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'THE ARGXJS,;TIXESBATiitiY 2,
r v.i imNirt nr.a improvement ana
' enjoyment when
.'.i - u- ! 1 ''' !1:1,''v' AV'' hve 10t
' and f n jy life more, with
t,r! ",-,( , i tu-e, lv "more promptly
;' v.vrld's best products to
i!;'C'.'X ( i' hvsio.il Ix-incr, will attest
. lt-:U! of the" J aire liquid
l'e):','. i-.eij'h"5 embraced, in the
'iKl.: t " i ,,.
. .iv vn:: of 1 ?
K,;;'.'-y.. u'lT Is lue to its presenting
. l ' i-u imt acceptable ami pleas-
a t . ' '..l r.niertiea of a lvrfect lax-
'.'"ikvtaaUy cleansing the system,
':'.V:i'i'' c.Ms" headaches and fevers
-TwnTuinentlv curing constipation.
2;Uiivf!i satisfaction to millions and
tVith the approval of the medical
.,.M,'m. K-cause it acts on the Kid-
v" Liver and Hotels without wcak
nl:.r thorn and it is perfectly free from
'ivriipof Vis is for sale by all drug
in '"" and ?1 bottles, but it is man-u-Vtiiro.l
!v the California Fig Syrup
Co pnN whle name is printed on every
rVii"!'. :i!- the name, Syrup of Figs,
n.l Kiiiir will informed, you will not
tvti'' :uv .. ihstitute if oflered.
;. K. BEIDV.
T. Ti. KEIDY.
' Ti:::rii;L'f property on commiiou,
r.,: r. ! ' . i" ' 't rents, alo carry m line of firrt
Cir.r ;: -u-inr-e companies', bnih'.ing lots for
i . In .'. fl Mi! !d:tions. Choice residence
; : . ; :.r' Of the city .
!!,- 4. Jii-.N-li Lyni'.e building, grornd
lw. :t of V itche'.l & Lyr.de hank.
1". Uotb. H. A. Donaldson.
Roll & Donaldson's
If you contemplate buying, selling:
r exchanging residence' or business
lr.pvrtv,,it will positively pay you
t" cull on us, as Ave constantly have
a large list of desirable property on
air L'ooks to select from and we can
supply your wants promptly. We
also Lave a number of choice lots in
all parts of. the city and will under
take to build a number of houses for
cur customers on terms very greatly
to their advantage.
A BARGAIN FOR. SOME ONE.
We have 15 lots in College Heights
Adlltion. one-half block from Elec-:r:-
Street Railway which we will
H'-l if taken at once, at from $300 ,J
Vj fl j) each they will go fast so
'S1 race the present opportunity or
Ju iv;u be too late. '
List Your Property with Us
and we will fed too a buyer.
Office . Masonic Temple Block.
The City's New Executive In
ducted into Office.
HIS ABLE INAUGURAL ADDRESS.
The l'roe-ediiip Rt the Council Chamber
l.nt Kveniit Attencli&ut I'pon the Ke.
tireuient of the OKI Altlfrmfii and the
Kutry of the New Mayor Mei'oiia-Jtie'
Farewell Why the -Appointments Were
Mayor MeConoehie papjK'd the
gavel igorouly in ast-em tiling 1 he
city cmineil for the la-t time under
his ad minit rat ion last evening. All
of the aldermen viitli the exception
of Kukinx-hiT riponilod to their
names in the roll eall. The council
chamber va thronged in honor of
the inaugural ceremonies, every
available eat both iiiicU and outside
till1 rail being oeeu pied. The incom
ing mayor and aldermen had seats
provided for them just inside the
railing, though two of the aldermcii
eleet. Messrs. Loss and Cramer, took
seats within the ollieial circle early
in the evening, and while Cramer pa
tiently awaited the hour when he
should have voice in the delibera
tions, it was not so with the new
comer from the Seventh, who was full
of business from the time he took his
seat during the proceedings of the
retiring council, and in expression
and voice he was '-right in it" from
the start off. The regular order of
business of the retiring council was
dispatched without delay, followed
by the reading of the annual leports
of the various city otliccrs. Tiie old
council having now completed its
work, a vote of thanks was extended
the retiring mavor and aldermen on
Aid. Corken's motion. A recess of
live minutes was taken, during which
the hold-over aldermen took their
choice ot seats in pursuance ot cus
tom, and the new aldermen took
what were left, and the ineominr
council assembled with Mavor Mcdill
in the chair and Citv Clerk lluesinir
at the clerk's desk, both the latter
two oilicers having been eourti ou!y
conducted to their places by their
successors. Mavor MeConochio and
City Clerk Koehler. respectively. A
call of the new council showed all the
aldermen present except Aid. Lick
Thc retiring mayor then read his
valedictory in which he reviewed the
four years of his administration, de
tailed the municipal accomplish
ments under his regime, compli
mented his successor and predicted
for him a lirni and successful ad
ministration of city affairs. The
retiring mayor spoke of the unac
countable fact that while the city is
increasing in wealth and population
the assessed valuation is decreasing
in about the same proportion, and as
the city's municipal tax is limined
to two per cent of the assessed valua
tion, every dollar that assessment is
reduced means a loss of two per cent
on the city's revenues and that de
crease had been about $;! M.OoO since
he had been in otliee with a con
sequent loss of about G. 000 per
annum. An important loss in rev
enue during the same period was a 50
per cent reduction in tolls on the
Milan bridges amounting to s?3.Oi0
Some Important KeHiilts.
