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TBLE AKGUB. TUESDAY. MAT 5 189JL
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enue, Rock Island. iU.
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Tcdsdat, Mat 5. 1891.
Last Evening's Regular Monthly
The Retiring Alderaaeai Utv ap Their
Heat ! Their Jtaeee.eora The
Mayor' M ensage--AatBntl
nests. official report.
Citt Couxcil Room. Rock Island,
May 4 The city council met in regular
session al 8 p. in. Mayor McConochit
presiding and all the aldermen present.
The minutes of the last meeting
were read and approved. The monthly
reports of city officers for April were
read and ordered placed on file.
Alderman Buocbcr, from the bridge
committee, recommended that the pro
prietor of the Milan street railway be re
quired to fill his tracks to grade, and that
the National Clay company be notified to
finish its work on the Milan road. So
The committee on claims reported ad
versely on the clsim of Joseph Gardiner.
Alderman Schroeder. from the finance
committee, reported an ordinance, which
was nnmimously adopted, allowing bi'.ls
out of the various funis a follows:
.. fvl Oo
. 12 0.1
Olof Swansos . .
James II am m
Bareey 1 hompton
. 10 11
une MO'tn --,
AndrewBneiy 4 1?
Mich Cornell 3 7r
lUoma- Pectier 4 15
Jamea Kctlv . 5 V
Robert H 11 rd $ S3
August Sumnelson 4 50
James Slater 14 03
Pat Ma;uire 1 50
N P Neifon 11 05
J L Hoover 6 On
JohnRooney 14 &
Ed Brahhier 11 ft
Hrica UcGoc., 95
Mike '.'oujbhn . 9 7N
John JobncnXo i 10, (J5
Scs JbA'on 11. 1 4 15
JohnCroway 13 30
Geo Lor 15 20
Janus HiU-v 3 9J
John Hiilltr 13 50 15 00
1,11 Dudley 10 M 0 00
John Regan "K
Peter F-rell ' 7 IS :3 70
PatMctjaaid 19 21
Jinx- Uu krtl 11 0:.
Wm Ilammocd. 8 75
Ed Kane 7 Ki 10 50
John Condon 3 01 11 2
Christ Johnon 3 SO
Fn;d Boeije 8 So
WmMurriu 3 T." S 00
Tim Sexton 3 35 a 00
Albert Redman 2 25
Martin IU 5 tr, 137,)
S Knox S (hi
LThomp-on l.to 12 00
John Ht'.'an 4511
John Rvan 1 .V) 12 00
John Frederick 1 M
Frank Vanfiever 1 50
Wm Ferris f 13
M C'uinaly ... 1 Mi
John Johmon So 1.... .. 7 sr 12 00
Oeo Marlow 1 1:
Wm Morris 4 lb
Pat Kerne S K IS 70
Wm Berry X,
Thomas Slattcry 3 40 1 50
L Eihl 4 15 13 TP
Pat Ki"elin 2 i5 12 ( 0
Pat Noon an 4 1" 13 7n
R Matiton 1 .- 13 .50
M M'Connell 1 15 13 00
RPencer 1 IS 1 Of,
Airred Coyne 2 OO
Geo Lave uO
John McDonald 6 00
James Beard 12 00
S Cunningham 7 M
J nine j Campbell 10 5U
Peter Kennes I'd
Jnm' S Kane 6 00
HJMentheu 6 0)
Jamea Fleming 6 00
Jacob Deia 6 00
into Ebloera 4 5(1
John Corcoran 3 HO
Patljamlan 1 F0
Poly MurtlLa 1 50
JohaOxi 1 50
Peter M addle 1 M
Lonorpay roll ....4575 Latvir par roll. ...826 75
M B Gordon 4H 00 K I L, i MJg Co . 53 61
United UlassCo... 60 25 Wrrerfcuoser &
Wm McConochie. .Kt 33 tieo M Looeley... 8 33
Root Koehler 100 00 M Buncher IS 00
B C Harris 6K Ctl Wm F gchro.der. 12 00
J L liana Ml 00 Jas E Lurkin 12 00
W L weeney 4s 00
Robicaon & Uarter 12 :) r h m P'ji'r Mills 2 40
rhil Miller M Sj J E Lurkin.... ...
