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rur: .vuiius, Thursday, mahcu d, lsua.
LOOK TO THE LAW.
Important Statutory Provisions
That Are Neglected.
PUBLISHING ANNUAL STATEMENTS
Both the method and results -when
gvrnp of F'g8 is taken; it is pleasant
jad refreshing to tho taste, and acta
srenily yet promptly on the Kidneys,
,;ver and Bowels, cleanses the sys
tem effectually, dispels colds, head
aches aud fevers and cures habitual
constipation. Syrup of Figs is the
only remedy of its kind ever pro
dtifcil, pleasing to the taste and ac
ptable to the stomach, prompt in
its action and truly beneficial in it3
effects, prepared only from the most
healthy ana agreeable substances, its
nanv excellent qualities commend it
to all and have made it the most
oopular remedy known.
Syrup of Figs is for sale in 50c
and $1 bottles by all leading drug
gists. Any reliable druggist who
may not have it on hand will pro
cure it promptly for any one who
wishes to try it. J)o not accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
St FRAHCISCO. CAl.
10WSVILLE. KY. KEhV YORK. M.f.
J. S REIDY.
T. B. KKIDY.
Li.. erJ irauagtf properly on ctruiutson,
n il. injury, co'lrct rents, also carry a line of Cret
c's Sri' insurance companies, building lota for
nk in su'beil ffcreut additions. Choice residence
proper: y ic -1! l'rts of the city.
Ko.nu 4, Mitchell A Lynde building, gronnd
dnor. ir. rear of Mitchell & Lmile baok.
Have you called at
If not, you had better, for
you will find lots of Silver
and Gold Novelties as well
as a large assortment of
the latest in Fine Jewelry,
H. D. FOLSOM.
But Buy where You can Get
the Most for Yocr Money.
''!" con trmplata buying, aeliing or exchanr
in? residence or business property it will
positively jay jon to caU at
ill & Donaldson's
Real Estate and
from 3. 4, 5, and 6. Masonic Temple Block.
Why Pay Rent?
When with the amonnt you now pay for
runt you can purchase, occupy and enjoy
white ao doing home ot your own .
undertake to build t number of honsea
torau cnatomers on terms very greatly to
Ijflt (Tour Property with Us
. : (; - and we will find yom a buyer.
'Vleea anytime aaBetUSetate U on the
'm;l:iin t IStlni; Made on Arcuunt of l'nb-11-rti
'rs l'ailin ti I niilish Annual Ste-
port Tlie Si-t'tlon tlmt Requires it. Anil
j li rvtialty I'rovltlrtl The OiHrrrs K.x
rmpteil by t he Act and Those who are Not
I For r-ome time prist there has lii'rn
more or loss complaint xprssil hy
taxpayers in iliflVrent parts of tli
county in regards to the iiabit that
public officers handling public funds
have lapsed into of neglecting to
pnblish their annual statements as
required by law. For a tint? after
, the passage of the act requiring them
j to be pvbiished the measure was gen
erally complied with, but of late such
publication is an exception rather
. ihan the rule, hence the complaint.
j For the benelit of those interested the
clause requiring these statements to
be published is given, and will be
found in t'hapter li2. section of
the Revised Statutes of lS'.M. which
reads as follows:
lie it enacted by the people of the
state of Illinois represented in the
j general asscniplv. that each and
t every public olVtccr elected or ap
pointed ot each and every county ami
township in the state who shall by
virture of his or her ofHce have the
j custody of public funds, shall at the
'expiration of each liscal year prepare
J a statement of the amount of public
. funds received and expended by him
i or her diirinir the liscal vear ju!
closed: which statement shall show
the amount of public fund, if any on
hand, at the commencement of said
fiscal year, the amount of public
funds received and from w hat source
received, the amount of public fut'ds
expended and for what purpose
expended: and the otliccr mak
ing Mich statement shall sub
scribe and swear to the same be
fore some person authorized to
administer oaths: and such olliccr
shall cause such statement to be
published in some newspaper pub
lished in the county in which such
officer hold hi or her ottice. for one
I week, and if no newspaper be pub
lished in such countv. then such oni
cer shall make three (:i w ritten copies
of such statement and post them in
three (:) of t he mot public places
nearest to his or her otlice: Provided,
that the provisions of this act shall
not apply to sheriffs., circuit clerks,
count v clerks, county recorders,
count v superintendents of schools,
county treasurers, county collectors
and township collectors under town
ship organization: And provided
further, that the cost for the publi
cation of said statement shall not ex
ceed one dollar ($1) per lO ) w ords, to
be paid out of the funds in the hands
of the oflicer making such statement:
And provided further, that said pub
lic oflicer shall not bo required to
have said statement published if he
shall be unable to receive such publi
cation at the -price allowed by this
The 1'enaUlen Impimnl
Sec. lt of the same act provides a
penalty of not less than &"0 or more
than for a violation of the fore-
jfoing section. The officers who are
not exempted under this act and who
are required to make the publication,
include the supervisor who by virtue
of his otlice is ex-oflicio township
treasurer, the school treasurer and
commissioner of highways.
