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:::: of I'i-'-i is taken; it is pleasant
t uii-t.-hinjf to t!ie iru-te, ami nets
i !, ju!jtly oa tlie Kili:oj,
f and jTowc-Is, cler.nses the sys-,
( ill vttially, dispels colds, head
fevers jiml euros Iialnlual
i-i':;':u:oa. 8ynti of Figs is the
r.'inody of itg kind evor pro
...1. phasing: t the taste and ac
Y to ilie ftciiiaoh, prompt in
:: truly lienof'icial ia its
i. pi'fpared only from the most
'.:) a::-l-Hirreeal)le substance, its
v.- or:c; Heat qualities commend it
ail and have made it the raost
-:-':n i.f ! is till ci a i n Ftiy
1 i'l ttles by all leading drug
Any reliable druggist who
bv not nave it on nana will pro-
e it promptly for anv one who
:-hes to try it. Do not accept any
UUFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAN FRANCISCO. CAL.
101JISVIU.E. KY. . HEW YORK. W.K.
elf Cil Cloth.
Roum and Pictnre
Pietnrr-?rd. Twine Nai's
1 lick- aMtiW'-it price.
Cull and fee
. C. TAYLOR,
i door cat of l.en.lon clotb
The Japanese exc , in 6cft
orations on egg bu porce.
.u. i nave a ne.w nwT(A
F0th Wl aU1 kmcer that
lows this. It woJia be hard
f hnd anything dintier for ft
In glassware the A ican
- tones are
ra1' ucw B ans hannnet
1 -it- 3 - '
fekes two or three i ,
SS? LW1!.' attractive.
plenty oi iiuye f
- X AT
CUtSA Al1 oLifS
pone Second Avenue.
$200.00 and Upward
for !e, rcared on la
id worth from three to Cve
times the a'
onnt of the loan.
fitted free of cnarml-annually, collected n0
E. W. HUBST,
F?nivn 11 mrt A VtAr
J 1. REIDY,
" room home on J o.
W IUUUI 111 UPT U B - ' -
i ... i rwmtictn eireei. im miiw,
rourth and Twntvi Slith ttvenue. Oetween xwcniy-
5 loom home on IrE' "," r'"
l.venth n.i T-ntAjnth avenue between Twenty
r " T - .k.h .lnti IntAOxiaU.
eenth BtreeU n Beveniu avenue aim m-
::- " i
ilouble brick res if
Itreet and Seventh tdence
feireni'0"886 lot "tela ieiow
pio of Qrana Kaplds.j""
THE MAYOR'S APPOINTEES
Merit and Efficiency Sacrificed for
. Political Jobbery.
MUDDLED BY HIS OWN DUPLICITY.
Tue City Kxerntivr Carrlrf 111 Va
cillating liRpoltIon to an Kx
tieme That la Wlthont I'rrc
lBt or rrlnrlple.
Oh, what tivngled wi b we wiave,
S hen ttrst we iractice to di-ceive."
Mayor McConochie made bis appoint
ments at last night's council meeting.
With one exception he made provision
for the offices over which the cit y's esecu
tive is vested with the appointive prerog
ative, and some of his selections were ap
proved by the council and some were not.
His most popular nominations received
the largest vote in the council some of
them being confirmed by unanimous vote.
Before making hi9 nominataions.Mayor
McConochie stated that it would take eight
votes to confirm his appointments, as he
would under no circumstances vote
his own nominations. Ilere is th
the council stood on the mayor's
Superintendent of W,
Ayes Bladel. JohnscV, it .
f,. vrn.i Durmann.net-
At 8" Blfl
ler 5nrkPe, Johnson.Durmann, Het
Knox HT' Ge,8er Tindall
ArtBm' Jennedy, Frohboes
shal ' mar8Dal- Miller; deputy mar
3wQeorge Long; toll collector, W. L.
eney; scavenger, George Greene;
j.rk commissioner. Spencer square. Wil
'abi Jackson; patrolmen, Andrew Etzel,
v. Carlson, Lawrence Kramer, John
tchaab and Charles Sundehn, confirmed
City Collector J. F. Robinson.
Ayes Johnson, Durmann, Iletter,
tJorken, Geiger, Tindall, Huesing, Evans,
Knox, Kennedy, Frohboes, Thiesen. Ad
Weighmaster W. A. Norris.
