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TUB AltGUS, TIESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 189,1.
Forming Them Without Crip
pling the Democracy.
OP INTFEEST TO THIS SECTION.
refreshing to the taste, and acts
ra..T vet promptly ju mo iviuueys,
tlrer sJ Uowela, cleanses the sys
tf'a eff-'c'-uaily. dsPe'8 colds, head
es and fevers and cures habitual
Xtiration. Syrup of Figs ia the
oaly remedy; of its kind ever pro
dacel, pterins to the taste and ae
Kital'!a to the stomncb, prompt in
it action and truly beneficial ia its
ef-ef.', prppared only from the most
jItt'y ami agreeable Bubstances, its
,nv excellent qualities commend it
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ana nave umuu jl me must
.War remedy known.
ifvnin of Fig?
nip oi r izs is lor eaie in ovc
isd'jl bottles by all leading drug-
Anr reliable druggist who
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Ejy DOl nave it uii uuim ttiu irv
sre it promptly fr any one who
ri-bs to try it. lo not accept aay
UUF0MM FIG SYRUP CO.
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T. 0. KKIDY.
r. -'. n unsjc property on coniruiSf-ion,
fo I'Cl rent?, also carry a line of first
I t m. irs.tt comr-anies. buiMiog lote for
iitiull lie J ff- rmt additions. Choice residence
yx. , b . l nr!? of the city .
rE4. HKcWl A Lymle balliliag. groan
m. 'i fat of Vittnell ijraue nans.
Have vou called at
Two I'ropoHltlnns of Advantage to the
Kork iHlandand reorlaCoiigressloual Dla
trlcts. Which Should be Considered He
fore Making Too Hasty Acreptaui e of
lo ibe appcr.ionment of the state by
t'le democracy of III inoU there are two
disl-icts at leai-t, ia the cen'r ! and west-
JJith the method and results 'when em porions of the state that are ia a po
firmo of Figs is taken; it is pleasant eition and surrounded by circumstances
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which enii.Io their democracy to demand
of tbe party in control of tbe state fair
and proper treatment and recognition.
Tbee are what are known as tbe R ick
Island and Priori districts. Toe city
and county bearing tbe name given to
the list mentioned district hive for several
years been unable to sway tbe it flit nee
which gave the district to tbe republi
cans and eent Gi-n. Post, of GalesbiTg,
repeatedly to congress. Weary of tbe
liopele sness of the situation, the PeiTia
democrats have dt mended a place ii. a
district assuredly in keeping with their
politic-, and iu order to rid them of ihe
coun'.y which furnishes P.s'. and the lar.rr
part of the majorities which swell the i.ittls
Oa the opposite side of the balance sheet,
comes tbe reapportionment schemes htre
t ifore suggested to seyer the annoy ing
relations between Peoria and Knoxoojn
ties and tflve the last named county to
the R ick Island district.
Now, Is This Fair
Now tbe democrats of tbe Rock Ilmd
district according to tbe original dentin
of the promoters of the apportionment
plan adop'ed in 1S91. wen- placed in
pretty much the same predicament as
their political brethren in tbe Peoria dis
trict were, and while both succeeded in
overthrowing the oppressing influences
thrown about them che Peoria democrat
in the election of Worthington and he
Rock Island democrats in the election of
Neece and Cable the democrats of
the Rock Island district have succeeded
in getting farther out of the wilderness
than has tbe party in ihe Peoria distr ct
they have won more fnquently by tbeir
own struggles and i ft" rts and have, as
stated yesterday, placed tbe district
among those of the state not reliably cer
tain either way. (bey bave made it a
least fighting ground and have shown a
willingness to c in and U2ht as each
electiou came around, and demonstrated
their ability to win three times out of f ve
since the republican apportionment
made. It is not fair therefore, tbey
rightly consider, that in order to relieve
the Peoria district of its oppression tie
burden should be transferred to tbe new
ly formed Rick Island district.
How Will ThU Io?
