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THE AEGUS, .THURSDAY, MAY 4, 1893.
Ttzp comfort and improvement and
The many, who live bet
m others and enjoy life more, with
f r rvm-iuHture, by more promptly
(T t;,,.- the world's best products to
rWTs of i.hvsk-nl being, will attest
gSS tiUthof the pure. liquid
we . nrineiiilea embraced in the
S'vVPif Fig .
It excellence is due t0 ,ts Panting
the form most acceptable and pleas
t to the tarfc, the refreshing and truly
Swficial IMrtIM of. a P?rfect lax
.,; etlectnally cleansing the system,
5 ll'ui" coMs headaches and levers
A permanently curing constipation.
v civen sat isfaction to millions and
rVwidi the approval of the medical
' ,f.i,ni liecause it acts on the Kid
v I ivi-r and Iiowcls without weak
Lie them and it is perfectly free from
mtup of Fijrs is for sale by all drng-
ji, ,-.nc and .51 littles, but it is man
"ufi. tureil hv the California Fig Syrup
Co en'.v, whose name is printed on every
i)uk:i-'-- al-o the name, Syrup of Figs,
Ik-Iti-t well informed, you will not
accept M!rv !-jl)stitute if oflercd.
j. K. REIDY.
T. B. KB1DY.
!) -i-'.l Mil! rocnairi' property oa commission,
odi. n.' in y, co 1. ct rents, also carry a line of first
e'ij-t'n in-isranre companies, building lots for
fill- lr. ail !h til: Hi' rent additions. Choice residence
proper') ''i. liirts of the city.
Room 4. ytchell A Lynde building, grnnnd
Soor. :!; n-.ir of Slitctiell 4 Lynde bank.
Don t forget
;. i'. Pioth
U. A, Donaldson.
Hi & Donaldson's
If on conti in. late Imying. sell i n IT
"1" cm li:ininir residence or business
prdpem , it wiil positively pay you
t" rail en lis, us we constantly have
a large li.-t f desirable property on
"itr bocks to select from and we can
Sl:rr'v your wants promptly. We
also have a number of choice lots in
parts of the city and will under
take to build a number of houses for
our customers on terms very greatly
' their advantage.
A l'.AHGAIN FOll SOME ONE.
We have 15 lots in College Heights
Addition, one-half block from Klec
itii street Railway which we will
-''i', if taken at osce, at from $3Cr
t'i $150 each they will go fast so
embrace the present opportunity or
you will be too late.
List Your Property with Us
and we will fad voc a buyer.
Office Masonic Temple Block.
The Matter of Appointment of
Overseer of the Poor.
"WHEEE THE EIGHT BELONGS.
The (iroauil on Which the County Hoard
Actert I.aKt Week and the Authority I'n
der Which the Appointing; Power U Iel
esated Strictly to the City The Law on
The action of the board of supervU
sors at its recent session in departing
from the custom of merely confirm
ing the appointment by the city of a
township overseer of the poor, in as
suming itself the appointing power
absolute, and naming Charles Engel,
has occasioned more or less comment
and there is' quite a difference of
opinion on the subject. The board,
from what can be learned, took upon
itself the appointing power on the
ground that Overseer Engel's time
had expired, ami by the authority
of the following, which is section IS of
chapter 107 of the statutes of Illinois:
In counties under township organ
ization the supervisors of the respec
tive towns therein shall be ex-oll'icio
overseers of the poor in their towns.
provided, that for towns containing
tour thousand (4,000) inhabitants or
over, upon written request of 'said
supervisors, the eountv board raav
appoint an overseer w ho is a resilient
of saiil town, fix his compensation
and term ot olhce, which shall no
exceed the term of said board.
(irountis for tlie City's Action.
The law under which the citv ha
always had the appointing power is
contained in chapter It ot the law.-
and ordinances of the citv, and which
The election of highway eonimi
sinners is Iicreov mseoniiniieii. tnc
offices of city and town clerk shall be
muted, and the city clerk shall per
form the duties ot both olliees; the
offices of treasurer and town collector
shall be united, and the citv treas
urer shall perform the lutics of both
offices: the office f supervisor anil
township poormaster shall tc sep
arated, and the poormaster be at
pointed by the citv council: and all
the powers vested in the town of Koek
Island shall he exercised nv the citv
council of said city.
