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MAKE NO MISTAKE
The Attitude of the Council
Toward the Fire System.
SHOULD BE TOMTROQlinOT.
rm lOtnMtati at ta. PW Itep.rtaM.,
MamaM Sat laratr. a CnrtaUrn at lu
M mm Lmamm, Traa al strap H
ataaa, tartan. , r ; V, j-,,.,.
The paid fir department of Bock
Island is an'institntion in which The
Auan ha always taken unusnal
Interest and pride,, A champion of
the improvement long before the in
novation was seriously contemplated,
and a steady nnccaainjj advocate of
it when opposition was strong in the
minds of a larjre portion of the tax
pajcrs. The Akis has witnessed
the successful inauguration and op.
eration ot the system which has
piaewt Kuck Island abreast
other cities of its class.
It it but
nauirai. therefore, that this paper
ahoulU deprecate tbe establishim-m
f any theory, which, while looking
to mu-h needed extensi in of the de
partment. would on the other hand
aurely impair and handicap the "en-
. ..t u-iiuiness ami cmciencr of tbe
department, if it would n..t i'n.l...,l
he in the nature after all. of a retro-
graite movement. Having In-in tbe
tcadfa!t friend of the raid denart-
men; from the firft. it would not l
.he part of The Amirs to advocate
ny measure jMrtaining to the de
partment that did look to it bet in
i . ... ,
....,-.!. j(F MiMiion naa lMen in
unking contrast with that of the
morning paper, which has been the
'inrclenling foe of the improvement
right along, and there should be no
.trongcr argument that the city is
making a mistake in its nmiMMfil
lan in rutting oil the hook ami lad-
ier truck than in the .industrious
manner in which the Union is com
mending such a course indeed the
lirst ihotaiuc in the department's
jismry wucrn anj word of com
rnVtndation have come from that
WMld ! a Xtata'tc.
Many expresMona have been heard
by lnincs men oppiwing tbe plan
f holding the book and ladder truck
i i .. .
iit MTimii iiarm. wmie there is
no doubt whatever that the cow
panics in the east and west ends,
equipped with wagons capable of
carrving 4"-foot extension ladders,
would lie aulliciontly provided to
coje with all ordinary tires in the
buainess district, the iiiMk and lad
der truck should always Ih the lirst
apparatus to respond. There may
not lie one lire in oil where the trm-k
will be needed, bat in that one excep
tion the omission may amount to
more of a loss thati in all the other
tires put together, and more.
The Alters docs not regard the
plan so far proposed as practicable.
Our paid departmctrf has hoten well
organized, and so far it has been a
credit to tbe city, and those who es
tablished it, in which connection the
names of ex-Aids. I.arkin and Knox,
who presented the lirst ordinance
looking to its establishment, and the
name of Aid. Crken who has always
been its steady friend, will be iden'ti
tied with one of the city's most pro
gressive moves. The present coun
cil should not undo any good work
that has been done.
The Awifs beiieves it would be a
serious mistake, that the eotiucil
would afterward regret, to in any
way dismantle the honk and ladder
truck, and it hnjies the council will
reconsider its action with reference
lo such a policy.
Mr. M. lonahue, living in South
Rock Island, died at 9 o'clock last
evening, of cancer of the stomach.
She was years old, and leaves her
husband to 'mourn her loss. The fu
neral will occur at 9 o'clock Mondry
Nellie, the S-vcar-old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Michael OX'-onncl. died
at her home. 231 Forty-sixth street,
at 12 o'clock yesterday noon of mem
braneous croup. The funeral was
held from the late residence at 2
o'clock this afternoon.
Mrs. Sarah Corson, of Milan, died
at her son's home in that place tbip
morning, of paralysis of tbe bowe Is.
She was 7H Tears of ac. nntl was
iHirn In Erie county, Pennsylvania.
She had len a resident of Kock Isl
and county for 34 year. Hie leaves
three sons'and one dau;n,,!r n" ,o1"
lows: S. E. L. liurmwa and F. B.
Corson and Mrs. Elixabrth Ails. The
funeral will occur at 2 o'clock tomor
row nftcrmion, with interment at
Chippiannock. ... ,
Anton ICuth died at his home, in
South ICock Island, at 2:lo yesterday
afternoon, of imflammation of the
brain, aged 63 years. 11 piontha and
Uava. lie came to America from
fierm'any In 1H6.. and had livad in
Kock Island county 2 "P
leaves a wife and two children.
