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THE ABGUB. TUESDAY. JULY 28, 1896.
OF NO NECESSITY.
The Delay in the River Front
WASTESG TIME ON THE PBOJECT.
It's a Tie '
between the necktie depart
ment and the shirt stock just now. Both are
breaking all records in point of sales and it's hard
to tell which is the more popular department with
customers. Exclusive patterns, special induce
ments in price and the best assortment ol nobby
styles in town.
Don't buy that new suit until you see the
H. S. & M. kind.
TMs Lsbsl ci e Carmr r.t In
sura Perfect Fit ft mV'
and .Sat;fiction ttff
It stands for the best that
Monty Cm lity or Skill
Our July Clearance Sale
OlTf r.t .in cxcrllcnt opportunity to invest at a
nrw ratio viz: 2 to i.
Men's all wool suits
Men's all wool pants
Boys' suits, sizes 4 to
. - - 2.50
I 5, 98c, $ 1 .50 and 2.50
ll.Utf.iins In Underwear, Straw Hats, Negligee
Shirts, etc. All summer goods have to go.
Cfmnn X. HIrkccnflrifr U fi uch additional
hJfffflSIf -V i'ltiJWflllIUVI niavbeafter?
Council 14 Favorable to It and Lounr
Ilrsltaucy Merely Invites Complications
The Ttlmlul Compuj' Virion En
terprises. Why does the council hesitate on
the river front improvement?"
1 hia was the question put to ai
Aunt's representative this niorniog
fy a citizen who keeps track of tub.
l.o improvements, and the addressed
admitting that he could not present
an answer, the interrogator contin
ued: "What I cannot understand is
that with the majority of the coun
cil favorable to the project, as the
esse seems indisputably to be, why
there should be so much putting off
from time to time and from one
meeting to another. Every irregu
larity that may no- stand in the
way oi the improvement could ie
wiped away and the work advanc-ed
at a single meeting, as I.hope to fee it
done at the next session of the mu
1 know of some of the rompliea
Hons that have arisen in the past,
and I know of so mo of the influences
that are at work to kill this levee
improvement. I know of unneces
sary delay on the part of some of the
salaried city oiiiciais in tms matter,
and on this account admire the-way
the aldermen have stuck to this pro
ject. It is a hapry thought to know
that the majority of the council
standby the undertaking, but why
further delay? The Rock Island
council is making history in this
river front business. The time. will
come when every present member
of the council whn favors this en
terprise will be proud of it and every
one who opposes it will see the error
of his ways, and if he does not see
it there are plenty of people in Kock
Island who will keep it before him
until he does.
As to the Terminal Company.
So about this terminal com
pany's various enterprises, 1 -am in
the first place a friend of the termi
nal company; I bolieve in encourag
ing it, but this thing of delaying im
provements of a vital nature nntil
it suits the convenience of these joint
corporations now seeking rights on
the levee, is all bosh. Are we to
wait au indefinite time to go ahead
with our improvements until the
terminal company or its ally is
read 1 to lay tracks or avail itself of
the privileges it has there, or mitil
rights as it
WANT OFFICE RETAINED.
Dialers Pettttaa the Government Con
cerning the Hereon Change. .
There was a meeting of wholesale
liquor dealers and cigar manufactur
ers last night at J. E. Lemonfe of
fice in Bnford block, and the situa
tion apropos of the discontinuance of
the deputy stamp collector's office
thoroughly discussed. A. Liitt was
elected .chairman and Meyer Loeb
secretary. A committee composed
of Otto" Huber. Henry Lemburg.
Meyer Loeb, I. S. White, Capt. J.
M. 'Biardaley and A. Liitt was ap
pointed to draw np a petition to' be
forwarded to the proper authorities
at Washington, setting forth the
great inconvenience and loss the
change occasions to the city and the
dealers, and praying that the olliee
might be continued. A ' telegram
was sent lion. Ben T. Cable asking
him to use his influence in the dealers'1
The committee drew up the peti
tion today. It is claimed that 25,
00 1 gallons of liquor are disposed of
each month by Kock Inland dealers;
that much of this business is done
with home retailers and those in
nearby lowns and that if it would be
necessary to send to l'eoria, as the
change requires, for each stamp, a
great volume of the business will be
lost and will go to other places
DEWDROP TILL ROB&ED.
Condition of Some of the
Water in Rock Island,
SESTJLT OF THE ANALYTICAL TIST
Let us meet these questions as
they come up. Let us put in the
levee improvement and adjust it to
present circumstances and let what
I conies after adjust itself Id condi
tions that then prevail. We are
building for the present as well as
AUK EASY TO SELECT FROM
TIIK LARGE ASSORTMENT OK
BEAUTIFUL IMPORTED VASES. P.IUC-A UUAC.
