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THE ABGUB, WEDNESDAY, . J U LY, 15 ,1891.
ith the whod and results wben
f " ,.rr;. is taken: it is p easant
refreshing to the taste, and acts
in Ivret promptly on the Kidneys,
;rer ana ah.;-
aes ana --.V
nation, crrap 01 xigs t."c
V reme-17 of its kind ev r pro-
rp,! r.loasicg t3 the taste-1 na ao
rcts, yreparea ouiv hu
hlft substances, its
r,rr "excellent qualities commend it
i s'l nave iuuub "
t,m r f Firs is for sale in 50c
d'si bottles by all leading drug-
Any reliable druggst wno
ay not have it on hand vill pro
4 it promptly for any one who
-i to try it. Io not accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SfV FRANCISCO. Cl.
WUISV1UE. K. NEW YOP.K, N.Y.
C. C. TAYLOR.
Fruit jars and jrlly glasses
Cteap sugar; plenty of fruit;
erery body is using jars and
glasses. 1 shall try not to be
without a good sapjly, of the
best quality. Speaking of fruit
jars, have you tried the disc
imnieiser caps? Same cost as
Import orders for fine china
are beginning to come in. Will
hare much to show during July,
G. M. Loosley.
1 sSecoLU Avenue.
Bo You Want
U' so. here is your chance.
Aod improve the opDortnniiy 1 buy a beautiful
l"J:og jut t a most reiaarkab y low
Price iu COTTAGE G ROVE. .
LuonygQ QQiod upwardj
M WH DDWH AND $5,10 PEE WDKTH.
Abstract free with ev. ry deed.
KoTaxes to Pay Until 1893.
hys.hrei;;,.'7; tu-on jDst Piati
H 4 MU. thBr0-' lDd lWtedo. the
GEO. F. LOTH,
t Jackson 4 Hnrei. office.
THE SCHOOL CENSUS.
B. II. Kimball's Report of Rock
An IatrrrMlag Exhibit by Wards
of the Public thool The Prl-
vate Kebeala The ajity'
At laU night's meeting of the board of
education B. H. Kimball snbmitted his
report of the Rock Is! and school census
which he has just completed and of which
trie following is a tabulation as regards the
Male v .
' betw'n Fe- To- w1' ye.
6 and 21 male tal mie Total
yearn. fil J
First Ward.. 3St 21 619 51i 40 001
SPOEd " 849 SS 535 144 53 l!l7
Third " H19 301 9) 4ti5 6- , 090
Fonrlh " - 274 SWi 5V0 837 S85 7.W
F:tih ' -J!9 Wh 5M SM 4il Wi5
Sixth ' H04 8U 618 483 4S8 871
Seventh " 354 342 6! 6.S5 539 1,094
Totul.... 8,195 S.8S2 4,477 S.S50 iS57 6,61)7
Mr. Kimball's report as regards
THE PRIVATE SCHOOLS
of Rock Island is shown by the appended
,. Males. Females. Totnl
Anirostaaa College iij g si
tt. JMieph' Hchcol 5 5
Sr Mary'f ecnool a 2
tiermnn Lntheian febool . . 2 1 t
fewed. Evnn. Lnlh reboot .
ib B. loesler Ger. Eng. 1 1
German ngl:8h school. .1 1 2
Totals SO 13 43
Males. Females. Total.
Anjrastana College 2f4 !8 sii
St. Joseph's scho.l khj 115 m',
M, Mary 's school 71 f J.J7
(r, rman Lutheran school.. 70 75 145
Su Evan. Loth, school
Mrs. B. Koessler Ger. Eng 16 12 2S
Gerinun Englisn school... 24 Sjtt 60
Total 5tl5 Srt 81(7
la making his canvass relative to th e
school children, Mr. Kimball a'so or
tained the census o( population, an1 the
resalt Bhows that Rock IsUnd's claim
that the figures of the government eauan
erators which give the city only
13 495, were inaccuratcacd failed 10 do the
city justice was well founded. Mr. Kincs
ba'l's returns place the population of Rock
Island at 13 750, which, with lbs subur
ban townships oa the south, rigtitfal'y
belonging 10 Rick Islacd. will make
THE CITTS rOPULATIOS
23.'XiO. Mr. Kimb-ill's figures have been
st-curetwitb creal care and by wards are:
Fir!-t Ward 2.1P1
.iIlJ ar 1 2. 9;
Tliiril Ward -.--4
Fmtrth wd i.j-,
Fifth WHr.i .J.I.V..
blx'.ii WarJ l.l'9
teveuto Wa-d U.SS'J
Total 15. TV)
Tne school cecsis shows a giia of 592
pupils of school age since the last census
report ws taken which gives Rock Island
armut $4k.i more of the state tax school
Kejru'ar Monthly .Metins: ot the
Itoard or F.dnration in ita Xr
Itoniu Lat Evening.
