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THE ARGUS THURSDAY, APRIL 20,
comfort and improvement and
!) , ., ., 1 o Til rYimion T nrrton
"i.iv The many, who live bet-
others and enjoy life more, with
ifriu"" ,. v more Tiromntlv
ieS eXPi Host, nrruliicta to
IifiniT in- v'i- . - i .
Lilue to Iiealtn Ol me pure 4um
tire principles embraced in the
it-fxcelleiice is due to its presenting
,,Ve fTm most acceptable and pleas-
rL'fiml properties of a perfect lax
Bf.neu 'jJ 11 v rlcnnsinff the svstem.
litre;"11- --0 - -
I u ... ...1 1iai1oiiD4 find TPTN
,on-Titlv curine constipation.
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kMjjivon satisfaction umuuusauu
it with tlie approval of the medical
mfei.n, because it acts on tne is.ia
IV Liver and Bowels without weak-
B .i ...! If ij n&rftnt vr frpA from
i rnciu iiini u i ' .
,rv objectionable substance.
-vrup of Fi'sr" is for sale by all drng
sin " ""d bottles, but it is man
afaotured bv the California Fig Syrup
foonlv, wlilwe name is printed on every
naokie, also the name. Syrup of Figs,
l.n.l bt'in: well informed, you wm not
v substitute if offered.
;. I. bEIDY.
T. B. ItKlDY.
Bav and manaee property on commission
mi money, co'lect rents. also carry a line of first
IcujSre Insurance companies, building lota for
lti j.lliheil:ffi'rent additions. Choice residence
hropcTtj !n all punt of the city.
Room 4, Mitchell & Lynde buildiag, ground
lloor. it rear of M itchell 4 Lynde bank.
on't forget .
IfED to lie Read.
It costs us money to have this
ititeil. It costs YOU nothing to
ail it and it will tell you where to
(or a good investment.
e have a number of choice
iilding Ms in all parts of the city
iiuh will be sold at reasonable
We also have a large list of busi
sand residence property, to select
P nis(.me decided BARCTAINS if
'-'n at once.
H DVTl sarlth K a . S
uu uic utuunii juu now VmJ JW
rent yon can purchase, occupy and enjoy
FC will undertake to build a number or home
I f OF nn n.nH.u a . a
Ueir advantage. "
Mi conttmpUt baying, seltinc or exchan
Positively ray yon to call at
i & Donaldson's
Real Estate and
Land Exchange, .
4, 5. and 6. Wasonic Teaiple Block.
N Your Property with Us
Rock Island's Condition Shown
CLERK KOEHLEB'S ANNUAL EEPOST.
The Receipts During the Your, the Sources
of Revenue, the Appropriations and Kx
pendltures The Amount of the Outlay
for Special Improvements The Bonded
Indebtedness and Resources The Credit
City Clerk Koehler has prepared
his annual report for the year 1892,
and the result is by for the most
voluminous documents of its kind
ever prepared in the history of the
city. It covers 25 large pages close
ly written, a circumstance that
speaks well for the growth, of the
city being that bis predecessor's final
report 13 years ago covered but one
sheet. The report begins with a
statement of the number of meetings
held during the liscal year, which is
43, of whic h 24 were regular, 15 ad
journed and 4 special meetings. The
report also takes the nature of a
valedictory in which the captain
gives expression to his kindly feel
ings toward the council and its pre
decessors for the courtesies extended
him during his long term of office.
Then follows an exhaustive exhibit
of the receipts and expenditures for
the fiscal year 1892. From the city
treasurer's books he gives the cash on
hand April 18,1892, as $ 32,604.52; de
ducting this from the grand total of
$161,986.54 leaves the actual receipt
durine; the vear 129.S82,02. The
principal sources of revenue were
Water rents $21,268.81. saloons $32
S88.75, taxes $66,051.91. police $1,
143.42, bridge tolls $3,583.15.
Appropriated and Kxpended.
The folloming table shows the ap
propnations Tor the different depart
ruents at the beginning ol the vear
and the actual amounts expended
during the year:
A PIONEER MOTHER GONE.
Mrs. C. n.
Street and alley . ....
Water works construe.
S 1.SS1 67
u. ma 2i
9 OSS 48
S 378 14
8 901 .
