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THJj: AltGUS, THUliSDAY, Al'lil-L 30. 1X91.
For Sale, Rent, Exchange and Miscel
laneous wants inserted one day at lo
per -word; threa days at Ko per word
and one week at Ho per word.
"Situations wanted" and looal 'Hlp"
wants not exceeding three lines in
serted one week in the DAILY ARGUS
TOB KENT A Barn. MO Twentj-nrst ttreet.
For RK XT-Two furnished rooms: enquire at
I. IT Second avenue.
ANTED A aituation aa book keeper or
clerk : addreas C. 81 thit office. 3
IC"LY FCRNISHRD ROOM FOB TWO
gvnuemen at K7 Twentfetn atreet.
MB W A N T K D Sal ary and eVene: per
manent place ; apply at once. Brows Baoa.
Co., Nurserymen, Chicago. n
1UTOSRX TO LOAN On chattel mortgages.
'A waict-eo, diamonds Jewelry, and all art Won
af Talne. J. W. Jone. V;i4 Second avenue. -tf
"IVTAXTED Lsdy and comlemen aeontu; flte to
l tra dollora a dny ray made: will par a!ar
or commlwion . Call at Gordon Hotel, room one.
J A. ELBERT. deMer In teconu Mnd cooda,
SOS Kat !-ectiul street Davenport, will pay
the hlirnest cash price for carpe t. book, cloth
ing, cno. etc. frompt attCLtioa will be paid to
WANTED Two or three (rood men to ropre
f ent o-.r well known for town ami city
traae; local and iravclinc. $11 and ezpvraea
per month to the r:cht man. Applv quick, rut
ins aee. L. L, Mat i Co. Xnrtervmeu, Horitti
and Seedsmen. t. Pl, Minn.
(This house U responsible.
WAITERS WASTE" Girl waiters, for a first
class hotel in one of the lareest cities ia Illi
nois; wajes 1S. 00 per month wim room and
hoard. nst be ex)K-rienced waiters, of good
rharactrrand fully understand the hiifim s: none
others need apply. Address "steward"' care of
this pji(M r. stating ', nationality, experience,
where employed, and when could commence
work, etc iTlw
John Volk Sc Co.,
Sash. Doors. Blinds, Siding. Flooring,
and all kinds of wood work for builders,
lithteenth St.. bet. Third and Fourth aves.
BEST AND CHEAPEST
t2TThe only Paint House in the city.
R. M. WALL,
1612 Third Ave .
CHAS. R. WHEELAN,
Undertaking and Embalming
Dimlck Block, No. 09 90th Sr.. flock Island.
HaTlnc purcnasea a cotrplete line of Tndertak
ln poods, with hearse and anpuartenn'-es. and
havinz seenred the services of Vr. Geo. . Reed,
of Chir.aco. an sxpert funeral director and em
halmerof 12 years experience, I am fully pre
pared to rnnrar.ve satisfaction.
Give the Baby a Ride in one of Our Fine Carriages.
A ruU line of FURNITURE AND CARPETS, REFRIGER
ATORS AND STOVES.
Wbyt How reasonable the prices are Is what
Oar aim ia to sell goods at lwe-t possible prices,
NOTHING LIKE ITI
Blood is thicker than water,
and must be kept pure to
Insure good health.
Witt's Specific is natures remedy
(or this purpose.
It nerer to fails eli innate the impair
ties and build up the pencral healik.
There is only one Swift's Sper-lAe,
and there is nothing like it ,
Be sure and get the prnuinn.
Treatise on Blood and Skin Diseasa
The Swift Specific Co., Atlanta, Ga
of the ol.t
of b 1 ac k i nir
the shoes? Try
the n?w way
ar.d tlie dirty
task becomes a
REQI IRES XO BltrSH.
,10c WUl pavr lor tlM Cot 1 0c
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M FOR GLASS X WILL DO -
For sale everywhere. As "
WOLF & RANDOLPH, Philadelphia
Fiieze and CV iling
We have arranged with the I es" Paper Hangers
and Painters in the citj to take charge of onrwork.
Satisfactory results can be relied on.
R. CRAJ.IPTON & CO.
everyone aajra who looks orer onr line of carriages.
(juitfc sa'va and snail profit oar mottr.
C f I cornier I
C. A. MECK,
322 Brady Street, Davenport, Iowa J
A COMMA JNDANT.