The board of edu:ation met in regular
monthly session last eveuing. President
Brin presiding, and Directors Sears and
Bernhardi present. The meeting was
held in the board's new room, 19, in
Mitchell & Lynde's block, which has been
handsomely finished and furnished in
pursuance of the board's orders.
The committee on insurance reported
the placing of 10.000 on building No. 1,
expiring July 3, 1691, in the following
local agencies for five years and the same
A D. Huesing, $1,000; Georee L.
Quist, Si. 000: F. Babnsen, f 3 000;
Hayes i&Cleaveland, $5,000.
It was decided to receive proposals for
furnishinc coal for the ensuing sebqp
year up to July 25. the board reserving
tne right to reject any and all pro
posals. The building committee reported the
tile walks at No. 2 completed; that C.
hchreiner had been employed to' enclose
lot No. 2 with fence at 73 cents per
feet, fence to be three and one-half feet
high 6nd well painted; that the janitor of
No. 5 was repainting the fence there, and
thatechool lot No. 1 had been covered
with a coat of gravel.
The following biKswere allowed:
A.. U. McClurg & Co , 3-75; Mcinlire
Bros., .45; R. I Fuel Co., t 20; Davis
& Co..fl; McCabe Bros., .92; R. I.
Lumber Co.,. 90; Charles J. Long,2 90;
9. Kemble, $5.40; Geonre L. Quia-,
$22.50; A. D. Huesiug. $22.50; F.
Bahnsen, $67.50; Haves & Cieaveland,
112 50; C. U. Telephone Co., $32 64;
R. I. Gas Co., S2 03; R. Crampton &Co ,
90; G K. Housel, $126 41; H. F.
Cordee, 28; Jackson & Hurst, $20; An
drew Nelson, $160; B. H. Kimball,
$100; Adams Wall Paper Co., 57; total,
1 776 56.
The superintendent was instructed to
notify the contractors, Ritchie & DeGear,
to complete No. 2. building at once. The
superintendent was also directed to noti
fy District No. 9 that the board would
not make the usual rebate of school tax.
A Century dictionary was ordered for
the use of the High school.
B . H. Kimball submitted the report of
the school census, and the same was ap
proved as it appears elsewhere, the super
intendent being instructed to submit
copies of that part beyond what was
legally required, to the city council and
Rock Island Citizens' Improvement asso
ciation. A vote of thanks was given the retiring
president, and the board adjourned with-,
At a previous special meeting the con
tract lor No. 7 building was awarded to
C. J. W. Schreiner for 1.7C0.
ALMOST A STAMPEDE.
Caaaei Excitement lu the' Fore
Pa.h 1'irra Teata at the lie a 4 of
Vesterday Af.ernoon'a Perform
ance. Either through outrageous indiscretion
or cowardly villainy on the part of an
individual whose name could not be
learned, the next thing to a panic occur
red in the Forepaugb circus an menagerie
tents at the close of the afternoon per
formance at 4:30 yesterday. Just as the
immense throng of people was passing
out of the circus into the menagerie ten',
and while the narrow passageway from
one to the other was jammed, a man well
dressed, of average size and apparently
about 5 years of age, and wearing a
brown derby hat, rushed toward the surg
ing crowd and with a look of terror on
his face, screamed, "Get back, for Gad's
sake! Run for your lives;
there is a lion loose ia this tent! The
crowd halted, and all was confusion and
excitement in an instant. A ' stampede
seemed imminent, but happily those who
maintained self-possession succeeded in
quieting the more excited ones before
any Serious harm resulted, although many
rushed nut through the entrance and
othera escaped by crawling under the
After the exci emer.t had abated and
investigation as to the cause eould be
calmly made, it was learned that while an
employe was feeding the animals, a
panther in jumping forward to sitzs a
piece of meal, which was put in at a part
ly open d gate, lost its balance and fell
out of the opening to the ground. The
feeder became alarmed and throwing
down the piece of meat, fled, while the
panther bitzed it and hustled under the
cae where it crouched and ate it, all
the lime showing as much fear and tremb
ling as would a badly scared cat.
Tee individual who came very nearly
causing a calamity saw the incident and
whether crazed by fear he lost his equi
librium if he ever had any, or
with a villain's purpose to take advantage
of a stampeding crowd of people to rob
their pockets is not known, but at any
rate he gave the alarm. Whatever weie
h;s intentions, or whether or not be had
any, he shou'tl hive been caught and
placed in the cae from which the animal
leaped. He id much more dangerous in
a public assembly than a whole herd of
untamed panthers, lions or leopards. He
belongs to that same cattgoiy of murder
ously inclined people who will cry ' fire'
in a crowded theatre.