Charle Bnth. of Kock Island, and
Mrs. Uangart. of South Kock lajapu.
and an adopted daaghter, Emma
Kuth. The funeral will bo held at
i . v U.rrc
9 a. B. Jttonuay n - -church.
Tu tttatawr r
cnorallr cloud v weather, with oc
casional light rains; atationary tem
perature today, colder handay,
southerly winda, liecoming westerly.
D-.-nn..tlm oriirinates inthemor-
M4 condition of the blood. Hooda
8ariarilUi cure rheumaUsai Oct
ThcS:a BWiailrral far SText Tn Ow
f tract I. ueawral km. ; '
An estimate has been made on
what appear to be pretty good
authority that tons of steel
willbe required next year, for standard-gauge
requirements alone. The
requirements for street railways can
not be more than guessed at, but
they will apparently be very largely
in excess of the limits heretofore
reached. There is a stronger dis
position among railway authorities
to enter up in railway construction
than appsars on tbe surface, or in
print. Careful inquiry shows that
there is more mileage contemplated
than is given out to the public.
Whether much more railroad will be
built ncx. year is a matter which
cannot be determined for some time
yet. Conditions are ripening for a
great deal of new railroad I work, not
only in the region west of tbe Missis
sippi, but in the gulf and lake states.
. : Tlw RaU-aal DrotUr.-brnvM.
Grand Chief Arthur, of the Brother
hood of Locomotive Engineers, has
held that position for 17 years. His
salary is ,0J3 a year and expenses.
. E. Clark, grand chief of the Order
of Railway Conductors, receives
5.011 a year and his expenses.
Grand Master Sargent, of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen,
receives $4.(M) a year and expenses,
tirand Chief W'ilkerson, of the
Brotherhood of Trainmen. $4,0X) a
year and his expenses. 1. . Ram
say, grand chief of the Ordcf of
Telegraphers, receives f 3.5'JI a Tear
and his expenses. t John Wilson,
grand chief of the Switchmen's Mut
ual Aid association. fa.aO'J a year and
expenses. All of which goes to prove
that the position of grand chief is
something of a sinecure.
Iftarrf br the Ttr-Walkrv.
Locomotive 246 "is in the Chicago
hos for repairs.
I'assenger Agent Shoemaker, of the
B. & O.; was in the city yesterday.
There will be a slight change in
the Milwaukee time table Sunday.
The new sand house at the C. K.
I. & I round house has been started.
The 191 went to Horton. Kas., yes
terday, after being rebuilt at Chi
cago. The 49S and 49J are out of the Blue
Island shops, after undergoing re
pairs. Switch engine 13 is out of the Dav
enpjrt shops, after undergoing gen
x The tunnel at the C, K. I. it P., is
now completed, and a cinder floor is
eiug put in.
That new time card anticipated on
the Kock Island does not go into ef
W. II. Bowikcr of the "Q." oflieas,
is laying off on account of the sick
ness of his wife.
Engine 3..C. of the Kock Island, En
gineer (ieorgc Scott, is in the Daven
iort shops for repairs. ;.
Kobert Keppler. traveling passen
ger agent of the Nickel Plate, was in
Kock Island last evening.
Auditor K. II. Hudson is back a,
his desk in the Peoria offices, after a
few days' tussle with the gripe,
Thomas Bambriek of Orion, has
liecn working at B. A. Spanding'e
desk during tbe latter's tussle with
General Freight and Passenger
Agent Robert Stockhouse of tbe
Peoria, left for Chicago last evening
A change in the time table on the
"J."' will affect the Sterling trains
some. The uhaiige will probably
take effect Sunday.
Engineer Harry Horn, of the 145,
is laying off with a lame back, and
Jack Daly is guiding the 145 over
tbe road in his stead.
Night Yardmastcr P. Curtin. of
the C, K. I. & V.. has retdgncd his
postion. and Ucorgc Carter has bven
appointed in his place.
Freight train iG, leaving Kock Irel
and at 3:.1' p. ii., on the Kock l.-dand,
will hereafter carry passengers be
tween this city and Bureau.
Thomas Greene has accepted a po
sition as watchman in the C., K. I. &
I, yards, iu order to prevent the
wholesale hauling of coal from the
yards-- , .- , ,.. .
Conductor J. C. Cummins o! the
Milwaukee, is at San Francisco, at
tending the conductors1 convention.
ami Conductor J. 1. Carrigan is still
running his train.- , , 'is' '
I'. Grcenawall's smiling face is
seen in the l'eoria offices these days,
working at Charles LippincotVs
place. Mr. Lippincott. after lieing
taken to his home in Orion, suffered
with a relapse, and is now reported
as very sick with typhoid fever.
