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THE, AHGUS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 1893
comfort and improvement and
w personal enjoyment when
"Tie uvd The many, who live bet
others and enjoy life more, with
""Vfoenditure, by more promptly
rinl the world's best products to
'"aVof Phvsical being, will attest
to Health of the pure. liquid
SS principles embraced the
r Pvrup of Fig.
"TSeellence is due to its presenting
. form most acceptable and pleas-
.t.ithe taste, "
ffi'ial properties of a perfect lax
fc'D .(rJt.inllv cleansing the system,
feline colds, headaches and fevers
permanently curing constipation
fl ' iven satisfaction to millions and
Jith the approval of the medical
" fiVwn, because it acts on the Kid
Pr liver and Bowels without weak
kthein and it is perfectly free from
"wup of Firs is for sale by all drug-
. v.,., .i i tint t to, hut it ia man-
Jictuwd by the California Fig Syrup
niai'tlirvu u i"- . . ; ,
Co.onlv, whose name is printed on every
nack'UTt .alSO lilt" iKiiut, ;iurv
S,J betas well informed, you
nx-ej.t any wMitute if ottered.
j. g. kEIDY.
T. B. ABIDY.
Buv, ?e!I and manage propeity oa commission.
Mi money, co lect rents, also carry a line of Erst
tu Crt insurance companies, building lots for
Mie :r all thcdtnVrent additions. Choice residence
propcr'y in al! parts of the city.
Room 4. Mitchell & Lynde building, ground
Joe:, x rtar of Mitchell 4 Lynde bank.
Don t iorget
PiiflTl tn lift Tlnnil
1iU IU UD flMU,
It costs ns money to have this
irint.V,. n (.,)Sts you nothing to
r":u! it ami it will tell you where to
S" lor a 5r01.il investment.
t: have a number of choice
WiMhilotsin all parts of the city
"iii'h will W snl.l at reasonable
W e also have a larp-e list of busi
ness and residence property to select
from some decided HAKGAINS if
taken at once.
Why Pay Rent?
When with the amount jou now pay for
lent yon can purchase, occupy and enjoy
while so doing a home of your own.
WE will undertake to build a number of houaea
for our cuttomeraon terms very graatly to
jou eonu-mplate buytng. selling or exenans
S reiidrnce or business property it will
Positively p,T ,on to ca at
Hi & Sonaldson's
Real Estate and
3.J4, 5.;and6. Maoonic Tea-pie Block.
Liat Your Property witU Us
vl .. t will xd id. . Siya..
THE CLOUDS RENT.
The Rain Came in Torrents
THE AMOUNT OF WATER THAT FILL
Trouble and Inconvenience to People Uv.
Jnff at the foot or the BlnfT-Cellars
Flooded and Yards Inundated The
lleavleat Rain Fall Known In Years.
What a glorious rain that was
copious and purifying.
While the storm came with such
suddenness and force during the
evening as to cause some alarm, the
atmosphere was not as heavilv
charged with electricity as is often
the case with similar disturbances of
the elements, nor was there a great
deal of wind, though it did not take
a man with an overgrowth of whis
kers to realize that it was quite
breezy as well as wet out of doors.
The storm commenced about 9 o'clock
and it came and went in gusts as if
regulated by a faucet, until midnight.
A great sheet of water would fall as
if from a cloud burst.
It came, too, with drenching effect,
and happily, too, nothing that came
in contact with it escaped cleansing
and purification. The notation of
this latter fact. The Akovs hastens to
assert, has no reference to the tin for.
tunate individuals who were caught
away from places of shelter or who
were of necessity bound to weather
the elements on such a night. A
number of citizens who were caught
down town did not venture out until
midnight and they were satisfied
that there was no more water in the
clouds that still hovered over a flood
stricken community. There were
quite a number of ten pie attending
places of amusement who found it
liad been raining and was raining
still when the time came to go home
Swept own the Hills.
The water swept down the bluffs to
the south of town in torrents, carry
ing dead leaves, limbs of trees and
oiher rubbish, the accumulations of
winter, into the streets running out
into the suburbs. Houses in the new
additions at the foot of the hills along
Ninth avenue had thciir cellars flood
ed, while yards ana streets were
thoroughly inundated. Through
some of the streets running north
and south great streams of water
flowed, making sidewalks and eros
ings impassable in such localities to
the belated wayfarer. As a ml
however, bevond the trouble and in
convenience occasioned no great
damage was done by the storm, not
withstanding its unusual force.
