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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1894.
On Tap everywhere.
Only Union labor employed.
The Rock Island Brewing. Company, success
ors to George Wagner's Atlantic Brewery, I.
Huber's City Brewery and Raible & Stengel's
Rock Island Brewery, as well as Julius Junge's
Bottling Works, has one of the most complete
Brewing establishments including Bottling de
partment in the country. The product is the
very best. Beer is bottled at the brewery and
delivered to any part of the tri-cities, and may
he ordered direct from the head offices on Mo
line avenue by Telephone.
Call for Rock Island
Brewing Co. Beer.
Adams Wall Paper Company,
310, 312 and 314 Twentieth street.
Birost .Store. Biggest took in the three cltios.
Trade With Adams
And You Will be Pleased.
With Extra Long Storm Proof Cape
'"ntlomon Mackintosh Box Costs.
Ladies' Mackintoshes - with plain
tallies' Mackintoshes with silk lined
Ladies' Mackintoshes with triple
Ladies' double-texture Mackintoshes
itli plain capes.
Ladies' double-texture Mackintoshes
ith triple silk-lined capes.
Misses' and Bojs' Mackintoshes.
M-n's and Bovs' Rubber Clothing of
Headquarters tor Rubber Goods.
Rubber Store, pi6one
WILSOU HA1GHT & CO.
207 Brady street, Davenport.
Vi .Of 1 .TfSh- V
The Fashionable Merehant Tailor
Has the most replete line of new patterns in imported
and domestic suitings in the city.
1707 J5EC::3 AVEEX
THE CRYING NEED.
The New Court House an Abso
PRESENT INADEQUATE QUARTERS.
The Committee on Public Expenditure on
the Mnhject The Deplorable mod Unlit
Condition of the Present County Build
ings An Appeal to the Taxpayers for the
Sake of the County's Pride and Good
This Daily Aug us of last Saturday
contained a review of the renort
made by the committee on Dublic
expenditures of the board of super
visors ut the conclusion of its labors
on that day. The committee, which
is composed of Supervisors Ford,
Case and Obersr, devoted itself main.
ly to the county property, and the
actual situation that confronts the
county as regards the present inade
quate and deplorable condition of the
buildings in Court House square.
The fact that should the proposition
to erect a new court house Iail to
carry through any possible means
and it can only be defeated bv the
neglect on the part of the citizens of
the county to vote on it on election
day means a vast expenditure of
money to put the present buildings
in shape for use, and then thev will
only answer the purpose of a
makeshift, is a convincing argument
in favor of the proposition to be sub
mitted to the people of the countv
on election day to issue bonds for
125,080 to erect a new buildinr.
That the project be successful, tbe
pride and dignity of tbe county.de-
nianus, to say nothing ol the imper
ative needs as tbe committee finds
them, the report of which speaks for
itself, and is therefore given in full.
It should be carefully read by every
citizen and taxpayer in the county.
To the Honorable Board of Super
visors Your committee on public
expenditures respectfully reports
that in view of the fact that your
honorable body has heretofore re
solved to build a new court house,
and have submitted the proposition
to be voted upon at the coming elec
tion, to issue county bonds to raise
the necessarv money to build said
court bouse; and particularly in
view of the absolute necessity the
countv will be under, in event that
said proposition to issue bonds
should at the coming election fail to
carry, it, your said committee, has
made a personal investigation of the
needs and requirements of the coun
ty in such contingency, and find the
following conditions and require
ments exist, to-wit:
Office In the Mew ISulldtnc Inadequate.
The offices of both the circuit clerk
and the county clerk, and more par
ticularly the vault room of each, are
absolutely inadequate for their nse,
and will have to be enlarged by the
building of an additional story to
their ollices; and the safety of the
priceless records of their respective
offices, imperatively demand that the
same be furnished with fire-proof
furnishings. And in this connection,
since the extension of the office room
and vault aforesaid, will necessitate
the building of a second story over
at least part of the building now oc
cupied by said clerks, it is your com
mittee's opinion that arrangements
had better be made at the same time,
for the erection of a second story
over the entire building now occu
pied by the said clerks, so as to pro
vide a court room for the county
court, and an office for the county
judge, neither of which are provided
for now, although the law positively
requires the same to be furnished by
tliM county, through vonr honorable
body. Notwithstanding the present
and growing needs of the county
court, its extensive and varied juris
diction, its probate jurisdiction alone
requiring that substantially all the
property of the whole county pass
under its supervision at least once in
every generation, and necessitating
the constant appearance before it of
all classes and conditions of our peo
ple; its large criminal jurisdiction;
its jurisdiction in insanity proceed
ings; in special assessment cases; in
a large class of civil cases, and many
kinds of business too numerous to
mention; yet it is provided with no
court room of its own, and has to 11 ee
from place to place, to hold court the
best it can; in the cramped, dirty
and miserable room known as the
superiors' room, when the board is
not in session; and in the circuit
court room when it is not in session;
and when both are in session, as hap
pens several times a year, being
without a habitation entirely, no
matter how pressing the demand for
its services, t urtnermore, the conn
ty judge is at present required to oc
cupy tbe same omce as the county
clerk, which subjects both him and
the people doing business with him,
to constant interruption and con
fusion from a continuous stream of
people around him, not only depriv
ing the judge and the people de
manding his attention, of all privacy,
which is so often desirable, but ren
dering it well nigh impossible to
transact the most ordinary business,
not to say anything of business re
quiring great care and attention.
