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DROWSED -IN -THE DARK.
BenryMerchlan's Distressing Fate
WhTle Oat With Two Companion He
ft'atla Out mt m, Boat ud la I,ot
The Bodies at Iort Byroa
The lower part of the city was the
seen of another sad drowuiig about
10:30 o'clock last night, the victim being
Henry MercbUn, a young mokler cm
ployed at the Rock Island Stove works.
He had been up town during the even
ing and had returned to the lower part
of the city, when some of the other em
ployes of the shop where he wss worthing
were going out to run a trout line tbey
had set just outside a log raft lying at
the foot of Fourth street. It was agreed
that Mercbain and James Brady, of
Chicago, who is employed at the plow
works, should accompany Al Cjok, one
of the moa who owned the line, and the
three accordingly set out.
When they reached tue locality
of the line Mercbain stood up
in the bow of the boat to throw
out the grappling hook to catch the
line, and in so doing he lost his balance
and fell out of the boat. He was imme
diately thrown an oar by the others, but
seemed to think he could reach the boat
again without it and attempted to paddle
toward it, but a moment later he sank
from his companion's sight. After a few
seooads "he came up again, but was fur
ther tfown stream, the hook having
caught the line, the boat remained sta
tionary, while the unfortunate man in
the jvater floated farther away. The
men in the skiff cut the line, and attempt
ed to reach him. but it was too late, and
he sank from view never to return.
The alarm was given, and a search was
made at once for the body, which proved
fruitless. The foundry at the stove
works closed down today, and his fellow
employes turned out en masse a con
stant search having been kept up all day,
which so far has been in vain.
The Irou Molders' union this morning
offered a reward of $50 for the recovery
of the bo?y, as did Charles Lowe, an in
timate friend of the deceased, and
every effort is being made to recover it.
Mr. Merchian was a native of Cincin
nati, Ohio, having been here nearly two
years. He was a sober and industrious
young man, and extremely popular
among bis associates. He was about 25
years of age, and unmarried, having par
ents residing in Cincinnati, who have
been notified of their sad bereavement.
THE TRAGEDY AT PORT BYRON .
The bodies of the three unfortunate
girls who met such a distressing fate at
Port Byroa yesterday morning, have all
been recovered, the body of little NeN
lie Zollinger being first found, that of
Miss Grace Maxwell next, tho remains of
Blanche Simonson being recovered
shortly after. The little town is
plunged in tie deepest grief in conse
quence of the shocking fate of three of
the best known young people of the vil
Miss Maxwell was a graduate of the
High school and Academy of that place,
with a bright and promising future, and
her kind, gentle disposition had made
her a favorite with those among whom she
had been reared from childhood.
The two little ones, Nellie Zollinger
and Blanche Simonson, were among the
brightest children of the village the
sunshine of two happy homes, and the'
bereaved families have the sympathy of
the entire community in their sad afflic
tion; .-. ;
The funeral of Nellie Zollinger oc
curred there this afternoon at 2 o'clock.
TLis is the time of the year for the lib
eral application of disinfectants. This
should be realized not only on the
strength of the results of the late high
water, but following closely on the past
week of sweltering heat. A safe and
sure disinfectant is the invention of
George Green, the city scavenger, known
as Green's Deodorizer, and which may be
hnd on application to Mr. Green, 108
What tne Hod. George G. Vest fays in
regnrd to the superiority of tbe Hirsch
berg's diamond and non-changeable spec
tacle: "I am using glasses which I purchased
from Prof. Ilirscbberg and they are the
host I tver tried; it affords me greet
icature to recommend Prof. Hirschberg
as an txc Ueot optician, and bis glasses
are simply unequalled in my experience.
TV"-'. G. G. Vest."
Tbeee spectacles are for sale by T. H.
Thomas, agent tor Itock If land.
Every testimonial regarding Flood's
SrirspxriHa Is an honest, unpurchased
statement of what this medicine has act
t hats 50 M. & K.
Everything at Arnold's.
3.50 hat $2 M. & K.
Base ball tomorrow, 3:30.
$1.50 hats $75c M. & K.
50c heavy underwear 25c M. & K.
Lidies' day at the Tower tomorrow.