What Water Fell.
According to the signal service the
amount of water that fell after S
o'clock last night was 1.80 inches
which is an exceedingly largevolume
at a single storm or immediate sue
cession of storms. This morning,
however, broke clear and beautiful.
with the good effects of the rainfall
on every hand considerably overbal
ancinjr what resulted in the way of
High Water Comlnr.
A big freshet is reported coming
down the river and crowding resi
dents from the banks near St. Paul.
All the low lands are covered with
water and more is coming. Warm
weather the last few days is melting
the snow ami a flood of greater pro
portions than usual is predicted.
Tomorrow evening at HarjH'r's
theatre occurs the llock Island Lec
ture association's entertainment by
Leland T. Powers, compilnientary to
season ticket holders. There was an
immense crowd at Armory hall last
evening to secure reserved seats, and
the probability is that most of them
were disjKsed of. Those that are
left will le open to the public at the
uniform price of 50 cents. Esmer
alda is to be the recitation.
'Ben Hur" to be presented at th?
Hurtis at Davenport for the benefit of
the Davenport academy of science,
opens tonight and continues three
evenings. Aside from the mere spec
tacular features of this show, there
will be many other points that will
enlist the interest and enchain the
fancy of the spectator. The panto
mime of scenes, portrayed in living
pictures, is a beautiful way of telling
the story. Interspersed with it are
the dances and the other special fea
tures in the nature of interpolations,
all of them bright with attractive ef
fects. The dances, in fact, are sur
passingly good. They unquestiona
bly excel anything of this sort we
have ever had in the three cities.
A musical entertainment was given
at the residence of Mrs. II. C. Mar
shall last evening, devoted to Ameri
can compositions. The first number
was Karl Merz'a "Song of the Sky
lark," given by Miss MikJred War
nock, Miss Bessie Noftsker rendering
W. H. Sherwood's "Ethelinda."
"The Witches' Carnival" and "The
Merry Sparrow," by E. Ii. SjKMicer,
were given by the Misses Nellie Peetz
and Grace "Noftsker respectively.
Mr. Brown rendered Watsou's "An
chored," and Miss Ethel Dougherty,
Sidney Smith's "Mountain Stream."
Miss Anna Grotjan presented E. II.
Sherwood's "March Elysienne," and
was followed by Miss Cleland with a
selection, the programme concluding
with the rendition of Gottschalk's
"Last Hope," by Mrs. L. C. Dough
erty. The Weather Forecast.
The weather indications for the
next S6 hours: Fair weather and
colder: southerly winds.
NOT MARKED RIGHT.
Miny Ballots Improperly Marked and
Counted at the I .ate Election as to
If there was any evidence wanting
to prove that the Australian election
law now in force in this state is not
yet thoroughly Understood by the
voting population, it was furnished
by the election held in Rock Island
on April 4. Not only were the bal
lots improperly marked but illegally
counted by the judges.
Township Officers only Affected.
The irregularity, however, only
applies to candidates where two or
more, persons were to be elected to
the same office on the township tick-
et, namely: supervisor, justice tf the
peace and constable. As far as the
observations of The Akgi s went it
was noticed that when a voter
"scratched" his ticket on one of the
above offices, he simply put a cross
at the head of his party ticket and
one before the name of the person on
the opposite ticket he paiticularly de
sired.to vote for. For instance: A dem
ocrat desiring to vote his entire ticket
with the exception " of David Hawes
for justice of the peace, put an X be
fore the word "democratic" and
another before Mr. Hawes' name.
The judges in counting a ticket so
marked gave a vote for every name
on the democratic ticket, except that
opposite Hawes, the latter also being
given a vote.
Here's the Rub.
The name opposite that of Hawes
happened t be that of Peter Schlem
mer, and therefore the latter was de
prived of a vote. The question now
arises which democrat did the voter
desire to "scratch." Schlemmer or
Baldwin? He plainly indicated
which republican he desired to vote
for of course, but not the democrat.
Under a strict construction of the
law the ballot could not be counted
for any candidate for justice of the
peace, and the same ruling would ap
ply to the candidates for supervisors
and Constables in case the scratching
was on either of these, ofhees.
