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THE ARGUS. MONDAY, JaNJ-MIY 4, 1892.
The Time to Buy
PRICES LOWER THAN EVER. .
Our Holiday Goods 1st 1)8 Closed Out!
Albums, lamps, clocks, brush, comb and
shaving sets, smokers' sets, etc.. AT COST.
Bedroom and parlor suites, lounges and
couches, easy chairs, rockers, dining and par
lor tables, sideboards, carpets, curtains, rugs
and table covers special prices.
COOK and HEATING STOVES,
best assortment; prices to suit. See us be
fore you buy. 1 can save you money and give
you time to pay for purchases at cash prfces.
CHAS. A. MECK,
Tkmcphonk 421. 322 Krarfy Street, Davenport, la.
O.ien every evening until 3 .-It) o'clock, an 1 SitunUys until lt):t).
AGENCY FOR THE
STEAM and HOT WATER
t-iftiee end Stop 219 Eighteenth S'rcct. Telephone 11
CHAS. W. YERl'.URY. Manacer.
Rock Island, HI.
GROCERIES, . PROVISIONS,
Telephone 1098. 231 Twentieth street.
B. F. THOMAS & CO.,
- Elm Street Meat Maiket
All kinds of Fret-li ami Salt Meats always on hand. Uame,
Fieh ai:d Oysters fn the season.
Reynolds' Blck. Mo jink aw.., FOOT OF ELM ST.
SOLD MEDAL, PARIS, 187a
W. BAKER & CO.'S
from which the excew of oil
haa Ihi n rt;niovedt
In almolutvly pure and
it in whtM,
PfiW 2o Chemicals
I ' l( il I M art tlAi'd in Its lirnnrnlinn It
ban ttmr than t,re Unit thm
rrvglh C'f C'oroa mixed "w ith
Ptarch, Arrowroot or t:utjar,
, and 1b therefore far mo: 9 eeo-
nomiral, cotting lr than on
i cnitact'p. Itidt'!icioutnonr
' ishiup, atrengthen'mc. easii.T
iir.KTRD, and admimhly dapod for ItivnH!
a wcli r.s fur persona in health.
Sold hf Crow Terywher'.
W. BAKER & CO.,Dorctesten Mass.
Live Stock Insurance Co.
CHICAGO. It I.
Iti.nri s live stock agalntt d a h Ti.iu ucci'cut
or ai-. cafe. For rate ap.ly to
T'. LIKbltnKNECrlT. Agent,
1113 cooa avenue. Hock Island,
A LAUNDRY SCAP, PURE AND SANITARY.
Genera! Household Use.
THE PROPER STAND.
Kesolutions for Kosk Island Brick
Matnritay Sight's Meeting of the Knrk
Inland I'liiEenn' Improv.m nt
AoKOrlation Earni'B', lifs
ta8iOnanil the ICevult
Tbe meeting of the Rock Isl
and Citizens' Improvement association
Saturday evening for special considera
tion ot tbe Toirl avenue paving ordi
nance and bids, was one of ibe most
earnest and enthusiastic tbe association
bag ever held. Among tbofepnsanl
were a large number of Third avenue
President Jackson, after calling the
meeting to order, at-ked Vice President
John Crubaugh to take tbe chair, and
made a direct and pointed sptech. He
reviewed tbe ordinance and bids before
tbe council, and showed how plainly the
Rockford company was entitled to the
contract.not only as a Roc IrUnd ins i
tution, deserving of whatever FubstaotWl
recognitian could be consistently given it,
but entitled to it fairly as the
lowest responsible bidder. It
was the duty of the Improvement
association whose nvssion wastoadyar.ee
the interests of Rock Island and its in
dustries, and being as it ws the largest
ta paying orijanizttion in the city, to
giye expression to its sentiments on
such occasions as this when there were
aldermen now tn the council who seemid
bent on pulling Rock Is and enterprises
down as fast as such agencies as the Im
provement association could build ttem
up, and to lend its endorsement and en
couracemfnt to tuch members of the
council as were on tbe side of progress, a
spirit, which Mr. Jackson whs gUd, be
said, had been dominant in the past. He
had often been delegated to express the
wishes of the association before thecour
cil and bad always been treated with
fairntss and courtesy, and such he lie
livved would al vays be the reception of
men representing the authoritative ex
pression of the people's wi-hes. After re
viewing the nia'teras at preteni bafore the
council Mr Jackson spoke of the influence
which had been brought to bear, to have
the present bid9 ignored, and other spe
cifications ami tdverlisemeuts pre pared iu
order to givethe contractors not now bid
ding a chance. There was a disposition
on the part of seme the aldermen to susn
tain such a course. Mr. Jackson fcl,o
spoke of tbe quality of the brick now
being i roduced by the Rockford Con
struction compny, of the enterpme
shown by tbe company in investing $75.
