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THE CITY'S WELFARE.
Regular Monthly Meeting of the
Talk r Still More lBdatrie-The
HvrB.rnt te Henre Factory
The regular montLly meeting of the
Rock Island Citizen' Improvement asso
ciation wan held last evening with Presi
dent Jacks 3n in the chair.
The exec ntive committee was instructed
to report the standing committees for the
year at the next meeting.
President Jackson stated that be had
been urged in view of the Twin City
Columbian celebration in '93, to bring be
fare the asciaiion the desirability of aps
pointing a committee whose duty itshould
be to promote cleaning and trimming up
all over th city. With8uch committee
actively at work it would not be long be
fore old fences disappeared and yards and
trees assumed a neat and attractive ap
The committee on manufactures,
through itf chairman, W. B Feiguson,
submitted a number of important reports,
one of vhich pertained to C N.
Hooper's brass and metal industry, the
removal of which from Dubuque to Rock
Island is now assured, and with
reference to which Mr. Hooper him
self, made some brief remarks reports
ing the preliminary arrangements for the
removal of the factory complete, with all
indications exceedingly satisfactory so
far. The securing of necessary stock
being now in order, the" chair upon mo
tion appoit ted Messrs. A. C. Dart, W. B.
Ferguson and A. M. Blakeeley a com
mittee to cooperate will T. B. Divis and
Mr. Hooper in attaining that end.
Chairman Ferguson of the same com
mittee and Secretary Searle of the asso
ciation rcportel on two still further in
dustries anxious to come to Rock Island
and the indications are favorable to their
The com nittee on securing of land
suitable for factory purposes, appointed
at a previous meeting, reported having
organized, -with A. M. Blakesley chair
man and W. B. Fergurson secretary, and
in the performance of bis duty had pre
pared the following explicit address
which had been sent to each of the prop
arty holders of the Davenport estate:
Rock Tsukd, Sept. 25 The Improve
ment association, of Rock Island, with a
view of sd anclt g the city's material ins
terests, are desirous of finding out what
can be done to help our people at the
present and in the future in securing suit
able and convenient premises to offer as
sites for minutacturing enterprises. The
object of oi r association is not for the
purpose of speculation, but solely as a
public measure for the whole people.
Ve are s ititfied that with the strong
competition now being carritd on for the
purpose of securing manufacturing enter
prises, the people of Rock Islmd most be
prepared to offer inducements, and to
that end ow n or control cites that can be
offered at-once when the opportunity is
We are advised thpt you are one of the
owners of hat are known as the "Dav
enport esta'e lands," and the object of
our association, as stated, must commend
itself to your favorable consideration,
especially ) it ia not for the purpose of
individual profit. In behalt of the asso
ciation, and as its committee desiring to
make an early report, not later than Oc
tober 8, ve respectfully ask you to
answer the following: -
1. What will you take in cash, or its
equivalent, for your interest in the ' Dav
enport lands," within the limits of the
city of Rock Island, west of Twentieth
2 If ycu are not willing to sell your
entire interest, what portion will you sell
and at what price?
3. ' Woul l you be willing, in view of
the public benefit, and the undoubted
advantage to your lands in case you will
not name a price for your whole interett
or part of your interest, to donate a part
of yonr land for manufacturing sites? If
yea, please Hate what you would be wil
ling to do ai. d where the land is situated
that yon wo tld donate..
4. If yon would not donate the land,
how much v ill you be willing to sell for
manufacturing sites, and at what price,
and what land? We are advised that the
interests of the several owners are undi
vided, yet es you several y know the
amount of the land within the limits above
stated and a;e thus able to determine the
eztent of jour ownership, your offer
could be made for so many acres undivid
ed, leaving it for the future to locate it
and work out the division.
As a committee we are personally sat
isfied and be leve it to be the otinion of
our associatl n, and the public, that to
set apart a portioa of the lands for man
ufacturing purposes, as a public dona
tion, will be no loss to the donors, but in
the end the donors would be more than
compensated for the land donated. That
the primary object of our association is
to secure lands for manufacturing sites.
Oar idea in buying your lands is that
through the active, personal and busi
ness coopers Jon of the members of onr
association, and the public generally
who are knovn to be in sympathy with ui,
that purchasing the whole lands we could
sat apart a -jortion for manufacturing
ilea, and sell the surplus to pay the
whole purchi.se price.
We disilnc .ly wish you to understand
that the purpose of our association in
this business is not individual profit.
Bearing this in mind we believe that yon
will more rea lily, promptly and liberally
consider the matter. In view of this fact
we take this method at the present time
to address you as it 5s more convenient,
and that you may )iave time to consider
the questions supgetjted.
We hope that in a short time you wi.l
be able to make us your reply and we
will be ready at any time to meet with
you for const ltation.
The committee would further suggest
that in any arrangement far th nnrrinu
of the lands that is entered into, it is
especially desired that you retain an in
terest with the purchasers and thereby be
come one of lhe sytdicate and share with
the others the reward. Respectfully
A M Blakbsley, Wji Jackson, .
