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k Island Daily Argv
VOL. XXXIX. NO. 143
KOCK ISLAND, TUESDAY; -APRIL 7. 1S91.
( Single Copies O Cents
l er Week 12t Centa
WANTS PAY FOR HIS MONKEY.
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
Public Opinion of the
Public Opinion of the
THE LONDON CLOTHING COMPANY.
The world admires push and plock. Trade has its triumphs no U-e marked than those of science end finance. It has its
.Napoleons, its Wellingtons. Thsy are men of ideas, of courage, of ru-iy. They carve out new lines and others must fol
low tr drop by the wayside. Among the men who are working up trade in i lie Mississippi valley today, ne are more conspicu
ous than the geot'emen composing the London Clothing Company, of R ck Island, for whom we have been doing considerable,
advertising for several months past. They establish their business in liixk Island among old bouses in their lice, because
tbey realized the possibilities of making Rock Island a great trade center. They began advertising on a larger scale than was
ever before thought of in the tn-cities and throuchout the country tributary.
In three months they have made the name of the company a household word everywhere within a radius of fifty miles. Tbey
talk diily, through newspapers, to 200,000 people who are purchasers of clothing. They stte facts only and have thus gained
the confidence as well as the trade of thousands of people who would never have bought a dollar's worth in Rock Island but for
their push and pluck in carving out new and broader avenues of trade.
Their success is Rock Ialind's success, because for every dollar of trade they attract for themselves they attract another dol
iar a worm lor omer tines, w e might go into details but dttails are out or place. Who ever stops to aefc what Kind ol a
swerd Wellington carried at Waterloo? Who cares what make of shoes Stanley wore in Africa? It needs co reasoning to
convince the public that a firm to do the business this one does, must sell the best goods and must sell at the lowest margin of
proti The London is the model in quality and prices. It has set the pattern and others must follow. The Geneseo Republic.
THE LONDON CLOTHING COMPANY.
Civilivalion creates a multitude of wants that savage slates and barbarous conditions of society know nothing of, and the
industry that supplies the demand for clothing and men's furnishing goods is one of the most important products. It is an in
dustry well represented in every town and city of acy considerable importance, and its beat and mrst popular exponents in
noes lsiana is the Messrs. Laveen and Joseph, proprietors. Iews that they were coming was the talk of the city and country
for months before they opened and all looked forward with eager expectancy for the opening of the great London clothing
house. The expectations of the public have been more than realized, cot only in the large and spacious storeroom which they
have erected, but the vast stock of clothing which they spread before the people and which is not equalled in style and quality
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 that liberal advertising is necessary to success. They pat
ronize largely all the newspapers in Illinois within a radio us of 50 Wiles, thus inducing the people to come to Rock Island to
trade. All merchants in our city are benefitted more or less r.y their liberality in this direction. Success to the London
Clothing Company. Argus. ,
BUSINESS PROM THE WORD GO.
The London Clothing company, of Rork Ldand, in the few months ;t has been doing business in that city, has built up an
immense trade throughout this section of the countr f. The company is r unitosed of men who thoroughly understand their busi
ness, and, therefore, know just what to buy that will suit their customer-. They buy in large quantities as they sell large quan
tities, and are thereby enabled to out do aU competition in the sme lice. Tbey have broke the combination on clothing in Rock
Island and brought down prices, and are the ackuOU-d;cd lea ler in n' '-Uss clothing and gent's furnishings. You miss a
sight worth witnessing if you fail to visit this establishment and see whit uterpri&e and push wi.I do in so short a space of time.
Having so recently established this store you msy be sure you aie getting new goods and the latest styles. Why pay a tailor
two pr res for a suit when you can get this high elass clothing for one half the price. You need not ever fear that you are being
charged too much at the London, as their price on an article is tne and tbefime to all. Call and see them and you will find them
living right up to all they sv? in their advertisement. Cambridge Chronic le.
