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VOL. XXXIX. NO. 145
KOCK ISLAND, THURSDAY, APRIL 9 1891.
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IS A TOWER 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.
The work, admires push and pluck. Trade has its triumphs no I. -s marked than tboee of science and finance It has its
Aapoieons. its Wellingtons. They are men of ideas, of courage, of . icrav. They carve out new lin-s and others must fol
low cr drop by the wayside. Among the men who are working up trad- in the Missisaiopi valley today, none are more conspicu
ous man the gentlemen composing the London Clothing Companv, of U ck Island, for whom we have been doin considerable
advertising for several months past. They establish their business iu Kuck Island among old houses in their "lice because
tney 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 throughout the country tributary.
. iw V1 nhree month8 lheT have mad5 the name of the company a household word everywhere within a radius of fifty miles. Thev
tain daily, through newspapers, to 200.000 people who are purchasers of clothing. They state facts only and have thus gained
ine confidence as well as the trade of thousands of people who would never have bought a dollar worth in Rock Island but for
their push and pluck in carving out new and broader avenues of trade.
i . Tor u8.uccet,8 8 Rck IsHnd's success, because for every dollar of trade they attract for themselves they attract another dol
lar s worth for other lines. We might go into details but details are out of place. Who ever stops to ask what kind of a
sword Wellington carried at Waterloo? Who cares what make of shoes Stanlev wore in Africa? It needs no reasoning to
convince the public that a firm to do the business this one does, must sell the bent goods and must sell at the lowest margin of
prom, lbe London is the model in quality and prices. It has set the patten: and others must follow. The Geneseo Republic.
THE LONDON CLOTHING COMPANY.
Civilisation creates a multitude of wants that savage states and bsibarous 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 mcst popular exponents in
Rock Island is the Messrs. Lsveen and Joseph, proprietors. News that they were coming was the talk of the citv and country
for months before they opened and all looked forward with eager expectancy for the opening of the great London clotbine
bouse. The expectations of the public have been more than realize
have erected, but the vast stock of clothing which they spread before the people and which ia not equalled in style and quality
by any other dealers west of Chicago. Messrs. Leveen & Joseph, the proprietors, are both thorough gentlemen, who have
mono manv f nation m thio a! ma u t m - ... . . - " "
UJ "" vauie uere. i ney oeneve mat liberal advertising is necessary to success. They pat
.u..- ..j, .uuj ucwepnpers in imnois wunin a raaious of 50 miles, thus inducing the people to come to Rock Island to
A.ri.K- merchants in our city are benefitted more or lees by their liberality :n this direction. Success to the London
BUSINESS PROM THE 70RD GO.
ine iionaon ciounng company, oi riock island, in the few months it has been doing business in that cilv, has built up an
immense trade throughout this section of the country. The company i composed of men who thoroughly understand their busi
ness, and, therefore, know just what to buy that will suit their customers. They buy in large Quantities as thev sell lnrw.man.
titles, and are thereby enabled to out do all competition in the same line. They have broke the combination on c'othin" in Rock
lamuunuu urougai aown prices, ana are me acnuowieagea leaders in first class clothing and gent 8 furnishings. You miss t
sight worth witnessing if you fail to i visit this establishment and see wlut enterprise and push witl do in eo short a space of time.
eyrevcuwy esmuiiBueu mis store you may oe sure you are gemrg new goods ana the latest styles. Why pay a tailor
two pr.ces for a suit when you can get this high class clothing for one half the pries. You ueed notever fear that you are being
vuaifecu iuu mutu Hi ma uoquod, as meir price on an anicie is cne una me same to sn. can ana see them and you will find them
iiug iiui up wiu iney sav in meir advertisement. (jam on age Chronicle.
The London Clothing Company is announcing its spring opening on Saturday morning, when something tew iu its suc
cession of surprises may be expected. It is six months dow tir.ee the London was opened in this city, and made bleep v people
open their eyes by treating them to music and pretty souvenirs ia the More 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 rendered attractive by a succession of electrical deviceaand
tableaux to show oS the wealth of attractive goods to adyantage, the litest notion being a whole family asleep in sarround
ines showing dainty night clothes and pretty furnishings, with myriviM of yellow colored electric lights at night. Messrs.
Leveen and Josephs, the proprietors, are wide-awake business men atd are only happy when thiogs are humming. They carry
a metropolitan stock of fine clothing, which they sell at wonderfully lnw prices, and by their enterprise in advertising, and
keeping the goods to back their promise", attract people to the city from fur and near. Daiiy Union.
