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TIIE "ARGUS, THURSDAY, APRIL G, 1893.
tie method and wten
Lfreshing to tbe taste, and acta
r vet promptly on the Kidneys,
; ind Bowel cleanses the eys
pffectuaily, dispels colds, head
ud fevers and cures habitual
ition. Syrup of Figs is the
femedy of its kind ever pro-
pleasing to the taste and ac
i'e to tlio stomach, prompt in
tion and truly beneficial in its
P proparct1 only from the most
Van1' agreeable substances, its
"excellent qualities commend it
1 and have made it the most
ar remedy known.
p of Fisrs is for sale in 50c
n UikAf all leadine drug-
An? rename uruijgisi. muu
not have it on hand will pro-
it promptly tor any one wno
to try it. D. not accept any
llFQntllt FIG SYRUP CO.
S4 FRANCISCO. CU
;sviu, fw fomc, .r.
T. V. KKIDY.
U aiiii maTiatre property oa ccniiui-ion,
cov co'li-ct rents, al carry a line of liret
i- infnrence companies, huil.'.ing low for
,:hejl:ffi'reiit addition. Choice residence
in a'.l purs of tbe city.
kl, Jlitrhell 4 Lynue tmiltlig. pronna
li rcarof Sllu-taeU 4 Lymle bank.
v ery Fine.
6. D. FOLSOM.
Jeweler arjd Cpticiar.
mi lo 13B Reafl.
cust us money to have this
1. h cusi YOU nothing to
t ami it will ifll vou when- to
a goml investment.
T "e have a unmix.,- ,.f r.i.,.;i.n
ing lots in all parts of the city
i will l.e s,,l,i at reasonable
Je also have a lar lij-t of busi-
uU resilience property to select
-some decided RAKCAIN'S if
hy Pay Rent?
waen with the amount jou now pay for
rent yon can purchase, ocenjy and enjoy
wt"'e dng a home of your own.
-w unuertake to build a comber of honaea
wourcuatomersonterma Terr greatly to
contemplate buying, selling or ezchanir
'- teaidence or bnaineas property It will
tiTely pay yon to call at
I & Donaldson's
Real Estate and
l . 5, andC. Masonic Temple Block.
Your Property with Us
and we will find joa buyer. "
The Latest Position of the De
THEY WANT A RECOUNT NOW.
T'v; . llurli Oar IHscrepanclea Have
uernrred- and Will leiuand That IIofs
rolllua Institute a Formal Investigation
Not to Thwart th Popular Will, hut to
Make Things Clear.
Because errors occurred in copying
the returns from the tally sheet for
the Union which led the morning pa
per to figure the defeat of one of its
justices of the peace and also a
supervisor and constable, errors
which were corrected upon the face
of the reports furnished the Anui s,
the organ of the lost cause of
McConoehieism jumps at the con
clusion that there must lie other,
discrepancies somewhere in the
city, the discovery of which might
yet save the much lamented hut de
plorably shattered idol, MeConochie,
whom the people turned down quite
effectually last Tuesday. The Me
Conochie organ thinks therefore. that
Ross Collins would respond quite
cheerfully to an invitation to insti
tute a formal contest and demand a
recount. After referring to the er
rors made in the Union's returns as
the hasis of its argument for a con
test, it says:
This Its tironnd for Contest
Such errors as the alwve would
have appeared on 1 he official canvass,
if they hail not been discovered be
fore. " Hut the scrutiny of thetigures
of other wards led to the discovery of
discrepancies here and there and are
not so readily accounted for. In
some cases the recorded vote is be
low the total vote to a greater ex
tent than the rejected ballots account
for. and in other cases an overplus is
The general consensus of opinion
among republicans, freely expressed
and indeed demanded of S. J. Collins,
chairman of the republican city
township commit tee. was that a re
count should be secured, and as
there is no way to obtain this save
by entering a formal contest, that he
should take the necessary steps to
contest the election of Medill for
inavor and Iluesing for clerk: this
not to defeat the will of the people,
but to have the result made clear,
either by verifying the returns or cor
Thal there should be a disposition
to make such an issue evinces with
what deep reluctance MeConochie
yields to the popular will, against
w hich he contended so vigorously and
so desperately. Of course if it is
-demanded" of Hoss Collins that a
recount be made and he should sub
mit to such demand, the same --S. I).
