Newspaper Page Text
I8LA1TD AltGUB. FRIDAY, DECEHHHR 2G. ibCO.
IN THE CUSTOM HOUSE
BILL NYE TELLS ABOUT NEWVORK'8
GREAT ARCHITECTURAL FAUX PAS.
B. Bu a Talk Tak. LuMhaon with
CUactor Erhardt, lunil 8oa. TWnp
A boat Govern tn rat unit Civil Sonic,
mm Madias a Trained Chair.
1 fCopjrtelit, IW by Edgar W. Ny.l
It is reported that when Juan Do
Vrazzano in 1524 discovered the Bay
I New York, and bad been looked oyer
frfifcn a theropentio atandpoint by Dr.
BnuVfr at quarantine, hs proceeded al
inontVt ence to select ft aite for a cna
torn h(lft and place it in the hands of
able met, several of whom are still at
their imlii hi a pretty fair state of pres
ervation. " "
The presept custom house ia an impoa
inf( gray gra&ite arotiitecroral fans pas,
with a low, retreating forehead like that
LCNCHISll WITH THE COLLECTOR.
of the pickwvl. it is an inconvenient
BtAna nnlm'ttiMi Hnt:l rTklnTntlft find. 1
would my. fins to ie a cross between
a lone nci'lectoil cistern and a second
If thin ) tnnt.m maki? the most of it.
fve alrwulv ha.i an liulitm outbreak
this winter, mid ltluit mi ml a little
t-tn wild thi iMV' rnim-iit. ih I liu.1
funds left wit nt'tor iiljustinf; the In
The NfW Viirk c-nstura li.nm- is a tri
nknph of iniMiiveiii.-ni-tt. u lairucle of
niifetita aud (ir liilectnr.il di'fiiriuitiH. It
is a isort of ciiinpniiuir. u fur a-; com
fort goer., botwot-n the niiisive. rectun
gnlar residence of tbo cave dweller and
the too cellar of the renaisance.
There is yio room in it, no elevator, no
effort to. be fireproof above the first
floor, no Jul't, no air, no method, no
comfort and no economy. Venerable
nfTt.'ialu ami amililiivAa Tji-lir. u'n tliAra
show Henry llinlnt over the building
a. u bi u liming inn muio wi. i.iniium
maUe of tbe inverted iw or the tin din
ner pail of the pnst. The same sand is
in them yet.
af ftnitrr-hia Viuva riium flnnniiliiul rA
decayed, kings, have been born, cnt their
eye teeth, reifpipd a few lonesome weeks
1 11 1 tfl T . . . 1 . . .
aim uiuiunru uuck iuio pieoeian "unm.
Emperors have risen, and in a few years
practically dictated to the world for a
time, but their dust is in the mighty
brick yard of the past, and the winds of
heaven are whistling through the tat
tered upholstery of their vacant thrones,
but the ernv sand in the tin cusnidor of
the custom house of the United States
smiles mockingly at the swift and hungry
V The custom honse is ornamented with
a. biff CTunits) oorch. finimnrtjtd hv trtA crnv-
erbment and a row of massive fluted col
umns as devoid of beauty as the ani
mated drumstick of the antique chorus
girL 'This porch is expensive, but with
out nse or beauty. In this respect it re
. senibles the average case of typhoid
The first thing encountered in the in
terior is a rotunda, which presents the
bright and ever changing scenery no
ticeable from the bottom of a drilled
well. It started out to be the arena for
a cock fight, changed its mind and sought
to be a drv cistern: then arcm-ino- a no.
litical pnll it proceeded to become the
rutunua 01 tne custom House, and every
effort to remove it has so far proved un
availing. Entering the large corner room wham
site the collector of the port and other
dntfable beverages I found Mr. Er
hardt with his back to the fire and bis
lace to the foe.
He comes down aliont 0 t m anil
works till 5 o'clock in the evening, lunch
ing in bis otnee.
By banging around till about 1 o'clock
I was invited to lunch with him, Hon.
James W. Hosted sat and conversed
while we ate. The artist will kindly
make a rather pleasing drawing of the
three scholarly gentlemen as they ap
peared at the time.
A man went by the door and looked
cautiously in. Afterward I heard him
say to another man that he. understood
the Sutherland sisters were lunching to
gether today. They then, both of them,
burst into a low, coarse laugh.
The correspondence room is a very
busy place, and hundreds of letters in
tended for the collector's private eye are
carefully opened and read by Mr. Jef
fries, who came to New York in the fall
of 1402, and at once went to work at his
present job. I refer to this matter of
correspondence liecanne a great many
people think that by marking a letter to
a high official as private or personal
it will lie read only by him and im
mediately placed under his pillow at
night. The collector can, however, have
no secrets during office hours, at least
through the mails and hardly viva voce.
The cashier's room interested me a
good deal. It always does wherever I
go. So, with the collector to vouch for
me, I went through the little dingy
offices and dens where ae high as
million and a half per day is handled.
