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THE AliGUi; SATUHDAY, SEPTEMBEK 26. 1891.
See Reidj'a d. of property for sale.
New carpets at G. O. Huckstaedt's.
Fine cbenile portiera at O. O. Huck
W. S. Pidcock. of Cordova, was in the
Mm. S. B. Stoddard returned from
Minneapolis thu moraiag.
The stage of the water at noon was 0.1;
the temperature at the or id 34 89.
A new line of fancy rockers and din
ins chairs at Cleminn & Silzmann's.
The "Little Peta" cigar is a long Hav
anna, Cuban, hand nude 5j cigar. Try
D. W. Applebee, of Sioux City, Iowa,
ia making a short visit to Rock Island
If you want to ecj y yourself go to the
dance to be uvea by the Athletic club
Buy wall paper of the Adams Wall
Paper Company. Great clearance sale
now going 00.
Maj. L. M.Bufordis home from a Ions;
commercial trip through the west, north
west and southwest.
'Tis whispered that a prosperous young
Second avenue merchant is soon to wed
a Davenport lady.
The largest and finest assortment of
carpets ever shown in the city at Cle
mann & Salzmann's.
Wall paper for fall trade, the best stock
of high class goods in the three cities.
can be had at R. Crampton & Co's.
Send to Western Normal College, Bush-
sell, 111., for latest catalogue an.l new
circular, "Why Attend the W. X. C."
New room moulding, the very latest
style and colors, and the very lowest
prices will be found at Cr&mpton's.
Wanted At Parkers' laundry, a man
to 'tend boiler and washing machines;
also a woman to do ironing. Apply at
Managing Director D. H. Louderback,
of the tri-city street railway company, is
confined to his room at the Harper by
RDseite, the harpist, goes to Chicago
tomorrow night to purchase a brand new
harp, and on his return will be open to all
James Howard, a well known former
policeman at Davenport, died yesterday,
aged 37. The funeral occurred at Dav
enport this morning.
AHgradiS of wall paper, cheapest,
medium, good and best. R. Crampton
& Co. are naming very low prices to
make room for their new spring stock.
The work on the Twenty-fourth street
viaduct is progressing nicely, a large
force of men being at work on the stone
foundation, which is being filled in as
fast as it is carried up.
The Adams Wall Paper Company are
not persons who continually blow, but
they do know tbey can do more and bet
ter work than any firm in Rock Island
- and stand ready to prove what they say.
R Crampton & Co. are now selling
wall paper from one-quarter to one-half
lower than will rule in the spring. The
rate for hanging is also lower. Get your
wall paper now, their work is unsur
passed. H. D. Parker, manager of the "Royal
Pass" company which appeared at Har
per's theatre last night, states that "The
Old, Old Story" which appears at Har
per's theatre next Tuesday night, is one of
the best attractions on the road.
The Union says "Rock Island has been
defeated" because the Hennepin canal
route was not located to suit one of its
properly holier. Suppose that same
expression will be used when the figbt
the Union is mikiqg against the govern
ment in the matter of its public build icg
is decided adversely to purely property
The Rock Island Lumber company has
built a coffer dim about the foot of its
bg drive juet above the slough bridge to
I old the water while the log drive is
ceepened in a manner which will give the
company better facllitiei for handling its
logs from the river.
Elmer Black, cashier for the bank
it g house of N. W. Harris & Co., of
Chicago, which has made extensive pur
chases of bonds from the tri-city street
railway company, is in the city. Mr.
B ack states that the bonds will be on the
m irket as soon as they are out of the
er graver's hand?. .
- Between attempting to excuse and ex
pliiin the damage done Rock Island
through the selfish obstinacy cf Rock
IsUnd's great obstructionist, and endeav-.
oring to show why the government
should be still further hampered in locit
ing the public building site to suit this
same interest, the Union seems to have
its hands full.
An Arous representative took a little
spin over the island this morning with
Pott Surgeon Craig, by whom the press
mat was shown the two treeswhich have
been so appropriately christened, Ro:k
Ialsr.d and Moline. They diverge from a
comnon trunk on which is the date 1893, i
and 1 singular part of it is that one of the
tret s is white elm and the other burr oak.
