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THE AI!(;i'S. M- N U. V, MAKU" -U.
j WILY BILL WON.
The McConochie Crowd Cap
tures the Convention.
! NO CNE ILSE WAS IN IT AT ALL.
Both the method and results when
Svrup of Figs ia taken ; it is pleasant
and refreshing to the taste, and acta
pn;!y yet promptly on the Kidneys,
Liver and 3owels, cleanses the sys
tem effectually, dispels colds, heads-he'
aud fevers aud cures habitual
.On5tijiation. Syrup of Figs is the
oalv remedy of its kind ever pro
duced, pleasing to the tasts and ac-w-uMe
to the stomach," prompt in
its action and truly beneficial in its
effect, prepared only from the most
healthy and agreeable substances, its
Tir "excellent qualities commend it
to all and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
Svrr.o of Ficrs is for sale in 50c
ami' SI battles by all leading drug-
ei?ts. Any reliable druggist who
uiav not have it on hand will pro
cure it pmnipt'y for any one who
viries to try it. Do not accept any
CALIFORNIA FiG SYRUP CO.
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lOUISVIUS. KV. fJEW YORK, N.V.
j s ue:dy.
THE LE At IXG
n v ...!' hT!i! it jitiaL'o rrrtnerrv on commission.
can nn-ncy, co'Wt rent-, also carry a lint- of first
i'.rr Inev.ince cnmpun.e?. tuil'ling lots for
uk ir. all :h d ffi-n-nt additions, i noire rcoiusuce
prnj-crty in a!', rarr? of the city.
t. M:rcht'!l fc Lyndc building, ground
cor. :r. roar of SHichfU JE Lyuile bank.
Have you called at
If not, you had better, for
ou will find lots of Silver
and Gold Novelties as well
as a iarge assortment of
the latest in Fine Jewelry,
H. D. FOLSOM.
PRINTED to lie Head.
It i-o-ts us money to have this
printed. It cots YOU nothing to
:v:id it ami it will tell you when- to
IT" f .r a 'j-i.i.J investment.
We have a mini her of choice
huiUliiiL: lots in nil parts of the city
which will he s,,, at reasonable
We alr-o have a lare li-t of busi
ness ami resilience property to select
from some deckled T.AIK IAIN'S if
t:iken at once.
Why Pay Rent?
When with the amount jou now pay for
ront you tan purchase, occupy and enjoy
while to doin? a home of your cwn.
WE will undertake to build a number of houses
iur onr customer? on terms vert greatly to
" J'a contemplate buying, xelilug or cxclianp-'n-
residence or business piopcrty it will
I-osltivcly t ay Jon to call at
Hi & Doiflson's
Real Estate and
us 3. 4, 5, and 6. Masonic Teaipte Block
List "W -Prorertv with Us
knd we wl'.l Hod yo t buyer.
Satu.-ilajJNlglif JathcrluK f tlieltepubli
j ran Clans Ilun ly tile Mayor and Bof
. lll nther Aspirants Tor Otllce had
to pailtllr their Own Canoes Treatment
j or Koehler An Insult to Sohroeder The
' Order of the Kvenlujr
j It was a McConochie crowd anil
; McConoc hie won.
I Thus is told briefly the result of
Saturday night's republican city
township convention at Turner hall.
! McConochie bad arranged the de
tails in advance, and when the con
' vention rot to order. Boss Collins did
the rest. As the convention pro
gressed it was seen that the ruling
'and overshadowing spirit was Mc
Conochie. Early in the preliminary
canvass McConochie made n combi
nation with his old associates. Robert
j Koehler and Joe L. Haas, but as the
time advanced the foxy William saw
I the growing strength of the Schroed-
er-McIXinald-Haas ticket, and the
more lie watched it the more he sat
isfied himself that the advance of the
Schroeder faction possessed strong
elements of danger to him.
MeConochle ISreaks Srhroeder's Forres.
To stav its progress until after the
convention at least, the wily mayor
resolved to break into it. It was a
bold audacious move, but when Me
CoiioehieiMii is at stake and in peril.
McConochie would dare do anything.