While under chapter 1 :'.) of the
reneral stat utes ot t he state provid
ing for jhe township organization of
cities, and authorizing the board to
irive cities township organization,
and upon the strength of such au
thority having been dele-gated to tin'
citv of Koek Island, the ordinance
above quoted from was passed, we
tind the following:
That the count v hoard, in anv
county under township organization
raav provide that the territory em
braced within anv citv in such coun
ty shall be organized as a town
Provided, such territory shall have :
population of not less than S.tHi ).
And provided, the city council in
such city shall by resolution request
such action by the county hoard.
The territory of anv citv now or
ganized, within the limits of anv
eountv under township organization.
and not situated within any town
shall be deemed to be a town.
All town officers within anv town
organized as aforesaid shall be elected
at the annual charter election of such
citv. All general elections held in
such citv and town shall be held at
the same voting places as the city
elections, with judges and clerks ap
pointed in like manner as for the city
The Kowers vested in such town
shall be exercised bvthe citv council
The citv council in such citv and
ttuvn. mav, by ordinance, provide
that the officers of citv and town
clerk shall be united ill the. same
person; that the officers of treasurer
and town collector shall b. united in
the same person; that the election of
highway commissioners shall be dis
continued, and that the offices of
supervisor and poormaster shall be
separated, and the poormaster ap
pointed by the city council.
The Hoard's Position In warranted.
In the face of these conditions, all
r.f which apply to Koek Island, the
board of supervisors has overstepped
the law in the premises just as it did
as regard the Moline case and as
Judge Glenn held, ami Mayor Medill
need not. unless so disposed any way,
consider hiin.-elf bound by the action
thereupon taken by the bonnT. In
deed, recognizing the sole right and
authority of the mayor. Mr. Engel
hail applied to him in person for the
appointment and had fully exjweted
reappointment at the hands of Mayor
McConochie in the event of his re
election, but receiving no assurance
from Mayor Medill either way,
he nought to secure the office
through the medium of the
county board. There have been
other candidates prominently and
urgently mentioned for the office, and
the Auiil's cannot see that the mayor
is deprived of his proper ami custom
ary privileges in the matter by the
conduct of an over zealous aspirant.
Will of lllf l.ate M rs. Trrli.
The will of the late Mrs. Catherine
Trefz was filed for probate in the
county court this morning. It bears
date of Jan. 27, l!):), and w as w it
nessed by Conrad Schneider and
Henry C. Willius. To her wm Chris
topher W. Trefz, she bequeathes the
pum of $300, the homestead and per
sonal property to be divided between
him and his brother William. To
Henry, another son. she leaves $ 100,
George and Bessie Trefz, grand child
ren, being each left $2.5. C. W. Trefz
is appointed executor without bond.
ANOTHER PIONEER GONE.
Death of H. A. J. McDonald ThlA Morning
A Well Spent Life.
This morning at an early hour an
other of Rock Island's oldest and best
known citizens answered the final
summons and passed to his reward.
II. A. J. McDonald, one of the ear
ly pioneer settlers, died suddenly at
his home, 2226 Fourth avenue, of
heart failure, at 4 o'clock this morn
ing, aged nearly 73 years. Mr. Mc
Donald had been taken with a sinking
spelljSome three weeks ago. but had
recovered:sufficiently to be about aul
was apparently all right when he re
tired last evening. He was again at
tacked suddenly this morning, and
died before the members of the fami
ly could reach his bedside.
An Old Time ltetddcnt.
Deceased was born at Ulairsville.
Pa., June 80, 1820, and grew up in
that section, being united in mar
riage with Miss Sarah J. Alexander
at Greenville. Pa., May 1, 1845. They
came west and settled in Hock Isl
and in May, 1850, and have since re
sided here continuously. A carpen
ter by trade, Mr. McDonald first em
barked in contracting and building,
which he followed for a number of
years, later going into the grocery
business at fourth avenue ana iwen-ty-third
sireet, from which he retired
about five years ago. Mr. McDonald
by his long residence here had be
come well known throughout the
citv as an honorable, upright citizen
and had the highest esteem of all
who knew him. He leaves besides a
widow, seven children as follows
Mrs. James Carl and Mrs. A. Carl, of
this city. John A., of Denver. Col.,
Samuel P., of Nanamoi, H. C Mrs.
T. C. Wakefield and Hugh A. J.. Jr.,
of this city, and George, of Omaha.
