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THJB AlUiUS, FKIDA V, MAliCfl 3, 189a.
The Kind of Timber for the
SUCH IS RENOWN. SUPERVISORS' SESSIONS.
WANT i0UN3 AND YIGOEOUS MEN
, jtjg mfthod and results wten
"ncf F'b9 13 teen "8 pleasant
refilling to the taste, and acts
rvet promptly on the Kidneys,
find Bowels, cleanses the sys
at,miic. flisnels colds. head-
gKlwv, i- - - f
jud fevers and cures habitual
nation, ryrup ox J?igs la the
''.! nf l'f.u kind ever nrn-
; reiueuj i
j noa-injj to the tasto and ac-
to (lie siomntu, iinuiyL iu
.l irnlv heneficiiil in ifq
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r-ppareil only from the most
:r afiii njrreeable substances, its
"'..llnnf minlitics commend it
7(1, rnw.. -j ---
'1 and have made it the most
i.. Mmn1r known.
Ud of Fis is for sale in 60c
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Domes ny hu icauiug urug-
not have it on hand will pro
it promptly for any one who
x to try it. lo not accept any
pORNM FIG SYRUP CO.
XillU. tf. NEW YORK, tl.f.
T. B. nicin?
, iu manage property on coromistiOD,
:j.co !-ct rents, ).o carry a line of Erst
- :rnce companies, building lota for
CM I-rt'iiI additions. Choice residence
7ii rrt? of the city .
X 'rht l! A Lynde building, ground
:-,:0: y.iichell A Lynde bank.
t vou called at
i, vou had better, for
- will find lots of Silver
: Gold Novelties as well
2 iarge assortment of
irest in Fine Jewelry,
aonds, etc. 4 w
3a7 where You can Get
Most for Your Money.
''!) ate buying. Belling or exchaaf
ice or business property It will
Real Estate and
1 5. and 6. Masonic Temple Block .
k Pay Rent?
the "mount you now pay for
ffc r Pnrcti.se. occupy and enloy
i doing a home of your own.
build a nnmbor of bonaei
L1,,tone on terms Terr greatly to
'Property with Us
mua we wiu una yon a buyer,
r My time as Beal Estate U on the
Let the liiiocrncy Kxert th I'roper llt'
rrrtiun and victory V ill bollow a
Surely hs Daylight Follows Ilarkn.u
Krlegate Fossils and Raise up Ambition
As surely as daylight follows
darkness, will the democracy win the
coming municipal election, if it but
he guided in its choice of candid:. tcs
by the spirit of energy and enterprise
that is dominant in ltock Island at
the present time. This is an agi of
progress, demanding young men of
ambition and public spirit and piide
at the head of things. From all in
dications so far made manifest, the
republican party in ltock Island as
elsewhere in the country, proposes to
renew its allegiance to fossilised
ideas and forms, The democratic
party is the party of progress and re
form in these latterdays. It dema ids
men of modern ideas to rcprcsen" it
in places of responsibility. So should
be its course in Rock Island this
Krlrgstr r ossils t the Hear.
The policy of the party in order to
command the respect and endo -se
men t of tin- people should lie to r -le
gate what fossils mav apply for
recognition in the convention, to the
rear, place them among the back
numbers ami raise up men of modern
ideas, whose aid of, and cooperation
wit ii the council in furthering modern
improvements may be counted on. A
mayor so impressed w ith the gre it I
am as to exercise the veto preroga
tive on any and all occasions,
may prove a most deplorable
stumbling block to public im
provements. Such a candidate i : is
to the best interests of the democracy
to avoid, locally speaking, at leist.
The party in Rock Island is fortui ate
in the possession of just such tin. ber
as is essential to Rock Island's up
building at the present time. Let
the party weigh well the consequence
in the selection of its leaders this
spring. Choose men of energy and
local pride, men with the city's best
interests at heart, and the masses of
the people will be found at the lucks
of such candidates at the polls.
As to all the uantdatr.
