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THE ARGTJB, TriKST-AV MAY JH IS01.
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Belli tl'O mr tli; ami results when
v, t i. i i' Ii-'. is takt'ii: it is itltnsnt
ii'iti !v:rihii!!T t tho taste, anil acts
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. 1 'l. j-n-i.i.'u jvuiuej ..,
v.- r.!! 1 Bowels, cloanse3 the svs
; :r.il!y, tlispt'I.- colJs, heart
Mini levers and cures habitual
:-!:; -: icii. Syrup of Figs is the
v :, uu'th' of its kind ever pro-
j 'H.lMit;; in i:isie ami ac-
, i to t!e st'-Minch. uromrit in
. -:i ami truly lienefii-ial in its
t". ; i :a'.od only from the most
,;u:! and agreeable substance., its
;aiiy -xfi-l!ent qualities commend it
, a ud have made it tho most
"t' Tiers is for sale in 50c
;uil ?! ! 'tiles by an leading lnir-
Anv reliable i-ii"-"it- wlm
,iv lint have it on hand will i-..
cure it promptly f.r any one who
triai- to try ii. uo not accett anv
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SA FRANCISCO, CAL.
tCUISVIUS. KY. AflV YORK. H.Y.
Shelf Oil Cloth.
Ili'nia ami Picture
t"T''!t:r.' r.inl. Twine NaTs
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C. C. TAYLOR,
F.v siiior f.tst of London Cloth
My assortment of elianibt-r
srts is now complete, and the
ranH in price and in styles is
enough to satisfy any tastt.
In table cutlery also I have
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 gocd;
warranted to stand hot water.
Handles will not come off.
G. M. Loosley.
' HI'.A A"M GLA-S
It!' Second Avenue.
is tvm t r
$-200.03 and Upward
V ir -a..., -.rn7e, on land wjr'h from three to C1 e
times the amount of the loan.
ln'-n st 7 per cut semi-annually, collected at d
rtsitt.:d free of charge.
E. W. HURST,
-Attorney at Law
Room 3 and 4 Masonio Temple.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
J. E. REIDY,
TOR CI LI
7 room bonne on 20th street; 6 room honse in
--nd street; 8 room bouse on Slnd street ; 8 room
home near old fair grounds; 4 lots in HouKt s
addition; 11 room honse Davenport, la. ; 14 n m
house on lltth street ; 10 room brick house on 1. th
street; 4 room cottage Btb avenue and 11th str t :
ti room house on 6tn avenue and sMth street . :
room honse on M3rd street ; 5 room honse on 17 th
... . - . nttt. 9htiia1I Ifl.tS
"ireei; o room nouse uu . - - -- --
on 5ih avenue; lots for sale in South Park very
1803 Second Avenue, over
Hoppe's Tailor Shop.
The Paid Fire Department Ordi
nance Unanimously Adopted.
WITH SALARY CLAUSE AFFIXED.
The l.,,c sought for Improvement
Comet at La-More ravinZ
Oitlinaocfs Alo Keal tie
tore the lonneil.
Rock Island i3 to have a paid fire
The ereat reform toward which the city
has heen gradually inclining for many
years has at last won, and the council
reflected popular sentiment last evening
when it adopted the ordinance stipulating
for the new system by unanimous vote,
every councilmen voting a hearty "aje"
to the proposition.
The ordinance originally introduced by
Alderman J. E. Larkin was read the
third time before the council by Alder
man Corken of the fire and light commit
tee, who moved its adoption. Alderman
Huesing seconded the motion and the
ordinance beinc put oa its passage, was
Alderman Corken then offered an ad
ditional clause, or rather an amendment
to the salary ordinance, providing for the
salaries of the omcers of the department,
and in accordance with this. City Attor
ney Haas repaired to the city cl?rk's of
fice and drew the necessary ordinance
which was introduced later, and aiso
passed unanimously. It provides tht
the chiefs salary shall be 300, and the
assistants chief $700 acd the fire
men $600. There will probably be
eight men in the department bes de the
chief, one of which will draw STUO as
assistant chief. The council wi!l no
doubt push the preliminary details as
rapidly as possible now. and two or three
more meetings will witness the complete
establishment of the paid department. It
should be in running shape by the Fourth
Aid. Huesicg presented an ordinance
for the paving of Third avenue from the
east line of Twenty-fourth to the west
line of Ninth street; also for paving
Nineteenth between Second and Third
and the alley between Second and Third
and Eighteenth and Nineteenth.
Aid. Knox objected to the paving of
the alley. Ue was in favor of public im
provements, but he thought the paving
of the alley would entail an unnecessary
burden on the property holders.
Aid. Huesing explained that the
present alley was an eyesore, tmd had a
tendencyto detract from the favorable
impression our beautiful Spencer square
and the Second avenue pavement created
in the minds of strangers in the city.