Reck Is'and don't want to be made any
more tif a spectacle of by its great ob
structs nut. Fublic spirited citizens
who have attempted to repiir the dam
ages ibi9 man has doce the city, are not
dispoied to attempt to further retard
Uncle Sam in the matter of the public
building, but are unanimous in the pe
tition that it be erected oa the best site
the government can secure at the earliest
possible moment, and are willing thatj
the government should select the location
without reference to individual interests.
Ben.W. Pettit, one of our former Rock
Island boys who went to Ssattle Wash ,
nearly two years ago (having previously
been on the office force at Henry D irt'
Sons four and a half years), has been elec
te.i manager of the Seattle Clearing Houe
association and assumed the duties as
such. He also holds a responsible posi
tion in the banking house of Dextcr.ilor
ton & C , the oliest and largest bank in
the state. Ben. leaves Seattle on the 3rd
of Octot er for Rock Island to visit his
parents; on the 14th he will be married
to one of our fairest and most noble girls
and on tie 15th will start on his return
to Seattle with his bride.
View of the House Chamber at
HOW MEMBERS TREAT THEIE DESKS.
The Bad Eminence of a Texas Ltwmaken
Illinois Men Make Good Records for
Cleanliness The Immortal Martin and
His rocket Knife A Contrast In the
Senate, Where the Members Are Not
80 Vigorous in Their Gestures Carpeti
and Relics Official Notes.
Washington", June 19. The work of
cleaning up and preparing the congres' '
Eional chambers for the next meeting of
congress is now going on, and an inter
view with the jimitor and a look over the
chambers reveals some interesting facts. 1
The seats still retain the names of the
members who occupied them during the'
last congress, and afford a comparative
study of cleanliness as practiced by public
men. For example, the seat occupied by
ex-Congressman Payson, of Illinois, isj
without scratch or tarnish and bv all odds
B. Birkenfeld oil in tor sle his entire
stock of books, stationery, confectionery
and toys, ice cream parlors and fixtures
complete. Also his property for sale or
rent for tny cumber of yean to suit
A DREAM OF H&FFIKES8
May ba folic wed by a morning of "La Grippe."
Easily, and why? Because tbe displacement of
covering in bed, a neglected dranght from a partly
closed window, an open transom connected with
a windy ent j in a hotel, may convey to yonr nos
trils and lunu the death-dealing biait. Terrible
and swift an- the inroa-is made by this new des
troyer. Thi; medicated alcoholic principle in
Botetter's rtomacb Bitters will check tbe dire
complaint. A persistence in this preventive of its
farther development will absolntely checkmate
the dangerous milady. TJnmedicated alcoholic
stimulant ai e of little or no value. The jnst me
dium it the B tiers. Noleteeffiocioasis it in cases
of malaria, bi lioasness, constipation, rheumatism,
dyspepsia ud kidney trouble. Th weak are
usually those npon whoa disease fastens Irst.
Invigorate wi.h the Bitiers.
Ammonia Baking Powder Must Go.
Bills have been introduced in the New York, Illinois
and Minnesota Legislatures compelling the manufacturer
of such baking powders to brand on the label in bold type,
this powder "Contains ammonia." Physicians and chem
ists condemn the use of ammonia in taking powders as a
crime. Its constant use no matter how small the quantity
deranges the stomach, neutralizing the gastric juice and
destroying the complexion. It is the small quantities taken
every meal that do the mischief.
It is gratifying to know there are pure baking powders
to be had on the market and at no greater cost to the
consumer than some of these so-called "absolutely pure"
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder, the standard pure
cream of tartar powder for forty years. Free from the taint
of either ammonia or alum. None so pure None so whole-'
some. - -
Dr. Price's Cream, Baking Pcwder is re
ported by all authorities as free from Ammonia,
Alum, or any other adulterant. In fact, the
purity of this ideal powder has never been ques
r.tioned. .. .5 -
the least marred of any in the whole lot. J
Mr. Springer's desk is also free from scars,
a 1 tobacco decorations. Representative I
S.rino-o. nnltl,.. i 1 1. 1
--t" ...f- . .n ilh. . oiiiu&c? uui lucanutA is
unusually tidy. The desk of ex-Kepre-aentative.McKinley
will not require very
much labor to be put in order.
Joe Cannon's Emphatic Gestures.
