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MADE A DAY OF IT.
The Republican County
TALL FACTIONAL WRANGLE.
The Gest Resolutions Cause Much
i, the method and results when
mr of FigS is taken; it is pleasant
ntlv vet promptly on the Kidneys,
kvf and Uowtis, cleanses ine sys-
nj t fkc tuany, ui!-l:is cuius, it;u.u-
and levers nnu cures uauituai
,n;i'jution. Syrup of Figs is the
njv remedy oi us Kinu ever pro-
i - tu, pleasing xo me uisie anu ac
' ptal'le to the stomach, prompt in
.'action and truly beneficial in its
Vt. jiropared only from the most
t,itl v and agreeable substances, its
uinvcxcrllent qualities commend it
all iiiu nave maae it iae most
Miiilur remedy known.
Svrupof Figs is for sale in 75c
Mt'c bv all leading druggists.
(Vnv reliable druggist who may not
;l'e 1" 1 U until. Tiui uiutuic lb
roniptly for, any one who wishes
o try it." Manufactured only by the
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.,
SAN FRANOISOO, CAL.
WtJISVILLB. KY. NEW YORK. M. IE
SEARLE FOR STATE'S ATTORNEY.
Gamble II an a Walk-Away Fop Cir
cuit Clerk The Other Nomina
tions Proceedings of the
Best Line of
CARPETS AND FURNITURE
And the largest and beat line of
IN THE THREE CITIES.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
1809 and 1811 Second Ave.
J. E. KE1DV.
T. B. ft E IDT.
Wf nnw have crime flrt-claf. bargains in reil
i'"-.v which will net all the way from 8 to 13 per
rti.t on the investment It wil, bo to the interest
of pa-tle who have the:r money pmctd at a lees
rite of Interest locall and examine thew taraains.
l;.im4. Mitchell & Lynde building, ground
noor. in rear of Mitchell a; Lynae nana.
ibe (or Stock
In the Second series of the
Home Building and Loan Asso
ciation, of Kock Island.
A safer and better investment
than Government Bonds, be
cause the loans are made only
upon established values and it
pays more tban three times as
much interest besides the
amount invested and the profits
can be withdrawn at any time.
Money loaned at lowest rates.
R. A. DuNALDSON, Becretary,
Drriot. Rooms 8. 4. S and 6 Masonic Temuie
Crum Trays and Brushes.
Japanned Tea Trays.
Water Glasses, all styles.
G. M. Looslzt.
1M9 Second avenue.
The republican county convention was
held at the court house today.
The convention was characterized by
two distinct features, one its size, con
taining more delegates than ever were
called together in a county convention in
Rock Island before, and the other the
train of bitter hostilities over the state's
attorney nomination, leading up to the
convention, and which in fact was car
ried into its proceedings. Both these
notable characteristic were traceable to
the same cause, the strife and struggle of
the friends of the rival candidates for the
nomination for the office of prosecuting
attorney. While Mr. Sturgeon had cap
tured the Rock Island caucuses and had
made a good showing in Moline consid
ering the force of the opposition to him
there, young Searle had shattered his an
ticipations in the lower end of the coun
ty, and managed to hold his own fairly
well in the upper end. Long ago it be
came CDnceded that with the politicians,
Sturgeon had a decided advantage, and
aiming to offset this, Searle succeeded in
having a convention called larger than
any before, in hopes of simply outdoing
the politicians numerically.
Saturday night the delegates of Rock
Island met at the Harper and elected
Boss 8. J. Collins de'.egateat Itrge. It
was purley a Fourth ward affair, William
Jackson presiding and Spencer Mattison
being elected secretary. The Moline
delegates elected Boss D. O. Read dele-gate-at-large.
and as far as the two cities
were concerned they were fixed. This
morning as the news came in as to how
the country delegations stood, tht-y were
receive 1 with much eagerness and anx
iety by the respective candidates, and
the delegates were earnestly sought after
by the fellows they were not for.
Saturday night the Black Hawk town
ship caucus complicated the plans of the
Gest select committee by instructing for
Rev. W. T. Kerr for congressman, and
there was no end of fifing around this
morning when th's became known.
CALLED TO ORDER.
At 11:30 o'clock Chairman B. C.
Keator mounted the rostrum and called
the convention to order. He called at
tention to the absence of Secretary
Welis, and said that he would read the
call himself. He did so, and then called
for a temporary chairman. It is need
less to eay that Capt. W. C. Bennett, of
Moline, was proposed and elected. The
captain was introduced, and was ten
dered an oviation. In acknowledging
the honor he said it was notning new for
him to preside over a county convention.
but he had never been privileged to pre
s'de over a convention so large as this
before. He counseled harmony, and ex
pressed the hope that the business of the
convention would be dispatched as
speedily and satisfactorily as possible.
