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THE ABGTJ8. TUE8DAT, BCEUBim 15, 1896.
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MORE SEWER TALK
City Dads Have Another Night
on the Storm Drain.
HE COMMITTEES OHOSEN
IMiwataws ( th Bark Wmm Claa Xikt
BUT TEE USD 18 I0T YET.
Of our Well-known Wear-resisting
where the cloth is thoroughly
RfWS' SuitS tested and absolute strength
wui is guaranteed.
Boys' Suits $4r7 eewed tnd
Rnvc' Quite that are a marTeI ln fit nd
DUjfo OUILo made by journeymen tailors.
Pvorothinn market in plain figures
I.ICI Jllllliy ftt the lowest of low prices.
Your Money Back for the Asking.
UPoue to trade at the Always Reliable One
Tdy a price Clothiers,
SIMON & MOSENFELDER'S
Hock Island House Comer.
Ldbse and Mounted.
Quality and Value Guaranteed
H. D. FOLSOM, Jeweler.
1703 Second Avenue.
We Have Just Received
A NEW SHIPMENT
Roses, Violets, Foliage,
Birds, High Crown Hats, Felt Flats.
Dress Hats, Chenille Braids, Glace Taffeta Ribbon
Glace Moire Ribbon, Black Moire Antique, Colored Lyons Velvet
Cleti Desirable Goods I Properly Priced! EzceKcnt Values!
1709 Beoond Aveixuo.
"All thai glitters is not
If a Man were to Offer You
A Gold Dollar for 50c
You would be apt to buy it provided you
knew the man AND THE" DOLLAR. Three
fourths of any business transaction consists
of conti tertce," based on the standing of the
dealer and the known quality of the goods
offered. It is for this reason we take a par
donable pride in calling attention to the
fact that our sole endeavor to sell the very
best Stoves made has naturally resulted in
our Increasingly enormous sales of "Jewel"
Stoves and Ranges, and this is particularly
gratifying because of the fact that year by
year people have become more thoroughly
educated in stove construction, and today
the purchaser of stoves is. as a rule, well
versed as to its construction, durability and
economy. Call and examine our sample
line, representing the "Largest Stove Plant
in the World."
Allen .Mvers & Company
Opposite Harper House. 1821 SICOID AYE.
juBcEST SIEVE PUaT III THE WOajj
t5T sir. rjnr ant tSq
I Ontnwtm Wri. CshM th Jab a Bom
Oh Air Thalr Via, aad AlsWrmn aad
Attoraajs Eater Iato a Vaagtmj Dlssas-
torn. Bat Wltkaat KrsmlU
The city eonncil had another com-
mittee-of-the-whole meeting oa the
storm drain last night. But little
progress was made, however.
Ma? or Knox said in bis opinion
all the council needed to know is
whether the contractor has lived up
to tbe specifications, lie said an op
portunity shonld be accorded tne
contractor to refute the charges pre
ferred with reference to the quality
of material emplored on the storm
drain job. Failing in this, the
mayor said, the city wonld be better
prepared to act.
John Looney, as the representa
tive of Mr. Schnell, then addressed
the council and said that he had pro
cured the evidence of several more
experienced men, whom he would be
pleased to have the aldermen hear
statements from. Mr. Looney said
that be was in the dark to a certain
degree; that the contractor had not
been given a chance to question the
men who testified before the finance
and sewer committees about the
changing of the cement. He eonsid
ered it no more than fair that these
men confront the contractor with
these allegations. Probably these
men bad a motive in giving testi
mony detrimental to the contractor,
said Mr. Looney.
Aid Kennedy said that if he was
the contractor and knew these men
gave currency to false stories he
would have them arrested.
A joint statement signed bv
Charles Sheriff and P. Flynn. of Dav
en port, was read. It said the job
as an average good one, to all ap
pearances, from the outlet to the
Ninth tavenue manhole where
break occurs, and which, they say,
is due to weakness in the earthen
Aid. Foss said the questions at
issue were being lost sight off. He
said three matters are to be de
termined: Has Portland cement
been used, has bard burned brick
been need, and ha concrete been
employed where called for in the
Discos Ion f Dtal!a.