AMfTIIE MANY HANDSOME AKTICLES IN
OUt STOCK. WE CAN SUIT EVERYONE'S
II. D. FOLSOM, Jeweler.
1703 Second Avenue.
8E1VER8 Jc ANDERSON
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS.
AU ktaito f asrpealaf
Seseral JoMuax dona oa baft settee
sad satisfaction marnaua
OfFr and Shoo ?t TwaUla trt
Allen. Mvers & Company
Agents for the Celebrated
Contractors for all kinds of Heating Apparatus,
Plumbing and Gas Fitting. First class work
only, and at the lowest p. Ices.
Opposite Harper House.
1821 SECOXD 1VL
Camp Slocum is peopled by C. A.
Peterson and family of Oalesbur
Camp McKinley left the White
City Friday, after having camped for
Mits Minnie Icmbnrg, of Kock
Island, visited Miss Marie Konoskv
at Camp Locust last week.
Visitors at Camp Sylvan Saturday
and Sunday were I'aul Otto and Miss
Nettie Otto, of Chicago, and Ed Otto,
of Kock Island.
Molino's Naval Reserves, of the
Second battalion. I. N. M.. have gone
into camp at Camp Logan, near
Waukrgan, Lake Michigan.
Hnbber Neck camp broke up last
Monday and its inhabitants returned
home. Their many friends and
camp associates regretted seeing
Tho hovs of Camp Paradise Alley
marched to Camp Locust rridav eve
ning and gave a very tine entertain
ment. A large crowd of visitors and
campers were present and all gath
ered around a huge log lire and sang
the songs of long ago accompanied
by the strains of mandolin and
faradise Alley is the appropriate
titlo of a camp on the west point of
the inland. Norman Woodin and
Miss Margaret Mitchell, of Kock Isl
and, gave the boys a rail Friday
evening. Otto Corken, of Kock Inl
and, visited the camp Sunday. Mor
ris WiU-her was also on the register
(or Sunday s dinner.
Eagle ramp was taken in charge
Saturday evening by tha following
Kock Island laities: Misses Lizzie,
Marguerite and Catharine Antony
Miss Alma llelpenstell and the Misses
Barbara and Mary Hammar. The
boys seemed to be very happy as
long as they had no dishes to wash
Miss A'.uia licllpcnstell and Miss
Lizzie Antony claim the ho&nrs for
the best lady fishers on the island
Kept It tulet.
There was a marriage celebrated
down in Missouri .last September in
which two people from this city were
the principals, which has just'begun
to leak ont. Kobert w llliams, yard
master ia the Kock Island & Peoria
yards here, took a trip to Hanians-
viiie. Mo., about ten months ago
He soon returned but made no one
the wisr of the happy event which
bad occurred. Mrs. Isabella nil
Hams, of this city, was making an
extended visit to Jier mother, when
Mr. w illiams came ont there,
The conple went to Bolivar, Mo.
where they were married by Rev. R-
Hamson, of the xirst Baptist church
Recently Mrs. Kobert w imams ar
rived in the city.. And Robert's well
kept secret was made known.
Job at a Seventeenth Street Ealoou Last
Some nervy individual sauntered
into the Dewdrop saloon last even
ing while the proprietor was in the
cellar replenishing one of the liquor
receptacles and robbed the money
rawer and decamped without mag-
enough noise to arouse the man
The Dewdrop saloon is located on
the cast side of Seventeenth between
First and Second avenues a well
ightcd and lively locality. The till
contained about $10. No trace of the
unicer's Poor Eye.
A r-niooth-faccd Second avenue bus-
ncs man came into the court room
during the progress of the pickpoek
et trial the other day and took a
seat among the largo crowd ol spec
tators. He was neatly dressed and
appeared very much interested in
what transpired between witnesses
The deputy from Ihn sheriff's of
e, who has resided here long
enough to know nearly every one in
the city and who occupies a seat in
front of the judge's rostrum while
court is in session, began eyeing the
ate arrival, tinaliy he employed
toe assistance 01 his eye glasses.
Yet he seemed unsatislied. He fle
eted aroung awhile. Then he medi
tated; took another long glance at
the Second avenue man, sizing him
up from head to toe, then gave it
up. It was evident that something
was bothering him. Finally he sum
moned a gentleman and whispered
in his ear. He was answered softly
he looked, aronnd at the man again
and then his face took on the ap
pearance of an aged beet.
ihe man who was made the object
or the omccr's pien ing glances has
livrd here nearly all his life and
owns property in the city. The offi
cer would probably have made .an
arrest but that he was enlightened
by a man who lives outside the city
at least the smooth-laced man was
Iton't Know What to Think.
