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healthy and agreeable substances, its
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to all and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
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bottles by all leading druggists.
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have it on hand will procure it
(promptly for any one who wishes
to try it. Manufactured only by the
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Best Line of
CARPETS AND FURNITURE
And the larL-t"! Mid bent liuuof
IN THE TIIREK CiTIES.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
1809 and 1811 Second Ave.
J. E. KEIDV.
T. B. RK1DT.
Wc now have tu-tiu flrt-c!a" tmriratn! In re 1
jurtatc vrMcb will Ml all Ibc way tunm 8 to 12 per
nt d lac in? elm cm it wiu m t tin lateral
pa wbo have Their tnoiuy placed at a let
tc of interest to call and examine Mm :e cafgatu .
Tfumu l Virrtn-1! & Lvnda hnfUlmff. nnn 1
Boor, in r :ir f Mitchell A I. tide hank.
Tu rtilucc my stock of
will place on suit- for the next N da;-B
v entire stock of millinery goods 'it
rices that defy all competition of tl e
:ri-r.itics. It will pay you to call aid
JX'imine my goods before purchssir?
MISS KATE BYRNES,
1TOU Second Avenue.
Glaas for the table.
I have just received a supply
of this season's shapes aid
patterns in berry sets, four piee
sets (butter, sugar, creamer ai d
Bpooner), bowls and other table
ass-ware, which include mai y
rticles both pretty and cheap.
Glass is particularly pret v
n the table in spring and sum
mer. Wouldn't you like to
call and see it?
G. M. Looslet.
China, GlaB, Lampe,
1608 Second avenue.
A :tion ol the City Council on Various
Matters Last Evening.
Tlie IMMcnxalon of the Mrhool Flection
the Mrici Knilway Improve
ment Ordinances and
The citv council had a busy session
If st evening. The official canvass of the
r turns of the recent school election was
the first subject of discussion, which was
opened by Aid. Guyer's inquiry as to the
r ght and authority of the council to act
Hi a returning board to judge of a school
e ection. City Attorney Haas read the
section r.f the statutes constituting the
council judges of the situation, and Ala.
(;uyer held that he was not yet satisfied
( n the point of the city's jurisdiction and
1 e moved that the matter of canvassing
ihe returns lie deferred until the city at
torney could look into the matter more
thoroughly. Aid. Kennedy moved tha'
'he council proceed to cmvass the re-,
urns in accordance with the law. Aid.
Svuu held to Mr. G oyer's position, that
tbe council hud do constituted right in
he premises, Hcd that the election was
illegal anyway. Aid Hut sing inquired
is to the scope of the council's jurisdic
tion in canvassing the returns, and if the
fact that there were irregularities in the
manner of tbe election biing conducted,
such as failure to number the ballots.elc,
would give the city the right to declare
the election void. City Attorney Haas
claimed that the council was judge solely
of the returns, and could not go behind
them. The city could judge only of such
technicalities as directly affected the elec
tion, such as time and place of its being
conducted. The aldermen were not to
judge of improper ballots; that was for the
courts to determine. The motion of
Aid. Kennedy was then put and carried,
and the mayor appointed Aids. Knox,
Kennedy and Guyer to canvass the vote
and the committee, after performing its
duty, returned in due form its report,
which showid that li. D. Folsom had re.
ceived 2,065 votes; F. E Robbies, 2,055;
C C Carter 1945, and C. W. Durham
1,907 votes, and recommending that
Mes-rs. Folsom and Robbins, havinsr re
ceived the highest numbir of votes cast,
at shown by the returns, be declared
elected. The report of the committee
w.-.s unanimously approved. The next
I proceedings will be to enter the contest
of the election in the county or circuit
court, and this Will probably be done.
A communication was received from
the business men of Rock Island, asking
for the extension of the ordinance per-
jmit:ing tbe use of electricity on the
Milan line to inch :e the crossing of the
bridges to the town of Milan. Rev. AY.