Geo Long M r.s Cbas En gel
J, Kramer 5ii25MrA htrkert...
John Hchaab... 5)i 25 A II Tbomnson...
fieo Butter ... .'tf 25 Mnith fc UunHe...
Peter Bolabd... M i.". Phil Mill, r
John Muluueen. i 6 25 Siemon & Son
5is: n k boaih.
RI Gits Co
J B Pun forth...
T 11 Ellis
... BC ffl Wm Bochine..
51 25 James llardin.
... r.6 V5 Rltiua Co.....
ft 84 V Dauber 5 00
....175 00 E B McKown..., 8 i
.... II 50 II C Scbatler S 05
7 75 C C Taylor 3 45
.... ft 20 B F Knox 1 40
.... 5 00 Vnion Ptg Co ... 8 00
N H5 Wm Don V 00
G L Eyster 53 00
M Terbnry 58
1 WEMTIETU STREET ACCOt'KT.
J H Lloyd 64 00
RFEKCEK IUCAKI ACCOUNT
Larkln gtepheus 112 S3
City Clerk U OO W P Tlndall 12 03
Wm Don 9 50 Union P-L' Co 15 75
Union Ptg Co H GU R J Arti 44 20
Mcht Elect L Co 781 18
John A Mumn....llKi 00 La kin A tte.h.... 9 25
TJHi dditf. T 50 Merclit K LCo ... 15 05
John KitKoB AT 50 K Ruick 12 20
Wm Couedlln-... 45 00 Andrew Brady.... 9 00
Victor Beck 45 0) Metallic P'k's Co.. 7 60
Andrew Greastr. 45 00 Warnock & Ral .. S 00
Wm Keddlg 50 OJ John alnlhern.... 5 00
O V Mining Co. ...222 80 Melalic Pkg Co.... 8 50
Mfisee Bros 86 96 M Terbnrr 8 80
Ful!erFul er.... 2 93 C BI PB B.... 8 11
DaviaACo ' Si 06 Con Tank LCo.... 158
R Koehler Col.... 1 00 J T Kofteker 1 25
ballsburjiCo.... 9 65
Street Jt Alley 135 25 Fir 55
SiencerSiaare....ll2 30 Bridge 14 W
Police 701 64 Printing 122 80
Office, etc 243 30 8slary S9 83
Health M 00 Water wcrks 1,S2 4
Light 7sl IS Sewer 73 63
Labor pay roll 3MO Davis 4 Co 30 23
C V Mining Co... . 5 40 Geo Reddig 4 CO
It Ruick 1 if
II. U. Paddock was allowed $Vio. A.
Nelson $25,), and Davis & Co.. $200 on
account; M. . Sweeney $107.40 and the
county clerk $107.70 for Ninth street
sewer costs. Bills of McCinnell & llu
ber, M. Istlehart & Co., and M. Ycrbury
were referred to the incoming council.
A motion to allow Oliver Olsen $100
Ayes Tindall. Evans.Larkin, Tbiessen
Noes Buncher, Bladel, Better. Durr
mann, Corken, Geiger, Knox, Kennedy,
A bill of Magistrate Wivill was referred
to the city marshal.