In fact, there are not many of the Uli-i
nois delegation in the last congress who ,
can be called untidy. Perhaps Uncle Joe
Cannon was the most careless, and his'
desk shows marked evidences of his em-!
phatic style of gestures with which he
used to pU'uJ for the preservation of the
sundry civil bill in its-pristine purity as it .
had leen handed 4(vvn by Uncle Joe's
couimittre on appropriations, lien, lieu-j
derson, of Illinois, has won a warm place
in the hearts of the janitors o the hous
for the care he has exercised in preserving
his seat and desk unmarred. Tbevenera-1
ble Vaux, of Philadelphia, has also im
mortalized himself by like diligence.
The Dirtiest Desk In the House.
The old colored janitor looked up from
the rude, battered desk which he was'
laboring over, and in answer to a ques-1
t ion replied: Yes, this is by all odds the;
dirtiest desk in the houe. It's so every
year," and glancing over the plate thereou :
the name of Culbertson, of Texas, was '
decried. The venerable pundit is an in
veterate smoker and chewcr. and the nieo-'
tine emblems which he left behind will
abide for many days to baffle the efforts oi j
those who are putting things in ordet j
"agin the next session." "I don't like to.
say it," resumed the colored janitor, -but
the Democrats are least tidy in the care oi
their desks. j
Martin's Work with, the rocket Knife. '
There's Col. Mills, of Texas, who used
to t't as ferocious as a mad bull and up
set the ink-well and pound his d"-k fr
hours while quarrelling with Speaker;
Keed. McMilliu of Tennessee used his
fist too often when making speeches, j
Bland of Missouri scratched ail the var-j
rish of his desk with his heels. Martin of '
Texas brought his jack-knife along with
him, and when not tniployed in chopping
out great slabs from the hard oak, used to
take out his plug of navy toliacco and dis
sect it lying on the top of his desk, and
now the souvenir he has left of his career i
in congress looks more like a butcher's
block than anything else I know of." j
COMPARISONS WITH THE SENATE, j
The "House of Lords' Keeps Cp Its Rep. ;
utatiou for Dignity.
The reputation of the house for cleanli- I
ness suffers by comparison with the sen-
ate. For example, in the house it is neces
sary to supply a new carpet every two years,
while in the senate one lasts for four. The
members of the house are generally so
rude that Uncle Sam restricts them to
hard oaken desks, while the senators re
cline over mahogany. Again, it is consid
ered in keeping with the eternal fitness of
things to provide the tidy senators with a
higher grade of carpet than is supplied
for members of the house, and while an
expenditure of 11.50 a yard suffices to sup
ply the house, the carpet which covers the
senate floor costs $2.25 a yard.
Quantity of Carpet Required.
It usually takes about 1,300 yards double
width to cover the house, and 1,000 yards
to supply the senate. Up to ten years ago
those carpets were all imported, but some
stickler for home industries put forth a
patriotic protest, and Clerk McPherson, of
the house, and the clerk of the senate have
received orders to patronize only home
manufacturers hereafter. These orders
for carpets are always placed early in the
vacation, as the carpets must be made
after a special order. When the old car
pets are taken tip they are usually sold at
auction or placed in the galleries.
Carried Away for Relies.
The cloth which covers the desks is gen
erally carried away by relic hunters. There
were no less than a half-dozen demands
for the cloth which came from the late
Maj. McKinley's desk, but a Washington
relic fiend had exercised wise forethought
by carrying it away the very day after
congress adjourned. The cloth from
Speaker Reed's throne has been scattered
to the four winds of the earth in bits none
of whieh exceed two inches square. The
janitor took charge of this souvenir short
ly after the house adjourned, and parceled
it out in small bits to make the supply, if
possible, meet the demand, but it failed to
do so. During the meeting of the medical
congress recently nearly every available
relic about the late house and senate was
carried away by visiting doctors.
A Question of Typical Color.
Already the clerk of the house is hesitat
ing between two colors of baize for the
desks of the next session. In view of the
influx of a number of Alliance members
it has been suggested that green would be
the proper color, while a due regard to the
slim Republican minority demands that
for at least one-half of tbe house blue
should prevail. Everything is expected to
be put in readiness by the first week in
November, and when the finishing
touches have been put on, visitors must
view the elegance from the galleries.
lor this country, and tha"; his passage was
paid by the local authorities of Kegen.