A Sew Comeaandlnx Offleer liikely
twbe Placed tm Charcesf Roeaa Isl
The report comes that a new com
mandant is eoon to be placed in . charge
of Rock Island arsenal to succeed Col. J.
M. Whittemore and to relieve Capt.
Lyons, the efficient officer who has been
temporsrily in commind since Col. Whit
temore's departure. The officers men
tioned as the most likely to succeed are
Col. Alfred Mordecai. of Governor's Isl
and, N. T., or Mj, George W. Mc
Eee. Col. Mordecai is a strict disciplinarian.
He insists that all the workmen shall
work in the interest of the government
and that all the work must be of the very
best, regardless of cost. It is related of
him that on one occasion a workman,
whose work was particularly good, but
was very slow, went to him and told him
he could not tnaks enoujh at the rate he
was being paid lo keep his family. The
cokmel thereupon raised the man'ssalary,
not so much on account of his family but
because of the excellency of his work.
Col. Mordecai will be 51 years of sge in
June. He was senior ordnance officer in
Gen. Thomas' army in 1S64-5; he was
assistant at Rock Island arsenal in
1S69-90; at Fort Leavenworth arsenal
and chief ordnance officer department of
Missouri 1ST0 to 1873: commanded Fort
Leavenworth arsenal, 1873-4; was in
structor of ordnance and gunnery at West
Point 1874 to 1SS1; was at the Water
vliet arsenal 188 1-6; has been command
ant at New York arsenal since 1S37, and
a member of the ordnance board and
board for U sting rifled cannon since 1886.
Msj. McKee is two years younger than
Col. Mordecai, and is stated to be a man
of jolly disposition and very fond of the
social side of life. He commanded
Washington arsenal, 1S79-S0; was an as
sistant at Rock Island arsenal in 1830-81;
was a member of the ordnance board
1881-3, and was placed in command of
Alleghany arsenal last year. He grad
uated from West Point in 1S63, and was
senior ordnanct officer at Winchester, W.
Vs., to 19G5. . He has heen assistant at
Allegheny arsenal, at Watertown, at
Benicia. at St. Louis, at B.loit armory,
at Springfield aimory, as well as at Rock
Toe ( anal Revolution.
The resolution adopted by the joint
session cf the Illinois legislature Tuesday
ceding jurisdiction to the United Ststes
government for the Hennepin canal is as
Resolved, That the assent of the gen
eral assembly of the state of Illinois be,
and the same is hereby given to the Uni
ted States to acquire title to, by purchase
or condemnation proceedinzs in accord
ance with the laws of the United States
and this state, and to hold, occupy and
possess, all lands necessary for the con
struction and maintenance of the Illinois
and Missis&ippi canal and feeder thereto,
as provided for by the act of congress en
titled. "An act making appropriations
for the construction, repair and preser
vation of certain public works on rivers
and harbors, and for other purposes." ap
proved September 19, 1890; and the
state of Illinois hereby cedes to the Uoi
ted States jurisdiction over any and all
lands so acquired.
Editor Kmer. of the News at Geneseo,
has the following principally concerning
tbe former pastor of the First M. E
church in this city:
Rev. G.J. Luckey of Galesbtirz and
Rev. A. M. Stocking of the First M. E
church of Molioe favored us with -a call
during the recent foreign missionary
meeting at the First M. E church of
Geneeeo. Bro. Luckey's admiring par
ishioners recently presented bim with an
elegant gold watch as a token of their
esteem. It has bis name and a compli
mentary paragraph engraved in the inside
case. Most Methodist ministers ought
to be watched as Bro. Luckey has been.
As Bro. Luckey grows in years, he grows
in avoirdupois, grace, wisdom, love, girth,
breadth beauty and goodness. Ever since
he took up the burden of life in Geoeseo
we have loved Luckey. our mission being
so similar, the upbuilding and general
boosting of the human race.
Oar Ambition Keoator.
Statesman Crawford, who has been
representing this bright and beautiful
senatorial district in the state senate the
past winter, has been doing the News
!roud recently. Just a week or two aco
he sent us a dray load of the moot inter
esting literature we ever saw. It is eles
jrant reading, just the kind a man would
lite to loan a wife's relations. Then, as
if this wasn't enough, he sent us the other
t ay a little green book containins a list of
the officers and members of the 37th gen
eral assembly, as well as a lot of things
tiat the title page calls "etc." There
s jems to be an awful sight of that last
t :uff going on all over the country. Every
body seems to be long on "etc." We
t iank the great statesman of Taylor Ridge
aad hope that he may climb upward and
o award til! there is no more upward or
oi ward to climb. Then we hope he will
tike a long needed rest. Geneeeo News.
