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sh D2 to uie taste, ana acts
..fnromntif on me -rvianeya.
Ik'ffels, cleanses the sys-
uailfi oispis coias, neaa
d fevers ani c,,res habitual
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of its kind ever prc-
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to the stomach, prompt in
n aimI truly beneficial in its
nrepared only from the most
pii agreeable substances, its
ifllent qualities commend it
ii have made it the most
or fins 18 ,or BalB ln yw;
bottles "by all leading drug
In? reliable druggist who
live it on hand will pro-
ommptly for any one who
tn iu Do not accept any
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t. it. RKiny.
THK I.F.AT IXO
a! o ware property on commission,
x !ict rents also carry a line of first
:nat companies, building lot for
.r.Ii rent additions. Choice residence
! prt?of the city.
t Lyode bnildiag, ground
oil called at
you had better; for
.1 find lots of Silver
old Novelties as well
arge assortment of
tsi in Fine Jewelry,
BITE AT :
"where You cau Get
f t for Your Money.
W! buying, selling or exchanr
or businew property it will
eal Estate and
f. llaronic Temple Block.
tte amount you now pay for
"Pnr-hase. orcnnv anil onlnv
" a -' borue of Tourown.
r-e to hull.i. . .x.
oners on term very greatly to
property with Us
,a e wlU find yen a buyer.
' time as Real Estate U on tha
REFORM IN ORDER.
New Methods of Conducting the
LEVI WATERMAN'S SOUND VIEW'S.
The (;en.ieo Comuils.loner Wan in 1 lie
City Yesterday and Briefly Kxpresied
Himself to an Argus Representative -A
Coarse Which Has Been Approved hy
Hon. z Levi Waterman, of Lit n-
eseo, one of the new np.
pointees as commissioner of
t ho Joliet penitentiary, as made
by Governor Altgeld, was in Kook
Island yesterday on business, and in
cidentally he talked briefly to .in
Alters reporter who met him, con
cerning reforms in conducting fie
penitentiary at Joliet.
Ntw Methods Needetl.
'There is no doubt whatever.1' Mr.
Waterman said, "but that decided le
forms are necessary in the methods of
conducting our state penitentiarii s.
There is no doubt, furthermore, that
the people of the state expect the in
stitution of such reforms. In fact t le
promise of such reformation was o le
of the issues upon which John P. A t
geld was elected jjovernor. It will -e
remembered that during the cam
paign Judge Altgeld repeatedly and
openly made specific charges in detail
as to the methods employed in con
ducting the penal institutions of tie
state, charges that were never suc
cessfully contradicted, and upon l is
election it became incumbent on him
to carry out the necessary reforms lie
had proposed. The commissioners
appointed to succeed those long in
power, found upon investigation that
the governor's charges hail been w dl
founded that decided reforms tire
absolutely necessary. There is rio
doubt whatever that the penitentiar
ies as now conducted are not in ac
cordance with the law.
Will MiNtuIn the Law.
"Now what we propose to do is to
bring the manner of running the pi n-
ltentiary within the law. lu this end
we have adopted a plan, which, while
we are not prepared to make it pi b.
lie yet, has been submitted to the
governor and meets with his cut re
approval. In a short time we hope
to nave these plans reaov to inaugu
rate them, a:ni then the public sh til
know of them.
"Ve Irnil the lanor problem a seri
ous one to meet in Conducting the
penitentiaries. The convicts mibt be
kept busv. To enforce hard labor
anil at the same time avoid conflict or
competition with the legitimate com
pensated labor of the outside state. is
a matter to which we have jjiviMi
much thought and studv. The matter
of making contracts has received o.ir
rrrojfeareful attention. We find it m
utter impossibility to conduct the
labor branches of the penitentiary
without bringing us in conflict with
somebody. What we propose to do.
is, first and foremost, to stringently
enforce the law; that has not be -n
done heretofore. Then we will so
regulate the methods of labor that
tliey will entail as little competition
with the regular channels of labor as
As to the J. S. K.