He asked for nominations for secretary,
and Delegate Oakleaf proposed Waller
Johnson, of Rock Island. Mr. Johnson
declined, on the ground that he was not a
delegate. There was a disposition
to urge that he serve anyway, but before
it could be settled Delegate Montgomery
suggested W. P. Quayle, of Ruck Island,
and he was elected.
Delegate Keator proposed a com
mittee of five on credentials. ine
suggestion took the form of a motion
with the understanding after a discussion
that the chair appoint the same. The
chair asked for nominations from various
parts of the county. They came and the
committee as made up was composed of
William Jackson of Rock Island, Paul
Keller of Moline, William Whiteside of
Zuma, Daniel McNeal of Hampton, and
George A. Wiggins of Black Hawk.
Delegate Keator proposed the appoint
ment of committees on permanent or
ganization, on resolutions, and the se
lection of delegates to the congressional
and legislative conventions. The chair
held that it would be out of order to ap
point committees on selection of dele
gates at this time until a permanent or
ganization was formed. Mr. Keator then
withdrew the portion of bis resolution
pertaining to delegates,, and so amended
the motion was adopted.
The following committees were there
Permanent orsanization E- H. Gtiyer,
Rock Island; W. H. Carpenter, Moline;
H. C Trent. Port Byron; Koberi uitue.
Knvlinir and H. O. Norton. Hampton.
Resolutions M. Rosenfield. Rock IsU
and; C. H. Deere, Moline; Charles
George, Cordova; M. W. uurjeii, ururj
Arthur Goodrich, Canoe Creek.
Delegate B. C. Keator then moved to
adjourn until 2 o'clock.and supplemented
the motion by a suggestion that all reso
lutions be referred to the committee on
resolutions. The chair reminded him of
a little adage about one thing at a time,
and a motion that the convention ad
journ nntil 1 -o'clock was amended by
one to adiourn until 1:30. This
prevailed and the convention broke up
on the verge of serious dissention over
The convention was called to order 10
minutes late by Chairman Bennett. Chair
man Jackson, of the committee on cre
dentials, reported that there had been no
delegates appointed from Andalusia, and
as Messrs. Dill and Hayes of that place
were present, it was proposed to allow
them to be seated as delegates. The
committee on credentials then made its
report, which on motion of J. Alex
Montgomery, was adopted.
T BE SECOND WARD SQUABBLE.
It was noised about during the morn
ing that the Searle people would contest
the delegation from the Second ward,
as Bobby Bennett, Boiey Johnson and
other satellites from that district had
been crying "fraud" pretty loudly. Sev
eral affidavits claiming that democrats
had been brought in to vote for Sturgeon
were f urnishtd the committee on creden
tials, but the committee refused to con
sider them and declared in favor of the
Chairman Morris Rosenfield, of the
committee on resolutions, then came
forth with the thought and labor of bis
committee, which had gone dinnerless in
order to do tte work allotted them.
The secretary then read the report of
COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS,
which embodied congratulation to theG.
O P. on its selection of a presidential
candidate, and pledging itself anew to
the principles of the party, and instruct
ing the delegates to the congressional
convention to vote solidly for Gest. The
resolutions were readily swallowed by
the convention except the article per-.
taing to the instructions for Gest.
Nic Zeigler, of Moline, moved that the
resolutions be adopted by sections, which
was clearly understood to be an attack
on that section commending non. W. H.
Gest's work as congressman and urging
his renomination. The chairman couldn't
determine the result by viva voce vote,
and a division of the convention
was ordered. which resulted in
the carrying of the amendment by the
close vo'le of 81 to 76. A vote on the
original motion also carried by a vote of
87 to 82, thus ordering the resolutions to
be adopted section by section.
When the section referring to the
select committee's" candidate for con
gress was reached, the real gist of the
trouble was shown. Nic Zeigler,
of Moline, moved that the
Gest resolution be decided bv
ballot, which was promptly voted down.
Ben Keator moved that the Gest section
be stricken out, which was declared out
of order by the chair. A motion then
prevailed to vote by precincts, and Will
iam Jackson and Charles Kerns were ap
Rock Island and the upper end was
pretty solid for Gest, but the disaffection
became apparent when Moline and the
lower end were called. Moline was al
most solid against the resolution. There
was considerable feeling and bad bloo
manifested, and the result of the ballot
was awaited with interest. Tb? contest
was considered a black eye for Mr. Ges t
in any event.
