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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 1893.
Prin comfort and improvement and
. i- "to personal enjoyment when
"c than oth.-rs and enjoy life more, with
I' expenditure, by more promptly
iintin" tlit world's best products to
?he neeJn of physical Ix-ing, will attest
he value to health of the pure liquid
kjative principles embraced in the
Kineilv, Syrup of Figs.
IteXiH'llenee is due to its presenting
in the form most acceptable and plen
,n. t. the taste, the refreshing and truly
Lm ikiid properties of a perfect lax
..:Ve: effectually cleansing the system,
dixllinc colds, headaches and fevers
ami permanently curiifg constipation.
It ha' given sutisfaetfon to millions and
ffl0t with the approval of the medical
nn.tV-vion, U-cause it acts on the Kid
U" Liver and Bowels without weak
ening them and it is perfectly free from
or.-rv objectionable substance.
Svnip of Fisrs is for sale by all drug
cit' in fe and $1 bottles, but it is man
uf leturcd bv tlu California Fig Syrup
Cocnlv, whose name is printed on every
paekaL"', also tlie name, SSyrup of Figs,
ami leitiiT well informed, you will not
accept any substitute if oilered.
j. x. KEIDY.
T. B. KBIOT.
Buy. and manape property oa commission,
oi. money, collect rents, alxo carry line of nrt
t'Mt f!:e insurance companies, buil.iing lota for
lt ir. aUthedtfferent additions. Choice residence
tropcrrj m ull part of the city.
Kwe 4. Mitchell 4 Lynde building, gronnd
Soar, m rear of M it r bell & Lynde bank.
Riveting th? attention
of our removal
PRINTED to lie Real
It ciivts us money to have this
nrintml Tt VfkTT -tliitir tti
read it and it will tell you where to
' for a good investment.
We have number of choice
building lots in all parts of the city
which will be sld at reasonable
We also have a laro-e list of busi
ni ns and residence property to select
from some decided BARGAINS if
taken at once.
Why Pay Rent?
When with the amount 70a now pay tot
rent yon can pnrchaae. occupy and enjoy
while ao doing a home of your own.
W Kill undertake to build a number of honaee
for our customers on terms very greatly to
" joo contemplate buying. .selling or exchans
iDR residence or hnaineas property it will
poeitiTcly fay you to call at
Mil & Donaldson's
Real Estate and
Kooaif 3. 4, i. and . Maaonic Temple Block.
Iaat Tour ProDertv with Ub
r v i
f aafltwl"'f,3,'iabaycr. I
A BUSY SESSION.
That Held by the City Council
OFFICIAL RESULT OF THE ELECTION
The Figure Heretofore 1'ut.tlnlieil iu the
Argus Fully Sustained A Splterul
Scheme for Kevenge by the MeCoiioehle
Ites Happily IX-fetet Important Recom
mendations from the Health Oepart
uifiit at which the Blow wan Aimed
At the adjourned meeting of the
city council last evening, the lirst
business of importance came up with
Aid. Madel's resolution to abolish
the oilice of health commissioner.
It was apparently a purely partisan
measure and a pretty small one at
that. Aid. Dauber asked for an ex
planation of such a move at just this
time when the country is threatened
with a plague, and when unusual
sanitarv precautions should be taken
rather than to curtail them. Then
Aid. Hladel displayed his ignorance
bv savin' that the scheme was to
consolidate the oftice with that of
city marshal which would do just so
well ami save money. Aid. l'auber
moved that if the resolution passed,
it take effect one year from date.
Aid. lletter moved to lay it on the
table. The vote on Mr. lletter" s
motion showed a tie iu which the
mayor voted an emphatic no."' The
Ayes liladel. Johnson, Knox, Ken
nedy, Schroeder, Nelson. 6.
Nays Kinner, lletter, t'orken.
Fickenscher, Dauber, lluesing. G.
Aid. Daujer"s motion was likewise
defeated. Aid. Evans was iu the
meantime absent from the chamber,
and Aid. lluesing insisted that he
should be called in as he was in the
building ami that the motion be taken
up in its original form again. The
mayor ruled, Aid. Huesing's position
out of order. Mr. lluesing protested
and accused the mayor of snap
judgment,"" but at this junction Alii.
Kvans entered and a motion that the
council take another vote on the
proposition to table was promptly
ruled out of order. The vote 011 Aid.
HladeTs resolution to abolish the
health commissioner's oilice wasthen
called and the resolution defeated.
Aid. llladel called for the ayes and
navs. He wanted to "put them on
record anyway."" and he got his wish.
