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Both the method and results when
Svrup of Figs is taken; it is pleasant
rind refreshing to the taste, and acta
Ivntl v yet promptly on the Kidneys,
Liver and IJowels, cleanses the sys
tem effectually, dispels colds, head
r .dies and fevers and cures habitual
constipation. Syrup of Figs is the
only remedy 01 its kind ev3r pro
(Uuvd, pleasing to the taste and ac
rcptai'le to the stomach, prompt in
it- notion and truly beneficial in its
t fleets, prepared onlv from the most
healthy and agreeable substances, it":
inan vexcellent quali ties commend it
to all and have made it the most
popular remedj- known.
Svrup of Figs is for sale in 75c
k-ttles by all leading druggists.
Any reliable druggist who may not
have it on hand will procure it
promptly for any one who wishes
to trv it. Manufactured only by the
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.,
SAN FitAMCISCO, CAL.
JUOUISVILLS. KY. NEW YORK, N. Z
Best Line of
CARPETS AND FURNITURE
And the largest and beat line of
IX TOE TFIREE C.TTE?.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
1809 and 1811 Second Ave.
J. E. KEIDY.
T. B. UK IDT.
We now have tnme fit-class lnnr:iin In resl
estate w hich will net all the way from S to 12 per
rent on the investment It wili be to the iuterest
of pa tiev who have their money placed at a less
rate of Interest to call and examine tbee bargains.
Room 4. Mitchell & Lynrie building, ground
floor, tn rear or Mitchell &. lynoe nana.
Parlor . . .
"We aie now ready to serve
you with a celicioua dish of
Craam. Oid-rs for parties
promptly attended to.
W. TREFZ & GO. j
222'd Fourth Ave.
Glass for the table.
I have just received a supply
of this season's shapes and
patterns in berry sets, four piece
sets (butter, sugar, creamer and
spooner), bowls and other table
glaas-ware, which include many
articles both pretty and cheap.
Glass is particularly prettv
on the table in spring and sum
mer. Wouldn't yon like to
call and see it?
G. M. Looslsy.
China, Glae. Lamps,
1608 Second avenue.
NOT FOR JO.
The City Attorney And the Gest
Suit for Damages.
Mr. Haat Xot to Be BoIldoztMl By the
Party Shunters Who Have
Come to the Aid or Their
In jesterday morning's Union, City
Attorney J. L. Haas publishes the follow
Rock Isl.aki, July 16. Referring to
the article headed, "The Gest Damage
Suit," in today's edition of the Union,
I desire to say that I haye
never believed that the city was
justified in raising street grades without
paying damages, if by doing so property
was damaged, and never having believed
so, I do not see how I can have been
known to have belieyed so.
Now, what is Mr. Gest's offer and what
is the city advised by you to accept? To
submit the case to the court on demurrer.
A demurrer admits facts as alleged to be
true but denies their efficiency in law to
base an action thereon.
; Mr. Gest in stating his case in his
i declaration has made as strong a showing
for himself as he can, and in doing this
"ft places -he city in a wronp- position.
To go before the court on a demurrer to
this dec !, r itioa is to argue that the plain
tiff's case s ttnttd by himstlf, with every
incentive t put it as strong in his own
favor as possible, is cot sufficient in law.
If Mr Gest will permit me to amend his
declaration in accordance with the facts
as the city understands them, then I will
tile a demurrer to the declaration as
amended, nn-t abide the results, otherwise
I shall decline to submit the case on the
facts as Mr. Gest has stated them in his
declaration, which is aonesided and par
I do not differ with Mr. Gest as to the
law. The supreme court has settled that
for him and me long before the case you
cite was decided, and neither of us can
make it different. The trial court will
administer the law just as it finds it and
not establish any new principle, uut 1
deny that the facts are as Mr. Gest states
them, and will not consent that a decision
of ths case shall be had on a demurrer to
this declaration .
As I agree with you and Mr. Gest on
the legal phase of this matter, as Mr.
Gest has stated it for himself in bis
declbration. and as Mr. Gest has declared
that his object is not the recovery of
money damages, it seems to me that the
only thing that remains to be done is for
Mr. Gest to dismiss his suit.