Chief Etzel don't know what to
think about the robberies which
have been occurring with such un
usual frequency in Kock Island of
late. He says all the attaches of the
department have kept their lamps
brightened since the first visitation
of the midnight maaraders, but have
been unable thus far to land any of
But we'll get 'em yet," the chief
said. "I hardly know what to say as
to wuo is doing the so jobs; but
hardly believe that outsiders are re'
sponsible, for all the work that has
been done. Anybow.it looks as though
people pretty well acquainted with
affairs had been taking a hand."
Wants a Divorce.
Mrs. tiizaDetn a. 1 rice has com
tnenced proceedings for a divorce
gainst 1 nomas 1 rice. She accuses
him of drunkenness.
They were married in January of
ls91, Mrs. Price avers, and they got
long all right for about lour years,
when she savs her husnand tell prey
to the influence of intoxicating
beverages, and that he became such
a drunkard that it was impossible to
live with him any longer; so in Sep'
temoer 01 iswo sue leit mm.
John Kyan was assessed $5 and
costs for drunkenness. He could
not pay and went to jail. Kyan was
suspected of having stolen two coats
down town, but no such charge was
preierrea against mm.
The case of assault and battery
against Charles and Frederick
Schafer. preferred by Benjaman DHL
was dismissed by Magistrate Schroe-
der yesterday afternoon.
O. 5. Grnbe, accused of stealing
L banes rarker s scotch terrier, was
given a hearing in the police conrt
yesterday afternoon and the case was
A Child Enjoys
The pleasant flavor, gentle action
ana soothing erect 01 Syrup ol Figs
when in need of a laxative, and if
the fattier or mother be costive or
bilious, the most gratifying results
follow its nse; to that it is the best
family remedy known and every Yam
uy abonia nave a bottle.. ,
Artesian Is All Right. Klver Ia Good, bnt
Kume of tha Soaroca ot Supply Should
Be Filled l -Email ot an Important
Last evening Health Commissioner
M. Sala received the analysis of
the samples of water taken from the
various sources of supply in Rock
Island and sent to Trcf. A. W. Pal
mer, of the state university at Cham
paign. The chemical examination
pplied to seven samples, three from
the wattr pumped from the river,
one from the Mitchell & Lynde arte.
lan well, one from a well on first
avenue and Ninth street, one from a
well at 5 716 Sixth avenue, and on
from the well on the conrt house
grounds. The result is to reestab
lish the dangers in the use of well
water and to sustain the warnings so
frequently made by the leading
physicians of Rock Island is this re
gard. The ordinary well upon which
great many of our people rely Is
found to be a curse, and if two of
the wells whose supply has under,
gone inspection are to afford a cri
terion most of those throughout the
ity should be filled up and their
use discontinued in the interest of
public health. The tne on Ninth
street and First avenue and the one
oa Sixth avenue -near Twenty-sev.
enth were found to ba polluted with
poison as deadly to the ty n sys
tem as could be imagip' xdence
of sewage and draii' y&m ani
mal refuse being tant. The
court house well is I tn a particn
larlv alarming condition, although
there were traces of draining of veg
etable matter, and this will be inves
tigated. The artesian water from
the Mitchell & Lvnde well was
awarded the palm lir purity. It
was shown to be the best of all.
The ltlver Water.
The river water test was very sat
sfuctory. The sample taken from
the river lust belore the water en
ters the intake pipe showed it to lie
comparatively frvc from contamina
tinn. lhat as it had passed through
the pipe was of course about the
same, while nfter it had gone
through the lilter was greatly im
proved and in it wore fcund no el
ments 01 danger to those consuming
it. Still Dr. Sala holds that there
should be no abatement of the pre
cautions many have taken 01 late in
boiling ail water consumed, ibis is
the safest and surest way to destrey
the possible existence of typhoid
1 be analysis ought to serve as
solemn warning to people to avoid
well water. While the city should
at the earliest possible opportunity
extend its river water supply, it
should likewise increase the filtering
capacity at the works. The system
has grown so extensively since the
one presented by Mr. Cable, and af'
terward enlarged by him," was put in
that it is now inadequate to thor
oughly cleanse more than half the
water that goes into the city mains
But people should make the best
of the circumstances they are inland
Kock Island is by no means as badly
on as many other cities and be care
lul about what water they use.
