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ATTORNEY AT LAW Office In Mitchell &
Lynde'c new block.
JACKSON & HURST,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Office in Rock Island
Rational Bank Building, Bock Island. 111.
. xy. twirarr. o. z. wittn.
ATTORN 3 YS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW
Office in Bengston's Mock, Rock Island. 111.
McEMRY & ScEN'lKlf,
ATTOHNKY'8 AT LAW Loan coney on eood
security, make collections, Ktferertca. Mttch
11 Lynde. bankers. Office In Postomce block.
S. W. 0DEL1,
ATTORNEY AT LAW Formerly of Port Byron,
and dnrtne the past two years with the firm of
Brownine A Bntriken at Moline, ha now opened
an office in the auditorium bui.ding, room 5, at
E. M. SAL A i M. D.
Office over Krell & Math's Restaurant.
In office at all hours.
3sSpecial Office Hours : 9 to 11 a. m., S to 4
and 7 to 8 p. m.
Telethone No. 124S.
DR. CHAS. M. ROBINSON,
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat
Office McCulloah Building, 144 VY. 3d Si.
Hours: 9 to 11 am; 1 to 4 pin.
DR. E. B. JOHNSTON,
Office, 223 Brady St Davenport,
(OVKK RSTSOLDS A GirfOKD'a.)
From 9 to IS a. m.
8 to 4 p. m.
Diseases ofWomen a Specialty.
Drs. Myers & Holderead,
Physicians and Surgeons,
Specialties Surgary and Diseases of Women
Corner Secoad avenue and Fifteen:h street
Telephone. If43. Office hours evenings
7 to 9.
Dr. Myers, from 10 to 19 am and 3 to 5 pm : Snn
dav 12 to 1 ; residence "Jnd sve : telephone IAiO.
Dr. Holderead, from 8 to 10 am and 1 to 8 pm ;
Sunday. 8 :) to 10:8 ; residence at office; tele
Z EX TIS TS .
R, M. PEARCE,
Soom$3 In Mitchell X Lynde'snewblock.
DR. J. Ei HAWTHORNE,
. Teeth extracted without pain by the new
ethod. . ...
No 1716 Second avenue, over Kreh Math's.
Mitchell & Lynde's Block, Rooms 39-31.
A. D. HUESING,
RsoTeseuls. amon? other time-tried ana wnl
(sown Flrelasaraace Companies be following:
Royal Insurance Company, of Enerland.
Weechester Fire Ins. Company of N . Y.
Buffalo Geraan Ins. Co., Buffalo, . Y.
Rochester German Ins. Co., Rochester, N. Y.
Citixena Ins. Co., or Pittsburgh, Pa.
Sun Fire Office. London.
Union Ins. Co., of California.
Secarttv Ins. Co.. New Hven, Conn.
Milwaukee Mechanics Ins. Oi., Milwaukee, Wis
German Fire Ins. Co., of Peoria. Ill,
Office Cor. 18th St., and Second Aye.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
J. M. BUFORD,
General . . .
The oli Fire anl Time-tried Companies
Losses Promptly Paid.
Rates an low a-i any reliable company ean afford
Your Pu:rouie I solicited.
A ri.;a of Six Pmesrts w'll be ejveu by
Admission 50 cents Ladies accompanied with
iKal street elMtric cars direct to erounds
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THE CITY COUNCIL. ,
The ' Regular Monthly Sleeting
Offlrlal PreeredtstKe ef laspartmat
Meseien Varleas Matters r ls
pirla.ee Reeetwe Atieaiioo.