Secretary of State Hinrichsen's
pamphlet of instruction on the Ans
tralian system of voting savs:
If the ballot contains across in the
circle at the head of the democratic
column, and a cross in the square op
posite the name of one of the repub
lican candidates for presidential elec
tors, the ballot should be counted for
all of the democratic candidates, ex
cept the electors, none of whom
should be given a vote, nor should
any of the republican candidates for
elector he given a vote, for there is a
doubt as to the intention of the voter.
While he may have indicated his
wish to vote for one of the republican
candidates for elector, he has not in
dicated which of the democratic can
didates for elector he did not wish to
vote for. Under section 20 of the law,
the vote for electors should not be
In like manner if a ballot be so
marked as regards a candidate for
congressman at large, trustee of the
Illinois university or member of the
house of representatives, it should
not be counted for any of the candi
dates for the office so marked, lhese
candidates are running for offices to
which two or more persons are to be
elected, and the voter desiring to
vote for any such candidate not on
his own party ticket must mark his
ballot according to the third method
in Instruction to Voters. That is,
put no cross in the circle, but put a
cross in the square opposite the name
of each candidate he wishes to vote
Should Stark Every Square.
From the above it is very clear
that to have voted for a candidate
for assistant supervisor, justice of
the peace or constable on other than
a "straight" ticket, it was necessary
to mark a square before the name of
every candidate for whom you may
have" wished to vote. This may have
been done in isolated cases, but it
was not the general rule observed at
the late election. Of course it is not
probable that the result would have
been different, if all the ballots
wrongfully marked had been thrown
out on such offices, but there is no
question that an intelligent under
standing by voters would have re
sulted in the election of a democratic
supervisor, justice of the peace and
Y. M . C. A. Election.
The annual meeting of the Young
Men's Christian Association was held
last evening and resulted in the elec
tion of Messrs. G. M. Loosley, E. B.
McKown, J. S. Freeman and O. L.
Bennay as directors for the term of
three years, and the re-election of G.
H Kino-sbury for the term, of one
vear to fill vacancy. There was a
. , ,
food attenuance 01 uieiuuijrs anu
considerable amusement was created
by the adoption of the Australian
system of voting.
The new board of directors meet
for or"-anizatiod Monday evening.
April 24th, when officers will be
chosen for the ensuing year. Ar
rangements are being made for the
ninth anniversary exercises which
will occur Sunday, April 30.
At the Manhattan.
r.i : 1 1 La on otVilfkfir V 1 1 1 1 1
tion at the Manhattan club rooms to-
. TKi" will lf tlvrt
morrow ocuig. " 1 ..... -
interesting wrestling matches, one
, . nn ' T .nwo frr 4s.r0
DeiWeCU Vai n k uixu " v. v - 1
. . a.1 n i. m fttlla anil onnf Kpr
Hi Hi IDIt'C All IIIC AaAio, ouw - " -
between Moore and Brown for a purse
of 125. Both the latter are pupils of
Farmer Burns ana pretty eemy
events there will be several boxing
A Meeting Held In South Moline to Con.
sider aad Vrge Them.
At the town meeting in South Mo
line a resolution was passed which
declared it was the sense of the meet
ing that it would be wise to issue
bonds for the purpose of making the
three main roads in the township
good hard roads at all times of the
year. The resolution was introduced
by W. C.Wilson, who supported it in
a talk in which he showed the neces
sity for good roads and the economy
of having them. There was a general
discussion of the question, some of it
quite heated, but the resolution
passed. It is possible that action
will be taken iu this direction this
season by calling a special election to
vote on the question of issuing bonds
A (iood Move.
Mr. Wilson in his talk very prop
erly urged that the people had been
waiting for some one outside the
township to build their roads. They
wanted the county or the state or the
convicts in the penitentiary to do
the work, but that this is not the
proper thing to do. Towns have
voted railroad bonds and paid them
to their advantage. It will be as
wise to issue bonds now to build
roads by which we may reach the
If other towns would take the same
view of the matter that South Moline
has, good roads would be found all
over the state in a few years.
Doctors Meet Injnry.
Many in Rock Island will regret
the announcement of the dangerous
injury under which Dr. Arpof Moline
is suffering. On (Monday as he was
standing in his buggy his horse sud
denly started up and he was thrown
out upon his head, and is now lying
in a precarious condition.