Engines 822 and HiW. from Good
land, Kan., arc now running on the
Illinois division on imnscriirrr- trains
3 and 4, of tho C, K. I. I'.. I The
8iM is James Griffin's old engine, but
on this division it is lieing fun- now
Mr II., troadbvnd, 4Qd Uid 22 by
William -Weber.- si KJidL ; "4)l0 ...
Attention, llufard Pat.
All comrades of Buford post are
commanded to be present at our next
meeting. I uesaay, lec. 12. .-iMtciid
business and nomination of oflienrs
for the ensning year. By order of -Wx.
Wm. A. Nonuis, Adjt.
aa W(t Cl Ma kot.
Tho best in the market anil mt Liw.
e it prices for December delivery, at
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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1893.
DUPED A BOY.
A Confidence Man Beats a Lad
Out of $25. .
GIVES HIM A W0STHLE83 GHECZ.
Btartla Vaadlaoa Mreta a Mm a Train
mail la Tafcaa la by Hlaa The Only Bra
win (la 1IJun Crt Mora HTa Bkmh
II. IMan't A-k.
Martin Vondixon, a lad about, 17
or 18 years old, while coming ia on a
train from Cedar Rapids yesterday,
became acquainted with a fellow
passenger of winning appearance, to
say nothing of his powers as a ling
uist. The boy's jonruey ended in
Davenport and the man's in Rock
Island, but it seems that before they
parted in Haven port the, boy said he
was in search of work, and the good
(?) man told him to call upon bin: at
the Rock Island house, and he would
give him a position. This morning,
bright atid early, the ijoV called at
tbe Kock Island house,and finding
the rtvan, the two proceeded tip
toward the Harper bouse. When on
the steps of the hotel the man turned
to the boy. an. I, la a very sociable
Say, have yon any money?"
Yes, sir; I have $25," said tbe
Well give it to nic, and take this
check back to the Kock Island house
and have it cashed."
The boy promptly gave him the
money, and took the clicvk to the lat
ter place to cash it. When be opened
it and found it was for $5. and was
drawn on Ctimmings & Co.. Ucs
Moines, and endorsed by John Brown
& Co. The check, of course, was
worthless, and upon being in forme 1
of this, the lad went to the Harper
honse. but the bird had flown, and
with him the f-J5.
Trlls !ltTriinb to the Pollrr.
The boy then proceeded to the po
lice station, and told Chief Sexton
and Officer Etzcl. of the manner in
which he had been duped, and search
for the man was at once made, hut
he could not be found. Officer Etr.cl
questioned the boy closely, and was
made acquainted with " the facts.
One question a-.s asked, upon the
officer seeing the boy's watch still in
his possession, as follows:
How docs it happen you didn't
give him your watch?"
Why. be didn't ask me for that."
Wonld vou have given it to him
if be had asked you?"-'.
Yes, I guess I would."
So from all appearances it seems
that the boy was so soft that bad the
man asked him for his clothes he
would have in all probability given
them to him.,
- Tbe confidence man is describod as
beiae of 'medium' height and build,
black full beard, black stilT hat, blue
eyes, blue punts with black stripe,
and gray overcoat. So far no trace
of him can be found. The police of
Davenport have lieemiotiticd, how
ever, and are on the hiokout for him.
t-r Police . ' (
William O'iiricn was was held in
fl,(K)J bonds to apjiear before the
January term of court, bv Magis
trate Schroeder yesterday ufternoo'r,
tor attempting to take Johnny Jones'
life. Looney & Kelly appear" for the
defence, and' Mate's" Attorney Searlc
for the prosecution.
Louis Hetter and Arthur Hurwig.
two young boys, were detected in
the act of stealjAjf pigeons from Dan
Kane, and he took them in custody
and turned them over to the police.
This morning 'Squire Schroeder
bound Hurwig over iu 50 bonds, and
young Hetter beiug too young was
let go. These boys are the ones who
have lnreu doing all the pigeon steal
Lillian Kennedy presented her
comedy-drama, She Couldn't Marry
Three," to a fair sized ntidience at
Harjicr's theatre last evening. CTUv
production contains many elements
of merit, and Miss Kennedy does rcrt
well in the leading role, aud the snp.
port last evening was passable.