City Council Rooms, Rock Island,
Aug. 1. The Council met in reg
ular semi-monthly session at 8 P. m.,
Mayor McConochie presiding and all
the aldermen present. The minutes
of the last meeting were read and ap
proved. Reports of city officials were
read and ordered placed on g-le. The
Mayor stated that Mr. Thomas Dolly
declined to quality as director of the
Tublic Library and he therefore ap
pointed Mr. C J. Larkin and
asked his confirmation. Confirmed
Alderman Hetter from the Bridge
Committee submitted a report as to
the difference in prices of iron and
wooden floor beams for the second
bridge and recommended that wooden
beams be adopted. On motion of
Alderman Guyer the report was re
ceived and the recommendation
adopted. The matter of
painting the bridges was
was referred to the Bridge Committee
to investigate and report.
Alderman Knox reported the audit
of the monthly bills and offered an
ordinance allowing the same which
was adopted unanimously to the
amount as follows:
244 4Ti Davis Co
Labor pay roll
No 3.-.. . 2T0 05
Tuliir Tim v roll
4 o " !"....
Labor pay loll jToliverTbornton
No 5 $ -iff! 35 Paul Theisen...
Lsnor'pay roll iteo Sen-wider..
No. 1 ... .. 247 IC B & V KK...
E H Mi-Kown... t 41 Vim feruson
Wcyerh't-r& Dunk 41 27
KILCJc Mfg Co.. 1 45
H G Paddock .12 so
A A Skinner. ....... 3WRC Benson t:
Labor pay roll 'Labor nay roll
Sc. 1.. 263 61.. No. 7
Labor pay roll P H Lime Assn
No 2 83 8(1 IkurnniK Bros..
Labor pay roll iw p Tindll.....
No 5 2 15 FeiliiK A Kahlk.
Labor pay roll Uavts Co
No.G... 214 S5
Til IRD AVINXK ACCOUNT.
Tjihor nar roll Lnbor pa-- roi
Labor pay roll
135 25 No.
P B Lime Ass'u
3 tl iViwninr Bros..
K G Fra.er
2'.i 15 Pavis Co
II G l'addock..
214 25 j
Lh bor l'ay
Pat O'Hern .
riFTH AVENI E ACCO;T.
roil No. 7
M 00 E ti Kriizer
roll .Davis Co
44 CO a U PaddutC- -
roll i Jas Slater
75 00 Chas Enpal
1 5i M K roll II.
4'.t : 8
Xr A: Hmis tn 4 OJ Uavis & Co
LaKr ray roll i Labor pay
No a 27 75. No.
Labor pay roll P B Lime Aes'n
No 6 4100 KlLC&Mlgtu
Wm Ram skill... M HBJohn Evans
11 Br.ihm 5'J n P B t.iruo Ase'n. .
J D Collier 50 oo K Collier
Henry" Herman.. 50 0 Hery Iart Sons
C.IKamskill 5i hi t rea neniutrc
Judd Keplne -
Htrnrv lltte -.
11 C Benson...
It C lu-nsnn
Adolph Calls II
J no S;)iaiii
5i ti C 1' Telephone C
50 oo John Gioson
50 to Hi-nnott.V mn .,
.. 50 00 Smii h & llaus . ..
.. 50 00 Met Eleu l.Kht Co
. . IS 30.
.. 14 RO'O Imnbel'
.. . HI 25 S E-klicrK
... 'A .V Wrn Diekman...
n- oil "5 K G linduil
. . 5fi 25 I. KramtT
. . 50 25 K Hi 1 tinner
... 50 2"i M Khuiz
50 icr, (i u 'In.rphoneCO
5il :5 Ktiinett& son...
50 25 Smith & Hause..
12 I II
P B Lime Ass n
Geo G reen
eo Soiandrr . .. .
Jas Kinney.. ..
10 Tk .H Meeoe
1.4 5 ifito L Eyster...
:i 85 kabio liros
7 oo a iiartilidrdt..
78 00 E G Frazer
Harper & Ilob'sn. 12 50 Nat Clay Co 145 30
PL Mitchell 175 00 ltobert Kot'hlor.... 4 60
HriGooJmin 0 00 Crampton Ai Co 1 75
CEtilern 4 00
SEVENTH H ARD SEWER.
