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THii A(JOS. SATDKUAY. MAY 0. 1891
jjtelligence ! Column.
For Sale, Rent, Exchange and Miscel
laneous wants inserted one day at lc
per word; three days at Ho per word
and one week at Mo pet word.
"Situations wanted" and local "Help"
wants not exceeding three lines in
serted one week in the DAILY ARGUS
WANTED A situation book keeper or
clerk; address C. 1 this office. S3
N ICILY FURNISHKD ROOM FOB TWO
gentlemen at bil Twentieth (tract.
WANTED A position u clerk la grocery,
clothinc or genu' furnishing store. Addrer
"T" thi office.
MB WANTED Salary and etfX-nses: per
manent place; apply at once. BaowaBaos.
Co., Nurserymen, Chicago. 14
-"ONKY TO LOAN On chattel mortira,
i-'-A ut'. diamond. jewelry, and ail articles
of value. J. W.Jones, 1614 Second avenoe. tf
WANTED-Lady and gentlemen agents; te to
ten dollar a day easy made ; will pay salary
w TOiuoiirBiua. tia ai isoraon tiotei. room one.
J A. ELBERT, derler In second hind goods.
105 East recond street Darenport, will pay
tba highest cash price for carpets, book, cloth
ing, shoes, etc. Prompt atteLtion will be paid to
WANTED Two or three good men to repre.
rent oar well known houe (or town and city
trade; local and travel ice. $100 and expenses
per month to the richt man. Apply quick, stat
ing aee. L. L. Mat Co. Nurserymen, K lone us
and Seedsmen. Si. Paul, Minn.
(This house in responsible.
WAITERS WANTED Girl waiters, for a first
class hotel in one of the largest cities in Illi
nois: w.-cs sii.oo per month with room and
board. Most be experienced waiters, of good
rharacterand fully understand the business : none
others need apply. Address "Steward" care of
this paper, ttating ae. nationality, experience,
whrre employed, and. when could commence
work, etc. S7-lw
BEST AND CHEAPEST
t"Tbe only Paint House in the city.
R. M. WALL,
1612 Third Avenue.
CIIAS. R. WHEELAN,
Undertaking and Embalming
Dimiek Block. No. 09 SOth St.. Rock Island.
Earing pnrctiased a complete line of TTndertak
Ing goods, with hearse and anpuartennces, and
having secured the services or Mr. Geo. E. Reed,
of Chicago, an expert funeral director and em
balmer of 12 years experience, I am fully pro
pared to guarantee satisfaction.
AGENTS OF EVERY KIND
Insurance, Fraternal Order, book or otherwise.
Members get $100 in one year. They pav bet $ 1
a week. Anybody cm make at the lowest $137
each week easily. Everybody wants a certificate,
because for each member they bring in they get
their 1100 a month earlier. This is a good thlce
and don't mistake It. Addre-s
J. L. UNVERZAGT. Secretary,
1 West Lexington St., Baltimore. Md.
All Carpets sold during the week ending May
16th will be sewed FREE of charge.
We have just opened up a new invoice of
They are beauties.
CHAS. A. MECK,
322 Brady St., Davenport.
Telephone No. 421, (Adams' old stand).
OPEN EVENINGS TILL 8 P. M.
It Is said will sell anything, this is
true In a measure; but for staying
qualities,- merit is the test. Extensive
advertising may sell, anything where
It is new or unknown, but after it
eomes into general use, it is judged
according to its worth. The continued
and steady growth of Swift's Speclfie
Is the best evidence of its excellence.
It Is most popular where it is best
known. Every bottle sold, sells tea
others. Every one that takes it be
comes its friend, and recommends it
to their acquaintances.
Treatise on Blood and Skin Diseaaea
Swirr S Piano Co Atlanta, Ga
cor 1 swmv
MO DIRT! MO FUSS! MO BACK ACHE?
The women know a mxl thins ni vHl
ut vt and why ahoald oat mea likewise use
1 cent a foot
will pay for changing the ap
pearanee of old Furniture so
Completely that it will look lika new.
m will 00 it. mm ak ron it.
WOLF & RANDOLPH, Philadelphia
Frieze and Ceiling
We have arranged with the test Parwr Rinr
and Painters in the city to take charre of
Satisfactory reeulta can be relied on.