Ill a letter to the Union F. II. Cald
well sustains the course of Kepreseiit
ative Henry in his work in Rock Isl
and for the J. S. E. road and sas:
To show to the people who have
read your article, also to the one that
someone did not know or care any
thing about the facts of the case
wrote for the Akgi'S to show that ve
did nothing but what was right, we
paid one Kock Island man ;j per day
for the time he worked for us besidt-s
others that were paid for work." As
far as the Akgvs is concerned it is
for Kock Island. It is for the J. S.
E. road, and is willing to do all in its
power to assist that road to ent'-r
Kock Island. It so expressed it s If
to Mr. Henry, but was informed by
that gentleman that whatever was
done must be as be said, and in ac
cordance with his ideas, etc., and it
was not until he had failed in his own
peculiar way of doing things, that be
condescended to encourage any oooii.
efation on the part of the Akgus or
the Improvement association. Jl.e
ARGt" s reserves the right to conduct
its own policy with reference to pub
lic enterprises. It did not like Mr.
Henry's sub-rosa tactics and believes
such a course on nis part, ana noth
ing else, has caused the misunder
standing in the relations of the road
to Kock Island.
The Aug us does not know anvthiig
about the road's expenditure of $5 a
day for work in Kock Island, but it
regrets that notnmg more nas come
from the outlay on Mr. Henry's part.
A Double Fatality
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township, Scott county, across the
river, involves a strange double f-
oUtv Mrs. Carl Schroeder. wife of
a retired farmer residing in the vi
cinity of New Liberty, died Tuesdi-y
afternoon from the effects of an ap
oplectic stroke. When the sad nev s
was carried to her daughter, Mrs.
Charles Brockman, wife of the clerk
of Liberty township, she, too, dro-
,1 .i .
ped to the noor, aeau, as soon as me
mother's death mas mentioned.
tx.-t,:io tha oTimt en use of the latti-r
death has not been reported, the co i
ri;t;r,a indicate it to have been
caused by a stroke similar to th:it
which cameo tne uiuLun- uy.
R. H. Patton, 613 Walton Ave., N.
Y. City, writes: "I have used Dr.
Bull's "Cough Syrup for years and fir d
i . i- . m ..fit r m mi remedy Tor
1 1 LUC iuvd, j
coughs, colds and laryngitis I have
Yesterdays Ss.loji or the .t!:rd or Super-viftors-THe
liimlneM rhia Morning.
At yesterday afternoon's meeting
of the board of supervisors, no great
amount of business was transacted.
An additional amount of $25 was al
lowed for the taking of a colored girl
from the poor farm to the Iowa Educa
tional institution. A communication
from Frank Snell asked the board to
direct the clerk to cancel a certain
mortgage held by the county on a
piece of land in Cordova township.
The matter was referred to the finance
committee, which is composed of Su
pervisors Wilson, Sinnet, Cralle and
Forsyth, and later the committee sub
mitted its report, recommending that
the prayer of the petition be granted
and that the clerk be instructed to re
lease the same of record. No other
business of importance was tranactcd
and the board adjourned until this
morning at 9 o'clock.
The board met at 9 o'clock, pursu
ant to adjournment. The special
committee on the Drurv toll road
matter made its report, the substance
of which was given in The AitGirs
heretofore. An amendment to the
report making the term of the fran
chise 25 years instead of 2'J years and
substituting other changes, was
brought in and its adoption moved by
Supervisor Spiekler. A long discus
sion followed. Supervisor Uritton,
of Andalusia, who was one of the
special committee, making a lengthy
statement of the matter from its in
cipiency. Other members of the
committee and several of the super
visors entered into the discussion,
and later the amendment was voted
upon, it being rejected by a vote of 22
to 3. the report of the committee
then being adopted by a vote of 23
WOULD WELCOME IT.
The V ertes Tt-lesoipc Looking for a Home
Kock Island's Claims,
All the world knows that Claries T.
Yerkes, of Chicago, has opened his
generous heart and purse and taken
therefrom half a million dollars to
pay for a telescope now in course of
construction for the Chicago univer
sity. This telescope will be the
largest ever constructed by mortal
men. and w ill have a power of search
ing out the heavens and studying the
stars more thoroughly than any in
strument ever constructed. The Chi
cago university is now looking
around for a place to put its tele
scope, observatory and astronomical
school. It cannot be located at Chi
cago nor within 40 miles of that city,
on account of the pillars of smoke bv
day and night, that hang over it and
the region round. So the faculty are
looking to the east and the west, the
north ami the south for a suitable
place to pitch their astronomical
wonder's tent. All Chicago knows
this, and that Freeport. Geneva, Lake
forest and other ambitious towns,
are working for the site.