Alderman Schroeder, from the finance
committee, reported having examined the
books of the city clerk and found them
accurately kept and correct. Report
Alderman Lirsio, from the ordinance
committee, reported an ordinance repeal
ing the volunteer fire department ordi
nances and creating a paid orranizition
headed by three fire commissioners, a
chief engineer and an assistant chief en
gineer. Referred to the incomics coun
Alderman LarUia submitted an ordi
nance granting D II. Lmder'mok the
privilege of equipping the Rork Jsiaul
& Milan street railway with '.ectr:c mo
tive power and appurienances withia tix
months. Referred 10 the incotnir-; coun
cil. Alderman Knox, from ihe street and
alley committee, reported the Twentieth
street pavement completed with the u,
cepiioa of one block and moved that the
Rockford Construction company te aN
lowed $5,000. on account. Carried unsn-
Also oa a platform and rail of the Rock
Inland & Peoria railway encroaching on
Twentieth street. Referred to the mayor
and eireet and alley ccmtnittie with power
Bonds of city officers elect were filed
The clerk read a petition from the Div
enport & Rock Island street railway for
the privilege of using a lot for waste fuel
material. Referred to the mayor and fire
and light committee with power to act.
Also, a petition to grade Forty-sixth
street uniform with the Moline grade.
Refeired to the street and alley commit
te wl'h power to act.
Also a petition for the extension of
water mains on Twenty-second street.
Petitipn granted on mitioa of Alderman
The clerk read a communication from
Thomas Campbell, county treasurer, ask
iog payment of taxes assessed upon the
Rock river bridges. Laid on the table.
A!so a petition of Second ward citizens
asking that Tenth avenue te tilled to
rade. Referred to the eireet and slley
Also a petition of citizens of the east I
end, asking for the assignment of aa ad
ditional policeman. Referred to the
mayor and police and finance committee.
Also a petition of merchants to in
crease the rate of pedd ers' licenses. Re
ferred to the incoming council.
Also a communication trom John
Evans asking to be allowed to purchs.-e
and move the city scales, and pay there
after one-fourth of receipts to the ci;y.
Referred to the new council.
A petition of public weighers was re
ferred to the new council.
A recess of fifteen minutes was tikea.
and on reassembling the aldermen elect
took their seats and the clerk called the
roll of members showing the different
wards represented as follows, and all
First Ward Bladel, Johnson.
Se:otd Durrman, Hetter.
Third Geiger, Cjrken.
Fourth Tindsll. Uuesing.
Fifth Evans. Knox.
Sixth Kennedy. Frohboes.
Seventh Tbiessen. Adams.
The mayor read his inaugural address
GlEXTLIIIF.X OF THE ClTV COUSCIL: The
past two ve-s have lieen perhaps the most not
able in the history of our city. There has been,
as never belore. a general awakening of all pub
lic spirited citizen who bare taken part in the
revival o( both private and public enterprises
and held to carry them through to successful
completion. In every progressive enterprise
the City Council has never lagged behind but
lias proudly led the van in pushing forward all
Dew improvements. And we must not overlook
the fact that the General Government lias
shown its munificent band in contributing to
our prosperity w hose benefitcent resultslwili aj,i
lear later when the work now outlined isfinisn
ed. As a natural consequence the results must
be a large increase in population with a corres
ponding Increase in all prope'ety values. The
only regret 1 have Is that we have tieen unfort
unate In not securing our share of manufactur
ing establishments, which we must all admit is
eisential to our development and growth. Let
us hoe with the vast territory opening up to
the touth of us. some of it may fall into the
bands of business men wbo set tbe wheels of
lncliiHtrytiumniiiig where nothing has been beard
but tbe lowing of cattle for half a century.
Our future success is entirely dependaut ud
on our securing new industries, and it should be
toe policy of our business men and tbe munici
pal authorities to make every legitimate eOort
t secure them. And when once secured ami
located it is our duty to foster anil encour
age them. It is now the policy of all progres
sive cities to hold tiatterlng Inducements to
capital seeking investment. Capital is timid
aud will not locate where hostile legisiation is
enoounered or where it does not receive fair
treatment. Vou will pardon me if I deviate
here to give my opinion upon a quest I m we are
ail Interested in. I believe It is a duty we owe
to ourselves and our people, all things being
equal, to patrooixe borne industries and mer
chants because In so doing we are helping each
other, and thus contributing to the general wel
fare which must necessarily advance our own
Interests. Few people realize tbe demoralizing
effect it bas upon our city to have large num
bers of our people go abroad to do their trading.