H G Paddoi-; M 7-VMiss V Koehler 2 50
Union 1-tgr Co.... 12 00j
THIRTEKXTH-FOURTEENTH STBEET SEWEIt.
H G Paddock K4 25 sMIsk V Koehen . . 2 50
Union Print Co.. 12 00
SEVENTEENTH STREET SEWER.
H G Paddock.. 3 75 M Yerbury 500 00
SIDE STREET 111 I KOVKMENT.
TnionP Co 23 30
L'nlon P Co 31 50
Mcht E :tL'grht Co 814 70
Wm MoConochie ion 0,) jHs Blaisilell C,r, CO
Kobt K-H-hlor... JWI 00 W L Bweoney 4 . 00
J L Hats 01! 60 Phil Mitchell ... 8 33
I ABOR I-AV BOLL.
Labor nav roll 1...51 30iM"irie Hros 42 24
Liborpay roll 2 . .41 50
Tbor nay roll . . -S3 On
J A Murrin loo
T J Heddlit 72 50
OiiiKon Iron Wks
luvis A- Co
Mcht Elee L Oj..
C K I Ac P It K....
Gilniort" T C .o.
II M Beardsley t;o
P .1 l-ee
Total 1.3t7 is
6'. 3 75
81 1 70
Esra Wilehor 15 (M
Win Coufrhlin .. 45 Oti
V Bock 45 i.i
A Grtanar 45 On
Wm Hclditr t 0'
CIV Minlnif Co.... 2tT K-
DmvIb ,V Co 2!-5 01
E U KellcgB- A; Co 44 20
Street Sc Alley iKeventh ward s
fund .3!M 70 13tti-14th str sw
cintiii(rnt l70 to 17th street s'w
Third Ave 5 '3 4."Side street im-
Fli'to Ave 214 35j provement ..
gewi-r 122 5-1 I.iL'lit
"lre OKI ll8al.try
Polity 74i 4o Water works...
Health 240 f 41
Ollioo 101 21'Total $10.05 04
BridKe 207 b0
Bills were also allowed: E.I.FuelCo.
$1,000 on Garcsey Square account.
Rock ford Construction Co. $4,000 on
Third auenue account, and Sweeney &
Walker $00.50 for assessment ab
stracts. Sundry bill were referred to
Aldei man Corken from the Fire and
Light Committee submitted a report
of electric experts as to the condition
of the police and fire alarm system
which, was favorable. On motion the
report was received.
Alderman Corken moved that the
aparatus be accepted by the city and
payment ' therefor authorized. Mo
Alderman Evans from the .Commit
tee on Health and Police offered a
resolution for the removal of the
dump boat to the lower end of the
city, which was adopted.
Alderman Kelson from the License
Committee submitted a draft and
profile of a new city scale house and a
recess was taken to examine the same.
On re-assembling Alderman Nelson
moved that said plan be accepted and
the clerk instructed to invite bids
from leading contractors. Motion
Alderman Kennedy offered an ordi
nance t'or the establishment of grades
on St. vctitli avenue between Thirty
fifth and Thirty-eighth streets and
moved its adoptions. Adopted
Alderman Kennedy moved that the
Superintendent of Streets be author
ized to cut said avenue to grade.
Alderman Bladel offered an ordi
nance for the improvement of Fourth
avenue from First to Twentieth street
and Twenty-third street from Third
to Fourth avenues and Twenty-fourth
street from Third to Fifth avenues by
paving with brick. Referred to Street
and Alley and Ordinance Committee.
Alderman Evans offered a resolu
tion to make the D aily Rock Islander
an official paper with the same privi
leges which the Union and Argus en
joy. Alderman Huesing moved as an
amendment to include the Volks
Zeitung. Amendment lost by the
Mayor's casting vote as follows.
Iluesing, Dauber, Evans, Schroeder T.
