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For Sale. Rent. Exchange and Mii.
laneous wants inserted one day at lc
per word; three days at He per word
and one week at Mo per word.
"Situations wanted" and local "Help
wants not exceeding three lines in
serted one week in the DAILY ARGUS
FR RENT-Two (arnlshcd rooms; enquire at
1717 frecond avenue.
FOR FEXT Fnrnirbed room rn Seventh ave
.bet. Thirteenth acd Fonrteen'h st. No. 1:113.
'ANTED A rood srirl for general hoaeework;
enqaire at No. 1 109 SoconU avenue. IS
WANTED- Qirl to wash iiahe at Roci I-land
honfe. c. Ct.Uavib. j4-tf
WANTED A position in a rrivate family talc
In? can- of a horte or working ahont a pine.
A aoher, industrious n.n. Addrcsa J. F. H . mis
WANTED A position as por eror driver in a
bnsint-s hnne or privnte family: inqnire o(
Frita Stoct'eran, corner Third and Warren 819 ,
Davenport, Jowa. ' 15-4t
ICKLY FL'Jt.MHal KOuM bOH TH'O
jrentx-men at fc!7 Twentieth street.
MEN WASTED Salary and exper,.s: per
manent place: apply at once. Urohs Bbol
Co., Jiurserymen, thicao.
MONKT TO LOAN On chattel mortfaires,
watc',e, diamonds, jewelry, and all articles
pfvalne. J. W. J.nes. 1HN Second avenue. i-tf
WANTED Two or three good men to repre
sent onr well known boue for town and city
trada: local and invelirs. SlOO and expenses
per month to the nub t mun. Apply qnlck. staf
JrJi; aee. L. L. Mat 4 Co. Nurserymen, Florists
and Seedsmen. St. P.ul. Minn.
Th s hoi.se i responsible.
WANTED licner.il S'a'e a---nt to open head
quarters In s-iai:' principal city, as-'itne ex
clnsive coutrol of our buim:ss ami appoint local
ard sub aen a in tv.s t itJ; 5Ms in uotversa?
demand, anl psv n-t profit f V) to l-io per cent
Adilres t HE O'lOX CO .UFA N l", T41 Broadway,
New York. 9-6t
GET YOUR PICTURES
Over American Express office.
fVKirst '!at work guaranteed. Ladv and
CHAS. R. WHEELAN,
Undertaking and Embalming
Dlmlck Blook, No. 80S Dth St.. Rock Island.
Havtn? purchased a complete line of Undertak
ing good, with hearse and aopuartennces, and
havfnc secured the services of Mr. Geo. . Reed,
of Chicaeo. an szpert funeral director and em
balmer of 12 years experience, I am fuliy pre
pared to guarantee satisfaction.
John Volk & Co.,
Sash. Doors, Blinds, Siding, Flooring,
and all kinds of wood work for builders.
Eighteenth St.. bet. Third and Fourth aves.
AGENTS OF EVERY KIND
Insurance, Fraternal Order, book or otherwise.
Members pet Sinn in one ri-ar. They pay bn' fl
week. Anybody cnmake at the lowest $13?
each week easily. Everybody wnnts a certificate,
becaoe for each member ttu-v bring in they fret
their 100 a month earlier. This is a good thlcg
and don't mistake f. Addre-s
J. L. UNVERZAGT, Secretsry,
l,Weat LexinijUjnat., Baltimore, Md.
n o fx
Prove all TMms.
HOLD FAST THAT
CHAS. A. MECK
Has opened up at the Adams old stand with a com
plete line of Baby Carriages, Furniture, Car
pets, Stoves, Oil Cloths, Window
Curtains and Shades at prices
So Low and Terms So Easy,
you are sure to buy if you will but examine his stock
and prices. Shop all around, then come to us.
Fair Dealing Liberal Terms.
CHAS. A, MECK,
322 Brady St., Davenport.
Telephone No. 421, (Adams' old stand). '
HOW IS YOUR CHILD?
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developer, of delicate child-
ren. It regulates the secre
tions; it stimulates the skin to
healthy action, and assists
nature in development.
There is no tonic for child
ren equal to
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Swift Specific Co., Atlanta, Oa.
ia mi $
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b proof oVriiKIt
iJ Si h,n . J"" " lther fa aboftlo of
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month. Tie it outand lryan4Tiiminoitnii'.i::r
BL''tii'mUir"W' "",Q Fn,;il D!nE and
Make anj kind of leather
Waterproof, Soft and Durable.