K." who figured so conspicuously in
the late campaign and from whom by
the way emanated and to whom is up
lo date mainly confined the consen
sus of opinion among republicans,
freely expressed'" to which the Union
refers, would, beyond question, see
that any funds needed incidentally to
the carrying out of such a recount
would be readily forthcoming from
the same corporations that contrib
uted s freely to the MeConochie
ticket during the latter days of the
canvass. That such an issue should
be raised shows what a blowtlu: de
feat of MeConochie proved to him
self and followers, and how tenac
iously the wily politician hangs on
to the office on which he thought he
had a life cinch. The Alters has no
fears of the result of a recount, if
made upon the face of the returns of
last Tuesday's election, but it has
very little' respect for the spirit
which submits so ungraciously to the
popular will as expressed, as to ques
tion the judges of the election which
declared McConochie's reign ended.
T. J. Medill anil A. I). Iluesing
have been duly and properly elected
mavor and city clerk, respectively,
of the city of Rook Island, and no
trumped up excuse at this late day
will keep them out of their seats.
Additional election returns from
townships in Rock Island county have
been received as follows:
Supervisor Martin Schoon maker,
il.. 124; Daniel Montgomery, r., 122.
Town Clerk Chas. Waldman. d..
87; William J. Mclntire. r., 153 66.
Assessor William II. Wheaton, d.,
85; Albert F. Young, r.. 153 68.
Collector Abel Seaver, d.. 106;
William Scharmann.. r.t ISO 24.
Ilifhwav Commissioner (iodfrey
Schneider,' d.. 84; William, II. Miller,
Justice of the Peace John Gaunt,
d., 99; Nathan Sherwood, r.. 140;
Weaver P. Khuhus, r., 158.
Constables John Hogan. d., 105;
Van Reeves, d., 140; William Stan
ley, r., 143.
School Trustee William H. Doo
nan, r., 145.
Pound Master William Weaver,
Town Clerk Albert J. Whitney, d.,
89; John K. Drury, r.. 8:1 6.
Assessor William- II. Kistler. d.,
84; Peter Eckhardt, r., 88 4.
Collector Chas. W. Edgington, d.,
78; Humphrey JO. rubaker, r.. 5
Commissioner of Highways Eli
W. Martin, d., 90:Ster)ben Brayton.r.,
Justices of the Peace Lorenzo C.
Elliott, d., 83; William Drury, r., 89;
Thomas Fisher, A.. 84; Jeremiah Le
quatte, r., 88.
Constables George M. Patterson,
d., 91: Wiliam Vanatta, A., 86; Ed
ward E. Thompson, r.f 80; Coleman
Hrayton, r., 86.
Supervisor Thomas R. Leas. A.,
85: Frank Navlor, r.. 4639.
Town Clerk John Barton, d.. 89;
R. L. Wilson, r., 4247.
Assessor S. P. Pace, d., 92; G. O.
Johnson, r., 38 54.
Collector I. E. Huston, d., 78;
William Adams, r., 5226.
Highway Commissioner David
Wetzel. d., 81; G. T. Krapp. r., 45
Justices of the Peace Thomas
Corns, d., 89; John Barton, A., 89; I.
Peters, r.. 80; H. Martin, r., 42.
Constables H. RadlofT. d., 91; W.
J. Paul, d., 85: William Moss, r.. 37;
R. L. Wilson, r., 42.
In Rural there was no opposition
to the town ticket except on asses
sor, the following being the vote:
Supervisor John A. Wilson. 61.
Tow n clerk R. 1. McCreery, 61.
Assessor A. E. Allely. t. t.i 3t: J.
M. Hutchinson, c. t... 33 3.
Highway commissioner L. E. Wil
Justices of the peace R. D. Mc
Crccrv, 59; F. W. Wilson. 57.
Constables W. W. Long, 60; L. E.
School Trustees J. C. Bailey 3
years. 60; William Hess 2 years. 5!.
The election at Andalusia resulted
in the selection of the following ofli
cials: . Tow n clerk, H. M. Hrookman; as
sessor. Charles Hurgoyne; collector.
Theodore W- Simmons; justices of
the peace, Alonzo Mosher and Wil-
liard Parmenter: highway commis
sioner, James D. Kane; constables.
Frank Seefcldt and George Burgoyne:
school trustee. John I). Walton.
THE CITY SUSTAINED.
The Twentieth Street Ordinance leclarefl
Valid Ui the County Court.