While maintaining to all appearances
his friendliness with Koehlcr, Mc
Conochie stole out and made his
peace with McDonald. In due sea
son he succeeded in working the snap
whereby in return for Schroeder
votes for mayor he was to deliver
Koehler votes to McDonald. Through
the aid of his lieutenant. Steve Col
lins, McConochie succeeded in carry
ing out this double ehetiie Schroe
der was slaughtered, and so was
I Koehler. and McConochie came out
on top of the heap.
Insult to Injury.
In anticipation of this outcome the
crafty mayor had during the day sent
for his aid, Mr. Collins, and proposed
to him a scheme to pacify Schroeder.
and one also to pacify Koehler. This
plan was to nominate Schroeder for
police magistrate, and if possible to
put Kt ehlcr on for assessor. Collins
worked the last proposition through,
and during the convention it was
attempted to put the other idea on
the part of the mayor through, but in
the latter endeavor, he failed. To car
ry out the McConochie plan. Weld.
Jamerson and Harris, all avowed can
didates for police magistrate, had to
be sacrificed, and in order to tix
Weld, who was given a justice of the
peace berth. Justice Cooke hail to lie
turned down. In the lower wards
Miller had fixed things with the sin
jr!e idea of delivering everything to
McConochie regardless of other can
didates. On the point of the collec
torship ex-Congressman (iest had hi
way in the choice of Steve Hull, and
notwithstanding that the ex-congressman's
protest wa overruled
and nominating speeches forbidden.
Mr. Got ignored the spirit of the
convention and made a speech in
nominating Hull, in which lu took
occasion by the way to cat reflec
tions on his own ward.
starting tlie Music
Chairman Collins of the republi
can city central committee started
the proceedings with his usual ap
peal for the delegates to huddle to
gether as far as possible- Thisman
date having been complied with, the
afore mentioned Mr. Collins pro
ceeded without ceremony to read the
call under which the convention was
assembled. The same Mr. Collins
then suggested the selection of a
chairman and l'rof. C. W. Koss was
proposed and elected.
Mr. Foss returned thanks from the
bottom (if his heart, for the honor
thus so unexpectedly thrust upon
him. 1". C. Ilemenway and S. J.
Keator were suggested for secretary.
The former had other lish to fry ap
parently, and declined. So did Mr.
Keator, but the convention refused
to hear Mr. Keator's declination and
his objections were lost in the noisy
approbation of his selection. A com
mittee of three was appointed by the
chair on crededtials on motion of the
before referred to S. J. Collins, the
committee being composed of II. C.
Clcaveland, W. II. Edwards aud F.
M. Sinnett. The committee soon dis
charged its duty with power dele
gated by the above mentioned r. J.
Collins prevailing motion to fill
vacancies in its own number. The
report was approved, the chair in
soifnin and reassuring tones inform-
in"- the convention that "all the dele
gations1 were full. The the chair
Wa authorized to appoint two tel
lers. The presiding officer took his
time to perform the duty, the result
of his deliberations being the confer
ring of the honor upon K. A. Donald
son and li. F. Knox. Mr. Donaldson
couldn't see it that way and Mr.
Ilemenway was pressed into service
as the chair seemed to have instruc
tions tor get him off the floor, and he
finally succeeded. Hon. W. II. Gest
moved that nominations for mayor be
made. The motion prevailed, as did
a subsequent motion of E. E. Par
menter, that nominating speeches be
Mr. Gest objected to the latter
motion and moved a reconsideration
and the motion on -his part having
been seconded it was put and over
The time had now arrived for trot
ting forth the mayoral candidates.
C. F. Gaetjer of the Fourth ward pre
sented William McConochie, F. M.
Sinnett of the Seventh ward pro
posed W. F. Schroeder and C. E.
Evans of the Fifth ward on his own
responsibility submitted the name of
13. F. Knox. " The convention there
uiion proceeded with an informal bal
lot, which resulted: McConochie
40, Schroeder 23, Knox 4. The an
nouncement of the result was re
ceived with intermingled applause
and hisses. Mr. Knox did not like
the dark horse business of his ' col
league and formally withdrew his
name, and the lirst formal ballot pro
ceeded. Here is the result: McCon
ochie 42, Schroeder 21. Delegate
McCabc moved that Mr. McConochie
be declared the unanimous choice of
the convention for mayor. The con
vention assented.. There were a few
calls for Mr. McConochie and the
chair called for him. but they were
lost sight of by the the adoption of
Mr. Gest's motion that the conven
tion proceed with the informal ballot
for city clerk. The names of Robert
Koehler. J. Alex. Montgomery and
Hugh McDonald were proposed anil
the informal ballot gave: Koehler
21. McDonald S"'. Montgomery o.
McIon:lds Surprise Iarty.
