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THE MAYOR'S MESSAGE.
Full Text of the Exeoutive'H First
Kaer Important Krrommen1
! Made, and Several Clever
Idea Artvanrrd A DoranHl All
Appended is the complete text of the
message of Mayor McConochie delivered
at Monday night'i couocil meeting:
Gkbtlkmkn op the Citt CorNcrL: It
ia a duty Incumbent on the executive
from time to time to transmit ia writing
to the city council for their guidance,
ach communications and recommends
tions aa be may think proper and the
city' interests demand. Heretofore
during the busy season our meetings
were largely taken up In the traosiction
of important publb business, and know
ing your aversion to long messages from
the chair upon questions discussed daily
in our social intercourse, I have re
frained from detaining you unnecessary
11 v. not wishing to impose on good na
ture. But now our duties are lighter;
tnot-t of the season's improvements are
completed, and new ones are contem
plated. I will, therefore, take this op
portunity of performing that part of my
duties by drawing your attention to sev
eral questions that may come before you
THE QVKSTION OF FINANCE
is always the leading issue. It is so
broad and far-rearhing in its scope, that
every other question is more or less de
pendent on it for success. The stability
of nations and cities, as well as private
corporations, are based upon the sound
ness of their fluancial management. To
devise ways and means to raise the nec
essarv funds to economicably administer
the affairs of nations, states and munici
palities without imposing unneressary
burdens upon the peoplj, is the problem
this and every age has endeavored to
solve. It Is not necessary for me to
draw your attention to the well-known
fact that revenues cannot be decreased
and expenditures increased without dis
astrous results. Our revenues are de
rived from various sources. Municipal
taxes furnish about one-half of our ia
come. Tbe balance is raised by licenses,
toll and scale receipts, water rents, po
lice court fines and a few other sources.
Our lax levy is limited by law, and can
not, and should not, lie increased; and I
wish to say in this connection to those
who are not conversant with the fact,
that our system of assessments is radi
rally wrong. Instead of our assessed
valuation increasing with the increase of
population, it is gradually decreasing
consequently our revenue from this
source is diminishing annually. On the
peddlers' licenses you have an ordinance
on hand to act upon that is virtually
prohibitive; I will not say but our peo
ple will derive more bent tits by the pas
sage of this ordinance than from the rev
enues derived from this source. There is
but little doubt that peddlers are, as is
claimed by the advocates of this meass
ure, a scourge upon all classes. It is
upon tbe financial phase of the question
that the issue of
FREE II R I DOES
hinges, and we rind ourselves asking the
question: Is it wise, policy for us to
abandon the toll gale, discontinue the
collector, taking our chances of recom
pense on the increased trade anticipated
to replenish the loss entailed by the abol
ition of tolls? The question of free
bridges is now being agitated by our
business men and merchants, and in all
probability an effort will be made to
have tbe entire toll system abolished.
While I am now, and always have been
an advocate of free bridges, I think the
question is so important, and of such
vital interest to the city, that you and
tbe public should understand thoroughly
both sides of tbe question. The city has
an iuvestment or lUO.OOO iu the road and
bridges. When the franchise was bought
me intention was to have the county
share half the burden and make tbe
bridges free, which I consider was a fair
and reasonable proposition. But tbe
county declined to share the honors. Tbe
city's financial condition at that time
would not admit of its bearing it alone,
so a toll was imposed not for revenue,
but to kerp tho bridges and roads in
good repair. The roads and bridges were
so run down that this step was necessary
to seenre and hold tbe valuable trade to
the south and southwest. For many
years tbe city had the benefit of an im
mense trade from that section. Rut
since the railroads have been extended
throughout all that section, new towns
have sprung up, atd much of the trade
baa been lost to us. This could not be
avoided, but as trade fell off our revenue
tolls fell away also. I have not the fig
urea to snow you wuat tbe revenue was
then, but It Is safe to say It was heavier
than at present. During the past ten
years thereyenue from tolis was 156.845,
and during tbe same period there has
been expended collector's salary Inclu
sive t39.5SO, if we sdd to this $5,000
taken from the street and alley fund for
repairs upon the Milan road. Home years
ago tbe cost of these repairs was taken
from that fund, hut now all such expen
ses come out of the bridge fund. This
would make a total expenditure of about
t45.(MM),leaving a balance in our favor of
$12,000, or t,2i)o per annum to lie ex
pended in tbe city for municipal pur
poses. And during the same period all
the bridges, with possibly one exception,
which was done previously, have been
rebuilt, and are now in excellent condi
tion, all being first class iron or corabinas
tion bridges. Iiarring arridents, such as
Ice gorges or unusuil high water, they
should last for thirty years with but light
repairs, such aa painting, replanking and
repairs upon tbe road. and these expenses
must be borne whether the bridges are
free or not; also there should be a man in
Charge of them. Tbe best solution or
this question would he to turn them over
to tbe county, providing it would accept
tbem, and agree to keep them up and
make them free. There is a class who
use these bridges and roads very exten
sively from whom we derive no benefits,
and their travel Is very injurious to the
roadsjand bridges that is the Davenport
coal haulers. There is still another class
who will be benefitted by free bridges,
from whom we derive no benefits farm
era who trade in Davenport. Their ar
guments are that they are under no obli
gations to Rock Island, they pay for all
they get, and pay a tax to come here, and
further they claim that Davenport offers
better Inducements and more agreeable
clerk to wait upon them. This is essen
tial. Tbe American farmer is an independ
ent character. You must treat him aa a
gentleman if you expect bis good will
and patreoage. You wil) pardon me if I
deviate here and say a word on the sub
ject which we are all more or-less guilty
of that Is
00130 ABROAD TO DO OUK TRADING,
and advising our neighbors to do like
wise, pointing out the advantages to be
gained by doing so. Personally I believe
the benefits gained are more Imaginary
than real, but there are those who do not
think otherwise, having the same inju
rious effect upon tbe trade of our home
merchants. And our merchants them
selves set a bad example when they go
hopping for goods not In their particu
lar line. The, win Ko to Davenport.
