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TiifJ ARGUS, MONDAY, FEBRUARY ':(), 1893.
wtn U1" uc-"'- nucu
f Fira is taken: it ia rjleasant
lid refreshing to the taste, and acts
L;y yet promptly on the Kidneys,
iver and Bowels, cleanses the eys-
E- ofl'apfiiailv. dianels colds. head.
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thes and fevers and cures habitual
Lnstipation. Syrup of Figs ia the
3ly remedy 01 its Kina ever pro
xt&, piecing to the taste and ac--ptable
to the stomach, prompt in
a action and truly beneficial m its
Sets, prepared only from the most
;eslthy and agreeable substances, its
canv excellent qualities commend it
!o all and have made it the most
orular remedy known.
r vrup of t lgs is tor sale m 50c
kid $1 bottles by all leading drug-
I. . A i:Vl J : i i
ay not have it on hand will pro
ire it promptly for any odo who
ijhes to try it. Do not accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAH FRANCISCO. CU
UMSVIIU. K1. HEW YORK, N.V.
T. B. KB LOT.
THE LEAX ING
B:y wt; and manage property on conmiaplon,
money, eo'lect rents, alo carry a line of flrat
du'lre ttvnr&nce companies. bullriiDg lota for
nit to allihed flVrent additions. Choice residence
fSpcrjUull partp of the city.
loom. Mitchell A Lynde balldlag. ground
(cm. ir, rru of Mitchell A Lynde bank.
Have you called at
If not, you had better, for
vou will find lots of Silver
and Gold Novelties as well
as a large assortment of
the latest in Fine Jewelry,
W. TREFZ & CO.
2011 Fourth Avenae,
Birkenfeld'i Old Stand.
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THE CITY ELECTION
Requiremants of the Law With
FILING THE NOMINATION PAPERS.
When the Convention Must be Cwlled for
the Approaching Election and be Within
the Law A Proposition for a Two-Mill
Tax far a Hospital to be f a emitted A
Along with the talk about candidates
and other ante city election topics, miy
ome the suggestion that something
about the law under when elections are
held in Illinois would be interesting. The
provisions of the Australian ba'lot system
haye beea told and retold, but a rehear
sal may prove advantageous in view ot
the events ot the day- la the discussion
of probable municipal officers, the (act
should not be lost siht of that the law
distinctly specifies just when the n -ruinations
must be announced in orcier to have
them legally balloted for. It should be
understood that the certificate of nomi
nation and tte nomination p ipers for a
city or village election must be filed with
the respective city or villag.; clerk at
letst IS days prior to the election. The
city and township election affdeting H ick
Island comes April 4 (bis year, so that in
ordtrto come within the law the norn't
nating conventions must be held bef jre
March 18. The caucuses of course, would
necessarily have to be hel.l lie To re that
The candidates to be voted for in the
coming city election will be mayor, city
clerk .sttorney and treasurer, a id an alder
man from each ward; while on the town
ship ticket two assistant supervis
ora, a collector, assessor, po ice magis
trite, two justices of the peaco and three
constables are to be vott d for.
A commendable Proposition.
Id addition to the regular election,
proposition for aJ2-mill tax to build a
city hospital is to be submit d to the
people. The petition, properly sub
scribed to by 100 citizens, bat been pre
pared, having been circulated by George
Milter. It is unnecessary to comment at
length on the proposition. It is self
commendatory. A city hospital has
been one of tbe imperative needs of the
times in Rock Island since St Luke's hos
pital wag abandoned.
Merely a Difference of O lnlon.
The Moline Republican-Joins al mani
fests an altogether too eager disposition
for controversy when it says "the Akgcs
takes tbe Republican-Journal quite se
verely to task for daring to say a word
in defense of Moline city council in the
topographical map matter." The A gtjs
stated explicitly in its article referred to
that it did not assume to dictate to the
Moline paper in any partirult.r, but made
its own comments and expressed its own
opinions. Simply because it mentioned
the Moline paper, it is "taking it severely
to task." Nonsense! As let ween the
Republican-Journal and the Argus there
is simply a difference of idea) as to the
place a newspaper should oiicupy in
community. As for the Abgcs it has no
hesitancy in stating its position; which is.
to stand by i's city, without being clan
isb; to uphold deserving pub ic improve
ments and enterprises without toadyine
to the clamor of the creaker; to stick to
what it believes to be right, no matter
what be the composition or what be tbe
masses of the opposite side; to seek to be
ta . leader of right, rather that to be a fol
lawer of wrong, regardless of tbe ma-
State Superintendent Riab has issued
a circular of information to the school
officers and teachers of tbe Htate, defln
ing some of their rights an duties. The
legal holidays ot state are New Tear's
day. Fourth of July. Chr.Btmas and
Thanksgiving and feast days appointed
by national or state author ty. Other
special holidiys may be granted tbe
school by the school board. The law
does not require & teacher to teach on
Saturday, Sunday, or on legel holidays,
and on the other hand a teacher cannot
claim pay for a holiday unless It occurs
during his term of teaching and on a
school dy. Tbe birthdays (f Washing
ton and Lincoln, "Memorial'' and ' Lt
bor" dayf, are not legal holidays except
as they are granted by the st bool board
to tbe schoo'.