Here it is:
Ayes liladel. Johnson. Kennedy.
Schroeder. Nelson 5.
Nays Kinner, lletter, ("orken,
Fickenscher, lluesing. Dauber, Knox.
ITetty Small Npltework.
Thus perished the last desperate
effort of McCouochicism, a purely
spiteful piece of work, which it was
sought to carry out no matter what
the sacrifice to that which the people
hold of the highest importance, proper
sanitary regulations, so it gratified a
vindictive spirit. The necessity of
the mayor's vote on the first motion
to summarily dispose of Aid. Bladel's
original resolution by laying it on the
table and on which the mayor' as
sumed a negative position showing
his sympathy with the course,
demonstrates again how far he may
actually be depended upon in stick
ing either to a position or a friend.
It will be remembered that in his
manly letter"' published in the
Union of Friday last, reviewing the
results of the election, he declared:
'After a consultation with my suc
cessor and if agreeable to him I will
endeavor to conduct the remaining
weeks of my administration to con
form with his views so as not to em
barrass him in any waj' whatever in
carrying out the plans ami objects
he may have in view. This being a
year when most people fear a visita
tion of Asiatic cholera I had intended
to take early steps for a rigid en
forcement of all sanitary laws."
Yet last evening he evinced by his
vote a disposition not only to cripple
the sanitary department of the city
at a time when the city needs it the
most, but he sought to cripple the
incoming administration at the same
time by depriving it of this import
ant official, instead of conducting the
remaining weeks of his administra
tion "so as not. to embarrass him in
any way," as he voluntarily avowed
his purpose of doing. Let us rejoice,
therefore, that the outgoing mayor,
with his clique of followers, is not all
powerful in carrying out his plans of
Rock Island needs a health com
missioner more than ever this year,
mid it needs a practical physician
at that, more than ever before.
A communication was read from
Health Commissioner Eyster, which
had been sent in at a previous meet
ing, but had been misplaced appar
ently, relative to precautionary
measures as to prevention against
the possibility of invasion of
cholera during the coming summer
and which is of such importance that
it is appended in full:
To the Hon. the Mayor, and City
Council: In view of the fact that
cholera still exists in Europe and that
the telegraphic dispatches daily note
the occurrence of cases in cities in
frequent commercial communication
with America, I deem it important
to urge the immediate prosecution of
work needed to put our own city in
good sanitary condition. I do not
wish to pose in the form of an alarm
ist, tor 1 do not think the conditions
now existent necessarily mean the
prevalence of cholera in this country.
Sanitary science is now possessed of
more elaborate and efficient means of
combatting the spread of this dis
ease than ever before, and there is no
question that the quarantine precau
tions at all seaports and points of en
try are most effective and the author
ities awalce and vigilant to prevent
its introduction. Despite all these
precautions, the possibility exists
that this dread disease may gain an
entry and prevail throughout the
country during the coming summer.
With this possibility existent, it is
certainly the paVt of wisdom to make
the local conditions as little favora
ble to its prevalence as possible. It
is a fact, and a fact of the utmost im
portance, that on its march of de
struction, cholera has been known to
absolutely avoid localities that were
sanitarily clean. It is an imported
disease. No amount of local tilth
will originate a case of cholera with
out the presence of the imported spe
cific germs. But once the imported
germs are present, the the existence
of unsanitary conditions favors its
propogation and spread with amaz
ing rapKlitv. Absolute cleanliness,
while it?' might not prevent an out
break in a community, yet will in the
opinion of all authorities, very much
mitigate its prevalence and severity.
The winter here has been long and
severe; large quantities of household
refuse mixed with ashes have aecum
niulated in yards and allej-s, which
while frozen have been comparative
ly inoeuous. but now with warm sun
of spring are beginning to decom
pose and breed conditions which
would be very dangerous were a case
of cholera to be introduced into our
midst. I therefore wish to recom
mend that there be no delay in clean
ing this refuse from the alleys, but
that the work be .started at once. I
would also recommend that the coun
cil authorize the immediate prosecu
tion of the work of the garbage wag
ons in the collection and removal of
household waste throughout the city.
An early beginning of both these
works I consider of vital interest to
the city. Very respectfully,
(i. L. Eyster.
Commissioner of Health.
Canvasaiug the Returns.
The time having now arrived for
the counting of the returns, the
chair appointed Aids. Kinner, Nel
son, Kennedy and Evans to canvass
the returns, announcing that he had
appointed a committee in "no ways
interested in the returns," and as he
was interested he called upon Aid.