Najs Bladel, Corken, Kiuner,
Knox, Kennedy, Guyer, Kelson,
The original resolutin carriedon the
13 1 (Kinner.)
Alderman Kennedy from the Street
and Alley Committee submitted the
Gentlemen of the City Council.!
We your committee to whom was re
ferred the following would report:
On the plat of J. H. Wilson we
would not recommend the acceptance
of said plat unless Fifth-and a-half
avenue be continued through to
The plats of F. M. Sinnet also of
Shallberg & Tropp's First addition
to the City of Rock Island as all the
requirements have been complied with
we recommend be accepted.
On the oetition of Barth & Babcock
to have the water way through' their
property confiaed within certain
limits we would recommend that the
prayer of the petitioners be granted
providing said Barth & Babcock will
agree to give a straight course through
adjoining lots for a storm drain.
On the petition of the Variety
Wood works for further filling about
their premises as the city has already
done a large amount work on these
premises out of the general fund we
would not recommend a further ex
penditure enless the work be done by
On the bill of G. A. Iloch your
committee recommend that the bill be
The petition of business men to
raise the bridge on Fourteenth avenne,
your committee recommend that a
grade be established and said avenue
graded by special assessment.
On motion of Alderman Schroeder
the report was received and recom
mendation adopted and the plats of F.
M. Sinnet and Shall & Tropp adopted
respectively by unanimous vote.
Alderman Kennedy offered an or
dinance establishing a grade on Four
teenth avenue which was adopted.
On motion of Alderman Schroeder
bids were opened by the clerk for
various work as follows: For the
improvement for Fourteenth, Fif
teenth, Sixteenth and Ea t and West
Seventeenth street, Rockford Con
struction Co. $1.09 per square yard for
paving, curbing 57 cents, resstting
old curbing 5c per lineal-foot less ii
per cent on paving if guarantee bond
There being no other bid Alderman
Corken moved that the bid of the
Rockford Construction Co. less 3 per
cent be accepted. Motion carried.
Bids for the Seventh ward sewer
system from Davis & Co. and M. Ver
burg were read and referred to the
Sewer Committee and City Engineer
to report at the next meeting.
The bids for platting railroads on
First avenue. W. A. Darling agree
ing to do the work for $35, II. G.
Paddock $10. On motion of Alderman
Knox the contract was awarded to
Alderman Corken read a communi
cation from the St. Joseph parish and
county officials asking the privilege to
have Fourteenth street between Sec
ond and Third avenue boulevarded.
Referred to Street and Alley Com
mittee and City Attorney.
Alderman Kennedy offered an ordi
nance for the improvement of Four
teenth avenue by special assessment.'
Alderman Guyer offered a resolu
tion authorizing the Mayer to enter
into contract with the Rockford Con
struction Co. for the improvement of
the right of way of the Davenport &
Rock Island Street Railway Co. on
Third avenue. Carried unanimously.
A resolution authorizing the Mayor
and Street and Alley Committee to
enter into contract with E. Gaylor as
to the improvement of Fourteenth
avenue was carried unanimously.
The Mayor stated and advised the
practicability of an electric motor at
the sewer pump. Referred to Com
mittee on Sewers and Waterworks.
Alderman Guyer submitted the
Commissioners' report for the con
struction of the Thirteenth and Four
teenth street sewer with laterals to
the amount of $1,553.45 which was
adopted and the City Attorney in
structed to file a petition in the Coun
ty court for proceedings according to
Alderman Evans offered a resolu
tion creating a standing committee on
parks consisting of one alderman from
each ward, and the Mayor named Al
dermen Evans, Kennedy, Corken,
Guyer, Dauber, Kinner, and Bladel as
City Attorney Haas submitted the
Rock Island, Il,l., Aug-. 1 1S92.