All persons having claims against Fred
Hass, as receiver or special master of the
R)ck Island & Milan street railway com
pi ny. must present them for adjustment
or or before May 1, in order to have same
ptld. It is expected that all funds in his
hands will be distributed according to
or ier of court on or after that date.
Receiver and Special Master.
What is more attractive than a pretty
fat e with a fresh, bright complexion t For
ly use Pozzoni's Powder.
Cordova, 111., April 29. Farmers are
very busy seeding now.
The river is rising slowly but suiely.
3. J. Johnson reports large ordcts for
Prof. Additon is suffering from the
Prof. Frank Mullery is suffering from
Supervisor Dailey is improving in health
Dr. W. H. Freek reports sickness on
Ralph Webster, eon of W. D. Webster,
is teaching school at Joslin.
D. T. Pinneo is about to commence
tracking his island on a large scale.
The M. W. A. of this place are talking
of a celebration on the Fourth of July.
Joseph Philkill starts on a visit to rela
tives in New Jersey on Friday of this
W. C. Heany's gang of masons efpect
to be laid off from their worii for a short
James Cronen, of Kansas City, is visits
ing his sister, Mrs. Jerry Bryan, of this
Numerous bands of gypsies and other
nomaas passed through Cordova the last
L. C. Stockwell and wift, of Califor
nia, have arrived and intend to spend the
summer at Cordova.
t O I -XT V Bl ILUUU
27 Catherine Brayton to Stenhen
Brayton. wl wj swj andnel aw. 17. 16,
4w. f 1.6(H)
John Brayton to S Brayton. wl ne
nwj, 20, 16. 4 v; r.e sw and sw swj
snd wj sej 17, 17, 4w. and w st, 6
16. 4w, $300.
L G Brown to S Bra ton. v. J sej, 6, 16.
4w; nei 8w and w gwt, anu wj sej, 17.
16, 4w, se awl. IT. 16.4. and wj and
ne of nwj, 17. 16. 4w. i 100
W Anson to G W Anson, interest
swj m and w 10 acres sej stj, 6. 16, 5w,
M Scoonmaker to R Mailett tract in i
of block 1, town of Reynolds, 26, 19 2 J.
E E Roger to S W Woodburo. neL se
6. 18. 3e, $433
H C Trent to J Schaff :r, Jr.. sV lot 6,
block 6, and sj lot 5, b'eck 6, town or
Port Byron. $4.
The Somnambulist Hail the Drop.
Louis Franz, the night clerk at the
Grand, relates the story of a narrow escape
from the dream wrath of a somnambulist.
"You see," said Louis, "nu old mininc
man took a room one nisht, and some hours
afterward, as 1 was dozinsi behind the
desk, I was startled by hearing footsteps
ihulHinsr down the stairs I looked up and
saw my friend, the mining man, with a sis
shooter in his riijht hand. He walked right
over toward me, his eyes staring blindly
and almost starting out of their sockets.
It is hard to nil wbr.t thoughts flashed
through my braiu as he apyi-.ached. What
could he mean, and was I alone with a
maniac He walked up lo my desk and
took deliberate aim at me. I expected him
to follow the action with a couple of shots,
and so I dodsed down behind my desk and
rang for the police.
" "Fork over that fTOO, young fellow,' hi
cried; 'you don't run in any cold deck on
me and net away with the spoils.'
'"Of course I knew the situation imme
diately. Ih' had leen 'done up' in a game
by some card sharps, and had leen dream
ing the matter over until the operations oi
his mind led him in his sleep to seek re
dress of his grievances. I knew it would
take some moments for the police to ar
rive, and time was very precious just
" 'I'll pay you the moi;ey:' I yelled. 'Put
down that pistol and you cau have your
blated three hundred.'