6 388 00
1S .1I Wi
107,830 00 tlv7,8 OJ
special improvements amounted to
$24,600 and the total special tax col
lected was $67,927.12 making a total
of $92,527.12. Of this amount $87,
730.96 was actually expended, lcav
ing a balance of $4,796.16 in special
funds. The improvements include
in this work are the Fifth aad Third
avenue pavinsr contracts, pavinp; of
several side streets and the Ninth
Thirteenth and Seventeenth street
The City's Financial Condition.
The total indebtedness of the city
including the 5 and 6 per cent bonds
due in 1897 and 1902 and amount due
on waterworks plant makes a total
debt of $213,635. In the wav of as-
sests the city's property including
the waterworks plant. Rock river
bridges, city property of tire depart
ment, cash in city treasury, outstand
inr tax etc., amounts to $342,200,
leaving a credit balance in the city's
favor of $128,565.
The above affords an idea of the
amount of clerical work connected
with the office and the question has
arisen if it is not more than one man
ought to be expected to handle.
An Kxcltlnjr Experience.
George Ilollad, a farmer living at
Swedona, had an exciting experience
on Second avenue this moraine; with
a somewhat fractious team. They
don't have electric cars out in Mr.
Hollad's neck o' the woods, and
when his horses beheld one for the
first time this morning thev did not
fancy it. Mr. Ilollad had just driv
en up to Hess' Bros., grocery with a
wagon load ol poultrv and at the
sight of two motors approaching
from opposite directions the team be
came frantic and sought to get into
the Kock Island house out of the
way. Bir. noiiaa neid onto the rib
bons, however, and in turning ab
rubtly between the two cars the
tongue was snapped and it looked
for a moment as if the horses would
have their own way, but Mr. Holland
finally controlled them without fur
Motorman Crompton of car 37 com
ing up the avenue proved himself a
master by bringing his car, which
was getting along at a rapid rate,
to a stop and thus avoiding a col
lision. Wards and James,
The association of Frederick Warde
and Louis James as joint stars and
their tour -throughout the country
has done much to revive the interest
in the Shakespearean and legitimate
class of drama. Their season has
been one of prosperity and artistic
success, and it is gratifying to learn
that they propose to continue the al
liance for several years to come. It
is their intention to give a series of
revivals of the old Shakespearean
plays, with special scenic effects and1
accessories. Their company next
season will be equally as large as
their present one, and will include
some of the most popular artists on
the American 6tasre. Will be seen at
Knox lassea Away This Morning
Mrs. Mary Knox, widow of the late
C. B. Knox.'died at her home, 407
Twentieth street, at 3:30 this morn
ing of rheumatic troubles and kind
red complications. Mrs. Knox had
been a great sufferer for many years
and for the past two weeks had been
seriously indisposed. Last evening,
thougbvshe seemed brighter than she
had been for some time, and the fam
ily retired more hofjeful than they
had been during the later period of
her illness. At 2:30 this morning
she rose from her bed and going to
the window looked out. At that
time no alarming symptoms were
manifest, bu she" had scarcely re
turned to her bed than she began to
sink. The members of the "family
were hastily summoned by the at
tending nurse but she was uncon
scious by the time they reached her
side, and before the family physician,
who was at once communicated w ith,
and who responded promptly, arrived,
she had passed beyond the reach of
Thus closed the life of one of the
pioneer mothers of Rock Island
county, a woman deeply beloved by
all who knew her. Her age was 76
years, 7 months and 6 days and she
was born in Blanford, Mass., her
maiden name being Mary Goram.
She was married in her native place
to C. B. Knox, and the couple came
to Rock Island in 1851, this city hav
ing been her home continually ever
since, her husband having died here
May 26. 1890. She is survived by
the" following children: E. B. Knox
of Moline, and C. B., S. P. and B.
Frank of this city. She was a mem
ber of the Methodist church, a de
voted Christian, kind and loving
mother, truly of God's noblest works
a good woman.
The funeral arrangements are not
yet completed, but the services will
probably be held hunuay aiternoon.
Mrs. Marv Fagan died at the home
of her sister Mrs. Ann Williamson in
South Rock Island on Tuesday night
at 10 o'clock, aged 85 years. The
funeral occurred from the home at
2 o'clock this afternoon.