Whether it is true or not that pick
pockets started the scare, it is true that a
number of them got in their work during
the x :i:ement, atd a number of ladies
lost purses and jwelry.
After the excitement was over -at the
tent all sorts of reports came down town,
some being that the lion cae had capsized
and the lions were devouring the multitude,
others that the elephants had stampeded
killing many people, others that several
ladies bad fainted, many names in partic
ular being mentioned, but all these re
ports were the work of idle tongues and
were groundless as usual in such cases.
The incident, happily as it turned out,
contains a valuable lesson, which, if peo
ple would only heed, would make them
better fitted to act upon the impulse on
occasions of this kind and there would be
less cause for actual danger in consequence.
SHORTER HOURS T03IORROW.
A New Arranfc-rmeat fr the M ot ur
ine n and Conductor of the l . A. K .
I. Ky. Co.. and an Improved Merrier
at the KamrrTlinei.
As intimated in The Argus a few eve
nings ago, the Davenport & Rock Island
street railway company has hit upon a
plan whereby it will giye its men shorter
hours, and at the same time greatly im
prove the service. Superintendents
Scbnitgerand Hill have succeeded in ar
ranging a time card whereby, with a crew
and a half the longest run will be 13
hours and the shortest 12 The men
would have been satisfied with an average
of 14 hours a day, but the company saw
fit to go them one better than they asked.
Under the new arrangement the first car
will come out at 5:45 as now, and the
whole service will be in operation at 6:37
s. m., while heretofore all the cars were
not running before 9 o'clock, and here
after the cars which formerly ran into the
barn at 8:30 o'clock p. m. will not be
withdrawn until 9:30, so that the service
all around will be greatly improved and
thepublic will have the advantage of the
three-minute service from 6:37 a. m. un
til 9:30 p. m. , the last car leaving the
lower end for the Moline line at 10:15.
This action on the part of the company
will, it is unnecessary to say, be appreci
ated by the men as well as the public in
consequence of the improved service.
Gaiety Dims Matcnm.
Just the place for ladies and children.
See tne beautiful Albino princess, Miss
Mamie Clayton, with hair as white as
snow, an ever-lasting curiosity for the
little ones, the queen of snake charmers,
with her den of serpents, Z aroma, the
triple-iointed wonder, the beautiful Cir
cassian, Miss Millie Clare, with a wreath
of hair uneqalled. The iilusion of illu
sions, the living half lady. Kii-Bo Coffei,
the great Congo glasi dancer, the magi
cian, the fire eater and other wonders, all
for a dime. For six days only at 1625
Second avenue, commencing Monday.
Thomas Hatton was fined 10 and
costs this morning by Magistrate Wivill.
the result of a little spree which he took
T. 8ticker paid Magistrate Wivill $10
and costs this morning for violating a
city ordinance relating to drunk and dis
Frank Hillier made his appearance
yesterday on a little old monthly drunk
and was taken to the armory and this
morning he was fined $5 and costs by
Martin Higsins and Nels McGill were
arrested by Officer Kramer yesterday for
robbing a man named Griffin living at
Milan of $30. Magistrate Wivill held
them in $100 each to the next term of
court. Biggins has been begging about
the city for some time on the strength of
having had his throat cut and now h;s
sole breathing apparatus consitts of a sil
ver tube. Yet he succeeds pretty well
in getting into other's pockets.
P. F. Baumbach residing on Thirtieth
street and Joseph Andrews of 631 Thirty
fifth street, yesterday reported to the
police that their residences had been rob
bed while their families were out wntching
the circus parade, and among other things
two goH watches were taken. The
police have found no trace of the arti
We offer $100 reward for any case of
catarrh that cnnot be cured by takine
Hull's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. Cheset & Co., Props.,
. Toledo. O.
We, the undersigned, nave known F.
J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and be
neve him perfectly honorable in all busi
ness transactions, and financially able to
carry out any obligations made by their
West & Truax. Wholesale Druggist To
Waliiiug, Kinnan & Marvin, Wnoie-
stie Druggists, Toledo. O.
Had' Catarrh Cure is laRen inlernaliv,
acttntf directly upon tLe blood and mu
cous surfaces of the svstetn. Price 75c
per bottle. Sold by ail druggists.
The ouiy corpiexioo powder in the
wrid that is wrh ;u' vulgarity, without
injury to she user and without doubt a
purifier, is Pozz.-ni's.
The soft giow of tue tea roe is ac
quired by ladies who use Pozzoni's Com
One tiiiti of Krsil & Mtu '3 ice cream
braces yoa r:sjti up this hot weather.