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 months uow sir.ee the London wr.s opened in this city, and made sleepy people
open their eyes by treating them to music and pretty souvenirs in the store and a procession on the streets. This was fol
lowed by a pie eating contest which thronged the street on Thanksgiving day and a guess contest which culminated at New
Year's. And all the time the immense show windows have been r-njer-d attractive by a succession of electrical devices and
tableaux to show off the wealth of attractive goods to adyantaire, the lai st notion being a whole family asleep in surround
ings showing dainty niaht clothes and pretty furcUhings, with mvrivis of yellow colored electric lights at night. Messrs.
Leveen and Josephs, the proprietors, are wt e-awake business irea ard are only happy when things are humming. They carry
a metropolitan stock of fine clothing, which tbev sH st wonderfully -low prices, and by their enterprise in advertising, and
keeping the gocds to bsck their promise', attract people to the city from fsr and near. Daily Union.
if there is a business house in the cities of Rock Island, Mmioe acd Davenport that deserves the support of the citizens
thereof and the surrounding country, it is the London Clothing Company of Rock Island, who made their advent in that city
last fall. Tbey opened up an avenue to the hearts of ite people nt the very first by their extreme liberality, truthful ad?ertis
ing and courteous treatment of customers. A new era dawned for the tri-cities when they opened their elegant store, and
with their large-stock they have straightway walked into the sections of the city people and their "country cousins." They
have an elegant and commodious store room filled with goods from the lowest priced garment up to the dressiest wedding out
fit. They do not take advantage of ignorar.ee 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 hargsirs as only their establishment can. and the farmer, workingman. business man or
gentleman of leisure can be fully suited at the very lowest prices st the great London Clothing Company store in Rock Island.
In proof of this eo and investigate. Orion Times.
AN EXTEN SIVE CLOT H ING HOUSE.
Rock Island ia 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 aa do the London Clothing Co-, who opened up their large store
there in October last.
This enterprising firm have by their extcnuye and liberal advertising, backed up by correct business methods, and low
prices, built up for themselves an immenee business which seems to grow during every month of their stay in the city.
At the same time tbey have indirectly, but none the less potently, hided in attracting many customers to Rock Island who"
formerly traded in sister cities. - The effect of their liberal advertising is felt in all lines of trade in Rock Island, and in this
way the London have made themselves public benefactors.
When in town a few days ago wc were surprised to see the elegant stock displayed in their windows and on their counters.
No other store in the three cities attempts such a displav, and it is fair to presume that they either havn't the goods to show.
or lack the taste and enterprise to put them forw r l. Everything here is done on a metropolitan plan and yery few cities in
the Mississippi Valley outside of Chicago and St. Louis can boast of a store its superior or its equal in all that goes to make
np 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 tbey have built up. Port Byron Globe.
An Italian Making Wordy War on Cr
many Acrou the Svisi Line.
Losdox, April 7. A peculiar interna
tional question has arisen at a place called . "
Rofen, on the Swiss German frontier. Ag '
Italian who had traversed Switzerland ; -with
a performing monkey and a bafjjil ,
organ crossed the line into Germany. He
was arrested for the want of a passpOJrK
While he was in prison his monkey,JjorJ
being properly confined, got loose and Iff;
jured a chilu by biting. The monkey as
killed. The Italian was reieaaea ana senc
back across the frontier, but he has rag
mained for days just on the otLef Sloe
shouting abuses and menaces at the Ger
man sentinel immediately opposite ana
loudly demanding compensation for his
monkey. The German authorities wane
the fellow silenced, but the Swiss have
I refused to interfere with him, on thw
j ground that he is doing no harm and has
a grievance. . '- ;
Browning's furniture factory at Ver -montville,
Mich., burned Sunday; -
Reports from the wheat districts cf
Europe all agree ia Indicating a short
crop. . '
HfrmflnF nil r chased 321.700
ounces of silver at from $0,933 to $0,933 pe
ounce. " ' : . 1
Early vegetables were killed in tbe Ti
cinityof Mobile. Ala., Monday morhmff
by a heavy frost.