Then came the formal ballot, which
gave the nomination to McDonald by
the following vote: McDonald "o.
Koehler 2!. Mr. McDonald was
called for and responding made a
short speech of acceptance.
Mr. Gest again arose to address the
convention. He said he had been
city attorney of Rock Island, and he
had heard of no one before
the convention for that ollice.
He thought that J. E. Haas had
made the best city attorney the
city had ever had, not excepting
himself, lie therefore moved the re
nominatton of Mr. Haas and that it be
made by acclamation. The motion
prevailed. The convention desired
to hear from Mr. Haas, and he spoke.
The nomination for city treasurer
being next in order, the names of
Phil Mitchell and P. Greenawalt were
submitted, and an informal ballot
gave: Mitchell, ol; Greenawalt. t:
Carl Hellpenstell. S. Upon the
strength of this ballot -Mr. Mitchell
was upon C. F. Gaot jer's motion de
clared the nominee by acclamation.
Collins Applies Italiu to Srhroi-iliT.
For the otlioe of police magistrate.
S. J. Collins" voice was again heard,
presenting the name of the van
ijuishcd W. F. Schroeder; J. F. Van
Horn presented H. C. Harris: E. E.
Parmentcr named II. A. Weld and C.
E. Evans proposed David Jamerson.
The informal -ballot resnlted: Schroe
der, 31: Weld. 13; Harris, si; Jamer
son. 12. Then came the formal bal
lot: Schroeder, 2: Weld. 20; Jamer
son, S; Harris, There being no
choice another formal ballot was tak
en, Mr. Harris having in the mean
time withdrawn his name. The re
sult was shown to be: Schroeder,40:
Weld. 17; Jamerson. o; McKown. 1.
Mr. Schroeder was declared the nom
inee. The nomination of two assistant
supervisors being next in order the
names of W. J. Gahageti. Martin
Frick, F. M. Sinnett, Charles Oberg
and Will Gansert were presented. A
formal ballot resulted: Gahagen.16;
Frick. 27; Oberg. ;51: Gansert. 19;
Sinnett. l'i: William Levy. 10. An
other ballot was necessary, and it
was taken with the understanding
that the two receiving the highest
number of votes be the nominees. It
gave: Gahageti, 14; Frick, 20;Oberg,
:;s; Gansert, 20; Sinnett, ;.; Levy, 8.
Messrs. Sinnett and Oberg having re
ceived the highest number were then
declared the nominees. Nominations
for collector then being in order, the
names of Spencer- Mattison, James
McGarvey, I. D. IJifrgh and S. S.
Hull were presented. It w as decided
to take an informal ballot and the
following was the result: Mattison,
2t: McGarvey, 14; lUirgh, 11: Hull,
13. On the formal ballot the re
sult was: Mattison, 24: McGarvey,
10; Hurgh. 4; Hull, 1G: Robert Lynn,
4. There being no choice, another
ballot was taken with the following
result: Mattison. 24; McGarvev, 10;
Hurgh, 3: Hull, 17; Lynn 4. Again
there was no choice and James Mc
Garvev thereupon withdrew his
name." There was a general hustle
among the others to secure the Mc
Garvev vote.and the next ballot gave:
Mattison. 31: Burgh, 1; Hull, S3.
Stephen Hull having received the
highest number was thereupon de
clared the nominee. Nominations
for assessor being in order the name
of J. H. Cleland Mas presented
and ujon motion he was nominated
bv acclamation. The nomination of
two justices of the peace being
next the names of H. A. Weld, David
Hawes and David Jameson were
placed before the convention.