Change a Pine Table to Walnut
A Poplar Kitchen Press to Antique Oak.
A Cane Rocker to Mahogany.
S" what CAS be rinn w4th ORa .v.
WOLFF RANDOLPH. Ph!!ade!rh;
FOE SALE IN All STORES.
WOLF & RANDOLPH.. Philadelphia
II! I l I I
NEW COLORINGS B
Dining Rooms S
Frieze and Ceilinc
We have arranged with the bes: Paper Hangers
and Painters in the city to take charge of our work.
Satisfactory results can be relied on.
R. CRAMPTON & CO.
r.nT e Tonnl oa
fc c &EU. P.
P.EWSPAFES ADVEBTISISO CCTtEiO SSpruce
r treet, wnere aover
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WHICH IS GOOD.
The Legislature Still Grinding
The Ballot Reform Bill Vnder
Vinton Hard at Work
lianry. Springfield. April 17. Both branch
es of the legislature; are moving along
rapidly with the public busiaesi, and tnia
is especially true of the house. 8peaker
Crafts is showing his ability to hurry
along the measures introduced, and when
thiisS3ion closes it will present as grati
fying a result as any of the preceding
ones. As to ils final adjournment there
is nothing dt'tioitely known. Some have
thought that the middle of next month
would be a fitting time and that it would
ake until June 1 in order to get through
ii'u the necessary snuunt of business.
There is still a ood deal of wrangling
over the ballot retotm bill. There is a
Kood deal said about the Australian bal
lot bill, but it is stated as a fact that of
1 11 the so called bi,U in the different leg
islatures of the United States, that not
c ne of them is fcimilar, except in the
slightest degtee. to the ballot system of
Hat country. The legislature has just
passed here a bill enforcing the payment
of wages weekly, which is looked upon
with a good deal of favor, only one man
it. the house Wilk, of Cook voting
a gainst it. The committee on the world's
ff.ir has much to contend against but its
members are earnest and there can be no
doubt that matters will be satisfactorily
staled. There are those who think that
because New York state appropriated
ot.ly $200,000 for its exhibit, and it be.
in; the first city in the union, that a like
amount would be sufficient here. And
yet their tire tuose who believe that fl,
000,000 wnuM not be a cent too great,
be:aus- I.Hoois in this matter should . set
an example to the rest of the country.
TLe averse opinion is, however, that the
$5 IO.Oihi proposed is amply sufficient
an 1 a greater sum would not meet with
the wishes of the taxpayers of the state
The comDiittee went toChicago last night
to study the matter more thoroughly, and
will no douDl gain a clearer idea as to the
needs of the enterprise when the question
hhs been studied on the ground.
Representative Vinton is one of the
bar lest wotkina men in the house. He
is a :tive at all times and has an intelli
gent ;ra.'i ot'the necessitiesof legislation.
Son.e idea may be pictured of the amount
ofliborhehas undertaken wh:-n it is
known that he his prepared and intro
duced a bill for the exemption from ttx
atioa of nublic buildings. A b ll ceding
to the United States jurisdiction over
cert in structures of lands in Rock Island
coui.ty. A bill to establish the Western
insane hospital west of the Illinois river.
Should this measure go thorugh this ses
sion it could not fail to be of incalculable
benefit to the people of that section of the
state, and as it is one of the pet meas
ures of Mr. Vinton he would labor eight
and lay In order to effect his purpose. In
aidi ion to these he has introduced a bill
in regard to elections and to provide for
filling vacancies in election offices and to
provide for presidential electors being
elected by congressional districts. A bill
relating to the Columbian exposition. A
bill ti protect associations and unions of
workingmen on their labels, trade marks
and ferms of advertising, which
bill has become a law. And
also a measure to compensate persons
convicted of crime who have afterwards
proven to be innocent, and a bill for an
act concerning fees and salaries and to
classi'y, with several counties of this state
with reference to the per cent for collect
iag tsxes, etc. Ia all these matters he is
enthusiastic and by this enthusiasm en
lists t to co-operation of others.
Senator Crawford is heard of some
times either as a zephyr or a cyclone.
