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bottles by all leading druggists.
Any reliable druggist who may not
have it on hand will procure it
promptly for any one who wishes
to try it. Manufactured only by tiie
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CARPETS AND FURNITURE
Ami tie lirsri n uinl bCM lint of
" THE THREE liTIES.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
1809 and 1811 Second Ave.
J. E. KK1DY.
T. K. BK1DY.
W now have it:ic flrt-cIaM bargains in ml
estate which wlH aal till the way fiom S 10 1- per
centoatbc tayeauneat C will be to tlx iutcrosi
of p:i-t'u wild have tbeir moi i y ilnced t a leg
tata of hateresl torali nd i mulaalhi bsraalni
Boon 4. Mttchtfl Lrnde tnriMtf . ground
floor, ii. n :it of M Itcbell A 1 yii:e hnnk.
To reiluce my stock of
I will p'ace n sale for the Di xt 80 dayB
niv entire stoc of millictry floods at
prices that defy all com petition of the
tri-cities. It will pay you to call and
examine my goods before p irchssinf7
MISS KATE BYRNES,
17u9 Second .venue.
Glass for the table.
I haye just received a supply
of this season's shapes and
patterns in beny sets, fo"ir piece
sets (bntter, sugar, creamer and
spooner), bowls and otter table
glass-ware, which include many
articles both, pretty and cheap.
Glass is particularly pretty
on the table in spring and sum
mer. Wouldn't you like to
call and see it?
G. M. Lo )SLET.
China, Glafs, Lamps,
ltUB Second avenue.
ROCK ISLAND'S INTERESTS
The Meeting of the Citizens' Im
Mpieral it aotutlunn Pansed nnd Other
MatirrH Attended to Looking
Toward tle '! y" H elfare.
At the meeting of the Citizens' Improve
ment association last night President
Jackson presided and the interest in sev
eral matters that has been allowed to las
while the Fourth of July was celebrated,
The secretary read a set of resolutions
in relation to the formation of a terminal
companv here which were as follows:
Whereas, The growth and prosperity
of cities is directly proportionate to their
transportation facilities, and whereas the
surroundings of the city of Rock Island
are such as not only render access to the
heart of the city exceedingly difficult to
any new railroad seeking entrance, but
also very justly rendered it imperative
upon the city council to be very guarded
in rrrantinc to single a mp nies what
li't'e means of access they still have to
dispose Of, and also to restrict the pres
eut railroads to their legal rights of way,
for fear such companies may barricade
Itie entrance ol other new companies;
i,t uhs, We, the business men of Kock
bland, are aiixious that no impediment
shall retard the growth of our city, and
that facilities for attracting railroads and
for making this a creat railroad center
should be created; therefor, be it
Resolved. That a committee of seven
shall be appointed by the chair for the
purpose of organizing a railroad termi
Tt.at the committee be directed to rc
port a plan of organizition that will
scatter the stock generally among our
citizens, so as to secure for all time con
trol ir. the hands of those identified with
the city's growth and prosperity, that a
plan t.e presented that shall embrace
bridire and warehouse facilities, and that
Shall be attractive to all new railroads
sieking entrance, as well as to thote
Resolved, That we do hereby petition
1 the citv council to cause the city attorney
lo make -u exhaustive report of the le
gality of the occupation by the various
railroad companies of First avenue, with
their vari us tracks, depots, roundhouses,
switch vards, and coal yards, with a view
of ascertaining what yet remains at the
citj's disposal, with the censeut of prop
erty owners, as right of way for entrance
of a general terminal ompany.