Hladel to take the chair. His honor
then took his hat and was seen no
more during the evening. The re
sult of the canvass will be seen by
reference to the official record to cor
respond exactly with the figures
iriven in the Aittit's the dav following
The council thereupon declared T.
J. Medill. Jr., elected mavor; A. D.
Huesine, citv clerk; C. F, Lvnde, city
treasurer; J. L. Haas, city attorney;
Y. F. Schroeder, police magistrate;
the followingaldermen being declared
elected: First ward, William Roth;
Second ward, Fred Schroeder: Third
ward, Daniel Corken; Fuorth ward.
W. C Maucker; Fifth ward, Robert
Kuschman; Sixth ward. J. F. Cramer;
Seventh ward, C. W . toss.
There was something of a varvinj;
sentiment as to whether the hospital
tax had carried, but. the opinion of
the city attorney that it required a
majority of all the rotes cast at th
election to carry it, clearly showed
that the proposition hail been defeat
ed, which in view of the fact that
Rock Island has secured a good hos
pital since the need of such an insti
tution suggested the levy, should
meet with popular approval.
The dances that accompany Ben
Hur, to be presented at the Burtis at
Davenport the last three nights this
week, are far ahead of those that
were given in connection with the
Kirmess, good though the latter were.
This, at least, is the opinion of the
people who have been permitted to
look on at rehearsals. As with the
dances so with the costuming. Ben
Hur is a regular production, though
filled with amateurs as to the cast?
It is not given under the direction
of amateurs, however, but of men
who have made it and the stage a
stud v and who understand the details
of their business thoroughly. In
point of scenic beauty nothing that
has been given in the three cities ap
proaches it. The scenes that accom
pany the production are numerous
and elaborate. They and their set
tings make a splendid background
forlhe panorama of moving tableaux,
tfce pantomimic scenes, that drift
A Book of Oat Doora.
"Outdoors" is the title of arefresh-in"-
little book which is a pleasure to
read. The covers are in ten water
colors, and inside are articles on
lawn tennis, by F. A. Kellogg; yacht-in"-,
by George A. Stewart, successor
to 'Edwin Burgess; cycling, by Julian
Hawthorne ;football, by Walter Camp;
baseball, by J. C. Morse; horseman
ship, by H. C. Merwin; rowing, by
Benjamin Garno; canoeing, by C.
Bowyer Vans; a collection of author
itative articles of healthful outdoor
pleasures, illustrated by Copeland,
Beals, Gallaghea, Young, and Shute.
This book, published by the Pope
Mfg. Co., of Boston, for the benefit
of The Columbian bicycle, contains
articles without any advertising in
them. Sent by mail to anybody for
live two-cent stamps.
Clean Your Yard.
All property holders ate hereby
notified to thoroughly clean their
premises, dumping the refuse in the
alley. 11 done at once such, refuse
will" be removed by the city wagons.
. Jas. Blaisdslx.
, finpt of SlrMU
ON A TEAR.
Nicholas Mertz Cause a Policeman and
Illmlf Considerable Trouble.
Nicholas Mertz, the baker, living
on Third avenue, is, ordinarily
speaking, an unoffending citizen, at
tending strictly to his own business.
But when he is under the influence
of alcoholic beverages, which is un
fortunately his condition at certain
intervals, he is a terror to all with
whom he comes in contact. One of
these certain intervals came last
night and Mertz was as usual ready
to knock a chip off anybody's should
er or to light at the drop of the hat.
He was driving up Third avenue
about 9 o'clock, when at Fifteenth
street the wagon gave a sudden lurch,
Mertz lost his equilibrium and fell
out upon the hard pavement. He
lay motionless as he full, while the
horse ran on to Seventeenth, where
he was caught without further dam
ages. A citizen however, who saw Mertz
fall ran to him and upon examination
thinking him dead, hurried to police
headquarters, where he communicat
ed his belief that the man had broken
his neck in the fall, and was dead. A
number of policemen went to the
scene and carried Mertz to the station
and placed him on a cot, and had
just sent a message for a physician
when the man revived and forthwith
began to abuse all about him. In
due time he was quieted, and Officer
Carlson drove him to his home on
Third avenue in his own wagon.
An I'nlooked for mow.
The o flicer was in the act of un
hitching Mertz's horse for him. when
the latter deliberately dealt the
policeman a blow on the right eye
and also clutched him by the throat.
Carlson shook him off and then con
veying him to the alarm box. called
the patrol and took him back to the
station. Later in the night he was
released in order that his batch of
bread that had been made up for this
morning might not be neglected, and
this eveninsr he will have a hearinjr.