If ttere is a business house in the cities of Rock Island, Moiine and Davenport that deserves the support of the citizens
thereof and tie surrounding country, it is the London Clothing Company of Rock Island, who made their advent in- that city
.last full. They cpetstd 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 trKcities when they opened their elegant store and
with their Urge stock they have sirr.ightway walked into the affections 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. Tbey do not take advantage of ignorance in a buyer, but rather lend their practical ad.vice when asked. The London's
reputation is spreading, and the proprietors are reaping a just reward for giving tho people a first class clothing store. At the
present season they are offering Euch bargains 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 ia 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
ajock and do business on such broad and generous principles as do the London Clothing Co., who opened up their larje store
there in October last.
This enterprising firm have bv their ex' nsiye and liberal advertising, 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 cit'y.
At the same time tbey have indirectlj. but noue ue less potently, aided in attracting many customers to Rock Island who
formerly traded in sister cities. The effect .f iheir liberal advertising ia 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 tee the elegant stock displayed in their windows and on their counters.
No other store in the three cities attempts such riiplav, aad it is fair to presume that they either havn't the goods to show
or lack the taste and enterprise to put theu fnrw rl. Evrrytuing here is done on a metropolitan plan and very 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
up a first class clothing house.
One is always eure of courteous treatment at the London, and good goods at low prices is what holds the extensive trade
which they have built up. Port Bjron Globe.
a man asked
ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS. .
Governor Fowle, ;o North Carolina,
died suddenly Tuesday night. ;
Ex Senator Iugalls is about to start a
690acre stock ranch in Atchison county,
Kansas. ' - J
Judge Brannon, of Iowa, has decided
that national bank notes are subject to
The treasury Wednesday purchased.
470,000 ounces of silver at from $0.U7i to
$0.08 per ounce.
John M. Browning of Ogden, Utah, has
invented a gun which will fire sixteen
shots a minute.
Herbert, ex-state treasurer of Delaware,
has settled with the state in full. There
was uo defalcation.
The Argentine government has sua
pended payments at the two government
banks until June next.
An attempt was made on the czar's life
Monday, but was frustrated by the arrest
of the would-be assassin. . , ..
The Merchants' National bank of Shen
andoah, Pa., capital $100,000, has been au
thorized to begin business. ' .
Gen. Horace Porter will be the orator
when ground is broken for the New York '
Grant monument April 27.
Rev. Howard Prime, D. D., at one time
editor of The New York Observer, died
at his home in New York Tuesday.
There is nothing new from the coke re
gions, except that more men are applying
for work at the mines and ovens. The '.
militia is still on duty. . '
The morocco workers of -Lynn, Mass..
who have been on a strike for some time,
have unconditionally surrendered and
abandoned the Knights of Labor.
Gen. Spinola, member of congress from
New York, and Gen. Rosecrans. register
of the United States treasury, are both -ill
at their homes in Washington City. :
It transpires since the death of Law
rence Barrett that, be had made an en
gagement with Mary Anderson for the
return of that gifted actress to the stage.
Louisa Jentzen, a 29-year-old Chicago
girl, had words with her mother Tuesdey
evening about the family dishwashing and
went to her loom and took a fatal dose of
A Kansas City woman of good standing,
who has been getting credit at the dry
goods stores of that city in the name of
another woman, claims to have been,
hypnotized by a man who profited by her '
At the Wisconsin election for associate
supreme court justice there was no Re
publican candidate running. Pinney, the .
successful candidate, was non-partisan
and defeated the regular Democratic nomi
nee, E. H. Ellis.
Notwithstanding the failure of the
Kansas legislature to make an appropria
tion for the Colombian exposition, the
board of agriculture of that state bas
made application for space for an exhibit.
They expect to raise the money by volun
German Hatred of the Jews.
LOXDOX, April 9. An extraordinary
spirit of hatred toward the Jews has re
cently developed in Waldeck, where the
populace loss no occasion to insult the Is
raelites, nd the prominent Hebrew mer
chants are followed through the streets .
with ribald and offensive songs. The ,
crusade is said to have been .started by a
tradesman not a Hebrew, who sought to .
gain, through the revival of ancient preju
dices, the expulsion of a business rival
belonging to the Jewish race.
Drowned While Trying to Save a fTJollar.
Helena, Ark., April 9. Tuesday even
ing James Oglesby was standing on the
outer guards of the wharf-boat at tts
place. He droppad a do'.lar piece from his
pocket, and it was rolling to the outer
edge ot the boat. He ran to pick it up,
but fell into the river, and was drowned
before assistauce could reach him.
THE LIGHTS O' LONDON."
Looking at the gorgeous red lights in the big windows of the Loudon Clothing Company the other evening, a
what show it was, and was told that it was "The L'guts O Lmdon." And it was, for sure and a real attraction
of people go there. . '
Last summer the proprietors of 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 up a big store covering the whole width of the lot and nearly the full derth all
in one big room. y '
It is now about six months since the proptittors opened a big stock of goods there and crested a novel sensation bv their
rtnrrinal anil Itninim mntna r9 ifianla. In tlini. AnAm.Aiia ....... 1a .k. L 1 J , .
