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THE ARGUS, MONDAY FEBRUARY 5, 1906.
A FINE DI8PLAY OF JEWEL-
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that-one sees -here . is evidence
of wisdom of- retailing' at a fair
gain. Selling twice as .much as
some dealers means that we can
afford to sell at half profit, quality-,
considered, and buying here
assures' your .getting the finest
Jewelry without fancy prices.;
' Novelties for spring will te on
display In another week
-. Opposite. Harper House.
Charles E Hodnson,
: Established 1874.
Amtrfcan Ins Co. . . . . . : Jfewark, N. J. I
Continental Ins. Co. New York
Agricultural Ins. Co. ffew York I
Traders'. Ins. Co. r-.Chicago: III. I
Williamsburg Ins. CO. . tfew York I
Nefr Hampshire ins. Co,. N. Hampshire I
Norta German Ins. Co. .......New York
Security Ins. Co... ... . pie vHtven, Conn.
InsCo.State of flllnpls. :Rockford. HI.
Connecticut Fire Ins. Co; of Connecticut
Office,, room 3, iiJuonj .Dipc-c. .. Kates I
as tow as consistent with security.
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fstrcnftb fellnda and. Mouldings,
Vsneered and Hardwood yioor-
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. Long Vjew park, the property on
which U is now proposed to spend
$25,000 In, improvement, is a tract of
39.52 acres. located between Twelfth
and Eighteenth avenues, and Fifteenth
and Seventeenth streets. The proper
ty was given to the city by public spir
jted citizens for park purposes, the
only condition Imposed In the-gift that
the city shall at no time allow or li
cense, the sale of Intoxicants on the
- In the spring or summer of 1897 the
city first undertook the project of con
structing a reservoir system, and when
the selection of a site for the location
'it the. plant : was discussed, the city
authorities including Mayor T. J. Me-
illl, favored the portion of Long view
park which lies on the top of the hill.
Arrangements for the purchase of this
tract were partially made, but after the
adoption of the system to be construct
ed it was found . that the level land on
the hilj was not large enough for the
requirements of the reservoir.
Flrat Proposed by Mayor MedllL
T.. J. Medill. the mayor at that time,
suggested to the late Capt. T. J. Rob
in son, one of the owners, that the
Long View park tract be presented to
the city, arid that a tract be purchased
east of Twenty-second street, for the
reservoir: The title' of the property
was In John Weyerhaeuser, who held
the property in trust for the owners.
Capt.-T. J. Robinson. Charles II. Deere,
the late Morris Rosenfield. and Fred
erick Weyerhaeuser. When it was de
sired to sell any portion of the property
the owners made "a written' order to
John Weyf rbaeuser, who then made a
deed for the, land.. , After the matter
had been thoroughly discussed with
Capt. Robfnson by the mayor and oth
ers interested, he consented to sign an
order for" a deed to the tract, on condi
tion that the order should be. signed
also by Mr. Deere. The order wa.i
drawn up, and Mayor Medill and S. S.
Davis carried It to Mr. Deere, request
ing his signature, and informing him
of the promise of Mr. Robinson. Mr.
Deere at once signed the order, and it
was taken tQ Mr. Robinson who ad
ded his signature. The order was then
sent to Frederick Weyerhaeuser, at St.
Paul, and the matter laid before him.
Itrwas but two days'laler that Mr. Da
vis received the order again, with the
signature of Frederick Weyerhaeuser,
it. was then sent to Europe, where Mrs.
Julia Rosenfield arid tire other heirs of
the late ' Morris Rosenfield were so
journing. ;AI1 signed the order, and it
was presented to Weyerhaeuser
on Its return.
The deed was completed early in Oc
tober,. 1897, and turned over 4o the city.
The only condition imposed in the gift,
that regarding the sale of Intoxicants,
was placed In the deed on the sugges
tion of the late Capt. T. J.. Robinson,
'Seevflafc' ? Kdme. -.
,The papers for the transfer of the
property were drawn by the late Col.
Henry . Curtis, and he manifested a
great. Interest In the park. When it
became'necessary to select a name for
the park. Col.; Curtis toot the trouble
to plice . himself in communication
with the remnants of the Sac and Fox
Indian tribes." located at Tama. Iowa.
and on the Sab and Fox reservation of
Indian territory. -Anions the latter
was the second. Chief Black Hawk, who
visited Rock Island about 12 years ago,
with others of the tribe. Cof. Curtis
reported that. he. could get but , little
satisfaction from the Indians regarding
the tract in Long View park, the Indians
manifesting but, little- Interest in the
land. The explanation made was that
the property iir wlch. this tract was
located had been wrested from the In
dians, and they still f eft resentful over
the loss of the. land. .'Whatever inter
est was. displayed by these people was
confined , to the Black- Hawk Watch
Tower, and the islands and bluffs along
Rock river. i . .w .... .. i .
linage View la Adopted.
