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THE ARGUB, TUESDAY, JULY 23, 1896.
OF NO NECESSITY.
he Delay in the River Front
WASTEJG TIME 05 THE PE0JE0T.
It's a Tie
- -:- between the necktie depart
ment and the shirt stock just now. Both arc
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 of nobby
styles in town.
Don't buy that new suit until you sec the
H. S. & M. kind.
TM Ltbsl on 0 Gormrr.t lit.
turs Perfect Fit fc"
and .Satisfaction as"" j
It aland for the bt that
Money Can luy er Skill
Our July Clearance Sale
Offer an cxcrllont opportunity to invest
n w ratio viz: 2 to t.
Men's all wool suits
Mori's all wool pants
Boys' suits, sizes 4 to
- - - 2.50
I 5. 98c. $ 1 .50 and 2.50
l..r.iins In Underwear, Straw Hats, Negligee
Shirts, etc. All summer goods have to go.
Simon & Mosenfelden
AUK F.ASY TO SKI.KCT FROM
I UK LAKUK ASSORTMENT OF
so un sii.ykkwaiu.
IlKAirUFlTI. IMPOUTKH VASKS. NKIC-A HKAO,
ANUTIIK MANY HANDSOME AKTICI.KS IN
OH STOCK. WE CAN SUM" EVERYONE'S
II. D. VOLSOM, Jeweler.
1703 Second Avenue.
8EIVER8 & ANDERSON
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS.
All kind of earpaatar
OWini and Shop 711 Twelfth treat
Secersl JoMUbr dona oa f boit notice
and aUtfacllou riaraoien
Allen. Mvers & Company
Agent for the Cele
Coutractora for all kinds of Heating Apparatus,
Plumbing and Gas Fitting. First class work
only, and at the lowest p. Ices.
Opposite florper House
1821 SECOSD ATE.
WANT OFFICE RETAINED.
ouncll I Favorable to It and Lounr
Hraltauey Merely Invitee Complication
Tha Teimlnal Company' Varlone La-
Why does the council .hesitate on
the river (runt improvement?"
J his was the question put to :il
An u s representative this morning
y a citizen who keeps track of r,ub.
s improvements, and the addressed
admitting that he could not present
q answer, the interrogator contia
ned: bat I cannot understand is
that with the majority of the coun
cil favorable to the project, as the
ee seems indisputably to be. whv
there should be so much putting otl
from time to time and from one
meeting to another. Kverv irregu
larity that may now stand in the
way of the improvement could be
wiped away and the work advanced
at a single meeting, as I. hope to ree it
one at the next session 01 the niu
I know of some of the eompliea-
ons that have arisen in the past
and I know of some of the inlluenccs
that are at work to kill this levee
mprovement. I know of unneces
sary delay on the part of soma of the
salaried city omciais in tms matter,
and on this account admire me-way
he aldermen have stuck to this pro
ject. It is a happy thought to know
hat the majority of the council
standby the undertaking, but why
further delay? The Rock Island!
council is making historv in this
river front business. The time will-
come when every present member
of the council who favors this en
terprise will be proud of it and every
one who oppose it will see the error
of bis ways, and if bo does not see
t there are plenty of people in Kock
Inland who will keep it before him
until he does.
A to the Terminal Company.
Now about this terminal com
pany's various enterprises, 1 -am in
the lirst place friend of the termi
nal company; I believe 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 r to lay tracks or avail itself of
the privileges it has there, or niit.l
it gets such additional rights as it
may be alter?
Let us meet these questions as
they come up. Let us put in the
levee improvement ami adjust it to
present circumstances and let what
comes alter adjust itself ti5 condi
tions that then prevail. We are
building for the present as well as
Dialer retlttoa tha Government
eernlac the K.vpnue Change.
There was a meeting of wholesale
liquor dealers and cigar manufactur
ers last night at J. E. Lamonfa of
fice in Bnford block, and the situa
tion apropos of the discontinuance of
the deputy 6tamp collector's office
thoroughly discussed. A. Liitt was
elected, chairman and Meyer Loeb
secretary. A committee composed
of Otto Huber. Henry Lemburg,
MeyeiLoeb, I. S. White, Capt, J.
M. "lieardsley and A. Liitt was ap
pointed to draw up 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 office
might be continued. A telegram
was sent Hon. Ben T. Cable asking
him to use his influence in the dealers'
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 Island dealers;
that much of this business is done
with home retailers and those in
nearby towns and that if it would be
necessary to send to Peoria, as the
change requires, for each stamp, a
great volume of the business will be
loot and will go to other places
DEWDROP TILL ROB&ED.
Condition of Some of the Well
Water in Rock Island.
EESTJLT OF THE ANALYTICAL TIST
Camp Slocum is peopled by C. A.
Peterson and family of (ialesburg.
Camp McKinlcy left the White
City Friday, after having camped for
Miss Minnie Imbnrg, of Kock
Island, visited Miss Mric Konoskv
at Camp Locust last week.
lsitors at Camp Sylvan Saturday
and Sunday were, l'aul Otto and Miss
Nettie Otto, of Chicago, and VA Otto,
of Uoek Island.