Sesides the alley would have to be filled
and graded, anyway, and by paving it
the city would save the expense and at
tbe same time provide a perman
Aid Evans proposel aa an amendment
that the ordinance providefor the rav
ing of the block between First and Sec
ond ( n Nineteenth street also, and so
amended, it was properly referred.
There were a number of entertaining
little tilts during the evening, though
none grew out of the matter of public
improvements. Aid. Corken at a meet
ing seme time ago presented a petition
from the Rock Island Plow company for
the temporary U3e of a part of Sixth strtet
over which ftiere is no traffic, for the
erection of a shed for fuel in order that it
might increase the capacity of its foundry
and sive employment to more men. The
petition was referred to the street and
alley committee, which through its chair
man. Aid. Kennedy, reported favorably
last evening. Aid. Evans asked Aid.
Kennedy if he had been down to examine
the premises and he answered in the nega
tive, but said the other members of the
committee had been over the ground.
Aid. Evans then gave Mr. Kennedy a
dressing down for reporting things to the
council that he knew nothing about.
Aid. Corken vigorously denounced the
disposition of certain members of the
council in not encouraging industrial en
terprisesand he thought the rights sought
in this petition were not so great but
what the council should promptly con
Aid. Evans thought the company
should pay for what rights it secured
from the city.
Aid. Huesing suggested that perhaps
the city could lease or sell some lots to
the plow company which it ownei near
the Old waterworks. The matter was
again referred back to be reported upon
at a future meeting.
The iury in the divorce case of Stromer
vs. Stromer this morning returned a ver
dict giving the issue to the plaintiff.
The case of Wadsworth and Bartley
charged with robbing a peddler's wagon
near Cordova, is being tried today before
a jury composed of D. Einfeldt, William
Johnson. James Parks, M. Erbst, George
McLea, Maxwell Lvoub, John Corns, J.
M. Carlish, F. W. Sell. Henry gchaffer,
P. W. Sayre and William Brown. State's
Attorney Sturgeon appears for the prose
cution and J. T. Kenworthy for the de
fense. The soft glow of the tea rose is ac
quired by ladies who use Pozzoni'a Com
LI MUER LOKE.
Entertaining figure, Keiative to the
Growth ot the Loral Intere-t n
hown by V. Iienkmann.
F. C. Denkmann, of this city, George
W Cable, of D-tvenport. and Jude J.
W. Gould, of Moline.-were summoned to
Chicago last wtek to testify in the case
of Etu Ciaire Luaber company agiintt
certain railroads charged with discrimU
natinc against mid interests of Eiu
Claire in the matter of differentia's. Mr.
Denkmann presented a table prepared by
himself giving the long and short lines
from the lumber distributing points to
the principal consuming points ia the
west, showing that if the figures were
made on a distance tariff entirely, the
three cities would be entitled to as good a
rate as they have now. Hi3 testimony
showed great 6tudy of the subject.
In 1866 the total cut of the mills ia
the three towns, Davenport, Rock Island
and Moline, was about 17,000,000 feet.
In addition to these mills there were in
Davenpwrt three lumber yards, and in
Rock Island one, handling rafted lumber,
their supply of lumber being received
from the small mills then in operation on
the Wisconsin aud Chippewa rivers, the
lumber being floated down in rafts. In
1S6J the total amount of rafted lumber
handled at tbe.se points was about Ul,
000,000 feet, making a total of manufac
tured ami rafted lumber in I860 of aoutit
27.000.0(10 feet in the three towns. Tfle
urincipul part of the lumber was for locsl
use. the demand for lumber west of us
being largely supplied by Chicago deal
ers. The supply of logs for these mills was
obuined from the Hiack rivtr, Wis., and
from the St. Croix river.
Owing to the discrimination in freight
rates by tDe railroa.ls in favor of Chicago,
as against the river points, there was but
little encouragement for the wholesalers
of lumber at tbese points on the Missis
sippi river. Notwithstanding the unfair
discrimination against the river points,
the owners of mills m the Mississippi
river were not discouraged, and continued
to increase the output of tbeir mills until
in l76 the total cut of lumber of all the
mills in the three towns aggregated about
100,000,000 feet. In addition to this
there was bandied of rafted lumber about
10. 000.000 feet.