OCOhere, and of the injustice and actual
iijijry that wou'd t.edone to thecimpaav
by tbrowioe out its bid bere, holding the
position that it did of the lowest respon
sible bidder. The speaker was informed
the majority of the council were for tbe
Rockford Construction c ompany, but one
of tbe aldermen favoring so awarding the
contract is sick and may not be present.
and the aim of the obstructionists seen s
to be to gel all tbe bids r jected, leadme
the Rockford company to believe its bid
is not wanted and thus leaving tbe Held
open to somebody else. For this reason
the members of the association ought to
fieely snd frankly express their views to
the end thai tbe council may treat the
Rot kford company fairly, and thus suss
tain Rock ItUnd industries. .
M. E. Sweeney epoke in support of
sustaining Rock Islacd industries wher
ever possible, and especially where a cood
job of work wag guaranteed .
Ex-Aid. W.B Ferguson stated that he
bad known the gentlemen of tie Rockford
Construction company for several years.
and knew them to be gentlemen of re
sponsibility and standing, and capable of
filling eyery obligation in good faith and
without jobbery. As a Third avenue
property bolder he pronounced in favor
of Rock Idatid brick, and tbe awarding
of the contract to the Rockford company
as the lowest and best responsible bidder
H. D Folsom. who is to pay $300 of
the Third avenue pavement, said be
wanted Rock Uland brick, and the Rock
ford Construction company to do tbe
work. That company was entitled to it
in all fairne?, and the council cou'.d t ot
with aDv pretext of fairccss, fail to
award tbe contr. ct. Mr. Folsom then
(lit red tbe following resolution:
Resolved. That the Rock Island Cili
z-iia' Improvameot association at the
special called met tint Jan. 2, 1892 wi re
unanimous in the desire that the city
council at i s meeting on Monday even
ing, Jan. 4. should awrd the cootrict
for p-vinsr lui'd avenue to
the KonKtom construction com
pany, not "uU ss tbe lowest
respites ble bii'di-r, but also tnat tbe busi
ness mm of Rick Islaud must
and will uphold an enterprise bere
in our midst that hns at tbe
expenditure of more than f 75,000 estab
lished s business that is a credit to our
city and f an immense value to our com
muni'y.in tbe employment given and tbe
money spent in our midst.
Resolved. That a committee cf five
of oi r members be appointed toapp ar
before the city council and urge the above
resolution being carried nut us we know
IO tbe b.-st iLterests of our city and our
established entrprises, said committee
to coniet of our president and four other
John Crubaugh asked President Jick
son to resume tke chair, and be stated
that Le prjbably had as much to pay for
, the Third avenue pavement as any prop
erty holder bis assessment neinu $1,100,
aid he wanted the R u kford Construction
company to have tue coutract. He w 8
satisfied witi I tits compinv's work and
the quality of Ibe Rock I 'land brick.
Tbe company had bid in scnordance with
epecifi ulioi.s and had guaranteed a good
job, and the council could tot f-.il to
awa rl tbe contract to this company up
less it desired to drive it out of tawp,
Mr. Crubaugh sain, "I have no del cacy
about speaking in this matter, for I am
as heavy a tx payer as any of the aid r
men I think "
"Yes, and you pay as much taxes as
the whole uf them,1' ch'pped in one ovei
zeal us citizen.
"Well, I don't know about that." was
Mr. Crubaugh's reply. ' In this particu
lar undertaking I guess I do, for all ot
them don't live on Third avenue, Bnd I
do, but be that as it may I have to p y
eno ivh to ifive m the right to be beam "
E. G Frazirr spoke as one who ha
paid his proportion of this improvement,
and he was perfectly suisfk-d with R ck
Island brick and wanted fair play, ar.d
of carrjing it into the courts t secure it
Dr. C. B Kin, on, wLohts an assess
ment of $ 9;i0 to pay on Third avenue for
paving improvement, spoke warmly in
favor of the Rockford Construction ci'tn
pany and of fair p ay.
C.J. vV. Schreiuer, John V.lk General
Mat aer Jesperson, of Augustana Col
fne, J ihn Mager, rt. W. beaile. Walter
Johnson, E B Krcis and otbers no
property holders, but interested in seeirg
heme industries encouraged at d justice
done, spoke in favor of letting tbe con
tract to the Rockford Construction com
pany, hfierwbioh tbe resoluiion wis
adopted unanimously, in accordance witu
the Sense of which. President Jtrksr.n
cami-d bB ti e commi'.:ee to accemipany
himtotheouncil.il D. Foisoni, W U.