Taking this view of the case, I do not
know of anything the city can accept, or
that I should recommend to the city to
JsoErn L. IIaa?. City Attorney.
The position of City Attorney Haas, so
plainly ana so unreservedly stated, has a
most distressing effect on the Union,
which together with the other republican
sbouters has been working so zealously to
control the citv attorney and have him
construe the law and advise the council
to Dlcad guilty without trial to the
chirge of Mr. Gest, in which
eyent he promises not to exact
anything but to dismiss the suit. All he
wants the city to do is to justify him in
his course, to admit that he has been
very much abused and beg his forgive
ness so that he may pose as a magnani
mous and self-sacrificing citizen, whose
course in jumping on the city may be
construed into an act of u public -spirited
citizen, rather than a demand for benefits
which ail have shared in, including Mr.
Gest himself, and for which other citizens
have suffered as much individual property
damage as Mr. Gest.
In the Union's wail over the newspas
per failure to intimidate Mr. Haas, it
says: "Mr. Haas' position is to be re
gretted, the more so as its adoption by
the city council will compel Mr. Gest
from a sense of self-respect to push his
suit." The idea has not pre
sented itself to the morning paper
that Mr..Haas' self respect was at stake
too perhaps because he is not a candi
date for the nomination for congress and
the question may be asked, who placed
Mr. Gest in the position where be would
be brought to this test of self-respect.but
himself? It might furthermore have been
a better exhibition of self-respect, and
respect for the city, had he after jumping
into a suit against the city, have stood
squarely on the merits of the case in
stead of sending in communications
to the city stating terms under which the
city could throw the case in his favor and
the condescensions he would show the
city after it had done just as he wanted
it to. But the Union says further;
"But if Mr. Gest's very generous offer is
not accepted, that is not his fault. He
has shown his good will, and the absence
of selfish motives in his assertion of the
legal rights of injured property holders,
and can present me city with his award of
damages at the end of a law suit just as
well as dismiss the suit untried."
Mr. Gest's yery generous offer! Who
has asked Mr. Gest for any generous offer?
Has the city? The offering has all bees
made by Gest, not the city. Finding
that he had made a bad break in demand
ing damages, his friends backed by the
party organs, attempted to smooth the
matter over by patching it up in a manner
that would look very well for Mr. Gest.
His good will and the absence of selfish
motives," is all very well for the Union
to talk about. People who bring $3,009
suits, of course generally do so through
good will and the absence of selfish mo
The precedent established by the Gest
papers in this suit of his agai.ist our tax
payers, in attempting to establish the
legal justification through the press by
presenting decisions, etc., to sustain his
case, such as should only come before a
tribunal of justice, to the end that te city
and its attorney might be prevailed upon
to decide in bis favor, is something un
heird of before. The Argus has never
attempted to discuss the legal aspect of
of the case. That is a matter that should
have been wholly left to the courts. Mr.
Gest brought his suit in the courts, not in
the papers or before the council there
he should look for results. If however,
Mr. Gest claims that he wants nothing
from the city, then The Akgcs can see
no occasion for his suit. Who besides
him has asked anything from the city ?
Who else has set up a grievance? Who
asked him to attempt to detract from the
popularity of our system of street im
provements in which Kock lsiana
has gone so steadily forward?
Therefore, taking the view which the
Geat organs set up, that he wants no
ctmages although he asks $3,000 worth
why should he attack through the
courts a system that none but he has
found fault with? Perhaps it is his right
to jump on the city if he wants to. We
don't gainsay that it is, but having done
so, it is not the part of fairness
or consistency to talk about "his good
will and the absence of selfish motives."
City Attorney Haas is not to be guided
by such bosh. Mr. Haas is the man
who is displaying the self-respect at this
stsge of the proceedings.
BEFORE THE COUNCIL.
A. Somber or Important .'Matter Com'
Injc I'p for Coufcidt rat ton Tonight.
