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NEEDS OF THE DAY.
Improvements Rock Island Should
A Substantial Court Hmm and lnt
irp'. Both r Which Ms- be
Reaches by I'roper Endeavor.
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I'll tell you what Rock Island needs
now, said a citizen as he sat conversing
wita an Argus representative in Spencer
squire last evening. "It needs two im
provements more than any city I know
of. It ought to have them, and what is
more it can have them."
To what do you have reference?"
ask 3d the reporter.
A court house Bed a union depot. It
is a disgrace to our people that a city like
Roi:k Island has not had both long ago.
but it is possible to secure both and both
' Do you think that two such import
ant improvements could be provided In
'Do I think so? I believe anything is
possible in Rock Island now," continued
the citizen, with earnestness and convic-
tio i. "Two years ago I wouldn't have
thcught so, but look at what Rock Island
nat aone in two years. Mountains have
be n moved streets pved, a uniform
system of sidewalks established, a beau
tiful park provided, electric street cars
secured and a paid fire department prom
ise 1. to say nothing of the government
bu lding, viaduct and Hennepin canal,
which the government has assured us
and all these things within two years.
Who wou'd have believed two Tears ago
thtt Rick Island would tzperience such
a complete revolution and transformation
ia that time?"
"What suggestion would you make as
ta the best mode of procedure in secur
inc these great improvements of which
"Agitate them through our Improve
me nt association . Let proper commits
tets be appointed to undertake each pro-
jec t.and have those committees previously
phdgul to do their duty, and both under
takings can be started this year. The
dilapidated old court house which is in its
very appearance a mockery on justice,
should not see more than two more ses
sions of court, and the foundation for a
union depot rhould be laid this very fall
across there on the east side of Twentieth
street. There is only one road that does not
at present run convenient to that locality
aa i when we have our viad uct completed,
I r.pprebend no difficulty in getting that
ro id in. The only excuse the Rock Isl
and has always offered to coming down
to'vn is the loss of ti me. With the via
duct erected bo that the trains can come
down with a rush, and the yard room we
have, that old excuse will be played
out. Let's try the improvements any-
wi.y. There will not be any narm in
mt.king the tflort, will there?"
THE COMING CHAAGE.
My assortment of chamber
ms ia now complete, and the
arjge in price and in styles is
enough to satisfy any taste.
In table cutlery also I nave
a fair variety, at prices inter
esting to any one who is buy
ing. The hard rubber handled
knives, with four tined forks to
match, are paiticularly good;
warranted to stand hot water.
Handles will not come off.
G. M. Loosley.
lftA) Second Avenne.
is bums cr
$200.03 and Upward
"r ":e, secured on land worth from three to flv
times the amount of the loan.
in i -ct 7 pcr cent semi-annually, collected and
remitted free of charge.
R W. HURST,
Attorney at Law
P-oom 3 and 4 Masonic Tomple.
KOCK ISLAND, ILL.
J. E. REIDY,
Uuy, sells and manages property on
commission; money to loan
on small amounts.
'Algn n IT lint fn, th. fiwnfltat TntiltHnrfl C!o.. nf
J! inn., the Am. ion of Cincinnati and the Grand
"Apia, of Grand iiopids, Mich.
The Proposed Paid fr'ire Department
nod the tier', nrarfit to the City
In another part of today's Argcs ap-
pt ars the advertisement of City Clerk
Kiehler for bids for the equipment of an
electric fire and police alarm system in
Rick Island. This is the initiative on
the part of the city looking toward the
niw depart xent. Business men and
manufacturers all rejoice in the
ac vent of the new system, which
will afford another evidence
oi Rock Island's advancement.
Tae benefits to accrue are many, and not
only will the service itself avert the di
sasters that are usually attendant upon a
fire, in consequence of delay and indis
criminate use of water, but the very fact
tt at we have a paid fire department, with
electrical alarm will do the city good. As
a matter of fact insurance risks are lea
st ned, and insurance rates correspondingly
lessened. Capitalists and prosperous
business men will see more reason for
erecting new buildings, ana manufac
turers from abroad will see more
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n ason lor coming nere , wneu tue
city offers the best possible protection
to their interests. But as has been
tlie ruse, and is alwavs the case where
tlie volunteer firemen exist, manufactur
ii g establishments, business blocks and
residences are at the mercy of a system
w hich is not a system, where the men,
hawever anxious aid determined they
n.ay be, have no means of reaching a fire
promptly, and where no disciplinary
methods are employed as to their actions
hen they do reach the scene, the same
inducement is not offered to building en
The Abgtjb maintains the position it
has adhered to from the first time it ads
vacated a raid department that the
interests of property holders demand it
t lat It is as essential to a growing city as
I olice protection and as other cities not
s large as Rock Island have found it m-
t ispensible, there is no reason this city
snould longer be deprived. There is no
rindern advantage too good for Rock
Island, and the man who seeks to pre
tent the'citj'i securing any "modern ad-
t antage has not its real interests at heart.