In order to secure suggestions for a
fitting, name for 'the newly acquired
park. Mayor Medill inserted notices in
the daily papers asking for suggestions.
He received hundreds, of responses,
many, of them Indian names more or
less appropriate, arid many of them im
possible and inappropriate. Among the
names suggested were Mississippi, and
Slrisinsippl. meaning, flock river. On
considering the names 'suggested. May
or Medill presented to the council an
ordinance, providing for Long View park
as the name of the new park. This
appeared to" give the greatest satisfac
tion.' ' -
' For the purpose's of the reservoir the
city acquired a tract of 26A acres east
of Twenty-second, street and south of
Twelfth nvpnnn anrt t thp m Hm
that th council nam Tin?Vl.w nark
the reservoir, site was offlclallv desie-
nated as Reservoir park !
I . The natural advantages of Long View
Ipark are appreciated by everyone who
has ever been over the ground, but
these natural beauties need improve-
ments and additions to meet the re
quirements of the people who make
use of the park, and it is expected that
no great difficulty will be experienced
In raising the funds necessary for the
.Tke Kfra OrpeBlaatloa. ,
. The first organization haying for its
object .the improvement of, tbe,rpark
was the Long View Park. Improvement
association. . formalYy organized June
19, 1902. This association is composed
of citizens interested in the park and
Its .Improvement, and . was organized
with a view of supervising In a general
way, the care of. the" park. ..'The asso
ciation was. organized with the election
of the following officers:
President T. X. Medill.
Vice President C. F. Gact jcr.
Secretary George W. McCaskrin.
. Treasurer Phil Mitchell.
Executive Committee First ward,
Foster Coyne. F. J. I lodges: Second
ward K. K. Parmenter, August lleiru
beck. Third ward C. J. Searle, W. C.
OJlficcrs of the Long Vefce VarK. Im pro
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PARKS AND THEIR ATTRACTIONS.
f WRITTEN FOR TIIK ARGL'S BY HON.
In view of the desired completion of
Long View park, the subject of parks
for the use and comfort of the people
has now added interest.
The public parks of the world as now
aid out and maintained are of modern
origin. The substantial credit for this
most desirable improvement belongs
principally to the 19th century. The
great object of public parks is to af
ford the people places of health and
enjoyment, substantially free from
sources of immorality and dissipation.
lrlvilrK-M nrlKinnlljr -:x-lnnlve.
The day was when only kings, no
bles and the rich had the pleasure of
park enjoyment. In that day, however,
such places for them consisted chiefly
of forests, grass lands, flowing rivers
or smaller streams. The natural beau
ty of these parks wa3 great, little was
done by the art of man to assist. In
the days where human life was regard
ed as of little value, when kings ruled
by divine right, when for trivial offens
es men were put to death, when alleg
ed witches were put to death,-men
burned at the stake for worshipping
God according to the dictates of their
own consciences, it Is little wonder
that the comfort of the. Individual was
considered of little moment. . ' . -" -; t :
HnnlM fie Amkrird.
The 18th and 19th centuries, espe
cially the latter, took up the earnest
consideration of the humane duties we
MaucKcr. Fourth ward William Jack
son, W. A. Kofenftcld. Fifth ward E.
11, Guycr, J.. W. C.ivanaugh. Sixth
ward W. II. Edwards; CI. C Ik-nk-mann.
Seventh ward Dr.- Gustav An
drt'en', and S. S. Davis.
The same officers have been retain
HON. T. J. MEDILL,
owe to each other, and so broadly has
(his humane spirit spread anions na
tions that it has taken possession of
the people of the civilized nations of
the earth, and a godly charity has pro
vided ways in the form of hospitals,
orphanages, schools, museums, parks,
and in other instrumentalities looking
lo the comfort of the individual singly
We have outlived the days of the di
vine right of kings, the individual and
even the lowest animal is protected.
Men have learned (o recognize a bound
en duty to their ftllow men, and have
al:-.o Jearned to look upon their God
as owing for all, even the very lowest.
Is it strange, then, that in this broad
humane am? philanthropic men and
women should turn their attention to
the subject of public parks? Go
Island 'ParK. Commission.
HON. WILLIAM JACKSON,
through our cities large and .small
and note how many people are depriv
ed of those comforts that arise from
association with nature, the lack of
that robust health that comer, from
breathing the free ozone of the atmos
phere among the trees, by the rippling
brook or flowing river, and in the gras
Tlic Higher Thought.