"The miner lowered his weapon. 'Come
this way,' said- I, and he followed me into
the barroom. Behind the bar was a big
dish of water. I fumbled a moment with
the money drawer to deceive the murder
ous lookicg sleeper, and then, quick as a
flash, I threw the basinful of water iuto
"He yelled, dropped his pistol to the
floor, rubbed his eyes a second, and then,
fully awakened, began to look around. He
lagged a thousand pardons when I ex
plained matters to him, and told me how
he had gone to bed wishing that he could
get hold of the man who had played an tm-,
fair game with him in a hotel east of the'
mountains' Seattle Telegraph.
An Advertising Scheme.
"It's mighty hard work getting any free
advertising out of you newspaper people
nowadays,"' sighed the advance agent of a
mammoth allied circus as he passed a
stack of coin over the business office count
er the other morning.
"Space is space," replied the affable
cashier, as he made out a receipt.
"I don't know why it is," continued the
A. A. retrospectively, "but somehow edit
ors don't seem to bite as they used to.
Same on the eastern coast too. I noticed it
particularly ou a little tnap I worked way
down at Galveston."
"How was that?"
"Well, you see, I was on my way to that
city by steamer a week iu advance of our
show when I struck a great scheme. 1
bought two dozen empty pop bottles and as
many steaks from the steward. Then I got
a lot of arsenic from the medical stores and
rubbed it into the steaks. I put some of
our bills in the bottles, tied a steak around
each and dropped 'em overboard as we en
tered the harbor, ily calculation was that
the sharks would swallow the meat, be
poisoned, float ashore, would be cut open,
the bills found and the whole thing be writ
ten np by the reporters in great shape."
"How did it work?"
"Like a charm my part of it, I mean.
Nine sharks altogether stood in with the
show, but every time one came ashore I got
a note from every editor in the place pro
posing to write the thing up, with a snap
camera cut of the shark, at the regular
"Pretty meau, that."
"Meant Those fellows could give Shy
lock cards and spades. The only paper that
referred to it at all was one we gave sixty
four free passes to. The day we left town
it remarked that our show was enough to
kill a blind nigger let alone sharks. "San
Horses and Mare.
Farriogton Bros, of Minneapolis who
will be at Lorton Bros', stables, Daven
Dort, on Thursday, Friday. Saturdav and
Suodav. April 30. and May 1. 2 and' 3, to
buy two car loads of horses and mares.
Must be in good condition. Mares pre
ferred. bat not in foal, and must weigh
from 1.000 to 16,000 pounds, aged from
4 to 15 vears. No. Criinlea. noma
early as we buy quick.
A. J. SMITH SON,
DRAPERY, GRILLE WORK
A. J. SMITH & SON
125 Mid 127 West Third Street, Opp. Masonic Temple. I).' "KN-poR
THE MOLINE WAGON.
THE MOLINE WAGON CO.
Manalacturers oi FARM, SPRING and FREIGHT WAGOB
A roll an.l complete line of PLATFORM and other P,r1ng Wagons, especially adapted to tai
w ecero trade . of mperior workmanship and lalh. ninetrated Price List free oa
application. See the MOLlS' V aGON before pnirhasinii.
4 f J
ANDERSON COUNTY SOURMASH
$2.50 Per Gallon.
KOHN & ABLER
Removed to 219 Seventeenth Street
NL. E. MXTRRIN.
Choice Family Groceries
Cor. Third avenue and Twenty-first St., Rock I.-'.and.
A flrtla stock of Groceries that will tw mid t l ... n. . . v- rrhc
C. J. W. SCHBEINEB,
Contractor and Builder,
1121 and 1123 FoorthaTenoe. Beaidenca 1119 Fourth arcane.
Plana aad PMUc'n'bed on an Hum, of work ; alao agent of Willer'a Patent Ineide
Sliding Blinda. ometUog new, atylie h and dealrabla .
. . , BOCK istAND. H-I
DAVIS & CO,
A complete stock of
Pipe, Brass Goods, Packing
Hose, Fire Brick. Etc
Sole Agents for
DEAN STEAM PUMPS and
blliHI hhtU LUBRICATORS
We guarantee eTcry one perfect, and wi'.l send O p.
Twenty day'a trial, to responsible parties
8afety Heating Doiiers and Contractors fo
furnishing and laying" Water, and
1712 First Ave ,
Rock Island, Eliaok
Telephone 1148. Eeslcler.ce Telepioce IOC.
Goods received by
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FOR CATALOGUES ADDRESS
J. C. DUNCAN,