The same rule should apply ai- to
all the candidates. As a mayor of
contracted ideas may clog the 'wheels
of progress, no matter how energ -tic
the council, so the council mav ser
iously ernbarrassthe-mavorin exer; injr
th proper public spirit. Aldermen
of public spirit should bo sent to the
council. Men whose ideas of progress
are well known should be selecte I at
the democratic primaries, and thev
are the ones who will be elected
The same rule ought to apply to all
candidates nominated on the demo
cratic ticket. The people are t red
of machine rule. Thev want some
thing new. A great many republi
cans have expressed their disapproval
in the life tenure idea in municipal
offices which the party in Rock Isl
and lias oecorue wedded to. l hev
want new men at the head of tin
ticket. The democracy is in a posi
tion to provide them. The republi
can party in control of the situation,
from present appearances, is not.
.eaeseo's Merry War.
The war at tieneseo between Mayor
and Editor Kiner and City Attorney
and Corporation President Dunlam
still goes merrily on. In his Jfew-i of
this week, Mr. Kiner says:
Mr. Dunham founded his held of
abuse of the mayor on rumors he iiad
heard on the street. His rancour was
aroused because he had heard in st me
vague wav that the mayor had
"threatened to sue his company for
$15,000 or $10,000 for letting the
north side school house burn. Being
pressed to specify where he got his
information, he spread his hands tind
said it was all up and down the
streets. " The truth is that Mr. Dan
ham jumped on the mayor with the
idea that if the latter could be bluffed
from further investigation, the w hole
affair would be dropped.
Mr. Dunham, if you were con vin ;ed
that yon furnished steam enough tdat
night, why have you not been anx
ious to jlemonstrate it by a test? If
you really thought it the fault of the
hydrant, why have you delayed lot at
ing the fault over a month? Are you
not aware that the city has been" iri
danger all these days of delay?
Did you send Capt. Harrington
after A. H. Mertz last Monday, und
when you got the latter in your oliicc
try to induce him to not make an in
vestigation for publication iu this
paper? Did vou think he was ! os-tile."
In air" the broad state, no newspa
per gave an officer of your company,
recently appointed to a state office, a
more generous notice upon his ap
pointment than did the mayor in his
paper the week before the fire. Does
that resemble 4,malice?"
It all comes to -this: The citr wants
the light and water pressure it is
paying for every month in cash, just
as any individual wants the good he
pays for. And all the bluffers that
ever bluffed can't keep the mayor
from insisting on the city getting her
An pxcellent remedy. Twn nf mv
children have been much troubled v ith
neuralgia all winter. - They used Sal
vation Oil and a few applications pro
duced a complete cure. I consider
it an excellent remedy. John a.
Jones, deputy inspector tobacco ware
house No. 4, Baltimore, Md."
Iaveupirt le-ently Advertised tor City
Hall rians in its Own Pevuli:ir Way and
theltesuit Hus Come.
Not long ago the citv council of
Davenport adopted a resolution call
ing for competitive plans for a new
city hall. The notice of the grounds
ami building committee to the world
called for plans and specifications for
a $70,000 building, offering a first
prize of $-00, a second prize of $150,
and a third prize of $100, for the best
three plans submitted. The plans
and specifications are to be so
complete than any man without
knowledge or experience as a
builder, will be able to read
and interpret them. The architect
w hose plans are accepted will be re
quired to guarautee by certified check
to the araounf $4,01)6 that when ad
vertised for bids there will be an
offer from competent contractors
within that limit within 60 days
thereafter. In making their choice
the committee will give no explana
tions, nor shall thev be bound to ac
cept any plans for constructing the
buildinir, nor to iav for any nlans
Oot There, .lust the Same.