When he is heard cf as a zephyr it is when
he is t.cting on his own behalf; when like
a cycl mc, it is when there is some laugh
able opposition as against something he
has done or proposes to do. For instance
he recently introduced his famous stock
yards bill in the senate. It was referred
to the committee on agriculture and some
weeks ago Came up before the committee
for coi.hidcration. A couple of similar
bills vere before the committee on the
same nubject, and it was proposed that
the three bills be referred to a sub com
mittee. Crawford was appointe 1 chair
man of the sub-committee, but gave up
the vlace to Senator Humphrey, another
agricultural statesman. Ever since that
Crawfcrd has not been able to have bis
bill advanced. Whether Humphrey had
been talked to on the matter it is not
known, but Crawford could never make
any hee.dway with his pet scheme. The
sub-committee was always backward in
coming forward and Crawford's eloquence
availed but little. And the Rock Island
senator is an eloquent man . He went to
Chairman Hunt, of the agricultural com
mittee, and wanted to know why his bill
was noi making its appearance. Hunt
told him to hurry up the eub-committee,
but the i ub-committee could not be moved
in the natter and then Crawford intro
duced a resolution to the effect that as
the agricultural committee had done
nothing with his bill that it be discharged
from further consideration of the san e
and the bill be returned to the senate,
there to be acted upon. When the read
ing of tie resolution had concluded, Hunt
came in for a roasting from different sen
ators for his want of action and after the
adjournrient Hunt approached Crawford
and said: ' Crawford, you havn't got even
a little nit of sense. The bill is not in
the hand i of the agricultural committee,
but in tin bands of the sub-committee, of
which yo i are chairman.
"But I'm not chairman of the sub-eom-mitiee,"
(aid Crawford. "Senator Hum
phrey was "
"That don't make any difference. I
appointee you chairman of that sub-committee
an 1 if you hadn't the netve or the
sense to retain it, why that's your own
fault. Tiu let the matter slip through
your bancs and then you blame another
committee. I tell you, you tavn't as
much sense as a hen."
'Don't ay that,"eaid Crawford gently.
"I know 1 Lave more sense than a hen or
a whole ct op full of hens."
The wrangle went on a little longer and
then Craw 'ord said he didn't mean it and
that he would have the resolution with
drawn. Iverybody nearly understands
this bill of Crawford's . It's an old affair.
When he was in the house two years ago
he thought it would be the part of a states,
man to grumb'e aod growl about every
thing and ao he grumbled and growled
accordingly. He thought he was sent to
the legislature as the special watch-dog
of the treasury, and the republicans had
everything fixed ao nicely that they were
afraid Crawford's perpetual growling
would injure their plans- To keep him
quiet they got an old bill and gave it to
him so that be might have something to
look after, as he was never likely to have
any bill of bis own originating. That
bill has kept him busy ever since and it
is now whera it first began. But that
was not all. Jones, of Sangamon, a
democrat, got a stock yards bill passed
to a third reading at that time before
Crawford knew what was going on. The
republicans feared the effect of this and
killed the bill and took Crawford's meas
ure and tried to pass it but too late in the
session. Then the wise people of Rock
Island sent Crawford to the senate to
have that bill passed with the result
stated. Perhaps it is as well that Craw.
ford employs himself at this as at any
thing else. He has not tet any of the
rivers and streams about Sangamon
county on fire.
Representatives Payne aod Vinton are
working together on the insane asylum
bill. Beals, nobody ever hears from.
. F. J. D.
Xot an I nuantl Outcome.
An exchange offers the following his
tory of a case which, while it ought to be
celebrated, is not entirely out of the
common run of the proceedings of litiga
tion as far as the outcome is concerned :
Two or three weeks ago the Tribune
printed an article about the Jones county
calf case, which was just closed. Notic
ing the interest that we took in it Robert
Johnson, of Mec.hanicsville, Iowa, the
plaintiff, kindly sent us the "actual facts"
concerning the case. As actual facts
frequently differ so widely from common
facts, we have prepared the following con
densed account of the case for the use of
future historians: Calf case, Jones county
The most celebrated calf case known
to history; begun in Robert John-
eon, plaintiff; Potter, et. al.. defendants.
Number cf calves involved, four; esti
mated value, 13; years pending, 16;
times before supreme court, four; num
ber of jurors tried before, 114. About 20
different lawyers were employed on each
side at different times. Final verdict for
plaintiff for $1,000 and costs (probably
amounting to 15. WW or f T.OOO ) Aggre
gate costs, f 30.000. Condition of liti
gants at beginning of 6uit, prosperous;
condition of lawyers at beginning of suit,
poor; Present condition of litigants,
bankrupt: present condition of lawyers,
rich. Present condition of calves, desd
from old age. One lawyer, C. E. Wheeler,
Mechanicsville, stayed with the case from
start to finish.