This evil Is not confined to any one class; our
merchants themselves arc no exception to the
It bas been the policy of tbe last Council to
foster and enconnge tht spirit of public improve
ment and I do not believe tbe present Council
will lie Ichs zealous In the same direction, the
demand for more improvements, chieflv pav
Intr. Is liable to be greater than the dry's finan
cial ability to pay Its share for intersections will
admit or. Under such circumstances our policy
in future ehould be to pave no streets except
main thorougnfares and business streets, un
less a large majority of tbe frontage should peti
tion for it. and if tbey come too fast change tbe
system and assess tbe eDtire cost, intersections
and all. agaiust the property benefited. Then
we sbonld have a state law exempting such
property from general taxation lor street lm
provemeuts elsewhere. We should also aban
don as rapidly as possible all street and other
Improvements by general taxation, because
those wbo have paid for tneir improvements by
special taxation will Dot long submit to be taxed
lor Improvements elsewhere. But on account
of tbe bad condition of tbe street we are at
present compelled to keep them up to avoid ac
cidents which always bring tbe city in for
damage suits.. Few people know tbe difflcul-
t es encountered in enforcing the special taxa
t on laws. Th entire odium and hostility lis
a nied at the adininistratio i. If it turns out to
bin Donular measure others claims the credit:
II the levorse we musthoulder it. Few people
understand the system and consider It nothing
n ore n Jr less man connscation. ana i must aa
nitln some cases it looks like it. But lam
si tif ftd that If such ordinances are pased it is
w y duty to enforce them. Any deviation from
tl at course brought about by threats or oiher
political influence would virttrlty kill the
sj stem and leave our cily fifty jears behind the
U ilea. Ol Course such a radical change cinnot
lx made at once, but we never will have sood
streets until such a poacy is strictly .enforced,
It ought to have been Inaugurated fifteen
yt ars ago. We would be no poorer than we are
now aud we would have miles of good streets
w ere now we on y nave a tew oiocaS.
For tbe benefit of those not fully I formed In
oi r city anaira i win irive a oriel review or our
nranciai standing: i lie city nas a Ponded in
debtedness of t.iU) as follows: $25,001 m
eu-ht per cent waterworks bonds, flue Feb. 1,
ik:; m six per cent lunuing tionds, due
Soot. 1. 1SS7; $25,000 in five per cent waterworks
boudsdua Feb. 1. 1002. For the 170.0oo funding
bo ads the citv has Dractichlv nothing to show.
Y ars aro it was the policy of those conducting
city affairs in those good old days we hear so
mi ch about'frjm a class of old logics who ai e
sti 1 with us to run tbe city upon tne popular
rtf taxation policy or in outer woros to mort
ea. -e the future to oav current exoenses br bor
rowing money from Tom, Dick and liarry.giving-
nnie oruers, oearing ten pt-r cent interest pay
able semi-annually. This ioliry was followtd
for years and their system of bookkeeping was
so ;ruite that tbev actually lost track ot their
inoenteuness and to wnom H was owed, xnir
ina the administration of Mavors Butler and
Reynolds these time orders were all called In
am the funding bonds Issued. This was a move
lathe right direction: It reduced the interest
fro n ten to six per cent and they knew then
wh it they had to pay and when "due. Under
the oid system thy were continually embarres
sed by people presenting their time orders for
the r semi-annual interest with no available
funds to meet it unless they followed the same
pol cy. rne fnndim.' bonds w iil mature in about
six years and as yet no provisions has been
uiHe tocav them.
