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test's Shameful Manner of Using
le Fir; rues the City and Then In
viten the 1'ouncll IO Mr nil a Coin -mlttee
One of the most shameful pieces of
politick skullduggery that has ever been
perpeirattd on the Rock Island cily
sounci' was that which Ex-Congressman
Seat succeeded in carrying through last
aight, in the shape of a resolution, un
loubtedly originating with Qest himself,
inviting the council to send a committee
to him to settle damage?, which he al
leges are due him from the city, but
which he has presented no proof of in any
shape that the city owes him. The res
olution was presented by Aid. Evans, nd
itrange to say it passed, though it is due
Jo the coujcil to say that the aldermen
did not fully realize the full force of the
cteme that was being worked upon
them Two of the aldermen, both re
publicans at that, strenuously opposed
the res olntlon Aid. Knox .and Sehroe
ier, both of whom held that Gest had es
tablished no claim as due him from the
city; that hi had simply set up a claim
which he had not proven and that it was
a cheeky proceeding for h m to come in
now aud attempt to use the council to
smooth over his suit against the eity for
pure.j political reasons. Both these
aldermen were opposed to compromise
in any orm They believed Mr. Gest
had no ground on suing the city, and
Jhat the city should stand its ground and
ascertain whether it was right or wrong
;it.e public street improvements which
8est had taken advantage of to cxict
money fiom taxpayers. As Aid Knox
itated Mr. Gest had sued the city and he
should stand on the outcome of it. Now
that he was anxious to tquare things
3imply because he might receive a re
publican nomination for contrress was no
reason why the city council. 'supposed
to guard the interests of the city, should
Sect a compromise with him. It was
charged that this resolution had origina
ted with Gest. and that he had seen his
mistake iu Itting the city and was now
nx ol? to have it expunged from'.the re
cords by means of a settlement.
Aid. Evans declared that Gest had
jot'fling to do with the resolution he had
Introduced, aod ho thereupon tore it up
Aid Oorktn took the position that he
as not in fnvor of the compromise for
Mr. Gesl's bentfil but for the city's, ard
that if a committee goine to him could
secure a withdrawal of the svlit, he would
lavor it .
The resolution as presented by Aid.
Svan was. however, passed in tattered
.orm. Aldl Kiox and Schroder voting
m the negative, and a committee- was ap
pointed to wait on Mr. Gest.
The Aug i thinks the council made a
mistake in making any overtures to Gest.
It should have retained a position of ab
solute defense, and any overtures of
settlen.int thould have come from Gest
rather than the cry. Gest's suit was
simply a par' of his conduct toward ad
after his overwhelming defeat two years
ago. Before his return from Washing
ton he neddied it about that ae had
been defeated by an ungrateful cor.stitu
ency. Wnen he came back he sulked at
everybody. He forcot all pa-t honors
sxtended him, manifested a vindictive
spirit toward all, including the city, a
indicated in bia suit, the only one that
has been the outgrowth of our public
street improvements, whereas other prop
erty holders have suffered more or fully
as much as Gest, but they were too pub
lie spirited, and thought too much of the
city and its tax-payers to ask damages
Gest has BO claim against the city ; .h
nas simply made one and the council
cannot in justice to our tax-payers ac
cept any compromise on a report entailing
the p!iy:ng of one cent to Gest on th
basi.i of a claim of his own setting up
It should refuse to make any dicker wit
him until he .staMi h d his cii-im. Th
only retort it can approve, now that
has gi ne this far, is one that G-3St has
withdrawn his suit entire If he
auxious to mi.ke such a move he shou
have been man enough to have gone t
the couruhoufic where he filed it an
take it out.
C, It. I. I. K. R.
Half fur. to attend the national demo
cratic convention at Chicago, June 21
Ticke'.p on sale Judc- 16 to 20, an
gooii ro return mm juiy 'i rite any
ucket gtnt or the oreat Jtocfe Isiand
Jtoute for full particulars.
JffO. Sebastian, G. T. & P. A.
Found i pug dog, check number 23.
Owner ca 1 at Ahgus office.
Rev. F W . Merrell went to Bloom-
ington yesterday on business.
Two solicitors wanted at once, ladies
or gentlemen. Call at Commercial hotel.
Wax beans, home grown turnips acd
all kinds of vegetables at W. A. Ehleb's.
Not ex lensive but very neat, white
canvass Otford ties for ladies. M. & K.
You car find them at the M. & K. la
ies' white canvass ties with white kid
Daniel Mowrey and wife of Richland
Grove, Henry county, were in the city
II C. J hnson of Mobile, Alabama, is
n the city on an extended visit to
Now, in fact, the latest agony, those
canvass low shoes for ladies, with white
kid trim mi ip, at M. & K.