Mrbwatki'D tw l adertakloK-
Lieut. Frederick Schwatka on leaving
St. Paul last Thursday evening to resume
his exploration of Alaska, to a reporter of
that city said: "My journey begins
this evening and I expect to keep it up
until late in the fall. We will begin our
explorations at the Yukon riyer and go as
far west as possible. It may be to the
Behring Sea if we are not stopped by the
Indians, and I do not anticipate any such
trouble. The distance to be covered in a
straight line would be some 400 miles,
but our mileage will be governed by the
distance we deviate from this course. We
expect to cover about 1.0C0 miles. N
white man so far as is known has ever
entered this country, o no one can make
any predictions as to what it will be like.
This is my third exploring trip to Alaska,
and I can truthfully say it is a wonderful
Tta Hikado'a Garden aod Exposition
Upens at Cedar Rapids Agril 23, and con
tinues till May 16- The largest exhibition
of the kind ever held, covering 24.COO
square feet of ground. A rare, novel
aod interesting treat for young and old.
Thousands of dollars will be spent in
making this an exhibition worthy a wide
awake city in the banner state, and one
its patrons will long remember with
Tnotn & Troupe, of St. Louis, Mo.,
now permanently located here, will clean
the paper on your walls, making it as
bright and clean as new, at less than I the
cost of repairing without tasing up carpet
or moving furniture. We have bad
years of experience in this branch of bus
iness and guarantee satisfaction. Fresco
in oil or distemper cleaned as well as
paper. Satisfactory references given.
Address or telephone Fourth avenue drug
store. Telephone No. 1065.
All persons having claims against Fred
Hass, aa receiver or special master of the
Rock Island & Milan street railway corns
pany. must present them for adjustment
on or before May 1, in order to have same
paid. It is expected that all funds in his
hands will be distributed according to
order of court on or before that date.
Receiver and Special Master.
a floating lens
Of health and strength renewed and of
ease and comfort follows the use of Sy
rup of Figs, as it acts in harmony with
nature to effectually cleanse the system
when costive or bilious. For sale in 50c
and f 1 bottles by all leading druggists.
17 REMEMBER 117
JU IS THE NAME OF THAT U U
That Cures CATARRH, HAY-FEVER, COLD Id
the HEAD, SORE THROAT, CANKER,
M mtnn and BRONCHITIS.
Prico S1.0O. Pint Dottlas.
For Sale by leading Druggists.
noun OKLT BT
Kllnck Catarrh & Bronchial Remedy Co.
a JACKSON ST.. jCHICAGO, ILL.
a. j. smith a son,
DRAPERY, GRILLE WORK
A. J. SMITH & SON.
125 and 127 West Third Street. Opp. Masonic Temple, DAVEN1 'jRT
THE MOLINE WAGON.
Manufacturers ol FARM, SPRING and FREIGHT WAGONS
A full and complete line of PLATFORM and other Paring Wasron, especially dptl to Um
Wetern trade. of mperrnr workmanship and Cnih. Illustrated Price Lin free oa
application. See the MOUNK WaGoN before pnrcliaeinc.
ANDERSON COUNTY SOURMASH
$2.50 Per Gallon.
KOHN & ADLER,
Removed to 219 Seventeenth Street
Choice Family Groceries
Cor. Third avenue and Twenty-first 8t . Ro;k Island.
patttnagellucited?1' ' ttat WU1 BQl at lowe" P. .hare of public
C J. W. SCHREDTEB,
Contractor etnd. Builder,
mi and 1133 Fourth avenue. Reeidence 1119 Fourth . venue.
Plans and specification, furnished on all daeeei of worV. .1. . . ,, . . .A
Sliding BltaMU, rmStSM
BOCK ISLAND. ILL.
DAVIS & CO.,
Steam Fitters. ?
A complete stock of
Pipe, Brasa Goods, Packing.
Hose, Fire Brick, Etc
So lft Affpnta fnr .
1 DEAN STEAM PUMPS and
I SIGHT FEED LUBRICATORS
We guarantee every one perfect, and will send Ct p.
Twenty day'a trial, to responsible parties.
8afety Heating Boilers and Contractors fo
furnishing and laying Water, and
1712 Fibst Aw.,
Rock Island, Illinois.
Telephone 114. Residence Telephone 100.
Goods received by
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COMPLETE IN at.t,
FOR CATALOUUES ADDRESS
J. C. DUNCAN,