Molinc's Naval Kescrvcs. of the
Second battalion, I. N. M., have gone
into camp at Camp Logan, near
Waukrgan. Lake Michigan.
Rubber Neck camp broke up last
Monday and its inhabitants returned
home. I heir many friends and
camp associates regretted seeing
Tbe bovs of tamp l'araaise Alley
marched to Camp Locust Friday eve
ning and gave a very tine entertain
me nt- A large crowd of visitors and
campers were present and all gath
red around a huge log lire and sang
the songs of long ago accompanied
by the strains of mandolin and
Paradise Alley is the appropriate
title of a camp on tbe west point of
the island. Norman Woodin and
Miss Margaret Mitchell, of Kock Isl
and, gave the boys a call Friday
evening. Otto Corken, of Kock Isl
and, visited the camp Sunday. Mor
ris ileher was also on tbe register
for Sunday s dinner.
Kaglc camp was taken in charge
Saturday evening by tha following
Kiofc Island ladies: Misses Lizzie
Marguerite and Catharine Antony,
Miss Alma Helpenstell and the Mioses
I tar bar a and Mary Hammar. The
lxy seemed to be very happy as
long as tbey bad no dishes to wash
Miss Alma Ilellpenstcll and Miss
Lizzie Antony claim the honors for
tbe best lady fishers on the island
Kept It Unlet.
There was a marriage celebrated
down in Missouri last September in
which two people from this city were
tbe principals, which has just begun
to leak out. Kobert w llliams. yard
matter ia the Kock Island & Peoria
yards here, took a trip to Humans-
vine. Mo., about ten months ago
He soon returned but made no one
the wiser of the happy event which
had occurred. Mrs. 'Isabella Wil
Iiaros. of this city, was making an
extended visit to iier mother, when
Mr. Williams came out there
The ronple went to Bolivar, Mo.,
where they were married by Key. R.
Harrison, 01 tbe r irst Baptist ennrch.
Recently Mrs. Robert Williams ar
rived in the city- And Robert's well
kept secret was made known.
Jub at a Seventeenth Street Ealoon Last
Some nervy individual sauntered
into the Dawdrop saloon last even
ing while the proprietor was in the
cellar replenishing one of the liquor
receptacles and robbed tbe money
drawer and decamped without ma
ing enouirh noise to arouse the man
The Dewdrop saloon is located on
the cast sido of Seventeenth between
First and Second avenues a well
lightctl and lively locality. The till
contained about $10. No trace of the
ott leer's Poor Eye.
A smooth-faced Second avenue bus
ltiest man came into the court room
during the progress of the pick pock
ets 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
6e, 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
inte arrival, finally he employed
the assistance of his eye glasses.
Yet he seemed unsatisfied. He tig
eted aroung awhile. Then he medi-
ta'ed; took another long glance at
the Second avenue man, sizing him
up fcom 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. lie was answered ooftly;
lie looked around at the man again
and then his face took on the ap
pearance of an aged beet.
I he man who was made the objc3t
01 the officer's pier ing glances has
livfd hero 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 tbe smooth-faced man was
Ion't Know What to Think.
Chief Kt.cl 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 hrst visitation
of tbe midnight manraders, 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 who is doing these jobs; but I
hardly believe that outsiders are re
sponsible, for all the work that has
been done. Anyhow.it looks as though
people pretty well acquainted with
affairs had been taking a hand."
Wants a Divorce.
Mrs. t.iizaoeth A. J'rice has com
rnenced proceedings for a divorce
against 1 nomas rrice. jsne accuses
him of drunkenness.
They were married in January of
ls91, Mrs. Price avers, and they got
long all right for about four years
when she says her husband fell 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
temper 01 10 sne leit turn.
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
prererrea agamsi mm.
The case of assault and battery
against Charles and Frederick
Schafer. preferred by Benjamaa Dill
was dismissed by Magistrate Schroe.
der yesterday afternoon.
O. 5. Grube, accused of atealing
ibariei farter s scotch terrier, was
given a bearing in the police court
yesterday afternoon and the case was
A Child Kajoya
The pleasant flavor, gentle action
ana soothing erect of Syrup of Figs
when in need of a laxative, and if
tbe fatber or mother be costive cr
bilious, the most gratifying result!
follow its use; so that it is the best
family remedy known and every Yam
uy anonia nave a Dottle.