Then followed a lengthy d sens'
sion of the details leading up to the
investigation which resulted in the
alleged revelations. Aid. Surman
wanted to know why Aid. Kennedy
did not have the work stopped when
he found that the specifications were
being disregarded. Aid. Kennedy
replied that he dil so; that be did
not consider tt lair to give publicity
to the charges until be satisfied him'
self of their truthfulness. Then the
Sixth ward representative went on
to explain how he became acquainted
with the alleged "jobbery," as has
been heretofore published.
Aid. Alaucker accused Aid. Ken
nedy of being prejudiced against the
storm drain contractor.
In the course of his explanation as
to now be substantiated the charges
made against the storm drain con
tractor. Aid. Kennedy said that on
being told that a poor grade of ce
ment was being worked into the job
he interviewed Spencer Mattison, of
the l'ort Byron l-ime association
from whom the cement was bought.
but he denied that anything other
than Portland was sold by him to
the storm drain people. The mayor
here asked if Mr. Mattison was pres
ent. statirg that he had notified him
to be, but the gentleman was not on
band. The mayor coosiders Mr,
Mattison an important witness.
Mr. Mralton, ol Uavenport, stated
that he bad been through toe drain
and considered it constructed in
workmanlike manner, and ol appar
ently brst class material.
Then followed another lengthy
wrangle, in which Mr. Loonev and
City Attorney Haas played a con
spicuous pari, their opinions differ.
ing on legal questions pertaining to
the power of the inspecter. Air
Looney said he would like to have
chance to refute the charges made
by workmen with reference to the
changing ol the cement. Aid. Ken
nedy did not believe in going any
further in the investigation. He was
satisfied that one of the mo3t out
rageous steals had been attempted
on the city. So was Aids. Nelson
and Gall prepared to decide the affair
at once. But Aids. Maucker, bur
man and Pender and the mayor
thought it would be only fair to
thoroughly sift the matter, th
mayor stating that be had two im
portant witnesses whose testimony,
he desired the council to bear, bo
it was decided that the committee
report progress, and adjourn until
the lemi-muEioiT mreiiuK di aion
davnicht, and then finally determine
the controversy. The council de
cided to do this. Mr. Looney prom'
ised to have evidence to break down
that submitted by the storm drai
rorkmen who testified before the
finance and sewer committees, at
next Monday evening's session.
The board of directors of the Rock
Island Clab has selected the follow
Executive r. W. Bannsen, u. J.
Searle. Phil Mitchell, Charles Mc
Hu h, Henry Carte.
Membership E. H. Uoyer. w. u.
Marshall, E. W. Hurst.
Finance Charles McHugh, Meyer
Rosenfield, W. H. Marshall.
Reception A. C. Dart, William
Jackson, Phil Mitchell, Henry Carse,
L. 11. Gayer.
Added to these the committees
from the membership are yet to be
The board of directors is, through
President Balnsen and Secretary
Duinberre sending, out a circular to
each of the members citing certain
provisions of the by-laws relative to
club house rales and usages, and in
viting answers to questions bearing
of the same.
Has found that her little ones are lm-
proved more by the pleasant Sjrup
of Furs, when in need of the laxative
effect of a gentle remedy than by
ny other, and that it la more ac
ceptable to them. Children enjoy it
and it benefits them. The true
remedy. Syrup of Figs, is man a fac
to red by the California Syrup of Figs
iIFE'S WEARY WAY
Hugh Boyles, Near Reynolds,
Ends His Existence.
OiKE OF A WEALTHY FAMILY.
A MYSTERY CLEARED UP.
A KalmtlT. or. Mm Wa. Saleldad a Il
Ac. Har From.
A relative of John Campbell, alias
Joe Swigert, who suicided at the
Cottage hotel, Moline, Nov. 8, 1895,
has been heard from at Blooming
ton, a paper of that city clearing up
the mystery surrounding tie man's
death thusly: Robert Campbell,
of 218 East Front street, learned to
day of the death of his cousin, Jo
seph, at Moline. The thief of police
at Moline sent a history of bis life
together with a picture ol uobert
Campbell's little bov, which was
found in Joseph Campbell's trunk
The report states that the latter
committed suicide, taking morphine
and that he was a machinist lu the
employ of the Moline Plow company.