Chicago or New York, becana tt U f a.bl
lonable, you know. The only excuse
they have to offer U that our merchants
do not carry full assortment which
may be partially true.
One word more on the free bridge
question. It ia natural and convenient
for tbe farmers to the south aad south
west to trade here, and it is also desir
able for oar merchants that they should
The benefits would appear to te
mutual, but is it so? What have we
contributed to secure this trade?
Who has in the last thirty-two years
paid tbe thousands of dollars to build and
rebuild tbe roads and bridges T I do not
believe the city has contributed one far
thing to secure and bold this valuable
trade. But on tbe other hand the far
mers and patrons of these bridges, have
not only built and kept them in excellent
repair but have paid into tbe city treas
uary a handsome revenue for the privilege
of coming into the city to trade. Trade
is the life of every city. Unfortunately
our city Is so situated that we are prsctl-
cally cut off from country trade on all
sides but this our main inlet and outlet.
And right here we have established a
custom house to levy tribute upon all
who enter our gates, although they do
not come as competitors bat to sell us
what we have not got and in return buy
our goods . You are all well aware of the
gigantic effort that is being made by our
sister cities to secure this very trade which
by nature and location belongs to ui. We
will be derelict of our duty if we do not
make as grand an effort to offset the laud
able schemes of our enterprising neigh
bors. Upon this question I will make no
recommendation, simply stating the facts
as I understand them and intending to be
fair to both sides. If I have drawn tbem
a little stronger in favor of free bridges,
it is because my sympathies lean that
way, and my judgment may be erroneous.
And should this question come before
you, which in all probability it will, I
know you will give it that calm an i de
liberate consideration that a question of
so mucn importance demands, and what
ever your final action may be, I am satis-
fled will be what in your judgment is for
tne nest interests ot tbe city.
We have by ordinance adopted the
special taxation and special assessmeut
laws of Illinois, but as vet they have only
Deen partially enforced and that only on
open work of a permanent character and
a few sewers. The laws governing im
provements under this system are very
cumbersome and expensive. To be sue
cessful the laws must be carried out to
the very letter. All improvements, no
matter now triflm?. must be done br ordi
nance. Every item must be minutely de
tailed, all material specified and described;
commissioners must be appointed to
make an estimate of the cost, report the
same to tbe city couocil in writing.
which will then adopt the report and by
resolution instruct the city attorney to
Die a petition in the county court asking
to nave commissioners appointed to mtke
the assessment. Their duty is o ascer
tain from the county records who owns
the property abutting upon the street or
alley to be improved and assess tbe same
in proportion to the number of feet front
ing uporTKuch street or alley where such
improvement is to be made". But if by
special assessment to assess such other
property aa may in their judgment be
specially benefitted, and bow much, by
such improvement, although such- prop
erty may not abut upon the street or alley
improved, should the judgment of' tbe
commissioners be proved to be in error.
the collections could not be successfully
enforced. After passage the ordinance
must be published; commissioners' notices
must be published and posted up; work
must be advertised in tbe daily papers at
least twenty clays; spec, float ions printed
and slips with tbe ordinance sent to all
who may call for tbem. It goes into
court and if successful the city will get
judgment in from three to nine months.
Those specially taxed or assessed are
given an opportunity to file obieclions.
and with the aid of a shrewd attorney, if
so disposed, may pick a Daw in tbe ordi
nance work or proceedings which would
Invalidate all, and the collection could
not be enforced. The cost of carrying
through successfully tbe minor improve
ments in the city during the past season
weuld exceed tbe actual cost of the im
provement. I would undertake no im
provement under this system except in
tbe strict compliance with the law. Dur
ing the last five years several sewers have
been built by special assessment, but tbe
proceedings in each and every one have
been defective, consequently tbe collec
tions have failed. The present city at
torney commenced proceedings again
upon all of tbem and has succeeded in
some, but others were so defective that
we have been compelled to drop them at
a loss of tbeusauds to tbe city. I con
gratulate the city attorney upon bis suc
cess In this line, not only in getting judg
ment on all of his own but on some of the
ordinances of previous administrations.