"u,i"v "Bt"j men tu"iui'jui "iuuu r -, mere ueiug buuie new uispiay every levrweeks. In building
and fitting up their store they distributed a gocd deal of money here for labor and building materials. And in their business
they employ quite a large force, distributing a goodly sum for wages every month. They also know the value of printers' Ink
And they have an enormous stock of goods in the line of men's and boys' clotbine of all aorta .11 fcinrt. f ,,nA...
great assortment of furnishing good?, hat. caps, suBpenders, neckwear and everything in that line; and dress suits business
suits, overcoats, etc. - . ,
They draw a large trade from 50 miles around us. on both sides of the river. It is plain, therefore, that this concern has
.r-cu in iu-u Buuu um, ucipeu tttrj iu vi uub.uess in me town, oeciuse wnen people come from abroad to buv cloth
ing they buy other things, and everybody in town is incidentally benefitted .
Encourage the big concerns, in ever j kind of business, to Vome here. It helps everybody. Rock Islander.
The London Clothing Company, of Reck Island, is txperienciDg a fine trade which shows the public appreciates Dush and
r----i - uiui. iuct e loucuu uui "U" prices, ana in mis way are public beneftc
" ucw s" uauyj cairjicg a m.mmom line, iron wmcn it is easy to make a desirable selection The
goods being purchased in the eastern markets for spot cash In large quantities, they huve the advantage over small dealers
wmca me purcuaewi is given tue penent ot. nng live and prosper- the London, Is the wish of many. Moiine Republican-
Says the Outlook ia for Peace.
Beblix, April 9. The Zeitung, noticing
the war rumors, denies that international
relations are other than pacific, and adds
that everything justifies hops for the per
manence of peace; that the whole strength
of the nation ought to be devoted to
Iowa Central Comes to lime.
Des Moista, la., April 9. The Iow
Central railroad has officially advised the
railway commissioners that it has fully
aud completely put into effect the joint
rate order on through shipments. This
is the first trunk line that has come to
THE MARKETS. :
Chicago, April a "
The quotations on the board ot trade to-da
wore aa follows: Wheat So. 2 April, opened
Sl.O;, closed S1044; May, opened Jl.01;
closed $1.0T6e; July, opened S1.031& closed
S1.04U. Corn-No. 2 April, opened 67Vie. closed
eTfifi; May, opened 6754c, closed 87r, July,
openea ma, ciosea tH-ta Uats Ko, s May,
opened 64c, closed 54c; July, opened 61c.
closed 51Vc; September, opened a5c, closed
Pork May, opened &1?.55, closed 13.75;
July, opened S12.W), closed 513.30; September,
opened 51130, closad $iaffitf. Lard-May,
openeu 10. ia, ciosea .
stock FoUowing; were tho prices at
the Union stock yards: Hogs Market opened '
active, prices steady and unchanged; hgix
grades, Jt 5a5.30; rough packing, 4. 62.4.90;
mixed, S-4.ti.Vii. 35; heavy packing and shipping
lots, 54.83(a5.50: pigs, $3.3a4. TO.
Produce: Butter Fancy separator, 83c per
lb; fresh dairies, 2ia2tc; packing stock, 119
13a Eggs Strictly fresh, 13c per do. live
poultry Chickens, 10c per lb; ducks, HQ. tic;
turkeys, mixed lots, 12413c; geese, $4.0046.00
perdoz. Potatoes White rose, 51.1531.18 per
bu; Hebron, fLliaLW; Peerless, 51.051.10.
Sweet potatoes Illinois Jerseys, $3.00 3. 50.
Cranberries Boll and cherry, 5T.SU3g.OO per
bbl; bell and bugles, 58 OO&S.ui. Apples Cook
lng, 5a 00Q4. 00 per bbl: eating, $4.5025.00;
fancy varieties, 55.50jjt6.51.
Kew York, April 8. "
Wheat No. 2 red winter cash, $1,19; do
-far. 51 14,4; do June, 51.13; do July, S1.09&
Corn So. 2 mixed cash, TUc; do May, Tdffcc; ,
do June. Tic Oats Dull ' but steady; Ko. 2
mixed cash, 6O0; do May, 60c; do July, 59c Ry
Nominal. Barley Nominal. Pork Steady;
new mess, $13.75314.00, Lard Quiet: May, -56.96;
June, 87.35. - ." .
live Stock: Cattle-Trading dull, but prices .
firm and a shade higher on prime odrrings;
poorest to besOtatire steers, 54.4iXa- V 100
lbs; Tbxana, Jo. lo&J.U. bulls and dry cows,
$2.353.65. Sheep and Lamt a. Market active
at an advance of strong fctc V ; unshorn
sheep, 5..5Jit'.0J f) loo lbs; unshorn lambs,
t6.5038.OJ; cupped da $6.0036.75. Hogs-N6m-inally
steady; live hogs, Rlt02&tu V 100 Iks.