1 tring tne past two ears we have aved and
set isido ilti,0 o, now in the sinking fund whii.li
H ii vested and is dr.iv.ing interest. We must
put i$.wi in the sink'tig f;ind this jesr ami tint
with the interest ou fie iW,WJ now Invested will
mate the Siyuy reiiuredto redeem the $5uu0
wab'r works bonds one Feb. 1, ls'.'i. The usual
cut itn Is to appropriate the money for the sink
ing und and tiien lei it lay idle in the bank un
til n -ar the end of the year. Why not a-jthor-Ue
the Finance C mmiittee to loan that amount
to tl e sivii:gs b.ink now and let it e;u n or
SrKl Lintil such time cs it is needed? After tbeso
bon s arc paid our bonded debt w ill be tlHS.Ofn)
a::d he .nnu.il interest ohsree $U,4rA After
that sowo provisions should be made to set
aside $lo,Mk) per annum to meet as tar as possi
ble t ie payment o: the funding bonds when due
Th.oiii'h the niss and economical manage.
men, ol uiy tredocessiri a large reduction lias
been maiie n tre city's indebtedness during
the r vit twe,ve years lianYllUstauJirig the f ttt
that luring thatjerir". a he.iW f xperise wai
incutrej by changing the location oi tbe water
works building and in pu"lng in new and im
provt d machine y cos! infr large sumsa'dcom
pellir g them to make temporary loans, our
peon g inem to make tempoi
bond -d indebtedness being tlie
iorid the limit allowed !-y law.
f.asal been raid for, the t
ten as r.ow far be
. That marhintrv
raid for, the temoorarv liwna
wtpei out and a reduction of the bonded debt
oi mere innu fni.tnj matte.
The tot il debt, Anr, 1, jsjo. w; trja-i 425 To
day it is 22 1.000. There was paid in interest tor
the yi ar l7D the sum of f ,."s; this vear it was
Jl.'i.Co. and nest it will only be 111.451. Count
ing tte ilt),t0 cow in the sinking fund there
has b.-en a reduction In the debt during that
perioc of inore tlian I'.n.UOOoutsid'Jof tbe water
works expenses for new machinery and re
moval and the extensive water mai" extensions.
This J coD-Mer a fair showing for our city.
Hurin? tbe rear tbe operating expenses h kve
been increased about il.roo per annum by
the en ployment ol one additional enplneer and
fireman. Otherwise t!ieexp:-.nsc are materially
reduci d The Jewel filter donated to the city
by the Hon. B. T. fable es h memorial to the
memo-y of his lather, presented New Year's
day, is now in full operation witn cratifsiug re
suits. There .s no quest ioa a to the success of
the eytem except as to its capacitv. I am of
the op nion tt will require two more tubs to sup
ply the demand curing the summer months, but
the pu:np is a..t as represented Tna present
indication Is thst it consumes too much coal;
the coj.l bl 1 will beinoreaea not less than ?1 .";m
per an um on Ji-cg;jr.t eH, '
We lave beea foitunata in having n.i disas-1
trous fires during the enr. We are indebted to
ths volunteer companies for the prompt man
ner tht v have responded to every cll and have
never let any tire get beyond control unless
tbey failed to receive the proper alarm. Our
system of alarms is not perfect, anl as cr.r fire
men ars all workingmen. reeivm: no pay from
the city, we cannot expect them to bi always
on hand when the alarm is given. Ya'uablc
time is lot at. the s'art when the fire might ba
I ut nncer control ithout damage toproierty.
mi ing tbe year there bas been a strong foelirg
among Dusmess men and citizens genera ly th it
something t.ho'ld be done to eive greater
securit..- against fires. With this cbj -ct in view
the engine house on Fiati on square was built
as the Central or department headquarters
where a main paid eoTpacy should ba located.