Frederick Reidel died at his home
on Twenty-fourth street at 5 o'clock
yesterday morning of cancer of the
stomach, aged 58 years, 6 months
and 15 days. The funeral occurs
from the bereaved home at 1 o'clock
tomorrow afternoon with interment
in the Lutheran cemetery.
Four Hour Moraine Sale Rain or Shine,
Yon cannot Afford to Miss these liar
The followin? for trnlav morninjr
Velvets.' One dollar velvets, all
new surinir shades, at 75c a yard.
Satins" Fifty cent quality go at
36c a vard.
'Silk Remnants" One-third off
regular remnant price.
"Dress Goods Remnants" One-
third off regular remnant price.
Muslins Unbleached" Yard wide
such as Good Weight, Arrow brand.
Comet, best makes, go atoc a yary
"Muslins tortv-eight incti un
bleached muslin 12c ouanty at a
"Challies" One-half wool chalhes
at 12c a vard.
Dimitv" Printed dimity. 10c
oualitv. 5iJc a yard.
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'Laces une dozen v arus lorcnon
lace for 5c a vard.
'Gent's Underwear" Fifty-cent
TUlhris-o-an shirts and drawers 36c
Ouilts" Eio-htv-rive cent white
crochet quilts at 65c each.
'Quilts' Une dollar ana iweniy-
tive cent quality at 9oc a yard.
Children's Caps" Dimity, shir
red, with lace trimming, regular
price 20c, for ISc each.
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liAKNEP, I I KSIL C u AiAin.
Everv atom of scenery used in the
production of "She Couldn't Marry
Three," is specially built lor the
play. There are over three tons of
it-"it is worth eroing miles to see.
One of the most notable scenes in the
plav is a picture of the Cornish Coast,
with practical revolving light house
and moonlight on the ocean; also the
view of Carboy's Abbey with crumb
ling walls and clinging ivy, a scene
so beautiful as to baffle description.
In the last act ot the piay is suown
n exact representation of Dingley
Tunnel, one of the most stupendous
and natural railroad scenes ever pro
Everv one of these novel effects are
euaranteed by Manager Hassenford-
er, and will be seen here in the pro
duction of "She Couldn't Marry
The B. Hershey and Verne Swain
came down and the Pilot ann Verve
Swain passed up.
Th atao-e of water at Rock island
bridge at noon today was 11:55, and
the temperature was
The Weather Forecast.
The weather indications for the
nevt. 36 hours iromo a, m., aie:
Showers probably followed by snow-
flurries today, cieanug louigui,
colder, westerly gales; fair and .cold-
er rrmay n.u
Home women are so devoted to the
man they love that they become sel
fish to others in his behalf, demand-
the Burtis at Davenport, Monday, I ing of them what he is unentitled to
At the M. & K. Saturday.
Fresh tomatoes at Buncher's.
Ripe tomatoes at! Hess Bros1.
Nice ripe tomatoes at Browner
Fromage de brie cheese at Bunch
Edam cheese at Hess Bros'. "Ar
Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Davis are visit
ing in St. Paul.
The $1 glove sale will continue for
two weeks at Bennett's.
Prarie Queen patent flour at Hess
Uros . "Arnold grocery.'
Corn by load 40c, by bushel 45c
at Cool s Kighteenth street.
Spring fever cured bv usins Mon
roe s Tonic. Marshall & Fisher.
The linest line of fresh vegetables
at Hess liros'. Arnld grocery."
b. Al. Kogfers, ot l'ort Uvron, was
in the city yesterday a few hours.
Stout men's suits worth $15 for
$8.99, sizes 86 to 44. The London
Wanted A good cook. Apply to
Mrs. . a. Koss. 202b aioline avenue
lomorrow is the last day ot ser
vice for the Mav term of the circui
The best values in men's and boy'i
suits in the citv at Simon & Mosen
Compare M. & K. $6.50 suits with
those others advertised at consider
Long and slim suits worth $15 fo
$8.99. These suits lit extra tall men
Devil's crabs served on shell, and
lettuce, radishes, onions and pie
plant at Buncher s.
From $3 to $5 saved on a line
suit of clothing bv buying it at Sim
on & Mosenfelder's.