That a copy of these resolutions be
presented to the city council by said com
mittee at its Df Xt mveting
A general discussion of the resolutions
followed iu which Fred Hass, Phil
Mitchell, President Jackson, T. J. Mcdi'd,
W. C. Maucker and Dr. Craig partici
pated with the nMilt that they were un
animou ly adopted, after which President
Jackson named the following gentlemen
as the committee for which provisions
were made: E. n. Guyir. Mayor Mc
Cooochie, John Cruliaugh. John Ohls
weiler, Fred Hass, Dr. G. G. Craig and
S. W. tsearle.
A series of resolutions were then pre
sented by Fred Hass asking the city
council to raise the grade along First ave
nue so as to be above high water over
flow, pave First avenue, intro luce a sys
tem of sewers so that all priv itc sewers
to the river could be abandoned, and en
large the pumping enpacity of the Fifth
ayenuc sewer pump. A long discussion
followed in which nearly C7ery one pres
ent took part. Phil Mitchell spoke par
ticularly of the loss and inconvenience
that the factories in the lowerend of town
have suffered in const ijuencc of the high
water, and finally a substitute for one sec
tion by Mr. Mitchell, was adopted, which
was as fallows:
Resolved. That the citizens and mem
bers of this association do hereby peti
tion the city council to take such steps,
either by co-operation with the railroad
companies wiio have rights of way over
the territory inyolved, or otherwise to
raise the embankmentsnow existing from
the intersections of the R , I & P. rail
road track to the city limits to the east
line of Twentieth street to such a height
as will protect the lower lands from over
flow during the extreme high water.
After discussing the other sections of
the resolution at some length it was de
cided to adopt the following, which was
thought to cover all requirements:
Be it resolved. That we petition the
city council to establish a general syit.-m
of sewerage in this city ; that all sewers
hsreafter be built by the city, and accord
ing to a plan recommended by a compe
t ;nt sanitary engineer.
The secretary was then instructed to
file the resolutions adopted with the city
clerk for presentation to the council.
A report from the committee appointed
to confer with the owners of the Daven
port lands was then asked for by Mr.
Medill and a motion carried that the sec
retary be instructed to notify the commit
tee that a re;.ort would be expected.
The Columbian matter which had been
allowed to rest pending the Fourth of
July demonstration was again brought up
and a motion carried to the effect that
the chairman notify the Committee of 21
that the association was now ready to re
ceive a report on further progress in the
matter. After allowing several bills the
The Cyclone. Pittsburgh, Verne Swain,
Freddie and Thistle came down and the
Verne Swain pissed up.
The stage of water at Rock Island
bridge today was 18.30 and the temper
A good farm for sale or trade.
THE TK1C1TY CONGRESS.
One of u- Ileniberci Defend) the Or
xanlsation and Its President From
Davestort, Iowa, June 27 Editor
of The AReiira: It has been my good
fortune to receive the Rock Islander,
weekly, since the first issue, and until the
last week I have never objected seriously
to anything I found in its columns, but I
now wish to offer my most earnest
protest and detestation of the edi
torial of the 25th inst. entitled
"The Correct View." My reasons
for so doing are several and of such a
nature as to demand a refutation of the
said article. Were it not for that, I
should have paid no more attention to it
than I would to any other evidence of
low-minded and degraded journalism.
First, I have been a taemb:r of the Trl
City Congrjss from its o ganiz-ition to the
present time, and the insidious charges
against the congress made by the Rock
I -lander reflects upon every member alike.
Those present do not need any vindica
tion from my pen. "The Dr. "and "an
other active labor agitator," can take care
of themselves if they chouse to, but when
the editor of a paper sucu as the
Rock Islander, stoops down to such
low degrada'ion as to meddle with the
family affairs of a worthy ctliz -n, and his
wife, who has been for many yeats a
worthy and honored teacher and is now
in the public schools of Davenport,
and who stands high iu the refined so
ciety of the city, then it is time in the
name of decency and the sacredness
of family relations to ask what
business has an entire stranger to med
dle with such matters. How Billy, to say
t ie least, for the editor of the Rock Isl
ander to commit himself in other matter-
pertaining tot eLabo C ngres.- b u 'fo.Vs
go where philosophers dare not.' Doesn't
he know that the very first word reflect
ing upon anv member's religion would
have exploded that congress and sent the
fragments where they would be "past
The objects eif the congress are for an
entirely d.fferent purpose .nd never have
been subyenteei or used for individual
aspirations, but to unite the yarious
trades and labor organizations of the
three cities and vicinity, and to assist in
the formation of rgauizations where
none exist, so that they may form one
brotherhood for the defense of the rights
and the protection of the laboring people.