A mail robber at Atlanta, Ga., has been
discovered. He is only 10 years of age; ,
and has stolen $15,000. -
A cablegram announces that the Gjr
man government has decided to remove
the embargo on American pork.
There were 960 deaths in Chicago forjbe
week ended April 4, which was twenty
sis more than the previous week.
The grand master of the Brotherhood, of
Railway Trainmen has removed the tfus
tees of the order for neglect of duty.
Nine Italians having rooms in the up
per story of a block in Rochester, Pa., lopt -their
lives by the burning of the building
Articles ol incorporation have beeB.
in-anted the Columbia Tower company of ' .
Chicago by the Illinois secretary of State.
The capital stock is $3,500,000.
The Chinese colony at New York;
claim to have news that ex-Senator? Blajf .
is "persona non grata" to the Chinese
government, and will not be received as :
American minister. - 2
The proclamation of the president set y
ting aside the timber lands at the heauJ
waters nf the Snake and Wind rivers, ia
effect makes an extensive addition to Yel-
lowstone National park.
A Washington City dispatch says the -Canadian
cabinet officers now in Wajji- '
ington City have no power to negotial
reciprocity treaty with this country. They
will, however, try to arrange a basis for
The United States supreme court has
dismissed the appeal of Patrick Manning,
of Wisconsin, who asked for a release
from the penitentiary on the ground that
the judge before whom be was tried was
not legally appainted.
Mrs. Jesso Gallio was invited into the
room of her neighbor, Mrs. Congetto Val
lone at Chicago Sunday night, when the
latter locked the door and proceeded to
carve her visitor with a butcher knife, in- .
Aiding fourteen stabs and cuts, which ;
may result fatally.
Fire Monday destroyed the operating
rooms of the Albany (N. Y.) telephone
system, destroying its usefulness until ibi
wires can be replaced. The fire was
caused by telephone wires becoming
crossed with the trolleys of an electrical '
railway. Loss, $40,000, beuldes that
caused by interruption of business. - I .
- Strike of Fall Hirer Spinners. . t
Fail River, Mass., April 7. The spin
ners employed by the Jesse Eddy Manu
facturing company recently made a de
mand for an increase in wages from $Lij
to$L3o. The company refused and yes
terday the spinners struck. .
Struck Against a Reduction.
TREKTOX, N. J., April 7. Brickmakers
to the number of 1,200 went out on a
strike yesterday, refusing to accept a 0
percent, reduction in wages.
The Tfeather We May Espeet. ;.
Washisotoji Citt. April 7. The following
are the weather indications for twehty-fdnr
hoars from S p. m. yesterday: For Iowy
Warmer, fair weather; southerly winds. For
Michigan and Wisconsin Fair weather;
warmer; easterly winds. For Illinois Fair, -warmer
weather in northern portion, light
rain and stationary temperature ia oatbprtL
portion Tuesday; easterly winds. For Inafis
Fair weather, except in the Ohio vallejvtght
rain Tuesday ; warmer; northeasterly winoi
THE MARKETS. ' '
"THE LIGHTS O LONDON.'