Mrs. Jesaie L mg, wife of John Long,
died at her home on Thirteenth avenue
and Thirtieth street at 12 o'clock yester
day, after a short illnts?, age 1 86 years.
She was born at Oneida, Ktox county,
but bad lived in this city sines she was 6
years old. She was married -a Mr. Long
in 1883 and leaves besides hitr husband,
two little sons and a daugh .er George
atd Charles, aged respectively, 8 and 2J
years, and Grace, aged 5. Hiving grown
up in this city she was well known and
had a large circle of friends, who will
deeply deplore her untimely c emise. The
funeral occurs from the home on Wed
nesday afternoon at 2 o'clock .
"Salvation Oil cured me ef a shoulder
lameness and pain in back, contracted
playing ball last season. I b ied several
pthAr j'pvrtA'Yipf an1 fslli
A MIDNIGHT MARRIAGE.
A Ceremony Set for Yesterday Necessarily
Deferred .Through an Arbitrary County
Charles W. Biuk. of K-iok'ike, aDd
Mi 13 L zzie Ciarks n, of 8 uih Ruck Isl
an I. were united in inirrings shortly aN
ter nvdoiyht a, tbe Hotel Liflio on Mar-
det Square. The young couple can-
claied yesterdiy to have tbe ceremony
performed, but as no license could be
obtained until after Sunday had passed,
they resolved to obtain it as soon as pos
sible after that time and accoruingly had
thi license issued just after the midnight
hour. Magistrate Wivill was tben sought
and performed the solemn ceremony at
the place mentioned. The couple left on
an ear'y morning train fo. the east on a
short wedding tour.
The Part of the Law.
Deputy 8her S Briggs arc impanted the
groom here from Kanktkee Saturday
night aad this ia a large me3ure ac
counts for the sulden determination to
marry, the bride formerly resided at
Kankakee and there she met the groom
with results necessitating, the interference
of the law. Tbe ladies of a certain
church here have been in erested in the
matter of late and with the assistance of
the state's attorney and the sheriff sue
cetded in bringing i to a focus.
The couple were desirous of having the
ceremony yefctetday. but through the un
reasonable and arbitrary action of County
Clerk Kohler. who refused to grant tbe
license on Sandav, the Ceremony was of
necessity deferred until the unusual hour
named, until which tims the groom was
held in custody, whereas be might have
been released and wedded before, bad his
highness the county clerk been willing.
THE RIVER SEASON.
The Diamond Jo l.lne Preparing for Navi
A short time since an item was going
tbe rounds of the river press to tbe effect
that the Diamond Jo line would with
draw its boats from tbe Upper Mississippi
this season, a combinat'on of reasons be
ing alleged for this actios. The story
was purely an imaginative one. and
lacked the least semblance of any tangi
ble foundation. The management bss
seen fit to deny this allegation, and de
clares that the line will continue business
at the old stand this year as usual.
During the winter extensive repairs
have been mado and are now being made
on tbe boats of tbe line. A new hull has
been built under the fittsburg, nd sbe is
nearly as good as new. She, in company
with the Sidney and " Mary Mor
ton, are ia winter quarters nesr
Dubnque. A lsrge sum of money
has been expended on tbe two
latter boats, and when the season opens
tbey will be in excellent shape to plow
through the waters of the upper Missis
sippi river. An improvement which will
be appreciated by persons who trayel on
the steamers is the addition of tbe in
candescent electric light, which will be
used lighting tbe staterooms. The nec
essary appliances have already been
placed in the Pittsburg, and arrange
ments are being made for tbe Sidney,
Mary Morton and Gem City.
The Gem City is at present in the
Qaiocy bay, and repairs are being mafe
on her. Sbe will run in tbe St. Louis
and Keokuk trade. Tbe personnel of
the officers' boats will be about
the same as last year, with probably a
few changes ef minor importance.
Still lu It. Big as Ever.
PfaS Bros.' the plastering firm wish to
announce to tbe puoMc that they are not
going out of tbe plastering business be
cause they have also entered kt3 another
business, but will this season go into it
on a more extensive scale. The past
season they did some of the finest work
done in this city and anyone wishitg es
timates on any kind of a job in their line,
no matter how large, will fiad .that ttey
are the firm tbat can do it on short no
tice as cheep as anyone. Their address
is 1434 Seventh avenue.