You can readily see that tbe success of
this system depends entirely upon the
thoroughness of the work done by tbe
city attorney, and no one but an attorney
knows the amount of extra labor placed
upon bim by this 'system of improves
ments. I have thus minutely described
this system to show to those who have
clamored to have all Improvements, even
to the dumping of a load of dirt upon a
sidewalk, done by special assessment,
some of the difficulties we labor under in
the strict compliance with tbe law. I
will take this opportunity of stating my
position on this question. I believe the
law is good and is the fairest and most
impartial way of making public improve
ments of a permanent character, but for
repairs and miner improvements it is too
expensive. There is too much paid for
printing, court costs and commissioners
fees, and ton little for shoveling. If some
system could be devised to group tbe
aeason's work in one or two ordinances
with one or two sets of commissioners.
ali going through court at once and be let
at one time, it would be different. I do
not believe such a system of grouping
would be valid; but should tbe council
decide to do work by special taxation
now is tbe time to adopt some plan for
next year's work. We will have all win
ter to mature plans, and If you can agree
upon any feasible system to overcome the
difficulties I have pointed out. you shall
have my cordial cooperation and support.
Upon assuming tho dnties of office I
found our sidewalks in a deplorable con
dition. Necessity compelled us to take
extreme measures to remove tbe cause and
protect tbe city from damage suits, by
pulling up and throwing over tbe fences
all walks that were dangerous. As was
but natural to expect, we met opposition
in this as well as iu every other public
improvement accomplished daring tbe
season, Hut we have made it a rule to
aid and encourage all who have shown a
desire to improve by filling walks to grade
when too low and cutting down when too
high, and aa a consequence, I am happy
to state, our people have built miles of
good walks and shown a spirit to do bets
ter next year. I think 11 the same policy
is continued a few years we will have no
mom defective sidewalks; all will take
pride in their improvement.
You have by ordinance ordered fifteen
blocks more of brick paving at an esti
mated cost of (70.000. Of this the city's
snare ror fourteen street and six alley in
tersections. together with one side of
Union square, will cost the cltv about
It 3.000. Take from this $8,000 for
Eighteenth street, which tbe city now has
ludgment against and must be cashed un
less other arrangements are made, there
will be left about $30,000 to be paid upon
installment plan . Twenty per cent of
this must be cash; the balance in four an-1
nual installments. Th s would leave
about 40,000 that he contractors
would have to accept vouchers for
against the property. It is my opinion
that better contracts din be made for
cash than on the installment plan. On
a cash basis you would invite sharp com
petion. Tbe price cool J not be forced
up as it might be if the conditions were
such that only a few wea thy contractors
could afford to bid. T be first installs
ment, -or twenty per cet t must be cash.
My idea would be to allow a discount of
ten per cent for cash on one or all of the
other installments as un inducement,
then borrow what wou d be required.
making our payments as tbe installments
were paid in. I do not t link by borrow
ing this way we would it cur any indebt
ness against the city, whose deot is now
beyond the five per cent limitation. It
would be simply indorsing the property
owner's paper which we know is good
but the foreign bidder miy not, and will
bid higher In consequenco.
The improvement contemplated south
of Ninth avenue is differ mi. There the
sailing is not so plain. Legal questions
are involved and years of litigation may
follow. I do not believe you thoroughly
understand the magmiudo of the task be
side the obstacles to be overcome. To
improve tbe street permai ently a unifotm
grade must be established and heavy cut;
ana mis are required. .low much tbe
grading would cost, I am as yet not in a
position to state. As tc tbe legality of
the project I am not wel enough versed
in legal lore to give an opinion. My
idea has always been that propertv could
not be specially taxed for more than it
would be benefitted by such improve
ments, but several lawyers inform me I
am in error on that point There ate two
plans that can' be adopted to make this
improvement unless the property owners
come forward and advance the money,
which is possible but nc t probable and
demand the ten per cent discount should
you adopt that clause ai euggested for
other improvements. The first is to pass
tbe ordinance and go thro iga with all the
proceedings, but let no contracts, com
mence no work, until jujgment is ren
dered in favor of the city if it took three
years. The second is to borrow money
to commence work, tak ng our chances
or collection after the courts have ren
dered their decisions. Whether the five
per cent limitation wo aid be elastic
enough to stretch over this case is a mat
ter you will have to consult our lee al ad
viser about. I do not wii.h to be under
stood as being opposed to this improves
ment. I am second to tone in pushing
forward every enterprise. But at tbe
same time I ant you to know what dif
ficulties mav be encountered. Our rev
enues for tbe next mun cipal year will
not exceed vm.WW. Af;er setting aside
H3.4W ror interest, 3 OiHJ for the sink
ing fund and about 30 000 to run the
city government, we will have left about
enough to pay our share of the paving
now ordered. e will lave five or six
thousand dollars of unexpended balances.