Artesian Is All Right. KWer Ia Good, bat
Kome of tha Source. o( Snpply Should
Be Filled lp -Remit ol 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 Prof. A. W. Pal
mer, of the state University at Cham
paign. The chemical examination
applied to seven samples, three from
the wattr pumped from the river,
one from the Mitchell & Lynde arte
sian 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 court house
grounds. The result is to reestab
ish the dangers in tbe 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
a great many of our people rely Is
fonnd to be a curse, and if two of
the wells whose supply has under
gone inspection are to afford a cri
teriun most of those throughout the
city should be filled up and their
use discontinued in the interest of
public health. The one on Ninth
street and F'irst avenue and the one
oa Sixth avenue -near Twenty-sev
enth were found to ba polluted with
poison as deadly to the human sys
tem as could be imagined, evidence
of sewage and drainage from ani.
mal refuse being abundant. The
court house well is not in a particn
larlv alarming condition, although
there were traces of draining of veg.
etable matter, and this will be inves
tigatvd. The artesian water from
the Mitchell & Lynde well was
awarded the palm tor purity. It
was shown to be the best of all.
The Hirer Water.
The river water test was very sat
isfdetory. The sample taken from
the river just before the water en
ters the intake pipe showed it to be
comparatively free from contamina
tion. That as it had passed through
the pipe was of course about the
same, whilo after it had gone
through the filter was greatly im
prove and in it wore fcund no ele
mcnts of danger to those consuming
it. Still Or. Sala holds that there
should be no abatement of the pre
cautions many have taken of late in
boiling all water consumed. Itiis is
the safest and surest way to destroy
the possible existence of typhoid
lbe 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 halt the
water that goes into the city mains.
Bnt people should make the best
of the circumstances they are in-and
Kock Island is by no means as badly
off as many other cities and be care
ful about what water they use.
Feed tha Nervee
Upon pure, rich blood and vou need
not fear nervous prostration. Nerves
are weak when they are improperly
and insufficiently 'nourished. Pure
blood is their proper food, and pure
blood comes by taking Hood's Sarsa-
panlla, which is the greatest and
best nerve tonic. It also builds up
tbe whole svstom.
Hood's Pills, the favorite family
cathartic, easy to take easy to oper
$2 Shirt Waists for 68c
The greatest shirt waist aonc.iii.
this season has shown swell rre-
tions gathered from the be9t makera
of ladies' shirt waists, mnli nne in
the height of fashion; detached col
lars, full fronts, lawns, dimitiea
linens, etc.. etc. All eo at the ab
surd low price i!8 cent; worth tl Sft
tl.6S, I1V5 and S2. all all. all for 68
cents. At 30 cents, new shirt waiatt.
worth tl and fl 25. choice 39 cents.
1886 Ten Year Guarantee 18U.
I will replace free all work that I
have done during- the past 10- years
that is not satisfactory. -
(J. M. Babcock,
1725 Second avenue,
That's What yon 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 of goods that
Can be Relied Upon.
In addition, anything
that is seasonable can
be 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
I. 1 Uc DOUALD
SIM rutk Ave. Phone 1114.
Surplusage in Ladies' Cotton Un
dergarments to "be 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.
lhis week they go'at a oaeriGoe to
close them quick. We shall name
a lot of interesting prices in these
goods which you should not fail to
know all about. (Main stairway,
To call sharp and quick attention
to our great bargains in our millin
ery -department we will trim free of
charge all bats and bonnets bought
of as this week except Saturday for
five days everything free from
cheapest to best.
Our marked down closing prices
are the lowest we 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.
All silk mttta from 62c to tl this
week, six days, at .SOc.
All silk mitts at 88c, 42c, 60o and
58c. the next six daysyour pick for
S5c. Those at 25c and 22c we will
sell this week at 15c, and a small lot
of 18c and 20o mitts, take them along
at 10c. Bargains not to be repeated
or found ehewhere.
For 25c, new shirt waists, worth
75c, 89c and 98c, choice only 25c.
tl Chamois gloves 6Sc.
10 dozen ladies 4 -button white
chamois gloves, guaranteed to wash,
worth 68c, at 38c. Taffeta ribbons
121c. Fine navy and black stripe,
5-inch taffeta ribbons, value 25c to
38c, while they last go at 12 o.
1720, 1722, 1724, 172G, and 1728 Second Avenue.
Suitsat Infants9 Prices
In order to make room for winter clothing.
We have marked down the balance of Knee
Pant Suits regardless of the cost.
, , . . . , , ,
LOT 1 -$1 98, $1 88, $1 50. $1 35 SUITS $1.29
LOT 2-$2.75, $250. $225, $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 f
TOT k A on A nn Cii oc ciiftc ro rv
An Inspection will prove what is advertised.
Sommers & LaVelle
i 1804 Second Avenue.
We y are now giving away
A Rock Island Court House
Come, bay your Shoes of os and get
one of these spoons.
Everybody onght to have one.
CENTRAL SHOE STOKE. - ' - - 1711 SECOND AVENUE
Headquarters for Footwear at Lowest Prices.
piD IT EVER
OCCUR TO YOU THAT PERHAPS YOU HAVE NOT
ALWAYS MADE PROFITABLE PURCHASES BECAUSE
YOU HAD NOT SEEN WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER.,
OUR STOCK IS COMPLETE AND OUR
PRICES .AJRE BIGHT.
WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY OF ALL KINDS AND
SKILLED WATCH REPAIRING A SPECIALTY.