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for any one who wishes
;' Manufactured only by the
JFORNSA FIG SYRUP CO.,
SAS FtlANCISCO, CAL.
ISVILLE. KY. NEW YORK. K. X
T. B. ItKIDY.
.t I.vr.de building, cronnd
lull .Sc I ynce lu.nk.
Discussions Attendant Upon Last
Ji,;ht's Council Meeting.
The Fire and Police Alarm System
Brlrlc Crossing;. The Jewell
Filter Other natters.
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Best Line of
UPETS AND FURNITURE
Aw !U Isr.L'cst and beat Hue of
IN THE TIIIIEE C.TIE.
G. 0. HUCKSTAEDT,
309 asd 1811 Second Ave.
Glass f ,i the table.
ave just received a supply
season's shapes and
nitun berry sets, four piece
;-ut, sugar, creamer and
'Wrij. bawls and other table
a5p which include many
:";ks both pretty and cheap.
WUSS 13 1nrf lnl avl-rr -r-rott-rr
table in spring and sum-
Ji and Bee it?
you like to
G. M. Loosley.
tecrlbe for Stock
the Second aerieR nf th
01Ile BnilrlTIO' QTirl T.nn Aaan.
un, of Hock Island.
4 8afrr and betteT invpnrTnpnr
SD Government Wnno "ha.
r9e loans are made only
-"-siaoiiBhed values and it
9 Hiort iViot, . .,-
jn i . " mice uuico ao
actl interest besides the
onnt invested and the profits
iL ?'ulldrawn at any time.
w uuueu at lowest rate
R. A. DONALDSON, Secretary.
lv j o aanisi'VBii.ia.
There were a number of matters of im
portance before the aldermen for action
at last n ght'a session of the municipal
Aid. Corken of the fire and light com
mittee reported that the alarm system
that hal been cantracted for with the
Gamewi 11 alarm company was unsatis
factory. It had been misrepresented by
that coiapany when it was first put in.
and had not been in working order as
much 88 two weeks at any one time
since it was first introduced. The com
mittee recommend that the company be
instructed to take out the system, and
the matter was laid over until the next
meeting. lie also submitted a recom
mendation from the chief of the fire de
partment that firemen be given a cloth
ing allcwanct of f?G 25 per month, and
this together with a recommendation
that the captain and drivers of the fire
department be allowed an additional f 5
per nu nth wss referred to the fire and
Aid. Kennedy presented a resolution
providing that six brick crossings three
feet wi le be laid in each ward to be dis
tributed under the supervision of
a'.dermcn of the respective wards,
the resolution was adopted.
A re-ort from Aid. Kennedy on the
terms c f purchasing a steam roller for
work in the city was made, and a pre
vious report that had been laid on the
table was called up by Aid. Huesing and
adopte 1. including the new terms
A petition from business men asking
that the tridce on Fourteenth avenue be
raised "0 grade to peimit the desired ex
tensiot of the Elm street electric line to
Thirty-eighth street, was read. The
prayer of the petition was unanimously
g'ante 1 and the ordinance committee in
structtd to draft an ordinance for the
A pt-tiiion from the Geiser Manufactu
ring Company to be given permission to
erect a frame building on the lot recently
purchased by it on Nineteenth street be
tween First and Second avenue was read
and the prayer of the petition was grant
ed. The building will be covered with
corrugated iron and coaled with ore
One of the most surprising incidents
was the communication from O. II
Jewell, of the Jewell Filter company, who
trtctei the filter which was Congress
man lien T. Cable's L'ift to the city. It
will ba remembered that according to the
tirms of Mr. Caole's original purchase of
the filter which he presented to the city
as a y-w Year's gift Jan. 1, 1891, the ia
pacitj was guaranteed to be 2,000,000
gallot s in 24 hours, but while the plant
was in course of construction Mr. Jewell
stated that the consumption of water in
Rock Island had so increased that the
plant would filter not to exceed 1,500,000
galloi s per day. After the filter had
been erected, and its deficiency demon
stratel, Mr. Jewell attempted to have the
council provide an additional filter, but
that 1 ody realized that it would be a
shameful discourtesy to Mr. Cable, the
generous donor, who was then abroad, to
interf ere with his transaction with Mr.
Jewell, and the latter then wrote Mr.
Cable a sort of polite bluff intimating that
utiles ( he would increase the capacity of
the ti ter the council woi:ld. To this Mr
Cable replied that he had no idea that the
citv of Rock Island would show him the
discourtesy to interfere with his contract
with the Jewell company until such time
as the writer had displayed an unwilling
ness to do all that was necessary to insure
the plant being to the city all that it was
expected to be. On Mr. Cables return
to this country and finding that the ca
pacity of the filter had been overesti
mated, he at once arranged with Mr.