This money, as CoL Jones explained, is
either in the form of a specially certified
check or currency, and the latter is con
stantly assorted into the proper denomi
nations, so that at the time for handing
over to the sub-treasury at evening,
quarters ure in their proper parcels, duly
counted, so likewise small change and
large up to the ten thousand dollar bill
which 1 held in my hand quite a while,
meantime asking Col. Jones to notice
what a peculiarly mottled appearance
the sky had.
However, with a suspicion growing, I
dare say, out of his long and busy con
tact with sharpers and men of little
principle, he watched me eagerly, I no
ticed, and sent an employe to the window
to look at the peculiarly mottled appear
ance of the sky.
One of the iiest experts on bills and
silver counterfeits in the country, no
donbt, hna his little cage in the cashier's
office, no cannot always explain why
he does not like a bill or a silver piece,
but he knows he does not choose any of
It, and a tet shows that he is correct.
Long after I had left this department CoL
Jones showed me a f20 bill, and asked
me if I saw anything peculiar about it.
I said no. I did not, aside from the fact
that a $Jti hill always did have a novel
appearance to uie.
Well." said he. that id a counter
feit. It was detected just after yon
I convinced him nfter a while that 1
did not do it, though.
The bill had been dimly photographed,
and then all Uih work, back aud front,
carefully clone over with a pen. It was
a pretty good looking bill. Mr. Urban
detected it while a nervous person would
t! rST1 jnJttnjr the "words
Jack Itobinson. Mr. Urban is one of
the mn who hold, his office by right of
eternal fitness, and nobody ever vent-w-es
to adt him what his politics may
r nT lt i3 a between
him and high heaven. That is the way
it should be. (
If a man could make himself absolute
Jy necessary jo jii employer or hia gov
isn t iiM
ernment, and then remain there aFhi
post instead of having to go oat for
three months every year to yell for his
party till the rich, ripe rum mantled to
his luscious bugle, there would be a net
saving to the world in 200 years that
would buy some man a nice uttle farm.
The cashier s office has a system of
three checks, whereby the counter, the
bookkeeper and the teller are guarding
against each other's mistakes, and so ac
curate is this matter that in a day's
work ranging from 400,000 to $1,600,000
the footings of the three are alike to a
The certified check, in the ordinary
sense of the term, does not go at the
custom house. , The bank may be ever so
good; its certificate must be to the effect
tht so much money is on deposit to its
credit at the sub-treasury, and when
that account is overdrawn, if only for five
cents, that check waits till the account
is made good again. '. : .
When yon pay duties the fact that yon
are the president of a bank or the head
of a family does not count. Ready
money or the certificate of the sub-treasury
alone goes, .
In one corner of the cashier's depart
ment is a headsman's block, near it a
stellated punch and a sledge hammer.
When a oin is found to be worthless it
is carefully laid on this block, the pink
ing iron is placed npon it and then a
strong man hits it a welt with the
After knocking the essential tar ont
of the coin, as one may say, it is politely
returned to the owner, who has to make
irgXKLTbe idea, as the bright eyed
reader has already discovered, no doubt.
is to prevent its circulation, and that is
almost invariably the result.
Civil service has its odd and rather
amusing features to one., at least, who
sees the ridiculous readily. For in
stance, there is a position under the
government in the customs which re
quires that a man who fills it shall, to
the best of his ability, knock off the lids
of boxes by means of a cold chisel and
hammer. .' r
The knowledge of Euclid or the binor
mal theorem is not absolutely necessary.
toe principal thing being to avoid pull
ing ont the thumb nail while pulling the
outer nails, nut the civil service re
quires that he shall know certain thimrs.
whether he can knock off the lid of the
box or- hot. One -of these men has to
stand upon a set of cyclopedias in order
to reach the top of a big box.
In the language of a friend, "he is up
on books, but he is short on stature,'
The civil service does not ask him how
tall he is, but whether a given line, bi
secting the base of an isosceles triangle
and running due east toward a given
point, will also bisect the circumference
of a given circle whose radius is perpen
dicnlar to the base of the isosceles tri
Take also the case of a man whose
duty it is to pack and unpack valuable
bric-a-brac. Those who have put in a
year or two packing and unpacking
wunout oreaicage costly china, marble,
glass and other truck will agree with
me that this is extremely important, al
though a civil service examination does
not touch the question. Of course it is
well for a man who drives a team for
the custom house to know that "evolu-
THE OFFICE CHAIR.
tion is a gradual change from an infinite,
incoherent hnmwpnoitv tsi a .loflniA in
herent heterogeneity through continuous
diflTfmTltiatirma anil lntuM.lima 1 . i .
- -- uuv. uiwginuuus, 4JUb 1 w
would be still better if he knew promptly
what to do in a malignant case of botta.
out i cannot ao una suoject justice,
and perhaps I should not refer to it here,
because it reallv dnea not hnlnnvtrka
letter treating of the custom house, for
the cases above mfermd tn von nh.
tained surreptitiously from other par
ties. The collector seems to take kindly
to dvil Service. I indued anil alfhnnfrh
he courteously laughed when I referred
to ineee luustranona, ne aid not give
Wav to mirth aa I havn aMn twottiIa fin
He is kind to those who have served
well and faithfully, and seems to cling to
faithful employes wherever the public
weal requires, it or will be best sub
served. I think that is what he Baid,
though the word weal is one that I know
very little of. He says that gross in
competence, intemperance or indolence
would always meet with a prompt dis
"And what would von reranl na
nrononneed nuu nf in rllTif in tlia . -
vice of the government, Mr. Erhardt?