Ayes Bladel. Durmann, Hetter. Gei
ger, Tindall, Kennedy, Frohboes. Ad
Noes Johnson, Corken, Iluesin!!, Ev
i.ns. Knox, Thiesen 6.
The opposition vole to M. Buncher tor
park commissioner of Girnsey Square
vas merely by way of a ioke.
On policemen the voteother than those
vho received unanimous confirmation
John Mulqueen Ayes Bladel, Dur
mann, Corken, Geiger, Tindall, lluesine,
2vans. Knox, Thiesen, Adams 10.
Noes Johnson. Hetter, Kennedy, Froh
William Glass Ayts Bladel, Dur
mann, Johnson, Hetter, Tindall, Knox,
FrohboeB, Thiesen, Adams 9. Noes
Corken. Geiger, Iluesing, Evans, Knos
George letter Ayes Durmann. Bet
ter, Oorkeu. Geiger. Tindall. Huesing,
Knox, Frohboes, Thiesen, Adams 10.
Noes Bladel, Johnson, Evans. Knox 4.
Fred Holdorf Ayes, Bladel, Johnson,
Durmi-D, Hetter, Geiger, Hues
ing, Kennedy, Frohboes. Adams 9
Noes Corken, Tindall, Evans, Knox,
Charles Sundehn Ayes, Blade), John
ton, Durmann. Hetter, Corken, GM;er,
Tindall. Ituesinn. Knox, Kennedy, Froh-j
lnes. Thiesen, Adams 11. Noe3
Charles Engel Overseer of the Poor
Aes Bladel, Johnson, Durmann, Cor
ken, Geiger, Tinda'l. Huesing, Kcox,
3 vans, Kennc'dy, Frohboes. Thiesen,
Adams 11. Noes Hetter 1.
The appointments, or same of them at
jeast, were In a great measure a surprise,
especially as concerned Superintendent
of Wa'er works John A. Murrin,
and Police Offlcer Sexton, in both of
whom the mayor had recognized worth
and fitness for their respective positions
ind against neither of whom was there
my opposition from fair-minded people,
:he mayor being swayed from his own
sense of duty and fairness by the influence
r,f those who are'actuated alone bv nre
iudice and are blinded to all else up
to the present time there has been one
trait in the mayor's character that has
won the admiration ot those who could
see nothing else particularly attractive in
his nature it was his decision and firmness,
but stranire to say in the matter of
his appointments this time his vacillating,
today-there tomorrow disposition, has
been most conspicuous. For not only
haB he developed duplicity in a most
contemptible form, but he has attempted
to shoulder onto otheis the responsibilities
which by virtue of his office are his. He
has shirked his duty and shrunk from it;
be has made promises one moment and
broken them the next, pledged ninfcelf to
his friends in one Wreath and beUayed
them in-if-he next. He has attempted to
pleaae ail by playing false to all,
and has permitted himself to be led so far
into the wavs of deception that it is a
a charitable view to say that he has be
come bewildered, and muddled.V For in
stance when first approached on the sub
ject of reappointing John A. Murrin as
superintendent of waterworks, he un
hesitatingly said he wonld reappoint Mr
Murnn; later he told Mr. Murrin's friends
that he would only appoint him provided
he would secure the promise of eight
aldermen for his confirmation. This
promise was promptly complied with with
two aldermen to spare. All the time the
mayor was making similar promises to
those who were pushing Thomas Reddig
M W 1 V I
as a candidate for superintendent, and
THE ABGUS TUESDAY, HAY 5, 1891.
Anally late yesterday he tcld others of
Mr. Murrin's friends that he had decided
to appoint Reddig, but If he was not con
firmed he would name Mr. Murrin for the
position. Mr. Reddig was not confirmed,
and Mr. Mayor did not appoint Reddig.
The mayor's conduct toward Policeman
Sexton is equally as devoid of principle or
fairness, as Mr. Sexton wa3 generally
recognized as one of the best meu who
has ever served on the Rock Island police
rorce, and today there are eyery where ex
pressions of regret that the mayor shouj
have permitted himself to be so movedy
the clamor of prejudice as to disregaij the
interests of the city which is to ffer 0y
the loss of so tffluient an officer
Mayor McConochie wn by an
Akoos reporter In his ofJ& ia the Arm
ory building this mojjn and be posi.
.....j .ci l"e was not to be inter-
asked, however, about
the report t
yfat hia rantinor v"m hi! onn
a . a
Jiii. Reddig as superintendent
, Works, he said: "No, sir. I did not
j.01 i ut: ueciuiDK vote, anu win nni unuer
any citcumstances. I do not believe in
confirming my own appointments, and
would not do so if the appointee was my
""TVill you again present Mr. Rsddig's
name to th council?"