The grounds and building commit
tee of the council did not place this
notice to architects in the engineer
ing and building journals of the dav,
but the notice has got there just the
same. The Engineering Record,
Building Record and Sanitary Engi
neer is a trade, journal of the first
class. It is published in New York
and London, and circulates all around
the globe. And the leader, in the
middle of the front page of the issue
of February 18. next to the publish
ers' announcement, is an editorial de
voted to the notice to architects pub
lished by our sister city. This edi
torial reads as follows:
The members of the "rounds and
building committee of the citv of
Davenport. Iowa, have singa'lized
themselves by extending a most re
markable invitation to architects
to submit plans and specifications for
a city hall. We print the invitatiou
in full in another column, commend
ing it to the careful consideration of
all parties who desire to secure a
good deal for nothing and have the
The successful (?) architect is re
quired to furnish plans and specifi
cations complete enough to enable
the committee to understand them,
including The arrangements for
heating, plumbing, gas-fitting, elec
tric wires, and furniture for the dif
ferent members, " for about one-fifth
to one-eighth of the actual cost, and
then put up $1.00 in cash to insure
the honorablecommittee against mar
ket values, collusion of irresponsible
contractors, any inadequacy of the
periou wnicn inev themselves specify
lor me reception 01 tenders, and as a
warrant for the character of the con
If anything could be more gro
tesqtiely rcpellant to solicited pro
fessional services of architects and
engineers, we venture to say that it
has not yet appeared in print. It has
not even stated that the architect
whose plan are accepted, aud who is
permitted to furnish the above guar
antces, will be invited to superintend
the execution of the work, although
one might infer that this extraord
inary committee would allow him to
do so under a sufficient additional
It is amazing that corporation offi
cials so far abuse public trust in
them as to effectually drive away the
very professional men they are put
in office to solicit, and thus com
pletely defeat the purposes of their
appointment. No architect or engi
neer can, consistently with his self
respect, respond to any such adver
tisement. It affronts his sense of de
cency and violates every principle of
justice. In this instance it should be
at once recalled and replaced by an
invitation which will not be flatly re
pugnant to the objects for which the
committee was created, and which
will be consistent with sound busi
ness methods and creditable to the
city of Davenport.
McConocbie After a Third Term.
Mayor McConocbie is the first ex
ecutive of Rock Island to reap the
benefits of the $1,000 salary, and evi
dence is multiplying that he is per
fectly satisfied with his office and the
emoluments derived therefrom. The
work is probably easier than that
which he was formerly accustomed
to, and his hours are not long. There
fore Mr. McConochie is anxious for
renomination and is working hard to
accomplish that end. He wants it,
and wants it badly.
Mr, McChonochie has either fooled
the Union or that paper is trying to
fool the public regarding the extent
his honor will go to secure a renomi
nation. Mr. McConochie enjoys the
distinction of being a smooth poli
tician at least he has been very suc
cessful in his political aspirations so
far. But it hasn't required much
discernment to discover the absorb
ing ambition which possesses the
mayor to succeed himself indefinite
ly. " His actions have indicated that
Mayor McConochie was a candidate
for a third term before he fairly en
tered upon his second. He is not
only a candidate for a third, but
also for -a fourth and fifth term.
-And he will be nominated by the
coming republican convention.- His
wires are well laid, and he 6miles
knowingly when it is suggested that
he may not secure it. But will he be
re-elected P That is a much more
difficult problem for his honor to
Of. Bauday, one or the best Known spe
cialists in the west, says that spinal menin
gitis is epidemic in St. Louis.
Yesterday Afternoon's Work of the County
Hoard The ltusiness Today The Ones
Who Hold Over.
At yesterday afternoon's session of
the hoard of supervisors no great
amount oi business was transacted.
The committee on jail and jail ac-
eouuis mane ns report, ana the re
ports of several other committees
were taken up and disposed of. The
usual routine business was gone
through with but nothing of import-'
ance came up for action.
This morning's session was mainly
devoted to the taking upof numerous
bills w hich had been referred back to
the board for action. Amonr them
were several bills from county con
stables and police officers for ser
vices in arresting and bringing back
criminals. The fact that the board
had previously adopted a resolution
to not allow any bills of this charac
ter unless a conviction of the party
arrested was had. provoked a long
discussion for and against it. Two o
the bills were allowed, however, de
spite the previous resolution, and
a bill of $ft was allowed to Levi
Cralle, of Moline, who captured the
man wno nad stolen his horse and de
livered him over to the sheriff of the
At this afternoon's session of the
board, the Eastman poormaster case
of Moline was again brought up and
it was decided to carry it to the ap
pellate court for final decision. After
transacting some other unimportant
business the board passed a vote of
thanks to Chairman Smith for his
impartial rulings and adjourned.
May Term Gram Jurors.