Ferguson. John Crubauuh an.l C J. W.
Schrcincr, and they will present the tes
That ilit r is reason for the ass' cia
lion l kut ucn p imuhu as a repn-tn-taiive
body, non; will deny. Tuere is a
manifest disposition on the part of a
sin ill part of the council i very sniill
part, 1 UK Alices 'rusts to treat Rock
Inland in:lustriea untairly, to ignore the
course of justice, ami the rights of these
who ate paying for the w ik. To hc
eoaipliah siic'i an end.it :s undi rn'ood
the suggestion is to lc maiie to adopt
new i pe'citica ions, and throw out the
Rockford c mpany'e Lid The tbi.tiirhl
f such a course is outrageous, to sav
nothing of carrying it into sc ioa .
THE HIGH TATtlFF POLICY.
"Froe Traile in Lalinr" Hie enly ThinL(
Hie Workman IIh to Sell.
A rfH-ent dispatch to the New York Post
from Pittsburg says: "It is reported to
day that the iron and sterol manufacturers
of the United States will make a general
assault on the Amalgamated association
iu the spring. The skilled workmen in
all the nnion mills belong to this associa
tion, and tho annual wage scale for the
United States is made in this city. Pre
liminary skirmishes have) already oc
curred, and in every instance the work
men were beaten."
Tiiis shows that the great iron and
steel trusts are determined to appropri
ate to themselves all that the tariff
bonus allows. They will not. share it
with their workmen. One of the "pre
liminary skirmishers" referred to in the
above dispatch was the resolution made
in all the departments of their mills by
Carnegie Bros. In many cases they cut
wages 50 per cent. Similar reductions
have been made by the Pennsylvania
Steel company. The Bethlehem Iron
company and the Lackawanna Coal
and Iron company all members of the
steel nil trust.
L.it week Jones & Langhlin, mem
bers of the Structural Iron trust, in addi
tion to increasing the hours of work per
day, cnt down the wages of 1,500 labor
ers. The same week the Oliver & Robert3
Wire company, a member of the Co
lumbia Patent company, or wire trust,
reduced the wages of their workmen 20
per cent. Besides reducing wages theso
trusts are trying to prevent the workmen
from organizing to promote their own
interests. Having gotten high and pro
hibitive duties on their products, the
trnsts have no further need of the assist
ance of the unions'.
At the same time they are careful to
pee that the free importation of foreign
workmen shall continue.
Said Andrew Carnegie the same week
that lie cnt down the wages of his work
men: "I say, don't touch immigration;
let it flow on. We are getting the cream
of Europe. I want to see America great,
really great. We need all the popuhi
rion we can get. We have only seven
teen persons to "the square mile, and
there are millions of .teres of land where
the soil has never been turned. I say,
hands off immigration.
How long will it be before the farmers
and laborers will see through this hypo
critical tariff policy, the two maxiirt" of
which are "Onr prodnction of farm
products" and ''Free trade in labor?''
A humorous fact about about Hood's
Sars'.parilW it expels bad humor and
creates goodbumir. Be sure to fet
18 Founds oi Blood
Is about the quantity nature allows tn an
adult person It is cf tbe utmost im
portance that the blood should be kept as
pure as possible. By its remarkab'e
cures of scrofula, gait rbeum, etc , Huod's
Sarsarjarilla has proven its claim to be the
best blood purifier.
For a general family caibariic we con
fidently recommTii Hood's Pills. They
should be in ev ry houie ttedicin chest.
V. M. BLADING'S
Head of Tweaty-fifth Street
- BETWEEN -
Thirteenth aiid Fifteenth Avenue?.
A Rare Chance Fcr Bargains in Cily Lois.
Eligible Desirable and Cheap,
Only One Mile from the City Postoffice.
Easy Terms and Long lime.
HIT Enquire at tbe Hock Island Saviriga Bank.
J- M. BUFORD.
aPECTAC LE S
PROTECT YOUR FYESI
EYE GLASS ESU
DAVIS & CO,
Heating and Ventilating Engineer?,
Gas and Steam Fitting
A C( mplet 1 tin of l'i;e. Brass Goods, Packing II
File Brick. Etc. Largest and beet equipped
establishment west f Chica.go.
DAVIS BLOCK, Moline. 111.
1712 First Ave,. Rock Island. I'd.
Telephone 1 14S.