Civil Service Commissioner Bailey is
expected tomorrow to take charge of or
ganizing Mr. Wells' civil service force
or farce rather.
Mail Carrier O. F. OBterman, of the
poatofflce, has resigned to take his old
place at the glass factory, and George
Montgomery goes up into his shoes.
William McFarland has been appointed
substitute carrier. Carrier Osterman has
made a good carrier, but he has evidently
had bis ear to tbe ground.
The Burlington, Cedar Rapids &
Northern railway will sell round trip ex
cursion tickets from its principal points
to territory covered by the Illinois Cen
tral and Yazoo & Mississippi Yalley rail
ways, ia the states of Mississippi, Ten
nessee and Louisiana, excepting Memphis
and New Orleans, at rate of one fare for
the round tripj'tickets to be sold March
13. April 10, and May 8. 1893. These
tickets will be good for stop-over at all
points ia tbe states of Tennessee, Missis
sippi and Louisiana, excepting at Mem
phis, Tenn., and will be good for return
passage 80 days from date of sale. For
rates of fare, time of trains and other in
formation, c Jl on or address any ticket
agent ot this company or the aider
signed. - J. . Haithxoax, :
WHO FIRED THE SHOTS?
A Disturbance Down Town Which has not
beea Explained Police Points'.
Two shots in quick succession broke
the stillness of the midnight hour in tbe
vicinity of Fourth avenue and Seven
teenth street on Saturday night Tester
day morning wild stories of a bloody trail
in the scow were afloat, but an investi
gation tody failed to give much light.
Some who live in the neighborhood claim
they heard the shots while others did not
hear them, aid no one there seems to
know anything about the occurrence,
although other rts'tdents a block away
were startled from their sleep by the
George Kelly, James Murray and Frank
Clark got into a squabble near the Mo
line line yesterdiy and the police gath
ered them in. Magistrate Wivill im
posed a uniform fine of $5 and costs.
John Simpson, a railroad man, and J.
Dawson, a sewing machine agent, the
latter from Davenport, were hauled in
Saturday night blind drunk, and both
paid a penalty of $5 and cojts in the po
lice court this morning.
Coming Nearer Home.
C. C. Mclntire returned Saturday eve
ning from Oikaloosa, Iowa, where Le
closed up a deal by which the firm of Mc
lntire Bros, comes into possession of the
stock of dry goods, etc., as well as tbe
building, formerly owned by Mitch &
Wilton, who failed. The stock was pur
chased at a barguin, and within tbe
next 90 days it will be closed
out at 50 cents on the dollar. A few
months ago Mclntire Bros disposed ot
their Superior, Neb., store to Hunter
Bros acd bow the one at Hastings will
be sold, and W. B. Mclntire, who has
bad charge of the store there, and M. J
Coen, of the Superior store, will take
charge of the Oskaloosa store. In then
new possessions a; Oskaloosa, Mclntire
Bros, have secured an admirable corner
building and tbey will introduce into the
business to be established there the en
terprise, public spirit and business
methods such as have made their name
famous here tnd in Nebraska.
A marriage license was issued in Dav
enport tcdiy to Roy L. Qaackenbush,
and Miss L'zzie Maskell, The groom to
be is editor of tbe Tri-City Blade, and
shower of congratulations will in all
probability be bestowed upon him. There
will no doubt be a general tear np of af
tairs around tbe Blade, omce in conse
quence of tbe tvent which is evidenced
by tbe fact that simultaneously with tbe
issuing of the marriage licence in Daven
port this moriicg, the offlse boy ''pled'1
form of type on bis way along Second
avenue from the office to the press rooms
Its hardly necessary to say that the devi
will be to pay for it.
Subsidence of Mount Full.
A denial cf the reported subsidence of
.Mount t uji comes somewhat late in the
day to convince those who have seen for
themselves so frequently the disfigura
tion caused by the reiorted sinking. The
fact, however, remains tbat tbe shrine
keeper at the top of the sacred moun
tain has written denying that any sub
sidence has taken clace. Ha ntatM that
practical investigation made during the
summer proves the report to have been
entirely groundless, bnt immediately fol
lowing this statement he admits that a
spot of some extent has been found
which was free from snow between Jo
jukake and Higashi Tasukawara vol
canic action of some kind having taken
place there. This, he says, is still free
from snow and may have been taken to
be a subsidence, though such is not the
c&3e. Japanese Gazette.
A Cnlqna Lawault.