The following grand iurors were
selected for the May term of court:
Cordova Christ Bryan.
Canoe Creek John Burton.
Port Byron L.S.Pearsall.
Zuma John L. Noah.
Hampton Peter McCarl.
South Moline Zaek Einfeldt.
Moline William Kerns, Sim Gil-
more, F. A. Johnson. "
Rock Island George M. Looslev.
Josua Hasselquist. Charles Mot. V.
W . r.ggleston.
South Rock Island George Rich
Coal Valley Maxwell Lyons.
Rural F. V. Wilson. '
Bowling James Hutchinson.
Andalusia James D. Kane.
Buffalo Prairie Henry Zeigler.
Drury Frank Reynolds.
Edgington Benjamin Fountain.
Biack Hawk John Beck.
Those Who Hold Over.
This being the last session of the
board before the spring election the
retiring members are taking leave of
the old associations. Although the
majority Qf them are too modest to
yet make known their possitions as
to whether or not they will be candi
'dates for re-election, it is known that
several at least w ill be candidates
again. The retiring members num
bcr 13. and are as follows: Rock Isl
and, F.. W. Sinnett, Martin Frick;
south Kock Island. 11. S. Case; Mo
line, A. t. inton, Gus M. Ford, R.
A. Smith: Hampton. D. A. Weather
head; Zuma. Leslie Hanna; Edging-
ton, Martin Schoonmaker; Drury,
Charles E. Spickler; Rural, John A.
Wilson; Coal Vrlley, Frank Xaylor;
t ordova. Jasper rorsyth.
The Jacksonville correspondent to
the Sporting News says "the work of
getting Illinois and Iowa in line once
more is going along at a good rate
Quincy will surely be with us and
Keokuk is working hard and will most
likely come around all right. Spring
field and Decatur can be placed along
with Cedar Rapids and Aurora as
dead letter towns.
I spent last Sunday in Peoria. It is
dangerous to talk base ball there.
They say they have had enough to
last them a lifetime. Thev lav the
blame of killing the game in'their
own town to W.S.McCaull.
A Parallel Case.
may furnish a similar dramatic scene
to that enacted at the late Chicago
democratic convention. As Harrison
pledged himself to Hesing, so has
McConochie given his word to
Schroeder that he would not be a
candidate this year. Who knows but
what Mr. Schroeder in his righteous
wrath may take occasion to ventilate
the methods of the McConochie ring-
Sters. nnd oive t.hp eiit-ftnd-ilrioil nm.
. - w - - - j-. V-
ceedings a highly entertaining flavor?
T . i . .,
is air. oenroeuer less corageous than
was Mr. Hesing?
CROCKERY AT THE CROCK
Tumblers of all grade:, the
cheapest as well as the best all
good, for that matter. Goblets,
also; they are also breaking;
don't Ton need a few just now
Chamber sets, from the useful
ix-piece sets up, decorated, for
- less than plain white. As you
begin to think of spring clean
ing, stop and see how little a
neat toilet set costs now.
Piain white table ware a full
dinner set, 100 pieces, for $6. I
- don't believe some people know
how cheap I am selling the very
beet' white ironetone china;
cups and eauoef. for instance,
43 cents a set.
The place to bay crockery is
at the crockery store.
4 ' , G. M. Looslxt.
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 & losenfelder,
Rock Island House Corner.
OOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS.
FREE. FREE, FREE.
A book with every purchase. We are giving '
away, free, 2) different kinds of books, , at the
late uarse 6: uo. store, ib'ZZ becond 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.
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P. J. YOUJiG, Proprietor.
1728 Second Av.
Fifth Avenue Pharmacy.
HORST VON KOECKRITZ,
Analytic and DisDensiug Pliarmacisl
Is cow located in his new building at the corner of Fifth stcuto
and Twenty-third street.
GEORGECHAFER, Proprietor. -
UOI Second Avenae, Oeraer of Sixteenth Btt, . Oppoalt. Barpef. OWre. -
The choicest Wine. Liquors. Beer and Cigars.alwavs on Kind'
Tim Lsaath Ivtry Day
- Saod wlcbee Toraiabcd os Skort SotU.