The total cut of the'miils of Davenport,
Ruck Island and Moline, for 1S7'J, wg
av out 130,000.00 ) feet. This was the
largest amount ever produced iu any
one year up to that time; but from
that time forward the business has
been developing and increased to an aver
age output of something like 210,000,
tiOO feet per annum, besides lath, shin
gles and pickets. At the above named
points, the sawmills hava been enlarged
and improved, from time to time, at great
cost to the owners thereof. As the
reader knows, large numbers of families
hsve secured homes around tbe mills,
where the heads of famileo. and in many
cases the boys, find steady employment
at remunerative wages, an 1 are depend
ent oh these enterprises for employment
The witness also presented a tabulated
statement showing the number cf men
employed in each of the mills of the
tri-cities and on the boats run by them,
the total number being 1.90J. In short
by force of figures and statements of
fact it was aimed to show to the commis
sion what is well enough realized in here
that the lumber business of the
tri-cities is an immense industry entitled
to fair treatment on the part of railroads
and evervone else.
Yesterday was circus day when it is
said the festive countryman c"mes to
town to indulge in a little recreation.
Last evening about 7 o'clock William
Johnson and son Morris, of Joslin, were
in the city and while passing along in
front of Corcoran's barber shop on Sec
ond avenue, they both being a little the
worse from the excitement of the day, the
younger Johnson overheard someone re
mark something about his sire's "silvery
whiskers " He immediately turned and
applied an approbrious epithet to Hudson
Haley, a barber in Corcoran's shop, who
passed him up a right-hander and the fun
began, the crowd closing in, and several
parties getting gentle reminders that they
were in the wrong crowd. The police
arrived in a short time and quiet was
restored, and this morning Magistrate
Wivill assessed Haley 3 and costs and
Johnson 5 and costs.
The -ew .Moliae Chnrrh. .
At the meeting of Episcopalians, cf
Moline, Saturday evening, the committee
submitted the very gratifying report that
nearly $400 had been pledged for the
salary of a rector for the remainder of
the year. This is a little in excess of the
sum that was deemed absolutely neces
sary as the lowest sum that would ans
wer this purpose. Rev. K. F. Sweet, rtc
tor of the Trinity church of this city, said
that if possible be would secure the servN
ices of the assistant rector of St. James
church, Chicago, who is now spending a
vacation in DaveDport. to conduct serv
ices next Sunday. It is hoped that by a
week later the bishop of the diocese may
have arrangements made for a rector for
the new church. At the meeting Satur
day evening the name, "Christ church."
was adopted for the new organization. -
The marriage of T. R. Harper, of this
city, and Miss Van Patten, of Davenport,
occurs at the home of the bride in Daven
port tomorrow afternoon.
Edward Dempsey and Miss Josie Starr
were married this afternoon at the borne
of the bride, 816 First avenue. Rev. C.
E. Taylor officiated.
Ants as Big as Foxes.
Herodotus, the father of history, writing
in the fifth century before Christ, tells a
very remarkable yarn about certain ants in
the country of Pact yica which were bigger
than foxes, though somewhat less in size
than wolves. These extraordinary insects
lived under tTound, heaping up the sand
into hills, la this sand noUl was mingled,
lwin brought up from the depths, and the
natives were accustomed to go with sacks
to collect it, choosing for the work the Loi
test part of the day, because then the ants,
which were frightfully fierce, were hidden
in their holes. Upon arriving at the place
where the plunder was to be obtained the
men were wont to fill their sacks as quickly
as possible and get away with the utmoJt
expedition, for th6 ants, upon finding our
that their dwellings had It-en disturbed,
would pursue them, and, inasmuch as they
were unequaled in swiftness by any other
animal, not one of tho robbers could nave
escaped beinp; torn to pieces had they not
had a long start.
A number' of other chroniclers of the
same period make similar statements re
garding these insects among them Ne
archus, who speaks of having seen several
of tbeir skins, which were as large as those
of l?opards. It Las been surmised that the
ants in question were, in reality, the small
foxes of Iudia, which may have been repre
sented by travelers as ants because they
lived in holes in the ground. Interview in
Washington Star. '
A Medical Reference.
A friend of ours was on the lookout for
a coachman. A candidate applied for th"
"Who was your last employer?"
"Dr. ." i Perhaps we had letter sup
press the gentleman's name.) "Monsieur
can make inquiries. The doctor will give
me a good character, I know."
Our friend started off to Itue X , No.
Z, and. after waiting his turn in the ante
room, was nt length admitted into the
inner sanctuary. Here, he explained the
object of his visit, after which the doctor
took up his pen and jottt-d down in the
hasty and illegible scrawl peculiar to med
"Tke man Ior.ain has driven me for the
last seven years without a single accident.
He is honest, civil and punctual in the dis
charge of his duties." Our friend tendered
his best thanks, put the testimonial in his
pocket, bowed and was about to leave the
room, when the modern Esculapics re
marked in a freezing tone:
"Beg your pantou, sir; I have the honor
to inform you that ray consultations are
forty francs." Agenda Priutemps.
We offr U0 rtrwar 1 ;""r hi- case of
catarrh that cmn t he cured ty ttkicg
H l!"s C-a-irrh Cure.