Kobert Campbell was surprised
when Officer Kinney brought the
picture of bis boy, which bad
been given bis cousin about a
year ago son the occasion of
his visit to this city, lie bad
received no information whatever
concerning his death. Joseph Camp
bell and his cousin Robert moved to
this city from Pennsylvania about
sixteen years ago. Joseph hired out
to a farmer near Corel, but only
worked three months and returned
again to Pennsylvania, as this sec
tion did not suit him. His family
and children reside in Pennsylvania,
and be was the possessor ol a nice
home. His cousin in this city did
not hear from him any more until
Ust September, when he returned to
this city. He rema'.ned but a few
hours, however, and left for Peoria.
That was the last ht-ard of him until
today, when the information came
from the Moline chief . of police,
Robert Campbell gave bia cousin a
picture of his boy when he was here
a year ago, and the picture found in
bis trunk led to tbe identification.
It is further learned that the de
ceased leaves three children in South
Dakota, where he buried his wife
la 1832 he lived a short time in Moo
mouth. In 186 be married and
moved to Pennsylvania, where be
deserted bia aecond wife in 1891
Later, this second wife secured a
divorce and remarried, but before
that time it is said that Campbell
was married to a woman In Dayton
Ohio. She, together with several
other, woman, put in claims for his
property wnen ne aiea, nut l-mei
Kittilsen has hoallr succeeded in
learning of the whereabouts of
Campbell's three children, and they
will receive what property be had
when he died. They live near
Columbia, S. D. Camp tell went by
tne name oi :wigeri while in Moline
Oct. UM aaacaaea.
Capt. J. N. Long was up before
Jadge Waterman in Davenport je-
trday to recuive bis sentence for the
crime of which he was found euilty
ny tne jury at bis recent trial
Judge Waterman stated that be would
ceotecca Capt. Long to pay a tine of
1100 and the costs in the case. The
exa?t amount of the costs is not
known, but it will be in tbe neigh
borhood of $150, so that the total
amount to be paid by Capt. Long,
aside from hi attorney's fees, will
be about lie was not pre
pared to make a settlement at the
tim, but the court allowed him time
to fee the money instead of commit
ting bim nntil paid, as is sometimes
Maw I'aUM tara.
Chicago, 111., Dec C, 1896 "I have
been taking Hood's Sarsapariila for
some time and have found it a cure
for blood poison with which I was
troubled. I highly recommend
Hood's Sarsapariila for impurities in
the blood, because I know it baa ac
complished a cure in my case." Aa
gust Hoffman, 396 Washburn avenue.
Hood's Pills act harmoniously with
Hood s Sarsapariila.
Half ram fraalta Nr 1XS7.
Clergymen and others entitled to
half fare permits are requested to
tile their applications f jr same at
once ia order that permita may be re
ceived by jan. i, iy,. Blanks can
be procured at R. I. & P. depot, foot
oi iwenuem street, uoe application
only is necessary to procure permit
over ail lines to tbe Western Pessen
ger association, aame aa for 1896.
General Ticket Agent.
To assist local druggists ia working
ap trade cn tbe three great
family remedies: Dr. Kay'a Reno
vator, Dr. Kay'a Lung Balm and
money a era. An exceptional chance
tor the right man. Address ur.