-weu, we government is not gen
eral! v severe on its emnlnvpa T thinly
For instance, I knew of a man who acted
for many years as a watchman for the
government, and while the president was
uowu uiere at asmneton tms man neld
np his corner of the great national fabric
by attending the theatre while on watch.
He slept at the government building,
but took his meals at home. Thus he
got his salary for his lodging, and often
received a box at the theatre on the
strength, of his relations with the gov
ernment. He is now not in it"
"But regarding virulent and long con
tinued attacks of indolence, does the
government fire such cases?"
'"Yes, always. TJltimately. The pol
icy of the government has been rather
pacific, and yet where a man has become
so sedentary that he -can sit down on an
open Barlow knife and go to sleep we
look into his case. Should he occupy all
day a chair on which there is an open
eight bladed knife, with a corkscrew in
the back, also open, and then at night go
home with the knife adhering to his per
son, we call for his resignation."
Speaking about chairs, while I was in
the office word came that there had been
orders issued from Washington that
some of the office furniture should be
repaired. It seems that some time ago
a special agent of that d?portment called
on the collector. The latter showed him
a chair. The agent said he did not care
to sit "Yes, yes, sit down." -said the
genial cherub who presides over the. rev
enue and aits serene beneath the peculiar
banner of the custom honse: take that
chair right there."
The agent did so, and the collector
conversed with him. Every little while
the agent would put some more chalk on
the leather seat of the chair and remount
it, but in a few minutes he would fall
off, and just barely catch himself and
get out of the way before the chair
stumbled and fell on him. Finally he
said he guessed he must go, and as he
did so the revolutionary chair shd out
from under him, and going over in the
corner crossed its legs and put its arms
behind its back. : . ;
"Now," said the collector, "I beg your
pardon for offering you that chair, but
I wanted to ask you if it would be possi
ble to get hold of an appropriation from
which a suitable amount could be se
cured for the purpose of fixing that
chair. There isn't a bareback rider in
the United States who can keep his seat
there over two and one-half minutes at
present, and I am tired of replacing peo
ple who have fallen off that chair." -
It is going to be repaired now. - Also
a man who -cleans cisterns is going to
whitewash the rotunda if the covernr
menTwouldnot Seem "it a mareV nest
I sometimes think that if the United
States would give more time to large
affairs, lake reciprocity and statesman
ship, instead of running wildly a mile
and a half every time an old mare flies
cackling joyously from the nest, we
would have more groceries in the house
for a given sum than we now have. -
- P. S. I will write more about the
custom house later on. ' E W. N. ;
We offer one hundred dollsra reward
for any case of catarrh that cannot be
cured ey taking Hall's Catarrh Cure.
P. J. Chxney & Co., Props.. Toledo, O
we, tne undersigned, have known
F. J. Cheney for the 1ms fifteen years,
and believe him perfectly bonorable'in all
business transactions and financially able
to carry out any obligation made by their
Waldiko, Kinnan & Marvin, Wholesale
Druggists, Toledo, O. -..
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken Internally,
acting directly upon the blood and mu
cous surface of the svstem. Price ?5e
per bottle- Sold by all druggims.
la the bead
Is a constitutional
' Disease, and requires
A coostitnt onal remedy , . r
Lke Hood's Sarsaparills,
Which purifies the blood.
Makes the weak strong.
Try it now.
Bard coal Haikn.
$7 75 per ton for best anthracite coal.
all sizes, delivered within city limits, 25c
per ton discount for rash. Indiana black
$4.50nd Cannel coal $6 per ton delivered.
cartage added, on all orders for less than
one ton; carrying in 25c per ton extra.
E. G. Fraxek.
Pain and dread attend the nse of most
catarrh remedies. Liquids and snuffs are
onolcassnt as wH as dangerous. Ely's
Cream Balm is safe, pleasant, easily ap
plied into the nostrils, and a sure care.
It cleanses the nasal passages and heals
the inflamed membrane, eiving relief at
once. I'rice 50c.
The question has been asked. "In what
respect are St. Patrick's pills better thsn
any otherT" Try them. You will find
that they produce a pleasanter cathartic
enact, are more certain in tbir action
and that they not only pbvsic. but cleanse
the whole system and regulate the liver
and bowels. For sale at 25 cents per
onx dv liana x, uabnsen, druggists.
NOTHING LIKE IT1
Blood is thicker than water,
and must be kept purs to
insure good health.
Witt's Specific is natures remedy
for this purpose.
It never to fails elimnate the impur
ties and build up the general he".h.
There is only one Swift's Specifio,
and there is nothing like it.
Be sure and gtt the genuine.