This coupany might be started with six men
and a caief with one twvhorse ctrt and our
present hrx.k and ladder carriage. Our
finances will not admit of our having more tnan
one company this year, but as a nucleus for
two more good companies I think it wo i id be
advisat le to retain tbe services cf one volun
teer cotnpany in the east and one ia the west
end of Hie cry as partially paid companies,
with o ie man on duty a, all times to oe sub
ordinut 3 to the Cbie', the paid men to be in
creased whenever the city's finances will admit,
the men to be selected from the volunteer cotn
patiics. all other companies tl bedisbanded and
their property turned over t3 the ;ity. Tne
first sup is to put in a police an I Are alarm:
then pas an ordinance creating the depart
ment, d fining tbeir duties, stipulating wages
and all tbe necessary regu atior.s, 6tleci a chief
woo is cjmpet-'nt to organize 1 be system and to
pet it in oieration as soon as possible.
Through lb? untiring zeal and energy of Mr.
Jackson .Spencer square has been beau titled
and artistically laid out. He has also succeeded
in impa-tUig some of bis own enthusiasm into
the breasts of all classes of our citizens, arous
ing their native pride and a love of tbe beauti
ful and showing their appreciation not only by
woids a'td actions, qut also by their liberality
in a way we all feel proud cf. They have been
conti ibi tin mttny fine works of art, some of
them pr ucely gifts, the pour as will as the rich
vleiug Ith eacb other in contributing to its
adoromtnt. When tbe work now under con
tract is ompleted the tieautitying will be fin
ished. Mr. Jackson has secured tbe services of
Mr. Kro in. one of our leading fl irlsts, who wili
take chirge of tbe park during the summer
months, keeping the grass cut and the vase
well supplied witb choice flowers. The park
win be tlie favorite resort for all classes during
the summer season, but I think it will be necet
sary tor us to allow one park policeman from
May until November,
Is new p issing through the first staves of the
transforiinti'ia scene we started out to accom
plish list fall. At the present time its appear
ance is n t most pleasing to the eye We ehould
push it tl rough t j completion as rapidly as our
tiiiances will admit. At least the south haif
should b finished and graded and grass and
trees stai tJd this f alL
The health or the city bas been good so far as
contagloi s diseases are concerned. We have
had no scarlet fever and but little diphtheria
ibis winter, but the prevailing complaint, la
nrippe, i.as bsen unusually severe. With
warmer v eather I look tor its abat:ineut,
SWKEFIXO THE STREETS.
Before t he end of the year we will have more
than two and one-half miles of streets paved,
and as ye: no provisions have been made in the
direction of keeping them clean.
The citi.ns' movement has done nothing so
far as adapting a svstem of levying the oust of
sweeping upon tne aoutiing property and the
city proportionate v. I am now in favor of the
city takin,' the matter In hand and purchasing
Highest of all in Leavetving Power.
a sweeper and continuing to sweep the streets
until such time as a belter system can be
adopted. So long as the general street improve
ment outside of the paved dimricr. is done from
the general fund, the property owners bo have
paid for these Improvements are entitled to
some consideration, and t think ibis will be ac
ceptab'e to them as such, and at the same time
it will keep the city in a more presentable ap
pearance ter the inspection of strangers.
To Insure a good thoroughfare to ollr-e Mdur
lng the progress of the paving oa Moline avenue
Scicutli avenue east of TuiiUutri street should
lie gradod and macadamized. It would make a
safe and pleasant drive and at the same time
relieve Moline avenue, which is now dangerous
Thirtieth street south ot Seventh avenue is
not in a safe condition for travel. I would s ng
gest cutting it to grade nt the top of the hid;
also widening tbe embankment and repairing
the brick culvert near Atkinson's briea varo.
Although the contract for paving Moline' ave
nue is let the paving will go no farther than
Thirty-tlf th street this year. The terrible con
dition of tbe street east of there will compel us
to continue the same annual repairs until the
improvement is completed. The open winter
and wet spring have about dest royed all the
streets not pave! and it will require tbe same
annual outlay to keep them in a safe condition.
Twentieth street, soutb of Math avenue, is al
most impassable. An ordinance was passed to
macAdamize it by special taxation, but the
committee has foiled to bring in a report of the
estimated cost. Something must also be done
with this street or it will have to be abandoned.