The exact time of the funeral ha
not vet been settled upon, but will
probably be Sunday afternoon.
Kour Hour Sale l-'rom X
m. tut i
The following for Friday morning
Twent v-tive percent discount" on
all colored dress goods.
This discount is deducted from the
regular and reduced prices. It means
a positive saving of one-fourth the
price. Xo fictitious figures or values
arc tolerated, but 25 per cent dis
count means ''. per cent less than you
will have to pay for the same goods
after 12 o'clock."
'Foule Veilings" 32-iuch. wash
fabrics, all new styles, value to 10c
all go at Oje per yard.
Ginghams" You cannot get too
many of these desirable goods. Fri
day we w ill offer V yds of Zephyr for
80c, which would be cheap for 1. 25:
quantities less than lo yds 8c per
Tickings" Another lot of double
fold 18c ticking for 12Ac per yd.
Ticking" 12c fancy straw tick
ing for 8.1 e per yd.
Hakneu. Pl usei. iV: Vox Mai u.
Cuckoo Collins Again.
Cuckoo Collins, the Koek Island
sprinter of former days, who was re
cently shot in Xew Jersey for dump
ing lus backer in a foot race there, is
before the world again. A special
from Xewark, dated May 1, says:
"John, alias 'Cuckoo' Collins, pro
fessional runner and a member of the
15arnum Circus . company until April
16, w hen lie was shot in Kearney, X.
J. . and badly hurt, escaped from St.
Michael hospital, in Xewark. late
Saturday afternoon. He had been
visited by a circus employe named
Fecnev, and by another man whose
name is unknown. After Feeney left
Collins coolly walked out of the hos
pital with the other man. He was
not observed until he reached the
main entrance, and before he could
be stopped he boarded an electric car
and escaped. Police are looking for
him, as he is wanted as a witness
against Park Dolan, who shot him
April 10 because he failed to win a
100-yard foot race, in which Dolan
matched him for $200. Dolan is in
the Hudson county jail, and it is be
lieved his friends planned Collins1
escape to prevent his testifying."'
A Local Trotting Cotirne.
William Gallagher, an old and ex
perienced tri-city horseman, has
leased the old fair grounds' race
track ami is having it put into first
class shape, and the buildings about
it put in a good state of repair pre
paratory to placing it at the disposal
of the local owners of blooded stock
or roadsters in which they take pride.
It is expected to use the course not
onlv for speeding purposes, but
to erect a grand stand and
have meetings of no mean order occa
sionally. l'olice I'olntH.
Magistrate-elect Schroeder is still
waiting for the letter that hasn't
come from Springfield which is daily
expected. His commission will prob
ably arrive in a day or two.
Ferd Gross was brought before
Justice Hawes today on complaint of
Capt. Sprake, of the Salvation army,
who charged him with disturbing a
religious meeting. Justice Hawes
asst.?sed him $5 and costs.
The stage of water at Koek Island
bridge at noon to-day was 10.10 and
the temperature was 53.
The F. Weyerhauser came down
with eight strings of logs and the Cy
clone with 16. The Sidney and Verne
Swain came down and the Sam Atlee,
Abner Gile and Verne Swain passed
The Ilouiie Kxpresses Itself on the Location
of the State Fair.
A telegram to the Akgus from
Representative J. II. Mulligan this
afternoon announces that the bill lo
cating the state fair at Peoria perma
nently passed the house today. The
success of the measure looking to
fixing of Peoria as the state fair city
would be met with approbation in
Rock Island. Peoria is not onlv ad
mirably situated for the fair general
ly, but is the most convenient point
for the people of this section. '
THE GRAND JURY.
It Indicts Or. Iloyer for Murder and Ad
journs L n til Tomorrow. -
The grand jury adjourned last
evening until 9 o'clock tomorrow
morning in order to give State's At
torney Searle an opportunity to draw
up some indictments.
The jury has returned one true bill,
however, that of murder against Dr.
E. M. Boyer, who is confined in the
1 he indictment grows out of the
drowning by Mabel La Grange of her
illegitimate child in the Mississippi
river a few weeks ago.