We Would Welcome It.
The Peoria Herald is calling atten
tion to the advantages of that city for
the site, and in this same connection
the Ahgis may mention that Rock
Island may rightfully claim attention
to its position as affording all the
requisites for the location of the ob
servatory, and to modestly assert
that nothing in the world would give
the city more pleasure than to offer
a home to this great scientific enter
prise. Wedded Last Kventng.
Last evening at 7 o'clock at the res
idence of William Roth, 431 Fourth
street, occurred the marriage of Er
nest Servis to Miss Regula Hilpert
haeuser, Rev. C. A. Mennicke, of the
German Lutheran church, officiating.
The ceremony was witnessed by a
large number of friends of the high
contracting parties. Miss Laura
Young and Harry Young act
ing as bridesmaid and best
man, respectively. After the cere
mony had been concluded, a line
spread was served to the com
pany that was heartily enjoyed.
The' bride is a cousin of Mr. Roth and
is well and favorably known. The
groom is an engineer on Weyer
hauser & Denkmann's boats aud pop
ular among his associates. Ihey
were the recipients of many handsome
rcniemberances from friends, and left
on a night train for Chicago and the
east on a wedding tour, after which
they will return and make their home
at Le Claire, the former home of the
Coroner McCortney was called to
Buffalo Wednesday morningby infor
mation that a suicide had been com
mitted there. He went down and saw
the body of a man who had evidently
hanged'himself. At least the man
was dead, there was every evidence
of self murder and none of foul play,
and a verdict was rendered in accord
ance with the facts. The man was
named John Chumm. He was un
married, a laborer and dissipated. It
appeared from the evidence that he
had drank till his money was exhaus
ted, and that he had committed the
desperate act because he was despon
dent and discouraged, or perhaps
mentally unbalanced. The scene of
the hanging was some distance below
the village of Buffalo. Davenport
The taxes for 1892 are now due and
may be paid to the undersigned at
Hurst & Donaldson's office in Masonic
Temple block. Please bring your
last year's receipt, which will enable
the collector to find your description
on the tax books.
William J. Gamble,
A Very ftrasaut Affair at the Standard
Club Itonm.t Last Evening.
The Ponram ball given at the
rooms of the Standard club last eve
ning was attended by the Jewish so
ciety of the three cities. It was a
brilliant affair, the, early part of the
evening being occupied by the juve
niles in dancing. Bleuer's orchestra
furnished excellent music for the
occasion, and the Httle people ar
ranged in a variety of beautiful cos
tumes made a pretty picture as they
mingled in the mazy dance. At 10
o'clock the little folks gave away to
their elders, who enioved several
hours in dancing. a' sumptuous
1 i ...
ppicau was nerveu ana me anair on
the whole was an exceedino-lv nlMs.
ant one. The follow ing little folks
Ruth Kohn, Gertie Kohn,
Blanche Mosenfelder,Jaaette Moeenfelder,
Selma Freelich, liann Koenstein,
Delia Cohn, Ray K saugtotn,
Fannie Baxberger, 1-aura B rnberg, r,
SelmaBear, Elsie Simon,
Marco Kohn, lrme Kohn,
Maude Bear, Stetl Kohn.
Bdna Kobn, M yra Bear,
Jakie Simon, Allie Simon.
Simon sfoeenfelder G.bie Mosenfclder,
Morris Simon, Hugo Simon.
Arlie Mosenfelder, Lee Goldsmith,
Jo, Goldsmith, Joe Konenfield,
aidncy Loeb. Arthur liirt-cli.
The Krldce Line Service.
The entertainment at the Burtis
Opera house at Davenport was con
cluded considerably earlier than is
customary last evening, and a large
number of Rock Island people who at
tended, and were enabled to catch a
car at 10:25. expected they would get
over before the last regular trip.