-Tht I will not say."
"Will you present Mr. Murrin's name!''
"Thit I don't care to say . "
"Have you any reason for not present
ing Mr. Murrin's name?"
"I don't care to answer that question."
"Have you anything to say against Mr.
Murrin personally, or with his manage
ment of the waterworks?"
"No, sir, nothing whatever. If this
was a private matter it would be differ
ent, but in politics a man must not get
above his party unless he wants to get
"Has the republican party brought to
bear on you an influence to remove Mr.
I don't care to be interviewed on that
"Did you not promise to appoint Mr.
Murrin in the event of Mr. Reddig's fail
ure of confirmation?"
"I prefer to answer no questions."
"Did you intentionally ignore the ap
pointment of a health commissioner last
night, or was it an oversight?'
"It was intentional on my part?"
"Because the two schools of medicine
have gotten into a fight for the appoint
ment, and I don't care to recogniza either
in particular. I would prefer that they
settle it before any appointment is made."
' Do you think it will be settled by the
next council meeting?"
"I don't know, I hope S3."
"Do you think the question of supeiia-
tendent of waterworks wi!l be settled by
"I can't say, I hope so."
"You don't yet know whom you will ap
'No, I can't say. I can't talk on that
subject now ."
The reporter fearing there miht be
such a thing as his intruding if he plied
any further questions, withdrew.
Today, business men without scarcely
an exception, havecondemned the mayor's
treatment of Supt. Murrin, and the fol
lowing, which are but a few of the casual
remarks jotted djwn indicate the pip-
ultr sentiment on the point of Mr. Mur
Fred Young I ee no reason for
changing the superintendent.
Charles McHugh I see no reason why
Mr. Murrin should be removed.
Monroe Kohn I think Mr. Murrin has
made a good superintendent and ought
to retain the position.
A C. Dart Mr. Murrin is the proper
man for the place, and the majority of
business men agree that he should be re
turned. S. R. Wright: I see no benefit to be
p&ined bv a chansre. Mr. Murrin nils
the bill admirably.
Maj. J. M. Beardsley Mr. Murrin has
shown himsalf to be well qualified to fill
that position, and I do not think a change
should be made.
William Stewart I think that Mr.
Murrin has shown himself to be a very
capable man in that position, and do not
see why a change should be made..
George W. Stansberry From what I
can learn, Mr. Murrin has made a very
efficient superintendent and has saved the
city money, and for that reason I think
be ought to be retained.
John Crubaugh I think the mayor has
made a great mistake in failing to recog
nize Mr. Murrin, and I think he should
reappoint him. He has made an excel',
lent superintendent as far as I am capa
ble of judging.
Alphons Mosenfelder I was sur
prised to see a disposition to remove Mr.
Murrin. I consider him an exception
ally efficient man. I regret, too, the
removal of Officer Sexton. He is one of
the best men that ever served on the
Rock Island police force.
Said a prominent republican this morn
lug: "Were I an alderman I would vote
against the confirmation of T. J. Reddig
for the manner in which be acted when
J. H. Kerr took charge of the water
works. At that time, if you. remember.
Mr. Cramer and his men refused to let
those who were to succeed thsm inside
the railing at the works to inspect the
engines and become acquainted with the
machinery. At 9 o'c of the day Mr.
Kerr took charge Ae enlirecreW) includ,
mg Mr, ReddiW4,ked nM of the hQM
ing uncerem0U,Iy Tm.,r cqttdtt,t w
severe.yyj,demne(j by llie pubiic at tbe
time5od it should not b3 over-looked
D0 that one of the number is asking to
City Clerk Koehler this morning
showed hU appreciation of Offlcer Sexton
by presenting him with a gold piece ac
companied by in expression of his regard
and good will for him in the future.
Two Important Mill.
Sprixgfield. May 5. The Merritt
bill-was tabled today, and tbe Vinton
world fair biil advanced to first reading.
Kn'ghta of Pythia.
All members of St. Paul, No. 107,
Knights of Pjthias. are requested to meet
at their Castle Hall on Wednesday eve
ning. May 6, at 7 p. m , to receive their
brethren, of Clinton. Iowa, and for work.