We discuss all questions affecting the in
terest of the working people, especially
the question of capital or money power
in controlling the law-makiDg power in
the country, and the congress has a!was
impressed up.m the minds of its members,
and througti 'hem the various labor or
gan:, ttions, the necessity for using ev y
honorable means in their p iwe-r lo adju-t
difficulties that may arise between work
men and employers and to adopt a plan
mat may be beneficial to employers and
employes alike, claiming the light as a
central body to art in all disputes, in
order that its gooii offices as an arbitrator
may be used, anil it the business men oi
the three cities would only inform them
selves as to the true purposes of
the congress the;y would., without
hesitation, bid it Godspeed. "A
Doctor," who is now president of
the congress, has always advocated
p;ace measures by arbitration, and no
warring upon icgitiuiite enterprise or
capital; as unnke anything that may be
called anarchy, as black is ur.'ike white.
As to the resolutions complained of by
the Rock Islani'er, tney were passed
without a dissenting vote I regret very
much the uncalled for aud unnn rited
abuse of the Congress by the Rock Is
ander. "A Doctor,'' s.s I have slated else
where, is abundantly able to care for him
self, he he has a larg" and growing prac
tice, he is medical examiner for the su
preme A O. U. W.. a.- also for the wood
men of America and the Woodn.ea of the
World; is city phyt-ician in charge of the
Gold Lure institute, is president of the
Industrial Home asssociation of Scott
county, Iowa, and the originator of the
I ldustiiul home idea of Rock Island and
holds a prominent position ;n Rod lien.
As to the malicious statement that "he
mistakes notorietv for honor'' is too ab
surd to dwell upon. Is it not a well
known fact that any worker in the labor
movement becomes very unpopular, and
in all cases the doctor has alwavs tried
to banish self-agrandisement for the ben
efit of all, and every step is taken at a
sacrifice. .At the last meeting of the Con
gress a new member offered a resolut o i
asking the Congress to indore base kbail
playing on Sunday. Immediately down
came the gavel, declaring it out of order.
He was informed that it was no plac: for
that kind of business. How does it hap
pen that an anarchist occup-es so mar.y
places of trust among the people of Dav
enporl? Respectfully your.-",
W. V. Hatheway.
At Itlai-k Hawk. Inn.
Black Hawk Inn at the Watch Tower
was informally opened last evening with
a dancing party given by the Oakdaie
club. About 75 couples were present,
and all were prolific in their priise of the
excellent manageme nt and the delightful
surroundings Bleuer's orchestra fur
nished music for dancing in the grand
hall on the sccone' fljor. At midnight
Bleuer's band led the way to the dining
hall which was thrown open for the first
time, and where the superb decorations
constituted a pretty feature. The sup
per was highly relished and proved a
great credit to Stewa'd H. O. Lonsdale
o' the Harper, who furnished it ucder
d rection of Manager Monttose who has
charge of the inn for the summer.
President Louderback is arranging for
the formal opening of Black Hawk Inn in
the near future, when the councils
of the three cities arc to be the
h mored gu' s 9
3t. f. A.
meeting at,the Y M C,
A- tomorrow at o 110.
Rev. H. C. Marshall
spes.ks on "A""iV.un
Man's Refuge." If you
are a stranger you will
be welcome. If you are
trouble you may get some comfort out of
it If you have had a good week that's a
reason for coming.
THE FLOOD SUFFERERS.
MomethtnK of the- Inrnnveniencp to
Which llany orthe Kruideiits of the
I '.r i. nd are Forced Sanitary
The inconvenience and even suffering
that has resulted to many of our citizens
from the late floodswhich caused the inun
dation of the whole district known ia the
slough west of Fourteenth street, is prob
ably not realiz;d by the average citizen
unless he has made a visit to the lo
As previously mentioned in The Artofs,
the effects of the flood and damage to
property by the overflow was not so great
as it might have been for the reason that
the water came up gradually and allowid
nearly everyone who would possibly be
affected to guard against any unusual
(.mount of damage . During the first few
days of the high water in the slough the
inconveniences to which many were
forced were not so noticeable,
but as day after day advanced
it became more and more disagreeable.
Every well and cistern in that part of
t iwu wus filled with water, and those
whose homes were surrounded by water
have found it necessary to wade, or carry
fresh water to their families in boats, and
the same thing is rquallv true in regard
to obtaining coal and wood. Persons liv
ing across the slough below Ninth street
have been compelled to come up that far
to get over to their homes, that being
the only street in that portion of the city
that was passable on foot.