A LEFT-HAND COMPLIMENT.
The vote stood 121 ayes to 83 nays,
and a faint cheer indicated that the Gest
men tried to feel elated. It was then
decided to appoint a committee of seven
to select delegates to the congressional
convention. The following committee
was accordingly appointed: William
McConochie and Morris Rosenfield. of
Rock Island; W. T. Ball and George T
McKinley, of Moline; Dr. Reiter, of
Zuma; Merritt Goble, of Black Hawk, and
Daniel Montgomery, of Edgington.
The committee retired for deliberation
and in the meantime the nomination of a
candidate for circuit clerk was taken up
GAMBLE, OF COURSE.
Mayor Wessel of Moline presented the
name of George W. Gamble for circuit
clerk, and upon motion of Morris Rosen
field, he was nomiuated by acclamation,
with cheers by the Moline delegation.
TIIE REAL FIGHT
The nomination for state's attorney.
over which M. M. Sturgeon and C. J
Searle have been raising such a rumpus,
was next on the programme. William
Jackson nominated Sturgeon and Mayor
McConochie presented Mr. Searle, much
to the surprise of the Rock Island dele
gation. J. B. Oakleaf of Moline sec
onded Searle's nomination in a short
It was decided to take a formal ballot,
Spencer Matteeon, of Rock Island, and
Charles Barnard, of Moline, being ap
pointed as tellers. The ballot resulted
Sturereon, 97; Searle, 106, the latter there
by receiving the nomination on the firt
The next in order was the nomination
of a candidate for coroner. E. E Par
menter placed the name of David Hawes
in nomination, and on motion he was
nominated by acclammation. The nom
ination of a candidate for county snr
veyer coming next, the names of H. G
Paddock, of Moline, M. A. Gould,
of South Moline. and W. A. Darling,
of Rock Island were presented. A for
mal ballot was taken which resulted as
follows: Paddock, 97; Goald, 89, Dar
ling, 66. As 99 were necessary to a
choice another ballot was then taken
with the following result: Paddock, 106;
Gould, 21; Dirling, 59. and the former
was accordingly declared the nominee .
Nominee Searle was called for and
made a speech of acceptance, entering a
plea for the support of every republican
in the county.
NOT IN THE MINUTES.
There seemed to be a lack of the old-
time enthusiasm among the delegates.
Col. Kohler was present with a view
to. emphasizing his pet hobby that he is
the pride of Moline, notwithstanding
Neither Howard Wells nor Bob Ben
nett were "in it" except as spectators,
much to their regret, although the busi
ness of the convention was probably ex
The proceedings seemed to interest
the Moline delegation very little after
Gamble's nomination. Notwithstanding
'here was no opposition to him, his
friends were somewhat uneasy until the
chairman announced his nomination.
Hampton fared all right as far as rep-.
resenlation on the committees was con
cerned, securing a member on the com
mittee on credentials and permanent or
ganization, through the persistency of
Alexmder McLean" complicated mat
ters by bobbing up this morning and
buttonholing the delegates as they as
sembled. McLean is the McDonough
county candidate for the congressional
nomination, and it will be remembered
visited the city iu company with Col.
Marsh a couple of weeks ago. At that
time when both left the city it was.mu-
t ially agreed that both should stay away
until after the county had expressed its
preference, but McLean came in again
tais morning, and while not in the con
vention hall he hung about outside and
appeared to be in the hands of Gen. W.
A. Schmilt and conspicuously of his
friends from Moline-
Burtis Opera House,
CHAS. T. KINDT. Manager.
WEDNESDAY AUG. 17th.
William Haworth's Great Biectacnlar
- THE ENSIGN -
Oiven nnder the direction of JACOB LITT and
THOMAS 11. DAVIS.
Four Great Original and Realistic Naval
Double-Deck scene of V. S. Frigate San Jac
View of the Harbor of Havana by Moonlight.
President1 Room in White House.
mar Duck of a I'nited Mat Man-of-War.
Seats on gale at Fluke's Monday morning Aug.
15th: Prices 51.U0, To, so and 22c; Telephone 2
to select from. Why pay 40 cents
to 1.00 for which yon can get
for 10 cents at .
C. C. TAYLOR.
1717 Second Ave.
locall your attention to a few facts:
Your eyesight is priceless the eyes need good
rare; improper spectacles are iijiirious, yoa
should tot trust your eyesight to irresponsible
peddlers of cheap snectaciee.
