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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 181)3.
.r..rt mul improvement find
L to personal enjoyment when
Th iany.wl, live Pf"
a uthors and enjoy me more, wiui
nJiture, by more promptly
the world s best products to
UJntr will attest
t, health of the pure liquid
'k Syrup of Fig.
.'xfelloiu-e is uue to us prewmmg
, scrpntable and pleas-
;'theUte, the refreshing and truly
f:Tec'tt::il!y cleansing the system,
ni iU. IlCaUHL'IiCa n"U inTia
,wnaa:n'nt!y curing constipation.
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Liver and Dowels without weak-
tVm aii'i it is periecuy iree irom
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tun J by tbe California Fig Syrup
mh'.wliose name is inun-uvu 'y .
...also tin name, cyrup ii x-nns
nini 'l intoriiieii, you wui noi
,t aiiv .-.ibstitute if ottered.
T. B. RK1DT.
v. e'.l atd manage projieiTy oa commission,
coney, co k'Ct rects, a!sn carry a line of first
re insurance companies. building lota for
.tall'nea-Bvrem auamons. . lioice rreiutucc
rj 'ti oil imn? cf the city.
e4. M;:c1h!1 4 Lyude bcildiag, ground
:t ri-nr of Mitchell 4 Ljnde bank.
Ill 10 he Real
I I; ii'-t. us money to have this
("''i. 11 -ts OL nothing to
'1 it ami it win tL.n vtm where to
1 i('r a l'ixmI in i..t ni..i,i
We have a number of choice
Ming lots in ail parts of the city
;h Mill sold at reasonable
We also have a large list of busi-
and residence property to select
ti sonic decided KAlUiAINS if
n at otiee.
Vhy Pay Rent?
When with the amount jou now .pay for
rent yon can purchase, occupy and enjoy
while so doinz a hnrna of ,nnt nwn
FE will undertake to build a number of houses
or our cnitomera on terms Terr greatly to
It contemplate buying, selling or exchan-
t rtnaence or business property It will
Kwitively i ar jon to call at
P otii & Donaldson's
Real Estate and
"33. 4, 5. and 6. Masonic Temple Block. -
p Yonr Property with Us
waxrOlftd joz. a barer
A Valuable Industry Practical
IT REMAINS WITH OUR PE0?LE
An Important Meeting t the Improve
oient Axsorintiona Rooms last Kveniuj
in which n 1'ixlerstwndiue was Reached
- A liraiich or the Oalnc- Manufactory
will Trobalily b Located Here.
An imp4)rtant meeting was held at
the rooms of the block Island Citizens' j
Improvement association last even
ing under the direction of the com
mittee on manufactures of the asso
ciation. W. It. Ferguson presided
and Kli Mosenfelder was chosen sec
retary of the meeting. l$osides a
number of representative local citi
zens, Messrs. I. II. Lesem and Ilany
Xelke representing the Noxall Over
all factory of Quincy were present, the
object of the meeting being to con
sider what arrangements might be
made to locate a branch of the factory
in Mock Island, the purpose of the
visit of the representatives of the in
dustrv being as stated vesterdav.
being to establish such a branch
What is Wautril.
Mr. Lesem explained fully and in
detail the condition of the factory
and the reason for desiriug to
locate a branch away from
Quincy. The present plant in
that oily is one of the largest ongaged
in the line of textile fabrics in the
country. While Quincy is in every
wav a good point and the factory
there is prospering and increasing, it
is desirable to locate a branch estab
lishment somewhere within conven
ient distance of Quincy, at a point
susceptible of enlargement and where
female help such as the factory em
ploys is plentiful. The company is
willing, Mr. Lesem said, to throw its
capital, ability and experience into a
new point, and in return it wanted no
bonus, but merely to be recompensed
for what it would actually lose in
coming to a luiint located as Ilook
Island is outside of the company's
beaten path not directlv accessible to
lUincv, wnere lis running nepoi
would" remain. The factory started
in Quincy live years ago and now has
40i) girls employed, and incidental to
its establishment a iox tactorv iiau
sprung up and grown, while a laitn
dry had more than uouineti us capac
ity and business. The factory today
can dispose of four times what its
product amounts to ami mat is xne
reason it seeks a branch factory. It
would require a lloor area of S.oou to
10,00'J snuare leet, and 10 come nerc
it would desire a building at once for
temporary use, while in the near fu
ture the company would erect a per
manent building as it liau uone in
Quiimv. All that it asks is to bo re
imbursed for time, trouble ami labor.
amounting to the equivalent of a site
Will Work for It.
