand bv a.
mad dog. She canght the dog by the ear
and held it until her husband secured ant' .
iron bar and killed it. A "mad stone" has
been applied to the wound on Mrs. Rey
nold's hand. -
Treasurer Hoston at Borne lib
Washington Citt, April 6. Acting
Treasurer Whelpley Saturday received"
letter from United States Treasurer Hus
ton, who ia at his home in Indiana. Mr.
Huston says he is ill, and will not return
to this city until the middle of the month.
unless his presence is absolutely re
Nebraska's Leflslatnre Adjowrna. V
Lixcolx, Xeb., April 6. The legislature
adjourned at 4 o'clock yesterday morninic
without having passed the legislative ap
portionment bilL Governor Boyd says
that he will call an extra session for that
purpose, but the time is not yet fixed.
Jay Gould Calls on the President. A"
Wabhixgtos Crrr, April 6. Jay Gould,
accompanied by-his son -and Manager
Marean, of the Western Union Telegraph
coc.pany, called on President Harrison
Saturday and had a halt hour's confer
. . t.
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