Treatise on Blood and Skin Diseases
The Swift Specific Co., Atlanta, Ga
mi - Ml,;;
Dr. S. E. IIcGREARY
(Late of Cincinnati, OhlaO . .
Baa Permanently Located i
. Davenport. -
In the past eight month be hu aaccea fully
treated more than
of the most sever character. HutnecialtU am
Such cases as rheumatism, neural
Ria, scrofula, asthma, catarrh, heart
disease, all kinks of nervons diseases,
epilepsy, chorea and nervous prostra
tions, in Iacl all chronic or long stand
Positively and Permanently Cured or
no pay. '.
Lom of Manhood, Seminal Weaknoea, and
Error of You lb, positively aod parmauentlr
aVPoalttvely ao case taken that cannot be
en rod. Correiuondenre accompanied by 4c ia
Btampa promptly answered. .
Offlce McCnUoogh'i New Block.
W. Third Street, near Main,
DH- SAND ET"8
IWRiUTATUI ItaMrh I A
PSaVED-?7 f Ir3r-ri riTDi eriT ill cbcbcmcam
r AKTlkB Z21Zjt,. futhUX. for thUitweltie pro.
MM. Car- l.n.lb Krakara. tin rrarh. IN, .
taff. CaathuMM 1'armita nt Elertiiclt, thmub all Tut
PaETS, IriMIH item ra KKaLTM aa VKHIUIH TRKftTK.
E" "rraul VvU laalaall.. or a forfait Si.tiOO la cuk.
WLTarfaauaaMnCaM.sk Mrf. Warn aaaaa ra
' "Ta . HaalfH paaipblct f.aa.
BA1TDFB EIFCTRICCO.. 'CTUnalla tHICABS.IU.
5 1 Die ATE D - - '
Impart a rri Ilia ia tnnaataren? u rJwankira. Baa,
I n all tMntpra, frrok-n mmi dlsroiontliina. IVnr
I by i arxt-ctaysi ifrainrfrt. or nuit3 for 6f cti.
Iak " VL V n tomr by
M laitf 9 M Wm IT -
W lfcy I lt hi t
R. R. TICKET
(Member Aj&erican Ticket Broken' A In) -RlDTJO
ED RATXS TO AIX POEBTTS.
OFT1CE -la Adam Xxpm Offloe under
Protect Your Eyes.
MARION OPTICAL CO's
Improved Ci7tallUed ' " '.
Spectacles and Eye Glasses.
14 and 16 Matdon Lane, H. X. Branch: Mario.
Ind. , For aale bj T H. Thomas. Druggiet, Rock
Ialand. 111. - ap,S-d4m
VII PI TCC'C Teaches ittnde.a
naaallaL W trade aurt thei
tbem In rail road aemce.
Send for eircoUr.
VALENTIN BHOB ,
J$P G?" ProMa Bemedr for ttnppreaaiona
and Monthly Irregnlartttm. - vrT
JUdio Ce Le Due' Periodical Pill, of Part,
itaa St ? e"Plwh all that li
laUar to women- Foil dlreetion with
iHiiOoTlvr. wnaree ooie. tor AS. AmerlraB
rm Co., mTai.T oroBrtcton. or.r lrr
pr vox or tnree bon-a lor tb. Amt
-5 -Si. 1
, f CHEMIST -SOCK
ASKIOUB G ROCHE -FOB IT, .
LEO A L.
8TATK OT lLUSOlS,
Rock Ibl id Couxtt,
Id tb t Clrenit Conrt In Chincerr. '
John Peota, dminiatrator enm toetamento annexo
of the eeia of Bailey Davenport,(!eceased, va.
the Mock h land and Milan Mreet Railway Com
pany. Chaile H. Stoddard, J. P. Kubinaon,
Elmore Ho rat, Peter Fries and J. O. Maaeie.
Ur Urinal bl 1.
John Peeta, adminlatiator enm tewtamtnto an
nexo oi la eaute or Batley Darenport. de
ceaaed, va, the Rock laland A Milan tttvet
Kailway Cnnpany, Kara Wilcher, John W.
Stewart, J tmee M. Muntgimery, Edwin ii.
Fraser, Le n Sharp. Frederick Weyerhaenavr,
Frederick J. A. llenkmann, William h. Hal
ligau. Root Woodmausee, Tbomaa S. Silvia,
loui. V. Kckhart and John . Downing,
tteorge Diwning, Sr James Downing and
Tboaiaa D. wniii( partner etc ae Doanlng
Notice I h why given that by virtue of a de
cree or tne ci rcnit conn in anu ror tne county or
Rock Island a tne atate of Illinois, entered in the
above entitle 1 causes on the Thirtieth HbJ day
ef September ,A.D., I shall on Saturday, the
Sixth t da of leoember, A. !., umK at the
hoar of tea 101 o'clock in the forenoon of said
day at the no m door of the conrt house tn the
city of Kork Island In said county of Kock laland,
aeil, aubjyct to the approval of and cooflnnaikM
by aald circuit conn, at public auction ao the
highest bidot r or bidder upon the terms herein.