T. Ktrr, Joseph Fitzpatrick and Mr.
Fisher, of Milan, were present to support
the petition on the part of the people of
Mil in. The gentlemen all spoke in turn,
urging the adoption of the ordinance
contemplated in the petition as a matter
of mutual benefit to the city of
Rock Island and Milan. The petition
was referred to the bridge and ordinance
committee, and if tbe bridges are found
to be strong enough to support the heavy
electric cars, as they are believed to be,
the ordinance outlined will probably be
passed, as it is a move in the right direc
tion. Aid. Bladel, of the street and alley
committee, brought in the ordinance for
the extension of tbe Elm street line along
Fourteenth avenue to Thirty-eighth
street with a majority report signed by
Aid. Bladel and Aid. Huesin? stipulating
that tram rail be used instead of T rail,
and that cars be required to run on 15
minute titue. Aid. Guyer submitted a
minority report pertaining to forfeiture
and not interfering with the ordinance as
originally presented. A discussion fol
lowed in which Aid. Guyer held that the
company should be permitted to use T
rail on Fourteenth avenue, and Ala. Ken
uedy put in a plea for 15 minute cars,
while Aid. Evans held that the council
should grant the company all reasonable
rights for the extension of its lines and
not be unduly exacting in i-s require
ments, and Aid. Corken expressed him
self for extending every possible right to
the company not in direct conflict with
public interests. The company was the
foundation of a:i Rock Island's improve
ments and should be encouraged wherever
possible. The mayor stated for the in
formation of the council that the street
car company was not anxious to make
the Fourteenth avenue extension, and if
the council were to reject the proposition
to use T rail for at least a psriod of five
years, the line would not be built, he was
confident of that. There was further
discussion on the subject of the ordinance
specifications, and a motion by Aid.
Kennedy that the matter be referred to
the street and alley committee to en
deavor to secure the tram rail was de
feated by the mayor's casting vote on a
tie by tbe aldermen. The motion to
adopt the minority amendment was then
called up, but before it could be passed,
Aid. Bladel gave Aid. Hut-sice a sign to
move that it lay over under the law.
The alderman on the other side of the
house tumbled and tbe ordinance went
over. The Akgus does not know why
Aid Bladel, living down town, should
manifest such deep concern in at
tempting to block a street railway exten
sion to accommodate peoole living on the
bluff. Mr. Bladel's pcsi-.ion with refer
ence to .1.1.1. rail may be all right, but
finding that he was not to carry his idea
to a successful issue, his resort to parlia
mentary tactics to delay the passage of
the ordinance was not a graceful act.
The successful passage of the oidinance,
The Abgus has been informed by Presi
dent Louderback, is not a matter of the
least concern to the syndicate, which has
no particular desire to build the exten
sion. The ordinance to make the exten
sion originated with the property holders
living along the bluff, and the street car
company agreed to put in the line if per
mitted to build it cheaply. T rail costs
about half as much as tram rail, and along
the bluff would be equally as accepta
ble to the majority of people. The
ArguS would prefer to see tram rail
used, but if the building of the line is de
pendant upon the stipulations permitting
T rail, then we say build it under all con
ditions. If the company can be per
suaded to put in the tram rail so much
the better, but if not, an itnurovttnent of
so much concern shou!d not fail because
of the '. prejudice of a down town alder
man. The syndicate gave Rock Island
the rir-t tram rail ever put in here, sub
stituting it for T rail which had rotted in
tin treets without a murmur beine
hei . .1. The council has permitted the
Holine Central to lay T rail, and also
granted an ordinance fcr further use of
the 6ame rail which was not, l owever,
taken advantage of.and it stems like un
just discrimination to refuse the com
pany the rights granted to others, especi
ally when it is conriJered how much the
company has done for the city in track
improvement. Let's have tram rail on
the bluff if possible, if not, let's have the
line anyway. Our business men have
unanimously asked for it, and they should
The council decided to purchase the
Aurora road scraper, which with the rol
ler already purchased gives the city a
good equipment of implements for keep
ing the streets in the best possible cou
The trial of Jerry Coughlin, charged
with resisting an officer in the discharge
of his duty which grows out of the trou
ble on Twentieth street, last Saturday
night, is in hearing in Magistrate Wivill's
court before a jury composed of Samuel
Goode. Frank Laflin. Robert Richardson,
Joseph Levy, George Cline and George
Copp. Sev-.ral witnesses were examined
yesterday afternoon after which a contin
uance was taken until this afternoon at 2
o'clock. It will probably be finished
this evening. City Attorney Haas is
prosecuting and 'William McEniry appears
for the defense.