J. Kay Medical Company. Omaha,
Ys Oa. fjp saw Mraccle aa. Blew
Oat HI. Brala. With a SlWIlM Aagaat
aehrssasv, as Da.saasrf, Presses sKaac-
News was received ia Rock Island
laat evening of the suicide of Hugh
Doyies, son or Alexander voyiea, a
farmer in Hamlet township. Mercer
county, just over the line from Rey
nolds. I he tragic affair occurred
Sunday night. During the evening
Hugh bad. with the others ol tbe
family, attended services at the
church, acd on reaching home he im
mediately went to bis room la tbe
second story of the Boyles residence
and placiog the barrel of a
33 calibre revolver to his fore.
teid, and holding it there with
one hand he pulled the trigger
with tbe otber and sent himself to
eternity. Death was instan.
taneous. Tbe Brst warning tbe
others of the family had of the des
perate purpose of the suicide was the
sound of the revolver acd hurrying to
bis room they found the borrible
Young Bovle was 24 years of age
and single. He was a well to do and
industrious farmer who had the re
spect of all knew him. The motive
for tbe deplorable deed cannot be
a. ansa laiiMPi wmiim.
August Schroeder, of Davenport,
while suffering from mental aberra
tion, due to the effects of a annstroke
some years ago. ended his existence by
banging himself. 1 be suicide's wife
was absent at tbe time, having been
alarmed at his actions and had gone
tor assistance. On her return he
was found hanging in the bay loft of
the barn on tbe premises. The de
ceased was 63 years of age. Ilia wife
and two children survive. He was
formerly a farmer, and was la com
A DELIGHTFUL RECEPTION
Mrs. Habsr ud Daacktw. Eataftava Trl
The Huber mansion oa Third ave
nue was the scene of one of tbe most
delightful receptions ever given ia
tbe three cities yesterday afternoon
when Mra. I. Huber and the Misses
Huber entertained their tri-clty lady
friends. The rooms were gorgeously
decorated, carnations ia wondrous
profusion with smiles and p.lms
contributing to tne mosv pleasing ei
feet. mere waa a particular
richness to the abundant noral
display in the dining room.
hue la the library the same
exquisite taste was rarriea oat.
Urabbe's mandolin orchestra sta
tioned back of a screen of tmllax in
tbe hall, discoursed sweet music
snd the refreshments, which were
served ia tbe dining room, were in
keeping with the other featares of
tbe occasion, which proved as enjoy
able as it waa notable.
Sin SBarry IM Ulrl.
George Olson, the vonng man ar
rested in Chicago by Sheriff He men
ay, save be win marry the girl,
Miss Uose L. Klnm. of Moline. by
whom he is seriously accused. Olsoo
has not arrived at hia majority vet,
but hia parents, who are highly re
spected people of Moline. have aanc-
noma tne union, so young uison
save. The girl ia 18. She lives in
Sodth Moline, and says Olsen had
promised to marry her several
The young man baa been emploted
In Chicag i of late. He developed
oobBiderable ability aa aa artist, and
for several months had been stodj
laefc SSaara Mas Tia alii..
Jack Mnnro, otthiseity. wastexsd
151. fi and costs ia Magistrate Le
Claire's court, Davenport. The sai
was brought by Dr. W. D MMdleton
of that city, with wbom Jack bad
collision several months aeo, the
former's buggy having brea badly
damaged ia the mix-up. Tbe action
was a civil one, and was brought
against him to recover damages for
his carelessness. Mchoiry a Mr
Entry and Scott & Tbeophilua were
Jack s attorneys.
Tss S sailing aaavM1..
Sidney Grant and Miss Norton, who
have hitherto been identified with
the legitimate stage, and who have
appeared with krohmaas, Daly'i
and Hoyt'a companiea ia a aamber
of different plays, are among the
latest accessions to tbe vaudeville
stage. Tbey offer travesties oa well
known actors. b-th of them being
good singers and dancers. Miss
Norton also delivers a satirical mon
ologne on the popular song. Only
One GirLn These clever artiste will
appear with Biei's Schiller Vaade
titles and Lamiera's Cinematograph
at tbe Bnrtls opera bouse aeit There
. Christmas Trading.
Trading Is now ia fall blast. Our
big store and large force of clerks
have been taxed daring the last few
days near tbe fall capacity.
New goods this week with a lot of
additional clerka behind oar coun
ters will increase the possibilities at
this trading canter.
Christmas presents galore. Oar
Dolls, Toys and Books. Albums,
Games, etc, etc., on aecond floor.
are making this part of the big store
Ia books we have been especially
fortunate. Tbe word has gone oat
all over this part of Illinois that Mc
Cabe'sBnok Department it the cheap
est place ia the weat to bay books.