The city council will from all appear
ances, have an interesting and important
The Elm street railway extension or
dinance, the passage of which has betn
forestalled at two meetings by the objec
tion of two aldermen under the rules in
hopes of defeating it, will come up, and
as the technical objections of these alder
men will have no further force, it will
likely receive proper consideration. The
question is only on the T rail clause, and
as the company has slated definitely lb at it
will not agree to accept the ordinance for
any other rail on this outlying line, it
means T rail or the refusal of the council
to give the public this extension which
our business men have with one accord
asked for. President Loudcrback stated
Saturday night before departing for Chi
cago, that he would consent to a limita
tion of the T rail to 10 yearj, when the
company would put down tram rail if the
council ordered. He could not consent to
a limit to five years he said, as it would
take that long to build up the territory.
and that it would just be beginning to
pay about that time. "We do not wish
to be arbitrary," said Mr. Louderback
"and I don't think the council will so
consider us. But the truth is we don't
care to make this extension. Property
holders and business men have asked for
it. We have the T rail on hand, which
we took np on the abandoned Allen
Scbuctzen park line in Davenport, and if
we are to build it we can use this rail.
not only because it will save us $3 500
the difference in the cost as compared
with tram rail, and because it will be
better out there on the bluff in time of
snow acd mud, when an unprotected
tram rail would be unfit for use and
traffic would be interrupted at such
times. If the council will consent to
help us out and let us use the rail and
which is brand new and was only
down a year, and permit us to run 30
minute cars until traffic picks np, we will
be glad to put in the track at once.
Otherwise we cannot."
In view of the fact that the company
has of its own free will put in tram rail
all over the city voluntarily, has put
in aouoie iracs wnere only a
single track was required, has g'vn cs
seven-and-a-half minute cars where 15
minute cars were stipulated, has put on
conductors without requirement, and
otherwise shown its disposition to do the
right thing, it is safe to say that its
wishes will be respected in an extension
of so much importance to the city. Es
pecially is there reason to believe the or
dinance will so pass when it is taken into
consideration that the opposition is led by
the same alderman who his always op,
posed the syndicate.
The matter of the removal of the
dump boat will probably be brought up
again by way of a petition from our busi
ness men, and, as the commerce of the
city is threatened by the dump remaining
where it is, the boats having determined
to land here no longer if continued, to
say nothing of objections on the ground
of smell, the council will be apt to make
provision so that the health department
can move it.
The Market Square band and speakers'
stand, the matter of running electric cars
oyer the Milan bridges, additional paying
contracts, etc., will no doubt receive at
Thp Annual mpp'ino- of tho ctrultknM.
ers of the Black Hawk Homestead Build
in c. Loan and Saving association of Rnr.k
Island, 111., will be Del 4 at the office of
the secretary, ia Bengston's block, in this
city, on Tuesday evening, July 19. 1892
for the put pose of electing four director!.
J. M. Montgomery, Preat.
T. J. Uedill, Jr , Sec.
t'aeckt by Katllnc Wall.
Michael Fields who has been employed
by Brown Bros., of Moline in tearing
down -the old Davenport homestead, was
caught beneath a falling wall this morn
ing and received injjries that will lay
him up for some time. He was at work
tearing up a floor near where a brick wall
about six feet high had been left stand
ing. The jar started the wall and in try
ing to get out of the way bis foot got
caught and a portion of the wall fell
upon his lower limbs, pining him down.
A number of workmen rushed to his as
sistance and removed t'ae debri3. The
patrol wagon was sent for and Drs. Kin
yon and Trimmer responded shortly after,
and the injured man was taken to his
Louie in South Rock Is'and, where the
left leg was found to have been broken
above the knee and the bones below the
knee were shattered. His injuries were
attended to by the doctors and it is hoped
that the leg can be saved. At any event
be will be laid up for some time.
To Drllnquent rrraonal I'roperty Titx
In compliance with the resolution
passed by the board of supervisors July
14. 1892, I have appointed II. C- Harris
as deputy county collector to collect said
delinquent personal tax. Persons know
ing their taxes are delinquent will V e pre
pared to pay the same wnen called upon
and save themselves extra cost by en
forcing the law which will be carried out
in accordance with the spirit of the reso
iution, if necessary.
County Treasurer and ex-Ofticio Collec
tor Rock Island County, III.
Twenty first class carpenters at Inde
pendence. Ia., to finish ho'el and opera
house; 30 cents per hour; 12 to 14 hours
aday. Apply at once, or address J. C .