Carried a llutlet Many Years.
A. J. Speed, the Davenport horse
shoer, is one of the happy men these
days. Almost 28 years ago a bullet
came through the deck of a Missouri
river steamer, on which he was trav
eling in the United States service,
and lodged in his right knee. It be
came enevsted under ti.e cap, and
there it staid, making him almost a
cripple. His wound confined him to
the hospital three months, and it was
a vcar before he could walk, even
with a cane. A few days ago the
bullet slipped down and out of its
place, taking a new position two or
three inches away from the place
where it lodged. Its possessor says
he feels as though he had a new leg.
At the same time he has something
to show the surgeons that makes them
all look at him with wonder. It is
in the way yet. Its voluntary re
moval is what makes it remarkable.
The B. Hcrshey and Y. C. A. Denk
mann went up:
The stage of the water at noon was
8.10. the temperature 50.
The Glenmount brought down 1G
strings of logs ami the F. C. A
Travel over the Rock Island bridge
vesterday amounted to: Foot, north,
745; footj south, 737; teams, north,
686; teams, south 6(9.
The Verne Swain came out of winter
quarters today, gaily decorated, in
good repair ami origin as a aoiiar.
She went north on her first trip this
Tub Norttt Qaiveiton Brick Plant.
The kiln of red pressed brick that
was opened a few days ago at North
Galveston. Tex., revealed a quality
of material which was pronounced by
experts as fully equal in destiny, du
rability and color to the best St.
Louis pressed brick. The North Gal
veston Brick company is a pretty tug
concern. The machines, buildings,
yards and general capacity equals
some of the best plants in the coun
try. More factories being built, a
steadv increase in population and an
abundant influx of capital seems to
be the present record of this thrifty
voung city. For particulars call on
or address Koester & Martin, 1815
Second avenue, the local agents, or
address the North Galveston Associ
ation, box 963, Minneapolis, Minn.
For youmr Dersous wIicmm fiunmntHui una
in nfttdnnr tifn a rut t Iia Etmlr nf n
- " j v. iiukui
department of natural science otters a more
inviting and promising field than applied
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, epringtops 10 cents
Glass spoon holders - 8 cents
Glass celery holders, - 10 cents
Glass pickle dishes, 5 cents
Glass sauce dishes, - . - 2 cents
Glass cream pitchers, - - 5 cents
German silver tea spoons, . 50c set
Steel knives and forks - - C0c
Tinned tea spoons, - - 5c
In chamber sets, dinner
sets, and lamps your inspec
tion is invited, .
G. M. LoosLEr.
Chins, Glass and Limps.
IsQO beesnd ATenoe.
It pleases most everybody to have people eay "I like
you" or 'I am plea3d with the way yon did this or
that." we ar so avtfu y human -
It "jollies us up" to hear'evnty body raving over our
beautiful new cape3 and jackets, and it pleases us even
more 10 tear s?o many nice words eaid about qur fits.
We like it, it inspires us to try and do even better.
Tans, green and browns prevail this seaeon.Jblending
the beautiful shades of autumn with nature's most glo
rious sa8or, spring. . . ,
We do not lik to eay much about our magnificent
stock of jackets and capes, as our customers are doing
the advertising so extensively for us, but we wish to
meniioa that there was q.iiire a lot of new ones received
on Friday, another lot on Saturday, and we expect a lot
more on Monday, which will cp the climax for style,
beauty and lowness of price all considered.
Special. Wait a few daye, a car load of China and
Japanese mattings will be received ealy his week
All our custjmeis know that last season our-prices on
mattings ere only half what others were asking for
them. This lot will be no exception. ...
You will see a big crrwd at our great four days
staple domestic ea'e this wefc.
1720, 1722, and 1724 Second ave.
Cash Shoe Store
Is the Leading Place
For Fine Footwear.
We have the latest novel
ties and the largest line.
Ladies call and see our "Juliet" Slipper, the
latest thing out.
Our prices are the Lowest.
Schneider's Cash Shoe Store,
1712 Second Avenue.
The Popular Plan
OF SELL I G
On Easy Terms of Payment -
at PRIGES as low as you can buy' any
where for CASH. -
We do Upholstering to Order, :"
G. O. HuckstAedt,
1809, 1811 SeoondJATenue.
C. F. DEWEND, Manager. TELEPHONE No. 1206.
Open Evenings till 8 p. m. '
LINSEED OIL, WHITE LEAD, ETC,, ';;v
1 610 Third Avenue.
MIXED HOUSE PAINT&