and Union square has a claim on these
now. We have been anticipating our
revenues for that improve nent, as you all
The question of a
PAID FIRE DEPARTMENT
is under consideration. We have now a
splendid volunteer department, whose
services in the pist have not been fully
appreciated. The only rejection to tbe
volunteer companies is that thev are in
dependent organizations liable to dis
band at any time. Tbey sow all have
horses, which has greatly increased their
emciency. Of course tbeir wants are in
creasing. They ask for a fire alarm sys
tem and some other imprr vements which
cannot much longer be cenied. Then.
tbe question is. would It not be almost as
cheap to have a paid department of two
companies or Ave men echT Also, in
this connection, I wish to draw your at
tenlion to two of our hose houses below
grade and out of repair It will cost
considerable to raise them to grade and
make tbe necessary repairs, and one is
not on city property. This city owns a
good site, centrally located to build a
bouse, should we find our financial con
dition such as to enable us to adopt a
Some repairs are necessary around the
waterworks. A retaining wall of stone
should be built, and the yatd filled up and
grass sown to give it a nore attractive
appearance. A switch should be put
along the south side so that the coal
could be unloaded into tte boiler room
Our electric light plant at the water
works is a failure, and shot Id be disposed
or to tne pest advantage.
MOUSE AVENUE AND TBI RAILROADS
In compliance with a resolution of tbe
city couocil of Aug. 6, to ascertain
whether tbe C, It. I. Jfc 1. railroad had
not been encroaching on tfollne avenue
between Wagner's brewery and Thirty
eighth street. I had tbe ecgineer, II. O.
t'addock, run tbe line. Ho has also fur
nished a section showing how much tbe
railway Is upon tbe st-eet. Action
should be taken to compel tbe company
to vacate at once; tbey ire upon the
street fourteen feet at oni place. You
all know that street is not adequate to the
travel on it now, and will therefore see
tbe necessity of prompt action.
Sixty days' notice was given the roads
interested in the Twenty -fourth street
gates, but no action has been taken.
Tbeir answers have been etasive and un
satisfactory. Tbeir time expired Jan. 1.
Tbeir claim is they can net agree upon
what proportion eacb shall bear. Of
course this is a matter tba . roust be set
tled among themselves. It is nothing to
ns bow they settle the r differences.
We must adopt extreme measures with
tbem. Under our ordinance we can com
pel them to build a viaduct. The resolu
tion of Alderman Larkin. asking for a
flagman to be placed at. Forty-sixth
street crossing, baa excited a reply from
tbe C, B. & Q. people only, and to tbe
effect that after having tbe crossing
watched lor several days, tbey do not
think tho travel is such as t justify them
in placing a flagman then, and asking
tbe council to reconsider.
The question of sanitatic n should not
be overlooked. The health and welfare
of the city is largely dependent on it.and
as a rifle, wherever sanitary measures are
strictly enforced tbe best results follow.
After consulting with the commissioner
of health as to the best rrethods to be
adopted, I will giye my viev s more fully
in a future communication.
A one thousand dollar stloon license.
with certain well regulated restrictions
copied after the ordinance of the best
regulated cities in the uniot, meets with
ravor with some of our well disposed cit
izens, but as yet there is no spontaneous
outburst by the great mass c f the people
ior any radical change in the license
laws, and as all great refoms originate
with the people, I have no doubt when"
the proper time comes tbey will express
their opinions through then chosen reps
resentauves, in whose ban la the whole
Some difficulty has been e perienced in
tbe collection of water rents from large
consumers. When tbe ordinance was re
vised last winter, great care was taken to
make the lowest possible rate for this
class of consumers, making them a rate
which is substantially cost, whereas the
rate to private consumers is from ten to
twenty times that. If ineiualitv does
exist this is the class that should com.
plain, but it will be no fau t of the ad
ministration if the collection is not made.
or the reluctant consumers dropped from
Our enterprising business men are
making every effort to aecur: new indus
tries and advance the Interests of tbe
ISIiANP AllGUS. WEDNESDAY, JANUAKY 8, 1890.
city, in various ways as yet unknown to
the general public. I am of the opinion
that a closer relationship should exist be
tween tbem and the city authorities. By
unity of action much more can be accom
plished than by independent exertion.
Tbe present city council is second to no
man or organization of men in honest en
deavors to advance the city's welfare.and
is willing at all times to cooperate with
all those who have the same patriotic
motivea at heart.
In conclusion I will say one word
more about pnbltc improvements. Tbe
demand for more paving is liable to be
greater than the city's financial ability
to comply with, as we must bear our
proportion in the way of intersections,
but by economizing in other directions,
we may be able to keep up with the de
mands. We can, for instance, cut the
street and alley fund down, and make
no more street improvements except
those that are prominent just have a
fuud such as would be required to clean
the alleys, and repair only euoh places as
are dangerous; these are the questions for
your careful consideration. Whatever
system we adopt, should be adopted
soon, so as to have time to mature our
plans before the beginning of the next
The originators of modern minstrelsy,
the Rock Island favorites, the Gormans,
appear at Harper's theatre on Thursday
evening of this week. Read what the
Buffalo Courier says as an indication of
the nature of the attraction this excel
lent company is presenting this season:
A pleasing, and in some respects quite
unique, entertainment of minstrelsy, was
given at the academy of music last even
ing by tbe Oermans' Elite company, with
an auaience oi goodly size. The troupe
is excellently r quipped with vocalists of
superior talent, besides clever comedians
and dancers, all of whom were introduced
in the first part ia a divertisement repre
eenting a reception at West Point. Gen
erals in regimentals, guests, young ladies
and cadets, were all jet black, and the
performance was ridiculously funny.