The mayor in referring to the work
of his administration said, "I will
briefly review a few of the most im
portant results accomplished during
the past four years, first taking up
and paying of i-'5.0:0 of S per cent,
waterworks bonds, reducing the an
nual interest 2.oi0 per annum : im
proving and beautifying all four of
our public squares, costing in the
aggregate ):?o.o,t:; erecting on Fat-
iron square a large commodious cen
tral engine house with a well organ
ized paid lire department fullv equip
ped, highly disciplined, which we are
all ami may well he justly promt ot.
with a combined police and tire alarm
system all in good working order.
1 he house, tire alarm: horses, wag
ons and equipment to establish the
department cost s?2'. oiK), all of which
is paid for. I am in favor of estab
lishing two- more small companies,
one in each end of the city. But so
far our means have been so limited
we have not been able to accomplish
He also spoke of the w ork of im
provements, beautifying and perfec
tion of our park system, paid tribute
to the park commissioners and the oth
er appointive oilicers composing his
administration, and in conclusion
wished the incoming mayor and
council a successful administration.
Mayor Medill'K Inaugural.
On being presented by the retiring
mayor, the mayor-elect was tendered
an ovation and in assuming the pre
siding officer's chair, Mr. Medill de
livered the following inaugural ad
dress: Gentlemen of the City Council I
can scarce express the feeling that
affects me ujon this occasion in as
suming the duties of the chief execu
tive of this city. Little did I think
when a boy in walking into Rock Isl
and over the old Camden road that
events would be so shaped that I
should occupy such a position as this.
It is an honor unexjected aud I
take this occasion to return to the
people w ho have so generously as
sisted me, my grateful acknowledge
ment of their kindness.
I trust they will have no occasion
to regret their action or to feel that
I ihave violated the confidence they
reposed in me. It is with some de
gree of hesitancy that I assume
these duties, knowing full well the
work to be done will require that
careful judgement and consideration
which is expected from more matur
ed and experienced heads.
I believe I realize in a measure the
duties devolving upon the mayor and
will assure you that I will try and
perform them to the best of my
ability, ever bearing in mind the
best interests of the city and in the
H.rformance of which, gentlemen, I
ask your hearty co-operation and
It is hardly necessary for me to
state that my sympathies are in
favor of public improvements: those
of yon who are acquainted with me
are aware of this and I expect so long
as I am a resident of Hock Island to
labor for its advancement.
In tlu? matter of improvements.
Mayor McConochie, with the able
and willing assistance of the council,
has set ns a good example: the stamp
nt his administration is seen upon
every side of us. Paved streets,
beautiful parks, splendid lire de
partment and other features all attest
to the spirit of his progressi veness.
In taking a cursory iew of the
tinancial condition of this city's affairs
and from information kindly given
me by the retiring mayor, I learn
that the bonded indebtedness of the
city is fiyS.tHK), $170,000 of which is
G per cent, funding bonds, due in
l.S'J7. and $25,000 is 5 per cent, water
works bonds due in 11(02. A debt of
such magnitude and near approach
should have our careful attention.
We learn from the best information
that our revenues for the ensuing
year are not likely to exceed $112,000.