The Having ordinances which were
u.mrrlit tft molf invnliil liv tin'
objections of property holders on
iwcnucin srrcri nave oreu nrm
vnli.l liv Jndo-e Adams in the county
court. The objections raised by the
attorneys for the opposition were
upon several points. The first was
that the ordinance provided for
l lie improvement y special taxation
to be levied according to the frontage
of property holders, and stated that
it would cost -K,ou!J. w nereas me
estimate of the commissioners placed
the total cost at $28.o00.
This was claimed by the opposition
to 1..' iinrensin:ille anil burdensome.
Another objection was that the ordi
nance ihil not specuicauy ocscrioe me
curvature of the pavement for the
purpose of draining, there also being
objection made in regard to the man
ner in which the ordinance iiirectcu
the placing of macadam.
The Ordinance Sustained.
The court held that these were not
sullicient to invalidate the ordinance.
The other objections that will be
raised will be in regard to the rights
of the city on the street, etc. City
Attorney Haas argues for the city
... ii- .11. r . 1
ami weeney aiKer ior me oppo
sition. Davenport s Public Kullding;.
Yesterday work was commenced on
Davenport's public building in earn
est. Contractor Gindele of Chicago,
has his men at work. City Engineer
Murray has established the levels for
which stakes were set. and the haul-in"-
of stone into the excavation has
commenced. A wagonway was cut
down through the bank on the east
side, and the bottom of the excava
tion was cleared away for the com
mencement of work on the footing.
Anamosa stone will be used for the
foundation proper, up to the line of
the grade, where the earth stops.
Their will come a 12-inch course of
granite, which will encircle the
building, and above the latter will
rise the basement walls to the level
of the first floor proper, of Kasota.
Minnesota, stone. This stone is a
close-grained, hard, limestone, of a
pink color, a very handsome and dur
able article, and one that is expect
ed to appear to good advan
tage when it is worked into the
The Pilot and Freddie came down
and passed back through the draw
a-ain this afternoon.
The stage of water at Rock Island
bridge at noon today was 5.85 and
the temperature was 50.
The Silver Crescent has gone into
the Burlington trade again and will
leave here on Mondays, Wednesdays
The steamer Sidney will leave
Dubuque on her first trip down on
Tuesday, arriving here on Wednes
day morning. She will go through
to St. Louis and leave on her return
trip on the foilowing Saturday.
Fred Fisher and Charles Erickson
were each lined f3 and costs by Mag
istrate Wivill last evening for assault
Chief Miller today arrested Tom
Cox, of this city, on the strength of
an indictment returned by the grand
jurv of La Salle county, charging Cox
with participating in a prize fight
with Boyce near Ottawa some weeks
a-o. The fight, it w ill be remembered,
vvas a 50-round draw. Sheriff W. W.
Taylor of La Salle county, will be
here for Cox tonight. -
The discarding of mourning should be
accomplished by degrees rather than Jump
ing from black to colors, as though tha
aomber tones had been m burden that they
could carry no longer. - -
Davenport' Young Mayor Takes an Im
portant Stand on Some Things.
Mayor Vollmer in his inaugural
address at Davenport last night
made an intelligent review of muni
cipal affairs, touching in particular
nmn two important subjects, di
rectly at variance with each other
the upbuilding and. the degrading
influences which surround a city. On
these two matters we quote from the
language of the youthful mayor:
raving to Continne.
Brick paving I regard as the set
tled policy of the city; but in view
of the hardship inseparable from this
improvement as far as poor people
are concerned, whose property is
sometimes in danger of eontiscation
on this account, 1 think it our duty
to see to it that only good material
is used and that the work is properly
done. If at any time, by reason of a
rush on the market, such material is
not to be secured, I believe in tem
porarily ceasing this work, rather
than to put down a pavement of in
ferior material. Paving merely for
the sake of paving should not be our
aim. In general I believe we have
been getting value received for our
money expended in this way, though
complaints have not been wanting as
V) certain jobs.
As 1 1, Lawlessness .
I give notice that the lawless clasess
in this city will not run overthis ad
ministration. Gambling and the
social evil are among the most per
plexing problems confronting muni
cipal government. The passion for
gambling seems to be in the air and
is imbibed by old and young. My
observation leads me to believe that
it is on the increase, for I know
plenty of good old burghers, staid
paters-familias, who 10 years ago
would have regarded playing cards
for gain as a sin of most serious na
ture, who now find their absorbing
pleasure in handling the paste-boards
and ivories. I am not talking in the
capacity of a moral teacher. Again
"a condition and not a theory con
And how is it with the other evil?
