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Two Prohibition Conventions this
The lirslalatlve Coaaty Ticket
Meleetrd n th jarthme
Parsu&nt to call the prohtoitlon coun
ty and legislative convention met at the
court house this afternoon at 2 o'clock,
about 15 delegates in all being present.
The legislative convention was com
posed ot Delegates S. W. OJell. Alfred
Williams J. H. Reeves. Edward Burrill,
8r, G J. Dempsey, Asa barker and W.
H. Pollard, only two being present from
Henry county, they being P. E. Wallin.
of Cambridge, and Maj. Horsford, of
Geneseo. The legislative convention,
after much mature deliberation, selected
Edward Buni l 3r , ot this city, as can
didate for the legislature. It also nom
inated a senatorial committee as follows:
3. W. OJell. Moline; E. B Stone, Port
Byron,' iG. J. Dempsey, Rock Island;
William Curtis. Kewanee; P D. Ransom.
Atkinson, and C. A. Peck. Woodhull. and
after a general discussion of the prohi
bition issue, the covention adjourned.
The county convention was called to
order at 3 o'clock by EL. L.Bullen of Mo
line. and William Goldsworihy, also of
that place, was chosen as chairman, and
F. E. Lofgreen of Moline as secretary.
For circuit clerk the names of W. H. j
Pollard of Rock Island and E. B. Stone
of Port Byron were placed in nomina
tion. ahd Mr."8tono was named.
For state's attorney Herbert D. Blake
more of Moline was nominated.
For county surveyor W. A. Darling of
Rock IsUnd was placed in nomination.
For coroner L D. Elwards of Hamp
ton township was placed in nomination.
Take in the moonlight excursion on
the Josephine tonight.
C. C. Oestrum, of Minneapolis, is in
the city calling on friends.
Mrs. David Donaldson is with the
Knights Templar party at Denver.
Mra. Edward Leins came in from Mar
ion, Iowa, on a visit to relatives and
Vases and stationary. Special sale at
Loosley'a crockery store Saturday. See
ad on 'fifth page.
Don't forget the excursion on the Jo
sephine tonight. Tickets for sale at the
boat, 35 cents .
For Rent An ll-room house on Sev
esteenth street, with all modern conveni
ences. Apply at Akous office.
The requisition papers were received
ttis morning for W.H. Consdale. and he
was taken to Davenport this afternoon.
Harry Blecker is doing duty as ladder
man at the Central engine house during
the absence of Charles Raaskill at Camp
Ex-Sherifl James McGregor, of In
diana county. P . and D. R. Duncan,
cf Tlskilwa. are visiting at the residence
of Samuel Meanor, on Second avenue.
Mrs. Frank Eskard and little daugh
ter Pearl, have gone to Denver, where
they will remain some time in the hopes
Of improving the health of the latter.
The men who committed the series of
recent burglaries at Dwenport were cap
tured at Clinton last night while attempt
ing to dispose of thi stolen property.
Mrs. Elizabeth Corman, mother of Mrs.
A. F. Barber, has returned from a visit
to Burlington, accompanied by her sister,
Mrs. Gross, who will visit here a few
Hon. Georg3 W, Vinton, of Moline.
bv the heat last
w " mv -
week, and is confined to his house,
thru, ah his condition is not regarded as
serious, r .
Trtnieht occurs the regular weekly
Merchants' subscription concert in Spen
cer Square. Otto'a band is to officiate.
and an unusually flue programme is to be
That unearthly sound in the vicinity
of the postofflce this morning was not
due to the liberation of a cage of
T.ntmri an'mala it was simply Mr.
Wells rracticing for the campaign
South Moline has been mde an inde
pendent postofflse, and John Bower has
been appointed postmaster. The mails
are to be conveyed to and from the depot
by the Moline Ceatral Electric railway.
The Lbor day committee have gotten
oat a neat card advertising the events
hereon Lbor day. that are scattered
throu&hout the surrounding country by
the Tri-City Traveling Men's aBsocia.
The case of using indecent language
sworn out by Miss Clara Meese against
-rm Ohrt. which was heard before
Justice Cooke yesterday afternoon, was
dismissed, because of insufficient evidence.
The exDursion down the river given by
the Sohnell Social and Literary club last
night, waa well attended, and was a
success in every particular. 1 ne crowa
was a very sociable one, and thoroughly
enjoyed the trip.
Messrs. George D. Moore, of Port By
ron, and Fred S. Gates, formerly of Port
Byron, l-ut at present of Independence,
Mo nere in the city today. Mr. Gates
will soon locate at Millner, Ark , where
he has resided heretofore.