By order of A. D. Hcesisg C C,
J. Alex Montgomery. K. of It & 8.
AH members of Rick Island Division,
No. 49, U. R. K. of P., aie requested to
meet at their ldg-3 room on Wednesday
evening. May C. at 6:30 p. m., in full
uniform and fatigue caps. By order of
J. Alex Montgomery,
Sir Knight Ciptain.
H. J. Frick.
Sir Knight Recorder.
State of Ohio. City of Toledo, I
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he is
the senior partner of tbe firm of F. J.
Cheney & Co., doing business in the city
of Toledo, county and state aforesaid, and
that said firm will pay the sum of one
hundred dollars for each and every case
of catarrh that cannot be cured by the
use of Hall's Catarrh Cure.
Frank J. Chesey.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in
my presence, this 6ih day of December,
A. D.. 1836.
A. W. Gleason,
peal V r.-tary 1'iiblic.
Hall's Catarrh Qire is taken internally
and acts directly upon the blood and
mucous surfaces of the system. Send
for testimonials, free.
F. J. Cheney & Co., Props ., Toledo, O
Sold by druggists, 75c.
The rosy frechness. and a velvety soft
ness of the skin is variably obtained by
those who use Pwzzoni's Comp'txion
DON'f THBOW Uf THE SPONGE'.
Tba hidcousogre. Giant Dc'pnir, cftt-n fastens
hie cliitci upon the chronic invalid. Con-nmtly
plagnc-d by dyspepsia, biliioneuese ar.d conjfpa
tlon nervous and sU'epVs too what wonder It
is that havirg tried in vain a multitude of useless
remedies he U ready, figuratively speaking, to
'throw,iip the epoiipe." Let the unfortunate
"take heart of grace." Hff tott.-rV Stomach Bitters
can and will put n terminu to his trials. It
Kirencibens the stomach, confi-rs nervous vigor
by Troinutiiig assimilation of the food, arouses
the liver whin dormant, and re axes the bowels
without pain. fJ he ability to niret and assimi
late restored, the ability t sleep fo'lows. Nothing
tnen can stay tne renewal oi neaita out impru
rti-nce. llotetter s stomach Kilters noreover,
transcend all others as :i remedy for malarial.
rhi-umatic ani kidney otnplaints. A wincg!;iss-
full three times a aay.
1 v.' " '-A-'
If your old refrigerator
sometimes disappointed you
didn't work right, wasted ice,
wasn't air tight, was smelly,
made meats and things taste
queer it probably wasn't a
The "Cleanable" is the result
of thirty years making of refrig
erators, and has never been com
plained of. Fifteen patents
cover its construction.
Made of hard wood, char
coal filled, five walls for ice
preservation, removable flue9,
ironw shelves, air-tight" locks,
thorough drainage, cold dry air
Circulation every nook and
corner easy to get at and
clean, nothing to get out of
order or warp the most per
fect on the market. The mak
ers warrant it. Costs no more
than cheap makes.
For sale DAVID DON.
Agent for the . .
Columbia and "Victor
the very Vest wheel made. CaU and ace
- hUUue. :. r
Monday, May 4, fashion decrees
that at least onn parasol and one um
brella, (for either rain or sun) are indis
pensable to a ladies' complete ward
robe. Many ladies of fashion insist
upon a different parasol to match each
suit. Novelties in fancy colored para
sols are surely coming to the front again
High novelty parasol, snrab, . and pros pra?n
silks, blacks with white border, slates, tans,
and browns with white borders.
Coachine parasols, carnage parasols, and the
new all over lace parasols.
1 wo special drives in children" narasols at
17 and 343 but little more than half price.
bilk umbrellas coveted while van wait w ith
the new pitent process of covering.
To emphasize the ODcnln of onr nnnso! and
parasols at 87c. A)so one lot of fancy surah silk
u iuuv;u more.
1710 1714 "im &
-IN THIS LITTLE SIACHINE-
are combined all the latest improvements for similar Machines,
building it upon the most improved mechanical principles
to insure speed, comfort and durability.
If you think of buying a machine it will pay you to come and see us.
THE FAIti, 1705 Second Avenue.
I e Set the Pace, Let Otes Follow tffljiy Can
KANN & HTJCKSTAEDT,
No. 1811 and 1813 Second avenue,
Offer to the Pnblic the most
Lounges and Couches.
Centre LiBriA.Br and
i Rock Island
-ALL KINDS OF-
ast Iron Work
lone. A specialty of furnishing all kinds
of Stovea with Castings at 8 cents
A MACHINE SHOP
been added where all kinds of machine
work will be done first-class.