Jewe 1 to enlarge the same at an expense
almoit equal to the original cost in
order to insure a capacity of 2,000,000
gallons. The improvement was made,
but i till the plant proves inadequate to
do U e work expected of it 3,000,000
galloas. Now comes Mr. Jewell with
a let.er to the mayor in which he says
the plant is still too small and wants to
know if the city will take measures to
enlarge it. He said that he had been
led ty Mr. Cable to believe in a recent
interview with Mr. Cable that if the plant
were to be further enlarged it would
have to be done by the city of Bock
Island. He holds that further filters are
need 3d. He thinks that four more tubs
are necessary and that they should be
put in immediately, aB tne washing is
neceisary much oftener than was origi
nally anticipated and that the required
capacity owing to Rock Island's manu
factory interests is nearer 8,000.000 gal
lons a day than 1,500,000, and that the
greatest consumption is between 7 a. m.
and 6 p.m. He wants to put in four
mors filters, or to double the present ca
pacity, which would also vastly improve
the quality without the use of alum or
other coagulant, and it would then be
clear and suitable for domestic ua with
out additional expense. There is cer
tain j tometniDg very, peculiar about If r.
Jewell's disposition in the filter matter.
Mr. Cable has promptJy complied with
all Sir. Jewell's suggestions as to im
proving the filter system with which he
presented the city, and if the plant now
established fails to do the work expected
of it either because of lack of capacity or
deficiency in filtering process, it is due
either to an error in judgment on Mr.
Jewell's part or a failure to do as he
promised. And if Mr. Cable has
refused to have anything more to do
with Mr. Jewell on the subject, it is be
cause he is disgusted, and who can
blame him? The fitter plant he generous
ly gave the city as a present, and if it is
not what it was expected to be Mr. Cable
ought to have some recourse. It cer
tainly does not come with good grace
for Mr. Jewell to be running
to the council and asking it to supple
ment a gift irom a public spirited citi
zen, which had within legs than six
months been enlarged by the generous
donor to meet the suggestions of Mr.
Jewell. The committee to whom it was
reported cannot d otherwise in respect
to Mr. Cable, than report Mr. Jewell's
correspondence to him without comment.
TERROR IN A TEXT.
CALLED TO ORDER,
The Kepublican National Con
FASSETT TEMPORARY (IIAIRMIX.
The Convention Takes Two Minntm
to Cheer far Blaine Though 111 ar
rlan'a Xante wm Mentioned
First The Prneeedlnzs.
A Panle at the ttnifle Show I.ant Meht
The circu tents pitched in the Daven
port pasture on Stventeenth street, was
the scene of wild confusion when the
storm came up last uight. The tent be
gan to sway in the wind and the crowd
inside thinking it was going over, made a
rush for the entrance and caused a stam
pede. A number of children were caught
in the jam and several were badly
Mrs. J. C. Johnson, an aged lady, fell
down and bad her hands badly bruised
before she could regain her feet.
Louis Swathwood, the 11-year old son
of D. W. Swathwood and wife, 734
Fourteenth and-a-half street, was caught
in the rush and carried along. He was
terribly fqueezed and was finally picked
up and taken to the residence of Henry
Lemburg where be wa? cared for and
afterward removed to his home. Dr.
Comegys attended the little fellow and
found him injured internally though
nothing serious it is th'uht will result.
A number of ladies and children were
knocked down in the mad rush and were
bespattered with mud and dirt, but no
other injuries have been reported.
Large numbers or panic stricken peo
ple rushed into the houses of the neigh
borhood to avoid the storm and consid
erable excitement prevailed. it is re
ported that one man was robbed of his
wallet and another of his gold watch in
the rush. Ic is fortunate that
no serious results occurred, and
the incident is an indication of
the dangers of patronizing shows of this
character, which come without reputa
tion and with no assurance that they arc
worth a cent.
It Ivor l(il-rs.
The Kit Carson brought down 1C and
Irene D. eight strings of logs. The
Btader, Verne Swain, Pilot and Lumber
Boy came down and the Irene D., Bea
dcr, Ben Hershey. Verne Swain atd
Pilot passed up.
The Pittsburg came down this morn
ing on her way to St. Luis.
The stage of water at the Rock Island
bridge at noon today was 11:45 and the
IcoiIe Who Throw Pennies Away.
Have you ever picked up ,i penny on the
street? If so, you probably hare not,
stopped a minute to think how the copper
com came to te lymi; there. It probably
never entered your mind that the former
owner of that penny threw it away pur
posely. Your natural conclusion nfter find
ing the coin was that some one bad acci
dentally dropped it.