joking at the gorgeous red lights in the big windows of the Loo don Clothing Company the other evening, a man asked
what ihow it was, and was told that it was "The L'zhts O' Lnndoa." And it was, for sure and a real attraction, for crowds
of people go there. -
Last summer the proprietors of the London Clothing Compiny, Mr. Leveen and Mr. Jot eph, came here and secured a lot 40
by 150 feet, cleared off the old buildings, acd put np a big store covering the whole width of the lot and nearly the full depth, all
in one big room-
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 building
and fitting up their store they distributed a good deal of money here for labor and bui ding materials. And in their business
they employ quite a large force, distributing a goodly sum for wages every month. Tbey also know tbe value of printers' ink,
and advertise liberally in all the papers. . -
And tbey have an enormous stock of goods in the line of men's and boys' clothing of all sorts, all kinds of underwear,
great assortment of furnishing goods, hats, caps, suspenders, neckwear and everything in that line; and dress suits, business
suits, overcoats, etc. ...- ,
They draw a large trade from 50 miles aronnd us. on both sides of the river. It is plain, therefore, that this concern has
helped tbe town a good -deal; helped every kind of business in the town, because when people come from abroad to buy cloth
ing they buy other things, and everybody in town is incidentally benefitted.
Encourage the big concerns, in every kind of business, to rome here. It helps everybody.' Rock Islander,
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. 1 THE LONDON. V 1
The London Clothing Company, of Rock Island, is experiencing a fine trade which shows the public appreciate push and 1 1)00 reet to bt native steers, i.&aa.i5 f Jt
enterprise, both characteristics of this busir ess firm. Tht? have koocke4 out high prices, and In this way are public benef ac-1 mRh,o w'f.!"'
tors, mey are receiving new gooae cauy. carrying a msmmom une, irom which u is easy to make a desirable telectloa. The ar; nnahorn aheep75 oosaob ibo s: V'
goods being purchased in the eastern markets for spot cash In large quantities, they hare the advantage over small dealer Uo, &4.oj5.oo; unshorn lambs, $S'
which the purchaser is given the benefit of. Long live and prosper the London, is the wish pi many. Holine Republican.! cUpp . W-kqam. Hogs JUrku .
ownal. ; . , . ... . . "u IUvehogsKoa6.Jioi)t '
Quotations on- the board of trad to-day
were as follows: Wheat No, t April, -S1.01W.
closed (1.02H; Hay. Opened.
closed $LlL6; July, opened $1.01, closeVl
$1.01. Corn- Ko. ii April, opened 9jc daaed
6t9c; May, opened Wic closed eso? 'Jnly,
opened 6Cc closed CJc Oats No. t (lay,
opened G3c closed 53Kc; Jane, opened
closed (Bigc; July, opened, file, closed GOHc
Pork-Hay, opened $12.30, closed $l2.&j; '
July, opened $12.8 closed $12.75; Sep
tember, opened $La&3, closed 13.17i. Lard
May, opened $6.05, closed $0.62- '
Produce: Batter Fancy separator, 27$3c '
per lb; fresh dairies. 3Q3ac; packing tc il
ftl3c Eggs Strictly fresh, lHtV!o per doz.
Dressed poultry Chickens, UM9130 per lfi;
docks, 1213c; turkeys, mixed lots. U&lfe
geese, 739c Potatoes White rose tlOT&l.lg
per bu; Hebron, $1.0731.10; Peerless, Hfta
1.06. Sweet potatoes Illinois Jdrasys, $9.vjS
a 50. Cranberries Bell and cherry. $8.00&8-$)
per bbl; bell and bugles, $3.003.OQ. Apples-Cooking-,
$3,000.4-00 per bbl; eating-, HSOS&OP;
fancy varieties, $5.S08.Sa
, New York.'
- Nsrw Tobk. Aj.ril S.
Wheat No. 2 red winter cash, $LUt; do
May, $L1IH; uo June, $1.10H; do July,
do August, $1.0316. Corn No, t mixec,,oaah, '
79V4c; do May. 7iV4c; do Jane, TOUc; do July,
68ic. Oats Quiet but steady; No. S mi.-ed
cash, tc; do May. S8c; do July, 67Uc
Bye Neglected. Barley Neglected. Port
Fairly - active and firm; mess. $13.75&U.i)0
for new. Lard Quiet; May, $6.86; July.
$7.a - . .- . -
Live Stock: Cattle Market dull for all
grades, bat firmer pricas were maintain!;