But tbe Rock Island democrats are
not fighting the Peoria democrats. Tbty
simply protest most vigorously against
being deprived of their political liyes.Thsy
insist that tbey should not be imposed
UDon in the manner outlined in tie
hemes heretofore mapped out. But n
order to satisfy all ends the Abous here-
ith submits a district for Rock
Island and one for Peoria, both of
which would be reasonably safe as
democrutic, and comiuends tb- m to the
thoughtful consideration of the powers
that be, at Sprineheld:
Eleventh district- Rock Inland, Mercer,
Henderson, Hancock, Adam and Brown
couoties: population, 176 tlc-4
Thirteenth district Peoria, i ullnr..
Warren, McDonou;h and bchuji
counties-; population; 178.249.
Circuit Court I'ulllug.
In the circuit court tbe case of E utt-
man and tbe city of Moline against tbe
board of supervisors to compel tbe latter
to accept the boLd of E L Estmaa
ana recognize him as poormasier of the
city of Moline, is in hearing. It is be
ing tried before Judge Glenn and will
probably be concluded this evening. At
torney Entrikln, of Moline, represent
Moline, and M. M. Sturgeon and J. T
Ken worthy appear for the board.
Tbe steim heat was cut off today a;
the court bouse by tbe bursting of p:pen
and a new temple of justice was dedi
cated in tbe Citizens' Improvement asso
ciation rooms, where court is being he'd
Judge Glenn today on motion of de
fendant's counsel set tbe case of Ferk'er
vs Peetz over the Davenport lands, fur
hearing on the first day of the May term.
The Manhattan Exhibition.
The Manhattan club gives another of
its entertainments tonight at its rooms.
There will be a sparring bout between
J.O'Dea.of this city, and Feency.of Dav
enport, and another between P. O'Dea
and J. Kivilin, of Diyenport. A wres
ling bout between H. Plumbeck and H.
Carter will be ono of the features. Con
Doyle will demonstrate his cleverness at
punching the bag, and "Farmer'' Burns
will give an exhibition with one of his
pupils. He will also agree to reward any
comer he fails to throw in 15 minutes.
There will be some other athletic features
and it promises to be an interesting en -tainment.
Billy Gibson has received an order of
the events at New Orleans next month
and will no doubt be present himself.
if not, you had betttr, for
vou will find lots of Silver
ind Gold Novelties as wel
; a large assortment of
ta latest in Fine Jewelry,
H, D. FOLSOM.
largest display in Ike
dty, without doubt, ia at
TREFZ & CO.
Headquarters for Sfhnol
Books. Toyr finrl C.anAv
J ' .
2011 Fourth Avenue,
Birkenfeld's Old Stand.
G. M. Loosley.
Matter Discussed at the Council Meeting
At last night's mrttung ot the city
C unci) there was con-utlerahlu business
transacted, besidjs looking after several
matters of moment. After bearing re
ports of the committees there was adopt
ed an ordinance for a sewer on Seven
teenth street and Tenth avenue.
On motion the regular order of r-usi-ness
was suspend d ana William Jackson
came before tbe council and explained
the matter of the proposition that tbe
city council j iin Diven port and Moline
in appropriating a certain amount to
ward jointly purchasing a topographical
map of the locality, which will be used
in advertising the three cities, and also of
obtaining one to bt taken from the ori
ginal for tbe use of each city. Ia Mr.
J&ckson's opinion, it was not beyond tbe
power of the couucil to a ppropriate a
certain sum for that purpose. Ka did
not agree with the Muline city attorney
in the latter's views, and after giving bis
reasons therefor he hoped that the coun
cil would Bee its way clearly to assist in
Aid. Guyttr was of the same opinion.
He explained in detail the project, and
then ffured a resolution providing that
a ci mmilte; be appointed composed f
Aids. Schrocder, (letter and Koox to act
ia conjunction with the committees from
tbe other cities in looking after tbe
work. City Attorney Unas explained
that he did not see any reason Vi prt
vent the ci'.y council from ordering a
map for its , usjR so long as it was not
done in the interests of any fair enter
prise. Aid. Schrotdt-r thought that it should
not be ordend unless ii was for the use
if the city in showing the watt r works
and sewerage fystem. Aid. Enox was
of the opinion that a better description
of the prepared map ought to be given
to the council before the committee was
given power to act.
Aid. Gayer explained that it ought to
be made to show what would be of use
to the city and that the committee
should act in securing tVise things that
it might think necessary.
