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AEGUB, THUKSDAY. MAKCH 10,
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t- V r.:c::r.l end resu!t3 yvb.cn
.:-. r.f Fi a labcn: it is pleasant
iid rcfr;;! ';'.' t tlx tasto, and acts
-rn'i'v vet promptly on the Kidney?,
L:vef and l!:rcK cleanses tbe ejs
va efiertaallr, dispels colds, head
aches and fjvors and cures babitnal
.nnipution. f-yrr.p ot iriga i3.tne
;'.v romp Jv of its kind ever pro
duced". rK':i-!!T; to the taste and ac-
.ptaMe t) t ho stomaen, pron.pt in
a action an 1 trr.lr beneficial in i
Vf. rrenared only from tii? r.i -t
h.:v.v r.r.1 acTeeable substarre. its
canr "cxcrllrnt qualities commend it
to all and have made it thi mczt
n..ni;lar reniedv known.
Srrtin f,f Firs h for F.i'c in l"?
and' 51 bottles by all l a
WILL WOMEN VOTE!
The Late' Act of the Legislature
Held, as Illegal.
OiUIo of 91. M. MtKrK'oa om fbe
Sabjeet-Itf mime Tuere la Li
able to be fan.
nay not Lave it on L.:l v.l pro
cure it promptly J't any oue who
wihes to trv it. I'j l : accept any
CALIFORNIA H3 SYRUP CO.
j. E. k:.:
T. i; I.bll Y.
i : : n c ir.fortiib'e
. il ,i i ';nit- to tnit
1503 Seccr-J Avenue, "pstairs.
Subscril)G far Sleek
Li tl- f-'-c..rd h-rit-s cf the
HoEr Buii.'.ir; and Loan iisso
cii'ijt. cf i.ooS. Island.
A sttfVr u: 3. brtr itvf stirtent
:bii Gt verx.nif?.t 1 5 on da. be
cac;e ii':Ls tie made only
r.Tcr.rr.Ki-Led rallies find it
hree times as
The question o' tbe scope and legality
of the act of the 'ate legislature entitling
women to vote at tcbool elections has
given rise to a wile difference of opinion
throughout the country in view ot the
f tct that the law s to receive its first test
at the forthcoming school elections. In
order to ascertain a legal view of the new
law, F. E. Roger, treasurer of the Fort
Bjron school district, recently wrote At
torney General G E. Hunt, of Illinois.for
an opinion on the subject, and that offi
cii! in reply referred Mr. Rogers to
.State's Attorney M.M. Sturgeon, who
his written ai opinion on tbe
the subject, cf which he has furnished
County Superintendent C B. Marshall
with a copy. Ia his opinion Mr. Stur
geon h Us thtt the act cf the legislature
of '01, giving women the liuht to vote is
void, because it ft.iis of its manifest in
tent and purpose, inasmuch as it is in
coifi.ct with the provisions of article 7
of the constitution of the state, as worn
en do not come within tbe classes stipu
lated in article 7, to which the late act
In funnulatiDg his opinion Mr. Stur
geon reaches the fallowing conclusions:
First. The re f.-rm ballot law of 1S91
does not in any m inner relate to, or con
trol the election cf trustees of schools.
Th; mch f!iirs are to elected the same
ss though no law bad been passed. j
Scc&id. Sec. 19 of Art. 3, eeneral
school laws of 1 SI 1, expressly exempts
the election of set ool trustees from the
general prevision of section 5 of the same
act, a a to the time ard manner of such
e'ecion where the congressional town
ship lines end tbe civil town lines coincide
as they do in Tort Byron . Under section
msDr.tr or nouing tuc.ioDS xor trustees
is the sems as for the election
of oiher towt cEctr?, and it
is fairly to be inferred that
the election sho 1 d be called by the
town clerk and be presided over by the
same ju-ges that resided a' tje election
of other town effjers. So far there is
no cecesairy confusion or difficulty, but
the law governsr.g the reform billot
method of voting und manner of numicg
and determining c indidatts to be voted
for, commonly cilicd the Australian srs
tern, does apply ttte tiectinn or town
otHcets but does rt spply to the election
cf school trustees, therefore the ballot
may be the s-tme m formerly. Ko Sppa-
rate bocths will Le rt quirt J, and anyone
can be voted for without any ref. recce
as to when or how he became a candidate
a :.d Uie balioits can be counted without
anv reference to tte new law.
Tte judges of . election will have no
supervikion over the kind of ballots used
and it would proi ab'.y be necessary to
have a separate tai!ot box in orJ.r to
avoid all confusion Sec. 1 of the reform
ballot Uw cxprest-ly excludes from its
operation the election cf trustees of
schools and leaves that election to be
conducted, so far ss possible as though
such law had never been passed.