All present were impressed with
Mr. Lesem's statement of the situa
tion and the reasonableness of his
demands, and the chair being author
ized to appoint : committee oil sub
scriptions and site, named L. Simon.
K. H. (iuver and .John Ohlwoiler as
that committee, and the gentlemen
were out this morning in the di
charge of their duties. There don't
seem to be any doubt about Hock
Island scouring the factory on the
strength of the understanding reached
last niirht. though other cities arc
bidding for it. The factory will em
ploy I'.V.) girls to start with and in a
few years expects to employ at least
LOOM. It is such an industry as Kock
Ifland needs, and if one of the sit1
under consideration is secured and
the proper encouragement extended
the committee in enarge oi ine mat
ter. it will come.
The opportunity is one that Rock
Island cannot afford to let go by if it
would seek to gain new factories, to
do which it must offer inducements
such as are being held out by other
wbtenw-ike cities. Kock Island
should secure the Noxall branch fac
torv by all means. To do it. the pub
lie "spirit and liberality of its citi
zens, and especially lisousiness men,
who are most to be benefitted, must
Chief Justice 1 tiller ha nioditied
the order of the supreme court of
March 7. in the original case involv
ing the designation of the boundary
line between the states of Iowa and
Illinois. By the terms of the order
of the date named the commissioners
were directed to mark the line at
each of the nine bridges spanning the
Mississippi river at points within the
limits of the two states in accord
ance with the decision of the court
announced several months ago. It
was shown to the supreme court of
the United States by counsel that no
appropriation had yet been made for
carrying out the order of March 7,
and a modification was asked, which
would Hrniit the commipsioners to
mark the boundary line at Keokuk
Hamilton bridge, when an emergency
existed for prompt action, and to
continue the work at the other eight
bridges as soon as convenient. This
petition was granted, and the order
Clean Yonr Yards.
All property holders are hereby
notified to thoroughly clean their
premises, dumping the refuse in the
alley. If done at once such refuse
will be removed by the city wagons.
J AS. Blaispell,
bopt. of Streets, j
A Pleasant Commendable Custom to le
Tomorrow will be Arbor Day, and
notwithstanding that the Kock Island
public schools are not in session now,
the day will be observed in many of
the county schools and through the
country generally more than ever be
fore; The originator of the idea, J.
Sterling; Morton, is now the secretary
of agriculture, and this will be in
clined to add to its popularity. The
main change has been everywhere in
the direction of improved public
opinion. It began first in the public
schools in all the states. This was
the best possible beginning. The
pupils had a holiday in which to
plant trees in school grounds and
parks. The next step was to plant
trees along public highways. The
planting was always accompanied
with pleasant ceremonial observances,
speeches, recitations and music.
From this the next move was to
set before the people the frightful
injury done their farms by stripping
off the timber, especially near the
headwaters of streams. They were
set to thinking of the damage they
had already done and the ways in
which further damage might be
checked. Then they began to sot out
trees on their private grounds, both
fruit and forest trees. Millions of
trees have thus been planted by the
children of those who cut trees down.
Literature on the Subject .
A valuable store of literature has
accumulated on arborculture. There
are now books in plenty that show
what trees are best adapted to given
soil, also what trees will be most
profitable in the commercial way.
both for nuts and wood. The Amer
can eye for artistic beauty has been
immeasurably helped, too. Many a
farmer who formerly let weeds and
briers run wild and unsightly along
his roadside has cut them all away
and planted rows of beautiful trees.
Hedges of flowering shrubs, clumps
of tree about springs and water
sources, already attest to our awak
ened interest in arborculture.