Aid. Corken was of tbe opinion that it
was an excellent thing.for the locality,
and that the council ought not to be
guided by what M line does in the mat
ter. "We have a goid location and a
good city,'- said the alderman, "and we
don't want to take a back suat in letting
people know it "
After some further discussion Aid
Guyer's resolution whs adopted.
The polition for the paving of Twen
ty-third street then came up, and after
some discus-iion was properly referred-
The raring Bids Opeupd.
On motion the bids f ir tbe paving of
Feurtb avenue. Eighteenth street and
the improvement of Twentieth stree
were then opened. On motion of Aid
Uuesing a recess ot 11) minutes was
taken to figure which ws the lowest
bids, and the finance committee reported
but did not designate which was the
lowest bid A string was tied to each
bid, so that it put a number of the alder
men at sea.
Aid. Huesing contended that Edwards
& Walsh were the lowest bidders and
moved that the contracts be accorded to
them far all the work. On account of
tue clauses in the bids it made matters
somewhat complicated and a long dis
cusaioa resulted. Edwards & WaUh
d'dn't want any contract unless they got
them all. tbe idea in this being to use a
part of the cut on Fourth avenue as a fill
on E'gbteenib street. TheRockford Con
struction company had a provision In its
bid that if it did not get tbe Fourth ave
nue job tbe city should furnish the dirt
for the fill on Eighteenth street. Finally
several amendments were offered and one
by Aid. Kennedy providing that the firm
to whom the contract was awarded fur
nish dirt other than that off Fourth ave
nue was adopted and the motion of Aid.
Hueaii g t awar t the contracts was car
K. P. Entertainment.
The Knights Pythias entertainment is
to be given at the new Castle hall on
Monday evening next. The programme
will include the following: Overture by
the orchestra; vocal duet by Dr. C. S
STcCandless and Prof. G. E. Griffith;
the first part of the dedication, a song se
lected by Mrs. von K leckritz, fallowed
by tbe second part of tbe dedication;
vocal duett by Miss Lucy Coyne and
Robt. Blakemore, and tbe last part of the
dedication, and a song with violin obli-
gato, Mrs. James Kindt ana m.bb Jjuiu
Koehler, with piano accompaniment by
Mrs. Frank Robinson, Miss Agnes Bixby
and Prof. Sam Bowlby.
The ladies of the First M. E. .church
will furnish the supper.
Go tell tU ye breeze", from desert to sea.
The "Prescription" has trinmpnea. lair woman
is free I
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Proscription is tbe one
princely remedy above au others 1 Hade ex
presely for women, it ia adapted to her special
needs, and fulfills avery requirement.
Ko condition so critical aa to defy it I
No emergency an great aa te baffle ttt
Aa a woman's restorative and regulator, the
"Favorite Prescription" is master of the situation.
Positively guaranteed to give satisfaction in all
cases, or money paid for It returned. The only
medicine for women sold on trial t
THE LAND LITIGATION.
Additional Circumstances Surrounding
the Claim of Mrs. Ferkler as to the Dav
Rcck Island, Keb. 7, Editor Akgus:
The Akgcs hs heretofore referred to
the Ferkler case, but has not attempted
to express any opinion, yet in view of
the interests that are involved in the
present aspect of the suit, it is due to
tbe public and the many innocent pur
chasers who aie interested in the Diven
port lands, that an exact statement of
the litigation be given that our people
may have a reasonable' opportunity to
know the probable result. The policy
of Mr. Davenport in his lifetime with re
spect to his land-t proved, as all know,
a Berious injury to tbe growth of this
city, so different to the policy of 8pencer.
Cnee and others intertava in the other
additions When Mr. Davenport died,
although many persons recognized his
many kindly traits of character, yet all
persons were glad the land policy that,
dominate-! this city so loDg waslikfly to
end, and here it may be remarked that
many citizens have expressed the ardent
hope that the land mantle of Mr. Dav
enport shall not fall on any of the present
owners of the Davenport estate.
Bailey Divenport and his fami'y were
no strangers to tbe people of this local
itj; ftrSO yetrs he lived here, and b s
father, mother and brother were wl;
known, so that when he died the children
of George Davenport, his brother, by
common consent were accepted a9 bis
sole and only heirs at law, and this
opinion has not chancec. or is it. I'kely to
change unless Mrs. Ferkler succeeds.