V ary Irene, the little daughter of Aid.
E. G. Fickencher and wife, died at her
parents' home, 1414 . Fifth-and-a-half
avenue at 3:25 this morning of conges
tion of the brain, aged five months and
eight days. The funeral occurs from her
home to-morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.
A. C. Kemp, a Chicago traveling man,
was prostrated by the heat at the corner
of Eighteenth street and Second avenue
yesterday afternoon, and was carried into
Stewart's hardware store and afterwards
taken to the Rock Isladd house. Dr.
Carter and Comegys attended him and he
soon rallied and to-day was much im
The street railway company has forces
of men at work connecting the tracks at
Third avenue and Twentieth street and
putting in an additional curve for the
bridge line at Third avenue and Seven
teen street, the obj?ct of which is to
improve the running of the bridge line
cars, which win thereafter run aown
Second to Market square, and thence
by way of Third avenue to Fifteenth
street and Second avenue and back to
Twentieth again. The company is hustl
ing the tracks through to get out of the
way of the pavers on Third avenue.
The carelessness of some people is ex
hibited in the mutilation of a tree at the
southeast corner of Speucer Square. A
tree that has taken several years to grow
is almost destroyed in a few minutes by
a careless and negligent driver tieing his
horse to it. Persons who do such things
ought to be prosecuted, and made to pay
all damages, but the people are negli
gent in these matters every citizen wuo
sees any person doing this.ahing ought
to interfere at once to prevent it. It is
every person's business to prevent an in
jury of this kind that cannot be repaired.
Let every person be arrested on the spot
who will daie to encourage an injury of
Cnarles Hanshaw. a boy employed in
the collar making department of the J.
& M- Rosenfield leather house, had the
index finger of his right hand caught in a
straw cutting machine and badly lacer
ated. Dr. Sala dressed the id jury
which is thought will not result seriously.
W. J. O'Neill, while Bcuffling with a
friend out at the old ball park
where a little social soiree was
being held, fell down, BtriKing nis
right arm on a broken pop bottle, inflict
ing an ugly gash across the wrist and
another under the thumb. Dr. Sala
dressed the injuries which are not
Leo Traeger of Gilbert was instantly
billed in the suburbs of Davenport Sat
urday night while driving home in his
wagon, his horses stop pine abruptly and
throwing him over the dash board with
such force as to break his neck, causing
instant death. Mr. Traeger was 42 years
af age. and leaves a wife and five young
children, the oldest a boy only 13 years
fl nmnronM Vesture.
One of the several features of tomor
row evening s argus win oe tne con
tinuation of the "M. Q iad" series of hu
morous articles, including the famous
"Arizona Kicker" and other productions
from the pen of the great humorist,
Charles B. Lewis, who is regarded now
as the favorite laugh-provoking journal
ist of our time.
Overcrowded. So Doubt.
P. T. Walsh was a morning passenger
for Chicago, where be goes to look over
some work that the firm are invited to
do. It takes all of Mr. Welsh's time to
look over contracts this summer, so
crowdtd are the firm with work. Dav
Yes, the firm does seem to be crowded
What the Hon. George G. Vest says in
regard to the superiority of the Uirsch-
berg's diamond and non-changeable spec
"I am using glasses which I purchased
from Prof. Hirscbberg and they are the
best I ever tried; it affords me great
pleasure to recommend Prof. Hirschberg
as an excellent optician, bnd bis glasses
are simply unequalled in my experience
G. G. Vest."
These spectacles are for sale by T. H.
Thomas, agent for Rock Island.
Sidewalk brick at T- H. Ellis',
FRUES' BODY FOUND.
The Rook River Suicide Recovered The
Evidence Before the Coroner and
Louis Peterson, while out in a boat
near the mouth of Rock river yesterday
afternoon about 5 o'clock, discovered the
body of a man whom it was supposed
was Henry Merchian.tbe molder.who was
drowned last Thursday night. Under
taker Knox, together with Deputy Coro
ner Eckbitrt, went down for the body,
taking along two of Merchiah's compan
ions to identify him. who. upon arrival.
discovered that It was not him. It was
afterward learned that it was the body of
Heor7 Frues, who committed suicide at
lock 86, on Big Inland, Saturday night.