G. H. Hurtis residing down on Thiid
avenue, was before Justice Hawes this
morning charged by his wife with having
threatened to kill her, and made other
sundry threats, and the justice hound iiim
over in bonds of .10i t- keep the peace
for six months,-n default of which he was
lent down to take the place of one of the
men who escaped from the county dun
geon last night.
Henry Sack was fined $2 and costs this
morning by Magistrate Wiviil on C"m
plaint of James Sullivan, the latter stat
ine that Sack had used insulting language
toward his sister.
The Appropriations InrrrnNrd.
Through the efforts of Senator Allison,
always a friend or Rock Island arsenal
the appropriations for the aTScnalJhave
been increased by senate expropriation
committee as follows:
Completing shop K. 87,800; complet
ing storehouse K, $8,750; for machinery
and shop futures, increased from $3,(MH)
to $15,000; f or hospital, 32,580;formiin
tainine and opt ruine the draw, increased
from $5,000 to $15,000; for general care,
preservation, and improvements of water
power, buildings, etc., increased from
$6.CO0 to $9,000; for overhauling and re
constructing floor systems and substitu
ting metal for wooden joists in the road
ways of the bridges connecting the ar
senal with the cities, 850,000, with a
proviso that the Chicago, Rock Island &
Pacific railroad company shall pay one
half of the expenses incurred, except that
the United States shall pay the whole ex
pense of flooriug the wagon roadway.
Both Congressman Cable and Con
gressman Hayes as also Fred Hass, of
this city, and S. F Smith, of Davenpor',
have been working with the senate com
mittee on behalf of these appropriations
since the hill passed the house, and ail
wiil be gratified to know that the senate
committee has acted thus liberally toward
the great arsenal situated in our midst.
Catarrn Can't be Cared
with local applications, as they cannot
reach the seat of the disease. Catarrh is
a blood or constitutional disease, and in
order to cure it you have to take internal
remedies. Hall's Catarrh cure is taken
internally, and acts directly on tbe blood
and mucous surfaces. Hall's Catarrh
Cure is no quack medicine. It was pre
scribed by one of the best physicians in
this country for years; and is a regular
prescription. It is composed of the best
tonics known, combined with tbe best
blood purifiers, acting directly on the
mucous surfaces. The perfect combina
tion of tbe two ingredients is what pro
duces such wonderful results in curing
catarrh. Send for testimonials free.
F. J. Cheney Jc Co . Props.. Toledo, O.
Sold by druggists price 75c.
Madras shirts worth 9i and 82.25 for
$1 25 at the' London.
Buei:esB changes immense reduction
in prices at the American.
TWO PRISONERS ESCAPE.
A Successful Delivery at the County
Jail Last Night.
By CattlDK a Bar in an t'pper Window
and Making VM or a Kope Watte
Of B-d-Tlrk Two of the In
A successful attempt at jail delivery
was effected at the county jail just before
locking up time last night.
The flight of the prisoners was discov
ered by Arthur Burrall and an employe,
who were out in Mr. Burjall's yard, and
were surprised upon looking toward the
jail at seeing a man coming down by
means of a rope from one of the west
windows of the main building. They at
once ran to the building and succeeded
in frightening back one of the prisoners,
who was just coming out of the window.