It is a fact that Chicago has many men
whose superstition takes the form of re
garding the possession of copper coins o
unlucky. These men will never keep a
copper in their pockets if they can help
themselves, for which newsloys are pro
foundly grateful. Should a stray penny
find its way into the clothes of tliesesuper
Btitious creatures it is quickly flung away
with a sigh of relief.
This habit is common among politicians,
speculators, gamblers of the ordinary kind,
actors and some business men who would
rather lose a good dinner than be among
thirteen at the table. These men who
look u (Kin the despised but useful copper
as a "hoodoo" are the same men whocarry
the left hind foot of a rabbit, a horse chest
nut or other supposed charm iu their vest
pocket to ward off the evii genius known
as bad luck. Chicago Tribuue.
Minneapolis June 7 The republican
national convention was called to order
at 12:31 p. m. by J. S. Clarkson, chair
man of the republican national commit
tee. J. Stoat Fassett was elected tem
porary chairman by acclamation amid
great applause, the Harrison men hav
ing agreed at the last moment to make no
Rev. Dr. William Brush chancellor of
Dakota university was introduced and led
Call of the states delegates was then
commenced, and the chairman of each
announced his de'egation. Alabama
presented a contest. McKtnley of Ohio
and Quay of Pennsylvania were cheered
as they presented their respective delegates .
Chairman Fdssetl's speech was entbus'
as ically applauded. It is ap iropriate, I e
said, that the republicans should hold
their convention in a hall devoted to the
exhibition of the product of the protected
American industry. As he mentioned
the heroes of the party their names were
wildly greeted. He mentioned Garfield,
Logan, and then pausing a moment con
tinued Harrison and Blaine witha rising
inflection on Blaine. The convention
went into ecstacics and cheered for two
minutes. Chairman Fassett referred elc
quently to 6X-Speaker Reed. The con
vention grew wildly enthusiastic and Mr.
Reed, who was sitting behind the chair
man under ihe gallery, was forced to
rise and smile acknowledgement.
Chairman Fassett concluded bis speech
ami I great applause and there were calls
for Reed . The chairman replied "Thom
as B. Reed." Reed toon the platform
and spoke in a witty manner. Calls for
Ingalls and McKinley followed.
Charles W. Johnson of Minnesota was
elected temporary secretary.
Immediately upon adjournment the
committee w.ll proceed to effect a perma
The convention adjourned until 10
o'clock tomorrow morning.
Xotiee to Water Consumer.
The semi-annual water rent from
May 1 to November 1, 1S92, is due
and becomes delinquent after the first
day or June, lt9s. Patrons are re
quested to mice pajment to the un
dersigned and save cost.
Collector of Water Rents.
Practical Fire Extingniiiher.
A method lias been devised for extin
guishing fires by the effect of the fire it
self, aided by the operation of electricity.
A chemical generator of sufficient capacity
is first provided, and from this pipes are
carried into each room in the building.
Attached to the ceiling of the room is a
jar, in which acid is stored and inside of
which a cartridge is placed. An open cir
cuit battery is used. The thermostat in
each room is set at any desired degree, say
at 80 degs. In case of fire the mercury
rises to this figure and the circuit is closed.
This explodes the cartridge in the jar, a
valve drops and the chemicals are precipi
tated tnto the room through a aeries of
There is also in connection with this de
vice a system of dry pipes, and if it be
found that the chemicals will not extin
guish the fire, an officer on the outside of
the building can determine by the enu
merator in which room the fire is located,
and by turning a switch can flood the
room. Xew York Telegram.
I used three bottles of "Mother's
Friend," and when I was sick I Lever
went to bed until 12:30, and my boy was
born at 3 a. m. with scarcely any pain.
I will do all I can In recommending it to
expectant mothen. Tour thankful friend,
Mas. B. F. Wjlltkehus.
Marion. O., Sept., 1890. .
Sold by Hart & BaheseaV '. ' '
HonH of Veteran l.nranipment.
Tickets at half rates via the Burlington
route will be sold on account of the grand
annual encampment of the Sons of Vet
erans to be held at Bushnell, 111., June
20. Do not fail to see this very interest
Are rou troubled with any skin disor
der? Hot Spring Skin Salve is al tht
the name implies. The salts from the
evaporated waters are em'od:ed in the
composition, and it should be used wher
ever a salyc or ointment is necessary,
For sale by all druggists. Hartz & Bal.n
fen, wholesale agents.
"There was an o'd man of Tobago,
livd ou rice, gruel and sag.." be had
n ea(tath a so bad. After he ui-td a bottle
of Salvation Oil, he could eat roast beef
and plum puddiug all right.