Mrs. Ft i kit r is a woman of advHnced
years, nud has livtd ali ber life in this
locali'y. She ctaims that she was very
poor, an 1 to he'p her to iive and raise
ber family, Mr. Davenport advised her
to move into the country upon a section
of land in .Buffalo Prairie, proui.sk.g to
give her the section. She did move and
ma e valuable improvemi nts. but Mr.
Davenport d'.ed without fulfilling his
promist, so she ceeks the aid of the law
t compel bis ht-irs and assigns to make
When the Daveop rt lands were sold
at. administrator's sale, the children of
George IJavenport wsre made parties,
because the law required the htirs to be
made parties If Mrs. Ferkler is an heir
she ought to have been made a defend
If Mrs. Ferkler is entitled to occupy
tbe position she now claims as half-sis
ter of Bailey Davenport and one of his
heirs, h-r course has not been such to in
spire conuaence in ner claim. lining a
woman of advanced years, she has had
all ber life to Know whether she was
Bailey Dtveoporl's half-sister or natural
sister whether she was his beir or not.
On tbe 5th of May, 1891, she filed her
second bill in court to compel a deed to
tue section, and in this bill she declaied
herself a natural sister, and the children
of George D ven port tbe only heirs at
law of Bailey Davenport. If these state
ments are correct, then she could
not be au heir, and half-sister.
The statements of this bill have been
mat ers of public record in our courts for
nearly two years, and during that time
many persons have become interested in
tbe Davenport estate. The common
man cannot see how parties to suits can
change their base. That Mrs. Ferkler was
only a uatural sister and that the children
of Georgt! Davenport were his only heirs
at law were the statemenrs of her bill
when she went to trial. After she had
submitted ber case then her lawyers asked
leave or court to amend ber bill, and in
stead of charging that she was a natural
sister, she claims now she was a half-sis
ter. This is a complete change of tbe
base, for it this is correct then the chil
dren of Gorge Davenport are not bis
o ly h Mrs at taw and she is not a nataral
sis'r in the legal sense. How Mrs. Ferk-
kr is going to reconcile tbese statements
is for ber and her lawyers to answer.
Rock Island has so far been free from
contending titles; its prosperity is in
volved m the permanency of its titles
All our people are interested, and it is due
to the public that the facts of this case be
staled so that persons may be able to
judge whether Mrs Ferkler's pretences
are correct. Q
The Regular Monthly Meeting of the La
dles' Industrial Society.
The Ladies Industrial Relief society
held its regular monthly meeting Satur
day afternoon at 3:30 o'clock in the old
High school building. The following re
ports were given from tbe different
First ward Six families assisted ; one-
balf ton of coal, two pairthoes, groceries
f 4 P5; 1 quilt, clothing, 8 50 .
Second ward Reports five families as
sisted; 1 tons of coal, 2 pair of shoes, 1
sack flour, groceries $4.45. clothing val
ued at $7.75.
Third ward Two families assisted, 1
tons of coal, 1 pair shoes, sack of flour,
groceries $1, clothing f 9. "So.
Fourth ward One sack of flour and
Fifth ward One-half tn of coal, 2
pair of shoes, clothing $4.60.
Sixth ward lwo families assisted, 11
tons of coal. 1 pair of shoes, groceries $4.
Seventh ward One-and-one-half tons
of coal, 1 (air of shoes, clothing $3.
The ladies express their thanks for tbe
Clothing, Mesdames Oliver, McYIaster,
Sudlow, Weher, Ferguson, L. Mosenfel-
der, Barnhart, Bailey. 8. Collins, Ben
Wilson. Wadswortn, Ohlweller, Kahlke,
Mitchell. I. v. xJurch, Deughertv. F. Mil
ter, T. B. Davis, Miss Mixter; clothing,
fruit and jelley, Mrs. McCandless; cloth
ing, fruit and toys, Mrs. Rose and Mrs.
Keator; clothing, Mrs. Marquis; 3 quilts
from a friend; comforter, Mrs. M, A.
Head, f 5 Mrs. Geo. Rctb; ball ot twine.
N. H. Marshall; jackets and hoods, L.
McCabe; a box of shoes, Geo.