Civilians Nominated to the Army.
Washington, June 19. The following
named western men have been selected by
the secretary of war for examination for
appointment to the army from civil life:
William M. Crofton. Illinois; Harry L.
Rogers, Michigan; William AVallaee, In
diana, and Robert C. Williams, Illinois.
The examination will be held in this city
commencing July 13 next.
Bank Charters Extended.
Washixgtox, June 19. The comptroller
of the currency's certificates extending the
corporate existence of the following na
tional banks issued yesterday: The First
National bank of Mason City, Ills., to
June 27, 1911, and the First National bank
of Marseilles, Ills., to June 27, 1911.
Secretary Foster Goes to Ohio.
Washington, June 19. Secretary Fos
ter left yesterday for Fostoria, O. He will
return Friday, June 26. In his absence
Assistant Secretary Spaulding is acting
secretary of the treasury:
Wedding Presents Dutiable.
Washixgtox, June 19. The treasury
department has decided that wedding pres
ents sent from abroad must pay duty, un
less it is shown that they were manufac
tured in the United States.
Chicago. .Tune IS.
Following were the quotations on the board
trade to-day: Wheat No. 2 July, opened .
ciooed Wo; September, opened ttitc, closed
iH" iJecember, opened Sti?iic, closed Wc.
Corn No. 2 June, opened H'4 closed
July, opened 57jo, closed .VV'u; September,
opened 4c, closed S&e. Oatb No. 2
July, opened &ic, closed SC'c: Autnist.
opened Sjc, cloort !il;e; SepU'tn bor, opened
31c. cloned tP. 1 'irk May, oiwnetl
c-iiscd SlojJ."; July, opened !".5l'W,
closed SI".:1; repteniljer, o,ivued JlO.T.'i.
closed $H.5i Laid June, opened Sti.ii.
Live1 stock Following wore the prices at the
Union stock yards to-day: llous Market
rather active on pHckiui; and shipping ac
count and feeling rathrr lirm; prices be incit
er; sales ranted nt S'.a"5,i.40 pii-s, Jl.ac.il
4.70 litiht, S4.4.40 romiU packing, J4.3lKr,
4.6j mixed, and $4.4iit.7o heavy packing and
Cattle Market rather active on local and
shipping aeount, and prices without ma
terial change quotations ranged at
$:.7.V'i.3j choice to fancy shipping steers, $5.10
fco.70 cd to choice do, 4.W common
to fair do. $3.5tr4.2" butchers' steers, $2.MrT(,
3.V) Mockers. $2.7.Vi4.OTe!!ans. So.4n3,4.3 feed
ers. Sl.Mitfi4.ni cows, Sl.Sitfj3.3u bulls, and $2..')
Gi-4.50 veal calves. bhec Market rather act
ive: fueling ea.sy, and prices favor buyers;
quotations ranted ai Sl.ij 4.1M) westerns
$o.7j(Ii-5.2-j native, and S5.jiiti.7o lambs.
I'roduoe: Butter Fancy teparatnr, 17Ui
lsc per lb; dairies, fancy, froh, l'-il'jc; pack
ing stocks, lresh, 1' .( U'-jc. r.ggs Southern
stock, loss off, 14c per doz; norvhern, lo-s off,
l.V. Live poultry Oid chickens, luc per ll;
spring, ls-jiv-; mooters, 5'c: turkeys, uiixtrd
(v; ducks, sc. l'otatms liose. Jfl.lo i l.-JI r
bu; Ui-hroh. S1.3'? 1-S): lVerless, fl.l.Viil.S;
rSurbauk. 51-Tit; 14"; mixed, 1.1U5 1.15. straw
bcrries Illinois 'c lr -4-qt case; Indiana,
lxor to fancy, TV--''' l.-V: Michigan. Sl.-rV-3.75.
Ha--pl-iTie5.- l;.-d, Jl.oO-i ler 24-ql
case; black, $1.5 l.3u.
Sew York. .Inly IS.
Wheat No. 2 red winter ia.-U. Sl-ll?: July,
SUU: August. jl.M-V st-pt.-.uibcr, $L0us;
lJeceuibeJ, SL't-'U- t orn No. 2 mixed cash.