Feed the Nerves
Upon pure, rich blood and von need
not fear nervous prostration. Nerves
are weak when they are improperly
and insufliciently nourished. Pure
blood is their proper food, and pure
blood comes by taking Hood s Sarsa
parilla, which is the greatest and
best nerve tonic, it also builds up
the whole svstom.
Hood's Pills, the favorite family
cathartic, easy to take easy to oper
18X6 Ten Tear Guarantee I8U0.
I will replace free all work that
have done during- the past l' years
that is not satisfactory. -
(J. M. Bakcock,
1725 Second avenue,
$2 Shirt Waists for 68c
The greatest shirt waist sensation
this season has 6howu swell crea
tions gathered from the best makers
of ladies' shirt waists, goods now in
the heiclit of fashion; detached col
lars, full fronts, lawns, dimities,
linens, etc.. etc. All go at the ab
urd low price 4S cents; worth $1.60.
tl.6S, $1.75 and $2, all all. all for 68
cents. At 39 cents, new shirt waiat.
worth $1 and $1 25. choice 39 cents.
Surplusage in Ladies1 Cotton Un
dergarments to lie closed out this
week, too many ladies night gowns,
will be marked" still lower this week,
some numbers of ladies' cambric and
muslin drawers, we bought too many.
This week they go'at a -aacrilio to
close them quick. We shall name
a lot of interesting orices in these
goods which you should not tail to
know all about. (Main stairway,
That's What you ought
to do in order to satisfy
yourself that what wo
say is true. We are
anxious that the public
should know that we
carry a pure, wholesome
line ot goods that
Can be Relied Upon.
In addition, anything
that is seasonable ran
lie found at our store.
Prices are as low as can
be put on good goods, so
that we fear no compe
tition if the public will
take quality into consid
eration. Remember onr
service is prompt and
MM Fiftk Ae. Phone lit.
To call sharp and quick attention
to our great bargains in our millin
ery .department we will trim free ot
charge ail bats and bonnets bought
of ns this week except Saturday for
hve days everything tree from
cheapest to best.
our r.iarked down closing prices
are the lowest wo have ever made,
and in addition to this you can have
your trimming done gratis. There
are evident advantages for early
All our costomers are served free
with Sprague. Warner & Co's.
cherry phosphates and root beer; de
licious drinks, try them and you'll
Silk Mitt Surplusage
will be reduced this week, six days,
six of these prices.
Ail silk mitt from 62c to $1 this
week, six days, at &0c.
All silk mitts at S8c. 42c. 50c and
58c, the next six daysonr pick for
35c. Those at 25c and 22c we will
sell this week at 15c. and a small lot
ot 18c and 20o mitts, take them along
aiiuc. isargains not to be repeated
or found elrewhere.
For 25c, new shirt waists, worth
75c, 89c and 98c, choice only 25c.
$1 Chamois gloves 68c.
10 dozen ladies 4 .button white
chamois gloves, guaranteed to wash,
worth 68c, at 38c. Taffeta ribbons
12Ac. Fine navy and black stripe,
5-inch taffeta ribbons, value 25c to
38c, while they last go at 12c.
1720, 1722, 1724, 1726, and 1728 Second Avenue.
Boys' Knee Pant
Suitsat Infants' Prlces
In order to make room for winter clothing.
We have marked down the balance of Knee
i Pant Suits regardless of the cost.
LOT 1 -SI 93. $1 88, $1 50. $1 35 SUITS $1.29
ihOT 2-$2.75, $2 50. $2 25, $200 SUITS -$1.75 J
LOT 3-$2.95, $2 75, $3, $2 68, $2.50 SUITS $1.99 J
LOT 4-$3 50 and $3 25 SUITS - $2.50
3 T OX i tiO? A AA OK CIMTC tOAA'
f yxw, r-x uuuu - 4)J.VU I
will prove what is ad-
Sommers & LaVelle
1804 Second Avenue.
We y are now
A Rock Island Court I louse
Come, boy your Shoes of ns and get
one of these soooni.
Ever bod t ont?ht to Lata one.
W it I VI VI I aT O
CENTRAL SHOE STORE. - ' - - 1711 SECOND AVENUE
Headquarters for Footwear at Lowest Prices.
OCCUR TO YOU THAT PERHAPS YOU HAVE NOT
ALWAYS MADE PROFITABLE PURCHASES BECAUSE
YOU HAD NOT SEES WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER.,
OUR STOCK IS COMPLETE AND OUR
PRICES -A-IRIE RIGHT.
. WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY OF ALL KINDS AND
SKILLED WATCH REPAIRING A SPECIALTY.