Sunderland. Independence, Ia.
A Point Far Ton.
In yiew of What IIool's Srsaparilla
has done for others, it is not reasonable
to suppose that it will t of benefit to
you? For Scrofula. Salt Rheum, and all
other diseases of the biood. For Dysp
epsia. Indigestion. Sick Headache. Loss
of Appetite, That Tired Feeling. Catarrh
Malaiia, Rheumatism. Hood's Sarsa
parilla isa an unequal, ed remedy.
Hood's Pills cure Sick Ueadtche.
Tbe pleasant effect and perfect sa'ety
with which ladies rnav ue the California
liquid lsx-itive Syrup of Figs, under f.ll
conditions, makes it iheir favorite remedy.
To get the true and genuine arue'e, look
for the name of the California Fig Syrup
Co., printed near the bottom of the pack
J. E. Montrose. Manacer.
ONE WEEK COMMENCING
MONDAY EVE., JULY 18th
MR. & MRS. KIBBEY,
4 The Electric 4
And a Mrortp Dramatic Cctnpanv of 14 ATtMs, in
tnc mautirul w estcrn r. omsncc, entitled
Admission only 10, 20 and 3D cents Chance of
Burtis Opera House,
CHAS. T. KINDT, Manager.
One "Week, Commencing July 18
Return Engagement, by request, of the
Andrews Opera Company!
rnoiiRAn fob ths weik:
Monday and Tuesday,
Commutation books. 12 tickets. $5 fl
" " 7 - f.'.Wl.
Admis-ion, 73, SO and i'Sc ; scatu at Fluke's Fri
to felect rom. Why pay 4a cents
to fl.00 for which yon can get
for 13 cents at
C. C. TAYLOR.
1717 Second Ave.
For Alonday and
33i percent discount, (one-third off)
from the marked price of every spring
and summer jacket, cape and blazer
in our house. This brings the S9 gar
ments down to $6.
The $6 ones go at $4.
Tne $3 ones down to 2.
Tb03e at $2.63 go at ft. SO, etc.
Remember this great slaughter :s
for tmo days. Monday and Tuesdiy only.
Special for this week:
2c per yard.
EXQUISITE The first shipments of oar autumn and win
ter Dress Goods have arrived, and ar3 bfin-; opei;el up for in
spection. Early callers will find better selections than can be
1720, 1722 and 1724 Second Avenue.
GO TO THE
CENTRAL SHOE STORE
For your Summer Footwear.
Men's Dorig.Va Oxfords 61.75 and $2.00,
Men'd Pate nt Leather Oxfords $2 V0 and 82 r0.
Men's Working Shoes in Cong, or Lac-, 1 15 a pair,
cheap at $1 50
ladies' pat. tip cloth top Shoes $2.00 and upwards,
Ladies' booties only $1.60. worth $2 00,
Ladies' Oxfords patent tip, all solid, only $1.10 a pair,"
A full line of Lawn Tennis goods, for large and small,
from 50c and up.
In addition to these low prices we are giving away free
an elegant life tize Crayon Portrait.
Call and get a card and ask for particulars.
Ilarper House Blrck.
N. B Not oen on Sunda3's.
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, I remain yours most sincerely,
Claybank, Goodhue County, Minn.
Adams Wall Paper Co.
STORES -Rock Island, Moliae, Davenport, Reynolds.
PATENTED MAY 20
nips tar Slip.
ammock size plate or screw, 15 cents. Clotbes line sizes per pair, 15 cents.
GEORGE H. KINGSBURY, Sole Agent
1703 and 1705 Second ryenae.
Will t 11 a lot of ladies' and misses' straw
2C EACH 2C
Remember all week '.r as long at
A big lot of choice fresh Daisj
wreaths down to 4c, 4?, 4?, 4?, all week
if they lasl.
In our ncuex department. Base Ball
Bats, all s:z2 for men and boys,
SC EACH C
O.her bargains in our Acex; several
lin;s have been marked down still lower.
1818 Second Avenue.
J. C.ADAMS, Pres.
W. L. EYSTER, Sec
For all Kinds of
No Knots to lie.
Teleohone No. 1216.