af ir and In aid decree mentioned, all the rail
way of aard jfendanl the Rock laland A Milan
Street Railwi y Company, said railway extending
from the con er of Seventeenth street and Firat
avenue in an Id city of Kock laland Uroogh and
along theetrets and avenue, of said city to a
point at or nar the southern limits of raid city,
and thence o -er it right of way and ia part over
and alone: cer tain roads and highways In the loan
of South Hoc c Island to and over the or dge now
owned by tht said city of Rock laland apanninc
Rock river t etween the town of Sear and the
town of all tail, and thence over and alone certain
street and p ibUC ground in said town or city of
aii tan ie I ia terminua tnereu) ana including tne
brst'Cb exten ilng from the tuwn of Sears afore
said to the nil ;h point on the bluffa of Roc k river
knowa as But ok Bawk's Watch Tower, togelber
who an saia railway company rtgui or way, real
enlace, ieaan, road-bed. track, axle tracks,
witche. iro l. ties, enitine and stalKw honsea.
harna, motor t, rolling stock, cars, horses, ma-
cntnery, loon , Implements and belonging and all
aid railway company' property, appliances and
appurtauancasor every sort, kind anil description
wuatsoever a rw belonging to and owned by i-sid
defendant raj iway company, including those now
tn the poesest-ion or eontrol of Frederick Baa,
heretofore ap jointed receiver herein, and all such
which may b reaftr and prior to such sale be ac
quired by bin i, excepting nevenheleaeail money
belonging to taid street railway compauy now in
the bands of (aid receiver and all such as may
arise from or rrow ont of the nee of said railway
property and franchisee, or may come to aa d re
ceiver prior 1 1 hie arrenileiing posaeajon of said
railway and nt onertv aa by said decree nrovidedi
together with all the riebu, privilege and fran.
chisea of M d defendant railway company to
maintain ana iperate its rata railway and carry on
its business, end to mstntain and operate Its said
railway over., done, across and Ibrouifh the recta.
alley, road and public grounds of said city nf
Rock Island, t aid town of Milan and aald township
of Sooth Roc k Islaud, and over and along the
aald bridges (panning Rock river, and all other
righta, privili gee and franchise whatsoever be
longing to or onnected with tne said railway com
pany; all of said railway, premise, pronertr.
rights and prl Urges being situated in the coantv
of Rock Islam l aforesaid aaid sale being subject
nevertheless to all liens lor taxes nr assessments,
general or ape -ial, which may have accrued and re
main thereon trior tn such sale.
TERMS OI' SALS . Ten thousand 10,0rx
dollar In cam dowo at the time of said sale, and
the remainder upon the approval and conhrmatioa
of aoch sale to said circuit court. -
- Hated at Kick Island, Illinois, this Sth day of
novemoer, a. ju.,iw.
; FREDERICK HASS,
Recelvi r and Special Master in Chancery
-l ne aale roc ouoned In the above and foregoing
notice ie here by postponed to take place on Tues
day tbe Sixth dsy ef January, A. D. laVI, at the
hour of ten clock in tbe forenoon of aaid day at
the place ani on the term mentioned In the
above and for rgomg notice.
Dated at Reck Island. Illinois, this Sixth day
oi AreccmocE, a . a. 18VU.
Receive r and Special Master ia Chancery
STATE OF I JJNOI8, r
Rock lawn Couutt, f
In the Olr nit Conrt, January term. 1891.
Emma Albriol t v John Alnricht In Chance rv.
Affidavit of aoBj-reaideae oi the above named
defendant. Jo in Albricht. having been filed in the
clerk' offlce cf the circuit court of said county,
notice is then tore hereby given to tbe said John
Albricht deft ndant, that the complainant Sled
her bill of eon plaint In said conrt, on tbe chancery
side thereof, f th XtuA day of . ovembur 10,
and that there upon aanmmons fawned out nf aaid
court, wherefa i said utt i now pending, return
able on the 8rt Monday in the momh of January
next, as ia by i aw retjulred Now, unless yon, the
said John Al "-lent, defendant, above named,
hall personal y be and appear before ai circuit
court, on the f rat dav of the next term thereof, to
be holdea at It ock Island in and for the said coun
ty, on tne Brat Monday m January next, and plead,
anawer or dean ur to the said eomolainant'a bill of
complaint, the same and the matter and things
inererucnargea aaa s&axea w n ne taken a com
f eased, and a iecree entered againal you accord
ing to tnepn yrror saianiu.
Rock Inland Illinois, Nov. 34th. im.
GEO. W. GAMBLK, Clerk.
McEaraTst :cEaijLT.c'oanp't Sol
CTICK 1 0 OONTRAOTOBS.