H D. FOLSOM
Is a Practical Optician, and will tae pains to
properly fit your eyes for every defect of vision
auU will guarantee a punevi ui iu cvurjr te.
Tf tt. wirt ft. rtlHiM. ftt It tarh. ItmlllMiptf
Ml. Ill to !!! Wl glBIIII
o wilt n t
Once more we make e slash on China
dress silks; this time it will be all of Che
ney Bros . high grade silks 97c and $ 1;
they will be closed out for the season at
9i per yard; you've seen them and ask
ed our price $1. you've asked our price
97c; they were'nt too high; others were
asking $1.25 for them, so our prices
were thought cheap.
On Monday a. m. at 8 o'clock they
go down to 79c; one yard or a p'ece as
long as they last. RemerLber these are
the genuine Cheney Bros., best poods,
24 inches wide and will be sold at 79c till
closed; there are blacK ground? with
bright flowers and figures; there are light
grounds with fieures; there are glace ef
fects with figures, all of them go at 79?.
The sale of our 50c Chinas last week
at 33c closed out the entire line in thort
order; we think our special sale this
week will produce like results.
Onr Corset Deportment has received a lot of new accession during the past week which puts
the department in the highest possible condition, and this week we shall offer a lot of special
drives in Corsets which will make the desartmement fairly quiz, one case of the celebrated
Bates bed quilta go this at 84 cents a piece
1720, 1722 and 1724 Second Avenue
If the lines in this diamond fitrtire do not
appear equally black ia all the different
meridians, it indicates a defect of sight
that causes nervous head-ache and should
bo corrected at once. Eyes tested free.
Jeweler and Optician.
On Monday a. m. August 15. we put
out a lot of children's and misses body,
ribbed yests at 4c at 5c at 6c at 9c at 10c
at 12c. These are all iobs. and prices
named are to sell them off quick f no'
more after present stock is gone; a big
rash might close out any one lot the first
The grandest line of dross goods for
the autumn and winter season ever un
loaded in this sec ion is now being shown
at our stores s'.s.ckeil up here and there!
and everywhere; take a glance at the
mountains of dress oods or ask to be
shown some ot our choicest and newest
eoods. and if you are not ready to. buy
'j.ist now, a little later when you are,
von will think of no other place to go.
E-irlv buyers of course will have best selections.
GO TO THE
CENTRAL SHOE STORE
For your Summer Footwear.
Men's Dongola Oxfords $1.75 and $2.00,
Men's Patent Leather Oxfords $2.00 and $2 50,
Men's Working Shoes ia Cong, or Lac-, $1 15 a pair,
cheap at $1.50.
Ladies' pat. tip cloth top Shoes $2.00 and upwards, .
Ladies' Booties only $1.60, woith $2 00,
Ladies' Oxfords, patent tip, all solid, only $1 10 a pair.
l full line of Lawn Tennis goods, for large and small,
from 50c and up.
In addition to these low prices we are giving away fre
an elegant lifa size Crayon Portrait.
Call and get a card and ask for particulars.
Harper House Block. - 1818 Second Avenue.
N. B. Not open on Sundays.
Upon the solicitation of a number of our leading
Physicians we have secured the agency for the sale
of the celebrated Brotherhood Wine Co's. Wines and
Liquors, which are unexcelled for medicinal use. . .
We have the following goods in original pint
unnyside Claret ..
Pure Table Cam ..........
Norton's Seedling Claret
Sweet Catawba lTfi
Sweet Catawba I 6
lry Catawba lrt"tt
I r y 'ntanha
Old Krotlu-rhood Brandy
Oid Cherrv Branrtv lf
I1 Medicinal Port :sii
Old Sweet Delaware Ixi5
Kx. old ttiMcton Fort lsSTi
Also, Old XXXXX Emerson Rye 79 in original qts.
T. H. THOMAS, Druggist.
Adams Wall Paper Co.
mSo & x en 5 ffiKisa
J. C. ADAMS, Pres.
W. L. EYSTER, Sec
Window Shades, '
Picture Frames, .
For all Kinds of
STORES Rock Island, Moline, Davenport, Reynolds.
IB Ur J lif S3 15,- U - - - - "' -
PATENTED MAY 20
18 90 :
Tie Hopes Never Si. No Knots to Tie.
Hammock size plate or screw, IB cents. Clothes line sizes per pair, 15 cents.
GEORGE H. KINGSBURY, Sole Agent.
1703 and 1705 Second venue. Telephone No 1218. - V-