R. CRAMPTON & CO.
Health Commissioner Eyster's Re
. port for a Year.
The Krrard of Contagious Disease,
Vital Statistics and Other In
The report of Health Commissioner
O. L. Ejster for the past year as sub
mitted to the council meeting Monday
evening, includes some very interesting
statistics affording, as they do, a eratif v
ing showing as to contagious diseases.
"I am pleased, "the doctor says, "that the
Statistics' of contagious diseases for the
year, as will be found by reference to the
tables subjoined, show that the extension
and malignant outbreak of diphtheria
which last year caused so much sickness
among, and proyed fatal to so many chiN
dren in the city, has this year almost en
tirely disappeared from our midst, there
only being 46 cases this year compared to
122 last year and six deaths compared to
45 last year." The doctor continues
I feel confident that the extended use
of river water and the improved collec
tion of household refuse and gaibage is
largely responsible lor this diminished
prevalence of contagious diseases
No doubt considerable credit should
also be given to a better state of quaran
tine or seeded cases. I be people
realize more fully that it is not safe
to expose themselves or others to the
contagion of the disease.
The community, in common with other
portions cf the country, has asain, dur
ing the last few months, been widely &f
ieciea oy a varying disease or a ci-
tarrhal nature collectively known as "la
grippe." I have been unable to discover
any sanitary or hygienic measures which
organized health bodies could adopt to
modify or prevent the prevalence of this
trouble. Whether the different manifes
tations of "la gripps" are due to the cli
matic conditions of the season or to speci
fic germs or microbes in the atmosphere
may be a mooted question, but, however,
it is answered, the prevention of attacks
is largely a matter of personal hygiene,
viz: The proper care o: the body in the
matter of clothing, diet, habits and ex
In my report to the council last year,
I earnestly recommended the use of the
river water as furnished by the city sys
tem of waterworks, and sounded & note
of warning to the citizecs of our munici
pality against the use of well water,
which so easily becomes contaminated by
impure matter. I see no reasm to change
this opinion, but on the contrary have
had it more fully established during the
past year, the few cases of typhoid
fever which haye cccurred in the city
during the year, wherever my attention
was called to them, being clearly trace
able to impure well water Many other
derangements of health are unquestion
ably attributable to the same cause.
The introduction of the filtering pro
cess to the city system of water, the ben
eficent gift of Ja generous citizen. I con
sider much preferable to a reservoir, and
-t undoubtedly much improves the purity
and potability of the water. I: should
certainly be an added inducement to peo
ple to abandon the use of wells, whose
'vater. though it may be clear and spark
ling, yet so often carries in its crystal
drops the germs of disease and death?
The further extension of the city water
service as rapidly as circumstances will
Irmit, I am satisfied will insure to the
lenefit of the people.
The collection acd removal of garbage
from the city during the year has been of
tiuch improved character. With the lo
cation of the dump boat at a more access
ible point, the two wagons employed by
tie city for the purpose were able to
quickly and thoroughly remoye the gar
t age as it collected. Some yigorous pro
t;3ts were made against tbe presence of
t ie dump boat at the foot ot West Sev
eateenth street, but careful investigation
of its condition from time to tima would
assure any one of unprejudiced opinion
that no ill results could arise from its
presence at that point.
For the ensuing year ' a contract has
been made for the removsl of tbe ear
bige, including the Seal disposition.
From a pecuniary standpoint I mink this
will inure to the benefit of the city,
b it it is highly important that this work
should be closely watched and thorough
There is no question in my mind but
tt at this is the moat Important sanitary
work done by thecity.and it seems strange
tt at all citizeus do not more thoroughly
aid the work by having convenient recep
tacles easily accessible for the removal of
their slops and garbage. The presence of
decaying slo;s and garbage about the
premises of the city is one of the most
constant media for the propagation ot
disease, and the sooner this fact is gener
al recognized, the better the heal.h of
tha city will be.
Tbe most prolific source of complaint
to the department is the privy vault.