Scaled propr alt will be received at tbe City
Clerk otnee, Kock Island, III., nntil Monday,
January 6th, 1891 atC r. a. ror constructing the
improvement ordered by an ordinance of said
city, which w adopted May 111, 1HVU, and I cn
tltleu "an onlinance for the improvement of
Fourth avenn from Twentieth street to Twenty
third street an 1 Twenty-third street from Fonnb
avenue to Firt i avenue, and Fiftn avenne Inn
Twenty-third creel to point about four hundred
feat east of ' Chlrty-elgnt street, thence north
aoont on nnm irea ana sixty reet tnrougn the on
denrade erosa nr of the C K. I sP uidth,
B. A Q. railrc ads. and from there east Fifth- or
Mollne venue to the oenter of the iatersec km of
Fortr-alxth street and said Fifth or Mollne ave
nne," and for I ornishing the meter ala and doing
tbe work accor ling to the plan and specifications
tnereior. 'i n aia improvement ordered by said
orui nance eons ms oi euroing witn curbstones, ex
cavatinr. Cradl ur ImDrovine and navlnr with itv.
ins brick of go d quality twenty-seven block of
nir-ee ia in a a title or sat a ordinance t out.
The said imp mvemnnt must be constructed and
tbe material tn valor furnished must be in accord
ance with the p ana and specillcatron for mid im
provement on I le In tbe aaid city Clerk' offlrtvnt
which said oBk , said plans and spec locations are
open to uie in pecuoa ox .au persona Interested
Contractors a re to fnrnUh samtile of brick with
wttch work iet be done. Brick need in the work
mnsteorrespo i with sample In quality aud stvle.
All bids matt be accompanied with a certified
check tn tbe sus of five hundred dollar, payable
to the order or he treasurer of said city, which
shall become ft re felted to said city In case the
Burner snail rai to enter mto contract, with ap
proved snretie te-vxecate the work for the price
mentioned in h a bid, and aeeordicc to the nlsns
and speciScaU as, la the event thai the contract
should be awar led to him, .-
Bl nk bids a ill be furnished on application at
the City Clerk's ofBce. All hidden od other per
son may atteai atlhe oeenisg of said fitds, Tne
right to reject sy and all bid or proposal re-
waves nereiig expressly reserveu,
Robert Kotaxaa, City Clerk.
Sock Island, Uliecemberll. Wlu,
efe M. BEAttDSLETa
I TTORHET . IT LA W OfBce with J. T. Ean-
awonay, nm econu avvenua.
i TTORKEYS AT LAW, Offlce In Rock Island
aAJRStanaU cut X otuidtng. Rock Island, IlL
a. d. swxxicxt. ; -. cbvaun.
8 WI ZSKt ft walkeb.
TTORKEYS AKT OOUN9EIXORS AT LAW
vaw u ea awn vraea, tttCI IMaAO, JiU
. McESIBT A IcESIBf.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW loan money or good
ecurtty, mal collectiotui, Meference, Mitch-
en e isynoe), ua. uur. umee in roauixnca block
MISC ?SLL A NE0U8. .
v OFF! OB REMOVED TO
Take Elmtlua j DAVrNPOKT. IA.
Xttateof OeoreeJ.Zlefr deceased.
The nndenlmed huvinv hmt aj.nmfji ailmis.
Imralor Of the Hll of Geon?e J. Zletrler. Ula
f the county of Rock Island, tate of Uhnola. do
ceaaed, hereby gire notice that be will appear
1 w wimiT coun oi nora laiana coaniy, at
the olllce of the clerk of eaid eoort, in the city of
Kock Island, at the February term, on the An
Monday In February next, at which time all
persona hiring claim afrainxt said estate areno-
unea ana requeeted to attend for the porpoaa of
bTtn(r the aamHadlnated. All neraone Indebted
tosaideataie are roqucated to make immediaU
payment to the under Imed.
vaiea tm nd day rf DacRmber. A. D. li-90.
FRANK H. ZIEGLEK, AdminUiraior.'
W. C. MUCKER,
. Bavtnj purchased the
Property which he ha had refitted for th ho
tel business, is now prepared to accom
modate transient guest. .
Day and Regular Boarding'
si very rcasocabl prices.
Be is also engaged la th
at the same place with choice lot of Grocens
Farm produce a epecialty.
CHAS. R. WHEELAN.
Undertaking and Embalming
Dimlck Block, Ko. SOS 30th Su. Bock bland.
Bsvinff pnrchaaed a eomnleta line nf Tndertak.
ing goods, with hearse and anpuartenncea, and
havm- secured the services of Mr. Geo. B. Reed.
of Chicago, an expert fimeral director and em
naimer oi K years experience, 1 am mily pre
pared to guarantee satisfaction.
After years (umerience M tatib'nr Inetra-
menUI M oaic, I will pronitae you more theory with
lose lesaons for the least money of any teacher ID
undar our supervision, given each Juvenile pupil.
leacoers win save money to order tneir Bl uaic
Eooka of u Une-third off of marked price oa
Sheet Bitistc to everv one. Le,ve order, namina
author, at ray music rooms, litil Second avenue.
We make a specialty of teaching inexperienced
teachers bow to u-a.eb.
Address me at 11 Brady -tM Daverport, Ta,
MKS. O. A. tiABKEER,
John Volk & Co.,
Sa&a, Doom, Blinds, Siding, Flooring.
and all kinds of wood work for builder.
Eighteenth bu, bet. fttlrd aud Fourth eve.,
. xtxii island.