Since the beginning of history, rulers
have been decreeing and legislators
enacting punishments much more se
vere than the mayor of Davenport
can possibly inflict, yet the scarlet
woman walks the streets of every
metropolitan city. In the face of
ugly facts like these, candid, thinking
men will admit that the best mthod
of dealing with these evils is rigid
regulation and control, seeing that
law cannot cure them, but may limit
Our lew Stock
IS NOW READY J
For inspection, including our . last
week's purchase, and we are -in
a position to offer some
For a beginner we offer a line of Men's and
Young Men's suits in splendid cassimeres,
the newest patterns, elegantly made, at
$7 JO a suit; no store in this vicinity can nor .. .
will sell these suits for less than $10.00.
Another line of Men's and Youn? Men's fine
dress suits at $10.00 which no competitor
will sell for less tnan $15.00.
We never misrepresent. Call and examine
these bargains and then see whether we
promised too much.
Simon & Mosenfeider,
Rock Island House Corner.
THAT HENNEPIN SPADE.
A Meeting Held Yesterday to Consider the
Disposition of It.
A meeting was held yesterday af
ternoon at the parlors of the Rock
Island National bank, of the commit
tee of tri-city citizens appointed last
summer to look after the disposition
of the historical spade with which
the first dirt was thrown on the Hen
nepin canal. The committee has
done its work, has had the spade
handsomely enameled as to handle
and silver plated as to blade, with
its history told in handsome gold
lettering on the inside of the latter.
J. R. Nutting, with great presence
of mind, picked up the spade and
took it along when that party of tri
city business men made their now
famous trip, and he had charge of
the beautifying of it. i i
The Spade's Future.
At j-esterday's meeting he turned
it over to Capt. Robinson and Hon.
W. II. Gest, who will forward it to
the World's fair commissioner in
charge of the government building,
in which it will be exhibited during
the exhibition. After that it will be
offered the government, and it is ex
pected that it will find lodgment in
the Smithsonian institute.
The regular annual meeting of the
stockholders of the Rock Island Sav
ings bank for the election of nine di
rectors will be held in their banking
room on Monday, April 10, 1893.
Polls will open at 10 o'clock a. m..
and close at 12 m.
J. M. Bufori, cashier.
Card of Ihanki.
To all the kind friends and neigh
bors who assisted during the illness
and at the death sf my mother, the
late Mrs. Hannrh Schcmari, I take
this method of expressing my sincere
gratitude and particularly for the
wealth of beautiful floral emblems.
Mrs. George Hodreth.
People seem to like plain
figures. In other words,
prices talk. Here are a few
from the crockery store:
Glass sugar bowls, covered, 10 cents
Glass syrup cans, spring tops 10 cents
Glass spoon holders
Glass celery holders,
Glass pickle dishes.
Glass sauce dishes,
Glass cream pitchers, -
German silver tea spoons, . 50c set
Steel knives and forks - - 60c "
Tinned tea spoons, - - 5c
In chamber sets, dinner
sets, and lamps your inspec
tion is invited,
G. M. Loosley.
China, Glass sad Umpt. -
Yes, that's what we are having since
we have adopted the most
ttroTeil anil Easy Payment Plan.
People of limited means are appreciating
our efforts in their behalf, since it enables
them to furnish their homes and with a bet
ter class of goods at a price as LOW and
LOWER than they could elsewhere for cash.
It is our aim to make this a COMPLETE
We hope that by fair treatment.
Low prices and liberal terms ot payment,
To merit your patronage. Give us a call.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
C. F. DEW END, Manager. TELEPHONE No. Y20G.
Upholstering to Order,
Opn till 8 p. m. Saturday 9 p. m.
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We are now showing a large, beautiful line.;
of latest style footwear for spring of '93 .
nice new fresh goods from the best ma- :
kers. We have a large line of Tan shoes
which are very stylish. Call and see the
Picadilly Flat Iron shape and also the new
Yale Toe, all sizes and widths from A to E. -
Schneider's Cash Shoe Store,
1712 Second AvenuelinV
I MIXED HOUSE PAIKT&
j FLOOR PAINTS.
LIN3FED OIL, WHITE LEADETC. ,
1610 Third Arenue.