JINTH ST. AND 7th AVE.
ivn?yj"jw - nth i
DKBILIUTt u ikroaili IV
tOVlOr iKEiECTRtC BELT A NO $U$PENSQRt
.XT r0 CUKBbi thtNw
lM'i .K MO.Vr!'. Ms.le fur Ibis "pwif e ui
nr l tarBrntrre VriLrM, rivtnc f'rwlt. Mi 14 Sooth
uitaaaf t'arrecla M KWtrlr (IT thr-riB-h til VFAS
S. r .tori tic t bt-ra o It I- I J.rl u4 H.OKOI N STRENGTH.
rie lnrrMt VU In-tanO. r me forfeit i.O(W in caiu
' and ofiM5r rNlnMif i. and up. Worn car VtT
111? I'arMl in threp moot is. nmxipriiet Kree
DM ET.ECTRICCO.. 1C1ihim, CHICAGO, ILL
t tbe Ufioor Habit. lollUel.v Cured
is maiiafaetured mm m powder, whi oh esn beffivra
r'-ui of ber. a oup of coffee or tea, or in fooQ,
wul ukv auuwiruire Wi U1C paticui, XV u aDS01Utiy
alw. and will effect m permanent and speedy
cofaolic wrecK- It baa been given in thouaandt
aea, and in every initance a perfect cure hat fol
d. It never Fallsk The aystem once imprea-nat-ith
the 8 peoiflc.it beoomea an utter lmpoaaibUity
ae lionor appetite to exist.
LDCX aPErinrro Kol Proprietors.
V A V-iU A X X J OiU.
pace book of particulars fr. To be had oB
hfill FIberlid T. H. Thomas, drntrirfftta
. JrlBQO, 11.
Great PrencU Remeay for buppresBloni
Monthly Irregalaritiee .
lies uee iv unc' erlwllcal PUT. of Paris,
ce; guaranteed to acromplih all that ie
va iucHii x v w uvea luvuiuiy lor irOUuieB
ur w wumeo. rait oirecuons witn each
per box or three boxes for 3. American
Jo., royalty proprietors, Spencer, Iowa. The
vumuicu wi uiiu nuuoru r im Bxreet.
kp farmi for tale or rent; land for stock
B, colonies or investment.
w me to j, v. aoKBs,
ruuupauurg, r null pa VO.
"WE QUOTE FOR,
AND .WHILE THEY LAST
Gold capped handles, gloria silk
umbrellas, 26 inch, for sun or rain, 97o
Gloria silk, natural wood handles,
silver mounted 26in umbrella at $ 1.32
3 styles 24 inch Henrietta silk sun
umbrellas, ebony handles with crook
andball ends, or with ebony mounted
with ivory or celluloid, choice of the
three styles $1-25.
21 inch ratine paraso's, silver handles for 75c.
24 Inch gloria parasols, novelty wood handles,
mounted f 119.
25 inch Rugby si'.k. sun anl rain umbrellas,
silver bandies $l.-J5.
A big drive 10.1 fine umbrellas, site 28 inch
Henrietta e lk, oxodlzed silver handles at $1.75.
Noveltv. suit and coaching parasols, silk
strips. S -lid colors iu navy, browns, slates, ecra
ana b a;k only 91.25.
nmhrel!.i cn-fc. we will sell a lot of fancy bordered
paracols in tolors, with fancy borders at 65c. worth
1 ""OA J 1 TOO ClnoAHT. A Trrvrm ,
brilliaat lir.e of the season in
j Hat Ricks,
Property which he has had refitted for tho ho
tel business, is now prepared to aceomv- '
modate transient guests.
Day and Regular Boarding
at very reasonable prices.
Be Is also engaged in the
at the same place with a choice lot of Groceriea.
Farm produce a specialty.
HORST VON KCECKRITZ, Poanaariet
Prescriptions a Speciai.tt.
Fourth Ave. and Twentv-Third St.
A pamp net of information and ab-f
. Obtain INlenta. KTent. Trde
fVTngnu, mil Tu.rt
s.i"" muni, a CO.
r -m if . . w
J. M. BUFORD,
The old Fire ard Time-tried Companies
" rcpref enteU.
LOSSES PROMPTLY PAID,
Bate as low as any reliable 'nni-any can S4--
Your patronage is aolicited,
Br Offlce in Argus block.
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