An investigation was made at once, and
it was found that two had already
escaped. A search of the jail proved
that both had also got out of the inclos
ure and were gone. The police were
notified at once and efforts made to re
capture the fugitives, but without suc
cess. Turnkey Wright and his assistants
at once locked up tbe remaining prison
ers to prevent any further escapes, and
made an effort to find from the others
who had planned and carried out the
The window from which the escape
was made, was the extreme north one on
the west side of the jail. It is about 18
or 20 feet from the ground floor, but di
rectly opposite is an iron balcony along
an upper tier of cells, and from which it
is supposed the jail breakers, after mak
ing a rope from a bed tick torn into
strips, tied a broomstick to the end of
it, and threw it across from the end of
the balcony catching it in the bars, after
which it would bs an easy matter to
climb up to the broad window sill. The
lower half of the inside of
the corridors is covered with thick boiler
'ron, but the upper part which was sup
posed to be out of the reach of prisoners.
is unprotected, so that after the sill was
reached, they began to dig into the wall
at the right side of the window where the
bars enter the rock, Oae bar was
cut about six inches from the end, which
made a nice lever to start theFtone in the
wall which at this point is composed of
vt-ry small pieces and which fuliy sub
stantiates the statements made before
that the jail is unsafe.
It probably required only a little while
to take out enough of the s'ones to admit
the passage of a man's body through the
opening, the glass in the window outside
the bars then being broken and the same
rope of ticking being used to descend on
the other side. If the work of cutting
through the wall had btcn done before
supper the turnkey weald probably not
have noticed it because they were clean
ing and whitewashing inside and the
floor was covered with mortar and white
wash and no litter then would have been
The two who escaped were Charles E.
Brown, who had served four months of a
six months sentence for vaarancy, and
William Stephens, who was bound over
for carrying concealed weapons, he being
the fellow who attempted to shoot Officer
Hermann sorLe time ago. Both were
dressed in jeans pants and blue flannel
shirts, and have probably shaken Illinois
dast from their feet by this lime.
All the prisoners are now locked in
thtir cells ar.il will be kept there until the
jail is again made safe. They will prob
ably miss the freedom of the corridors.
What the Hon. George G. Vest says in
regard to tbe superiority of the Qircch
berg's diamond and non-changeable spec
tacles: "I am using glasses which I purchased
from Prof. Hirschberg and they arc the
best I ever tried; it affords me great
pleasure to recommend Prof. Hirschberg
as an e xcellent optician, and his elasses
are simply unequalled in my experience.
G. G. Vest.'"
These spectacles arc for sale by T. H.
Thomas, agent for Rock Island.
For Ken i
An 11-room house on Third avenue,
between Twelfth and Thirteenth streets.
Inquire of E. E Parmenter, Mitchell &
Lyude's block. 10-tf
to (elect from. Why piy 40 centt
to 11.00 for which you can get
fur 10 cents at
C. C. TAYLOR,
1717 Second Ave.
Tinware And Hotjsk
1612 second avenue.
GO TC ) X I I E
CENTRAL SHOE STORE
For your Summer Footwear.
Men's Dongola Oxfords $1.75 and ?.00,
Men's Patent Leather Oxfords i! CO and $2 HO,
Men's Working Shoes in Cong, or Latv, $1.15 a pair
cheap at $1.50
Ladies' pat. tip cloth top Shoes $2.00 and upwards,
Ladies' Booties only $1.60. vrotth $2 00,
Ladies' Oxfords pitent tip, all solid, only $1 10 a pair,
A full line of Lawn Tennis goods, for lara;e and small
from fiOc and up.
In addition to these low prices we are giving away free
an elegant life size Crayon Portrait.
Call and get a card and ask for particulars
Harper House Block. - 1818 Second Avenue.
N. B. Not open on Sundays.
Claybank, Minn., May 8, 1892
T. H. THOMAS, Druggist, 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, 1 remain yours most sincerely.
Claybank, Goodhue County, Minn.
Adams Wall Paper Co.
VVa.v. PAEf ri.cii.ESt -in
STORES -Rock Island, Moline. Davenport, Reynolds
: 1890 :
Roifis Never Sliu. No Knots to lie.
Hammock size plate or screw, 15 cents. C othes .ine Biz 8 per pair, 15 cents
GEORGE H. KINGSBURY, Sole Agent.
1708 and 1705 Second eyenue. Telephone No. 1218
ROCK ISLAND. ILL
W4L. EYSTER, Sec
Fine Etchings, "
For all Kinds oi
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