W. B FEK0U8ON. L. 8. McCabb.
E. W. HnKST, - Com.
Ia reference to this the committee repor
ted it had received but one reply, though
others were expected. Capt. Robinson
htd replied and his letter was read to the
associatioa. It was not of an entirely
enthusiastic or encouraging nature, for
while the writer started cut by saying
that he would be glad to unite with the
committee to attain the object in view, it
was eva- ive ts to the main points of the
letter, and referred to certain legal com
plications in the disposition of the estate
for two years or so, but suggested 50
acres of lanrj west of the R. I. & P. rail
road trscks as immediately available and
which too, belongs to Capt. Robinson.
In the views expressed of this land it was
shown that this piece lays about the old
abattoir in a district without foundation
for factories and liable to inundation in
high water, and after discussion it was
the spparent sense of the meeting that it
was unfit for the purposes desired. It
was also the opinion of the meeting that
the committee's letter was sufficiently ex
plicit to have received a definite reply,
and there were some pointed remarks to
the efL-ct that if there was to be a dispo
sition to bkek the association in its efforts
to get a fair portion of this land and re
move the wall which for years had held
the city back, the committee should find
it out and present it in such shape that
it could be given out to the public,
which was arxionsly awaiting the re
sult or these negotiations. It was further
stated that it would be moral cowardice
to let this matter stop now antil Rock
Island is rescued from the position in
which it has been held by land owners
The committee explained that abund
antly satisfactory rebsoos could be pre
sented why the other owners of the Davs
enport estate had not been heard from.
and the committee was satisfied that in
proper season it would either by wc rd or
letter receive an answer from the others.
George F. Roth, on behalf of Schreiner
& Roth, reported that the syndicate bad
40 acres, 1,500 feet of which fronting on
the Peoria railway tracks, could be had
for factory sites, providing the city would
cut Fourteenth avenue or Fourth street
through to enable the syndicate to plat
the rest of it for building lots.
In the further discussion the com nit
tee reported that the question waB merely
one of securing the land. There would
be no trouble' aooul raising the necessary
LICENSED TO WED.
10. John A. Owens. Rock Island;
saran a. iieyovel, Washington, Iowa.
Oiof V. Peterson. Rock Island. Jennie
A. Lindbord, Chicago; Fredie Whee
lock. El Zibe'.h A. Auderborg, Moline.
13. Benjamin W. Pettit. Seattle,
Wash.; Anna C. Eablxe, Rock Island.
14 Thomas Barnes, Preemption;
Hannan JNorton Milan; Frank D-Schofer.
Alice D. CUyton, Rock Island; Elmer A,
Dack, Lirena C. Ohaver, South Rock
Island; John Mosher, Fredericka Den
bard t, Barstow; Nathaniel Erickson,
Hulda O. Burgston, South Moline; Roy
L. Scbofer, Moline; Maudie M. Gamble,
Rock Island; Thomas W. Thompson,
Augusta B. Bock. Stewartville; John
T. Miles, Louise Johnson, Moline; Adoph
F. Hofer, Andalusia, Anna Pratt, Rock
15 Frederick H. Foy, Laura B. Phoe
nix, Moline; John W. Woermann, Eliza
beth O. Honens, Milan; Robert Peedon.
Mrs. Emma J. Ochiltree, Tipton; Erick
Liljegren, Mary O. Adamson, Moline.
Judge Smith this morning rendered his
decision in the Findley divorce case. Tt
grants the decree of alimony of $10 per
month and $75 for attorney fees, and gives
the custody of the child to the mother
with the provision that the father may
have the child the last Saturday in each
month and keep it over Sunday.
The iury in the case of Pearson vs.
The Rock Island & Davenport ferry com
pany, returned a verdict for the defen
dant. In the case of Ritchie & DeGear vs.
Charles McHugb, the jury last night re
turned a verdict in favor of the plaintiff,
allowing the amount of the bill, $17.60.
The Swing-Emmons case is expected to
come op either late this afternoon or this
The Verne Swain passed down, and the
Verne Swain. Jajja, Satellete and Thistle
The stage of the water was 1.25 at
noon; the temperature on the bridge 62.
Peach ice cream at Erelik Math's.
The Rfewlattoaa of the
Watrwy Coavrat an
At the Evansville waterway convens
tion yesterday Mayor Ficke, of D,vens
port, made a strong plea for the early
completion of the Hennepin canal. In
the course of his remarks he said:
"By making the first appropriation of
$500,000 for the Illinois and Mississippi
canal, our government has irrevocably
committed itself to the building of it
and we may well rejoice. Yet let us not
forget that important work is still before
us. To now cease our endeavors in the
belief that the measure will take care "of
itself, would be to surrender the fruits of
our victory. The canal will be built. Of
that there is no longer a doubt The gov
ernment comprehends its nccesaity; is
committed to in construction and
unqualifiedly favors the measure. But
how quickly will it be built? When
will it ba completed? These are now the
all important questions. To build it, but
to delay its com pie. ion beyond the lives
of those now living is not what this gen
eration wants or has a right to expect.