By building such a second story, the
present needs of both clerks, and the
county court and judge, would be
provided for, but it would entail, ac
cording to careful estimates which
we have procured, a cost of from
10,000 to $14,000.
Connty oncers Compelled to Camp Ont.
In speaking of the necessities of
county officers, it seems entirely
proper for ns to also remind you of
what you, no doubt, are already
aware, that the lack of room In our
group of county buildings, common
ly called our court bouse, compels '
four of our county' officers to camp
out, so to speak; that is, provide
tnemseives with euices as best thev
ran and upon such terras as the
board dictate. Thev are the state's
attorney, one-half of whose expenses
is auowea oy ine county, amounting
to about 4150' per annum, and the
want of a permanent office and lack
of vault room most of the time,
causes, in the administration of that
office especially whenever the office
changes hands, great contusion, loss
of valuable papers subjection, to dan
gers from theft and fire, and in gen
eral, results in said expense to tbe
county as well as militates against an
efficient administration of that office.
no matter how able and careful the
incumbent of that office may be.
ibe county school superintend
ent's office costs about the same as
the state's attorney and lack of per
manent quarters causes about the
same degree of inconvenience, with
the additional inconvenience that to
secure office room large enough, be
has to share offices with someone
else, to bring his expenses within the
allowance made by the county, and
both he and those in attendance at
his office are required to transact
their business in confusion and
noise, and subject to great inconven
ience and interruption. Both the
coroner and county surveyor have no
offices at all, save such as they pro
cure themselves, and when the pub
lic have business with these officers
they can't find them at a public office
as they should, if properly housed in
a public building.
County Treasarer Isolated.
The county treasurer's office is is
olated and alone, and not only is it in
sum a position that it could be rob
bed with impunity, but has no vault
room whatever, so that the archives
of that important office are at the
mercy of the names; records that
could not be replaced, and the loss
of which would be a great and irre
parable loss and damage to tbe coun
ty. Some provision should be madc
for the security of his records, but.
if a new building is not built, your
committee is at a loss what to recom
mend as an adequate provision.
The Old Building Crumbling.
In addition to the remodeling o.'
the building occupied by the two
clerks, the center building or conn
house proper, will have to be, in the
interest both of safety and common
decency, extensively repaired and
renovated. We lind that one of the
walls is out of plumb and sags; the
roof and rafters are decayed be
yond possibility of repair and" to such
an extent that the water flows
through, practically unimpeded; and
as you all know, we have, in view of
the possibility, and as we hoped prob
ability, of the erection of a new
court house, refrained from repaper
ing, painting or otherwise repairing
the interior of said building for sev
eral years, so that its condition is
dirt', dilapidated, a positive dis
grace to the county, and has reached
a point that demands immediate ren
ovation. The total cost of repairing
sold center building, as estimated
by us, with the assistance of compe
tent contractors will be from f 2,000
to S3. 000.
As to the Jail Building.
It is perhaps unnecessary for us to
remind you that the county jail is io
not only a very unsanitary condition,
but is absolutely unsafe since the
grand jury, whose legal duty it is to
inspect the jail and make reports of
its condition, have condemned it;
but since its improvement in accord
ance with modern ideas would likelv
cost no less than $10,000 to $15,000.
your committee is unable to make
any recommendations concerning it.
Another improvement that ought to
be made now, and one that will
have to be made soon to take the
place of an extravagant and worn out
system, is a new heating apparatus.
The present one, owing to its defec
tive character as well as its great
distance from the points to be heat
ed, requires at least double the
amount of fuel that would be re
quired by a new and modern appar
tus to heat a new building of suffi
cient Bize for the transaction of the
Hope for the New Court Bouse.
In conclusion, we beg leave to ex
press the hope that the proposition
to build a new court house will meet
with favorable consideration at the
hand 8 of the people of the county at
the coming election; but if through
any cause they fail to appreciate the
necessities of building as we know
them, and also that from economical
standpoints, now is the most favor
able time for ns to build. We feel
constrained from a sense of our pub
lic duty as representatives of the
county, to recommend the making,
by yonr honorable board of the above
suggested improvements, much as
we regret to, inasmuch as it will, ac
cording to the lowest estimates of
contractors, involve an immediate
expenditure of from $12,000 to $17,
000 and still leave us an unsightly,
inconvenient and " incongrous group
of public buildings, the like of which
probably could not be found in tbe
backwoods counties in the lower end
of the state, and it is a standing dis
grace to a county of wealth, popula
tion and importance, -and which, no
matter how much repaired and
patched np, wilt before many years
collapse from sheer eld age.