Mr. Whiteside comes to this city
Monday in Shakespeare's tragedy,
Othello." His actin" is oniet."" sun.
gestivc, and when the occasion de-
u.iuvtp jrvj nn , uu ,nujn ins auuicnue
with the richness and strength of
his'volcc. With a rare intuition he
quickly preceived the folly of imita
tion, and the absurdity of rant. He
modeled his inpcrsoualion on the
line of natural acting. His judg
ment proved sound, for his work ha
been received bevoncl ovitonlation
thus linking his name as Booth's
Carina. KflVrta o a flight Hart.
Alfred Cook, who wa hurt in tha
railway accident near Marshfield. is still
in n )irecarious state. He is still deliri
ous and also totally blind from the blow
On his head, the only external mark of
which ia i bruise about ns lare as a
qnnrter. He iinaitfues that be is still
under the car and continually pleads
that his companion (who was but slightly
hurt) be taken out quickly., -He ia
worse hurt than I am. and I can wait,"
is the constant cry which shows the ma
ture of the man. He thinks they bar
been under the car three weeks and pro
tests against the delay and darkness,
which he attributes to bad management
on the part of tbe railroad company.
He does not realise that ho ia blind and
frequently asks why lanterns are not
procured. At times he imagines tho car
is settling down upon him and strag
gles to bold it up until ho sinks back ex
hausted. tat such rimes be has to no
aaad ha bmi-MUwrnak Jftozmd. '
'' 'COLLEGE CULLINQS.
The Pre t Term at Aaa;aataaa aaal Wlira
It Cloaca Noun.
The present term closes Thursday,
Dec 21. The spring term opens Jan.
10, 1894, with appropriate exercises
in college chapel. - At least 199 new
students 'are expected to be present
at the opening. This will swell the
annual enrollment to something over
530. Dr. Olsson will in all prol a
bility visit fes Moines, Stanton and
other cities in Iowa during the v ca
tion. ' --.: .., .'V
Frof. Bcrs-cll is still very low, but
is said to lie recovering slowly.
Tho executive committee from4die
board of trustees will meet next Fri
day, when calls to till the chairs of
Greek and Swedish will be issued.
These calls will be but temporary, as
.'h i synod's constitution requires that
all professorships in the college and
seminary shall be tilled by that body
at its annual meeting. This meeting
occurs at St. Peter. Minn., next June,
when the above cslis will in all proba
hilitVbcconfrm! and the prefosso: s
called, made crmaiicnt. A meeting
of all the mem tiers of the board of
trustees will take place on, Jan. 1C
1894. when a -general revision of 4-he
course will be proposed to that body.
That this will mark one of the most
important epochs in the history of
the college, is very evident.
llev. Ir. Sward, .president of the
synod, held preliminary entrance
examination with the junior mem Iters
:f the seminary lust Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday. The ex
imination resulted in the full admis
sion to membership of all the appli
cants, and the enrollment in the sem
inary now duiuIhts nearly 6i.
Christ inn Festival.
The lycenm will give a Christmas
festival in the college chapel Wednes
lay evening. Dee. 2J, when the fol
lowing excellent program will be
tr$mi Solo ....
!er ittrf.iu.... ,
V, rl Mil
, I h lodlo vn i
Iiua Larson, tnva Mra 1
1 of. GrlHih
V ollii S..lo
At i s .r.
Oifclogiie iio he ananct'd !? Ottu Ai d -'n
ar - Gra: d iuiru
it au.nj of I hrieima Stjry Luk :l-.
.- t n'l J xoerrcn
atorl syn. phony nank l.iiin-t.n
ieci a ion CUn- A Wju dVll
otig Uiand ex. r if
Admission free. All arc cordially
The Akgi s is pleased to learn of
the success of Prof. J. E. Gustus at
Angustana Business college. In ad
dition to having built up a flourish
ing commercial school, the professor
iias now organized an evening school
in business branches, which has an
enrollment f 50 students.'' There
ire hundreds of young men all over
the country who have attained prom
inent Ksitions in life by attending
just such schools. A practical edu
cation is of the greatest value, no
matter what may be the avocation of
THE TESTING MACHINE.
Strrnaou tffjtta to Lmlc One at Kork
Strenuous efforts are lieing Tuade
at Washington to secure the location
.it Hock Island arsenal of tho govern
ment teitirg machine for tension
and compression for government : nd
industrial uses. A bill has been in
troduced in the senate for the appro
priation of fiaO.O'JO for the purchase
and installation of this apparatus.
This machine is a costly and com
plex apparatus for the testing of the
strength of various substances and
materials, either under pull, sus
pended strain,' c.r pressure. It is
used by the government very exten
sively. All iron, brick and stone,
with other materials used in naval,
'artillery, ordnance or other con
struction, are put through tests of
these kinds. Beside the uses the
government makes of the machine it
is intended to be open to the testing
of materials for private individuais
and firms. Samples of paving bricks
are easily tested, and the number of
pounds per square inch required to
crush them is accurately registered.