After making our annual appropria
tions, if we lind we can set aside a
certain amount as a sinking fund to
proidein part for the payment of
o'ur bonded debt, 1 think it would be
advisable to do so. The law govern
ing the levy of taxes for municipal
purposes allows a limit not to exceed
two per cent, of the assessed valua
tion, to which we are allowed to add
the interest on the bonded debt, a
two mill tax for library purposes,
and it also provides for a levy to liq
uidate the bonded debl. Now, gen
tlemen, if in your judgment it is for
the best interest of the city to in
crease the taxes ami thus reduce the
city's debt, you will have an oppor
tunity to do so. otherwise provision
should be made to renew the debt
and pavmenl extended to some future
The sanitary condition of our city
will require this year our careful at
tention. Owing to the fear and pos-
sMnlitv ot ol an invasion oi in
dreaded malady, known as tin
Asiatic cholera, which respects no
one but leaves death and desolation
in its wake, the city should be kept
clean and healthv, and the sewers in
as perfect condition as possible. T
this department we should give par
The 1'aitl Fire Department.
The inauguration of the paid fire
department has I think met with the
approbation of a maioritv ot the cm
zens. It is true, as some claim.
ouite expensive, still it gives to
property holders that security which
is desirable. I am inclined toward
increasing its efliciencv, as soon as
we feel able to do so, bv adding to it
a chemical engine and such other
improvements as mav be deemed
Owing to the large increase of pop
ulation in our city during the past
two years and in order that the citv
shall have more police protection. I
would recommend an addition of two
patrolmen to the police force. Thi:
addition to the force is also advisa
bio from the fact that as this L
World s Lair year, our city will no
doubt be visited bv a large class of
jhtsoiis who should be under police
I can only speak in a general wav
of improvement of streets and side
walks, the extension of sew ers, w ater
mains, etc., but as occasion requires
will present to your honorable body
such matters of importance pertain-
in" thereto, as mav arise. It is mv
desire, however, to see carried on the
system that has been establishtd of
the permanent improvement of
streets and sidewalks, believing by
this method that we can in course of
time place our streets and sidewalks
in the best condition.
I desire to extend mv thanks to the
retiring mayor and city clerk for the
manv courtesies shown me aud I
trust that prosperity may attend
them in the future, also that their
lines may fall in pleasant places.
To you, gentlemen of the council,
permit me to say that I hope our re
lations mav be "pleasant and agree
able. For the next two years our
work will be in common and the best
results will be accomplished by mu
tual good feeling.
At the conclusion of Mayor Medill's
fitting inaugural, Aid. Evans moved
that the council adjourn until Thurs
day evening, and the motion pre
vailing the council adjourned.
The fact that Mayor Medill con
sented to postpone his appointments
to a future meeting of the council
should not be considered as a change
of course on his part. His action of
last evening was prompted entirely
by a desire to promote harmony in
the council at the outset of his ad
ministration, and to relieya the feel
ing that had been created among re
publicans that he was not disposed to
treat them fairly, and the fact that
the making of his appointments was
deferred was merely with a view of
o-iving the republican aldermen a re
spectful hearing in advance if they
have any suggestions to make. It is
not expected that any further caucus
is to be held; in fact, Mr. Medill so
expressed himself today. The Akuus
does not see any reason for anticipa
tion of anything on the mayor's part
of receding from his course already
declared as regards appointments,
and those who entertain such expec
tions will be disappointed. There is
no reason why he should make any
concessions to the republican alder
men in the matter of appointments
indeed, if he were disposed to respect
the wishes of republicans, it should
no those who supported ins candi
l'ock Island's outgoing council and
mavor signalize their decease by a
deliberate violation of a contract
with the Koek Island-Moline base ball
club. When the grounds used by
the club were fenced it wa proposed
that the club leave a street liflcen to
twenty feet wide on the west of the
ground for which favor the eity
would allow them to fence in thirty
feet on the east. By this arrange
ment a walk of two blocks could be
saved to the children w ho should at
tend the Seventh ward school. At
the last meeting of the council a res
olution was passed directing the
mavor to have the fence that the
club had erected torn down and the
street opened to its full width. The
action was sprung suddenly w hen no
member of the club was present, to
insist on its rights, and notwith
standing the protests of th'e club and
the pleas for a delay till its side of
the question could be presented to
the council, the mayor put. men at
work in the rain the latter part of
last week and tore down the fence.
The mayor would have done better
to make haste more slowly and left
the matter for his successor in power
and the incoming council to settle.
The Circuit. Court.