To his Honor the Mayor and City
Council of the City of Rock Island
Gentlemen: In reference to the letter
of the Hon. William H. Guest which
was referred by you to me, permit me
to say, that Mr. Gest by his letter
submits that there is only a question
of law for consideration in the case,
that is. he does not want any dam
ages, but 6ays, as a matter of law,
that if he did claim damages that he
would be entitled to them under the
I take no issue with Mr. Gest on the
question of law, that is settled by the
Supreme Court, the court of last re
soit in our state. Under the old con
stitution there could be no damages
recovered by Mr. Gest in this case but
the new constitution of 1870 contains
the provision, "Private property shall
not be taken or damaged for public
use without just compensation. "which
has been so construed that where the
abutting property owner is damaged
over and above the net benefits con
ferred on the property by the im
provement, he can recover.
This construction was strenuously
resisted by cities in this state for a
long time, but the doctrine is now
well settled. The last reported case,
'The city of Bloomington against
Pollock" decided by our Supreme
Court on the 1 1 th of May 1892, and
since the commencement of Mr. Gest's
law suit, goes over the entire subject
and so lays down the law that there
can be no further question
about it. That in a proper case
where the property has been damaged
over and above the net benefits con
ferred upon it by the improvement the
owner can recover damages.
The declaration in Mr. Gest's case
is a statement of the facts by him on
which he relies to recover damages,
and in my opinion the court would
not sustain a demurrer thereto, hence
there is nothing to be gained by pur
suing the dourse he suggests by rill
ing a demurrer. It is sufficient for
the purpose of disposing of the case
that I admit the law as applied to the
facts as stated by Mr. Gest to be as
he claims it.
Whether or not Mr. Gest's property
has been damaged over and above the
benefits conferred by the improve
ment is purely a question of fact to
be passed upon by a jury, upon which
I am not called upon to express an
opinion and which is entirely imma
terial for the present purpose.
I apprehend that the submission of
this report to you will ba accepted by
Mr. Gest in lieu of the filing of the
demurrer and the disposition of the
case by the Court.
Jos. L. n A AS.
On motion of Alderman Schroeder
the communication was received and
ordered placed on file.
Alderman Knox presented a peti
tion of property owners for the im
provement of Twentieth street south
of Ninth avenue by paving the same
with brick. Referred to Street and
Alley and Ordinance Committee.
On motion of Alderman Knox the
City Attorney was instructed to dis
miss ali proceedings in court as to the
improvement of Twentieth street by
macadamizing the same. Motion
On motion the Council adjourned to
Monday evening text, Aug. S.
Rohkrt Kokhlkr, CH3- Clerk.
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AHNiK Gage, Luiuar. Mo., Jon. 15th. iSSl
Sent bv cxrirpss, chnrsrefi prepaid, on receipt of
prlo, l.M)per boiue. iiook to Iiim ht'rs miciieil tree
BHADFIM.U IILGIL.ITU1: CO.,
BOLD BY ALL I)UUi'-r'
SOLD BY HAttTZ St 34.SN8EH
Will Cure any
;t will mot
IT YOU TAKI
(15OO Reward for aav
injur ions substance found
Moncv refunded it not
at wa Sent postpaid
on raceipt 01 price.
Xw cDty-KIve Cents.
NORMAN LIOHTY. FAMILY OMBMIT.
Da tVIoInaa. Iowa
For pale b all druiritistt Uartz Jb Babcfeu
Wool (.-sale aacntfl.
TO THE fiFFLSOTEQ !
1S0fysP Why pny biff f pi?, to quncfcs whon the be
fffil niPtitciit trtrntmeLt can te hud for reason
ftS Pvl from tire prescription. of Ir. Will
j&;-v94iumB,a phyniciiinf world-wMe repute
Mmm men imirr&r
WMlSfi isy Lom ot Memory, HeMmlencv, etc.