A. D. HUESING.
Rpprrwnt. annng other ime-tned and well
knowu Pir Insurance Companif lie following:
Boyal Insurance Compaiy, of Er.rtanrl.
Weechei-ter Kirc In, iompauy of . Y.
Bufialo tierman Ins. Co., Bu&alo. N. Y.
Rocbeeter German Ins. Co., Koch eater, M. T.
dtisens Ins. Co.. of Pitubuivh, Pa.
Hun fire Office, London.
Union Ins. Co., of California.
Security Ins. Co.. Sew Biven. Conn.
Milwaukee Mechanics Ins. Co.. M tlwaukee, Wi
uermau w ue ins. ia, or raorta. ill.
Office Cor. 18th St., and Second Ave.
KOCK ISLAND. ILL.
UKS. 11UTUERFORD k BCTLER.
GRADUATES OP THE ONTARIO VETERSA-
u ry oolieee, elernary Physician aan Surgeon.
Olhce Tindair Livery (table; Keaiduca: uver
Aawn saaorj, narui aquni. .
1200.00 and Upwards
For sale, secured on land worth from
three to five time the amount
of the loan-
Interest T per cent somi annually, collected and
remiuea tree or cnarg.
E. W. HURST,
Attorney at Law
Rooms 1 and i ttaaoolc Tempi,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL
J. M. BUFORD.
Thw U rin and Time-triad
LOSSES PROMPTLY PAH).
as w as say rail able nomtaMy asm aTBI
awx aiiiiaiH Mssneaisl.
J. J-L GASPARD,
Library Building, Davenport, Iowa, Call for
timatee and see work before going to Chicago
NERVE AND BRAIN TREATMENT.
Sneelf.i! for llvs-rta,PissjiM.rtta.rral:;la,'vV .k
ruinn-a, Murud ik pr, a..u... K..1 len.nir ! Uie iirata r
Ultiutr la in filiil v una leaolne to mlxi. r drvav and
deih Premalura Old Aire. Ua.iaan.,,. lioi Iwir
ineillier a. Invnlonlary.Lo-e.rul Nuermat.inra-a
"" oversow lion at la.- beam. plt-,, ur
. . '--a nmiainoneriMMiib M treat.
CT!'- . "9- or alx toe ,. .mi bv iu,l eeruaML
ruanuw to ri fV.nd a.inev it th treaiaaii to
Drnnrlst. Sole Agenta, corner Third avena aad
. asaiieu etreet. suaca isiana ill.
Cheap and beet place tn th paper for
1Wanls.n "Lost.' "Hale" and Inl'l ul.
Only one-half cent a word. Everyoody raad tiua
. 1 J 1.. ,
A TOUSti M ASW ANTS TO GET A PLACE
aa.., w uw uiurw lor ui ooara lua winter.
UOB RENT -A PLEA8ANT ROOM. CEN
A trally located, uiu,ble for one ur two gentle
men. Address M. this office.
'ICKLY FPRNtSFIRD ROOM POK TWO
siokii bi in. -rwentieta strseu
TTTANTRll A Aeat-laa. fJnavaS U
VV.this city and vieinlty to introducw tho-Vhase
Plan" or Accident laanranea lt anhin.. .11
thendvan aseaof the "old line" aad tba
aai BJW1H. a rrass ntoet liberal ; sddrrss
- W. D. CUAsJC, BeCy, Geneva, M. 1
POF.ritr"1-''' . "a ?
: r r l ter . , ,
'1 .Aa ,
Agency for Excelsior Roofing Company
Cheaper thaw Ehikole. '
Sead for circular, (Telephone
Dealer la Sew ad
Second Hand Goods
Bay Mil ad trade aa j article. ' . A specialty hud of Jrwalrv,
No. 1614 Secxrod Avanoe.
Xunf artnrer of al) ktads of -
BOOTS AM) SHOES
GesU'lBboe specialty. Repairing boa neatly aadpramptly. ,
A shars of yonr patrocag respectf uy olicltad.
1618 Second Ayenne, Boak laland. Dl.
J". JM. OHEISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
HAxrnrACTTraza or ckackxbi aid ucvm.
Aak jour Grocer for them. They are beet,
tar" 8 peel ties; Tna Christy '0TfTl, and the Christ "WAT."
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
ALL XHYD8 OF OARPKKTIK WORK DOVX.
VOencral Jobbing dona oa short notice and aliafaRloa guaranteed
Office and 8hop U13 Fourth Avenue. ROCK ISLAND ILL.
(SocceMov to Ohl waller B pilfer)
Contractor and Builder,
Shop Third avenue, between 10th and 11th street,
(Fred Koch, old Hand.)
r All hlnda of Carpemtor work and ropAirinf done. Batiafaclloa ruarantced .
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder,
Oiflce and Shop Corner SercttoeaUi fu
and HereaUi Ave&ne,
SrAU kind of Artistic work a neCalty.
A. SEA BURG.
House and Sign Painter.
First-claas Oralulnx and Pap Haainc.