The grand jury is down at work
and will probably be occupied sev
eral days. The following is the list
of jurors: William Kerns. Moline,
foreman. John Burton, Canow Creek:
W. II. Zcigler. Coe: L. S. Pcarsoll.
Bolt Byron: John L. Noah. Zuma:
lVter McCarl. Hampton: Taeh
1'infehlt. SouiTi Moline: Tim
othy (iilniore. 1'. A. Johnson.
Moline: George M. Looslev. Charles
Motz. W. W. l'.gglcscon," Koek Isl
and : Jcorge Biehmond. South Buck
Island: Maxwell Lyons. (,al Valley;
F. W. Wil.-on. Bural: .Tames Hutch
inson. Bow ling: James 1). Kane. An
dalusia: Henry Zicglcr, Buffalo Prai
rie: Frank Reynolds, Drury: B. F.
Yesterday afternoon in the circuit
court was spent in arguing motions
nothing of any importance being
done. Other motions are being ar
gued today. The Davenport ease
will probably be taken up tomorrow
The .stage of water at Rock Island
bridge at noon today was ll.OOand
the temperature was 53.
The Daisy and Volunteer came
down with 10 strings of logs each,
and the Musser and Pilot yvith eight
strings each. The Satelite, Saturn
and Verne Swain also came down.
and the Pilot, Verne Swain. Volun
teer and B. Hershey passed up.
The F. C. A. Denkmann, E. Rut
ledge, B. Hershey and Irene 1). each
came down with eight strings of logs
yesterday. The Verne Swain and A.
J. Whitney also came down anil the
C. W. Co'wles. E. Rutledge. F. C. A.
Denkmann. Inverness. Irene D. and
Verne Sw ain passed up.
Marie Frances, the infant daughter
of Joseph Schroeder and wife, died
at her parents home. '1'lh Twentieth
street, at 9 o'clock last night of bron
chitis, aged 4 months and 14 days.
The funeral occurs from the bereaved
home at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
The remains of the Mrs. Edward
Burrill arrived from Marion. Ind.,
over the C. R. I. & P., at 3 o clock
this morning. Thev were taken in
charge by Undertaker Wheelan and
conveyed to the home of Joseph
Grotegut, 320 Fifteenth street, from
which place the funeral will occur at
9 o'clock tomorrow morning.
'otice to Water consumers.
The semi-annual water rents are
now due, and payable at the office of
the city clerk. If not paid by the
31st inst., the water will be turned
off, in accordance with the ordinance.
A. 1). Hl esixo. Citv Clerk.
Souvenir Tea Cops.
I have received a large assort
ment of Haviland- China cups
and saucers, tastefully decorated,
useful at any time, and particu
larly desirable as single gifts be
cause each one, across the out
side, is lettered in a pretty gold
scrip, "Souvenir, Rock Island."
Price 60c each.
Being of the very best China,
an ornament in themselves, I ex
pect a rapid sale.
G. M. Looslet.
China, Glue and L.smps.
1609 Second Avenue
Facts which no one disputes! Facts well estab
lished! It is a fact that
are selling more jackets, capes, reefers, blazers,
suits, shirt waists, etc., than any other two
houses in this neighborhood. The reefer jackets
which we sell this week at SM 8 and S4 18 each
will attract wide attention. The same with the
blazers at $2.68. These lots are not large, and
they go fast. See them as early in the week as
The genuine BROMLEY & SON'S Smyrna Rags at
less than one-half list prices.
The Woild'sFamoas "BISSELLS CARPET 8 WEEP
ERS' at $1.87. Those with finer finish ccs: eiightiy
more. Sate both wife and carpets
One case Heavy Dntch Bluep'inta. known as In
digo biue long clot s. While this lot lasts, 8 cents a
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.
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Carpets are both hand
some and cheerful. Jlvs
is the month to be both,
with emphasis, if you take
a look at our stock and
make a purchase of just
what you wan: at bottorEi
prices. Our prices have
fallen a good deal and you will fall into a grievous mis
take if you don't take advantage of the opportunity.
Our stock is as universal and as new as the year ana
inrlnHpc Avprvf hincr frnm nn Inomin to a Velvet.
llltlUUVJ wWJ'l-Jj5 - - - - - - 5
Xow is the time to get a cw Carpet.
We liave it Von need it
We are offering BltU.SSEL at CO cents a yard.
VELVETS at $1.25 a yard.
INGRAINS at 35 cenls a yard.
STRAW MATTING at 22 cents a yard
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT
1809, 1811 8econdA.
C. F. DBWEND, Manager.
Open Evenings till 8 p. m.
LINSEED OIL, WHITE LEADC- ' - - .