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One ateline Paper Rather Ciloata
Over the Byadieate's Mi-fortaae
ad Aoniher Talk Phtlexephy.
How different are the dispositions with
which tbe Moline papers view the mis
fortunes that continually attend tbe
the street railway syndicate's endeavors
to give os rapid transit. Because of no
fault of the street railway people, to
whom the actual state of affairs had been
misrepresented, it becomes necessary to
suffer the delay and expense of putting
down new track' where it was supposed
the old, with some repairing, would an
swer, the Moline R?publican becomes in
dignant and says:
Here's a state of things: Mr. Hill, a
prominent ofliciil of the syndicate, in
formed a Republican-Journal man yes
terday that no electric cars would be run
in this city till next November on either
line. It is the intention of the syndicate
to reconstruct the track of the blue lice.
Of course the new track will be very ac
ceptable but this seems like an imposi
tion upon Moline, and it might have been
aiseovered that tbe track was not in fit
condition for the running of electric cars
months ago and it could have been recon
structed before this time. It also looks
like a piece of gross neglect and bad man
agement. How about that forfeiture of
the syndicates franchise, city fathers?
Oa the other hand the Dispatch takes
a mere sensible and a more accurate view
of the case and thus expresses itself:
The Union street railway track has been
testrd and found wanting. Originally
ouui ior neavy steam motors, it was too
weak for tbe m, and with all its patching
and fixing up, it is still too weak for the
electric cars. So this old rattle-trap of
an alleged street railway track constitutes
something more than the tail of the $350,-
UOO elephant which the syndicate got
possession of when it acquired the street
railways which existed on its advent here.
Now the syndicate sees the tail, and it
hopes the whole elephant is in sight. It
is viewing the animal's proportions calm
ly, and we are pleased to state that the
syndicate again shows its progressive and
business-like spirit, for the relaying of
the whole Union line track, from end to
end, is in contemplation.
Manacer Louderback was seen with
reference to the necessity of the unex
pected improvement in Moline this morn
ing, but was inclined to be reticent. He
did not know yet what the directors
would do. They were astounded with
tbe revelation of tbe necessity of laying
more , track and the fact that it would
take at least $100,000 to do it,
"1 nere is only one thing 1 can assure
you," said Mr. Louderback, "we are
anxious to get all our electric equipment
going as quickly as possible, and there
will be no unnecessary delay in making
such changes as are absolutely necessary
to insure safety to our patrons and tbe
preservation of our rolling stock."
One of the worst features of it is, and
perhaps the syndicate has not thought
it, if it is obliged to relay the Union line
which is paying, it will also have to re
build the line running out to northwest
Davenport, which is less profitable to the
company, and which, too, is laid with
light rail and 'will be insufficient. Mr
Louderback goes to Chicago tonight to
talk matters over with the directors.
What the outcome will be remains to be
seen. It will certainly be the aim of the
syndicate to act quickly in whatever is
done and get the electric system in opera
tion everywhere at as early a date as pos
sible, as the increase in traffic in Rock
Island shows the advantage of such a
move. Tbe Republican's suggestion is
as unjust as it is senseless.
It is very natural to suppose that tbe
syndicate should seek to establish its
through car service as speedily as possible
and thus banish the expense of keeping
horsee for the mere purpose of running
the transfer cars at the other end. Elec
trician Willard, of the Thomson-Houston
company is now working on a device for
getting tbe red line cars under the bridge
at Brook's crossing, and if he is success
ful the difficulty then will be solved and
tbe red line open through in a short time.
As soon as the matter of track can be
settled the blue line will be running
We offer St 00 reward tor anv case of
catarrh that cannot be cured bv takin" !
Hall 8 Catarrh Core.
F. J. Chexey & Co., Props.,
We, the undersigned.
J. Cheney for toe last 15 years, and bei
neve mm periecuy honorable in all busi
ness transactions, and financially able to
carry out any obligations made by their
Li I 111 .