Timbers that are exjiected to carry
great strains in bridge, and build
ings are tested iu the same manner.
Iron I-beams, columns, building
stones, rods and braces, etc., to the
end of an ' interminable list, all are
meat for the testing machiuc.
What It Will Mr in.
There are a number of small ma
chines of this sort in existence aud
use in this conntry.- but noqe, it is
understood as laig'r vllieient as
this one proposed for the arsenal.
Even tho smallest of these machines
is built to special order, a fact that
greatly increases its cost, which
would be much less for any single
apparatusif.it were only one of ninny
such turned out at a giveu shop, in
stead of being the only one. It will
be an easy mivtter to consume the
greater-part of a quarter of a mil I ion
of dollars in the construction and in
stalling of this great machine here.
After it is located it will be an added
advertisement of tbe arsenal and the
three' titles, and vi4l provJto be , in.
many ways well worth bating, aside
from its usefulness and convenience
to the manufacturers loeatod here.
Nat to B. Considered.
Mrs. phngwater (after an unusually
spirited engagement) Joedah, if we cant
get along in peace, we'd better separate.
Mr. Chngwater (shaking his head
monmfullr It wouldn't heln malum
any, Samantha, I can tell you rifcht
now jrou'd never get another man Wt
would endure your cooking as meekly aa
a ins i-ua.Bau inouBc. . v
Encouraged by the splendid response to our secl &Zz ct
OOtl V V RKKb RRKH OOOU
O aw V kc nnnn
v w . r. 1. KUK
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Our buyer went east again after more. Cash . doet'V
wonders these days and stacks of new Overcoat -
have arrived. We arc selling them cheaper than evetvr
50 Warm, durable Men's Ulsters worth $5.00 at t3.CS ,
50 Extra heavy, good wearing Chinchilla Overcoats worth t.S9 at 4.U
85 Fine dress Kersey Overcoats, made to sell at..., 12.00 at S.W'
200 Elegant, all-wool, line fitting, well made. Kersey, Boa- " w..'v
ver and Chinchilla Overcoats at $9.S and f 10.00. Not .
an Overcoat in the lot but what is worth 15.00. ' ' ; '
- New Roys Overcoats and Ulsters. . T '
New Children's Overcoats and Ulsters.
Bought cheap to be sold cheap.
Great bargains in Underwear, in Woolen Shirts, in Gloves and Mit
tens. Your money will go farther than ever at
Simon & Mosenfelder,
Rock Island House Corner.
Where they have but one price the lowest.
The finest line of
Sho-rs that were ever,
country. Here are
Men's TicadiJy Calf Hluchcr.
Men's Yale Cap Calf Bluchcr.
Men's Yale Calf Bluchcr.
Men's Yale Calf Congress.
Men's Yale Calf Balmoral.
Men's Columbia Calf Congress
Women's Kussian Calf Hand
Tjmcd Cork Sole Bluchcr. '
UOCK ISLAND, ILL.
WHAT TO BUY-
And Where to Buy It
In these Hard Times ours is the place to buy. v
Buy useful Gifts Gifts that are lasting.
What could be more appropriate than one of those
beautiful Carpet Sweepers your choice of 12 different
woods; an easy Rocker, a Table,1 a Sideboard, ' a 'China '
Closet, a Dinner Set, a I Ianging or Stand Lamp, a Music
Cabinet, a Desk, a Couch or a Parlor Suit, a Rug, a pret
ty pair of Portiers, a Carpet, a Steel, Range. , a Cook
Stove, a hard or soft coal Heating Stove, many others too !
numerous to mention. .
Ours is the place to get just what you want , ;
Terms easy at Cash Prices.
G. O. HUCK5TAEDT.
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C. F. DEWEND, Manager.
Upholstering done to order.
. , Telephone
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UNSKET OIL, WBITB UAD.CTO
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Ladies and Gentlemen's
seen in this part of the
a few of the different
Women's Cloth Top Hand Tura
ed Cork Sole Oxfords, just
the thing to wear with Orar
Women's plain and Tip Haad
' Turned Cork Sole Shoe, tta
only shoe that will aasara
dry feet, and lots of other
different styles, all of which
can be had in width front A
. to K, and all styles of Bab-
hers from S to W.
CASH STORE, 1712 Second Avenua
1809-1811 Secud Avenoe
Ojien evenings till 8 o'clock- '. V
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