Klner Kises to Kxplain.
We understand that A. II. Mertz is
very much put out because we refuse
to allow his paper to be printed on
The Xews presses. He was told
plainly that the presses of this oflioe
could "never bo used to abuse the
Cotholies in their religious belief.
This is a free country, and everybody
has a right to any "religious belief
that he may choose to accept. The
Pilgrim Fathers came hero to escape
religious intolerance. It should not
be forgotten, either, in this Four
Hundroth anniversary of America's
discovery, that Columbus was a
Catholic and that Queen Isabella of
Spain, who pawned her jewels for
means to start his ships, was a Catho
iic. The writer belongs to no church;
but he wants to see every human
being exercise the divine right to any
belief that accords with the instincts
of his soul. Geneseo News.
lodds Steamboat Company.
Articles of incorporation of the
Dodds Steamboat company were filed
yesterday with County Recorder
Aschernirn, at Davenport. The in
corporators are well known Scott
county steamboatmcn. John McCaff
rey, John McCaffrey. Jr., an.l George
Tromley. The capital stock is $18,
000 subject to increase. This sfl.OOO
covers the value of the steamers
Robert Dodds, Helen Schulenberg
and Charlotte Boeckler, now own
ed by Captain McCaffrey and which
the "company intends purchasing.
The incorporators are also directors
ami the officers are John McCaffrey,
president; George Tromley. Jr.. vice
president : and John McCaffrey, Jr.,
secretary and treasurer. The cor
poration is to last for 20 years, be
ginning April 12, 18SKL
A Yonng Lady's Ieatb.
Miss Kllen Boohler, a teacher in
the Davenport public schools, died
this morning of typhoid fever at the
residence of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Ohl
woiler, at the corner of Fifteenth
street and Second avenue, where she
bail been a sufferer from the disease
for nine weeks. She was born in
luvcminrt nnd would have boon 23
years obi tomorrow. Her parents
nr both dead and she leaves two
brothers, A. G. Boehlcr, of this city.
and Louis, of Mead Centre, Kan.
vi, n remarkably bright voting
i.-rmin nnd a teacher in the primary
department of the Davenport public
SCIlOOlS. M1P was mm-n trn.-u j
many in Rock Island, including Mr.
Ohlweiler's family, where she had of
late made her home.
The funeral will be held Saturday
morning from Davenport. -
The Freddie went north.
The Pilot came down with live
ti,o si.inpr came down todav on
A 11. ' -
her first trip south this season.
The sta-e of the water at the Kock
Island bridge at noon was 9:00; the
The Le Claire navigation union
Towin"- and Carnival City racket
companies, owning and operating
the steamers Ten Broeek, Volunteer,
Nettie Durant. Iowa, Irene D and
Silver Crescent, is ready for business
for the season ol 1J, wiin tue wiue-
awake W. A. Blair as president of the
joint companies, which is a sure
guarantee of what may be expected
of the corporations, whose joint in
terests are thus to be so well man
aged. ... .' . , . .
with good success is many local elections
Observer Craig, of the Illinois
weather bureau, has sent out a circu
lar of crop conditions in which he
says in many counties of the state,
especially in the southern division,
owing to the unfavorable weather
conditions which prevailed last fall,
a large acreage which was prepared
for wheat, remained unseeded. The
remarkably cold weather after Janu
ary 1 injuriously affected the wheat,
owing to its unprotected condition,
especially in the southern and central
divisions. The severe sleet storm of
February 1, followed by rain and
snow, 2d, and a serere cold wave on
the 4th, covered the ground oyer the
greater portion of the state with a
layer of ice, which in the opinion of
many of our correspondents, was the
principal cause of injury to wheat.