Hence when the conductor demanded
extra fare there was a general remon
strance, the passengers thinking that
while the car did not start promptly
from Davenport as it might have
done, it was nevertheless a regular
car'. When the matter was referred
to Assistant President Lardner this
morning, he immediately made an in
vestigation and found that the last
regular car due to leave Davenport at
10:20 had gone a few minutes before,
which made the theatre car a special.
Mr. Lardner stated, however, that the
company was purchasing horses as
fast as possible, with a view to put
ting more cars on the bridge line and
reducing the time between cars, that
as soon as possible the last car would
leave Davenport at 10:30 p. m., but
cars thereafter would run for special
accommodation as now.
In Rock Island the company
charges no additional fare for theatre
cars, and the result is that everybody
rides and there is "no kick coming."
If is to be regretted that such an ar
rangement cannot be made on the
bridge line for the benefit of the the
atres on each side of the river. It
would probably pay the street rail
wav in the;end.
Perhaps, however, we must await
the coming of electricity on the
bridge line as bringing about this
among other desired reformations it
has wrought for the public good in
the cities on either side of the river.
The Arg-ns Circulation.
In view of the steady growth of
the circulation of the The A kg us and,
realizing the fact that to the average
subscriber it is more satisfactory to
have the subscriptions paid promptly
and at regular intervals, our collector
will hereafter visit each subscriber
every month, and to the end that the
department may be conducted as sys
tematically as possible and as satis
factory to all concerned as may be,
our patrons, it is hoped, will be pre
pared to receive the collector when
he comes. At such times, too, any
complaints should be made as to the
manner of serving the paper, while it
is desirous . that at any time causes of
complaint be promptly reported. The
carriers are required to deliver the
paper neatly and as far as possible in
conformity'with the wishes of the
subscribers. They are also provided
with whistles and enjoined to blow
them when at each house where a pa
per is left, and failure of any of these
requisites should be immediately re
ported. The carrier will then be pro
vided with a receipt, which the sub
scriber will confer a favor by signing,
showing that the complaint has been
remedied. Carriers will be compelled
to comply with these regulations and
the places of those who fail to will be
filled bv others.
There will be work on third degree
in Rock Island Lodge No. 658, A.F. &
A. M. tomorrow (Friday) evening at
7:30. E. Beck, W. M.
CROCKERY AT THE CROCK
Tumblers of all grades, the
cheapest a well as the best all
good, for that matter.' Goblets,
also; they are also breaking;
don't yon need a few just nowT
Chamber sets, from the useful
ix-piece sets up, decorated, for
less than plain white. As 50a H
begin to thick of spring clean
ing, stop aod see how little a
nest toilet set costs new.
Plain white tab'.eware a full
dinner set, 100 pices, for $6. I
don't believe some people know
bow cheap I am selling the very
best white ironetone china;
cups and saucers, for instance,
43 cents a set.
The place to buy crockery is
at the crockery store.
1 O. M. Looslby.
. 1B0B Seeend Arenas.
On.o-Tlxirc3L, I 1 H H
We offer at these reductions the balance of
our winter stock. In ten days our new Spring
stock will arrive (some new goods are already
in) and short work will be made of what Win -ter
goods we have on hand. This includes
Mens Suits and Overcoats.
Mens and -Boys" Pants.
Boys' Suits and Overcoats.
Underwear, Caps, Gloves.
Knee Pants, Shirt Waists.
Last call for Winter Goods
Be quick. 50c will buy One Dollar's worth.
Simon & Mosenfelder, :
Rock Island House Corner.
BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS.
FREE. FREE, FREE.
A book with every purchase. We are giving
away, free, 23 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 :
A Line of
From One Cent a Yard Up.
F. J. YOUNG, Proprietor.
1728 Second Avt
i" If r
Fifth Avenue Pharmacy."
HORST VON KOECKR1TZ,
Analytic ami DispsiDg Pharmacist
Is now located in his new building at the corner of Fifth sveuue
and Twenty-third street.
1S01 Second Arenue, Corner of Bixfcxratb Street, . Opportte Harper's TBMtre. . . '
The choicest Wine, Liquors, Beer and CigarsSalwavs on Hand
. FrLeek Every Day . . iaauwlcliea Famish 4 m Short Setts. '
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