The contractors filling Guarnsey square
hauled considerable dirt from there, but the
weather and streets have been so bad for two
months that nothing has been done.
FOR Ft-Ll. AMD DETAILED REPORTS
I will have to refer you to the reports of tbe
City Clerk and heads of departments. 1 feel
confident with your assistance and co-operation
and the benefits I bave derived from my four
years' experience in city atlatrs to accomplish
much in the next two years without imposing
any additional burdens upon the people. It is
now the universal opinion that our city is grad
ually passing into an era of prosperity we will
mil call it a booni. We bave no lluctiiating or
fictitious values, no sale of city lots lroin the
rear of a band wagon, with banners and
ftn arners fiyingvitnilvertonuued oratorsin
glowing terms painting the goblin future tie
fore us. These are the bidden rocks upon
which many a prosperous Western city has
lieen wrecked. ur growth may have liccn
slow, but it is nevertheless sure, i f w-e havo
done anything to contribute to that success we
bave done nothing more than our duty. In
closing. I wish to express my thanks to the re
tiring members for their courtesy aud gentle
manly conduct to me at all tiniea. My lest
wishes will follow them into private life."
Af:er' th s, oa molioa of
Evans, tbe council rose,
to return thanks
to the retiring alJermcn. The clerk sub
mitted his ancuil report of the ci'j'd
finances, acd Lis report of waUrwork3
collections Also the reports of John A.
Mu-rin, sufrinlccdent cf the water
"Avtkr; Dr. G L E'.er, commissioner
of teatth: Philip J. Miller, citv mars1!!;
"William Jackson, pirk ccraxisiloDC-f; II.
L. Baker, chief or the fire department;
acd Phil Mitchell, city collector. Oa
motion of Aldcrmaa Knox the reports
were ordered placed on file and the com
mittee on printing directed to obtain bids
and have them prin'.ej in pamphlet form.
The mayor announced the following
appointments which wi u the ex
ception of the superintendent of water
works were confirmed by the votes ap
pended: For Superintendent of the Waterworks,
Thomas J. R;dd:g 7 to 7.
Street Superintendent. James Biaisiel
13 to 1
Marshal. Poilip J. M Her unanimously
Deputy Mar hal, George Locg unani
mously. City Collector, J. F. Robinson 13 td t.
City Weigher, William Norris 8 to 6.
Toll Collector, W. L Sweeney unani
mously, iWimas'.er, Charks Engl 13 to 1,
ScavebSer, George Grten-unauimoUii v.
Park Commissioners, Sixncer Square
:n: T i ,
Wil!ism Jackson unanimously; Garnsey
Square. Matthias Buncher, 13 to 1.
Policemen, A. ttzel. A Carlson, Law
rence Kramer, John Schaab uuoutrcous
ly; Joha Mulquseo. 10 to 4; William
Glas. 9 to 5, George Hetter. 10 to 4;
Ferd inatid Hoidorf, 0 "o 5; Charles Sun
dthn, 13 to 1.
Th3 mayor announced tte following
Bridges Hetttr, Gcitrtr, Fro'uboes.
Claims Adams. Uuesing, Johnson.
Finance Knox, Uuesing, Adams
Fire and Light Corken, Knox, Tin
dall. Ordinances Bladel, C.rken, Kennedy.
Health and Police Evans, Thiesseo,
Waterworks Tindall, Kennedy. Durr
Streets and Alleys Kennedy. Bladel,
Sewers Durrmann. Evans, Johnson.
Printing Geiger, Frohboes, Huesing.
Licenses and Markets Thiessen, John
Tbe council adjourned to next Monday
Robert Koehler, City Clerk.
Tot Over Fifty Tears
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup
been used by millions of mothers
tbeir children while teething. If
burbed at night and troken of your res
by a sick child suffering and crying witb
pain of cutting teeth send at once and get
a bottle o! "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing
Syrup" for children teething. It will re
lieve tbe poor little sufferer immediately.