At this juncture the startling an
nouncement was made by the chair
that the ballot on collector contained
65 ballots instead of CI. W. H. Gest
then arose and protested against any
action being taken at that late time
in the matter, as it had passed time
for sjich action. The chair
then said if there were no
objections Mr. Hull would be de
clared the nominee. But there
were objections. I. D. Burgh, who
felt he had been grossly deceived by
the controlling influence of the con
vention anyway, arose and protested;
whereupon a motion was made to re
consider. A standing vote was nec
essary, and while the convention was
in the midst of it Mr. Hull broke the
painful situation by announcing his
willino-ness to stand by the will of the
convention, and it was accordingly
decided to take another ballot which
gave the following result: Mattison,
25; Burgh. 2; Hull, 37. As Mr. Hull
received the greatest number he was
declared the nominee, it being on mo
tion made unanimous. The nomina
tion of two justices of the peace was
again taken up, and upon motion it
was agreed to take a formal ballot and
to make the two receiving the high
est number of votes the nominees
The ballot resulted: Hawes, 59;
Weld, 49; Jameson, 25: C.J. Searle
i 1. David Hawes and H. A. Weld re
J ceiving the highest numbers were dc-
ciareu me nominees, ext in oruer
was the selection of three candidates
for constable, and the names of C A.
Martin. Chas. Evans, L. V. Eckhart
and William Gansert were present
ed. The latter gentleman withdraw
ing his name, and the other three were
made the nominees by acclamation.
S. J.Collins was then rechosen chair
man of the city committee, after
which the convention adjourned.
Flourishing IVe.st. Kiut Factories I;n
2r ve nents to he Marie.
Few persons, comparatively per
haps, are aware of the prosperity that
the majority of the manufacturing
establishments of thiscity are enjoy
ing, and few indeed are the cases in
the last several years where even a
cut down in the working force of our
factories has been necessary. The
word '-Rock Island." when attached
1 any article seems to give it a com-vi.-ivial
signitieanc , and busy factor
ies in our midst is the result.
: rospi-rity of t. Flow Works
Apropos of this may be mentioned
l In- Rock Island. Plow works, where
the working force now numbers 725
men, it formerly never reaching more
than 50'1. The output, which was
formerly from 3 ( to 35 cars per week,
is now from 55 to tiD cars in the same
space of time. The last semi-monthly
pay roll reached the sum of $10,
O'jO.j.md the prosperity of t he company
is apparent on every hand. So great
has the rush been that the company
has decided upon extensive improve
ments that will be pushed ahead
as soon as possible. Plans have been
accepted for a 4-story brick addition
to the west end of the blaeksmithing
department. The new building will
be SOxlO) feet and be used principal-
j ly for storage at present. Another
story will also he added to the fitting
department which will give addi
tional floor room of Sdxl'M feel. Be
sides this a brick addition to the
foundry is being' built on, and other
extensive improvements are being
made which will necessitate the ex
penditure of a large sum of money.
More West Fud F.nterprise,
Weyerhauser it Denkmann are
abreast of the times and are about to
erect a handsome ollice and storage
building that will be a credit to West
Fourth avenue. Thev have had the
plans drawn for a building 40xSi)
tcet, 2-stories high, of modern de
sign and finish, and which will be ar
ranged for offices in front, the rear
portion to be used for storage. It
will be erected on Fourth avenue and
Second street, or one block east of
the location of the present office,
which will be a more desirable site
and just as convenient. Their plans
contemplate a building to cost about
Out of Town Caucuses.
There was an enthusiastic gather
ing of democrats at the Town hall in
South Rock Island on Saturday even
ing for the purpose of placing in
nomination a township ticket. The
meeting was called to order by Town
ship Committeeman George Rich
mond, he being chosen chairman and
George Eckhart selected as secretary.
A. A. Ginglcs was nominated for
supervisor. M. J. Field for town
clerk. Frank Backman for assessor.
Adam Yohe for collector, John Aster
and (ieorge Richmund for justices of
the peace, William Heideman for
commissioner of highways and
Thomas Bollman and W. C. Gardner
for constables. After the nomina
tion had been concluded George Rich
mond was again made chairman of
the township committee. The caucus
w as a large one and the utmost con
fidence in the success of the candi
dates was expressed, as the ticket
will no doubt be a winner from top
The democratic caucus at Revnolds
Saturday afternoon nominated Mar
tin Schoonmaker for supervisor.and
named Charles Waldron for clerk;
W'illiam Wheaton for assessor; A.
Seavers for collector; G. Schneider
for road commissioner; J. H.