Thiid. Astowjmcn voting at elec
tions for school officers Mr. Sturgeon
stales that the act attempting to confer
that r:ght is a remarkable jumble of
words and is of very doubtful meaning.
It is a curious fi&ture, continues be,
that the act refers to article 7 of the
constitution of 1S70 as tbe source of pow
er for its enac'men., and that only such
womtn shall vote t axe mentioned in tbe
three clauses namei: in said article which
is substantially as follows.
"Every person aaving resided in this
state one year, in tie county 90 days and
in the election district 3D days, wbo was
an elector in this sute on th; first day of
April, or obtained a certificate of
naturalization befo:e any court or record
in the state prior tc the first day of Jan
uary, 1870. or who shall be a maie citizen
of the Voited State above the ace of 21
years shall be enti led to vote at such
An elector on the 1st day of ApriLl!4S,
was a white male citizen and it can hard
ly be contended that there is now living,
or was living at the time of the passage
of the act, aey white male woman.
Under the second clause it is possible
and probable that se me women of foreign
birth obtained natmaliztion papers from
a court of record pvior to Jan. 1, 1S70.
and if such there be, it is possible that
under the act in question, they my be
allowed to vote, but it would seem prepos
terous that the legis atnre had this class
of women in view ic the passage cf such
act to the exclusion of native born worr
ea. Under tbe third and only other provi
sion of act 7 of the I'.onstitution, like un
to tbe first, there is no room for argu
ment, because, such clause requires trt
the voter shall be a nale citizen of the
Uaited States above the ase of 21 years
It will scirce'y bj contended that a
woman miy vote under this clause.
Therefore, if the law is good for anything
it includes only such women of foreign
birth 8 obtained na nralizition in some
court of record pr ior to the 1st day of
Jan.. 1370. This v as th? limit of the !
power of the legislature in the premises,
and to bold that the intention of the leg
Mature in tbe passajre of this law. was
simply to permit wo nen to vote of fore
iga birth and who obtained naturaliza
tion as aforesaid, an 1 to exclude ail other
women from voting s exceedingly ridic
olons. I am there'e re of the opinion
ai.i.:.. ii.ve-itrsl end the pmtit
cinl- witLdi-Mvn st arv time.
a ah-u ;ii low est rat s.
it A lu"ALP:-Oi;, Secretary.
- -,. 4. 1 and b Xaeoclc Temple,
E2st Line cf
CAEPET5 PM FURNITURE
and beat line of
:-' ::" THREE C.TIE.
,6. 0. BUCZSTAEDT,
a: d 1311 Second Ave.
;t- beginning to find
-foratrd chamber sets
"i more than p'aio
rood sets, either of
twelve ydeces includ-
" s 1 'I1 ir, f jr $4.C0; without
i. Of course I Lave
r. orvVjgUy decorated
' ( -ourivery much more.
"Se (hir Beta ora rrnnA
J'oq inteefeted in spoons?
that the act wholly fnils of its nnrnose.
and that b-n-.strintion of tte power to
give tbe right to women to vte as lim
ited by the constitution makes the law
nugatory ard uet-les-a for all practical
purposes atd in its spirit and terms rs in
direct "contreveniioo of article 7 of the
coosdtu'ion of 1S70. consequently void.
This view disposes of the tne question of
reKUtrtiiou as a woman could not vote if
In further reference to said law it will
be seen in one provision it limits women's
right to vo'e to the school district in
wtiich she restdes, and for "officers of
sch'Xls" while tbe act 'in general seems
to imply that she may vote tor all school
officer- in a sepre ballot box. If elec
tion d stricts aid school districts were
identical, the connundrum as to where a
woman might vote would be easily solved.
To say that the set implies election dis
tricts when it ores tte term school dis
tricts is to put into the act by interpreta
tion acd conclusions that which is not
there. And if women can vote only in
the srhool district in which the resiles, n
necessarily follows that she cn vote only
for school director, they boir the rfy
scbool efficers elected in scbeol districts,
but it is useless for me to point out far
ther the difficulties in the way of the en
forcemeotof this law. It "seems to be.
outside cf thecon-titutiocai ovj-ctions, a
law uncertain in i's language, difficult to
At the called ioint mee'ing cf tbe Mo
line W. C. T. U. and the Equal SuQrape
association hel l at S!rs. J. C. Wright's
in Molioe Tuesday af;ernooa, there were
present in the T-eigbVrhood t f 40 Uriies.
Mrs. J, C. 'Writhr, president of tie E. S.
A., rrts d -d, and Mrs. B. H. Q lick acted
as secretary. Mr?. M E. Metzgar stated
the object r.f the meeting to be to canvass
the subject cf the rights and privileges of
the ladies at :he coming tcbool election,
and to ir.f ke inquiry and compare co'cs
as to what couid and should be eloce.