Owing to the continued ram and nnf .vorable
w atherof last week, we will repeat our tale of
A certain favarahle wiww nnitv l.st ri.K... ,n
bny a larjre stock of ilk mitts was eagerly
"snapped" np by u and we now flr.d ourselve in
pon tion to throw on the market the l-rijen. bet
and cheap t lot of mitts ever placed it one tale
in iuie nrciiuu.
Black lac3 m'tts at 7
worth three time.)
50 dozen black silk mitts at liceMa-Cthor nnxht
to be worth at least three times )
SOdczen silk mit s at 2
wortn less than 35 cents )
85 dozen black silk tnitt at 2 cents a na'r
Ijou can't match them for double.)
100 dozen silk mitts 5 stil.-sl at ;s rpnt. a niiir
match any of ttera If yon can.
2!3 dozen silk mitts diffe-ent prices SOc. Sic
35c, 3bc, 44, 44c. 4Hc and 50c, any one of which we
mow juu as strong, leaaing trade firawers.
Children's mitts at 7 and 12- a.d un to S"u n rnir
"which we show as genninc bireains.
We caii specia' attention to to lines of th
celebrated "Kayser" patent finger tip glomes,
three ply or triiile ende, never wear out.
of the season prolongs yonr opportneity perhaps;
for another week. Had the weather of last week
been at all seasonable, lucre would not have beea
a single piece left of the great bargains we offered
In onr nrderwear.
departmtnt. We refer of course among other
items to the ladies' Jersey ribbed vests at4c. The
fine ribbed Jersey veMs at 8c, also the shape
body vests at 8c.
We found one case which had been ovetlookei
entirely, and we can offer it complete. They are
an excellent quality ribbed vests, f jnc.y co'ore.l,
she'l stitching around the neck, which we pnt ont
at 10 eich.
One case clo e Imitation lisle vests, coloredshell
st;tched neck trimming, this let goes at 14c each.
Ilundn ds of dczens 'adit s' vests all qualities
finer and better. Every grace for Misses and
Children froaj lowest to medium quality.
In men's and bovs' shirts and drawers we have
a sp'endid assortment.
We alro show several grades of ladies' gauze
and ribhed union suits at vcy attractive I tiuot.
to select from. Why pay 40 cents
to $1.0(1 for which you can
get for 10 cents at
C. C. TAYLOR,
1717 SecoLd Avenne.
1 o call your attention to a few facts :
Tour eyesight is priceless the eyes need good
care; improper spectacles are usurious, jou
should rot trnst your eyesight to irresponsible
peddleri of cheap spectacles.
H D. FOLSOM
Is a Practical Optician, and will take pains to
properly fit your eyea for eery defect of vision
and will guarantee a perfect fit in every ewe.
tf . was aiWJy ta M 10 (wAm. SMkaWMtflHl
MMUlHanMM ss gif ntr mmims
If the lines in this diamond figure do not
appear equally black in all the different
meridians, it indicates a defect of sight
that causes nervous head-ache and should
bo corrected tt once. Lyes tested free
H. D. I0LS0M,
Jeweler and Optician. .
1720, 1722 and 1724 Second Avenue.
The Reasons Why the
CENTRAL SHOE STORE
Is the place to buy your shoes:
W e can show you the largest and most complete stockin
different styles and prices in the three cities,
A few of our leaders:
Children's Shoes, 25, 30 and 50 cents.
Childi en's Tip Shoes 95 cents.
Children's School Shoes 75 cents.
Women's Serge Buskins 40 cents.
Women's Oxfords at all prices.
We have thd best and most stylish $3 cloth top ladies'
shoe that can be produced. Also the largest line of men's
3 shoes. We are headquarters for the celebrated mule
skin shoes. Remember the place,
Harper House Block.
1S18 Second Avenue.
Claybank, Minn., May 8, 1892..
T. H. THOMAS, D-iuggist, Rock Island, 111.,
Dear Sir: I have used your Pills for the
last 8 months and find I have been benefit
ed by them more than any others and find
myself greatly indebted to you for my health.
Therefore, I remain yours most sincerely.
Claybank, Goodhue County, Minn.
Adams Wall Paper Co.
J. C.FADAMS. Pres.
W. L- EYSTHR, S
For all Kindsfcf
STORES -Eock Island, Moline, Davenport, Beynolds.
PATENTED MAY 20
Tie Ropes Never Slip. Ho Knots to Ta
Hammock size plate or screw, 15 cents. Co'.hes line aizss per pair, 15 cecfe
... GEORGE H. KINGSBURY, Sole Age!
1708 &d 1705 Second Tenae
Telephone No 1816.