What elevating and refining thoughts
they fail to entertain when deprived of
the opportunity to feast their eyes up
on the beau! if ul flowers that the Al
mighty has so bountifully created, and
which have by the art of man been so
greatly multiplied in variety. There is
no place provided where the little.
helpless children can be so" entertained
and where their delight, and happiness
Jean be so advanced as in a park. In
the breezes of the spring, summer and
autumn, in the fresh and keen atmos
phere of the winter, color comes to
their cheeks, strength to their lungs
and vigor to -their limbs as they romp
on the grass, sail or skate on the lakes,
is there a man or woman who has the
ability, who can with a good consci
ence hesitate to assist those that need
this assistance? The rich may have
lawns, shrubbery and flowers sufficient
for their enjoyment the poor and peo
ple of limited means and opportunities
have not, hence the humane spirit out
of which has evolved the purpose to
provide the public park.' What the in
dividual cannot provide for himself.
New York, at a cost of over five mil
lions bought the land, C83 acres, com
prised within Central park.. Fairmount
park In Philadelphia is a fine monu
ment to the public taste and spirit of
Of Loaar ler rnrk.
.. The same may be said of Lincoln
TORV JkJWB PLjJVS'
ed, and are in charge of the associa
tion's affairs. The work of the associa
tion has largely been placed in the
hands of I hf park board, and the asso
ciation has adjourned to await tiie call
of the rirU , board's president, Hon.
- dement Association
C. F. GAETJER,
park and other parks of Chicago, cost
ing millions of money. Some of the
beauty spots of the old world, attract
ing to them niill'ons of people, are the
great parks of I .on don, containing
7i bout 1,100 acres, the parks of Epping
forest. Richmond park and Windsor
park, containing about 12.000 acres.
Then the great park or forest of
Fontainebleau near Paris containing
nearly S2.000 acres, sajing nothing of
the numerous parks in the city of
Paris, in Germany, Austria, Italy, Swe
den and Norway. No person can est!
mate the effects of these public resorts
upon the health, morals, tastes and
lives of the millions who have access
IMi-e nt Mntiirnl Hrnulj.
In Long View park we have a place
of natural beauty at our very doors.
W. H. DART.
given to us without money and with
out price, we are invited and urged to
enjoy its beauty, to breathe its health
ful atmosphere, commune with nature,
to mingle with our fellows on real
pleasure bent, to listen to the cheery
laugh of the romping boys and girls.
We are able to derive more pleasure
from Long View than we do. No public
improvement offers the same percent
age of profitable return. It can be en
joyed every day In the year by every
person rich or poor, it demands no ad
mission fee. it Insures health and rest,
the influence of natural beauty will
help to cultivate some of the finest sen
timents of our nature. Shall we im
prove Long View?
The answer to thi3 question must
E. B. M'KOW.V
come from the public spirited and gen
erous men and women of this city.
PUT STOP TO BOXING GAME
Sport at Tampico Draws Attention of
The boxing game has been flourish
ing at Tampico, Whiteside county, for
some weeks past, the talent employed
being limited lo local products. Frl
day night there is said to have been
a tournament at the opera house in
the heart of the town in which there
were four cood matches. Now the
county authorities are reported to be
on the trail of the boxers and promot
ers and it is expected that more will
be heard about the affair after the
next meeting of the grand jury.
IMPORTANT BUSINESS FOR
Delegates to State Convention, New
Rating Dook and Banquet Come
There will be a special meeting of
the Retail Merchants' association at
W. C. Maucker's oflicc this evening for
the purpose of selecting delegates to
tho state convention, to discuss he ad
visabil'ty of getting out a new rating
book and to provide ways and means
for doing so, and to appoint commit
tees to arrange for the annual banquet
and transact any other business which
may come before the meeting. The
president will also make a short re
port of the national convention at Ni
agara Falls. A full attendance is ur
gently requested by the officers of the
Low One Way and Round Trip Routes.
Feb. C and 20 the "Rock Island" will
tt II low one way and round trip tickets
to all points in Indian Territory, Okla
homa and Texas and to certain points
in Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, New
Mexico, Kansas, Nebraska, Eastern
Colorado, Wyoming and South Dako
ta. For full information call at city
ticket office, 1829 Second avenue.
Low Rates West and Southwest.
Chicago. Milwaukee & St. Paul rail
way. On Tuesdays, Feb. C and 20, great
ly reduced rates will be made to many
points west and southwest account
special homeseekers excursions. Tick
ets are limited to 21 days from date of
sale. Liberal stop-overs allowed. Ask
uearest agent of the Chicago, Milwau
kee & St. Paul railway for further In
formation or write today to F. A. Mil
ler, General Passenger agent, Chicago.