Choice meats at H. Treman Sons.
Try our br ind of smoked meats. 1700
Third avenje. Telephone 1103
Lost- N'-cktie-pin in the form of a
cross set w th pearls. The fineler will be
rewarded by returning same to this office
C. P. Alljrton of Dcs Moines is in the
city for a Can days' visit. lie is looking
about ar,d may possibly locate in bu
Chas. Po lard of the 0. Bit) had
the index tii get of bis right hand smashed
ast night s that he will be disabled for
President K R Cubic of the C. R. I. &
P., was in .he city today to attend the
meeting of 'he stockholders of the Rock
Isknd & Pe ria.
Henry Carter has sold out his drug
business at Albany and will shortly go
on the road in the interests of Paynes
Dr W. A. Paul and wife have left for
the east on i.n extended trip. The doc
tor will atterd the convention of Homeo-.
patlrsts at Washington, D. C.
Proposals for tearing down and re
moving the material of the old Daven
port Homest -ad are invited by Huber &
Ptetz Apt ly to John Peetz
Chorus of the Six Hundred will have
the first rehearsal at Broadway Presby
terian church, on Thursday evening. Let
all the singer? rally. All singers are in
An excursion from points east along
the C, R. I.ftP, came in this morning
and was taken on a trip up the river by
the Steamer Josephine and returned this
Julius and Emil Svensen, aged respect
ive'.y, 16 and 14, were drowned in Mud
Creek near Eanahue, on the Davenport
and Caimar i ivision of the C. M &, St.
The Andrews op;ra compmy opened
i'S season of summer opera at the Bur
tia at Davenport last evening in "Dor-
othy." The )ivenport papers speak in
high praise of the company.
The a'.umn reception which was to
have been held at the High school assem
bly linll last evening was prevented by
th- storm and will be held tonight. A
members seein ' this not:ce will confer a
favor by infor.niug others.
The Trinity Church Improvemcn
giiild with hold a linen sale with tea am
wifers at Mrs. Gen. William Hoffman's
r sidence Saturday afternoon, June It1
Fine musi. , wi:h ice cream, strawberries
and cake for sale. Everybody invited.
Nearly all ihe C, R I. & P. trains
troth from the t ast and west were delayed
from one to tw) hours last night on ac
count of the heavy rain. No washouts
occurred, the time being lost in running
slow al.mg the line.
Messrs. Orrin Leonard and Frank Mix
terltft last evening for Des Moines
whence they g. to northern Iowa on a
comes however, it is unnecessary to state
it will find a multitude awaiting it in Rock
Fred Hass this morning called on Col.
A. R. Buffington relative to the interpre
tation of a clause in his order as to
bicycle riding on the bridge which the
guards had construed to prohibit wheel
men passing vehicles on the bridge, thus
rendering the use of wheels on the bridge
practically out of tbe question. Col.
Buffington expressed surprise that such a
construction should be placed on his or-
lcr by the guards, and said he would see
that they understood it differently. He
realized, he sai.l, that no one could ride
a bicycle at the slow pa;e of ordinary
earns, and that passing teams was not
prohibited, the only requirement being
that wheelmen aeep off the walks. This
will be glad news to our tri-city bicy
fishing trip o a week, Mr. Leonard
then starting out on his rounds in the
interests of the Rock Island stove works
Mr Mixljr is ist bsci from a success
ful fishing trip
A 4 year old child of Mr. and Mrs. O
P. Judd of Dtvenpoit while at play in
ihe- new Hoovci residence, at Davenport
yesterday after loon fell from one story
to the other, a distance of nine feet, sus
ti.ining irjurie of an alarming nature
Tne child at onoe went into a deep sleer
f oui which at last accour.ts he had not
Fred Lawren-e. avant courier of tbe
great Barnum & Bai'ey shos which are
to visit Rock Island in the near future, is
in the city todav and included The Aboc
among his calls. The exact date of the
visit of the sho v, Mr. Lawrence says, is
not known, because of the necessity of
an entire change of route occasioned by
the floods and fieshets in the south and
west which cans d tbe abandment of con
siderable terriKry. When the show
Tickets at half rates via the Burlineton
route will be sold on account of the srand
annual encampment of the Sons of Vet-
rans t,o oe beld at Uusuneli, 111., June
!6. Do not fail to see this very interest
Medical authorities sav Con
sumption cannot be cured.
lheie in cases ho wever wlirn
persons far gone with pulmon
ary trouble have folly recover
ed and have died years aftee of
some other disease. Besides if
it can't be cured it can be pre
vent L which is a great deal
better for the pat;ent. If Con
snmtition comes from the work
of parasites preying on the
tissues, it is ol tne lirst import
ance to destroy these baccilli.