Prkemttiox, May 1. There died
at the home of her son-in-law, lien
jamiu Whitsitt, Preemption, April
26, Mrs. Elizabeth Hetty, relict
of the late John Hetty. The funeral
took place on Friday, 2Sth, at 9:30
a. m. Services were conducted by
Kev. McGrcight, of Preemption, with
interment at Chippiannock cemetery,
Rock Island. Deceased was born in
Managham county. Ireland, January
21. 1803, and was the mother of six
children, who survive her. J. F. Het
ty, of Hazelton. Kan.. Mrs. D. J.
Cleland. Pierce. Xcb.. Mrs. W. H.
Harte, Philadelphia, Pa., J. W. Het
ty, Howling, Mrs. Henjamin Whit
sett. Preemption, ami Mrs. li. Cramp
ton, Rock Island.
The Silk riat and Prosperity.
The silk hat, that most characteristic
article of London attire, is said to bo a
sure indicator of prosperous or hard
times in that city. The denizens of Chan
cery lane and Gracechurch street, thoso
who are found abouf the tcmplo and the
exchanges, if briefs are plentv and busi
ness boomincr. flaunt it in the flossiest of
new tiles. But if business is slow the old
ones are ironed and do longer service. Just
now trado is bad. and those of the hatters
of the English metropolis who are not go
ing bankrupt are growling and grum
bling with all their might. Some of these
dealers in human roofs would get a good
notion of Xew York prosperity if, nsiug
their habitual test, thev had seen some of
Tammany's cohorts rolling off to help at
the inauguration the other day. Xew
York Evening Sun.
A Farmer's Disagreeable Ride.
A fanner living east of Grand island
had a narrow escape Tuesday night.
While going home his horses became un
manageable and threw him and his son
out. The boy fell at the side of the road.
The man's leg was caught in one of the
hind wheels of the wagon. He held on
to the spokes with his hands and wiU
head downward slid the wheel for over
a mile, when the horses were stopped by
running through a barb wire fence.
Floyd Spragne, a neighbor, saw the ac
cident, and when the team stopped
helped the plucl y farmer out. He is re
ported as getting alongnicely. Cor. Ne
braska State Journal.
Preserving Railroad Property.
The following order was issued to all
6tation agents and section foremen along
the line of the Maine Central railroad re
cently: You will not allow any parties to
place posters or advertisements on walls
or fences belonging to this company, nor
upon any objects upon land belonging to
this company or within our right of way.
It is the intention of this company to
have its station grounds and right of
way present a neat and attractive ap
pearance, and your cx-operation in se
curing this is desired aud expected.
rcct Poti.lt, I'tot:!'.
A St.. Louis woman has perfected a
patent to cover the process of making
"pv.-eet potato flour." T!k- processes are
those peeling the 1 o.ato ir.ul kiln drying
the peel so that it will keep for any
length of time as a food lor live stock:
of drying and grinding the potato into
three distinct grades of flour, and also
of slicing and drying it in tho form of
"Saratoga chips.' Xew York Telegram.
Card of Thanks.
I desire to publicly acknowledge
the deep sense of gratitude I feel to
all who showed me so much kindness
and sympathy in the hour of my late
atluction. fcutVAKD lit" uuill, Jr.
Souvenir Tea Cups.
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 iu a pretty gold
scrip, "Souvenir, Koek Island."
Price GOc each.
Heing of the very best China,
an ornament in themselves, I ex.
pect a rapid sale.
G. M. Loosley.
China, Glass and Lamps.
1009 Second Arenoe.
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 Aen's and Younp Aens fine
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
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.
Ladies call and see our "Juliet" Slipper, the
latest thing out.
Our prices are the Lowest.
Schneider's Cash Shoe Store,
1712 Second Avenue.
.v st ,
) ' V P 1 VAX
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 and
includes everything from an Ingrain to a Velvet.
Now is tlie time to set a New Carpet.
We Iiave it You need it.
We are offering HKU-SSKLS at 0 cents a yard.
VELVETS at 1..' a yard.
IXGKAIXS at 3.5 cenls a yard.
STRAW MATTIXG at 22 cents a yard.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
1809, 1811 SecondJAvenua.
C. F. DBWEND, Manager. TELEPHONE No. 120G.
Open Evenings till 8p. m.
Carpets are both hand
some and cheerful. This
is the month to be both,
with emphasis, if you take
a look ar our stock" and
make a purchase of just
what you wan: at bottom
prices Our prices have
j FLOOR PAINTS,
WHITE LEAD, ETC.
1610 Third Avenue.