Dr. Brauerlich, of Davenport, may
not be a medical lightweigkt, but he
had a funny experience yesterday
that would not have happened to him
if he had had more ballasting power.
As he was driving west, on Fourth
street, in that city, against the heavy
wind an especially strong gust car
ried the top of his buggy and the
seat with the doctor upon it off over
the rear of the rig into the mud, leav
ing the man of medicine sitting
in the street and holding onto the
reins. The horse the doctor was
driving was pretty badly frightened
but did not run away and no bones
Hoard of Education.
The board of education met in reg
ular monthly session last evening at
the office of Suit. Kemble, President
Sears in the chair and directors Fol-
som, Kobbins and Ferguson present
The report of Truant Officer Kim
ball for the month of March was read
showing the investigation of 115
cases of absence and the arrest of 9
truants who were returned to school
The following bills were allowed.
after which the board adjourned
llock Island Fuel Co., $7.75: George
Green. $1.75; Henry Dart's Sons,
$11.25: Blake & Burke, $0.05; Central
Union Telephone Co., $32.04; Rock
Island Gas Co.. f3.ol: deorge n
Kingsbury, $10.72; J. W. Stewart,
$2.35; Mclntire Bros., $0.75; H. Hons
man, $2.91 ; S. S. Kemble, $1.40; Hartz
& Bahnsen, $2.5; Douglass & Shuey
company, $5; William Don. $51.70;
Oscar Hakelier, fi'4; total, io.oa.
Scattering returns frm the elec
tion are still coming in, though some
tnu-nhin arc vet to be heard from
The following have been received
since the last publication of election
Thomas C. Metzgar was elected
supervisor; J. G. Marshall, town
ilprk- .Inrpd Sexton, assessor: O. C
Handell, commissioner of highways;
Theodore Abbott ana t. . i.noi, jus
tices of the peace; George W. Tew
and G. II. Haack, constables.
L. Q. Jahns was elected assessor;
J. F. Giles, collector; W. II. Meckling,
town clerk; W. C. Wilson, commis
sioner of highways; M. A. Gould and
E. G. Jamieson, justices; E. J. East
man and William Lewis, constables.
Third Avenue Property Oeal.
The firm of Mosenfelder & Kohn to
day purchased of Mrs. S. B. Ellis the
business property on Third avenue
east of Seventeenth street now ccu
picd by Weckel's grocery, and the 40
feet adjoining it, for a consideration
of $10,000, the purpose of the pur
chaser being to remodel the present
building and erect a building ad
joining it for the accommodation of
whoever may want it. It is a splen
did business site and has been se
cured at a bargain.
Toilet Sets Saturday.
On Saturday, April 15th, I of
fer the following prices on deco
rated chamber sets:
Pitcher, basin, chamber, mug,
soap, six pieces $1.75
Ten-piece sets 2.55
Twelve-piece sets, with slop ar,
On higher grades, patterns in
flowers and other artistic deco
rations, one-fifth off usual price.
G. M. Loosley.
Chins, Glass and Lamp.
UN Seessd Arena.
It pleases most everybody to have people say "I like
you" or I am pleased with the way you did this or
that." 've ar so awfu ly human.
It "jollies us up" to hear everybody raving over eur
beautiful new capes ancTjackets, and it pteases us even
more lo hear o marjy nice words said about our fits.
We Hhe it, it inspires us to try and do even better.
Tans, green and browns prevail this season. blendiDg
the beautiful shades of autumu with nature's most glo
rious season, spring.
We do not lik to say much about our magnificent
stock of jackets and capes, as our customers are doing
the advertising so extensively for us, but we wish to
mention that there was quite a lot of new ones received
on Friday, another lot oa Saturday, and we expect a lot
more on Monday, which will'cap the climax for style,
beauty and lowness of price all considered.
Special. Wait a few days, a car load of China and
Japanese mattings will be received ea-ly -his week.
All our cast jmis know that last season our prices on
mattiDgs ere only half what others w ere asking fo
thm. This lot will be no exception.
You will see a big crowd at our great four days
staple domestic sale this wes&.
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,
The Popular Plan
Oil 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 8econd;Avenue.
C. F. DBWEND, Manager. TELEPHONE No. 120S.
Open Evenings till 8 p. m.
LINSEED OIL, WHITE LEAD, ETC.
1610 Third Ayexrae.
1712 Second Avenue.
I MIXED HOU8EJPAlNTb