FAREWELL OLD FRIENDS.
What's Heroine or that Faat Boat?
Xo mention has been heard this
spring of the new fast passenger
packet the Diamond Jo litie is going
to build at Dubuque. This obi story
has been sprung on the people all
the way between St. Louis and St.
Paul every spring for the past six or
seven years, mis is me nrsi skiisoii
it has "missed repetition. There was
ori-inallv some foundation for it.
Diamond Jo Reynolds did do some
talking at one time to the effect that
a steamboat that would make 20
miles an hour for a regular thing
that could be made to do business
six months in the year at a large
profit. It was a good while ago that
this remark was made, but the mem
ory of it has warmed the hearts of
the newsgathers along tjie river
ever year, as they desparingly com
pare the five columns of space with
the three columns of matter on dull
days, and just as often as they did
this the old fable has been dug up
and passed around aga:n. Quincy
Tbe Salvation Army.
Staff t'apt. Addie. of the Salvation
Army has joined Capt. Hayler in
Uoek Island, ana preparations are
rapidly making for storming
the citv, hostilities to begin Satur
day. Karraeks have been moved up
town to a room in Palace row on Sec
ond avenue west of Fifteenth
street. The out door meetings will
be held on Market square and the pa
rades, the clash of drums and brass,
etc., are to be heard in dead earnest.
The adherents of Ballingtine Booth
propose to make a determined cam-
aign in Kock island, but as this
is the first attack on the city, and
that nearly every other city in the
state of influence has been invaded,
we content ourselves that in the eyes
of the Salvationists, at least, we are
not so wofully wicked after all.
Lorenzo J. . Connor, 104 Green
street, Albany, N. Y., says: "I hare
used Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup and
find it very beneficial, and can safely
recommend it as a good remedy for
The People of t i.rtx.n :IiiV Show Their
Apprt-fiHtiou of i'. s. siilvti ami 1'mnily
Wlio Are Soon to Kemove to ttoi li Isl
Cakhos 'i.i fk. March 4 The res
idence of R. S. Silvis was
completely taken possession of
on Thursday evening of this
week by the friends and neighbors of
the family, and while it was not a
real surprise party, Mr. Silvis and
family were considerably surprised
before the. party broke up. It had
been understood by the people of this
place for some time that Mr. Silvis
contemplated moving his family to
Rock Island in the rear future to live
in the tine residence which he pur
chased last year, and a few of his
friends informed him that they would
call and see him some evening before
he went awav. So on Thursday eve-
liitig these few friends dropped in, but
J the family were not prepared for the
j rush" for they kept coming until
j their large and spacious rooms were
tilled to overflowing. The family be
' gan to rustle around (Mr. Silvis has
. always been known as a great rustler)
to make their visitors as com
fortable as possible under the
; crowded circumstances, and soon
I everything was running as merry
as marriage bells. The gathering
j was made up of both the old and the
I voting, and while tho old residents
! were recounting the stories and
j scenes of years gone by, when they
" wore bovs and girls, the voting folks
; were playing some of the modern
I games so amusing to those who are
I not in it. There is one game in par
j tk-ular which I think 1 should men
; tion here for the public good: It is
called the '-knights of the whistle."'
Knight or the Whistle.
! A circle is formed, all joining
hands. The victim who is to he
I knighted is called from an adjoining
j room and placed in the circle. Un
I known to him, a small whistle at
tached to a short cord is fastened to
his coat tail by means of a pin hook.
He is then told to hunt the whistle,
those in the circle in the meantime
pretending to pass it from one to the
other as in the thimble game. The
victim stands watching, trying to
locate the whistle. Soon someone
behind him reaches forward, grabs
t he whistle and gives it a toot."