Some charming songs were giv
en, also recitations, acrobatic and
other dancing, and an effective
feature consisted in tbe West Point
cadets' rifle drill, silent drill, and pic
turesque tableaux. Very taking inciden
tals were the song and dance doings by
tbe all-American base ball team and its
mascot. Arthur Rigby; the songs by Geo.
E. Brunton. Edwin Harley, and the Elite
quartette; tbe remarkably fine whistling
by Fred Lee. and various other special
ties. Almost everything on tbe hill was
encored. The second psrt was a comi
cal monologue entertainment by Arthur
Rigby, who is indeed very funny; the
third a joyous song and dancing festival
denominated "The New South." The
programme closed with the elegant pres
entation of Jamea Gorman's operetta.
-me rrmcess of Cambodia," with the
full company ia the cast. It well round
ed out an evening of genuine enjoyment.
Hm Company Election.
Tbe Gilpin hose company at its reg
ular monthly meeting last evtving elected
the following officers:
Foreman A. F. Gresser.
Assistant Foreman Chaa. Muse.
Treasurer Will King.
Secretary W. J. Bledsoe.
Property for Bat.
In conseauence of mv removal tn Cali
fornia I will sell the fine residence prop
erty, corner Twentysflrst street and
Eighth avenue. 128 feet front. Thin is
one of the most desirable homes in tbe
city. Everything in flrstclass condition
Good family horse for sale, also several
stoves and sundry household articles.
II. C. Whitridge.
Bar a Coal Market.
Grate and eee. $7.50: stove. NVv 4 Am!
nut, $ 7. 75 per ton. screened and deliv
ered; 25 cents per ton discount allowed
if paid within ten days. Cannel coal
for grates, f 6 per ton. Now is the time
to buy. Blacksmiths' coal, coke and
charcoal on hand. E. G. Frazer.
"When headache joins neuralgia, then
comes the tug of war." A wise general
knows very well bow to marshal his for
ces. His first, last, and best charge is
made with a bottle of Salvation oil and
the doughty foe lies cringing in the dust.
Soft Coal for Bala
At my yard, corner of Eleventh street
ana lemn avenue, at ten cents per bushel-
Aug. 30, 18S9.
Every grocer and druggist sells Black
Hawk Medicated Tar soap. Price five
cents a cake.
Pay Your Taxes
The Taxes for 1889 are now
due and payable to the Collec
tor at County Treasurer's office
in court house building.
Pnblic notice I hereby (riven that Tbe Molinr
and Kock Ialand Horse Railroad Company, will
at a meeting or tba city council of the city ol
Kock Inland, to be held on Monday tbe tith day of
January, A. D. IPHO, at the el'y conncll rooms in
the city of Rock Ialand in tbe state of Illinois,
(and at all eubaequent meetings, ) present ita pe
tition to ar 'd city cooncil. requesting said city
council to gram it tho right to construct, main
tain and operate a donble or single track street
railway upon and along Nineteenth street in said
city from tbe Intersection of eatd street with
Second avenue to ita intersection with Third ave
nue In said city ; alao npon and along Fifteenth
street in mid city, from Its Intersection with
Third avenue to its intersection with Fonrtb ave
nne, and from said last named intersecUon weat
upon and along Fourth avenue to Ita intersection
with Ninth street, and from said last named inter
section south npon and along Ninth street to
Eleventh avenue in aald city, with the right to
connect the tame with tbe tracks of said Horse
Railroad Company, and of the Union 8tiet Kail
way Company, and to operate tba same in con
Dated this 4th dav nf Jannnrv A i taon
TBS MOLIHB AMD ROCK ISLASU HoBSI 'HAIL-
lot By C. B. HOLMES, President.
Winter & Lemburg,
Wholesale Dealers and Importers of
Wines and Lipors,
Nos. 1616 and 1618
I I I I I I I T A -T"T m
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Notice Is hereby given, that the undersigned
has been appointed assignee of Abram Loeb, and
all persona holding any claim or claims againat
said Abram Loeb are hereby notified to present
tbe same to bim under oath or affirmation within
three months from this date, whether said claims
are due or not. All persons indebted to said as
signor are requested to make prompt payment of
Dated December 84tn. 1889.
HKNKY P. HULL, Assignee.
Thla powder never varies. A marvel of pnritv,
strength and wholeaomnees. More economics
than the ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold in
competition with the multitude of low test, short
weight alom or pr phosphate powders . Sold Only
in can. Rotal Baein Powder Co.. 10 Wall
81., N. T.