Gaunt for justice of the peace and
John Hagan for constable.
It is very poor economy to endeav
or to relieve a cold by neglecting it,
when a bottle of Dr. Bull's Cough
Syrup will cure it at once.
New Ideas in Ulass.
Among the latest designs
in table glassware is a gold
edge, (fired on as it is on
china) on crystal bowls,
plates, spoon trays, celery
trays, &c. It is not expen
sive, and is very pretty.
Three bottle casters in
turquoise and rose.
Salt and pepper shakers
to match; also syrup pitch
ers, sugar sifters and other
little table accessories. You
will be surprised at the
G. M. LOOSLETf.
China, Glass and Lamps.
MUW Second Arenas.
fivertise ihe Largest, Cheapest and laodsomest stock of new
Drers Goods in the JJoTtliwest. unn eaptcia Jy the finest and
moat omplete rtoct in th thrr-e cities, wm make th follow
ing offer for one week, beginning Mondaj a m. March 20,
Any customer buvinga lre-s Pattern this week f- cash amoun
ting to $3 or more-, will have the privilege ol' baying Tim
min s for the dress as fallows:
2 yards Waist Lining 1c per yard.
5 yards best Skirt Cambric le a yd.
2 spools best Sewing Silk le per
2 spools best Silk Twist lc per
1 spool best Cotton Thread free.
1 card Delong's Patent Hooks and
Eyes lea paper.
2 yards Waist Lining lc per yard.
5 yards best Skirt Cambric lc a yd
2 spools best Sewing Silk lc per
2 spools best Silk Twist lc per
1 spool best Cotton Thread free.
1 card Delong's Patent Hooks ani
Eyes lc a paper.
Vijdurd it up, only 12c to trim a dsess, 12c for all of these finish
uus. hue enough and good enough for any drets. all. the
iteni bemg nrst-chvss Our only reason for making this
pie ent to purchasers of drnss goods, is to makn ,ur dress
gooda department popaur and io induce every adv In the
three citiH to visit this department aui see for h-iself the
magnitude, the deg tice. and lowness of : be prices, which
prevail all through the Iiu-.
Received late on Saturday, 25 more of those Navy Cloth Suits,
with be i h Eton and Blaz-r Jackets Emirr tuit, complete,
skirt, belt and either style of jacket for 4.50. Also just
received, 150 samples or Cute-'. Jasfcetn and Biaz-rs with
33 1-3 per cent discount l-i;i the en. ire sample, line of a
raveling talesman who whs obliged to give up is trip aud
return e-ist en account of r-k-k:iers The 150 are '.l differ
ent two alike) making rae greatest assortment at the
owest pdert we have, ever ssao - n .in easly visit to this dt-part-
ent may securn y u u cioic novelty garment much
Del w tue usual cose.
MC C ABE BROS.,
1720, 1722, and 1724 Second ave.
00K8, BOOKS, BOOKS.
FREE. FREE, F.REE.
A book with every purchase. We are giving
away, free, 2?. different kinds of books, at the
iate Carse & Co. store, 1622Second avenue.
Prices of Shoes guaranteed to be as low as
the lowest. The stock must go.
Bill or Fare
Clothes pins per dozen - 01c
Clothes pins patent, spring 03c
Towel rollers each - 09o
Tin spice cibinets S draw's 82c
Pound butter moulds - 22c
Self wringing m ps - 25c
air brushes - - 07?
Hand brushes - 03c;
Trick saving banks - 07c
Nickle alarm clocks - CSc
Nickle plat sad irons per lb 05c
100 boxes papetries
Corn pt ppers, 1 qt -
Towel Rings -
Wood pails, toy
Lamp chimneys No. 1 -
Damp chimney 8 No. 2
Hard wood toothpicks
Alwavs the leader in low
Geo. H. Kingsbury,
1703 170525econd Ave.. Rock Island, Telephone 1218.
402 Fifteenth street, Moline
Fifth Avenue Pharmacy.
HORST VON KOECKRITZ,
Analytic and DispensinglFbarmacist
Is row located in his new bui'.rliag t tbe corner of Fifth aveuae
and Twenty..thirl street.
MIXED HOUSE PAINTS
LINSEED OIL, WHITE LEAD, ETC.
1610 Third Arena.