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w aiding. Kin nan & Marvin. Whole
sale Druggists, Toledo. O.
Hall s Catarrh Cure is taken internallv.
acting airectly upon tbe blood and mu
cous surfaces of the system. Price 75c
per bottle. Sold by all druggists.
JAHNS & BERTELSEN,
Pozzoni's Complexion Powder nro
duces a soft and beautiful skin; it com
bines every element of beauty and purity
Wanted A. girl at 1409 Second avenue.
T. Iv. BURK'S"
Consolidated Shows, and Gorgeous
THE CRYSTAL SLIPPER. PEORIA STOVES,
Tinware And House Furnishing Goods.
ROCK ISLAND, DLL.
AT ROCK ISLAND.
Monday, lay 18.
PRICES 10 and 20 Cents-
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are combined all the latest improvements for similar Machines,
building it upon the most improved mechanical principles
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If yon think of buying a machine it will pay yon to come and see us.
THE FAIR. 1705 Second Avenue.
We Set Uib Pace, Let OttiersFollow if tliey Can
KANN & HTJCKSTAEDT,
No. 1811 and 1813 Second avenue,
Offer to the Public the mon brilliant line of the season'in
Lounges and Couches.
Chamber Suits, j Hat Racks,
Side Boards. I Wardrobes,
FOR SALE BY DAVID DON.
Centre, Library and Parlor Tables, Etc.
A Sure Cure for a Cough or Cold is
W. V. T. V.
The session of the County W. C. T. U.
convention at Hampton on Thursday was
devoted to election of officers, they being
President Mrs. M. R. Metzgar, Mo
Secretary Miss Lillie Piper, Moline.
THE COLUMBIA. IHsh COUgh Styl
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TRY IT. 10c, 25c and 50c Bottle.
Medicine known for all Sidney, Lang and Stomach troubles, is
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Agent tor the
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Bo a Bottle Samples free.
the very best wheel made.
Gall and see
v H. THOMAS,
Drucist, Rock Island.
Treasurer Mrs. James Atkinson, Mo- Xt
1803 Second Avenue, over 1 injury to the user and without doubt a
Hoppe'B Tailor Bnop. nunur,
After this the superintendents report
. . ... ...
was read and resolutions adopted,
the first being on eyangelistic work
for the successful carrying out of
which it was decided to support a county
institute. Next a resolution favoring
equal suffrage was adopted, and also one
favoring the closing the world s fair on
Sunday; another was passed against
saloon license, high or low, and in f ayor
of prohibition. The ladies then all
pledged themselves to do all in their
power to aid in the enforcement of the
existing laws, it being their intention to
devote more of their time to this than
ever before. The afternoon meeting
closed with a memorial service in honcr '
of seven members who have died during
the past year, and closed in tbe evening
with a lecture by Mrs. L. o. Rounds, ot
Chicago, state president of tbe organiza.
A handsome complexion 1b one of the
greatest charms a woman can possass.
PozxobI Complexion powder gives it.
Sealed propoals will be received at the c'ty
clerk's office. Rock Island, ill., cntil Monday,
June 1, 1391, at 5 p. m., for the fnrnixhing, r ruc
tion and construction of a combined system of
an electric police and fire alarm.
The number of alarm boxes to be twenty, more
or less. He lei and euppor.s will be (uruisbed
Dart.lv by the city.
Contractors are required to put np said system
for trial subject to the pkasnie of the city
The right to reject any and all bids or proposals
Is hereby expressly res'rv!a .
Kock Island, III , May 16, 1?L
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California Insnrance company Cal.
state Investment ana insurance company. ...ai.
Union Insurance company Phil.
Agricultural Insurance company N. Y.
Fidelity and Caurlty Insnrance company. ,.N. Y.
Lloyd's Plate Glass Insurance company.. ..N. Y.
American Surely Contpany..... N. Y.
Office No. 1712 Second Avenue.
DR, W. Hi LUDEWIG.
8 to 11 a, m.S to 4 and 7 to 6 p. m.
Mitchell & Lynde Block. Rooms 33 34.
(Take Elevator) Telephone No. 1082.
Call and see the immence stock
of Oxford and Southern Ties
for Summer wear.
Latest styles. Lowest Prices.
Central Shoe Store,
1818 Second Avenue.
Elm 8tieet 8tore,
M29 Fifth Avenue.