F. J. Chexey & Co., Proas.
We, the undersigned, nave known F.
J. Cheney for the last 15 venrs nd be
iieve him perfectly honorable hi si; tiusi
ness transactions and fintnciillv able to
carry out any obligations made by their
West & Truax, Wholesale Drujgis', To
Walding. Kinnan & Marvin. Whole
sale Druggists, Toledo, O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken inumallv,
actinc directly u pon tbe blood ind mu
cous surfaces of The system. P.ice 75c
ptr bottle. Sold by ail druggets.
Pozzon.'s Complexion Powder
duces a s ft end o-aurfu! 'kip;
bines every eiem--nt o' hea :'v n
For Sale. Rent, Exchange and Miscel
laneous wants inserted cr.e day at 1c
per -word: three days at !jo per word
and one week at lic per word.
"Situations wanted " and local "Help"
wants not exceeding three iines :n
serted one week in the DAILY ARGUS
WANTED tnattc.n in Vouli kt efer "r
ci- t: addref- C. Ui th'. office. S3
TTTTANTED A prs'tion i,
e'othiti? cr geut' furoibii. t
WANTED Thn-p cool "ylt'-niru f.Tir iod j.i
lion: call nt 413' FiJttf i.tb rttt. Kck 1-1-aud.
111., after G p. in. li-lw
MEN WASTED ss'ary aurt etvnise : ;T
maner.t place : ai-plr at oiice . likuws fii.
L'o . Nureerymen. fhicuiro. 14
MONEY TO LOAN On rhrrc! T ..rti-aires.
waice. diamond, jew-lry. art a'l article'
:f VHlue. J . W. J'te. I;i4 eroVd n'ervie.
WANTED Two lai'y and thru- ten lemon
at-ents for pointed pi"-iti n. sa iiry J'ilo
$C5 per mouth guaranteed, full mi J w". Brown,
at St. James llite'. Keck lelaud. lit. ll-'Jt
or three irood iren :o rcpre-
1 1 ent
onr well known bou-e fort iwn sndcitT
trade: local and travelt: t. tluo a: d expei.-es
per month to the riL'bt man Appy .:.'ck. t:.t
tnc aire. L. L. May & Co. Nur?e:ymcu, frlcrittd
md Soedetiiei'. St. 11:1, Minu.
Th'.t house is responsible.
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FOR SALE BY DAVID DON.
"I !.:&1ssb4lfc4? E4v..i
TO THE PUBLIC.
There will be sales of BUGGIES and VEHICLES of all descrip
tions, HARNESS, HORSES, Etc., at PUBLIC AUCTION, ever
SATURDAY of each week, commencing
Saturday. May 16th. 1891, j
At 1 p. m- sharp, atLorton Bros., Horse Exchage, Davenport, Ia.
y"All articles presented for eale will be disputed of on reasonable terms.
II. C. HAItniS end SAU 1VILL1M. Auctioneer.
-IN THIS LITTLE MACHINE-
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 thick of buying a machine it will pay you to come and eee us.
THE FAIR. 1705 Second Avenue.
We Set HiePaGe, Let OtliersFollow iftliey Can
KANN & HUCKSTAEDT,
No. 1811 and 1S!3 Sefr-d ftvecue,
G2er to the Public the most brU'.ian; line of the season in
Lounges and Couches.
Centre, Library and
INCORPORATED UNDER THE THE STATE LAW.
Rock Island Savings Bank,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.,
Open daily from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m., and Saturday evenings from 7 to 9 o'clock.
Five percent interest paid on Deposits- Mcnev loaned on Personal, Col
lateral, or Real Estate Security
S. P. R3TN0LDS. Free. F C. DSNKMANN. Vtce-Pres. J. M. BTJFORD, Caehier.
P. L. Mitchell, S. P. Reynolds, P. C. Denkmann. John Crnhanrh. C P. Lycde.
J. J. Reimers, L. Simon, S. W. Hurst, J. M. Biford.
Jackson A Hubst, Solicitors.
1 Will begin business July 8, 1890, and
utitu new bank ia comDletcd.
A Sure Cure for a Cough or Cold is
lrish Cough Sryup:
Acts quickly, ia perfectly safe and never fails to cure all Lang troubles.
Medicine known for all Kidney, Lung and Stomach troubles, is
Thomas Kidney and Liver Pills.
So k Bottle Samples free.
Call and see the immence stock
of Oxford and Southern Ties
for Summer wear.
Latest styles. Lowest Prices.
Central Shoe Store,
1818 Second Arenue.
Parlor Tables, Etc.
will occupy bank-leg room with Mitchell & Lynd
10c, 25c and 50c Bottles.
T' H. THOMAS,
Druist, Rock Island.
Elm Street Store,
2929 Fifth Avenue.