Iruiu etirly inftlncreUonftor oiber ratiwm; alao
Uinnl C A Cm Urii wh,) experience a wiokniw
HllLiULL-ADLU mtn iuadvaiiceof UieiryfnrvKiil
ney and Bladder troubles, etc. will Cud our Meuiod
f Treatment a Safe, Certain and Bpeedv CUKE.
vPUlllAI PACTII I CC Experience proves mat In
JLIHINHL rMO I ILLCd, Vernal medicine ! wii:
who has Kit,. - special attention to these
'diseases for many years, prescribes Semi
nal Pastilles which act directly upon tbe
diseased organs, and restore viiror better
than Stomach Medicines, as llu-v are not
cbanRed bythe irastrtc j uloe and reqiwre m
chauKeof dietor interruption in business.
HOME TREATMENT from latoiMdays
costing from i.UU to (15.(10. used siUiuu
Williams' private practice. Give them a trim
PFP.IFIf! tin Rl for the Ktdneyaand BIuUJm.-cui j-
LUII lb HU.OI recent cases In one to toi,r iuy
UTERINE EUTRCPHIC KeSr
Call or write for Cats losneund tnforutaiiob I huh
Cai'SUilin others. Addreae .
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THE MOLINE WAGON,
The Moline Wagon Co.,
Manufacturers ol FARM, SPRING AND FREIGHT WAGONS
A fall and complete line of Platform and other Spring w a pons, especially anaptea to the
Western trade, of superior workmanship and finish. Illustrated Price List free on
application. See the MOLINS WAGON before purchasing.
-Try our brand of SMOKED MEATS.
H. Treman & Sons,
All telephone orders promptly filled. Telephone Nd. 1103. 1700 Third Ave.
WE ARE ALWAYS 1ST IT WITH
TBE FINEST OF
Bread, Cakes, Buns and Pies
In the city.
Delivery wagons always on the road. Parties desirous of
having them stop at their residences, will please notify the
same at our premises.
MTJNROE, DeRTJE & ANDERSON.
First-class Hotel and RestaurarT, Market Square,
back of Thomas' drugstore.
LUNCH COTJNTILR IN CONNECTION.
85gfGood Rooms by day or night.
UXDERHILL & GLASS, Proprietors.
Roek Island Brass Foundry
AND ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
All kinds of bras, brocaj and aluminum bronze casting, all thades and temper. JUi.c
a specialty of brass metal pattern and artistic work.
Sut-r axo OFFicE-At 1S11 First avenue, near Ferry landing.
J. MA GEE, Propiietor.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS.
All Kinds ot Carpenter Work Done.
General jobbing done on ehort notice and satisfaction .'guaranteed.
Office and Shoo 721 Twelfth Street. ROCK ISLAND.
Man of actnrer of all kinds of
-BOOTS AND SHOE8-
Gents' Fine Shoes aspecialtj. Repairing done neatly and promptly.
A share of y onr patronage respectfully solicited.
1618 Second Avenue. Rock Island, Hi
Opera 3Loul&g Saloon
GEORGE SC1IAFER, Proprietor.
1801 Second Avenue. Corner of Sixteenth Stree - Opposite Harper's Tbeat re.
The choicest Wines, Liquors. Beer and Cigars always on Har.d
ree Lnnch Every Day - . Sandwicnes FnmleheoonSbo.t Notire
You can save money by trading at the Old Reliable
o lINTD lO CENT STORE.
Crockery, Cutlery, Tinware, Classwre and Wooden
MRS. C. MITSCH'S, 1314 Third Ave.
POSITIVE CURE. L3
M Warm BW Krv York. Prion M eta.!l-
Kvery MAN who would know the GRAND TRtTnS.trifi Plain rtrts, tw
Old Secrete and the Mew Discoveries of Medical Scirnce arphed P
Married Ltfe. should write for our WMdrrful little bank., called
A TKIAT18I rOK HKN ONLY." To any earnest man we will mall one
Copy .fiatlrel in plain sealed cover. "A refuse from tbe quacks.
THE ERIC MEDICAL CO.. BUFFALO, N. Y.