A suit for damages has been brought
by Lester Bennett, mail carrier on the
star route between Weston and Kbr
walk, Conn. Bennett declares that ever
since the first snowfall the highway be
tween Weston and the Hurlbnt street
postoffico in Wilton has been blocked
with snow, and he has had to travel near
ly four miles out of bis way every day,
being thus put to extra expense and de
lay having resulted to the United States
mails. He has notified the selectmen,
but they have neglected to break out the
No flowery rhetoric can tell the merit
of Hood's Sarsaparilla as well as the
cures accomplished by this excellent
Q. M. LoosLr.
1A0S Second Avenae.
On Mondy. Feb. 20, we will start
the ball rolling with a velocity which
nothing can stop. The occssion will be
TENTH ANNUAL SALE OF
These sales have been one uninter
rupted success, but we propose to leave
no stone unturned to make this tbe
RED LETTER SALE
of them all. Our orders placed months
ago, while cotton goods were cheap, en
able us to offer you
at prices but little above the bre cost of
tbe material. Get out pencil and paper,
do your own figuring and see
HERE'S TBE SCO;E.
10 doz g'.od corcet covers 9c
Cambric corset covers, tucked lace
and emdroiderv, trimmed . ' 25c
Drawers, tucked, yoke bel . ;. 25c
Corset covers, embroidery, trimmed
Drawers, full tuck'-d, okeb-nd, a
Night gowns good m is! d, lace
trimmed - 39c
Lot 4 -
Cambric corset covers 50a
Point de Pnris iac 50c
Deep tmhroideay trimmed. . . . ... .50c
Beadin? complete ". . . . .50c
Draw-r9 hemsticbed finished 50c
Linen torchon lire 50c
Embroidered rtfll t. tucked 50c
Night gowns, lace trimmed 50c
Collar and cuffs 50c
This lot is a bummer:
Elegant corset covers, drawers and
night gowns at 62s, 68i. 7.2c, 75c and u;
to the finer qualities, all bought with
special reference to this sale.
Sale takes place on our second floor, front. New
goods at riving on every train. Make your dollar
do double duty by trading at
1720, 1722, arid 1724 Second ave.
00K8, 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 be as low as
the lowest. The stock must go.
The Columbia :
Has just received a nice assortment of
at away down pi ices. Underbuying, underselling, and
ppo- cash 1 hustle them off in a hurry. Call early.
First come first seived.
OUa NO. 1 BODY,
Bleached Reed, upholstered in cre
tonne, witb parasjl. large size.f 4 68.
OUR NO. 2 BODY,
Bleached reed, shellaced and var
nished, upholstered in cretonne,
Brussels mat. f 6 35.
OUR NO. 3 BODY,
Reed bleached, with beaded posts
and knobs, 16th century finish, up
holstered in silk plu-h, parasol satin
with lace edge. Brussels mat, a big
F. J. YOUNG, Proprietor.
1728 Second Ar.
Fifth Avenue Pharmacy.
HORST VON KOECKRITZ, '
Analytic and Dispensing Pharaacist
Is tow located in his new building at the corner of Fifth aveuue
and Twentyahlrd street.
GEO RGEJS CHAFER, Proprietor.
1001 Seco&d Arenas, Corner of Sixteenth Street, - Opposite Buper TkaMr.
The choicest Wine. Liquors, Beer and Cigars always on H&nd
By carefully reading the fol
lowing: We have usually so'd chemises in lots
with other underwear, but this year we
shall make them a special object for you
and bave divided them into
FOUR GREAT BIG BARGAINS.
Baboaim No. 1
5 dez. chemists, good at 20c
Bargain No. 2 t .' .
Chemises plain, tucked, lace and em
broidery trimmed, good, well made
garments in value ud to 50c.
For this sale 39c
Baroain No. 3 ''
Finer quality, better made chemises,
handsomely trimmed with lace and
embroidery, " full tucked, were 68c,
were 62:, were 633, were 75c.
They are yours at 49o
Bargain No. 4
Splendid muslin, elegantly trimmed,
torchon lce and embroidery, fin
ished with great care, worth $1 and
more of anyone's money, all sizes.
Take them quick at 69e
This is your fun; first come first
Misses' ml children's drawers and
night gowns in great variety st rock bot
We can shew you some good things ia
Ask to see them.
Why do you make your calico and
when you can get them ready made for a
song? We have them for 97c up, and
expect to have, our stock complete in a
short time. Samples now ready for in
s pec t ion.
OUR NO. 4 BODY,
A beauty, f 1 1 . 90. ',', i
OUR NO. 5 BODY,
Can't be beat, $15.30.
RANGING IS PRICE
Up to 85. 50 that cannot be duplU
, cated by any. other firm.
WHEELS TO SUIT.
Can give you wheels to suit; rubber
tire wheels extra.
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