Schneider; $10, L E. West; clothing and
food, a friend; 100 pictuie books to the
children of the Sunday school, L E
Judge Henry H. Goldsborough, Balti
more, Md aay a: "It gives me pleasure
to recommend Salvation Oil to anyone
suffering from rheumatic or other pains.
Department, and call special at'ention to
Rome new' choice styles of hosiery just
received, we will sell on Monday and
while they last. 40 dozen ladies' GOOD
BLACK EOSE at 8c per pair. No
more than 4 pairs to any one rus nrr r
To Push sales in our curtMn dfu-irt-
ment, on Tuesday and Wer!n.-s.iay of
this week we will sell wood etirtn'n poles
at lc a pi'-ce to any customer vis ting
On Mmdav A. M.. Fb 6th. we place
on sale 25 MORE ladies' Ume nw m .r
kets (carried over) at $1 erch. $1 ste?
On'.y ft. The-e garments were origin
ally 87 K, $10, f 12 and 814; now all go
at $1 for choice.
We have added more misses' garments
to our half-price table, so trmt ih q-nn
tity on Mondv A VI. ill b- at least 50,
and ail desirable shap-s -n.l styles. 1'he"
great mrk down a'i ' ronyh the sti ck
makes our cloak dera'-trrt'-n' n v ly great
attraction to nearly ivtr culoaitr v. sit
ing our store.
of this week we will sell best indiage blue
prints at 5c a yard.
Remember this is for one dy only, as
these prints were advanced Jan. 25i by
all manufacturers juBt 1 cent a yard.
You will probably appreciate what the
above quotation means.
Having availed ourselves of a favor
able opportunity to purchase a big lot
of muslins before the recent advance in
raw cotton and cotton gcode, we shsll
offer to any customer at retail (none to
otber dealers) all day Thursday of this
week, ONE day, ONE. peperall R ana
Salisbury R fine brown muslins at 6o per
yard. Take your choice, one day only, Qf,
Oureaily purchases of gingbsms en
abled ua to get a selection of over W)9
styles of tbe choicest patterns of dress
ginc'M-ms on a basis of the raw cottes
at Cic to 7c per pound. . Jou all snow
the great advance in taw cotVin since
lart full. This advanced price enters in
to ail goods produced tince Nov. 1. O ir
coLtracl having tieen placed before that
date gives us & very great advantage.
Ia addition to over 200 styles of the choicest selection
of dress gingham, we have received large lines of apron
checks and fancies which we are quoting at 4c and up.
We invite the public.
1720, 1722. and 1724 Second ave.
OOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS.
FREE. FREE, FREE.
A book with every purchase. We are giving
away, free, 2) different kinds of books,'at the
late Carse & Co. store, 1622 Second avenue.
Prices of Shoes guaranteed to Ibe as low as
the lowest. The stock must go.
Bill of Fare.
Clothes pins per dezea - 01c
Clothes pins patent sprijig 03c
Towel rollers each - 09c
Tin epice ctbinets 8 draw's 82c
Pound butttr moulds - 22c
Self wringing m p 25c
Hair brushes - - 07?
Hand brushes - 03c
Trick eavirjg banks - 07c
Nickle alarm clocks - 68c
Kickle plat sad irons per lb 05c
100 boxes pape tries
Cora peppers, 1 qt -Wood
Tea strainers - -Ironing
Wood pails, toy
Lamp chimneys No. 1
Damp chimneys No. 2
Hard wood toothpicks
Always the leader in low rWa
Geo. E Kingsbury,
1703 1705 Second Ave.. Rock Island. Telephone 1216.
402 Fifteenth street, Moline.
Fifth Avenue Pharmacy.
HORST VON KOECKRITZ,
Analytic anil Dispensing Pliannacist
Is row located in his new building at the corner of Fifth avenue
and Twenty ..third street. -
JOHN St. PAHIDON,
BKNBT A. PAHIDON.
SCHMEIL, PARIDON & SON,
Painters and Decorators,
Kaisominutg, Paper Hanging, Etc,,
419 Seventeenth Street.
Proprletorar of the Brady street
Ail Unit of Cat rUrwen cocrtaatly oa hand. '-'- -
toreea HHuaea KowurStonj- '
Ok bleck from Central Dark, the Urgesttn Iowa. 304 Bra4y afreet, Pavespon. fa