Sir Knight" turns to grab the
bugler, when he hears the toot" be
hiud him again. Again he swings in
the circle, arid a he swings the
whistle swings too, each one behind
him taking a toot and by the lime
the candidate for honors finds the
location of the whistle he has earned
his title of '-Sir Knight." but here is
where tho interesting part of the affair
come in. for the young people in
sisted t.'iat as Mr. snvis was going
to the city to reside he should wear
the honors of --sir knight of the whist-
ler"-t'or he is said to be a good w histler
auvwav as it would be suitable to
anvor.e of good standing living in
the city. Mr. Silvis after some de
liberation thought the suggestion a
very good one and so he stepped
within the mystic circle. Weil, did
he tint! that whistle? For f nil v l.r
minutes did he like the gladiator of
old circle around the ring, and if it
had not hapienod that one unlucky
bugler pulled so hard or blowcd so
hard that lie busted tiie bugle li
would have been circling vet. Suf
fice it to sav that he fully earned his
honors, and trust the title will lie re
spected in a becoming way by his
largo circle of friends
After the amusements of the even
ing were over a rcyal supper was
spread in the large dining room, to
which ample justice was done, and so
well represented was the occasion
that four times was the dining table
set to accommodate those present.
After supper there was music both
singing and instrumental. Mrs.
Myra Silvis, daughter-in-law of ex
Sheriff Silvis, and Miss Mamie Silvis,
daughter of R. S. Silvis, gave sorco
very tine selections on the organ.
Then came the surprise, for the neigh
bors assisted by Milo Lee, of Rock
Island, had procured a bcautijul sil
ver water set, with the engraving:
; "Presented to Mr. aid Mrs. R H :
; Silvia by their Carbon C HFrtee as." :
When the presentation was made.
so unexected was it that both com
pletely broke down, but after awhile
Mr. s'ilvis regained self-control and
thanked his friends in his frank and
manly way for their kind remem
brance of himself and family.
Severing Fond Aaaoelatlona.
The Silvis family are old-time res
idents of this place, T. S. and R. S.
coming here when but boys. They
came here with hardly a dollar
in the world, but they were
full of grit and work, and tod'ay T. S.
and R. S. Silvis are the largest land
owners in this section of the country,
the result of industry, good manag'e
ment and careful investments.
Where now stands the prosperous
little village of Carbon Cliff once
o-rew the waving corn, planted and
cultivated by the hands of Mr. Silvis,
but since then what changes! for this
was long years ago. He looks over
that spot once covered with the rip-enino-
grain and sees the school house
where his children went to school;
it only seems a little while, but the
years have flown fast and the little
school children have grown to men
and women: He looks a little far
ther and his eye rests upon the vil
lage church, the church to which he
contributed so liberally to build, and
when he is gone to his new home it
will be a source of joy and pleasure
to him when he looks back and can
know how much he has done
for the comfort and good of
the rising generation who must
orn tVe par placet in the 4
pleasures. duties and cares
of the world. It is with many re
grets that we see the famil- leave
our qi 11 age. Always first in any en
terprise for the public good: always
willing to contribute and with a lii.
cral hand to the wants and necessities
of the poor, and there are few fami
lies here but what can testify to the
kind ministrations of Mrs. Sil
vis. in their homess of sickness
and when death as entered their
homes, and now that the time has
come for their departure it seems
like the severing of a long united
family, but our loss is Rock Island's
gain and our best wishes follow them.
W. R. C.
WORK OF WATER.
Kock Island Trick Washed Away Mill
Creek Breaks I p.
A big washout on the Rock Island
near Bureau last night delayed all
trains several hours. Three trains
were run around by Peoria, reaching
this city about four hours late, and
all east bound trains were held here
from five to eight hours. This after
noon, however, the damages had
been repaired and trains are mov
Mill Creek lireuks ( ).
Mill creek broke up last night and
the ice went out into Rock river.
For a few hours there was considera
ble apprehension of attending dam
age as the river overflowed its banks,
and owing to a gorge which formed
a stream of considerable propor
tions ran through the town of Milan,
but the ice linallv went out peace
fully and no serious consequences
are now feared. The creek is high
and the ice is threatening to go out
of Rock river at any time.
I.ihiai Trarlctt In the Yarits.
A piece of track in the t, R. I. &
P. yards that was loosened by the
rain yesterday gave a couple of the
R. I. iv P. coaches a good shaking up
on their way up to the Rock Island
passenger depot last night, Luckily
no one was injured or much damage
The Brewing Company.
The agreement between the Rock
Island Brewing company and the
brewers' union was finally signed
vesterdav, the terms being entirely
! satisfactory to all concerned.
Workmen are busy remodeling the
offices of the Brewing company on
Moline avenue and arranging a com
fortable and convenient suite of
rooms for the office forces. Contrac
tor C. J. W. Schrciner has charge of
the carpenter work, and Jiabe &
Heithrends the painting.
It is not improbable that in a short
time the Rock Island Brewing com
pany will follow tho example of other
large brewing establishments and
enter into the manufacture of its bot
tles. The company has under con
sidcration a project looking to the
converting of the former brewery
building ot Haioie v Stengel into a
bottle glass factory, and a company
may be formed to take tho matter in
Itun Diiwd in Moline.