This ReitVs German Cough and
Kidnev Cure does While it is
harmless to the human system
This is the merit it pesseescs
over and above any other congh
remedy on the market It acts
at once and reievea everv form
of lung trouble, from the croup
oi miancy to ine etry nacKing
cough of age. For sale by all
oYLVAN KeMEDY Co ,
No Scperhtimai Sireng'.fc, bur Natural Vigor.
To attain tbe mica arityof tbe Individual ui.,
mini? -iccl tbacklea iikt- rwip- by rimplj N-ni-
iiil" ii'e arm I- voach-ari-il in !w. but : acquire
:i ri ;wtn inle amount of nhy-iral ;owit :iml ror.-
n tuttanal enercy. to eat, i-leep And iic-i watt, t"
1 mM an t tj ianic, quirt n rvou? y-ti-m, ik--:
oli- in th,.- aviroaa, aafaabled aad avtpep eUctn-
1 who necins and imui a c.uir-c ot llo--
teitoiv stomach Bitten. Th- rmil loo of his
topes te ool remote either. Baeedils felt aia tae
tonic ollect of the inimitable limp'rant, ami
tt B) an- no less permanent than proatp of attain
ment. Tae bowels, ihe liv,-r. tin- tomai-h, the
Manama- ail co-operat, amlerUie beaignact bv
flanoe cf this comprehensive meatel e, io in-nn-those
stable eaanntees of health, barmoav.
reirularily, viior of action. Never was iberedi.
ooreied a medl sal motor better calcalated t. act
au- and keep moving the ma n sorii at of h :r..
fill itatity. fee it tor malaria, rfaeamatlam ,n.
digestion, bllloaaaeaa, kidney compwlar.' t.,
s s s s s s s s
S Swift's Specific S
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tnp All ""
Bf6od and Skin
A reliable cure for Ccntagious
Blood Poison, Inherited Scro
fula and Skin Cancer.
As a tcnic for delicate Women
and Children it has no equal.
Bcme, purely vegetable, ia harm
less, l.i its effects.
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:i riood and Skin Dls
aaa nil nnrltT'tnt'n
!ist3 Sill It.
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Drawer 3, Atlanta, Ga.
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I VI c I JNT1KE BROS
I This week we will give you I n ,
a few more 6c prints for iulI15 naiTlS
One Dress Pattern
to each customer.
1615 and 1617 Second Avenue.
New styles ot
Fifteen pieces Tennis Flan
nels, have been He.cente,
Quantity limited to each
hams, regular ;:, ?
itu litis . . i n
6c a Tard.
Visit our Wash Good ;
iwi.iiiMui ami Bee the m
wanciy ui iair! iJnvn
lust received binrf,
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ROCK ISLAND, ILL
I ROY BOWLBY'S,
1726 Second Ave.
Base Ball Headquarters. -
I ; 1 1 Uf. i 1 ft
,v.v m -
Cigar Store and Billiard Parlor.
Always on band taa ftaesl brands of domestic
uid baportad dcara Ail brands of tobacco
The eore of all the ball irume? will lie received
L. GLOCKHOFF, Prop.,
I8r8 Second ve
CLEMANN & SALZMANN,
UrKJIi AT is A.RGAINS
1525 and 1527
124, 126 an. 128
vvixoj. nivio ana oij5cmjk3 tooK t lie Uigliest preniitua
for quality. If you want a good knife try one.
One need not be told what a nice present an el
Set like those I have to show will be. Also those
Gold Medal Carpet Sweepers.
Every woman that keeps house wants one Wronghtlron
finish Fire Sets and Irons.
rn Stoves and Ranges
are the leaders made in Illinois for our soft coal an 1 every on?
gnarantr)ed. Ihese are all good things to buy at Christmas oi
any other time. Come in and see how much I Lave to sh yoa
that is useful and novel in housekeeping goods.
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third Ave. and Twentieth Street, Rock Island.
COMPARISON Tells the Tale,
fleam Baki ng
Used in Millions of Homes 4c Years tie Standard
The proper, most satisfactory and convincing way to form a
correct conclusion as to value is by comparison, It is im
possible to judge from newspaper quotations. For this rea
son we ask you to COMPARE our line of $4.35 Mens Suits
others advertise at $4.45; our line of $5.00 Men's Suits with
those others advertise at $7.50; our line of $6.50 Men's Suits
with those others advertise at slO.OO; our line of $9.90 Men's
Suits with those others advertise at $3.so. COMPARISOX
TELLS THE TALE.
If the quality, fit, workmanship and trimming is not better and the price lower than that of any
other dealer, don't buy. All we ask that you compare-nothing can be fairer.
Best Equipped Clothing
and Shoe House in Rock Island Co.
M. & K.