" That Joyful reeUna;
With the exhilarating sense of re
newed health and strength and inter
nal cleanliness, which follows the
nse of Syrup of Figs, is unknown to
the lew who have not progressed be
yond the old time medicines and the
cheap substitutes sometimes offered,
but never accepted by tbe well in-orned.
M-a. Elisabeth M Bardett Pnaaea Away
tst E Teniae.
Death has relieved the sufferings
of Mrs. Elizabeth Burdett, who
passed peacefully away at her home
en the corner of First avenue and
Eleventh street, at 8:30 o'clock last
evening. The deceased was the widow
of the late William II.Burdett.who un
til a few years ago was president of the
Union Printing eompaoy. Since be
ing stricken with apoplexy on the
morning of Oct. 11, Mrs. Burdett has
been unable to move, the paralysis
which followed, gradually extending
to all the vital organs. She was
born in the City of liouglas. Isle of
Man, being 76 years, 9 months and 6
iUys old at the time of her death.
I be deceased leaves an estated val
ued at about $10,000,but has no heirs
in this country, all her relatives being
in the Isle of Man.
The funeral will take place from
the residence at 10 o'clock tomorrow
Mrs. Charles Benedict, of Blue
Springs, Iowa, died yesterday after
noon at the home of her parents. Mr.
aod Mrs. Spencer Wright, 822 Third
avenue, aged 38 years, surviving
only a few hours her infant which
as born at 9 o'clock in the morning.
The deceased came to this city a few
weeks ago to visit with her parents,
Lfer husband having sold out his bus
iness at Blue Springs, and had gone
west in search of a new location.
Her death is a great shock to her
many acquaintances of former years,
who will remember Mrs. Benedict as
Miss Annie Wright. In 1892 she was
married in Bock Island to Charles
Benedict, of Ix'banon, Kan., where
the couple resided for sometime, af
teward moving to Blue Springs,
Kan., at w hich place they made their
home until a few weeks ago, when
Mrs. Benedict came to visit with her
fulks. while her husband made ar
rangements for a new abode farther
west. The bereaved husband arrived
in the city this morning, and the fu-
ueral will be held at 2 o'clock tomor
row afternoon from the residence of
the deceased sister, Mrs. William II.
Stirr, 916 First avenue, mother and
rLild to be laid to rest in the same
Miss MarvSaelens, a Belgian vounir
i j .. . - "
iuiy, ageu i years, aiea at tbe home
f her parents on Forty-second street
at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
The funeral will be held from St.
Mary's Catholic church at 9 o'clock
Somewhat of an outing romance is
coauecled with a marriaire soon to
'.:ike place, so it is whisuered, the
.contracting parlies being a Second
avenue clerk and a down town vounr
lidy, who came from Germany last
spring to spend the summer with rel-
a ivesia this city. It was while the
family was camping on Vand ruff's
isiSDil that tbe young man, who nsed
to occasionally visit friends there.
enhanced a former slight acquaint
ance into a case of true love, and jer
suaded the young lady during the
many pleasant evenings spent nnder
i ne moonlight, inhaling the fra
grance of the woodland, to abandon
her contemplated return, remain on
this side of the briny deep, and be
come nis companion for life. Hence
A Pleasant Surprise.
a pieasant surprise was riven
(iust. Hammerquist last evening, the
bnppy event being the celebration of
his 2d uirtbday. About twenty-five
o( his iriends and well-wishers helped
him to enjoy the occasion. He was
presented with a beautiful gold
watch and chain, four boxes of
cigars, and many other beautiful
presents. Alter playing games, etc,
a bountiful supper 'was served by
Mrs. Bibb, and his lady friends,
which they all greatly enjoyed.
The following were present:
1 !! Bibb
E mer Nrlsra
Mrp H Jubwon
M is John Hatve
Mm A E Mnb
Mrs c C Clark
Killed Near Juliet.
The arrival of the fast mail from
Chicago at 7:31 this morning brought
fie news oi a terrible accident which
befell two men about 4 o'clock this
morning, who were walking alone
the tn.ck a couple of miles west of
Joliet. 1 he men were run down and
instantly killed by the train, bnt fur
ther information regarding the cir
cumstances of the accident cannot be
obtained. The names of the victims
have not yet been learned.
Iu the ears, sometimes a roaring,
buzzing sound, are caused by ca
turrh, that exceedingly disagreeable
and very common disease. Ioss of
smell or of hearing also result from
catarrh. Hood's Sarsaparilla, the
great blood purifier, is a peculiarly
successful remedy for this disease,
which it cores by purifying the
Hood's pills are the best after din.
ner pills, assist digestion, prevent
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Discount for cash, per ton 26
f unnel coal per ton C 00
Indiana block per ton 4 00
Kentucky lump per ton 4 26
Cartage added on less than ton or
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