Residence Telephone 1169
ft rn irti:r:ante to cure tilt n.-tv-. .i.i-:im. mh-Ii n S -
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lait fWcO. ' t'f,n lot' liiMimty. l'u! np ronM'im iu t, i an v in i-.t i. I j. r ( n k-
x ' " 111-1 1,11 ai'ehv mail: t ti.rSTi. Wil h ov.rv i .t ut w. .Vf a ir-vvr. . ' . . wr
kbfukh uuti.iiimu. or rcjuiiil the numi . Cirvular lri'e. .Vklr..-s strrr --l ., hi.-:ia
Fir sale in Rock island hv Hartz & Bahnaen. 3-1 Ave. anil 2Hth stria-t
Billiard Parlor -n Sample Room,
No. 117 Eighteenth Street.
JAMES T. O'CONNOR, ! Proprietors. f "VvTM. H. CATTON.
J. Ma CHRISTY,
MAIUFACTURER Of CRACKERS K iZM
Ayb Yotir Ororr r for Them .
The Christy "Oyster" ai ri l.r ' "
G. E. WISWALL & CO.,
Chicago's Finest Shoe Store.
Stock the Largest.
Goods the Finest.
Prices the Lowest.
Men's and Ladies
Hand Sewed Welt Shoes.
Send for Catalogue.
C. E. WISWALL & CO., 160 State St., Chicago,
John Volk v '
Saeh Doors Blinds. SmiI;. r " -Wainsoatins.
aDd all kinds of wood wmj Ur "
Eighteenth St.. bet. Third an.J. Fm-r
R QF.DI EFFENBACH'S
SURE CUPt tor StMINAL, NERVOUS
URiN AR7 TROUBLES i" tOUNO,
MIDCLt-KGEO uJ 010 WEN. NO
CTr'Uiu urnif iTtAti tin iiuptb.
fcr'Alrii TAinn or D.uppoiumiiT.bBipoii.
I-flTMfTVrT- tt-etf rHpp th wort enm in 24 boor.
ud ptB!B"Titl cere? to I004r. 15 dajt
trcftttmetit on trUI bj return mtil for il. firriji.r frp.
THE PERU OHIIC CO.-
r Ilie Liquor llaltit. - '
by wlmtniMiriiiK lr.
It :s tnnufacturei aa powti- r. p "iv "
In a itlae ot beer, a cup ol cct!H . ' '
without the knowledge oftli. i ..i. . f.
Iiarmleps, and -Kiil crTfi-rt a psrr-.Ar ' ' ' .
rturr. whether tiia patient a " . .
an rlc"ihob- wrccn- It has rrr.
of caea, au"J m every lsmaiice a p- r - ' .
lowd It never T'cfyt-1 " " - 4
p1 with the8pcciflc.it becomes
for the liauor appetite to e xist.
CINCINNAI1. C'l : ' ce
a page Dook of ?articu '.irn n .f.
For sale hy Marehall ft Fisi( r a:-
Dr. Reni-on'a K-l ob e Kein-dy.
where among the ladi-- a- -
effectanl The original itman'-'
l, sent direct, realed: iiiforn.atioi
Ci on Medical Co., Bocton, Ma-f.
MR. H- HIRSCHBERr "
The wcll-l-ni wn p-inau ot ),at lM?
( S. K. 1 1-. 7 h an i Olivi;). M . '
aipointnlT il.Thoma . , f..r I, .
ci-Uhra e t Diami nil Spociail. . nnt K,--L-tas-i's,
anil lfi f(!r dia liiimiii il N,,,..
Changeable Siicotarl nnii Ky e:a-. J
i he e'a-. s aie ti e treat. -t invt ii
evi rrn.iile n st ectai- en. i y a ,,,
rintrurtion nf the Lei.r a pir.m i, ir.
ehasinc a pair of th.-e Non-Chat, eah'e
! n ver ba to chan. e iln-i-e .1 nr.
from the eyep. nii every rar i arena-,',)
t LMiaranteeil, fo that if ihev e, r n .
tl.e eyer (no muter how or sit , t h. t the
I i-iiki'F arc) they will furni.-n ,,
w'th a n i w ' S'r of i la-i-? frt,-, rh ir"
T. II. THOMAS ha-a fu I M-,rt!unt
ami invi.-t h a l lo patlsfv ih.- -e v, t
of the treat mperioriti of the-e i -w
over am an.l all others row in n-e 'ncaii
and examine the name hit II.
dnweist am! o; tiiian. .c 1-l.nui
No Peddlers ?;npTM'',