Men's pans $ 1 50, worth f 3 M. & K.
Band concert at the Tower tomorrow,
Men's suits $1.75 worth ?4 M. & K.
Men's pints 75c, worth $1 50 M. &K.
Joiiet vs. Bock Island-Moline tomor
row. Game at 3:30.
Miss Millie Kiessling, of Chicago, is
visiting Mrs. William Stewart.
Rev. P. A. Cool is visiting old friends
in his former home in this city.
Street cars every 10 minutes to the
Tower tomorrow Lidie6 day.
Attend the game tomorrow. Joiiet
va. Rock Island-Moline. Game at 3:30
Ladies' day at the Tower tomorrow.
The gentlemen are expected to supper.
Just opened the finest line of ties ever
shown in the city, at Lloyd & Stewart's.
A new line of negligee ehirts the
rlDest things in shirts in the city, at Lloyd
P. L. Mitchell and family have changed
their summer residence from Saratoga to
Watch Hill, Rhode Island.
Billy Catton, Rock Island's expert with
the cue arrived home from the east this
morning, having just returned from his
trip to Paris.
Have you seen those all wool negligee
shirts, the coolest shirt worn? Just re
ceived a new line. Call and see them at
Lloyd & Stewart's.
You can get at Long's tomorrow black
berries, California pears, peaches, torn
toes, cucumbers, and full a assortment of
home grown vegetables.
The Misses Millie and Emma Kies
6line. of Chicago, are in the city for a
two months' visit to their cousins, the
Misses Sauerman and others.
The Joliets are playing at Twin-City
park this afternoon, and the same teams
play tomorrow and Sunday. Then tbe
Twins go away for a few games.
A pair of beautiful antlers, the gift of
Mrs. T. J. Buford, now ornament the
front of the band stand in Spencer Square,
where they were p'.actd by Commissioner
Mrs. L. Kohn who has been visiting
her parents, Henry Burgower and wife
on Seventeenth street leaves this even
ing with her children for her home at
James Simser, the well known con
ductor on tbe Tower line, has resigned
his position and is succeeded by Charles
Carlson, a former popular conductor on
the syndicate lines.
The Rock Island Y. M. C. A. will hold
a reception this evening. The associa
tion has now within $1,040 of having
enough to complete tbe building and is
going to get tbere.
Tbe regular subscription concert given
by Otto '8 band at Hincher's summer gar
den on Elm street last evening was largely
attended, and as on all previous occa
sions proved a delightful affair.
A very pleasant party of about 15
couples went out to the Tower las: even
ing, nd spent a few hours in dancing and
social pastimes. During tbe evening
light refreshments were served, after
which dancing was continued.
Capt. Crapster, brother-in-law of Mag
istrate Wivill, arrived with the U. S.
steamer Lily, from up the river this
morning and will remain hereabouts
over Sunday. Tbe Gen. Barnard
anchored here over night, and went south
Frank De Schenke, the Belgian in
jured in the B mill as stated in The
Argcb last evening, was taken to Mercy
hospital in Davenport, after being at
tended by Dr. Barth. His limb is badly
crused and may necessitate amputation.
De Schenke bas only been in this country
a short time and cannot speak a word of
The physicians of the Scott Medical
institute have returned and wish to
announce to their patients that their
office will still be at rooms 5 and 6, Ryan
blck, as their parlors over the American
express office are not yet completed.
Former patients are requested to bring
their c-inls with them.
Company A, Sixth infantry, will leave
for tbe annual encampment at Spring
field on a special train over tbe C , B. &
Q. railroad on Sunday night at 9 o'clock
It will be composed of 82 men and two
officers, under the command of First
Lieutenant H. A. McDonald. The boys
will meet at their armory tonight for
their last drill. Privates Johnston and
Serene and the two company cooks will
leave tomorrow morning, so as to have
everything ready for the company when
it arrives at Springfield Monday morning,
The completion of the West End
("Illiberal") republican club waa effected
last evening at a meeting at the Phoenix
hose house. Tbe temporary officers
were made permanent. E. B. McKown
and Charles Motz were elected vice
presidents from the First and Second
wards respectively, and C. F. Lynde was
elected secretary. The soliciting com
mittee of four from each ward was con
tinued one week. Tbe club adopted the
constitution of the Republican State
league au- resolved to apply for mem
bership. C.J. Searle told the club that
he is expecting its support in his candi
dacy for State's Attorney, or words to
that effect. An adjournment was taken
for a week.