Afcer these matters bad been canvassed,
the ladies decided on nominating a ticket
to be vo'.td on at the school election to te
held Saturday, April 9. to fill the vacan
cies caused by the expiration of tbe terms
of W. C. BenDett. president, and Messrs.
John Swats n, J. V. Warr and J. M.
Donahey. m-mbtrs cf the board of educa
tion. The ladius' reset ws icf.de up es
President W C. B-.-nnett.
Mem be s Mrs. J. M. G.ull. and
Vesrs. J. V,". Varr and W. W. Wells
It was dtci led thtt there should ba a
coiarsittee of iree in each ward to in
terest the ladies in the ejection, ar.d to
ost them on their duties aad their
privileges in regard thereto.
The Dispuch holds that women will
not huve to bs r2jistere1 to vate at the
school elecii'is; that they can vote for
school trusts: on town mee'.iag day. that
foreign born women mustba csturaliz.'d
ani that they wi 1 not be forced to vote
by tl;e Austra iai system, this ail un
der tLe act of the legis!atre referred to
in the opinions spok-n of above.
THE 1JAEF.LL OUTLOOK.
It ll Mot What Wa far.
Bat wht Hood's SursapsrilW does, that
makes it sell, and bas given it snch a firm
and lastine hold unon the cnnnAmm nt
the people. Tbs voluntary statemsnts
of thousands of sesnla rmw hovnnri
question that this preparation possesses
vocuerem mea.cinai power.
Hold's Pills cure ennarinatinn hi
storing tbe ptristahic action -t the ali
mentary canal. They are the best family
"What's the matter with
mie?" '-Papa, my po-po-pony htscu cu-cuttisfo-
t. -Phaa! don't yon fret,
pap ha cot a hott! nt hi
Tbe next, a ay Tommy rede seven long
"oes. i;niv iwenlv.fivp .nu i
J- E- Montrose, Maosc-r.
n1y One P rfr.rni:ir.ce In Pock IHnd,
Friday, March 11.
The Faunas Frnri;.'.
1 SADIE HASSOIN"
W;rh iliL'.r Kxtenrive Company, jiri-siT.tiiig
the Evcr'artlnj Sncco.-,
"NOBODY'S CLAIM '
L ki wine, :t grows viilhaje."' Cti:ca.-
ST1 71 Jhe ftopendom acetic snrpnn .
U i "ho amazing eqaite art..r, . ano- "
It ll th.- tictiin? ra Iroad i-ffect
MJ Tae big city show and be sarii-fl J.
Spiiia! Prc8-4V SO and 7Sc. Sears ti K; at
IlsrjuT nou-e j baniiuoy March M.
a:i Krieht a it Kiiht l,r What
Will Moltnr l -) lVnat It Alt
Will thi twin-city ball team fail after
That is tte question which is bothering
the Rjck Island enthusiasts who have de
voted their time and labor to advance the
base ball matter thus far. As far as Rock
Island is concerned, it hfsdone its duty,
but Moline isdiscouraeingly lukewarm on
the base ball question. The time in
which to act. howevtr, is becoming more
limited and those in Rock Island who
have advanced the twin-city team, have
arrived at the coeclusion that thers can
be no longer delay. Moline has been
notified that if the twit -city movement is
to be a go, that city must make a showing
by tonight when a meeting of tbe stock
holders will be teid at the H irper acd de
cision be made as te whether the club :s
a go cr not. A Rock Island gen:ka:an
who has interested himself considerably
in the matter stated this morning that it
looked very much to him as if tbere wouid
be no base bal in tte twinscities from a
troftssiona! standpoint this season. The
stocth jlelsrs at their meeting tonight wi!':
decide the matter.
As the c'ut w9 expected to proves
valuable auxiliary to the Twin-City
Columbian enterprise, whose grounds it
was to use, the collapse of tcis feature
wuld be very much regretted.
The comiitlee which has been looking
after base ba'l interests in Moline got to
work lodT, and it is learned late ih's
afternoon that they have about $700 in
sight with promise of thousand. That's
uriis Opera House,
THURSDAY, MARCH 10.
T . n;"-t ritit:c prdiictiou eTernin
Miss Hcsatsl Mcrrison
In Her.tr C DeVilic's ral:;ic pici-Ta or !:.'c
on The rait,
Tiie Banger Signal '
'The Wnn:. r'nt Locoiaot.v
I Tne Si:iw l'im.
J, T-.e "r.ri ii ball Tra.c,
j The Ka? Fr'::t
.T!ie Trlfgrph Offi e.