These inconveniences which the resi
dents of the lower end have suffere d are
bad enough, but when the situation is
viewed from a sanitary standpoint it is
indeed alarming. More than one family
that unfortunately had sickness in its
midst has been compelled to give up
its home entirely and move to
some other part of the city, or perhaps
takj refuge with some friends or chari
tably disposed neighbors. Nut alone
this, but it was not a strange sight to res
idents there during the first few days to
see sick persons whose condition had
possibly been aggravated by the stench
arising from stagnant waters carried,
from their homes in boats to places
where they could be given proper atten
tion. Tnis condition of affairs is indeed
deplorable, and should receive the atten
tion of our pubiic-spirit"d citizens who
have an eye on the welfare of the city.
The pumping apparatus at the west
end of the city was disabled several days,
but has since been gotten in operation
again, and the water is being lowered,
but very slowly The mayor and those
who should look after tLc citv's welfare
iu this respect have received no little cen
sure from residents in the lower end, and
for their seeming careless iu allowing the
water t stand there stagnant without
making an effort to get ri of i'. or taking
some steps toward preventing a repetition
of the overfl w.
The health department, however, hfs
done its duty in the applicant n of the
proper disinfectants as fast cs the water
recedes tJe trouble now is in gitting
the water out.
Have you Rf ad
How Mr. W D. Wen z of Geneva, N Y
wa cured of the severest form Of dyepep
sia? He says everything he ate seemi d
like po.-.ring melted lesd into his stomach.
Hood's Sarsaparida effected a perfect cure
Full particulars wiil be sent if you write
C. I. Hood it Co-. Lowell. Mass.
The highest praise has been won by
Hoou's Pdis for their easy, yet efficient,
What the Hon. George G. Vest says in
regard to the superiority of the Hirsch
berg's diamond and non-changeable spec
tacles: "I am using glasses which I purchased
from Prof. Uirschberg and they are the
best I ever tried; it affords me great
pleasure to recommend Prof. Uirschberg
;is an excellent optician, and his glasses
are simply unequalled in mv experience.
G. G. Vest."
These spectacles are for sale by T. H.
Thomas, agent for Rock I-land.
The pleasant effect rd perfect safety
With which ladies may use the California
liquid laxative tyrup of Figs, under il
conditions, makes it their f-.vorite remi dv.
To get the true and genuine article, look
for the name of the California Fig Syrup
Co., printed near the bottom of the pack
to select from. Why pay 40 cents
to S1.00 for which yon can get
for 10 ce-uts at
Tinware Ano Housk
1612 SECOND AVENUE.
CENTRAL SHOE STORE
For your Summer Footwear.
Men's "Doro'a Oxforda $1.75 anrl 00
TJ.. ... I i .-ke ' . . . -
Men's Working Shoes in
plivifin nt stl "ill
from 50c and an.
Ladies par. tip (.loth top Shoes $2.00 and apw&rita
Ladies' Booties only $1.60. woith 2 00,
Ladies' Oxfords patent tip, all solid, only $1 10 a nx
A full line of Lawn Tennis goods, for large and sua L
In addition to these low prices we are giving av-ar
an elegant life tdze Crayon Portrait.
Call and get a card and ask for particulars.
Harper House Block. - 1818 Second Avmm
N. B liot open on Sundays.
Claybank, .Minn., .May 8, 18IL
T. H. THOMAS, Druggist, Rock Island, 111..
Dear Sir: I have used your Pills for &
last 8 months and find I have been benefit
ed by them more than any others and fis c
myself greatly indebted to you for my heattfc .
Therefore, I remain yours most sincerely,
Claybank, Goodhue Countv. vn
Adams Wall Paper Co.
STORES -Rock Island.
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18 90 :
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Hammock size plate or screw, 15 cents. C Othes line sizes per pair U icst-
GEORGE H. KINGSBURY, Sole Ageik
1708 and 1705 Second $ venue. Telephone No. 13 IS
and Ran 2
ROCK ISLAXT XSL
Cong, or Lac -, s; 15 a t-$j.
Window SfcASa. '
For all Kin-'i-fcc
Moline. Davenport. Beycoias.
i El Em hi u
Never Slip. No Knots lo it