5er Van (Jrume, a Relgian
w hose home is in Atchison, was run
down by the 12:25 train, cast bound,
on the Rock Island tracks in Moline
today. He was badly mangled, his
left leg being injured so badly that it
was amputated at the knee. He is
thought to have been under the in
fluence of liquorat thetime of the accident.
Thomas' grand Chicago orchestra
will give one of its grand entertain
ments at the Burt is opera house at
Davenport tomorrow evening.
A. C. Cunter's famous play, "Mr.
Totter of Texas," is to be presented
with all its original strength and
effects at Harper's theatre on Satur
Both Kind i of Ic -
In addition to an abundant supply
of pure channel ice, the Rock Island
Ice company has arranged to supply
the trade with artificial ice where
such is wanted. This ice is manu
factured in Davenport from artesian
water and after Apri 1 the Rock
Island Ice company will be prepared
to furnish it as the exclusive agency
in Rock Island. There will be very
little difference in price, the artificial
article a trifle higher. Telephone
Ci j Committeemen, Attention -
All members of the democratic city
township committee are requested to
meet at Turner' hall on Thursday
evening, March 9, at 7:30 o'clock.
Democrats generally are invited to
attend, II. L. Wheelan,
. Clearing It Out.
I want to sell a lot of crazed
white iron stone china which I
had to buy with the rest of the
stock when I took the crockery
store. There are platters of sev
eral sizes, covered and open veg
etable dishes, sauce tureens, tea
pots, covered butter dishes, and
a few odd plates, pitchers, etc.
I have marked these at prices
which are low enough, surely.
Samples and prices can be seen
in my east window.
I don't suppose you want any
of this for your dining room, but
housekeepers can use a few of
these pieces for common in the
kitchen, and 1 save the better
dishes. Here's a chance for real
economy. G. M. LoosLir.
In all departments suits, pants, overcoats, r.nderw ear, gloves,
socks, etc.) there are but small lots left. The same way with ,
goods left over from last spring. We now propose to make a :
clean sweep, so as to have none but new. bright spring good
to show you.
In our Boys' department we offer knee pants suits at 50c. 9c.-
1..50, l.'f.". 2.yo, 3.9." and $5. This mean the finest carried .
over knee pants suits in the house at $5. Some we sell as low
as 50c per suit, or about one-half price on any of them.
Knee pants at Sc. i:ic. 25c, S9c. 50c and 75c, easily worth nouble.. ,.
Men's suits and overcoats, the same reduction on all small lot.
Our Men's pants are divide 1 into three lots:
Lot 1, choice at $ 1.25. value up to $2.50. ,.
' 2, " " 2.50. 4.00. , V.-
:S. " 4.00. ' 0.50. ' :
Men's and Boys" underwear ftarfully cut in price, but we need
the room for spring goods. 50c goods reduced to 25c: 75c
goods to 45c; f 1 grades to 75c. Men's and Boy's flannel shirts',
reduced in price.
(Jreat bargains in woolen socks. 25c grades at 17c; :?8c grade
at 25c: heavy cotton socks 5c: cheaper grades at lc a pair.
Just come and look, you'll want to buv lots.
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. iJ '
Bill of Fare
Clothes pins p-ir deze-i - 01c
Clothes pins patent spring 03c
Towel rollers each - 09c
Tin spice cabinets 8 draw's 82c
Pound butter mou'da - 22c
Self wrineiner m ps 25c
Hair brushes - - 07;.
Hand brushes - 03c
Trick saving banks - 07c
Nickle alarm clocks - 68c
Nickle plat sad irons per lb 05c
100 boxes p ape trie s
Corn ptppers, 1 qt -Wood
Towfl Rings -Tea
Wood pails, toy -Lamp
chimneys No. 1:.
Damp chimneys No. 2 .
Hard wood toothpicks
- ' 04c
Always the leader in lowpricea
Geo. H. Kingsbuiy,
1703 1705econd Ave.. Rock LI aid. Telephone 1216.
402 Fifteenth street, Moline
Fifth Avenue Pharmacy.
HORST VON KOECKRITZ,
Analytic and Dispensing Fiiannacist
Is cow located in hi new buildine at tbfncrner if Fifthveuue
nd Twenty ..third stieet. . . ;
FOURTH AVE., DRUG STORE.
A. J. HILL,
is now open with a full line of New Drugs and Chemicals.
CyPrescriptioni carefully compounded witb tbe pnreat drug.
v . . . ...
Cor. Fourth ave., and Twenty-third street