During the last year a pretty thorough
inspection of the city was made.and quite
a large number of vaults in bad condition
were discovered and cleaned by tbe city
acKvenger, but undoubtedly many were
missed. The considerable extension of
tbi! sewerage system wiped out of exis
teice quite a number. I have found
quite an extended desire among; citizens
of all parts of the city for the construc
tion of sewers and think that the council
should foster this tendency by aiding and
pu thine their extension wherever feasi
ble. While evils may arise from the ex
ist! nee of sewers, they are preferable to
these ensuing from the presence in a pop
ulous community, such as th s, of large
quantities of animal excrement, main
tained in loosely constructed vaults coni
tan inating the earth, air and water.
1 be following
ESTIMATE OF EXPENSES
of the department for tbe ensuing year
is n:epectfully submitted:
Garbage removal 850
Cart of dump boat aio
rnn in; jq
Rec rdins Tital statistic 7j
Sala'T of health commisclmier nn
Cont Agent, removing nuisances, etc 09 :
Total ....$8,000 !
Number of nuisances inspected., S'.i
mberof nnltances abated.... SMS
Number of vaccinations perforated SI A
Number of loads of garbage 7X0
Number of calls for earbane 38,000
Number of privy vaults Cleaned 1H4
The following table's will show the work
done by the department:
The record at vital statistics shows 18S
deaths, of which 17 were in May, 34 In
June, Hi in July. 13 in August, 18 in
September, 13 in October, 15 in Novem
ber, 11 in December, nine in
January, 13 in February. 15 in
March. 15 in April. Ot tbe deaths 106
were male and 83 femsla. Forty-one
were under one year of age; 23 between
on and five years; 11 between five and
10; 11 between 10 and 20; 34 between
20 and 40; 25 between 40 and 60; 37 be
tween 60 and 80 and six over 80 years of
age. Nineteen deaths were caused by
pneumonia, seven by typhoid fever, nine
by whooping cough, eight by accident
and the remainder resulted from various
ailments, no great number being caused
by any one trouble.
The table of births gives 19 in May, 27
in June, 15 in July, 27 in August, 11 in
September, 18 in October. 11 in Novem
ber, 23 in December. 35 in January. 11 in
February, 25 in March and one in April.
There were 12 cases of contagious dis
eases in May, one in June, none in July
and August, seven in September, 10 in
October, four in November, seven in
December, ode in January, nine in Feb
ruary, one in March and four in April
According to the doctor's exhibit there
were three cases of diphtheria and none
of scat let fever in the First ward: eight
of diphtheria and four of scarlatina in
tbe Second; three of diphtheria and noDe
of scarlatina in the Third; three of diph
thena and two of scarlet fever in the
Fourth; three of diphtheria and two of
scarlatina in the Fifth; 10 of diphtheria
and none of scarlatina in the Sixth; 16 cf
diphtheria and two of scarlatina in tbe
THE MAY FESTIVAL.
The 31. F. . Entertainment Coatinuen
at the itock Island Rink 1 he Tab
leaux. Flax I'reaentaiion. F.tr.
The entertainment at the rink last
night, consisting of tab'.eaux, represent
ing statuary and instrumental music, was
largely attecded and highly appreciated.
There were nine scenes in .li; the set
tins were very elaborate, and when a
strong calcium light was thrown on then
the effect was indeed beautiful. Tbe
scenes were as follows: The Foolish Vir
gins, Ophelia, Red Letter Dav. The For-
tune Teller, The Three Fates. The Re
hearsal, Sight of Oiher Years, SeaNympn
acd The Dreams cf a Bachelor. Those
taking part in the same weie: Edith
Noftsker. Ada Schicdler.Cli.ra Schneider,
Hattie Ferguson, Nettie Mosenfelder.
Blanche Mosenfelder, Waldo Liston.Bes
sie Hanz. Blanche Robbins. Charles
Spencer, Dick Crampton. Ralph Haver-
stick. Harry Cleaveland, Frank Robinson
and Elmer Dack. The scents
were interspersed with music which
added greatly to tbe entertainment.