A much better suit for $5.99 than
these so called nice fellows will srive
you for $7.50. We undersell 'em all
Night Clerk Brough, of the Harper
is taking a forced vacation on ac
count of illness which confines him
to his. home.
Now is the time to ret your elec
tric carpet cleaner at Clemann
Salzmann's 25 cents will clean 25
yards of carpet.
1 leasant to take, absolutely pure
not a harmful ingredient in Monroe
Tonic. Doctors prescribe it try it
Merit gets there, not wind! It's
amusing to see would-be competitors
trot out old shelf-worn stuff to com
pete .with Simon & Mosenfelder'
$7.50 and $10 suits.
Don't be misled by paying $10 for
a suit. We will give a better
onelor'$8.99. You know us, we al
ways undersell. The London.
V e don t consider any ot them in
it with us. Look at our $8.99 suit
$15. We're not happv unless under
selling. The London, Rock Island's
jrreatest clothing house.
Postmaster Wells and Mail Car
rier Liedtka left for Peoria this morn
ing to attend the proceedings in the
United States court over the Ellis
fraudulent money order matters.
The long need of a hospital in Rock
Island is shown by the present over
crowded condition of St. Anthony s
hospital. The question is how the
city got along at all without one.
Capt. and Mrs. J. M. Montgomery
entertained a party of friends last
evening at their pleasant home on
Second avenue in honor of Mrs.
Joseph Dver of Milwaukee, who is
Old truck is expensive at anv price
don t squander your hard earned
wealth on trash when you can buy
nice, new, nobbv clothing Tor much
less at the opening of the M. & K
new clothing store, Saturday.
$7.50 buvs a newer style, better
made and better quality suit at Sim
on & Mosenfelder s than advertised
elsewhere at a higher price. Inves
tigate, alwavs the cheapest and al
ways the truth, at Simon & Mosen-
Oiver Baughman and Miss Maude
Allen were united in marriage by
Rev F. W. Merrell at the parsonage
of the First M. E-, church yesterday
afternoon. Both young people are
well known in the city and have
lots of friends who will wish them all
the joys that bless a happy union.
Don't fail to see Jack McAuliffe,
Our Jack", the champion light
weight of the world, in the great
comedy raciag play, "The King of
the Turf with a carload ol special
scenery ana lour horses, direct irom
the Windsor theatre, Chicago, at the
Turner Grand Opera house, Daven
port, Sunday, April 23. Evening
I offer, beginning Wednesday,
and until sold, a lot of brown tea
pots, medium sizes, at a uniform
price of 15 cents each. Let me re
peat it 15 cents each. Hadn't
you better take two or three,
against future breakage?j
Have you seen the new World's
Fair lamps? For the parlor, or the
G. M. Loosley.
China, Glass and Limps.
IsYsj seud Avenue.
Our lew Stod
IS NOW READY
For inspection, .including, our last
week's purchase, and we'aFetv
in a position to offer some . ,
For a beginner we offer a line of Aen's ind J..
Young Men's suits in splendid cassimeres, '.
the newest patterns, elegantly made, at
$7.50 a suit; no store inthis vicinity can nor ;
will sell these suits for less than $10.00. . I,
Another line of Men's and Younp Men's fine r
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 ii
promised too much. :
Simon & Mosenfelder,
Rock Island House Corner
Cash Shoe Store
Is the Leading Place'
For Fine Footwear.
We have the latest novel
ties and the largest line.
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Ladies call and see our "Juliet" Slipper, the
latest thing out. V
Our prices are the Lowest. :. ",V,
Schneider's Cash Shoe Store,
1712 Second Avenue.
That Front ROOM
of yours will need a new Car
pet, a Parlor suit, a Parlor ta-.;
ble, a nice stylish pair of Lace
curtains, a pair of Chenille
curtains in some of the new
We can show you the finest of these goods to te .
had in the three cities at lowest prices, and
On Easy Terms of Payment
Notice the place-
G. O. HUCKSTAEDX
.'AS J T
C. F. DEWEND, Manager.
1809, 1811 SecondlATeima.
4k.a lv...:-. 1:11 o
vjru Ufciuugg UU O p. m.
LINSEED OIL, WHITE LEAD, ETC
1610 Third Avenue
; na crjwlll fad yo a teyar
and what they have no right to claim.