Depend upon it, mothers, there is no mis
take about it. It cures diarrhoea, regu
lates the stomach and bowels, cures wind
colic, softens the gums, reduces inflamma
tion and gives tone and energy to the
whole system, "Mrs Winslow's Soothing
Syrup" for children teething is pleasant
to the taste and is tbe prescription of one
of the oldest and best female physicians
and nurses in tbe United States. Sold by
all druggists throughout tbe world. Price
twenty-five cents a bottle. Be sure and
ask for "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup.'
We bave sold Ely's Cream Balm about
three years, aud bave recommended its
use in more than a hundred special cases
of catarrh. Tbe unanimous answer to
our icquiries ia, "It's the best remedy
that lever used." Our experience is that
where parties continued its use, it never
fails o cure. J. H. Montgomery & Co
druggists, Decorah, Ia.
U. S. Gov't RenoIAug. 17, 1889.
J. B. ZIMMER,
-THE WELL KNOWN-
Stab Block, Opposite Hap.per House.
has purchased for tbe
Spring and Summer of 1891,
A larger acd finer stock than ever. These goods will arrive in a few days. Wait and s-;e them.
H. SIEMON & SON,
loves and Ti,
Baxter Banner Cooking and Heating Stovea nnd thi Genesco Cooking Stoves
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
1508 SECONP AVE.. ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
HAVE YOU SEEN THE
Calf Goodyear Welt Shoes?
The best Men's Sac shoe in the city for the price.
Second and Hairison Sts.
J". HVE. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
HAHTJTACTTJBEB 01 CSACSXSfl ASS BISCUITS.
Ask jour Grocer for them. jhey are best
WSpeetaltlssi The Christy "OTSTBB" and the Christy "WAFER."
ROCK ISLAND. LLL.
SEIYERS & ANDERSON,
Contractors and Builders,
ALL KINDS OF CARPENTER WORK DONE. ,
General Jobbing dose oa short node and satisfaction guaranteed, .
Office and Shop 1412 Fourth Avenue, ROCK ISLAND LLL. .
Agency for Excelsior Roofing Company.
Cheater than Shixgles.
Send for ciicnlar. Telephone
GEORGE SCIUFER, Proprietor.
1601 Second Avenue, Corner of Sixteenth Stree - Opposite Harper's Theatre.
The choicest Wines, Liquors. Beer and Cigars always on Hand
T7"-,. T ..-..K TS. Tl
Free Lunch Every Day
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor arid. Builder,
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth 8V T t T l J
and Seventh Avenue. I ' K.OCK Island
SSV-All kind, of carpenter work specialty. Plan, and estimate, for .11 kind, of bnildinR.
rurnlansii an aopllc:ion.
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Comer Twenty-third street and Fonrth avenue K0CK iSLAyDf ill.
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
This house ba. Ju.t Beer, refitteil I throgot and is now in A No. 1 condition. It Is a et-cla
51.UU per day houf e acd a desirable family hotel.
Manufacturer of all kinds of
Qeats' Fine Bboei a specialty . Repairing done neatly and promptly.
A share of y ocr patronage reapeetf ully solicited.
1818 Second Avenue, Rok Island. IH.
Proprietor of the Brady Street
All kinds of Cut Flowers
Green Houses - ' " 1
One block north of Cental Park, ,h. largest In la. TZtUS&SZ, Davenport, Iowa.
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER,
BhopcorrerTwenry-aewndstreet and Ninth avenue. Residence 936
- Thirteenth avenue.
fTs prepared to auk. estimate, and do an kind, of Carpenter work. Give him a trial.
STABY, BERGER & SNELL,
t. H. ELLIS, Rock Island. 111.
1038. Cor. Fourteenth St and Second Aw
Sandwiches Furnished on Short Xo