T.i'je; July. 4v-: August. . Oats
Wuiet aud steady: No. 2 mixed cash, 4-5W;
July. 44r4c. i:e Neglected. ltarley Neg
lected, fork Dull: new mess, S12.ijtW12.5U.
Lard Quiet; July, si-i-": September, $.f".
Live Stock: Cattle Market weak: no trad
ing in beeves: dressed heef. steady: native
sides, st4.j-.v- per lb. Sheep aud Lambs Sheep,
firm and active: laiuis. extremely dull; sheep,
S1.2.W.VW ir PiU lls: iambs, so.nn.7.;.!lii. Hogs
Nominally steady: live hogs. 4.12'yA25 per
New fall goods are arriving
Are you thinking of dress
This season's purchases sur
pass In quantity, style and exclu
siveness, all previous efforts.
Exclusively our own, you
won't find the same elsewhere in
the three cities.
6" GOLD BONDS
ISSUED BY THE
Davenport and Rock Island
Operating all the lines of Street Rail
ways in the Cities of
Dayenport, Iowa, and
Rock Island and Moline, 111.
Combined Population over 60,000
Illinois Trust (i Savings Bank,
TRUSTEE FOR BONDHOLDERS.
Bonds may be registered in name of
Denominations. $500 and $1,000.
Dated July 1, 1891. Dae in series
from ten to twenty years.
Interest payable January and Jnly
in Chicago or New York, at the option
This block of $130,000 of bonds now
offered by us, subject to prior sale, is secured
i by a first mortgage which is a first lien upon
property of the Company which has cost it
I over $1,300,000 in cash.
I The Company has forty-four ml lea of
track, and exclusive ownership of all the
: street railway in the threa cities.
I The capital stock of the Company is
; owned by prominent Chicago and local
The Company's income and expenses
are now averaging as follows :
Gross earnings per annum. . . .$211,538.30
Operating expenses per annum 135.292.62
Net earnings per annum $76,245.68
Deduct interest on $600,000
Early bn"Q. . ...
-.-.es ar c-.. -
great manvdeMra-- :3
uui mrpr, Sis.
e are headquarters
Surplus for dividends for stock
A copy of Engineer Cole's full report.
together with copy of trust deed and our
Attorney's opinion approving legality of
issue, wn shall be nleaaml to fnmich
j application; also any other Information
No Pauper Need Apply.
WashIXGTOS, June 19. Assistant Sec
retary Xettleton has directed the return
to Kegen, Bavaria, of JohnBrame, a
pauper immigrant who arrived in this
country on the steamer Eider Jan. 13, 11.
It is shown that Brame was not appre
hended on his arrival, but made his way
to Milwaukee, Wis., where he became a
public charge. It is further shown that
Brame waa a public charge in the city of
Kegen for fire years prior to bis departure
SEND FOB SPECIAL CIRTCL&R GIVING
Subscriptions received by MITCH
ELL & LYNDE. Bankers, Rock Island.
"We recommend these bonds as a
safe and desirable Investment
N. W. Harris & Co,
163-165 Dearborn-st., Chicago.
? 0 State-st . Boston. 1 19 Wall-st , Haw York.
Rock Island. Illin
THE LARGEST STOCK OF
ui niture and Ca
IK THE THREE CITIES,
1525 and 1527
12i, 120 and 128
corrsittBi tfruut ntk.
We Have Pitch:
and our coiu.etiiion is nut
hit. The public seem to.
appreciate it ani wear a
- smile when tbey leave tie
5. b. bnoe House
Loaded with bargains.
Second fttd Harr;:?on Si., DAYENPuST-
113 and 115 Brady Street.
ROOMS-50c to 1.00 Per Day.
ST. JAMES HOTEL
Corner Twenty -third street and Fourth avenue.
ROCK ISU"D, Bi
WILLIAM HAWTHORNE, Proprietor.
This house has just been refitted tbrongbont and is now in A No. 1 cdiiiot, 1: l li
l.5 per da boon and a desirable family hotel.
Qavenport Business College,
COMPLETE IN ALL DEPARTMENTS.
FOR CATALOGUES ADDRESS
J. C. DUNCAN, Davenport
The CigarilPar Excellence.
OPERAS, CONCHAS FINAS,
At Wholesale by
HARTZ & BAHNSEN.