The K.nh: f the Cr.r-n-BalI Tra:n-a Train
1 n It-ci loi g ar.1 lTa f.-tl hii:ii crossiLC Ihe
P.: rs !. '..-. SO ard 2T, rent'. Seats on
sale UfS..:iy. Man. 1.5. at K.nkc".
Burtis Opsra House,
CHAS. T- EINDT3Ianager.
OXS NIGHT ONL7.
Wednesday Eve., ETarcH 16
J jj-.j h Artiiar" nistlugcishei Cjme.'j D.-ama,
'It wiil never wear cut."'
The Greatest Sacci s of tne Pat Decade.
A fornpnte Pr.-kiacrioo in Every Detail.
See th Lltlli Ba.l 3!ickWonJir.
TJe Grcit Parbecae Seen?,
The Kt:n2 Sua Itwrjrs Bind
Rnrw-Ti.- Saw Mill ix Fcll Or4Tioy.
P. ice 51 i. SI. 00. Ti. 50 ar.d IV S-at !'
Mjndny. Marca 11. at FInic'a. Tclephoae Xto. 2i,
2 1 Sheet
:o ?f lct 'rem. Wfcy pay an cent
:o SI O" f"r whijb roa can
pet Iir 10 cells at
i C. C. TAYLOR,
ilTIT Second Avenoe.
To lb. PcbUe
Prof. H. Ilirr-cberg. the well known
optician f C29 Olive street, Bt. Loui.
wishes to inform his many friends and
patrons of Rock Inland and vicinity th&t
r e will be at the store of his agent. T. II.
Thomas. April 7, 8 and 9 and adj jst bis
celebrated diamond and non-changeable
spectacles and eye-glasses to all in need
Examination of eyes free cf charge.
Notice ia hereby given that the town
ship collector is obliged to return his
books to the c uoty collector cot later
than tbe 20 Ji inst., after which date
costs will be adde L Office with Hare.
& Donaldson, Masonic Temple block.
Office open evenings. W. T. Sugdex,
"Tou can't com: it," said , a customer
to a drjgit who endeavored to palm off
his wn mixture when Dr. Bull's Cough
Si r up was asked for, and Bull's he gel.
Price 25 cents.
d ti Ci Ei
Did you guass it ?
It Aleans for Ease
mttk stel M wiwwd mtm f i sk' Hi at tarn
" tl JWTWTl i W "
If the lines in t'uis diamond Cirure lo not
appear equally black in ait the (liferent
meridians, it indicates a defjet cf eight
ikit causes nervous heal-acbe and should
be ccrroctei once. Eyvs tted fre.;.
H. 0. F0LS0M,
Jeweler and O ptician.
JAHNS & BERTELSEN,
,vctiT if 'i.?-'7-'mT--- 3J$f
Tinware And TJousk Furnishino Goods.
1812 SECOND AVENUE,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL
Rubber Boot and Shoe Sale !
Help us make room at
Central Shoe Stor
Men's H p and Sporting Boots $3.00
" Saort Boots 2 30
Buckle Arctics 1.15
S A. Ala'kis 75
" Imitation Sandals (Rubbers) 50
" K A. " " ri5
' S A. Clogs 50
Women's Croquet Rublers .30
M'sses' " " 25
Chills' " " 22
Bovs' Rubber Boots 2 (Hi
" Arctic 0O
" Dull Finish Overs .4'
" Rubbers 40
These are all first quality goods. Seconds are 10
oer cent cheaper.
Harper House Block.
We Test tlie Eye Free of Charge !
And invite all persons needing spectacles to call and try
- our new system of fitting the eye.
We Guarantee Satisfaction in Every Case.
CALL AND SEE US!
T. H. Thomas,
Druggist and Optician
We caacot reach all, but hope to reach ycu by this
UBIDERHXEjL & GLASS,
IF you ar hurgry giv us a call at Second avenue,
next v.ocr e-aet of Loosley'a erocke' store.
A frceh liue of tobacco and cigars always on hand.
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder.
Oice uni Bhcp Comer Seventeenth bt. . . T?irIr Tclonr-i
and deventb Avenue, A-J- ISianG.
FBfAll ktnis of carpenter work a rpedaitr. Pteca and ertlmatss for ait kinie or bcSAlnn
rsra:acej oo arnieanoa.
We begin to take stock, and in order to reduce
it we will this week make BIG CUTS.
From all purchases of $1 and
over we wiil d?ouct
Per Cent. j
Come now acd gave money.
la this department we wnidixauctf jour p
Bibles It) percent
Atbams... K percent
Stationery 91 per.ce&t
Black Book? 13 oer cent
Jarecilea 40 per cent
t ictare Frame, CaVr-rt.-.K per cent
Picture Fraoug, to orotr. W per'ceat
GEORGE H. KINGSBURY.
1703 and 1705 Second avenae.