.r. -Loan Association,
OFncx, Rooms 3, 4, 5 and (i lla-Tiic Tempie,
J. P. Weterhv reta,
R. A. DoXALCSOK,
Meets flrM Tbnmday iu each month.
Subscribe dow for stock in the first series.
a Pi :ii
S if SPtfrrKA,
II 11' .m Mil
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2 I 5
FOR SALE BY DAVID DON.
J. E, REIDY,
- Fine residence Corner MXioavenncandTn-entv-third
street, $1.5"0: small col t ire n Seventh
avenue east of Twenty-seventh street, cheap,
t5: cottage of five rooms on Ninth avenne east
ot T wentY-serenlh slrter, $1,100: six room cot
tace on Fourth avenne ent of Twen'y-fifth street,
8900; re-lder.ee corner of Taenty-fifih street and
Fourth avenne. ebeap; Una resilience on Fourth
avenue and Fifth street, $4,500; some rood busi
ness property oc Fourth avenue, well Incited.
Some good lots on Fifth aveDue ea?t o' Twenty
third street; cottage of fiv rooms, large lrt on
Fourteenth street and Fifth and-a-ha f avenue,
$1,050; some good busines property on First
avenue: a'so a number of city lots cbea ; housn
of six rooms, lot 80x150, on Eighth avenue and
Fifteenth ttreet, $800.
1803 Second Avenue, over
Hocpe's Tailor Shop.
At the great alteration sale this
will be found a lot of attractions not be
fore mentioned. Among them are a lot
of satines worth from 1 2 to 20c which
we shall put In two lots and sell them
at two prices, 6Jio and 7Hc; take your
choice at 5H and 7Hc.
One lot, about 40 pieces of best stand
ard Indigo prints, go at 4 Kc per yard.
A small lot of linen or hemp crash
daring our alternation sale or while it
lasts, 3c a yard
Extra heavy wide bleached pure linen
A lot of striped Turkish bath towels
during this sale at 6c, worth more than
Another lot of large handsome Turk
ish bath towels for 8c apiece, no price
at all for them.
25 dozen ladies' mixed. Jong hose,
this lot while they last 3o per pair.
A lot of genuine Frenoh brilliant lisle
thread hose will close at 22c. Limited
line of colors costs ns from $5.50 to
$0-OOper dozen, yon take them at 22c
Will begin moving and tearing np in
a few days and we propose to reduce
onr enormous stock of hosiery at least
one half. '
One lot of light colored shirting prints
2V4c a vard. ,
A large lotof extra fine pine tar soap
at only 4c a coke.
Also the celebrated '
soap for general household purposes
For washing, cleaning and scrubbing
it has no equal. Onr price will be 4c a
cake during our great alteration sale.
? 7JnJ fec ve1rB,ot of'he American Silk Co 's Silk Buh Towels, pure silk, very so't.
1 ,h j 'n ar 1D,ro lncti ,n Pr'oe everywhere 50c, ovr prica 4 )c. Also a lot of siik wash
aiDf,t ?,n' WH'n'Jt scratch or mar or afreet the mot delicate surface. Introduc
iJ.SS. u ' w?wi" Mil them forage, a?k tosee them. Entirely new, but every housewife
is bound to have them.
1712, 1714. 1716. 1718. 1720 and 1722 Second Aykntjb.
Croquet 4 ball sets 62c
Hammocks, i ate, Mexican 75i
Hammocks, white, Mexican 9Sc
Hammocks, colored, Mexican ft 15
Window screens, hatdwood frame . . . 28c
New chamber sets, handfome decorations, yery cheap..
Picnic pi ates per 100 5ic
Picture frames 8x10 wiiheWss and mat. 3 styles!!!!.!. 85s
Linen or cream wove stationery per pound 32c
Elvelopes to match, rquare 10c
Decorated window shades with best sprinc fixtures S2c
GEO. H. KINGSBURY, Fair and Art Store,
1703, 1705 Second Ave. TflephoDe 1216.
G. O. HTJCKSTAEDT,
Manufacturer cf and Dealer in
Oil Cloths, Curtains, Etc.
1S11 and 1813, Second Avenue, ROCK ISLAND.
T. H. THOMAS,
Elegant Soda Water,
All Flavors, Ice Cream, Orange, Phosphate, Moxie, Mead,
Malt, Etc. Also a fine line of
IMPORTED and DOMESTIC
Prescriptions a Specialty
H For Everybody, ff
Call in and be convinced that
you can save money by trading
Central Shoe Store.
1918 Second Avenue.
Vim. 8sv fWe.' '!. ' ' ": "
' 2928 Fifth iVtenrw f