FOR RENT A NKW COTTAGE OP FIVE
rooms. No. 12J1 Elm street; enqnirs of W.
P. inayle. No. S9S9 Thirteenth avenue.
FOR SALE VALUABLE PATENT IM
provement on Elevators. Now in operation at
Star Finishing Works, 2:5 Hamilton St., Philada.
Pa; preserves life and limb; for fnll particulars
apply to ROBT J. WALKER. Inventor.
SALESMAN WANTED AT ONCE, LOCAL OR
traveling; big pav, steady work; stock war
ranted; quick selling specialties; outfit free; ex
perience unnecessary. JAME E. WHITNEY.
novitt-Sin Nurseryman, Rochester, N. Y.
SALESMEN WANTED TO SOLICIT FOR
our well-known Nureery; good wages paid
every week ; permanent employment guaranteed.
Write al once, before territory taken, atating age.
15 Oil ASK BROS' CO., Chicago, 111.
WANTED. A LADY TO MANAGE A
Branch office, at her own home, for the Fa
mous Female Specific '"Orange Li.y"; a splendid
opportnnity; address with stamp. The Dr.Coon
lev Medical Institute, South Bend. Ind.
WANTED AN OIL SALESMAN, ON COM
mis.ion. for the Lubricating oil trade: ad
dress to The Dieterichs Oil Co., 86 West Wash
ington St., Chicago. 111.
WANTED RELIABLE LOCAL AND TRAV
eling salesmen; positions ermanent; spec
ial inducements now; fast selling specialties.
Don't delay; salary from tbe start.
BROWN BROS.. Nurserymen, Chicago, IU.
STATE OF ILLINOIS,
Rock Island Counti.
In the Circuit Court of said county to the January
Catherine Woo re, Samuel W. Lincoln, M. V.
Richards, Hans Lace, M. W. Woodford, L. J.
Bengtaton. Burton Malcolm, James F. Mont
gomery, Martha Thomas, Kosilie t'oryn,
Desire Coryn and Mary J. Macbeth.
W. B. Bmfleld, Renben Wells. The Tnknown
Heirs-at-law of Joel Wells, deceased, Dennis
Warren, William A. Nourxe, Laura A. Nour-e,
Jane M. Weatherhrad, Klir.a Bahcock, Eunice
L. Mill. Louia J. Bryant and Antonette Henry
Affidavit of the non-rexidencc of the said W. B.
Borfleld, Reuben Well and Lrnia J. Bryant, and
that the heirs at law of Joel Wells, deceased, are
unknown and made parties as the nnknown heirs
at law of Joel Wells, deceased, having been filed
in the clerk's office of the circuit court of Kock
I i-l snrt county, state of Illinois, notice is therefore
hereby given to the said non-resident defendants,
and unknown beirs of Joel Wells, deceased,
that the complainants filed tbeir hill of comp aint
in said court n the chancery s!de thereof on the
STth day of November, 1S8, and that thereupon
summons issued out of sa d court, wherein said
soil is now pending, returnable on the first Mon
day in the month of January next, as is by law
Now, unless vou. the said non-renident At
dants above named, and the nnknown heirs at law
of Joel Wella. deceased, shall personally be and
appear before said circuit court on the flrnt iln
of the next May term thereof, to be holden at Rock
isiana in ana lor said county, on tbe first Hon
day in May next, and dead.
mar to the Mid enmplainiiTir bill of complaint
iiue im ipr miners ana ininfn tnere
in chKreed and tated mill be taken
fessed, and a decree entered against yon accord-
s. prayer oi saia oni.
Rock Island, 111.. December, . 1hs.
GEO. W. UAMBI.E.
Clerk of Circuit Cnnrt
W. R. Moona awd GrTEa ASwiiset, Solicitors
COMFORTABLE and ELEGANT.
For Sal by Leading Dealers.
ITf d Solely ly EAHEE2, Trcy.II.7
The Hotel Eastman,
LITTLE ROCK. ARK.
The lanrent and flnr n vikui. -v v-. .
America, with the dnest Bath Houses in the world
"......cu, win oirn tunaer management of O. G
rJf"?"'"' W hite Monntaln Hotels) for season of
ranury lotn. Tickets should he bonght via
St. Louis and Iron Mountain & Southern R R.
A. Trike vour
r i r.i'il .i l Lll
IVIlt I! VI II at h.mo lih
It A I'll Al'I'AKATI S
ii hmm-n 111 cuu Cures
Colli. Influenza, Rheumat
ism anl Mulnriii. IYI-eli
Sent, C ti. 1)., I,v expresH,
wlih full dlreelioti.
I'ETF.K D. PINKE.
117 S, Avenuu, New York.
I TTORKET AT LA W Office wltk J. T.
L worthy, 1733 beeond A venae.
WILLI A 31 JACKSON,
a TTORKET AT LAW. Office In Hack
A. National Bank Building, Rock lalaad, HL
a. . mnrf,
a. a w.