P. O. Boi 73.
Dealer in GroceritiS and Provisions,
No S0 Fifth Arcouo, ROCK ISLAND.
fewsto,uwtocUeheet Wat th
No. 2 TwenUeth Street, next to Conrad Schaeider . groorrj. Rock Ialan-J.
tor fine) tUliofr,
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Madrlnth latest st,V. Also rrpa
GECSGE SCIIAFEB, Proprietor.
loot Second Avenue. Corner of aixtecLU RtrM. Opposite Barper's Theatre.
The choicest Wines, Liquors.
- VsA BTCrj AJ " m
KING OF COCOAS-" ROYAL COCOA FACTORY."
Kings are but men, but all men are not Ling. Therefore,
when the A'.Vrf cf Holland says, as he, did by deed of August
i a, 1 8S9, that he is greatly pleased with
to IIooteits Cocoa,
44 BEST & COS FARTHEST.-
and, entirely unsolicited, grants the manufacturers the s.l
right of styling their works t ic Royal Cocoa Factory, a sig
nificance attaches to the act which would not were he
not "every inch a king."
W0vn svjaaf r r r iiiftiiniiriiiiijijiiiji
We are pleaeed to announce to our many friends that
through, the erection or our new bnildin we hare ob
tained unt qnalled facilities for the display of our various
poods. Our assortment is larger and more attractive
than ever We beg to ennmerate from our line
A Magnificent Line 4
t f Havi!and China," white and decorated in full dinner '
and y sets, after dinners, fruit plates, Olive dishes,
aalads, etc. . ...
Goods selected now will be
1 W-aJ I am. t s w - . t . .
icva. i o luniB jour eany inspection.
Jens Lorenzen Crockoijr Co.,
- Cor. Third and Harrison Streets, Davenport, Iowa.
trcr rr ven rczcnuTZ. rm-d
T. H. ELLIS, Rock laland. Dt.
lOMt Cer. Foar.eemh X. sad aoe4 Ave.
T t T.I- J
Plana sad ranimata roc all ktsda af ha.'ldlnaa
Shop Fourth Ave. bet. flat aVtd tta.
krwea prtcea. A har of sauoaac sollcthal.
dnr done with
Beer and Cigars always on Hand
Sandwiches Fa ralahed eat Short 5oUca.
Bisque Flgii res.
set aside for future delivery if de
ALL KIND OF
M- A faamltr W faraiablaf all k1aJa
Of Stores WTtk Gaattor o aaaau
A rTCHINE SHOP
1 WW all fclsal as mac
to getatotg another year with
TEL IE US
It will make her hippy.
It will make you harpy.
It will make your children hippy,
and we will be happy to show them to yon. -
Call and examine our immense line of
RIVERSIDE STOVES AND RANGES,
1613 and 1017 SECOND AVENUE.
J. B. za
-THE WXLL KVOWV-
Qaa jt rdaraad frora Earop and wouVJ be plraard U m Lt friraJ at
bi plare of bafliarM ta
Star Block, Oppojitx Habpkr IIorsK.
TALL NT WINTER' SUITINGS
fur 1S4V) Bl bar foea rcceivei.
CHAS. W. TERBCRY. Maaajer.
IT. C. ELOPFJE,
fS THE TAILOR,
Ha opeaad km Xrw aad Spaoaa
No. 1C20 to 1C26 Third avenue,
wberc be wouVd rr pWaal to m bla tricadA
" k, rk as H as AW aaal frntrt. b fW kaasara rsmk -l? ssl - w
aau, aaf ka Ik dlj aa o. fM a. tVoM tW Laao mry , frM M k IA
Tl COMPLETE IN ALL
sUaVenpQil - departments.-
Business CoUbib. '-iLcA.
And Dealer in Mens' Fine Voolcns.
170S Second Avecce.
ML EL MTJRRITsr ,
-Choice Family Groceries
Cor. TLixd araa aad Twmlj-tr 8c. Rack 1.1 aad.
fmJZZZ 'mmiU'' A aar a7 aaaMat
-a. mJ AaA
Tiir: oc:itivc curl
C. J. W.
tlut old store, tut i
IES' tS I iq g,
DAVIS & CO,
A caawr,). (Asrk of
Pipe, Brass Goods, Pack in 2
Hose, Fire Brick, Etc
DEAN STEAM PUMPS and
SIGHT FEED LUBRICATORS
W paraaua awrrT faartl. aa4 wltl w mm.
Twvasy aaj. trtal. Im ri it ... M jvn
fcafetj IW1I112 Dollrrs aad Coet-arvs f
foraiaalBji aad Uylrf WaU-r. aad
1711 riarr Ata.
Rnck Ialaad. L itxm
114A. sa.lt sa rt tvlntt
ADD GAS FITTEB.
AAD MALES IX
Wrought and Cast Iron and Lead
Hose, Packing, Sewer and Drain Til-.
Steam and Gas Fixtures.
UrCeat work at fair prices. Eailaatta fara!aLod
Offlcaaard ahop tl I8U81. TcaWaUa(
Rock Island, 111.
- ; two crceoa arrou",
1 -iV'"! TtrfcfV TcT .wn Itf.
( i A II II - . aa "J
(rv CS $ I
s. i .a" lar