Two operators attempted to work the
shove back game in Davenport tbe other
night. The rascals were arrested, and
fined $5 each, and then taken to the
bridge and started for Rock Island.
That's c ice.
The patrol wsgon responded to an
alarm from box 63 this morning, and
brought down a man who waa paralyzed
with bug juice, asleep under a train in the
Rock Island yards.
A patrol wagen load ' of suspicious
looking characters were gathered up this
afternoon on general principles.
Coughing leads to consumption.
Kemp's Balsam will stop the cough at
Used in Millions of Homes 40 Years the Standard.
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For three years I was troubled with mala
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lost all its charms. I tried mercurial and
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A few bottles of this wonderful
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J. A. Rice, Ottawa, Kan.
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DRESS MAKING MADE SIMPLE
Positively for a few
The French Taylor System, simplified, i now
on e hibition and lef?ous are beirg given In the
science of Dress Cutting and Fitting.
Reduced Prices for a Few Days.
Call at once. This is the very best opportunity
ever offered the public.
C. C. WILLTAM8 & CO.
Mrs- Greenawalt's old stand, 1704
Private instructions given at residences.
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New styles ot
Here are bargains reduced
T?our choice 19c, worth up
French Kobaa, worth up to
$9, your choice for $3.95.
A few dross patterns at 25c
Ten shades, 25c yard.
Lawn Tennis Flannels.
6c per yard.
All Wool, worth 58 to ?5C
a yard, yovr choice 4Sc.
Cotton Dress Goods, 7c.
of Remnants in
at away down prices.
Half Wool Challies.
All go at 15c per yard.
The above prices hold
good for this week.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
CLEMANN & SALZMAMN,
GREAT B A.RGAINS
D. ROY BOWLBY'S,
1726 Second Ave.
-Base Ball Headquarters. -
Cigar Store and Billiard Parlor.
Always on hand tbe finest brands of domestic
and imported ciifars. AH brands of tonnrco.
The score of all the ball games will be received
L. GLOCKHOPP, Prop.,
ISfS Second Ave
1525 and 1527-
124, 126 and 128
POCKET KNIVES and SCISSORS took the hiVTiPst nrpminm
for quality. If yon want a good knife try one.
One need not be told What a nCft TVrRnt an etaonnt Harrinir
Set like those I have to show will be. Also those
Gold Medal Carpet Sweepers.
Every woman that keens honsa w.ints nn Wmnsnt imn
finish Fire Sets and Irons.
Acorn Stoves and Ranges
are the leaders made in Illinois for our soft coal and everv one
guaranteed. These are all good things to buy at Christmas or
any other time. Come in and see how much I have to show von
that is usef al and novel in housekeeping goods.
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third Ave. and Twentieth Street, Rock Tsland.
Two Immense Tables Heavily Ladened with AMERICAN
DOLLARS at 50 Cents.
The balance of the stock of Clothing and Furnishings of the
American Clothing Store which we bought at Sheriffs Sale, has been
moved into our store and placed upon BARGAIN COUNTERS
which we are determined to dispose oi at once at less than half price.
Hats worth $i.oo at 25 cents.
Hats worth $1.50 at 50 cents.
Hats worth $2.00 at $1.00.
Hats wort $3.50 at $2.00
Heavy underwear worth 50c at 25c.
Heavy Underwear worth $1.00 at 50 cents.
Men's Pants worth $1.50 at 75c.
Men's Pants worth $3.00 at $1.50.
Men's Suits worth $4.00 at $1.75.
Men's Suits worth $9.00 at $4.50.
Men's Suits worth $1 1. 00 at $5.50.
Men's Overcoats at about Half Prire ChiMren's Overcoats nt Hulf Pri
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Children s Suits, at naif price. We are crowded for space and these goods must be disposed of
iai iy id.iicid uavc uic iu vantage ui 111 m cnurcc, cau cany.
Best EquippedClothingJmd Shoe House in Rock Island county.