Twenty-one years of delay have cost these
east and west least able to bear it more
than $300,000,000, and unless the people
everywhere speak up in tones not to be
misunderstood, work on the canal will be
stretched out long enough to take from
them $200,000,000 more.
"Thecanal should be built in three years,
and can be built in that time if congress
will but appropriate annually an amount
equal to the sum that would be saved to
people every month from the dsy of its
Tne resolutions adopted by the conven
cion heartily approve the legislation of
the Fifty-first congress in appropriating
$500,000 to begin the construction of
the Illinois & Mississippi canal, and ap
preciating as it does the national import
ance of this water way, intended to con
nect the Mississippi river with Like
Michigan, urgi-s such further approprias
tions as will secure the speedy completion
of the canal. Ia order to secure the
producers and manufacturers of the nortl
west the greatest possible benefit from the
construction of this convention, requests
the investigation by the general govern
ment of the feasibility and commercial
value of a branch canal from a point on
the Mississippi above the Rock Island
rapids to the nearest practical point up
on the present proposed line of the canal
between Rock Island and Hennepin."
To S.tpal Coldr, -Headaches
and fevers, to cleanse the
system effectually, yet gently, when cos
tive or bilious, or when the blood is im
pure or siuggisn, to permanently cure
habitual constipation, to awaken the kid
neys and liver to a healthy activity, with
out lrruaiiog or weakening tnem, use
byrup or Figs.
B. Birkenfeld offers tor sale bis entire
stock of books, stationery, confectionery
and toys, ice cream parlors and fixtures
complete. Also his property for sale or
rent for any number of years to suit
Call on E. B. McSown for hard
and soft cod. Telephone 1.188.
Reading or writing by artificial light
makes business for opticians, at the best.
People will do it, though; and that's why
they want good lamps.
A good central draft lamp is the
best substitute for sunlight to be bad.
Perhaps electricity may some day diss
place them, but today, if you want the
most useful, pretty and suitable thing for
a wedding or anniversary present, proba
bly a good lamp comes nearest to filling
I have both kinds those made to
sell, and those to do service.
G. M. Looslit.
CHXHA, SLAM ASS LAMPS,
1009 Second Avenue,
Subscribe for Stock
Id the Second series of the
Borne Building and Loan Asso
ciation, of Rock Island.
A safer and better investment
than Government Bonds, be
cause the loans are made only
upon established values and it
pays more than three times as
much interest besides the
amount invested and the profits
can be withdrawn at any time.
Money loaned at lowest rates.
R. A. DONALDSON, Secretary.
Orncs, Room t, 4, 5 and Masonic Temple,
Highest of all ia Leavening Power- U. S. Gp't Report, Aug. 17, 1889.
JAHNS & BERTELSEN
Tinware And Hotjsk Furnishing Good.
1612 second avenue,
ROCK ISLAND, TT.T
: NEW GOODS :
Oak easles. something new.
Orape tissue paper is used for all kinds
ui tancy wars.
We now have a larpe stock
Mo. 9 drawing books. '
Mfw n.iiiB "
Can't mention them all. Come and seel
Watch for our
GEORGE H. KINGSBURY,
1703, 1705 Second Ave. Telephone 1216.
A fine Line in the Newest Styles, the best
Assortment Ever Shown at Lowest Prices. :
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
1811 and 1813, Second Avenue, EOCK ISLAND.
You Can't do Without: -
Dr. McKann's Celratei Gongli Syrup,
The Tery beit preparation made for Coughs, Colde, Bronchitis, and 11 lacg asa
CURES LIKE MA.GIO !
Good alike for children and adults. Two sizes 10 and 26c.
Thomas' Celektei Kidney and Liver PILLS.
These pills are'f ist taking the place of the more expensive remedies for all kidney sad
W7'Tre? Because they are easier to take, cheaper in pr'ce and gire tetter'
a -- rteolu. . -
Give them a trial. None equal them. The proprietor will forward them to any address hr
nud), on receipt of price, 25 cents a bottle. Made only by
T. H. THOMAS,
Rock Island 111.
- Special Shoe Sale -
300 Pair Men's Shoes,
. 250 Pair Ladies' Shoes
REGARDLESS OF COST
Men's Shoes, Regular Price f 3.00; reduced to 13 25
Men's Shoes, " 3 504 00; - 2 78
Men's Shoes. "6.00 5 50; " - 3.75
Men's Tan Colored Shoes, " " 4 00; " " 2 9
Ladles' Shoes, " " 2 50; -1.75
Ladtes' Hand Turn Shoes, " " 3 00; " 9 25
Ladies' Hand Turn Shoes, 1 50; " "3 75
Ladies Hand Tarn Shoes, . .. .. 4 50: " " 8 25
Remember there is only a limited amout of the above bargains, so come ear.y
Central Shoe Store,
1818 Second Avenue.
Elm Street 8tore,
- - 2929 Fifth Avenotr
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