Look through this department
carefully and yon will aarely bay
your holiday Books nf as: "White
House Look Book, .ac, regular sub
scription price 2,60. Children's
board covered Books. 3. 4, a. e. 8
and lOo. Yon will find them two to
four times as much elsewhere.
150 titles, gilt top, 12 mo., fine
cloth bound Books at just one-half
wbat you pay at otber atores.
125 titles, gold gilt, cloth bound.
handy classics, all the popular Books
of tbe day. 19c.
Uncle Tom's Cabla. handsome
cloth binding. 12e while tbey last.
Benj. Ineerson. of llatton. lad
says be had aot spoken atove a whis
per lor months, and one com. oi
Foley's Honey and Tsr restored his
voice. It is used very Isrgely by
speakers and aingers. bold by M. t
I will replace free all work that
have done daring the past 10 jean
that is aot atislactory.
G. M. BaaooOsT,
J ftw m in Mnt hA of f?aa!rata
the finest'liver and bowel regulator
A Sensational Sale Indeel
Ton will fiad a In of bargaias la
Smyrna Rngs at the big store sack
as yoa have never found eve a here
18-iach Smyrna Rngs file, jobbers
list price this aiae tl.25.
The 21-iaea else 79c, jobbers'prlee
26-iech Smyrna Bap f 1.12. list
price f S &0.
S'MachBogs 1.2. jibbers' list
S inch at tl . regal ar list 16 25.
Toa assy aerer read of sack low
prices oa choice new rags agaia.
Beginning Taesday night wa keep
oar atores opea nights until Christ
mas, every night antu Christmas.
The best aad purest ia aoae too
good. Boy It where voa have the
most confidence. Ia this eoaaectioa
we suggest that oar eales amoaat to
thousands of poonds daily. Watch
Table Cloths. Napkins. Etc
Jast received a new line of linea
dinner seta, fisa German, Irish aad
Scotch Damasks. Pattera Tabla
Clothe, from 2 to 4 yards long, 2
yards wide. 6 8 aad S 4 aapkias to
match each pattera.
All the new pattera. Chrysanthe
mum. Fleur-de-lis. Caraatloaa,
Thistle, Bowknots, Stars, Dew drove.
Fifteen different patterns to select
Fine plush back a, eellaloid covered
Albums, beautiful holiday souvenirs
at less thee half the usual price.
The place .o fiad lots of presents
for everybody, yoang and old.
Aad hearty, getting a good share dally of
wbat'a going. Wideawake to business;
always oa the lookout, no matter how smooth
the selling. Our eyes don't close to com
parison, nor onr ears to argument- Do
joura? Then read our eay. Sea oar window.
Come In and see our stock and prices, and
YES. WE'RE GROWING
Bound to get elbow room, by aelliag the best
value productions ia Men's, Boys' aad Chil
dren's CLOTHING. Presents tor men aad
Boys, acceptable aad appropriate, fouad la
all departments of this store, fee oar
window for auggeatloaa.
JSOMMERS & LAVELLEt
1804 Second Arcane.
BUY A PAIR OF SLIP
PEKS until you have
That ws ar offering at 6 erta tbs dol
lar. Jin think of It frlliiptt that are
160 per pair. at.... f 1.75
160 - .... I.yft
t.m .... l.oci
175 " .... M
!. .... 75
125 " ... CS
We mut sell them. We hive too many. It it our loss and
CKNTRAL 8HOB STORK, - - 1711 SECOND AVENU1
Headquarters for Footwear at Lowest Prices.
Back of Our Promises
Is the certainty of t alfiUmeat of each aad every one
of them. Wheat yoa leave yoor watch with as (or re
pairs it is sufficient gaaraatee that yoa will have aa
accurate aad reliable time piece. Did It ever oocar to
joa that mora watches are rained by lacompetaat
workmea thaa actual wear We have gaiaed the rep
atatioa for miles around for tbe best work aad lowest
price. A trial will eoaviac yoa.