The reports received this week indi
cate the crop badly damaged. In the
wheat growing region on the north
ern, and in the central counties, many
fields are reported winter killed, and
hare been plowed under, and will be
put in oats or corn. The most dis
couraging reports from this section
come from Warren, Brown, Iogan,
Knox and Hancock counties, where
from GOto 7.r per cent of the wheat is
winter killed. The following coun
ties report damage from 40 to 50
per cent, Vermillion. Iroquois, Ma
sou. Sangamon, Morgan, Pikv, Piatt,
Shelby. Scott and Kankakee. In the
other counties of this section, while
no estimate is given, the crop is re
ported badly damaged. In the south
ern division, favorable reports are
received from Marion, Washington,
Franklin. Saline. Randolph and Jack
son counties. In the other counties
from which reports have been re
ceived, from 15 to 25 per cent of the
crop is badly damaged. Oats seed
ing is practically completed in the
southern and central divisions, and
nearing completion in the northern
Some sections report oats already up
ami doing nicely. More than an
average acreage of this crop is being
sown, owing to many of the wheat
fields being plowed up. and the
ground used for this purpose. Farm
ers are busy plowing for corn ami
some planting has already been done
At the present time the prospect for
fruit is promising. 1 each, pear,
plum and cherry trees are reported
in full bloom in the southern conn-1
ties. Meadows and pastures are re
ported growing nicely. Much clover
is reported badly damaged in some
lelated Klectlon Returns.
Additional election returns have
been received by County Clerk Koh
lor as follows:
John G. Powell was elected super
visor; Frank P. Gillett, town clerk;
Ferdinand Mew is, assessor; James I
Warman, collector; Lewis K. lies:
man. commissioner of highways;
John G. Hessman and Millard W.
Gilbert, justices of the peace; Elmer
K. Reynolds and l Ilium Kreuger,
constables. The proposition to re
strain hogs and sheep from running
at large carried by 111 for, to GO
J. A. Burton was elected assessor;
R. II. Hill, collector: C. II. Nundle,
town clerk; W. R. Walker, commis
sioner of highways: uliam Miller,
William Opdvcke and John Stephens,
overseers of highways; G. W. Mc-
Nabney, justice of the peace; It. H.
Hill and William Miller constables.
John T. Moffitt was elected town
clerk; James Y. Doom, assessor;
William J. Wilson, collector; Edward
Mangelin. commissioner of highways;
A. L. Freeberg, justice of the peace;
and Joseph Hutchison, constable.
T. C. Swank was elected sujervi
sor: John Wainwright, town clerk;
L. N. Daily, assessor; George Wain
wright, collector; R. B. Osborn.
highway commissioner; J. L. Noel
and F. J. Whiteside, justices of the
peace, and F. L. Wake and Joseph
Dunbar, const aides.
A Krakeman Meets Injury.
Heck Sutton, brakemau on the Chi
cago and Kock Island fast freight of
the C, B. & Q., met with a painful
accident at Moline while coming in
on his regular run on Conductor
Willis' train this morning, being
caught between the dead woods of
two freight cars while in the act of
coupling. His hips were consider.
ably bruised and he was brought to
Rock Island, placed in the city ambu
lance and conveyed to St. Anthonv s
hospital, where Dr. Truesdale exam
ined him and found the injuries not
serious, though it was believed he
might have suffered internal injuries.
It is expected that he will be out
again in a few days.
Toilet Seta' 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 jar,
On higher grades, patterns in
flowers and other artistic deco
rations, one-fifth off usual price.
G. M. Looslet.
China, Glass and Limps.
1600 Second ATenoe. .
Our lew Stock
IS NOW READY
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
$7.50 a suit; no store in this vicinity can nor
will sell these suits for less than $10.00.
Another line of Men's and Younj? Men's fine
dress suits at $10.00 which no competitor
will sell for less tnan $15.00.
We never misrepresent. Call and examine'"" 7
these bargains and then see whether we
promised too much.
Simon & Mosenfelder, :
Rock Island House Corner.
CHNEIDER'S - -
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
Od Easy Terms of Payment
at PRIGE3 as low as you can buv any
where for CASH.
We do Upholstering to Order,
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
1809, 1811 8econdAvenue.
C. F. DEWEND, Manager. TELEPHONE No. 1206.
Open Evenings till 8 p. m. -
UNSEED OIL, WHITE LEAD, ETC.
1610 Third Avenue.' ,