A jury, composed of Joseph Fitzpat-
rick, fo eman; B. F. Knox F. E. Swan,
C. S. Lowe, L Peterson and John Bitty,
was empanelled, who viewed the remains
and a Jjourned until this morning, when
the inquest was held, the body being
buried in the meantime, which was made
necessary by the advanced state of de
composition. This morning the jury
beard the evidence of E. L. Pas-
ten, who worked with Frues
at the lock, and of Ea. JNortb,
who corroborated the testimony of the
first-named witness. Louis Peterson,
who found the body floating on the
river, and Undertaker Knox were then
examined, after which the jury rendered
a verdict that Henry Frues came to his
death "by being drowned off the boarding
boat Stillwater at the lower end or Big
Island, while under a fit of delusion, on
Saturday night. Aug. 6. 1893:'
Undertaker Knox left for Montpener
this afternoon to identify a floater' found
there, supposed to be Henry Merchian,
the drowned molder.
This 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 close? on the past
week of sweltering heat. A safe and
sure disinfectant is tne invention ot
George Green, the city scavenger, known
as Green's Deodorizer, and which may be
had on application to Mr. Green, 108
How to Read
your doctor s prescriptions. ena tnree
9. fpnt ntmn In Titv nnfitf'(" and re
ceive Lr. Kaurman s great treatise on
diseases; illustrated in colors; it gives
their signs and abbreviations. Address
A. P. Ordway & Oc, Boston. Mass.
rHK DAILY ARGUS delivered at your door
every cvf ui ng for 12 c per week.
TUT ANTED A Birl to do general
VV a small family: eood wanes paid
1011 Fourth avenue.
housew rk in
trood Hard Coal Stove,
also a cook Move; enquire at 402
Forty-fourth slreot. Rock l9Knd.
HOB SALK Cheap.
1. with oven ;
WANTED Earned, intelligent lady to estab
lish a crood navintc business ; one having had
experience iu a nick room preferred ; call at suite
it, Mcuuiioun oiock, uavenpori, luwa.
Wt offer agents big money. In exclusive terri
tory: our new patent Safes e 1 at ulit in city
orcountry; new agents in tne field actually Ret
ting rich; one ageut in oue day cleared tbtii so
V.. .11 J V ' I. J KIlUll' 111 .11 U . 1 1 1 I. 1 k 1 A 1 .u.,
863-71, Clark street, Cincinnati, U.
these and every tindrr J clJscise crising
jj-.pTjm blood successfully treated by
that never-failing and test of ull iov and
Books on Blood and Skin
I "Tinted testimonials sent on
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F?? 3 COS'S
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1615 and 1617 Second Avenua.
New styles ot
Everybody ia looking for
shade; we have shade made
to order; drop in and eee
how cheap eun and rain
are being sold. The new as
sortment in Glorias lays in
the "shade" any line ever
offered by us. Here are
Lot No. 1 Gloria, 26 inch, fast
Lot No. 2 Gloria. 26 inch, bet
ter quality, imitation silver
handles, in pretty designs,
Lot No 3 Gloria, 2G inch, bet
ter quality, handles same
as that elegant line sold
out so quickly a few weeks
ago. Sheperd's crook,
Lot No. 5 Gloria, 6 inoh, bet
ter quality, h indies assort
ed in inlaid effects.'
3grOther stylks and quali
ties up to $2.S5 in beauti
' ful handles; tbis ia your
opportunity to get out of
the eun or rain.
HOCK ISLAND, ILL.
CLEMANN & SALZMAMft,
GREAT B A.RGAINS
D. ROY BOWLBY'S.
1726 Second Ave.
-Base Ball Headquarters. -
Cigar Store and Billiard Parlor.
Always on band the finest brands of domestic
and imported ciitars. All biands of tobacco.
Tbe score of all the ball games will be received
L. OLOCKHOFF, Prop.,
3 8f 8 Second ve
1525 and 1527
124, 123 and 128
POCKET KNIVES and SCISSORS took the highest premium
for quality. If you want a good knife try one.
One need not be told what a nice present an elegant Carving
Set.like those I have to show will be. Also those
Gold Medal Carpet Sweepers.
Every woman that keeps house wants one. Wrought Iron
finish Fire Sets and Irons.
Stoves and Ranges
are the leaders made in Illinois for our soft coal and every one
gaarant-ed. These are all good things to buy at Christmas or
any other time. Come in and see how much I have to show you
that is useful and novel in housekeeping goods.
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third Ave. and Twentieth Street, Rock Island.
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 ol 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 $11.00 at $5.50.
Aden's Overcoats at about Half Price; Children's Overcoats at Half Price; a few bargains in Boys and
Children's Suits, at half price. We are crowded for space and these goods must be disposed of.
Early callers have the advantage of first choice; call early.
ed in Millions cf Hoses 4x5 Years the Standard-
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Best Equipped Clothing and Shoe House in Rock Island county.