It was in charge of Miss Lizzie Kemb'.e
and Miss Arcy Sweeney, acd was one of
the most interesting features of the week
and at its close Mrs. Darrow by request,
repealed one ot the number of her enter
tainment the previous day entitled
"Southern Jolifications," those taking
part being as follows: Miss Mabel Fullei-
ton and Theodore Jennings, piano: Tullv
White, Cyrus Dart and Sim Darrow.
violins; J. Kruse, bones; William Sear,
drum, and Helen Loosley, sand-paper.
Tbe Rosenfield flig was then formally
presented to the church by Rtv. O. W.
Gue, who made the presentation speech
in the absence of Capt. Cleaveland, an 1
was followed by E- D. 8weeney. who ac
cepted tbe flag on behalf of tbe church.
This afternoon at tbe matinee tbe
March and Songs of the Harvesters''
which was in charge of Miss Carrie Kem
ble and Miss Lucy Coyne, was repeated,
followed by tbe rag doll entertainment.
and this evening a fine supper will be
served fo'towed by the fancy dress car
nival, and no doubt the largest crowd
that has yet attended will be present this
Advrrtlned Lint a. 10
List of letters uncalled for at the fostofflce at
rioca inana, itoca island countr. Illinois.
Mar 8. 11
Larce I S
Roberts Aitbnr B
HaYJBond Mrs B
R I Typewriter Works
Black Mrs toll
Bernhisel F H 2
Bernhisel L M
Bucklin F Dr
Franil.IT Kriwxrrf n
Uarvln Mrs Lizzie
uunlley A W
amiiu jars d
Hofmun WiU.am care Rettie William.
HUWAKD WELLS. P. M.
Tht Pablle saehaoln.
Tbe report of Rock Island public schools
for the month ending today, and corres
ponding month of last year is as follows:
Monthly enrollment J g a i2j
Average number belonging.... . . ..Slist 1WH
Average daily attendance l !5 lytia
Per csnt of itiri,n vt
. . ............ . v , 'J. i
Cases of tardiness 74 .w
euneraosent nor tardy 1,06s 1 inr
early enrollment....... 8,417 8S13
A triaasiBS? Sanaa
Of health and strength renewed and of
ease and comfort follow the use of Sy
HID Of Fipn. aa it arta in ;.u
nature to effectually cleanse the system
- lieu vubutc or uuious. i or sale in 0O0
and $1 bottles by all leading druggists.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
DRAPERY, GRILLE WORK
A. J. SMITH & SON
125 and 127 Weu Third Street.
THE MOLINE WAGON.
THE MOLINE WACOJ CO.
Manufacturers ol FARM, SPRING and FREIGHT WAGONS
uw ana complete lice of PLATFORM and other Bering Wason. e-tcial'T
Western trade. of superior workmanship and in sh. Illustrated Price Ui
aPTinratlun. 8ee the MOLINB ''afiov erorr i-nf,.Jti.
ANDERSON COUNTY SOURMASH
$2.50 Per Gallon.
TOHJVT & ADLER,
Removed to 219 Seventeenth Street
iVE. E. MURRTN,
Choice Family Groceries
Cor. Third avenue and Twenty-first St.. Rock Island.
p.trtnaeloUciwd? QroceriM th" wU1
C. J. W.
P.nn 4-T-Oa -a4--.
vviit,iClVjtUi ailu iz Li ilexes '
1121 acd 1123 Fourth avenue. Besidenc 1119 Fourth avenoe.
Plan, and specifications fnrnished on all cW. of work ; also agent of WDler s Patent IwiUe
Sliding Blind, something new, stylicb and desirable.
Oor. Masonic Ti tuple, DA VEX
adapted to las
st free os
DAVIS & CO,
A complete stock of
Pipe, Brass Goods, Hacking
Hose, Fire Brick, Etc
Sole Agents for
DEAN STEAM PUMPS and
SIGHT FEED LUBRICATORS
We guarantee every one perfect, acd will ?;e1 Ci
Twenty day't trial, to responsible partite.
Safety Heating Boilers and Contractor" fo
furnishing KDd layicir Water. d.
1712 First Ave .
Rock Island. Illinois
Telephone Jt4S. Residence Telephone 100
' lowest living prices. A share of pnblit
Goods received by
OALIi AND EXAMINE.
COMPLETE IN ALL
FOR CATALOGUES ADDRESS
J. ,C. DUNCAN.
3 1 1 3
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