SWEEJEY A WILIER,
ATTORNEYS ART) COUNSELLORS AT LAW
Omo la Bengston'a bloat, Rock Island, VL
ATTORNEY'S AT LAW Loan money on eood
security, make collections. Reference. Mitch
ell A Lynde, bankers. Office in Poslotnce block.
THE DAILY ARGUS.
FOB BALE EVKKT EVENING at CnuuptM
Newa 8Uud. Five eenu per copy.
I). S. 81IIUKEXAN.
RmiTlWT AND SU VE RINTEN DINT Ma
(lofflce "inc;nnattl. Ohio: Branch oinra on
First National Bank, Rock Island. fll ly
ST. LUKE'S COTTAGE HOSPITAL.
ON THIRD AVKNUK, between Tenth an
Eleventh streets. feb 14-tf
IYU. 0. KULP. D. D. S.
OFFICE REMOVED TO
Rooms M, ST, M and 29,
Take Elevator. DAVENfObT, IA,
The first coal shipped into this market
from Mercer county was from tbe mines
of R. B. Ellis in the fall of 1870. and
hence given the name it still bears. It is
well known to be tbe best sold in tbe
market, and other merchants have adoD
ted the same name and offering an in
ferior article for the genuine. Don't be
deceived, but bny the genuine celebrated
Mercer county coal of T. II. Ellis, on
Second avenue, opposite St. Joseph's
church. The office has not been removed,
but is there still, and is the only place in
tbe market selling the old and genuine
article. Telephone 1036.
Promptly aad neatlv executed by the Aasus Jot
faTTBFecMl attention paid to Comaerelal woik
COR. WASH, ft Sd AVE. B.
From 90 years' experience in Ttot-
Sital and Private practice is enabled
i guarantee radical cures in Chronic
or po'sonons diseases of the blood,
throat, no-e, skin, kidneys, bladder
and kindred organs. Gravel and stric
ture enred without pain or cutting.
Those who contemplate going to
Hot Springs for the treatment of any
Jirivate or blood diseases can be cored
or one-third the cost.
I ADIPQ Bt tnis treatment a
irA 1 1 o lovely complexion, free
from sallowness, freckles, eruptions,
etc, brilliant eyes and perfect health
can be had. tThat "tired feel
ing" and all female weakness prompt
ly enred. Bloating, hesdachea. Ner
vous Prostration, and Sleeoleesness.
Ovarian troubles, Inflammation and Ulceration.
Falling and displacements. Spinal weakness and
change of Life. Consult the old doctor.
N E RVO 1 1 Physical and Organic weak-Mi-iirvwo,
premature decay, evil
forebodings, self-distrnst, impaired memory, pal
pitation of the heart, pimples on the face, specks
before the EYE, ringing in the ear. catarrh,
threatened consumption and every disqualifica
tion that renders marriage improper and unhappy
SPEEDILY and PERMANENTLY enred.
BLOOD AND SKIN
horrible In its result completely eradicated
withont the nse of mercurr . Scrofula, Erysipe
lts Fever So es. Blotches. Pirrples, Ulcers, pain
In the Head and Bones, Cyphiltic !ore Throat and
Tongoe, Glandular enlargement of the Neck,
Rhenmarlsm, etc., enred when others have failed.
RIIPTHRF Cured with ot pain or hlnd
nUr I Uitt r,nce from business,
URINARY Recently contracted or
wituiMit I . chronlc diseases POSITIVELY
enred In 8 to M days by a local remedy. No nau
seous drugs used. Medicines mailed or express
ed to any address free from observation. Char
ges fair. Terms 'ih. Book and question list
15c. A frit ndly talk costs nothing.
HOURS: 10 a. m. to 1 m., to 8 and 7 to 8 p. m.
Sunday: to A p. m.
ir Wash.Av.8. MINHEAP0LIS, MINN.
356 Jackson St.,
St. Paul, Minn.
Speedily Cures all Private, Nervous,
Chronic and Blojd and Skin Diseases
of both Sexes, without the use
of Mercury or Hindrance
NO CURE, NO PAY.
Syphilis, Gleet, Stricture, and all old, lingering
cases, where the blood has become poisoned,
causing ulcers, blotches, sore throat and mouth,
pains In tho head and bones, and all diseases of
the Kidneys and Bladder, and all diseases so
quired from exposure are Cl'RBD FOR LIFE.
Mia or all asks who are offering from the ter
rible effects of Seminal weakness. Sexual debili
ty and loss of Sexual power as the rmsa.t of
outhfol Indiscretion, or excesses of mature
years, producing emispions, nervonsness. loss of
memory, &c are thoroughly and permanently
Or. Feller, who has had many years experience
In this specialty, is a graduate from one of the
leading medical colleges of the conntry. He has
atvBR failed in curing any capes that he has nn
oertaken. Cases and correspondence saredly
confidential. Call or write for list of qnestions.
Medicines sent by mail and express everywhere.
Dr. Jhn Dyk'S
KIDNEY CORDIAL, !
IF NOT, TRY IT. I
HARTZ t BAIIXSEN', Wholesale Aurnts.