A Distinct Departure.
"Winter's Summer Garden" is the ti
tle of a beautiful Illustrated booklet on
California, just issued by the Milwau
kee & St. Paul road. The book is a dis
tinct departure in railroad literature
and the typographical work sets a pace
for all competitors. Chicago Exam
Sent to any address for G cents' post
age. F. A. Miller, general passenger
agent, C. M. & St. P. Railway. Chi
C. M. & St. P. Excursion Rates.
Homeseekers' tickets on sale the
first and third Tuesday in each month
to points in Iowa, Minnesota, North
and South Dakota and to other home
seekers' territory. For further Infor
mation 'phone or call at any C. M. &
St. P. office.
One-Way Second Class Colonist Rates
to the West and Southwest.
Via the C, M. & St. P. railway
Dates of sale, Jan. 2 and 16 and Feb. 6
and 20, 190G.
Special Homeseekers' Excursions to
the West and Southwest.
Via the C, M. & St. P. railway
Dates of sale, Jan. 2 and 16 and Feb. 6
and 20, 1906.
The C. M. & St. P. offers first class
train service to Chicago and Kansas
City, from the tri-cities, sleeping car
; reservations made to any point desir
ed. For further information 'phone any
of their offices.
Moline may have professional base
ball after all this season. A. J. HInes,
formerly of Clinton, was in the dry
last week and it is said interested a
number of men in the enterprise to
such an extent that it seems more than
likely now that tome sort of league
ball will be arranged for. Although
Athletic park is not available there is
. a site for a park In another part of the
city that can be secured.
What Is a cold in the head? Noth
ing to worry about if you treat it with
Ely's Cream Balm as soon as you be
gin to sneeze and snuffle. Neglected,
the cold may grow Into catarrh, and
the air pasages be so inflamed that
you have to fight for every breath. It
is true that Ely's Cream Balm cures
catarrh proraptily and certainly. But
you know the old saw about the ounce
of prevention. Therefore, use Cream
Balm when the cold in the head shows
Itself. All druggists 50c. or mailed by
Ely Bros., 50 Warren street. New York.
If you are acquainted with anyone
who Is troubled with this distressing
aliment you can do him no greater
favor than to tell him to try Chamber
lain's salve. It gives Instant relief.
Price 25c per box. Sold by all leading
and for similar purposes required
by the Federal Government or by
States, Counties or Municipalities,
will be quickly supplied by th
American Surety Company of New
In using our corporate bond you
save yourself from personal obliga
tion to individuals; and, at the
same time, offer the best and most
acceptable form of security.. -
Brewers, Distillers, Cigar, Snuff and
Tobacco Manufacturers, Tobacco
Peddlers, Liquor Dealers, and all
others who are required to give
bonds of the above description
should apply to the
cf Hew York
Capital and 8urplus 94,800,000
lUtotph 4i Rey nold". A .. Hn
forrt block Wm. '. Maurker, .ui
Maaoalc temple. Wm. It- Moore,
Ally., 4'hane nlwek, Mnllnei Kitn.
h. Wklnaer, Amt l-'lffh Ae
Will be given to any person who
can prove that the pianos now In
my store pr any of the 200 pianos
sold by me the last three years
are or were second haud when 1
Some of my honorable compet
itors In the piano business are
and have been telling the people
that, all my pianos are second
hand. These honorable gentlemen
misrepresent when they say this,
as they know that pianos handled
by me are not only new but that,
they are among tha very best
manufactured and these very
t;ame honorable men have done
their best to get these same
agericles away from me. I have
just. received fresh from the fac
tory a lot of pianos and talking
machines that were bought be
fore I knew my store was sold.
These pianos and talking ma
chines must be sold by March
1. and I am now making prices
that are lower than ever heard
of before on first class pianos.
I guarantee to save you $lo0 on
a pjano and give you as good a
piano as. you can buy anywhere
of anyone. All furniture. Iron
beds, cook and heating stoves,
watches. Jewelry and everything
in the store, both new and sec
ond hand, must be sold by
March 1 at the lowest prices ev
er sold In Rock Island.
J. P. AMENT,
1622 Second Avenue.
1607J4 Second Avenus.
and removal of nerves done by us, and
the best and most careful treatment
given to all cases, and nothing danger
ous used, like chloroform, gas, or co
caine.' READ THIS:
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with natural gums, that fits' where all
other plates would fall. We use no
cheap material, for our work la guar
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Spsidel's drug atora.
(Soldo Cur od
j(v t Brotno-tax toon taint n
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I v s?yjijr the bead In a few hours
I vV leaves no bad after-effects
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