HA.RTZ & BA.HNSEN,
Wholesale Agents. Rock Island.
a mm W m
n Ui,i, rfsSP"ANh
ako n. y,
C.H.PEARSON & C2 -
BALTI M ORE. Ma
Big G ha (flreii uulve.-.
sal aatim action la lbs
cure of Uunorrbua and
Oleet. 1 prescribe It and
feel safe in recoinmenn
ing It to all sufferers.
4. J. STOXER, J.n..
Rold br Druggists.
for am miw.
1P0SITIVF ForlOSTorFaTtnrO KoNKCOD:
sar Vvl nil Oener- and r-EKVOUS UE31L1T Y :
fill U T! "eta of Body and Kind: Etfectt
yf of ErrorsorEiUieaaesinCldor Yoang.
I. kaSMp aURIIOIH) tail. kmiw.. Hmm i KJ...
WMactfeea WKAk.l'MIM VUl'n O OH(.AS A PARTS of HOUI.
mmmmum mmmtumt MVMK Tl MIST III . IU rfar.
a OMIrr rraa 41 Stain, TrrrKorfea, aaA arp. I wwA.
taaaaa wi-Ua tkna. Haolr. fan niriaaatlaa. mm Kraal. BailaA
ra tisiv inn.
l TO DATSAI
AaMMMi mm Ml
I I easaSMaMi.
X Mrt (array sat -
V ai. WmmmmM
Our establishment is getting too small for our rapidly
growing business and we have decided to
give up our
to gain room, and will commence on Wednesday. Nov.
20th to sell out our entire stock of
BLANKETS and MPROBES
at and below cost. This is not a sham-sale but a bona
fide sale, as we will not carry any more Blank
ets in the future. For particulars
see local page.
The Pioneer Clothier, Hatter and Gent's Furnisher,
115 and 117 West Second St., DAVENPORT, IA.
A. ImrTT- VvH Eaa
Adams Wall Paper Co.,
LERCH & STJTCLIFFE, Managers.
300 Patterns of New Styles in Wall Papkr.
ijTPainting, Graining and Paper Hanging.
iMMICK BLOCK, Twentieth Street,
near Third Avenue.
E. C. Hoppe,
jSTo. 1808 Second A-v?.,
Rock Island, 111.
All kinds of Carpenter work done. General Jobbing done on short
notice and satisfaction guaranteed.
Office and shop 1412 Fourth are., ROCK IS LAN D. ILL.
TI VOLI SALOON-"
Second Avenue, opposite Harper House. The choicest imported
"WINES AND LIQTJOHS.
Imported and Kej West Cigars, a specialty.
jr. im:. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
MANUFACTUBER OF CBACKEBS ARD BISCUITS.
Ai,k your Grocer for them. They are best.
FT Sjclalties ; The Christy "OYSTER ' and tbe Chrlety " WAFER "
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
H. D. FOLSOM,
J EKKK WWW FREE i. FItltit bscp
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B. F. DeGEAR.
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth St.
trt . a a
anu aevenin Avenue,
HAS PURCHASED THE
and has removed to
Third Ave., and Tenth St.
tyile solicits the trade long enjoyed
by his predecessor and as many new
customers as wish to favor him with
WJB AK ME N tto
pALnrf llt-lifwm! smls-i-.u
ret to i or
itutxtr thtt New lMH&ovKf
ri.-.a D 4 M t
Itf d Wjy U.M(th all wrak rt,mtor-
Graaieat ImproTravniaovfr mU ofhor bcll Vi.rtt tmuh
Enntl7urrd.nthrT month., txalfrt patron ir. tuir.a
TheSniFlw-liACo. tftfl 1ttK-t
4lt maia rw 1 axa . .aa imiA I a.
Prominent PhyticUne Smoke andKecommend
nieces- J j'
DAVIS & CO.,
A complete stock of
Pipe, Brass Goods, Packing,
Hose, Fire Brick, Etc.
Sole Agents for
DEAN STEAM PUMPS and
SIGHT FEED LUBRICATORS.
W e guarantee every ore perfect, and will send Cups,
Twenty day s trial, to responbible parties.
Safety Heating Boilers and Contractors for
furnishing and Uyine Water, and
1712 First Ave ,
Rock Island, Illiuois.
Telephone 1148. Rosideire Telephone 100.
Rock Island, 111.
Second avenue, Kock Island.
: Rock Island.
Umate. for .11 k,nd. o, hnd,n.
Dr. Tait Butler,
(AsataUnt State Veterinarian of Iowa)
(Successor to Dr. J. D. Rutherford . )
Office honra 11 a. m. to t p. m.
Dentistry a Specialty.
Cfflce: Coyne's Feed Stable, Market equare,
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
Imparta arriliuit tranDann. toth-.k... a-.
moraa all plmplaa, (rack lea a4 dueoloraUona. fur
aale bj all ItMlaaa druffKi-ta, or aaailed tor M eta.
-w as is mtw mmm . i
tj?KmT TOCK. No prenoui eipe.
salt HLUIkAl CPH SVf f Ail, . f.